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Our Open To Chat Box. Have your say and see what others say. Blogs are useful content presenters. We offer blogs by category. Some meetings may best be recorded on a blog. The MEETING ROOMS, in stripped down format without the many extras is a blog with recorded comments forming the basis for dialogue.
Introduction and what's in it for you?In reality, participating in this discussion is not free. It is going to cost you the time taken to read it. I see it as a win-win for us both. We know, as predicted by Bill Gates, in 1996, that “Content is King,” but are you aware that presentation is Queen?
e-BusinessFor many small businesses, the use of e-Mail is often the e-Business point of entry followed by the launching of a website and then a blog. 1.1 e-Businesse-Business relates to the use of the Internet for business purposes in a way that excludes the actual buying and selling of goods and servic
1.2 e-Commerce e-Commerce is a sub-set of e-Business that relates to actually trading on the Internet. It adds an online revenue stream and thus opens the door to businesses trading online without having physical business premises open to the public. This approach often lowers the barriers to entry for entreprene
2.1 Affiliate MarketingYou can outsource your e-marketing to an affiliate marketer who will take on the task at risk for a success fee. Attracting affiliate marketers will, however, generally require a marketing budget to get an initial group of affiliate marketers appointed and they will require a high return to offse
2: The Objective of this Blog deposited to your account which will leave you to focus on the traffic drivers to your online business sites.Making money onlineThere is a high-level business plan to making money online. Here it is:Get started, be brave, act fast, make mistakes, take baby steps and live with a sense
4: The Small Business DilemmaThe Objective: Achieving a balance between focus and work As one grows a business, so the possibility of work overload increases. To start let’s look at two important keys to getting your business growing. Focus and workload. No matter the sector or niche that you select to follo
5. The Internet Is For SME’sIn Africa, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME’s) have become disenchanted with the Internet. For many, after launching their websites to their customer base and marketplace the interest dropped off, and business owners lost interest, the sites become stale, and clients
6. Time To Go Online
6.1 Why Now?
We live in a world in which we constantly generate history. We’ve been to the moon and back. The thought of discovering little green headed friendly people, on a new green world in outer space, is probably more conceivable to modern man than the idea is
Before moving to the detail allow me to present a mini case study that on an online business to sell audio, entertainment and information products. In the posts that follow, I will cover matters that will impact upon the other options listed above. 6.2.2 e-BusinessThe first enabler to making money online is
7: Keys to Making Money Online
7.1 Objective: Establish a profitable online niche, test it then market it.
Should you have an existing business, you will know your market, and you will have to invest less to establish an online product store/showcase. It has been stressed that if you do not have this
7.3 Research the market; identify possible niches, keywords and competitiveness
Most e-Commerce sites that offer classified adverts at fixed prices, undisclosed prices or at pricing to be determined by auction were originally started to offer personal goods for sale. Today e-commerce site
7.3.2 Keywords and Keyword Research Revisited
When you build a web page, website and or store, you can specify keywords for your site. Keywords are words that describe the content of your site and suggest your site should a browser search for your keyword. Many sites can have a large number of descr
7.5 Keywords in SEO Meta Tags
Search engine meta tags are:
• Meta Titles ( the top title line in the google search result and the text at the top of your screen)
• Meta Description ( the following few lines of text in a Google search result
9.1 Names Matter
What is a Domain Name?
„HELLO, I’M LOOKING FOR............” Yes, names matter. A lot.
Keyword Rich Domain Names
Mostly on the Internet, when your domain name is registered, in addition to your domain name, offer a title, de
8.1 Product Evaluation; Influencers and Best Practices
At this stage, you will have researched and found a keyword rich niche with an acceptable balance between demand and competition for that demand. Your site will need to be optimised for these keywords, but for now, let us accept that there are a numb
You need to have worked through the product sourcing ideas set out below. Mostly, the plan is not complex; buy wholesale and sell retail.
You can trade in a network marketing venture or an affiliate marketing venture.
You could bulk up and open an online store that offers many affiliate pro
In the same way, that we have names, websites have domain names. The domain name is the address that you type into your browser when you want to go to a website. Every single page on the Internet has a unique name. Uniqueness is created by adding lower level page names. You will generally find the full name o
10. Building your Website & Online Shop
10.1 Websites should tell a story
In discussing online store photography it has been suggested that you begin by setting your camera to AUTO and that you just “point and shoot!” In a similar way, to get the process underway, i
PICTURES SELL PRODUCTS ON ONLINE STORES
Pictures sell a product online. This we all know, but what makes a great photo? I am no expert but have enjoyed taking photos for more than twenty years. Up to a couple of years back my online album, that had about 15,000 photos on it, was rated the 17t
For some, blogging is a book in the making. Blogging about four hundred words a day coupled with a two thousand word blog once a week will soon amount to being the book it may have been intended to be. Yes, a blog could be a book in the making. Alternatively, it may be an ever changing e
12.8 So, what should I blog about?
Blogging offers those that provide services with the opportunity to showcase their wisdom. By advising and by engaging in conversations they will establish their brand in a positive way.
I ran the risk of being boring by advising, ov
Tip No. 11: Use Cutting Edge Blogging Technology
Blogging technology has evolved. Content marketing with the aid of viral blogging enablers is a must. Viral blogging relates to having a structured interface with social media.
With one click, readers that are logged into their Facebook pages
13. Internet Marketing
13.1 Leverage Your Business with Keywords
At the outset, it should be noted that the best keywords are often not individual words but a keyword string. Using keyword strings offers the opportunity to be specific and being specific means that a search query is likel
13.3 Leverage Your Business with Affiliate Marketing
13.3.1 What is it ?
Affiliates take the form of a variety of arrangements. They may be:
Formal partnership agreements.
Loosely structured success fee arrangements.
13.5 Bridge Building
Bridge building relates to building online and offline bridges to your site. There are many possibilities including; direct mail marketing, e-Mail marketing, social network bridges, blogging and more. The idea may be to encourage established target market audiences with whom you
13.10 Social and Business Networking
A wealth of information is available on the opportunities for online and offline social and business networking. Breakfast clubs, society lunches, association events and functions together with a variety of online conversations dominate the networking arena
14. Building Your e-Tailing Business
The Supply Chain to Retailing: Manufacturer, Distributor, Wholesaler, Retailer, Consumer.
Check the Manufacturer's website for specifications and pictures.
In the offline brick and mortar world of retail business, one may say that shoppers
15. Sales and Marketing
15.1 Affiliate Network Marketing
The idea of affiliate network marketing does not require a huge leap in innovation. In its pure form network marketing revolves around the sale of resale rights to sell products. Multiple levels of marketers are supported by the fact that
GET GOING ASAP
No time for : ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, READY STEADY
16. High-level Action Plan
It’s common knowledge; without action, nothing will happen.
Focus on the user experience.
Make sure that users can easily find and pay for what they seek.
18. Tailpiece: Common Sense in Uncommon
How often have you heard the tale that common sense is surprisingly uncommon? I have heard it often and I’m sure, so have you. This point springs to mind because the question; what should we sell, is the most frequently asked by all. At thi