Sabtu, 31 Maret 2012
In less than 10 seconds our phone rang and the gentleman on the other end introduced himself and explained to us that he represented the home based business company that we were interested in. He was a very pleasant and friendly person. He told us a little about the business but would not reveal the name of the company. Next, he directed us to a 9 minute audio which explained in more detail about the home based business and how you could make all this money doing affiliate marketing in a short period of time and just working only a few hours a week. They even had an elderly woman on the audio who was making sale after sale even before her website was set up. This audio was very convincing.
About an hour later, the same gentlemen called us back. He asked us what we thought of the audio presentation, and reiterated the parts about making a great deal of money in a short period ot time without hardly doing any work. He then asked us if we were interested. Naturally, we thought this was a great opportunity, so my wife and I signed up for the businsess.
The following day, another gentleman from the company we just signed up with called. He also was very friendly. He explained more about the company and again told us how with very little time and effort we could be making BIG money. We were told that we would have a website all set up for us, the only thing we would pay for would be advertising. He then told us about the advertising packages. The more money that we would spend, the more Guaranteed Hits to our website which would mean more profits for us. There was also a site were we could track our hits and sales each day. Basically we could just sit back and watch the money roll in. My wife and I were new at this and it sounded so great we went with the higher package which cost $5,000.00, (STUPID MOVE), and it was so very easy to put it on your Credit Card. He also stated that he would be our advisor, if we had any problems and to contact him if we were not making any money after several weeks.
About a week later, we received another call from the company, this time it was another nice gentleman, who told us since we spent so much money with the company and we were such good customers, that they were giving us a one time deal, that if we spent another $3.000.00 we would receive another 100,000 guaranteed hits to our website. We had to make a decision, because the next day would be too late. Guess What. (ANOTHER BIG STUPID MOVE !!!!!)
Everyday I would come home from work and first thing go into the site to check our hits and sales. Everyday there would be around 50 to 60 hits, but no sales. After this went on for several weeks, we called the company and asked to speak with our advisor. We were told that he was no longer assigned to us, but that we had another advisor assigned to us. This was another pleasant and friendly female who told us it will take some time to see profits, because it takes about 2 months until our website gets placed on all the search engines. This scenario went on for over 2 months. We were told that we needed to be patient.
After 2 months, I started to research the company on the web and what people were saying about the company. Site after site were telling me that this company was a SCAM. That similar stories were being told by others who joined this company. That people would invest thousands of dollars and make nothing.
The next thing I did was to contact the Better Business Bureau in Phoenix, Arizona where the company was located. I filed a complaint against the company. The BBB followed through on the complaint and my wife and I were refunded all our money by the company. ( WE WERE VERY VERY LUCKY) thanks to the BBB.
I hope this article helps those seeking a LEGITMATE HOME BASED BUSINESS. Remember don't make the same mistakes my wife and I did.
1. Research the company. Make sure that they belong to respected business organizations such as the Better Business Bureau.
2.Stay away from companies that tell you that you can make great amounts of money in no time with little or no work.
3.Always stay within your budget. Don't throw away your hard earned money.
Jumat, 30 Maret 2012
Take the tips in this article into consideration so you can avoid falling victim to a variety of online scams. Everyone jumps on the internet looking to find the next big program that can change their life forever. No one wants to join a home based business scam on purpose, but unfortunately it happens.
There are so many programs that claim you can make thousands of dollars a week. While this may be true, do not fall for a program claiming you can do this in your first week. There is just too much marketing and researching required to make this kind of money ever so quickly.
Many programs will leave out the important details as to how you can make a lot of money, and claim that you can make thousands of dollars per week. All these scams do is rant on and on about how much money you will make. Once they have your money and you have signed up, they leave you high and dry to figure out the system on your own.
This leads me to my next point, which is only join a program that says they will be there for you every step of the way. Of course this could just be a claim, but wouldn't you rather have a claim as oppose to nothing? You want to know the person that signs you up will help you succeed.
The best way to determine whether they will be there for you or not is to look for contact information and talk to them one-on-one. An internet marketing scam is going to leave out the personal details and contact information because they do not want to tell you the truth. But a legitimate program is more than willing to talk to you and be there for you even before you have signed up with them.
The last thing to look for when trying to identify a scam is any free-trial periods. Look for an opportunity that will let you try it out first to see if you like it. If you do not, then you always have the chance to back out before you become a member and pay a start-up fee.
Don't just join a program without researching it because there are too many home based business scams online. And anymore, programs are charging start-up fees of outlandish prices close to one thousand dollars. To find a legitimate program that you can have success with, take the tips listed in this article.
Kamis, 29 Maret 2012
Of course, there are scam artists who target those who want to start their own home based business, but there are also scam artists who target average computer users around the world. These scam artists are adept at creating web sites that look and feel just like the web sites that you commonly use. For example, they can make an exact duplicate site of your banks web site, in an attempt to trick you into providing them with your username and password, or other sensitive data, such as your account number or credit card number.
In home based business scams, however, things work a bit differently. In this case, the scammer simply wants you to give him your money, in exchange for a load of lies and unfulfilled promises. He doesn't need your bank account information, he just needs payment, which inexperienced hopeful people will happily give him. He will take your money knowing that he is crushing your dreams and draining your bank account - and he won't care.
Protecting Yourself from Business Opportunity Scams
So, how can you protect yourself from these scammers? The first step is to use good, sound common sense. As always, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Learn to recognize hype, and to avoid offers that are 'hyped.' Hype means that outlandish promises are being made. For example, a scammer might promise you that you can make tens of thousands of dollars in just a few short days, with little or no work. That is a common ploy used in scammy home based business advertisements.
Research the Company
Before you invest your hard earned money in any business opportunity, you need to fully research the company. Check with the Better Business Bureau first to see if there are any negative reports. You can also pay for a basic background check, which generally costs less than twenty bucks. A great deal can be learned from such basic information.
Use a post office box, instead of your home address, and never give out personal details if you can avoid it. However, when doing business online, many times you will need to provide personal information. When doing so over the Internet, make sure that the site is secure by ensuring that the web site address in your address bar begins with https://, instead of just http://.
Read the Fine Print
Read everything, including the fine print, and make sure that you don't pay for anything until you have read all agreements and such. You should know exactly what you are paying for, before you send that payment. If possible, ask to talk directly with other people who have invested in the business opportunity, and verify who they are. Note that a scammer can put people up to telling you anything that they think that you want to hear, but often, when asked for references and such, a scammer will move on.
Once again, use good common sense in all transactions, and trust your instincts. If it feels wrong, it probably is. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you are unsure, do not move forward until you are sure. The right business opportunity will come along, but by paying attention, and knowing what to be on the lookout for, you won't spend a great deal of time or money investing in business scams.
Rabu, 28 Maret 2012
Are you sick and tired of getting bombarded with all the home based business scams that are out there today? All you have to do is open your email, watch TV, and surf the Internet and it wouldn't be very hard to find one of these so called once in a lifetime opportunities. Are there really any truly good "get rich quick companies", and "once in a lifetime opportunities" out there today? Can you really just be in the right place at the right time and strike it rich? Can you join one of the latest and greatest "pre-launch" businesses that are flooding the Internet and have an enormous business built for you automatically without having to work?
The sad truth is that millions of people everyday fall for these home based business scams.They get swindled into believing that it's easy to make money from home. They can "reserve their spot" today and everything will be okay. They can just "join now" and then ride off into the sunset.
Companies that use these kind of shady marketing techniques are what gives the home based business industry a bad name. The truth is that there are truly good home based business companies out there today that are legitimate. People really can make a good living from home. They can have the financial dreams that they've always wanted, but there's a catch.
It's going to take hard work and effort! The only way to have success in the home based business industry is to roll up your sleeves and work. All of the companies that tell you it's easy to make money are a joke. They aren't for real.
Do you want to know how easy it is to find a good home based business? It's so simple!
If you come across a business that you are interested in, just Google the company name and research the leaders that are involved with the company. Read peoples articles and testimonies about the company. Check their Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, and Twitter accounts. You will find out real quick if the company you are investigating is a scam.
Another great place to find the top leaders in the network marketing industry is on "Better Networker." This site is where the big leaders network. On Better Networker, they pride themselves on only having members that are legitimate networkers. They have the "ABN" seal of approval wh ich is a code of conduct that members need to follow in order to be in good standing. This is a great site to be a member of if you want to be recognized as a true player in the industry.
The reason the Internet is so great is because there is so much information right at your fingertips. It will give you the info you are looking for. It's one huge "Better Business Bureau." If you do the right research it's hard to get scammed. Don't fall for all those crazy home based business scams. Just follow your heart, do the right research and you can finally have that business you've always dreamed of.
Avoid falling for all those silly home based business scams. If you are looking to have financial freedom from home with and want to learn how to do it right visit Freedom From Home.
Selasa, 27 Maret 2012
There are tons of illegal and home based business scams that are increasing to hit the net on a daily basis. It is hard to find the right type of online business that suits people these days, but if you find one that works and works well, be prepared to make a boat load of cash.
It is challenging to find and test a system when there is so much confusion out in the wilderness of the cyber landscapes. Home based business scams are hidden around the net which makes it increasing hard to spot. This article should give you a little more direction on where you are now to where you want to be six to 12 months from now. All while decreasing the chance of becoming a scam victim and to increase you weekly and monthly income.
Achieving the goals of working part time from home and earning a full time income is much easier than you might think.
First just about all business opportunity blogs and websites carry with them silly offers that promote b ig incomes overnight with minimal work. IF you are faced with one of these ads or are considering join and it feels like it is to good to be true. Then it normally is one of those dreaded home based business scams.
The same old drivel normally shows on message boards, forums, and website promoting the world, and then you find the harsh reality that the results are far from what was being advertised.
The persons that are posting the same ads on all the message boards dont really care if you earn money from their systems, they only care to help themselves out, as they earn a big commission every time they get someone to reply or join up to a home based business scams offer.
They usual prey is people who are just new to the internet and unaware of such scams. They are the easy targets normally. It is easy to fall into the trap too. The ads do promote some very good benefits, but in the end wind up as scams.
Things to look out for home based business scams ads :-
1) Fake or misleading testimonials.
2) Use words like "No Work, Thousands Each Week"
3) Use phrases such as "Get rich quick"
If you have ever noticed, there is no such thing as a "free lunch" or instant riches. Any guru online will tell you that the easiest way to success is by working hard, and doing things that work, and do less of what doesn't work. Its a pretty simple sort of plan. But in this game, simplicity does work. Home based business scams are not easy in any sense.
The truth of the matter is that the best Home Based Business offer might take up some of you time, and a some tender loving care. If these Home Based Business Scams were actually legit and were turning people rich overnight. Then why isn't every man and their dog, utilizing these systems?
Most Home Based Business Scams promise the world, but it never delivers. Surprisingly, a small percentage of them actually work, and that traps more people into signing up for these offers.
There is no magical way of making money online. There is a system you can follow that will consistently bring you nice profits. But you rarely hear of people becoming a success overnight online. It just takes a little time and patience.
To avoid Home Based Business Scams make sure you spend the necessary ti me to investigate what is being advertised. It might save you lots of time in the long run. The best business you can have is by building a relationship with someone who is already doing well online and get them to show you the ropes. This way you will decrease the chances of getting scammed.
In the new web 2.0 marketing environment it is important to get the trust and networking skills before you undertake anything. Home Based Business Scams will continue throughout this week, next month and for years to come.
Hopefully the points mentioned in this article will help you find and eliminate some of pie in the sky offers that are simply lies and don't work.
Senin, 26 Maret 2012
Smokers have been attempting to devise different methods to quit smoking for years. It seems as though there is always a new fad or wonder product that is designed to aid a person in their cessation of smoking. However, recent technological advances have yielded the electronic cig. Many former tobacco cigarette smokers have made the switch. For the holiday season in 2009, smokeless cigarette websites reported a significant increase in the amount of traffic that their websites received. Yet, there are large portions of smokers who are not familiar with how smokeless cigarettes. In order to advertise their products, many manufacturers are offering free e cigarette trials to potential customers.
Before you decide to try a free e cigarette, it can be helpful to understand how your free e cigarette will work. The ecigarette itself is comprised of several parts. It has the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece contains an absorbent material that is moistened with a flavored solution . This is what provides the cigarettes with their flavor. The barrel of the electronic cig houses the nicotine solution of the cigarette and the atomizer, which is responsible for heating the nicotine solution. When the smoker inhales, it signals the atomizer to heat the nicotine solution. After the nicotine solution is sufficiently heated, it emits a vapor that the smoker inhales. The smoking of this type of cigarette can sometimes be referred to as vaping.
The Internet can be a valuable source of information about the free e cigarette that you want to try. There are many websites online that provide consumers with unbiased reviews of the different manufacturers products. Many people choose to purchase the electronic cig as an aid to assist them in quitting smoking. The Federal Drug Administration is still evaluating the effectiveness of electronic cig as an anti smoking aid. However, many former smokers will attest to its effectiveness. Ordering a free e cigarette will allow you to determine if this could be an effective aid in your quest to overcome your nicotine dependency.
When you order your free e cigarette, you will receive one cigarette and one cartridge of nicotine solution. One cartridge of nicotine solution contains the same amount of nicotine as two packs of tobacco based products. Depending upon your smoking habits, this can last you for a potentially considerable amount of time. Most manufacturers will gi ve away an electronic cig as a trial. However, you should be careful to check the companys policies on free trials before you order one. There is one popular site called BestFreeEcigarette.com, which helps people learn about free trials, and has many different brands to choose from.
If you do decide to that you like the results you experienced with your free e cigarette trial, then the next step will be for you to purchase an electronic cig starter kit. The kit will contain the same type of cigarette as the trial did. However, it will be accompanied by a wall charger, a car charger, or a USB charger with which to charge your cigarettes battery. You will be able to choose the flavor you would like your cigarette to taste like, and you will be able to order as many nicotine cartridges as you believe you will need. This form of cigarette is also available in a disposable form. You can still customize the taste and the concentration of nicotine within the cigarette. Even purchasing this alternative to smoking in a disposable form will can save you almost 80% of what you would normally spend on a pack of tobacco based cigarettes.
Electronic cigarettes offer the consumer a completely unique experience when it comes to smoking. There are no additives, tar, or carcinogens in this product. The lack of tar means that there will be no unsightly teeth stains or smelly odors. Besides being more cost effective than traditional cigarettes, they are more environmentally friendly and are healthier than traditional cigarettes. You will be able to experience all of these benefits for yourself by trying a free e cig. To order yours today, simply go online. You will be able to explore different manufacturers websites and products. You can compare the different brands to determine which one will meet your personal preferences.
Minggu, 25 Maret 2012
Imagine, each day millions of people have to travel and they all make use of public washrooms. Research shows that 84% of all public washrooms are contaminated and most people intuitively know this.
Toilet seat covers are a far more comfortable and hygienic solution.
Covers the complete toilet seat - more hygienic than putting toilet paper on the toilet seat Toilet seat covers flush away automatically thanks to the special flap that hangs in the toilet bowl - no touching the toilet seat, no toilet seat covers on the ground The flap avoids men, when sitting down, having direct contact with the inside of the toilet bowl Always handy - empty or absent dispensers are no longer a problem Dissolves 4 times faster than ordinary toilet paper - less chance of clogging
While toilet seat covers give public toilet users a sense of security, studies have shown they do not really protect a toilet user from disease Nevertheless, the likelihood of catching a serious illness when using a toilet without one is low.
It is doubtful if toilet seat covers are really needed in order to protect a public toilet's user from disease. The cover is useless if the seat is wet, as the liquid on the seat will seep through the paper cover along with whatever germs it contains. But the part of the body that makes contact with the toilet seat is not an entry point for germs into the body unless the toilet's user has an open woundToilet seat covers are used in women's rooms more often than in men's rooms because men generally urinate while standing, while women usually prefer to sitMade from recycled paper - environment friendly Toilet seat covers are a far more comfortable and hygienic solution.
Toilet paper seat covers - a hygienic answer whenever you travel or work away from home. Toilet paper seat covers are specially developed for people who are concerned with hygiene in public restrooms and want to protect themselves.
An unfortunate but recurrent problem for many is being faced with empty toilet seat cover dispensers. This problem occurs a lot in the U.S., where the provision of toilet seat cover dispensers are required by law in many States. Washroom personnel all too often "forget" to fill the dispensers. For those people on the move, Toly's handy toilet seat covers travel packs offer a great alternative.
In Europe, where seat cover dispensers are not as common as in the U.S., travel packs are a must have for anyone on a day out.
Sabtu, 24 Maret 2012
With the poor condition of the economy, a lot of people are now finding ways to make additional income. Luckily, finding effective making money online business opportunity can be easily done due to the many opportunities available.
More and more people are becoming interested in starting a home business because of many reasons spending more quality time with the whole family, convenience, saving more money on gas and avoiding traffic.
The internet provides various opportunities to make additional income. These opportunities can help stay-at-home mothers, students, unemployed, old citizens and disabled people who want to earn some income. You can look for ways to make money online twenty-four hours a day and you have the choice to start your business part time or full time.
You probably have a certain making money online business opportunity in mind. With the wide variety of online business available, it is easy to find one that suits yo ur interest but you may find it quite challenging to succeed. What you need is the right information and a good strategy in order to be successful in your online business.
Businesses tend to use the internet a lot for advertising and to reach more customers. You can greatly benefit from these, as you will be able to know everything about online advertising, product selling, web designing, blogging and other ways to make money online.
One of the most popular ways to earn additional income online is through internet retailing. This works the same way as the usual normal stores inside the mall and bazaars do. Online retailing has the same principle, except for the fact that their market is the people in the internet. Online retailing is constantly increasing in popularity because of the scale of internet users around the world. Any individual can actually sell his or her items and products from bags and shoes to compact discs and digital cameras. In order to increase your sales, it is best to take a picture of your products on sale and post them on your own website or blog. There are also several online websites that provide fre e space for your ads.
Web designing and web programming are also effective ways to make money online. Nowadays, people and companies are always in need of web designers and programmers in order to create websites for their products and services. In fact, internet developers have found this market a very profitable area to develop and so this is why web designers and web programmers are born.
These days, everything on the internet is created by web designers graphics in homepages, images, fonts and multimedia services. Web designers are paid a huge sum of money for developing websites as well as promoting old sites to make them more popular. Web designers and programmers should be knowledgeable enough regarding computer programming languages and codes. This means that it may take you a while to be skillful in the field. Therefore, making money online business opportunity such as web designing and programming are only ideal for people who have gone thro ugh trainings and computer schools.
Jumat, 23 Maret 2012
Nowadays mobile phone industry has entered into a revolutionary phase with the evolution of iPhones that are aimed at making new destinations for mobile phone users. iPhone is merely not considered as a simple mobile phone but it provides a wide range of benefits through various apps at the iTunes store. Mobile phone application development industry is rising at a very high speed because of this handheld device. You can even find doctors employing iPhone like a stethoscope to read the heart rate of their patients. The iPhone has included most of the smart phones and various mobile devices available al across the market. In simple words we can say that today's age is iPhone age.
On the other hand, companies are now looking for highly skilled iPhone application developers to create highly customized yet effective mobile phone applications. These applications are aimed to making an end user's mobile experience amazing. Because of the increasing use of iPhones the demand for iPhone app developers has also increased a lot in the past few years. These developers are highly creative as well as proficient in creating dynamic iPhone applications for your mobile device. They procure the high level expertise in providing assistance in developing iPhone applications.
IPhone applications developers are equally capable of providing best-in class solutions and services at affordable costs and on-time delivery. Often specific things seem really possible in the head but are not in actuality. If this is the same case with your application then you can get assured feedback from them. iPhone developers will provide assistance in transforming you mobile device get featured with high end applications that support feasibility and affordability which is the prime objective of the company. In this way, you will end up getting a point where it will be more practical and profitable for you and your business.
Choosing skilled iPhone app developers ensure that mobile based applications will exhibit the capability and expertise. They can meet the requisites of iPhone apps of an individual superbly and well owing to its superior applications supportive nature and capacity to store. There are a wide range of companies that produce various mobile apps for iPhone for different purposes, but it is extremely important to be aware which source in reliable and profitable for you and your business.
To cater these most pressing needs of iPhone App providers, Agicent is geared up to provide complete set of Mobile Application Development services on almost all the leading Mobile OS platforms including Symbian, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, WinMobile, J2ME, and Brew etc.
Kamis, 22 Maret 2012
There are several difficult tasks and responsibilities that has to be faced in the operation of a small business. The owner wants to achieve success but at the same time wishes to have all the dreams fulfilled efficiently and quickly without compromising the integrity. To realize the objectives, attractive ideas and clever strategies are needed in the owner's business toolbox. It is here that a small business marketing consultant comes into the picture. It is time to avail the services of a professional who knows the business inside out. This allows the owners to concentrate on running their business smoothly.
In today's cut-throat competitive world of commercial business the task of building a small business should be assigned to the small business marketing consultant who are better equipped to handle the job with their professional trainings and qualifications. They are sure to save time and money beside provide big profits by implementing the tried and teste d strategies. Higher annual returns and better profit margin can be set for the year's end by increasing the customer numbers and quality of the services and products offered.
Most business owners have several bright ideas but the fear of failure pulls them back in implementing any of these. Many a time the problem is that they simply do not have some extra time away from the day to day running of the business, to think of committing themselves to the marketing. They simply sit and watch as their competitors move ahead employing newer technologies. The job of trying out different strategies like lead generation, advertising, fax blasting, email blasts and internet marketing does not seem possible for them. A back up team is needed by every entrepreneur. It must be remembered that it is up to the small business owners, how high and far they want to go to achieve the desired goal.
It may be counter productive to try out business strategies by oneself. Tho se who are successful always use the services of the best and the brightest in their particular profession. The task of finding a small business marketing consultant would be easier if a professional who is well equipped, informed and connected with all the intricacies of the business is selected for the job. Those who know everything about the small business are better equipped to deal with all the eventuality. In today's interconnected global business environment the adage about the business that it is a "jungle out there" is completely true. The market today is more diverse and extensive than it has ever been.
A high-level blueprint is needed to make the business work in such a competitive world. Planning and discussing the strategies with the trusted people is the need of the hour. In Small Business 101 smaller level of marketing is the main lesson. To maximize the bottom line, keep the expenses at minimum and get ahead of the competition it is necessary to im plement those bright ideas. This is the right time to consult the small business-marketing consultant who knows the area well and will help in achieving the success.
Rabu, 21 Maret 2012
As a small business owner thinking about your small business marketing, you know that the ultimate goal of your marketing is to Generate Leads that you can then convert into Sales at a Profit.
Running a business can be very challenging not only because of the current economic climate but also because of the way your customers are changing their habits when it comes to searching for the products and services that you offer.
As a Small Business Owner, you have to understand these changes in buying behaviour and use the Small Business Marketing strategies out there to ensure that your product and service is in front of your customers. And guess what, if you are not preparing your business for these changes, your competitors are.
So What Internet Marketing Strategies Should You Use to Drive Visitors To Your Business?
1)Your Website Position on the Web
Firstly more and more people are using the internet to find products and services. Ask any young person when is the last time they picked up a copy of the Yellow Pages. With this in mind, your small business marketing strategy must include your business having a web presence.
However statistics overwhelmingly show that 90% of searchers do not go past the first page of Google and that 40% click on the link at the top. Therefore it is no use just having a website; your website must come up in at least the top 3 position for the keyword relevant to your business.
This is called Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) which in simple terms is about showing the search engines that your website is the most relevant for the given search term and is done through the way your website is set up, the website content and through the links from other places on the internet to your website which proves to the search engines the credibility of your website.
2)Getting Your Business in Front of Your Local Customers
More and more people are turning to the internet and mobile phones to search for local products and services. The search engines like Google are recognising this trend and have created products to cater for this shift in searching behaviour.
Imagine this: you are out and about and are feeling hungry. You want to find a local Chinese restaurant. You take out your mobile, put into the search bar, Chinese restaurant and very cleverly, it will ascertain your geographic location and bring up Chinese restaurants nearest to you showing distance from your location, reviews, directions, phone numbers etc. The same for when you are searching for a local plumber, dentist, accountant, florist etc.
And so your Local Small Business Marketing Strategy must take advantage of platforms like Google Places, Bing and Yahoo Local, Facebook Places, Local Review Directories like Yelp and ensure that your business is found when a local search is made.
3)Pay per Click- The Fastest Way to Get onto the First Page of the Search Engines and generate Targeted leads
With Pay Per Click Marketing, your business can be on the first page of search engines generating targeted leads within minutes.
Since Google makes up 70% of the Pay Per Click (PPC) market, we will concentrate here on Google. PPC marketing with Google is called Google Adwords and it is the sponsored ads that come up on the top and the right hand side of the Google Pages. It is free for the ads to appear here and you only pay when someone clicks on your add and goes to your landing page. Therefore PPC marketing can be highly targeted and you can easily calculate the profitability of your PPC marketing.
Many small business owners make a big mistake of not using PPC Marketing to generate leads. This is because either they do not know enough about PPC or they have been led to believe that it is expensive and will not give them a return on their investment.
If done correctly, PPC can be a very powerful lead generation small business marketing strategy. In the PPC arena, Facebook PPC is showing a rising trend due to the number of Facebook users and with detailed user profile information available on Facebook, the PPC add can be even more targeted than Google Adwords.
4)Build Relationships with Customers and Generate Leads through Email Marketing
It is a common misconception that email marketing does not work and that most emails land up in the spam box or are deleted without having been read.
However, e-mail marketing, if done correctly, can be an inexpensive and quick way to reach a large audience. The key is in the way you collect emails. You have to get people to want to receive your mailings. To do this, you need to do permission mailing, which means having people either sign up on your Web site for such mailings or provide their e-mail addresses when they purchase something from your company. You need to have a rigorous system of collecting emails making sure that in all cases you have permission to email them.
Once you have an email system in place and your target audience is receiving valuable information, you have a ready market to make offers or advise them of new products etc.
5)Using the Power of Social Media to Gain Credibility and Generate Leads.
Why is Social Media important? For the simple reason that the way people are communicating online is changing and small business owners need to keep up with this changing trend!
Social Networking websites in the UK now account for 11% of all time spent online! In the past year the average time spent on social networking sites grew from 3 hours per month to 5.5 hours.
It is now one of the essential strategies of Small Business Marketing and for building a business online and driving a large amount of traffic to your website.
When we use the term social media we are referring more commonly to websites such as Twitter and Facebook and for businesses more specifically LinkedIn.
People join these networks and create profiles about themselves and share information, photos and videos with their friends or contacts. You can therefore have access to your friend's friends and spread your marketing message virally.
Selasa, 20 Maret 2012
Whether your business is old or new, you can't stop advertising your product or service. And for most starters, small business marketing often mean cold calling potential buyers and making walk-in clients very satisfied. But are these small business marketing ideas still effective in this day and age? Or is Internet marketing becoming the next norm for small or big business.
Compounding to the challenge is that, these days, the business magazines, newspapers, Internet and even your email Inbox are riddled with small business marketing ideas from just anybody. Inexperienced businessmen or women can easily feel lost in these barrages of small business marketing views, advices, schemes, etc. So allow me to give you more centered strategies that undertake one powerful small business marketing strategy: Internet marketing.
Six Top Ideas for Online Marketing
1. Pay Per Click Marketing (PPC)
For a tech-savvy entrepreneur, Pay Per Click marketing proves to be a strong business marketing method. However, business people employing Pay Per Click must have a clear understanding of what they're doing or their cost per conversion could quickly rise unknowingly. That means vital to an effective Pay Per Click advertising drive and other local SEO is constant monitoring.
2. Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Unlike Pay Per Click marketing, Search Engine Optimization don't show immediate results but a long-term aspect is feasible. On average, 75% of a business website's traffic comes from organic search engine seeks. Remember that Google, Yahoo, and others wouldn't mind your promotional budget. What they take into consideration are the SEO strategies you employed on your site What are important are the SEO techniques that you placed on your site.
3. Public Relations (PR)
Public relations are perhaps the backbone of all small business marketing ideas since advertising campaigns was started. Nailing your offline as well as online PR campaign is a great way to bring awareness, authority, trust, and loyalty to your business. Online public relation through PR Wire is very cost-effective small business marketing strategy, for example.
4. Twitter and Facebook Places
As if the mere presence on Twitter and Facebook to business advertisers isn't enough today, the two online social media heavyweights added another killer tool for small business marketing campaigns: Twitter and Facebook Places. This application allows you to integrate your Tweets and Facebook posts to display a map where your business is located.
5. Online Business Directories
Today, people are prepared to trade yellow pages to quicker, more interactive online business directories to find local businesses. If your business is not included on various online business directories, then it means you're losing on tremendous amount of small business marketing ideas. You should worry if your head of advertising don't know about online directories like Brigtlocal.com.
6. Online Word of Mouth
And the last small business marketing strategy that's paying huge dividend is online word of mouth. Online word of mouth is spread through blogs, customer reviews, online directories, and social networking sites. Seventy percent of future buyers trust online reviews; ReviewBiz from Brightlocal.com can help you gain glowing online customer review to jump start your online word of mouth.
For a starting business man or woman, these small business marketing ideas can be difficult to remember. In fact, the negative side to all these online marketing ideas is that they can be exceedingly time consuming to implement. But I didn't come to solve your marketing problem only to bring another problem. I also came with another solution. Look into Brightlocal.com for local SEO London solutions, for example; the company can save you time and money in terms of online marketing ideas and solutions.
In closing, small business marketing ideas such as online directories, 5 simple steps for using local directories, etc. are a potent way to reach more local customers. These tried & trusted methods are permanent, and your business will fall if you don't have these ideas in place.
Senin, 19 Maret 2012
Small business marketing means to make search engine optimization techniques for a small business website to increase the traffic on website. The search engine optimization techniques improve the small business website to bring the traffic and new business that we always expect from the website of small business. Small business website means that the websites which are having their small business in turn and till these sites are not too much popular yet. Small business websites are not having the too much popularity as well as no traffic on the sites. There are very less no. of visitors to these sites. Therefore these sites owner who just started their business through small business sites are having very less profit from their business.
Now the owner of these small business websites wants their sites to be very popular and wants more and more traffic to his site so that he can get high profit from his small business website. To do this he needs Small business SEO. Small business SEO means to follow SEO techniques to get more traffic on the site and to improve the visibility of the website on the search engine.
Specializing in the small business SEO (search engine optimization), the small business website is optimized to gain rankings in the top ten listings in the search engine rankings. Proven SEO techniques are used to improve the ranking of small business website in the search engine. Search engine optimization is both the niche industry of Internet marketing and a specific set of techniques that guide the creation of a website in order to rank well for specific and relevant keywords at the various search engines.
Internet marketing or small business marketing is very essential for any website that helps a lot to make profit online. With the help of Internet marketing one can promote his business to next level. By using the small business SEO services there are large no. of chances to get visibility to users and generate increased revenue. As a business owner if anybody wants to advertise the products and services that his business offers, it can be done through various Medias such as television, newspapers, magazines, posters etc. But all these Medias are not too much cost and efforts effective. The Internet is a media which is very popular and cost effective way to do Internet marketing.
To get traffic from various search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN etc is the important process of Internet marketing which is known as Search engine marketing. Search engine marketing is the form of Internet marketing that promotes the small business websites and increases the visibility in the search engine result pages. There are two ways to get high rankings and more traffic. One is to get the higher rank in the search engines natural results is through Search engine optimization and another is pay per click advertising in which sponsored advertising is bought on search engine.
Minggu, 18 Maret 2012
The World Wide Web is indeed making its name, literally. The Internet is fast becoming an instant form of communication towards individuals from almost every part of the world, and with local and international businesses developing websites in order for these Internet users to view and possibly be potential consumers for their product or service. This virtual world seems to be making our world more compact and connected, with a lot of business and personal websites wanting to have that space where people can easily see their website, amongst the thousands of other business competitors.
However, there is a niche when it comes to local small businesses. When compared with international or large businesses, their target market would be much smaller, since they can only reach out to one specific location, it would also depend on their line of business, if it for the general public or for a smaller target market. Either way, marketing a small local business may be quite different when compared with international businesses.
For local small business marketing, the techniques used must be more focused and in tune with the local community. Of course, the competition will decrease significantly, but there would still be competitors present. For most small businesses operating locally, their best bet would be to ask for professional Internet marketing services.
Companies that have proper experience and knowledge on local small business marketing techniques are there to help small businesses reach out to a wider audience, even if it is out of their location. More often than not, this increases the chances of them being visible online, thus giving them an edge against their local competitors. This would also add to their level of popularity, making sure that people who will be visiting their location would remember about their business through their website.
Local small business marketing techniques does not differ from the usual internet marketing techniques. However, considering the scope of their business, these marketing strategies are tweaked so that it can effectively market the business without being too overboard. Internet marketing companies make sure that their strategies are in line with the business industry, as well as their target market on the local scene.
Even if the business is small or just starting, getting professional assistance from local small business marketing companies can certainly help with regards to letting the local community know about the business. By having the right techniques and practicing the right website management, the small business is definitely off to a great start.
Sabtu, 17 Maret 2012
Small business marketing is all about determining the needs of your target market and then providing solutions to meet those needs.
These 7 steps are aimed at entrepreneurs starting a small business and those who want to create a successful small business marketing plan for an existing business.
Most small business promotions focus on how great their products and services are. Instead, you should educate your target market consistently and start building a relationship that will establish your credibility and trust. It is important to develop a marketing mindset. Think Marketing your products and services all of the time. It is very important to consistently market your products and services. Dont fall into the trap of stop and go marketing. Some small business owners only market when sales are down.
You cant have a successful small business without having a successful small business marketing plan. Effective small business marketing is the way to growth and profits.
If youre a small business owner or you want to know how to start a small business in the future, this simple 7-step plan will help you understand your business and your target market.
How to Start a Small Business Marketing Plan: 7 Steps
Begin the process by answering these questions:
1) Who -- Who specifically is your target market? Who is your ideal client? What research can you do to find out more about your target market?
2) What -- What products and services do your ideal clients want and need? What does your product and service do for your ideal client? What problems does your product solve for your customer? What are the solutions that your ideal client is looking for? What is your area of specialty that will differentiate you in the marketplace? What are the industry trends? What type of message will your ideal client likely respond to? What are you ultimately selling? For example: Are you selling eye glasses or are you selling vision? What is your unique mix of products and services? What is your pricing strategy?
3) Where -- Where is your ideal client? Where is your customer located geographically? Where will you position yourself so they can easily find you? Where are the best places to get your marketing message to them? Will you speak to groups, hold seminars, or write a blog, newsletters or articles?
4) When -- How frequently does your target market need to hear your marketing message? When are they most likely to buy your products and services?
5) Why -- Why are you in business? Why do customers or clients buy from you? Why should they choose your product or service over your competition?
6) How -- How does your customer buy your product or service? How are you going to reach potential buyers for your services and products? How will you communicate your marketing message? How will you provide customers or clients with the information they need to make their buying decision?
7) Marketing Mindset Practice mastering a Marketing Mindset and you will be on the path to a profitable small business.
With these 7 steps, you can take action towards starting a small business marketing plan that targets new customers. Marketing is about testing and evaluating your return on investment. But its primarily about helping people get what they want. Master these small business marketing steps and you will be on the path to more profit and success as a business owner.
Jumat, 16 Maret 2012
Small Business Marketing Opt in List Secrets. Building a Cyber Business by your Small Business Marketing Opt in List
Before revealing the beneficial reasons of the small business marketing opt in list, you must recognize the false beliefs that must be understood prior to embarking on growing a small business marketing opt in list. Being in the dark about small business marketing opt in list secrets will be a hindrance towards your profitting well from your business.
Realize that hardly any business people even use small business marketing opt in email marketing, much less build an actual small business marketing opt in list.
Small business marketing opt in list email is one of the most effective marketing practices nowadays chiefly because virtually all people use email.
Small business marketing opt in list email marketing campaigns can offend a lot of people. The ethical way to surmount this quandary is from practicing permission-based marketing. You will have infinite more success if you've been allowed permission from an small business marketing opt in list to email a person something.
It makes no sense to email Spam. The way to winning in this area is to solely send email to those who have become members of your small business marketing opt in list. It is paramount to fully understand the process to know how to build a profitable small business marketing opt in list.
The truth about constructing a small business marketing opt in List.
Once you know the truth about small business marketing opt in list marketing, here's how one can benefit from employing the power of email marketing campaigns - creating your own small business marketing opt in list. Building a small business marketing opt in list isn't always easy particularily for those lacking the knowledge.
Here are a few tips on how to win with an small business marketing opt in list email marketing endeavour.
1. Reasoned Collecting of Data
Realizing which data to extract from your list will help you in lowering costs and/or make sales flourish. Systematically create a system that rewards your visitors and encourages them to provide the info you need. Overload of data is not good. Whilst establishing a small business marketing opt in list, only try to capture their name and email addresses. Make sure that the profiles that you gather are updated to aid in improving the relevance, timeliness and satisfaction from each deal you make.
2. Suitable Start-up
As in any business endeavour, doing isn't planning...doing is doing! This easily translates to the difficulty one has to undergo during the execution of his or her email marketing efforts. Stop thinking and start doing. It's a good thing that numerous methods, usually inexpensive, abound to speed and facilitate the building up of one's small business marketing opt in database.
Maintaining proper records of your small business marketing opt in database can pose a problem to some.Opt-in Technology and quality sources should be employed in making this function of your marketing more controllable. The best quality groups of opt-ins with the greatest results should be taken noted of.
Kamis, 15 Maret 2012
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These Powerful Small Business Marketing Tips Are Guaranteed to Dramatically Increase Your Sales!
If you are like many entrepreneurs, you are looking for small business marketing tips that not only work, but work consistently. If you're ready to take the your small business to the next level, you need to look at marketing differently.
This may seem obvious but, over 97% of the time, your small business marketing should have one of two goals: 1. Result in a sale. 2. Result in a lead or prospect.
The other 3% of the cases include your community service marketing like memberships in Rotary, Kiwanis and organizations to which you belong.
Marketing Shouldn't be a Mystery!
Small business owners often see marketing as a mystery and don't know what works for their business. Not knowing what to do leads to either copying competitor's poor marketing or their falling prey to media and agency reps who often know less about marketing than them! The reps are taught to tell you, the small business owner, the goal of your marketing is to build your brand.
The ground is littered with failed small businesses who fell for this brand-building fallacy. Don't misunderstand me here. I strongly believe in advertising as a pillar of your marketing system but you must view all your marketing as an investment, not as a trial to see what works if people know your name.
Another Small Business Marketing Tip:
Look at advertising as you would a sales ep. Would you hire a sales rep to build your brand and "get your name out there?" If they never close and sale and you're losing money, do you keep them on board? Of course not! You don't keep them around longer or pay them more money. You make a change.
Do you see the analogy? Your sales people and advertising are both marketing investments. Why continue advertising that doesn't generate profits?
Remember that everything in your business is part of your marketing. You either move clients and prospects towards or away from a buying decision. When you look at everything you do as part of your marketing investment, you begin to consider how to leverage it in every possible way to increase profits.
7 Powerful Small Business Marketing Strategies That Will Grow YOUR Business!
1. Develop a powerful (USP) that gives prospects a compelling reason to buy from you now. Your USP must scream a powerful reason to do business with you. It motivates your clients to send friends in droves to buy your product or service! This small business marketing tip has built small companies into empires! Remember the little pizza company that guaranteed fresh hot pizza in 30 minutes or less - Or it's free?
Make an outrageous and exciting claim that shows that you are better than anybody else and the best thing for a prospect can do is buy from you now!
2. Learn selling and customer service skills. Advertising legend Clyde Bedell taught us "That all good selling is service." Service and sales go tightly together. When you cross-sell, you provide a tremendous service. You save clients the time and aggravation of having to search elsewhere to complete the purchase.
Marketing legend Dan Kennedy sums up this concept beautifully by saying "People are walking around holding an umbilical cord and saying, "Tell me what to do." Your clients and prospects need and value your recommendations and will follow them so make a habit of providing them!
3. Capture client and prospect information and create a database. Take a moment to ask yourself the last time a retailer or restaurant asked you name or asked you to return. In general, it is NEVER! Your business will be one of less than 5% of companies that make any effort to build a powerful bond with your clients.
4. Use your database to keep in touch. Send thank you notes. (Super car salesman Joe Girardi is in the Guinness book of records for selling more cars than anybody. His secret? he kept in touch with tens of thousands of clients using thank you notes and greeting cards.Give them a reason to return by sending special discount coupons, invitations to "Platinum Client Days"." Always thank them for their past business and give them a special offer as a reason to return and always have a deadline for your offer. 5. Start a newsletter, which is THE most powerful small business marketing tip to build a fence around your clients. The added advantage is that you are marketing to those most likely to buy - Current and past clients!
6. Create a referral and reward program. Unfortunately, most people are afraid to ask for referrals even thought clients are happy to give them. The easiest strategy is to simply ask for them and reward people who send you new clients. It can be as simple as giving coded coupons to a client in your store. For each one that is redeemed, the referring client gets a gift. Many professionals are a lot more strategic and have arrange special meetings with their clients for the sole purpose of getting high quality referrals. If you are living up to your USP, clients will gladly refer others! You must realize that if you are providing quality products and services, it is your right to ask for referrals.
7. The final small business marketing tip is so powerful that you must insure you have the capacity to handle the additional business! Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances leverage the goodwill and relationships other businesses have built with their clients.
Identify non-competing businesses that serve a client base similar to yours. Approach the owner and propose a joint venture or strategic alliance in which you are going to endorse their business to your list and vise-versa. As mentioned earlier, consumers are constantly asking "Who should I buy this product or service from?'
This powerful small business marketing tool leverages the trust you and your alliance partner(s) have built with their clients and, when properly structured between two good companies with quality products and services, is as close to a guaranteed success as you will ever get.
Rabu, 14 Maret 2012
Are you a newbie in the online market and wanted to promote your small business? There are actually many small business marketing strategy that you can implement and target your market using them. But before you go about the process, the one thing that you need to consider is your budget. Are you ready to invest good-sized money to do all the small business marketing strategy? For beginners, this is really intimidating, especially to those who are not knowledgeable about the internet marketing “technology”. But don’t get frustrated because with a little help from the experts, which they call themselves internet marketing gurus, you can fuel your small business marketing strategy and get the results you need for your small business online.
Affordable small business marketing strategy that produce results!
However, the problem with hiring internet marketing experts is that, they can cost you a lot. If you don’t have a budget to afford it, might as well settle for small business marketing strategy that are cheap and even comes free. The only thing that you need to have here is knowledge and full understanding of how each strategy works. Don’t worry because the small business marketing strategy that will be discussed here are simple and easy to pull off.Pay per click advertising – This is one of the best small business marketing strategy that you can implement. Google Adwords and Yahoo Marketing are the two most popular medium that offer pay per click advertising campaigns. The good thing about it is that, you can control how much money you want to spend on targeted keywords. Also, you control the money you want to spend on a monthly basis. The success of this small business marketing strategy is guaranteed because you are getting the targeted traffic that you expect. Blogging – As far as affordability is concerned, blogging is the cheapest small business marketing strategy. In fact, you can blog and get the word out by only investing time and effort on writing quality blog articles. There are lots of ways to use blogging as a small business marketing strategy tool. First off, you can social bookmark your post to appropriate social directories. Second, you can write articles with specific keywords that relate to your small business. To succeed in this small business marketing strategy, you need to be consistent when blogging and how often you blog. Ezine advertising – This is a powerful small business marketing strategy. The fact that there are several email newsletters today and have been around for many years and have lots of loyal readers, you can use this to your advantage. You spread the word out through this small business marketing strategy. This gives you all the opportunity to promote your small business to people who are actually reading your article, your classified ad, or your solo ad.
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Selasa, 13 Maret 2012
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Senin, 12 Maret 2012
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I'm going to talk about not only how to build a website for beginners but also the key components you'll need to run a successful online business, here they are:
1) Squeeze Page This is a page that captures visitors name and email address. It's important to use a squeeze page when you are building an online business because this captures subscribers so that you can contact them via email.
2) Free Offer You need a quality free offer that the person will get once they give you their email address. This makes people far more willing and likely to place their information into your form so it's essential that you have a free offer. It also helps to build the relationship and trust between you and your subscriber because you are initially helping them out.
3) Thank You Page You should have a thank you page that subscribers get re-directed to once they fill their information into your sign up form! This is important just because you can place instruction on your thank you page to show the subscriber what they need to do next, also its a polite thing to do and once again helps build the relationship / trust with the subscriber!
4) Email Follow Up You need a series of pre-written emails that will send automatically at set intervals to your subscribers! These emails will help them out and help build your relationship with the subscriber! If you were running a golf tips website you could simply send them a weekly newsletter with your latest golf tips! This is very important that you help them by sending them quality free information because it will help you build up trust with the subscriber which means when you do send them an offer such as a recommendation for your product or an affiliate offer you'll have a much higher response rate and make more money.
5) Traffic Traffic is the lifeblood of an online business and without traffic you will soon unfortunately fail! One thing people fail to recognize is that a nice website won't bring traffic in. Even if you have the best looking website on the internet you won't actually make money unless you start bringing traffic into that website! What you need to do is study a traffic generation guide which will teach all about the various methods of driving traffic (visitors) to a website, learn the methods and implement them.
So, hopefully I've opened up your mind to what it really takes to not only get a website online but get a successful online business up and running so when you learn how to build a website for beginners you'll also learn to implement these other important things!
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Minggu, 11 Maret 2012
So you have decided that you absolutely need a website. Before you dive in, I would like to share with you ten things you would need to know on how to build a website, in order to ensure the success of your website project.
How to Build a Website Item #1.
A website address (or URL): Your website address is the location at which customers will find you. Ideally, you will want to use your business name. (yourbusinessname.com). If your name is not available, then try using keywords that relate to your business. For example, a lawyer in New York might use NewYorkLawyer.com. Ensure that your web address is easy to remember. If your web address is something that is commonly misspelled, be sure to purchase the URL for the misspelling of the address as well.
How to Build a Website Item #2.
Web hosting: In order for your files to be live on the internet, you will need a web host. A website is comprised of files, and a web host is able to make those files live on the internet by hosting them on a web server. Look for a web host that provides 24-hour support.
How to Build a Website Item #3.
A plan: You need a plan before getting started. Its important to understand the goal of your website and your expectations in order to get there. Trust me it, it will save you a lot of time and money.
How to Build a Website Item #4.
Logo: Do you have a business logo? If you dont, its time to make one. A logo is one of the ways to brand your business, and should be used on all of your marketing materials so your customers will recognize it.
How to Build a Website Item #5.
Images: Images help to tell a story as well as help you communicate with your target market. You can either use stock images or your own images. If you are a photographer, wedding planner, interior designer, or are in a visual industry, youll want to use your own images. If not, youll want to select stock images that will powerfully relay your message.
How to Build a Website Item #6.
Website content/text: Your website needs to look good, but it also needs to get your message across. The content of your website should do two things. 1) Sell your products and services/communicate your message. 2) Be search engine friendly by including keywords that are relevant to your business. If you are a bakery in Boston, and your prospect is searching for bakery in Boston, keyword ri ch web content will help these prospects find your site. A professional copywriter can write content that both communicates your message and is search engine friendly.
How to Build a Website Item #7.
Professional website design: What would a website be without a beautiful design? There are many designers to choose from. However, not all website designers are created equal. Pay attention to the web designers portfolio to review the professionalism of their work. In addition, see how helpful they are in answering your questions and giving you the information you need to make a well informed decision.
How to Build a Website Item #8.
Content Management System: If you plan on updating information to your website on a regular basis, then you will need a content management system tha t allows you to make changes to your website on your own, without having to go back to the designer. Most businesses out there wont need a CMS, but if you are a large online retailer or have ambitious growth plans, then considering a CMS might be a good idea. It will make your website updates much easier and more streamlined.
How to Build a Website Item #9.
Blog: Blogs are an amazing way to build a long-term relationship with your prospects and customers. Blogs are truly interactive and are updated frequently, so it gives you a great forum for interacting with the very people that will buy your products and services. Its also a great way to build your list for frequent email communications. If you are interested in starting a dialogue with your target market then adding a blog to your website is a great idea. Its also a great tool that will help bolster your search engine opti mization efforts.
How to Build a Website Item #10.
Commitment to marketing: If you build it, they wont necessarily come- unless you commit yourself to marketing. Its important to build it well, stay committed to keeping the information accurate, and know that marketing is going to be of utmost importance if you want your site to generate leads and bring results to your business.
Sabtu, 10 Maret 2012
Nowadays we find more and more women are starting their own businesses. Women not only run these businesses successfully but also make them a success. The success ratio of women are more when compared with men that the governments of all nations have understood the potential of women and are ready to help them by providing grants for their business in order to motivate them. Some of the popular businesses started by women include craft business, brokerage, consulting, administration jobs and housekeeping jobs and so on.
Earlier women used to approach their relatives, friend s and local banks for commercial loans. But now they have understood and known that they are eligible for grants from government which need not be repaid and are utilizing them to the fullest extent. Apart from these normal grants there are also business grants for minority women of Asian, African American or Spanish American origin.
Actually free grants for minority women busi ness are loans which are offered by granters to the receivers without expecting them to repay. This means, the receiver who have received a grant need not repay the granter at any point of time and can make use of the money for their business. Normally free grants for minority women businesses are offered by non profit organizations or institutions, government organizations and other businesses. Apart from this regional authorities and individual states too have their own set of free grants for minority women.
Loans and grants are not similar but are very different from each other. Loans attract interest from the receiver to the granter and the principal amount is required to be paid back after a stipulated time frame, but grants do not attract any interests and need not be repaid back. Since repayment is not involved, the credit score or history of the applicants is not checked for providing grants which might not be case with loans. Grants are not like loans th at they are offered only in limited numbers.
Details of free grants for minority women for starting business can be got from non profit organizations, women organizations, from online websites, from friends, women activists of the locality or area and personal lawyers. There are also minority women grants especially meant for single mothers who can avail this for continuing their education or start their own business and so on. Single mothers can gain economic status and in the course of time their social status too with the help of these grants.
Jumat, 09 Maret 2012
Computer forensics became a necessity in keeping up with the times wherein crimes have been committed using computer technology as a tool by the perpetrators. In order to counteract criminals and solve computer/digital assisted crimes, a new science has been developed to study crimes, opening a job opportunity for some people who will handle it and an education that is needed to gain necessary knowledge needed in the job.
Computer forensic education is necessary in learning how to gather evidences and data of crimes committed with the aid of computers for investigation and law enforcement as well as to prosecute and defend crimes in the court of law.
Computer forensic education is a never ending learning process in the sense that the use and benefits of computers is constantly evolving. The use of computers, its functions, programming is constantly improving, thus people in this field needs to be updated with regards to the development of technology to keep up with their tasks too.
Getting an associate degree or a bachelor degree from colleges and universities is the best option you have if you want to work in the computer forensic field. There are schools that offer programs that focus on forensics education. However, a degree in computer science, mathematics and accounting is a viable option for you too. These other courses will give you enough background for your future career choices. Computer science course will give you background and knowledge about computer and computer programming which is necessary in a computer forensic career especially in gathering data and decoding encryptions of computers used in crimes. An accounting course will be of great aid to you too during investigations of financial frauds.
There are also online schools that offer computer forensics training and certification. It is advantageous for people who are working and wants to shift careers since online schools will enable them to save time. There are various schools that offer this program. You can check online for their websites. Choose a school nearest to your location for there might be instances that you need to attend classes or to forward your assignments in class.
On the job trainings in law enforcement can be a way of learning computer forensics. It is through law enforcement that knowledge and methods about computer forensics has been adapted and implemented. Computer forensics is technically a branch under law enforcement since it too is a job that deals with stringently enforcing the law. The reason why law enforcers are given necessary training in this field since it forms part of their job. By becoming a law enforcer, you will get the necessary expertise to handle cybercrim es and crimes related to it
Other ways of getting a computer forensics education is to avail of trainings and seminars. There are also certificate programs that you can enroll into to get further theoretical experience.
You need not go to a regular school to gain a forensic education. Actual experience is a great tool in handling cybercrimes; however, it pays to have a thorough background about computers and the intricacies of law to become a computer forensics expert.
Kamis, 08 Maret 2012
Computer forensics is the process of using the latest knowledge of science and technology with computer sciences to collect, analyze and present proofs to the criminal or civil courts. Network administrator and security staff administer and manage networks and information systems should have complete knowledge of computer forensics. The meaning of the word forensics is to bring to the court. Forensics is the process which deals in finding evidence and recovering the data. The evidence includes many forms such as finger prints, DNA test or complete files on computer hard drives etc. The consistency and standardization of computer forensics across courts is not recognized strongly because it is new discipline.
It is necessary for network administrator and security staff of networked organizations to practice computer forensics and should have knowledge of laws because rate of cyber crimes is increasing greatly. It is very interesting for mangers and personnel who want to know how computer forensics can become a strategic element of their organization security. Personnel, security staff and network administrator should know all the issues related to computer forensics. Computer experts use advanced tools and techniques to recover deleted, damaged or corrupt data and evidence against attacks and intrusions.
These evidences are collected to follow cases in criminal and civil courts against those culprits who committed computer crimes. The survivability and integrity of network infrastructure of any organization depends on the application of computer forensics. In the current situations computer forensics should be taken as the basic element of computer and network security. It would be a great advantage for your company if you know all the technical and legal aspects of computer forensics. If your network is attacked and intruder is caught then good knowledge about computer forensics will help to provide evidence and prosecute the case in the court.
There are many risks if you practice computer forensics badly. If you dont take it in account then vital evidence might be destroyed. New laws are being developed to protect customers data; but if certain kind of data is not properly protected then many liabilities can be assigned to the organization. New rules can bring organizations in criminal or civil courts if the organizations fail to protect customer data. Organization money can also be saved by applying computer forensics. Some mangers and personnel spent a large portion of their IT budget for network and computer security. It is reported by International Data Corporation (IDC) that software for vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection will approach $1.45 billion in 2006.
As organizations are increasing in number and the risk of hackers and contractors is also increase so they have developed their own security systems. Organizations have developed security devices for their network like intrusions detection systems (IDS), proxies, firewalls which report on the security status of network of an organization. So technically the major goal of computer forensics is to recognize, gather, protect and examine data in such a way that protects the integrity of the collected evidence to use it efficiently and effectively in a case.
Investigation of computer forensics has some typical aspects. In first area computer experts who investigate computers should know the type of evidence they are looking for to make their search effective. Computer crimes are wide in range such as child pornography, theft of personal data and destruction of data or computer.
Second, computer experts or investigators should use suitable tools. The investigators should have good knowledge of software, latest techniques and methods to recover the deleted, encrypted or damaged files and prevent further damage in the process of recovery.
In computer forensics two kinds of data are collected. Persistent data is stored on local disk drives or on other media and is protected when the computer is powered off or turned off. Volatile data is stored in random access memory and is lost when the computer is turned off or loses power. Volatile data is located in caches, random access memory (RAM) and registers. Computer expert or investigator should know trusted ways to capture volatile data. Security staff and network administrators should have knowledge about network and computer administration task effects on computer forensics process and the ability to recover data lost in a security incident.
Rabu, 07 Maret 2012
There are certain factors to be considered when searching for top online schools. The first factor is accreditation. The online educational institution, you are going to enroll in should be an accredited one because only accredited education programs are recognized by the employers. When an online school is opened it applies for accreditation to the government. The government in turn audits the school for quality and infrastructure and grants the accreditation if it feels that the school could provide quality education at cost effective price. The accreditation is granted for a certain period after which the online school has to apply for renewal of its accreditation.
The accreditation of an online school may be renewed by the authority if it finds that the school still fulfills all the conditions put forth by the authority for online educational institutions. But there are instances when an online school is denied accreditation on one pretext or another. Top online schools are those which never lose their accreditation status since their founding. For satisfaction, students can dig the history of the online schools and track some reliable schools that are accredited throughout their history. Yet another way to find accredited online schools is visiting online education directories.
Online education directories are the websites that provide even the minute details of the top online schools. Students can draw valuable information regarding accredited online schools from these directories. In addition, they can access and apply for enrollment in the school of their choice. The directories provide the coursed offered by the online schools. Students can go through the course contents to select an education program that suits their qualification well. Scanning a directory is much easier than visiting each online school and the courses they offer. The directories can be accessed anytime of the day and they are free to use.
Hundreds of online schools are operating from different parts of the country and each school boasts to be among one of the top online schools. Accreditation is the key to find whether the online school you are considering to enroll in worth studying or not. A non-accredited degree is good for nothing hence verify each and every online school to know about its accreditation status. But the ideal way to enroll in an accredited online school is through an online directory. With online education directories, students can make sure that they are enrolling only in accredited schools.
Selasa, 06 Maret 2012
It can be tough to find the best school for you to study your desired courses as there are so many good online schools available that looked good and each has advantages over the others. It can be a challenging task to select the best one from so many good online schools. During the searching for the best online school, you need to beware of diploma mills. The five steps below will ease the process of finding the best online school. Use them to guide through the process and find the best online school for you.
Step #1: Define the purposes of online study
Defining your education goals will help you understand the real purpose of getting an online education. Knowing what you actually want is important in finding the best online school. The best online school may not be the top school, but it should be the one that can meet your education goals. For example, you may look for getting a related career degree to make a career switch from one field to another. Or, you want to increase your competency in your current career field so that you can prepare yourself to secure any opportunity comes to you along your career path. Regardless of your goals, you need to define them first before moving to next step of finding the best online school.
Step #2: Use the published reports of top colleges and universities as references
The best way to avoid diploma mills is to choose the online school from the recognized published reports. There are many good reputation sites that publish a yearly report on the best colleges and universities with their ratings and rankings. Some of reports will include the top online education providers or schools that offer online education programs. You can use these reports as the references for you to find the best online school. From the list of schools that offer online education programs, eliminate those that don't offer the courses you are interested.
Step #3: Check and Confirm the school accreditation
Accreditation is an indication that the schools' education programs are reviewed and proven to follow the education guidelines specified by the Department of Education in the country. The problem is diploma mills are also accredited, you may accidentally sign up with diploma mill if you don't carefully review the accreditation information. So, you have to beware of the traps of diploma mill with faked accreditation information. Most top-listed online schools are accredited by national recognized accrediting agencies. If you earn a degree or certification from schools that are legitimately accredited, you should not have a problem in transferring credit to other school in the future when you plan for a further study. This is the reason you must check the accreditation detail on the school you plan to pursue the online education program before you enroll into the program.
Step #4: Contact the schools
You should have a list of online schools that meet your education goals. The next step to do is to get detail information about the education program you are interested in pursuing from each school for comparison purpose. You have to compare them apple-to-apple in term of the courses, the tuition fees, financial aids and the graduation requirement, etc. before you decide the best online school for you. The most convenient way to get this information is by filling the online enquiry form and ask them to send the course information to you. You need to fill-in the online request form at the schools' website to have them send the course information to you. Don't be hassle to call the academic advisors of these schools to get all your questions answered.
Step #5: Review the admission requirements before applying
Don't waste your time to apply for an online education program if you know you can't meet the admission requirements because your application won't get approved. You have to carefully review the admission requirements and make sure you are eligible to apply. When reviewing the admission requirements, eliminate the online schools you are not qualified for.
Double check your application form and make sure all the required documents and pre-qualification are fulfilled before you send out your application to the online school.
The best online school for you should be a school that offers recognized degree programs with the admission requirements you are qualified for. Follow the five steps above to simply the process of finding the best online school for you.
Senin, 05 Maret 2012
Online education has gathered its root in every part not only in India but in many parts of the world. The online schools has provided flexible mode of education where everyone can study. These online schools have wide range of courses and they provide you wide area of opportunities to learn and work with the competitive world. Students not only from India but from others parts too are opting for the online schools to learn more and they are ready to face the challenges.
The schools in India have always been always counted among the top schools. The education system has been changed a lot and it has all the sources which are required by the student. Indian schools have a very competitive education system with great knowledge and they also apply that on the experimental zone. The number of students in India increase every year and not only it increases the literacy rate but also it proved a well educated employee to the companies linked to it. Online scho ols in India have helped the students to cope up with running world so that they can be approved by others.
The Online high schools are great source of education for those who want to study from home and also keen to learn others things side by side. The online high school provide the high level education online and in this way the student have time to learn and practice those things frequently. The online high school has a great advantage and that is the parents can also keep an eye on what their child is learning. Some parents have complain about the study pattern of schools and the way exams are conducted but the online education is so flexible that parents cannot have any issue regarding any point.
Not only online high schools but also online public schools have offered this online education facility to the students. There are many public schools which are offering education online and with same curriculum which is followed in regular schoo l. The study material of this education process is sent through couriers on the postal address of the students and the result is declared online. The parents can keep the records of their child performance by viewing their report and exam cards. Exam centre is also distributed by the identity roll number card through which student is known online public schools.
The Online home schools carry a simple formula of education. Study from home can be very helpful as no time limit is there. You can study whenever you want to and whatever you want to. Home schools have involved all age group students to come forward and learn new things. Now days not only public schools and high schools are offering the online education but also the middle class schools and schools for kids between 4 to 10 years an become the part of this education procedure. Learning new things has leaded them to join online education as it is a wide area of education where the educatio n has no limit. You can learn more and more as much you want.
Minggu, 04 Maret 2012
The most valuable feature you will need to have for a thriving internet small business is what type of Internet hosting you will go for to host your internet pages.
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