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Starting An Internet Home Business? Be The Donald – Not The Duck

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Home Based Businesses are a lot like diet plans. Everybody claims they have the best and that you can lose 100 pounds on Twinkies. So who do you believe? Well here are 10 tips to guide you through those treacherous waters.

1. Look for a home based business in the hot areas – like diet plans and dietary supplements – where there is the huge base of overweight baby boomer customers with income to spend on your product. (Unfortunately, I’m one of them) Don’t be fooled by some startup company with a new, whiz-bang idea that promises you’re going to get in on a ground floor opportunity. It ain’t an opportunity if no one wants the product. Analyze where the market is – there is a reason why millionaires are millionaires – they are able to accurately judge the market. That’s why Trump is “The Donald.” It’s not rocket science or voodoo. You can be “The Donald” in your niche. You just have to do your research.

2. Consider this – the home based business you’re looking at may be in a hot area like diet plans but they may be in a stagnant sub-area of diet plans. You want to look for the sub-areas of diet plans that are the fastest growing – the fastest growing is the nutritional drink or health beverage area. That’s most likely because of the ease of just drinking your diet plan – fast and easy. So following this model the company you select in the dietary field should have a flagship diet drink product.

3. Is it a startup, or an established home based business company? The problem with startups is they way too often don’t live up to their obligations, go out of business, or both. Often, with an established company, you may have missed the best timing to get in with them. The opportunity is over so to speak. What to look for is an established, reputable company poised for explosive growth via the impending release of a hot, new product or service.

4. Look for the integrity and honesty of the home based business company. Lack of established credibility often dooms the company to go under, and you’re left holding the bag and possibly damaging your reputation. One good way to research the company is to find out all you can about the founder. Look for a biography or resume for the owner. If the company doesn’t provide you with a face and a background, how can you evaluate it? A company may not have the celebrity status of a Microsoft or a GE, but they have the platform (their web site) to give you all sorts of background information. I’m skeptical of companies that give you nothing more than a sales pitch. I want to see who I’m dealing with.

5. Discover a hot product before the masses do. This one is big! This element is what often establishes the big money earners and allows people who have never made money before to make some nice income. Find a hot product destined to be a mega-seller before virtually anyone has heard of it. Get in early and ride it for all it’s worth. This one aspect alone is how most heavy hitters came to be millionaires in the Internet marketing industry. It’s not that they are much better at networking than others; you could basically say they were in the right place at the right time and took massive action. However, it’s a little more than that. Their persistence and determination in the industry has allowed them to make some great contacts so that when the right opportunity does come along, they can bring in key players and go from there. Also, these heavy hitters usually have a keen sense of the market which allows them to pick the right opportunity and avoid all the hazards and fools gold of the fledgling companies. Nobody follows someone (even if they are ‘finally right’ about something) if they have used up all their credibility on programs that never succeeded.

6. This can be almost as important as a hot product – The Marketing or Compensation Plan. What should you look for? Does the plan provide extra rewards for the up-line helping those beneath them, such as matching enrollment bonuses where the up-line can enroll people under individuals in their organization and earn a percentage of that person’s revenue as a bonus? This is much better than a forced binary plan, because in a forced binary plan, people that don’t want to work get in the way and drag down the others. You want a situation where you are rewarded for managing your affiliates.

A bonus system like this will allow you to help the people who want a successful home based business and bypass those who are lazy and not interested.

More things to look for in the compensation plan. Does the plan pay a number of levels deep or does it stop after a few levels? Also, how many legs are required to maximize the pay plan? Does the plan require you to have numerous legs to earn the maximum bonuses? The point is this, a plan that only pays a few levels before infinity bonuses and/or requires numerous legs really limits the amount of up-line help you will receive – in other words you’re virtually on your own. This is the case with most MLMs.

7. Get with the right distributors at the right time. Years ago my wife and I sold our house in California and moved to the East Coast. We interviewed Realtors and narrowed the field down to listing the house with this relatively new agent down the street or the hotshot, ‘Million Dollar Club’ guy. We went with the latter – big mistake – he was so busy with his mega-deals that he didn’t have time to be bothered with our little house. It sat for months before selling and we had already moved across the country. The lady down the street would have marketed the heck out of it. The point is, don’t just sign up with some big name distributor because of their name – they could be semi-retired or too busy to give you the attention you deserve. The best scenario for you is to find some knowledgeable key players who, because of a hot product, have just recently started marketing that product and are rapidly building their organization. This basically allows you to not only get in on the ground floor with a hot product, but also with very qualified people looking to build huge organizations. This is a case of being at the right place at the right time. All you have to do is take a ton of action.

8. Does the company have an emotional product? The point here is people talk about two things to other people – things that interest them and things that leave an emotional impression on them. Certain types of products, like diet plan products, can cause an emotional reaction in people much easier than other products. If someone feels much better while following a particular diet plan, they are much more likely to tell others about it than they would some insurance policy or fabric softener, for example. And face it, you want people talking about your product – word of mouth advertising is the most successful form. Even if it’s done via e-mail, forums or chat rooms. People love to share hot URLs.

9. Does the home based business company have exclusive products that you can’t get elsewhere and/or expert marketing to validate their winning products as superior products and in fact a better value than similar products?

10. Reusable products – It’s kind of a given, but any product or service which someone uses and reuses on a monthly basis is best since you continue to earn recurring income on that person month after month.

Bonus Tips: To monitor the strength of a business opportunity here are a couple things to look for:

Is there good support and mentoring available with the opportunity – absence of these items can indicate a ‘dead’ business opportunity or a scam. I recently received an e-mail from a gentleman who had fallen victim to a scam that promised to professionally build three web sites in 3-5 days and host them for him. He was excited and anxious and failed to do his homework. They charged him $ 895 for a Platinum Package and after 90 days, when he tried to get his money back for failure to deliver, they informed him that they had a ‘no refund’ policy. Now, he could have prevented this from happening and he admits that he was skeptical, but he decided to give it a try. Don’t do it! As I said before, get to know who you’re dealing with. If the web site doesn’t give you any insight into the person behind it, they just might be trying to hide something. By the way, I ultimately helped that gentleman get a complete web site, with hosting and products, up and running for the cost of a dinner out. He is now making some real money.

Also find out what’s been going on in the past – both short term and long term. Are people in the program progressing toward their dream? If not, once again, you could be looking at a ‘dead’ business opportunity. That being said, remember that no one can promise you success and wealth. They can provide you with the tools and the products, but you ultimately determine your success. If you work hard – and NEVER GIVE UP – you will be successful.

Your Internet Business Frustration – EXPOSED

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Are you bombarded with 100 money making opportunities every single day that confuses you ?

And once you have given this internet business thing a try, I bet you might be thinking as to why this ebiz thing is not working for YOU, while it is making millions for others ?

I will tell you a secret that probably no one will tell you.

“YOU are not ALONE” – That’s right. Each and every internet business entrepreneur passes through these stages of ups and downs and finally cracks code of making millions online. They won’t tell you this.

Here are some MYTHS that lead you on a wrong path to making money online…

MYTH 1 – It is really EASY to make money online.

Even though I have told this statement in many of my previous articles, but the fact is that it is easy for those who are really committed to do what it takes to make real money online.

When I got started creating my first website, it was next to impossible for me to write the very first word.

I wasted near about 6 months and $ 1000 on my first website which ultimately bombed, never made a single dime.

Being successful in your internet business is a slow process. You have to be committed to do the work involved along with a whole lot of patience to see fruitful returns in future.

It is not EASY to create a successful internet business, but it isn’t so difficult too nor is it a rocket science.

The fact is very few people are prepared to do what it takes to succeed online and many quit before even they get started.

MYTH 2 – You can Make Millions Overnight.

You Won’t. The fact is that it is impossible to become wealthy overnight, especially on the net.

Your odds of playing a lottery and making millions overnight would be far better than waiting to make millions overnight on the internet.

MYTH 3 – Once Your Site is Up it Will Make Autopilot Profits Instantly.

No, it won’t. You have to kick your site really really hard to see some decent traffic pouring in after few months of creative efforts.

Just putting up a site on the web is similar to a shop in a desert that even birds don’t pay a visit. So don’t ever dream that once your site is up you will make tons of money from Day 1.

MYTH 4 – I Can Start a Business Online for FREE.

Starting a business on the net may be less expensive than starting a business offline.

But don’t ever think that you can start a wildly profitable internet business for FREE.

Starting your internet business, or any other business, without putting in any money, simply shows that you are not serious about your business.

The fact is you have to put in a decent investment in few automation systems that will run your business and help you to pull in huge autopilot profits in future.

You will also have to market your business in some profitable areas like pay per click search engines, ezine ads, etc. Not testing and investing some money in these low cost advertising sources simply means that you’re prepared to fail.

While it is true that things are not so easy nowadays, but the fact is that internet has the horse power to create millionaires and YOU can be one of them if you stick to it.

The Internet Is The Best Place To Buy Health Insurance

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With the invention of the internet, online shopping has grown from a minor interest to a multi-billion dollar segment of the market. Millions are now regularly shopping online, and the numbers are growing. With this large interest in purchasing online, it can only be assumed that more and more will be looking for health insurance quotes online too.

There are many benefits to search for insurance online. For instance, you can easily compare one company to another. You can carefully look over policy options and can easily flip around the coverage, until you land on the policy that is right for you. You can also search for the best deals and can even purchase your insurance from your home computer. This makes the process fast and efficient and that is extremely helpful to those with busy lives.

There are however, some draw-backs to the process of purchasing your health insurance online, which one should definitely be aware of. First there are many sites that are just looking for your personal information to sell as leads to insurance agents, and yes, this means that once you go online to research health insurance you will begin to be contacted by insurance agents looking to sell policies. Now this is only a drawback if you have already purchased your insurance, however if you are still looking then this could actually be helpful. Also, you can not really be sure what you are getting online, so be sure to investigate a company thoroughly, especially if you have never heard of them before. Also, keep in mind that you need to make sure you are putting your information in on a secure website, look for the lock to be sure.

Using your internet connection to access information can be very helpful, and you can find out a lot about not only the company you are interested in, but also about the different policies available. Varied situations call for different types of health insurance and knowing exactly what you want will make the process a lot simpler.

With the use of the internet it has never been easier to shop around for medical insurance. Just be sure that you are careful and never give information to a site that you are not comfortable with or that is not secure. You always have the option to contact the insurance company directly and speak to a representative is you have any questions or are unsure of utilizing the internet.

Internet Marketing Is The Savior Of Your Business

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Let’s say, John has invented a new technology and with the help of that technology he created a new product that can ease the life of the people. Do you think John will be able to sell his product? Well, he might be able to sell two or three units to his friends and family, but he would not be able to sell more. Why? He will not, because nobody is aware about John’s product.

Now, in the above scenario, if John had initiated one process for his product, he would have sold his product to many customers. Now take a guess, which step he should have taken? No Idea? Well, let me tell you. If he would have let the people know about his product, he would have sold more of his product to the people, and to let the public know about his product, he would have done “marketing.”

This scenario gives us an idea of how much the marketing is important to any business, and without it any product, whether it is unique or not, will not reach the people. Marketing is an effective process, which will push your business to the next level, a level where everyone knows about your business or product or services.

“Marketing”, this solo word has many processes that shall be executed one by one with care, and if it is not executed properly, it might show negative effects on the business. Don’t worry, as there are many marketing experts out there, who will prevent this from happening.

Marketing includes:

* Market research
* Market analysis
* Branding
* Advertizing
* Promotion
* Media relation
* Customer relation
* Customer satisfaction

In the modern world, marketing experts has added one more type of marketing to the traditional marketing list, and that is Internet Marketing or Digital Marketing, a new and efficient way of promoting your product over the internet. It is a best way to get attention of millions of people without even meeting them. The Internet marketing includes two major platforms, one is online ads and other is social networking websites.

Nowadays, different organizations all over the world are using Internet marketing as the primary strategy of any marketing campaign. Each and every business or organization make their page or account in different social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) and they also have their own domain on the internet. This method expands your business’ horizon and gives you access to customers all over the world.

Finding Good Legal Advice On The Internet

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From health issues, to picking the right university or college, the Internet has now become the go to place for answers on many of life’s important issues. It only makes sense that people are now beginning to find a lawyer, and even get free legal advice online. Though there are many different websites that cater to many specific legal issues and topics, the ability to find a reputable lawyer is often what will make or break a case.

No matter what the issue, choosing the right attorney may have a long-term impact both mentally and financially. Throughout the process, the lawyer should be the best source of information, while providing all available options and letting the client ultimately decide their own fate. The right attorney will help solve and eliminate the problem the quickest, while not breaking the bank at the same time.

Family law is an area of law that deals with family-related issues, and domestic relations. Family law is complicated, so finding a good knowledgeable attorney is good, but finding someone that that you feel comfortable with is best. Since not all lawyers will have experience in this field, doing research and finding the right one to deal with the issues of marriage and child custody will be very important.

In the occurrence of a severe, or life-threatening injury, it will be very wise to speak with a personal injury lawyer about current and future medical costs, as well as determining the quality of life that will result from this injury. A good attorney will keep the client up to date on all progress in the case, as these cases can take years to finally be settled. Though a judge or jury will actually make the final decision on any restitution, a knowledgeable lawyer will help get his client every penny that is deserved.

With the state of the economy today, it is not surprising that many people are finding the need to file for bankruptcy to protect themselves. A bankruptcy attorney can be expensive, so be sure to search around and even get recommendations from family and friends. This can be a very stressful time, so be sure to find an attorney that completely understands the specific needs for your situation.

When trying to find a lawyer for personal legal needs, or even a potential law student looking to get additional information, much help and assistance can be found by searching the Internet. Legal experts in any and every field can now be easily and readily found online. With the information being constantly updated, it has never been easier or quicker to find sound legal advice.

Future Business Ideas Include Leveraging The Internet

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As a human beings we always want to do everything better tha the existing version. That’s the reason why Internet was invented and as technology business changes too. Doing business online elevated the whole business concept for a new level. Think about this: an online business has 90 percent profits after spending, yet a standard business is good if it is twenty percent. Online business models grow faster, easier with next to no costs. Let’s see how it works.

urrent customers like (let’s say the statistics of the survey shows that most percentage of people that visiting the Coffee Shop would like to eat as well, so the next step would be serving some food in order to satisfy the needs of the customer).

Not easy, not easy at all. You can get the same info by using the power of the Internet with a click of a mouse. You can see for example the age of your customers, the area they live in so that you can send them direct mail as they are targeted potential customers, you wil understand their wants and needs by being able to see where they left after your site. After you have analyzed this data you can start creating your marketing campaign implementing these useful information and start making more profits straight away, That’s what I call leverage.

I would like you to see that using the Internet is just like the whole world itself: world is changing, becomes quicker. Using the power of the Web helps you keep up with the change, especially when it comes to business. The first test was too difficult and can also be uncomfortable, the second one is so simple you can do it now if I could show you how to do it.

VSAT Technology – One Of The Best Options to Get High-Speed Internet

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Providers of Internet services still use cables for making available the required bandwidth to their customers. But, in areas where cable infrastructure does not already exist, these providers may not be able to use cables. In those areas, VSAT technology will serve the purpose.

In VSAT technology, there is an earth terminal from which signals are transmitted to the satellite through an antenna. It is from a master station from the earth that the signals are managed and commandeered. With VSAT technologies, it is possible to capture signal packets from the particular satellite that has been launched for this purpose and transmit them to various locations on the earth. Signals can be exchanged successfully at the master stations set up at these locations. Especially, in far-flung areas like deserts, secluded countryside’s, etc., this technology can be used effectively because having a cable infrastructure for the purpose of net connectivity may not be possible in such remote areas.

VSAT technology is not complicated at all and with the help of this technology, Internet connectivity can be provided at homes and offices. If you wish to use this technology and have Net connection for your home or your business, you should procure an outdoor unit called the satellite dish. The indoor unit is known as IDU and you should connect a PBX or a terminal controller to the IDU to get Net connectivity. You can connect a LAN switch also, instead of a PBX or a terminal controller. Once the link is activated and you are provided with an IP address, you can have access to the Internet.

The main advantages of VSAT technology are that it is very easy to maintain and you can have Internet connectivity even in remote areas. Troubleshooting is also very simple because the satellite and the master earth-station are directly linked and unlike in the case of cable connections, there are not many intermediaries.

Experts rate VSAT technology among the best options available now for having high-speed, reliable Internet connection. This technology can be accessed at affordable costs also because you need not buy a special software for this. Similarly, this technology does not need much hardware either, except for the satellite dish. You need not depend upon complicated networks to gain access to Internet connectivity.

Unlike in the case of a satellite TV, VSAT technology is not impacted negatively by weather issues because the dish used for this is quite large. But, you should ensure that the dish is placed facing the southern sky to access the satellite.

When Did the Internet Start?

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Everyone knows the importance and the convenience of Internet but little do we know the history of Internet itself. Knowing the history and the inventors of Internet is important for us to appreciate their effort for bringing Internet to us. This article will explain the evolvement of Internet and when did the Internet start.
It began in 1950s where the US military team created Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). In 1965, they custom made Massachusetts in Institute in Technology (MIT) to create a huge network to fight against the Cold War. Then, we obtained ARPANET; a small network includes UCLA, NASA and Stamford. With a detailed research, the system went global together with London University to start the idea of Internet. In mid 1970, Internet was created and people are able to send out emails as a way of communication. After that, the team has invented USENET in 1979.
After the main idea and concept of Internet has been created, people started to think of protocols. The invention to describe the protocols network is called Transmission Control Protocol and Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). This TCP/IP is used to host sites. The first site registered is symbolics.com. After that, a lot of companies and parties started to create their own sites by using their own unique address. The success continues by introducing malware software in 1988.
In early 1990s, the interface of Internet changed to what we can see today. In 1991, we have Tim Berners Lee who came out with his invention called World Wide Web (WWW). This had given us the convenience and flexibility in finding for information and details via Internet. All the sites are accessible via links. This is the moment where all giant companies developed their own software and sites to be incorporated in the Internet. We have Internet Explorer and Netscape as the web browsers and search engines for information. There are lots of software have been developed to give the ease of using Internet.
Internet websites are only utilized by big companies and as Internet evolves drastically, all companies see Internet as a potential place to spread out their businesses. Everyone from all around the world is accessible to Internet. The technology has been evolving until today; Internet is the most wanted source of entertainment for everyone. One can simply watch news online, search for information online, watch movies online and everything with just a simple mouse click.

Internet Marketing: Here are Some Secrets

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Do you have a business that you would like to market online?
Are you new to internet marketing?

The biggest question we all have is how to effectively use internet marketing strategies without breaking our bank account. Surely, you can pay an advertising company to get your information out there, but you’re paying someone else and hoping it works. After, you’re not satisfied you can pay a bigger advertising company but now we’re talking about bigger bucks, and that’s not what you want to do. Have you ever thought about doing it yourself? Be careful, there are a lot of money guzzlers out there. Just do your research.

What about Pay Per Click (PPC)?
Great strategy if you know what you’re doing. So many people go onto google and get an adwords account and pick the most common key words and then wonder why they can’t see their ad on the first page. Big companies with big dollars pay those huge click amounts to get them there. Sure you can outbid them for a few days, but they’ll win in the long run because they’ll just out bid you and they can afford to. One quick strategy is to get a program that optimizes keywords and choose a keyword that is not used as much. The click amount won’t be as much. You won’t get the huge amounts of traffic but you’ll be in the top ten and that’s what you want.

What about Email Marketing?
This is a very inexpensive way to your information in front of huge amounts of people. There are places online that you can go to email to other people’s lists. These lists are people that have chosen to receive emails from this company and they are looking for what you have. Again you have to do your research to find the list that will best suit you.

What about Free Classified Websites?
I’m sure the one thing you like about this is that it’s free. Yes, this is a little more time consuming, but it is VERY EFFECTIVE! You can go to hundreds of free classified ad sites and just publish your information. Be sure to read the user agreements because there are certain things you can’t do. Several of them will offer a membership to rank you higher, but it’s not very expensive and it will pay off for you.

These are just a few internet marketing secrets that can help you roll out a cost effective marketing campaign. Internet Marketing isn’t rocket science, but there is a science to it. It will take time and some tweaking, but you don’t have to pay huge amounts of money to do it

Internet Business Idea – Do Internet Research From Home

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One internet based business that can be operated from home is that of Internet Research. This generally involves conducting research online for various clients, anyone from small businesses to major corporations and law firms. Skills involved in this sort of business operation include customer service and good research skills. When it comes to the Internet, it doesn’t matter what previous experience you may have or what industry you may have trained in – all you really need to get up and running is a computer with a high speed internet connection.

The first thing to do from there is to look for jobs involving any kind of market research. These positions can involve researching the web sites of the competitors of the people you are hoping to work for, investigating their products and pricing etc, looking at potential customers, and trying to find other possible markets for your employers’ products.

If you have writing skills, then look for work as a freelance writer. Many freelance writing positions involve a degree of research. Outsourcing web sites are a good place to look for such jobs, particularly with companies who just need one off jobs on a particular subject – while it is (obviously) not ongoing work, it is nonetheless still a credit on your resume, which can only add to your chances of pursuing more permanent positions (providing that your work is high quality, of course!).

Other possibilities include writing for content websites, the most common being those which pay you a percentage of their revenue. These sites usually let you write about almost anything you choose, and thus you can research and write on any subject you please. This allows you to earn both money and experience in the process. Other similar possibilities include starting your own blog and writing about subjects that you have to research or have experience/expertise in. Writing an eBook based on your research/skills is also a great money-spinner.

The truth is, almost every business around will need some form of Internet research at one time or another, and the time involved in such operations can end up taking a lot longer than you might initially think (especially given that the web is often so filled with erroneous, unreliable and at times just plain deceptive information.) The advantage of this is that they may well need somebody to rummage through the trash to pick out the best information!

That is where you, and people like you, come in. A business will turn to a professional Internet researcher to not only find, but verify, the information found on the World Wide Web, and then translate it into whatever form the business requires.

The possibilities are literally endless – any business, from those needing financial reports to those requiring the latest fashion information, will most likely need an internet researcher at some point in its existence, whether as a one off or in an ongoing capacity. If you can successfully get in on the ground floor, you could have quite a profitable business running not long after initial set-up – because the truth is, the job itself is not all that difficult. It’s primarily a matter of time and effort. Put in the hours, and the World Wide Web could be your oyster.

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