Showing posts with label Business On Line. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Business On Line. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Giveaway E-Books and Participate In Mailing List

5. Giveaway E-Books

Free e-books are growing in popularity on the Internet for good reason. Here are just a few things you can do with a free e-book:

*·  Give it away from your site.

*·  Convince other Web sites and e-zines to give it away.

*·  Offer it as a freebie for new e-zine subscribers.

*·  Give it away to your current subscribers as a token of your appreciation.

Give your e-book an attention-getting title and fill it with lively information that focuses on your specialized area. By encouraging your fans to share your free e-book with others, your brand identity may spread faster than a chain latter. The following sites are e-book directories, e-book search engines, or sites that in some way compile lists of available free e-books. Visit them and get your title listed.

1. Bizinfocenter.com, http://www.bizinfocenter.com/free-ebook-directory/

2. eBook Directory, http://www.ebookdirectory.com/

3. Ebook Giveaways, http://www.ebookgiveaways.com/

4. EBooks Portal, http://ebooks.searchking.com/

5. Ebook Shop, http://ebookshop.bizland.com/

6. Free-eBooks.net, http://www.free-ebooks.net/

6. Participate in Mailing Lists and Discussion Groups

Mailing lists allow a group of people to exchange messages with each other in such a way that everyone participates. Messages are delivered by e-mail. Discussion groups are more like static online bulletin boards. Both present an opportunity for you to promote your product or services. However, it is very important that you post properly; you will not benefit by posting blatant advertisements.
Here are a few rules to follow:

Before you start posting messages you should “visit.” Unless you take a look, you don’t know for sure the slant of the group.

Create a good signature. The signature is the block of text at the end of a message that says something about the person who sent the message. Signatures are often used to carry little promotional ads, and this seems to be more or less accepted, as long as the signature isn’t too large. Be sure to include your URL, email address of an autoresponder (many people still have slow Internet connections and prefer to receive information via email), the email address of a real person to which questions can be directed, and a reason for people to visit your site.

Do not post messages that directly sell something. Pure ads (Buy! Buy!) irritate people. “Ads” in which you give people something are usually acceptable. Do not post the same message over and over again. If you do so, your chatty announcement turns into a blatant ad. That doesn’t mean you can’t remind people about your Web site. You can announce new services now and again.

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Submit Articles To Other E-Mail Newsletters And Sites

3. Submit Articles to other E-Mail Newsletters and Sites

It should be easy for you to position yourself as an expert that other Webmasters and e-zine editors will want to expose to their audiences. You should already be creating content for your own site and newsletter. While you may decide to make select portions of your content exclusively available through your own vehicles, most of your content should be freely shared with the world. I’m not talking about material you write that’s sold in books and other formats; material from those projects should be reserved for paying customers. What we’re addressing now are the many articles, columns, and tips you publish with the sole intent of spreading them far and wide.


Why will Webmasters and e-zine editors be interested in the free content you have to offer? Here are some of the reasons:

*  E-zines need quality content that inspires subscribers to open their e-mail and read it.
*  Web sites need useful content to draw first-time visitors.
*  Webmasters need to update their sites constantly to get return visitors.
*  Good content is hard to find.
*  Experts on specialized topics are even harder to find.
*  Most marketers offering free content are turned down because they fill their articles with self-serving hype.

Starting today, begin viewing your written expertise as a valuable, in-demand commodity you can use to help others while meeting your own needs. In return for the use of your material, Webmasters and e-zine editors give you access to their audiences—the type of exposure that plants mental seeds that will soon sprout into full-blown recognition of you and your brand identity. When your articles, columns, and tips carry the right type of author attribution, this exposure will also motivate thousands of people to subscribe to your e-zine and visit your Web site. Here are a few places to announce that you have free articles available:
 

Ezine Articles, http://www.ezinearticles.com/
FreeSticky.com, http://www.freesticky.com/
Idea Marketers, http://www.ideamarketers.com/


4. Set up an Affiliate Program
 
There are two sides to the affiliate game. Most people are playing the game by signing up with affiliate programs, then linking from their Web sites to the site running the affiliate program hoping to make money in the form of commissions. It’s very easy to get started, and hundreds of thousands of people have already done so. Amazon.com claims to have 400,000 affiliates (or “associates,” as they call them), for instance. Of course there’s another way to play the affiliate game ... you can set up an affiliate program yourself, linked to a shopping-cart system, then recruit other Web sites to send business to you. One of the largest directories of affiliate programs on the Web, AssociatePrograms.com, lists just  2694 different programs. Of the millions of businesses operating on the Internet, just a few thousand have managed to not only set up a shopping-cart system of some kind, but to also integrate an affiliate program into it.

Why? Because it’s difficult to do so. There are a number of programs available to help you do it (a few are listed in the Links page mentioned above), but in general they are either expensive, or complicated to install ... or both. Some e-commerce systems have very crude affiliate systems, systems that require, for instance, that you add each affiliate by hand. You really need a system by which affiliates can sign up for themselves everything should be automated.

If you’re looking for a good affiliate program, you might check out AffiliateTracking.net, http://affiliatetracking.net/. It’s a great little program, with features such as these:

a·  Automatic affiliate signup and assignment of affiliate links

  Affiliate statistics page, so affiliates can see the number of click throughs, sales, and commissions

  The ability to pay commissions based on click throughs, sales, or “sub affiliates” (when an affiliate signs up another affiliate)

  A series of reports and tools to help you track who you owe and how much you owe

e·  You can specify how many days an affiliate “owns” a visitor that the affiliate site has directed to your site (if the visitor buys from you after the expiration period, you don’t owe the affiliate a commission)

  Each time an affiliate order is logged the system can, if you wish, send a notification to the affiliate and to you

  A payment tracking module, to help you pay the correct commissions

  A mail system for sending an e-mail to all the affiliates at once (great for announcing special promotions!)


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8 Essential Things You Should Already Be Doing To Promote Web And Blog

8 ESSENTIAL THINGS YOU SHOULD ALREADY BE DOING TO PROMOTE YOUR WEB SITE
1. Publish an E-Mail Newsletter

But why distribute an e-mailed publication instead of (or alongside) putting up a website? Think about your own web surfing habits. Do you visit new sites everyday? Do you visit sites frequently? Which sites do you frequent most often? Which sites are most interesting to you? What do those sites provide to you that is of value? These are the things to keep in mind when you go to design your own page, and/or your own e-mail publication.

When individuals visit any given web page, they might stay there for 10-20 seconds before their attention span fades away. Either their attention is drawn to something else, they click on another link which leads them away from your site, or they simply get bored. So, your first (main) page needs to have enough information to entice that user. Unless you have something worth returning for, they’re probably never going to return. Sure, they might bookmark it, they may even put a link to your site on their own web page, but the chances are slim that they’re going to keep coming back to you regularly.

However, if you can show visitors what you have to offer up front and get them to subscribe to your e mailed publication, then you’re going to have them as captive audience members until they decide to unsubscribe. You don’t have to count on them to revisit your website at all; they’re going to receive your e-zine whether or not they’re online when it arrives in their e-mailbox. Get them to join, and then send them on their merry way.

2. Offer Free E-Mail Courses

Once you write and set up an email course, it becomes an incredibly easy and effective way to promote your site and your products. An e-mail course is a short series of lessons delivered, of course, by e-mail. Interested students sign up by sending an e-mail to an autoresponder address of your choice. To set one up, you’ll need to use an autoresponder service that has follow-up message capabilities. Many autoresponders that come with basic Web-hosting packages are often of the oneshot variety. That means the autoresponder will send only one return message and that’s it. You can either ask your Web host if it offers a multiple-message option, or you can use a free online autoresponder service, such as :

GetResponse.com, http://www.getresponse.com/
SendFree, http://www.sendfree.com/
FastFacts.net, http://www.fastfacts.net/

What type of material should you offer in an e-mail course? The best source of ideas is the list of articles you have written or are thinking about writing on your area of expertise. Let’s say you’re a wedding planner and you just wrote an excellent article called Five Steps to Planning a Memorable Wedding Reception. Each step consists of at least three or four paragraphs. Instead of offering this wonderful advice as another free article, split the steps into five lessons to be delivered via an e-mail course.

To go the e-mail course route, simply insert the wedding reception planning steps into your autoresponder files and instruct the system how to deliver them. Lesson one will always be delivered instantly whenever someone sends an e-mail to ReceptionPlans@autoresponder.com (or whatever your What type of material should you offer in an e-mail course? The best source of ideas is the list of articles you have written or are thinking about writing on your area of expertise. Let’s say you’re a wedding planner and you just wrote an excellent article called Five Steps to Planning a Memorable Wedding Reception. Each step consists of at least three or four paragraphs. Instead of offering this wonderful advice as another free article, split the steps into five lessons to be delivered via an e-mail course.

To go the e-mail course route, simply insert the wedding reception planning steps into your autoresponder files and instruct the system how to deliver them. Lesson one will always be delivered instantly whenever someone sends an e-mail to ReceptionPlans@autoresponder.com (or whatever your autoresponder e-mail address is). You determine when follow-up lessons are sent. You could send one lesson every day for five days or send them every other day to spread the course out over 10 days.

If your course requires recipients to do a week of activities between lessons, you’d have the autoresponder send out messages seven days apart. The beauty of autoresponder e-mail courses is that, once they’re set up, all these messages are sent to interested people without any effort on your part.

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Success Earn And Make Money Register Affiliate Program

You can make money by following the affliate program

Make Money Affiliate Program
 There are two sides to the affiliate game. Most people are playing the game by signing up with affiliate programs, then linking from their Web sites to the site running the affiliate program hoping to make money in the form of commissions. It’s very easy to get started, and hundreds of thousands of people have already done so. Amazon.com claims to have 400,000 affiliates (or “associates,” as they call them), for instance.

Of course there’s another way to play the affiliate game ... you can set up an affiliate program yourself, linked to a shopping-cart system, then recruit other Web sites to send business to you. One of the largest directories of affiliate programs on the Web, Associate Programs.com, lists just2694 different programs. Of the millions of businesses operating on the Internet, just a few thousand have managed to not only set up a shopping cart system of some kind, but to also integrate an affiliate program into it.

Why? Because it’s difficult to do so. There are a number of programs available to help you do it (a few are listed in the Links page mentioned above), but in general they are either expensive, or complicated to install ... or both. Some e-commerce systems have very crude affiliate systems, systems that require, for instance, that you add each affiliate by hand. You really need a system by which affiliates can sign up for themselves everything should be automated.




If you’re looking for a good affiliate program, you might check out AffiliateTracking.net, http://affiliatetracking.net/It’s a great little program, with features such as these:

a. Automatic affiliate signup and assignment of affiliate links

b. Affiliate statistics page, so affiliates can see the number of click throughs, sales, and commissions

c. The ability to pay commissions based on click throughs, sales, or “sub affiliates” (when an affiliate signs up another affiliate)

d. A series of reports and tools to help you track who you owe and how much you owe

e. You can specify how many days an affiliate “owns” a visitor that the affiliate site has directed to your site (if the visitor buys from you after the expiration period, you don’t owe the affiliate a commission)
 

f. Each time an affiliate order is logged the system can, if you wish, send a notification to the affiliate and to you

g. A payment tracking module, to help you pay the correct commissions

h. A mail system for sending an e-mail to all the affiliates at once (great for announcing special promotions!

i. Register Flikya

f. Register Docstoc.  just upload your document can make money. you can dwonload the document and then you upload the docstock, then you will make money from people who buy your document.
Of course money you earn is not 100% but 60% of your utuk. But the program is less begitumenarik as are many websites that provide the documents and articles for free.
g. Register Hubpages

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Auto and Homeowner Insurance

Business Trading and Auto Insurance


1. You can save several hundred dollars a year by purchasing auto insurance from a licensed, lowprice insurer. Call your state insurance department for a publication showing typical prices charged by different companies. Then call at least four of the lowest-priced, licensed insurers to learn what they would charge you for the same coverage.

2. Talk to your agent or insurer about raising your deductibles on collision and comprehensive coverage
to at least $500 or, if you have an old car, dropping this coverage altogether. This can save you hundreds of dollars on insurance premiums.

3. Make certain that your new policy is in effect before dropping your old one.

4. You can save several hundred dollars a year on homeowner insurance and up to $50 a year on renter insurance by purchasing insurance from a low price, licensed insurer. Ask your state insurance department for a publication showing typical prices charged by different licensed companies. Then call at least four of the lowest priced insurers to learn what they would charge you. If such a publication is not available, it is even more important to call at least four insurers for price quotes.

5. Make certain you purchase enough coverage to replace the house and its contents. “Replacement” on the house means rebuilding to its current condition.

6. Make certain your new policy is in effect before dropping your old one.

Life Insurance :


1. If you want insurance protection only, and not a savings and investment product, buy a term life insurance policy.

2. If you want to buy a whole life, universal life, or other cash value policy, plan to hold it for at least 15 years. Canceling these policies after only a few years can more than double your life insurance costs.

3. Check the National Association of Insurance Commissioners website or your local library for information on the financial soundness of insurance companies.

TUTORIAL Trading For Future Work

We have applied a data mining approach to analyse and predict the trend of the stock price and applied it
in real stock trading practice. Results have shown that the proposed methodology improves the trading performance over some existing strategies in some cases.

Success with Trading
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 While the methodology developed in the work can correctly predict the trend of stock prices for some countries, it is not able to predict well for all. The stock price is very volatile in nature. The proposed trend prediction approach certainly has its limitations. The following future work may improve the performance of the method.

1. A simple decision on classificationin the future.

2. Improve the computation efficiency by using sophisticated and scalable clustering techniques, such as [4,8].

3. Introducing scale change of clusters is made using the linear regression model in the present work. We can further improve the accuracy of the trend prediction by using fuzzy or probabilistic decision systems to pattern matching can discover similar patterns with different time scales.

4. Combine our method with other techniques, such as GP, for better and more sophisticated trading strategies.

Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge Damien McAullay and Arun Vishwanath for their assistance in the preparation of the paper.

Trading Experimental Results

In this section we report some preliminary results. In order to compare our trading strategy with other existing
strategies we follow closely. In order to com pare our trading strategies with other existing strategies, we test them on one time period, namely for year 2000-2010. The corresponding training period is 1989-1998 (ten years). The comparison is made with. To facilitate the comparison, stock indexes from five countries are used in the paper.

Tables 1 lists the return from NT, TTP, GP (Genetic Programming) and twenty one practical trading strategies for selected countries in the test time period. The values listed are the investment returns as fraction (for example, 0.1778 in Table 1 means that the return is 17.78%) . For more details please refer to. The B&H refers to buy and hold strategy. We have the following observations based on the
results presented in Table 1.

1. TTP’s performance exceeds NT’s performance in most countries. This clearly indicates that the trend prediction is able to find the correct trend in some cases. The trading strategy considering the price trend does improve the trading performance.

2. As shown in Table 1 for the time period 2000-2010, TTP has the best performance for US and Singapore in comparison with GPs, i.e., GP 1 and 2, and the twenty one practical trading strategies. For UK, NT, which is slightly better than TTP, performs the best.

While all the twenty one practical trading strategies get negative or a slight positive return, TTP is able to produce significant positive returns for the time period 2000-2010. For Canada, GPs perform best, which is followed by B&H. TTP gives a slight positive return while most of the twenty one practical strategies get negative returns. For Taiwan, the GPs perform much better than all the other trading strategies. However TTP is able to exceed B&H and most of the twenty one practical strategies.

Trading Analisys Strategies

In this section we introduce two trading strategies. The first strategy is naive trading, where future trend is not taken into consideration. The second is same as the first except that the future trend prediction is used in trading decision.

Naive Trading (NT)


We call our trading strategy “naive trading” because it is simplistic. In NT, we buy the stock if we are not holding a share and the purchase cost is lower than the value at which we sold previously. By the same token,
we sell the stock if we hold a share and we can make profit from that sale of any margin. Thus, short-selling is included. That is, we sell the stock if the value received exceeds the value at which we bought previously.

Trading based on Trend Prediction (TTP)

TTP is a slight variation of NT. The only difference is that we consider the forward trend of the stock
price. We sell the share only if the trend prediction is downward.

Affiliate Marketing Tracking Failure Points

Based on the critical Internet functionality outlined in the previous section, cookies are extremely powerful and valuable tracking tools. However, cookies and cookie tracking are not perfect. In fact, there are several pitfalls to cookie usage of which affiliates need to be aware. Cookie Expiration Date The cookie's duration plays a critical role in affiliate marketing. The longer the cookie duration  for example, 90 days as opposed to 30 days the more likely it is for a conversion to occur and, in turn, for a commission to be paid.



Cookie Deletion and Blockage

Although their concerns are unwarranted, many web users believe cookies compromise their personal privacy and therefore pose a security risk. As a result, many web surfers overzealously delete cookies from their browser and/or use aggressive cookie-blocking software. These two operations can greatly impact your affiliate commissions.

One estimate from comScore suggests the following: Three out of every 10 cookies are deleted from browsers monthly.

Therefore, potentially 30% of the traffic that you send to a merchant is sent without a cookie. More importantly, the lack of cookies prevents you from collecting commissions on sales to that 30%. Additionally, an intriguing study conducted by industry veteran Ben Edelman on behalf of super affiliate Vinny Langham revealed that cookie blockage by third-party software applications can vary widely across affiliate programs and affiliate networks. These cookie blockage estimates range from zero to a high of 41% of cookies!

Cookie Redundancy

Many affiliates will run advertisements across many media outlets. This could result in the same advertisement being viewed by the same browser multiple times. An advertiser typically will pay for a sale or lead only once. Therefore, precedence logic for the campaign needs to be established. This precedence specifies whether the affiliate’s ad that was displayed first or last is given the commission for the sale or lead. regardless of how many times the web browser encounters an identical ad served by multiple affiliates;

· If a network or campaign sets the precedence as the first to click the ad, the first affiliate will be paid the commission for the resulting conversion.

· Conversely, if the network sets the precedence defined as the last to click the ad, the most recent affiliate serving the advertisement will be paid the commission.

Due to the potential of lost commissions and tracking discrepancies between the affiliate and the advertiser and/or network, you need to be aware of the precedence defined for either the network or advertiser sponsoring the campaign.

Browser Limitations

Browsers can hold a maximum of 300 cookies. This limitation could impact the length of time a cookie remains in the browser. This limitation is of less consequence in most affiliate programs because conversions will typically occur prior to the time of quantity-related cookie removal.

Service Interruptions

This cookie related tracking limitation is related not necessarily to cookies, but rather to Internet technology in general. Connection issues between the cookie placing code and the browser will likely inhibit the cookie's ability to be added to the browser.

INTERNET TRACKING OF CLICKS AND CONVERSIONS BEST PRACTICES

Tracking Components

Tracking affiliate-generated conversions involves multiple steps and multiple technologies. Each of the without the use of specific technological components, no information is stored on an advertiser’s web server, and neither the Internet user nor the advertiser can relay information from one browsed page to the next or one browser session to the next. This means that no information implicitly or explicitly entered by the user into the browser or on a web page is available from one page to the next.

Cookies

Cookies enable the tracking of a web user's browsing history. Netscape Communications originally introduced the cookie in 1993, using it to determine if a visitor had previously been to a Netscape site. A cookie is nothing more than a simple text file added by a web server to the user’s browser that stores information to be used for a subsequent visit to the web site.

Cookies serve many valuable functions that enhance a user’s experience:

> They prepopulate web page data with information previously provided by the user. 

> They store items added to an ecommerce shopping cart.

> They facilitate the exposure of advertisements that are relevant and non-redundant to the user.

Cookies also facilitate such business and technical g between traffic originafunctions as user authentication and relationship trackintion and action conversions.

Tracking Pixels

The tracking pixel works in tandem with the cookie, and it is used most predominantly in the industry. The tracking pixel is no more than a standard 1x1 image pixel that, when called via HTML code, searches the browser for a cookie that matches the domain included in the pixel. Although the placement of the tracking pixel is relatively easy to handle, issues sometimes arise that could affect campaign conversion rates and, therefore, commissions. The marriage of the cookie and the tracking pixel forms the technological foundation for Internet affiliate marketing.

TRACKING FAILURE POINTS

Based on the critical Internet functionality outlined in the previous section, cookies are extremely powerful and valuable tracking tools. However, cookies and cookie tracking are not perfect. In fact, there are several pitfalls to cookie usage of which affiliates need to be aware. Cookie Expiration Date The cookie's duration plays a critical role in affiliate marketing. The longer the cookie duration for example, 90 days as opposed to 30 days the more likely it is for a conversion to occur and, in turn, for a commission to be paid.

Cookie Deletion and Blockage Although their concerns are unwarranted, many web users believe cookies compromise their personal privacy and therefore pose a security risk. As a result, many web surfers overzealously delete cookies from their browser and/or use aggressive cookie-blocking software.
These two operations can greatly impact your affiliate commissions.

Tracking Affiliate Marketing

Tracking is the lifeblood of affiliate marketing. If you are not accurately tracking traffic to your website and the conversions that result, your income will suffer. Therefore, to protect your investment, it's important to do two things:

a. You should work with a partner you trust, whether it is an individual merchant or an affiliate network. 

b. You need to understand the process, and the intricacies, of affiliate tracking.

  
Having a solid grasp of the latter will help you understand the potential causes of reporting discrepancies between yourself and your partner. Subsequently, this in turn will help to minimize potential strain between you and your partner over differences in reporting. Additionally, each merchant and affiliate network will track and report commissions differently, and those differences will be subtle. You should understand these subtleties as well as the level of reporting provided to affiliates. so the amount of transparency provided between the conversions generated and the commissions paid match as closely as possible and if, they don’t match, provide as much justification as technologically possible.

What follows is an overview of the major components of affiliate tracking. We'll show you how commissions could be impacted by tracking limitations and/or the tracking-related logic instituted by your merchant or affiliate network. This content will provide you with thion to woe foundatrk more closely with your affiliate partners and ultimately spend more time driving quality conversions rather than bickering over conversion rates.

Here are some ways in Tracking : 

1. Tracking Components

2. Tracking Pixels

3. Tracking Failure Points

4. Tracing Pixel Plscement

5. Tracking Testing

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tutorial Success 20 Rules Web Site Design

20 RULES FOR BETTER WEB SITE DESIGN :

  
1. Make Sure the Visual Elements Reinforce Your Company or Brand Identity
The essence of your company can most likely be summarized using words; but your identity is also accompanied by many intangible qualities. Brands are as much about attitudes, feelings, and emotions as they are about factual information. The overall look of your Web site must supportthese defining factors. Is your brand identity best served by hard edges or softer, rounded shapes? Do primary colors capture the company philosophy or would earth tones be a better match? Experiment and find the right fit before settling on a design scheme.

2. Forget Cool, Think Useful
You can’t compete with TV, you can’t compete with movies, you can’t even compete with
entertainment Web sites. Luckily there’s no need to compete, though, because what really counts ismaking your site useful, not cool.

3. Lead Visitors Where You Want Them to Go
While your content may fulfill the needs of your visitors, your site design should guide them naturally to the places you want them to go. For instance, before visitors can download a sample chapter of a book, they might be shown a page that makes them aware of the full-length version and how to order it. Determine your goals and find a way to deliver value to your visitors while also getting what you want.

4. Offer Clear, Limited Choices
Some Web sites are so cluttered with navigation bars, banner ads, links, promotional blurbs, image
maps, and the like, it’s difficult to choose what to do first. Make it too hard for your visitors and
they may decide to go elsewhere. Decide what information is most important for your visitors,
particularly on your home page, and resist the urge to add more information.

5. Let Visitors Know What Your Site is About
The worst thing you can do is promote your Web site, get curious people to take a first look, and confuse the heck out of them when they arrive. View your home page through the eyes of a new visitor. Does it spell out exactly what you offer and what your brand stands for? If not, redesign it so it does. Also, remember that many people will arrive at your site through a secondary page, especially if they hear about it through a search engine or recommendation. Therefore, every page needs to explain what your site is about.

6. Avoid Long, Scrolling Pages
Sites overdo page length on both sides of the issue. Some sites make visitors scroll through endless reams of announcements, news items, articles, and more—all on a single page. The solution is to break things up. As a general rule, design with one item or concept per page. Provide a menu to related pages. On the other hand, don’t break things up too much. Some experts contend that Web pages shouldn’t be any longer than one screen length. As a result, many Web sites force readers to hit a Next button and wait for a new page to load before they can continue reading a relatively short article. If the content on a single page takes up only two or three screens, it’s easier to do a little scrolling than to keep hyperlinking to more pages.

7. Use Simple, Clean Layouts
Basic is better when it comes to Web site design. That doesn’t mean your site has to be boring. Your goal is to keep your pages clutter free, using lots of white space to allow visual breathing room. Have fun with your page layout; but make sure every design choice you make helps you communicate your brand identity.

8. Keep a Consistent Theme Throughout
Most designers start by creating the home page, since that’s the page most people see first. That’s a
smart move as long as you carry the home page’s look and feel throughout the rest of your site. Wherever the navigation menu is positioned on your home page, make sure the menu is in that same spot on every other page. If you use a fuchsia-colored border under the logo on one page, use fuchsia on all pages. Got it?

9. Think Big—Type, That Is
Along with creating a simple, clean design, you also want a site that is easy to read. Don’t make surfers squint to absorb your information. Make it as easy as possible for people to get the details they want. Avoid putting small text on colored or busy backgrounds.

10. Use Color Tastefully and Sparingly
Color is a funny thing. Used properly, color can have a good impact. Used irresponsibly, it can look ugly, scream “amateur site, run for your life,” and cause thousands to get queasy instantly. Make sure your Web site color choices lean more toward the former.

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Tutorial and Way 15 TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL NETWORK

A successful network will allows you to communicate more efficiently with your employees, manage your Web site and promotional activities from the road, and save time and effort so you can focus on other aspects of your business.

1. Spend time deciding whether you really need a network.
While a network is a highly practical tool for most small businesses, it turns into financial nightmare for others.

2. Design your network carefully.
The more time you spend looking at various needs before you spend any money, the less money you’ll waste on items you didn’t need in the first place.

3. Be prepared to work at your network.
No one is going to offer to perform the required work for free and consultants are extremely expensive. Relying on your own abilities is one way to reduce the total cost of the installation and ensure you can maintain the network once installed.

4. Always look at your needs before you decide on software.
Use the software as a basis for other items like the operating system and hardware.

5. Don’t bite off more networking that you can chew.
A network you don’t complete is money wasted. Even a small network will save money and you can always expand it later if necessary.

6. You don’t need to have a vast knowledge of computers to repair system problems.
Consultants fix many problems with careful observation and patience, not with technical expertise.

7. Networks require consistent care.
Perform maintenance tasks as often as required to assure worry free operation.

8. Always look for the low-cost solutions to your networking problems.
For example, alternative networking technologies provide flexible networking support for home offices and other small networks.

9. Use the right networking technology for the job.
An infrared connection works great for line-of-sight applications, like transferring data from your laptop to your desktop machine, but won’t work for other applications.

10. Avoid getting a central server unless you need one.
Peer-to-peer networks operate efficiently and cost less to maintain than client/server networks do. However, once you do decide on a client/server configuration, ensure you spend enough to create a workable network.

11. Allocate bandwidth wisely.
Don’t allow users to waste bandwidth on collaboration or video applications unless the user needs these applications to perform useful work. Make sure all users will have the bandwidth required to get their work done and that you keep some bandwidth in reserve for future needs.

12. Purchase an uninterruptible power supply
Consider an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) as cheap insurance against lightning strikes and power outages. The data you save may be your own.

13. Look for the best deal when buying software.
Sometimes last year’s product contain all of the features you need and at bargain bin prices.

14. The best password is easy to remember, yet hard to guess.
Making passwords long and hard to remember only encourages users to write them down--something that crackers just love to see.

15. Computers don’t understand or care that you’re frustrated.
Getting angry with a will only wears you out and thwarts any effort at repair.

Make Money Tutorial 8 Reasons To Create Your Own Online Community

Tutorial Online Community Eran Money


1. To Discuss a Topic That No One Else is Discussing
If there’s no online community discussion about your favorite topic, start one! Say you collect antique glass insulators and you’d like to talk about them, but there’s no one else in town that shares your interest. You can bet that there are folks on the Internet who do!

2. To Provide an Online Way for an Existing Community to Get Together
An online community can be a great way for your extended family, your church, your club, or another existing group to communicate. Several Web sites are specifically designed to allow families or alumni groups to form communities.

3. To Create a Community With Your Own Personal Style
As the creator and manager of an online community, you can make the rules and set the tone of your group.

4. To Market a Product or Service
A Web site is a good first step for marketing online. But providing an online community can help, too. Your community can be directed at the types of people who might want to buy from you. If you demonstrate that you are knowledgeable, provide helpful information, and don’t use a hard-sell approach, people will get a good impression of you and your products.

5. To Provide Support for Customers of Your Product
If you sell something or provide a service, you can let your customers support each other, and support them directly, via an online community.

6. To Convince People of Your Way of Thinking
Got an opinion? You can create a community to discuss it and to try to convince people that you are right. However, if you are too strident or don’t allow other people to express their opinions, no one will stick around to listen.

7. To Share Experiences with People
If you’ve got a medical condition, family problem, or other life situation; you’re fighting with a particularly stupid computer program; or you’re dealing with some other situation, you can find other people who are in the same boat. You may have some useful advice for them—or they may have some for you.

8. To Make Money
The manager of an online community can make money by selling ads that are displayed to subscribers. But remember—no one will come to see the ads unless you have useful and interesting material to offer!

Tutorial Enter your Site to Win Online Awards

Step : The End, Awards started off slowly

There was a Cool Site of the Day, The Top 5% of All the Sites on the Web, and so forth; but Web site awards have exploded. There’s a Cool Site of the Second, for crying out loud, a site devoted to cataloguing the best “page not found” errors online, awards for Best Dog Sites—there are all kinds of awards available.

As you might guess from the fact that there are so many awards, they’re not quite as meaningful as they used to be. Reams of meaningless awards can be bought for the price of a few e-mails. Some sites will give you awards simply if you link to them. You probably want to avoid these; they don’t do you or your site a lot of good.

On the other hand, there are some great awards that can have a big effect on traffic. We’ll point you to some good ones, and, if you really want to learn about every available award, we’ll give you some links to those too.

Submitting Your Site

The most popular awards get lots of nominations. You want your nomination to stand out even
before an editor looks at your site. Keep these rules in mind when nominating your site for an award:


1. Abide by the guidelines for submitting your nomination. If they want a 50-word essay in purple text, give them a 50-word essay in purple text. And don’t nominate your site for an inappropriate award—your consumer-protection cat-litter site will not be served by winning a “Cool Dog Site” award, and you’ll waste everyone’s time by nominating it.

2. Create a precise description of the site that you can send with your nomination. Make sure it’s free of spelling and grammar errors.

3. Double-check, triple-check, quadruple-check the URL you submit! You don’t want it to be incorrect.

4. If your site requires anything for optimum usage (like RealPlayer, Shockwave, and so on.) make sure the editors know about it. (You don’t want them to visit and then leave because they don’t have the right software to make the most of it.).

Really Good Awards
Might as well start at the beginning. Let’s look at some particularly useful awards.

- Project Cool, http://www.projectcool.com/sightings/ is a great award, but it’s not for sissies. Make sure you’re good, and darn good, before you submit here (and if you have a pornographic site, a site glorifying crime, or a site that’s just a link list—don’t bother). Project Cool judges sites on the basis of content, use of the Web as a medium, and well-thought-out navigation. Once you’ve submitted your Web site, explore the rest of the Project Cool site. You’ll find some great resources for site developers and a community for people who build Web sites.

- USA Today Hot Sites, http://www.usatoday.com/life/cyber/ch.htm are won by a wide variety of sites—new search engines, educational resources, media, or whatever; but they all have a lot of great content, and more than occasionally a good sense of humor. The USA Today technology editor chooses the sites on the basis of content and appearance, sites that “push the envelope,” and etc. If you do win a USA Today Hot Site award, your site has a chance to be listed in the offline, print version of USA Today—another great perk, probably more valuable than the Hot Site award itself. Regularly reading the USA Today Hot Site Awards gives you a good feel for what’s out there and can point you to some sites that are making great use of online technologies.

- Yahoo Picks of the Week, http://www.yahoo.com/picks/. When Yahoo really likes a site, it puts a pair of sunglasses next to it in the directory. It also lists its favorite sites in the “Pick of the Day.” There is an e-mail address at the bottom of that page, so you can suggest your site as a Yahoo pick. Get mentioned in Yahoo! What’s New, and the number of visitors to your site could skyrocket.


- Netguide’s Internet Sites of the Day, http://www.netguide.com/. Each of NetGuide’s various subject guides has a Site of the Day. Go into each guide and look for an e-mail link to submit your site. These are the guide subjects: Computing, Entertainment, Health, Internet, Living, Money, News, Shopping, Sports, Travel, Women, and so on. If you’re really lucky, eventually you may end up in the overall Net Guide.

Lesser-Known Awards

There are literally hundreds of Web-site awards, and it would take another couple of books to list them all. Unfortunately, a lot of them aren’t worth the electrons on which they’re printed. Anybody can make a little banner for an award, but that doesn’t make it useful! Furthermore, an award that’s impressive to your target audience—that Yak Stalking Site of the Day award, perhaps—is meaningless to a different group of users.
You’re going to have to judge a lot of awards for yourself. Some are not going to do you any good, yet some specialized awards may turn out to be well worth having. There are a couple of enormous directories you can use to check out what’s available:

- Awards Emporium, Awards Sites, and Website Awards.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Main Important Step Your Credit Card

Main Step Is Important to Consider Before Submitting a Credit Card


 Smart consumers comparison shop for credit, whether they're looking for a mortgage, an auto loan, or a credit card. Comparison shopping is important because it could save you money. When you're looking for a credit card, be sure to consider the costs and terms. They can make a difference in how much you pay for the
privilege of borrowing. Compare them with the costs and terms of the cards you already have to find the plan that best fits your spending and repayment habits.

Key costs and terms to consider are the annual percentage rate (APR) for goods and services as well as for cash advances, the annual fee, and the grace period. Also compare cash-advance fees, late-payment charges, and over-the-limit fees. Besides looking at these costs and terms, think about your typical billpaying behavior. Do you pay your outstanding balance in full each month? Or do you usually carry over a balance? Matching the credit card plan to your needs could save money.

Credit Card Interest Rates

Credit card issuers offer variable-rate, fixed-rate, and tiered-rate plans. For variable-rate credit card plans, the interest rate is calculated according to a formula. Three of the most commonly used formulas are :

Index + Margin = Variable rate
Index x Multiple = Variable rate
(Index + Margin) x Multiple = Variable rate

The most common indexes used by credit card issuers are the prime rate; the one-, three- and six-month Treasury bill rates; the federal funds rate; and the Federal Reserve discount rate. Most of the indexes are
published in the money or business section of major newspapers. If the index rate used for your credit card changes, the rate on your card will, too.

The margin is a number of percentage points chosen by the credit card issuer. The card issuer also chooses the multiple. The interest rate on a fixed-rate credit card plan, though not explicitly tied to changes in another interest rate, also can change over time. The card issuer must notify you before the "fixed" interest rate is changed. A tiered interest rate means that different rates apply to different levels of the outstanding balance (for example, 16% on balances of $1–$500; 17% on balances above $500).

Some card issuers may have a policy that raises your interest rate if you make late payments. For example, if you make 2 late payments within 6 months, the card issuer may raise your interest rate from 18% APR to
24% APR. If such a penalty rate applies to your card, the issuer must include a notice in the solicitation materials.

Card issuers may also charge different rates for different types of transactions. For example, the card may carry one rate for purchases of goods and services, another rate for cash advances, and still another
rate for balance transfers.

Analysis Credit Card And Debit Card

The Main Step Is Important to Consider In Credit Card and Debit Card

1. Checking Account And Debit Card

- You can save more than $100 a year in fees by selecting a free checking account or one with no minimum balance requirement. Request a complete list of fees that are charged on these accounts, including ATM and debit card fees.

- See if you can get free or lower cost checking through direct deposit or agreeing to ATM only use. Be aware of charges for using an ATM not associated with your financial institution.

2. Saving Produck

- Before opening a savings account, find out whether the account is insured by the federal
government (FDIC for banks or NCUA for credit unions). Financial institutions offer a number of products, such as mutual funds and annuities, which are not insured.

- Once you select a type of savings account, use the telephone, newspaper, and Internet to compare rates and fees offered by different financial institutions, including those outside your city. These rates can vary a lot and, over time, can significantly affect interest earnings.

-  To earn the highest return on savings (annual percentage yield) with little or no risk, consider certificates of deposit (CDs) or U.S. Savings Bonds (Series I or EE).



3. The Main Step Is Important to Consider In Credit Card

- To avoid late payment fees and possible interest rate increases on your credit cards, make sure you send in your payment a week to ten days before the statement due date. Late payments on one card can increase fees and interest rates on other cards.

- You can avoid interest charges, which may be considerable, by paying off your entire bill each month. If you are unable to pay off a large balance, pay as much as you can. Try to shift the remaining balance to a credit card with a lower annual percentage rate (APR). You can find listings of credit card plans, rates, and terms on the Internet, in personal finance magazines, and in newspapers.

- Be aware that credit cards with rebates, cash back, travel awards, or other perks may carry higher rates or fees.


4.
The Main Step Is Important to Consider Auto Loans

- To save as much as several thousand dollars in finance charges, pay for the car in cash or make a large down payment. Always get the shortest term loan possible as this will lower your interest rate.

- Make certain to get a rate quote (or preapproved loan) from your bank or credit union before seeking dealer financing. You can save as much as $1000 in finance charges by shopping for the cheapest loan.

- Make certain to consider the dollar difference between low-rate financing and a lower sale price. Remember that getting zero or low-rate financing from a dealer may prevent you from getting the rebate.


5. First Mortagage Loans


5.1. To save as much as several thousand dollars in finance charges, pay for the car in cash or make a
large down payment. Always get the shortest term loan possible as this will lower your interest rate.

5.2. Make certain to get a rate quote (or preapproved loan) from your bank or credit union before seeking dealer financing. You can save as much as $1000 in finance charges by shopping for the cheapest loan.

5.3. Make certain to consider the dollar difference between low-rate financing and a lower sale price. Remember that getting zero or low-rate financing from a dealer may prevent you from getting the rebate.


6. Mortagage Refinancing

6.1. Consider refinancing your mortgage if you can get a rate that is lower than your existing mortgage rate
and plan to keep the new mortgage for at least several years. Calculate precisely how much your new mortgage (including points, fees and closing costs) will cost and whether, in the long run, it will cost less than your current mortgage.

7. Home Equity Loans 

7.1. Be cautious in taking out home equity loans. The loans reduce or may even eliminate the equity that you have built up in your home. (Equity is the cash you would have if you sold your house and paid off your mortgage loans.) If you are unable to make payments on home equity loans, you could lose your home.

7.2. Compare home equity loans offered by at least four reputable lending institutions. Consider the interest rate on the loan and the annual percentage rate (APR), which includes other costs, such as origination fees, discount points, mortgage insurance, and other fees. Ask if the rate changes, and if so, how it is calculated and how frequently, as this will affect the amount of your monthly payments.