A Cushy Business Idea

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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Note: Pillows don't have to be therapeutic. You can offer decorative pillows, novelty pillows shaped like just about anything, pillows for pets, or pillows with a board on one side that can be used as a lap desk for making a laptop computer more comfortable. How about a couch pillow with a pocket for a cell phone or a remote control?

Note: You could just buy therapeutic pillows wholesale and sell retail, but then you are just pushingrepparttar same products as everybody else. Why not design your own custom products that can only be purchased from you?

If you, or someone you know, suffers a discomfort that can be alleviated withrepparttar 117340 aid of a therapeutic pillow, you might be in a position to design a custom pillow that you can patent.

How to design and manufacture pillows:

- Decide what your product line will be and create a web based catalog. - For each product create a pattern, specification, and bill of material. - Build to demand. Don't keep inventory until sales levels require it.

Tips for your pillows website:

- Remember - you are not selling pillows. You are selling comfort. - Staterepparttar 117341 technical concept that makesrepparttar 117342 pillow therapeutic. - Pillows make great gifts. Provide gift certificates. - Show pictures of people enjoyingrepparttar 117343 pillows. - "pillows" is not your best search engine keyword. Your best search engine keywords include "neck pain", "back pain", "carpal tunnel syndrome", and so on.

There is a wide range of discomforts that can be alleviated with therapeutic pillows. Your business can provide custom designed pillows that alleviate pain and provide comfort, and you might provide yourself with enough income for a cushy lifestyle atrepparttar 117344 same time. ---------------------------------------------------------- Resource Box: Copyright(C)2002 Bucaro TecHelp. To learn how to maintain your computer and use it more effectively to design a Web site and make money onrepparttar 117345 Web visit http://bucarotechelp.com To subscribe to Bucaro TecHelp Newsletter Send a blank email to mailto:bucarotechelp-subscribe@topica.com ----------------------------------------------------------


Are You Viral?

Written by Denise Hall

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Do you have a knack for writing? If so, consider writing articles to submit to ezines. Most publishers accept guest articles from their readers. Atrepparttar end of each article you can add a resource box containing your name, business name and website URL or newsletter subscription information.

Other sites to submit your articles:

http://www.MakingProfit.com http://www.ideamarketers.com http://groups.yahoo.com/group/articlesubmission http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freezinecontent http://groups.yahoo.com/group/I_Need_Content

Submitting your site to search engines and directories is a MUST! If you don't, you're losing potential customers because they can't find you!

But please submit your website only once every 30 days or so. Otherwise,repparttar 117339 search engines think you're SPAMMING them.

Here is a good way to put your search engine submissions on autopilot: http://www.worldwidepromoter.com/?itsallfree

Other types of advertising include safelists, classified ads, FFA (Free For All links) pages and ad or message boards. This website contains several suggestions:

http://www.mylinksite.com ons_of_offers

Startpage programs will also produce traffic to your website. They can be joined for free and you can purchase more credits if you'd like. Here are a few good ones:

http://PowerFulHits.com/?ref=200 http://QuietSurfer.com/?ref=1880 http://freetrafficboost.com/g.o/itsallfree2002 http://www.magnetichits.com/default.asp?userid=its_all_free2002

Some people think startpage programs are a waste of time. But you never know who might see your website!

Exchanging links with other website owners will also bring traffic to your website. This is similar to banner exchanges but these can be either banner or text links.

Each time you visit a site or read an ezine check to see ifrepparttar 117340 website owner participates in link exchanges. Send them an e-mail and swap links with them.

Take advantage of every opportunity you find to send feedback and profiles to ezines that you read. Publishers normally allow a 2 or 3 line signature file with your submission.

If you're an ezine publisher ad swaps are a great way to gain subscribers and visitors to your website. Similar to link exchanges, you simply trade ezine ads with other publishers.

The internet contains millions of websites. Becoming viral means linking to as many of them as possible. The more you link to other sites,repparttar 117341 more visitors you'll receive. This will also give you higher rankings inrepparttar 117342 search engines.

In a nutshell, if you don't make your website well-known, you'll be invisible.

You don't want to be invisible, do you? Of course not!

Denise Hall is the owner of Home Business on a Budget which specializes in tools and resources for your home business needs. Visit http://www.home-business-on-a-budget.com today. Get weekly articles, tips, information and resources here: http://tinyurl.com/4f9k8

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