How-To Fail Miserably in Business on the Net - in Seven Easy Lessons Starting Today!

Written by Pamela Heywood

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Don't let anyone tell you thatrepparttar search engines will penalise you for over submitting or for linking to pages not designed for human beings (yes, they can tellrepparttar 132013 difference). I'm not exactly sure howrepparttar 132014 technology works to get you a negative listing.

5. Advertise, don't advertise

Advertise your standard off-the-peg, tried-and-tested advert that came withrepparttar 132015 "program", complete with your long URL with your little number onrepparttar 132016 end, everywhere, anywhere.

Don't worry about it being ignored because it'srepparttar 132017 same as everyone else's that appears right next to it day in, day out. Don't worry about cheaters knocking your little numbers off and doing you out of your 75 cent commission and most of all don't offer your goods in exactlyrepparttar 132018 right market.

Where is that, I wonder? You'll never need to know.

When you do find a good, well-written, original, benefit packed and correctly formatted ad, only ever use it once. That will be enough forrepparttar 132019 whole world to see it and make you rich.

6. Send spam

Lots of it! This is great, and does double-duty instead of informative newsletters or pesky advertising. Buy specially cleaned lists of "safe" names and addresses of people who are just eager to receive "information on great money-making opportunities". It's a little vague, but these people obviously know what their avid, carefully harvested readers want and a good deal when they see it.

You really won't upset your ISP every time you send out those 2 million emails and have 3 million of them bounce back at you clogging up their mail server. So long as you say this is not spam, it isn't, right? They'll forgive you and even give you a fair trial, won't they?

And reputations are dead easy to get, aren't they?

7. Forget people, this is technobabble time

Now pay attention here, this isrepparttar 132020 most important lesson. This isrepparttar 132021 Internet folks. Let's see how it works ...

There's all these computers connected to all these computers all aroundrepparttar 132022 world and all you have to do is send all of these computers lots of identical messages back and forth - this is called Internet Marketing - and lots of money will magically arrive into your bank account.

There are no humans involved. You don't have to talk to them, inform them, woo them, care about finding solutions to their problems, know who they are and what they want ... The rules of human nature, as well as those of business, are totally different in cyber-paradise than they are inrepparttar 132023 real world. The Internet is notrepparttar 132024 real world.

Congratulations! You've now completedrepparttar 132025 entire course and graduated fromrepparttar 132026 Internet's First School of Failure. Read back betweenrepparttar 132027 lines and I'm sure you'll findrepparttar 132028 path to success.

(This story was entirely fictional, all resemblance to real people, either living or dead, any offers, services, products or vague "programs" is entirely coincidental.)

Pamela Heywood is webmistress of - Building Your Online Business Instinctively. Subscribe to the weekly TuCats Mewsletter (sic) and get regular FREE hints, tips, articles and resources.


Written by Ron Kimball

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Or, maybe you'd like to hide that link for your own promotional purposes to avoid confusion.

Here's a redirect that I have for another replicated website. Again, I included keywords inrepparttar string.

When you click this redirect on, or copy and paste it into your browser, you'll also see a different example of how this company promotes their service.

Did you noticerepparttar 132011 promotional page? A different approach from a popup ad.

You might have also seen thatrepparttar 132012 long link appears inrepparttar 132013 browser window after you click pastrepparttar 132014 promotional page. (Remember thatrepparttar 132015 first redirect example in this article showed onlyrepparttar 132016 redirect inrepparttar 132017 browser window.)

Here is a partial list of companies that will provide FREE redirects. "click on whatwedo" "Click webmaster tools", click "URL redirects" Some companies charge as low as $5 annually forrepparttar 132018 use of their strings. They can go as high as $100.

Of course,repparttar 132019 optimum is getting your own domain name. This will enable you to create a brand, or recognizeable name that relates to your business. They can range anywhere from under $20 to $35 annually. Maybe more.

For my e-zine's subscription site, I have my domain name that I simply use to redirect to my 'LeaderZKorner' subscription site. Click it on and that short URL is all you will see in your browser box. In fact, you will be redirected around a pretty lengthy website address.

Now you have a way to STOP wasting time explaining that long URL to people by giving them something shorter or more memorable or both.

And all by giving your link a quick facelift with a redirect.

Ron Kimball is the editor of "LeaderZKorner," a weekly electronic publication that is geared towards home based business owners. For a FREE subscription, go to: ><

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