How to Set up your own Online Business: 11 FREE or LOW Cost Services you'll need to know about

Written by Merle

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6) Refer a Friend: People love recommending good things to their friends and family. So why not give themrepparttar chance to tell someone about your website? This is an easy feature to add to your site. Once you sign up with your chosen service, you paste a few lines of HTML code they give you onto your page and you're done. This is a form of viral marketing, and it works great.

7) Newsletter/Ezine: If you're going to have a website you must publish an ezine. Yep, sorry, hate to break it to you, but if you want to bring people back to your site and remind them of your existence you need to offer an ezine. Luckily, you don't need to set up a tricky list server; use one ofrepparttar 117918 free services below. (my personal favorite)

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8) Autoresponders: Remember fax-on-demand? Well, autoresponders work like that but come directly to your email box instead of your fax machine. You'll find many uses for them: from listing your products or services with current pricing, to offering back issues of your ezine. You can even use them to set up a scheduled training course on any topic you choose.

You'll find plenty of free autoresponders if you take a look, like:

9) Promotional Items: Once your website is built you'll need a few items on hand to help promote it.

a) Press Release- Keep it short & newsworthy, 4 paragraphs tops b) Descriptions of your Site- Long and short for search engines and directories c) Banners- animated & static, 468X60 and maybe a button banner d) Classified Ads- Write a few short ads, 4 or 5 lines, 60 to 65 characters wide to use for online advertising in ezines. e) Signature Lines: write a few good signature lines and use them on every piece of email that you send out. Try to include something free in it.

If you'd like all of these things made for you in one neat package see:

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10) Toll Free Number: If you don't want to add another phone line in your house for your new business, don't! There are many companies online who are just waiting to give you your own toll free phone number. Many of them can be configured to ring on your land line, or transferred to your cell phone if you prefer. You can even setrepparttar 117920 hours and times you wantrepparttar 117921 calls to transfer to your other phone number, all done seamlessly. Many of these types of services will also notify you by email when you have a message waiting in your box. The best one online in my opinion

11) Ability to Accept Credit Cards; No merchant account, no problem! Let's face it, if you want people to order from your site you need to make it easy for them to pay you and that means accepting online payments. Merchant accounts can be costly to set up, especially for a new Internet business. Good thing there are plenty of third party processors you can use who will take a small percentage of each sale in exchange for giving you this service: Takes a higher percentage of sales Must be a tangible product not a service Low rates, and your email address appears onrepparttar 117922 customer's cc statement notrepparttar 117923 processor. Rates aren't bad and allows you to take out of country payments.

Another easy way to accept online payment is PayPal Free to register and cheap; an easy way to send or receive money.

So there you have it in a nutshell. Don't put off starting your online business one more day because you think you can't afford it. You can. By implementing these 11 suggestions into your new business, you'll have a site that not only makesrepparttar 117924 sale, but doesn't cost you an arm and a leg to own.

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How to Get Insanely Rich on the Internet

Written by Linda Cox

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Q: How else can I get new business?

A: Spam. Spam. Spam.

Q: I thought spam was bad.

A: No, spam is good. Anyone who says it's bad is just jealous because their brains are too small.

Q: But won't I lose my web host and ISP?

A: Inrepparttar get-rich-quick business, it's important to cultivate a zen-like non-attachment to service providers.

Q: What else can I do to promote my new business?

A: Here's a list of suggestions:

--Sign up with a free website provider and fill your site with zany colors and flashy banners.

--Join every free banner exchange.

--Get your own free-for-all links page.

--Join every opt-in email list withrepparttar 117917 word Money, Rich or Lackwit inrepparttar 117918 title.

--Buy software that submits your site URL torepparttar 117919 15,000 most important search engines.

--Buy software that submits your ad torepparttar 117920 50,000 most-read free classified sites.

--Buy software that submits your link torepparttar 117921 100,000 most popular free-for-all link pages.

--Hire a bulk emailer.

--Sponsor a golf tournament.

Q: Okay, I've done all that and I'm still not rich. I haven't even driven my hitcounter to its knees yet. What am I doing wrong?

A: It's possible that you're not very bright. Consult one of your friends who has retired on their internet earnings.

Q: What if I don't have any friends who have retired on their internet earnings?

A: Then contact someone onrepparttar 117922 internet who has retired on their internet earnings.

Q: What if I've never heard of anyone retiring from their internet earnings?

A: Well, then maybe you can berepparttar 117923 first.

Q: You're pulling my leg, right?

A: Oops! Sorry, I thought FAQ stood for Facetiously Answered Questions!

Never mind.

Linda Cox (J.A.M.G.) was born in a speeding stagecoach amid the screams of fellow passengers as insane, wild-eyed horses dragged them all crashing toward the brink of destruction. That stagecoach was the planet Earth, those passengers were the human race, and Linda Cox is Just Another Marketing Guru. (The horses were just regular horses.)

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