In Praise of Thinking Small

Written by Elena Fawkner

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So, think small. The smallerrepparttar better. The smallerrepparttar 117714 less competition you have. What is it that you're interested in, good at, expert of, that others may also be interested in? Maybe you're mad for old lamps. Create an auction site just for old lamps. Maybe you were a grief counselor in a previous life. Create a web site devoted to helping people cope with and transcend grief. Perhaps you're a stay-at-home parent. Create a community-style web site for other stay-at-home parents who are looking to connect with other people inrepparttar 117715 same situation. It doesn't matter. Just think small. Think about what pushes your buttons. Then take that and create something fabulous that's all yours. Something unique.

When it comes to generating an income from your web site you have a few options. Affiliate programs are a good choice for a site that generates decent traffic but make sure you select programs that are relevant torepparttar 117716 subject matter of your site and your site visitors. Sure, you may have fewer of them to choose from, but because ofrepparttar 117717 specialized nature of your site and, hence, your site visitors, your market is much more highly targeted than a more general audience. Therefore,repparttar 117718 conversion rate (the ratio of site visitors to purchasers) will be commensurately higher. (It's also, I might add, a LOT easier to achieve a high search engine ranking for keywords that aren't being competed for by 99% ofrepparttar 117719 webmaster population!)

In addition to promoting relevant affiliate programs, it's a natural extension to your site to start publishing an ezine on a regular basis. Becauserepparttar 117720 subject matter of your ezine is NOT Internet Marketing (which nine out of ten of everybody else's are), you are more likely to produce a worthwhile read for your targeted audience (include a sign up form on your web site so your site visitors can subscribe in addition to marketing your ezine as a separate "product"). You can advertise your affiliate programs in your ezine, accept paid advertising, and promote your own products. Just three ways to generate an income. Another is to charge a subscription fee.

Finally, once you've been going awhile, it's time to start thinking about creating your own products. E-books and other products that can be delivered electronically are always a good choice but your product line will depend onrepparttar 117721 subject matter of your site. You may sell beaded jewelry, for example.

The point is, whatever you choose asrepparttar 117722 subject matter of your site,repparttar 117723 narrower you keep your focusrepparttar 117724 better. Trying to be too much to too many only guarantees you'll be too little to too few. Including yourself.

Elena Fawkner is editor of A Home-Based Business Online ... practical business ideas, opportunities and solutions for the work-from-home entrepreneur.

Are You Determined to Make a Living from Home Working Online?

Written by Laurie Meade

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You also need your own domain name. This is a must if you want people to take you seriously. You need it for credibil- ity and trust.

Giving information away freely is a first step as well. What goes around comes around. I truely believe this.

Okay, that simple little trick mentioned above for narrowing a search, is to put quotations around your phrase. Now some of you already do this, I'm sure. There are even instructions telling you not to do this. Many of you will have never uncovered this little discovery. You can also check a box for exact words, instead of any word.

My favorite tool for searching is WebFerret. I get results onrepparttar free version and I am always pleased withrepparttar 117713 list. Depending on my search I can get a tightly targeted keyword list of as few as 19. A popular widely used keyword brings up 500. I haverepparttar 117714 option to saverepparttar 117715 list. This list does not contain web page ads and items I don't want cluttering up my hard drive.

Nowrepparttar 117716 real key in searching is to know what terms to use as keywords in your search. You can find these hidden jewels, listed on a website atrepparttar 117717 push of a button.

There is nothing really scientific about what you need to do to guarantee success as a work from home online business.

Let's say you find an ad for a product you are really enticed to buy. But you tell yourself, you really can't afford to part with your cash, your hard earned money.

Takerepparttar 117718 author's name, put it inrepparttar 117719 WebFerret search box, with quotes around it and see what comes up. I learned this while reading an ad. The ad copy suggested it. He said, Go to Google, type in my name and see what you find."

I found ton's of free articles this guy had wrote to promote his business. Do you realize how much ofrepparttar 117720 content in those articles are probablyrepparttar 117721 same content as what is inrepparttar 117722 ebook he promotes.

This is whererepparttar 117723 more time than money comes in to play. If you haverepparttar 117724 time, determination and committment, you can make money selling information online.

Here are more ways:

1)Subscribe to free ezines.

2)Find article banks and file info in a folder.

3)Start collecting links of good free resource sites.

4)Comparerepparttar 117725 competition.

5)Read free e-books, think on how to improve on that topic.

There are many little secrets I have mastered to discoverrepparttar 117726 tricks ofrepparttar 117727 trade for making money online.

Would you like to learn more of the shocking secrets and uncover how you can master the hidden, proven successful ways to make a living online? Subscribe to my free ezine, THE NoBrainer Way You 2 Can Sell Online Free Ezine. When you subscribe, I will send you a link, where you can download, several free ebooks to get you started. Send a blank email to

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