Internet Business Doomed by Grand Theft

Written by Pamela Heywood

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Then there's ads. We have to have rules to make it fair to everyone, but will people read and adhere to those rules? Nope! They'll spam us with ads too frequently, too large, illegal, wrong format ... Quite apart fromrepparttar 95% that are a total waste of time and space because they are all forrepparttar 124386 same thing.

No wonder so many ezines that once offered free ads are now discontinuing this service. The time spent weedingrepparttar 124387 chaff fromrepparttar 124388 wheat simply cannot be justified. We set up to help others and it'srepparttar 124389 old story, "Give a hand and they'll take an arm".

It's selfish, counter-productive and foolish. No-one is that desperate to make a living that they can steam-roller over fellow humans in their way. Always be careful what you do to people onrepparttar 124390 way up, because you never know -- you might meet them onrepparttar 124391 way back down.

So how's this dooming your business?

Well, it should be obvious, but I'll point it out for those who need help; that if there is less free advertising available you'll either have to pay for all of it and go broke or you'll never get to promote your business at all and still go broke.

If ezine editors have to spend all their time on admin, they'll never have time or space left for useful content and you'll never learn anything -- that is presuming you bother to read inrepparttar 124392 first place? If you think you know it all, very likely you haverepparttar 124393 most to learn.

If you use autoresponder addresses, free addresses or any other ofrepparttar 124394 nasties I've described, you've already labeled yourself as uncaring and unprofessional. You've doomed your business right off, no-one will deal with you. Many editors are now banning those addresses, so you won't get their value and assistance anyway. Atrepparttar 124395 end ofrepparttar 124396 day, you've only robbed yourself.

Well, it has to stop. Quite apart from what I have mentioned above, various services onrepparttar 124397 net are having to tighten up rules and policies in a response torepparttar 124398 level of abuse. If you don't do your part in stemming it, by acting responsibly and not allowing others to get away with it, then commerce onrepparttar 124399 Internet will be effectively outlawed and your business will be doomed. Take heed.

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. _________________________________________________

Formatting Your Ezine and Email Messages with TextPad

Written by Pamela Heywood

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If, for instance, you have pasted in some text that was previously formatted at more than your set number of characters, it will then instantly show uprepparttar "funny" breaks, which you can manually correct, or it will automatically formatrepparttar 124385 new text you type.

2. Also, and this may seem obvious, but you MUST saverepparttar 124386 document in TextPad first to *fix* inrepparttar 124387 breaks, before you copy and pasterepparttar 124388 text to either your email program or your online message posting box for your ezine distribution.

Saving adds necessary, but invisible to you, code forrepparttar 124389 hard line breaks. If you do not save your work first, it will look right to you in TextPad, but will not be right when it is sent by email.

Happy Formatting!

Ezine Assistant is a program you can use as an alternative, if you really cant get along with TextPad. That also has facilities for settingrepparttar 124390 line breaks. You can grab a copy from: http:/

There is also an online formatting facility: FormatIt:

For a great online tutorial on formatting, which also has screenshots on how to use TextPad:

Pamela Heywood publishes TuCats Mewsletter (online business) and Ezine Advertising Classifieds Zine (free ads). She is one of the successful publishers featured in "50 E-zine Publishers Interviewed"

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