Internet Marketing For Online Business Newbies

Written by Jason Gazaway

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Some great SEO (search engine optimization) resources are:

5) Paid Advertising On High Traffic Sites

Sometimes, you will find a website that allows advertising on their site. For a reasonable price, they will display your link and sometimes a description for a weekly or monthly fee.

One ofrepparttar best ways to find websites that offer advertising is quite simple actually. You simply go to your favorite search engine, search for your businesses best keyword phrase and look throughrepparttar 116835 results. These arerepparttar 116836 people you will want to partner with, especially if they receive a good amount of traffic. A good way to know if they receive a good deal of traffic to their site is by a neat tool calledrepparttar 116837 Alexa toolbar. You can go directly to that site and download this tool, or you can simply go to : and search for their site. When you getrepparttar 116838 results, it will say something like "Traffic Rank for : 2,445". The main thing to remember is,repparttar 116839 *lower*repparttar 116840 traffic rank,repparttar 116841 *more* traffic that website receives.So, a site with a traffic rank of 26,983 receives more traffic than a site with a traffic rank of 76,990.

6) Joint Ventures

A Joint Venture (JV for short) is just that. It's a venture that you do jointly with one or more parties. This method isn't only limited to those with their own product, as many people think. The way this works is by setting up a deal with a person who has a very large customer base already. What you do is literally "tap into" their resources. You see, they have already donerepparttar 116842 hard part (creating a list of people who have already bought from them). Now all you do is simply email them with a special proposal, and have them recommend your product/service to their list. This alone can product thousands of website visitors to your website. And inrepparttar 116843 end, can yield massive profits for you if done properly.

7) Having Your Own Affiliate Program

Generally speaking this form of advertising typically applies to those with their own products or services to sell. For example, if you create an information "how-to" digital ebook. Many times your merchant account will have a built in affiliate program manager that will allow people to join, and promote your product or service for a certain percentage that you determine.

Some great affiliate program managers that I have personally have used and recommend are: (built in web hosting as well)

The main thing to remember when marketing your business is to keep your potential customers/visitors in mind. Build a website that caters to their needs and wants. If you utilize these resources for internet marketing, you will seerepparttar 116844 success that most individuals never truly see. Even though what is listed above gives a great starting point, don't limit yourself to what's listed above only. If you truly want to succeed with your online business, studyrepparttar 116845 "Art of Internet Marketing". Give yourself room for improvement, and never think you know enough to "get by" either. Internet Marketing changes as time does, so keeprepparttar 116846 ball in your court, and have fun while playing ;)

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Profit from wooden novelties

Written by ajaypats

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As you progress in your wooden toy business you will discover more and more "shortcuts"-- that producerepparttar same quality (or even better) at a lower cost. You will also learn of other items that are in demand and will make more decisions on whether to expand or add new products.

Wooden toys can be sold retail through ads, displays, and by using a little extra imagination.

For example, show a child playing with your toy in your ad (to help "plant"repparttar 116834 idea that your toys are fun to play with). Plan different ways to "push" your line -- give prizes at community affairs (raffle, children's competitions), try cable TV ads andrepparttar 116835 local newspaper.

Use a good camera to take black & white photos and haverepparttar 116836 newspaper make "cuts" of some of your best efforts to put in ads and brochures. Whenrepparttar 116837 market warrants, add color brochures with illustrations and little write-ups of your toys.

Perhaps some of them are authentic copies of antiques, or can be associated with interesting stories or history. Don't hesitate to experiment with different wood combinations and patterns.

For example, two plywood with opposing grains for strength and effect; tongue & groove glued larger pieces; checkerboard patterns (like parquet floor pieces) or anything else you can think of.

Wholesaling brings in less revenue per item but eliminates much ofrepparttar 116838 cost of advertising and time needed for dealing with potential buyers of one or two items at a time (you may be able to make much more turning out toys than selling them). Here are three proven methods for wholesaling are:

1. Store sales, Take samples and price lists to retail stores in your area and ask them to order. A variation is to mail out price lists and brochures to stores that carry similar merchandise. In this case, write a "cover" letter of 1 - 2 pages on good quality letterhead paper. Describe your products briefly (stress their quality) and their availability. Include a price list and an ORDER FORM. For stores in your area, follow up this first contact with a personal visit, phone call or another letter 2 weeks later!

2. Catalog sales. List your products with an existing catalog sales firm (printing your own is expensive and should be tried only when you are experienced).repparttar 116839 procedure is similar to mail sales to stores (above), but you also need to include your charges for packaging and shipping of a single item becauserepparttar 116840 mail catalog store can either buy your products outright or have you drop-ship them as orders come in.

3. Fair sales. arrange for a booth at trade shows, large flea markets and community fairs. Take a good selection of your merchandise, business cards, brochures, and order forms and set up an attractive display.. Althoughrepparttar 116841 objective will vary withrepparttar 116842 type of activity.repparttar 116843 general idea is to retail, make contacts, gain recognition, and to take wholesale orders.

Be especially watchful for ways to profitably use every scrap of material and reducerepparttar 116844 amount you spend for supplies.

Make little toys from pieces left over from big ones, even if it means modifying a pattern or designing a special toy so it can be fabricated mostly from materials that would otherwise be wasted. Using these materials efficiently isrepparttar 116845 purest form of profit!

The, calculate your best prices on paint, sandpaper, wood and even tools and supplies. It may be that buying glue in 5 gallon cans will save you a good deal -- unless there is a spoilage problem. In this department,repparttar 116846 most expensive thing you can do is to keep buying fromrepparttar 116847 same source without constantly checking -- and figuring how to get more for your money.

One source for fresh ideas would be subscribing to a couple of good trade magazines.

One ofrepparttar 116848 more obvious potential problem area to watch out for is overstocking items that don't sell.

The cause of this problem is invariably personal taste -- although poor sales techniques and/or shoddy work can also be contributors. Just remember that before you invest too heavily in any one product, do asrepparttar 116849 professionals do -- test market it (see how it sells).

Just because you like something is NOT a good reason to make up 10,000 of them (rememberrepparttar 116850 Edsel? -- but if your customers like them -- that's different! If your problem is shoddy work,repparttar 116851 CHEAPEST thing to do is get rid ofrepparttar 116852 problem -- wholesale them to an outlet (burn them if necessary), but don't allow them to spoil your reputation and confidence.

Finally, if they aren't selling, alter your method of advertising. If that helps, work on that aspect until you findrepparttar 116853 winning combination

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