Making Money on the Internet: What Every Newbie Should Know

Written by Sherry Starnes

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Probablyrepparttar best way to do this is setting up a merchant account through your local. DO NOT get affiliated with a clearing house or other company who agrees to service your credit cards (for a fee) and then requires you to do business with THEIR bank. If that company and bank are out-of-state or not easily accessible, it is too difficult to develp a business relationship. Problems may occur that need your immediate attention and that is hard to accomplish when you are 500 miles away.

You should be aware that your credit card servicing company or clearing house will more than likely have access to your bank account. This is important to know just in case of a chargeback. Inrepparttar 116902 event of a chargeback, funds are taken immediately from your bank account. A charge back can occur up to 120 days afterrepparttar 116903 sale.

A local bank allows you to deal with such matters in a timely fashion. There are many good servicing companies. However, there are also several that will actually cost you money inrepparttar 116904 long-run.

Just remember, very little money should be invested to start your own home-based business. There is definitley money to be made onrepparttar 116905 Internet. Knowingrepparttar 116906 pros and cons before your start can save you a lot of time and money.

Best regards,

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Tapping Into The Visual Stimulus Of Your Web Site Visitors

Written by Dan J. Fry

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(2) Animations and Banners: Animations are nice, but can take time to load and be distracting. Use them to focusrepparttar attention of a visitor. Place them at a single page location, atrepparttar 116901 center or all atrepparttar 116902 left side for instance. If you use more than one and they are scattered all overrepparttar 116903 page, where can you expect your eyes to focus. Yep, you heard right - click, bye, bye.

Banners can also give you problems if there are two many and not well organized. Pay attention torepparttar 116904 color design to ensure that it matches your site. Remember, no eye sores here. Overall, banner are known not to haverepparttar 116905 highest clickthrough rates.

(3) Flash Media: Flash media animations are steadily gaining popularity and many sites are tailoring their start-up page to include large flash animations. Beware. In online home businesses, your primary purpose is content. Only fit in flash where it is strictly meant to guiderepparttar 116906 visual stimulus to a part of your site. I know, I know, it does look cool. But cool doesn't and never will build sales out of potential prospects.

A few further resources that are of particular interest here are

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As a good rule of thumb, if it hurts your eyes, it probably hurts others as well. Keep it simple, professional, easy to look at with color used just inrepparttar 116907 right place to highlight your content. Content is what will build your home based business. Elicit a visual response from your visitors to drive them to your content.

Dan J. Fry is an independent researcher and owner of, a site devoted to providing resources for small budget home businesses. He has a PhD in Physics and is married with two daughters and two cats. Subscribe to his free E-Zine on home business resources at or by visiting his Online Home Based Business Resources site.

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