PR, Press Releases and Promotion!

Written by Mike Banks Valentine

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Now we'll see whetherrepparttar media agrees with that perspective. And as long as George W. Bush is faithful to his loving wife, and makes no malaprops duringrepparttar 125137 performance of his duties tomorrow, mayberepparttar 125138 Philadelphia Enquirer will take notice of a quiet little web site that is seeking to changerepparttar 125139 face of ebusiness by training a few thousand independent entrepre- neurs in ecommerce forrepparttar 125140 little guy.

I'm excited and hopeful ofrepparttar 125141 potential for distance education andrepparttar 125142 small part WebSite101 can play in helping small business gain an edge in ecommerce. Our first press release was used by Entrepreneur Magazine,repparttar 125143 Sacramento Bee and Oracle Magazine and we can only hope for more of that kind of attention will follow withrepparttar 125144 latest announcement. Ted Koppel, what do you think? David Letterman, do you care to comment? Howard Stern, would ya like to weigh in on this one?

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And keep your fingers crossed for us that no movie stars get arrested for soliciting prostitution or some such nonsense. Maybe Martha Stewart'll say something nice about WebSite101. Oprah, would you like to add my ebook to your recommended reading list?

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10 Ways To Springboard Some New Sales!

Written by Larry Dotson

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6. Give visitors a free entry into your contest or sweepstakes. The prizes should be something of interest or value to your visitors. Most people who enter will continually revisit your web site to getrepparttar results.

7. Let visitors download free software. It could be freeware, shareware, demos etc. You could even turn part of your site into a free software directory. If you createdrepparttar 125136 software, include your ad inside and let other people give it away.

8. Offer free online services or utilities from your web site. They could be search engine submitting, copy writing proofreading etc. The service or utility should be helpful to your target audience.

9. Give free consulting to people who visit your web site. You could offer your knowledge via e-mail or by telephone. People will consider this a huge value because consulting fees can be very expensive.

10. Give your visitors a free membership to your online club. People want to belong to something, why not your online club. You could also give away a free e-zine for club members only.

Larry Dotson is the co-author of "The Hypnotic Writer's Swipe File" a collection of hypnotic words and phrases that sell. You can visit his web site at:

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