Written by Terri Seymour

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*Provide Free Services Such as Free Classifieds on Your Site or in Your Ezine. This is a great way for beginners or people on a tight budget to get in some advertising.

*Put a Message Board on Your Site or Start an Email Discussion List. This gives people a way to actually "talk" to other people who have been in their shoes and have learned by experience. You can share your knowledge and experience and help others inrepparttar process.

*Do Ad Swaps with Other Publishers (even if they do not have as many subscribers) I have had only one publisher turn me down for a swap because I did not have enough subscribers. I do not believe in this. Besides helping outrepparttar 131995 new publisher, you could possibly gain more subs than from a bigger ezine.

When doing business onrepparttar 131996 net, you must not forget that there are people onrepparttar 131997 other end of your screen and you cannot lose that person to person contact that we need to succeed. And not only are you helping others in their business, but you are building a reputation for you and your business! So in closing, I would like to thank all publishers and webmasters who provide some or all of these services. There are many of us who are very grateful

Terri Seymour owns and operates is a website, ezine and service which provides the resources, tools, guidance and more to help you start, publish and promote your own ezine. You can contact Terri at Subscribe at or visit for lots more info.

Trust & Credibility: Vital Components to the Success of a Website

Written by Micah Cranman

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6 - Provide visitors with plenty of contact information.

Many online businesses are fly-by-night companies who are here today and gone tomorrow. People are especially scared of getting cheated by one of these companies or people. So, in order to assuage their fears, make your contact information readily available for viewing at all times. You should ALWAYS include your phone number, address, and e-mail addresses in an easily accessible section of your website.

7 - Let people get to know who you are.

A perfect way to go about doing this is to have an "About Us" page that gives a bit of background on allrepparttar members of your company or business. This is effective becauserepparttar 131994 Internet is a very impersonal medium. Adding information about who you are often warms people up to your offer because they feel like they're dealing with a real person instead of a computer screen. When people feel like they "know you," they trust you as well.

8 - Takerepparttar 131995 "honest" approach from time to time.

It's somewhat difficult to convey to you exactly what you should do to accomplish this. Butrepparttar 131996 concept is pretty don' t always have to try to "sell" your visitor on your product or service. Try being honest and up-front with your visitors and potential customers. For a good example what I'm talking about, just visit my site. ( You'll see that in places, I'm very blunt about what we're trying to accomplish and how we can help you. By trying to avoid "hyping"repparttar 131997 visitor, I often gain their trust.

9 - Write articles for other websites and newsletters related to your field of expertise.

When someone reads your informative and enlightening article on a topic they need help with, they immediately regard you as an expert, and they feel as though they can trust you. When you've engendered their trust, and they are already interested inrepparttar 131998 type of product or service you offer, it's VERY easy to make a sale. All you have to do is get them to your website!

10 - Make your site look like it was made by a pro!

If you visited a run-down, nasty store with dusty shelves and cluttered items, you'd never buy one thing from them, even if their prices were incredible and their product quite good. If your website is "virtually" run-down,repparttar 131999 same thing's going to happen - no one will buy from you. You've got to look good to sell well, because people *do* judge a book by its cover, and they'll your website by its "cover." So get your site designed by a pro or invest some time learning how to make it look good by yourself. If you don't, you'll never reaprepparttar 132000 full potential ofrepparttar 132001 Internet.

Hopefully, these suggestions will help you on your way to becoming an online success (or more of one if you already are). Good luck!

Micah Cranman is the owner of Sybren Design, located at -- a small business web design and development firm. You may contact Micah by visiting or

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