Postcards--A Quick Way to More Sales

Written by Al Hanzal

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4. Postcards are versatile and flexible

Your yellow page ad can be a great ad. But you have one time a year to make changes. If you make a mistake, you pay for itrepparttar whole year. Postcards are much more flexible. If one doesn’t work, you can do another.

You can use postcards for many purposes. To get a boost in sales, you can use postcards to make special offers to your customers. You can use postcards to keep in contact with your current customers so competitors don’t steal them away. You can use postcards as a lead generator for new prospects. You can use postcards in conjunction with other forms of marketing in a follow up process.

5. Postcards get attention

The biggest challenge you have with marketing today is getting people’s attention. With over 3000 advertising impressions hitting each of us every day, you need something that gets people’s attention.

Unlike a letter, there is no envelope to open. No time consuming effort. You pick up a postcard and turn it over. You can read it in a matter of seconds.

That’s exactly what other people do. Unlike many letters that immediately end up inrepparttar 148585 circular file, postcards get read. People are curious and they know it will only take a few seconds to readrepparttar 148586 postcard. Study your own behavior next time you get a postcard inrepparttar 148587 mail. Ask yourself, would you like customers and prospects to giverepparttar 148588 same attention to your postcards?


I hope this article has given you enough reasons to look again at postcard marketing as a powerful tool in your efforts to make more profits. Don’t letrepparttar 148589 simplicity of postcard marketing fool you. Many companies have used postcards as their only means of marketing to build very successful businesses. Take another look at how postcards can be used effectively in your business.

This article has providedrepparttar 148590 benefits of using postcard marketing. If you would like Free step by step information on how to create your own postcard, email me withrepparttar 148591 subject “Postcard Marketing.” I will send you a Free Report.

Copyright Al Hanzal, 2005. All Rights Reserved

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Using Back Links to get Top Search Engine Ranking

Written by Richard Moore

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5. Join a link co-op. Co-ops such asrepparttar one found at are an amazing source of valuable back links and free advertisement. What is a co op network? A Co op network is a network of site owners/webmasters that offer ad space torepparttar 148401 network. In return,repparttar 148402 ads they define are displayed acrossrepparttar 148403 entire network. The best part of ad networks such asrepparttar 148404 one found at digital point, is, they are free. Having your site in a co-op can literally mean thousands of back links for your site.

6. Buying ezine ads is a paid method of advertising, but it works, because it isrepparttar 148405 most targeted of these approaches. Write a concise ad for your business, and link to either a lead-capture page or directly to your autoresponder. Then, begin contacting ezines to place your ad. (Do a search for “ezine directories,” and you will find enough lists to keep you busy.) When you contact an ezine, look for rates for both classified ads and solo ads. The advantage to a solo ad is that your ad goes out by itself in a separate email, but they can be more expensive. Because these ads are targeted (you should NOT advertise in an unrelated ezine), you will definitely see traffic, but you will need to track your results to see which ezines bring yourepparttar 148406 most and best traffic.

7. Ad Swaps can be an exellent source of advertising. Start by writing some killer copy (to coin a phrase...there are many free articles and ebooks writen onrepparttar 148407 subject). Simply use your favorite search engine and type to write ad copy. I googled this as I am wriying this and it showed 12,400,000 results. WOW! Once you have your ad written, search out Ezines that are inrepparttar 148408 same catagory as your business or service. Again use your favorite web search. Build yourself a list of ezines and then email them asking if they except ad swaps. Include your ad in your corrospondance withrepparttar 148409 ezines so they can see what you are offering. Another place to check for ezines is to type in Ezine directories in your seach engine. Look up ezines in your catagory of business or service. Most listings will tell you if they except ad swaps andrepparttar 148410 peramiters ofrepparttar 148411 ad such as how many lines and how many characters per line. Don't forget to ad your website url in your ad.

If you want to have a successful site, whether-it-be a hobby or for business, you have to understand how search engines work. Part of that understanding, is knowing about link development. Maybe inrepparttar 148412 early 90’srepparttar 148413 idea of “if you build it they will come” might have been true. But inrepparttar 148414 year 2005repparttar 148415 internet is a far more competitive and complex place. To be successful today, you have to work at it. Without a quality source of back linksrepparttar 148416 search engines will all but ignore your site.

Richard D. Moore is the President and Founder of IncomeNow! Marketing Masters. With 12 years of online business experience, we offer Free support to every subscriber to IncomeNow! A No Hype, No Bull, Honest and Real source to help you start or grow your business and/or Ezine

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