"The Virtual Garden"

Written by Bob Osgoodby


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Consistency means that you advertise in different places, and on a regular basis. Let's face it - any advertising program must use multiple ways to reach their audience. Search out publications that are geared toward your target market, and contract with them on a "long term" basis. Many offer discounts for ongoing ads. When someone sees your ad in different places, they start to pay attention. Enough exposure and they just may contact you for further information.

Which brings us torepparttar third step in your program. If you don't use an auto-responder, you are simply not serious in your advertising efforts. The auto-response presentsrepparttar 125103 details to them about your offer. They not only get your response within minutes, but you get their E-mail address for follow-up purposes. You can get auto-responders from a number of places, but perhapsrepparttar 125104 simplest is usingrepparttar 125105 Eudora email client. If someone sends an email to a specific address, or with a specific subject line, it can automatically file it in a follow up folder and send a canned response.

I got a check yesterday from a person I never even talked with. She visited our web site and requested additional information, which was sent by our auto-responder. What a great way to do business.

The final step isrepparttar 125106 actual harvest, and you must haverepparttar 125107 proper tools. You must have a way to immediately closerepparttar 125108 deal and forrepparttar 125109 prospectrepparttar 125110 make payment. You can use a number of resources including your own merchant account, online checks or a service such as PayPal.

Advertising onrepparttar 125111 Internet has no magic. Unless it is done properly, howeverrepparttar 125112 world will NOT beat a path to your door. You must userepparttar 125113 same techniques and procedures that you would use in any offline advertising campaign.

Those that do will have a successful business, and likerepparttar 125114 Virtual Garden reap a profitable harvest.



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Amplifying Your 'Start Page' Traffic

Written by Dale Sexton


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Some 'start page' programs don't like 'pop up' ads. Pay attention to this when setting up your 'start page' programs.

Like a funnel, your website isrepparttar focusing end, and your 'funnel page', banners, and 'pop under' ads funneling to your website. Every time someone uses their 'start page' program and your 'funnel page' is seen, your banners and 'pop under' are seen elsewhere and shown, amplifying your hits.

Other tools that work well with your 'funnel page' are text ad exchanges and rotators.

Text Ad Exchanges act like banners, but are link exchanges instead. Likerepparttar 125102 banner ad, funnel it to your website.

http://www.mlmads.com/index.cfm?id=dsextonj http://site.linkbuddies.com/lb extex.php http://www.linbo.com/refer.cgi?id=1393 http://www.exchangeomatic.com/refer.cgi?id=967">

I haven't found a use for a rotator, but you may, and I don't want to leave this option out. If you use a rotator, you will add your 'funnel page' torepparttar 125103 rotation, and have your 'start page' programs point to your rotator.

Your rotator will rotate your 'funnel page' with any other page you need seen... like another 'funnel page'!?! hmmm... I may have a use for that rotator.

http://www.ebizrotator.com/goto/DS3003.htm

When your done with your 'funnel page' you'll want to spend time with your 'start page' programs clicking through websites and advertising your 'funnel page'.

http://www.startblaze.com/cgi-bin/intro.cgi?57064 http://nomorehits.com/cgi-bin/redir.cgi?user=dsextonj http://www.clicksilo.com/referrals/info.asp?Agent=dsextonj http://www.viralvisitors.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?flag=8962 http://www.hitpulse.com/cgi-bin/start/newuser.cgi?referer=dsextonj

Look at what you see with new eyes. There are always ways to squeezerepparttar 125104 most out of free advertising. It's a matter of having an open mind and being creative.

Dale Sexton owns & operates 'PageCrafters.net', & publishes 'Small Business Tools magazine'. Both focus on tools & tips for small business. mailto:pagecrafters@pagecrafters.net Sign up for 'SBT magazine' at: http://pagecrafters.net/newsletter.html Need a 'Start Page' tool? Check out PageToolę http://pagecrafters.net/pagetool.html


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