Web site strategy #2. "Stay with Me" concept

Written by Pavel Lenshin

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SEs, onrepparttar contrary torepparttar 117449 "buy or goodbye" concept web-sites, are also your allies in that e-business game. They will like you because you help them deliver what they are looking for – information. As a result you can save a lot of advertising funds, by creating keywords attractive web-pages and focusing on high SE rankings, therefore getting free traffic non-stop. Good SE placement and indexes-directories listing arerepparttar 117450 number one priority, and fortunately to you, this task will be accomplished indirectly and without much work from your side. How? Just by developing and delivering high-quality info, you will discover very soon that your web-site is ranked inrepparttar 117451 top 10.

The developing process comprisesrepparttar 117452 creation of quality content, writing and publishing your own as well as third party articles, offering info products like ebooks, video, audio or just text files, creating autoresponder courses, sending newsletters, ezines, setting up a discussion board, running online surveys, online interactive games etc. It seems like serious work, but $15.000 monthly is also serious money, isn't it?


1. A quick way to build yourself a reputation of expert inrepparttar 117453 field of activity given. 2. Vast possibilities to create a loyal online community. 3. More fundamental way to establishing online presence. 4. Steady and growing auditory equals to steady and growing monthly cash flow.


1. Relatively more time consuming and longer way to make "first money". 2. Will demand writing skills as well as certain level of knowledge and skills to be able to share it with others.

Get THE MOST of it.

With what has already been said,repparttar 117454 time seems to be ofrepparttar 117455 most value. To be efficient you should strive to save time, plan your work and increase productivity. It is very easy to be distracted when building content-rich web-sites. As it was told numerous times: "Internet is a huge distracter". I don't want to repeat over again but you should stick torepparttar 117456 plan and be focused.

In previous article I suggested to start publishing online newsletter, e-magazine or offering e-business courses – anything to create a steady number of visitors. With "stay with me" web-site concept it is not advisable, it is obligatory, sorepparttar 117457 most valuable advise here would be to automate as much business processes as possible.

You’ve got to have software to automate your web-site updates, software to keep all your content, subscribers’ databases etc. These 3-5 programs arerepparttar 117458 basis of running your effective business. The rest depends solely upon your desire to achieve success.

Pavel Lenshin is a full-time online marketer, who offers powerful information on how to efficiently develop Private Info Business. + Get Your FREE Website Optimization Report at: http://www.InfoAlchemist.com/optimum.html

Branding Your Business

Written by Elena Fawkner

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Now that you've written your mission statement, you can begin thinking about creating a brand that reinforces and supports your mission. So, getting back torepparttar fundamental questions of who you are, what you do and how you do it, you can now begin to think of your business in these terms. You're a webhosting provider, you host websites of small businesses and you do that by offering cost-effective webhosting solutions, guaranteed 99% uptime and 24/7 telephone technical support.

When you create your brand, you need to keeprepparttar 117448 who, what and how firmly in mind but also userepparttar 117449 brand to establish your relevance to your target market and build credibility with that market.

Let's turn now torepparttar 117450 nuts and bolts of creating your brand.

=> Describe What You Are Branding

List out your business's key features and characteristics, your competitive advantages and anything else that sets you apart from your competition.

Using our webhosting example, you'll focus primarily onrepparttar 117451 objectives from your mission statement namely, reliable, cost- effective webhosting solutions supported by 24/7 technical support.

=> Identify and Describe Your Target Market

Decide whether you want to targetrepparttar 117452 entire webhosting community or only a segment of it such as small business websites. Describe your market.

=> List Names that Suggestrepparttar 117453 Key Elements from Your Mission Statement

The key elements from your mission statement were reliability, cost-effectiveness and customer service. List names that are suggestive of these elements. Let's use Reliable Webhosting for our example. (I don't claim to be a creative genius.)

Don't limit yourself to real words, though. A coined name with no obvious meaning is a perfectly legitimate name provided it conveys something about your business. You will find coined names easier to trademark and secure domain names for too - a definite plus!

=> List Tag Lines that Reinforce Your Mission Statement

We'll use: "Outstanding reliability and technical support at a price your small business can afford". I know, I know. You can do much better, I'm sure.


=> Create a Logo for Your Brand

Your logo is NOT your brand but your logo should allow your brand to be instantly recognized by those familiar with it. To this extent, your logo helps create and reinforce brand awareness.

The logo you create should be able to be used consistently in a variety of different media. It should be suitable for corporate letterhead and business cards, as well as for your website and corporate signage (if any). You do NOT want a confusing mishmash of logos and banners and heaven knows what else. Everything you produce needs to userepparttar 117454 same, consistent style of logo so that, over time, your logo becomes synonymous with your brand. Instant recognition is what you're going for here, so don't dilute it by using several different logos for different purposes.

=> Consistent Usage of Company Name, Logo and Tag Line

Going back to our webhosting example, puttingrepparttar 117455 brand name and tagline together,repparttar 117456 physical manifestation of your brand will be:

RELIABLE WEBHOSTING Outstanding reliability and technical support at a price your small business can afford.

To establish brand awareness, this branding needs to be used consistently and frequently in everything your produce, whether that be letters to clients, business cards, brochures, quotations, invoices, advertising, promotion, on your website, onrepparttar 117457 front door of your principal place of business and on your products. And don't forget to be consistent in your use of color schemes. These can be powerful brand reinforcers.

=> Marketing and Promotion of Your Brand

Once you've created your brand, you need to market and promote it, in addition to your products and services. This is how you establish your credibility and relevance to your target market. You can hopefully see why your brand needs to be suggestive of your mission statement. If, atrepparttar 117458 same time as you're selling your products and services you also push your brand, your brand becomes synonymous with your products and services. And vice versa.

A properly descriptive brand and high brand awareness amongst your target market will allow you to more easily introduce a wider range of products and services when they're developed without having to start by again selling who you are, what you do and how you do it first. Your brand has already presold YOU. Your job then is to sell your products and services.


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