What should a beginner do?!

Written by Chuck McCullough

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Earmark a certain percentage of income for additional advertising.

Spend a little time marketing your site -everyday-!

---Another option

The more I look at 'affiliate stores', such as Vstore ( http://www.vstore.com/ ),repparttar more I likerepparttar 131963 idea.

Using Vstore as an example: within a few minutes you can have a very professional looking website, with products to sell, and a way to make money.

This cuts down onrepparttar 131964 html learning curve, andrepparttar 131965 time necessary to find affiliate programs withrepparttar 131966 products that you want to sell.

They generaterepparttar 131967 website for you based on a number of templates, then you promote it, and if you make any sales you get a percentage of those sales.

The nice thing about this approach is that you get to skip ahead torepparttar 131968 marketing and promoting phase of your Internet presence.

And as you are learning how to bring people to your site you haverepparttar 131969 ability to make some money from them.

You still need to get your own domain name and have it point to your Vstore. This is necessary because:

Good domain names -really are- disappearing at a very rapid rate. A big reason for this is that there are entire companies out there that have a business model based on buying and reselling good names. They dedicate people to going throughrepparttar 131970 dictionary grabbing everything they possibly can.

Andrepparttar 131971 ridiculously over-inflated prices amaze me. If you visit Great Domains at http://www.greatdomains.com you will see what I mean.

There arerepparttar 131972 biggies like loans.com which sold for $3 million dollars. Well, it is a short name, easy to remember, and there is a ton of money to be made in Internet loans.

This I can somewhat understand. But what about those that have: myreallystupiddomainname.com and are trying to sell it for $150,000?!

That part I don't get. But either way,repparttar 131973 name that you want for your business will be gone if you don't get serious and grab it.

Besides, it used to be a $70 decision...not anymore. A newsletter that I follow recently mentioned http://www.000domains.com as having great service, and at a low price.

They register your domain, for as little as one year, up to 10 years, for only $13.50 a year!!!

If you can't afford $13.50 for your business...its time to get that lottery ticket again!

Anyway, if you can, go ahead and find an inexpensive website host,repparttar 131974 ones for $10 a month will do. Create your index.html and then have that page point to your Vstore.

Don't do any automatic redirecting, make it a decent page with your keywords, and a description of your store. A nice graphic will do, or you can even copyrepparttar 131975 look of your actual Vstore. Then put a 'Click Here to Enter' link that sends them to your Vstore.

This is very powerful for several reasons. You can control your keyword selection and experiment with different looks and content for your main page.

Many search engines penalize you, or won't even list your page if it automatically redirects to another site.

If you outgrow your Vstore relationship, or come up with a better idea and decide you want to change it, then you can just modify your index.html file and move on.

It is much better to be in control. And, you won't have to start your promotional efforts all over again, because your name will be out there all overrepparttar 131976 place already.

Plus, you now have a www.yourname.com address to point your friends and potential customers to.

Well, we've talked about a couple of options here. You can choose either one, just make sure you haverepparttar 131977 right mindset if you decide to throw up something onrepparttar 131978 free sites.

Don't base your success or failure on them...instead use them as a training ground to prepare you for when you are ready to create a -real- website.

Chuck McCullough is the owner of http://AffiliateMatch.com offering FREE articles, tips, hints, and real-world advice on how to make money with your website. Visit his site or join his FREE newsletter, The AffiliateMatch Informer by sending a blank email to mailto:newsletter@affiliatematch.com

Converting Web Site Visitors Into Subscribers

Written by Raymond Johnston Jr

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Many are still ignoringrepparttar productivity of pop-ups. This one simple act has increasedrepparttar 131961 percentage of visitors who becomes subscribers by over 20%. You may not like pop-ups yourself butrepparttar 131962 fact is, used with taste, they work.

There is a new program by Wes Blaylock that is quite effective at generating new sign ups. It involvesrepparttar 131963 use of an exit pop-up as well. I would suggest using it on one of your other website pages. Use it on your second most visited page.

This pop-up will offer your visitorrepparttar 131964 opportunity to sign-up to some ofrepparttar 131965 top newsletters or ezines onrepparttar 131966 net. For each time this pop-up is seen by a visitor on your site,repparttar 131967 opportunity to sign up to your site will appear on four other sites. This program has proved to be quite successful. You can check it out here.


This is a twist on another method that can be quite effective. Work out a joint venture with another publisher. Whenrepparttar 131968 visitor exits your site, he will receive a pop-up with an offer to joinrepparttar 131969 other person's publication. Likewise, when a visitor leaves your joint venture partner's site,repparttar 131970 opportunity to join your publication will be offered.

Do not be shy about asking your visitor to sign up to your publication. Be direct. Tell him how you can help make his life easier. Tell himrepparttar 131971 benefits that your newsletter or ezine can provide.

If he is leaving your website without signing up, give him another chance. This time offer him something free. This can be an ebook or something else that you choose. Try to make an offer that your visitor cannot refuse.

When it comes to getting sign-ups, be persistent. Give your visitor numerous chances to sign up. Make it simple and make it beneficial torepparttar 131972 visitor.

Raymond Johnston Jr is the publisher of Money For Hire Ezine. Find the latest marketing trends, newest traffic programs and get free marketing courses. Subscribe by sending an email to mailto:moneyforhire@rapidreply.net You need product resell rights to be successful online. I'm almost giving them away. http://www.networkabc.com

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