Year in Review: Top Ten Internet Businesses 2004

Written by John Evans

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Expedia,repparttar Washington-based travel company has revolutionizedrepparttar 144719 entire travel industry. Allowing individuals to serve as their own travel agents and search a database of airfares, rental cars, and hotel rooms, Expedia has allowed everyone to gain access torepparttar 144720 phenomenal travel deals that would previously be reserved for insiders.

Technology giant Microsoft launchedrepparttar 144721 Microsoft to serve a variety of needs for a consumer. Boasting email, news, chat software, and website hosting, MSN is one ofrepparttar 144722 most visited websites onrepparttar 144723 internet.

America Online has found a great deal of competition with companies like MSN and Yahoo! but is still one ofrepparttar 144724 most popular internet service providers out there. Boasting an entire network of satisfied customers, AOL goes beyondrepparttar 144725 service of other providers. Many individuals new torepparttar 144726 internet choose to use AOL due to its ease of use and availability all overrepparttar 144727 globe.

Netflix has become an increasingly popular option for many movie-renting customers. Instead of having to travel to your local movie store,repparttar 144728 movies are shipped directly to your home. You have an unlimited number of rentals and pay a nominal monthly fee forrepparttar 144729 service. By lowering its fees inrepparttar 144730 middle ofrepparttar 144731 year to compete with lower competitor prices, Netflix drastically increased its clientele.

Withrepparttar 144732 popularity of burning audio and video files to create your own CDs, many copyright issues have taken center court. Instead of illegally trading music for free using person to person programs; has a wide array of songs available for legal download for a nominal fee. Additionally, offers a variety of free and pay media players so individuals can play MP3s, CDs, DVDs, and any other type of media file directly on their computer.

The last internet company inrepparttar 144733 top ten is online retailer and technology giant Apple. Their website boasts an amazing number of customers each month, as it provides a forum to purchase Apple products along with different programs necessary for maintaining your Apple computer, iPod, or any other electronic product sold byrepparttar 144734 company.

John Evans runs, and has written the book Success Alert - Conversations with Successful Internet Entrepreneurs which has been widely acclaimed in a variety of media. If you want to hear about Top Ten Internet Businesses 2004 this book is a must-read!

Learning the Value of an e-Business Website

Written by John Evans

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e-commerce needs. Additionally, many thrifty shoppers are constantly seekingrepparttar best deals and values for their money. Depending on your goods or services, you may be able to appeal to a wide variety of individuals. A professionally designed and immaculate website is a perfect opportunity to put your best foot forward. Instead using your personality and people skills to meet and impress potential clients, your website will have to dorepparttar 144718 talking for you. A well-developed website free of non-working links, error messages, and images that will not pull up will promote a professional business that takes its job seriously. Additionally, you need to make sure your website is properly updated on regular basis. Continuing to update your website ensuresrepparttar 144719 information is not outdated and your customers or clients receiverepparttar 144720 most recent information possible. This is especially true if your information should change. You would not dream of passing out business cards with outdated information, so you should not maintain a website with old information. If you are unsure ofrepparttar 144721 specifics of how to update your website or do not haverepparttar 144722 time to do so, there are a great deal of web companies in existence that will take care of this task for you.

Inrepparttar 144723 end, your business website is well worthrepparttar 144724 time and money you have invested in it. Essentially serving asrepparttar 144725 face of your e-business, your website should portrayrepparttar 144726 main goals and objectives of your business. In addition to detailing your products or services, your website should represent your overall business. Enabling potential clients or customers to understand a bit about your business will allow them to feel more at ease, making them more likely to purchase you wares.

John Evans runs, and has written the book Success Alert - Conversations with Successful Internet Entrepreneurs which has been widely acclaimed in a variety of media. If you want to Learn the Value of an e-Business Website this book is a must-read!

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