Anyone Can Sell Online; *Anyone*!

Written by Steve Nash

The Internet is an amazing medium for communication, and entertainment. It can help save you time and money, and provide a lot of fun too! S-l-o-w-l-y, big businesses are starting to fully realiserepparttar potential ofrepparttar 127572 Internet.

But it is small businesses, and individuals who are truly exploitingrepparttar 127573 Internet phenomenon. It is this group - people with small budgets and forced to research and fully utiliserepparttar 127574 best high- value low-cost opportunities - that leadrepparttar 127575 way.

And whilst it isn't easy, it *is possible* for anyone to sell online.

When I say anyone, I have to qualify it a little. I mean:

* Anyone who owns... anything! * Anyone who knows something that others don't * Anyone who has a passion, and is willing to share that passion with others * Anyone who is willing to work hard, and continue to learn

'Anyones' can be educated or un-educated, skilled or un-skilled, employed or self-employed (or unemployed). You can be a house-wife (house-husband) or any kind of business professional you can think of (even a salesman!). You can be... anyone, as long as you have access torepparttar 127576 wonderful world ofrepparttar 127577 web.

And you don't need a website OR a product OR knowledge of HTML (but all can help)!


------------ Three types of 'anyone' ------------

I shall split these 'anyones' into 3 distinct groups. Everyone belongs to at least one of these groups, but you may well find ways to sell online in each of them.

1) Anyone with NO WEBSITE and NO PRODUCT

2) Anyone with a WEBSITE but NO PRODUCT

3) Anyone with a WEBSITE and PRODUCT

------------ 1) Anyone with NO WEBSITE and NO PRODUCT ------------

It sounds good, doesn't it - selling online, with no website and no product! And, even better, you get to clear out your loft (attic), cellar (basement) or cupboard (closet) whilst you're at it! (And it's NOT network marketing, so don't worry!)

I'm not talking about car-boot (or garage) sales either, but you're almost there!

"Sell - and buy - via online auctions!"

After all, we all own things that we no longer want; items that others are willing to buy from us! Online auctions allow you to sell (and buy) those items online.

"Build your own Net auction business."

Ever heard of Ebay? It's an online auction site - one of *the* MOST VISITED sites onrepparttar 127578 Net - brim full with people eager to sell (and buy) goods online! If you know what you're doing on Ebay (or any auction site) you can quite easily turn your passion into a very lucrative, even life-enhancing, business!

As with all things Internet, there are many how-to Auction guides available. One such guide is Sydney Johnstone's excellent "Make Your Net Auction Sell!" Based on her own experiences, it shows how she actually *makes a living* using online auctions and details dozends and dozens of ways you too can sell (or sell more) online!

There are SO MANY good things about selling via online auctions, but I particularly likerepparttar 127579 low-risks involved. I likerepparttar 127580 fact that:

- Your customers are *already looking for your items*, especially onrepparttar 127581 big auction sites like Ebay or Amazon;

- You can sell (almost) anything and it suits anyone (not just stamp-collectors!); - You can do market research, at no expense to yourself! - You can simply use an auction site to promote your website or affiliate program

Quite simply, online auctions providerepparttar 127582 ultimate low-risk, low- startup-cost business. And Sydney Johnstone's book explains all, together with a clear guide to using (and selling via) online auctions. Powerful stuff!

Recommended resources:

* The wonderful world of Ebay

* Make Your Net Auctions Sell, by Sydney Johnstone

------------ 2) Anyone with a WEBSITE but NO PRODUCT ------------ (a) Are you sure you have no product?

What about your knowledge? They say that there's a book in everyone, and that includes you! You probably know something that other people would pay to know. It can be right under your nose too. You just need to know how to find it! (And then you need to know how to create and publish it, and how to market and sell it!...) The thing is, all this how-to information is available NOW, online!

If you think this opportunity might suit you - and think about it for a moment, before you dismiss it! - then I really suggest you seizerepparttar 127583 moment. Visitrepparttar 127584 recommended resources below, or any other sites you're aware of! But do something!

And if you think you're not a writer, YOU CAN LEARN! Creating and selling your very own, proprietary product isrepparttar 127585 small business person's best chance to succeed onrepparttar 127586 Net.

Recommended resources:

* LEARN HOW to sell your knowledge (find 'the infoproduct within')

* LEARN HOW to make your words sell (discoverrepparttar 127587 power of words)

(b) OK, OK there's no book inside you (yet!)

Well, ever heard of Amazon? They sell books, right (and CDs and DVDs...)! They were also responsible forrepparttar 127588 first ever associate program onrepparttar 127589 Net. Their associate (affiliate) program allows sites to sell Amazon books simply by providing a link to Amazon. Amazon tracksrepparttar 127590 link, and pays a commission of between 5 and 15% ifrepparttar 127591 click results in a sale. In effect, Amazon invented affiliate marketing!

Social Engineering

Written by Richard Lowe

Social Engineering isrepparttar attempt to gain access to sensitive data (such as password, usernames and credit card numbers) by gaining trust. This method of gaining access to a system is very popular among hackers. It is often surprisingly easy and even more often successful. THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND MOST USED METHOD OF GAINING ENTRY TO ACCOUNTS!

Here's how it works. You might receive a phone call from a representative of your computer company claiming there is a problem which requires immediate attention. He may offer to come right over and fix it (or, in a variation, he might send you a disk inrepparttar 127571 mail). Of course, while he is there, he reboots your system with a "diagnostic" floppy inserted intorepparttar 127572 drive. Whenrepparttar 127573 "tests" are done you will be relieved to find out from him that nothing is wrong with your system. Naturally, you were just infected with a Trojan house which gives this stranger complete access to your system and all of your data files.

A more common social engineering scheme (especially on America Online) is to send out an email which says there is a problem with your account. Would you please send your username and password by return email so it can be fixed? Or perhaps you are asked to visit a web site, which naturally requires you to log in with your username and password. You might be asked to call a phone number, whererepparttar 127574 very official sounding person onrepparttar 127575 other end will just want to verify that your account is yours by getting your credit card data.

An example of a standard social engineering attack is shown below.

From: Security@yourISP.Com To: taylorwayne@yourISP.Com Subject: Account Compromised

We have detected a major security breach to several accounts on our network. While we do not believe that your account was among those compromised by hackers, we recommend that you check your account data immediately.

To verify your account, just visitrepparttar 127576 following URL:


Login to your account and check your data. Make special note ofrepparttar 127577 last login data and time. If anything appears to be incorrect, please send an email to security usingrepparttar 127578 link atrepparttar 127579 bottom ofrepparttar 127580 page.

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