Are You Viral?

Written by Denise Hall

Are You Viral?

By Denise Hall (C) 2003

No, I'm not asking if you have a cold. Or if you're spreading a computer virus.

I'm talking about your business. Do you have hundreds of visitors to your website everyday? Are you making lots of sales? Can you afford to quit your day job?

Ifrepparttar answer to these questions is "no" maybe you need to revamp your business plan.

A fellow ezine publisher recently asked me how I get new subscribers to my newsletter.

The key is to PROMOTE, PROMOTE, PROMOTE! And when you're done, PROMOTE some more! I can't stress that enough.

You don't have to be an ezine publisher to use these resources. They pertain to running any internet business. Everyone needs to get VIRAL!

What exactly does that mean?

It means spreadingrepparttar 117339 word about your business every possible way and everywhere you can. It means making your name and your website known torepparttar 117340 world! There are many ways to do this.

Advertising in ezines gets good results because they have targeted audiences. Subscribers are readingrepparttar 117341 information provided so they can learn. They're also looking for quality money-making opportunities, good advertising resources and tools to help them with their businesses.

There are many directories available to find quality newsletters and ezines. This is just a small sampling:

Banner exchanges are a good way to advertise, too. We all see banners displayed at just about every website we visit. If a banner catches our attention we click on it, don't we? Getrepparttar 117342 point?

A banner exchange means your banner is displayed on other websites in exchange for displaying their banner on your website. It's a free service.

Here are a few sites that offer banner exchanges:

This website is just FREE banners for you. No exchange is necessary. Check it out here:

Many websites offer banner displays for a fee, also. If you don't have your own website you may want to buy some banner displays as an alternative since you can't display other people's banners.

Banners get attention, and you want attention! Here are some good sites to visit for paid banner ads:

Most duplicated websites come with banner URLs and information explaining how to use your banner for exchanges. However, if you don't have a banner for your business or newsletter, or if you'd just like to have a different one, you can make them here for free:

Can You Really Make Money Online?

Written by Denise Hall

Can You Really Make Money Online?

By Denise Hall (C) 2003

The internet is a vast world of information, products and services for everything imaginable. Canrepparttar average person truly become financially successful? How do you even begin?

First, find a service or product that interests YOU. If you believe in what you are doing it will be reflected in your business promotions. Never try to sell something that you wouldn't buy for yourself.

If you don't have a product of your own there are plenty available for you to purchase online with resale rights. Be careful here, though. There are plenty of scams available, too! Always do your homework and check out any program before making a purchase. When in doubt, use your instincts to guide you. If it seems like it's too good to be true, it probably is.

But doesn't it cost money to operate a business? That'srepparttar 117338 advantage ofrepparttar 117339 internet. It costs much less to run a home based business on your computer than it would to open up shop in a "real" store or office. It's also much more convenient because you can work around your other activities.

I recently surveyed many people who operate internet businesses and asked how much they've spent on their programs and advertising. Most have spent less than $50 to start their businesses and between $20 and $50 monthly for advertising. That's certainly very low cost! Some do everything for FREE!

After choosing your products or services, how on earth do you promote it? The internet has millions of websites. It's easy to get lost. Research isrepparttar 117340 key to answering this question. There are many places to advertise for free or very low cost. All you need to do is look aroundrepparttar 117341 internet.

Join safelists and newsgroups, such as Yahoo and MSN groups. They are completely free of charge and normally allow daily advertising. Keep in mind that you must join groups whose purpose is advertising business opportunities or products. Don't join a craft or cooking group and try to advertise your business. That's considered SPAM.

Subscribe to every ezine and newsletter you can find. Many offer free weekly ads to subscribers, as well as low cost paid ads. According to those who answered my survey,repparttar 117342 best results come from ezine advertising. Why? Because they have targeted audiences. This has also been my own experience. However, most of us also use safelists and/or newsgroups.

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