"Blood, Sweat and Tears!!"

Written by Jane Fulton

Blood, Sweat and Tears!! by jane

My first 'computer' was web tv. There are a lot of good features on web tv. That's why I still have web tv today. I learned a lot ofrepparttar web 'lingo' and played every FREE lotto I could find. I lovedrepparttar 117833 different games that I found onrepparttar 117834 internet to play. It was a whole new world. I did some research, collected jokes, recipes and information onrepparttar 117835 stock market.

One day, totally by accident, I subscribed to an ezine that was talking about making money onrepparttar 117836 internet I thought that was only for programmers! I started subscribing to more ezines that talked about internet marketing. I decided this was something I wanted to do, but I knew I needed more knowledge. I foundrepparttar 117837 website: http:/ hirdage.com . WOW! This site really opened up a lot of avenues for me. They offered FREE courses! I dug right in. I was thrilled when I finishedrepparttar 117838 first course, took a final exam and got a certificate (which I considered a diploma), that I could print out on my printer! I will never forgetrepparttar 117839 feeling of accomplishment and pride. I showed it to everyone that came to visit. They probably could care less, but it was a big deal to me. I still have that certificate today. It's framed and hanging on my office wall. After I had a few courses under my belt, I figured, 'I can do this!'. Boy, I really didn't know what I was in for.

I had some software that came with my computer, so I decided to get started building my first website. After a lot of attempts and failures, I finally got a web site built that I was proud of. It was exactlyrepparttar 117840 way I wanted it.

Ok, that was done. Now I needed a domain name. I got that done with no problem. Next I needed a host. I quickly found out that I didn't need just any host, but a host that could and would deal with a newbie. That was a tough one to solve. I went through about five different hosts before I ended up withrepparttar 117841 host I now have: http://linkopp.com I think sometimes he got impatient with me at first, but soon learned that he was dealing with a GENUINE newbie and I wasn't going to give up. He has proved to be very patient and helpful, which is what I needed.

My host was a very busy man, so he assigned me a sponsor. That way I could bug him. We communicated by email for a while, but he saw quickly that I needed more help than email could give. He asked me if I could call him. It just so happened that my daughter had given me a three hour phone card as a gift, so I said, 'sure, no problem.'. I was so excited! I couldn't hardly wait forrepparttar 117842 day and time we had set-up forrepparttar 117843 phone call....................

I was so excited!! The day had finally come! My site would be up onrepparttar 117844 internet! Imagine! My own site!

I called my sponsor, Gary McLeod http://www.mack49.com , and he worked with me to getrepparttar 117845 site uploaded. Since I had a three hour phone card, I wasn't worried aboutrepparttar 117846 cost. I thought to myself, 'Oh, we'll have time to get acquainted.'. Boy, was I wrong ! We tried, and we tried, and we tried, to no avail ! We would getrepparttar 117847 site uploaded and have two of everything ! That certainly wouldn't do ! After three hours, yes three hours,repparttar 117848 phone cut us off. I immediately called him back. He decided that it wasrepparttar 117849 software I was using. I sent himrepparttar 117850 html and sure enough, it wasn't right. Back torepparttar 117851 drawing board !

You talk about discouraged ! I was ready to pack up this computer and send it back to Gateway and go back to my 'safe' web tv.

Put Your Online Business on Autopilot!

Written by Steve McClain

Put Your Online Business on Autopilot!

By Steve McClain

Internet Marketing has many advantages vs. traditional offline marketing, minimizing cost is a "biggie". Butrepparttar ability automate and simplify your operations through autoresponders is just as heavenly.

I think most Internet Business Owners would agree; your most valuable resource is your time. Autoresponders free up your time handling tasks automatically so you can focus onrepparttar 117832 profit centers of your business.

A good autoresponder is like hiring a army of robots who take care ofrepparttar 117833 daily grind automatically. They work 24/7 which allows your business to function whether your there or not. You could be anywhere inrepparttar 117834 world and your business is making you money 24 hours a day 365 days a year. With a laptop and a place to plug in you will want to check how much money was deposited in your account and answer a few emails every day and that's about it. That's pretty much all that is required once you've set everything up on autopilot. Who wouldn't want a job like that?

When a prospect makes a request, your autoresponder instantly responds to that request. Your customers love it because their requests for information are instantly supplied. It's a win win proposition.

A good quality autoresponder will allow you to personalize your messages and provide automatic follow ups. Most marketing experts will agree that, forrepparttar 117835 most part, it will usually take between 5 to 7 follow up messages per sale. Once you've developed your messages and setrepparttar 117836 delivery intervals it's a cash machine on automatic pilot.

Your first message may instantly welcome and greet a visitor to your site. That message would be set at 00 for example. Two days later another message set at 02 is sent automatically perhaps inviting them back to your site for some additional information that may be of interest to them. Four days later another message coded 04 goes out automatically introducing them to one of your products, etc., etc..

A good autoresponder will also providerepparttar 117837 ability to trackrepparttar 117838 source of that customers contact so you will know where they came from. Helps you know your best performing forms on your web site, or ads, articles etc. And when ever your autoresponder is triggered you are instantly sent an email notification to further help you track your promotions and advertisements. Tracking tests ads will save you considerable time and money helping you focus your exposure only where you getrepparttar 117839 best response.

For example:

Make a list of your best ad sites that you intend to post an ad or classified ad.

Assign a number for each site onrepparttar 117840 list.

Then add a simple code to your email tag like: mailto:myname@myautoresponder.com?subject=A1

Of course you enter your actual autoresponder address and for each site change torepparttar 117841 assigned number afterrepparttar 117842 equal sign, ie. A2, A3, A4 etc., or what ever your code is. By coding your ads you will know exactly where your leads are coming from.

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