Cashing in on CyberspaceWritten by Val K
When we use Internet (or rather, Web), we click away at these addresses knowing we will be taken to their respective domains. In yahoo.com, we can read news or check emails. In mit.edu, we can get latest development in science and education. At britishcouncil.org, we can follow latest development in world of British arts and literature. All these, and many more, are examples of websites.
And what is a website? Without groping for definitions, a website is simply a virtual office in cyberspace—a graphical interface where your customers (visitors or guests) can meet “you” without “you” being physically present.
Websites have been known to serve thousands if not millions of people. Like Yahoo. Like MSN. The world has shrunk (thanks to Internet) into a small digital community. And in this community we have about four hundred million people (last count 2003) and still growing. And what do you think will be figure for this year, or say, ten ears from now? Well, your guess is as good as mine.
Now cyberspace is a goldmine. Because every race and creed can be found here. Replete with all our human foibles. And also an opportunity fort capitalist to make money. (Who isn’t?)
Yes, Net is new frontier for business people of today. Because they can cash in on a lot of “money making” opportunities which abound (just like graffiti which abounds there as well.) For as you read this, one smart aleck is dreaming up funny things like how to kiss online and how to date “hot” women. Or how to do your homework or even how to write your PhD dissertations. Dissertations? Yes you heard right—dissertations. And firms into this business of academic services, or should I say ghost writing, are not without customers.
How To Choose A Good Online MLM Or Network Marketing Program?Written by EvelynLim
You've heard many horror stories about MLM /network marketing programs. But what you are really hearing about are stories relating to illegal programs or pyramid schemes. Basically, pyramid schemes have no real, viable and worthy product. Obviously, you do not want to participate in such schemes. You want to be associated with a high quality product that you will readily endorse.
Why participate in a MLM or network marketing company then? The lure of joining a MLM has great appeal: It allows you to work part-time, gives you an opportunity to build residual income and you become a small business owner. MLMs have created many millionaires. Those who are successful testify that it is a result of hard work, continuous prospecting, motivating and training others.
The concept of MLM is simple. Instead of paying huge advertising sales and marketing costs to promote their products, MLM companies convert their loyal customers into a huge sales force. They rely on word-of-mouth to do marketing. The commission from savings on employing sales staff, advertisement and promotions is paid to you instead. It is a win-win situation for both company and MLMer.
If you decide to join one, please note that many MLMs require an initial investment. Before making such an investment, here are 10 tips on how to choose a good MLM program to promote:
1. Choose a program that you like or have some interest in. The best way to know if this is a program you wish to promote is whether you are interested in purchasing product for your own use. If so, chances will be that there will be others who will be interested in same program.
2. Look for a program that is of high quality. For instance, choose one that is associated with a top expert or many experts in particular industry.
3. Participate in ones that offer real, viable products.