E-commerce is booming...will you be part of it?Written by Stephan L. Choi
What is e-commerce? We hear so many "e" words today; e-mail, e-book, e-trade and more. "E" stands for electronic. E-commerce is conducted over Internet, electronically. This might refer to business to business transaction, or purchases consumers make online. If you purchase goods from a website, you are participating in e-commerce. If you sell goods online, this is also e-commerce. E-commerce can also apply to services that are sold or exchanged online.
You may pay for goods and services online with a credit card, an electronic check or a previously established online account such as Paypal. These are sometimes called "cybercash" accounts. When using these cyber-accounts, money is transferred from your account to other without releasing or revealing any of your personal information such as credit card numbers and bank accounts.
This added security led a lot of people to feel more secure with e-commerce and "secured transactions". The Federal Electronic Signatures Act in 2000 set standards for contracts and forms that are signed electronically. The internet had created a whole new world in which new laws would have to be formed.
The new laws have diminished problem of online purchase and e-commerce. Retail sales were over 7 million dollars by end of 1990's. An advantage of e-commerce is that we can purchase things and receive them without going to store and fighting crowds. There is no need for even dressing up.
You Can Either Pay It Now, Or Pay Later When It Come To Promoting Your WebsiteWritten by Joan Roberts-Patterson
In past couple of years, it has become apparent that various methods of website promotion are growing, and competition on internet is heating up! Lots of people are focusing majority of their time to promoting their website. There is a lot of money and time spent analyzing how websites need to be optimized for search engines in order for promotion of websites to be effective.
What it means is that in order to run with pack, you need to keep up with latest things happening on internet. Keeping up means continuous education. And promoting yourself on internet is not a subject that we learn in school, nor is it a part of any college course I've ever seen.
So where do we learn how to market ourselves in most effective way? It's been my experience that you can "pay" for your education with time, or with money. There are two ways of looking at it. And it starts with this question. How fast do you want to make money? If you want to learn quickly you will want to do some research on internet, search for forums, and membership sites that are doing types of things you are interested in doing.