Easy Ways to Make Your Website and Advertising Sell

Written by Keegan Michaels

I'm sure you remember those tedious lessons in high school about how to outline and organize an essay. Most of us just wanted to writerepparttar stupid essay and get it over with, to hell with organization. Unsurprisingly,repparttar 125084 end product was usually incoherent and unfocused.

Unfortunately for those of you who hated planning essays,repparttar 125085 process of designing a website or ad is quite similar. You have to do some careful planning beforehand, or else you will end up with utter chaos.

Organization isrepparttar 125086 mainstay of effective design, so if you think you are going to jump headlong into designing an ad or website and end up with a masterpiece, I'm sorry to disappoint you--it's not going to happen.

There are solid, unbending rules when it comes to good design. Here are some tips to help you structurerepparttar 125087 design of your own website or advertisement:

1. Know what point you are trying to make: This isrepparttar 125088 most important thing your website or ad will portray. It isrepparttar 125089 thing you want to stick in people's heads. It isrepparttar 125090 defining point of your design.

Try to sum up your main point in a few brief words, or a sentence, at most. Remember that good design is like a great work of art-- it is expressive and able to relate in some way to almost everyone. Once you decide whatrepparttar 125091 focus of your site is, you have a headline and a design concept.

"Use Tell-A-Friend To Increase Online Sales"

Written by Polly Hummingbird

One ofrepparttar most successful ways of marketing in offline businesses is word-of-mouth advertising. Customers tell their friends about a business and up gorepparttar 125083 sales. There are no direct costs involved.

How do you dorepparttar 125084 same thing online? By using tell-a-friend.

Tell-a-friend buttons and messages are becoming popular on websites all overrepparttar 125085 Internet. One day it could become one ofrepparttar 125086 best methods of free online marketing.

Tell-a-friend is especially successful for relaying information to genuine target markets. In other words, when someone logs onto a website they may not be interested inrepparttar 125087 offer, but they may know someone who would be.

Friends can be personal, business, or online contacts.

You can place a tell-a-friend button somewhere on your website. When a visitor clicks on this button a small form pops up. The visitor entersrepparttar 125088 name and email address of their friend as well as a short note. When they sendrepparttar 125089 message a link to your website is sent with it.

The best part of tell-a-friend is that it is private and voluntary. The only informationrepparttar 125090 friend should receive is what is promised inrepparttar 125091 tell-a-friend message.

If your site sells online products or services, tell-a-friend might be especially beneficial to your e-business.

How does it work?

As an example, someone logs onto a site that is selling an ebook of "Seafood Recipes". They know someone who loves this type of cuisine. They click onrepparttar 125092 tell-a-friend button and send their friend a little note aboutrepparttar 125093 website andrepparttar 125094 ebook. The friend receives it by email and then clicks onrepparttar 125095 link to visitrepparttar 125096 site. Inrepparttar 125097 end, an online sale might result from this recommendation.

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