How to Get Loads of Free StuffWritten by Nicole Seekely
There's nothing that'll make your day more than getting something for free. These days there's a large variety of ways to get free stuff. Freebies can range from free e-mail addresses to free t-shirts to free food. If you're having freebie blues, here's a list of ways to find your freebie- of-the-day.
COUPONS I'm always anxious to get Sunday morning newspaper so I can look through Sunday coupons. Occasionally you will find a coupon that's good for a free item - no strings attached. Usually, it's buy one, get one free. In addition, I like to look out for those $1 or $2 off coupons. If it's double riple coupon week at your local grocery store, those coupons get you so much money off that item ends up being free.
REBATES Rebates these days are actually more common on internet. Cyberrebate.com used to be most popular rebate site, but it recently went out of business. There are other 100% rebates out there! Just go to a search engine and type in "100% rebate". All you have to do is buy item, then send in rebate. You'll get your money back!
**Wondering how company can afford to do this? They over-price item. Then they wait for some lazy bums to forget to send in rebate. Cha-ching! They've just made a lot of money because someone forgot to ask for their money back. But pricing shouldn't matter, just as long as YOU send in YOUR rebate!
GROCERY STORES Most (if not all) grocery stores have free food samples on display. The store I go to always has cupcakes out for free. Yummy! So when you're cruising down aisles, look out for those free apple juice or cookie samples.
How to Become a Dot Com Millionaire (Part 2)Written by Jim Barrington
The news is full of bright young things earning instant fortunes from Internet. Virtual businesses are not just domain of young. In second of this 2-part article, James Barrington of Netsghtuk.com shows you how to join growing ranks of successful e-entrepreneurs and get wired for success.
Technology This stage is most expensive part of process. You will need programs to ensure your specific functions will work seamlessly and return results you require in way you expect. Because something has not been done before, does not mean it is not technically possible. As long as it is cost effective to write a program to fulfil need, then this can go toward providing some of your unique market positioning. The golden rule is to keep things as simple as possible for user to move around. The crucial point to note is, to achieve success, there must be a demand for your service in physical world and you need to demonstrate how you will make sustainable profits. Without this solid foundation, no amount of fancy technology will make your site successful or raise investment you require to make it happen.
Think Big Remembering your worldwide audience, it is wise to think as large as possible when designing a high growth Internet venture. Whilst you can cater for localised areas, it is vital that your programs are capable of serving a worldwide client base should need arise. In order to grow and expand, you will naturally require potential to enter new markets and attract new clients. Designing for a worldwide client base is infinitely cheaper than designing a small program and then redesigning entire website as business expands. Standardise your functions and administrative systems wherever possible. Think very big indeed and you will find yourself in running for success! The Internet is only limited by your own ambition, Raising Money Technology businesses are about risk and risk does not come cheap. A single program can cost upwards of £100k and hardware can cost an equal amount. The message here is that you should not risk what you cannot afford to lose. It is often better to own 25% of a venture generating huge profits than 100% of a venture that will fail due to lack of adequate working capital and finance.
The answer here is to attract attention of investors and expertise with a mixture of cash and share stock in your venture. Finance can be raised from Business Angels or specialist venture capital firms; however most will be looking for an equity stake and existence of a strong management team. If idea of being answerable to someone else scares you, then sell working model, programs and strategies to highest bidder and exit with cash.