Learning the Lessons of the Pray-to-Succeed Strategy

Written by Copyright 2003, John Calder

Far too many people start an online business and end up using a pray-to-succeed business strategy.

If my description seems mean, it is not meant to be so. Rather, it is intended to get your attention and put you first onrepparttar road to realization and then onrepparttar 117285 road to real success.

In this article, I will show you examples of pray-to-succeed businesses. Then I will show you what lessons can be learned fromrepparttar 117286 examples.



Inrepparttar 117287 header and footer of this page,repparttar 117288 website author nearly screams his message "Get your own FREE DOMAIN NAME and WEB HOSTING !!!"


Ifrepparttar 117289 owner of this website is offering a free domain name and web hosting, then why is he failing to utilize his own offerings?

Why is this webmaster hosting his site on Geocities.com, taking advantage ofrepparttar 117290 Geocities free web hosting services?

It would have been much more powerful forrepparttar 117291 page to be hosted on a website with its own domain name!

Perhaps this webmaster will eventually earn his 100 points with repparttar 117292 supplier ofrepparttar 117293 free domain name and web hosting, and then repparttar 117294 webmaster will be able to partake ofrepparttar 117295 free offering.


Asrepparttar 117296 first lesson pointed out,repparttar 117297 free domain name and free web hosting were not really free. Grantedrepparttar 117298 offer would not have costrepparttar 117299 webmaster any of his money. But, in order to partake ofrepparttar 117300 "free" offer,repparttar 117301 webmaster had to dig up another twenty people who were willing to acceptrepparttar 117302 same "free" or-not-so-free offer.

If there is a cost to obtain a free item, thenrepparttar 117303 item is not really "free."


How much money is "too much money" to invest in your own success?

In today's world, you can honestly find places to register your domain name and host your website for less than $10 per month. Remember that ten dollars per month is less than 35 cents per day.

Registering a domain name for one year can be done for only $10 per year at: http://10-domains.com/

Hosting a domain can be accomplished for only $9 per month at: http://www.Double-Eagles.com

Ten dollars per month might seem like a lot of money when you are on a budget, but it is a small price to pay to give your online business credibility.


Here is a site that looks really good.


Of course, noterepparttar 117304 Geocities address. Despiterepparttar 117305 fact thatrepparttar 117306 content on this site is good,repparttar 117307 design is really attractive, andrepparttar 117308 pages have remained updated regularly for two years, there are still lessons to be learned from this site.

Take a Bite of the Doggie Treats Industry

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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Take a Bite ofrepparttar 117286 Doggie Treats Industry

By Stephen Bucaro

According to a poll byrepparttar 117287 American Pet Association, over 13 million dog owners consider their dog to be their best friend. Over 28 million dog owners purchase Christmas gifts for their dogs. Almost 5 million celebrate their dog's birthday by giving them a special treat. I bet most dog owners give their dogs a treat every day!

Dog owners own a total of 61,542,900 million dogs. Many of those pet owners are looking for nutritious treats for their pets. They want treats made from fresh organic ingredients without preservatives or hard-to-digest fillers. The Pet Food Institute says sales of organic pet foods was $29.4 million last year. That's a lot of doggie treats!

You could make yourself a lot of money by taking just a small bite of that $29.4 million doggie treats industry. And if that doesn't get you drooling, there are about twice as many cats that can eatrepparttar 117288 same treats. The healthy pet treats industry is growing at a rate of 13.8 percent annually. Chicken Doggie Treats

1 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon soft margarine 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/3 cup cornmeal

Blendrepparttar 117289 chicken, chicken broth and margarine. Then addrepparttar 117290 flour and cornmeal. Knead and roll dough to 1/4 inch. Cut into one-inch pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 18 biscuits.

A nice thing aboutrepparttar 117291 pet food business is that you are not subject torepparttar 117292 same health department inspections that you get with human food. However, you still need to maintain a clean working environment and provide a fresh product if you want your company to develop a good reputation.

You need to be aware that certain food items are toxic to pets - for example: apple seeds; apricot pits; avocados; coffee; tea; chocolate; most nuts; mushrooms; onions; potatoes; rhubarb leaves; salt; and yeast dough.

Remember, even thoughrepparttar 117293 pet consumesrepparttar 117294 treats, it isrepparttar 117295 pet's owner that you have to please. Experiment with your recipes and makerepparttar 117296 shape ofrepparttar 117297 product fun forrepparttar 117298 pet to chew on. A happy pet eagerly devouring your treats will pleaserepparttar 117299 pet's owner.

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