Let Your Visitors Build Your Website

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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Let Your Visitors Build Your Website

By Stephen Bucaro

Building and maintaining a website is a lot of work, especially if you are a one-person operation. Along withrepparttar 117254 technical design and maintenance ofrepparttar 117255 website, you have to manage content, advertising, and promotion.

The most important component of your website isrepparttar 117256 content. Content gets your website listed inrepparttar 117257 search engines. Search engines bring traffic to your website. Without traffic, you can't generate revenue. But creating and posting content is difficult and time consuming work. Wouldn't it be nice if you could get your website's visitors to postrepparttar 117258 content for you? You can!

What type of content can your visitors post?

- Articles - Classified ads - Ebooks - Forum messages - Photographs - Poetry - Recipes - Reviews

I'm sure you can think of many more possibilities.

The ultimate visitor built website is an auction site. But an auction site requires expensive and complex software and advanced administration. You might prefer one ofrepparttar 117259 lower maintenance options.

The idea is, you let your visitors providerepparttar 117260 content while you focus on tasks more directly related to generating revenue, like advertising and promotion.

There are two ways to let your visitors post content.

- Submit for your approval - Direct posting to your website

The second option requiresrepparttar 117261 visitor to setup an account before posting. Then, if that user posts blatant advertising or inappropriate material, you can deleterepparttar 117262 material and cancel that users account. Websites that allow direct posting are constantly under attack by abusers who post blatant advertising. You might findrepparttar 117263 first option, reviewing each submission and posting yourself, to be less work inrepparttar 117264 long run.

Virtual Professionals - 2003 Snap Shot

Written by Eileen 'Turtle' Parzek

Virtual professionals are a relatively new phenomena inrepparttar workforce, and all indications are that it could potentially becomerepparttar 117251 norm inrepparttar 117252 21st century. The information age presented technology that allows people to work for anyone, anywhere, assumingrepparttar 117253 right infrastructure is in place. Although some of us were working virtually prior torepparttar 117254 turn ofrepparttar 117255 century, a full eighty percent did not begin working that way until 1999. This wave corresponds withrepparttar 117256 availability of computer technology and affordable, high speed Internet access. Nearly everyone interviewed wasrepparttar 117257 owner or co-owner of their own business, and nearly seventy percent of these virtual professionals became entrepreneurs simultaneously with becoming virtual professionals.

So, who are these virtual professionals? The majority of people working virtually were inrepparttar 117258 36 to 45 year old range, withrepparttar 117259 twenties close behind making nearly eighty percent between 25 and 45 years old. Althoughrepparttar 117260 survey was conducted across a broad range of business related forums, a number of respondents said they were virtual assistants (VAs), a relatively new industry in its own right. Building onrepparttar 117261 concept of secretaries and administrative assistants inrepparttar 117262 traditional workforce, VAs perform business services and administrative tasks for other professionals. Virtual professionals were also consultants, web designers, programmers, graphic artists and writers. The trades which typically are creative, intellectual and autonomous lend themselves to virtual professions. It will be interesting to see inrepparttar 117263 future whetherrepparttar 117264 number of other professions enteringrepparttar 117265 virtual world grows to meetrepparttar 117266 vast number of virtual assistants prepared to help them!

Scott Allen, a multi-preneur and About.com Entrepreneurs Guide, managed distributed teams for an enterprise software company prior to setting out on his own. Suzette Flemming, Flemming Business Services, transitioned into her 100% virtual business from part time telecommuting as a teacher and office manager. Most virtual assistants worked in offices, as secretaries and assistants, and already hadrepparttar 117267 right skills to be able to deliver services before pullingrepparttar 117268 plug and going to work virtually. Indeed, most virtual professionals had a career which in some way prepared them for this way of life and work - even Blaine Hilton, a computer consultant, said his brief stint as a carpet cleaner providedrepparttar 117269 motivation for wanting to be self employed!

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