"Making Money, Not Excuses"

Written by Mike Beriault


Making Money in 2002! So You Want to Make Some Money This Year?

Webmasters and small business owners who are lured online byrepparttar tremendous profit potential are often overwhelmed byrepparttar 131932 enormous amount of information they have to sift through, especially if they are trying to maintain their web site as well as market it and provide some customer service!

Arghh!!!!!

======================== How Do You Eat An Elephant? ========================

One bite at a time!

That is how you have to manage your online business as well!

Whether you are lucky enough to only be responsible for a single task, or if you wear allrepparttar 131933 hats you need to set clear cut goals and attack them one at a time.

It is easy to become swamped these days, it is hard to focus when you are up to your knees in crocodiles!

===================== Stop What You Are Doing! =====================

You may berepparttar 131934 most organized person, orrepparttar 131935 most self motivated (or not) but if you don't have something concrete to keep you going eventuallyrepparttar 131936 ship will flounder!

Take a moment to sit down and evaluate your business objectively.

1. Look at your expenses.

Decide what is absolutely necessary, Millions of dollars are wasted unnecessarily every year in expensive domain registrars, inflated hosting costs, useless software and ineffective marketing.

Help Your Customers Buy More Ė Make Them Feel Safe

Written by Butch Pujol


You have permission to publish this article free of charge either electronically or in print, as long asrepparttar bylines are included. A courtesy copy of your publication would be appreciated.

One ofrepparttar 131930 biggest fears of online consumers is that they will be taken advantage of. After all, they donít know you and they donít know if you run a reputable business. Hesitance to buy is a natural feeling. But, if you want to increase sales at your Web site try providing a little consumer protection information.

Internet scams are onrepparttar 131931 rise. Unfortunately, there are a lot of uneducated consumers that get scammed who donít even know that there is consumer protection information available or where to find it. These scams drastically hurt every upstanding online businessperson. How? Think about it. Each time a first time Internet consumer gets taken advantage of they are finished buying anything online. That means, because ofrepparttar 131932 scam artists Ė you and I lose out, too!

The only way to stoprepparttar 131933 scams and protect our customers and ourselves is to get actively involved. You and I must help makerepparttar 131934 Internet a safer place to do business. By doing so you will increase your own consumer confidence and increase your sales.

How do we do this? One simple step can startrepparttar 131935 ball rolling. As an ethical, online business owner, you can helprepparttar 131936 consumer get educated on how to buy safely online, how to look at a Web site and tell if it is legit or a scam, and how to report unethical sites in order to put them out of business. In addition, you can providerepparttar 131937 consumer withrepparttar 131938 information he/she needs to recover losses if they find themselves being taken advantage of.

Sound like a lot of extra work for you? Not really. If you donít think you would have room on your site to post such information, simply place a link to a consumer advocacy site where your visitors can easily find it.

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