Money Making Tips

Written by Richard Low

I know you've seenrepparttar advertisements. They are everywhere that you look: newsgroups, email signatures, web site articles, press releases and even in your own inbox (inrepparttar 117873 form of spam). It can be especially overwhelming to a newbie (someone new torepparttar 117874 internet). You know what I mean - money making opportunities.

Sometimes they seem so enticing, so wonderful, so obvious that it just appears that someone had indeed stumbled onrepparttar 117875 perfect money making scheme. And, better yet, they are good-hearted enough to want to share it with anyone, forrepparttar 117876 small price of $19.95 (per month), $295 or even $3.95. What nice people.

Of course, if you think about it for even a minute,repparttar 117877 first question that comes to mind is: ifrepparttar 117878 secret is so great, then why aren't they rich and living on some tropical island yet? Why do they have to try and sell this thing to us onrepparttar 117879 internet?

Okay, so you want to make some money onrepparttar 117880 internet. What'srepparttar 117881 secret?

To be honest, selling onrepparttar 117882 internet is more-or-lessrepparttar 117883 same as selling anywhere else. You have to follow these basic steps:

- Find or create a product or service which you think may be of value to others.

- Figure out how to sell that product. In other words, determine your market and how to best reachrepparttar 117884 people withinrepparttar 117885 market who make purchasing decisions.

- Implementrepparttar 117886 method that you choose to sellrepparttar 117887 product or service. Usingrepparttar 117888 internet, this could be a store front, a web site, an ezine or perhaps just lots of advertisements.

- Promote your product or service.

- Keep statistics to determine if you are actually sellingrepparttar 117889 product or service. You also need to know if it is costing you more to sell it than you make (yes, income must exceed expenses - that's why most ofrepparttar 117890 dot coms have been failing recently: they forgot this basic lesson).

- If you are making a profit (income exceeds all expenses), then figure out how to better sell your product. However, don't change anything that is causing you to make money. In other words, if it is working, leave it alone.

- If you are not making a profit (expenses exceed income), then figure out why and take corrective action. Immediately and without hesitation.

Also remember some basic rules (which many ofrepparttar 117891 dot coms forgot or never knew inrepparttar 117892 first place).

The Customer isrepparttar 117893 boss. This isrepparttar 117894 most basic datum of all. Any company that has poor customer service or loses sight of this basic fact will, inrepparttar 117895 short or long term, fail. For example, if your customer wants a refund, then give it to him, no questions asked, with a smile. If you find you are refunding too much money, then check outrepparttar 117896 quality of your products or services.

Understanding Key Terms

Written by Todd W. Winslow

Whether you're operating your own online business, wanting to start one, running affiliate programs, or wanting to advertise in e-zines - or sell advertising in your own e-zine or on your web site, it's important to know and understandrepparttar relevant terms used in e-business today.


You see this term everywhere, and often, it is misunderstood and misused. Each hit to a web site doesn't necessarily represent one visitor. Generally, hits refer to not onlyrepparttar 117872 web page itself, but all files requested, including all graphics. Therefore, if a page has 25 graphics, each visitor to that page represents 26 hits - one hit forrepparttar 117873 page and 25 forrepparttar 117874 graphics. As you can see, hits can be very misleading when representing web site traffic.

Page View - Also known as Impressions:

Asrepparttar 117875 term indicates, this refers torepparttar 117876 number of times each page on your site is viewed by a visitor. If your site has 20 pages, and a visitor goes to all pages, that visitor generated 20 page views. Keep in mind, every time that same visitor returns to your site, they will again generate more page views, regardless ofrepparttar 117877 time between visits. Please note that some affiliate programs userepparttar 117878 term page views or impressions synonymously with unique visitors.

Unique Visitors:

This, by far, isrepparttar 117879 best and most reliable measure of traffic. A unique visitor is one visitor to a web site, regardless of how many pages he or she visits or how many pages or files/graphicsrepparttar 117880 site contains. Unique visitors are counted only once for a specific period of time - depending upon howrepparttar 117881 site statistics are configured. Generally, a visitor is only counted once in a thirty day period, no matter how many times they may have returned during that time. Keep in mind, this time period varies wildly inrepparttar 117882 industry, so when talking about unique visitors, make sure you know how long it takes for a visitor to be counted again.

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