My Magic Article DoublerWritten by Elaine Currie
Promotion of your website will take up largest part of your business budget when you have an online marketing business. There are many ways of advertising your business online. Indeed, you will be overwhelmed by number of companies to be found on Internet which offer to help you with your advertising needs. Some of these advertising companies charge fairly low rates but I always think free is even better.
Writing and publishing articles is one of easiest and best ways to get free publicity for your online marketing business. It's very simple: you write articles which you post on your website and also submit same articles to article directories for publishing.
When you write an article and submit it for publishing, you will have a "resource box" appended to article. This resource box is a piece of text, usually limited to about 5 lines, which will contain brief details about you or some aspect of your business plus a link back to your website. After an article is accepted by article directories, it will be available to anyone with an interest in subject matter. Your article will be read by individuals looking for information on a particular subject and, with any luck, by Ezine publishers who will publish your article in their ezines which will be circulated to their subscribers. In a very short time, your one little article will be responsible for a growing number of links back to your website which will enhance Internet visibility of your online marketing business.
The viral way in which an article spreads itself rapidly over Internet is truly astonishing and another amazing feature of article publishing is that you will continue to benefit from links to articles long after you have written them and submitted them to article directories. Months after you have written, submitted and forgotten about an article, you will be surprised to receive an email asking your permission to use article in a publication. It's a bit like getting royalties for writing a song; do work once and get paid over and over again.
A Home Based Business Can Be A Real Roller Coaster RideWritten by Kirk Bannerman
Starting a home business can put you on an emotional roller coaster that has you experiencing high highs and low lows. In addition to immediate luxuries of being your own boss, setting your own working hours, and avoiding a stressful commute, there are also significant things to consider on other side of ledger...starting and building a home business is not just an automatic trip to promised land.
The need for self discipline is very important...since you donít have a boss and a place to report for work, it is now up to you to schedule your time and perform productive tasks on your own.
Set actual work hours. Decide what hours you are going to work each day and stick to it as much as possible. This is one of beautiful things about a home based business...you get to make this choice based upon your own personal situation for that particular day.
Make "to do" lists for each day. Then, as you complete items, check them off list. You can transfer anything you don't get done on a particular day to next days list and make some notation so that you can see that it is a carryover from previous day...however, remain constantly aware of procrastination trap which leads you to keep putting things off until tomorrow. Hopefully, this will help you to stay organized and on task and allow you to make some real progress in developing your home based business.
In early going, one of most difficult things about developing a new home based business is dealing with emotional roller coaster that can result from highs (successes) and lows (temporary setbacks) you are almost certain to experience. Once you have done research and decided on a particular home based business opportunity, you really need to focus on PERSISTENCE and realize that any real business will not just automatically become successful in days or weeks...you should be prepared to give it your best effort for at least 6 to 12 months in order to begin to build a solid income base.