One of the 'Golden Rules' of Internet marketing....

Written by Richard Grady

Copyright 2005 Richard Grady

In my opinion, one ofrepparttar 'Golden Rules' of Internet marketing has to berepparttar 144810 following:

'Once you have uploaded a website, you should leave it online forever - even if it is only making you a couple of dollars a month.'

As long as you are coveringrepparttar 144811 hosting and domain registration fees each year (maximum of a couple of dollars a month), then why takerepparttar 144812 site offline? Admittedly ifrepparttar 144813 site is causing you hours of work every week and still only making you a couple of dollars income each month, then yes, remove it. But ifrepparttar 144814 site involves you in no work (for example if it sells an eBook or you generate Adsense income etc from it, then why remove it?)

The point is that whilstrepparttar 144815 site in question may only be generating a small amount today, you never know what might happen tomorrow…..

This principle has been illustrated to me in a pretty big way duringrepparttar 144816 past week and this isrepparttar 144817 sole reason that it is fresh in my mind and I want to sharerepparttar 144818 experience with you so that you don't makerepparttar 144819 mistake that I very nearly made.

I have a site which I built about three years ago. It was a bit of an experiment and not connected to my main income-earning sites in any way. The site covered a topic that was pretty competitive online - an industry for which top search engine rankings were exceptionally hard to get. As I say, it was an experiment and I didn't really expectrepparttar 144820 site to make me much money - which was a good thing as it meant that I wasn't too disappointed when it didn't! :-)

After a few months of receiving no traffic,repparttar 144821 site was eventually picked up by a couple ofrepparttar 144822 major search engines and it started to receive a handful of visitors each day. I guess on a very good day I would get 45 referrals. Needless to say,repparttar 144823 site wasn't making a fortune in income but something is always better than nothing.

Anyway atrepparttar 144824 beginning of this year I undertook a review of all of my websites and maderepparttar 144825 decision to ditch a few ofrepparttar 144826 under-performing sites. This is where I nearly made a big mistake by deleting my little site but for whatever reason,repparttar 144827 site in question managed to survive my 'cull'. It was a close call but inrepparttar 144828 end I decided that even thoughrepparttar 144829 site was only making $20 or $30 a month, it wasn't involving me in any work so it would be stupid to turn it off just forrepparttar 144830 sake of it.

Sorepparttar 144831 site remained online and up until last week, it continued to tick over as it has done forrepparttar 144832 past three years, earning a minimal income every month fromrepparttar 144833 few visitors that manage to find it.

How to Start an eBay Business

Written by John Evans

Withrepparttar phenomenal success of online auction website eBay, there is no surprise when it is revealed a record number of individuals are floodingrepparttar 144708 popular website with upstart businesses. The ease of use and huge client base allows anyone interested in becoming an entrepreneur to start their own eBay business. Anyone who has ever wanted to become an entrepreneur and work for themselves has an excellent opportunity to do so onrepparttar 144709 World Wide Web. Instead of having phenomenally high start-up costs, you can develop a highly functional business for an extremely minimal cost. If you are wondering how to start an eBay business, look no further thanrepparttar 144710 online auction’s website to help you with detailed step-by-step instructions for starting your own ebay auction business.

Regardless what you choose to sell on eBay, there is a buyer out there! It may be strange someone would want your 1970s harvest gold canister set, but fear not—there is an individual somewhere inrepparttar 144711 world who has been earnestly seeking your retro chic item forrepparttar 144712 perfect addition to their kitchen. If you have a particular passion or hobby, think of translating it into a business. Maybe you hand-knit cool caps or create jamming jewelry. Unique and one of a kind creations are quite popular with eBay buyers who are seeking that perfect item for themselves or a loved one. Undoubtedlyrepparttar 144713 most popular genre of items on eBay is antiques. If your passion is collecting items from days gone by, consider turning it into a viable income by developing an eBay business. Instead of renting a space in an antique mall or renting a tradition brick and mortar storefront, you can save money by settling your business on eBay. Additionally, you can work around your responsibilities and life in general to create a specialized schedule that fits into your lifestyle using your home as a base. You will save a great deal of money by working from home as opposed to a traditional job when you factor inrepparttar 144714 commuting costs, including gas and car maintenance, costs for your business wardrobe, and other daily items, including childcare and food expenses.

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