Reselling - Money On The Side

Written by Anthony Vita


Copyright 2005 Anthony Vita

The other night I had dinner with a friend who mentioned knowing quite a few people needing websites for their local businesses. Despite being a software engineer, my friend is not a web designer nor does he know enough about servers to actually host (store) websites. Onrepparttar other hand, he suspected there was a way to translate contacts into some money onrepparttar 147418 side. That's when I told him about reselling. Reselling is basicallyrepparttar 147419 business of selling web space that is already established by a web space provider (known as a host). A host sells you their space and, in turn, you sell it to your client. This arrangement is like buying at wholesale and selling at retail prices. It's also like subletting an apartment for more than your own rent. In terms of websites,repparttar 147420 ideal reseller scenario is one where you buy web space at a low enough rate so you can sell it to your client at your own price and make a profit. More specifically, if you purchase a web hosting plan for $5 per month and sell it to your client for $15 per month, you are making a 200% profit instantly each month. Who wouldn't like spending $5 in order to make $10 profit? Ten such arrangements bring in around $100 per month or $1,200 per year. Sounds like easy money onrepparttar 147421 side. But what exactly is required of a reseller? This article isn't meant to provide quick ways to simply make money off your friends and business contacts. It's a legitimate way to provide them with something they need for a fair price. While you need to have a basic knowledge of what a host does, you won't have all ofrepparttar 147422 answers, not a first. This is whererepparttar 147423 experience and professionalism of your host comes into play. For instance, if your client has questions about setting up an email account, you need to respond in a timely manner withrepparttar 147424 answer. If you donít knowrepparttar 147425 answer to a support issue raised by a client, this is where you host can assist you. I have seenrepparttar 147426 roles of resellers vary depending onrepparttar 147427 host. One host may have direct contact with your clients and answer all their questions. This could be dangerous for you (the reseller) as one day your clients may wind up a direct client ofrepparttar 147428 host and leave you out ofrepparttar 147429 arrangement completely. More commonly,repparttar 147430 web host has no dealings with your clients at all. The host bills and supports you (the reseller) and, in turn, you bill and support your clients. If your clients have a problem you can either handle it directly with them or, if you're not sure ofrepparttar 147431 solution, you can askrepparttar 147432 host who will take care of it for you. Once you have been reselling for a while you will likely notice two things. First, you will find that clients askrepparttar 147433 most questions early on. Once your clients have been setup and their site is running smoothly, you probably wonít hear from them much. Secondly, after you field some ofrepparttar 147434 more common support questions from clients and see how your host handles them, you will soon be resolving many issues on your own.

The RSS Promise for Internet Users

Written by Rok Hrastnik


Copyright 2005 Rok Hrastnik

The RSS promise for end-users is simple:

--> a unified one-stop-shop to consume online content, without having to visit dozens of sites every day to see whatís new and without having their online subscriptions interfere with their personal and business e-mail communications;

--> complete control over their content consumption, including a quick, easy and reliable mechanism to unsubscribe from content they do not wish to receive;

-->repparttar ability to receive breaking news as it becomes available, without having to wait for a monthly, weekly or daily recap sent to their e-mail addresses;

-->repparttar 147417 certainty of actually receivingrepparttar 147418 content they want, withoutrepparttar 147419 fear of it being stopped by spam filters onrepparttar 147420 way;

-->repparttar 147421 ability to receive rich-media content directly to their desktops, including audio and video content;

-->repparttar 147422 promise of providingrepparttar 147423 tools to make their lives easier, including receiving critical content updates as soon as they become available.

These points are not simple enhancements, but important advancements that can fundamentally change how internet content is consumed. Furthermore, these points themselves prove why marketers need to start implementing RSS now!

To bringrepparttar 147424 point home, let us inspect some ofrepparttar 147425 content services already powered by RSS.

LIBRARY ELF: MAKING THE LIBRARY EXPERIENCE EASIER (http://libraryelf.com/) Library Elf helps you keep track of your library accounts in one place and received reminders, such as what library material is due, overdue and ready for pickup. Library Elf usesrepparttar 147426 power of RSS to help you forget about your library accounts and instead be directly notified ofrepparttar 147427 changes youíre waiting for, directly to your desktop.

INDEED: HELPING YOUR FIND THE RIGHT JOB (http://www.indeed.com/) Indeed.com provides its visitors with job seeking results from hundreds of sites and then makesrepparttar 147428 search results accessible via RSS feeds. Users can subscribe to individual search results, pertaining directly to their search keywords to be notified immediately new jobs are available.

FLICKR: SHARING YOUR LIFE IN PICTURE (http://www.flickr.com/) Flickr isrepparttar 147429 most popular photography management and sharing service onrepparttar 147430 web, enabling end-users to upload their photos and then make them available to their friends, associates and family through a wide assortment of content delivery channels, including RSS. By subscribing to individual Flickr feeds from their users, everyone can have direct access torepparttar 147431 latest life experiences from their friends.

RSSCALENDAR: SHARING YOUR EVENTS (http://www.rsscalendar.com/) rssCalendar.com allows individuals and companies to share their personal or group calendars withrepparttar 147432 rest ofrepparttar 147433 world, letting everyone that matters know of where and what they are doing next, delivering this information via individual RSS feeds.

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