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 what’s 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 ( 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 you’re waiting for, directly to your desktop.

INDEED: HELPING YOUR FIND THE RIGHT JOB ( 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 ( 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 ( 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.

5 Common Mistakes Every Online Business Owner Should Avoid

Written by Peter Dobler

Copyright 2005 Peter Dobler

Starting an online business is probably one ofrepparttar simplest things to do. You makerepparttar 147416 decision that you want to make some money onrepparttar 147417 internet. You join a few free affiliate programs, maybe a couple of free mlm programs and if you’re really into it, you get your own domain name and web site.

So far your business expenses are peanuts and you can close shop anytime without any regrets. You don’t have a vested interest in your business due torepparttar 147418 lack of a financial commitment. That’s how about 80% ofrepparttar 147419 so called “online business owners” operate. No concept, no plan and no future.

Then there’s another group of “online business owners” who are all fired up about their new Endeavour and nothing can stop them. They do everything they’ve been told by whom ever they listen to and they also spend a considerably amount of money to get their business going. There’s really nothing wrong with this other than that they are too eager and too motivated to get their business offrepparttar 147420 ground. Unfortunately most of them will quite after a few months. Unfortunately this is mostly due to avoidable mistakes.

The third and smallest group arerepparttar 147421 folks who actually made it. Well, let me define “made it” for a moment. I call a business a success if you can make a profit after you paid allrepparttar 147422 expenses and I mean allrepparttar 147423 expenses. Now you can argue if it is worthwhile to put in so much work for not much in return. This is a call that every one of you has to make on your own.

I purposely left outrepparttar 147424 group withrepparttar 147425 guys who are making more money a day than most of us make in a year. First, it is completely unrealistic to assume that you actually will achieverepparttar 147426 same results asrepparttar 147427 “big ones” withrepparttar 147428 limited resources you have. Second, these guys may have started as a one man show, but today they are a corporation with many employees like every other company doing big business onrepparttar 147429 internet.

Back torepparttar 147430 3 groups I mentioned before. Group #1,repparttar 147431 no concept, no plan, no future group, is not even worth mentioning. They are just a waste of time. Group #3,repparttar 147432 guys who ‘made it’, is out o reach atrepparttar 147433 moment. The fact that you’re reading this article puts you intorepparttar 147434 group #2 category. You’re eager to build your business and you’re determined to make it happen. I hope by pointing outrepparttar 147435 pitfalls you will actually avoidrepparttar 147436 mistakes I made and it will bring you a step closer to your ultimate goal. Be your own boss.

Here’s a list of common mistakes every startup online business should avoid.

1. Not Having a Plan

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