"The Virtual Garden"

Written by Bob Osgoodby

When planting a garden, or doing a bit of landscaping, there are many factors which must considered. Size of plants, colors, hardiness, and need for sunlight and water, all come into play. If any mistakes are made alongrepparttar way,repparttar 125103 garden will not flourish.

There are many parallels between starting a business and planting a garden. In fact, being in an online business is like planting a virtual garden. If any ofrepparttar 125104 steps are overlooked, like a poorly designed garden,repparttar 125105 business will not do well.

There are basically three things that those in an online business must do.

First - you must pick your program carefully. If you get involved withrepparttar 125106 wrong one, you will not reaprepparttar 125107 desired harvest. Just because a program has been around a long time, does not necessarily mean you will achieve success. Some ofrepparttar 125108 affiliate programs onrepparttar 125109 web are overplayed and tired. You should also avoidrepparttar 125110 programs that make money mainly by garnering new recruits. At some pointrepparttar 125111 new recruits will slow down andrepparttar 125112 program will gorepparttar 125113 way of most Ponzi or pyramid schemes.

Secondly, after planting, you have to care for your plants. Advertising is like sunlight, water and fertilizer for your business. A one time or sporadic ad will not get customers.

Exposure, Exposure, Exposure getsrepparttar 125114 customers. It is a common maxim in advertising that it takes 5 to 7 exposures to an ad to get someone to react. Your copy must also be geared toward your target market. It must be well written, makes an offer that gets someone's attention, and allows immediate feedback. If you are consistent in your advertising, experiment with your copy until you start getting responses. If your add doesn't pull, change it - couldn't be simpler.

Let's stick with exposure for a minute. It takes a dedicated person to place their free classified ads on an ongoing basis. Miss a week here and there and you are committing a big mistake. You are not being consistent.

Amplifying Your 'Start Page' Traffic

Written by Dale Sexton

'Start page' programs arerepparttar easiest way to get traffic to your website. Did you know you can amplify that traffic as much as four times withrepparttar 125102 same mouse clicks?

Amplifying your 'start page' traffic is crucial if your website gets few hits. Make a 'funnel page' and funnel traffic to your website.

Start with a doorway page, optimized forrepparttar 125103 search engines. It is not just a doorway page, because it will soon do more. It's going to funnel traffic to your website.

It needs a header inrepparttar 125104 visible top section ofrepparttar 125105 browser so as to be seen as soon asrepparttar 125106 page comes up. Try to userepparttar 125107 HTML H1 tag in this header. Like any ad, be gripping, catchrepparttar 125108 attention ofrepparttar 125109 viewer.

Keeprepparttar 125110 body of your ad to about that 200 words. Link your 'funnel page' torepparttar 125111 page your advertising. Ifrepparttar 125112 content is good enough to gainrepparttar 125113 attention of viewers, submit it torepparttar 125114 search engines as well.

Your objective is to getrepparttar 125115 most hits out of your 'funnel page'. We will make additions to our page that will differentiate it from a doorway page.

Banners are declining in effectiveness, but a finely tuned creation can still get great success. Use different banner exchanges for best results, and no more than 4 banners on your 'funnel page'.

The more banners you use,repparttar 125116 better your results will be, butrepparttar 125117 harder it is to make your page aesthetically correct. Play with arrangements to make it work for you.

Point your banners torepparttar 125118 page your advertising, likelyrepparttar 125119 same page your 'funnel page' points to. Try to use banners that will let you open up another window, so not to lose your visitor to another site.

http://www.bcentral.com/services/bn/ http://www.v3exchange.com/ http://www.bannerexpose.com http://BannersGoMLM.com/cgi-bin/ref/index.cgi?dist=dsextonj

Using MLM banners gives more amplification to your advertising. If you can find and use them instead ofrepparttar 125120 run ofrepparttar 125121 mill banners, do so.

We will further amplify hits from our 'funnel page' with 'pop under' ads. These are preferred over 'pop up' ads as they are not as intrusive. Pointrepparttar 125122 'pop under' ad torepparttar 125123 page you wish to advertise. Using an MLM 'pop under' gives more leverage than other 'pop unders'. Remember, this is about amplifying and focusing.

Cont'd on page 2 ==>
ImproveHomeLife.com © 2005
Terms of Use