What You Need to do Business Online

Written by Dave Summits

Are you ready to do business online? There are many things that you need to make sure you have, to ensure flexibility and security for your online store. In this article, we will outlinerepparttar basics of bringing your business online.

Shopping Cart Software There are several different solutions that you should consider for your shopping cart software that we will go over here. First off, you can open a Yahoo Store. This is a good solution for people without much technical knowledge, and doesn't take too much to set up. However, you need a lot of flexibility, you should probably consider another solution. My personal favorite is osCommerce. This is an open source (so its free!) shopping cart solution with a big, very active community to help you out alongrepparttar 137293 way. Your host will need to have PHP and MySQL for osCommerce to function. It is very simple to run an unmodified version of osCommerce. You just download it, upload it to your server, and runrepparttar 137294 web-based install, or if you have Fantastico, you can automatically install it from there. There is a web-based administration backend allowing you to add products to your store and edit configuration settings. There are many contributions that you can install to customize your store, but minimal knowledge of PHP is needed. I think that osCommerce is a great solution for many people. Another popular shopping cart is Miva Merchant Pro. Unlike osCommerce, this one isn't free, but there are hosts who can license it to you at a monthly rate. This can be a very costly solution, but they do have many very happy users ofrepparttar 137295 program. There is a clean GUI (graphical user interface) and a nice administrative backend. Both osCommerce and Miva Merchant Pro require you to find a web host, but with Yahoo Stores you are hosted directly by Yahoo.

3 POWERFUL Ways To Profit From Your BLOG... Starting TODAY!

Written by Cory Threlfall

Copyright 2005 The IWE, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Cyberspace has a NEW marketing tool, even though they've been around for quite some time, yet, ONLY recently have been recognized as a Powerful communication tool for Internet marketers.

If you've been followingrepparttar latest Internet marketing trends like I have, then you've definitely heard of them.

What's this new marketing tool I'm taking about that every Serious marketer should have in place?

BLOGS! ...(A.K.A. Web-Log).

Now, just for those of you who aren't quite sure what a BLOG is, here's a quick definition:

A BLOG(A.K.A. Web-Log) is basically a journal that is available onrepparttar 137211 web. The activity of updating(usually on a daily to weekly basis) a blog is called "Blogging" and someone who keeps a Blog is a "Blogger".

There you have it, quick and torepparttar 137212 point.

If you want to read up more about "Blogs", here's a link to an article I wrote earlier that goes more in depth. http://www.internetwondersezine.com/blogsexplained.htm

Okay. Forrepparttar 137213 rest of this article I want to focus on how ONE can $$Profit$$ from having there own Blog.

I'm going to list three ways that I think arerepparttar 137214 Best and most Powerful ways to getrepparttar 137215 most out of your Blog.

So, with that said, let's go to Profit Tactic #1.

Profit Tactic #1. Writing "Articles".

Writing "Articles" are a very Powerful way to profit from your Blog.

There are many reasons why "Articles" are valuable to your Blog, but, forrepparttar 137216 purpose of this article I'm going to give yourepparttar 137217 most important part, and that's your "Resource Box" atrepparttar 137218 end of your article.

Your "Resource Box" is like a classified ad and holds critical information about You, your websites and what you have to offer them after they've read your article.

The links within your "Resource Box" could lead to your own Product or Service you have to offer, or they could lead to a Affiliate Product related torepparttar 137219 content of your article.

This is a great way to give them something of "Value", which isrepparttar 137220 information withinrepparttar 137221 article, and a great way to get them to take action by way of getting them to click on one ofrepparttar 137222 links within your "Resource Box".

That's "Profit Tactic #1".

Profit Tactic #2. Writing "Product Reviews".

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