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Home Based Business Requires Motivation

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Most people who are tying to make money online just go head first without to research the many rules and tips that are mandatory to know. You realize that to be in any profession, whether it be a teacher, laywer, doctor, cashier or even a janitor, you must be taught the proper steps and rules.

The same applies to the online marketing industry, even if there are some who try to make you think that that it is a piece of cake. And I’ll have to admit, it is a walk in the park compared to what you have to put up with in the working world punching a clock being a subordinate to someone who does not have your interests in mind, but there are still rules you have to follow and pitfalls you must avoid to actually make Internet marketing work for you.

Most people will not make a dime online and yet there are others who will make more in one month than most people make in a whole year. Why is that? What comes first? The Chicken or the Egg? Personally I vote for, well never mind, each argument you or I make comes back to the same old conclusion – I have no clue and I don’t think many of us do either. One thing I do know for sure is that to be successful in making money online, you have to be passionate about the niche or product you wish to become involved with.

Passion in this sense simply means that you’ve researched and like the company and products or services. It is then that you translate that like (or Passion) into the education, excitement and work that usually accompany Passion. I will have to say that many online entrepreneurs are so good at what they do that they ignore passion because they can sell anything.

But I’m concerned about those of you who are not so knowledgeable at working an online business successfully. Now, I’m not trying to make anyone believe that Passion is the only thing necessary. To be successful, you need a well designed, well functioning website, advertisement and marketing, etc. Those things are often learned from the company you join – but sidestep Passion and you reduce your chances for success dramatically. It therefore follows that, if you have no Passion for the company and the products and services provided by that company, again, you won’t attempt to do the work you are being taught.

Working on the Internet from home is normally not that difficult, but you must be motivated and have the drive to succeed. Internet Search Engines are excellent resources in searching for online opportunities in Internet Marketing and Business! The company you go with should have likability, relevance and you should have confidence in it. It should be solid, founded on great principles, and easy to understand with great products and services that are sell-able for which you can have Passion. If you don’t find it move on,

You can find a great opportunity as outlined above. Comments like, well, that one sounds good and the compensation plan is excellent so I guess I’ll start that business – does not sound like a decision based on anything near Passion.

Don’t be fooled by those Internet geniuses (you know, the ones who can sell anything) into thinking that you can be just like them, even if it is possible. It takes time and practice just like anything else. Indeed, it is your personal goal to get to where you also are able to sell almost anything online. The goal is clearly a worthy one. You must remember that there are guidelines that need to be followed to be successful, and having the passion to succeed will help you avoid skipping steps in the process of learning.

You must be focused on a company that shows promise, has believeability, and stay away from those you are not passionate about.

Among the resources available online, one particular site stood out and that was Zero Friction Marketing. A clear-cut crash course and excellent opportunity, as well as example of the possibilities when you are looking in the right place.  The mentoring and proven tactics are among the best available online today.

Email Marketing’s Role In Internet Marketing

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When you hear the term “internet marketing“, what do you think of?

For many, that term conjures thoughts of websites or spamming or search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. For others, it’s all about graphical design, writing fancy code or even affiliate programs. All of those answers correct, but the essence of internet marketing is much simpler.

At its core, internet marketing is about these things:

* Understanding the target market to which the product/service/cause you’re marketing will appeal
* Determining exactly how your target market interacts with the internet
* Positioning your content on the internet to attract the attention of your target market
* Collecting information about your target market (also known as “leads”) for follow-up and conversion into sales
* Design of offers or incentives to induce the desired actions from your leads

Since there is insufficient space in this article to give all of these topics adequate attention, let’s focus on just one specific topic with the realm of internet marketing: Email Marketing.

My best payoff has always come by focusing on permission-based email marketing. Permission-based email marketing refers to the practice of collecting information (including email addresses) from website visitors and communicating with them via e-mail with their direct consent. The “permission” aspect of permission-based email marketing is what separates legitimate email marketers from the spammers that everyone despises.

My love of email marketing is strong for one reason: It works very well. Email marketing has been much like a never-ending goldmine: It enables us to produce income on demand simply by sending a good offer to our list. When you have thousands of loyal subscribers – as we do – and you put a strong and compatible offer in front of them, income becomes nearly automatic.

However, the key to successful email marketing is the development of a legitimate trust relationship with your subscribers. If you opt to send your subscribers a request for purchases every single day, they will likely tire of your badgering and cease reading your emails altogether.

Alternatively, if you take the time to provide good content to your readers on a regular and frequent basis, you’ll discover that your readers take all of your emails far more seriously, and as a result your emails will be opened, read and acted upon with greater frequency. Essentially, email marketing is really an exercise in trust.

Even though there are more sides to internet marketing than just email marketing (permission based), email has been the foundation that our business sits on.

Art of the Body 365 Days of the Year

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When an artist finds their artwork sought after, it’s an incredible feeling. For artist Rick Bliss (aka Gil Ortega), creating live exhibition paintings at The Playboy Mansion in front of Hugh Hefner and his celebrity friends offers a sense of wonder and amazement, as it should for any undiscovered artist. Rick Bliss says, “Maybe I’m on to something here, I keep getting asked to paint live at some very cool events, and it’s a great feeling.”

At The Playboy Mansion

Indeed, attention is growing for Rick Bliss’s artwork, however, it helps that Rick Bliss paints scantily clad, often nude, Playmates and models from around the world. His process is unique; paint is applied to the skin of a model to achieve a desired effect. While the paint is still wet on the skin, the model is positioned over an impression canvas and guided into just the right spot to make an abstract stamp of their body.

Rick Bliss said, “As an artist, I was not content with the mere application of pigments to a canvas, so I developed a technique and a style that makes the human body an active element in the genesis of my art.”

After Rick Bliss creates a painting in front of the audience, the piece is auctioned off, mostly in the name of charity. His originals have sold for as much as $5,000 and his prints have sold for as much as $1,800. “I want to create art that reveres the human form while exploring the spectrum of creation and innovation,” says Bliss.

Rick Bliss’s most recent art project was inspired after seeing the innovative art project by Swiss artist Marcel “Sala” Salathe of One Thousand Paintings. Bliss, in turn, has developed The 365 Project, constructed around a similar pricing model as One Thousand Paintings. Bliss will create 365 body paintings; one body painting representing each day of the year. All 365 original body paintings will go into an auction. The buy now offer will always be $1,000. The initial reserve price will start at a 90% discount from the buy now price. The discount will decrease by 10% every 34 pieces. For example, the first group of 34 will have a reserve price of $100 ($1,000 less the 90% discount); the second group of 34 originals will have a reserve price of $200 ($1,000 less the 80% discount) and so on.

You will be able to watch live over the internet as Rick Bliss paints a beautiful model and creates each body painting. Imagine being able to buy a Rick Bliss original for only $100. The 365 Project is likely to be perceived by buyers as creating a valuable secondary market for Rick Bliss’s paintings. This can lead to later financial gain for early adopters of Rick Bliss’s work. This will be fun project will be fun, stay tuned! Sign up for the launch notice here

Article Marketing – How To Do It Right?

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Are you stuck with very little capital to commit towards marketing your online business? You may be finding that there tare plenty methods to market on the internet but they also contain some pitfalls unless you are an expert in it. How can you start building a solid online presence without spending a lot of money to start out? You are about to dispel your doubts that a solution exists here is some information on how article marketing can help you.

To begin with, ask yourself what are people searching for online? Usually people are searching for requested info, and they want it to be relevant. Sometimes people want to buy something, but they will will surf the world wide web to get information about what they are looking for before they make their decision. For this reason, if if you can provide infowhich these people will find interesting and thought provoking, you can be sure that you will be able to get your offer in front of them.

When creating an article for online marketing do not forget that people don’t have to read it till the end. That is why you better start with the foreword of the article give an idea why it is worth reading. The best solution is to ask questions in the beginning of the article. This will show what problem will be resolved by reading the article.

Once you have their attention you have about ten seconds to demonstrate that you can deliver on your promise. It means, you have to make sure that there is useful info in each of the paragraphs and that each of them has a lead to the next one. The paragraphs should be no longer than three to five sentences and and you better present them step by step. For example, each paragraph is a step of five step technique.

 

To sum up, you make sure that the article arouses a new curiosity which will bring them to your website by clicking the link in the article. For instance, if you are a SEO Agency, invite readers to go to your homepage and have a PPC Chat to discuss the problems with SEO and PPC advertising. But be careful, if you overload a reader with the info you give them they will have no reason to continue after the article. A great way to do this is to have a statement near the beginning which arouses curiosity and to restate it at the end in some form. This will remind them that they still need to know something and they will stay with you.
So, take this into consideration and start your own online marketing activity.

What Internet Marketing Program Is Right For You

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In an online business, it is important that one has an Internet marketing program that will bring revenue to the business and attract more visitors to come to visit your website. It’s just not simply posting images and content online so someone could read it. Your Internet marketing program has to be focused on creating a larger number of prospect clients that will be drawn to your website and have them utilize the product or the service that your business is offering.

If you would like to succeed in your online business venture you have to deal with hard work in the beginning. After which, if your Internet marketing program works, you will be able to gain more and more clients and visitors all the time. Then sooner or later, you will be able to gain more and more money down into your pocket.

To tell you frankly, not all entrepreneurs who have thought of venturing their business on the Internet succeeded. This is due for so many reasons but may lead to only one, and that is because their Internet marketing program didn’t work at all.

So, you’re probably thinking what Internet marketing program would work, right? Well, you will be able to deliver an Internet marketing program in accordance to the marketing strategies that you may have learned from experience in doing business online. If this is the initial time that you are going to do this, then it’s best that you do the research on your own on the subject of online marketing strategies that you can use in building a business on the Internet, and that would certainly help.

An Internet marketing program should be capable of assisting you in terms of gaining popularity online as well as bringing more people into your website to get to know more about what you are offering them either if it’s merchandise, goods or services. A valuable Internet marketing program should create traffic to your website to get more prospect clients.

Let’s say for instance, article writing, this strategy can be very effective and must be included as a part of your Internet marketing program. Through article writing and article submission, you will be able to add in a link or what they call as a resource box that would lead people into your website. There are a lot of online users who depends on articles for information, so to further elaborate on certain statements in the article, you can then point people into a link for your website and from there they can explore.

Now, that you are equipped with this information, you can definitely formulate ideas for your Internet marketing program. If it works, then you’ll be earning a lot of money from all that hard work you’ve done.