Senin, 24 Desember 2012

Cheap Web Site Traffic

Cheap Web Site Traffic

Every online company knows that without traffic to their site, they go broke, quickly.  There are many ways to get cheap web site traffic.  One way is pay per click advertising, where you pay per click through to your site, but you do not know if the customer is going to purchase your product, so you do lose some money with that.  Another way is to request links from other relevant, high traffic sites.  Links to other well established sites is like personal recommendations, where you establish credibility fast, which increases the chances that they will buy your product.  You must be persistent enough with some sites, though.  You want to download the alexa toolbar, which gives you information about a website, such as traffic rating, ranking, contact info, site stats, related links, etc.

You can get free advertising by giving away free expert content to relevant sites itching for some new, fresh content.  Web site owners are always looking for fresh content.  Make sure you write a bit about the author and your web site or product.  As long as it is not competing with theirs, they will not mind. You can post on these sites:

You can become an active expert in a newsgroup that is industry related.  A newsgroup is an online forum where people share information and common interests.  When you post, you are literally talking to your potential customers.  These people do not want to be sold something; they want information from gurus, about the topic they are interested in.  Make sure you have a sig file, or signature and start establishing relationships and prove your expertise.  Stay with newsgroups that do not accept advertisements.  This is also a great way to gather feedback from your website, straight from the horses’ mouth.  You can reinvent it if you need to and fix it accordingly.  When you post informative articles, people will begin to look forward to your posts, and eventually you may want to direct these people to your brand new newsletter.

Kamis, 20 Desember 2012

Fish, mercury

Fish, mercury

Many people think if they just eliminate red meat and poultry from

their diets, their eating healthier. This is partly true, but there

are hazards to eating fish and seafood as well. The harm that humans

have done to the environment has had a direct effect on the fish and

seafood we eat.

There are elements of fish and shellfish are an important part of a

healthy diet. Fish and shellfish contain high-quality protein and

other essential nutrients, are low in saturated fat, and contain

omega-3 fatty acids. A well-balanced diet that includes a variety of

fish and shellfish can contribute to heart health and children's

proper growth and development. So, women and young children in

particular should include fish or shellfish in their diets due to the

many nutritional benefits.

However, nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury. For

most people, the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish is not

a health concern. Yet, some fish and shellfish contain higher levels

of mercury that may harm an unborn baby or young child's developing

nervous system. The risks from mercury in fish and shellfish depend on

the amount of fish and shellfish eaten and the levels of mercury in

the fish and shellfish. Therefore, the Food and Drug Administration

(FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are advising women

who may become pregnant, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young

children to avoid some types of fish and eat fish and shellfish that

are lower in mercury.

Is this anyway to eat? In fear of what unhealthy elements are lurking

in the food we eat? Eliminating red meat and eating a more vegetarian

diet is an excellent start on the road to more healthy eating.

Eliminating fish and seafood is one of the final steps towards eating

a complete vegetarian diet and the health benefits that are your

reward for making that change.

Small Business Success Secret

Small Business Success Secret

The real secret to small business success has nothing to do with technology tools, the internet or anything like that.  In fact, it isn’t even a real secret.  It has been around since man started to communicate. It’s WORDS!

Words carry enormous power.  They can make you laugh hysterically, or destroy a relationship or friendship.  Words have more power in them than any other tool at your disposal.

Effective use of words, especially in business, means skyrocketing sales, satisfied clients, happy employees, and a profitable and secure future.  Yet, less than 1% of small entrepreneur businesses use words with full power.

The power of words can be learned and used effectively by anyone, and when this power is harnessed there’s nothing on this earth that can stop you.  This art of using words is what is called copy writing.  It makes or breaks your sales and advertising material.

One of the ways an “amateur” copywriter who is writing for his own product or business can beat the experienced pro is by infusing the sales letter or ad with his own, honest, intense enthusiasm.  When doing selling in print, enthusiasm is just as important as in face-to-face selling.

This is why you can’t just sit down and write an ad “on command”, like you can sit down and do bookkeeping.  You have to work up some enthusiasm for the job and the proposition you’re putting across.

If I’m going to write an ad or some other sales material the first thing in the morning, as I often do, I try to set my subconscious mind working on that job before I go to bed the night before.  Sometimes I wake up with the “big idea” that I need, other times I at least wake up with ideas and a readiness to write them and pick and choose.

Don’t force yourself to “grind out” direct-response copy when you really don’t feel like it because the result will be flat and mechanical.  It may be technically correct with a headline, subheads, bullet points, an offer, etc., but it will lack spirit and enthusiasm.

The person who is genuinely enthusiastic about what he/she is selling definitely has an advantage.  That’s why the freelance pro copywriter should always download as much of the pitch from the product’s most enthusiastic salesperson as possible. Then transfer it to paper and shape and mold it to perfection.

Over the years, the work I’ve done for clients and ad agencies has proven that the most successful work was for clients that were passionate and enthusiastic about what they sell.  So before you tackle that next ad for your business, make sure you’re as enthusiastic about it as you want your clients to be.