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1. Trade links with other web sites. They should be related to the subject of your web site. Instead of trading links, you could also trade banner ads, half page ads, classified ads, etc. The best site to trade links with are ussually the ones that rank above you for your websites topic in google. Most web sites have link exchange request pages where you can submit a link and also create a link back to that site. If your link is accepted you can expect to drive some of the traffic from that site to your home business web site.

2. Start an e-zine for your home business web site. When people read each issue they'll be reminded to revisit your website. They'll see your product ad more than just once which will increase your orders. Instead of having somebody click on your web site and leave, you can recycle that visit and continue contact them with your promotions while at the same time giving them something valuable.

3. Trade autoresponder ads with other home business web sites. If both of you send out information with auto-responders just exchange a small classified ad to put at the bottom or top of each other's autoresponder message.

4. Participate on message boards. Post answers to other people's questions, ask questions and post appropriate information. Include your signature file at the end of all your postings with a link to your home business web site.

5. Write articles and submit them to e-zines, web sites and magazines that accept article submissions. Include your business information and web address at the end of the article. This method, of done consistently, over time will have an explosive effect on your traffic and link you to places where people can find your home business web site all over theinternet.

6. Give away an electronic freebie with your ad on it. Allow your visitors to also give the freebie away. This'll increase your ad exposure and attract people to your home business web site at the same time. A free e-book giveaway is a great way to accomplish this. The best freebies answer questions or solves a problem that might visitors have about your home businesses niche.

7. Post your ad on free advertising areas on the internet. You can post it on free classified ad sites,free for all links sites, newsgroups that allow ads, free yellow page directories, etc. Using this method will have interested prospects e-mailing you for more information about your business. It would be a good idea to take this opportunity to have them sign up for your newsletter as well, so that you can continue to reach them and sell to them in the future. Remember, people respond better to advertisments when they view them more than once.

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Michael Laleye
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Michael Laleye Is A Plug In Profit Site Member As Well As An Authority On Developing Home Based Affiliate Businesses. To Get more Information On How To Build Your Own Home Business, Visit: http://www.MyAffiliateStarter.com

Seven Shortcuts to a Successful Internet Business, For People Who Are Already Too Busy
by Dr. Kevin Nunley

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The Internet is a great equalizer giving opportunity to anyone willing to roll up their sleeves and go to work. But how do you build your own online empire when you're already busy with job and family?

Here are seven tried-and-true shortcuts to get your online business up and profitable in record time.

1. Those snazzy corporate web sites now cost one million dollars and more. Customers expect your site to look almost as good.

Professional designers spend years and thousands of dollars purchasing the right programs and learning how to use them. You can skip the learning curve by using a good template-based web design system.

JustWebIt.com and others offer free systems you can use online to build your site. Simply type your headlines into the supplied boxes, add your copy, pull up the right graphics, and list your product prices.

For a more advanced look that makes you look like you spent thousands on designers, try NetStudio. Get the free download at NetStudio.com. I'm about as graphics challenged as anyone and I was able to churn out a killer web page in 15 minutes.

2. Skip the shopping cart and go with a good third-party credit card processor or one of the new generation of all-in-one solutions. A number of firms like ibill.com and ccnow.com give you an online order form, process your customer's credit cards, and deposit the funds into your bank account. The big favorite is PayPal. They've got around 100 million members and can take anyone's order whether they're a member or not. The PayPal system is very easy to set up.

Watch for hidden merchant account fees. Especially be wary of credit card companies that say your shopping cart can be tied into their system with simple programming. One "simple" system turned out to be so complicated we had to hire two professional programmers for three days to hook it up.

3. Buying visitors for your web site can be very expensive. Advertising and marketing costs mount quickly. You can get thousands of visitors free by building attractive features into your site. Offer free software, free articles, or a free 7 lesson course via email.

Think from the beginning how you can make your site attractive to search engines. Keep your site's theme narrow and well-focused. When prospects type a word that describes you into a search engine, your site will be far more likely to come up if your copy revolves around that search topic.

4. Offer a service with plenty of profit built in. Think of something you, or someone you hire, can do to help businesses. The lion's share of commerce on the Internet consists of products and services sold to businesses.

A good service can cost you very little to deliver and it can command a high price.

5. Create your own in-house email list. Spam is ineffective and often illegal. It's a much better idea to offer a newsletter or monthly update packed with helpful information your customers will appreciate. They will respond by saving your email, printing it off, and forwarding it to associates.

Cut the time of producing and sending your newsletter with the no-cost Ezine Builder at e-zinez.com. Onelist.com and Topica.com offer free list management services that can save you hours each week.

6. Get help writing your web site copy. Effective copy can make a huge difference in how many people buy from your web site. One major company had us tweak their copy and sales doubled immediately.

Having a professional writer do all your copy will probably be too expensive. Instead, write your copy yourself and have a professional writer fix it up. It may take no more than an hour of their time.

7. Become an expert on something. Experts are in constant demand. Everyone wants to buy from an expert. Becoming known as an authority is probably easier than you realize.

Spend time at your local library reading up on a subject your customers care about. Use search engines to find more information online. Jot down the things you learn and spin them into short articles. Use your own words.

These eight simple shortcuts are the mortar behind many successful Internet businesses. Use them to smartly cut costs and speed your path to success.

Kevin Nunley provides marketing advice and copy writing for businesses and organizations. Read all his money-saving marketing tips at http://DrNunley.com/. Reach him from his site via email.

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