Adeline Adinoto
So, after you have considered your options and decided you are not in the mood to make a website template, you have decided to take the easy way and purchase one. There are a bazillion sites on the web that have them for sale or free, some are packed in to bundles of different sizes from as few as 10 to bundles in the hundreds. These lovely packs have one thing in common; they all want you to BUY! Sure, you can buy them, but do they come with instruction booklets? I think not. Once you buy them, you are on your own my friend. None of them will tell you how to create your perfect site for your little niche. So how to choose a professional website templates? Here are some tips.

Nicely made does not always mean professional! Moreover, like in the rest of the world, looks are not everything! You will have other concerns like functionality, content and search engine optimization. Make sure the templates you are looking at have everything else that has been mentioned above.
  • Look at the theme of the template you are considering, most have a general theme. The can look great to you. Nevertheless, will your customers love it? Take a couple hours to research colors and how they apply to the sites. Hot Pink says HEY, Blue is cool, think about the presentation and what you want to say to your customers. Notice, how sections are separated and the colors used, how does it grab your attention?

  • A professional website designer uses colors to the advantage of the products and customers they are trying to reach. If the colorful additives on the site are decorative only, it is not a professional site. Snappy colors make the site. They attract the eye to the places that need attention. The colors should show off the theme of the site. Pictures, flash presentation and all the information on the site is optimized for the user. If they take an hour to load then surfers will not stick around for the finished product even if it is totally presentable when fully loaded. What you need is a fast loading, search engine optimized template that makes the customers come back for more!
Therefore, when you are shopping for your template, check carefully and make sure you do your research thoroughly if you are not into making your own. And make sure you are satisfied with it before you publish it to the Internet!
Adeline Adinoto
In the world of web design today, there are many different types of web design, from those built using website templates and ‘build your own’ site building applications to complex content managed and e-commerce web designs such as those used by big brand names like Amazon, eBay and Tesco. Which one is better ? And how can we make a good web design ?

Some companies, even some big name companies, have unprofessional looking and badly designed websites. Some have amazing looking websites but because of their high graphical content and minimal text content can take an age to load, are not user friendly and do not provide what the visitor wants.

Good Website Design

Though many aspects of website design differ from site to site, many things remain the same throughout the majority of websites on the internet. Most notably is the navigation or menu.

The way in which a website’s menu works and looks is very important, as ultimately, visitors to a website are looking for certain criteria that will make them either stay and interact or leave. This ability for a website to keep visitors interested is sometimes referred to as stickiness. Visitors want an attractive visually exciting experience, but perhaps more importantly, they want ‘ease of use’.

Website usability is a key factor for websites that want their visitors to stick around, make an enquiry and ultimately complete a transaction and order a product or service.

Easy to Use Web Design

Internet users tend to prefer easy to use websites, because they do not want to have to learn how to use a website every time they find a new one. They should be able to use a website after only a few seconds of looking around a homepage, any more and they will leave and browse elsewhere.

The need for fast user interaction is vital and therefore having a fast loading website is also important for a website to succeed. Even with faster internet connections such as broadband, internet users don’t want to wait around.

Just imagine, if you go to a shop on the high street and are totally ignored by shop assistants at the counter for 5 minutes, even after you have made it clear you want help. There is a correlation here to how an internet user may feel, when they arrive at a website that has been poorly designed, is difficult to use, unfriendly and slow to load.

Making sure that a website has been well thought out and designed with the user in mind, displays a company’s unique selling points within easily recognisable eye catching calls for action and has a clear, easy to use menu is key to its success.

Flash Web Design

With recent web design advancements, such as the introduction of Flash animation and high definition video content, impressive websites have been produced to take advantage of much higher levels of visual effects and interaction. However with this ‘high end’ web design, comes a price, more often than not, web designs which rely heavily upon Flash content are often ridiculously slow to load. They often have a progress bar, which slowly goes across the web browser to signify when the website will finish loading.

This is much like the progress bars that you may be familiar with if you use video editing or 3D rendering software, or if you use games consoles where they are displayed whilst you wait for games to load.

Internet users on the whole do not want to wait 3 - 5 minutes for a web page to load even if it does feature high resolution images, animation or video. They want fast informative content rich websites. If they wanted to watch an animation or video they would watch TV.

Good Flash Web Design

This is not to say that Flash animation is all bad news and shouldn’t be used in web design. If used subtly and in small amounts it can make a website more visually appealing without slowing the load time down too much. Suitable uses for Flash animation in web design are things such as; Flash banner advertisements, Flash video and interactive Flash forms for online questionnaires or business presentations.

Using Flash for a whole website design however, is not such a good idea. It slows the user’s experience down because they have to wait for elements of it to load. Also, sites totally developed in Flash tend to use unfamiliar menu structures and features. This can confuse visitors who just want to quickly interact with the website and not be amazed by the way the menu animates.

Just because you can do these things in Flash, it doesn’t mean they have any real working value in the real world. They may look pretty, but if they are not functional and only irritate the visitor then they have no real value.

Flash Web Design & SEO

Another argument against using Flash to create a whole website is that it dramatically reduces the effectiveness of your websites’ Search Engine Optimisation. Flash web designs are made up of one main file within a web page which search engines find difficult to index. This is because the text within them is usually graphical text and therefore is not usually accessible by search engines.

Some recent developments allow some text to be displayed for search engines in Flash websites, but this is nowhere near as effective as text content within traditional HTML based websites.

Don’t Write Off Flash in Web Design

Although Flash does have its limitations it also has its good points if used correctly. For instance; Flash animation is usually smaller in file size than traditional gif animation and because of the way it is made the animation flows smoother than gif animation too.

Having said this, I would recommend only using Flash in small areas within a site to compliment other imagery that makes up the overall design.

Finding a balance between minimal graphical elements, imagery, Flash and good quality informative text is the key to a successful user friendly website. This isn’t to say that web design needs be boring. By working with quality web design companies there’s no reason why you couldn’t have a visually exciting, well designed, easy to use and successful website.

Visually Stimulating Web Design

When visitors first arrive at a website, they want to be impressed and engaged with what the website has to offer. This will be determined by the ways in which the web designer has laid out the website’s content text, images and features.

Arranging elements such as imagery, text, graphics, flash and video in such a way as to keep the visitor interested in the website is the key to good web design. If a website has poor design and doesn’t grab the attention of the visitor in the first few seconds, then it may well be dismissed as just another average website. This ultimately means the visitor will go elsewhere to spend their time and, more importantly, money.

Good Web Design Layout

A lot of time and money is spent making sure that the right elements of websites are positioned in the right places. Companies spend large amounts of money conducting research into how internet users use their websites.

This type of research shows where their visitors’ eyes concentrate the most, which elements of the website they click on first and generally how they interact and use their websites.

Most internet users will look primarily from the top left either across the page, or down the left hand side of the web page through an internet browser via a computer, mobile phone or TV set.

I would hazard a guess, that they are looking for the company’s name or logo, their main selling points or slogans and then what the website has to offer in terms of what is featured in the menu. After which their eyes are probably drawn across the page content and over to the right hand side. Successful web design usually takes this into consideration and will ultimately affect the way a website looks.

There are of course rather famous exceptions to this rule for instance one rather well known search engine has a web design which is quite different. The main focus and core functionality in their web design is located right in the centre of the page. This however, isn’t any ordinary website with tens or even hundreds of pages of products and services to display, its main focus is its recognisable logo and of course its search box. It does however feature a small minimal menu across the top of the web design, which flows from left to right. So even they have taken onboard some of the research undertaken into internet users’ habits.

If you go looking at websites after reading this article, I can guarantee that most of the web designs you’ll see, will have a left hand menu and a defined header bar with a company logo and slogan across it.

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SEO Web Design and Site Optimization

Adeline Adinoto
SEO web design is a concept which emphasizes great architectural design principles based on how the search engines determine relevance and site information. The design should be able to give out the information that the user is seeking and at the same time be easily navigable. This is part of search engine optimization because the SEO web design should also be able to satisfy robotic crawlers and spiders in their quest for information regarding the website and other data.

Search engine optimization is more than just a trend nowadays. It is used and applied by almost all sites on the internet that aim to make money and reach online popularity. Among the many strategies of optimizing a web site, SEO web design is one of the topmost priorities.

The impact of the design of the site on search engine robotic crawlers or spiders can help raise the ranking of the site. This is where SEO web design comes in. There are many ways to make the web site more attractive to robotic visitors and human visitors alike. Actually, spiders and crawlers from search engines do not mind the overall aesthetic value of the site. All these robotic crawlers need is the information it can get from the site. The tricky part is how to put relevant information in the site in order for the crawlers to properly index the site due to its relevance.

SEO web design is a competitive area where web designers, or what I prefer to call website architects, work hard to come up with ideas and designs that are aesthetically appealing and relevant at the same time. There has to be consideration for ease of getting around the website, being appealing to a wide range of visitors and finding the right place for the website. Making a a basic, visually appealing site is easy with the many technologic advances available today, the problem with these advances are that they are sometimes quite tricky to use thus making your website difficult to navigate in. SEO web design should be easy to use and friendly to both human and robotic browsers.

Easy navigational access can be done by making the pages of the site easy to navigate to and having easy to understand and use button or labels to click on. The pictures and images on your SEO web design should be just the right size and scale to enable users to see them promptly after clicking instead of taking a very long time to download . Waiting for images and other graphics to load can be off putting for most visitors and will eventually lead them to another site which is more optimized and easy to view. Even spiders and crawlers will give up on a site which is not easy to navigate and get into.

The overall appeal of the SEO web design should not only be focused mainly on the niche that it is targeted on but also for Internet users who might have stumbled onto the site. SEO web design should have a universal appeal even for the most specialized type of sites on the Internet.

Another aspect of SEO web design that needs to be considered is what your competition is doing. The saying, “know your enemy” is the key here. You do not want to have the same boring marketing strategies as the competition. Why? Because it is a good idea to keep abreast with what they are doing and how well they are doing in this field. There are many site optimization tools that can help analyze and determine what is needed for the site. Hence, in regard to SEO web design process, content is one of the prime needs and tools of making the site rank high during searches.

SEO web design experts should also bear in mind that there are web strategies that may be unacceptable for search engines. Using these underhand or black hat tricks to perpetuate a site in rank can cause the search engines to ban the site and also the SEO web design company that did the search engine optimization work for it no matter how well the SEO web design is.

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Adeline Adinoto
If you're building your very own website it will really serve you in the long run to pay special attention to website design from the outset. Sure you can go back and fix things at a later date, but a lot of damage can already have been done to your online credibility by that point - and that credibility may take a very long time to build back up again, so why take the risk? Here are five do's and don'ts to ensure that any Website you design lives up to a basic level of good usability from a visitor's perspective :
  1. Splash pages are not a good idea. What's a splash page? It's the first page you see when you arrive at a Website. The specific ones that are bad are those that say something like 'Welcome!' and then have you waiting for several minutes while some audio or video presentation loads - not a good idea. Remember, your Website visitors will typically have a very short attention span. Your site is competing with millions of others and making your visitors wait around will only make them want to hit the back button in their browser and go visit somewhere else. The first page, the 'Home' page, of your Website should be a genuine content page with a fast load time, i.e. not excessive in the graphic department, where all of the other pages and sections of your site are easily accessible from.

  2. Don't overdo it with the banner adverts Excessive use of banner adverts will tend to give your Web pages a slow load time and, particularly if they flash and pulse in a kaleidoscope of color, will irritate and annoy your visitors rather more than they'll entertain them. But they'll make you money, I hear you say? Will they? Most experienced Webmasters will tell you that the days of successful banner advertising are pretty much in the past. Most Web surfers these days have learned that banners are advertising and obvious advertising tends to get tuned out. You can get away with one or two banners per page that look in context with the general look and feel of your Web pages but overdoing it will only make you look like an amateur. Banner farms are so old hat and don't impress anyone these days, if they ever did.

  3. Make your site's navigation menu simple and easy to understand How many Websites have you found that left you completely bewildered when it came to finding your way around and locating the information that they appeared to promise and that you were looking for? Probably more than you care to remember, sadly. And how many of them did you choose to revisit after having been bamboozled first time around? Not many, right? Well, learn from your own experience here and make sure that you put a lot of time and effort into planning your site's navigation menu so that it is logical and easy to understand. It's a good idea to test it on a few friends to see if they can find what they're looking for without any help from you. If they can't, it's back to the drawing board.

  4. Choose your Website color schemes wisely If you give your visitors a headache when they're at your site they'll a) leave quickly and b) not come back. One of the best ways to achieve those two undesirable effects is to choose some sort of garish color scheme that even your Website's Mother would not be able to love. Pay particular attention in this regard to text. Make sure that your text is of a size that makes it comfortably readable and that it stands out clearly from its background. This is best ensured by sticking with normal black text on a white background.

  5. Get rid of that annoying music. You don't have cheesy 'tunes' playing in the background on your Website do you? If you do, please get rid of them. It really won't do you any favors, you'll just come across as a complete amateur who really doesn't care about annoying their visitors, and if you want a successful Website, that's not something you should be going out of your way to do. That's not to say that audio and, indeed, video don't have a place on a successful Website. With the ever-increasing use of broadband Internet connections it is perfectly possible to integrate informative and entertaining audio and video presentations into Web pages that might even be more acceptable to your target audience than plain old text on its own. Just make sure that the audio and video you provide can be turned on and off by your Website visitor and has easily-adjustable volume.
It's really very tempting to just jump right in and start building your Website without much planning but it really is more sensible to spend a reasonable amount of time working things out on paper first. Doing this will almost certainly save you time in the long run by minimizing the number of mistakes you'll have to correct that jumping in with both feet without thinking will inevitable lead to.
Adeline Adinoto
Google Adsense is considered as one of the most powerful tool in a website publisher’s list. It enables a person to monetize their sites easily. If used properly, it can generate a very large and healthy income for them. However if you are not using them rightly and just maximizing the income you squeeze from it, you are actually leaving a lot of money on the table. Something all people hate doing. So here are the thing you must do.

How you can start earning money with Google Adsense can be done easily and quickly. You will be amazed at the results you will be getting in such a short period of time.

First, start by writing some quality content articles which are also keyword incorporated. There are a lot of people given the gift of being good with words. Writing comes easy for them. Why not make it work in such a way that you will be earning some extra cash in the process.

There are actually three steps to put into mind before you begin writing your ads and having an effective Google Adsense.

  1. Keyword search. Find some popular subjects, keywords or phrase. Select the ones which you think has more people clicking through. This is actually a keyword selector and suggestion tool that some sites are offering to those who are just their Adsense business.
  2. Writing articles. Start writing original content with keywords from the topics that you have achieved in your search. Take note that search engines are taking pride in the quality of their articles and what you will be writing should keep up with their demands.
  3. Quality content site. Build a quality content site incorporated with Adsense ads that is targeting the subject and keywords of your articles and websites. This is where all that you’ve done initially will go to and this is also where they will prove their worth to you.
The proper positioning of your ads should be done with care. Try to position your ads where surfers are most likely to click on them. According to research, the one place that surfers look first when they visit a certain site is the top left. The reason behind this is not known. Maybe it is because some of the most useful search engine results are at the top of all other rankings. So visitors tend to look in that same place when browsing through other sites.

Some of those who are just starting at this business may think they are doing pretty well already and thinking that their clickthrough rates and CPM figures are quite healthy. However, there are more techniques and styles to generate more clicks to double your earnings. By knowing these techniques and working them to your advantage, you will realize that you will be getting three times more than other people who have been previously doing what they are doing.

Finally, Google Adsense has some excellent tracking statistics that allows webmasters and publishers to track their results across a number of site on a site by site, page by page, or any other basis you wanted. You should be aware oft his capability and make the most of it because it is one powerful tool that will help you find out which ads are performing best. This way, you can fine tune your Google Adsense ads and focus more on the ones being visited the most rather than those who are being ignored.

Another thing you should know. Banners and skyscrapers are dead. Ask the experts. So better forget about banners and skyscrapers. Surfers universally ignore these kinds of ad formats. The reason behind this is that they are recognized as an advert and advert are rarely of any interest that’s why people ignore them.

To really start making money with Google Adsense, you should have a definite focus on what you wanted to achieve and how you will go about achieving them. As with any other kind of business ventures, time is needed coupled with patience.

Do not just ignore your site and your Google Adsense once you have finished accomplishing them. Spare some time, even an hour, making adjustments to the Google Adsense ads on your sites to quickly trigger your Google Adsense income.

Give it a try and you would not regret having gotten into Google Adsense in the first place.
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Many webmasters and internet marketers alike often complain about been unable to drive traffic to their site. This is understandable because without traffic, your site will not make money. What I want to make clear is this. Getting traffic to your site is not the problem; the problem is getting that traffic to convert to sales.

But, there's something i want to get clear up with this. We can all go out and buy lots of traffic which none of us minds doing if we get a return on our investment. On the other hand, if we do not then we find ourselves in a difficult predicament. That is why in the title I wanted to discuss the difference between quality traffic and traffic that does not convert. So, these are 10 tips to drive converting traffic to your website

Pay Per Click.
This is one of the fastest ways to get traffic to your site. The down side is that is costs money. If your site does nothing to build a relationship with your visitors then I am afraid you will have a hard time making this profitable. You need to be building a list from this traffic and you need to communicate with that list by providing valuable information that they can apply to their needs immediately. Then once they start to see results, they will buy products from you. This is a fact and it has been proven time and again to work.

Article Marketing.
Article marketing is not just about writing articles with links pointed back to your site. When it comes to article marketing you need to have good titles with relevant information that addresses the reader's needs. Then you need to have a link back to a webpage that once again provides relevant information and genuinely helps your visitor to overcome their problem. Once again always be building a list as this enables you to build a relationship with your visitors and from this your traffic will convert to more sales.

Ezine Advertising.
This can prove to be very effective depending upon the ezine you advertise in. Research is critical so as to ensure that the ezine has targeted traffic relevant to your offer and additionally has a large number of readers who trust and respect the ezine that they read. Relevancy is critical here in order to convert traffic to sales.

Search Engine Optimization.
This strategy is a more a long term approach however is it effective. You may see a common pattern evolve relative to all these tips and that is relevancy. Relevancy improves conversion. We don't care about traffic we care about conversions. The good thing with Search Engine Optimization is that your web pages have to be relevant in order to get on the first page of the search results. Search engine traffic is proven to convert at a higher rate than advertised traffic. Being on the first page of Google builds credibility in your visitors mind and credibility converts to sales.

Forums
Forums are a wonderful place to research a market and find keywords to advertise with. Beyond that on the forums people discuss various challenges they have relative to any given subject. Your job is to help by providing information that will address their needs. Contribute to the forums in a helpful manner then provide a link on your signature that shows them the details on how best to achieve the result they are looking for. Once again this kind of traffic converts.

Link Sharing.

Sharing your links with other webmasters who have similar content to yours. I know I sound like a parrot but it will benefit all parties concerned if your links are placed on relevant websites with relevant information. You do not see vegetarian foods been advertised in a butchers shop.

Online Video.
This is fast becoming popular. It is said these days that video is being searched online over sixty percent of the time. All you need to do is make a quick video that can either have dramatic or humorous content then display a link to your website where they can learn more.

Web 2.0

Sounds like something out of Star Trek but basically these are sites that provide a social and interactive environment. Set up a page about your self and your interests then have a link back to your site where you go into detail relevant to your described interests. Once again aim to build a list form this traffic that way you will generate more sales.

Classified Advertising.
Once again, this can be tricky but I have a little tip for you that will make all the difference. Set up a US Free Ads account then create a classified add that has 200 hundred characters or more that targets your desired keyword. Look for keywords relevant to your offer that have low competition.

Then put the keyword in the title and sprinkle it throughout the copy. The beauty of this is that not only will you get page views from your add but you will also find your page will get picked up by Google providing you with free search engine traffic.

Press Release.
If you have just build a new site that offers a product or service, get a press release written about it then distribute the press release. Make sure it has your desired keyword in the title and once again spread throughout the copy. This will then get picked up by the search engines but not only that it will also provide relevant links back to your site from various different news outlets online.


Adeline Adinoto
I think that title might grab your attention. I know what you're thinking "It's another one of those nonsense schemes where I will pay for the tools and earn no money". My friend you couldn't be further from the truth.

This article is all about how to take up a work at home job and make money online. To work from home and earn money online doesn't necessarily mean that one needs to be a marketing genius to do it. It only requires the willingness to learn it.

The very first thing that comes to people's mind while thinking about ways to make money online by working at home is the scare of a scam. The scare is rightly justified, considering all such stories are doing the rounds all the time. But the people genuinely interested to make money online have more other things to worry about than scams. Scams are not so very difficult to deal with. The genuine sign of any `work at home offer' is that, it never asks for money to register so as to start with them. All legitimate opportunities to make money online are always registered it with BBB (Better Business Bureau) and have a 24*7 online support. The greater the time for which the program has been there is a sign of greater credibility

Finding a good work at home business idea can be a job in itself. It can be very difficult for some people to leave their current job and take on the role as somebody that works from home. If you are considering working from home there are hundreds of ideas that you can choose from. Many times the phrase home business will get associated with a certain type of job. Even though there are businesses that have been proven successful when home based, you can turn almost any interest into a business.

Finding the best work at home business idea should be done very carefully. If you do not watch what you are doing and simply jump into something, you may end up finding out that you do not like what you are doing. All this will do is waste your time and money. So making sure that you are 100% on your new idea should be the first step you take. This can be done by assessing your current situation, the status of the business market and determining what you would be good at.

Now keep in mind, it will not be easy and please do not be deceived into believing that you'll be rich in a matter of months by doing nothing. It takes hard work and dedication to build a substantial amount of income working from home. Come up with a plan and understand that you may have to continue working in Corporate America for some time before you’ll be able to transition to a work home career.

Let's begin by your niche. What can you do well? Can you type really fast? Can you design web pages? Do you understand HTML? Do you know Photoshop? Do you like to chat and interact on social networking boards? Are you into advertising or sales? Are you a writer or an expert in a certain field? Do you have a degree? Do you like to read, watch movies, or play games?

Even if you are not experienced in your particular field of interest or have yet to hold any certifications, once you discover your passion, you can always read it, study it, and become an expert. Then use that expert knowledge to your advantage to create a nest of work home income.

Start by doing some real research on your interests. Get as much information as you can and document it for memory.

Then plug into message boards, groups, forums, and other online social networking sites. You won't believe the amount of information you can find everywhere you search. I'm sure there is a forum for just about any topic you can think of. It's a good idea for you to register with the ones that are pretty heavy in traffic. Then you can search the boards, ask questions, and get connected with individuals just like you.

Next, begin hunting for others successful in your field. If possible, contact them. Interview them and ask for the best avenues to get started. Remember, nothing stays the same and what has worked for one person does not mean it will work for you. Your goal is to get as much information on the subject and decide what is best for you to try or lay to the side.

One of the most common work at home business ideas is selling items on eBay. The reason that this is popular is because anybody can get started in no time at all. Unlike some other work at home ideas, you do not need a lot of raw skills to run an eBay business. The only thing that you will need is access to a computer, as well as a way of finding the items that you will sell. This appeals to many people because it seems like an easy to run business idea. Even though you will not have to have a particular skill set, there is definitely a lot of work that goes into this business idea.

Another business idea that runs along the same lines of ebay is opening up your own online store. The main difference between this and eBay is that you will be running the store from your website instead of placing your items on eBay for bid. The reason that many people stray away from this is because there is more work included. Even though you may have to put in more time, you can also make more profits if done correctly. It is all a matter of how much time you want to devote to developing and marketing your online store.

Here are some other ideas of what you can do to earn money from home :
  • Writing
    Writing has become an extremely popular way to earn some extra income. If you never thought about writing before or the thought of writing leaves a bad taste in your mouth, then think of it in a different way. Think of as a journal, or writing your thoughts down on paper. It can be as basic as you want or as challenging as writing a short story. It is entirely up to you. Either way, you can get paid for both. You can write for card greeting companies. You can blog on virtually anything that interests you and in time gain readership and even earn profits. You can write e-books or how-to articles. You can write reviews, do article rewrites and even write business letters for profit. Did you know you can get paid for posting on forums? That's right. Webmasters will pay from .10-.25 cents or more for people to help bring traffic and post messages on forums. So the realm of writing is an amazing journey. Decide where you fit and conquer your wildest dreams.
  • Sell Your Stuff
    If you have not heard about Ebay, then you've been in a cave far too long. But the claims of Ebay are not overrated. Someone auctioned off a cornflake in the shape of Illinois for over $1300. You can Google it to get the facts. Talk about finding ideas that make money. With that being said, you can auction off anything. Amazon and many other auction sites have emerged from the Ebay craze. This has been done for years. It is true what they say: One man’s garbage is another man’s paradise. That being said, you can shop for merchandise at garage sales, library sales, thrift stores and even stores that are going out of business. There are companies that center their business around garage sales. A lot of times there are tons of items left over from a sale and for the sake of time, people just want to get rid of their stuff. So companies will offer to load it up and take it away free of charge, in an attempt to make profits of it. You can do the same. You can even offer to sell people’s merchandise for them. There are stores all over emerging just to do this sort of thing.
  • Internet Marketing
    Are you good at marketing a product or web advertising? Well there are literally thousands of affiliate programs out there where a company will allow you to share in the revenue of a sale by referrals. If this is something you are good at, this can prove to be very lucrative. It is important to choose a product you believe in as well as something relevant. It’s good to aim your product in something that fits your interests. For example, if you love music, you can promote sites that allow you to legally download music.
  • Crafts
    Are you into crafts? Have you ever walked around the house and thought, I can make that? Well if you’d rather own things created by you and love the thought of making profits from this, then making crafts is your baby. There are many ways you can let you light shine through crafts. There are baskets, sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilts, and so on. You can market your own business and earn profits from customers in your area. It would be great to partner with craft stores and other companies of interest. They may allow you to advertise and even teach classes to those wanting to learn.
  • Pictures
    These days, you don't have to become a photographer to make money selling pictures online. There are many sites that will pay for your pictures and you can sell the same photo to hundreds of websites. And you don’t have to be a model to get photographed. Say your friend likes to take photos and you look cute in a business suit. That can be a great way to earn money for your hobby and gain some fame at the same time.
  • Amazon Turk
    Amazon Turk allows you complete simple tasks for people needing work online. This can involve answering questions, researching, writing, typing, etc. The pay doesn’t amount to much. But of course the more tasks you complete, the more your revenue adds up.
  • Investor
    If you already possess a substantial amount of money or know where you can get it, you might want to learn to invest it. This is like playing the lottery but better because your chances of making a return or far greater than scratching a ticket. There are many opportunities and different ways you can invest. You can get involved in stocks, day trade, and even flip websites. Flipping websites allows you to buy a website, y tweak it, use some strategies for increasing traffic and sell it for an even higher profit. Search around and do some extensive surgery on this topic. The reward is worth the wait to know what you are doing.
  • Design
    Can you design images, t-shirts, ads, draw cartoons or even build websites? You can make a living doing this, once you research and have the keys to know where to begin and effectively target your audience.
  • Freelance
    Freelancing is great because it allows you to decide the areas of work you want to do and market your skills to those seeking workers. One of the best sites you can get resources and information from is AllFreelanceWork.com.
  • Mystery Shopping
    Mystery Shopping is like a job but with lots of flexibility. This is the way this works. Once you register with a company, they alert you when an assignment is open in your area. Let’s say you are to shop a convenience store. You will have instructions on the amount to buy and sometimes the items to buy. It will be cheap ranging from 5-10 dollars and you are reimbursed. Once you pay for your item, you fill out paperwork detailing time, manner of employees and cleanliness. This paperwork is either done online or faxed back to the office. Payment for a shop such as this can be from $8-$12 dollars. You don’t make much money but if you have lots of assignments in your area, you can create a pretty nice sum of cash month-to-month. Mystery Shopping can include restaurants, hotels, malls, clothing stores, apartments, and more. Volition.com is the best resource for shoppers and hiring companies.
  • Paid Reviews
    There are lots of ways to get paid by reviews. UserTesting.com hires for reviewing websites. SoftwareJudge.com hires for writing software reviews and there are many more that do the same. Just write about what you like. That way it won’t be boring. Like books, games, movies? Well whatever your passion, you if you search, you can find a way to write about it and get paid.
  • Virtual Assisting
    Virtual Assisting involves every facet of administration without going in the office. It encompasses phone work, clerical duties, and online work at the same time. You can offer anything from building lists to submitting to directories. You can even get certified and add a boost to your skills and expertise. You can start creating a market for yourself in your local area. Call businesses and introduce yourself. Think about the type of person you can assist and target them. For example, you obviously wouldn’t target a supermarket but what about a real estate agent or someone who provides car repair and so on. Your skills would be of use to their business.
  • Tech Savvy
    If you are good at tech stuff then you can do a host of things. You can host forums, chat servers, answer questions (there are sites that pay for your technical input like support geeks and such...), offer hosted email, install applications for others, provide application testing, load testing, create a domain registrar, etc..
  • Sell Your Videos
    You tube isn't the only way you can get your voice heard. Many people use youtube as a way to grow their business. Know something the average person doesn’t? Package it up and record it. Offer a free sample demonstration then promote the site to sell your services.
  • Know Techniques
    You can start a subscription site or newsletter where you can sell secrets or knowledge about anything to people that are interested such as gardening, quilting, fashion, internet secrets and more.
  • Business
    You can always partner up with a business and sell something that you are passionate about. This can prove to be profitable or a waste of time and money depending on the training, the time you put into it, and the manner in which you market the products. Understand that in most cases there is a fee associated with joining a business and there may be additional fees associated with marketing materials, business cards, fax, scanner, as well as online advertising resources. Start by choosing something that you can see yourself doing as a career. Research different businesses in your chosen field and discuss the opportunity with those already a part of the business or at least can contribute experiences regarding their service. Do your homework and make your decisions accordingly.
  • Job
    There are companies that hire for positions that pay per hour, by commission, and by completed assignments. These jobs are everywhere. They are posted on job boards, forums, and the like. Remember to never pay for a job, understand the job you’re applying, and make sure you are qualified before sending your information. Your resume should be top notch and always treat applying for a work home job just as you would an outside job. There are websites that can help by providing a list of legit employers that hire home workers for a fee but if you have the time, you can search on your own and find great eggs out there. It does take time but a mist the scams lie treasures that can truly lead to work home freedom.

I wish you well on your work home journey and hope that I have brought some encouragement to your search. You can do anything you put your mind to. Remember the worst thing you can do is give up. Keep trying and success will come.

So, there are many great work home business opportunities in the world today and to find them the only thing you need to do is to spend some of your precious time seriously searching for it. Among these opportunities there are many scams involved, people are out here only to make money and to swallow your money they would say just anything under the sun. Then how do you find a legitimate home business opportunity?
Let me give you a few hints on what you need to look for :

  1. You should always keep your distance from business opportunities that promise you fast money. Now it is not always the cases but the possibility of quick money mainly depends on you, the more hard work you put in the better your chances to earn fast money. But the scams actually tell you that you can earn fast money without doing much of work. Never believe them, they are just fooling you. It is only through hard work people make quick money.
  2. You need to check any business opportunity through and through before you decide on joining them. Just because a company sounds good you can't be joining it, you surely need to completely check out the company. You should also check with the better bureau whether any complaints have been registered against this company. You should also check through other sources like people working there, they would be the best source of information. It is mainly from them that you would get the best possible feedback.
  3. You should always contact the people who are trying to get you involved or get you signed up for the business opportunity and see how long it gets them to contact you. And even if they do contact you try to get a hold on someone who you could use in the future. You should also try to find out the kind of customer care or support that the company provides and also try to clear all the possible doubts you have about the company. Usually in the case of scams you either wont get an answer to your question or you would not find someone to talk to about the business.
These three important tips would actually help you decide which business opportunity to join and will also help find out if it is legal. There are plenty of legitimate business opportunities out there. It would only take you some research to find out which is the best business opportunity for you.

Overall, finding a work at home business idea does not have to be difficult. You can turn any profession into a company that you can run from your home. As long as you do your research and know what you are getting yourself into, you should not have any problems getting started.

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You’ve heard about all the money circulating around the internet today, and about the big and easy bucks all the gurus are bringing in from their online businesses. Now you can’t wait to find that single perfect online business opportunity for you that will help you rake in the same amount of cash, if not more. All you have to do is plug in a search term into Google, click on the first listed and probably best business opportunity, and you’re on the road to riches, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that easy! When you search for profitable home based business opportunities, you first have a few big things to consider. One of the major things to think about is whether or not an online business is really for you.

Are you the type of person that is always on the go, can’t sit still for any length of time, needs to be outside and active all the time, and are not an office person? If so, an online business may not be right for you. Sure there is new technology being developed all the time that allows you to be more mobile with your business, but you have to consider the fact that an online business takes time, energy, and effort over the long term, and that it requires spending hours in front of the computer,whether it’s a desktop or a notebook. You also have to be the kind of person who is willing to put those hours in, and who has the time to spend on it.If you are super busy and have a million things going on in your life, you can still have an online business, but you have to be organized enough to plan your time, and expect that if you only have so much time that your business will take longer to flourish. The next big thing to consider is money.

Every online business, whether you like it or not, is going to involve some start-up costs as well as long term maintenance and advertising costs. Sure there is fair warning all over the internet that you shouldn’t have to pay a cent to start a business and if you do, then it’s probably a scam. This is not necessarily true. If someone offers an online business for free, there are surely going to be other costs down the road to help build and maintain your business. If you think about starting a traditional offline business, you are looking at start-up costs around $2000-$5000, so why would you think an online business is any different? An online business may be cheaper to start than that, but eventually you will run into other expenses. When you are looking for profitable home based business opportunities, be aware that there are membership fees, advertising, and marketing costs involved and that you will have to make an investment. The way you can manage and maintain this is by being prepared. Set a budget for yourself that you can maintain over the long term and realize that you don’t have to buy everything that is suggested to you.

Next, you want to ask yourself what you want to sell on the internet. Do you want to sell a product or service, and how? If you sell products, do you want to handle them, ship them, and deal with credit cards and customers yourself? Or would you rather join a company as an affiliate and have them do all the work and deal with all the transactions for you? If you sell a service, such as website development, or an online dating service, how will you deal with your customers, and will you have to do some offline prospecting as a network marketer? Once you’ve decided what you are going to sell on the internet and how, you venture online to search for profitable home based business opportunities that appeal to you.

The best internet business is not necessarily the one in the number one position in Google. That website has just taken search engine optimization measures to ensure that their site is number one, or on the first few pages in Google. There are billions of sites out there that have to do with online business opportunities, so how do you find that perfect opportunity for you? One way is to get specific and find a smaller niche. For example, if you are a work-at-home mom, you can search for business opportunities specifically for moms. If you are a newbie to online business, you can search for businesses specifically for newbies.

There is no question the internet has a wide array of home based business opportunities to venture into. At the same time there are an equal amount of scams you must be wary of. Prior to selecting a program or company to become a part of, it is essential you take the time to research in-depth. There are certain qualities that can help you identify a scam from a success.

One of the first things you want to look into is how much information is given to you prior to signing up. A lot of scams on the internet will give you very little information and ask you to sign up to learn more. Not to say all of these programs are scams, but it is risky signing up for something you know very little about.

If the sign up page does offer enough information to keep you interested, look for some kind of contact information. A true program is not afraid to hide behind their sign up page and is more than willing to talk with you. Whether it is through email or the phone, you should be able to easily find contact information to ask any questions you may have.

Next, look for what kind of assistance or training you will receive from the home business opportunity. One of the key reasons so many people fail on the internet is because of a lack of training. If you do not see any information on training provided, ask in your email or phone call. Training videos and marketing material is essential to having success on the internet.

Lastly, what kind of guarantees does the program offer? You have to look at the site and ask yourself if you believe these are reasonable guarantees. There is not a program on the internet that can guarantee you thousands of dollars in your first week. Unless they intend on giving you your first sells for free, do not plan on a guarantee like this. But guarantees stating they will provide you with training material and personal assistance are legitimate statements.

Prior to making any decisions, take the time to consider your options and look over several different home based business opportunities. Many programs may look legitimate at the start, but turn out to be a bust after a few months. You do not want to get stuck wasting your time and money on something like this. With the proper research and the right patience, you will be able to find a true business opportunity to take advantage of.

So, you are now part of an internet marketing business opportunity or the best affiliate marketing program you've ever seen, you have more than likely seen this scenario with someone else. You have been introduced to a home based business opportunity with a great pay plan, excellent training, and outstanding leadership. You have a great sponsor. You join, and you are ready to get to work.

It's fine for the first week, after all, you are pretty excited about the home based business opportunity you just joined, right? Or, if it is an internet marketing business opportunity, you've watched all the tutorials, joined the forums, and placed some ads. So, you begin to work whatever system you have been taught, but by week number 2 or 3, for some reason, you seem to have lost some steam.

Then, after the end of your first month, it's all you can do to pick up the sales literature or log into your affiliate marketing system. You cringe when you see your credit card bill for your monthly investment in the business or your products. You have stuffed your contact file into a drawer. You have shoved all the product samples into the closet where at least they won't collect too much dust. You have stopped working. You haven't placed any ads, and you have been avoiding your sponsor.

Why? What happened?

To answer that, let's take a quick look at why you joined to begin with. Let's say you joined a home based business opportunity where you attended a business presentation meeting: Did you get excited by the hype and thrill where all the leaders and top-10 money earners smiled down from the stage and told you that YOU could do this too?

Or, if it was an internet marketing business opportunity, did you get excited by the video testimonials of the others who made a bunch of sales and had some big paychecks to show for it, and picture yourself as the next testimonial?

Why DID you join?

Let's say you joined a food or nutrition business opportunity. Do you enjoy eating those types of products? Do you even enjoy the field of nutrition?

What if you joined a financial services opportunity. Are the services offered of value to you? Do you use them? Do you need them? Are you interested in whatever financial services are offered to begin with?

Look around at the most successful and happiest people you know - in and out of internet and home based business opportunities. What do you notice about them? I know an engineer who absolutely loves his job, and when he's not helping design industrial structures for his employer, he enjoys reading Architectural Digest and planning home and landscape renovations.

You will notice that people who are successful marketing a travel opportunity tend to love travel, and use their product to take their own vacations. You will notice that the most successful representatives selling candles or cosmetics always use the products themselves.

Have you ever noticed that writers are also avid readers? Or that most musicians who play instruments or sing also enjoy listening to music? In my case, I enjoy writing about internet marketing and home based business opportunities. When I'm at a restaurant or on a plane, you will typically see me bent over a Success or Entrepreneur Magazine.

This is really the key observation: Notice when someone's business and way of making a living has actually become a lifestyle. More often than not, these individuals are doing what they love; which means that they have played to their strengths, skills, talents, and interests which helped them determine their field, or in the case of the home based business or internet marketing based business industry, which affiliate program or opportunity to join.

So, it is important to examine the things you enjoy to begin with. Sounds simple, doesn't it?

If you enjoy travel, find at an opportunity that includes marketing travel. If you enjoy cosmetics, align yourself with an opportunity marketing make up or perfumes. You get the idea. I don't wear jewelry as a rule, so trying to recruit me to sell jewelry is a waste of time. It could be the best jewelry opportunity on Earth, but I will not be able to muster up the interest or energy to make a successful go at it.

It is also important to consider the structure of the opportunity. If you prefer working online and reaching a global audience, choose an opportunity that doesn't rely on face-to-face business presentations in your neighborhood. Do you enjoy blogging? Do you love writing? Then, join an internet marketing business opportunity that promotes the use of these activities to market.

If you align yourself with an internet marketing business opportunity or other home based business opportunity that reflects the type of person you are: your interests, your passions, and your personal marketing style and strengths, you will find that you are more likely to enjoy working the business.

You might discover that you look forward to the work! You will be more likely to stick with it, and ultimately succeed, and thus getting to the point where there is little difference between your business and your lifestyle.

And that, my friend, is a great place to be!

Adeline Adinoto
Wouldn't it be great to retire young? You would still have the energy and ability to travel the world and lay on Caribbean beaches without a worry in the world. Sounds nice, doesn't it?

The truth of the matter is that this is obtainable, and you don't have to hit the lottery or sign up for some get rich quick scheme in order to achieve your financial goals. That's no way to plan to retire young, rich and happy. The "secret" to making your dreams come true is actually not a secret at all. It's just a matter of knowing how to become a millionaire, developing a millionaire mindset and putting what you know into action.

Chances are you already know what it takes to become a millionaire, so that's out of the way. The only thing restricting you then is taking action. So what is it you need to do and how do you take action?
  1. The first step is to develop a saving attitude. By regularly and automatically saving a part of your income, you can invest that money so it gets working hard for you and creating more money. When you develop the habit of saving money and then regularly investing it, the power of compound interest allows you to double your money in about 7 years, and then double it again in 7 more years. This is assuming just average investment returns from a plain old stock market index fund, not from high-risk investments that are sure to lose you money. So start with developing a saving attitude and becoming a long term investors that regularly invests in a plain old diversified mutual fund, and your financial dreams will come true. Invest young. Don't get caught up in thinking 'investing' is hard; it's actually easy. There are simple investments, available to the inexperienced, that will get you started investing young. $149 invested each month starting when your 18 years old could make you a young millionaire at age 52. $687 invested each month starting when your 18 years old could make you a young millionaire at age 40. The stock market offers some investment vehicles that are lower-risk while offering the potential for long-term gains. One type of investment vehicle is known as broad based market index investments. These are investments in the overall market like the S&P 500 and NASDQ 100. For example, you can invest in all 500 stocks of the S&P 500 with one simple investment index investment vehicle. The S&P 500 index is one way for the non-professional investor, that doesn't have a lot of knowledge or time, to profit from the stock market. The sooner you start investing the sooner you can become a young millionaire. You will find with a consistent investment plan retiring young will be easy. You have the power of compounding interest on your side that will do most of the work for you. The best part is you will be able to do what you want when you want, retire young, have free time and be able to afford the things that you really like. Start now and the take steps to become a young millionaire today!
  2. Consistency. Simplicity equals consistency; and consistency is a major factor in becoming a young millionaire. Choosing a simple investment vehicle is the first step. Next it's simple a matter of modifying your investment account so your make consistent investments automatically. There is a basic investment technique called 'dollar cost averaging'. This plan can be set up so it's automated. Contact your bank to set up your investment plan so each month a set amount of money is invested for you. The best part is that once this structure is set up you can sit back and just review your monthly statements. With a consistent investment plan you could reap huge profits over a long-term.
  3. Multiply your money. The basic stock investment method mentioned above will get your money working for you immediately. For those of you looking to become a young millionaire sooner there are ways you can speed up this process. Learn about the investment vehicles discussed below and you will be able to afford the things you want sooner and achieve wealth at a faster pace.
  4. Entrepreneurship. It's never been an easier time in history to start a business. Plus now day's you can have a global company with small initial investment. Entrepreneurs not only make money from their business each month but also they can sell all or part of their business for additional money. You could start a business that earns you an extra few hundred a month or one that is your entire source of income. Either way it can help to secure your financial future plus give you greater cash flow now. What's more, there are tax benefits available to business owners that will keep more earned money in your pocket. Becoming an entrepreneur can help you become a young millionaire and give you the luxury of being able to retire young.
  5. Don't Rely On Luck/Divine Providence - this definitely won't work. There's no need to spit on luck, since it definitely helps, but no matter how lucky you are, the moment you start relying on luck to give you something vital, like a million dollar deal, then often that's when it will turn sour, and usually in the worst way possible. If you're born lucky then be thankful, but keep relying on your own brains and muscle to get by.
  6. Use everything you've got - for some reason or another, some people are squeamish or reluctant to use a resource they have. For example, some kids from well to do families turn their backs on their families in pride, wanting to "make it" on their own. Consider that anything and everything is a tool towards building your future, from your intellect and skills to your family and friends. This does not mean become a "user"; rather, it simply means that if you have something on hand that can be applied to solving a problem and making your life easier and better, it would be both foolishness and a waste not to use it.
  7. Spend Wisely - this is the biggest mistake of the youth. Wether it is due to peer pressure, curiosity, or mass media influence, kids will usually wind up buying things that they don't really need. There's nothing wrong with hobbies, but if you blow 90 percent of your monthly paycheck on comics or your car, then you'll be hurting a few years down the road. Keep expenditures in moderation and save up a lot. Don't be a miser however; spend on things which will give you a good return on investment down the road; land rarely depreciates, and is a good example of this. As for savings, bank time deposit accounts give higher interest rates than regular accounts, and are good ways to regulate your expenditure too.

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Many people have started using Google’s AdSense program, but there are some who find it a bit too uncertain or simply not suiting their own requirements from an ad program.

But thankfully for such people, there are many alternatives to AdSense which attempt to alleviate some of its shortcomings. Here is a list of the most noteworthy ones from the lot with a description concerning each one.

With so many Adsense alternatives available, many of which are allowed with Adsense now, you can easily multiply the income generated by your site. Some of them are only suitable for sites with hundred plus monthly page impressions and more, others can be used by sites with low traffic. The key to understand is that when you are looking for an AdSense alternative, you should try several solutions, one at a time and seeing what works the best. No general advice can tell you the best solution for you. The best results are achieved through a trial-and-error method.

The following programs which can be used as an alternative to AdSense (and AdSense too), if for some reason you can’t use AdSense. There are many alternatives to AdSense which attempt to alleviate some of its shortcomings. Here is a list of the most noteworthy ones from the lot with a description concerning each one. Also notice that some of the these programs can be combined with AdSense, without breaking Google’s TOS.

  1. Chitika (http://chitika.com). Instead of displaying the same old advertising units with text and image ads, Chitika provide active boxes that show targeted products from various manufacturers. Chitika boxes can even show an ad box containing a product alongside several competitors’ products.
  2. Yahoo! Publisher Network. At the time of writing this Yahoo! Publisher Network is still in Beta mode but once it is fully released it should be a viable alternative to Google AdSense. As with AdSense you can provide your web visitors with contextual ads. Yahoo conveniently offers four ways to receive payment including PayPal. That will be welcomed by many international webmasters who grow old while waiting for US checks to arrive and then get cleared through their banks.
  3. CBprosense (http://www.cbprosense.net) If you don’t want to manually write your own affiliate ads for ClickBank products then you could consider automating the process with CBprosense. It is a tool that will spider your site, analyze its content and then deliver a list of relevant links to the best performing products in the ClickBank marketplace.
  4. Bidvertiser (http://www.bidvertiser.com/) Like AdSense, Bidvertiser displays text ads in your page. But the difference lies in the fact that advertisers bid over your advertising space, ensuring you earn as much revenue as you possibly can. This also means that bids will increase over time, earning you even more cash. You also get a great way to customize your ads with a very easy to use tool and detailed reports on your site's status.
  5. Quigo AdSonar (http://www.quigo.com/) Quigo AdSonar achieves relevancy by placing a filter according to your site's categories. It also offers you on-line reports of your site's status and the possibility to add your own custom ads replacing ads that don't gain you any revenue. The setup is very simple, in a similar fashion to AdSense's and quite customizable as well.
  6. Vibrant Media IntelliTXT (http://www.intellitxt.com/site/web_01a.html) Vibrant Media IntelliTXT offers user-activated ads, highlighting certain words within the content of the page and presenting relevant ads when a user hovers his mouse over them. It uses a pay-for-performance pricing scheme and can easily be used along with other advertising methods, because it is unobtrusive. It places you in full control, allowing you to easily integrate it within your site with some simple JavaScript.
  7. Nixie (http://www.nixxie.com/display.php?section=Partners) Nixie claims to hold a technology that can read and understand your site, enabling it to display the most relevant content to your site. Besides text ads, Nixie also features price comparison listings as well as live auction advertising. It's very easy to implement and has a good payment policy as well.
  8. MIVA AdRevenue Xpress (http://www.miva.com/) MIVA AdRevenue Xpress is targeted towards small and mid-sized publishers. It implements Search Box functionality and also features things like a Category Directory as well as the handling of 404 error pages. It can be integrated with your page using a simple on-line wizard.
  9. Fastclick (http://www.fastclick.com/publish.html) Fastclick offers you an impressive 65 percent of what it makes from a click on your website. Payments are done monthly, via PayPal or through checks. The ads can be formatted as you wish, and Fastclick even offers a free support serice for its members and no fees are required to register with the service.
  10. contextWeb ContextAd (http://www.contextweb.com/) ContextAd offers the possibility of contextual ads for dynamic pages, meaning ads will change as soon as your page does. It's very easy to use and free to sing up for and offers a transparent payment policy. The ads are fully customizable and real-time reports are available 24/7.
  11. AdBrite (http://www.adbrite.com/) AdBrite offers publishers the possibility of integrating text ads in their pages. These are done on your own rates, with the websites you approve by hand so it bares some similarities with a classic advertising scheme. You also have the option of adding a "Your Add Here" button that buyers can immediately click to ad space on your page. It can also be used in conjunction with Google AdSense, maximizing your CTR and offering advertisers the possibility of showing their links in your Google AdSense space. You have full control over the look and feel of your adds and finally, you get an incredible 75% of what the advertiser pays for on every click.
  12. AllFeeds (http://www.allfeeds.com/?action=publishers) AllFeeds has a great pool of online advertisers to choose from. It also features many display formats that you can choose from. These include banners, buttons, XML feeds, DHTML pop-ups and so on. It also features real time reporting of your ad status. The site will mail a check every month, provided that you earn more then $25.00, while rolling over earnings for the next month if you don't. Another interesting thing about AllFeeds is that it integrates with Google AdSense, maximizing your earnings with AdSense.
  13. MarketBanker (http://www.marketbanker.com/mb/sell.php) MarketBanker allows you the unique possiblity to set the pricing for your site. It also allows you to allow or reject any link that appears on your site (although AdSense itself does a very good job of this as well, with URL filters) There's also a statistics section which will allow you to see how well your site is doing. The ads are small just like AdSense's and they're just as easy to set up. Also, registration for MarketBanker is free.
  14. BidClix ( http://www.bidclix.com/PubTop.html) BidClix is different because it has advertisers compete for clicks on your site, which in turn is meant to generate the highest possible profits for your page. It also has a very large pool of advertisers which ensure there are plenty of people to choose your site. However, it does require more polish on site contents then AdSense. As most sites, real time statistics are available and its very easy to get started with this service, but it's also very flexible.
  15. RealContext (http://www.realcontext.com/) RealContext uses Artificial intelligence to retrieve the most relevant ads for your page. And there's an extra feature which makes RealContext unique as well. Keywords are selected based upon which previous selections payed off and which didn't. That means there's a constant feedback process that ensures you gain better revenue from your ads. It also supports blocking certain adds and child-safe filtering and many more options.
  16. AdHearus (http://adhearus.com/webmaster.php) AdHearus is a very feature-packed contextual ad provider. As with AdSense, advertisements are targeted but it doesn't stop here at all. The ads are very flexible, you can select from text-ads, banners, rectangles, pop-ups, pop-unders or skyscrapers. You can also display your own ads, through rotation, both on your site and on other affiliate sites, which makes AdHearus a hybrid with conventional advertising technologies. There's a very comprehensive on-line real time reporting feature and, as usual with such services, starting out is free and it's a breeze.
  17. AffiliateSensor (http://www.affiliatesensor.com/) AffiliateSensor has highly customizable ad blocks, which you can make for yourself with an easy to use on-line interface. You also get realtime reporting with clicks-by-domain, page and refferer. There's integration with Google AdSense as well, through the google_alternate_ad_url so AffiliateSensor can be used as a substitute for Google PSA's (Public Service Ads).
  18. Kanoodle Bright Ads (http://www.kanoodle.com/about/brightads.cool) Kanoodle's offering allows publishers to get ads related to topics or segments, and not the traditional keyword oriented ads. The site also groups publisher sites with advertisers by hand to ensure high-revenue generating ads. And speaking of revenue, the amount of money you receive is a clear 50% share of the amount of money Kanoodle recieves for an advertiser.
  19. TargetPoint (http://publisher.targetpoint.com) TargetPoint is oriented more towards content publishers. It offers full control over the look the ads, statistics over your site's overall performance and better revenue. It's free to register and you earn a guaranteed 60% of the total revenue. You can get payed with Paypal of Bank checks and (most times) wire transfers as well.
  20. Clicksor (http://www.clicksor.com) Clicksor will earn you as much as 60% from the amount of money your website produces. What you get is about the same as AdSense, there are targeted text ads, you can view the revenues from your website in real time. You can receive money via PayPal or through a check every two weeks, provided that you have earned more then $50. If you haven't made that much, your earning roll over to the next period
  21. Sell Advertising Spots. This is a traditional alternative, but it is still a good one. If you have a strong customer base you should be able to find advertisers to purchase advertising spots on your web site. You can sell spots by the month and offer a discounted option for six and twelve months.
  22. Write Affiliate Advertisement. If you don’t want to spend time trying to attract traditional advertisers you can make your own ads for affiliate products. Check out the thousands of products at ClickBank or Commission Junction. Select several products that closely match your visitors’ interests. Now write affiliate ads, or use image ads with your own affiliate link.

There are many more and several that promise to deliver contextual ads. However I suggest that whenever you are considering an alternative that promises contextual ads, do a quick check through your favorite search engine or webmaster forum to see if anyone is actually making any revenue by using their service. It is one thing to promise the technology, and another altogether to have sufficient advertisers to constantly deliver appropriate ads to your site.

You need to have optimized niche website templates for best results. You may find the best adsense templates and blog templates at AdsenseTemplates. (http://www.adsensetemplates.com). They are offering 100 fresh new templates every month.


Adeline Adinoto
If you're trying to make money with Google Adsense program, there are several things that you can do in order to help to maximize your profits. Many people who try to use this particular way of making money end up quitting because they are discouraged with how little they are actually making.

These are some of the tips that have worked well for some who want to generate hundreds and even thousands on their websites. It is important to know though that ads are displayed because it fits the interest of the people viewing them. So focusing on a specific topic should be your primary purpose because the displays will be especially targeted on a topic that persons will be viewing already.
  1. Concentrating on one format of Adsense ad. The one format that worked well for the majority is the Large Rectangle (336X280). This same format has the tendency to result in higher CTR, or the click-through rates. Why choose this format out of the many you can use? Basically because the ads will look like normal web links, and people, being used to clicking on them, click these types of links. They may or may not know they are clicking on your Adsense but as long as there are clicks, then it will all be for your advantage.
  2. Create a custom palette for your ads. Choose a color that will go well with the background of your site. If your site has a white background, try to use white as the color of your ad border and background. The idea to patterning the colors is to make the Adsense look like it is part of the web pages. Again, This will result to more clicks from people visiting your site.
  3. Remove the Adsense from the bottom pages of your site and put them at the top. Do not try to hide your Adsense. Put them in the place where people can see them quickly. You will be amazed how the difference between Adsense locations can make when you see your earnings.
  4. Maintain links to relevant websites. If you think some sites are better off than the others, put your ads there and try to maintaining and managing them. If there is already lots of Adsense put into that certain site, put yours on top of all of them. That way visitor will see your ads first upon browsing into that site.
  5. Try to automate the insertion of your Adsense code into the webpages using SSI (or server side included). Ask your web administrator if your server supports SSI or not. How do you do it? Just save your Adsense code in a text file, save it as adsense text, and upload it to the root directory of the web server. Then using SSI, call the code on other pages. This tip is a time saver especially for those who are using automatic page generators to generate pages on their website.

Tips given by those who have boosted their earnings are just guidelines they want to share with others. If they have somehow worked wonders to some, maybe it can work wonders for you too. Try them out into your ads and see the result it will bring.

If possible, you should use catchy tricks to get your ads clicked on. The more the ads look like actual content on your page, the more they will get clicked on. For instance, if you have a directory of listings on your site, you would want to make the font and colors the same, so that the Google ads actually looked like part of the directory listing. A good way to integrate the ads into content is again to use the same fonts and same colors, and to place the ads in the middle of the pages content.

The more you can integrate the ads into your pages in a way that looks like it is part of the content, as opposed to ads on the pages, the more clicks you will receive. You definitely need to match your ad fonts and font colors to your pages fonts and font colors. Retain the same look and feel of your website wherever possible. If you are making the ads part of the content or part of a directory listing, choose not to use a border around the ads. This customization can all be done through the Google AdSense control panel when you login to your Google account.

If you can not make the ads appear as part of the actual content, you have to determine where your visitors attention is focused on your pages, and place the ads in that general area where they can be seen. Again, you want to match the look and feel of your website, but in this instance, you should probably use a border around the ads.

The truth about AdSense placement is that you should place the ads where they will be the most visible to your visitors. You want the ad blocks to look like they belong on your pages, but at the same time, you want them to draw attention as well, so that your visitors will click on them. Furthermore, if you can include the ads as part of the content itself, you will find that you are getting a higher number of clicks almost overnight!

You have probably heard that putting your AdSense ads in certain spots on a page increases clicks. This is not necessarily true. Although some places generally are hotter than others, the ads need to be located where they will get the most clicks. Depending on the content on your pages, the layout of your pages, and your visitor抯 attention, this will vary from website to website, and from web page to web page.

This brings us to another fact that you need to know. Placing the ads in a particular spot on one page is no indication that the ads should be placed in the same place on a different page on your website. Again, think about how you can integrate the ads into your content, and where your visitor抯 attention will be focused. This will vary from page to page in many cases.

Just remember that there are many factors to consider when determining the truth about AdSense placement for your pages. What works well for one website may not work for another. What works well for one website page may not work well for all pages on that website. Experts are great for a lot of things, but when it comes to placement of AdSense ads on your website, you have to be your own expert!

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Adeline Adinoto
Search Engine Optimization is a process where a website is optimized to get better ranks in search results in popular search engines. When you search for any topic or matter depending on a specific keyword it actually searches for its database & show the result. But when it comes to a webmaster you want your site to be one of the first ones the user will see.

Here come the effective search engine mechanisms by which the web designer can make sure that it is well noticed. Search engine works through the better understanding of algorithm which are the results governs & helps the search engines to rank the respective sites.

  • The ranking generally depends upon various factors like keywords, keyword research, and keyword density etc.
  • Meta tags: if the word or phrase appear in html tag that website will consider the most relevant. If word appears close to the top of the first web page the relevancy will be ranked accordingly.
  • Link building services: Before assigning a value for a link the search evaluate the rank for the page itself. If you gate link from site that are related to your content it has more value. If you have a webpage that is not linked by any other page that page may never get indexed by any search engine.
  • Internet marketing: It is always an effective way to use an e-mail to link other websites to promote their product. When we do this the other websites came to know about our site. Again by sending e-mail you can get some quality links to your site. The main benefit of internet marketing in SEO is usability increases with the visit of many more visits of the sites which tends to grow the sales & generation.

Search engine optimization (SEO) should be considered a critical element of any Internet marketing strategy. This is important because there is so much which can be gained from SEO in terms of Internet marketing and advertising. Failure to optimize your website for search engines can result in a considerable loss in terms of free advertising which is essentially gained from ranking well with search engines. This article will provide insight into what SEO is and will explain why Internet marketing requires at least some degree of SEO.

SEO optimization is a strategy in which a website is designed to obtain favorable search engine rankings from popular search engines. This may be achieved in a variety of different ways and optimal SEO strategies combine a variety of different strategies to complete one well orchestrated SEO campaign. There are several elements to consider when attempting optimizing your website for search engines. This may include keyword density, prominence, META tags, titles and inbound links. Keyword density is one of the most common SEO strategies and essentially involves using relevant keywords often in the content of a website to demonstrate the relevance of these keywords to the website. This is important because search engines are likely to reward websites with optimal keyword densities with favorable search engine rankings in an effort to provide Internet users with the most relevant websites for particular search terms. The prominence of keywords should also be considered. This includes how close the keywords are placed to the beginning of the website. The common mistake with this strategy is to believe the first opportunity to incorporate keywords is in the first line of visible text on the webpage. This is not true because search engines crawl the code of a website as opposed to the visible content on the website. This means there are multiple opportunities to incorporate relevant keywords long before the actual visible content on the website. This might include the code for the title as well as the META tags. Business owners who realize the potential for incorporating keyword into the code gain an advantage over competitors who only incorporate keywords into the content on their website.

Another area of concern which is very important for those who are interested in SEO is inbound links. Inbound links are essentially links which reside on other websites and direct traffic to your website. These links are considered important because many search engines place a value on inbound links because they are essentially an example of one website recommending another website. However, when obtaining inbound links it is important to do so from other websites which rank well with search engines because many search engines consider the rank of the original website when determining the value of the inbound link.

Now that we have briefly explained some of the main concept of SEO, we will illustrate why it is important to optimize your website in the first place. SEO is so important because most Internet users highly value the results of search engines and are likely to only visit to ranking websites when they search for a particular keyword. Internet users trust search engines to serve the most relevant content first and are therefore not likely to visit websites which do not fall on the first or second page of search results. This means websites which rank well essentially are receiving a great deal of free advertising from search engines that place their website in a key position. Website owners who do not invest time into optimizing their websites miss out on a great deal of potential web traffic.

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Social bookmarking is the habit or practice of saving bookmarks to a web site and "tagging". Social bookmarking sites are a popular way to store, classify, share and search links. Social bookmarking started as a method for Internet users to keep bookmarks that can easily be accessed online and shared with other users in the Web. These bookmarks are given tags to label as well as organize them and the tags illustrate a glimpse of the main content for easier access.

Social bookmarking is a grassroots process that allows users to establish the value of a specific web page, article, podcast, or video. By bookmarking an item, individuals are casting a vote to endorse that specific resource. The idea is that social bookmarking gives a resource credibility; the more users who bookmark a specific item, the more valuable the resource is considered to be. Social bookmarking is all about the collective voice. Most of the social bookmarking networks increase the profile of items that receive a lot of bookmarks. It probably won't be long before the major search engines begin to include social bookmarks as a part of their ranking algorithms.

Once you become a part of a social bookmarking site, you become a member of that community. You and all the other users are there for the same thing and you can help each other out in finding sites that will benefit all of you. It also makes searching the Web so much easier and quicker. Another great thing is that once you're part of a site, you can access it from any computer and any browser. That way, you're never limited in seeing the social bookmarks you've been waiting for.

So, the question, "Should you give any attention to social bookmarking?" And the answer is, make your site worthy of bookmarking. Bookmarks appear to web spiders as links to your page, and that makes them very valuable SEO tools. For some search engines, the more bookmarks that lead back to your site, the more "votes" you get! Links which are bookmarked by lots of users on social bookmarking web sites are effectively been "voted for" In fact Google has already started to feature StumbleUpon Reviews in its search results.

Nowadays, Social Bookmarking services are the most popular source for webmasters to drive visitors and traffic to their websites. Social Bookmarking let's the users to save and manage their favorite bookmarks online on internet. It has been made in such a way that users can tag them with keywords and share them with others and watch their bookmarks. Also, you are able to keep the bookmarks private and share them with your friends and family only.

This all started in the year 2003, when Del.icio.us launched the Social Bookmarking Concept so that people can enjoy their bookmarks online. But, now there are so many sites such as Digg, Stumbleupon, Technorati, reddit and Raidx.co.uk that offer social bookmarking services. These sites feature the most popular and recently submitted bookmarks. Social bookmarking has now become a popular tool to webmasters for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Social bookmarking can easily make your website popular and produce more traffic. That's why webmasters take more interest in social bookmarking sites to have maximum social bookmarks of their websites so that people can visit them more.

The Challenges of Social Bookmarking for Businesses

Like any kind of social media marketing, social bookmarking is low-cost, at least in terms of money. Where the "costs" escalate is in time. To do social bookmarking right, you need time to evaluate the various sites, add your bookmarks, comment on them, and interact with other users who share your interests. It is a big job.

If you do a search for the top social bookmarking sites, you'll get a huge list, like the one published on ebizMBA. So which ones do you choose? Delicious is one of the biggest, but would it be better to go for a smaller site, like furl or faves.com? Is it better to use all three, plus some social news sites, like Digg or Reddit?

Once you have made that decision, you need to decide how and when you will create the content you want to bookmark. Blogs, articles - what is the right amount of content and how often do you need to create it? You can really only answer that question by looking at social bookmarking as part of your overall social media marketing plan.

Social bookmarking and social media marketing are powerful marketing tools. To make the most of them you need to devote a lot of attention to the sites and create content regularly. You also need a comprehensive social media marketing plan that incorporates all of your content initiatives and your efforts to create bookmarks that direct people to that content.

Several tips about social bookmarking :

  1. Webmasters should always offer links to popular bookmarking websites so the viewers are easily able to bookmark their favorite websites and web pages. If you search Google for social bookmarking scripts you will find many scripts that are available for websites which permits users to bookmark your website easily.
    In order to get your website bookmark by other members of the social bookmarking sites, you must also bookmark your own websites and ask your friends and family members to bookmark it. You must register an account with all popular social bookmarking websites and bookmark all your web pages with appropriate keywords and titles.
  2. On bookmarking sites, you can also exchange links with many websites that are relevant to your sites niche. Many webmasters bookmark your websites if you bookmark their websites. However, nowadays social bookmarking sites don't allow you to exchange your bookmarks with other webmasters but you can still find your own ways. Participate in the social bookmarking websites and create a huge friend's list. Many times people visits their friend's profile and bookmarks the websites if they like it. Also, you can ask the members of your friend's list to view your newly created pages and they might bookmark them. Commenting on other's bookmarks will help you to increase your profile as well as your websites popularity.
  3. Bookmark yours as well as other similar web pages because, when the traffic on the websites you have bookmarked goes high, yours will also increase at the same time. Similarly, if the link value of all the pages you have bookmarked goes high, the link-value of your websites also increases.
  4. On the web-site side, be sure to include the code snippets provided by social bookmarking organizations that allow users to tag your site easily. Then, maintain it all. Don't just forget your account completely. If you do, eventually it will disappear and all the advantage of having one will go as well. Instead, continue using social bookmarking. Over time, the rewards will be increased traffic to your web site.
  5. The last and very important tip is that your website should contain unique and fresh content. This is because, if your content is good and impressive, then only the visitors will bookmark it or else they will never return to your website again. May be you have done extensive search engine optimization or have created hundreds of bookmarks, but if your website don't have unique and good content there will no further bookmarks and traffic on your website. Remember that Content is the key to Success.

Work on the above social bookmarking tips properly, sit back and watch traffic coming to your website.

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