July 20, 2007

Profitable Joint Ventures

If you either have a great idea or able to reach many people but you are looking for a great product, look into joint ventures for the possibility of a profitable venture and the profitable business ideas.

While many people have one piece of the puzzle, they are usually lacking the other. This is where joint ventures can play an exceptional role in completing the puzzle and creating a profitable business venture. Joint ventures are very big in the ecommerce arena because, by nature, web developers and marketers are very specialized. Some people on the web are great at creating content, or creating code for back end systems, others are great at marketing to individuals through their vast network of sites and opt in email lists. If you can offer someone else something of value in order to put together a viable business, then joint ventures is the perfect way to proceed.

It is very easy to find people willing to join you in a joint venture opportunity. Many people advertise openly on select forums and job sites. Joint ventures are usually so popular that they usually have their own place on many popular forums. Many people usually have either a product or great service to sell, but lack marketing expertise.

Many marketers are constantly looking for great products to sell which gives them a jump on competition and a healthy profit. While marketers can always sell affiliate products, they usually earn lots more by devoting time to building a brand and advertising a specific product. So if you are looking for the missing piece in your puzzle, look into joint ventures.

July 17, 2007

Easy Online Based Business Home Ideas

If you are looking for great online business ideas the good news is that there are many profitable niches to make a living or supplement your income with online. Many people have found that you can easily make thousands per month selling items or services on a few well trafficked web sites or auction sites. If you would like to start an online business here are a few ideas.

Many people can make a profitable business by selling great items on auction sites. There are tons of categories that are extremely profitable, finding the right niche can be easier than most people think. Many people first search for products that are available and then see if there is a market to sell them. Many distributors usually have lots of inventory that they would like to sell but dont have the resources to sell items one at a time. By contacting various distributors and manufacturers you can find great items to sell at low prices.

Many people decide to build web sites for profit. If you have a great idea for a web site that will draw traffic, you can make a great profit by selling advertising through Google Adsense or privately. It is not uncommon to make hundreds of dollars a month off of one well trafficked web site.

You can also sell affiliate products for profits. Just easily build a web site and advertise another partys product or service. Many businesses will pay you a high commission for selling their item or even for just a lead. So if you are looking for a great business online, check out the above ideas.

July 14, 2007

Top 7 Business Website Mistakes

The website boom of the early 21st century showed us that the business world was indeed ready to enter in world of the internet. However, times have changed, and many of the websites have not changed with it. Here are a few mistakes that website make in today's internet culture.

1)Infrequent updates- To have a website that gains the most based business home profitable rich, you must have the best, most up to date website possible. If a visitor feels that you do not properly maintain and update you website, then chances are they will leave and find a similar business that does.

2) JavaScript pop ups- A JavaScript pop up is a notification window that opens when you visit a website that states and message and has an "ok" button at the end. This was extremely popular during the website boom, but quickly become a no-no, mainly because people over used it. Not only would they ad the pop up to the main page of their website, but they would also add one to each and every sub page. Typically these pop ups did not contain any information that would be viewed as important to the viewer. This was annoying then, and is much more annoying now, since newer computer system also have a noise that goes with the popup. If you have a message that MUST display to the user before they can go further on your website, then a JavaScript pop up may still be a good option, but I strongly caution you to not overuse it, if you use it at all.

3) Heavy graphics- You have to remember that a percentage of your visitors will be on a dialup connection, which means they will have trouble downloading your website if you have a large number of graphics on your website. Unless your website is in flash, I would try to avoid using any type of animated graphic, since they typically have large file sizes.

4) Using heavy, high contracting colors- This was another thing that was popular during the internet boom that quickly become unpopular due to overuse. It was once believed that high contracting colors would grab the users attention. While this is true, it also has a negative effect since it would hurt the user eyes, and sway them away from the website.

5) Clutter up pages- If your website seems be cluttered visitors will be less likely to view further into your website, especially if they think they will have to weed out the information they need from the information that is useless to them. You do not want to have too much information on each page, and you never want more then one topic on each. A good navigation system will eliminate any problem you have.

6) Lack of a navigation system- many websites created during the internet boom lacked one of the most important parts of a website. One a visitor clicked on a page they were taken to a new page without a way to return or access additional pages within the website. A navigation system insures that the visitor will be able to view your entire website. A good navigation will take the visitor back to the page that they originally come from, to the main page, and to the other major parts of the website. Additionally, the navigation (typically near the bottom of the page) should have links to things such as website polices and term and conditions.

7) Overusing Advertising- This is actually a fairly new problem with website, especially since Google started their Adsense program. Many website have more ads then information on the page. A visitor does not want to have to weed though the ads to find the content that they are looking for. The irony of the situation is: A visitor is more likely to click on an advertisement link if they do not feel that they are being bombarded by them. This is defiantly a situation where the saying "less is more" is true.

July 9, 2007

Advertise Your Business with Google Adwords

Looking for a great way to get more traffic instantly and inexpensively, Google Adwords has changed the way people advertise on the web. Google Adwords is extremely easy to use, very effective and can have traffic at your site in less then fifteen minutes. If you are interested in advertising your business online, here are some tips on how to use Google Adwords.

Google Adwords delivers advertisements either when a person searches for a keyword on a Googles home page or on a web developers web site that offers information that is relevant to your advertisement keywords. Hundreds or thousands of web surfers can view your advertisement each day, but you only pay for the actual viewers that click your advertisement link and visit your web site.

Google Adwords is extremely affordable. Most people can find keywords that advertise their products that cost as little as $.05 per visitor. Most keywords are likely $.25 to $.50 and some extremely in demand keywords are over $1 per click.

The great part about google Adwords is that the advertiser can choose their advertising program. You can set the rates that you want to pay and also limit the number of advertisements or clicks that you purchase each day. For instance, you can set your per visitor rate (per click rate) at $.10 each click and limit only $5 in advertisement sales each day. Getting 50 people to your website for only $5 should be a fantastic return on investment. So if you are looking to advertise your online products, services or web sites use Google Adwords.

July 2, 2007

Start a Business With Little or No Money- Part 3

As we discussed in part one, having a great work history and ethic does not guarantee that you will retain your job. There are many culprits to blame, such as changing economic times, technology replacing humans works, and outsourcing work to foreign companies. The only real way that you ca retain your job is not put yourself in the position to be fired. This may seem impossible, but is really quite simple. You have to become your own boss.

Perhaps you are not worried about loosing your job, but you realize that you will never have the chance to advance any further in the company you are working for. Your monetary resources are capped out, and you will not be able to provide any better of a lifestyle for you and your family unless your pay increases. Again, the only way you will be in total control of your finances is to become your own boss.

The only way to be the boss is to start your own based business home in profitable rich. "But I do not have very much money, if any at all." you say. Well in today's culture there are quite a few businesses that can be started for little or no money at all. This is not a get rich quick scheme, I am not saying that you will be making five grand a month from the very beginning, but I am telling you, that no matter the amount of money that you have, you should still be able to start a business without much fuss.

Here are some more examples of businesses that require little or no money up front:


This one seems obviously, though many people take it for granted and quickly dismiss it as a "teenage job." Babysitting may be one of the better options, since does not require any money to start.

You can baby-sit in your home or the home of the children in which you are babysitting. The choice is really up to you. If you are thinking of babysitting children from more then one family, then you will be required to baby-sit in your home, otherwise on location babysitting will suit you well.

Some babysitters offer to provide meals, while other require the parent to supply a lunch. It is really up to you.

You will want to provide some type of stimulation for the children you baby-sit. The last thing any responsible parents wants is their babysitter to allow their children to sit in front of the television the whole time they are with you. Try to make whatever you do as active and education as possible.

When you begin advertising your business, you will want to focus on places where parents and children would be. Many schools have community boards that would be able to place flyers. You may also considering placing an ad in the local paper or on a website that allows parents to search for potential babysitters.

Pet Sitting or Walking

Like babysitting, this can be greatly overlooked. People take great pride in their pets, and do not want them to be left alone while they are away.

Some pet sitters only sit when the client is away for long periods of time, or no vacation. Others pet sit on a daily basis while their client is at work. Still others only have to visit the pet once or twice during the day to walk them and let the our to use the bathroom.

It is important to remember that even the nicest pet can become upset and mean in the presence of other animals. Make sure that if you decide to take on more then one families pets that the all the families involved know, and their pets get along.

Advertise this business at your local pet store, vet, or along a dog walking path. You may also want to consider placing an ad in the local paper as well.

Broadband for Your Business

If you have a small business and work from home on a computer, you should look into a broadband internet connection for your business. Broadband internet connections can not only save you time and money but can also allow you to add many great features that are broadband specific. Here are some tips.

If you have a home office or small business, you should look into broadband internet. There are two main types of broadband internet services; DSL and cable. DSL broadband is sold and serviced through the phone company and delivers fast communications usually from 256KB to about 1.5 MB download speed. Cable is even faster delivering from about 1.5 to 5MB of download speed.

Both services are about the same price ranging from $30 to about $50 depending on where you live and the service provider. Most of the time, many residents or businesses only have access to one type of service or the other, so that is the deciding factor for what they choose.

The great part about having broadband for your business is that you can surf the net and download large files with ease. For instance, it might take you 20 minutes to download a 5 MB file with a dial up connection, where it would only take you a minute on a cable modem.

Another great reason for broadband is that you can add great services such as (VOIP) voice over internet protocol which allows you to make phone calls over the internet. Dial up modems are much to slow. VOIP can save you plenty of money each month on your phone bill. If you have a small home business, you can usually get a tax break for the service that you use for your business. So if you have a small home business, upgrade it with a broadband internet connection.