8 06 09

How many books, articles, newsletters and informational pieces does it take to create a successful business? to create a successful affiliate marketer? To create a successful ????

None, not really. You can read everything that comes your way, overload on information and get no where fast. Spending money on the latest, hottest book means nothing if you just read it and let it collect dust.

How many dust collectors do you need?

My library is relatively small right now. So is the list of people I will pay for their information, or link to their blogs. Becoming a discerning, educated consumer takes some work, you do need to read a few books to get the feel for what it is you need to help create the path that fits.

Today I want to share one of those resources with you. Recently I decided to go through and do some spring cleaning of my book marks. One of those tasks that have kept getting put off because it was not important, but it really is since I decided to get more involved in my online life. The first step is reviewing some of the programs that I signed up with to be an affiliate.

One of the programs is the tall banner on the side of this page, just scroll down. It is Link Share, some of the larger names use their services to market their products. I decided rather than signing up for some of the pages that give you an opportunity to become a member and save shopping from their merchants, that I could do my own and earn as well as save. You can too, plus earn from those who join you. So I am inviting you to join me in pursuing a better income to create a greater life. You can start with Link Share, it is free to join. Pick the programs you want to represent, add links to your blog, web page or where ever you choose to put them. Link Share offers programs like ShopNBC, Tiger Direct for your computer needs, or try stores like David’s Cookies. Choose banners, text links for email signatures, banners to include in your web page, or use RSS subscription links available with some merchants.

Get started today and build your affiliate income now.

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3 06 09

Spend the day at the beach if you want, go on a vacation, or take an extra long lunch break with your kids at the park! It’s no secret that working from home gives entrepreneurs the freedom to choose their own hours, avoid commuting each day, and have the potential to make more income than a “9 to 5” job. But one of the greatest risks with operating an online business is that your income can greatly fluctuate, especially if you are unfamiliar with search engine optimization. When there’s not enough time or expertise to market your business online, outsourcing is the very best option! Contracting out SEO experts brings you the best of both worlds:

  • No training to worry about which keeps you doing what you do best
  • High-quality services that are guaranteed to promote your business

First, let’s look at one major expense of running an online business: search engine optimization. You may all of the motivation in the world to learn what you can about good SEO and how to get your site to the top of the search engine rankings. But managing this takes you away from running your business. However, with outsourcing you eliminate the learning curve involved in getting up to speed with link building, social networking, and keyword optimization. Your team of qualified SEO people can handle it efficiently, effectively, and with the best results because that’s what they’re good at! Look for providers that have had years of experience (and the positive feedback to prove it) so you’re sure they provide superior services to their clients.

The next advantage to outsourcing is that you can choose exactly the services you need to build your traffic. Take, for example, an online store with 3 employees: the owner, his wife, and a stock person. The owner of this company may be an expert at establishing vendor relations and controlling the financial aspects of the business, while his wife handles customer service and their stock person packs and ships the products out. But how about marketing their business online? With an online-based outsourcing service, SEO professionals are standing by to provide these valuable services. People like SEO marketing experts, social media professionals, and webmasters can be hired “by-the-project” or on an on-going basis.

When an SEO professional is needed to get more exposure for your Web site, why not outsource? You’ll gain the best reward for running an online business… more traffic to your site and more sales! With outsourcing, no matter what type of SEO improvements you need, you can hire the same quality services without having to hire your employees in-house. Now, your business can be even more profitable from home while outsourced SEO specialists are working hard for you from the comfort of their homes!

About the author: Nicole Munoz is the owner of Start Ranking Now. She is an SEO Outsourcing, Link Building, and Social Media Expert. She also conducts SEO training in San Diego to other entrepreneurs and Internet marketing professionals.

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21 04 09

I am grateful for Akismet because the comments that I do not find beneficial get caught before they can be posted. Then I can peruse them and decide if they are beneficial to you my readers. Hence this note.

There are more spam comments than beneficial comments. What I mean by spam are blatant advertising, pushing a website that has nothing to do with my blog or gibberish a mix of alpha, numerical and symbols. The latter I do not understand because the links are nonsense and go nowhere. The advertisements do not get published because they have nothing to do with the blog content I publish either.

Comment etiquette states that you should make comments that are relevant to the post, your signature and links get published with your comment so there is no reason to force an advertisement. Not only that but you breed contempt among the bloggers where you force your ads. I know I am not alone when I state this and tell you that if it is a blatant advertisement it will not get published.

I prefer that your comment ads to what I write, informs my readers and inspires them to make further comments. I write to inspire discussions, gain outside information and reviews. Even when I am writing about my latest discovery.

When I visit your site or blog you will find that I am more than willing to make my comments substantive rather than “Great blog!” We know our blogs are great, I am speaking for bloggers everywhere, that is why we have them. Well, that and to keep you the reader informed, entertained and inspired.

Please, know I appreciate your advertising efforts and look in the side links under training and you will find several resources that can help you learn to market your sites. Also, my contact page is filling up with other sites where I have great success in marketing and gaining input from others.

Great success today, many blessings. And Thank you very much for taking the time to visit.

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10 04 09

I have been taking the SEO training free from WebCEO. Once I complete my certification will be posted here. The training gives all the information you could ever hope for in one place about Google, Yahoo, MSN, and other key points in regards to search engine marketing.

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No other SEO software offers so much for free.

There is no obligation to upgrade ever, it is not a trial software, it is fully operational and free. Do not believe me, go check it out for yourself.

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20 02 09

There is not much I do not find easy, fairly simple and intriguing. I developed an attitude of intrigue early in life, where everything is a mystery to be solved. I search for the clues and solve the riddle. With the wealth of resources available through the internet I am busy researching and compiling. Especially with completing my college degree, learning how to ferret out the resources to write a successful thesis has been a real challenge.

Now I have taken on the skill of writing as my new challenge. Not that I have not been a good writer, good is not great. Nor is it always an acceptable level for some of the more demanding sites. Since I am not the sort of person who can read directions and the get to work, I have had to do more research to gain an understanding of the style being asked for. Learning to write the way journalists do at Associated Press has been a terrific opportunity. Especially since I do not write generally the way I prefer to read, which I have found very interesting.

School has demanded explanations, so the usual 30 word paragraph does not cut it. Yet writing for content on the web means learning how to write succinctly, being as concise as possible. A contrast in writing styles. Switching gears to ensure that my articles are accepted and then back to ensure that my teachers are grading me on the high side. Both of which I must say appeals to my ego. Rejections do not.

My particular learning style is a read, view examples and then do, a mimic type style. One that cuts the learning time for me to near nothing. For instance you can set me in front of a new piece of software and come back fifteen minutes later and I can teach you how to get around it and master it. Browsing is the best teacher for me. I fall asleep otherwise.

Now here is my point, learning to conduct business on line is not that easy, at least not for me. I have had to delve into many an article, search out examples and then find my style. Finding examples is not easy, you have to pay high prices for them. So I became a freebie junkie, searching for the best content for no money, that is not easy. The other avenue is to earn my way to a particular item, that has worked I must say. It takes some time, but I get there. My library is extensive, I did not realize how much until I decided to clean out some old discs. I found eBooks from six years ago. Some authors I am enamored with, others I cannot wrap my brain around what they are saying.

I will be listing a few titles here and there, check the side bar, some are already listed in the training and business opportunity, with one I really need to earn to get. So help a sister out, will ya. LOL

The path is a terrific one to follow, just not that free of clutter. For someone such as myself finding the way in the mire is not always a clear path. I do come with baggage. Old beliefs that have interfered with developing new ways of thinking. I sometimes wonder if I am an odd duck in the pond or if there is anyone else out there who has difficulty with getting through the information and making sense out of it. Not something I have asked openly or admitted.

It is one thing to read a book and get inspired, very much another to implement the steps on a consistent basis. I had a friend who use to tease me about being ADD (attention deficit disorder), I have to be doing something all the time and then there are times when I have a difficult time focusing on one task at a time. I am a great multitasker most of the time.

This is my journey, I do hope you find something to help you and know that you are not alone on this journey. It takes dedication, commitment and overcoming fear to walk the path less traveled. If it is adventure you seek, then this is it.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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