Rabu, 01 Mei 2013

Creating a Revenue Generating Membership Site

If you're interested in creating an income online, then chances are you've been doing a little research and you've heard that the new type of website that is producing money and growing in popularity is the membership site. This type of site is one of the best ways to make money online.
It is a website like other sites but differs in that you specialize in a certain topic and have quality information regarding that particular topic and will let readers have access to that topic for a certain membership fee or in some cases just for signing up and letting you send them information to their email.
These people pay you a recurring fee either on a monthly, bi monthly, bi-yearly, or yearly basis. If you continue to add valuable information to the site these people will remain members to your site thereby creating passive and recurring revenue for you. These same people may even promote your site and cause others to join as well.
What Kind of Information Works on a Membership Site?
Whether you know it or not you are a specialist in some field, and when you have a wealth of knowledge in a certain area, you usually just tell your friends and maybe your family so they can "ooohh and aaaaaaaaahh" at your accomplishments (this usually happens about once a year at Christmas time), or you can turn that knowledge into revenue. So if you are an expert in Karate, Baking Chocolate chip cookies, chauffeuring the kids around town, or even reading novels, you can make money with that knowledge by creating a membership site that caters to people that  are looking for an expert in the field.
The problem is that when you start a website in your field of expertise and don't really understand the basics of internet marketing then you are setting yourself up for failure and you might as well not have even started in the first place. That's why it is important to do your research and learn about internet marketing before embarking on your membership site.
The first thing you should do is find out everything you can about starting a membership site. Read about other successful membership sites and what they did to make their site a success.
After all you are already an expert in the area you are targeting and that is the most important part, but most people forget the second part to being a successful membership site owner, and that is to become an expert in the field and learn how to market yourself online. For example, did you know you can offer your members free eBooks they can download, or a free newsletter. Actually they are not really free because the member is paying his fee, plus you can market other affiliate products on the site or through the newsletter and companies will pay you a commission for selling their products.
Why are Membership Sites Hot?
Imagine if you charge $10 per month for each new member and you add 30 new members a month, that's one new member a day. This means you earn $300 the first month and $600 the second month and $900 the third month and your revenue just keeps increasing. Now imagine if you had two more membership sites?
You get the idea! This is why membership sites are so hot among Internet marketers. Plus you can add more profit on top by adding affiliate marketing products, etc, etc.
Consumers Love Membership Sites
Not only are membership sites hot with Internet marketers but consumers like them as well. They get all the information they need on a particular topic without having to do endless searches on the Internet. It is much more convenient and easier for them.
All in all membership sites are a win – win situation for everyone. You get the sales you need, the passive income you need and the member gets the information he or she knows.

Projecting and Running a Membership Website

Tools –

We all need tools to manage our websites effectively and accurately. When we have the right tools it makes it easy to manage our web pages, content, customers, and other fine necessities that come along with Internet business and marketing. Many communities are realizing how valuable tools are to them and value their importance. Now they are running a membership website so to have the best tools possible. With the membership website tools, they can manage their projects and use finance features to stay updated with their cash flow.

Using membership websites make it possible to calculate commissions for payouts on affiliate and partnership contracts. With the right tools, the community running a membership website can send invoices, payments, and refunds with ease. Reporting is easy as well. Inventory is easy to keep track of with the membership websites.

Membership websites offer you a software system that gives you the simple solutions for managing and training your websites. It makes it easy to update your information. Your staff will have no problem. The upside with running a membership website is that you do not have to worry about installing software. The sites are run online. You will have 24/7 access to serve your membership program.

When Mr. Colin R. Brown designed the first membership website, he accomplished one of the most amazing tasks in history. The developer and founder of LCT (Learning Center Technology) integrated the right vertical system by Syncnet in 1995. One of the most recent membership suites released was the EBIZ. This single membership website tool can actually run virtually all of your business.

Customers themselves are based in various parts of the world. Some of the companies now using EBIZ include the University of Louisville, University of Utah, African Study Associations, Clockwork National Association of Certified Valuations Analysts, ten 180 and the list goes on. American Physical Therapy Association, Author Carol Tuttle, and various others are running a membership website with EBIZ.

EBIZ does not clown. It offers you everything you need to keep your business running smoothly. What you will need to start running a membership website is someone who is capable of designing your web pages. This someone will need to know basic HTML language. You will need to have completely written your web content or have almost written the content to have it turned into a stand—up, eye-popping turnaround with membership website tools.

You can then use software from the membership website vendors to convert your web content into groundbreaking news that almost every Internet traveling marketer will want to read. (Well, I guess that is a hang-up of mine; I got caught up in the game. Maybe not almost every Internet traveling marketer , but at least your clientele, prospective members, and so forth)

You will need to follow through with running a membership website from start to finish. Keep in mind that building a website of any sort can become quite costly. Web site developers often charge anywhere from $1000 and up. Some designers charge up to 50 grand. You want the design to stand out in the crowd however so that your members will hang tough. One of the valuable tools that comes with the membership website is the customer check which helps you to prepare your business. You will have easy forms to read and answer E-learning questions.

Selasa, 30 April 2013

Making Money with Articles: Ease Into It

Making money with articles can be fairly easy for anyone. If you are a quick learner and great reader, then you can learn everything you need to know right from the Internet without any previous training needed. This is probably the best fact about niche website Internet marketing.

If you are new to the business, your best bet is to ease into it. If you jump in before you know what you are doing, you have a good chance of losing money and having nothing to show for it. There are several things that you need to make sure you know how to do before you begin creating your first site.

•    Create your own great articles or hire someone to do it for you
•    Optimize your website for search engines
•    Find reliable web hosting
•    Pick a catchy URL
•    Create a small site that is easy to navigate, have one created for you, or pay to use a What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) website builder.

Making Money with Articles: Becoming an Affiliate

If you can either write articles or have the promotion and marketing knowledge to publicize articles that others write, becoming an affiliate for several companies may be a great way for you to generate a good income right from your own home. You can do this by receiving part of the revenue off of sales that the company gets from people who "click through" from your website via the company's links that are placed on your pages.

Since you will be promoting a product or service, you will need a killer sales pitch and website content to get your readers interested in the product, convince them that they cannot live without the product, and to keep them coming back to your website time and time again for more recommendations and your useful content, which will get them clicking on your links once again. Although many affiliate companies only give you money off of the first sale you make from each customer, you have the option of promoting a good range of companies so that you can still make a profit off of your returning customers.

If you cannot write this kind of content of your own, there are many ways to pick up free or paid content to place on your affiliate website. There are many reasons why paying for such articles would be to your advantage. First, you will be able to tell the writer exactly what you want, what product you are trying to sell, and what direction they can go in to keep your readers interested and informed. On the other hand, when you search for free content, you are limited to what is already out there. Secondly, you will own the copyright to this content. That means that no one else can reuse it without your consent. If you opt for free content, you will be sharing that content with an unknown amount of other affiliate websites, plus the original author will be able to place their byline at the bottom of the article which could result in them stealing your traffic.

There are many products that have nice affiliate commission rates for those who know how to pre-sale their product and deliver click through customers who are ready to buy. As long as you choose to promote a product or service that can be very useful to a wide variety of people, then pre-selling your chosen company may not be that hard at all. The key in this situation may likely be getting those customers to your website so that they have a chance to see your recommendations and click on your affiliate links.

Sabtu, 27 April 2013

Decentralizing IT

For decades, the classic model of how a business organizes its computer services department was to establish a separate IT department with an independent management structure which may extend all the way to the executive suite. Over the years, the autonomy of that centralized IT function took on almost mythic proportions and in some cases resulted in abusive attitudes and ways of doing business that almost gave the impression that the business existed to serve the IT department rather than the other way around.

This was a particularly prevalent model when all business computer processing was done by a large centralized mainframe computer, usually made by IBM. These mega computers are and were expensive and complicated to program and operate which dictated that to be successful, a business had to keep on staff a small army of computer specialists, many of whom seemed to speak an entirely different language and come from a different culture than those in the rest of the business.

This was a natural and necessary business paradigm under the circumstances when "big iron" ruled the IT community. However, the last several decades have seen changes to how IT gets its business done. First was the introduction of smaller, powerful systems driven by operating systems like UNIX that were capable of great efficiencies that challenged the supremacy of the mainframe in business.

The movement toward network computing which was a natural business evolution to facilitate greater data access and to build stronger communications between spread out departments in the business world further eroded the need for one centralized powerful computer operated by a select few who spoke a cryptic language. Network computing started the process of democratizing computing power in the business world. With the new dominance of the internet and the need to take the business paradigm into cyberspace, the business model of decentralized data processing has taken on new meaning and importance.

In many businesses, the final stage of IT decentralization has begun to become a reality. By locating centers of operations and development authority and responsibility directly at the department level, the efficiencies of IT decentralization have become possible at every level of the business.

This trend in locating department specific applications along with the computing resources to support them to the department level is a significant change to the business culture. Not only do the departments who benefit from those applications take ownership over the operation of those computing systems, programming and development resources will be become part of the department structure as well.

For example, if the HR department has a suite of applications that are used to tracking payroll, benefits, etc., that application will be placed completely under the authority of HR. As such, areas of authority that were formerly the sole responsibility of IT such as systems analysis, development, programming and computer operations will become part of the HR management structure. As a result, each department develops an ability to converse in IT terminologies which results in a higher IT awareness across the business that is healthy for long-term analysis of needs and resources to meet those needs.

This is not to say that new problems and challenges do not come along with the decentralization of IT. Some IT issues must be addressed at a global level because they impact the business as a whole. So there is still need for a CIO and some high level IT controls to which each of the departmentalized systems must be accountable.

Further, the issue of systems integration and finding synergies between systems to maximize the efficiency of systems becomes more difficult when each department operates its own IT operation. If each department owns and operates its own hardware and network, communications across the business are challenged and there is a higher chance that underutilization of systems will be a result. Quality control at the systems administration level is more difficult because systems administrators may be answerable only to the department level more so than to the business in general.

These organizational issues must be resolved at a high level so the transition from a centralized to decentralized way of doing business can be successful. But the rewards of putting computing power at the department level outweigh the risks of failure and justify the effort that will go with such a large change to the corporate culture.


Business goes to Cyberspace

It is a well known axiom of doing business in any industry that those who do not stay in step with the times will be those companies that eventually die out. There is no place where that truism is more evident than in the way that companies in virtually every business sector are finding to integrate an internet marketing strategy with their traditional communications and to provide the public with an internet "presence" to supplement their public profiles in other venues.

Of course, the value of the internet for sales and promotions has been well known in the industries that service the youth markets and for the companies dealing with entertainment and the arts. Because the internet is in virtually every home and even now on hand held devices of every description, the access it gives to reach a target market are phenomenal.

This explosion of an entirely new marketing model has introduced the world of business to entirely new paradigms of marketing and new ways to achieve greater market penetration and sales. And so any business who has had to get out on cyberspace to keep up with the competition has already had to learn a whole new vocabulary that has grown up around the internet marketing phenomenon. Now terms like "Search Engine Optimization", "Auto responders" and "Viral Marketing" become important and powerful tools to any business that wants to tap the power of the internet to increase sales.

The second wave of businesses that, perhaps reluctantly, ventured out into cyberspace were traditional retail business that you would not associate with cyberspace at all. This includes sport teams, restaurants and even retail giants such as Wal-Mart and Border's Book Stores. In fact, the wave of change in how products and services are sold has been so rapid that entire market niches have been virtually revolutionalized by internet sales techniques. Book and music outlets have been virtually hard hit as a large percentage of their customers have abandoned the "brick and mortar" sales outlets entirely to use the more convenient tools of internet shopping.

This has made it tough on some retailers to keep up. For the "mom and pop" business, the change has been particularly devastating. Already small, home grown businesses were struggling to compete with the giant mega-stores like Wal-Mart to keep their loyal clientele coming back. Add to that the migration of customers to the internet and the need for change just to stay in business became even more urgent.

But even businesses who do not depend on marketing at all have seen the need to build and maintain a well functioning business web site so they will have a "face" in cyberspace. In the modern marketplace, the consumer will go to the internet first to find out about a company and it's goods and services. This has turned traditional ways of connecting with existing and new customers upside down entirely.

The good news is that these rapid changes in how modern markets work have made the business world more diverse, more able to adjust to changing business dynamics and more open to the creative and innovative minds that have always been the real life blood of the business world. And, ironically, it is often the small business that is most capable of making rapid changes to its online presence and ways to doing things.

In that the internet is a phenomenally dynamic place, new ways of reaching our customers change almost annually. Where one year a simple web page may have been sufficient, soon we had to have chat rooms, MySpace pages and YouTube compatibility. Any business that sees these changes as chances to do something new and exciting with their business will be the companies that thrive in this modern world. And, as always, those who do not thrive with change will be destined to be made obsolete by it.


Kamis, 18 April 2013

The Technique to Choose Appropriate Commercial Litigation Lawyers for Your Company

Ever required some sort of commercial litigation lawyers for settling some related matters of your company?

If you own a company or an organization then there certain circumstances which may lead you to seek some legal advice from commercial litigation solicitors in regard to certain issues concerning your business venture. But before approaching that perfect lawyer for your organization, how will become ensure for the fact that the one you are going to hire will be the best one for your company?
Yes, it is a bit of tough task because there a number of lawyers available but not all are specialized in handling cases concerning commercial litigation. So you are required to devote some of your quality time in finding and sorting out the best lawyers available in the town those who have a good level of experience in handling and solving cases involving commercial litigation. While going to search for the lawyers who can best serve your purpose, you need to identify those law firms that provide help and support to specialized matters related to your category and filed of business. You can seek the help of other industry experts or may even approach the online method of searching through the internet.

After you find some quality commercial solicitors related to your field of business, you need to have personal sessions with each of them in regard to the experience they possess in handling such sort of cases. What are their success rates? What approximately time frame will be required to solve and sort out the matter? What are the monetary matters that will be involved during the on-going process of the case? What are the organizations for which they have previously worked for? What is the lawyer’s field of expertise?

You need to get clear cut answers to each of the above asked questions while having personal sessions with the solicitors. You need to know the fact that it is you who is appointing the commercial litigation lawyers for the some cases related to your business organization and so you have every right to verify the quality of the lawyer before ensuring and finalizing his/her contract with the company. Another important thing that the lawyer needs to provide for before proceeding with the case is a brief outline or a blueprint about the basic ways they will take for in order to handle the case.

Always remember that the lawyer who will honestly work for your welfare of the organization will not only handle the case with utmost sincerity and support but also will guide and advice you on the various legal steps and approaches that will be coming in the way while the legal process continues.