How does oil & dirt get washed away with soap?
We use soap each day in our lives in the form of detergents, shampoo, shower crème, hand soap or bar soap. We are so used to using soap that we rarely stop and wonder how this wonderful compound manages to help us clean ourselves day after day. Have...
Searching For A Federal Job
Many years ago searching for a federal job was a long, complicated and drawn out process. Today, it has been become far less complex and is now just a three-step process. Finding a federal job used to be accomplished through postings in a government...
Google Loosing Fan Base?
"Nothing last forever but the Earth and sky." - from Dust in the Wind by Kansas.
Google has spent the last year evolving from a search engine to a giant media corporation. At birth Google was worried about only one thing, search - and that...
What's Wrong With Your Promotions ?
How many times have you been frustrated with your promotion efforts online ?
Let's face it...most folks working online are amateurs when it comes to promotion. They simply don't come to the internet prepared with the tools, experience and...
A Novel Free-For All Idea
Almost anyone who has tried submitting to free-for-all sites will say that they are no longer worth the effort as a traffic generating tool.
Automated FFA submissions to "millions" of sites are also not that useful as most of these sites are...
8 Tips to Increase Response in Email
Opt in email marketing is no different than normal direct marketing in that small simple changes will increase your response and success. These tips will help with both plain text and html email:
1. Personalize- "A persons name is still the...
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Improve Your Jewelry Sales with a Little Market Research
Would you like to find out which of your jewelry designs are likely to be good sellers before you invest a lot of time and money developing them?
Before going into large-scale production of your newest design (or developing an entire jewelry...
How to Shop Around for the Cheapest Mortgage Rates and deals Online
Before you start shopping around for a mortgage, you need to establish exactly what you want so that you do not waste your time looking at deals that will not save you money. You should also learn how to compare mortgages or choose what features of...
How To Realistically Set Your Fees - Part 4
Effect Of Bad Debts So far, we have covered the major factors involved in setting your fee structure. We have set a realistic number of billable hours, calculated the effect of expenses and taken into account the cost of a benefit package. ...
Small Business Grants - Tips from the Pros
Every business starts with an idea or a dream. To implement this idea or to turn your dream in to reality you require finance. A grant supports the business ideas and turns the dreams of an entrepreneur in to reality.
There are many types of...
How To Realistically Set Your Fees - Part 3
Effect of Benefits We have previously examined realistic billable hours and the effect of business expenses on your hourly rate. Now we'll look at the effect of benefits. Once upon at time, when we were employed, we received a benefits...
Use Product Research to Position Yourself as the Expert
You have an idea for a new product or service, want to get feedback from prospects and position your firm as the experts. How do you do this when you haven’t ever provided the particular service or sold the product?
Let’s say you are in...
Tackle a Newsletter and Come out on Top
Unlike any other marketing vehicle, newsletters give you the opportunity to contact your audience and convey your expertise in a way that offers value and information. Newsletters provide a reason -- and a structure -- to maintain ongoing...
Affiliates Go To School!
It has been said that only 2% of affiliate marketers ever make any “real” money from their efforts. The rest struggle and flounder as they see most of their efforts fail. Rather like master archers hitting the bull’s-eye each time while the rest...
How to Sell Your Products Without Competition
Selling your products at shows can be difficult when you have a lot of competition. Although some show organizers are careful to have a good mix of vendors, it's not uncommon for other shows to have 20% or more of the booths filled with vendors in...