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How The Web Really Works

Posted on March 2, 2010 8:00 AM

I meet two kinds of entrepreneurs at conferences. The first are the people hoping to get rich quick. They listen to the speakers and they make notes but what they're really hoping is that someone will let slip a giant secret that will enable them to make a huge sack of cash. Their aim is to retire within a year and spend the rest of their life on the beach. Those are the people who... Continue Reading

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How to Make Money Online

Posted on March 1, 2010 6:01 AM

What is the most frequently asked question that I receive, so often that I can expect to hear it daily from one source or another? "How do I make money online?" I get asked via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google Buzz. I get asked via forms on my web sites. I get asked on my blog. Clearly, this is a question people want answered. But they don't want the same old answers. They don't... Continue Reading

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Are You in the Top One Percent?

Posted on February 24, 2010 11:52 PM

The world is changing. But you don't need me to tell you that. The Internet of today is a far cry from the one I launched my first site on fifteen years ago. Technology has made major advances, meeting needs of many, and exposing other needs yet to be met. Just in the past few years, the way we market products and services online has changed. Continue Reading

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They Have Questions. You Have Answers.

Posted on February 18, 2010 7:47 AM

If you are an expert in your niche, there are those who will seek out your wisdom. Your blog is a great place to share your knowledge. Provide value for your readers and you are more likely to be bookmarked and earn repeat visits. Keep providing value and you'll find yourself with raving fans. The same thing goes for social media sites. Twitter, Facebook and others provide many opportunities to share your expertise. But your... Continue Reading

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Is Google Buzz the Twitter Killer?

Posted on February 11, 2010 10:55 AM

The Internet playing field is up for grabs with a few key players vying for positioning. Bing is gunning for Google. Twitter is gunning for Facebook. And Google is gunning for... well, everyone. Google has attempted to gain market share in the social media space in the past. Orkut never caught on in the United States, though I hear it does well in some countries. And Google Wave is interesting, but not easily accessible for... Continue Reading

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10 Ways to NOT Be My Facebook Friend

Posted on February 4, 2010 10:46 AM

How did Facebook ever get to be so big? Honestly, the site is chock full 'o so much garbage that it has become the new MySpace. But beyond all the stupid vampire and zombie games, there is a solid social media site that can be useful for businesses. For over a year, I have peaked at my 5000 friend limit. However, people close their accounts or unfriend me from time to time. So I've always... Continue Reading

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Starting an Online Business with Just $100

Posted on February 3, 2010 1:14 AM

One of the most frequently asked questions that seems to surface again and again is "How do I start an online business with very little money?" Unlike brick and mortar businesses that frequently require retail or office space, inventory of products and an in-house staff, an online business can be run from home with no inventory and outsourced staff. This entry will lay out the absolute bare essentials needed to start your own online business... Continue Reading

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So What Are Blogs For?

Posted on January 21, 2010 8:00 AM

When blogs first came out, no one really knew what they were for. They were supposed to be diaries, but diaries are meant to be private so why put them online? And if you did put one online, why would anyone want to read it? And if someone did want to read it, how you could earn money from those viewers? Continue Reading

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Using Communications To Create A Community

Posted on December 22, 2009 8:00 AM

Internet marketing isn't about technology. It's never been about technology. The computers and the Internet, the multimedia uploads, webinars and ebooks are all just a means to an end. They're tools for transferring information from one place to another. The revolution that has allowed us to build online businesses, even from our living rooms, garages and bedrooms, isn't a technological revolution. We've just enjoyed the benefits of those changes. It's a community revolution. Continue Reading

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GameDock is Coming! Multiplayer gaming on the iPhone

Posted on November 20, 2009 1:09 PM

Our iPhone development team is responsible for some great apps in the iTunes app store. iVote Mobile was in the first batch of 500 apps that were released in the app store when it first went live in Summer of 2008. Last holiday season, iFart took the world by storm. It has gone on to become one of the most frequently mentioned iPhone apps in the world. Our team was among the first to develop... Continue Reading

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Improve Your Clickthrough Rates

Posted on November 10, 2009 8:00 AM

Creating a successful Internet business is all about bringing in users and turning them into cash. The more of those users you can convert, the more money you'll make. Your clickthrough rate - the percentage of users who click on an ad - is a measure of your ability to convert your users. A good website will have a clickthrough rate (or CTR) of around 3 percent. Or to put it another way, even a... Continue Reading

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TweetGlide

Posted on October 28, 2009 7:36 AM

Hardly a day goes by that I don't hear about a new Twitter app, web tool or other utility created to make the use of Twitter easier or more interesting. It's pretty hard to keep up with them. And it's pretty rare that I endorse a tool or app. Just as I wait to see new sites pick up steam before jumping on board, I usually don't start using new tools until they demonstrate widespread... Continue Reading

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Don't Buy This Product. You Won't Use It!

Posted on October 12, 2009 3:49 PM

Everywhere I go, people ask me how they can make money online. Every time I show up at a conference, I am swamped with people interested in owning their own Internet business. My Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts receive contact from people on a regular basis. Emails, tweets and submitted forms are always asking what tips I can provide for those who want to learn my strategies. Yes, even my email box is regularly under... Continue Reading

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Become The Ruler Of Your Twitter Watercooler

Posted on October 9, 2009 8:00 AM

Twitter isn't the only microblogging service on the Web. It's not even the best microblogging service on the Web. In Twitter Power, I describe a number of sites that also let members post short notes to tell friends and followers what they're up to. Plurk, for example, is alive and kicking, and it looks great. It has neat icons, a clever, horizontal timeline and all sorts of add-ons and gizmos that make it look a... Continue Reading

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