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Web site strategy: Buy or Goodbye
The first popular strategy for e-business websites we are about to discuss could also be described as a "Sale Focused". The vastly known description to that kind of online presence is "mini-sale-site". I wouldn't support that description as I don't think it is complete enough. The term "mini" usually refers to a one-two-three page website, the only purpose of which is to sell some product/service. I should put here a big "BUT". On the contrast to that meaning, I could give you numerous examples of content rich websites with two to three pages of 5-10 power articles and a site that consists of 20-50 pages of blatant sales letters.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-31
 
Make Marketing Mania & Money on the Internet
If you have a product or services for sale, you've probably tried all the traditional forms of marketing -- brochures, flyers, business cards, ads, public speaking appearances -- and you've probably had less than stunning results.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-31
 
One Click from Departure: An insider’s guide to retaining your website visitors
Call me a cynic, but I'm astounded at the number of firm's that after having invested a significant amount of time and money to develop a successful web site are then willing to forfeit the very element that brought them their success in the first place, if you had guessed I'm talking about their traffic - you're right. With the explosive expansion of the web, and an ever growing proliferation of web sites, the ability of sites to a) Attract Visitors and b) Retain Visitors is of greater significance now than ever before. Web Traffic has become a commodity, bought, sold, traded and brokered for "pennies per click" by firms looking to promote their client's goods, services or causes to the very same demographic profiles that make your web site successful in its own right.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-30
 
5 Simple Tips to Boost Your Website Sales
It's the holiday season and it looks like it will be another year of increasing purchases by online shoppers. How would you like to do a few simple things to your website that will boost your conversion of lookers into customers? And it will only take you a few minutes to put into action. Well read on... In a recent survey by Ispo-Reid, online shoppers where asked what their top concerns were when purchasing online. The top five were as follows;
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-23
 
Are You Ready To Froogle?
Google has recently introduced a "beta" version of their "Froogle" online shopping search engine. Unlike their well-known search service, Froogle attempts to provide a searchable index of online merchandise catalogs. In this short article, I'll describe what Froogle offers searchers, how online merchants can participate, and offer a few simple tips to make the most of this new search engine.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-20
 
3 Tips to Reduce your Advertising Costs
Advertising costs are a bitter pill to swallow for many small businesses. Many businesses rely on advertising to keep customer traffic up, but the cost of a continuous advertising presence can be overwhelming for some small business owners especially in today's sluggish economy. Here are 3 tips to help you reduce your advertising costs while maintaining your advertising effectiveness.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-18
 
Want to Keep Your Customers? Sign Them Up for a Service Contract!
With loyalty programs and other customer retention initiatives popping up everywhere these days, many small business owners ask themselves the question "What should I be doing to retain my clients?" Since you don't have the resources to launch a brand new loyalty program for your business, you may not be able to compete toe-to-toe with the expensive loyalty programs offered by large companies to draw customers in and keep them, such as "AirMiles" programs. However, there is one thing you can do. Sign your customers up for life today using Service Contracts.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-13
 
An Overlooked Advertising Opportunity For Web Publishers
When you have an online business you need to utilize every possible avenue of advertising and promotion. As I sign up for more ezines and discussion groups, I am finding numerous publishers are overlooking a very effective and fr~e advertising opportunity. After I sign up for an ezine or email discussion group, I await the welcome letter for guidelines and to learn a bit more about the ezine/website/webmaster. Too often all I get in the welcome letter is the standard default letter. No personal welcome, no introductions, no links to check out and no email.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-12
 
All About Froogle: Getting Listed + Froogle Data Feed
The Froogle Concept: Froogle takes the power of the Google search and applies it to almost all the products available on the internet. For consumers, Froogle shortens the distance between the keyboard and the product they're searching for. Visit Froogle and type "dog collar." Froogle presents a list of dog collar photographs, brief descriptions, prices, and links to each site that sells dog collars. Now, who's that at number one for dog collars? Let the Froogle optimization begin.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-12
 
Why this is the perfect time to start charging for website subscriptions
If you're a writer, researcher, subject matter expert, enthusiastic hobbyist, or an authority on almost any topic, there has never been a better time to start your own subscription website or online newsletter. And if you're already publishing a hobby website, now is the ideal time to convert at least a portion of the content to fee-paid access.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-11
 
7 Online Marketing Tips I Wish I Had Known 6 Months Ago
1. The importance of a schedule and staying focused. Keeping on task: Schedule promotions Plan and make a task schedule for project ideas. Schedule purchases -- (don't buy on impulse, the offer will still be there in a day or so!) Schedule time -- (remember to schedule time for family members as well :o) Schedule breaks from the computer -- (not just physical breaks, take your mind off your business and have some fun - you'll be more fresh and productive when you go back to work!)
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-11
 
How to Grow Your E-Mail List
Most financial institutions have profitable client relationships they've built over the years. They know how many products their customers own and keep customer contact records. E-commerce strengthens this customer relationship further. It allows you to assess customer interests real-time. It frees up your time for face-to-face relationship-building with your best customers, while not neglecting the rest of your customers.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-11
 
BIO VERSUS RESUME: WHICH PRESENTATION IS BEST TO USE?
Everyone at some time or another must create a presentation to explain his or her experience. For some a bio works best in a given situation while for others a resume is more appropriate. If you're having difficulty discerning which is the most suitable format for your specific needs or when to use which, the following will help you define the best selection.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-10
 
Managing Downtime
Managing downtime requires creativity, which shouldn't be a big problem since all of us are pretty creative. To get your creative energy flowing, here are some tips for managing your downtime. Work on new or existing projects of your own. I would bet a dollar there isn't a freelancer alive who doesn't have some sort of work in progress, such as a book, series of articles yet to find a publisher or other project. Use your downtime to dust one or two off, and get to work!
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-10
 
Mining eMail Gold
The October 2002 Consumer Email Study by DoubleClick revealed some customer preferences that can help you improve your opt-in email marketing results. First, getting your prospect/customer to open the email can be no small task. No matter what you say in your email, if they never open it, it's a lost cause.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-10
 
Share Marketing Costs, Boost Profits
The challenges of the small business owner are well documented. They must battle for market share against larger competitors, run all aspects of their business, and even pay higher rates for advertising and other marketing related expenses. Small businesses generally do not qualify for volume discounts when it comes to buying advertising space or marketing materials, and thus they end up paying higher rates for the same ad space or marketing materials purchased by their corporate counterparts.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-10
 
Networking: Making the Most of Your Connections!
"The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities, and to make the most of one's resources." Vauvenargues Frequently the greatest opportunities and resources available to us sit quietly waiting to be tapped, continuously present, and yet often unrecognizable. What is this greatest of all resources? It is simply our human connections; the people we see every day, the ones we see occasionally and those we meet by chance. Each represents one of the greatest resources known to man but are often overlooked. We are told instead to search for ways to make our businesses grow, bypassing the most important method, which is always right in front of us.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-02
 
How To Build Your Opt-In List FAST
Yes, you can grow an opt-in list that reaches thousands in a very short time. I’ve done it, and now I want to show you how. First, think of how many prospects are seeing your offer to opt-in each day. Then figure how many of them are actually taking the steps to sign-up.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-02
 
Advertising with a Real Life Story
What is a real life story? It is just what it says, a story about the real life of an interesting person. Why can't you be that real life interesting person in your advertising? When you read advertising online, much of it is the same old hype that every other online ad uses. But a real life story set your ad apart from the rest? YES! To be effective, you must create an effective story. Your story is what will keep people reading. And then when you weave your product into the story, it makes a much more compelling ad copy.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-02
 
Essential Internet Business Software
An essential part of running a successful Internet business is quality software. Software will play a major role in your success. You must be willing to invest in the software you'll need to assist you in running your business. Email Program The first and most important software you'll need is a quality email program. Although most Internet Service Providers include email accounts for their customers, these accounts aren't adequate for an Internet business -- especially if you get a large amount of email. Not only do the email addresses contain your ISP's name, but they are also very limited on features and options.
Directory: > eBusiness > eBusiness Tactics
Date: 2002-12-02
 
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