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The Benefits of Working Online

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Online business has become huge in the relatively short time that the Internet has been around. People in their thirties and late twenties can easily remember a time when the Internet existed only in the minds and laboratories of technological wizards, and computers were firmly rooted in the one place - both figuratively and literally. Now with the advent of laptop computers and WiFi technology, you can surf the Internet just about anywhere - even on a cell phone so small you could fit it in your mouth if you really wanted to. The importance of the Internet to business [...]

Website Dos and Don’ts

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
When setting up a website for Internet business there are a few things that need to be kept in mind at all times. Certain dos and don's like these can be the difference between success and failure, and are the reason that many companies outsource their Internet work to real experts. The Internet is a serious business tool, and incorrect use of it can drive potential customers away. Keep this in mind when it comes to setting up a business website, and get unbiased feedback on it before you "go live". It may take a bit of time, and may [...]

Website No-Nos

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Setting up a website in order to bring business into your company is an essential step in the present day. Even from watching advertisements on television or picking up a magazine you can see that, alongside the bullet-point information in the ads, there is almost invariably a URL for the company website. The Internet is a serious business tool for the biggest companies, and the smaller companies use it too as it is often cheaper and more effective than going ahead with simple old fashioned business practices. Advertising, for one thing, costs a lot more in print and in public [...]

Getting a Website

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
In order to make money and become successful in Internet business, the first thing that you will absolutely need - after the obvious computer - is a decent website. It is easy to recognize the companies who are not on the ball with internet business, because their websites look unprofessional and old. When the internet revolution started all those years ago, web pages were simple text on a screen, with possibly a little bit of color and graphics if the webmaster was experienced. Now, with technology improving by the day, a basic website is not generally acceptable in business. Information [...]

Use What You Have At Your Disposal

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Starting up in business used to necessitate an incredible amount of ground work. You had to find premises. You had to source materials and buy necessary items. You had to get any number of clearances before you could go ahead and even begin to trade. It was a major reason why innovative people with ideas and a work ethic were lost to the world of business - the initial outlay and the potential loss from not having a steady income was too big a risk. The Internet has beautifully democratized the world of business, and as a result people with [...]

Work to Your Strengths

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
In order to make money from the Internet, all you often need is a strength - a selling point that sets you apart from the majority of people. There are other things that will boost your chances of adding to your bank balance. Being a sound business mind includes things such as knowing how to sell, setting a price that will attract customers while not leaving you short. There is some trial and error involved in setting a price, but instinctively you will have an idea what is fair, and some quick research will tell you what comparable businesses are [...]

Promotion Sites

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Promoting your business is something that will generally be important if you want to bring in customers and make a success of it. There are numerous ways of doing this, some of which are expensive and others which, as a matter of relief to the person looking to get a business up and running quickly and on a budget, are free of charge. Free promotion of a business has its drawbacks compared to when paying for it - it is less direct and will not be as prominent. On the other hand however, there are clear upsides to free advertising. [...]

Promotion is Important

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
There have been people - many people - who have set up a website for their business and sat back expecting it to become lucrative immediately. While the Internet has made business a lot easier for the individual with the intellectual capital to make it happen, there is little scope for making money without investing time and effort. However, compared to setting up a High Street business, the Internet can deliver results for a relatively small outlay on your behalf. An advertising budget makes things easier - no-one would ever deny that - but it is certainly not essential. A [...]

Blogging for a Living

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Online blogging sites such as WordPress and Blogger are now a major tool for savvy Internet entrepreneurs to make money quickly. Although there has been some criticism of the "blogosphere" - as some people will insist on calling it - for being a window on a world of moaning teenagers, the simple truth of the matter is that not only are many blogs a more reliable news source than the mass media, they also present the budding businessperson with a way to get money coming through the door quickly. All it requires is a bit of thought, an idea and [...]