With Bitacle you can organize your homepage with the information that you like to put. Its free, its easy, its fast, is cool. Only with your mouse you can change the place of the boxes, his colour, his font, his items number, his direction and much more.You decide what information like to see, write the XML/RSS URL direction of your source information and configure his design. Create many tabs for more organization of your information also you can do multimedia blog searches in the blog archive and find for text, images, videos and podcasts.The video search helps to find the best videos in internet and allow users to do a sindication to his favourite channels like jokes, soccer or something else. Similar are the characteristics of our images and podcast search.Another very interesting characteristic is that the verified users will be able to do backup of the data of his blog for free. Its like a big free cache of blogs or XML/RSS feed sources. If you write one or more blogs you can sindicate and archive your content in Bitacle this means that you will always have a copy of your archives in a safe place.Soon well add new features to the service, for example: personalized search (you search and we learn of you for improve your listings), channel search (you only search in the webs that you decide), backup data, import/export OPML data and much more.
The Internet is a vast sea of online business opportunities, and if you get lost on that expansive ocean, then youre going to be adrift in the middle without direction and will eventually drown. In "online business" , as well as any other business, really, focus is your compass. If you know who and what youre targeting, youll be able to head straight for it, without getting distracted by the other ports that wont buy what youve got onboard. Here are a few things that you should really focus on in your online business so you wont be set adrift.FOCUS YOUR ONLINE BUSINESS ON A TARGET AUDIENCEBefore you can start marketing your online business, you really need to know who is going to utilize your business. If youre selling something, make sure you know who will want to buy it. If youre operating a blog, make sure you know who is going to read it. Once you know your online businesss target audience, you can begin to market to them. When youre marketing, make sure that you are marketing to your "target audience" . Everyone isnt going to want your product. Thats an unfortunate truth that many business owners refuse to acknowledge, and they eventually sink. If you know who does want your product, then you wont waste time or money marketing to the people who dont. Focusing on a specific, targeted audience can be the difference between success and failure in an online business.FOCUS ON CONTENT COHESION IN YOUR ONLINE BUSINESSMake sure that your online business does not stray away from itself. For example, if you have a site that sells nature photography, dont start selling heavy metal CDs at random. If you feel that heavy metal complements your nature photography well, great. By all means, sell them together. But you have to change both your online business and your marketing strategy so that the nature photography and heavy metal are cohesive and sell together naturally. You have to show, or make clear somehow, the link between the two so that your target audience understands. Likewise, if youre running a more information based online business, like a blog, make sure that your content stays cohesive. If your blog is about fiction writing, then keep it about fiction writing; if it is about music, keep it about music. Again, you can introduce other topics to the blog that you feel complement fiction writing or music, but make sure that the links between subjects are clear. A confused consumer is a hesitant consumer, and hesitation is the first step towards not buying something.FOCUS ON SPECIFIC GOALS FOR YOUR ONLINE BUSINESSAn [*_*] is often the result of a big dream for the future. Without these big dreams, an [*_*] is like a novel without any themes. It may be neat to read, but it has no meaning. Without dreams and big ideas, your [*_*] will fail. But failure is also certain if you get so caught up in that dream that you forget about the day-to-day work that goes with any business. Make specific goals that you want to reach in your [*_*] every day, every week, every month, and focus on meeting those, not on achieving your overall dream. Goals can be met. Focusing on goals gives your [*_*] overall focus. The time to consider your dream is when youre making goals. Absolutely make sure that each goal will lead to the fulfillment of your dream, but focus on the completion of your goals.
What is Fax Broadcasting?As the name suggests, fax broadcasting is distributing a fax or list of faxes out to a large group of contacts in one go. It is also at times referred as fax blasting and bulk faxing. It is an increasingly popular low-cost way to reach out to thousands of businesses who can either be located in ones local community or spread across the globe. Fax broadcasting has some advantages over other communication channels like letters and, in the past decade, emails. For example, e-mails can get deleted and letters can get thrown out un-opened, whereas but broadcasted faxes are tending to get read. Business owners tend to jump-up to read faxes. Fax broadcasting can also be used as a complementary communication channel to reach people that do not readily respond to emails or direct mail.Why Go For "Fax Broadcasting" ?Compared to traditional direct mailing, fax broadcasting, or faxing a personalized document to everyone, is significantly faster, easier and frequently much less expensive. Businesses are not required to print document or buy paper, theres no envelopes to address, or boxes to carry to the post office. You can do away with the labour traditionally needed for a mass mailing. One doesnt need to tie up his/her own fax machine or waste time fiddling with it. Faxes can be sent to one or more recipient lists and deliveries can be tracked in real time. Almost all fax machines used today are capable of receiving and printing readable faxes at 200 dots per inch (dpi), the quality of the fax transmission is largely determined by the sending machine. So sending through customized vendors drastically improves the quality of the document being distributed.Who Can Gain From Fax Broadcasting?Several businesses, who offer a service to sell to other businesses, often look at fax marketing to increase their lead generation. This technology helps them to send high priority communications to many people - customers, vendors, and other contacts, at the same time. Following documents are most commonly distributed using this technology Press releases Newsletters Product Updates Pricing Updates Event Reminders Special Promotions Invitations Daily Rate Sheets Market Players in Fax BroadcastingAt the moment there are several Internet Fax providers who offer competitive rates in this trade. Many vendors offer this service, especially to businesses or organizations that have to send a document to a large group of recipients. Such a big pool of vendors helps a business in getting the best competitive rate for this service. Also, with growing interest in this field, there are new innovations being patented every year.Limitations of Fax BroadcastingIn order to stop spamming, there are several laws in place. You may need to check the laws regarding faxing in your area.As a general rule, you should have a prior contact or business relationship established before sending information. In some countries there are significant penalties for unsolicited faxes that advertise goods or services. As per the law, faxes should be sent only when one needs a high priority communications channel, and the information needs to be seen by the intended recipient, even if not initially. In a Nut-ShellTraditional method of sending a fax is a time consuming process and thats why the technology got lagged behind, but with improved facility of sending a customized, high quality fax to over 1,000 destinations in one go, has given a new twist to the tale. More and more companies are out-sourcing this work and every year new players are joining in to intense the already competitive fax broadcasting market. If youre in business and youre selling to customers that have fax machines, try fax broadcasting as one of your marketing methods.
Before jumping on the bandwagon that says postcard printing is the all time best marketing tool, it is important that you know what postcard printing is all about. There are actually four basic aspects of postcard printing that you need to know and these are the postcard size, paper stock, design file formats and coatings. Each of these aspects of postcard printing has their important role to function in order to ensure that you get the best quality postcards ever. The postcard size doesnt necessarily mean that there would be only one standard size to fit all sizes of postcards. Its because various sizes requires for different postcard printing equipments in fact a slight change in the size of the postcard may have an adverse effect on its price. And so, in order not to be shocked by printing prices afterwards it is smart to get first printing quotes. This way you will be guided on just how much your postcards will costs. Likewise, never hesitate to ask your postcard printing company on the postcard size that work best on their equipment. There are two aspects of paper stock that you need to be aware of. Paper stocks can either be glossy or matte. If you desire to have your postcards printed in full color you will then be made to choose between a CS2 stock and a C1S stock. CS2 stock has a gloss finish on both sides while the C1S stock has a gloss finish on only one side and its other side having a matte finished. Between these two stocks the C1S was the most popularly used since the ink used in postcard printing doesnt dry up on the gloss part of the paper stock so they resulted in printing on the matte side of the stock.But that was a long time ago, nowadays there are already inks that easily dries on glossy stocks. The glossy stocks are far cheaper than the semi-gloss stocks and exude much character on them thats why it is a much better choice for postcards. In terms of the design file formats, it is important that you ask your postcard printing company the type they are accepting. Although, there are printing companies that accepts various file formats however there are still some that makes use of only limited types of software and file format in their design creation. And what these postcard printing companies often do is that they would try to convert your postcard design file into the format that is accepted by their postcard printing equipment. However, there may be some problems that may be encountered during the file conversion. One of the common problems faced involves font defaults and text loss to ensure that no such error occur it is important that your postcard project undergo proofing before finally submitting your postcard design for printing. Or better yet, you may try to save your design file in a PDF format. This way there will be very minimal conversion and manipulation that have to be done in your design file. The finishing is as important as the first couple of steps in postcard printing. There are two types of postcard finishing or coating and these are UV coating and Aqueous coating. The UV coating provides the postcard with that shiny look and feel. Especially applicable for color images which you may want accentuated. Its drawbacks are in terms of its susceptibility to finger print marks and smears. The aqueous coating on the other hand provides for minimal shine or gloss and entails for a much faster postcard printing process. The reason for this is that aqueous coatings are quick drying therefore doesnt hinder the continuous printing process.
In the previous post, "What's love got to do with it?" I reported that most of today's aspiring entrepreneurs say they do NOT put money first when they think of launching something of their own.Instead, they want something they love, something that matters to them, where they can be their own boss, and then, yes, also earn some money with it.I suggested that if we are to take them at their word, we'd better think of ways and language to attract these kinds of people to us. They're waiting for us.So, instead of leading with the money, or how grand the opportunity is, or how the company is positioned to be the preeminent provider of XYZ product, we offer these people something completely different - something that matches more what they say they seek.Here's how Starbucks attracts such people.Big sign in Starbucks on the Plaza in KC:"HIRING EVENT: At Starbucks you can make a difference in someone's day--and in your career...Date and place..."That's it. No talk of the money, such as it is, or the bennies, which ARE nice, no talk of how wonderful the company is, or how proud they should be to be able to work at (truly) one of the top companies in the world, blah blah blah.Nope. Just...Here, you can make a difference in someone's day--Think of the kind of person who responds to that. I'm sure that explains why they have the most friendly people working at those stores around the world. It is NOT the money, that's for sure. It's tiny compared to the lofty money promises network recruiters hold out.I just want a chance to "make a difference in someone's day..." Indeed.If there's any doubt in your mind about how little 'big' money means to some of the most committed people in the world, think missionaries or volunteers. Or, think of the people lined up by the hundreds and thousands to work at Google, or Nordstroms.It's not the money that draws them, because the pay is not special. It's the people there they want to be around, the feeling the community gives, the chance to max out your brain, your efforts, helping people get what they want, whatever it is...somehow, to make a difference and be part of a community that values and celebrates that.In Rushkoff's uplifting and provocative book, Get Back in the Box ( http://kimklaverblogs.blogspot.com/2006/03/did-we-fall-out-of-box.html ) he notes that "Apple is still widely considered one of the best places in the computer business to work. Apple workers still feel they are saving the world." And look at the cool stuff they come out with! iPod, anyone? No, it's not the money there, either.In our business more than any other I have been connected with, I hear the same desire: people who've had a special product (or business) experience, who now want to save those who still have the problem.Only network marketers have never learned the words to use, so they come across like sales types. But this can be remedied. The attitude, however, needs no remedy. It needs a chance to be seen and heard, to be put front and center by anyone in the business who shares that perspective. Does that sound like you?If so, isn't it time we do like Starbucks?What if we could build up and promote that kind of community within our business? You know, for those of us where meaning matters more than money...P.S. Just in from a 20-year veteran in Shaklee: "My greatest joy is toexperience people turning their health around." -Margo C.