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Lots of people have been asking about what to do once you start making money on the Internet so I thought I would show you some of the things I look at.
Once you start getting some extra income you will need to develop some investment strategies and we will discuss some here for you.
Obviously once you start making money online it is good to get some advice from an accountant. When picking an accountant try and find one who is entreprenurial. You want one that can give advise besides just doing your tax.
As many of you know we run this program mainly to support our charity work where we teach orphans and disadvantaged youth in third world countries like Thialand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Next year we will be initiating Train the Trainer program where we will be working with some of the better students so they can start teaching as well. This site will be their main point of reference and so by simpluy joining the program you have helped us begin this project.
To achieve this we are looking at ways to raise more income and on the weekend I met a young lady called Carly Crutchfield who was talking about property development. I am going to list her presentation below if you are interested in this field.
Some other things we do is invest some in shares, the money market and long term investments and of course property.
We also look out for opportunites from our existing customers and clients. Building websites for other businesses can be a great source of potential business ideas.
For example this week we are building a site for a mechanic and learnt all about HID lighting for cars etc. Do a goole search for it.
This may develop into another business we can set up selling these kits.
If you would like to join us and learn all sorts of different online business strategies join up here.
So thats what we do and here are Carley’s videos which explain property development. Here is the first one and the links to the others are below.
GOOGLE has added a real estate search to its Google Maps application in Australia – letting users quickly check out a property’s “location, location, location” online.
The search covers buying and renting and lets users filter properties by type, price, location and real estate agent.
The properties are then displayed on the map, which automatically updates with relevant listings when panned or zoomed to another suburb or when the criteria is changed.
As a member of the IM Club this could be an interesting development if you wanted to get into providing the listing service for customers.
Clicking on a marker or a small circle provides more information about the listing, as well as the contact details of the listing agent and a link to their website.
Google spokesman Andrew Foster said the company had worked with local agents to provide a bank of listings before today’s launch.
“Google Maps gets used a lot as a research tool,” Mr Foster said. “People use things like Street View to check out a street before they go past the house to look at.
“Real estate companies can also integrate their property management systems and listing systems directly with maps so that when the status of a property changes they can send that update directly to it.”
The feature also allows independent sellers to list their properties for free, so long as they are shown on a website.
“People can upload a feed of all of their properties and they can do that one or more times a day to keep the information up to date,” Mr Foster said.
According to Nielsen statistics, 87 per cent of Australians looking for real estate are using the web to find properties.
The Real Estate Institute of Western Australia (REIWA) is one of the first Australian companies to list their properties on Google Maps.
Spokesman Greg Brier today said the industry was always trying to keep up with changes to technology.
“The industry has become very strongly focused around information technology and websites play a critical role in that,” Mr Brier said.
“With cities like Perth being so remote from the eastern seaboard, this kind of technology will be an advance for interstate investors who can do their research and go on virtual tours that they might have not seen.”
Building a successful website is about marketing and not just web design. Search Engines and people love content and by adding a steady stream of content you build digital real estate which draws people to your site.
Content is KING
Generally the more useful and interesting content a website has the more successful it will be. This is because more people will want to visit it again and again.
This is especially true if a website is constantly adding more and more content on a regular basis be it articles, tutorials, news and opinion or whatever.
When creating a content rich website, you should think of ways to give your website a unique appeal. Try to think outside the box. What is unique will naturally attract more attention than the mundane and more common content concepts. Over the years research has shown that it is unique content that has captured the most attention.
Using Blogs as Content
Blogs are food for search engine spiders. Why? Because they have the ability to regularly provide relevant and updated content. Blogs are an ideal way of communicating with your audience.
Let me show you exactly how powerful this system is and what we will be teaching you.
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This is just a small sample of what you will learn in the IM Club. Sign up today.
As a website owner, you have probably heard the now-ancient, internet-coined adage, “the money is in the list”, dozens of times.
And, it’s safe to say that you know the power that a mailing list can wield, if not from firsthand experience, at least from the various testimonies, reports, and stories that you have read online.
In other words — you already know how vital your email list is to your online business.
The problem for many website owners, especially those who are just starting out, is that they can’t afford to, nor justify the costs of, subscribing to a monthly membership autoresponder service.
Yes, Aweber and GetResponse have their benefits — but if you’re not making money online already, or do not have a dedicated amount of money to play around with online, how are you going to pay for a monthly email list subscription?
Bottom line: you can’t.
Our free autoresponder plugin for WordPress combines the user-friendliness and versatility of WordPress with an easy-to-use mailing list software that won’t cost you a dime to implement and use. In our opinion, setup and integration is much easier than using various paid services — but you’ll see how easy the system is to use in a few minutes, if you haven’t uploaded the plugin already.
Just so you know — the free [GWA] Autoresponder plugin is not time-limited crippleware — while the free version only supports one mailing list, you can add up to 60 days’ worth of messages, and those messages can be sent out to hundreds of optin-subscribers.
For many people, the free version is a perfect starting point — you get to familiarize yourself with the system, build up a subscriber base, and start to see some results before upgrading to the pro version.
One boast we have that applies to both our free and pro versions — the [GWA] Autoresponder plugin will work on paid, yet shared, web hosting accounts and even most free hosting providers.
The free version will support you with up to 500 subscribers with many hosting companies while the pro version gives you the advanced Intelligent Mail Queue to customize your sending limits and manage a subscription list of thousands.
For the time being, go ahead and try out the free plugin on your blog — with the money you’re saving, and the potential money that you’ll be making with your new mailing list, this download may very well be the best business decision that
you have made so far. And, when you’re ready to take your list building to the next level, we’re currently offering you the pro version for 50% off the normal price. Go ahead and work with the software and see what it can do for you.
We have set one up for you to try in our side bar. >>>>>>>>>>>
When setting up your business it is important to keep good accounts and you can use simple desktop software or online accounting software.
Online Accounting Software
Unlike traditional accounting software where you buy a license to install a program on specific machines, using online accounting software involves paying a monthly fee which enables you to do your accounts online using a web-browser, with an unlimited number of users.
Says Edwards, “Moving to online accounting requires a very low upfront investment, you pay as you go, and someone else worries about hardware to store the data. This is pretty appealing to anyone with an eye on the bottom line – low maintenance, low cost, low resource profile.”
Of the accountants asked, most found that using online software increased efficiency when processing clients’ accounts. In many cases, this lead to substantial time savings resulting in cost benefits in the practice itself.
There were a number of reasons for this, most of which were specifically as a result of the software being online. Having the client’s bookkeeping records immediately available was regularly quoted, with the accounts being instantly available for review.
Time savings were also achieved as the accountant can review and make necessary corrections to the information from the practice office, meaning less client visits.
A number of web based accounting software systems are now available. It is widely considered that Software as a Service (SaaS) or, as it is increasingly known, Cloud computing, is the next step. The software is accessed via the internet from any computer, in the same way as a standard web page, making it very flexible.
This new way of working should become more commonplace in the near future, and embracing it could bring tangible benefits to accountancy practices.
In the IMclub we spend a lot of time teaching you how to use wordpress and they recently released the new 2.8 version.
The reson we do this is that it is a fantastic system and once you master it you will be able to create sites for your self and others.
We do a lot of offline marketing refurbishing small business websites which we will be helping you do. If you are new to WordPress and looking for reasons to use WordPress as a CMS (content management system) in your new website, let me give you some.
Open Source Software
WordPress is an Open Source software which allows it to be used free of cost. You can use it on any kind of personal or commercial website without have to pay a single dime for it. It is built on PHP/MySQL (which is again Open Source) and licensed under GPL.
You don’t really have to be experienced to use WordPress on your website. Nowadays most of the hosting companies provide the ability to install WordPress on your site at a single click of the mouse. The administration section is easy to navigate and its even easy to add articles/content to your website.
You will never run short of templates when using WordPress. If you don’t like the themes that come with the default installation of WordPress, you can hunt on the Internet and you will find thousands of free themes that you can download and use for your website. There are themes which can even make your website look like a regular site instead of a blog.
Plugins Extend Functionality
WordPress plugins allow you to do just about anything that you want and can be installed in a jiffy. For example, you want to paginate your blog posts, just look on Google and you can easily find the relevant plugin that will easily do the job for you.
WordPress is one software that follows all the Web Standards and keeps your blog or website compliant to all the rules that have to be followed when running a website.
Search Engines have to be definitely kept in mind when building a website. WordPress uses different functions which allow it to be search engine friendly. For example sending pings to other sites, making categories, tagging your posts, use of h1/h2 tags etc.
Large community Support
As per recent statistics, WordPress is used on more than 1% of the websites on the Internet in the world. There is a large user community backing the development of this software. So, whenever you face any problems, you can go through all the available WordPress forums and communities and find answers for all your questions.
Here is a video of the new format and functions.
If your interested in producing your own audio books and articles this is going to be the most important message you have ever read!
I started looking for teleprompter software last year as I do a lot of audio production converting books and articles into audio. When I started looking I could not find much under a couple of hundred dollars and none recorded audio at the same time.
You have probably found the same thing!
I was not looking for Studio software just a simple program that would let me do my recordings to create audio books and articles as they are one of the fastest growing markets on the Internet
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When you start your online business whether creating your own products or consulting to business, there are quite a few different ways to make products and either sell them or give them away for a name and email.
Here are different products you can create:
Ebooks – these are usually delivered in pdf format and a great program to make them with is either word and then use a free pdf creator. I personally use Open Office as it lets me create the PDF from within the program and parses the links inside your ebook a lot better.
Here is a sample: Download this Free Report
It is also good to make a small graphic to make the book look more professional and this can be done easily and we show you in the coaching.
Within your ebook you can have links to your products and services, videos and pretty well anything you think would be of benefit to your reader.
Reports – are shorter forms of ebooks and tend to concentrate on just one topic. They are produced exactly the same. Your ebook may be on Website marketing but your report would be just on keyword research.
Audios – are quite simple to create and you can use your phone or skype to record the call then convert to a mp3. You can also just record your self talking on a specific topic and also make small online radio programs called poscasts. Another great way to make it unique is to call experts in your industry and ask then some questions. You can also add it as content.
Videos – are a little harder however there are some simple ways to do this. Using programs like Camtasia let you make how to or demonstarting videos. Slideshare allows you to turn simple Powerpoint slides into videos. You can also do the full blown video using a cam corder and compiling.
CD and DVD’s – can be compiled using all the suggestions above. They can include many forms of content and can be made as web pages and then the disk will open the browser on the users computer. We see this done a lot with computer magazines etc.
Most of these can be produced for relatively low cost and the main thing is to get organized. They can be put together as products or added as content. We go through all these different processes in the club so why not sign up today.
Or how I made $1500 from getting my laser printer cartridge refilled.
In todays marketplace there are a lot of busineses with websites. Unfortunately they are created by web designers who have very little idea of how to market online.
Set up for Failure.
These web designers come out of magazines, newspapers, tv and radio where people pay thousands for advertising and then they translate this to the Internet. They create beautiful brochures that will never perform to the businesses expectations and charge a small fortune.
How I get lots of work just by talking to business people.
Today my laser cartridge ran out so I jumped on the net and did a search for laser cartridge refiller. Lots of sites but most were not close to me. I added my town and tried again but nothing. I could not find one so eventually went to the yellow pages and looked in there to find nearly 10 close by.
For a business this is really bad as I now can see all the competitors and pick one at random.
I head over and get my cartidge refilled and after the sale I was heading out the door and turned to the sales person to ask if he was the owner. He replied he was.
I said hows business and he said slow.
I said you did not ask me how I found you and this started up a discussion. I asked if he had a website and then moved on from there. I gave him a link to evaluate his site and we went through everything that was wrong with it.
That was it I walked out with the job and a cheque for $800 which was half deposit on refurbishing his site.
You see its more about taking an interest in the business than hard selling him a product.
Now thewy are not all this easy but they trend to follow the same format. Take a genuine interest in the owners and their business. You can easily generate $5,000 a week doing this simple method.
Get some mums or students to do some of the work for you and voila great business model.
Get some skills.
Now you do need some skills to then go back and do the work and that is where the IM Club comes in. We can teach you a lot of the skills so be sure to sign up for our course
For members here is the link to do a website grade to help you talk to your customers and we will do a tutorial inside to show you what it all means.
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