Thursday, 25 July 2013

How to Become Self-Employed IT-Business Owner- Things to know

Do you want to be  a Self-Employed IT-Business owner ?

Author: Patricksservice

Today, with the increased competition in the job market and a volatile economy, people are looking for alternate options to earn money for the fear of losing their job. If you too, are frustrated with the rat race and wish to start something on your own, then there could not be a right time than now to take charge of your own future and destiny.

For many people who look to start something on their own, shortage of capital is one of the biggest hindrances. If you wish to open up any store or invest in a franchise, you need to enough capital to start. Also, you cannot predict how much time it will take to recover the investment. However, if you do not want to make any investment and still earn a decent income, then you can think of starting your own business online. Many people who have launched their business online are highly successful and are earning steady income from their regular clients. The internet has opened various avenues for entrepreneurs to start their own venture. For instance, crafts persons with an experience in jewelry design and distribution, writers with flair of writing or people who have a knack of affiliate marketing can easily start their own online business with virtually no investment. One reason why you would want to start something of your own is the complete financial independence you will enjoy.
For your reference, we can look at the brilliant example of Patrick, who started his own IT business online. He has also published his e-book online, The Best IT Business To Start. In this e-book, he has provided a step-by-step procedure of how he floated his venture online and how he earns a fixed monthly income without any investment. In this guide, the author has explained how he grew his business online to employ around fifteen to twenty employees who are now working under him. In this guide, he also demonstrates how you can start your own business, living in any part of the world. He has simplified the entire process of starting an online IT business with genuine clients who give you day to day business.

If you too are keen on starting your own IT business online, then there are few guidelines to follow. First and foremost, you must avoid using a lot of technical jargon considering the fact that you are targeting the online software industry. However, the idea is to keep it as simple as you can. Especially when you offer technical advice or expertise to your clients, you should communicate in a language that appeals to your client and not your contemporaries. Once you have your website and profile online, you should start focusing on the primary areas of your expertise. You should advertise your skills and key areas in a professional manner to attract business.

One reason why starting your IT business online is a profitable idea is that it is easy to future-proof an online business as compared to an offline business. Online businesses offer a lot of flexibility in terms of costs and expenditure as compared to a traditional business venture where many of the costs are fixed, in spite of the fluctuating profit curve.

Article Source:  Patricksservice

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Penguin-2-0 : What-it-means-for-publishers?

Just when you thought you could breathe a sigh of relief, Google launched the next major update to its search engine and ranking algorithms. The previous Panda and Penguin updates caused panic among bloggers, content writers and businesses and this new update is no different.

The new set of updates is aptly named Penguin 2.0 – meaning that it continues to improve on the work that the original Penguin algorithm update had started. Google has always maintained that it wants to improve the overall quality of content on the Internet and that it wants to provide people with the best and most relevant search results.
Penguin 2.0 was developed and released to help Google slowly clean up online content. This algorithm update, as the name suggests, is the next version of the Penguin algorithm update and it is better than the original Penguin update at detecting suspicious link building activities. With this update, Google is hoping to improve the ranking of original, well-written and interesting content and weeding out the websites using bad link building techniques to improve rankings.

Purpose of Penguin 2.0

Online content creators, publishers and web masters often include links in content that are not spammy but are completely irrelevant to the topic and the content. This is done to gather as many inbound links as possible but the links make no sense in the content. Google wants to put an end to this link building technique. According to Matt Cutts, bloggers and online writers should follow the example of researchers and academic papers. A link in online content should be like a citation in academic papers – completely relevant and useful to the content. Basically a publisher should link to other articles only if they have actually used those articles as sources or inspiration.
Publishers cannot simply link to other blog posts to get some traction for old content. The links need to be completely relevant to the content of the blog post if a publisher wishes to remain unharmed from Penguin 2.0. This latest algorithm update was released a month ago and quite a few websites have been hit hard because of it.
Publishers beware!
The Penguin 2.0 update is specifically targeted towards guest-blogging. Many businesses and bloggers use guest-blogging as a means to get more inbound links to their websites. Most often, the guest posts are riddled with links to the author’s website and product pages that are not relevant to the content of the guest post at all. As a publisher, stop linking to your site and other articles from your content. Don’t guest blog just for the sake of building links. Instead, use guest blogging to build your reputation.
Moreover, when you are posting on your blog, do not link to archived posts just to drive traffic to old content. Instead, link to sources that have actually helped you write your blog post. Make sure you link to quality web pages and refrain from linking to one web page several times. It actually helps if you link to many authority sources of information. Most importantly, this update goes to show that you do not have to link to other web pages when you publish content. So if you have written an original and interesting blog post without referring to or lifting material from other websites, then don’t put any links in the post at all. Google wants quality content – not a bunch of links!
Keep AuthorRank in mind
Matt Cutts has also said that Google will be focusing more on AuthorRank with this new algorithm update. This means that Google is on the lookout for authors or sources of information that regularly publish excellent content and content from these authors or sources will automatically rank higher. The history of content from an author is crucial. Make sure your blog has only high-quality and relevant posts. Remove the ones you think are too spammy or poorly written.
Make it a point to publish good quality content from now on that people will love to share. You do not have to worry about publishing content in the same place. Google will find your high-quality content irrespective of where it has been published as long as you have published it under the same author name.
Improve infographics
Infographics are all the rage nowadays as they are interesting, visually appealing and informative. However, many websites are misusing infographics and publishing poor-quality ones just to get more shares and engagement. Penguin 2.0 is the first algorithm update that is also targeted at finding and penalizing poor-quality infographics. Such infographics have no relation whatsoever with the content of the website or have been copied from other blogs and websites. Either create your own high-quality infographics or use only ones that are relevant to your content.

Most importantly, as a publisher your focus should be on creating content that is extremely share-worthy instead of on link building. Use social media channels to promote your blog posts but refrain from suspiciouactivitiess link building 

Monday, 22 July 2013

How Can I Use the Internet to Make Money?

How Can I Use the Internet to Make Money?

Author: Michael W Smith

I have a lot of people that are asking me that same question especially considering the tough economic times we live in. The best  and  easiest way is through a method called "blogging". So what is "blogging" you ask? Basically, blogging can be an article, personal thoughts, video, pictures anything that you want to share with the entire world. Now blogging can be used in many effective ways to achieve income generation. In fact there are several books that have been written on the subject. What I want to do is highlight a few simple ways that you can get started and then I will subsequently get more detailed in a series of blogs that will give you step by step actions to take.

The first thing you have to do, is to decide what it is you want to sell. Since your desire is to make money on the internet, you have to have a blog page that generates income. There are literally thousands of products and services you can highlight in your blog that will generate income. For example if you go to Amazon and become an affiliate of theirs you can make commissions on every product that they sell. The best thing to do in determining which product on their website to sell would be the one that was popular. Amazon has a best seller list that they highlight. You would simply pick one of the best sellers and write a product review of that particular product.

When you become a Amazon affiliate they will give you an affiliate link that you would want to include on your blog so that when they clicked through to the particular item, it will be tagged with your specific affiliate link. That means you will get credit for that sale! The problem with that program is you would need to generate a mammoth amount of traffic as the commissions are relatively small. Some people will go to Click Bank. Same procedure as above but their commissions are higher. Again the idea is to find something that you want to sell that people want to buy.

I personally have an affiliate account that pays 100% commissions and they supply your blog page. Also, they will educate you through video and audio on how to make money not just through blogging but hundreds of other techniques to make money on the internet through automation.  If you want to get free information just go to to sign up for our video.

Now that you have a product, you now have to write about it in your blog. Don't just tell people about it. Sell it! You have to really give your readers buying reasons to click through. You have to paint a picture of your reader enjoying the product and how they would enjoy it. For instance if I am writing about a pair of outdoor speakers I would write something like "with the hi fidelity feature of the these speakers you could enjoy a symphony hall experience while relaxing in your pool."

The next step is to get people to read it. "Traffic" is the word most people use when they talk about people coming to see your page.  There are dozens of techniques to generate traffic....SEO or Search engine optimization, solo ads, media buys , ezines, newsletters, offline marketing and so on. We will talk about many of those things to come. The simplest and cheapest way however, is through your social media websites. Yeah, your talking to your friends on FB anyways. Why not shoot em your link? If your a tweety bird. Go ahead and tweet. Whatever your poison, go ahead and promote yourself.  Open yourself to as many social media venues as you can. I mean your not the only one. Every marketing savvy business has a FB page, why not you?
Ok, that is it for today. Check in with me tomorrow as we are going to go over some more advanced tips about using blogging to make money on the internet. Also, don't forget to check out our free video at
Article Source: Michael w smith 
About the Author
Michael Smith is a twenty year veteran in sales and marketing. Currently a full time online marketer. 

Monday, 8 July 2013

Are You Ready to Start Your Very Own Home Business?

Are You Ready to Start Your Very Own Home Business?

 By : []Juders Madelon  

 One of the facts that most people grapple to understand is the fact that there will never be enough money. No matter how hard you work or how many hours you put in, there will never be enough money. This means that instead of relying on your 9-5 job to full cater to your financial needs, there is need for you to look elsewhere in order to supplement this income with some legitimate home based businesses. And do not be fooled into thinking that you have to work out a huge chunk of money in order to get in on this residual income path, no. All you have to do is have a skill that you can make use of on an online portal and the willingness to work for you to be able to put the skills that you have into practice. What are some of the most lucrative home income opportunities? A lot of people who toy with the idea of starting their own work from home often ask this question. There are so many answers to this question that there is no one answer that can fit everyone out there. With that said, it is important to keep in mind that there are certain things that you have to look into before you settle on one business industry. One of these is the number of extra hours that you have to work on something extra every day. Some of the passive income ideas you may have may need you to put in a lot of time and effort in order for them to be successful. If this is the case, then you can begin to see where the challenge might be in working on this plan. The second thing is the skills that you have. Everyone of us has that one skill that we can use of to make money. It may be something that may have manifested as a hobby or an arbitrary skill that you may have learnt along the way. It may also have something to do with your main job. The main thing is being able to take this skill and learning how to make use of it in order to create residual income streams. Starting your own work from home business After all is said and done, what remains true is the fact that it is now very easy for anyone to start their own home bases businesses. This is because apart from lots of companies looking to hire you and opportunities for you to start your own work from home businesses, there are lots of tools to help you out. For example, there is the internet which is the biggest tool for those who are looking to work from home. There are other tools that let others collaborate with you so that they are able to work with you in whatever you decide to get into.

 Talking about companies that are willing to employ you online, one of the most lucrative is the telecoms industry. There are lots of open jobs, the hours work for almost anyone and the pay is also very lucrative. Apart from that, it is very easy to learn if you do not have the skills. All you need to do is get online and start looking for these income opportunities. Once you are ready, start by looking here. You will be in business for yourself, but not by yourself.


Article Source:Juders Madelon [http://Ready to Start Your Very Own Home Business?juders Madelon