Monthly Archives: January 2009

Boost Your Content with Online Database Access

Website content, as articles, has taken center stage as web publishers scramble to differentiate their online offers. As both the quantity and quality of articles have gone up, the number and quality of online directories grew with them.

These directories often resemble mere lists, but they can be powerful content additions that serve to give more value by helping users locate critical, related resources that for the average visitor is too time consuming.

On today’s websites, it’s common to find online databases designed to provide the data-hungry website visitor with more comprehensive database management functions, which are far superior to list-style directories.

At a minimum, we find web-driven data pages that include search and display functions which facilitate quick and easy manipulation of back-end SQL databases. Continue reading Boost Your Content with Online Database Access

Moonlighting 2

Part 2 of 2

Everybody knows running your own business can make you more money, but you have to be ultra- clear-headed about your plans. After calculating initial start-up costs, overhead and projected income, it takes a lot of very hard work when you’re determined to make it on your own, without the benefits and support system that a large company can offer.

Of course you are probably more motivated and more results oriented than you would be working for someone else. You can also control your overhead better. Larger companies are not as efficient as they should be in many areas. Company policy sometimes drives up operating costs significantly.

Continue reading Moonlighting 2

Moonlighting 1

Part 1 of 2

Today’s economy is marked by fear in the workplace. People are now vividly, painfully aware of the truth that job security really is a thing of the past. In response, many have replaced their goal of job security with the idea of employment security.

This concept states that if you focus on being a valuable person and employee, with skills that are of value to an employer, you may not be guaranteed to keep your current job, but you will most certainly be able to get another one. To a large extent this will probably hold up in many situations. However it still assumes an employer – employee relationship.

The old relationship between the employer and the employee will probably be around for a long time, but it won’t be as commonplace as it is today. People who used to work in a single department in a single function for most of their professional lives are now getting used to working more on a project by project basis. In most situations they are still on the same company’s payroll, but this is already changing. Continue reading Moonlighting 1

Common Mistakes For The First-time Marketer

Internet marketing neophytes form the largest portion of those who fail to make a living from online work. This article is to help newbies not only survive but succeed and ultimately make a living online. If you are one, chances are, these characteristics describe you.

  • You dream of making a lavish, full-time income on the internet, mostly on autopilot. This gives you the freedom to live the kind of lifestyle you desire without financial worries.
  • You are on lists. Many, many lists. Every internet marketing guru out there has your name and email address on their lists. As a result, you get bombarded with at least a dozen emails from these guys everyday.
  • You do research every day, trying to figure out how to run a successful online business. You probably learn new things almost daily. You are constantly watching videos, listening to audio or reading e-books learning the newest money-making system on the internet.
  • You buy more info-products, software, scripts, systems, ‘how-to’ methods etc than you actually use. As a result, you have tons of PLR, MRR and RR e-books, the latest software and scripts, memberships to all sorts of programs that promise to be the silver bullet that answers the basic question, “What Must I Do To Succeed On The Internet?” sitting in your hard drive gathering virtual dust.

The combined effect of these characteristics is information overload and analysis paralysis.

In other words, you hardly take any action based on what you already know or have in hand. You may think this article is irrelevant to you because you do take action.

If that’s so, then why are you not succeeding beyond your wildest dreams? And why is there such a high failure rate (some say as high as 95%) among internet marketers? Continue reading Common Mistakes For The First-time Marketer

Using Blog Trackbacks to Your Advantage

First of all, what is a blog trackback?

A trackback is a type of blog feature used to associate blog posts on different blogs. It’s a way to notify a website or another blog that you published an entry that references it.

The result: two or more different blogs can share readers.

For example: Say you just posted an article to your blog about beaded jewelry making. Now, as you surf the net, you run across a similar or related post on someone else’s blog.

You can use the trackback feature to notify the person who posted the other post about beaded jewelry that there is a similar post on your blog.

Get it now? Think of it as leaving a virtual sticky-note in the other person’s comments, one that tells him, “Hey, I wrote something like this, too. You can check it out at my blog here.” Continue reading Using Blog Trackbacks to Your Advantage