October 29, 2009 by
One of the things you want to look into if you are a work at home mom building your internet business is ‘article marketing’. Submitting articles to various article directories is a great way of providing links back to your site, thus building popularity to your site.
Many online marketers use article directories to build back links to their websites. When a page has many links back to it it helps to find favor with search engines – a SEO expert will tell you that. An article directory which has a high page rank is the best place to submit articles to as this helps to boost your page’s rank such as Ezinearticles. How it works is that, when people like your articles, they will publish them on their websites and that will grant you (the author) more back links and publicity.
Writing articles is something every work at home mom can do. Having said this, don’t writing a bunch of articles for your home office projects in one day and submit them to a few directories in one day. Doing that can alert Google on your sudden surge of traffic and that may cause your websites to be de-index for a while. Go easy with your submissions.
Last but not least, be careful about using PLR articles for your projects. Make sure you edit them and not copy them exactly as duplicated content is never a good thing in SEO. According to some SEO experts, Google would consider the site which is higher ranking to be the originator of the article and your site’s page rank may suffer. Besides, duplicate articles could be rejected by the article directories and your account can be banned.
Since the whole idea is to build links for your websites, use anchor text that relates to the keywords you are targeting. This will help you attain a better position in the SERP’s (search engine result pages). For instance, if your home office business is on business insurance, then you want to make sure that the keyword is present in your article. But don’t overdo this.
These are some basic tips on article directory submssion for every work at home mom who want their websites to rank well in the worldwide web. If you put in sufficient efforts in article marketing by learning how to write decent quality articles, it will bring in terrific long term results if you don’t give up.
October 24, 2009 by
If you have been earning money from home, then you would know that niche marketing is key to a profitable online business.
So what exactly is niche marketing? Niche marketing is selling specific products or services to a limited audience. One person with a computer, an internet connection and a good idea can go into business for himself on the Internet and target the people who would be most interested in what he has to sell and do all of the above on a very limited advertising budget.
For example, if you have concocted a shampoo formula that will take chlorine out of a person’s hair, you can’t compete with giant companies that sell shampoo but you can narrow your market down to a niche and target sales to those who have swimming pools. You buy a domain, get a server, and build a website to advertise your product JUST to people who have swimming pools. Or it may be a niche on colon cleanse and you need to target those who are real serious about health issues.
Finding the right niche for what you have to sell isn’t really all that difficult if you are working to earn money from home. Just think about who the people are who would be most interested in what you have to sell.
August 19, 2009 by
I was physically out for a few days last week when I was down with pneumonia. It was a sudden diagnosis and it sort of scared me too. But after a few days in the hospital, I’m back in my home office and am so thankful the infection is cleared. It helps that I work from home and have full control over my work and business. But on a personal front, I’m trying to get more rest these days.
Back to some work at home tips for those who have plans to earn extra money from their home office, affiliate marketing is an excellent way to earn money while at home. Basically the start up costs is minimal and there’s practically no production costs whatsoever. The products are already developed and supplied by the merchant, and all you have to do to is market to as many prospects as you can to bring in the profits as an affiliate.
Affiliate programs are usually free to join, so affiliates do not have to worry about start-up costs at all. There are thousands of products and services you can choose from in the web. You can find affiliate programs for every product, from health related to electronics to lifestyle goods. I’m pretty sure you can find a product category of your passion and interest that is marketable and profitable.
Unlike the offline business world, there is absolutely no sales experience needed for setting up an affiliate store. Ask any insurance person and you will soon know that it takes experience to sell even the most affordable term life insurance rate during hard times!
Most affiliate programs offer good support and attractive marketing material such as banners and promotional codes. Being an affiliate is simple though it takes effort to bring in your first dollar. You can even build a successful affiliate marketing business right in the convenience of your own home office. On the overall, your responsibility in affiliate marketing involves finding prospects for the merchant and you need not worry about inventory, order processing, customer service and product shipping. You can leave these things to the merchant.
With the advancement of the internet technology, you can easily find thousands of prospects. Attracting more prospects also means maximizing your potential to earn. Another benefit of an affiliate marketer is the minimal risk involved. If the product you are selling is not making money then you can stop and choose another.
The best thing as an affiliate marketer is that you can make a profit even if it is a sideline work at home business. With affiliate marketing, you can earn earn extra income from your home office as you consider other ways to maximize your earning potential. There is no doubt affiliate marketing is one of the simplest and most effective business opportunities on the web today. Find out how you can set up your affiliate store within minutes with a little investment.