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April 21st, 2008

Forced Continuity?

Or - constant vigilance is the IM watchword…
So, you’ve purchased and have been extremely happy with a certain marketers’ products and are ready and willing to continue to buy from that marketer. Makes sense. But it doesn’t mean, unfortunately, that you let your guard down and no longer do the right thing for yourself.
Read through […]

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April 6th, 2008

Private Label Rights

I’ve come to see that discussions of eBay and its recent policy changes necessarily will involve other discussions. One which appears to be a part of the new equation is Private Label Rights.
PLR is not new. I have seen that many don’t know what it is or have some confusion regarding it.
Beginning with the basics;
“Most […]

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April 6th, 2008

From The Desk of a Powerseller

John Thornhill
(John maintains what might arguably be the most informative eBay Blog online at PlanetSMS. He also writes directly on his eBay Blog.)
Though it appears we’ll be moving towards physical, digital products, it seems certain that John’s thought and experience still apply.
The most common reasons eBay will pull one of your eBook auctions.
1. Wrong, category. […]

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March 15th, 2008

Thanks Seth For Staying Positive!

The mind set that is possible today in light of our economic news contains the ability to send many of us into a conservative shell or even into a deep isolationist negativity cave. Thankfully, there are those who can see the positives!
Opportunity of a Lifetime by Seth Godin;
“So, there’s plenty of bad economic news floating […]

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March 7th, 2008

How To Dump The Slump

At least in the opinion of some…
Slump-busting strategies
“As the CEO of Commonwealth Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation, Dawson Rutter painfully rode out the downturns of 1982, 1991, and 2001. Now the Boston-based entrepreneur is putting to work the lessons he learned.
He has beefed up his sales staff from five to 14 in the past year because he […]

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March 3rd, 2008

Who Holds Rights To Commissioned Designs?

On topic and timely…
If I pay for creative work, do I own it?
An entrepreneur wants to know who holds rights to commissioned designs: the buyer or the artist?
Arch, from Brooklyn, NY, recently asked Fortune Magazine’s Small Business folks this question;
“I recently purchased a design/drawing from an illustrator to use as a design for my T-shirt. […]

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March 3rd, 2008

Out Of Work? Looking? Discouraged?

Eilene Zimmerman has a nice piece posted today on the Career Couch. There’s even some methods for networking online!
Still Looking for a Job? It’s Time to Refocus
Q. You have been out of work and looking for a job for several months and feel discouraged. How can you re-energize yourself and your search?
“When a job […]

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February 28th, 2008

Basic Rules For Success

These rules were written by Terry Corbell, founder of CMS Associates LLC in Federal Way, Wash., and author of a column called “The Biz Coach” that appears on the Web sites of an all-news radio and television station in Seattle.
They appeared in The New York Times Tues., Feb., 26th, 2008 under the title “Been There… […]

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February 26th, 2008

Starting A Small Business

Stephanie AuWerter asks you a couple of start-up questions then offers a few basic suggestions to help get your new small business started.
Do you have what it takes?
Is your idea any good?
Figure Out Your Financing
Write Your Business Plan
Get Out There!
Stephanie is an editor at SmartMoney.com. Check out our Business Plan Hints while you’re here.

Tags: Angel […]

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February 18th, 2008

eBay Boycott Began Today

This appears to be a lesson in how to pi** off the most folks in the shortest period of time… outside of politics :)
I say this because something piqued my interest (a phone call from Auction Success Group which is now another topic for another time) so I decided to do some research and wound […]

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February 9th, 2008

Online Lead Generation Best Practices

I think it’s cool that someone, anyone, finds the worthiness of setting ethical, good conduct guidelines of any type! Certainly there are some organizations that could make use of a positive power of example…
IAB Defines Online Lead Generation Best Practices for U.S.-Based Advertisers and Publishers
Reflects Interactive Industry’s Commitment to Consumer Privacy and Protection
New York, NY […]

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January 29th, 2008

Google Content Network Tips

Feng, a member of the Inside Adwords crew, posted these on the 24th of January. I think they’re most worthy of passing on… thanks Feng.
Google Content Network Tips: Optimizing for a content network audience

Create separate search and content campaigns.
This will allow you to:

Optimize your ad groups and ad text specifically for content pages.
Target different audiences. […]

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January 7th, 2008

The Future Is About To Unfold

From TechNewsWorld by Anick Jestanun;
Mobile Advertising: Still in Wild, Wild West Phase
“In the weeks leading to Christmas, an online wine retailer gave 15 percent discounts to anyone who sent in a photo of its newspaper ad snapped with a camera phone.
SnapTell, the company helping Wine Enthusiast and other merchants offer such services, uses image-recognition software […]

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January 4th, 2008

Why Is Good Customer Service Lost On Most?

Joe Nocera speaks eloquently of Amazon.com’s growth and success in his article “Put Buyers First? What A Concept” and I couldn’t agree more with this;
“I couldn’t help wondering if maybe there wasn’t something else at play here (other than margin obsession), something Wall Street never seems to take very seriously. Maybe, just maybe, taking care […]

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December 17th, 2007

Are You An Information Worker?

Bill Gates says you are…
I’m thankful that I found this article. No matter what anyone thinks of Bill Gates I am certain that I’ll continue to respect a man who has had the type of enormous success he has had.
“If you look at how progress is made and where competitive advantage is created, there’s no […]

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