Friday, 19 December 2008

Bloggers Gold

I'm evaluating a multi-media course on blogging from the folks at Simpleology. For a while, they're letting you snag it for free if you post about it on your blog.

It covers:

  • The best blogging techniques.
  • How to get traffic to your blog.
  • How to turn your blog into money.

I'll let you know what I think once I've had a chance to check it out. Meanwhile, go grab yours while it's still free.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Buying And Selling Websites For Profit

As many people say, selling is the oldest form of trade. This can be proven by history itself because since time immemorial, people would sell and buy everything that is worth something. And now, even until this modern age, people are still at it, selling clothes, food, used items, and with the emergence of the Internet, even buying and selling websites.

That’s right, website trading. There are some people nowadays that make money off of trading new websites, old websites and even abandoned websites. Just like a hot item in the market people are biting off a big chunk in this new industry. But why do people buy websites and not just make them. One reason is convenience. Sometimes people don’t want to go through all the hassles of making a website that they just look around for a person selling his change things here and there and voila, new website.

The buying and selling business is attractive but given the towering costs of making the acquisition it is fairly tricky to start, particularly as a young capitalist. If you set out erroneous you may possibly end up loosing a bundle of money, so you in actuality desire to be in no doubt of your skills and ability prior to investing.

The Internet is newish and the entire online business industry is presently establishing advertising practices that work. Quite frankly, the majority of the people running businesses online have dreadfully poor websites. A lot of communities running well liked sites are not taking advantage of their traffic by monetizing it, this could be by preference or lack of knowledge or possibly an e-commerce site might use a quantity of free search engine advertising or some alteration to an AdWords movement may do the trick, or better still, monetize, optimize, associate and upsell. For utmost gain, make use of all the advertising tricks at your disposal.

If people do some sampling of the web industry, search engine optimization techniques, would be understood by webmasters and implemented well by even smaller number. Search engine optimization is fetching mainstream success and no uncertainty as the web continues to establish additional people will learn, experiment and construct better websites, but it’s absolutely still early days.

What this tells us is “business opportunity”. For people with the knowledge on how to buy and sell websites, the energy to employ and a tad bit of funds to procure the sites there are huge gains to be made. What makes it even more tempting, particularly for youthful or fresh entrepreneurs, is the price - we are talking about a lot less finances than it would take to put in stocks, buy assets or acquire a bricks and mortar business. Websites with prospective go for as low as a few hundred dollars, can you imagine that?

The big advantage of buying and selling websites is one doesn’t have to establish an audience and wait for the site to be indexed within search engines. Most webmasters, even those that don’t know their SEO from their XML, will understand the benefit of link exchanges. Even the most poorly managed sites should have some form of backlink network developed and return a result in the major search engines. It may not be a top ten search result but it will be a result ready for you to optimize and improve.

Jim

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Buying A Website For Selling

If you are into the buying and selling website business, it is a must that you are an avid fan of the Internet itself. Spending hours surfing some websites and looking for prospect can give you an idea about the trend of buying and selling websites today.

Indeed, the search for a website to purchase almost always starts with a visit to a web site. Sometimes the prospective buyer has a very definite idea of the type of website wanted. But, often the website buyer is a first time buyer and is still in the formative or exploratory phase of the search. Many first time buyers wonder what kind of website is best for them to purchase. That’s a tough question to answer without some idea of the buyer’s resources, skills and needs.

If you are buying a website for selling, it is a must for you to determine the best website for that may work for you personally. If you are about to buy an existing website, here the some of the things that you should keep in mind:

- The number of days per week do you want to work because it will give you an approximate idea how much time you will be spending on the site;

- The need to have enough set of employees to know if you can handle the website and if you can maintain it according to general acceptance; and

- The ability to spend time on the website because this will determine if you can give enough time in maintaining, updating and supplying enough information as needed.

These are just some of the major questions that you can answer to initially have an idea in purchasing a website. Successful people in this field agree that open and honest answers will allow you to quickly narrow your search and save you much time and aggravation. Many websites offer buyer registration wherein there is a questionnaire which can help you narrow down your search and can help you find the website that you have been dreaming about or the types of websites that you think you can easily sell.

In the selection process, the most important thing to remember is familiarizing yourself about the “Opportunity Profile”. This is some sort of a report that will give information about the website that you’re interested in. Here, all the pieces of information that you need in helping you decide which site is the best for you can be found.

The common “Opportunity Profile” usually contains a brief description of the website you have in mind, a summed up information on the financial data in the span of its existence, and some of the additional facts like the size of employment and such. These pieces of information are needed to ensure that the buyer can have almost everything that he or she needs to know before buying a website.

Once you have reviewed the “Opportunity Profile,” there is a greater chance of you having a better understanding of the website—especially its business operations. You can access as many “opportunity profiles” as you want to in order to find the best one that would work for your own business. By accessing different “opportunity profiles,” you can review financial data and can even ask questions and other queries to the owner. Once you have listed all your questions, you can communicate with owner and can start the negotiations this early.

Communicating with the website owner can give you various benefits. For one, he or she can answer almost everything that you have in mind when it comes to the website. Aside from that, you can also get tips from him or her in buying and selling websites.

Hope you find the article useful,

Jim