I am sick of all these pitches by the self appointed gurus of internet marketing. Bottom line, if you want to make money you have to do something.
Well, I have been making money at this business every day for 6 years.
Basically I sell safelist memberships. I sell them for $12. bucks per year. They automatically renew each year if the members do not cancel. I originally bought into a similar type of concept organized by someone else. Basically the deal is they manage the safelist server (which can be costly and complicated) and I just sell memberships. for $12. each. They just charge me a small hosting fee of $15. per month and I keep all the profits.
I did great at first. I was selling those $12. memberships like crazy. You see I had already started building my own opt in list for my own marketing
newsletter and the list responded great.
(If you are not building subscribers to your own newsletter you should start now. It is the most important marketing method there is.)
Then the people running the safe list server started messing up. The server crashed and they did not get it back up. I was in a panic. This was a money maker!
What to do? I decided to set up my own safe list server and script and offer the same business opportunity for others.
I hired a programmer. They did a mediocre job but it worked. Constant problems though.Then I hired another programmer to give me a top of the line script and it worked much better.
I still sell the memberships every day. Here is a tutorial on what I do to sell the memberships.
I do not make $1000. per day with this but I make money everyday with this.
This is just one of many online businesses which allows me to make a full time living online.
If you are looking for money for nothing this ain't it. Sorry. It has worked for me though. Every day for 6 years. Now that is a real business. I could care less what the gurus think.
How did I do it? Well, first I contacted everyone in my newletter. Folks, if you are not capturing the names and email addresses of everyone who comes to your site you are losing most of your money. You need to be able to follow up over and over with your potential customers. I suggest using a service such as Aweber or Getresponse to manage your autoresponders and newsletters.
Then, I joined marketing forums and make real contributions. These are generally highly trafficed and ranked sites and the comments get indexed by the search engines. I put my ad in my signature file.
How about link exchanges? These really work. I use a link exchange management software called infowizards and also Arelis. I invite people to place their link on my site for free. People come place their link and see what I have to offer. I have writeen a complete tutorial on this on my site.
How Long Is A Business Day
Both services cost a bit more than regular shipping and are available to commercial entities and corporations. The service chosen will more than likely depend on when the package needs to be there.
To be sure which option you need, see what each shipping method offers
and what they can guarantee prior to shipment.
What is overnight shipping
Also called expedited or air shipping, overnight shipments usually involve a number of transportation methods that enable parcels to arrive at their destination by the next business day. Certain restriction could apply and shipments parameters may be limited to the intercontinental states.
Overnight shipping can be sectioned into two main categories, namely:
• Critical overnight
• Basic overnight
As the title implies, critical overnight shipping is for items that absolutely must reach their destination the following day. This type of method is often more expensive than basic overnight and still may or may not get there by the next day.
Still, by and large, it is the best way to get packages to their destination locations rather quickly and has a higher rate of success.
What are the benefits of overnight shipping
Overnight shipping can come with several different options, including Saturday service, COD (cash on delivery), signature options and request to keep the box at the delivery site for pick up.
What is 2-3 day shipping
Usually called priority shipping, 2-3 day business shipping is fast and affordable. For those with growing business concerns, 2-3 day priority mailing can be utilized for documents, files and all manner of business related packaging.
Far more economical than overnight shipping, 2-3 day air is most often employed on a regular basis, with overnight being the option for parcels that have to be in another city the next day. Since most packages are not that urgent, 2-3 day air is an extremely viable choice for any business.
What are the benefits of 2-3 day shipping
2-3 day business shipping has a variety of pluses that makes it desirable choice for day to day shipping.
Among the many bonuses are:
•Flat rate envelopes for domestic and international shipping. Just be sure that the desired contents fit and the package and weigh less than 70 pounds.
•Two day shipping items can be delivered to PO boxes, mail slots and mailboxes.
•Saturday delivery options available
•Delivery and signature confirmation also available
•Packages can be delivered certified mail
•The ability to customize your shipping choice also makes this an extremely desirable shipping method.
When assessing your packages be sure you know what service route you need to take to get your item to its destination point on time.
Insuring your packages
Just because these options come with guarantees doesn't mean the package itself is protected. If your package is valuable or fragile, it may pay to insure it. Insurance on such shipments are usually negligible and may be well worth the extra cost.
Ask about this option when looking into overnight or 2-3 day business shipping.
Special bulk rates for businesses that tend to ship in bulk continuously may apply. To learn more, locate carrier services that provide both overnight and 2-3day shipping options.
Locating the right carrier agency
There are many shipping companies available but not all are made the same.
Reputation means a lot, so if you are thinking about using overnight business or two to three day business shippers, thoroughly investigate them to see what they offer and if they have a good name.
Taking these steps enable you to take care of your business shipping effectively and efficiently for years to come.
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