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Promote Your Web Site for Free

How is your web site promotion going? Getting frustrated? I felt muddled too, until I discovered what few new web marketers know about –organic marketing.

Organic marketing is just as it sounds–”natural”. In essence, you build a network of connections to your site using natural and simplistic methods. The best part is…it costs you nothing but your time.

Many individuals are still under the impression that to promote their web site, they either have to pay for each click they get on Google or they have to hire a web-site promotion firm at $1000+ per campaign in order to get exposure.

Take it from me, I started into the web marketing business with NO marketing knowledge. I taught myself. How did I do it? The answer is simple: START ASKING QUESTIONS!

Once I started asking questions and finding the answers, the pieces began fitting together. I soon discovered that there are as many options to marketing my web site as there are places to purchase a car–I don’t have to go to just one purchaser or have one strategy.

I want to share my knowledge with all of you who are feeling discouraged. In my last article called, Alleviate Your Internet Marketing Stress, I provided an overview of organic marketing and some of the basics. Read that first to gain a broad understanding of the concept.

In this article, I want to give you an overview of steps to marketing your website using this approach.

First, start with an analysis of your site and your keywords. Your keywords will ultimately determine how relevant your web site is to interested customers. Use the keyword analysis tool called to come up with a list of keywords you think people will type in when they search for your site.

Second, check your site to make sure those same keywords are located near the top of the page. That way the search engine spiders “bots” will be able to read them and immediately determine your relevance. Make sure your keyword density (# of keywords vs. total words) is appropriate, i.e, don’t go overboard!

Third, create readable pages. Readable pages mean that your website pages can be easily read by the search engine robots or “bots”. There is a complete checklist to making sure your pages are “readable”. Get a checklist off of the Internet and go through it. Some examples of items to consider are: make sure you’re not using frames, examine your title tags and description tag, ensure the navigation system on your site is not created using JavaScript, etc.

Fourth, register with search engines. Search engines represent the single most important source of new visitors to your web site. Your goal should be to get your sites submitted to (at least) the following engines: Google,, Teoma/Ask Jeeves, Open Directory project and These are the best places to start. Get onto each of their sites, and find out how to submit your site…and then do it.

Last, link to other sites and encourage them to link to yours. Establishing links to your site is one of the best ways to give the impression of a useful site. If you’re site is a popular place to be for visitors to be, it will directly affect how high you rank in the search engines. There are strategies for doing this and you need to find out how to boost your position using link popularity. Again, get a list of how you do this off of the Internet. Some elements that may be part of your strategy could include: avoiding links with no value, connecting to a group of websites related to a particular subject, etc.

If you have particular questions about how this any of this is done, feel free to email me at my website below. In my next articles, I will be focusing more on the exact “how tos”. In the mean time, don’t give up. This type of marketing takes time. Get educated and you find yourself soon marketing like a pro!

Copyright 2005 Glen Snethun

Elements Needed to Have a Successful Home-Based Business Entrepreneur Mentality

There are a lot of people who like the idea of being their own boss, but becoming an entrepreneur is not for everyone. There is a special mind set when it comes to starting your own business, but it seems with the internet a lot of people forget this. Yes, any one can start a home-based business, but unless you have the correct mind-set you are going to have a lot of problems and most likely fail.Being a home-based entrepreneur is really not much different than any other business. It takes commitment, hard work, and time to have success. There are many reasons for a business to fail, but one of the biggest ones is lack of effort. People start their internet venture, and never really considered if they had the aptitude for it.The number of entrepreneurs starting on the internet would be a lot less if it were to cost the same as a conventional business. Thankfully, for many of us, it doesn’t so it is up to the individual to decide if they wish to have a successful online business. It is not a question of starting a business, but of having a SUCCESSFUL business.Although there are many things involved when you want to make money on the internet, here are five that you must have if you wish to have success.1. Be willing to educate yourself. In business you have to be willing to constantly learn. Business is dynamic and constantly changing, so you must be willing to change with it.2. Be willing to continue to work when you are not making money. It takes time to build up your internet business, you will not make money instantly so you have to be willing to work even when there is no money coming in.3. Be willing to start even if you have fear. One of the key elements of new marketers is that they become paralyzed as they are researching. The more they realize they don’t understand, the more likely it is they don’t start. Analysis paralysis is a big problem, you must fight through your uncertainty and just start.4. Be willing to put your ego aside and ask for help. The conception that being a home-based business is lonely is false. If you are willing to look for help it is available. There is a huge community of fellow home-based business owners willing to share their knowledge as long as you ask.5. Be willing to sacrifice. Running an internet business will require sacrifice, especially at the beginning. If you are committed and willing to give up some things you will have great success. In the end what you gain will far out way what you had to sacrifice in the beginning.Far too often people get involved with a home-based internet business, but have no idea if they are willing to do the work and make the sacrifices to achieve success. If you want to be an entrepreneur you will need to look within before you start and decide if you have the mind set to do what it takes to create a successful home-based business.

Home Based Business Associations – Are They Telling You Everything You Need to Know?

It’s easy to get tired of all of the empty promises made by home-based businesses. You may be looking for someone you can trust who will tell you the truth about what’s real and what is simply a scam to take your money. You may have heard about the Home Based Business Association and are wondering if they are an organization you can trust to tell you what you need to know. This article offers a perspective on this organization, the information they provide, and the relevancy of their point of view, along with a few other important points to consider when choosing the best vehicle for realizing your dreams.The Home Based Business Association is a company that focuses on providing you with information about opportunities to work from home. Their aim is to help you get the factual information about an opportunity before you make the decision to get involved. If you have ever been exposed to their materials, you will have seen that they have pretty much run the gamut of possibilities as far as money making opportunities go. They talk about companies that have you filling out surveys at home, about network marketing companies, about MLM opportunities and more.The information provided by The Home Based Business Association offers a good starting point for understanding what each company is about. It describes the compensation plan, the company’s history and its founders. Most of their information is quite helpful and relatively complete. Once you have gathered the information you need, you will certainly be well on your way to being able to make an intelligent decision about which company is best for you. Information is your best friend when looking into opportunities like these. A resource like this is a good thing.However, you always have to be mindful of the source of the material and what they may have to gain from offering you the information, including the material provided by The Home Based Business Association. Any press or written material is written by a person, or company, with a purpose. It’s safe to say that everyone has some level of vested interest and a profit to make. Even not- for-profit organizations need to make money in order to survive, or else they are not going to be able to help anyone. Let this simply be a reminder to make sure that you are exercising your own common sense and sensible judgement when it comes to choosing a home-based business.After you’ve determined that a given company or product is legitimate, you then need to evaluate whether or not it might be the opportunity that will work best for you. Everyone has a different style and different preferences, not to mention different goals and dreams. They are as individual as we are as people. Fortunately, there are many options to choose from. Ultimately you have to consider what kind of life and lifestyle you want to create. Then, look to find a vehicle, a team, and a mentor that are congruent with your values and your dreams, and provide a way to make them a reality. The Home Based Business Association is a great resource for gathering information, but finding a vehicle for realizing your dreams is very personal. Above all, look for people that you like, trust, and respect.