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9 Simple Steps To Get A Strong Web Presence For Your Local Business Without Ever Having A Website

If you are any sort of business owner the you are probably aware that not having a web presence can be a real drawback when it comes to the true earning potential of your business. This is especially true for local small business owners. You see, years ago small business owners didn’t have to have any sort of web presence to make money and compete with other businesses offering the same services. Those days are long gone. These days it is essential for your offline business to have some sort of internet presence to compete in today’s business world.
It most cases when you think of promoting your business online you think of having a website, correct? Many local business owners think this is the only way to accomplish this and many of them are turned off of the idea either because they do not know how to build a website or because they do not have the budget to hire someone to build one for them.
What if I told you that you do not necessarily need a website to have a strong online presence? Would that interest you? I am about to share with you 1 strategy that you can use to get your local business more exposure and ultimately more customers from the world wide web.
OK, one of the best ways to do this is by creating YouTube videos. This method if used correctly can dramatically increase the amount of exposure your business gets and can have your business well known in cyber space. Don’t worry, you do not have to be a rocket scientist to create your own YouTube videos. In fact it is very easy to do!
Here is all you need to do:
Step 1 – Find some easy to use video creation software. If you are using a PC you can use Windows Movie Maker which should already be on your computer. If it isn’t then you should be able to download it free somewhere.
Step 2 – Get some pictures related to your business together. These can be either pictures that you take or pictures that you grab from the internet. Put all of your images somewhere easy to find on your computer.
Step3 – Find some royalty free music to use. You can find this by doing a quick Google search.
Step 4 – Load your pictures in to your video creator software. Put them in the order you like.A�
Step 5 – Create a slide to place at the end of the video with all of your business details such as name, address, email and phone number.
Step 6 – Save the video on your desktop. Make sure it is saved in a format applicable for YouTube.
Step 7 – Create a YouTube account for your business.
Step 8 – Upload your video to the site. Make sure that you use a catchy title that has your business name in it and the area that you’re located if possible. Make sure that you do the same in the description part of the video. Add as many relevant tags to the video as well.
Step 9 – You’re done!
This strategy really does work and can be done in very little time. Even if you do not want to create the videos yourself there are people out there that will do the videos for you for very cheap. I hope you learned something that will help your offline business grow.…

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4 Simple Steps For Growing a Profitable Email List Online

If you’re marketing online there is no reason at all not to have an email list. You don’t need your own product to sell to grow and profit from your own list. All you need is an autoresponder system and a way for people to optin to your list from your web site.
In fact, building a list before having your own product can be pretty cool as you instantly have a list of targeted prospects for your offer once you finish your product and it’s ready to go to market.
In the meantime, you can make money online by sending out quality offers to your list as an affiliate.
Money Making Key – having a list of people interested in your topic, that trust you and see you as an expert in the field (or someone who can point them in the right direction) will allow you to grow a profitable, successful, long-term business online.
1. Bribe ‘Em!
You have to get them on your list, right? This isn’t 1998 when email was new and all you had to do was offer a free email newsletter. People are overwhelmed nowadays with email they don’t want.
So you need to offer something for free, that is QUALITY information, in the form of a short report, autoresponder series, audio or video, based on the topic that they are interested in learning more about.
If you give them quality information, they will be more likely to trust you and buy from you when you do recommend something that costs money.
2. Make ‘Em Pay First! – List size doesn’t mean anything if it doesn’t make you money. One way to grow a quality list is to make them pay first! Offer something of high quality at a low price of $5 or $10.
You’ll get a lot less people to optin. The major upside is that everyone that gets on your list has already proven they are willing buyers and that’s ultimately what you want.
3. Make it Easy for ‘Em! – Don’t hide your optin box! If you run a blog or content site place an optin form in your side navbar AND at the beginning or end (or both) of every article or blog post!
4. Test Test Test! – You gotta constantly test your offer. Keep trying new ways to get people on your list to improve your conversion rate.
The more visitors you can convert to subscribers the more money you can make from your list (you should be testing your offers once they are on your list as well).…