Are you over your YouTube fever yet?

July 21st, 2012

Are you over your YouTube fever? Already? Looking for alternatives?

Surefire! Always keep an eye for new stuff. Who knows you get a better (excellent may be) medium which requires no efforts and does way better than a YouTube promo via a lengthy video (expensive may be). After all YouTube was also un-noticed thing (back in time). Google was no body (way back in time!). You are not gonna get new crazy ideas of site promotion unless you keep you eyes, ears (and arms) open! But be hesitant! Do not put all you “apples” in the same basket, never for a new experimental idea. Be sure to always keep enough of tested and tried mediums under your belt. You can mix and match. Can give a 50-50 (I prefer 30:70 for new:old) chance for new-old (tested stuff), this will do you no harm, and will always keep you on edge. Always ready with new stuff, even before people get aware of it.

Speaking of new stuff, I believe you already know that article marketing is one of the best ways to generate targeted traffic and back-links to your website. But there is another powerful tool that can be used to generate even more traffic. It’s called Video Marketing. For The First Time In History, You Can Turn Your Articles To LIVE And TALKING Videos In Less Than 3 Minutes!
This groundbreaking technology is called the Article Video Robot. This new invention has gotten the internet buzzing. The really cool thing about it is that it cost less than $1 to turn your article to video and distribute to over 17 video sites and multiple social network sites.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2009-08-15 11:35:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Good Design Practices

July 21st, 2012

Good Design Practices

Your website is where your business resides — it’s like the headquarter of an offline company. Hence, it is important to practice good design principles to make sure your site reaches out to the maximum number of visitors and sells to as many people as possible.

Make sure you have clear directions on the navigation of your website. The navigation menu should be uncluttered and concise so that visitors know how to navigate around your website without confusion.

Reduce the number of images on your website. They make your site load very slowly and more often than not they are very unnecessary. If you think any image is essential on your site, make sure you optimize them using image editing programs so that they have a minimum file size.

Keep your text paragraphs at a reasonable length. If a paragraph is too long, you should split it into separate paragraphs so that the text blocks will not be too big. This is important because a block of text that is too large will deter visitors from reading your content.

Make sure your website complies to web standards at and make sure they are cross-browser compatible. If your website looks great in Internet Explorer but breaks horribly in Firefox and Opera, you will lose out on a lot of prospective visitors.

Avoid using scripting languages on your site unless it is absolutely necessary. Use scripting languages to handle or manipulate data, not to create visual effects on your website. Heavy scripts will slow down the loading time of your site and even crash some browsers. Also, scripts are not supported across all browsers, so some visitors might miss important information because of that.

Use CSS to style your page content because they save a lot of work by styling all elements on your website in one go.

Originally posted 2009-10-18 23:31:16. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What are Dedicated Servers?

July 21st, 2012

What are Dedicated Servers?

What are dedicated servers? A dedicated server is not someone who is attentive to you in a restaurant. When you hear the term “dedicated servers” online it usually refers to the type of web hosting provider for a website.

If you have started an internet website, you are probably aware that you need a host. There are several different types of web hosting available. You can get hosting through a free server. This is usually used by people who want to have a personal web page for friends and family. A free server will most likely put their own ads on your web page so that they can generate income.

There are also shared servers. A shared server is the logical choice of most businesses starting out on the website. Because internet hosting can cost hundreds of dollars per month, most small businesses choose a shared server so they do not have to invest so much money at the onset of their business.

A shared server can be a good option for a small internet business or a personal website. There is no reason for a personal website owner to have a dedicated server. A small business or personal website can keep costs down if they share the cost of hosting with other businesses.

However, if your business suddenly begins to take off, or you find that you want a lot more space for forums and shopping carts that your current shared server cannot give you, it may be time to look into getting a dedicated server.

Dedicated servers host only your website. This means that all of the space and bandwidth on the server is yours and yours alone. You do not have to share hosting with other businesses. You can generally make your website as large as you want and include databases such as shopping carts as well as forums, that normally take up quite a bit of space.

This also means that you have total control over the safety of your server and your website. You can add additional features that can make your site even more secure, to the benefit of both your customers as well as yourself.

Dedicated servers usually cost a lot more each month to maintain, but there are different sizes as well as services available for this type of web hosting. When perusing the different options when it comes to dedicated servers online, you can generally find everything from larger servers to budget dedicated servers.

Nothing can be worse for an internet business than the following:

- Customers not being able to access the website because there is not enough bandwidth, leading the customer to believe the website no longer exists.

- Customers not trusting the security of the website because last month their credit card information was lifted because the website was not secure.

- A severe limit on the website with regard to space that eventually costs you customers.

All of the above scenarios can be avoided by using dedicated servers instead of shared servers. Dedicated servers add space, bandwidth and security for internet business websites.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2009-09-29 18:21:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

3 Important Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

July 21st, 2012

3 Important Things All Affiliate Marketers Need To Survive Online

Every affiliate marketer is always looking for the successful market that gives the biggest paycheck. Sometimes they think it is a magic formula that is readily available for them. Actually, it is more complicated than that. It is just good marketing practices that have been proven over years of hard work and dedication.
There are tactics that have worked before with online marketing and is continuing to work in the online affiliate marketing world of today. With these top three marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are these three tactics?

1. Using unique web pages to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save some money on web hosting. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every product and nothing more.

Always include product reviews on the website so visitors will have an initial understanding on what the product can do to those who buys them. Also include testimonials from users who have already tried the product. Be sure that these customers are more than willing to allow you to use their names and photos on the site of the specific product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive compelling and include calls to act on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

2. Offer free reports to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try to create auto-responder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospect leaving the page and never return again. By placing useful information into their in-boxes at certain specified period, you will remind them of the product they thought they want later and will find out that the sale is closed. Be sure that the content is directed toward specific reasons to buy the product. Do not make it sound like a sales pitch.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life and things easier and more enjoyable. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free reports that they will be missing something big if they do not avail of your products and services.

3. Get the kind of traffic that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what you have put up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 300-600 words in length. By continuously writing and maintaining these articles you can generate as many as 100 targeted readers to your site in a day.
Always remember that only 1 out of 100 people are likely to buy your product or get your services. If you can generate as much as 1,000 targeted hits for your website in a day, that means you can made 10 sales based on the average statistic.

The tactics given above does not really sound very difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires a little time and an action plan on your part.

Try to use these tips for several affiliate marketing programs. You can end maintaining a good source of income and surviving in this business that not all marketers can do.
Besides, think of the huge paychecks you will be receiving…

Originally posted 2009-10-26 19:24:21. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Understanding Foreclosures

July 21st, 2012

“Understanding Foreclosure”
By James Nsien2

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Foreclosure is the legal and professional proceeding in which a mortgagee, or other lienholder, usually a lender, obtains a court ordered termination of a mortgagor’s equitable right of redemption. Usually a lender obtains a security interest from a borrower who mortgages or pledges an asset like a house to secure the loan. If the borrower defaults and the lender try to repossess the property, courts of equity can grant the borrower the equitable right of redemption if the borrower repays the debt. While this equitable right exists, the lender cannot be sure that it can successfully repossess the property, thus the lender seeks to foreclose the equitable right of redemption. Other lienholders can also foreclose the owner’s right of redemption for other debts, such as for overdue taxes, unpaid contractors’ bills or overdue HOA dues or assessments.

Why Do Home Owners (or Sellers) Go Into Foreclosure?

Sellers stop making payments for a mass of reasons. Few choose to go into foreclosure voluntarily. It’s often an unpredictable result from one of the following:
• jobless, fired or quit job
• lack of ability to continue working due to health conditions
• Extreme debt and mounting bill obligations
• Squabbles with co-owner, divorce
• Job transfer to another state

Negotiating Directly with Sellers in Foreclosure

Investors who specialize in buying foreclosures often prefer to purchase these homes before the foreclosure proceedings are final.

Before approaching a seller in distress, consider:

1. Foreclosure proceedings vary from state to state. In states where mortgages are used, home owners can end up staying in the property for almost a year; whereas, in states where trust deeds are used, a seller has less than four months before the trustee’s sale.

2. Almost every state provides for some period of redemption. This means the seller has an irrevocable right during a certain length of time to cure the default, including paying all foreclosure costs, back interest and missed principal payments, to regain control of the property. For more information, consult a real estate lawyer.

3. Many states also require that buyers give to sellers certain disclosures regarding equity purchases. Failure to provide those notices and to prepare offers on the required paperwork can result in fines, lawsuits or even revocation of sale.

4. Determine whether you’re the type of person who can easily take advantage of a seller’s misfortune under these circumstances and / or put a family out on the street. Others will feign compassion and trick themselves into believing they are “helping” the home owners avoid further embarrassment, but deep inside yourself, you know that’s not true.

What happens when you let your home go into foreclosure?

Lenders will offer a forbearance agreement in order to avoid a foreclosure. A forbearance agreement will allow the borrower to pay a slightly higher payment until the past due loan is brought current.
If the lender is unwilling to work out an agreement they will file a notice of default (NOD) with the county recorders office. Once this is filed the borrower has a three month period in which to pay the past due amount including foreclosure fee’s.
If the loan is not reinstated during the three month period the trustee files a notice of sale. This notice must contain the date, time and location of the sale. The notice of sale is published in a local periodical and posted on the door of the subject property. The trustee must publish the notice at least once per week for three weeks. During the three week period the borrower can still reinstate the loan by paying the past due balance and applicable fee’s. If the sale is postponed more than three times a new notice of sale must be filed.
At the end of the three week period the home is auctioned to the highest bidder who pays with cash or by cashiers check to the lender. The lender then transfers title to the new owner. The now previous owner has no recourse for recovering the home once the title is transferred.

House auctions:

At first glimpse, house auctions hold the stigma of foreclosure. Many house or real estate auctions are the result of foreclosure (after a bank’s foreclosure sale, often one-sided with favor on the bank’s side), but many auctions are the method of choice for special properties or properties that are unique. Many hard to sell properties with special services or eccentricities go the route of the house auction.
Foreclosure sales differ from house auctions in that bidders compete with the bank or lender regarding the home price. If the bank deems the bid too low, it will counter with its own offer and is not averse to the back and forth. Many foreclosures are sold “as is” and the bank is not liable, as are conventional real estate professionals, for unforeseen property blemishes or structural problems. The bank wants to make money despite the mythology that good deals are to be made through foreclosures. It’s caveat emptor or “let the buyer beware.”
In real estate auctions, bidders compete with the other. The seller, along with the auction specialist, determine a comparable market value (CMV) for the house. If there are no CMVs, a minimal or reserve price may be set to begin the auction. The auction ends when the reserve price is met or exceeded. There is no reserve price (absolute auction) in a foreclosure sale, and the best bid is awarded. The house auction sale has a reserve price (restricted auction).
Furthermore house auction services are not free. Typically, home auction fees are 8% to 9% of the home price compared to an average agent commission of 6% in a conventional sale.

Recent report on Mortgage Delinquencies:
US Mortgage Delinquencies Reach Record High in Q4, According to MBA

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) of America, mortgage delinquencies climbed 7.88 percent during Q4, the biggest increase since record-keeping began in 1972.

Mortgage Delinquencies Reached  A High of 7.88

A breakdown of the report shows that delinquencies on prime mortgages rose 5.06 percent in Q4 compared to 4.34 percent in Q3, while sub prime mortgage delinquencies surged 21.88 percent. A greater proportion of these delinquencies were attributed to adjustable rate mortgages when compared to fix rate mortgages.

Furthermore, inventory foreclosures associated with sub prime, adjustable rate mortgages were up a record 22.18 percent, which only highlights the fact that these particular types of mortgages along with lax credit standards were behind the housing market collapse. This is much of the reason why the government has implemented their “Making Home Affordable” program where they will offer incentives to persuade mortgage-servicing companies to modify the loans of borrowers who are deemed as being at risk of foreclosure. The program would allow for mortgage-services to lower interest rates as low as 2 percent, extend payment periods, or make other modifications to bring the borrower’s monthly payment down to 31 percent of their income.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services
NCN Real Estate Investments, LLC

Originally posted 2009-04-11 11:50:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

You May Already Be Marketing On The Internet

July 21st, 2012

You May Already Be Marketing On The Internet

Take a moment to think about how you would really answer this question. If given enough thought just about any business owner who utilizes the Internet for any purpose will likely find that whether or not they intentionally organized an Internet marketing campaign, they may already be marketing their products and services on the Internet. This article will examine some subtle ways business owners may already be marketing their business on the Internet.

Do you have a website for your business? Business owners who answer yes to this question are already marketing their products or services online just by virtue of the fact that they have a website online. Having a live website means there is the potential for curious Internet users to access your website. You may not be actively promoting your website but you may still find that your website generates interest in your products despite the lack of promotional endeavors; this is a form of passive marketing.

Do you participate in message boards and include a link to your website in your signature? Again business owners who answer yes to this question are already marketing their website online. Savvy business owners realize the importance of participation in industry related message boards to create an interest in their products and services, establish themselves as knowledgeable about the industry and offer a link to their own website even if it is in the signature line of their posts. However, even business owners who do not realize this may already be inadvertently enjoying the benefits of Internet marketing which result from message board participation just by doing something they enjoy and may be doing as a form of leisure activity.

Do you include keywords which are relevant to your business in the content of your website? Business owners who answer yes to this question are also already marketing on the Internet by optimizing their website for these keywords. These search engine optimization (SEO) affects the websites whether or not they were even aware of the concept of keyword density and how it can help to SEO a website. Business owners will likely use certain words often depending on the type of products and services they offer just because it is natural and logical to do so. This tendency, however, can result in search engines boosting your website rankings for these particular keywords. The concept of SEO is much more involved and complex than simply using keywords frequently but business owners can gain some benefit just by naturally applying relevant keywords to their website.

Do you solicit feedback from your customers online? This is yet another example of how business owners may be accidentally marketing their business on the Internet. Most business owners realize the importance of soliciting feedback from customers for business purposes and business owners who offer products online might solicit feedback in the form of online surveys. Although the business owners may be doing this simply for a business purpose the fact that it is done online makes it fall into the category of Internet marketing.

We have already discussed several ways in which business owners may already be marketing online but what about business owners who want to have an increased online presence? Business owners who may already be marketing online accidentally may wish to launch a full scale Internet marketing campaign. The best way to do this is to hire a consultant with experience in Internet marketing to assist you in creating a campaign which is effective for your target audience.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2009-09-12 16:52:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Do You Know About The Flipside of Flipping Houses?

July 21st, 2012

Do You Know About The Flipside of Flipping Houses?

Television programming and infomercials of all styles will have you believe that flipping houses is a fun and fascinating way to turn a serious profit in real estate. It is just that, though it is also so much more. There is a lot of money that can be made by flipping houses (buying homes in various states of neglect or disrepair, making the repairs, and then selling for a sizeable profit) by the right professionals. However, there is a massive amount of work that is actually involved in the process of making that money. The sheer volume  of work, the time consumption, the sleepless nights and days, and the sometimes disgusting chores that must be done in order to get a run down property in sellable conditions is often glossed over on these television shows for various reasons-most of all the reason that the average Joe sitting at home wants to believe that he too can do this kind of work for quick profits and these images are not conducive to that illusion. In other words, this is a tough racket no matter how easy they attempt to make it seem. Poor planning is the bane of a property flipper’s existence.

In order to have a successful flip (and by that I mean maximum profit-minimum investment not any profit at all) you must carefully create a plan of action and implement that plan as quickly and cost effectively as possible. You must also realize that there are likely to be rain delays, hiccups, and disasters along the way. Proper planning can eliminate some of the disasters that may occur but it will not eliminate every conceivable possibility that will come along. More importantly than anything else however, proper planning can limit these occurrences as well as their severity to the overall time schedule and budget. Another important thing, which falls under proper planning, is having a proper inspection done. The importance of this step cannot be stressed enough.

Knowing the problems and potential problems that exist in a property can help you create a workable timetable and budget for the property flip. This also notifies you of potential problems you may encounter along the way. The television shows that deal with this week in and out often leave out this oh so important step and many would be investors find themselves investing in a money pit rather than a home that has potential to turn the quick profits they are hoping for. You should make every effort to insure that your first flip is a simple cosmetic flip (this is something that a good inspector can assist with). In fact, this should be the case for your first few flips and then you can move on to more substantial flips that involve more work. The reason is simple-while the profits will be somewhat smaller on these cosmetic flips it gives you, as the investor, the opportunity to learn to budget, set timetables, and live within those budgets and timetables. This is where most investors go astray when taking on projects that are above their means. A house flip is no small endeavor and there is a lot of money to be lost along the way when this particular real estate investment doesn’t pan out. Start small and ignore the dollar signs in your eyes, then work up to more extensive projects. Another pitfall that many investors make is not catering to the audience they are hoping to attract in the property being flipped.

A bachelor’s pad does not need 3 or 4 bedrooms. At the same time, a family home typically needs at least 3 if not 4 or more bedrooms. Other considerations should be fenced in yards, landscaping, and maintenance requirements. Low maintenance lawns are in high demand these days particularly low maintenance lawns that appear to be well landscaped. Keep these things in mind when flipping your real estate and you should see some degree of success-just remember, the rewards when you are doing things you never thought you would be doing during the process.

James Nsien2
NCN Real Estate Investments, LLC

Originally posted 2009-07-25 16:40:33. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Using Product Recommendations To Increase Your Bottom Line

July 21st, 2012

Using Product Recommendations To Increase Your Bottom Line

In affiliate marketing, there are many ways in which you can increase your earnings and maintain the account that you have worked so hard for already. Most of the techniques and tactics can be learned easily. No need to go anywhere and any further. They are available online, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

One of the more important ways of increasing affiliate marketing bottom line and sale is through the use of product recommendations. Many marketers know that this is one of the most effective ways in promoting a certain product.

If the customers or visitors trust you enough, then they will definitely trust your recommendations. Be very careful in using this approach, though. If you start promoting everything by recommendation, your credibility will actually wear thin. This is seen especially when recommendations are seemingly exaggerated and without much merit.

Do not be afraid to mention things that you do not like about a given product or service. Rather than lose any points for you, this will make your recommendation more realistic and will tend to increase your credibility.

Furthermore, if your visitors are really interested in what you are offering, they will be more than delighted to learn what is good about the product, what is not so good, and how the product will benefit them.

When you are recommending a certain product, there are some things to remember on how to make it work effectively and for your advantage. Sound like the true and leading expert in your field.

Remember this simple equation: Price resistance diminishes in direct proportion to trust. If your visitors feel and believe that you are an expert in your niche, they are more inclined to making that purchase. On the other hand, if you are not exuding any confidence and self-assurance in endorsing your products, they will probably feel that same way and will go in search of another product or service which is more believable.

How do you establish this aura of expertise? By offering unique and new solutions they would not get anywhere else. Show proof that what you are promoting works as promised. Display prominent testimonials and endorsements from respected and known personalities, in related fields of course.
Avoid hype at all costs. It is better to sound low key and confident, than to scream and seek attention. Besides, you would not want to sound unprofessional and have that thinking stick to your potential customers and clients, now would you? Best to appear cool and self-assured at the same time.

And remember; prospects are not stupid. They are actually turning to experts and may already know the things that you know. If you back up your claims with hard facts and data, they would gladly put down hundreds, or even thousands worth of money to your promotions. But if you don’t, they are smart enough to try and look at your competitors and what they are offering.

While recommending a product, it is also important that you give out promotional freebies. People are already familiar with the concept of offering freebies to promoting your won products. But very few people do this to promote affiliate products. Try to offer freebies that can promote or even have some information about your products or services.

Before you add recommendations to you product, it is given that you should try and test the product and support. Do not run the risk of promoting junk products and services. Just think how long it took you to build credibility and trust among your visitors. All that will take to destroy it is one big mistake on your part.

If possible, have recommendations of products that you have 100% confidence in. Test the product support before you begin to ensure that the people you are referring it to would not be left high and dry when a problem suddenly arouse.

Have a look at your affiliate market and look at the strategies you are using. You may not be focusing on the recommendations that your products need to have. You plan of action is sometimes not the only thing that is making your program works.

Try product recommendation and be among those few who have proven its worth.

Originally posted 2009-10-29 18:25:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

NCN IM Services Best Selling – Automotive

July 21st, 2012


Originally posted 2009-07-28 21:14:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Time For A Dedicated Server

July 21st, 2012

Time For A Dedicated Server

If you have been in business awhile on the internet and have seen your business growing by leaps and bounds, perhaps it is time for you to invest in a dedicated server. What is a dedicated server? As the name states, it is a server that will host your website and your website alone. A dedicated server is the ultimate choice in a web hosting for a growing business. If you have a growing business, it is perhaps time for a dedicated server.

When you began your online website business, you most likely used a shared server to host your website. A shared server makes more sense when beginning a business because the cost of a shared server is substantially less than a dedicated server.

A shared server is an ideal way to start your business on the internet. But if you are like most business owners, you want to grow your business. If you are finding that customers are having increasingly difficulty in accessing your website and you would like to have more space, you may decide that it is tie for a dedicated server.

Although it costs substantially more per month to maintain a dedicated server, in the long run, it may end up saving you money when it comes to the added benefits. More space can allow you to expand your forums and also give you shopping carts on your site. Most businesses that sell product on the internet find it useful to have a database, such as a shopping cart. This enables a customer to buy Doxazosin online choose some items that they want to buy, go away from the website for a while, return and still see the items in their cart. Marketing studies show that a customer who returns to the website will often change their mind about buying things they wanted unless they are still lingering in their shopping carts.

In addition to the added space, you can also get more bandwidth when you have a dedicated server. The bandwidth amount is what enables the server to direct customers to your website. When sharing bandwidth with other websites, you run the risk of losing potential customers because they are not able to get through the clogged cialis server to your website. The customer will assume the website is out of business and will rarely try again. In these cases, you lose a acomplia diet pill customer.

This is why it may be time for a dedicated server. If your business is growing by leaps and bounds, you do not want to wait until you begin losing customers before you take action. A dedicated server may cost a bit more money per month and may even have start up costs, but the initial investment will more than pay for itself. The dedicated server will be devoted entirely to your business. It is almost like hosting your own website.

Depending upon what type of service, bandwidth and space you are seeking on your new server that will accommodate your website, you can find either a budget dedicated server or one that is more top of the line and offers additional services.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services
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Originally posted 2009-10-02 21:24:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter