How to Capture Streaming Video

July 21st, 2012

How to Capture Streaming Video

Streaming video is actually available through a number of different formats. Many people are aware of streaming video on the internet, since this is roughly when the term began to be used. Prior to this, video was often streamed in other ways, but there was no need to differentiate between the methods of transfer since the streaming method was not used to the extent that it is used today. Streaming is the way in which the video is sent. It is sent between the supplier and the recipient in a real time manner. The information is being sent on a constant basis so that the individual consumer will be able to pick it up or open it whenever they want. Obviously the internet is able to accomplish this since it is open twenty four hours a day. On the internet, there are a number of ways to capture, or record streaming video. One of the simplest ways is through getting a software program that will allow the individual to record the streaming video of the individual’s choice over the internet. In some other cases, there will be an option to download the streaming video. Another option is that the hyperlink for the streaming video will be offered, and this link can be posted or imbedded in other areas to make the streaming video more accessible in a certain area. Many people will add a video to their blogging site in order to access certain videos with more ease.

However, the internet is not the only forum through which streaming video is offered. One of the first venues to offer streaming video was the television. Television channels are also offering streaming video at virtually all times. Channels and stations are perpetually broadcasting, waiting to be picked up by the consumers. When it comes to capturing this type of streaming video, many people are actually very prepared with the process. By setting up a video cassette recorder, an individual isable to record the video that is streaming into their TV and capture it on the video cassette that is in their VCR. As the technology of the time progressed, it also became possible to record onto a disc.

Many DVD players will now allow the individual to capture the video and burn it on to the disc. In both of these cases, it is possible to then transfer the captured video over that medium, either the cassette or the disc. Capturing streaming video is very important to many people because it allows them to transfer information and save different types of information in a very simple and convenient way. In order for our society to grow and develop, it is very important that we are able to share information between ourselves and through capturing streaming video we are able to do just that in many ways, which makes it more effective as a way of sharing ideas as well. Information through streaming video can be captured by news stations and individuals, and can be used for personal and professional reasons.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing services

Originally posted 2009-12-24 18:10:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Participating In Banner Exchanges

July 21st, 2012

Participating In Banner Exchanges

Business owners who want to take advantage of Internet marketing strategies such as banner ads but are on a limited budget may find banner exchanges to be quite useful. The ideal use of banner ads would include placing your banner ad on a website which receives a great deal of traffic and attracts an audience who will likely be interested in your products or services. Additionally, this website should not directly compete for your business. This scenario may be difficult to find and even when a business owner is able to find this type of situation, purchasing advertisement space may be expensive especially if it is a highly competitive niche. These business owners may find banner exchanges to be an affordable alternative.

The most appealing factor of banner ad exchanges is the cost effectiveness of these situations. Most banner ad exchange groups are free to participants. Unlike placing a banner ad independently, there is no financial cost for the appearance of the banner ad on another website but the business owner does have an obligation to fulfill. Most banner ad exchanges will find another website to post your advertisement without charging a fee but they will require you to post at least one banner ad, and sometimes more, on your website in exchange for having your banner ad displayed on another website. Many banner ad exchanges will work to attempt to match your banner ad to a relevant website but this is not always possible and your banner ad may wind up on a website which is not relevant to your products or services. This will likely mean that the banner ads will generate very little interest in your products and services. Similarly the advertisements you are asked to post may not complement your website well. You will likely have the opportunity to reject advertisements in particular categories you find to be offensive but will have little control beyond that to moderate the banner ads on your website.

Another very affordable option for placing your banner ads on the Internet may include starting an affiliate marketing campaign. This is an Internet marketing campaign in which website owners, or affiliates, post your banner ad on their website and attempt to promote your products and services for you. The banner ads typically include graphics and text which entice Internet users to click through the ad to your website and also include embedded code which provides you with feedback detailing which affiliates generated the website traffic. This information is necessary because affiliates are typically not paid unless they achieve a desired result such as enticing Internet users to click through the banner ad or make a purchase. The affiliates are typically compensated either on a cost per click basis or a cost per sale basis. Cost per click means the affiliate receives a predetermined amount of money each time a user clicks on the ad. Cost per sale means the affiliate receives either a flat fee or a percentage of the sale for each sale generated by the affiliate. Affiliates may also be paid on a cost per lead basis which means they are compensated when a user performs a specific action such as registering with a website or filling out a survey. Most people favor affiliate programs because it is a cost effective way to place your banner ads online and because they only have to pay affiliates who are successful.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2009-09-20 00:12:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Do You Know Which Affiliate Networks To Look Out For When Promoting?

July 21st, 2012

Do You Know Which Affiliate Networks To Look Out For When Promoting?

There are many horror stories about affiliate programs and networks. People have heard them over and over again, that some are even wary of joining one. The stories they may have heard are those related to illegal programs or pyramid schemes. Basically, this kind of market does not have real, worthy product.

You do not want to be associated with these schemes. It is obvious you want to be with a program that offers high quality product that you will readily endorse. The growing number of those who have joined already and are succeeding immensely is proof enough that there are reliable and quality affiliate programs out there.

Why participate in an affiliate program?

It allows you to work part-time. It gives you the opportunity to build a generous residual income. And it makes you an owner of a small business. Affiliate programs have already created lots of millionaires. They are the living testimony of how hard work; continuous prospecting, motivating and training others pay off.

If ever you are deciding to join one, you must take note that you are getting into something that is patterned to what you are capable of. This will be an assurance that you are capable of doing anything to come out successful.

How do you choose a good affiliate program to promote? Here are some tips you may want to look over before choosing one:

1. A program that you like and have interest in. One of the best ways of knowing if that is the kind of program you wish to promote is if you are interested in purchasing the product yourself. If that is the case, chances are, there are many others who are also interested in the same program and products.

2. Look for a program that is of high quality. For instance, look for one that is associated with many experts in that particular industry. This way, you are assured that of the standard of the program you will be joining into.

3. Join in the ones that offer real and viable products. How do you know this? Do some initial research. If possible, track down some of the members and customers to give you testimonial on the credibility of the program.

4. The program that is catering to a growing target market. This will ensure you that there will be more and continuous demands for your referrals. Make inquiries. There are forums and discussions you can participate in to get good and reliable feed-backs.

5. A program with a compensation plan that pays out a residual income and a payout of 30% or more would be a great choice. There are some programs offering this kind of compensation. Look closely for one. Do not waste your time with programs that do not reward substantially for your efforts.

6. Be aware of the minimum quotas that you must fulfill or sales target that is too hard to achieve. Some affiliate programs imposes pre-requisites before you get your commissions. Just be sure that you are capable of attaining their requirements.

7. Select one that has plenty of tools and resources that can help you grow the business in the shortest possible time. Not all affiliate programs have these capacities. Make sure use you decide on one with lots of helpful tools you can use.

8. Check out if the program has a proven system that can allow you to check your networks and compensation. Also check if they have it available online for you to check anytime and anywhere.

9. The program that is offering strong incentives for members to renew their membership each time. The affiliate program that provides continuous help and upgrades for its products have the tendency to retain its members. These things can assure the growth of your networks.

10. Be aware of the things that members are not happy about in a program. Like with the ones mentioned above, you can do your checking at discussion forums. If you know someone in that same program, there is ho harm asking if there are many downsides involved.

Have a thorough and intensive knowledge about the affiliate program and network you will be promoting on.

Knowing the kind of program you are getting yourself into will make you anticipate and prevent any future problems you may encounter.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2009-07-25 17:22:01. 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

Real Estate Investor’s Blind Date

July 21st, 2012

“15 Lucrative Income Streams In Real Estate”

by: JamesNsien2

About one and a half years ago, October 2006, I decided to take a plunge into something that I knew absolutely nothing about after attending a Get Motivated Seminar at the sports arena where the Detroit Pistons basketball team plays NBA Basketball in the city of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The arena was full of people who wanted to hear from great speakers such as ESPN’s Dick Vitale, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, former mayor of N.Y. City Rudy Giuliani, motivational speaker Zig Ziglar and several others.There were additional speakers who spoke about creating wealth in areas such as stock market investing and Real Estate Investing. Those investment topics caught my attention.

I signed up to learn about Real Estate Investing as a means of generating additional income and creating wealth.At the time I knew only a few things about real-estate.I knew that real-estate involved realtors; driving around for days, weeks, and sometimes months looking for a property; looking for and finding a bank or a mortgage company that will loan you money to purchase your new house.Additionally, I knew that being qualified and approved for a loan to purchase a new house, consultation with a real-estate attorney to make sure all of the legal stuffs are in order, and working with a title company were components of real-estate.At the time I knew that much, which wasn’t much at all.However, prior to then, I had been able to go through the process three separate times to purchase my primary residence as I moved from one place to another.

One month after the seminar, I proceeded to attend a three day introductory class to Real Estate Investing.There I found out that there were about fifteen or so different income streams in Real Estate Investing.I was shocked and amazed.Here I was a professional in a different industry sector, confined to my area of expertise and not opening myself up to learning about other things which were happening around me. (The point here is that one needs to continuously learn and grow – learn about things outside of your area of expertise, expand your comfort zone).  I found out that one can generate a substantial income and wealth from any or a combination of the following areas:

·Real Estate Training – (You get to teach others)

·Wholesale Buying


·Lease Option

·Property Management & Cash Flow

·Creative Real Estate Financing

·Asset Protection

·Tax Relief

·Discount Notes and Mortgages

·Manufactured / Mobile Homes & RV Park

·Fixing Up / Rehabbing for Profit

·Tax Liens and Deeds

·Commercial Real Estate Investing

·Land Investment & Development – Domestic

·Land Investment & Development – International

Some of these Real Estate Investing areas are considered earned income, some are passive/residual income, and some are portfolio income.Amazing stuff!In case you’re wondering how much it would cost to get trained in all of the areas above?Good question!How about a cool $130,000.00 plus? Some of these courses are set up so you can have a personal coaching for several months by phone; you get to have a personal mentor come and work with you hands-on for three days – this mentor actually comes to your hometown and work with you; you get three days classroom training (and of course you have to pay for your own transportation, room and board). I decided I could only afford less than a handful of these courses, so I signed up for Wholesale Buying, Foreclosure, Lease Option, and Creative Financing.I learned a lot, I traveled to places like Texas, and Florida, and Ohio to attend these courses in addition to iLinc “on-line lesson” via computer and telephone.Needless to say, I dropped a nice $50k to learn those stuff which I thought was well worth it.

The first thing I did after my first course, which was Wholesale Buying, was that I started driving around looking for deals.The first deal that I came across was a foreclosure auction (mind you, prior to this I had not taken my foreclosure class yet). During my first auction ever, I won a bid on a property that was in a mortgage default for $65,900.00.My winning bid was $700.00 plus a $3000.00 administrative fee to the auction company.For $3700.00 how can I go wrong?I was excited!Then it dawned on me that I have not even seen the property, no photos, nothing.I did not even know where in the city the property was located. This was a Real Estate Investor’s total blind date. Something kept telling me “you shouldn’t go home empty handed tonight – $3700.00?How can you go wrong?”I wrote two checks – one to the bank for $700.00 and another check to the auction company for $3000.00. I was told that a local Title Company will be contacting me in about 2 – 3 weeks for closing.I went home excited but nervous.I was excited because I’ve gotten my first deal, and nervous because I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.

After the auction it was too late in the night to go and check out my first real-estate investment deal.The next morning, I took a drive and found my property boarded up and pretty close to the war zone. The house was a two-story du-plex with aluminum siding missing from the ground level to about three quarter distance up on the second level.It appears the aluminum was missing due to scrap metal’s lucrative potential for the small-time neighborhood entrepreneurs.Immediately adjacent to my house, on one side, is an empty lot followed by a building that is completely un-salvageable – I think it needs to be bulldozed because it’s an eyesore; and on the side of the house are series of empty lots which extend all the way to a very busy street (and across that street is employees’ parking lot at one of the major medical facilities in the city – directly adjacent to the parking lot is the hospital).Directly across the street from my house are several decent nicely kept houses which are still occupied.My new house looked like it had been boarded up for a while.The front and side doors had padlocks on them so I was unable to go inside to check out my new investment deal.

Two weeks went by, I had not heard from the Title Company about closing.Three weeks and one day went by, I called the Title Company and I was told that they knew nothing about closing on that particular property; and that they had not heard from the bank.So I called one of my contractor friends to go with me and check out the property even though I hadn’t heard from Title Company about a possible closing date.When we got to the house we noticed foot-steps in the snow from the left-side of the house towards and around the back of the house ending by a window on the right-side of the house. It appeared that someone had been staying there.Since we had no keys to enter the house properly, we entered through the same window just like the person or persons with the foot-steps in the snow.The stench and garbage inside were awful. With flashlights, we inspected the interior of the house; luckily no one was inside the house to result in any negative encounter.The walls, ceilings, doors, windows, tiles, floors, 2-bath rooms, 2-kitchens – all needed major attention.For $3700.00, I am still thinking “it’s going to be okay.”After-all, I’m an investor now – “I will make it work,” I said to my contractor friend.

After I and my contractor friend came out of the house through the same way we got in, we proceeded to inspect the exterior of the house.That’s when we noticed a “For Sale” sign posted on the front of the house.Mind you, we did not notice this “For Sale” sign when we got there; I think we were too busy paying attention to the foot-steps in the snow.

My house is For Sale?How can that be? This is a Mistake!I bought this house at an auction and I got papers to proof it.It’s got to be a major Mistake.My contractor friend says to me jokingly “call the listing agent and find out how much they want for your house.”Good idea!So I called the listing agent and was told that the bank has it listed with them and that they’re asking for $9800.00. “MMmmmmm, interesting, thank you”, I said to the listing agent.Now I am really confused.“Why does the bank have my house listed when I just bought it at an auction?” I asked my contractor friend.“I don’t know,” he said.

Over the next day and a half, I made several phone calls attempting to contact the auction company, but was unable to talk to a person.So I left several messages.About a couple of days later I received a letter from the auction company telling me that the bank did not accept my auction bid of $700.00 and that they would refund all of my money – which was a total of $3700.00 ($700 + $3000).  The letter went on to say that the bank would put the house back on the market for interested buyers.I was somewhat left with mixed emotion – I was going to get my money back, however, this was also my first real-estate investment deal which I felt I could “make it work” with substantial return on investment.

I called the listing agent again and asked them “what is the lowest offer the bank will accept?”I was told $8600.00.I said “okay, I’ll make an offer but not for $8600.00.”The listing agent told me to go for it – “all they can say is yes or no,” he said.

Since I was going to pay $3700.00 total at the auction, I turned around and submitted my offer to the bank for $3700.00.On the offer sheet I stated that I would not pay for any back-taxes or water-bill.To my surprise, the bank accepted my offer.I closed on the property for a total out-of-pocket of $4165.00.Oh, by-the-way, the bank ended up bringing more to closing than I did – they ended up paying $5630.00 for a water-lien on the property.

I proceeded and rehabbed the property and now renting it for $800.00 per month ($400.00 for each apartment unit).In this economy, at that neighborhood, my house was recently appraised for $46,000.00.Not bad!

I have since completed my four Real Estate Investment training courses.I now have 5 rental units which are currently generating positive cash flow.I am now equipped with knowledge on real-estate that I never dream about prior to attending that Get Motivated seminar at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan.I cannot wait for the housing market to turn around so I can “turn-on” my newly discovered pipeline full-scale.

The point here is that when you get a chance to learn something new or attend a seminar, don’t take it lightly.Go for it, spend some time and money and educate yourself.You may end up learning something or acquiring new skills that will last you a lifetime.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2008-07-14 20:26:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


July 21st, 2012


Nikon is a camera brand, best known for producing SLR camera. As with the boom of digital cameras all over the world, Nikon joined the bandwagon by producing what they make best, thus the new era of the Nikon digital camera was born – digital SLR.

One of the best in DSLR, the Nikon digital camera called Nikon D70 is 6-mega pixel Nikon digital camera. Coated with polycarbonate over its stainless steel chassis, this Nikon digital camera is furnished with a 50mm AF Nikkor lens that can combine with an 18-70mm kit lens and still be portable enough to be carried around. It has a 200-1600 ISO effective speed range, great for taking pictures both in the shade and under the sun. and why won’t it be?! With its three frames per second continuous shooting rate and its 1/8000 second shutter speed, taking pictures is as easy as clicking away and having fun. this Nikon digital camera is supported with a Flash card.

Another SLR from Nikon is the Nikon Coolpix 8800. An 8-mega pixel Nikon digital camera, the Coolpix 8800 has a compact body. Furnished with a 1.8 inch flip-out and swivel LCD, this baby is surely first rate SLR. This Nikon digital camera features an image stabilizer system to reduce camera shakes particularly on long shots since this gadget can zoom up to 10x (optical zoom) and can focus to up to 3cm in macro mode with its 35-350mm lens. Key controls are very user-friendly, with modes such as sensitivity, image size/quality and white balance – found directly with the mode dial. The image output quality is the middle name of this Nikon digital camera, with great detail rendition, color fidelity and saturation. a rather exceptional feature of the 8800 is the continuous shooting modes, where users can choose 1.2 or 2.3 frames per second. A bit bulky to carry around, the 8800 is perfect for shooting action and sports shots. The 8800 works with a Compact Flash card for storing up your images.

Another digital SLR from Nikon is the Nikon D50. A 6.1 mega pixel Nikon digital camera, this gadget has 7 varied modes to shoot from using its AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor 18-55mm lens. These modes are Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close Up, Sports, Night Portrait and Child. To see the images that you took, this Nikon digital camera is furnished with a 2.0 inch LCD screen. How fast can this camera shoot? It has 2.5 frames per second and with uninterrupted shooting of up to 137 frames per second. This Nikon digital camera is not too bad, especially for novice photographers. This package also includes a software for touching up, editing and sharing your pictures. The software even enables you to burn your images to VCD or DVD format.

One of the first point and shoot Nikon digital cameras is the Nikon Coolpix 4800. A four mega pixel Nikon digital camera, the old school designed 4800 is equipped with a 1.8 inch LCD screen for viewing your pictures. The 4800 is an 8.3x zoom Nikon digital camera with 6-50mm Nikkor Ed lens that zooms quickly and has continuous auto focusing (a feature where your lens is always trying to keep your pictures sharp). It also allows users to shoot, record and playback short movie clips with its assist and excellent scene modes – meaning that includes providing outlines for portraits (for tweaking purposes), exposure and sensitivity settings. These features are very helpful especially for novice photographers that want to try their hands at photography. Along with that, it comes with a 13.5MB SD card and the Li-on battery pack.

Remember to check out Nikon’s website at or to see the latest Nikon digital cameras.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2010-03-19 17:22:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

4 Quick Steps to Improve an Existing Product

July 21st, 2012

4 Quick Steps to Improve an Existing Product

You may have a niche marketing website that just isn’t producing sales for you at the rate at which you had hoped it would…..or maybe it isn’t producing any income for you at all or it could be that you haven’t actually figured out that what you are selling is, in fact, a niche market product. You might need to do a little ‘tweaking’ and modify your strategies somewhat to get the site performing better. There really are some things that you can do to improve your existing product.

Step #1: Bill Cosby, the famous entertainer, once said, “I don’t know what the secret of success is, but I know the secret of failure and that was trying to please everybody.” He was right. You can’t please everybody and you can’t sell to everybody either. It’s possible that you may simply need to narrow you market, identify you product as a niche marketing product and advertise it accordingly.

Step #2: To improve your existing product you have likely overlooked the most obvious solution of all. You could simply ask your customers what they think. They are, after all, the end users of the product or service that you are selling. There is nobody that knows how a product can be improved better than the people who are using the product.

Step #3: Analyze the competition. Take the time and put forth the effort to look at the product or service that your competitors are offering. Identify their strengths and weaknesses. Find out what your competition can’t, won’t or doesn’t really like to do and set about doing those very things yourself.

Step #4: Are you selling your product at the right price? Pricing a product too low makes people think it won’t be any good, pricing too high will discourage them from buying it.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2009-07-29 19:08:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What Is Real Estate Lease Option?

July 21st, 2012

“What Is Real Estate Lease Option?”
By James Nsien2

A “lease option (or lease purchase)” is the abbreviated form of the appropriate term “lease with option to purchase.” A lease option is similar to a purchase option in that it grants investors the right to purchase property at a predetermined price within a stipulated period of time. In other way, a Lease 2 Purchase contract combines a basic lease contract with an option to purchase contract, which creates a Lease 2 Purchase contract. . Lease options combine the basic lease or rental agreement with an option to purchase contract

A contract is an agreement between two or more persons (individuals, businesses, organizations, or government agencies) to do, or to refrain from doing, a particular thing in exchange for something of value.

Key elements to a binding real estate contract:

1. Offer and acceptance: Original signatures with no modifications to the deal. If the original offer is marked up and initialed by the party receiving it, then signed, this is not an offer and acceptance but a counter-offer. Any final agreement should be reduced to a final writing and signed by both parties.

2. Consideration: A bargained for exchange of something of value. Money is the most common form of consideration, but a promise to perform (i.e. a promise to pay) is also satisfactory.

3. In writing: A real estate contract must be in writing and it must:
o Identify the parties: The full name of the parties must be on the contract.
o Identify the property: At least the address, but preferably the legal description must be on the contract.
o Purchase price: The amount of the sales price or a reasonably  ascertainable figure (an appraisal to be completed at a future date) must be on the contract.
o Signatures: A real estate contract must be signed to be enforceable.
o Legal purpose: The contract is void if it calls for illegal action.
o Competent parties: Minors, mentally impaired, drugged persons, etc. cannot enter into a contract.
o Meeting of the minds: Each side must be clear as to the essential details, rights, and obligations of the contract.

Lease contract:

A lease contract is an agreement, usually written, between the owner of a property and a renter who desires to have temporary possession of the property. As a minimum, the agreement identifies the parties, the property, the term of the rental, and the amount of rent for the term.
In addition to the basics of a rental (who, what, when, how much), a housing rental may go into much more detail on these and other issues.

Option contract:

An option contract is defined as “a promise which meets the requirements for the formation of a contract and limits the promise’s power to revoke an offer.”
Or, quite simply, an option contract is a type of contract that protects the individual making the offer (the offeree) from a seller’s (offeror) ability to revoke the contract.

Lease to Purchase Contract:

Again, it’s very easy. A Lease 2 Purchase contract combines a basic lease contract with an option to purchase contract, which creates a Lease 2 Purchase contract.

The tenant/buyer pays to the landlord/seller a nonrefundable option deposit that is applied to the purchase price of the home. The tenant/buyer then pays to the landlord/seller rent to compensate the landlord/seller for the tenant/buyer’s use of the property.
Rent payments are usually made on a monthly basis. A portion of that monthly payment is often applied to the purchase price and/or the down payment of the home.
During the term of the lease, but before the option expires, the tenant/buyer has exclusive right to buy the home under the terms to which both parties have previously agreed.

Landlord/Seller Features & Benefits:

Here are some features and benefits for the landlord/seller:

Top sales price, even if demand is low: You attract more buyers who are willing to pay a premium because of the exclusive financing terms and value you’re offering.
Higher than usual rent: Since you are flexible on your financing terms and are offering a tremendous value, you can demand a higher than usual rent.
Positive cash flow: Since you can demand a higher than usual rent, your positive cash flow will increase.
Non-refundable option consideration: When a tenant/buyer executes (signs) a Lease 2 Purchase contract, you receive a non-refundable option deposit that is yours to keep should they default or decide not to buy.
Save thousands in fees: Since you are selling your home by owner, you will avoid paying a 5-10% realtor commission which quickly adds up to thousands of dollars. You will also save on advertising costs because your home will be sold a lot faster.
Highest quality tenants, minimum risk: Because you are renting to tenants who have a vested interest in your home, they think like homeowners and tend to take good care of it.
No maintenance, no landlording headaches: Tenants who have a vested interest and believe they are a homeowner may feel a “pride of ownership” that encourages them to pay on time, perform routine maintenance and make improvements to your home.
Tax shelter is held intact: Because you remain on the deed until the option is exercised, you maintain all of the tax benefits of ownership.
Largest market of buyers: You are marketing your home not only to traditional buyers, but also to renters and investors. These three groups make up over 95% of people whom buy real estate.
No vacancies: When you advertise your home as a Lease 2 Purchase your phone will literally ring off the hook. Typical turnover time is days or weeks instead of months or even years.
Peace of mind: It is safer than conventional rentals because of the quality of the tenants and their vested interest in your home. It also means that someone is living on-site who will watch and guard your home against fire, theft, vandalism, etc.

James Nsien2
NCN Real Estate Investments, LLC

Originally posted 2009-04-16 21:40:05. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Everyone can use free website promotions for success of their company

July 21st, 2012

Everyone can use free website promotions for the success of their company. Right? Right!

Here are some guidelines on how to successfully acquire free website promotions for your business.

* When you start promoting your website, keep it consistent and constant.

* Promote your site with persistence – this will help to catch your audience’s attention.

* Do your homework and research for free promotion ideas.

* Test each method of promotion until you find the best promotion there is.

* You must show patience: and must also use trial and error for your site to reach top of search engine rankings.

* Check your website ranking periodically to make sure the type of free promotion you’re using is right for you.

There are many ways for your web site to be seen. Here are some free web site promotions you could try until you find the most effective.

* Promote your website using traffic exchange sites.

* Promote your website using free safelists.

* Social media sites are great promotion platforms and most of them are

* Use search engines and directories services.

* Find free classified ads that could boost the promotion of your web site.

* Try and catch your audience’s attention by using free banners to boost promotion of your website.

* Reciprocating link trading with other websites are additional ways to promote your website for

If your web site and its free promotion does not not work even after trying all of the methods, analyze your web site there are several tools available on the market that will help you analyze your website to uncover errors.

Upload new files to your web site continuously so audience will see new products and / or services when they return to your website. Continue to monitor your own website even in the up or down market.

Last but not least, be ready to try other methods again and again until you’re successful in your promotion.  Hopefully you’ll be able to effectively promote your website for free without having to spent any money.  You will however, spent some quality time along the way to be successful.

James Nsien2

NCN Internet marketing Services


Originally posted 2009-03-07 06:07:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter


July 21st, 2012


Ever since, Kodak has always been associated with photographs. Kodak is primarily known for producing quality films and photograph that capture our smiles and tender moments, so it’s no big surprise that Kodak ventured with camera business. Starting out with analog or conventional cameras, they finally followed suit with their line of Kodak digital cameras.

One of the best and handiest Kodak digital cameras is the Kodak easy Share one. Only about $600 the Kodak easy Share one is one of the first new series of Kodak digital cameras supports wireless sharing of your photos. This new technology from the Kodak digital camera is a super-intelligent wireless (think Wi-Fi) snapper that allows users to instantly share and print photos without the hassle of using and putting up cable connections. This Kodak digital camera supports Kodak Wi-Fi card. The Wi-Fi card will enable the owner of the camera to instantly use basic web browser in sending images directly to Kodak’s online storage and printing service. And of course, the Wi-Fi card will also enable you to beam your images straight to a Wi-Fi printer. This amazing Kodak digital camera includes a 3x optical zoom from its C. Variogon 38-108mm equivalent lens, an extra SD card slot and a three inch fold out touch screen display.

The fold out touch screen display comes with menu buttons that helps users customize their camera settings or edit their images. This Kodak digital camera also supports Video out USB and 3volts DC in adapter, just in case you’d want to just view through your photos while your batteries are recharging.

As with all Kodak digital cameras, the easy Share one comes with a Kodak Easy Share program that further makes it easier for file transferring and editing of your images.

Personally, I would recommend the Kodak dx7590. This is my ultimate dream Kodak digital camera. This is a Kodak digital camera for those who are just starting out with photography as a hobby or those who wish to pursue one as a craft. This baby is perfect for your practice shots. It is a 5 mega pixel Kodak digital camera with 10x optical zoom of a professional quality Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon lens. The dx7590 is one of the Kodak digital cameras that have the exclusive Kodak color science Image processing chip. And to check out all those amazing photos you’ve captured, this Kodak digital camera is furnished with a 2.2 inch high resolution indoor/outdoor display. As I’ve mentioned, if you’ve been wanting to learn the tricks of the trade, there is a manual and custom controls that you could always experiment with. It’s high speed, low light auto-focus with continuous shooting and bracketing modes, so you could always get your sister, girlfriend or just about anyone to model laughing, changing poses as you click away. The dx7590 has 22 modes and color scenes, so you could always mess the images you took using your computer, making the picture come out as older or earlier that day. This amazing Kodak digital camera lets you store pictures up to 128 MB, using an SD card (that you have to buy separately). This dx 7590 comes with the Kodak easy share camera dock 6000, for recharging your batteries or transferring your photos to and from your computer. The best thing about the Kodak dx7590, this Kodak digital camera is only around $500. Now, is that a bargain or what!? An almost professional camera for the price of a lower end digital camera.

Be sure to check out Kodak’s website at to check out their latest releases of digital cameras. The Kodak website also offers basic information regarding their products and its prices.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2010-03-19 17:18:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter