How To Have Websites Built For You The Cheap Way

July 21st, 2012

How To Have Websites Built For You The Cheap Way

Normally, if you want to have professional designers custom build your site, you must be prepared to dish out at least a few hundred dollars. All this can change if you know where to find the best deals, the best designs for the lowest price. Here’s a rough guide:

First, you must understand that it is a rip off to get companies to design websites for you. Have you ever seen those advertisements in newspaper classified ad sections that offer a 5-page website at $500? These companies are established companies with physical locations, therefore they have to increase the amount they charge to pay off some overheads: office rent, designer’s wages, advertising costs and so on.

Therefore, it would be wise to find freelance designers who work from home. These people are often working from home so they do not have a high operation cost like that of a company. On the other hand, they will be able to design images with quality similar to those of designers from big companies, so it’s a “no-brainer” choice.

However, choose freelancers with care. The best way to do this would be to go to elance.com. There, you can post the abstract of your project and get thousands of freelancers to bid on your project, so you will surely get the best deal. On top of that, you will be able to choose the designers based on their experience, past transactions and ratings, so your value for money is secured.

Another route you can take is to design your website yourself. Think about it, if you only need 5 simple pages to present some simple information, why waste hundreds of dollars for it? Just spend a little time to sit down and do it yourself. You’ll be able to design your own sites even if you do not know a single line of HTML code with the help of WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) programs such as Microsoft Frontpage, Macromedia Dreamweaver and so on.

Originally posted 2009-10-18 23:29:57. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Amazon’s Top 4 Best Selling Electronics Products!

July 21st, 2012

Amazon’s Top 4 Best Selling Electronics Products!




James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2009-07-28 20:33:48. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

What Is Asset Protection?

July 21st, 2012

“What Is Asset Protection”
James Nsien2
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Asset protection (sometimes also referred to as debtor-creditor law) refers to a set of legal techniques and a body of statutory and common law dealing with protecting assets of individuals and business entities from civil money judgments.

Origins of asset protection

Asset protection began to develop as a stand-alone area of the law in the late 1970s. It began coming into prominence in the late 1980s, with the advent and the marketing of offshore asset protection trusts. Colorado attorney Barry Engel is credited with the introduction of that concept and the development of asset protection trust law statutes in the Cook Islands.

Over the years, this new field of law enjoyed a marginal reputation, but started going mainstream in the mid-1990s. A 2003 article in the Wall Street Journal claimed that 60% of America’s millionaires have considered engaging in asset protection planning.

Legal substance behind asset protection

There are literally dozens of various asset protection structures in use today. The specific structure best suited for each person will depend on:

(1) The nature of the asset being protected (i.e., different
structures are used to protection rental real estate, a
personal residence, a bank account, a retirement plan,
etc.);
(2) The timing of the claim or lawsuit;
(3) The debtor’s risk adversity and
(4) The aggressiveness and the intelligence of the creditor.

Asset protection planning:

Asset protection planning involves figuring out and applying a lawful series of techniques that protect your assets from claims of future creditors. The techniques are designed to deter potential creditors from going after you, and frustrate them if they do, generally by making it difficult or impossible for future creditors to grab hold of your assets or collect judgments against you.

In cases where significant sums are involved, asset protection planning often includes setting up a series of trusts, partnerships and/or off-shore entities to hold legal title to your assets. There is a very sharp dividing line between “legal” asset protection planning on the one hand, and actions to defraud creditors, which are criminal, on the other. A future creditor who recognizes how difficult it would be to collect on any judgment it may win, might decide it makes little sense to pursue a claim, or be willing to settle for pennies on the dollar.
For that reason it is essential to have an attorney guide you through the process.

Several different factors determine the nature and the type of planning that should be used for a given client.

The three most important factors are:

(i) The identity of the creditor pursuing the client,
(ii) The nature of the assets that will be pursued by the creditor, and
(iii) The extent to which the debtor is willing to go to protect his assets.

The identity of the creditor refers to how aggressively the creditor will pursue the debtor’s assets, and how knowledgeable the creditor is about debt collection laws. The more aggressive and knowledgeable the creditor, the more obstacles we need to erect in his path. The nature of the assets refers to the specific assets owned by the debtor. There is no “magic bullet” asset protection strategy; different structures are used to protect different types of assets.

It should be noted that many debtors approach the fraudulent transfer analysis from a very practical perspective, as follows.
Assume the debtor is facing a significant lawsuit risk with a large anticipated judgment.

The debtor has two asset protection choices:

(i) Do nothing and stand to lose all assets when the plaintiff becomes a creditor, or
(ii) Engage in some asset protection planning. Because the common downside of a fraudulent transfer is the creditor’s ability to set aside the transfer.

A debtor may have nothing to lose (other than the transaction costs) by engaging in planning that may (or may not) be deemed a fraudulent transfer. From a creditor’s perspective, a successful fraudulent transfer challenge gives the creditor the legal right to pursue the transferred assets. Having a legal right to do something does not mean having the actual ability to do so, and does not mean that the pursuit of the transferred assets would be cost effective.

People who need asset protection:

Below is a list of the most common people who need asset protection:

The very wealthy – People who are financially well off, and especially those who fall into the rich category, are more at-risk for lawsuits and other methods of trying to get your assets. The very wealthy are the most common group of people who need asset protection.
People with imminent problems – If you know that you will face some legal, financial, or even medical difficulty in the near future, you may need to protect your assets. Examples of this include divorce, bankruptcy, serious illness, etc. Anytime you know that someone may try to take from you in the near future for any reason, you should begin a plan to protect your assets.
People with high risk jobs (Jobs that attract lawsuits) – People who work in a profession that has a very high liability risk need asset protection. This may include many types of jobs in the medical and pharmaceutical industry, as well as construction, law and finance. Even though you may have insurance, your coverage may not cover you or may not be sufficient. You should take extra precaution and protect your assets.

Even if you aren’t in any of the above groups, you should consider some degree of asset protection. If you own your own business, you probably need some sort of asset protection. Injuries on your property could lead to a lawsuit that could cause you to lose many of your assets, and insurance companies can often find loopholes to avoid paying all (or any) of the amount that is owed.

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

http://james-nsien2.com/ncn-real-estate-investments/

Originally posted 2009-04-11 01:14:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Why streaming video on blogs is popular

July 21st, 2012

Why streaming video on blogs is popular

One may have noticed that recently it became very popular for individuals to post streaming videos on their blogs or online journals. Some people may have asked themselves why streaming video on blogs is popular, and the answer to this can be fairly in depth. First of all, the purpose of a blog is to share information with one’s self or others. Most people that are going to be using a computer are fairly literate, but in some cases the individuals are not. When they come to a blog, they can get some of the information from the video and still be able to have a more dependable grasp on the concept, as opposed to not being able to view the video or read the blog. Secondly, many people do not have time during their busy day to commit to reading. It is not very easy to read something, and perform other actions at the same time.

However, many people will notice that we are able to watch television and do other things at the same time. The same is true when it comes to viewing streaming videos on blogs. Whether the individual is just doing other things on the computer, or they are actually away from the computer but watching the video as if it were the television, the individual that is doing the viewing is able to multi-task in a way that they would be unable to do without the video on the blog. This simply helps to smooth out a person’s life so that they can do other things at the same time, should the individual be in a hurry or want to multi-task.

Some people do not read as fast as others. However, we all view things at the same speed. When an individual is not able to read something quickly, they may not be as inclined to work on reading a blog that they may otherwise be interested in reading. In order to make up for this, many people will post streaming videos on their blog sites in order to capture the attention of an individual that may be either viewing the videos on the blog or reading the blog itself. If a person sees a video that they are interested in, they may be more likely to read the blog that coincides with it, even if they are a slow reader, because of the fact that they enjoyed the video. However, this may not be as true of the individual that does not have a video to help pull them in to the blog itself.

Instead, a person may merely skim the blog or skip it entirely. We are in an age of constantly moving, and unless a person makes a conscious effort to stop and observe something, they are not as inclined to do so. When people wonder why streaming video on blogs is popular, they really only need to look at the many ways in which the individuals involved are able to prosper both by viewing the video and by posting the video.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing services

Originally posted 2009-12-24 18:55:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Is Niche Marketing Really the Way to Succeed Online?

July 21st, 2012



Is Niche Marketing Really the Way to Succeed Online?

Niche Marketing is the last great frontier for the small business entrepreneur. Out there in the ‘real’ world, small businesses don’t have a half fair chance of competing against the giant international corporations of the world. The Internet has evened the odds for small business. The Internet has created a real equal opportunity for those who are willing to use it. There are several different ways to make use of niche marketing and succeed. All of the ways require getting a domain and a webhost, building web pages and adding content. Those are just the basic basics of Internet Marketing in any form. Then there are the choices of how to go about building a successful niche marketing site that will provide you with a profit – hopefully a very large profit.

1. You can create an informational product. An informational product can be articles, reports, columns, audio or video, or other things. These can be sold as stand alone products or used for advertisement or promotional causes.
2. You can build a content rich web site that will be so interesting it will draw potential customers again and again.
3. You can publish newsletters and ezines that are so full of pertinent information that people will happily pay for subscriptions to them.

All of the above listed ways can be used to create a niche marketing website that has the capacity to make money. There are two things that all of these methods have in common.

1. The topic must be one that helps people solve a problem, makes them healthier or happier, or provides them with information that they want or need in some way.
2. The content of the website, no matter the topic, must be relevant, timely and interesting to the people who are reading it and the website must be easily navigated.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services


Originally posted 2009-07-29 19:03:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Flipping Houses for Fun and Profit

July 21st, 2012

Flipping Houses for Fun and Profit

For those of you who watch on the edges of your seats week after week as people on cable television seek to successfully turn a lump of coal of a house into a diamond that is suitable for kings and queens of the middle class to call home it is quite possible that you have considered ‘flipping’ a home of your own. This is a great way to make a nice tidy profit in real estate rather quickly if proper planning and attention to detail is made in the process.

Believe it or not, when done correctly and within reasonable time and budget constraints, projects such as this can be a great challenge that is also a ton of fun. First of all, the average citizen isn’t allowed to play with power tools on a regular basis and Tim Allen has taught us exactly how fun power tools can be. Keep in mind that he has also taught us just how dangerous they can be as well. The point is that it is often fun to learn new things and for many of us, working with power tools is a new thing. For those experienced with power tools, there are still likely to be some fun new things on the horizon when doing a real estate flip.

Even if power tools aren’t exactly your cup of tea, perhaps you have always wanted to try your hand at creating a color scheme or a trial run at renovating a kitchen or bathroom.  Beyond a great way to have fun while turning a profit, a house flip can be a great practice session for changes you’d like to make within your own home. Most of us learn best by making mistakes. Isn’t it best to make mistakes with Formica or Corian (r) rather than the granite countertops we’d prefer in our own kitchens and baths?

This also gives you the opportunity to see how things you are considering for your home look in other homes before incorporating them into your home. If you are considering a certain type of laminate flooring, try it in a house that you are flipping. This is the ultimate opportunity to use trial and error when making design and décor plans for your own home. Even better is the fact that you can be working towards a profit as you do just that and I personally do not know of anyone that does not appreciate a nice hefty bit of profit every now and then.

Another fun thing about flipping real estate is that you often get the opportunity to work with the people you love. This is a great opportunity to get friends and family involved in the process of creating a masterpiece right by your side. The price for their time and labor is often some good music, a tasty pizza, and a couple of cold sodas (or beers provided the work is done for the day and everyone is walking home of course).

Even children can be of some help in these projects though you want to be very careful that they aren’t too much help with power tools and paintbrushes. Typically have older children help with landscaping projects and find someone to care for younger children (the tools, fumes, and temptations for small children simply may prove too risky to be practical).

James Nsien2
NCN Real Estate Investments, LLC

Originally posted 2009-08-25 22:51:46. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Writing the Resource Box so it Makes People click

July 21st, 2012

Writing the Resource Box so it Makes People click

The internet is the information highway, this phrase has been used so may time it should be nominated for the Internet Cliché Award. People that go to the internet are subdivided into groups, but generally, they are out to search information. Whether for gaming, business, fun or anything else the internet has provided us with information that has proved to be very beneficial.

Through the recent years many people have learned the secrets of Search Engine Optimization. More and more sites have seen the effects articles have done for the traffic of their sites. Some have even created sites devoted entirely to providing articles that could be read by their website visitors and have links that could lead to many sites that are related to the topics and subjects of the articles.

For example, the sites may feature many articles about a whole lot of topics. As a website visitor reads the articles they have searched for, they can find at the end of the article a resource box that can be clicked on to link them to the site that has submitted the article. Of course the article would be in relation to the site. Let’s say if the article is about rotating the tires, the resource box may lead to a link to a site that sells tires or car parts.

A resource box is what you usually find at the end of an article. They will contain the name of the author, a brief description of the author, a brief description of the sponsoring site and a link. If a reader likes what they read, they would have the tendency to find out where the article came from to read more. The resource box will be their link to the source of the article and this will entice them to go to the site and do some more reading or research for the subject or topic they are interested in.

But like the article itself, the resource box must also be eye-catching to demand the attention and interest of the reader. While the resource box encompasses only a small space, providing the right keywords and content for your resource box will provide more prodding for the reader to go to your site.

Now we know what resource boxes are, what are the benefits of having a good resource box? Mainly it’s driving traffic to your site. Many sites would allow articles to be placed in their sites because they can make use of the articles to fill their pages. They also get affiliation with other sites that can be beneficial for them as well. For the sponsoring site, when you get people to click on your resource box, you generate traffic that can be counted upon as potential customers.

So what would be a good content for your resource box? Basically it is keywords, learning about the proper keywords that people are mainly searching for. There are many tools you can find in the internet that can help you in determining what keywords to use.

Resource boxes can also make use of all the creativity it can get. You only get a small space for your resource box so you better make the most of it. Try to catch the attention of your reader with resource box content that can make them give a second look. Unlike TV ads, you don’t have visual aids to drive your point in. But you do have the power of imagination of a reader. With the right content, you can make them think and intrigued.

Another tip is to use keywords that should be related to your site. Do not mislead your potential website visitors. Build your credibility so that more people would get enticed to visit your site and browse what you have to offer. Make the people click your resource box by providing resource box content that makes a lasting impression. You only get one chance to wow them and hundreds of chances to repulse them.

Never underestimate the power of the resource box. It may be small in size but they will provide a significant aid in driving traffic to your site. A boring resource box will never get a job done. Be fun and creative but at the same time show that you have a great deal to offer, too much to ask for something that couldn’t fit a paragraph? Yes and no, there are many tips and guides that can help you in doing this, the first step is realizing how important a resource box could be in making people click your link and be directed to your site.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2009-07-28 20:29:07. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Best Streaming Video Players

July 21st, 2012




The Best Streaming Video Players

There are a number of different types of streaming video players. In order to determine the best streaming video players, we would need to look at the different qualities and characteristics of each of the video players. In many cases, individuals may not realize that streaming video does not just exist on the internet. To be honest, a lot of us have been using streaming video almost all of our lives. This is because the television and the television stations and channels will connect to the television set, and play a video that is being constantly transmitted from the station or channel tower.

Television is one of the most popular types of streaming video, but it does not use a streaming video player, it uses the individual television set. In order to look at the best streaming video players, we have to return to the internet in order to determine in an objective manner the buy Simplicef online best streaming video players for the individual. Sometimes, medicine acomplia what a person is looking for will help to determine which type of video player is best for this person. There are more high quality streaming video players, and then there are ones that are not as high quality, yet still effective. In matters like these, it will likely depend quite a bit on what the individual wants and needs from their streaming video players. Once this is determined, the individual will likely be able to make a good decision about which streaming video player they want to use.

Windows Media Player is a streaming video player, among its other capabilities of playing videos and different mediums, that is already installed on an individual’s computer in most instances. Due to the fact that it is already on the computer, it is one of the best streaming video players since it is so convenient and easy for the individual to use. It already represents the default media player for the individual. There are other video players that can be used when it comes to viewing streamed videos, but the fact of the matter is that in most cases these are not already installed on the computer. Instead, in order to use them, the individual will need to download them off of the internet in order to use them for streaming video viewing purposes. Some of these media players are the Quicktime Viewer and Real Media Player. These are both very easy to use, but the fact still remains that for the most part the Windows Media Player is one of the best streaming video players simply because of its convenience and also the player’s capability to be used by a novice computer user.

Its design is very simple and the other players can be a little more complicated for individuals that may not be terribly familiar with the computer and the programs on the computer. However, for individuals that are familiar with the computer, Quicktime can be slightly better in quality when it comes to viewing the streamed videos that the individual wants to watch. The results of the best streaming video players may be left up to the capabilities of the computer user in general.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing services

http://www.articlevideorobot.com/specialoffer/W_C_Planet


Originally posted 2009-12-24 18:51:32. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Re-Financing with a Line of Credit Loan

July 21st, 2012

Re-Financing with a Line of Credit Loan

Some homeowners might consider re-financing with a home equity line of credit as opposed to a traditional loan. There are definite advantages and disadvantages to these types of situations. The key to understanding whether or not re-financing with a home equity line of credit is worthwhile involves understanding what a home equity line of credit is, how it differs from a home loan and how it can be used. This article will briefly cover each of these topics to give the homeowner some useful information which may help them decide whether or not a home equity line of credit is ideal in their re-financing situation.

What is a Home Equity Line of Credit?

A home equity line of credit, sometimes called a HELOC, is essentially a loan in which funds are made available to the homeowner based on the existing equity in the home. However, in this case, it is not really a loan but rather a line of credit. This means a certain amount of money is made available to the homeowner and the homeowner may draw on this line of credit as funds are needed. There is a specified period in which the homeowner is able to make these withdrawals. This is known as the draw period. Additionally there is a repayment period in which the homeowner must repay all of the funds they withdrew from the account during the draw period.

How Does a Home Equity Line of Credit Differ from a Home Equity Loan?

The difference between a home equity line of credit and a home equity loan is really quite simple. While both loans are secured based on the existing equity in the home, the manner in which the funds are disbursed to the homeowner is rather quite different. In a home equity loan the homeowner is given all of the funds immediately. However in a home equity line of credit the funds are made available to the homeowner but are not immediately disbursed. The homeowner is able to draw against this line of credit as he sees fit. There are limits to the amount which can be withdrawn and there is also a limit on when funds can be withdrawn. A home equity has a draw period and a repayment period. Funds can be withdrawn during the draw period but must be repaid during the repayment period.

How Can a Home Equity Line of Credit Be Used?

One of the biggest advantages of a home equity line of credit is that the funds can be used for any purpose specified by the homeowner. While other loans such as an auto loan or even a traditional mortgage might have strict restrictions on how the money lent to the homeowner can be used, there are no such restrictions on a home equity line of credit. Common uses of a home equity line of credit include the following:

* Home renovations or improvement projects
* Opening a small business
* Taking a dream vacation
* Pursuing higher educational goals
* Opening a small business

In some cases the interest paid on a home equity line of credit may be considered tax deductible. Max Gentlemen online This may apply in situations where the funds are used to make repairs or improvements to the home. However, these expenses are not always tax deductible and the homeowner should consult with a tax professional before making decisions regarding which interest payments can be deducted.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2009-09-06 22:35:06. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Hiring a Consultant for Internet Marketing

July 21st, 2012



Hiring a Consultant for Internet Marketing

If you are considering jumping into the world of Internet marketing but do not have experience in this type of marketing, it is definitely worthwhile to consider hiring a consultant to assist you in your advertising endeavor. This is important because they can do a great deal to assist you in ensuring that the marketing effort is a success. You may pay more for their services than you would to handle the Internet marketing on your own but the results you gain from the effort will likely be significantly higher. Hiring a consultant to assist you in your Internet marketing campaign is even a worthwhile endeavor if you have some experience in Internet marketing but are competing in a competitive niche and need some additional assistance to help you rise above the competition.

The key to hiring a consultant to assist in an Internet marketing campaign is to hire the right consultant. You will find there are many different options available to you as Internet marketing has become a huge industry. However, not all consultants are created equal. You may find that some consultants can create significantly better results than other consultants. There are, however, a few characteristics to look for when seeking a qualified consultant in the Internet marketing industry. Surprisingly cost is not one of the most important considerations. Experience and past performance are much more important. You can compare costs among consultants who are similarly qualified but using cost as a primary source of evaluation is not recommended.

Experience is very important when it comes to selecting a consultant to assist you in an Internet marketing campaign. Experience is critical because consultants who have a great deal of experience also have a great deal of understanding of which techniques work best and which techniques are not as effective. This can save you a great deal of time and money as there will likely not be as much experimentation necessary as there would be with a less experienced consultant. More experienced consultants will also likely be better skilled at dealing with clients and will likely answer your questions more quickly and keep you better informed about the progress of your Internet marketing campaign. All of this is important because you will likely be very interested in receiving progress reports and staying up to date on everything that is going on with your Internet marketing campaign.

Seeking out a consultant in the Internet marketing industry with an excellent past record of performance is also very important. This is so important because consultants who have had a great deal of success in the past will likely have a great deal of success while assisting you as well. Past performance is considered to be one of the best indications of future performance. This does not mean that new consultants are necessarily going to perform poorly but there is some risk involved in selecting a consultant who does not have a great deal of experience or who has not performed well in the past. You can feel much more confident putting your Internet marketing campaign in the hands of a consultant who typically generates the type of results you are looking for in your own Internet marketing campaign.

Once you have evaluated consultants on the basis of experience and past performance, it is time to start considering price. Considering price early in the process of seeking a consultant may cause you to be influenced by price over performance. Some consultants may be incredibly affordable but if they are not capable of producing the desired results, it may end up being a complete waste of money. However, once you have narrowed your list of potential consultants down to a few qualified candidates, it is definitely time to start comparing prices. Once you are confident each of the candidates on your list is well qualified, choosing the least expensive candidate is worthwhile. However it is important to note all of the fees involved to ensure you are making an accurate cost comparison.

James Nsien2
NCN Internet Marketing Services

Originally posted 2009-09-20 00:19:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter