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My Own Ezine                   November 30, 2004 Issue 8

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==> Timely Topics
==> Recommended Resource
==> Freebies For You
==> EBusiness Resources
==> Guest Article: by Rosalind Gardner
==> Free Ezines / Ebooks
==> Work The Web
==> Tips & Tricks for You, Your Home & Your Business
==> Subscription Management & Contact Info

==> Timely Topics


If you are using email marketing to build your online business
and stay in touch with your customers, I would like to share
with you the following endorsement written by fellow marketer
Kaysha Dharand:

As you know, delivering mail is becoming more and more
difficult every day. More and more legitimate emails are being
filtered, blocked or land in "spam" folders. ISPs and email
services are defending themselves (and their users) against
the spammers, but at the same time they are hitting
responsible email marketers, such as you and me.

I have been using email autoresponders for several years
now and they have been great at building my mailing lists,
following up with my prospects and converting them to
paying customers.

Unfortunately the previous autoresponder that I was using
has slipped significantly in terms of email deliverability.
I noticed that almost 30% or 40% of my emails were not being
properly delivered. This was very frustrating: I was losing
business and it seemed there was nothing I could do about it.

Finally, frustrated by the lack of resolution, I decided it was
time to find myself a new home. After some shopping around,
I stumbled upon GetResponse and gave them a call on their
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took the time to answer all of my questions regarding email
delivery. Their professionalism and courtesy was what made
me sign up with GetResponse in the first place.

And boy I am glad I did. My delivery rates increased instantly
and my sales picked up by 30% too. That is how much I was
losing by using a different provider. Scary, isn't it?

I strongly recommend that you try GetResponse. It has
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prospective customers. This is not a sales pitch.  It's a word
of advice by a once troubled marketer who has solved the
email deliverability problem. And you can too.

Sound advice from Kaysha Dharand!

Stan Smith

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==> Guest Article:

by Rosalind Gardner
2004 Rosalind Gardner
All Rights reserved

There are HUGE benefits to promoting affiliate programs with
your own home based Internet business, and I've come up
with a list of 15 great reasons to become an affiliate marketer.

Let's look at each reason separately:

1. No Production Costs
The cost to develop and produce a new product is prohibitive
for almost anyone who wants to start a home based business.
With affiliate programs, production costs aren't an issue. The
product has been developed and proven  all on the merchant's

2. Low Cost Set-up
Compared with building a brick and mortar store, starting a
home based Internet business is relatively cheap. You
probably already have a desk, Internet connected computer
and word processing software, which is all the equipment
you may need.

3. No Fees for Joining or Licenses to Buy
I often compare doing business as an affiliate, with distributing
a line of products in the real world. The biggest difference is
that the distributor must often pay for a license to distribute
products within a limited geographic region. Affiliate programs,
on the other hand, are usually free to join, and geographic
market reach is limited only by the affiliate's ability to promote
his web site.

4. Choose From Thousands of Products and Services
What isn't sold online? That list must be shorter than the one
describing all that IS sold online. There are thousands and
thousands of affiliate programs selling every product under the
sun. That makes it easy to find products related to your
current or planned web site.

5. No Sales Experience Needed
When I started my affiliate business, I had absolutely no sales
experience. That wasn't a problem, however. The companies I
affiliated with provided excellent marketing material. Using their
sales copy, I was able to get my first affiliate site up in less
than a day.

6. No Employees
The largest expense of most businesses is employee salaries.
Although there might be times when you need or want
someone to work for you as an affiliate, it's doubtful you'll
ever have to worry about hiring full or part time employees.
When you have a project you want to hire out, it is easy to
find specialists in every computer related field who can work
for you from the comfort of THEIR own homes. You pay only
for the project, and never have to worry about ongoing
employee related benefits and deductions.

7. No Expensive Merchant Accounts Needed
Setting up a merchant account for any business is a time
consuming and costly business. It's even more tedious for
Internet businesses. However, merchant accounts aren't a
concern when you're an affiliate. The merchant bears that
cost and handles all processing of payments. You never have
to lose sleep over potential charge backs, fraud or losing your
merchant account when you're an affiliate.

8. No Inventory to Carry
Even if you live in a small one bedroom apartment, as an
affiliate you can sell large items without storage concerns.

9. No Order Processing
Forget the problems associated with collecting and storing
names, addresses, credit card numbers, etc.
The merchant does all that!

10. No Product Shipping
The cost and hassle to prepare and ship products to
customers worldwide could be staggering. Affiliates never
have to worry about packaging supplies or postal rates.

11. No Customer Service Concerns
Do you hate the prospect of dealing with nasty people or
customer complaints? Don't worry about it! The merchant
handles the snivelers.

12. Make Money While You Sleep
What other business allows you as a sole proprietor to keep
your doors open and keep making money even when you
take breaks or after you go home for the night?

13. The World at Your Doorstep
The Internet is the world's largest marketplace. You can drive
more visitors to your online store in a day, than many small
town merchants see in his or her brick and mortar business
in a year.

14. Minimal Risk
The product you chose isn't making money? Dump it.
Take down your links and promote another!
It's that easy. There are no long term contracts binding
you to products that don't sell.

15. High Income Potential
If you have a job, your salary or hourly wage is probably
predetermined. Maybe there's not much, other than working
overtime, that you can do to increase your income. With your
own affiliate business on the Internet your income potential
is limited only by your desire, effort and imagination.

There you have them all the good reasons to start your own
online affiliate marketing business. Start today and benefit
from this incredibly simple, cost effective business opportunity
known as affiliate marketing. The time is right, and the time
is now.

Article excerpted from Rosalind Gardner's "Super Affiliate
Handbook: How I Made $436,797 Last Year Selling Other
People's Products Online". Rosalind is the 'Net's most
recognized expert on successful online selling as an
affiliate marketer.

Visit her site at:

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==> Tips & Tricks for You, Your Home & Your Business

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