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Jan. 20th, 2010

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Email Marketing Laws

Email marketing is a very effective way or reaching your target
market. It is less expensive than other types of marketing while
allowing your to reach large volumes of consumers. It is expected 
to be the most used method of advertising. 
 
Are you aware of the various email marketing laws that are in 
effect throughout the United States and other countries? 
 
It is important that you take the time to educate yourself on this
topic before you proceed with an email marketing campaign. 
36 of the 50 states have privacy laws in place regarding email
marketing tactics. There are also laws in Europe, Australia, and
Asia. 
 
It is a good idea to have an attorney who specializes in
these laws to assist you with your email marketing campaigns. If
you are a small business planning to go about it on your own, it
is very important that you are aware of how these laws affect
you. 
 
The CAN-SPAM Act was implemented in the United States to protect
the privacy of consumers on January 1st of 2004. CAN-SPAM is
short for Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography
and Marketing Act. The act prevents the use of misleading to and
from headers in the email.
 
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/consumerfacts/canspam.html 
 
Marketers are required to include their physical address in the email. 
There must be an opt out link in every email that gives the consumer 
the ability to reach the marketer and tell them they no longer want 
to receive information from them. The sender of the email must work to 
remove this email address from their data base within 10 business days. 
 
Any email that contains sexual content must be clearly labeled and 
identified before the recipient opens it. Marketers have to get permission 
from the consumer in order to sell their email address. 
 
Regulators of the internet are getting harder on marketers who
violate these laws. They are imposing huge fines. In some cases
the sender of these marketing emails can be sentenced to jail
for a maximum of five years. 
 
The harsher regulations are to protect the users of the internet and 
email services who felt their privacy was being violated as their 
email continued to be bogged down with hundreds of solicitation emails 
that were randomly sent without any target market in mind. As the use of
email marketing continues to grow, expect the regulations to be
further enforced. 
 
In addition, businesses who continue to send such materials to
consumers who have requested to be removed from the data base
mailing list may decide to sue you and your company.As a business 
owner, this can be scary. 
 
The law protects you as well though. You will not be liable if a 
spammer has used your business as a cover for their endeavors. 
You are also not liable if a virus is found in your email marketing 
campaign as long as you did not place it there or know it was in place 
prior to sending out the emails. 
 
The Coalition Against Unsolicited Emails is a non-profit
advocate organization to help consumers know their rights, to
stop unfair email marketing practices, and to provide businesses
with answers to their questions before they engage in such
activities. They also work closely with members of Congress to
get laws passed that will be in the best interest of both
consumers and businesses. Their website is a great place to get
information.

Lisa Simpkins    
http://homebizconnection.ning.com/profile/LisaSimpkins

Blog Marketing and Home Businesses

Blog marketing is something that all blog owners do. They market their blog so that they can get readers, and make a profit from their blogs. Marketing their blog means to get it out there so that others that are interested in it can find it and read it. It is also a great way to sell things by using affiliate links and programs. Blog marketing can very well become a home business if that is something that you are interested in.

Having a home business by blog marketing would definitely entail that you have more than one blog. If this is something that you are considering, you will want to make a list of markets that your blogs can cover. You will find that your blogs will do best when you only have one market per blog. For example, if you have a blog about cats, you will not want to include anything on the blog about kitchen appliances. This is because the readers that read your blog and visit your blog to learn more about cats and what you have to say about them will not be interested in learning anything about kitchen appliances. Once you have overcome the relevancy issue, you will be ok. You can however, have a blog about pets, and then blog about all of the many pets that you want to include.

In order to make a living by blog marketing, you need to know every aspect of it. You need to know what needs to be done to get readers to your blog, how to write about the things that you are promoting and how to get it up in search engine rankings. Doing so will lead to successful blog marketing and making a home business income with it.

One big aspect of blog marketing is SEO. SEO is search engine optimization and it consists of optimizing your blog so that the search engines will find it and rank it as high as possible. Which also leads to more traffic and leads from your blog. If you do not have time to learn SEO, and apply it to all of your blogs, hiring someone to do this for you might be something that you want to consider. Especially if time is an issue.

Outsourcing much of your work is something that you will need to get used to if you plan on making a substantial amount of money with your blogs. You may want to hire bloggers or writers that can write the content for your blogs, and someone else that can leave comments on other blogs with a link back to yours. Spread out all of the duties on a spread sheet and decide how often each thing needs to be done for each blog. Doing so will help you to be more organized and know what you need to do when, as well as prioritize. Using a spread sheet will also help you to keep track of who is doing what, and keep you from asking more than one person to get one job done.

Blog marketing for a home business is not much different from any other home business. You are going to get out of it what you put into it. If you only put in a couple of hours a week into your blogs, you can not expect to make a full time income with them. However, being consistent and working on your blogs every chance that you get will pay off in the long run. You will also discover that there is no better feeling in the world than owning your own home business, and working for yourself.

Just remember to start small, and work hard. That is all you need to become successful at blog marketing and make the income that you are dreaming of. All of your hard work will pay off if you are persistent and keep it up.

Lisa Simpkins
http://lisasimpkins-education.blogspot.com

Community Marketing University

Community Marketing University is your international business connection for promoting, marketing and advertising your products to people from many different nations. A family Orientated Business Platform that Over Delivers to its family.

We offer Quality Services and a membership never been offered previously.
It takes many persons to get the level of service we offer and we are adding
more on a daily basis.

You will get a safe Business Environment for your daily commute to your
desk at home.

What Can you Expect as a member?

VALUE
Highly valued resources, adding more weekly in the means of Downloads,
giveaways, landing pages, Tools, Service and so much more....
We stand by our value we provide, its a package you have to see to believe!

GUIDANCE
Any task you require assistance with with your Online Business we are
here to help. You can be a New Marketer or Experienced Marketing
person, you will get the systems, support for your teams, Trainers devoted
to help you in your Goals to be Successful.

SUPPORT
We stand by our 24/7 Support Room, no matter what time zone you are in
you can get assistance. All Meetings are recorded, you get everything you
do not miss out. We give Live Help text style daily. Fully loaded Tutorials.
You want an answer by email, we give it. You get what you need, when
you need it, no waiting for days on end to get a simple reply.

SAFETY
A nurturing Environment for your needs. No Spam Tolerated! No unprofessional
behaviour.

As you may realize we have much to look at, many tools & services to help you.
We are committed to giving you what you need to be successful and the skills to
tackle your tasks.

Everyone Welcome!

Claim your Position!

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Essential Communication Tools

Open lines of communication is a critical aspect of any business. If you don't have this factor in place and working correctly, everything you have worked for has been all for nothing. You must be able communicate with your members, various sections of your company, even with current and potential customers.

The same is true especially with your On Line business ventures.You must have an effective method to accurately communicate with the different groups that compose your on line business.

There are a number of ways to acomplish this, unfortunately many of them require the downloading and installation of the programs to your computer. Then you have to consider the constant upgrades for the program or if the program is going to be compatible with your operating system.

The Instant Messangers available may be fine for a Group Chat, but you need something better especially when you need to have a large number of people attending a presentation. The last thing you need to worry about while making the presentation is if the conferrance you are working through is going to lock up or quit right in the middle on you. Focus on your meetings not the technology!

This is just what "My Virtual Office" was designed to do, using Voice over IP technology. Invite as many participants as you want (up to 300) and talk for as long as you want, starting your meetings with a single click.

You won't pay a lower price anywhere else on the Internet for on-line conferencing in crystal-clear telephone quality using Voice over IP technology. Pay a flat rate for unlimited usage. FAST, SAFE, and SECURE ONLY $39.97 per month.

Better Communication Methods are the key  to your continuing Success.

Lisa Simpkins

http://linkbee.com/R9K

SNP Babble

SPNbabble is a micro-blogging platform similar to Twitter but more vertical in that it was created primarily for webmasters and site owners. The site has many of the same features as Twitter and Twitter users should find it easy to use. We hope that SPN Babble will serve as a useful medium for an interchange of ideas and tips related to any and all webmaster related topics.

SPNbabble, SiteProNews and Jayde Online

SPNbabble, as the name suggests, is an outgrowth of SiteProNews and runs under a SiteProNews sub-domain. Like SiteProNews, SPNbabble is a site in the Jayde Online Network. Jayde Online was founded in 1993 and incorporated in early 1998.

The company has been Internet focused from its creation and primarily involved in the publication of email newsletters and the development of niche and general search engines. The Jayde network of web sites includes ExactSeek.com, SiteProNews.com, GoArticles.com and Blog-Search.com among other high profile web sites. Jayde Online is also the founder of the ISEDN.org (Internet Search Engine Directory Network) which currently boasts a membership of over 200 search engines and web directories and serves over 150 Million ad impressions each month. Jayde Online is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and has offices in San Jose, California.

http://microblog.sitepronews.com/tw/profile/LisaSimpkins
Creativity.

This is one virtue a site must possess to lead the race in the ruthless competition in the Internet based business. With so many competition and rivalry going on, every method of marketing must be employed and utilized.

It doesn’t matter if you have a killer product or a fantastically designed website, if people don’t know that you exist, it doesn’t matter, and you are not going to make it big. Worse of all, you business could just get killed.

While there are so many methods and schemes used by so many e-commerce sites today, there are still some of those that can help you with an extra boost in the popularity ratings. One of these is the so called Viral Marketing.

While the term Viral easily depicts a virus, a word very much dreaded by all computer owners, it is not what it seems. You do not actually use a computer virus to spread your business; on the contrary it just might kill you. Everyone has had enough of all those pop up ads and spywares.

Viral Marketing Overview

Viral Marketing also known otherwise as Viral Advertising is a marketing technique used to build the public awareness of one’s product or company. They use many forms of media to reach out to the public without actually promoting the product by riding on in other forms of addictive means that could get a person hooked and be obliged or amused to actually pass it on, with the product or company advertisement along with it.

In a nutshell, companies ride on the idea that if people like the content of a media they will pass it on to their friends and family. They sponsor the certain media, such as a cool flash game, funny video, amusing story and such, which one may pass on to another with the company brand or logo or the products description or any other content to help promote the company or its product.

Viral marketing has become a popular means of advertising and marketing because they are relatively low cost. To avoid being tagged as spam mail, viral marketing counts on the eagerness of one person to pas on the product. If a person sees the name of the person they know as the sender, they won’t block it and open it as well.

Many companies offer incentives such as discounts and rebates when they help in spreading their viral marketing. They rely on the number of recipients a viral marketing gets from one person in determining the amount or number of incentive they can be attributed with.

Using Viral Marketing to your advantage

The main and foremost advantage of viral marketing is that you get a lot of publicity and public awareness about your site and your company. You get to generate a flow of traffic that are potential customers. With a little ingenuity and imagination, plus some incentives or prizes, you can reach out to a great number of people and announce your existence.

Most every site and companies are catching on to the effectivity of Viral Marketing and Advertising. Not using it could kill your business. Along with other schemes and methods in promoting your site, like Search Engine Optimization and such, viral marketing could easily push you ahead in the rating games.

Viral Marketing could be a sneaky way to get people to know about you and your company. You get them to pass your advertisement along. They are also very low cost that not investing in it could be downright a business suicide. All it takes is a great idea, a good addicting game, a funny story many ideas are still out there. Create a gossip or a buzz, many movies are promoted by using scandals and gossips to make them moiré popular. Remember the movie “The Blair Witch Project”?

Many big companies have tried viral marketing and have had many success stories with it. A classic example is Microsoft’s Hotmail. They were the first known big company to utilize the scheme and it has worked wonders for them.

Now it’s your turn to use viral marketing to work wonders for you. Act now and reap the benefits Viral Marketing will provide for you and your sales figures.  

Lisa Simpkins
http://linkbee.com/R9K

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