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Featured Author:  Yvonne Jones

The guest author of today’s post is Yvonne Jones of “My Success Circle Online.”  She is a Solo Entrepreneur who teaches Relationship Building and Marketing skills to entrepreneurs and small business owners

4 Effective Ways to Attract Traffic to Your Online Business

All businesses, online or offline, have a common need.  Traffic.

If you have a beautiful brick and mortar store or office that is well-stocked, or offer services but few people, if any, ever walked through your door or inquire about your service, it would be catastrophic to your bottom line and you’d soon be out of business.

The same principle applies if your business in online.  To be successful you must be able to attract traffic or visitors to your online business.  Listed below are four ways you can do this effectively.

1.  Set Up a Blog:

a.    Your blog can be the central point of your online business around which the other aspects of your business revolve.

b.    Your blog allows people to get to know you.  They can leave comments and through your answers you can build a relationship with them.

c.    As a blogger you will visit other blogs in your market and leave great comments.  Many of these bloggers will reciprocate by visiting your blog and leaving comments as well.  Other readers will be attracted to your blog because they found your comment on other blogs helpful and want to learn more about you.

2.   Visit Forums:

Identify forums in your market and without spending too much time, visit some of these and read the threads.  For most forums you must be a member in order to leave a comment.  When you decide to join the forum, set up your profile with your ‘signature’.  Make sure to include the URL for your website in your ‘signature.’  When you post a question or reply your website address will be shown.  Your thoughtful comments and answers will attract people to click on the link and get to your website.

3.   Social Networking Sites:

Twitter and Facebook, as well as other social networking sites allow you to connect with people with similar interests quickly. Through keywords and interests listed in Profiles, you can identify people who are marketing strategically online in your niche.  It’s important to learn the correct techniques for effective use of these sites so that your friends and followers can be attracted to your website.

4.   Article Directory Submissions:

Write articles that are rich with keywords and submit these to the various article directories.  My favorite directory is ezinearticles.com. Because your article is optimized with keywords, people will likely find your articles.  In addition, there is a Resource Box at the end of each article which allows you to tell mostly about what you do and have to offer in connection with your topic.  This information in this box should attract your readers to your website – whether it’s your blog or a landing page with a special offer.

It’s important to have a plan so that when you attract visitors to your online business you know what your next step will be to continue to build the relationship.

Yvonne is an Internet Marketer who works with new Entrepreneurs and Direct Sales professionals who want to create an online presence and build their own brand.   She is also a Skin Care and Image Consultant who works with women to help them feel better about themselves by developing a skin care program to meet their specific needs.

Yvonne can be found at two locations:  http://mysuccesscircleonline.com and  http://yvonneajones.com

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Categories : Marketing
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If you’ve been in Internet Marketing for very long, I’m sure you’ve come across the term PLR rights.  When I first looked into PLR products, I wondered how they worked and if using them was ethical.

Perhaps you have few of the same questions.

How Do PLR Products Work?

Someone creates a product, and decides to offer it as a PLR product. You determine that the product works for your market, and you purchase the product, along with the private label rights.  You then make changes to the product to make it uniquely your own, and then you sell it…. or give it away.

It’s as simple as that.

Most PLR Allow You The Following Rights.

1.  Put your name on the product as the person who created it.

2.  Sell the product for any price you choose, or give it away.

3.  Make any changes to the product to give it your own flare.

4.  Package the product with other products.

However, make sure you read the PLR file or License that comes with the product.  Sometimes they vary a bit.

Here Are 2 Valuable PLR Tips.

1.  A good PLR product is one that is limited.  In other words, every Tom, Dick and Harry  will not be able to purchase the rights because only a certain number will be sold.

2.  Purchase your products from reputable sellers.  Not all Private Label sellers and products are equal.

Is Using PLR Ethical?

The answer is yes… most marketers use PLR products for free giveaways and bonuses to products they are selling.  To better answer that question… watch the following video where Nicole Dean of Easy PLR will give you some insight.

Happy Marketing and Promotion!

Til later,

Kathryn Griffiths

P.S.  For this particular blog post…I used bits and pieces of a  PLR product.. to show you it can be done.  Bet you didn’t know it.  I used PLR information and changed it to suit my style and liking.

Even though you don’t have too….I recommend that you change the product to make it your own.

Here are three PLR resources I highly recommend because of their great content and selection.

EasyPLR – Nicole Dean

PLR.Me – Ronnie Nijmeh

DIYplr Alice Seba and Mila Sidman

I'm eager to hear your comments...

Technorati Tags: PLR, PLR products, Using PLR

Categories : Copywriting
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