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Prepaid credit cards and you

Prepaid credit cards and you

Information About Prepaid Credit Cards

If you happen to be looking for an easy way to shop online or to shop in stores without having to carry around cash a prepaid credit card could be your answer. They are available from Master Card, Visa, and American Express.

Prepaid credit card are just like using a gift card, they use the same idea. Before you can use your prepaid credit card you first need to make a down payment onto it. You decide how much money you want to put onto the card, while you buy things, withdrawal from ATMs, and pay bills, your balance declines. If at anytime you need to you can add more money to your prepaid credit card, you will have no bill coming in the mail monthly it is pay as you go.

This is good for anybody that does not want a monthly credit card bill. It is a great way for parents to give their children the funds that they need. A prepaid credit card is a good option for anybody that does not like to carry any cash on them.

If your prepaid credit card is stolen or if it is lost the company will replace the card. Another protection that you will have is against unauthorized use. You are the one that is in control of the amount of money available on your card. If you want to have the cash instead you can use your prepaid card at the ATM machine.

There are different plans with different fees. Prior to choosing any agreement first you should be certain that you understand what the agreement entitles. There will be a monthly transaction fee, and there may be other fees on the agreement like activation fee, withdrawal fees, and purchase fees. Every time there is a fee charge it will be deducted from your cards balance.

Be very sure to research all the prepaid credit card companies so you know what they all have to offer. You need to also read all fine print before you decide to sign anything to receive your prepaid credit card.

Remember that don’t clone your book or business marketing

Remember that don’t clone your Book or Business Marketing

Don’t Clone your Book or Business Marketing
Judy Cullins ©2006 All Rights Reserved.

Remember that the miracle of cloning sheep has its drawbacks. The main one–dying young.

Don’t let your business die young by following the herd. Instead, think of the natural ways you like to market.

Here are some marketing ideas that make big promises, and don’t always deliver. And, when followed by investing a large amount of money and time, only a few who follow these expensive programs will get the results they hope for.

One. Make your book a #1 best seller on Amazon. This idea teaches authors that if they offer $1000’s of bonus books, reports and the like, and tell all their email lists to buy the book on a particular day at Amazon, they will make extreme sales.

In many sales letters that give away $1000’s more than the price of their book, it looks a little suspicious or gimmicky. “Killer copy” and other web sizzle language doesn’t bring confidence to most business people. The programs sold are over $2500. An old saying came from Robert Allen something like: “You make much more money teaching people how to make money than they ever will implementing the skills.”

Two. Optimize your web site standings in the search engines with ads placed in and through pay-per-click advertising.

For the pay-per-click program, after putting a lot of time into writing ad copy, paying an upfront consultant fee, and paying monthly costs of the key words, I’d say the results for my top four business books were near 0.

Yes, I heard of one author that didn’t invest more than $400 a month to reap $4000 book sales, but her book was highly specialized. When another web master I know followed this tact, she invested thousands a month to yield 50% sales in the beginning months.. For $2500 investment for the first month, she made $1250. Once the competition caught on, her sales dropped way below 50% and no longer gave her a desired income.

Three. You pay around $1000 to get you book into a Print on Demand format and be listed on the POD web site. Sounds good? Maybe not. These printers do not promote your book, just as publishers don’t. They take a big cut from your sales, and your book may be priced too high to make good sales. Most authors make no or little money from this adventure. With just a little education and professional bookcoaching, you can learn a much better way-far less expensive and still get your POD book out there.

Natural Marketing-Three Ideas

One. Like myself, if you are an author or small business, it will be easy and natural for you to write short articles and tips for top web sites and article directories in your field.This one action has kept me at #1 in Google for the phrase “bookcoaching.” for five years and has placed my writings on over 129,000 sites, the number increasing 1000 each month. That means 3500 targeted visitors a day at my site. That means great sales.

Two. If you don’t like to write much, maybe you’ll like BLOGs. They bring similar results as the articles and your own ezine do. It’s a mini web site, and an interactive process your visitors will like it because they see you more casually and personally. When I wrote a blog, it was question and answer format, also letting my humor and opinions out to show I’m human. You can also put your how to articles on your blog with a link towhere you sell your products or service.

Three. If you like to share yourself and your solutions with others publically, you may enjoy presenting to groups and have your product available at the back of the room. A similar venue would be joining a networking group. Bring your business card that features either your blog site URL or your ezine subscription information. When you collect these email addresses, you grow your lists of targeted potential buyers. .

Cloning isn’t always healthy or profitable. Stay true to your own style of sharing yourself, your business, or book.

Make change happen & get organized

Make Change Happen & Get Organized

Make Change Happen

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation. – Robert F. Kennedy.

Those who prosper in our inconstant world accept change as a positive force and can persuade other to do the same. Those fearful of change or unable to rally others in new directions will be steamrollered with the volatility of modern organizations. You can get others to go along with useful change with a minimum of resistance.

Yes, You Can.

  • Prepare for resistance. People fear change because they expect to lose something they value and because they have so often been victims of poorly administered change. Anticipate the exact concerns and objections you’re likely to hear.
  • Don’t believe that resisters are being foolish or obstinate. Put yourself in their shoes to understand their fears. Then you’ll be in a much better position to reassure them.
  • Whenever possible, involve employees in deciding on and planning for the change.
  • Explain the change fully. Give a rationale for it, the roles employees will play in it, and its implications. Emphasize the benefits to employees and to the company.
  • Provide venting forums. Listen without comment. Acknowledge concerns, don’t criticize or belittle them. Tell employees how you’ll address their objections.
  • Demonstrate management’s commitment to the change. Do more than your share of work and accept more than your share of the sacrifices needed to implement the change.
  • Make those organizational adjustments and resource allocations needed to accommodate the change.
  • Train, coach, counsel, and reward employees throughout the implementation phase. Be there for them.

Get Organized

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. – Carl Sandburg.

Disorganization is a major contributor to stress and one of the reasons we don’t achieve our goals. You can avoid the diseases of clutter, poor planning, and disarray.

Yes, You can.

  • Make time to organize. Set yearly goals, monthly objectives, and weekly priorities.
  • Don’t start a new task until you have everything you need – information, supplies, and so on – to get it underway.
  • Plan ahead. Lay out the subtasks needed over the coming weeks in order to accomplish a master task.
  • Keep a “to do” list with tasks listed according to their value: A= high; B = medium; C= low. Work on only high value tasks. Update your list at the end of the day.
  • Do one of four things whenever you pick up a piece of paper – pitch it, send it to someone else, act on it. Or file it. Never put it down without performing any one of these actions.
  • Stop being a collector. Put away papers, files, and other desk clutter than you haven’t looked at for two weeks.
  • Divide complex projects into manageable pieces. Attack the project piece by piece. Solve one problem at a time.
  • Write down every promise you make and everything you need to remember right away – never on slips of paper, always using a scheduling system and notetaking procedure that works for you. On this “master list” note the tasks you’ll complete today.
  • Maintain an appointment calendar. Use a coordinated system to keep track of projects.
  • Keep your desktop cleared for action.

The author of the said articles is Iyer Subramanian attached to Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry. E-Mail:

Master resale rights: three lessons bill gates could teach you

Master Resale Rights: Three Lessons Bill Gates Could Teach You

Smart Internet marketers know that buying master resale rights is a shortcut to getting products on the market. But did you know that Bill Gates and the Microsoft empire were built from purchasing master resale rights?

That’s right – the richest man in the world bought the rights to DOS, the operating system that began the Microsoft empire.

There are Three important lessons Bill Gates could teach you about master resale rights.

1. Find a hungry market with a burning need and fill it.

Bill Gates read about the Altair 8800 computer in Popular Science in 1975. Realizing Altair needed a simple programming language to make the computer popular, Gates sold a version of BASIC to Altair before it was even written. Then Gates worked night and day with Paul Allen and Monte Davidoff to develop it. Microsoft was born.

In 1980, IBM created the desktop PC – but they didn’t have an operating system. Gates saw a burning need waiting to be filled, and learned a new lesson:

2. You don’t have to create a product to fill a need if you can buy the master resale rights instead.

IBM approached Bill Gates to create an operating system for the PC. Gates initially recommended they contact Digital Research to purchase their CP/M operating system. But those negotiations failed, for more details logon to and IBM came back to Bill Gates.

Gates learned that Tim Paterson of Seattle Computer Products had developed a clone of CP/M called QDOS. Microsoft bought the rights for just $56,000.

Of course you don’t have to invest $56,000 to get rights worth selling. Often you can buy master resale rights for $100, $50, even $10 or $20. You can even join resale rights membership sites and get thousands of dollars worth of products for a small monthly fee. Sometimes you can even find master resale rights products for free!

Why so cheap? Sometimes the products aren’t very good, for more details logon to but often they’re great products that weren’t marketed well. Not seeing the opportunity, people sell their work for almost nothing.

Smart marketers know that sometimes you can just rename a product or change the marketing and have a hit. This is where Bill Gates could teach us the third lesson:

3. Repackage or rebred, change the marketing approach, and build your own brand.

QDOS stood for “Quick and Dirty Operating System.” IBM might have bought it even with a name like that, but being a savvy marketer, Gates decided to rebreed it. He dubbed it “PC-DOS,” for “PC Disk Operating System.” He targeted it squarely at IBM – and they bought it, big time.

When PC clones hit the market, Gates saw another hungry market with a burning need. Microsoft quickly reframed DOS, dubbing it “MS-DOS” for “Microsoft Disk Operating System,” thus building the Microsoft brand at the same time. The rest is history.

Photoshop ecover scripts – your ultimate guide

Photoshop Ecover Scripts – Your Ultimate Guide

If you are an internet marketer, then you know all too well that the competition in the online market is very intense and if one is to be successful, your products must stand out from the rest. Customers would only settle for the best and in order for you to increase your sales, you need to be the best! Being the best can begin from first impressions; you can obtain a good first impression if you can make your prospect interested in your product the first time he or she sees it. You can achieve this if you attach with your product an outstanding ecover. To do one, you must master the use of Photoshop ecover scripts. Sure, you can hire a professional graphic designer and outsource your work to them, but they don’t come cheap. Furthermore, would you be prepared to pay them the high amount they charge per hour of work every time you need a ecover? I don’t think so.

What are Photoshop ecover scripts in the first place? These are action scripts which are primarily the multiple tasks or actions needed to create ecover design and graphics in Photoshop. These actions are then packaged together to form an automated script that you can use again when you need to create something similar so you need not repeat the actions one by one. All you need to do left is design your basic layout and after that, the automated script will complete for you what is needed to be completed.
Obviously, these action scripts are not limited to creating just ecovers alone. There are also scripts which you can use for almost anything you imagine creating in Photoshop such as fancy borders and frames, and allow you to do other tasks such as color enhancement and correction, application of effects, and addition of text and layers. However, for internet marketers, the most important scripts are Photoshop ecover scripts. These make designing easy and fun, regardless of your design skill level.
It is essential for you to have a unique ecover for your products. If you use the ecover provided when you download your PLR products, there is almost certainly, hundreds of other internet marketers using the same ecovers and if that happens, you go in express competition with them.
Marketing experts have conducted studies and found out that indeed, product packaging can make or break a product. This is exactly why they are prepared to shell out big money to professional graphic designers to provide them the most appealing and attractive ecovers for their products. The same thing goes for any other products, such as CDs and DVDs, wherein covers would play a huge part in promoting the product.
An ideal package of Photoshop ecover scripts would cost somewhere between 95 to 150 dollars, depending on the number of actions and the quality of the program. The most basic Photoshop ecover scripts every online seller need are eboxes action scripts, ebook cover action scripts, report cover action scripts, and CD cover action scripts. Many websites would offer these scripts to you for free but you will find as you go along that you do not have enough choices to create more unique and better-looking ecover designs. The package you are looking for should be reasonably priced and gives you at the same time, ease of use, sufficient choices, and flexibility. Do not forget though, you need to have at least Adobe Photoshop CS3 to use these ecover scripts. If you cannot afford it, do not worry. These packages offer one-month trial periods which you can still maximize.

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