Archive for July, 2011

GT Bulmer | Affiliate Power GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Uh-oh. If you miss this opportunity, you might kick yourself later. Read this post to the end to learn about a great competition that will give you a chance to win prizes AND give your home business a boost. Truly take it to the next level!

Even though the prizes are awesome, the real value (in my opinion) is in the skills you will learn over the four weeks of the competition, along with the disciplines you will develop that will continue to drive your Internet business long after the competition has closed.

As you will see from the following announcement, the ultimate purpose of the competition is to “teach people how to blog, and how to make money doing it.” If this interests you in any way whatsoever, please keep reading…

(Hey. Even if it doesn’t interest you at first, if you are serious about building your Internet home business, you will be wise to read this announcement …) Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Home Business Opportunities GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Have you seen those +1 buttons popping up all over the place? It’s something just introduced by Google to let people “like” the websites, pages and posts they appreciate the most. Now you can give a little Search Engine love with the Google +1 (Plusone) button!

Google says that the purpose of the button is to “let people who love your content recommend it on Google search.” Sounds like a good idea in today’s socially focused online environment, whether you run a home business opportunities website like this one, or any kind of website.

The buttons have certainly become popular in a short period of time. To use them, you have to have a Google account. If you have an existing Gmail account or a Google Analytics account, for example, you are already good to go to use the Google +1 button.

To give a +1 to a site or a post, all you do is click the +1 button. If you happen to be logged in to your Google account at the time, then the +1 is registered immediately; nothing more needs to be done. If you are not logged in, a login box will pop up, you will take a moment to sign in to your Google account, and then the +1 will register instantly. … Read the rest of this entry

Friendly Forums For Your Home Business

GT Bulmer | Home Business Forums GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

I have been involved with online marketing forums for several years and I have seen some good ones. When it comes to friendly forums for your home business, the Entrepreneur Forums at EvanCarmichael.com is one of the best.

The Entrepreneur Forums is a high quality site with leadership from some very active and highly conscientious marketers. Their commitment to professionalism is evident in their forum participation and in their own business development.

Discussion categories in this friendly entrepreneur community range from Internet Marketing to Social Networking, Starting Your Own Business, Making Money in 2011, Entrepreneur Resources and a whole range of sub categories. There is a forum category or topic to suit just about every business, marketing and entrepreneurial interest out there! … Read the rest of this entry

I Hear Music, People!

GT Bulmer | I Hear Music GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

There’s something kind of weird that happens to me. Maybe it happens to you, too. When I hear people talking and they say certain words or phrases, song titles pop into my head. And then I hear music in my mind! It happens often.

I suppose it’s not so unusual that I hear music in my head since I am a music fan who appreciates music of all kinds. And more than that, as a writer I appreciate the creativity that goes into both the music and the lyrics, so I usually pay close attention to the songs I listen to in real time.

But where this music in my mind becomes a bit of an issue is when I’m at home having a conversation with my spouse. She will say something, a song lyric will pop into my head, the tune will start playing in my mind, and then I’ll quietly start singing or humming the tune out loud. … Read the rest of this entry

Home Business Opportunities Need A Foundation

GT Bulmer | Home Business Opportunities GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Every secure structure needs a firm base and without that base, when the storms come, the structure is at risk of washing away. In this very same way, home business opportunities need a foundation, too.

Home based sales and marketing opportunities are a dime a dozen. Every product and every service imaginable is being sold online right now, and in many cases they offer an affiliate marketing plan for those industrious individuals seeking self-employed income.

You just need to determine what kinds of products or services you want to sell, then set up your website and your marketing system and learn the basics of marketing online.

Many newcomers scratch their heads at this point, wondering where exactly a person goes to learn how to do those things properly and effectively. Some marketers, already thinking and planning ahead, also wonder how they are going to keep pace with the incredible rate of development of technology, the Internet and online marketing systems.

This is where setting the foundation for your home business opportunities comes in. … Read the rest of this entry

Tips To Help You Land Real Writing Jobs Online

GT Bulmer | Writing Online GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Have you ever thought about getting paid to write articles, blogs and other content online? If you are an Internet Marketer, I’m sure the thought has crossed your mind at some point. This post will give you a few tips to help you land real writing jobs online.

I’m not talking about standard information-based marketing where you post promotional pieces on your own blog, or you submit free keyword articles to directories simply to promote your website or to get backlinks. I’m talking about writing informative articles and blog posts that you actually get paid for.

If you are an experienced writer, you probably know that there are unlimited sources online where you can find real writing jobs; publications, publishers and sites that pay you for well-written material that will appeal to their audiences. The trick to landing these paid writing assignments is to produce unique articles and content that has obvious value to both the publisher and the readers.

Making the transition from promotional marketer to paid writer is not that difficult, but it does require you to be aware of a few differences and it may require you to alter your thinking and your focus to some degree. … Read the rest of this entry

GT Bulmer | Social Networking GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

Is this the New Internet? Google is introducing a new social networking service called Google+ with such features as Hangouts, Huddles, Circles and Sparks. If not the New Internet, Google+ certainly aims to be a serious contender in the realm of social media.

Google+ is currently in a limited field trial. They are testing the service with a small, select group of people. If you did not receive an invitation, then you are likely not part of the test group.

If Google’s foray into social networking interests you, you can sign up to be included on the list when the Google+ invitations start rolling out again. Visit the Google+ project site and click the “Keep Me Posted” button.

The project site also offers an interactive tour where it explains what Google+ is all about: Real-life sharing rethought for the Web

And exactly what direction does this “re-thinking for the Web” take? Here’s an overview of some of the Google+ features: . . . Read the rest of this entry

Free Music: Listen To Music Online

GT Bulmer | Listen To Music Online GT Bulmer © Affiliate Power Central

I enjoy music of all genres. One of the things I like best about listening to free music online is getting to hear a broad selection of tunes so I can decide which performers and which albums are worth buying at my local music store.

I don’t listen to a lot of radio, so I’m not as well-informed as I used to be about currently popular tunes. But I do have a favourite online free music source and it is there that I listen to popular music of my choice, as recommended and posted by members of the site. The site is BLIP.fm.

The good thing about it is there is music that covers the entire spectrum of the industry; literally every style of music conceivable, everything from contemporary tunes to Golden Oldies. If there’s a song you’ve been wanting to hear, chances are you will find it on this site.

Membership is free and as a member of the community you can add the song to your playlist for easy reference and listen to it anytime you want, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. … Read the rest of this entry