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May 2017

I recommend these software packages (such as Demand Force, Solution Reach and so on) a lot to my clients because they can automate everything and fills up those schedules. However, if you use software like that, beware of the little known issues that may come up with regards to patient reviews:

1) They are not visible to new patients.

The software bundles the reviews on a separate page which can link into your website or from their own platform. It looks great, however, a patient has to go hunting for them on your website. That assumes two things: a) they can find them easily once on your website before they get bored and leave (you have only a few seconds for them to find what they want). And b) They are already ON your website.

Only Google reviews stand prominent in the path of the new patient searching for a dentist. If you don’t have enough Google reviews then you aren’t giving the prospective new patient enough incentive to actually click onto your site. With all the clutter in this New Economy, you have to fight for every patient “action”.

2) They are not as trusted because they aren’t public facing.

These software packages a lot of times want to placate the dentist. It looks great to have 3,000 5 star reviews on your Demand Force page, but new patients may not trust that at all. Especially when every dentist has a similar profile and it’s on your own website which you control.

People trust Google reviews because they trust Google, they are public facing and anyone can go on there and write a good or bad review. They have more “psychological weight”. So the 39 4.8 star review you have on Google might get more attention from people than your 14,450 5 star review on your website (if they are even able to find it).

3) Automated Google review collection:

Beware this issue – it could leave you with many, really bad negative Google reviews.

The same software packages can automate the sending of people to Google to write a review. Here’s the problem: for some, writing a bad review is a cathartic experience that has nothing to do with you. They might have had a bad day and want to leave one so they have “yelled at someone” without yelling at someone.

And while you might not have any now, I’ve seen them hold onto that link for over a year (it’s in their email) and one day you piss them off and they go write it. Bad news is spread at least 7x faster and more trusted than good news.

Then you have this problem where a bunch of negative reviews are left as “most recent” and that’s the first impression a new patient gets when going through your Google reviews. Also, it’s very hard to get rid of negative reviews even if they are libelous.

Here’s where those special pages for reviews would be useful – better they leave you a bad review there than on your public facing new patient profile review page (Google). In other words, don’t let them put a Google review, send them directly to that special page.

(Side note: this is in the case where they are only sent a link to leave a Google review after a positive survey /feedback form, which should have negated that problem but doesn’t).

Source by Paul Speziale

The dentist's chair is one of the most frightened places on earth. No one in the world finds it at all comforting to find themselves held down in one of these contraptions. How can anyone say that they are comfortable sitting there waiting for this guy to take some machine, drill, hammer or God knows what, and stick it in their mouths. Either you are crazy or downright stupid to like the dentist's chair. Since there is so much fear towards tooth care, dentists today find themselves having to devise a way to get more people into their clinics. It is dentist video marketing and dentist websites that are doing the trick. Dentist SEO is associated with these two advertising tools.

It is strange to even imagine that a dentist today has to make an effort to not only go through the education to become a dentist, but additionally has to market his own skills afterwards to even get clientele. Should not business come easy for such a high status job? People work very hard to become a dentist only to find that work gets even harder after education.

Unfortunately, dentists today are realizing the hard way that they will not be able to get anyone coming into their clinics if word does not get around that they are one of the best (if the not the best) in their line of work. Earlier, dentists thought that dentist SEO was not necessary and it would be enough if they simply had a decent looking website. But as many of us know, just having a nice website is not enough drive traffic and gain clients. People must hear about your website first.

For a person who is a dentist and who is a professional, selling yourself seems like a very tedious and difficult thing to do, but once you realize that dentist was going to work for you, business will begin to boom. Once you understand how this whole Search Engine Optimization thing works, your business will begin to thrive as you are able to reach out to a wide spectrum of people over the internet.

Every dentist should think about finding an SEO expert who will be able to do this kind of work. This work involves the setting up of links that will lead browsers to the dentist's website. By marking out keywords or key phrases in small and long articles, there will be a lot of traffic that will be generated to the site of the dentist who is looking for more patients. More people will get to know about the expertise of the dentist.

Also, the website of the dentist will be spruced up to include quite a few pictures and write ups about the dentist and the various operations and treatments that he has done in the clinic. I'm sure if you decide to pursue the help of an SEO expert, you will be happy with the results. You will realize that SEO is a surefire way to increase your number of patients.

Source by Phill Guye

We all know the benefits of proper oral hygiene; beauty, health and fresh breath are of the utmost importance in most social circles throughout the globe. Conversely, poor dental care can easily result in a variety of issues ranging from gum disease and infection to heart disease, strokes and more. Dentists provide patients with the tools and resources to achieve and maintain the beautiful, healthy smile their after, while avoiding the pitfalls associated with poor oral hygiene. In this article, we will provide you with a few reasons to pick up the phone and schedule that long overdue dental appointment.

Cancer Prevention – Statistics show that an individual dies every hour due to oral cancer. By making sure to make regular appointments with your oral physician, you will be doing your part to ensure that any such problem is identified and addressed.

Gum Disease Prevention – Gum disease infects the gum tissues and bone matter, which work to keep your teeth in place and is the number one contributor to tooth loss. If caught early enough, the condition may be treated and reversed, however if left alone for too long a period, patients may begin to realize advanced stages of the condition.

Physicial Health, YAY! – In recent years, studies have suggested a link between strokes and heart attacks to gum disease, as a result of poor oral hygiene. Regular cleanings will help you keep your mouth healthy, while potentially reducing your risk for heart disease and strokes down the road.

Hang Onto Your Teeth – Regular checkups, brushing and flossing are all crucial exercises to keeping your teeth.

Problem Detection – Keeping up on proper regular appointments will help you and your dentist to detect early signs of issues with your gums and teeth. The early detection of broken fillings, cavities, and gum disease will aid in the possibility of a successful treatment. If such problems go untreated, gum surgery, root canals and extraction may be in your future.

Oral Health Maintenance – Though you may not have any present issues, you can help to keep it way by scheduling regular checkups. If you are on the wrong path, your oral physician will be able to straighten you out and get you back on track.

Utilize Dental Insurance – You pay for it, so why not use it! Most insurance plans will cover the cost of regular cleanings once every six months. Take advantage and save yourself some money down the road through the avoidance of costly, in-depth procedures that may result from lack of care.

Outline A Treatment Plan – If problems do arise, your physician will be able to provide you with a treatment plan to help address them. This will help you plan ahead for any necessary appointments or costs that may come as a result.

Everyone Wants A Gorgeous Smile – Those years of tobacco, coffee and tea intact have probably taken an effect on your pearly whites. Cleanings will help you to regain the white, and have you smiling again in no time.

Bad Breath = BAD – Studies show that the vast majority of individuals with bad breath have dental issues to blame.

Source by Andrea Avery

What is a zero budget marketing strategy and how can it help you?

Look at the words. 'Zero budget' … 'marketing strategy' that there tells you that, in a nutshell, we're talking about here for a strategy for marketing your product or business that is not going to cost you any money. So basically it's free method to advertise your product or service and it's essential that you know how to do this especially if you do not have the money to throw into a paid advertising campaign right away.

More and more the smart marketers are turning to the big social media sites to get the word about. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, they all should figure in your day to day marketing efforts and if you are not using them then you are leaving money on the table. But do not despair help is at hand.

I'm a member of a growing team of guys and girls who know and understand the value of free advertising via the big social media sites. We currently have team members doing AMAZING things on Facebook that share freely with the rest of us. And these are all strategies that do not cost a cent to implement.

Learn how to increase your Facebook friend count the right way, without getting slapped for approaching complete strangers out of the blue. Learn how to build your profile so that it engaging to those you seek to market your product or service to. Learn about what turns prospects on and what turns them off when you post to your wall. These are just a few of the things you simply have to get right or the bulk of your efforts will be a waste of time.

When you know how to really leverage the power of Facebook you'll see an amazing transformation take place in your business and that's just the start. Most people in the IM industry, especially newcomers, think that the right way to do business is to join a bunch of groups, solicit a bunch of friends, then start sending spammy links to their opportunity. That is so not the right way to do business. You need to be engaging. You need to be personable. You need to strike up a relationship first before introducing your offer.

You do that and you're guaranteed to do well as Facebook is all about ENGAGEMENT. If you learn nothing more than that from this short piece then it's a good start. If you want to learn more about how my team members and I use Facebook the right way then please visit my site. Thank you for reading.

Source by Rob Schofield

Like so many of you who are reading this, I am an entrepreneur who happens to conduct business entirely over the web. Like so many of you, I have created a blog in an attempt to give visitors an insight into my business and myself. Why are we doing this? Perhaps I should rephrase that question.

Have you ever told someone who has a tradition job what you do and you either get a blank stare or they ask you if you don’t miss going to work? Most of us who have an online business have had a traditional job so we should understand where they are coming from. People who work in traditional jobs typically have a job title. Job titles are important, and a cleaver retention tool, because a job title gives someone status. People’s status is tied to the company they work for. “I’m George and I’m the senior vice president of marketing for Titus Distributors.” Being able to make such a statement is an important part of people’s identities.

As an self-employed entrepreneur, I do not have a job title. I have an elevator speech to explain what I do and give the benefits of what I do in 30 seconds or less to begin the rapport building process with someone. To help bridge this gap between the online and offline world and even with other online entrepreneurs, we build blogs to give someone an inside peek at our business and ourselves.

A common belief that we entrepreneurs try to provide this snapshot into our business and ourselves is the web has evolved into something called Web 2.0. Web 2.0 interactive applications such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and hundreds of others enable us to market to build relationships and our brand. This belief is only partially true. Here is an observation that I have made by visiting other blogs, including blogs created by some well known people in our online entrepreneurial world.

I have observed that blog posts that receive the most comments reveal something of a personal nature, even if the information provided is intertwined with a message about our business. People want to know not only what we do but who we are. If we are successful in accomplishing this seemly easy task, we have status.

Source by George Arthur Burks

Unless you've been living on another planet, you would be aware of the popularity and influence of Facebook today.

Just a few short years ago, you had to encourage all your family and friends to join this social networking website (just after others convinced you to join). Nowadays, it's rare to find someone who has not gotten a Facebook account.

At last count, there were over 350 million users on Facebook and this number is continuing to grow. It overtook MySpace as the number 1 social networking website on the planet last year and is just behind Google when it comes to online traffic. You are then able to understand how important Facebook marketing has become for all websites.

It's Not A Pitch Zone

The most important thing to remember about social media is that it is not a place to blatantly and endlessly pitch your product or service. If you do this, then you will not get any favors from social media users and will get poorly ignored and even bad reviews.

What social media is used for is building relationships with potential clients. There are several ways you can go about doing this:

– you can post helpful information (links) where you help them solve a problem
– you can personally chat with them and assist them you can create content addressing the needs of users and posting it

The bottom line is that you want to be seen as genuine and helpful. This way, word can get out that you're the real deal and before you know it, people will become interested in what you have to offer in terms of products and services.

Of course, the things you share on social networking sites such as Facebook should not be the nitty gritty stuff that you have to offer. You should share helpful information in the form of teasers that will interest people enough to ask and wonder if there's more. Offering free stuff is great for getting attention too.

How To Market On Facebook

The great thing about Facebook is that from the outset, it has encouraged all users to use the website as a means of sharing information and marketing whatever they please. As a result, it has developed many ways for users to do this. You do not have to use every single one of them but a combination of them can only enhance your Facebook marketing.

Pages

This is probably the marketing tool out there on Facebook. On its website Facebook describes Pages as "a public profile that enables you to share your business and products with Facebook users." It is specifically designed for promoting a business and everything it has to offer. People can then become a fan of your page and when they do this, they let their friends know that they've become a fan of your page via their News Feed. The potential for your Page to gain a lot of popularity in a small period of time is great.

Of course, it all depends on the content you put out there for people to use. You need to give them a reason to become a fan of your Page and a reason for them to keep being one.

Events

This allows to create events to be held at a certain date and time. Depending on what type of business you are, you can create one to be held locally or internationally. It can be any one of the following:

– seminar – it should be introductory and free but you could promote a paid one too
– webinar – an online seminar and where anyone worldwide can join
– product / service launch – you may be about to launch a product or service and this is a way to gain attention

The best part about creating an event on Facebook is that it can go viral and before you know it people will be attending your event in droves.

Advertising

Finally, about a year ago, Facebook introduced an advertising service where people can put ads promoting their website or their Facebook Page and they pay per click (PPC) or impression (CPM). It works in a similar way to Google AdWords.

The best thing is that you can target your ads based on both geographical locations and social actions. For example, if you were a wedding photographer and wanted to promote your services, your ads can be set up to appear only to females between the ages of 24 and 30 and who relationship statuses indicate they are engaged.

It must be noted, however, that Facebook Advertising is still in beta mode which only means that it will only improve in the near future.

Embrace Facebook

If you wanted to market your website online, you would be absolutely nuts not to use Facebook marketing as one of your key strategies. Just be careful not to get talked up in it too much because it can become a very time consuming activity.

Source by Martin Sejas

Cancer – known large as a disease of our modern establishment – ravages our bodies, our minds, and our spirits indiscriminately. It could prey upon anyone.

Why has this horror become a part of our everyday conversation? Why has it affected so many? What can we do about it? Within the confines of this article, I will address these questions.

At any meeting place – restaurants, stores, golf courses, offices, places – people exchange woeful tales of Cancer's attack upon friends, relatives, neighbors, or other loved ones fallen victim to this evil.

Cancer Rates Have Tripled Since 1900
Cancer is not necessary, but education of the origin of this malignancy is. According to the American Cancer Society, Forty-one thousand (41,000) Americans (64 people per 100,000) died of cancer in 1900. This figure equates to more than 112 people per day.

According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention: "In 2005, an estimated 570,280 Americans-more than 1,500 people a day-will die of cancer." This figure equates to nearly 200 people per 100,000.

Comparing the statistics in the previous two paragraphs, we can see that cancer deaths per 100,000 have more than tripled since 1900. Previously, I suggested that cancer is a disease of our modern establishment. At the beginning of this century there were relatively few cases of cancer. In the 1800's and previous to then, it was even less prevalent.

Why have cancer deaths sky-rocketed? If we fear this killer, then we should know what lures it to us. Most people feel that they have no control over developing this disease. This is not so. With knowledge and strong resolve, we can beat back our fear and focus on increasing our immunity to cancer.

Simple, Unrefined Food is Necessary for Cancer Prevention
Let's consider the similarities of 19th century America and countries where cancer is practically non-existent. For the most part, the only countries that have a low incidence of cancer are those countries where the environment is large unspoiled and where the food is simple and unrefined. These countries are generally agricultural nations where highly processed food is uncommon.

Nearly a century ago – before the arrival of chemical fertilizers – farming in America was organic. Apart from the industrial centers, the environment was reliably pristine. I interpret these Cancer statistics to point to the subsequent arrival of a chemically toxic environment, over-processed foods, and stress as cancer's root cause.

To better understand the possible root causes of cancer, you should know that cancer is considered an acid disease that may be generated by an over consumption of acid foods: usually meat, dairy products, and coffee.

Toxic food substances, tobacco, environmental poisons and other potential hazards may also contribute to the possibility of developing cancer. In each decade since the early 1900's, we have seen an astronomical increase in the use of harmful additives, colorings, irradiation, insecticides, fungicides, and the list could go on indefinitely, as you may well know.

Conclusion
By asking ourselves how we can avoid being a cancer statistic, we need to do what is in our power to do.

We can avoid toxic food substances by not ingesting them. We can also abstain from tobacco and other known carcinogens. It is far more difficult to avoid contact with environmental poisons since they surround us. We do not want to contribute to these poisons; Therefore, we bought to use environmentally friendly products.

When we join with like-minded others, we can influence legislation by supporting political candidates who pledge them to environmental situations.

Source by Dr.

Some people breed dogs for a living. Or even horses. Some people grow bedding plants and then sell them on as seedlings in the spring. But have you ever thought you could do much the same thing breeding and selling baby businesses?

It’s actually a proven, classic business model.

Over the years, one way a lot of money has been made in business has been to set up a business, get it up and running, and then sell it off for a profit. Famous entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson and Stelios Haji-Ioannou have started up many fledgling businesses over the years… then sold all or part of them on for a juicy profit.

You probably didn’t think you could ever become this kind of business tycoon, setting up promising new businesses and then flipping them on for a good profit. But you can. And it will not cost millions to do. It won’t take years. (You won’t even have to buy a fleet of aircraft!) You can do it all virtually… on the Internet.

This opportunity is something that I’ve noticed has been going on for a while now in the hidden corners of online entrepreneurship: Basically what some smart online entrepreneurs are doing is creating niche online businesses, setting up a website for them, getting everything moving… purposely with the intention of selling them off for a profit. In some ways, almost like rearing plants or animals for sale!

So in this article I’m going to look at how it is done and whether it is something you could make money from.

Website Flipping: How to build and Sell Websites for Big Profits

One thing I should say. I see this very much as an experimental opportunity blueprint. As far as I know no one has ever looked into how this opportunity might work before. It’s very much a first, so to some extent we’re moving into uncharted territory.

Exactly how does this opportunity work?

There are basically four steps to this opportunity:

Identify a business opportunity, eg. a demand or a gap in the market.

Create a small online business that supplies that demand.

Generate publicity and traffic for the website.

Sell the business off to someone who wants an up-and-running business with potential. Repeat the process as many times as you like.

Basically, you’re just doing what you would do to set up any small Internet business. But doing it with the idea of selling it for a profit, rather than running the business as such, from day one.

I think you can probably see now how this might work as an entrepreneurial opportunity. It could be perfect for you if you’ve got good ideas and inspiration (if you haven’t I’ll show you where to find them shortly!) but aren’t all that interested in the day-to-day grind of running a business.

And I think you can see how appealing it might be to buyers. Not everyone is an ideas person. Not everyone can handle the nitty-gritty of setting up a business. And then, of course, some people are lazy. If you pick a good idea there’s every chance there will be plenty of people who’ll pay a few thousand pounds to buy it from you, even if it’s only a fledgling business.

What you need for the website flipping business opportunity

This is very much a desk-based, home-based, PC or laptop business. All your businesses are going to be created and exist mainly online. It’s an opportunity you can work from home, in part-time hours.

You’ll be creating online shops. So you won’t need a bricks-and-mortar shop, or indeed any premises at all. You won’t need any machinery or equipment or any staff. In many cases you won’t even need any stock (more information about how that works later).

Capital requirements? You might need 100 or 200 or so to set up each business. Maybe even less depending on what type of business is involved. You’re not going to need a lot of technical or Internet skill to operate this project either.

Finding great ideas for your fledgling businesses

This is very much an ideas opportunity. The more original your idea the more likely it will sell, and perhaps for more. So don’t rush. Take some time to find and research your ideas.

Choose something you’re interested or involved in personally. It will be a lot easier to think of good ideas, and to create an attractive online business. For example, are you interested in… driving, or golf, or painting, or martial arts, or reading, or cookery, or cameras, or growing tomatoes? Do you enjoy holidaying in France? Are you a new parent? Anything like this could be a great idea for a fledgling website selling relevant products and services to others.

To have the best chance of success your fledgling businesses should probably be:

• Something that can be operated mostly online.

• Fairly niche, so you are not competing with massive corporations doing much the same thing.

• Original or novel in some way, perhaps having a unique twist that similar websites don’t offer.

• Be fairly hands-off, not needing too much personal attention.

• Something that can be transferred to a new owner easily – not needing special skills or experience.

Don’t forget websites that sell services as well as products. Also, your website could be some other kind of e-commerce business, not just one selling products or services. For example: A price comparison site. A review site. A forum or chat room. A directory site. They’re all online businesses that someone might be very interested in buying.

How trending can help you spot a website flipping winner

Trending means spotting products and services that are new or newish… and getting involved with them as they are enjoying an upswing in popularity. It’s a good technique for spotting new website ideas that people will really want to buy.

You can spot trends by monitoring forums, chat rooms, blogs and social networking sites. What’s the new “in” product or service that people are talking about… and that you could build an Internet business around? For example, is there a new fashion trend on the streets? Is there a new fitness trend or hobby which you could sell products for? Is a new TV show starting to take off… for which you could sell related products?

Once you’ve got a few trending ideas check them out using the Google Trends tool. Tap in any subject area, interest or product type – anything from Ugg boots to teeth whitening kits – and it will tell you if it is becoming more or less popular as a search over time. That should give you some clues as to whether there could be an associated website worth setting up.

Spotting trends using Google Trends isn’t an exact science. But use it as a starting point, add information from other sources, plus a good dollop of common sense and it can be a very handy tool.

Setting up your website

Once you’ve decided on your idea the next step is going to be to set up a website for it. Remember, this is very much a clicks-and-mortar opportunity. You won’t need a physical shop… your website is your shop front.

First choose a good domain name. Preferably one that says what your online business is about and is as short as possible. (Remember, good domain names can be worth good money in their own right.)

Register your domain name with a domain name registration service. Go for the cheapest registration service you can find and just register the name for one year.

Now arrange website hosting. Again, go for the cheapest hosting you can find. You probably won’t need massive bandwidth or storage space. There’s no point paying a lot… because your buyer might well move it to their own choice of host in future.

The next step is to design your website. This is one area where, at one time, this opportunity would have come to a crashing halt. Because the cost of getting someone to design and build the site for you would have eaten up a lot of the profit. But a newish development means you can actually build a decent site yourself… even if you don’t have a lot of technical know-how.

It’s all thanks to something called WordPress. WordPress started a while ago as a kind of blogging system but it’s evolved into a fully featured content management system which includes all the tools needed to design and build your own professional website. What’s really clever about WordPress is that it’s intended for ordinary people to use. WordPress allows ordinary people to create smart looking websites without a great deal of technical know-how.

WordPress is available to you absolutely free.

What is your website likely to need?

Obviously, what your e-commerce site will consist of will depend on what you are selling. Here are a few suggestions:

Home page. Explaining what your site is about. Tip. Video is the latest website technique. It can be used to create an impressive home page without a lot of writing.

Useful information about the product/service you’re selling, eg. sizing, colour choices, technical information.

News section.

Reviews.

Online shop showcasing your products.

All of these (and many more) can be created with WordPress.

Tip. What I would suggest you do is Google for businesses selling similar products to the ones you have chosen to sell. See what their websites are like. If they appear to be successful and well run you could use similar ideas to build your own website.

Finding suppliers for your business

The next step is to find suppliers who can supply the products and services your website is going to sell, and arrange trade terms with them.

Of course, whoever buys your online business will be perfectly at liberty to find their own suppliers. But a ready-made source of supply all ready to roll will greatly enhance the appeal of your website as a going concern.

Look for an established, reliable supplier: One who knows the product or service well, who carries good stocks, and who will be able to provide all sales and service support. You don’t want to have to get involved with this yourself. If you wish, choose several suppliers to create a unique product mix.

How to find suppliers?

When approaching suppliers ask for their best trade terms, ie. a trade discount on their recommended retail prices.

Next, I’m going to look at a couple of ideas that will make sourcing products much easier and which I would highly recommend for this opportunity.

Stock made simple: Dropshipping

Because you don’t need any stock to run a dropship-based business (nor the cash to invest in it) you could, in theory at least, have a business with thousands of customers, earning millions a year, and never touch a single product!

Dropshipping is a business model where the seller sells goods but does not keep them in stock. Instead they pass the customer’s order to their supplier, who then despatches the goods to the customer directly. The seller makes their profit on the difference between the “buying in” and “selling out” prices.

Here are two ways to line up dropship suppliers:

Use a dropship house. Dropship houses are companies who specialise in supplying dropshippers. Most of them tend to charge you an annual or monthly subscription before you can buy their products however.

Approach suppliers direct. Do a Google or similar search for “dropship”… or dropship plus the name of the product or products you want to source. With luck you’ll be able to hunt down suppliers who will sell anything from spare parts for washing machines to sports equipment on a dropship basis.

Stock made simple: Affiliate Schemes

Affiliate schemes are another way of effectively stocking your website business without any stock as such. By signing up to an affiliate scheme you simply promote a supplier’s products or services on your website. When a customer clicks on “buy now” the order goes through to the supplier who processes it, supplies the product – and then pays you a commission on your order.

There are affiliate schemes for almost any product or service you can imagine. So, for example, you could set up a travel agency website using affiliate schemes, or a bookshop, or a music/video store, or a wine club, or a ticket agency, or a hotel booking website, to name but a few.

The easiest way to find suitable affiliate schemes is to use an affiliate marketplace site.

Amazon Associates: Amazon Associates is Amazon’s own affiliate scheme and one of the easiest to use. With this, you introduce customers to Amazon’s range of products – everything from books to music, to electronics and household goods. If they then buy something, Amazon pays you a commission on the sale.

Amazon’s aStore is perhaps the most exciting Associates tool. aStore allows you to build your own online shop. You get a ready-made store which can be linked to and from your website and/or any pages within it. You can customise the colours and designs so it will integrate nicely. Then you can pick products from Amazon’s range to sell there. (So, for example, if your website is about cookery you can create an aStore which is stocked with a range of cook books plus kitchen equipment and so on.)

Other ways of monetising your site

While we’re looking at ways to generate an income from your site it’s worth mentioning some other methods you could use. Anything that generates extra income will be a benefit in that it will make your business more interesting to potential purchasers. Here are a couple of ideas:

• Google AdSense: With Google AdSense Google displays relevant ads, on your site and pays you a share of the revenue. It’s very easy to sign up and follow.

• ClickBank: ClickBank is a digital products affiliate marketplace. You can find all kinds of ebooks and other digital products there to promote on your site for a commission.

Building traffic for your fledgling website

You don’t have to do this… but it will help make your online business attractive to purchasers if you can show that your site is receiving regular hits. Even better if you can build a good level of hits of course, although that can take time.

Here are a few ways of doing it:

• Use Google AdWords to generate traffic by bidding on keywords in Google searches.

• Offline advertising. In magazines that are relevant to the products you are selling.

• Join in forums and chat rooms.

• Write reviews and post them to review sites.

• Exchange links with similar but non-competing websites, or use paid banner advertising.

• Write short articles for article directory sites that point to your site.

Selling your fledgling website… and turning a profit

Once your online business is all up and running, everything is working, and you’re generating some traffic you can put it up for sale and cash in your investment.

Source by Katherine M J Mason

A gap between the two front teeth is called a diastema and can be wide or fairly narrow. In either case, it is usually felt to be a defect in one's smile, giving the person a "gappy smile". A modern cosmetic dentist can treat this sort of gap in several ways that make traditional orthodontics unnecessary.

1. Invisalign is a more pleasant and convenient alternative to traditional metal braces. Instead of dealing with metal and wires in the mouth for several years, you use removable, clear aligners. This series of aligners are specifically pre-planned specifically for you. Computer imaging is used to project the stages of minor tooth movement and your cosmetic dentist decides how to divide up the total desired movement into a series of short steps. He will take an impression of your teeth to be sent to the Invisalign laboratory, and from that, about 20 pairs of trays are made.

· Each two weeks, you remove the current pair of trays and start wearing the next pair. At six-week intervals, you visit your cosmetic dentist for a progress check.

· These aligners are essentially invisible when worn, and can be removed at any time for eating, brushing, or even for a special social occasion.

· Overall, they need to be worn at least 22 hours a day for your treatment to be effective.

· Each pair of trays outputs minor pressure on selected teeth, in a planned direction. Slowly, all your teeth start to line up nicely and by the end of your treatment, you will have a straight, even spaced smile.

2. Porcelain veneers are a way of treating a gap when it is relatively narrow. Rather than actually moving the teeth to close the gap, veneers are shaped so as to simply cover it. Veneers are thin shells made of dental porcelain which are permanently bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to give them a new shape and new color. Porcelain veneers are done in two visits.

· In the first visit, the teeth are lightly buffed and prepared to receive the veneers. A mold is taken from your teeth and sent to the dental lab. Temporary veneers may be placed over your teeth while the lab makes the permanent ones.

· In the second visit, the permanent veneers are bonded to the prepared teeth. That gap is now permanently hidden and you have a new, bright smile.

3. Dental bonding is another way of filling a fairly small gap. This is done in just one visit. Dental bonding is a white malleable substance which can be shaped to fill small gaps, or small chips, or to slightly change the shape of a tooth to match its neighbors. Your cosmetic dentist skillfully works with the dental bonding, keeping in mind your smile, your facial structure, and the particular shade of white your teeth have. He will select a shade of bonding to match. Dental bonding does not quite have the pearly white sheen of porcelain or natural tooth enamel. But it is simpler, easier to do, and faster.

Consult With a Professional First

The first step in deciding what to do is to consult a well-qualified and experienced cosmetic dentist . He or she will be able to evaluate the condition of your teeth and recommend the best course of treatment. It's almost certain that if that gap is bothering you, there is something that can be done to make it go away – forever – and leave you with a smile you'll be proud to show off to everyone.

Source by Patricia Woloch

This past week I have attended a number of webinars and joined mailing lists as part of on going need to figure out what is it it that makes the term Internet Marketer so much respect. I recognize that 90% of the Internet Marketers may fall under the term Internet Scammer, not because they are bad people but because they are strictly following some other way of doing things because it worked for them. I'm a bit old school in that, nothing comes without hard work and persistence, and they preach the same thing but with a spin.

I guess I'm bothered by the fact that almost every Internet Marketer has narrowed down the delivery to a point where I no longer trust it. If I got a nickel for every landing page that looks the same I would not have to work for a living … hang on I do not! That's another story for another time and I am looking. I'll bet the landing page is the same for well over 95% of those who call themselves Internet Marketers, why? Because they say it works.

To be completely honest I'm more interested in the motives, why are they doing what they are doing, I know make money. But there has to be a deeper motivator, does not there? What's the real reason for being an Internet Marketer, what's the WHY I AM I DOING THIS? I want to know I can trust you, I want to know there is a greater good to making the kind of money you claim to make.

If you did a search on Google for Internet Marketing you would find the results around 89 million related links on the topic, if you searched for How to Make Money Online you would find over 30 Million related links. If you changed it to say Make Money Online the results jump to over 40 million, then the big one, Get Rich Online, it has over 253 Million results. I wonder, if you were to click on every one of those links how many of them would look the same and or claim the same things? That's a lot of opportunity, that's a lot of problem solving, they all want your money and they all say say they have?

Why do so many follow Internet Marketers? The need is money of course. The problem I have found is that many of these Internet Marketers are selling the easy road, you do not need this and that and you do not have to sell! Prosperity teaching is not a good theology to live by, as I mentioned earlier, nothing coming without hard work and persistence. Therefore, being sold on how little you have to do should be a red flag should not it? It's too good to be true and so on.

So what to do, who do you follow, how do you know who to trust without losing your shirt buying report after report on how to get rich online? I watched a video clip of three guy's sit and talk about how they made money doing this and that without really telling how they did it, of course they want you to buy something that's why. My struggle with these colleagues was not that they figured out how to make money but it was there attitude, they laughed at how easy it was to make all this money. It was like they finally ripped off the man, the problem is they did not, they ripped you and me off.They took our money for something we believed was valuable. Ok, good for you, now what? What are you going to do with all that money? Are you going to make a difference in the world, feed the poor, clothe those living on the street? The list is endless. I have only heard of a couple gentlemen who are using they're Internet Marketing business to do missionary work, to make a difference, now that tells me just maybe the motive is right, but is it? How do we find out?

I'm not a highly suspicious person but I do smell crap easily and I can tell when something is rotten in Denmark. I'm no scholar and I'm definitely not an English major (you can tell by my writing). If the goal is to make money and lots of it, and your not going to use the money to help those in need, why are you doing it? What's the point of all this money making?

I would suggest to you that knowing the why is where to start, check your motives, why do you feel the way you feel about what you are going to do. It's taken me a lifetime to figure what I'm really passionate about, why I write, why I share and why I care about those around me so much. Including you. I'm not crying sour grapes because I spent so much time and money trying to duplicate someones Internet Marketing business model and failed. No, I have two passions that drive me, one is sending a message about the advances of technology and how you will be affected by it and to help you realize that you can make a difference, you are special, you can be and do better Than you are. And that means asking the tough question of why, why become an Internet Marketer, why do you do what you do, what is the reason you spend your time and your money the way you do.

I know some Internet Marketers will take charge to this post and you may believe your motives are right, and that may be true, I would love to hear about the great things you're doing in your community with the money you make from your business . I would love to hear what makes you unique, what makes you different and what you are passionate about. I am Merely suggesting that the majority of Internet Marketers does not give a minutes thought to how they could make a difference in a world that is suffering. They believe that making money from you so you can do the same to someone else is a noble thing to do even it does not help you. I can only hope you will be different, I can only hope your motives are right and you really want to help those around you.

So I ask you, are you an Internet Marketer or an Internet Scammer? Do you give or do you only take?

How many people are better off because you lived, not for how much money you made or what you have materially, but because you got involved in someones life and made a difference. After all, in the end, you can not take it with you.

Source by Owen Greaves

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