Submit NEWS Via News Publisher – Get Efficient Responses

Have you made any setup to start a business on internet and implementing various internet promotions strategies to expand your sales or to extend the spawn of traffic to your web portal? This is a true place for you on the internet because here multiple business augmentation techniques like social bookmarking, article submission, and email marketing are being applied among such tactics PR submission comes at peak because it makes it possible to increase the immediate flow of traffic on your portal.

Keeping in view the above mentioned needs and to better facilitate users, developers has been made a dynamic software having name News Publisher to submit news to various PR submission directories. This software has a lot of features and qualifications like news submission and press releases on approximately 100 top rated PR, news and business portals that make a user capable enough to visit your URL immediately. News Publisher is an original multi- dimensional PR tool that not only enhances your business and sales growth, traffic ratio and contacts as well. Having these characteristics, News Publisher have incredible importance for all types of businessmen.

News Publisher have a significant feature which makes it popular that it submits news with having contents about business up to 100 websites by just clicking once and there you are. Whenever any hyperlink URL is clicked that is residing in your submitted press release then you are directed to the business website portal which enhances your sales and business profit. It is easy to use and understand, just do install it on your computer and give the required information and software will be started.

This software not only submits your news but generates reports as well after that and it produces countless accounts as well for you. Except these features there are many others like adding hyperlinks and identifying the captcha images that is necessary enough for security purposes and many more. it also provide you report of submission as well. Along with submission report it provides registration report in pdf and html format. Moreover, it also provides targeted keywords which mark the PR you submit and get your news high rank.

Monitoring Common Community Services for Your Social Media Marketing

Social media marketing strategies call for knowledge, skills, and attitude. While you may be good with these on online business application, there may be some things you would have probably overlooked. One such common mistake is to omit the process of monitoring how your business goes with the different online communities you have joined.

Even if you have the knowledge in implementing and targeting the specific client or niche, that is only half of your knowledge aspect. Monitoring and knowing what is happening is the other half which allows you to plan for your next move. Here are some common online communities with their monitoring benefits for your online business.

Most often than not, you may already be subscribed to Facebook, touted as the biggest and largest social network. If you haven’t, better subscribe now and be part of the approximately 500 million prospect clients waiting to be notified of your presence. Monitoring their activities related to your business page is delivered in a quick summary for your convenience and reply.

For those who have subscribed to Twitter, you may be familiar with the 140 character message feature where you may post your website link and updates to it. In the same manner, you may monitor your progress through searching for posts which would pertain to your own business and be able to offer an answer which may lead to a possible conversion. Fast and easy to broadcast, this is a very good social network to utilize for your promotion.

Another online social service worth mentioning for your monitoring process is LinkedIn. This business focused website offers a chance for visitors and clients to search for industry based categories and post questions and concerns, in which case you may identify right away.

Promotional methods which involve the use of uploaded multimedia would prompt you to use video streaming websites such as Youtube. This social media service offers visitors and subscribers to comment and give feedback on your advertising theme, thereby allowing you to modify and improve on your succeeding methods.

You may even maximize your monitoring procedure using search engine based monitoring services such as Google alert. This search and query giant allows you to be notified through your email when other websites link you up or use your products for their publishing. This offers good evaluation of how second to third party referrals work for your online business.

Monitoring for your social media marketing needs would not take even an hour out of your productive time promoting. All you need to do is simply log in to those online communities in which you have subscribed and marketed with, and quickly check status updates which need replying to. Awareness of activities beyond your immediate operational scope gives you better control and stability to keep up with the changing demands and requirements in online business.

Interview – Dr Daniel Spindler – Director – Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Services

Dr. Daniel Spindler, Director of Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Services, has been responsible for the Siemens Finance and Accounting Shared Service Center in Brussels since 1st May, 2009. He first joined Siemens in 1994. His areas of responsibility covered various Controlling functions for Industry in Regensburg as well as for Global Procurement and Logistics in Munich. Two stays abroad in China and Canada enabled intercultural experience. In 2004 he was granted a doctorate by the University of Regensburg for his research in the field of Fair Value Accounting under IFRS. From 2005 to 2007 he was responsible for the implementation of IFRS at the Siemens Energy Group Power Transmission and Distribution in Erlangen as well as for the Automotive Group SiemensVDO in Frankfurt. Additionally he was involved in the preparation of the IPO for SiemensVDO.

Prior to his appointment at Siemens Healthcare, he worked for over two years for Audi in Ingolstadt, where he took over responsibilities in external Group Reporting. Furthermore he was in charge of the group-wide implementation of an SAP BCS consolidation system.

SSON: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostic Services (SHDS) has gone through a lot of change, especially with the post-merger integration. Could you elaborate on the change programme?

Dr. Daniel Spindler: Siemens in general have very high standards and comprehensive guidelines on Compliance and Corporate reporting. There are very intensive requirements which have to be followed with regard to the monthly Corporate reporting to our HQ in Munich. Siemens also have detailed post-merger guidelines that allow new entities to get familiar with the Siemens landscape; there is a list of about 16 pages outlining what every entity has to implement and to fulfil. When all instructions are implemented and followed then an entity is fit to become part of the Siemens world.

After a merger, the people also need to be brought on track. To achieve this we conducted many meetings, like welcome days for newcomers or Town Hall meetings for the entire team. In addition, it was important for the understanding of the Siemens culture and its values to move to the Siemens Regional Company facility in Brussels. Before the move, we were apart from Siemens and still felt and behaved like different companies. Now we can easily get in touch with all our colleagues, e.g. the corporate departments of Siemens Belgium like Legal, Tax or Real Estate.

SSON: Daniel, what are the key drivers in the change programme, and how did Capgemini Consulting support this?

DS: The key driver of the change programme was the change of mindset. It was a change towards the Siemens world and its IT systems, where we benefitted greatly from the support by Capgemini Consulting. One big project was for instance the implementation of the Siemens Chart of Accounts (CoA). Before we had the Dade Behring CoA, but mid October 2009 was the go-live for the Siemens CoA. We now also have in our local SAP system the Siemens CoA and we don’t have to convert anymore from the former Dade Behring accounts to the Siemens accounts. This was one very important step in fulfilling the central requirements, as Siemens asks all entities worldwide to use the same Corporate CoA.

Furthermore we are running through the 3D programme, which means that all the company acquisitions that Siemens made over the last three years, in order to build up the Diagnostics business, are migrated into single entities. In each impacted country the three former entities – DPC, Bayer Diagnostics and Dade Behring – have to be merged. In this context not only are there several legal mergers that need to be performed, but also on the Finance side the entities need to be merged. We have also received a lot support from Capgemini Consulting on this project.

SSON: What processes were standardized through Capgemini Consulting when Siemens acquired Bayer’s diagnostic division, Dade Behring and DPC?

DS: A high degree of standardisation was carried out on the Finance and Accounting side, like implementing the Siemens CoA and through the 3D programme, where Capgemini Consulting worked with us to make this a success.

SSON: How long did it take to integrate and to standardize the two existing shared service centers, in legacy country activities?

DS: The shift of the activities from the Global Shared Service (GSS) Centre of Siemens is still ongoing. The former Bayer Diagnostics part, which is currently serviced by GSS, will be carved out by mid 2010.

SSON: Can you explain the set up that was there, and how long did it take to integrate and standardize that?

DS: As mentioned above, Siemens acquired the three entities DPC, Bayer Diagnostics and Dade Behring up to the end of 2007. After the acquisition, the Bayer Diagnostics part was serviced by GSS while the former Dade Behring entities belong to the Shared Service Centre in Brussels. Now almost two years later, we are still in the process of migration and integration. However, in the beginning in general the most important thing to do was to integrate, but this also offers the opportunity to standardise and we are taking the chance to do so now.

SSON: How long did it take to integrate the shared service centre and legacy contract activities proceedings?

DS: To date we have worked on this for roughly two years and it will be completed in 2010. When the 3D programme is finished all entities will run on one SAP platform. Furthermore, all Siemens compliance requirements and SOA requirements are already in place.

SSON: I believe this is likely to be fully completed by the middle of 2010 – is that correct?

DS: Yes, the 3D program is still ongoing, but there are just a few more countries which still need to be migrated. We plan to finalise the migrations in June 2010. We migrate country by country and this takes time, because every migration must be prepared and conducted precisely. In total it will take around two and a half years.

SSON: What were the main challenges in doing so, and how did Capgemini Consulting help?

DS: The main challenges were IT and Finance adaptations, and secondly the associated ramp up of Headcount. As already mentioned, it is crucial to fulfil all requirements which Siemens demands, but the acquired entities did not fulfil all these requirements in the past (e.g. very extensive and strict Compliance rules). Siemens has a lot of specific requirements related to Compliance as well as SOX404 and, as is commonly known, Siemens was going through a very rough time of bribery and corruption. In this context Siemens has now installed very high barriers in order to prevent bribery and corruption in future. This means that a lot of processes are very strict and require a lot of paperwork and a lot of signature authorisations. To implement all these takes time and Capgemini Consulting was supporting us in doing so, e.g. within the 3D programme.

SSON: Would you say that the challenges were predominantly technical or people-related (when I say “people-related”, I mean change management)?

DS: I would say that the challenges were first of all very technically related, but the changes had to be driven by the people, so the challenges were also very much people related. People need to understand all new technological requirements, which especially in the SAP systems can be very complicated and complex. In the first years we are using the so called eConverter tool as a manual interface between our local SAP system and the Siemens SAP Business Consolidation System (BCS namely Esprit in Siemens). As a result of these technical changes, the people had of course to be trained and prepared, i.e. it was essential to provide the necessary knowledge and background. It was a huge task to train a lot of new people coming from many different countries. As a result the huge technical changes also had a high impact on the people involved. One is linked to the other.

SSON: And did you incur any major challenges when negotiating service level agreements?

DS: We recently went through the process of updating our SLAs, because they were outdated after almost ten years in place. These SLAs do not fulfil anymore the legal, tax or transfer pricing requirements of Siemens. Therefore we are currently aligning our SLAs with Siemens and started an initiative to update our SLAs with the help of Capgemini Consulting. We have worked out a new charging model for our fees, which was agreed with our customers. In the past we had a purely Sales based charging model, while we now switch to a volume or transactional based model. This model is a big change and we are expecting big efficiency gains out of it.

SSON: Daniel, how do you handle negative reaction when negotiating the SLAs?

DS: First of all we made all changes and especially the charging model very transparent; we have also conducted market comparisons where we analysed market prices of competitors. We additionally aligned our transactional charging prices with GSS of Siemens. Therefore, we are now aligned with in house prices as well as with market prices. Our overall charging fee is based on our actual costs and contains a reasonable mark-up.

Overall the amount of our fees does not have any effect on Siemens Group level, because it is purely an internal charging. With the new SLAs we just change the allocation between our customers while the overall charging amount still remains unchanged. When moving away from a sales based to a transactional based model, certainly some entities will in future have lower charges while charges to others increase. But in total for our Division nothing changes, it is just the allocation between the customers that changes. This leads to individual discussions with our customers, especially when they will be getting higher charges in future. As the prices are based on GSS and external market evaluations they are competitive prices and reflect the services rendered.

SSON: How does the retained organization look now? I mean, what suggestions make for a smooth transition?

DS: Siemens has three different sectors: Energy, Industry and Healthcare. Additionally there are cross sector services where for instance GSS belongs to. Siemens has many shared service centres within GSS which is operating on a global basis. GSS is rendering services to all sectors, that’s why they are called cross sector services.

SSON: For members of organizations reading this who are thinking of merging with other organizations, what advice would you give for a smooth transition?

DS: Communication in my opinion is the key to success, because with a lack of communication people will not really be aware of what needs to be done and in which manner. The difficulty with our merger was that there was no former Diagnostics business and in this context there existed nothing to be integrated into – it was a newly built up Division coming from three acquired entities on different continents and cultures as well as having three different IT systems. This new Diagnostics Division has around 3.5 bn Euro revenue and more than ten thousand people who now need to work together.

As this Division is completely new, it is also very exciting. Diagnostics is very different to all other divisions Siemens has. First of all, the Finance headquarter is in the US, while all other Division headquarters are located in Germany. That means Diagnostics has a very different culture and philosophy. And as is always the case, it is important that all people work close together, especially in this post merger situation. It is very important to give all people the required knowledge and it is not sufficient just to send out some emails or instructions. It is really very crucial that people with Siemens experience go to the local sites and help to implement all standards.

I have realised that even after one and a half years, some people still do not fully understand how the end to end processes work. If nobody explains the entire process to you, how will you then know what part of the process chain might be wrong or even missing? We have experienced instances where parts of the standard processes were not yet implemented, which unnecessarily led to huge amounts of manual efforts. Therefore, somebody should be available until all tools and processes are completely implemented and the people are trained. Again, communication is the most important thing, especially if you imagine that a small entity is coming to a very huge and complex entity like Siemens. For sure it is not easy to find out the right people to contact. There are so many different Corporate departments and most of them are based in Germany. For the people it is often difficult to find the right contact person in case of questions.

SSON: Why did Siemens decide to go into diagnostics, and take over three different areas of very established companies?

DS: This is a very good question; Siemens had the strategy to enter this promising business derived from the megatrend ‘aging population’ and its growing need for Healthcare. Siemens historically was very strong in the classical Imaging business, i.e. in-vivo Diagnostics, as well as in the field of Workflow & IT solutions. In-vivo means taking photos of the human body, like using Ultrasound or Computer Tomographs. However to become an integrated Healthcare supplier, it was essential also to operate in the field of the in-vitro Diagnostics, i.e. where substances coming out of the body, like fluids and blood, are analysed. Now with Imaging, Diagnostics and Workflow & IT Solutions, Siemens can offer the full range of diagnosis. So in vitro and in vivo diagnosis come together and this has the advantage that e.g. the Sales people from in-vitro can also offer in-vivo and vice versa. With this approach the Sales departments from each Division get access to many customers and the customers on the other hand get the full product range out of one relationship.

SSON: What functions are consolidated into the SAP platform?

DS: General Ledger Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash and Bank, Intercompany Clearing and Fixed Assets are definitely the main functions. The SAP systems furthermore provide the full range from Finance & Accounting, Procurement, Logistics until Sales. Within Accounting & Finance the major parts are running on SAP, while one exception is some source data for the internal Management reporting, which still comes from various other systems outside SAP. However, it is our target that all reporting requirements should be handled in SAP. For instance we do our monthly closing on a local SAP system, which is then loaded into Esprit. In Esprit the Group figures are then ultimately consolidated.

SSON: How easy was it to implement that?

DS: It is probably more reasonable to ask how difficult it was. It was indeed pretty difficult, because all three former companies for instance had different CoAs. Furthermore Siemens already had its own SAP systems mainly adapted to the needs of an electronic company not covering the special needs of a Diagnostics business. Although parts of the SAP landscape are similar to what Dade Behring had, there is still a big gap between the systems. For example, our local SAP system does not yet have development codes or functional areas. Apart from these examples, there are even more outstanding topics that are necessary: in the final stage – it is our target to have an automated interface between our local SAP system and SAP BCS. Without this interface we have to convert the data and make many adjustments within a manual interface called E-converter. This can only be a preliminary solution and needs to be replaced. With the second phase of the CoA implementation we also want to implement this automated interface.

SSON: What are your priorities for shared services in the next five years? I understand that Capgemini Consulting has been your partner in your change programme – do you see them supporting you in achieving your future plans?

DS: Yes, we are very happy with our cooperation with Capgemini Consulting. Looking back I can say that there is always a lot of need for consulting services, especially if we talk about very dynamic companies; e.g. Siemens is a company with a lot of M&A activities and therefore a lot of changes. I can easily imagine that the current Diagnostics SAP platform will sometime be integrated into the existing Siemens systems already running for the Healthcare sector. Currently there are different SAP systems and different business models within the Healthcare sector, which all need to grow together.

SSON: And how long do you think that will take for you to go into that?

DS: This depends mainly on how long the current SAP systems, which are tailored for Diagnostics are in place, presumably the next two to three years.

SSON: So once the SAP evolves, so you are working off the same platform – then you can be brought in and integrated?

DS: Exactly, to integrate the Diagnostics Division into the classical Healthcare business one common platform is the key success factor.

SSON: A long journey ahead of you, but it sounds like you have done so much in the last two years anyway.

DS: We did a lot, but this is just the basis for the new tasks yet to be done. Now we have to take the next steps, and one of the next big steps is to adapt to the existing Siemens SAP systems. From a cost perspective, it makes sense in the end to operate on one Siemens SAP platform.

Taking Restaurant Management Courses Through Top Culinary Schools

Even though restaurant managers tend to work long hours, they also tend to make good money. In fact, in 2009, the average manager made more than $47,000 a year. To enter into this line of work, a person will need experience in the culinary industry, and depending on the employer, he or she may need to complete restaurant management courses.

To make sure that a person obtains the best formal education possible, it is important to take courses through top culinary schools. In the U.S., there are many top restaurant management schools, making it simple for a person to find a program that will meet his or her needs and preferences.

Types of Programs

When attending top schools, a student will have the option to obtain either an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree. Either type of degree will lead to a wide variety of job opportunities; however, a bachelor’s degree will, of course, open more doors. During the completion of a degree, students will take courses in English, psychology, restaurant management, food safety and much more. Some management training programs will require students to take courses in science and history too.

Associate’s Degree in Restaurant Management

To obtain an associate’s degree, a person will need to complete at least two years of studies. Some top culinary schools will offer accelerated programs, enabling students to graduate with a degree in as little as 15 months. During an associate’s program, students will complete general education courses as well as learn the basics of management, bookkeeping procedures, catering services, food sanitation and much more.

Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant Management

When taking the courses to earn a bachelor’s degree, a student will have to take part in at least four years of study. As before, accelerated programs for bachelor’s degrees can be taken part in, allowing students to complete their restaurant management training programs in as little as 30 months. A bachelor’s program will provide students with much more in-depth knowledge than an associate’s program. Courses taken in a bachelor’s program usually include those that focus on the following topics:

- Advanced accounting
- Hospitality law
- Marketing
- Tourism management
- Multiple restaurant management

People who are looking to manage a chain of restaurants will benefit the most from obtaining at least a bachelor’s degree.

On-the-Job Training

Much of the training that managers need cannot be learned in a classroom setting. It has to be learned through on-the-job training. This is one of the main reasons top culinary schools require students who are obtaining a degree take part in a wide variety of internships. While in school, if a student knows the type of restaurant he or she prefers to manage, it is best to take part in internships that will provide the student with the appropriate type of experience. In doing this, a student will be well-prepared upon completion of the internships to obtain the job of his or her dreams.

Certificate Programs

If a person does not have a desire to earn a degree, there are some schools that offer certificate training programs in restaurant management. Such programs can usually be completed in 12 months or less, with most of the coursework directly focusing on restaurant industry topics. Earning a certificate can help broaden a person’s employment opportunities; however, to work in a higher-end dining establishment, a person will most likely need to earn a degree from top restaurant management schools.

Real Estate Brokers And Fiduciary Duty

Real estate brokers and sales people are not all created equal. The glaring difference between the two is the difference in licensing. A broker is licensed to negotiate the sale of real property and represents the principal (seller or buyer). A sales person works solely for the broker, representing the respective principal under the guidance and license of the broker. But even aside form the technical licensing issues, it’s important to realize who’s representing you.

In our article titled, Real Estate Agents Must Have These Qualities, we pointed out many of the characteristics of a good real estate agent. In this article, we’re showcasing the real estate broker’s legal fiduciary duties. Many real estate investors talk about “finding a good real estate agent,” or one who is familiar with investment properties. That’s certainly recommended within real estate investing circles, as it should be.

However, there’s one thing that many real estate investors or even regular home buyers do not take into account and that is the fiduciary responsibilities of the real estate broker. Most real estate brokers generally represent sellers because that’s where the majority of the money lies. Sellers own the real property and want to sell, most buyers have many hurdles to overcome and don’t own anything.

So when we look at “finding a real estate agent” to locate properties, do “comps”, etc., where do we stand, as the investor/buyer? Unless you have a Buyers Agency with the real estate broker, no matter what they tell you or what type of information they obtain, the most important question remains, “where do their fiduciary responsibilities lie?”

Let’s take that one step further and use “comps” as an example. As a broker or sales person who represents sellers, even other agents listings, their loyalty always remains with the sellers. If you’re working with a sales person and they’re pulling comps for you, they will present information and it is up to you, the investor, to make the final judgments about what to buy and not to buy. No one is forcing you to buy a property. So, the real estate sales person you’re working with shows you comps, but unless their a buyers agent, at the end of the day, they work for the seller.

So you ask them a question like, “Can you find out how much the sellers owe on the property?” This sort of question will depend on the agents fiduciary responsibilities, or it should. As a real estate sales agent, they cannot lie to either party or misrepresent or hide information from either party in the transaction if it would be detrimental. However, a real estate agents loyalties will certainly play a part when it comes to a question like this. If they have an agency with the seller, if the seller does not wish to have this information known to buyers, then the real estate agent will not obtain this information.

Many real estate investors will work with buyers agents, meaning that a real estate broker will work directly with or will have one of his/her sales agents work with a buyer. In this case, a buyers agency means that the broker or sales agent working under the broker has a principal relationship with the buyer, rather than the seller. This situation does represent some stickiness for the broker because how can a broker represent both sellers and buyers? Many brokers avoid this exact situation for this reason. However, there are many brokers that work to represent buyers.

Communicating with the real estate agent is essential. Know where you stand and match that to the relationship you want with a real estate broker/sales agent and remember that not all real estate agents are created equal.

Software Telemarketing: Effective and Cost Minimizing

The effectiveness of the marketing strategies that a software firm makes use of is always something that is very important. When it comes to marketing software products and services, one would want to achieve success as the mere mention of software alone does not immediately attract more clients to the table. This makes marketing for most software firms difficult as some approaches do not work well in terms of helping them make sales. But if that’s the case, why not give something like software telemarketing a try? Software telemarketing is a strategy that other software firms make use of and to their expectations has succeeded in helping them out.

Software telemarketing is widely used for the services that it offers to software firms. Telemarketing firms that offer these services can become contact centers for client calls in terms of troubleshooting software problems or they can do lead generation services for software leads. On their list is also software appointment setting services, something which we will go into later. Now, how these services help software firms will be explained below.

Becoming a Contact Center – you may not have enough staff on hand to handle client calls when it comes to addressing their problems with your software. In this case, you may need to hire more staff. But why do that when you can employ the services of a good software telemarketing call center. Telemarketing agents are trained more that in just making sales over the phone, no, they are also trained to respond and deal with clients who need some troubleshooting done in regards to software queries. The great thing about this is you do not need to spend so much on resources.

Software Lead Generation – software leads are important for any software firm if they want to increase their clientele. There may be lots of lead generation companies out there that offer their services but relying on a software telemarketing firm to do so may just be all that you need. Telemarketers employ the use of cold calling in order to market certain products and services, and now, also make use of it to generate leads for their clients. They can even help software firms that sell ERP and CRM software by providing them with ERP leads and CRM leads. Software leads greatly increase the rate at which you can gain clients and locate prospect companies that you can do business with.

Software Appointment Setting – software appointment setting is one service which makes software telemarketing so effective at what it does for software firms. But before an appointment setting campaign for software sales can be done, you must have a good amount of software leads at your disposal. Another piece of good news is that it only takes at least a single telemarketing firm to do this service for you. So you need only hire one provider to become a contact center for software queries, lead generation for software leads, and even software appointment setting. By doing this, you save on a lot of valuable resources and minimize your spending. So, let’s go more into what software appointment setting is. After your telemarketers generate a good amount of leads, they then proceed to make use of these and make their calls. They call prospect companies and try their best to get in touch with specific decision makers within the company and try to schedule you an appointment with the client. If a meeting is agreed to, then the job of is left to you to get a sale out of it.

Software telemarketing is an effective solution that a software firm can make use of. And it is also great since you would only need one provider to do most services for you, saving you a lot of things.

What Can Internet Marketing Do to Your Business?

The availability of the internet has made it possible for online businesses to surface. Before the internet became widely used, people will have to go through different challenges just to get some simple things done. For instance, without the internet, paying bills can be so arduous. You may have to travel, endure traffic jam, wait in line and if you get really doomed, you may have to deal with irate personnel just to pay some bills. Paying bills is actually just one of the transactions that can be quite stressful and consumes a lot of time and energy.

As we try to make the most of using the internet, paying bills and all the other grueling chores have become much easier and even much more fun. Nowadays, you can find services online that allow you to pay bills, make reservations, shop, order or inquire with a click of a button. Furthermore, the internet is also very a cost effective means of communication. There are several online services that allow people to communicate with each other very cheaply and very clearly. These could be in the form of making plain audio or video calls, chat or email messaging. This convenience and inexpensiveness is provided by no other technological advancement than the internet.

Undeniably, the consumers reap the best benefits of using the internet. Nevertheless, we cannot deny the fact that the business world is also getting their share of benefits from it. If you try searching the web for jobs, you may be amazed at the huge number of online jobs available today. Apart from that, we may have heard of some online businesses making it really big.

The success that many people enjoy through online jobs and online businesses has provided an inspiration to many people to work online or to create their own online business as well. Now that many people have become enticed and probably reliant to the internet, it is a very good chance to join the race. The only predicament here is as to how you are going to pull this out given the fact that you have thousands of competitors. To answer this problem, below are some ideas that can help you succeed online.

First, learn about internet marketing. Internet marketing is the newest way to sell your product or the service that you are offering. The idea follows the same idea followed in traditional marketing but internet marketing is a timelier, less costly and more effective way to market your business today. To learn about the different internet marketing strategies, be sure to read. Read materials such as the eformula review or tips to an effective internet marketing campaign. Read all the materials that you can possibly find online about internet marketing. Learn from these materials, and get the right knowledge that you need in creating the best internet marketing campaign.

The second advice is to focus yourself on how you will be noticed by the millions of people in the online world. The idea comes in 3 simple steps and these are to research, to strategize and to monitor.

Researching should help you find and gather the information that you need. These should include some information about your target market, you competitors and the things going on around your business. You should be able to identify points like what are the most popular places that your target market hangs around, what are the schemes that your competitors are doing, and what is the latest trend in the online world today. You can make use of discussions, reviews like the eformula review and other researches made by other people to gather your data.

Once you already have your data, you can now start planning. In planning, you will have to choose among the different internet marketing strategies. It may include email marketing, SEO techniques, advertising, press releases, blogging, video marketing and many more. Try to choose the most appropriate internet marketing strategy that will not only give you a better rank in search engine results, but will also make you very popular in the online world.

After you have planned and executed your plans, never forget to monitor. The factors that you should monitor are the results of your internet marketing scheme. You should be able to evaluate or distinguish the changes it has made for you. By monitoring, you may be able to find out the good and bad points of your internet marketing scheme. By knowing these points, you will be able to do the right changes if needed, or to keep on using the internet marketing strategy that you are using.

The Impact of Technology on Our Society

Without a doubt, technology is all around us. Technology is a major part of our everyday lives and it is hard to imagine living in a society that does not have advanced technology. The affect that the current technological advances continue to have on our lives grows more positive with every new “thing” that comes out.

Here is a look at some of the impacts that technology has had on our lives.

Smartphones everywhere

Ten years ago, smartphones were mostly for the elite and a majority of people under age 16 were still dependent on the old house phone. Today, there are more people with a cellular phone than there are without one. Being able to communicate is not considered to be as important as eating and sleeping. The cellphone is the last thing that they see when they go to sleep and it is the very first thing they look to grab in the morning. Smartphones make it possible for anyone to connect to everyone out there in cyber world. Apps like Twitter and Facebook now come standard in a majority of smartphones. Now, when you have something to say, all you have to do is log on.

Quick access to information

With technology growing the way that it is, that makes it much easier for people to know what is going on all over the world. In the past, if you heard something big was going on, you had to rush to a television to find out what happened. Today, information is literally a click away. Believe it or not, most people learn of news breaks through websites that are constantly updated, such as twitter. If you watch the regular evening news, you may catch them encouraging the viewers to submit photos or video of news that they see happening. The built-in camera and camcorder that smartphones have make this possible.

Children of Tomorrow

Children born in this day and age have a leg up on prior generations because they are growing up in the age of growing technology. It can be a steep learning curve for older people to understand some of the new technology that is out. Younger children will not have that problem because they are playing with phones, computers and tablets before they can even talk. This means that when it comes to learning new technology, it will be second nature to them. They will be the ones who will be upgrading the technology that is currently available. Without a doubt, they will bring unforeseen changes to the world that will not have been possible without using the technology that they have been born into as a foundation to the future.

The impact of technology on society is positive in almost every way. The only downside is that some people may use technology as a substitute for real human interaction. That is a fact that we should all be aware of, but it is easy to overcome. All it takes is choosing to make a call instead of sending a text.

Tips on Internet Marketing – How to Successfully Promote Your Business Online

Promoting your business online can be a challenge. With the heaps of websites already existing online, the challenge of being seen by potential customers and clients can be tough. However, you can so something about it. You can actually learn a few tips on internet marketing to help you successfully promote your business online.

If you are new to internet marketing, or if you have been online but not reaping good results lately, here are a few tips on internet marketing and how you can make use of them in your goals.

- Learn the basics of a good website. From making sure you have a professional looking template to making your website appealing to customers, you have to learn the basics of it. You don’t have to bother making your own website especially if that is not your cup of tea. You can always hire services for that, but make sure you know what you want for your website that your potential customers are looking for as well.

- Link your website to the many websites who are relevant to your business. Links allow your site to become more visible online, reaching out to the most number of people who are looking for such business online. You can take advantage of the forums, advertise in other people’s websites, engage in pay per click advertising and just be there online to maintain your business presence as well.

- Do not create the mistake of discouraging your online readers and potential customers by having images and graphics that are slow to load. Remember that people online usually have no patience to wait for one site that loads very slowly. That is one reason that people online will leave your website than spend another minute or so waiting for all the images to upload.

- Find long-tailed keywords for your business website. Keywords play a major role in online advertising. In fact, this is one of the important factors that can make your business boom. Just make sure that if you want to do online advertising, you chose the keywords that best describes your business.

- Get yourself a domain name. You may find this a trifling matter but it does count if you have your own business domain online. This will also make your website professional looking and reliable.

- Learn SEO tips. Of course the best tips on internet marketing is about search engine optimization or SEO. Optimizing your site means making it more visible and standing out in the crowds. Of course, the more you get attention online, the more you get visitors as well.

- Don’t forget to be always being there for your customer. Provide them with the ‘Contact Us” option before the sale, during or after. This way your customers will have the impression that you take care of them and that you are ready to cater to your needs.

Last but important is to protect your business from unscrupulous individuals. Indeed, there are unprincipled people online as well, and you have to avoid them from ruining your business prevent them from stealing your money online.

What It Takes To Start Making Money Online Today

Are you one of the thousands of people who want to start making money online today? There are many folks who have gotten into the Internet Marketing scene trying to figure out which method or online strategy is going to make them big money. The simple truth is that only 98% of people who go online are able to make big cash from home. Some people even fail miserably all because they didn’t know what to do. Do you have what it takes to start making money online? I bet you do.

What does it take to start making money online today?

It takes a whole lot of dedication in order to make this dream of making money from home a reality. The simple truth is that you only need two things to make yourself a success:

1) The Right Mindset
2) Stop Jumping From One Shiny Object To Another

The Right Mindset

What you need to know about making money online is the fact that you need to know what your mind really perceives of this online business. If you believe that this isn’t going to work, then chances are it won’t work out for you in the end. You need to have the right mindset that no matter what happens, whether you make big money today or tomorrow, you will have to move on and continue doing what you are doing.

Stop Jumping From One Shiny Object To Another

The most common thing to do among Internet marketers is to jump from one strategy to another. For example, some people will do affiliate marketing for one month, but after making no sales from their affiliate products, they decide to get into website flipping. Once they decide that website flipping isn’t all that easy and requires a lot of investments like domains and hosting, they decide to start buying more Clickbank products showing them new ways to make money. The cycle is way too common and it continues until the person gets stuck in debt. Those who are at the top of the IM world know that many people just keep on jumping from one strategy to another.

Do you have what it takes to start making money online today?

From this moment forward, you need to have the right mindset and the right strength to continue at what you are doing. Do not go from affiliate marketer to website flipper to product creator. Focus on one thing right now. Continue doing it until you make money from that method. Decide right now what method you want to get into. If you can think of something that you believe is worth it, then consider that method right now. Do not jump onto something different. It is the only way to making big cash online.

There are quite a lot of people right now who are able to make thousands of dollars every single day. The truth is that you can make some big cash online if you really want to spend the time doing so. If you aren’t the type of person who is willing to work hard, then consider going to an ordinary job, because making money online requires patience and the strength to work every single day.