Sat 3rd Dec '00 In this issue: 1. INTRODUCTION ==>Less ads, Your pre and post holiday sales. 2. PLACES TO VISIT ==>Web sites for you to visit. 3. TOOLS AT NOWSELL.COM ==>Useful tools to make your life easier. 4. FEATURE ARTICLE ==>"Tis the Season" by Bob Osgoodby. 5. BONUS ARTICLE ==>"Success!" by Pamela Heywood. Scroll to the end for subscription details. o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o "Now YOU can learn the SECRETS OF MARKETING MASTER MIKE ENLOW!" Endorsed by all the most respected consultants, Jay Abraham, Ted Nicholas, Gary Halbert, Dan Kennedy, Brad Richdale, Mark Nolan, Jerry Buchanon, and others. Ultra POWERFUL marketing concepts to Explode Your Business! "Nothing else comes close!" Join Mike's Inner Circle now, and make money before the holidays! Click Here o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o-x-o X=X=X=X=X=X=X=X=X=X=X X INTRODUCTION X X=X=X=X=X=X=X=X=X=X=X Hello, In this week's feature article, "Tis the Season," Bob Osgoodby talks about the importance of not slacking off on your marketing efforts over the next few weeks. I fully agree with Bob, who has picked up on a number of points I've been thinking about myself. Recently, I've been focusing on a project I'd originally planned to have online by now. My sudden, unexpected change of host and accompanying site redesign, plus a number of other delays, forced me to re-think my priorities. Instead of devoting all my energies to completing the project before year-end, and missing out on everything else, I decided to slip it into second place for a week or two. I've been turning my attentions to what I can do *quickly*, to capitalize on both the last few weeks of the seasonal rush AND immediately after the holiday period. As I see it, post-holidays, there are two certain scenarios which give rise to potentially lucrative opportunities: 1. There will be lots of new PC owners coming online. 2. Many people will have received cash gifts. I promote the products of a number of affiliate programs, and in various ways. I earn more with some than I do with others. However, over the last week as I was preparing my planned promotions, one program stood out as being particularly ideal for both pre and post holiday sales: The Newbie Club. Now, you may know of other programs that you feel are equally ideal, and if so, I urge you to pull out the stops and get promoting them. But if aren't an affiliate of such a program - or even if you are - I suggest you read on. I've no intention of hard selling this. Treat it as a tip. The Newbie Club specializes in providing easy-to-understand guides for those new to Windows and the Internet. Its flagship product, Windows For Newbies is *perfect* for all those new PC owners (sales after the holidays), AND as a gift item for someone getting a new PC (sales before the holidays). In my opinion, the affiliate program is one of - if not *the* - best online (and I've seen a lot, believe me!). Quality products, generous commissions, great tracking, and superb marketing materials prepared by Joe Robson, co-founder of The Newbie Club with PC whizz Tom Glander. A marketing veteran with over 30 years in the business, Joe is also the author of the "Make Your Words Sell!" copywriting course, published by Ken Evoy. See it here: Click Here And HE is writing YOUR marketing copy! Of course, you can write your own stuff too. My point here however, is that Joe has provided (and continues to add to) such a wide range of quality sales copy and lead-in articles, that you can be selling with confidence within 10 minutes. Whether you're an ISP, or a small homepage site, Windows For Newbies is a product that will probably appeal to a percentage of your visitors and/or ezine subscribers. Click here to visit. Take a look around while you're there. The site's full of free tutorials - you might even learn something yourself! :-) BB When I prepare Biz Bits, I seldom read it as a subscriber would. I always read through each issue, but I'm basically just checking for mistakes, etc. A week or so ago however, I happened to be going through some recent issues, looking for something. As I did so, it suddenly occurred to me that Biz Bits seems to have a lot of ads these days! The problem stems from my cutting some content recently, and overlooking to make a corresponding reduction in advertising space. I don't like ad-heavy ezines, and I'm sure you don't either. Although this is the time of year that ads pay best, it was clear something had to be done. After sleeping on it, I decided on a course of action: As of today, the MARKETPLACE classified ads section is no more. I think you'll approve of the change. I hadn't received any complaints about the number of ads, but when I put my subscriber 'hat' on, I certainly prefer it this way. :-) This issue is also a bit different in that I've included a bonus article (just for today), in addition to the usual feature article. Why? Hmmm ... 'cos I've got the space, I like it, and I think you will too! In providing an insight into her life and thoughts on success, author Pamela Heywood reinforces two universal truths: You will not strike it rich overnight on the Internet, and to succeed requires determined perseverance. BB Tell me what YOU think! Send your feedback, comments, what you like, what you hate, etc., to me at: mailto:azam-nowsell.com TTFN Azam PS - Isn't it time you benefited from corporate status? 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http://edge.lowe.org/ The Entrepreneurial Edge site is full of advice and information for entrepreneurs of all kinds. Main sections include, Business Builders, Strategy, Money, and Customers.
http://www.morebusiness.com/ Help and advice on building and running a home or small business. Articles cover basic topics through to finance and management. Also offers many templates and tools.
http://www.freetranslation.com/ Bills itself as "an easy-to-use site for rapid translations where you can get the 'gist' of foreign language text and web pages." Translate via URL or by pasting text.
http://firstgov.gov/ The official site for searching the U.S. Government. Appears to cover all government web sites. More of a Yahoo than a Google.
http://www.powerhomebiz.com/ Lots of articles and helpful information for anyone building a home business and learning about ecommerce.
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