order to make money on the Internet you must study and learn what
is going on out there... and why. There are literally millions
of people attempting to do business on the WWW... and there are
very few rules or restrictions. What is brand-spanking-new
today... may be old tomorrow!
Internet is truly the NEW frontier in many, many ways...
including how we buy, sell, and advertise merchandise and services.
It is extremely important that you stay abreast of what is going
are many ways to stay informed about new ideas, techniques and
opportunities. We will look at several methods of watching
for the Free
Twice weekly updates on the latest with free business opportunities...
What's happening that will impact you... Free software...
New opportunities... New techniques...
most time consuming way to build your knowledge is surfing...
and yet it is absolutely necessary that you set aside some of
your time to do exactly that. Here are a few ways to make
it as painless as possible.
a GOOD browser Whatever your preference in brand-name
may be... download and use the very latest version to make your
surfing as fast, complete and trouble-free as possible.
My personal choice (right now) is Microsoft's
Internet Explorer 5... it makes things easier and faster with
a multitude of shortcut options. However... if you like
Netscape or any other name... use the latest and best.
the Internet to you Use one of the big commercial portals
as your browser's "home page" (the site you see first
when you go online)... MSN, Netscape, LookSmart, Snap, Yahoo...
there are dozens of them to choose from. They all offer
the easiest way to jump around the net... including links to what's
Alexa Alexa is a unique add-on for your browser that
will tell you facts you need to know about the websites you visit
AND the companies that own them... plus give you related or similar
sites to visit. It is FREE.
good reason to use Alexa is to help avoid the flim-flam artists
There are tons of them. You can usually spot them by their
claims... TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE! If you can put up a few bucks
and little effort to make 100's/1,000's/100,000's of dollars
a day/week/month... what do they need YOU for ??????????
a 200 Meg website and a FREE domain!
for sites that are doing something similar to what you plan to
do. How are they set up... What do they offer... What techniques
do they use to sell... How do they take orders... How does the
customer pay... How do they position advertisements on the site...
and the beat goes on! Learn what others are doing... it
will guide you to success.
to newsletters about the Internet, ecommerce, computers, etc..
These electronic publications (ezines) will bring a wealth of
information right to your email-box. Here are a few I recommend...
of course I lead with my own...
ZDNet Anchor Desk
there are many more out there. Check your email host (Hotmail,
Netscape, Yahoo, etc.)... they will have several to offer.
Groups or Lists
discussion groups that focus on topics related to the Internet.
Many of them will send you regular updates in your email.
There many, many to choose from... here are a few.
are thousands of groups/lists out there... check out Delphi Forums...
lots of discussion groups to choose from... and if you can't find
the one that suits your needs... you can start your own for free.
a nutshell... if you expect to use the internet to make money...
you MUST learn how it works... you must be familiar with what
others are doing... you gotta get "WEB-WISE"!