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Home Business Website Promotion Techniques – Attracting Targeted Traffic to Your Home Business Site!

Apart from the regular home business marketing & web site promotion strategies that you adopt to get traffic to your home business website, here are some very smart innovative business marketing tips & web site promotion techniques that can increase the traffic to your website significantly without much effort on your part.  

1. Organizing a free contest  can draw a lot of traffic to your home business website. First you should publicise the contest by:

  • Submitting your contest to hundreds of web sites that carry listings of free contests .
  • Blog about this contest.
  • Twitter this contest to your followers.
  • Send messages about these to your friends / groups  in social sites like Facebook, MySpace, zenzuu, viral networks etc.
  • Broadcast press releases about your contest.

2. Ask participants to subscribe to your list to get the updates on the progress of the contest & winners. This will get them to receive your offers/ products/ services from your home business by email.   

3. Next the prizes /gifts announced should be related to your target audience ‘s requirements. This will boost up the interest to participate in the contest.  Always offer more than one prize, something like a grand prize  followed by runner-up prizes.   

4. Add your bonus products or services as runner up prizes.   

5. Promote your website by ensuring your prizes have genuine value otherwise the whole marketing effort can back fire. You will get negative publicity than good exposure for your business. All these activities apart from increasing your website traffic will elevate your image and reputation as an expert / experienced internet marketer.    

6. Give clear information about all the prizes, so people will be interested in entering the contest. Do not write to mislead  people with any vague information . This can have a bad impact on your home based business in the long run.  

7. Make the process to enter the contest on your home business website simple. The easiest way could be to ask the participants to enter an entry form directly on your Web site or by e-mail.  

8. Try to capture as much as relevant info. as you can when they enter your contest like: First / Last Name, Street Address, City, State, Zip, Day/Evening Phone Number, E-mail Address, Web Site / Blog Address etc.

9. Give your contest page a professional look and feel. Create an “Official Rules” Web page for this contest on your home business website.

10. Do mention the time period of how long your contest will be run. Tell visitors how you will be sending out the prizes. 

11. Display pictures of the proposed prizes on your home based business website. 

12. Get some well known names in your home business industry to judge the contest .

The whole process of organizing the contest could take about a week -10 days to plan and set up but could give you potentially a lot more eyeballs, credibility , better visibility on the search engines, more members to your home based business list and hence more sales.

Home Based Business Opportunities – Be Realistic and Dedicated

Home based business opportunities are getting popular during this recession. People are worried about their job security and are looking for options. You can work part time or even full time on line and earn some extra money.If you have thought of starting a home based business, there are some irresistible opportunities if you have the right attitude and knowledge. However, you’ll need to understand that earning money sitting at home is definitely not going to be as easy as you might have imagined. For heaven’s sake, do not get carried away with the become millionaire overnight plans.Making profit in a business will require lot of hard work and dedication which many people lack and therefore they fail miserably with their home based businesses. You need to be very patient and work constructively at the same time in order to attain success in life.One such home based business opportunities that require lot of patience, hard work and strong commitment is data entry work.Internet is a vast ocean of information and there are lots of companies hiring people to work from home to do the data entry jobs. There are websites that offer article writing as an earning opportunity for people sitting at home. If you have knowledge on finance and accounting, the possibilities further increases since there are companies and business owners hiring people to maintain their account records.Is it really so simple and easy? Do you know if they are legitimate and authentic? Do you have complete information about their payment guarantees? Well, these are just few of the questions that you need to ask yourself. The increase in demand for home based business opportunities have given rise to lot of online scams and frauds.You will need to do a complete research about the company which offers online typing or data entry works. You might consider talking to friends and relatives about the company are you could even try the online discussion forums.In these cases, referrals from friends and contacts often work well since they are already making money with those companies. Authenticity is assured in referral cases when compared to a fresh new company whose reviews are yet to be known.Data entry works is usually involved with some entry fee at the time of registration. Make sure that the company gives you money back guarantee if you are unable to open with them. If you are not satisfied with the work, you can ask for refund within the specific time which they mention. Data entry jobs can help you to earn few hundreds of dollars and not thousands which many of the companies claim.You will need to educate yourself to understand the contract and legal implications involved in data entry works. You might want to take legal help to understand the loopholes of the contract and act accordingly with the company.Understanding the entire procedure of data entry will only help you to work better and make good money. It definitely will not make you a millionaire but it sure can take care of some of your household expenses. I myself have tried loads of home based business opportunities but succeeded in only a few. It took me almost 2 years to make decent money working from home.Work hard and be realistic with your approach towards your home based business opportunities. Do not expect them to change of fortunes because only you can change your fortune.Make it a great day!Darrell Lischka