Backpage - The Lead Generation Dynamo

There are many emerging online classified sites on the internet today where you can advertise your business for free. All it takes is your own personal computer and an internet connection for you to be able to search for these sites. One of the most popular of these is the

Backpage is an online classifieds distribution site which anyone can place their ads for free. Also known as Craigslist's cousin, Backpage is perceived to be much easier to navigate your way through. They are also not so strict on the placement of business opportunity ads and they are not as strict in monitoring "sales" type ads on the site.

Backpage and any other online classified ad sites site are of no use if you will not apply the right online marketing strategies. If you have any plans of promoting your business, you should invest a some time examining the categories, and advertisements your competitors are running. Investing time in researching your competitors activities will give you a good indication how you can immediately capitalize in your niche, by copying their actions. Look at how often they post, where they post, and the text of each adverts. You should always know your competitors actions. Persistence is also a must in the process so you can achieve success in this line of business.

With Backpage, you have to make a plan of placing a minimum of a hundred ads per day which would just take at least two to three hours of your time. When you get to place a good number of relevant ads, this would help a lot in your online business gaining more recognition around the online community. Hence, it is important that you allot sufficient time and dedication in monitoring your ads daily since this is your free tool to make publicity for your business. Once you get inquiries from potential customers, you can answer them back fast through the forums and online communities that Backpage renders to its users.

Through all this process, you must be persistent and diligent on taking advantage of how to avail low cost advertisements. You would be amazed that there are lots of free online publications and classified sites like Backpage which you can utilize along with the application of proper internet strategies to make everything a huge success. Backpage can effectively help you develop massive amounts of leads.

To generate good and effective leads with Backpage, you have to place good relevant adcopy. That means the inclusion of high impact words of action that would move potential clients to a desire to purchase what you are offering. Also, it would help a lot if you would use a system that will track the performance of your placed ad so that you will know which ones are acting effective for the benefit of your business.

Using Backpage in your online marketing strategy, watch your business generate leads with just one hit of the button, all from the being in front of your computer.

Duncan Wierman is an Ex Software company CEO turned Real Estate Investor and Marketer. Discover how to outsmart your competitor, ethically dominate the search engines,and legally siphon off tons of cash in hand buyers from your website! Get a customized FREE report on what is wrong with your website!


Guide To Making Money On Twitter

If you're someone that uses Twitter on a regular basis, then you may want to consider monetizing Twitter. Many people out there would love getting paid for every minute they spent on Twitter.

There are many companies who are increasingly turning to Twitter to reach the social media audience and because of this, it is actually possible to make some money using Twitter. Not only do Twitter users make money through microblogging, business owners are also learning how to monetize Twitter to increase company revenue.

Strategies on How to Monetize Twitter

* Sponsored Tweets: A new trend that has arisen is company advertisers starting to use a service called "Sponsored Tweets" which allows these companies to connect with microblogging services that will tweets ads for them. If you are a small to medium-sized business, this is a great service to use for finding microbloggers who will tweet your promotions. If you're a regular Twitter user, then you would have developed a sizeable amount of followers, and this means that you can use Sponsored Tweets to make money with microblogging.

Recently a company called IZEA made its name with a microblogging service called PayPerPost which provides a Sponsored Tweets program that connects companies with microbloggers. Despite the fact you can make money as a company or microblogger, the downside is that it has spurred a lot of controversy and concern over the fact that Twitter users may have to sift through a lot of promotions to reach the information they seek.

* HootSuite and Google Adsense: HootSuite is a third party Twitter application that provides a way for Twitter users and companies to manage their brands on Twitter. The application was just released a few months ago and helps companies to track conversations online with multiple users managing the application.

HootSuite can also be used to make money using your tweets by incorporating Google AdSense in your tweets with outgoing links. In return the user has to share the tweets with outgoing links with HootSuite. For example, let’s say
6 people clicked on your tweet. If they click on your Adsense ad 6 times, 3 of those clicks will belong to HootSuite.

* EasyTweets and Subscriptions: EasyTweets provides a way for you to manage more than one Twitter account and also makes monetizing Twitter a lot easier. Due to the fact that it has a good account managing capability, a large amount of Twitter users currently use it to charge a subscription to their messages on Twitter. If you offer highly valuable and timely information such as specific news or online deals, you can charge a monthly subscription for access to your tweets. EasyTweets makes it possible to administer various accounts with various subscriptions to your tweets.

It must be remembered that these are only a couple of strategies that Twitter users can use to monetize Twitter. There exist other ways that companies and Twitter users are actively using to create extra income on Twitter. If you do your research, you can find many more methods that will explain how to monetize Twitter.

If you are interested in more great Twitter tips to improve your efficency and productivity, visit the Twitter Tips Central blog.


A Perfect Night's Rest with an Electric Blanket

After a long chilly day, nothing beats the feeling of crawling into a warm comfy bed. Using a king size electric blanket can get rid of those dreaded cold sheets. No more waking up because you are freezing, and are too cold and too tired to get out of bed to find another blanket. You will not need to stoke the fire or turn up the heat in the middle of the night, either. Now you can crawl into bed, in your most comfortable bed clothing. No need to wear the heavy cumbersome, winter clothing to bed anymore.

Cold weather can leave the bedding cool and uncomfortable until enough body heat is generated. Electric blankets are safe to turn on a bit before crawling into bed, making the dreaded cold sheets a thing of the past. The blankets guarantee you a soothing resting place for the entire night. When it gets too warm you can simply turn the blanket down with an adjustable thermostat. Being able to stay warm and cozy all night without ever leaving the comfort of your bed, ensures you will get a full night's rest. Imagine a child sleeping, all cozy and warm in their beds. Nothing can compare to the sleep of a child, but we can imitate the snug feeling with an electric blanket to keep us comfortable through a long, cold night.

The warmth from the blanket can relieve all the aches and pains of a long day on your feet. Keeping your muscles relaxed all night for a more peaceful, healing sleep. Electric blankets are made with very soft, comfortable material that is perfect to snuggle with, and will not cause any skin burns. Those days when you are just absolutely chilled to your bones, can be made better by snuggling in with a king size electric blanket. Wrapping up with a warm blanket is very relaxing, and will help you fall asleep much faster.

If you are really nice and want to share your blanket, the king size is big enough for two. The blankets have two thermostat controls so each side can be set to a different comfort zone. Some like it hot, and some just like just a little warmth to take the chill off. An electric blanket can be placed under a decorative comforter without any damage to the comforter. These wonderful blankets are great for inducing sleep and everybody should experience the splendor of a warm and comfortable bed.

If you like the idea of climbing into a cozy, warm bed at night, visit HSD to view their selection of king size electric blankets,


Give a Personal Gift

Whether you are buying a gift for the holidays, a wedding, a baby-shower or birthday, it is sometimes tempting to simply buy Target or Walmart gift cards for your family members and friends. It is just so easy and honestly, we know that grocery gift cards will always be redeemed. While gift cards to grocery stores are usually appreciated, there is not nearly as much thought behind them, nor is the recipient as likely to recall your gift as a sincere, heart-felt one. Before you give your next present, take some time to really think about who you are bestowing a gift upon and ask yourself what you could give them that would truly touch their heart.

According to Leslie Buer, home-grown Texan, mother of four darling children and wife of a stellar husband, "The main reason why I think it is important to give personalized gifts is because it shows the recipient you truly care and are happy for them and what they are going through." Leslie has been known among her family and friends for giving the most considerate bridal and baby shower gifts. She has more than 50 cousins who all describe Leslie as one of the most thoughtful gift givers. Many have jokingly said they look forward to getting married or having a baby just so they can get a custom, specialized gift from Leslie.

When it comes to wedding gifts, there are many types of presents you can give and add a personal touch. Sometimes, you might feel hesitant to buy or make a gift that is not listed on the couple's wedding registry, however it is important to remember that newlyweds are truly "new" at picking out items for their first house. They would usually prefer to receive a unique gift, hand-chosen just for them by an understanding, thoughtful family member or friend. Whenever a member of Leslie's extended family gets married, she embroiders custom towels or blankets with information about their special day. She always makes it a point to use fabric that matches the colors of items contained within the couple's registry. This ensures that the couple can properly use her gift or display it in whatever room the gift was intended to coordinate with. These are the sorts of gifts that couples will cherish throughout their marriage. You can be sure they will never forget who the attentive gift-giver was.

Sometimes it can be hard to know what to give for birthday gifts. Whether the person is a little boy or girl, teenager, young adult or adult, picking out a custom gift can truly take some serious contemplation. When you know that a friend's birthday is approaching, try to think about their personality and what types of gifts could either fit in with their lifestyle or help them in a particular area they are struggling in. "A good friend of mine just had a birthday," Leslie said. Leslie's friend had a habit of occasionally forgetting events or the days when her kids had early dismissal at school. "I gave her a calendar for her birthday," she said, "But before I gave this calendar to her, I went through and marked all the school holidays, soccer practices, church events, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations and such for her family." Giving this type of gift requires truly knowing your friend. Leslie knew her friend well enough to recall the birthdays of her friend's family members. This is a perfect example of true friendship and the type of birthday gift that will always be treasured.

It can definitely be a challenge to think of gifts catered to an individual's needs. Giving cash or a gift card can be so much easier and less time consuming, but it is so much greater to sit and deeply ponder about whom the gift is for. As you tug at your brain and try to come up with a creative gift, your thoughts are turned to great memories you have of a particular person. Recalling these memories may trigger thoughts that will lead you down the road of what gift is "just right" for them. It's a hard but heart-warming and rewarding process for both the giver and receiver. Just imagine their eyes as your friend opens your gift. You can know your gift will truly stick out to them as one of sincere thoughtfulness. 

Courtney Lewis is the proud manager of Sweetly You. Send a customized bath and body gift to a friend today at


Ecommerce Solutions

So you know you want to sell your products online, but aren't sure where to start? 

It's difficult to know which ecommerce solution to use because there's so many on the market. And will your chosen solution grow with you as your online business expands? For example; Does it have all the reporting or stock control you need? Does it have the right built in payment solutions? You may not have even thought of all the things you need to get started which is why we're here to help.

Or maybe you already trade online but you're finding that the ecommerce solution you're using doesn't do quite everything you need it to. Indeed, your business may have grown to such a level that increased security has become a
must for you. It may end up more cost and time effective in the long run to start again rather than keep bolting on extra functionality which makes reporting and forecasting difficult.

So what is an ecommerce solution? An ecommerce solution is a way to sell products online and is more commonly know as a shopping cart. The solution should enable you to add and manage products, customers and orders that are placed on your website. As a result of having such a solution you will need to ensure that it is linked to suitable payment solutions such as WorldPay, Paypal, SagePay or allow customers to place orders directly through your site via credit/debit card and your business bank.

Which ecommerce solution is the best for you? There are so many ecommerce solutions available on the web it is almost like a minefield to choose which is the best; should you go for a free solution or a paid solution? Should you choose an expensive or cheap solution? Should you use a programming specialist or should you use a web design company? These are all questions which this article cannot answer for you; however we can provide you with some thoughts to guide you.

Firstly, if you do not understand the programming language that you cart comes in then we would recommend that you use a web design or programming specialist. Why I hear you cry; If you download a free solution it will need constantly updating; there will be "bugs" in the solution which will need a programmer to fix as and when they arise. Additionally, you will not know enough about site compromisation (hacking of your website) and security to ensure that your customer information is secure. In the end all of the extra pieces of information you will need along with programming time a free ecommerce solution will cost you and your business more than buying an off the shelf solution or using a web design/programming specialist.

Before starting you ecommerce solution think about it in more detail and consider all the pro's and cons.

Which ecommerce solution is the best for you? There are so many ecommerce solutions available on the web it is almost like a minefield to choose which is the best; should you go for a free solution or a paid solution?