Articles on Internet Marketing Business

The articles listed below cover various points on building and running an Internet Marketing Business. Click the headline to read the full article.

Why You Should Combine Dropshipping and Affiliate Marketing

Dropshipping and Affiliate Marketing I was searching online this week for the differences between dropshipping and affiliate marketing, really just to see how other people were defining them. But 90% of the articles I found turned into a comparison of the two that favoured dropshipping as a better, more profitable business model. So I decided… Read more

Affiliate Marketing: How to Get Started

Affiliate Marketing is a huge and growing industry. It is also one of the best ways to get started with an online business if you do not have any products of your own to sell – I started with affiliate marketing in 2003 (and it has changed a lot since then..!!). Quite simply, Affiliate Marketing… Read more

You’re an Avon Lady Promoting an Unverified Product

Since I’ve been an Independent Trivita Business Owner I’ve occasionally been surprised at the reaction I’ve got from people when they’ve found out. They’ve ranged from me being told I’m promoting something illegal, to being called an Avon Lady promoting an unverified product. At first it came as quite a shock, especially as those reactions… Read more

Are Your Customers Costing You Money?

If your customers aren’t paying you on time they’re costing you money. Worse, they may never pay you at all. Yet protecting yourself against slow or non-paying customers is not difficult – it just requires that you put a simple, logical process in place. Here’s the process I use: Lay down the ground rules at… Read more

Warning: Backlinking Tools that do More Harm than Good

I’ve seen a rash of automated backlinking products being promoted recently, but the way they’re promoted and what they offer makes me angry. Google makes around 500 changes a year to its search algorithms (there were 40 in February alone). Its major focus is on eliminating abuse (particularly automated abuse) of any aspect of the… Read more

7 Ways to Make Working at Home Productive and Enjoyable

If you’re one of the millions who travel 2 hours to work each day and the same amount of time back, you’ve doubtless occasionally envied those who work from home. I certainly did. I’ve now worked at home for more than 2 years, and I love it. But it does require some self-imposed discipline that… Read more

5 Ways to Grow a Rabid Fan Base

I love flying, but I hate travelling by air. The entire process becomes more unpleasant every year. So when I had to travel to the UK recently for a family emergency, I determined to use a different approach: instead of taking a direct flight with mediocre service and uncomfortable seats, I decided to break the… Read more

How to Convert an HTML Website to WordPress

I often see questions asking how to convert an HTML website to WordPress and, back here, I covered some of the things you need to think about before doing so. Anyway, I recently converted an old HTML site to WordPress so I figured I’d set out the step-by-step process – so here it is: Overview… Read more

How to Create a Professional Signature in Gmail

I wrote back here about why I started using Gmail as my email client (instead of Outlook or Thunderbird) and here about how to set it up. But I didn’t cover how to set up a professional signature. If you’re running your own business, having a professional email signature is a necessity. Not only does… Read more

How to Set Up Gmail as your Email Client

I wrote back here about moving my email to Gmail and how, by setting it up correctly, no one will ever know. You can make it absolutely transparent (so it appears to be coming from your own servers) and it’s easy to set up and link an effective signature. But I didn’t describe how to… Read more