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Archive for November, 2008

3 Keys For Outsourced Software Success

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Submitted my Jim Sansi

As an entrepreneur or internet marketer making information
products diving into the software business can be both very
lucrative and yet very challenging. Typically you will need
to outsource your programming projects to outside help
found on elance (www.elance.com), rentacoder
(www.rentacoder.com) or another third party. Here are the
three major mistakes to avoid when embarking on any
software development project to ensure your software
projects get completed on time and error free.

Get Some Testers
Anyone who has been writing software knows the importance
of testing. Call up the help from your mailing list and ask
some of them to be beta testers in return for feedback and
a free copy of the program. It is important to use end
users of the product because they always seem to find a way
to use your program in ways never thought possible.

Avoiding the Creep
The creep, also known as feature creep is public enemy
number one of any software. It has caused more project
delays, cost overruns and software bugs then most any of (more…)

Simple Method To Ratchet Up Traffic

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Submitted my Jim Sansi

Website traffic is the lifeblood of any site on the ‘net…
Without traffic a site will wither away and die and
everyone seems to be looking for a better way to lure in
more of it. But there is no hidden secrete or trick
software program that will drive loads of laser guided
traffic to your site than following this simple method.

So what is the number one, time proven and best method for
building quality traffic? Writing and submitting articles.

The Internet is built on content and the purest form of
content is articles. When a person searches for a given
topic they are directed to good quality articles… Think
up a topic and do a search for it, you will notice that
Wikipedia is one site that comes up frequently and it is
comprised completely of articles. Interesting isn’t it.

Whatever you do, don’t make the number one mistake by
following the heard by blindly submitting junk articles to
the gigantic article repositories… that method is a waste
of time because the large directories won’t get your
article in front of real readers and it won’t bring in

Instead of using the large directories you want to focus on
getting your articles in the hands of real publishers of
newsletters, ezines and websites that are read by real
people that are interested in the topic of your article.

Write articles and submit articles to real publishers. The
formula for success really is that simple… and it has
been proven to bring in lots of traffic that has
pre-qualified themselves and are warmed up to your offer by
clicking on the byline.

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Google Msn and Yahoo! Hijacked Browser Results

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

After seeing my MSN, Google and Yahoo! search results a few times I was pissed off to no end. What kind of scumbag losers are these spammers. This is pure spyware and even my Adaware didn’t fix the problem. Spywareblaster did fix the problem.


Creating Successful Business Systems 101

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Sumission 1

A lack of a well defined and adhered to business system is
a big time reason most businesses underperform or operate
poorly. It doesn’t have to be that way… Documenting
procedures can be done both quickly and easily by utilizing
free or inexpensive off the shelf programs. I am going to
cover the three steps for creating a business system and
tuning it up for maximum effectiveness.

1. Documentation is King
The very first step to creating a business system is
documenting the processes that are used to run the
business. This can be achieved even easier by using a
couple of screen capturing programs that will be used to
record you actually performing the procedure. There are a
couple of options when it comes to screen capture software,

The freely available CamStudio or the commercial Camtasia
Studio which includes many more features than CamStudio.
Both of these programs can produce completed videos in
compressed flash format perfect for uploading to a web

Do the recording of the process actually being performed
prior to writing any documentation, this will ensure that
all of the critical parts are covered and save you time
having to revise the documentation. Next put the
documentation together with flowcharts and the video files,
congratulations you have created a business system… But
we aren’t done yet.

2. In God We Trust, Everyone Else Bring Data
Once the documented procedures have been established and
followed they need to be tracked and measured for
performance. You can measure every business system using
data based metrics, possible metrics could be:

Help desk tickets
Overall sales
Profit and loss
Advertising and marketing performance
Web site Visitor to sales conversions

3. Continuous Improvement
After completing the prior to steps, finally it is
essential that you periodically monitor and review the
collected data from the business system. Armed with this
data start taking action to continuously improve the
systems so they perform better… this will result in
higher quality, lower costs and ultimately more overall

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