Friendly Online Marketers E-Mag
The Friendly Online Marketers E-Mag
Date:12-1-2002 Issue: December-->15-30
S.Kumar, Editor, http://www.learnhomebusiness.com
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you happy holidays! It feels nice to welcome holidays
--At least for 2 days, I can be away from my computer
a very special Christmas offer for all our members.
Many have already taken advantage of it. If you are
still on the other side --Act Now!
Its Christmas and new year! Everyone
shops and eats out...and a few of them get paid for it
too. If you do not believe me check out the above
What if I told
you its possible to get paid $10 to $40 an HOUR just
to shop, eat at your favorite restaurant, golf at your
favorite course, or enjoy a movie … AND get it all
for FREE!! And, not only you get
everything for FREE and get a paycheck for it, but
someone pays for the gas in your car!!!
But why is it possible?
Companies need a
honest opinion from an everyday consumer on how well
their facilities are doing. They need to know if
the stores and surrounding areas are clean, if the
staff is helpful, and if there is anything they can
improve on. I help them with my honest opinion,
and they pay me for my time. Makes sense doesn't it?
In fact you are contributing to the marketing
department with your opinions.
Shopping Jobs are available only in USA and Canada.
Find out more from http://www.shoppingjobshere.com
ARTICLE by Heather Reimer
Editors Note: The Author
Heather asked someone: Is HTML an abbreviation for
hotmail? And I asked someone: What is cost of
Well! the following article is a must
read. It will prove that you were not the only one
overwhelmed by all those Techno-Jargons and
Do-it-Yourself Websites for Cheapskates and
Copyright (c) 2002 by Heather Reimer
Several years ago, at the beginning of my Internet
career, I asked someone if HTML was an abbreviation
for Hotmail. Yes, I really was that naive. Since then,
I've learned a fair bit about HTML coding. I had to.
As a writer, I needed an online presence for my web
content services; and as an ornery, mule-headed,
cheapskate writer, I was determined to build it myself
in spite of those who said I should leave it to the
This article is about how I learned HTML coding and
built a functional, professional-looking site using
mostly free/cheap tools and tutorials available on the
web. I will not, however, tell you how fast and easy
it was. In fact, it took about six months and almost
drove me around the twist on several occasions. That's
because I was working alone for most of the process
and had to learn things the hard way... by trial and
I hope to make your job easier by sharing a few tricks
I picked up along the way.
GET A GOOD TUTORIAL
The very first thing you need is a good, beginner's
tutorial in HTML. Regardless of what sort of design
software you end up using some day, it's important to
understand the basics of hard coding first.
Once I got the hang of it, thanks to two excellent
free tutorials, I decided to code my whole site by
hand instead of trying to master an HTML editor like
Microsoft Front Page, which would have meant yet
another uphill learning curve. (Nothing wrong with
design tools or ready-made templates... they just
best solutions for me.)
I recommend either of these simpleton-friendly
Don't just read them... open up a fresh page in your
text editor and build along with the lesson. Once
you've created a sort of sampler and you know how the
various codes look in your browser, start working on
your practice site. I wish I had found these tutorials
when I first began toying with web design - they make
learning a breeze.
This is where things get fun. Roam around the
web looking for images and buttons and stuff to
decorate your site with. Need some graphics but you
aren't an artist? Do a search for "free
images" or "free buttons". Forgot how
to transfer them to your practice site? Go back to the
tutorial and refresh your memory. Need a handy list of
the most common codes? Web-Source
has a comprehensive reference chart here:
(And if you have a few spare shekels, you can pick up
Web-Source's excellent guide, Web Design Mastery, at
the same address.)
Don't be shy about checking out other webmasters'
source codes. Click on View/Source and see how they've
executed the design tricks you'd like for your own
site. Usually the basic elements are easy to duplicate
(unless the webmaster has cloaked the source code).
CALL FOR HELP
Really, the best way to master the confusing world of
web design is practice, practice, practice. But if you
find you've plateaued and aren't making any headway,
try to find someone who can mentor you through your
block. My site was about half done and stick ugly when
I was lucky enough to connect with business coach
Michael Knowles (http://www.mwknowles.com).
He's the one who tipped me off to the best bargain on
the net: GotLogos.com will make you a professional
logo based on your specs for $25 and deliver it in
three days. If you plan to do business online, a logo
Michael also opened my eyes to the vital importance of
search engine optimization. Don't groan, this is a
major aspect of web design and you need to know about
it if you want people to actually find you on the net.
Take some time to visit SEO sites - here are just two
among many - and soak up some of their search engine
Now you've learned how important the right keywords
are. But do you know WHAT the right keywords are, the
ones that will attract the most visitors to your site?
has an unlimited free trial version that will help you
find the words used most often by people searching for
your type of product or service. This tool was
invaluable to me and determined the keywords I wrote
into my content, meta tag titles and descriptions.
PAY ME, PLEASE
Last but certainly not least, to allow people to pay
me for my words, I use PayPal. It doesn't cost my
clients anything to send me money and the fees I pay
to receive payment are minimal. As you have already
guessed, I like things low-maintenance and cheap, and
setting up a credit card account (even with a
third-party provider) comes with fees and lots of
So those are the main resources I used to graduate to
Girl Web Designer. No, my site isn't full of high-tech
wizardry and complex scripts... that's next year's
project... but it works, it informs, it sells and it
looks pretty good. See for yourself:
Finally, don't let anyone tell you that only web
designers can make websites. If you're stubborn,
thrifty or you just like to do it yourself -- and if
all you need is a basic, no frills site -- there's
nothing stopping you. And oh-what-a-feeling! when the
website you built goes online. I just wish I had known
THEN what you know NOW!
Your online business CAN generate more traffic and
revenues. For a FREE content/design analysis of your
website, visit: http://www.TheWriteContent.com
TheWriteContent.com delivers action-inspiring web
content, sales letters, newsletters, press releases
and more. Painless pricing, money-back guarantee, fast
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RESOURCES OF THE FORTNIGHT
Hosting With No Ads: The features are terrific
and ideal for a free website. You get 15MB of
space, No Ads or Popups, Supports Php, CGI, ASP,
SSI, HTTP Login, Template Editor, Custom Error
Pages, unlimited forwardings etc
uses subdomain and you can easily use domain
forwarding/masking to hide this URL. Visit http://www.united.net.kg
and begin your First website.
Free Domain Names: No Free .com
service is currently available. But choose the
next best thing. Your free domain will look
Its free. Your free domain will look like www.yourdomain.com-2.net.
Its free. Your free domain will like www.yourdomain.net.tc.
You can also choose formats like .us.tc, .edu.tc
etc. This is German site. Choose the
'multilingual' option from the left to choose
Its free. Your domain will look like www.yourdomain.co.nr
Autoresponder With No Ads: Autorespond-It
allows you to set up autoresponder series with
absolutely no ads. You can personalized emails
either text or in HTML, broadcast updates to your
entire list any time, totally Ad Free and free
updates! Great service. Visit
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Emailing Software: FletMail lets you send
personalized emails to any number of recipients
individually. i.e. each recipient will feel as if
the email is addressed to him personally. You can
insert his name wherever you want in the body of
the mail. Extremely useful to send messages to
multiple recipients. Download
a Global Homebusiness Pro" is a very good example
of how an eBook for the netrepreneur should be
written. It is a step-by-step manual on building a
profitable web-business and can be put to good use
both by the beginner and the more advanced opportunity
My urgent recommendation: Get
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not waste any more time looking for other resources
before you have not worked through all its pages and
applied the very usable tips and techniques.
Note: Thanks Wolfgang
for your kind words.
e-mail your opinions about our site, my eBook
or anything that you feel needs to be improved. This
will enable us to improve and give you what you want.
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Cordially -- S. Kumar
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Copyright 2002: S. Kumar, http://www.learnhomebusiness.com