Monday, May 31, 2010

How do you pay when you shop online?

When you shop online, what do you use if you will pay for the item online?

Paypal known as the easiest way or method to pay online. They allow you to choose your options how to pay. It could be through your credit cards, bank accounts, buyer credit or account balances and secure your financial information. Paypal is available in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world. They enable global electronic commerce that allows payment through different places, language and currencies. Paypal was founded in 1998 and was acquired by eBay in 2002.

To have a Paypal account, visit their website and sign up. You can choose options such as:
• Personal Account. For individuals who shop online.
• Premiere. For individuals who buy and sell online.
• Business. For merchants who use a company or group name.

They now offer Student Account for those teens who's into shopping online. That their parents can monitor their account activity and there's no hidden fees charges. Teens who are above 13 years old or older can have one they just need their parent to open an account for them.

Amazon. com is a popular online shop that has shop department such as books, movies,music&games, Digital Downloads. Kindle, Computers & Office, Electronics, Home, Garden & Pets, Grocery, Health & Beauty, Toys, Kids & Baby, Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry, Sports & Outdoors, Tools &Home Improvement and Automotive & Industrial.

Amazon. com offers their online shoppers to avail their Store Card as credit card that shopper can use to purchase from Amazon. com. Customers who will avail the store card will enjoy these several benefits:

• Access to exclusive financing offers
• No annual fee
• Zero fraud liability
• One convenient monthly bill
• Online account management

To apply, just visit the Amazon. com Store Card page and click the "Apply Now" button.

To use the card, on purchased select the Store Card as the payment method. You will be billed monthly and will have the option of paying the entire bill each month or choose to maintain a balance in your account (finance charges apply). You can make a payment from the home page of the Amazon. com Store Card and follow the links to manage your account online. For the credit limit, you will be notified when your account was approved.

Their customer services GE Money's Credit Department contact number (866) 634-8379 available 24hours a day, 7 days a week.

How about you, what do you use?
• Paypal
• Amazon
• Both
• Neither
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Friday, May 28, 2010

How do you find out about new shop?

This part of marketing strategy for people knows your new shop.


The effective way to market
your new shop. It could be in leaflets, brochure, post it newspaper, magazines and etc.


The cheapest and easiest way to market. You can post it online most especially in social networking sites so you can spread the word. What is the name of the shop, the location, what you offer to the consumers it could be product or services.


If you are talking with your friends, then suddenly one of them will brought up the topic of a new shop that has been opened. It is also a good thing if someone tell you about what'
s up with that store, what do you offer and good things about your services. I'm sure you will also get curious to go to visit the new shop.

Walking Around

Going to mall every weekend and discover what's new and what's not in the store right now. In this way also, you will know that there are newly opened shop.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Funny Business Signs

Car Wash Signage

Not Super Funny Toy

You should follow the rules

Want to eat?

Sharing these Funny Business Signage. There are many of them however I find these more interesting.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Investing on Your Own Gadget

Are you a fan of gadgets? You always update yourself in buying what is the latest and what is the hottest buy on earth? With this, you want to have a budget to buy new stuff that you can afford but your budget cannot be reached. Good example of a gadget where you can invest it is a Mobile Phone. Cellular phones makers updated their product as much as possible every month. They come up with new designs and features and the price of course are expensive. If you are into mobile phones and keeps on investing and buying new handsets because you know later that there will be new units that will be introduced and buy a new one again.

Selling second hands cellular phone are easier than buying a new one for those buyers who are looking for a nice phone and affordable. If are into buying a new gadget and sell it later you should:

Keep the Receipt. On purchased, you should keep the receipt for future purposes.

Keep the Warranty Card. Like the receipt, the warranty card is also important if there are some defects with the unit. If you wish to sell your phone after 6 months you've been using, you can still offer the buyers that the unit still under warranty.

Keep the Box of the item. This is the advantage that in the future if you want to sell your item you can still show that your item is still have its box and you taking care of it.

Keep the Accessories of the phone. If you are not a fan of using headsets, keep it inside the plastic where it was when you bought it. At least the buyer would think that it's safe to use the headset since you did not using them.

Keep the Screen Protector neat and no bubbles. This is to prevent your screen from scratch. Since you will be using the unit for six months or depends on you until when you would like to use it. The point is that you are taking care of your phone that looks in good condition.

Buy a nice leather pouch for your phone. To take good care of the unit.

Prevent your phone from scratch or to fade the letters in the keypad of your phone. If it's a touch screen phone, screen protector will do.

With all these efforts is your investment. When the time comes that you want to sell your phone. You can post it like this:

Title of your post: "For Sale: Good Condition [model of your phone]"

Reason for Selling: To buy a new phone [or depends on you why]

Body of your post: Put the features of your phone.

When did you bought the unit How many months you've been using the unit.

If it's under warranty, you can include that in your post.

Most important is to post the photos of the unit, USB cord, headsets, accessories [if any], memory card, charger, leather pouch, the box and etc.

Don't forget to post your contact number for faster transaction.

And there you go. Your phone is now for sale to buy a new phone. :) It is just a small time investment

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Monday, May 24, 2010

How To Sell Your Used Clothes

Is your closet are full of clothes that most of them are not using anymore? Clean up your closet and sell your used clothes on garage sale or post it online.

Selling it on Gara
ge Sale
• Collect all the clothes according to style such as blouses, polo's, shirts,
long sleeves, sleeveless and etc. and separate the upper and lower.
• After you se
parate your old clothes, check if there are some defects. Separate also your clothes if it's branded and non-branded.

• Think of how much is your selling price and depends on the brand and how many times did you used it. Make sure that you will sell it in affordable price that buyer can save more.

• Give discounts if your buyers will buy two or more items. This would keep them from coming back and can recommend your selling items to their friends.

• Check the right location where you will put up your garage sale. Post a big sign so that your neighbors will know that you are in garage sale.

Selling it Online

• If you are planning to post it online, make sure that you will take good photos of your items and upload it to the site where you want to post it.

• Include the following information such as how many times you wore it, the brand, the size, the defects [if any] and the selling price.

• Post your contact number and your name [or display name if you want] for faster transaction.

• For the meet-up points make sure you are familiar with the location. Include that in your rules.

• Rules for the buyers are important to avoid bogus buyers that you can possible meet online and make fun of you on the day of your meet-ups.

• Update every day your post online. For everyone to see your items and make more money.

These are the things that you can do to your old clothes if you don't want to wear them anymore, you can make money out of it. It is not big as what you spend when you bought it but at least you have the profit and buy new clothes that you can invest and sell it in the future.
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Friday, May 21, 2010

How to Post Your Own Ad For Free

We all want to have our own business to have extra income. To start with, the easiest way to have your own business is to look for merchandising who offers consignment and your effort is your investment. Consignment goods are now common in business especially when it come to merchandise business - Clothing. You don't need to have starting capital you only have to exert effort You can market it online, post it into online forums if you will post it on free classified ads sites make sure to be more informative.

•Title Of Your Post:
Put an interesting and catchy title to get the buyers attention and don't forget to post it as "For Sale."

•The Body Of Your Post:

The body of your post should include the following:

•Shopping Rules - Buyers should read first your rules before buying. Rules such as how to reserved the item, the payment method, your meet-up points and delivery of the item or shipping fee.

•About the Product - Post brief description about the product that you are selling where they come from and tell the buyers if you have limited stocks and how many items are on-hand.

•Selling Price
- It depends on what items that you are selling however it should be at reasonable price and remember that there are some buyers that asking for the "last price" the negotiable price should have an allowance. You know the drill.

• Images - Do not forget to post photos of your items that you are selling

•Location - Buyers have to know where is your location is for the meet-ups purposes. There are buyers that could be far from your place and that's when the time you have to apply the shipping fee or delivery of the item.

•Contact Information - Post your mobile phone number or landline number for faster transaction as well as your e-mail address. Make sure to update your ads every day, it will not take for more than 30 minutes to update it.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Social Networking Marketing

Everybody around the globe now is relying on the Internet. In every information that they want to know latest news or previous news, photos, videos and anything. Online advertising is one of the easy way to market a certain product. It will cost you less since all your materials are soft copy and no need to print it out, look for a place where to put your ads and how to look it more attractive to get people notice it. Your target markets can be found in posting an advertisement via Social Networking Sites such as Facebook and Friendster.

► Friendster

• With more than 49M registered users of this social networking site posting an advertisement in called "Do It Yourself Ads" can reached your target market which you can specify age, gender, geography, category and locality of your campaign ad.

• You can post a 300x250 ad compare to other Social Networking Sites. You can post it thru text or image that will post in the upper right of your profile. You include the name of your ad, type of the ad, title, and URL.

• To set up your budget you can choose whether you want to pay per impressions or per click. There's a calculation on the right side once you choose what feature you would like for very affordable. For the impression
it will shows how much will you pay per 1000 impressions.

• For the payment, since you posted it online you can't pay thru cash, you should have PayPal account that you can use in your ad budget. If you do not have a PayPal account yet, go to and fill out information to complete the process.

On the other hand, Facebook has more than 250M registered users also offers an online advertising called "Facebook Advertising." The first in advertising via social networking site I think. Facebook has easy steps to make an advertising.

► Facebook Adv

• Design your Ad. You can type 25 characters in length including spaces for the title of your ad. [Make sure to make it more catchy to get end users attention to your ad]. For the body text it has 135 characters for your product or service description. Then upload an image

• You can choose your target audience by choosing location, age, sex, keywords, education, workplace, relationship status, relationship interests and languages.

• Daily Budget. Facebook offers daily budget if you want to pay the ad per day and the schedule when do you want to start running your ad. You can specified the dates or continuously. You can decide whether you want to pay for clicks or pay for views.

• The final step is to review your ad. Check everything from target audience, budget and the designed. If you find any errors you can go back to change any details by clicking the "Change Ad."

• For the payment, once your reviewed your ad you can enter your credit card information and click the "Place Order."

Related Links:

• What's in Social Networking Sites?

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Internet Marketing

How does Internet Marketing works?

Internet Marketing is what business owners do to have more sales aside from having our own establishment. Business owners nowadays are more on Internet. Using Internet to market their business and expand their market.

Here are some ways to do Online Marketing:

Corporate Website

To attract customers to visit your website, it should have good web designed according to the products or services that you offer to the customers or buyers. It should have product descriptions, gallery, price, availability of the product [if it's on-stock or re-stock] and what are the items or assurance that included if they will buy the product or avail your company services.

Online Advertisement

Many online classified ads website where you can post your products. Make sure to be informative since you are only posting on the online advertisement. Include the product descriptions, contact person, contact number, email address, location and the price of the product.

Online Forums

Most of the forums nowadays has "Buy and Sell" section with different categories such as Clothing and Accessories, Gadgets, Computer, Health, Automotive and etc. You can post your product if it falls from these categories. For instance, you are selling brand new clothes and accessories, you will post it under the category of Clothing and Accessories.

All these types of Internet Marketing is not easy. It has very tight of competition among others especially if you are selling the same product [with same or different brand]. Your selling price and what come in package will matter. Either you selling it as brand new or second-hand.

Advantage of Internet Marketing

Internet marketing is relatively cheap compared with the ratio of cost against the reach of the target audience. Companies can reach a wide audience for a small fraction of the budgets of traditional advertising. The nature of the medium allows consumers to research and purchase products and services at their own convenience. Hence, companies have the advantage of attracting consumers in a medium that can deliver results quickly. The strategy and overall effectiveness of marketing campaigns depend on business goals.

Disadvantage of Internet Marketing

Buyer's doesn't have an ability to touch, test and see the product that you are selling online. However sellers assure the buyers that the product that they're selling high quality of their product and guarantee the buyer to have a one year full warranty on purchased.


Many consumers are hesitant to buy items over the Internet because they do not trust that their personal information be kept private. Companies provide guarantees on their websites, taking customer information will be kept private.

Over all, Internet Marketing is the effective way to market your product. It could be branded new or second-hand items. Just beware of the bogus buyers.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How To Handle Stress?

How do you handle stress?
What a day! We used to say every time we go out from work. That sometimes we think of what to do after work. If not totally from work what to do on weekend. To stay out of stress even for a day, here are some tips to stay away from stress.

• Remind yourself to relax body and mind
Set your mind to relax. Especially that if you are always in a hurry in walking, eating or working. You should walk in a relax paced.

• Avoid being emotional such as sadness, eager, fear, worrying, and etc. This may cause you tension in your body which you may not noticed right away especially in shoulders, face, neck, stomach and back and chest. You feel weariness when it comes to your work. Do something or activities that make
you enjoyable.

•Have a break! Short break from your daily routine will helps you relax.

• Have long vacations. If things did not work in a short period of time maybe you need to have vacation from work. Going to spa for whole body massage is good too.

• Enroll a class or join group practices for stress reduction such as Yoga, Tai-Chi, Dancing and Bioenergetics Classes.

• Take a deep brea
the every time you think about something, could be in your past or in your future.

• Express your feelings.

These are the tips to help you reduce your stress to have a healthy way of life.
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