SEO 7 Key Steps to Make Money With SEO

Search Engine Optimization has been proven to be one of the best techniques any webmaster can use in order to drive quality organic traffic to his or her site and eventually convert this traffic to instant money. Here are some key steps on how you can do exactly that:

1. Fill your content with relevant keywords. Make your site crawl by using appropriate keywords or keyphrases so search engine can easily find you. Sprinkle these keywords on your articles without sounding too unnatural. Remember you have to make your content both search engine and user-friendly.

2. Build links. To get optimum result, build links to websites which are already indexed by search engines. These websites usually have enormous traffic and good search engine ranking that can drive quality traffic to your webpage.

3. Submit your webpage to SEO directories. This is the best way to create a quality one way link to your site.

4. Write and submit quality articles to ezine sites. Make your website crawl through internet marketing. Write quality articles and distribute them over the internet. Each submission grants you a one way link.

5. Do a keyword research regularly. The needs and wants of your readers dramatically change everyday. Identify the new keywords that they might use in searching for your products and service. Optimize your webpage by using these keywords naturally.

6. Update your webpage regularly. Keep your website active by posting new content, images, reviews or commentaries whenever appropriate to give you readers a reason to check out your site over and over again.

7. Utilize link popularity. This can easily be done by getting at least 2 quality inbound links to your site. This is the most powerful SEO technique there is in the World Wide Web today so learn its ropes and take advantage of it.

Avoiding The Year End Sales Push Is The Best Sales Strategy

Every year thousands of salespeople spend the end of the year in a frantic push to reach their quota and or satisfy the demands of management to hit a specific number. I am not suggesting that this is necessarily a bad approach to increasing sales, but there may be a less stressful and more successful way to approach this challenge that I would recommend you consider in future years, if it is too late for this year.

Granted, many prospects and clients wait until the end of the year to see if they have available budget to purchase or commit to purchasing your products or services. I understand this philosophy. Others many just procrastinate, waiting for lightning to strike before they can make the decision to proceed with an order. There are hundreds of reasons for waiting and only one reason for doing anything now. It makes sense because there is a need, a desire or a sense of urgency to get a problem solved or the ability to take advantage of a business opportunity that may slip by if action is not taken. Either way it is incumbent on the part of the salesperson to discover or create this sense of urgency – the real problem or need.

Too many salespeople deal in superficial reasons, wants, needs given to them by prospects and therefore never really get to the heart of the pain or ultimate real need of the prospect or client. I know, I have been there many times. It takes skill, confidence, courage and often the willingness to walk away from some business in order to be willing to peel away the layers of excuses, lies, and stalls that can cause potential business to be delayed weeks even months and sometimes years.

There is only one way in which I know to do this and that is with – tough, yet relevant questions.

Sure, there will always be a certain percentage of business that will wait until the last day of December. My question is however, are you relying on this business as a large percentage of your yearly quota? If you are, you are setting yourself up for frustration, disappointment, increased stress and even possible failure if this is your approach.

A better way, is to look at each month of your year as a one twelfth portion of your year. In other words when April is over, any missed sales that were needed to hit your number for the year are gone, forever. You don’t get the chance to make up for a shortfall in April in December. Each month is a mini year. With this attitude you will tend to keep the urgency to maintain your sales volume and results spread equally over a 12 month period. Your year is like a rotating year. At the end of each month you begin a new 12 month cycle. In essence each month is the last month of your year.

This attitude and strategy will not guarantee that some business just needs more gestation time before a customer will buy, but it will tend to reduce the pressure and stress of what I call the “4th Quarter Blues”. It is better to spread this anxiety out over a twelve month time frame than shove it all into the last 30 or 60s in the year. Most people can handle stress, anxiety and disappointment in small doses. But, few people can effectively handle large amounts of this stuff condensed into a small fragment of time. The holidays are stressful enough for many people, why add to the personal stress with increased business stress.

The end of the year holidays should be enjoyed and not dreaded because of the pressure you are feeling at work.

Oil Spill Recovery Vessels Helping to Save our Environment

Oil spills can cause big problems for our ecosystem. We all remember in 1989 the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William sound, Alaska. It took over a decade for the wildlife to rebound and two decades before things turned back to normal.

In New Jersey is a company called Marine Spill Response Corp., which has a fleet of 15 vessels to clean up oil spills on any of the East Coast ports or inlets. These ships have skimmer take hoses and reels to pick up the oil that floats on top of the water from the spill. They can respond to large or small oil spills with their fleet and even their smaller vessels have four 1000-gallon storage tanks for the recovered oil.

Each unit has oil water separators and oil heaters to help treat the recovered oil. When one of these ships arrives on the scene it lowers out a giant boom and begins to pump the oil through the boom. If you'll recall there was a huge oil spill in Philadelphia on the water in 2004 and there have been several other smaller spills, both from ships and leaky tanks due to inclement weather and man-made mistakes that the Marine Spill Response Corp. has cleaned up.

This is just one way that entrepreneurs and industry are teaming up to help mitigate potential ecosystem disasters in our environment. By preventing such oil spills from polluting the local water, we can save local wildlife from destruction. Please consider all this in 2006.

How Can a Busy Mom Get Time for Fitness?

Are You a mom? Do You have time for fitness? Moms really have a tough time. They are the cook, the maid, the taxi driver, the teacher, the referee, and the list could go on. If you’re a mom, you know how to get things done for everyone else, but chances are, you don’t take care of you. In the day where children keep parents on the go, it is hard to do the things you’d like to do.

School schedules, car pools and after school activities combined with household chores and a full-time job doesn’t allow for much time to exercise and workout. However, that excuse is no longer good enough. Today’s mom knows how to get things done. They can squeeze in a last minute dentist appointment for little Tamie and show up without a moment to spare for a class play that little Tommy forgot to mention. Super mom can always find time to do whatever needs to be done to run a happy home for all of the occupants. So the “I don’t have time” doesn’t fly anymore. In fact, moms everywhere should be embarrassed to use the excuse when a real mom knows, if you really want to do something it’s like that Divine Sisterhood stuff , scoot on over , because here comes mom!

It is important to take care of yourself. Plenty of rest and exercise should therefore be one of those little things that you mark on the calendar and do. In fact, do it now. Mark in your day planner or on the dry-erase board your “me-time.” Then, dust off that tennis racket and head on out for the courts with one of your girlfriends, or join a Fitness Center, or take up walking for overall health and fitness. Procrastination is a word that has no meaning for moms wanting to do something nice for their children, the same should apply for what you want or need to do.

Flexibility and diversification is a nice thing. Diversify your workout schedule to include solo walks, tennis matches with girlfriends, and horseback riding with your husband. Be creative in planning your week ahead. If you know that on Monday you have to pick up your daughter from school at 3:00, but your son gets out at 2:30, make proper use of your time and throw your Nike shoes in a gym bag and walk while you wait. If your daughter has a volleyball practice 25 minutes across town at the high school, then take your swimsuit and use the school’s swimming pool to swim laps. Most schools don’t mind if you call ahead and some even offer free swims on certain days of the week.

The most important thing for you to remember is that because you are a mom, you may have to jump in and take advantage of a thirty-minute window just to have time to exercise. Be prepared for those opportunities and learn to expect the unexpected and take care to use the time wisely. If your son’s football practice is held over 45 minutes, continue walking around the track until you hear the sweetest words in the world, “MOM, I’m ready to go!” You can accomplish what you want, even as a busy mom.