Developing software

There are many unique software products online today and many of them are of good quality there are many more that are of a sub standard quality. 

Developing good solid software can be very difficult it requires a lot of careful consideration and thought it only makes sense that planning take at least as long as production perhaps even longer since poor planning can sap the sales of any digital product failure to plan and think out the needs and the features of a software product will rob you of the profits potential of your development every single time.

This seems a little odd to me since this is a truth that cannot be contradicted yet this is also the single most often made mistake.

Planning and development plus testing equals a great opportunity to make money selling a digital product if your planning on selling a digital product you should carefully consider the needs your product will meet well in advance of spending the money you will make.

It is true that some of the most substantial fortunes made in this century were made in the digital software market.

However the truth is that none of these software products save one were produced and developed with failure in mind.

If you really want to develop good software and other digital products finding a good planner is something that you must do and do very well if you hope to succeed in this very competitive market.

 

 


Developing software

Writing software, creating software can help build your business.

building software is a process that you can follow using a set check list, however that is only a part of the entire process.

Software use in many small business companies is on the rise and it is being supplied from the traditional outlets either. One of the most interesting aspects of this modern technologically world we live in is that the old time supplies such as Microsoft and even apple seem to be moving to the back of the bus so to speak.

types of software and how they work.

With so many open source options available today why would a small business company spend so much money on a software solution that perhaps may not be as popular or even as effective as some of the open source solutions out there. A great point in case is this hotel that I am not staying in yesterday they lost several hundreds in profits because they purchased some software from a vendor and that vendor let them down, they were unable to process any payments, they had customers standing in line waiting for the opportunity to do business with them.

A retailers nightmare…

This is a business nightmare when you cannot generate revenue and you have bills that come in month after month then you know that you cannot afford to loose money… In this very challenging economy a business cannot afford to make these kinds of mistakes… The thing is this company allegedly paid like $8000.00 to a vendor and ended up loosing money because of all the problems that the software caused that business then ended up allegedly moving to an open source solution.

So, the old methods of using software vendors may not always be a good method of creating revenue.


Securing Your Business Internet Security

Why it is so hard for the older generation to fit into the technology world.

 

Do you live in the electronic age or the computer age?

Can you operate a remote control?

Seriously, some people seem to be able to figure out those little devices so easily while others struggle. For many Business owners, the world of Security is usually a title held by a young man or woman, in IT. This can be a real problem in small business.

Knowledge is the most powerful tool you can give your business.

Today, businesses are taking advantage of the Internet to market and sell their products and services. It is now considered a necessity for businesses to integrate the Internet in their operations in order to effectively compete with other businesses and become the best. The problem with so many small business owners these days is that they just do not understand technology and they do not want people to know they may not be as up on current technology as the next person in line after all they are the boss, they own the business.

This is dangerous because it is pride plain and simple, and you know what happens, when you put pride first, yep that is right it comes before a Fall. These days you had better put your pride behind you because if your not careful your competitor down the road can take your business by just providing extra value to his or her customers. The Internet offers many advantages in your business. It will provide a wider range of potential clients and it also provides a great way to advertise your products and services. Integrating the Internet in your business will mean increased profits and decreased cost in overall advertising. It will also provide you with more potential customers worldwide.

However, the Internet also has its disadvantages.

Because more and more people are spending their money in the Internet by purchasing products and services, they will also leave traces of their financial and personal information in their computers. Because of this, there are quite a number of people who are also taking advantage of the Internet to steal from other people. Your business will also be vulnerable to this kind of crime. Although the Internet exposes your company to the world in order to make more money, it will also expose your online business to people and software that aims on destroying your business or steal money from it.

This is why it is important for you to get an internet security program for your online business in order to protect you and your company from malicious software and also from people who will want to gain access to your company’s secrets and use it to steal from you. Today, there are quite a few numbers of Internet security programs that you can take advantage of in order to protect your business computers from ad-ware, spyware, spam and phishing emails, and also protect your business from hackers.

However, some of the Internet security software available are too weak and can only provide minimum security for your computers. This is why you should look for an Internet security software program that can effectively protect your computer from malicious software circulating the Internet today. You should consider purchasing an Internet security software program that is designed specifically for online businesses. There are quite a few companies that offer great security for computers. Here are the things you should look for in an Internet security program that you should install in your computer:

• AntiVirus Programs – Since there are quite a lot of viruses circulating the internet today, you should look for an internet security program that offers maximum protection against computer viruses. It should also contain upgradeable virus definition features in order to help your computer fight new computer viruses popping out in the Internet everyday.

• AntiSpam Software – Phishing and spam emails are very dangerous. A good internet security program should have an antispam software to automatically detect spam and phishing emails and protect your computer from people who wants to take advantage of your online business.

• Website Lock Features – Since your employees may have the urge to download things in the Internet, your Internet security program should provide a website lock feature to prevent your employees from wandering around the Internet and accidentally download files with malicious programs.

• Anti Adware and Spyware – Ad-ware and spyware can be annoying popup ads. When you accidentally click on the popup ad, you will automatically install a spyware program. This program is like surveillance equipment that reports to the person who designed the program about the activities you do in your computer. More importantly there are some serious considerations you should think about when allowing employees to access the internet…

These are some of the things you should look for in an Internet security program. With this, you can be sure that your online business will be secured from hackers, identity thieves, viruses and other malicious software.


affiliate amazon

Companys like linkshare, and even google affiliate, are great opportunities to make a little spare change and if your really good you can create a decent part time income, but can you really make big money selling affiliate products?

 

The answer is yes you can but it does take some work when dealing with millions of affiliates out there you have to be better than your competition.

Affiliate marketing programs has never been as popular before as it is today. 

Why? 

here can be a number of reasons. 

The most probable reason, however, could be the fact that the benefits of affiliate marketing have become clearer to a lot of people now than they were before.

Today, both the merchants and the affiliates can see clearly that affiliate marketing can work for both of them.  The merchant sees affiliate marketing today as the chance to advertise their products at a lower cost.  The affiliates, on the other hand, sees affiliate marketing as an easy way of earning profits online by doing what they like most, and that is by creating websites.

Just as the popularity of affiliate marketing has shifted into greater heights, so has the people’s outlook about it changed.  No longer is affiliate marketing considered today as an alternative method for the merchant to advertise his products, or as a source of additional income for the affiliates. 

For merchants and affiliates alike, affiliate marketing is now considered as a main source of profits and revenues.

So the question now is what type of affiliate marketing will work best for you?  Are all affiliate marketing programs the same?  Are the benefits the same?  Or are there affiliate marketing programs that work better than the others?

There are actually different types or classes of affiliate marketing, and the number of types will depend on how one will classify them.  The most basic affiliate marketing programs, however, falls under two categories: pay-per-click (PPC), and pay-per-performance (PPP).

Pay Per Click (PPC)

PPC is the most popular type of affiliate marketing for affiliates with small websites, and probably the easiest way for them to earn money.  In this affiliate marketing type, the merchant pays his affiliate whenever a visitor is referred to his site, that is whenever someone clicks through the merchant’s banner or text ads.  The affiliate gets paid a certain amount even if the visitor he referred does not purchase anything from the merchant’s site.  However, typical fees for PPC affiliate programs are small, usually not exceeding a dollar for every click.

Pay Per Performance (PPP)

PPP affiliate marketing is the most popular among merchant and is also the most lucrative type for the affiliates.  In this type of affiliate program, the merchant only pays the affiliate whenever his referral translates into an auction that is whenever the visitor he has referred actually buys something from the merchant’s site or when the visitor becomes a lead.  This means a lot of savings for the merchant.  On the other hand, it becomes the most lucrative type for the dedicated affiliate, for commissions in PPP affiliate marketing usually comes in the range of 15% to 20% of the actual product sales.

Pay-per-performance affiliate marketing can be further classified into two popular types: pay-per-sales (PPS) and pay-per-lead (PPL).

 Pay Per Sale (PPS)

In a pay-per-sale type of affiliate marketing, the merchants pay the affiliate a certain fee whenever the visitor he has referred to the merchant’s site actually buys something from the merchant’s site.  Affiliates are often paid on commission basis, although other merchants would opt to pay a fixed fee.  But no matter what the basis of the fee is, it is generally higher than the fee paid to affiliates in a pay-per-click affiliate program.

Pay Per Lead (PPL)

The pay-per-lead type of affiliate marketing is a slight variation of the PPS type and is often used by insurance and finance companies and other companies who rely on leads for their company to grow.  In this type of affiliate marketing, the affiliate is paid whenever the visitor he referred to the merchant’s site fills up an application form or any similar form related to the business of the company.  Compensation for this type of affiliate marketing is based on a fixed fee whose rates approximate that of the fixed fee in the PPS type.

Aside from these three specific types of affiliate marketing, a lot of other affiliate marketing types exist.  If the classification is based on the depth of the affiliate network, it can be classified as single-tier, two-tier, and multi-tier affiliate marketing.  There is also another type of affiliate marketing that pays the affiliate each time the customer he has referred purchases something from the merchant’s site.

Single-Tier, Two-Tier, and Multi-Tier Affiliate Marketing

These types of affiliate marketing are based on the different levels or tiers in the affiliate network by which payments are made.  In a single-tier affiliate marketing program, the affiliates are only paid based on the direct sales or traffic he has referred to the merchant.  All the previously mentioned affiliate marketing types (i.e. PPS< PPL, and PPC) fall under the single-tier classification.  In two-tier affiliate marketing programs, the affiliate is not only paid for the direct traffic or sales that he refers to the merchant’s site, but also on every traffic or sales referred by various other affiliates who joined the affiliate program through his recommendation.  Multi-tier affiliate marketing works the same way, although the affiliate gets additional commission for a wider number of affiliates in different tiers in the affiliate network. Residual Income Affiliate Marketing In residual income affiliate marketing, the affiliate gets paid not only once for every customer he has referred to the merchant’s site.  Rather, the affiliate is also paid whenever the customer he has referred returns to the site and purchase another product.  Compensation for such type of affiliate marketing is based on either sales percentage commission or fixed fee basis. The different affiliate marketing types would virtually work differently for merchants and affiliates alike, and each would generally have their own list of benefits.  Which type of affiliate marketing will work best for you?  It is not really for me to tell.  Rather, it is for you to choose which type of affiliate marketing program will suit your needs and characteristics best.