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Forum: Website Development 23rd July 2008, 10:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,582
Posted By foxdmatt
Ruby on Rails would work for you. Hire a...

Ruby on Rails would work for you. Hire a programmer. Also I believe some Java Script would be in order too.
Forum: Ecommerce 2nd November 2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,862
Posted By foxdmatt
There are tons of ways to drive traffic to your...

There are tons of ways to drive traffic to your site. Pay per click, SEO work, contributing to forums like this, article writing, networking, organizations in your field, media releases, even post...
Forum: Ecommerce 2nd November 2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,528
Posted By foxdmatt
I have found that by offering your customer more...

I have found that by offering your customer more choices in how they access the data they seek the better your sales. Offer products as downloadable, as web pages, as CD's or DVD's, as web...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 2nd November 2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,001
Posted By foxdmatt
Microsoft Office live has a bunch of newsletter...

Microsoft Office live has a bunch of newsletter templates you can alter as you wish. Downloadable and available to save as a file.
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 2nd November 2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,088
Posted By foxdmatt
I would contact a list broker. A list broker will...

I would contact a list broker. A list broker will rent you a list of names, between 3000 and 10,000 names, usually costing between $500 and $2000 and run your email campaign for you. From the...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 5th September 2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,068
Posted By foxdmatt
Copywrite is simply an issue over ownership. If...

Copywrite is simply an issue over ownership. If in the original contract it is written that the copyright will be "assigned" to the client, this will be done as per the contract, with the client now...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 5th September 2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,589
Posted By foxdmatt
In response to Logan's post, I don't believe the...

In response to Logan's post, I don't believe the second partner of a "share a booth" deal should ever expect to be equally promoted by the host. If the original contract included both partners, then...
Forum: Website Development 4th September 2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,701
Posted By foxdmatt
O.k., I have had it with Front Page. I have had...

O.k., I have had it with Front Page. I have had the time to play with it and try to "get it". I have gotten it alright. It is a complete waste of time. I hate it too. Thanks for all your input,...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 3rd September 2006, 01:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,664
Posted By foxdmatt
Taylor, When people say to work for 5 to...

Taylor,
When people say to work for 5 to 10 yrs, they mean you need some seasoning, some education about marketing, sales, leadership, communication skills built for a variety of audiences....
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 3rd September 2006, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,260
Posted By foxdmatt
If I were you, I would compile a quick book. Ask...

If I were you, I would compile a quick book. Ask the kids or the parents for a short blurb, something heartwarming. Collect them into a "Chicksoup for the soul" type of book. Build a site. Promote...
Forum: Trade Shows, Conferences & Expos 30th August 2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,589
Posted By foxdmatt
Share a Booth at Trade Shows

To help a new business gain exposure and create additional sales but keep costs down, consider sharing a booth with another company and split the costs. What do you think?
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 2nd July 2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,266
Posted By foxdmatt
Be a travel photo journalist! Write a book with...

Be a travel photo journalist! Write a book with lots of pics about places you have been. You can write it from several different angles, as a travel guidebook, as a travel log, as a "my point of...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 10th June 2006, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,077
Posted By foxdmatt
Your choice of incorporation also matters on the...

Your choice of incorporation also matters on the taxation. If you are going to incorporate as an S corp, then you will have flow thru taxation which means the business losses you plan to incur the...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 15th May 2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,130
Posted By foxdmatt
Thanks everyone, and Kevin I appreciate the...

Thanks everyone, and Kevin I appreciate the definition. Let's make sure I understand. A parasite would be a program, or lets call it an unethical advertiser ,that drops nasty cookies behind forcing...
Forum: Website Development 13th May 2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,701
Posted By foxdmatt
I am currently learning to code but it is slow...

I am currently learning to code but it is slow going for now. You know how starting a new business is, work on this and work on that. We are all generalists, I just am personally interested in the...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 13th May 2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,625
Posted By foxdmatt
Thanks Jennifer, that is the one I will use.

Thanks Jennifer, that is the one I will use.
Forum: Selling Ad Space 12th May 2006, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,234
Posted By foxdmatt
JD Frazer has a good book that would help you...

JD Frazer has a good book that would help you with this too. "Money for Content and your clicks for free". It'll give you a pretty good in depth chapter or two about it. Some good links too, if I...
Forum: Selling Ad Space 12th May 2006, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,964
Posted By foxdmatt
Sounds great, you can use Basecamp.com for a...

Sounds great, you can use Basecamp.com for a database site or just email the materials through a file if you trust each other. It'll work if the sites are related but don't compete directly, have...
Forum: Selling Ad Space 12th May 2006, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,473
Posted By foxdmatt
Here in the U.S. it's basically the same. I would...

Here in the U.S. it's basically the same. I would have my lawyer write up an offer or acceptance contract. You state the terms. Try for a longer term if writing new deals is a problem. Your the...
Forum: Selling Ad Space 12th May 2006, 10:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,314
Posted By foxdmatt
Just a thought, but have you asked a business if...

Just a thought, but have you asked a business if they would like to advertise on your site? This will give you the control over the price and type of ads you run. I would approach a car rental...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 12th May 2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,625
Posted By foxdmatt
Thank you for the tips about guru.com and...

Thank you for the tips about guru.com and quickbooks. I have been thinking mostly about quickbooks as the one for me. I will ask my CPA for his advice too. Now, anybody use the brokerage account for...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 7th May 2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,130
Posted By foxdmatt
What does "parasite free" mean?

Kevin, what do you mean "parasite free"? I have seen this in other posts but have not found a definition. Can you explain what that means?
Forum: General Small Business Issues 30th April 2006, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,625
Posted By foxdmatt
thanks for your thoughts

Torka, you are one sharp cookie, I have read some of your other posts to form that opinion along with your reply to this. If you don't mind I would like to do some business with you soon. I am not in...
Forum: Website Development 30th April 2006, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,701
Posted By foxdmatt
thanks for your thoughts

Actually, I bought Front Page already and just want to learn the basics (or more) about web page and site building so I gain some knowledge. I heard of Dreamweaver and didn't find it at Best Buy. I...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 30th April 2006, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,130
Posted By foxdmatt
Kolimbo and Google Adsense...do they actually pay anyone?

Kolimbo is an affiliate program that helps land more affiliate programs. They are a network I guess and still haven't earned a dime after a few months and a bunch of click throughs. AdSense is a...
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