We have been in business since 2007 servicing the small to medium sized business market in web development. In 2008 we began losing a large portion of our work to overseas companies in India, Pakistan the Phillipines etc..
In order to compete and remain profitable we searched for a solution. Some of the main issues with sending work overseas is time differences, language barriers, inneficent systems and the lack of customer service.
Since we are located in Southern California, we began to look at Mexico as an option. We began farming work to developers in Northern Mexico in late 2008. We were very surprised at the level of understanding and competence demonstrated by Mexican developers. The hourly rate for developers is 60 - 70% less than an equally qualified US based developer with similar skill sets. We opened a development office in Tijuana, Mexico in January 2009.
We currently have a staff of 10 full time developers, designers and programmers. We are unable to keep up with demand. Our main advantage in the marketplace is cost! We also offer several other key benefits compared to competitors overseas:
No language barriers, most of our staff are fluent english speakers
No time difference, our west coast clients have 0 time differential.
High Level Work, our programmers are experts not students.
Excellent Service, we have staff dedicated to customer service.
I started the company, financed its growth to this point and now would like to take it to yet another level. The company is pre-incorporation and equity positions are available. ROI would be outstanding.
Looking to raise between 100 and 200K
If you are interested in technology and the web based service industry, send me a private message. Thanks for reading.
I also have read the 4 hour work week...great book. I run an internet marketing firm and have done so full time for over 4 years. I always run into opportunities and look at each one carefully. Recently I became a Template Monster affiliate. Template Monster sells website templates online. I have purchased a couple for clients in the past and found that their templates are high quality, well designed and SEO friendly.
The best part of this business is that it requires very little effort. Once you sign up for the program, all you need is a domain name and your off making money. Template Monster pays 20% commission on all sales. There is no inventory, dealing with clients or anything else. Your only responsibilty is driving traffic to your new website.
They even provide you with a 100% functioning e-commerce website...FREE. My only cost was the $7.00 a year I spend for my domain name, I dont even pay for hosting, I get it FREE through GoDaddy.
Here is a link to my website that was given to me by Template Monster ( they offer about 20 different styles), find the "become an affiliate" link and it will provide you with more information about the program.
I hope this was helpful and good luck!
Ok.....we all know that for most website owners the purpose of having a website is to make money. Either by generating leads for your business or making sales online. But how do you make the most of the visitors who happen upon your page? For those of us in the Internet marketing business we call this website monetization.
The key to any good website and its ability to make money is traffic. You MUST have visitors in order to consider monetization. Step one to any good online venture is making sure that you can drive traffic. Start with making sure your website is optimized for search engine results. Next, utilize EVERY other tool for driving traffic: blogs, e-mail marketing, pay-per-click, social networking etc.....
Google offers a way for you to place sponsored ads on your website realted to your websites theme or products. Signing up is free and Google does a good job walking you through a step by step process to get started. Once you place the ads on your website, you will be paid a percentage of the pay-per-click cost everytime someone clicks on an ad on your website. You must understand that this is no way to get rich quick and each click might pay you pennies, but pennies can ad up.
Here is a link to the Google Adsense page:
Affiliate Banners and Text Links:
We have all seen them, the large flashy banners on websites we visit. These banners are usually placed on websites through an affiliate program. By owning a website you are automatically considered a "publisher" in the eyes of the Internet world. Publishers can choose to become an affiliate for companies looking to capitalize on your websites traffic. There are many affiliate websites that will give you as a "publisher" the option of accepting affiliate offers. You simply find companies that offer affiliate banners that would be applicable to your website, apply to their program, and if approved, receive the banners to place on your website. Some companies have instant approvals and others require a mannual approval and they will look at your website and make a determination. You will be paid according to that companies offer. Most will pay a commission on a purchase or pay you per lead. So everytime someone clicks on a banner or text link and makes a purchase or subsribes to an offer, you get paid. Many savvy internet marketers make a living through affiliate marketing. Here is a good place to start, but do your research.
We have a client that runs a regional portal based website and wanted to make more money from their website traffic. He was used to making a couple bucks from his Google Adsense campaign and wanted a better monitazation option. Here is his new website where you can see an example of a site that is Monetized.
Monetizing your website can make sense and making money always makes sense! Hope you found this post helpful and.........GO GET IT!!!!!
googleguy12/11/2008 10:56 PM
Well video email does not automatically launch. You have to push a play button that launches it.
We have used it for a few clients successfully and the results were very positive. I wish I could post a sample of what we did here, but I cant. Here is a link to a company that specializes in it and will send you a sample video email. I have personally never used them but it gives a good example:
I think I will post a sample of what we did on our website. But it may be a while. Hope you found this helpful.
There are soo many factors to consider with SEO. The goal of course is to generate traffic to the website. The more traffic, the more sales.
What is required for your site is a full analysis. What are people searching for your product most likely to type into Google or any other search engine? How do you rank for those specific search terms, and how can you improve your position?
Most people will find what they are looking for on the first page of results and are unlikely to look through 20 pages to find you. So knowing where you rank is very important to know.
Looking at your site, there are a few things to consider:
1. You have a decent page rank on Google. That is a good start. You can capitalize on that with the right strategy.
2. You have 0 (zero) back links. These are other sites that link directly to your site. You must invest in a good backlink building strategy.
3. Your page descriptions are not SEO friendly.
Overall, I would recommend you consult with a professional. There are many of us listed in the marketplace section of this site.
Hope this was helpful and .......GO GET IT!!!