Posted on November 21, 1998
================================================== The Add Me! Newsletter *** ISSUE #6 *** "Free tips for promoting your website" Add Me, Inc http://www.addme.com ================================================== .................................................. November 21, 1998 Newsletter #6 This week's article: We All Start Somewhere... .................................................. Message from our Sponsor: Now that you've registered your site, you're almost ready to start taking orders. Next, you need to accept credit cards. Charge.Com lets you take MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover. They have the best rates, over 95% of applicants are accepted, and there's NO APPLICATION FEE. To apply right now visit http://www.charge.com/?addme6 .............................. *************************************************** The Add Me! Newsletter is a brand new high quality newsletter created to help everyone promote and market their website. The Add Me! Newsletter has currently over 100,000 subscribers. Want to submit an article for this newsletter? Go to http://www.addme.com/list.htm Hope you'll enjoy it! *************************************************** .....THIS WEEK'S ARTICLE..... We All Start Somewhere... ========================= There is a great misconception that anyone with a website has massive knowledge of the web. I, for one, held that notion for over two years. But the fact is that when you begin a page to page search of the web you begin to see that the majority of sites are hosted by a smaller circle of webmaster firms or home based design company's. Which brings me to my point. Far too many folks are exactly like I was. Intimidated by the entire web page making process. And completely overwhelmed by the vastness of the huge black hole that's called The Internet. So much so, that for two years I only used my web host connection to get email. I place myself in the category of overwhelmed and underknowledged. Having just introduced myself to my first computer in January 1995, I felt totally helpless in the foreign cyber world. And visualized myself making every error known to man. Whenever I could finally overcome my anxiety and get on the internet, I could picture myself blowing up my computer or crashing through the back door of the secret service or maybe even something worse. It was this exasperating fear of the unknown that kept me from even considering making my own presence known on the web via my own website. Then came spamming. (I neither condemn nor condone). And many new offers and options started showing in my email. Some of them offered free web page sites. FREE??? Never heard of such. You just don't get free things anywhere. But there it was...advertised day after day. FREE!!! So, I finally took the plunge. And after a couple of hours I was able to see my own creation sitting right there on my screen. Crude, yes. Simple, certainly. But it had color and moving flashing things. And most importantly...it was mine! =================================================== Sponsor Message: !!! BOOST YOUR WEBSITE TRAFFIC TO AMAZING LEVELS !!! Visit GetHits, the number one source for website submission! To submit your site to up to 500 search engines and directories, go to this URL: http://www.addme.com/gethits =================================================== Since that time I have toyed, made, remade, and destroyed hundreds of websites. And spent countless hours inventing ways to create the different look or feel of a page. Mostly, for a year I spent my time with visions of creating my own personal world of wealth with some fantastic website offer that the world just couldn't refuse. Then one day (last April) in my home library (everyone knows where a man's home library is) I had a thought. Why not become a classifieds reseller? Everything I needed was already available on the web. And for the first time in 3 years I developed a small home business that made an instant profit. (You can see a sample at: http://buynbart.hypermart.net/BnB.htm) Suddenly I saw myself as some sort of webmaster. Confidence exuded from my pores. With each waking day I knew that I had created my own success on the web. I had learn how to take from the internet. Now what? Well, with my newfound success I had gained the time and bravado to really go looking through this wondrous WebWorld. And what did I see? A whole new trend of goodwill and giving that I immediately realized I wanted to be a part of. The web had silently become an open-armed society with so many webmasters freely giving away their fantastic secrets and talents of making the complicated look simple. Invaluable things that only a year ago would have cost a vast fortune. Now being freely placed on websites and in newsletters (ezines) at little or no cost. For all to see, have and use. Things such as where to get hundreds of free page backgrounds and graphics. Where to get professional advise on script writing and advertising. Advise on how to market - what to market - and even where to market. (Some major corporations pay hundreds of thousands for this professional advice and services. Yet, here it all was - on the internet - for free.) Even fantastic tools for creating banners, animation, chat areas, and search engine/link submissions, low cost merchant account handling (visa/mastercard) and shopping carts. With a minimal search effort you could find just about anything necessary to operate a business or personal site. And like I said, the bulk of it is FREE!. This new trend of giving and sharing has become the greatest wave the WebWorld has ever seen. Completely different than the dog eat dog outer world. The WebWorld is showing the true spirit of human kind. A world of caring and sharing. As I said before," I wanted to be a part of this great feeling of giving." And while in attempt to do this, I have run across so many wonderful people and places that the free site creation I was developing took about 3 times longer than I anticipated. Why? Because you get so many new ideas and opportunities coming at you, as you open each new website door, that your mind can hardly focus on what you originally came to the site for. Is this a burden or a blessing? Well, I'll say it to you this way. Nothing on this earth beats an open mind. If you can allow yourself to freely float through the never ending delites of creative endeavors that the millions of sites offer in the web. You are guaranteed to find your interest and desires fulfilled. And you will gain all the knowledge you'll ever need to become a top webmaster with your own personality displayed for all to see at your site. And if you are looking for a way to create an additional income but don't have the resources or funds to build your own special business...then look at the various reseller (also known as affiliate and associate) opportunities. They have already done the hard work by finding a product that fills a need. All you do is help promote it and bingo...you make money! Then again, if you have the time and resources to promote your own special product(s) or service, you will find every tool from credit card handlers to mass promoters, ready and willing to help you get your new business off to a running start. And the great thing is that regardless of your personal status...the web puts you on equal grounds with the largest companies and corporations. Because time and again it has already proven out that the personal touch works better on the web than the greatest advertising site ever made. So, if you are one of those backwards folks (like I was) and are still standing silently in the background looking out in wonder and amazement at the beautifully displayed talents of others... then come out of your shell . Punch up your search engine and get going. Look up banners, credit cards, cgi, web hosts, chat room, composers and any of a hundred other things that will give you all the information you need to be the greatest webmaster of all. Look up and subscribe to ezines and newsletter that offer your thousands of dollars worth of professional insiders tips and talents. Join host groups and chat areas that deal with internet marketing. And use free facilities like my site that offers links to help you create and promote your site. Get the spirit. Get the guts. And get involved in this electronic unity of mankind. Take your first step now because never in history has there been such a tremendous opportunity for the individual to be a part of the whole. The web has made it all possible. Good Luck! ------------------------------------------------------------ Dan Adams, Mktg. Mg. Buyers n' Barters -Virtual Office at: http://www.myfreeoffice.com/buyersnbarters/ Free Webmasters Tools: http://members.xoom.com/bnb/TOP.htm ------------------------------------------------------------ ================================================== The Add Me! newsletter is a free newsletter distributed weekly by Add Me (http://www.addme.com), the most popular website promotion engine on the web, and it is 100% FREE! If you received this newsletter it is because you subscribed to it through the Add Me! website. If you know anybody that you think would be interested in receiving this high quality newsletter, feel free to forward this email to that person. The contents of this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Add Me, Inc. 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