Business Web Design Basics


Business Web Design Basics
– 5 Part eCourse covers some basic web design techniques that you can use to improve the look, function, usability and profitability of a business website.

The lessons are an introduction to the basic aspects of good web design and design criteria for attractive, functional and user-friendly business websites.

The lessons include Topics on
* Site Navigation * meta Tags
* effective use of Images
* Page design * Site Loading Time
* Site Maps * Monetization
* Search Engine Optimization
* and tons more.

PROs -Good basic design principles are covered including the Importance of easy Navigation, useful Content, Sitemaps, SEO and Building Search Engine friendly ages, and for Internet Marketers – Payment processors.  After completing the lessons, you will know what is necessary in a good business website.

CON. Although the course does a pretty good job of advising what to watch out for, and what to avoid, it doesn’t cover how to build a website.

It’s much easier to build a website today than it was just a few years ago. WordPress, Blogger and many more platforms are available for building your own site or for having a site built for you.

If hiring a webmaster is the route you take, after taking this course you will know whether or not your webmaster has done a good job for you.

But there is a lot more required for a successful business website today – especially since more than 50% of online visits to business sites are currently made through a mobile device – a whole new, and bit more tricky approach to business website design.

Register for the free eCourse here –
http://www.richardpresents.com/business_web_design_basics.html

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Mobile Computing – 5 part eCourse – If you have questions about taking your business to the next level – mobile computing – the answers you are looking for are reviewed in this free ecourse. Topics include benefits, possible disadvantages, competition and more.

There is a discussion on exactly what mobile computing is and what it can do for a business. Also reviewed is the emergence of Mobile Commerce and how it affects a business.

Some of the common myths associated with mobile computing that may be clouding your judgment are touched on. There is also a look at some of the disadvantages of mobile computing, so that you can decide whether or not it is a good fit for your business.

PRO – the course provides a kind of wake up call for businesses that haven’t paid much attention to the incredible strides of mobile technology.

CON – the impact of the course information could be more emphatic. It doesn’t mention QR Code advertising and smartphone apps.

Register for the free eCourse here –
http://www.richardpresents.com/mobile-computing/index.htm

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Bring Multimedia Into Your Business

Bring Multi Media Into Your Business
5 Part course – Adding Multimedia to your Website is easy when you know how.  The FREE eCourse lessons cover Simple Techniques that could Increase Leads and Sales.
Bringing multimedia into a business

The course suggests methods on How to Compete and grab a full share of attention online.

It presents techniques to promote a website, a blog, a business and its products using audio and video —

1. How to Add Audio to Your Site.
2. How to Add Video to Your Site.
3. How to Capture Attention Using Video Demos
2. Easy Multimedia Content – Interviews
3. Hosting Teleseminars for Traffic
4. How to Market Your Blog & Business With Videos
… and more

PROs – The course is well written and easy to follow, with enough ideas for any business person to understand and expand their use of dozens of
Multimedia techniques. Employing the suggestions and ideas should eliminate, or minimize time spent on a trial/error approach.

CONs – Hard to find anything negative in this presentation. It definitely contains an abundance of information – probably too much to assimilate and utilize without saving, even printing for ready desktop reference

The 5 lesson  eCourse registration page is available here –
http://www.richardpresents.com/multi-media-eCourse.html

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Our Second review for this blog issue covers a topic that most of us are  quite capable of performing – being polite. It might not always be easy, though, and this  eCourse has some suggestions on getting past those possibly embarrassing encounters.

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE
5 Day eCourse reviews how to be more successful in situations involving daily interpersonal contacts as well as working with business clients, leading to more personal success in career development.

practice proper business ettiquette

Each lesson is themed on a specific topic, all of which are expanded in the content material. The topics cover –

* proper workplace etiquette.
* proper phone etiquette during business related calls
* proper etiquette during a business meeting.
* proper etiquette during instant message (IM)
* proper business conversations.
* proper online business etiquette

PROs – Although much of the material covers what most of us automatically do to be polite and professional in our interpersonal contacts, there are some nuances that can be easily overlooked. They are highlighted in the course material.

CONs – There’s too much here  to be beneficial from a quick read-thru. As polite and genteel as most of us feel we are, a second read thru, even taking note of, and employing the subtleties could help enhance and polish our professional images.

Register for the  Business Etiquette Review eCourse here –
http://www.richardpresents.info/business-etiquette-registration.html

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eCourse Directory
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QR Codes for Businesses

QR Codes  for Businesses – 5 lesson eCourse – What they are, how to use them for your business to attract people to your store, your websites, in your personal branding and a lot more – and how to create your own QR Code –

ICANsiteRchardPresentsPROs – For the three-month average period ending in May, 2012,  234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices. Nearly 110 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in May, 2012 (up 5 percent versus February). The QR code images seen in so many places invite those smartphone users to Scan and click for the information behind them.

UPDATE Feb 14, 2014  
It’s currently estimated that there are over 1,300,000 androids, not counting iPhones, being  activated – every day – worldwide.
It’s also estimated that there are over 480 million Android devices. That’s an astounding number because it doesn’t even include iPhones

This course presents dozens of ways that businesses and marketers can take advantage of this awesome growth of smartphone users –  to promote products and services and to make it easier for those users to locate, and call for instant answers to their questions.  They key here is “Instant”

The course is well written and easy to follow, with enough ideas for any business person to understand and expand their use of this advertising and marketing method.

CONs – Hard to find anything negative about QR Code marketing. Success with this method  depends upon where the QR Code images are placed, and how relevant they are to the local targeted market.

All 5 sessions are available in one downloadable PDF file for $4.95 – a real time saver, and a handy reference.

The 5 lesson  eCourse registration page is available here –
www.richardpresents.com/QRcourseRegistration/qr-course-registration.html

The Consolidated total course in one  PDF file is available here –
www.richardpresents.com/order_complete__qr_code_for_businesses.html

Get your own personal QR Codes and Smartphone APPs to send business to your websites, blogs and store, including a personal Virtual Business Card, all Free, and receive chances on winning an iPad Mini – www.123response.com/ar/t.php?id=558

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 Garage Sales Profits – FREE Seven (7) Complete Lessons. How to plan, organize, find inventory, and make some Extra spending money with your own “Super Garage or Yard Sale”

There are several choices available for getting rid of unused things. Clothes, toys, shoes and books can be donated to charity or thrown away in the trash.

However, there is a better option which can earn the owner additional cash in a short time.

Many people get very excited about garage sales as a type of alternative shopping. Professional buyers even look out for garage sales to make sure they’ll be the first ones to find worthwhile and valuable treasures – possibly for them to resell on eBay.

PROs – there are enough ideas in this course to maximize the money realized from a well planned and operated Garage or Yard sale. Good advice, too, on avoiding many of the potential problems with local authorities and the more aggressive experienced Yard Sale shoppers.

CONs – the total eCourse  is spread out over nearly 2 weeks – probably too long for first time or lessor experienced families to properly plan and execute a really successful sale, especially if they are conducting a community selling event.

Register for the  Garage Sales Profits eCourse here –
http://www.richardpresents.com/garagesaleprofitscourse.html

The complete eBook “How to Make Money from Garage Sales”  available at
www.RichardPresents.com/MoneyFromGarageSales
is a much quicker resource and future handy reference Guide.

PLUS – there’s a BONUS SHOPPER’s GUIDE included in the Garage Sale Guide ebook.
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Looking for more eLearning sources? Here’s a link to a short video covering much of the available lesson material at the RichardPresents.com eCourse Directory
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Profitable Pinterest Promotions

Profitable Pinterest Promotions – 5 loaded lessons, where you’ll discover how to pin images and photos from the Internet, computers, smart phones and from inside the Pinterest network using this popular Social Network site to promote your business, and have fun doing it.

PROs – well written and easy to follow,  and with the rapid growth and sky-rocketing popularity of  Pinterest, it’s even fun trying all of the tips and following all of the instructions.

CONs – focused mainly on business promotion, but still with enough How-to-do-it  advice to use Pinterest just for sharing and fun.

The 5 lesson  Course registration link is available here –
http://www.richardpresents.com/PinterestEcourse/index.html

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2nd Review  – Antiquing for Beginners – 5 Part eCourse. Avoiding beginner’s mistakes – When it comes to antique collecting, the more knowledgeable you are, the better the chance of finding valuable items. The lessons include Tips for Attending a Live Auction,  How to Value Your Collectibles, Buying Collectibles on the Internet, insights into taking the best care of your antiques.

There is also a bonus eBook on Antique Furniture available from within the lessons.

PROs – there are enough ideas, tips, and solid advice here to paint the broad picture of understanding and collecting a variety of antique items without making serious mistakes.

CONs – the total eCourse  is spread out over about 2 weeks – probably sufficient time to absorb the basics of  understanding what’s actually taking place  at auctions – but not really enough knowledge to make any serious buys. That would require more hands on experience.

Register for the “Antiquing for Beginners” eCourse here –
http://www.richardpresents.com/beginners-antiquing-course.html

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http://www.richardpresents.com/eCourse-Directory-video.htm

Changing Careers eCourse –

Changing Careers eCourse –

Many people don’t like their jobs – it’s part of being in the working world. Even people who claim to love their jobs still have days when the thought of going to work is just too much to bear. However, the truth is that you just may be on the wrong career path if your level of job satisfaction is less than what it should be. This guide is in 7 Parts and touches on these important aspects of considering a career change –

Part 1: Should You Make a Career Change
Part 2: SWOT Analysis
Part 3: Picking the Right Career Path
Part 4: Opportunities Available
Part 5: Saying Goodbye to Your Old Job
Part 6: Finding and Getting That New Job
Part 7: Turning a Hobby into a Career

Starting with keeping a daily work journal of what is good  and wasn’t so good about a job, through to considering turning a hobby into a new career, the course material prompts some serious thoughts and self examination.

Changing a job or career due to normal burnout, disenchantment, or other self important reasons isn’t to be taken lightly. This eCourse prompts many of the imprtant considerations and provides a reasonable check list to avoid  the possibility of a Career Change Disaster

Here’s the course Registration link
http://www.richardpresents.com/changing-careers-registration.html
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This week’s second Review –”The Importance of Building Relationships with Your
Readers” –  dozens of vital things that can be done to build trust – 10 Lessons

Creating relationships and making friends
Why are Relationships with Readers Important for Internet and other marketers? How do you build trust with others? You get to know them and find out what they are all about. It’s easier to do that face to face, yes, but it can also be accomplished in cyberspace if you are willing to work at it. But, why do any of that anyway?

Readers, site visitors, and the people who walk into brick and mortar stores
1.  have friends.
2.  have money.
3. represent a portion of the population.

Whatever their connections, they can be useful to you in building a better business.

PROs – This course covers some rather importanrt topics –

● Why Trusting Relationships with Readers are so Important
● Why you should visit their Blogs
● How to Take Genuine Interest in your Readers
● How to Connect through a Business Blog
● How Newsletters can help
● How to enhance Reader Trust
● How Social Networking works in Creating true Relationships
● What you can learn from Reader Surveys
● The Importance of outstanding  Customer Service
● Why concerned follow-up helps to Cement Powerful and Long
Lasting Relationships

CONs – lesson delivery varies between 2 and 3 days – and stretches the total course study to nearly a month. We’ll encourage the eCourse author to change delivery to a 2 day cycle for the 10 basic lessons.

Register here –
http://www.richardpresents.com/building-relationships-registration.html

For NEXT WEEK we’ll select another Internet Marketing related eCourse to review, and also one of general interest, maybe like landscaping, more on gardening, whatever –
Please bookmark our eCourseblog so that you don’t miss any of our reviews.
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Social Media Marketing Review

This week we’re going to take a look at a subject that can be a bit confusing for many beginning Internet Marketers – Social Media Marketing

Social Media Marketing eCourse –    10 lessons  start with an Introduction to Social Media Marketing and cover ‘some’ of the Social Media Sites on the Internet. The lessons review how you can  Boost Business Profits  with sites like Twitter, facebook, StumbledUpon, Digg, and the latest hot and fast growing site – Tobri.

The activities and growth of Social media are continuously developing so rapidly that it’s difficult to stay abreast. This course, although it covers many of the Social media sites, does not touch on the latest developments, but does provide beginners, and even more experienced Social media buffs with a broad background to help them get onboard the Social Media express.

Do you remember when businesses, small and large, focused lots of time and energy on advertising? When nearly all businesses placed an ad in the local Yellow Pages? Social media is the Yellow Pages on steroids!

Through social media, you can market your business and services worldwide, educate consumers, receive feedback from customers, run special promotions, provide coupons to targeted audiences, and more. AND YOU CAN DO SO EASILY AND AFFORDABLY. The power of social media is almost limitless for small and large businesses.

There are dozens of social media sites all of which have unique features, users and possibilities for marketing a business. In this 10 day e-course, you get an overview of the top social media sites and ways that you can use each site to promote your business. The social media sites included are:

• Twitter
• Facebook
• LinkedIn
• Digg
• StumbleUpon
• Squidoo
• Ning
• YouTube
•  Tobri

Like any marketing or advertising campaign, it’s important to start with the end in mind. So before you jump on board with any of the social media sites, the eCourse authors recommend that you spend time developing a social media strategy that will help you achieve your goals.

Check out the Social Media Marketing eCourse here ->
http://www.richardpresents.com/social-media-ecourse.html
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This week’s second Review – Antiquing. When it comes to antique collecting, the more knowledgeable you are, the better the chance of finding valuable items. It’s always best to educate yourself and these 5 FREE Lessons will help you get started with tips like these –

Tips for Attending a Live Auction
How to Value Your Collectibles
Buying Collectibles on the Internet
Taking Care of Your Antiques
Can You Profit From Antique Collecting?
And More –

The course has a lot of material that will be familiar to experienced antique collectors but will really help the beginner avoid  some of the potential pitfalls they will face when working with antique dealers and auction houses. It’s certainly not a complete education in “Antiquing”. There are. however links in the lessons leading to much more sophisticated and advanced considerations, like restoration, pricing, bidding, etc.

It’s a fun type eCourse.
http://www.richardpresents.com/beginners-antiquing-course.html
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