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Volume 1, Issue 3                     Dave Wray
Date: May 6, 2003                    webmaster@work-at-home-ideas.com

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1. Editorial: The Great White North.
2. Article: A Secret For Discovering What Your Customers Really Want.
                    -Karen Thackston
3. Marketing Tip of the Week: Respond Personally to E-mail.
4. Free Resources: Good Keywords
5. Q&A: Have any questions?
6. Marketer's Site of the Week: Yours could be here!
7. Feedback
8. Contact Work At Home Ideas

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EDITORIAL:
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The Great White North

Canada is COLD. How do I know? Well, I live in Edmonton, Alberta. It is Spring isnít it? I wish someone would tell that to the snow falling Outside! Yes, over the past 24 hours we have had 15 cm (6") of snow!

I always though the saying, "April showers bring May flowers" was true. How wrong again! Unless there are such things as snow flowers that is. Heavy snow in May does have itís advantages though.

How, you might ask? Being a work at home entrepreneur during the summer can be one of the Most difficult things. When you sit in your home office and look outside and see the sun, green grass and others having fun, you just donít want to be cooped up inside working on the computer!

So, when it snows in May, be thankful. But, if it snows in June, start to worryÖ even if you are from Canada! ;)

-Dave Wray

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ARTICLE
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A Secret For Discovering What Your Customers Really Want
Written by Karen Thackston

Doesn't it drive you crazy that people visit your Web site and then just leave? What are they looking for? What is missing from your site that they need? Here's a free way to find out.

During my last Web site renovation, I asked my designer to add a search box to the site. My thinking was that it would provide my visitors with an added convenience for finding the information they needed. However, I didn't realize at the time that these little boxes hold a terrific marketing secret.

The search box I personally use is provided free by Atomz.com However, it is what ELSE is provided free that really interested me. I can visit their site and view the search terms that my visitors are typing into the box. They also send me a monthly report detailing the phrases and words visitors have searched for. "So what", you might ask. This is an excellent insight into what others are hoping to find on my site.

Let me give you an example. So far this month the most popular search term recorded was "coaching". Evidentially, some visitors were interested in having me coach them on their marketing efforts. While I do offer consulting services, I am not a certified coach. However, based on the number of searches for this word, I may need to consider adding this to my list of services. If not, I would need to at least consider finding a viable marketing coach to work out a joint venture with.

The most popular search term last month was "business card designs". Again, I provide writing services, but not graphic design. However, this lets me know that I should find a business card design professional who will either work with me on a joint venture, or that I trust enough to refer potential clients to.

Another way to use the search results to your advantage is with selling ad space on your site. Just imagine the impact if you presented a potential advertiser with search results showing that visitors consistently searched your site for their product or service. It would be an extremely convincing argument!

There will be some people who don't understand that the search box is strictly to locate information on your site. You'll no doubt end up with unusual and unsuitable phrases that don't have anything to do with what you offer. Just ignore those.

But for the ones who leave you with little clues as to what they are looking for, be thankful! This is as honest and upfront as it gets. The research delivered to you from the site search companies can open many avenues of new product or service ideas for you to explore and potentially add.

Your customers will wonder how you became so in tune with their needs and you will be amazed at the increase in your business!

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Most buying decisions are emotional. Your ad copy should be too! Karon is Owner and President of KT & Associates who offers targeted copywriting, copy editing & ezine article services. Subscribe to KT & Associates' Ezine "Business Essentials" at BusinessEssentials-subscribe@topica.com or visit her site at: KTA Marketing.
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MARKETING TIP OF THE WEEK:
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Respond Personally To E-mail

You may be thinking to yourself right now, "What does he mean by responding to email personally"? Most of us would respond to email personally in everyday life, but many of us with online business just pop a personís email into an auto responder and leave it at that, letting the "machine" take over for us.

Whatís wrong with that? Well, if you have such a huge business that youíre receiving hundreds of emails per day, it may be a good idea. However, if youíre just starting out, a little human touch in your email replies can make all the difference in the world!

Many new entrepreneurs spend a few dollars for each new interested prospect. Spending that much money per person can really add up, and can you afford not to be a "real" human being to them? Hereís one idea that I use. If I receive an email from a person interested in my business or products I respond promptly to their email. In the email I donít push my products or business. Why? Because people do NOT like to be sold to right off the bat!

Within your email mention a little something about yourself, where you live and maybe mention a little something about where they live (if you have their location). When people trust you, you are more likely to make a sale. So, take an extra minute or two each email and make it personable. Because afterall, a real human being will be making the sale, not a "machine".

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Good Keywords

Are you selling a product or promoting your business on a pay-per-click search engine? If so, you know how important good keywords can be! Many keywords that you can bid for on these search engines can cost far too much. The software, Good Keywords, is free and will show you hundreds of good keywords that others may not even be using in their advertising campaigns! This could be the difference between you having to bid a dollar to only having to bid a few cents per keyword! To download this free software, go here:
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