Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Join me in a new and exciting journey!

The past two weeks I've been a hermit. I am studying about Web 2.0. It is fascinating.

You know what? The Internet and the advertising world are morphing. Social networking is opening new and wonderful doors that lead to opportunities throughout the world, opportunities to change life as we know it on the planet.

In just two short weeks, I now have four new
good friends in other continents. We are all interested in how to connect with each other in the best way. I am discussing the idea of selling products with a fellow from India. We are working to figure out an affordable way to translate our blogs and websites into many languages.

I've found a secret door and I want to share it with you. I can accept three apprentices at this time. I will not charge you a dime to get in, but you will need to make a minor investment in the AWeber autoresponder that costs $170 per year (monthly plan of $15 is available). I will be intensively screening applicants since the demand is greater than my resources at this time. You must have the willingness to learn and be coached and the time to complete the internet tasks required.

Some things you will learn:

1. get people to contact YOU instead of the old, worn out way
2. build and manage a mailing list
3. write effective copy in the Web 2.0 world
4. rules for success in social network marketing

Contact me at wahmwed@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Here is a nugget of information you can use.

PayPal is more than just a payment processor!

I recently discovered a treasure trove of benefits offered by PayPal for businesses, including very small businesses or those who only occasionally sell items. Although I used PayPal to receive and issue payments for online products bought and sold, I was unaware of the opportunities PayPal has available for sellers through their Merchant Services Business Solutions. While Business Solutions has are many options, the one discussed here focuses on shipping to buyers.

Business Accounts: Website Payments Standard and Website Payments Pro

It takes only minutes to set up your account. Simply go to your PayPal account and click on Merchant Services. Then, depending on your business needs, you set up the account that best meets your needs. For those with occasional sales, the Website Payments Standard is probably an adequate mechanism to use for payment. It takes minutes to set up through PayPal. The Website Payments Pro version is for those who sell items on their website and accept credit card payment. There is no monthly fee, no set-up fee, no cancellation fee. You pay per transaction a sliding fee of 1.9% to 2.9% + $0.30 US dollars.

Your PayPal Business account gives you the ability to invoice your customer using the PayPal website, Quickbooks or Outlook, and accept secure payment through PayPal. Once payment is received, you will automatically be given the opportunity to print out a USPS postage-paid shipping label. Included, without charge, is delivery confirmation – worth 60 cents. All you need do is accurately weigh the boxed product beforehand, choose the type of mail delivery you want, and your printer does the rest. The cost of the postage is drawn from your PayPal Account. Simple.

What happens if your printer suddenly runs out of ink or some other immediate catastrophe? When prompted by the program, you cancel that particular shipping label and either reprint or begin anew.

Stay tuned for more Pay Pal secrets!

Greg Cryns
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