Turnkey Internet Businesses

It’s becoming a very popular resource today to seek out pre-built Internet businesses, purchase one you feel you might be successful with, and then start promoting your new found venture in the hopes of generating an income from online sales.

But, there are a few things you should be aware of before you simply find one that looks hot to you, purchase it, and then spend your hard earned money promoting it and hoping to make a few sales.

Here are a few pointers you can keep in the back of your mind while you’re looking for and investigating a nice turnkey Internet business opportunity to get you started in your own online business.

  1. What Options/Features Come As Standard Add-Ons With Your Turnkey Business? This is one area that is easily over-looked by many people. They find a turnkey online business that looks like something they would be interested in promoting, but they forget to read the fine print of the deal before they purchase. Here’s a few basic features that should come as standard add-ons with your turnkey business: a) If you’re selling a downloadable product or products, your turnkey business system should come with an automated delivery system built-in. Just think about this for a moment. You purchase your new turnkey business system, start promoting, and low and behold, it becomes very popular very quickly. Problem is, you’re constantly sending people download links because your turnkey business doesn’t come with this feature already added in for you. So much for all of the free time you were hoping to have after starting your new online business. b) Regardless if you’re selling a downloadable product or one that gets delivered to your customer, it should contain some type of a shopping cart system built-in. One of the most frustrating things you will find as you grow with your online business is at some point in time you’re going to realize the importance of having your customers contact information so you are able to market to them again successfully. By providing a simple PayPal type purchase button on your web pages, you’re not, in most cases, going to receive enough information about your customer to ever really successfully market to them again. But, if your turnkey business system has a way of capturing all of your customers information before they’re sent to an online merchant service such as PayPal for processing, you will have all of this info at your access, whenever you might want it again. A good turnkey Internet business system should have this ability built-in as standard equipment.
  2. Does The License That Comes With Your Turnkey Internet Business Allow You To Upload And Use It On More Than One Domain/Hosting Account, And Can You Alter It Anyway You See Fit? This again is one of those areas that unseasoned online business people will simply overlook because they do not have the experience to look for this option. You should look for an turnkey Internet business where the license that comes with it allows you to use the system on as many different domain names as you like, and for whatever reasons you like. Also, make sure that you are allowed to add other products to the system, remove what is included, alter not only the website itself, but the products that are included if you need to. It won’t be long before you find other niche markets that you’re going to want to start marketing to, and if your turnkey Internet business system is set up right, why not use it for these new niches by simply changing the content and product(s) offered? Make sure the license allows you to do this.
  3. What Kind Of Support And/Or Training Is Offered? You should also look for some type of training and make sure you’re going to be able to receive support when you need it. Make sure that there is at the very least a dedicated support email address, if not a phone number where you can call and speak to someone who can answer your questions clearly. It’s always best if you can find a turnkey business system that offers dedicated training for the product or products that it is set up to sell. One sure fire way to know if something has the capability to be sold successfully online or off, is if there is an extensive training program either included or at the very least, can be purchased as an upgrade to your package. If training is offered, then there must be enough experience with the product(s) offered to know that they can help steer you in the right direction to start generating sales.

Summary:

Remember to look for these basic elements to make sure you can have the greatest chance at success before buying your next turnkey Internet business system:

  1. Automated Product Delivery System.
  2. A System To Grab All Of Your Customers Information Such As: email, full name, address, etc.
  3. Ability To Move, Alter, Use Multiple Copies Of, And Change Your Business As You See Fit
  4. Offers Support And/Or Training For The Products You Will Be Selling

If you follow these basic guidelines, then you should be on your way to online business success with your next turnkey Internet business.

Int ernet Banking Security

In such a way ended University of Michigan (USA) group of researchers in head of Professor Atul Prakash. He and his postgraduates Laura Falk and Kevin Borders examined 214 credit finance organization web-sites over a period of 2006.

The results have been submitted on July 25, 2010 during symposium devoted to practicable confidentiality and security in Carnegie Mellon University.

Listed design defects are not related to program errors and they cannot be recovered with a “hotfix”. The core of the issue is in the site structure and its whole planning. Widespread error is the placement of registration and authorization strings on insecure pages. One more issue is the absence of motivation that can hold any user on the page to make a lead. According to professor Prakash, many banks still have the same issues.

“To our wonder, design defects were so popular that we can meet them even on sites belonging to very big banks, – tells Prakash. – We concentrated our attention on those occasions when users tried to be careful but site structure made impossible to choose the right decision from the security point of view while Internet banking.”

These defects leaded to the “holes” in security system which can be used by hackers to get clients’ private information and get an access to their accounts.

University of Michigan website listed five main design errors that should be fixed according to professor Prakash on each banking website:

1) Authorization pages are not properly secured with SSL

This issue has been noted on 47% of all banking websites. If a hacker will use this defect, he can retarget inputted data or create a fake page to receive bank clients’ personal data. Moreover, hacker has an excellent opportunity to do man-in.the-middle attack when user can see the same URL but the page is changed to hacker’ fake page. Even very watchful users can be trapped.

The solution – use SSL on pages with confidential information. User can identify a secure page which has -s after http:// i.e. https://

2) Contact pages are not protected with SSL

This defect had been seen on 55% sites. Hackers can change contact details to collect a personal information of every client who have contacted them. Clients believe that all the info on site pages is true, that is why Professor recommends website owners to place the contact information on the page secured with SSL protocol.

3) The gap in the chain between a bank and its “Trusted” partners

When a bank has a deal with third party organizations, it just sends a client to another site with another domain name. About 30% of banking sites do like that. Here a bank should inform a client that he/she will be redirected to a trusted partner page.

4) The usage of weak login and password

Some American banks allow the usage of email or social card number as a login name. It is easy to remember for a client but it is also easy to crack for a hacker. One more common error is the lack of politics concerning password creation or the allowance of weak password. There has been figured about 28% of all banking sites that allow such logins and passwords.

5) Confidential information distribution with the help of unencrypted Email messages

The important information (password or abstract of account) sent by Email was not protected in 31% of banking sites.

Talking about the abstract of account, it should be noted that banks did not inform a client about the form of the abstract (i.e. it is an abstract, a link to it or just an alert informing the user that an abstract is ready). The usage of Email except an alert seems to be not a good idea for American experts.

The Truth About Making Money By Buying Successful

You have probably seen a lot of websites that simply seem to desperate trying to make you buy some “magic formula” from them, that will make you incredibly rich and you will not even have to work too much for it.

What could you possibly buy for 21-49 usd that can bring such great wealth so fast (according to them, you can start making this kind of money in 30 days)? Why do they go through all the trouble of creating a website, and in some cases, paying for hosting and domain name just to make you rich since they are already extremely wealthy due to their incredible programs?

Have you ever noticed how similar these kind of sites look? Take a look at some sites of this type and analyse them carefully.
They contain lots of huge fonts and bold text, highlighted titles with strong vivid colours and a lot of bad taste.

All of them contain “testimonials” from people who have used their system, and look how thankful they are! (lol). One other thing that will not be missing no matter what, is the statement where they can not stress enough to make you understand how crazy they are for giving you the opportunity to become rich for this small amount of money. You will feel like you are even crazier not to take advantage of this “unique” chance. Also they do not forget to let you know that they will raise the price pretty soon (lol). Just have patience and come back to that web page after a few weeks and see what happened; either the site will be gone, or the price will still be the same.

There is a lot more to say but I am going to add just one more thing: most of these sites have only one looooong page (hmmm… I wonder why).

I am sure you are wondering by now, how can this be possible. Basicly what most these sites are selling is the the actual template of that specific site, which by the way, they guarantee you that is so “proffessionaly designed” that it can sell anything from “successful systems” to ebooks and revolutionary drugs.

Don’t be fooled by the fact that they will give you some marketing and maintenance tips and, in some cases, some software (like autoresponders for example)
that will help you organise your “business”. These are just for distracting your attention from the real thing. You have just bought a site template for a price somewhere between 21-49 usd.

You may be telling yourself “ok, but 21 usd is not so much for a template that guarantees my sales”. Totally wrong! It doesn’t guarantee you anything! The quasi-success that they have is due to the fact that they are based on a lie and they speculate your desire of making more money with less effort! From a designer’s point of view, those templates are obsolete. They look like the first websites that were ever published on the internet (and that is because most probably they are that old).

What I have written above was strictly related to a certain type of sites. However, there are some others on the internet that are more polished and they may even look proffesionally designed. No matter how tempting they may seem, keep in mind that they may be based on the same concept.

The main idea is that if someone is asking you to buy something like this, promising you that you will be rich shortly after that it is most probably pyramidal scheme and you will find yourself in a position where you will have to tell the same lie (that you are extremely wealthy due to this program) and hoping that some day you will make a decent profit. However, there are some guides out there that are also are for sale but their purpose is to give you practical indications on different aspects related to the “home based business” concept (how to develop an online store, choosing your isp and your hosting package according to your needs, explaining terms like “SEO”, etc.) that may prove useful, but you must know that none of them are guaranteeing you great wealth. You should be able to find all this info for free though, if you search the internet for it. It is up to you if you have the patience to do a research on the subject, but before deciding to buy something like this you must first know what you are spending your money on.

Benefits of Digital Information Products That Make Starting an Internet Business

Selling digital information products is one of many businesses a person can make a lot of money from. Others include network marketing, having a brick and mortar business, playing the stock market, and a plethora of other opportunities out there. However, there are a number of reasons why the info product business is actually the best business model to pursue. This article will 5 of those reasons in order to give you a clearer picture of the landscape.

1. One of the greatest benefits of starting an information product business online is the low start up costs. Start up costs include a hosting account, which is about $10 a month, and a domain name, which is about $10. It is also a good idea to get an email auto responder account such as Aweber, which starts out at about $19 a month. So for less than $50 dollars you can start a business that can make 6 figures or more. This is unheard of in the world of brick and mortar businesses.

2. Another benefit of selling digital information products is the very high profit margins. You don’t have to pay for supplies or rent, so pretty much every dollar that you earn from sales is pure profit. The only major expense you’ll have is advertising. This is because you only pay one time to have the product produced, and then you never have to pay for it again.

3. You don’t have to worry about storing lots of items in your home or renting warehouse space to keep items you sell. If you sell physical products you have to worry about drop shipping, or housing products in a warehouse or your own home. Digital products are stored on computers, so they don’t take up any space and you are free from the hassle of shipping items and worrying about warehouse space.

4. Putting your income on autopilot is a since with an info product business. You can set up your website and sales system so that people come to your website and buy items 24 hours a day, and this can all work even if you are away from the computer on vacation.

5. Free advertising is a reality when selling digital information products as well. There are methods such as social media and article marketing which enable you to promote your product aggressively even if you don’t have any money.