Showing posts from March, 2008

Are you getting enough subscribers to your business mailing list?

Hopefully the answer to this question is YES!

Starting and maintaining a subscriber list is important to your online and off line business. How else will you keep in touch with your customers?

Do you want to let them know of new and updated information about your business? Of course you do. That is why having a sign up form for subscribers to join is imperative to your business.

How do you get them to subscribe?

You need to have a subscriber's opt-in list to get your subscribers to sign up. Place your email list sign-up on your homepage and other appropriate pages of your site. Whatever you do, don't hide it! Make it easy for site visitors to find and join your email list. Place it prominently on your site/blog.

Once you receive there email addresses, treat them like gold. Confirm that their personal information will not be sold or traded and explain that they can decide to "opt-out" of further communications at any time.

You may also want to place a "join our m…

Which business is right for you?

The choice of choosing which business is right for you can only be yours. No one can make that decision for you. Careful financial planning is essential in the final business decision.

Consider the following factors as you are trying to decide which area to pursue:

1. Suitability of your skills

Your personality is an essential part of any business. Don’t choose a business in which you will not feel comfortable actively promoting and operating. Choose an area of expertise in which you can use all your past experience and skills, or an area in which you can upgrade your knowledge until you are an expert. If you don’t like dealing with people, perhaps you shouldn’t start a business at all.

2. Financial limitations

First, decide on your budget for the business investment, start up capital and operating capital. If you have less than $10,000, you may have to consider a service business, multilevel or network marketing, or perhaps a partnership with an associate. However, if your finances are in…

Latin Recipe ~ Passion Fruit Bread Pudding

(Budin de Pan con Parcha)

This traditional bread pudding with a touch of passion fruit is simply irresistible... I hope you enjoy it!!


* 1 pound sliced white bread, cut into small cubes
* 1/2 cup of golden raisins
* 4 eggs
* 3/4 cup of evaporated milk
* 3/4 cup of milk
* 3/4 cup of sweetened condensed milk
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 cup frozen passion fruit juice concentrate, thawed butter to grease a 9 inch baking pan.

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine the bread pieces and the raisins in a bowl; set it aside. In a separate bowl, mix all of the remaining ingredients well. Pour over the bread, making sure everything is well combined. Grease the baking pan and pour the bread mixture into it. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool at room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving, or overnight if possible. Server 12 to 15


How To Please Your Website Visitors!

So which is more important, to please the visitors or the search engine spiders? The unequivocal answer is to please the visitors. What good is a site that attracts spiders but not actual people? And what good is a site that only attracts some visitors but not search engine spiders?

In this article, we will go over writing content that interests and pleases both your readers and the spiders.

So how do you write content that pleases a visitor?

First, stick to writing content that is relevant to your site. That means that if your site is about Rock music, you should not have any content about dogs, as that only makes your site look bad and repels visitors.

Second, write content in an easy to understand, conversational format. Do not use big, fancy words just for the sake of looking smart or pleasing search engine bots. I can't count the number of times I've visited a site with content that is so hard to comprehend that I do not wish to ever come back to that site again. You want to …

Dos and Donts Guide to Great Web Design!

In this post Professional Web Design company Chromatic Sites talks about the Do's and Dont's guide to great web design!

When followed, the guide will prove to be quite a valuable web design resource. From the inexperienced to the experienced, this guide has something for everyone.

The Process of Great Web Design

Just to make sure we are all on the same page, lets begin with the basic definition for "web design". According to Wikipedia, web design is:

"a process of conceptualization, planning, modeling, and execution of electronic media delivery via Internet in the form of Markup language suitable for interpretation by Web browser and display as Graphical user interface".

The process of web design can be compared to the process of writing a research paper. In the conceptualization/planning stage, flowcharts (the outline) are created which illustrate the navigational structure of your website. In the modeling stage, static wireframes are created (the rough draft) …

Starting a profitable home-based business

Now a days, its getting extremely hard to make ends meet with just one income. Therefore, more and more people are looking into the possibilities of starting their own home based businesses to generate that extra income. However, you will have to evaluate for yourself whether a home-based business is the ideal situation for your needs, because working from home is not for everyone. There are many advantages to working from home, the main ones being:

* Low overhead

* Home-office tax deductions

* Flexibility of hours

* Safety in inclement weather

* Security, peace and quiet

A home-based office eliminates much of the overhead expense of a business. Your home office incurs expensive operating costs just like any business. The beauty of a home-based office is that a portion of these costs can be claimed on your income taxes. The flexibility gained in a home-based business makes them very attractive to parents of young children. If you are too ill to work, you rely on your voice mail or take the …

Latin Recipe ~ Meat Turnovers

Pastelillos de Carne

This dish is known as empanadas throughout the Latin America, and pastelillos are street food on the Isla (Island). Traditionally, it includes beef fillings, seafood, and cheese. These are eaten as snacks or appetizers. Taste fabulous with a side of garden salad.


1 pound frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 cup Basic Beef Picadillo
1 egg, beaten

Preheat the oven to 375F. Roll the dough 1/8 inch thick and cut out circles about 4 1/2 inches wide. Fill one side of each circle with 1 1/2 tablespoons of picadillo.

Brush the dough edges with the egg. Fold and press the dough to form a half moon and place on an un-greased sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

Makes 10 pastelillos...enjoy!