How can I get my website recognized by the search engines for free

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So you’ve got your website built but it doesn’t appear in the search engines even for your company name. Why not? Many new website owners think that once they upload their site to the net it will instantly be recognized by the search engines. This is not true. The search engines find your site through links. For example if CNN links to an article on your web page you’ll instantly receive thousands of visitors because they get redirected through the link on their site.

Should you submit your website to 1000s of search engines and directories?

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Article Writing – How to Write an Article Without Getting Distracted

Have you sat down to write an article only to get so distracted you still don’t have it done by the end of the day?

It leaves you frustrated because article marketing is the life blood of your online business. It attracts visitors, builds backlinks and boosts your web site rankings in the search engines.

Top 7 tips for eliminating article writing distractions

1. Clear your mind

It’s hard to start writing when your mind is cluttered up with thoughts going in all different directions. Close your eyes and visualize a beautiful, peaceful place in your mind. It could be a calm sea, a beautiful garden whatever calms your mind. With a clear mind thoughts will flow a lot easier.

2. Choose the most creative time of the day

This is different for each person. The morning is the most creative time for me before I delve into all the tasks for the day. If I leave my article writing for later saying “I’ll do it after I get all these tasks done”, it never gets done. If you haven’t discovered your optimal time to write try writing at different times of the day or night to see what time is the most productive.

3. Clear your desk

Have you heard the phrase “out of sight out of mind?” A cluttered desk makes it difficult to concentrate because it grabs your attention. It you clear your desk of clutter it will help you to focus your mind on the task at hand.

4. Turn off alerts

This means turning off your cell phone, email notifications or any other device that makes a noise and grab your attention. When you answer a client’s call or instantly respond to an email it interrupts the flow of your thoughts and may take 10-15 minutes to refocus your thoughts again.

5. Write from an different location

If you find it difficult to write from your home office, try another room in the house, sit outside or go to an internet cafe. When I go to an internet cafe it enables me to focus on one thing only…writing the article.

6. Handwrite your article

I wrote a whole article on a piece of paper while waiting in the doctor’s office. There’s something about writing your on a piece of paper that helps you to easily create an article. Try it…you may be pleasantly surprised.

7. Use a timer

Setting a time limit to write your article helps focus your thoughts and attention. You’ll be surprised how much writing can be accomplished in 30 minutes or 1 hour. I simply write the start time on a piece of paper then start writing. Starting is the hardest part but once you get going time goes by very fast. Another idea is to use an online stop watch such as

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Online Business Ideas for Kids – Benefits

Have you thought about teaching your kids how to start an online business?

It’s crossed my mind many times during the growth of my children but I’ve always put the idea on hold because I wanted them to first interact with others (especially adults) in a physical location such as a store or restaurant.

Today is my son’s 15th birthday so I decided to revisit this topic.

The only job he ever got paid for outside our family setting was cutting the neighbors’ lawns. It made him good money but fizzled out in the winter (even though I suggested shoveling snow or racking leaves in the autumn).

This summer he wants to have a job that he can work at every day however I told him he needs to be procative because more qualified people are taking the jobs normally filled by students.

Benefits of kids starting an online business

1. Provide beginning business skills

Business skills are not normally taught in school until college so why not jump start the learning process and make money as well. Making money is a great incentive for kids to start an online business.

2. Teach personal responsibility

Apart from doing chores around the house an online business is another way for kids to take personal responsibility for the actions they perform to achieve the goals they want to attain.

3. Provide funding for college

College tuition is increasing every year and it won’t be long before your teenager is off to college. Starting an online business now may defray some or all of the costs of tuition down the road. It will also be a confidence booster for your kid. If successful at an early age he or she may become a very successful entrepeneur.

4. Transfer video game skills to entrepeneurial skills

Most kids these days are very skillful at mastering online games. They easily spend hours in the virtual world mastering online games. Instead of getting frustrated at all the time spent on these games transfer your kids’ skills to online business building?

By introducing the idea of starting an online business they may like it especially if they can use the money to purchase items they want but couldn’t afford before.

When it comes to raising kids I you want to expose them to many things. You never know what may peak their interest. For example I’ve exposed my kids to many sports however they only liked 1 or 2 of then so far.

Why not introduce them to starting an online business now?

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