Monday, February 25, 2008

Install safe and easy shopping cart software

shopping cart software

The other day one of my clients wanted to have a customer friendly shopping cart software. The condition was to make the ‘experience’ real online for the customer who comes to shop at their website.

So, I suggested a wonderful website named: ashopcommerce.com.

The best part is that there is no special plug-in or programming / scripting required. There is no HTML knowledge or Rich Text formatting required. What is required is merely your website with your bank’s gateway to the server. They are willing to give support via phone, email, online chat whatever format is convenient to you.

- Fully customizable unique shopping cart theme editor
- 50 editable themes
- Columns editor
- Customizable template system
- Custom page creator
- Unlimited main / sub categories
- Integrated store search
- Customizable product display
- Large image views and auto thumbnail resize
- Supports all external web animation and graphic programs
- Splash homepage option
- Website table and columns background image upload
- Favicon.ico support

Tell me honestly what more does one need.

Read the product overview.

There are four types of options they provide by way of costing. It depends on what you are looking for. See here: http://www.ashopcommerce.com/g/11851/store-pricing.html

Now play 'safe' online casinos

online casino

When it is free time it is play time! And what's more if you are lucky and earn enough to just come back again and play!? Am referring to online casinos. But the trick is to get onto the website that is good, has good reputation and which you can trust.

Today online fraudulent cases are plenty that we all are well aware of. I have come across this wonderful site that actually shares with us a list and their people have reviewed the various online casino sites. Online Casino List.com reviews the best online casinos worldwide from literally thousands we've played at.

A team of 20 editors are reviewing top online casinos and rating them in terms of welcome bonuses offered, Payout time, graphics, game play, speed, security and many more.

By playing the casinos reviewed on this site will give you the best chance of finding one you're happy with in a short time. At a glance of our guides you can see most important features and information needed to start playing online with the best welcome bonus on offer. The detailed online casino reviews will give you a feel of our experience at each casino.

There's a great selection of formats available on the left column to help you find your favorite casino. Click here to view the full list of over 60 best online casinos.

They have facility to show which is the Most Voted Online Casinos.
Yes, this is a special facility which has got rating system to it. These are the top online casinos which have had the most votes, not necessarily good or bad votes, just a heck of a lot of them. This generally means that they have been around a long time and have many players.

You too can vote for any online casino in our casino review website, just click the link saying "Click here to Vote" on any detailed review page.

They also have Casinos with best bonuses.
Why not play at the casinos offering the best welcome bonuses industry wide. Here's a list of our reviewed online casinos offering the highest signup bonuses down to the least value.

be aware of each online casino terms and conditions before depositing your money though. Often it's not so easy to withdrawal winnings from a bonus offer than it is to play with it. It's all in fun though so chose a casino from our list to get the most out of your time gambling.

so go on and make an informed decision; click here: http://www.online-casino-list.com/

The fastest way to get paid for blogging

blog advertising is now one of the many ways to earn a little extra cash. Yes, I have come across this amazing site that enables you to earn via your own blog.

Yes, get paid for blogging. Write your opinion about people products, services and websites on your blog. Get paid weekly...

This site is called smorty.com

They have ready advertisers who are looking for YOUR BLOG. Their campaigns are available on daily basis.

The requirement comes right into your preferred email box - new campaigns are emailed to all suitable bloggers.

So go on…Make money from your blog by writing opinion articles about available advertiser campaigns. Yes, famously known as blog advertising Opportunities are sent directly to your personal admin panel and email account.

Turn your daily blog updates into money. Between 5 and 20 minutes of writing sends money directly to your PayPal account after posts are approved.

Select the subjects that interest you. Post in multiple blogs to earn more

Build interesting, unique content in your Blog…and get paid weekly by PayPal


Yes that is right - apply with multiple blogs to write more opinions and receive more payments. Get paid to blog weekly. Smorty is a service connecting advertisers with bloggers. Advertisers can pay bloggers to write opinion posts with links back to the advertisers site.

A little extra expense can always be met with. Specially phone and electricity bills. Today the net invites all kind of earning opportunities. If you can write a review of services, products, ads etc of around 60 words or more then you get starting earning money for your opinion. As a consumer reviewer you can earn money online writing reviews and opinions on such a wide variety of subjects it would be futile to even try to list them. Some sources pay per submission, others pay per hit your review receives or revenue generated, others have sweepstake rewards for regular writers. You need not be the skilled writer.

So click here and blog for money: smorty.com

Making prosperity feasible at business

Feng Shui is getting important. More so the corporate world is noticing it. For instance I understand that McDonald's California has tried the Feng Shui way.

The only familiar signs at the McDonald's in this large Asian community are the golden arches, the drive-through and the menu. Gone are the plastic furniture, Ronald McDonald and the red and yellow palette that has defined the world's largest hamburger chain. Leather seats, earth tones, bamboo plants and water trickling down glass panels have taken their place.

The makeover elements are meant to help diners achieve happiness and fortune - whether they realize it or not.

That's because the restaurant was redesigned using the principles of Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese practice of arranging objects and numbers to promote health, harmony and prosperity.

The concept is an unlikely fit with fast food. But the restaurant's owners say the designs are aimed at creating a soothing setting that will encourage diners to linger over their burgers and fries, and come back again.

The makeover is part of the attempt by McDonald's Corp. in recent years to remodel hundreds of its restaurants to attract more patrons with unique decor and amenities that might entice them stay awhile.

It also fits into McDonald's larger corporate practice of catering to local tastes, such as a fondue-style burger in France or a pita-wrapped "McArabia" sandwich in the Middle East.

So go on make your life simpler too…click here: Feng Shui & Astrology

Guiding Principles for Blogging it big and good

  • Be sincere
  • Focus on the individuals
  • Not all about you
  • Be part of the community
  • Everyone’s a peer

Strategy and Vision

Blogs are still just another piece of the corporate communications puzzle (although an increasingly important piece), so spending some quality time thinking about what you want to achieve with your overall communication strategy and how blogging fits into that strategy is a good place for companies to start. You don’t want to use your blog to just pimp your products or talk about press releases. A blog can be used for so much more. Think about the areas where you want to lead the industry and the topics that you want people to think about when they think of your company. Use your blog to become a thought leader in the industry by sharing your expertise on those broad topics that are important and relevant to your company.

Think about who should be blogging on your corporate blog. It is easy to pick your top 5 executives, and give them access to the blog. In some cases, they might be the perfect people, but they aren’t always the best choice when it comes to accomplishing your goals for the blog. Go back to your discussion about your strategy for the blog and the topics that you want people to think about when they think of your company or your products. Who in your company has expertise in those areas? Do you have someone with great ideas? Are there any evangelists or other employees passionate about those topics? If so, recruit those people to contribute to your blogs. Someone passionate and smart, but outside of the senior management ranks probably has more time to spend on the blog and might just come up with some innovative and interesting ideas.

You should also branch out a little into the realm of unofficial / personal blogs. Encourage your employees to have their own blogs where they talk about their areas of expertise.

Having a personal blog has a number of benefits, including giving us an excuse to learn and research new ideas.

Making it Happen

After the initial excitement wears off, it is easy for companies to neglect the corporate blog. We just forget to blog, and before long, no one has posted in a month (or two or three …) In some companies this isn’t a problem. If you already have a bunch of prolific bloggers neglect may not be an issue, but for the rest of you, and you know who you are, it really helps to have someone “in charge” of the blog. This person isn’t responsible for writing all of the content, but they can responsible for herding and nagging in addition to making sure that some specific strategic topics are being addressed on the blog

The Other Details

Blogroll. While the content of the posts is the most important part of the blog, do not neglect the other little details that can make a difference. Make sure your blog contains a blogroll linking to other bloggers you respect; not to have one is really bad form. Link to the people that you read, the other thought leaders in your industry, and other blogs that your employees write in your blogroll. This goes for your personal / unofficial blogs, too. All blogs should have one, and if you don’t want to put it in a sidebar, you can create a separate page devoted to your blogroll.

Sidebars. Spend some quality time thinking about your sidebars. Add items that make it easy for people to find older content on your blog: search, tag cloud, recent posts, popular posts, etc. Don’t forget to include links back to other key parts of your website including information about products, press releases or other news, and events where people can find you. Include some fun stuff in the sidebar, too (Flickr photos, twitter posts, etc.) Don’t let your sidebars get too cluttered, but do make sure that you include helpful, relevant, and interesting content in them.

Analytics. You will want to know how many people read your blog, and exactly what they are most interested in reading. Make sure that you install some kind of analytics package; for example, Google Analytics is free and easy to embed. This will tell you where your visitors came from and which posts they are reading. You can use this information to determine what people are most interested in. Don’t forget to also pay attention to your RSS feeds for those people seeing your content in RSS readers. Do not use your blogging tool’s default RSS feeds as your primary blog feeds. Always run them through a service that provides more information and statistics about who is reading your blog. Feedburner is a great (and free) tool to get more information about the people subscribing to your feeds.

Hopefully, these tips will help a few people make their corporate blogs even better. Keep in mind that you will make mistakes along the way. Learn from them, keep writing, and continue to make incremental improvements.

Corporate blogging is a complex topic, and there will never be one magic formula that applies to all companies.

Guiding Principles for Blogging it big and good

  • Be sincere
  • Focus on the individuals
  • Not all about you
  • Be part of the community
  • Everyone’s a peer

Strategy and Vision

Blogs are still just another piece of the corporate communications puzzle (although an increasingly important piece), so spending some quality time thinking about what you want to achieve with your overall communication strategy and how blogging fits into that strategy is a good place for companies to start. You don’t want to use your blog to just pimp your products or talk about press releases. A blog can be used for so much more. Think about the areas where you want to lead the industry and the topics that you want people to think about when they think of your company. Use your blog to become a thought leader in the industry by sharing your expertise on those broad topics that are important and relevant to your company.

Think about who should be blogging on your corporate blog. It is easy to pick your top 5 executives, and give them access to the blog. In some cases, they might be the perfect people, but they aren’t always the best choice when it comes to accomplishing your goals for the blog. Go back to your discussion about your strategy for the blog and the topics that you want people to think about when they think of your company or your products. Who in your company has expertise in those areas? Do you have someone with great ideas? Are there any evangelists or other employees passionate about those topics? If so, recruit those people to contribute to your blogs. Someone passionate and smart, but outside of the senior management ranks probably has more time to spend on the blog and might just come up with some innovative and interesting ideas.

You should also branch out a little into the realm of unofficial / personal blogs. Encourage your employees to have their own blogs where they talk about their areas of expertise.

Having a personal blog has a number of benefits, including giving us an excuse to learn and research new ideas.

Making it Happen

After the initial excitement wears off, it is easy for companies to neglect the corporate blog. We just forget to blog, and before long, no one has posted in a month (or two or three …) In some companies this isn’t a problem. If you already have a bunch of prolific bloggers neglect may not be an issue, but for the rest of you, and you know who you are, it really helps to have someone “in charge” of the blog. This person isn’t responsible for writing all of the content, but they can responsible for herding and nagging in addition to making sure that some specific strategic topics are being addressed on the blog

The Other Details

Blogroll. While the content of the posts is the most important part of the blog, do not neglect the other little details that can make a difference. Make sure your blog contains a blogroll linking to other bloggers you respect; not to have one is really bad form. Link to the people that you read, the other thought leaders in your industry, and other blogs that your employees write in your blogroll. This goes for your personal / unofficial blogs, too. All blogs should have one, and if you don’t want to put it in a sidebar, you can create a separate page devoted to your blogroll.

Sidebars. Spend some quality time thinking about your sidebars. Add items that make it easy for people to find older content on your blog: search, tag cloud, recent posts, popular posts, etc. Don’t forget to include links back to other key parts of your website including information about products, press releases or other news, and events where people can find you. Include some fun stuff in the sidebar, too (Flickr photos, twitter posts, etc.) Don’t let your sidebars get too cluttered, but do make sure that you include helpful, relevant, and interesting content in them.

Analytics. You will want to know how many people read your blog, and exactly what they are most interested in reading. Make sure that you install some kind of analytics package; for example, Google Analytics is free and easy to embed. This will tell you where your visitors came from and which posts they are reading. You can use this information to determine what people are most interested in. Don’t forget to also pay attention to your RSS feeds for those people seeing your content in RSS readers. Do not use your blogging tool’s default RSS feeds as your primary blog feeds. Always run them through a service that provides more information and statistics about who is reading your blog. Feedburner is a great (and free) tool to get more information about the people subscribing to your feeds.

Hopefully, these tips will help a few people make their corporate blogs even better. Keep in mind that you will make mistakes along the way. Learn from them, keep writing, and continue to make incremental improvements.

Corporate blogging is a complex topic, and there will never be one magic formula that applies to all companies.