Help! I've Got Internet Marketing Information Overload

Do you ever have the feeling of information overload? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed at that overstuffed inbox, or feel like you will never know enough to succeed in your internet marketing or home business? Every day you are bombarded with new information, emails to read and answer, new reports and e-books to download, courses to purchase, training to work through, information for affiliate programs you have joined, forum posts to read or the next "guru "telling you that you have to buy their great new product.

If this is a problem for you, you are not the only one! It is very common for people to feel overwhelmed when they try to start their own internet business or get involved in internet marketing to make some extra money online. I felt the same way when I started out over three years ago. The good news is that this feeling will lessen over time. Now and then I still feel that old familiar feeling of information overload sinking in, but it certainly not as severe as it was when I first started out.

Here are a few tips to help you get on your way to feeling like a normal person again …

(1) Accept that you can! Will never know everything. You do not need to know everything about internet marketing and it is illegally that you ever will. Your knowledge and skills will increase over time naturally, but do not beat yourself up about your lack of knowledge. Take a deep breath and do not allow yourself to feel overwhelmed or in a panic about this.

(2) Keep your Inbox Organized – this is very important. In the information age we are bombarded by emails. Some emails are for us to read only and others are from people who often expect an immediate reply. The best thing to do here is to create folders in your email program for different types of emails. For example I have folders for receipts, invoices, download links, affiliate program communications, login information etc. When you are reading your email you can file emails into folders instead of feeling the need to read them instantly. For example you may have just joined an affiliate program and they are sending you information by email. You may find this information useful in the future, but you are not ready for all these tips at the moment. If this is the case just file these emails in a folder and study them at a point in the future when you are ready.

(3) Keep a To-Do list – it is always helpful to put together some sort of plan or "to-do" list. I have a master list with everything that I want to do in the long term and I also have a list of things that I would like to do in the near future, for example, in the next week or fortnight. If I think of something new, which is not urgent I add …

Purchasing Computers

I am looking for new computers for a graphics company. There are many features that I will be evaluating, like memory, and storage space, and much more. There are a variety of price levels that I have been given to evaluate. I am going to start at the low end of each computer manufacturer first and go to the highest level. I am going to compare all of the features of a couple of manufacturers on each level. They will also have advantages and disadvantages to each system that I will discuss.

The first models of computers will cost less than one thousand dollars. The model of this computer is HP Pavilion Elite e9250t and a Dell Studio XPS 8000. One of the downsides to this computer is it comes with Windows 7, which is a new platform. This operating system may have to be downgraded for more security. I may be able to negotiate with either company to install Windows XP on all of these systems for better reliability and security. One of the disadvantages with Dell is they only offer a one year warranty while HP offers a two year. Although, this service would probably only be used for hardware breakdowns because of the computer knowledge already within the company. The processors are both the same i5 processor with great speeds. While the graphics cards are both High-definition quality, which is very good for a company producing logos, the hard drive vary quite a bit. HP offers a free upgrade from the 650 gigabyte to a 750 gigabyte and Dell is only offering a 500 gigabyte hard drive. This makes a big difference when stocking graphics on the hard drive because they can take up a lot of space. Especially, when you are working with business logos – they want quality work. The HP computer also offers 6 Gigabytes worth of memory and Dell only offers 3 Gigabytes. This is a huge difference in the amount of memory these systems offer. I would want to have more memory when it comes to working with graphics. Well, you are probably wandering the exact prices on both machines. They are neck and neck pretty much. The HP priced at $ 999.98 and the Dell came in a little cheaper at $ 979. Then you are probably wandering if this includes shipping. Well, we got lucky because shipping is free. Even though HP is more eXPensive, it would be better to have more memory for this company.

The next systems I will be evaluating will be bit more expensive, but have more features. The system will cost in between $ 1000 to $ 1750. I will be sticking with the same two manufacturers, Dell and HP. The model of HP computer is e9280t and the Dell is the same model with a few upgrades. The upgrades I decided to make will make a big difference for this company. The HP computer has a faster processor by .20 Gigahertz and they both …

Web Design Made Easy

When my first domain went live in 1997 things were very primitive. Coding had to be learned and designs were basic. Over the years since my now many sites are still plodding along as they are mainly text with a few images. The development of my first one went on for some years and grew into 20 or more pages. Over that time much has been learnt and companies now offer pre-loaded designs with easy to do graphics.

What my sites have that they don’t offer, however, is originality. Because they are basically my own designs from scratch and the coding is a little complicated nothing in the lists of pre-designed pages comes even close to them.

They are my sites done my way and easily recognisable by any viewer as such. They stand apart from the mob and will continue to do so for many years to come.

When my son required a site and he had no former knowledge of designing a web page he turned to a company who supplied him with everything. He developed the site and had it up and running in around 24 hours after the domain name was propagated. He thinks he is a genius and has even done one for a company that paid him for it.

Things have certainly come a long way and the thrill of being online with a site that expresses your brand and allows interaction with its visitors is a dream come true. In the 90’s the most you could hope for was supplying an email address for feed back.

Along with the articles I write now and the huge quantity of material published under my name it is always on page one of Google, and probably other Search Engines. This is the other goal of good web design as the more pages and the more links the higher it is rated. That means you are more likely to be seen when someone puts in a key-word that leads back to your topic.

Whatever one puts on the web the times have certainly changed and the miracle of the Internet has strengthened. With people now graduating in IT and computer science there are a lot more great things to come.…