Every year millions of people come online to do shopping or research information. With currently depressing economic times people are running out of disposable income and are therefore looking to save money. The Internet, with its many great deals, has become a money saving shop for many people.With this rush of people to the Internet it continues to make good sense to start an online business. And as such many newcomers are joining the online business bandwagon.Most come with unrealistic expectations, thinking that you can do little work for big pay. While it is true that there are easier ways to online business success, it is false to think that you can make good money without some sweat. This article examines some of the problems that a newcomer may face and how to overcome them.The problems include…Easy MoneyAlmost all newcomers start out with the belief that it is easy to make money online. They hear about the Internet being the place for automated income-generating machines and think that they can just get in and start making a killing. You can make good money on the Internet, and if you know what to do it is dead easy. But you must learn the ropes before you achieve your success.Get Rich Quick SchemesNewcomers hear about get-rich-quick schemes the moment they step foot online and try to run an online business. The belief in getting rich quick makes them fall for scam artists who take advantage of our intrinsic greed and laziness in order to sell us shoddy products.HypeThe Internet is the nesting ground for hype or exaggerated remarks. Everyone is trying to get your attention, to get money out of your pocket. Newcomers fall for this hype without looking at the facts. The result is disappointment, especially when their belief in getting rich quick is not materialised in a product.Too Much WorkNewcomers, after realising that you must work for your keep online, become disappointed. They lose interest and abandon. Online business is only too much work when you keep taking the wrong turn every time. When you start out on the right path it is certainly work but not too much work.Not Enough TimeSome newcomers may not have enough time to devote to their online business. This is particularly true when you are combining it with full or part-time work. Then you must rely on ready-made semi or fully automated tools to speed up work on your online business. Even when you have the time it is always necessary to use tools to reduce your workload.Giving Up Too EasilyThis happens with lazy people, who want money but they don’t want to work for it. It also happens with people who approached their online business with false expectations, the expectations of having it easy and making a quick bug.High TechAn online business is a high tech business, but you don’t have to be high tech to run a successful one. Semi or fully automated software tools remove the complexity of running an online business so that anyone can succeed at it, if they have a winning attitude.IntellectualAn online business is an intellectual business. This means that there are always new things to learn when you start and run it. It doesn’t mean that you must be a powerful intellectual to succeed at your online business.Final RemarksThis article has examined 8 key problems that you can have when you embark on your online business. It has described the problems to some extent, but this begs the question of how you may overcome them to run a successful online business. After all, this is what you are interested in when you are thinking of starting up or when you are running a struggling online business. Basically, you want to start up on a sure footing or make sure that your next turn is not a faux pas.
If you want to expand your reach, then you need to grow your RSS feed subscribers. Make the right input and effort to market your RSS feed; this way, you can increase adoption and reach out to people with the message that your feed contains.Validating Feed
Ensure that the feed is formed appropriately. Improperly formed feed will not gain readership, and aggregators will not be able to compensate such RSS feeds. You can take advantage of certain desktop and web-based feed validation tools to ascertain if your feed is formatted appropriately or not. When you edit the feed, ensure that you invest few more minutes to validate the feed.Promote Your Feed Properly
When you do all that is necessary to promote your RSS feed properly, you will be rewarded with an increased number of people subscribing to your RSS feed. RSS feed requires promotion and marketing just like your website.The following tips will aid you in promoting your feed: RSS Auto Discovery-
The header of your web pages should feature RSS “Auto-Discovery” tags. A good number of people who read RSS feed have built-in tech that automatically detects feed. Ensure that your web pages have auto-discovery tags properly put in place. With this tool, visitors will instantly and automatically detect the availability of RSS for the content.
Submission to RSS Feed Directories-
Embark on submission of your RSS to different RSS search engines and RSS directories. A good number of visitors would scout feed directories to see if they can find topical feeds to suit their needs. You can attract new audience through this technique.
Your web page should feature a standard RSS feed icon which should also be visually appealing and easily noticeable. The placement of the icon should be above the fold on your web page. The essence is to enable a web visitor to instantly see the icon without scrolling up or down, right or left. Be sure that your RSS icon is linked to the feed’s URL. Ensure that the icon is spread all over the web pages so that a visitor can subscribe to your RSS from any of your web pages.
Alert Your Email List of RSS Feed Availability-
Where you have a recent email subscription list, don’t forget to notify your subscribers that an feed is available.
To help your site visitors subscribe quickly and with ease, provide a one-click subscription alternative to RSS feeds.
Spread the Message about the Availability of RSS Feed-
Employ every communication channel you’ve got to inform people that feeds are available. Integrate your RSS feed details in forum and email signatures, also include a ‘mention’ in your product or company newsletters.
Send Press Release-
Use a press release to announce the availability of an RSS for your website content. Ensure that you give details of the kind of information featured in it, and describe the benefits or assistance that the RSS feed will offer to those who are interested. Educate and Explain
Sinceit is still fairly new, not everyone knows what benefits it has, look for an avenue to educate and explain this technology and how it can be subscribed, to potential visitors. This can go a long way to substantially grow your RSS adoption.RSS Content
Feed content can be a wide range of things; there are useful tips to this effect; Captivating content –
Ensure that your content will compel subscribers to yearn for more of what you have to offer.
Your content should be focused –
Ensure that the feed does not stray from the theme, keep it specific and focused
New Content –
Create new content as regular as possible
Detailed Analysis –
Check logs to help you determine the topics that interest readers most so that you can expand on such segments by including extra items that take the topic to another level.
Avoid Ads –
It is important that you avoid inserting ads or content that is self-serving into your RSS. If you must advertise, do it sparingly and ensure that ads are balanced with quality content.