I need some ideas to get my direct sales business of the ground.?

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Question by camillac1: I need some ideas to get my direct sales business of the ground.?
I just became a Body Shop at Home consultant and I really want to get started with a BANG any ideas for local and internet marketing ideas?

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Answer by editor@webwordslinger.com
Integrate your online and offline marketing to create a bigger presence.

Start by building a web site and listing products, prices, upcoming events, etc.

Next, add your site URL to all print advertising - everything from your business card to an invoice.

Look for synergies between marketing channels. For example, if you have a big, honkin' toll-free number (one marketing channel) on the home page of your web site (another marketing channel) you create synergy by making it easy for site visitors to contact you with orders (some folks don't like to give credit card numbers over the phone).

Create a billboard on MySpace and Facebook with links to your site and that telephone number.

Blog other health and beauty sites, creating links back to your site.

Hook up with parallel sites - sites that sell to the same market but don’t compete directly with you. Exchange links.

Free online webinars; upload product images to YouTube; get listed with dmoz.org; become an authority by answering questions on Yahoo.

All free, guerilla marketing and it doesn't take a great deal of time.

Best of luck with the site.
Paul Lalley
editor@webwordslinger.com

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I need advice on starting a new marketing company. Do I need to know HTML?

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Question by Branden S: I need advice on starting a new marketing company. Do I need to know HTML?
I am fresh out of college and I am looking to starting a marketing/advertising/pr and consulting company part time. I have the marketing knowledge, some photo shop and PR knowledge and I know the community that I hope to reach. My issue is with HTML and web design. I know that many companies are moving towards the web, but I have very limited HTML and coding skill.

Is it wiser to contract my web design work out to other companies and focus on the other intangibles or should I just suck it up and learn the coding needed? Also is it wise to seek out a marketing consultant for additional advice since I am starting a marketing company?

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Answer by ironbuddy
What I did was to buy a template website and then just edit it using Notepad; cheap, effective and very professional looking and you can produce a top class website in a couple of evenings of your spare time without buying lots of expensive software.

When you've done that and you need to look at promoting your website then Google for '5Day Traffic Makeover', again, this is a very low cost ebook with everything you need to get started cheaply.

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do i need to have internet at warehouse when placing camera?

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Question by onion rings: do i need to have internet at warehouse when placing camera?
do i need to have internet line in my warehouse if i am going to place a camera there so i can view it at my office ? or just to have internet at office only?

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Answer by mxxoxoxo
Yes. No other way to get a signal.You would need a way to bounce the signal and only some sort of Internet connection would work. You really need to consult with a installation company that handles this sort of stuff. You would want the camera to be able to send you a live signal all day, correct. I know someone that is able to watch their home from work but she has Internet connect both places.

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What kind of education do I need to become a Social media consultant?

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Question by Mickey Yoochun: What kind of education do I need to become a Social media consultant?
I was thinking of majoring in communication and media studies. Would that be a good major to have to become a social media consultant?

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Answer by Jesse Pinkman - Western Women! Wah!
That entire profession in one giant con requiring the use of no particular skill - you certainly don't need to know coding and programming.

I know a girl who does it and she got her degree in Marketing. That's a good idea because it's one of the easiest majors there is and it will be easy to maintain a high GPA.

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Why do we need intermediaries for marketing?

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Question by Heather: Why do we need intermediaries for marketing?
Don't they just add to the cost of distributing products to consumers? this is one of my marketing questions im confused on help?

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Answer by e_cool
Whether offline or online, if the consumer cannot find a place where he or she can complete the transaction, then regardless of the quality of the rest of the marketing mix, the marketing will be a disaster and sales will plummet. This is why channel management, especially the management of distribution channels, is crucial to those in marketing.

Unlike decisions regarding products, pricing, or promotion, distribution decisions require both intra-organizational as well as inter-organizational skills. The product's path to the market frequently involves interaction with external agencies or intermediaries that bridge the gap between the point of production and point of sale.

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I need help getting connected to the internet on my wii?

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Question by Gordog: I need help getting connected to the internet on my wii?
I don't have a router and I have insight broadband 10 megs internet. I have a modem and a wii. Can anybody help me?

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Answer by Ashton B
idk how
ihave wireless internet on my wii

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What skills do educators need to consult, collaborate & work in professional teams for serving students needs?

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Question by Angel: What skills do educators need to consult, collaborate & work in professional teams for serving students needs?
I could use some help with my first college paper. I am studying to be a special education teacher. This is our description of whats due..

Describe skills that you believe educators need in order to consult, collaborate, and work in professional teams for serving student's needs. Highlight these skills in the form a "job description" or "qualifications summary" that could be used to solicit applications for such a school position.

Any teachers out there with any info, please help.
Thank you, yes i am just looking for some help to get started.

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Answer by Whittney
1. As a future teacher, It is very important for you to answer this question from within yourself, but I will give you a few Ideas:
1. The ability to work well with others
2. flexibility ( expand on this)
3. Research skills ( come up with some specific skills like knowing how to access information from the internet or library)
4. Knowledge of IDEA 2004 ( e.g. I took such and such class in special education law)
5. I took such and such class in instructional stratagies for special needs students
etc.
This is no where near a complete answer, just a few tips to get started

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I need help with a social media project for a fake clothing store?

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Question by Danielle: I need help with a social media project for a fake clothing store?
I have to come up with 2 different facebook posts I could send out, 3 tweets, and a description of a pinterest board for my fake clothing company. It is for a social media class so the posts need to somehow promote the company or interact with the followers. What are some things you guys would post if you were the social media director?

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Answer by Labony
Dont use fake anything. Social media marketing is very important to enhance and support search engine optimization efforts as once a page of a site or a link is found by social media users, it can then go 'viral' pointing many links back to the website which in turn is seen as a sign of popularity to the search genies and giving a boost in rankings to the said site.

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How well do you need to know someone before adding them on LinkedIn?

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Question by hplss.rmntc: How well do you need to know someone before adding them on LinkedIn?
How well do you need to know someone before adding them on LinkedIn?

I was at a conference a few weeks ago and met a lot of people. Is it ok to add someone on LinkedIn even if I only met them once and maybe spoke to for half an hour? Can I contact people whose presentations I have sat through but I didn't talk to long?

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Answer by Smiling
Sure. Linked in is for building your business contacts. These are your business contacts.
Don't be upset if people don't respond. I'm not a fan of linked it, so sometimes it takes a long time for me to bother with signing in and approving people.

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