Looking for an Express Courier in New York

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If you live in or around New York City and want a parcel or package delivered quickly then you need an Express Courier, maybe even one that offers overnight delivery.  The express delivery service usually comes at greater expense than your standard courier service but there are times when you need your delivery to reach its destination by a certain time no matter what.  Some Couriers in NYC specialise in express courier delivery.

Imagine the size of the United States.  Now imagine that you want to send a package from New York City to San Francisco, and it needs to be there by the following day.    New York Express Couriers can make this happen. 

When agreeing to a courier job, the express courier company needs to consider the amount of time left in that delivery window, and so will normally provide cut of times when they accept deliveries of this nature.  Parcels to different destinations will usually have different cut of times.

If parcels are sent over a longer distance thant just around the block, then the chances are that they will be sent via air, which again is a very good explanation for the increase in costs.  It costs a lot more to send a parcel by plane than it does by pushbike!

Some smaller courier firm’s piggy-back the larger firms when it comes to express delivery.  This means that you will deal face to face with the courier firm you ‘think’ is sending the parcel but they will in fact pass the parcel on to another company for the actual shipment.  Some larger courier firms actually have their own fleet of planes and vehicles and the smaller players in the market sometimes take advantage of these.

Of course, Express Couriers don’t only deliver nationwide around the states.  They also deliver in and around New York City.  If you have a parcel of package that needs to get to its destination by the same day then most Couriers in New York City will be able to help you.    Some of the smaller couriers in New York are known as ‘Personal Couriers’ and they will wor closely with clients to ensure that their packages reach their destinations on time.  This is usually done by push bike, motorcycle or van – it really depends what the distance of the delivery is and how bad the traffic is! 

Personal Couriers enjoy good relationships with clients as they usually deal with them on a regaular basis.  You also find that customers find a courier that they can trust and they stay loyal, sometimes for life.

  

Resource

AtoZ Couriers specialise in the New York Courier market, providing courier services to the Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

AtoZ Couriers: ‘Big enough to Cope. Small enough to Care’

Visit the AtoZ web site at http://www.atozcouriers.com

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Source by Mark Sheldon

Google Go Vs Objective C

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1. Introduction

The significance of language for the evolution of culture lies in this, that mankind set up in language a separate world beside the other world, a place it took to be so firmly set that, standing upon it, it could lift the rest of the world off its hinges and make itself master of it. To the extent that man has for long ages believed in the concepts and names of things as in aeternae veritates he has appropriated to himself that pride by which he raised himself above the animal: he really thought that in language he possessed knowledge of the world.” Fredrick Nietzsche.

Every computer programmer has few comments on how his programming language of choice is the best. There are common attributes that most programmers want, like an easy to use syntax, better run-time performance, faster compilation and there are more particular functionalities that we need depending on our application. These are the main reasons why there are so many programming languages and a new one being introduced almost daily. Despite the large amount of interest and attention on language design, many modern programming languages don’t always offer innovation in language design for example Microsoft and Apple offer only variations of it.

It is not too far in the history when C stepped into the world of computing and became the basis of many other successful programming languages. Most of the members of this family stayed close to their infamous mother and very few managed to break away and distinguish themselves as an individual being. The computing landscape however, has changed considerably since the birth of C. Computers are thousands of times faster utilizing multi-core processors. Internet and web access are widely available and the devices are getting smaller and smaller and mobile computing has been pushed to the mainstream. In this era, we want a language that makes our life better and easier.

According to TIOBE Index, Go and objective C were amongst fastest growing languages specially in 2009 and Go was awarded “Programming Language of the Year” in the very same year. TIOBE obtain its results on a monthly basis by indexing. Indexing is updated using the data obtained by the links to certified programmers, training and software vendors. This data is assembled for TIOBE via the Google, Bing, Yahoo, Wikipedia and YouTube search engines. The results was more predictable for Objective C as it is the language of the iPhone and Mac, and Apple is running strong in the market. However, this result gets more interesting because it has not been long since the technology darling introduced her own programming language called GO.

2. A Little Bit Of History

Go’s infamous mother Google has dominated search, e-mail and more. So the introduction of a new programming language is not a shocker! Like many of Google’s open source projects, Go began life as a 20 percent time project which Google gives to its staff to experiment, and later evolved into something more serious. Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike and Ken Thompson started its Design and Go was officially announced in November 2009, with implementations released for Linux and Mac OS platforms. Google released Go under a BSD-style license, hoping that the programmer’s community will develop and build Go into a viable choice for software development. At the moment, Go is still very young and experimental. Even Google isn’t currently using Go in large scale production of applications. While the site that’s hosting the code is running a server built with Go as a proof, the primary purpose of the release was to attract developers and build a Go community around it. Despite its uncertain status, Go already supports many of the standard tools you’d expect from a system language.

Objective C In contrast has a longer and broader history. Today it is used primarily on Apple’s MAC OS and iPhone. Objective C is the primary language used for Apple’s COCOA API. Objective C was created by Brad Cox and Tom Love in the early 80s at their company StepStone. In 1986, Cox published the main description of Objective C in its original form in the book “Object-Oriented Programming, An Evolutionary Approach“. Since then, Objective C had been compared feature for feature with other languages, and now it is Steve Jobs’ language of choice.

There are many aspects that contribute to the design, and success or failure of a programming language. In this article, I attempt to give a general comparison of these two arguably very important languages of the future.

3. General Comparison

These days, the world is full of programming languages and they are becoming more and more general and all-purpose, but they still have their specializations and characteristics, and each language has its disadvantages and advantages.

Languages can generally be divided into many different categories. The following Table isn’t a complete list of all the possible comparable features. Features which were thought to be of somewhat more importance in comparison of the two chosen programming languages were selected and a brief explanation of each one is given.

3.1 Paradigm

Objective-C is an imperative object oriented language, meaning objects can change state. Objective-C also gives you the full power of a true object-oriented language with one syntax addition to the original C and many additional keywords. Naturally, object-oriented programs are built around objects, so in Objective C, objects are the roots of everything. A class is used to produce similar objects, called instances of the class. Classes are used to encapsulate data and methods that belong together. Methods are the operations that Objective-C applies to data and are identified by their message selectors. Objective-C supports polymorphism meaning that several classes can have a method with the same name. Also Single Inheritance is used for code reuse. The closest that can be achieved to obtain multiple inheritance is to create a class with instance variables that are references to other objects. However, the Objective-C philosophy is that programmers do not need multiple inheritance and it discourages it.

In GO things are a little bit different. The Go designers selected a message-passing model to achieve concurrent programming. The language offers two basic constructs Goroutines and Channels to achieve this paradigm. In their design FAQ, Google writes that GO is and isn’t an object oriented language! Although Go has types and methods and let us simulate an object-oriented style of programming, there is no type hierarchy. Lack of type hierarchy makes “objects” in Go to be much more lightweight than object in Objective C. Go utilizes an innovative approach to objects and programmers are not required to worry about large object trees. Since go isn’t a truly object oriented language, a programmer can solve the problem in whatever way he wants and still enjoys the Object Oriented-like features.

I can’t really think of any object oriented language which does not have a hierarchical inheritance mechanism. But for those who do have it, it seems to create a better model for flexibility and reuse. Absence of Inheritance in Go is interesting indeed! As far as I remember, Inheritance has always been taught to me as the punchline of object orientation. The reality is that inheritance is not the only possible mechanism for reuse in object orientation. Composition arguably is a more powerful mechanism for sharing behavior than inheritance.

Object-oriented programming became very popular specially in big companies, because it is suitable approach for the way they develop software and it increases their chances of successful project using teams of mediocre programmers. Object-oriented programming implements a standard for these programmers and prevents individuals from making too much damage. The price is that the resulting code is full of duplication. This is not too high a price for big companies, because their software is going to be full of duplications anyway.

3.2 Syntax

Objective C is an extension of standard ANSI C, existing C programs can be adapted to use the software frameworks without losing any of the work that went into their original development. In Objective C, Programmer gets all the benefits of C when working within Objective C. Programmer can choose to do something in an object-oriented way like defining a new class, or, stick to procedural programming techniques. Objective-C is generally regarded as something like a hybrid between C and Smalltalk. One setback due to the learning curve could be the necessity of having the basic knowledge of programming in C before entering the world of Objective C. C like syntax and Object-oriented programming, often presents a long and difficult learning curve to new programmers and Objective C is also not an exception.

Go is a C family member also, but I think Go manages to break the coding style and somehow makes it different. Compared to Objective C, declarations are backwards. In C, the notion is that a variable is declared like an expression denoting its type like in Basic, which is a nice idea in my opinion.

in Go: var a, b *int;

I find Go closer to a human natural language for example this statement: “Variable a is integer” can be shown as:

var a int;

This is clearer, cleverer and more regular.

Go also permits multiple assignments, which are done in parallel.

i, j = j, i // Swap i and j.

Control statements in Go do not accept parenthesis. While the most common control statement, if, would take the form of “if ( self ){” in Objective C and most of the other OO languages. But in Go, it would have the following form:

if self {

Another difference in Go is that semicolons are not recommended. However, you can terminate any Go statement with a semicolon optionally. In reality, semicolons are for parsers and Google wanted to eliminate them as much as possible. A single statement does not require a semicolon at all which I find rather convenient.

Go is a compiled language similar to a C. There are two Go compilers currently available, one for the x86 platform and another for AMD. Compilation speed of Go is very fast. When I first tried it (without any intended or proper measurement), it was just too damned fast! My experiences with programming languages is limited and rather focused on Object Oriented languages like Java so I had never seen a speed quite like that! One of the fundamental promised goals of Go is to be able to compile things really quickly. According to the official Go demonstration video, Go’s performance is within 10 – 20% of C. However, I don’t think that’s really trust-worthy until we get some performance benchmarks in the near future.

3.3. Exceptions And Generics

Objective C does not have Generic Types unless programmer decides to use C++ templates in his custom collection classes. Objective-C uses dynamic typing, which means that the run-time doesn’t care about the type of an objects because all the objects can receive messages. When a programmer adds an object to a built-in collection, they are just treated as if they were type id. Similar to C++, the Objective-C language has an exception-handling syntax.

Go’s type system does not support generic types. At least for now, they do not consider them necessary. Generics are convenient but they enforce a high overhead in the type system and run-time, and Go cannot stand that! Like generics, exceptions remain an open issue. Go’s approach to Exception while innovative and useful, is most likely difficult for many programmers. Google’s codebase is not exception-tolerant and so exceptions are a similar story and they have been left out from the language. Instead, programmer can now use multiple return values from a call to handle errors. Since Go is garbage-collected, absence of exceptions is less of an issue compared with C++, but there are still cases where things like file handles or external resources need to be cleaned up. Many programmers believe that exceptions are absolutely necessary in a modern programming language. However, I like the no exception fact because I find exception handling in most languages ugly. In a language like Go, where it’s possible to return multiple values from functions, programmers can do things like return both a result and a status code, and handle errors via status codes.

3.4. Type Systems

Compared to other object oriented languages based on C, Objective C is very dynamic. Nowadays, programmers tend to choose dynamically typed languages such as Objective C. The downfall is that there is less information at compile time. This dynamicity means that we can send a message to an object which is not specified in its interface. The compiler holds detailed information about the objects themselves to use at run-time. Decisions that could otherwise be made at compile time, will be delayed until the program is running. This gives Objective C programs flexibility and power.

Dynamically typed languages have the potential problem of an endless run-time errors which can be uncomfortable and confusing. However Objective-C allows the programmer to optionally identify the class of an object, and in those cases the compiler will apply strong-typing methodology. Objective C makes most of the decisions at run-time. Weakly typed pointers are used frequently for things such as collection classes, where the exact type of the objects in a collection may be unknown. For programmers who are used to a strongly typed languages, the use of weak typing would cause problems so some might give up the flexibility and dynamism. At the same time and while the dynamic dispatch of Objective C makes it slower than a static languages. Many developers believe that the extra flexibility is definitely worth the price and they argue most desktop applications rarely use more than 10% of a modern CPU. I do not agree with the above justification that we only use 10% of the CPU. So what?! It is not a very good trend that the minimalist approaches aimed at efficiency and performance are being replaced by wasteful programs which are largely betting on the power of the hardware, and I personally prefer to work with a more static type checking.

Go also tries to respond to this growing trend of dynamically typed languages and it offers an innovative type system. Go ends up giving a programmer a language with a Pythonish duck typing. Go indeed has an unusual type system: It excludes inheritance and does not spend any time on defining the relationships between types. Instead, programmers can define struct types and then create methods for operating on them. Like Objective C, programmers can also define interfaces. Go is Strongly Typed, but the good thing is that it is not that strong! Programmer do not need to explicitly declare types of variables. Instead, Go implicitly assigns the type to the untyped variable when the value is first assigned to the variable. there is dynamic type information under the covers that programs can use to do interesting things.

3.5. Garbage Collection

It is very important these days to have garbage collection as one of the biggest sources of keeping everything clean and manage memory. In Objective C 2.0 Garbage Collection was introduced. It certainly was a good news for new iPhone and Mac Developers who might be very used to Java. Garbage collection simplified matters but still required programmers to be careful when dealing with the memory management. The Objective-C 2.0 garbage collector is a conservative collector meaning that not only developers have full access to the power of the C language, but also C’s ability to integrate with C++ code and libraries is preserved. A programmer can create the bulk of his application using Objective C, letting the garbage collector manage memory and where it’s needed, we can escape to the power of C and C++.

In Go, as a concurrent and multi-threaded programming, memory management is very difficult because objects can move between threads, and it becomes very difficult to guarantee that they will be freed safely once we want to get rid of them. Automatic garbage collection eases concurrent coding. Looking at it with the prospect of a person, like myself who is used to a high level, safe, garbage collected languages for many years now, so much of this is just a boring news. but in the other hand, in the low level world of systems programming languages, these types of changes are revolutionary, specially if the desired performance can be achieved. Go’s focus is on speed, and in garbage collection lies a performance overhead. Advances in the garbage collection technology however, allowed it to have it with no significant latency and enabled Google to include it in Go.

4. Future And Conclusion

There must be a reason behind the growth of the popularity of these two languages. Maybe the reason could be that when the light of Microsoft is declining; Apple and Google are rapidly taking over each with their own particular ecosystem. Go is a language promoted by Google, giving it an undeniable advantage in terms of popularity, reputation and technical coverage, and Objective C is supported by the might of the Steve Job’s empire.

Objective C enjoys the benefits of Cocoa libraries that ships with Mac OS. Mac OS X and the iPhone are the largest implementations of the language by a big margin. Recently, there has been a huge iPhone Applications trend and the potential to make easy money with easy programming projects is quite high. And I believe this very basic human fact will greatly contribute to the future growth of Objective C. Because the more developers use a language and test it in different situations, the better and the stronger a language can become.

Go is indeed an interesting language. With Google’s backing and resources, programmers can rest assured that Go will have some sort of a future even if not too shiny! I think the language has potential but it will be some time, not a very short time, before it can attract developers to drop their current platform and choose Go. Go still is a small language. It is experimental and is not recommended for production environments. There is no IDE integration and there are few code examples. Go is incomplete and they put out what they’ve got and encourage developers’ contribution. As an open source project backed by Google, I think Go will soon develop an IDE and an ecosystem, as it seems to be really well received as mentioned before on the TIOBE index. But it’s impossible to predict how big the ecosystem will get. If the language is able to generate an ecosystem, then things can go smoothly. I think there is a need to later put in support for the Windows operating system and also integrating it with Eclipse IDE to further expand it among programmers.

Apple and Objective C stress on object oriented programming and all of the documentation for the language is geared toward object-oriented programming. So in this sense there is a huge difference between Objective C and Go. But, like any other human or machine language, Objective C and Go are comparable by certain criteria and I tried to provide a general comparison between the two. However, it might take a very long time for the path of these two languages to actually come across. Go is young and full of uncertainties. This makes the comparison of these two programming languages rather difficult or maybe as my programmer friends say “impossible”. Go needs proper evaluation by unbiased referees for some time in order to be more comparable but I’m sure we will hear more about these two languages in the near future.

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Source by Esfandiar Amirrahimi

Why The Set Command Is So Important In Learning VBA For Excel

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VBA commands and properties can be complicated, especially when you’re starting out developing Excel applications. Fortunately, the VBA language is quite intuitive and you can apply some common sense to get your code working properly.

Using the set command enables VBA to give you access to the properties of selections and ranges, making coding that much easier.

How To Use The Set Command

One scenario might be to access a column from a data table:


Names Sales
John 98
Maria 122
Henri 120
Mary 102
Peter 85
Jacques 130
Mary 100

If you use the current region command to select the first column and print to the

immediate window, the code might look like this:

 

Range("a1").CurrentRegion.Select
For Each c In Selection.Rows
Debug.Print c.Columns(1)
Next

The only problem using this method is that VBA doesn’t give you any help. For example you can get a count of the number of rows with this command:


noRows=selection.rows.count

That seems fine, but you need to know the row count command in the first place. VBA can help with this if you do things slightly differently and define the selection as a range first.


Dim mySel As Range
Set mySel = Range("a1").CurrentRegion

With the selection defined, VBA offers some help in accessing the properties of the

range. To access the properties in this case you can type mySel. and you are offered the choice of over 20 different properties.

To get the number of rows, you would select the rows option, and then the count property. In this way, you can use common sense and experimentation to get the result you need.


noRows=mySel.rows.count

Using The Set Command To Code A Worksheet Function

We’ll use the set command in this example to find out how many cells contain the name “Mary”.

Without the set command we’d write something like this:


myStr="Mary"
countStr = Application.WorksheetFunction.CountIf(range("a1:a8"), myStr)

We can also apply the set command to worksheet functions and this makes writing the procedure that much easier.


dim mySel as range
set mySel = Range("a1").CurrentRegion
Dim func As WorksheetFunction
Set func = Application.WorksheetFunction
myStr="Mary"

The resulting code is simple and easy to read, especially if you need to use the function again later in the procedure.


countStr= func.CountIf(mySel, "Mary")

It’s useful to note that using the set command can make your code run slightly slower. But in situations where you’re not sure about the correct coding, it can make your procedures easier to write and is a worthwhile trade-off.

Summary

Using the set command is a good idea when writing any code, especially if you’re unsure as to the correct way of accessing the properties of a selection. One of the objectives when using VBA is to communicate your ideas in a clear and easy manner and the set command helps you do that.

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Source by Andy L Gibson

Benefits Of Learning HTML And CSS

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Programming is incomplete without inserting the basic HTML codes and CSS. These two are the most important parts in any website. If you wish to learn these two simple, but effective languages, then you should perhaps find the best training center. You must be thinking that there are so many websites available these days, plus there is provision of watching online video tutorials as well, so why should I waste my money on the training centers. Well, let me give you an answer to this question. I totally agree with you on the fact that there are websites and online video tutorials available, but will they tell you each and everything in the right order? What if you don’t understand a certain concept? How will you clear your doubts?

There are several other drawbacks of taking the online assistance. These websites and video tutorials are good for those people who know something about these languages. For the starters, it is better to go and find good training institutes who provide all the information regarding these two languages. If you want to learn HTML and CSS, then here are some of the following tips that can help you in the right direction. First of all, I would like to shed light on, ‘why you need to learn HTML’?

HTML is one of the most basic languages you would ever learn in the IT. But, there can’t be any web based applications without having the HTML codes, so you have to learn it. The most important reasons for learning the HTML is to create links, which are known as Hyper Text Links. In common man language, these are called the Anchor Links. These are the essential links, which are used for SEO (Search Engines Optimisation) purpose to create back links. The SEO field relies on the back links, especially when they are placed in the articles naturally.

To make those back links, HTML language is used. People who are doing affiliate marketing will also have to take the help of the HTML to place the codes in the advertisements that they put on their website. By doing this, they will be able to check if the affiliate ID is incorporated properly or not. Moreover, it will also allow them to make all the changes in the codes, such as changing the size, color and other things. You can do a lot of different things by learning the basics of HTML and CSS. You can create your own website from the scratch, with a complete control of the look and feel of the website. You can also place your content, media and all other information anywhere on the website.

Let us now discuss about the basics of CSS. I have outlined seven points, which will give you an idea about the use of CSS.

1. You can present the data logically.

2. You have several more options in the CSS.

3. CSS perfectly complements HTML.

4. Editing can be easily done in the CSS.

5. Programming can be done a lot faster in the CSS.

6. CSS is a printer friendly language, so you can easily print with realistic colors and images.

7. With the help of CSS, you have more control over your website. You can issue commands and know the end result rather than just guessing.

I really hope that you are now in a better position to decide, whether to learn HTML and CSS or not. You can easily find a training center near to your home. All you have to do is search online, as the top centers have their own websites these days.

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Source by Jordan Bolton

Create a LuvBeingWeb Hidden Page – A How to Guide

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There are many reasons why you would want to create a hidden page in LuvBeingWeb but unfortunately within the LuvBeingWeb administration there are no simple ways of figuring it out. Learn why you may want to create a hidden page in LuvBeingWeb and how to easily create links to those pages.

The main reason you may wish to create a hidden page in LuvBeingWeb is for subscriber thank you pages that work alongside your mailing list provider software. When you set up your mailing list, whether it is with Aweber, Constant Contact, GetResponse or any other mailing list provider, you will want to customize certain pages with the look and feel of your website rather that using the mailing list default pages. This will give your mailing list sign up process a more professional and streamline look and feel to it.

Another reason may be that you are holding a special event just for your subscribers or are offering extra discounts for your joint venture partners and want to create a hidden page that your normal website visitors cannot find. Having a hidden page, so long as you don’t link to it from any other source apart from in an email, will mean that the search engines won’t pick up the hidden page either.

No matter what the reason, creating a hidden page in LuvBeingWeb is very simple to set up.

The first thing you need to do when creating your hidden page is to create a new article in your LuvBeingWeb Article Manager. Put whatever information you want those who land on your page to see and once you are finished, save it. Once you have saved it and your screen should now be showing a list of all the articles you have written. Find your newly written article and check the article id number which will appear on the far right hand side column under the column heading ID. Take a note of this number.

Next you need to go to your menu manager and create a new menu called “hidden”. It is easier to set it up like this so that you can keep track of all your hidden pages. Once you have set up your hidden menu, you need to link the article you have just written to a new menu item within this newly created hidden menu. After attaching the article to a menu item, take down the id number of the menu item as you will need this later. It will appear on the far right hand column under the column heading ItemID.

Finally, the piece of code that you need to help your visitors find this page is:

youdomain.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=xx&Itemid=yy

Replace the xx of the article&id with the id number of the article you have written (ID) and replace the yy of the Itemid with the menu id number (ItemID). It is always a good idea to test that it has worked by placing the completed code into your browser.

Remember to keep this piece of code in a safe place for the next time you want to create a hidden page.

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Source by Lesley J Johnston

The Two Sides Of The Affiliate Marketing Coin

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You might have heard from most internet marketing gurus that affiliate marketing is the most lucrative and best online business model of all. Because unlike traditional and even other internet marketing models, you do not need to have any inventory and best of all, you can work anywhere and anytime you want while still earning unlimited income at the same time. In other words, you get to write your own paycheck without being accountable to your boss and colleagues;

Now what they never told you is that like everything else, there is a right and wrong way to do affiliate marketing. If you do it the right way, you certainly get to enjoy all the rewards as mentioned above. But if you do it the wrong way, you definitely ended up poorer and even worse than what you are as an employee. That is if lack of money and not being able to support yourself and family and pay the bills become your main issue.

Before I go and explain further, let me tell you what affiliate marketing is for some of you who are new to this internet marketing game and do not know anything about promoting things online at all.

Affiliate marketing is promoting other people’s products and services in exchange of a share of commission fee. It is much more like sales and telemarketing offline in which you get paid for recommending prospects products and services you helped your boss to promote. It can be digital products like e-book, video tutorials, software tools and even website and WordPress themes. It can also be physical products people like you and me buying from shops and malls everyday. It can also be CPA offers in which you get paid just for recommending people to try the free time limited trials as leads for the company.

Firstly, given the wealth of content out there – which can be true or false, it is very easy to get bogged down by information overload. For someone who is completely new to this, that can be a major problem even with a step-by-step action plan. Because everyday they will have gurus emailing them on the benefits of so many different courses and resources which they may not need. So instead of marketing what they should in their particular niche, they ended up buying all those products and not doing anything at all.

Secondly, most people have a misconception that they just do the work once and get paid over and over again. That is another lie implanted by the gurus into their minds. I am sorry if I offended any of you with what I just said but it is important for me to tell you the brutal truth than beautiful lies. What I mean by work is push a button and all the money they are promised to earn potentially will come flooding into their bank accounts. You don’t earn money by doing the work once. You earned money by doing what you are supposed to do every single day until you started achieving results. That is without getting distracted by those gurus emails promising you the untold riches and deception of achieving them.

Thirdly, since you are learning and applying what you learn on your own, it is best to consult with someone who has actually walked the talk rather than the other way round. Many marketers realized the greater earning potential of creating and getting others to promote their own information products rather than promoting someone else. That is why when you are on their email list as their subscribers and customers, they will keep sending you information hoping you will buy more to supplement their income. A real successful expert will never do that. Even if he or she does, they will be products and services that can help you get things done faster and easier rather than just earning money alone.

Finally, it boils down to your mindset. You have to discipline yourself on not just learning but actually applying what you are supposed to do. In schools, we are constantly learning not just by studying but by doing homework as well so that we become familiar with what our teachers teach and able to have a better chance at passing our exams. The same rule applies to internet marketing whether you are doing market and keyword research, writing content in the form of articles, blog posts and free reports, commenting on other people’s blogs, Facebook groups and forums in your niche, video marketing or a combination of all.

When you are not achieving results initially, it is very easy to get drawn into the web of deception. By both marketers who are interested in earning more out of you than caring for your well-being and families and friends who do not understand what you do and asked you to get a real job.

My advice is very simple. Go and find someone who has actually succeeded in what you want to accomplish. Suppose if you want to be better in basketball and cooking, does it make sense to learn from a coach and chef who are already established in those fields? It makes total perfect sense.

With that said, here are the two sides of my affiliate marketing coin having experienced the ups and downs of doing for 7 years.

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Source by Amuro Wesley

Where And How To Find Affiliate Products To Promote?

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Once you have your own target market and knowing their needs and wants, the next question is where and how to find relevant affiliate products to promote to them so that you can make money? This is what I am going to talk about in this article.

1. ClickBank

The first place you can head down is what most gurus have been preaching to their students.

For your information, ClickBank is among the largest online marketplace in selling digital and information products as in the form of e-books, video tutorials, software and website templates be it HTML or WordPress.

They range anything from Arts and Entertainment, Business and Investing, Health and Fitness to Self Help etc.

Registering for ClickBank is free and easy.

However in order to earn your first commissions, you need to generate at least 5 sales at the time of me writing this before given the option to receive checks delivered to your home or direct deposits into your bank account.

2. Paydotcom

Originally founded by established online marketer Mike Filsaime and now taken over by another called Shawn Casey, this is where I got started in making my first commissions.

it is very much like ClickBank as in promoting information courses.

Once you made commissions, you will get paid via PayPal that you can withdraw and deposit into your bank account.

3. Amazon

The second affiliate marketplace is Amazon which is well-known globally.

In contrast to ClickBank, they sold mainly physical products as in things people like you and me buy everyday from shops and stores.

Such as wine, video games, home appliances, electronics, clothing and accessories just to name a few.

To get paid, you need to make at least $100 in commissions before they send the check to your house. Though they have direct bank deposit as well, that option is only available to US residents currently.

The only disadvantage is that they pay only 4% for a start. But once you helped them make more sales, they will increase that rate eventually.

4. Market Health

Market Health is another affiliate network that touches mainly on beauty and healthcare products for men and women.

Here you have the option to get paid for every sale or lead you generated for them.

Once you are registered and get approved as an affiliate, they will issue you an ATM card that you can withdraw money from your local bank once you made commissions.

5. More Niche

More Niche is a direct competitor to Market Health.

The only difference is that they not only provide you with the tools and resources as in graphics, landing page templates, articles, free reports and ads, they also provide you with an affiliate manager who will guide you through if you are new to this whole internet marketing game.

Here you also have the option to receive checks, direct deposits or payment through PayPal.

These are the 5 main places I channelled my efforts on for the last 5 years.

You may also do your due diligence in finding others simply by typing your niche followed by affiliate networks in Google

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Source by Amuro Wesley

Web Design Plays an Essential Role in Website Development

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Designing websites is now a major service in the fast moving world of Internet business. The number of websites to be found on the World Wide Web has mushroomed and thus so has the importance of web design to business. All burgeoning and successful companies are eager to run a successful website and every thrusting businessman wants to improve the prospects of their business via the Internet, which is why website designing has become a flourishing business in itself.

As a result, website designing now forms a critical part of the web development process. Building attractive, glamorous and easily navigable websites have far greater appeal to users than ones that are uninteresting. It is in this area that web designing plays a critical role. It is only the websites with the best web design that will win over the best users or subscribers. Therefore, websites are one of the most important tools a business can have to bring clients straight to your business and help business to achieve their full business potential.

Designing a website is a complex activity which needs a thorough understanding of the process and any agency employed needs to be able to translate your company’s Internet aspirations into reality. It is much better to hire a professional web designer to serve your purpose and to build a bespoke website for your business, rather than using a template supplied by your domain provider. It is also not a good idea to outsource your requirements to other countries offering cheap web design because not only is there the possibility of language barriers so that you may not get your message across to the designer, but there may also be cultural differences which could result in a website that is not suitable for the main target audience of your products and services.

It is preferable to find a website design agency that allows you to outline your requirements clearly, perhaps by asking for your favourite colour schemes, perhaps naming three of your favourite sites so they can see what you like and who are generally prepared to listen to what you want. Being able to clearly identify your requirements at the outset will not only lead to the swift design of your website, but also avoids the unnecessary redesigning and reworking of designs. Everyone who wants a website will prefer to have it done efficiently first time around.

In order to facilitate this, there are a number of steps involved in designing a site that works well and is appealing. You need to be very clear about what you believe would best suit your business needs and your website needs to be in tune with the type of business you are operating. The site needs to be easy to navigate and user-friendly.

When choosing a designer, look carefully at their portfolio and experience and ensure they can handle complex design projects. With a little research, it is perfectly possible to find affordable web design, but research is vital for this to be effectively achieved.

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Source by Carol Forrest

Advantages of Custom PHP Development

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There has been a huge transformation in custom business application. Till date, business applications such as ERP, CRM and data mining were considered as the toughest and the most expensive solutions for the small businesses. The robust client applications include lump sum licensing fees, copyrighted software and expensive hardware to operate in the correct way. This arrangement also demands proper maintenance in order to function properly. Moreover, when businesses require custom PHP development, the service providers often charge huge cost which is again beyond the small businesses’ range.

Over last few years, there has been a drastic transformation in the realms of custom business development. A gamut of customized web application software is available on the web. Moreover, with the evolvement of cheaper internet service, cloud computing and enhanced server capacity, application development processes have become much more easy and smooth. Today, almost all people use e-mails, logs into social networking websites, use online docs and spreadsheets and maintain online calendars in their day to day activities. With such popularity of the World Wide Web, the programming languages have also developed at a fast pace and the various platforms of web development have become more advanced, secure and more stable. Nowadays, most of the businesses prefer PHP as their choicest programming language. Custom PHP development and PHP built business applications have several benefits as it enables information sharing effectively with and boost business growth.

There are several reasons for choosing custom PHP development for creating dynamic websites and some of those reasons are listed below –

PHP offers the most flexible and powerful web development platform which accommodates all business expansions efficiently.

The PHP frameworks are easy to use and are easily available on the market which includes Symfony Framework, CakePHP, Zend Framework. These PHP frameworks also allow developing standard codes.

PHP itself is an open-source framework and is supported by huge web-based community. Even a fresher in PHP web development can easily find lots of programming guides and tutorials on PHP by browsing through the web.

Amongst the several other existing technologies in the web development realm, PHP web development is considered the best solution for technological development of a website. This open source scripting language is used to create dynamic webpages to deliver high end interactivity to the users.

HTML codes can be easily embedded into PHP applications and it can be integrated into several databases such as MySQL. It is cross-browser compatible and can work smoothly in any type of Operating system, Mac, Linux or Windows. PHP derives much of its syntax from C++ and hence it is easier for the developers to understand the language very easy. The in-built memory within PHP helps the developer to prevent the extra stress of gathering external codes from outside sources. PHP web development is not a costly affair since the language can be integrated with a wide range of open source applications such as Drupal, LuvBeingWeb or WordPress.

For custom PHP development, it is necessary to hire a professional PHP web development company which has the competence to deliver substantial results, enabling you to cut above the rest. Be sure to glance through some of the projects undertaken by the company and also make it a point to gather client’s feedback.

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Source by Ben Terrall

Advantages of Learning Web Design

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Web Design training courses offer instructions in the fundamental techniques involved in the creation of effective web pages. The courses equip the student with the technical knowledge, as well as an understanding of the mechanical and artistic components of modern web site design. This is very important since it is essential that the navigation of a well crafted website be user friendly.

In terms of the content of the web course there are two fundamental aspects which form the core of the course. Thus the course is usually broken down into two modules. The first module focuses on the front end of the website and provides the basic template which you see when you log onto a website, and module 2 covers the back end, which involves tall other aspects of the website.

Website design involves a wide range of skills and techniques which includes a a mastery of HTML and CSS. There are a number of quality website courses available online depending on your current skill level. I n this regards it is a wise idea to have a firm grasp of the fundamentals before venturing off into more advanced courses.

Small bet effective websites can be built by student with minimal knowledge of the techniques of website design. In fact once you have some basic knowledge of web design technique you are in a good position to start learning more advanced topics. While there is obviously a learning curve for those who are new to the study of web site design if you apply yourself you can move quickly to the next level.

However, you cannot over estimate the importance of having a qualified instructor to guide you through the course. This is a very attractive feature of most online courses since usually the course is taught by a certified professional.

However, much more advanced knowledge is required for the creation of a large website. Fortunately there are numerous advanced web design course available online as well. Thus it is entirely possible to find both fundamental and advanced web design courses online.

On the the main advantages of these online courses is that students can usually set their own schedule and go at their own pace. However, depending on the career aspirations of the student he may be better served by taking the courses at a fully accredited institution of higher learning.

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Source by Lorraine Lee