Setting Up A Successful E-Commerce Business

Post written by Anne Farrimond The internet is a dream come true for a lot of budding entrepreneurs. Being able to do business in cyberspace, whenever and from wherever, opens up an awful lot of options. Independent business people have been able to make a go of projects as diverse as blogwriting, counselling, and retail from the comfort of their own homes. However, don’t be fooled into thinking that e-commerce is an easy ride. The internet gives with one hand, and takes away with the other. Sure, there are plenty of advantages to operating within cyberspace – but you’re also moving into a highly volatile and competitive market, in which the attention of customers is hard to catch, even harder to keep, and their limitless options mean you have to fight hard for their custom. If you want to build up a successful e-commerce business, you’re going to need to put in some legwork. Here are a few tips to get you started: Research Your Product This is pretty basic stuff. Chances are that you already know what you’re going to be selling if you’ve reached this page. However it’s worth repeating – and it’s worth reviewing your product. While e-commerce has major advantages in physical overheads etc, you do still have to have something tangible to sell at the end of the day. If your product overheads are greater than the business you can generate, you need to rethink your strategy. How will you know? Well, in all fairness, a lot of it is guesswork, risk, and confidence – but a little market research never hurts. Scout around...
Update UConnect for Chrysler Vehicles 0Day Vulnerability

Update UConnect for Chrysler Vehicles 0Day Vulnerability

Its extremely important that you immediately update your Chrysler Vehicle’s UConnect System. Why? Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold. Though I hadn’t touched the dashboard, the vents in the Jeep Cherokee started blasting cold air at the maximum setting, chilling the sweat on my back through the in-seat climate control system. Next the radio switched to the local hip hop station and began blaring Skee-lo at full volume. I spun the control knob left and hit the power button, to no avail. Then the windshield wipers turned on, and wiper fluid blurred the glass. How to update your UConnect Chrysler Enabled Vehicle Now that you know why, lets begin updating your vehicle. Head over to this site: https://www.driveuconnect.com/software-update/ Enter in your vehicles VIN Number. Located on the Door or Windshield. Don’t worry about downloading the downloaded application. Its not important. Just Push the SKIP Button: Forget the Download Button and go to this text: After you have installed the Akamai NetSession Interface, click here to go to your available software updates. Skip Download Button Yet Again and Click direct Download: Insert a 4G+ USB Drive Formatted with FAT into your computer. Unzip the MY… File that you downloaded. It is a Zip file. Click on the Folder. Select all of the files and Drag them over to your USB Drive. Don’t worry about imaging the drive. Just copy and paste over to the USB drive directly. Eject the USB Drive. Start your Vehicle. (Be Advised...

MIT Providing Free Online Courses on Game Design

MITx: Design and Development Courses Want to learn how to build and develop the newest educational technology? MIT is now offering an active 6-week free course that culminates to a KickStarter Project upon your completion. There are no tests, no grades, but rather a large more complex group project where you and your team, will develop a new educational technology towards the end. Great opportunity to learn at home and while receiving an ivy league eduction from...
Hacking a big danger for small businesses

Hacking a big danger for small businesses

Computer Security News The Associated Press just posted an article that brings this important point home. Hacking doesn’t just effect large companies like: Target, JPMoragan Chase and even Home Depot. If effects you and your business directly. “The costs associated with computer and website attacks can run well into the thousands and even millions of dollars for a small company. Many small businesses have been attacked — 44 percent, according to a 2013 survey by the National Small Business Association, an advocacy group. Those companies had costs averaging $8,700.” (read...
Facebook Launches Local Awarness

Facebook Launches Local Awarness

“With local awareness ads, businesses can quickly and easily find new customers by showing ads to groups of people who are near that business’s neighborhood. Local awareness ads are built to be more cost-effective than traditional advertising channels like newspaper while offering more precise targeting and greater reach. We think they’re the best way for local businesses to reach people near them, and the best way for people who use Facebook to discover more useful things in their area.”...
YouTube SEO Search Engine Optimization Tips

YouTube SEO Search Engine Optimization Tips

Did you know that YouTube is the second largest search engine in the world? That it is an extremely important and highly underutilized tool for businesses. Is your business using YouTube? Does your company have videos online? Worse does your competitors have videos, but you don’t? If so please read on… Videos not only show products and capabilities to your potential clients or customers, they can even educate them and produce rock-solid leads. Internet viewers watch more than 14 hours of online videos a month – ComScore.com. These is an extremely important asset that if used correctly will greatly increase your future sales and expand your customer base. So how do you optimize your search engine results for YouTube? Well, a few years back, if you posted a video on YouTube or other video hosting service with the relevant organic keywords in the title, the video would rank in the top 10 results automatically. Sadly, nowadays there are so many videos being uploaded, viewed, and ranked in YouTube that YouTube SEO has become just as important as Google SEO. If you are still not convinced, simply optimizing your videos on YouTube will also increase your rankings in Google search results. The more avenues for your brand to be located and noticed becomes the more customers and eventual profits for your company. YouTube, out-of-the-box offers a great deal of tools, optimization capabilities and even later analysis to monitor the overall success of your uploaded videos. A lot of these tools are overlooked by nearly every internet marketer out there; except for Cove Technology. We will optimize every step, using very...