How To Save Big Through Shopping Online

Online shopping is becoming more and more popular because it provides customers with a simple one-stop shopping experience. Some of the benefits of online shopping include:

  • Available sizes for every body type
  • Wide variety of items
  • Different colors for the same items
  • Different brands at the same location
  • Online-only exclusives
  • Discounts, coupons, and promo codes

The last one is a major bonus for online shoppers. Especially those that shop frequently. These discount options help shoppers to save big. Let’s take a look at some of the best coupon sites below:

List of the Best Coupon Sites

For people who love shopping, hanging out or traveling, they will definitely try to find the best deals on offer. In fact, customers feel happy when buying the good and cheap things. They will compare the deals each other. People want to get the best offer, don’t they? Well, the easiest way to find is by searching in internet. It is recommended to get the best offer by buying a coupon on a trusted website. Maybe some people still get confused of this site. Well, this article will tell you about the discount coupon sites. This site provides us the valid discount coupon that can be used in online site or e-commerce. When talking about coupons or voucher, we need to know where to buy it. The following are the best coupon sites you need to know.

1. Groupon

It was launched in 2008 and now becomes one of the best deals sites. The payment method on this site is quite interesting. Every time you buy the coupon, you don’t have to transfer via bank account. You can transact using electronic wallet which can be recharged. It is so practiced, isn’t it? In this site, customers can buy various products such as food, beauty, and even traveling. Traveling coupon that is offered by Groupon involves some famous destinations in the world like Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore.

2. Ebates

Ebates is really great. It is another option of the best discount coupon sites. It does not only offer the best coupon but also give the cash back for customers. It is believed that this site is the pioneer of online store that gives cash back. In fact, cash back becomes the main attraction which makes people will be happier when shopping. In Ebates, you can get cash back up to 25%. It is so fantastic! Besides, if you can tell your friends and them him buy in Ebates, you will get $5 after your friend purchases item with the total of $25. However, it is only in a certain time. In this site, you can also buy the deals from other discount coupon site like Groupon.

3. Coupons.com

You can’t go wrong with this one. Coupons.com has secret coupons and deals with Expedia, Lane Bryant, Victoria’s Secret, Rue21, Amazon, Bath & Body Works, Kate Spade, Sephora, NYX Cosmetics, Forever21 and many more brands. Coupons.com is such a great site to visit. The information which is provided on the site is interesting and complete. In one service, you can get the information about coupon code, voucher as well as the discount.

4. Retailmenot.com

RetailMeNot is one of the best sites for finding relevant coupons and promo codes. They are constantly removing the dead links and providing you updated codes. Ultimately, this saves you time because you no longer have to try a bunch of invalid codes to find one that works for you. This website also offers reward points for using their coupons. This means you can even earn Cashback for future purchases. Of course, this offer is only valid through participating store, but with over 500 retailers, you’re bound to be able to take advantage of some of these deals!

5. Offers.com

Offers has coupons and discounts for more than 16000 brands site-wide. The website also offers tips that will help you to save money, which is always a bonus. Promo codes and coupons are always being added as well. Unfortunately, finding a relevant coupon through Offers is a little tricky. There are endless coupon codes and not all of them are going to be working.

6. Slickdeals.net

Slick Deals offers a variety of coupons for many of your favorite retailers. The coupons are often relevant and work well to save you money. Unlike the other coupon websites that merely offer codes and discounts, Slick Deals also offers a review section. This is where customers, like yourself, can share your experience with any retailers. This will help other people to be aware if they are purchasing from someone who is unreliable. It can also help you to find great deals that might be hidden! A website like this is useful because you can use this information to decided whether or not you want to buy something. Once you’ve made a purchase, you might consider letting other people know about your experience. Remember: Share the positive experiences as well. If you have recommendations, make sure you’re trying to share those too!

7. CouponVario.com

Couponvario is one of the largest deal and coupon websites that gives you free access to coupons and deals. Couponvario also offers online coupons with secret promo codes you should try when you were shopping online. This may mean you’ll have to try a variety of codes before you can actually score on savings. With over 100, 000 codes available, you’re bound to find one that is useful to your shopping needs.

8. Couponfollow.com

Coupon Follow offers a variety of coupon options, including “trending” coupons. Users sign up through their Twitter accounts to take advantage of the offers available. One of the best perks of Coupon Follow is that you can subscribe to alerts for your favorite retailers. This means, you’ll get an email notification when new coupons and promos are available for the stores of your choosing. This can help to make sure you never miss a great deal.

9. ShopAtHome

ShopAtHome has lots of online deals and printable coupons for stores, including rebates.

10. Living Social

LivingSocial is an awesome site especially for those of us who like to support local businesses as it focuses on local shopping.

Now, we realize that business is not only producing profit but also building trust. The best coupon sites will make the customer visit again and again or even buy the coupon. The price of the product is not last forever. It will go back to the first price (normal price) in a certain time. The purpose of the site owner in offering cheaper price is to introduce the product as a part of the promotion.

Unfortunately, there are some weaknesses of buying a coupon in the best coupon sites. The sites do not accept payment method by m-banking. In addition, it is quite difficult to find the deal from a small country or infamous brands. On the other hand, the coupons are really helpful. It saves your money, so you can use it for the other things.

Social Media-Newbies Getting Started

Social Media on the Internet is one of the advantages of having an business online. With time to learn and do everything at a premium, you will need to get the most bang for your buck.

5 Places For A Newbie to Start

1. Twitter can be a very effective tool. The trick is to learn it well and use it to your advantage. You will find several twitter posts on this blog that will help you. Look under categories.

2. Your blog– When you are giving good valuable content your blog will be a resource for others. You can be the blog others want to come to.

3. Forums– Join a forum in your niche. Do a Google search for a forum that relates to you niche; dog forums, tropical fish forums, etc.

4. Comment on other blogs. You can create quite a community by giving good information on blogs that are related to your niche. This has worked really well for me. I just bookmark blogs I visit and comment on. Most of my traffic comes from other blogs. The key is to give good data that compliments what the blog is about.

5. Become an expert in you niche on Yahoo Answers. You can strut your stuff in any category that fits your niche and attract potential customers.

Remember what ever you do -learn it well. Pick one item, learn it and get it rolling before moving on to the next tool. Keep it simple.

To your social media success!

P.S. Making Money online is all about Social Networking. It is never two early to get started.

Emotionally Speaking

People often ask me what I mean when I say it’s important to appeal to the emotional needs of the folks who come to your Web site. Like, is it really about writing extravagantly, in a fashion that suggests the emotions of the copy’s author are stirred up and yours are about to be next? Should we be in search of flamboyant prose?

It’s then I realize people don’t really have a handle on what it means to appeal to emotion. I mean, if you’re looking to acquire an excavator, how meaningful or appropriate is effusive, flowery language? Think it will stir you up or send you running?

Let the Purpose Guide You

The other day, a guy comes up to me in the grocery store. “Hey, you’re that Martian what’s-it from SurfSentinel, aren’t you?”

I plaster on my how-nice smile as I poke through the tomatoes. “That’s me, alright.”

He settles into a soap-box stance. “You know, I read that book on copywriting … you know, the one with the picture of you on the cover? It was pretty good.”

“Thanks, dude,” I nod. “I’ll convey your reactions to Bryan, Jeffrey and Lisa.”

“Yeah, but …”

Here it comes. I hate this. The moment when I’m going to have to justify something in the nicest way possible when what I really want to do is zap the guy with a lightening bolt (if only Martians could).

It seems my grocery store commentator really liked Persuasive Online Copywriting, so he decided to visit the Web site for this newsletter. It was there he determined that while we might understand the theory of writing persuasively, we were inept at putting it into practice for ourselves.

“I was wondering what I might learn about persuasive writing from evaluating your SurfSentinel Web site. I’m still wondering.” I can still hear his toe tapping.

Every last one of my eyeballs was stuck rolled up in their sockets (but that how-nice smile was still plastered to my face), and then, suddenly, it dawned on me. He doesn’t get it. And if this regular dude who looks very normal and speaks quite intelligently doesn’t get it, then lots and lots of other folks aren’t getting it either (which actually is pretty obvious).

Every little thing you do on your Web site must have a purpose – an objective. You must be clear about what that purpose is, so you can develop all the associated elements with that purpose in mind. Lose the focus of your purpose and you will no longer be able to even communicate, much less persuade, effectively. Your purpose may change over time – very little stays static – but the changes must always be considered and intentional, shaped within the context of the evolving purpose.

I said to my confrontational dude, “The purpose of SurfSentinel’s copy is to inform and build long-term relationships with our readers by providing valuable content, not by selling them anything. Through this laid-back approach, we demonstrate our abilities, which, quite naturally, we hope will influence someone to contact us. But all this material is there for free, whether or not you ever contact us. And you can use it to perform large and small miracles on your Web site.”

“Our strategy not only works for us, it works extraordinarily well. Over 40% of the folks who come to this Web site sign up for the newsletter. Not bad, eh dude?” I grin, plucking the perfect tomato from the pile. “Although it could be a lot better, I’ll grant you that!” And I wink.

Keep this in mind as you puzzle over the many elements on your Web site. No one thing can be everything to all people. You’ll go berserk thinking otherwise. That’s why you need to think of any conversion system in larger terms – as a construction of Persuasion Architecture.

So think about what you need to accomplish, how you can best accomplish it, then head out and get it done. Webward Ho (with a purpose)!

Sweating the Small Stuff

Sometimes it’s small stuff. Actually, all too often it’s small stuff. Details. Things you think are no big deal. But when it comes to your conversion rates and that ROI pot of gold, little things can have a big impact. Contrary to that popular book title, if you are looking to do better, you really really do need to sweat the small stuff.

Here’s the question to keep in mind: From any single point on your Web site, how do you keep your visitor fully engaged and moving forward in the process? Do you remove all the dead ends, unnecessary navigation loops and nonproductive pit stops?

Driving Traffic to Your Site: A Little Horse Sense

I bet you read a lot of stuff about e-commerce. I sure do. Most articles I find out there are about marketing on the web: how to advertise effectively with banners and click-throughs, how to promote yourself through e-mail and newsletters, how to succeed in driving lots of consumer traffic to your site. And who isn’t trying to attract customers and build the bottom line? But every time I read this stuff, I start thinking about horses: how you can lead them to water but can’t make them drink, and how you shouldn’t go putting carts before them.

I’m going to keep this one short and sweet. Before you go blowing your marketing budget (and more) on increasing traffic to your site, make sure your best dollars have gone into designing and maintaining a site that isn’t going to be a dead-end for your traffic. First take care of what your customer wants: simple navigation, a sense of security, easy and intuitive processes, lots of help, great customer service – a comfortable, familiar, delightful shopping experience!

Put the horse before the cart, and those horses will be much more inclined to drink the water you’ve led them to.

Five Things You Can Learn From Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle’s fifteen minutes has made her famous. With the power of television and social media on the internet, Susan has become world renown. As of today, 228.176.095x people have viewed the Youtube video of her performance.

What Can You Learn From Susan?

Five Magic Motivation Techniques

“Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you chances are it will burn very briefly.” Steven R. Covey

1. Count every little success. Don’t be so hard on yourself. When you first start writing blogs, it can seem like posts take forever. But with each completion is a success. When the blog is published that is success. Count each step as a success and it becomes easier and easier.

As your sphere of influence gets bigger, new problems will arise. View resolving each new problem as a success and your sphere of influence will grow again.

Are You a Geek?

You are a Geek if you love figuring out all of the technical ends of the Internet, computers and all the latest gadgets. Well, that is certainly not me! Although I most certainly appreciate what they do.

Finding a Computer Geek became a top priority, when my sister, Kathy had run into problems with her webmaster. Now, this couldn’t be your ordinary run-of-the-mill Geek. They had to meet certain criteria: be a WordPress Geek, live in Utah (for hands-on tutorials), willing to clearly answer in a language we could understand, and do the job!