Web great to promote business

By Tom DiFrancesca

In last week’s column, I wrote about a couple of Internet success stories, and I asked for my readers to send in their own.
I did receive one this week, from Mr. Robert Schriefer of Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s a loyal reader and receives my column each week through a subscribable mailing list. You can do the same by going to my Web site — the URL is noted at the end of this column.
I’ll let Mr. Schriefer tell you about his Internet endeavor: “Hi there, good segment as always. My personal Internet business at
www.stores.ebay.com/store=77384002
is slow but profitable. It’s just what it claims to be, a warehouse of just about anything that will sell.
My “day job” is also an Internet-based business, the Web address is
www.funmerchandise.com
I work from my home for the owner of that business. The Internet is mine and my family’s future.”
There you have it, another positive report from and about cyberspace.
A friend of mine from Florida has just now launched a new Web site —
www.stopin7days.com — and I’m hoping to hear some good things from him shortly.
I’ll be relaying those success updates to you as I receive them.
What both of these Internet entrepreneurs need to start doing now is to promote their Web businesses. A good place to start is
www.internetstorelist.com
This Web site claims to have more than 3,000 Internet-based businesses categorized in their directory. Store owners can submit their business information for free — they just need to click on the “Submit Store” link.
Another friend of mine is a minister in Florida and his ministry has just rolled out an awesome new Web site at www.raphaministries.com
It includes an online bookstore and streaming video.
The Web site receives visits from thousands of “cyber-travelers” who live all over the world. If your church or ministry does not yet have an Internet presence, you need to re-evaluate that decision.
I don’t know about you, but I have oftentimes wondered about some of those activist groups and where they get the funding to do some of the outrageous things that they do — garnering lots of publicity takes lots of cash.
www.activistcash.com
You should find this Web site informative, as did I. This is an active organization (no pun intended), and they add additional activist group information weekly. Not only do we get to discover where the money comes from, but we also get a lesson on some of the listed groups’ beliefs.
By the way, did you know that PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has offered a substantial amount of money to the two cities of Hamburg, one in the United States and one in Germany, if they will change the names of their cities?
It seems that the folks at PETA are offended by the name, which makes them conjure up visions of hamburgers.
How disgusting (the offer, not the burgers).
Since we are on controversial subjects, let me tell you about another Web site that claims to provide the truth about scientific studies. On the main page of
www.junkscience.com
it states that “Junk science is faulty scientific data and analysis used to used to further a special agenda.”
Like the greenhouse effect.
You should find this Web site interesting, and although you may not agree with what it purports, it will make you think.
Tom DiFrancesca III is a freelance writer and a resident of Clovis. He can be reached at
tomdifran@ureach.com or www.trackertom.com