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Traffic is not users
How many times have you heard a competitor, a co-worker or a friend state that they have twice as many hits on their Web site as you do? How many times have you said that yourself to someone else? I have a better boast than that. I had one-third the amount of traffic that you did, but I made three times more money. Now, that's worth boasting about.

Traffic without income or results is like having four university degrees and no job; the framed degrees look pretty but they are only for show and not for dough. If you have any traffic to your site you have to ensure that you are taking advantage of it as much as possible. There are vital points to understand about your traffic and Internet browsing habits that will help you take better control of your own money flow and make you more successful. These points are vital to understand when you not only design your site but also your revenue model.


Build your email contact list
E-mail marketing works, there's no denying it. Its key advantage over other Internet marketing methods is that it enables you to contact the customer instead of forcing the customer to contact you. This ability is especially useful when something that your customers need to know as soon as possible has happened. Whether you've just released a new product or decided to cut your prices by 10%, the fastest way to spread the word is via E-mail.


Intergenerational Mentoring Model
"Say what you mean. Mean what you say, and do what you say you'll do."

A new model for mentoring African American youth is presented here for your review and consideration. Will the same model work for other youth as well? Absolutely!

I strongly believe that an inter-generational model that "intentionally" brings seniors and youth together would be effective in addressing many of the challenges facing today's families. The model presented here is rooted in integrity, based in faith, and designed to intentionally engage the "indigenous genius in every child".

Historic migration of youth and young adults away from traditional family homes and structures has had numerous consequences that manifest as anger, violence, disconnectedness, and imprisonment of younger and younger kids. Babies having babies, babies killing babies, drugs and alcohol, gang violence, and the use of prison as a "rite of passage" are all too commonplace.

In many cases youth are being abused, drugged, and often are caring for younger siblings without benefit of adult supervision. Often one or both parents are incarcerated, or on drugs, leaving the youth to fend for themselves. Some say, they don't know their history. And I say, whose fault is that?

The family unit is under attack by a society gone wild with greed and profit motives. The integrity of families and households nationwide is being compromised daily. Whether it is a lack of medical care, poorly equipped schools, inferior education, an overly aggressive juvenile justice system, homelessness, unemployment, or denial of access to needed human services, as a society we have not fulfilled the promises and hope of the next generation. Zero Tolerance in our schools is simply madness!

The Inter-Generational Mentoring Model is designed to bring seniors and youth in our communities together - deliberately, intentionally, and on purpose. They have much to learn from each other. The seniors are the glue that's missing in our attempts to mentor our youth and young adults. Instead of a steady hand and the wisdom of age at life's many decision points, we see our kids making decisions without choices. They simply don't understand that without choices, there's no decision to be made. They are simply reacting, and that's always a bad idea. How would they know?

Our beloved President Obama and Michelle were wise enough to bring the grandmother along to the White House to care for and keep the kids grounded. She's the glue that connects the kids to reality, while mom and dad try to solve the world's problems. All kids want and need the grounding rooted in the love, nurturing and acceptance that come from older and wiser adults. The seniors have one foot in the past and one foot in the present. The youth have one foot in the present and one foot in the future.

Together they meet the challenges of the present, by sharing the benefits of the past and future.
A website is...
If you grew up in the 1950s or '60s like I did, you may have viewed the whole computer takeover of our lives with skepticism and reservation. I resisted using a PC for a long time, then I learned Word Perfect and I haven't even blinked, let alone looked back. When the Internet showed up, I was eager and excited. I dove right in, immediately sure this grand new application was the truth we were all searching for. The great equalizer. The advent of the Information Age. The stuff of science fiction novels come to life.

I'm happy to say I was right. Fast-forward 10 years and here we are -- at a crossroads. You are either part of the Internet generation, or you are being left behind. If you have a Web site, you are part of us. If you don't, you're being left behind.


How to promote your website effectively
So you've got your website up and running. You've spent some time and effort getting to this stage, so it's crucial that you optimize your efforts and success by spreading the word about your website.

Remember, simply having a Web site doesn't mean that people will automatically see it. You need to promote your site. Here's how: