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Tuning Into Types of eBay Auctions

An auction is an auction is an auction, right? Wrong! eBay has five types of auctions for your selling pleasure. Most of the time you'll run traditional auctions, but other auctions have their place, too [more…]

How to Report MySpace Abuse

Whether it’s a message that you think is spam or a profile that has crossed the line between appropriate and inappropriate content, you need to report abuse to MySpace. MySpace is dedicated to making your [more…]

How to Use Blogger Options before Publishing Your Blog

Before you publish your blog by clicking Blogger's orange Publish Post button, you can take advantage of several prepublishing features: preview, save as a draft, allow comments, or date and time settings [more…]

Selling Your Talent via eBay

If you're talented in any way, you can sell your services on eBay. Home artisans, chefs, and even stay-at-home psychics are transacting business daily on the site. What a great way to make money on eBay [more…]

How to Become Someone’s Friend on MySpace

You can officially become someone’s MySpace friend by either sending a fellow MySpacer a Friend Request or by being on the receiving end of a Friend Request from another MySpace user. [more…]

Creating Your Own Second Life Group

If you're interested in connecting with people in Second Life (SL) and can't find the right group, feel free to create your own group. Creating your own group means that you have to pay the fee to create [more…]

Weaving through Web Hosting Service Features

A number of businesses and organizations offer web hosting service — that is, space on their web server for your website. Most of these organizations charge for this service, and fees vary. You should [more…]

Managing Your Site's Structure with Dreamweaver

One of the more common mistakes new Web designers make is plunging into developing a site without thinking through all of their goals, priorities, budget, and design options. The instinct is to simply [more…]

Leaving eBay Feedback with Finesse

Believe it or not, writing feedback well takes some practice. It isn't a matter of saying things; it's a matter of saying only the appropriate things. Think carefully about what you want to say because [more…]

Routing Your Online Purchase Complaints to the Right People

You made your purchase from a Web site. The treasure arrives at your door. You open it up and — there's a problem. It may not be what you ordered — it's the wrong size, color, or item. Or worse yet, you [more…]

Using eBay to Find Outdoor Supplies on the Cheap

Getting into the swing of summer happening is a cinch at eBay. You can always find great bargains on pool supplies, patio furniture, and (especially in the winter) patio heaters. Prices — even including [more…]

Printing a Web Page with Internet Explorer 6

As you begin your Internet Explorer explorations, if you discover a Web page with really interesting information that you want to have a hard copy of, all you have to do is print the page. Make sure that [more…]

Creating a Risk List for Your E-Commerce Venture

The most important step you can take to evaluate your e-commerce plan is to take a close, realistic, — even pessimistic — view of it. Have your project team look at the plan and point out the places where [more…]

Getting Into Customers' Heads via Surveys

You can conduct several different kinds of customer surveys, including demographic surveys, which help you determine which age groups, genders, races, and socioeconomic groups tend to use your business [more…]

How to Choose What to Blog About

Figuring out what to blog about can be easy or hard: A blog is well suited to sharing information, documenting your life, exploring a hobby, or expressing your passion for a subject. The key is choosing [more…]

Avoiding Mistakes with Your Web Store

Web store owners sometimes make mistakes and fall into traps when they're designing or maintaining their Web stores. Here are some major stumbles to avoid as you build and take care of your online business [more…]

Finding Out about an eBay Item's Bid History

The bidding history, shown on the eBay auction item page, lists everybody who is bidding on an item. You can see how often and at what time bids are placed, but you can't see [more…]

How to Blog on Social Networks

You can blog on social networks, such as MySpace and FaceBook, thanks to their bountiful (and improving) blogging tools. In general, social networks with blogging tools are good for, well, social networking [more…]

Looking for Love in the Yahoo! Personals

"I feel pretty strange about using the personals, because I've never done it before, but here goes . . ." Many Yahoo! profiles begin this way, but why feel strange about it? You're not the only one looking [more…]

How to Format a Blog

If your blog looks a bit boring, then you need to format it. Knowing how to format a blog can improve visual impact and readability: You can break up long blocks of text, add styling headers and line breaks [more…]

Saving Backup Paperwork for Your eBay Business

Taxes are inevitable. Uncle Sam expects you to keep your eBay records in order, and a wise businessperson always keeps backup records.

Business records are still mostly paper, and until such time as the [more…]

Save Your Second Life Appearance

Messing up your Second Life avatar's appearance is an unforgettable experience. Say you spend hours getting your avatar (your Second Life virtual self) to look ultimately cool and then decide to try on [more…]

Conducting an E-Mail Campaign via Newsletter

Newsletters are e-mails containing information that interests a particular group such as the members of an organization or the customers of a certain store. [more…]

Creating a Custom Look for Your Yahoo! Store with Icon Buttons

Yahoo! Store gives you some very cool options using Icon buttons to get a custom look for your store without ever touching RTML. First, you build your store with standard navigation buttons and then use [more…]

PayPal Buyer Protection Covers eBay Auctions

When an eBay buyer pays with PayPal, he or she is covered with its fraud protection program. Tangible items sold on eBay that can be shipped (and are paid through PayPal) are covered to [more…]

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