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Guide to Internet Marketing Taxes, Domain Taxes, Affiliate Taxes

The Internet Marketing News Watch reported today on the launch of the “Internet Marketing Tax Guide” which I recently launched – you can read the IMNW report on the internet marketing tax guide for domainers and IM marketers .  The tax guide was written and developed for individuals conducting business as domainers, affiliate marketers, ecommerce marketers, and internet marketers.

The Internet Marketing Tax Guide provides insights and strategies into the tax consequences and responsibilities of Internet Marketers.  How are domain registration fees handled?  Can I deduct the cost of all of my computer equipement?  Is the cost of a conference held on a cruise ship deductible?  These are just a few of the topics addressed that are important to Internet Marketers.

New Product Development and Internet Marketing

As an entrepreneur, I have always had to focus on street logic.  And on the street, new product development concepts are a natural part of our street logic.  I am not talking about Wallstreet and corporate america, but rather the way business really works on mainstreet in the real world.  I recently finished graduate school to get my business degree which was a delightful experience meeting and working with executives across a variety of businesses and industries.

One of my favorite professors was focused on new product development.  The course was an exciting course with a lot of theoretical concepts – concepts such as how to create product innovation teams, cycle time, customer fit, etc. – as well as an emphasis on controlling development costs (we will get back to this often overlooked topic).

The typical "theoretical" NPD development cycle is as follows:

  1. Idea Generation
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Jonathan Ledger has recently posted a new case study to evaulate whether obtaining links from Blog Comments is valuable or not.  I think his case study will be VERY successful!  And I look forward to reading his results.

Let’s take a brief look at his case study.  Jonathan has built an adsense site with 11 unique articles.  To promote the site, he is going to post 600 comments on blogs that do not (*DO NOT*) use the "no follow" attribute.   The goal of the case study is to learn whether links obtained through comments posted on blogs have a positive impact on search engine rankings.

For example, my blogs (including this one) allow you to earn a link 
back to your site simply by posting good and valuable content in 
your comments.
 

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SBA says Regulatory Cost per Employee averages $7,647 per Employee

A recent study released by the federal government’s Small Business Administration stated that the regulatory cost per employee for small businesses with less than 20 employees is $7,647.

It can be reasonable to assume that this number is not an "under-estimate."  Which makes the release of this number especially troublesome.  What is the impact of regulatory costs on entrepreneurism? On new job creation?  On job retention?

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Chrysler Sebring Convertible For Sale

About This Sebring
Mileage:
69,948
Body Style: Convertible
Exterior Color: Red
Interior Color: White 
VIN: 3C3EL45H9VT619116

Engine: 6 Cylinders

Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: 2WD
Doors: 2
 
Features: Airbag: Driver, Airbag: Passenger, A/C: Front, Anti-Lock Brakes, Bucket Seats, Cassette Radio, Cruise Control, Leather Interior, Power Locks, Power Seats, Power Steering, Power Windows, Remote Keyless Entry, Tinted Glass

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Technorati blog indexing

Technorati Profile

Technorati is considered the #1 authority site on the internet for blogs.  One of the features they offer is the ability to "claim" your own blog.  This allows you to create and administer your blog profile on their site.  This includes the ability to maintain your bio, profile settings, and even add a photo.

 Greg Watson