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Saturday

10 Easy Tips to Help You Profit From Your Website


Hundreds of thousands of webmasters across the world make money online with their websites. Why not you? Here are 10 easy tips that you can use on your website to make it profitable. As with any good website however, you first need quality original content!

1. Google AdSense - Make money selling advertising space. While banner ads are not worth your time for the most part, Google AdSense is. Many web site owners make a comfortable living off of AdSense profit alone.

2. Affiliate Marketing - Make money referring your website traffic to other websites. Don't have a product? That is 100% O.K. Just add someone else product to your site by joining an affiliate program and forget about it. If you have related content (free information) you will see a slow trickle of income from your affiliate links.

3. Write an eBook - Sell your own idea or product. I know it sounds like a day dream, but people do this all the time. In fact, it is the most common method that people use to make money. Write an eBook, offer consultations, or make something people will use. In this category, you are only limited by your imagination.

4. Create an online directory - Sell text links. Add a directory area to your site and offer to place links to other web sites for a small fee.


5. Become a Paid Blogger. Offer to blog for companies. Blogging is fast becoming an important link building strategy for online companies. There are hundreds of small businesses that could benefit from a professional blog but, do not have the resources to hire a full time employee. You have a website, put it to use!

6. Open your own eBay store. Buy low, sell high. There is no easier place to sell than online with your own eBay store. You can concentrate on a particular type of product like coins and antiques or you can sell a wide variety.

7. Host an online competition. Offer prizes for the first, second and third place winners. Your competition can be on almost anything. Think of a way to offer a competition, create a small entry fee and you are set!

8. Create a member only area. You can create a members only site about anything from Fan Clubs, Online Newsletters, Courses and Training, Stock Trading Tips, Dating Sites, Personal Advice, Horoscopes, Family Trees, and so on. Again, your only limitation is your imagination. If you have a site already up and running, offer something in your paid member's area that they cannot easily get for free.

9. Begin a paid advice service. Free information is great and will draw readers to your site. Once there, help the reader out with some basic information. Save the real "meat" for those that are willing to pay a small fee.

10. Sell your site. Why drag on a project for years when you can get in, get out and turn a quick (albeit smaller) profit? Create your site, get it listed in the search engines, make sure you get a few dollars a week in online advertising and sell your site for a few thousand dollars.



Author Bio
Joshua Watson is the author and webmaster for both Making Money Online and www.urhowto.com websites. In addition to being a webmaster for over 10 years, Joshua has also worked as an Engineer for ABC and Dish Network as well as a Project Manager for AOL Broadband.
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Usaha Studio Photo Mini


Sekarang makin banyak kamera digital yang dijual dengan harga murah, apalagi yang jenis pocket. Ini bisa menjadi peluang usaha kecil yang sangat menguntungkan bila kita tahu cara memanfaatkan peluang usaha modal kecil ini, seperti dengan membuka membuka studio photo kecil-kecilan atau studio photo mini, termasuk usaha cetak photo.

Apalagi kalau Anda sudah punya counter toko HP dan isi pulsa HP, Anda tinggal menambahkan saja usaha modal kecil ini.

Alat yang dibutuhkan :
- Kamera digital (bisa diganti dengan HP berkamera)
- Tripot
- Komputer
- Printer


Modal Kerja :
Kertas Photo A4 Rp. 800/lbr + tinta 500/lbr = Rp. 1.300/lbr

Harga Jual
1lbr A4 = 12 lbr ukuran 2R, jadi 12 x 1.000 = Rp. 12.000/lbr

Keuntungan
Rp. 12.000 - Rp. 1.300 = Rp. 10.700/lbr A4


Kalau toh, misalkan harga-harga kamera dan kertas naik, usaha cetak dan foto digital ini pun masih layak untuk dipertimbangkan.
Bagaimana menurut Anda??? :)
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Thursday

Ubi Cilembu Potensi Pangan Lokal yang Populer di Pasar Internasional


Ubi jalar dikenal dengan nama ketela rambat, huwi boled (Sunda), tela rambat (Jawa), sweetpotato (Inggris), dan shoyo (Jepang) merupakan sumber karbohidrat yang cukup penting dalam sistem ketahanan pangan kita. Selain karbohidrat sebagai kandungan utamanya, ubi jalar juga mengandung vitamin, mineral, fitokimia (antioksidan) dan serat (pektin, selulosa, hemiselulosa).

Ada beberapa varietas ubi jalar yang ada di Indonesia yaitu Daya, Borobudur, Prambanan, Mendut, Kalasan, Muara Takus, Cangkuang, Sewu. Sedangkan varietas-varietas yang baru dilepas tahun 2001 antara lain: Cilembu yang berasal dari Sumedang. Masing-masing varietas memiliki rasa khas yang berbeda-beda.

Ubi Cilembu merupakan salah satu produk pertanian unggulan bagi Pemerintah Kabupaten Sumedang. Daerah penghasil ubi cilembu adalah Cilembu, Cadas, Pangeran, Sumedang. Ubi cilembu berkulit gading, berurat, dan panjang, sedangkan getahnya akan meleleh seperti madu ketika dipanggang. Ubi ini sangat manis dan pulen, berbeda dengan ubi kebanyakan. Rasa manis dari ubi Cilembu akan lebih terasa apabila ubi dibakar dalam open, terutama apabila ubi mentah telah disimpan lebih dari satu minggu. Rasa manis ini merupakan sumber energi bagi orang yang mengkonsumsinya, sehingga cocok apabila disantap sebagai hidangan untuk sahur maupun buka puasa.

Silahkan anda mampir ke daerah sekitar kecamatan Tanjungsari, atau daerah sepanjang Jatinangor dan Cadas Pangeran. Disana banyak terdapat penjual yang menjajakan ubi cilembu di sisi kanan kiri jalan raya.

Pengolahan:
Pada umumnya produk ubi Cilembu diperdagangkan dalam bentuk ubi bakar / oven. Ubi yang siap diproses adalah ubi yang telah disimpan 5-7 hari setelah dipanen. Ciri ubi yang telah siap diolah/di-oven adalah ketika ubi terasa lebih lemas (tidak kaku) ketika dibengkok-bengkokkan, berat menyusut serta kulit sudah sedikit keriput.

Pengolahan Ubi Cilembu yang umum dilakukan adalah dengan cara di-oven selama kurang-lebih 30-90 menit (tergantung ukuran ubi) hingga ubi menjadi lunak dan mengeluarkan sejenis cairan lengket gula madu yang manis rasanya. Spesifikasi ada cairan madu tersebut hanya didapati pada ubi Cilembu. Inilah yang menjadi keistimewaan ubi cilembu dibanding ubi lainnya. Karena itu, umbi Cilembu disebut juga dengan umbi si madu. Setelah di-oven Ubi akan tahan hingga 2-3 hari pada suhu normal, dan jika ingin lebih awet bisa dimasukkan kedalam lemari pendingin dan dihangatkan kembali bila ingin dikonsumsi.

Selain dibakar / oven ubi cilembu juga sudah diolah dan diperdagangkan dalam bentuk kripik, tape, dodol, keremes, selai, saus, tepung, aneka kue, mie, dan sirup.

Komoditas Ekspor.
Ubi Cilembu mempunya nilai ekonomi tinggi bahkan potensial sebagai penghasil devisa melalui ekspor. Ubi Cilembu telah mampu menembus pasar regional maupun internasional. Ubi jalar Cilembu asal Sumedang sejak lama telah menembus pasar ekspor di Singapura, Malaysia, Korea, dan Jepang. Di Jepang, ubi jalar telah dimanfaatkan sebagai bahan pangan tradisional dan juga diolah menjadi ethanol, bahan baku kosmetik dan minuman khas Jepang shake. “ Kalangan industri Jepang menilai ubi Cilembu, sangat bagus untuk dijadikan bahan baku kosmetik dan minuman”.

Penyimpanan:
Ubi Madu Cilembu adalah komoditi yang mudah sekaligus sulit dalam penanganannya. Penyimpanan Ubi Madu Cilembu haruslah dilakukan secara baik agar tidak rusak maupun busuk. Umumnya dalam kondisi mentah Ubi Madu Cilembu bisa bertahan selama 3-4 minggu, namun ini akan sulit tanpa perawatan yang tepat.
Cara penyimpanan yang baik adalah dengan menyimpannya pada ruangan terbuka dan tidak lembab lalu diberi alas kardus atau karung agar ubi tidak langsung menyentuh lantai yang dapat mengakibatkan ubi terkena hawa dingin dan menjadi lembab.
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Friday

Like a New Baby Grows


Start a business like a baby that is growing, slowly but surely be getting bigger and getting stronger, ranging from lying down, crawling walking and running. How can you run if you previously could not walk, like where to go if you previously did not crawl, everything was always there from the beginning and end of something is the beginning of something new anyway, so do not stop trying and innovate, because as he said his Walt Disney all started from a mouse, without innovation, we will die
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Instant Soybean Powder Products MARASAKE

Bubuk Kedelai Instant MARASAKE



Kedelai adalah salah satu sumber makanan yang memiliki berbagai manfaat bagi kesehatan tubuh. Masyarakat kita telah mengenal berbagai produk olahan berbahan baku kedelai di antaranya tahu, tempe, kecap dan susu/sari kedelai. Khususnya bubuk kedelai mulai dikenal luas dan digemari, selain sebagai minuman keseharian juga dapat digunakan sebagai terapi nutrisi untuk mengatasi berbagai penyakit degeneratif.
Bubuk Kedelai Instant MARASAKE merupakan produk olahan yang berasal dari kedelai lokal pilihan berbentuk serbuk yang juga dapat digunakan sebagai minuman alternative karena baik untuk kesehatan dan bisa dikonsumsi setiap hari mulai anak balita hingga manula termasuk juga ibu mengandung dan menyusui, dikarenakan tidak ada efek samping bagi tubuh.
Bubuk Kedelai Instant MARASAKE merupakan salah satu produk dari Pondok Modern Sumber Daya At-Taqwa yang beralamat di Jl.K.H.Wachid Hasyim 304 Tanjunganom Nganjuk - Jawa Timur, buah dari kreatifitas santriwan dan santriwati yang pada awalnya diproduksi hanya untuk konsumsi kalangan pondok namun seiring perjalanan waktu melihat animo masyarakat sekitar yang cukup tinggi maka MARASAKE mulai diproduksi secara massal dan mulai didistribusikan ke berbagai wilayah di pulau Jawa, Bali dan Sumatra walau belum menyeluruh, dengan harapan bisa bermanfaat bagi masyarakat luas. Bahan baku kedelai yang digunakan untuk pembuatan bubuk kedelai instant Marasake berasal dari kedelai lokal yang banyak ditanam masyarakat sekitar Pondok pada khususnya dan masyarakat Nganjuk pada umumnya, yang mana sebelum diolah telah melalui proses penyeleksian yang cukup ketat sehingga hanya kedelai pilihan dan memenuhi standarlah yang diproses lebih lanjut sehingga MARASAKE dapat dijamin kwalitasnya mulai awal produksi hingga akhir.

Bubuk Kedelai Instant MARASAKE telah teruji secara klinis dengan dikeluarkannya sertifikat dari Dinas Kesehatan Depkes P – IRT. 206351801228 dan Hasil Uji Laboratorium TPHP Fak. Teknologi Pertanian Universitas Gajah Mada Yogyakarta No. 35/HA/220708

Keunggulan Bubuk Kedelai Instant MARASAKE :
• Dibuat dari kedelai lokal pilihan bukan kedelai import.
• Diolah secara alami hingga mampu mempertahankan kandungan utama kedelai seperti isoflavon, lesitin, saponin dan asam amino esensial lainnya yang sangat bermanfaat bagi kesehatan tubuh.
• Dengan pengolahan alaminya mampu menghilangkan senyawa - senyawa protease inhibitor (penghambat pencernaan protein dalam tubuh) dan anti nutrien yang terdapat pada kedelai mentah.
• Tanpa ada tambahan bahan kimia apapun baik itu bahan pengawet, pewarna, perasa, pemanis buatan ataupun zat adiktif lainnya.
• Memiliki rasa yang nikmat dan lezat tanpa meninggalkan rasa alami kedelai yang gurih namun tidak berbau langu sehingga bisa dikonsumsi bagi yang tidak menyukai aroma asli kedelai.
• Disajikan dalam bentuk yang praktis dan higienis
• Dapat disajikan dengan ditambahkan rasa sesuai selera, misal ditambahkan dengan gula, sirup, madu, jahe, creamer,dll
Manfaat Bubuk Kedelai Instant MARASAKE :
• Menurunkan kadar kolesterol
• Mencegah kanker / tumor
• Mencegah diabetes
• Menguatkan tulang dan mencegah osteoporosis
• Mencegah hipertensi
• Memperlancar sirkulasi darah
• Mencegah gangguan ginjal
• Mengatasi gangguan pencernaan
• Mengatasi obesitas
• Mengatasi gangguan menopause
• Mencegah penuaan dini
• Meningkatkan daya tahan tubuh
• Menjaga keseimbangan hormonal
• Mengatasi asam urat
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Wednesday

A Business Process ( I )



Definitions

A business process or business method is a collection of related, structured activities or tasks that produce a specific service or product (serve a particular goal) for a particular customer or customers. It often can be visualized with a flowchart as a sequence of activities.
There are three types of business processes:

Overview

1. Management processes, the processes that govern the operation of a system. Typical management processes include "Corporate Governance" and "Strategic Management".
2. Operational processes, processes that constitute the core business and create the primary value stream. Typical operational processes are Purchasing, Manufacturing, Marketing and Sales.
3. Supporting processes, which support the core processes. Examples include Accounting, Recruitment, Technical support.

A business process begins with a customer’s need and ends with a customer’s need fulfillment. Process oriented organizations break down the barriers of structural departments and try to avoid functional silos.

A business process can be decomposed into several sub-processes, which have their own attributes, but also contribute to achieving the goal of the super-process. The analysis of business processes typically includes the mapping of processes and sub-processes down to activity level.

Business Processes are designed to add value for the customer and should not include unnecessary activities. The outcome of a well designed business process is increased effectiveness (value for the customer) and increased efficiency (less costs for the company).

Business Processes can be modeled through a large number of methods and techniques. For instance, the Business Process Modeling Notation is a Business Process Modeling technique that can be used for drawing business processes in a workflow.

History

Adam Smith
One of the first people to describe processes was Adam Smith in his famous (1776) example of a pin factory. Inspired by an article in Diderot's Encyclopédie, Smith described the production of a pin in the following way:

”One man draws out the wire, another straights it, a third cuts it, a fourth points it, a fifth grinds it at the top for receiving the head: to make the head requires two or three distinct operations: to put it on is a particular business, to whiten the pins is another ... and the important business of making a pin is, in this manner, divided into about eighteen distinct operations, which in some manufactories are all performed by distinct hands, though in others the same man will sometime perform two or three of them.”

Smith also first recognized how the output could be increased through the use of labor division. Previously, in a society where production was dominated by handcrafted goods, one man would perform all the activities required during the production process, while Smith described how the work was divided into a set of simple tasks, which would be performed by specialized workers. The result of labor division in Smith’s example resulted in productivity increasing by 24,000 percent (sic), i.e. that the same number of workers made 240 times as many pins as they had been producing before the introduction of labor division.

It is worth noting that Smith did not advocate labor division at any price and per se. The appropriate level of task division was defined through experimental design of the production process. In contrast to Smith's view which was limited to the same functional domain and comprised activities that are in direct sequence in the manufacturing process, today's process concept includes cross-functionality as an important characteristic. Following his ideas the division of labor was adopted widely, while the integration of tasks into functional, or cross-functional, process was not considered as an alternative option until much later.
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Sunday

Financial Econometrics


This course is about the intersection of finance theory and statistical techniques. Finance theory produces models that must be verified or falsified with data from real world markets, which often requires advanced statistical tools. Conversely, statistical analysis of financial data can lead to empirical facts that are inconsistent with existing theories, begging for new models or investment strategies.

The course begins with an overview of models of time-varying expected returns and time-varying risk. These models are then used together to describe the tradeoff between risk and return in a cross section of assets, which is central to modern portfolio analysis. The latter part of the course covers long run relationships between asset prices, including present value models and bid-ask spreads, and models for high frequency (intraday) financial data and how to use those models to evaluate trade execution strategies. The course also introduces the statistical tools, including maximum likelihood, robust inference, and co integration analysis, that are required to understand and apply these models using financial market data.

Students who complete Financial Econometrics will have a core set of tools essential to modern finance practitioners as well as an understanding of how those tools relate to modern finance theory. The course also offers a brief introduction to Mat lab, a computing package used in many Booth finance courses. This course is thus an ideal lead-in to upper level empirical finance courses.
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Econometrics and Statistics in Modern Business



Business Statistics

The first course in our statistics sequence, Business Statistics is designed with two broad objectives in mind. First, it is a “ground up” statistics class, designed to be accessible to students with no prior knowledge of statistics. However, it is also designed to give students background in data analysis, probability, and statistics sufficient for all but a handful of upper level elective courses at the Booth.

To accomplish these goals, the course begins with data analysis and probability, building toward statistical inference and eventually culminating with linear regression in the final weeks of the quarter. Much of the material is similar to a college-level statistics class, but the pace is considerably faster and the emphasis is on understanding over memorization of formulas.

Business Statistics is concept-based rather than case-based. It is both impossible and counterproductive to introduce (or to ask students to memorize) all of the wide variety of techniques and terminology used in different fields of business to solve many different problems. Instead, we focus on unifying these techniques around a set of core quantitative tools and concepts. Students leave Business Statistics with an understanding of the key elements in statistical analysis, providing a robust conceptual foundation that enables students to understand, apply, and interpret the results of statistical techniques in any business environment.
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E-commerce and business growth in Indonesia



Introduction

Trading activities have been carried out by our ancestors since time immemorial. Ancient method of trading is done by barter, the exchange by trading goods with the goods, then the way it started was left switched to the conventional way of trading is a way that brings trade between the seller and buyer in a place that we call the market, both in traditional markets as well as supermarkets. If the traditional market buyers can bid while the price of goods in supermarkets, the price of goods not negotiable.

In accordance with the development, commercial activity has also experienced various changes, One of the ways that are popular these days is how to trade through electronic media, the authors review will only focus on the use of electronic media into the use of computers connected to the internet that we usually call by the term e-commerce. Perhaps the term is for some people in our country still sound familiar, but not so in developed countries. In the United States, e-commerce has become a common practice in commercial activities of their inhabitants.

As we all know that today the Internet is a communications medium that was popular in Indonesia and in the world. Many reasons underlie the selection back on the Internet as their communication medium, these reasons include the ease and convenience of communicating via the Internet, because the Internet is a communications network so extensive that all the people in any part of the world can communicate and exchange information rapidly.

From year to year, Internet users, especially in Indonesia to grow, from recent data collected by APJII (Internet Service Providers Association of Indonesia) more Internet users has increased, from their latest data, during the year 2007 Internet users in Indonesia has reached 25 million people , whereas in previous years Internet users numbered about 18 million people. From these data show that only in a single year increase in Internet users has reached 39%. Actually not too surprising that the increase of Internet users because more and more cafe-cafe, apart from that mobile phones have become lifestyle also has been equipped with GPRS facility to access the Internet. From various kinds of easy access to the internet, APJII estimates that in 2008 Internet users will rise by 40%.

Increasingly familiar with the Internet in Indonesia society is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to further develop e-commerce in our country.


Discussion

As described above, that e-commerce is a way of trading by using electronic equipment in particular is the internet. Ecommerce Technology itself has long been used on the Internet that is derived from services EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) EDI service which has expanded so rapidly in countries that have a computer and telephone networks with unlimited access to obtain the required data very quickly.
According to David Baum opinion states that: "e-commerce is a dynamic set of technologies, applications, and business process that link enterprises, consumers, and communities through an electronic transaction and the electronic exchange of goods, services, and information ". That e-commerce is a dynamic set of technologies, applications and business processes that connect corporate, consumers and communities through electronic transactions and trade in goods, services and information made electronically.
In the modern business world today which focuses on convenience and speed of transactions, e-commerce is one of the alternative ways that trade can benefit all parties, both the consumer, as well as the producers and sellers (retailers). Benefits for consumers include:

In the modern business world today which focuses on convenience and speed of transactions, e-commerce is one of the alternative ways that trade can benefit all parties, both the consumer, as well as the producers and sellers (retailers). Benefits for consumers include:


1. Time efficiency, by using e-commerce, shopping time becomes shorter, because consumers do not need to go to a place to buy an item. Consumers just need to sit in front of the computer connected to the internet, then look for sites that provide goods to be purchased. Different if we shopped the market, we will take a lot of time to travel from home to the market, not to mention the time we wasted a lot of haggling a good price and also need time to choose what goods to buy it.

2. Factor prices, the price of goods sold through e-commerce is cheaper than the price in a store, it is because the distribution channels from producers of goods to the seller is shorter than conventional stores.

3. With e-commerce, consumers can conduct transactions anywhere, anytime without any restriction of time and place, it is an obstacle that we encounter when we are dealing in a particular place (the markets or shops), very rarely shop or market - stores open 24 hours a day.

4. Comfort factor, transactions in e-commerce promises convenience for the consumer, they do not have such overcrowding in the market, do not need to queue in the payment process and they also do not have to worry about the possibility of pickpockets or robbers. As for sellers and producers, the use of e-commerce will bring benefits in the form:

1. Reduce operational costs, especially costs associated with paper, such as: the cost of letters, notes, receipts, receipts and others. That is because all the DTA-data, whether the customer data, item data and sales data has been stored in the database, so do not need to be printed into the paper.

2. The absence of late payments and these payments can be checked immediately, That's because the process of payment is by credit card, so that payments will be on time, because before the payment process declared invalid, then the sale is not considered complete and can be ordered items not delivered.
3. With e-commerce, will reach a broader consumer, because the transactions in e-commerce is not limited by geographical location of a particular region, the transaction can be done between regions or between countries, it is very different from the conventional transactions where the consumer is only limited coverage in a certain areas.
One example of companies that have implemented e-commerce in business activities is the Amazon (www.amazon.com), a company based in Seattle, Washington, United States, but the Amazon as we know it has been transformed into an e-commerce site complete throughout the universe which sells a variety of books, musical instruments, compact disk music, compact disk and other films where the Amazon is more known as the largest online supermarket. Amazon's successful entry into the individual market segments, and managed to have loyal customers the most in the world. Amazon is domiciled in the United States, but the area is almost selling around the world including in Indonesia.


In a simple transaction process in e-commerce can be described as follows:

The process of purchasing an item via the Internet started when buyers visit a particular site that sells goods that are in need, the next step is the selection of goods at will (product selection). Purchasers who want to choose groceries can be purchased using a shopping cart to store data about the goods that have been selected and will be paid. Simple description of this shopping cart is like a shopping cart or basket that we normally use to shop at supermarkets or traditional markets serve as a place to put things our groceries. Cart itself is usually in the form of a web form, and made with a combination of CGI, databases, and HTML with SSL encryption for data security guarantor. As in the shopping cart in the supermarket, the Shopping cart items already entered can be cancel / return.

After the goods to be purchased is selected, the next process is the buyer must make the payment process. Previously buyers must fill out the form transactions. Usually this form to ask the buyer's identity and credit card numbers. Because this information could be misused if it falls into the wrong hands, then the party providers of e-commerce has been arranged for sending the data securely run, with certain security standards. After filling the form, the e-commerce provider will send an email to consumers and to the credit card issuer to check the truth of the consumer data it.
Once the data are correct, then declared a provider of e-commerce retailers will tell about what items are ordered by consumers, retailers will deliver goods ordered by mail directly to home buyers (UPS, FEDEX, etc). Even some cyber shop provide facilities for the buyer to check the status of goods that have been sent through the Internet (egg, FEDEX. Www.fedex.com).
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