Sunday, October 22, 2006

One Point Two Billion

In this surreal world of the internet, anyone, even you, can
put your point across to a staggering number of people in
every country on the planet.

From political activists to artists and writers, can now find
an audience to take notice of them where they could not get
much attention in their local community. Their horizons have
been dramatically extended, so their work will travel on
indefinately with no end in sight as in entering a collosal
black hole.

Where does their online work go? Where does it come to a stop?
The answer is, it will go on as long as the internet is there.
Even after they have no longer maintained a web site, their
work can be handed on to other sites, to add content.

There are too, website archive sites who keep copies of websites
for people to look at now and in the future. Twenty years from
now people will be able to look through archived websites to see
what was new then, what were the prices, what the stock market
was doing, what writers and artists were putting out, and the
list goes on and on. Ideal for a writer in the future.
Not only will people be able to see what was going on, but in
some cases will be able to hear what peple had to say, for
websites now are using music, video, and sound.
For those aspiring authors, and everyone it has often been said,
has a book within them, can write their great work of literature,
compile it to an e-book, and pass it around the internet, where
it could go the rounds for ever more, long after the author has
died. Conventional authors could hardly say that about their
hardback or paperback books.

At this moment in time, maybe only 40% to 60% of people in any
country log on to the internet every day, but the numbers keep
growing every year, and for those wanting to make a living out
of the internet, the future potential is enormous.
Consider the Asian market where the internet is fairly new, with
China as the next real big explosive market with unlimited
potential. Credit cards in China are unheard of, except for an
elite minority. To receive payment for anything over the
internet you would either, have to wait another 50 years if you
want to be paid by credit card, or persuade your Chinese clients
to open an internet payment account online with the likes of
Stormpay, which is an innovative new company, who will take any
form of payment to credit your new account, even cash, or bank
check. Stormpay even have 'WalkUp' offices around the world in
major cities and more are being established where a client can
deposit cash to credit their account for use on the internet.

Then the client can pay for anything on your site,
e-books, software, music etc., if you also open a Stormpay
account for receipt of the credits, all you need to open an
account initially, is an email address. Could not be simpler.
Credit cards over the internet could be a thing of the past,
many people still will not use credit cards over the internet
because of hackers, so what better way of secure transactions
do you need than a Stormpay account? It gives confidence to
your clients who need not hesitate to make a payment, there and
then, for whatever type of goods and services you provide.

Consider another aspect of selling to Asia and China in
particular. Most of the internet to-day is based on the English
language, but that is not the language they understand in Asia
and China. So, to sell to them you would have to make your site
multi-lingual. This could be just a few captions in Asian or
Chinese languages together with a button they can click on for
web pages in their own language. Or failing that, clicking on
a picture of an item on the screen can bring up a voice in
their language to explain what it is and how much it costs, and
to pay for it, they don't need a credit card, just click on a
link to to Stormpay's site and sign up for an account and
subsequently they can pay for anything on your site instantly.
The voice in their own language can be reassuring to the client.
Consider once again, if you intend selling to the vast Chinese
population, the enormous potential of this untapped market, if
you could only make a single dollar from each one living there,
you would be rich beyond your wildest dreams, for the population
totals ONE POINT TWO BILLION and still counting.


The author Tony Dean runs a web site where he has free ebooks

for instant download as well as sells ebooks and software.

"The Best Ebook and Software Site On The Net!"


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