Wholesale Lighthouses and Windmills

If you are in the business of selling any type outdoor décor, lighthouses, windmills and other nautical décor is a must have for your line of products. Nautical décor in fact is one of the fastest selling items within most of the coastal states within our country.

If you are looking to increase your line of products with a nautical line, there are several questions you need to answer to assure a high sale ratio.

First is the fact that Amish built anything will sell faster since the Amish are well known to produce a high quality product. If you purchase your wholesale nautical décor from an Amish manufacturer, you will be able to use that fact within your marketing strategies which will significantly increase your sales.

The next important question you need to answer is what type of products do they manufacturer. Without question lighthouses are the largest seller of nautical décor. As we know though, the more products that you have to up sell, the higher your profit margin. Before going into the many high selling nautical décor items, let’s take a moment to discuss the options you should have available to offer your customers.

The largest selling lighthouse is 5′, but that is not all you need to know. There are Amish manufacturers who offer many options to their lighthouses which again will significantly increase your bottom line, here are some of the options you need to look for:

Solar Powered Lighting
Cut out windows and doors which illuminate the entire lighthouse
Rotating Lights
Various sizes for each lighthouse
Replicas of all the lighthouses within the Country
Wooden & Poly Lighthouses

There are certain Amish manufacturers who offer all the options above. Most importantly is the fact that 70% of all lighthouses sold are being purchased with at least one additional option which again increases your profit margin.

While the 5′ lighthouse is the largest seller, you should always offer 3′, 4′, 5′ 8′ and 12′. If you want to stock certain items you can do so with an option to have the manufacturer drop ship other less popular sizes directly to your customers.

Another option that sells extremely well are the poly lighthouses. Poly lighthouses are extremely strong and are guaranteed not to split crack or splinter anytime within our lifetime. This allows the customer to have a painted or polyurethane lighthouse or windmill that maintains its beauty.

The next largest selling item would be Windmills. Again windmills should be offered in small, medium and large sizes. As well it will be to your advantage to find a manufacturer who offers a poly made windmill with a lifetime guarantee from the manufacturer.

Other nautical décor items that sell extremely well would be Pier Post, Nautical Post and Whirly Birds. While all sell extremely well, the Whirly Birds sell out of every store I have seen them in.

Review Your Affiliate Marketing in 2013

If you are ready to take on the challenge and bring your affiliate marketing business to the next level, you will need to revise your promotion methods in 2013. It is said that there are more opportunities and more changes in this industry than anywhere else, therefore, internet marketers need to be sensitive to the changes in the niche and resonate with their online audience. There are some trends that are likely to continue, but some will just turn back and it is important to gather niche-specific information before one would set up an affiliate marketing plan for 2013.

Reviewing the Niche

First you have to check whether you are in the right niche and if it is still as profitable as it was when you selected it. There might be a chance that there are some new opportunities that arose in some of the sub-niches and you can fulfill the need of information in a specific field. This step requires a lot of research, however, it will be much easier to diversify yourself and stand out from the crowd. Review your articles, posts and publications to see if there is anything that is extremely popular and stick to the sub-topic if possible in 2013.

Trends in Link Popularity

You need to check the trends in Google and Yahoo, as well as news sites. This will help you determine the directions of people’s interest and you will be able to understand your audience better. If people have a different approach to a problem or a new expectation for a solution you have to be able to accommodate this in order to be successful in affiliate marketing in 2013. Are you promoting the right products for the right people? If not, how can you shift the focus to bring in more conversions?

Statistical Data of 2012

Most affiliate marketers are not good at analytics. It is indeed boring to review statistics for hours. The good news is that there are some SEO statistical sites and there is Google Analytics alongside with Webmaster tools, so you do not have to spend too much time with calculations. Check if there are any trends (upwards or downwards), review the most popular links and posts to identify the pattern. Knowing what brings in the most money will help you maximize your profits with less effort.

New Rules of Affiliate Marketing

Compliance was a great issue in 2012, and it is likely that the affiliate marketing market is going to become even more regulated in the next year. Facebook ads rules have become stricter, still some advertisers say that the conversions have gone down. The layout of affiliate pages has to now include all disclaimers, and you need to tell your readers on every page that you are acting as an affiliate to cover your back. It is likely that the rules of affiliate marketing will be revised again in 2013, so you need to keep your eyes open for these changes.

Crown Jewel Care in Healthcare

Clinicians today face intense competition for consumers’ health care dollars from a multitude of sources. At the end of the day, a successful practice has one important quality to leverage: an outstanding customer experience. Providers in any setting can use this to become more competitive and service their current clients more effectively at the same time.

The best way to begin is to perform an internal study of your practice–identify the strengths that highlight the weaknesses of others. When you commit to embracing and promoting the key attributes that set you apart, you can create a successful, “crown jewel” practice, withstanding any competition.

Before the Visit

Even before a patient walks in your door, consider how visible your practice is in the community. Fortunately, enhancing visibility doesn’t have to be expensive. Get your name out by:

  • Joining the local chamber of commerce or other business organizations.
  • Writing a guest column in the local newspaper, submitting press releases, offering guest lectures, or sponsoring local events to obtain free media exposure
  • Enhancing your web presence by optimizing your website with key search terms and remaining current with your social media.
  • Regularly checking whether your pertinent details are listed on managed care sites-address, contact information, providers and treatment specialties. When a patient searches services through insurance websites, your practice has a better chance of being displayed.

During the Visit

Once your patients are in the door:

  • Enforce proactive systems to collect insurance information to verify coverage for services.
  • Discuss financial responsibilities with patients to help alleviate concerns, and present different payment options.
  • Offer patients customized billing services, such as electronic statements, and e-mail/text message appointment reminders for their convenience.
  • Educate patients on the value of skilled care. When patients understand the value, they’re more likely to remain compliant.

After the Visit

The key to success of any customer retention program is to find the best way to reach your target market; some patients may respond better to one form of communication than others:

  • Make yourself more accessible to patients as educational resource post-treatment. In the age of the Internet, consumers have more access than ever to health care information. However, it may not always be credible, and can create a considerable gap into which clinicians can step in. Ensure patients understand they can contact you by e-mail, phone or even text messages.
  • Implement a customer retention program. Send a birthday card, a personal note inquiring on the patient’s status, or clinic news.
  • Personal e-mail addresses are a great way to begin e-mail campaigns, assuming patients have opted in to receive e-mail marketing.

Bringing it All Together

Clinicians have many unique opportunities to set their practices apart. Start with a SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats), to lay the groundwork for setting yourself apart in the minds of consumers.

By highlighting the attributes that make you stand out, you can truly become a crown jewel destination for care.

How Healthy Are You Eating? Waterless Cookware Might Just Be the Answer You’re Looking for!

All of us know that eating vegetables is a healthy part of our diet, and gives us many of the vitamins and minerals for a healthy lifestyle. It’s the way they are cooked that actually decides how many of those needed nutrients we actually receive.

Waterless cooking is new to many, but has actually been around for many years. With waterless cookware, you cook with minimum or no water! When boiling vegetables or cooking with high heat you can lose as much as 42% of the minerals in your vegetables. With waterless cooking also known as vapor cooking you lose only about 2% of the minerals! So ask yourself what is the healthier way to go?

So what makes Waterless cookware different from any other cookware in our kitchen?

Waterless cookware is made with multi-layers of stainless steel and finished off with 304 surgical steel (one of the healthiest cookware to use). These layers are what allow even cooking from top to bottom, without any hotspots.

How hard is it to use?

Well it’s as simple as:

1) Rinse vegetables in water. You can cook multiple vegetables in the same pot.

2) Place lid on with the steam valve in the open position. Start on medium heat.

3) When the lid starts to whistle, close the steam valve and turn heat to low.

4) Cook 8 to 15 minutes depending on the type of vegetable.

5) Don’t peek!! You don’t want to let the steam out!

That’s it! Now you have healthy vegetables with almost all their vitamins and minerals,and your vegetables have their original colors.

That’s great I can make healthier vegetables with this cookware, but what about other foods?

Well the answer to this is, you can cook whatever you want whether it’s fried chicken,pot roast,meatloaf or even a pineapple upside down cake!

That’s right even a cake! Because the construction the cookware allows even cooking and use of low heat. You can even make a cake on top of the stove without heating up the house using the oven, and at the same time you are using less energy while you cook with Waterless cookware because everything is prepared with low heat and less time.

Most of us want to be healthier today! Some join gyms. Some purchase exercise equipment for the home. Unfortunately with our busy schedules today we sometimes decide we’re to tired to do any of these things, and this is an easy decision for us to make. One decision we can’t make is not eating! We need to eat to survive. Why not do it the healthy way! With waterless cooking you can get the most nutrients out of your food while eliminating added fats.

How Can Outsourced IT Consulting Help Healthcare Professionals?

If there is one area that IT consulting services might want to sink their teeth into, then it has to be the healthcare sector. It is for the simple reason that the healthcare industry is in constant need to upgrade their technology network. Whether it is in patient file database, illness profiling, or a myriad of other tasks that need technology, IT consultancy experts will be needed. This provides a fertile ground for such firms in their IT lead generation campaigns. The only question here is how to get healthcare professionals and companies to work with an IT consulting firm.

In case this is the scenario for your business, you must first realize the various issues that healthcare institutions have to face. Among these is variability. There are a lot of technological advancements being done in patient care and administration, and not all healthcare providers have the technical know-how to use or maintain specialized devices. And given the volume of patients needing immediate care, it is somewhat impossible for, say, a doctor or a nurse to operate a computer while treating a patient at the same time. This makes outsourcing the work to an IT consulting services that specializes in healthcare even more attractive. It may look a bit unprofessional for some, but for the sake of actually producing results, this is a necessary investment.

There are also other areas where IT consultants are needed. Take, for example, in information management. When we talk about hospitals and treatment centers, we are not just talking about doctors and patients. We are also dealing with the massive amount of data and technological equipment that needs professional handling. And really, with the costs being incurred with in-house IT specialists, it does make sense to have the job outsourced to those who can competently handle the job. And this is where you, the IT consulting service provider, who can answer that need.

IT consulting firms will benefit from a good IT appointment setting campaign, provided that they choose the right medium to communicate. And there are plenty to choose from, like social media marketing or telemarketing. What is important here is that you select a lead generation provider that specializes in healthcare. You need people who know a lot about this particular industry, since there are terms and rules that you need to be aware of if you want to be effective in generating qualified IT consulting leads out of the market.

You can promote your firm in terms of benefits. For example, you can start with your specialization in perfecting the IT infrastructure supporting a healthcare institution. Another benefit you can tout is in terms of cost reduction. Since a lot of IT consulting firms work for a reasonable consulting fee, the duration based on contracts, you can say that healthcare facilities can save more with you. If relayed by professional IT appointment setters, this can mean a great deal for you. You can get more IT leads that way.