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Internet And Kids – How Young Is Too Young?

Are you a parent? If you are, you may be curious as to when children regularly start using the internet. In all honesty, you will find that it depends. There are some parents who start their children with using a computer and the internet right away and others wait until their children need to do so for school. So, how young is too young for your child to use the internet?

What many parents, especially first time parents, do not realize is that some elementary schools teach their children how to use a computer as young as first grade. Of course, they may not learn how to surf the internet, but they do often learn the basics. These basics may include learning how to type, how to turn on a computer, how to use a computer mouse, and so froth.

In keeping with young age, there are many parents who allow their toddlers and preschoolers to play computer games. Although software for those games can be purchased online or in most media stores, some parents turn to the internet. The good news about this approach is that many trusted websites, like those for Nick Jr, PBS Kids, and PlayHouse Disney do not have harmful advertisements on their websites that your child could accidentally click on.

Young elementary school children are also likely to use the internet and a computer in general to play computer games. Towards the fifth or sixth grade, children may start to use the internet to do research for school projects. This is when it is really important to start monitoring your child’s use of the internet. Even if your child doesn’t use online social networking websites, use internet chat rooms, or visit pornographic websites, it doesn’t mean that they can’t accidentally come across them. Some websites are not very careful with what advertisements they show.

Junior high school and high school students, honestly, need the most monitoring online. These are students who not only use the internet to research, but to communicate with their friends and to make new friends. Unfortunately, not all teenagers are educated on the dangers that lurk online, especially where internet chat rooms and social networking websites are concerned.

So, is your child ready to use a computer and the internet? As stated above, it is your decision to make. With that being said, be sure to use your best judgment and be sure to establish some firm ground rules. Children who are at least seven years of age should never be allowed to use a computer alone. Strict rules should be imposed for older children.

Speaking of internet safety rules, be sure to make your views on social networking websites and internet chat rooms clear. If you don’t want your child to use them, state so. If they are allowed, establish rules. A few rules to get you started involve making a social networking website profiles private, not communicating directly with strangers, not trading personal information online, and not posting personal pictures or videos online.

As a reminder, you have the ability to determine when and where you child can access the internet. Just be sure that if you do allow your child to use the internet that you establish ground rules. Even toddlers and preschoolers should be able to follow these rules, such as only playing games on the website you get them set on.

Content Rich Internet Marketing Website

A content rich internet marketing website can be easy, difficult or impossible to make money from if you’re not using the right methods. But, what most new internet marketers don’t understand is that it’s not really that complicated once you figure out it out the first time. First, however, we need to define and describe what a content rich internet marketing website is and how it works to bring in targeted website traffic.

Across the internet you will not find a list of niche markets anywhere because there isn’t one, and that is for a good reason. These types of lists are inaccurate, poorly researched, or cover topics that are, for a lack of a better work, over-saturated. Let’s take Google’s publisher program, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of very high paying niche markets you could create a website for, however, because the competition is so high, it would be extremely hard to gain traction in the market. But there is hope, let me explain, but keep in mind this article is really over simplistic on purpose so bear with me.

When an internet user types words into his or her favorite search engine and hits search, the particular words he entered are called keywords. Let’s say for example that a user types in the keywords ‘lose weight in 30 days’. That user will receive many results that the search engine in will deem as relevant to his search thus providing the user the sites with the information that he was searching for. This type of traffic that is coming from the search engines is referred to as targeted website traffic. Now, on a content rich site the internet searcher will find articles, videos, blog posts and other information. And if the site is properly monetized, he will find advertisements for products and services designed to help him solve his problem.

On many of those sites, he will may be asked to enter his email address and opt-in to receive a newsletter or some type of freebie. Or, the site might be optimized to support an affiliate program or ad program. When that user clicks on the ad’s, the site owner makes money. And, since he is in need of learning how to lose weight in 30 days, he willingly does that. If he fills out the opt-in form, he will receive a newsletter, about every two weeks usually, and he will have become a niche market customer. If you are the niche marketer, the opt-in email address supplied is pure gold because you will have a customer or a potential customer. When he buys the products and/or services that you are advertising on your site, you will make money. Having a content rich site enhances the possibility of sales.

There is really no trick or magic formula to making money from a content rich internet marketing website. All you really need to do is have a topic that helps people solve their problems, makes them feel or look better, or supplies them with information that they need. The website content is what makes people visit your site again and again. The more content rich you provide on the site will determine how often they visit and how long they stay. The longer they stay the more opportunities you have to sell to them. Post ads that provide related products and services on your site because this is where the income comes from initially. Over time you can refine your ads, remove or ad products, or even sell advertising on your site to other internet marketers who want to take advantage of your traffic.

How the Internet and Web Designing Changed My Life: A True Story of Building a Home Based Business

For a long time I have been longing to own a home based business but I could not get the right ideas. While working in Gulu, in northern Uganda, with a reputable child development organization, I developed an idea of making office stamps and sell them to schools, hospitals, local government, NGOs and businesses to supplement my income and grow my own home business as well. I was inspired by the fact that in all the public offices I visited, the stamps used on very important official documents were wooden with bad impressions.

In 2008, I made my business plan and even managed to secure a short term loan to purchase a computer, a stamp-making printer, designing software (CorelDraw Graphic Suite X4) and blank stamps imported from Dubai. When I finally started my home based business of making stamps in 2009, I got so motivated by making the sales I least expected. My stamps appealed to everyone because they are forge-proof and are of good quality. I made sales right from the start and I still continue to make sales now and again.

Since I was working from home and only in the evening, I found it tiresome to get customers to grow my home business and also to deliver the stamps. My only affordable free marketing strategy was the word of mouth. It does wonders for me. Customers started calling me from time to time for my services. I found it bothersome yet I still had to concentrate on my job. I decided to employ a salesperson, who disappointed me by not making any sale in two weeks. Do you know why? She lacked marketing skills.

I thought of having my own website with an aim of getting orders to make more sales. Some young man came to my office, marketing his web designing and computer maintenance services. I picked interest in web designing and he asked me to pay an equivalent of USD 1,300/- to have my website designed and hosted. He gave me a business card that bore all his contacts, including his website. But when I tried to load his website, I realized it was hosted with a free host. Besides, it made me feel that he was not an expert in web designing.

Eventually, I opted to design my own website. Luckily, I chanced on Web Design Mastery e-books, which I immediately purchased online and started reading them. It cost me some good money to print 15 books in color and to bind them. Hmm… buying the e-books was easy because I had the money. But when it came to reading them and understanding the HTML language, the language used in web designing, I was really lost. I almost gave up. But since I had spent some good amount of money and that I was enthusiastic about having a website for my home based business, I had to persevere. I read and read over until I started understanding the various codes.

After three months of reading, I started designing my first website, which I hosted with HostGator in June 2011. The actual designing took me three months. I designed, redesigned so many times. I spent sleepless nights and people around me started complaining. I got stressed up due to too much sitting and my eyes started having a blurred vision because of being on the computer for long every day.

When I finally launched my web site, it was real relief and happiness to see it working properly, thanks to the very good tutorials of Web Design Mastery. Shelley Lowery is my living hero because she opened my eyes to the internet world, where most rich guys have accumulated their wealth. Before I learned web designing, all what I knew about the internet was to surf, receive and send emails. But now, I have known much about internet businesses and even marketing. Isn’t that great!

The reason why I refer to Shelley Lowery as my living hero is that in addition to being a good teacher with her e-books, she introduced me to two other web sites in one of her e-books. This is where I had an opportunity to read about Stone Evans’ programs, which inspired me to start yet another home based business with the Plug-in Profit Site. This further widened my understanding on how I could easily accumulate wealth by just promoting other programs.

Promoting affiliate programs needed a lot of internet marketing skills, which Stone Evans took me through one by one every day and for 30 days. I am also becoming slowly an upcoming marketing expert and I recommend everyone to sign up for these wonderful programs that can change one’s life. My life has changed since then. I always thank God for giving me that vision of learning to design web sites, which opened my eyes to the Internet, where the richest guys in the world have accumulated their wealth.

This is my living testimony and I wish I had godly power to change the minds of others; I would make everyone on earth to begin promoting affiliate programs to better their lives. But because I am a normal human being, I can only use a pen to reach many people through the internet and through this article of testimony. I therefore appeal to whoever chances to read this article, to grab this wonderful opportunity by reading about how one can make money from promoting affiliate programs.

If you sign up for the programs Stone promotes, you will not only discover great home business ideas that will help you to make money from your home, but you will also learn how to market your own home based business, which is a great way of accumulating a lot of wealth from just your computer.

I now use my web site to receive orders and provide my customers and visitors with information. I know longer move up and down to pick orders. When I finish designing the stamps, I use a local courier to deliver them to my customers wherever they are. Do you see the power of the internet?

I count myself a lucky person to have multiple streams of income: my full time job, my stamp making business and my marketing business. I would like everyone not to be left behind in this era of information. Internet users are increasing everyday and they are all looking for information to better their life. Through the internet, you will really discover great home business ideas that will obviously change your life positively. This is a great opportunity worth grabbing.