Friday, April 30, 2010

Selling Gold Online May Get You More Money

Selling Gold Online

When you’re considering selling gold online there are a few things you should always keep in mind. First and foremost, never sell to a website that looks suspicious. If there’s no information on the company whatsoever, that is not a good sign.

Next, consider checking with the Better Business Bureau. If they’re listed and it’s positive, then chances are they’re a reputable company. Yet, just because a company isn’t listed with the BBB doesn’t mean they aren’t any good. Google them to see if they come up and what people are saying about them.

When you decide on a company that you’d like to sell your gold jewelry or gold coins to, make copies of all of the paperwork and take photos of everything, including the items and the paperwork. That way if something gets lost, you have backup. And finally insure your package. You never know when the post office may accidentally lose or damage your package.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Make Extra Money Selling Old Gold

Make Extra Money Selling Old Gold

When I was growing up on Pensacola Beach, just about every day I’d see one or more people running around with metal detectors and little shovels, looking for buried treasure I guess (mostly consisting of lost jewelry and coins I suspect.) I guess they made some extra money selling old gold that they’d find.

Today you hardly ever see people with metal detectors any more. Instead many people are digging through their jewelry boxes for old and broken gold items, or they’re cleaning out abandoned houses and storage units for treasures.

Other people are inviting friends over for a get together at home and offering their gold jewelry and coins to companies who are willing to buy them via a gold selling party.

Another great place for selling old gold is online. Just make sure you’re dealing with a reputable company, preferably one listed with the BBB.

But no matter how they choose to treasure hunt, they all have one goal in common and that is selling old gold for extra money.

And why not? It’s a great way to think outside of the box when it comes to making some extra cash during this modern day gold rush.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Where Can I Sell Gold?

Where Can I Sell Gold?

If you’re asking, “Where Can I Sell Gold,” you’re certainly not alone. With the excitement of recent steady rise in the price of gold, more and more people are cashing in on this modern day gold rush. But before you decide to cash in on your own old gold, don’t rush off to the local pawnshop… Check out these other places instead.

Jewelry Stores – Your local jewelry store may offer you a good price for your gold jewelry, especially if it looks like they could clean it up and resell it in their store. You may or may not be able to sell your gold crown or gold coins there.

Online Gold Buyers – Many people have discovered that online businesses looking for gold to buy may be the way to go. This could be so if that business has a good reputation. Just keep in mind that once you mail off your goods, you may or may not be able to change your mind. Some of the better online gold buyers will email you their offer to approve before just sending you a check.

Gold Refiners – If you want to leave out the middleman and make as much as possible, you may want to consider heading to the refiners who actually process the gold. You will most likely have to have a large quantity of gold to be able to sell directly to a refiner.

And if you’re still wondering, “Where Can I Sell Gold,” then a pawnbroker may be your best bet. Just keep in mind that if you go this route, chances are you may not get the best price for your gold items.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Where to Sell Scrap Gold

Where to Sell Scrap Gold

Do you have old pieces of jewelry lying around, but you’re not sure where to sell scrap gold? Well, you’re certainly not alone. Many people have been digging through their jewelry boxes with an uncertainty of where to go with their old gold.

There are a few places that may very well be local for many and no we don’t mean the local pawnshop. Instead, you may want to consider your local jewelry store or coin shop. Many jewelry stores will take broken gold items if they’re not in need of major restoration, but there are some stores who will buy any old gold for re-selling to refiners as scrap gold.

Another place to consider is your very own living room. Having a gold selling party to sell your gold is the perfect way to make some extra cash. And if you don’t feel like playing hostess, there’s bound to be someone in your town who wouldn’t mind doing so.

And finally, if you live in a bigger city, you may find brokers at trade shows that are willing to purchase your gold and silver. And if that’s not enough, sometimes the best resources are your friends and family. So the next time you see them, ask them where to sell scrap gold. They may just have a great place in mind.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Monday, April 26, 2010

Where to Sell Gold Jewelry

Sell Gold Jewelry

Thanks to the recession not many of us have a choice when it comes to making a living just to make ends meet. Some of us may go from working in an office to working behind a fast food counters while others will consider trying to sell gold jewelry that they don’t really want any more. So if you’re one of those people, read on.

Friends and family will often suggest an obvious place like a pawnshop; however, this should be your very last stop since most pawnbrokers aren’t willing to give you top dollar for your scrap gold.

As a matter of fact if you’ve ever been inside of a pawnshop, you’ll understand why they don’t want to pay too much. Almost everyone uses a pawnbroker, so this means a lot of risk is involved and these guys just want to make as much money as they can.

If you want to sell your gold for market value, you may want to try selling them through auction or an individual. You should keep in mind that auctions charge a fee, and individuals who are willing to buy your item probably aren’t in it just for the item itself.

Now days there are gold buying stores in most towns that buy used gold. Many coin shops and jewelry stores have gotten in on the gold buying action as well.

No matter where you decide to sell your gold jewelry, however, one thing to keep in mind, if you go back to a place you were quoted before, that individual or company may not give you the same price as before, as the price of gold changes minute by minute.

Mike Stokes
Sell Gold Guide

Friday, April 16, 2010

How to Sell Scrap Gold

One of the most difficult tasks that you need to do when you want to sell scrap gold is to find out whether your valuables are real gold or not. Years ago my cousin learned the hard way that not everything you’re told in life is the truth, especially when it comes to jewelry.

One of the simplest ways to see if your jewelry is real gold is by looking for a stamped mark that says, 10k, 14k or 18k. Another way is by scratching the surface of the item with a sharp item. If the item’s texture cracks or flakes, it’s not real.

And finally, an old tried and true method is to wear the piece if possible. If it turns your skin green, it’s not real gold. Of course if you’re still unsure whether your treasure is worth trying to sell as scrap gold, you can always take it to a professional and have them evaluate it for you.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
Sell Gold Guide

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Different Ways You Can Sell Scrap Gold

Sell Scrap Gold

If you’re interested in trying to sell scrap gold, you may be wondering just who you should to take it to. There are actually several options:

Jeweler: If you want to sell gold jewelry, you may find that a jeweler is the perfect option for your pieces. You should know however that not all jewelry stores may be interested in buying your items simply because they only deal in selling jewelry.

Refiners: Refiners are the perfect choice if your want to cut out the middleman and make as much as possible from your items.

Online Companies: There are more and more online companies sprouting up all over the web offering the opportunity to sell gold without having to spend your precious time traveling all over the place just to cash in your scrap gold. Instead, you’re asked to send your goods in to the company where there are weighed and a check is sent in return.

Commercials: You’ve probably seen them on your television late at night - those one of a kind (or not) commercials prompting you to call their toll-free number for more information about selling your scrap gold jewelry pieces, coins and even dental pieces for some quick cash. These work similar to the online businesses by having you send in your valuable items.

Newspapers: If you’re looking to cash in your stuff at a more personal level, then you may want to consider the want ads in your local newspaper where businesses and individuals both are looking to buy what you have to offer.

Gold Selling Parties: If you’re open to hosting or attending a party, you can sell your valuable pieces at one of these fun bashes and have an appraiser available to access the price of your goods. Keep in mind that you may not get the best price possible when you sell scrap gold at a party, since the appraiser and host of the party will get a cut of the profits from your wares.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
Sell Gold Guide

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Want to Sell Gold Items For Cash?

I don’t know too many of us who wouldn’t want to sell gold. I mean the idea of making a little extra cash during this economic mess is definitely not something many of us are willing to pass up if the circumstances are right. Unfortunately when it comes to selling your old gold items, it’s hard to know where to start.

Of course it might be obvious to simply take your gold jewellry or coins to a pawnshop, but the problem with that is, you may not get the best deal there. Instead we need to spread our wings and consider other possibilities such as:

=> Jewelry stores, which may offer a decent price for old or broken jewelry
=> Auctions both on and offline where you can set your own price
=> Private gold parties where you can both host and take your gold jewelry for selling
=> Television and website dealers who offer to buy your gold through the mail
=> Newspaper ads where individuals are looking to buy your gold

The above are only a few places where individuals can make a little money from their scrap gold. Please keep in mind however, that not every company is legit.

So before you decide that you want to sell your gold to that particular company or individual, do your research and make copies of everything before that sale is final. Otherwise you may find yourself being taken straight to the cleaners.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
Sell Gold

Sell Silver -  Sell Gold

Saturday, April 10, 2010

How to Sell Scrap Gold

When you’re scraping a precious metal, no matter what that metal may be, you always want to do your homework. So whether you’re wondering how to sell scrap gold or some other precious metal, you need to take a lot of things into consideration.

For example, while you can make a profit from this type of scrap gold selling, there are some pieces that are worth far more than that. Items which are usually scrapped are those that are bent or broken. Sometimes a simple wedding band or other rings like a high school or college class ring may also be scrapped since their value alone isn’t really worth much.

Also coins that are defective or damaged may be scrapped as well as dental crowns and bridgework, individual earrings, nuggets, wire, watches and some electronics.

Before you take the items to a buyer you will want to separate them first. The best way to do so is by seperating each piece into piles of 10k, 14k, 18k and so on. Next, you’ll want to remove anything that may be of value to another buyer since as stones or jewels.

And finally before you take your scraps to a dealer, weigh them and then call around to find out who has the best price for the weighed pieces. So now that you know how to sell your scrap gold, don’t let a buyer fool you into anything less than what your items are really worth.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
Sell Gold Guide

Sell Silver -  Sell Gold

Friday, April 09, 2010

How Affiliate Marketers Sell

Affiliate marketers like Mike Dillard of Magnetic Sponsoring know how to sell. They know that in your face selling and cold calling just doesn’t work. I mean seriously, would you want a salesperson hassling your every move as you try to check out their store or products. Would you want a telemarketer calling you at all hours of the day trying to push their product? I don’t think so!

Today’s MLMers know that selling a product means getting to know their customers and not forcing their product. Let them browse without harassing them. Let them sample the product with the freedom of not having to commit to anything. Let them have their cake and eat it too!

It’s all a part of Mike Dillard’s plan and it can be yours as well. Affiliate marketers don’t need to harass. It’s boring, a waste of everyone’s time and a part of the old rules that no longer apply. There’s a new set of rules in town. It’s time to play by them.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Internet Marketing Affiliate Program

A lot of you may be wondering is an Internet Marketing Affiliate Program really worth becoming a part of. Well, it all depends on who you go with. Some programs are more successful than others, but in reality no matter who you choose, you have to be willing to work with them.

You can’t expect a product to sell itself and you can’t expect someone to buy that product unless it’s appealing and they can find it. Imagine going to a website and seeing hundreds of different products strung out all over the place. Kind of irritating isn’t it?

Or just imagine visiting a website for a product that sounds interesting only to see a bright colored background with text that is barely legible. I know I’d be leaving that website in a hurry.

So if you really want to become part of an Internet Marketing Affiliate Program like Magnetic Sponsoring, for instance - you really must be willing to do your part as well. You can’t expect to make money by sitting on your rear end and doing nothing, now can you?

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

How To Get Started in Affiliate Marketing

I won’t lie to you. If you decide you want to get started in affiliate marketing, it’s not all fun and games. A lot of entrepreneurs try to sugar coat the truth just to make their business seem easy and sell you some bogus information product promising you to get rich with no work.

But if you’re not willing to put in a lot of hard work in the beginning, your dreams of vacationing in the Bahamas and spending more time with your family won’t come true.

You can’t just expect a product or service to sell itself. You have to promote that product and keep track of how it’s doing. If you’re not getting any hits to your promotional page, you’ll need to rethink things and figure out what needs improving.

You may need to make some changes to your website, promote your product through social networks like Facebook or Squidoo. You may even need to create some Google ads to get people to take notice in your business. Things may be easy or they may be frustrating. But in the end it’s really worth all of that hard work

So if you still want to get started in affiliate marketing, my suggestion is starting with a product that knows their business - one like Mike Dillard’s Magnetic Sponsoring.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Want An Affiliate Marketing Business?

So you think you got what it takes to become an affiliate marketing business magnate? Chances are you’re wrong. Affiliate businesses are a great way to bring in some income, but if you think you’re going to be rich overnight, you need to wake up and smell the roses.

No program is going to make you instantly rich. Instead it takes months to become successful and that’s only if you’re dedicated to making that success a reality. So if you’re the lazy type that thinks success is handed to you on a platter, you’re wasting your time.

(Affiliate marketing is a real business, just like a retail store or a restaurant.)

However, if you’re the type of person that knows in order to achieve success you have to be willing to work at it, then an affiliate marketing business like Mike Dillard’s Magnetic Sponsoring may very well be right for you.

Why? Because you already want to achieve success, so now it’s time to take it to the next level and attract customers without wasting your time doing so. You’ve got better things to do with your time; hunting down customers shouldn’t be a part of it.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
Selling Scrap Gold

Monday, April 05, 2010

Affiliate Marketing Products

Did you know that you can make money online with affiliate marketing products? Most people assume that in order to sell affiliate products, you have to spend a lot of money just to get started. While some companies are that way, Magnetic Sponsoring is different.

For the price of a night out at a restaurant, you can purchase the Mike Dillard Magnetic Sponsoring book and system, and then make money from marketing it. And if you think it will be too hard, you’re wrong.

One of the best ways to get customers to buy a product is by giving away valuable information for free.. Unfortunately most companies no longer do that because of the economy. Yet, Mike Dillard is still going strong by giving his product away with no strings attached.

And the best part is, even if you’re just giving away his affiliate marketing products information, you’re still going to make money! I don’t know of any other company that will allow that, do you?

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
Magnetic Sponsoring

Sunday, April 04, 2010

What Is a Twitter Direct Message?

It’s hard to imagine what an online business would be like without social networking. Take Twittering for instance. A lot of businesses are beginning to rely on programs like this because they can keep in contact with their customers on both a person and professional level with just a few short words.

Still, there is some confusion to a few of the program’s feature. One of the many questions that have come up is, “What is a Twitter Direct Message?”

It’s really fairly simple. When you send messages directly to a specific person only they can see what you’ve sent them even if you have hundreds of customers or friends on your list. So it’s like sending private messages that only that person can read.

So now that you know what a Twitter Direct Message is, the rest of Twittering is fairly simple and a great tool for anyone who wants to improve the customer service relationship of their online business.

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
Weber Summit S 671 Grill

Saturday, April 03, 2010

What Are Twitter Followers?

Okay, so maybe you’ve heard all about Twittering, but you’re wondering, What Are Twitter Followers. When you follow someone on the social networking site or they’re following you, that’s them! Pretty simple huh?

Well, to be honest there’s a lot more to the social site than just that. When you follow someone and they follow you, you’re making a fantastic connection, especially if you have an online business. Following someone is a great way to keep in contact with what’s new with them and when they follow you, they can do the same with you.

Even if you don’t have an online business, the site can still be beneficial. For example, if you have a blog, you can let your contacts know that you’ve updated it and even send them the link and all in just a few simple words. How great is that?

Okay, so now that you know what twitter followers are, how are you going to take advantage of that information?

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
Coleman 9949 750

Friday, April 02, 2010

What is a Twitter Update?

Businesses need customers and the best way to reach them is with a Twitter Update. Twittering is one of the easiest and best ways to keep in touch with your customers and even friends. You can send a message to them from online, using a messenger or by cell phone.

The best part is, the messages are not long and lengthy like instant messages can be, which means you don’t have to worry about spending precious moments skimming through paragraph after paragraph just to find what you’re looking for.

This is especially great for those who use their cell phone for twittering and want to let their contacts (customers and friends) know what they’re up to on both a personal and business level.

In reality a Twitter update is a great tool for anyone who has an online business and wants to keep in touch with customers, friends or even other business associates without spending hours doing so. But, be warned, Twittering can be very addictive!

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA

Thursday, April 01, 2010

What is an RT on Twitter?

It’s really no surprise that Twittering is the latest social networking tool for MLMer’s in the world of online marketing. But, have you ever wondered what is an RT on Twitter?

If you’re just getting started with twittering, there are definitely a few things you’ll want to learn! Like for instance Retweeting (RT). Retweeting is a great way to share information to your customers and vice versa.

Say for example you’ve just tweeted (messaged) about your MLM product being free for a limited time. Your customer can then retweet your message (along with your username) to others on their list who in return may want be interested in your product or at the very least add you to their list.

When you RT on Twitter, you’re expanding your business with just a few simple words and the click of a mouse. It’s simple and just one of the many great tools used by Twitterer’s everywhere!

Mike Stokes
Baton Rouge, LA
Sell Gold