New Online Business Ideas

There are lots of guides posted around the Internet that teach average Internet users how set up their own online business where they can earn enormous amounts if they stay committed. These guides present online business ideas that are easy to understand and have become so popular that so many people took note of these online business ideas and applied them to their future businesses. This lead to more online businesses and greater competition. If you are planning to join the competition, you will need new online business ideas in order for your business to have any leading advantage over the rest. Here are some new online business ideas that can push your business beyond the limits.Web 2.0 Design TechnologiesWeb 2.0 technologies aren’t anything new to the Web and online businesses have been using it for years, but many of the online businesses managed by aspiring Internet marketers often use the easiest ways to get an online business up and running and in most cases, the easiest ways result to very basic websites that use dated designs.To avoid using these designs, it is best to utilize the Web 2.0 design concepts and web applications to make your online business look better and allow better interaction between you and the visitors. You can start by incorporating a blog on your site using one of the minimalistic design themes. Then decorate that blog with some widgets for even more interactivity.Web 2.0 MarketingWeb 2.0 also changed the way people market their businesses. E-mail marketing and classified posting are still popular methods, but there are so many other people to reach out to in social networks and video sharing websites. Get into a single social networking site if you haven’t yet, create your profile, and start spreading the word while growing your network at the same time. The larger your network, the more likely you will have visits to your profile. Once you feel that you are getting visitors from one social networking site, create other accounts in other popular sites and do the same.Video marketing is another great way in generating traffic to your online business. If you make a good convincing video, your sales may skyrocket if you are selling products or services directly. You can still take advantage of video marketing even if you don’t have a recording device by creating videos using some of the free video creation tools online.It is important not to commit yourself to these Web 2.0 online business ideas because one day these techniques will be frequently used and newer techniques will surface. Therefore, it is important to keep up with the trend and pay attention to the competition to see how they market their business. The search engines are always open so you can easily see what the other online businesses are up tois the most effective way to increase sales without being taken over by competitors.. You should also find new ways to improve your site to make sure it looks as unique as possible. This is the most effective way to increase sales without being taken over by competitors.

A Brief History of Feng Shui

Feng Shui (pronounced as “fung schway”) literally translated means “wind and water.” It is an ancient Chinese art and science of placement and arranging objects and space within the environment so as to achieve harmony and balance. The object is promote and nurture the flow of good Chi (pronounced “chee”,) which is a Chinese word similar to “energy” in English.Feng Shui is not simply a decorating style. In fact, it is a discipline with rules and guidelines that can be adapted to fit with many different decorating styles. Truly it is a belief system which combines many different religious, geographical, astrological, mathematical, and philosophical ideas, as well as aesthetic values.The origins of the term Feng Shui have been said to come from the Jin Dynasty (265-420.) In the Burial Book written by Guo Pu, Chi rides the wind and stops at the boundary created by the water. Ancient Chinese believed in manipulating the Chi so that it was directed with purpose and not wasted. Since this art and science was based on the wind and water, the term Feng Shui was born.Today, it is a widely held belief that all Feng Shui books were burned during the Qin dynasty (221 BC – 206 BC.) One of the most authoritative works on the subject was written by Huang Shi Gong and given to Zhang Liang during the latter part of the Qin dynasty. Later, in the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907,) Yang Yun Song and his disciples wrote several books on the subject. Those particular works are the most authoritative work used by all Feng Shui schools. Unfortunately, the books were very cryptic and used knowledge largely passed down through the oral tradition.Feng Shui is also believed to be intuitive and derivable from our own common sense and our sense of what is natural in our environment. Eitel, a German Missionary in China in the latter half of the 19th century, wrote in his work, Feng-Shui, Or, The Rudiments Of Natural Science In China(1873), that the origin of Feng Shui is a belief system that is unique to the writings of Chu His and other writers from the Song dynasty (1126-1278.) Chu His is more well known for influencing Confucianism, and while his writings and commentaries may have become the foundation for Feng Shui, Feng Shui’s roots truly go back as far as original Chinese Philosophy.By the mid 19th century, Feng Shui had become such a part of life that the Chinese government published all the materials necessary for use in the practice of Feng Shui. In fact, as English speaking settlers came to China in the mid 19th century, they had a difficult time adapting to the way of Feng Shui. Much like modern day contractors have to conform to building codes and other community rules and regulations, the English settlers had difficulties in construction and renovation because their design ideas did not conform to the Feng Shui principles, and were therefore rejected.Further early introduction of Feng Shui to westerners did not go well either. When foreigners wanted to purchase land, and those foreigners were not welcome, they would be directed to land that did not lend itself to good Feng Shui. Early western writings on the subject of Feng Shui were equally as unkind. In 1885, one author wrote that “if any one wishes to see what a howling wilderness of erratic dogmatism the human mind can arrive, when speculation usurps the place of science, and theories are reverenced equally with facts, let him endeavour to fathom even the elementary principles of that abyss of insane vagaries, the science of Feng-Shui.”Over the last few decades, many English books have been published on the topic of Feng Shui. They usually focus on interior design, decorating, architecture, or landscape design. Reception from English audiences has often been skeptical, particularly towards the use of crystals, wind chimes, fountains, and mirrored balls. Claims that Feng Shui can improve one’s life, finances, and relationships are dismissed by some as mythology and new age mysticism. Still, others in the west have adapted Feng Shui to their own lives and report overwhelming positive benefits.