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30 ways to promote your web application with little or no money

Making web applications is a very special way to make money online. If it's bad executed you can do as much as $0. If you do it well, you can become a billionaire (not sure? ask Larry, Sergey, Chad or Steve).

I'm a web applications maker besides being a blogger, and I'm actively working on a web application I pretend to launch in mid-2007. So I tried to figure out some ways to promote without spending more than US$1000, and without bothering anybody to do something for me for free, and here's what I got:
  1. Submit your web application to Techcrunch.
  2. Submit your web application to Read/WriteWeb.
  3. Submit your web application to eHub.
  4. Make easy to be bookmarked on del.icio.us so you get into the popular page.
  5. Hire a top digger and ask him to digg your web application.
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A Taste of Home

A New York entrepreneur rings up healthy sales by offering transplanted New Yorkers a familiar slice of life – with anchovies, if they wish.

By KEVIN SITES, FRI NOV 30, 1:33 PM PST

Successful web businesses know it’s not always the product they’re selling, but the feeling that goes with it. Take for example, Ed Powers’ company, IWantNYPizza.com. With just a few mouse clicks, the company will deliver New York-style pizzas anywhere in the U.S.

Powers got the idea when a friend who had moved to Los Angeles complained about not being able to find any good pizza in Southern California. Since Powers’ brothers-in-law own two Long Island pizzerias, he shipped a few pies to his friend. But then he realized there were probably a lot of ex-New Yorkers out there hungry for a slice of home. 

IWantNYPizza.com ships pizzas from New York to anywhere in the country overnight.

“We've had hundreds of emails from people. Folks have told us that they've had loved ones across the country who were going for medical tests and were in dire straits and then opened up the pizza and had a great experience,” says Powers.

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Ebay entrepreneur turns over £2m a year

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
- Friday, 14th November 2008

“My girlfriends’ father bought a Jaguar over eBay,” says Murray. “That’s when I got the idea to start getting rid of some stuff. When I sold my Playstation, I sold the memory card separately, which made me more money than if I’d done a package deal. That’s what gave me the idea for my business.”

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Home Based Business Startup Tips

Posted on October 8, 2006

People starting out in their first home based business adventure almost always suffer information overload in the early stages of trying to get their business up and running. I often refer to this as the "taking a drink from a fire hose syndrome".

During the last few years I have helped thousands of people start their own home based businesses. Many of these folks have become quite successful and others, for various reasons, have failed to achieve success.

For the first time home business entrepreneur there will be a great deal of "newness" to virtually all aspects of getting their business started. When you combine all of this "newness" along with the natural sense of excitement and eagerness, it is easy to understand how people can easily fall prey to the feeling of being overwhelmed and lost.

To a degree, the confusion/frustration/overload situation frequently encountered in the initial startup phase is often similar to the old saying about trying to run before learning to walk.

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