Booking Surfing Lessons Online

If you haven’t taken surfing lessons, yet, you might check out online sources. Booking surfing lessons online is an easy way to get your holiday in order. You can check out the different programs offered, book lodging, and even arrange transportation online. Each of the top rated online surfing schools has a slightly different method for booking your surfing lessons. Here are some of the best, with pointers for signing up.

Harlyn Surf School

The Harlyn Surf School is one of the first established in the UK. They offer paddleboarding, kayaking, coasteering, and group activities which are great for family reunions or corporate bonding. They offer four different ways to book your holiday. You can call on the phone, use email, or book on site at the beach, itself. The site offers a clear rate structure, and tabs that offer all of the information you need to decide if this is the beach and the school you wish to attend. Once you have done your online shopping, you can book your holiday through email.

St. Ives Surf School

4498838585_2469ff1e81_b

St. Ives Surf School, located in Cornwall, is an action packed holiday of surfing, kayaking, coasteering, and more. You can learn to do standup paddleboarding, too. They have access to beautiful beaches, and have skilled instructors who can work with people of all different skills levels and physical abilities. They also offer equipment and wetsuit rentals at affordable rates. You can call the for further information, or to book lessons, or you can email them to set up your holiday. They like the personal touch, and prefer to talk to you or sign you up through email.

Bluewings Surf School

Bluewings Surf School in Newquay Cornwall offers a book now option and accommodations, along with the surfing lessons and kayaking. They offer an online inquiry form in which you can list the type of holiday you are looking for. They will contact you with a competitive cost and a list of availability. Their instructors are BSA qualified, and they take bookings for individuals, families, and youth groups, as well as wedding parties and corporate occasions. You can call their number for information, email them, or fill out the booking inquiry online.

Bude Surfing Experience

IMG_4372-900x444

The Bude Surfing Experience is one of the most diverse offerings in the realm of surfing schools. They offer lessons in surfing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), and coasteering. Their certified instructors are available for individual or group lessons, and you can book for your entire family, youth group, or corporate group as well. They state their goal as providing you the chance to improve your surfing and other activities at your own pace, so that all can participate. They provide equipment and wetsuits in the flat fee charged per hour. They offer purchase information on their website, along with rental information if all you want is to rent equipment. The online form to book your holiday is easy to fill out, and you will hear back from them quickly.


How Important Is Your Website For Your Company?

Small business owners often wonder if they really need a website. After all, they don’t plan to attract overseas or even national attention. They also don’t expect to ship items long distances, so why would they need a website? Locals can just stop by the store and pick up what they want. However, if you are a small business owner and don’t have a website you are missing out on one of the best marketing strategies since newspapers. The truth is, the internet has practically replaced newspapers, radio, and even television in reaching and maintaining customer base. Here are some examples of how important your website can be for your company.

Shopper Demographics

Graph With Stacks Of Coins

Over 60 percent of the public now owns an iPhone or android. Think about how many people that is, for just a minute. You’ve noticed all of the people looking into their laps and avoiding eye contact, playing games, texting friends, and…shopping. Of this large percentage of the population, 80 percent of the will make purchases that very day. Now, think of the impact that would have on your business! Shopper information these days group a huge number of people into the demographic of handheld device users. With a website that converts easily to this type of format, you can have information about your company a touch of a finger away.

Another 20 percent of the population use their PCs or laptops to get information on the products they are looking for. In the U.S., the Small Business Administration reports that small businesses that have a website have, on average 39 percent more revenue each year than those that do not have an internet presence.

Many businesses have a strong customer base of older people, so the owners don’t think they need a website. After all, only people under 30 use the computer that much, right? The truth is, the vast majority of people over age 55 use the internet. They find it far more convenient than relying on a phone book for information, and they get more information than they ever could from a phone book. The internet is also easier to read than the small print found in traditional publications.

Gain Credibility

5439071608_7b1a5e121f_o

These days, when people hear about a business, they usually go online to check it out. If they can’t find the business online, they write it off. Having a website not only tells people about your product such as women’s clothing, they can find out your location down to an actual map, your hours of operation, accepted payment methods, and even parking. In addition, when a shopper finds your business on the internet, they know that it is a legitimate business.

Build Your Brand Name

16703717985_21f9c0cc6f_b

With a website, you can build up your brand name. Sure, you already do this with a storefront and some printed ads, but on the internet, viewership goes up exponentially. You can place calls to action on social media and post customer reviews that bring in business.

A website is crucial for your company. Build one today, and watch your profits soar.


A Fresh New Business With Fresh New Ideas

Entrepreneurs seem to always find a way to navigate tricky markets. With the world-wide recession faltering, and guarded optimism regarding recovery making the circuit of the business community, entrepreneurs are finding it easier to get investors. The affordability of internet exposure helps, too. However, out-moded and stale business models stand very little chance of survival.

Internet and Business

5126107002_84363b4f74_b

One of the most crucial steps to having a successful business is a healthy, active internet presence. Even 15 years ago, businesses were considered out of touch if they did not have a website. Now, you need a solid internet presence, with links in every market and activity in social media sites to keep your brand fresh. Companies such as Your Online PT are a perfect example of how a fresh, new business model will propel a company to success in record time.

Goods and Services

4071503845_b539483811_b

Anybody wanting to start a business knows the basic rule: offer goods or services that someone else wants. The savvy entrepreneur knows that the majority of his market will be looking on the internet in order to find the products desired. In addition, most of these people will be using their handheld devices, such as iPhones, smartphones, and tablets.

People also rely heavily on word of mouth, both for advertisement and for referrals. Businessmen and consumers alike use word of mouth to make important decisions. That is why social media is so important. One of the reasons youronlinept.co.uk is so successful is that they have developed a strong presence on social media sites. This encourages people to share the information with friends and to retweet advertisements and news about the company. By developing a broader customer base and building brand recognition, this new company has changed the face of online services.

How It Works

2496216440_032cd20432_b

Your Online PT has figured out how to provide personal attention to each person who has an account with them. This is what most people are looking for, and when they find it with an online personal trainer, they recommend the service to others.

The founders of this company realized that most people really care about their physical health, but cannot afford personal trainers and gym memberships. So, they adapted a very brick-and-mortar service to the online community.

Clients who subscribe to their services are assigned a team of personal trainers who can “tag team” that account, so that regardless of time of day or location, the client can contact a personal trainer famil.iar with their account. In this way, people can afford a personal trainer and have regimens designed especially for their needs, without the added expense of gym memberships.

If the client has or wants a gym membership, the online personal trainer will develop a regimen to utilize the available equipment. The trainer will also be able to help his clients develop a diet plan and maintain a flexible schedule, making it far more likely that the client will stay with the plan.

Your Online PT is a perfect example of a successful business model in today’s world.


Lighten The Load When Doing Your Business SEO

If you have a business website then you would be familiar with the practice of submitting your site to business directories. These are directories similar to the Yellow Pages and the Thomson Local, however they are purely web based.

One of the main advantages of getting your website listed in the directory is the SEO benefit. Often business directories allow your listing to contain the URL of the site along with relevant business information, and once indexed by Google this will pass authority to your site helping your websites ranking. Also having your listing indexed in a matching category gives your site added relevance and helps improve association with your target niche.

So then the simple question is how to go about it, and how to do it best.
First off its always best to have a little search around and see what directories you can find on your own. In this example I will be using a food based site:

Loading up Google I start by simply searching for ‘food directory
First result comes up as http://www.foodshetland.com/
The aim of the site is obviously to attain a link, usually through a submission page. Looking at the site there is a submission page for the A-Z directory, but it looks like its a paid listing. More often than not a paid listing is not worth the while, at least for this example we are looking for free business directories.
Second result is specifically food outlets, restaurants and the like. This is going to be a submission for a web based food site so no physical outlets, so we can skip this one straight away.
Third result is again a paid directory, so using this method we aren’t getting great results.

I then tried changing my search term, hoping to find the type of directory we are after. For this I started with ‘“Powered by: php Link Directory” food
I used this phrase because the first part is the type of software used for the directory, this is similar to how you could search for ‘”Proudly powered by WordPress”‘ to find a WordPress blog. After that dropping in a keyword should return directories which are relevant to the food industry.

Straight away the first result is a good one, seems like a food and beverage directory with the option to add your own URL on the page. This specific site has a policy which requires a link back to their own site before approval is granted, this can be common for directories in certain niches so you have to see.

I started to think about how you could simplify this process, I mean after all you are going to have to repeat it quite a lot because you want as many listings as possible. If you are going out manually finding all these directories, then typing in your details over and over, its going to take you a very long time. I started searching round and I found some software called PHP Dir Submit >

This software is actually really interesting, and they give a free trial so I had a try and I was very impressed. First off its all website based, so its not software that you run on your computer, this is a real bonus for me as I already have a website. Along with being able to run it for yourself, it has the flexibility to offer free accounts which give people the opportunity to trial the software. If you are an SEO company then this would be a great tool to have on your site!

Signing up was a simple process, and once you are logged in, its very easy to set up your website, enter in your details and start a campaign.
Starting the campaign was as simple as choosing your website (entered in earlier)  and clicking Start.

Once started the system will start to process through the preloaded list of website directories. You don’t actually get to see the whole submission form, but it will give you a summary of your submission details, and then details on the current site. Because many directories are so custom it would be very hard to create a tool which can do it automatically with a high rate of accuracy.

Commonly you will only be required to choose a relevant category, but on some there is also CAPTCHA forms etc.

Along with directory submission, the software also allows you to submit articles, and bookmarks…its really powerful!
As a user its a great piece of software which is clean and easy to use, I would recommend it to anyone.

As a site owner, its unbelievable. Like I said earlier, if you ran an SEO company and had this tool on your website then it would create great added value. Potential customers could use the software on a limited basis, and you could be there to offer support while giving the opportunity of up selling.

The site does have a demo set up so you can test out the admin control panel, and they also give out 300 free submissions when signing up on the Demo as a user, so give it a go and see what you think!

http://www.phpdirsubmit.com/