Magazine article Newsweek International

103 Best Web Sites (4)

Magazine article Newsweek International

103 Best Web Sites (4)

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Buy or Sell Anything


Short on cash for a new laptop? Belong to a health club you haven't seen in months? Trade in your gym membership for BigVine "Trade Dollars" and use them toward the purchase of anything on this site-- including that laptop you're after.


Get hefty discounts on supplies through this collective purchasing network.


Ready to cash out of your business? Post an ad alongside 10,000 other businesses for sale.

Color It In


Tutorials for beginners and experts on using graphics effectively in preparing Web sites and marketing, plus downloadable art elements for free use.


Plug "clip art" and "free" into any search engine for dozens of choices in icons, logos, backgrounds and animated GIF files (for that dancing logo).

Get the Word Out


The Internet News Bureau will write your company's press releases, suggest which journalists should get them, then send them out electronically.


Get free access here to a list of more than 1,800 e-mail addresses of reporters.


Another way to get your small company's site noticed: hand out WebCards--business cards with a color image of your home page ($95 for 500).


Want to build traffic to your site? Try to make sure it's one of the first links to pop up when surfers enter your business category into popular search engines. Essential if you aim to be your own Webmaster.

Take a Shortcut

Choosing an online portal or mall is a matter of personal preference-- they all try to put the best goods, services, links and freebies under a single roof. And while relying on one may make your business vulnerable if the portal ever shuts down, fans say the convenience outweighs the risk. …

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