The guys over at garagecommerce.com are doing some interesting stuff with PremiumTalk. They have worked out a Pay per Lead busines model where they use premiumtalk to drive customer sales calls to merchants for a fee. Pretty smart guys over there.
Skype Prime appears to have caved under the competition and they are shutting down the SkypePrime service. Skype had launched a competitor service to PremiumTalk in 2007 which allowed pay per call providers to use their skype back end. Skype charged a commission for each call and had limits on what types of services you could offer. It appears Skype is pulling out siting technical problems. Ofcourse we like to think it was because they had a hard time competing with PremiumTalk and our low low fees (currently Free!). Free is a pretty powerful word and that has allowed us to grow without doing any marketing. We are the best kept secret on the internet!
So with Skype pulling out of the race it looks like bitwine is one of the few competitors left in this space and they also appear to be on wobbly legs. Meanwhile PremiumTalk is growing stronger. Our parent company, Interactive Ideas, has several other success software products on the market such as our short sale software Captaloans.
We anticipate strong growth in all our products in 2010 and are very excited about some partnership deals in the work with PremiumTalk that will hopefully benefit our users with an array of new features. We look forward to the new year and want to wish everyone a happy holidays.
Many of you have called reporting problems with your paypal transactions this week. We contacted Paypal and it looks like they made some changes to their SSL certificates which caused all sorts of problems with us and with lots of others. The problems have been resolved and all should be working now.
PremiumTalk.com is the fastest growing e-commerce application on the web! Operating under the concept that everybody knows something PremiumTalk allows you to start your own business for free. The PremiumTalk widget can be used on any of the social networks to advertise your services.
PremiumTalk profiles are designed to leverage the power of social networks for mass distribution of users’ services across the internet. It’s no longer enough to simply have your own website. Businesses must engage social consumers by becoming a relevant and convenient part of their everyday lives. PremiumTalk’s new widgets for social networks enable buyers and sellers to engage in a whole new type of shopping experience that’s personalized and integrated into the online experience of the individual.
PremiumTalk provides a simple, secure and reliable platform that enables sellers of services such as online psychic readings, technical support, or business coaching from sharing and selling their expertise anywhere online. Virtually any service can be promoted any site, including popular sites like MySpace, FaceBook, Friendster, Blogger, using a the PremiumTalk widget.
Pay per Call works by advertising your businesses phone number alongside your Pay-per-Click sponsored results listing on select search engines or pay for inclusion web sites or blogs.
When a customer clicks on your advertisement a window will pop up where the customer enters their name and phone number. The advertiser is charged for the phone call lead once the call has been made and received by the customer.
BENEFITS – The advertisers only pay for calls made instead of just clicks received. The leads received are direct contact with customer which give you chance to close. Using the area code where the customer is calling from you can tailor specific services or products based on their geographic location.
We have a number of clients who are working in the loan modification business that are using PremiumTalk to offer advice to homeowners on how to complete their loan modification themselves.
Many homeowners know they can attempt the own mortgage modification but sometimes could use a little help along the way. By leveraging PremiumTalk many attorneys, processors, and brokers are able to offer a valuable service to Do it Yourself Loan Modification users and still make a nice profit.
Starting your own business does not have to be hard. You dont need to have an office and business plan to begin. You can just start small and grown into it. Thats the great thing about PremiumTalk – you can test it out and start small. Providing telephone or chat services is very rewarding. In addition to enjoyment of helping people and the increased income there are a lot of upsides to owning your own business.
Main Advantages of Being Your Own Boss
§ Creating your own blueprint for your business
§ Making your own decisions
§ Compromising is not necessary
§ No office politics or work place problems
§ Freedom to begin work when you wish
§ No meetings, excessive paper work, illogical procedures
§ Freedom from a boss you don’t like to work for
§ Able to eat or take breaks, a walk or bike ride anytime you want, or otherwise tend to human needs
§ Free to set your hours/schedule
§ Free to work your own way (by the TV, in a park, in 30 minute segments, etc)
§ Secure in knowing that your own merits, and not the company, determines your success or failure
Its not for everyone though. Its a LOT of work. You have to be willing to work at your business constantly. Lets face it…if it was easy everybody would be doing it. Its not easy but if you enjoy being your own boss then its not really like work. At PremiumTalk we are all part owners of the company (Interactive Ideas) so we all have a passion for what we do. Its 11:40pm and I’m writing this blog article not because I have to but because I want to. This is my company and I enjoy trying to make it grow. Having this type of attitude will help you succeed.
Canada has long been a progressive country. PremiumTalk allows free calling to all areas of Canada, except the Yukon. That area of Canada is a still a mystery to us! Anyway, we have been a rush of Canadian individuals and companies signing up for PremiumTalk. Part of it may be a new government initiative to encourage home based workers. Here is a recent article.
A weeklong study of 170 team members at Telus who telework showed 14,000 hours of commuting saved, $125,000 savings for fuel and maintenance of vehicles, and 114 tonnes of emissions saved.
Ald. Diane Colley-Urquhart, the city’s deputy mayor, said the initiative will change the way Calgarians work, where they work and how they work.
“By reducing traffic and infrastructure pressures, pollution levels and our overall environmental footprint, Calgarians and their employers will be able to improve their productivity and consequently their bottom line while making more time to enjoy our city’s one-of-a-kind lifestyle,” she said.
The initiative says benefits for the employer include increased employee productivity, decreased operating expenditures, increased competitiveness, a boost in corporate image as an environmental steward and diminished business disruption during an emergency.
The benefits for an employee include enhanced productivity both at work and at home, money savings for gas, vehicles, parking, dry cleaning and other expenses, more free time, improved health and well-being, and reduced stress.
More information can be found on the website workshiftcalgary.com.
We are getting lots of requests, especially from online psychics, asking if we will be allowing international calling with PremiumTalk. Because we offer our services for free we are not able to allow international calling at this time. Once we move into a pay to play status we will be able to turn this on for select countries. We appreciate all the great feedback. Help us keep PremiumTalk free by spreading the word!