What The Heck Is PHP?

PHP is also known as Hypertext Preprocessor. It is an open source (free), server-side (meaning run from your server), scripting language that is used to create web pages.The site you are reading right now is made up of this language. If you’ve every visited a site that ends with “.php”, then you come across it. I’m sure you’ve probably heard of HTML, or Hyper Text Markup Language. With PHP, you can embed HTML right into a PHP script. You can basically use PHP to build your entire website, graphics included and embed your HTML right into the darn thing.

Here’s a little bit of what it looks like:

<!– post form data to form.php –>
18 <form method = “post” action = “form.php”>
19 <img src = “images/yourphoto.gif” alt = “User” /><br />
20 <span style = “color: yellow”>
21 Please fill out all the fields below.<br />
22 </span>

Look confusing? It’s not. While I am no PHP expert, I recommend anyone who owns their own website to become somewhat familiar with both PHP and HTML. I did so by just toying around with my own website. I mean, if you want to change the background color of you website and can’t get in touch with your programmer, you need to know how to do it. We shouldn’t just be sitting around waiting for a color change. Time is money.

PHP is very popular because of it’s strength in compatibility with other databases. In layman’s terms that means that this language works wonders with all sorts of other programs and it’s very fast.

If you are at all interested in learning a bit about this scripting language, let me know and I’ll bring some information to this site.

Most women I know are not too much into the technology behind it all and don’t really want to be bothered with learning or studying a scripting language. However, if you are looking to have your own website (and you should b), knowing a little HTML and PHP can make your life a bit less complicated. Are you interested? If so, give me some feedback.

More on PHP from around the web:

An introduction to MySQL databases in PHP – An introduction to MySQL databases in PHP.

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What The Heck Is A List

A list is just what it says. It’s a list. You know; a shopping list, christmas list, to-do list. Naahh. Just kidding. In the world of internet marketing and/or affiliate marketing a list = the names and email addresses of those people that you have access to.

Understand? I hope so. However, let me further clarify. Let’s say you have a passion to start an online business selling coffee and metal coffee cups. You just love coffee and you have marketed and advertised and built your squeeze page to attract only those folks who are also interested in metal coffee cups. I mean you have a collection of about 35 cups. So, you are considered coffee cup queen.

So you have your squeeze page up and your going to start doing some list-building. Why? Again, because you want to attract all of those other folks who also love coffee and have a fetish for coffee cups and other coffee associated items. What you intention should be is to get the name and addressed of those particular people. That is called building your list.

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Some internet marketers have lists that are in the hundreds of thousands. While others have lists that are in the hundreds and make as much money as the prior. “How’s that?”, you ask. Because what it boils down to is how responsive your list is. In other words, if you suggest to your list of loyal subscribers that they just have to get that coconut-flavored coffee from Spain, will they listen and click the button in the email you sent them and buy that coffee, which has your affiliate link neatly embedded in it? I sure hope so. Because if they don’t, then your list isn’t responsive. You get what I mean?

Ladies, no matter what kind of business you decide to get into. You MUST build a list. This should be at the very top of your action plan. Ask yourself how, then implement strategies to begin building your list of loyal subscribers who are responsive to what it is you have to say {PERIOD}.

Here’s what I have to say…. before your get your list you’ll have to have a way to communicate with them. Most internet marketers and/or affiliate marketers use what is called autoresponders.

The best way I’ve found to communicate with my list and the #1 service used by most is a system called Aweber. BEWARE! Do not purchase through this link, if you haven’t written down your action plan and decided exactly what you want to do. There are steps involved in starting and operating a successful business and women need to learn to do things in order. This is not the first step. Before you purchase a way to communicate with your lists there are other things you must do. Don’t make the same mistakes as I have. Please.