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Online Fax Revisited – Why Every Business Should Be Using It

Online Fax Revisited – 2014

Online Fax Revisited 2014

Online Fax Revisited – Reasons Why Internet Faxing Has Become So Popular
(And 7 Reasons Why Every Business Should Be Using It)

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What is Internet fax? Why should I use it? What are the best online fax
providers or services… after ten years or more of covering this topic
– these are the most common questions I hear from my subscribers and site
visitors. Usually these visitors or subscribers are curious about using
the web and your email system as your main fax machine.

But most of all, these visitors are asking how does it all work?

For years, I have been explaining this whole process in my videos, on my
sites and in my many articles on the subject. Perhaps, the simplest way
of explaining how it works is to use the one common denominator everyone
is familiar with – email. Your faxes or messages are sent/received via your
email system, usually as PDF or TIFF files or attachments.

computer to fax machine

However, what is not simple or not fully understood about this whole email
faxing process is the role of the online fax service provider. It may be
helpful to think of this fax provider or service as you would your home
Internet Provider or IP service. But instead of providing web services,
for a small monthly fee, your online fax provider will give you your fax
number (or you can port your current number over to their service) and an
online account where you can also login to read/send your faxes. This fax
provider facilitates or handles all your faxes.

fax to computer

This provider handles all your messages/faxes and is often referred to as
a “cloud” service because it is hosted on a remote third party server.
Someone sends you a fax via your number and this provider processes the
message and sends it to you via your email system as an attachment – you
can read the fax directly on your computer/laptop/smartphone or you can
log into your account and read it online.

Probably the next question that arises – is all this safe? Do I
really want my faxes online?

Well, the best way to answer that is yes – to a certain degree. Your messages
can be encrypted and securely stored online, but you must thoroughly check out
the quality of your chosen service or provider. Also remember, whether we
like it or not, most of today’s business is carried out through the web using
email and online sites. Any service or site is vulnerable to hacking attacks,
but this can be minimized especially if you pick your provider wisely.

Why go through all this trouble to get my faxes? Why can’t I just keep using
my traditional fax machine in the office?

Yes, you can but there are many reasons why using online fax is so much more
convenient and advantageous. Just ask yourself – why are you using email in
addition to snail mail? Most likely because it can be faster, cheaper and much
more convenient to use email. The same goes for using online fax.

In addition, you have to realize many individuals and companies have switched
over to online faxing for the portability or mobility it offers – you can send/receive
your messages from anywhere and at any time. You and your business are no longer
tied down to the office location and/or restricted to office hours. This fact can
give you a competitive advantage over your competitors and this reason alone may be
further propelling the use of these services.

no fax machine

Next, using Internet fax can be much cheaper than traditional faxing – especially
when you consider you do not have to buy and maintain a fax machine, nor do you have
the ongoing cost of all those inks, toners and papers. The monthly rates are very
reasonable – usually well under $10 per month and even if your business does extensive
faxing – the costs can be lower if you get a custom corporate plan or service.

There is also the whole issue of spam which can be a troublesome problem, but with an
online system you can easily block undesired numbers from spamming your business. Keep
in mind, fax spam in a traditional system can eat up valuable resources and tie up your
machine for hours.

environment friendly

Another whole angle is the environmental benefits of using a paperless system to
send/receive your faxes. This will obviously be much friendlier on the environment
than a traditional paper system. With all the concerns about global warming and climate
change, companies and individuals alike, can do their bit to help save the environment.

Lastly, and perhaps most important to remember, going with an Internet or computer based
fax system means all your communications can be easily integrated into your whole operation.
Messages can be sent to all departments or salespersons simultaneously and these messages
can be easily retrieved regardless if you received them five seconds or five months ago.

Virtual PBX Phone Systems with Online Fax

Another growing trend is the whole integration of many businesses (both big and small)
towards virtual PBX (Private Branch Exchange) phone systems, which offer many features.
These include voip phones, online fax, call forwarding, voice mail, video conferencing…
even a virtual secretary. One perfect example of this trend is the popularity of such
complete PBX systems such as RingCentral Office. It is just another way of further
modernizing your company or business to meet our somewhat crazy computer-obsessed
wireless world.

environment friendly

If you are ready to join this computer-obsessed world and looking for a good Internet fax
service or provider, there are a few factors you should first consider. Is the service
reliable and how much support does it give to its customers? What are the monthly rates
and how many faxes can I send and/or receive each month? What are the overage fees? Are
there toll-free numbers? How many email addresses are attached to the account? Is there
a free trial period to test-run the service?

Even if you still want to keep the traditional fax machine in the office, obtaining an
online fax service or number is probably the smartest way to proceed in today’s business
world. It can give your company or business that extra flexibility and all the advantages
associated with a web-based faxing system.

However like all business decisions, it’s your call?

And if you’re ready to make that call – you can
check out a whole list of Online Fax Providers
or download this comprehensive free online fax guide:

fax guide

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follow-up information on Internet

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5 Reasons Why Online Fax Is Good For Business

BWMagic’s Internet Marketing Newsletter

5 Reasons Why Online Fax Is Good For Business

Online Faxing

5 Reasons Why Using Online Fax Is Good For Business

Those of us who have embraced the modern world know using your
email system to send/receive all your faxes makes perfect sense.
Not only is it faster, cheaper and more convenient than traditional
faxing, but it neatly ties all your business communications into
your computer network. Read more here: 5 Reasons Why

With a click of the mouse, all your employees can access these
vital communications and everyone can be on the same page
– no pun intended. It simply makes any business more competitive,
especially if faxing is used to bring in sales and/or communicate
with clients and employees.

Besides, there will be no more missed faxes because of paper jams,
busy signals or someone didn’t replace the ink or toner carriages…

However, there are some other important reasons why using the
Internet and your email system to send/receive your faxes can
be very good for business. These reasons are summed up here,
and they make some valid arguments.

The Five include the following:

Virus Threats

Data Privacy and Encryption

Spam Filters

File Size Flexibility

Legal Acceptance

To find out more about these reasons and how they can affect
your business – just click this link entitled
5 Reasons Why Online Faxing Is Good For Business.

You can also find out more about Internet Fax and download our
comprehensive fax guide here.

Helping People Succeed Online Since 2002!

Kind Regards,
+Titus Hoskins


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How Many Sites Do You Need To Succeed Online?

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How Many Sites Do You Need To Succeed Online?

As I put the finishing touches on my 10th site,
it suddenly occurred to me, do I really need all
these sites to earn a living from the web?

I answered my own question with a firm NO!

Actually, some online marketers don’t even have a site of their
own and instead they promote other affiliate sites and products
with their marketing. While I don’t personally recommend this
route, many successful marketers have taken it and are quite happy
with not having to bother with the whole business of running
an online site of their own.

But you should have at least one main site, your flagship, your
address on the web where people can find you. This also gives
you an online identity. It tells everyone this is the area or
subject matter you’re promoting…

For years I had one main site which kept me extremely busy and
earned me a modest online income. I still have this site and yes
it still keeps me busy and it is still profitable.

So why build more sites?

Mainly because as you proceed with your online marketing, you
will find niches that require their own sites. You have to expand
and branch out from your main site. The new sites are connected
and supported with your old one. It is a very effective way of
building more quality traffic and business.

But the main reason to build new sites is to prepare yourself
for the future. You must stake your claim in all those
“keyword domains” that still can be had at the moment.

Let me explain further, having your main keywords in the domain
name of your site is important for SEO reasons – search engines
will clearly know what your site is about. More importantly,
and this is why I build new sites, your visitors will CLEARLY
know what your site is about because of its keywords.

I will explain further, my main site is entitled www.bizwaremagic.com
– for the life of me, I don’t know how I came up with that
name, just wanted something to do with “bizware” since the site
is about marketing/business tools. When I created that site around
7 or 8 years ago, I was totally unaware of what keywords were or
how they worked on the web.

Over the years, I have developed niches related to business tools
and services. It’s no big secret that one of those niches is “Internet
Fax”. Now since those keywords are not in my original site’s name,
I really needed a domain/site that had those keywords and thus I created
a new site which has my keywords and also tells exactly what the site is
about, a guide to online fax.

It is much easier to promote this domain/site on the web because it’s
directly and only related to the subject of Internet Fax. Just by
glancing at the URL – visitors will know exactly what the site is

Why is all this important to you – you ask?

Well, if you’re a webmaster or marketer on the web, you should be
doing the same thing. Staking your claim in the keyword domains that
are still out there. Never underestimate the power of a domain name…
imagine having “hotels.com” “cars.com”… those domains are priceless
for earning revenue on the web.

Getting domains with valuable keywords should be your goal. These are
the keywords web surfers are using to find your product or service.
These keyworded domains will make your marketing simple and easy.

And as you probably already know, most of the shorter keyword domains
are already taken. Marketers have jumped on this concept years ago and
most of the valuable domains are already staked and claimed. In the
future, as these keyword domains age, they will become very valuable,
especially if you build up your links and connections with other
related sites. Your site will be in the mix of things and all that
commercial activity.

Since most of the good shorter domains are already taken, what I like
to do is to add a third word to the main keywords I am targeting, like
in the case above, I added “guide” to “internet fax” since most of my sites
are also about educating potential customers about a particular product or
service. And since it’s about education, I don’t mind using an “.org”
instead the one you should always go with “.com”.

This gives me the opportunity to do comparison pricing, to build a list
of contacts, and to more easily market to people without actually
selling them anything since I am heavily into affiliate marketing and
the major vendors that I am promoting do the actual selling, not me.

But even if you have your own product or service, having your keywords
in the domain is just as important. It will make your marketing job
much easier to do. And if you have a service or product that has a lot
of sub-branches or related products, you just might want to build
new domains/sites directly related to those products.

It’s something you should be seriously considering – while there is
still time to get some of those valuable domains. You will discover
like me, two is much better than one. Actually, in my case, ten is
much better than one!


Kind Regards,