iPod With Your Auto Sound System? – Get To Know The Cool Stuff!

Apple Computer, maker of the iPod, has a cultural phenomenon on their hands. The iPod is the single most popular personal music listening device on the market today. Its ability to store large amounts of music, coupled with its tiny size and ease of use, has made it a hit across all age groups. Not even PC giant Microsoft’s competing Zune has even put a dent into iPod sales. And the market for iPod accessories has grown along with it’s popularity.

What does all this have to do with auto sound systems, you ask? Well, since the iPod is such a popular product, it was perhaps inevitable that auto sound system manufacturers would begin adding the ability to interface your head unit with your iPod. It just makes too much sense, both from a business and a usability standpoint. There are a quite a few products aimed specifically at integrating the iPod with your vehicles sound system. Heading the pack are head units that allow the iPod to be plugged directly into the head unit face. These types of units allow the user to control their iPod through the standard interface, often displaying all the meta-info that is included, such as song title, artist, album, length, bitrate, et cetera.

If your head unit already has a USB port, you are good to go as well. There are adapters to allow your iPod to act as any other USB music storage device while connected to your auto sound system. Playback can either be controlled from the head unit itself, or through the iPod, depending on your specific system and the adapter used.

If your head unit doesn’t have either of these ports, don’t despair. Most aftermarket head units will have line level inputs on the back, or a jack for an external CD player input (this jack often looks just like a headphone jack) that can be used with a special cradle for your iPod to allow you to playback through your auto sound system. These types of systems require you to select the song you want on your iPod directly; they simply provide a line-level output of whatever you are playing at the moment on the iPod.

All of the above systems can provide power to your iPod as well, both charging its internal batteries and keeping it running for as long as you care to listen.

If you are shopping around for a new auto sound system, adds are you either own an iPod or have thought about getting one. Keep an eye out for iPod interface features when looking for a new head unit. Even if you don’t have an iPod now, it is better to be able to simply buy one and plug it in later than to have to replace your head unit or settle for a suboptimal way of handling your iPod playback control. If you think there is any chance you will have an iPod in the future, you should seriously consider getting a head unit compatible with it now, and save the hassle in the future. When you get your iPod, you will have the ultimate in portable music playback system ready to go for your listening enjoyment.

Salu International Business – 3 Secrets to Succeed With Salu International

This is not just another Salu International Business review, this is a hands on, “how to do it” article that will take you to new revelations of success and answer your most urgent questions.

What is Salu International?

Salu International is a fairly new MLM company which promotes two health products: Vital-Flex and Vital-Res V. Vital-Res V contain a highs amount of antioxidants and Vital-Flex is designed to cushion your joints and act as an anti-inflammatory.

Salu International Comp Plan is Binary. The website claims there are six ways to generate income, but I personally believe the main two ways to increase your paycheck will be with retail sales and team duplication. The rest are bonuses that should be looked as a plus.

Q: Can I succeed with Salu International?

A: Yes. You can succeed with Salu International and even retire, you just have to find ways to consistently generate new clients and business partners and then have them duplicate. The challenge of every Network Marketer is more leads and more money. You are in this for profit. And you need a system with tools to market and duplicate. Do you have a system with tools that are easy to duplicate?

Q: How do I know if I my system is easy to duplicate?

A: The answer is simple. Take a look at your personal numbers. Are you recruiting new business partners, and selling product everyday? Then take a look at your team and see if it is growing every day. The fact is your team will duplicate exactly what you are doing, so if you are doing nothing or next to nothing, they will do nothing. If you are just doing one form of marketing, i.e. home presentations, then your team will duplicate most likely through home presentations. You need to find ways to generate new clients everyday, and there are many ways to do it, ones which work better than others because they are easier to duplicate.

Some examples are:

–Social media marketing versus old-school social marketing or 3-foot rule,
–Article marketing versus flyers and posts on places,
–Generating your own leads online versus buying leads that you did not generate,
–Promoting yourself versus promoting your company,
–Doing a webinar versus doing a home presentation, etc.

If you are not using these tools, you are not monetizing from the newest, largest industry in the world which is never in a recession: the Internet. You may continue with your off-line efforts to grow your business, but for faster duplication and faster growth, you should leverage the power of the Internet.

Here are some free tips to begin to grow your Salu International Business today:

These have cost me a lot of money and time to learn, so take advantage of them and use them!

Social Media marketing on Facebook— Okay, Facebook is the cash cow of all social media sites, and you should be exploiting it!

–Add new friends every day (20-30)
–Create a “Like” page (what used to be the fan page) which promotes you, and invite your new friends everyday.
–Create a group and invite your new friends everyday.
–Send periodic updates and emails with useful information (careful with sales pitches, this is not the time to say Salu International is the best MLM ever) to your fans and group members.
–Have FUN! Do not portrait yourself as solely business minded but show your fans pictures of you and your family, etc.

Video Marketing

–Record videos of yourself giving free tips and good content about Salu International or anything related to your audience and post them in video sites like TubeMogul, YouTube, MySpace… etc
–Promote your videos on Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, PeopleString, etc.
–Study video marketing along with Keyword Research and learn how to rank yourself at the top of search engines.

To learn how to checkmate your Salu International competition with video marketing, read my article “6 Steps To Successful Video Marketing.”

Last and more importantly: Build your own list!

Here is the deal, ALL of the Internet efforts and offline efforts have one objective: To build your own list of followers! And every time you send traffic to your Salu International website or any MLM website, you are building a list for your company and not for you. Find an auto responder which will aid you in generating your own list and having the freedom to e-mail them, create a relationship with them, keep track of your visitors and clicks, offer them whatever you want, and much more.

If you want to learn more about Internet marketing and receive an unlimited source of teachings and training, visit my site and begin annihilating your competition today!

Accelerating Up to Speed with the Latest in the Auto Industry

Often Automotive Think Tanks will stay within their boundaries – The Auto Industry when doing there thinking. The Online Think Tank takes auto issues very seriously and yet we do not only talk about automobiles, however we are hard core when it comes to that industry and we read all their Online Newsletters, Industry Trade Journals and stay up on all the DOT issues and government regulations as well.

So, today we talked about the Auto Industry in our Online Think Tank for a good 10 hours. What were the topics? Well, we talked about many things, but below is a sample of some of the issues we discussed and are definitely of interest for those who follow the industry, because what is good for our cars, is important to our quality of life and mobility – Freedom:

1. The Bashed the US Auto Makers on Ecology and Now EU Auto Makers Speak Up.

The US Auto Industry lobbied hard against the newest fuel standards, while Toyota and Honda are already there, the US auto industry fought hard to limit the excessive fuel standards. Meanwhile the EU is trying to help their own manufacturers while getting regulations put in place against the US manufacturers, which is hard to do without hurting their own.

“The EU wants to limit CO2 to 120 grams per kilometer by 2015.”

The head of several companies said that the deadline was not possible, which is interesting as the EU is using the Global Warming issues to promote its businesses over other industrialized nations, like the US and China. Of course the Germans make many models of large cars, still the Italians and French who make smaller cars still seem to believe they cannot do it, that is to say limit the CO2 that much, but Volkswagon thinks it can, yet still joined the others in lobbying against the tightened emissions.

2. “The 100 MPG Car and the Volkswagon – Can Do Attitude!” Industry Week Reports:

Germany’s big automaker Volkswagen said it is planning to make a curiously designed car that will use just one liter (a quarter of a gallon) of fuel per 100 kilometer (62 miles).”We want to put ‘one-liter car’ on the market by 2010,” the group’s supervisory board chairman, Ferdinand Piech, told the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung at Frankfurt’s’ International Auto Show.

The vehicle is not the most pretty in the world, and its engine only has one-cylinder and is a diesel, but 100 mpg, is attainable they say. Volkswagon says it wants to sell the car for under $5,000 and I bet people in the US right about now would love to have one too. Meanwhile the Chinese are getting ready to flood the US market with new Chinese made automobiles, the first dealership opens in 2008 in New Jersey. The Chinese will have fuel efficient cars, will they sell, probably so.

3. Meanwhile the Chinese Counterfeit Tires then Try to Promote Luxury Bentley Level Car?

Here is an excerpt of an article in a popular Online AutoSpies newsletter:

It appears Chinese companies are just as happy to clone tire designs as they are cars, with Continental the latest manufacturer to suffer lost sales due to fake Chinese imports. However, unlike BMW and Mercedes-Smart, which have yet to take serious action against China’s Shuanghuan Auto and its clone-cars, Continental has shown that it’s possible to defeat counterfeiters by winning a case against several tire resellers in Germany selling the counterfeit stock. Though only affecting a couple of commercial truck brands, the counterfeiting is still of major concern because customers were buying inferior products that weren’t as safe as the originals.

4. President Bush has asked a committee panel to study the US fuel efficiency laws to make sure that the regulations for future fuel economy is actually an attainable number.

This from the White House Website:

The Bush administration will launch a new study next week to estimate what kind of technology automakers will need to raise fuel efficiency over the next 15 years, updating and expanding a 2002 report that’s been a benchmark in this summer’s energy debate. The National Academy of Sciences panel, which includes environmentalists, independent experts and automotive engineers, will spend the next year working on the report. The panel will hear testimony from federal officials and auto industry executives during its first public meeting in Washington on Monday. With Congress moving toward passing some kind of increase in fuel-economy standards and President George W. Bush ordering his administration to set its own increases by the end of next year, the updated report will act as a road map for many future decisions by federal regulators. The 2002 edition concluded … that the industry could raise the efficiency of its cars by up to 27 percent and its trucks by 42 percent over a decade — to roughly 30 miles per gallon — with no changes in weight, size or performance. U.S. cars and trucks are expected to average 26.4 m.p.g. in the 2007 model year, the highest level ever, according to federal estimates. But automakers have long objected to the 2002 report, saying it overstated the benefits of new technologies and understated the costs and engineering work needed to put them into vehicles.

5. Chrysler Ramps up Fuel Efficient Competition Car and Industry Week states;

That they have an advanced propulsion electric drive vehicle ready to launch, an advancement from their new ENVI Concept Cars from their CTC – Chrysler Technology Center. Mercedes is angry that the Smart Car is being copied by China, BMW and the Toyota Rav 4 copies are also a concern. Germany’s Chancellor, is making a complaint to the WTO on China, there are significant problems with these infringements. But spying is not only in the passenger car sector. Auto Racing Spies Get Dusted by Competition – We found this interesting piece in the UK Register:

Formula One team McLaren must pay a $100m fine and has been kicked out of the constructors’ championship for spying on rival team Ferrari. The decision by the governing body of the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) means McLaren is out of the constructors’ championship this year but drivers Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso can continue to compete in the drivers’ competition. McLaren did not accept the verdict. In a statement Ron Dennis said: “Having been at the hearing today I do not accept that we deserved to be penalised in this way.”

6. The DOT has stated that Bike Lanes take monies away that could be used to make bridge infrastructure stronger.

Bicycles VS Cars, well we know who will win on the street in an accident, and most likely in the courtroom of public opinion, as we do not wish anymore bridges to be collapsed and yet, we need more bike lanes. Bicycle and car accidents kill way too many people each year and Americans are way too fat, they need to exercise too. The Department of Transportation – DOT stated this because they do not consider bicycles a real form of transportation, as very few people use them in that way, most of the bike riding is for recreation and staying in shape. True, but if you never put in bike lanes then no one will ever use them, so it is a self-fulfilling prophesy either way. Well those were all the automotive thoughts from today. Sincerely, Lance.