Questions to Ask a Web Designer Before Hiring Them

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Questions to Ask a Web Designer Before Hiring Them

Questions to Ask a Web Designer Before Hiring Them You need a new WordPress website design, but aren’t sure what to expect. Here are the top questions you should be asking. What is included with my website design? Do they custom make the WordPress template or use a template? And what is the difference? Often if you start off with a template, you’ll be able to see a great sample of what your website will look like. But be aware that not all WordPress templates are good. Some have bad coding and you may have issues in the future. If they are...

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How to Secure WordPress from Hackers

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How to Secure WordPress from Hackers

How to Secure WordPress from Hackers If you’re technically challenged, you may not want to read this article. But you SHOULD before you lose your website. Knowledge is power, right? Using WordPress to design your site is great because it gives us small business owners flexibility to update it easily without hiring a coder or web developer. But it is vulnerable to attacks. So, what can you do to secure WordPress from hackers? Here are five ways on how to secure WordPress from hackers. Keep Several Backups Your hosting company usually keeps...

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Five Pre-Planning Steps for a New Website Project

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Five Pre-Planning Steps for a New Website Project

Five Important Steps to Make Your New Website Project an Easy Breezy Process Have a new business and want to create your new website? Or are you migrating your first website to a new platform? Here are five important steps to save you tons of stress and make your website project easy breezy – well almost. Find Your Domain Name Here’s my process for finding a domain name. Use a thesaurus and notebook or document. You’ll get suggestions from any domain registrar if a name is/is not available, and keep a list of the ones you like. Use the...

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Amplify Your Content

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Amplify Your Content

Amplify Your Content Infographic Whether you’re a huge company looking to expand your brand, or a small startup trying to get your name out there, or perhaps you are just an individual and you want to spread your content to friends and family. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you want to do – all you know is that you want to amplify your content, and should do so, to get an even greater following. But the question is less about whether or not you want to amplify your content – the question is how. Getting a large traction of followers...

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Directory Listings Ebook

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Directory Listings Ebook

How to Get More Customers Using the Power of Online Directories! Download this fabulous Ebook chock full of HOW TOget listed in the top directories. Online directories are a great way to help your business increase website traffic and search engine importance  by providing  high-quality backlinks to your website. This 82 page Ebook is full of practical instructions for listing your business in the top directories online. Download this FREE Ebook and learn HOW TO list your business in these top online...

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Online Directories Infographic

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Online Directories Infographic

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Top 10 Easy Website Changes to Convert Visitors

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Top 10 Easy Website Changes to Convert Visitors

Top 10 Easy Website Changes to Capture Visitors Attention   Download this great report and start converting more visitors to your website to be prospects or customers. These are EASY small changes you can do to improve a few things on your website. It’s a shame that so many companies spend so much time creating their website or spend so much money on having someone build and work on their website, only to have visitors immediately go to a competitor’s website and not converting visitors to do business with them. Take...

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Listen to Your Gut in Business

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Listen to Your Gut in Business

How to Listen to Your Gut in Business Listen to your gut. Trust your intuition. Pay attention to that little voice. Great advice that we often don’t quite do as entrepreneurs, right? How can you learn to listen- just listen and make the right decisions based on your gut feelings? Have you ever taken on a client and something tells you that you shouldn’t, but you still do? Have you hired an employee, wondered if you should, and then it doesn’t work out? How can you trust your intuition? There have been times when a train might as well have hit...

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Chamber of Commerce Membership – Are They Worth it?

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Chamber of Commerce Membership – Are They Worth it?

Chamber of Commerce Membership: Should You Join? According to the Shapiro Group study, “the likelihood that a consumer will make a purchase soars by 80%” when a company is a member of a Chamber of Commerce. Are Chamber’s worth worth the cost of membership? The statistic are amazing and from first-hand experience -the investment is worth it. For years, I was the owner of a business Meetup. It was free to join and the meetings were also free. Because people did not pay for membership, I found that I was not able to convert...

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How to Find Your Voice and Love It

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How to Find Your Voice and Love It

How to Find Your Voice and Love It Having a hard time showing the true personality of your business? It may be hard to find your voice – your brand – what you stand for. How can you find your company’s voice, and still get clients? Will you turn some off? Is it worth showing your true self in business? How genuine should you be? For years, I wrote my business blogs and I knew there was something missing. I was scared to show the real me – that me that represented the quirky Kick A brand and not so innocently. I took memoir...

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