Don’t Hold Back on Your Content Marketing

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Don’t Hold Back on Your Content Marketing

Many experts have said content marketing is the big thing to follow if you want to increase the online presence of your business. As it happens, these experts are correct. Everyone has a website now, so that’s no longer a good way to stand out. Your articles, blogs, videos, surveys, pictures, and infographics will be the way you get more people to check out what your business is about, and keep them with you. There is no better way to let your customers know you care about them and their concerns than a well-run content marketing...

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Designing Your New Website

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Designing Your New Website

Tips for Designing Your New Website Designing your new website just got a little bit easier with these tips below. If your website project is a redesign, I bet you have a lot of outdated information on your current site and your business has changed as far as services since you first started (ditto for me as I am creating a new website). Plus you’re probably in the groove of knowing the type of customers you’ve served that have been the best fit. A lot of the articles that I’ve seen about designing a new website, state that the first thing...

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Use These 10 Slides for the Perfect Pitch

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Use These 10 Slides for the Perfect Pitch

Guy Kawasaki’s Ten Slides for the Perfect Pitch This could not have come at a better time. I’m in the middle of creating a presentation for a contract. Although Guy Kawasaki created this for startups, it’s very relevant for any presentation you have to create. For small to medium sized businesses, we have proposals where we need to present or pitch to prospects or current customers. These ten slides force you to be brief and and concentrate on the main points you need to present. I especially like the second slide where you...

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Pictures NOT to Use on Websites

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Pictures NOT to Use on Websites

Pictures Not to Use on Websites – Unless You Want to Look like a Rookie A picture is worth 1,000 words, right? Well what if your pictures on your website merit some awfully bad words because they are not really showing your company’s professionalism, spirit or heart? Or they look cheesy? How can you assure that your images represent your company the right way? Well here are the the type of pictures not to use on websites. 1. The Perfect Business Meeting The perfect business meeting with everyone around the conference table smiling,...

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Website Images Best Practices to Rock Your Site

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Website Images Best Practices to Rock Your Site

Website Images Best Practices Want to land more customers? Here’s how your website images can rock your company. If you have a blog or website, good quality images make a HUGE difference. They represent you – your reputation, the quality of your work. If you have blurry pictures or low quality pixilated images, forget about it. Your company looks like THE bad rookie of the year. Visitors to your website may not know exactly why, but they’ll immediately leave your site to view your competitor’s websites instead. Here are some website...

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Top 10 FREE Image Sites

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Top 10 FREE Image Sites

Your Website Can Look Like a Rock Star SiteGet Your Copy of the TOP Ten FREE Image Sites We studied and searched for the best resources to bring you this book. Don’t get in trouble using the wrong images. And LOOK like a Pro Rock Star. Find: Where you can get FREE images Info about searching “reverse images” to verify you can use images you find Info regarding Creative Commons and Public Domain images The proper license requirements when using free images on the list Download Your FREE Ebook...

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Why WordPress?

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Why WordPress?

Why WordPress? Here are 10 Reasons. If you’re ready to graduate to a great platform or are starting your first website, this is why you should use WordPress to build your website. Note that there is WordPress.com and WordPress.org, and I’m referring to the .org, which is a self-hosted platform. Find out more about the differences here. Easy to Update If you know Word, you’ll be able to update your website, post blogs, change info on pages, etc. Now, I don’t know about you, but for me, I love that as a small business owner I have control over...

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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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