Sally Jones

While attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s graduate school for journalism and public relations in the late 1990s, Sally began a long career researching and writing about business, technical and scientific topics. Her decades of experience as well as a passion to stay on top of the latest online tools and resources combine to help small businesses (and freelancers like herself) flourish.

Best Paper Shredder To Scrap Your Paper Trail

Shredded paper: Best Paper Shredders

Even in our digital age, paper shredders are more important than ever. Why? Although we talk a lot about identity theft as it pertains to our digital interactions, we still leave a paper trail that can be a huge target for thieves. Yes, there are still plenty of “old-school” thieves rummaging through trash or recycling bins to find anything they can use to steal from you. So, what are the best paper shredders for your specific needs? Here, in our paper shredder reviews, we’ll tell you what features to look for and give you our recommendations…

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Rochen Hosting Review: Are They As Speedy As They Claim?

Rochen Hosting Reviews

Need a reliable and fast web host for your website? There are an overwhelming number of web hosting services out there; it’s really difficult to weed through the pack. How did Rochen (pronounced Rockin’) is one of the more recognizable, “bigger name” web hosting services. But how did they fare in our review?…

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Best SEO Tools 2019: SpyFu vs Semrush vs Moz vs Raven vs Majestic vs Ahrefs & More

Best SEO Tools

This comparison looks at the leading SEO software options and distinguishes what sets them apart from one another. You’ll notice that most of these solutions have free trials, but after that, there is a monthly fee involved. While there are free SEO tools out there, any experienced online marketer will know that to find a quality solution, you are going to have to pay for it…

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Can OnDeck Capital Help Keep Your Small Business Afloat?

OnDeck Capital Reviews

Do you own a small business but can’t qualify for a bank loan? Or perhaps you need some quick cash and can’t wait for the traditionally lengthy approval process. Don’t worry — there are alternatives! Websites, like OnDeck Capital, specialize in small business loans. These sites have less strict requirements to qualify and a speedy process. So you can get the funding you need, when you need it. How does OnDeck stack up to the competition?…

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What are the Best WordPress Themes?

Screenshot of person on computer: Best Website Templates for WordPress

Want to keep up with current website trends, drive traffic to your website and take advantage of the latest designs and functionality? WordPress templates are the way to go. WordPress is growing much faster than other content management systems (CMSs) like Joomla, Drupal and others. And there are some exciting WordPress templates, also called themes, that give you the ability to build almost any type of website you can imagine. We’ve chosen some of the best premium WordPress themes on the market today and broken them down into Best WordPress Template categories to further assist you in your search…

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What Are Royalty Free Images?

Royalty free images on a computer screen: What Are Royalty Free Images?

Images are worth their weight in gold in the online world. But how do you know if what you’re “re-purposing” is considered royalty free, public domain, copyrighted, etc.? The web has helped us share information like never before, but it also presents legal risks for people who publish on the web. Most of us understand plagiarism as it applies to written content, but what about photography? The legalities around image use are confusing for sure — much more so than simply citing a source for written content. But we’ll help you decipher the differences — and better understand the question: “what are royalty free images?”…

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Responsive Web Design Examples

Person on computer with iPad and iPhone screens Responsive Web Design Examples

Do you want to keep up with — and even surpass — your competitors when it comes to your website? If so, responsive website design is the way to go. What exactly is responsive design? Simply put, it’s a carefully designed site that looks good on any device — desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets. Why is this so important? The latest statistics show that the number of people browsing the web via smartphones and tablets is growing exponentially, and more people are seeking news, research and shopping online using their mobile devices. Having a site that looks good (and consistent) on any device will not only make your visitor’s experiences better (and increase sales), but you will also get an SEO boost as you’ll be included in Google’s mobile index. If you’re creating a new website, or looking to change things up for your existing site, see our responsive web design examples below to help you visualize the benefits of responsive design…

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How To Start A Drop Shipping Business

Forklift carrying boxes: What is Dropshipping?

Have you ever had a dream of owning your own retail business, but you can’t imagine raising the start-up capital, let alone the hassle of running a physical store, managing inventory, shipping, employees and other major costs? Welcome to the wonderful world of the web and drop shipping companies. Today’s technology provides a wealth of opportunities for almost anyone to own their own online retail biz at a fraction of the capital it used to take to launch and maintain a non-virtual store. Dropshipping is an integral ingredient in this equation, but what is dropshipping and how does it work…

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Domain Registrar Battle: Namecheap vs GoDaddy

Two men arm wrestling: Namecheap vs GoDaddy

Are you ready to launch your website and need a place for it to call home? Choosing a domain registration service is one of the most important decisions you’ll make to get your website up and ready for business. But with hundreds of viable options, how do you know where to turn? Two of the most popular services are Namecheap and GoDaddy, and both are worth serious consideration. In fact, we chose Namecheap as our number one pick, and GoDaddy came in third in our comparison article Best Domain Registrar. But which one is best for your website? Keep reading to see how they stack up against one another in the battle of the big domain services…

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