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Sally Jones

Sally has coupled her passion for writing with her (slight) obsession for the latest high tech gadgets. While she’s not daydreaming about the beach, she’s taking advantage of all the activities her hometown has to offer in the Blue Ridge foothills.

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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What is Dropshipping? No Inventory, No Problem

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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What are the Best Free Website Templates?

Person cutting paper: Best Free Website Templates

Are you on a tight budget but need your website up and running for your company or blog? Most web designers charge an arm and a leg for professional looking website designs, but did you know that you can actually get a number of website templates for free? In fact, there are so many free website templates available online that it’s difficult to weed through them all. Some are much more polished and professional than others. So, we’ve done our research to identify your go-to sources for the best free website templates for the top web platforms and languages…

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Data Come Back: How to Recover Deleted Files

Road to recovery sign: How to Recover Deleted Files

Deleted or lost files – a temporary setback? Or one of your worst nightmares come true? We’re all too familiar with the panic that sets in when your important digital files get lost. But we assure you, don’t give up hope just yet. Recovering deleted files — even with a total hard drive loss — is possible and sometimes easier than you might think. If you’ve found yourself in this unfortunate situation, keep reading. We’ll cover your options, from steps you can take to recover deleted files, data recovery software suggestions and, if all else fails, data recovery services that specialize in hard drive recovery…

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Avoid a Wipeout: What is Cloud Storage?

What is Cloud Storage?

Working on a big project and afraid you could lose all your hard work? We’ve all been there. You’ve spent hours upon hours on a crucial presentation, report or proposal then your computer crashes and you lose everything — all because you only saved your files on your computer’s hard drive. Even worse, ALL other files on your hard drive were wiped out as well. Read more to learn about cloud storage and and other ways to prevent this from happening to you…

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Easy Website Templates: Get Your Site Running in No Time

Best Website Templates

Website design can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. You can be in control of your website’s look and feel without feeling overwhelmed. Whether you’re looking for a blog template, a template for your small business, a bright-colored and flashy theme, or a more minimalist design, there are a number of easy website templates to choose from and you can even search by website type, keywords, functionality, and more…

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What Is Web Hosting? How It Works And How To Get Started

Guide to Web Hosting Services

Want to launch your website but not sure how to get it online? The web can seem like a massive tangle, and it’s definitely confusing when you first dive in. One of the most important decisions you’ll make for your website’s success is how and where to host your website. It’s crucial that you understand what web hosting is and what options you have to make the best decision for your site. We know, we know, the name alone (hosting) sounds daunting but we are here to help. Here we’ll help unravel the intricacies of web hosting, so you can have a successful, killer website…

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Affiliate Marketing for Advertisers: Affiliate Networks vs Tracking Software

Are traditional advertising approaches too expensive or not driving consumers to your online business? Looking for a way to spread the virtual “word of mouth” on the web to market your products or services? Affiliate marketing could be your solution. It’s a relatively easy and often less expensive way to drive your business, without you having to pound the virtual pavement yourself. All you really need is to find a good affiliate network (or several networks) and/or affiliate management software. Here we’ll give you an in-depth look into how you, the merchant, can use affiliate marketing to boost your sales. And we review some of the top affiliate networks and software to help get you started…

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