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.

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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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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