Business

Over the years we’ve learned a thing or two about running a small business. From managing our team from around the globe (via a slick virtual office), to content marketing and finance, we can show you the tools you need to get up and running, or to extend your already successful business by transitioning smoothly into the digital landscape. Looking for the best email marketing service? Our email marketing reviews compare the best players so you can match up their services side-by-side. Wondering which virtual meeting software to use for your next meeting? Our best online meeting software review will help you determine which service meets your needs. You’ll find a review on just about anything. Enjoy, and if something’s missing, let us know.

Chapter 3: Website Optimization – Security, Backup, and Experience

Website Optimization Security, Backup, and User Experience

Now that you’ve got your website up and running using the steps outlined in Chapter 2 of our How to Create a Website series, you’ll want to make sure it stays online, loads quickly, looks the same regardless of browser or device, and doesn’t get hacked. In this chapter we’ll look at security considerations, backup services, website speed, user experience, responsive design (mobile), browser compatibility testing, and more. This may sound like a lot of big words, but these are crucial elements to making your visitors happy and we will break it down into easy to understand bites…

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Chapter 1: Naming and Branding Your Own Website

Naming and Branding Your Own Website

Starting your own website from scratch may seem like a daunting task at first, but we’re going to break it down with a step-by-step approach that will make it much more approachable for you. If you follow our guide and make the necessary preparations, you’ll save yourself a lot of pain down the road. We’re going to cover naming your business, securing a domain name, some legal aspects such as incorporating and financial structuring, and branding element such as logo design. Once you’ve completed this chapter, you’ll be ready to set up hosting, choose your website platform, and work on your design/layout. But, first things first…

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The Ultimate Guide: Setting Up Your Facebook Custom URL

How to get a Custom URL for Facebook

When you are starting a business or website, the first thing you might think to do is to buy the domain so you can lock it in before anyone else does. What you might not think about doing though (but should) is to also snag your social media account domains (including a custom URL for your Facebook page). Read on to find out the importance of getting a custom Facebook URL, how to set it up and what to use for your custom URL…

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Chapter 5: Cha Ching! How to Make Money With Your Website

How to Make Money with your Website

Show me the money! That’s right, now that you’ve created your website, it’s time to figure out how to make money. If you are an online retailer, the financial path is rather obvious. However, if you’re a blogger, it’s probably not so straightforward. So, I am excited to share with you a couple of different ways that you can make money with your site and have a little fun along the way in this fifth and final phase of the website development process…

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Interview with Simon Grabowski, CEO/Founder of GetResponse

Simon Grabowski

GetResponse is one of our go-to email marketing platforms. In fact, it’s our number one pick! CEO Simon Grabowski founded the business in 1999 with only $200 while he was still in college. Flash forward 16 years and his company is now one of the largest email marketing services in the world. We’re so impressed with his entrepreneurial spirit and were thrilled when we got the opportunity to interview him for our “People Who Rock the Web” series. We ask Simon about how he get got his start in email marketing, what he’s learned over the years and how GetResopnse continues to strive to improve and focus on its customers. Read on to learn more about Mr. Grabowski and GetResponse…

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Email Marketing Tips: A Definitive Guide to An Email Marketing Campaign

Email marketing sticky note

The first thing to consider in any email marketing campaign is knowing exactly what your product is and figuring out exactly how to reach out to find your audience. Before you go any further, you need to understand what you have and what you want to accomplish. The following guide will help you grow your business through producing valuable marketing content and getting your message out to as many people as possible…

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How to Clean PC and Other Devices

Hand sweeper and dust pan

Regardless of where you live, modern science has not yet found a way to keep the air dust free. That means with time, dust will accumulate inside your computer. The question is – will this dust affect its performance over the long run, and if so, how do you clean your computer? It’s easier than you might think…

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Standing Desk Benefits: Get Off Your Butt

man standing at desk

Without trying to break down the hundreds of articles that illustrate the benefits of standing desks, we want to ask you, the reader, to take part in a little study. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do much. If you’ve been sitting for 15 minutes, stand up and try to reach down and touch your toes; notice how you feel tightness in your lower back, maybe stiffness in your shoulders or legs? Now move around for 5 minutes and notice that that tightness loosened up a little bit? The point is, human beings were never meant to be locked into a seated position for hours at a time. Learn the benefits of changing to a standing desk…

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