The Value Behind Website Maintenance

This post is going to talk about the value of website maintenance and why it's worth spending the time to show it some love and care! Your website works for you 24/7, which means it has the potential to bring you a lot of traffic and a lot more business! However, if you're not keeping your site fresh and up-to-date, or formatting and optimizing your content correctly, you may not be seeing the kind of results you were hoping for. Search engines, like Google, are focused on the user and so they … Read more about The Value Behind Website Maintenance

How to Create Pinterest Graphics that Drive Traffic to Your Site

This post will provide some tips and guidelines for creating Pinterest graphics that not only look good but also drive traffic to your site! I'll be going over: What Pinterest is and why you should create Pinterest graphics for your blog posts Some Pinterest graphic design and optimization guidelines Some social share tools to help you boost your traffic A step-by-step tutorial on how to easily create Pinterest graphics yourself, even if you're not a designer! And for free! SOME BACKGROUND … Read more about How to Create Pinterest Graphics that Drive Traffic to Your Site

How to Create Your Own WordPress Blog

This post will help guide you through the technical process of setting up your own self-hosted WordPress blog or website.My goal is to not only help you get everything set up quickly and easily, but also to help save you time, frustration and money!In addition to all of that, this post will also help you with the basics of choosing a WordPress theme, choosing a niche, adding pages, adding a contact form, adding categories and, of course, creating a blog post.  MY BLOGGING STORYAt the end of … Read more about How to Create Your Own WordPress Blog

Why Small Business Blogging is so Important

This post is going to talk about why small business blogging is so important, especially if you want to boost your business without spending a lot of money on advertising and marketing.     FIRST OF ALL, WHAT IS A BLOG? A blog is a page of a website that displays articles (also known as blog posts) in a feed. Your articles are usually updated on an ongoing basis and are listed in chronological order on your blog page. A blog is also a cost-effective marketing investment. Adding a blog to your … Read more about Why Small Business Blogging is so Important

Affiliate Marketing: The Easiest Way to Make Passive Income

WHAT IS AFFILIATE MARKETING Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products or services. If there is a product or service you use and love, you can promote it on your website or blog and earn a piece of the profit for each sale that you make. This is a win-win-win on three levels:  • You earn a commission • The company you promote receives a new sale • The customer receives a product or service through a trusted referral The best … Read more about Affiliate Marketing: The Easiest Way to Make Passive Income

How to Get a Free Domain Name with GoDaddy

This post is going to show you how to get a free domain name with ! And as an added bonus, I'll also show you how to get !     Since 2003, I've been using , the world's leading domain registrar, for all of my domain names and hosting. And I continue to use them because I've had nothing but great experiences; they offer great rates, great customer service and they make it easy to configure everything with WordPress! So, to start, here's a little background information for you: A domain name … Read more about How to Get a Free Domain Name with GoDaddy

Domain Name and Web Hosting: What is the Difference?

This post is going to explain the difference between a domain name and web hosting; the two things you need in order to have a website or self-hosted blog.  HERE'S AN ANALOGY TO GET YOU STARTED:Think of a domain name like an apartment unit and web hosting like an apartment complex. If you want to rent your own apartment, you first need to do some research to find an apartment complex (web host) that offers you what you want and with the best value for your money.You then need to check to see if … Read more about Domain Name and Web Hosting: What is the Difference?