Business Tips on Websites, Blogs, and Social Media
When it comes to having your own website, the first thing you need is a website name (AKA a website address or a domain name or a URL). This is the address in your browser’s bar at the top that tells you what website you’re viewing. In other words, it’s the part after the “http://”. In this blog post I show you how to easily register a domain name for your website.
If creating a website for your business is at the top of your to-do list this year, you probably have some questions: How do you even create a website? Where do you get started? What should you be thinking about? What should you avoid? How can you make sure the website helps your business? So let’s break it down. Here are the 5 steps you should do if you want to create a website that helps your business (and doesn’t just look pretty).
There are some new features that have been released in the past few days in order to help website owners with modifying their WordPress blog comments forms as they deal with privacy policies, data consent, and cookies. Here are step-by-step instructions for how to setup each of these things on your website.
Follow along on one online entrepreneur’s journey to becoming GDPR compliant. In this article, I am walking you through not only the different things I considered in my GDPR-compliant quest… but also the decisions I made for my business and the instructions for how to actually get this stuff done!
Most information on GDPR is either way too difficult to understand — or it doesn’t give you the step-by-step instructions for what you need to do. So here are some great resources to help with understanding GDPR (when you don’t speak legalese).
A custom website design (or redesign) isn’t always the right choice for every entrepreneur or business. Sometimes you (or your business!) just aren’t ready for that. Maybe you are just starting out with your business and don’t have a good feel yet for your business’s branding… or you don’t have the budget for a custom-designed website. That’s OK! You can still SHINE ONLINE and attract new clients and customers through your website. There are thousands of pre-made WordPress design templates, called “themes”, that you can use to create a beautiful website. But with so many theme choices available, it can get really overwhelming… really quickly. So that’s why I created this blog post – and my downloadable checklist – to help you out.
I’ve heard from many of you, “I just need to get this website started already!” Well, I’ve heard you loud and clear! And that’s exactly why I’ve created my latest service: “No Mess – No Stress!” Website Setup Package. It’s a 2-week website setup package that gets your website up-and-running, without the stress and mess of DIY-ing your website. Think of it as your “Easy Button” for your website setup!
When you first setup your WordPress website, you probably just want to jump right in to making it look beautiful… and adding all your content. It’s easy to neglect (or not even know about!) some very important setup steps that need to happen before you start writing your first web page or blog post. So whether you’re just starting to setup your new website – or you’ve already setup your website but you’re thinking you might have missed some steps, here are some common WordPress setup mistakes I’ve seen. And don’t worry… I also include my tips for how to prevent those mistakes (or fix them if you already made them)!
Last month I created a quiz on my website. And I’ve had several people ask me how to create a quiz for their website as well. So while I could write all about the steps you need to take in the software to setup the quiz… I really want to emphasize the planning of the quiz first. Just like with creating a website – the planning and strategy piece is oh SOOOOOO important to getting results for your business. Unfortunately, that’s the piece that I see most entrepreneurs neglecting! So today – I’m going to share with you the steps I took to STRATEGICALLY PLAN my online quiz to grow my email list. (Hint: You should follow this plan to create a quiz that grows your email list too!)
“I don’t know what you do or how you work… but sign me up!” – said no one. Signing up to work with a web designer can be a scary leap of faith. But I find that a lot of my worries are laid to rest after I get more information on what it’s going to be like working with them. And that’s why I wrote this blog post: to help ease your mind about what it’s like to work with a web designer.
I’ve seen it over and over again. You launch your new website — not just any new website… an absolutely GORGEOUS website! But… crickets. What’s going on? Why isn’t your beautiful new website bringing in new clients? Why aren’t you getting more people signing up for your email list? Why isn’t your new website saving you time or money or headaches? Isn’t that what’s supposed to happen? Let’s find out what’s going on!
One of the very first questions I ask my web design clients is: “Why do you want a new website?” 9 times out of 10, the answer is the same: You want to get more clients or customers. But I also find that many people have some misconceptions about exactly HOW they are going to get their website to bring them more clients. Here’s what you can do to have a website that brings you more traffic, more newsletter subscribers, and yes – more clients.