Small Business

The Ultimate Guide to SEO Basics: Part 1

What is SEO? First. What the heck does that stand for? Search Engine Optimization. That didn’t really clear up what it is did it? SEO is a marketing tool that bases it’s results on organic (non-paid) search engine results. It identifies if people naturally find your site and your traffic is generated organically. Your traffic…

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How To Rock Your Content Marketing

Content Marketing is All the Rage You’ve probably been hearing this term all over the place. But what the heck is it? It’s the process of having focused and consistent information that you share with your audience. It’s your blog posts, ebooks, infographics, social media feeds, and anything else that is written and shared. A…

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Creating Images with PicMonkey for Instagram and Pinterest

Creating Images for Instagram Using PicMonkey Yesterday’s post was about using Photoshop to create your images for Instagram and Pinterest. Not everyone has Photoshop or can justify the cost. There is another way to edit your images. Using PicMonkey for Instagram images is free for basic use and for the Royale it is$4.99 a month…

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Creating Images for Instagram and Pinterest

How To Create Images in Photoshop You know the drill. Instagram and Pinterest are the way to get your business in front of your audience. But figuring out how to make all those images and be consistent can be a nightmare. You start looking at all the great inspiration and think “I can make that”.…

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9 Easy Steps on How to Make a WordPress Blog Post

How to Make a WordPress Blog Post It’s easy to forget that at one point in our technology journey, we all started at the same place. Clicking buttons and wondering how things were supposed to work. If you are like me, sometimes you get started on something new and the whole page just sort of…

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Teach Yourself Anything

You Can Teach Yourself Anything It’s possible that sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands and teach yourself. Maybe the class you want isn’t available or you can’t afford the credits or workshop. In my case, I live in a very rural area. The town I’m in is 800 people. Barely…

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You Have a Cute Custom Theme…Now What?

Custom Theme Installation on WordPress You bought an adorable theme for your WordPress website or blog. You open up your administration panel and then wonder “what do I do now”. Or maybe you were able to install the theme but it doesn’t look anything like the preview of the theme you purchased. HELP!! If this…

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Tuesday Tips for Your Websites

Your website is a place for your small business to make an impression. Using best practices is the only way to create a great first impression. How about some tips to make your website look great, function better, and create a super user experience for your clients and customers? Websites Need to Be Responsive This phrase…

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Things I love About Mobile Websites

Go Mobile During Downtime We’ve all been there. You have a few minutes to spare but you aren’t somewhere that you can pull out your laptop. It’s okay though. You have a computer in your pocket!! I love being able to take a few minutes to read through blogs that I haven’t caught up on,…

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A Visual Guide to Small Business

Happy Tuesday! It’s time to add a little bling and creativity to the routine. I was starting to miss all the color and fun over on Etsy so I put together a fun “small business” visual guide. It’s a fun way to go window shopping for all the fun things you would love to add…

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WordPress, But Why?

Why Should You Use WordPress?   60.4 percent of all the current websites online built using site builders were built using WordPress. Once Upon a Time: WordPress was originally built for blogging. If blogging about yoga poses, your favorite essential oils, or holistic living is your main focus then WordPress is still a great choice.…

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Why Your Business Needs a Blog

Top Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog We all want the sales. That’s why we have a business in the first place right? Business comes from traffic. All we have to do is generate that traffic. Direct sales seems the obvious approach. But that doesn’t really give your audience a reason to visit your site. Blogging is…

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