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Why blog when there are so many out there?

Why blog when there are so many out there?

Today I want to address the question “Why blog” for you and/or your business. Some people feel blogging is dead. Others continue to see it as a way to attract new customers. Some feel there are too many bloggers already out there and claim you’ll just blend in with...
Website Hosting How To

Website Hosting How To

Today we’re talking all about purchasing website hosting. But first let me tell you why! In the last post you learned about the Free DIY Website Challenge going on in the Simply Launched Facebook group. The challenge starts on Monday and I’m super excited...
Free DIY Website Challenge

Free DIY Website Challenge

I’m all about tying up my trusty chucks and helping people. Most days you’ll find me creating websites to help entrepreneurs and small businesses get online in front of their ideal audience so they can in turn help others with their expertise. While...
Why Outsourcing Your Website Makes Sense

Why Outsourcing Your Website Makes Sense

My friend and mentor, Michelle Frechette, and I have recently been talking a lot about staying within our areas of expertise. This, of course, brought up the topic of outsourcing. Michelle is an accomplished author, coach, speaker, photographer and podcaster (you can...
Take Action

Take Action

So you’ve already planned out what you need for your website. You already have an overarching goal for your site and understand how each of your pages support this overarching goal. So let’s start really talking about the components you need to include on each...
Update Order Matters

Update Order Matters

I remember when I was taking classes to learn the ins and outs of creating WordPress websites and the lessons on maintaining a website. It was like a lightbulb moment when I learned there was a specific order that you should make your file updates in.  And today I...
Make it Simple

Make it Simple

I had to go searching for my little guy this morning. He wasn’t hiding on purpose, he just slept with his entire body under the covers and his head under the pillow last night. At least I knew where to find him! (He only ever sleeps in his bed…or in the...
Own It!

Own It!

I know I’ve posted in the past about owning your online home and talked about how you should build a list and how I recommend building your website on WordPress.org supported by a proven hosting provider*(affiliate link). Today I’m sharing a story as a...
Another Completed Website

Another Completed Website

Every once in a while it’s nice to connect and share with others what we’ve been working on. Today I’d like to walk you through a recent website design project, giving you a snippet of my process in a behind the scenes sort of way. Since most of my...
Start that List

Start that List

Over the past few posts we’ve explored the question “I’m about to launch my business. Should I start with a website or a Facebook business page?” I am passionate about helping you get online strategically and professionally and so suggest you begin...
Own Your Home

Own Your Home

Start Establishing an Online Home a.k.a a Website that YOU own In the last post, I started to answer the question I’ve been seeing a lot of lately, I’m about to launch my business. Should I start with a website or a Facebook business page? At the end of...
Facebook Page or Website?

Facebook Page or Website?

Over the last few weeks and in several Facebook groups, I’ve seen the same question multiple times. I’m about to launch my business. Should I start with a website or a Facebook business page? I always suggest creating a website and a Facebook page. When...
Two Possible Website Goals

Two Possible Website Goals

I’ve mentioned having an overall goal for your website before you begin to build it in To help your website stand out and Asking certain questions before you begin. Having website goals gives you a starting point with your website content and...
Second Impressions

Second Impressions

*Some of the links within this post are affiliate links, which means, if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a benefit at no additional cost to you. First impressions say a lot, but do they always carry through to second impressions? What about the...
First Impressions

First Impressions

Have you ever paid for an experience after being given expectations and were let down? Ever had a great first impression that made you stick around for more? My son recently went to a local day camp. The brochure listed it as “fun camp” and the description...
Start with a Firm Foundation

Start with a Firm Foundation

When you’re just starting your business there are so many questions that can distract you from building on a firm foundation. You may be looking around at others who do something similar to your ultimate goal for your business, I mean, who doesn’t when...
A lawnmower, a fence and website maintenance

A lawnmower, a fence and website maintenance

Sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, right? But trust me when I tell you I can’t tell a joke for the life of me! I was out watering my flowers, listening to the birds singing with the droning lawnmower music playing in the background. Just as I finished...
Quick Tips for Your Contact Section

Quick Tips for Your Contact Section

I’ve seen people balk at having to put hours on their site when they are solopreneurs and don’t have set working hours, so I’m sharing a personal story about why it’s important to have some basic information on the contact portion of your...
What’s My Size?

What’s My Size?

Many business owners with the realization they need a website just don’t know where to begin. They have questions like “What do I do first?”, “How do I know ……” these first several posts here on my site are to help you better...
The First Questions for Website Design

The First Questions for Website Design

“Everyone else is doing it!” That’s an excuse most kids give their parents, but it’s not a good reason for having a website for your business, even if it’s true! We’ve already covered some statistics and relational reasons why you...
Why even have a website

Why even have a website

Your website is your online business card. It’s your ideal employee, working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Now that’s loyalty! Why have a website? I’m not going to get into this too deeply, because I think you’re...
Just the Basics

Just the Basics

I think its safe to say most people know what a website is, or at least have some vague idea. But some people have a hard time feeling comfortable talking to someone about creating a website because there are so many words they just don’t understand or have only...