Simple and Affordable Resources for Creating a Website

There are a lot of myths that hold people back from creating their own website. You have to sign up for a ton of services. You have to learn how to design and code, or hire high-end consultants to design and code. You have to spend hundreds a month. Fortunately, none of these are true for those who are looking for something simple. In this post, I'm going to share some easy-to-use and affordable resources for creating your own website. Hosting If you're looking for affordable web … [Read more...]

2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales for Marketers

It's that time of year again! If you are in the market for new tools and platforms for your business, then Black Friday & Cyber Monday are the days to take advantage of. Here are the best deals I've found so far for marketers - be sure to bookmark this page and check it frequently to see when new deals are added! Also, be sure to check out deals that may be listed as expired - some will extend the offer for an additional time at the last minute! Available Now OptinMonster Description: … [Read more...]

7 Awesome eCommerce Platforms For Small Businesses

The 'click and order' trend is undergoing a major shift. As consumers increasingly turn to their PCs, smartphones, tablets, etc. to make buying decisions, small businesses are starting to realize the need to keep up with online operations to cope with the plunges and peaks of consumer demand. The solution? An online store. Take a minute to think about it now. Where would your customers shop after closing hours? What's the one thing you could do to please customers? What's the one step … [Read more...]

How to Choose (and Use) the Best Tools for Your Business

I must confess - I am a tool junkie. Apps, services, platforms - I like them all. I love trying out various analytics tools, SEO tools, social media tools, and so forth. Tools have the power to either make your life simpler, or more complicated, depending on what you choose. That is why making the right choice is important. Here are my top tips on finding what tools are right for your blog or business. Start by defining your needs. Most people look at price or features, and just assume if … [Read more...]

Creating Online Courses with Kunerango

Are you ready to start teaching online courses, but not ready to setup a membership site on your own website or share 50% of your profits to another company? If so, then Kunerango is the platform for you. Kunerango - the Shopify of online courses - allows you to create your own online school for free with no contracts, and only charges you 10% when you make a sale on your course. No hidden fees, credit card required, or startup / hosting costs. Best of all, setting up your own online school is … [Read more...]

How to Create a Latest Posts Portfolio Page with WP RSS Aggregator

If you write for a lot of different websites like I do, whether it is as a guest blogger or freelance writer, then you have probably struggled with finding a way to share your latest posts from all of those sites with your audience. Fortunately, there is an easy - and free - solution for anyone who uses WordPress on a self-hosted domain (sorry WordPress.com users). The Plugin The plugin you will need is WP RSS Aggregator. This plugin allows you to combine multiple RSS feeds and publish … [Read more...]

50+ Filters to Keep Your Gmail Inbox Squeaky Clean

Have you always wanted to maintain Inbox Zero, but found yourself falling short as email upon email piled up in your inbox? Are you not a fan of Gmail's new tab system? If so, then filters may be the solution to your problem. Filters allow you to tell your email service exactly where you want specific emails to go. The emails that clutter your inbox the most are the ones that are from automated sources - newsletters, notifications, press releases, social media updates, and so forth. They are … [Read more...]

Find Great Apps for Your Nokia Lumia Phone with AppSocial

One of the things I find is missing about mobile app stores is the ability to find suggestions from people you know and trust. Sure, an app may have 1,000 reviews, but you don't know who these people are. For example, I'm more likely to trust a review about a social media app from someone who is a social media professional vs. an average user. This is where AppSocial by Nokia comes in. AppSocial is exclusively for Nokia Lumia users with Windows 7 and 8. It allows users to create lists and add … [Read more...]

Why You Should Care About Gmail’s New Tabs as a Blogger, Marketer, Freelancer, and a User

Are you a blogger, Internet marketer, freelance writer, or just someone who likes to get their email? Whether or not you use Gmail, you should be concerned. Here's why Gmail wants you to be excited about their new tabs. It's supposed to help you only get the emails they deem as important in your primary inbox. The rest gets sorted in tabs for Promotions, Updates, Social, and Forums. Meet Gmail's New Inbox While it sounds good, in theory, it's bad. For everyone. Here's why. 1. If you … [Read more...]

How to Organize Finances with FreshBooks

When I was approached to do a review of FreshBooks, it couldn't have come at a better time. I have to admit, I've never been good with organizing my finances beyond Excel. I tried another name brand accounting product on two different occasions, and both times gave it up because I could never reconcile my accounts correctly. Not to mention that there was no suitable import option for PayPal with it either. Since I love to do everything else on the web, FreshBooks seemed like the best choice … [Read more...]



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