How to Optimize Pinterest Graphics for the Best Conversions

As part of my signature branding + website package, I give my clients the choice of choosing 5 branded collateral items, to help their brand look unique, professional and cohesive. Collateral items can include anything from business cards to Facebook branding to custom icons to Pinterest graphics. In this post, I'm going to explain what Pinterest graphics are, why you need them, and how to … Read more about How to Optimize Pinterest Graphics for the Best Conversions

11 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Site for FREE

The more traffic you drive to your website or blog, the more leads you'll get. And what do more leads bring? More potential business! To help you drive more traffic to your website, it really helps to create a strong online presence. Why? Well, according to BrightLocal, 97% of consumers in 2017 searched online to find local businesses, with 12% searching for a local business online every day. This … Read more about 11 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Site for FREE

Blog + Biz Resources to Help You Create and Grow Your Business

When I first started this business in 2013, I had no idea where to begin. I remember longing for some sort of list of resources I could use to not only help me get everything set up but also help me manage and grow my business easier. So, after many years of trial and error, I decided to create that list for you! Below is the list of tools and resources I personally use, support and totally … Read more about Blog + Biz Resources to Help You Create and Grow Your Business

How to Manually Backup Your Website’s WordPress Files and Database

Do you backup your website? If you're like most people, you probably don't make it a priority to make sure your website is backed up. Maybe you don't think anything bad will happen. Maybe you don't know how to backup your website. Or maybe you never even knew you had to. Whatever your reason is, it's time for you to learn why it's one of the most important things you should be doing on a regular … Read more about How to Manually Backup Your Website’s WordPress Files and Database

How to Link Within a Page Using Anchor Links

Adding anchor links to a WordPress page is super simple! I'm going to show you how to do it in just 3 steps and without having to do any kind of coding! But first, let's go over what anchor links are and how you can use them. What is an Anchor Link? An anchor link is a link on a page that brings you to a specific spot (an anchor) on that same page. What is an Anchor? An anchor is an invisible … Read more about How to Link Within a Page Using Anchor Links

The Value Behind Website Maintenance

  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 for SEO, 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 reward websites that … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 !   * This post contains affiliate links 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 … 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 … Read more about Domain Name and Web Hosting: What is the Difference?