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Tech Tutorials, WordPress

Wix to WordPress: How to Setup WordPress Hosting

A friend of mine wanted to create a website. She started with WordPress and quickly bailed because she found it too confusing. She moved over to Wix and quickly got going on designing her website, but when she wanted to make some basic adjustments to the template, she ended up messing up some formatting. After a few hours, she finally gave up and called it “good enough”. Wix is great to a certain point, but I’ve found that most people need a more flexible system than Wix. Wordpress is perfect for growing businesses and can be just as easy to use as Wix with the right guide. In this video tutorial, I will show you how to set up WordPress hosting. You will need hosting for your new website since you cannot use Wix hosting. Don’t worry, it’s easy to do.

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Tech Articles, WordPress

Wix vs WordPress: WordPress is Easier Than You Think

There are so many options out there for how to create a website. Depending on your budget, your website goals and your business type, not every option will meet your needs. In this article, I want to compare Wix vs WordPress to see how they stack up in various areas. PLUS I will introduce a video tutorial series that will show you how WordPress is just as easy to use as Wix. Whether you are currently using Wix or are on the fence about choosing a CMS for your website, this article will get you going in the right direction!

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Tech Terms, WordPress

What is WordPress and Why You Need It

Imagine your website is like your body. Every person, no matter their age or how they look, has a skeleton that holds their body up. This skeleton is like WordPress for your website. What is WordPress? It’s the structure of the website, but it does not determine how your website looks. WordPress is called a content management system (CMS) because it manages your website content. Find out more about it and why you need to use it!

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Tech Tutorials, WordPress

How to Move a WordPress Website to a New Host

The time may come when the web hosting company you are with is no longer meeting your needs and you need to move your WordPress website. Most hosting companies will perform this move for you, but if you want to tackle this yourself, it’s a fairly straightforward process. In this video tutorial, I will show you how to make a backup copy of your WordPress website, how to install WordPress on the new server using Control Panel or CPanel, how to upload the backup copy to the new server and how to point your domain name to the new server. Sounds complicated, but I know you can do it.

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Tech Articles

VPS vs Shared Hosting

Every website needs a host.  It’s the place where all the website files are stored and served to the world wide web.  While there are many different types of hosting, the two most affordable options are shared hosting and a virtual private server.  Do you want your website host to be a motel or a condo? Choose carefully because your website’s reputation is hanging in the balance. In this article, I’ll give you the factors to consider.

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Tech Tutorials, WordPress

Make WordPress 3x Faster Using this Plugin

If a website loads too slowly, most potential customers will bail and go to the competition. SEO also uses page load speed in it’s ranking algorithm. Website speed is important, but there are so many WordPress cache plugins out there that promise to speed up your site and they are complicated to install. I have found the perfect solution to this problem! In this video tutorial, I will show you the exact plugin I used to make a client’s website 3x faster making it 94% faster than all the other websites tested.

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Online Marketing

Top 5 Reasons Your SEO Website Ranking is Suffering & Top 8 SEO Mistakes to Avoid

I cannot tell you the number of times I have been asked “why doesn’t my website show up on the first page of Google when I type in {fill in the blank with keyword of choice}”?  There are a lot of reasons why a website ranking may be low, but in this article, I focus on the top 5 reasons why your SEO website ranking is suffering and the top 8 SEO mistakes to avoid.

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Online Marketing, Organization, Productivity, Tech Tutorials

How to Organize Content Upgrades Using Evernote

I know that in order to increase the number of subscribers to my newsletter, I need to offer content upgrades. If you haven’t heard of them before, it’s a way of enticing people to sign up for your newsletter by offering something for free. I try to offer a download of some sort for free with every blog post I write, but I realized that there are times when I could reuse content upgrades to save me time. That’s when I realized I needed to organize my content upgrades better so I came up with a template that I am going to share with you today!

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to use Evernote to organize your content upgrades so you can easily reuse them in future posts.

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Online Marketing, Organization, Productivity, Tech Tutorials

How to Create an Editorial Calendar Using Evernote

I was overwhelmed when I started planning out my blog content. I had so many amazing things swirling around in my head that I wanted to share with other solopreneurs and I quickly got it all down in Evernote. But, then it started to spiral out of control and I couldn’t figure out how to organize all my content so I could easily plan what days I would blog about what. I became paralyzed and unable to actually write anything or create any videos because I didn’t have a plan! If you are just getting started and you feel OVERWHELMED by how to organize your content and plan it all out, I’m here to help.

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to use Evernote to organize your amazing ideas into a editorial calendar that will give you a quick overview of your upcoming content and what is left to be done.

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