I have been teaching small business owners and entrepreneurs how to build and optimize WordPress websites since 2010. One question I often get is “how to edit WordPress CSS.” For brand new WordPress beginners, I usually tell them to ignore it until they are comfortable with the basic WordPress settings and the default template. Once you pass the beginner level, you definitely want to know some basics about CSS and use them to customize the look and feel of your WordPress website to your desire. [Read more…]
Your website is the virtual storefront of your business. Your potential customers expect to see information about your products or services, your special offers, what other customers say about you, etc. It helps you attract your target audience and educate them to make a buying decision. Today I spent a couple of hours reviewing some websites from our meetup members in different markets. I found some common website mistakes on these websites. These mistakes can be costly so I decide to share them with you.
Are you a solo entrepreneur? If yes, I am sure you know how busy it can be running your business. Do you want to work less hours, make more money and enjoy life in 2015? If this is you, this message is very important to you. I am going to share with you my top 5 time management tips that’ll help you improve your productivity and efficiency so that you can work less and make more money and have more free time. [Read more…]
Do you know how Google works? You probably would say “Don’t ask me. I have no idea.” You are not alone. Google uses a very complex algorithm developed by some of the smartest people in the world. It takes into account hundreds of factors and variables. It is beyond the comprehension of average people. [Read more…]
Do you know 40% of people respond better to visual information than plain text? We all love to enjoy eye candies. Having at least one image in every blog post you write helps you attract more readers to your website and keep them at your site longer. Of course, images can also help you improve your on-page SEO. However, finding the right images and especially the free ones can be very time consuming. In this post, I am going to share with you 5 best sites sites to find free images for your blog. [Read more…]
You probably heard many times that “money is in the list.” So you should start to build your list from day one. There are many email marketing providers on the market. Among them, Aweber and GetResponse are two popular ones with affordable pricing. [Read more…]
Have you had any experience of marketing your business on the internet or trying to make money online? If yes, you probably know how overwhelm it can be with the massive information on internet marketing. There are so many ways to market online. For example, you can use blogging, search engine optimization, social media marketing, email marketing, video marketing, just to name a few. It seems that you have to be an expert of everything in order to build an online business. [Read more…]
Are you using coupons to promote your online store? Do you know the use of online coupons has increased from 16% in 2010 to 29% in 2013? 66 million digital coupons were redeemed industry-wide in 2013. People love to collect coupons, share coupons and use coupons. [Read more…]
People nowadays search for information online before they decide to buy at a brick-and-mortar store. Having a professional-looking website, you can easily reach out to more potential customers and stand out among your competitors. Even if you do not have any established business, building a quality website with rich content for a niche market can bring you multiple sources of income. For example, it can generate passive income from advertising, selling affiliate products and membership, etc. So if you haven’t had a website, you’ve got to create one. [Read more…]
Not all keywords are created equal. You’ve probably already heard that long tail keywords are less competitive. They bring more targeted traffic and convert better. How to find those long tail keywords?
Well, before I give you the answer, let me ask you a few questions:
- What is a short tail keyword?
- What is a long tail keyword?
- What are the difference between short tail and long tail keywords?
Let’s find out the answers first. [Read more…]