BoldGrid WordPress Website Builder Review + Guide

Out of the gate, I would like to share with you the features that excite me the most about BoldGrid. I read their entire web site and Marketing materials, including the content on their partner sites, as well as their About and Mission, and watched the videoss, etc, so I have lots to say and […]

How to Reset the htaccess File of Your WordPress Site Using FTP

Sometimes, changes to a .htaccess file, whether manually or via a tool with appropriate access, renders a WordPress site inoperable. It might be that all pages 404, or there is simply a white screen without errors, or you get redirected to weird places, or you have the inability to login. Whatever the case, for me, […]

Image Optimization Tools: Making WordPress Pages Load Faster

With the recent launch of Accelerated Mobile Pages, which reminded everyone of Facebook Instant Pages and Apple News, it’s clear they want us slimming down our web pages. They want Speedy Gonzales, but we’re offering a fat, lazy mouse with unnecessarily giant ears. And by “they” I mean: publishers, platforms, and your everyday web user. […]

What is the Value of a Domain Name?

So, what is a domain name worth? The answer that I have to this question, largely goes against the mainstream conversation of valuating a domain. In fact, I don’t even think that the answer needs to be long and drawn out. It’s simple. Call it a cop out response, but the answer is simply: a […]

Ditch the Niche, Go General Instead, But Still Send Subscribers Niche Email Alerts

My definition of niche: a tightly focused web site, on a very specific topic. But for some over-thinkers, they might create 184 niche sites. No need. While a niche site does have its advantages, some people that are just bounding with ideas, do not want to manage multiple sites, but still want to get all […]

How to Accept Donations via Stripe from Your WordPress Site Easily

Using donation buttons are the simplest and quickest way to begin monetizing a WordPress site.  In this tutorial, I will show you how to use Stripe Payments to accept donations from your site easily. Getting a Stripe account at stripe.com is quick and easy.  Barring approval complications, it should take no more than 5 minutes […]

Tricks and Treats to Scare up Engagement for Your Halloween Social Media

Halloween is huge and has become an adult party holiday with costume contests, haunted houses and millions being spent every year on even more elaborate decorations and costumes, so how can your business get in the conversation? Here are 6 ideas so scary, they just might work. 1) Host a Halloween event with a social […]

Top 12 Reasons Your Website Needs to be Responsive to grow Your Business

Have you been outside lately? You know how you are seeing more people using tablets and smartphones? Well, it’s not a trend as much as the norm any more. Walking around, we are plugged in to our mobile device. At some restaurants, the waiter or waitress takes our order. Mobile is ubiquitous. So why, why, […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Google AdSense

Sure, affiliate marketing is an excellent way to monetize a web site or blog. It has the amazing benefit of not requiring stock, and in many cases it’s a set and forget strategy. Often though, many affiliates, including myself, will also run Google AdSense on their web sites. Adsense is a nice alternative, or complimentary […]

Blog Like You Mean It – Top 10 Ways to Write Attention-Getting Headlines & Content

Many online entrepreneurs typically blog about their niche. They write about the industry, trends affecting their audience, make new announcements and generally, provide informative content for their web site visitors. Having a blog elevates the user experience, showing your audience that you have something to offer them beyond what you’re selling. You have advice, opinions […]