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What’s Your Business’s Secret Recipe?

By Stephanie Rawson / September 25, 2019 /

Running an online business is not like organizing a cheese tray. You might think Joe can bring the Gouda, Bob brings the Cheddar, Jan’s got the grapes, and if Tommy forgets the nuts no one will notice. You’re not just arranging some ingredients on a platter. Running an online business is more like making a cake. The flour should be...

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How to Give your Blog Post the Perfect Image

By Braden Hamiel / August 30, 2019 /

Well, well, well… You want to rise above the cringy stock photos, huh? I wish more people were like you. Willing to put aside their pride and learn how to make the best image for their blog. Most people wouldn’t have given it a second thought. They would have just Googled the title of their blog and used the first...

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Buyer Beware: Paying for Fans, Likes, etc.

By Brock Cooper / August 20, 2019 /

We don’t like to wait. Thanks to the Internet, we have everything delivered to us in seconds and we want instant gratification. That’s fine if you want to binge-watch “Orange Is the New Black,” but not if you want to run a successful business. When you’re trying to build your Facebook persona or Instagram followers, it’s easy to get discouraged...

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6 Must-haves for Your Website

By Braden Hamiel / July 22, 2019 /

Creating or maintaining a website takes patience, some coffee, and a whole lot of research. Especially if you are in this journey without a wise developer wizard to hold your hand and guide you. If you do it right, you will sift through hundreds of blogs to compare hundreds of hosting providers, content management systems, and developers to find the...

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Balancing SEO and User Experience in your Website

By Brock Cooper / July 10, 2019 /

Many times people come to me for search engine optimization when times are lean. Their other marketing efforts like ads aren’t working and they need more traffic to their site. In reality, that’s not really what they need. They need more sales on their site and think more traffic will get that for them. That’s not always the case. You...

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WordPress – The 5 Minute Quick & Dirty Review

By Stephanie Rawson / June 12, 2019 /

If you’ve heard of WordPress, but you’re not really sure what it’s all about, this 5 minute guide is for you. Also, please note we are talking about WordPress.org and NOT WordPress.com in this article. What is it? It’s a content management system that can be used to build blogs and websites. Why WordPress? It makes it easy to manage...

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So, You Want to Become a Web Designer?

So, You Want to Become a Web Designer?

By Stephanie Rawson / June 7, 2019 /

Alright, we get it…web designer is pretty much the coolest profession on the planet. Like, who wouldn’t want to be one?! We’re so glad that you’re interested. JOIN US! Snapping back to reality – yes, we think web design is pretty cool. However, to many out there, it’s one of those nerdy professions. Not everyone wants to stare at lines...

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Road sign warning of platform migration, part two.

Ready to Change E-Commerce Platforms? Be Prepared!

By Stephanie Rawson / May 28, 2019 /

If you’re reading this, it’s too late I hope you read our previous post: Thinking About Changing E-Commerce Platforms? Think Again! If not, please take a moment to back the train up and review our sagely advice from last week. It might save you a whole lot of time and worry! If you’re up to speed and you’re still considering...

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Road sign warning of platform migration, part one.

Thinking About Changing E-Commerce Platforms? Think Again!

By Stephanie Rawson / May 24, 2019 /

Have you ever heard the little ditty that goes, “My platform sucks and I want to move?” It’s a tune I know well. This is a complaint I’ve heard many times during my years as a web developer. Whether it’s from a long time customer or a brand new sales lead, I always approach the situation the same way. Let’s...

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How to Choose the Perfect CMS

By Stephanie Rawson / May 10, 2019 /

The cake title is a lie. There is no perfect content management system (CMS). They all have pros and cons, highlights and flaws. I can’t help you find the perfect CMS, but I can help you find the CMS that might be perfect for you. If you’ve read my previous CMS articles, you’re already aware of what a content management...

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