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Your First Podcast. Podcast Town CEO Best Tips To Get You Started.

Podcasting is an important part of getting the word out about your business and building authority. Here’s a discussion with the CEO of Podcast Town about podcasting and much more. Smart Hustle Small Business Podcast · Your First Podcast – With Podcast Town CEO Elzie Flenard Elzie Flenard is the …

Behind the Scenes: Having a Singular Focus for Your Web Design Business

There’s a lot of talk about specialization in the web design industry. The idea is to focus on a specific type of clientele, tool, or project. That means different things to different people. For some, it may entail building websites only with a content management system (CMS) like WordPress. Others …

Entrepreneur Mindset: The Smart Hustler’s Guide to Growth Despite Stress

By Harmony Major, founder of Radical Growth Guru. Entrepreneur mindset is the talk of the town in small business circles. For smart founders wanting to ditch blocks and boost growth, it’s the “it” thing to master. Indeed, without a flexible attitude and focused relentlessness toward our goals, our businesses will …

Every Business Owner is a Marketer – Says Art Studio Owner

Hannah Perry shares her journey going to her first big digital marketing conference, Traffic and Conversion Summit. Hannah owns The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio and shares her journey of success (and challenges) on the Smart Hustle Podcast.   Smart Hustle Small Business Podcast · Every Business Owner Is …

How to protect personally identifiable information (PII) from search engines

We dedicate the month of October to cybersecurity awareness, and a cybersecurity-first mindset is this week’s theme. Please enjoy reading this post on being your clients’ first line of defense against bad actors. It was originally published by Sucuri, a recognized leader in cybersecurity. In today’s internet age we take our privacy for granted. …

Sell anywhere — Tips for selling digitally

Within the world of retail, businesses are typically divided into two categories: brick-and-mortar or ecommerce. However, with the rapid changes occurring within the retail sector due to evolving consumer habits, the lines between these types of businesses are beginning to blur. Small businesses in particular are realizing the increasing importance …

People professionals boosted their skills in response to pandemic challenges

Nearly two thirds (61 percent) of HR and people professionals strengthened their skills – through either upskilling or reskilling – as a result of their organisation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the latest People Profession survey report from the CIPD and Workday claims. The annual benchmarking report explores the perspectives …

The power of science can help companies create better menopause policies

According to research, nearly 8 out of 10 menopausal women are in work, at a time when many are likely to move into top leadership positions. Despite the challenges and difficulties faced by those experiencing menopause in the workplace, it remains largely invisible, undiscussed, and unsupported. That’s why it’s important …

How to Get Started with Social Media Automation

Social media automation tools enable seamless management of social accounts across a range of different platforms. These automation tools let you dedicate more time to building an audience and implementing social media campaign strategies that work. To start off, we’ll discuss the following in this article: what social media marketing …

How to Minimize Investing FOMO

Investing in the stock market is a fantastic way to build wealth. Did you know the top 10% of the wealthiest Americans now hold 89% of stocks? This is a record high. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic exacerbated the wealth inequity in the United States. Poor people lost their jobs and …

Discover (Exactly) Why You Keep Procrastinating and Avoiding, Even Though You Wish You’d Stop

By Erin Pheil, founder of The MindFix Group. As entrepreneurs, we regularly run into roadblocks along our journeys. Our job is to identify them, determine strategies to move past them, then move past them. Quite linear and logical, eh? With strategic challenges, this simple formula of “find a fix, and do it” is …

Impact of flexible work demonstrates a fragile post-pandemic business world

Lucid and Vitreous World, have launched the results of new research that surveyed individuals across the UK to analyse employee sentiment and the impact of flexible work as a direct result of the pandemic. The survey has raised feelings of anxiety, mounting pressure, and hesitancy to transition back to the …

Just two weeks to go until the inaugural Workspace Design Show

In just two weeks, the much-anticipated Workspace Design Show will open its doors for the first time, welcoming the commercial interiors community to discover and discuss tomorrow’s places of work at London’s Business Design Centre from 4-5 November 2021. This is the first UK exhibition in this sector since the …

Understanding the Google link spam update & how to implement digital PR

Links have been and are still a vital component in organic search success. That’s why Google has launched the link spam update aimed at nullifying spam links. For a very long time, sites with more citations were considered higher quality. In return, people believed that they would pass more PageRank …

How to Create a Linear Gauge Chart in JavaScript

This article presents an easy-to-follow guide for building an interactive linear gauge chart in JavaScript. We’ll show to quickly create a cool and interactive linear gauge chart that highlights Covid-19 vaccination data around the world. Our chart will allow us to visualize the status of Covid-19 vaccination at the time …

For Casual Users, Information on New WordPress Features Can Be Hard to Find

Virtually every software application evolves over time. For users, keeping track of the additions, subtractions, and bug fixes can be difficult. And, the more users an app has, the more challenging it is for developers to keep everyone in the know. WordPress faces a unique uphill climb in this area. …

8 Free Maintenance & Coming Soon Plugins for WordPress

When you run a WordPress website, you will inevitably have to perform essential maintenance that may result in temporary downtime. This could be testing new plugins, theme changes or updates, or some major server issues. Many developers create offline sandboxes for testing, but once you push the updates to your …

WooCommerce Wednesdays: How to migrate from Shopify to WooCommerce

Shopify is a great starting point for many ecommerce businesses. However, as companies expand, the platform’s limitations can hamper growth. This leads many businesses to seek out new platforms. A good amount of them will look to migrate from Shopify to WooCommerce for better control and flexibility. I know that …

Accelerating Compliance Strategies in Financial Institutions with PKWARE

Financial institutions are in a unique spot when it comes to consumer privacy rights. Because the US currently relies on multiple laws governing data privacy across industries (as opposed to one federally maintained one), financial services companies must consider overlapping mandates that affect how they can store, use, and transmit …

Q&A: Building A Privacy Foundation on A Changing Privacy Landscape

Data privacy continues to evolve as regulations work to keep pace with both the audacity of threats and other regulations that pop up around the globe. Not all regulations are the same, and some only loosely define what an organization has to have in place with the terms “adequate controls.” …

Strategies for driving Black Friday & Cyber Monday traffic to an ecommerce store

Once you have an ecommerce store up and running, it’s all about seizing opportunities to steer shoppers your way. One of the biggest comes through driving Black Friday and Cyber Monday traffic to an online store. See, the ability to make money with an ecommerce website is directly proportional to …

The SSL guide

You’ve registered the perfect domain name and are getting close to publishing your new website. Your product list, blog or new venture is coming together nicely, and your website looks superb. But something’s missing. You may recall the term ‘SSL’ from previous conversations and research. Here’s everything you need to …

Make it easier explaining stuff to clients with our Website Terminology Glossary 

When we’re explaining stuff to clients, sometimes we find ourselves in back-and-forth discussions. To help make this easier, we created our website terminology glossary. This free resource saves you time explaining web jargon to clients. It lets you get back to doing what you do best — putting coins in the bank Explaining website terminology to clients, made easier Below are our favorite …

Adam Bell: dataTV

Adam Bell owns and operates dataTV, a Los Angeles-based agency offering all things digital, from web design, to SEO, to online marketing. Catch up with Adam on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. The who: Given a business name is so central to a brand, we tend to put a lot …

Open Banking: What It Is, What It Risks, And How To Protect Your Data

A newer topic that has been circling around the internet recently is the idea of “open banking.” You might be wondering what this is from a technology standpoint, how it will likely be done, and what are some of the privacy and security concerns you should be concerned about from …

WooCommerce Wednesdays: How to connect Amazon and WooCommere for multi-channel selling

In this post, we will examine how you can connect your Amazon Seller Central account and WooCommerce to seamlessly manage both of these sales channels. The Amazon Marketplace offers you the opportunity to sell your products on the world’s most popular online shopping destination. When combined with your own branded …

7 marketing tactics for content entrepreneurship

“If you write it, they will come.” – Bloggers all over the world. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, especially when your goal is to move beyond blogging to content entrepreneurship. Content entrepreneurs think of their content creation as a business and build multiple revenue streams based on their content. …

How to Create a CSS Typewriter Effect for your Website

In this article, you’ll learn how to make your website’s text dynamic and more engaging using typewriter effects in pure CSS. The typewriter effect involves text being revealed gradually, as if it’s being typed before your eyes. Adding typewriter effects to chunks of your text can help engage your website’s …

How to Create Responsive React Components with React Textfit

Developing in React involves defining reusable components and assembling them into various parts of your application to achieve your desired user interface (UI). In this article, we’ll look at the react-textfit library, which makes it easy to create responsive React components that display predictably wherever they appear in a layout. …

14 mentor qualities that separate the good from the great

Whether you are a mentor, mentee or interested in getting involved in this type of relationship, it’s important to understand the qualities that make for a great mentor. A high-quality, motivated mentor makes the experience a winning endeavor for everyone involved. 14 mentor qualities that separate the good from the …

Tips from Google to make the most of the 2021 holiday shopping season

Before looking ahead to this holiday shopping season, let’s take a quick look back at 2020, and what a year it was. Amid all the challenges came new opportunities and unprecedented growth for ecommerce. Emerging data offers insights into shifting consumer behavior and its positive impact on ecommerce. The pandemic …

Monthly Breach Report: October 2021 Edition

In September, personal data found in incidents discovered worldwide—some taking advantage of the most vulnerable communities and individuals—was found, posted, and made available for sale seemingly in every region. Conservatively calculated, hundreds of millions of people’s personal information was exposed. It’s impossible to even report on the totality of the …

Hubtricks: Get automatic website backups from The Hub by GoDaddy Pro (and sleep better) 

Just the thought can make you wake up sweating and in a panic: Something breaks on your client’s website, but when you go to restore a backup… none are there. Good thing you added that site to The Hub by GoDaddy Pro — you get automatic website backups. With The …

How to use email marketing for dropshipping like a pro

Email marketing is quite an effective marketing strategy for dropshipping stores, generating an ROI of 4200%. The strategy involves sending marketing messages directly to customers who have opted to receive such information. In the highly competitive dropshipping industry, customer relationships are essential. Email marketing, therefore, becomes a viable option for …

What is SSL?

Editor’s note: This SSL article was originally published on September 5, 2013, and was updated on July 25, 2018. What is SSL? You might have heard the term SSL, or maybe someone said your website needs an SSL certificate but you aren’t sure what one is. That’s OK. By the …

Made in America: Season 3 — Showcasing the resilience of small business owners in Arizona

The landscape of Phoenix and its surrounding areas still beckon images of the Wild West — dusty, oppressively hot summers; a tumbleweed rolling by a saguaro cactus; rattlesnakes and scorpions. But, Phoenix and the surrounding areas are so much more than the days of yore. According to 2020 census data, …

WooCommerce Wednesdays: How to set up Google Analytics for WooCommerce

Google Analytics is a powerful tool for gaining a comprehensive understanding of your website performance. That said, properly configuring Google Analytics to track the right data can be tricky, particularly for ecommerce stores. In this guide, we will examine how to properly set up Google Analytics for a WooCommerce site …

4 Ways to Align Your Business Systems for Improved Efficiency

On the surface, most business leaders recognize the benefits that can come from streamlining systems and processes. It saves time and money. Tasks seem to flow better, and the roadblocks that employees often encounter are suddenly removed. Collaboration and communication between staff members increase, and it’s easier to catch mistakes …

What Are Stackable Credentials?

Stackable credentials provide a step-by-step approach to obtaining continuing education. Students pursue an undergraduate certificate, associate degree, and ultimately a bachelor’s degree one step at a time. Significantly, each step holds merit in academia and the workforce, enabling students to pursue their education and career simultaneously. Stackable credentials provide a …

Our recap: WordCamp US 2021

This year, WordCamp US 2021 occurred on Friday, October 1. Once per year, a continental-level event brings together people from all backgrounds in the WordPress community to learn, connect, and contribute to the open-source project. What’s a WordCamp? See: WordCamps & the WordPress community WordCamp is the coming together of WordPress enthusiasts and the building of new partnerships, project opportunities, job leads, and designer-developer collaborations. Although this year’s event …

All-in-one online marketing solutions to help you grow your business

The GetResponse platform contains a suite of email marketing and online campaign management tools designed to help you grow your sales, maximize ROI, and succeed in online marketing. From unlimited broadcasting and top deliverability to 5-star customer service and over 50 easy yet powerful features – we’ve got you covered. …

How to find your brand’s story and share it with the world with GoDaddy Studio

Bringing your brand’s story to life can be one of the most fulfilling adventures you’ll undertake. It typically begins with a thunderstorm of great ideas, as you imagine all the things your brand could become. You might ask yourself questions like: How will it look out there in the world? …

GoDaddy Open 2021 — Empowering entrepreneurs to sell anything, anywhere

Everyday entrepreneurs continue to face extraordinary challenges including fallout from a global pandemic, return to another “new” normal, and the unrelenting digital transformation of the economy. As part of our ongoing response to the needs of small business owners, GoDaddy hosted a virtual event, GoDaddy Open 2021, with business leaders, …

GoDaddy now offers point-of-sale devices and breakthrough low payment pricing

GoDaddy is empowering entrepreneurs to truly sell anything, anywhere by expanding GoDaddy Payments with the launch of two point-of-sale (POS) devices — Smart Terminal and Card Reader. The introduction of the new POS devices unlocks GoDaddy’s commerce solution, giving small businesses the ability to sell, track and manage sales anywhere. …

Getting WooCommerce ready for Black Friday & Cyber Monday 

Just about everyone on WooCommerce knows Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the biggest retail sales events of the year. We still see headlines showing customers lined up outside of brick-and-mortar retail outlets hoping for a chance to get inside to scoop up the best deals before they’re …

WooCommerce Wednesdays: 7 steps to boost WooCommerce performance

Speed is table stakes for ecommerce sites, so it’s important to consider steps to boost WooCommerce performance. Without a fast website, you are less likely to convert your visitors into customers. Shoppers expect pages to load quickly no matter the device they use. If your pages are slow, many will …

Reach more holiday shoppers with GoDaddy and Google

Happy holidays. Yes, people are already starting their holiday shopping, searching online for that perfect gift for everyone on their list this year. It’s shaping up to be a great season for ecommerce, so get ready. Thanks to GoDaddy’s new Google channel, you can easily act upon holiday season insights<link …

How to make sure your online presence adapts to current events affecting your offline business. 

With the recent global pandemic, everything in our daily lives has changed. There has been a drastic change in how we conduct our business, as now a lot of it is conducted virtually. As we get back to how things once were, there were some challenging aspects that businesses needed to overcome. …

Not sure how to prepare for Google’s SEO rank change? Republish your website

You’ve probably heard that Google began rolling out a major change to their search algorithm this summer. The changes started in mid-June and are expected to finish in August. The change affects how Google ranks websites, because they have added metrics called “Core Web Vitals” in their scoring. These have …

SSL term changes: Maximum SSL certificate validity is now one year

As your certificate authority, it’s our responsibility to share shifts in the industry with our customers. One major change that’ll be coming into effect is around the shortening of term changes. We’ll briefly go over potential impacts to your site and how GoDaddy is adapting to better serve you. Maximum …

Learn about blog resources to help you and your business cope during the COVID-19 crisis

Here at GoDaddy, we know that small businesses are struggling right now. The onslaught of COVID-19 has created a sense of great uncertainty. But we want you to know that we’ve got your back. If you’re a Websites + Marketing customer, we’ve redesigned your dashboard to include helpful and relevant …

9 Ways to Promote Your Marketing Content

Content only works, only influences potential customers, when those would-be customers can find it. Thus promotion is an important aspect of any content marketing campaign. In a sense, content marketing consists … The post 9 Ways to Promote Your Marketing Content appeared first on Practical Ecommerce. Source: Practical eCommerce Republished …

Has the Internet Affected Socialization? Interview with Developer Adrian Rubin

Adrian Rubin is a researcher, developer, and expert on the Internet of Things (IoT). He is fascinated with how data can move through a network without human input. People are becoming more familiar with the Internet of Things thanks to the popularity of voice-activated personal assistants and home automation. The …

How to grow your online store while working a full-time job

Becoming an online entrepreneur with a store of your very own is an exciting venture. With a traditional brick-and-mortar store, your customers are limited to those who walk through your doors. But if you do a good job of promoting your online store through social media, SEO and pay-per-click advertising, you …