Workplace Trends That Will Transform the Freelancing Industry in 2021

The world as a whole is facing the most challenging time in recent history. The health and economic effects of COVID-19 caught most countries off guard. We have known one thing for certain: staying home would save lives. However, staying home also had major negative effects on the economy and …

10 Pillars of a Successful Small Business [Upcoming Akimbo Course]

Do you want to start or grow your business? Let’s do a spot check and see if you have these 10 key pillars of a successful business: 10 Small Business Pillars Target audience. Are you getting clients and serving your audience? Business solution. Does your business solve a specific problem? …

Smart Hustle Marketing Conference 2021: Jeff Sieh will Help You Use Podcasts to Increase Sales

Podcasting has received tons of traction over the years. Why shouldn’t it? Podcasting offers multiple benefits to businesses. Podcasts can build relationships with your audience, podcasts are highly engaging, podcasts are easy-to-create, and more. Have you ever thought that you can leverage podcasts to increase sales? Jeff Sieh is going …

Website Terminology Glossary: Website Builders, Vol. 1

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, quickly find …

People with meaningful jobs try to improve their companies

Employees who find their job meaningful increase the likelihood of better performance reviews by suggesting ways of improvement for their companies, claims research from Trinity Business School. According to the study, undertaken by Amanda Shantz, Associate Professor and MBA Director at Trinity Business School, finding your work meaningful increases the …

Isolation of employees is IT teams’ greatest home-working concern

The feelings of isolation being experienced by employees is the biggest concern IT and cybersecurity teams have around home working, say almost one third (31 percent) of respondents to the latest Twitter poll run by Infosecurity Europe. The objective was to investigate views on the current threat landscape, as remote …

Workplace digital divide is forcing employers to rethink the way they communicate

In March 2020, the COVID-19 global pandemic forced countless employers around the globe to send their non-essential employees home. Few organisations had a contingency plan for such a scenario, meaning the overwhelming majority of employers had to rethink their operations and communication functions on the fly. According to more than …

Half of employees think managers have become less empathetic in latest lockdown

Whilst initial lockdowns saw a positive response from managers looking to support their teams, it seems maintaining this level of empathy a full year later is for some leaders proving unsustainable claims business training course provider, The Hub Events. The survey of 1115 employees who work from home claims that …

Employees believe their employer has a social responsibility to them

Employers are now more aware of their employee’s personal situation and family commitments than they were pre Covid-19, according to the Re:Me report from MetLife UK. This report, which explores the changing relationship between employers and employees amid the global pandemic, claims that seven in ten (71 percent) employees now …

Hesitating to Implement Awkward Business Idea? This Founder’s Story Will Inspire You [Plus 3 Growth Tips]

Not all business ideas receive a beam from the audience. Some business ideas sometimes get a frown from some people, too. Well, there is nothing wrong with such awkward business ideas. It is just some people don’t get unusual business ideas at first. Later, the same people whose faces wore …

How I Built a Wheel of Fortune JavaScript Game for My Zoom Group

In this article, I describe how I developed a JavaScript “Wheel of Fortune” game to make online meetings via Zoom a little more fun during the global pandemic. The current pandemic has forced many social activities to go virtual. Our local Esperanto group, for example, now meets online (instead of …

Entrepreneur + activist: GoDaddy Q&A with Maya Penn

Today we’re speaking with Maya Penn, a fashion entrepreneur and environmental activist. Her company, Maya’s Ideas, is focused on sustainability in order to combat the damaging impact of fast fashion on the environment. Maya is a keynote speaker, sustainability consultant, three-time TED speaker, artist, global activist, animator, filmmaker, social entrepreneur, …

Free email templates for recommending website security

Once a website gets launched, security can be an afterthought. According to a report last year from Sucuri, about 15% of people who build websites for clients don’t ever mention website security. Some 6% don’t bring it up until after the site gets published. Recommending website security can fall by …

How to Quickly Create a Fun Game with JavaScript and Canvas

In this article, I describe how I developed a JavaScript “Wheel of Fortune” game to make online meetings via Zoom a little more fun during the global pandemic. The current pandemic has forced many social activities to go virtual. Our local Esperanto group, for example, now meets online (instead of …

5 Web Design Trends for 2021

This sponsored article was created by our content partner, BAW Media. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. For almost everyone, 2020 was a bummer. Many businesses were forced to take creative measures just to survive. Consumers had to make adjustments as well, and even the Web …

5 Time Management Myths You’ve Bought Into

Business leaders like to say time is money. Based on that valuation, time management has become a booming industry. Global sales of workflow software and time-tracking apps will eclipse $22 billion by 2025. Consultants charge premium retainers to streamline operations across industries. Leadership speakers provide their insights in keynotes and …

Website Terminology Glossary: Website Security, Vol. 1

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, quickly find …

What COVID-19 Vaccine Scheduling Can Teach Designers

The multiple COVID-19 vaccines that have come out are nothing short of scientific miracles. The speed and efficacy of these life-saving, pandemic-squashing shots are a testament to human achievement. That being said, getting these vaccines into the arms of everyday people has been a challenge. That’s especially true here in …

Erasing mental health stigmas via digital content — Q & A with Donté Colley

Donté Colley is a Toronto-based digital content creator seeking expression via fashion and digital media. He aims to connect and empower global communities through authentic joy, movement, and a message of self-love. Read on for words of motivation and inspiration from Donté Colley. GoDaddy Q&A with digital content creator Donté …

Cheat Sheet: Managed WordPress Ecommerce Hosting

Our Managed WordPress Ecommerce Hosting lets you create a robust ecommerce store quickly and easily. That means building the exact store your clients need for hundreds, even thousands, less per year.  Build more store for less    Powered by WooCommerce, our Managed WordPress Ecommerce Hosting features powerful flexibility with easy-to-use extensions and client-management tools. That …

GoDaddy Q&A with NutraMaize® CEO Evan Rocheford

Today, we’re speaking with Evan Rocheford, the co-founder and CEO of NutraMaize®, a company transforming the United State’s largest staple crop – corn – into a platform for delivering better nutrition on a population-wide scale.  NutraMaize®’s innovation is a unique variety of orange non-GMO corn. The vibrant orange color comes …

Smart spaces and the other top technology trends for 2021

  Technology researcher Gartner has highlighted the top strategic technology trends it believes organisations should be aware of in 2021. Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with ‘substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which are …

Website Terminology Glossary: Website Design, Vol. 1

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, quickly look …

cPanel Hosting: Cheat Sheet

Rely on cPanel Hosting services that scale with your needs. With 99.9% uptime guarantees, you’ll enjoy unmetered bandwidth, superior performance and nimble load times. Benchmarks designed to meet your requirements  With plans designed for a single project to multiple websites, cPanel Hosting offers robust features to fuel your business — …

How white label products can help an ecommerce business grow

If your ecommerce revenue has plateaued, you may be wondering about how you can encourage growth. While manufacturing an entirely new product is often risky and costly, white labeling is the perfect solution to help an ecommerce business grow. White labeling is a partnership between a manufacturer and a retailer. …

Where Two-Factor Authentication Falls Short

Web designers are constantly bombarded with security advice. We’re informed about best practices, security holes and their requisite patches. It’s enough to make your head spin. Of course, this is all important and well-meaning. Online security is a constantly moving target, where even the biggest players are susceptible. Therefore, it’s …

Website Terminology Glossary: Domains, Vol. 1

When you’re hustling, time is money and that money comes in coins, not bills. It’s why we made our Website Terminology Glossary for web pros. This free resource for designers, developers, marketers or anyone else makes it easier explaining technical stuff to clients. Rather than a lengthy back-and-forth, use this glossary …

Without User Consent: An Ethical Dilemma for WordPress Plugin Developers

I recently discovered that a popular WordPress plugin had enabled automatic updates without explicitly informing users. How did I find out? I received emails from each site where the plugin was installed informing me that an update had been completed. But it gets better. Over a holiday break, a colleague …

10 Best Professional Intro Video Templates for After Effects for 2021

When professionalism matters, it’s time to turn to the experts. But don’t think that means hiring a video producer and breaking the bank. Instead, use a professional intro video template for After Effects to set the stage. You could use professional video templates for many purposes, like: Start off a …

Develop your 2021 marketing strategy — looking back to plan ahead

Many business owners, entrepreneurs, and even veteran marketers devise their strategy for the New Year starting in January. I’m here to make a case for developing your 2021 marketing strategy now, or more specifically, throughout the last quarter of the year. 7 steps to develop your 2021 marketing strategy Developing …

Hacked: What to Do When Your WordPress Website Has Been Compromised

It starts with a sinking feeling that something is amiss with your WordPress website. Maybe your security plugin has alerted you to a changed file that you know you didn’t touch. Or you see some unfamiliar content within your post listing. Whatever the indicator, it leads to one conclusion: Your …

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 …

Ecommerce in 2021: 10 trends to expect in dropshipping

Ecommerce has dramatically grown in 2020 due to the pandemic’s effects. The industry has hit about $25.6 trillion in sales. More retailers have gone online. Other entrepreneurs have taken on eCommerce ventures like dropshipping. Such effects are, therefore, likely to spill over into 2021 and influence online businesses. Ecommerce is …

10 simple small business SEO tactics that you can do in-house

One of the most effective ways to grow your venture online is to perform well in search, which is why small business SEO (search engine optimization) is a skill that’s worthwhile for entrepreneurs to know. You’re already well on your way to establishing your business’s credibility if your website is …

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 …

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. …

Christine Blasey Ford Received More Than $190,000 in Donations During Her Testimony

As Dr. Christine Blasey Ford delivered her testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday, supporters donated more than $190,000 today to a growing GoFundMe campaign aimed at funding her security expenses and other costs incurred by coming forward with her story. The spike in donations came as Ford, …

Build a Real-time Voting App with Pusher, Node and Bootstrap

In this article, I’ll walk you through building a full-stack, real-time Harry Potter house voting web application. Real-time apps usually use WebSockets, a relatively new type of transfer protocol, as opposed to HTTP, which is a single-way communication that happens only when the user requests it. WebSockets allow for persistent …

Best JavaScript Frameworks, Libraries and Tools to Use in 2019

It seems there are more JavaScript frameworks, libraries, and tools than there are developers. As of May 2017, a quick search on GitHub reveals more than 1.1 million JavaScript projects. There are 500 thousand usable packages on npmjs.org with almost 10 billion downloads every month. This article endeavors to explain …

Frontline and front of mind; communicating with employees away from HQ 

It has been a rough year for business. Many organisations have had to evolve their operating models overnight, go to great lengths to keep their people safe and build entirely new ways of working to ensure they can stay afloat. A lot have had to fast forward five years into the future …

People three times more likely to discuss physical than mental health

People are three times more likely to discuss common physical ailments over mental health issues at work according to a new study published to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May). The OnePoll survey of 2,000 employed adults reveals that, on average, 42 percent of employees feel comfortable discussing …