Identifying Ideal Businesses for Google Ad Words / PPC

This blog goes along with my video blog with the same name. I will identify the candidates and types of businesses that naturally lend themselves to “Pay Per Click” marketing such as Google Ad Words.

1. Local VS. national

2. Service VS. product

3. Higher value to what is being sold or repeat business (a $99 locksmith might cost $60 in ad spend)

4. End read more »

Displaying Your Designs in HTML for Client Preview

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”>
<html xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml“>
<head>
<meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=utf-8” />
<title>Website Mock-up Design</title>
</head>
<body style=”width:100%; height:3244px; margin:0; background:url(Home-updated1.jpg) no-repeat center“>
</body>
</html> read more »

Understanding WordPress User Roles

In this blog, I will go through the five roles in a stand-alone WordPress site (multi-site has the super administrator for a total of six). Each user role has different capabilities and functionalities. The biggest mistake I see web site owners making is setting all users as administrators. This administrator role can make core site changes that could be pretty hard to control or undo. read more »

Understanding GDPR Compliance

What is GDPR?


GDPR is a new data privacy regulation created by the European Union to regulate how EU member state citizens personal data is used and collected. The regulation itself is an unbelievably long list of rules of protocols to handle personal data and goes into effect on May 25th, 2018.

Most site owners will assume that these regulations do not apply to them. read more »

Who is Doing Backups?

Website backups are a critical part of the success and longevity for any online business. It is critical to understand who is taking responsibility for maintenance and backups as part of the upfront agreement. Many hosting packages offer some sort of backup plan as part of their service, but relying on only them can lead to catastrophe.

Who is doing backups:

Developer:

As the developer read more »

I Sent It / Told You That Already

I Sent It Told You That Already

One of my least favorite things as a developer are the words “I sent that or told you that already.”  This is a good indication that a project management system in not in place. I am a firm believer that with a little effort up front, this statement can be essentially eliminated.  The most important thing when it comes to software and web development is read more »

How to Send Logins VIA a Project Management System

One issue a developer always has is dealing with keeping track of project logins. In my case I do use Lastpass, but depend on being able to easily find the logins per project within the same system that “houses” the instructions. A common mistake people make when sending logins is adding them inside the task.  I made a short video on the best way to read more »

Setting Fair Deadlines / Timelines for Projects

Deadlines are a leading cause of conflict between a client and a developer. When working full time for a single client most of these issues are solved by the client setting up very well-defined priorities. The problem as a freelancer comes when a client comes back with an urgent need and you are already committed. These types of situations should be discussed upfront.

I have read more »

Johannesburg, South Africa

The first stop on this trip is Johannesburg, South Africa. I will be staying here 2 weeks. The idea behind staying here is that it is on the “way” to South America and is about the halfway point between Thailand (my starting point on the tour) and Argentina. The total trip time was 23 hours (factoring travel time to the airport in Bangkok as well read more »

4 Essential Pointers to Consider When Picking Domain for Your New Business

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When you have a new business, one of the first things you are planning to put up is an online website.  Whether you have a new business or an existing one, having your own website is now considered a standard.

Below are 4 important tips to consider when choosing a domain name for your business:

.com or nothing

Don’t ever think about settling for a read more »

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