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Web Design Tools, Services And Resources For Business Owners, Creative-Types, and Self-Marketers

Web Design Tools, Services And Resources For Business Owners, Creative-Types, and Self-Marketers

If you're a business owner, self-marketer, or creative-type who wants complete autonomy—to be able to build, maintain, and control your website yourself, then you're in the right spot! Here's a helpful list of resources, tools, and recommendations to help you go further with your online projects and ventures. As I discover new resources, I'll continue to add them here, so be sure to bookmark this page, and check back often! (more…)

CSS Floats Workshop — Free CSS Course!

CSS Floats Made EASY In This Free Online Workshop!

CSS floats have you struggling? CSS floats allow you to create stylish and flexible layouts in web design. But floating in CSS can sometimes seem unintuitive and confusing. If you want to get really good at CSS floating, clearing, and more, then you're in the right spot. This video series will take you through what you need to know about CSS floating. Let's dive in! (more…)

Small Business Web Hosting Feature Rundown: The Critical, The Helpful, And The Completely Useless

Business Web Hosting Rundown: Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Before you can launch your online business, you'll need to set yourself up with some solid web hosting. And before you can set yourself up with solid web hosting that will fit your business needs and requirements, you'll need to know what to look for, what's important, what you can safely ignore, and so on. That's what this tutorial is all about. (more…)

SEO For Small Business Owners — An Introductory Crash Course

Small Biz SEO Crash Course: “Need To Know” Info To Get Rolling!

As a small business owner, creator, or self-marketer, I'm sure you've heard about the importance of SEO. But it seems like somewhat of a mystical art, doesn't it? After all, how come some websites consistently appear at the top of search engine rankings while others don't? And how can you get your website to start showing up in Google and other search engines, too? In this post, I'd like to give you a run-down on the basics of SEO for small business websites, and show how you can leverage it to get your business to start showing up in the search engines. Let's dive in! (more…)

Small Business SEO Checklist: 3 Ways To Help Improve Your SEO

Small Business SEO: Improve Your SEO With This 3-Step Checklist!

SEO may seem like complex subject, but it's actually fairly straightforward once you have a handle on it. While it may seem somewhat mystical or shrouded in the dark arts, you just need an understanding of basics. It's important too to know what you can safely ignore. In this post, I'll give you my top three methods for implementing a solid SEO strategy. I call this my Small Business SEO Checklist. I'd love to jump into it, so let's go! (more…)

My Number One Rule

Set Yourself Up Right (And Stay Secure) By With This #1 Rule

This is a pretty important post. It lays out the foundation for everything you and I do here on Ten Ton. It comes from years and years of hard-earned experience and countless failures. It boils down to one word: Autonomy. Essentially, with our businesses, with our websites, with our marketing efforts, we must own and control as much as we can, and we must be able to move quickly if circumstances change. We must be autonomous. Let me explain... (more…)

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Finding The Best Email Service For Your Business

Email Showdown: Office 365 vs G Suite – Which Is Best?

In a previous tutorial, we talked about why using the free email service that comes with your web hosting can lead to unnecessary headaches for you and your small business. Or, you might be in a situation where you've signed up with web hosting that doesn't offer email service at all (as is the case with hosts like WP Engine). Either way, in this tutorial, we'll take a look at a few of the best business-grade, dedicated email services to handle your website's communication. Remember, we always want to keep our business's essential web services separate from one another. (more…)

Code Editors For Small Business Website Owners

Which Code Editor? Find The Best…Ignore The Rest!

If you're a small business owner who's keen to really dig into web design and control your website yourself, then a key tool you'll need is some kind of code editing application. Simply said, a code editor is a simple piece of software that allows you to write and edit code by hand. Even if you're running a WordPress website, a solid code editor is a must-have tool for business owners who want to own and control their website themselves. (more…)

Business Owner’s Guide To Front-End And Back-End Web Design

Easy To Understand Guide To Front-End & Back-End Web Design

As you no doubt know already, the world of web design is loaded with jargon and terminology, which can sometimes be tricky to follow. To make matters worse, some terms are so widely used, that they're applied to many things...or they mean different things to different people. As a business owner, it's important to understand even some basic web design concepts. This makes it easier to communicate with others, and hunt for solutions on our own. So in this tutorial, we'll get some clarity on the jargonny, wacky world of web design! (more…)

3 Options For Setting Up Your Business Email

Your Business Email: 3 Options To Get You Set Up Right!

If you're running any kind of business-related website, you'll want a way for prospects and customers to communicate with you. The primary method of communication is of course going to be email, and that's what this tutorial's all about. Hopefully at this point, you've registered your business's domain name, purchased some web hosting, and pointed your domain to your new hosting account. If not, be sure to check out my tutorials, How To Register A Domain Name With NameCheap, Finding The Best Web Hosting For Your Website, and Pointing Your Domain Name To Your Web Hosting Account. (more…)

What Is SSL, And Do You Need It For Your Business Website?

What’s SSL – And Do You Need It For Your Biz Website?

Have you heard of SSL, or SSL certificates? Do you know if you need one for your website? Well if you're running an online business website, then you'll definitely need SSL. SSL might sound technical and intimidating, but it's not nearly as complex to set up and install on your website as you might think. In fact, it's one of the easiest aspects of getting your business website set up properly. And, it requires zero technical skill. By the end of this post, you’ll have a clear understanding of what SSL certificates are, why you need one for your site, and where to go to get one. And, you'll also know exactly what's involved in getting it all set up on your site. Let's take a look! (more…)