Understanding the different ways to build a website is important when you're setting up your online business. But as I'm sure you know, with so many different web design methods and options, it can be confusing to sort through and figure out which tools are best. In today's video, you'll get a break down the 6 different ways to build a website and you'll discover which of these is the best suited for you and your online business. Let's get started! (more…)
Hosted vs self-hosted payment gateways -- which one you set up for your online business will have a dramatic effect on your customer's experience. But, which one's best for you? That's what today's video is all about, so let's check it out! (more…)
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…)
Hosting for your website is, of course, readily available. And hosting plans come loaded with tons of features. But how can you know which hosting features are important for your business, and what's just fluff and marketing hype? In today's video, you'll get three critical hosting features you'll need for your online business. Grab a coffee and let's get started! (more…)
Last updated on October 15th, 2018. Posted in WordPress.
If you're new to WordPress, it might seem confusing at first. WordPress is very different from other web design tools. But many WordPress sites share some common components and layout areas. Today's video gives you an overview of how WordPress works, and it's main areas. You'll be up to speed in no time. Let's go! (more…)
The advantages of e-commerce -- of running an online store or online business are huge. But how do the benefits of running an online store compare to running a traditional business? In this video, you'll get five big advantages of running an e-commerce store, so let's get started! (more…)
Last updated on October 1st, 2018. Posted in Photoshop & Graphics.
Getting your images to look great is all about getting smooth, even exposure -- not too dark, not too bright, but just right. Histograms are one way to help you get your images to look their best. You'll find histograms in your digital camera and in graphics applications like Photoshop. The great news is, wherever you find 'em, histograms always work the same way. In today's video, you'll get an easy to understand run through of exactly how histograms work so you can make your images look their best. Let's jump into it! (more…)
Last updated on September 24th, 2018. Posted in WordPress.
If you've ever needed to reset WordPress -- to remove all pages, posts, comments, and so on -- then you're in the right spot. This issue often comes up once you've finished building a custom theme or when you want to remove the temporary Theme Unit Test Data content. The good news is that you don't need to uninstall and reinstall WordPress or dig through databases. I'd love to show you a much faster way to remove your WordPress site's content while maintaining it's structure and design. Let's take a look! (more…)
Last updated on September 17th, 2018. Posted in WordPress.
As you begin building your WordPress website, it can sometimes be helpful to have placeholder content inserted into your site -- extra pages, posts, and even comments and images. This makes it easier as you're designing out these parts of your website. In this post, I'll show you how to easily add these sorts of temporary placeholder materials. Let's check it out! (more…)
Last updated on September 4th, 2018. Posted in Web Design For Business.
Ecommerce can be jargonny, technical-sounding, and seem way more confusing than it needs to be. But if you're getting into online business, there are some important terms that you need to know. What you'll get in this post is a clear understanding of critical ecommerce terminology and an understanding of how it all works. Ready? Then let's go! (more…)