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 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…)
Last updated on August 27th, 2018. Posted in Web Design For Business.
When running any kind of small business website or online project, we often need to connect directly to our live website to access the files that are stored there. The best way to do this is to use something called FTP (File Transfer Protocol). While it may sound technical (and possibly related to quantum physics), it's actually pretty straightforward. So if you have no idea about FTP or how it all works, then you're in the right spot—that's what this tutorial's all about! (more…)
Web design can seem very confusing, especially when there's so much being dumped on you -- Google Analytics, SEO, shopping carts, should you start a blog, social media, payment gateways, and about a hundred other issues -- it's easy to get overwhelmed. So in this post, what I've done is clearly laid out a sequential set of steps to help you get started in web design, and get your online venture live on the web. So by the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a clear set of actions that you can take to get your business online and earning revenue. Let's jump into it! (more…)
If you’re concerned about keeping your website secure, then you're in the right spot -- that's what this post is all about. One of the most important issues when running a website (especially an online business site) is keeping everything secure and locked down. Oddly though, this is a topic that's rarely addressed. To me, securing our websites, our businesses, and ultimately our ability to earn revenue online is a huge, huge priority. And the good news is, none of this is too technical or difficult. It just takes a bit of forethought and maybe some planning on our part. In this post, I'm going to outline my four step process to ensure your site is highly secure for a long time to come. Let me show you what it's all about! (more…)
In this tutorial, I want to recommend specific web hosting companies that might be a good fit for your small business. The idea here is to narrow down the choices and give you a decent starting point for finding a great web host. (more…)
If you don't set up your graphics right, they can cause problems for your website, slow things down, and result in a poor visitor experience. Of course, we want your website and your graphics looking their absolute best, and a lot of this boils down to understanding graphic file formats. Stick around, cuz that's what this one's all about! (more…)
If you're serious about getting your business online and earning revenue, you have to prioritize what's most important for your business. Here, we'll take a look at your business's three most valuable assets. This'll help you keep your eye on the ball as you continue moving forward. Sound like a plan? Then sit tight and stay tuned! (more…)
If you'd like to be guided through the process of setting up reliable, low-cost web hosting for your business or online project then you're in the right spot. In this video tutorial, I'll walk you through, step-by-step, how to set up hosting with one of my top web hosting recommendations, Web Hosting Hub. Their hosting is a perfect fit for side projects, small business, and for those just starting out who want to keep costs low while still getting solid hosting and fantastic customer service. Ready? Then let's go! (more…)
Learn how to get yourself set up with low cost, rock-solid web hosting with one of my top web hosting recommendations, SiteGround. Their hosting is perfect for small and medium-sized online businesses and websites—especially those who want to keep costs low, but who also expect future growth. Hosting from SiteGround will grow with you as your needs change and develop. In this video tutorial, I'll walk you through the entire setup process. Let's get started! (more…)