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My Favorite Resources & links 1. Search new domain names to find out if they are available at GoDaddy 2. If you have an About Me page on your website, learn how to make it work for you. How to Write an About Page. 3. Your website can bring you income with an online store. You can have a store is set up and entering products can be done by you, which gives you full control of your store. Includes adding product descriptions and uploading photos. Monthly rates paid by the client. More info… Shopping cart plan. If you do get a Shopping cart plan you will need to be able to take online payments. Here's two that I use. PayPal and 2checkout. 4. Manage subscribers and send newsletters online with Mail Chimp. They have many great templates to just from you make it easy for you to impress your customers with the latest and greatest news about your business. 5. Blogging allows you to share text, photos and videos with your readers and customers. BloggerA tip use: Copy your blog content and then paste it into your newsletters so you can get more results for not a lot of extra work. 6. Online printing companies for business cards, brochures, postcards, invitations and other promotional items. VistaPrint and Got Print  for reasonable rates for custom work. 7. How to make good backgrounds in pictures of products Without Using Photoshop. This is good to know for quality photos for both your website and/or store products. 8. If you requested a Counter for your website you can view information about your customers and how they spend time on your website, where they are from and what kind of system they are using. Stat Counter. 9. Signup Genius A FREE online software tool for volunteer management and event planning. Enter the dates and times for which you need people to sign-up to manage schedules for schools, sports leagues, holidays etc… 10. View all of my videos on YouTube see other projects I can assist you with. 11. Order Free Shipping supplies online from USPS. Boxes, tape, labels and more. 12. Calculate postage with USPS online. Figure the cost of a package before it is sent to inform your customers of shipping rates or to apply it to your store shipping options. 13. Free antivirus! My favorite used to be AVG, but after their constant begging for upgrades I was done. Then a friend told me about Sophos, and since this person is a computer genus I paid attention. Give Sophos a try. Also here a short tutorial to help you set it up.   I do not endorse links, because online content can be edited without my knowledge. Thank you. Free Advertising Online 1. Read how to advertise locally for free on the Internet. Here’s my favorite local links to advertise for free.  Okoboji Classifieds, Explore Okokboji, CraigsList, KeloLand Classifieds, Oodle.com, Minnesota Super Ads, Classifieds.com  Do a Google search to find more in your area. 2. If you aren't advertising online yet, or are looking for new avenues to pursue, read this... 7 best places you can market your small business online. 3. There are many ways to take advantage of the internet and gain free advertising for your business. 20 Free Ways to Advertise Your Website. 4. The internet is a virtual bonanza of potential customers and clients if you know how to advertise your business. 11 cheap (or free) advertising methods to grow your business. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 1. Google Rankings. How long does it take to Rank on Google?  2. How To Rank Higher In Google - This technique really works and is worth it! 3. 101 simple tips to increase your website traffic. 4. Why you Don’t Need To Submit Your Website To Search Engines - Article one & two. 5. The phrase “Search Engine Optimization” often scares small business owners who can’t afford a large budget (if any) for online marketing. 10 No-Cost DIY SEO Tactics for Startups 6. I recommend implementing some do it yourself search engine optimization. Do it Yourself Search Engine Optimization. Four ways to Advertise on Facebook. 1. Facebook Ads: (Not free) You choose the audiences that see it by location, age, interests and more. This makes your ads more relevant to people who see them. 2. Facebook Swap Groups: I get very good results using Facebook Swap Groups. To find a swap group in your area do a Facebook search for “Your town / county / state swap” Make sure to check each groups rules, as some do not allow business postings. 3. Fan Page: This is a must have, but truthfully I find that Facebook doesn’t show your posts to very many unless you pay for a post upgrade. Get a Fan Page Here. 4. Personal page status updates: Many people like to support local businesses or buy from someone they trust. Why not promote yourself every once in awhile. I do not endorse links because online content can be edited without my knowledge. Thank you.
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After your website is Complete… Things to keep in mind. 1. Updates & Maintenance: At some point you will probably want to update your website, or maybe even do a redesign to give it a fresh new look. Send your ideas or consult with me for ideas you haven’t thought about. I’d be happy to help you out to make your website grow with your business. 2. Adding Additional Features: Many times a client will just want a basic website to be found online, but after time goes by you may realize how much more could be added to make it better. Send us your needs and I’ll show you how they can be met by adding new features that you might not have even heard of. 3. Spammers love you: After a website is made the scammers come out to play. You might get all kinds of offers to improve or even pretend that you need to do a renewal to get money out of you. Tricking you into losing your domain name to a reseller or a even a competitor. Ignore and delete these emails. 4. Google Rankings: Remember it can take several months for Google to index a new website to be found in search results. Things do not happen over night and an established website will get a higher-ranking than a new one, so be patient and be glad that your on your way to success. My Favorite Resources & links 1. Search new domain names to find out if they are available at GoDaddy 2. If you have an About Me page on your website, learn how to make it work for you. How to Write an About Page. 3. Your website can bring you income with an online store. You can have a store is set up and entering products can be done by you, which gives you full control of your store. Includes adding product descriptions and uploading photos. Monthly rates paid by the client. More info… Shopping cart plan. If you do get a Shopping cart plan you will need to be able to take online payments. Here's two that I use. PayPal and 2checkout. 4. Manage subscribers and send newsletters online with Mail Chimp. They have many great templates to just from you make it easy for you to impress your customers with the latest and greatest news about your business. 5. Blogging allows you to share text, photos and videos with your readers and customers. BloggerA tip use: Copy your blog content and then paste it into your newsletters so you can get more results for not a lot of extra work. 6. Online printing companies for business cards, brochures, postcards, invitations and other promotional items. VistaPrint and Got Print for reasonable rates for custom work. 7. How to make good backgrounds in pictures of products Without Using Photoshop. This is good to know for quality photos for both your website and/or store products. 8. If you requested a Counter for your website you can view information about your customers and how they spend time on your website, where they are from and what kind of system they are using. Stat Counter. 9. Signup Genius A FREE online software tool for volunteer management and event planning. Enter the dates and times for which you need people to sign-up to manage schedules for schools, sports leagues, holidays etc… 10. View all of my videos on YouTube see other projects I can assist you with. 11. Order Free Shipping supplies online from USPS. Boxes, tape, labels and more. 12. Calculate postage with USPS online. Figure the cost of a package before it is sent to inform your customers of shipping rates or to apply it to your store shipping options.   I do not endorse links, because online content can be edited without my knowledge. Thank you. Free Advertising Online 1. Read how to advertise locally for free on the Internet. Here’s my favorite local links to advertise for free.  Okoboji Classifieds, Explore Okokboji, CraigsList, KeloLand Classifieds, Oodle.com, Minnesota Super Ads, Classifieds.com  Do a Google search to find more in your area. 2. If you aren't advertising online yet, or are looking for new avenues to pursue, read this... 7 best places you can market your small business online. 3. There are many ways to take advantage of the internet and gain free advertising for your business. 20 Free Ways to Advertise Your Website. 4. The internet is a virtual bonanza of potential customers and clients if you know how to advertise your business. 11 cheap (or free) advertising methods to grow your business. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) 1. Google Rankings. How long does it take to Rank on Google?  2. How To Rank Higher In Google - This technique really works and is worth it! 3. 101 simple tips to increase your website traffic. 4. Why you Don’t Need To Submit Your Website To Search Engines - Article one & two. 5. The phrase “Search Engine Optimization” often scares small business owners who can’t afford a large budget (if any) for online marketing. 10 No-Cost DIY SEO Tactics for Startups 6. I recommend implementing some do it yourself search engine optimization. Do it Yourself Search Engine Optimization. Four ways to Advertise on Facebook. 1. Facebook Ads: (Not free) You choose the audiences that see it by location, age, interests and more. This makes your ads more relevant to people who see them. 2. Facebook Swap Groups: I get very good results using Facebook Swap Groups. To find a swap group in your area do a Facebook search for “Your town / county / state swap” Make sure to check each groups rules, as some do not allow business postings. 3. Fan Page: This is a must have, but truthfully I find that Facebook doesn’t show your posts to very many unless you pay for a post upgrade. Get a Fan Page Here. 4. Personal page status updates: Many people like to support local businesses or buy from someone they trust. Why not promote yourself every once in awhile. I do not endorse links because online content can be edited without my knowledge. Thank you.
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YOUR DESIGNS ONLINE