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  • Time management tips that you can use TODAY

    Blog Audio: Read/listen time: 8 minutes If you run a small business, are self employed or work on your own you may be asking yourself: How can I stay productive and make the most out of every day, regardless of my state of mind? Fortunately the answer to your question is pretty straight forward and…

  • 12 Simple Steps to Bulletproof WordPress Backups ( UPDATED )

    Blog Audio: Read/listen time: 22 minutes I think you’ll agree with me when I say: It’s very hard to have 100% confidence in your wordpress backups. To know absolutely that if anything goes wrong, at any time, that your safe. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This guide gives you 12 simple steps…

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  • How grooming your pets can keep your website healthy

    A recent visit to a prospective client, a dog sanctuary, gave me a valuable insight into the hard work that this particular organisation do to look after dogs that need rehoming. The situation this client found themselves in resonated with me because I love pets. I have 2 dogs in the office right now,  Charlie…

  • Your website has gone live. What happens now?

    Fantastic, you have collaborated with your appointed web designer (possibly even us), created your content and your site has gone live and is viewable by the public. What happens now? The next steps will depend on what services you paid your web designer (or another third party) to carry out on your behalf but the…

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    Important – WordPress maintenance frequency

    On the other hand this means that websites which have infrequent updates schedules or where there is no care plan in place remain vulnerable for longer.The longer a website remains without being updated the higher the threat of it being hacked, defaced, damaged or deleted. Whenever we feel there is a sustained change in threat…

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    Social Media “The Good and the Bad”

    Summary This document is not a guide as such, but a discussion about social networking, its obvious benefits and its not so obvious pitfalls. Hopefully this document will assist you in deciding which social media to use for your business or perhaps whether or not to use it at all. So, somehow you missed the…

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    How to Employ a Web Designer

    Summary Finding a good web designer, developer or a competent person to maintain your website can be a difficult task. This guide contains advice which will help reduce the chance of you employing the services of an unreputable company or freelancer who isn’t up to the job. Together we will focus on your goals and…

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    Excerpt #5 – eBook for Estate Agent websites

    So, it’s time for another excerpt from my new FREE eBook for Estate Agents. I have been providing services to estate agents for a number of years now and during that time I learned those elements that successful websites have in common. This eBook gives you an insight into what is required for success. I…

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    Excerpt #4 – eBook for Estate Agent websites

    It’s friday! time for another excerpt from my FREE eBook for Estate Agents. I have been providing services to independent estate agents for some time. Throughout this process I learned those elements that successful websites have in common. This eBook gives you an insight into what is required for success. I am publishing one excerpt…