Net Neutrality and You

Net Neutrality and You

When I first began helping small businesses succeed online almost 20 years ago, the most exciting part about the Web was it equaled the playing field. As the years passed that is no longer the case. We have to be more creative, more passionate, more flexible -- and more involved when we can to let our voice be heard. Thanks to the FCC, we may have another obstacle to hurdle if we don't … [Read more...]

Whoo-Hoo! SEO *is* Dead!

Whoo-hoo! SEO *is* Dead!

Having been online from the start building successful Websites for almost 2 decades, the biggest PIA of the whole experience has been SEO. Many site owners resisted embracing the hard work of marketing their sites -- they had the "build it and they will come" mentality. Back in the day, Search Engine Optimization was something those of us who created plain ole HTML sites naturally considered … [Read more...]

Edison Would Have Loved the Internet (and WordPress!)

Thomas Edison would LOVE

Why does technology have to be so difficult? I guess that's subjective. To me, technology is a challenge -- yes, but not difficult. This gig has now been around for over two decades now. You are literally participating in evolving history here. Things won't stay the same and as a matter of fact the online business arena is still evolving at an exhilarating (frightening for some) rate. … [Read more...]

After 19 Years, What’s Still My #1 Piece of Advice?

Partners You Can Trust

I talk to all kinds of current and new Netrepreneurs every week. Very often they want to get to the bottom line -- what is the easiest way to profit online -- simple non-complicated advice, please. "I want to make money!" All too often fear they fear making the important decisions to the point where they become paralyzed to move forward. Online moves faster than the speed of light folks … [Read more...]

10 WordPress Website New Year’s Resolutions

Happy 2014

At this time every year we review our business status and methodologies and come up with resolutions to try to improve our success and profitability in the year ahead.  Considering online is more fluid than ever before excluding your WordPress Website from this important effort would be a serious oversight, right? That's why I've created this article for you so that you have the basics to … [Read more...]

“Time to Nut Up or Shut Up!”

Are you a WordPress Zombie?

It's Halloween week....Let's brush off the cobwebs and revive some classics!"Oh, America. I wish I could tell you that this was still America, but I've come to realize that you can't have a country without people. And there are no people here. No, my friends. This is now the United States of Zombieland." This is the opening dialog for the movie Zombieland. What does this have to do with … [Read more...]

How To Self-Publish Your Book

APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur--How to Publish a Book

Many would-be authors would love to know how to get their book published. Chasing agents and literary houses really is an effort in futility for most. I've been through the process and can tell you from experience it isn't for the weak of heart. Now with self-publishing becoming an easier and respected way to get your book published, why wouldn't you go for it? You know self-publishing is … [Read more...]

Is Your WordPress Site a Potemkin Village?

WordPress Premium Themes

What the heck is a Potemkin Village you say? Potemkin village \puh-TEM(P)-kin\, noun: An impressive facade or display that hides an undesirable fact or state; a false front. With all the quality Premium WordPress Themes available it is relatively easy and inexpensive, compared to a custom design built from scratch, to have a polished and professional WordPress presentation online. … [Read more...]