Using WordPress to Build a Website

Do you own a business? Well, it’s about time that you had a website to showcase and advertise what you do and how well you do it. When it comes to building a website, there are several options. Some of the work won’t be easy. There’s a learning curve. For the smallest learning curve and also fun during the process, we suggest building your website using WordPress.

What Is WordPress?

For those who don’t know, WordPress is open source software that can be used to start a blog (WordPress.com) or a self-hosted website or blog (WordPress.org). We’ll be speaking about the latter today. While there is some coding knowledge required, it can all be learned as you set up the website.

Tips For Small Business Owners: How To Improve Your Mood

Many people suffer from depression and low moods. It’s often hard to overcome, but remember that change takes time. When trying to take control of your feelings, remember to be patient. Listed below are some tips you can use to try to lift your feelings of depression.

1. Stay in touch. Don’t withdraw from your life and your loved ones. When talking to others, it has been proven that it can improve your mood. Talk to the people you care about the most. Let them know how you feel because they may be the biggest key in you getting the healing that you need.

How To Stay Focused During Major Media Events

Anytime there is a major news story happening, it can be difficult to focus on business. School shootings, police brutality, and natural disasters tend to flood our timelines with negativity. This can make it hard to stay focused on growing your business. Here are some tricks to help you stay focused on your goals and not get sucked into reading story after story after story about something that will keep you wanting to hide under your covers for the rest of the day.

1. Step Away From The Internet

Spotlight On Uscreen’s Featured Client-Total Immersion

Disclosure: The blogger was compensated with cash for this post.

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When video is your primary content, it is tough to know what format to use to deliver your content to your customers. You have so many choices. Uscreen makes it easy for you to distribute your videos to your customers. I had the chance to catch up with a Uscreen client, Total Immersion to chat with them about their experience with Uscreen. Read what this customer has to say.

Me: Tell me about yourself. What exactly do you do?

List Building Roundup 4 Posts To Help You Grow Your Email List: Tuesday Tutorial

I had a member in my Facebook group ask me if I had any posts about list building. I decided to create a linkup post with posts from around the web about list building. Enjoy.

  1.  25 Simple Ways To Grow Your Email List-Hubspot
    You are sure to find some things you can implement right away in this list.
  2. 41 Tips That Put Over 10,000 Email Subscribers On My List-BlogTyrant
    This one caught my attention because of the number of subscribers that were added.
  3. 14 List Building Hacks To Grow Your Email Database Fast– ConversionXL
    This list gives you plenty of things you can implement right away to help grow your email list.

My thoughts about the late, great Prince.

Okay I know it took me a while to get this post up. I wasn’t really sure what to say. So today I just sat down at the keyboard and I’m just going to post what comes into my brain. What can I say about Prince that hasn’t already been said? I don’t know. I do know that his music was an integral part of my childhood. My mom’s best friend’s daughter is a HUMONGOUS Prince fan. When would go to her house she would either be playing him, Madonna, or Janet, but mostly Prince. My parents were very strict so I would never be able to buy his stuff growing up. They’d have had a fit. But thanks to my friend Seveene, I always had somewhere to go to listen to his stuff. As the years went by, I always seemed to run into a Prince fanatic along the way. When I went off to college, it was my roommate. Before that it was a lady I went to church with. One thing I can say about his music was that it always made you FEEL something. Most of today’s music is missing that.

Stuck on what to write about? Use content curation to come up with your blog posts.

It happens to all of us at least once. Sometimes we get stuck with knowing what to write about on our blogs. I know it happens to me quite a bit. So what can you do? Use your fellow bloggers to assist you. No, I don’t mean steal their posts and call it your own. That’s just wrong. Instead you could write a post linking to blog posts about a certain topics. This blog post is about content curation, so I’ll be linking to a bunch of posts about that topic that will tell you more. I didn’t have any particular requirements for inclusion in this list. I just picked posts with titles that caught my attention. Enjoy.

Search Engine Optimization Tips For Beginners [Tutorial Tuesdays]

Hello. It’s time for Tutorial Tuesday. In this post, I decided to put together a compilation of YouTube Videos all about SEO. These are tips for people who are brand new to the world of Search Engine Optimization. Enjoy.

SEO For Beginners Tutorial 1-What Is Search Engine Optimization

SEO For Beginners 2016-How To Rank High In Google

SEO CRAZY! Title Tags, H1s STILL Matter! Latest Google Secrets

SEO Content 2016 Tutorial – How To Create And Optimize Content – Search Engine Optimization

Tell Me About It Thursday: What’s New At Sass N Frass

It’s been a while since I told you guys something new about Sass N Frass (the boutique I’m a direct sales rep for). Today I’m going to share with you some new items that are on free shipping. These items are available while supplies last. Don’t forget to click on Flash Sales to check out some of the flash sale items. Go to http://www.learnsmallbusiness.sassdt (aff link) today to check out these items and more.

Here are the items that are currently on free shipping.
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Tutorial Tuesday: Getting Your First Writing Client and Then Some

Today’s tutorial is all about how to get your first writing client. Enjoy.

Your first client may be your most important one. They may also be the toughest client to get. As a freelance writer, clients want to see that you have experience. However, if you’re new to freelancing then you may not have any experience to share. It’s a frustrating circle.

The good news is that there are several ways to gain your first client and that valuable experience that you need. Let’s talk about how to get your first clients and then help you step things up and gather even more valuable clients for your business.