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as well as countless tips and tricks for small business owners, freelancers, digital professionals and online entrepreneurs.

How to Make Your Website Look Beautiful When You’re Not a Designer
23 Nov

How to Make Your Website Look Beautiful When You’re Not a Designer
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It might not seem like such a big deal, but the way your website looks matters a lot. In a recent study by Forrester Research, they found that a well designed interface can increase conversion rates on your website by 200%. But designing your own website is hard. Where do you start? Which font should you choose? Which color? Where should the menus go? These — and many other questions — can make you give up before you even get started. In this post, we’ll show you a few strategies...

Managing Your Website After You Launched It
20 Nov

Managing Your Website After You Launched It
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Building your own website can be a fun and exciting challenge that uses a mixture of planning and creativity, and is the start of your journey into the digital landscape of the internet. You may not realize it, but maintaining your website is one of the key activities that is going to keep visitors coming back to it time and again, which will solidify your user base and keep them happy. We have put together a useful checklist that will help you to create an action plan so that you can...

How to Start a WordPress Blog
16 Nov

How to Start a WordPress Blog
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Starting a WordPress blog is a fun way to express yourself and share your thoughts and experiences with your online community, or it could be an effective marketing tool for your business. Whatever your reasons are for wanting to start a blog, all you need to know is that it has never been easier to set up than it is today. This has led to an online explosion of blogs on every topic under the sun. The good thing about it, is that it gives bloggers a way to benchmark their...

7 Reasons Why You Need Domain Privacy Protection
13 Nov

7 Reasons Why You Need Domain Privacy Protection
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Nearly 1.9 billion records containing personal data have been compromised between January 2017 and March 2018. 75% of data breaches occur due to external hackers and data attackers. More importantly, the average cost of a single data breach can be as high as $3.62 million! Given how damaging data breaches can be, you need to take domain privacy protection seriously. What Is Domain Privacy Protection? When you register a domain name, your personal details are saved in a publicly available database called WHOIS. Domain privacy protection is basically an ‘add on’...

CMS comparison: WordPress vs Joomla! vs Drupal
11 Nov

WordPress Vs. Joomla! Vs. Drupal: Which CMS Is the Best for Your Website?
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WordPress, Joomla!, and Drupal — these are three of the most popular tools you can use to build and run your own website. But of the three, which one should you choose — and does it really matter? If you choose the wrong CMS, i.e., one that’s too simple or too complex for you, you’ll get stuck and have a hard time moving your website over to another CMS. That’s because each CMS has its own set of themes and extensions which your website runs, making it incompatible with the others. This makes...

Why You Need Automated Website Backup
7 Nov

Why You Need Automated Website Backup
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Anyone who has a website knows how important it is to ensure that it stays up and running at all times, no matter what. Having a solid backup and restore service is vital to your website and business if you are going to guarantee any level of uptime for your followers and customers, but what elements need backing up? These include things like plugins, customized code, databases, scripts, and so much more. Think of all the time spent editing your media, like photos and videos, or any other content you...