25+ Stock Image Websites for FREE Photos

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Great images matter! Even more so, using images that you have the rights/permissions to use matter! Stock photo corporations now use technology to scan websites for illegally used images, and you do not want to be one to receive their correspondence once they find you. Just because you found it on Google, does not mean...

How To Get Instagram To Work The Best For Your Business?

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Instagram is one of those Social Media platforms that many business owners are still trying to get their head around. Are you one of them? Here is a quick "How-To" and "What-To" for using Instagram in your business. 3 reasons Instagram works for business marketing: Instagram is owned by Facebook so now the two work together...

Christmas Card Marketing – does it matter?

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It is November and the fist batch of fruit mince pies have hit the store shelves. We are entering in to THE SEASON! It is around this time that thoughts of Christmas marketing SHOULD start to cross our minds. Business Christmas Cards are one form of marketing that may have lessened in popularity since the rise...

How Website Maintenance Affects Your Business

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I had some fantastic feedback from our email last month about your Business’ Judgement Day. Yes it really was a true story! You can read it again here if you missed it (it was during the holidays after all).

There were 2 questions that were commonly asked by many of you…

“How does website maintenance, or lack of it, really affect my business?”
AND
“What am I actually getting for my money each month?”
Good questions from great people. Here is what you need to know!…

Is Your Business Mobile Friendly?

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What is a "Mobile Friendly" website? A "mobile friendly" (or mobile responsive) website is one that correctly displays the content of a website on small screens. The site adapts to whatever size screen it's being displayed on. Regardless of what device a visitor is using to access your site, they'll see all of the content you...

Why do I receive spam emails from my own address?

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When you are receiving emails from your own account, there are 2 possibilities at play: Your email account has been hacked and used to send spam Your email address has been spoofed To find out which is the likely event, log in to your hosting control panel (or your email account's webmail) and check to see if any...

Put to Pulp Procrastinating with a Pomodoro

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Are you losing control of your day due to procrastination? Are small interruptions like phone calls, Skype, e-mails and the fridge getting in the way of completing those tasks that absolutely must get finished? And let's not even start on the granddaddy of all interruptions - Facebook! Time has become my worst enemy. Each...

How to track your online marketing activities

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Assuming you are already set up with some form of analytics on your website, the following will guide you through how you can track your online marketing activities that take place outside of your website domain - in blog articles, forum comments, social media, emails etc. The steps outlined below relate specifically to Google...

The Morning’s Washing

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Do you ever get to work and then “it” strikes….eek, “Did I turn the iron off?” or “Ah, I forgot to hang the clothes out!” or (in my case) “Did I bring the cat tray inside?” My working day typically starts around 9.00. Yesterday ‘it’ hit at 11.00 and I realised I hadn’t hung the...

eBooks and Digital Publishing – saving on many levels

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The term ebook is short for “electronic book”. It is read digitally on a computer. Ebooks are increasingly growing in popularity. They are easy and cheap to produce and distribute. They can include video, audio, hyperlinks and animation as well as text and print. A small business can use ebooks to help boost sales and...