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The 15 Best WordPress Plugins for Increasing Social Media Shares

Social media has become all-encompassing. Want to read the news? Check Facebook or Twitter. Need some entertainment? There’s always YouTube. Craving inspiration? Go on Pinterest or Instagram. Social media is incredibly important to our everyday personal lives. For marketers, it’s important to their everyday professional lives, too. With social media marketing, the end goal is to use platforms like Facebook …

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11 Steps to Choosing Your Most Profitable Niche

When you’re looking to create a niche site, finding a profitable niche is one of the most important steps to reaching your goals. When it comes to monetization of your site, having one specific niche is extremely important, and can make the difference between success and failure for your niche blog. Obviously, choosing a profitable niche is an important decision. …

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Wix or WordPress: Best Platform for Startup Blogs

As a startup, you’re working hard to build your brand. You know that brand awareness starts with a good blog. This is your chance to share information about your company, point out the products and services you sell, and establish yourself as an expert in your field. The failure rate of startups is high, though. You have to be careful …

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Squarespace vs WordPress: Which is a blogger’s dream platform?

It’s now 2017, and technology has turned the world of communication on its head in a matter of two quick decades. If you’re reading this, you probably have a functioning mind and, thus, thoughts and ideas that someone would find helpful, interesting, funny, or entertaining. Enter stage left: the blog. Successful blogs come in all shapes and sizes, of course. …

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Wix or WordPress? Best platforms for Ecommerce

Ecommerce is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to earn money from home.  The online market is booming, and ecommerce sales are showing evidence of unprecedented growth. So you’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon. You’ve trudged through the many steps to starting an ecommerce business, and all of your ideas are in place. However, if you’re finally …

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X Theme: An unbiased, in-depth review

Last year, I came across the X Theme by Themeco, which is the #1 selling WordPress theme on Themeforest.  I have had terrible luck in the past buying one-off themes because the designers often dump a theme to make some sales, but do little in the way of support.  Not surprisingly, I was gun shy.  Although the theme looked impressive, …

An Honest Review of iPage Hosting

Let me put it simply: Do not even consider hosting your website with iPage.  The experience that I have had with iPage was horrendous.  Trust me, there are much better hosting plans available for only a tiny bit more money. The problems with iPage The site that I ran on iPage was incredibly slow.  I thought it may be an optimization issue, …

How to Remove a Category from Showing Up On Your Home Page

There are two ways to remove a category from showing up on your WordPress Theme’s Home Page: (1) You could dive into your theme’s functions.php file, or (2) You could install a really simple free plugin that will do this for you. Method #1: Functions.php This is not terribly difficult to do, but will require some very basic knowledge of working …

4 Beginner Tips for Setting Up WordPress

There are an abundance of simple “How to set up wordpress” tutorials online, so I’ll spare you those details. What I want to teach here are the little-known secrets that can set up your Wordpress site for massive success. Tip #4: Set up permalinks before anything else Your wordpress site creates a link structure that is vital to your website’s success. Suppose you …

Why I Dumped Storm on Demand for Hosting

With the number of website hosting companies springing up all the time, one would think it would be simple to find one that takes care of its customers. Well, I found one, but I went through a horrible experience to realize it. I put my largest website on Storm On Demand servers after the company was recommended by Pat Flynn. …