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GDPR – What You Need to Know and DO!

GDPR – What You Need to Know and DO!

GDPR stands for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation.  It was adopted in early 2017 and the compliance deadline is May 28, 2018.  This law is a revamp to the existing data protection practices.  While it seems completely overwhelming, it’s premise...

Are You Collecting Testimonials?

Are You Collecting Testimonials?

Do you have testimonials on your website? Are they updated? Testimonials are one of those super simple things that create credibility and credibility allows you to build your brand. When a potential client comes to your site, they are evaluating you and trying to find...

Create an Opt-In Banner the Easy Way with a Mailerlite Form

Create an Opt-In Banner the Easy Way with a Mailerlite Form

I’ve found that many people are using Mailchimp because you can use it for free up to 2000 subscribers. Yet, Mailchimp offers very few formatting options for free. My favorite email marketing tool is Mailerlite. You can use it for free for up to 1000 subscribers and...

What You Should Know when Selecting an Online Scheduling Tool

What You Should Know when Selecting an Online Scheduling Tool

There are quite a few online scheduling tools available today. Many of them have similar features, while others are lacking key features. I love researching tools and figuring out which tool has the best features. Requirements for Online Scheduling Tool Selection Here...

How I Used Cloudflare With a Site Under Attack

How I Used Cloudflare With a Site Under Attack

Recently I started receiving Sucuri notices on one of my WordPress sites, sheilafranzen.com, that it was being attacked.  The notices indicated that there were attempted logins under the name of admin and the user name that I use 100’s of times from IP addresses...

Save Time & Clear Inbox Clutter with Unroll.Me

Save Time & Clear Inbox Clutter with Unroll.Me

This is definitely my new favorite tool! I remember looking at it several months ago and it just didn’t make sense to me. Someone else recently recommended it again, so I thought I should dig in and find out what it was and how it worked. Unroll.Me is saving me time...

The 2nd Most Important Thing to do in WordPress… Secure Your Site!

The 2nd Most Important Thing to do in WordPress… Secure Your Site!

I experienced a brute force attack against my site that forced my hosting company to shut down my site and I had Wordfence installed!  I spent 2 days learning that without real time protection on your site, it doesn’t matter what security plugins you have.  When there...

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

I read this book back in 2010 and I still think about it on a regular basis when it comes to simplying complex tasks or making something in my written communication clear. I have always been one to love checklists! Then again, I AM a project manger! Talk about a...

How to use Asana Project Boards to Plan Yearly Goals

How to use Asana Project Boards to Plan Yearly Goals

Asana has a feature called Asana Project Boards.  They have evolved from the concept around the Agile software world where sticky notes are used to plan the work that needs to be done.  I love using this feature of Asana to plan yearly goals. First, Why goals? Well,...

Predict Your Annual Income with a Spreadsheet!

Predict Your Annual Income with a Spreadsheet!

Did you know that you could predict your annual income with a spreadsheet? Spreadsheets are awesome! I remember a long time ago when I discovered the power of spreadsheets and realized what they could do. Entrepreneurs often have unpredictable income, which could...

The Most Important Thing to Do in WordPress: Backup Your Site!

The Most Important Thing to Do in WordPress: Backup Your Site!

The most important thing you need to do if you have a Wordpress site is back it up!  While most hosting providers are backing up their servers, they aren’t necessarily creating backups that make it easy for you to restore a backup.  Strange things happen in technology...

Your Child Has a Phone, Now What? Keep them Safe!

Your Child Has a Phone, Now What? Keep them Safe!

It seems that everywhere you look today, kids have phones.   You must take action to keep them safe.   In fact, 76% of teens surveyed have a phone!  Have you finally given in and procured a phone for your child?  If not, the time will come and you will need this...

Weebly Promote vs Mailchimp or Mailerlite

Weebly Promote vs Mailchimp or Mailerlite

Weebly has not yet allowed integration with Zapier or automate.io and it seems they have built their own email marketing tool called Promote to compete with the other email marketing services.  Previously, I compared over 40 email marketing services and made...

iPhone Contacts – Where are They and Why You Should Care

iPhone Contacts – Where are They and Why You Should Care

With multiple email accounts, we can often end up with multiple places our contacts gets stored, which can be very confusing, especially if you have to switch devices.  In the early phone days, contacts for your phone were on your phone.  Contacts for email were in...

How to Add Facebook Events to Google or iPhone Calendar

How to Add Facebook Events to Google or iPhone Calendar

I've recently become very active in several Facebook groups that have quite a few events.  I was frustrated trying to figure out which events would work with my calendar based on the dates and times.  Frustration always activates the researcher in me! There used to be...

How to Change Your Name with Yahoo Email Addresses

How to Change Your Name with Yahoo Email Addresses

Your name is your email address and now you have changed your name!  I hate when that happens!  Yet, it does happen and this post is for a dear friend with some options for you.  🙂 Option 1 - Use an Alias Using an alias allows you to give the alias out to people as...

The Best Email Marketing Services for Small Business

The Best Email Marketing Services for Small Business

How do you find the best email marketing service for your business when you don’t want to spend $100 month?  I wanted to know!  Over the years, I had helped clients setup and use MailChimp, Constant Contact, aWeber and Mad Mimi.  Before I started collecting emails for...

Improve Your Search Ranking with Yoast SEO

Improve Your Search Ranking with Yoast SEO

Improve Your Search Ranking with Yoast SEO I have been dong a lot of reading on SEO and attending Webinars. One of the most powerful ways to improve your search ranking is to have really good page descriptions and page titles. Previously I had used All in One SEO,...

How to Setup & Give Access to Google Analytics

How to Setup & Give Access to Google Analytics

How to Setup & Give Access to Google Analytics One of the great ways to monitor traffic to your site and allow me to help you with your SEO needs is to setup tracking on Google Analytics.  The instructions below will allow you to setup your site in Google...

How to Select a Conference Call Provider

How to Select a Conference Call Provider

How to Select a Conference Call Provider I recently completed a comparison of conference call providers for a project.  I looked at 5 that had minimal pricing or free pricing.  After reviewing, I was sold on FreeConferenceCall.com.  They really have an impressive...

How to Create A Graphical Resume

How to Create A Graphical Resume

Creating a Graphical Resume Recently, I've been looking for new opportunities in Project Management.  As I was continuing to submit my resume to potential opportunities, I started to think about how my resume looked like everyone else's resume and wondered how...

Protect Your Content with Google Authorship

Protect Your Content with Google Authorship

Protect Your Content with Google Authorship I continue to be amazed at the amount of information that is available and yet confusing around what to do to improve SEO rankings.  I've been working diligently to increase ranking for a site that I've built.  We have made...