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Should you learn Photoshop?

Should you learn Photoshop?

So, you wondering whether or not you should take the time and effort to learn how to use Photoshop. There are many things to consider. Is the time spent learning worth the result of having the skill? Is it even worth doing this work yourself? As a graphic designer, I...

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Should you hire a professional Graphic Designer?

Should you hire a professional Graphic Designer?

So you want to improve your brand, design some social media images or work on some of your marketing material? You think you can do it yourself, but you're unsure. You wonder if you should hire a graphic designer instead of working on it yourself. It's a tough choice...

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How I got over 2.1 Million visitors to my website

How I got over 2.1 Million visitors to my website

It's been 5 years. 5 Years, over 2 million visitors and a hell of a lot of fun (and traffic!). No, I'm not talking about this website, but another one I own which talks about Martial Arts movies. It's had it's up and downs and experienced a lot of publicity in it's...

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How to Promote Old Content (Blogging/YouTube)

How to Promote Old Content (Blogging/YouTube)

So, do you promote your old content for your blog, YouTube or whatever your platform is? You know the pattern: create awesome content, promote it and hope everyone sees it. Then we bank on SEO sending people our way. Job done! Time to move on? Well, yes move on but...

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Why do people say “Content is King?”

Why do people say “Content is King?”

Yeah I know, you here it everywhere: "Content is King!" Why do people say it? It's cliche, it's repetitive, it gets annoying and it's also true. It's not one of the coolest looking kids in the blog/content marketing strategy playground, but it has the most impact. But...

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The Useless Elements of Your Blog You Should Remove

The Useless Elements of Your Blog You Should Remove

"Look at how awesome my website is!!" "There's a slider, a Facebook box, 2 popups, 4 ads, all of these cool flashing buttons, a picture of my dog 'Rex' (my inspiration) and it's probably the best site that ever existed. Seriously." Sounds crazy, right? Well, that's...

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Improving blog design – Blog layout tips for growth!

Improving blog design – Blog layout tips for growth!

So you're working on your blog design and want to make sure you use the best practices to ensure success. You're ready for a change and you want your website to stand out from the crowd. When people land on your website you envision them being taken back a little,...

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Top 8 Highest Value WordPress Theme Bundles (for 2020!)

Top 8 Highest Value WordPress Theme Bundles (for 2020!)

Sometimes it;s tough to get your website right with only one Theme. So why not get a WordPress Theme Bundle? Avoiding a crappy design is vital if you want to escape the 'amateur' or 'cheap' stigma certain websites project.If you want a high quality design with hardly...

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The Top 20+ Tools for Bloggers and Content Creators

The Top 20+ Tools for Bloggers and Content Creators

Blogging, creating content, art, marketing, they're all vast skill sets that take a LOT of work to master, so you need some decent tools to become more efficient. Specifically, WordPress bloggers need to know a lot of different tools to get their website to a...

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The Top 17 Ways to Make Money Monetizing Your Website

The Top 17 Ways to Make Money Monetizing Your Website

Monetizing a website can be difficult at times, people just don't know how to do it. Most people out there are keen to make more money, it's a fact of life. A lot of people see the potential in starting a website, or if they own one already, because they can monetize...

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50+ Places to Promote Your Next Blog Post

50+ Places to Promote Your Next Blog Post

So you've finished writing the most epic, killer blog post of all time. Now to promote it. It's 3000+ words, PACKED with value and it will cause empires to fall, thunder to shoot from the sky and people will bow in reverence! Now, people just have to know it exists so...

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What is Affiliate Marketing and How Does it Work?

What is Affiliate Marketing and How Does it Work?

So you've heard of affiliate marketing, but have no idea what it is. How does work? Affiliate Marketing is an extremely attractive way to make a relatively passive income online by promoting & marketing other peoples products - and earning a commission for each...

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Start an Email Newsletter with ConvertKit

Start an Email Newsletter with ConvertKit

So you've got a blog or website and have decided to take the leap and start an Email Newsletter - and you're considering ConvertKit. Good choice. If you're looking to build trust and turn one website visit into many visits than email marketing is the way to go! It's...

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How to Start a WordPress Website on Hostgator

How to Start a WordPress Website on Hostgator

So you’re starting a website, congratulations! You’re not 100% sure what to do and that’s totally fine.  I’ve put together this quick video walk through (also written below for easy reference) so you can get everything going. Click here to skip past the video....

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How to Analyze Website Traffic with Google Analytics

How to Analyze Website Traffic with Google Analytics

How much traffic does your website get? Do you even know? Well, it's something you should know about if you want to measure the results of your hard work in growing your presence online. Luckily, there's this free tool that does it for you called Google Analytics. In...

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My Approach to making a WordPress Website GDPR Compliant

My Approach to making a WordPress Website GDPR Compliant

Are you GDPR Compliant? Ok, do you know what GDPR is, right? Also, why it's so important for your website to be compliant? Well, GDPR, or 'General Data Protection Regulation' is important to any website that can be visited by people in the European Union - so any of...

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7 Things You Need To Do After Installing WordPress

7 Things You Need To Do After Installing WordPress

So you’ve installed your WordPress site, now you’re ready to start creating content – nice! Before you do though, have you set everything up to maximize your traffic and prevent any future problems from arising? There are a number of things in WordPress that are...

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The Top 7 Project Management Plugins for WordPress

The Top 7 Project Management Plugins for WordPress

Guest Post by Maggie Sawyer The importance of being structured when running a business cannot be stressed on enough. It is a crucial aspect of every business, regardless of its industry. If you were to skip organization you would immediately be faced with a host of...

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How to Allow Your Blog’s Content to Do it’s Job

How to Allow Your Blog’s Content to Do it’s Job

So you've been writing a heap of content lately? You're publishing posts once, twice maybe even 3 times a week and not seeing the results that excite you?  Your content isn't doing it's job. WTF to that! Well, don't be so eager to blame your content (god,...

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18 Examples of Bloggers Who Change People’s Lives

18 Examples of Bloggers Who Change People’s Lives

As you may or may not know, I like to talk about the crazy things you can achieve as an average person with a website. It can change your life and the lives of others in many ways.  But the idea and ability to send your message to hundreds, thousands or possibly...

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17 Ways to Speed up Your WordPress Website (Updated)

17 Ways to Speed up Your WordPress Website (Updated)

You've got 3 seconds. After that, your visitor is more likely to make an exit and go elsewhere. Ouch. People.... impatient?  Is it this stupid age of instant gratification?  A more negative person would say 'YES!', but honestly, most decent websites will load in under...

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How to Use Colors to get More Sales & More Subscribers

How to Use Colors to get More Sales & More Subscribers

Here's my guess, you thought colors were about making things pretty? Well they can be, but why settle when you can use them in such a way that it creates a certain unspoken language within your website's or blog's design.  It can guide people to areas, create a...

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Why Design comes First and Content comes Second

Why Design comes First and Content comes Second

If you're like me, you've read everywhere - 'Content is King'. Focus on fantastic content and everything else will fall into place... ...people will get psyched about your 'to die for' content, share it around and your traffic will grow from there and you'll become...

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Why your business is losing money without a website!

Why your business is losing money without a website!

OK, I hate blanket statements but if you're starting or running a small business you're going to need an online presence in this day and age.  If you manage to keep going without one, you're leaving behind a LOT of potential customers... This whole article will seem...

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How to Allow Your Blog’s Content to Do it’s Job

The Secret to an Awesome Web Design

An awesome design is essential to a respectable website.  You can easily do this yourself by customizing a theme, finding one already designed or even by hiring a professional web designer. But 99% of people screw up their design! How?  Well what makes...

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