Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at
These are 2 of the biggest fears lurking within every person that manages a WordPress installation.
1. Sites being hacked
2. Database corruption
Either of these are show stoppers as far as the site is concerned and of course if you did not have a site backup then truly all is indeed lost!
This is where WP Pipeline would have helped to save the day.
Of course if you are managing only one site then its no big deal to each day pay the site a visit and perform the necessary security and backup processes.
However if you have more than one site, its impractical to do these tasks manually which is why currently you may not be doing them, which is a decision that will come back to haunt you should anything go wrong with your site.
I hope you never have that bleak day but with this plugin it would not be a problem. Read the rest of this entry
Monday, May 27th, 2013 at
With just over 30 days until Google pulls the plug on its RSS reader and management service Google Reader, what are your alternatives? I have trawled many popular sites for the answer to this question, took all of their recommendations and analyzed the options they suggested, as you can see in the image above my browser bar is cluttered with the many of the add-ons and extensions from these services. Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at
Firstly, let’s first take a moment to pay our respects to OpenOffice which was once the only alternative to the Microsoft Office suite, unfortunately since it was taken over by Oracle it has been in steady decline.
This is why although in the past it has been my suite of choice, I no longer have it on my system and thus will not be covering it during this review.
So does that mean Office has no competition? Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 at
When we compare an online business to its brick and mortar equivalent there are a couple of easy comparisons to make, each needs an address and a place to do business.
For the much harassed high street business owner this of course comes down to their postal address and the building situated there.
Online we have of course the digital equivalent, your domain which is your address and the web presence found at that address which of course like the high street premises is the place where you welcome potential customers into your world.
Thankfully this digital equivalent is far less expensive to setup and
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at
Do you lack freewill in your business?
This question is not expecting the answer that you may instinctively reply with.
I am not talking about the nature of your boss or the fact that by business design, you are at the center of all that your business creates.
What I am talking about it co-evolution.
This is where seemingly independent organisms are actually bound together through mutual benefit and specialization that ties their fates together.
Okay so you may remember this from childhood biology lessons but what has that got to do with business?
Lets talk article spinning.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at
This is as you are hopefully aware is a review site, primarily focused on solutions that I use both in my business and my life, unlike many other ‘review’ sites that are really just affiliate sites, moneymakerexaminer contains only the products that I use, have used and some that I won’t be doing again.
Yes, many offer affiliate rewards but not all, you’d be surprised just how badly organised some affiliate programs are and of course many are totally free. These are after all the solutions I use Free has a nice sound to it, especially when its a great solution as well.
As we grow as either people or marketers, for some of you like me it maybe both, we discover new lessons to implement and utilize to improve the experiences of those we engage with and of course our own lives.
One key lesson that I am taking on board is the real purpose of marketing.
This is of course the pre-sell and this is an important point to remember when you are writing either reviews or marketing copy.
Why do I mention this?
The point of a review site is to presell not to flog every benefit or feature of the item under consideration to death, you may have felt I was doing this on previous reviews, as I forgot this most important point!
With that in mind lets get back to the subject matter.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at
Editing is an important skill that all marketers and entrepreneurs need to master, whether that is text, video or audio, it is essential that you master the basics of editing.
This is a key point because unless working with media files is your primary function it is not necessary to master the entire functionality of your chosen editing software.
Why do I mention this?
Well the software I use will if you think you need to master it completely scare the pants off you!
Audacity is the free audio editing software of choice for every marketer I know however it has masses of functionality and menus that I have never ventured into because I have no reason to.
So what do I use this software for?
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at
There are of course an infinite number of ways to make money online but there is one that every marketer will likely turn to at some point in their career.
This also has the added benefit of being a place where you can finally secure those precious gifts you offer in exchange for an email address, I am of course talking about membership sites.
I have tried a few WordPress membership scripts with the most popular being Wishlist Member, I actually spent over a year on and off trying to get this to work how I wanted and even a fan of this script admitted it has serious issues.
However I am not here to put down Wishlist Member, even though I no longer use it and have many reasons for this.
Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 at
Why is my site so slow to load?
This is a question I hear from many of my friends, perhaps you have the same issue.
One of the best pieces of advice I received from Chris Farrell was on this very topic and it was in regards to images on your site.
I have talked about this elsewhere but lets recap.
You need to find a source of images that you can use in your marketing legally and cheaply, that would be Stock.Xchng.
Once you have this source you need to manage your files correctly.
Here is how I do this and recommend you do the same
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 at
I am currently on a productivity drive, it all started thanks to Alex Jeffreys and of course Rich Schefren, who recommend oil rig hopping (blog hopping) and working smarter not harder.
The problem with being online is that there is so much you should do and even more you could do. Therefore it is essential that you focus on what is best for your business and not what you feel like doing that morning.
In every sales letter directed to the opportunity seeker is the promise of an easy automated magic button path to success.
Well having talked to many marketers this magic button does exist