This Expert Guide to Building a Professional-Quality WordPress Site Is Just $30

Learn how to use WordPress to its fullest potential with help from a best-selling instructor. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! June 28, 2020 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. The Internet is rife with opportunities for entrepreneurs, so long as you know how to take seize them. Whether you’re looking to build your brand through a website, increase content marketing efforts, make it easier for customers to buy your products, or practically anything else, the digital age makes life easier on small businesses. However, between hiring web designers and hosting fees, it can also be expensive to build a web presence for your business. Why not learn […]

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Quickstart Guide on How to Develop WordPress Themes

Developing a WordPress theme is surprisingly easy to do. Many people have the impression that theme building is a heavily technical process that requires experience with web development. You’ll be happy to know that isn’t actually the case.  WordPress is an amazingly flexible platform. Usually, that means things need a lot of tweaking to work properly. While that may be true in advanced cases of speed optimization, it isn’t the case with WordPress themes.  Related blog posts and resources: Just as it’s easy to change themes on a smartphone or a computer, WordPress themes function the same way. So, if you ever felt inclined to make your own theme in Windows, the process is not that far off for WordPress.  Why Make Your Own Theme You might be wondering why you’d want to make your own theme when there are so many available. You’d be right to think that, as […]

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Which platform offers more value to design agencies?

If you’re just setting up your web design agency, you have to make the difficult choice about which platform to work on. It’s relatively easy to switch platforms at the beginning, but once you’ve set up all your workflows and permissions and invested time creating custom templates and themes, moving to a different platform isn’t so simple. There are a lot of features to consider when you’re picking a web design platform, including collaboration and multi-site management tools, the range of themes available, and SEO power. You might also want bonus features like white-label options and built-in site performance optimization. Related blog posts and resources: You can’t ignore WordPress, as it’s one of the biggest names in web platforms. It’s the CMS of choice for 33.9% of all the world’s websites, including big names like New York Post, TED and Airstream. But Duda gives WordPress a run for its money. […]

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Essential Business Benefits of Responsive Web Design

The backbone of any good website is solid web hosting. It doesn’t matter if you have a blog, a forum, a social network, an online store, a SaaS offering or anything else. If the web hosting isn’t up to snuff, nothing else is going to matter because visitors won’t be able to access the site in a fast and reliable manner. At the same time, it’s not just about choosing a great hosting provider, it’s also a matter of making sure your site loads fast and that your host has the necessary tools, servers and hosting capabilities in place at all times to make sure your site is running at peak performance. This is why it is important to exercise some care in selecting the right web hosting provider for your websites. And the overwhelming majority of website owners will and should gravitate toward shared web hosting until specific needs […]

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How to Create a WordPress Membership Site: 4 Tips

Back in the day, we considered things like our Blockbuster subscriptions something special. It felt good to know that we are part of a group and if you were a premium member you could get exclusives like bags of popcorn with your movie rentals, or generally extended rentals. This business model has rapidly shifted to the online universe and more businesses are opting to make a membership based website. If you are thinking about creating a membership themed website you’re likely slightly overwhelmed due to the countless options, especially when using a freeform development platform like WordPress. According to a survey by W3Tech, WordPress websites make up 30 percent of the web, so this is going to be a likely choice for your membership site. You’re in luck. We are here to help you sift through the information and develop a plan of actions. The tips listed in this piece […]

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How to Create a WordPress Membership Site: 4 Tips

Back in the day, we considered things like our Blockbuster subscriptions something special. It felt good to know that we are part of a group and if you were a premium member you could get exclusives like bags of popcorn with your movie rentals, or generally extended rentals. This business model has rapidly shifted to the online universe and more businesses are opting to make a membership based website. If you are thinking about creating a membership themed website you’re likely slightly overwhelmed due to the countless options, especially when using a freeform development platform like WordPress. According to a survey by W3Tech, WordPress websites make up 30 percent of the web, so this is going to be a likely choice for your membership site. You’re in luck. We are here to help you sift through the information and develop a plan of actions. The tips listed in this piece […]

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Factors to Look for When Choosing the Best WordPress Hosting Plan

Creating an online business starts with having a plan. You have to know what you’re trying to achieve, or your purpose, before you can start to make an impact online. Whenever I start an online business, I’ll focus on a niche, explore my passion, choose a domain, and then search for hosting. The other factors are pretty simple to figure out, but the hosting, you need to be careful about. You have so many companies to choose from all providing different options. For example, you’ll find hosting companies with different: Pricing Advertising credits Storage Bandwidth Memory Applications FTP accounts Email options And many more Keep in mind, some hosting providers will give more options than others, which is why you should be very selective when making your choice. I often get asked this question: What options are MOST important when choosing a hosting plan for your business? From my experience […]

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Is Creating Online Tools Better Than Writing Content?

There are so many ways to make money online, however, you have to figure out what you’re passionate about first. Personally, I love blogging so I have set up 4-5 personal blogs to help people with blogging, mental awareness, and more. The funny thing is, I know people in my niche who have done the same thing, but continued to make a better living through selling SEO tools. I must admit that this is really a lucrative business if you implement the strategies the right way. In recent years, this business has grown bigger, and much of this has to do with the expansion of the Internet. For example, People are able to set up blogs quickly, and with very little investment. This means they require tools to help them build their online profiles through social media, keyword research, and writing content. There are even tools to help you find […]

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3 SEO Tips to Drive More Traffic in 2019

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is one of the most essential parts of your digital marketing strategy. It’s how websites and pages get ranked on Google and other search engines and greatly affects one’s visibility, engagement, and conversions. SEO makes it easier for search engines to find the best content, bring in organic traffic, and match consumers with their appropriate business. Without it, it would be nearly impossible to get your stellar content noticed — even if it is the best. But times are changing, and with that, so are SEO trends. As Google continues to revise its algorithms, the structure for how to rank higher and boost visibility changes. It’s essential to keep up to generate more leads and bring in conversions. Here are three tips to drive more traffic to your content in 2019. 1. Optimize your site performance You want to make sure that when someone clicks […]

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Get Huge Results with These Cool Blog Changes

Let’s assume your team has collaborated together to deliver interesting content for your audience. Everybody on your team is convinced that this article should result in a strong marketing campaign, and the expectation is huge hoping it will go viral building momentum. So, what is the key in making it go viral? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. To leverage a successful content marketing campaign, it requires your team to market beyond your internal resources. The question then becomes – how do you make people want to read your article, and how do you get it in front of the right type of people. For example, if you are writing content about social media, it’s important you find an audience which will find it valuable. Here are a few things you should consider to get this done. Your feedback and opinion will be greatly appreacited. Let’s get started. Tactic 1 – […]

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How To Do Content Marketing with SEO for More Qualified Search Traffic

No matter how you approach content marketing it’s important you combine it with the right SEO approach. Content is NO good unless you have the right elements embedded within your post like keywords, bold text, italic text, etc. However, we are lucky we live in a time where you can find all this information very quickly so you can start implementing the strategy right away. Much of what I’ve learned has been from studying those before me, especially, those who have built a reputation over the years to be influential within my niche. They continue to provide awesome ways to incorporate content marketing, and SEO together. Next, Google has been making major changes in the way they rank content so it’s important you stay on top of things. For example, content marketing is NO good unless you have the right SEO elements within your post. This means you have to […]

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How To Create Audience Loyalty By Blogging

A loyal audience is very important when blogging because this can translate into some serious conversions. For example, with a loyal audience you’ll have a guarantee that you’ll keep growing as a blog within your niche. I’ll admit it can be hard to build loyalty, however once you have, it can go a long way. The problem I’ve noticed over the years is that many people don’t put enough emphasis on building their brand, and taking care of their customers. This means in the long run they have a higher chance of losing their readers to competition. The good news is we know a lot about reader loyalty because we can learn from those before us. For example, some of the best lessons I’ve learned come from authority bloggers I have networked with throughout the years. Over the years I have learned this can be split into “4” areas: Research […]

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How To Increase Your Blogs Domain Authority

Domain authority is very important when building an online business especially when you want to generate organic traffic. For those of you NOT aware “domain authority” refers to the entire value of your domain as established over the years looking at such elements like size, age and link building patterns. It’s hard to manipulate simply because you are looking at so many factors which all have been combined, and make sense at the same time. I’m surprised at the amount of bloggers who don’t pay close attention to domain authority, and suffer in the long run. A high domain authority is a cool way to increase your worth quickly within the search engines increasing your organic traffic. Today, we’ll be exploring domain authority, and what I’ve learned over the years regarding the importance it plays. I’ll like to discuss some practical ways to increase your authority so you start increasing […]

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How Long Should Your Blog Post Be?

I’ve always been asked this question about content length, and have heard many different points of view as they apply to this topic. I’ve been lucky over the years to be able to network with some of the top bloggers within my niche so I can drill them about this very question. I have learned a lot, and would like to provide some feedback about what is the right length for your content. There are many things you have to consider when writing content, and you don’t want to limited yourself because you have a certain word count in mind. For example, many times I would miss out on adding value because I would be too overwhelmed in reducing content length. Here’s the honest truth, Your content should be as long as it has to in order to get your point across. When you have finished writing, ask yourself this […]

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Your Blog is Failing

Blogging is a tough business, and many others have set a standard of what quality truly is so have excelled in the business. Blogging is tough because unlike several years ago, you have to put an emphasis on specific things which didn’t matter before. For example, there is huge importance put on value, layout, marketing, and even proper link building. I forgot to mention, it’s important you always do your research before getting started because if you don’t then you’ll be focused about the direction you should be heading in. However, you also have many resources available to you which will guide you on track, and this is where you’ll benefit where others have failed. You have to know how to utilize what’s available so you create something very special for your readers. I’ll be discussing this in another blog post, but today let’s look at “blogging mistakes”, and why […]

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Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Blog 150%

No one can underestimate the power of marketing when done correctly, and it’s essential you have a solid marketing strategy always in place. “Marketing” is the continuous engagement of current or even potential customers until they become loyal customers. In the end, I believe the ones which can market their products or service strategically will enjoy higher ROI compared to their competition. However, it’s important to note something… It’s all about the testing what works so you can optimize your marketing going forward. For example, the title of this article is “marketing strategies” which means incorporating those strategies that give you a huge ROI so you meet your bottom line. I can’t believe the amount of people who waste time on strategies which produce no results going forward. It’s amazing because they waste both time, and money which would have been used somewhere else to produce results. Today, I’m going […]

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Avoid These Top Internet Marketing Blunders

Internet marketing is a very fragile business because it’s very competitive, and takes a lot of patience. However, there are cool ways you can improve your marketing by researching your niche, and applying the strategies you learn at the same time. Over the years, whenever I start a blog, I’ll always research my niche and the top bloggers in my market to learn what I can from them. Since they have been in the business longer it helps me avoid the mistakes they have made along the way. Avoiding these mistakes will help me grow faster, and build my brand quickly. Next, We have so many cool ways to market our blog which were NOT available before. For example, we have social media which will excel the rate of blog growth 10 fold. The top social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ have enormous niche relevant visitors which can […]

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Lessons Learned After 3 Years of Content Marketing

Content marketing is a MUST for every blogger, and if you have read any of my previous posts, you’ll understand the importance I put on this strategy. Through content marketing, you are able to reach an audience that otherwise would be impossible. Google has also emphasized the importance of high quality content because it enhances the user experience. With that said, it’s important that you write content that is in-depth, provides value, provides a solution to a common problem, and is sharable. Why sharable? Social media is increasing the rate at which content is found and discovered. This means the more value you provide, the higher chance of achieving conversions later on. Next, Content marketing can be used to generate enormous sales, especially if you have a blog that relies on conversions. Many blog simply as a past time, but others do it as a means of survival. For example, […]

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The Right Questions to Ask When Hiring A SEO Company

Being a full time blogger can be very time consuming, which is why I like to outsource my SEO. This is not always the case, only when I have a full schedule ahead. Over the years, I have learned a lot about outsourcing, and what to look for when choosing the right company to take care of your organic work. These days, with so many updates, Google now targets poor quality links, content, and private blog networks, ultimately banning sites that don’t meet the quality threshold. In short, you have to be very careful when selecting SEO companies in the future, making sure they do a solid job on your blog. Today, I’d like to go over a few things to look for when hiring an SEO company. I’ll also explore how asking the right questions can help you select a reputable company. I believe with content marketers getting so […]

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5 Best WordPress Survey Plugins for your Blog

When running a website, it’s important to know what your audience thinks. But how can you do this in a way that’s engaging and interactive? For WordPress users, the perfect solution is a survey plugin. Unlike a poll, a survey allows you to answer questions in different formats, such as images and star ratings. It’s a personal way to interact with your audience. What Are the Benefits of a Survey Plugin? Surveys are the perfect way to find out what interests your audience. You can use the data from surveys to create content tailored to their specific needs. A quality survey plugin will be easy to use, provide readily accessible results, and allow you to share and export those results in different formats. If you’re looking to engage further with your audience, here are the 5 best WordPress survey plugins you can use. 1. WPForms With an already engaging, popular […]

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