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The primary purpose of a business is to make money. More specifically, to maximize profits. That means – keep revenue high and expenses low.
So, before you get lost online worrying about how often you should post on your blog, or how to get more people to “like” your Facebook page, the primary question you need to ask yourself is – how are you gonna make money?
Once you know how you’re gonna generate revenue, you can build everything with that in mind. Decisions will be much easier.
If you don’t know how you’ll make money, then how do you know what people to reach out to? How do you know what’s the best way to design your website? How do you know where to find people in your market?
Most hosting companies have a 1-click installation for WordPress.
Unfortunately, 1and1 doesn’t. You have to manually install WordPress, as far as I can tell.
Navigating through the 1and1 control panel has always been a challenge for me. That’s why I left them years ago (except for my domain names).
I had an internet marketing client that didn’t want to leave 1and1 so I thought I’d make this video for any other people trying to install WordPress on 1and1.
If for some reason, you need to do a manual installation of WordPress on your hosting account, especially on 1and1, here’s how it’s done.
If you run a business, you know you can’t please all the people all the time.
So, it’s safe to assume that someone, at some time, will trash you or your business online for the whole world to see.
That nasty comment could be a blog post, a review, or perhaps a tweet. The comment itself isn’t nearly as important as how you deal with the comment.
In the case of Governor Sam Brownback, he didn’t do a very good job of dealing with it.
If you haven’t read anything about the “Twitter incident,” you can read about it here.
The short version is that Emma Sullivan, an 18 year old high school senior, sent out a tweet while she was on a field trip to the state Capitol that said -
Just made mean comments at gov brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot.
INTERNET MARKETING LAW
When you start an online business, there’s no urgent need to pay for legal advice.
If you don’t follow the law on the internet, nothing will happen. Until, the shit hits the fan, that is.
Most people don’t realize that a legal decision IS a business decision. If you want to keep the money you make, then you should comply with the laws. Even if you ignore the law, that’s still a decision. It’s just a bad decision that can cost you a lot of money down the road.
If you use Dreamweaver and you’re trying to center a background image with CSS, it’s easier than you think.
Once you know where to go, controlling the CSS background position can open up new ideas for sales pages, squeeze pages, or any other website you want to create.
If you want to center and resize image with browser, watch this video then watch this video.
If you need website hosting, check out this article on the best web hosting.
I did a previous tutorial on how to center a background image using Dreamweaver, but that tutorial did not show you how to resize the image with the browser.
In this video tutorial, I show you how to center a background image using Dreamweaver and have that video resize with the browser.
This is the code you need to copy and paste:
background: url(images/bg_oap.jpg) no-repeat center center fixed;
Be sure to put your image link in place of the image I have in the sample code.
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You probably know the story.
You want traffic from Google. So, you learn SEO. You build a website with SEO in mind. You publish articles on your blog with SEO in mind. But, the website doesn’t take off the way you want it to.
Some people like the content. A few even buy something. Most visitors come and go quickly without so much as a goodbye.
Are you obsessed with keywords, SEO and Google search results? Maybe obsessed is a little strong but the real question is – are you giving Google too much power over your content?
There’s a lot of competition on the internet. Entry barriers are very low. Getting traffic through SEO, search engine optimization, is a very popular way to get traffic.
Most people know that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates trade, both in the “real world” and online. If you didn’t know that, now you do.
Their main objective is to ensure that advertising is truthful and not misleading. And, they make sure people don’t use unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices.
It’s pretty vague, I know, but that’s what the statute says. Check it out here if you’re interested – Unfair Methods of Competition.
Here’s the good news.
Thanks to technology, it’s super-easy to start a blog today.
The bad news is that it’s super-easy to start a blog today.
Why is that bad news? Because the barriers to entry are so low, the internet is saturated with blogs and it makes it much more difficult to stand out and get visitors to your blog, as opposed to the millions of other blogs.
But, let’s back up and talk about how to start a blog.