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What Is Affiliate Marketing?

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by Sarah Holt

The ‘you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours’ of online marketing. Affiliate marketing is the type of term that has new businesses and bloggers reaching for the dictionary. But once you get past the semantics, it’s a pretty easy concept to grasp. Better still, it’s not too bad for your bank balance either.

For Success As An Entrepreneur, Take A Page From President Lincoln’s Book

Posted on February 17th, 2014 by Sarah Holt

by Emilie DeCoursey One of the most admirable and successful figures in history is celebrating his 205th birthday this month. So, to honor former President Lincoln, we wanted to share some of his inspirational quotes and apply them to building a business today.

Five Advantages of Cloud Based Freshbooks over QuickBooks

Posted on May 31st, 2013 by Jake Neeley

It’s often more efficient and effective to use cloud accounting software such as Freshbooks or QuickBooks for small businesses (including freelancers and solo professionals) than a physical paper billing tool. However, which one is better to use? Although both provide powerful and specific solutions to entrepreneurs and startups, Freshbooks has advantages over QuickBooks in many…

Online Storage Face-off: SkyDrive vs. Google Drive – Which is Better?

Posted on January 29th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Prominent technology brands, Microsoft and Google, are now offering cloud storage services, making it easier for Internet users to save, upload, and back up files. We recently reviewed Dropbox against Google Drive in the race for the best storage application and with a combination of Dropbox-like syncing and back-up features, both Google Drive and SkyDrive…

Two Open-Source Photo Editors for Startups

Posted on January 17th, 2013 by Jake Neeley

Should users consider an open-source platform as an alternative to commercial software? With the commercial software, a single company develops the product, and sales fund its testing and development. Unlike open-source software, it’s developed collaboratively, supported by a team of volunteers, and allows anyone to distribute freely or improve the features. Plus, it’s totally free….

Five Ways to Speed-up Your Website

Posted on December 24th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

“47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less,” said Sean Work, Minister of Propaganda, KISSmetrics. Thus, no matter how great your web design, impatient visitors will not wait around for slow-loading pages.   Yahoo Developer Network reports that 80% of users’ time is spent on the front-end, further amplifying the…

Online Storage Face-off: Google Drive vs. Dropbox – Which is Better?

Posted on December 18th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Online file storage systems simplify file sharing, storage, access and protection across multiple platforms. Decades ago, compact discs and floppy disks were essential; nevertheless, remote backup service changed the way professionals handle these files, forever! Two services stand out when it comes to online storage – Dropbox and Google Drive. Both offer cutting-edge services, benefiting…

Top Five FTP Clients for Web Designers

Posted on December 17th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is one of the most efficient network protocols for transferring files between two computers or hosting servers. Just about anyone involved in maintaining a website or a blog is probably familiar with this technology. Web designers and developers use FTP for a number of reasons. Primarily, it is convenient to use…

How Does an SSL Protect My Website?

Posted on November 29th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

One of the most economical and secure ways to protect your website on affordable hosting platforms is to deploy a private Secure Socket Layer (SSL) on you’re your website giving the instant ability to roll out protected URLs like https://www.mysite.com. If you are still in doubt as to what an SSL actually does consider this…

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