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Below you’ll find articles on various topics based on my interests. Most are written to help you grow your online business, but you’ll find some of these pieces were written so I could learn more about an interesting subject. I hope to give an examples of my expertise, style, and ability to research.

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Why you should be on facebook

A few weeks ago, I told you why you need a website because facebook could go down someday. But I know facebook isn't totally useless. Actually, it has an amazing ads manager and specific market feature. Also, everyone's on facebook - so it's good to be out there....

Google Analytics + WordPress

If you have a website, you need to be leveraging the powerful data available in Google Analytics. This tool is completely free and very easy to add to your website. Your site DOES need to be self-hosted, though. This won't work with wordpress.COM, only wordpress.ORG...

Using Trello to Organize Your Business

Well, I started writing this post about Trello partly to get myself back into the organizing zone... and then I was sucked into all the inspirational boards, and I learned so much! Can't wait to share a few things with you 🙂 I love Trello because it works just like...

Why every business needs a website

If Facebook, Instagram, or Etsy shut down tomorrow, how would that affect your business? would you lose all your photos? what about all those great reviews? your current contact information?Maybe you haven't thought of it this way, but you don't own Facebook - which...

SEO Tip: Location

Local businesses need to optimize their website to appear whenever someone searches for their town. What does that mean for your website and content? In this post, I'll try to consolidate a lot of SEO knowledge and pick out the exact tips to apply for a local small...

Summer Goals

Switching up my topics this week because I think this needs to be discussed. We always want things to happen, whether in our business or in our personal lives, but we don't always put them on paper and make a plan to achieve them. Last week, I watched a "summer goals"...

Better Reading = Better Writing #4

Another month has ended, and it's time to post the books and reviews for what I've read this month! I only got 4 books in this month, but I was traveling a lot... I mostly slept on the long flights, and I can't read in the car (and my audible books weren't downloaded!...

Questions to Ask Before Designing Your Website

Designing a website can be a daunting (and expensive) task. While a good designer can lead you through the process, if you don't know the goal of you website or blog you could end up with something that doesn't work for you. And that would be a disappointing waste of...

Better Reading = Better Writing #3

I didn't have as much time to read this month, since I launched the new blog EatWellTravelOften.blog... Usually Sunday evening is my reading time, but I've been working on the blog. We made some silly videos and needed to create some content before launching 🙂 But...

Social Media: Hashtags

We all know that social media relies on hashtags to spread content across platforms (except for Facebook), but how do you know which hashtags to use? Did you know some are just spammy and won't produce actual growth? Finding the perfect hashtags for your business...

SEO Tip: Blogging for your small business

So you've probably heard that your company needs to be blogging. But it's hard. and why?? and you probably need to get back to work by now. But you REALLY need to have a blog on your website, so let's talk about why, what, when, how, and all the details. I'm skipping...

Better Reading = Better Writing #2

Well, February is over, so it's time to do a recap of the books I read this month! A little more fiction this time because I'm avoiding library fines 🙂 This month's post has a little different format with a favorite quote from each book! Really enjoyed several of...

Using a Professional Email Address with a Free Gmail Account

A few weeks ago, I wrote about subscribing for GSuite and using their services for your professional email address. BUT there is a free work around within your normal gmail account. I had heard this was possible, but I just needed to go through the settings and take a...

SEO Tip: Adding Alt Tags to your web photos

As you're building a website and making an SEO strategy, adding Alt Tags to ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS can seem like a huge, time-consuming task. In this post, I'll explain a few of the reason to utilize alt tags on your site, how to add them to your photos, and how to craft...

Favorite Stock Photo Resources

I have a love/hate relationship with stock photos. On the Love side: I'm not a photographer. AT. ALL. And I'm so thankful for bloggers that share their talents with me (especially for free!) to help me grow my little business. Like most people, I love to see my...

A Normal Week in the Life

I made this snapchat video back in October during a standard week in my life. Sometimes my activities are a little more spread out through the month, but this week gave a good representation of what I do all day. A lot of people wonder what a "Freelance Writer" does...

Better Reading = Better Writing #1

Good Morning! Today is the LAST DAY OF JANUARY!! The biggest part of my new year's resolutions (other than growing my business) was to read at least one book per week. Last year, I read ONE BOOK the entire year (then I read two in the last week because I felt really...

Why every small business owner should use G Suite

As promised in last week's post, I'm back with why you should be using G Suite (Google Apps) for your business! If you want to be one of those professionals with a fancy yourname@yourdomain.com email address, you could use the weird webmail provided by your hosting...

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