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I've worked for years on WordPress websites so I know a thing or two about what slows them down. If you've been trying to speed up your WordPress website, figure out why it's loading so slow, or just solve those last few issues on your speed test then check out these 4 things that are slowing down your WordPress website. Fast websites get ranked better and end up getting more traffic!

4 Things Slowing Down Your WordPress Website

Over the years and by helping numerous bloggers and business owners with their websites I’ve come to find a few things that are notorious for slowing down a WordPress website. The first place to look is your hosting and plugins and move on from there. Be mindful of the size and quantity of the images you’re uploading and what external scripts (I’m talking ads!) that you put on your website. Today I don’t take on speed optimization projects anymore. It’s not something I ever really enjoyed and I’m certainly no expert at getting the greatest speeds, but I did create… [Read More]

Did you know that you can make landing pages easily and quickly on WordPress, and for FREE? You don't need fancy Leadpages or some expensive plugin to make your own sales page. With just two free plugins you can make simple and effective landing pages for your freebies, courses, and products! If you've ever wanted to create a landing page for your digital product, course, or opt-in forms and freebies then this tutorial will show you how.

How to Create Landing Pages for FREE on WordPress

Did you know that you can make landing pages easily and quickly on WordPress? You don’t need fancy Leadpages or some expensive plugin to make your own sales page. With just two free plugins you can make simple and effective landing pages for your freebies, courses, and products! Here are the two free plugins I recommend: Blank Slate Beaver Builder Lite Blank Slate will add a blank page template to your website so you don’t have to rely on your theme to have a landing page or blank page template. I haven’t tested it with many different themes but it should… [Read More]

The truth is affiliate marketing is hard work and it won’t happen overnight. To be successful with affiliate marketing you need a clear niche, consistent blog schedule with valuable content, and strategic marketing plan. That shouldn’t deter you from going for it though. In this post I’m going to share with you five different ways you can get started making passive income through affiliate marketing today!

5 Ways to Start Earning Affiliate Income Right Now

Affiliate marketing is becoming all the rage in the blogosphere! How many posts have you seen that say “I earned $1000 last month with affiliate marketing”? The hype is real! The truth is affiliate marketing is hard work and it won’t happen overnight. To be successful with affiliate marketing you need a clear niche, consistent blog schedule with valuable content, and strategic marketing plan.  That shouldn’t deter you from going for it though. In this post I’m going to share with you five different ways you can get started making passive income through affiliate marketing today! 1. Write how to… [Read More]

3 Reasons Why You Fail to Monetize Your Blog

When most people first start blogging, they get into it for one or two reasons. They either start blogging because they have a topic that they love talking about so they start writing about it on their blog. Or they are looking for a way to make additional money online, with the hope that they could eventually turn their blog into their full-time income source. Which camp are you in? Regardless, many people have failed to monetize their blog over the years. But they typically do not know why they can’t make their blog profitable. To help you get a… [Read More]

One question I see asked a lot is how to get started with WordPress, how to install WordPress, and what is the first step. It's really very simple to install WordPress on your web host and you don't even know anything technical. In fact, I bet you can learn how to install WordPress in under 5 minutes!

How to Install WordPress in Under 5 Minutes

One question I see asked a lot is how to get started with WordPress, how to install WordPress, and what is the first step. It’s really very simple to install WordPress on your web host and you don’t even know anything technical. In fact, I bet you can install it in under 5 minutes! First of all, you’ll need to use a host with cPanel to do this. More specifically, your host needs to offer “1-click installer” like Softaculous. I’m going to be using my favorite host, SiteGround for this tutorial. You can save 60% when you sign up for… [Read More]

We hear so much different information about what we need to do to become successful business owners, but what actually works? Many people are curious how established entrepreneurs made it big so I did the dirty work and asked 10 business owners their best secrets for getting your business off the ground, finding clients, and turning your passion into a profitable business.

10 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Secrets to a Booming Business

We hear so much different information about what we need to do to become successful business owners, but what actually works? Many people are curious how established entrepreneurs made it big  so I did the dirty work and asked 10 business owners their best secrets for getting your business off the ground, finding clients, and turning your passion into a profitable business.  Collaborate first What I did that really made a difference when I started out is work on collaborations before I did ANYTHING – before I created a product, before I ran my first webinar, before I created a sales… [Read More]

You might have an opt-in or two around your website and think that's sufficient. But did you know it's recommended to have your opt-in at least 7 places around your website? That may sound crazy but are your opt-in forms really doing enough to convert subscribers? In this post I'm going to share with you 10 different places you can advertise your newsletter and boost your list.

10 Places to Put Your Opt-in to Boost Your List

You might have an opt-in or two around your website and think that’s sufficient. But did you know it’s recommended to have your opt-in at least 7 places around your website? That may sound crazy but are your opt-in forms really doing enough to convert subscribers? In this post I’m going to share with you 10 different places you can advertise your newsletter and boost your list.  Below (or in) your header One of the best places you can put your opt-in is in your header or right below it. At the time of this writing, I have a button… [Read More]

WordPress security shouldn't be mystifying or hard to implement. It's pretty simple to keep your website safe and prevent hackers from destroying all your hard work. I'll be sharing 5 simple tricks to safeguard your WordPress website, password, login area and more. There's also a free 5-day challenge you can join at the end if you want to turn your WP up a notch!

WordPress Security: 5 Ways to Keep Your Website Safe

WordPress security shouldn’t be mystifying or hard to implement. It’s pretty simple to keep your website safe and prevent hackers from destroying all your hard work. I’ll be sharing 5 simple tricks to safeguard your WordPress website, password, login area and more. There’s also a free 5-day challenge you can join at the end if you want to turn your WP up a notch! Install a security plugin My security plugin of choice iThemes Security. It does a great job of covering all the bases and can be setup in just a minute or two with their easy wizard. Right away… [Read More]

Trading time for dollars is how a lot of freelancers start their business. It’s easy to figure out, you just pick your hourly rate and start up the timer. Simple, right? While it is probably the best way to get your feet wet if you’re new to online business, you’ll quickly realize that hourly billing sucks, both for you and your client.

Why I Hate Hourly Billing

Trading time for dollars is how a lot of freelancers start their business. It’s easy to figure out, you just pick your hourly rate and start up the timer. Simple, right? While it is probably the best way to get your feet wet if you’re new to online business, you’ll quickly realize that hourly billing sucks, both for you and your client. It’s a catch 22 Before I get into nitty gritty stuff, let’s have a fun little example. Let’s say we have Cindy, who has been in business for 10 years, knows her craft like the back of her hand,… [Read More]

This year has been an intense one for me and my business. I've learned so much, made amazing connections, and grown my brand to new heights! At the end of every year I try to look back and see what worked, what didn't and how I can improve going forward.

2016 Business Review + 2017 Goals

This year has been an intense one for me and my business. I’ve learned so much, made amazing connections, and grown my brand to new heights! At the end of every year I try to look back and see what worked, what didn’t and how I can improve going forward. Around mid-2016 I started writing monthly business review posts to share my goals and progress from month to month. I published my last one back in September. So why did I stop? Although I liked keeping track of my goals and growth, those blog posts started to feel very redundant… [Read More]