Business Recommendations for Success
What Shopping Cart Should I use?
My first question would be, do you have products or services to sell?
Do you want your clients to be able to get their e-book right away? Do
you want to capture their name and email address when they visit your site
so you can send them a newsletter, an audio e-course, or contact them?
Do you want to create an affiliate program, so people can help you sell your
products/services and they receive a commission? If you answered yes
to at least 2 of those questions then I recommend the 1ShoppingCart/Cartville/KickStartCart
program. The links I provided here offer a 30 Day
help you capture visitor sign-ups, send unlimited follow-ups and
newsletters. Building relationships are very important and if you answered
yes to the question above about capturing names, email addresses and phone
numbers then all you need is an autoresponder and
Cartville & Aweber
are major ones that work real well.
IContact is another, which
I will explain below as well.
If you are
wanting an autoresponder and a beautiful newsletter all in one, recommended
by business pro's, we found
IContact because a friend
of NAWBO recommended this and I am sure glad she did. It has been the
perfect fit for my clients. They do have templates and autoresponder
all in one. Their price is reasonable as well.
If you are
wanting to send a beautiful newsletter, staying in contact with your
Constant Contact is widely used by business professionals. If you
already have a list of your clients, Constant Contact allows you to import
those names without having to have your client opt-in again. You have
to be real careful that these names are truly people who want to receive
information from you.
Audio & Video?
The one that we
Acrobat, we have been using them for years now and they are great and
easy to use. They offer a 30 Day Free Trial so you can give them a
test drive. We use audio for the websites, emails, recording tele-classes,
making your own audios can be a product you could sell later as a download
or CD. They have launched their video capabilities too, keeping up
with the times.
We can help you
with all these programs, so you can take your business to the next level.
should I use for My Blog?
researching, WordPress recommended
HostICan and they use Fantastico, which is an awesome installer of many
programs, including WordPress. They are doing a great job of hosting
my VPS (virtual private server) and we are very familiar with the Control Panel and installation of your Blog or Website. Another great place where I have a dedicated server is GVO
and they do a great job too, they have cpanel/fantastico and some other cool
Theme Should I Use For My Blog?
WordPress has many "free" themes which you can use.
However, my clients are professionals and require a theme that gives them a
professional looking blog that stands out. One of my favorites is the Studio Press
(used to be called Revolution) themes. Brian Gardner creates very
professional WordPress themes and his themes are what many clients choose.
require some customization and I love to work with Brian & his themes. Click here to visit StudioPress website!
There is a
second set of WordPress themes that just came to my attention as one of my clients is
going with the Solostream WP-Vybe theme. After reviewing this, it will
be great for this client and has a unique layout and good customization
features. Michael Pollock does a great job creating these themes and I look forward to working with his themes as well. Click here to view more details.
Where Do I Buy A
I almost did not
put this in... thinking... doesn't everyone know where to buy a domain
name... Well, I realized that this is the first place to start and have
helped numerous clients get their domain names. We have been
using GoDaddy for years and they are actually in Arizona, where I live and
are considered to be the
World's Largest Registrar - GoDaddy.com
. They have always had a reasonable cost for domain names too!!
How To Protect Yourself Against Spam
Many people ask
me this, as you will find out the more visible you are on the internet spam
just seems to increase. Personally I have used
SpamArrest for the
last 8 years and have written an article on my
SoulPurposeMarketing blog with a tip to help prevent spam.
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