I started Share Your Story Media to empower very small business owners and independent professionals to share their stories on line by making it easy and affordable to get a website up and running. After being in business for awhile now, I've noticed a few places where my clients get stuck. I decided to change that.
I've put together a collection of my favorite WordPress tutorials. While WordPress is I believe the best CMS and platform for your website, it also has a bit of a learning curve. Sometimes a quick or even longish video tutorial gets you started.
The Elementor Page Builder Plugin is one of my favorite tools for building WordPress websites. It's feature-packed, even with the free version. I think it's also easy to use. However, sometimes we need a little help. Check out this collection of great Elementor Video Tutorials.
Some of us love to write, so we decide to blog. Sometimes we continue to blog just to feel like we're doing something for our business. But without a plan, we could be wasting our time.
I see three common mistakes new bloggers make without realizing it. I know - starting a blog or website is sometimes overwhelming. You have a lot to learn, and you're anxious to get up and running quickly. So, you look for some shortcuts, like free or boiler plate websites, or you blog on social media. Unfortunately, you don't see the results you want from your new endeavor. It's easy to fix.
I didn't plan to start using Pinterest for blogging. When I saw a random blog post about how bloggers benefit by using Pinterest, it caught my eye. Pinterest is a search-oriented place where users go to discover ideas and solutions. While it is image-centric, Pinterest is also hyperlink heavy. This means bloggers have loads of opportunity to drive traffic to their blogs. I obviously liked this benefit.
As I headed out on my weekend bike ride the other day, I noticed a familiar sensation. Just a few minutes into the ride, I felt my mood improve and my spirits lift. I get the same feeling when I write.
I've learned it's worth taking the time to choose the right platform for your blog or website. Although many experts will advise against choosing WordPress.com, I believe sometimes it's the right choice.
Blogging is hard work, and it can quickly lead to overwhelm. How can I find the time to write and manage all that content and run my business?
Who is your audience? I know for me it's very tempting to just sit down…