Not focusing on one’s strengths is probably a very common mistake most newbie entrepreneurs commit when choosing a new business to start. Doing so makes the business more challenging for them. They end up spending more time and effort in the new business which is likely to fail, as I have experienced first hand.
For the past couple of months, I’ve been working on a new mobile friendly version of my website but have been unable to launch it since my team has been preoccupied with a lot of our offshore web development projects and my site just kept on being bumped in favor of client projects.
Then fortunately, in spite of the busy schedule during the holidays, we were able to finally launch version 3.0 of BenFrancia.com before end of the year! Read More
While the first step takes more time, the last two are pretty easy. Of course, keyword research is for you to get a reasonable amount of traffic from the search engines, so chances are domain names based off of broad keywords might’ve been taken already. And you also have to make sure that this domain name is very relevant to the way you market your business.
In any case, here’s a little video I made about the entire process. Check it out:
I ran this little challenge in Facebook where I asked you folks why you DON’T need a website to have a successful Internet business. Many gave some valid points, and most of the answers were related to the fact that they can already make use of Facebook and that it’s free.
Allow me to discuss in this video “Why Businesses should still have a Website and not just rely on Facebook”.
Let me know what you think in the comment section below.
Getting a website is like getting a house. There are a lot of things to handle and plan for – primarily, the structure, how many rooms it’s going to have and so on and so forth.
In this video, I’ll show you 7 easy steps to website planning without necessarily emptying your wallets or getting a headache. Here also is the Web Design and Development Questionnaire mentioned in the video.
WordPress has plugins that allows its users to do virtually anything you want your WordPress blog or site to do. Think of a plugin as some sort of device or extension in a browser that works as soon as you get it installed and activated; the same can be said for a WordPress plugin. The best thing about it is that there’s literally a community out there who conceptualize, create and manage plugins that have different features – that said, you don’t run out of any plugin that you might need. Read More
Ever had them pesky spam bot comments on your approval list? Let me tell you right now: They’re fairly annoying.
And I’m not just talking about the lapses in grammar or the links that they try to drive traffic to. They’re very VERY resilient. You can literally have hundreds of spam comments waiting on your posts if you don’t check it for at least two days.
The solution? Akismet.
In this video, I’ll show you how you can protect your posts from the most vile (and grammatically incorrect) comments the Internet has ever had the misfortune to deal with.
Now that you have your theme up and your plugins, fully functional, it’s finally time for you to make your very first post. One of the features WordPress prides itself in its being user-friendly. By that, making a blog post can be done by literally anyone who knows how to read and right (provided, of course, they’re not against technology or anything). Read More
There are literally thousands of FREE WordPress Themes out there. So to save you time in the finding the right theme the looks cool and professional at the same time, I’ve listed below some of the places that I go to for some awesome FREE WordPress Themes.
WordPress has this magic that allows you to do whatever it is that you want it to (in an Internet marketing context, of course). This magic is called “plugins” and there’s a whole bunch out there both made by brands and people from the WordPress community, ready to do whatever Internet marketing function you want it to – and you don’t need any fancy coding skills to get such done. In this video, I’ll show you how you can easily get a plugin installed in your WordPress blog and how to start getting it to work for you.
"Ben has helped me develop many websites for many projects from ecommerce to simple blogs.
The best part about working with Ben is that the work is continually being done because of the time difference.
While I sleep, he's working. While he sleeps, I'm working. So the projects get done quickly.
He's very knowledgeable and makes some beautiful well thought out designs.
I highly recommend him and his team."
–Colette Marshall A+ Computer Fix
"Ben met and exceeded our expectations. We get all the attention that we need - even when the project was completed. We value his honesty, integrity, reliability and creativity. He stays current on all issues concerning web design and marketing, Ben is dedicated to producing high quality and positive results."