Category Archives: business

What you need to know before getting a web design estimate

What you need to know before getting a web design estimate

“Know thyself.” This ancient Greek aphorism is as true today as it ever has been. And also good advice to consider next time you ask for a web design estimate. Before you ask a web designer how much a job will cost, first ask yourself some questions so you know the complete picture. How can…Continue Reading

Member Applications: An Inexpensive Solution for Small Associations

Member Applications: An Inexpensive Solution for Small Associations

All member organizations—nonprofits and associations—have the issue of registering and keeping track of their members. A larger organization will use an Association Management System, a usually proprietary, and expensive, combination of tools and programming. However, smaller organizations—with smaller budgets—are often left in the dust and still resort to using cumbersome, offline methods. Here is a…Continue Reading

Does a website cost less than it used to?

Does a website cost less than it used to?

While cleaning out  my office, I went through one of those boxes stuffed away in the corner since a move over a year ago. In one of them I came across a folder of  job proposals from seven years ago. Leafing through them I was surprised that most of them were equal or higher than…Continue Reading

How to earn an extra $1K a month with Ramit Sethi…or not

How to earn an extra $1K a month with Ramit Sethi…or not

Many of you may have heard of him already. Ramit Sethi, author of the best-selling book and website “I Will Teach You to Be Rich.” I heard of him when researching my recent blog article about internet marketing blogs but didn’t include him since his focus is a little broader than internet marketing. His advice,…Continue Reading

“I Can Teach You How to be Rich”: A Look at Five Internet Marketing Blogs

“I Can Teach You How to be Rich”: A Look at Five Internet Marketing Blogs

I have been coming across several websites lately with a unique, but increasingly common, back-story: Often down on their luck or overworked, an intrepid soul finds they can make money—or build a business—online and have more time for their life too. Now they are sharing what they learned and often turning that teaching into another…Continue Reading

Extending Online Forms

Extending Online Forms

Online forms are crucial in connecting to your audience and collecting valuable information, but they are often overlooked. Most websites have a form on the contact page that collects a user’s name and email and a short message. But what if your forms could do a whole lot more? A recent case study from the website Which…Continue Reading

Why I Left Bluehost

Why I Left Bluehost

If you have noticed any slowing down of your website lately, or have had a problem accessing technical support, you may not be imagining things. The reason could be that you host your website at one of the independent web hosts bought by Endurance International Group, Inc. (EIG). Formerly BizLand, it has grown to be…Continue Reading