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Podcasts I’m Listening To

Like many entrepreneurs, I am a voracious consumer of content. I read a lot of non-fiction books and listen to dozens of podcasts each week (35 to be exact). Someone asked me the other day what podcasts I listen to, so I went through my feed and have compiled the most recent list below: Business and …

There’s Only One Problem with Passive Income Businesses

If you’ve spent more than a minute hanging out on internet marketing forums or listening attention to gurus, you’ve been pitched on the idea of generating a passive income stream. In order to get you to sign-up for a service or buy some sort of product, some marketer will sell you on the dream that …

A Sure-Fire Way to Limit Your Business’s Upside Potential

What’s the difference between a food-service employee and a high-price attorney? When it comes to their compensation structure, not all that much. Both offer to perform specific tasks for an hourly rate. Granted, an attorney can charge a much higher hourly rate for their services than a fast food employee can, but both the attorney …

How to Prevent Your WordPress Website from Getting Hacked

Prevent WordPress from Getting Hacked

 “Hey, did you know one of your websites is redirecting to a Viagra website?” Receiving that phone call or email is probably not the way that you’d like to start your day. There’s big money in hacking websites, and using them for black-hat SEO or marketing purposes or serving malware to your visitors, so you …

How to Implement the SendGrid Newsletter API in ASP.NET and C#

A while back, SendGrid announced its newsletter functionality that provides functionality for managing and emailing distribution lists. If you’re a developer that makes use of SendGrid, you’re probably managing your list internally in a SQL database and have no need for SendGrid’s newsletter functionality, but there are two distinct advantages to using the Newsletter API.The …

How to Automatically Backup Your WordPress Website with BackWPUp

What would happen to your website if the server that powers your website were to crash? You would probably assume that’s something the hosting company is going to worry about and would go on with your life while you wait for them to get it back up and running. Unfortunately, many companies that offer shared …

How to Prevent WordPress Comment Spam

If you run a blog that’s powered by WordPress, inevitably your website will be hit by a deluge of comment spam. More often than not, it comes from automated software tools designed to build links back to the spammer’s website for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes. If you leave your WordPress blog unprotected, your posts …

How to Improve the Performance of Your WordPress Blog

WordPress does a lot of things right. It’s easy-to-use, it’s extensible and it has been widely adopted by the website development community. Unfortunately, WordPress doesn’t do a great job when operating under a heavy load of traffic, especially when residing on a shared hosting server and being combined with a couple of dozen third-party plugins …

How to Select a Website Designer

If you’re looking to have a contractor or agency build your organization a website, you have more choices than you can possibly consider. There are local design and development agencies, freelance web designers and developers, international developers that can be hired through ODesk and similar services and do-it-yourself services such as Square Space. I estimate …

Five Common Website Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

Website Mistakes

If you’re a small business owner, you know that your company probably needs a website. So, you ask around to know if anyone knows a good website developer. You find a consultant or an agency, write them a check and have them build you a website that makes use of the latest software and design …