Consider Outsourcing Your IT Requirements

To get the maximum benefit and value to your website, consider outsourcing your IT needs. It will avoid down time, poor maintenance, server problems, allowing you to concentrate on your core business.

If you have a business website and you want to be successful, it is a good idea to consider outsourcing your IT requirements to a professional company. Computers are essential in every business nowadays and company owners know this very well. Actually, computers are making people’s lives easier and faster as well. You can get a lot of benefits if you request outsourced IT services for your business. Below you will find more details about this. It is great to know what you can take advantage of in order to become successful with your business.

Consider getting maximum value for your website due to poor system maintenance and server problems by outsourcing your IT needs.
Consider getting maximum value for your website due to poor system maintenance and server problems by outsourcing your IT needs.




Save a lot of time on a regular basis

By outsourcing your IT needs, you will not have to worry about all that complicated stuff that is related to computers. For example, your website will be permanently online, maintenance and protection is ensured and also you will get the latest in technology as well. You can get all those features without having to do anything else. This will give you a lot of time to spend on your marketing strategies, evaluating your employees and all other activities that businessmen do.

Website up and running

In most cases, business websites are down because of poor system maintenance, server problems and so on. Professional companies that are offering IT service will make sure that your website will stay up and running permanently. What is your benefit from this? Well, you will be able to receive a lot of orders on a regular basis, you don’t miss any clients because your website was down and also your customers will get to know your products anytime and from anywhere.

What about protection?

The internet offers a lot of good things but there are some bad things involved as well. For example, your website might be hacked and all your precious information might be stolen and/or erased. This is a disaster for you and your company. If you let the professionals take care of your website protection, you will be able to avoid all those risks. The specialists will work hard to implement new safety features and protect your data, website and all other services from hackers and viruses.

As a conclusion, you can take care of your website on your own but you will get much more benefits and advantages if you let the professionals in IT do it for you. For an affordable price, you can have your IT needs satisfied completely and you can focus on expanding your business and improving your image.

 

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Affiliate Marketing for Your Website

To a business related website, value means maximum earnings at the lowest cost. A website, as long as you have one, might as well make you money, whatever the it’s primary purpose might be.

To a business, a website value means maximum earnings at the lowest cost. There are numerous reasons why you have a website, but As long as you have one, you might as well make money from it. From simple to elaborate sites websites are inexpensive, especially WordPress websites.

Affliliates are where websites owners conduct business.
Affliliates are where websites owners conduct business.

When you have a website, you can put affiliate marketing ads in them, whether or not you have an existing business. Find a merchant who has an affiliate marketing program. If someone clicks or buys from the ad, you get a percentage.

In turn, merchants can benefit in sales by using affiliates. Offering more commission attracts affiliates, and of course, more sales. Affiliates must balance their sales with commission paid to affiliates.

Google Adsense is the most popular affiliate marketing firm on the web today. Signing up one time and getting approved gives you access to all of the merchants in Google’s network. It is more of a hassle to sign up, because it has to live to at least some of Google Search’s standards. To get approved, simply read and follow their requirements.  Many wonder why they don’t rank with Google Search. Adsense can give you a clue. But, don’t sign up with Adsense to get higher on search results. Contrary to what many think, Google Search will not give you preference on their search results just because you have Adsense.

Google is genius on the ads that appear on websites. It isn’t the technology of creating these ads. (Google Adsense ads change automatically to ads relevant to the post. That is the goal, but it misses at times.) It is businesses agreeing to pay Google on paying per click rather than sales. Every time Google ads are clicked, the business in the ad must pay Google and the website gets a commission, whether or not there is a sale. A business can go broke paying Google for ads without ever selling anything. The ad above this paragraph is an example of a Google Adsense ad.

A good place to start with affiliate marketing are companies like Shareasale, Affiliate Conversant, and Peerfly.  You still have to follow their rules, but they are easier to sign up for.  They have programs for affiliates as well as merchants. With these merchants, you need to cut and paste their individual HTML codes to put into your website, unlike Google whose merchant  ads will change automatically.

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Affiliate Marketing image by Yoel Ben-Avraham of Flickr

 

 

Guest Posts at Articles for Small Business

One criteria for the search engines to assess website value is popularity. Guest posts are just one way of achieving that. Search engines work for the searcher and proclaim, “the searcher is king.” Therefore, you should write a unique article, one that is not already published, for the searcher.

The goal of  a guest post is to have a searchable article that links to your website. A guest post, done properly, adds to your website’s popularity and therefore, value.  There are activities related to business in just about any organization in which to write about. Find a problem your customers might be having and write about how your business solves them.

You can get the attention of the search engines with guest posts.
You can get the attention of the search engines with guest posts.




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WordPress for Business Website

Business websites look for quality, but they also must look to buy domain names and hosting, at the lowest possible price.

The first step of having a WordPress for business website is having one.  What you pay for is a domain name and hosting, either dedicated, or shared. Shared hosting is plenty to run a business website like this. WordPress, the website software, is free.

A WordPress software for a business website is the best value. You can't beat free.
A WordPress software for a business website is the best value. You can’t beat free.

The WordPress software is public domain, and therefore, free. It has over 37,000 plugins to enhance its functionality and over 2,000 themes to choose from. Since it is public domain, Wordpress, including the plugins and themes, are free to use. You do not need to know html, and it is easy, once you get the hang of it. However, you have to manage it yourself. But, there are plenty of tutorials throughout the internet.

Below are top hosting companies. Since it is a regular bill, prices matter. A small difference in price can become big if you build a website that you will keep for an extended amount of time. Quality and service is not much of an issue. Because of competition, most hosting companies will give you great service to keep you as a customer. It pays to compare. Compare for monthly, quarterly and biannually rates.

iPage

TMD Hosting

FatCow

Hostgator

GoDaddy

Your host should help you install WordPress. It is a website, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a business website. You can use this as a non profit site, personal site or a business site. It is a business website when you are making money with it. You can make money with it through affiliate marketing.

Twelve Reasons Why the Best Website Value is a WordPress Website

Since Wordpress is multifunctional, popular and free, the key to finding website value are low cost domain name and hosting and to get it online.

As with any other commodity, the cheapest and most functional website is the key to finding the best value. Used by over 60 million website for functionality, the software to run a WordPress Website is free. To get the website online, the only things you will need will be a domain name and hosting. Getting those at a low prices is essential if you intend on keeping your site for an extended period of time.

A WordPress Website is a a quality, but an affordable website.
A WordPress Website is a a quality, but an affordable website.




WordPress Website is the best value website for your business or any other purpose. for the following reasons:

1.  You own the website.  The software to make the website is a free and open source software. All you need to buy are your domain name and hosting.

2.  You no longer have to pay a programmer to do build your website.   No HTML or programming knowledge is required.  Your website can look like the best of them.

3. The internet has thousands of tutorials to learn the individual functions of WordPress. Many of those tutorials are on video through YouTube.

4.  You do not have to share with the website owner any revenue earned from internet affiliate marketing or any other earnings from the website. You are the owner.

5. Thousands of themes are available.  Themes are the size, shape and color of your website.   You can change your theme in as little as two minutes.  Themes are also free.

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6.  Posting is as easy as typing and clicking post.

7.  Inserting an image is clicking “Upload/Insert”, choosing an image from your computer, and clicking.

8.  With proper hosting, you get unlimited pages.

9.  You get an email address with your domain (example: john@johndoe.com). (That is included at no extra charge with Hostgator and most hosting.)

10. You can access and update your website or email from any computer with internet connection.

11. Over 22,000 plugins are free with WordPress, available at the click of a mouse.  Plugins are software to expand the capabilites of WordPress.

12. Thousands of programmers build plugins and update the old ones to make a name for themselves. You get to use them for free.

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Need an Affordable, but a Quality Website?

An affordable website does not mean low in value or quality if you use Wordpress. All you need is low priced domain name and hosting because Wordpress websites are of quality and free.

Do you need a quality website that is an affordable? When you think of affordable, it doesn’t usually mean quality. Websites are the exception, if its WordPress. WordPress is the software used for this website. WordPress is open source software and therefore it is free. You are free to use and to modify it for any of your needs and use it for business. You will not be asked to share your commissions.

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You can now have a website and access the world wide web for a token price.



WordPress is used in more than 60 million websites. Therefore, programmers create WordPress plugins to make a name for themselves. Plugins are WordPress upgrades. There are now over 32,000 WordPress plugins available to the public for free.

A Domain Name and Hosting are What You Pay for in a WordPress Website

While the software is free, there are two things you must pay for: the domain name and hosting. Domains are usually yearly commitments. Some domain names are expensive because of its popularity. However, most domain names can be purchased between $3 – $15 per year. Usually, the domain names are priced based on their extension. The most expensive is usually .com,  followed by .net, .org, then .info. GoDaddy is the most popular and usually the cheapest, if you just want the domain name for one reason or another.

The maintenance cost of having Wordpress is the hosting. That is where your website is kept. You do not have to worry too much about what kind of shape your computer is in to run a website.  It kept elsewhere. You access it through the internet put up by your hosting. The hosting company even help you install your website. Most hosting companies give you unlimited disk space and  bandwidth. Disk space is the amount of material you have on your website. Bandwidth is your website’s capacity to receive visitors. When just starting out, this might not be a big deal.  As you add to your website and get more visitors, this becomes more apparent.

A Free Domain Name With the Purchase of Hosting

It only makes sense to buy a domain name and hosting together. Yet, many vendors have a higher cost for their domain name when they have inexpensive hosting. When their hosting is cheap, they usually get you for a costly domain name. However, hosting companies such as iPage, FatCow and TMD hosting will give you a free domain name with inexpensive hosting. Again, cheap does not mean low quality. Their 24/7/365 service is comparable with the others. They will get you what you need to run your website and keep it running. It is their business.

WordPress Video Tutorials

While you need to know basic things about how to run WordPress, hosting support is there to make sure it is running or else, you would not use them. You can learn how to run WordPress through the internet.  TMD also have tutorials.

A doctor told me once that a programmer wanted to charge her over $1,000 for a website. Monthly maintenance charges were not included. Doctors, lawyers, dentists, plumbers and everyone who needs a website need not pay a whole lot.  They too can have a cheap, but quality website. They can use open source. They can use WordPress.

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Three Steps to Simplify Your Web Design

Accentuate the value of your website is about by identifying the most important parts, remove excessive clutter and condense. Web design works best with simplicity in displaying content.

There are just three simple steps to simplify your web design. Simple seems to be the answer in today’s world. Everyone wants something that’s functional, and easy-to-use. If it requires a headache and several cans of Diet Coke to figure out, it’s just not worth the public’s time. They’d rather have something that is intuitive and simple.

When it comes to web design, less is more.
When it comes to web design, less is more.




That’s why Apple has done so well with their products. They provide a simple, easy-to-use interface that can be picked up and figured out by a child. That’s why Windows 8 and Windows phones have start menus that are set up as simple boxes with words and colors. They took the simplicity thing to a whole new level and removed a lot of the traditionally 3-D or fancy graphics.

If you look around websites, web design appears to have done the same thing. In place of a busy homepage with links to every internal page there is only a few big navigation links, pictures, links that will get you anywhere in the site. If you’re attempting to compete in the web design world, you’ll have to learn how to simplify your designs a bit. Here are a few great ways to do that.

First, less is more. The more excessive clutter you can remove, the better. Don’t post two pictures when you can only do one. Don’t use 5 words when you only need 3. Condense material into simple, easy-to-use chunks that are (1) quickly digestible, and (2) obviously impactful on the minds of your reader. Your readers will only give you a few seconds to impress them, hence your first impression needs to be simple, clean, and clear. Creating condensed, impactful content will do those things for you. Less is more in web design.

Second, identify the most important aspects of your website. What are the things that people are going to be looking for most? With those few seconds, your reader needs an answer to the question, “Why should I care about this website?” Put the most common answer to that question right up front where they can see it. You can do that with large quality pictures showing the product. You can do it with large headlines on interesting content.

Third, reduce the number of pages on your website. Condense, condense, condense! The fewer pages you have, the easier it is for customers to see all of your content. Most people aren’t willing to delve too deeply into your website. In most cases, visitors will likely only hit two to five pages max. Try to make your page count as small as possible to increase the likelihood that your visitors will consume everything you have to show/share. The simplest answer seems to be the best one every time. Look at your current web design plan and look for ways that it could be improved, be made simpler.

As you master this skill, not only will you help your visitors decide whether or not they want to be there better, but you’ll also help readers stay on the site when they know that this is what they’re looking for. Avoid complicated items as much as possible. After you mastered simplicity, adding an internet affiliate marketing program to monetize your site will go more smoothly.

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