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ConvertKit Review: From Mailerlite to ConvertKit

I’ve been all over the place when it comes to the different email marketing services I’ve used.  Today, I’m sharing my story of why I moved to ConvertKit. I started my online business journey in 2006, officially though it was 2008.  Doesn’t really matter much though since that’s a hell of a long time in the internet world to be working online.

To say I’ve seen it all in terms of internet marketing might be a bit of an exaggeration but I really have seen a lot of techniques and tactics that have been used by many online entrepreneurs.

While I could easily write a whole article about the different techniques that have been used by a lot of on line experts, one thing I’ve become pretty good at is the quickly identifying the icky feeling ones.  The ones where they use a lot of color and splash to convince you to sign up for the amazing “tool or technique” that they spent 100s of thousands on to develop and test, but for TODAY only you can get it for free by just giving up your email address.

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48 Great Reasons To Choose WordPress for Blogging

Wondering why you should Use WordPress for Blogging in 2018?

If you’re looking to have a website designed, redesigned or you’re looking to build a website yourself, or maybe you are frustrated with your existing web presence and want to take things to a whole new level, here are 48 reasons why you should choose WordPress to power your website…

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DIY Guide to Launching Your First WordPress Blog Site

Are you Ready to Finally Launch Your First WordPress Blog?

To build a business online you need three things…

A domain name (this will be the URL or name of your blog – such as reneeshupe.com)

A web hosting account (this is where you keep the files that run your website)

Your attention for about an hour

It might take you less than an hour, but it’s a good plan to set aside 60 to 90 minutes and I’ll walk you through this whole process.

Let’s dive into the DIY Guide to Launch Your First WordPress Blog

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A Blogger’s Guide to Understanding Google Analytics

Do you have an Understanding of Google Analytics?

Is it installed on your website?

When was the last time you looked at your Google Analytics account?

Do you shy away from looking at Google Analytics because you find all that “data” just too much??

It’s time to finally get a good understanding of Google Analytics, so you can better serve your audience.

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How to Sell Your Product or Service Online (A Non-Technical Guide)

There are three things I see most often asked by my clients and in the different groups I hang out in:

Should I use WordPress, Blogger, Squarespace or what for my website?

How do I connect my MailChimp* form to my website

How do connect my product/service to my website so I can sell it on my website

*or ConvertKit, ActiveCampaign, MailerLite etc…

While I could write about which website platform to use or what to do with your email marketing service, I haven’t seen too many tutorials that cover the necessary steps to selling online.

Settle in, get comfy and make sure to pin this page to reference when you’re ready to actually make this happen.

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My Secret Crush List 2016 (& Thank You!)

I’m writing this on the Monday before Christmas, it’s my last week in my office.  At the end of the week, I’ll be taking a moment or two to enjoy some much deserved relaxation and adventures with the family during the holidays.  How do you spend your time over the holidays? Some years I’ve done some work, others I’ve totally taken a break.  It’s can be a great time to focus on your own business as so many clients are also taking time off.

No matter what you decide to do for you and your business, enjoy the balance of 2016 and take a moment to say thank you to the year that has been and welcome 2017 with renewed awe and inspiration.

2016 has been a interesting year, I spent a good portion of my time in contemplation on how I wanted to see my business evolve and I changed my mind multiple times but I’ve settled into a place that feels great and I can wait to share the new things that will be coming to this site in 2017.

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