I almost quit my business…

In September, it will be my 10th anniversary of working online and last month I seriously considered quitting my business. I’ll get into the why in a moment, but the reality is as a business owner these thoughts happen all the time. ALL THE TIME and if you don’t experience self-doubt, frustration and even some anger when you’re building your business then I believe you’re doing something wrong. My reason for thinking of quitting… I disappointed a client in a way that hit me to my core. It is someone I respect and admire. I’m so excited to see the strides she’s made in the recent months, yet I dropped the ball for her and we’re no longer working together. It’s happened to me before AND as much as I hate to admit it, it will probably happen again, this crap happens and usually happens for a reason. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT… This experience helped me get clarity, sure I wallowed in my own self-doubt and pity for probably longer than I should have. But it’s okay. I’ve come out …

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2018 Step by Step Guide to WordPress Security

WordPress Security, you’ve likely seen updates from Google about keeping your website secure.  Maybe you’ve even had your site hacked or infected with malware.  Wordpress, makes it easy for you to blog, sell digital or tangible products, update your website, and so much more. But like every other type of software, WordPress can be vulnerable to attack if you aren’t paying attention to your website security.

Today’s article will talk about all the different things you need to consider when maintaining and securing your website.  Let’s get to it!

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Choosing the Right Web Host for Your Blog

Many new solopreneurs and beginning marketers feel intimidated when it comes to choosing the right web host. But if you plan on doing business on online, then a domain name and a great web host are essential. These two things will form the foundation of your online business. If you choose a bad host, then that foundation is at risk for crumbling.

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How to Setup the Yoast SEO Plugin

My friend, Jennifer Snyder of WomenWinningOnline.com reached out the other day and asked if I had an article about how to setup the Yoast SEO plugin and as coincidence would have it I am working on a hefty post about SEO or Search Engine Optimization in general and it was going to include a section on Yoast.  I decided that I would write up my how to for Yoast SEO  and provide a how to now, rather than wait for my SEO post to get published.

This article will cover why you want to be using Yoast SEO on your WordPress website and I will also cover the basics of getting your Yoast SEO plugin set up as well.  I’ll even touch on those pesky red, yellow, and green circles and how important they are, if at all. This article will not be covering the basics of SEO, but will focus on how to setup and use the Yoast SEO plugin effectively.

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WordPress vs Wix? Which Is Best For Your Website.

EVERY DAY, yes every day while I’m networking online I see a question similar to this…

Why WordPress over Wix? I am a beginner blogger and find WIX easier to use than WordPress (I did fool around with WordPress at first). However, as a beginner I’m not opposed to switching over to WordPress if its as inexpensive and easy to use. So what makes it better?

I see some variation of this question asked a lot in the different blogging Facebook Groups and thought it a good time to address it here.

Why Choosing WordPress or WIX Matters

The simple answer is, if you want to create a lifestyle business that supports your choice on how you want to live then you need a platform that’s going to support that dream.  I’ll touch on the different platforms a bit later in this article.

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Discover How To Automatically Start Driving More Website Traffic

Welcome to Part Three of my WordPress Website Traffic Blueprint article series, where I share how to create an automated web traffic machine using WordPress.

In Part One of this article series, we explained why using an expertly configured WordPress website is the key to generating automated traffic …

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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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