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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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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My Favorite (Biz) Things 2016

Last year I wrote a post about a few of my favorite things and I had so much fun sharing what I loved that I wanted to do it again this year.  The 2016 list though is going to be a bit more extensive.  You see the last few weeks I’ve been making notes of all the things I love using in my business. Now some of them, I’ve stopped using but that’s usually because I’ve outgrown the purpose of the product or service, not because I don’t like it.  Some of these products will be affiliate links, so that simply means I’ll get a bit of bonus from the company for referring you if you decide to purchase.  I’ll also indicate which items are free to use and which may have a fee or price attached to them. Ready? Let’s get to it! Planners I have a confession to …

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Zapier and IFTTT review

www.ReneeShupe.com – In this video I give you a quick run down of two automation services Zapier (https://reneeshupe.com/zapier) and If This Then That (https://ifttt.com). Learn how you can automate your life with these services. I also mentioned about Leonie Dawson’s Amazing Business Amazing Life Academy and you can learn more here: www.leoniedawson.com

Thrive Leads Plugin Review

Want more Videos from Renee? SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RedheadBusinessSols DOWNLOAD 5 Ways to Turn Web Visitors Into Clients: https://reneeshupe.com/5-things-gift Get THRIVE LEADS: Thrive Leads Note: this is an affiliate link. *** ABOUT RENEE Originally a Canadian west coast girl and now I’m from a tiny community called Daysland, AB and I help you become friends with technology. When you have an online business understanding how to use and benefit from technology can make or break your business. I help you figure out how to use the right technology for the right action. Whether you’re a DIY’r or a delegation queen understanding the fundamentals of technology will not only help you build the business of your dreams, but sustain you along the way! I’ve always had a natural talent for picking up technology quickly and I was often the quiet one in the meetings that came up with the …

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Trello How I’m Using it to Stay on Track

I share how I’m using Trello this year to meet my goals – check out the post at https://redheadbusinessgroup.com/trelloproductivity Here’s a few things I mention in the video: Want to try trello? https://trello.com/shuperenee/recommend Bullet Journal: https://bulletjournal.com

Trello Productivity Hack: How I’m using Trello to Keep Me on Track in 2015

Wow! We’re half way through the first month of 2015, doesn’t matter what you’re doing time is just going to fly so since it’s going to do that might as well make the best of this. Yesterday, I created this video about how I’m using Trello to keep me on track in 2015.  I’m using Trello in the traditional way, to manage my projects and tasks, but I’m also stretching it a bit and using it in a way – I think – that might help a few of you.   The video is about 23 minutes long, so kick back take a break and enjoy.  Oh and let me know what you think in the comments, k? Want to try trello? https://trello.com/shuperenee/recommend Join the Awesome Business Community: https://facebook.com/groups/buildanawesomebusiness Check out the 30 Day Build Your List Challenge: https://redheadbusinessgroup.com/buildyourlist Bullet Journal: https://bulletjournal.com

How the Bullet Journal cured Idea Overload Syndrome

Last week I shared with members of my list that I suffer from Idea Overload Syndrome or as I like to call it IOS and I promised I’d share a few ideas on how I handle IOS. Let’s dive in! I’m an entrepreneur, and there’s never a shortage of ideas, projects or new software I’d love to try out in my business, but for all of those ideas I don’t have the time to get it all done.  sure I could outsource and manage many of the ideas, but it’s not how I want to spend my time either. So how do I handle IOS?  I have a six step process to help me get in control of the IOS, I’ll share the first three today and then later this week I’ll save the rest. If you are suffering from IOS, your first step is to recognize it for what …

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9 Free Tools & Software to Streamline Your Business

People love quoting that nothing in life is free, but when it comes to awesome software and tools that you can put into use for your business right now, nothing could be further from the truth. There is great free software and tools available that can help you run your entire business. Open Office This is a fully-fledged open source office suite with all the functionality and bells and whistles you’re used to having with MS Office. It has word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, 3D illustrator, database, and a mathematical equation editor. It’s everything you need in an office productivity suite. Check out Open Office Operating Systems You can use a free operating system to get your computer up and going too. One of the best is Ubuntu Linux. It’s easy to install and use. You can find tons of free software and tools to install on it that works better …

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