Business Tips

Sharing the information you know with others online is one of the best ways to build your reputation and grow your business. Many companies have started knowledge base sites to share information with their customers and prospects. You could always start your own with these 6 WordPress themes:

base

Base: it has a clean and professional design with three styles. The theme is ready for Retina displays. It supports audio, gallery, video, and image post formats. [click to continue…]

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Photoshop should not need any introduction. It is an awesome photo editor that lets you enhance your photos easily. Photoshop has gone through many changes in the past few years. These 5 cheat sheets show you how to use Photoshop CS6 like a pro:

PS CS6

PS CS6 Cheat Sheet: an elegant Photoshop CS6 cheat sheet by ZeroLag. It shows you how to use your keyboard to become a more productive PS CS6 user.

Photoshop CS6 All-in-One For Dummies: a complete cheat sheet for this photo suite. It covers commands and shortcuts. [click to continue…]

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5 Best Web Hosts for Businesses

by cyrus on Jan 18

Finding a great web host for your business is essential if you want to keep it growing fast. Unfortunately, not all web hosts offer the same kind of service. Going with cheaper hosting solutions is usually a bad idea. You do get what you pay for. These 5 web hosts offer great service and give your business a better chance to succeed:

bluehost

BlueHost: one of the best shared hosting solutions for beginners. Their plans are affordable and great for folks who are just getting started but can’t afford premium hosting plans. It may not work for large online businesses that require custom setups though.

knownhost

KnownHost: this is a great web host for those of you who are in need of a decent VPS or dedicated hosting solution but want to get great support. They have a dedicated team and reasonable prices. [click to continue…]

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It is no secret that not everyone is a fan of Windows 8 and its new user interface. But the operating system is here to stay and has many advantages for businesses. If you are planning to upgrade to Windows 8, you should consider investing some time to learn your way around it. These 5 Windows 8 cheat sheets could help you get started:

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Windows 8 Touch & Mouse Gestures: this cheat sheet covers gestures and  commands for Windows 8. It is useful for Windows 8 tablet users. [click to continue…]

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Developing a great blog community for your visitors take a lot of time and effort. You are going to need great content to get any traction. But that’s not all. Providing your visitors with useful tools and features to help them get more value out of their visits to your site is a must as well. If you are running your website on WordPress, there are plenty of plugins you can download to enhance your blog. Here are 5 plugins to get started with:

Q&A for WordPress: adds a fully featured questions and answers section to your website. It is great for business sites and those bloggers that are looking to increase the level of engagement on their sites. [click to continue…]

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Many of us give all our content to our visitors for free. There is nothing wrong with that if you can monetize your work using ads. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. You could always charge for your premium content or leverage your fan base to take your business to the next level. These 5 WordPress plugins let you do just that:

Membership: it is a flexible plugin that lets you start a membership site using WordPress. You can still offer free content to promote your paid content. [click to continue…]

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Plenty of folks are still looking for jobs these days. Many of them refer to online resources to look for positions that fit their background. Popular blogs could always solidify their community by offering niche-specific or general job-boards. If you are running your website on WordPress, you can use these 5 solutions to put your job site together:

JobRoller: turns your blog into a job listing website. It works for job seekers and employers. It can handle your resume database effectively. [click to continue…]

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Planning to start a website or grow your existing online business? You may be able to do so for cheap. At the same time, you are going to need a set of tools to help you get your business going. Here are 5 businesses that could provide you with the tools you need to start or grow your online business:

NameCheap: in order to bring your website online, you are going to need a decent domain name for it. NameCheap not only offers cheap prices but is a fairly reliable domain registrar.

 

HostGator: finding a reliable and affordable web host can be quite challenging. You certainly don’t want to trust your website with just any company. HostGator has competitive plans and the reputation of being beginner friendly. [click to continue…]

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Google+ may not have as many users as Facebook. But if you are ignoring it for your business, you are missing a huge opportunity. Google has already integrated results from Google+ in the search engine results pages. That is expected to continue for now. It is never too late to get started with Google+ though. These Google+ cheat sheets help you get started faster:

Google+ Shortcuts & Tips: a pretty decent cheat sheet that covers Google+ tips, shortcuts, and other useful information. Think of it as a crash course on Google+. [click to continue…]

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Many businesses are realizing the importance of being involved on sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. In order to have success on these sites, you need to be very active. Promoting your social presences matters big time too. One of the best ways to promote your social presences is through your very own social toolbar. Here are 5 toolbars you can add to your site to start promoting your social presences:

Wibiya: the best social toolbar we have tested. It has everything you need to encourage your website on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It is pretty sleek and looks professional.

Foobar: one of the best WordPress plugins we have tested. It is rebrandable and lets you promote your social profiles more conveniently. It is fully customizable. [click to continue…]

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