Be the best, do what you do bestJune 28th, 2016

Blog Post: Be the best, do what you do best

Do What You Do Best

In this day and age we tend to get involved with lots of different things. For instance, to manage a website these days, you need to be part web designer, part web developer, part SEO specialist, part social media specialist, part email marketing specialist, advertising specialist, marketing specialist, etc, etc. If you are a small business trying to take care of all these tasks, you probably aren’t doing what you do best, taking care of what differentiates you from your competition. This is a fatal flaw, which is part the fault of these do it yourself websites promising and rarely delivering results. While it sounds like a good inexpensive solution, the web is far too complex to throw up a quickie website against the wall and think you will find a pot of gold. Ok, not the best mixed metaphor, but you get the point. As we all have been taught or learned the hard way, quick and cheap rarely ends up profitable.

Find Your Niche

So what I advise to young people today is to find your niche, and be the best in the world at that. For me, That is website maintenance. We are the best in the world at website maintenance. We turnaround most support requests the very same day. People are amazed at our turnaround time. So all these things I mentioned, they are all part of my daily life, in my role as a webmaster. Now while it’s true, I do wear many different hats, what has gotten me this far is being the very best at one particular aspect, and that is website maintenance. I offer my clients a one stop for all their needs, so they don’t need to hire different agencies for design, development, marketing, advertising, etc. They just hire us.

Tailor Made, Not Cookie Cutter

We tailor our support plans for our clients based on needs. Where as larger companies may need unlimited support, a small non-profit may only need a couple of hours. We will design a plan to achieve all your web & social media goals. Once fits all may work with certain article of clothing, but so much for web maintenance.

In Conclusion

You have gotten where you are by doing what you do best. You have hired the best people around you, lawyers, accountants and vendors. So when it comes to designing, developing and managing your website, do the same. Hire the best. In the long run you will be happy you did. (And save oodles of headaches).  Contact us if you have any questions.

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10 Free Tools to Help Bloggers/Webmasters/ProgrammersApril 26th, 2016

10-free-toolsWe did a post a while back in which we shared some tools we use on a daily basis to make our lives managing websites easier. We have an updated list and hope you find these time saving/helpful sites as beneficial as we do. Best of all, they are free to use.

1) Embed Responsively – This is a great site for those of you who are embedding video and want to make sure it is responsive. This not only works for YouTube, it embeds all different types of video.
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2) Character Count Online – This easy tool is great for writing tweets. It counts characters including spaces, words, paragraphs and whitespace.
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3) ConvertCase.com – This site saves me time as some clients love the cap lock. This site converts case and has several options.
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4) Text Fixer – This site can do a variety of tasks to help you on a daily basis. It can alphabetize things, put in numerical order, remove dupes and more.
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5) Am I Responsive – This cool little site shows what your site will look like on various devices, from desktops to pads and SmartPhones.
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6) LastPass Password Generator – In today’s world, it is no longer ok to have easy passwords that hackers can figure out. This tool will generate long, safe passwords with a variety of options.
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7) PHP Beautifier – If you code your own PHP or just have a WordPress site that others write code for, one thing is for sure: At some point you or someone else will need to go into the code. Many programmers are great at writing code but do not format their code properly. This makes it hard for those who come afterwards. This tool will beautify your code and make it easier to edit for the next person tasked with editing.
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8) Unsplash – We all at times have to use stock photos. Some sites are so full of overused images, you cringe just looking at them. This site offers 10 free images every 10 days. And they aren’t your typical shots. They are spectacular and can be used for any project. I used one of their images for this post :).
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9) Lorem Ipsum – When we build websites, we don’t always have the text we need to complete the pages. Rather than have blank pages, I prefer to use placeholder text. This tool allows you to generate words, characters, bytes. The text is derived from Latin literature from 45 BC. It is the perfect placeholder as people don’t get caught up reading and commenting on the words.
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10) SSL Analyzer – This tool will tell you if your SSL certificate is valid and also will give you a lot of information about your certificate.
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Have any great time saving sites you’d like to share? Add a comment below.

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