Picking the best web hosting

How to Pick the Best Website Hosting for Your Situation

One of the first steps to setting up your own website or blog is to determine where it will live on the Internet – formally called hosting or web hosting. This guide is everything you need to know to get started. Want to get right to work? Skip ahead to the recommendations. Table of Contents: […]

How to pick a domain name

How to Choose a Domain Name: 10 Steps to Uncover Your Best Ideas

While I could be snarky and say: “Step #1: go to Namecheap, type in a url, click purchase. You’re done!” That’s not why you’re here! Buying the domain name is the easy part. It’s picking a domain that can be tricky. Often times your business or name will already be taken, sometimes it makes sense to […]

Domain name email address

How To Set Up an Email Address at Your Domain

One of the first things you probably think about when you’re setting up a new business is “I need a website!” Another important thing to get nailed down right away is an email address at your new domain name. There are several reasons to have an email address with your domain name in it. Why? First off, […]

10 Essential WordPress Plugins

“What WordPress plugins do I need?” is a question I get asked frequently. While there a ton of great plugins that fit unique people and situation, here are my top 10 baseline plugins that I recommend installing first thing on most WordPress blogs. WordPress Plugins and Widgets: What’s the Difference? Plugins: A WordPress Plugin is […]

How To Write SEO-Friendly Blog Post Titles: A 5-Step Checklist

SEO (search engine optimization) has a bad reputation these days. To non-technical folks it can seem confusing and we often hear a lot of mixed messages about the dos and don’ts. SEO doesn’t have to feel impossible and by learning and applying little bits at a time, you’ll be doing your words a favor by […]