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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Creating presentations can help your business and show your expertise

In the past few months, I have done some presentations. In the world of a Covid pandemic, they are all virtual, of course. To be fair, I have probably been far more comfortable on a computer screen than on a stage in front of people. Following this week’s presentation at the Atarim Web Agency Summit, I reflected on lessons I have learned from my presentations. Today we are doing to discuss creating and delivering a presentation and how to get started. Why do a presentation? Before we dive into getting started with a presentation, let’s address a pressing issue. Why

web agency summit 2021
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A: Vito Peleg talks Web Agency Summit 2021 and new name

From March 23-26, Atarim (formerly WP Feedback) hosts its second Web Agency Summit. The summit features many Live Sessions, a Networking Lounge, and Virtual Sponsor Booths. The summit is free to attend, but you need to register. Think of this as a virtual WordCamp. The Web Agency Summit is designed to help agency owners build and grow a thriving web agency. Some of the presenters include Donata Stroink-Skillrud of Termageddon, Sam Mulaim, the CEO of FixRunner, Elementor creator Ben Pines, Chris Badgett of LifterLMS, Beth L Livingston of The WP Project Manager’s Academy, Davinder Singh Kainth of The WP Weekly,

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WordPress Business
Todd Jones

10 Tips to increase productivity from your home-based remote office

Recently, my friend Beth Lyles Livingston wrote an article about hygiene and its effect on productivity. I loved her article. I was inspired. So, I came up with ten tips of my own (one cross-over with Beth’s) that help with remote workers’ productivity. My tips are less about hygiene and more about various tasks. These 10 tips are true to my own experience and may also be for yours. 1. Make up your bed… Accomplishing the first task of the day A few years ago, one of those inspirational videos came out from Goalcast. It was retired U.S. Navy Admiral

WordPress Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

World of WordPress Roundup: What did you do Elementor?

Who knew that creating ads for your business might cause a stir in your industry? Well, Elementor certainly did not. Or maybe they did. The backlash from using Full Site Editing in their ad tops our roundup this month. Why was there a backlash? You will just have to keep reading to find out. We also have news from Atarim (who?) and a new add-on for Fluent Forms. Saddle up for this month’s World of WordPress Roundup. What terms can companies use in their ads? Be careful about using a term that highlights a feature of WordPress in your online

Tools: Internet Arcade
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Toolbox Roundup: Enjoy your own online video arcade

When I was teenager Todd in my sleepy little hometown of Northern Arkansas, we had a place or two where we would hang out on a Friday night. One of those places was the Playful Quarters. As you can imagine, it was a video arcade. I would imagine we had a couple of dozen video games in that place. We spent our time going from one game to the next or watching one of our buddies play. There would be TVs on the wall playing episodes of Night Trax. Night Trax played music videos on Friday and Saturday nights. This

selling wordpress maintenance
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Use these tactics to help you sell more WordPress maintenance packages 24/7

What if you could have a salesperson on staff who can sell your maintenance plans all day long? Well, you do. If you have a website maintenance service page, you have a salesperson who works 24/7 for you. And that is why it is so important to make it as good as you possibly can. Today we will look at three tactics that can help you sell more WordPress maintenance packages 24/7. Start with the problem – no, really, just do it. When my dad was a young man, it was expected that guys took care of their cars’ maintenance.

10X about page
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three things to make your About Page 10x better when you don’t have a story

Writing an About Page can be a big challenge. Nevertheless, it is almost always the second most viewed page on your website. Therefore, it is crucial you write one that works well. Now, I am a big fan of having a compelling story on your About Page. But, what happens when you don’t have one? You see, it takes skill and an interview to draw out the best story about your company. And, for the record, a chronological telling of your company story is rarely compelling. So, if you are launching a website for a client and need a better

February Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

February Roundup: A Landing Page crash course for FREE and more

In today’s roundup, we take a look at five resources to help boost your business in February. How about learning about landing pages from the Queen of Conversions? Check.  Need help promoting your customers to blog? We got it. Hosting a virtual summit soon? Yup, we have a resource for that too. Are you looking for a new way to monitor plugins and themes? Yup. Do you need to spin up a new WordPress instance for a quick test? We have that too. You’ve come to the right place this week. Bridget Willard recently launched a plugin to help business

Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Fun tools for when you need to squander some time

Sometimes we find ourselves overwhelmed. I know I do. Overwhelmed with the pressures of work and what we need to do. It can be beneficial just to do something for fun, not to be productive. We all have our ways of escape. Maybe we play games, go for a walk, climb mountains, bike across Europe, or watch sports. Those all take time, and we need to take that time. But sometimes we need a shorter break. We need to have fun playing with an app that leaves us unproductive. Today I have a few tools that you might take a

customize your mainwp dashboard
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The easy way to customize your MainWP Dashboard

Earlier this month, someone in the MainWP Users Facebook Group created a post asking to see member’s MainWP dashboard. Several shared how they made changes to the look of their MainWP dashboard, and I wondered if this was something I could do. Turns out, yes, I could do it. So, I pestered … pinged Keith Crain to give me the lowdown real quick. Keith did a good job helping me discern what I needed to use, the MainWP Custom Dashboard Extension. The extension is included with Pro. Note: The Custom Dashboard Extension is different from the MinWP Code Snippets Extension.

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