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3 sales tips
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

3 tips to improve your sales mindset as an entrepreneur

“Always be closing!”   Those are the words of Alec Baldwin’s character in the 1992 film Glengarry Glen Ross. In the film, his character, Blake, shows up to whip the salesmen in shape to be better salespeople. The promise was that management would fire all but two of the salesmen in a week. Only two will remain, the two with the top two leads and closing. So, the salesmen set off to close the most sales and often used “questionable” tactics. Most people have an image of sales being like these swindlers. People also think of slimy car salesmen. Thus,

June roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

June Roundup: No more IE 11, StudioPress, WordCamp Europe and more

In this month’s roundup, we take a look at new StudioPress news, WordCamp Europe (next week!), changing search engines, improving your website strategy, and optimizing your WordPress site for SEO without a plugin. Saddle up, my friend. We are going riding. No more IE 11 – WordPress news Mark this down as good news. Now we can be done with Internet Explorer forever! Oh man, I struggled to make sites IE friendly several years ago. I wouldn’t say I like doing sites for anyone anymore, just myself.  This is what WordPress.org says, “Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) was released over 7

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The May Toolbox: A little CSS magic, an Instagram Uploader and a brand new WordPress plugin

When I grew up in rural Arkansas, we went fishing a lot, especially when we stayed with my grandpa on his farm for a week. One of the things you absolutely had to have when fishing is a tackle box. In that box, you have necessary things like lures, extra hooks, and more. As digital marketers, we have to have a toolbox. Each month, we take the time to talk about what goes in our tackle box or our toolbox. In today’s May Toolbox, we will look at how to use CSS magic, a new (to me) screencasting app, a

summits and wordcamps
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Here are a few summits and WordCamps to attend in the next few months

With the world still dealing with COVID issues, conferences and WordCamps are still going virtual. On the one hand, it allows everyone to attend something they may not have previously. On the other hand, we miss out on the opportunity to go to places like Bolivia, Japan, and Europe. Hopefully, we can begin attending in-person events by 2022. This week, I learned that one conference in the digital space is planning to return to an in-person meeting by November. This may be a good sign for the future. Regardless, we have several conferences and WordCamps coming in the next few

Featured image: Page Builder Summit 2021
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Page Builder Summit 2021 kicks off May 10th introducing more users to page builders

Anchen le Roux and Nathan Wrigley are back this with their second Page Builder Summit. The summit was well attended in October of last year and will surely be so this year. The two are hosting 35 industry experts who are focused on helping you take advantage of the many page builders to grow your business. The summit is, of course, free, and it kicks off on Monday, May 10th, 2021. The summit lasts through the remainder of the event. Presentations are recorded, and presenters and hosts will be available during each session. Nathan was kind enough to answer some

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: Video, FLoC and Page Builder Summit

In this month’s World of WordPress roundup, we talk about a funny video by Brainstorm Force, a plugin for Beaver Builder users, FLoC, and the upcoming Page Builder Summit. Let’s ride. Giddy up. Weaks vs. WordPress, a video for fun Weaks vs. WordPress – Video Put this one down in the fun category. The team at Brainstorm Force to a jab at Wix and their commercials in a video. It features two people discussing this new website builder called Weaks.  The video digs into the conception of an easy-to-use designer versus important functional features like SEO-friendly and bug-free. The video

mainwp help
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

New to MainWP? Here’s where to find help

New to MainWP? Welcome to the family! We are happy you are here. Now, I know, I know, sometimes getting started with MainWP is like drinking from a firehose. There is so much to learn. Maybe you are tempted to put it off for a while because some other platforms are already set up, and you just start clicking buttons. Some have put it off and eventually came back to MainWP. Yeah, you will have to spend some time learning a bit and bridging the gap, but it is well worth your time. But, it’s not like you don’t have

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The April Toolbox: We are talking 3D icons and Reddit.

In today’s edition of Toolbox, we will take a look at 3D icons, Reddit Mania, a backlink tool, and a freelance calculator. Additionally, we are going to talk about a little bit of Toolbox news. So sit back and enjoy. 3D icons that will pop 😉 Icons. There are tons of packages out there. Some are free; most are relatively inexpensive. An icon can really help you communicate your idea visually. I recently came across a set that caught my attention. The 3D icons are something I haven’t seen before. To be honest, I can’t tell if they are really

three big ideas
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

3 Big Ideas to guide your business and marketing

It seems that Wix has recently attempted to launch some kind of campaign. They sent Bose headphones to several WordPress influencers. They used it to give them a QR Code (who uses those anyway?) that takes these influencers (developers) to a video that talks about complaining or something. It was pretty bizarre. Who knows what Wix was trying to accomplish. They seemed to try their hand at influencer marketing with a twist, I guess. Mark that down as one I never heard. WordPress influencers seemed to think they were trying to trash WordPress, so the tactic didn’t land well.  

WordPress Roundup: Jukebox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: Blocks, retirement, newsletters and jukebox

What’s playing on your jukebox? Do you know what a jukebox is? Today a jukebox is Youtube, Spotify, or Apple Music. Currently, mine is playing Steve Earl, Copperhead Road. These days I’m paying a lot of Van Halen because I am fascinated by the Eddie Van Halen story. He was one of the best rock guitarists. He was innovative, as I learned during an interview he had in 2015. “Necessity is the mother of inventions.” That was certainly the case with Eddie Van Halen. In today’s WordPress roundup, we talk about a new jukebox in the WordPress world as well

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