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screencasting apps
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Screencasting apps to help capture you expertise like a pro

I’ve been trying to do more videos for my business. One thing I’ve done is launch a Youtube show. In 2019 I experimented with some Facebook lives. Sometimes we just need to be comfortable being in front of the camera. Using video can be a huge help for our business. For example, recording or taking a pic of your screen or desktop can be helpful to our customers. Screencasting is something that benefits them and helps us stand out from everyone else. There are plenty of options for screencasting, and today we are going to look at some of those

Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

A bona fide way to pay it forward using the Buy Me a Coffee plus 2 more tools

Do you remember the end of Avengers: Endgame? Of course, you do. There was a defining moment that I remember quite clearly. Our superheroes gathered around. What to at this point when it looked utterly hopeless. Thanos was still wreaking havoc. The conversation had a hint of doubt. It went something like this: Carol Danvers: So let’s get him and use to them to bring everyone back. Bruce Banner: Just like that? Steve Rogers: Yeah. Just like that. Natasha Romanoff: Even if there’s a small chance that we can undo this. I mean we owe it to everyone who’s not

Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Store your page builder layouts in the cloud and more tools

From time to time, we like to take a look at new tools for our users. This week, I am going to talk about four new tools you might be able to use in your agency business. The tools we are going to look at include a cloud storage for your page builder layouts, a new form creator with a unique twist, and Google’s latest toy to use with your WordPress website. Let’s get moving. Site Kit by Google I believe this is going to be a gamechanger for may agencies. I can remember setting up or launching a new

Using the Site Health Tools Manager Plugin
Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using the Site Health Tools Manager Plugin

WordPress 5.2 introduced the new Site Health feature for checking the health of a site. There is already a plugin to remove the Site Health feature from WordPress core in version 5.2. It is already possible to set which of the Site Health tests you would like to enable on a site using the Site Health Tool Manager plugin. Site Health Settings You can deselect which tests you do not want to run in the site health checker. The MainWP Bulk Setting extension work with the Site Health Tool Manager plugin, which means you can globally set which tests you

WORK-LIFE BALANCE
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Tools, tips, tactics to help achieve Work-Life balance as a freelancer

Earlier this year, I was gassed. I was totally in survival mode, just barely getting things completed and not taking on any new work. If you don’t know what gassed means, I am talking about being tired, exhausted. I talked to my doctor, and we decided I may need a new CPAP machine. I have had sleep apnea for about 15 years, and my machine was at least 10 years old. Anyway, I ended up getting a new sleep study, and I definitely needed a change in the pressure. In the process, I got a new machine. When you are

WORK-LIFE BALANCE
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

These three moms find work-life balance with these tools

When is the last time you got seven or eight hours of sleep? Do you work too many hours? Work-life balance is a problem among entrepreneurs and the results have consequences. Jory MacKay writes, According to a Harvard Business School survey, 94% of service professionals put in 50+ hours a week. And while some people claim long hours are necessary, study after study shows that when we lose work life balance, everyone suffers the consequences. When is the last time you only put in 50 hours a week? Burning the candle at both ends lead to problems. MacKay points out, Once we pass a certain threshold

Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three tools to help you defeat Thanos and save the universe

We are suckers for tools. I mean, we are always looking for weapons in our arsenal to help us fight against Thanos. Think about it. With a snap of his fingers, things disappear, even our Google search results! So, we have to stay on top of things. Today I’m going to point you to three new WordPress products that are launching soon. These are tools for your toolbox that may be super helpful. WPFeedback Feedback from clients is an area that is crucial to any website project. Developer Vito Peleg is in the process of launching WPFeedback which will streamline

SEO Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Crawl your website like a spider: Use these SEO tools

So, you are conducting an SEO audit. Maybe you were inspired by the article we posted on SEO audits a couple of days ago. You did your research. You found some checklists and made a list of things you want to check to get started. Your goal is to get a basic SEO health checkup for your client’s website. So, you started accumulated a list of tools you need to get started. Does that list include a website crawler? Well, today we are going to take a look at a few website crawlers to get on your way. Screaming Frog

CREATING AVATARS FOR YOUR WEB PROJECTS
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three tools to create avatars for your web projects

Do you remember ten or fifteen years ago in the internet world? You may have gone to one of the thousands of chat rooms around the internet. You may have even created an avatar that you used. via GIPHY An avatar is a representation of who we are or our fictional character. As a web professional, undoubtedly you have built a website that needed images of people. It might be for a section for the staff or some other area of the website. Web developers have used different images over the years including something like Placehold. These types of images

SEO Audit Tools
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Five SEO audit tools recommended by experts that will help you create valuable reports for your clients

Do you ever offer audits for prospects? In a recent article, we talked about three ways to use a website audit for your clients. There are different types of audits you can run for your clients or prospects and one of those types is an SEO audit. Today, we are going to talk about tools for those audits. As with any tool, these tools are a great starting point. To do a thorough SEO audit, there is a need for a structured process and a multitude of tools. In fact, an article by Robbie Richards lists 47 such tools. Another

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