While it's possible to earn a great living by providing a service, a passive income stream or two really levels off the ups and downs. Just don't buy into the myth of passive income -- make sure you understand what it really is before you … [Read more...] about How to Use Affiliate Links as Part of Your Passive Income Strategy
There are as many types of portable careers as there are expats looking to earn a living overseas. One thing most of them have in common, though, is the need for some sort of online presence. A permanent online address shows a level of stability … [Read more...] about Got a Portable Career? Your Online Presence is Mandatory. . .
It's an axiom of advertising and copywriting that people do business with those they know, like, and trust. If your business exists online, your website is the place where "know, like, and trust" starts, and you want your WordPress theme to help that … [Read more...] about A First Look at the Friendly Digital Pro WordPress Theme
I admit it, I've recently fallen in love. With a WordPress theme. It's the new Wellness Pro theme from StudioPress. Naturally, it has all the features you'd expect in a StudioPress theme. It's: Well coded Versatile Terrific typography … [Read more...] about Wellness Pro Theme: An Easy Prescription for a Healthier WordPress Site
WordPress 4.3 has just walked on stage. Named after the great jazz/blues singer Billie Holiday, WordPress 4.3 has some great new features, and one big gotcha!. First, the bad news. If your site uses old plugins, Billie might cause problems. Do not … [Read more...] about Introducing WordPress 4.3 — Let’s have a Round of Applause for Billie!
I've been hearing a lot recently about custom WordPress themes and how great they are. I don't use them, and I don't recommend them to my clients, either. Here's why. First, let's define what I mean by a "custom" theme here, because different people … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Custom WordPress Themes Waste Your Time and Money
Running a website means you're in the publishing business. And if you're in publishing, you should have an Editorial Calendar. As Copyblogger says, "An editorial calendar is just a fancy name for a pubishing schedule." The editorial calendar is … [Read more...] about CoSchedule, the Fabulous WordPress Editorial Calendar Plugin (it does Social Media, too!)
The new WordPress upgrade 4.0 has arrived, and believe it or not, it's stirred up some controversy. It's a very geeky controversy, I'll admit. Some within the WordPress community think the "4.0" designation is wrong. Usually, when a software … [Read more...] about Swing into Smoother Sitebuilding with Benny: What’s new with WordPress 4.0
In discussions with readers and clients recently, I've realized there's a lot of confusion about WordPress widgets -- what they are, and even more importantly, where they are. I admit, widgets can be confusing little beasts at times. Here's some … [Read more...] about Common WordPress Widgets and Where to Find Them
Divi, Elegant Themes "flagship" WordPress theme, has become extremely popular since its release on December 11, 2013. Since then, Divi 2.0 has hit the interwebs, and WordPress sitebuilders are falling in love with its unique building-block style of … [Read more...] about A First Look at Divi, Elegant Themes’ Flagship WordPress Theme