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Goodbye Writer’s Block: Small Business Content Writing Made Fast, Easy and Fun

Research shows only 9% of small business owners think their website content is very effective. But 78% of CMOs believe custom content is the future of successful marketing.

Do you struggle with what to write on your site? Here are 10 tips you can learn in under 5 minutes that actually work:

#smallbusiness #contentmarketing #entrepreneur #tipsandtricks #websites #customcontent #writersblock #blogging #WordPress #smallbusinessowners #contentisking #contentsells #marketingtips

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Best DIY Websites, Part 4: How to Add a Shop to Your Site

Welcome to Part 4 of our “Best DIY Websites” series! If you plan on using your website to sell products directly, this article is for you!

While it might seem daunting at first, especially as a beginner in web design, adding a shop to your site is something that our Weebly Drag & Drop Site Builder makes easy. And we’ve made it even easier by giving you step-by-step instructions.

If you’ve chosen a different website builder, there’s still value in reading the steps below as many of the tools out there follow a similar process. So without further ado, here’s how you add a shop to your website:

#smallbusiness #entrepreneur #websites #DIY #tipsandtricks #businessowners #mompreneurs #weebly #technology #startups #supportsmallbusiness

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Check out our latest series on "Best DIY Websites!"

Debunking the myth that you need a lot of experience or a lot of money to make a professional business website on your page at time!

Live on today's blog, a complete guide to creating a "Services" page for your site:

#smallbusiness #entrepreneur #startup #DIY #websites #tech #smallbusinessowners #howto #createyourownwebsite #youcandoit

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Best DIY Websites, Part 2: How to Add a Map to Your Contact Page

Maps are now a common feature on many websites. As you’ve probably already seen, the vast majority of maps are dynamic, meaning visitors can change the zoom and move the map around while staying on the website they’re visiting. Oh, how far technology has come from the days of digging the map out from behind your passenger side car seat and tracing your route with a pencil!

But does all of this mean it’s necessary to add a map to your website? And, if the answer to that question is yes, what’s the best way to do it?

Find out the answers, here:

#smallbusiness #entrepreneurs #websites #bloggers #DIY #websitebuilder #technology #maps #webdesign #DIYdesign

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Introducing our newest blog series, "Best DIY Websites!"

Up first, check out these must-know secrets about your Contact page. Some of the tips might surprise you:

#DIY #websites #smallbusiness

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Top 7 Tips to Creating a Stunning Homepage

It can be argued that the homepage of any website is the most important page. It’s the very first impression potential customers will have of you and your brand, and it can turn them away with just one glance. And it’s that importance behind this page that can lead to quite a bit of stress, particularly if you’re not familiar with web design. Not to mention, if you’ve attempted to design your own site already, you’ve probably found that your homepage is one of the more challenging pages to create. Don’t fret — if you follow these simple tips, you can create a stunning homepage in no time. So let’s get to it…

What’s the goal?
The goal with your homepage is to quickly appeal to visitors, then get readers interested in what you have to offer, and almost instantaneously instill a sense of trust in your brand. It has to visually explain what the purpose of your site is, and how you can help anyone who is visiting. Secondly, it should clearly highlight other areas of your site, encouraging visitors to browse beyond the homepage. Finally, your homepage should always encourage visitors to take some sort of action, such as click through to a product page, call you on the phone, or book a reservation from the site itself.

We know, it seems like a lot to ask of one page. But you really can do it with these 7 tips:

#websites #webdesign #DIYwebsites #beautifulwebsites #smallbusiness #entrepreneurs #smallbusinessowners #tipsandtricks #designers #generatetraffic #keepitsimple

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Beginner’s Guide to Building a Website, Part III: How to Edit Images for Your Website

When you’re building your website, you’re most likely going to need to edit images in order that they fit in well with your layout. Beyond that, you may want to sharpen the image, add text to it, alter the size, or crop it to remove things that are distracting or irrelevant. A common misconception among beginner’s is that all of these things require design experience and advanced skill. We’re here to tell you it doesn’t! Regardless of your experience or skill level, you can edit your own images, and learning to do so isn’t hard at all.

Here are some tips to get you started:

#DIY #websitedesign #websites #webdesign #smallbusiness #entrepreneurs #imageeditor #beginnersguide #designtips #webhosting #photoshop #canva #tinyPNG #GIMP

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Beginner’s Guide to Building a Website, Part II: Where to Get Images and Which to Choose (Without a camera!)

Welcome to Part II of our Beginner’s Guide to Building a Website! If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out Part I before reading on where we walk you through how to choose your template, determine your website’s layout, and choose the best colors for it. Once you’ve got that nailed down, the next biggest challenge for many small business owners is finding professional images and photos to make it shine — especially for those who aren’t photographers or don’t have pictures of their product to put on display.

There’s no doubt that images have become a crucial part of a successful website that people want to explore — aside from being easier on the eyes, photos make a website more relevant and can even increase conversion rates. That said, it’s just as crucial that you’re using the right images. And therein likes the challenge, right? How do you find those images? Is it possible to find them for free? How do you choose the best ones?

Those are the questions we’re answering in Part II of this series. So without further ado, please read on:

#smallbusiness #entrepreneurs #DIYwebsites #websites #stockphotos #howtobuildawebsite #webdesign #tipsandtricks #onlinesuccess #buildyoursite

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Beginner's Guide to Building a Website, Part I: Templay, Layout & Colors

We know that one of the hardest parts about being an entrepreneur or small business owner is getting up and running with a website. It can be frustrating when you’re skilled and talented in an area like health, mechanics, or culinary art…but you don’t have any web design or online skills to go along with it. We totally get it!

First things first, don’t panic. You don’t need to have a degree in web design or online marketing to have a great website that works wonders for your business. That’s literally what we’re here for — to help you succeed online, quickly and easily — without any prior experience.

Next, start following this series! We’ll be walking beginners through the initial steps of building a website, filling it with content, and making it shine.
So without further ado, welcome to Part 1: A guide to the very first steps of designing your website. It involves planning the layout and deciding on a template.

Here’s how:

#SmallBusiness #Entrepreneurs #DIY #Websites #WebDesign #BeginnersGuide #BuildYourWebsite #OnlineSuccess

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Dream Big. Win Big … Small Business Week Giveaway!

Calling all small business owners, entrepreneurs, website creators, dreamers, innovators...and anyone who has ever thought they'd like to have a website or blog, but doesn't know how or where to start and feels like it's too expensive.

This GIVEAWAY was made for you!

In celebration of #NationalSmallBusinessWeek, we're giving away our Full Service Design and Marketing package -- FREE for a year! That means one lucky winner will be assigned a professional web designer and marketer to take their site to the next level or help get it up and running!

Including a professionally designed, mobile-friendly site with custom content and imagery, plus SEO help and marketing campaign assistance, we take care of the heavy lifting for you! All you have to do is watch your dream or idea become an online reality.

As if that weren't enough...we're throwing in a free year of iPage hosting and a free domain to go with it! That's a grand prize total of over $3,000!

Entering takes less than a minute -- all you need to do is complete a quick form with your contact information. Hurry though, the giveaway closes May 7th! Learn more and enter to win here:

P.S. The fun doesn't end with a giveaway. We're discounting our Full Service product, too -- saving you $300 right now if you sign up today. So don't delay...enter to win and take advantage of these helpful savings!

#smallbusinessweek #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #giveaway #websites #onlinemarketing #blogging #seo #webdesign #webhosting #domainnames #website #savings #professionaldesign
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