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Self confidence

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Having a lack of self confidence of a low self esteem can affect nearly all areas of your life. If can affect you while out with friends, while giving a presentation and while meeting new people, to name but a few. Confidence issues can be brought about for many different reasons and over time they become so common place that we just expect them to happen. If you are dealing with confidence issues at the moment you will understand just how it can affect your life and sometimes even stop you from doing things that you really want to. Some people allow it so affect them in getting a promotion or meeting new people do. I have met people that still haven’t found a husband or wife in their 40’s as they say that they are just too shy. I have put together a list of some of the tips that I give to my clients to help them regain their confidence.

1. Surround yourself with positivity… Positive, enthusiastic and passionate people are contagious. Surround yourself with them and allow their confidence to brush off on you. By being around positive people we will learn how they confidently deal with things in their life that would throw us off course.

2. Create a new image… This is a fantastic tip that will leave you feeling great. Go out and get a whole new image that oozes with confidence, new clothes, new hairstyle or better posture. When you have this new image you can act up to it with confidence and allow the new you to be born.

3. Watch what you say to yourself… We all talk to ourselves as we think about things. We say things like, ‘Oh I can’t afford that!’ This type of inner talk can be quite negative as it closes our mind to finding a solution. Instead saying something like, ‘How could I afford that’, allows you to use your brain for thinking and ultimately finding a solution.

4. Make a change… Move career, house or make new friends. If you find that an element of your life is causing you lack if confidence – change it! Remember though that you set the limit on what is impossible, so open up your mind and consciously decide what you can and can’t do rather that just relying on your emotions to make these decisions for you.

I hope that you put this small collection of tips to good use and get the confidence that you deserve and desire. I wish you the very best of luck and success. Cliff Petry

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Self Love

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Self Love

Love we gain freedom by giving it, and he who bestows faith gets it back with interest. To bargain and stipulate in love is to lose.

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Tips to Prepare for a New WordPress Site

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Tips to Prepare for a New WordPress Site

Although WordPress was initially created as a platform for bloggers, it has grown into one of the most popular websites for artists, business owners, writers, and more.
Because of its ease of use, affordability, and array of themes and plugins, companies all over the world are turning to WordPress for their professional website needs.
Getting started on your own WordPress website is relatively simple, but the following tips will help you prepare beforehand:

1. Figure out What Layout and Color Scheme You Want:

There are thousands of professionally created themes you can choose from on WordPress. Take to time to pursue as many as you like to get an idea of the type of layout you want your website to have. For color schemes, many businesses will typically choose their store or brand colors, but feel free to also decide on something that’s eye-catching yet appropriate for your industry.

2. Decide What Type of Content You Want on Your Page:

It’s a good idea to decide on the type of content you want on your page beforehand so that you’ll have a description in mind of how you want your website to be.
For example, you’ll probably want to create content on your services, products, business hours, location, and any frequently asked questions. Additionally, however, think about blog topics, industry-relevant tips, and tutorial content that would benefit your website.
3. Decide How Blog Posts Will be Laid Out:
Blogs are an important part of a business website and should be placed prominently so that consumers can easily find it. Once you’ve figured out your layout design, choose a space in the layout that would be ideal for your blog posts.
Some companies choose to place their blog posts on a sidebar (see below for more details) of the main webpage while others place them at the top. Wherever you decide to place your blog posts, make sure that it’s easy for others to access.
4. Decide if You Want a Sidebar:
A sidebar is a unique way to prominently place important information on the left-hand or right-hand side of a website.
As previously mentioned, a sidebar can be used to categorize your blog posts, but it can also be used to put your product information, archives, and photos in order.
In addition, sidebars provide a place for your widgets, such as calendars, social network sharing, and more.

5. Decide Who Will Design Your Site:

WordPress has several different themes to choose from. However, if you need a site customized specifically how you want it, you’ll need to decide on a web designer; preferably a professional who is experienced in WordPress design.
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Tips to Keep Your WordPress Site Secure

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Tips to Keep Your WordPress Site Secure

With over 60 million active websites across the globe, WordPress is one of the most popular platforms on Internet. Yet, because of the sheer amount of WordPress members along with its ease of use, WordPress is sometimes a target for hackers.
However, there are several ways that you can keep your site secure.

1.Choose a Strong Password:

A strong password is a must for any account you have, including WordPress. Unfortunately, some people choose simple passwords or a general password they use for all of their accounts.

It’s imperative to create an original password that’s mixed with a variation of letters, symbols, and numbers. Hackers use password crack tools, and if you have a common password, it makes it easy for hackers to attack and compromise your website.

2. Backup:

You should always back up everything on your WordPress website regularly. Although your website hosting company may help, it’s recommended to find a powerful backup plugin.

For example, Updraft Plus is a free tool provided by WordPress that backs up all of your data into your chosen destination, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, SFTP, FTP, and much more.

3. Choose a Strong Webhost Company:

There are arrays of webhost companies available, and people often get confused as to which one to use.

It’s important to do you research before deciding on a webhost company as there are many companies that don’t utilize web security tools. Make sure you choose a webhost that not only offers security tools, but also monitors your website for threats.

4. Delete Plugins You Don’t Use:

If you’ve installed a plugin you don’t want or if you’ve replaced an old plugin with a better one, make sure you delete the plugins you no longer use. While it’s simple to click the “Deactivate” button to stop the plugin, that isn’t enough to keep your website safe.

Keep in mind that although you’ve deactivated the unused plugin, if you don’t delete it as well, you are leaving codes on your server. This is an open invitation for hackers to exploit your website. Always press the “Delete” key after you’ve deactivated unused plugins.

5. Use a Secure Server Only:

When you login to your WordPress account, make sure you are using a secured, wired Internet connection. If you a use a wireless Internet connection be certain that it has secure encoding and data encryption. Accessing your account from public places that offer free Wi-Fi makes your website vulnerable to hackers.

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How WordPress Sites Can Save You Money

How WordPress Sites Can Save You Money

You may think that in order to have a professional company website, a lot of money needs to be invested. However, there are a variety of added options that make maintaining a WordPress website cost-effectively. [gd_products 31]
WordPress makes it simple for even novices to manage high-quality business websites, while getting more leads at the same time.
The following are some of the more prominent ways in which WordPress sites can save you and your company money:
WordPress Themes
One of the most important features of WordPress is its endless variety of professional themes that are affordable for designers. Because of this, they are generally able to charge businesses less than they would for a fully-coded custom-designed HTML websites.
Regardless of what industry you are in, there are several WordPress themes to that will accurately and professionally represent your brand. The best part is that these themes can be fully-customized to meet your company’s need. This is where the services of a professional WordPress designer will work in your favor.
Quick and Easy Updates
Sometimes, businesses need to make quick, simple updates to their websites quite often. This can include tasks such as adding an image or posting an article.
Many are forced to contact their web designer to make these small changes, which means a nice hefty fee in some cases. But with a WordPress website business owners and/or staff can easily make these changes on their own.
Plugins and Widgets
Plugins and widgets are software you can add to your site to enhance it, such as web advertising, social media integration, Google Analytics, and much more. Instead of requiring extensive HTML coding to include these features, WordPress contains ways to make these enhancements with a few clicks of a mouse.
SEO-Friendly
WordPress is designed to be SEO-friendly with many ways to make optimizing your site fairly simple. All you need to do is consistently update your company website with quality content and appropriate keywords.
In addition, WordPress allows you to categorize your content into relevant topics which makes it easier to interlink your pages.
Furthermore, adding images to WordPress is a simple process, and you’ll be able to add a title and description to each picture for added SEO benefits.
As a result, optimizing your website becomes a lot less labor-intensive, which means your overall costs for generating more online exposure is reduced.
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WordPress and Social Media

WordPress and Social Media

With the explosion of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, small companies might be wondering if they even need a business website.
Since social media sites offer many of the tools that a website offers, it may seem that social networking has now replaced the traditional business websites; but there are several things that a professional business website can offer that social media cannot.
However, WordPress makes linking social media to your company website easier than any other platform. Not only that, but going forward, your website and social media can work together to help you get more eyes on your business.
Here are some reasons you will always need a company website, in addition to social media:
You Are the Owner
When you create a WordPress website, you become the owner of it. Since WordPress is a content management system (CMS), it will never be sold and you’ll always have your own domain name. Although social media is a powerful way to engage with customers and bring in new business, all of your content placed on a social media site will be associated with the site’s brand.
You Are in Control
On social media sites, users have an array of options, such as games, chats, pictures, and other business pages they can visit. With your own business website, you control everything that happens.
There are no “social” features that distract your visitors, keeping the focus on your products and services. Additionally, readers won’t be bogged down with competitor advertisements.
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The Credibility Factor
While social media certainly helps your image via customer engagement and support, nothing can replace the authority that a high-quality, professional website brings.
Having your own professional website and consistently loading it up with quality content can boost your credibility and ultimately drive in new business.
Keep in mind, however, that the best course of action is into incorporate social media into your business website. This way, you will have the best of both worlds.
You’ll be able to identify yourself as true leader in your industry through social engagement, as well as a professional website that accurately represents your brand.
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Tips for Claiming Your Restaurant’s Local Directory Listings

Tips for Claiming Your Restaurant’s Local Directory Listings

If you have started an online marketing campaign for your restaurant, then one of the first things you will want to do is to claim your restaurant’s local directory listing.
These listing have replaced the old “Yellow Pages” and are one of the main ways in which customers look for restaurants today. In order to make sure your establishment shows up whenever potential customers search for a place to eat in your area, claim your restaurant’s local directory listings on as many platforms as possible.
This is similar to applying to be in the Yellow Pages; but it’s different in the fact that it’s digital. Fortunately, for restaurant owners, with a few simple tips, this process can actually be quite easy.
Claiming on Google
This is one of the first and most important places to claim your restaurant’s local directory as it is often the most-used directory. Log on to https://www.google.com/business/placesforbusiness/ and fill out the information. Make sure that you include information about hours, specials and menus. The more information you post, the better. 
Yelp Local Directory
Many diners will turn to Yelp when considering a restaurant or to review one they have visited before. Go to https://biz.yelp.com/claiming to create a listing. After you have created a listing, make sure that you check back to read comments. This is a great way to see if there have been any issues in your establishment and to address both positive and negative reviews.
Foursquare
Many social media savvy restaurants are using Foursquare to help promote their companies. This a great, free way to help promote your business. Go to http://business.foursquare.com/listing/ to create a listing.
After you have claimed listing here, make sure you are using your listing. Update your information and photos and stay engaged with your customers.
Remember, these listings are like free advertisements so you will want to make sure that you are using these free resources accordingly. These listings can quickly promote any SEO campaign and help get the word out about your establishment. The more reviews and posts connected to the listing, the higher Google will rank you on their search engine results.
In other words, the more engaged you are with your listings, the better results you will get; resulting in a stronger, more visible online presence.
Remember, these listings are the base for any online marketing campaign; so take them seriously as they can pay off tremendously for your restaurant. Bought to you by Clifford Petry Owner at CliffatGoodlandLLC Inc. Your Local Business Consultant. Google Local Guide Clifford Petry

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A Poorly Designed Site Can Cost You Customers

A Poorly Designed Site Can

Cost You Customers

No matter how professional your company is or how strong your services are, a poorly designed website could cost you more than you think.66
Nowadays, your website may be the first thing that consumers see before making a purchasing decision.
People are turning to the Internet to find products and services now more than ever.
If you’re unsure if your website is up to the standards of consumers, there are several telltale signs…
* Subpar Functionality: It’s important to ensure that all your links, videos, and graphics are running smoothly at all times. In some cases these issues may be unbeknownst to you, but make sure you’re proactive and get a problem repaired as soon as possible.
* User Experience: Consumers want websites that are easy to use yet still provide eye-catching options. For example, a simple link that directs them to a product isn’t as pleasing a link highlighted in blue, with a beautiful picture and a product description beside it.
In addition, service information and products should always be easy to find. Obscure, hard-to-find information is a disappointment to consumers as they want to find things as quickly and as effortlessly as possible.
* Categories: Your website should be designed with categories for each product and/or service you offer. This not only helps your site look cleaner, but it also ties into the user experience, making it simpler to find information.
If your products and service information is scattered sporadically throughout your website with no order, then your site probably needs an overhaul.
* Font Size, Text, and Search Boxes: Outdated text, hard-to-read fonts, and websites without a prominently placed search box all plays a part in a poorly designed website.
If your website isn’t designed in a user-friendly way, you run the risk of not only losing potential paying customers, but also current customers as well.
* Consumers do research before they make purchasing decisions, whether in-store or online. If your website isn’t designed with the customer in mind, these consumers can easily move on to a similar business with a better website.qtq80-AmJKbD
* Word gets around easily online, especially via reviews. If someone has a difficult time on your website, there is a good chance that this information will be shared with others.
* Most people don’t return to a difficult website, including, in some instances, current customers.
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Freebie tricks

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Viruses
Free software infected with viruses and Trojans. You will need a good antivirus and make sure you have always the latest updates. Only download files from respected sources and you should be just fine. You can get some free stuff on our website. We try to test all freebies first.

Server security holes
If you run a website, be aware of any holes that may expose you to hacking. A security hole can make someone else take control of your website and use it for illegal purposes and guess what… you will face the consequences. Avoid as much as possible open-source software, specially if it’s not updated for a long time.

Trial subscriptions
Those are freebies that aren’t really freebies. They usually ask for your financial information in order to get access to that particular freebie. Open your eyes wide when you enter such information… every respectable website should have a security certificate on that page. Check it and see if the certificate is genuine. Do not enter PayPal details on pages outside WWW.PayPal.com, do not enter moneybookers details on pages outside www.moneybookers.com. Check the domain and if you spot something wrong get out of there and report them.

Shipping and handling
A freebie that require you to pay for shipping and handling isn’t really free anymore, is it? That don’t mean is not worth it… I would pay shipping and handling for a free plasma TV. But this can also be a trick… watch the domains that ask for credit card details the same way as for trial subscriptions. If anything looks suspicious, do not enter any financial details.

Email
When you try to access freebie directories, you still have to register and provide them with your email address. Look for privacy policy… some websites will sign you up for tones of spam newsletter and some will even sell your email address. An active email address is worth from 0,05$ up to 5$ on the black market. You all know what i mean… pharma stores that spawn everywhere, dating websites that send you 5-6 emails a day and so on.

The bottom line is that you are your best antivirus. Just keep your eyes open and don’t click any link that pops in front of your eyes. Read, think and analyze everything.