Skip This Intro if You Already Know What Zapier Is When we take on a new Web Design, SEO, or Social Media Marketing client, I used to manually perform several client on-boarding tasks such as entering the client’s info into our CRM, adding them to our accounting software, sending them a welcome newsletter, and so on. These tasks aren’t extremely difficult, but they are time consuming admin tasks which I prefer not to spend most… continue reading »
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Wufoo forms speed up the form creation and editing process, and by using their forms theme maker, you can style Wufoo forms to look like they are part of your website. If a you can’t style a Wufoo form exactly the way that you want by using their forms theme maker (i.e. a font isn’t available in the theme maker), you can apply a stylesheet that is hosted on your website’s server or a Dropbox folder. Read this post to find out how.
Since I’ve been accepting online payments, I’ve always used Paypal Standard. It was hard not to. It was free to set up, and there was no monthly fee. Paypal takes their fee from each transaction, and that fee is 2.9% + $.30 per transaction. I used a Wufoo form on my online payments page, and when the user filled out the form, they were automatically taken to Paypal to finish the transaction. Although Paypal is known… continue reading »
Earlier this week, I was tasked with sending a newsletter out to more than 1000 of my client’s customers. Not too difficult, right? They provided me with an Excel spreadsheet of their customers’ email addresses, and I just uploaded it to MailChimp, my preferred newsletter service. Unfortunately, MailChimp had to stop the email campaign because 25 of the first 100 emails bounced. I received this warning from MailChimp: Bounce rates must be maintained at industry… continue reading »
That’s right. I said free. If you have a Google Account, you can sign up for Google Voice. You could have your Google Voice number ring all of your phones in your office. The first one to pick up gets the call. You can even have Google Voice screen your callers. If you don’t want to talk to that particular person, you can press a button to send them to voicemail.
Using a CMS like WordPress or Joomla makes updating your website easy. If your site was built using a CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, etc, then you want to protect it from malware. I remember the first time that my website was infected with malware, I started to panic. I can solve a lot of problems with WordPress, but malware isn’t one of them. I started searching and it wasn’t long until I found Sucuri… continue reading »