Archives for the ‘Advice’ Category

More available domain names for Wichita

By • Aug 28th, 2008 • Category: Available Domain Names

I’m back with my second list of available domain names perfect for Wichita businesses and entrepreneurs, plus another search engine optimization tip for once you register your new domain. Last time I shared 25 available Wichita domains from my list of 300. Here are another 25 that are equally as good. Again I ask you […]

Available domain names – Wichita edition

By • Aug 26th, 2008 • Category: Available Domain Names

Last night I shared several domain names I was surprised to find available for the taking, which generated a pretty significant buzz among my readers. This post convinced me to share another list I have been working on – available Wichita domain names. Those of you who are familiar with what I do for a […]

Available domain names I can’t believe are still available (and new business ideas!) Pt. 1

By • Aug 24th, 2008 • Category: Available Domain Names

I have become a bit of a domain name investor recently and started providing free appraisals on a couple domain name forums. After seeing several decent domain names and many horrible ones, I set out to find names I see as valuable that are not yet registered. I don’t have the time or resources to […]

How to make web 2.0 badges WITHOUT your pirated copy of Photoshop

By • Aug 15th, 2008 • Category: Advice

Materials needed The Gimp Shape Paths plugin Web 2.0 Gradients for Gimp Without going into great detail, a while back I found the need to come up with a flashy web 2.0 style button for my employer’s website. I am not a graphic designer, and the designer we do have isn’t very up to speed […]

A few tips on website security

By • Aug 3rd, 2008 • Category: Advice

Jump to the end for my tips, or read for the entire story… For the first time in a long while I actually had fun at my regular job. This happened Friday, and happened because I got the opportunity to take advantage of an unsecured website. Recently at my job (I am in marketing) I […]

What to put on a small business website

By • Apr 13th, 2008 • Category: Business

Last time I wrote about finding a professional domain name for your small business, but failed to mention what you should put on it once you have one. To most people – myself included – coming up with the domain name and running the business is the easy part – it’s figuring out what to […]

Search Engine Marketing is Easy

By • Apr 10th, 2008 • Category: Business, Daily Life

I haven’t been able to mention anything about the baby recently because we’ve been so busy. When I’m not at home I have been busy at work too. Kaden is home now and is doing fine. We had to stay a night at the hospital last Monday so we could bring him home. He had […]

Have a professional domain name

By • Mar 31st, 2008 • Category: Business

One of the simplest things you can do to give your business a professional image is to get a professional domain name, and when I say professional I mean something appropriate, related to your company name, and preferably a .com, .net or .org. Even though they are cheap and appear fancy, I highly recommend not […]

Use a P.O. Box

By • Mar 18th, 2008 • Category: Business

If you are doing business from home maybe you should consider getting a P.O. Box. While many residential addresses can not be distinguished from commercial ones, there is extra security in having a P.O. Box – especially if your business is one that does not require a lot of face-to-face interaction. It also gives your […]

Use a separate phone number

By • Mar 17th, 2008 • Category: Business, Daily Life

If you are doing business from home or use your cell phone for both business and personal calls, consider getting at least a separate number to use for business purposes. You may be doing business from home, but you want to give callers the impression you are hard at work somewhere in an office. Nothing […]