How to Build the Beginning of Your Digital Marketing Sales Funnel

In this business environment, you need to have a digital marketing strategy because it’s the only way to reach out to those potential customers. They are […]

How to Stop Paying Fees for Your Credit Card Terminal

Every customer seems to want to pay by debit or credit card nowadays, making it seem like cash is dead. While there still be that odd […]

Web Myth: Build It and They Will Come

Since 2002, I have been building websites and, trust me, if you build a website, they won’t come. Well, they used to come, and sometimes they […]

How to speed up your WordPress website using AWS Cloudfront

When you have a WordPress site it’s important that you are optimizing your site’s images and files so that not only can your site be fast, […]

Have You Had a Digital Check-up Lately?

Your website should be an extension of your marketing. It should clearly lead your users into a sales funnel that supports the digital changes you have […]

6 ‘To-dos’ to Fill Up Your Yoga Workshop

How to Fill Up Your Yoga Workshop Marketing, yoga’s four letter word, but if you want to fill up your yoga workshop you need to know […]

How to use web automation to decrease costs and improve revenue

Ever wondered if you could leverage your website to provide ongoing revenue for your business? There are several tools that you can start using today to […]

Yes, But Why Do You Want Fries with That?

The thing is, it took me awhile to realize something really important: I've been building websites all wrong. This is because I started off asking my […]

The 5 Things You Need to Maintain in WordPress

WordPress does some pretty remarkable things and keeps you and your business looking pretty good and connected to your audience and customer base. However, like everything, […]

Free Web Workbook Just Released

I’ve just released a free Web Workbook to help business owners refine their website content to drive better leads to their website. Download the free e-book […]
WordPress Security Release – 4.2.1
A critical security release came out and needs to be installed in your WordPress site to prevent a security hole that was discovered yesterday. For more […]
Security Advisory
Recently it was announced there is a security concern with a few plugins. As of this morning all sites that I manage are up to date […]

Mobile-Gedden?

Is your website mobile friendly?

Favicon Generator

This page generates ALL the favicons you could ever need. Well, at least, all the ones that are in use right now. http://realfavicongenerator.net/ There is also […]

Belle Amie Mi-Kis – Before and After Responsive Design

I began working with Barbara at Belle Amie Mi-kis several months back putting together a custom WordPress Child theme based on an Elegant Themes theme. I […]

Balance AOM – Before and After

I worked with Anthony at Balance Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine converting his older design into a new responsive design. They had created their site using WordPress, […]

How to set up Google Analytics

Google Analytics is key to figuring out what’s happening with the traffic that comes to your site. Once installed you’ll be able to track how long […]

What is a vector graphic?

A vector graphic is the most important piece of your branding. Most businesses have graphics that are used in their day to day business marketing, like […]

Free Website Accelerator Session

Get a free Website Accelerator Session with me. Drop a note to me from my form found here and schedule a time to chat about your […]

Video Membership Sites have never been this easy to manage

Imagine working your dream, creating your own content that can be accessed by users around the world. But, it’s not just your standard YouTube posting. It’s […]

How much could you make every month on work you already did?

Let’s play with some numbers. Think about how many students, clients or followers you have. Change the numbers and just see how much addition revenue you […]

New Video Membership Solution

So, this is something new I am really excited about. My new video membership site solution is up and running and ready for your eyes to […]

What is Wix?

Honestly, that is a loaded question. Wix is a free solution for developing your website. Well, sort of “free.” Here is my free that site I set […]
Your website is a living, breathing thing.
Websites are living, breathing things. They need to be taken care of and feed regularly. They are not a poster, they are the outward representation of […]

Helping Out on a Senior Project

Just wanted to give another shout out for a great senior project by Erin. She’s trying to sell shirts to fund a prize for a lip […]

Making a Big Leap into Video Membership sites

So, I’m going to be branching out my web services to include Video membership sites.  These sites are a great way to create a revenue stream […]

Don’t get caught wearing the same dress

So, I hate to say I told you so, but really. I told you so! Seriously, these two business cards were acquired within Whatcom county. I […]

What does your business card say?

A business card is the primary identifier of you and your business. Even a simple business card should reflect your brand identity and your personality. Too […]

Christine Coder, Interior Design – WordPress Brochure site

Christine Coder came to me with a plan, to have her website live within a week. A tall order to some designers, but I was able […]

The Cobbler has New Shoes

Wow, it’s taken time, and by no means is it complete, but … I have a new web site!! Same location, on the internet at www.simonsstudios.com, […]

SEO… E, I, E, I, O!!

What is SEO? Search Engine Optimization. Simply put, it’s optimizing the writing on your website so that search engine spiders can accurately index your site based […]

I have a website, how do I get people there?

Once you have a website, the next question is, “How do I get people to look at my site?” There are a variety of options, and […]

Color – A Primary Graphic Design Component

Color – A Primary Graphic Design Component The elements of graphic design are not necessarily black and white in terms of how they are used or […]

The Importance of a Logo and How It’s Developed

A logo has long been recognized as a visual way to stay at the top of mind with customers and a way to attract new customers […]

Graphic Design Language 101 Last month, we talked about some of the terms that a graphic designer uses and which help to frame how the final […]

Speaking the Language of Your Graphic Designer

It’s been said that art is in the eye of the beholder and what it is that makes it art may be difficult for that beholder […]

Know Your Media: The Difference between Print Collateral and Web Collateral

In creating and printing marketing materials, time is often of the essence. However, there are some differences you may need to consider when planning for your […]

How Often Should I Update My Website?

The Internet and marketing for the small business owner can be confusing. Do these questions sound like something you’ve been thinking about recently? How often do […]

What is a logo and what is branding?

On the most basic level, a logo is a mark involving either a symbol or typographical mark or a combination of both. A good logo can […]

Updating Logos: When, Why, and How?

Formerly known as a logotype but commonly just called a logo, this is how most people identify a company’s name and serves as a visual symbol […]

Why do I need a website?

Depending upon how “wired” your city is, your need for a website may vary. It’s all about reaching your target audience. If you want to reach […]

Defining Branding and Deciding What to Do With It

It may seem obvious what a brand is to you. After all, you probably buy and use at least a dozen every day, especially since we […]

The ROI of Design

ROI? What’s that anyways? It’s one of those all-important business terms that stands for return on investment. Essentially, it means that for every investment you make […]