A New Look for Can the Clutter

Can the Clutter

Jan Lehman contacted me last fall to discuss some content and design changes for her Can the Clutter website. The site was very narrow by today’s standards, forcing visitors to scroll to read even short blog posts. In addition, she was no longer happy with the bright colors. Jan’s original designer had created her custom […]

See the amazing difference a website redesign can make

website redesign

It’s no longer enough just to have a website. Trends are changing constantly, and it doesn’t take long for your website design to look dated. Even if your prospective clients don’t know or care about what’s in style this year, if your website doesn’t project your professional image and your personal brand, it’s not going […]

Creating a Bilingual Website

Alison Lush, Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization

If you’re bilingual or multilingual, letting potential clients know you can serve them in their own language can give you a significant edge over your competition. Diana Vela and Heather Shute did this by creating a Spanish page on their Moving On Organizing website. The ability to serve clients in their own language can be […]

How to Achieve Higher Search Rankings with WordPress SEO

How-to achieve Higher Search Rankings with WordPress SEO

Nearly everyone I talk to wishes they could get higher search rankings, but most solopreneurs can’t afford to invest hundreds of dollars every month for SEO services. My guest today is WordPress expert Tracey Jones, with a few strategies for enhancing your site and improving your search engine results. Why do you even blog? Don’t […]

How long does it take to create a website?

How long will it take to build my website?

When potential clients contact me about creating a new WordPress site, the two most common questions I hear are: How much will it cost? How long will it take? To estimate the cost, I start by asking a few questions of my own: How many pages of content do you need? Do you intend to […]

Custom WordPress Design: Moving On

Moving On

When asked for samples of my custom WordPress design projects, I’m always proud to show off the site I created for Moving On Organizing, even though it was a number of years ago. It was one of the most exciting projects I’ve ever worked on! Co-owner Heather Shute tapped into her background in interior design […]

Is a WordPress.com site right for your business?

Essential Home Organizing

I am such a huge fan of WordPress that I can barely remember what it was like to build websites any other way! When I say “WordPress,” I’m referring to the self-hosted type, often referred to as “WordPress.org.” Here’s how it differs from the “other” version. WordPress.com As a free service, WordPress.com comes with certain […]

Drafting Your Contact Page

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Drafting Your Contact Page

In the last post in our Planning a Website the Organized Way series, we talked about different ways of connecting with your website visitors. This is a very important part of forming relationships, but today we’re going to take it a step further. You must make it as easy as possible for prospective clients to […]

Preparing for the Future of Your Website

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Preparing for the Future of Your Website

Planning a Website the Organized Way is a lot of work, and many people look forward with eager anticipation to the day their new website is launched and they can just forget about it. I’ve got news for you – you can never forget about your website! Click To Tweet Technical Updates Your WordPress site […]

Signing on with a Web Hosting Company

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Signing on with a Hosting Company

This week we’re going to take a break from planning your website’s message and design, to focus on some important technical issues. Just as files are stored on your personal computer, every website must be stored on a computer on the Internet. You need to purchase this service from a hosting company – think of […]

Comparing WordPress Themes

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Comparing WordPress Themes

Today I’m going to talk about WordPress themes specifically, but even if your website is going to be built on a different platform, many of the principles will still apply. In my last post, I suggested that you study a variety of websites, identify what you like and don’t like about them, and start a […]

Organizing Your Website Structure

Planning a Website the Organized Way: Organizing Your Website Structure

If your website consists of five or fewer pages, visitors will easily find their way around, as long as you offer some type of navigation menu. With larger websites, it can be more challenging. After outlining your website content, consider what will make it easiest for your website visitors to find the information that they […]

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