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The true power of Giver’s Gain

Many years  ago, a fellow member of BNI asked me to help out with a organization she was on a board for.  It would be a total volunteer job.  I remember thinking to myself, “I’m so busy.  I should say no.” But,  I didn’t.  I said yes. Over the course of my time interacting with…

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GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting now allowing PHP 7 upgrades

This weekend while I was poking around in a client’s GoDaddy account (auditing renewal dates for him) I was pleased to see that an option appeared to upgrade the PHP version for his Managed WordPress hosting.  One of the downsides of GoDaddy Managed WordPress hosting was that it was PHP version 5.6 and security support…

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Create your own reusable WordPress installation for each new project

I have to admit, I never took this idea to full implementation until my dear friend and colleague, Ann Marie Gill suggested it.  I had always installed WordPress, then loaded in my favorite themes and plugins one at a time.  I thought that connecting to WordPress.org and having my favorite plugins handy was all I…

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How to deal with a needy client

When you get a new client, it’s like any new relationship.  Full of hope and promise.  Things usually start off strong with casual back and forth communication.  But as time goes on, you start to realize that your new client has emailed a dozen times in the last hour and calls you at 8pm on…

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Breaking your routine isn’t the end of the world

I struggle with the mentality that if I don’t do what I said I was going to do, I’ve failed.  Two weeks ago, this site went down for more than four days.  It really had me off my game.  When things came back online, I was so busy restoring client sites, backing up my own…

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What to do when your client has a bad idea

One thing I can tell you after 16 years in business is that not everyone has a good sense of design.  Many people just have no idea where to start with page layouts or know what proper white space and color balance is.  A great client is one that is going to share their opinions…

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