A week ago The Wall Street Journal posted an article that bothers me a great deal. The title of the article is How to Create a Successful Web Site For Nothing (or Almost Nothing). The article starts out: Have you got eight hours and $10? Then you can build aRead More →

It’s easy to add a search box to a blog, but what if you have a “standard” website? Google provides a free search tool, but you run the risk of having your customers see results from sites other than your own. A reliable and reasonably priced alternative is JiansNet. I’veRead More →

Years ago I had a web host that wasn’t very concerned about keeping my websites up and running.  Their servers would go down once a month.  This didn’t seem to bother them at all.  They also seemed pretty easy going about getting things back up.  Sometimes my websites would beRead More →

CafePress makes it easy to sell t-shirts, coffee mugs and other items relating to your website.  There are no minimum orders, no shipping to do and you can set your own prices. How does it work?  Go to CafePress.com and get an account. They have detailed instructions that help youRead More →

PayPal is a great way to enable visitors to your site to buy things online. The system is reliable, safe, inexpensive and simple to use. As I’ve covered in an earlier post PayPal acts as a shopping cart AND a credit card vendor. There is a minimal fee for eachRead More →

I’m on the mailing list for a local wine shop. The weekly newsletters are great. They alert me to shop specials and let me know about wine tastings. I signed up for the newsletter when the wine shop first opened. Things had been going along merrily for about a yearRead More →

A great way to keep in contact with your customers, encourage return visits to your website and increase sales is with a newsletter. The newsletter system I recommend is phplist. In fact it’s the one that I use for my three newsletters. (Yep, I have three newsletters.) Here’s an example:Read More →

Are you ready to sell products online?  It’s really pretty easy.  I can help you with the four basic things you need to sell things online.  You just need: A website Shopping cart software – Shopping cart software is used to handle all the details of the transaction.  It totalsRead More →