If you’re like me and you find yourself using Apple Notes via your iPhone to craft content (like this article you’re reading right now!), then you’re often wondering about the word count.
And if you’re really diehard, then you’ll be consumed with character count (with and without spaces), number of paragraphs, total line count, and estimated reading time too.
There are a number of paid and non-paid choices for discovering word count of content.
However, I’ll share with you my favorite app when using Apple Notes to craft articles via my iPhone. Continue reading
It’s crazy to realize the Internet is a little over 30 years old. Although I date myself when saying I remember life before the Internet and email, the invention of the Internet has forever transfigured how we live life and do business.
In some ways, the Internet has brought us together. In other ways, not so much. Continue reading
Mobile-friendly websites have been the talk of the town for some time now.
In fact, Stone Temple reports that mobile usage jumped from 57% in 2016 to 63% in 2017 while desktop usage is steadily declining year-over-year, going from 43% in 2016 to 37% in 2017.
And if those numbers hold true, we’re only months away form discovering that likely over 70% of internet users favor their mobile devices when viewing websites.
So, what does all this mean for your website? Continue reading
If you’re like most business and personal brands, then you’ve likely heard and read numerous stories about the importance of securing a .com domain for your brand.
And while that is true, there have been a growing number of business and personal brands that have defied the “must be on .com to be successful” mantra to build successful and profitable companies. Continue reading
From hosting a coming soon page for a website launch to a maintenance page for an under construction website, these two options are the most likely used although there are a number of reasons to temporarily disable a WordPress website.
For instance, I stumbled into the website design and development business in the early 2000’s. From design to hosting, I’ve amassed a good growing base of monthly subscriptions to our web hosting services.
While the web hosting was not intentionally marketed, it has been a steady flow of business amongst the web design and development, search marketing, and domain buying and selling.
In the early days, managing payments for web hosting services was a complete nightmare and laborious black hole at times. Fast forward to today, and there are a number of ways to manage monthly subscription payments.
However, associating website non-payment from a customer for a website can still send one down a rabbit hole if the right solutions are chosen.
Nevertheless, I’ve used a number of manual tools to suspend WordPress websites for non-payment, under construction, or maintenance mode sessions. Continue reading
From idea to planning to operating to finding an audience, all personal and business brands have all likely struggled with one thing when considering their launch.
Whether a new service, product, solution or brand in general, finding the perfect domain can often times feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Thousands often base the name of their brand on the availability of a .com domain name. Continue reading
There’s nothing like discovering a domain name you’ve long to own is up for sale, and even better when it’s not renewed and in expired domain auction.
In the case of the latter, tens of thousands of domains expire in auction daily. There are quite a few expired domain aftermarket platforms for domain investors, hobbyists, and businesses to bid on expiring domains.
But sometimes the domain a given person desires is actively registered and used by someone. In fact, I’ve discovered many domains I long to own for Kickstart Commerce and other businesses I operate to be registered and not being used or websites no longer being updated.
In many cases, if I’m unable to reach or work out a deal with the registered owner of the given domain, then I often hatch the next move in my plan to assume ownership of the domain: backordering. Continue reading