Author Archives: Joel D Canfield

To ‘Free’ or Not to ‘Free’

I tried half a dozen different titles and gave up. Apologies for the hokey pun. Elsewhere I have written that free is a strategy, not a price. Though that post is about giving your work or product away as a … Continue reading

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How Long Should Website Updates Take?

Less than 24 hours, in most cases. In the other cases, you should get an immediate response with an acceptable timeline. Here’s how we do it: Simple text changes are usually done before we even reply to the client. It … Continue reading

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Is Your Web Designer Holding Your WordPress Website Hostage?

You paid a professional web designer to set up your WordPress site. You’ve been updating your blog and now want to add a new product to your widgetized home page. You realize you can do this yourself without paying the … Continue reading

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WordPress: Special Hosting Needed?

No secret that we’re big fans of self-hosted WordPress. Get a good hosting package, install your own copy of WordPress (it’s free, after all) and you’re blogging away, with a solid website built around that blog.

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The only reason to build a website is to change someone

The title is a quote from Seth Godin, who follows it with this gem: “If you can’t tell me the change and you can’t tell me the someone, then you’re wasting your time.” That’s why I created the Interactive Quick … Continue reading

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Easy to Remember Unbreakable Passwords

The core of your online security is your password. You can’t control what kind of security that online company uses, but you can control your password. Most passwords are either far too easy to guess (using automated hacking tools) or … Continue reading

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Why You Should Use Professional Web Hosting for Your Author Website

Authors, artists of all kinds, are always looking to save a buck. I understand the feeling; I’ve been there myself far to often. Your author or artist website is a place where I’d hate to see you skimp. I’ve been … Continue reading

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How to Install WordPress

A chap on Linked In asked for my advice on how to install WordPress. I wrote out a quick email and thought I’d include it here. This is our process, but it’s off the top of my head, so if … Continue reading

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Over in Publishing Land: My 10th Book, “You Don’t Want a Job” Launches Friday July 27th

Though I pay the bills as a WordPress web developer I can’t stop myself writing like mad. My 10th book, You Don’t Want a Job: Why Self-Employment Reduces Your Risks & Increases Your Rewards, supports that claim with reasoning based … Continue reading

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Ready Set Go Instant Blogging: $300

It’s not a sale, it’s an experiment. How would you like to have a ready-to-use no-brainer zero-hassle blog and website? What if it included hosting for a year, your own domain name, and WordPress professionally installed, including all the plugins … Continue reading

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