Case study: Steps to build a membership site from scratch

So we recently published an article on the membership site business model, providing insight into how this model can move you towards the “infinite hourly rate” (IHR).

Here’s the article if you missed it

We’ll be taking on the challenges in building a membership site one-by-one, and documenting the process along the way.

Right now we’re in the planning phase so that’s what will be covered off first. Continue reading “Case study: Steps to build a membership site from scratch”

List of Plugins for an Affiliate Website and What Functions They Serve

WordPress Plugin List for Amazon Affiliate Websites

Here’s a list of plugins to use for an Affiliate Marketing website. This list of plugins is probably applicable to a whole host of website types, but there will be a few that are specific to affiliate sites, and specifically Amazon Affiliate sites.

I’ll also explain what the purpose of that specific plugin is within the context of building, running and maintaining the site. It’s always good to know why the hell you’ve actually got a plugin on your site!

Bonus addition: Step by Step setup guide with all resources required to setup an Amazon Affiliate Site provided at the end of the article! Continue reading “List of Plugins for an Affiliate Website and What Functions They Serve”

Social Media Posting and WordPress Websites: Tools and Automation

Social Media Posting directly from WordPress isn’t magic, it’s systematic. But this whole subject makes me raise the question of “Why?” What exactly are you trying to achieve with the posting tools and automation you put in place?

I believe there are a few things that you could be trying to achieve. By looking at each, we should be able to find a match between problem and solution. Continue reading “Social Media Posting and WordPress Websites: Tools and Automation”

WordPress Hosting Guide For Non-Developers

So the common language or parlance is to refer to entry level hosting as “Shared” and premium or advanced offerings as “Managed”. This in itself is a massive source of confusion as in essence, hosting can be both “Managed” and “Shared” at the same time!

Expect more like this from this short guide on WordPress hosting for non-developers. Continue reading “WordPress Hosting Guide For Non-Developers”

Practical guide to tackling GDPR for your site

GDPR feels like a messy burden for most website owners. Most owners aren’t likely to do anything untoward with data, but the many suffer because of the few. On the flip side, making it clear how data will be used and the ability to make an informed decision about your behaviour is probably a good thing.

This post provides a list of things to do on your site and provides a multitude of ways those things can be done. So many guides out there have been written by plugin and service sellers who are simply self-serving. This isn’t helpful. It’s over-complicated and biased. Continue reading “Practical guide to tackling GDPR for your site”

Uninstalling WordPress for a Fresh Install of… WordPress!

Should you need uninstall WordPress for any particular reason, the steps can get quite in depth and technical. You’ll need to familiarise yourself with your File Manager and the My SQL Databases section of your CPanel, but this isn’t too difficult in reality.

You should only need to do this once in a blue moon, therefore it’s not something you’re going to get familiar with. So here’s a quick cheat sheet guide on the steps to take to perform an uninstall of WordPress from your hosting account. Continue reading “Uninstalling WordPress for a Fresh Install of… WordPress!”

How to build a new WordPress site while the old site is live

Time is always pressured, and the ability to break a task such as building a brand new website into bite-sized chunks is essential. This is where staging sites come in, or temporary domains, or reference domains, or sub-directories, or sub-domains…. You’re potentially starting to get the picture here that this is about as clear as mud  in most cases. Above all else, it comes with an overall feel that someone with more coding knowledge should really be dealing with it!

I’ve looked at a number of guides out there with a focus on “Ease of Implementation” and found a few good step by step instructions. Continue reading “How to build a new WordPress site while the old site is live”

How to set up an Amazon Promotion using AMZ Coupon Server

As with all product launch or keyword ranking methods there are specific actions and steps that are required to achieve the end goal of an increase in rank. Beyond the technical steps, there are also the principles and nuances that move you from taking action, to taking action correctly and effectively.

This article provides the step by step actions required to setup a promotion and distribute single use coupon codes through AMZ Coupon Server, a WordPress Plugin for your very own website. Continue reading “How to set up an Amazon Promotion using AMZ Coupon Server”