Capture Customer Information

article writingI’ve mentioned how important it is to have an opt-in form on your website. That way, when a visitor leaves your site, you still have a way to keep in touch with them. No matter how good your visitors’ intentions, they will often forget you.

I was reminded of that fact the other day when my husband and I went shopping at our local lighting store. Continue reading

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Be Thankful

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Show Notes:

  • Reading of I Thessalonians. 5:18a
  • Give thanks in all circumstances because you can’t be negative and be thankful at the same time.
  • The experiences of my husband and I when we volunteer at the local homeless shelter and the thankfulness of an elderly man.

Have a wonderful week,
Carol

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WordPress Plugins

I’ve been working on a WordPress website for a local prison aftercare program that I volunteer with. As I was adding plugins, I thought many of you might also have a WordPress site and would be interested in seeing which plugins I use, so here is my list. There are many more, like ecommerce ones, that I don’t use, so you won’t find them listed here.

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My recommendation when searching for new plugins is to read reviews, check ratings, and most of all, make sure that the plugin is compatible with your version of WordPress. Also, I learned the hard way that when updating your plugins, do one at a time and then check to make sure your site still looks fine. I didn’t do that, updated all my plugins at once, and could no longer see my website online. One of the plugins wasn’t compatible anymore and since I’d updated all of them at the same time, I had no idea which plugin was the culprit. It took hours of back and forth with my web host before I could get my site back online. If you update the plugins individually and your site no longer works, go to your File Manager files in the website CPanel, find the listing of WordPress plugins and delete the one that you tried to update before the site went down. That should rectify the problem.

Here is the list of WordPress plugins I use: Continue reading

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Recognizing Your Abilities

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Reading my Bible in the morning and singing a bit helps me to have a more positive start to my day. Consider this verse:

Romans 12:6 says “God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well.”

We don’t realize that and think everyone can do those things, but that’s not true. Make a list of all the things you can do well. Don’t ever feel you have nothing to offer. Others need exactly what you have!

Have a wonderful new day,
Carol

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Looking Toward the Future

Clouds During My FlightLook at those clouds! I could almost reach out and touch them from my window seat as we flew overhead.

Time has passed quickly since October 2016, when I was on that plane, on my way home from a four day mastermind retreat in Pensicola Beach, Florida with seven other amazing business women from all over North America.

We spent all of our time together, other than short solitary walks on the beach across the road from our house. As we cooked and ate together, talked about our challenges and successes, and spent time working together on our goals, magic happened. Continue reading

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