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Top 4 Things You Need To Know About Domain Names

By |2018-12-13T03:14:27+00:00December 13th, 2018|Tips, Websites|

Your domain name is the URL of your website or blog. It’s the address of your website—that string of letters and dots that people type into the URL bar at the top of a search engine. Here are the top four things you need to know to make your domain name perfect.

The Address for the Servers

Your domain name and your website name can be completely different. The domain name is the address for the servers, telling them where you are. It needs to be unique and easy to remember for individuals typing it in.

Make It Connect to Your Business

What should your domain name be? Well, it depends. There are many who will make it their business name or their website name. Others will choose their individual name. You need to make sure it connects and makes sense to your customers/readers.

You Can Target Keywords

Your domain name will help you rank in search engines. Think about the types of keywords that your ideal customers will type into the search engine and consider using them for your domain name. Avoid keyword stuffing and just choose the main phrase that you want to rank for.

Keep It Separate from Your Web Host

Registering your domain name with your web host is a quick way of doing things, but you should avoid it. If you need to leave your web host for any reason, you don’t have to worry about moving your domain name either. All you have to do is switch the DNS to point to the new host, which will take a matter of seconds. Also, if your web host gets hacked, your domain names will be safe. You can get back control much sooner and easier.

It’s time to organise your domain name. Follow the above advice and you will be sailing through.

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Confused By Hosting? Here Are 3 Pieces of Information to Help You

By |2018-12-13T03:12:47+00:00December 13th, 2018|Tips, Websites|

Don’t worry if you’re confused by domain hosting. You’re definitely not the only one. Here are three bits of information that you need to know.

Who Is Your Domain Host?

When you buy your domain name, you will need to go through a company who sells them. You can’t just type in an available domain name and instantly take ownership. The company that sells you the domain name will become the host. This is where the files for the domain and the DNS are created and stored.

What Is a Domain Server?

The server is a computer where your domain and all the information connected to it is stored. Your domain host will use a server as the directory, making it very much like a phone book for the internet. The server translates the domain name into an internet protocol (IP) address, making it possible for computers to find your website.

Should Your Host Be Where You Live?

There are hosts for domains around the world. You could find a cheaper one abroad, but you want to consider a domain host in your own country. There will be a better support network and better service within your own country, since you’re closer. However, it’s also a legal benefit. Hosting your site abroad opens your site to the legal requirements within that country. It doesn’t matter where your based, and there have been times individuals have been arrested due to breaking local laws due to domain host.

Consider the implications of your domain host and think about who you will pay for this privilege. This is important to make sure your site is secure and remains online the whole time.

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The Single Best Piece Of Advice About Transitioning Into A Life Working From Home

By |2018-12-13T03:14:09+00:00December 13th, 2018|Freelancing|

There are so many blogs out there with tips on transitioning into a life working from home. They give you multiple methods and things to look out for that it can soon be overwhelming. It’s time to focus on just one tip to transition and that is to TRANSITION SLOWLY.

There Really Is No Need to Rush

Working from home is vastly different to working in an office. You’ll need to get used to working in an environment that you also live in. Finding the motivation to start working and avoiding all the distractions at home isn’t going to be easy. Not everyone succeeds overnight.

But that’s okay. This isn’t a sprint but a marathon. There’s no need to rush through every aspect of the transition.

Make Sure You’re Heading in the Right Direction

When you transition slowly, you have the chance to see the steps you’re making. You get to look back over the lessons you’ve learned to make sure you’re heading in the right direction. There is nothing worse than getting yourself into the groove within a week to find out you’ve gone completely in the wrong direction for your work. You’ll just have to go right back to the start again and work on the right path.

Transitioning slowly means you save time. Going back to the start means that you’ve wasted a week and now you have to find your groove again. When you transition slowly in the right direction, it may take a bit longer but each step you take is a productive one.

This really is the number one tip to transition into a life working from home. It isn’t a race and there’s no finishing line to meet. Transition slowly and you will succeed.

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How To Ditch The Dream Crushers And Find People Who Will Support You Working From Home

By |2018-12-13T03:14:49+00:00December 13th, 2018|Freelancing|

When you start working from home, you will soon find people you believed would support you are dream crushers. They do everything to stop you, sometimes knowingly sabotaging you. It’s time for you to ditch these people and find those who will support you in your work from home journey. Here are three steps to take to do that.

Take to Business Facebook Groups

Facebook is your number one place for likeminded people. There are plenty of groups set up to help those who work from home, including blogging, boss, and networking groups. Make yourself a part of them and be active in them. Share about your business and look for likeminded people within your niche or connected to your industry. You’ll sood find ways to support each other.

Take to Business Forums

Use search engines to find forums set up for those who work from home. There are plenty of individuals with similar goals and aims, and those who have already made it. You’ll pick up tips and advice on moving forward and some forums will help you remain accountable to your goals. Find an accountability partner or two so you can push each other forward.

Connect, Grow and Support

This isn’t a one way street. When working from home, you need to give support to others within the industry. This is the way that you’ll get others to support you. Find five people across the Facebook groups and forums who have similar goals or needs. Speak to them and connect. Try to connect in person, but definitely create a friendship online. Follow them on social media platforms and share their stuff. You’ll find that people are more willing to reciprocate this way.

Ditch those in your life who aren’t helping you grow your business. Focus on the people who want to support you and will help you move forward.

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My Top 8 reasons Why I Became a Freelancer, so I Can Work When And Where I Want.

By |2018-12-13T03:15:12+00:00February 19th, 2015|Freelancing|

For some, it’s the enticing idea of travelling and working alongside other digital nomads all over the world. While that prospect does excite me and will certainly be a part of my future in the long term, it doesn’t fall into my immediate reasons why I wanted to become a virtual assistant.

I am a single mum that has a very busy and active homeschooled son. We are literally busy every day. There was once a time when he was in school and we lived this repetitive life of the work/school cycle which is so familiar to most people. I just found there was little to no time to really do things we enjoyed, whether that be activities we did together or our own separate social lives. We were bound by these working/school hours which I felt were extraordinarily suffocating.

I spent some time and money learning how to get clients and understanding what I could and couldn’t do, then I brought my work in property management down to a part time arrangement and started to freelance as a virtual assistant. I am so glad I took the risk because now I feel like I am living the life I have always dreamt of.

Taking the leap from employee to freelancer was one of the scariest things I have ever done. Constant thoughts of doubt like ‘What if it doesn’t work’, ‘What if I can’t pay my bills’ were often at the forefront of my mind. I created a short list if of my ‘Why’s’ and kept the list close to me at all times. Having this list helped me on my mission to keep pursuing this new life I had envisioned for myself.

Here Are My Top 8 reasons why I became a Freelancer So I Can Work When And Where I Want.

  1. Be available for my son and family commitments
  2. Set my own hours and not be bound by 9 to 5
  3. Work to my own priority schedule
  4. Can create variety in my life rather than the same day in and day out
  5. Can work from home or a café or anywhere I want
  6. A busy office distracts, I am way more productive on my own
  7. I can throw a load of washing on while I answer calls
  8. I can accomplish a lot before 9am and go out for that extended breakfast or beach walk

After the last 5 years of working for several clients at the same time, I am very fortunate now to have just the one client with a few projects on the go to keep me very busy and enables me to do what I love and live everyday according to my highest priorities. I am very grateful to be able to offer them a service that allows me to live and work the way I want to.

If you are wanting to take the leap or find out some more information about becoming a freelancer. Download my free e-book ‘101 Highest Paid Jobs Mums Can Do from Home’