Why your business should use Twitter

Why your business should use Twitter If you’re a small business I’d like to tell you about why your business should use Twitter.  If you’re not using Twitter can I ask why not? Twitter is fast becoming the best place to showcase your business and is a micro blogging platform.  Twitter was the first social media platform I set up when I set up my business and I’ve since won awards for my efforts. I’ve run the VERY successful #sunderlandhour on Twitter [...]

How to make your website secure

How to make your website secure I've been hearing lots of business owners saying they've had attempted hacks on their websites including me.  I'd like to tell you why you should update your website. Is your username secure and not obvious I receive several emails per day with attempted logins to my website.  My #sunderlandhour website used to get quite alot as it had the user name admin.  I've since changed this so it's not as obvious now.  If you have the [...]

Using Padlet

Using Padlet It's been a while since I blogged about learning technologies so here it goes. I'm hearing more and more about seminars and classrooms using Padlet in various ways to showcase findings, research and lesson activities.  Padlet showcases itself in saying "Padlet is the easiest way to collaborate in the world" and I agree. Padlet used to be known as Wall Wisher and was mainly used in classrooms with educators.  Learners would sit at computers or lap tops and send a [...]

Captcha problems

Captcha problems Hello!  Captcha can be used to secure your sites and to confirm the person entering is actually human.  Captchas have become increasingly popular over the last few years.  However I have come across some Captcha problems on several systems. Captchas don't always work well with flash, which in turn can cause problems for iphone users trying to access content online if it is Captcha protected. Some Captchas don't always appear if the system being used to sign up or sign [...]

Building your email list

Building your email list Building your email list is important to any business and should be one of the first things you start doing when.  If you have a list of potential and existing customers this enables you to send out offers, product updates and information and tips. Advantages of having a list There are lots of advantages, which I won't go into here but Social media feeds move very quickly meaning your updates can be missed, however if you send an [...]

Twitter removes 140 character limit for Direct Messages

Twitter removes 140 character limit for Direct Messages So today was the day Twitter removes 140 character limit for Direct Messages.  How does this make you feel? The news has been greeted with nothing but positivity in the social media world.  This is just a snap shot from the offcial announcement: "While Twitter is largely a public experience, Direct Messages let you have private conversations about the memes, news, movements and events that unfold on Twitter.  Each of the hundreds of millions [...]

Home Training

Hello again, Over the last 10 years I have worked in Education and Training and wow!  How times have changed.  I remember working full time in my day to day job then going to College 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm to attend my Business HNC and HND. Now we have e-Learning and distance learning, which means we can train from the comfort of our own home. These types of learning also mean that you can watch videos, read from text all in [...]

Mailchimp has changed

I just wanted to do a quick blog post to notify all my followers that Mailchimp has implemented small changes. These changes are very small with the general look and feel remaining the same. Settings to Log Out, access Account Settings and Support are now located in the top right hand corner and not on the left hand side. To access Campaigns, Lists, Reports and Autoresponders click on the three chevrons on the left hand side of the screen. When designing a campaign [...]

October and November!

It's the months of Gouls, ghosts, fireworks and witches!!!! I always try to offer my clients special offers to fit in with different seasons throughout the year. A fantastic VA gave me that tip as I was starting out. Keeping with themes I'm SLASHING my training prices this October and November. If you aren't aware of the training I offer it's all about social media and helping you manage it yourself... I even manage it for you if you need me [...]

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