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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5 Technical Tips and Resources to Help Manage Your Website

It can be frustrating when you need to add something to your website or take something down, but
you do not know how to do it on your own. In fact, you already anticipate the hassle as you think of the easiest and fastest ways to make your website changes but you know it will require time you don't want to wait.

You do not have to be a webmaster to make many common changes, in fact, the evolution of the web has made it increasingly more simple to edit websites - if you know a few things.

Here's are 5 technical tips and resources to help make managing your website easier. 

1. Website Code Editor - All websites are written in a special language, understanding a few rules about editing them is very helpful. There is no shortage of resources, but I personally have learned so much from W3 Schools. They offer HTML, CSS, Javascript, SQL, Jquery and PHP. You can thank me later if you aren't already aware of this gold mine. You can use this for quick references and also to teach yourself over time. Great resource!

2. Social Media Sharing Buttons - I remember my very first website and having to download icons for each social media platform I wanted to put on my site, then having to code them manually, extremely time consuming. Not any more! You can generate a code for all of the social media buttons you want on Share This' website.

3. Free Widgets & Gadgets - Connecting your website to your social media sites or other places on the web is easy with widgets, you'll become very comfortable with adding or removing them. Apple store and Android's Google Play will have specific widgets and apps based on the operating system, but it won't hurt to have a central resource to find what you need. Whether you want to add a calculator, display the viewer's IP address, or install a clock, SnackTools is a modern widget website I think you would benefit from.

4. Content Marketing Resources - There are a myriad of websites from which to learn from and use as resources for your own content marketing efforts, but not all are created equally. CopyBlogger, EzineArticles, and CNET are just a few reputable sources that can help fuel your content marketing efforts and give you inspiration when writers' block tries to rear it's ugly head.

5. Alexa - You may want to check up on how your efforts are working, or how you rank compared to others in your niche, Alexa will give you a lot of information to help you understand who is visiting your website and so much more! They are tried and true, and Amazon company that has kept up with the web algorithms and spits our valuable information for website owners. 

These are a few technical tips and resources that can help you manage your website. ChrissyBiz Solutions will also make your job easier by helping to manage the content make changes. 

Is there a tip or resource you would add to this list?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Essentials for A Nonprofit Sponsor Letter That Gets Results

You just had a wonderful impromptu meeting with the congressman at the gas pump and you were able to engage him about your nonprofit. He's interested and asks you to send him some more information. You can hardly contain your excitement because you need more sponsors for an upcoming event and this is the perfect opportunity to gain some support from your local politicians. 

Crafting your sponsor letter does not have to be stressful if you apply these essential steps for writing a sponsor letter that will get results. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apple's Business Strategy, Product Development Propelled By User Experience

The last few weeks, but especially the last few days, we have been bombarded by all types of media about the Apple Event that took place yesterday. The highly anticipated event suffered from technical difficulties during their livestream, but still managed to unveil their new products slated for release on Friday, September 19, 2014, the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch.

Apple's strategy from day one has always been to provide the end user with a superior experience. Their decision to a update to a bigger screen and releasing the first Apple watch in early 2015 are the byproduct their genius strategy to put competition second and the user's experience with the product first.

These latest changes are the direct result of them listening to their loyal fan base and critics. The price, the product placement, promotion, marketing, and everything behind the upcoming launch of the iPhone 6 begins and ends with the user.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Social Media Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (Update)

Some time ago, I wrote a post about the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated
with social media and business. Given the changes social media has experienced, I thought it appropriate to update this analysis.

Internet users have seen the explosion of image sharing with websites like Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram. It seems that internet users are somewhat "over" words and prefer communicating through images. The old addage "A picture is worth a thousand words" has come to life in more ways than one.

What are the strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats associated with social media and business?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Key Differences Between Nonprofits and Businesses

You may not be sure what kind of business model is best for what you want to achieve, or you may simply wonder: what is the difference between a non profit and a business?



One of the first questions you want to ask yourself is if your business is made for profit or not for profit?

What is the ultimate goal of your idea or product? Here are a some facts about the nonprofit business model vs not for profits.

Nonprofit business models also known as 501 (c) (3) organizations appear to operate in similar ways to businesses.  They often employ people, provide products or services to the general public, and generate funds.

But nonprofits and businesses have some key differences that set them apart.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Share and Like to win FREE ChrissyBiz Content Marketing Service

I hope that everyone enjoyed a day off yesterday in honor of Labor Day. I did not take the day off because I have been working on some new things you will see soon!

In an effort to make everything about the ChrissyBiz Solutions experience easier, subtle but progressive changes are taking place on the blog and ChrissyBiz Solutions website. I am offering three lucky winners a free service.


While I cannot detail the changes just yet, this contest is a great opportunity to try out the quality of our content in case you have ever wanted to "try before you buy." Whether you're in need of a new 'About Me' page or a nonprofit sponsor letter - we have the skill and experience to get it done!

All you have to do is:

  • SHARE THIS PHOTO
  • Follow us on Facebook, instagram, or twitter ( you do not have to follow all three to win!)
  • Email, Facebook, or message us on any of these platforms about your product, service, or brand. You will receive an email to confirm your entry. 
  • Check back Monday, September 8th for THREE WINNERS!
If you are a winner, you will be able to use 

** I know the photo says the contest started yesterday, that is incorrect.**

Monday, August 18, 2014

Three Business Lessons We Can Learn From Rick Perry

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Texas Governor Rick Perry
Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday, August 15th, 2014 on two felony counts regarding his response to Travis County’s District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg’s drunken driving arrest in April 2013. 

He has been accused of withholding funds from her ethics unit in an effort to force her out of office.

Amid these allegations, Rick Perry is also dealing with the border crisis and a supposed 2016 Presidential run. We can all relate to those situations that seem to come as just the perfect time, right?

But what can we learn from this 25 year veteran politician?

Texas Governor Rick Perry is teaching us three valuable lessons we can translate to business.


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