RIP Google Authorship


I am not an early adopter. My iPhone is 2 years old. I haven't installed Facebook Messenger. I don't even use Pinterest. So when everyone was rushing to add the <link rel="author" href=""/> to their websites, I just never bothered. SEO mistake? Some … [Read more...]

The Most Important Skill


Software developer and speaker Chris Lema has some thoughts on what is the most important skill you need when you work with WordPress. The answer might surprise you. Click here to watch the video. And do watch the video. There's a transcript on the page, but the video is much more powerful. … [Read more...]

What’s Killing Your Motivation?


Sometimes we look at other virtual assistants or small biz owners and think, "Why can't I be more like her?" More productive. More successful. More fit. More financially secure. For me, it often comes down to a lack of motivation. I just don't want to. And while no one is "on" and … [Read more...]

Be the Expert


Do you struggle with listbuilding? You're not alone. It's a common problem for small business owners everywhere. Kathleen Gage, in an article at The Future of Ink, has some wise advice for attracting attention and growing your list: The primary reason someone opts in for your offer is to solve a … [Read more...]

Where Does Your Time Go?


At the end of the day (or week, or month) do you look back and wonder just where it went and why it feels like you didn't get anything done? I do. Even though I work hard to be productive and efficient, and for the most part I get a lot accomplished, sometimes I still feel as though I'm … [Read more...]

Work-at-Home Essentials


I have a love/hate relationship with working at home. I love it because, well, what's not to love about wearing sweatpants and slippers to work? But I hate it because sometimes it feels unfocused and inefficient. Not to mention the fact that working at home means I sometimes feel like I'm always … [Read more...]