Why You Should Choose a Clean Eating Lifestyle

Clean eating is a lifestyle trend that has been growing in popularity over the past few years. Clean eating focuses on whole, unrefined foods rather than pre-cooked or processed alternatives. The alternatives tend to have much of their nutritional value removed as a result of making them last longer or cost less. Does your diet […]

26 Highly Recommended Free Marketing Tools

7 Zip: http://7-zip.org (free download)
An open source, free alternative to WinZip.

Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net (free download)
An open source software used for recording & editing audio files.

AVG: http://free.avg.com (free download)
Anti-virus and anti-spyware protection.

BrowserShots: http://browsershots.org (free online tool)
Use this site to view how your website look in various browsers.

CamStudio: http://camstudio.org (free download)
Lets you record all screen & audio activity on your computer and create video files.

CCleaner: http://ccleaner.com (free download)
Removes unused files from your pc allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up space.

Color Cop: http://colorcop.net (free online tool)
A multi-purpose color picker – great for web designers and programmers.

Down For Everyone: http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com (free online tool)
Is your site down? Use this tool to see if your website is down for other people.

DupeFree: http://dupefreepro.com (free download)
Quickly check for duplicate content & LSI keywords.

Evernote: http://evernote.com (free download)
Scan your notes, receipts, etc … it will OCR the content, sace it, and make it searchable)

FileZilla: http://filezilla-project.org (free download)
Open source FTP program for uploading files to your host.

Firefox: http//mozilla.com/firefox (free download)
Alternate web browser.

GIMP: http://gimp.org (free download)
An open source program used to create & edit – free alternative to Photoshop.

Kompozer: http://kompozer.net (free download)
An easy to use WYSIWYG HTML editor.

NicheBot Classic: http://nichebotclassic.com (free online tool)
Online keyword research tool helps you target the correct keywords.

Open Office: http://openoffice.org (free download)
Open source office software – word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations …

OSWD: http://oswd.org/ (free downloads)
Open Source Web Design offers free web design templates.

PDF995: http://pdf995.com (free download)
Use this tool to easily convert files to PSD format.

PDF to Word Converter: http://pdftoword.com (free online tool)
Easily create editable Word Doc files from PDF content – for legit purposes only! 🙂

Pixie: http://nattyware.com/pixie.php (free download)
Great for web designers – just point to a color and discover the code value for that colour.

Roboform: http://roboform.com (free download)
Easily & safely manage your passwords.

ScreenHunter: http://wisdom-soft.com/sh/sh_free.htm (free download)
Software that allows you to “capture” any part of your desktop, a window or full screen.

Skype: http://skype.com (free download)
Make free calls over the internet to other people on Skype.

Textpad: http://textpad.com (free download)
A powerful text editor. I personally like Textpad for editing HTML code.

VLC Media Player: http://videolan.org/vlc (free download)
Media player capable of reading most audio and video formats.

WordPress Help Sheets And Resources: http://1stwebdesigner.com/wordpress
23 extremely helpful WordPress help sheets and resources.

9 Quick and Unusual Ways to Promote Your Book

  1. Link your blog to Amazon Author Central
  2. Create a bookographic for your book post on Pinterest
  3. Publish your blog to Amazon Kindle
  4. Update your Facebook profile
  5. Book yourself onto a podcast
  6. Go live on Facebook
  7. Add a click to tweet plug in for readers to share your material
  8. Invite readers to promote their blog on your social media sites and build a community
  9. Make a sizzle reel by converting your Amazon 5 star reviews into a video

4 Ingredients for Success as a Business Owner

Having your own business is very exciting, although at the beginning a little daunting when you are getting everything set up.  I always feel that some understanding of what it will take to become successful really helps when starting out.  Owning your own successful business offers great rewards but you must be prepared and committed […]

The Power of Persistence

The secret to succeeding at anything is persistence. You may have heard the expression “If at first you don’t succeed try, try again”. Unfortunately most people give up. If something doesn’t work they quit and do something else. The millionaires on the other hand look at the results. Rethink their approach. Fix what isn’t working […]

The Power of Taking Responsibility

If you listen to a lot of conversations you’ll find that a lot of them revolve around blame. The majority of people blame anybody or anything else for their current situation. It’s the fault of the bad economy, the boss, the co-worker, the neighbour, the teacher, the children, the spouse…Very few people look at their […]

The Power of Making Decisions and Following Through

When you make a decision, a solid decision that you will do something, then you follow through you will succeed. Put your heart into something and keep going despite all odds. Then you will overcome. Alongside making decisions is taking action. No room for excuses here. Take action now! It may not be convenient. It […]