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Forum: Web Design & Development 05-05-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Leslie B
When I'm developing themes for my clients I use...

When I'm developing themes for my clients I use the Genesis themeframe and create a child theme or customize an existing one.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-31-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By Leslie B
Glad to hear that it's a big improvement for you...

Glad to hear that it's a big improvement for you too. Started using it a while back and never turning back.

Leslie
Forum: Web Design & Development 05-31-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Leslie B
How much you'll have to pay depends on what...

How much you'll have to pay depends on what features you want. For example, if you just want a blog set up with an existing theme with small customizations (adding your business logo and maybe...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 05-31-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By Leslie B
I like the first one too, although I might...

I like the first one too, although I might shorten it to Celtic Gift Shoppe. I think that flows better.

Leslie
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 05-22-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 153,632
Posted By Leslie B
Actually doctors would miss it because most...

Actually doctors would miss it because most doctors don't know much about them. My husband suffers from them, as well as my step-dad did, so I know a little bit about them. My husband only learned...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 05-22-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,914
Posted By Leslie B
Definitely have both. A self-hosted WordPress...

Definitely have both. A self-hosted WordPress blog to be your main online business front and then multiple social media accounts that can be used to promote your business (facebook, twitter and...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-15-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By Leslie B
If you're using WordPress, you could use a plugin...

If you're using WordPress, you could use a plugin to share the revenue. This one, for example, would do that for you WordPress ? Author Advertising Plugin « WordPress Plugins...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 05-09-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By Leslie B
My top 3 of WordPress plugins is as followed. ...

My top 3 of WordPress plugins is as followed.

The first plugin I add to each and every site is Better WP Security. Without it, I have no WP sites.

The second is Google Analyticator. While I...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 05-09-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Leslie B
Congratulations. It's always nice when you reach...

Congratulations. It's always nice when you reach an accomplishment like this.

Leslie
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-04-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By Leslie B
I agree with Angie, too. If you're serious about...

I agree with Angie, too. If you're serious about blogging as a business (to make a full-time or part-time income), having it on your own hosting and domain name will be crucial. You don't want to...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 05-02-2013, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By Leslie B
I love the Studiopress themes (Genesis +...

I love the Studiopress themes (Genesis + childtheme). They have a lot of different childthemes so you'll definitely be able to find a great theme for whatever niche you're working in :)

Leslie
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 04-29-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By Leslie B
I've dropped a hint here and there, but honestly,...

I've dropped a hint here and there, but honestly, I'm happy with a hug and a drawing my kids make me :)

Leslie
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 04-29-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Leslie B
Thanks Amy, hope you have a great week too! ...

Thanks Amy, hope you have a great week too!

Leslie
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-25-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,488
Posted By Leslie B
I use the GASP plugin. I used to use Akismet, but...

I use the GASP plugin. I used to use Akismet, but when I bought the premium version of Commentluv it came with GASP integrated and it seems to work much better, plus I don't have to pay since I have...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 04-14-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,604
Posted By Leslie B
That was in response to how the first poster...

That was in response to how the first poster started the thread. I just wanted to make it clear that, while it sometimes sound so easy, especially when you read salesletters for products that promise...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 04-13-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By Leslie B
I use Roboform. I'm really strict when it comes...

I use Roboform. I'm really strict when it comes to security and using different passwords for all my accounts, and it wouldn't be livable if I had to work with a list or notebook. Roboform keeps them...
Forum: Business Advice and Topics 04-13-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,932
Posted By Leslie B
I have a few websites, my main one that is my...

I have a few websites, my main one that is my main business, and then a few niche blogs that I use for affiliate marketing and a then a few that sell particular products related to IM (those are...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-12-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Leslie B
Where can you check on what? If she used your RSS...

Where can you check on what? If she used your RSS feed or how to make it so that only a short blurb is shown in your RSS feed?

For the latter, you go to Settings >> Reading in your wp-admin. There...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 04-10-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 286
Posted By Leslie B
She could have added your blog's RSSfeed to her...

She could have added your blog's RSSfeed to her site so it basically recreates your blog posts on her site. What I did is make sure that only a short blurb of my posts is shown in my rss feed, so...
Forum: Social Networking Link Exchanges 03-26-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 115,812
Posted By Leslie B
Hey everyone! Looking for more people to...

Hey everyone!

Looking for more people to connect with through my FB fan page. If you like with your own fanpage, I'll like back, if you use your personal account, make sure to leave a comment with...
Forum: Cookbook & Recipes 03-21-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Leslie B
My favorite cooking related blog is Pinch of Yum...

My favorite cooking related blog is Pinch of Yum – A food blog with simple, tasty, and (mostly) healthy recipes. (http://pinchofyum.com/). I visit it regularly and always get hungry just watching...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-18-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,729
Posted By Leslie B
My favorites are Amazon and Shareasale, although...

My favorites are Amazon and Shareasale, although I use others if the products fit my market.
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-15-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Leslie B
Yes, technically you can still change registrars...

Yes, technically you can still change registrars at a period of time, but I was talking about this instance. Also, when you have your domain on the same place as your hosting, it's not quite as easy...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-14-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By Leslie B
Guess we'll have to agree to disagree, then. I...

Guess we'll have to agree to disagree, then. I feel that, if you are serious about creating a site to make money from you don't rely on others to do what you need to do: keep it secure. It takes 10...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-13-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Leslie B
It really doesn't matter. Godaddy and Hostgator...

It really doesn't matter. Godaddy and Hostgator are hosting companies, you can build whatever site you want with them: affiliate sites, business sites, ...

The only sites with restrictions are...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-13-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Leslie B
Godaddy is a hosting company, so that doesn't...

Godaddy is a hosting company, so that doesn't afect your html codes or affiliate marketing. As hosting company though, I personally don't like it. It can be a bit confusing. Others does seem to like...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-13-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Leslie B
If you have a wordpress.COM site you can't put...

If you have a wordpress.COM site you can't put affiliate ads there, they don't allow any monetization as you can read in there TOS. If you want to use wordpress, you need to download the software...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-13-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By Leslie B
Which is the same logic all those clients of mine...

Which is the same logic all those clients of mine use and then come to me for help. And no, you don't have a backup if you don't make it yourself and again, the ones who use the one click installs...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-12-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Leslie B
Personally I wouldn't have bought my domain and...

Personally I wouldn't have bought my domain and hosting from the same company, but since you already did, you can't change that.

Now, you need to install WP. I prefer a manual installation so you...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 03-12-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By Leslie B
The only thing I don't agree with is the one...

The only thing I don't agree with is the one click installation hosting companies have available. You're better of installing it manually and adding security layers while doing so. You don't want to...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 03-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,793
Posted By Leslie B
I've always done keyword research, not so much to...

I've always done keyword research, not so much to put as much keywords as possible in my content, but more for content ideas. The keyword will usually be added in the article anyway if that is what...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 01-09-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Leslie B
Hi Wendy, I'm glad you seem to have fixed...

Hi Wendy,

I'm glad you seem to have fixed your issue with getting to your WordPress blog, however, I have one concern. I noticed that you installed it through Fantastico. From experience I can...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 01-05-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Leslie B
Free and easy to use, then Flexibility is your...

Free and easy to use, then Flexibility is your choice. Make sure to get it from their own site though, you never know what could have been added to the code if you download it from somewhere else.
...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 01-05-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Leslie B
Hi Wendy, I use Hostgator myself (I have a...

Hi Wendy,

I use Hostgator myself (I have a reseller account there), and from experience with clients that have Bluehost hosting, I can say that I, personally, prefer Hostgator. It is a personal...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 12-06-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By Leslie B
Hi Jen, This is the plugin I use for what...

Hi Jen,

This is the plugin I use for what you're asking: LinkWithin - Related Posts with Thumbnails (http://www.linkwithin.com/learn) It's a free one, but you need to "create" it for each of your...
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 12-05-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,230
Posted By Leslie B
You need to be careful when using Google for your...

You need to be careful when using Google for your images, even if you set the search filters for finding free to use images, you could get into copyright issues, if they are labeled wrong. For...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 12-03-2012, 05:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,202
Posted By Leslie B
Hi Jen, The best anti-spam plugin for...

Hi Jen,

The best anti-spam plugin for WordPress is Akismet. It comes with WordPress when you install it, but you'll have to get a key for it which you can do here: Comment spam prevention for your...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 11-27-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,107
Posted By Leslie B
Review blogs are definitely a great way of making...

Review blogs are definitely a great way of making money if doing correctly. Reviewing products/toys you and your kids use every day, will hold a lot of value. A great way of doing that is already...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 11-26-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By Leslie B
We'll have an artificial one. With three indoor...

We'll have an artificial one. With three indoor cats it just gets too messy having them trying to jump into it and climb it.

Leslie
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 11-26-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Leslie B
Welcome to the forum :)

Welcome to the forum :)
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 11-26-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By Leslie B
welcome to the forum :)

welcome to the forum :)
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 11-26-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By Leslie B
welcome to the forum Jessie. I signed up not so...

welcome to the forum Jessie. I signed up not so long ago myself, but I really enjoy it here. I'm sure you will too :)

Leslie
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 11-26-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Leslie B
We are expecting our first snow for later this...

We are expecting our first snow for later this week. On one side I can't hardly wait, on the other hand, I rather not see it snow. My husband is on the road all day for his work and it just gets...
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 11-26-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 152
Posted By Leslie B
We start decorating on December 7 (we have...

We start decorating on December 7 (we have another kid's present day on December 6, so Christmas has to wait until after that ;) ). Can't wait though, I'm really looking forward to it.

Leslie
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 11-26-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Leslie B
Only one game. My oldest son got a Nintendo 3DS...

Only one game. My oldest son got a Nintendo 3DS for his birthday early this month, and now he wants the Inazuma Eleven game. Mom knows what to buy ;)

Leslie
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 11-26-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 223
Posted By Leslie B
Welcome aboard Aon. I'm rather new here...

Welcome aboard Aon.

I'm rather new here myself, but this really feels like a great group, so I'm sure you'll think the same in no time :)

Leslie
Forum: Introduce yourself & miscellaneous talk 11-26-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By Leslie B
Welcome Alyssa, I signed up for WAHM not so...

Welcome Alyssa,

I signed up for WAHM not so long ago myself, so I'm rather new here too. Hope to see you around :)

Leslie
Forum: Affiliate Marketing 11-25-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Leslie B
I agree with Windy. Before you can start selling...

I agree with Windy. Before you can start selling your products, you need to have a name out there, so why not start a blog where you share your own photography stories. Thinks you encounter, your...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 11-21-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 815
Posted By Leslie B
Hi Angie, Definitely, she doesn't need the...

Hi Angie,

Definitely, she doesn't need the extra's the hosting company tries to sell. Just doing the right steps when installing WordPress will get her a long way to keeping her site as secure as...
Forum: Writing: Blogging 11-20-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By Leslie B
Hi Nerdycat, How much money you can make...

Hi Nerdycat,

How much money you can make depends on different factors. I have blogs that make around $600 and blogs that make $50 a month. It depends on the niche of your site (what products you...
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