Web Presence

mar·quee [mahr-kee –noun

  1. a tall rooflike projection above a theater entrance, usually containing the name of a currently featured play or film and its stars.

I’ve noticed that many more women are showing up asking for a very specific requirement for their web presence. They want a marquee style header.

At first, I thought this would be the exception. And it was, for a little while.

Most of my previous clients are coaches. Early on, I had one ‘typical’ artist show up and say yes to me and my way of webifying. And after analysis of what she was presenting to the world, and upon my recommendation to her, we designed her web presence using a different WordPress theme than is my usual standard. And Thesis is a standard in today’s web presencing universe.

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It’s one thing for me to teach you the steps of how to create a Paypal button and put it on your upcoming event’s sales page.

But along with understanding how to use Paypal in your online business, understanding where it fits into a (your) business process is also super critical.

What is a business process?

It’s probably something you do repeatedly. A series of steps, grouped together as a “task” where several tasks equal a process.

Like “onboarding” a new client. I have a process. I gather certain information and send out certain information. It’s usually always the same thing. It’s a process.

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Aweber or Feedburner?

September 10, 2010

Writing is easy, when you are open to receiving the prompts given endlessly by life. (This post is inspired by my latest new client from Milan, Italy. Yes, Italy… as in Eat, Pray, Love… and her Italiano accent is delish!)

So, if you are new to my blog, I’ll say again, I help women who are just starting out. You may have a static web presence, or both a static web presence and a blog or maybe you want to add a blog to your static web presence.

Or, maybe after playing around in the micro-bizness entrepreneurial internets, you’ve realized that each and every web presence you create requires time/energy/attention to maintain and grow it so, like me, you’ve combined it all into one place.


Another Thesis Theme Review

August 18, 2010

What is Thesis?

Thesis is a theme for your self-hosted WordPress website or blog.

the Thesis framework for WordPress

A theme is part of the inner workings of your web presence that introduces flexibility and efficiency when it comes to stylizing your unique web presence. By stylizing, I not only mean the colors, fonts, etc. (referred to as the look & feel) but also how you share information on your website (referred to as Information Architecture).


Yeah upsells suck, but at the end of the day, GoDaddy makes the web stuff of my life so much easier.

This is really simple. Godaddy’s rates stay extremely competitive while providing the best customer support & service around.

When it comes to choosing a place to get your domain name or set up your custom Thesis WordPress installation for your web presence on their network of hosting servers, GoDaddy is the one-stop shop that just makes my web life (and my clients) easier.


Mobile Notary Tales

July 20, 2010

In between helping women get their tech-savvy on and talking with others about personal living strategies and astrology, I am also a mobile notary.

If you follow me on Twitter, I may have mentioned this a few times. And I don’t really talk about it at all on my website.

So this post is for those of you who may have wondered what the heck I’m doing driving all over Southern California…

Living My Dreams & Making Ends Meet

It’s taken me a while to figure out how to be an entrepreneur.  I’m still figuring it out. And in all honesty, I don’t think we ever do. Figure it all out.

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The Perfect Look & Feel

October 19, 2009

Tech Savvy 101 is a series of posts designed to help demystify some terminology so you can get your brain around what it really takes to start getting your tech savvy on.

Are you letting worry and concern over the perfect look and feel get in the way of getting clear about who you are and who you serve?

When a smart creative woman considers establishing herself on the web, the questions she’ll be answering first or even close to middle way through, are not about the look and feel.

The Look & Feel Never Comes First

Unless you’re a web designer.

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Are you ready to get your RSS stuff figured out (or understand better what it is and why you want to use it)? I’m writing this post just for you (well actually my client Rebecca Morehead who got her tech savvy on with me and created a niche website for her upcoming Law of Attraction book).

She sent me an email asking about RSS and basically wanting to get her head around it so she can do better with it on her web presence.

What It Is

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.


If you’ve been reading my Tech Savvy 101 series, then hopefully you have a good handle on the three critical ingredients that you need to create a web presence. Whether it’s a simple web page or full blown web site, or you’re a  small business owner just starting out or big business generating hundreds of clicks per day, without the three essential pieces (a domain name, hosting and content) there can be no web *anything.*

And since I’ve been talking a lot about how Blogger takes a major portion the headache out of deciding those pieces (plus it’s free), the next big question I get is should I have a website or a blog?

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“...a deeper understanding of what the process entails and sparks for her clients.”~ Tricia Karp, SpokenYou.com (web)