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Best WordPress Plugins for 2014

Written by Guest Blogger on June 29, 2014

As WordPress becomes the blogging platform of choice, a wealth of plugins has also been made available to its millions of users. These tools are very efficient in that they help webmasters, publishers and business owners get to know more about their audience, improve their SEO practices and find ways to drive traffic to their sites.

One of the best ways to ensure your site is fully functional and search engine friendly is to use plugins. Currently, there are almost 30,000 available plugins for WordPress alone including the WordPress video plugin which means there’s sure to be one that will fit your site’s needs.

For this year, here are some of the highly recommended WordPress plugins you can use as vouched by the experts on blogging and web design. (more…)

Who You Friend on Facebook Could Affect Your Credit Score

Written by Guest Blogger on June 24, 2014

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Facebook can provide a lot of benefits when it comes to connecting with people from all over the world on a personal and professional level. But beware because it also has its pitfalls.

Did you know that who you connect with on this top social networking site can also affect your credit score? They can help you in terms of getting approved for a loan but on the flipside, they can also cause you to get rejected for a loan.

The reason is that some tech startups are now using social data to find out a person’s financial capability and credit history. While traditional lenders depend primarily on a person’s credit score such as FICO to determine if they’re worthy of a loan, there are now lending companies that utilize data from social networking sites to determine an applicant’s creditworthiness. As such, it may be time to be extra cautious in choosing your friends on Facebook. (more…)

Best Ways to Include Social Media Buttons in a Blog

Written by Guest Blogger on June 1, 2014

One of the most effective ways of promoting your blog is by including social media sharing buttons. This way, it would be easy for people visiting your site to share your content they find interesting with their favorite platforms. This sharing method is a great way to expand your audience reach and increase the number of visitors to your website.

Adding social media buttons can be done in various ways. You can include them on your home or landing page, on every web page or on every blog post and even your email content. The best option is to do so your visitors will just click the share button right there and then after reading or scanning your content.

How to Add Social Media Buttons


Before adding the social media buttons to your blog or website, first decide on what networking sites you would like to include. The most popular are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest. (more…)

Apps to Help You Start an Online Franchise Business

Written by Guest Blogger on March 23, 2014

An online business today is most ideal for people wanting to earn an income while working in the comfort of their homes. Interestingly, a franchise business can even be operated at home and let you enjoy a steady flow of income moving forward.

Before deciding on the type of business to launch, it is most important to do your research to determine the feasibility of your business. Make a short survey by asking around and taking notes of business opportunities in your specific location.

Depending on your interest and budget, there are many choices available these days. You can start small and make sure to choose a business that will meet the needs of people and not just their wants. When you’re fulfilling a need, there’s a great chance your valuable business will thrive moving forward.

Consider your budget as well. Some startups require only a small capital while the others require a major financial investment. Starting small is the way to go today because you can always expand later on if you think the business getting profitable and gaining more followers. (more…)

5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Business

Written by dave on January 28, 2014

Whether you have a business that’s just getting off the ground or your company is well established and has been around for a few years, there are always ways that technology can help to improve the way your firm runs, increase the amount of clients that come in, and save a little money in the process.

Here are some ways to use technology in your business, if you don’t use them already. (more…)