Installing a Sitemap Plugin for WordPress – in Video

September 9, 2013

Homepreneurs mentioned why sitemaps for websites were important in an earlier post.

Here are recorded video step by step instructions for installing an XML sitemap for WordPress themes.

Installing a Sitemap Plugin for WordPress – in Video


Your Website Needs a Sitemap

September 5, 2013

A site map (or sitemap) is a list of pages of a web site accessible to Internet browser crawlers or users. It can be either a document in any form used as a planning tool for Web design, or a Web page that lists the pages on a Web site, typically organized in hierarchical fashion.

Your Website Needs a Sitemap

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Using AdSense to Make Money for a Website or Blog

August 27, 2013

Homepreneurs recently blogged about using Google analytics for a website.  In this post, we discuss making money from Google’s AdSense.  For the full article, please read on… http://homepreneurs.net/2013/08/26/use-adsense-to-make-money-for-a-website-or-blog/

Below is a snapshot of an AdSense report for Homepreneurs website – Homepreneurs.net.  This report is only for a few days and no conclusions should be drawn, positive or negative.

AdSense Report

AdSense Report

Homepreneurs website is Homepreneurs.net.  Homepreneurs has a blog at homepreneurs.wordpress.com, a Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/homepreneurs, a Twitter site – http://www.twitter.com/homepreneurs, a tumblr site – http://www.tumblr.com/homepreneurs, a Pinterest presence – http://www.pinterest.com/homepreneurs, and a LinkedIn page (Homepreneurs).


Estimate Your Website Value

July 17, 2013

Websites are more than the price paid or domain name registration cost.  Microsoft.com has an estimated value of around $19,000,000 based on income generated per day, etc.  Apple.com has a estimated net worth of around $7,500,000.

How is website value calculated?  According to mywebsitesnetworth.com, “apple.com is worth $7,490,928.94 based on our estimate that it receives 6,904,082 impressions per day, and earns probably close to or more than $24,164.29 each day.”

By contrast, Homepreneurs.net is estimated to be worth a meager $818.47.  This actually isn’t bad since I’ve only invested $500 or so into purchases and development effort.  Homepreneurs was never intended to be a money-maker, it was a graduate school project that exceeded expectations.

If you are interested in finding out what your website – or any other – may be worth, go to mywebsitesnetworth.com and enter the domain name into the text box below.

websiteworth

Enter the domain name – e.g. Homepreneurs.net and click on submit.  A brief calculation will yield:

Homepreneurs website estimate

Mywebsitesnetworth.com indicates it can calculate estimated worth for about 1.9 million websites.  What is your website’s value?

By Dion D. Shaw

Dion Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs

Homepreneurs.  New Day.  New Opportunity.


Is Your Website Mobile Friendly

April 18, 2013

The number of tablet computers and smartphones is growing at an  astounding rate.  There are currently about 1 billion smartphones around the world with another billion expected in the next 3 years.  And those are just smartphone statistics!  Add in the tablet numbers and more often than not, people are using mobile devices for work and entertainment.

Is your home or small business website ready for mobile users?  If you want to sell from your site, it better be!  Home and small business need to be flexible, nimble, and ahead of the technology curve. If you are not, competition will be and you will lose sales.

What to do?

Start by reading this article -http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/tech-manager/dont-put-off-making-your-web-site-mobile-friendly/8223?tag=content;siu-container

Tablet

Tablet

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Fast and Free Website With Webs.com

January 28, 2013

Last week, we blogged about getting a free website through Wix.com and this post shows you another free deal on a website, this one through Webs.com.  It is also very easy to use, based on drag and drop.  Perfect for Home Business, Webs starts with 6 pages: Home, About us, Photo Gallery, FAQ, Contact Us, and Testimonials.  Each can be changed as needed or desired.  The theme of the website can also be changed even after the initial selection.

Free website through Webs.com

Free website through Webs.com

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Create a Fast, Free Website with Wix

January 16, 2013

Your home business needs a website – fast and cheap.  Here is a great idea – Wix.com.  For testing purposes, I built and published a test website within 20 minutes.  Wix provided a one page site for free and muti-page sites are available too with Home, Bio, News & Events, Books, and Contact pages.   If using the free version, you will have to accept minor advertising, a horizontal banner ad at the bottom of the page.

After completing the editing, click on publish and answer a few basic questions to complete the SEO process for search engines.  The test web page I created is http://homepreneurs.wix.com/home .  Click on that link and it will take you to:

Homepreneurs Wix Page

homepreneurs wix site

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