Find Your Website Rank

November 25, 2015

What is your website ranking?  What is the site’s value?  How much should it earn?  These questions and more are answered at hypestat.com.

Naturally, I was curious about Homepreneurs.  I’ve blogged for several years and was always curious about the ranking.  Here are my results:

homepreneurs receives about 64 unique visitors and 64 (1.00 per visitor) page views per day which should earn about $0.52/day from advertising revenue. Estimated site value is $392.92. According to Alexa Traffic Rank homepreneurs.net is ranked number 5,534,931 in the world and 1.4E-5% of global Internet users visit it. This site has Google page rank of 1. Site is hosted in Scottsdale, AZ, 85260, United States and links to network IP address 50.63.202.63.

I think the best result is that Homepreneurs has a Google page rank of 1.  Can’t beat that for anything.  Everyone wants to get on that first page of Google’s results.

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The money is secondary to me – I am more interested in helping others be successful.  This is why I launched Homepreneurs some 6 years ago.

How did I do it?  Timing, good content, social media, and lots of work.  You can read more in my recent eBook: Blog Better.  It is available on Amazon.

You can do the same, with time and effort.  Use hypestat.com and find your website ranking.  😉


Start a Business for $50

November 18, 2015

Yes, you can start a business for $50.  The business can be product or service-oriented, full-time or part-time, from home or not.  Here is how the costs break down:

  1. Using Google, enter godaddy into the search box.  Click on the $0.99 domain name box.

start a business for $50

 

2. Go to 1 Dollar Hosting.  Buy 12 months of website hosting for $12.00

3. Go to fiverr.com and hire someone to design a logo for $5.00

4. Design a website on WordPress.com for free.

5. Host the website on 1 dollar hosting.

6. Figure out what you want to sell or a service to provide.  Candles to yard work.  Whatever you want to do

7. Partner with a friend and double your efforts.

8. Set up a PayPal account.  Integrate the PayPal account with the website.

9. Sign up for social media platforms, hopefully with the same domain name

10. Start blogging or put product on your site to sell.  Advertise your services.

You spent $18 and a little time.  Spend the rest on materials if you need them or buy a few pizzas.  Or save the $32.00 for a date.

Whichever way you choose, start a business for $50.00 or less.

You’re welcome.  Have a nice day.


Windows XP Support Terminated

April 10, 2014

Are you still running Windows XP?  Many people and businesses still are in the U.S.  Microsoft terminated support for Windows XP effective on April 8, 2014.  No more critical updates and no more security patches leaving you potentially vulnerable to hackers.

There are steps you can take to protect yourself…

 

Windows XP Support Terminated.


10 Questions to ask Before Starting a Home Business with a Spouse

January 4, 2014

You married or live with him or her because you love them.  But could you spend your working days with them too?  And sleep together at night?  Here are 10 simple questions to ask before starting a home business with a partner or spouse.

1) Can you work side-by-side?

This seems like a basic question – you play well in the sandbox – so why can’t you work well together?  There are many reasons from constant contact to settling personal and business differences.  Ask yourself honestly if a working arrangement can be productive, successful, and not destroy the positive and personal side of your lives.

2) Do you each have common goals?

Is your vision the same as your partner?  Does he or she support and agree with what you want to do and vice-versa?  If one wants to make widgets and the other wants to make cogs, how will you reconcile that?  What about the long-term?  Do you both agree about a long-term vision for the business?  Does it fit with your personal goals?  And if you have children, how do they fit in the mix?

3) Define and agree on roles

Will you do bookkeeping or will the other?  Determine who is responsible for producing the product (if appropriate) and who will handle customer service.  Also, who will make the final decision if common agreement is impossible?  You don’t want a business to cause friction in your personal life and the business needs are important too.  Someone must be in charge.

4) Define the business plan

Sometimes an objective third party is a good choice for reviewing a business plan.  An organization like SCORE will gladly assist entrepreneurs interested in starting a business – individuals or couples – with business plans and start-up businesses.

5) Talk. Talk. Talk.

Open and honest conversation is key to successful marriages and a successful business.  Set aside time to talk specifically about business issues.  When discussing, don’t be critical or dismiss the other’s ideas. You are not always right and the other is not always wrong.  Relationships are a 50-50 proposition.  A business partnership is too.

6) Draw a line between family and business

Maybe your business hours are 8 to 4 or one works that shift while another works a later time.  Whatever the case, draw that line between family time and business time.  If you promised to take the kids to the water park after school, make sure the business doesn’t interfere.  The flip side is also true.  Don’t allow your pillow talk to wander into the upcoming client meeting or quarterly taxes.

7) Create logical boundaries

Work is work.  The office is the office, even if the office is at home.  Design your work and living spaces to be separate from each other.  This helps keep personal and professional lives from conflicting.

8) Present as a team

Be united as business partners.  If you are parents, you don’t allow children to play one parent against another.  Do the same with your business.  Answer client questions the same way, each and every time.

9) Keep customers in the dark

Clients don’t need to know that your spouse is the other partner.  Keep them out of the loop.  Refer to your partner by name or as my partner, not as my husband or wife.  The less a client knows, the better.

10) Contingency plans

With both spouses working on the same business, failure is a double whammy.  Instead of losing one income, both incomes are gone.  Have a sizable cash reserve and another way to make money, if needed.  Assuming the worst outcome will make you plan more carefully and cautiously.  Build those reserves – remember, you have a family to feed too.  Further, draw up a partnership agreement that allows for one to get out, if they want to or must.  A business attorney can assist with this endeavor.


Too Important Not to Share Again – CryptoLocker Malware

November 26, 2013

Ransom Cryptolocker is a newer variant of so-called “ransom malware” that locks a computer until the user pays for a “key”. First noted by BitDefender anti-virus labs in late October, this malicious software will ruin your day. In a big way.

Read the whole article here: http://homepreneurs.net/2013/11/25/new-malware-infection-unbreakable-crypto-ransom-demand/

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And take these steps:

Here are some steps you should take to avoid or at least reduce your chances of infection:

Back up your data. Do it now. Do it regularly. If you can’t afford to lose it, BACK IT UP!

– Ensure your anti-virus, anti-malware or similar are UP TO DATE!

If the anti-virus software you run is expired, purchase a new solution. pcmag.com lists their top 3 anti-virus programs for 2013: Three products share the Editor’s Choice honor for best overall antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus Plus (2014)$39.95 at BitDefender, Norton AntiVirus (2014)$49.99 at Norton, and Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013$19.99 at Webroot.

Do not open unexpected or unknown emails. The IRS, FBI, and other government sites will never email you. They will send via the Post Office or come knocking at your door. UPS and FedEx deliver packages to you and leave notices if you are not available. They do not email.

Finally, never pay a ransom to anyone. If you see the warning message above, contact one of the several antimalware websites listed and get disinfected. If not, bring your computer to a local expert that specializes in antivirus removal.


Organize Ideas with a Mind Map

October 14, 2013

You have ideas: for a new business, a novel, a change in career or maybe an exotic trip somewhere.  Your thoughts come at weird times: when you wake up, at work, in the shower, driving.  You are busy and not as organized as you’d like.  Those great ideas get lost.

You could try something to organize and structure related thoughts.  Maybe mind mapping?  Each chapter of your novel with rough outlines, the countries or cities that you want to visit…  Try a mind map and put all related ideas together.

Start with a word or idea and put it in the center.  Expand outward with branches, keywords, and additional information.

Organize Ideas with a Mind Map

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More SEO Tips

October 10, 2013

Homepreneurs.net – hosted with Blue Host – uses a SEO service to improve its search engine optimization effort. I thought I’d share some of the tips that I see for improving SEO:

  • A meta description has been specified, but it does not contain the target keyword / phrase.
  • The page title contains keyword / phrase, but it does not appear at the beginning; try and move it to the beginning.

SEO Process

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