Show me the Way to Make and Save Money

September 10, 2013

Everyone wants to make extra money – saving money is good too.

April Carvelli has a blogs on Blogspot about different ways to make and save money.  A freelance writer, she was previously featured in a Homepreneurs Success Story.

From freelance writing to cutting cable and cell phone costs, April has a number of great ideas.

A great blog to make and save money!

Show me the Way to Make and Save Money.

Money House



September 9, 2013

Sometime over the past couple days, this blog – – passed the 100,000 views mark.


I am thrilled. 


A combination of the words “home” and “entrepreneur”,  Homepreneurs is a blog, website, and other social media sites dedicated to starting and running a home business and work at home jobs.


I’ve met many great people and learned a hell of a lot from those wonderful folks.


Some in particular I’d like to single out are: – for making blogging very simple.  Could not do this without you.


– Patti Hale – blogs at


– Mark Holtzman, PHD, CPA who blogs at


– Rose Chimera – blogs at


– April Carvelli – blogs at


Each has taught me how to write, read, learn, and live.  Some have provided lessons in humanity and humility.  Thank you.


I am also very, very thankful to all who have stopped by, read and commented.  This represents 3 years of research, writing, and hard work.



How did I get to 100,000 views?  A combination of social media, frequent posts, relevant content and YOU.  I will write more on the accomplishment in the future.

I have told you many times before that if I can do this, so can you.  I am not special, unique or amazingly gifted.  I am no different or better than you.  Start your own blog on, pick a unique topic, and write!

From the bottom of my heart – thank you!!!!


Dion Shaw is the founder of owner of Homepreneurs

Homepreneurs website is

Homepreneurs blogs at

Facebook page –

Twitter site –

tumblr site –

Pinterest page –

A LinkedIn page (Homepreneurs group)


Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed.  Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions or recommendations.  Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.

© Homepreneurs 2010 – 2013, All Rights Reserved

Domains 101: An Introduction to Custom Domains

August 25, 2013




The Blog

Wasn’t it Shakespeare who once said, “A blog by any other domain would read just as sweetly”?  While it’s true that, as long as you are writing good content consistently, you will find your niche and audience, your site address is an important part of your online presence. A memorable site address is a direct link to your and your readers. Without it, they can’t find you.

When you sign up for a site on, you automatically receive a free subdomain, like Your site is always available through your address and you can use it for free for as long as you’d like. As your blog grows, you may find that you’d like to further customize your site address and replace your * subdomain with your own .com.

To help familiarize you with the world of domains, we’ve crafted up a series of posts for…

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Put Your Money Where Your Blog Is: Should You Pay for Traffic?

August 7, 2013

Pay for traffic to your blog?


The Daily Post

Even those of us who blog for purely personal reasons appreciate some validation, whether comments, likes, or just pageviews. Encouraging that feedback is one of the most frustrating things for many bloggers; when we hit “publish,” we want to see the little bar graph go up, up, and away and when we don’t, it’s discouraging. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what readers respond to — a labor of love sinks like a stone, while a five-minute rant makes the rounds on Twitter.

Looking to give your site a boost and reach new audiences? From a custom domain to advanced SEO tools and more design options, there’s a plan that’s right for you.

There’s plenty of advice on attracting and engaging readers (some of it from us), most of which requires time and effort without guaranteed success . . . although there is one foolproof method: pay for traffic…

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More Traffic to your WordPress Blog

June 9, 2013

Homepreneurs recently posted about using a blog for home business start up exposure.  Start ups want as much traffic as possible to build name recognition and business “buzz”.  Starting a blog is not enough – people won’t visit automatically.  Keywords, website links, SEO and many other factors are involved.

Need or want more visitors to your WordPress blog?  Try these tips recommended by the fine folks here at support:

Getting more views and traffic



Reasons Every Startup Should Blog

May 29, 2013

Are you a startup? Start with a blog!


start up blog

A blog is a great way to open up the dialogue between your startup and the online community.  It is something we (Cahoots) have been doing for a few months now while we refine our concept and product.  Our blog has been a fantastic tool, asset, and outlet for us.  We are attracting a growing audience to engage with on a regular basis. As it turns out the biggest advantage isn’t the traffic, it’s the thought, research, feedback, and encouragement that blogging gives us.  Therefore, we recommend blogging as a cornerstone to any startup.  Here’s why:

1.  The Edge: As of December 2012, there are over 634 million websites (Pingdom).  There are an average of 150,000 new websites and 7.3 million pages added to the internet everyday. A blog is just one more way to get an edge and stand out from the competition. Research has found…

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Test Website Display Problems with Quirktools

May 6, 2013

Does your website or blog get complaints from visitors because of how it displays on the screen?  Homepreneurs sometimes gets comments that a page or post doesn’t show up well in a browser.

Several reasons this might happen:

– Your screen resolution is too low.  Try increasing the resolution.  Right click on an empty area of the desktop window and from the menu, choose “screen resolution”.  You will see this window:


Change the resolution settings as needed.

– Your Internet browser is outdated.  The major browsers are: Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox (Mozilla), Safari (Apple), and Chrome (Google).  Each has several versions available and patches within those versions.  Yours may be out of date.  Download and install the latest update possible.

– The display adapter or BIOS drivers need updating.  Go to the computer manufacturers website –,,,,,, etc. and look for the support and drivers tab.  Many websites have automatic detection to check your adapter settings.

If these three steps aren’t working, try using Quirktools to give you a general idea of what a website looks like on various size screens.  Below are two example of Quirktools page and how Homepreneurs is displayed, the first on a regular monitor, the second on a tablet.  Quirktools has many options available.  Try testing your own website.



One of these solutions should resolve your display issue.  If not, you may be using a browser that is incompatible with the website or blog display.  Try using one of the other major browsers to see if this corrects the issue.

By Dion D. Shaw

Dion D. Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs

Homepreneurs.  New Day.  New Opportunity.


Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed.  Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions or recommendations.  Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.

© Homepreneurs 2010 – 2013, All Rights Reserved


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