Posts by Lorraine McNulty

Work smarter not harder! Use the 80/20 rule!

8020 rule

I’m sure everybody has probably heard of the 80/20 rule. If you have or if you haven’t you need to read on – it could potentially change your life. It is fundamental to every person whether a business person or not!

Now don’t be put off if you’re not a big fan of numbers. The 80/20 rule, although based on mathematical foundations, is more of a concept. But just in case you want the history here goes…

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Are you getting enough?

opt-in

Opt-ins are the life blood of your business. You can have the most successful blog in the world, in terms of visitors reading it, but if they don’t opt-in to your mailing list you are losing the opportunity to convert those readers to clients.

We have all heard the saying ‘The money is in the list!”, right?

Well it may be a cliche, but it’s true.
So how do you make sure you get people to opt-in?

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2017 Readers’ Choice Award

Best Web Design Company

Thank you for voting Maple Moon Web Design Inc the Best Web Design Company in 2017! We are truly honoured to have received this award for the last 13 years! The Readers’ Choice Awards are voted for over a period of a few weeks by filling and returning a ballot in the local Port Perry…

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Golf Balls and Beer!

Dealing with overwhelm

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar.

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SEO & website design: Everything you need to know

Your website is the center of your digital marketing world — the place that all digital rivers run toward. And of course, the largest of its traffic sources is generally organic search. Yet all too often, businesses don’t think about SEO until after having a website designed (or redesigned), and these sites are often sadly lacking…

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How To Add a PDF Link in Joomla

Add a PDF link to Joomla

I’m often asked, “How do I add a PDF link in Joomla?” It’s something that you might not do that often so it’s easy to forget how to do it. Here’s a quick reference video to show you how to add the link. The same process can be applied to linking to an image or an…

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How Rewiring Your Brain Can Earn You Money!

marketing mindset

To be successful in marketing and consequently selling and making money, you need to have a marketing mindset. That means you need to think a little differently to the average person. You need to be receptive to growth and learning new skills and banish any negative thinking or fear of failure. You need to be…

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10 Things to Look for in a Good Website Designer

good website designer

In today’s hectic business climate it is important to work smarter. But when you have to choose an important service provider such as a website designer you need to slow down and make a deliberate, careful decision. This is particularly important when you are getting ready to put your company’s face on the World Wide…

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High Engagement & Value Builds Trust and Income

Business Trust

Having an online business requires a definite skill set. Your customers are buying from you ‘sight unseen’. In order for them to do that it takes a certain level of trust. Trust that you should have built up with them, prior to them purchasing from you.

So just how do you go about building that trust?

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Unleash The Power of a Consistent Workplace!

If you are doing the same thing over and over again, you should ideally take the time to write a ‘How To’, step by step guide so that you could easily pass the task off to someone else.

Now, you may not want to pass the task off to anyone at this stage in your business because you’re not ready or funds don’t allow you to. But getting into the habit of writing down your systems is a great way to eliminate disorder and chaos from your business.

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