The More I Try and Predict the More I Realize I Don’t Know #!$%

The More I Try and Predict the More I Realize I Don’t Know #!$%

Well I know that this is not the best title, but hey it rhymes. And hey I think I spelled “rhymes” correctly. Anyway, we try and use sales reports and financial modeling to predict our sales and plan for our sales growth. We also use it to plan on how much inventory we will need and forecasting for our time. So while we can easily predict our sales by simply calculating them on a spreadsheet…

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Securing Your WordPress Site Against Constant Hacker Attacks

Securing Your WordPress Site Against Constant Hacker Attacks

Securing Your WordPress Site is something you dont think about until it is to late. With most of us we setup a WordPress site and hope we never get hacked or get a malware infection. This can only lead to having your site blacklisted and your email delisted rendering your site down, invisible to Google, and gone off the internet landscape leaving your audience or customers wondering. There are a few things you can do…

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ProfitMag a Change to A Responsive Theme for Mobile Use

ProfitMag a Change to A Responsive Theme for Mobile Use

So we got a notice from Google that we are not optimized for mobile use. And that our search rankings may not be as high as they could be do to our site not being optimized for mobile viewing. I had not even realized that our theme was not a responsive theme. When I chose it I just saw the words responsive and thought I was OK. But the responsive part was actually only if…

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3 Ways to Use Case Studies and Stories to Build Your Brand

3 Ways to Use Case Studies and Stories to Build Your Brand

One thing we did when we built our online business was to focus on the vehicle industry. We started with three of us and we each had experience in various levels of the vehicle industry from the mining/agricultural/construction heavy duty equipment, to cars, trucks, and Jeeps, to power sport vehicles. In order for us to successfully sell some of our products we had to build a story of who our company was. When we started…

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What To Do When A Person Complains About Your Site?

What To Do When A Person Complains About Your Site?

You go out of your way to THANK THEM… For anyone to take the time to give feedback on your site is a good thing. That way you can do what you can to fix things that you may not have known about. When a person complains you should at least look into their complaint. Now I am talking about good constructive feedback, not some person out there who complains about anything and really does…

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How we Keep Track of our Listings on eBay and Easily Relist Them

How we Keep Track of our Listings on eBay and Easily Relist Them

eBay is a great system and a huge revenue stream for us. But when you are first starting out it is hard to keep track of all your listings, when they end, and when you need to relist them. The problem is that eBay will delete any listings that you list that are duplicates. Do this enough times and you may even be penalized. Their algorithms are so good that if you have multiple stores…

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Online Business Lessons from our Ecommerce and Assisted Selling Sites

Online Business Lessons from our Ecommerce and Assisted Selling Sites

Well January 2015 has come and gone and we already have learned quite a bit about online business and assisted selling sites. After the great or not so great Google Panda and Penguin update of 2014 we had to make some changes and learn some lessons. But January was kind to me and I learned some valuable things about how we can do better on our assisted selling sites. First the Holiday Season Sucked Well…

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2 Free Ways to Make Facebook and Twitter Covers

2 Free Ways to Make Facebook and Twitter Covers

When I first started making all of these websites to make an income from I basically did a lot of the graphics and covers myself. Quite frankly I did not know any better. But after a while I gave into the notion that I do not always have to do things myself, and that their are others out there that can do things for me at a great price. Fiverr is a place like that….

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Cutting Costs and Improving Profits in an eBay Amazon World

Cutting Costs and Improving Profits in an eBay Amazon World

Cutting Costs in today’s eCommerce world, especially if you deal on eBay and Amazon, is becoming a necessity not an after thought. A lot of people look at cutting costs only when times are tough and they are forced to do it. Others, who are smarter, look at their costs and understand who reducing cost of goods prices can directly impact the bottom line just as well as margins do. Lets take an example if…

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Our Upgrade to IPhone 6 from IPhone 5 Six Month Review

Our Upgrade to IPhone 6 from IPhone 5 Six Month Review

So we have had our IPhone 6 regular size not that super-sized fablet. And I wanted to give it some time to marinate in my phone usage juices before I gave my two cents on the phone. I upgraded from the regular IPhone 5 to the new IPhone 6 when I learned that I could not get a new IPhone 5 for any less. Whatever, I loved my IPhone 5 and when mine took a…

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