Did your new years resolution include ways to amp up your business? If you feel as if you are taking one step forward and two steps back read on.
Everyday, I see websites and wonder how did they do that? How much does something like that cost? Can I do that or do I have to hire someone? We all know the economy has affected every business and every household. People have turned to different methods of putting food on the table and paying the bills. Our focus at Hobby Hill Farm has taken us on new paths that I never dreamed possible. Anyone can sell products but it is the way in which you are marketing those products that determines success. Your website has to be clean with a smooth flow to keep people interested as well as the ability to locate information quickly. This required us to update our site in 2011 making it easy for us to focus on a new bucket list for 2012. On the top was the inclusion of a BLOG. I haven’t totally embraced the BLOG concept after all I went kicking and screaming down the road when it was time to dive into Facebook, Twitter and Google+. (Still working on that last one.)
Fortunately, I tapped into a great resource and connected with someone that could hold my hand through the addition of a wordpress blog. What I thought was a major mountain to climb was just a small hurdle to jump. Now that I have had a “hand holding” session I am ready to soar. I installed another wordpress site last nite on my own and things are going very smooth. Do you know that there are hundreds of free templates to access or you can purchase a beautifull designed template and install it yourself? Don’t be afraid when you hear the term plug-in or widget as these are tools to help you. I have a favorite of each I can’t wait to explore further. The plug-in “RECIPRESS” – this allows users to enter a recipe that can be printed! What an awesome plug-in for someone who loves to share recipes on their blog. My widget of choice so far is the “TEXT” widget. You can add anything in the text field for display in your sidebar.
How exciting to be starting a new year with a new product that is guaranteed to help you share your business, home life or ANYTHING with everyone via the net.