Does Your Website Smell Like Old 1970s Paneling?

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Is that really a thing? The Smell of 1970s panelling? Well it got your attention right? Don’t tell me you haven’t visited a site before and had this same thought. Do you know some of the signs of an outdated website?

Website design and functionality has changed so much over the last 10 years. Not only do you have to worry about how it looks, but now you have to consider how people are using/accessing your site. So how do you know when it is time for a website to get a facelift or a refresh?

Let’s take a look at 5 key signs:

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5 Reasons Why Your Website Is A Big Dealbreaker!

is your website a dealbreaker

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Maybe I am not  your target audience, but I want to share a few things that drive me crazy when I am on a website. These are  things I see daily and have even removed a few from my own website (once I realized how annoying they were). Is your website a dealbreaker? Let's find out!

Keep in mind, you want lots of visitors to your site and you want keep them there as long as you can. This is not just for the opportunity to pick up a new client, Google is watching that stuff! If you are keeping your readers engaged for longer periods of time it affects how you show up in search engine results.

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Designing on a Dollar

Design on a Dollar This post contains affiliate links. I will earn a commission at no additional charge to you if you make a purchase using my links.

Designing on a Dollar

Part 4 in my bootstrapping is all about design.  I use Canva for Work and absolutely love it.  I started with the free version of Canva but quickly upgraded to Canva for Work.  The extra features are well worth the money that I spend. Let's start with pricing.  You can use Canva for FREE yes free :) That is how I started using Canva myself.  If you decide, like I did, that you need to take it up a notch you can upgrade to Canva for Work which is $12.95 per month or $9.95/month when paid annually. When you upgrade to Canva for Work you get some extra tools like:

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Business on the Broke

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Business on The Broke

Business On The BrokeTo give full disclosure I am totally in love with 17Hats!  When I first starting running my business on the broke, this was one of the first tools that I purchased (like within the first month)! I don’t want to give a biased opinion but I am going to share all the reasons why I love 17Hats.  This is not a comparison with Dubsado or any of the others because I haven’t used them.  I landed on 17Hats and I just haven’t felt inclined to try anything else. If you have never heard of 17Hats, let me just tell you why you are going to fall in love with this platform. We've all heard the phrase "I wear many hats" and when you run your own small business that is exactly what you have to do. So a very appropriate name indeed!  With this one tool you can create and send contracts, invoices, manage client data, create workflows, schedule projects, and so many more tasks.  Forget about cobbling together a hand full of tools to manage all.the.things. With 17Hats your business is covered from lead generation through contracts and payment, all the way to project completion.

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