How to Hide Titles on WordPress Posts and Pages

Custom Heading instead of Post title Shown here

This article explains how to hide your the title on selected wordpress pages and posts.

To start with you’ll need to download and install the Title Remover plugin.

You can get this by going to:
Plugins > Add New

and searching for “Title Remover” in your WordPress admin section.

Once the plugin is installed you’ll find a new checkbox option on the right side of your posts and pages. Simply select the “Hide the title for this item” checkbox and title will no longer be shown on the page but will continue to be used in browser tabs, menu’s and search listing results.

Title Remover Feature

Read More

Make more by spending less – how just about any small business can save thousands by hiring smarter

They way we do business has been changing dramatically thanks to the Internet. Interestingly, a business owner’s first thoughts of the Internet usually revolve around selling online. However, there are other, sometimes even more powerful ways a small business can use the Internet, such as enhancing employee engagement. This can be achieved with the help of tools like electronic communication and by providing easy access to important documents, such as the paystub for employee. For example, providing access to essential financial services like accounting can greatly benefit employees. Websites like https://accountantsfordoctors.co.uk/accountants-for-registrars/ can offer specialized accounting services tailored for specific professions, ensuring financial clarity and peace of mind for employees.

A common profit increasing strategy is to reduce costs, and wages is one of a businesses single biggest expenses. Most businesses have an opportunity to reduce costs in this area through outsourcing or offshore hiring.

There a literally millions of dedicated, experienced offshore workers looking for regular ongoing work ( also looking for one time small to large projects)  who can offer unbeatable value for money.

Let’s take a look at just some of these opportunities:

Book keeping – Just about every business needs their book work prepared. Local costs range anywhere from $30 – $60 per hour. This is a task that can usually be outsourced for $5 – $12 per hour.

Data entry work – whether you need documents converted to digital storage, have data from documents entered into software systems, or perhaps data collected from around the web, there’s someone out there who can do this kind of work for between $3 – $5 per hour.

Personal / virtual assistant – Feeling pressured or overwhelmed? Need help managing your daily workload? How about a personal assistant for between $5 -$7 per hour?

Website / shopping cart admin – need someone to maintain and update content / product on your website? Whether it’s loading content, images or updating products and removing old ones, you can find experienced website administrators for between $7 -$12 per hour

Graphic designers – need a logo made? Or maybe a brochure designed? What about a whole website? Or even a complete corporate image pack? There’s no shortage of talented designers just waiting to work for you for between $10 – $20 per hour
Web / software developers – need a website built? Or perhaps your after a custom app for iPhones or android devices? Th cost of a good developer can range between $5 – $15 per hour.

Content creators – need someone to write content for your website, blog or social media pages? Content writers specialise is crating these type of articles. Content writers can be paid the following ways

  • Per word
  • Per article
  • Per hour

Social media managers – if you use social media as part of your online marketing strategy you’ll know how much work is involved in keeping it updated and running smoothly. A social media manager can ease the workload considerably by taking on many of the daily tasks involved in keeping your social pages updated. Social media managers usually charge between $3 – $7 per hour. When it comes to digital marketing, their expertise in managing social media becomes invaluable in maximizing your online presence and engagement.  For a comprehensive approach to boosting your online visibility, consider collaborating with the best SEO agencies in Chicago for 2023.  Explore the benefits of billboard advertising at site like https://billboardadvertisingcost.co.uk/benefits-of-billboard-advertising/ to further enhance your marketing efforts. For more information on advertising, click here.

Basically, just about any task that involves a computer can be outsourced, at very affordable rates, to dedicated workers overseas. A by product of outsourcing is that the overseas workers often end up getting a higher wage than if they worked for a company in their own country. For example, a typical salary for data entry job in the Philippines is around AUD $400  month ( or $2.32 per hour ) while a typical outsourced worker would earn around double that  at an average of around $4 p/h and they get to work from home.

If your you’d like to learn more about outsourcing then check out the outsourcing category as I add more article over the coming months.

Have you tried outsourcing before and how did it work out for you?

Read More

What is a Business idea really worth?

You’re having an enjoyable dinner with friends, when some one at the table mentions an issue they just had with product x – and suddenly it hits you – the solution to the problem and the idea of the century! 

You quickly explain your idea to the people at the table who all comment on what a great idea it is, how valuable they think your idea is, and how they would all use it.
Suddenly you’re convinced that you just came up with a killer business idea.

Over the last 20 years, I’ve had hundreds of ideas pitched at me, some, I just can’t see working at all, but many of them do have the potential to be commercially viable.  Unfortunatly that alone is not enough. Just because a person has a great business idea doesn’t in any way, shape or form, mean that they have a viable business.
And here’s why…

Most people with a great idea, get caught up in the development / creation of the product or service that forms the basis of their business idea.
Believing that that is the most important aspect of their future success. 

The truth is, the actualisation of the idea is often the easiest part.
In other words, turning the idea into a physical product or service is not the real challenge.
The real challenge, and where most ideas fall over, is the ability to commercialise it. 

You see, once they’ve realised the product or service, they then have to create a whole business around it. They need to get out and market it, sell it, deliver it, support it and do all the other things it takes to actually run a business. 

This is the part where most people fail – having a great idea in itself is worth NOTHING, unless you also have the ability to commercialise it.  

Before you spend weeks or months developing your product or service, try these few tests to see if you’re able to commercialise your idea:

  1. Put together a mockup of your product or write up an brochure on your services.
  2. Go out and pitch it to potential customers 
  3. Try and get some form of future commitment from them

This little exercise alone will give you an indication of whether you have the ability to commercialise it.

For example, if you find that you can’t get your idea in front of potential customers now, how do you expect to get in front of them once you have your product or service ready?

If your potential customers don’t show any interest now, why would they show interest later?

You could save yourself a whole world of grief, stress and money by performing these simple tests right at the start of your new business venture.

Read More

Want Google to help you with you SEO?

Google Search Engine Optimisation starters GuideOne of the biggest questions I’m asked when presenting web marketing workshops is how SEO works. There seems to be a lot of smoke and mirrors around SEO, how it works and what a website owner needs to do to get top ranking for their websites.

What a lot of people don’t know is that even though Google has created it’s own SEO guide (Strangely, it’s called “Google Search Engine optimization starter Guide“, lol ) for web owners and developers.

It’s literally a step by step How To guide on how to optimise your website, provided directly by Google – this isn’t some SEO guru’s take on what he thinks you should be doing – it’s google’s own Search department telling you exactly what they want to see on your website.

If you’re confused or unsure with all the conflicting information out there from so called “SEO experts” about what you should be doing to optimise your website then this is definitely the best place to start.

Here are a few examples of what some SEO experts say vs google:

SEO Expert: “The description meta tags are useless,google doesn’t use these at all”

Google: “Adding description meta tags to each of your pages is always a good practice in case Google cannot find a good selection of text to use in the snippet”

SEO Experts: “Adding alt descriptions to your images won’t help with your SEO”

Google: ” optimizing your image filenames and alt text makes it easier for image search projects like Google Image Search to better understand your images”

And the list goes on.

Take some time to download and read the Google Search Engine optimization starter Guide before you do anything else with your SEO.

 

 

 

Read More

Who decides if you’re successful?

Success – what is it? Who determines it? How do you know when you’ve achieved it? What does it even mean? Most times, when I hear people talk about success or successful people, they’re referring to wealthy people who have made lots of money, have highly paid corporate jobs, and have lots of stuff’ (you know, big house, fancy cars, goes on lots of holidays…) but is that truly the meaning of success? Is success really just about how much money and things a person can amass?

If that is the case then at what point does someone become “successful?” When they earn $100k per year? Or perhaps when they earn $500k per year? How many cars does a person have to have to be successful? What size of house? And who decides all of these anyway?

Maybe, just maybe, what many of us interpret as success isn’t really success after all. But rather, it is the society’s misguided definition of success. After all, who decides if you’re successful?

Let’s take a quick look at the standard dictionary definition of success:

Success: the accomplishment of one’s goals

Nothing there about money, houses or fast cars. Nothing there about comparing one individual to another. Just the accomplishment of one’s goals.

So success is really about you achieving your own goals – not someone else’s, not what society says you should achieve but your own personal goals.

Let’s make this even more personal – after all, it’s all too common for people to set a goal, achieve it and then feel like they haven’t achieved any level of success. What’s with that?

Too often we set goals based on values that are imposed on us by our peers – our family and friends, our social groups, or even society in general. We decide for some reason that these are worthy goals because we’ve been told they are, and we go off working hard to achieve them, but in the end, we feel unfulfilled, empty, and far from successful.

The secret here is to look within, to find our own true personal values, to find the things that really matter to us, regardless of what the society says. These deep, personal core values, form the foundation, form the goals that lead to a feeling of true success.

So let’s redefine the meaning of success.

Success: The realisation of one’s values

In other words, discovering what really matters most to YOU, and living your life according to those values.

I recently experienced a great example of this.

I noticed a note that my wife had stuck to the fridge. Here’s what the note said:

Priorities

  1. Connection
  2. Create positive memories
  3. Learning
  4. Fun

These priorities are a reflection of her values, the things that really matter to her personally. By achieving these priorities, she achieves real success. The kind of fulfilling, satisfying success that eludes so many of us.

The reason so many of us feel we’re unsuccessful is we’re constantly living out other people’s values. We’re trying to achieve  goals that sprang from other people’s values, which are often incongruent and in conflict with our own values. No wonder people spend a lifetime chasing success but never finding it.

Read More