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Note:“The Digital Entrepreneur” podcast is still on pause. So, this week I will share another episode of Sites, which is hosted by Jerod Morris.
It’s not the sexiest topic, but it sure is important.
Hosting is the one element of your website that impacts each and every single word you image you publish.
You may be wondering … is it really THAT important? Aren’t there plenty of cheap $5 per month hosting options out there that I can start with, and upgrade later if my site actually goes anywhere?
Seems logical, right?
But here’s the problem. Shoddy WordPress hosting will likely keep you from succeeding in the first place, and that’s a big problem because it can cost you traffic (and money).
Take a listen and find out why premium WordPress hosting is as imperative as ever.
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Now here are five more resources to help you create, sell, and grow — curated by me and members of Digital Commerce Academy.
1. Build a big business around online education
With student debt rising at an exponential rate, more and more people are looking for an online alternative. Learn what this means for you and how you can take advantage.
2. Add more tools to your arsenal
Marketing has changed at a rapid pace. Most startups these days have adopted digital marketing, but not all the weapons that digital marketers have in their arsenals are equally effective.
3. You now have 400 million more potential customers
Facebook has just started rolling out a brand new feature that a lot of advertisers have been waiting for: The ability to retarget people who have engaged with your Instagram account.
4. Give your audience a completely satisfying experience
Recently, my wife and I went on our first cruise in which I learned about the power of customer service and how it could be applied to every online business.
5. Don’t waste a second
Don’t spend any time or effort trying to improve what you’re bad at. It’s a waste of your time. Instead, focus all of your time and energy working to maximize what you are already good at.
I hope you find these resources to be useful, and that at least one of them helps you take a meaningful step forward during the course of the next week.
Thanks for your attention, and have a great weekend.
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