Website Investments to Make

Are you thinking about creating a blog or website for yourself, or your company? Well, you have come to the right place! Creating a website is a fun and easy way to promote your business online, but it does take a bit of work. Of course, you can go with the bare minimums and not make a ‘fancy’ website, but if you want readers and word of the mouth recommendations, there are a few things that I believe you should invest in to get a return, which means increased traffic, opportunities and sales for you. Check out my list of ways to improve your website and make smart investments:

 

Web hosting and domain name

This is where a lot of first time bloggers and business owners go wrong. You think you are starting a blog to get more readers, but your credibility goes down (a lot) when you do not have your own domain name and do not host it yourself. For example, are you more likely to trust http://www.shoresavingswithpatti.com or http://www.shoresavingswithpatti.blogspot.com? I’m thinking that everyone would trust the words of the first option more than the second, and on top of that, more Google searchers are more likely to click the first option compared to the second.

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MY VISIT FROM THE FAIRY HOBMOTHER

I was super excited when I learned The Fairy Hobmother visited Shore Savings with Patti!!

I’ve seen him around for years and always hoped he would pay me a visit!!

The Fairy Hobmother is kind of like the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus for Bloggers!!  His mission is to spread joy and happiness across the blogosphere…He sure made me happy, especially when I learned he was going to give me a $50 Amazon Card!!  How awesome is that??

I would LOVE IT if YOU experienced the excitement of a visit from the Fairy Hobmother!!

If you’re a blogger leave a  comment below (and don’t forget to leave a link to your site), because he returns from time to time and checks to see who comments.  You never know ~ He might surprise YOU with a visit if you leave a comment below!!

The Fairy Hobmother is also on Twitter!!

Big Hugs to The Fairy Hobmother  ~  You totally made my day!!

 

 

DISCLOSURE:  I received a $50 Amazon gift card from Appliances Online, however, all opinions are my own.

 

 

HOW TO GET YOUR FEEDBURNER DIRECT LINK

Go to www.feedburner.com and log in to your account.  Once you log in the landing page will look something like this

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TWITTER LIKES FOR PANDORA GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

FOLLOW THE FOLLOWING PAGES ON TWITTER 

It may take a few minutes for the boxes to appear

 

TWITTER LIKES FOR iPAD GIVEAWAY

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Facebook Likes for KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway!!

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Faithful Cafe

Christian Girly Girls

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Blogger Sign Up ~ $100 Pandora Gift Card Mother’s Day Giveaway!!!

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Mother’s Day Giveaway for a $100 Pandora Gift Card!! [Read more…]

20K+ Blogger Event Sign Up – iPad 3 Birthday Bash Giveaway (4/16 – 4/30)

This post is for BLOGGERS Sign Ups ONLY!

Front Page FreebiesShore Savings with Patti  and Madame Deals are co-hosting an iPad3 giveaway to celebrate Front Page Freebies 1st Birthday!!  

We are accepting 30 bloggers max for this event! [Read more…]

Blogger Sign Up ~ It’s My PartyKitchen Aid Giveaway Event (4/11-4/25)

Calling all Bloggers!!

 

Color Will Vary

Mark Your Savings and Shore Savings With Patti are  currently accepting sponsors for the upcoming

It’s My Party Kitchen Aid Giveaway  Event.

Mark Your Savings Birthday is April 25th and to celebrate we will be giving away a Kitchen Aid Mixer to one Lucky Fan.

The event will go live on April  11th at 12:01am EST thru  April 25th at 12;01 am EST. 

Please add your site to the Inlinkz Below After signing up~ Thank You

The fee to take part is $10.00 for the Mandatory Facebook & $5.00 for an extra link , there will be no Admin. Fee for this Event!!

All blogs will get back links! Bloggers with over 10,000 Fans Only! The blogger that refers the most sign ups will get a $25 Bonus Fee and Possibly Hosting embedded links on their website (depending on the amount  of extra link options that sign up)!

This is a very Popular Prize with Fans ~ I have been in a few KitchenAid Giveaways with Coupon Spice and they seem to be everyone’s favorite!!

A Second and /or 3rd Prize may also be added ~ the details  can be found in the Sign up Form ( link is below).

 

Prices Of Prizes:

Kitchen Aid Mixer $199( Plus Tax)  ~  Cover for Kitchen Aid Mixer $25  ( Plus Tax)

Possible 2nd Prize  ( Depending on amount of Money Collected)  ~ Westinghouse Stand Mixer $108 ( Plus Tax)

Possible 3rd Prize ( Depending on amount of Money Collected )  ~   Sunbeam or Hamilton Beach  Stand Mixer $60

Blogger Incentive  ~  $25  Cash and Possible 3rd Host.

 

Details about the KitchenAid Prize and Possible Other Prizes in the sign up sheet Please Read it Carefully!

1. Send payment to markyoursavingswithe@gmail.com (Please use Other > Personal>Gift )
2. Please write this as the subject –Kitchen Aid Party – ~Leave the name of your blog on the comment section ~ (Please do not mention Giveaway or Contest in the Comment Section)
3. Provide your details by signing up HERE
4. Add your blog into the inlinkz below
5. Join The Money Madness Mondays Facebook Group (I decided to keep the same Group instead of making another)

Please note there is no admin fee ~ all monies collected will go to towards the Prize(s) and toward the Blogger Sign up Referral! 

Sign  ups close 4/7/12!!

 

By signing up you agree:
1) To post three  blog posts Per Week – ONE PRIOR to April 11th  to tease your Fans and getting fellow bloggers to sign up, remember the more participating, the bigger the prize, the more exposure, and the more likes/follows/adds to circles (I will give the HTML as soon as sign ups close.) The Other posts will be the real Giveaway Post to go live by 12:01am on April  11th and the two weeks it is Live. (I will give the HTML .)
2) To promote via all social networks throughout the week the giveaway is live. – Those who are not promoting throughout the week will have their links removed (without been refunded). This is NOT meant to be unfair, rude or strict but in order for us ALL to help, we ALL need to work at promoting the giveaway often during the one short week it is up. This will only be successful if we ALL work together and promote. Because of the Price that everyone pays to Enter it is extremely important that everyone Promote, Promote , Promote.
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March Madness Android~ Blogger Sign up

Calling all bloggers!!

Mark Your Savings, Shore Savings With Patti and Debbie Does Coupons  are currently accepting sponsors for the upcoming March Madness Android Event. [Read more…]