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5 Stress-Relieving Outdoor Activities for Busy Entrepreneurs

5 Stress-Relieving Outdoor Activities for Busy Entrepreneurs

Running a business is a stressful job, and as a modern-day entrepreneur, you are undoubtedly wearing many hats in your company. With all the work-related stress that accumulates over weeks, months, and years of not taking a vacation or finding a work-life balance, all...

Writing a Time Management Plan: 3 Essential Points

Writing a Time Management Plan: 3 Essential Points

Since the beginning of the pandemic, most feel like we’ve been caught in a loop. We wake up, have our breakfast, prepare coffee, and sit down in front of the computer or laptop. Then it’s evening all of a sudden, and it’s time to go to sleep. There’s no way to tell...

Web Design

How to Increase Website Conversion Easily (3 Steps)

How to Increase Website Conversion Easily (3 Steps)

As the importance of eCommerce rises in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the urgency to learn how to increase website conversion also rises each day. More people are at home, which means more people are online. Are you doing everything to convert more visitors to...

What Makes a Great E-commerce Site in 2021?

What Makes a Great E-commerce Site in 2021?

More businesses went online in 2020 due to social distancing and people staying home. The best way to reach customers during a pandemic is through online sales. With so many people shopping online and stores stepping up their e-commerce efforts, there are new things...

How to Build Authority for Your Business Online

How to Build Authority for Your Business Online

The digital marketing landscape is saturated with brands offering accessible, helpful knowledge in their chosen niches. They understand the role that content plays in building an online presence and supporting the sales funnel. They grasp the fundamentals of how to...

WordPress Best Practices on AWS

WordPress Best Practices on AWS

AWS offers better uptime, speed, and security than a shared server. It also provides improved scalability. The larger your site, the more it makes sense to use this cloud-based service. Here are some best practices for using WordPress on AWS.

The Importance of Monthly Site Care: Are You Doing It?

The Importance of Monthly Site Care: Are You Doing It?

Congratulations, you’ve published your website and are excited to share it with the world. You might be saying to yourself, “Whew! Now I never need to look at the back end of my site again”. Well actually...you do.  It is imperative to the health of your website that...

S.E.O.

How to Setup Your SEO Strategy for Different Languages and Countries

Keep in mind that an international SEO strategy starts with understanding how to best serve your customers and then making efforts to customize your content and search experience to their needs. If you can do that, you’re well on your way to conquer a competitive market and grow your global presence leaving your competitors behind.

Landing Page…What is it and Why You Need to Update Yours Today

Landing Page…What is it and Why You Need to Update Yours Today

Traditionally, landing pages are often a specific page with one call to action. The goal of this page is to acquire conversions. Maybe you have a free guidebook you want your viewers to download, subscribe to an email newsletter, or book a free consultation. It is often a single webpage with no navigation to other pages, it is separate from your website.

The Divi Theme

We Take Your Website Security Very Seriously and So Should You

We Take Your Website Security Very Seriously and So Should You

Here at Monterey Premier, we’re committed to the performance and security of your website, especially as your business now relies on it more than ever. If you are not already signed up with our hosting and monthly maintenance services, take a look at what we offer and let us help you make sure your site is safe and secure. 

10 Best Divi Child Themes in the Monterey Premier Divi Marketplace

10 Best Divi Child Themes in the Monterey Premier Divi Marketplace

One of the greatest advantages of Divi is the vast amount of child themes available from third-party suppliers. There are a lot of Divi child themes to choose from, but this can also make the choice between them more difficult. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best Divi child themes found in the Monterey Premier Divi marketplace.

Phil Simon – A Case Study on a Complete Divi Website Overhaul

Phil Simon – A Case Study on a Complete Divi Website Overhaul

To his site’s visitors, www.philsimon.com appears virtually identical to its bloated predecessor. To Simon, though, there’s a world of difference. Monterey Premier’s tuneup means that Phil Simon’s new child theme loads much faster. What’s more, Simon can confidently update Divi and plugins without worrying about breaking something—at least to the same extent as before. The underlying code base for his site is far more contemporary and stable than before.

Business Strategy

Freelancing

The Impact of Social Media on Freelance & Small Business Success

The Impact of Social Media on Freelance & Small Business Success

As it stands, social media is invading many aspects of society, and the freelance labor force is of no exception. Prospective clients do not check your social media feeds for negative reviews only. In fact, there is significant impact of such networks on growth and...

5 Steps to Becoming a Freelancer

5 Steps to Becoming a Freelancer

Freelancing isn’t for everyone, but any professional can become one with enough self-discipline and motivation. Researching the market, finding a mentor, networking, and job searching will give you the best chance of success. Even if you can’t find clients immediately, don’t feel discouraged. It will take time for you to establish enough business connections to find a potential customer and start earning a freelance income.

Marketing

6 Steps for Creating a Strong Inbound Marketing Strategy

6 Steps for Creating a Strong Inbound Marketing Strategy

In times passed, mass media or "push" marketing worked well. Meaning, product discovery was primarily through TV commercials or print ads. However, consumer preference has changed drastically during the past decade alone. These days, people read product reviews first...

Paid Social vs. Organic Social

Paid Social vs. Organic Social

There are two types of social: paid and organic. Typically, the main question that comes to mind regarding social is, “Which of the two guarantees better success?”

Top Ten Digital Marketing Strategies For Educational Institutes

Top Ten Digital Marketing Strategies For Educational Institutes

Most businesses have converted their operations online due to the pandemic. Therefore, it is easier for educational institutes to follow suit and develop a powerful yet effective digital marketing strategy. That way, the students will be encouraged to complete their studies online and have better career opportunities.

Blogging

Top 10 Plugins You Must Have When Launching a Blog

Top 10 Plugins You Must Have When Launching a Blog

You’ve decided to start a blog? There’s only one way to do it and that’s by using WordPress. This is by far the best and most popular platform for that, but you may want to add a few plugins when setting things up. As you know, plugins are small pieces of software that can help your website perform in a variety of different ways, and over time, some of them have crystallized as pretty much essential to any successful blog. Therefore, allow us to show you which plugins you really should have installed at the beginning of your blogging career.

Social Media Tips

11 Amazing Ways To 10X Your Twitter Engagement Overnight

11 Amazing Ways To 10X Your Twitter Engagement Overnight

Twitter is one of the unavoidable social media platforms for most businesses and marketers. The platform has about 330 million active monthly users. In this article, we are going to go discuss specific ways you can not only reach these active users but get them to start engaging with your content. 

6 Creative Ideas To Use Social Media For Profile Promotion

6 Creative Ideas To Use Social Media For Profile Promotion

There are many different features available on different social media platforms that you can use to try and drive more traffic to your content and drive sales. Here are the six creative ideas on how to use social media platforms to promote your social profiles.

Health Hacks

5 Stress-Relieving Outdoor Activities for Busy Entrepreneurs

5 Stress-Relieving Outdoor Activities for Busy Entrepreneurs

Running a business is a stressful job, and as a modern-day entrepreneur, you are undoubtedly wearing many hats in your company. With all the work-related stress that accumulates over weeks, months, and years of not taking a vacation or finding a work-life balance, all...

How to Create an Employee Wellness and Fitness Program to Promote Workplace Health

How to Create an Employee Wellness and Fitness Program to Promote Workplace Health

Employee wellness has always been a top priority for most business leaders that know just how vital this is for retention and employee engagement over the long term. Hopefully, getting creative with these suggestions will allow you to design a program fit for your staff and your business budget, and of course, that will help reduce burnout and stress, while increasing employee satisfaction, productivity, and overall health.

Tips for Entrepreneurs: How to Make Sleep Work for You (And Why You Should)

Tips for Entrepreneurs: How to Make Sleep Work for You (And Why You Should)

Being an entrepreneur is tough and requires a lot of energy, time, and resources. Naturally, as the stakes are high, you tend to sacrifice a lot of things in order to succeed, but your sleep and overall health shouldn’t be among them. These simple tips can help you keep insomnia and sleep deprivation at bay. Invest in your sleep first, and you’ll be ready to take every challenge entrepreneurial life may throw at you.

Money Savers

How to Create The Perfect Business Video

How to Create The Perfect Business Video

A well-executed video placed on the right platform can dramatically increase the reach of businesses marketing efforts. Before you start posting content on TikTok, take some time to understand the app’s basics and its target audience. 

Parenting Hacks

5 Ways to Narrow the Nanny Search

5 Ways to Narrow the Nanny Search

Regardless of whether you plan to work from home, volunteer in the community, or just need some time to complete additional tasks while your children are cared for, it’s essential to find just the right, nurturing individual to help care for your little ones.

Military Life

The Crippling Nature of Being Shy

The Crippling Nature of Being Shy

When I’m new somewhere I get like this. When I’m comfortable in a place, I’m not like this at all. That’s the thing about being a military wife and moving so much. I keep getting thrown back into terrified, shy April mode. It’s like I’m in middle school all over again.

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

As a military wife, I have seen too much of what our veterans and their families go through to not be a patriot at this point. We’ve laid so much down for the cause of our country: physically, emotionally, mentally, no really all the -ly’s. There is no benefit or discount too great to give a veteran, believe me.

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

When you work at home, whether that means building websites or nursing babies, it has the potential to be lonely, which can crush your spirit. If you are a mom, with a child age 0-18, let your MOPS friends become your new work friends.

Design Tips

The 5 Best Logo Making Software for Mac

The 5 Best Logo Making Software for Mac

The Mac OS is preferred by most designers as it supports the latest technologies. However, you should always study all the designing software in a nutshell before installing the right one.

The Power of Visual Elements on Your Blog

The Power of Visual Elements on Your Blog

The content people can find on your blog should be the thing that draws them to your domain. They might be interested in the topics you write about but once they open a page and read the text, they are likely not to come back to your blog because of other texts but because of the visual appeal.

Behind The Scenes of a Major Website Redesign and Rebrand at Monterey Premier

Behind The Scenes of a Major Website Redesign and Rebrand at Monterey Premier

Over the years we have grown to include multiple types of services & products, a multi-vendor marketplace with over 240+ Divi add-ons sold by developers and designers from all over the world , and a multi-author blog with over 30+ contributors. In that process we learned a lot about our visitors that we simply did not know in the early days. So a lot of strategy and planning had to go into our 2018 redesign and rebrand. In this article I am going to spill all the beans.

Education

Top Ten Digital Marketing Strategies For Educational Institutes

Top Ten Digital Marketing Strategies For Educational Institutes

Most businesses have converted their operations online due to the pandemic. Therefore, it is easier for educational institutes to follow suit and develop a powerful yet effective digital marketing strategy. That way, the students will be encouraged to complete their studies online and have better career opportunities.

Intelligent Design: The Influence Of AI On Big Data

Intelligent Design: The Influence Of AI On Big Data

AI is providing new and dynamic methods for understanding the value of the data we do have. Businesses seeking to apply AI to data will need to test the water before they take the plunge, but AI is certainly going to have a radical effect on how and why a business can make use of big data.

Inspiration

4 Tips For an Effective Office Relocation Strategy

4 Tips For an Effective Office Relocation Strategy

Every relocation is challenging, especially when you’re relocating an office and have many business-related responsibilities to handle during this period. Hiring professional help, especially if you have many obligations, is a good way to start. In doing so, you won’t...

Careers

Working From Home

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

Celebrating Veteran’s Day as a Military Spouse

As a military wife, I have seen too much of what our veterans and their families go through to not be a patriot at this point. We’ve laid so much down for the cause of our country: physically, emotionally, mentally, no really all the -ly’s. There is no benefit or discount too great to give a veteran, believe me.

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

Why You (Mom) Need MOPS

When you work at home, whether that means building websites or nursing babies, it has the potential to be lonely, which can crush your spirit. If you are a mom, with a child age 0-18, let your MOPS friends become your new work friends.

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Project Planning Tips for the Beginners and the Pros

Download our complimentary eBook that details 6 tips for preparing an accurate and profitable estimate for your web design project.

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