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Chromebook Or Laptop Step-By-Step Decision Guide

If you have stumbled upon this post, you are in the same shoes that I was in a few months ago.  You are trying to decide whether you should buy a chromebook or laptop.

I put together this decision guide so you can pick the device that will work best for you and your specific situation.

Since this Web site is all about saving money and cutting expenses, if we can use a chromebook instead of a laptop and save money while doing it, then great!

Prior to purchasing, I probably read over twenty articles on how to decide between the two.  I currently use a Dell Inspiron laptop as my primary computer and it is a pretty heavy piece of hardware with short battery life.  I wanted to find something relatively inexpensive that had great battery duration that I could use while traveling.  When I first started looking around, I thought that […]

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WordPress Advertising Plugin Winner With Features

I have chosen the TROYPOINT WordPress advertising plugin winner and I am confident that you will enjoy the features that this plugin has to offer.

Due to the infinite amount of WordPress plugins floating around, I am going to post a winner for various WordPress plugins each week.  As WordPress technology improves, if a change needs to be made, I will edit each post to feature the new “Winner” in that plugin category.  Your kind comments under each post will allow me to look at WordPress plugins that I may have missed.  Please comment if you have a better suggestion.  I will also include a video tutorial on the plugin that I choose in each category which will save you the time necessary to try the plugin yourself.

I have found the TROYPOINT WordPress advertising plugin winner after months and years of trying so many different options.  I decided to take the […]

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How To Make A Thumbnail For A Youtube Video

This tutorial is going to walk you through how to make a thumbnail for a YouTube video with free software.  There are two main free photo editors that I use on a regular basis that work really well and are 100% free.  With Adobe Photoshop costing approximately $700, it doesn’t make sense for most people to purchase this software.  90% of tasks that most of us need can be accomplished with free photo editors.  Let’s leave Photoshop with the experts!

Why would you want to learn how to make a thumbnail for a YouTube video?  The answer to this question is simple.  To attract more views on your YouTube videos!

The other great thing about doing this is that you can use the same image on your blog post if you are also writing about the same subject.  I often create a blog post in conjunction with my videos and vice versa. […]

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How To Install WordPress With Step By Step Instructions

Now it is time to start building our blog/Web site and you will learn how to install WordPress.  In the last lesson we talked about Blog Software and why WordPress is the best choice for building your online masterpiece.  This lesson will provide easy step-by-step instructions on how to install WordPress.  Once this step has been completed, you will be able to build your Web site and have a lot of fun doing it in the process. When I first learned how to install WordPress, it was back in 2004 and I had to do it by hand with an FTP program.  Don’t worry, WordPress has become easier than ever to install and will take less than five minutes if you follow my steps below on how to install WordPress.

How To Install WordPress Steps

1.  Hosting – We need to find a Web site hosting provider to host your new blog/Web site. […]

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Blog Software That Rules Them All

One of the first tasks that a new blogger must decide on, is what blog software he or she is going to use.  This is  one of the easiest tasks in the pursuit to start blogging because in my mind, there is only one blog software package that sticks out head and shoulders above all others.

Rather than going through all of the choices that a new blogger would have for blog software, I am going to save you time and point you in the direction of something that works very well and is 100% free.  Trust me, I have been using this software since 2004.  The blog software that you use for your new online presence MUST be WordPress.
Blog Software But So Much More Than That!
The great thing about WordPress is that it can serve as blog software but so much more.  WordPress can be whatever you want it to […]