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Six Questions You Must Answer on Your Website to Attract Your Ideal Client

By Janet Barclay | October 21, 2021 |

Have you ever shopped online for a course or a carpet cleaner and got frustrated when you couldn’t make a decision? All their sites may look professional, they all seem to offer the same thing, and maybe they even get comparable ratings and reviews. So how do you choose one over the other? There’s a big chance that people going to your site are wondering the same thing. In this post, I’ll outline six questions you must answer on your website if you don’t want them to shrug their shoulders and go to your competition. #1 – What do you…

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Is your website giving you strong results?

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You know the important role of a website in growing a profitable business. But is your website doing its job? Is it presenting the best first impression of you and your brand? Does it confidently proclaim your expertise? Do visitors instantly know what you do and who you work with? If you can’t answer those questions with a resounding “Yes!” your…

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The Organized Web Designer’s Office

Janet Barclay Web Designer's Office

I’ve been hosting the Productivity & Organizing Blog Carnival (formerly Professional Organizers Blog Carnival) on Your Organizing Business every month since June 2009. This month, the topic is The Organizing / Productivity Expert’s Office. While reading some of the posts my readers submitted, I remembered writing something similar in the past. It was no longer…

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How to Communicate Effectively with Your Web Designer

How to Communicate Effectively with Your Web Designer

Good communication is the key to all successful relationships, including the one between you and your web designer. When things don’t go as planned, it can nearly always be attributed to a lack of communication. I’ve listed below 12 ways you can form a better connection with your designer before, during, after and throughout your…

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Creating Your Blogging Voice

When you launched your blog, did you develop a plan first, or did you just dive in? Although it may be easier just to start writing, you need to decide on a number of factors, including the voice of your blog. A good blog needs a clear and consistent voice that is communicated on every page. Consistency…

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Set Your Compass to Reach Your Goals for the New Year

With the new year less than three weeks away, it’s time to reflect on your successes and failures from 2019 and set new goals for 2020! A couple of years ago I learned about YearCompass, a fabulous free resource to facilitate this process. Before that I found the whole process of figuring out how I…

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Writing a Powerful Call to Action

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Today, I’m going to talk about one of the most important steps in creating content, which is writing a strong Call to Action. And when I say “talk about” I mean that literally, because I actually have a video for you! It’s from a Facebook Live I did a couple of years ago, but the…

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A Website Makeover for one of Canada’s Top Resume Writers

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Do you find it difficult to toot your own horn? I didn’t think I did, but I’ve been promising a “recent project showcase” to my newsletter subscribers for a couple of months now yet have been holding back for some reason. Not wanting to break my word, I’ve bit the bullet and am thrilled to…

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Photography + Productivity = Perfection

If we’re connected on social media, you’ve probably noticed that I’m an avid photographer. A big part of digital photography takes place in the editing process, after the image has been captured, and I enjoy trying out different apps to see how they can make a ho-hum photo into a good one, or a good…

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Do you need a Website Care Plan?

Someone needs a Website Care Plan.

Since I became Care Plans Certified and introduced my Website Care Plans, dozens of smart business owners have chosen me as their Website Manager. Not one of them has to worry about things like WordPress updates, discontinued plugins or other security threats, because they’ve left it all in my capable hands. This means that they…

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