When I first heard about Cloudflare years back, I was like why the heck I need to use it. My site is loading fine and more over I read too many issues back then. Last year, after WPEngine hosting started charging my site for extra visits, I started using Cloudflare to get rid of unwanted bots and spam visits. That’s how I started with Cloudflare and after using it for months, I’m so positive about this free service that I recommend to all the readers of ShoutMeLoud. If you are not using Cloudflare or have never heard about it, this guide for anyone who don’t have technical skills to understand and make most out of it. So, lets get started with this detailed tutorial and learn everything about Cloudflare. What is Cloudflare and how does it work? To explain Cloudflare: Let’s understand how Internet works. For example lets say there is a website ShoutMeLoud.com which is hosted on a web-server with I.P “184.108.40.206”. Now, when you type ShoutMeLoud.com in … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Should Start Using CloudFlare Right Away
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Are you a financial advisor wondering how to get more leads online? Are you struggling to convert your prospects into clients? Read on to learn one marketing channel which will help you to establish yourself as an authority, and get more clients in the most renowned way. Personal finance or finance in any form used to be like rocket science for me until recently. The only thing I know about personal finance so far is that we need to earn, invest under some section such as 80C, 80D etc.. to save taxes, and file our income tax return. A few months ago, I got in touch with a chartered accountant/personal financial advisor/wealth management guy because I was taking out a loan to buy a flat. It was then when I realized how important personal financial planning is for everyone, including you and me. This article is not about the importance of personal finance, but is instead directed to all those personal financial advisors and wealth … [Read more...] about Why Your Personal Finance Business Needs a Blog Right Away!
Are they paying off? Sprout Worth recently stated that: "More than 50% of the most effective content marketers on the internet put out new content types for their readers at least many times a week, if not every day." What do you say to that? Content marketing is considered to be one of the best marketing techniques for generating targeted leads. It is a cheap and efficient means of getting to your audience without much hassle. However, for you to break even with content marketing, you're required to write kick-ass, result oriented, and compelling articles that your readers will always find useful and relevant. Sadly, many content marketers are committing some blunders that are massively sabotaging their efforts, thereby scaring their readers away. If you're not yet getting results from your content marketing, I advise you pay attention to this article. 1. You Don't Know Who Your Customers Are Your customers are the primary reason why you're in business. Without them, you're … [Read more...] about The 5 Most Common Content Marketing Blunders That Are Scaring Away Readers
ShoutMeLoud’s mission is to help you become your own boss, and for this, we do lots of stuff. We offer free content on our blog, we have eBooks in our store, and recently we launched a video-based e-course (ShoutUniversity) as our membership site. Earlier, ShoutUniversity was using WordPress + OptimizePress + OptimizeMember. But the new ShoutUniversity is smarter and easier to use with its new platform, Thinkific. This article is for anyone who is planning to launch a membership site or already has one and is looking to optimize it. I have shared some of my lessons learned after spending countless hours and money on building and migrating ShoutUniversity. Note: This is only part 1 of our “Building A Membership Site” series; there are more coming soon. When you are an expert in your field, then creating content is not a problem. The biggest challenge is laying out the structure and building your membership site. When we planned to launch ShoutUniversity, … [Read more...] about Why We Moved Away From OptimizeMember To Thinkific For Our Membership site
Among the more unusual business model setups for the incoming wave of indie MMORPGs is Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen’s. As we’ve previously covered, Brad McQuaid’s Visionary Realms studio offers pledge packages for would-be players that range up to $10,000, payable in monthly chunks. The particulars have allowed the studio to sometimes dodge complaints about having a pre-alpha sub as well as about having high backer tiers, when in reality, it pretty much has both. If that doesn’t bother you because you really want to see another McQuaid game reach live, then you might want to point your eyeballs at the game’s latest pre-order package in honor of PAX East. It’s similar to the regular-flavor $1000 tier, with a few extra perks, including pre-alpha access to let you hop into the game right now. But if it’s all too rich for your blood, you can enter Pantheon’s contest instead; the studio is giving away five such $1000 packages. All you’ve … [Read more...] about Pantheon offers special PAX pledge tier worth $1000, gives five of them away in contest