How to Make an Explainer Video for Your Business Using a Simple Online Editor: Rawshorts

How to Create an Explainer VideoAre you looking for a quick, easy and low-cost way to create video for your small business?

Have you been considering adding explainer videos to your marketing arsenal but just didn’t know where to start?

If you haven’t given video too much thought, here’s a few statistics which might get you excited:

  • Experts believe that by 2017, video will take up 69% of consumer internet traffic
  • 69% of marketing, sales and business professionals have used video marketing and another 31% are planning to
  • Sites that include video have, on average, an extra two-minute dwell time compared to sites that don’t

(Source: Business2Community.com) [Read more…]

Clarity.fm: On Demand Business Advice from Top Experts (at Affordable Rates)

Clarity.fm - Expert business advice at affordable pricesAs a small business owner or entrepreneur trying to launch a new startup, you’re constantly facing situations where you require good expert business advice to solve a problem or just someone to discuss ideas and strategy with.

Hiring consultants who charge exorbitant retainers is out of the question and chatting about these issues with your mates at the pub is probably not the solution you’re looking for.

Enter Clarity.fm. [Read more…]

How to Improve the Performance of Your Facebook Page Using a Simple Free Tool

LikeAlyzer ReviewDo you want to improve the performance of your Facebook page?

Are you struggling to get engagement and increase Likes on your page?

It’s no secret that Facebook ever-changing algorithm is making it extremely difficult for businesses to get their status updates seen by their fans without having to pay for the privilege! However, there are certain things you can do to optimize your Facebook Page and increase engagement (which leads to more newsfeed exposure).

Well, today I’m going to tell you about a simple online tool which will help you get your Facebook page back on track and producing results for your business, and the best thing about it is that it’s completely free! [Read more…]

Backblaze: A Cheap and Easy Online Backup Service to Keep Your PC Data Safe

Backblaze online backupHave you ever lost the valuable data and information stored on your PC?

What would happen if your hard-drive crashed, you accidentally spilt coffee on your Pc or your laptop was stolen from your car?

I don’t know about you, but in my case, it would be a complete DISASTER!

So how can you eliminate this risk, or at least substantially minimize it? By backing up all your data. I’ve looked into this before and even backed up a lot of the files on my laptop to a, rather large, flash drive; however, this is neither practical, or efficient.

I think I may have found a cool solution: A cheap and easy to use online backup service called Backblaze.

The tagline on their website says it’s “Online Backup Made Easy” and I couldn’t agree more! [Read more…]

14 Fantastic Free Online Photo Editors to Replace Picnik

Free Online Photo EditorsAre you totally depressed since the amazing free photo editing tool Picnik stopped working?

Do you regularly need to make small changes and edits to photos and images for your website, blog, facebook page, emails and other marketing related activities?

Earlier this year my fear of Photoshop – its steep learning curve and even steeper price – made me start looking for alternatives to carry out the simple image editing I need for this Blog and other online ventures. I stumbled upon Picnik which at the time was regarded as one of the best online photo editing tools.

I was a happy bunny for a couple of weeks; then our friends at Google decided to buy Picnik and stop the service in late April. Reading through the blogosphere, it seems I wasn’t the only person who was devastated by this news.

There had to be an alternative…so I started to do some research and was pleasantly surprised to come up with a whole host of contenders to the title of ‘Best Free Online Phone Editing Tool’. Here’s a list of the tools I found along with a short description of each and a link back to their site: [Read more…]

How to Backup Your Business’s Facebook Page

Facebook Page BackupImagine this scenario: You’ve spent months building up a substantial fan base on your business’s Facebook page, engagement levels are high, you’ve got lots of great content, photos and videos, and your page is sending lots of traffic to your website. Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? Now imagine that over night, you lose all the information on your Facebook page – an absolute disaster!

Because it’s the mighty Facebook, we tend to forget that we can lose the valuable information we’ve worked so hard on. A hacker, a user error, viruses, data corruption or sabotage are just some of the possible causes which can lead to a total loss of the information on your Facebook page. [Read more…]

Printing Web Pages Just Got Easier With This New Free Tool

Print Web Pages EasilyYou’ve probably experienced it before; that sense of complete frustration when you try and print off a page from a website and you end up wasting various pieces of paper, not to mention the ink involved. It’s certainly happened to me and I am sick to death of killing off all those trees and spending a fortune on ink cartridges for my printer!

Well, I’ve got good news. The other day I came across a very interesting tool that pretty much solves our printing problems. Apart from being extremely useful, this tool is also FREE, which is a welcome bonus! It’s a web based tool called “Print What You Like” and it makes printing web pages easy, cheaper and ecofriendly.

It’s really simple to use. You just go to the Print What You Like Website and enter the URL of the web page you want to print; this will open a control panel on the left side of your browser, which is where you choose the specific options you want for printing the page. Rather than confuse you by trying to explain the process, the best thing for you to do is head over to their website and either watch the video on the home page or click on the “Try the Demo” button for a complete run through of how the tool works.

Once you’ve mastered the tool, you even have the option to download their bookmarklet which adds the PrintWhatYouLike editor to your browser for easy access. I’ve done this and it makes it fantastically simple to print out exactly what I want from a web page; with less damage to the environment and a substantial saving in ink cartridges which my wallet appreciates!

Go on, give it a go, you’ve got nothing to lose as it’s totally free! www.printwhatyoulike.com

Is your PC running a little slow? – You might need to Defragment

Computer maintenance is one way to keep your laptop or PC working like new five years from now. Many people don’t think about maintenance until something catastrophic happens, but you have the good fortune to be thinking about it now. One part of the maintenance process is keeping your computer running at tiptop speed.

There are many reasons that computers begin to run slow: viruses, not enough memory, too many applications (goes along with insufficient memory) or a lot of files. Whatever the reason, something needs to be done so you don’t have to work at a snail’s pace. [Read more…]