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Dissecting Webflow With Digital Marketing Specialist Lachlan Kirkwood
"So this episode armed joined by kirkwood luck is a digital marketing specialists based knee may in brisbane and much like may as background working across tech startups and digital agencies. He's responsible for utilizing the latest digital marketing strategies to enhance conversion outcomes. Luck also runs. Click truro platform to help digital marketers. Connect with jobs they love. I love the idea of that because there is much quake out there but it's not always loved doing so i love that idea lachlan. Welcome to the episode. Thank you very exotic jumping boom crite. Sorry laughlin has the company web flow. And we're gonna pull apart web flow from the outside from a market his point of view we look at what we love what we hate what we're curious about. We don't understand what we think to better and we're going to see if we can work basically web flow from the outside what marketing is doing it. Also a little bit about the that whole space about web design and non code and everything behind that and that movement so lachlan for those people playing along at high. Can you tell us a little bit about web. Fly before we dig into it. Yeah absolutely so. We're pretty ubiquitous right now in the tech industry. It's pretty much interrupting the whole no code. Move it on over the past couple of years and it really has been in the past twelve months that no codes taken. The wolves stolman essentially. What occurred is just tools that allow you to build products without having to actually see kurt itself. So it's almost like visual programming and this certainly being tools out there for years. Things like wordpress that it'd been able to do that full people but the tools a getting won't powerful these days or you can create user accounts and just like dynamic content across websites and being around for a very very long time. Actually it's been through many iterations. I think it was in two thousand and nine found. Start working on it. But the reason. I guess it's gotten so big is because the whole creator right now is booming especially throughout covert wherever almost starting to explore what it could be to build their own businesses and people without technical experience. More in pal emba build anything in the space of a couple of weeks and the other big reason is that the tackles better so you can scale things much better on no code these days much easier to design things with custody. Assess without even having to know how to write. Css and two boys strengths. That's what they specialize in the most. And the reason i chose web flows. Because i'm actually contracting for a company called bubble and they one of the other leaders in the no code base is actually one of our competitors is that i for years have worshipped his marketing strategy. I think what they're doing is absolutely fantastic. So i always take inspiration from one day doing and try to add a little fight onto it if bobble great so this space that i love when something like no code is invented because like you said it already existed my people already using. He said wordpress. Maybe they had weeks or squarespace. And you know he wasn't given a name and then marketers and advertising and branding type people were always brilliant at taking something and then it already existed to a certain degree and then creating a little definition around creating a movement was wet flow. Did you say they jumped onto the nike. Instead of position cells around that or would you think will instrumental of really pushing the whole non code movement hit by the found. That bubble actually didn't prefer or didn't like the cut because they thought it was like another blockchain kind of hardwood before using so they prefer visual program because that is descriptive. As to what it is way floor didn't coined the term. I think the community just started giving it that night because they wanted names for like who they would not software developers but there will so people who can build software so what you call them so they just started calling himself. No code is and where floor really saw about as an offer changes to kinda mold that identity within the industry and they started using that pretty commonly throughout debris raining. They'll using i know they have no code. Which is like yield conference the no code space which the first people to coin so yeah definitely been writing that way and trying to push that as much as they can now and even a problem. Now we're really starting to embrace the whole code movement and use that within content that we share. So let's let's get a little bit into that besides just heads completely around it so people who in one sense no code is in the fact that they they built a website on wakes card but actually the designer of code starts to feel to me like somebody who has an appreciation of code all the need for bespoke but doesn't actually code the base back end. Because when i look at web flood look at their interface. It's a bit more complex. It's not it's not week there is card. You can just go in there and you can adjust by the pixel you can change something from sixteen pixels. Seventeen pixels you can. Actually edit the actual definitions is not just drag and drop is that. Is that how carter defines themselves. It's it's more than just not cutting with no card. That's almost like a simple version. This is much more. It's a bit like being vegan. Not just about not eating animal products. It's about the movement of veganism. No code is basically the vegan so the coding world further point. Do they then shout about. I don't like vikings yes. Yes and yes absolutely on the avid note of myself. And the reason. I contract bob because i was using bubble for year and eventually ended up just out the founders and often producing more full them so i guess i fit quite nicely into the digital market out. My background in tech sought ups. I can read some strings of code. But i definitely can't write anything. Hdl's probably the furtherest. My knowledge goes to. But i certainly have an appreciation for it. I know how important it is and yet there is definitely staple learning cove to tools like web particularly bubble because bubble. You're actually writing logic. You just don't see the java script that you're writing it just visually for you. But it certainly does take quite a bit on the senate and the one of the reasons that i love web blow it so much and i'm happy to dive into the sun is just the amount of content created around education for even just like on boarding people to that product is phenomenal. I think that's one of the reasons why eighty so while you let's trump strains that so what i always do. My first love of marketing was seo. That's the first discipline i got gotten. So my depot position is eight sticker dominion and have a look and look at it and kind of guys. Sixty three thousand referring domains. Thirty five million back lanes but whatever that's worth but five hundred and ten thousand six hundred eighty seven organic monthly traffic. So i'm looking at. Nih risk worth one point six million dollars worth of sea traffic right so good start but to your point you know that half a million organic keywords. That comes from amazing content and that content that goes beyond sort of someone searching for no code web design till this is about understanding the pain points of a persona and giving first and then sort of building from matt can you. You've obviously looked more at the may what what do you feel like. They content strategy is for this particular persona so it wasn't a casa Previously in haas about the found is all web flow and when they initially started a business the actual personas that they created and it was two of them that they just laser focused on. That was all. They focused on building for and the main one was a an existing software. Developer knows how to write code. He knows how sorry they know. How to build custom websites or prox- but they just want a streamline that time so they might be a freelance that might have an agency and they can only just. I'd sell that time for money. And you know the time it takes to build a custom. Product is just much longer than it is to build it on web play with have existing templates or you can just drag and drop elements so that was one of the main problems that we're going to solve the thing you'll notice on that blog is suddenly post a low content around like the industry but then may educational content. Is things like a series where they actually educate those uses. All those personas on how to better themselves. So they've got like a blog series for building Agency oil building a website with good. Seo or even if you're building a costume e stole just how to build that still but how did you first customers how to build your attention with customers how to create a u x so that way you know your conversion rate increases so they really want that cost us to succeed and i think that's why we're succeed so
Interview With RJ Koscielniak
"In the york. They were doing ads for detroit. They i never seen it before ads for a city like you know. Hey wanna open that cafe to open. Try it in detroit that hipster artisanal you know. Yeah totally got one of those places that clearly designed logos for a hipster businesses to make his logo for detroit. And and i think it's kind of interesting that this entrepreneur realizing of does a double movement that is almost seems at odds with each other. But i've been so seamlessly married. Which is marrying the entrepreneur preneurs sizing of everything with the new bohemian expectation for everything. So now we have this bohemian entrepreneurial thing going on that i think has one of the reasons why which florida seems outdated or antiquated is not because he wears ideas have disappeared but they become so normalized and he almost seems kind of acquaint like we just recently had that. Where speeds commercial. By donnie part. In that i think says it all ever seen it took working nine to five and they hired her to do a new version for squarespace. Called working five to nine and is basically about having to do your side-hustle after you finish working nine to five and you use squarespace and the commercial has people doing their side yoga website. Their side dance website their side blog. Decide you know podcasts. On squarespace and say right what has happened. We've gone from complaining about having to work nine to five and the boss on your back to now. Yeah i still have all that. But i also get to dream about you. Know this cool side-hustle. It's it's absolutely and i think that you know the the trick. Is that it that that kind of framing of the modern basically labor market but also this dislike klepto economic lake capitalist terrain. Right that we have to live in an on and around right. Is that that all the simple joys that you might have had from your life right. The the yoga right the painting You know the working out that all of those suddenly you're supposed to figure out how to modify and leverage rights. you're constantly trying to invent ways of taking what you actually care about like the actual building blocks of your identity of your life of what you you value and who you value and you're finding ways to put it in the marketplace and see what happens you From when i graduated high school. And and and i and i read. I was entering undergrad. I had this. You know everybody was talking about getting block right and that like oh you could get a blog. Maybe somebody would pay you for that block right that there. Was this like that. Somebody else could assign value to. And maybe that could be a revenue stream right the lake. Your i thinking about matt inglesias right. The way he was able to leverage for for to create his his blog than got picked up by fox and now he's basically an entrepreneur again. But the idea that is that that we've moved from well. I'm going to share some of my ideas to well. I'm gonna teach yoga from my three hundred square foot apartment to twenty five people. And then i won't have time for actually do yoga because then you start doing the self rationalization right like i really like yoga. So i'm still getting something out of it or i really like paintings. I'm still getting something out of it even though what you've done is you've essentially surrendered the like gentle like like honesty of something that you care about to a marketplace. That may or may not care that you've done that and i don't have any grand illusion so i like i. I'm not trying to say that. There's some sort of inherent value in like crafts. But i think what ends up happening is that we are never thinking about how we're building ourselves. We're thinking about how we're trying to survive. Yeah right yeah definitely hurts our relationships right we have an inability then to have those kinds of i mean i'm not trying to get to pop side here but thinking about like how then do you create a collective where everyone is. Potentially your client right is everyone is potentially your customer like. How do you get out of of that. That head space right. How do you get outside of the fancy word for for how you know how marxist talk about this as interpolations Like you've adopted the ideology to the degree where you don't know that there's an outside right. It's like the fish swimming in water doesn't know they're in water right here. World of blue. There's no blue. So so how do you then get. People encouraged people to think about that. That sort of process ideology of whose agenda. They're actually following. And how do you do it. In a way that's constructive and productive right not not like toxic and shouting people's faces right. How do you put. How do you develop an argument for the library. How do you develop an argument for public institutions. How do you develop an argument for paving roads when everybody constantly views everything outside their door as the potential for a new client new customer a new market for their their skills their talents their hobbies and their
Conversion Killers for Photography Sites with Jan Koch
"My name is scott wine wits. And today i'm joined by my guest. Johncock host the wbz agency summit and consults businesses on hosting their own virtual events. His agency power community driven businesses that serve digital agencies to host virtual event so they can grow their loyal audience and establish thought leadership. When he's not working on the business he loves spending time with his wife and daughter were chasing his silver lab through his backyard. So welcome yon finally. We're connecting And i'm glad to have you in. This is going to be a really good a really good educational discussion for a lot of photographers around the world. Thank you so much. I haven't meets code. It's so everybody where you're from because obviously you've got a different accent than i do. So allow share a little bit. A little bit about your backstory absolutely so. I am from germany so english is not my native language bandwidth we if i mess up. Sometimes i do my best. I started using what press in. Twenty twelve's Originally where. I got in touch with his online marketing digital space and in thousand thirteen. I decided to become seven employed. And i haven't looked back since so it's the best thing ever for me. And as you mentioned we have a small family here that is supported by lend business and virtual events and stuff like that recently acquired vitual summit mastery dot com. which is the leading course for running ritual events. It's actually the cause. I took to run. Majority wants to learn how to do the the right process out to make sure that the events are successful and stuff like that. So excited about this. But i'm also very much looking forward to talk about all the good stuff. We have coming up today for sure. So you started using president who doesn't twelve. I just did a quick. Google search that means you started using wordpress inversion around three point four. Yep that's really interesting. I love hearing that. I love hearing because like every stage of wordpress has a different look in a different function that didn't exist in the past and it's always fun to see a just a date myself a bit. When i first started using wordpress was still version one and there is no gallery system so i started using extra gallery. Whatever your it was version one. that's yeah so so what. What is your your favorite thing about. Wordpress that As helped you stick with it and You know that helps keep you. You intrigued and interested in wanting to recommend it to others. Yeah that's a really good question. And they are two aspects. One is how flexible the system. It's like you can do almost everything with repes- if you know your way around. Php and my sequel pretty much. A lot of things with were president than I'm not a developer by trade. I've learned a business consultant. Study for business consultant so What i needed to rely on especially in the beginning is the community and education from the community and by diving into the community mercy myself into that and sharing what. I'm learning learning from others. That is what really made me. Stick with what press because there are so many tutorials out there. There are so many helpful people that you can just approach on twitter or stack overflow or whatever in any facebook group that you might find your own wordpress people want to help you if you post is somewhat relevant enough on your homework before that so That's the best thing ever now with the virtual events that i'm hosting i'm seeing this to speak from all across the globe just willing to volunteer to speak and to help me get the word out of what i'm doing. I think that is the best thing about many other. Cms can out from for sure. Yeah the community is definitely one of the best aspects of wordpress. The is great. But you don't get the same experience community wise that you do with software In the websites based like yes sure. There's facebook for squarespace or or wicks one up but the interactions are not nearly as as depth as you get in the wordpress based plus these dedicated events. Both what used to be in person basically barely virtual these days I can't wait to get back to the in person stuff. how many can you have any work camps. have you been to. i'm just one. I have to admit workum europan twenty eighteen in berlin. Did you speak at it or
Creating a website with Wix
"So the hot is are now in full swing. And you've got so much free time on your hands ready to tackle creating that new website or blog. well yeah. It's a daunting project but online tools of the last several years. Now make it much easier than in the past with dragon drop options that can let you create something that looks really good within a few hours that is of course once you've mastered the basics of how the programs work if you listen to podcasts. You've heard the words wordpress squarespace and wicks frequent advertisers. On many shows. Telling you how easy it is to make a cool website now. Wordpress targeted towards tech nerds. Who don't need support while squarespace in wicks or for the rest of us. I have been unhappy with the look of my wordpress photography blog for some time and i wanted a fresh start so i was inspired to give a try by my friend. Ed beg who after he left. Usa today started a wickes website and blog. That i think looks fantastic. So i went off to create a new blog on wits in a few days. That may not look as great as ads but it. I think it's clearly more appealing to the eye than what i have with wordpress. Now before you go down this rabbit hole know that wicks can be used for free however your web address will have wicks and the name and you'll have wicks branding all over the site and once you decide that you're serious. You're not going to want to have this free site anymore. You're gonna wanna pay to remove the branding and get your own personalized demeaning. The other thing to note is that once you have your blog you have to pay someone to host it to have it online and boy is. There are a lot of fine print. You can see that there are companies like go daddy host dream host. That will charge you anywhere from five to ten dollars monthly to way more depending on the size of your site but that introductory rate is just that introductory wait. They will jack you up afterwards. Dream host for instance advertisers array to four dollars monthly or about fifty bucks for the first year jumping to one hundred twenty dollars in the second year for me. What's even worse. Is that go daddy. The plan i have now is advertised. That thirteen dollars monthly. But because i'm several years into the contract. I've been bumped up to twenty dollars monthly or two hundred and forty dollars a year. So yeah. I'm interested in leaving. Wicks in squarespace both offer hosting as well as website and blog creation tools for the masses support and they don't offer introductory pricing so i like that squarespace rates start at twelve dollars. Go to forty dollars. Monthly wicks starts at fourteen dollars and those to about forty dollars monthly as well but a big difference squarespace will offer you unlimited storage for photos which is a big deal. Since we can't run our posts without photos wicks doesn't offer unlimited photo storage it offers three gigabytes of storage the fourteen dollar rate ten gigabytes at the dollar rate two hundred gigs the twenty-three dollar rate and i don't know what any of that means because how many pictures are going to fit in a gig and wicks doesn't have a tool for you to see how much storage you've used now. I love the ease of creating a site with wicks. I love the many design options and the fact that it's potentially more affordable way more versatile than what i have with go daddy but the storage could be an issue. What happens if you start running out of room. Well i think you know the answer. You have to start paying more money. If you're at the eighteen dollar eight monthly. you're gonna have to go to twenty three dollars monthly. Meanwhile we'll i switch from wordpress to wicks while i'm leaning in that direction as again i prefer the look and the tools to expand beyond what i have now but i do post a lot of photos. It is a photography blog after all. So it's something i have to consider. I will let you know my decision within the next few days
A Conversation With Mary Anne, Woodworker
"Hey, everyone. Glad you could join me today. On this episode, we will close out our three part series on the Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network or barn. For Short we're going to talk to marry an a Woodworker who works here at Barn. We will talk to her about her experiences as well as how she came to the barn in the first place Maryanne. Thank you for talking with me today and welcome to its would. Thank you for having me. So what brought you here? I literally moved here because of the barn. I had left. Alaska and trying to find a location to move in the lower forty eight. And I had originally thought Portland and had lived in Ben briefly. and was looking for homes to buy and ended up. Simultaneously Looking for homes and Ben Oregon, as well as Bainbridge. And decided on Bainbridge off when I was googling different things about the island I noticed a a feed on the barn and is like, oh. That was the tipping scale and That that is what brought me to Bainbridge now had you been woodworking previous? Only dabbling because the woman I was always told I wasn't allowed in the woodshop which was really frustrating. And I had no interest in home economics and I got stuck making Keiko semester and it was completely boring. And then. I. Dated a man for many years who was an expert woodworker was he did marvelous work but he was kind of the same thing he he didn't like women in the Woodshop So. I would help design pieces, but I wasn't really involved in doing the woodshop. And then when I moved to Alaska, I found a really wonderful man who just would take two or three people in and. Teach them, everything he knew and. That was when I finally started doing some. Woodworking and then when I discovered the barn, I was totally excited because these guys at the barn are incredible. There are so supportive and the creative. Mix of everybody is just wonderful because we have professional would workers as well as novices. So it's been really really wonderful experience and he's like these are so important. Yes and I there's woodworking tends to be a solo thing we're in our basement. We're a garage by ourselves working and to be able to work around like minded people that have different skill sets than you. It's just a wonderful resource. It is the the collaboration between everyone is really what makes very special because it it it edges you along to maybe venture into different areas that you wouldn't otherwise do because this the person at the next table could be. Exploring. Exploring all kinds of different options with a poxy or doing different types of wood bending or whatever which You know maybe I haven't done before and so it's it's a wonderful opportunity for me to be introduced to it and then question whether I can maybe dabble in some of that as well. The other thing that's really nice about the Woodshop to is that we have monthly meetings and those monthly meetings they bring in some very good speakers and it's a lecture format. And you, you get your feet wet with areas that you've never dreamt of, and so that's been also very helpful. Those kind of things really stoke the fire. We all. You're here because you're maker and. You know all these people. Everywhere in Barn. It's that passion and to be able to bounce ideas off people or see what they're doing and going. Wow I want to try that and it just feeds. Yes For instance I am well, barn has the which has. Various. Different courses they offer as well. So you know there there's formal instruction in whatever you would want as it's offered and there is a a man that goes to the woodshop here who's a retired retired architect in designs these really amazing furniture pieces and now he's turning around and he's offering a course on furniture design Well. That's a perfect opportunity for me who's just really a beginner. To start dabbling an actual design and I, you know his wonderful instructor. So why wouldn't I? You know utilize that. So, it's very exciting how you can be pushed in different directions just based off of what other people are offering right now you've been coming here for two years. I'm close to two years. Yes. Almost the beginning of born as a institution. Talking to Mike earlier and he was saying this has been around benefiting for a couple of years. Yes but my can tell you more about the actual beginnings because. There was there was much more involved in a prior to the. Previous two. Yes. These kind of things don't just spring up right it's a process of years. Yeah, exactly. What are you working on right now? Well. I'm going simple now because I just needed a break from things. So right now making Swiss bread cutting boards. And prior to that, I, done matching Bedside tables which still pet every morning because they're just they're beautiful. I, love it. They were solid cherry and it's it was old tongue and groove, and I made my own slides for the doors and the doors are all dovetail and George. She's perfectly set in that little Nice Square and I just love it. So every morning I still pedic proud of it, and that's what's so exciting about it. You get you get end product that if you use I mean it's not I mean not speaking down of. Wall art and things like that which are beautiful and they serve a great purpose. But to be able to make something that you're using, you're cutting boards, tables chairs. Yes. It just it has a different feel to me. That's probably why I do it. But. What's your favorite project so far? Those tables. I'm probably most proud of those. Yes. I did. Oh. It was a a bit over adventurous here. Overzealous I first project here I named the Nemesis. Because I went. I I found a piece of throwaway. Kulla would that was beautiful and it was a live edge but nobody wanted it because it was all crumbling and falling apart. And I figured I could do something with it. So I went around the house trying to figure out where it could fit and I made this whole contraption where I had to first poxy the live edge Koa Wood. So to stabilize the falling apart pieces and then I superimposed on solid black walnut. And then built a black walnut cabinet to the left of it, and then I flooded the area of. of where the Koa wood was placed on top of the block walls and Walnut. So the whole thing looks like. A frog sitting on a riverbed because the Koa wood is like the riverbed in the knife flooded around it, and the whole thing is just a whole toilet paper in my bathroom. It fits above the toilet perfectly within the squarespace of the. Of The wall and it was. It was totally over my head as a first project but but that was the whole point. All the guys were here to help me out and it's not just men. There are some women to. So everybody kind of puts their own two cents in and. you know really the project was done by multiple people assisting me not just me.
Severless: Improving How We Serve up Websites and Applications With Jerome Hardaway
Help! My website images keep disappearing
"This is frank. From Philadelphia I'm glad a friend suggested that I listened to your show last year. I recently started a blog about caring for elderly pets. I'm enjoying the process of writing posts and I can see the stats, but some people are already finding the site from Google searches. The next step is to develop a consulting offer or some kind of information product, but I have a weird problem. The images on some of my posts have disappeared. They look fine when I first published them. But now there's just a big empty box where the image should be i. have no idea what I did. How can I fix it? Thanks for Your Health Frank. What's up? Thank you so much for listening. Glad to know that the blog is starting well. With this one exception of this pesky problem. All right. So yes I think we might actually have a solution for you here despite the fact that I don't normally tech support you know as mentioned but probably what has happened you because I've had this problem myself and a lot of bloggers and anybody who's building a website for the first time I experienced this. Probably what has happened here is one of two things something has changed with where you are storing those images like where the images are actually hosted. Or with the link itself. So the link to those images that you put into wordpress or squarespace or. Whatever interface you're using There's always a place where you put your tax, and then if you want to put an image, you can upload it there, and then there's some code that says, here's the link on this page going look at this image, right? So. What you WANNA do is looking at interface whether it's wordpress or something else. See where the link is going to the image and then copy and paste it in another tab and your browser to see if the images are there. So from there. If you still don't see it at that link, it means something is wrong with that location where the image is supposed to be. Okay. So it's no longer there for whatever reason it's what you WanNa do is try re uploading the images and see if they work now. So whether it's wordpress or something else in whatever interface you use, there's usually a media library or similar where you can add images. So I would say first of all is Adam again and see if it works now. Now. What if it's the other way around what if you click that link or copy and paste that link and you do see the image but you just don't see it on your website it's that big empty box it means something wrong with link itself. Okay. So you might have the wrong formatting in the code that tells your website to show people those nice images. In fact, a common problem in wordpress still do this sometimes is I forget the ATP Colin Forward Slash. Ford slash the little syntax needs to go in front of the links. That's one of those things where if you just kind of browsing the web, you don't think about it a whole lot but once you start making a webpage need to make sure to include that. So it could be something else in which case you need somebody else's help. But I feel pretty confident that it's one of those two things.
The Most Important Facts About Your Website With Lowell Brilliante - burst 2
"Many people in my audience including myself are starting on a shoestring budget. When you first saw my website quite honestly, you probably thought it sucked and what is someone with limited resources to do in order to get the best website for them without having to spend a few thousand dollars? Well, there's a few different options. A lot of people go with. Wicks or squarespace, but those are a monthly sort of fee and it's a little bit more expensive than using wordpress and wordpress. The cool thing about wordpress is that it's extremely customizable and but you can still get it done yourself as long as you have a little time to spend the learn it.
Why Your Business Needs an Enemy
"Successful companies have defined enemies and you need an enemy in your business to go after Apple's enemy is the PC Tesla's enemy. Our fossil fuels are any cars are running on fossil fuels. Expedience enemy is your local travelagent overcharging you for your next trip. This is clearly defined in their marketing in their sales in their messaging, and there's a reason why they do it. They do it because it's important for you to define who you're not who you are. Trying to be the opposite of and this has a lot to do with human psychology as consumers. We know what we don't want. We don't necessarily know what we want, but we know what we don't want. So automatically, if you say, we are not this all the things that people get annoyed by you say, yeah, I don't like this and you automatically resonate with their brand who's defining that problem defining enemy some of the most successful marketing has been. Painting a business or brand against an enemy Sega did this in the nineties with Sega genesis pitting itself against Nintendo, and then later Sony playstation do the same thing with crash bandicoot against Nintendo clearly saying we're going after these people some beginners beginner entrepreneurs will say, well, that's kind of risky. What if that doesn't? Now there's no risk in that landing it's either going to resonate strongly people people are going to be like I don't know if I like that but it won't be vanilla it can't be ignored. The worst thing in business is being ignored and that's why it's very important for you define your stance we are not this we are here because we don't like how these people are doing things. The reason why this also works so well is because it gets in front of the idea that consumers are shopping around there comparing you against the competition and by getting in front of your saying, Hey, this is why were better we are not like this we're like this. This is also common in software web flow, which is a website building application for designers. Mainly, they have dedicated pages on how they compare against their competitors whether it's wordpress or squarespace they go head to head they don't shy away from it. They say these are our competitors. This is why we're better. This is why we created web flow. A lot of new businesses don't want to do this because they're afraid they think maybe Goliath is going to be down on David in the big company is going to get angry and retaliate or something like that. No, they're a big company. This is. Fair game they know it and they're dealing with our other competition as well. They understand the people that are the top of the mountain are going to be challenged and as the underdog people love an underdog story the love seeing and undertake on the big company and say we don't like the way they're doing their bloated there you know slow they're this they're that and we're here to give you something new if you WanNa. See a very good example of this. It's hey dot com I mentioned in an earlier episode this week behave dot com is a new email software it's basically a. To g? Mail. Is created by the guys behind base camp, and they clearly say that g mail is their enemy or traditional email is their enemy, and this is why they're better and they go after the competition to go after their enemy the our enemy does this this this? They don't respect your privacy they make email a chore. You waste so much time in your inbox again, your customers. Can really resonate with pain. They can really resonate with things. They hate, we all know we hate. So automatically when you are the person that's defining this, they feel like this person has a solution that's defining the enemy really does it really clearly states we're not this. We don't do this to you or all about this that contrast is really powerful marketing that contrast is really good for your brand. In also drives everything your business. So you know exactly who you are a lot of us we get lost when we do our marketing or email marketing or paid ads or even our copy on our website, and we're not really sure who we are. This clearly defines when you have an enemy, you know what you're not, and therefore the opposite who you are the other reason why this is so strong and it's so powerful. Is that when people? Shop around they come to your website they'll learn okay, this is your enemy. These are the people that you are going against. They might not even know that your competitor has some flaws and by visiting our website, they start reconsidering go into the competitor they're like, oh. Wow. I. Didn't know that people say that about the competitors I didn't know that this is what I'm in for. I didn't know that there are alternatives and because you're not trying to. Be a me too product and saying, Hey, we do this too. We do this to having a clear enemy and and really expressing that in the language of your website and your marketing really shows hey, there's a better way to do things you don't have to go with the status quo.
Hiring a Website Manager
"I can't stress this enough if you are technically sound if you know your around your website if you built your website from scratch you may still WANNA consider hiring a website manager. What is a website manager? Well it's somebody that's going to manage your website pretty obvious right but no. Let's talk about what exactly that means. That means anytime you need a change to your website. It could be as little as updating a blog. Post to creating a whole new landing page or page on your website or adding images or media or building out a whole funnel for a new product. Every time you make some sort of change in your business or improvement or addition or new product this is an require you to update your website now most of us just roll sleeves and do it ourself but if you ever have done this before have you ever time yourself you're spending hours on this uh tweak and most of us do spend that much time because it's our baby and we like to play around and fiddle but when somebody's dedicated to do this for you they go right in the very surgical the get it done and they're out and they save you time and in the long run money but website manager does more than that they make sure all your securities up today yourself certificates Your domain is renewed properly you're hosting is up to snuff. You're not you know slowing down visitors. You have the right hosting the right bandwidth. They'll make sure all your integrations are working with your integrate with your crm or your payment processor. They're basically tech support for your website. Which is again when your biggest assets in your business now for most people that are like. This is a no brainer. If you don't WANNA deal with the tech but some of us like the tech I mean. Let's put it this way. I am a founder of a Tech Company. I built every single website for all my businesses myself. I manage them all myself. But I've come to the realization recently. I need to hire a website manager and we have because it's time I'm spending that I should not be spending as the leader of the business. I shouldn't be fiddling with the website really. It's a lot of fun and everything like that. And it's A good way to kill a few hours but my time is better. Spent helping the team making decisions making the right. Hire communicating the vision driving the team forward. I'm the leader. I have to lead. And if I'm spending time fiddling with the website that's not the best use of time and if I'm honest with myself I spend a lot of hours frustrated trying to get something done Because I forgot how it all works or have to look you know something on like stack overflow to learn a little bit about How to just something I might have forgot how to do something in a Serie Schimmel? You get the point. There's also a lot of time spent You know updating your security patches SSL and domains and all that kind of stuff in your hosting so you're going to save a lot of time. Now how do you find one? Well the best thing you can do is get recommendations. Ask any friends and Family. That has somebody that does their website maintenance. The takes care of their website. You can post it on social and crowd source and run some interviews interviewing these people that are recommended to you recommendations always best because They can tell you a little bit more about working with them. Not just the work they do. You know when you go to somebody's website or read their CV or resume. You kind of get an idea of their experience but not how actually is to work with them to communicate with them and when you have a reference recommendation you can speak to somebody and ask him directly. Hey how's it working with this person? Is it easy to contact them? Or they're reliable all that kind of stuff. That's how we found our website manager. But what if you don't know anybody and you don't have any recommendations well. Here's my recommendation for that. Go on up work up work as one of the best sites to find freelance part time. Full time Professionals that can help you make a higher especially in the tech industry crea detail. John Post. Exactly what you're looking for. How many hours while platform are you on wordpress? Squarespace WE BLAY. What kind of work you want them to do Maybe you're going to update the blog post but you want them to update images or ad pages create pages for you right exactly what you want them to do on a regular basis also the soft skills. What do you need someone who's a clear communicator? Written and verbal is willing to meet with you maybe once every week or once every two weeks that's up to you is able to use. Maybe some of your project management tools like Trello or base camp or slack. Paul all that information and post the job. Okay now what do you want to do search for people that have experience? Trust me on this. You WanNa find. Somebody has a wealth of experience in doing exactly what you're looking for. I like to look for people in this kind of position have been doing it for at least five years. I know that sounds like a long time. But YOU'RE GONNA get the cream of the crop and it may be a little bit more expensive than somebody who has experienced three years. But it's going to be worth it. Why because when it comes to a hires somebody in the Tech Industry? You save money by paying more. Let me explain if I hire somebody. Who's a senior website manager? Who's been doing it for ten years. Okay with other clients Knows their way around wordpress back and forth and my were. My sight is wordpress and I asked them to work for me. Let's say five hours a week. Okay this is just an example. Because they're so skilled they can get more done in five hours at a rate of fifty dollars an hour. So I'll be spending two hundred fifty dollars a week right versus hiring somebody for thirty dollars. An Hour. Sounds like a bargain right. I'm going to need to have them do work for ten hours a week. The same amount of work that one person only need five hours for because they're not senior. It's GonNa take them ten hours to figure things out and fix bugs in figure out what's going wrong and again up spending three hundred dollars a week instead of two fifty see. I'm saying here. This is out of experience. I'm telling you you get what you pay for when it comes to this type of talent and you're gonNA save money in the long run by getting somebody who's more efficient and can solve and fix problems and get work done quicker more efficiently and cleaner. So they don't have to go back and fixings later. I would emphasize you hire. Somebody has a very good communication skills especially because your website so high priority. You WanNa make sure that you can communicate with them quickly. They'll understand you You know and be able to implement and explain their side of the story as well as their side of things What they need to do or the recommendations for your website. You'RE GONNA pay a premium for that. But it's worth it going to save you time it's GonNa Save you money and the way to find out there. Good communicator read. The testimonials read the reviews on upward. You'll see the previous employers will say great communication skills loved working with them. The other thing you want to look for is attitude you want somebody who has got a UPI positive attitude going to be a part of your business partner brand They're going to be working on a Lotta Front end stuff. Meaning things that the public will see the need to have a can do attitude once you find a few candidates You know you want to invite them to apply to your job. Post inside upward actually run interviews and chat with them and my recommendation. Trial them out. I say hey. We're going to try for weeks. Seattle ago's if everything feels mutually good like we both want to work with each other in the future. We can continue to do it
The Dos and Donts of Comparison Pages
"Support for today's show comes from fizzle. Let's be honest entrepreneurship can be lonely when you're working hard grinding away to make your business a reality it can get mentally eh emotionally draining passing yourself things like am I doing the right things is my product or business idea a good one does my website communicate the value I offer I wish somebody can look over it get the support you need when you're starting and growing your business with fizzle fizzle can help you earn a living doing something you love they do this with training tools coaching community and they're famous roadmap it's great how do I know well I've been a fiddler for over six years now join me and sins of other entrepreneurs Giddy free fourteen day trial and support the show by GonNa fizzle dot co Slash Omar again to get started with a fourteen in day free trial go F- is e. l. e. dot co slash oem a are compared the pages what are the do's and don'ts let's start with why are you creating these pages what's the purpose here many people miss the this point and this is where they go wrong the point of comparison pages are not to make you look like you're the market leader in your dominant and everybody sucks no because that just simply not true it's very hard to have that kind of binary relationship in the marketplace and it's just not believable what you're trying to do here these there's an pages is speak to your target audience you want to weed out the people that are not rifle you and you want to talk directly to those who are dr who are looking for your unique selling proposition and what you offer versus the competition it's so rare to find any product in any marketplace that's just head and shoulders with no doubt no brainer better than everybody else a lot of preference whether it's an iphone versus is an android phone whether it's a cadillac versus a Mercedes you might think you know Mercedes of course is better but I can find you somebody says the exact same thing about cats black so the plans that comparison pages here is not too bad mouth and to trash or competition it's the highlight your differences your unique selling proposition and that leads me to start with the don'ts and don't number one is do not bad mouth your competition there are so many comparison pages out there that do this there are downright Esi and I've come across some of them that can really get into some trouble I'm talking about making some claims that are not true and getting into some legal troubles some of them are very sneaky and they don't even state facts but they say questions like is this product reliable. I don't know the jury's still out that's suggesting that it's not reliable you know this is suggesting that your competition this other product is not a quality product that's not cool and I'll tell you why it doesn't work why you shouldn't do number one you should not ever do that to your competition because you've heard the saying be close to your friends but closer to your enemies while they're not your enemy sodas speak because they share the marketplace with you one day they may want to acquire you one day you may want to acquire them so drawing blood in this battle is not a good idea number two the reason why it doesn't work and it's just bad for your business is that I find it very offensive when I see a comparison page at totally trashes the competition and just as nasty and is making claims that they can't back up is a total turn off and I don't respect the company anymore I actually leave the website and say you know what if that's how they treat other people in their even their competition I'm not sure I want to do business with this company I'm not sure I wanNA give them my money there's something wrong with their culture the second don't is you don't highlight any positives about your competition a lot of people that just say we'd you all this and the competition does not do this the only highly of the things that they do that the competition doesn't do but they don't talk about the competition does do and the reason why this is a big don't is because it's just not believable it's just not believable when you have let's say a comparison char and your side of the Char has all these green check marks and they have all read exes when you're just highlighting things are going to give you a green check mark and the competition red x it can go both ways the competition can do the same thing and flip the script on you instead of being so binary be honest and give credit where credit's due for example with our software webinar initial comparison age with zoom we pray zoom for being a great meeting software and if you WANNA run meetings one on ones we actually recommend them that's their superstar breath but when it comes to one too many or few too many running a Webinar and you need marketing and registration pages in email marketing built in this is where we're better this is where you want to choose us the potential customers are GonNa see then say that's fair that makes sense and I trust this company more because they're being fair so highlighting any of the positives of your competition is a bad idea or don't is third party negative what I mean by that well maybe you won't say something negative your competition but if you insert something from a customer let's say a testimonial that says ah I love product X. I used to use this product and it was absolute crap even though it's a real testimony Lou even though it may be factual have some class don't do that to your competition I am sure you've had customers that had a bad experience in their opinion were you dropped the ball by mistake could've been customer service it could have been a glitch could have been didn't get their package on time something were customers are satisfied a happens to all of us the best of us how would you feel if that customer and their story of how things went wrong in your business was on your competitions website not cool last don't is tit for tat a lot of people say hey my competition is nasty they're bad mouthing left and right they're doing this and that they're saying untrue things I totally can relate to that but it doesn't mean that you have to stoop down to that level like Michelle Obama when they go low ugo hi you have a culture you have a standard and you will resonate with those that have the same standard and culture now the dues are obviously the opposite you want to be honest you want to be Fair WanNa show your unique selling proposition and without trashing your competition and a good way to kind of gauge if you're doing this right if you showed your comparison page to your competition to the CEO uh of that company do you think they would say this is absolutely horrible I'm suing you this is ridiculous or do you think they're going to say you know what that hurts but fair enough you're not saying something that I can disagree with so I want to give you some examples of some really good comparison just so you can see what I'm talking about the first example is web flow I talked about web flow in an earlier episode. This is a up and coming website builder website design type of tool and they have competition like square space and wordpress and shop affi- they're in a market that super crowded but if you check out their website or you can just Google web flow versus wordpress or web flow versus squarespace look at their page it's light hearted it's transparent it's honest this is on web flows comparison page for squarespace this on their site web flow site is saying this thus squarespace squarespace template approach makes it easy for anyone to have an manager website that's what they're saying about squarespace it it's true it's positive why would they put that on their site because what are they comparing it to the himselves what do they do that's different from squarespace they're not template based they allow you to customize anything and their designer friendly so if you're a designer and you like things to be a particular way you don't work in the confines of a template you're going to resonate with with Flo hey I like what full better because that's what I want cool templates are cool and everything but that's not for me good for you not for me and that's a great way to create a comparison page
How to Start a Blog or Website
"First question that are you might ask yourself is that which platforms would you too so this is one of the question that you should ask yourself before you start your own website the first question of course so. I had a comment your platform. Let me tell you some states that I own own on the Internet so on the Internet. Although athletes that you see ir made fifty one thousand nine percent ninety six percent up the the vet said that you see on the Internet are created using place where it is open source cms software that use use that is used to create fifty one point nine six percent of the Internet's website so that's cool and next is Vicks we just seven point zero pipe percent than doom love open to one percent and squarespace three point nine six percent sand and there are also some completely accorded websites which are made on over st panel so that stupid open three six percent and then we three point one percent and then sites like Gordon Gordon decide etc which is one point six percent so you can see that are majority of the websites are over wordpress which is fifty one point nine six percent. Oh senso is huge and of course I'm to recommend you platform so obviously my suggestion is workplace. If you are starting a dynamic website which can do anything you want. I mean you can do whatever you want with all our website. If you buy a your own hosting so that's I would recommend this though platform that I would recommend what Bruce I'm not talking about what dot com I'm rocking World War Brisk Dot. Org which is called self hosted wordpress so you should open or start your website on self hosted wordpress art press platform so yeah. That's burt is still if you don't want to use wordpress and create if you want to create just a static website with few dynamic teachers are you're not simple website then our recommend whibley or dot com so you can use these these tools to create all with a side window and it will be easier to create the these websites but it won't be a very customizable it will be a static website and not completely static but you get the idea is it's not a super customizable so oh and not easy of course so you may not want to use this if you are trying to explore things and want to create bigger business to customize the website a lot so my recommendation will be workplace and even if you don't want to. Oh you is what praised you can use or start calm so let's move on so if you will if you use wordpress take recommend then you will need hosting to host your website so let's talk about all hosting so everything is basically flat that one where you back for more stories where you host or keep your website on the Internet so that they are a couple of platforms assumes that I would recommend you but let's let's talk about. two things reported okay what you should be looking king in your hosting in hosting company or hosting package or whatever so plus will you should look for apptime or who don't they should be great or. I'm inventor like Landon and poor nine percent and hundred percent hundred one hundred percent impossible or maybe sports but our state hosting the never gives you a hundred percent up time so that's that's an issue off said hosting plans I haven't I haven't tried dedicated hosting so I'll talk about it later but you should look for up aim is it it should be somewhere around ninety nine percent and of course if Dr and will be higher than the downtime. We'll below that means your site will be online for the most of the time so second thing that you should be taking this story a lot of our hosting sites. This are hosting companies. They'll that you get unlimited hosting but they are all lying. There are no unlimited story stories available and I taught blues is very honest and they will. They'll give you unlimited. It is terrific. Give actually but your side will pass them will not function properly when you reach the rich are certain point point reaches for PD beautifully made so they don't talk about it on their suspense was clearly they're lying and similarly. There are a lot of companies with who are retired are lying about their plan. They all say that you get on unlimited stories but none of them are giving you actually unlimited storage. Unlimited story is ally so you must take other stories you get I will. I won't recommend blue hose order anything any websites which still sued that you have access to unlimited storage because clearly they're lying and I don't want you recommend our company that lies and you may all also know that I I recommend bluest alert on my website myrtle soon. NBA replacing them with Oblivion Zine or cloud with hosting or something like that because they simply lies and I don't like how companies that lie so I'll remove them are and replaced with side grout groping Zine or cloud based hosting so oppose I'll be a good hosting. That doesn't life so yeah you SORTA look for a storage homages stories are getting Macaws. Almost Aubrey hosting companies are lying and saying that you get unlimited storage but you won't get it trust me and of of course there are companies which are which are clearly telling you how much storage you will get so I'll I'll talk about that in a moment and the targeting that will start in our hosting company is customer support so customers of old would be better and I think all the companies have good customer support. I never had any any sue with the customer. Support have tried to hosting side grow laws. Even blue host is good with customer support and then and then you all look for features like catching speed as certificated et cetera so these are the things that you should look for look in your hosting packages or hosting company and now Nick Men and it's Maya condition for web hosting so I would if if budget is not a problem for you than our Iro recommend you you plowed with hosting Dublin. WB engine or side Donosti aside garnished hosting is cheaper than the the other two options since but of course cheaper options you get to quality of posting so but it's I donate not Putin or the hosting company salutes great actually and I would highly recommend US recommend to use side grown even use. I'd grown and I also I'm also trying lorries always now and I haven't read Lupien but most of the Super Creator or super blog or for whatever you would like to say out of using WPA engine so that's one of the top Oh hosting for what I saw yeah but whatever opinion super expensive so you might you may not want to buy hosting if you have budget is so in depth case in that guess you should go to cloud ways and if your budget is still bulow then you can go to side drawn hosting but none of them are our T- posting by hosting all of them are great hosting so these are three web hosting Austin comedy that I would recommend you to use if whether it is not your problem but if you are loaned by then I will recommend you to use eight to hosting I've also used this hosting and this hosting is good at at the praised day offered it's not so so great but of course it's better than bluest or hostgator et. CETERA on the very phrasing and still their services are pretty good so you can if you're long visor. You can go go with worsening alright. So will you use of hosting company or website or to create a website. You'll also need our domain. We have already talked about how you should think about your state's name and similarly how you should buy your domain so you you want to listen to the previous episode to understand that. I'll not talk about that in this particular episode but Liquid Elliot how you can bite you can all you can buy it while buying the hosting for your website or you can buy it separately if you buy it separately then you will have to connect it with the DNA records so it's izzy she's just so if you'll just search on Google or I also have all video on my youtube channel you. If you want to do these things so it's easy to connect your domain your hosting so that's not a problem you will you'll be able to do it so I'll just talk about the platform that I would recommend if you want to buy domain separately not from the hosting companies so named Dot Com because of course aw like the name suggests you'll get the cheapest domains here name to his best player. Pont du by domain cheapest rate and the second option that I would recommend his Gore daddy most of the Indian stews Gordy because it accept payments are with Indian Indian Muslims Indian cards so that's one of the go-to option for Indians so either you can either you can. I I do you buy from your hosting company or you can buy from named deep or Gordie
Should You Build Your Website With Webflow?
"Should did you build your website with web flow. What fool is a very unique website builder and this is why I wanted to do an episode on the other reason why I want to do this episode. Is that my buddy west Bush. The author of productivity growth loved that book asked on twitter. Should he built his business website with wordpress or web flo now. This is a bit of my back for those. No I started my business grew by building people their own personal websites and my platform of choice was wordpress and I know my we're on wordpress very well built websites that built themes customized them. I know how it works and when it hits question on twitter account even the blanket answer like the pros and cons of were pressing flow but I wasn't satisfied with my own answer so I started looking into web flow now. I've seen what full before I kinda check that out about a couple of years ago but it's changed inch and grown a lot in the last few years now in today's episode. I'm GonNa talk about why you would choose web flow over any other website builder squarespace space or we believe or were. President doesn't say that it's better than these other options. Tools are just tools. GotTa find the tool that works for your job while you're trying to pull off. We're trying to do and and with the resources you have. This is not a sponsor episode and what though has no idea I'm doing this but I just want to share the research I found by looking into web flow and and what that research has led me to do in the future of our business. We're GONNA take a deep dive on your choices. When it comes to creating your business website and why you you choose web flow so let's get into it. Let's get down to business.
What is SEO?
"So do you guys all know what SEO is this is called search engine optimization bat when Google started a lot of people were tweaking their websites to make sure they'd be found on Google years later. It's more important than ever. Emily Brown is sitting with me. She is visiting from back in back in the Virginia area. She is the the mobile. No. No, no, no. The, the SEO editor, what is your title? Those are just small hats that I wear. I'm on the audience team. And we oversee our twenty four seven digital platforms. So all of our social platforms are homepage, our mobile apps, we do push alerts, and where the hats I wear though is a search engine optimization strategy for the newsroom's. Well, let's talk some SEO basics for second. Whether you're working newspaper, whether you have a website whether you have a WordPress blog. It's all the same. I think you have some basics that you want to run by Y. You get people. Start with the headline and go down from there. Okay. Well, the very most important thing is your page title, so that's different from a headline. That's what we say we write for robots. That's the number one thing that if we're talking about Google, you know, Google they're gonna crawl the page title. I have a lot of weight to that it should be very literal. You should have your keywords upfront. Forget being witty or cute or punny. You are literally writing, keyword loaded accuser loaded headline for lack of better words for a robot to know exactly what your story is about it so important. So this weekend target cash registers down for two hours. What's what's the page title? You gotta get target. I word. And then I would have had to look at Google trends, to see exactly, which phrases, people are searching for, but you want that target cash registers all the way at the all the way at the front, not back. You know lingering toward the end you want all the way at the front. And when you searching Google that is what? You're actually looking at us the page title. And then there's description under the page title. What's that description? Yeah. The meta description and that is a wonderful place to explain to your readers, what this article is really about. And at space to give a little bit more information you want to repeat your keywords there. It's okay. If those keywords are already mentioned in the page title, repeating them is going to show, Google that it's a very important part of your article, or your website, or whatever, is that you have to share. And if people are searching keywords, like target cash register anytime those keywords are repeated. They're going to be bolted in that search result page again, draws a readers I to that content. Okay. So page title. Number one. Number two, number two is your headline? It's a really close second to peach title. So the headline is, what appears on your page. It's a more reader focused field where your page all your writing for a robot your headline. You're writing for human. So that's where you can include more engaging language. You want to repeat your key word repeat, your key words, plural? But they don't have to be front loaded. They don't have to be the first three words, you want to write more engaging content that's going to get a reader to click. And that's those headlines show up on Google news and Google news. Definitely drives Google search. So, again, that's why it's such a close second Russo R that was targeted cash, which juice go down. Inoperable in our headline would be what variation of that. So you might end up starting with those keywords again, but you wanna make sure that I mean, the news industry in particular has changed where it's much more conversational headline, and that you're grabbing people's attention with your headline, while still being, of course, accurate to the story three after pitch title and headline. So that's. Way your meta description, which we just spoke about comes in. That's your sales copy, you know, you have a little bit more room. And in for a room to add information about the story, four number four, is your, you are L ending. So you wanna make sure that you've repeat keywords in your Ural and, you know, if I shared with you Jefferson, I just copy, and pasted, a Ural into an Email and Senate to you without any explanation, could you read that you are all ending and know what the story is about? And if the answer is yes, then that's a good one. Okay. For word procedures. I own a few have a WordPress, but they make you put in all to all tax, I think and all text text. And, and how important is not. That's it's very important. So that's another kind of four robots type of thing if you think of a photo caption, and maybe the, the photo caption. Is for humans the all texts field if you hover over it might be for the robots. So it's again, it's just making sure that are all using all these fields to make sure our information is both discoverable by the bots. You know, all those things crawling the pages and then engaging for humans once it is surfaced by the butts. Okay. And tax we don't do tax. I mean, we're not big on tags at USA day, but anybody who has a it would press blog or probably SCR squarespace. And wicks has to do a lot of tax. Are they still relevant? So it's interesting because Google had Google keywords, which we did tag everything, and then they gave it and they take away. So it wasn't important part of our strategy. And it was important part of Google's algorithm. And then they changed it up as they change things they do that. And they took. It away. So Emily Brown from USA days audience teams. Thank you for these tips. I think there's a really good
Tariff Battle With Mexico Ends, But What About Trade War With China?
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from the university of Maryland where the founders of Google Oculus and squarespace got their started. Find out how you MD can start up your next adventure at you and you MD dot com. That's why oh, you and you MD dot com, the tear of battle with Mexico appears to be over, at least for now but another front in the trade war is still wide open. The Trump administration is looking for a deal that would end tariffs on more than two hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese goods. Those measures and China's counter moves are starting to show new effects on the US economy, NPR chief economic correspondent scored Scott Horsely is with us now. Good morning, Scott. Good morning ritual. So if you're Chinese trade, negotiation, what did you learn a negotiator? What did you learn by watching President Trump in this particular dispute with Mexico? The first thing to say Rachel, is that there are limits to this analogy obviously, the trade battles with Mexico and China are not a dental so they do have to be weighed independently, but there's no question. China is watching what happened with Mexico. For clues about the president's negotiating style, and what clue they draw really depends on how you view the Mexican agreement that was struck last Friday. If you think Mexico caved, the message to China is Trump is serious, and China better make some changes if it wants to get tariff relief if on the other hand, you think Trump back down after Mexico, essentially repackaged concessions it had already made. Well, that's a roadmap that China itself is used in the past over the weekend. We also saw the president boasting on Twitter that Mexico is going to buy a lot of agriculture goods from the US. That's not anything New Mexico was already a big customer. And so was China before this trade war all started. But that does jest another path to win favor with President Trump is to buy a lot of farm products. So we heard from the Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin he spoke to CNBC over the weekend. Let's listen to what he had to say. We had a deal is almost ninety percent done China wanted to go back. Words on certain things we've, we've stopped negotiating, and if China wants to move forward with the deal where prepared to move forward, if China doesn't want to move forward. Then President Trump is perfectly happy to move forward with tariffs to rebalance the relationship, what's gone on there. I mean, have they really stopped negotiating? They have remember this all started with concerns in the US about lack of intellectual property protection in China, the force transfer of American technological know-how, then last winter Trump, and she met app Chinese president Xi Jinping met in South America, and Trump agreed to delay escalating. The tariffs while negotiators went to work on a deal. There were lots rounds of talks both in Washington and Beijing there seemed to be some progress, but then last month the US I'd accused China of backtracking, and since then there haven't been any new talks, the higher tariffs have kicked in there may be some. Disagreement going on within the Chinese government, just as there is here in this country about which of those two paths secretary Mnuchin laid out to follow who specifically in the US and China is hurting right now. Because of because of us, we'll both countries are paying a price. In fact, the whole world is paying a price last week. The World Bank, led by President Trump's handpicked president David Malpas warned that trade tensions are hurting global growth here in this country. The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank estimates the economy grew at an annual rate of just one point four percent in the current quarter less than half the pace of growth in the first quarter, of course last Friday. We got that much weaker than expected jobs report, China's well aware of all this. In fact, there are some reports that Chinese negotiators took a harder line last month precisely because they thought the US economy was weakening, and that President Trump wouldn't have the stomach for an all out trade war. Now, that may have been a miscalculation on China's part, but there's no question that trade tensions are taking a toll these two leaders. Chinese president Xi Jinping. And President Trump are going to meet at the g twenty right? That's right. And, you know, usually there is a lot of ground work done ahead of high level meeting like that. But that's not the way President Trump likes to operate he prefers to improvise. So it's going to be Trump and she one on one buckle your seatbelts, NPR's, Scott Harsing. Thanks got. You're welcome.
Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from the university of Maryland where the founders of Google Oculus and squarespace got their started. Find out how you MD can start up your next adventure at you and you MD dot com. That's why. Oh, you and you MD dot com. The economy may be strong but many Americans finances are not. That's especially true in many rural areas in Opole of role. Americans by NPR last fall. Fifty five percent of those surveyed said their local economy was only poor or fair. A follow up poll by NPR the Robert Wood Johnson foundation and the Harvard ta Chan school of public health digs deeper. It finds four out of ten rural Americans struggle with routine bills for housing food and medical care, half of rural Americans say they could not afford it. If they got hit with a surprise one thousand dollar expense. NPR's petty name, and has more. Our new poll was telephone survey of just over fourteen. Nine hundred adults living in rural areas across the country areas like Weitzberg nestled in the mountains of eastern, Kentucky coalfields seventy two year old lethal dollar hide a retired caregiver lives nearby go out of town like you're going toward hazard. And there's a turn off there on nine thirty one south. It's within about four miles of where I was born. So I asked dollar hide the question we asked in our poll, could you afford an unexpected thousand dollar Bill? No, no. There's no way not even a two hundred dollar extra Bill. What about savings, my savings account zero I don't even have a savings account dollar hide worked all her life. But the jobs just didn't pay enough for her to put anything aside. She raised for children today, her income social security and supplemental. Security income adds up to seven hundred ninety dollars a month with that income. You watch every penny even so dollar high. Just couldn't afford to make it on her own. She recently moved into a two bedroom trailer with her daughter, even with the extra money from her daughter. It's still hard. They have no car and the cost of electricity is barely affordable. It was three hundred sixty something and the two hundred dollars rent, there's nothing left. So no movies. No dinners out. The only luxury is cable TV, but dollar Hyde says, she's one of the lucky ones she has Medicare and estate health plan that covers her health costs. That's not the case for many of those in our poll, Harvard professor Robert plantain, one in four reported that they could not get healthcare recently when they needed it, and majority said, it's either, because they couldn't afford it or they had insurance that would not be taken by local health providers a serious. National concern says blend and even with major improvements and health insurance coverage over the last decade, these. Problems are more severe for African American communities and native Americans as well as Latinos, and the future of healthcare, and rural America looks even more grim says Brock sleigh back with the national rural Health Association, one hundred six rural hospitals have closed of the past decade, which he says, can make timely medical care nearly impossible, take the town of China PA in Nevada. It's how spittle closed a few years ago this left the service to deal with all kinds of medical problems that are not situated to do. And so when they get on the road to the next nearest hospital as a three hour trip, one way, the hospital is more than a hundred miles away. We know that distance can be a barrier to timely and appropriate access to services. And so in that context delayed care can often lead to tragic consequences, especially in rural areas where people may not have a car. And public transportation may be unreliable. Bottom line says, sleigh Bach wealth equals health report, and were sicker, d Davis is president of the center for rural strategies in Weitzberg people in this congressional district have the shortest lifespan in the United States. We also are the poorest, but one of our big findings was that rural Americans are also optimistic about their communities, d Davis, people may be living more of a hard scrabble existence than folks in the suburbs, or a lot of the folks in the cities. But then mean they're not leaving decent life. And most people are pretty happy with it. And they've got friends and neighbors that they rely on their where they wanna be community activists. Now field says of the past few weeks when her husband was hospitalized her neighbors were extrordinary my neighbors come in Mohmand grass. And neighbors come and feed our cattle and our neighbors gather the eggs and every day for the last few weeks and says, so much to me makes me feel the emotion now of what it feels like to have such more, wonderful support. And I know that, that's the blessing of living in rural America. And that's what our poll found ninety two percent of those surveyed said they had people nearby. They could rely on in times of need. Penny Neiman, NPR news.
America Is In Full Employment, So Why Aren't We Celebrating?
"Support for this podcast and the following message come from the university of Maryland where the founders of Google Oculus and squarespace got their started. Find out how you MD can start up your next adventure at you and you MD dot com. That's why oh you and you MD dot com. The US job market. Sounds amazing right now with unemployment around three point six percent. But what's it feel like to be in that market all this week? We're asking what this economy means for people looking for a job or looking for a better job, or looking for a raise wages are rising and some people who'd given up seeking work at all or coming back, yet, some old economic divides have persisted NPR's, Scott Horsely spoke with David green. So how tight is this tight labor market right now? It is tight across the country, but is really tight in some places on my NPR colleague, Jim zarroli is going to take us to Ames, Iowa, which has the nation's lowest unemployment rate. It's just one and a half percent. And that means people like restaurant manager Elizabeth Kopetski really struggle to find and keep good help. We lashed your head a call from a restaurant down the street, asking if we had an extra staff that they could share. That's how bad it's getting. What did you tell them? We didn't have enough ourselves even though wages have been going up in Ames. They still have trouble attracting workers. There just aren't a lot of people moving to I'll despite the healthy job market. We did find though, people are moving to opera -tunities in other parts of the country, like where we're the opportunities right now. People are moving to places like Atlanta Tallahassee and Charlotte, North Carolina. We've seen an influx of workers from up north, looking for better jobs and also for more affordable housing in particular, a lot of African Americans are making this move sort of the reversal of the great migration. We saw in the last century NPR's Danielle Czeslaw spent some time talking with African American workers in North Carolina, both newcomers and some longtime residents, like Nicole muse Dennis, she's a single mother of two who says she's working. Fifty five hours a week and just barely getting by. I'm what I call over employed. I have two jobs and I'm still trying to make it unemployment. Among African Americans David is six point seven percent. That is low by historical standards. But it's still nearly double the national average. Well, Scott, we've been talking about full employment for a while and yet every month employers are finding more people to hire. So what exactly is happening? Give me the broad. Look here. One thing that's happened is that people who had been out of the job market altogether, either by choice or otherwise are being lured back in. We have a number of stories in our series about, for example, women coming back in the job market. Sometimes fulltime sometimes in the gig economy and other groups that were sort of on the margins, for example, people with disabilities or a prison record those might have been disqualifying in the past, but desperate employers Christopher Dickerson say, not anymore. I don't care what your background is. I don't care where you came from care, what color you are care as long as you. Come to work every single day. Give me everything. That's gimme over the last couple of years. David about seven and ten new people. Finding jobs have been coming off the sidelines, rather than from the ranks of the unemployed, what is all of this mean for people's paychecks? I mean for a while we kept talking about even though the economy was seemed to be doing better and better wages. Weren't really keeping pace with inflation yet for a lot of this very long economic expansion wages did not go up very much, but they are finally picking up and that's especially true for people on the lower rungs of the income ladder, which is encouraging, there is no question, workers have more bargaining power now. And one of the things we looked at in the series is collective bargaining during the recession some unions, grudgingly, agreed to accept lower wages for newer workers, and that created some friction on the factory floor, when people were doing the same job for less money. We're finally starting to see some of that turnaround. I spoke with Courtney herring who works at the Kohler company in Wisconsin. They recently inked a new contract that phases out. That two tiered wage scale you could tell there was a lot of happy, people, a lot of them production went up people are wanting to stay for more overtime because they know it's worth their time now. So they're actually able to go out and do more things or save up for something or one of the voices in our full employment series, which is taking place. All this week on the radio, you can also find it at NPR dot Oregon. You'll hear more on this program tomorrow, been talking with NPR's, Scott Horsely. Thanks. Got. You're
#139 The Reply All Hotline
"Restaurant. That's amazing. 'cause I was like I was on yelp. And I did like dollar dollar. And then there was all. That's a pretty savvy move wondering, wouldn't it? I mean, I told him that it was that was what I did. He thought smart. How the day go. Go while he thought it was. But I got a dollar out of it. I like the restaurant that much what you were telling us about congress internet interesting. It's no problem. After the break. We take some more calls. This episode of reply all is brought to you by squarespace squarespace. You can easily create a website that stands out all by yourself. I made this website called gopher grapes dot com, which is a place where you can grape about the world. And maybe I will read it in an ad like this ad right now, here's a great bills. With tips included. I like bills tips included. My crayons aren't sharp enough sharpener friends every time I get a haircut. It just goes back. You just need to make peace of hair. So maybe not everyone agrees with your grapes. But if you have a gripe with your fully, customizable, squarespace website. You can tell it to their award-winning twenty four seven tech support go to squarespace dot com for a free trial. And when you're ready to launch us, the offer code reply to save ten percent on your first purchase of a website, or domain. This episode of pile is brought to you by atlassian. They make collaboration cipher that helps teams open up seeing worked better together. They leave it. Open communication and open wave working in an open mind to better teams and happier. People Alex feel like you're probably one of those people. I know literally point where I had to recreate you from scratch at this point. You know enough about me that you could upload my opinions to computer, and it would be a reasonable ExIm leave me actually humour that most people. That is so messed up. At the robot making plan, they'd be like, well, we don't really know how to program like the robot like reading your emotional cues. That's fine. More accurate. Atlassian their philosophy is openness does more than just produce. Better. Hypothetical co host teams feel safer less. Stifled more ready to do great things. To learn more about atlassian, what openness can do for your teams, go to last Sian dot com. That's AT L A S S. I N dot com. Hello. Who's that? My God I got through again. Do you? Remember your second question. Are you eating right now? I was I'm not anymore figured you guys gonna answer. Anyway, we've the phone twice for you. Now, I feel like the idea that we don't answer the phone is not something you're allowed to believe. Oh, I know. I don't eat more. Now. I'm a firm believer that you guys are not full shit. The phone. Fucking fall. And you're so full of shit. Back again. Do you? Remember your second question. Oh my gosh. Oh, all right. What is different between a proxy server, a whole and VPN and what what is your better choice between the free. Okay. Allison answer. This question doing from. What are you trying to figure out how to browse your net anonymously? Yeah. I yeah. Because like, you know, you go on the dark web and shit, and I have a VPN and all that. But like with this you need to bridge. But like, okay. So what if I have a VPN what's the point of having a proxy or bridge? You know what I'm saying? Like, I I don't understand like why you need all that shit. So I don't totally know the answer to your question. Okay. When I know is VP N is essentially like, basically, it's a virtual private network that that's what stands for it. What it means is like you are now part of a network that is elsewhere on the internet. So it's not technically a server it's more like you are. Connected to a different network and in your your traffic, all when it hits the internet. All looks like it's coming from this network which have somewhere else. I don't know. Exactly what a proxy is. So I don't know the difference between that and the minor saying is it's it's a server that you're that is between you and the place you're connecting like, you're sending your traffic. I try to you you send it to see so. Okay. So I guess that's the difference. Proxy servers like an actual, computer. You're hitting whereas of APN is a network that you're connecting to. What are you doing on the dark web? You know, just off and stuff. Hello. Hey, are you there? Hello. Is there way at can you chat with him? I mean numbers are coming in so fast. I don't know how we would do it. Can't you see which ones like connected with like, no. Because we connect over that phone. Country for jerky is ninety. Well, hey, we're still here. Don't hang up back. What's your what's your question? Okay. So I like ever since like ninth grade or something I've been like working real hard on my English. I don't know if that's parents. Your English is your English is amazing. Oh, thank you so much and ever since like twenty six I've been really working hard and trying to like get into college abroad. And so towards the end of last year December last year, I take the tea and I get a fifteen forty grand. That's really good and like in two thousand sixteen Trump comes into office at obviously, there's a travel ban. And I'm the longer allowed into the USO Cup. I really attack. Oh, that's okay. Just take your time. We're here. And so like the only option I had then was Canadian universities. And I try to register to the best of my ability on the internet. And I just like there was the west sites all of them were so bad and like just like hard to actually use like so many problems like, for example. My name is all cats and English. But because that's how we do it in Syria. I don't know who decided that. And so like on a lot of the like websites, I put my name, and they were all like, oh, your name is case sensitive. So you need to capitalize it as it is in your life passport and. I go in there and put it in all caps because that's the way it isn't my passport. And they're like we can't accept that. And so I literally hit him up. I. I call them. I call the university. And they're like, we don't know that they're just like, we don't know flat out that that's like McGill. Oh, yeah. I went to McGill there. I had very bad experiences. When I needed help with them. You went to got. Okay. Yeah. So like, I kind of missed all of my deadlines now. And it's like these three months have been super depressing roomy. I like, I just don't know. What to do? I've been like searching for counselors on the internet. I put Hurley pointed anyone and like, I don't know if that's even something that like you said anything so. Yeah. I don't know what I'm doing. Let's try to help. So it sounds like you need somebody. You literally need somebody who can help to navigate the college admissions process. I mean, it's not like we know first hand, but we can will help. Yeah. Well, that that's I get so much. I'm really sorry that you're going through this. How long have you been in Turkey? I've been since like twenty thirteen and are you with your family? Yeah. Can't gather. What's your family like like what mom dad siblings? I have three siblings. All females. That's how I grew up younger or older. I'm the youngest kid and what like what's your life like in Turkey right now. Like where are you talking to us from on from Essen like I've been in mesh on this whole time ten and I can't like go to Ghazi and tap. I can't go to temple unless I have a permit. And what does it take it? That. You have to have either family somewhere off, and they don't always accept that. Or you have to have something like a test or something like when I took my say t's I had to fly out on car. And so what do you do your done with school? What are you doing with yourself? I like, I skipped I went to school year earlier like like, I get your and so yeah, I'm done with school now. But like, I'm most old as a senior your student, and are you working? Not really Alex said that like he was your dad, and it's okay. You know, I'm not trying to. Yes, it's fine. Not working. I was just curious to know like the thing is as Syrians were not allowed to our care, regardless. If you have like a college degree or anything, I think we simply instated some sort of process for people to you know, convert their diplomas college diplomas and try to work here. But for now, it's mostly like educational field, and like markets and stuff that get the jobs that can work. But otherwise, no can do anything. How do people just like survive financially? We've just been like borrowing money from my grandpa from my own call for the past like three years four years. And that's what we've been subsisting off for the whole time that sound. Really, really, really hard. Yeah. Tim has a question for you. Go ahead. Hey, how's it going south? Okay. This is a kind of uninformed question. But I'm just really curious. So I live in Berlin, Germany, there's a huge Syrian population there. And I've met a lot of Syrians. And I'm just curious is that I don't know. I'm I'm genuinely cares. I don't know. Is that a thing that you guys think about is Germany so possible to emigrate to or has is that become really difficult. We wanted to go at some point back in like twenty fifteen my dad and sister wanted to go to Sweden or something like one of those countries. And basically what you do that is be get on a boat, and you go all the way there. But right, all it's very dangerous and a lot of the smugglers are, basically criminals. Do you might get still income? I get you're definitely gonna stuff stolen on the way there. You might never get there. You might think whatever. But like my dad and sister, we're going to go the way it works. Is that like once a family member goes there like your parents like your dad, he can reunite and with all of? With all of his children as long as they're under the age of eighteen and so my sister was above eighteen and if you had to go. I feel like it was really scary. You know, the days weighed in to it. And eventually. The day came they were going. I went to school, and I turned and turns out they hadn't gone and. Like right about that time. There was a law that was put in place that would prohibit Syrians from traveling between states between Turkis states or cities without a permit. And so my dad was on his way to like wherever the city was where they were going to get smuggled, and they didn't let him get get through. And so here turn and that was that. Did it did it make you feel? Did they make you feel disappointed or sad that he wasn't able to make it or were you just glad that he was not in harm's way. Obviously, I was come freighted. But. A lot of my friend had gone meant that we're going to reunite with them. And it's really not good here in Turkey, and no jobs. Yeah. I obviously, I I don't enjoy my stay here. And so I would have been happy had he like gotten there safely and reunited with us. They're put this e you know. Yeah. Totally. You don't like anyone hawks pay. picks. So Alex day has been asking people on dude. It's really important to know that reason to me to know he said he wants to with pretty much everybody. Whether they think they're PJ or an Alex foundational thing. Alex. Recklessly? Thank you sow. We're the same height. How tall PJ? Hey eleven. Yeah. You're on six feet. I can't I'll walk around on my knee. All right. We're gonna try VR. We can help you. Okay. Thank you so much. Yeah. I love you so much. I I'm both in Alexander PJ. No on your an ally year. Okay. Everyone has all right. Take care love you. Bye. So we have our conversation last Thursday since then we found too many the McGill admissions department who's looking over sows transcripts and helping him navigate their system. Macgill's student run Syrian student association is also helping out if you are one of our listeners any working college admissions in North America, and you want to help out just in this an Email reply allocate media dot com. Obviously, the problem sows having is way way broader than just him. There's tons of smart Syrian kids who have been displaced who want to go to college, and it's very hard for them to get there. If you're interested in this. We found to organizations that seem to be working on it. There's one called juicer J U S O R. It's a group of Syrian ex-pats trying to help kids. Find opportunities. The other one is the institute of international education. I e they've program called peer where they tried to find scholarships and opportunities in connect them with refugee students said he keep us updated. So if there's more news with him, we'll let you know. And finally, just thank you to everybody who called or who wrote in it was fun to ineptly trying to solve your problems. Thanks.
"squarespace" Discussed on How I Built This
"Was there friction between you date? Oh, yeah. Which is very normal. This happens all the time in startups. Right. This is a story. We've heard on the show before. He was there for five years. And then he he left to start his own company. But during that five year period was it really difficult for you to align. What your visions were did you just kind of plow through that five year period, or or was it actually? Okay. There wasn't really okay. I think you know, look, I was young right? And I think that people had a good intent back then. And I didn't know what I was getting into. I don't even know what a good manager looked like I didn't know how much stress I was supposed to have or not have. I didn't know what kind of dialogues were good or bad it like what this function looked like what I didn't know that stuff. And so I was in this mode of like keep it all together. Just keep it together. Don't let it fall apart. Don't go back to your people like don't just keep it together and try and find a way through this. And that was a lot of what I was what I was thinking about so, okay. Let's just get back to the actual website publishing side of things for sake. Because I mean Danes their squarespace growing. This is like the late two thousands. Yeah. Yeah. So so what's happening on the on the product side? So the product of squarespace has always been one of the primary growth drivers. And a lot of good things happen to the time. I mean, we expend our advertising channels adding more people meant that I wasn't in this mode anymore where I was sort of just constantly like not hitting any goals. And so, you know around I'm recalling this. Now, here's how this happened. So we launched squarespace five which was a huge huge update to the platform mean the years like oh, seven eight something like that animations and things on a website and web apps. Yes. Like, we're entering into a different era and launching scores based five was, you know, one of the things that helped propel us forward. And I I would say this. It was a total disaster. We flipped it on for everyone. At once. It had these really hard to track down bugs were literally working twenty four seven overnight. Every single person was doing customers 'cause it was just crashing and crashing. We couldn't roll it back. And you know, I think that we finally got through. And we kept growing up and at the time, you know, we had a couple of people in marketing, we had more people in product with more people in engineering, we had eighty five thousand customers or so ten million dollar run rate. And at some point we were approached to to sell the company, and yeah, so we've got approached by Getty, images and Gotti, sells, you know..
"squarespace" Discussed on Rocket
"Whole website in fell fallen in love with it thank you so much squarespace for your support and i wanted just like thinking about now a world in which i switched the emphasis of the word in say squarespace instead of squarespace what if i did the his space squarespace com squarespace squarespace dot squares square squarespace i don't know feed note this federal's paper number ten alexander hamilton he talked about you know is a safeguard against domestic infractions and insurrection and then he talked about his love squarespace and how those very important update your templates so i just wanted to let you know about he pronounced it squarespace or squarespace well it's all tech so i don't know i listen to the musical i've never seen ample to sorry to say credible there's a whole nong squarespace senate so and if you doubt me wanna tony in fact actually yeah oh there it is brought to you by squarespace mu well samsung is having another fun week so this is it this is actually kind of another rumor because they there's a statement from them but so galaxy note eight s nine users have complained that the phones default texting app is without their input or knowledge texting random photos from their phones to random contacts in their phones without permission or input or anything reportedly this is what the gizmodo article said there's no evidence that the phone that the photos were sent so i'm kind of confused about whether that means like people are going through their texts histories and not seeing a like message that was sent photo or whatever and people are just being like hey why'd you send me this photo that i'm not quite clear on samsung has said we are looking into that they're looking at it wow what a terrible thing to have happen about but it is bad when also nudes really quick oh my god well no well bill your news but also like turn off until this is resolved like oh make if you're on android like make another.
"squarespace" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"You're listening to the tony kornheiser show this is the squarespace ad you will know as i read when i sort of drifted in and out of the language have you ever thought about starting a blog do you have products services to sell maybe you have a business of promoter upcoming event to announce such as chatter is going to be open and put the caps game on saturday night yes well the dream is just a great idea that doesn't have a website yet make it a reality with squarespace square spaces encouraging folks to make it even nigel easily create a stunning website by yourself for solving beautiful templates created by world class designers with squarespace the powers in your hands to really make your website your own you can customize the look in the feel the settings the products and more would just a few clicks and here we begin to drift sell anything you want online thanks to square spaces powerful ecommerce functionality enjoy free insecure hosting builtin search engine optimization and olympics that help you grow in real time and with squarespace and i know this is important to you you never have to worry about a glitch e looking mobile interface never face because everything is optimized for mobile right out of the box now let's go back to england keep dreaming but make it a reality and make it stand out with a website from squarespace head to squarespace dot com slash tony kaye for a free trial and when you're ready to launch whatever that means use the offer code tony kaye to save ten percent off your first purchase of a website or domain.
"squarespace" Discussed on ID10T with Chris Hardwick
"Welcome to the podcast number nine sixty one is brought to you by squarespace mak thing make thing make your own presence somewhere online that is not based on some type of social media platform was squarespace you can create a website or blog or showcase your work anything you want announce a special project maybe a wedding announcement who knows but they have beautiful templates created by world class designer and then e commerce functionality the lets you sell anything you want online you can customize all of it it's optimized for mobile right out of the box digitally and there's a new way to buy domains and choose from over two hundred extensions and then you're going to get analytics that help you grow in real time there's free insecure hosting nothing to patch or upgrade ever and then you're going to get the twenty four seven award winning customer support a dream is just a great idea that doesn't have a website yet so make it a reality squarespace checkout squarespace dot com for a free trial when you're ready to launch us the offer code t to save ten percent up your purchase of a website or domain thanks to squarespace for sponsoring this episode of the podcast couple things i'm still uneven hawk train because he's a good guy so go see i reformed it is npr's now there's a movie he's in and supporting will be coming up on one of the upcoming episodes of talking with chris hardwick which premieres and amc june seventeenth also i just announced that i'm going to be doing a show stand up show at the neptune in seattle on october twenty six that's friday which means that's kind of like halloween weekend so i want you to what if you're in seattle or even if you're not come to the show come in costume i want to try to do some sort of a halloween costume contest i want to give out candy i wanted to i want you to partially celebrate halloween weekend with me in seattle on october twenty six so if you go to ticketmaster dot com and just search my name you'll find it it's going to say i ten tour which is sort of accurate but i don't want you to confuse that with the festival which were announcing next month.
"squarespace" Discussed on The Brilliant Idiots
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"squarespace" Discussed on Rooster Teeth Podcast
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"squarespace" Discussed on If I Were You
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"squarespace" Discussed on Comedy Bang Bang
"Mermaid okay there's a line we don't cry for free sorry i'm sorry i'm sorry look can i just can can we talk about squarespace for this ad if you guys are going to be we love doing that okay well look if i had to talk about squarespace and this is just off the top of my head right i would say like you guys have had you guys have had a dream once in your life right i did have one what was your dream i was in my house but it was like a garbage dump right but not the one that i grew up in like a different one where you grew up in a garbage dump yes but not this one oh the rooms were like rearrange okay but they're still at the same kind of garbage says when you grew up yeah right well same kind but not exactly this right well so so you guys relate on the finish kiss my dad okay okay so and then now you may wanna do you wanna know about my dream oh okay you sure yeah what during do you have well i was hoping possibly to be in that spiderman musical turn off the dark i was ultimately turn off the dr in in the dream you were hoping that okay look what i'm trying to say about dreams is kissed my dad there know no how this relates but look a dream is all it really is when you boil it down we need just like you get concise with it and just like reduce reduce reduce a dream a dream is just a great idea that doesn't have a website yet and get it usury dot com dream dot com of course see something of a dream duck if you go on dot com i bet it doesn't exist now way because there's no website for it well what you can do is if you have a dream and you wanna make a website make this website and this dream a reality with squarespace that's what i'm trying to say squarespace makes it easy to turn your idea and your dream into a new remix unique.
"squarespace" Discussed on Who Charted
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"squarespace" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest
"Could do is just open up the bathroom i would be really happy just with that may they're making a lot of money like should we have public bathrooms yes we should but we don't we don't seem to be able to figure out how to incorporate that interest infrastructure into our center cities so like how about starbucks steps up and let everyone use the bathroom and then maybe some other stores could follow suit and all this like locked bathroom code this code that look good go away be so happy so much fucking misery around bathroom use yes that's right anyway well this was a that was a sobering the whole episode is really sobering i i i know him very late to the game but it really just hit me how hard how much i take advantage of this and how much it sucks to be an african american man or woman or probably latino and in a lot of these circumstances the fence is brought to you by squarespace with squarespace you can create a beautiful website to turn your cool idea into a reality you square squarespace to showcase your work published content sell products and services promote your business announcing an upcoming event and more with squarespace you get to choose from beautiful templates created by world class designers and squarespace powerful ecommerce functionality let you sell anything online customizing your website it's easy because you can change the look and feel settings product and more with just a few clicks and with squarespace everything is optimized for mobile right out of the box once you're site is up and running squarespace also gives you the tools to help.
"squarespace" Discussed on With Friends Like These
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"squarespace" Discussed on Hollywood Babble-On
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"squarespace" Discussed on Hello Internet
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"squarespace" Discussed on Clockwise
"Off your first purchase i've talked plenty about squarespace it is the place to let you easily create a website for your next idea whether that's an online store portfolio or a blog squarespace all in one platform that lets you do just that as to install there aren't any patches to worry about you don't have to worry about upgrades because squarespace hasn't all covered for you and if you have any questions or need any help they've got twenty four seven awardwinning customer support i still haven't seen that trophy case but i'm waiting to they let you quickly and easily grab a unique domain name for your idea and with all of their award winning templates you can show off your great ideas and the best way possible and at one of those ideas is a podcast then you should definitely check out squarespace i've talked in the past about how i love how quickly they add new features and things like that but lately i've been on this podcast kicked because squarespace is a great way to start a podcast plus they've got plenty of information and support to help you get it loaded into the tune store and make sure everything's working correctly and plan started just twelve bucks a month but you can sorta trial with no credit card required by going to squarespace dot com now when you decide to sign up go ahead and use the offer code clockwise because that's going to get you ten percent off your first purchase and it will show your support for our show thanks so much squarespace for their support squarespace make your next move make your next website all right dan what do you got for us to apple's announce that they're holding an education focused event next week in chicago at a high school my question for you is what education related announcements would you like to see from the company other home pod for kids.
"squarespace" Discussed on The Big Web Show
"All right and our show today is sponsored by squarespace and here's some things you can do with squarespace you can create a beautiful website to turn your cool idea into a new website showcase your work blog published content so products and services wall kinds promote your physical or online business now sit up coming avengers special project and more squarespace does this by giving you really really beautiful templates he's templates were created by some some of them were created by people we know who are among the best designers in the industry there's powerful ecommerce functionality built in that lets you sell anything online and you can customize the look and feel the settings products and more with just a few clicks even if you're a skilled designer developer and you just want to work quickly you get these templates that start out beautiful and logical and designed to achieve certain things that are kind of standard right and then you can take them and and devolve them to be the brand new you on the message you want everything is optimized for mobile right out of the box and you can even buy domains choose from over two hundred extensions they have analytics help you grow in real time built in search engine optimization free secure hosting and there's nothing to patch or upgrade ever they do that for you and there's twenty four seven award winning customer support so if you're ever stuck you get unstuck real fast by talking to a person.
"squarespace" Discussed on DLC
"Angry yeah well said all right let's pull christian back in i mean i think i think i could talk to you about this for four more hours we've come on quite long felt soon right it is yeah it's like april sometimes awesome yeah and clearly feels done i mean it is it it's gonna be a very special game i hope it sells like gangbusters and i think i think a lot of people are going to people on a way as i was all blown away dang it does can build his own kingdom now as well it's six hours he's building his own kingdom christian it's crazy alright let us i wanna thank our last sponsor which is squarespace squarespace squarespace has been a i sponsored a my stuff in jos i've been associated with since i've known you david it's it's been like over ten years and and i so happy about that because i can thoroughly and confidently recommend spare space to anybody that has any reason to make something online it really is the easiest way to create an online website or presence of any kind be that just a blog or you know a portfolio online portfolio or if you're doing something more complex like actually trying to sell something online squarespace makes all of that easy you start with a template and then you you just drag and drop what you need you build using they're very very easy use tool set you build your site on the go and you make it your own you make it look great so easily just by dragging dropping you can put in a store fronts really easily if you need to sell things it's great you never have to patch anything or upgrade ever you've got free and secure hosting there's built in search engine optimization in analytics and help you grow in real time.
"squarespace" Discussed on Bertcast's Podcast
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