Adding a Portfolio Item – Canvas Theme

The video below is how to add a Portfolio Item to a Portfolio Gallery when using the Canvas Theme.

Portfolio Items are a great way to show off a piece of artwork, but also for that piece to have it’s own page where you can put information about the item, a contact form, or even a payment button.

The video starts off with a quick tutorial in Photoshop on how to keep your image in proportion, yet make the image square to keep all your images uniform on your website. Keep in mind that you don’t necessarily have to keep the images square in all cases, but if you keep them relatively close in proportion and size, they will generally line up better in most themes.

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Facebook’s Step to Business Success

Facebook has just released their latest Facebook Steps to Business Success.

If you want to use Facebook to promote and grow your business, it’s important that you understand this information – especially the difference between your Facebook Account and Facebook Fan Pages.

I know – things change so fast in the world of Social Media that it’s almost impossible to keep up on. (I’m as guilty as anyone – I am following the steps and setting up my Taking Aim Marketing Fan Page Right Now! Here’s the link to LIKE –

Important – Fan Pages are for business and have fans that LIKE them. Facebook accounts are for personal accounts and have FRIENDS. It’s important to understand that Facebook for business is different than Facebook for personal use and you need to understand the difference if you intend on using Facebook for your business.

Creating a Facebook Fan Page Video (this is a video I did a few months ago – some things are probably outdated (go figure!), but you’ll get the idea if you watch this video and read the Facebook Steps to Business Success.

To your success!

Adding a Slideshow of Images to Your Website

There are many different ways you can display images on your website.  One of the ways we like to display images is by using a Slideshow or Rotation of Images in the sidebar to draw attention to the images.

The Video below will show you how to display a slideshow of your images on your website as a widget using the Nextgen Gallery Plugin Widget.

Watch the video below to see how easy it is.

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How to Setup Your Facebook Fan Page

Facebook Fan Pages

Question: What is a Facebook Fan Page and Why do I need one?

Answer: A Facebook page specifically for your business, to separate your business from your personal facebook profile page. People will be able to find your business on Facebook and LIKE it, rather than sending you a friend request. Fan pages allow people to follow what your business is doing, without you having to approve them as a friend or see what they are posting on facebook. Your personal facebook profile page is used to share pictures of your family, friends, vacations etc., but your fan page is used to share information with your business contacts.

After you sign up for a Facebook Fan page, you will be able to post on your personal facebook page as yourself, and on your business Fan Page as your business – without the two overlapping. Business contacts will see what you post as your business and friends will be able to see your new puppy!

Plus: You are limited to 5000 Facebook friends. Fan pages are allowed unlimited Likes.

The video below will show you how to set up your Facebook Fan Page.

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After you set up your Facebook Fan Page, don’t forget to claim your Facebook Username and put a Facebook Like Box on your website! (Both videos are on the Video Tutorial Page to Show you how.)

This is Video #1 in this Facebook Series.

How to Add a Photo Gallery to a Web Page

The video below will show you how to create a photo gallery, add images to the gallery, then insert the gallery into any web page or blog post.

The request of the customer was to put some images on the home page of his website that showed some of the projects he has sandblasted for past clients. He also wanted a way for his website visitors to contact him without leaving the home page of his site.

The video above will show how I created a simple photo gallery using Nextgen Gallery Plugin, then inserted the gallery into the home page of his website. It also shows how I embedded a contact form into the home page of his site, below the video.

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Adding Online Shopping to Your Website using Paypal

How to add online shopping to your website using Paypal – Recorded Webinar.

The webinar below shows you how to:

  • Set up a Paypal Account for Business
  • Accepting all Major Credit Cards through Paypal
  • Creating buttons in Paypal
  • Adding Paypal Buttons to your Website
  • The fees you will pay to use Paypal
  • Using the WP Simple Paypal Plugin (The Easy Way to Sell a Few Items using Paypal)
  • Getting Visitors to see your Products for Sale

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Note: If the webinar pauses, or will not play smoothly, please PAUSE and let the video buffer first or try again at another time when the server is not as busy.

Thank you for your patience. (Playing long videos on the web can be a struggle)

Simple Paypal Shopping Cart

How to Set up and use the WP Simple Paypal Shopping Cart Plugin.

This is a very easy way to add Paypal Shopping functionality to your website.

This is a 3 part video series.

  • Part 1 shows the install.
  • Part 2 shows how to add a product.
  • Part 3 shows how to show the Shopping Cart in the Sidebar.

If you need additional help, or would like to learn more about the WP Simple Paypal Widget, the developer of the plugin has some nice tutorials and video on his site, don’t hesitate to Check it Out Here.

Play the videos below to see how easy it really is…..

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How to Add Paypal Online Shopping to Your Website

Accepting Credit Card Payments on Your Website using Paypal

Paypal LogoPaypal is the fastest and simplest way to add online shopping to your website.

It is very easy to set up an account and be able to take credit card payments online, without all the extra hassle of setting up a merchant account, opening up a new bank account, setting up a payment processor, paying for a secure shopping cart – etc. etc.

Paypal offers all these things in one. It is simple to use if you understand the process.

Here’s the process:

  • You sign up for a Paypal Business Account
  • You Create Paypal Products (entering a title, description, price etc.) – called Buttons.
  • Paypal gives you an HTML Code for each product (button) you create
  • You copy and paste this HTML Code into your website to display that Product Button.
  • Website Visitors shop on your site, and click on Add to Cart Buttons
  • Products are added to your Paypal Shopping Cart on Paypal’s Secure Servers
  • Customers are able to checkout on Paypal’s Servers using all major credit cards.
  • Money collected (less paypal fees) are deposited into your Paypal Account.
  • You can then transfer, request a check, get a Paypal Debit Card and more to access your money.

In the video below, I show you how I add actual products to a web page.