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Hello everyone! My name is Jenny Sponton. I cant begin to tell you how excited I am to have you here with me! This podcast was created to help motivate other moms and let them know that it is possible to run a successful business from your house while you are raising those babies. I run 2 successful businesses while raising my four boys on the #spontonfarmhouse.

December 18, 2019

Strategies that help you be more productive.

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https://jjspontondesigns.com/whats-wrong-with-busy-work/

Suggestions that were made in the podcast to help you be more productive. 

Additional Specials you can use if you purchase one of those books. 

It is safe to assume that links within this description are affiliate links. But clicking my affiliate links you are supporting me as a small business. This helps me to stay on air to keep providing you with valuable content. I just want to give a huge thank you to all who have supported me thus far. :-) 

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December 6, 2019

Are Your Overlooking This Important SEO Task?

In todays episode we are talking about SEO site performance.
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When people hear the words SEO, they are probably thinking, okay, let's add some metadata and keywords to my site.  But no, that's not all you do when you are adding improving the SEO of your site.

What is SEO

SEO is an acronym that stands for Search Engine Optimization. SEO deals with ALL things that optimize the user's search results when they are searching the web. Sure, a few keywords help Google to know the niche of your website. However, what if people are landing on your site which has a slow loading speed, and the website is not user-friendly? Well, they are going to click that little back button and keep going down the search results until they land on the site that's quickly and is most relevant to them. Google calls this your bounce rate. It is just as important as adding all of those keywords to your website. 

Here are a few statistics:

Both of these are from google directly as well, which proves just how vital your site speed and performance are. 

So how can you ensure that your site is fast?
Here are a few things that you can do. 

Check your hosting:

First, make sure you check your hosting company. Research reviews on your hosting company and sees others' experiences with it. Also, if you have some extra cash to spend, I recommend updating your hosting package to a dedicated server instead of a shared server. The reason for this is, on a shared server, you are sharing the space with other websites. Those websites may not be optimized for speed. If there are many slow websites on your shared hosting plan, it's going to slow your site down, no matter what you do to optimize it. On a dedicated server, your website is the only one on it, so all the data is only being used by you. 

Optimize your images

Sure, you might think that the 3000px image is a good idea to upload to your site. I mean, who wants to take the chance of a blurry and pixelated image, right? Wrong. If you look at the average resolution sizes for desktop https://www.reinisfischer.com/browser-wars-screen-resolutions-2019, you see that that you don't need anything more substantial than 1920x1080. And that's if your images are going to the full size of the background. If they are not, you could resize your images to be no larger than 1400 px width. 

Image format also matters. If you can use jpg images, those are smaller and help with keeping your site speed fast. The only time you would need to use an image in the png format is if you want a transparent image. Otherwise, keep your images as jpg. 

Less is more.

If you are building your website with WordPress, I'm sure you know how easy it is to install numerous plugins, trying to accomplish what you want to do, only to realize you don't need that plugin after all. When you do this, you are adding more data to your website than what is required. Not to mention, this can turn into a security issue. Its best practice to only install plugins you know you will use. And if you have any deactivated plugins, delete them — no need to keep unused pl

November 26, 2019

How To Build A Cheap Website With Wordpress.

I know when you're first starting your business, there's a lot of expenses that come up. And so I wanted to go over how you could create your website so that you're able to introduce yourself to the world, but then you're not having to spend a lot of money doing it. We want to make sure that you are setting yourself up to expand and grow in the future without wasting the money you have spent. We want to have everything set up and in place, for us to grow and expand. 

Here are the six topics we will cover:

  • Domain
  • Hosting
  • Installing Wordpress
  • Theme (Oceanwp)
  • Page Builder (Elementor)
  • Plugins to Expand Functionality
    • Membership plugins (WPMembers & Restrict Content Pro)
    • Ecommerce plugins (Woocommerce)
    • Photography Website

Websites that were mentioned in this podcast.

It is safe to assume that links within this description are affiliate links. But clicking my affiliate links you are supporting me as a small business. This helps me to stay on air to keep providing you with valuable content. I just want to give a huge thank you to all who have supported me thus far. :-)  

August 19, 2019

Overcoming Obstacles

We all have obstacles to overcome. These can come in the form of a challenging task, a teething toddler or a business deal. I will share my recent journey with overcoming obstacles.

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August 17, 2019

Time Management Tips

What is more valuable than your time? I have a few tips to help you manage this valuable resource. Check out these time management tips!

August 12, 2019

#1 Way to Be Successful

Join me as we discover the #1 way to be successful both in parenting, in business and in life. 

August 5, 2019

Surgery Day

Check out this interview I have with my husband, Mr. Amazing! I am sure you relate to the trials of being a wife and a boss!

August 2, 2019

Affirmations: I can only do so much with my time.

This affirmation can be found on our blog! 
https://jennysponton.com/i-can-only-do-so-much-with-my-time/

Affirmations are great to help you change your mindset to be more positive. Take the ones that can be applied best to you and write them in places where you can see them everyday. You can also record your voice saying them and listen to them everyday.

Are you looking for a community of entrepreneurs, like yourself, who love to encourage one another and help each other succeed? If that sounds like you, then come join our free facebook group. We look forward to seeing you there!

July 31, 2019

Trials of Toddler Hood.

As many of you moms know, some days are better than others. Today was one of THOSE days. Join me as I recount the trials of toddler hood. 

July 26, 2019

7 Ways to End Procrastination

It doesn’t matter whether you want to quit smoking or create a VIP Mastermind course, procrastination has always been the natural enemy to those who want to get things done. And the more you resolve you’re not going to give in to it this time, the quicker you find yourself sucked back into your own favorite form of avoiding something you need to complete. 

In today’s monthly workshop podcast we’re going to grab the procrastination phenomenon by its curly little horns and explore seven ways to end it, once and for all. So, stick around and find out the one way that works for you!

This podcast goes with a video that was played in our Destress Your Business Facebook Group. If you havent done so already, please join us over there. We feature a brand new topic every month to help you become more successful if your business.

Want more tips and hacks that can help you run your business and home life at the same time. Visit us at https://jennysponton.com  We have tons of freebies and blog posts that can help you no matter where you are in life.