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Here is a tip if you take payments with credit cards

Are you getting sick of paying your bank fees to have an EFTPOS machine?

We got rid of our banks EFTPOS machine and saving as we don’t pay monthly rental fee with Square Up.Square Up logo

Square Up lets you accept tap-and-go cards and devices and take chip cards, whether you’re on the move or at your counter.

They have clear pricing. Fast deposits. No surprise fees. Know exactly what you pay and get paid fast with Square. Tapped, inserted or swiped payments 1.9%. No other Fees

Accept every major credit card for the same rate, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Accept card payments on your computer or your mobile with out any other cost or equipment. Or set up the Square swipe or touch card reader for a small once off cost. Set up a receipt printer & cash draw and have your front counter fully functional.

Square Up cater for all types of businesses, without hefty fees.

Find out more here

 

 

Email Marketing Tips

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Smart Tips for Business Email Accounts

1/ Keep Control of Your Emails, Look Professional & be more SaleableEmail Marketing Tips

Its so basic! simply use your domain email address

Look Professional by Using Your Domain Email
When a business uses their domain emails like sales@yourdomain.com.au they appear more professional & at the same time hint their website site address. If you use a Bigpond, iinet, Optus, Gmail, Hotmail or similar (non your domain email) It is time to change and be more Professional and be in control of your emails & make your business more saleable.

By using your Domain Email eg sales@yourdomain.com.au ;
a/ You have control of your email accounts rather than using your ISP Internet Service Providers emails like Bigpond, Optus, iinet etc. So if you change ISP you won’t loose your business emails. So use your domain email, something like sales@yourdomain.com.au rather than mybiz@yourISP.com

b/ Your business will be more saleable, if you use your domain emails like sales@yourdomain.com.au, as you have full control.
The new owners of your business don’t have use your ISP service and won’t have all the dramas of transferring services. It also gives them the freedom to change the ISP for the business.

c/ All business email address that you have been using is what is in peoples address books, contact lists & online listings. Isn’t it better to be in control of your businesses emails, rather than be at the mercy of an ISP or third party you have no control over. Simply use your business domain emails.

2/ Set Up Emails as POP or IMAP to best suit your Business

Read about the Pros & Cons of POP & IMAP emails – https://findnetsolutions.com/smart-business/smart-email-management-for-business/

Basically when your emails are set up as

  • IMAP emails – the emails (folders, reply emails etc) sit on the server & you are looking at a reflection of the server from your email client.
  • POP emails – the emails (folders, reply emails etc) sit on Your Computer (device) you actually are downloading emails from the mail server. You can set up POP emails to keep emails on server for ‘so many days’ so you can collect POP emails on multiple computers (email programs)

If you have a question please contact us

 

 

 

Bitcoin Welcomed by Find Net Solutions

Find Net Solutions welcomes payments by Bitcoin

Karanda Holdings Pty Ltd, web solutions business, Find Net Solutions realises that new digital currencies like Bitcoins are the future.Bitcoin accepted here

Bitcoin is the worlds leading crypto currency (digital currency) and as it is easy & convenient, why not accept it as a method of payment.

If Richard Branson accepts Bitcoin for payment for one of his Virgin Galactic space trips (watch the short video below). So why not a Find Net Solutions a web solutions business on the Gold Coast Australia!

Want to know more about the dynamic future projected for Bitcoin, watch this other video below
’10 Reasons Why coinjar logoBitcoin will Destroy All Time Highs in 2017.

Want to set up a Free Bitcoin Wallet – try CoinJar

There are many opportunities to profit from Bitcoin and other Crypto Currencies if you would like more information – contact us

 

 

If you want to understand more about Bitcoin, Crypto Currencies & opportunities around digital currencies – contact us for more information

 

 

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HTTPS for Google Ranking

This is the latest news from Google on security and safety on the Internet

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Security is a top priority for Google. We invest a lot in making sure that our services use industry-leading security, like strong HTTPS encryption by default. That means that people using Search, Gmail and Drive, for example, automatically have a secure connection to Google.

Beyond our own stuff, we’re also working to make the Internet safer more broadly. A big part of that is making sure that websites people access from Google are secure. For instance, we have created resources to help webmasters prevent and fix security breaches on their sites.

Read full article at Google Blog

The Main Reasons to Listen to Google

  1. They are the most used search engine with 85 to 90% market share.
  2. If your website has a contact form then it is considered by Google to now need a SSL certificate to be a HTTPS website & rank better than your competitors that don’t.
  3. Yes all Shopping Cart websites definitely need to be HTTPS (have a SSL certificate installed)

We recommend that we all heed Google and add SSL Certificate to our websites, to make your site HTTPS. That is to have HTTPS://domain.com.au rather than the standard HTTP://domain.com.au

Contact us to make your website HTTPS secure with SSL Certificate

 

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Domains Protecting Your Brand

This is part D of the A to Z of Business & Website Tips

Domain Name Registration Protecting your Brand

When starting a new website, one of the first and most important decisions you have to make is choosing a domain name. That choice will impact the website’s success in nearly every area, included search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing (SMM).padlock domain image

SEOs and search marketers purchased domains that contained their targeted keywords in order to increase CTRs (Click Through Rates) and to help gain higher rankings on Google and other search engines.

  • The presence of the keyword phrase in the domain was itself a ranking factor.
  • The presence of the keyword phrase in the domain encouraged other webmasters to include
  • The keyword phrase in the anchor text when linking to the site.

However with recent Google algorithm updates the domain name don’t carry as weight as they used to. However you need to protect your business & brand name.

Choosing a Brandable or Catchy Domain

The first step to building a brand is choosing a brandable domain

Your domain name is how users will find, remember, share and identify your company online.

Your brand is important, and your domain name is the foundation upon which your online brand will be built. In both social media and search engines, the domain name is the primary way by which users can identify where the link will lead.

Things to consider when choosing domains

  1. Secure as many relevant domains as possible – the domains extensions for relevant countries, like .com for international traders, possible future common business names and expanding brands, like franchises. Plus you need to register relevant domain names in every country domain your trade in eg Australia .com.au, NZ .co.nz & the UK register .co.uk
  2. The domain needs to be memorable – users must be able to easily remember your domain name/brand.
  3. Be relevant – words have implicit meanings and connotations
  4. Easy to spell – Your domain name must be easy to spell. Avoid commonly misspelled words, intentional misspellings and hyphens
  5. Sound authoritative – Your domain name should sound like a trustworthy authority
  6. Shorter is better – Keep your domain name short; 1 or 2 words is best. The top 100,000 websites, on average, have nine characters in their domain names
  7. Be unique – One of your marketing goals should be to build a distinct brand that stands out from your competitors.

Emails from Your Domain – look more professional

How professional does your band look if you use a Yahoo, Hotmail or Gmail email address as your main email address.

Be professional use your domain as your email eg sales@yourdomain.com.au for the sales department and your personal business email address yourname@yourdomain.com.au

Search Engine Submissions

This is a FREE service offered by Find Net Solutions when we manage your domain.

Good business practice is to submit your domain to search engines regularly.

Many domain registrars and or domain managers charge you extra to do this.

When Find Net Solutions, manage your domain names we do Domain Search Submissions at no extra cost

Register other domain names – protect your name – ask us more

 

 

 

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7 Steps to Small Business Marketing Success

Download the eBook – 7 Steps to Small Business Marketing Success

This is an eBook by John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing

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Step 1: Strategy Before Tactics

Step 2: The Marketing Hourglass TM

Step 3: Publish Educational Content

Step 4: Create a Total Web Presence

Step 5: Operate a Lead Generation Trio

Step 6: Make Selling a System

Step 7: Living By the Calendar

Download the FREE eBook – Click Here

 

 

Google Tools for Home & Office

Here are Google’s Handy Tools for your Home & Office

Gmail  –  Fast, searchable email with less spamgmail logo

Get branded email
Personalize your email by getting email addresses at your domain. Create addresses for your team like joe@yourcompany.com

Work from anywhere
Sync and access your email from your mobile phone or tablet. Gmail works across Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and more.

Get 24/7 Support
With G Suite, you get 24/7 phone and email support.

More than just email
Host a video meeting with up to 15 people straight from you inbox.

Google Drive  –  Create, share and keep all your stuff in one placeGoogle Drive Logo

A safe place for all your files

Store any file
Drive starts you with 15 GB of free Google online storage, so you can keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos – anything.

See your stuff anywhere
Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. So wherever you go, your files follow.

Share files and folders
You can quickly invite others to view, download, and collaborate on all the files you want–no email attachment needed.

Google Docs  –  Open, edit, and create documentsgoogle docs logo

More than letters and words
Google Docs brings your documents to life with smart editing and styling tools to help you easily format text and paragraphs. Choose from hundreds of fonts, add links, images, and drawings. All for free.

Get a head start with templates
Choose from a wide variety of resumes, reports, and other pre-made documents — all designed to make your work that much better, and you life that much easier.

Get to your documents anywhere, anytime
Access, create, and edit your documents wherever you go — from your phone, tablet, or computer — even when there’s no connection.

With Google Docs, you can write, edit, and collaborate wherever you are. For free.

Google Sheets –  Open, edit, and create spreadsheetsgoogle sheets logo

Create useful, powerful spreadsheets

Make it count
Google Sheets makes your data pop with colorful charts and graphs. Built-in formulas, pivot tables and conditional formatting options save time and simplify common spreadsheet tasks. All for free.

Get a head start with templates
Choose from a wide variety of budgets, schedules, and other pre-made spreadsheets — all designed to make your work that much better, and your life that much easier.

Get to your spreadsheets anywhere, anytime
Access, create, and edit your spreadsheets wherever you go — from your phone, tablet, or computer — even when there’s no connection

With Google Sheets, you can create, edit, and collaborate wherever you are. For free.

Google Slides   –  Open, edit, and create presentations

google slides logoWith Google Slides, you can create, edit, collaborate, and present wherever you are. For free.

Tell stories that matter
Google Slides makes your ideas shine with a variety of presentation themes, hundreds of fonts, embedded video, animations, and more. All for free.

Get a head start with templates
Choose from a wide variety of pitches, portfolios and other pre-made presentations — all designed to make your work that much better, and your life that much easier.

Get to your presentations anywhere, anytime
Access, create, and edit your presentations wherever you go — from your phone, tablet, or computer — even when there’s no connection.

Google Forms  –  Build free surveysgoogle forms logo

Collect and organize information big & small with Google Forms. For free.

Get answers fast
Plan your next camping trip, manage event registrations, whip up a quick poll, collect email addresses for a newsletter, create a pop quiz, and much more.

Survey with style
Use your own photo or logo, and Forms will pick just the right colors to complete your own unique form, or choose from a set of curated themes to set the tone.

Q & A, your way
Choose from a bunch of question options, from multiple choice to drop downs to a linear scale. Add images and YouTube videos, or get fancy with page branching and question skip logic.

Create or respond on the go
Forms is responsive, so that means it’s easy (and beautiful) to make, edit, and respond to forms on screens big and small.

Organized & analyzed
Responses to your surveys are neatly and automatically collected in Forms, with real time response info and charts. Or, take your data further by viewing it all in Sheets.

Google Drawings   –  Create diagrams and flow chartsgoogle drawings logo

Create & edit drawings
You can create and edit drawings with Google Drawings.

Insert shapes, lines or text with the editing tools.

When you’re finished, you can add your drawing to another file.

You can use the editing tools to add lines, shapes, text boxes and images.
Move a shape: Drag it on the canvas.
Resize a shape: Drag the blue boxes at the corners.
Rotate a line: Drag the blue dots at the corners. Lines can be rotated this way.
Rotate a shape: Drag the blue dot that’s outside of the shape. Hold Shift to rotate 15° at a time.
Change fill color, line color, line thickness, or border/line style: Use the buttons above the canvas.
Put text inside a shape: Double-click an enclosed shape and start typing.

With Google Drawing you can do this & more.

Google Calendar  – Organize your schedule and share events with friendsgoogle calendar logo

Change or turn off Calendar notifications
To help make sure you don’t forget an event, you can get notifications on your phone, computer, or by email. You can change your notification settings for a single event, or all your events.

Change your notification settings
The changes you make on your computer also affect your mobile notifications. For example, if you choose a pop-up notification for 60 minutes before on your computer, you’ll also get a notification on your phone 60 minutes before your event.

Syn your Calendar across all your devices
Your changes sync with your computer notifications. For example, if you chose “60 minutes before” on your phone, you’ll get a pop-up notification on your computer 60 minutes before your event.

Google Translate  – Instantly translate text, web pages, and files between over 50 languagesgoogle translate logo

Easy to Translate text
Type text or a website address or browse for the document you want to translate.

Choose the Language from 50+ dialects

Click Translate & then save to file or copy & paste.

Make your website instantly available in 100+ languages – use the Google Translate Plug in

Google Cloud Print  –  Print anywhere, from any devicegoogle cloud print logo

Print anywhere, from any device.
Google Cloud Print is a new technology that connects your printers to the web. Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day. Google Cloud Print works on your phone, tablet, Chromebook, PC, and any other web-connected device you want to print from.

Google Cloud Print works with all printers
But for the best printing experience we recommend that you use a Cloud Ready printer. You can connect a printer to your Google Cloud Print account in seconds, and immediately start printing to it.

Print Anything
Any type of application, on any web-connected device, can use Google Cloud Print. For a list of apps that will allow you to print to Google Cloud Print at home, at work, or on the go, see here. We’ll be integrating with more applications in the future, so stay tuned.

Share Your Printers
Imagine sharing your printer with anyone you choose, as easily as you might share a Google Docs document. With Google Cloud Print, you can securely share printers with a single click, directly from your Google account. Managing printers and print jobs is equally easy.

Need Help Google Cloud Printing
Still unsure about whether Google Cloud Print is right for you? Check out our FAQ. Or, if you’re using a Chromebook, take a look at our Chromebook printing article.

Google Keep –  Save what’s on your mindgoogle keep note taking

Save your thoughts, wherever you are

Capture what’s on your mind
Add notes, lists, photos, and audio to Keep.

When and where you need it
Need to remember to pick up some groceries? Set a location-based reminder to pull up your grocery list right when you get to the store. Need to finish a to-do? Set a time-based reminder to make sure you never miss a thing.

Share your thoughts with family and friends
Next time you go to the store, share your shopping list on Keep and watch as items get checked off in real time. No need for text messages back and forth. Get things done together, faster.

Find what you need, fast
Quickly filter and search for notes by color and other attributes like lists with images, audio notes with reminders or just see shared notes. Find what you’re looking for even faster, and let Keep do the remembering for you.

Always within reach
Keep works on your phone, tablet and computer. Everything you add to Keep syncs across your devices so your important stuff is always with you.

Syncing across your devices requires internet connection.

Keep every thought

Google Hangouts  –  Conversations that come to life. Anytime, anywhere, for freegoogle hangouts logo

Messaging, Voice and Video Calls

Message a friend or start a group conversation
Have a one-on-one conversation or include all your friends with group chats for up to 100 people. Say more with photos, maps, emoji, stickers, and GIFs.

Connect anytime with voice and video calls
Turn any conversation into a free video call with just one tap. Talk one-on-one or invite friends for a group call with up to 10 people.

Stay in sync across your devices
Sync your chats from device to device and keep the conversation going wherever you are. Keep in touch with friends across Android, iOS, and the web.

 

 

 

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Web Photo Resizer

Web Photo Resizer is so simple & easy

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Easy to use Control Panel

Web Photo Resizer makes editing photos faster you can;

  • reduce image size
  • crop photos
  • sharpen
  • resize – change width and height
  • rotate
  • adjust contrast, brightness, saturation
  • convert photo to black and white
  • add a border
  • no registration required
  • & it’s free!

Website address is http://webresizer.com

Web Photo Resizer How to Guide

Reducing image size is important so a manageable file sized image can be uploaded & used on your website. As the larger the image file file size is it loads slower & used extra storage space for no useful purpose.

Web Resizer resize file size

Cropping images is very handy when you only want a section of the original image.

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Adjust image contrast, brightness, saturation & convert photos to black and white

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Adding a border to images

Web Resizer framing an image

Rounding corners of images can greatly enhance the image on your web page.

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Do these and more image editing fast and easily online at Web Resizer

 

10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About

In our era of advanced technology and high-speed Internet connections, you can find information on virtually anything.

In the space of just a few minutes, we can find recipes for the tastiest pie or learn all about the theory of wave-particle duality.

But more often than not, we have to sift through a vast body of knowledge to get the information we need, and this can take hours rather than minutes.

This is why Bright Side has put together a list of the most effective methods for searching Google to help you find the precious material you’re looking for in just a couple of clicks.

1. Either this or that

Sometimes we’re not sure that we’ve correctly remembered the information or the name we need to start our search.Search Secrets

But this doesn’t have to be a problem! Simply put in a few potential variations of what you’re looking for, and separate them by typing the “|“ symbol.

Instead of this symbol you can also use ”or.” Then it’s easy enough to choose the result that makes the most sense.

2. Searching using synonyms

Our language is rich in synonyms.

Sometimes this can be very convenient when doing research online. If you need to find websites on a given subject rather than those that include a specific phrase, add the “~” symbol to your search.

For example, if you search for the term “healthy ~food” you’ll get results about the principles of healthy eating, cooking recipes, as well as healthy dining options.

3. Searching within websites

Sometimes you read an interesting article on a website and find yourself subsequently wanting to share it with your friends or simply reread it.

The easiest way to find the desired piece of information again is to search within the website.

To do this, type the address of the site, then a key word or entire phrase from the article, and it should come up immediately.

Continue Reading…

Source: 10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About

 

 

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vCard – Digital Business Cards

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It’s a Mobile Business Card & Contact Manager Phone APP!vCard

  • A Marketing Power Tool For Your Business!
  • Instantly Share Business Cards
  • Never Lose a Contact
  • Tell Your Personal Story

Features that help you stand out.

  • Your Website on your phone you can text or email
  • Link your contacts to your personal or business website.
  • Social Media – Aggregate all your Social Media accounts in one place.
  • Biography – Tell your contacts all about you and your accomplishments.
  • Portfolios – Show your contacts samples of your work.
  • Videos – Show your videos without leaving your vCard.
  • Always Up-To-Date – vCard is always updated anytime you make a change.

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