Animated Collapsible Div Script

I want to take a minute to applaud those kind people out there who take the time to develop useful scripts and offer them for free to the world. It means a lot to me when I’m busy and with some searching in Google, can find the perfect script for my needs and at a cost anyone can afford: FREE!

Here is one example, an animated collapsible div script. I needed to make a text link, that when clicked would slide open a div with my quote request form. And I wanted that nice slide effect. This script was exactly what I wanted and more. Check it out.

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Free Online File Conversion Service

Have you ever received a document in a format you can’t read? For example, a .docx Word document, and you still run Word 2003 or a WordPerfect file and you’re using Word.

Today I found Zamzar, a slick online file conversion that converts a variety of documents, images, music, and video files into other formats. The free version works great for one-off conversions, at least it got me out of a pinch.  :)

Upgrade to a paid plan to convert more files and get storage in their system. Otherwise, it takes no signing up or logging in. Just wide open and ready to roll.

Lavern

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How to Add Nested Comments to WordPress

Was following up with questions on my blog and it really bugged me that my replies to comments didn’t appear as replies to user comments. They just appeared as a totally new comment down the line.

I enabled nested comments under Settings > Discussion, but it didn’t change anything. I noticed there was nothing in the code to differentiate between first and second level comments.

Finally, with a little more research I was able to find a helpful article on this, which mentioned using the WordPress Thread Comment plugin. I installed the plugin, and it works exactly the way I want it, even on existing comments.

In your WordPress admin area, go to Plugins > Add New and search for WordPress Thread Comment. Install and activate the plugin and make sure that nested comments are enabled under Discussion, and you’re ready to go!

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How to Overcome Overwhelm in Your Business

Do you continually struggle with feelings of overwhelm in your business? In a time when there are product launches popping up all the time, amazing videos that move the free line like never before, and all kinds of articles and blogs to read, internet entrepreneurs need focus and direction to stay on track and not be overwhelmed.

I really appreciate the tips that Sterling and Jay from Internet Business Mastery share in their video, “Overcoming the Overwhelm”:

  1. Establish the top three goals in your business right now. Cut out training, blog posts, videos, tasks, and everything that doesn’t relate to those three goals right now. This will save you a lot of time and help you reach your goals faster.
  2. Base your business on good content. No matter what happens to the search engines or social media, this is one thing that will always work. Take focused time to create and publish good quality content.
  3. Consistently take focused action. Even 30 minutes a day can help you take your business to where you want it. List three things that are most important for you to accomplish today and at the end of the day make sure you accomplished those things.
  4. Build a support system. It’s important to get outside input and someone to talk to about things. Find a partner, mastermind group, and/or a mentor.
  5. Celebrate your progress! It’s easy to focus so much on the long-term goal, that we miss the small progress. Identify small milestones such as making your first dollar, launching your website, getting your first email subscriber. Stop regularly, even at the end of each day, and ask yourself what you’ve done that you feel really good about.

Hope these five tips are helpful to you. There is so much more to life and your business than to always be in the pit of overload and overwhelm.

Lavern

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Your First Dollar Online

Are you just getting started with your first website or marketing your product or service online? Maybe you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know if it will ever work out. Or perhaps you’re suffering from information overload.

I’d like to encourage you. The hardest dollar you will make online is your first dollar. Once you’ve made one dollar, you can go out and make another dollar. Build on top of the foundation you’ve laid.

So basically the formula is pretty simple: Keep doing what works. Be consistent. Be persistent. Duplicate and build on existing success until you’ve reached the goals you set out to attain.

The sky is the limit.

Lavern

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