Working From Home & Avoiding Getting Fat

One of the most interesting challenges I’ve have when working from home was not actually “getting work done”. Instead it was more about how do I resist the urge to go to the fridge every hour when it is sitting just metres away from my computer.

This may not sound like a big deal but fitness affects performance, and when you are not eating healthy (or too much) you can start to feel a bit sluggish. Working a full eight hour day takes discipline as a self-employed individual, so one of my keys to success is my afternoon workout from home.

I’m someone who has a very productive morning then my energy kind of tails off in the second half. Luckily I have a treadmill at home along with some very simple gym equipment that helps me out. I’ve been able to merge both cardio and weight training in one somewhat intense 30 minute workout.

I do a brisk walk to mild jog on my treadmill while using my Jogflex muscle toner at the same time. The running gets my cardio in the Jogflex does an upper body workout while I am running at the same time. This actually stops you from zoning out on the treadmill since your body and arms stay active.

Once the 30 minutes is up and I’ve broken a good sweat I am usually recharged for the second half of the day. This is a big boost in making sure I get the most out of my full work day and so far is keeping me out of the refrigerator as well.

If you have any work from home tips feel free to leave your comments below!



Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2014

Social Media Examiner is still one of my favorite websites when it comes to social media news, tutorials, articles and more. I even attended one of their online bootcamps which lasted about with a lot of great information from many top notch professionals in the industry.

Here is a look at their votes for the top 10 social media websites of 2014. If your looking to learn more about social media these websites are a great place to start. Enjoy…

Top 10 Social Media Blogs: The 2014 Winners!

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top 10 social media websites 2014 – social media examiner

The Calgary Web Design Network’s New SEO Company Has Finally Arrived!

The Calgary Web Design Network since 2007 has always been looking for exciting ways to expand to help our clients. Although we have done SEO with great success in the past we now are proud to debut our new standalone company My Rank SEO!

My Rank is a calgary seo & internet marketing firm all about getting you to the top of search engines and driving quality leads and traffic to your website. We don’t only specialize in SEO but other forms of internet marketing as well such as social media marketing, PPC (Pay-per-Click Advertising), video marketing and more.

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Check out our new website at My Rank SEO to learn more about us and what we can do for you!


How To Get Rid of WordPress Spam In 30 Seconds Or Less!

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get rid of spam of your wordpress blog quick and easily

If you’ve ever owned a WordPress blog you’ve probably encountered web spam at several points in your life. For everything positive WordPress offers in terms of easy updating and endless plugins the experience can take a nosedive when it comes to spam comments.

Left unattended some Wodpress blogs can build up thousands of spam comments within couple of weeks. Even with the latest Penguin and Hummingbird updates from Google (designed to punish spammers in Google rankings) spam on WordPress is still more alive than ever.

Fortunately WordPress offers a variety of plugins to combat the problem, some with more positive reviews than others. After testing many of these plugins however I personally found that these plugins were either ineffective or overly difficult to install. After multiple tries I finally found the plugin that helped me get rid of WordPress Spam permanently…in 30 seconds or less! Continue reading

Avoiding Website Regret – 12 Steps to Choosing The Right Web Design Company For Your Business

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Avoiding Website Regret – 12 steps to Choosing The Right Web Design Company For Your Business

For many business owners their first experience with a web design firm can be a nightmare for a variety of reasons. It can be very tempting to seek out the quickest or cheapest option when hiring a web company because of the time and effort that’s often involved. After all most web companies are more or less the same anyway and things will probably be fine right?

Well after over 10 years in the web design industry I can tell you with all honestly almost half on my clients have come to me after a bad experience elsewhere. Whether this means their former web developer was hard to get a hold of or failed to deliver on their promises (or prices) it’s a scenario that happens pretty frequently in this line of work.

For that reason choosing a web company should never be taken lightly and requires the proper research and planning to find the right fit. With that being said here are 12 tips that will help you avoid “website regret” and being stuck with a developer who does not meet your expectations…thousands of dollars later. Continue reading

How to Add a Favicon to Your Website

Each and every website should have its own favicon which is a special icon that displays in the browser tab whenever your website is open. Favicons give your website a better sense of professionalism and helps improve your brand identity. A favicon also makes sure when a user has your website up along with several others they can find yours easily with multiple windows open.

Here is a quick and easy way to add a favicon to your website using a simple free online program. The video below shows you step by step how to add a favicon to your website within minutes…

10 Ways to Get More Business Through Linkedin

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Filling Out Your Profile In Full Is Always Step One Of Any Successful LinkedIn Strategy

LinkedIn is today’s top business networking website and where business professionals of all kinds migrate in hopes of making new connections and creating new business opportunities. It’s estimated there are now over 200,000 million Linked is users and it joins Facebook and Twitter as one of the world’s top social networking websites.

Although everyone and their dog has a LinkedIn profile nowadays for many people knowing how to use it to effectively is no easy task. For most business owners their experience with LinkedIn starts and ends with how many connections they make thinking bigger numbers will eventually convert into more leads or sales. Continue reading

20 Common Website Terms And Definitions You Should Know But Were Afraid To Ask


Internet tips & tricks – 20 Internet Terms & Definitions You Should Know

Once upon a time not that long ago internet marketing didn’t exist and advertising your business seemed a lot simpler. People advertised through more traditional methods such as newspaper ads, flyers, door to door salesmen and yes the Yellow Pages… remember those? Back then you didn’t have to worry about things such as search engine results or social media campaigns.

Now we live in a different age where the internet rules all and is the first place customers will look when trying to find your product or service. The transition into the digital age for many is an ongoing learning process so having a little help along the way never hurts.

On that note here are 20 common website terms and definitions you may have heard thrown around but weren’t always sure what they meant. Continue reading