Posts by JHaugland 43
Have you ever sat down to watch the paint dry after painting a wall? Or walked around the lawn staring at the grass waiting for it to grow after mowing it.Not?But I am sure you have been in and out of Google Analytics several times per day to see if anything is happening or ran your site through Alexa just to find out that your site still is in the 18.000.000 range in the world, and then done it again the next day to see if it's improved.Don't get me wrong. Keeping track of the stats is importa
Lately, I have been evaluating some websites for others, and too often I have come across some major flaws in the website design of these sites.These flaws are all connected to how the site shows on other screen sizes than your own.Today most themes are responsive. That means that they should render and adapt your site perfectly on every screen. Sadly, that is far from the truth.Yesterday I came across a site that most likely looked good on the 1024 screen width on the computer that it was cons
The other day I had a cup of coffee with a guy I know who is the communication manager and head of inbound marketing for a larger Norwegian consultancy company. He has a past as a copywriter for a communication agency and is a master of absorbing information and turn it into informative and readable stories in no time.I went to see him mainly for some tips on how to research and produce articles more efficiently, but also because the company he works for have their own barista in their dining a
November 28, 2017
This is going to be a short blog post. Because the message may hurt and I don't want to rub it in.This is one of the biggest lessons I have learned in my transition from being "just an online guy" to becoming an online businessman.In all my years of being online and building websites, I have developed preferences on website design, text layout, colors, content and so on. I know what I like and what looks good in my eyes. Like me, there is a great risk that you have spent days and weeks building
November 23, 2017
Well, here I am, painted into a corner.I had it coming, you may say after reading about, my many projects where I bravely lectured in project management.The fact is, that immediately after writing that post, I saw it coming. And even so, I went for the brush and the bucket of paint and started painting.It all started when I got a brilliant idea for a blog and bought an amazing domain-name to go with it. The idea was to let it all simmer in the back of my head while I finished some other things
I recently made a blog post about my ongoing projects and as many of you pointed out, I have a lot of things going on. But it was even worse earlier, and at the start of 2017, it was time for a new-year cleaning.At that time, my eyes was on two e-commerce websites that had been living their own life in the background for years. I built these sites were long before I even knew WA existed.Should I let my websites go?They brought in a tiny bit of money every month and had some traffic, but the con
I guess by now you are saying; how will WHAT affect my email lists?Well, the EU is putting a new regulation into action in May of 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation will regulate how personal information belonging to EU citizens should be handled by those who collect it.The Internet is global. Even if your website is based in the US and targets the US market, you have no control on whether an EU based visitor drops by your site and signs up for a free report or whatever you offer to m
November 14, 2017
Well, here I am in that part of the year where I am able to do this online stuff full time. No distractions. And it will probably stay like this until late January next year.So I have all the time in the world, I naively think. My existing sites only need some looking after now an then, and I can concentrate on some long overdue new projects.Project 1My first project is an idea I came up with early this summer when I was in the Philippines. I was visiting the beautiful city of Dumaguete and th
November 11, 2017
I have always preferred reading. Even on the screen. To me having to watch a video confuses my ability to concentrate on the message. I'm a nose in the book taking notes kinda guy.But that's me. And things change.These days I'm setting up a new blog. And I decided that I need to have a video. It draws attraction, it converts and it's loved by Google so nothing else to do but to make one, or even two or more. YouTube is now the second largest search engine after Google, so we don't want to miss
I had a discussion the other day with a friend. He is not an entrepreneurial type, but that's ok. He holds a normal job that works well for him, but it's a job that would make me go crazy because there are no challenges, just routine.We talked about the things I do online, and then he asked me; how much do you expect to earn?That's when it hit me. About the huge difference in mindset between people. It's just an innocent word but it may make the whole difference in how you approach your online