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Do I Need a Website for My YouTube Channel?
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Do I Need a Website for My YouTube Channel?

Do I Need a Website for My YouTube Channel? Yes, You Need a Website to Grow Your YouTuber Brand YouTube is the most lucrative platform for content creators according to an article by Business Insider.  Over 180 million hours of YouTube content is viewed on connected television devices daily. Entrepreneurs, celebrities, and brands interested in reaching cord cutters and young audiences produce content for the platform. Creatives, budding entertainers, and aspiring influencers launch YouTube channels to connect with audiences. Whether you’re a B2B service provider, self-employed, creative, or entertainer, you want to build your channel and brand with a website….

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Do Freelancers on LinkedIn Still Need a Website?
Web Hosting

Do Freelancers on LinkedIn Still Need a Website?

Yes. Freelancers using LinkedIn and other online networking services need a website. Why do Freelancers on LinkedIn Need a Website? You look more professional. Having your own website helps you establish your E-A-T – expertise, authority, and trustworthiness – rating with Google and other search engines. Your website should be the first search engine result when someone looks up your name. Owning your domain gives you more control of your online reputation. Your website can also provide a secure space to receive payment and create a distraction-free experience for your current and future clients. Having Your Own Website as a…

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Ultimate Guide to ShopSite
Web Hosting

Ultimate Guide to ShopSite

The Ultimate Guide to ShopSite Introduction You’ve established trust with your audience, researched their pain point, listened to the feedback, and it’s time for you to transition from influencer to entrepreneur. Whether you’re finally adding a “home on the web” to your social media empire or adding products to your niche blog, you’ll find everything you to need to launch or scale your online store with Shopsite. Thousands of sellers have trusted ShopSite since 1996. For more than twenty years they’ve supported local merchants nervous about expanding from brick-and-mortar store to hybrid seller. For more than fifteen of those years,…

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pair Networks powered by Introvert Magic
Behind the Screen, pair Culture

pair Networks powered by Introvert Magic

pair Networks powered by Introvert Magic The year was 1995, an inquisitive introvert needed an internet hosting company. This introvert searched high and low for a service provider to meet his needs. When this web hosting service provider couldn’t be found, he decided to solve the problem by launching a hosting company. Using his introvert superpowers of research, thoroughness, preparation, and laser focus in 1996 pair Networks hung a virtual shingle out for other online pioneers searching for a home on the “Wild Wild Web.” Introvert Oasis Fast forward twenty-two years to the south side of Pittsburgh and you’ll find…

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How to Get SSL Free
Security

How to Get SSL Free

How to Get Free SSL As a website owner you want to achieve the best possible SERP ranking, but you’re not sure where to start. The Internet has been abuzz with the need for an encrypted browsing experience ever since Google announced changes to displaying websites without ‘https’ early 2017.  What is SSL? Do you need SSL even if you don’t sell anything on your website? How do you access free SSL? What is SSL? The simple explanation is that SSL stands for secure sockets layer. This secure socket layer creates a privacy tunnel. The tunnel or SSL is the…

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How Much Does WordPress Hosting Cost?
Web Hosting, WordPress

How Much Does WordPress Hosting Cost?

How Much Does WordPress Hosting Cost? The time has come for you to build your website. You’ve decided WordPress has everything you need to launch and scale in the future. All that is left on your to-do list is to learn the cost of hosting your WordPress website. Hosting Shared Hosting Shared hosting for your WordPress website is available for less with annual payment or $5.95 monthly. Shared hosting includes reliable uptime, rapid loading speed, and up to 500 custom email addresses using your .COM.  For $2.95 per month, pairSIM provides 1-Click installation, automatic software updates, and management. Top level…

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Why Experienced Hosting Matters
Web Hosting

Why Experienced Hosting Matters

WHY EXPERIENCED HOSTING MATTERS New hosting providers become available every day. Many offer “too good to be true” discounts or pricing for website hosting packages. While tempting from a financial standpoint, cost should only be one consideration when choosing a website host. A short-term discount can’t compete with the advantages of choosing an experienced website hosting provider. Your Host Impacts Your SEO and SERP Consistent quality content, good user experience, and steady traffic provide a reliable source of information for search engines to be able to rank your website. An experienced website host has dedicated years to procuring state of…

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ACC vs cPanel
Web Hosting

ACC vs cPanel

ACC vs cPanel Introduction When you partner with pair Networks for your website hosting needs you sign into the custom-built Account Control Center most commonly referred to as the ACC. The ACC is the dashboard for account management for all pair Networks account holders. Resellers and website hosting clients access all account information in one central location. Inside the ACC you’re able to access and monitor website hosting needs for all account types. Whether you’re a hobbyist sharing your passion for plants and animals or website developer reselling hosting to thousands of clients you’ll manage your website using the ACC….

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Write Your Online Business Plan: Build Your Website
How To, Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: Build Your Website

Write Your Online Business Plan  Build Your Website Designing a professional website for your online business can be done without learning a single line of HTML. Decide which content management system will work best for your audience. Choose the theme for your website, lay out the website summary map, and prepare content for each page. Building the website for your online business is the final step before hanging your “open for business” sign online.

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Write Your Online Business Plan: SWOT Analysis
How To, Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: SWOT Analysis

Write Your Online Business Plan S.W.O.T. Analysis   S.W.O.T. Analysis helps you launch your business with a full understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Armed with an understanding of the condition of your industry before analyzing the strengths of your business may uncover more services and products for you to offer. Acknowledging your weaknesses places you in a position to protect and improve your online business as it grows. Recognizing opportunities prepares you for a successful launch. Identifying internal and external threats equips you to respond before systemic inadequacies develop.  

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Write Your Online Business Plan: Solution Distinction
How To, Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: Solution Distinction

Write Your Online Business Plan How is Your Solution Distinctive Your website offers a solution to your website visitors’ problems they’re unable to find anywhere else online. Website visitors will find you based on how you describe your solution to their need. Describing your solution is the first step to distinguishing yourself. Visitors want to know how your solution is different- from the website name you choose- to the services you make available.

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Write Your Online Business Plan: Industry Analysis
How To, Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: Industry Analysis

Write Your Online Business Plan Industry Analysis Understanding your position in the industry you’re entering is important to set yourself up for success. Taking time to research each niche, nook, and cranny can be a way to discover more ways to meet your customers’ needs. A thorough analysis is an investment of your time to position yourself well in the industry.

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Write Your Online Business Plan: Brand Distinction
How To, Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: Brand Distinction

What Makes Your Online Business Different Many successful online businesses are able to succeed doing something another website already does because they are able to communicate what makes them unique. Being able to share how your brand stands alone in your industry is imperative to attracting, and keeping attention online. Your website visitors want to know why your solution will work for them.

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Write Your Online Business Plan: Mission and Vision Statement
Online Business, Web Hosting

Write Your Online Business Plan: Mission and Vision Statement

  Write Your Online Business Plan Mission and Vision Statement Starting an online business is an exciting experience. You’re able to enter the marketplace in many instances for as little as the cost of a domain name. With such easy entrance, there is a great temptation to hang your virtual shingle without a solid plan. Writing a business plan for your online business better prepares you for success. The first part of every business plan is writing a great mission statement, an engaging vision statement, and a memorable tagline.

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What Kinds of Websites Can Be Made With Weebly
pair Domains, Weebly Site Builder

What Kinds of Websites Can Be Made With Weebly?

What Kinds of Websites Can Be Made with Weebly? You can build your new website inside of pair Domains. Using Weebly, you’re able to build your new nonprofit donation center, local restaurant menu, membership site, eCommerce site, or blog. For most website types, you’re able to use the built-in Weebly features. There are two hundred and ninety-three apps available for you to use to build your website when you need special functionality for your new website.

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Melea Strimple, COO of pair Networks, Inc. for National Business Women's Week
pair Spotlight

National Business Women’s Week pair Crew Spotlight COO Melea Strimple

    Melea Strimple is the Chief Operating Officer of pair Networks. She started with pair 17 years ago, after serving as the COO of a regional Internet service provider. Her career at pair has been focused on strengthening our support services and improving the customer experience. She enjoys problem-solving and helping others reach their goals, whether it be helping fellow staff or clients of pair Networks.

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National Business Women's Week Feature
pair Spotlight

National Business Women’s Week Feature Beth Krodel

  Beth Krodel is a founding partner of Insight Designs Web Solutions based in Boulder, Colorado. Now in their 19th year, Insight Designs has created more than 650 websites and apps for more than 500 clients on six continents. Insight Designs’ emphasis has always been on helping clients find the most effective ways to communicate with and engage their audiences. They pride themselves on developing sites, applications, and interfaces that are sophisticated and elegant, yet intuitive and easy-to-use. Insight Designers are problem solvers, idea people, and love leading the way for their clients. IN HER OWN WORDS “As the co-owner of…

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National Business Women's Week Feature
pair Spotlight

National Business Women’s Week Feature Rene Morozowich

    Rene Morozowich is a freelance WordPress developer in the Pittsburgh area. She helps entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits create, update and maintain engaging websites. When asked one of her favorite aspects of her work Rene said, “I love the technical details.” IN HER OWN WORDS “Something that guides me as a woman in business is remembering that it’s about people. Helping others succeed, doing great work and being someone people can count on and cultivating relationships with others — that’s what it’s all about. I’m thankful for the friends I’ve made on my journey — especially the other…

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What is a Website Builder
Web Hosting

What is a Website Builder?

You signed up for your pair Domains account after purchasing the best domain for your brand. Now you need a website. Don’t waste time being overwhelmed by the cost of hiring a designer. You can also save yourself the time required to learn coding. Access to Weebly, an easy to use drag-and-drop website builder, is Included with the purchase of your domain name. What is a Website Builder? A website builder is a user-friendly tool created to build a website using drag-and-drop technology. Drag-and-drop technology is built on a graphical interface. The interface relies on “dragging” what you need from…

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pair Spotlight

A Naturally Grown Awesome Charity

You bite into a sweet, juicy peach. For you food is preventative medicine. Paying the additional fifteen to twenty-five percent added to organic produce isn’t a problem, when you know the processes and systems are certified organic by an entity you trust. You read about the certification available through independent industry trusted charitable organizations like Certified Naturally Grown. Fraud by companies who sell organic fruits and vegetables almost gave you hesitation but because of companies like CNG, you’re not afraid anymore. Local farming communities rely on the integrity, trust and commitment to healthy growing practice organizations like Certified Naturally Grown….

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Urban Innovation 21 is Effecting Innovative Change in Pittsburgh

We’re known in Pittsburgh for saying y’inz and unparalleled support for our teams. (Way to PENGUINS!) We’re also the home of Urban Innovation 21, one of the first US based charitable organizations to implement an “inclusive innovation” program. Previously known as the “Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone” we’re excited to spotlight Urban Innovation 21 as local trailblazers in the nonprofit sector. Collaborative initiatives launch with the support of several Pittsburgh private sector stalwarts, injected with 21st century ingenuity, creativity, talent from a diverse board of directors and life changing funders. Entrepreneurs in underserved Pittsburgh areas have received an injection of…

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