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The Kiwi WordPress Queen

The Kiwi WordPress Queen

By Sharon Henderson
This is a podcast created for busy coaches and consultants who are looking to lighten their tech workload so you can get back to focusing on what you do best - running your business! Every Tuesday, join Sharon Henderson, as she interviews guest speakers who are managing their own entrepreneurial exploits. The combination of zest, honesty and real life practical advice and shared experiences, will leave you feeling connected, inspired and motivated to continue your own journey to achieve all that you deserve.
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#18 How To Live Stream To Multiple Platforms With Multiple Speakers & Share Your Screen Without Paying A Fortune

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#18 How To Live Stream To Multiple Platforms With Multiple Speakers & Share Your Screen Without Paying A Fortune

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#18 How To Live Stream To Multiple Platforms With Multiple Speakers & Share Your Screen Without Paying A Fortune
In this podcast, I will show you the most cost-effective way you can run a Facebook Live while re-streaming to multiple platforms, add guest speakers and share your screen.  Yes, that’s right, you can do all three things at the same time without it costing you a fortune!  To watch the video or read the full blog article, visit https://sharonxhenderson.com/blog
21:45
October 23, 2019
#17 5 Powerful Secrets Revealed About SSL Certificates
In today’s tutorial, I reveal the top 5 reasons why you need to have a valid SSL Certificate installed on your website.  That is followed by a step-by-step guide to installing the Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on your website via cPanel.  And the best news – Let’s Encrypt is free!  Yes, you heard it right – it will cost you nothing. Nada. Zilch.  Which is pretty cool in my book!  You can read the full article and watch the video at https://sharonxhenderson.com/blog
29:59
October 23, 2019
#16 How to Change Your Domain Name/ Website Address/ URL of your WordPress Website in 2019
In this podcast, I demonstrate the process for changing your domain name at the Domain Registry where it’s registered in four easy steps! What is a Domain Name? Your domain name is essentially the URL you see displayed in your browser bar.  The domain name is what’s important for your business, because of the brand association attached to it. Sub-Domains When I’m building a website, I tend not to use my ultimate domain until the site is finished.  That’s because we don’t want people to be able to see a half-developed site.  So, I will normally build on a very obscure domain name, and then I tend to create a subdomain.  A sub-domain is an additional component of the url.  For example, let’s say I use “website” as my subdomain for sharonxhenderson.com, my full url will be website.sharonxhenderson.com.  And nobody is going to find the website I’m building on this obscure sub-domain. Tune in to the full podcast to learn the process in a few easy steps!  If you'd like visuals, you can view the video and read the article here: https://sharonxhenderson.com/2019/09/20/domain-name-change/
13:18
September 24, 2019
#15: How to Fix “Unable to Create WordPress Directory Error”: Wp-Content Uploads Hack
Have you ever tried installing a WordPress plugin, only to see a WordPress directory error that the plugin installation failed.  Why? Because the destination plugin folder already exists? In this podcast, I walk you through the process for removing a plugin folder from the File Manager in your website host’s CPanel.  This is a follow on from my last tutorial, where we explored 7 Must-Have WordPress Plugins for your Business.  During this particular Live, I discovered that I was unable to install the UpdraftPlus backup plugin.  That’s because there was a corrupted version already installed.  So, it was necessary to go into the CPanel file manager and delete the offending folder.  Tune in for the low down on how to fix this common problem.
04:40
September 12, 2019
#14: 7 Must-Have WordPress Plugins Your Business Needs
In this tutorial, I walk you through the 7 Must Have WordPress Plugins Your Business needs. Introduction to WordPress Plugins I’m often asked what WordPress plugins you should install on your website.  Of course that depends very much on what functionality you’re seeking to achieve.  That said, there are certain core plugins that should be installed on every WordPress as an absolute minimum. While there’s no getting away from the fact that we need to add plugins to extend the performance of our core theme, it’s important to thing long and hard before clicking the “install plugin” button in your WordPress dashboard! That’s because, if you’re anything like me, the WordPress plugin repository can create a similar sense of excitement to being a kid in a candy store! WordPress Plugins: Less is Usually More! So, a great mantra to follow is that less is usually more!  Not only will too many plugins slow down your site’s performance, but you are also increasing the likelihood of conflicts occurring with your theme and your other plugins.  So that’s why we need to be really careful about the plugins that we install into our WordPress website and only choose the ones that we absolutely need.  But be discerning too.  So if you’re faced with a choice between a plugin that hasn’t been updated recently, and one that was updated very recently, that’s a big clue!  If a plugin has a warning that it’s untested with your version of WordPress, then steer clear as this means that the plugin is not well-maintained and security risks are likely.  Look out for plugins that have had a high number of installations, as it’s clearly a popular plugin. Another reason to keep the number of installed plugins to an absolute minimum, is this.  Every time you install an additional plugin, you’re injecting additional code into your site.   That introduces a new variable and a greater chance of a conflict with your existing plugins or your theme.  Developers do their best to test their software for compatibility with the most common permutations of themes and plugins.   However, when one considers the sheer number of products on the market, it’s impossible to rule out every single conflict scenario. The Chrome Inspector Tool If you find that your website has started behaving in an odd way, the first thing to do is to use the Chrome inspector (right-click your mouse and select the “inspect” option) and head on over to the console tab. If you'd like to watch the video, you can see it here: https://youtu.be/2MbrUjtRaR0 And if you'd like to read the full blog article, with screenshots, you can do so here: https://sharonxhenderson.com/2019/08/25/7-must-have-wordpress-plugins-your-business-needs
09:59
August 28, 2019
#13 WordPress Tutorial: How to Add a New Page to the Navigation Menu
In this episode, I demonstrate how to add a new page to the WordPress Navigation Menu.  But before diving into this demo, I wanted to mention the fact that I am in the process of re-branding, which is super-exciting! Originally, all my projects were under the “KEM Biz in a Box” umbrella. But I’ve since changed the name of my Facebook group to better reflect what the group is all about.  So the new name for the group is “The Entrepreneurs Marketing & WordPress Community with Sharon Henderson”.
17:54
August 15, 2019
#12 Why You Should Focus on Improving Your Website: Check Out this Live Website Audit with Tonia Painter!
In Episode 12, learn why it's so important to have a great website.  In this episode, Tonia Painter joined me live in the studio to audit her website. The landscape is changing! In this increasingly digital world in which we live, a website is a necessity for businesses big and small alike. It needs to be well-designed for user-experience, and to convert visitors into loyal, returning customers.  When people search for your business, it's typically your website that they happen upon first. And first impressions matter!  Moreover, your website promotes your business 24/7 - so you want to make sure it's doing this as effectively as possible. In this episode, we covered all of the following essential ingredients for a killer website: a. Website Design and Branding Tips c. Image Optimization d. Website Performance Report Interested in taking advantage of Sharon's Free Website Audit Service?  Would you like a website health check for your own website?  Sharon will analyze your website configuration, performance, optimization and speed. She will also advise you on how well the website is designed for user experience and conversion of visitors into loyal, returning customers. Join our Free Facebook Group, KEM WordPress Community Wordpress Educator and KEM WordPress Community Founder, Sharon Henderson, offers a free website review for KEM WordPress Community Members. About Sharon Henderson: Sharon Henderson is an experienced WordPress & Content Strategist. She is also the CEO of digital agency, Word2Art Website Services, and founder of the KiwiEarthMother ("KEM") Brand.
41:04
June 17, 2019
#11 The Biggest Barrier to Attracting Local Business And How You Can Fix It - With Resident Google My Business & SEO Expert, Amanda Tento
In episode #11, I have the honour of talking with our Resident SEO and Google My Business Expert, The Determined Mom, Amanda Tento.  No matter how small your business is, it's extremely important to be listed in Google to drive more customers to your business. Small business owners often think that they don’t need to be on Google. But that is not true! If you're not using this feature, you are missing out on the chance of getting more clients. Here are the reasons why: 1. Local SEO is very important. Consumers tend to search for local businesses online and if you haven’t verified your Google listing, there is a good chance that your business won’t show up when people search online for the products and services that your business provides. 2. The Google My Business listing has a free online advertising tool, which is Google Reviews. 3. There are more people now who use apps like Google Maps to look for products and service providers. And if your business doesn't show up in their search, how will they know that your business even exists? Google My Business is the ideal way to rank your local business in the top 3 Google Maps results. Most small business owners don’t know how to make Google My Business work for their business. Watch this video from KEM WordPress Community: Ask The Expert  - Live Q&A to learn more about the importance and benefits of Google My Business and how it can be utilized better with Review Extensions and Call Extensions. You'll also learn how Google Maps is used in conjunction with Local Business Pages! Watch this video from KEM WordPress Community: Ask The Expert  - Live Q&A where Business Management Expert - Amanda Tento discusses the importance of Google My Business Optimization. Setting up Google My Business is an incredibly effective way to make your business more visible and discoverable by Google. And yes it is FREE to set up!! More about Amanda: Amanda Tento is the owner of The Determined Mom, a Digital Marketing Agency based out of Lacey, WA in the US. She lives with her husband and three daughters! Amanda has been in business management for the last 13 years and has always been involved in Marketing, Social Media, and Operations. She has combined this wealth of experience with completing various trainings in SEO, WordPress, Social Media, and Marketing. The Determined Mom focuses on SEO and their clients are typically Mom business owners. Join the free Facebook Group for more Wordpress Tips to support you on your WordPress & Traffic Generation journey. KEM WordPress Community 
57:40
June 17, 2019
#10 How to Master SEO Strategy in 4 Simple Steps with Resident SEO Expert, Joshua Jarvis
In episode 10, resident expert, Joshua Jarvis, Owner and Founder of Yak Local, talks to us about the 4 Pillars of SEO Strategy.  Are you new to SEO and would like to learn how to use SEO ("Search Engine Optimisation") strategies to rank your website on Google? Applying  "The 4 Pillars of SEO Strategy" will help you achieve a ranking of your business on the first page of Google in 2019! Here's some background about the "SEO Strategy Guy", Joshua Jarvis. He is the owner of YakLocal, a full service digital agency, that specializes in Search Engine Optimization, AdWords, and Social Media as effective channels for business growth and development. YakLocal has been responsible for driving thousands of users to their clients' websites, through Organic Search Traffic.  Joshua gets immense satisfaction from watching their strategy take a website from Zero to Hero! Join the free Facebook Group for more Wordpress Tips to support you on your WordPress & Traffic Generation journey. KEM WordPress Community
45:04
June 17, 2019
#9 The Anatomy of a Spectacular Pinterest Account with Guest Social Media Expert, Leslie Laws
Welcome to Episode #9 of the Kiwi Mompreneur Show where I'm honoured to talk with Guest Speaker, a Social Media Strategist and the CEO of "Just Sayin' Social" agency, Leslie Laws.  In this episode, Leslie takes us through everything you need for a spectacular Pinterest Account that will generate revenue for your business! Pinterest is a social media platform that serves as a visual bookmarking site and allows users to save websites, blogs, videos - and any other content - to boards by pinning pictures. It is also a visual search engine just like Google and YouTube.  You can search for - and find -  pretty much anything on Pinterest! Pinterest is a great platform that will generate traffic to your blog, website, or YouTube channel with minimal effort.  Pinterest is an invaluable tool for generating organic traffic for your business. In this video "KEM WordPress Community - Pinterest Basics: What you need to know about Pinterest?" - Leslie Laws, an Online Marketing Specialist, discusses how you can use Pinterest for your business - including Pinterest Strategy and super helpful Pinterest tips. More about Leslie Laws: Leslie Laws is the owner of Just Sayin' Social, an Online Business Management Agency.  Her services include Social Media Management, Project, Metric and Launch Management. Join the free Facebook Group for more Wordpress Tips to support you on your WordPress & Traffic Generation journey. KEM WordPress Community 
40:41
June 17, 2019
#8 The Killer Facebook Business Page: All the Stats, Facts, and Data You'll Ever Need to Know with Guest Expert, Jennifer Keeling Byrne
In this podcast, Jennifer Keeling Bryne uncovers the secret rules Facebook doesn't want you to know - and which you're probably breaking!  Jennifer teaches you how to set up your Facebook Business or "Fan" Page the right way - to increase visitor numbers, engagement, and reach. You will learn how to utilize the Facebook "invite to like" button, and how to achieve page optimization.  Jennifer also reveals Facebook’s "secret rules" that you are probably unwittingly breaking on a daily basis.  Anyone who infringes these rules (which Facebook keeps safely under wraps) is penalised heavily and your precious posts are buried and oftentimes, so are your Facebook pages! More about Jennifer: Jennifer Keeling Bryne is a talented photographer and Facebook Business Page Developer. Join the free KEM WordPress Community  Facebook Group for more Wordpress Tips to support you on your WordPress & Traffic Generation journey.
1:31:25
June 17, 2019
#7 How to Explain Email Marketing to Your Grandparents - With Guest Expert, Andy Griffith
Email marketing is said to be one of the most powerful marketing channels for promoting your business.  In this podcast, Andy Griffith simplifies the concept and the formula - so that even your grandparents would get it!   In this podcast, Andy explains  the best email marketing strategies for beginners to successfully reach customers and get more sales. More about Andy Griffith: Andy Griffith is a highly experienced Chef, Successful Author, Website and Funnel Builder. . Join the free KEM WordPress Community Facebook Group for more Wordpress Tips to support you on your WordPress & Traffic Generation journey.  
1:23:23
June 17, 2019
#6: My Story - How KEM Biz in a Box was Born
The road to KEM Biz in a Box has been long and winding, has spanned continents, with time spent both under water and on land. Check it out!
21:35
January 31, 2019
#5: The biggest problem with the designs people create for online stores and how to fix it
In this episode, discover the pitfalls to avoid when selecting designs to feature in your online store.  
10:49
January 30, 2019
#4: Hosting your WordPress Store: Avoid these common pitfalls
In this video, I share my own experiences with WordPress web hosting - the good, the bad and the ugly!
14:51
January 30, 2019
#3: WordPress Plugins: Why Choosing the Wrong Ones Can Harm Your Business
Like anything, you can have too much of a good thing - and WordPress plugins are no exception! Check out this podcast to learn why and what you can do to make sure you don't harm your website performance, your SEO and your business. 
14:55
January 28, 2019
#2: Katy Scarpone from The One Funnel Away Challenge Interviews Sharon Henderson
Katy Scarpone is a fellow participant in the One Funnel Away Challenge. After coming across Sharon's Origin Story, she made contact and this interview is the result.
29:51
January 28, 2019
#1: The Complete E-Commerce Solution is Here!
I'm so excited to share my podcast about the launch of KEM Biz in a Box Store & Membership Packages - Check out what we have on offer to help take your store to the next level.
17:05
January 26, 2019