This is a hub for some of the very best free and low cost tools, tips, tricks, and training we've stumbled across, licensed, or otherwise make available.
Through out the years, having many different hobbies, and multiple complementary business ventures, we have the opportunity to get, try, have, and use a wide variety of tools (tangible and intangible).
We've had a variety of FREE & low cost information on line for decades (seriously, our first web site was 'registered' and went live in 1993). We actually and actively USE a variety of things in the course of our daily life! Seldom do we 'share' our secrets, our favorite tools, and tricks of the trade. After all, those tools helped us have a competitive advantage over some of our competitors. We figured it was time to share more!
The video next to this is just a pretty distraction (placeholder) at this point. Enjoy. The links in the menu below will take you to the topic sections.
1. Topics we've posted on over the years are as diverse as we are! From computers (hardware & software) to cameras (mostly still, some video).
2. From assorted hobby sports, like white water rafting and scuba diving, to pets, like exotic birds (parrots) and horses.
3. Nutrition and business marketing have been a couple of our favorites. Parenting, blended families, relationships, and politics have also been topics at times.
4. MOST of this website will be on Web development... for small businesses that need better tools, marketing, and SEO (search engine optimization).
We're a lot different than most other web developers in that with us you have TWO CHOICES:
a) learn to do it yourself, and gain from our experience with tools... tips and tricks... and consultations. OR
b) let us get the foundation set up for you.
We help define goals that fit within your budget when ever possible. We won't give you an hourly rate and then leave you in the dark about how many hours you're going to have to pay for to develop your project. We wouldn't like that done to us, so we won't do it to our customers/clients either. We appreciate that in today's economy businesses need to know costs before committing to become customers.
We offer the following services:
* Web Design & Development (HTML5 or WordPress)
* Domain Registration, Management, and Hosting
* Photography and Video (Knoxville, TN area)
* Graphic Design
* Internet Marketing
* Content Writing
Let us know if you have any questions, or are ready to improve your marketing. Also, if you send your detailed project specifications (if you know them) I will be more than happy to provide you with a cost estimate. We appreciate your time and consideration.
This FREE cloud based program is like putting your existing YouTube Channel on STEROIDS!
Seriously, it is an ADD ON that ENHANCES and EMPOWERS your existing YouTube Channel.
Everything you have remains the same, but it's like having someone watching and improving your channel immediately. Gathering info, and helping you promote your videos. This is really pretty cool, and easy. It adds power, tools, and flexibility! It helps you with so many things you didn't even know was possible; even in the free version! Seriously awesome if you have 2 to 100 videos on YouTube this is really a MUST HAVE. Especially If you are really trying to get hits, get attention, improve the search ranking, and know more about your viewers, this tool really helps! The paid options add massive extras that you'll love more.
Another FREE Starter Tool. Nearly everyone in business has heard of Constant Contact, or MailChimp. Well, this kind of like those, BUT it is more of a "FAN BUILDER" and bulk mailer, than a full information gatherer. It is the least expensive product we've seen for building lists of fans (or customers). MailChimp is free up to 2k, but then it sky rockets (and only allows 12k emails total per month on their free account). MailerLite allows you to AUTOMATE your 'customer' or 'fan' - or 'users' sign up! It stores all their names & email addresses in a secure database YOU CAN EMAIL TO (in bulk)! The first 1,000 names are totally FREE, and you can send UNLIMITED EMAILS FREE! The thing we love the most, is that it is CHEAP as you grow! Upto 10,000 individual names with an unlimited ability to email them each month, for just $35 a month! That is the cheapest we've found to date! (after looking at dozens)
The video is just another space filler, for the nature lovers. We are pretty resourceful. , The majority of the tools listed on this site are things we use to help promote one of our businesses, or a clients business. We believe each of the tools listed are some of the very best in their class for the money (and most exceed higher priced options). We think these tools can help any business, but especially a small businesses, regional businesses, and those with products or services that can be delivered outside their normal geographical area. Especially in the craft, writers, photography, and music industries.
We care about what you want & need. Do you want more about Web Development? MOBILE APPS? Photography? Video? More marketing in General? Maybe accounting? Taxes? Or the Legal Stuff... like contracts, patents, trademarks, stock... or marketing information. Let us know!
Why Consider US ?
We are experienced, and learned a long time ago... money is vital to getting the bills paid, but it's not the end all, be all, answer! We learned that working SMARTER is more important than working harder, but there are just some things that require effort & elbow grease! Yes, in time, anyone can eat the proverbial elephant... ONE BITE AT A TIME!
In reality, there are only 1440 Minutes in a day. Once they are used, however they are used, they are forever gone.
We have spent a lot of time, over the years. wading through products, information, tools, and such... in various industries and niches, for our own personal use or that of one of our clients. We would like to share our experiences, and our appreciation for certain tools, programs, apps, and information.
Learning, using, and doing...
We have shared many of our opinions, experience, and findings for years on assorted websites, at trade shows, events, and with people we've mentored and tried to help.
Topics have been focused on things like:
Computers (hardware & software)
Cameras (Still & Video)
Nutrition (Health & Fitness)
Family & Parenting
Pets (Dog & Horse)
Web Design & Marketing
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The Results Based Guarantee has existed for over 20 years now, which should easily prove just how awesome this product is. Try it faithfully for three bottles... if you don't notice a difference, you get your money back!
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Usually we will show stuff (tools) we actually use... and like, or otherwise find benefit from. If you are a manufacturer, developer, or product supplier, and would like us to REVIEW YOUR PRODUCT... contact us. If we believe we'll actually have the time to use it, try it, and put it through the paces... we'll let you know, and you can send us one (or more) to review. The items we list here will be things we can add links to so you get it for your own use. It makes no sense telling you about some fantastic item or tool that you can't purchase any where, any more. In addition, we will try to share the negatives, something more reviews don't do. What 'downside' points are there on that specific item? (We think that is often more important than the positives). For more than thirty years, we have designed, created, and licensed content that can help us do more... easier, faster, and better. The purpose of this website is to help others learn what tools we use, try, like, and find benefit in.
It's not our goal or desire to trash talk any product, tool, or program, and our opinion is just that: OUR OPINION! Hopefully honed with years of experience, common sense, and rational thoughts. Our perspective is seeking THE BIGGEST BANG FOR THE BUCK! We want the most power, flexibility, adaptability, longevity, and potential in the items we use, depending on their purpose and goal. Often times, simple is better, if it's affordable and trustworthy. Feel free to ask questions.
NOTE: The 'labels' below do not work at this time. They are left there because this is still in DRAFT MODE and a work in progess. As they are available, we'll change this message. Thank you for your patience and understanding. EVERYTHING ABOVE THIS MESSAGE should be working perfectly. IF you find anything not working, please let us know asap.