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How One Yoga Teacher Ditched Her 9-5 and Started Her Own Studio

 

 Could I be self-employed? Yoga teacher Jenny considered this for a long time. Doubting, calculating, hesitating. We always feel anxious before making big decisions we’re afraid to regret later. And so it was with her. Today, Jenny is her own boss. Her story is inspirational and her joy is simply contagious—so much so that you even feel like starting your own project. Jenny beams,"I thought to myself: Show the world what you can do". What are we waiting for?

 

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22 Tips for Building a DIY Website

22 Tips to Help Build Your Own Website

  

What do the most successful DIY websites do that others don’t? Over ten years and millions of websites, we here at Jimdo have studied just that. Again and again, it's a few simple tactics that help make the most of your DIY website builder, no matter what your website is about.

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Do Your Own Thing—The Key to Happiness?

 

What makes people happy? A gold watch? Big car? A million dollars in the bank? Maybe a million followers on Instagram? The Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi made a different discovery.

 

Reading time: 3 Minutes

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Quick and Easy Keyword Research Ideas

 

 When it comes to search engine optimization, perception is not reality. For example, many website owners think they have a better chance of understanding the complexities of quantum physics than SEO. In reality, there are several easy-to-comprehend tools and reference points that make learning SEO both quick and painless. If you can spare a few minutes, I’ll show you how to become fearless about keyword research—one of SEO’s most crucial processes.

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How to Do Keyword Research Using Keyword Planner

Keyword research planning

 

Keyword research is one of the most important components of search engine optimization (SEO) as well as any other online marketing initiative. Whether you’re a small business owner, a Fortune 500 company, or a new blogger, the time you spend developing a keyword strategy is critical to your success on the web. By narrowing down keywords that accurately describe your business or product, you'll help potential visitors find you online.

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Choose the Best Background for Your Website

Choose the best background for your website

 

A background image is the first impression a visitor has of your website and could be what keeps them browsing, or closing that window. The right image should grab your audience’s attention and keep them intrigued to find out more about your business or blog.

 

You might be wondering, how much is there really to it? So we challenge you to go through this list of possibilities for your background image and see what you can tick off.

 

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Check Out These Inspiring Examples of Photography Websites

Jimdo Photography Websites Examples

If you’re a photographer, you need a very different website from an online store owner, or a dentist, or a restaurant...you need one that puts your photographs front-and-center, without any distractions. A website with a "wow" effect. 

 

There are lots of ways to create your own photography site—one that's as distinctive as your own style. Take a look and see how these photographers did it.

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Common Website Buzzwords, Explained

Website Buzzwords You Should Know

If you’re new to the world of websites, you’ll find it inhabited by a vibrant group of coders, design enthusiasts, marketers, and DIYers all using some of the same buzzwords (or jargon, depending on your point of view) to communicate. If you want to walk the walk and talk the talk, we’re here to help you build your site with confidence.

 

Here’s a cheat sheet of some of the most common website vocabulary you’re likely to encounter when you start your site.

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Our Most Popular Posts of 2016

Jimdo's Best Blog Posts of 2016

We love the end of the year—not just because of the baked goods and long weekends, but because of all the montages, highlights, and best-of lists posted around the web. In that spirit, here's our own list of the 10 most popular posts of the year. Website hacks, design tips, and new features—these are the pieces that caught your eye in 2016. Any topics you'd like to see more of in 2017? Let us know in the comments. 

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Stay Secure with HTTPS on Your Website

Jimdo websites now have HTTPS protection

Jimdo now has an extra layer of security! In the upcoming weeks, we will enable free HTTPS encryption for your entire website. This technology makes sure the connection between your browser and website is secure, and protects your visitors’ information when they use your site.

 

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Best Online Stores for Christmas Shopping

Best Online Stores for Christmas Gifts

The smell of mulled of wine is in the air; children are singing carols and Coca-Cola’s Santa Claus is on TV. It can only mean one thing—holidays are coming!

 

There are some amazing Jimdo shops that are hitting it out of the park this holiday season. So we took a closer look at how they built their successful online stores, and they generously shared their expert tips. And who knows, you may just find the perfect gift for someone on your list, too! 

 

Psst, as an added bonus we are offering the chance to win some prizes and get some great tips from users and experts on our Jimdo Facebook page.

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Explore Shipping Costs for Your Online Shop

Shipping for your e-commerce website

As a shop owner you already know that online customers are quite savvy—especially when it involves looking for gifts during the pre-holiday season. They hunt for the best deals, and you look to provide the best service while still staying profitable.

 

One key to mastering this balance is understanding your shipping cost options. Shipping costs can be a make-or-break factor for customers when purchasing online. So we have put together some tips to finding the right shipping options for you.

 

It’s worth it, especially before the holidays!

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How to Add a Donate Button to Your Website

A Simple Guide to Picking Fonts for your website

'Tis the season for giving, and if you’re running a nonprofit organization or fundraiser this may be your busiest time of year for donations. Fortunately it’s never been easier to add a donate button and accept donations directly through your website, and there are lots of different ways to do it.

 

Whether you want to keep transaction costs low or you’re looking for some bells and whistles, here are our suggestions for ways to take donations on your Jimdo website:

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A Simple Guide to Google Web Fonts

A Simple Guide to Picking Fonts for your website

There are thousands of fonts out there, and thousands of people who enjoy exploring their subtle differences and forming strong opinions about them. If this is you, you’re in for a treat because typography is going through a bit of a renaissance these days, and there are lots of websites and Pinterest groups dedicated to font aficionados.

 

For everyone else, you might be wondering what you actually need to know to pick some nice, readable fonts for your website. It’s the alphabet, right? How many possible ways could there be to display it? Well, you’d be surprised—but here’s information that can help: 

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See What’s New on the Menu!

There’s a new look for Jimdo’s website editor. Log in to your website in the coming days, and you’re going to see a fresh coat of paint, some rearranged furniture...basically a Jimdo Makeover Edition.

 

We’ve rebuilt the Jimdo menu so you can work even faster and more productively on your website. The settings you use the most often are now easier to reach. Those things you don’t use so much are grouped together and moved out of your way. We’ve also updated our website editor with the latest technology, so that everything loads faster when you’re working on your website.  

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