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Simplify Your Life By Getting Rid Of Crap

Simplifying your life is about much more than the physical stuff that clutters your space. Simplifying your life is about ALL the crap you don’t need. A new car. That huge cable TV or dish package that costs over a hundred bucks. Your subscription to that magazine you hardly ever read. The annual dues you pay to the gym that you go to for a month out of the year (if that). There’s all this stuff in our lives that we pay for that we simply DON’T... read more

How You Can Start Conquering Your Fear of Public Speaking

Are you nervous speaking in front of people? It’s ok, you can learn to be an awesome public speaker! Trust me, I’m an introvert who figured it out. Ok, maybe I’m not AWESOME at it, but I’m good at it, or at least passable. More importantly, I don’t mind it anymore and actually look forward to giving a presentation. So how does an introvert who used to be scared shitless of public speaking become confident and grow to love it? That, my friends, is a long... read more

Use Zen Buddhism Minimalism To Simplify Your Life And Achieve More

Getting rid of stuff and decluttering you life is an awesome thing to do. You immediately start to feel less stress and more inner peace. It’s a very freeing thing once you declutter. There’s a deep connection between our living space/work space and our state of mind. That’s why it’s nice to clear your work area every so often. Have you ever cleaned up your work area, gotten rid of junk and organized your papers and everything and just felt better about... read more

No Time For a Website? Let Webcore Help!

Webcore is all about helping your business grow using the Internet. You’re busy running your business, focusing on all the details that are needed to keep it going smoothly. And there’s a ton to think about when it comes to the online world. There’s your website first and foremost, and you could be blogging or adding content to your site. Do you want to sell online? Where do you start? What about a Facebook page and updating it routinely? Then of course you’d like to get traffic to your... read more

Mondays Suck – How To Break Through The Fog And Start Producing

Mondays suck. There’s no getting around that. Even if you have the best job in the world and love it 95% of the time, Mondays typically suck. I love my job. I love working freelance and being able to pick most of the projects I want to work on. I love the freedom of being able to work wherever, whenever. But after a fun-filled weekend, Monday is TOUGH. Sometimes even this doesn’t help at all. On Monday I’m usually slow, lethargic, I feel like don’t want to do... read more

How To Know If You Should Start Your Own Business

Should you work for someone else or be your own boss? That, my friend, is a tough question to answer and it depends on both your personality and the stage of your life. Early on in life it might make more sense to work for someone else. You can learn a ton from the company you’re working for and you’re sort of building your own platform, your own paradigm, as well as adding to your toolset as you go. You have safety and... read more

Work Your Passion – And Pizza For No Reason

Webcore is a business about web development and marketing. But we’re a business that’s focused on helping people make the most out of life. We can all use technology to help do things faster, better and more efficiently, so why not? Why do we have to spend 8-10 hours a day working, away from our loved ones most of the time. What if, instead, we worked 6 hours a day during the week and maybe a couple hours here and there on the... read more

Finding Your Niche: Why You Don’t Need Webcore

“You don’t need my business, you should try this other guy.” What!? What if you told people they didn’t need your business? Would you do that? Most businesses would never tell you why you don’t need them. It sounds crazy at first – why wouldn’t you want all the business you can get!? Most people use the “take all they can get” mentality. But really, it’s good to filter the wheat from the chaff. It’s good to get connected to your perfect... read more

Baby Steps To Climb That Mountain Of A Goal

What are you doing TODAY to live your dreams? Too often we put off until tomorrow stuff we should be doing today. I know … I’m guilty of it too. Sometimes that big thing we’re trying to get done seems like a mountain. It’s hard to even figure out how to start doing anything. So we just put it off and do something else. But you’re never going to get to the top of that mountain until you start climbing. You’ve just got to take a single step up that... read more

Working & Playing: It’s All the Same

(This was written a while back but never posted… until now 😄) Here I am at 10,000 feet, writing on my Macbook Pro. I have some time to kill, so I am “working”. Except it’s pretty difficult to work when you’re on a plane. Your arms are squished in at weird angles and there’s not enough room to open the top of your laptop all the way. A few years ago when I jumped ship from a good job to go freelance, I never thought I’d be working from a... read more

How To Get Out Of Debt … With Baby Steps

We’ve talked before about how simplifying life and reducing clutter can lead to more freedom, less stress and all sorts of awesomeness. How debt is a burden around your neck that keeps you from living the lifestyle of your dreams. It’s true… but how do you get to financial freedom? How do you live a frugal life and reduce your debt? where do you even start? Well, it can actually be pretty simple. I owe a lot to the Dave Ramsey... read more

Going Freelance: Leap And The Net Will Appear!

Going freelance, being an entrepeneur, can be really hard for most people. It was for me. If you’re anything like me, you’ve worked for someone else most of your life. It’s weird and scary to not have the certainty of a paycheck. For me, quitting my job wasn’t easy at all and it wasn’t anything that happened overnight. It took me many years to come to the realization that I didn’t want to work for someone else, that the job I wanted simply didn’t exist in the world; I had to create... read more

The Difference A Name Can Make: Backstory On Webcore’s Name Change

Webcore has rebranded! That’s right… WebCore Internet Solutions is now… (drum roll please) Webcore! Wait what? What a huge deal, right? Ah well, sometimes you have to make yourself sound big when you’re small. At least I heard that somewhere. Just like how you should make yourself sound small when you’re big. The new webcore logo. I can remember when I first started Webcore. After a long career in web development, I quit my job strike out on my own. I can remember my last day on the job: Friday, September 13th... read more

What Would You Do With Your Life If You Were Rich?

Think about this: If you were immediately rich and had $50 million dollars what would you do with your life? What would your ideal lifestyle be? No really, think about that. What would you do if you had all the time in the world? Oh sure, the first couple of months would be AWESOME. You could make it rain cheese. You could throw parties all the time with your friends and family. You could buy gifts for your loved ones and of course for... read more

The Top 9 Reasons You Need a Mobile-Friendly, Responsive Website

Mobile usage of the web is ever increasing. Here are the main reasons why you need to have a website that is modern and responsive based on the size of your visitors screen size.   Over 65% of American adults have a smart phone (June, 2013) Mobile web traffic increased to 38% last year, while desktop web traffic decreased by 16% 67% of users claim they are more likely to buy from a mobile ready website 61% of mobile internet users will most likely leave a website if it doesn’t have a responsive web design If you’re not mobile optimized your site may go down in the search rankings (Google’s Mobile algorithm update 4/21) 72% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations from real... read more

The Top 7 Reasons To Have A Great Website

Having a modern website is crucial to your business. It is the cheapest, quickest, most effective way to create or grow your business. In observations of many local businesses, some companies either had an out of date website or no website at all. So…why have a great website?   1. You have more credibility. As people become more and more accustomed to the Internet, they expect you to have a modern website. If someone searches for your company on Google, it doesn’t look good if you’re not listed #1 (or at least on the first page of... read more

How To Make A YouTube Link Autoplay (Embedded)

If you’re embedding Youtube videos or linking to them using something like Thickbox or Lightbox, here’s how to have them autoplay. Basically you need to add the code: autoplay=1 So consider a link like this: <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/xcgn7SLp-RA?autoplay=1&keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true&height=315&width=560″ … The “autoplay=1” part needs to come DIRECTLY after the Youtube link. What this is saying is that the “?” means there are variables coming. Then the variables are separated by “&”. So it’s the link, then the ?, & (or “and” a variable), & and another variable and so... read more

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