Pieter’s 44th Birthday Special!

Pieter’s 44th Birthday Special!

Pieter’s 44th Birthday Special! You're Reading: Pieter’s 44th Birthday Special! In Pod Creative News and Events Contact us Subscribe Get a 1 page website and 1 year of hosting for $1K! Pieter, Michael, & Hannah are getting pretty darn sick of Covid. So we’ve come up with a way to say thank you to our community for weathering this storm with us. For Pieter’s 44th birthday we are offering a $1k website and hosting special! This offer has emerging businesses and non-profits in mind, but those looking to improve an outdated website (such as ones built in Wix) could benefit from this too! The package includes the creation of a one-page website. Your new WordPress website will be built with the premium theme Divi, by Elegant Themes, which will allow your website to grow with the demands of your business. It will also include a contact form built with Gravity Forms and a blog element. This website will live on our dedicated, managed hosting (a value of $360/year). Click here to learn more about what our hosting includes, suffice to say we make sure things work the way they should. And that is the other thing this package comes with – us! In choosing this package you are becoming part of our Pod Creative family and with that comes our technical support, expertise, and resources. Here are some examples of emerging businesses that have already begun to establish themselves online. Mine’s Painting came to us with a pretty common request. Owner Jen needed a presence online that, while small at first, could grow with the business as it grows, without...
Pod Creative’s Covid Response

Pod Creative’s Covid Response

Pod Creative’s Covid Response To all our amazing clients, friends, and family please stay safe, stay healthy, and stay in touch!  Get in touch via the form below if there is anything we can help with. On November 16th 2020 new BC Health Regulations rolled out in response to the second wave of the pandemic. In response to the new regulations we at Pod Creative are adjusting how we do business to keep our clients, and ourselves, safe.  As of Tuesday, November 17th Pod Creative will no longer hold any in-person meetings, visits, or drop-ins. At this time we expect this will last into the new year. All meetings and in-person visits will be held virtually moving forward. We are asking all clients, friends, and family to contact us before arriving at the office, as we are no longer able to host.  If you need to pick something up or drop something off we can arrange a time when Pieter is available! Name* First Last PhoneEmail* Message*Please confirm before sending* I am not a robot. EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. Web Development Graphic Design Hosting Campaign...
Plugin highlight: Updraft Plus – Backup/Restore

Plugin highlight: Updraft Plus – Backup/Restore

Plugin highlight: Updraft Plus – Backup/Restore You're Reading: Plugin highlight: Updraft Plus – Backup/Restore In Resources Contact us Subscribe Updraft Plus is an incredible plugin to back up, migrate, or clone your site! Updraft Plus is our go-to pro plugin to backup, migrate, and restore sites. Hacking, server crashes, dodgy updates, or simple user error can ruin your WordPress site. Having a reliable backup plugin can mean the difference between having a site, and having to completely remake your site from scratch. Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative What is a backup? Simply put, a website backup is a copy of all of your website data. The backup can include a backup of the database, plugins, themes, uploads, and more. With your website’s backup, you can clone or restore your site to the point of the last backup. If something goes wrong such as a hack or a bad update, your site can be restored to the last backup point. As a rule we at Pod Creative backup all files, and we recommend you do too! Set a schedule! One feature of Updraft Plus we absolutely adore is the ability to schedule your backups. Depending on the size of the site and the amount of new information that is added, we range from daily to monthly backups for our scheduled backups. The best part? If you decide to do a one-off backup, such as before a large website update or after the addition of an important post, you can simply perform a backup! One-off backups can be performed at any time, even the day before a scheduled backup. Choose your preferred...
Chrome Extension Highlight: Grammarly

Chrome Extension Highlight: Grammarly

Chrome Extension Highlight: Grammarly You're Reading: Chrome Extension Highlight: Grammarly In Resources Contact us Subscribe Grammarly is an incredible AI-powered digital writing assistant. We all use Grammarly at Pod Creative, it’s an incredible tool to help with spelling, grammar, and more. Let’s face it, we all write every day so why not use a program that makes it easier! One of the features I love is the tone detector. It’s so easy to misinterpret someone’s tone of voice in an email, I check all my emails with the tone detector to make sure I’m not coming across as too harsh.  Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative What is Grammarly? Grammarly is an AI-powered program designed to help users create mistake-free writing. Grammarly’s product offers grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection services along with suggestions about writing clarity, concision, vocabulary, delivery style, and tone. How does it work? Grammarly automatically detects potential grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, tone, and style mistakes in writing, following standard linguistic prescription. Algorithms flag potential issues in the text and suggest context-specific corrections for grammar, spelling, wordiness, style, punctuation, and plagiarism, although some are only for premium users. It is available as a web or desktop editor, as a browser extension for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge, and as an app for both iOS and Android. Where does the extension work? As Grammarly says, the extension works where you do! Currently, Grammarly works in Gmail, Outlook, Messenger, Yahoo, Slack, Google Docs, Jira, Salesforce, Medium, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin, and the list constantly grows. We use Grammarly primarily in Gmail, Facebook, and Google Docs. However, the...
Mailchimp for Beginners: Account Basics

Mailchimp for Beginners: Account Basics

Mailchimp for Beginners: Account Basics You're Reading: Mailchimp for Beginners: Account Basics In Resources & Tutorials Contact us Subscribe Mailchimp is a popular email marketing service used to reach subscribers across the globe. Mailchimp is a fantastic way to reach current and potential future clients with minimal effort. Many different styles of e-newsletters can be set up to alert clients to new products, new services, website updates, and more! We send a monthly newsletter to our subscribers with post updates, client shout outs, recently completed projects, and much more. Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative Who should use Mailchimp? Every business should have an active Mailchimp account! Email marketing is one of the most cost-effective ways to promote your business, whether your goal is to build your brand or sell more products. These emails can be anything from automated RSS feeds sending a compilation of the new posts on your site to specially crafted messages. It’s all up to you! Modern email marketing is based on the principles of consent, segmentation, and personalization. Choose a plan! Choosing the right plan is wholely dependent on your audience. Most businesses we work with don’t need a paid plan, the free one works great! Pod Creative utilizes the free plan from Mailchimp and its a fantastic option to keep your marketing costs low while reaching up to 2,000 people. When first starting out with Mailchimp we recommend starting off with the free plan, you can always upgrade if need be! Below is a comparative photo highlighting the different plans available Compare Mailchimp Plans Fun Fact! If you decide to go with a paid...

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