Articles by Lori Soard

The Inside Scoop on Membership Sites

  • Online Business
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
There are many different ways to monetize a blog, but have you considered creating a membership-based option? Membership based sites can take many different forms. They can be completely membership ba…

June Roundup: Social Media Tips, Writing Hacks, and Hosting Reviews

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
Summer is a busy time for most business people. Conferences are held around the country for everything from blogging to running a business to a plethora of technical topics. Here at WHSR, we've also f…

May Roundup: Avoiding Failure and Freebies

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
May is a busy month for most website owners. It is filled with new outdoor activities, many outdoor sports start up, there are graduations, and weddings. In between all of that, we found time to share…

How to Start and Run a Forum Website

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Jan 04, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
Create a sense of community on your website by adding a forum. Go through 6 simple steps that detail everything from choosing a platform for your forum to setting up administrative rules. Quick naviga…

April Roundup: New Hosting Reviews and Improving Your Site

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
The days have grown longer and it seems that everyone has a fresh spring in their steps as warmer weather approaches. Here at WHSR, we try to keep a spring in our steps throughout the year, but April …

Shallow Content and the Impact on Your Blog and Writing Career

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
If there is one thing that is true about the Internet, it is that it is forever changing. Sometimes those changes are good. For example, the first time I ever got on the Internet back in the 80s, I wa…

March Roundup: In-Depth Guides, Bloggings Tips, and Uptime Monitoring

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
For those who experience the winter months, March is a month to look forward to because of the warmer temperatures and longer days. For those who are working hard to grow their online businesses, Marc…

February Roundup: New Review Tool, Improving Your Blog, and Making More Money

  • Site Updates & News
  • Updated Feb 27, 2020
  • By Lori Soard
February always seems to pass so quickly. This February was the same, but we got an extra day with it being a leap year. Even though it was a shorter month, WHSR was still hard at work bringing you ne…

Why It’s Important to Refill Your Creative Well

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
In 1992, Penguin Group published a book by Julia Cameron titled The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. The self-help book helped coin the term “creative well.” What exact…

How to Use Free Telephone Conferences to Build Your Online Readership

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Nov 08, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Teleconferencing has been around for many years. Ever since more than one person could be on a line, people have used telephones to have meetings with one another. For the purposes of building an onli…

What You Can Learn from the Vampire Diaries about Keeping Readers Engaged

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
If you're a fan of the Vampire Diaries, then you understand the intricate twists and turns the script writers of this series made that kept fans on the edge of their seats. There are a lot of tricks t…

How to Monetize Your Site by Creating Your First Online Workshop

  • Online Business
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
You likely started your blog because you have some inside knowledge that you wanted to share with other people. Blog posts are a great place to start sharing bits and pieces of that knowledge, but eve…

Are You Charging Enough for Your Products and Services?

  • Online Business
  • Updated Jul 31, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
You've finally decided to take that big plunge and work for yourself. However, when first starting out, people have a real tendency to undersell what they are actually worth, especially if you run a s…

Rebuilding and Managing Your Site Reputation after a Total Blow Out

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Updated Jul 04, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
Even though there are 3.17 billion users worldwide on the Internet, it can seem like a small town when you do something that hurts your reputation and that of your website. Just ask former veterinaria…

How to Start and Run a Successful Education Blog

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
If you've ever thought about starting an education blog, then you likely already know that supplementary education services are big business. The education industry is bout a $19.4 billion dollar indu…

How You Can Use Second Life to Promote Your Website

  • Online Business
  • Updated Dec 10, 2016
  • By Lori Soard
If you haven't heard of Second Life, it is simply an online 3D world, where you choose an avatar, create online meeting opportunities and interact with others. Think of The Sims fully online and on st…