Web Development

Mailing List Managers – Mautic vs. Mailwizz

Email communications is perhaps one of the most important aspects of running an online business, second only to the system used to actually process sales and product delivery. Even in a world with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other social media, nothing is quite as effective as being able to send your customers and prospects…

Technology | Web Development

Exploring a New System

About a year ago, I rebuilt this blog site with WordPress. This has worked well, so over the last week, I’ve rebuilt the PowerKeys Publishing website with WordPress.  Now, I’m switching the system that handles email from arpReach to Mautic. Or, at least, I’m exploring Mautic to see if it’s going to be a good…

Technology

Exploring New Storage Options

My last post was focused on backups, and my work on this has uncovered a few more details which has caused me to expand the project into the core storage used for my main data as well. Specifically, I’ve just converted (2) 4TB hard drives into a single RAID-0 striped storage volume.  While most folks…

Technology

Upgrading my Backup Strategy

As an online publisher, I collect a fair amount of data over time, although it is nothing compared to the data collected from my photography / videography activities. After 15 years of producing books, audio recordings, and a few videos, I can fit everything (including educational and software downloads) onto a 500GB hard drive, which…

Business | Web Development

Mailing List Management

After 15 years of online business, I can confirm that your most valuable asset will be your mailing list. Without a mailing list, it takes much more effort to sell your products and services, and with a good list, you can make money promoting products and services whether you or someone else provides them. What…

Web Development

A Mountain of Material

Over the years, I’ve written a mountain of material, between blog posts, emails, books, and courses.  And then there are the scripts I used to create my audio programs. This past month, as I’ve been preparing to update this website, I’ve thought a lot about how much of that earlier material to include, and how…