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post #31 of 51
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CWR: It's not showing up in my browser, I even downloaded Firefox/Mozilla and it doesn't show up in that either. I've extended the width of that box to be 20% larger than it needs to be on my screen, hopefully that fixes it.

Does anyone else see my email address wrapping to the next line on the About Us page in the left margin?

Pinkbutterfly: I have a business membership to Sam's Club (you need an EIN). Individuals can join as well. Not sure if the fee is the same, but at last renewal it was $40/year for me.

IndyDebi: I would rather not bake the cookies either icon_wink.gif. I will suggest they do the cake or cupcake option if they don't want to bake anything. I will keep that up charge in mind though if they really have their hearts set on cookies (and I really like them), but not offer it up front. I'm just not sure it would be worth my time to bake them.
post #32 of 51
Yes, I clicked on the link and it directed me to your site.
post #33 of 51
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Originally Posted by FullHouse

CWR: It's not showing up in my browser, I even downloaded Firefox/Mozilla and it doesn't show up in that either. I've extended the width of that box to be 20% larger than it needs to be on my screen, hopefully that fixes it.

Does anyone else see my email address wrapping to the next line on the About Us page in the left margin?



That did the trick... you fixed it. Looks good!
post #34 of 51
Thread Starter 
Thank you!
post #35 of 51
I had a couple of people pm me with questions about this, so here's a visual explanation. It might be easier to watch in full screen mode. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiHBchRULcU
post #36 of 51
THANK YOU! icon_biggrin.gif
post #37 of 51
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Thank you!
post #38 of 51
You're welcome. Whether you can change the code on your website or not depends on whether you can get into the code yourself, but if you can, just change the words where I showed you, and it should work fine.
post #39 of 51
Your Christmas ornament cupcakes are awesome! How did you get them so round? It doesn't look like there's a cupcake underneath at all. I though about making these with the kids this year.

Website: www.storybookbakery.com

Blog: http://storybookbakery.blogspot.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/storybookbakery 
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Website: www.storybookbakery.com

Blog: http://storybookbakery.blogspot.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/storybookbakery 
Proud Development Rep & Sponsor of Virginia for Icing Smiles!

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post #40 of 51
Hello Full House,

I have a couple suggestions for you. If you are in NC please make sure you have product/business liability insurance, it is not mandatory, however if you are hosting parties it is recommended. You are also taking PI (personal information on your contact page) from your potential customer so you will want to include a privacy policy on your website. I would recommend signing up for Google Analytics so you know where you potential customers are coming from and how they are locating your site, plus you'll learn if exchanging links is actually working for you, web metrics (measuring your success) if something you can address later. I wish you the very best...
Denay
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Denay
Email: denay@homebasedbaking.com
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Start Your Home-Based Bakery Today!!!
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post #41 of 51
I'm computer dumb, how do you link to those sites ? Is there a cost? Good luck to you!!!
post #42 of 51
To use google analytics you can go to google.com/analytics and sign up. They'll give you some code that you have to put on the site, so if you have a template you'll need to do it by adding it through an html box. If someone does your site they can so it for you. Keep in mind that you'll need to add the code to every page of your site unless there's one part of the page that stays the same when people go from page to page. I have it installed on my blog, but not on my website. On the blog the only thing that changes is the entries, and there are sidebars that stay the same, so I put it there. For my website I'd have to add it to every single page, which would be a pain. Most web services have some form of statistics that you can look at anyway, so if you have that you might not need it. I use Yahoo for my website template, and they have a statictics section that I can look at.

You can also use statcounter.com the same way. Statcounter and google analytics tend to give you different results, so it's good to look at more than one service to get a couple of reports if you're going to do that.
post #43 of 51
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Thank you homebasedbaking. I'm working on the insurance, but I hadn't realized the need for a privacy policy since it never occurred to me to share someone's information icon_smile.gif.

debster: I'm not sure what you are asking?

Navyempress: Thanks for the compliments. They are so much fun to make. The are cupcakes with a cake from the Wilton mini ball pan on top, thin coat of buttercream, then fondant, RI details. I got the idea from this site. There are so many beautiful ones in the gallery.
post #44 of 51
Another way to track visitors is with Feedjit. It's free. You put it on your website and you can track where people are from, how they got to your site, and even what web browser they are using. It's really neat and great information to have.

http://www.feedjit.com/

Website: www.storybookbakery.com

Blog: http://storybookbakery.blogspot.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/storybookbakery 
Proud Development Rep & Sponsor of Virginia for Icing Smiles!

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Website: www.storybookbakery.com

Blog: http://storybookbakery.blogspot.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/storybookbakery 
Proud Development Rep & Sponsor of Virginia for Icing Smiles!

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post #45 of 51
Hi Fullhouse!
I saw the on the first page of your post that it was suggested to get someone to do your logo. Well I have a graphic's person I can suggest to you in my area and he is really good and reasonable! He works by email mostly so you don't have to worry about not being in PA. I use him for everything and he did all of my shirts, business, postcards for my shop I just opened up. He has great pricing on full color fliers, business cards, etc. with great quality. If you are interested in getting his contact info just PM me and I will email it to you. He created my logo on my site www.kimakonfections.com. He works with you until you are completely satisfied something I enjoy very much. I hope this helps because I know from just opening up my shop money can be tight and you need to save wherever you can but I do agree having a great logo helps alot!
Kima
Peace & Blessings,
Hakima Lamour
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Peace & Blessings,
Hakima Lamour
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