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Web Security With Your Website | Ep. #7

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Full sale ahead in today’s episode. We’re drinking Full Sail’s Amber Ale today. It claims it’s ridiculously tasty right on the bottle. Is it? Then we dive into keeping your website secure from hackers and malware. It’s one of those things that it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when!

Time Stamped Show Notes

  • 0:00 – Review Full Sail’s Amber Ale
  • 5:18 – Jumping into the topic today.
  • 5:38 – Equifax hack
  • 7:45 – Viruses on computers, your website is on a computer
  • 9:04 – Analogy to understand website malware
  • 11:28 – SSL
  • 15:42 – Malware – Types of hacks
  • 18:22 – Storytime. Real examples of a site that was hacked.
  • 21:40 – Hidden hacks that you’ll never know about
  • 23:35 – WordPress is open source. It’s a good and bad thing for you.
  • 24:50 – Malware protection, 3rd party services, and free WordPress plugins.
  • 28:56 – Question of the day!

The question of the episode!

Has your site ever been hacked and what did you do to fix it?

Resources

Website Security Powered by Sucuri
Sucuri Plugin
WordFence Plugin
SiteLock
McAfee

Hiring a Freelancer Vs. Company | Ep. #6

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We’re drinking Hanger 24’s Orange Wheat in this episode. Does it live up to the hype? Also, as a follow-up with the last episode, we’re discussing hiring a freelancer or hiring a company to build your website.  Nealey was a bit quiet sounding in this episode. We’ll continue to work on sound. Thanks for sticking with us!

Time Stamped Show Notes

  • 0:00 – Review Hanger 24’s Orange Wheat
  • 5:58 – We jump into the topic of the episode
  • 6:37 – DISCLAIMER TO ALL BUSINESS OWNERS
  • 8:33 – Freelancers
  • 11:52 – A little history on Nealey
  • 13:00 – Back into freelancing
  • 20:14 – Company
  • 26:18 – Question of the episode

The question of the episode!

Who would you prefer to hire to build your site?

Resources Discussed

elance.com – Great resource to find freelancers for almost any type of online job.

DIY Vs. Web Designer | Ep. #5

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Going back to back Oktoberfest! We're drinking San Tan Brewery's Oktoberfest and discussing if you should build your site all by your self or if you hire a designer to build your site.

Why Branding Matters | Ep. #4

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Everything is a commodity which is why your brand is so crucial to the success of your business. Without branding, there’s really nothing setting you apart from your competitors. In this episode, we review Sam Adam’s Oktoberfest, go over what a brand is, why branding matters, and how you can create a brand.

Getting Your Business Online | Ep. #3

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This is the first step to getting your business going. You have to be online to be legitimate. If someone can’t find you online, they are likely not going to find you at all. This podcast episode gives you the foundation to get your business online and what to look out for.

What is a Business Plan & Why Does it Matter? | Ep. #2

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The beer today is the Nitro Pumpkin Ale from Wasatch. We give our review and then dive into the meat of the podcast at 3:11.

What is a business plan? What does it actually entail and why the hell is it important? This is the first episode we're actually going in on a topic. Let us know your thoughts!

Our Why & Goals | Ep. #1

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Oh man oh man. The very first official episode of Craft Thinking! We get this podcast going with Papago Orange Blossom which is absolutely amazing. Brandon refers to it as the best summer beer ever and I reference it as an orangesicle in my mouth.

In this episode, we wanted to explain to you all why we’re doing that. We feel this is the most important part to help you along with our journey. We also discuss what our goals are as well. Short listen but give it a whirl!