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Computers Don’t Come With Instructions

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Computers don’t come with instructions and that’s probably the only thing you can buy in the modern world that doesn’t come with instructions. A Pet Rock comes with more instructions than a laptop or PC.

Any kind of instructions that may be included with a computer is assumptive. They assume the user knows what to do, but I can assure you that many don’t know what to do and they’re greatly intimidated to even try.

The Computer Age Is Still In Its Infancy

Computers are still misunderstood in 2020 by more people than you can imagine. Some people in 2020 are still struggling with false beliefs that computers are dangerous and not safe. When you don’t have any of these thoughts it’s assumed by many that nobody does in 2020. But seriously the computer coming into the average household really took off in the mid-Nineties and that’ only 25 years ago.

When I say only twenty-five years ago I am comparing this stage of the computer to the automobile or aircraft. In that comparison, the computer age is still in its infancy. Try to imagine the computer another 75 years from now like we do an automobile or aircraft. The improvements are staggering, today’s auto’s are driving themselves.

Instructions Are On the Computer

No instruction is a big problem for people who are behind and are intimidated by computers. The only way I see for folks who have this problem is the school of hard knocks. Just use your computer as much as you can and don’t worry. You don’t have to worry anymore because computers are inexpensive. On that note, always buy commercial business class computers, not a retail class. Buy late model laptops and desktops and save a bundle because computers depreciate almost instantly.

So if you or somebody you know is in need of learning basic computer instructions the following video is very informative. “Simple To Learn Computer Instructions“. This video was inspired by so many of my computer repair customers not knowing any of the computer basics. Equally as important is “terminology” and that’s the focus of this video.

I recommend if you are struggling with how to use your computer to focus on two websites and to avoid one in particular.

The two websites that are 100% safe and are a blast to learn and grow from or just entertain yourself are YouTube and Pinterest. Definitely not Facebook! Facebook has no concentrated message or lookup capabilities. Lookup capabilities are something you saw and have an interest in but can’t find again. It’s very hard to educate yourself or entertain yourself. Facebook is about everybody else if you enjoy following other people Facebook is great.

No Substitute for Desire

A computer can do amazing things but it requires a desire to learn. That’s the challenge? Why I do not know but most people start to shut down when it comes to learning past the age of 50. This is an observation I’ve made over the years when teaching someone computer past the age of 50, they don’t retain the information. I teach them to teach themselves but they just won’t do it.

Anybody can teach themselves with a computer, simply use YouTube and Google. I taught myself to be a computer tech with a computer because that’s what they do in a classroom. They use a computer to teach, so why not use a computer to teach myself instead.

The number one lesson I would give to anybody that desires directions are to use your computer more often. A computer is the greatest teacher in the world so why not use it to learn something new every day!

RTG Tech is all about self-learning so be sure to check out this site for informative and educational articles and videos. Just because computers Don’t Come With Instructions, that shouldn’t stop anybody from teaching themselves.

Computers Don’t Come With Instructions

What To Expect to Spend for a Website

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What To Expect to Spend for a Website

What To Expect to Spend for a Website depends on many factors but this article offers more clarity for this topic.

The very first thing is geography and the second is demographics. Geography is simply how big or small of an area do you want your website \to target.

The smaller that area is, the lower the cost is, as the coverage area grows larger the cost goes up. Local businesses have it made when it comes to the cost of a website if their smart and well informed. On the other hand, local businesses are frequently taken advantage of when it comes to the cost of a website. If you do it the cheapest way yourself it’s about a $100 bucks a year.

Oh but I don’t know how to build a website? if you can send an email then you can get the hang of an affordable website builder. They’re that easy to build. “Get More Hosting” sells a personal website builder for under $6 a month and a DOMAIN for 9.99. That’s under $100 bucks a year and that’s literally all you need. Oh yeah sure that’s all I need, but it really is all you need and here’s the reason why.

Google

Now this applies to local businesses, not for large geographical area websites. I’ll get to larger geographical websites shortly. “Google My Business” is for local businesses that verify ownership of their business’s physical address by mail with Google. They verify the owner of that business right to do business from that address. Not actual ownership of the physical property. Read More….

How Much Does A Website Cost? In-Depth Web Development Tutorial

How Much Does A Website Cost? In-Depth Web Development Tutorial

How much does a website cost? That’s a loaded question and this article is going to address every element of that question.

The very first thing is geography and the second is demographics. Geography is simply how big or small of an area do you want your website to target.

The smaller that area is, the lower the cost is, as the coverage area grows larger the cost goes up. Local businesses have it made when it comes to the cost of a website if their smart and well informed. On the other hand, local businesses are frequently taken advantage of when it comes to the cost of a website. If you do it the cheapest way yourself it’s about a $100 bucks a year.

Oh but I don’t know how to build a website? if you can send an email then you can get the hang of an affordable website builder. They’re that easy to build. “Get More Hosting” sells a personal website builder for under $6 a month and a DOMAIN for 9.99. That’s under $100 bucks a year and that’s literally all you need. Oh yeah sure that’s all I need, but it really is all you need and here’s the reason why.

Google

Now this applies to local businesses, not for large geographical area websites. I’ll get to larger geographical websites shortly. “ Google My Business ” is for local businesses that verify ownership of their business’s physical address by mail with Google. They verify the owner of that business right to do business from that address. Not actual ownership of the physical property.

Google mails you a code and you go to ” Google My Business ” and input code. It takes about 5 days to get your code. I have built websites for local businesses and had them listed on Google in 2 weeks. Using a personal website builder and “Google My Business ”.

It makes no sense for a local business to not have a website. The time it takes to build a local website is a one-time investment. A local business website is a static website that requires very little maintenance.

Website Aesthetics

The number one hang-up about websites is no two people see graphics the same. What’s aesthetically pleasing to one person can be distasteful to the next person. But I can tell you what’s pleasing to all people but first I have to finish on the appearance factors. A really nice website just takes longer not necessarily costs more. It takes longer because to get to that look and feel you want is a lot of trial and error.

The one thing there is no substitute for is High-Resolution Imagery. A website that has a lot of high-resolution images is going to look phenomenal.

The following website is an excellent example of a website built with the $9.99 business website builder . The key to this website is the owner provided High-Resolution images and it looks great.

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Putting Off a Website Is A Huge Mistake

Waiting to do a website is a huge mistake because it’s the most affordable marketing on the planet. A personal website builder up to 5 pages that are a snap to put together is under .35 cents a day. If you don’t need any more business a website is still an amazingly powerful tool. It’s awesome for reputability, Image, professionalism, and who knows what the future holds. I have seen what happens to businesses that suddenly lose a location. They suddenly have no way to communicate with their customer base. A website is a virtual location so you can always be found for pennies a day. A website is a virtual salesman at its best and a great ambassador at its worst. So for a $100 bucks a year a website has great value to any business.

Individual hairstylists should all have websites because it’s a transient industry. A website could save the day for a hairstylist in that situation because they can be found on the internet.

Beware

Beware of the so-called free websites because they’re not free. On the contrary, they are the most expensive websites. They can be as much as $40 or $50 a month and you do all the work. When Wix advertises how rich and beautiful their websites are they are working with images that cost thousands. Whereas you may not be so fortunate. So these flashy cool websites are not real-life examples. Once you find out yours isn’t so exceptional you’re stuck with it at a high cost.

What Everybody Agrees With!

A great deal! Who doesn’t want a great deal, it euphoric right? People are looking for only 2 things and that’s straight forward honest information and great value. If you want to captivate somebody, put in their face what their looking for. The visitor is not going to go looking for anything, they bounce. That’s not the result you want from a website. Engage them immediately and that will captivate them.

In today’s world, people are doing research about anything and everything so be bold and give them the information. Give the visitor what they’re looking for, not what the owner of business thinks it should look like. I am not saying to not care about the appearance. What I am saying is a website with a powerful message gets ranking with Google for a reason. The reason is Google bots Read just like we do but they don’t see the same as we do.

If you provide visitors with good information it motivates them to take action. People reward people who help them even if they don’t know them and it’s because they trust them. Google knows when or if your content is engaging, truthful and quality information.

Once you are verified with Google and get great reviews and are set for life. Google is going to put on top of “Near Me Search Results”. Any small business can do all this themselves. it’s so easy to do with the lowest cost website builder.

Now The Cost of a Website Goes Up!

From this point on I am talking about large geographical website development using WordPress. Large regional websites require a multitude of things a local website does not, but nothing is more important than SEO. This is how you market your website because the cost of advertising is rediculous for a large geographical area.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is how websites get found organically. So just starting out you need to know what Google’s requirements are, Google speak. The more competitive your industry is the harder it is to get found. So to get found you will need a lot of content. High-quality content, the more content the better the ranking.

Website builders are at a disadvantage when building a large geographical website. Developers prefer WordPress because of the control it gives you with SEO. WordPress has so many millions of possibilities and unlimited pages and is a dream to SEO. All this is based on learning WordPress. If your good on a computer and can run programs like Photoshop you can teach yourself WordPress.

It Pays Big To Do It Yourself!

WordPress is developed by many business owners themselves because of the cost of a professional. The cost is the reason why so many business owners learn to do WordPress themselves. That way the cost is mostly time instead of cash.

There’s no question that the cost of hosting and a domain name is negligible but your time is priceless. If you don’t do your own WordPress website, it can be very difficult to figure out what it costs. How many pages is the website? Does it require continuous updating with content? The cost of High-Resolution Imagery needed? The list is infinite.

There are more questions than there are answers if you are going to hire professionals. So most companies hire somebody specifically for this job as a way to cut the cost.

Should you decide to hire somebody to do your website development be absolutely sure they know SEO. Because that’s the most important thing, and you can’t see it, it’s not visual. SEO is what Google sees not what we see. SEO is Google speak, it’s kinda it’s own language.

The cost of doing your own large geographical website is calculable. The total cost of a professionally built website can’t be calculated to an exact number.

So How Much Does A Website Cost?

The Conclusion is if you DIY the cost is negligible. If you pay somebody to do it, it can get expensive.

Net Books are a Huge Problem In 2020

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Net Books are a Huge Problem in 2020! One of the things I’ve run into frequently is problems with netbooks because the customer didn’t know that’s what they bought.
Netbooks have SD cards with 32GB or 64GB’s but no hard drive. Many of the customers buying a netbook have no idea it’s not a PC.
When they think it’s a computer they put stuff on it and then boom they are out of space and it crashes. Now if they knew what they were buying then they would buy an SD Card for additional storage but they don’t know.

Sale Associates Don’t Always Know What Their Selling

Netbooks are a disaster, I’m a professional tech and I can tell you the majority of people think they can do more than just go online. The combination of marketing, deceptive sales people and people wanting to get the best deal for the money causes a lot of headaches for folks depending on having a computer that works. You can learn how to do things on a device from somebody young but that doesn’t mean they know any more than you when it comes to understanding specs.

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Netbooks are designed for one purpose and they don’t even do that well, and that’s to go online. The reason they don’t do that well is because they don’t have much memory so they are slow out of the box but that’s just the beginning.
Since they are designed to use online the memory gets filled with cookies and then they get slower and slower.

No matter what somebody thinks it’s important to have additional storage such as a hard drive or SD card. Sooner or later you need storage because who knows what the future holds.

Netbooks Can Be A Good Choice

Netbooks are good Only If Set Up and Used for Intended Purposes. Set up right means purchasing an SD Card at the time of purchase of the netbook. But here’s the problem the consumer thinks it’s a computer they start comparing pricing against a real computer and of course the the real one costs more. Read More….