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Save on your Infrastructure Upgrade by using a Voucher Website & Other Tips

Did you know that you could be costing yourself potential clients and money by using outdated technology? Upgrading your network and infrastructure can seem like an expensive and daunting task, but there are ways to keep your expenses low while setting yourself up for future successes. One such tip is to use a voucher website when purchasing new hardware, a ‘voucher’ is a coupon for those of you across the pond. We have some other suggestions, as well as ways of looking at the project that will hopefully make the decision a little easier and more fiscally sound.

Use a voucher website to get the best prices

This is my number one tip anytime somebody has budget concerns: use a voucher website. You can save on so many items just by checking to see if there is a voucher available before making your purchase. There almost always is. And they aren’t just for purchasing physical items! You should be using a voucher code for web hosting, domain names, software downloads, SaaS (Software as a Service) products, your customer relations management software, email, and on and on. You know how on the checkout page there is always that little box that says ‘Have a voucher code?’. Make it a goal to never check out without it filled in with a working code.

use a voucher website to save on all business purchases

Today’s costs can reap huge benefits tomorrow

The thing with doing an infrastructure upgrade is that the costs are front-loaded, but you will reap benefits in terms of overall … Read the rest

Upgrade Your Skills with a Codecademy Discount Code

I think we can all agree that 2020 was a very tumultuous year. Although IT was a fairly well protected industry with the move of almost all education and business online, many professionals found themselves facing technical challenges they weren’t equipped to deal with. The industry also saw quite the influx of new workers as many people lost their jobs or thought it would be safer to start working online. How can you set yourself apart, and make sure you have the skills to handle the ‘new normal’?

Learn Online with Codecademy, & save with a Discount Code

Now is a fantastic time to upgrade your skills with online learning, and if you use a Codecademy discount code it won’t even be very expensive. There is nothing happening outside and you’ve already watched all of Netflix, why not spend some of your downtime learning something new? They do offer some free classes, but if you really want to get into the high level stuff as well as get certified then you’ll need a Pro subscription. I do recommend it, and as I mentioned you can use a promo code to get a discount. They also offer a 7 day free trial, so you can test it out and see if Codecademy might be right for you.

Codecademy discount code

Increase Your Employability

If you found yourself staring down technical challenges you didn’t know how to deal with, or your contracts drying up due to new people entering the market who were willing to … Read the rest

How To Make Your Business’ Website Search-Engine Friendly.

Creating Business Website Content to Get on the First Page of Search Results

The general attitude about SEO, Search Engine Optimization, and getting into the top results for a small business is that it’s becoming almost impossible.  The competition is fierce for the keywords and phrases that are the primary ways in which the search engines find your site.  There is still hope for the small local business, however.  If you sell products or services locally, you can have a few advantages.

Combining Local Area Name with Specific Products or Services

The core of this strategy is to get to the specific product or service level for what you sell rather than key phrases for your overall business.  Examples include:

• Instead of your city or area name and “home cleaning service,” consider your city or area and “hardwood floor care when cleaning.”  Or, try “areaname + healthy home cleaning,” or “areaname + environmentally friendly home cleaning services.”

• Replace your city or area name combined with “home repair services” with “locating your city or area home electrical problems before they become hazards.”  Or, “area + drain stoppage clearing.”  Another example could be “area + broken window pane replacement.”

• A local gift shop could write about “area + anniversary gifts to make your wife happy.”  Or, “the perfect area name + birthday gift for the wife.”

• The sporting goods store can write about “area fishing with new gear for this season.”  Or, “the area + little league equipment … Read the rest

Is Cloud Hosting a Better Option For My Business’ Website?

For My Business’ Website, is Cloud Hosting the Answer?

To answer this question we will look at how cloud hosting can impact your business. Here are applicable ways in which cloud hosting impacts in the way business is conducted in the increasingly competitive world that we all live in.

1. Lowered Hardware and Software Investment Costs:

Cloud hosting effectively removes the need that your business might otherwise have for large servers. Servers and the maintenance of your servers can be incredibly expensive. Another consideration in terms of cost reductions is that cloud hosting reduces your need to purchase potentially costly software upgrades.

Your managed hosting company will shoulder all of the costs to ensure that your dedicated servers are up-to-date and that the version of the application you are using is the most recent.

You Can Save Costs With Coupons:

New cloud-hosting companies like GoDaddy and Hostpapa are hungry for new businesses to sign up with them. As a result, you can find some pretty competitive coupons for new customers. Take advantage of them while you can:

2. Increased Speed:

Because the servers that your applications are hosted on are dedicated to your business needs, you’ll notice that the amount of time needed to bring up your application on your laptop or desktop computer is decreased dramatically. Even hosting locally can result in a lot of time spent waiting for the application to load, which then can result in a loss of productivity for your staff.

3. Growth, As

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Come to FOWD With These Travel Coupons!

Come See us at the Future of Web Design Conference in October!

We at Fishbowl IT tend to pretty much keep to ourselves. We let our good reputation show through our work and let our raving fan customers spread the word about the work we do. This year we’re going to make an exception and have a presence at the Future of Web Design conference in San Francisco.

Why? Well this year our very own CEO has been asked to give a presentation on the future of responsive web design. Since this is a topic that’s near and dear to our CEO’s heart, she’s decided that we are all going to FOWD this year. That’s right: our whole company will be there.

For Our Employees: Travel Tips:

We have already booked flights for all of our attending employees (we got a group booking discount). However, we were unable to book enough hotel rooms for everyone (conventions tend to fill up surrounding hotels fast!). We are advising employees to talk to their supervisors about what to do. If you book a hotel room, we will use company funds to reimburse you. We do recommend that you use a coupon code website when booking:

Coupon Feed – Valid Coupons and Promo Codes for Online Shoppers!

Company funds aren’t free!

Once we figure out our hotel room situation, again talk to your supervisor and they will give you a schedule of events for the Conference.

Employee Sign-up For Booth Duty:

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Custom Development

We at Fishbowl IT are more than just a website design firm: we build custom applications in the mySQL/PHP environment. We create websites, modules, and components based on whatever you need.

Using a technology called AJAX, we are able to create desktop applications based on your needs. These applications are made to be user-friendly and customized to your needs.

We also create browser-based web applications for all your business needs: from order processing to full on project management.

We can also create custom applications for individuals with disabilities. If you would like to customize an application for use with screen readers, for example, we can make sure that we build web applications to work seamlessly with disability technologies. … Read the rest

Web Design

Want Your Website To Pop?!!

We work with clients every step of the way: from original idea to completed delivery. That way you will receive exactly what you want, every time.

For web design, we work hard to ensure that your website’s look turns out exactly as you want it. We utilize technologies like XHTML, CSS, Javascript, and PHP to create cutting edge websites with new features that increase engagement and conversions.

From a small personal blog to a large corporate website, we can make sure that you create your online identity exactly as you desire it to be. … Read the rest

Web Hosting

Even if you don’t choose hosting with us, we will direct you towards a great GoDaddy promo code resource for you to set up a budget domain/hosting package: Coupon Web Hosting – promo codes for popular host providers

When you are shopping for website hosting, it’s understandable to want every single bell and whistle in your hosting package.

We are a hosting reseller, and by that we mean that we lease out servers from high-end data-centers and use them to create highly customized hosting plans for each of our customers. This gives us the flexibility to offer all the features that make sense for your company.

We offer hosting to our web design and web development clients, as well as clients who need help moving their existing websites to our new hosting platform.

By default we offer the Apache HTTP Server, but if you wish to use Windows for your hosting needs, we offer that as well.

We also have great customer support. You can reach us by phone or by email if you have a question. We like to keep it small an intimate!… Read the rest

About Us

We are a web development company based out of Canada, and we offer web services to local and national business and individuals. As a company we take pride in our simple and straightforward approach to handling our client’s needs.

Our Services Include:

  • Web Hosting
  • Website Design
  • Full Custom Web-Application Development

For all of our services, we work with you during the whole process: from original conception to delivery. That way we can ensure that the services you receive are exactly what you want.

At Fishbowl IT, our specialty is in PHP/mySQL application development, although we have tons of services for hosting, web applications and web design.

Contact us here. … Read the rest