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Website Self-Evaluation

Some organizations contact us because they are aware that their websites need improvement but they are unsure what exactly needs to be done. In order to assist these organizations in prioritizing their web-work we provide free website evaluations and initial consultations (contact us if you want to take advantage of these services). To complement our evaluations and consultations we have developed this website self-evaluation. Don’t…

How to Secure Your WordPress Website

Security is a hot topic in tech and WordPress is no exception. It seems that no one is safe from the risk of being hacked. Governments, banks, retailers, bloggers, and virtually everyone else has reported being hacked at some point. And these are just the successful hacks we are aware of. Perhaps you have already experienced the frustration of being a hacking victim. Most Americans…

Should I hire a web-developer? (And how much should I pay?)

This post is part one of a series on hiring a web-developer. Read part two, the Guide to Estimating Your Web-Development Costs, here. You’re considering hiring a web-developer because you either want to launch a website or update your existing one. After determining what you want developed, updated, or fixed you must figure out how you will accomplish this and who will do the work. So,…

How to Monetize Your Blog: Building Your Subscriber List

Recently we talked about monetizing your blog without driving your readers crazy. We discussed some of the more annoying ways to make money blogging, including through pushing ads and promoting affiliate programs. If you want to make money blogging, you probably want to steer clear of these money making methods – at least to a degree. At the right time and under the right circumstances,…

Rocket Active Gear

“Joshua at Rystedt Creative was beyond helpful when we ran into technical issues with our website.  His extensive WordPress and Woocommerce knowledge helped to answer all of our web development questions.  He was always available with a friendly demeanor and ready to talk us through our questions and what needed to be edited or changed on the website, and even showed us via screen-share the…

Why Your Website Needs a Blog

Your website needs a blog. Yes, yours. Whether you are painting houses, equipping non-profits, or selling herbal remedies for cats, a blog will demonstrate your authority in your field, increase traffic to your website, and increase lead conversions and sales. Ideally your phone is ringing off the hook with potential clients who were recommended to you and you have more work than you can handle….

Teaching Very Young Children Programming Skills

Basic programming and logic skills are no longer a niche skillset. Most people who learn basic computer logic skills can put those skills to use in everyday circumstances. With basic programming and logic skills Microsoft Excel functions seem less like spreadsheet wizardry, troubleshooting your home machine becomes less aggravating, and tweaking some of the HTML for your blog isn’t nearly so intimidating. Programming and logic…

What is SEO? (And Why Should You Care?)

SEO is a hot buzzword when it comes to online business and advertising. But what is SEO exactly? And why does it matter? In short, SEO – or search engine optimization, as the term is properly named – is: “the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by…