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Can’t believe that October is here as I look at all the deals for Small Business Deals: October 2022 Edition.

And before you know it, 2023 is right here upon us.

Since we only have a few months left, the first question that I ask myself is this. Did I manage to achieve most of my goals, if not, a few of them at least?

Well, I’m happy to say that I did manage to achieve a few of them.

One of them is reviving The Efficient You.

And the other one is to release the first digital product for The Efficient You, Twitter Marketing For Business.

What about my writing then?

It’s too bad that I didn’t achieve much on that end, though.

The only thing I managed to do by far is to rewrite my nonfiction book, WordPress E-Commerce Blueprint. It’s far from finished as I write this.

Will I be able to publish the book by the end of this year?

Well, it’s hard for me to say. But all I can say is I can’t wait to share with you everything I learned throughout the publishing process.

In the meantime, don’t forget to have a look at this month’s Small Business Deals: October 2022 Edition.

Generate more sales on your WooCommerce site with Live Cart

It’s no secret here that I use Payhip on both of my websites.

But I do have the plan to switch to WooCommerce someday.

And if you’re already using WooCommerce, you miss out a lot if you don’t use Live Cart.

In case you’re wondering, it’s one of the features in WPEngine.

What’s so amazing about it is that you’ll get to see the real-time updates to the cart for each visitor without reducing your website speed.

And when your website can still load fast even during Black Friday, it means more sales for you.

As you can see here, Live Cart is only available for the WooCommerce plan on WPEngine.

If you’re interested in learning more about the WPEngine WooCommerce plan, you can learn more about it right here:

WPEngine WooCommerce plans

What you should know about WooCommerce

So, why am I not using WooCommerce on my website considering how much of an advocate I am for WordPress?

Well, it’s not that WooCommerce is hard to use or it was for bigger websites.

Rather, it has a lot to do with me using shared hosting for my websites.

As you can see here, the WooCommerce store requires a large number of server resources to run. And it’s even more so when your WooCommerce store has a large database.

So, your typical run-of-the-mill hosting just won’t cut it.

And yes, even if it says that the hosting plan offers unlimited bandwidth and storage disk.

If you ever going to have a WooCommerce store, then you need to use managed WordPress hosting such as WPEngine instead.

Managed WordPress hosting is by far the best way to go since it can make your website load faster thanks to its high-performance caching.

And it’s more secure too since they tend to use enterprise-grade security for WordPress.

I won’t deny that managed WordPress hosting isn’t cheap.

But if it can help with making your WooCommerce store load faster and more secure, then it’s all worth it.

My Payhip store

In my last post about social media, I did mention that I’m reducing my social media presence to Twitter and Pinterest only.

If you’re thinking about doing the same and you want to focus more of your attention on Twitter, then my guide, Twitter Marketing for Business, can help you with that.

In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about Twitter from setting your Twitter profile to attract the right readers to follow you on Twitter to managing your Twitter presence without taking too much of your time.

You can find out more about the guide right here:

Twitter Marketing for Business guide

Don’t forget to use the coupon code THEEFFICIENTYOUBLOG to receive 20% off on your purchase.

Get a few months FREE when you sign up with WPEngine

Planning to move your author website to WPEngine? Well, you’ll be ecstatic to find out that you can now save 20% when you sign up with the StartUp, Professional, Growth, or Scale monthly or annual hosting plan.

And that means you’ll get one month free when you sign up for the monthly plan or four months free when you sign up for the annual plan.

Wondering about the difference between all these plans?

You can take a look at what each plan has to offer right here:

WPEngine hosting plans

If you don’t see any of the price deductions, use the coupon code wpe4free during checkout to receive 20% off on your chosen plan.

Another brand new premium WordPress theme from Bluchic

Bluchic ChicLuxe WordPress Theme

Are you a romance author or any other authors targeting a female audience?

If you’re looking to revamp your author website, then you’re going to love this new WordPress theme from Bluchic called ChicLuxe.

Okay, I know what you’re thinking when you take a look at ChicLuxe. You feel that the premium WordPress theme isn’t for you since it’s geared toward wedding industry vendors and high-end event planners.

Well, if you take a look at all the stock photos that come with this theme, then the answer is yes.

Even if you’re not a wedding planner or anything related to the wedding industry, I will say that the soft color scheme is perfect for authors who are targeting a female audience.

If you’re looking for something to refresh your author website, then I highly recommend that you take a look at ChicLuxe.

Just like any other premium WordPress theme by Bluchic, you can customize as little or as much as you’d like since this theme also comes with the Elementor plugin.

If you’re wondering what in the world is Elementor plugin, it’s a page-builder plugin similar to Divi. The only difference is the basic version of the Elementor plugin is free.

Curious about the theme? You can take a look at the theme right here on Bluchic:

ChicLuxe WordPress theme by Bluchic

Just to let you know that Bluchic is currently running a promotion where you’ll get 20% off when you buy the ChicLuxe WordPress theme.

But the promotion will only be available until October 24, 2022, though. If you’re thinking about saving money on a brand-new WordPress theme, then don’t miss this amazing offer.

Don’t worry if you have no idea how to set up the WordPress theme since this theme also comes with a setup tutorial.

On top of that, you’ll get tons of bonuses when you buy this theme too such as The Ultimate Website Launch Checklist, Write Your Website Copy Workbook, The Brand Style Guide Canva Template and The Business Tools and Tech Guide.

So, don’t miss this offer since the 20% off on this theme will only be available until October 24, 2022.

Make your author website more secure with Namecheap’s Cyber Security Awareness Month sale

Namecheap Cyber Security Awareness Month Sale

Let’s face it. Finding out that your website got hacked can be the scariest thing that can happen to you. Even getting your website infected with malware is already nerve-wracking, let alone getting your website hacked.

And let’s not forget the cost associated with having to clean up the mess after the hack. Unless you’re a cyber-security expert, you need to hire someone to do the cleanup for you.

In conjunction with Cyber Security Awareness Month, Namecheap is currently running a promotion where you can get massive discounts on cyber-security-related products such as SSL certificates, premium DNS, domains, email hosting, and many more.

Want to up the ante on your web security? You can even sign up for cyber security insurance at Namecheap too.

While the insurance is only available for those who live in the US, it’s good to know that it exists considering how expensive it is to do the website cleanup after the hack.

To find out what else is on sale, you can take a look at the promotions right here:

Namecheap security sale offer

Just to let you know that this promotion will only be available until October 31, 2022.

Small Business Deals: October 2022 Edition affiliate disclaimer

Just to let you know that Small Business Deals: October 2022 Edition post contains affiliate links. I’ll be compensated when you buy anything through my affiliate links. Don’t worry, I’ll be paid at no additional cost to you.

Your purchase through my affiliate links will help me to continue sharing my insight on the business side of being an author on my blog.

And of course, it helps with keeping this blog running for years to come too.

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