Category Archives: Get Techy

Topics all about getting comfy with tech aspects of running an online biz and blog: how-tos, tutorials and reviews of tech tools.

9 Must-Have Plugins for New WordPress Bloggers

9 Must-Have Plugins for New WordPress Bloggers

One of the best things about having a WordPress site and blog is the ability to customize and enhance it using plugins. That is why I wanted to share some of my top plugins picks for bloggers and side hustlers.  These plugins will help make your blog more secure, SEO friendly and automated so that…

Up Your LinkedIn Game: A Recap

Up Your LinkedIn Game: A Recap

Two weeks ago, I attended a Mastering LinkedIn for Women workshop at Blue1647. Great workshop that was very practical and I loved how it was geared towards women – both business owners and employees. Tajuana Ross, aka ‘The LinkedIn Professor’, led the workshop and shared 5 mistakes we often make with LinkedIn. She was incredible…

How to Start Your Blog this Weekend

How to Start Your Blog this Weekend

Tech Biz Gurl was launched a week before my 30th birthday in about an hour. My goal was to start something – I felt the need to create a safe, approachable practical space for women to pursue their dreams without technology holding them back. I wanted women to feel that they COULD do it. That…

One Tool to Rule All Passwords

Are you scratching your head trying to remember your password for that site? Are you trying to figure out how to make a password strong and secure? Based on this article by Gizmodo, here are a few of the most common passwords used by folks in 2013: 123456 password qwerty 1111111 letmein If your passwords…

6 Essential Tech Tools to Go Pro in 2014

6 Essential Tech Tools to Go Pro in 2014

When a new year begins, it’s custom to look back at the previous year and figure out ways to do things better or differently this year.  Most often, you are looking for tools to make everyday tasks a little easier or faster. Here is a list of tools you can use to go pro in…

The Key to Getting Started with Your Email List

The Key to Getting Started with Your Email List

A few weeks ago, I was able to experience a first. I taught my very first local workshop in Chicago!!! The class was sponsored by Ms. Tech, and it was about building your first list in Mailchimp. It was awesome. I went through a short presentation and we discussed the goals of a list, where…

Gadgets & Tax Refunds

I am a huge fan of gadgets if you haven’t noticed and there are plenty on my radar right now. For a couple of my favorite picks, check out the new Girlz & Gizmos column over at Ms. Career Girl and my post on gadgets you can buy with your tax refund check.  

Why I Bought a Fitbit

Why I Bought a Fitbit

Gurl is it hard to work a day job and try to build a hustle on the side.  I have found myself feeling incredibly exhausted, extremely busy and putting on a couple pounds because I sit….a lot.  For some reason, this month I felt especially ready to do something about it.  My friend Kovie Biakolo…