Jarred


About Jarred

Jarred Andrews is the co-founder and CEO of UGH! Media.

He aims to empower small businesses to not fear the digital world by helping them understand how things are connected, how they support one another and how to get that info for free or at a discount.

Jarred started his work in tech by way of the online higher education sector as a recruiter, marketer, director, and administrator. At the same time, he worked as a consultant to small businesses focused on event planning, social media, and web development.

While helping clients, he realized a huge disconnect between their actual storefronts and online presence. (There shouldn't be!)

Over time, it became evident that all small businesses should have access to digital solutions that are simplified, DIY and practical. Ultimately, a one-stop shop to fix those pesky online small business issues.

Hence, UGH! Media LLC was born!

(For a more in-depth bio, head on over to the About Us section!)

Why I Chose GreenGeeks for Website Hosting

Disclosure: Some of the below links are affiliate links, which means, at no additional cost to you, UGH! Media LLC earns a commission if you click through one of them and make a purchase. Any affiliate link below is noted with an asterisk (*).

An eco-friendly website host?!
GreenGeeks is an eco-friendly website host option and that’s not all!

Have you heard of GreenGeeks?

If you’re a small business owner, then you probably have a website. If you have a website, then you’ve most likely dealt with a web host or two. (Or three!) Plus, if you’re reading this, the chances are high that you are looking for a new one.

Or just “researching.”

This post covers ten reasons why I love GreenGeeks web hosting for my small business. At the end of this article, I’ve added some links for additional info to help in your web host re/search.

Before we get started, I want to point … Read More

10 Reasons to Host a WordPress Website at GreenGeeks

8 Considerations Before Joining a New Social Network

Joining a new social network for social media marketing isn't an easy decision. Here are 8 things to consider before you launch that new profile.
Ever wonder what else you need to consider before your business joins a new social network? Here’s your chance!

Small Business Challenge vs. Social Network

If you’ve ever had to launch a business profile on a new social network, you know its a bit nerve-wracking.

You want to make sure everything gets set up right. Profiles are complete. Images are sized appropriately. You also need to know if your branding is on par with your messaging and products.

We all know that the advantages of social media can be vast. However, the cons can sometimes outweigh the pros, depending on the social network, your target audience, and tons of other things.

So how do you know what to look out for before you make a new social media profile live?

Well, that’s what this post is all about. I’ll go over some general things that apply to any social network and also delve … Read More

Things small businesses should consider before joining a new social network.

Improve Digital Marketing with 4 Fewer Things to Do!

Here are 4 marketing tips to free up time and hone in on the important digital marketing stuff
Spend less time on unnecessary digital marketing distractions and focus more on the important stuff!

The Digital Marketing Puzzle

Digital marketing is either a beauty, a beast, or the bane of a small business’s existence (or a weird mix of the three)!

Plus, digital marketing is difficult for the risk-averse and even more of a struggle for those who think that (things like) social media networks are easy to grasp and similar across the board.

If they were all the same, they’d get merged into one platform! YouTwinstagoopinteresnapcebookedin, for example. (Can you imagine?)

Anyway, digital marketing can be less of a struggle if we believe in the product(s) or brand(s) that we sell! Also, the other bonus of digital marketing comes in the form of data, research, various tactics, inbound marketing strategies, planning, trial, and error (not necessarily in that order).

However, with so many different things on a marketer’s plate at … Read More

Do you have "digital marketing block?" If so, here are 4 tips to help you change your mindset, nix unimportant marketing distractions and focus on the more important aspects

8 Tips Before Making an Inbound Marketing Plan

8 Tips to Help Your Next Inbound Marketing Plan
If you need help creating an inbound marketing plan, feel free to use the below checklists!

Inbound Marketing Plan vs. Outbound

Did you know that when you go to improve your company’s online visibility (with social media, SEO, blogging, etc.), you’re working in the inbound marketing realm?

Outbound marketing is what marketers (mostly) did pre-internet, but some techniques still exist today. And guess what? They’re typically WAY MORE expensive than inbound strategies!

Inbound Marketing = Think social media marketing, SEO, blogging, etc.

Outbound Marketing = Think trade shows, cold-calling, snail mail, etc.

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Since we focus on small businesses, let’s go with the more cost-effective option — inbound marketing!

In this post, I’ll go over eight tips to consider when creating your next inbound marketing plan! Plus, I’ll include some lists to help break down the many pieces of content into more digestible bits.

Onward!

Creating content for an inbound marketing plan

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Inbound Marketing Tips

Self-Hosted Website Vs. Free Hosting: Which is better?

Why We Love Self Hosted Websites vs. (Free) Hosting
Do you have a web host?

What sort of website hosting plan does your small business have?

Hosted or self-hosting website?

Do you know the difference between the two??

If not, here are a few questions to ask yourself first. (It’ll make sense in a moment.)

  • Do you have a hosted website (that’s free), but feel limited on what you can do?
  • Have you considered a self-hosted website vs. a hosted site? Not sure of the difference?
  • Confused as to why you should consider having a self-hosted vs. hosted plan in the first place?

If you said yes to any of the above questions, keep on reading!

When you realize self hosted websites are easy to use
It’s true! They’re also way more customizable!

We’ve talked a bit about web hosting for beginners in 2017, but didn’t delve into the difference between hosted and self-hosted plans. So, to build on that, I wrote this post to help you better determine the best route … Read More

Why we love self-hosted small business websites. (and you should, too!)

7 Social Media Marketing Tools to the Rescue!

7 apps to get your social media marketing back on track
Which of the below tools have you tried?

Issues That Can Get Fixed with Social Media Marketing Tools

Think back to the first time you implemented social media marketing for your business. Which social media management tools did you use?

How did you do it? Did you know what exactly to do?

*sound of crickets chirping*

You probably had no clue, right?

On the other hand, if you’re new to social media marketing or if you’ve done it before but need to refresh your skills, then keep on reading!

We’ve researched, polled and cross-referenced some of the most common social media marketing issues that many small businesses face and posted them below. All you have to do is click on whichever issue(s) you’re having, and it’ll bring you to a social media marketing tool that can help!

Onward!

Common Social Media Marketing Issues

Click on a problem below, and it’ll bring you to Read More

7 Tools to Help Streamline Social Media Marketing