WHETHER you are using the internet to help support your business or just to keep in touch with friends, you may find you spend more time online in France than ever before.
Here you can find out how to help improve your website, try a few online tools for common tasks and ensure you work safely online so that you don't fall victim to dodgy tricks and scam merchants.
Holiday home website tips
As more and more people turn to the internet to track down a holiday home in France it is vital that your site has the basics right.
First steps in starting a blog
A series of articles that will set you up with a blog and help you keep readers up to date and ensure search engines regularly visit.
Tips to improve your holiday home website
For gite and holiday rental owners your website is your shop window and often is the only way a potential client can see what they are going to get.
Promote your holiday home with postcards
As the cost of online printing services fall here is a very easy way of putting your property in front of others.
Use newspapers and eBay to boost business
Use the power of eBay and newspaper inserts to give your business a boost.
Online tools to stay in touch with friends and family
Thanks to the internet it is possible to keep people up to date with places you've visited, photographs you've taken and those strange peculiarities of French life.
Ditch dodgy email and stay clear of scam messages
Unfortunately an array of tricks, frauds and crooked emails are circulating the internet every day, here's what to look out for.
Keep your computer safe when in France
It is important your computer is protected with anti-virus software but you can also keep up to date with the latest spam tricks.
Forums, message boards and Facebook in France
There is a growing collection of websites for people keen to chat and message others about moving to France.
An availability calendar for your holiday home
How to use Google Calendar to create a simple availability calendar you can manage from anywhere.
A contact form for your holiday home website
Using Google Documents to build a form that accepts enquiries and lets you easily manage them through a spreadsheet