Not only is it an honor to interview one of my content marketing idols, it is particularly exciting that she is our first female featured in our People Who Rock the Web series. And what better way to kick off the girl power than with a kick @ss woman like Ann Handley. Not only is she an accomplished author, speaker, mom, wife and overall awesome person, she is the Chief Content Officer (CCO) at MarketingProfs, where she’s been leading the charge on all things B2B Marketing for more than a decade. But before we get into her Q&A , I have a small back story to share.
When it comes to website builders there are dozens of options to choose from. But, in reviewing the various services on the market, we think creating a website with an online tool couldn’t be easier thanks to Weebly (our top pick for Best Website Builder Software). That’s what co-founder Dan Veltri and his classmates turned business partners were determined to do when they created Weebly. What started as an idea in college, now helps millions of businesses, organizations and individuals create beautifully designed websites in a matter of minutes thanks to their pre-designed templates and effortless drag and drop editors. Learn more about how the idea came about and get some useful web and life tips. You will also get a virtual tour of Weebly’s offices, complete with the secret poker room speakeasy (pictured in photo), in our latest People Who Rock the Web interview with Dan…
If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking for a career change, franchising might be for you! But there are thousands of franchise opportunities. So, how do you know which one is the right fit for you? It depends on various criteria. We’ll take a look at why you should own a franchise, what questions you should ask yourself before starting one, the best types of franchises by category, and some information about how to get started.
We’ve all snapped thousands of photos with our smartphones and cameras over the years. But if you’re like me, they’re just sitting on a your phone, hard drive or cloud storage and taking up lots of e-space. Instead of only sharing digital memories with select friends on social media (if anyone at all), why not make a little extra money from your photos? It’s an easy and passive way to turn your hobby into an additional revenue stream. This article shares a few ways you can turn your photos into cash and will hopefully inspire you to find the best stock photography sites to grow your income.
If you haven’t heard of Canva by now, it’s one of the world’s fastest growing online graphic design and photo editing companies. Based out of Australia, Canva is a popular website used by millions of entrepreneurs to help create social media graphics, print graphics and more all easily and with no graphic design experience. And did we mention it was free? No wonder it’s so popular! And the the person responsible for the idea and running the company is Melanie Perkins, a 20-something girl with a huge drive and passion. Read on to learn more about Canva, how the idea came about and what’s next for the business.
When it comes to running a business, it is easy to get bogged down in the daily grind and forget to think more strategically about goals and how to run more efficiently. But sometimes a few small changes (marketing, equipment, productivity, etc.) can go a long way in helping your company succeed and grow. Read on to learn more from the top experts in tech as they share some ways to build and maintain successful businesses.
Mr. Gil was looking for an affordable and highly customized shopping cart solution. When he could not find one to meet his needs, he got to work creating one himself. Over the years, 3dcart has grown (and is now Shift4Shop), and Gonzalo now oversees the company’s vision and day-to-day operations, leaving his days of coding and programming behind. This Florida-based business is one of our top picks in our eCommerce Platforms Reviews, and we are proud to feature the found in our latest people who rock the web interview series. Get to know the man behind this successful business to learn what makes 3dcart an excellent eCommerce service.
Since launching in 2011, Treehouse has created nearly 500 hours of original course content which has helped nearly 200,000 students to learn invaluable skills including coding, web design, app building, starting a business and more. Their 200+ courses led by expert instructors help people of all ages and skill levels around the world advance their careers so they can stay ahead of the trends and have a leg up on their competition in the workforce. And Micah Cooksey, one of their brightest up and coming team members, is no exception. Micah received his Bachelor’s degree at the young age of 16 and is finishing his masters degree at 19! He’s currently doing sales and marketing at Treehouse. We were honored to have the chance to interview Mr. Cooksey and learn more about Treehouse, one of our top picks for best online learning site. We also learned more from Micah’s insights into the online learning market.
Despite the growing number of marketing and social media channels, email is still an effective tool to cut through the clutter and help market your business. And despite what you might think, industry trends suggest it’s here to stay. How can you leverage email marketing to grow your customer base? Our experts are here to …
No matter the size of your business, having a website is like a virtual business card. At the very least, people want to validate that you exist and have a way to get in touch with you. But it’s also an affordable way to showcase your products and services. Even if you don’t sell products online or need the extra marketing, it’s a good idea to have a little corner of the internet that’s all yours. But how do you go about making a website? We know that it can seem overwhelming, but luckily you’re in the right place! We’ll walk you through the steps and break down the terminology in an easy to understand guide…
SendinBlue is our top pick for best email marketing platform for ecommerce and we had the chance to interview their Chief Marketing Officer, Amalia Bercot. Based in France, Amalia heads up the company’s marketing and acquisition efforts which has resulted in vast growth to over 20,000 global customers in just five short years! Find out more about how they did it and how SendinBlue can help your small business succeed through email marketing in our exclusive Q&A session.
If you’re looking for images online, the selection, quality and price are better than ever. There are dozens of websites which offer royalty-free photos at no cost to you. You can create content for your company’s blogs, websites and other marketing materials without breaking the bank. There are many places to search for images and deciding which websites are worth using and what each offers can be tricky. Luckily, we’ve used and reviewed some of the best free stock photo sites on the web so you can get to downloading picture perfect images in no time.