Business

Over the years we’ve learned a thing or two about running a small business. From managing our team from around the globe (via a slick virtual office), to content marketing and finance, we can show you the tools you need to get up and running, or to extend your already successful business by transitioning smoothly into the digital landscape. Looking for the best email marketing service? Our email marketing reviews compare the best players so you can match up their services side-by-side. Wondering which virtual meeting software to use for your next meeting? Our best online meeting software review will help you determine which service meets your needs. You’ll find a review on just about anything. Enjoy, and if something’s missing, let us know.

Chapter 5: Cha Ching! How to Make Money With Your Website

How to Make Money with your Website

Show me the money! That’s right, now that you’ve created your website, it’s time to figure out how to make money. If you are an online retailer, the financial path is rather obvious. However, if you’re a blogger, it’s probably not so straightforward. So, I am excited to share with you a couple of different ways that you can make money with your site and have a little fun along the way in this fifth and final phase of the website development process…

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Chapter 4: Website Marketing – How to Get Traffic to Your Website

Get Noticed

So, you’ve had an amazing idea for a new business, formed your company and built and optimized your website. Well, if you build it then they will come, right!? Not necessarily. It takes time, patience and a lot of spreading the word to the world. There are a number of relatively easy and cost-effective ways to get the word out about your site to help your traffic numbers grow…

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Chapter 3: Website Optimization – Security, Backup, and Experience

Website Optimization Security, Backup, and User Experience

Now that you’ve got your website up and running using the steps outlined in Chapter 2 of our How to Create a Website series, you’ll want to make sure it stays online, loads quickly, looks the same regardless of browser or device, and doesn’t get hacked. In this chapter we’ll look at security considerations, backup services, website speed, user experience, responsive design (mobile), browser compatibility testing, and more. This may sound like a lot of big words, but these are crucial elements to making your visitors happy and we will break it down into easy to understand bites…

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Best Tools To Manage Your Projects 2019: Slack vs Basecamp vs Trello vs Asana vs Teamwork vs SharePoint & More

Person using proctivity tools on computer (caption: Best Online Productivity Tools)

The number of people working in a virtual office space has increased in recent years. Why? Because it’s easier than ever to work from home and use software to collaborate online and keep your team focused, organized and on task. We bring you the best online tools your team can use to communicate and collaborate efficiently on projects…

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Best Online Legal Services: Rocket Lawyer vs LegalZoom vs BizFilings vs MyCorporation & More

As an entrepreneur, one of the first financial hurdles you hit is the cost of hiring a lawyer to set up your legal entity. This shouldn’t prevent you from being an entrepreneur! Can you avoid paying hundreds of dollars per hour and having to deal with lawyers’ busy schedules by simply using one of these online legal services? Our legal expert dives in to find out how legit these services are and closely examines the types of services they offer…

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Interview with Simon Grabowski, CEO/Founder of GetResponse

Simon Grabowski

GetResponse is one of our go-to email marketing platforms. In fact, it’s our number one pick! CEO Simon Grabowski founded the business in 1999 with only $200 while he was still in college. Flash forward 16 years and his company is now one of the largest email marketing services in the world. We’re so impressed with his entrepreneurial spirit and were thrilled when we got the opportunity to interview him for our “People Who Rock the Web” series. We ask Simon about how he get got his start in email marketing, what he’s learned over the years and how GetResopnse continues to strive to improve and focus on its customers. Read on to learn more about Mr. Grabowski and GetResponse…

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Chapter 1: Naming and Branding Your Own Website

Naming and Branding Your Own Website

Starting your own website from scratch may seem like a daunting task at first, but we’re going to break it down with a step-by-step approach that will make it much more approachable for you. If you follow our guide and make the necessary preparations, you’ll save yourself a lot of pain down the road. We’re going to cover naming your business, securing a domain name, some legal aspects such as incorporating and financial structuring, and branding element such as logo design. Once you’ve completed this chapter, you’ll be ready to set up hosting, choose your website platform, and work on your design/layout. But, first things first…

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