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.

Interview With Micah Cooksey, Treehouse Marketing Rock Star

Micah Cooksey at computer

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…

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Interview With Ann Handley, MarketingProfs CCO

Ann Handley Interview

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…

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Interview With Cameron Priest: Quickbooks Commerce Co-Founder And CEO

Interview with Cameron Priest

What started as an idea by Cameron Priest, his brother and a friend is now a worldwide inventory management software platform in 140 countries and counting. Originally from New Zealand, Cameron Priest and his team of over 100 at TradeGecko are based primarily in Singapore where they’ve found success with the country’s mission of fostering entrepreneurial spirit and offering opportunities for technology and funding. Learn more about the history, struggles and successes of TradeGecko and what it’s like to manage a global startup company…

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Successfully Managing A Virtual Team

Team Google hangout

As an online publishing company here at We Rock Your Web, our team works all over the world. Further, every member of our team works virtually from their respective home offices. In fact, we rarely meet in person and more than 50% of the team have never met the majority of their teammates. Does this sound familiar? It is a rapidly growing trend and one you might want to consider when seeking your next job or in making business formation decisions.

But, how do you keep employees on task and team-oriented when they are not on-site to keep an eye on? Here are a few of of our top picks when it comes to managing virtual teams. We know them well because we use them virtually every single day to help build team morale and keep everyone on the same page…

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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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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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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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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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