Millions of bloggers, thousands of active soundboards, a few blogging success stories, and the chances are that you aren’t there yet. You are not alone in the race for making money off blogs and it’s getting harder as we speak. Make no mistake: blogging is still a great way to get published, to express your views, to plant the seeds for thought leadership, and generate trust among your readers. It’s just not the kind of moneymaking system, as people would like to think. Rachael Bridge, author of How to Start a Business Without Any Money,makes an interesting statement in her book. Let me quote: “Avoid online businesses which depend on advertising to make money.” She further explains: “It’s an appealing idea to create a website whose sole purpose is to offer information.” “Unfortunately, the model doesn’t work for startups. Advertisers aren’t going to spend any money on advertising on sites few people visit, and for the … [Read more...] about How Bloggers Can Move to Ecommerce (and Why They Should)
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If you are serious about making money from your blog or website you’ll need some kind of form on your web presence. For those who have experience in web technologies and are more adept in handling HTML, CSS and Scripts the term ‘Form’ might sound pretty familiar, but it will be pertinent here to introduce it to those who are finding the term strange. What are Web Forms? Forms are collections of web elements that can have many purposes like requesting user feedback, adding users to subscriber or mailing lists, keeping touch with users via contact forms or complex forms which allow for ordering of products, asking for user’s payment, shipping and registration information etc. The most common usage of forms that you might encounter across the web is the opt-in form which is used to build e-mailing lists by bloggers who are into making money online. Depending on the complexity the forms used on a site can be one step or complex enough to be multistep with each step … [Read more...] about Beginners Guide To Web Forms And WordPress Form Plugins
Ok. So you are up for setting up your first ecommerce site to supercharge your retail business. First, good luck on your venture. Now that your are reading this, it is easy to guess you’ve learned that you can create your own eStore with little money and next to nil technical knowledge, all by yourself. But let’s face it. You have been Googling around for hours to find that one wizard that makes creating an eStore sound so painless. But then, you end up learning that there are tens of such magic wands all over the web being recommended by all kinds of people. And you go like ….. While there are numerous eCommerce platforms helping us create eStores, there are two authorities in the niche – WooCommerce and Shopify. You might have bumped into these two eCommerce platforms more often than the others, and figured that these two compete neck to neck. In this exclusive post, you will uncover which one of these two is perfect for your needs. Shopify vs. … [Read more...] about Which eCommerce Platform to Choose? Shopify vs WooCommerce
If you are running an ecommerce business, you are probably already promoting your products by using social media in some fashion. You put out a tweet or Facebook post whenever you want to promote a new product, hype up a hot seller. That a great start! But to really maximize your store’s potential, you should not rely solely on social media. Social media is just one part of an overall marketing push that includes various other elements depending on what you’re selling. But one aspect of the marketing mix that is proven to increase sales, and is often neglected by stores just starting out, is content generation. Providing original content in the form of blogs, newsletters, guest posting campaign, video Blogging or infographics can have a measurable impact on your overall marketing push. So here is a little overview on the advantages of generating awesome original content, and a few tips on how to make it a killer. Why to use Content marketing for your E-commerce business: … [Read more...] about How Content Marketing Can Help E-commerce Business?
16 Jan BigCommerce vs Shopify Comparison 2017 You probably have a dream of running a full fledged eCommerce store, selling your products across the world. Whether you’re selling hand-crafted goods, supplements, clothing, or anything else in the world, the power of the internet allows you to reach the people who need your products the most. If you’re dead set on building a popular and profitable eCommerce store, then you need a software solution to support your business goals. BigCommerce and Shopify are two of the leading players in the eCommerce space. When you’re just getting started it can be difficult to determine which eCommerce platform will be the best for your needs. After all, you want to spend time building your store, not spending hours upon hours researching the best eCommerce option. Which is why we created this post. Below we highlight everything you need to know about Shopify and BigCommerce, and how you can make the best decision for your new online … [Read more...] about BigCommerce vs Shopify Comparison 2017