A penny saved is a penny earned, or so the saying goes. I’m not a fan of most of the advice you see on Grandma’s needlepoint pillows, but this axiom rings true when you’re cultivating your small business. These days, anyone can sell online, regardless of skill level, technical know-how, or income. One of the […]
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Shopify is a cloud-based, SaaS solution for online sellers. This ecommerce platform allows you to build a full website, add products, create promotions, and sell from your own site. Shopify is an incredibly popular solution, hosting online stores for over 500,000 merchants; this popularity is due primarily to Shopify’s simplicity and ease of use. Sellers […]
You might be wondering how to monetize your website so that you can make your hobby pay dividends — or at least cover the cost of running your site. In that case, you’ll need some guidance regarding the numerous monetization strategies out there.
If you’re an established Shopify (see our review) merchant, you already know that — although Shopify is a great eCommerce platform — in order to make your store function at a higher level, you’ll need to install add-ons. Add-ons (free or otherwise) increase the functionality of your store by providing features Shopify doesn’t offer. For example, […]
In our increasingly digital society, your website is the most visible aspect of your business. It’s the portal to the hearts and minds of your potential customers and clients. It behooves you to make that portal as clean and attractive as possible. The good news is that it’s never been easier to build a professional, effective business website — one that drives conversions and looks good doing it.
I like Weebly (see our review). There, I said it. Weebly isn’t the most exciting or buzz-worthy website builder around, and it is generally not the choice of web designers who design high-end websites for their clientele. However, Weebly occupies a special place — in my heart, at least — for its supreme familiarity and ease-of-use. […]
Omnichannel and multichannel are two of the biggest words in eCommerce. And while I often roll my eyes at these buzzwords, I have to admit that multichannel selling is a real, profitable trend. Studies show that adding a sales channel to your online store can significantly increase revenue. In fact, stores that sell on just […]
Technology is evolving at breakneck speed. Consider this: when I was born in 1982, personal computers weren’t a thing (though we did have rotary phones for hours of dialing fun). I personally witnessed the genesis and extinction of the VCR, CDs, CD-ROM, floppy disks, flip phones, and AOL. That’s a lot of technology to rise […]
Weebly makes a strong case for being The People’s Website Builder. Its website editing model is easily one of the most intuitive out there, and its appeal to the non-techies among us is unparalleled. In keeping with the company’s emphasis on providing value to the masses, there is a free plan available to everybody. This is […]
Despite their fundamental differences, I thought it would be helpful to compare Wix vs WordPress, as these services represent two of the most popular ways to build a website and get it online. As the two services differ so significantly, neither one can be said to be the best solution for everybody.