Shopify is a service that provides everything you need to set up an online store on your own domain. They do not have a marketplace where you can browse all stores and products. Shopify allows you to create your own website and brand with a unique look rather than being grouped onto a page with a number of other products. The websites built on Shopify are designed with a number of features to help your site rank well in Google and other search engines. For more information on how to generate traffic and improve sales on your website, we have a number of helpful blog articles. You can either sell inventory you […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My Facebook group of business owners from around the world share their favorites.One of the recent questions was, “Name one book that has had the greatest impact on your life.” This list contains 50 different books from 50 different entrepreneurs in the group from around the world: 1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill — recommended by Sandile B. Magwaza 2. Start by Jon Acuff — recommended by Kimberly Edwards LaComba 3. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries — recommended by Matt Barber 4. Zero to One by Peter Thiel — recommended by Franklin McCullough 5. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki — recommended by Mannan Gupta 6. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There is absolutely no way a leader can succeed without obsessively maintaining lists of resources and projects. Source: 20 Lists Every Entrepreneur Should CreateContinue Reading... No Comments.
As we gradually wrestle ourselves away from the global economic downturn, what is the best business to start in 2014 for aspiring entrepreneurs? Over the last few years, the economy has been very difficult for conventional business owners. While the sales of services and products fell significantly, business owners still had to pay for rents, mortgages, staff, stock and still try to encourage customers in their area to buy from them. However, on the flip side, since 2007 there has been a massive shift of people buying goods and services on the internet and this is good news for people who have decided to start an online business. Can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every year billions of dollars are awarded in the form of free money and other types of funding. Most people know this money exists, but just don’t know where to apply, how much they qualify for, or even where to get an application. Contrary to popular belief, free money is available to entrepreneurs. Real business grants do exist. In fact, hundreds of black and minority-owned businesses each year receive such grant funding from various government agencies and nonprofit organizations, reports BlackNews.com. Such funds do not have to be repaid, but must be used to either start a new business or enhance an existing one. Others can be used for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By: Justine Clay Do you ever worry that someone’s going to catch on and call you out as a fraud? Me too. Being a creative freelancer or entrepreneur means that we often say “yes” to things that we’re not 100% sure we can do (yet). I once dated an actor who claimed he could horseback ride in an audition and then had rush out and get lessons when he got the part. He knew that sometimes, if you want the part badly enough, you have to fake it ’til you make it. In a world of authentic marketing (of which I am a huge proponent), I understand that ‘faking […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
By Justine Clay I make my living giving career advice to creative entrepreneurs and freelancers and if there’s ONE thing they want more than anything else, it’s to know how to promote themselves without being pushy. A thriving business or career is built upon providing a valuable service to a community of people who have a genuine need for it. So, in order to connect with our niche or tribe, we need to: (1) dynamically and concisely articulate how our services meet their needs and (2) make it really easy for them to find us. I’d like to share a concept that changed the way I approach business: good marketing is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When you are starting your own online business, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), is one of the most important concepts of your internet business. Your website’s SEO is the way that search engines scan your website’s content to produce results for people who are searching for information on the internet. And, for any online business start-up, you need the search engines to drive website traffic to your website.There are two main types of search engine optimization when you are starting up an online business.1. On Page SEO is like an online business startup checklist for your website. It is about your content, internal website links, navigation, page structure, keyword density and […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
With the rapid expansion of the internet, promoting your online business is easier and requires less cost compared to the traditional ways of advertising. There are several ways you can promote your online business more effectively without spending any money. Write Keyword Rich Articles A well-written article with quality and relevant content is an effective tool in promoting your online business for free. You can submit your quality articles to article submission site like EzineArticles Submission Directory. You as the writer also become an expert in your professional field and your reputation as an expert brings an enormous amount of traffic to your website. As an expert, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.