OptinMonster Review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Email marketing continues to be the most reliable channel to connect with your readers and customers. It's that stable foundation, you can depend on to bring you consistent traffic and income at the push of a button. Even if you are not doing email marketing now, it is still important to collect … [Read more...]

Thrive Leads Review: The Smart Way To Grow Your List

Have you been building your email list and wondering why it's been growing so slowly? There are countless optin form building products out there which you may or may not be using. Or maybe you are using the email form builder that comes with your current email service provider. Thrive Leads … [Read more...]

ConvertKit Review: Easy Email Automation For Bloggers

Email marketing is a hot topic these days. And for good reason. Implemented properly, it will certainly become the most important tool in your business for creating relationships and making sales. According to Capterra, the average return on $1 spent on email marketing is $44.25! This is … [Read more...]

MailChimp Review: Why Is Everyone Switching Away?

Learning to master email marketing is one of the most important things you can do as a small business owner. And a crucial part of making this happen is to invest in a great email service provider. Many businesses have adopted Mailchimp as their ESP of choice. And it's especially prominent in … [Read more...]

How I Sped My Site Up 116% By Switching to WPX Hosting

I've been using Bluehost as my web host for more than 2 years now. The monthly fee is quite cheap and it's relatively reliable. For small sites like I once was, a Bluehost shared hosting plan is perfectly reasonable. However there comes a time when your site's traffic justifies the cost of … [Read more...]

The Best Email Marketing Automation Services for 2016: GetResponse, ConvertKit, ActiveCampaign or Drip?

Sending out broadcast emails and setting up autoresponder series is something every small business should be doing. Which is why having a reliable email service provider (ESP) in your toolbox is so important.These days, all ESPs can handle these basic capabilities. So what I personally look for in a … [Read more...]

Marketing Automation 101: Creating a Cart Abandonment Workflow

If you sell a product or service online, you are losing money everyday. This is from a concept known as cart abandonment. These are visitors to your site that end up on your checkout page, but don't actually order. Baymard Institute tracked 33 different studies and found that 68.63% users … [Read more...]

Wishpond Review: The Do Everything Lead Generation Tool

Email marketing and lead generation are essential for running a successful online business these days. But to make it all work, you need to have certain pieces in place. For example you might use ActiveCampaign to collect leads and send out emails. Perhaps you have a LeadPages account to … [Read more...]

Which Email Popup Optin Tool Should I Use? SumoMe, LeadPages, Optin Monster, Bloom or Thrive Leads?

I think we can all agree by now, that email marketing is one of the best marketing channels to master to create a successful website. Not only will it become one of your best traffic sources, but it will likely drive the most sales for you as well. Plus it's not subject to the whims of random … [Read more...]

Shopify Review: Should I Use It For My Next Online Store?

Recently I had a friend ask me for help setting up an eCommerce store to sell her products online. She had her products ready to sell, but wasn't confident in her ability to put together an online store by herself. Now, I had never built my own eCommerce store either, so I took it upon myself to … [Read more...]