SamCart Review: Why You Need It To Launch Your Next Product

Have you been looking for the best way to sell digital online? Coupled with the right idea and marketing you can easily start making money right away from the comfort of your home. It all sounds simple, but for some, setting up the required techie stuff is the major road block to launching your … [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...]

SumoMe Review: Free Tools to Grow Your Email List

In my last few posts, I've been stressing the importance of building an email list. It should be the primary focus of any small business. Your first step is to start collecting emails. That means investing in an autoresponder and deciding how you want to start growing your list. SumoMe … [Read more...]

Multiply Your Email Optins Using Content Upgrades

Have you started collecting emails on your site yet? If you have, then more than likely you've gone the traditional route and added a popup or stuck an opt-in form on your sidebar and tried to collect emails that way. Maybe you even went the extra mile, and created a lead magnet similar to … [Read more...]

What is the Best VPS Hosting for 2015?

There may come a time when your small business outgrows your current shared hosting setup. And that’s a good thing. Give yourself a pat on the back. You are now getting enough traffic to warrant upgrading your web hosting plan to support it. If your site is running a WordPress blog, … [Read more...]