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...]

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 well known optin form building products out there which you may or may not already been using. Or you might be using the email form builder that comes with your current email service … [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...]

ActiveCampaign Review: Marketing Automation On Steroids

For a long time, the only email service providers that provided automation capabilities were hugely expensive products like InfusionSoft and Ontraport. This put the power that automation out of the reach for many small businesses and entrepreneurs. Why is email automation so … [Read more...]

LeadPages Review: Is It Still the Best Landing Page Builder?

As I've talked about in many of my recent posts, building your email list is critical and should be the #1 task for your business. There are many ways to build your list, but two of the most popular methods today are using landing pages and popups. If you were to try and construct these types … [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...]

10 Qualities of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

Let’s begin with a question: Are successful entrepreneurs born or developed? Entrepreneurs are some of the most multi-talented and diverse people out there. A successful entrepreneur puts on many different hats at the same time – he’s a project manager, a risk-taker, an accountant, a … [Read more...]

Why I use Clicky Instead of Google Analytics

As a site owner, it is critical to track of how your site is performing by using some sort of web analytics service. By doing so, you can see how many visitors your site is getting, where they are coming from, and what your most popular content is. All this is crucial in helping you to making … [Read more...]