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...]

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...]

99Designs Review: Why You Should Crowdsource Your Next Design

As a small business owner, your brand cannot be overlooked. It's the first impression that you will make on your potential customers, so it's important that you get it right. Unfortunately, coming up with the right image for your brand is hard. Especially if you lack the creativity or the … [Read more...]

Create Targeted WordPress Widgets with Thrive Clever Widgets

One of the reasons I continue to remain a Thrive Themes member is that they continuously add value to the membership. Whether it's adding amazing new features to their plugins, or releasing new themes, they always have something cooking in their pipeline. Last week, the Thrive team formally … [Read more...]

Thrive Themes releases Rise Theme

Rise theme is the latest member of the Thrive Themes club. This new theme has a simple, polished design that focuses on readability and typography and it's ideal for both bloggers and affiliate marketers. In fact, it was designed with input from expert affiliate marketer, Zac Johnson himself … [Read more...]

Best Design Contest Marketplace for 2015: 99Designs or DesignCrowd?

Getting design work done for my projects has always been a huge hassle for me. I'm more of a DIY person and I will often use my limited Photoshop skills to put something together. However, there are times when you need something better. When you need a design for your next logo or website … [Read more...]