Aweber Campaigns Review: How Does It Stack Up To ActiveCampaign and ConvertKit?

Most of us are aware of the powerhouse email service provider that is Aweber. However, some may not be aware of their recently released campaigns feature which adds some much needed marketing automation to its list of features. It's something that Aweber lacked and that other email service … [Read more...]

LeadPages Drag & Drop Review: Create More Customized Landing Pages in Seconds

LeadPages has always been one of the fastest, easiest ways to create and publish beautiful landing pages that are proven to convert. All without ever having to touch a piece of code. But that simplicity has often come at a price. Historically, you've been locked into existing template designs … [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...]

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...]