How to Launch Your Next Tech Product for Free (Almost!)

How to Launch Your Next Tech Product for Free (Almost!)

eCommerce
If you are a tech entrepreneur, you would know how difficult it is to get funding with just an idea! Most investors look for a minimum viable product (MVP) with some traction before they consider giving you their money. In this post, we look at how you can do it almost for free. In this piece, we’ll cover online services that help you launch a product. Therefore, we have intentionally ignored labor costs involved in the development of a product. Developer costs are largely variable and depend on the kind of product being developed. This is also often the work of the co-founders, who work for equity rather than money. Let’s take a look at some of the services that’ll help you launch your tech product. GitHub provides a set…
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Twitter Turns 10: Reflections and Learnings from 10 Years of Twitter

Twitter Turns 10: Reflections and Learnings from 10 Years of Twitter

eCommerce
On March 21st, 2006, Jack Dorsey set up his twttr. What followed over the past 10 years, as Twitter has evolved has undoubtedly changed the way we communicate, and in some ways changed the world. just setting up my twttr — Jack (@jack) 21 March 2006 From the Hudson River plane crash, and Obama’s four more years to #BlackLivesMatter and JeSuisCharlie. The most important, world-changing moments have often unfolded on Twitter, in real-time for all to see, react to and engage with. As Twitter began to roll out its 10th Birthday celebrations around the globe, I was caught in a quandary. 10 years of Twitter feels like a topic I have to write it about; it’s something we should cover on the Buffer Social blog. But how? What should we say? “Twitter…
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How to Pick the Perfect WordPress Theme

How to Pick the Perfect WordPress Theme

eCommerce
Have you ever picked a WordPress theme and started to put together a website only to realize that you’ve picked the wrong theme? With money and time already invested, switching may be out of the question and you may be stuck using a theme you’d be better off without. Picking a theme is a bit like picking a car: It’s easy to get distracted by the beauty and power of a beautiful product and end up with a convertible two-seater when what you really need i9s a reliable sedan with comfortable seating for five. I’ve found myself in that situation at least a few times. Trial-and-error has led me to develop an informal system for defining project requirements and evaluating and comparing candidate themes before making a commitment. In this…
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How to Rank a Brand New Website: 8 Effective SEO tips

eCommerce
This article was contributed by Rintu Biswas. Google is not merely a search engine but a search expert that answers all your questions in a single click. Using a secret formula and a set of methods Google decides which web pages should come up on the first page of web results so that users can find the best results relevant to their search. Ranking a brand new website is a hard job, but by following Google’s guideline a new website can improve its ranking and traffic. Though you may not rank first in search engines for now, there is always scope for improvement. You will know how to rank a brand new website from the 8 effective tips given below: 1. Ensure your site is super-fast Having a website that is…
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Why Content is the New SEO

Why Content is the New SEO

eCommerce
In the last few years, Google has really stepped up its game when it comes to the algorithm its search engine uses. The company has made enormous improvements in its ability to (mechanically) discover the quality of the content its serves to its users. For many SEO experts, this trend has been the source of much stress -- they've seen techniques that were widely used by the community become ineffective in a very short timespan. [author_more] However, for those professionals who sincerely want to add value to their customers, these changes are actually positive. With the decline of murky SEO techniques, those who invest their effort in producing high-quality content are going to find it easy to win the search engine optimization game. Why Content is the New SEO I…
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A Beginner’s Guide To Creating A WordPress Website

eCommerce
Earlier this year, WordPress passed the 24% mark, running almost a quarter of all websites — and for good reason. It has a loyal user base and scores of dedicated developers who bring better features to the system year round. This article is for those of you who either are new to WordPress or are regular users who want to learn about the best way to run a WordPress website. We’ll be learning about working with domains, installing WordPress, managing content and using great plugins and themes to secure our website and make our content shine. The post A Beginner’s Guide To Creating A WordPress Website appeared first on Smashing Magazine. ---- Shared via my feedly reader
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What Should You Sell in Your eCommerce Store?

eCommerce
I recently did a Reddit AMA on dropshipping eCommerce, and the most frequently asked question was “What should I sell online?” So I decided to write a guide on how to choose the products to sell in you store. And, I mean literally to sell, not to just have in your store. [author_more] You can import dozens of products into your store in minutes, but the tricky part is knowing which products you should use in your marketing campaigns, feature on the front page of your store, and include in your promotional emails. These main products that you are going to focus on are called ‘Alpha Products’. These are the products that bring the traffic to your store. After you know the Alpha Products, it takes no time to fill…
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WordPress vs Website Builders, don’t let decision paralysis get to you

Design, eCommerce, Wordpress
I don’t include Wordpress in the website builder guide because Wordpress isn’t a website builder. Instead, Wordpress is a content management system (CMS). CMS’s like Wordpress are powerful but have a learning curve. Website builders are less powerful but easier to use. The tradeoff looks something like this: So should you use Wordpress or a website builder to build a website? There is only one answer: it depends— mostly on you. This article will provide an overview of what I see as the major differences between website builders and Wordpress. By the end, I hope you’ll have an idea of what’s right for you! Ease of Use Good website builders like Weebly are easy to use. They have visual page editors that allow you to drag-and-drop elements around your website:…
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Should You Hire A Web Designer Or Use a Web Builder?

Should You Hire A Web Designer Or Use a Web Builder?

Design, eCommerce
Web builders are basically a magic toolbox for non-web designers. What was once out of people’s reach can now be grasped with just little effort. But there are things that web builders can’t do that web designers can. The question now is, should you hire a web designer to make your website for you or just use a web builder and build it yourself? Web builders like Wix, IMCreator, Weebly, and Jigsy have helped millions of people create websites easily, even without Photoshop or coding experience. For people with small website needs, these tools are of great help. There are many web builders that have popped up in the last couple of years and people can just drag and drop and launch their sites within a day. In the same…
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6 SEO Trends to Watch for in 2016

eCommerce
These days, we often hear that SEO is no longer an important part of marketing your business. But don’t be fooled — it’s still important, and like many web skills, you can’t learn the ropes once and call it a day. SEO rules and search engine algorithms change year after year. Following the latest changes and making the necessary changes to your site is a no-brainer. [author_more] This year, search engine optimization will be as powerful as ever, but search engines are getting smarter — and it’s harder than ever to use dodgy tricks to fool them. SEO in 2016 isn't just about optimizing websites for search engines, but about making your site suitable for people. If you’re interested in what SEO will bring in 2016, here are six tips…
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