• Marketing Strategy

    Filtering Your Ecommerce Photos is a Mistake

    Without a doubt, the barrier to worldwide commerce has been lowered – if not destroyed – by the internet. Data from Statista anticipates a 246.15% increase in worldwide ecommerce sales, from $1.3 trillion in 2014 to $4.5 trillion in 2021. That’s a nearly threefold lift in online revenue. The idea of a local tribe trading goods and services exclusively is long gone. Now, we can buy everything from snow to an original poster for the 1932 movie, Freaks with the click of a button. An analysis by Slice Intelligence found that, in 2016, 43% of all US online retail sales were done through Amazon. Not only that, but many third-party brands leveraged the retail giant’s…

  • Q&A Series

    Under what circumstances would it be appropriate to turn down business from an existing or potential client?

    This question is a part of my Free Q&A Series where I answer questions posed by entrepreneurs around the world on sites like Quora, Clarity, and various freelancing forums. Knowing when to accept or turn down work is an essential skill for freelancers or contractors. Most of the time, our clients are easy to work with and the job goes fairly smoothly. Other times, however, it is best to avoid them altogether. Some examples of when you may want to turn down business from an existing client or potential client would be: A conflict of interest A job/project outside your skillset A lack of time on your part to take…

  • Q&A Series

    What’s your most valuable advice for startups?

    This question is a part of my Free Q&A Series where I answer questions posed by entrepreneurs around the world on sites like Quora, Clarity, and various freelancing forums. Startups are volatile, emotional, stressful, rewarding, and overwhelming – all at the same time. Too often, they fail for a few simple reasons: Pride Not understanding the problem your audience is facing Not understanding your role in solving that problem For founders of startups, I recommend: Have crystal clear core values: What do you stand for as an organization, what don’t you stand for? It may seem strange to put this before “business” advice, but your company culture will start to take shape…

  • Website Migration from One Host to Another Host
    Off Topic

    Moving My Website From One Host to Another

    There are more than 3,500,000 Google search results for moving my website from one host to another host. For website owners and operators, this is a serious question. One that is packed with technical steps, detailed processes, and a specific order of operations – mess any of them up and your website could stop working altogether. Seriously, moving website hosts is a tedious and frustrating ordeal for those of us who don’t do it on a daily basis. I ran into this about 8 months ago when I was so fed up with our old website host that I started exploring alternatives. In truth, the idea of having to move our…

  • Q&A Series

    What is the best tool/platform to use to make an online course?

    This question is a part of my Free Q&A Series where I answer questions posed by entrepreneurs around the world on sites like Quora, Clarity, and various freelancing forums. Congrats on preparing to launch your online course. From personal experience, I know that they are a fun and lucrative way to grow your business and your brand. There are a few approaches to hosting your online course. There are options like Teachable and Thinkific – both are solid choices. They are both on the easier-to-setup end of the spectrum. I recommend them for your MVP (Minimum Viable Product) to test your theory or prove your concept. The ease of use…

  • How to Start a Business Online
    Content & Inbound Marketing

    How to Build an Online Business With Little to No Experience

    [et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ background_color=”#fbfcfd” admin_label=”Medium-styled Post Title and Meta” _builder_version=”3.0.89″][et_pb_row admin_label=”Post Title and Meta” _builder_version=”3.0.89″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_post_title date=”off” categories=”off” comments=”off” featured_image=”off” admin_label=”Post Title and Author Information” _builder_version=”3.0.89″ title_font=”|700|||||||” title_text_align=”center” title_font_size=”28px” title_text_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.8)” title_line_height=”1.3em” meta_font=”||||||||” meta_text_align=”center” meta_font_size=”18px” meta_text_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.8)” meta_line_height=”1.8em”][/et_pb_post_title][et_pb_post_title title=”off” meta=”off” admin_label=”Featured Image” _builder_version=”3.0.89″ title_font=”|700|||||||” title_text_align=”center” title_font_size=”28px” title_text_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.8)” title_line_height=”1.3em” meta_font=”||||||||” meta_text_align=”center” meta_font_size=”18px” meta_text_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.8)” meta_line_height=”1.8em”][/et_pb_post_title][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.89″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.89″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Blog Post Body” _builder_version=”3.0.89″ max_width=”800px” custom_margin=”|||10%”] First, congratulations on your entrepreneurial spirit and desire to get started with business online. Yes! It is entirely possible to build an online business with little to no experience. Getting started with a business online can be daunting. In fact, starting a business of…