Know Your Keywords

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BigCommerce has a nice article highlighting 6 things you can do now to maximize your store for the holidays.  A bit of a Christmas in July primer to gear up for great sales in the upcoming holiday season.  Ecommerce SEO: 6 tips to maximize Black Friday & Cyber Monday traffic.  Although I think this is an informative article with solid tips, I don't think it's written for the novice or … [Read more...]

If you Build it Will they Come? 3 EASY Ways to Get More Visitors

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I've already led with a cheesy movie reference, so let me throw around some more clichés...if I had a nickel for every person who asked me why they weren't getting any business on their new store, yep, you got it - I'd be rich.  Many people mistakenly believe that setting up your store is the hard work it takes to have a successful business.  Unfortunately, it's just the beginning.  I know, you … [Read more...]

Download 40 free Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day images at Big Commerce

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Love this freebie from BigCommerce - 40 FREE Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day graphics for your site or store.  So easy to use and they have lots of different options to match lots of different color schemes!  You can find the  free Valentine’s and Presidents’ Day images and download the zip file here: http://info.bigcommerce.com/free-valentines-images-2014   … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Guide to Dropshipping from Shopify

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Looking to build a successful online business? This comprehensive guide from shopify covers everything you need to know about running a dropshipping business. From their website "This is the most detailed and thorough guide to dropshipping you'll find anywhere. No scams or sales pitches here – just the honest truth, written by folks who have used dropshipping to create large, successful ecommerce … [Read more...]

Is Pinterest Worth the Time?

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According to Josh Dunlop at Income Diary it is.  Let me warn you that this is a bit of a long read, and it does get semi-technical.  I LOVE numbers and data, if I can't see proof that something makes sense, I usually don't do it so it was nice to have some clear concise numbers that outlined why it makes sense to start pinning on Pinterest.  I'll admit that when Pinterest first came out I didn't … [Read more...]

Holiday Promotions Planning and Design Webinar from Constant Contact

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I have used Constant Contact for my mailing list for at least the last 6 years.  I have tried others out there and have found that Constant Contact is easier to use and causes me less headache than anything else I have tried, and I have tried both free mailing list managers as well as extremely pricey ones and have found no reason to change to something different.  One great feature of Constant … [Read more...]

3 Great Ideas to Lower Your Bounce Rate

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A great article on the Constant Contact blog about lowering your bounce rate and improving your sales.  It's so easy to miss these things and have people leave your site just as fast as they got there.  Case in point, I needed to order flowers online for my mother-in-law's birthday, I wanted to order them from site A but when I went to the site, there was so much going on that I became instantly … [Read more...]

FREE Business Card Template in Paisley

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Enjoy this freebie! You can download just the high res .jpg's and customize with your favorite photo editing software or if you need a free one pixlr.com is easy to use.  We use and love PSPrint for high quality printing at great prices.  Have fun!   … [Read more...]