I dislike buzzwords as much as the next person (maybe a bit more), but when I heard the word “expat-preneur”, I have to admit that my curiosity was aroused.
According to market research firm eMarketer, e-commerce sales will go beyond $3.5 trillion over the next five years, demonstrating the monumental money making potential the Internet can afford. But while today’s online world enables businesses to sell their products and services on a global scale, some entrepreneurs have made money off the web itself.
Recognising the future power and potential of the Internet, a number of visionary people registered lots of .com domain names in the early nineties. Therefore, when multinational corporations wanted to claim the company’s name or another unique URL as their web address, they would have to pay the owner of the domain thousands, if not millions for the privilege. [Read more…]
It is official – virtual currencies today are as big as ever. Do yourself a favor and check an online currency converter to find out how much 1 bitcoin (BTC) is now worth in dollars. Convinced yet?
Bitcoins are probably the most popular virtual currency on the internet today. It can be used to make online payments, buy physical products, or even withdraw cash from a bitcoin ATM. You may also be interested in mining for bitcoins, blogging about them, or simply investing in virtual currencies to leverage the increasing price of bitcoins. [Read more…]
To sustain your online shop, you need to find ways to market your products to your audience, convert leads into customers, and cultivate relationships with them to turn them into long-lasting advocates of your brand. Not to mention, you need to track your sales and manage your financing to ensure that your items and earnings match up to your inventory and profits.
Running your retail business by yourself by following the process above without any prior experience is not ideal. You end up spreading yourself thinly and end up not doing enough on all. Even with help from your team, there is still a risk of getting things wrong, which is something that you want to prevent from happening if you are still starting out.
Therefore, focus on growing your online store in the most efficient way possible by using these amazing tools at your disposal. [Read more…]
Are you using a free WordPress theme? Have you been wanting a premium theme but couldn’t afford one? If you didn’t win our last giveaway, here’s another chance.
Allow us to help you this week, thanks to Themely, a new kid on the WordPress theme block. They’ve just released their first premium theme, Integral, and they want to spread the love to bloggers who use WordPress. [Read more…]
Your blog is your happy place and it can make you feel like the rest of the world and your daily problems are far away. But we know that your day job always manages to eat a little bit too much of your time and you are left with little or no space for blogging. If only they made days longer than 24 hours, this would all be easily fixable.
Rest assured that there are ways to get you back to writing that permit you to rock your day job every single day. As you might imagine, they do take quite a bit of effort, strict discipline, and steady determination, but if you love your blog as much as we think you do, you’ll be able to muster enough strength easily. [Read more…]
There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? It happened on social media.
The buzz surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film in the Star Wars saga, had been building for quite some time. Upon its release, it delivered. To put it mildly. Thus far the list of box office records its steamrolled includes the biggest worldwide opening of all time, the highest-grossing film of all time in the US and Canada, and the fastest film to gross $1 billion, taking just 12 days to reach that massive amount. [Read more…]
If you’re reading this article, then your site or sites are probably optimized exclusively for the English-speaking audience. You’ve also probably never considered translating your website to cater to the non-English speaking audience. By the end of this article, you will come to realize why you’ve been missing out big time.
Some people might think that English is the primary language of the internet as well as the entire world of online commerce. But the truth is; English is only spoken by 32.8% of the entire online community. And as the competition gets smaller, this measly number gets even smaller. [Read more…]
New Year. New start.
That’s how it usually goes, doesn’t it? And, perhaps you are thinking along the same lines when it comes to your blogging endeavors. You may not be planning on dropping your current blog, but the idea of entering a new niche is not uncommon at the start of a new year.
While one of the major factors when choosing a new niche to enter is profitability, choosing a niche based on its impact on society is great way to go. If your way of thinking is aligned with the latter, then here are some ideas for a blog niche that will make a difference. [Read more…]
It’s a worst case scenario for a freelancer. After spending valuable time and energy completing a project to your client’s exact specifications, they drop contact as soon as your invoice hits their desk. Ordinary employees have numerous protections granted to them under the law, but the legal waters are murkier for independent contractors.
If a client doesn’t pay up, what are your options? Here are a few points to consider. [Read more…]