The internet is a great place to do almost anything: make connections, share stories, shop, or run a business. But there’s a risk associated with using the internet, too. You can be the victim of scams designed to gather your personal information, banking information, or anything else you put on the internet. Even when you think your information is safe, there’s no way to be completely sure who has access to it now—or who will gain access to it later. [Read more…]
Mobile technology has grown rapidly over the last few years. Today, 94% of the US population has a smartphone. That’s a big number, especially when you consider that only 73% of US citizens have access to a home computer. In 2017, those numbers are predicted to get even farther apart.
Bloggers who choose to invest in mobile technology, even if it’s a small investment, will see the benefits. In fact, this year is predicted to be the year that we see a significant number of bloggers, large and small, make the shift to a focus on mobile. [Read more…]
The magic of WordPress is already famous and known throughout the world. Anyone who has ever wanted to create a website, like a personal blog, or their own business, has heard of how easy and effortless it is to use WordPress, without any kind of advanced technical knowledge about web design or coding. It is a literal dream come true for so many. And not only that, the fact that this platform is so huge and contains a large collection of various themes, styles, templates and plugins, gives it an edge and makes it a pleasure to use.
While the myth of millennial entrepreneur – independent startup owner with a promising new app – is still alive and well, the truth is that this generation is on its way to becoming the least entrepreneurial generation in US history. The statistics are there to back it up. A Wall Street Journal analysis of data gathered by Federal Reserve reveals that the share of business owners under 30 has fallen by 65% in the last 24 years.
On the opposite side, large companies like American Express have stated that “Millennials Could Be the Most Entrepreneurial Generation Ever“, but seemingly, the overall problem is that many young people view entrepreneurship as a state of mind. As a matter of fact, according to the editor-in-chief of the popular MiLLENNiAL magazine, around 60% of young adults consider themselves entrepreneurs and astonishing 90% recognize it as a mentality. Therefore, in order to keep up with the past generations, young millennial entrepreneurs have to put a lot of more work. [Read more…]
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…]