In today’s Internet-driven world, online sales are just as vital to a company as real-life sales. In many instances, businesses will actually make more money selling goods from a website than they will from walk-in customers.
When you consider that almost one-third of people in the United States shop online every week, that’s a lot of money your digital store may be missing.
So, what can be done to increase online sales? Can a small business make waves in the digital ocean of commerce? I’ve seen the smallest single-person idea from a garage grow to a multi-chain network across the United States all from online sales.
Yes, I can see someone succeeding in cyberspace when it comes to sales. Once you invest in great web hosting, it all becomes a matter of effort to drive success. Continue reading “13 Brilliant Strategies that will Increase your Online Sales”
Being successful in today’s digital world relies heavily on the software you use. While some things can make the small business more efficient, others can be a drain on resources. As a result, you need to find the best productivity apps you can.
Whether you’re running a small business from home or have an office downtown somewhere, the right apps can make all the difference. Continue reading “19 Best Productivity Apps Every Small Business Should Try”
A lot of people would love to start an online business. Unfortunately, not everyone has the capital to go as big as they’d like when setting it up. However, many people will start one with having little or no money. All it takes is determination, motivation and a willingness to learn as you go.
This isn’t saying that business education is a waste of time. On the contrary, a good education could be worth the investment. However, not everyone has the funds to go back to school let alone start a business. Continue reading “15 Useful Things to Know to Start an Online Business with No Money”
Hiring freelance professionals has potential to save your business a great deal of money. From filing company documents online to blog writers, there are a slew of people waiting to work for your organization. Since the online market for these individuals is so great, it’s exceptionally easy to fill a variety of positions while paying less. Below are eight helpful resources you can use today to find freelancers to help your business grow. Continue reading “8 Helpful Resources to Find Freelancers and Why You Should Consider It”
The Internet of Things refers to the technology in many electronics that use online access for sharing information. Many people use these devices on a daily basis whether it’s wearable technology for monitoring health or the smartphone in their pockets that act as a mobile office. Devices such as smart-enabled appliances connect businesses to a world of access such as sending an email to a printer on the other side of the planet. It’s this intricate web of Internet connectivity of these products that defines what is IoT. Continue reading “Internet of Things (IoT): What Is It and How Is It Affecting Your Business?”
A lot of online businesses fail because owners don’t put time management strategies into effect in order to build success. Too many will convince themselves that all it takes is two to three hours per week in order to generate a strong revenue. Unfortunately, this is far from being accurate. Although few people may experience this kind of success, an online business platform needs time invested in order to flourish. Don’t assume that you’ll be an instant success if you post a few products and start a marketing campaign. Continue reading “9 Popular Time Management Strategies You Should Consider For Your Business”
Some industries have a relatively obvious target consumer. While getting sales from these individuals is relatively easy, the amount of money you’re making could be less than ideal. So, how do you go about widening your target market in a successful manner? By implementing unique and creative ways to sell your products. Continue reading “Can Your Business Sell Ice to An Eskimo?”
An online business gives you a great deal of freedom, but it’s not without its own set of complications. While almost anyone can immediately get started running their own organization, it will take a bit of work to keep it running. There’s a big difference between starting a business and maintaining a successful one. In the United States, most start-up businesses will fail within the first 12 months of operation. We recently discussed the benefits and drawbacks of running a small business from home. Here are eight things you need to know if you want to make sure you don’t become part of that statistic. Continue reading “Think You’re Cut Out for Running Your Own Business? Here Are 8 Things You Should Know”
Displaying online consumer reviews on the website can help strengthen the business. It’s a platform that gives virtually anyone a voice to express their experiences. Regardless if these reviews are good or bad, putting them out in the open demonstrates that your organization values communication. Although some business owners may be intimidated by the fact of meeting negative comments head on, reviews from previous customers can prove to be greatly beneficial in any context. As we discussed in a recent article about 7 actionable ways to increase web conversion rates, customer reviews inspire people to spend money and boost the reputation of your brand. The following are four strategic reasons why and how these reviews play such an integral role in the future of the company. Continue reading “4 Strategic Reasons Why You Should Place Online Consumer Reviews on Your Website”
Branding is a vital component of any business practice. It plays a dominant role in sales as well as recognition. It’s how consumers see your company, which is an ever-growing concern thanks to the Internet. Although it’s relatively easy to build a trustworthy business online, it can be equally as easy to lose that reputation. When preparing to face the future, learn what worked for creating a positive influence in local and online consumers. Continue reading “5 Important Business Branding Lessons We Learned From 2015”