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Why I Chose SkillShare

Why I Chose SkillShare

Why I Chose SkillShare
14
OCTOBER, 2018
Web Development
WordPress

Skillshare offers more than 18,000 video courses covering pretty much any skill. It isn’t important if you work a 9 to 5 job and simply need to learn some new skills that your boss recommended during the yearly performance review, or, if you want to start a side hustle of building websites but need specialist guidance to help improve your understanding of how to advertise your services online.

Who is Skillshare for?

Skillshare is perfect for entrepreneurs who want to improve their skills: whether creative skills, business skills, marketing skills, or otherwise. They also have quite a selection on Internet Marketing and design, and web development, and other things.

Most classes are one hour or less, which makes learning a skill easy and convenient. All courses are self-guided, so you can complete the classes on your own time.

In addition to self-guided classes, you can also participate in projects that reinforce the class materials. If you prefer to learn in a group or want some additional accountability to ensure you finish a course, Skillshare offers workshops to interact with your teacher and fellow classmates.

Some of the workshops include learning how to boost your Instagram followers by 1,000 followers. You can even take a productivity workshop that will help you maximize your time at your day job or side hustle.

 

Learn Everything About Website Management

Perhaps you’re a bit rusty with your personal computer skills and you have to find out more about website management to market your website. If that’s the case, you should think about these hot Skillshare Courses :

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Social Media Optimization
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Google Analytics

By choosing a 1 hour class on Google Analytics, you are able to learn from a specialist and even finish the course project to fortify your abilities. In this way, the next time you get Analytics in work it’s possible to say to yourself with assurance, “I understand the way to do so!”

How Much Does Skillshare Cost?

Quite a few Skillshare courses are offered free of charge, however, you’ll have to pay a monthly subscription to receive unlimited use of all 18,000+ courses, jobs, and workshops. As a faithful Well Kept Wallet prepared, you receive two FREE weeks of membership to get complete access to all 18,000+ courses.

You will enjoy all the benefits of Skillshare Premium. Being a premium member lets you watch the classes offline, without ads (which the free classes have), and enroll in as many courses as you can possibly watch.

After the two-month free premium membership finishes, there are two different plans to continue receiving Skillshare Premium access:

Annual

$99 billed once a year ($8.25 per month)

Monthly

$15 billed monthly ($180 annually)

I still think Skillshare is a valuable place to get inexpensive and high-quality education. In my opinion, their 60-day free trial is still one of the best deals online for free online business classes. Many of the courses are university-equivalent courses (in my opinion), so $100 to access thousands of courses for one year in comparison to $1000 to access one University course for 8-16 weeks is a MEGA DEAL!

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How to Choose the Best E-commerce Platform for Startups?

How to Choose the Best E-commerce Platform for Startups?

How to Choose the Best E-commerce Platform for Startups?

03

MAY, 2018

Reviews, Web Development

E-commerce platform is an essential topic for entrepreneur and businesses want to sell on the Internet. We will be discussing the tips you need to choose the right service to host your store.

What can a good e-commerce platform offer?

Pay special attention to the elements that can help you improve the shopping experience of your users and, as a result, increase your sales.

 

 

Accessible support

Before choosing your e-commerce platform, find out about the proposed support service and the average response time for each request. This kind of information can be found within e-commerce owner groups and on claim sites. Do not forget to do this market research because you will need adequate support when you encounter problems related to your virtual store.

Product search bar

The user can find your store through an ad, when searching for a particular product or go to your site’s homepage after an indication from a friend and messages on social networks. Whatever the trajectory of this consumer, search procedures must be intuitive so that he can filter the products according to his interest and know the options available in your store and make a well-informed purchase.

Breakdown of products by categories

Another feature that favors visitor navigation is the distribution of products by category. In the case of an online clothing store, it is much easier for consumers to find, for example, a dress if the items are put together in a specific menu, instead of having to look at all the items in the store. This situation gets worse if the user purchases a mobile phone.

Most people choose to buy online under the option of shopping without leaving home

One-click purchase

Most people choose to buy online under the option of shopping without leaving home, work or transit, saving time, avoiding waiting in the stores and run away queues at the time of payment. The purchase process of your e-commerce must be automated and simple so that the buyer makes his purchase quickly and be distracted and eventually abandon the product.

Product Suggestions Based on Previous Purchases

This feature is not only useful for providing a complete shopping experience for customers, but it also increases your average shopping cart. In other words, it’s a win-win relationship, where the customer wins, because he can discover other items that add value to the product he’s already purchased, and you Earn too because you have the opportunity to make more sales.

SEO tools

To be spotted by new customers, your e-commerce must be at the top of organic search results, since 33% of people click on the first page of the results list. This means a continuous optimization work that “shows” search engines that the content on your page is relevant to the thousands of users who search every day.

This job will be easier if your platform already has basic SEO tools. In addition to an attractive visual, your online store must offer text formatting options, easy-to-use URLs, and easy integration with tools such as Google Analytics.

Integration with email marketing tools

Email marketing is still the simplest and cheapest way to develop your relationship with customers. Another idea that can help you increase your sales over the long term is to offer discounts to people who are making new registrations, as these people can receive quality content until they feel comfortable buy something in your store.

Multiple payment options

Sometimes the customer wants to buy a product, but the purchase exceeds the allowed threshold for the card. The same goes for stores that only accept cash payment. So make sure your buyer has as many payment options as possible, so you do not lose a conversion because you do not want to offer a payment method.

What are the types of e-commerce platform?

  1. Open Source Platform

Open source platforms are open source systems whose functionality and layouts can be modified according to the needs of the merchant. According to this model, there are no license fees or monthly expenses, which is good for the entrepreneur who does not have to invest a lot of money. However, to get the most out of these platforms, you need to have programming skills.

  1. Non-free platform

While the non-free platform works unlike the open source system, that is, the entrepreneur does not have access to the source code of his page and can only customize what the platform allows, usually features related to the visual of the page.

Despite this limitation, this is the best option for novice entrepreneurs because the platform supports the entire technical part of your e-commerce and you can focus on more practical issues, such as inventory management.

  1. Licensed platform

In the case of a licensed e-commerce platform, the entrepreneur/company buys a license to use the source code developed by others. This is the best option for companies that have a team with technical knowledge to support the construction and maintenance of the virtual store.

My Favourite E-Commerce Platform

If you are reading this text very carefully, you already know what an excellent e-commerce platform should offer, but you may still have doubts about the service to choose, after all, there are several options available on the market. To help you, these are some of my favourite platforms out there:

WooCommerce

The best platform out of all my pick, WooCommerce is an open source plugin that allows you to turn a website, developed on WordPress, into an online store with an easy-to-use interface (and navigate!) One of the main advantages of WooCommerce is that the virtual store and all data are yours since you do not use a third-party platform to make your products available.

Magento

I have developed a marketpalce for Stock VR 360 Videos as part of my initial project with the current company I’m working for.

Magento is the most widely used open source platform for e-commerce in the world, with more than 260,000 stores published. It offers a more robust service than its competitors because it allows the personalization of all elements of your e-commerce, which ensures the absence of other stores like yours.

However, it is not very recommended for entrepreneurs with no technical knowledge, as it has many features that can be confusing for those who have no experience in creating online stores.

Shopify

A rising popular e-commerce platform in my opinion, Shopify is easily customizable for different business purposes. It offers customization options for your store, integration with varying methods of payment, and can also be used to create a store on Facebook. You will have access to a free trial period, ideal to know if the service suits you.

Conclusion

You can better learn about e-commerce platform by researching competitor’s portfolios. This will allow you to identify the critical features offered and how they can be used to enhance your buyer’s experience.  Feel free to give your inputs on the comments below of what you think about e-commerce platforms and its unique functionalities. 

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Siteground vs Dreamhost 2018

SiteGround vs DreamHost 2018

29

APRIL, 2018

Reviews

Choosing the right web hosting service is the very first step for those who want to build a new website. If you do not know where to start, finding one for the right price with the right set of features is close to an impossible mission.

More experienced webmasters will agree that switching hosting sites is an excruciating process-which should, if possible, be avoided at all costs. Below are the differences between Siteground and Dream Host:

SITEGROUND

This is one of the most respected web hosting service providers on the market. SiteGround is an affordable web-shared hosting plan. This plan costs $3.95 per month, supports a domain to be registered for free, an unlimited amount of web space and traffic, as well as an unlimited number of sub domains. It also allows freedom for unlimited FTP accounts with brilliant FTP management and unlimited MySQL databases.

Features

Self-installation

After registering for an account with SiteGround, you will be presented with the configuration wizard. SiteGround is proud of its in-house site configuration tool that supports a variety of blogs and CMS platforms, as well as a multitude of shopping carts and e-commerce solutions.

In addition to speeding up the initial process of setting up a website (especially, WordPress), allowing SiteGround to install the appropriate blogging software automatically brings another discrete benefit – it also updates the software/platform automatically.

CPanel

CPanel is a highly acclaimed private control panel web hosting that provides its users with the tools necessary to manage the hosting of an active website. Many web hosting services will pay extra for Cpanel; some do not even offer it. SiteGround offers for free, even with their entry-level hosting plan – and that is a blessing.

Support

And if you still have unanswered questions, Site Ground’s customer support team is available all around the clock, every day of the year through their ticketing system, by phone or by live chat.

Speed

It is common knowledge that shared accommodation is often slow. SiteGround curbs this issue by having 3 data centers on three different continents (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific). This allows your website to load faster.

siteground Pros

  •  Unlimited disk space
  • The speed and performance is encouraging
  • 24/7 support
  • Globally oriented

siteground cons

  • Their Overall Pricing Point comes with a different cap
  • They limit disk space across all their shared plans – instead of databases or domains.

DREAMHOST

This is a well-known web host with 100% uptime. DreamHost is an award-winning company, and one of the oldest hosting companies on the market, so they are true pros when it comes to providing you with quality web hosting with loads of benefits, features and features.

This service offers shared hosting, VPS and dedicated subscriptions with a 14-day free trial period so you can explore what DreamHost has to offer before diving head-first.

A lot of great features at DreamHost

Many hosts offer unlimited features, and DreamHost is no exception – you will not have a limit on bandwidth, space, e-mail accounts, hosted domains, MySQL database 5 and lots of other options. It’s already a lot of positives, and it’s just the beginning. Other interesting technical features at DreamHost are free domain registration, compatibility with many code languages (PHP5, Perl, Python, etc.), daily statistics, one-click installation of modules, platforms and various solutions, etc.

You’ll also get $100 credit for promotional campaigns with Google AdWords. The most interesting of all the benefits is that DreamHost offers a guaranteed uptime of 100%. Just that, it beats all web hosting companies or almost, but it’s a hell of responsibility on their shoulders.

VPS / Dedicated

The majority of DreamHost users report a fluid and intuitive experience with clear navigation menus, available help buttons, and precise instructions.

 

Support

Technical support at DreamHost is perfect for advanced users, but not for novices. They get points for their Wiki and very comprehensive discussion forums, as well as a very active blog and Twitter feed. They do not offer telephone support or chat, and this is a disadvantage.

This can be frustrating, especially when you have a problem. However, they are committed to responding to your emails within 24 hours, and many users are happy with the technical support of DreamHost support.

 

Pricing

Many hosting companies have a subscription type for new accounts, and one for renewals. DreamHost is no exception but offers discounts for contracts of up to 10 years. Their shared subscription does not provide an eCommerce solution, so you’ll have to use its CafeCommerce for $30 a month.

If your site is experiencing significant growth, their subscriptions with VPS and dedicated servers will allow you not to change host. Plus, you can do a free trial for 97 days. On the other hand, if you cancel your subscription after these 97 days, you will still have to pay the “free” domain.

dreamhost Pros

  • Practical cPanel interface
  • 100% uptime guaranteed
  • Two weeks trial and guarantee satisfied or refunded for 97 days
  • Full of unlimited features
  • The possibility of growth at the same time as your business
  • Eco-friendly at the energy level

dreamhost cons

  • More expensive than others
  • No phone/live chat
  • The ECommerce subscription is not offered on shared hosting

Conclusion

If you are looking for a reliable web host with a big presence on the web Siteground is a perfect option, DreamHost is also a viable option because this site is hosted on Siteground platform. You will be disappointed if no one is on the phone or chat in case you need quick support for Dreamhost.

SiteGround is proving to be one of the best website hosts available today, with their brilliant customer support and a superb range of features. And it’s affordable too – you can start with just $ 3.95 a month with no setup fees and free domain registration.

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SiteGround Customer Service (March 2018)

SiteGround Customer Service (March 2018)

SiteGround Customer Service (March 2018)
01
APRIL, 2018
Reviews
I can’t emphasize enough that SiteGround, the hosting company that I used for all my clients, have one of the best customer services to date. To those who are still sitting on the fence, read on..
For March 2018 itself, SiteGround has a collective 30 full 5-star rating on their customer services reps. What does that tell us? They are simply awesome guys!

Stunning – really helpful, ultra-polite – very happy indeed!

– Alun Hill

“Excellent service! Very helpful and explained everything really well. Highly recommended. Thank you for all your help, Nevelina K” – Lindsey Waterson
I can go on and on with the positive reviews SiteGround has on their page. You can check it out here: Real SiteGround Reviews by Our Customers

Support is one of the crucial factor I signed up for SiteGround Hosting. I am not afraid to recommend SiteGround because I know my clients or readers are safe in their hands. Each of their customer service reps takes ownership of their cases. Something you might find lacking from other hosting companies.

At only $5.95/month, I use the GrowBig account (which I personally think is awesome enough) and already I felt like my sites are all taken care of. The reason why I said so is that of their professionalism in the hosting web space. Each representative is well-trained and groomed to serve. You will feel a sense of belonging when you signed for SiteGround.
Being an affiliate for SiteGround, I highly recommend them to other hosting companies. I only promote a product if I truly believe its perks and benefits to end users. I have used Hostgator and BeyondHosting before. Nothing beats the hell out of SiteGround. That’s how confident I am.
Web Hosting

In my personal opinion, SiteGround customer service excellence has improved its public persona and definitely strengthens its brand. They have solidified its brand in the minds of those searching for their products, services and information.

Nuff said! If you feel convinced from my post, I would appreciate if you make the purchase via my affiliate link. I am glad to assist you in the process of signing up. Check out Step by step process on signing up for SiteGround.

Have a great day folks! Laters!

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