How Nate Friedman Went From 60-Hour Weeks to 4-Hour Days

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Nate Friedman started out as an electrical engineer in the steel industry, climbed the corporate ladder at a Fortune 50 company and eventually ran a real-estate listings startup that didn’t work out. He worked 10-hour-plus days, traveled constantly … [Continue reading]

Buying and Monetizing Exact Match Domains with Michael Jackness

Michael Jackness

Finding the right domain for your business can be a long process and one that requires a smart strategy. Questions abound when it comes to finding the right domain. Should you find an exact match domain? If your top choice is already claimed, should … [Continue reading]

8 Kickstarter Campaigns That Nailed It (And How You Can, Too)

Crowdsourcing

If you ask any inventor, designer or creative person what has stopped them from seeing a brilliant idea to fruition, the answer is always the same: money. But crowdfunding has changed all that. Thanks to sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, a really … [Continue reading]

6 Tips for Preventing Entrepreneurial Burnout

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As an entrepreneur, it is very easy to get caught in the trap of saying yes too often in an effort to chase down new opportunities. If you aren't careful to quell that entrepreneurial spirit from time to time, you'll inevitably hit the famous … [Continue reading]

Big City vs. Rural: Where Should You Run Your Business?

City Versus Country

Ever hear the saying, "Location, location, location!" Though it's a phrase coined by realtors hoping to move some fixer uppers in a prime neighborhood, even entrepreneurs are often stuck on where to run their business from. From networking … [Continue reading]

Building a Fashion Brand with Miracle Wanzo

Building a Fashion Brand

Building a fashion brand is hard. First of all, you need a lot of money and connections to be able to sell big brand name clothing. Secondly, it's difficult to design and produce your own fashion line. Perhaps more importantly, it's nearly … [Continue reading]

5 Reasons to Ignore Your Average Conversion Rate

Noise in eCommerce Conversion Rates

The conversion rate.  If you're anything like me, it's the single most important metric you look at next to revenue when checking analytics.  But buried in that seemingly straightforward number are all sorts of nasty deceptions. In this post … [Continue reading]

Mobilegeddon & Underrated SEO Techniques with Rand Fishkin of Moz

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Traditionally, most eCommerce owners have thought that creating original content is all that's needed to improve their SEO and increase their Google rankings. But in this data-driven world, innovative content alone is not enough to ensure the … [Continue reading]

How to Run Efficient, Highly Automated Warehouses

Running a Warehouse

So you decided to make the jump and own your own warehouse. You found the ideal location, built it out according to your specifications, finished stocking it, and your first order just came in. Now all you have to do is figure out how to run it, … [Continue reading]

A Beginner’s Guide to Setting Up a Warehouse

Warehouse Set Up

Drop shipping is quickly becoming a thing of the past, whether those of us that use the model like it or not. It's easier than ever to find economical and efficient ways to own the entire ordering process, from packing to shipping, by incorporating … [Continue reading]