The internet isn’t the wild frontier it used to be.
When it comes to selling products online these days, customers expect a premium checkout experience and your local tax office gets upset when it doesn’t receive its cut of the action.
That means your payment process, digital product delivery system, and tax collection methods are now crucial to doing good online business. Basically, you can’t risk half-assing them anymore.
All this is to say that simply slapping a “buy button” on your sales page and calling it a day probably won’t turn out well for your online business in the long run.
So you finally managed to finish your first eBook? That’s great...congratulations!
After all those months of struggling to turn your first writing idea into an info-product reality, it’s done and you’re ready to start reaping the benefits of your hard work with some online sales.
Now you just have to find a way to accept money from your audience and you’ll literally be in business.
The problem is that online payment systems can be complex and tough to integrate smoothly with your website. You’re also handling people’s credit card digits so it’s important to get this sales step right.
Read on to learn about the 3 major online payment systems (Stripe, PayPal and GumRoad) so you can launch your eBook now with the payment gateway that’s right for you.
Email is a powerful marketing tool and a mailing list is easily an online business' most valuable asset.
It makes sense, then, to ask yourself which one of the many email marketing tools available is "the best". Unfortunately, this question is difficult to answer. Email marketing tools tend to be highly complex and packed with features. Testing even one of them is time consuming and it's impossible to cover all possible business cases.
In this post, we'll use an 80/20 approach to compare some of the most popular email marketing tools out there. We will look at Active Campaign, Autopilot, ConvertKit and Drip and we'll be evaluating them by asking the toughest questions...
“114,585 leads in less than 30 days!”
“We collected over 100,000 new subscribers in our first month!”
“We gathered 20,000 leads in 14 days!”
These are the kinds of claims used to advertise viral giveaway or contest apps. When you read such statements, it’s easy to think that launching a viral contest might be all you need to boost your mailing list to the next level.
Well, in true ActiveGrowth fashion, we hosted our own viral giveaway to find out how effective this list building method can be.
Read on to see how it turned out for us and what we learned along the way...
It turns out that marketing teams and online business owners don’t have superhuman hearing when it comes to detecting whispers about their products and services online.
So how do they manage to always respond to comments every time their company or products are mentioned in blog posts or forum discussions or social media blasts?
Well, it’s not by manually scrounging for data on a daily basis.
Instead, they have automated tools that listen to buzz on the internet for them.
Now, you might think a fancy automated monitoring system costs a monthly fortune to deploy and would be super complicated to setup...but you’d be wrong!
The leading keyword monitoring tools are FREE and only take a few moments to get up and running.
If you have an online business, this quick post will teach you how to start listening to the internet to help manage your brand and product perception in real-time to boost your online authority and make more sales!Continue reading
If you search for "marketing automation", you might experience some heart palpitations when you start looking at prices. The big marketing automation players like Marketo, Pardot and Hubspot all have pricing plans that range from hundreds of dollars a month to the ominous "contact us". Clearly geared towards large enterprises, rather then scrappy startups.
But don't let that discourage you. Marketing automation is a cornerstone of any successful online business and in this post, you'll discover the tools that are suitable solopreneurs, digital nomads and small teams.Continue reading
If you run an online business, you know how much it sucks to schedule meeting after meeting, across multiple timezones, through your email.
Here's a typical back-and-forth email scheduling thread you're probably much too familiar with...Continue reading
No-Hands SEO is a desktop-based Windows program that promises to take all of the work out of search engine optimization. It’s supposed to do so by automating the backlink building or “off-page” part of SEO. Beyond that, it’s not all that clear what exactly the software does, if the sales-page is all you have to go by.
Read this review to see what this product is all about and to learn whether or not it’s worth investing in.
Take a look around at a few blogs and discussion forums about SEO and you’ll quickly find many recommendations for some backlink building automation tool or another. It’s clear that if you’re looking to get websites ranked systematically, you should be using either software automation or outsourcing to help along the way. While many link-building tools have been discussed an recommended in great detail, individually, the question that remains is: how do they actually compare to each other? Out of all the options, which product is the best one to use?
In this roundup review, that’s the very question we shall aim to answer. Read on to see a complete comparison of Article Marketing Robot, Magic Submitter, Rank Builder 2.0, SEnuke X, SEOLinkRobot, SERPAssist and Sick Submitter.
Building backlinks is a chore. A very necessary chore, if you like to get some Google traffic. SEOLinkRobot joins the ranks of software tools that aim to make backlink building a lot easier and quicker and in this review, we’ll take a close look at how it aims to do so.
Is SEOLR a serious competitor and will it help you get your sites ranked more easily than ever before? Or is it just “yet another” mediocre link-building tool?
Read on to find out.
Sick Marketing’s Sick Submitter is “yet another” automated link-building software and it, just as many tools like it, build backlinks to your sites by doing various content submissions and creating forum profiles. However, as you’ll soon see, while Sick Submitter is similar in principle, to many of it’s competitors, it’s at the same time a completely different beast…
What exactly does Sick Submitter do and is is it better, worse or just different, compared to the competition? Read on for all the details.
Welcome to this Rank Builder 2.0 review. Rank Builder is a Windows-based desktop program that builds various types of backlinks automatically. It does so, as many similar tools, by automating submissions of articles to article directories and free blogs, automatically creating social bookmarking links and much more.
In this review, we’ll take a look at exactly what this software is capable of and test how well it does what it’s supposed to do.