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Espresso Yourself: A Seller's Guide to Mugs

Posted by Ngan Ton on Mar 6, 2019 7:57:51 AM

What’s better than a morning cup of joe or a fragrant cup of tea? How about a mug created specifically for your niche audience? Use this guide to customize your own mug creation with a silly saying or unforgettable imagery, then sell it to your niche audience

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Topics: Guides, Tips and Tactics, Print-on-Demand

5 Traits All Successful Ecommerce Businesses Share

Posted by Ngan Ton on Feb 28, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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Successful ecommerce businesses are not built on luck alone. At any given moment, there are at least a dozen competitors vying for consumer attention with products that offer little variation in aesthetics, price, and quality. And yet there's always a handful who manage to outdo the competition. What sets them apart?

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Topics: Tips and Tactics, Entrepreneurship

10 Best Tips to Work from Home Productively

Posted by Ngan Ton on Feb 20, 2019 8:30:00 AM

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Those familiar with the many joys of working from home (WFH)—whether you’re freelancing, self-employed, or telecommuting—must also be familiar with its many pitfalls.

Arguably the biggest benefit to WFH is the freedom to control when, how, and where you work. It's no wonder that studies show remote workers tend to be happier, healthier, and less likely to quit.

However, inviting work into your home can blur the boundary between your personal and professional lives. This can swing either way: you work way more than you need to or you become too comfortable and unproductive. 

So how are you supposed to avoid the trappings of either side? The key to WFH successfully is to create habits and spaces that help you focus. We know a thing or two about this part, so here are our 10 best tips to work from home productively.

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Topics: Tips and Tactics, Entrepreneurship

The Must-Know Tips for Achieving Work-Life Balance

Posted by Ngan Ton on Feb 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM
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For most of us, "work-life balance" seems to be a myth. We're constantly pulled in opposite directions to manage multiple work projects, nurture relationships with friends and family, and still pursue personal interests. This is not balance, and it's not healthy.
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Topics: Entrepreneurship

10 Tips for Keeping Your Business Resolutions

Posted by Ngan Ton on Feb 6, 2019 8:30:00 AM

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New Year's resolutions are a great way to make positive changes in your life, whether it's getting healthier, going to bed earlier, or spending less money. Similarly, they're a great opportunity for many business owners to start the year off strong.

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Topics: Tips and Tactics, Holidays, Entrepreneurship

Beat the Facebook Algorithm: How Groups Can Help Your Business Grow

Posted by Ngan Ton on Jan 30, 2019 7:49:35 AM

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Today, organic reach on Facebook is the stuff of legends. If you want your brand in user News Feeds, be prepared to pay up for ads. It's a component we encourage for any well-balanced marketing strategy, but ads can quickly get expensive—a big no for companies with a small marketing budget. Fortunately, there's a lower-cost alternative: Facebook Groups.

Not to be confused with Pages, Groups are a popular method for small groups to organize and communicate. They've been a staple Facebook feature for some time, but never received the full attention of marketers. This is quickly changing. Groups offer businesses a loophole, enabling organic engagement with consumers.

If this is the first you've heard of this incredibly valuable feature, here are some things you need to know.

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Topics: Tips and Tactics, Social Media

5 Online Marketing Trends Niche Retailers Need to Focus on in 2019

Posted by Ngan Ton on Jan 23, 2019 7:45:00 AM

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The digital marketing world is forever changing. New technologies and tactics are constantly making waves, and the only way you can stay afloat is to stay updated on their rises and falls. For 2019, make it a goal to stay ahead of the coming marketing trends.

In this post, we'll help outline 5 trends we predict will be huge for niche retailers this year. There will undoubtedly be others as the year progresses, so keep your ear to the ground. This is simply a starting point.

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Topics: Tips and Tactics

Love at First Site: Setting Your Online Store up for Success This Valentine's Day

Posted by Ngan Ton on Jan 16, 2019 4:00:00 PM

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Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is the first major retail event of the year and now is the time to prepare your marketing and design ideas.

According to the National Retail Federation's annual survey in 2018, U.S. consumers were expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day, an increase from the $136.57 average in 2017. Total spending from last year ($19.6 billion) are the second-highest in the survey’s 15-year history, topped only by the record $146.84 and $19.7 billion seen in 2016. We predict the momentum won't be slowing down this year. 

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Topics: Design, Tips and Tactics, Holidays

Marketing on a Dime: 7 Ways to Increase Your Site Traffic with a Small Budget

Posted by Ngan Ton on Jan 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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Consumers aren’t the only ones known to make resolutions during New Year’s—businesses big and small do the same thing. And just like consumers, many businesses will aim to become healthier and cut spending on unnecessary extras.

This resolution to cut costs and trim down largely affects traditional online marketing efforts (i.e. ads). If you’re willing to put in a little elbow grease, working on a tighter marketing budget shouldn’t hurt your growth. In this post, we’ll show you 7 ways to increase your site traffic with a small budget.

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Topics: Tips and Tactics

The Fashion Trends You Can't Ignore in 2019

Posted by Ngan Ton on Jan 2, 2019 8:30:00 AM

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As we all dive deeper into our winter wardrobes and get creative with our layering, the fashion world has been buzzing with new cuts and colors for spring 2019. While that may sound like it's a good three months away, you can bet eager beaver fashionistas are going to be rocking these looks the moment the snow clears. Get a head start while you can and try adapting the most popular elements to your brand and campaigns. 

Here are some of the biggest trends that will be hard to ignore come spring 2019.

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Topics: Design, Tips and Tactics, Inspiration

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