You are about to embark on the exciting journey of starting your own business and are now riddled with the question of whether to open an online business or a physical store. Are people around you telling you different things, confusing you even more? Both of them have their pros and cons but we believe that if you are just starting off, it is always better to go online.
Despite advancements in technology, running a website is not an easy task but is still hard work. There are countless articles written on how to jump your website traffic and not enough stress is placed upon the other end of the spectrum- monitoring the traffic. When monitoring and tracking is mentioned, people start looking here and there because they know it is going to involve numbers and not everyone is a math genius who loves numbers.
Hurray, you have landed yourself a meeting with a potential investor in your startup. You are excited to tell them all about how wonderful your product is and how it will blow everyone minds away. All entrepreneurs are in love with their idea and can talk endlessly about it. However, not every investor meeting goes successful. Investor meetings and lots of them are a pack and parcel of a startup setting up process and they are always stressful.
So you have a blog where you are writing about things that matter to you deeply and pouring your heart out but there are no readers? Does it mean that no one cares about what you think? Chances are, you are just not marketing yourself well enough and getting your content to the desired audience. There was a simpler time when all you needed to do to be a successful blogger was to use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and paid content and of course captivating content is a given.
Now more than ever, the image of a business is of utmost importance. The old saying, “A picture speaks a thousand words.” is still relevant in the digital world of today. One of the most important aspects every business especially small business should be focusing on good graphic design. But for some unfathomable reason, business owners mostly do not see the value it brings to the business and usually become penny pinchers.
People since the beginning of time have been daydreaming about quitting their 9-5 jobs and working on something that they are passionate about. Everyone wants to be their own boss, with no one telling them what to wear, what to do when and how to do it.
Side hustles are the new big thing and most of the young people are working both full time and have a side hustle as well.
Social media has taken over the world in a whirlwind and now dominates every aspect of our lives. Business and social media go hand in hand these days, the survival a business is dependent on the success of it social media marketing strategy. With the money being spend on social media campaigns, the amount of pressure on business to stand out from others on these social media platforms is enormous.
The landscape of SEO is extremely competitive and ever evolving. Search engines are constantly striving to better the user experience because of which some old things are on the way out and new ones are gaining traction. Keeping up with the happenings and trends in the SEO is a necessity if the business wants to be visible to its customers. To keep you on top of your game, here is the list of 7 most important trends to prepare your website for in 2019:
Pinterest has been around for a long time and yet no one ever talks about how kickass the website really is. Not only is it pretty to look at with all the beautiful pictures of just about everything on this planet, we believe it can substitute as a friend for you. Here is how:
Organizing Your Life: You will see thousands of images on the app, which will make your eyes pop. The app conveniently lets you make different boards to sort out the images, and then even board sections to pin your favorites to try them out later. Because who has time to try all the pins that you saved? Just like a friend to keep reminding you what is it that you really love.
Bringing You Ideas: Decorating your house? Looking for a New Recipe? Stumped for Ideas? You can search the app for latest trends, colors and if you like something, you can use the visual search option to see more things related to it.
Makes You LOL: Just like a friend, Pinterest is full of funny memes, anecdotes, and jokes from all over the internet, making you laugh until your eyes water. With the new short video feature, you can also see short gif like videos within the app. More fun!
Takes You Shopping: Like previously said, if you like something in an image the zoom in option lets you select individual items and many a times you can add it to your cart of the supplier right from within the app.
Making You Try New Crazy Stuff: Who doesn’t have a friend who has made them do crazy stuff against your better judgement but you do it because that is what friends are for. Well, Pinterest seems to have a magic wand by which it brings out the DIYer in all of us. From making us want to try out the new recipe to building our own furniture, it takes us out of our comfort zone.
Makes You Look Better: Imagine if you are out trying on a new shirt and wondering what will go with it? The visual search option on the app lets you take a picture of it and see what others have paired it with thus solving your problem.
Plan A Surprise: Most of our sercret plans are made with our friends, brainstorming for ideas, planning the décor. However, Pinterest also lets you make a board and then keep it secret so that it is not visible on your profile and only you can see it. This way you can look up ideas for the surprise and keep them in there, away from prying eyes.
No Pressure For Being the Best: Last but not the least, you love your friend even if he is a werido or a loner. Unlike all other websites, no one cares how many followers you have or who you are following thus allowing you to be yourself.
Building a website for a non-tech savvy person is usually a scary thought, one which makes people break out in a sweat. You might be thinking that I need to know some sort of coding to do it right or take a big hit on my wallet to hire a professional. You need not worry much because in this society with an answer for everything, you can make a website and have it up and running in no time yourself.