Jill Jones

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How Do Colors Influence Website User Engagement?

422737 / Pixabay<p>Besides defining your brand, color grabs attention, conveys the right emotions, and also helps illustrate the hierarchy of page …

UI Design

What You Need to Know to Find Health Insurance When Freelancing

5 Places to Find Health Insurance for Freelancers or the Self-Employed<p>Whether You're Working the Gig Economy or Self-Employed You Have Several Options<p>…

How to Create the Best Facebook Business Page

Remember back when Facebook pages were simple places where you could Like a business to follow them?This is what Facebook pages used to look …

8 Mistakes Business Owners Make Creating Their 'About Us' Page

Be ready to tell your story to the people curious to hear it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite being probably the most visited page on a business’s website, the "About Us" is often overlooked. It’s an afterthought following more seemingly important content and …

How to Get Your Customers to Market Your Business for You

Can I let you in on a secret?You’re sitting on your most influential marketing force.No marketing campaign – paid or organic – can quite measure up …

21 Of The Best Rugs You Can Get On Amazon

Scratched up floor? Dogs slipping on your hardwood? Hiding a secret trapdoor? Get a rug!<p><i>Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Should you be a landlord in your retirement?

In 2005, everyone I knew was buying real estate. With no experience and no money, they bought properties they couldn't afford and were convinced they …

The Biggest Internet Trends You Need To Pay Attention To Right Now

Those who stay tapped into what’s happening on the internet know well the name Mary Meeker. Every year, she publishes an in-depth report on trends that we need to pay attention to. You may not have been as eager as me to dig through the 300+ slides in the 2017 report, so I have extracted 14 things …

Mobile Devices

You're Not Investing in Cryptocurrency ICOs? You're Missing Out--Big Time | Inc.com

Over the past year, I have been diligently following the rampant rise of conversation surrounding cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. And while I wasn't much of a Nostradamus back in 2009 when Bitcoin first stepped on the scene, even a decade later I am quickly realizing that …

Cryptocurrency

50 million-dollar business ideas you can launch for cheap (or even free)

It’s no longer taboo for people to ditch the daily 9-to-5 grind and start their own business. In fact, it’s beyond easy starting a business for …

A Summer Reading List For Marketers: Recommendations From CEOs And CMOs

What marketing books do CEOs, Presidents, and CMOs recommend reading? To find out, I reached out to a few from different industries. Last week, I shared a list of recommendations about leadership, performance, and business management (see here for the list). Below, I share a list of …

Marketing

25 Basic Marketing Strategies for Beginners - Small Business Trends

Not every small business has a marketing budget like the bigger companies. More often than not, entrepreneurs don’t even have a lot of extra time to …

Snapchat or Instagram Stories: Which is Better for Your Business?

Every week - almost every other other day at the moment - Snapchat or Instagram brings out a new feature which adds a little more to their case for …

5 Tools to measure Instagram hashtag performance

Instagram has turned out to be a standout amongst the best business advertising social platforms in recent times, and a large portion of the brands …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Set Up Your Side Hustle

It’s easy to get caught up on <i>establishing</i> a side hustle.<p>Discovering your sweet spot, or the intersection of what you’re good at, what you love to do, …

Diversify your income: All my ideas for making money online

You needed more income streams yesterday.<p>“Many small streams will form a big river.” — Swedish proverb<p>Most Americans have one stream of income (a …

50 Jobs, Gigs and Side Hustles You Can Do From Home

If your dream is to work from home, and you don't know where to start, this list has something for you. Guaranteed.<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ah, working from home. If you're sick of long commutes to a boring office, where you're stuck …

7 Great Apps to Help You With Your Side Hustle

If you’re getting ready to start a side hustle, your phones and tablets are about to be put to good use for way more than texting your bestie, checking in with your parents, and making your pet Instagram famous. You’ll need to support your freshly minted entrepreneurial pursuits with social media …

Small Business

Naming your Business: Process and Pitfalls

How to create the perfect name for your businessCompany names like Apple, Amazon and eBay evoke an image of success and cutting-edge technology. They …

You Really Could Have a Legitimate Business in a Week

If your great idea solves problems, the rest is mostly filling out forms online. You can knock it out in a few days.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting your own business is an exciting and fruitful experience for many entrepreneurs. Yet many people hold the …

Learn how to grow your brand on Instagram with this $20 course

You’re right to ignore those spammy Instagram messages and friend requests promising to dramatically increase your follower count.<p>In reality, the …

Marketing

Basic Southern Biscuits

These classic buttermilk biscuits are a Southern favorite. Serve the biscuits for breakfast or along with a meal. Serve hot and have butter on the …

23 Instagram Tools to Connect with Shoppers

Instagram is a platform for inspiring images. For businesses, it can be a good place to convey a brand’s story and connect with consumers. Here is a …

How to Create a Newsletter

A couple of weeks ago, I explained Why You Should Create a Newsletter, however I haven’t mentioned anything about how to actually create one, what …

How to Build SEO Backlinks: A Beginner's Guide

What Google wants to see is authoritative and relatable links talking about your site.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many entrepreneurs, business owners and marketers can relate to the difficulty of growing a business. Not only do you have to execute on the day-to-day …

How to Make Sour Cream Pound Cake Moist and Tender Every Time

I have a lot of feelings about cake, in all its many forms. From feather-light angel food to downy squares of coffee cake or a rich and fluffy vanilla layer cake, most recipes aim for dainty airiness.<p>Not pound cake, though—it's a heavy hitter served in slabs. With a crumb as smooth as marble, it's …

The Secret to Deeper Happiness Is Simpler Than You Might Think

Winning the lottery or nabbing a promotion doesn’t actually bring us lasting bliss, research shows. The new thinking: Joy comes from doing more of …

Shopify SEO: How to Optimize Your Store for Success by @SEOBrock

This guide will walk you through everything you need to position your Shopify store for organic search success.The post Shopify SEO: How to Optimize …

5 Customer Engagement Metrics All Ecommerce Sellers Must Track

Use available tools to determine best practice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to latest UNCTAD estimates, the global ecommerce market is worth $22.1 trillion, and it’s only getting bigger. By 2019, approximately 80 percent of internet users will make at least …