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7 Weird and Wonderful Ecommerce Products to Flame Your Own Creative Spark

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the last quarter of 2015 alone, U.S. ecommerce spending totaled $89.1 billion. Even more impressive, 2015 saw a grand total of $340 billion pass through the digital economy, a $36 billion increase from 2014’s total of $304 …

25 Ecommerce Conversion Hacks to Make Your Website Profitable (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are roughly 47 billion web pages competing for our attention. Of these, about 12 to 24 million are ecommerce websites, though only 650,000 (or 3 percent) actually net more than $1,000 per year in revenue.<p>While this may seem few in …

An Expert's Guide to Psychological Tricks to Boost Purchases (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s online world, it's hard to imagine not having a website to support your business. Whether you're selling to businesses or to consumers, reports that 93 percent of online experiences begin with a search engine tell us that the …

5 Things Ecommerce Customers Actually Want From Your Store

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What should you be focusing on to improve your ecommerce business? You undoubtedly have plenty of ideas of your own, and so do your team members and external stakeholders. Then there’s the seemingly endless advice from industry …

10 Keys to Make Millions Blogging

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Thanks to the undisputed market-changing power of the internet, people today have found more and more ways to get themselves out into the world and to make millions of dollars while doing it. Perhaps one of the most unusual and profitable …

7 Important Service Offerings Your Ecommerce Business May Be Missing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re running a business, there’s always something more you feel you could be doing. There are new apps to try or sites to list your company on. But knowing what to try and what to leave alone can feel overwhelming. Here are some …

Content Marketers: Don't Ask Them to Sign Up. Tell Them to.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any experienced marketer knows that converting leads is a precise art. Mediocre content, a flawed sales funnel, poor lead nurturing and sales and marketing misalignment can all have serious consequences for your campaign’s success.<p>Still, …

Suck at Writing Headlines? These 10 Online Tools Will Help.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Headlines are the first -- and often only -- factor your audience will use to decide whether they want to click on and read your content. And arguably, that makes them the most critical part of your content to carefully consider and craft.<p>…

5 Easy LinkedIn Tricks for Quick Sales

LinkedIn works best for one-on-one sales. We'll show you how.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In their book</i> No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing<i>, business coach and consultant Dan S. Kennedy and marketing strategist Kim Walsh-Phillips show you how to</i> …

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The Power of the Blog: 6 Days from Submit to Pickup Truck

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It took six days days from the time my blog, “Hateful Sculpture in Milwaukee Needs to be Scrapped” posted until Jaume Plensa, a world-famous artist, was compelled to remove his <i>Spillover II</i> sculpture.<p>On a recent visit to Milwaukee, I had …

4 Indispensable Content-Marketing Resources

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re just starting out in the content marketing game or you’re a seasoned professional, there’s a lot to learn about this ever-growing field -- and even more to learn about making it work for your business.<p>Different companies …

5 Ways to Make Enough Side Money to Eventually Quit Your Job

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Nearly everyone dreams of quitting his or her day job, whether it's tomorrow, next year or in the next decade. However, there is a wide chasm between "dreams" and "action" that many people never seem to cross -- and it's usually due to …

Real Estate

How I Manage 5 Kids and a Growing Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are people in the world who say you can be either a business owner or a parent, but not both. My response is: It’s completely possible to be both, and I can say this confidently because I’m a card-carrying member of the multi-child …

Amplify Your Content-Marketing Results by Using These 4 Simple Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing is an important component of every digital-marketing strategy. It serves several purposes, such as:<p>Building brand awareness<br>• Assisting in lead generation<br>• Providing answers to common questions, giving the prospect the …

3 Tips for Successfully Running a Company When You Are Married to the Co-Founder

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I met my wife Caitlin after selling my second startup to a company in New York City and becoming its president. Caitlin was an unbelievable sales woman, and her drive and compassion immediately drew me to her. A few months after we met, I …

5 Tips on How to Maintain a Relationship While Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a few months, I'll hit my five-year mark as an entrepreneur running and building Practice Makes Perfect. But one topic that is rarely discussed is dating and maintaining a relationship. It can be extremely difficult for both you and …

The 13 Tools You Need to Build a Content-Marketing Machine

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A whopping 76 percent of marketers plan to increase their content-marketing budgets in 2016, according to Curata. Really, though, this growth isn’t that surprising, given that most companies realize content marketing is a key strategy for …

Advice From 9 Entrepreneurs Who Made Partnering or Hiring Friends Work

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Conventional wisdom tells us not to go into business with friends. I have every reason to believe and even perpetuate that advice. However, there are exceptions to every rule, or in this case nine of them.<p>Check out these stories of nine …

Life Lessons Entrepreneurial Parents Can Teach Children

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you own your own business, it’s a great idea to hire your own kids and test their ability to handle responsibility. But even if you’re kids aren’t ready to be put to work, entrepreneurial parents can teach kids a lot more than just the …

5 Reasons Your Followers Don't Engage With Your Tweets

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people, and brands, are not using Twitter correctly. Don’t use Twitter to sell. Instead, use it to build both brand awareness and relationships. Twitter can be such a powerful branding tool when your audience engages with your …

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from a Bestselling Writer About Creating Compelling Content

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are increasingly embracing ‘content marketing’ -- seeking leads by creating blog posts, videos, podcasts, e-books, white papers and more. But in a world where 500 million tweets are sent each day, it’s challenging to attract …

A Simple 6-Step Process to Starting a Small Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A great small business always starts out as an idea, but you have to transform that idea into action. That’s where many individuals can start to feel overwhelmed. It’s understandable to freeze up at the deluge of things that are required …

3 Tricks for Running a Business With Your Spouse Without Divorcing or Going Broke

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A romantic couple that is always completing projects together by creatively dividing and conquering what needs to be done may have what it takes to translate a romantic partnership into a business partnership.<p>Fundamentally, if two people …

Go Big or Go Home With These 10 Epic Content Ideas

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We live in the era of content marketing.<p>This new age of inbound marketing has created a flood of posts from businesses on the web. With more and more businesses getting involved every day, the online world is becoming an incredibly noisy …

How to Get to the Top of LinkedIn's Search Results

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business<i>, search engine optimization and online marketing expert consultant Ted Prodromou explains how you can use LinkedIn to quickly engage with ideal customers, partners, and employees,</i> …

To Be Successful, Do Only What Matters

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everyone is obsessed with the habits of the wealthy these days. The great irony is, if successful people concerned themselves with that sort of nonsense they never would have made it big in the first place. Truth is, none of that stuff …

Build a Network That Will Be There When You Need It With These 3 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As any entrepreneur will tell you, there are few things in the world of business that are more valuable than a great network. After all, you’re only as strong as your weakest link.<p>When it comes time to start a new enterprise, expand a …

9 Apps to Help You Completely Organize Your Life

Email was supposed to make our lives easier. Instead it’s become a dumping ground for travel itineraries, receipts, social-­media updates, work …

9 Crazy Facts About a Man's Fertility

Need-to-know info if you plan on using that sperm someday<p>When you talk about fertility, most of the time you talk about eggs, wombs, and IVF treatments. But what about male fertility? If you’re looking to start a family now or even years down the line, you’ll need to know what factors can affect …

Pregnancy

11 Reasons Why Your Website Doesn't Sell

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A well-designed website organically grows a company's business and reinforces branding.<p>A study by Nielsen Norman Group found that users stay on a website for an average of 10 to 20 seconds. Visitors hang around longer only if they find …