28Jan

The Best SEO Plugins for WordPress (Review Updated for Winter of 2019)

In 2019, websites can no longer afford to ignore search engine optimization. Nearly all internet activity starts with search: 93% of all Internet experiences start with a search engine and 39% of ecommerce traffic across the world comes from search. Most businesses have recognized this and adapted accordingly — 61% […]

25Jan

Everything You Need To Know About Web Hosting

In order for your website to be live on the Internet, it needs to be hosted. If you’re creating a website for the first time, move “set up hosting” to the top of your to do list, if it’s not already there. Already own and operate a website? Did you […]

23Jan

5 Easy Steps to Creating a Sitemap For a Website

When it comes to getting your website ranked, you need to take advantage of as many SEO hacks as possible. Creating a sitemap is one technique that will definitely help improve your SEO strategy. What is a sitemap? Some of you may be more familiar with this than others. I’ll […]

21Jan

The Best Website Fonts That Go Together in 2019

There are so many components to a killer website design. But all too often I see people overlook minor details, like typography. I know what some of you might be thinking. How important can a website’s font really be? Believe it or not, something as simple as choosing the right […]

17Jan

The Hidden Costs of Website Hosting

Understand the price of web hosting and what to expect as you grow Creating a website is exciting. In many cases, it means you’re starting or expanding your own business. But in order for your website to be live on the Internet, it needs to be hosted. In short, web […]

16Jan

How to Make a Wix Website in 6 Easy Steps

Every business needs a website. But for those of you who have never created a website before, this can seem a bit intimidating. It doesn’t matter if you’re just launching a new startup company, if you’ve been in business for a decade, or fall somewhere in between. You need to […]

15Jan

Website Planning in 4 Steps and 20 Minutes

  Everything you should know about website planning Save yourself a lot of time and headache: before you dive into building your new website, think through a high-level website plan. This planning process doesn’t need to be complicated or time intensive. It’s more or less about taking the time to […]

14Jan

How to Develop Your First Brand Identity on a Budget

The emphasis here is on first. This guide is meant to help you get your first dirty brand identity out the door. It’s meant to be functional and good enough for now. There are two options I recommend for developing your first brand identity: Do it yourself Use 99designs Both […]

11Jan

The 2 Website Analytics Tools Pros Actually Use in 2019

I personally love data and analytics tools. But here’s the straight truth: you need a lot less than the analytics industry wants you to believe. Most experts will try to convince you that you need an analytics tool for everything. More data is always a good thing, right? I used […]

10Jan

10 Trending 2019 Website Color Schemes

There’s a lot to take into consideration when you’re designing a website: there’s the layout, the architecture, the CTAs, picking your domain name, setting up a host, configuring the backend, picking a theme, perfecting the wording of your value proposition, and deciding which visuals to use. The list goes on […]

10Jan

9 Places to Get Website Images (Paid and Free)

A website without images will look plain, boring, and borderline unprofessional. Think about it for a moment: When was the last time you visited a website that didn’t have any photos? If you actually encountered this rarity, you probably left the site fairly quickly for fear of spam, phishing, or […]

08Jan

9 Places to Get Website Images (Paid and Free)

A website without images will look plain, boring, and borderline unprofessional. Think about it for a moment: When was the last time you visited a website that didn’t have any photos? If you actually encountered this rarity, you probably left the site fairly quickly for fear of spam, phishing, or […]

04Jan

How to Generate Ecommerce Sales with Product Buying Guides

The Internet makes it possible for you to sell products to virtually anyone in the world. Let that sink in for a moment. You have a huge opportunity, yet, your competition is fiercer than ever. Every other business has the same opportunities as you. As a marketer, you need to […]

02Jan

How to Start Using Instagram to Grow Your Small Business

Every business needs an active social media presence. This statement holds true whether you have a small, medium, or large company. In fact, it’s more important for smaller businesses than large ones. Big brands like Apple and Nike are already household names. If they stop using social media right now, […]

31Dec

How to Generate Sales With Welcome Emails

Email marketing is alive and thriving more than ever. 80% of marketing professionals name email as the top driving factor of customer acquisition and customer retention. And it’s got a great ROI: For every $1 spent on email, you can expect an average of $38 in return. It doesn’t matter […]

27Dec

How to Increase Average Order Values With Product Bundling

Every business needs to strive for growth. This isn’t a secret. However, many business owners hear growth and they jump to customer acquisition strategies, new product launches, and ways to increase their conversion rates. All of these tactics are great for your company growth. But, they’re not the only way […]

24Dec

10 Tips and Tricks to Improve Your YouTube Content in 2019

Traditional marketing is slowly becoming obsolete. Brands need to prioritize digital marketing strategies to stay relevant and successful in 2019. To approach this properly, you’ll need to start producing more video content. When it comes to video, YouTube is king. The platform has more than 1.9 billion monthly active users, and 180 million […]

21Dec

How to Write Blog Posts Faster Without Sacrificing Quality

I write a ton of blog posts. By the end of 2018, I’ll have published over 150 posts on Quick Sprout alone. Once you factor in the posts on my other websites and my guest posts, that number roughly doubles. People ask me all the time how I manage to […]

19Dec

How to Increase Engagement on Facebook Videos

Videos are a crucial component of your content marketing strategy. Once your videos are created, you need to distribute them on as many channels as possible. With more than 2.2 billion monthly active users, it’s only logical for Facebook to be one of those distribution platforms. Overall, this should be […]

17Dec

How to Drive Sales by Implementing a Friendly Return Policy

What’s your company’s return policy? I’m sure you’ve been asked this question before by both current and prospective customers. But think about when this question gets asked. It’s not just when someone wants to return an item. Customers want to know what your return policy is before they buy. This […]

15Dec

The Best Web Hosting for WordPress

Quick Sprout is reader-supported. That means we use affiliate links. When you click, we sometimes earn a commission. Learn more. Pretty much every single web host out there can run WordPress, and run it just fine. But the very best web hosting for WordPress will be from a fully managed […]

15Dec

The Best Dropshipping Companies

Quick Sprout is reader-supported. That means we use affiliate links. When you click, we sometimes earn a commission. Learn more. Dropshipping is when you sell a product that’s shipped directly from the manufacturer to your customer. It is never held by you in a warehouse or a spare bedroom, and […]

14Dec

How to Avoid a Plateau by Avoiding These 8 Business Mistakes

Mistakes happen. If you’ve been in business for a while, you know by now that mistakes are part of the process. New businesses and startup companies are slowly learning this. Nobody is perfect, but some mistakes happen on a larger scale than others. But here’s the thing: lots of these […]

13Dec

How to Buy a Domain Name

Your domain name is very important. It would be a mistake to gloss over the process of coming up with a name. If you take your project seriously, then you need to start off on the right foot with your name. After all, it’s going to be with you for […]