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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

12Dec

12 Tips for Taking Better Marketing Photos for Your Social Media Campaigns

Every business needs to be active on social media to be relevant in today’s digital world. So if your company is on social media, it’s a safe bet that you’re uploading photos to your profile on a regular basis. Pictures and other visual elements will improve your marketing strategy. But […]

11Dec

How to Manage and Avoid Ecommerce Chargebacks

Chargebacks have become a growing problem for ecommerce companies. In fact, credit card chargebacks are rising at a rate of 20% each year. Statistics show 40% of consumers who file chargebacks will do so again within 60 days. And 50% of those people will file another one within 90 days. […]

11Dec

How to Drive Retail Sales with Beacon Technology

With online shopping growing in popularity, retailers need to come up with new ways to keep their customers engaged to drive sales. Retail stores are no longer just competing with other neighboring shops. Consumers can shop for virtually anything from the comfort of their own homes or even on the […]

11Dec

10 Marketing Trends That Will Dominate 2019

As we close out 2018 and enter a new year, it’s time to look toward the future. Many of you might be making some new year’s resolutions such as diet changes, workout routines, and quitting bad habits. But outside of your personal goals, you also need to keep an eye […]

11Dec

How To Start a Business: 23 Steps To Becoming Operational

Starting a business is daunting. There is so much to think about and so much to do. It’s hard enough trying to figure out how to build and grow a business. The last thing we want to think about is figuring out how to put together an operating agreement or […]

03Dec

12 Tips for Creating Signup Forms That Convert

Every website can benefit from signup forms. Depending on your business, these forms may vary greatly in their design and purpose. Some of you are using signup forms to simply collect email addresses for your subscriber lists. Opt-in forms are great for your lead generation strategy. Other companies rely on […]

28Nov

The Best Website Builder

Quicksprout is reader-supported. That means we use affiliate links. When you click, we sometimes earn a commission. Learn more. The best thing about using a website builder is knowing that, in a world where an online presence is absolutely mandatory, the technical proficiency to build and publish that presence isn’t. […]

26Nov

How to Increase Your Sales With Instagram Stories

No social media marketing strategy is complete without Instagram. But there is much more to Instagram than just uploading pictures and videos to your profile. With a standard post, you’re somewhat limited to how much content you can upload in a given day or a week. Let me clarify. Technically, […]

23Nov

How to Nurture Your Leads with Thank You Pages

Saying “thank you” can go a long way. For starters, it’s basic manners you learn at an early age. When someone does something for you, you thank them. But it’s also a crucial inbound marketing strategy. According to research, 68% of customers will leave a company if they don’t think it cares […]

22Nov

How to Know When to Use Chatbots vs Live Chat

How are you currently communicating with your customers? If calling, emailing, or submitting a form on your website are the only means for your customers to reach you, you need to get with the times and make some changes. Offering live chat on your website is a better way to […]

19Nov

How to Use Predictive Analysis to Improve Your Marketing Strategy

The world of technology is constantly evolving. As a marketer, you need to stay up to date on new advancements that could benefit your company. You don’t want to be left behind while your competitors forge ahead by adapting to the new world. In my consulting work, I often see […]

14Nov

15 Free Google Tools That Will Enhance Your Marketing Strategy

When it comes to anything done on the Internet, Google is king. It’s the most popular search engine in the world, with a global market share of 89%. Each day, 3.5 billion searches are performed on Google. That’s more than 1.2 trillion searches annually. With so many people using Google to search […]