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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Best Domain Registrar

Quicksprout is reader-supported. That means we use affiliate links. When you click, we sometimes earn a commission. Learn more. The best domain registrars make it quick to search and buy a great domain name, then easy to configure it and manage it over time. They will also have excellent customer […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


11 Outdated SEO Tactics You Need to Retire

Just like most aspects of marketing and technology, search engine optimization has evolved over time. Marketing strategies that were effective for your company five or ten years ago may not be as effective today. The same applies to SEO. Search engines have changed the way they rank websites. If your […]


The Best Cheap Web Hosting

Quicksprout is reader-supported. That means we use affiliate links. When you click, we sometimes earn a commission. Learn more. If you’re looking for the best cheap web hosting available, it’s likely for one of two reasons. The first is a kind of “no need to pay a lot for something […]


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. […]


How Blockchain Is Changing the Digital Marketing Industry

Cryptocurrencies have been a hot topic lately to say the least. You probably heard about Bitcoin years ago—the most popular cryptocurrency with the most media coverage. In the early days, it was primarily used for transactions on the dark web. But today, cryptocurrencies have evolved and are starting to gain […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Best Free Web Hosting

Quicksprout is reader-supported. That means we use affiliate links. When you click, we sometimes earn a commission. Learn more. Free web hosting only makes sense for a pretty narrow scope of customers: those who have small websites without much content and very little traffic, and those who have temporary websites, […]


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 […]


How to Convert Free Trial and Free Plan Users into Paying Customers

If your business relies on subscriptions to generate revenue, you probably offer a free trial to test your product before you ask your subscribers to pay. This is a great strategy. People may be hesitant to pay for your subscription initially, but if they can try it first, it gives […]


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 […]


How Topic Clusters Are Revolutionizing the Future of Marketing

To survive in today’s competitive digital landscape, businesses need to focus on their content strategies now more than ever. You need to understand how your target audience consumes content and figure out what they’re looking for. It’s not effective to produce random content at a high rate if it’s not […]


11 Metrics Every Marketing Manager Needs to Track

How successful are your marketing campaigns? Believe it or not, this seemingly simple question puzzles many marketers and business owners I work with. You’re running ads, and customers are buying what you’re selling, so your marketing efforts must be working, right? Not necessarily. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying […]