Web Startups

Why it is Important to be Social and Network with People

History of the Fear When we are little and we get made fun of for something dumb as all little kids do, we are told by our parents and other grown ups that we are smart and that the other kids are just jealous. Or at least we are told something similar to that so we just stop trying. The other place of this fear comes from social pressures. One of the main social pressures is being told not to talk to strangers because they may be dangerous or weird. This is terrible advice and in business is really terrible Read more

Hosting Solutions

Hosting Solutions When looking for a hosting solution you should be aware of what you are attempting to do. Most hosting solutions are about the same in terms of capabilities whereas there are some situations where you will need to move large quantities of data, do a lot of calculations, or have an un-ordinary amount of traffic. Hosting solutions for… Heavy traffic, computations, file hosting solution If you have a situation where you need to move massive amounts of files or host a lot of files you are going to want to use Amazons web hosting solution. Working with Amazon Read more

Run your own funding campaign

There are many funding campaign websites out there but this is a list of templates and plugins to do it yourself. WordPress Themes CrowdPress Fundify Campaingify GIG FundingPress CrowdFundingSite Mission (church oriented) Non-WordPress Theme backthis WordPress Plugins IgnitionDeck (comes with themes) Personal Fundraiser (free) Crowdfunding by Astoudify Fundraising by WPMUDEV [psCode: PostAdvisorFormBlock]

Drupal 6 to WordPress 3.5 Migration Utility (free)

Drupal 6 to WordPress 3.5 Migration Utility (free) This tool is provided by a very good guy from Reddit (/u/anothercoffee). He decided to build it when he saw other companies charging for it. This is a free utility. Please donate to him. I would appreciate if you helped out this awesome guy for his work. This is from this post on reddit.   Get the Drupal 6 to WordPress 3.5 Migration Utility now! [psCode: PostAdvisorFormBlock]

Explainer Videos

What are Explainer Videos? Why should I use explainer videos? See for yourself in this short video: Studies done by Missouri University of Science and Technology show that you only have 2.6 seconds to make a good impression. Explainer videos grab and hold attention. A well produced explainer video is 400% more effective than talking head videos at communicating the product or service idea well. A well produced explainer video is 800% more effective text alone at communicating the product or service idea well. Customers who view an explainer video are 85% more likely to buy a product or service than Read more

Price Table Builders

Price Table Builders Most people have seen price tables before but didn’t realize that you can actually build them for your website fairly easily. There are a couple of options. You can build them with or without WordPress. I am a WordPress fan so that is what I end up going with. I will list both however. Try to find and use the responsive ones so that they will show up well on your mobile devices and tablets. See this SmashingMagazines article for design practices. Example image (Screenshot of Shutterstock price table.)   WordPress Price Table Builder Plugins Responsive Pricing Read more

Form Builders

Non-WordPress Form Builders Google Docs (free & must have Gmail account) Wufoo JotForm FormSite FormAssembly Formstack reFormed WordPress Form Builders FormidablePro (paid) video Gravity Forms (paid) video Quform Form Builder (paid) Contact Form 7 (free) video Visual Form Builder (free) Form Builder (free) CP Easy Form Builder (free) Calculated Form Fields (free) Ninja Forms (free with paid extensions and is very powerful) video Form Maker (free) [psCode: PostAdvisorFormBlock]

Types of Websites

Types of Websites There used to be very few types of websites. Now there are many different types.(Wikipedia) There are 3 main groups of websites. Business to Consumer (B2C) Business to Business Blackhat There is one that I will not add below because it doesn’t fit: Elite Website: These type of websites that do very unique from the rest of the businesses online. Kickstarter was one such website before other platforms joined them and became classified as a “funding” website. Parallax would have also fit this category at one point in time. Most types are considered this type until others Read more

Why Looks and Feelings Beat Function in Advertising

Why Looks and Feelings Beat Function in Advertising Function should be king when it comes to selling a product however we are human. Function matters but looks and feel matter a great deal and can make or break your product. This means your website, the actual products aesthetics, the commercials you make, etc. are very important to make look good. The products aesthetics isn’t as important as the advertising and website but still important. In life we deal with questions about if it is shallow to evaluate a woman or man on their looks. This could mean their clothing or Read more