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What is the real cost of building and running a website with WordPress, Squarespace, and Wix?

When considering building a new website for your business, it may be difficult to figure out the real cost of doing so on each one of the main available platforms such as self-hosted WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, or Etsy in the case of an online shop. In this post, you will find a quick comparison of the ongoing costs involved in opening and maintaining a website using each one of these services.   Some considerations:   ·   Even though many of the associated costs may be paid yearly, I’m going to calculate the approximate monthly cost for easier comparison. ·   I’m also going to calculate it for two different cases for each platform, that of a simple informational website and that of a website including an...

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Wix vs Squarespace: What are the main differences?

When it comes to website builders, Wix and Squarespace are definitely the most popular and widely used options right now, and for good reasons too: they are both user friendly, affordable, and capable of great results. So, what are the main differences and why you should choose one or the other? Here you have an in-depth dive into their strengths and weakness in some crucial aspects of the website building experience. I’ve analyzed these categories from the point of view of a regular user who won’t be editing any code but just using the base editors on both platforms.   Ease of use The websites on both Wix and Squarespace are edited on a drag-and-drop interface based on the “What You See Is...

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Be bold, have courage and don’t think too much: Amy Fung on running a coaching business

Hi Amy! Could you tell us a bit about yourself? I am a Life and Executive Coach and I started my own Coaching business in 2016. Before that, I have over 20 years experience in corporate working as CFO for HK and Greater China for Advertising and PR companies.   What’s your business name? What products or services do you offer? My business name is: Amy Fung Coaching Company Limited. I offer Life and Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, Training and Facilitation.   How did you get the background and skills necessary to run this type of business? I have studied the Advanced Certified Coaching in Hong Kong University SPACE and I also have taken some ICF accredited courses for professional coaching training.   How has your business evolved since you started...

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3 passive income ideas for small business owners

I’m sure you have heard of and read about passive income many times before, as the concept is becoming ever more popular in the small business world. To start, what is passive income? It is that income you receive from something you created once and keep selling more or less on autopilot without the number of sales adding work time to your schedule. Even though passive income can be low maintenance, there is a variable amount of work involved in the creation of the product or service you are offering, depending on the nature of it. The advantage is, once it is created, you can continue getting income from it without necessarily an additional effort on your side. Here I’ve...

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Facts tell, stories sell: Neha Sonney on public speaking and storytelling

The second guest on this small business interview series is Neha Sonney, a relationship coach and public speaking trainer based in Hong Kong. Neha and I worked together on her branding and website design last year, and I was able to discover a great professional and business owner. In this interview, she discusses the importance of storytelling and public speaking and the ways she helps her clients achieve clarity through these skills.   Hi Neha! Could you tell us a bit about yourself? Neha Sonney is an amazing friend, proud mother of a teen, happy girlfriend to a life-editor, great cook, zouk and personal development enthusiast with a green thumb. Currently, she's working on her first book on the topic of self-love. She's...

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Start a dropshipping business with Etsy + Printful

  In recent years, dropshipping has become increasingly popular as a business model and Printful is one of the most popular print on demand dropshipping services available. The wide variety of products they offer and the growing number of fulfillment centers they have worldwide make them the ideal partner. Combine that with the super affordable startup cost of an Etsy shop and if you are an artist or have an eye for design, the Etsy + Printful combo can be the first step in your new small business. Let’s start from the beginning.   What is dropshipping? Dropshipping is a fulfillment method through which you buy products from a third-party supplier who is in charge of producing the items and shipping them directly to...

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