Whether you are a developer trying to figure out what you are worth or an employer trying to figure out what you should offer, there are a lot of answers to this question. A WordPress developer isn’t a static thing, existing at one price point for all experience levels and in all markets.
It has never been easier to start your own eCommerce site. With so many platforms to choose from, you’d have no trouble finding a suitable platform for your new store. As millions of entrepreneurs have already discovered, one of the best available eCommerce options out there is WooCommerce, a totally free plugin on WordPress. But, what is WooCommerce?
If an eCommerce expert suggests that you use Magento for your online store, your first question, rightly, might be “What is Magento?” Good question!
After learning more about this agile open-source platform, your next question will likely be “How do I get started?”
Whether you are a hiring manager or a developer looking for a job, you want to know where to focus your energy. There are tons of job boards out there, from the vast to the specific. Finding a few to post or peruse goes a long way toward finding a great hire or job easily.
In this post, we are taking the focus away from sites aimed at hiring only freelance developers. Getting a great freelance developer is still an option with these sites, but not the focal point.
When you know that you want ...
Faced with a stack (be it physical or digital) of resumes, one is bound to start using unconscious biases to thin it to a manageable size. It can’t be helped. Or can it?
When your own unconscious is your worst enemy, you find ways to hamper it. Where there is a problem, there are often solutions. In this case, there are a few.
First, let’s look at how these unconscious biases work their prejudices on that pile of resumes.
Say you’ve got 120 candidates vying for that new position y...
While there are a variety of sites where you can take courses and end up with a digital certificate showing off your WordPress know-how, there are no official certificates for WordPress developers.
Developers who want to focus on WordPress don’t need any certificate to prove they have the skills required to deliver an amazing WordPress site. They are welcome to go after any particular coursework for WordPress to improve their skill set and stay competitive.
But any program that offers certifi...
Really great photos can exemplify the content with which you pair it. Taking photos is great, but time-consuming. If only there were sites full of free stock photos that you could just download and use.
Of course, there are. That’s the whole premise of this post.
Photographers all over the world are lovely enough to share their beautiful images with the world. These images cover the entire gamut of scenes from across the world. Landscapes, portraits, funny dogs, you name it.
Using the powerful WooCommerce platform, we’ve helped a host of businesses improve their existing stores and increase their online revenues.
We’ve also had a number of companies that have come to us for brand new sites in order to build their eCommerce presence from the ground up. Such was the case with Nuria Beauty, a worldly skincare brand dedicated to supporting girls’ education.
Fulfilling a Passion
Before starting Nuria Beauty, Naomi Furgiuele worked developing skincare products for John...
Sometimes you just want to find a very particular thing on a very particular website. You could go to the site and attempt to use a site search function that may or may not exist, and might not give you what you want. But with Google site search, you can search any website just as you would search for “very cute dogs”.
Not everyone is a black belt in Google-fu. That’s OK. We can all learn new things or, at least, use fancy cheat sheets.
With any product, there will be a variety of questions. This is unavoidable. WooCommerce is no exception. While Automattic (the parent company of WooCommerce) has many capable and thoughtful experts on staff, the fact remains that WooCommerce is a free product without a fully decked-out call center. So, live support from WooCommerce headquarters is not something you can currently count on, unfortunately. Trying to contact WooCommerce may not be easy, but we’d like to make it easier.
On their ...
If you operate an online store, chances are you’ve heard of WooCommerce. Possibly you are using it already or flirting with the idea of switching. Whatever your experience with the platform, you are likely in need of some WooCommerce help. Luckily for you, we can push you in the right direction to get the help you need.
A Quick WooCommerce Introduction
For those who don’t know, WooCommerce is the eCommerce extension of the extraordinarily popular WordPress content management system.
WooCommerce plugins can add a great deal of speed, efficiency, and visual appeal to your online store. These qualities can make yours the store which sticks out most to customers and gets visited most frequently.
The base WooCommerce site is fantastic in its own right. Out of the box, it has a huge amount of basic functionality. But every store owner wants to personalize their store in order to get the most out of it.
For that, there are WooCommerce extensions, WordPress plugins, and a variet...
This blog was contributed by Sean Flannigan, Digital Marketing Specialist at coolblueweb. coolblueweb is a Seattle-based ecommerce web development agency dedicated to helping online businesses flourish and increase online revenues.
First things first: does it make sense for you to start a subscription service?
Well, start by determining if your product offering is something subscription-friendly. If you sell headlights or hammocks, it may not be the way to go. But if you sell coffee, clothing...
There’s no doubt that digital marketing is growing by leaps and bounds. It is a complex thing, including literally dozens of diverse channels. Among these, email marketing remains one of the most valuable of all marketing strategies, consistently delivering the best return on investment.
More than 82% of all enterprises today use email marketing as part of their overall marketing strategy. Of those companies who use marketing automation, 95% of them use email marketing.
Statistics prepared by...
There are more than 500,000 podcasts out there. While a big chunk of them exist purely for entertainment purposes, many of the best marketing podcasts and eCommerce podcasts are intended to help you make more money, more easily. What a reason to listen in!
Some of the podcasts are tailored to boost digital sales and marketing efforts, while others explore and explain many of the technical aspects of the eCommerce world.
They also share general suggestions on how marketing pros can do their jo...