Graphic Design Guides

Frank Morrison

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7 Managed Hosting Providers to Check Out & Why Managed Hosting Is Superior

All the hard work is done by the host.

The hassle is handled by them. They are responsible for WordPress installation and updates. The enhanced security and the fast servers ensure that your site never goes offline.

If you have any troubles or issues you cannot deal with, a team of experts will always be there to help you. Some hosting providers will even fix your site for free (Kinsta) if it gets hacked.

Many companies and businesses already realized the advantage of this type of hosting, so much so that today, managed hosting has more than 65% of the worldwide hosting market.

That being said, managed hosting is superior.

Today, you’ll learn why it’s better than shared hosting, what can you expect, and of course, which managed hosting providers are the best.

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5 Sales Funnel Builder Tools That Will Dominate in 2022 – An In-Depth Look

Most of the visitors, who come to your site are not there to buy – they are there to browse. That’s why sales funnels are essential for today’s digital marketer.

A sales funnel gives you the ability to grab your visitors’ attention with an irresistible offer and turn them into customers.

Creating those funnels is quite straightforward as there are many tools designed just for that purpose.

But which is one is the right one for you?

That’s what we are going to find out today: here are the 5 top sales funnel builder platforms and what they have to offer.

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7 Free Graphic Design Tools for 2022 – A Detailed Analysis

When it comes to professional graphic design tools, they could cost a fortune. We are talking about several tens (Illustrator), and in many cases, hundreds of dollars (CorelDraw).

While these premium tools offer powerful features and they satisfy the needs of most graphic designers, not everyone can afford to pay for them.

The good news is, there are many (mostly) free alternatives on the market. We’ve collected 14 of them, and here’s what they’ve got the offer.


4 Proven Ways to Make Money with Canva in 2021

Canva is a well-known graphic design tool that was launched in 2013. The platform allowed users to create presentations, posters, and content for social media by using a drag-and-drop editor.

Because of its ease of use, it became an appealing option to many beginners and people who wanted great-looking designs but put little effort into them.

As of right now, the Sydney-based company has more than 30 million monthly active users from 190+ countries and the user base keeps expanding.

There are many content marketers, freelancers, and social media experts out there who rely on Canva and make a living off of it.

In this article, we’ve made a list of 4 different ways you can earn a full-time income just from using Canva alone.

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The Comprehensive Squarespace Review: What You Need to Know in 2021

Squarespace started as a drag-and-drop hosting platform in 2004, January. It was founded by Anthony Casalena, a college student at the University of Maryland, who developed the platform originally for personal use. For a long time, he was the only employee of the company and he worked in his dorm room, up until 2007 when Squarespace hit $1 million in annual revenue.

Then, Casalena moved to New York and by the year 2010, the company had 30 employees.

Squarespace experienced explosive growth, which was noticed by venture capitalists, who gave more than $38 million in the company’s first round of funding.

In 2019, Squarespace acquired Acuity Scheduling and Unfold, a few months later.

Earlier this year, Squarespace received $300 million in funding from outside investors and existing shareholders, and in May, the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), with a valuation of $6.6 billion.

They have over 3.5 million active subscribers and Squarespace is considered a popular option when it comes to website building tools.

We explored the platform and here are our thoughts.


Influencer Marketing Explained + 5 Things That No One Tells You

Just as affiliate marketing, influencer marketing has risen to become a multi-billion industry.

As of 2021, it is valued at $13.8 billion and it’s constantly growing and expanding.

It is a form of digital marketing, that relies on endorsements and recommendations from influencers.

An influencer is a person who has an established social media presence and following (more on that later) a particular niche.

They are considered knowledgeable in their topic, and because of that, their audience trusts them enough to buy the products they recommend.

Influencer marketing works because it increases brand awareness, and it enables you to reach your target audience on different social channels, which will ultimately result in more traffic and higher conversion rates.

Today, we’ll present you the different types of influencers, how to contact them, and 5 things you should keep in mind.


Why Should Buy A Drawing Tablet And Which Models to Check Out

A drawing tablet is something you can make great use of whether you’re are an experienced artist or just starting.

Picking the right model, however, is not an easy task: several factors come into consideration.

You have to figure out what kind of drawing tablet to get. Maybe it’s a standalone model that comes with robust features and works without a computer, or it might be something beginner-friendly under $100.

Perhaps it’s an iPad that you can travel with and use as a workstation when you are not drawing.

There are dozens of brands in the market, all of them promising powerful features, and a smooth user experience at a reasonable price point. But what makes a brand unique and trustworthy? Which is one of them is the right fit for you?

We are about to show you what exactly you need to look for, plus you’ll see 8 models for different skillsets and purposes.


The Truth Behind Ad Retargeting & 6 Tips for More Conversions

Retargeting, a technique used commonly by digital marketers, gives you the ability to increase your customers base and make more sales.

Retargeted advertisements are shown to people who are either visited your site or customers of yours. When marketers use this tactic, they get better results and more conversion, given that approximately 65% of online shoppers notice these ads.

On top of that, 25% of them enjoy seeing retargeted ads.

Let’s learn more about retargeting and how can you take advantage of this underused form of advertising.


What Are Mockups & How To Create Them In Less Than 5 Minutes

Mockups are visual illustrations, that demonstrate the design of a particular product, app, or website.

They are static, and non-interactive, unlike prototypes, that come with dynamic elements.

The overall layout of a mockup is based on the wireframe, which is essentially a sketch that represents the structure, and functionality.

Mockups are a great way of communicating your ideas to clients, shareholders, or investors.

We’ll discuss how to create mockups, what to pay attention to, and which tools are the best on the market.


21+ Top Shopify Stores of 2021 & How Can You Create Your Own

Shopify, today, is the world’s largest and most recognized e-commerce platform.

But it wasn’t always that way.

In 2004, Tobias Lütke with two of his friend started a website, Snowdevil, where he was selling snowboards online. He, however, quickly realized that the options at the time in the e-commerce space were quite limited and no platform offered the features he needed.

He, then, began to work on a new platform that will revolutionize e-commerce. Two years later, in 2006, Shopify was launched.

The Shopify cart system debuted in 2007. In this stage, the company was already successful and they were netting millions in sales.

In 2009, the API or Application Programming Interface was born, that allowed developers to code application that enhanced the platform’s features and were available to all users.

Four years after that, in 2013, they introduced Shopify Payments. Overall, the platform became more integrated and the users did not have to rely on third-party payment providers.

The Point of Sale system (POS), which gives merchants the ability to sell their products in person with an application that’s connected to Shopify, was created in 2017.

Over the year, Shopify has risen to become a multi-billion dollar company and the number of businesses that choose them is more than a million.

Today, you’ll see the top Shopify stores and after that, we’ll go into detail and explain how can you start your e-commerce businesses.