6 ways to effectively ‘get the word out’ about your new e-commerce shop


So, what’s next? You’ve come up with a great product idea. You’ve found a trustworthy manufacturer. Your website is on point. Having done so much, where do you go from here? No worries — I’ve been there before. More than once, actually … I grew an e-commerce brand to over six figures in sales when I was only 19 years old, and a lot of that revolved around putting my product in front of the right eyes. So how do you get the word out? And how do you make sure that it’s effective — that you’re reaching the right…

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3 simple rules venture capitalist Guy Kawasaki gave me for running a startup


I was fortunate enough to personally meet Guy Kawasaki, best-selling author, empowering speaker, and all-around entrepreneurship evangelist, at SXSW 2017. If anybody has the inside scoop on how to get a startup off the ground, it’s him. Here are three important things I learned from speaking with Guy, which I bet can help you on your startup journey: #1  Focus on your prototype, not your pitch You’ve met them at startup cons and bootcamps. Maybe you are one yourself. You know who I’m talking about — those guys who obsess over their pitch, who are so concerned with getting it…

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5 surprisingly wholesome things I’ve found on the dark web


The last thing you might expect to come across on the shady digital underground is a book on origami. But there it was, on the virtual shelves of the dark web, wedged between the edibles, the LSD, the stolen credit cards, and the counterfeit passports: Mind Blowing Modular Origami, just $ 2.Not familiar with the dark web? Never fear, I’m here to help. The dark web is a mix of eBay for criminals, the weirdest flea market you’ve ever been to, and a bad guy meet-up. It’s a strange place, and it’s never quite clear what you’re getting yourself into when…

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Bring home design plans to life with this 3D app that’s just $24.99


Some of us aren’t artists or particularly good at expressing the intricacies of a grand design. If that’s you…or if you just like playing with an incredibly cool and incredibly powerful design app…Live Home 3D Pro for Mac ($ 24.99, 64 percent off from TNW Deals) is gonna be right up your alley.
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Voice assistants are making the smartphone redundant


We have been using smartphones for over 20 years now. They have evolved from clunky brick-like devices, only to return back to clunky brick-like devices. Companies have toyed with various form factors, from flip phones to bendy phones and several other impractical designs. But it seems like the ‘slab’ is here to stay. Limitations of the smartphone, include its small screen sizes, inefficiency multitasking, being a general nuisance in public, and not to mention the small fact that they can be used to spy on us. So perhaps it is time to stop trying to evolve the smartphone and ditch…

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