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Starting an online business is one of the easiest ways for many people who want to set out on their own and finally start pursuing the financial freedom they crave. Yet, starting an online business can be deceptively difficult. Sure, you just need a website and some ingenuity, but it can take longer than you might expect to start getting the traffic or the leads you need to turn a profit.

Fortunately, there are many tools available that can help you jumpstart the process or get out of a plateau so you can quickly take your business to the next level. Here are some things you can do and tools you can use that will help you grow your business faster:

Take Advantage of Predictive Analytics

Analytics let you know when customers are visiting your site, what pages they are interacting with, and so on. Predictive analytics help you learn about future customer behavior based on past models, and taking advantage of predictive analytics is one of the best ways you can drive revenue.

You shouldn’t always be responding to what your customers have done. You should try to anticipate your audience’s needs so that you can provide the right content, introduce them to the products they need at the right time, etc. Predictive analytics can help you make the decisions that’ll get results and make your business profitable.

Create an e-Commerce Shop

You don’t need to order a warehouse full of merchandise to sell things online. All you need is a good product that you either make yourself or that you can drop ship, along with a good e-Commerce store.

Say you make jewelry from home. By using a good e-Commerce program like Sellify or Shopify, you can set up a professional-looking online shop that’ll make your products look more attractive, in turn making it easier to sell them. But even if you have no talent or  money to invest in merchandise, you can sell everything from grass-fed beef for Paleo enthusiasts to big-screen TVs for tech junkies. You just need to find a good drop shipper. Someone orders from you, you place the order, and the supplier ships the product directly to the customer. You don’t have to handle merchandise, and there is no risk since you don’t have to buy the products first.

Get Social

Social media has made it very easy for businesses of all kinds to connect with their audience and promote loyalty among their customers. The more active your audience and the more loyal your customer base, the more successful your business will be in the long run.

Take advantage of all the tools that social media offers you. Put profiles on top sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and use them actively. Encourage engagement with contests, polls, surveys, and more. Boost your profile and your posts where appropriate to get your content in front of new people or to promote new products. Use tools like HootSuite to schedule your posts and monitor engagement on your content and your ads. Those analytics will help you know which strategies effective and where you could make improvements.

Pay to Play

Don’t shy away from advertising, even if you’re just starting out or operating on a tight budget. You can spend less than $100 per month on Google Ads or social media ads and get a noticeable bump in web traffic, engagement, and/or sales. Make every dollar count by creating the best and most effective ad. Study the best strategies and incorporate them into your ad. You’ll get more out of every ad dollar you spend.

Whether you’ve been writing blogs for a few years and aren’t getting the ad revenue you want or you’re thinking about starting an e-Commerce store to sell your handmade goods, you can use these strategies to help you meet your business goals faster. You’ll soon get more web traffic, more engagement on your posts, more email leads, and more sales. As you start making more revenue with these tips, you can reinvest that money to grow your business exponentially.










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Time Saving Beauty Hacks For Busy Moms
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No matter how busy you think your life is, you’ve probably got nothing on the crazy schedule of a new mom. All at once, everything else in your life that used to draw your attention is now shifted to your child. It’s not surprising or unnatural that putting aside time for some much-needed self-care is no longer a priority once women start a family.

The constant needs of a child can drown self-care needs that used to be a priority before motherhood. Taking time to style your hair just right, put on a full face of makeup or even getting to have a shower all to yourself seem like the dreams of yesterday for busy moms.

Being a mom, whether you are in Chicago or Los Angeles is the most important role that you will ever have; it’s universally demanding. It’s also important to start teaching your child about taking time to take care of themselves, which they can learn by watching you. Grooming habits and taking care of yourself even when you are pressed for time is a good example of healthy habits to pass along to your children.

You don’t need to look like you are about to walk a runway every day but there are a few time-saving beauty hacks that are great for busy moms. From getting the best laser hair removal Chicago has to offer to embracing your natural hair color and texture, you can still save time and look radiant.

Minimize Makeup Routine

There isn’t a mother on the planet that doesn’t know what it’s like to always look tired around the eyes and lose a bit of your natural glow from pure exhaustion. You may not want to completely embrace the fully natural look but, that doesn’t mean that you can’t show your beauty to the world.

Start with a combination product that includes moisturizer and a light pigment to help you renew your skin’s moisture and even out your complexion. Add a bit of mascara to your upper and lower lashes to give your eyes a more alert and open appearance. Finish off your look with a bright lip stain that will stay on all day and stand up to lots of baby kisses.

Shower At Night

Days are the busiest time for moms so it can be nearly impossible to fit a shower for yourself into the schedule. Take a bit of time at night when the day slows down a bit to jump in the shower for a few minutes. This can become a relaxing routine at the end of a long mommy day and help you to sleep better and rise ready for another day.

Simple Hair

When you become a mom you can say goodbye to fancy hairstyles on a daily basis. This doesn’t mean that you have to walk around looking like you have never used a brush or a comb but, embracing your natural hair has its benefits. Get comfortable with your natural hair texture and try simple styles that can be done on the run.

You may even want to go with a short and sassy style when you start your family. Most women can rock a pixie cut with very little effort and maintenance.

Laser Hair Removal

Mom’s that can barely get in the shower long enough to rinse off don’t have time to worry about shaving their legs. Most moms know that things can get pretty prickly between shaving sessions. If you want a permanent solution you can talk to a dermatologist about the benefits of having laser hair removal treatments.


There is nothing more beautiful than a new mother. Even with a busy schedule and a huge shift in your priorities, it’s still possible to look your best with these time-saving beauty hacks.

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Author: Michelle Couch, Financial and parenting writer

Michelle Couch is a freelance writer who covers family finance, personal finance, parenting and more. Couch lives in Maryland, MA and loves to leverage credit card points to travel with her husband and two children. 

Having a baby brings overwhelming joy but also comes with a lot of new expenses. From buying packs of diapers in bulk, to walking the grocery aisles for baby food, your expanding shopping list may mean it’s time to consider opening a credit card that fit your new family needs.

Data shows, in the first year alone, the cost of raising a baby can run up to $21,000, and the cost of raising a child to adulthood can increase after that. In order to maximize your financial flexibility and your credit card rewards, the credit cards you carry should evolve as your family and spending habits change. Read on for the qualities you should look for as well as some of the best credit cards for each stage of raising a family based on your goals and spending habits.

Parenting stage: Newborn baby

When you have a newborn baby, you will spend an outrageous amount of money on new baby gear – from diapers to medical bills and childcare. Having a credit card that gives you rewards and cash back for all those expenses can be beneficial and help ease the burden of all those extra costs. Choose an easy-to-use card that will reward you for the spending you’re going to do and skip cards that give you extra points for entertainment and dining out, since you’ll likely cut back in those categories. The Brim Financial credit card, for example, has built a unique rewards marketplace that provides points for the things you will need for your little one like groceries and retail items.

Parenting stage: School-age kids

As time goes on, you’ll spend less on diapers and baby food, but that does not mean spending costs will decrease. A USDA analysis found that family expenses actually increase as a child ages. Spending costs will go more towards extracurricular activities and your grocery budget will increase. New moms and dads will appreciate the Blue Cash Preferred® Card from American Express because this credit card offers the highest cash-back rate at U.S. supermarkets at 6%.

Parenting stage: Teenagers

Once your child is 16, many experts recommend making your teenager an authorized user on one of your credit cards to help build your child’s credit history. Keep in mind that just because you add your teen as a user doesn’t mean you have to give them the card. If your goal is to maximize rewards, The Chase Freedom and Discover It Cash Back all offers 5 percent cash back each category in different categories, ranging from dining to gas.

Parenting stage: Kids off to college

It’s never too early to start saving for your child’s college education. 529 college savings plans are your best bet when planning for future college costs. A 529 plan is a savings account where the money is used to pay for the beneficiary’s college expenses and K-12 tuition, tax-free. If your goal is to enjoy more time to yourself since your child is away at college, apply for a premium travel card with a big sign-up bonus to help pay for those planned vacations. The Chase Preferred and Reserve cards offer 3 percent back in both dining and travel.

The Takeaway

As your children grow from diapers to college caps and gowns, different credit cards can help you reach and manage your goals dependent on your household spending. Credit card users should switch cards frequently as their spending habits change and the issuers change their offerings.

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