7 Hobbies You Can Turn Into Successful Digital Businesses

FastSpring

While hobbies are the perfect way to escape our everyday responsibilities, all of us at some time or another have said to ourselves, “I wish I could make money doing this.”. No matter what hobby you decide to monetize, the first thing you need to do is research your market and find your niche.

Have COVID-19 And Black Lives Matter Accelerated Values-Based Buying?

Retail Touch

In the case of LGBTQ consumers and their allies, for example, homophobic actions made by executives at companies like Chik-fil-A and Hobby Lobby have led to boycotts and lost sales, Chafin noted.

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Calls for Hobby Lobby boycott over Trump display photo

RetailWire

A Twitter user shared a photo of a store display with decorative letters that read “USA Vote Trump” purportedly from a Hobby Lobby store. The hashtag #BoycottHobbyLobby began trending and has been liked more than 46,500 times and retweeted more than 12,000 times

From headlines to shopping baskets: How U.K. consumers responded to changing C-19 restrictions in 2020

Profitero

From panic buying essentials to adopting new hobbies and embracing the outdoors, consumer behaviour shifted dramatically in response to ‘the new normal’. As Covid-19 restrictions changed in the U.K. over the last 9 months, Amazon search trends gave insight into how consumers responded.

Start Recording: Driving Sales with Video Marketing

Zmags

Remember that time you picked up a hobby (and thought you were really good at it)? Maybe it was crafting artisanal jewelry […]. The post Start Recording: Driving Sales with Video Marketing appeared first on Zmags. Ecommerce Best Practices content & commerce customer engagement customer experience personalization

Retail sales growth slowed in July

RetailWire

percent) and sports, music and hobby stores (-5 percent) had the biggest drop-offs Retail sales grew 1.2 percent in July, down significantly from the 8.4 percent jump in June, according to the Commerce Department. Consumer electronics stores saw the biggest monthly gain in July (+22.9)

Why Shine On's Rewards Program is So Successful

Smile.io

As ecommerce continues to become even more accessible, more people are turning their hobbies and passions into profitable businesses outside of their 9 to 5 work day. No matter where you work, you’ve probably heard the term “side hustle.” Reward Program Strategy

Employee Spotlight: Bill Wilson, Senior Director of Product and Kite Designer

FastSpring

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work? Given that I was running a startup for the last two and a half years, I don’t have many hobbies. Oh, and I have a 5lb Chihuahua that I really love; she’s kind of a hobby.

March 2020 Social Media Water Cooler: Instagram Checkout & (Lots of Updates From) Facebook

ROI Revolution

Facebook Launches Pinterest-Like App Focused on Hobbies and Interests. Hobbi , the latest app from Facebook’s New Product Experimentation team , allows users to sort photos of hobbies and interests into boards – similar to the popular social media platform Pinterest. Currently, Hobbi does not have any social networking components, but functions more as an editor and organizer. Published March 20, 2020. March 2020 has been unpredictable (to say the least).

Employee Spotlight: Bryan Gonzalez, Global Senior Manager, Business Development, and Trivia Wizard

FastSpring

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work? It’s practically mandatory when you move to Santa Barbara that you pick up an active hobby and get outside, so I’ve gotten really into cycling since moving here.

Employee Spotlight: Jay Offringa Hall, Senior Manager of Customer Experience, and Beekeeping Enthusiast

FastSpring

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work? My favorite hobbies and activities outside of work include gardening and beekeeping. FastSpring’s Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series that features the hardworking, intelligent, and fun people that make FastSpring great.

Commerce Department Report: Retail Sales Decline 1.1% in November

Retail Touch

Sports, music and other hobby stores beat the average, with sales down just 0.6% , while big box retailers declined 1% and sales at furniture stores fell 1.1%. retail sales fell 1.1% month-over-month to $546.5 billion in November 2020, according to data from the Commerce Department.

Employee Spotlight: Rachael Dillon, Senior Business Development Representative, and 1920s New Yorker at Heart

FastSpring

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work? Moving to Amsterdam for the role at FastSpring gave me more of a scope to try new hobbies and activities. FastSpring’s Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series that features the hardworking, intelligent, and fun people that make FastSpring great. Get to know the fantastic team behind the ecommerce platform! What is your current role at FastSpring?

The Empowered Marketer: Brian Lim of The Emazing Group

Zaius

If you’ve ever dreamed of turning your favorite hobby or passion project into a full-time job, you’re not alone. Brian’s hobby quickly turned into a business when he started selling custom LED gloving lights through Emazing Lights. That’s what drove Brian Lim, the CEO and Founder of The Emazing Group , to start three massively successful ecommerce brands — Emazing Lights , iHeartRaves and INTO THE AM.

How to Identify and Analyze Your Target Market in 2018

BigCommerce

Hobbies. What are their hobbies? Although your products might appeal to a large group of people, it doesn’t make sense to market to everyone. Your brand will have what is called a “target market.”. What is a Target Market? You need to identify the people who really want or need what you’re offering.

Six Holiday 2020 Preparation Tips for Retailers

RetailMinded

For example, more consumers are tapping into creative hobbies and looking for things like baking tools and jewelry supplies , creating a unique opportunity for merchandisers. . This holiday season is going to look a little different than last year.

The Best Blogging Platforms (In-Depth Review)

Neil Patel

With that said, if you’re interested in personal or hobby blogging, you don’t need anything fancy. They’re perfect for anyone interested in personal or hobby blogging. This makes it perfect for personal or hobby bloggers looking to share their thoughts and ideas with the world.

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Employee Spotlight: Hamilton Kiah, Digital Media Manager, and Expert Gardener

FastSpring

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work? FastSpring’s Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series that features the hardworking, intelligent, and fun people that make FastSpring great. Get to know the fantastic team behind the ecommerce platform!

The Power Behind PowerInbox: Nick Burress

Powerinbox

What are some of your hobbies? Our next employee feature is Nick Burress, our Frontend Designer! Nick has been with PowerInbox for over 3 years and currently resides in Marseilles, IL, where he lives with his wife, two sons, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and lots of fish! Talk about a full house! Let’s get to know more about Nick… 1. What is your favorite part of working remotely? Being so close to family. I love that I can take a break in the afternoon and play catch with the boys.

Need Ecommerce Business Ideas? 27 Experts Give You Their Best Bet

BigCommerce

If you want a hobby or quick cash, find untapped niches and sell fast and get out! Either your special knowledge from your previous working life, or your specialist hobby. Thinking about launching an ecommerce business, but don’t know where to start? Well, an ecommerce business idea would be helpful. Of course, that’s just for starters.

3 Reasons To Invest More In Data Analytics

Retail TouchPoints

I recently worked with a banking client that saw the value in collecting hobby and general interest data from users who came to their site and did not sign up. By Jeffrey Cheal, Episerver There are two kinds of marketers today: those who use a firehose to drink up data analytics and those who haven’t even turned on the faucet. There’s a happy medium that exists when purposeful metrics flow into every part of a retail business.

How to Create Your Ideal Customer Profile

FastSpring

Hobbies. When you start a digital business, you’re often creating a product or service that solves a problem you’ve noticed in your own life. Which means you understand your audience because you are your audience.

Employee Spotlight: Elizabeth Faddis, Recruiting Manager, and Yoga Enthusiast

FastSpring

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work? FastSpring’s Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series that features the hardworking, intelligent, and fun people that make FastSpring great. Get to know the fantastic team behind the ecommerce platform!

How to Sell Toys Online (Sep 2020): A Beginner’s Guide

Ecommerce Platforms

eCommerce store owners in this industry sell a broad range of children's toys and hobby-related products, including both used and new toys. These span traditional toys, action figures, video games, board games, hobby kits, lego, craft supplies, etc.

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Are Seasonal Pop-Ups ‘Haunting’ Abandoned Toys ‘R’ Us Stores A Good Idea?

Retail TouchPoints

It’s been reported that retailers including TJ Maxx , Hobby Lobby and Burlington may grab up some of the properties. The absence of Toys ‘R’ Us headed into the holiday season has created a scramble in two ways: one, to grab a larger share of the toy market, and another for additional physical space. Amazon , Walmart, Target , BJ’s Wholesale Club and Michaels.

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Employee Spotlight: German Torres, Staff Accountant, and Convincing Snow White

FastSpring

Do you have any favorite hobbies or activities outside of work? FastSpring’s Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series that features the hardworking, intelligent, and fun people that make FastSpring great. Get to know the fantastic team behind the ecommerce platform! In this post, we’re featuring our Staff Accountant, German Torres: What is your current role at FastSpring? I am currently a Staff Accountant. A lot of the time, my job will change depending on the time of the month.

The Impact of COVID-19 on E-Commerce GMV, Part 2

ChannelAdvisor

Toys and Hobbies. One interesting trend that we have added this week is a very recent uptick in certain subcategories under the Toys and Hobbies category. Since our prior post last week (with data from January 1 – Mar. 17, 2020), more communities around the world have been locked down and more people are working from home.

What Should I Sell Online? 3 Resources To Help You Find a Product

eCommerce Training Academy

Hobbies. It’s easy to launch an online store. It’s easy to create a beautifully designed website. It’s easy to plan creative marketing to drive traffic and sales in your store. But if your products sucks (or if no one wants to buy it), you won’t experience success any time sooner. Finding the right product to sell online is one thing online businesses struggle with. On one side, you have Amazon selling everything you can think of.

Sell More, Retain Customers Longer, and Have Fun with Discovery Shopping

Retail Touch

When not working, she enjoys spending time outdoors her with family, meditating, and working on her newest hobby, tennis. You know the feeling when you are in a store and see an amazing, exciting, perfect thing that you instantly know you just have to have?

3 tips to tweak your content for the pandemic engagement rate spike

Liveintent

The most dramatic engagement rate increases were in the areas of hobbies & interests (100% increase), news (75% increase), and education (67%). You’re probably tired of hearing how the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its ear over the past six months.

The 9 Best Crafts to Make and Sell for Profit

SellBrite

Milliron and Hill are far from the only people to make a successful leap from crafting hobby to business.

Employee Spotlight: Nick Jones, Inside Sales Representative, and Home DIY Expert

FastSpring

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work? FastSpring’s Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series that features the hardworking, intelligent, and fun people that make FastSpring great. Get to know the fantastic team behind the ecommerce platform! In this post, we’re featuring our Inside Sales Representative, Nick Jones! What is your current role at FastSpring? I am currently an Inside Sales Representative at FastSpring.

Best WordPress Themes for Blogs

Neil Patel

Whether you want to blog as a side hobby or for a business venture, it’s essential to find the right platform and theme for your blogging needs. You can use Baskerville 2 to create an outstanding blog with little investment, which is great if you are blogging as a side hobby.

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New Guide – Quick Wins for Maximizing Conversion Post-COVID

Kibo

And people are starting to return to their normal activities from their jobs to their favorite sports and hobbies. Retailers have been experiencing surges in online activity. Quantum Metrics saw an 8.8% increase in conversion rates on ecommerce sites at the end of February as the pandemic hit, and many activities online only increased from there. However, much of this traffic has represented a shift from purchases that would have otherwise happened offline. And a lot of traffic is erratic.

Employee Spotlight: Lisi Zhu, A Passionate UX Designer and Exquisite Chef

FastSpring

Q: What are your favorite hobbies and activities to do outside of work? A: My favorite hobbies outside of work include cooking and baking. FastSpring’s Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series that features the hardworking, intelligent, and fun people that make FastSpring great. Get to know the fantastic team behind the ecommerce platform! In this post, we’re featuring our Engineering Manager, Lisi Zhu: Q: What is your role at FastSpring?

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The Secret Behind My 1,866,913 Monthly Search Visitors (It’s Not What You Think)

Kissmetrics

It’s not a hobby. If you want to rank at the top of Google, you can’t treat your website as a hobby. How many visitors do you think NeilPatel.com generates each month? Maybe a million… maybe 2 million? I bet you’re going to guess 1,866,913. If that’s what you guessed, you are wrong. This blog actually generated 2,530,346 visitors. 1,866,913 is the number that came from search engines. So, what’s the secret to my ever-growing Google traffic?

Employee Spotlight: Luanne Albright, Support Team Lead and A Decade With FastSpring

FastSpring

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work? FastSpring’s Employee Spotlight is a Q&A series that features the hardworking, intelligent, and fun people that make FastSpring great. Get to know the fantastic team behind the ecommerce platform! What is your current role at FastSpring? I am the Support Team Lead at FastSpring. My job has to do with problem-solving for our sellers and their consumers.