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Mega List of 180+ useful tools, resources and services for web entrepreneurs

Written by: , Apr. 22, 2014

UPDATE: I’ve corrected the broken links (especially the internal ones, in the Table of Contents), and added a link to the WAVE tool (thanks Matt!)
I'm proud to share with you a list of almost 200 of my favorite blogs, guides, resources, tutorials and tools on web entrepreneurship, which I've been constantly using for years. I hope many of these websites become useful assets to you as they are for me. I've broken them down for you into 7 parts:

  • Web Design
  • Web Analytics
  • Keyword Research
  • Project Management
  • HTML5 + CSS3
  • E-Commerce
  • Web Accessibility

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Storytelling for Copywriters: Reach More People, Hold Their Interest and Turbo-Charge Your Ads

Written by: , Apr. 7, 2014

Once upon a time, a good copywriter only had to write descriptive, informative copy about a product or service. In today’s ultra-competitive business world, content needs to be literally unforgettable. Copywriters and businesses who want to build an authentic bridge to an audience should consider employing classic storytelling skills: nothing forms a rapport like the sharing of stories.

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Start Charging What You Are Worth

Written by: , Mar. 13, 2014

When you’re in business for yourself, you’re responsible for paying yourself, which means you set your own fees — this is the good news and bad news of owning a small business.
Let’s start with the bad news: you don’t want to set your prices so high above the market rate that you repel the customers you’re working so hard to attract, and you also don’t want to set your prices so low that you’re practically working for free and become an accidental for-profit-turned-non-profit.

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8 Key Ingredients to Becoming a Successful Blogger

Written by: , Feb. 18, 2014

When you sink your teeth into a truly delicious bite of your meal, you probably don’t notice each and every shake of this and pinch of that that’s gone into the dish; all you know is you like what you’re eating and it’s Good (yes, with a capital G).

Much like appetizing cuisine, building a successful blog requires a few essential ingredients, mixed together in such a way that your readers don’t even notice how the pieces are working together—they just know that they like what they’re reading and they want to come back for more. Read one to find out the winning recipe for success.

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