Articles by Lori Soard

How to Build an Author Portfolio Website

  • Website Design
  • Updated Oct 15, 2020
  • By Lori Soard
As an author, you are the face of your brand and an author portfolio website introduces you to new readers as well as giving you a professional calling card for potential clients and publishers. Howev…

How Microweber Went from a 3-Employee Startup to 12,000 Registered Users

  • Interviews
  • Updated Jul 06, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
A mere three years ago Boris Sokolov and Peter Ivanov launched Microweber (www.microweber.com). They started with three employees, but today have grown the concept to over 12,000 registered users and …

AccuWebHosting’s Success Through Client Responsiveness

  • Interviews
  • Updated Mar 05, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
In an industry where the top ten hosting companies control about 21% of the market, competition is fierce to gain clients and keep an edge. There are hundreds of hosting companies, so if you want to p…

How Sender.net Became an Overnight Success in the Email Marketing Industry

  • Interviews
  • Updated Nov 08, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
In a marketplace that is highly competitive in nature, Sender.net (sender.net)  was able to become an almost overnight success in the email marketing industry. Since its founding in 2012, Sender.net h…

How Firedrop Used the Growing Popularity of A.I. to Gain 4,000 Users Before Launch

  • Interviews
  • Updated Jul 10, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
Before Firedrop (www.firedrop.ai) even opened its virtual doors, it had more than 4,000 active users in place. The concept for the company developed in 2015, they sought out investors, secured funding…

How Cloudways Simplified the Process of Hosting for Clients and Revolutionized Their Business

  • Interviews
  • Updated Sep 22, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Since Cloudways (www.cloudways.com) was founded in 2011, it has grown to 50+ employees to tens of thousands of servers for thousands of customers within the Platform. This was all accomplished in six …

How Chuck Gumbert Uses Fighter Pilot Techniques to Succeed in Business and in Life

  • Interviews
  • Updated Sep 20, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Winning in business requires a very specific set of skills that entrepreneurs can learn and develop over time. However, figuring out the ins and outs of running a business, whether online or off, can …

How Hostinger Bootstrapped Their Company to 29 Million Users in the Last Decade

  • Interviews
  • Updated Jun 30, 2020
  • By Lori Soard
When an entrepreneur has the idea to start a company from nothing, they usually dream that it will one day grow into something amazing, but no one knows for sure. It is estimated that 96% of businesse…

How Aparg Gained 400+ Customers in Five Short Years

  • Interviews
  • Updated Jul 15, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
Growing a  business from the ground up is not an easy feat for anyone. In fact, it is a major challenge to figure out how to market your new business, where to find clients, and how to make it a profi…

Vim: Making Life Easier for Coders while Helping Children in Uganda

  • Web Tools
  • Updated Jul 10, 2018
  • By Lori Soard
If you're in any type of web development or programming, then you've likely heard of Vim (vim.org), which stands for “Vi Impoved.” Vim is an open source text editing software. The text edi…

52 Weeks of Idea Starters for Your Blog

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated Aug 23, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
If you want site visitors to return to your blog frequently, you have to give them fresh material to read. They need to know they can trust you to give them good advice and to give it on a regular sch…

The Secrets of Writing Irresistible Blog Posts

  • Copy Writing
  • Updated Jul 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
You can have an amazing website design, but content is ultimately what sells your website to the outside world. Writing irresistible blog posts is an important component of keeping content fresh and e…

Why Storytelling Is a Vital Part of Blogging

  • Blogging Tips
  • Updated May 07, 2019
  • By Lori Soard
About 78% of managers think that content is still the future of marketing and that branding is king. It shouldn't be any surprise. Stories are as old as time. The first cavemen shared stories on the w…

BlogVault’s Journey from a Hobby Project to Profitable Business

  • Interviews
  • Updated Jun 12, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
For small business owners, finding that one thing you're truly passionate about and feel called to create is more rewarding even than the profit a business might make (although, we all want that profi…

How Tristan Hervouvet Built ImageRecycle from 0 to 1,000,000,000 Images

  • Interviews
  • Updated May 01, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
ImageRecycle went from a simple idea to handling more than  1,000,000,000 pieces of compressed media, and in a very short time span. Tristan Hervouvet, co-founder of ImageRecycle and JoomUnited founde…

Valentin Sharlanov of WebHostFace Dishes about Reliable, Secure, Personalized Web Hosting

  • Interviews
  • Updated Mar 17, 2017
  • By Lori Soard
WebHostFace (site: webhostface.com/) is one of those hosting companies that puts service at the core of their branding. They describe their story as a fairy tale. They talk about a rough start, advent…