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Category: Web Design For Business

Traditional Commerce vs E-Commerce

The difference between traditional commerce and e-commerce — what are some of the major advantages and disadvantages to e-commence versus running a traditional off-line business? Here, let’s discuss some of the major differences between these two approaches to business, so you can make sure you set yourself up right. Let’s get to it! (more…)

6 Different Ways To Build A Website

Understanding the different ways to build a website is important when you’re setting up your online business. But as I’m sure you know, with so many different web design methods and options, it can be confusing to sort through and figure out which tools are best. In today’s video, you’ll get a break down the 6 different ways to build a website and you’ll discover which of these is the best suited for you and your online business. Let’s get started! (more…)

Hosted vs Self-Hosted Payment Gateways

Hosted vs self-hosted payment gateways — which one you set up for your online business will have a dramatic effect on your customer’s experience. But, which one’s best for you? That’s what today’s video is all about, so let’s check it out! (more…)

My Number One Rule

This is a pretty important post. It lays out the foundation for everything you and I do here on Ten Ton. It comes from years and years of hard-earned experience and countless failures. It boils down to one word: Autonomy. Essentially, with our businesses, with our websites, with our marketing efforts, we must own and control as much as we can, and we must be able to move quickly if circumstances change. We must be autonomous. Let me explain… (more…)

3 Key Features For Your Business Website Hosting

Hosting for your website is, of course, readily available. And hosting plans come loaded with tons of features. But how can you know which hosting features are important for your business, and what’s just fluff and marketing hype? In today’s video, you’ll get three critical hosting features you’ll need for your online business. Grab a coffee and let’s get started! (more…)

Advantages Of E-Commerce

The advantages of e-commerce — of running an online store or online business are huge. But how do the benefits of running an online store compare to running a traditional business? In this video, you’ll get five big advantages of running an e-commerce store, so let’s get started! (more…)

Which Of The 6 Different Ways To Build A Website Is Best For You?

Understanding the different ways to build a website is important when you’re planning your online business. But as I’m sure you know, there are a lot of different methods and approaches to building websites these days. It can be confusing to know which option is best. So in this post, you’ll get a break down of the six different ways to build a website. And, you’ll discover which of these is the best suited for you and your business website. By the end, you’ll have a set of the best web design methods to help build your online business. Let’s get started! (more…)

Ecommerce Terminology In Plain English

Ecommerce can be jargonny, technical-sounding, and seem way more confusing than it needs to be. But if you’re getting into online business, there are some important terms that you need to know. What you’ll get in this post is a clear understanding of critical ecommerce terminology and an understanding of how it all works. Ready? Then let’s go! (more…)

How To Use FTP To Connect To Your Small Business Website

When running any kind of small business website or online project, we often need to connect directly to our live website to access the files that are stored there. The best way to do this is to use something called FTP (File Transfer Protocol). While it may sound technical (and possibly related to quantum physics), it’s actually pretty straightforward. So if you have no idea about FTP or how it all works, then you’re in the right spot—that’s what this tutorial’s all about! (more…)

Five Steps To Set Up Your Online Business Website

Web design can seem very confusing, especially when there’s so much being dumped on you — Google Analytics, SEO, shopping carts, should you start a blog, social media, payment gateways, and about a hundred other issues — it’s easy to get overwhelmed. So in this post, what I’ve done is clearly laid out a sequential set of steps to help you get started in web design, and get your online venture live on the web. So by the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a clear set of actions that you can take to get your business online and earning revenue. Let’s jump into it! (more…)