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Today, we’re releasing Strikingly 4, the biggest update to our editor in years. The Strikingly 4 editor has been rebuilt using the latest technology for a smoother, faster editing and viewing experience. Along with the tech upgrade, we’ve added features and functionalities so you can build a more powerful site and customizable site. Available to all Strikingly users (Free, Limited, and Pro), here…

How to Get into Y Combinator – the No BS Approach I’m David Chen, CEO of Strikingly. We applied to YC twice, and got in the second time. If you’re interested in the full story of our startup journey, you can check out this Forbes article. Since Strikingly graduated from Y Combinator in 2013, I’ve frequently been asked by our users and friends on how to get into Y Combinator. And I’ve been fortuna…

Zach Goldie is a copywriter based in Bristol, UK. Between his freelance work and blogging, Zach believes in writing honest, authentic copy that can capture attention and maximize your conversions. We asked Zach to write a website building cheat sheet, for those of you who have or are looking to kick off your online businesses! Greetings from a fellow Strikingly user! I’ve been asked to share some…

Without further ado, we’ve brought you stylistic flexibility for the appearance of your blogs – we know you’ve craved it for some time! Now, you can freely choose and change up the best fit for your blog section, with our six different choices of layout. Some emphasize images. Some emphasize descriptions. All are beautiful. We’ll let the gif below do the talking.

“Overall, the web is pretty sloppy – but an online store can’t afford to be.” – Paul Graham, YC After months in the making, we’re incredibly excited to bring you Simple Store Beta – the easiest and fastest way to launch a beautiful online store. Based on countless requests from you guys, we’ve poured our best into building an eCommerce solution for everyone – burgeoning startups, makers and artis…

A while back, we talked about why your blog needs an email list. Today, we’re diving head first into how – breaking it down into newbie friendly steps you can implement right away. These steps are so easy that even your grandma could do them (but let’s not give her too many ideas). Okay! Let’s get started. 1. Craft high-value lead magnets. A lead magnet is something you offer your site visitors i…

Make Your Own section lets you present your content in exactly the way you want it. For those of you who want more control over the structure and layout of your sections – now, you can arrange and combine different components yourself. Mix and match text, media, Calls-to-Action, and even custom code – to make a freestyle section that is uniquely yours!

Connecting a custom domain to your Strikingly site is easier and faster in this update. For those confused or frustrated with the domain connecting process, we’ve streamlined the steps you need to take from registration to integration! If you haven’t registered a custom domain yet, go do it with help from this handy guide. With this new update, you can easily configure your domain settings in a h…

30 Ways to Find Your First 100 Customers You did it. You finally f***ing did it! You’ve come up with your business idea and now you’re going to execute, damnit. You’ve gotten over the doubts and the procrastination! You launched no matter what your friends, your family, or your dog thought - and now it’s time. You built your website, posted your product pictures, spent WAY TOO MUCH TIME tweaking…

You Don't Need Another Motivational Quote, You Need A Kick in the Ass But a few motivational videos are okay. Ha! But these are a little different. Last week, you received a blog post on how 31 entrepreneurs found their first 100 customers. Above all else, you have to appreciate their persistence and their ability to take action. So for the rest of this month, we’re going to focus on just that: …

How a SaaS Company Almost Killed It On Instagram Part I: Follow/Unfollow | Part 2: Analytics | Part 3: Scheduling | Part 4: Engagement | Part 5: User Generated Content | Conclusion “Vanity metrics are the numbers you want to publish on TechCrunch to make your competitors feel bad.” – Eric Ries You’ve started a company and you KNOW that Instagram is going to be the driving force behind sales and,…

How to do Market Research for Your Business (for Free) “The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first, our own increase of knowledge; secondly, to enable us to deliver that knowledge to others”. -John Locke​ It feels like it’s all coming together, perfectly. The MVP (Minimum Viable Product) you’ve been working on for months, is finally completed. Now, do you launch it into the world an…

Why You Need a Brand Strategy to Build Your Audience You’ve got a great product or service. You’ve worked hard on it, invested all your time and energy in making it awesome. It’s your baby. It’s something that people are going to love. The problem is that they don’t know you, they don’t know your product. And unless you’re a true innovator, there are bound to be products available which are very…

8 Non Hippie Dippy Ways to Building Better Habits “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” — Warren Buffett About a year ago I started taking one dance class a week. I started eating better – so I had the energy to keep up during this one hour class. I worked out 3 times a week so I was more flexible, and stronger, to perform. I was cleaner – putting the …

How an Eager Beaver, Noob Freelancer can do Customer Research “If I had 20 days to solve a problem, I would take 19 days to define it”. -Albert Einstein Think about your Freelancer’s journey like a Goofus and Gallant cartoon strip. The Goofus Way: Step 1 – Publish your site. Step 2 – Post it on your social media a few times a week and wait for the offers to NOT come pouring in. (We’ve talked ab…

How to Build an App for Under $100 without Writing Code Tara Reed (@tarareed_) is the CEO of Apps Without Code. Her tagline is “I like to build apps without writing a line of code”. Aaaaand, mic drop. In this guest post from Tara, she’s going to explain why bypassing her friends opinions was one of the smartest decisions she’s ever made, how she created her app for under $100 without writing a …