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LinkedIn is a potent tool that allows you to reach out to influential people in your industry. But let’s face it – the user interface is ugly and not personalized. The social elements can distract readers from your individual expertise. It’s not optimal as a profile of your professional experiences. You need an one-page online resume that gives an overview of your career trajectory. Looking for a…

Want to drive traffic to your Strikingly site, get to know your audience better? We hear you. We’re now announcing an update to the Strikingly iOS app, for you to easily manage your website on the go. The central belief of Strikingly is to “build from mobile.” We consider the appearance of each Strikingly template on mobile devices at the very start of the design process, instead of trying to cra…

Websites. Easy to start, but difficult to complete. One moment you’re incredibly motivated, “Yes! Of course I want a website to help my organization to thrive.” A couple hours later, you’re staring at a blank webpage and you don’t know where to begin. You know you need an online presence outside of your Facebook page- a gorgeous and professional looking site that also represents your brand. If on…

Unless you’re all up with that self love mindset – promoting your personal brand may seem a little daunting and conceited. Realistically though, it doesn’t have to involve a whole lot of bragging and can be really fast, easy to maintain, and 100% free. Promoting your personal brand is investing in yourself, and your career. And it’s never been easier. Contents: What is a Personal Brand? Why Shoul…

Over the past few years, the blogging craze has exploded and we now have millions of active blogs dedicated to everything from cats with attitudes to molecular gastronomy. As a blogger, you have the chance to express your ideas and share your passions with people across the world. Blogging is also a way for small businesses to increase traffic to their websites and get exposure for their business…

On the occasion when one page just isn’t enough for your specific website build, we want to show how you can create a multiple page site using Strikingly. Multiple Pages is a Pro feature for those of you who really want to build bigger sites, with lots of content and features divided onto different pages. How to Create a Multiple Page Site – Video Transcription Hi there, this is Susan from Striki…

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 Editor's Note: Strikingly graduated from the YC Winter 2013 batch, and raised more than $17 Million in VC funding since then. Strikingly is a website builder for entrepreneurs to launch websites, online stores, and membership sites in minutes. Try it out for free here. I’m David Chen, CEO of Strikingly. We applied to YC twice, and got in the secon…

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…

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,…

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…