Laughingbird Software
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Creatorpreneurs Newsletter Issue #9: SHOPIFY

Hi Creatorpreneurs!

Hope your week is going great. 😛

There are some new changes in store for Laughingbird!

Lisa and I have been running the website on WordPress for almost 17 years (!). Everybody knows WordPress, because it’s free and it’s probably what you use to run your own website.

But over the years, it’s caused a ton of headaches for us. Crashed sites due to conflicting plugins, incompatible themes that don’t look consistent page to page, lots and lots of plugins that slowed down the site.

It was too much and honestly, I got tired of being an IT guy instead of creating graphics for Laughingbird.

So, after meditating on what to do (…okay, maybe I shouldn’t call it meditating, I’ll call it ‘staring in front of the computer and looking at 12,000 other websites to see what was working), I came across a YouTube video that changed everything! I’ve included it below.

It helped us jump from WordPress and onto a different platform called:

SHOPIFY!

Have you heard of it? It’s amazing.

Laughingbird Software can now sell software AND “Print On Demand” items like customized Wall Art (you can personalize the text and have it packaged and shipped right to your door in a matter of days)!

We can also create customizable t-shirts and hoodies and coffee mugs that YOU as a customer can personalize!

You can create a shop too – and you don’t need to store any of the items in a warehouse! They’re only printed after your customer orders them.

In my humble opinion, Shopify is SO (so!) much better, easier, and just more fun to use than WordPress… and it opens up a new world of possibilities.

You can decide to start a “print on demand” business on Monday, get your website up and running by Tuesday… and start making sales by the end of the week.


New! “Personalize Your Own Wall Art”

We’re starting a new service! We’ve been designing customizable wall art! Hop in and take a look! Pick out a template, edit the text in the poster – and have it shipped to your door in a matter of days!


CREATORPRENEUR TOOL OF THE WEEK!

Did you know you could set up your own Shopify store and start selling tshirts? Or mousepads that your customers can upload their own images onto?


GRAPHICS CREATOR VIDEO OF THE WEEK

This is the video that got us started on Shopify. It was super exciting and super informative. If you have 8 minutes, and you’re looking to start selling something or enhance the products you’re selling now – give it a look:


CREATORPRENEUR TIP OF THE WEEK

Here’s a tip. Try Shopify out for a week (the link in this newsletter is not an affiliate link)… we just love the platform!

Watch some YouTube videos on what it is and what you can sell.

If you have any questions or comments on it all, hit Reply or just leave a comment!

See you next week!

-Marc & Lisa

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The Creatorpreneurs Newsletter – Issue #31 – BE THE BEST GRAPHICS MAKER

Hey Creatorpreneurs!

It's easy to get into a routine and completely miss the simplest way of creating graphics.

More time doing things the hard way means less time making progress in your business or enjoying life!

For example, if you continue to open the Graphics Creator and make graphics the only way you know how, you might do it the hard way.

Plus if you use only the functions you KNOW how to use, you might be missing out on ways to make your graphics even more stunning!

Don't find yourself saying... "Why didn't I know that 2 years ago?"!

Take a look at what's next...

And check out our newest graphics here!

The Creatorpreneurs Newsletter Issue #30 – KEYWORDS with your CONTENT?

Hey Creatorpreneurs!

I've been writing for a new niche blog that I'm really excited about. I can't wait to share it with you (I'll give you the details soon)!

Now that I'm more focused than ever on writing, I'm digging deep into the world of blogging and learning a ton during my journey. Along with visual content, keyworded content is also essential to blogging!

That's why this newsletter offers up a free tool that'll help you make more of an impact with your writing, whether it's for blogging, creating ads, or website copywriting. And, be sure to watch Marc's video to find out how to create and use visual content on social media!

- Lisa

The Creatorpreneurs Newsletter – Blog Content Guide-Issue #29

No matter what online business you have, there's no way to avoid publishing blog content. Offering helpful and/or timely information to prospective buyers and current customers is just part of running a successful business... one focused on pleasing customers.

But when you need to spend most of your time creating products and services, fitting in blogging seems near impossible. Not to mention that throwing up a few words doesn't cut it if you want to get noticed on Google's search engines.

Yep, it can all be a bit too much!

In this blog content guide, I'm going to show you how to get the help you need to get started as a content blogger or to grow your small blog.

Take a look below at the list of resources below.

Then check out the "Posting a blog article" Creatorpreneurs Tip at the end of the newsletter!

The Creatorpreneurs Newsletter – Issue #28- Get Visible!

Your first goal in business should be to make sure you're visible. The cool tools we're talking about today will help!

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