Why Use SimpleSite for Your Online Store

Create an easy online store for free

Do you have a couple of products or services that you've thought about selling online? You've probably begun shopping online and seen how convenient it is for both the customer and the seller.

So maybe you've thought about getting into the game with an online store of your own. But perhaps you've hesitated because setting up an online store seemed like too daunting a task. You may not even have a clue how to get started.

Never fear. SimpleSite has taken that intimidating job, turned it into a simple process, and made ecommerce possible for you, whether you want a small or large store. It is so easy you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner.

Being easy to build is not the only advantage you'll have with a SimpleSite online store. One of your main goals is probably to make money. Isn't that right?

If you want your online store to be profitable, you will probably attempt to keep expenditures to a minimum without sacrificing quality. Then SimpleSite is your best friend.

You don't have to come up with any financial investment to build your online shop. That's right. SimpleSite gives you a FREE way to build a stunning online store. Just click the green button to get started.

Build a FREE Online Store Here!

Suggested reading: Use Your Smartphone to Take Amazing Product Photos for Your Online Store

Simple Website Design

Choose one of SimpleSite's stunning templates, and use the simple, click-to-edit tools to create a beautiful online store. Customize your store with your choice of colors, fonts, logo, photos, and more.

You can have your store's sales pages ready in 10 minutes without knowing any coding or website design. And shopping at your store will be a snap for your customers at whatever time they like to shop – 24 hours every day.

Create kids clothes online store Create antiques online store Create jewelry online store
Click on your favourite design to get started!

Customize with Your Own Personal Domain Name

Your SimpleSite online store is free for five items. You don't need to give your credit card details, and you can keep the free online store forever.

But if you find that your store is successful and you decide it's time to take your store to the next level, you can then upgrade to your own personal domain name – still via SimpleSite – and sell unlimited products. No need to re-build in a new location.

Your customers can pay with credit card in your online store

Easy eCommerce Setup

Create beautiful product pages and collect payment through PayPal, which supports all major credit cards. It couldn't be easier.

You'll have access to an overview of your orders so you can judge the success of your store at a glance. Your shopping cart is secure so you can assure customers that their personal information will never be used for anything other than the order.

SimpleSite makes the whole selling process easy for you. And you are the one in control of what your sales pages look like. If you want to test a new color to see if it attracts more customers, no problem. Edit at will. Add products. Change fonts and colors. Change products. It's all possible.

 Suggested reading: Why eCommerce Is Critical to Your Business

No More Waiting

SimpleSite is easy, secure, and FREE. What could be better? Just click the green button to get started.

Build a FREE Online Store Here!

Author: Kate Benzin

How To Make A Free Web Shop With Online Payment In Under 10 Minutes

If you’re a hobbyist or the owner of a small business, then there’s a tremendous opportunity waiting for you online! As more and more consumers shop online, having your own online store is becoming increasingly more important.

How To Create A Strong Password That’s Hard To Guess But Easy To Remember

Password protection is crucial in today’s digital age, and the strength of a password is becoming increasingly more complex. We all know that “password” and “123456” are not strong passwords (and yet they remain the two most commonly used passwords!). But passwords like "redhouse146" and "rover1987" are safe and difficult to hack, right?


Hackers and hacker software have become so efficient that passwords we think are strong are actually shockingly easy to crack. So what should you do (and not do) in order to come up with passwords that are easy for human beings to remember, yet hard for computers to guess?

Don’t have a website yet? With SimpleSite you can build your own FREE website in minutes. It is extremely easy and stays free forever! Click here to build your own FREE website with SimpleSite.

If you can find it in the dictionary, it can be guessed

Don’t use words that can be found in the dictionary. This means any word, from “aardvark” to “zymogen” and everything in between. Software specifically designed to plug in words from the dictionary exists, and some are even able to combine multiple words from the dictionary at a very high speed. This means that passwords like “GreenApple” or “SunnyDay” are also too easy to crack.

The longer, the better

We’ve all heard that a password should have at least 8 characters. The more characters, the better. But do you also know why? Say you have a password with 5 letters, like “maria”. A five-letter password has 10 billion possible combinations, and can be cracked in 5 seconds. A six-letter password would take 500 seconds to crack, seven letters would take 13 hours, and eight letters would take 57 days. So you see: for each additional character you add to your password, the amount of time it would take to guess increases immensely!

Don’t re-use the same password across multiple sites

Let’s admit: many of us do this, because it’s simply the easiest thing to do. But using the same password for multiple websites and accounts can lead to identity theft if just one of these accounts gets hacked. You wouldn’t use a single key to open your front door, your car and the door to your office. So try to use different password for your accounts. If you still want to do so, at the very least use individual passwords for your most important logins, like your bank account, your e-mail accounts, and your social media accounts.

Personal information is not so personal

Your name, age, date of birth, the name of one of your parents or children or pets… All this information is neither private nor difficult to guess for either computers or hackers, as much of this information is readily accessible on social media accounts and other websites. Steer clear from this “easy to remember but also very easy to guess” strategy.
So how should you come up with passwords that are harder to crack, but still easy enough for you to remember?

Think outside of words and letters; think shapes

Instead of using the letters on your keyword to create words, look at the keys on your keyboard to create shapes. For example:

Try to follow the keys that make the password 3EDCft6 on your keyboard – it makes a V shape (see image). The same for the password 2WDCft6YHNji0 – except this password will create a W shape on your keyboard.

The only things you need to remember is whether you have a V or W shape, which key on the keyboard you should start with, and where you used lower or uppercase letters.

Phrases and abbreviations are better than words

Instead of using your pet’s name and the date of your birth as password, you can use an abbreviated phrase instead, such as “I got my dog Rover on the first day of October 2006”. This becomes the password IgmdRot1stdoO2006. You simply have to remember the first letter of each word in the sentence.

Another tip is to take a sentence, such as ILoveBurgers, and for each account you have you add the relevant word in front of burgers. For example: ILoveBankBurgers, ILoveFacebookBurgers, ILoveYahooBurgers, and so on.

Don’t have a website yet? With SimpleSite you can build your own FREE website in minutes. It is extremely easy and stays free forever!

Click here to build your own FREE website with SimpleSite.

SimpleSite Password Tricks & Tips

Forgot your SimpleSite password? Go to, and click on “Login” in the upper-right corner of the screen. Click on Forgot password and fill in username you’ve used for your SimpleSite. Please note: If you are already logged into your website, it will SiteEditor instead of Login in the upper-right corner.

The new password will be send to the e-mail address you used to create your SimpleSite with. Remember to check your spam/junk filters when you’ve requested a new password from SimpleSite, as it may end up there.

Don’t reset your password multiple times – this means you will have to figure out which password is the latest one that has been recreated for you. Request a new password once and check your e-mail inbox.

If you have more than one website with SimpleSite, be aware that the username you fill in actually belongs to the website in question you are requesting the new password for.

Author: Michelle de Marée

3 Questions To Ask To Make A Better Website [Infographic]

Before you start designing and adding content to your new website, take a moment to consider the following 3 questions. Answering these questions will help you get an even better grasp of your site’s design and function, guaranteed!

Don't have your own website yet? Make your own FREE website with SimpleSite now!

Don't have your own website yet? Make your own FREE website with SimpleSite today!

Author: Michelle de Marée

How To Make Money By Blogging [Guide]

How To Make Money By Blogging
“Can I make money through my blog? And if so, how do I do it?”
This is a question we've been asked a lot lately. As a result, we have decided to dedicate this blog post to giving you an informed answer.

The truth is: there are many ways of making money of your blog. If you want to know our favorite tips and tricks on this topic then continue reading and we'll teach you how you can turn your SimpleSite Blog into a money machine.

Don’t have a blog yet? Create one for FREE by clicking on the green button.

First Step: Build an Audience

Before you can start making money from your blog you need to build an audience of a descent size.

The key to every successful blog is delivering quality content and promoting it (e.g. on social media). Your blog posts should be both original and creative. Remember to make sure your headlines are catchy and appetizing.

Be consistent and keep up with a fixed updating frequency of your choice. Subscribers are demanding and constantly crave new content. If you disappoint them, they may abandon you. In the worst case your blog will end up in the digital cemetery.

Read more: How To Start A Successful Blog [Tips And Tricks]

But creating good content isn’t enough on it’s own. You will want to constantly grow your blog and get more subscribers and visitors. This can be done by sharing your posts on social media, making sure you optimize all your blog posts for search engines and by trading links with other blogs or websites.

Read more: 5 Easy Ways To Attract More Visitors To Your Website

Promote Products or Brands

Many companies pay bloggers to promote their products or brand. This is called affiliate marketing, and you can join this trend. Here is how it works:

You blog about a product or a service. You provide your readers with a unique affiliate link to the product where they can buy the product. The affiliate link contains a tracking code that registers if any of your readers buy the product from the affiliate link.

If they do buy a product, you will receive a commission. If you have a lot of subscribers and manage to sell the products well, this can lead to quite a generous income. How great is that?

What is an affiliate program?

The affiliate program is a middleman between companies, who want to market their products, and bloggers, who want to promote or write about products. The affiliate program coordinates all the technical stuff and makes sure you earn your fair share of the revenue.

Here are some of the most renowned affiliate programs:

Sell Your Own Products

Another way of making money of your blog is by running your own online store. While this will require more time and energy, you are also sure to gain 100% of the commission.

Adding an online store to your blog is ideal for those who blog about beauty, sports, creative handcrafts, gadgets, electronics and the like.

So if you blog about handcrafts you may want to sell the materials you use, or even sell your final creations. If you work as an consultant, coach or guru, you can also use your blog to promote your services, and then let customers book your service through the online store.

It’s very easy to set up an online store. Read this blog post and learn how to set up your own online store in under 10 minutes.

Sell Your Own E-book

Another way of monetizing your blog is by writing your very own E-book(s). This is especially relevant for those who are experts within their field, and who have built up high credibility within the blogging world.

There are several websites that let you host your own E-book and charge money for it. Here are some of them:


Be careful not to turn your blog into the next TV shop. Too much advertising can result in a drastic drop in subscribers. People simply don’t want to be spammed with ads all the time. Remember to keep it at a level you would find acceptable if you were the reader. Eventually, what it all comes down to in regards to running a good blog is the quality of the content.

Another rule of thumb is to only promote products or services you sincerely believe in and that you would like to be associated with your name. If you advertise a bad product, or a product that is totally irrelevant for your readers, your blogs image and your reputation will suffer and in the end this can have serious effects on your earnings.

Author: Camilla Groen