With over 15 years of graphic design, branding, and UX experience, Alicia has worked with clients big and small from around the world. When she’s not glued to her computer screen, you can find her teaching visual communication design classes, roaming through farmers’ markets, or searching for treasures at second-hand bookstores.

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Reviews

Box

Box is a cloud storage solution with dozens of amazing features, quick backups, tight security, and much more. It has a few downsides, like its slightly restrictive free plan, but it’s a solid solution for individuals and businesses of all sizes.

4.6
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Strikingly

Strikingly offers a simplified approach to website building that specializes in single-page websites. With limited customization, this tool might be a dream for beginners, but frustrating for those who want a bit more creative freedom. So, is Strikingly the right fit for you? Read on to find out!

4.4
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Sync

Sync has all the basic features you’ll need to store, sync and share files, plus reasonable storage capabilities, and great privacy protection. There’s no live chat support and the free plan is definitely bare-bones, but it’s a great option if you want an affordable cloud storage solution or aren’t interested in extra features.

4.2
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Mercado Shops

Mercado Shops offers a simplified e-commerce website builder that helps you get your business off the ground or expand into Latin America. This platform offers a good range of features, like integrated shipping and handling, and cross-channel selling. However, Mercado Shops is limited to Latin America, and integrated shipping is only available in select countries. 

4.2
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OpenDrive

OpenDrive provides cloud storage and backup solutions that can be used for personal or business needs. There’s also a free – but limited – plan. Backups can be slow and it definitely lacks a few more modern features, but pricing is incredibly reasonable and customer support is reliable and fast.

3.7
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ElephantDrive

ElephantDrive is a personal and business cloud backup service with solid features like non-user link sharing and easy data restoration. However, its downsides can be difficult to overlook, especially when it comes to its lagging apps and vague privacy policy.

3.5
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Blog Posts

9 Best Baseball Team Logos & How to Get One for Free [2024]

Getting a logo is an important step for your baseball team. You want to make sure both players and fans can relate to its message. Even more importantly, you need a logo that will look good printed on caps, t-shirts, flags, and other merchandise. Guess what? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can even create a baseball logo on your own (click here to jump down to the...

4.1
April 12, 2024
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5 Best Squarespace Parallax Templates + 2 Alternatives [2024]

Parallax scrolling effects can add depth to your images and make your website more interactive. However, the slower page loading speeds and mobile compatibility issues have always concerned me. Squarespace must have shared my concern, because its latest version, 7.1, has ditched parallax scrolling. But I was excited to find lots of earlier templates - 29, to be exact - that...

4.0
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6 Best FREE Website Builders for Personal Trainers in 2024

Most free website builders will let you create a basic site for your personal training business, but only a handful of them can help you create a truly great website, or give you powerful tools for marketing, client management, and more – without forcing you to upgrade to a paid plan.  To save you some time, I tested the top website builders on the market (using only their...

4.7
January 13, 2024
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9 Best Art Logos and How to Make Your Own for Free [2024]

As an artist or someone who runs an art-related business, you’re probably a whiz with a paintbrush and a blank canvas. But when it comes to logo design, a professional graphic designer has digital branding down to a fine art. Like you, an experienced designer has a strong creative eye. They understand the importance of color, typography, and shapes, but they also have the...

4.0
October 19, 2023
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9 Best Boat Logos and How to Make Your Own for Free [2024]

Whether you sell boats, repair them, rent them, or simply own a nautical brand, an attractive boat logo design will make a unique impression on your target customers. A talented designer can transform your vision into a gripping artwork without going over budget. I’ll show you how to get a professional design for as little as $5. Prefer to take the helm of your new logo...

4.3
October 19, 2023
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9 Best Circle Logos and How to Make Your Own 2024

From wheels and dinner plates to drawings of our planet and the sun, circles are all around us. The shape’s perfect geometric form represents wholeness, excellence, limitlessness, sharing, and unity. When picturing your ideal circle logo, is it sleek and simple or badge-like? Does it include a monogram within a circle, or does it have curved text inside? There are many...

5.0
October 19, 2023
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9 Best Twitch Streamer Logos + How to Make Your Own [2024]

Want to be a Twitch streamer but no one takes you seriously with that generic profile pic? You can create your own logo for your profile, sure. But if you want to make an impact, you'd probably be better off hiring a real designer. No money? No worries. Jump down to find out how you can get an awesome logo for as little as $5. If you have the talent and you’d rather do...

4.4
October 19, 2023
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How To Cancel Your Fasthosts Account + Get a Refund in 2024

Fasthosts may not be perfect, but it was true to its word and gave me a full refund when I cancelled my account. The process wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, but I did get my money back eventually, even though I signed up for the cheapest plan. Fasthosts is a fairly inexpensive web host with a lot to offer, but it’s not for everyone. If you’re hosting a WordPress...

4.0
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4 Best 000webhost Alternatives – FREE or Really Cheap [2024]

Even though 000webhost is a decent free hosting service, it does have many restrictions – especially with storage and bandwidth – that doesn’t make it suitable for everyone. If you’re running a professional website and need more stable uptime and a place to grow your site, you might be better off with another host. The thing with free hosting is that it rarely offers enough...

5.0
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5 Best Render Alternatives – Top Cloud Hosting in 2024

Render is a simple, unified cloud platform that helps developers build and deploy their apps with ease – but it’s not for everyone. Render does require a certain level of technical skill to be able to use, and while it offers a comprehensive library of support documentation, human support may be a little harder to come by. If you’re just starting out with cloud computing,...

5.0
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5 Best Kimsufi Alternatives – Top Reliable Hosts Tested in 2024

A sister company of OVHcloud, Kimsufi specializes in a stripped-down version of VPS and dedicated server hosting. Kimsufi’s affordable prices are definitely noteworthy, but once you look closely, you’ll notice its preset server plans lack the essential features you’ll find with other hosts, like a fast network service, multiple levels of security, and user-friendly control...

4.3
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5 Best Wholesale Internet Alternatives (Most Trusted) in 2024

You’re looking for a high-performance dedicated server host that will give you a secure environment and an abundance of resources to handle your growing traffic. So you checked out Wholesale Internet and thought, “Why not?” Certainly, its prices are attractive, but then the other shoe dropped and now you’re stuck with a subpar hosting service. While Wholesale Internet isn’t...

5.0
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5 Best Cloud Backup Services for Businesses in 2024

Many cloud storage services that claim to be great for both personal and business use are usually not equipped to handle even the most basic of business needs. Let’s face it – someone backing up a personal computer doesn’t require the same features or functionalities that a small business or enterprise would. If you’re looking for cloud storage for business use, the first...

4.3
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6 Best DomainFactory Alternatives (Reliable & Secure) in 2024

As a freelance website designer, I’m all too familiar with the pains of using a subpar hosting provider. And trust me, there are plenty out there. Although there are a lot of hosts to choose from, not all of them offer a positive user experience. In the past few years, I wasn’t happy with DomainFactory’s page load times and price increases. Because of the slow server...

4.7
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7 Best Email Marketing Services for Insurance Agents in 2024

By the time disaster strikes, it’s often too late for people to get insurance. That’s why you want to reach potential customers during times of wellness. You want people to think of you before something goes wrong. And email marketing can help with that. But there are tons of email marketing services to choose from, all of them claiming to boost your client engagement and...

4.0
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