Alicia Daniels

Alicia Daniels

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

How To Cancel Your Fasthosts Account + Get a Refund in 2022

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...

4.5
June 03, 2022
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5 Best Freelance Websites to Hire Pro Musicians & Singers

There are so many freelance musician platforms to choose from, it can be hard to know which site is best. Only a few of them have large pools of professional musicians and even fewer offer talent scouting services. Some lack a serious vetting process, so they become a cesspool of scammers and unreliable freelancers. I tested most of the popular freelance sites to find the...

4.0
May 11, 2022
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7 Best Professional Web Design Agencies [2022 Update]

Anyone can stitch a landing page together – but hiring a pro website designer can boost search rating, impress visitors, increase conversion rate, and make your brand memorable. The difficulty is finding a freelancer who can deliver – and that’s where I’d recommend Fiverr Pro. Most people assume hiring a decent agency or professional web designer costs way more than they...

4.5
May 11, 2022
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5 Best Shopify Facebook Ad Designers for Small Business 2022

Shopify Facebook ads need to be professional and eye-catching to draw in customers and increase your conversion rate. They need to hit your target audience just right, grabbing their attention when they’re being bombarded by constant distractions. The solution? Hiring a professional ad designer to make ads for you. And before you assume that it’s too expensive to hire a...

4.5
May 11, 2022
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6 Best FREE Website Builders for Political Campaigns in 2022

Several free website builders will let you design a decent site - but the one thing none of these builders will give you is a custom domain. If you want your site to look professional (and keep in tone with your brand), you need a paid plan.   As far as I’m concerned, Squarespace is my absolute favorite. It has the best-looking templates around, and even its...

5.0
April 18, 2022
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Constant Contact vs ConvertKit: One Is Better (& Cheaper) [2022]

Constant Contact and ConvertKit are two email marketing services (EMS) that promise basic, easy-to-use email marketing tools. Since Constant Contact targets small business owners and ConvertKit was built for bloggers, there’s quite a lot of overlap in their audiences – but which one is better? After thoroughly testing each service, I found some things I liked about both,...

4.7
April 13, 2022
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VerticalResponse vs Mailchimp: The Honest, Surprising Truth [2022]

If you’ve looked into email marketing at all, chances are you’ve been bombarded by services claiming to be the best all-in-one platform out there. Mailchimp and VerticalResponse both often get touted as top performers. But they can’t both be the best – so which is better? To find out, I spent a few weeks thoroughly testing each service in order to compare them on features,...

4.0
April 11, 2022
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Mailjet vs Mailchimp: Take My Expert Opinion [2022 Update]

If you’ve been in the email marketing game a while, you’ll be used to every Email Marketing Service (EMS) claiming to offer all the features you could ever need. Mailchimp claims you can “do it all” with its platform, while Mailjet calls itself an all-in-one platform that’s “Europe’s leading email solution.” But this isn’t helpful if you’re trying to figure out which EMS is...

4.7
April 11, 2022
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7 Best Email Marketing Services for Shopify in 2022

Email marketing services all claim to be the best for your business, but the truth is not every option is the best for Shopify. Some services come with better e-commerce tools that let you directly feature your Shopify products in emails – saving you a ton of time. Strong synergy between your EMS and Shopify store can boost engagement, sales, and brand recognition. So,...

5.0
March 29, 2022
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Keap Pricing (FKA Infusionsoft): Expensive or Worth the $$$?

Infusionsoft (which recently changed its name to Keap) offers three different plans to choose from – but all of its prices are markedly higher than other email marketing services. So, what makes Infusionsoft pricing so expensive? Well, Keap isn’t just for email marketing – it combines CRM tools you’d normally have to pay separately for. The all-in-one package deal...

5.0
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4 Best 000webhost Alternatives – FREE or Really Cheap [2022]

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...

4.4
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5 Best Cloud Backup Services for Businesses in 2022

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...

4.5
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7 Best Squarespace Templates for Landing Pages in 2022

Squarespace wasn’t the first name that popped into my head when I decided to build a landing page to capture email leads. But then I looked through tons of Squarespace templates and realized that several of its designs could work really well. Squarespace’s templates are highly professional without looking salesy, and compared to some alternatives from dedicated landing page...

5.0
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5 Best Render Alternatives – Top Cloud Hosting in 2022

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,...

4.3
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5 Best Kimsufi Alternatives – Top Reliable Hosts Tested in 2022

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...

4.0
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