Proof of delivery for intangible or virtual goods or services

Proof of delivery for intangible or virtual goods or services

Blog, Entrepreneurship, Technology
In the e-commerce world, there are two main possible routes: selling physical objects or selling virtual items and intangible services. In this second case we are talking about consulting, design, coding, coupon codes, gift cards, ebooks, online courses and any kind of downloadable content. In any commercial activity conflicts and claims could arise. Customers might state that they have not received the purchased product or service, and the seller needs to provide proof of delivery. The causes for this might be several, from customer carelessness to fraud. Sellers need to be protected against these possibilities. It is quite easy to produce proof of delivery (or proof of shipping) when we sell physical goods. Usually it consists in a tracking number or receipt from the post company. But when we talk about virtual…
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How much does YouTube pay per view?

How much does YouTube pay per view?

Blog, Entrepreneurship, Online Marketing, Social Media, YouTube
For anyone interested in starting a YouTube project, having an estimate of how much YouTube pays per view is essential for calculating costs and earnings. Some YouTubers and corporate YouTube channels accrue millions of dollars because of the popularity of their videos. Their success has increased the interest for this business model among content developers and users in general. No wonder why how much YouTube pays per view is one of the most frequent asked questions about YouTube. But many YouTubers, after uploading content, are disappointed after checking their income. The reasons behind this failure are twofold: either the videos are not attractive enough to get virality, or the market they are targeting is too small. In this article we will focus on the second issue.   How does YouTube calculate payments? The amount YouTube pays…
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Top 5 crowdfunding websites

Top 5 crowdfunding websites

Blog, Entrepreneurship
Crowdfunding is a form of collective fundraising, usually done through online media. It allows any company, organisation or individual to make an open call to back up a project, the creation of a product or service, social work or to cover a specific need. Here we have chosen the top 5 crowdfunding websites.   1. Kickstarter Kickstarter is the pioneer platform in the crowdfunding world, and the most successful website for companies' funding. To its credit it has all the records in collected money and financed projects. Most of the projects are from the US, but it is also possible to submit projects from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.   2. Indiegogo Indiegogo is…
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8 online startups made out of nothing

8 online startups made out of nothing

Blog, Entrepreneurship
It is believed that entrepreneurs are not born, but made. That you need to have some kind of skill, advantage or knowledge. However, these startups that we will see next have been made “out of nothing”: they only required a creative idea to create a successful business. Of course, there are many cases like these, but here we show our favourite eight.   1. The Million Dollar Homepage The Million Dollar Homepage is a website created by the British student Alex Tew in 2005 to pay for his studies. His idea was simple: to create a web page with 1 million pixels and to sell them as advertising space at 1 dollar per pixel. The more the press talked about the website, the more the demand for ads increased, and finally…
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