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How I cracked my first Rocketspark ecommerce website—and some ideas on how you can too.

We caught up with Liz Webb, owner of LW Creative; a website design business based in Tauranga, New Zealand....

October 1, 2019

Assault Boardriding Centre: We’ve increased our sales & had lots of online enquiries—switching to Rocketspark was a no brainer.

If you’re local to, or you’ve ever visited Mt Maunganui, New Zealand, you’ve probably heard of Assault Boardriding Centre. They’ve been around since forever and have a passion like nothing else for all boardriding sports.For a long time the Assault team ran their successful business on the wave of a great reputation, dominating the market with their friendly instruction and down-to-earth expertise. They also had their physical shop in Mt Maunganui and were active on social media.Gle...

September 5, 2019

Grow your business & gain loyal customers with Subscriptions

Do you sell products that your customers buy from you on a regular basis? Adding Subscriptions and payments to your website is a great marketing strategy for your business and this feature is now available to add onto your Rocketspark website shop. Subscriptions make the process of ordering and paying for products or services convenient for the customer—they set-up once and the rest is taken care of. ...

August 7, 2019

Get a standing ovation for your website with the magic formula of Spectacle & Comfort — Film terms applied to website design.

In my first year of university, my lecturer was talking about the film term “spectacle”. He described it as the thing about a film that makes you forget about how comfortable your seat is. When a film lacks spectacle, that’s when you start noticing how uncomfortable your seat is. It’s the multi-sensory moments in a film that keep you hooked on the story. Moments that are created using a combination of what’s known as film conventions—things like storylines, editing, shot composition...

August 5, 2019

Rocketspark ‘likes’ Social Media: Maximise your online marketing when your website & social media platforms work well together

We’ve all heard of a social media influencer making a living from their social media pages. Delve a little deeper and you’re likely to find that a lot of influencers have websites too. Having a great website is a good way to establish credibility for your brand as you currently have more control over design, colour, content, layout, format, and call-to-action links with a website than you do on social media. It's also a good way to build your presence in search results with SEO (search eng...

July 26, 2019

Take control of your mobile website viewers first impression—with Mobile Feature Area design controls

Lead your industry with a beautifully simple website that viewers love to visit on their mobile device. Right now, we’re leaping through the mobile era, with many Rocketspark customers now getting more visitors on mobile than desktop—In some cases the amount of mobile traffic has doubled in the space of a year. Google/Purchased stats indicate that 89% of people are likely to recommend a brand after a positive brand experience on mobile. As a result, Google has introduced Mobile-first indexi...

July 16, 2019

Introducing Grid Gallery—for a beautifully designed website that leads to better marketing

We understand the importance of beautiful, effective design and want you to have as much creative freedom as possible when it comes to editing all parts of your website. This is the reason why we’ve developed Grid Gallery - to give you a powerful multitool that offers a number of simple and effective website solutions. Images communicate to the brain instantly - much quicker than it takes the brain to interpret text. A beautiful image gallery can leave visitors with a strong feel for your br...

June 8, 2019

Interview with The Good PA: Why a Virtual PA business hired their own graphic designer

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June 7, 2019

Interview with Kath Metz of Kath Metz — Health and Happiness Coaching for Women

We caught up with Kath Metz — Women's Health and Happiness Coach ahead of Mother’s Day. Kath is an inspirational small business owner who built her own Rocketspark website with no previous web design experience. ...

May 10, 2019

Interview with My Coffee Capsules

There are hundreds of thousands of Nespresso capsules sold every day and our market share is something like 1% of the total coffee pods sold within New Zealand so there is a lot of opportunity to sell more and grow. For my business though, there is a lot of price competition and our brand is still relatively unknown. So finding a cost effective advertising strategy is important. We are just two people, Suzy and I. We started the business about 4 years ago and it’s done well but trying to fi...

April 16, 2019

Interview with Nothing Naughty

It was when we started using Facebook advertising is what really changed it for us. We use an agency called Mosh and so monthly we create a campaign in conjunction with them. What happens is we tell Mosh the campaign we want to run and most of the time we supply them with images to give a general idea of what we’re after and they create it for us — then we approve it and they manage it for us. Facebook as well, we do a little bit of posting ourselves but most of it we do paid adverts. We...

April 16, 2019

How to choose a business name that is search-friendly

At Rocketspark we’ve seen thousands of business names come across our screens, as people around the world make their own website with Rocketspark. Many of these businesses are people who have never owned a business before and have taken that great leap of faith to build their business from the ground up. People usually put some good thought into choosing a domain-name-friendly business name — as they need to be able to buy a domain name relevant to their business name. Something a lot of p...

April 16, 2019

Rotorua Business Chamber Seminar Series

At Rocketspark we’re passionate about helping small businesses to be more successful in their business while helping to free up valuable time. Over our 10 years of existence as a website building platform we’ve built up a huge body of knowledge and experience on what makes a successful website. We’re pleased to be combining this experience and passion in a series of fortnightly seminars with the Rotorua Business Chamber sponsored by Deloitte and hosted by the funky Digital Basecamp Co-wo...

April 2, 2019

Rocketspark + Mailchimp = Email marketing made easy

Email marketing is a really powerful way of telling the story of your business to your customers. Businesses like Zeenya Clothing have seen their business grow by finding ways to connect with their customers in ways that they appreciate. So we wanted to make it that little bit easier by integrating with MailChimp email marketing software. ...

March 13, 2019

Why your business needs student interns (and how to get them)

It’s the catch-22 faced by most startups: you need more workers to boost revenue, but you need more revenue to hire more workers! So, how do you deal with this conundrum? There are a number of creative ways to get that extra help without sinking your business. One of the best ways: start an internship programme. At Rocketspark, we’ve had a number of student interns, and it’s been brilliant—for us and them. Here’s what we’ve learned along the way: ...

February 28, 2019

Staff Profile: Lara Villavicencio

Meet Lara, she has just started with us here at Rocketspark as one of our friendly developers. But what you may not know about Lara is that she is also our resident space and planets font of knowledge, she loves to spend her free time watching all sorts of docos and tv series’ like ‘Stranger Things’. Lara recently completed her Computing and Mathematical Science studies at the University of Waikato, after immigrating to New Zealand eight years ago from the Phillippines. She wasn’t very ...

January 22, 2019

Meet our summer student interns from the University of Waikato

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January 15, 2019

Looking back at 2018

2018 was a big one for Rocketspark. We welcomed a number of new team members to the Rocketspark family, moved to a larger office and hosted our inaugural Design Conference and Partner Awards. Meanwhile, we released a range of new features both big and small. From an all-new Form Builder to Copy and Linked stacks - it’s fair to say, 2018 was jam-packed. Here’s a look at some of our favourites from 2018. ...

December 21, 2018

Staff Profile: Chantal Gellert

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December 19, 2018

New footer and social media controls: It’s the simple things in life

Like many others, you’ve probably never really thought much about your footer, nor the power it could have. But we’ve been listening to your feedback about some little features you’ve been wanting to see and we’ve answered. Here at Rocketspark, we want you to have as much creative freedom as possible when it comes to editing all parts of your website. ...

December 13, 2018

How to Run a Web Design Business (in Under 1,600 Words)

Let me guess: you got into web design because you’re creative, not because you love business...Am I right? Of course, I could be wrong about you; maybe you’re the Larry Ellison of web design. But, if so, you’re the exception. Most designers I know love making things look amazing, but sometimes lack confidence when it comes to running a business. If that’s you, then don’t worry: you can run a successful web design business. In this post, I’ll tell you how. It’s a big topic, so this...

December 12, 2018

6 ways to take your website’s design to the next level

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December 10, 2018

Customised features: how to go “off-menu” and get the exact website your client wants

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December 7, 2018

The Rocketspark Ecosystem — Part 1: Find more clients

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November 2, 2018

The Rocketspark Ecosystem — Part 2: Find a designer

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