Best option for making an online store

So I’m thinking about starting an online business but I’ll be honest my skills with coding and all that is not strong enough to write my own site.

So the way I see it I have two options

-Hire a professional to write the code for me, then order all the shopping cart services, payment processes, ssl certificates etc myself

or

-Use an online site maker, the best one I’ve seen is Volusion. It seems they provide everything for me and I can put up products etc myself.
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Sending out E-mails With Title that has "█" & Special Coding?

Do they think it’d get sent to the junk inbox? I only ask because that would catch so much attention. Been worried customers aren’t seeing our e-mails, how can I make the title’s stand out when there’s 1,000 of other emails.
SUMMEROFL Sale – Stop in for a new derp or new derp at 40% off. Something like that.

If my spam filter did not catch it, I would delete it without reading it thinking it was spam and garbage

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Making a mass email appear to be addressed to one person?

I have to send a mass email out to some clients but want to make it look like the email was addressed to solely to them. BCC doesn’t help.

I know a bunch of emails that I get (upcoming concerts from LiveNation, etc) have accomplished it but I can’t seem to find anything online on how to do it.

Any ideas? Thx

If there are less than 2,000 recipients you can use a Mailchimp free plan

Assuming you’re using outlook

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Using Images For Review

Anyone know of what legality issues there is if I was to say, take images of say clothing from sites like Nike/Gucci/Amazon/etc. and use them my site but use them only for reviews?

At a min i’d assume you’d have to credit them

Doing a little ux work for a buddy, wonder what OT thinks?

He’s got a nifty little idea happening over at , helping out with some design and strategy. Wonder if the resident OT gurus have any thoughts?

I like it but the colors are a little washed out a bit bland. A bit more color and contrast would make each section a bit clearer.

Understood. We were trying to make the content the star of the show, thus the simplicity in the coloring and design, but you’re right, we might be too far on the bland side.

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istockphoto is expensive. Any quality alternatives?

The smallest pics I’ve seen are like 30 credits, which is going to be like $48.90 for the smallest account

Any alternatives?

I have used fotolia.com in the past, they are pretty reasonable

is another option. Not sure of their pricing offhand.

We use shutterstock – around $200 a month for 25 downloads a day, including vectors. We’ve tried them all, and they’re by far the best option for us in terms of value for money.
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Twitter.

Any of you guys use twitter regularly? I am getting back into it.

Post up.

@realgonelvj

I use it, but it’s more on the development side.

logging into multiple Adsense accounts from the same computer

I know Google keeps tabs on this stuff. Say you set up and manage Adsense accounts for clients… can you log into those accounts from your same home computer that you use for your own Adsense accounts without issue?

I would assume this is ok, but I know Google is kind of touchy about that stuff… like if you ever click an ad from the same computer that you have logged into that Adsense account from, you can get in trouble, etc.

I know the Adsense rules are one account per person, so I’m worried they might think you’re up to no good if you log into two different accounts from the same computer/IP.
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