There are more than 10,000 online platforms in the EU, 90% of which are small or medium size. These platforms experience tough competition and are forced to play by the rules imposed on them by large marketplaces.

On December 15, 2020, the European Commission introduced a new step in creating a safe and fair digital environment. The new rules are described in the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA).

These acts mean a shake-up for the whole eCommerce industry which involves marketplaces and web applications. Those who do not comply with the new rules risk losing up to 10% of their annual revenue in fines; they might even be banned. At the same time, the new regulations give a boost to small businesses and startups who have not been able to compete with the industry gatekeepers.

What should business owners and startups get ready for? How to update your platform in accordance with new rules? Let’s find out!

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52% of overall global retail sales belong to online marketplaces. With an average commission of 11% being taken from each transaction, it is not difficult to imagine the magnitude of the profit from such platforms.

In fact, out of 100 online marketplaces that were surveyed in the US, 63% generate $50 million annually and the other 37% generate more than $100 million. At the same time, there are almost no expenses for manufacturing, warehouses, and equipment. eCommerce gives anyone the chance to start a profitable business with minimal investment.

On this page, you’ll find all you need to know about building a marketplace — from idea to project launch. Let’s get it started!

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According to the Direct Selling Association, 91% of Gen Zers and 88% of Millennials are interested in flexible entrepreneurial opportunities. In addition, 79% of young people have a favorable attitude toward Multi-Level Marketing while 89% consider the gig economy an option.

MLM business is not as simple as it may seem. In addition to independent sales, there are complex ordering and commission calculations. To manage all the MLM business processes, companies and sales representatives need electronic tools that handle most of the routine functions.

Creating MLM software for your company can be a good long-term investment. If you wonder how to build your own MLM website, dive in to know all the nuances of its development!

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The global business-to-business eCommerce market is predicted to reach nearly $21 trillion by 2027.

Even though business-to-business platforms are less advanced than business-to-customer platforms, in 2019, the value of the B2B market was 6 times greater than the B2C market.

Alibaba and Amazon remain the world’s leaders, but new players also find ways to claim competitive positions. Only a few years ago, there were 20 marketplaces in Europe; now there are more than 300. New B2B platforms focus on narrow niches and provide an excellent user experience.

If you are someone who sees promise in B2B portal development, this article is for you! We’ll cover all aspects of how to build a B2B eCommerce marketplace. Read on!

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Yearly, $17.2 billion are raised through crowdfunding in North America alone. And the whole crowdfunding industry is predicted to reach $300 billion by 2030.

Despite tough competition with Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Patreon, and niche platforms, there are still untapped areas for new players. Moreover, while most of the economic spheres suffered during the outbreak of COVID-19, crowdfunding platforms, on the contrary, shined with donations that help people and organizations fight the pandemic and crisis.

How to start a crowdfunding website? Below we’ll talk about business opportunities, cover the technical aspects of development, and discuss possible challenges. Read on!

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Almost half of Americans owe money. 60% of them borrow from banks, 30% from сredit unions, and 24% from online lenders. However, the situation with COVID-19 and social distancing may reverse the numbers in favor of lending platforms that provide credit quicker and easier and without face to face interaction.

It is forecasted by Statista that by 2025 the value of the global P2P lending market will reach one trillion U.S. dollars. Looks like a promising area, doesn’t it?

So, how to start a peer-to-peer lending platform of your own? Let’s talk about it below.

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We know how important it is for your charity organization to be recognized by as many people as possible to attract more donations for its good deeds in the community.

80% of NGOs worldwide have a website. It looks more trustworthy and reputable than a Facebook page.

All popular foundations like WWF, Unicef, Charity:Water, Cancer Research UK, and others, that focus on serious causes, have their own websites. They inform the public of their mission, announce upcoming fundraising events, collect donations, share outcomes of activities, and communicate with volunteers, sponsors, and beneficiaries.

So, if you have an idea of how to change the world – then put it into action and make it even more effective with a website!

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There are around 7 million families with children under the age of five in the U.S. 48% of them spend more than $1,000 per year on babysitting.

Almost one-third of couples hire a babysitter at least once a week. Families, where both parents go to work, working single parents, and large families need babysitters on a daily basis. Even people who do not work occasionally need a nanny.

“If you had to choose between your favorite restaurant and your favorite sitter, what would it be?” — UrbanSitter asked their audience in a survey.

Can you guess how many people chose sitters? Write your choice and check it at the end of the article.

Anyway, here we want to talk about the business and technical parts of babysitter website creation. How to create a babysitting website and make it profitable? What challenges can a startup bump into, and how to overcome them? Let’s find out inside!

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“95% of our energy should be spent on generating income. If I am spending that time typing in stuff, adjusting stuff, organizing stuff and only 5% of time on generating income, then I am in trouble!”  Kris McCullough, a thought leader in real estate business, owner of KSA

When it is just you and a couple of clients, it might be easy to concentrate on the core activities 95% of the time. But as your client base grows and you add more and more people to the team, administrative and organizational tasks start to take over.

That’s the time when agents turn to business tools like real estate CRM and marketing automation software.

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We just won a Clutch Leader Award for our performance, ranking us among the very best developers in Ukraine!

Clutch is a leading B2B ratings platform that tasks its managers with conducting detailed, case study-like interviews with current and former companies’ clients to create definitive reviews of their services.

We thank our clients for finding the time to give fair and detailed feedback about our services! Check details of the award inside!

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According to Statista, there are 23.4 million developers in the world and this number is constantly growing. But are all of them equally well-skilled and can be hired for any programming job?

Toptal, a recruitment agency that interviews and filters out the best software developers internationally, states that only 3% of their candidates pass all five of their recruitment stages.

Of course, 3% is not enough to cover the needs of all projects in the world. But it does not mean that only ‘elite’ coders are privileged to be hired. Projects differ by complexity level, budget, and needs. As a business owner or a startupper, you’re facing a big challenge of identifying the best candidates exactly for your project.

So if you want to know how to hire a web developer, you are in the right place, we will answer this and many other most important questions that worry startuppers and business owners looking for skilled developers. Read on under the cut.

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Visual content is a powerful tool used by marketers and bloggers. It can increase audience engagement, brand awareness, and click-through-rate on websites.

No blog, advertisement banner, or landing page now can go on without high-resolution catchy images or videos. But hiring a photographer or graphic designer for every campaign is expensive and time-consuming. That’s why it was a brilliant idea to create global storage of royalty-free photos, videos, vectors, and music, and make them available for instant download at a cost of only a few dollars. Shutterstock is one of the most famous communities of visual content contributors in the world.

Taking into account the incrementally growing interest in visuals for the years to come, why not build a website like Shutterstock?

Here below, we are going to outline new business opportunities for the microstock industry. You will learn about the features necessary to create a website similar to Shutterstock so that people love it.

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The global fitness app market is expected to grow by 32% by 2026.

Sedentary work and diseases related to obesity have triggered a surge in the popularity of health and nutrition awareness. For many people, it’s not easy to organize their fitness routine. Instead of searching through the myriads of YouTube exercise videos trying to choose a suitable routine and then tracking it all on paper, there are smarter solutions — like workout planning apps.

Due to the coronavirus lockdown in 2020, the fitness app download rates have skyrocketed. A reasonable price tag, the variety of classes, a personalized approach, and 24/7 availability from any spot make them the perfect tool for home exercising. But even gym-lovers often use the app to log their progress.

How to create a workout app? What types of fitness apps are the most popular? What features do users expect to get from these platforms? How to monetize such a business?
We’ll cover all these questions below.

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Over 1.9 billion children in 150 countries stayed out of the classroom in 2020 due to COVID-19, as reported by UNESCO. As school shifted to home education, it put a massive burden on parents as they literally had to become impromptu substitute teachers.

While struggling with the virus, online tutoring played a key role in alleviating the harm caused by the closure of schools. Companies like Chegg and Varsity Tutors reported an over 40% increase in bookings for its online K-12 academic subjects in spring 2020.

The on-demand tutoring niche is on the rise and there is still room for creating a website for tutoring that will cover the existing needs of tutors and students.

In this article, you’ll learn about the types of online tutoring platforms and their features, investigate the existing competitor landscape in online education, find 7 ways to monetize on-demand teaching business, and learn about an actionable plan to create an online tutoring website. Let’s get it started!

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People who are shopping for beauty products, spend 80% of the time pre-researching: reading product descriptions, customer reviews, product comparison, and watching influencers’ videos.

A substantial digital presence is indispensable for a beauty brand and the best way to present your products is with a specialized website. Today the website serves many more purposes than just online orders. This is the core of the customer-centric approach and the source of invaluable data for marketing campaigns.

If you’re wondering how to start a makeup company and have a presence online, we hope that here you’ll find valuable insights and all of the must-have features of a modern website. Just dive in!

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More than 1.5 billion people are learning English worldwide.

80% of European citizens aged 15-30 years old know at least one foreign language.

People have always been interested in learning foreign languages. Online language learning has opened countless opportunities for millions of people around the world. They learn languages for travel, business, and self-improvement. Surprisingly, many people do not even need a specific reason. 46% of Babbel users said that they study a foreign language just because they enjoy it, and 35% of respondents learn languages to keep their brain fit.

Let’s find out how to make your own language app and how to overcome the most common challenges! Dive in to learn more.

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According to a survey conducted in 15 major cities in the U.S., new patients need to wait up to 24 days to get an appointment with a physician. Many of them decide to call the emergency room to avoid delay.

In contrast to this, the famous telemedicine app Doctor On Demand connects patients with a physician through a video call just in 10 minutes and is available 24/7.

The necessity of telemedicine became absolutely evident as we faced the fast-spreading COVID-19 pandemic. Almost overnight, people stopped going out of their homes even to visit a doctor. But staying at home, they still need medical help.

Even though there are many telehealth platforms in the circuit, loads have increased and new apps are in demand.

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+218% is the increase of Instacart app downloads in just one week. And Instacart is not the exception, other grocery delivery apps also break records with their growth rates.

Apocalyptic movies and books turned to reality quicker than we could expect. 

If grocery delivery used to be a luxury, now, in the situation of ‘contactless’ COVID-19 pandemic environment, it has become indispensable. Those stores that postponed going online are now forced to do it in a rush. Consumers who never imagined they would shop online, now have to master this skill.

Growing demand for food delivery, attractive tax and loan conditions for small and medium businesses, as well as a freed-up workforce — all these factors create a perfect environment for those who want to make a meal delivery app.

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People spend more than $335 billion annually in the US alone on on-demand care services for their parents, kids, homes, and pets. Today we’ll talk about apps for senior citizens.

Our society is witnessing a longevity revolution. Life expectancy is increasing and the number of elderly people is growing rapidly. As of 2020, 1 in 11 people have reached the age of 65, and it is anticipated that this ratio will change to 1 in 6 by 2050. Many people over 65 need daily help and special care due to health problems. But as we are always on the move (working, studying, traveling, going to the gym, meeting people, shopping), we can not always provide enough care to parents and senior relatives.

If you are a startuper who wants to create an on-demand home care application, you’ll find useful information inside. The business model, features, and development steps will be described in detail. Just dive in!

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12,896 hours is the average time each person spends tidying their homes during their lifetime. That’s 1,5 years or 77 weeks. These numbers hardly coincide with modern reality.

Business people, working moms, single-parent households, elderly people and anyone else who can afford it, often delegate home cleaning to professionals and use the extra time for stuff they want to do.

With the growing trend of ordering services on demand, no wonder software for the house-cleaning business has already disrupted the gig economy. Due to the increase in self-employment and freelance work, the demand for digital platforms for maids will keep on growing in the years ahead.

How to make an app for cleaning services? Read our complete guide!

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