Get Your Startup Ready for the New European VAT Regulations Today

New European VAT Legislation_Followistic

On 1. January 2015 the European Union changed its VAT legislation. This change has a major impact on startups, especially SaaS providers. Read on for the whole story on what happened and how that will affect you and your business.


Thursday: Call our tax consultant to clarify VAT legislation. I had put it on my checklist. And it did not have high priority. In the end, it’s simply VAT, Value Added Tax, a sales tax added to the money that we invoice, right?

Boy, was I wrong.

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Smart Email Alerts – The Followistic Plugin for WordPress

Smart Email Alerts by Followistic_WordPress

Followistic on WordPress has arrived: We got the first version of our Smart Email Alerts plugin ready for you. Now, setting up Followistic on your blog will be easier than ever. Read on for all the details.


“Your Smart Email Alerts sound awesome… What do I need to do to make it work?”

Hearing the first part of this quote from potential customers is great. And for many, especially bigger ones, the answer to the second part is easy because they usually have everything Followistic needs to work in place already. Installation in 5 minutes? Check! Continue Reading ➙

The 10 Best Related Posts Plugins for WordPress



Plugins for related posts or content for WordPress are very useful, but there is a myriad of these available. So we took it upon ourselves to check them all out for you. Here’s an overview of the best ones, what they have to offer and how you can get them for your own WordPress blog.


You have been there, you have seen it.

Actually, you could go as far to say that every internet user has. Whatever you do online, whether it is reading your favourite news site or browsing through some blogs you like, you cannot help but notice one thing at the end of almost any article: thumbnail pictures and article headlines usually with a heading along the lines of “you might also be interested in“, “related posts” or, more simply, “we recommend“. Continue Reading ➙

How to Increase Your Followistic Subscription Rate by up to 50%


The one and only thing that makes visitors subscribe to email alerts on your site is, well, the Followistic widget. So it’s of utmost importance to integrate the widget efficiently. Where to put it? What colors work best? What copy to choose for introducing it to your visitors? We got the answers for you!


Yep, you read correctly. You can get up to 50% more visitors to subscribe via the Followistic widget by following a few simple rules. To that effect we have analysed many different kind of widget implementations and here are our top recommendations which can increase your subscription rate up to 50%. Continue Reading ➙