Super Simple WordPress Websites UGH!!
Ahhhh!! Internet marketing and product creation is so much FUN!
Haha!! Not really, I love it and maybe you do too! But, it sure takes a lot of time in 15-20 minute intervals! But I guess when you are a mom of 5, time is limited and it only seems like it takes forever.
Anyway, I have been busy, real busy and look what I have for y’all! It’s my new and improved Super Simple WordPress WebSites, (not just blogs) set up guide and it’s really cool!!
OK, so setting up a free product is a pretty easy thing to do when you know what it takes…..
First of all, this book was my older set up guide and with WordPress moving to a 3 point something, I knew it needed an update. So I started writing, removing the outdated stuff and adding the new, good stuff.
Once it was finished (about 15 drafts) I knew I needed a new domain. Bought a domain and started setting up the site. So I called on my trusty graphics and techy guy and we got started.
Here are just some of the things you need to do when setting up a site. And believe me, there are things you never think about!! (or maybe I just didn’t think about them!!) lol
Squeeze page, gotta get started building a list! So what goes on that squeeze page? A graphic of what you are giving away, some text, an opt in form and a headline to grab their attention. And that opt in form needs an auto responder attached to it!! (My fav is Aweber if you are wondering.)
And after it’s all set up and looking good….you need to make sure it looks great in all browsers!! And if it doesn’t, that’s where the techy man comes in, cause I am so NOT there yet!! But it looked great, so on to the next step.
The Download Page…where the people who have opted into your list and confirmed their email address get sent to download your freebie. And what does the download page have on it? Another graphic of the product, so folks will remember what they signed up for, a link to download the product and I happened to add a few more free offers that will help folks on their way! Those offers also have graphics and links, so the download page is pretty cool. Lots of things to do on there!!
BUT…..while folks are waiting on the ‘confirm your email address email’ they get to see a product that my friend Steve has made and get a chance to purchase it (it’s all relevant to my guide, in fact, if you want to see it, it’s right here!! Really Easy WordPress Videos
Sooooo…..hmmmmm…..little techy redirect script on there that I NEVER even thought of! Thank God I have friends who know what they are doing!! (and actually do this stuff day after day!!)
So now we have the index page(first page folks see on your site), the download page, the autoresponder set up and the little redirect page with a ton of cool videos on how to learn WordPress. Sooooo am I finished??
OH Heck no!! (Now realize, I am doing this in about 20 minutes a day for a few weeks, because I actually have a full time job and I am making another product in Partnership To Success with John Thornhill and I am supposed to be focused on SOMETHING ELSE!!! Shhh…don’t tell….Sorry John, I’ll make it up to you!!)
So there needs to be a link to all my legal policies and disclaimers…..Terms of Service, Privacy and Earnings Disclaimer….blah blah blah on all these pages. So I go back to the ole drawing board….NVU to be exact and guess what???? NVU doesn’t like me and it doesn’t like scripts (well my scripts anyway!!)
You remember that Aweber stuff we talked about….the opt in form? Well, that’s a script, or it was. It’s not anymore! lol. So…anywhere I had a script, NVU just took out all the graphics and formatting and left me with a very ugly white page with no formatting or graphics!
Hello Techy!?!? Yes, and …..Hello real HTML editor! (and it likes me AND my scripts!!)
Thank Goodness I learned how to back up my regular sites before all this happened, and I had the backup on my hard drive so the only thing that got screwed up was my frustration levels! And backing up is very easy. (Maybe we’ll talk about that on my next blog post.)
But you know the cool thing about all of this?
I got it done. Editing, setting things up, Uploading the minisite and videos, setting up all the legal stuff, editing those stinkin HTML pages, frustration, waiting on answers for days…oh…and I have a really cool picture and signature!!
I freekin got it done. So if you ever think something is too complicated, frustrating, not worth it or anything else that hot little red guy on your shoulder is telling you…just keep on it….it will get done and you will be amazed at what you learn and how you feel to have finished a real project!
(Unless, you want someone else to set it up for you……we’ll talk about that later as well!)
So do you have any frustrations with blogs, websites pages, etc? Have you finished a project and felt like you were on TOP of the world?? Do you have any setbacks or want to let me know how YOU get your product online, let me know in the comment section below and let’s get r done!!
Now….back to John Thornhill (shhhhh……sorry John!)
P.S. I didn’t even go into the part about having to change all this from one domain to another….that’s another story in itself!!!
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