WordPress Training

WordPress is a fantastic platform to use for blogging, but did you know it's also great for e-commerce sites, membership sites, business sites and much more?It's a versatile and dynamic platform that just about anybody can use .... if you know how to get the most out of it, and how to operate the different functions.If you've been thinking about using WordPress, or if you've started using it and are struggling a bit with the learning curve, you are going to love what I have to share today.I've put together a WordPress tutorial membership site that will show you all the ins and outs of WordPress.​It will be growing over time and we will be adding videos every month. There is even a member forum inside so you can interact with other members or with us. We are also urging members to let us know what help they need and we will make videos for those specific issues and add them to the site.​We are offering a 3-day pass for only $2.95 and then access is only $9.95 a month after that, with no contracts or long term obligations. You are welcome to stay as long as you want. I'll be sure you are getting more and more value from it every month, but there's no obligation - you can stop your membership at any time.Below is a short video walkthrough of the membership​, or you can click here to see more details or to get your 3 day pass. ​We also are offering a discounted manual WordPress installation service for anyone who doesn't want to take the time to...

Membership Site Software Options

Recently there have been numerous membership site software options available. I have tested a few of them, most recently FreshMember, SmartMember, and Easy Member Pro.In the past, I have primarily used MemberSonic, and I really like it, but I have been getting away from WordPress options for memberships. There is nothing wrong with using WordPress for membership sites. It works quite well, in fact, but I felt like exploring other options, mostly just to see what was out there.​In today's post, we will look at two different options for creating membership sites: FreshMember, which is a paid hosted solution, and s2Member, which is a free WordPress plugin.I like SmartMember a lot, too, but it is currently not available, as they are running beta testing in preparation for a public release. When it goes live again, I'll be happy to do a walkthrough of it if you'd like to see it (just let me know).​I'll also gladly do a walkthrough of SonicMember if anyone wants to see that one as well, as it is a great paid option for WordPress. Again, just request it and I'll put one together. FreshMember​As to the two I am covering today, let's start with FreshMember. ​This is a paid option, but they host everything, including any video or download files. Their servers are fast and the membership sites load quickly. I have a full video walkthrough below, but first, here are some of the feature highlights that I like: Theme templates to customize the look and feel of the site (10 designs at the moment) Checkout templates for the purchase page (4 designs at...

Walkthrough: WordPress Websites Modular Training

It’s been a short while since I’ve posted.I’ve been very busy getting some new product lines in the works. more on that in the days to come. Today, I have a product walk through for you. It’s a WordPress training that has almost 50 videos and walks step by step through the set up a a WordPress website. The training is modular. You watch a step, do a step, watch the next step, do that step, and by the time you are finished, you will have a beautiful WordPress site up that looks like you spent thousands of dollars on it, but in reality, were able to create for around 50 bucks. This is not something that I created from scratch. I bought the rights to it. The licenses were extremely limited and a bit expensive, but it was well worth it, as you’ll see. I’ve done a short video walk-through of the members area so you can get a better feel for what is included and whether it may be a good fit for you. Here's the complete video walkthrough of the course (it's about 4 and a half minutes): Right now, this is available for a one time fee of only $37.Click here to see the sales page and get more details, and to grab your copy while it is on this special pricing. Check it out, and if it's something that could help you, feel free to take advantage of the offer. If not, no worries - I’ll have some more Earning on the Net tips and techniques coming your way next week. I am doing...

Affiliate Arbitrage Blueprint Review

NOTE: This will not be live until early bird release at 8 am Eastern on Thursday, March 5.Zak Loveday has come out with another "arbitrage" product.This one shows how to get a buyers list that you can market to with affiliate links, by piggy backing on other launches.Most of us who've been around a while have done this method, but Zak has some great tips and techniques that are refreshing.If you've not done this before, Zak provides all the details on exactly how to do it.​​You can check it out directly by clicking here (will not be live until 8 am Eastern on March 5.Zak's material is great. If you are looking for a way to build a buyer's list without having to do launch after launch after launch, you owe it to yourself to check this out.During the launch, it's only $7, and I even have a coupon code for you if you get it in the first day or two. To save $2, use the link above and at checkout, entercoupon code "exclusiveaabdiscount" - without the quotes.Here's a video walkthrough of the members area:​You can check it out directly by clicking here (will not be live until 8 am Eastern on March 5.​​Please share this...

Ed, Trust Funnel, and a Nod to Dr. Seuss

Ed Reads Trust Funnel, But Not in a Tunnel​ ​Ed reads Trust Funnel in the bed, ​​​​​and standing on his head.​ ​ ​​He’ll read it when he’s wet,​ ​ ​​and read it on a bet. ​ ​ ​​He’ll read it in the car,​ ​​​​ and read it at the bar.​​​ ​ ​​He’ll read it by the stove,​ ​ ​and read it in a grove.​ ​ ​​He’ll read it on the throne,​ ​ ​​​​and read it with a scone.​ ​ ​He’ll read it on the floor,​ ​​​read it in the store,​ ​​ ​​and read it out-of-doors. ​​ ​ ​​He’ll even read it with a clown,​ ​ ​​but he’ll never ever ever read it with a frown.​ ​​ Grab your copy of Trust Funnel today,and you can read it wherever you like!Click the image below​: Feel free to leave comments below!​​If you like this page, please...

2 New Products – Facebook Groups and Market Research

I released two products yesterday: A report on running and growing Facebook Groups and a full course on doing conducting profitable Market Research. I have listed them on the Products page, but today's post will contain a more in-depth look at them.​If these look of interest to you, feel free to get them, or if you know of anyone who might enjoy these, please share this page. If you are a marketer, and see that these are a good fit for your list, the affiliate links are on the Products page under the individual listings.Facebook Groups for Fun and Profit​​This report came about because I mentioned in one of the marketing forums I belong to, Earn1kADay Insider's Club, that I ran several Facebooks Groups, and some of them were quite large. In fact, I run about a dozen of them, either on my own, or with others. The smallest only has a few members, the largest has almost 28,000 as of this writing. Most have between several hundred and a few thousand.The questions were asked: How did I grow them so large, and how did I manage them​ with so many members?I started to write a reply, and realized it was not a quick answer​. I decided to create the report, as I am sure others would like to know this information as well.​In Facebook Groups for Fun and Profit, I share how to set up a Facebook Group. I also include a companion guide that has all of the FAQ items from the Facebook support site, so anyone who has never done this before, or who hasn't used...

Review: Easy Ad Wizard

Over the years, I have tried many different things to have banner ads created. I use them for many things, especially for promoting evergreen products on download pages, thank you pages, and on websites. I also use them to create affiliate banners, email sign-up links, and ad banners to promote my own products. I know I can create them myself in Photoshop or Pixlmator, but my graphic skills using that type of software are not the greatest, and the learning curve to get really good at it is a bit higher than I'm willing to invest time-wise. So, when needed, I’ve tried different things. I’ve bought online services for five dollars a month that I ended up canceling, because the functionality was horrible, or the end look was not a good one. Once I even subscribed to a premium service for $200 a month. They would create any kind of banner or ad as often as I wanted. I wound up canceling this service, also, because the limits on what they could do at any one time were such that the graphics ended up being very expensive, when calculated on a per graphic basis. Recently, I've taken to using Fiverr. You can get some decent graphics and banners done for $5.50, and they usually only take a day or two. However, a few days ago I was introduced to an interesting online solution called Easy Ad Wizard. It's a true drag-and-drop system. It works on both Mac and PC, and it accessed online in a private membership area. The basic system comes with 30 banner ad templates, hundreds of...

Testimonials

Today is day 16 of Sarah Arrow’s 30-day blogging challenge. That means I am now officially over the halfway mark. Yay! There is a daily task list that Sarah provides. Some days there is just some useful information and ideas, and other days we have tasks to do. Today is the day that we are to list testimonials for social proof. This is something that every entrepreneur should gather. If you don't have any testimonials yet, but you are out there working, start asking your clients and customers for them. I always encourage my off-line clients to get video testimonials from customers and put them on their website. Testimonials are always good to have, because it reassures your potential customers that they're making the right decision in purchasing from you.People buy from people. Yes, you need a good sales page. Yes, you need a solid, quality product or service. But, you also need a good reputation. The best way for people to find out if you have a good reputation is to provide some social proof to that effect. In light of today's assignment, I have gone back and gathered various testimonials from different places. I'm always accepting new testimonials. If you've done business with me, feel free to send a testimonial my way!If I'm a customer of yours, and you would like a testimonial from me, just ask!I am always happy to provide them. Keep in mind, that I am always honest, sometimes brutally so, in my testimonials. If I do not have something positive to say, then you can keep it private and use it to improve...

Recommended: Proofreading

Do you write copy? Ebooks? Articles? Info Products? Blogs? Novels?If you can answer yes to any of the above (or to any kind of writing), you might want to consider using a proofreader.A proofreader is not an editor. Editors are great to use, especially with copywriting.Proofreading is something entirely different - and just as important.A good proofreader does not merely fix grammar, punctuation and spelling. They can make existing clauses and sentences more powerful. Much more powerful.My recommendation: Take one eBook or other written project you are working on, and hire a proofreader for it. Notice the difference and pay attention to the suggestions they make and the reasons they give for those suggestions. You will immediately see the value, and the importance, of using  a good proofreader.​It is important to be productive. In most cases, "good enough is good enough." If we wait for perfection on every project, we'll never get any project launched.​With that said, a proofreader has the ability to take that "good enough" draft and send it over the edge into near-perfection.This allows you to "crank out work" without sacrificing quality. And the bonus? Your writing will have an extra "edge" to it.​ It will still be your writing, but it will have grown powers. Super-powers, if you have the right proofreader.I found the right proofreader for me.Will I use him for everything I write? Of course not, but I will for the important projects​.His name is Gary Thaller.​ I recently had the pleasure of working with him. Gary is an author with a magnificent grasp of the English language. He has a deep understanding...

Review: Arbitrage Autopilot Profits

Since this is the first review to be put up on this site, here is a quick note about reviews in general:​I will only be doing reviews for products occasionally and only if I have personally and thoroughly checked the book or product out. For most of them, I will be including an affiliate link and will earn a commission. I never recommend a product, though, unless I genuinely like it and or use it myself. If the review is for a product I did not like and I am attempting to warn people away from it, I would not include an affiliate link.OK, with that out of the way, let's get onto the review of this product, which I happen to like a lot.​Arbitrage Autopilot Profits​ I have seen a lot of arbitrage products over the years, and have not been very impressed with many of them. This one is an exception. It was created by Zak Loveday as part of his "Brokering School" brand. Zak arbitrages all sorts of things, and makes good money doing so. Arbitrage Autopilot Profits shows how to successfully arbitrage services from Fiverr and market them elsewhere (such as Craigslist). At first glance, I thought this might get saturated, but it is applicable to many other things using the strategy he lays out. The course is done in video format, but he has downloadable info as well, such as templates, etc. Zak is a young guy and is very excited about his topic. He is fun to learn from. Don't let his age fool you. When it comes to arbitrage, he knows his business....