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eCommerce Is Big Business, Requiring Specialized Knowledge 0

Posted on June 04, 2013 by Blog Design Journal

The good news is that ecommerce is huge. Not only are there giant online corporations, such as Amazon, eBay and Google, but other large companies, highly successful brick and mortar businesses, now make much of their money on line, such as WalMart, Target, and Sears.

Smaller businesses, though, often miss the point. An online business is not just a website that accepts payments, it is a business that operates on line. The difference is crucial.

An ecommerce website is much more complex and exacting to design and build than a lead-gathering or purely informative website. Not only is it more technically demanding, but there are also complex legal requirements that must be med. And the website must be tailored to the way the company does business—not (normally) the other way around.

When faced with developing a complex ecommerce site for a large company, even the most gifted web and blog designers often bring in specialists to consult on and implement the site so that it meets the heavy usage demands, business process requirements and government regulations specific to the particular type of ecommerce site.

Because just as important as the technical and legal issues is the e commerce strategy, and that really requires experts with a lot of successful ecommerce experience for best results.

How do blog designers come into this? Many ecommerce sites are built on WordPress or other blog/content management systems. But for large, busy ecommerce sites with many transactions happening at once, a bigger, more robust back-end solution is usually required. That could still be fronted with WordPress, but tying the front and back together can be tricky.

The best solution for small practitioners is to bring in an outside team, take a commission, retain control of your client relationship and supervise the situation as best you can. If you are part of an advertising firm, that is easier than if you are a solo practitioner, but it can be done.

Thinking that you can handle it all, when the client’s needs are beyond the expertise of your organization is a great way to lose a client and damage your reputation. Far better to take a small commission and look like a hero to the client.

And there really is a place for a design-oriented blog designer (not just a blog builder), who understands the client’s corporate identity and image. You can earn your commission by assuring smooth communication between client and consultants. Again, you get to be the hero—and you will probably learn a lot a long the way.

Besides, bringing in experts not only protects the client from unintentionally violating government regulations and assures that the site is robust enough for a heavy load of transactions. It also protects you and your business from legal violations, insoluble (or expensive) technical issues, and unhappy clients.

Create Your Own Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro 2

Posted on May 21, 2013 by Blog Design Journal
Create Your Own Blog

Create Your Own Blog

Want a personal or business blog of your own? It’s easy!

Create Your Own Blog

In this simple guide, one of the world’s most experienced bloggers walks you through every step, from getting started to building a worldwide audience. Tris Hussey covers it all, from low-cost blogging tools to high-powered writing tips! Get this book, and get started fast–with a professional-quality blog that meets your goals, whatever they are!

Build great blogs like these, the easy way!

  • Personal Blogs
  • Business Blogs
  • Blogs for Podcasting
  • Video Blogs
  • Portfolio Blogs for Artists
  • Lifestreaming Blogs

 

Learn from a pro! Discover tips, tricks, and great solutions for:

  • Setting up your blog the right way–in just minutes!
  • Writing blog entries people want to read
  • Handling comments–even nasty ones!
  • Creating a conversation and building a community
  • Publicizing your blog
  • Choosing the right free or low-cost blogging tools
  • Avoiding beginner mistakes
  • Earning cash from your blog!

You won’t believe how easy it is to create your own blog… or how much fun!

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WordPress Plugin Creates “Plain Paper” Pages on ANY WP Theme 0

Posted on January 11, 2013 by Blog Design Journal

The WP Paper Template plugin is basically a blank canvas on which you can easily create a professional sales page, legal notice page, or whatever you like—without changing WordPress themes.

It is much more than that, though. The plugin also provides formatted headlines and sales copy. You can build a page very fast by pointing, clicking and pasting in the information. Just click on a headline and edit it to suit your message.

Internet Marketers Robert Plank and Lance Tomashiro have spent 4 years testing and perfecting this plugin. Their tests show that plain paper sales pages work best. And they added features to make this the only sales letter template that you will need.

By using this one plugin, you can

– Fire your copywriter (They show you everything you need to ’fill in the blank’ your way to real sales conversions.

– Cancel your theme subscriptions (Do they ever really do what you want them to do anyway?)

– Discover why Google, eBay, Apple, CraigsList and other top notch professional website uses a simple and clean
design. (Hint: goofy graphics don’t sell or convert, and everyone knows it.)

– Be blown away when you see the offer and price. It’s unbeatable.

Click here to see the WP Paper Template plugin and view demos, video, etc.

Buy it. (You’ll love it.)

Then come back and share how you use the plugin and why you like it. This plugin has so many uses besides sales pages. Let your imagination run wild.

WordPress Domination – Beginner to NINJA in 7 Days: In Just Seven Days, You Can Go From WordPress Zero To WordPress Hero 2

Posted on December 23, 2012 by Blog Design Journal
WordPress Domination

WordPress Domination

WordPress DominationBeginner to NINJA in 7 Days

In Just Seven Days,
You Can Go From WordPress Zero To WordPress Hero…

Discover How You Can Ninja Your Way To Complete WordPress Dominance In As Little As Seven Days

I’m not going to beat around the bush here. There’s no way to get rich quick on the internet… but if you want to build an empire of websites that will create residual income and massive profit potential, you need to be using WordPress.

Unfortunately, installing WordPress onto a newly purchased domain isn’t going to make you rich. There are widgets, themes, plugins, and traffic to worry about… not to mention wondering which monetization method is best for you!

You can find information about each of these things scattered around the internet, but it would literally take weeks to go through it all… and when you’re ready to start making money online, you want to do it now. Who has time for all that?

Fortunately, I created a system that will have your very first WordPress website up and ready to make money in seven days flat!

I’m proud to introduce… “WordPress Domination: Beginner To Ninja In 7 Days”

In my seven day guide to dominating WordPress, I leave no stone unturned and no topic untouched. You’ll go from installing WordPress, to adding content, to generating traffic, all the way to making money by this time next week. With a light workload each day, you’ll have time to get your first WordPress site up and running in your spare time. After seven days, you’ll have the knowledge to quickly and easily create profitable WordPress sites… and in no time you’ll have an entire army of sites making money for you 24/7!

  • Day One You’ll find and purchase the domain name you’ll be using to make money
  • Day Two Learn about your hosting options and choose the right host for your website Set your nameserver Install WordPress
  • Day Three Setting up WordPress Discovering your control panel Setting up your permalinks, categories, sidebar links, and widgets Finding the right theme for your website Using cPanel and FTP
  • Day Four Enhancing WordPress Installing the most important moneymaking plugins Creating posts and pages Images and tag Security Search engine optimization for maximum traffic
  • Day Five Creating search engine optimized content Getting comments from visitors Keeping your visitors engaged and coming back for more
  • Day Six Monetization Becoming an expert in your chosen niche Generating loads of converting traffic Editing themes to add personality to your site
  • Day Seven Analytics Beating the big, bad Google Panda Conclusion

…and those are just some of the topics covered! Where Will You Be In Seven Days? If you follow the easy steps I outline in my guide, in seven days you’ll be dominating WordPress like a ninja. Your competitors will never see you sneaking up the search engines, stealing their traffic, and making their sales until it’s too late!

For one low investment, you could take the first steps to complete WordPress domination – and build your very first moneymaking website!

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Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read 3

Posted on October 06, 2012 by Blog Design Journal
Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read

Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read

Planning is the part of web design that is almost always shortchanged or even skipped. People get excited and want to just jump in and get started. That attitude can be costly—in time and money.

Having your own blog isn’t just for the nerdy anymore. Today, it seems everyone–-from multinational corporations to a neighbor up the street–-has a blog.

They all have one, in part, because the folks at WordPress make it easy to get one. To actually build a good blog-–to create a blog people want to read–-takes thought, planning, and some effort.

From picking a theme and using tags to choosing widgets and building a community, creating your blog really starts after you set it up. In this book by blogger extraordinaire Scott McNulty, you learn how to

  • Install and get your WordPress blog running.
  • Set up your site to ensure it can easily grow with you and your readers.
  • Be the master of user accounts.
  • Manage your site with the WordPress Dashboard and extend its capabilities with plug-ins.
  • Make the most of images.
  • Work with pages, templates, and links and–of course–publish your posts.
  • Deal with comments–if you even want readers commenting at all.
  • Find a theme–or build one yourself.
  • Maintain your site and fix common problems.

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Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read (2nd Edition) 3

Posted on September 15, 2012 by Blog Design Journal
Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read book

Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read

Having your own blog isn’t just for the nerdy anymore. Today, it seems everyone—from multinational corporations to a neighbor up the street—has a blog. They all have one, in part, because the folks at WordPress make it easy to have one. But to actually build a good blog—to create a blog people want to read—takes thought, planning, and some effort. From picking a theme and using tags to choosing widgets and building a community, creating your blog really starts after you’ve set it up.

In Building a WordPress Blog People Want to Read by blogger extraordinaire Scott McNulty, you’ll learn how to:

  • Install and get your WordPress site running.
  • Set up your site to ensure it can easily grow with you and your readers.
  • Be the master of user accounts.
  • Manage your site with the WordPress Dashboard and extend its capabilities with plug-ins.
  • Make the most of images.
  • Work with pages, templates, and links and—of course—publish your posts.
  • Use custom post types and taxonomies to bend WordPress to your will.
  • Deal with comments—if you even want readers commenting at all.
  • Find a theme and make it your own.

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Build, Update, Expand, Clone and Back Up All Your WordPress Blogs from One Place 0

Posted on September 14, 2012 by Blog Design Journal

WordPress Master Control (WPMC) is an ambitious program. It aims for the stars.

WPMC is designed to let you install, update, clone, backup and restore all your WordPress sites from one place: your Windows desktop.

For all the amazing capabilities, the WMPC user interface is simple. I like that.

I do hope in future revisions there will be a little more explicit labeling on what to enter in some of the fields. That would make it much easier for beginners. But I’m sure that will happen with good user feedback.

I would like to see some additional features, such as a listing of the sites I have in the program. I would like to see a dropdown list, so i can see which existing sites I have entered as well as those I’ve installed through WPMC, and so on.

At this price you can get great use out of WordPress Master Control, and you are on the ground floor as the program expands capabilities in future versions.

I believe the developer will likely incorporate user wishes into future versions. That is a great reason to jump in now and help shape the program as it grows.

And that brings me to my conclusion. Because the program does so much, and because it will only grow and increase in value in the future, now is the time to jump on board.

At 11 am today WPMC launches at a super discount on the (free to join) Warrior Forum as a Warrior Special Offer (WSO). Now is the time to get in on the ground floor. Unfortunately at the moment I have no link to the launch page. As soon as I get one, I’ll add it to this post.

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