Affiliate Blueprint Project Day 4

Posted on May 11th, 2009 by Mr.T

Dear Friends,

What a day. Nine and a half hours! You see how focused Jane is? Impressive.

DAY 4
Time: 9 hours and 30 minutes
Task: Create a unique header, Design your site with WP, Lay out articles 
Resources:
WordPress, XsitePro, paint.net, Affilorama

This was hard work! I cannot say how much energy this has cost both of us. Amazing. OK, let’s start at the beginning.

First of all Jane had to design her first header. I forgot  how hard that can be if you are not used to a design software for some months or even years.  Thanks to the endless resources of Mark Ling’s Affilorama I was able to recommend a free software that surprises me. Why? Because it easily outperform most of the expensive software found on the market. Paint.net helped a lot to make things easier but still, picking one or more images, putting them together on different layers, choosing size, color, you name it, can be a nightmare. In our case almost 6 hours!

Once the header was done, the progress started to take off again. In case you are using WordPress you cannot take full advantage of the lesson since you don’t have the WP-theme that came with the course. (IN CASE YOU WONDER WHAT ELSE YOU COULD DO, CHECK OUT THIS THEME WHICH I AM USING MYSELF PERSONALLY)

One thing you should do, it do install a cool plug-in that you will need anyway: TinyMCE. It will give the WP editor a lot more flexibility that you will need for sure.

Eventually we could work on laying our her articles to give them the best possible chance of earning her money.  This is critical. For some reason, people don’t take this advice seriously which is strange because this is the main reason for writing articles: To earn money! Therefore take this advice:

  • Place your first link above the fold (the part of the screen that one can see without scrolling)
  • Place a nice image on the right or left above the fold and make it link to your offer
  • Place a Call  To Action above the fold. This will tell the customer what to do.

Sounds easy? Right but believe me, too many people don’t do it. Your advantage if you are smart.

After four days, I have to say that I am proud of Jane, so is she! Slowly she can see what her page will look like and the first breeze of money is in the air.

Just wait and see what Day5 will bring.

To your success,

Mr.T

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