Building a Landing Page

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Hi there

I need to start building landing pages ASAP, what would you guys recommend?

Should i pay someone from Fiverr $40 to build my site - Should i use WIX/Instabuilder - Or should i learn HTML and CSS and build them myself?

I really dont need a extensive landing page, just needs to be a frontpage where i can have my email subscription form and people can see what the offer is about.

My main sources of traffic will come from Facebook and various paid traffic agencies.

Oliver
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  • Profile picture of the author HCFGrizzly
    Originally Posted by Ollianders View Post

    Hi there

    I need to start building landing pages ASAP, what would you guys recommend?

    Should i pay someone from Fiverr $40 to build my site - Should i use WIX/Instabuilder - Or should i learn HTML and CSS and build them myself?

    I really dont need a extensive landing page, just needs to be a frontpage where i can have my email subscription form and people can see what the offer is about.

    My main sources of traffic will come from Facebook and various paid traffic agencies.

    Oliver
    Coming from the web development field myself, I recommend that you should learn to build your own landing pages. It is a skill that will help you in the future.
    You can learn the basics of HTML and CSS in 2 days. And you can find online a PHP tutorial that will help you build a working form in 10 minutes.
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  • Profile picture of the author nwik
    You could try using wordpress. Just search for landing pages and then you can download plugin that you wish to use.

    It's a lot easier to use landing pages unlike the past years.
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  • Profile picture of the author randyman
    I always build my own landing pages, but I know how to do html+css

    You said you need it asap, it will take a considerable time for you to learn html from scratch. You will get distracted.

    My suggestion is to hire someone to do it for you, or use software or web service. You can set goals to learn html in the long run, but not now when you need it asap.

    Btw, autoresponders usually offer hosting landing pages for free. I know get response offer tons of custom templates (they're quite good) ... also hosting it for free.

    Get response is free for 30 days + free landing page = get started on your campaign asap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ollianders
    Thanks everyone for your reply.

    I intend to use Aweber to build my list, and as i can se they dont offer the opportunity to host landing pages for me.

    WordPress would be fine for me, since i have a little bit of experience in using WordPress.

    I think for starters i will get someone to build it for me, and learn HTML and CSS on the side.

    Thanks again!
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    • Profile picture of the author rritz
      Hi OP, if you do know a little bit about how to set up pages I recommend you use some free html template for your page first. There are some great looking, mobile friendly templates out there, free to download.
      All you would have to do then is put in your opt in form code from aweber and upload the html files to your server.

      Best free html editor in my opinion is Kompozer - use it to personalize your free html template.

      Once you got that set up I would get into Wordpress if I were you, and fiddle round with it till you find a way to set up, design and edit landing pages. In the long run a CMS will always be easier to use that html pages. Any CMS will do, if you already know wordpress then go with it.

      No need really to hire someone. And if you do, don't use fiverr. The quality with most deals there just sucks. Go to the warriors for hire section and post up you job. Much better way to get quality work done IMO




      Originally Posted by Ollianders View Post

      Thanks everyone for your reply.

      I intend to use Aweber to build my list, and as i can se they dont offer the opportunity to host landing pages for me.

      WordPress would be fine for me, since i have a little bit of experience in using WordPress.

      I think for starters i will get someone to build it for me, and learn HTML and CSS on the side.

      Thanks again!
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      • Profile picture of the author Ollianders
        Originally Posted by rritz View Post

        Hi OP, if you do know a little bit about how to set up pages I recommend you use some free html template for your page first. There are some great looking, mobile friendly templates out there, free to download.
        All you would have to do then is put in your opt in form code from aweber and upload the html files to your server.

        Best free html editor in my opinion is Kompozer - use it to personalize your free html template.

        Once you got that set up I would get into Wordpress if I were you, and fiddle round with it till you find a way to set up, design and edit landing pages. In the long run a CMS will always be easier to use that html pages. Any CMS will do, if you already know wordpress then go with it.

        No need really to hire someone. And if you do, don't use fiverr. The quality with most deals there just sucks. Go to the warriors for hire section and post up you job. Much better way to get quality work done IMO
        Hi,

        Thanks for the great response.

        I will definitely look into that, and who would you recommend as a host of my LP's? I was thinking of going with Bluehost.

        Oliver
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        • Profile picture of the author HCFGrizzly
          Originally Posted by Ollianders View Post

          Hi,

          Thanks for the great response.

          I will definitely look into that, and who would you recommend as a host of my LP's? I was thinking of going with Bluehost.

          Oliver
          If you won`t have astronomical traffic numbers, you can go with Bluehost. I have used them in the past and didn`t have problems with them. Also, the free domain name offer is kinda cool
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          • Profile picture of the author Ollianders
            Originally Posted by HCFGrizzly View Post

            If you won`t have astronomical traffic numbers, you can go with Bluehost. I have used them in the past and didn`t have problems with them. Also, the free domain name offer is kinda cool
            Yeah i thought so too, and i heard some good things about them, i've used one.com in the past, and i've had lots of problems with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Klemen Znidar
    Originally Posted by Ollianders View Post

    Hi there

    I need to start building landing pages ASAP, what would you guys recommend?

    Should i pay someone from Fiverr $40 to build my site - Should i use WIX/Instabuilder - Or should i learn HTML and CSS and build them myself?

    I really dont need a extensive landing page, just needs to be a frontpage where i can have my email subscription form and people can see what the offer is about.

    My main sources of traffic will come from Facebook and various paid traffic agencies.

    Oliver
    Hey Oliver,

    It all depends on how many landing pages you need and how fast.
    If you need 1 or 2, then just go ahead and purchase it. Your time is more valuable driving the actual traffic, than messing around with HTML and CSS.

    However if you plan to build a LOT of them, then it might make sense to learn the basic HTML and CSS as it will usually be enough for landing pages.

    There are also monthly services like LeadPages where you can build landing pages without coding knowledge. Take a look, it might be suitable for you.

    And remember, building landing page is the easiest part of whole process. The real work starts when you start driving traffic.

    Always always test your landing pages. CRO (Conversion rate optimization) is extremely important and a lot of people neglect it. There is a really cool new platform out now called ClickTrait. With it you can change and test headlines, photos, text on any page you own and instantly see which version brings in the best results. (it measures click through rate, scroll rate and much more to determine which version is better)

    So once you have landing page setup, don't forget to constantly test and improve it.

    If you need any more help about landing pages, then don't hesitate to contact me.

    Have a great day,
    Klemen
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
    Oliver, I have to admit that landing pages used to scare me to death but once you start taking note about how others layout theirs and then you find software that works for you it's pretty much straight forward.

    Personally I've been using OptimizePress for a while now and it does help you create some decent landing pages (not to mention membership pages etc.).

    Worth a look if you want just the one solution!
    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Is a $40 "investment" sufficient to power the key influx method of your business?

    Does that seem a proportional level of value to what you are trying to create?

    And you shouldn't have a single landing page: you should have at least two, to split test effectiveness.

    Get Russell Brunson's "Dot Com Secrets" on Amazon/Kindle before going any further. That way you'll at least get a good idea of where you're going.
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  • Profile picture of the author marks2424
    No don't pay anyone to do it and no you don't need to learn html. There are far too many great web editors out there for you to build a site that you don't need to know coding.

    My thinking is do the first couple sites yourself so you can get a grip on how you want things done and laid out and what works and can be done.

    Also if you do it yourself and it doesn't work or you decide you don't like the looks you can change things yourself in notime where as if you pay someone it could take weeks or months to get back to them to fix things.

    After you understand more then if you want to pay someone to do things then at least you will know how you want the pages put together other wise you are at the mercy of your designer.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Wp Profit Builder is quite good. Cheap with a one time payment and will be all you need
    Also even cheaper is Wp Optins. Not as good as the WP PB but it is simple and many times gets the job done


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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    papertemplate is another option

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  • Profile picture of the author kurttasche
    You should learn to build them yourself, but if your budget allows, you may want to invest in tools or services that make it easier. It really all depends on your needs and you budget.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Buy OptimizePress and you won't have to pay anyone or learn HTML or CSS. It's so easy and versatile. In a world that includes OP, I don't know why anyone would use anything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author asiabd2016
    If you know how to use the HTML & CSS, it would be good. If it is not possible to learn the basic of HTML & CSS, you can hire a freelancer from any freelancing site. Nowadays there are many freelancing sites, available, you can use any site, which you like most. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author ANDREIS
    The fastest way for you is to go to Google and find some landing page templates and then edit the template you like. Editing is easy if you know some basic html. If you don't know how to use any website editing software then just find the landing page template that you like and pay someone to edit it. It will be very low price to pay someone for editing the template.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    This doesn't need to be complicated or expensive.

    Use WordPress as your platform since you already have experience with it.

    Google "free WP theme with squeeze page" and you will be given many options including a number of free landing and squeeze page plug-ins that your can use.

    It costs you nothing.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dean1
    Hi, if you have money i say get Leadpages and never make a landing page from scratch again. Its not worth your time coding, you make money selling..

    if you don’t have money download Kompozer or BlueGriffon both free open source wysiwyg editors. find a template that sells and make your pages like that.

    the problem with making your own pages is you will spend all of your time creating and trying to learn how to add things like.. delayed buttons, shopping carts, pop ups etc while you are doing this time will be going by and you wont be making any money.

    You can also use Wordpress and just make a static front page for free. There are Wordpress themes that you can use that support landing pages so you don't have to have a header showing.

    The benefit of Wordpress is its easy to make pages and you can add plugins from Leadpages and Optimize press to make your landing page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ollianders
    Hi everyone, and thanks a million for the response.

    How do you guys rate the importance of having a LP with a .com url compared to a .gr8 (Or anything like that) ?

    Oliver
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    • Profile picture of the author HCFGrizzly
      Originally Posted by Ollianders View Post

      Hi everyone, and thanks a million for the response.

      How do you guys rate the importance of having a LP with a .com url compared to a .gr8 (Or anything like that) ?

      Oliver
      Are you asking about .gr domain of Greece (I think it is) or about .gr8 as in "gr8 m8" ?
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      • Profile picture of the author Ollianders
        Originally Posted by HCFGrizzly View Post

        Are you asking about .gr domain of Greece (I think it is) or about .gr8 as in "gr8 m8" ?
        Hi

        No i took advise from a guy earlier in this thread and went on with Get Response, and for them to host my landing page, they require the domain to be ".gr8.com".

        In my opinion it isn't that big a deal on the LP's i need done.

        Oliver
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        • Profile picture of the author HCFGrizzly
          Originally Posted by Ollianders View Post

          Hi

          No i took advise from a guy earlier in this thread and went on with Get Response, and for them to host my landing page, they require the domain to be ".gr8.com".

          In my opinion it isn't that big a deal on the LP's i need done.

          Oliver
          If you think that it won`t be a big deal, then you can go for it. I don`t know what kind of landing page you will build so I can`t give you a 100% accurate point of view.
          But in general, I would advise you to use caution. For example, a page with a gr8 domain will raise some red flags for me and I don`t think I would input any of my personal info on it. But that`s just me, I may be paranoid...
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarthi Singh
    Just think of your user or audience, Automatically You can create a best Landing Page.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    If you used Aweber or autoresponder, you can create a simple landing page for free.

    And the most important thing is that. The way to do it right is do it wrong first. Don't worry

    Reference some idea and do it anyway!
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    • Profile picture of the author Rob Aseto
      HTML and CSS are super simple. You can simply copy and paste code from online.

      The hardest part is figuring out WHERE to write/modify the code (using the Thesis Wordpress theme, this is very easy).

      Building a webpage is pretty easy. Just learn to do it yourself. It's a useful skill to have.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    You can begin with doing it yourself to learn how it works. What is nice is today you really don't need to learn or understand HTML yet it's still something to get the basics of. Many platforms have the editor built in.

    Why I say it to learn on your own first one is because really it's easy (even though at one time I said never with a scratch to my forehead) and then you can qualify your work you outsource better. Internet marketing is all a numbers game. Improve your numbers!
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    • Profile picture of the author HCFGrizzly
      Originally Posted by T S Chan View Post

      You can try wordpress, is free and easy to use.
      Really? WordPress for a landing page? Do you use a shotgun to kill mosquitoes?
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  • Profile picture of the author gweijie
    check upwork, that usually worked for me
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  • Profile picture of the author profitdaddy
    If your autoresponder service have a landing page builder, use that.

    Getresponse have a landingpage editor. So do Sendlane.

    If you use WordPress you can try the plugin Landing Pages by Inbound Now.

    Search Google for "landing pages + niche" and sort by images and you've got your design ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ollianders
      Originally Posted by profitdaddy View Post

      If your autoresponder service have a landing page builder, use that.

      Getresponse have a landingpage editor. So do Sendlane.

      If you use WordPress you can try the plugin Landing Pages by Inbound Now.

      Search Google for "landing pages + niche" and sort by images and you've got your design ideas.
      Thanks a mill,

      I've used GetResponse after a guy told me about it earlier, the problem with them is that their page editor isn't very good, and on the 30 day trial you can only have 1 page published... Will give Sendlane a go, otherwise im going Bluehost and WP.

      Oliver
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You can use Optimize Press 2. Their landing pages are good. Along with Leadpages. Or you can get one from Wordstream.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brucode
    It is best to make landing page in WordPress because it is easy and you can find a well-described tutorial about how to create a landing page using WordPress by searching on google. you just need to have a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, if still you don't have then start learning it sure help you in future.

    your landing page should Answer all the below question.

    What exactly is being offered?
    what are the benefits of the offer?
    why does the viewer need the offer now.
    how does the user get the offer?
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  • Profile picture of the author sonipat
    Create a landing page on your site just for specific visitors and leads. Have a page for resellers and partners to get advanced materials.
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  • Profile picture of the author pankja
    Hi oliver,

    Go for leadpage.net service for your landing page. It works best. Above all have business mindset.
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  • Profile picture of the author uce
    Hi, there are some great free landing page templates out there, see below:
    https://www.leadpages.net/the-ultima...page-templates
    Free Bootstrap Landing Page Themes - Start Bootstrap
    I have used some of them myself in the past. They are really beautiful and you only need to adjust the code for your autoresponder, and that one you get from Aweber. That is very easy to do or if you need some help somebody can do it for you in 5 min. Best Regards, U. Christina
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    Here's a free landing page course: http://do.thelandingpagecourse.com/?...275.1459521088
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  • Profile picture of the author semahsedut
    i've used leadpages with great results so far
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