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I'm planning on using Word Press for my site, thinking about using NuBlu for the theme. What will I be selling? A system that teaches you how to start, run, or a grow, a very specific type of business. The system is based on my families experiences over 32 years in that same business. I may offer training classes as well, or at the very least training videos, I'm going to offer other products and services in the future. But you get the general idea. What I am wondering is, what are the absolute must haves for my site? What sort of content should I give away for free? What should I do to promote my site? How can I maximize my traffic, minimize my bounce rate, maximize my email opt in rate, make sure my emails get read, and sell product. I'm new to all this, don't get me wrong I have plenty of ideas, I'm wondering what your ideas are.

Thank You In Advance For Your Help,
Alessandro
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  • Here is a handy wordpress checklist:

    Wordpress Checklist

    As for traffic there are many ways. It sounds like a press release would work very well in your situation.

    The better the opt-in box looks, and the more prominently it is displayed the higher your opt-in rate. Then provide your list with awesome information to build a relationship of trust.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ross Kenny
      Your opt-in list is the most important thing. Build a list of
      prospects from the start.

      There's plenty on the forum so use the search
      function and get going. You'll learn as you go along.

      If you can afford it make sure to outsource using Odesk,
      fiverr, etc.

      Don't get stuck with the technical stuff, Good luck
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      • Profile picture of the author YoPapaNinja
        Originally Posted by Ross Kenny View Post

        Your opt-in list is the most important thing. Build a list of
        prospects from the start.

        There's plenty on the forum so use the search
        function and get going. You'll learn as you go along.

        If you can afford it make sure to outsource using Odesk,
        fiverr, etc.

        Don't get stuck with the technical stuff, Good luck
        I totally agree with Ross... The key is always building a list. Your free offer must be something of value that someone would actually want

        Have a Great Day
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        • I understand, and agree with you all about the importance of building an email list. What do you think of video. What kind of video should I put on my site, especially on the landing page, where I ask them to give me their email address. To receive a free gift.

          I'm beginning to question the wisdom of using word press as well, since I suck at SEO via word press. I am not very good with word press. Where as with a simple website template, I can build a site that rocks in an hour, and have it to the top of Google in 3 days, (Like my stock broker likes to say, past performance, is no guarantee of future earnings). Word press is out of my comfort zone, It is just easier to tweak, especially when I begin adding loads of free content.
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          • Profile picture of the author DeborahDera
            Are you using the All-In-One SEO Plugin?

            Originally Posted by alessandrothegreat View Post

            I understand, and agree with you all about the importance of building an email list. What do you think of video. What kind of video should I put on my site, especially on the landing page, where I ask them to give me their email address. To receive a free gift.

            I'm beginning to question the wisdom of using word press as well, since I suck at SEO via word press. I am not very good with word press. Where as with a simple website template, I can build a site that rocks in an hour, and have it to the top of Google in 3 days, (Like my stock broker likes to say, past performance, is no guarantee of future earnings). Word press is out of my comfort zone, It is just easier to tweak, especially when I begin adding loads of free content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fenshon
    to build a list, find out the most pressing problems in your niche, answer them and give it out as a free report on your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author edrogers
      Originally Posted by Fenshon View Post

      to build a list, find out the most pressing problems in your niche, answer them and give it out as a free report on your site.
      I agree with this. And would add that you should not just call it a free report but a "special report". That word special is important.

      Also be sure that even though it's a free giveaway, make it good enough quality that you will create great rapport with them and have them appreciating and anticipating receiving messages from you in the future. Drive traffic to the e-mail capture page (should have a squeeze page just for this purpose on your site).

      As for traffic, well, there's way too much to say there to even begin commenting. Do an advanced google search for traffic searching within the domain warriorforum.com for some ideas to get started. Once you do, don't get overwhelmed, pick a few and get to it!

      Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author kayaman
    agree wordpress quite easy to install and connect with your opt-in, you may check premium squeeze page wordpress template very easy to integrate with your aweber or icontact
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  • Profile picture of the author twright
    Alessandro I would suggest looking at another website that has what you like and then model your system after it.

    Too Often we get caught in the details when people have done great research into these types of items already.

    IF you are familiar with blueprinting or Mapping a website do that.. it becomes easier once you are working on off items versus spinning about where to start.
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    • Actually, to be honest, I already have a website, and a blog, edited the way I want them. I just can't decide which to use. Plus version 1.0, won't look anything like 5.0 I'm sure. Just trying to make sure I haven't forgotten, or overlooked anything.
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