Is OptimizePress a worthwhile purchase?

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Hey everyone!

I am new to the whole IM scene, and am building my first squeeze page for my first campaign. My plan is squeeze page with a free report/subscription -> one time CPA offer (its a free trial offer).

Now I am not too knowledgeable when it comes to website creation. I dabbled in it a little bit when I was younger, however I certainly am no expert. I installed WP on my site through cPanel, and have read many places that OptimizePress is almost a must-have. The problem is that it costs nearly $100. I have the money, but do not want to spend it unless it is warranted ($100 is a lot to me at this point...).

So I guess the question is should I take a leap of faith and go with OptimizePress, or should I slow down and take some time to learn this website creation business first so I can do it all manually?

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    Originally Posted by Dholz42 View Post

    Hey everyone!

    I am new to the whole IM scene, and am building my first squeeze page for my first campaign. My plan is squeeze page with a free report/subscription -> one time CPA offer (its a free trial offer).

    Now I am not too knowledgeable when it comes to website creation. I dabbled in it a little bit when I was younger, however I certainly am no expert. I installed WP on my site through cPanel, and have read many places that OptimizePress is almost a must-have. The problem is that it costs nearly $100. I have the money, but do not want to spend it unless it is warranted ($100 is a lot to me at this point...).

    So I guess the question is should I take a leap of faith and go with OptimizePress, or should I slow down and take some time to learn this website creation business first so I can do it all manually?

    Thanks!
    it's worth the $100 IMO, I bought it, and use it for all my squeeze pages
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  • Profile picture of the author Hrvoje Livnjak
    it's worth the investment. and i think you also have a money back guarantee with it. so if you don't like it or you don't see it suitable for your needs you can get a refund.

    so i would go with it if i were you as it's quite good.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author manicmethods
    Optimise Press OR Profits Theme. You'll want either or to create your squeeze/sales page.

    I use Profits Theme on EVERY SINGLE sales letter/squeeze page etc
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    • Profile picture of the author threezerozero
      Originally Posted by manicmethods View Post

      Optimise Press OR Profits Theme. You'll want either or to create your squeeze/sales page.

      I use Profits Theme on EVERY SINGLE sales letter/squeeze page etc
      ^^This.

      I'm using Profits Theme for almost everything. Use it as a foundation and customize it to my liking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dholz42
    Hmm alright, I suppose its a go then I'll also check out Profits Theme.

    Thanks for the input/help!
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    • Profile picture of the author Hani D
      Originally Posted by eglassman88 View Post

      It depends on what type of squeeze page you want to build. I don't limit myself to just using Optimize Press, but I do own it. Actually, pages that I've built with WP Lead Rocket (Not affiliate link) seem to almost ALWAYS convert better than the pages I build with OP. We live in a visual world, and users LOVE to look at eye-catching images. With WP Lead Rocket you can easily upload a beautiful full-page background image with a call to action headline and opt-in form. I built THIS PAGE with Lead Rocket in about 5 minutes flat.
      Thank you for your input about WP Lead Rocket.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Szabo
    Yeah! Go for it, it's awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jen Eick
    Optimize Press is awesome. I use it all the time and although there is a bit of a learning curve, once you "get it" it's quite easy to use. I've used it on multiple projects. There's also a new product called Aventus ( <- that's not an affiliate link) as well that looks pretty promising. Kinda a visual 'WYSIWYG' alternative to Optimize Press. It's being sold at a 61% discount today here (not affiliate link). That is, $197 today (even higher than you wanted to go I know) , but going up to $497 soon. I probably won't be getting this, since I'm happy enough with Optimize Press and can't afford the price right now, but it looks quite nifty!
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    • Profile picture of the author sethdrebitko
      Avoid thinking you can set it up like any other wordpress theme. It's got a robust back end and the multitude of short instruction videos are worth watching when setting up your first site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    I love Optimize Press. I only use it for certain lead capture pages so I use it in conjunction with Woo Themes (Woo being my main theme) and it works great.
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  • Profile picture of the author andybeveridge
    I use OP and love it, but some of the squeeze page plug ins are very powerful today. Someone mentioned one earlier in the thread. Less seems to be more these days with conversion rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    it gets my thumbs up

    it`s one of the most important tools in my business and for $97 it`s a steal

    Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author mego818
    Yes, If you make squeeze pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Misterbe
    Hi Dholz42,
    I just had to leave a comment about Optimizepress. I was just like you quite new to IM, I wanted to build Squeeze pages, Sales pages, OTO pages, Download pages, etc. I didn't really know how until I got introduced to Optimizepress. You are missing out if you don't get OP.

    It really is easy to use and the things you can design with it is just amazing I can't think of any other tool you would appreciate more than OP.

    Best wishes...
    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Yeah I think it's a good investment and I use it. Quite easy to get the hang of and set up decent looking squeeze and sales pages and you can have each page of your site as a different type of page, i.e. squeeze, sales, one time offer, blog, membership page etc using OptimizePress.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeyLightning
    I think it really depends on how often you'll use OptimizePress. If you're going to use it often, its a worthwhile investment if you're dabbling in IM and having a large amount of squeezepages/letters. Otherwise, that 60 day guarantee protects you, regardless.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    If you have immediate use for it, and don't want to learn how to create similar pages yourself in WordPress for free; then yes, it would be worth buying.

    They have claimed to be developing optimize press 2 for a while now. I contacted them a month ago and asked if there would be any upgrade discount for those who have the current version. They told me that there is no plan for discounts for current OP customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    It is a very good investment!

    It converts very well and literally takes a few clicks to get it all set up. Some people make 4-5 figures using this exact program!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gavin Abeyratne
    Optimizepress is great though you don't need it for your current plan. You're probably better off using a free squeeze page template and spending the $100 on driving traffic. Then re-invest in Optimizepress when you profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler S
    I would suggest Squeeze Domination if you don't want to throw out $100. I have both Squeeze Domination and OptimizePress and think that Squeeze Domination is probably the better value.
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  • Profile picture of the author dillon5
    VERY MUCH SOOO!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author joefizz
    Hey!

    For me, Optimize Press was the thing that shifted my business forward... it is just worth every cent...

    Llwyddiant!

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  • Profile picture of the author TomYevsikov
    Originally Posted by Dholz42 View Post

    Hey everyone!

    I am new to the whole IM scene, and am building my first squeeze page for my first campaign. My plan is squeeze page with a free report/subscription -> one time CPA offer (its a free trial offer).
    I personally think that putting a one time CPA offer after the visitor subscribes is annoying and will affect your relationship leading to bad first impression, especially if you're new to this niche.

    Now I am not too knowledgeable when it comes to website creation. I dabbled in it a little bit when I was younger, however I certainly am no expert. I installed WP on my site through cPanel, and have read many places that OptimizePress is almost a must-have. The problem is that it costs nearly $100. I have the money, but do not want to spend it unless it is warranted ($100 is a lot to me at this point...).
    Don't think about it as:"spending" but think about it as an investment.

    I use optimizepress, and this is one of the better investments that I made..no money spent here, just invested to improve my business and simplify it.

    So I guess the question is should I take a leap of faith and go with OptimizePress, or should I slow down and take some time to learn this website creation business first so I can do it all manually?
    If you want to create many good looking squeeze pages, and you should(to split test everything), than I would recommend you to invest in optimizepress.

    Hope this helps,
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  • Profile picture of the author Barak Hullman
    I'm considering buying optimizepress but if version 2 is coming out soon and there's no discount or free upgrade, I'll probably wait.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    Yes if you want to build nice sales/squeeze pages.
    No if you want to integrate it with your website or blog - it requires a good knowledge of web development to do this.
    Also bear in mind if optimize press went under tomorrow you lose everything. There is a registration process each time you use a new domain.
    Otherwise it's a great tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    Optim Press gets a huge thumbs up for me. Such a versatile platform. And really well designed with marketers in mind. I'm not the worlds greatest WebD. But when I do build a site. 9/10 times its on this platform. I like clean looking templates and it fits the bill perfectly. $100 is not a big investment in the grand scheme of things. Would you spend $100 on your store front? Absolutely!!!
    Good luck with your business and website.
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  • Profile picture of the author willisk
    Very worth the investment! I purchased it and use it on all of my squeeze pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    I myself use Profit themes but they are very similar and worth every penny for the ease of use and professional look it adds to your Squeeze pages and sales pages. You wont regret unless you pay for it and never use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author NathanCee
    Go for it! Optimize press is my Go Go for creating squeeze pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author candres79
    I use OP for all my sales funnels, squeeze pages, and sales pages! It's hands down the best solution for building quality pages fast!
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  • Profile picture of the author ashloren
    I just recently purchased Optimize Press, but was a little disappointed. I mean, it works fine I suppose but I really wish I could use it more like a plugin just for my sales pages/squeeze pages and not the entire site. I would rather have a different theme for the blog and even the home page, possibly. It seems quirky to me and I can't get the blog to work on the site at all. I think it's probably worth the money, but not sure I really needed it. For what it's worth, I made my first site using Optimize Press, you can check it out here if you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author SurrealPSD
      Just have OP on a subdirectory. Job done

      Originally Posted by ashloren View Post

      I just recently purchased Optimize Press, but was a little disappointed. I mean, it works fine I suppose but I really wish I could use it more like a plugin just for my sales pages/squeeze pages and not the entire site. I would rather have a different theme for the blog and even the home page, possibly. It seems quirky to me and I can't get the blog to work on the site at all. I think it's probably worth the money, but not sure I really needed it. For what it's worth, I made my first site using Optimize Press, you can check it out here if you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author Redwyn88
    I use Profits Theme personally but would recommend the purchase of any of these, including Optimize Press or Lead Rocket. If you're just getting started then I assume you have a day job and your time is more restricted than your money at this point. $97 seems like a lot to spend on something like this at first but when you realize how much time tools like this can save you it's well worth it. Most good Themes / Plugins will have at least 30 day money back guarantees.
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  • OP is amazing and so easy to use well worth it IMO
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    • I'm just going through the learning phase with OP but I have to say the training videos are first class and there is a video on just about every aspect you could think of. It is a bit of a steep learning curve I find but with the aid of the training vids I don't think it will take me too long and I can see the benefits are awesome!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Maggs
    I've been using Optimizepress for some time, but to be honest I think getpremise from copyblogger is a better option, plus it includes the membership functionality so you don't need a third party plugin.

    Getpremise is built on the genesis platform, (very solid and secure) and will be the platform I use for all my future membership sites. I think this will be the choice of IM'ers in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author webfixsol
    I've been using the optimizepress theme and for me the options are very much helpful and it could really help you create a squeeze page, sales page, launch funnel and a blog without asking any help from a web designer/developer considering that the site you wanted is as clean and simple as what optimizepress is built for.

    if you want to have a visually stunning design that anyone can hardly tell that your site is using the optimizepress theme then you already have to hire a designer/developer for that and make sure that your designer would utilize the optimizepress options so it would not be so hard for you to update your site./theme

    Also it is already in the talks that Optimizepress is coming up with a new version so I believe it would be great (or hopefully it will).
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    Originally Posted by Dholz42 View Post

    So I guess the question is should I take a leap of faith and go with OptimizePress, or should I slow down and take some time to learn this website creation business first so I can do it all manually?

    Thanks!
    YES!!!! IT will be one of the best purchases you have made online? Your time is worth more then doing it manually.
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