I made my first website ...now what?

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Its taken me awhile but i finally made my first website, its been a hustle but i did it and even though it sucks i love it cause its my product and my design skills that ive learned that made it all possible... Home

now i need advice on how to get thousands of sales and make myself some money,any advice is welcome
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  • Profile picture of the author Outofluck
    Congrats! The next step is marketing so you can get your product in the public's eye. If they don't know about it then they can't buy it. iSpy Quality dot com is a helpful site I visit often to find helpful tools that has helped me, specifically with traffic, ways to market, and making money. Good luck with your site!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    1. Site loaded slow for me. Could just be my connection tonight.

    2. Header is blank? That whole sales page needs to be kicked up

    3. The blue in your headline hurt my eyes - bad color.

    4. Copy is too small - also, not sure why you are addressing only warriors if you really want to make lots of money. You left a lot of others in the wind.

    5. Font is too small and all underlined. This is unattractive

    6. Proof of earnings can be photoshopped or faked - and I'm not feeling great about it appearing so high up (very hypey).

    I'm going to stop here cause there is so much work needs to be done to refine this sales letter that you should probably spend some time in the copy section of this forum.

    Also, I hope you're not 16 as you will be booted from this forum.

    Finally, if you are doing so well then you should be building (or have someone build for you) a site on your own domain and hosting - not weebly.

    There is a place for weebly, but I don't believe it's with selling your own products.
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    • Profile picture of the author alamest
      Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

      1. Site loaded slow for me. Could just be my connection tonight.

      2. Header is blank? That whole sales page needs to be kicked up

      3. The blue in your headline hurt my eyes - bad color.

      4. Copy is too small - also, not sure why you are addressing only warriors if you really want to make lots of money. You left a lot of others in the wind.

      5. Font is too small and all underlined. This is unattractive

      6. Proof of earnings can be photoshopped or faked - and I'm not feeling great about it appearing so high up (very hypey).

      I'm going to stop here cause there is so much work needs to be done to refine this sales letter that you should probably spend some time in the copy section of this forum.

      Also, I hope you're not 16 as you will be booted from this forum.

      Finally, if you are doing so well then you should be building (or have someone build for you) a site on your own domain and hosting - not weebly.

      There is a place for weebly, but I don't believe it's with selling your own products.
      I totally agree with her.. do some work on your website.. then you can think about other thinks..
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by tolaskool View Post

    Its taken me awhile but i finally made my first website, its been a hustle but i did it and even though it sucks i love it cause its my product and my design skills that ive learned that made it all possible... Home

    now i need advice on how to get thousands of sales and make myself some money,any advice is welcome
    center your "buy it now" on the bottom, and make it BIGGER. At this point it is traffic traffic traffic. Use FB or Twitter or Pinterest or any other social media to drive traffic to your site.

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author travlinguy
    This isn't your Website, it belongs to weebly. If you want to create your own Website, one that's not subject to the rules or whims of other people, then get your own domain and go from there. BTW, congratulations on taking action. You're way ahead of the pack.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim35
    The blue text hurts my eyes as well, need to change colors.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnTheJock
      I agree with the other comments, blue on red does not do the eyes any favours.

      I will add that you do not come across with any degree of credibility.

      You claim to be making all this money but you've built your site on Weebly?

      At least you've taken action and I commend you for that
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  • Profile picture of the author zamzung
    What Jill and travlinguy said... Congrats on creating your first website, but I would say that's still a lot of work to do on making that website better... plus, if you really want to look at least somehow professional, your website should be on your own domain and web hosting...
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  • Profile picture of the author FeelessLeader
    So you made a product about making money online, yet you have no idea how to make money online?
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  • Profile picture of the author tolaskool
    thanks for all advice,ill take them to mind and try my best to implement
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Make another, and another, and another... Eventually, it will all come together, there are many facets of building a website.

    IMHO, keep practicing on those FREE sites for awhile, practice writing content, writing sales copy, and put some affiliate offers out there...

    When you make your first $50-$100 invest in a domain at Namecheap or GoDaddy, and get you some hosting. Normally, I'd say Hostgator... but since they've been bought out, maybe spend a bit more on a VPS over at WiredTree
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    I don't know the whole "16 year old" whizkid angle has been done to death...
    No offence but how are you going to convince people that you know how to make money
    when you can't even afford a domain and hosting?
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  • Profile picture of the author oWriter
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    Yep, if you claim to have earned thousands of dollars, then you should at least have your own domain. Your site being on Weebly does not inspire a lot of confidence in what you are saying.

    And please proofread the copy, there's just too many inconsistencies (read:errors).

    If it's too valuable, why sell it for $10?

    But way to go on your decision to make your own site and become a marketer yourself!
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  • Profile picture of the author mwwebsolutions
    For your first effort it is a pretty good attempt but the biggest failure is the smallest bit on your page is your call to action. Don't be afraid to have your buy button BBC

    Big, Bold & Centered.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrrightme
    find your niche, select a keyword as your title, put cpa offers or products on your website use a seo software build backlinks...
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  • Profile picture of the author jblaine
    Just curious as to why you would use a weebly site vs a self-hosted site?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tamalkrishna
    Originally Posted by tolaskool View Post

    Its taken me awhile but i finally made my first website, its been a hustle but i did it and even though it sucks i love it cause its my product and my design skills that ive learned that made it all possible... Home

    now i need advice on how to get thousands of sales and make myself some money,any advice is welcome
    The number one reason I have found that might bring problems to your site is its loading time. It takes quite long time to load. Hope, it is only for me or may be the connection problem this time.

    But you must remember that loading time is a very important ranking factor nowadays in most Search engines. So I would suggest you to take care of it.

    It is not easy to get thousands of sales. It takes a lot of time, dedication and hard work that will actually make it possible eventually.
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  • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
    I'm surprised that more people aren't up and arms about the fact someone is selling a MMO guide when they haven't made the claims shown on their site.

    IT'S UNETHICAL.

    GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND START AGAIN!
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    • Profile picture of the author sanj1110
      Originally Posted by Taniwha View Post

      I'm surprised that more people aren't up and arms about the fact someone is selling a MMO guide when they haven't made the claims shown on their site.

      IT'S UNETHICAL.

      GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD AND START AGAIN!

      She should be banned atleast for the sake of humanity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    If you are serious about becoming successful for the long run, get your own paid for site. The free ones are not as professional looking and don't have that much pull compared to the paid for word press blogs that are currently dominating Google search.

    After you really create your own site, then start by doing stuff that will drive 'targeted' traffic into it.

    There are tons of threads in this forum on how to do just that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Hi,
    I see you site i think you need to put some more efforts to make it more professional and eye catching and also it would be better if you use .com domain on you own hosting not any sub domain like weebly.com but if don't have money spend in hosting and domain then this is better and also make the buyer button big.
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    • Profile picture of the author 4DayWeekend
      First of all, congratulations on taking action.

      Your sales page isn't the worst I've seen, but it's far from the best.

      First and foremost, you claim to make $4000 per month but your site is hosted on Weebly and you don't have a .com. In the eyes of a buyer, this will make them very skeptical about your income, because it looks like you're doing things on the cheap.

      As for the sales page itself, it's poor on many levels...

      You're obviously using a weebly template but the header and menu aren't required, they're pushing the content below the fold.

      The actual sales page itself looks messy. Different font sizes everywhere, including some that aren't easy to read being so small. A small headline on a random red block. What looks like 'blue scribble' around the ecover and above the earnings (have no idea what it's doing there).

      The income screen shots don't seen to fit with the headline claims. Your income screens show monthly income in the $300-$400 region and your headline claims $4000. There's nothing other than Adsense there to substantiate that you're using any other platforms.

      I only scanned the copy but couldn't really tell what you were selling. I gathered there was something about Youtube and Traffic included, but that's about it. The rest is blind to me, and as far as blind copy goes, this really isn't executed well. Apart from the income, where are the benefits?

      In a quick 60 second scan I noticed about 5 or 6 types. A couple were really poor.

      I commend you on taking action, you've got further than 90% will. But if you want to see anything come from this, I'd suggest scrapping Weebly and investing a small amount of your monthly income into hiring a designer, copywriter and getting hosting and a domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Platypus45
    Now to start vigorously marketing your website. If you have the money, pay someone to do seo for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan C. Rinnert
    Originally Posted by tolaskool View Post

    now i need advice on how to get thousands of sales and make myself some money,any advice is welcome
    This product promises to teach you how to make over $4k a month: Home
    Be careful, though, as the seller doesn't offer refunds because "refunds are an unnecessary hassle for both parties."
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  • Profile picture of the author LandenLakewood
    A hacked together sales page on Weebly claiming your "students" make thousands per month? Yes, Pigs do fly, and I just bought a bridge in Brooklyn on the cheap.

    Shall we just quit encouraging this stuff already?
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    • Profile picture of the author cbean
      Stop trying to mislead people.....that would be a good now what!!!
      And we wonder why people are shying away from some WSO....

      Cheers
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      • Profile picture of the author Hankus
        How do you promote making money when you're asking how to make money...?

        I'm not going to pretend I know much, in fact I'm just starting as well, but people aren't dumb. They're going to figure out, and figure out QUICKLY, that you have no idea what you're talking about...

        That being said... if you're still fixated on doing this, your website needs a lot of work.

        I would basically be your target audience, since I'm just starting out.

        - Why only address Warriors?
        - The red backgrounds and colored text are UGLY and painful to read. I actually felt my eyes straining.
        - No refunds? That's basically telling people you're expecting them to want one. Really confidence inspiring.
        - Your about/contact page are blank.
        - You offer no background on yourself besides "claiming" you're a Prodigy. You don't want to hype it up? Hype = buzz. Buzz = more traffic. More traffic = more money...what...?
        - "As if at was not enough"...Please proofread.
        - The text is often formatted incredibly poorly. New sentences randomly being cut off and put into random lines and areas.


        You know what my thought was when reading about your product? "This is too good to be true." ...And not in a good way...more in a...this guy's kidding right...?
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  • Profile picture of the author scarphase
    HURRAH you done the first step. I check out you website and the about and the contact are blank which is kinda sketchy and one another note touch up the article. It's really generic and comes off too much as a sales pitch. I read forcefully read it and from a buyers perspective I wouldn't buy because I would think it was a scam. So just touch it up and personalize it a bit
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  • Profile picture of the author theprofitjam
    You cannot get thousands of sales overnight with any kind of website.
    In your case you cannot even get a single sale because I think you do not know what you are selling.
    You have just put what the product owner gave you. You don't have actually tried the system or product.
    This way you will be just scamming people.
    Anyways to market your website you can check Marketing your Website! - The Profit Jam

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  • Profile picture of the author godabhi
    It's just waste if you want to make it ecommerce website. Try to build professional looking.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlonzoTJones
    Good idea. Maybe not the "make money niche" tho'.
    Try something that doesn't have as much competition by marketers with extremely deep pockets. Something in the health niche but niche it down a lot.
    Then you have to figure out a way to drive traffic to it. FB ads maybe? It's a lot cheaper than G.
    It will take a while to generate enough interest and traffic to it so don't get discouraged. Anyone here can tell you that overnight success is just snake oil from scam marketers.

    Keep it up. Don't get discouraged if it takes a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Donald Draper
    no offence, but everything about the site screams 'scam'. From the low quality design to the weebly hosting lol

    I can't imagine anyone would ever, ever arrive at your site and actually purchase your 'super' system, i mean seriously.
    and the sales letter (which the weebly deluxe website seems to be a framing device for) is so, so bad.

    terrible copy and suspect screen shots aside, please at least get a native English speaker to correct the endless sea of grammar and stylistic mistakes
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    The site is an eyesore. Colors, type, everything.
    Created on Weebly instead of own host and domain - no credibility.
    Fake income screenshots. Paypal income history screenshot from 2012.
    Selling something you know nothing about with fake screenshots since you haven't made that kind of money with this "first" site.

    Keep working on building a business but you really should dump the idea of lying to visitors about income and making money and build a reputable business that gives value to your customers. The site is poor, but so is the product. A MMO product by someone who has never made money online .... like there aren't thousands of those already.
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  • Well congratulations on taking that big first step and putting yourself out there on a website.
    But have you selected a profitable niche?
    Have you started building your list for this profitable?
    Are you sending them emails promoting things of interest to this niche?
    Don't give into Fear and keep plugging away at it learning from your setbacks.
    Good luck with your internet marketing career.
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  • Profile picture of the author DubDubDubDot
    Originally Posted by tolaskool View Post

    now i need advice on how to get thousands of sales and make myself some money
    It says "SEO PRODIGY" under your username........
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvoimtiaz
    Now get some traffic using different social media like facebook, twitter, Stumbleupon and pinterest. Do some on page SEO, go for offpage work. Best way is put some money in advertisement like Google adwords.
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    • Profile picture of the author FriendlyRob
      It's not bad for a first try. The "fake it til you make it" approach is evident to more experienced marketers, but you have to keep at it and keep getting better.
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronMatt
    It's not bad for your first website. You are on the right track, but I wouldn't use weebly or other free website host, and instead I would spend a few bucks on paid website hosting such as hostgator or Bluehost to make it more professional.

    Make sure to always split test your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author riyaz riffard
    for the first time your website look good,make your buy now button big,
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    Facepalm. Sadly, it's people like you that give Warriors a bad name.

    Firstly, if you're really 16 you are underage and shouldn't be on this forum. (Sorry)

    Secondly, you are telling me that you make $4000 plus profits "month after month", yet you are apparently pleased with yourself for having made a Weebly website. And now you want my help in promoting it. If you don't know how to promote, how on earth are you earning $4k a month????
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  • Profile picture of the author highlander11
    Originally Posted by tolaskool View Post

    Its taken me awhile but i finally made my first website, its been a hustle but i did it and even though it sucks i love it cause its my product and my design skills that ive learned that made it all possible... Home

    now i need advice on how to get thousands of sales and make myself some money,any advice is welcome

    Good job on taking action and complete a website. I would suggestion trying a different color than a white background. Furthermore, test an "Add to Cart " button instead of buy now
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  • Profile picture of the author TheCodex
    SEO prodigy builds first website telling us how to make money online?

    Looks legit.
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  • Profile picture of the author domainscience
    To be honest, I a sucker for a lot of these.
    This wasn't one of them.
    Sorry, but I don't want to give you false hopes.
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  • Profile picture of the author gcbmark20
    Hi,

    Front End is only part of the process.

    Yeah you can test your headlines, price points etc to try and improve
    conversions but you also want to consider building an email list.

    Creating a solid back end email system that converts your subscribers into
    buyers and buyers into raving fans of yours is the direction you want to head
    towards.

    That means you'll have long term business that stands the test of time.

    HELP OTHERS first then give them that help by asking them to PAY YOU
    for that help.

    Your current page is your first but that doesn't mean it has to be your last.

    Back to the drawing board, dust yourself down and start over.

    I wish you all the best moving forward my friend.
    Gavin
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