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Hey Warriors,

I just taught myself wordpress a few weeks ago (which I hated at first, but now love) and I just launched my business in creating video for small business. Anyway, I plan on advertising it on craigslist soon but just need some feedback as to how to get people into a buying mood. http://speedyvidz.com/

Can you guys give me tips and pointers as to how to market this product a little better...Maybe put a sense of urgency by offering "special prices" or what-have-you.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author whland
    Originally Posted by RyanHaus View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I just taught myself wordpress a few weeks ago (which I hated at first, but now love) and I just launched my business in creating video for small business. Anyway, I plan on advertising it on craigslist soon but just need some feedback as to how to get people into a buying mood. http://speedyvidz.com/

    Can you guys give me tips and pointers as to how to market this product a little better...Maybe put a sense of urgency by offering "special prices" or what-have-you.

    Thanks!
    Very nicely done site.

    Chad
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  • Profile picture of the author dwoods
    Hi RyanHaus,

    Not bad, looks pretty good. The header is a little tall but overall it's a nice looking site.

    I have a few ideas for some onsite tweaks to help conversions.

    1.) emphasize your guarantee/refund policy a little more.
    Example: take the risk away form the customer by saying something like "if you're not 100% happy with your widget we'll buy it back from you" -- attempt to give them a feeling of having nothing to lose.

    2.) clean up your copy a bit... instead of just the plain old text, use some graphical headline creators etc to make it pop a little more.

    3.) l noticed that all of your content is already an image, so do what l mention above, and make it so that it's not clickable -- right now you can click on the content and pull up the image (yikes).

    4.) back on the tall header -- maybe move your demo/intro video into the header in the top right. (it's a very nice video btw).

    5.) call to action -- where is it? I can't figure out how l would "order a video ad" from your site right now if l wanted to.

    Maybe if you made the adjustments to the header l mentioned add a giant call to action button under the video, in the sidebar, and everywhere else you can squeeze it in. Something like this: http://i.imgur.com/B76tf.png but says "Click Here To Create Your Video Now" or something.

    6.) remove the floating "follow me" button, remove the search box, remove the social bookmarking icons -- any unnecessary exit points. Those things are great on blogs etc; but you want your visitors to have one thing on their mind; buying your services.

    Those are just a few ideas l had while browsing your site. Please don't take my criticism and ideas wrong, it is a very nice site and you've done a great job. Amazing job actually if you learned all of that in short couple of weeks. I know my first tussle with wordpress didn't come out nearly as crisp as your site.

    Good luck with sales!

    PS> contact me on skype (darrenwoods80) , l'd like to discuss having a promo video made for a product l'll be launching soon and would like to get some information. Your intro/sales video is top notch.
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanHaus
      Originally Posted by dwoods View Post

      Hi RyanHaus,

      Not bad, looks pretty good. The header is a little tall but overall it's a nice looking site.

      I have a few ideas for some onsite tweaks to help conversions.

      1.) emphasize your guarantee/refund policy a little more.
      Example: take the risk away form the customer by saying something like "if you're not 100% happy with your widget we'll buy it back from you" -- attempt to give them a feeling of having nothing to lose.

      2.) clean up your copy a bit... instead of just the plain old text, use some graphical headline creators etc to make it pop a little more.

      3.) l noticed that all of your content is already an image, so do what l mention above, and make it so that it's not clickable -- right now you can click on the content and pull up the image (yikes).

      4.) back on the tall header -- maybe move your demo/intro video into the header in the top right. (it's a very nice video btw).

      5.) call to action -- where is it? I can't figure out how l would "order a video ad" from your site right now if l wanted to.

      Maybe if you made the adjustments to the header l mentioned add a giant call to action button under the video, in the sidebar, and everywhere else you can squeeze it in. Something like this: http://i.imgur.com/B76tf.png but says "Click Here To Create Your Video Now" or something.

      6.) remove the floating "follow me" button, remove the search box, remove the social bookmarking icons -- any unnecessary exit points. Those things are great on blogs etc; but you want your visitors to have one thing on their mind; buying your services.

      Those are just a few ideas l had while browsing your site. Please don't take my criticism and ideas wrong, it is a very nice site and you've done a great job. Amazing job actually if you learned all of that in short couple of weeks. I know my first tussle with wordpress didn't come out nearly as crisp as your site.

      Good luck with sales!

      PS> contact me on skype (darrenwoods80) , l'd like to discuss having a promo video made for a product l'll be launching soon and would like to get some information. Your intro/sales video is top notch.
      Thank you very much. this is excellent advice. Highly appreciated. I definitely need a better call to action and will work on that for sure. I will download skype and hit you up asap. Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author Chad Masters
    Not Bad at All considering this is something you taught yourself with/in a couple of weeks. The only thing I would say is that you need to put a phone number on their. Ad copy will come, but not having a phone number stood out to me since this is a business and you are obviously serious about that.

    However, great job on the site!
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  • Profile picture of the author jeffstaniforth
    4 big graphics in your face... where do you want the eye to go?

    A tad overwhelming for me... just my take

    p.s. Try moving/scrolling the page down so you can't see the banner. I think it looks cleaner... From there I would try making a small (not so high) banner perhaps with a GREAT slogan on in that explains your benifit.
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  • Profile picture of the author brik2500
    I like the site, the layout is nice, by the way, what WP theme is it?

    In regards to the copy, I would make it less wordy/chunky in the first two

    paragraphs. Plainly state the problem and I would say not to talk

    theoretical stuff and more plainspeak....so instead of

    "You MAY have the idea of videos wrong" say something more direct

    "HERE IS YOUR SOLUTIONS TO MASSIVE ONLINE SALES!" (I know it's bad, but hopefully you get the point)

    Then instead of the clunky language in the paragraph, speak again more boldly, and directly by getting to the point sooner.

    "Tired of lagging online sales?"
    "Hate seeing no orders in your inbox?"
    "Etc."


    Then present the solution...again, more directly.

    HOPEFULLY THAT HELPS...

    When is the service starting, I could work with you by purchasing

    some videos, what's the turnaround time?

    BEST

    Brik
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanHaus
      Originally Posted by brik2500 View Post

      I like the site, the layout is nice, by the way, what WP theme is it?
      Thanks. It is called Templematic Video and it orignally was a theme for movie trailers that I customized

      Originally Posted by brik2500 View Post

      In regards to the copy, I would make it less wordy/chunky in the first two

      paragraphs. Plainly state the problem and I would say not to talk

      theoretical stuff and more plainspeak....so instead of

      "You MAY have the idea of videos wrong" say something more direct

      "HERE IS YOUR SOLUTIONS TO MASSIVE ONLINE SALES!" (I know it's bad, but hopefully you get the point)

      Then instead of the clunky language in the paragraph, speak again more boldly, and directly by getting to the point sooner.

      "Tired of lagging online sales?"
      "Hate seeing no orders in your inbox?"
      "Etc."


      Then present the solution...again, more directly.

      HOPEFULLY THAT HELPS...

      That REALLY helps. Thanks!

      Originally Posted by brik2500 View Post

      When is the service starting, I could work with you by purchasing

      some videos, what's the turnaround time?
      The turn around time is about 1-2 days right now. It all depends on when I get the text from you so I can customize the commercial for You and your product. Each Style has text that I fill in for you and you will get specific directions as to what I need( Hd images/clips of video) and also the timing of it.

      I also plan on adding some more styles. I eventually want to have at least 10, and then keep adding when I get new templates to work with on my rendering software. I want to always be up to date with the technology, but I am glad you like it. You would of course get a Warrior discount since my main traffic is business owners on Craigslist. PM me for details or hit me up on Skype if you want to know more.


      Best,

      Ryan
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    • Profile picture of the author lakerjudy
      good layout and design.. will b more interesting on applying more formats
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesgeorge
    Hi RyanHaus! Nice design created. My thinking is that your site is typical regarding SEO point of view but over all great effort.
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    Your site is slow to load and design is busy.
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanHaus
      Originally Posted by daddyclassifeds View Post

      design is good but your site slow open
      Yeah, I had another comment like that. However, it does depend on the browser and your computer speed. It opens real fast for me when I use Chrome as well as firefox but thanks for the heads up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lauraknigh
    Regarding page speed, the website gets a score of 69 out of 100 from Google labs PageSpeed Insights.

    They had the following tips for you: (These suggestions represent the largest potential performance wins for the least development effort. You should address these items first):
    1. Enable compression 2. Leverage browser caching 3. Optimize images

    The site design is nice and clean, so it will draw users in, but from my experience I would add a website trust seal in your testimonials/money back guarantee section. New websites sometimes have a hard time convincing customers to hand over a payment... I'd get a VeraSafe or BBB seal on your site, both of which have a good shot at bringing extra sales for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cyborgaus
    Originally Posted by RyanHaus View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I just taught myself wordpress a few weeks ago (which I hated at first, but now love) and I just launched my business in creating video for small business. Anyway, I plan on advertising it on craigslist soon but just need some feedback as to how to get people into a buying mood. http://speedyvidz.com/

    Can you guys give me tips and pointers as to how to market this product a little better...Maybe put a sense of urgency by offering "special prices" or what-have-you.

    Thanks!

    Good, But something missing.
    1. Create a bullet style footer.
    2. Make it attractive with different colors.
    3. Add more Testimonials and Marquee.
    4. Add more stuff in Header Menu.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yamamedia
    For myself its too much infomation but not enough infomation.
    I have a very short attention span, and when i look at your first page, with out scrolling , i am not sure what you are selling.
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Corporate looking ,
    but my suggestion is to enhance the logo.
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    • Profile picture of the author qooldesigner
      Hi Mate...

      All constructive forgive me for being a little on the harsh side... Designer by trade...

      I found your site NOT INTERESTING...

      Let me explain when a pages opens you will focus on that 1 spot in the page be it a LOGO, IMAGE or even TEXT...

      That does NOT happen here...

      Then from that spot there must be a flow taking the viewer on a journey... to the conclusion - the place you want to bring him to... be it to buy something, sign up for stuff... or just like your page...

      But I did have a look at the videos you did and i think there is some value in them...

      Just not sure with the packaging...

      my 2 cents worth
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  • Profile picture of the author chretit
    Hey Ryan, I found this page through the new post you made about this site, so I clicked on Istvan's link. It looks good. A few people have commented that it loads slow but that's because of lots of videos, can't avoid that, I don't think?

    It looks professional,

    Take it easy
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  • Profile picture of the author Rockt
    Just tried to check it out and it's down for maintenance?
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    • Profile picture of the author RyanHaus
      Yeah....I have a trial domain I am using for a premium theme. You can see the site in my sig now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aweinerws
    A good site I must say Ryan, considering the fact that you learnt about it within a few days with the help of online tutorial sites. I believe that the you can easily do with a shorter header than the existing one you have on your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonas Glad
    You should consider getting that Logo cleaned up though...
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  • Profile picture of the author TheFox
    Maintenance Mode

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  • Profile picture of the author mikeye
    Quite cool site. A few suggestions:

    1. The small tab just above the 3D mascot look like it's controlling 3 slides underneath, but it's actually controlling the videos above it. A bit misleading. You should put it upside down and change the color to black.
    2. Too many videos make the site a bit slow to load and also slow down my browser.
    3. Update the page titles for SEO.
    4. A small grey menu appears under the headlines on each page, which doesn't look good.
    5. "Twitter not configured" shows at the bottom of each page.
    6. Too much blank spaces at the footer.
    7. What is "mysitemyway.com" at the very bottom of each page?

    Hope these help.
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  • Profile picture of the author g r hasib
    I have visit your site.
    Your theme is very nice .
    Please share me about your theme name.
    Just i think that something change needed to layout.
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  • Profile picture of the author carleywatson
    your site is in standard form. you can change look of your site into professional site.
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  • i like the layout. good work and keep it up
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