Convert Your Site To WordPress
If you need a world class website for your business done quickly at the right price with a 30 day money back guarantee, then these are your guys.
If you need a world class website for your business done quickly at the right price with a 30 day money back guarantee, then these are your guys.
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I will be doing another video going over the basics of what you need and of course, WordPress is the only content managements system that I recommend these days.
WordPress currently powers 8.7% of all Websites.
WordPress currently powers 56% of all Websites that have CMS or a Content Management System.
You need to be using CMS and WordPress. This should be your Website if you want to make money. If you don’t have a Blog and update your content on a regular basis, you are losing customers, money, and you are getting killed on Search Engine Placement.
Here is the link to the Tour Page with the Buttons That I speak about in the Video as well as a few other sites.
And if you are willing to be a Guinea Pig, you can pre-order the Software that we used to build the sites for only $77 a month and you get a 30 day free trial. No contracts, no commitments. Not only that, but you will get a Shopping Cart, Up-sells, Coupon Codes, Split-Testing,an Affiliate Program, a Membership Program,and an Auto-Responder built in as well. Plus, other great surprises. You can sign up for our Beta launch of LaunchBrain by clicking on the image below. Make sure you put in 21 in the Invited By box.
OK, I am going to go over some of the basics that you need to have no matter what, as well as a number of things that I see big companies and even well know Web Gurus are doing wrong with their Websites in the next video.
These are easily correctable and often overlooked.
Also, for those of you interested, if you don’t feel up to doing a site like the ones I show you in the video, we can do ones like them from turn key (you have to provide the content, although we can create it for a fee if you want) from $1,490 to about $4,900 for most small business sites. Larger sites are more of course. But typically, we are 1/2 to 1/3rd the cost of other solutions. We can also provide turnkey solutions on a monthly basis as well. If you are interested, just contact me and we will get you taken care of right away. Also, we can convert your existing Website to WordPress and LaunchBrain so that it is easy to use and maintain and help make it profitable.
PS Here are about two dozen more design possibilities.
There are a lot of choices today in the world of Websites and Blogs for your business. The tough part is choosing the right one for your business that will make you money and not cost you an arm and a leg.
Having worked the nearly every platform out there today, the choice has gotten easier than ever before and there has been a clear winner for quite sometime now and the general business world is finally finding out about it and the winner is……
WordPress by half a lap!
With the latest release of WordPress 3.0, WordPress has extended it’s lead far ahead of the other platforms out there. Even with the heavy duty expert system like Vignette that would cost around $250,000 to build a full blown site, you can now duplicate the same functions for 1/2 to 1/5 the price and have a much easier user interface and do it in 1/3rd the time. —–> READ MORE
Updated March 12, 11:22 PM EST By Andrew Anderson
My advice for you is to get one today. Seriously, if you are spending money on any other media or advertising and you don’t have a Blog, STOP and get a Blog before you spend another dime.
It does not matter if you are a brick and mortar company or sell most of your products and services online, you NEED to have a Blog. I am surprised at the number of supposedly smart companies that have websites without a Blog.
Because of some recent conversations with clients I want to start from scratch here. I actually have been working on this post for over two weeks now and it’s has even become more relevant since I started it. Here is a short video that encapsulates what this post is about. I am running on about 3 hours sleep today. You can probably tell from the video that I just shot. Click and watch it before you go on if you can.
A Blog is basically a list of short stories that are called posts. They can contain text, graphics, audio, video, or a combination of them all. Typically it is updated fairly frequently. It can be several times a day, to several times a month.
Subject matter varies depending on the owner and writers of the Blog. They can be about your personal life, a specific subject matter, or even a hobby. The sky is the limit for what can be Blogged or written about. In the case of a company, it would be information relevant to their clients or potential clients. For instance, this Blog at 21to21.com is primarily about using and leveraging the Internet including Blogs and Websites for individuals and businesses so that their businesses become massively profitable. I am interested in helping you make more money. Which is what Profit Consultants do.
Blogs are important because they give give you, the owner of the Blog, the ability to communicate freely with your clients and potential clients. The great thing about a Blog is people get to vote with a click of their mouse. Meece Rule! OK, so I made Meece up, but you know what I mean. More on the importance after this next bit.
Both Online and Brick and Mortar companies need a Blog!
People are able to gather information in a non-threatening way. It also provides you, as the owner of the Blog, to put out information immediately with virtually ZERO lag time. Not only will people be able to find what you posted as soon as it comes out, but, through RSS feeds, it will pass that information along to subscribers immediately.
This is from Wikipedia…
RSS (most commonly expanded as “Really Simple Syndication”) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an “RSS reader”, “feed reader”, or “aggregator“, which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based. A standardized XML file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by many different programs. The user subscribes to a feed by entering into the reader the feed’s URL or by clicking an RSS icon in a web browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.
RSS formats are specified using XML, a generic specification for the creation of data formats. Although RSS formats have evolved from as early as March 1999, it was between 2005 and 2006 when RSS gained widespread use, and the (““) icon was decided upon by several major Web browsers.
On my Blog here for instance, I have over 12,000 RSS feeds going out on everything that I post. Good, bad, or indifferent. So, as you can see, RSS feeds are an important part of your Blog.
This can also help with your SEO or Search Engine Optimization.
Another reason you should Blog is Social Media. Your blog can post to other Social Media sites including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Linkedin, Stumbleupon, Digg, and a whole host of others.
And I swear this is a true story I heard today, a member of a fairly well known non-profit organization that helps businesses become better, stated Social Media was becoming less important, or at least that is what they had read. Well, all I have to say to that is I remember people saying the same thing about the Internet back in 1997.
Social Media is exploding and will continue to do so. Embrace it, understand it, make use of it, and enjoy it! It can be a great way to interact with your clients, potential clients, and your friends.
RSS and Social Media give you the ability to leverage and go viral like never before. Even though I am busier now than I ever have been, readership for my blog has doubled in the past two months and it seems that trend could continue for the next year. And, my Social Media Blueprint is less than 10% complete. So, there is a lot of room to improve.
Between my RSS feeds and Social Media such as Twitter, I can potentially reach over 22,000 people in a flash anytime I like for about 1 cent. Can you do that with any other communications tool you have?
That is why you need a Blog. Twitter and Facebook are fine but you are only leasing those. Make your Blog your focal point.
If you have a WordPress question, you can post it in the comment section below or use the form if you want to keep it private. Either way, I will do my best to answer your WordPress question and get you pointed in the right direction. —–> READ MORE
That is exactly how I feel these days. Have you ever been there? Have you just been so busy with clients and other people you don’t have time to work on your own projects?
While I have been mostly concentrating on some totally mind-blowing SEO / Traffic systems I am integrating into a new software project I am about to share with you, I am slowly putting this site together so that it is an “appealing, take action kind of site” and not something the cat brought home.
If you have watched my Massive Online Profit videos, you are seeing a small sliver of the kind of things I am working on.
So is www.21to21.com better than a lot of sites out there? Sure, but it is only about 85% there and it will be much, much better. What it does not do is really showcase any of the Web Design skills I have or that are in house. But as I said before, I have been mostly using it for SEO / Traffic research and will continue to do so but, it will get better looking here shortly.
I am not sure if I mentioned this, but I am using the Beta Version of LaunchBox Pro software that my partners and I have been working on for about 8 months now. While it may not be apparent yet, it is by far the easiest, most powerful Website / Blog building platform I have ever used, with nothing even coming close.
Here is my quick blueprint for Websites/Blogs for 2010. The reason why I put this in here is because I have been reminded over the past few days that there are still a lot of people out there still don’t have a Website or a Blog or both. Even if they do, they do not have all of the components that you need. Reminded is actually more like been beaten over the head with this fact.
Having worked with Joomla, Drupal, Dolphin, straight HTML and PHP sites, I have to say that
WordPress as of right now is the only base for an online business that I can in good conscious recommend.
Nothing else has the flexibility of look, feel, and function that WordPress does along with ease of use and content management by people with ZERO experience or tech skills.
It is not perfect but, it is head and shoulders above the other options.
This is the bare minimum you are going to need for a successful online business in 2010.
Yes, this is a fun little Mind Map from Bubbl.us which I did a post on a bit back.
Go ahead and play with it using your mouse and scroll button.
If you click on the picture below, you can see it full size. —–> READ MORE
WordPress Introduction: WordPress Profits Video #1
This actually the first video in the series where I take you through the Why, What, How, and What If of WordPress. In other words, I show you why you need to be using this for your Blogs and Websites and how to use it profitably. Plus, I show you how to get WordPress installed for FREE.
This for new users and those of you that are already using WordPress. I show you some tips and tricks that you have more than likely never seen before.
This video is best viewed in Full Screen mode. Just click in the lower right hand corner and when you want to leave full screen mode, just hit escape.
WordPress, How To Install It In Less Than 5 Minutes
The first thing to do is to get WordPress installed. It is the only software that I suggest you use at this time to build a profitable Web business or to make the one your already have more profitable.
This is the second in a series of videos on how to get your own profitable Website up and running. The series is called WordPress Profits.
I will go in to why in future posts. But you can use it for your Blog or for building your whole Website, including sales pages, squeeze pages, shopping cart, and more! I am going to show you why no matter if you are big or small, WordPress is the only system you need. Find out why the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Nikon, National Geographic and millions of others have switched to WordPress from expensive Web Platforms. In case you did not know it, WordPress is FREE! There are now over 300 million Websites using WordPress.
It is open source software which means the source code is available to anyone. As I write this I would bet there are at least 10,000 people working on improving it and making it better right now.
What this means is that bugs get found quickly and it is constantly being improved upon and it happens much fast than if it were private code.
But the first thing you need to do it to get your own hosting. I recommend Bluehost. —–> READ MORE
If you have a WordPress Blog, do not upgrade to version 2.8 if you need it any time soon. There are some serious issues with this upgrade that need to be resolved. The Admin panel may not work properly and you might not be able to ad or edit posts among other known issues just for starters.
Those guys are usually great about upgrades, but this version has some serious problems. Hopefully they will get it fixed shortly.
There are also numerous problems with Plugins. Do not even attempt an upgrade until you have backed up your site. This upgrade can take you completely down.
If you did upgrade and your site is hosed, go in (if you can) to admin and deactivate all of your Plugins. And that should at least get your edit capabilities back up. But more than likely, you may have to manually downgrade to 2.7 to get your site working properly. I will see if I can get a post up tomorrow on this.
If you are running 2.7 go down to tools and use the export tool. This will at least give you all of your blog posts in a zip file you can save and reload if you have to. Do this once a week at least.
Hopefully someone will post a script to revert to the old version, because 2.8 is blowing up thousands of sites.
Good Luck, you will need it if you are upgrading. But if you don’t have to, do yourself a favor and wait for at least a couple of weeks and check the forums for the all clear. In the meantime, you can check out the issues here http://wordpress.org/support/forum/2
Some people have upgraded without issues. But if you do not have to don’t. Spend the time you would spend on fixing your site on marketing instead. It will be a better use of your time.
Here is a link to download version 2.7.1 if you need to do a manual install. Click Here. or here..not sure how I got the line through it.http://wordpress.org/wordpress-2.7.1.zip