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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.
As I have mentioned before, this is site is my testing ground for a number of things that you can do with WordPress and is undergoing quite a few things under the hood as it were. While for those of you that have noticed, I am slowly dialing in the look and feel as well. Although there are some that will say it looks like a barn, and I could hardly disagree, I am testing out different layouts and features and am pulling the best of those test together. It is a rather fun process and expect to see some quite noticeable changes here shortly.
I have been running an Alpha Version of LaunchBox Pro on top of WordPress here and I have not gotten the puppy out of first gear yet and I am doing about 80 mph. So, time to shift gears again with it and show you some other tricks. It is without a doubt the best peice of software I have used for building a Websitse/Blog and Landing and Sales Pages.
I will be showing you some of its trick shortly. Think of it as a Chameleon Theme on Steroids. It can morph into anything that you see that you like and has tons of other features as well. The good thing is that it will be released in Beta in just a little while and you will be able to get your hands on it. I highly, highly reccommend that you do. It is that darned good. You are going to be able to play with it for free for 30 days and then get a 75% discount from the normal price. While it was set up for Pro Web Designers and has more bells and whistles than a parade of bell ringing whistle blowing NFL referees, it so easy anyone that can check their email can use it to create mind blowing Blogs, Websites, Landing and Sales pages and a whole lot more.
There is a reason why you need to pay attention to that particular number for a discount as well. I have a great story on it for you that I may perhaps get up yet later today.
So anyway, back to there is going to be some changes here on the site.
In this day and age, change is the one thing you can count on with Online Businesses. I am talking real change, not the lip service that the politicians give you to get elected. Whereby when they lie about things and don’t actually do what they say, they might not get elected. When you don’t make changes or don’t make the right ones, with your Website or Business, you could be out of business. Big difference and I want to not only keep you in business but show you how to thrive!
My goal for the next quarter is show you how to gain 8 hours of your week back so that you have a whole day to do with as you will. What are you going to do with one full extra day a week? Imagine spending more time with your loved ones. That is what we are going to do.
Andrew “Easy” Anderson
PS My eyes are crossing and I want to post this now, so I will check for typos in the morning. In the meantime let me know what you think.