My Struggles This Week

I don’t know about you but when I am trying to figure something out that has to do with technology, I just want to scream and rip my hair out!

That is what has been happening to me for about 3 months.

1) I have been trying to figure out a simple process that would allow me to park my landing, sales, squeeze pages, etc.

2) I wanted something that would build these pages AND be able to build them on my CURRENT WordPress site WITHOUT having to host them somewhere else (i.e. AmazonS3).

FINALLY! It has all come together! The light bulbs were definitely going off yesterday and today!!!

I am actually sitting here in awe today with the answers. It has taken a long time to get there so I thought I would share with you so you don’t have to go through the same struggles.

And although the solutions are simple, it is EXTREMELY hard to get answers from anyone as to instructions or how to accomplish any of this. Trust me.

I apologize if you already know this information but I did not have a clue. I have just been using my WordPress site and using a “Page” to accomplish my tasks.

Problem No. 1 Solution:

I discovered on my Hosting Service site–BlueHost– and within the C-Panel, you can have a main domain and build an unlimited amount of “SubDomains” as needed under it.

For example my site name is PLRMiniMarket.com. So if I want to have a sales page, squeeze page, etc. that I want to have its own URL all you have to do is add a Subdomain like this:

example.plrminimarket.com

What does that do? It sets up a whole new folder on your public_html server so it looks like this:

public-html/example

In that folder is where all of your images, index, css go for your page that you want displayed.

When you add the url to anything so that people will land there all you have to do is create a link this:

To create the “Example” page:
Highlight the name “example.plrminimarket.com” and add your coding:
< a href=”http://www.example.plrminimarket.com/”>Example Page</a >

(Remove the spaces before and after the “a’s”)

I can’t believe how easy this was once someone took the time to explain it to me and showed me Sub-Domains. Problem 1 Solved!!

Problem No. 2 Solution:

I have been looking around at a LOT of different programs to figure out the best solution to build the pages (sales/landing/squeeze ) I need quickly and effortlessly. Yes, you can use a designer but it is EXTREMELY expensive.

Knowing HTML is not what I want spend my time on in something like FrontPage, etc. Nope. Not for me.

And, Fiverr is ok but I haven’t had a lot of luck with these type of people lately building landing pages.

I discovered the answer by asking on Facebook as to what people recommend. I had already looked at SO many different options.

To my amazement and delight, after watching all the sales videos on all the pages, the clear solution was Thrive Themes.

Why? Because it integrates with Wordperfect so easily.

Again, I wanted to stay within my already existing PLRMiniMarket.com site.

There are two parts to Thrive Themes: the Content Builder and the Landing Pages.

If you buy both, and I can’t remember exactly where it comes into play, you also get the ability to do LightBoxes. LightBoxes are those signup boxes that pop up when you are in the middle of looking at a page. You don’t have to use them if they annoy you but they are there as an option.

You can buy one, both or the package.

The Content Builder will blow you away. WordPress is really not that user-friendly as Shane tells you in the intro video. And I couldn’t agree more.

I have used WordPress for 8 years now and I can tell you it is a pain the A_____! It really is old-school technology when you are trying to build pages. These plugins are incredible. All I can say is WOW!

You can actually see what the page will look like AS you are building it–not having to save, go look at it, go back to editing and hopefully remember everything that you need to edit.

After watching both of the videos–Content Builder and Landing Pages–I couldn’t sign up fast enough. I can hardly wait to start using them with all my upcoming projects.

I hope this has helped you if you have been struggling too.

I hope you have a great rest of the week. I will be off to Texas (hopefully) on Thursday and then back on Monday. I am going to help my daughter pick out a wedding dress 🙂

Let me know if I can help,

2 thoughts on “My Struggles This Week

  1. Hi Dianne,
    yes the sub-domain thing is extremely useful, you can have endless sub-domains which is using the space to best advantage!
    I also use Thrive builder/pages -I can’t help thinking the ‘virtual’ nature of the page makes it less viable for SEO, like I don’t quite understand what is creating the objects on top of the WordPress page as yet…I just hope it isn’t lots of shortcode.
    I noticed you haven’t written anything since Feb of this year-hope all is well with you, I am looking at your PLR 🙂

    1. Hi Michael,

      Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to you. I have been in Dallas 5 times this year! I was also gone all of July and had company two weeks in August! I am adding a huge PLR pack on Yoga today to the site! It’s on sale for a week. There should be at least three huge PLR packs that were new this year? Can’t remember: Mindfulness, Insomnia? And now the Yoga Super Pack with all of the related information: Chakras, Sun Salutations and a Yoga Workbook. Thanks for reaching out. The rest of the year I am going to be working on smaller items such as ebooks/reports with articles and writing Kindle books 🙂

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