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Technical Assistance / Re: Building themes
« on: June 20, 2012, 10:21:33 AM »
OK, I'm really not sure how to answer your question, if I have an answer. Perhaps someone else can help  you. Good luck.

Technical Assistance / Re: Building themes
« on: June 20, 2012, 10:02:53 AM »
Right, perhaps I'm not understanding. My fault.

However, if you want to design and code themes for sale (that's what you want to know, right?), at, the Codex has many resources on how to look "under the hood" at a theme and build your own from scratch. You have to follow certain prerequisites so the Wordpress code will work, but my understanding is that it's not difficult, especially if you have some PHP experience. I'm sure the other platforms are similar. There are also many tutorial on theme development around the web.

As far as coding your own platform, that's well beyond my expertise!

Technical Assistance / Re: Building themes
« on: June 20, 2012, 09:37:57 AM »
Really doesn't matter what a page was built with. It's a matter of what you're comfortable with, or the purpose of the page in therms of needing  easy updated, etc.

Many sales pages are straight HTML, although using a platform is becoming more and more popular Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Infusionsoft all offer themes that are capable of building sales and other pages quickly. Mose platforms allow you to embed an HTML page.

I work in Wordpress, and the themes are very easy to customize. Some themes, like Flexsqueeze and ProfitTheme, offer a variety of pre-built template for sales pages and other content. Just pick a page template and add content. There are also plugins which offer sales pages (and other) templates  on the fly, in case you don't want a full-fedhged sales funnel theme, but just a page or two.

Haven't looked in the archives here lately, but there might be a themes geared towards what you want. Also, you can take a sales page from one of the PLR products and customize it to your own needs.

Hope that helps.


Technical Assistance / Re: Building themes
« on: June 20, 2012, 09:06:27 AM »
Can you post the URL of an example?

Marketing Talk / Re: Page 1 of Google in 5 Hours
« on: June 15, 2012, 09:07:13 AM »
It depends on what you're tryin go accomplish. I'm perfectly willing to purchase 20 domains on the same topic (in fact, I will, if this keyword works, changing only the "city" part). Domains are cheap, and I'll simple clone the site, changing the relevant parts.

I have another site (which is on page 1) that is built on a single keyword, but other pages within the site focus on a long-tail version of that primary keyword. 4 of 6 of those "specialty" pages rank on their own on page 1. The others are page 2 or 3, which I'm working to improve.

Then there are six domains which are similar to the above, but divide the six pages  into complete sites, each with an exact match domain name, and each focused on the domain keyword. 5 out of 6 of those sites are currently on page 1 of SERPs.

The exact match domain for the photography site contains the keyword that receives the most searches. Additional keywords are/will be embedded in other parts of the site/file name/etc. and will also be indexed and ranked. The site doesn't rank for broad keywords ("portrait photography" or "family portrait"), but that's not the purpose of the site, which is specifically targeted to a local market and very specific service.


Marketing Talk / Re: How do I start to get traffic
« on: June 14, 2012, 07:02:39 AM »
I recently threw up a video on YouTube with a strong keyword title and description and got it ranked Page 1 Number 1 in five hours. A small bit of traffic so far, but it's a very long-tail local keyword, so not a lot of searches. Mostly tried it to prove the tactic. Now I'll try on a  higher competition keyword.


Marketing Talk / Re: Page 1 of Google in 5 Hours
« on: June 14, 2012, 04:40:53 AM »
Hey Magicman,

The number is a "virtual phone number" from, which is forwarded to wherever I want. Callfire provides local ($2/m) and toll-free ($3/m) numbers. I chose a local number as a site for a local service. You purchase minutes (minimum of $15). As I remember, it's then a five cents/m connect fee.

Right now the number forwards to  to voice mail on a cheap prepaid cell phone I picked up at Walmart (about $12).

I need to find a photographer with lousy SERPS or a directory listing only and sign them up. Each call forwarded would result in a charge to them for the sales lead. When they sign up, I'll forward the web number to their phone number. In the meantime, if I get a message, I'll just contact a photographer and offer them the lead for free as a trial.

I have no idea how well this will work. This site is mainly a test of a relatively passive-income generator I can build or have built for me easily, without interfering with my publishing activities and other client work, and to try out some ranking techniques for traffic. I'm moving on to a new site in a different niche now, and will continue building until I see that it works or not.


Marketing Talk / Re: Page 1 of Google in 5 Hours
« on: June 13, 2012, 03:41:25 PM »
Ah, how embarrassing. Fixed now. Thanks, Val!


Marketing Talk / Page 1 of Google in 5 Hours
« on: June 12, 2012, 07:42:08 PM »
I was checking in on one of my old posts that had an answer and while I was here I thought I'd describe how I ranked a brand new site on Google in just five hours, and dominated the first page within a week.  Of course, this will probably be applicable to anyone who wants to rank a PLR site.

For grins and giggles, I decided to build and try to rank a "lead generation" video and website. You can see the site here: You'll note that it's a very long-tail keyword with low competition. There are enough local monthly searches that it is probably worth a trial.

Here's the Google SERP: The video is #1 after PPC; website pages from the site fill most of the remaining slots.

Here's the process:

1. Built a slide presentation using Mac Keynote, although any presentation software should work. Exported to web video format.
2. Uploaded video to YouTube. Wrote a title with the keyword embedded. Then a description with URL first, then site name, then keyword-rich description.
3. Whipped up a logo header and page banner using photos from my collection and a few from Can't use Flickr, as most of these photos are poor quality and not licensed for commercial use.
4. Wrote some home page copy focusing on benefits, then a few articles. Scheduled them to post over a week-long period.
5. Uploaded and tested. Made sure "privacy" is off, pinging is on, and the sitemaps loaded and Goog/eBing knew where to find it.
6. Checked that site is indexed. Good to go.
7. Ordered three gigs. Two SENuke blasts (one for website main keyword) and one for comments posted to the YouTube video.

What's next>? I'll post a few more articles to drip over the next two month, then schedule some fiverr gigs for specific page/keywords. This time I'll experience with some link pyramids, social site linking and other techniques.

That's it. It's been about three weeks, so I'm still waiting to see if the site "dances" in the SERPs while Google contemplates the content, but it should hold up well, as the articles are about 80% unique.

I'm applying the same process to other sites I'm building.

Just my $.02. Hope it helps someone.


Heh, my wife routinely deactivates her FB account so she can get some work done (but comes back within the grace period). I just limit myself to checking in the morning. Some days it's harder to do that than others.... but the days I do, I  get much more work accomplished.


Good for you, Val! Shoot me an email when your WSO comes out! I've got a WSO in mind, but then, don't we all!

2012 seems to be a year of focus. I made that decision too, to focus on a project and reach omplete one before moving on to the next.

So far:

Finished installing an affiliate program for my employee handbook site (If anyone is interested, 60$% on average $57 sale:

Created a brand new site selling employee handbooks for all 50 states (the main site's little sister)

Finished rewriting a bunch of RRW PLR and using them as bonuses, which are actually very well appreciated for added value.

Currently testing lead generation websites for passive income.

Waiting on the wife to finish editing her book, "How to Create a Happier Life", planned for a release in July.

I like lots of projects ("irons in the fire"), but learned to focus on one at a time.

Good luck with your WSO. There's money in them there pages!


Marketing Talk / Re: How do I start to get traffic
« on: May 21, 2012, 02:49:47 PM »
Get a high PR backlink or three. Just one of these will out-perfom any number of lesser-ranking links. Hard to get, but well worth the effort. Of course, you'd like some of those PR1-4 (or higher) links. PR0 are not worth the trouble.

I'v not had any luck with traffic exchanges that was worth the time, or paying someone to click away. Bleh.

Big thing I'm experimenting with now is videos on YouTube. Many people reply great results. Not there yet, but looks promising. I create the videos using Keynote, ScreenFlow or Jing.

My $.02.


Services Offered/Needed / Re: I need honest partners now!
« on: May 21, 2012, 03:01:53 AM »
Hey Paul,

You are, of course, completely correct in your points, and give a couple I didn't of. My experience (with my own company and those I've worked for) is with "higher-level" salespeople who are willing to make a lot of effort in creating a "mini" sales funnel within the company funnel. Sort of like car salespeople or real estate agents sometimes are, running their own marketing effort, then fulfilling through the company

A good point is that not everyone, even good performers, may want the gig full-time. Again, I beg the prejudice of my own experience at play here!

I hope this works for you. RRW forum is all about success, after all!


hillsborowd, you may want to consider hanging out at the Warrior Forum, if you're not already there I've learned several bucketfuls of good information just lurking. The main IM forum and the Offliner's Forum I have found particularly helpful, but the other forums are are well.

Be careful of the Warrior Special Offers, though. They're addictive for knowledge seekers! However, there are some good offers there a pre-release (low) prices.


Speaking of, I put up a premium store on Cafepress back in 2005, selling tee-shirts, etc., related to a cat interest website I had at that time. The site got zapped by hackers, and I haven't had the time to put it back up, but that store continues to sell a tee-shirt once or twice a month. Keep in mind, I've ignored it since I launched it.

I make a total of about $2.20 per sale, which is why it was more of a labor of love than a real business. At the very least, it pays the premium shop bill each month!

Perhaps that should be one of my 2012 goals: improve and add to that shop! Tee-shirt, anyone?


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