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Now, In case you are building your own website or blog, I’ve got a few suggestions.
1: Go big on branding. Yes. A professionally built website can land you your first client within your first week. Branding goes beyond colors and logos. Your site’s aesthetic look comes into play. Think of small things such as font, alignment, and graphics.
2: Do custom graphics especially for your service pages. You can create awesome graphics for free using Canva.
3: Take copy seriously. Prospective clients read your website’s content word for word. A great copy will get them to trust you. (We advise on this with Mysson Ex.)
The tool I currently love is Beacon which can be costly but is on offer on Appsumo (You get lifetime deal for $69 so you will never have to pay that $49/ month. I use this tool for creating freebies, but also has great popups, link locks, embedded forms that you can easily add to your sites)
5: Serve Ads with a Plugin: If you run an affiliate blog and use banners to promote the offers, please use a plugin to serve your ads. Imagine having to go through every blog post to remove the code once the offer expires. If you use a plugin, you can easily disable a particular placement from all the posts they appear on.
The free plugin I recommend is Advanced Ads. Also, use this when displaying your opt-in forms. You can set where you want every ad to displayed eg.
If you have an opt-in form promoting a freelancing guide, you can set this to be only shown in your freelance category posts, and the free blogging course to be displayed in your blogging category posts.
Another feature of Advanced ads is group ads. You can group your ads so that different ad is displayed every time the page loads.
6: Find Inspirations to Model. Based on your niche, there are certain designs that work great. Most page builders such as Elementor, Beaver, Thrive Architect showcase all their templates on their sites. Find the ones that appeal to you and model them using your website free builder such as Elementor. Astra also has great site examples.
7. Signup for AppSumo deals free newsletter. You will get free tools and resources and affordable lifetime deals delivered to your inbox. For instance, there is a scheduling tool that is offered at $39. You pay once and forget the monthly or annual charges. You will not see these deals on their websites, because they are Appsumo exclusive.
Happy Website building.
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