Hey folks, I hope you’ve all had an awesome productive week.
Before I dive into this week’s post I want to thank you all for your amazing comments and social shares on last week’s post, where I shared with you my step-by-step process for creating truly awesome customised featured post images, I appreciate you all and I hope that the post was useful to some of you.
Anyway let’s get on with this weeks post.
For a while now I’ve been contemplating the idea of offering some kind of service on my blog, when I say for a while, I actually started thinking about doing this way back when I was blogging over at Magnet4Marketing a good few years ago.
Anyway, at the same time and more recently, I’ve also been thinking about ways of monetising this blog properly, I’ve tried a few methods as I will outline in detail below.
How I’ve Monetised This Blog In The Last 12 Months
I did start with good old AdSense, but I’ve lost interest in the idea of monetising with third party ads. I’ve tried it on this blog and it just makes it look untidy, in addition I also feel that AdSense gets in the way of other important elements on my blog. AdSense is great for high traffic niche sites in my opinion, but not for a blog like this.
Affiliate marketing is still one of my favourite methods for monetising, whilst I don’t pay a great deal of attention to promoting everything that I see, or indeed post affiliate banners here, there and everywhere, last year (2014) I was able to make around $800 simply by promoting two or three affiliate products and services that I use and trust.
Not a great amount of money by any measures, but it has certainly helped to pay for my web hosting with Bluehost, and a few other essential tools, plugins etc for blog development, and also keeping in mind that I only started this blog in March last year.
However, I now want to increase and sustain income from running this blog on a more professional level in 2015, and to do this I’ve decided to offer my services, so I’m pleased to be able to announce to everyone that I’m now offering…
Professional WordPress Blog Design Services… yay!
Defining what I mean by “professional”
OK, so I’ve been building websites since 2006 OK, and in that time I’ve come across and used many amazing tools, but I didn’t discover WordPress properly until late 2009.
Before that I knew nothing about the platform, I knew nothing about web hosting in fact, or plugins, HTML and the rest of it all.
Before discovering WordPress, I was using something called Moonfruit SiteMaker. Moonfruit is a simple point drag-and-drop online website building tool.
Since learning about WordPress I’ve built every single website that I own using nothing but WordPress. I launched my first ever blog in 2010 too (Magnet4Marketing).
Today I am running around a dozen or so websites all powered by WordPress. These include niche sites, information sites, landing pages, ecommerce sites, sites for friends and families and so forth. I work with WordPress every single day.
This blog runs on WordPress with Genesis as some of you may know, but the homepage is a complete redesign of my own creativeness.
I also built both of my email opt-in pages using this amazing content builder tool (aff), and I’m currently building my sales page for my upcoming revised eBook “Creating Smarter eBooks”.
So where am I going with all of this?
The point that I’m trying to make is that I truly believe that I’ve had enough hands-on experience with using WordPress, and WordPress tools, plugins, themes, and I’ve dabbled with a lot of HTML and CSS to be able to offer my professional services in this area.
Here’s what I’m offering as from today Monday the 19th January 2015! You can learn more about these services on my services page.
#1. Professional Consultation, WordPress Blog Installation and Setup
OK so I created this service package to aim at folks who are completely new to the world of blogging, using WordPress or building a website altogether. And at folks that wish to have the headache of getting a hosted blog or website setup taken care of, so that they can focus on creating content and building their online business the best they can.
This is a basic service package that includes WordPress installation, premium theme and plugins installation, WordPress configuration and some free essential guides I’ve put together myself.
#2. Professional Consultation, WordPress Blog Design, Customisation Services
I created this service package to aim at folks who don’t yet, and, or already have a WordPress blog, but also want to take their design, customisation and personalisation to the next level.
Branding is everything in online business and blogging as we all know, and with this service I’m offering a full design and customisation package using Genesis Framework (aff), customised StudioPress Child Themes or Thrive Themes (aff).
This package will also include installation if required and pro landing page, homepage design.
#3. Profesional WordPress Landing Page Services
I created this package in hope to be able to cater for those looking for professional sales or email opt-in landing page design and customisation. I’ve had a lot of experience in designing sales and landing pages as of late both for myself and some recent private clients.
When it comes to building such pages, there can be a lot of obstacles and challenges along the way as we know, I aim to remove the headache of this by taking care of every aspect of creating professional and high-converting sales and lead captures pages using WordPress for folks who are interested.
So in a nutshell those are the three services I’m offering in 2015, like I said you can of learn more about each of these service packages in greater detail here on my new services page.
Plus I‘d really appreciate your feedback about my services page, do let me know what you think in the comment section below.
More Services Coming In 2015…
As we progress into 2015 I will try and add a few more types of services to my list, such as graphic design services, however for now I’m very keen on helping folks get the most from their WordPress websites, and certainly hope these services will prove to be valuable for many.
If you’d like to find out more yourself or you’d like to have a friendly chat with me regarding my new services, you can reach via email, Skype or Facebook Instant Message. If you do email me, I’ll try and get back to you within the hour or so.
OK peeps, now I know this was a bit of a shorter and perhaps less valuable post than my usual 2,000 plus word weekly rant, but I thought it was important for me to share this news with everyone in my community, and what I’ll be going forward with in 2015, thanks for your continued support.
There’s more work to be done…
I’m very excited about being able to be a ‘man of even greater value’ by offering these services to you and others out there, but there’s still a lot of work to be done yet, even though I’ve launched these services now.
I spent most of the week putting together the services page, and I also plan to create a great video introduction to each of these services before the end of this month.
There’s a lot of marketing and promotional stuff going to happen in the coming months also, so I’ll be a busy little bee.
Anyway have an awesome week, thanks for reading and as per usual, do leave me a comment below.
Oh and don’t forget to share this news with all your friends and social connections, again I appreciate you always!
Your blogging friend – Fabrizio
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