Here’s a peek behind the scenes at what I’m using to setup and create my blogging class.
I created the sales page within WordPress using the Premise plugin from Copyblogger. I love it because it’s a plugin and not a theme, so I can keep my “pretty” theme for my main site but customize sales and opt in pages with Premise. It’s also got all sorts of built in copywriting advice (you can even click a button to get example text!) and fun graphics.
You can see my sales page here: https://www.michelleshaeffer.com/rock-your-blog/ and here’s a free opt-in page I created with Premise: https://www.michelleshaeffer.com/learn-how-to-create-a-blog-that-helps-you-help-others/
My site is currently using AMember Pro for orders. It’s been a little glitchy and I’m in the middle of upgrading to the newest version to fix that.
It’s been a reminder for me to expect technical issues, and just deal with them as they come. Fix it and keep going.
Creating the Class
I use Freemind to map out what I want to be sure to include.
I’m using PowerPoint to create my slides (Open Office has a free presentation tool if you don’t have PowerPoint).
Delivering the Class
I’ll be using InstantTeleseminar to deliver the class so participants can listen in by phone or stream live on the web. It also offers an easy to setup replay option so all the calls are instantly available for replay once they’re done, and a Q&A box right on the call page so participants can easily send in questions.
Promoting the Class
So what’s worked promotion wise? Free teleseminar. Emails to my list. Promotion on social networks (Twitter and my fan page).
One thing I haven’t done yet was invited affiliates to promote. I’ll be doing that today — are you an affiliate yet? If not, you can sign up here and make $ sharing my class (or Twitter or Website Building courses) with your blog readers or list: affiliate sign up.
Your Turn! What tools do you use in your business?
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