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About the Author

What’s UP! This is my site, I write 99% of the articles on here. I’m also the owner of SureFireWebServices.com. I help out a lot of developers and designers getting into the web game. Helping is fun for me, so feel free to ask me any questions! I’ve made courses and have a membership as well to help get you on your feet!

Dev2Mil – Interview with Brian Oliver Sales, WordPress, and Florida!

Hi everyone! It’s been a bit but I’m BAACCCK!!!

I had a nice vacation away and the week before was getting a ton of work done before I left. So I’ve been SILENT for 2 Episodes!!

Thoroughly enjoying Florida, I contacted my good friend Brian Oliver.  A sales expert in the web game building website through his agency Market Leef.

Brian drops some sales tips and we discuss things like:

  • Florida Weather vs NY Weather
  • Web Designer vs Graphic Designer
  • Why Brian isn’t using Beaver Builder yet.
  • The Ultimate Dev Stack
  • Recurring Revenue to sustain your business
  • SALES!
  • E-commerce

And much more.

Enjoy the conversation and don’t forget to rate the show on iTunes and leave a review, or a comment, or anything you feel really.

LINKS

MarketLeef

VapersHero

Ultimate Dev Stack – BB, Genesis, Views

Devenaires Club – FB Group

Song at the end – Hustlers Love by Jehry Robinson

How to Create a Successful Online Magazine with WordPress

NOTE: GUEST POST 🙂 ENJOY

WordPress is a platform that is extensively used for creating blog websites. But have you ever thought of creating a website based on varied themes like fashion, beauty, lifestyle or any other subject of your choice? I guess you would have. Such a website that publishes content on a specific subject or a topic is termed as an online magazine. Having an online magazine that is fancy along with being sophisticated and contains appealing content will attract traffic to it. So, in this blog, I would be making you aware of the steps or techniques that you must implement in order to create a magazine-style website.

Below mentioned points will act as a perfect guide for you when you are looking to create your own online magazine with WordPress.

Having an Intriguing HomePage

It becomes utmost important to have a homepage that highlights the most popular and the recent stories along with displaying other articles. You must display multiple links and extracts from a selection of articles that you have published on your website. Your visitors must be presented with a few short stories and articles to choose from. Using a feature-rich magazine theme will enable you to build a homepage that has plenty of options which will attract visitors to your website. These themes have predefined homepages that are of different genre. This makes it very easy to choose a homepage for your magazine website and you could even find a homepage that fits in your website’s scenario. This will save a lot of your time which could have been invested a developing a homepage.

Top-Notch User Experience

Your online magazine will only become a success if it is able to generate traffic on it. It is important to keep your visitors as long as possible on your website. You will have to give your visitors such a visual appearance that will prompt them to visit your website again and again. This will enable you to create a long lasting impression on the minds of them. Most of the news websites and magazines display adverts which allow them to get monetized. Thus, the more page impressions that are generated by your visitors, you will be able to earn more money from your advertisers. This will only be possible will users choose your website over the others which searching for a particular content or topic.

Selecting a Magazine Theme

When you are looking to create a magazine website, you will come across quite a few of the magazine themes that are offered by WordPress for free. Some of the popular free WordPress magazine themes include Newspaper, Newsmag, TwentyFouteen and many more. You can even choose some of the premium WordPress themes that will offer you more functionalities and features but they will cost you money. The benefits of choosing an appropriate theme for your magazine website is that it will come preloaded based on some genre like lifestyle, heath and fitness, fashion etc. So, if your magazine content falls in the predefined category this will prove very beneficial for you. This will enable you to easily choose any of the themes based on your magazine requirements.

Creating Content for your Magazine Website

In order to create a successful magazine or news website, you will have to publish content that offers value to your target audience. The content you publish will totally depend on the focus of your website. A growth in the number of articles will have a direct impact on your visitors who will be directed to your website as a result of search engine results. Publishing relevant and informative articles will turn out positive for you. Choosing a content format that is appreciated by your audience will be a good ploy. A high-quality content will enable you to gets leads and also rank higher than the websites that are also showcasing a similar content as yours. Grabbing the attention of users is only possible if you rank higher in the search results of popular search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing. Google also ranks a quality content much higher than the other contents of the same genre.

Growing Your Target Audience

Once you have got initial visitors on your website you will feel the need to grow your audience. The best approach of doing this is to pay for advertising on the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter or seek assistance from advertising networks and platforms that are related to your topic. One thing which you must surely do is to set up profiles on the popular social media networks. There are some social media platforms that generate huge traffic on certain topics or subjects. Each and every social media platform has an audience of its own. You should also look for sponsorship opportunities, building partnerships with other people or even apply to guest post on related websites to get a link back to your website. Another important component in building your audience is to adopt a strategy while setting up your email newsletter. Persuading your visitors to sign up for your newsletter is a proven methodology to convert one-time visitors into loyal customers.

Conclusion

I hope that the above-mentioned points throw enough light on the parameter that you need to take care of if you want to create a successful online magazine. It would be great to have your views on this post of mine. Do let me know about them in the comments section below.

Author Bio:

Sarah Clarke is working as a professionally qualified WordPress Developer at WordSuccor Ltd., a renowned firm providing WordPress Theme Customization Service at very reasonable cost with a global reach. She loves to share her thoughts on WordPress and always looking for learning something new about it. You can follow her company on various social media sites such as Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

Dev2Mil – All About Strategies

I’ve been doing a lot these past few weeks and I’m realizing more and more that, I know a lot of stuff. 😀

Seriously though.  When it comes to online strategies, I, and I’m sure a lot of you as well, tend to take for granted the things that we’ve learned in our experiences.

Things that we deem as incredibly simple or assume that everyone knows, ends up being not true.

What’s simple to you and all the things that you know, many people don’t.  You can help a LOT of people of you just share advice here and there and get them to understand your world just a little bit.

In this episode, I talk about strategies.  Basic online strategies that are essential for the growth of a website.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • The strategies I’m implementing in SureFire
  • Strategies being implemented on this site (JonPerez.me)
  • And much more insight!

Links

SureFireWebServices.com

HowToGrowYourWebsite.com

TheWPChick.com

AngledCrown.com

Dev2Mil – Selling and Balancing It All

What a journey this has been! Since last week I’ve been getting pretty busy.

The main thing that I had to figure out was “What do I focus on?”

I’ve been doing so much with blog posts, emails, audience building, optins, etc… selling was just a side note to me.

People found me, I made deals, and that was that.

But things changed.  I couldn’t let selling be a side note anymore because now I need an income!

I have a family, mortgage, food shopping, everything.  I needed to shift my priorities, find what works, and hit the ground running.

That’s what I’ve been doing, and that’s what I share with you today.

In this episode:

  • Selling isn’t even selling, it’s something totally different.
  • Find Your Voice
  • Do.
  • Find the balance between what you need and what you want.

Plus much more! Knowledge bombs on this one so get your notepads! 🙂

Quick Funnel with Thrive Themes Builder and Drip Email Campaigns

Here’s a video I made to show how easy it is to create a funnel with Thrive Themes Builder and Drip Email Campaigns.

I’ve never like Thrive before, but it’s growing on me heavily!  Especially for landing pages. It makes building them so easy.

The same goes for Drip.  This is an email campaign manager that makes setting up funnels a cinch.

Get Drip

In the video, I’ll show you exactly how to create a campaign.  Drip comes with what they call “Blueprints.”  It’s as simple as finding the blueprint that does what you want it to do and fills in the blanks.

Thrive

Thrive Builder is FULL of different landing page templates for all different scenarios.  Since I’m building one specifically for Videos, they already had the perfect one for me, pre-built.  And just like Drip, all I had to do was fill in the blanks.

This funnel will be out today, so keep an eye our for it!

Interesting in getting Thrive or Drip.  Just click the link!

If you want me to get deeper with these applications, just let me know in the comments.

Enjoy!

Developer To Millionaire – From Side Hustle to Full Time

What a crazy transition this is for me!

I’ve always had the desire to move to doing my business full-time but nothing ever prepares you for the actual jump.

I mean, I’ve got bills to pay, a family, the whole nine!

My initial goal was to slowly grow, but my how that has changed.

In this episode you’ll discover the following:

  • What Happened to Me Last Week
  • The current situation I’m In
  • The big difference between side hustle and going in Full Time.
  • How I feel about proposals and why they’re useless
  • My God story

And much more!

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