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How To Start Your Own Free Money Making Websites

So, you’re hunting for free money making websites. This article takes a look at the two aspects involved in this search: the free websites and the money making websites. . .and how to combine the two. Twitter is one example I can think of that is free and quick, Xsitepro on the other hand gives you the ability to create your own website and upload it to any hosting account, free or paid!

There are many options that you can choose from if you are looking for free website platforms. Webs.com, Weebly.com and Wix.com are three of the most popular choices for building your own website step by step. If you are just starting out, these could be good options to learn on with a free account. Obviously the free account will limit the features that are available to you but you can also upgrade at any time. These sites all have tutorials to help you get started if you’re brand new to building websites.

Another option is to create a free blog. Typically, blogs differ from websites because they offer opinions or suggestions and because they are more dynamic. Blogs should be updated frequently and consistently with your articles (posts). A website is more static. The information that you put on the pages of your website will not change too often or too much. Blogger.com, WordPress.com and Thoughts.com are some of the most common.

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It really makes no difference whether you choose actual websites or blogs to be your free money making websites. Either way, the money-making aspect to apply will be the same. Here is how to monitize your site.

ttm-banner300x250.gifRegardless of whether or not you have your own product or service to sell, you can make money from your website/blog by adding Google AdSense ads. Most website and blog platforms offer this service automatically so all you have to do is sign up – it’s completely free. Once you’re approved, ads that are relevant to the content of your site will appear and when your visitors click on these ads, you will make money. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Another way to monitize your site, even if you have nothing of your own to sell, is to offer affiliate products to your visitors. Sign up for an affiliate account with any of the affiliate programs (ClickBank and Commission Junction are the most popular) and choose the products that you want to promote. Obviously, these items need to jive with the theme of your website or blog. Put some information about this product in your website or blog along with your affiliate link and whenever someone ends up buying the product, you get a commission on that sale. Affiliate programs typically offer somewhere between 50 – 75 percent commission so you can do really well with this depending on how much traffic you get to your site and how relevant the products are to your theme.

As you learn more about earning money with blogs and websites, you can also start thinking of developing your own product(s) and service(s) that would serve your audience.

There aren’t too many ways that you can earn money without spending any. . .but free money making websites defy the norm!

WordPress or Static Website…which is better?

Hey Josh….I appreciate your post but think your logic is a bit faulty.

Josh basically said that too many people have fallen for the general consensus that wordpress is the best platform for building websites and selling good and services online, he goes on to say its a matter of what wordpress does…..you can read more about it here.

The water is hot and I burn my hand. However, you say not all water burns your hand. Exactly, only hot water!

Thus you say, Google doesn’t prefer wordpress sites but because wordpress has plugins, rss, pings, blah blah blah…it gets indexed first and quicker! If this is true…isn’t WP better?

So is it a matter of symantics or are you just stating the obvious? The point is, you burn your hand because the water is hot…..or wordpress blogs get indexed quicker and can be construed as being favored by Google simply because they have all these gadgets that attract Google and Google likes. Bottom line, WordPress blogs are better than static sites!

I think I understand what you’re trying to say and I agree with you. If you take a static site and make it do all the things that a wordpress site does, Google will notice it faster and it will get indexed and ranked quicker.

Personally, I prefer using Dreamweaver to build sites and have been using it for 6 or 7 years. Recently (2+ years ago) I’ve been introduced to Xsitepro. I really didn’t want to have anything to do with Xsitepro, however, I was creating graphics and minisites for a plr membership and they required Xsitepro for the minisite platform. After using it for a year, I began to get attached to it simply because you could make a site get spidered, indexed and in the SERPS within 24 hours, often times sooner.

Like WordPress, Xsitepro automatically does things to the site structure and pages to create an seo optimized website and webpage. However, you use other features such as create an xml feed (rss feed) sitemaps (standard and xml). I’ve found that doing just these 2 additional things and then submitting the feed to rss directories will get a webpage or site spidered and indexed in Goolge in less than 24 hours.

Yep, an Xsitepro site in the serps in under 24 hours. Often times the same time or less than a wordpress site, if I don’t use my Auto Social Poster plugin, the wordpress site does not get indexed in less than 24 hours.

So….in many words and in many ways I completely agree with you. WordPress sites don’t experience the quick ratings simply because they are WordPress sites, but because of all the processes involved when creating wordpress sites. Apply those same processes to any static site and you should experience the same results as any wordpress site!

Thanks again,

Scott

Using Xsitepro to put up Salespages from PLR products like Php Tutorials for Beginners

Ok…you have Xsitepro and you just purchased a package with 100 PLR products that come with resell rights. Now you’re wondering, How the heck do I get the sales page, thankyou page and download product into my Xsistepro Step…..maybe you looked around and really can’t find any easy answers. Sure, you can take the base html code from the salespage and enter it into the source area of your new page…..but have you tried that ? The stuff that comes out is pretty funky! The below post talks about a way to add as many pages you want that deviate from the main Xsitepro Template. Although he doesn’t reveal the secret, he shows some samples of what he’s done and will be putting together a video course explaining exactly how to do this……check out the post below, this could be what you’ve been looking for.

I had a new user to Xsitepro ask me how to import PLR, RR, or MRR salespages such as I Hate PHP which is a PHP tutorial for beginners. Initially I knew there wasn’t any easy way to take prepackaged sales materials and import them into Xsitepro….but I went to work!

I’ve been experimenting with xsitepro in an effort to find out how to add the sales pages, thank you pages and download pages that often times come with PLR and various Resell Packages. I’ve done some research and so far I haven’t been able to find an easy method of importing these pages into a xsitepro website.

The reason is in part due to the fact that xsitepro is a template based system of creating websites and web-pages. Once you pick a template for your website you are pretty much committed or stuck with using that template for the entire site. Consequently every web page of content is placed within your choosen xsitepro template. If you wanted to add a standard html salespage from a resale rights package, somehow you would need overwrite or ignore the original xsitepro template.

I thought I found a way to create a page that ignores the template you pick for the site. When creating a page, go to the advanced featues at the bottom of the page. You can select a radio button that says ignore site layout. I thought for sure this would be the magic bullet. So…I created a page, with the Ignore Site Layout selection ticked and thought I would be able to paste in the html code for the PLR salespage.

I copied and paste in the salespage html as I mentioned, I knew I would have to also include the images so I used Xsitepro’s file upload feature to upload the images for the template. I should make note that I put the code into the “source page” of the xsitepro page editor. I had to change some of the image paths in the html of the sales letter and I then tested in the browser. It worked to some degree, however, some of the code was left out and when viewed the sales-page was corrupted. I tried the process several times with several different resale rights packages and it just wouldn’t work. Probably the most upsetting part was that the page was scattered, corrupted and mixed up when trying to view in the WYSIWYG editor.

After trying several times, I found out that Xsitepro strips out the standard html code for a webpage and other code as well. Consequently, things like some images, background colors and background images did not work. Basically the PLR sales page looked like crap and would not be an acceptable way to promote any type of product.

I also tried the same method with several different PLR products just to make sure the method wouldn’t work with all different types of html coding.

I tried another method of importing html pages into Xsitepro using the import function of Xsitepro in the “Other” tab and the results were the same.

In each method I tried to import and upload an html page into xsitepro I did so with the intent of being able to use the WYSIWYG editor in Xsitepro to edit the sales page. I wanted to be able to use the xsitpro editor to add Paypal Payment button code. I wanted to be able to edit the text and to add or delete images. Simply put, it could not be done!

If there is a way of importing and editing a standard html sales-page from a PLR, Resell Rights or Master Resell Rights product with Xsitepro, I simply do not know about it and as Xsitepro version 2 stands now, it will be impossible to do.

There is some good news for those who have PLR products and want to use Xsitepro to manage the pages.

First you must edit the PLR salespage outside of Xsitepro. You can use a free program like NVU or Kompozer.

I did this with a product called I Hate PHP, Learn PHP Basics you can see the sales page here:
Php Tutorials For Beginners
which is in a directory that was created by Xsitepro!

Then I used a super secret method of showing the salespage ….Php Tutorials For Beginners and I used the same method to include the thankyou page and the download product for I Hate Php.

I think this method is pretty unique and I will reveal how to do in a pdf and a couple of videos. I plan to have the videos and pdf done in the next 2 weeks sometime and I’m sure many Xsitepro users will find this method an easy way to add either a whole directory of products or for adding one simple PLR product!

I plan to set this up as an example for the process and will use the page at PLR Directory to set up a type of directory of a handful of PLR products just so you might see how to do it. Keep in mind, if you happen to be confused by the template at PLR Directory its simply because I haven’t changed it yet.

Some might argue that Xsitepro really isn’t suited to compile, display and sell PLR, resell or mrr products. I would have to agree to a certain extent. However, remember, Xsitepro’s structure for SEO is superior to everything and probably equal to a blog. Plus, syndicating pages as xml or rss pages is extremely easy with Xsitepro and when the user implements all benefits provided by rss…..traffic will soar!

Properly used, Xsitepro and it’s advanced features beats the pants off of any static html editor. I’ve seen far too many so called internet marketers claim that wordpress is far superior to Xsitepro. That statement is simply false and based on ignorance. They don’t know how to use Xsitepro and like most marketers they take the route of least resistance. Anybody can install a wordpress blog and write a blog post….not everybody can make the magic happen with Xsitepro!

Dreamweaver too complicated?, Go Live and Frontpage too steep a learning curve?

Xsitepro is a new website design package that we have reviewed to create entire web sites, not just individual pages, and optimize them
I think that some web design packages have too steep a learning curve. That?s why I want to tell you about a product that I?ve just reviewed called XSitePro. Here is a brief summary, and you can see the full review by using the link indicated at the end of this article.

I was looking for something more versatile than a lot of the lower end website building software such as Web Easy Pro, and Web Plus, yet with a good deal of the functionality of the higher end products such as Dreamweaver and Frontpage. As I needed to start quickly I didn?t want the steep learning curve that these higher end products demanded.

Quite by accident I came across XSitePro. At first I was nearly dissuaded from taking it further, because I was presented with a one-page sales website which the software authors put out.

Personally, having spent a great deal of time, recently, researching web products, the one page sales letters deter me from going any further, as I have subscribed to several, and always been disappointed. I also dislike parting with money before I ?touch and feel? a product, and particularly like to download a fifteen or thirty day demo, which was just not available.

Erring on the side of caution I posted a request on the Warrior forum, and asked for advice as to which website development software I should opt for. More replies were positive about XSitePro than any other, so I subscribed and downloaded the software, putting faith in the promise of a 365 day refund.


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I was certainly not disappointed and initially completed the tutorial, where I constructed a ten page website in around 11/2 hours. You can view the website completed in the tutorial by going to the web page indicated at the end of this article.

XSitePro is feature rich and I have picked out my 12 favorits.

XSitePro optimizes each page to rank well with the search engines and gives suggestions as to what tasks you need to carry out, to bring this about.

The ?Help? functionality is very good with on-screen pages supported by ?Index? and ?Search? facilities. There is ?Context Sensitive Help? throughout providing immediate help relating to the function you are currently performing. ?Online Help? accesses a ?Knowledgebase? of frequently asked questions with the ability to ?Submit a Ticket? if the answer is not found.

Using a ?Template? principle it is possible to make amendment to all pages by making alterations to the template. Therefore if you want to change text, site colours, logos etc. on all pages, this is easily achieved.

The Multi-Page Creation Wizard provides a quick and easy way of creating the infrastructure of a new site, or adding whole new branches to the infrastructure of an existing site.

You can simplify your web creation tasks using the valuable To Do Report automatically produced by XSitePro. The software produces a checklist of suggested actions still needed for each page so you never forget to carry out essential tasks.

Two mouse clicks will introduce Google Adsense ads to your web pages bringing about another income stream.

Powerful functionality immediately available which includes pop-ups, pop-ins, link pages, automatic sitemap, page import, scripts, redirect pages and much more.

The software comes with 163 website templates included, making website creation even faster and easier.

Built-in Article and Product pages which are of considerable benefit to internet marketers.

No knowledge of HTML needed, making it also a beginners tool. If you can use Microsoft Word, or similar then XSitePro is for you.

Print out an incredibly detailed report that tells you exactly what you need to do to each of your pages, which means you can make sure that all your pages are exactly right before you publish them to the Internet.

Easily add a links page to your site that looks great and is easy to update, which means you can benefit from a reciprocal linking campaign (i.e. exchanging links with other sites).

In summary we found it to be easy to learn, intuitive and we were able to produce results fast.

? Paul Lewis 2006. All rights reserved. Reprints welcomed with article and resource box unedited. See the completed web pages created in the XSitePro web page tutorial. You can see detailed functionality, screen movies, tutorial samples, free e-books and much more by visiting the XSitePro full review. Paul is also CEO of Demovision, a company specializing in talking heads. You can see examples if you go to the “Contact Us” page at the above site. You will need Internet Explorer to view.

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Learn CSS for Award Winning Website Design

I started to learn website design somewhere around 2003. I was determined to learn how to put up a website if it meant buying every book on website design there was! I really wanted to be an award winning website designer. I kept hearing the word Dreamweaver and had no idea what that meant!

At that time there weren’t a whole lot of online tutorials for building a website and webpages, so I went off the the local Barnes and Noble to find a book on website design. I must have purchased 10 books on website design.

My next decision was to purchase Dreamweaver. Frontpage was available at the time but I thought it would be wise in investing in software that I thought was the best and would be around for a while. I had never created a webpage before and when I first opened up Dreamweaver I almost ended my  not yet begun career of designing and building websites! Everything was so foreign to me, and learning html seemed so difficult. Yet all my research let me to believing that Dreamweaver would be the tool of choice for creating award winning website designs. I should add that I was forced to purchased Xsitepro for a long time web development and maintenance project. I really had no desire to learn how to use Xsitepro or to purchase it. However, once  I invested to the time to learn Xsitepro….. I became very found of the program. In fact, I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn how to start building websites and developing and maintaining their own websites……yes, I would encourage the purchase of Xsitepro over Dreamweaver for the newbie. However, if you want to learn html and css coding then Dreamweaver would be second to none!

A lot has happened since those early years of website design. I’ve whipped up a lot of websites but haven’t come anywhere near mastering the complete power of Dreamweaver. However, by using Adobe Photoshop to create templates and then importing the pieces into Dreamweaver I think I’ve been able to create some websites that are getting pretty close to being award winning!

Nonetheless, I continue the journey of website design by exploring new techniques and methods of website development. Worpdress has come on the scene in the last couple of years and is rapidly becoming one of the easiest and most flexible methods of developing on online presence. Many top designers are using wordpress to develop award winning website design. I found a great online guide that covers how to edit wordpress theme and how to create WordPress Themes called How to Be a Rockstar WordPress Designer….. don’t waste any time, get it if you have an interest creating wordpress themes!

If you do anything with web development then you know that CSS or cascading style sheets is rapidly becoming the standard method of putting pages on the web. Dreamweaver has great css functionality and wordpress is basically a object of css programing or coding. If you plan on doing any wordpess hacking you better know and understand css code!

I’ve been on a journey of Worpress hacking for the last year and have learned the basics of css. I can’t tell you how many css tutorials I’ve started and never completed :) My goal is to start creating wordpress themes from photoshop files and I just don’t know and understand css well enough to start creating award winning website designs!

Anyway, as I sit here tonight thinking about all the css frustrated website designers I thought I’d offer a few rays of hope!. For the first time in my life I went through a complete css tutorial, start to finish and didn’t skip any steps :) It wasn’t really a basic css tutorial, but I figured I better start someplace close to the beginning so I could properly understand the basics of building websites or blog themes with css. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was, and I’ve made it a goal to be able to write a css site blindfolded by the end of this year….and hopefully have a better understanding of hacking away at wordpress blogs by that time also.

If you want to brush up on your css or just start learning it so you can began a career of building award winning website design …..then, check out the css tutorial I just finished. Nothing to promote here, just a decent tutorial on using css to create a simple webpage with a navigation tree across the top and in the footer. The author breaks up the tutorial as follows:

1.  Introduction
2. The Design
3. Default HTML Template
4. Setting the canvas
5. The major elements
6. Floats
7. Additional Structure
8. Some basic text styles
9. The Header
10. Footer
11. The Navigation (arg!)
12. Getting it right in IE

Let me give you some encouragement if you’re trying to learn web design. Trust me on this, you can do it! Just don’t quit. Remember that people learn differently. You might come to understand a concept by reading it once. Another person might have to read it 100 times….but they will get it. That same concept might not be understood by the next guy unless they actually do it….for some people they can do it once and understand…..again, others might have to (in this cas) write the basic code of an html page 50 times before they see the pattern. The important idea is, if you don’t quit, you’ll never fail. Your success might come in degrees rather than in one moment!

Good Luck….let me know if you give it a shot! Since I’m somewhat of a book hound so I picked a few of my favorite CSS Books that you might find helpful.


Dreamweaver too complicated?, Go Live and Frontpage too steep a learning curve?

Xsitepro is a new website design package that we have reviewed to create entire web sites, not just individual pages, and optimize them. I think that some web design packages have too steep a learning curve. That?s why I want to tell you about a product that I?ve just reviewed called XSitePro. Here is a brief summary, and you can see the full review by using the link indicated at the end of this article.

I was looking for something more versatile than a lot of the lower end website building software such as Web Easy Pro, and Web Plus, yet with a good deal of the functionality of the higher end products such as Dreamweaver and Frontpage. As I needed to start quickly I didn?t want the steep learning curve that these higher end products demanded.

Quite by accident I came across XSitePro. At first I was nearly dissuaded from taking it further, because I was presented with a one-page sales website which the software authors put out.

Personally, having spent a great deal of time, recently, researching web products, the one page sales letters deter me from going any further, as I have subscribed to several, and always been disappointed. I also dislike parting with money before I ?touch and feel? a product, and particularly like to download a fifteen or thirty day demo, which was just not available.

Erring on the side of caution I posted a request on the Warrior forum, and asked for advice as to which website development software I should opt for. More replies were positive about XSitePro than any other, so I subscribed and downloaded the software, putting faith in the promise of a 365 day refund.

I was


Dreamweaver CS4

certainly not disappointed and initially completed the tutorial, where I constructed a ten page website in around 11/2 hours. You can view the website completed in the tutorial by going to the web page indicated at the end of this article.

XSitePro is feature rich and I have picked out my 12 favorits.

XSitePro optimizes each page to rank well with the search engines and gives suggestions as to what tasks you need to carry out, to bring this about.

The ?Help? functionality is very good with on-screen pages supported by ?Index? and ?Search? facilities. There is ?Context Sensitive Help? throughout providing immediate help relating to the function you are currently performing. ?Online Help? accesses a ?Knowledgebase? of frequently asked questions with the ability to ?Submit a Ticket? if the answer is not found.

Using a ?Template? principle it is possible to make amendment to all pages by making alterations to the template. Therefore if you want to change text, site colours, logos etc. on all pages, this is easily achieved.

The Multi-Page Creation Wizard provides a quick and easy way of creating the infrastructure of a new site, or adding whole new branches to the infrastructure of an existing site.

You can simplify your web creation tasks using the valuable To Do Report automatically produced by XSitePro. The software produces a checklist of suggested actions still needed for each page so you never forget to carry out essential tasks.

Two mouse clicks will introduce Google Adsense ads to your web pages bringing about another income stream.

Powerful functionality immediately available which includes pop-ups, pop-ins, link pages, automatic sitemap, page import, scripts, redirect pages and much more.

The software comes with 163 website templates included, making website creation even faster and easier.

Built-in Article and Product pages which are of considerable benefit to internet marketers.

No knowledge of HTML needed, making it also a beginners tool. If you can use Microsoft Word, or similar then XSitePro is for you.

Print out an incredibly detailed report that tells you exactly what you need to do to each of your pages, which means you can make sure that all your pages are exactly right before you publish them to the Internet.

Easily add a links page to your site that looks great and is easy to update, which means you can benefit from a reciprocal linking campaign (i.e. exchanging links with other sites).

In summary we found it to be easy to learn, intuitive and we were able to produce results fast.

Article Directory: http://www.articledashboard.com

? Paul Lewis 2006. All rights reserved. Reprints welcomed with article and resource box unedited. See the completed web pages created in the XSitePro web page tutorial. You can see detailed functionality, screen movies, tutorial samples, free e-books and much more by visiting the XSitePro full review. Paul is also CEO of Demovision, a company specializing in talking heads. You can see examples if you go to the “Contact Us” page at the above site. You will need Internet Explorer to view..

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Building Your First Website

Every aspiring webmaster starts in a slightly different way. Some might have a teacher, some might learn in high school, maybe college, others grab a book and start reading, nowadays you can do a google search for free tutorials on “how to build a website” as you can see you are almost limited to your imagination or maybe fate!

I started by wondering how that page showed up in the browser. Honestly, I didn’t know what the word “browser” meant. I had no idea what html was and I didn’t know what “source code” defined.

The first time I looked at the html coding for a basic webpage my old gray cells started spinning, it literally is like learning a foreign language. And like a foreign language once you learn the basics you can form words, then sentences, then paragraphs and so on.

I started around 1999 by purchasing a couple of hard cover books on how to build a website. They were difficult to read and didn’t make much sense. I had no one to help me so I had to experiment myself.

I understood a little about how to build a basic page, then I learned more basics such as how to code an image into a page….trust me the learning is continual. Next I decided that I would look into a program that would build websites that had 2 views, something called a WYSIWYG editor (What You See Is What You Get) and a view that showed you the complete html source code while building your website.

The program I ultimately decided to purchase was called Dreamweaver.htm" target="_blank">Dreamweaver. Now, Dreamweaver is one of the most powerful software programs that can build websites. Learning Dreamweaver was almost as difficult as trying to learn html coding! The learning curve was extremely steep. I purchase manuals and video tutorials. Finally I felt competent enough to purchase a domain name and try to put up my first website. I did and you can see the first website I did at www.desktop-wealth.com. It’s really not pretty and there’s so much wrong with it that I could write a book….but I took action and did something.

Remember, your first website will be the worse website you’ll ever build. They only get better through time!

Today there are so many options that it would take many pages to discuss what is available. However I can narrow it down to a couple of the best.

First let me say, I really think it’s important for anyone wanting to design websites to make an effort to learn html, css and php. It doesn’t matter what you use for building your websites, sooner or latter you will run into a situation that needs manual editing of the html source code. Not knowing how to do that will leave you in the dark….but that’s where your education starts. A problem exists….you find out how to fix it.

Today I would recommend 2 different types of programs for building websites.

The first one is called a wordpress blog. WordPress is a blogging content management platform used to build your blog. If you can get someone to install a blog on your website, you’ll be able to stumble along from day one writing posts and pages. WordPress is very popular and you’ll be able to find many free and paid for tutorials explaining how to use and configure wordpress, which would be something you’ll want to do to get the most out of WordPress. Here’s a couple of different wordpress blogs:

You can start a wordpress blog on your own domain, which is what I would recommend. However, if you just want to play around to see what blogging might be like you can set up a wordpress blog that is hosted by wordpress just go to www.wordpress.com and set up an account. I’d be remiss not to mention Blogger, you can also set up your own blog that is hosted by Blogger. Be aware though, if you start a blog in which you DO NOT control the hosting, you could lose it at any moment. If you post something they consider offensive or in violation of their terms, or maybe someone just doesn’t like you……they can dump your blog and you’ll lose all your work. Beware, that happened to me at Blogger. I lost a blog I had worked on for 2 years…you know why, they didn’t like some of my internet marketing ads…period then end, in a flash it was gone.

Next would be a Xsitepro.htm" target="_blank">website building program called Xsitepro. This program is probably the simplest way to start building a standard or static website. As with anything else you’ll have to spend some time learning how to use the program. But don’t worry, it comes with video tutorials and a written manual. Plus you can find many tutorials online and there is a user forum that is filled with helpful people….just post a question and someone will usually answer it in hours.

Xsitepro is particularly suited for newbies to learn how to build websites. It features a WYSIWYG editor, meaning you just type into a window…something similar to Microsoft Word. You can also view the source code and edit it. Even though it’s easily used by someone new to website building, there are many advanced features and is a handy tool for even the most experienced website builder.

A big, big benefit of Xsitepro is how it puts the pages together. You may not understand this now, but certain things are needed to get traffic or visitors to your website. It’s known as “Search Engine Optimization”, and this is what Xsitepro does automatically. A hundred pages or more could be written on how Xsitepro does this, but suffice it to say, Xsitepro builds websites and webpages and are search engine optimized…which for you means traffic.

If you’re new to building websites and want to build websites, consider investing in Xsitepro. If the budget is tight or non existent, just try using WordPress…it’s free!

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Paypal and Xsitepro for Automatic Download After Payment

Here’s the Question regarding setting up paypal buttons in Xsitepro

I have some software with resell rights that I want to sell on a website I have already built. I also already have paypal buttons set up for my own personal “website building” services. The problem is… I have to re-contact these people. This will not work if I am selling a software package with several different downloads. Does anyone know how to set up automatic download after a purchase is made through a PayPal button? You know… so I don’t have to manually send the stuff.

I answered and offered a free ebook about paypal below.

First you create a download page with xsitepro. On the download page you have links to the files that will be downloaded….ie, the products that were purchased.

When you make your paypal button…there is an option that will ask where you want the customer to go after making the payment…..you would enter the full url of the page you created in the first paragraph.

I put a paypal book up in this post, it’s free….plus the entire thread has some good conversation paypal buttons and how to download a product.

Something you might want to think about. Instead of sending your customer directly to the download page, you should create a page that has an autoresponder form on it so you can capture their name and email address….. now you can start building a marketing list. Once they fill out their name and email address they would automatically receive an email from you with the link for downloading the product they purchased.

You can use a product like Aweber or Getresponse for an autorepsonder. This is the way the big guys do it :)

Hope that helped

Scott

Learn html by Example with HTTrack

Just because you own Xsitepro doesn’t mean you can get away without ever learning any html. Html is the basic coding of any website and although you can read up on how to use html, there’s nothing like seeing html used in real life.

The wysiwyg editor of Xsitepro works very well, however there are times when you will need to know some html to get things right…so you better learn html coding! Below is a post I did in the Xsitepro Forum hoping to help some of my fellow xsitepro users with a free tool that will help them study html coding in existing websites.

OK…man, you guys/gals have come up with some really good stuff.

Anybody ever use HTTrack Website Copier?

Before you start thinking this is illegal, remember just about anything you put online is accessible to anybody….I don’t like it anymore than the other guy, but and that’s a big but, it depends on how you use this material.

Bottom line, if you download someone else’s stuff and use it on your website or sell it then you are a thief…plain and simple, your a thief just like any other parasite.

However, as a webmaster HTTrack can do many things for you.

First let me tell you what it does. Basically it downloads the entire website to your desktop, complete with folders files ect.

This is from their website:

It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.

There are a number of ways you can use this tool. For instance if you are working with a person who has a website up and there has been an argument between the domain owner and the webmaster, and the domain owner hired you to redo his site….You can download almost everything on the server.

I almost hesitate sharing this tool because I know there will be some that will use it in an unscrupulous way. Please don’t think you can download someones site and steal their content, images and site structure…..that would make you a real jerk!

Once I had a client that was a doctor and they wanted to put 100′s of pdf’s directly on their site that came from another doctor. The other doctor gave their permission and I was able to use HTTrack to grab the needed files.

Basically, I use the tool to grab a website and plug it into Dreamweaver and study how the site was put together. I’ve learned a lot of tricks and I’ve been able to duplicate affects that I would have never figured out on my own. So….in essence for me, it is a great learning and teaching tool.

You can configure the program to only download certain sections of a website. I would highly recommend only downloading what you need. Remember if you snag someone’s site that is huge, you’ll be taking bandwidth from them.

The tool has been around for a while, many people use it. Just remember to use it wisely and if you think you are going to use anything you download….please, please get permission first.

To get your free copy of HTTrack….just go to http://www.httrack.com

For some of you guys who are new to building websites, it’s a great way to learn html. You’ll be able to learn certain effects and transfer those effects to your Xsitepro websites. When you see a site with something really cool and it doesn’t show up on “view source code”, you can give httrack a try. By the way, this tool isn’t foolproof and will not grab everything, but you will get more than is available with “view source code”…..plus you can see how a site is structured.

Most will pass this by, but perfection involves understanding. Even though you use Xsitepro, at some point you need to start learning html…unless you are building only one site in your lifetime.

I’m constantly amazed at the number of people who bitch and complain the xsitepro won’t do this or that…when in the long run, some basic understanding of html and css would prove invaluable in the development of your sites.

Oh well….I better stop before I say something that gets me in trouble :)

Best Wishes to All!

[tags]html coding, httrack, xsitepro, wysiwyg editor[/tags]

Free Custom Xsitepro Templates with Niche Health Products

I was looking around a few forums and found a post by Kim from Niche Health Products, and I wrote a quick post of praise for the awesome plr health related membership site that includes two free custom designed Xsitepro templates each month. I posted my message below.

Hi Kim

I had to take a minute to make a comment about Kim’s Health PLR membership sites. Did you know you get 2 free custom xsitepro templates each month?

In the interest of full disclosure, I create Kim’s Graphics and Minisites for each subject….and for anyone who might be a bit skeptical, Kim didn’t ask me to make any comments here :)

I’m constantly amazed at the quality of Kims articles and books, the articles are thorough, well written and complete. All articles are based on keywords that will get you results.

Because I work for Kim, I know the quality that she insists on…and it’s second to none. She is completely committed to her members always attempting to provide the very best.

You might ask yourself, why should I use PLR…haven’t they kind of dissappeared into the electronic ethos as most IM trends?

The answer is yes….in most cases.

However, Kim’s health plr memberships focus on one specific niche that has the capability of being drilled down deeply….that being the Health Niche. The Health Niche is a hot niche composed of many sub-niches, which makes it an ideal niche for selling affiliate products, your own health products and/or developing small silo of minisites. And…if you’re motivated enough to combine these with your own network of blogs…..watch out!

Each month you get 2 PLR packages ….each one focusing on a different health niche…things like influenza, old age, pregnancy, stress, aids and on …..and on…..

Since I do the graphics and minisites, I wanted to share how I do these. Each month I take each of the subjects and create a variety of header grahics, ecovers, flat book images, footers and full website templates in standard html and .xse the xsitepro format.

Keep in mind you get 2 xsitepro templates that are unique each month that will allow you to build your health based website directory on. This is big…go and try to get a custom xsitepro template made….it ain’t cheap!

I created a quick video so you can see an example of some of the website templates that are included:

Free Custom Xsitepro Templates

I’ve seen some adsense site packages that are wso’s selling for $27 or more. You’re actually getting two completely new adsense sites each month along with the PLR package!

I’m sorry….I just get really excited when I think of Niche Health Products…it’s been here at least 2 years providing the same high quality material each and every month.

If you have an interest in health related subjects…If you create websites for doctors, chiroprators or any number of health professionals….get them to sign up for this membership because the articles are perfect feeder articles to help their sites and/or blogs to get indexed along with being able to start autoposting.

Another idea is some of the numberous people that are involved with multi-level maketed health products. Most claim to cure just about everything…..what a better way to promote these products then by using some of the PLR articles and books for developing regular visits by those indexing spiders. Don’t mistake my intentions, I’m not making fun of these MLM products….I take a few myself and feel better when I take them than when I don’t…..my point is that an advanced mlm’er could make some hay with these articles, graphics and sites, by incoroporating some of the internet marketing strategies you’ve learned over the years. Things like building a list, marketing affiliate products…etc.

I could go on, but I think you get the idea. I’ve known Kim for at least 2 years and her focus on creating a superior product each and every month is second to none….I’m really proud to be part of the NHP project.

One more thing…we could provide you with the best of the best….and that’s what this is, however, all it takes is a little effort on your part to make these sites and articles stand out…..Yep, WORK is that 4 letter word most run away from…but I don’t want you to think that this is some magic membership that will make you 1000′s……as Dennis from OneKaDay says…set your goal at 5 bucks a day, accomplish the goal and then move it higher.

Grap this offer while you can…I don’t think you’ll see this kind of pricing anytime soon :)

Good luck to all!

Scott

[tags]nhp, niche health products, custom xsitepro templates[/tags]