Archive for July, 2011

Profits Theme or Optimize Press?

Profits Theme vs Optimize Press

What is the difference and what are the benefits to choosing one over the other?

To start off with, you may not be aware of Profits Theme yet because it is reasonably new to the scene compared to OptimizePress. Profits Theme is made by Welly Mulia and Adi Djohari.

Profits Theme is built with what Welly and Adi like to call CAGWYW which is a pretty awesome acronym. It stands for “Click And Get What You Want” how brilliant is that? You don’t need to worry about anything but being able to click stuff and know what you want to happen and this software will help you do it. I consider this a brain smart wordpress theme because it’s going to save you a lot of time and your time is the most important thing you have.

I personally have been using Profits Theme for 3 months now and absolutely love it. I’ve used it for this site and have been using it to improve the conversions on my Juggling video course.

10 of my Favorite Aspects of Profits Theme

1) Very easy to use – can customize almost any field you desire.

2) Automatically creates pages for you – Privacy Page, Disclaimer etc. TIME SAVER

3) You can create a complete sales funnel with this theme,Landing/squeeze pages, sales pages, one time offers etc.

4) It’s easy to integrate autoresponders and confirmation/thank you pages

5) It’s possible to build a multi-level membership site, but I haven’t done this… YET!

6) No having to fool around with HTML/CSS/PHP codes which is a huge benefit because coding takes so long to learn. TIME SAVER

7) Support response times are quick

8 ) Comes with certain features that used to require plug-ins (opt-in forms both pop-ups and on-page, SEO, basic ad management, link cloaking)

9) 6 Themes in one all customizable

10) Under $100 bucks!

How About OptimizePress?

OptimizePress has been the go-to theme for Internet Marketers for a while now and seems to be everywhere online. This is good because the page has been proven to convert well so the users are reaping the benefits of the conversion testing. There is also a problem that I have found with OptimizePress; it seems to be everywhere. I can now recognize an OptimizePress page as soon as I land on the page. To me, this waters down the effectiveness of the page and might drop conversions. This tends to happen as themes become over-used and saturate the market.

This might be because I’m involved in the Internet Marketing business and I tend to spend a lot of time online doing marketing. It may still convert very well for niche businesses, but it’s getting to be overused in the Internet Marketing industry.

Top 10 List for OptimizePress

1) 10 Built In Squeeze Page Designs

2) Integrates Easily with AutoResponder

3) Adding headlines, text, bullets takes seconds

4) Can build Sales Letters, Bonus Pages, One-Time Offer Pages easily

5) Easy to add video to pages

6) Del….ayed.. Call to action buttons

7) Easy to set up product launches & funnels

8 ) Graphics pack

9) Great support (24-48 hour time)

10) Online User Guide has a lot of great info

Both of these themes seem to be a good investment if you will be doing any sort of online marketing. I personally enjoy using Profits Theme more and have more experience with it. However, I will be working on using OptimizePress for an up-coming product launch I am helping out with so I’ll be learning the true differences and will create some videos on the differences soon.

 

 Buy Profits Theme

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Buy OptimizePress 

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or
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Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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Mind Maps To Remember Lots of Information

Mind maps are a great tool to use when trying to organize your thoughts and to conceptualize your plans. There are many reasons why these mind maps help and you can learn about more in the Mind Mapping Benefits article. In this post, I’m going to show you exactly why mind mapping is useful for large chunks of information and why they help to make learning easier for you.

You already are aware that your brain is like a big web of information with various neuron connectors linking chunks of information together. Your brain already groups similar information in chunks together to make it easier for you to remember information and recall this info at a later date.

These connectors are the reason that you sometimes get an idea from something completely unrelated to the original idea. For example you could be stuck with trying to solve a business problem and decide to take a break and go for a walk, completely disconnecting yourself from this problem. While you are out on the walk you may see a flower or something and all of a sudden an idea comes to you on how you can solve your business problem.

The reason this happens is that is your brain is full of these ideas and concepts of information that you have once learned. These ideas are lying dormant in your brain until something triggers them to wake up and activate. Mind maps are a shortcut to activating this information.

Mind maps are a way that you can visually see the connections between different subjects. By using pictures in your mind maps, you are saving space on your paper which will save you time on reading the information again. They say pictures are worth 1,000 words and if you have 5 pictures drawn on your mind map, you’ll say more in less space while triggering another part of your brain that helps you remember better.

Often I find myself running out of space on pieces of paper when I’m taking notes the normal way of outlining. I will continue writing all over the page and often have a mess of information everywhere. This information is not in any way organized and makes remembering concepts more difficult for me personally.

With the normal style of notes, I’ll often have arrows pointing across the page trying to connect ideas. This makes for a mess.

With mind maps, you can have one central idea and have these different ideas branching off of it. It looks more visually appealing and helps me remember better. By organizing my thoughts this way, I am visualizing things the same way my brain does and it makes things easier for me to remember.

Do you use mind maps to remember large chunks of information?

 

 

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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Tips for the New G+ user

I just came across a great post on G+ from someone by the name of Dain Binder and felt like it would be a great share for everyone who is new to G+ and learning how to use it.

It’s in different parts, but full of great information.

Google+ Terms and Translations

G+ Cheat Sheets and Tricks

Fully Edit your Google+ Photos

Google+ Chrome Extensions

Invite People to G+

Google+ is Not Facebook

 

If you have any questions on Google+ please feel free to leave comments below. I will do my best to create resources to help you use it to grow your business.

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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How To Set Up Your Google+ Shortlink

In this video I show you how you can set up a shortened link for your Google + account.

An example of this is connecting with my personal account on Google plus at http://gplus.to/WhosChrisHughes

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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How to Create More Content in Less Time

In this video I teach a simple technique that you can use today to create more content for your website while doing less work.

 

 

Hello everyone and welcome, my name is Chris Hughes from Brain Smart Success and in this video I’m going to show you how you can save a lot of time and create a lot more content while saving this time. I’m not sure if you’re interested in doing that. You know, working less, making more money and having better results. If you are, this video is going to help you and if not, you can turn it right off.

VIDEO CREATION

One of the greatest tools you can leverage is video marketing.Video marketing is huge and there is an unlimited amount of reasons for this. It’s one of the simplest tools to leverage. Not a lot of people are on it, and in this video, what I’m actually putting out right now is:

-the video itself
-audio from the video
-written blog content

In fact, you can extract the audio from this and create a podcast to create another form of content for you as well as turn these into blog posts.

AUDIO CREATION

To start off with we’re going to talk about using the audio. You can extract the audio directly from this video and that creates content for you. That creates whats called a “podcast” and you can upload this to iTunes, you can put it on your website to share with your fans, your followers and your friends. This allows people to learn on the go. They can hook their iPod up to their car now so they can listen to it on the go. This makes it easier for your prospects or customers to learn while they’re in their car or stuck in traffic.

WRITTEN BLOG CONTENT

You’re stuck there on the keyboard trying to think of what you can write and trying to write it so that it makes sense to your audience. All you need to do is transcribe the audio out of the video and turn it into a written blog post. This creates content for you and if you’d like you can even pay someone else to write out the content from the video and have it done for you.

What you’re going to do is create a video, take the audio out of it, pay someone a couple of dollars to transcribe it and have them write out the words from the video. You then upload that on your blog, underneath the video.

You’ll be getting traffic to your website from the video, the audio as well as people who are interested in reading about the subject.

This is a little ninja trick that is going to help you out a ton.

Have you tried this yet? If you have, leave comments below on successes that you’ve experienced using this technique.

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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