Are you starting out with a string budget? Have no experience building webpages? You know you need your own landing page, squeeze page or opt-in page. But if you do not have the money in your budget to pay for it, and need to do it yourself, where do you begin? I'll give you simple step-by-step instructions to walk you through the process using a neat little site called BlinkWeb. You can do this with no technical experience whatsever and best of all … it's FREE!
Sign-Up for Your FREE Account
Simply go to BlinkWeb.com and sign up for your free account. Then there will be a button that says 'Create a New Site.' Click on it. BlinkWeb is a place where you can create free websites. So, they give you different options as to the type of site you want to create. In this case you'll choose the salesletter style for your landing page.
The next step is entering a title for your landing page. Of course it should be pertinent to your offer. It's even better if your title contained keywords relating to your site. This in essence is the domain name of your site.
Creating the Landing Page
After you name the page, you'll be taken to the page builder. There are four boxes on the left-hand side:
Editor Tools and Widgets are basically drag and drop menus. You can choose where to place your title, paragraphs, images and videos. You decide the order. To keep it simple you can be with a title box (which is your headline), then follow with a short paragraph. Make sure to really convey the benefits because this is going to capture your customer's attention.
I'd also suggest you either have a quality image or video on your page. People are visual and giving them something to look at will increase your conversion rate. For image and paragraph choose image / paragraph under Text Tools. For video and paragraph choose video / paragraph under Video / Images.
Here's something really cool. Under Widgets, there's a section called Sales Pages. It makes it really easy to incorporate bullet points – which is the check list. And there's also a testimonial box. All the work has been done for you. Simply choose the tool and type in your text.
Under layouts you select the template you'd like for your site. Remember a plain white background is best.
Now for the most important part. The Opt-in Box. The tool you need is Custom HTML and it's located under the Advanced section in Widgets.
Note: You will need a account with a contact management company such as Constant Contact or AWeber for this to work.
Simply create the actual opt-in box with whatever software you use. Then copy the HTML code that's generated and paste it in the Customer HTML box on BlinkWeb. You will have an opt-in box right on your landing page and all the names and email addresses of your customers will be collected. No need to export information, it goes directly to your contact management software.
Be sure to view your page before you publish it. Check the spacing and make sure everything is "above the fold." For more tips regarding copywriting, landing pages, opt-in pages, visit the website. Learn more secrets that top internet marketers use to set their business apart from the masses.