3) Building Websites

Website icons can dress up your blog, and make navigation so much easier within your membership websites.

But finding good (and free) website icons can be a chore! Especially when you want to use them on a site that makes money.

Icons for Your Blog

Adding an image or icon to a blog post can create visual interest and break up the text. If you have a perfect picture for your blog post, of course that’s a preference.

But what if you haven’t got a great image, and you really don’t want to spend time looking for one and then resizing it for the web (so it doesn’t slow your blog down to a crawl).

Well, consider using icons!

You can add an icon to the post as a thumbnail image. Or, you can even go so far as to select an icon that represents each category in your blog, and then use that same icon for each post you make within that category. Kind of a visual category representation – it adds the visual appeal but doesn’t require hunting down a new image for every single post.

Website Icons and Membership Sites

In membership sites, it’s often useful to have a Dashboard to help your members locate various news, content, updates and additional offers. A common way to create the Dashboard page is to use Icons to represent different categories. Of course, it’s best if you can use icons that all look similar, rather than random icons that don’t have a congruent look.

So, over the weekend as I was cruising around online, I found a great little site that offers website icons of all kinds. You need to check the licensing for each category and group of icons to see how you can use them, and many of them are OK to use commercially. Cool!

Here’s a quick video showing how we use icons on blogs and in our membership sites, as well as a brief tour of the site I found.

Enjoy!

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A landing page is the entry point into your lead generation system and your sales sequence.

But so many people don’t use this tool effectively because they don’t understand the huge opportunity that it offers.

I’m not referring to the essential components of a Headline, the Body (with bullet points about your free giveaway offer) and your opt-in form, although all of these are certainly worthy of mention (and necessary for an effective landing page).

I’m talking about the opportunity to target your Landing Page to one specific need of a subset of your audience. And you want that need to be one that is met by the product or service you will ultimately be offering to people who opt in on this Landing Page.

To do this effectively, you don’t start with your idea for your Landing Page, or even your free giveaway. You start with the product you want to sell – and then work backwards from there.

Let’s work through the 4 elements with an example: [click to continue…]

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