Big websites project update

In one of my latest posts I was talking about the difficulties I was having with this product I was trying to create. Well, I’m happy to say that a couple of days later I was able to get myself unstuck. I have been diligently working on it ever since.

Many have asked we to share what the “mysterious” product was and I’m happy to do that here and now. But before I do, I want to make it perfectly clear that my aim here is not to sell you anything 🙂 (I do that elsewhere) but to share my journey in the hope you will learn something or be inspired to take action for yourself.

If you remember (and if not, take a minute to read that other post) I was talking about “product integration” and is exactly what I’ve been doing lately. What I’m creating (unfortunately it’s taking me more time than I expected) are websites for sale. And not just any website – these are Amazon affiliate websites and they are jammed packed with content and features. Here is a rundown of what I’ll be offering (soon):

  • WP based websites.
  • Fully customized and SEOed.
  • A selection of one out of 6 premium WP themes.
  • Pre-installed essential free plugins: All in one seo pack, Google XML Sitemap, Rveal IDs and more (as appropriate).
  • Pre-installed premium Amazon related plugins: Azon top 10, Stock chcecker, zon Discount Finder, Compare Tables, Azon Conversion Pro, WP Legal Pages.
  • 10 pre-loaded high quality product reviews.
  • 6-7 pre-loaded high quality articles.
  • Pre-created comparison tables, top 10 list, deal finders (Azon Conversion Pro) and more.
  • Pre-loaded with royalty free images.
  • Embedded videos.
  • Selection of niches and products.
  • All posts, pages and menus fully customized and ready to use.
  • Amazon affiliate video course and much more…

So far I have created 3 master websites in one niche and now I’m working on the fourth.

When I’ll finish setting up all the master sites for the first niche, I’ll be setting up an affiliate program and the sales letter, create manuals and guides for each package and a few other details 🙂

As you can see, it’s a big project and although I love what I’m doing, I need to keep reminding myself of the end goal and the reason for taking on this project. So far so good 🙂

Oh, and if you are interested in seeing what those sites look like, here are links to the first three:

Site model 1   Site model 2   Site model 3 (Still putting the finishing touches on the third one). I’d love to read what you think of them so please leave a comment below.

Back to the grind stones for me 🙂

See you soon!

I’m having a hard time getting this started (product birthing pains)

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product-conceptI have an excellent idea for a product I can easily and quickly create, sell and earn from. Really… It’s tailored for me 🙂 Let me share something with you.

When you are being taught about product creation, what do they usually tell you? Mostly they tell you you can do one of two things: either create a product of your own, from scratch or get a ready made product and make it “your own” by modifying and improving it. Right?

Well, I like to use a third method which I like to call “product integration”. What does it mean? Simply put it means taking ready made elements and combining them together in such a way they will make a new, fully formed and whole, new entity.

I’ve used this method successfully in the past, several times, and created products that people really loved. In the last few days I was trying to get a new “integrated” product on it’s way. But I’m kind of stuck 🙁

I have everything I need for this project:

  • I have a mental image of what it should look like.
  • I have all (or most) of the components I need.
  • What I don’t have, I know where I can get it (and it’s cheap, too).

Still – I’m unable to get it passed the first stage on integration. Somehow it does not feel “right”… The pieces do not fall into place like they should…

Do you know what I’m talking about? Have you experienced this kind of blockage?

What do you do when this happens to you?

Let me share with you what I do and you can add your thoughts in the comments below.

The MachineMy first reaction to getting stuck is simply trying it again. Maybe using a different combination (trying to fit the pieces together in a different way) but still striving to the same end result. Makes sense, right?

Sometimes this simply does not work and I need to do a “hard reset” (Ever had a Nokia smart phone? If you did then you probably know what I mean 🙂 ). What I mean is, take a step back and examine the whole plan again. If the plan still looks solid to me, I take a second look at my goals and force my mind to focus on the steps that will get me there in the fastest, easiest way. Once my subconscious mind get a clear vision of the goal, it will take the necessary steps to get me there 🙂

Another major roadblock for me is the fact I’m a perfectionist. I just can’t get myself to cut corners and produce something I’m not totally happy with. When that causes me to get stuck, I start thinking about the people who are going to consider my product and try to see it through their eyes. If it will makes good sense for them I put my hesitations aside and regain focus of the goal.

Why am I telling you all this? The last 2-3 days where very frustrating for me. I had an excellent idea, I already have all the components I need, I even told some people about my plans (nothing like being accountable to motivate you, right?) but I was not able to get this thing going.

So today I’m doing my “hard reset”. Wish me luck 🙂