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Pre-launch of miniBlogs!

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  1. tiptop

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    Hi all

    Welcome to the pre-launch thread of my new wordpress blog building service - miniBlogs! My site (still under development) can be seen at miniBlogs.co.uk | Increase your bottom line with miniblogs.co.uk! .

    A few Q & A's:

    Q) Why a pre-launch?
    A) First of all, I wanted to let people know about my service. Even though my site isn't 100% complete yet, I've built many miniBlogs (as I call them) for people here and outside this forum and some of you may want a nice looking blog to replace domain parking or domains sitting all alone, scared, feeling abandoned, at your registrar!

    Q) What are miniBlogs?
    A) The Wordpress answer to a mini site. Instantly add value to a domain by having an attractive blog installed, monetised, optimised, etc.

    Q) What are miniNetworks?
    A) Multiple instances of miniBlogs is the short answer, however not only is there "power in numbers" but I will be offering multiple IP hosting to further boost the SEO potential of your network(s). More to be explained as I finish the site next week

    Q) Where did the idea come from?
    A) The idea come to me after building my own network of blogs as well as my love for Wordpress. Not saying it's the ONLY or BEST solution but it's a pretty darn complete package if you ask me. I figure other people on here, out there, could use a little help with their domains that earn very little being parked or not at all sitting at the registrar.

    Q) I can upload my own Wordpress, why would I want your services?
    A) Even if you can upload your own, get a free theme (which let's be honest, most look like crap), then that's great! However, there may be times where you just can't be bothered spending hours uploading, tweaking, creating a header, adding Adsense/affiliate banners, etc. Mostly, I feel my service will appeal to those who are tired of leaving cash on the table from not "properly" monetising their domains.

    Q) So, how much is my miniBlog gonna earn me?
    A) As my wife always says, "How long's a piece of string?" (cheeky mare). Just as in any site, it's gotta take a little bit of work on your part but with the right attitude, sky's the limit. We all know this but felt like repeating as it seems many people are looking for a way to earn money effortlessly.

    Q) Do you upload content? What about backlinks?
    A) Firstly, it depends on the package you go for. My plan is to offer:
    1. An affordable content writing service
    2. A basic link building service, ie social bookmarking and possibly directory submission (manual)
    3. Hosting
    4. SEO hosting (ie multiple IPs on separate hosts, not just on one account) - this could be huge!

    In all seriousness, I wanted to let people know about my blog building services. I apologize for my site not being 100% complete at the moment but it should be by next week. Also, if anyone has any questions, about services they would be interested in to help monetise their domain better, something I haven't offered or mentioned on my site, then please ask here.

    What I'd like to think is over time, through your suggestions and my own efforts, miniBlogs would be a great resource that people could turn to as an alternative method to simply domain parking.

    Yes it costs a bit of cash but it takes money to make money. Depends if you have more time than money etc. My research shows my prices are very good and with the additional services I plan to offer, I feel miniBlogs will stand out from the crowd. Just like most of you, I too am trying to monetise my domains. I have plans to have scripts developed and so on.

    I'd like to know what you all think. Please feel free to ask questions and I'll do my best to answer them.

    Thanks and I hope this is the right section to be posting about this.

    Cheers

    Scott
     
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  3. itrends

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    If there is one thing I have learned over the years it is to never go live until 100% completed / ready. Even if then it's a BETA, that is fine, but be 100% otherwise it can sour the relationship from the start.

    For example: http://www.miniblogs.co.uk/about-miniblogs is a big no no! Get some content on there now.

    Don't get me wrong, nice idea and I hope it goes very well, I just would get all the bits top notch and complete before pushing it out there if it was me. :)

    Good luck!
     
  4. tiptop

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    Thanks for your input itrends, you make some great points.

    OK, will work on finishing the final touches throughout the weekend.

    People, please realise that the site is nearly complete. If one is unsure of certain pages and lack of content, like the "About miniBlogs" page, simply view the slider and/or the Specials pages and you'll understand what miniBlogs all about. Hopefully! I apologise if it causes any confusion in the meantime.

    Speaking of which, the About miniBlogs page will pretty much say the same thing as what's already on the slider and product pages. I may even remove those 2 links (About miniBlogs/miniNetworks) as they may turn out to be somewhat redundant. We'll see.

    Still, I agree with what you're saying and thanks for the input :)

    Scott

    PS - If anyone has any questions please let me know.
     
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    Lovely design, template and attention to graphics, nice work and good luck with it! :)
     
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    Are you affiliated with woothemes in anyway?
     
  7. tiptop

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    @Alien - thanks very much!

    @dtm - Not associated directly, just love their themes and have a developer's license. I also have other premium themes.

    I know looks don't help with SEO but I feel a nice looking blog, as well as an SEO optimized blog, certainly is a step in the right direction
     
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