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Case Study – How David Made $13,000 Selling a Book Online

 A simple setup generated David over $13,000 in revenue in the first two months of sales. What was it? A copy of Thrive Architect and the payment and product delivery service, Gumroad.

In this new Case Study series we’ll be diving deep into exactly how David made it happen. We’ll go through how he ended up selling an e-book, what was working for him, how he put it all together and hopefully, give you some invaluable ideas for your own business.

Meet David

David is a 30-year-old marketer and copywriter who was consulting for startups and small businesses - until a few friends made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

They asked him to join their startup full time as the head of marketing and sales. It was a “Hell Yes!” for David, but there was one problem...

David selling and e-book with gumroad and thrive architect

He still had leads flowing in from the consulting business he’d built up, and it seemed a shame to leave all that opportunity on the table.

If only there was a way to systemize and scale his consulting in a way that didn’t require him to exchange his time for money.

How to Get Engaged Visitors to Take an Extra Step

As website owners our whole objective is to get visitors to engage with our websites. But one of the biggest engagements possible on our sites is almost always overlooked...

When a visitor leaves a comment on your website, they're raising their hand as an invested member of your audience. When you think about the effort involved in a leaving a comment, it's a little heartbreaking that all you can do with such an engaged visitor is send them a 'your comment is awaiting moderation' message.

So how do you zone in on those invested members of your audience, using their hand raise as a chance to move them along the path to a conversion?

How to Create a Conversion Optimized Pricing Page (+ New Landing Page Set)

Getting your visitor from Point A: 'oh, that looks like something I want' to Point B: actually typing in their payment details can, at times, seem like a monumental leap.

That's why we've created our latest landing page set, an elegant looking sales funnel oozing with conversion boosting elements. The Clickjournalist sales page set in available now in Thrive Architect. You can see a live preview of the set in our Landing Page Gallery.

In the video above I'll show you how to create the pricing page from the set, and explain a few of the conversion triggers that will push your visitor to buy.

Here’s What to Put on Your Blog’s Homepage Besides, Well… Blog Posts – Website Review

Putting blog posts on your affiliate blog's homepage seems like the logical thing to do right?

But what might not be so quite so obvious is... what else to put on there.

Your affiliate blog's homepage is actually one of the best places to push for conversions, and in today's website review video, we're going to give you the exact recipe you need to make that happen.

While we're focusing mainly on affiliate blogs, this recipe will be helpful for any type of blog. If you're just starting out with blogging make sure to read our guide on how to write your first blog post.

How to Make Your Website Look ‘Just Right’ – with Examples from Real Thrive Themes Customers

“Build a beautifully designed website” they said...

“It’s easy to make it look good” they said…

But if you’ve ever jumped onto WordPress to 'whip up a page', you’ll know that’s a lot easier said than done.

Unless you’ve got a coder + designer background, or you’re some kind of WordPress dynamo, it seems almost impossible to get your pages looking right.

No matter what you do, they always seem to look… homemade.

So what is it? What’s that insurmountable thing that seems to determine whether a page looks ‘right’ or not?

Should Your Homepage Be a Sales Page?

Is your website the face of a product, service or membership? If it is, you may be making the same mistake as the website we're reviewing in this video.

In today’s Website Review, we’re looking at My Fishing Cape Cod, a paid membership site offering a community and resources around fishing at Cape Cod.

The website is home to some fantastically targeted landing pages and copy. So what’s the problem?

Unless button mashing is a hobby, a new visitor would never make it far enough to see those fantastic landing pages. The homepage just doesn’t give them the opportunity to.

Case Study: How We Got a 33.9% Amazon Click Through Rate with Stone Cold Traffic

Here at the Thrive Themes marketing office, sometimes we go a little overboard.

We wanted to test just how powerful quizzes could be for an online business.

Do do this, we created a one page affiliate site consisting of nothing but a quiz, then sent a bunch of new visitors to it to see what would happen.

And since we're always up for a challenge, we made a stretch goal to see if we could make the experiment profitable.

If we managed to succeed, we would essentially be creating an automated money-making machine… resulting in the subsequent plan to move to the Bahamas and sip on cocktails for the remainder of our comfortable lives.

Either way, we were set to learn something.

What You Can Learn From the Traffic & Conversion Summit 2017

Ever feel like you’ve stalled in your marketing knowledge?

You’ve read all the latest blogs, listened to all the best podcast, downloaded all the right kindle books... but it seems you’ve hit a peak?

After identifying all the key concepts, you’re finding each new blog post you read less and less valuable. It seems like they’re all just recycling the same old concepts.

So how do you keep that growth up? How do you continue to push your knowledge to the next level?

One of best ways we've found is by attending industry conferences and summits. The concepts introduced at these kinds of events are the ones that fuel blog posts and marketing principles for years to come.

There’s only one problem...

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