Below are some thoughts I penned for a friend of mine as we discussed issues in our partnership…
there is a reason that all of the leaders in industry for each of the services you mentioned are leaders.
Salesforce for sales systems.
Aweber for autoresponders
Getty Images for Images
What I am going to tell you now has been my dream for the last 3 years…
I dream of a world in which there is a low cost one stop shop for just your website… $19/month on a 12 month contract. Get an upgrade every 12 months, just like your mobile phone.
Say you have a dream? What do you do?
write it out
Eventually you need a website…
What do you do then?
Well if you are lucky then you know how to make a website, but if you are unlucky and only starting out without any money then your idea might die right there because you don’t have anything to look professional. You can’t tell that investor or that banker to just look at your website for more information. Because your website doesn’t exist or worse its crap. Some free or nearly free template, usually with a really long name like
www.myfreewebsite.someadvert.com. Maybe you get a facebook page instead, but you still have the name problem, and everyone can see you don’t have a website which once again makes you look unprofessional.
So maybe you where like me and you spend 3 years learning all the in’s and outs of how to make a website look good, what doesn’t work, what does work. Well quite frankly by the end of that you are exhausted and can’t even remember what the original idea was. And that… is a tragedy. That great idea which could have helped the world, just died a death, because you didn’t have an easy and professional way to present it to the world.
But what if… you could go to the one place you know could help. The one place that will give you a professional custom website. But its not just another system which has limitations. This is a wonderful place that uses all the best practices. It uses wordpress (the number one CMS, which is updated nearly every week) as its website system. It gives you a free domain name, free hosting. It takes away all the technical headaches. Best of all it has someone on the end of the phone to lead you through your design process.
It looks good, it has an easy name, it can be tracked with analytics. Its integrate-able meaning you can hook it up to your facebook or youtube or twitter, you can customise it yourself as you learn more advanced techniques… namely it does the job you need. It BRINGS YOUR IDEA TO LIFE. Oh and by the way it backs everything up, no headaches, never fear. And it upgrades itself so you don’t have to worry about all those niggly problems.
Don’t let your idea die, because you don’t know what to do next to make it happen. Get it moving with a website which handles all the headaches and plans for the future. You could spend the next 3 years of your life struggling with all the options only to realise that the pro’s use wordpress, and trust me this system is their dream.
There was one on that list above that didn’t appear. Thats websites. No one has quite got the formula right yet. Some people give you free and crap, others people give you free and limited or outdated. Other people give you really expensive and still crap (in a business sense). I want to give you cheap, reliable, progressive, interchangeable and most of all EASY.
This is my dream, and that is what I will give my very life to achieve. I want to save people’s ideas by giving them a chance to breath inspiration to others.
Its is still a long way off, it needs systems, and when it is finally ready it will need to be put out there, it will need to hit the perfect mark. One day I will reach the top of this mountain.