I put up a rejected item on Creattica as a freebie to drive traffic to a new blog I’d set up. Worked a treat
The article makes using a template sound really negative. The site looks decent, they’ve not wasted a ton of money on something pointless, seems like a good idea to me!
Kat and Sparrow, they’re sisters but Sparrow is kind of a runt bless her.
I used to get a lot of my work from Elance and I found that above all else, buyers will take notice of a persuasive bid. I’ve won jobs there where I was the highest bidder AND had no similar sites in my portfolio. You need to sound confident and explain why you’re the right person for the job, but also be specific to that project and not just cut and paste something generic.
That does mean you need good English skills. Perhaps it might be a good idea if you got a friend, or hired a copywriter, to put together a set of cut and paste proposals for the different types of project you work on, so you can fill in the blanks for each project.
You’d still be copy/pasting, but at least you’d have different proposals on hand for different projects so it would at least apply and not be exactly the same every time. Sort of a middle ground until you can improve your English skills.
Oh yes and, make sure you’re using capitals for words like “I”, you don’t need to be good at English to do that and it makes a big difference
Frankly speaking, saving those few hours for comparing isn’t a good approach.
Don’t worry I won’t be blindly using the first thing that gets mentioned
It was more that people might suggest things I’d not heard of, or know that one of the popular ones was no good for this type of thing, or whatever. Can’t hurt to ask anyway, thanks for the suggestions guys
However many centimetres 5’7” converts into
(Google says 170.18cm)
I think you mean custom write panels/meta boxes, you can basically put whatever you want in those and have them display directly under the editor for your users to fill in the relevant fields.
Take a look at http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/add_meta_box, or I’m sure there are plenty of tutorials around on Google too
Celeb status helps, but a cheeky and confident approach to marketing works wonders. I’ve not really done anything of note here on the marketplaces yet (soon, my pretty, soon…) but the principle is the same when you launch pretty much anything.
Make your preview image and demo irresistible. No point getting people to that point if their first impression is going to be bad. This is part of the reason I hate those previews that just have a logo or something and no picture of the actual theme, I just skip right by those because they don’t let me know whether this is a theme I might use or not. As an added bonus you can add smaller images and general html in the item description itself to snazz it up a bit and make it stand out from others.
Tell everyone you’ve ever met in your entire life, whether through social media or real life or whatever. The more people who know about your theme, the more likely you are to hit on someone who wants one or who knows someone who might.
Make an ad-type banner for your theme and stick it in your profile page, in forum signatures around the web, in an ad slot on your own blog, in an ad slot on your friend’s blog, etc etc etc.
Basically the gist is to make your landing page (in this case the product page) look awesome and then tell as much of the population of the world about it as you possibly can. No prior following required.
I’m sure lots of you here are more experienced than me in these things and could save me hours of comparing feature lists so…
I’m looking for an easy-to-use (from the admin’s point of view) eCommerce platform to sell digital goods. Since there will be no physical products for sale, I need something that won’t, for example, insist on asking every customer for their address. Paypal payments are a must, any other options on top of that are just a bonus. I’d also like the site to have a “downloads area” where customers can go back and redownload their bought files, if possible.
I Googled around a bit and saw lots of people recommending Prestashop, but then it seems from their support forum that many people aren’t happy with how that handles downloads so perhaps something else would be more suitable.
I’m no stranger to hacking and tweaking but just looking for the best platform to start from really, any recommendations of where to start looking will be very much appreciated
Your theme should have a file in it called single.php. That’s the template that displays single posts, so it’s the one you’ll want to edit.
The specifics will depend on your theme but essentially you just want to remove the sidebar and increase the width of the main content column to 900px. If you know HTML this is easy but if not, leave a link to a site or something so we can see the HTML and be more specific for you