With this continuing series of posts, my aim is to record all of my experiences and thoughts, day after day, as I work through the program. Successes, failures, triumphs, frustrations, nothing will be left off the table!
Just one word before we get started: being a self-confessed technophobe, I am unlikely to complete each module on a single day (as the program intends). But I’d be delighted for you to join me on this journey; your patience will be much appreciated as I try to report back to you as quickly as I can!
So how did Day One go for me?
This day is really quite busy as you lay all of the foundations for your online presence: registering your domain name, installing and customizing WordPress, as well as ordering your professionally completed graphics!
Fortunately, John walks you through every step of the way with his top quality videos. I’m relieved to have encountered no technical issues at all at this stage.
The most difficult aspect of this early part of the training was, for me, something entirely non-technical: adding a few hundred dollars more onto my credit card bill for my hosting package, graphics, and (on Day 2) for the web design plugin.
These are, of course, worthwhile investments in getting my site looking and working like the high quality product it needs to be. But I can tell you that it was a little tough after having only just forked out more than a thousand dollars for the training itself! As such, I “umm-ed and agg-hed” quite a lot over some of the packages available to ensure I was in no danger of going overbudget.
However, as John is well aware of these difficulties, he has managed to include several helpful offers to ease the burden: a generous discount on the hosting fee, followed by a stack of bonuses for the OptimizePress plugin, which I shall cover more in Day Two.
Helpfully, all of the day’s instructional videos can be downloaded, together with a handy, daily checklist to make sure you have covered all the bases. So it’s really easy rewatch everything on a portable device if you are travelling or if you have a spare moment or two.
A special shoutout is deserved for Stephen Barrow at GFX-1 for producing a superb package of website graphics. His patience with my fussiness, as I asked for minute changes here and there, was second to none.
All in all: I’m pleased to have gotten just this far with no hiccups, and can’t wait to get started tomorrow!
But first I must settle down in a comfy spot to read The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann – Partnership with Success doesn’t come without home work!
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