Over the last couple of days, I’ve been working behind the scenes coming up with a new theme for my PLR store. I thought it would be fun, and it was something I had been looking forward to for several months. Well, it’s a good thing that I have thick hair, because you can’t tell how much I’ve pulled out over the last couple of days!!
Minna Bryant was recently asking me when I will be releasing a new Vlog. I told her that it would be after my haircut tonight (you know…when I’m looking presentable 🙂 ) ! Well, the hair stylist will have just a bit less hair to cut tonight!
Anyway, I digress. I had many reasons for wanting to change the appearance of my PLR store, including:
- Let’s face it! It’s kind of ugly. I’ve admitted many times that if there are two sites that have the exact same content on them, I would always choose the prettier site, as long as they are equally easy to navigate.
- It takes me forever to set things up. Each time I want to add a new product image, I have to do it manually on the home page. This wastes too much of my time. I need something that is simple to use.
- I was always running into problems with font sizes, etc. Yes, I know I can do this sort of stuff through my stylesheet, but coding is not my forte. I chose not to hire someone to do it for me, knowing that I was not going to be sticking with that theme anyway.
So is changing the appearance of your website helpful?
It absolutely can be!
Here are a few reasons:
- You want to appear professional. You don’t want it to look like your site was put together by a grade-school child.
- When you look professional, you will attract people who take you seriously. This increases your chances of developing friendships, and working partnerships with them (ex. joint ventures, affiliates, etc).
- It can make it easier for the visitors to your site to find what they are looking for, if you carefully think out the layout.
Those are just a few of the reasons. So if you happen to head over to my PLR store in the next few days, and you find it looking a bit “wonky,” you’ll know why.
I’ve been doing most of the legwork behind the scenes, but I know that there are a lot of changes that I can’t change behind the scenes right now without screwing up my present theme.
If you are ready to change the appearance/theme of your website, you can always use a free wordpress plugin like “Theme Test Drive.” You can also create a new directory within your host panel, but you just need to know how to do it. The other option is to outtask it. I decided against this, because I have had a mental vision of what I want my site to look like. In addition, I need to know how to work the theme so that I’m not having to rely on someone else every time I need to add a product. Eventually, this would be something I could outsource (adding products, etc), but I first need to know how to do it myself before I can teach someone else how to do it.
In my case, I’ve been working on a “dummy”/unused domain to practice and figure out how the theme works.
I’ll be in touch soon! And I will do my best to get out that next vlog!