Completing Your Clipper Theme WordPress Coupon Site
In this Clipper theme tutorial we’ll talk about completing the setup and launching your WordPress coupon site. In the previous videos we showed you how to install the latest version of Clipper, complete the general settings, how to change the Clipper footer links, and how to setup the widgets section. Now it’s time to talk about the final setup steps you need to complete before launching your WordPress coupons site.
Finishing Your Clipper WordPress Coupon Site – Creating Sample Coupons
Before you can launch your Clipper site, you need to create at least 10 to 15 Sample Coupons. Sample coupons are important because they give your site users a benchmark / example of how they should create their coupons. Sample coupons also make it look as though the site is active and many people are using it. Let’s face it, if you landed on a coupon site and there were zero active coupons would you spend time creating an account and posting your coupons? Well I probably would not either. So, in order to give the appearance that your new WordPress coupon site is popular we need to create at least 10 sample coupons. Perception is reality and we need to do whatever it takes to make our new site appear as though it’s very popular.
Also, I recommend creating at least 5 different accounts and posting your sample coupons from those accounts. In other words, don’t post all of your sample coupons from your administrator account. Again, the idea is to make it appear as though there are many different people using the site and we do this by posting at least 10 sample coupons from at least 5 different user accounts. If you feel like this tactic might be a little shady, then feel free to put a sentence at the bottom of each sample coupon that says something like, “This is just an example of a coupon to help give you an idea on how to post your coupons”. My bottom line point here is that you need to have coupons and users on the site before launching it in order to attract your initial user base. All your hard work in building the site will go for naught if the site has no users.
Finishing Your Clipper WordPress Coupon Site – About Us Page Content
The next step in finishing up your Clipper theme site is to write content for the About page. Make sure that you write at least 3 long paragraphs that are interesting and informative. Ideally, you want to make your “About” page content at least 500 words or longer for SEO purposes. The more relevant content you can create that describes your site the better.
Also, if you’re feeling ambitious, it’s a good idea to create a Frequently Asked Questions page as well before launching the site. I know that you’re probably thinking, how can I create an FAQ page if the site is brand new? The reality is that people will have questions about how to use the site and you want to make sure that you at least attempt to have an answer. So, I would encourage you to take a look at one of my Clipper coupon sites FAQs page and use that as a guideline. Take a look at OconomowocCoupons.com’s FAQ page to get an idea of some of the questions you’ll most likely get and use it to create your own FAQs page. You can find my Oconomowoc Coupons.com FAQ page here… http://www.oconomowoccoupons.com/faqs/
Finishing Your Clipper WordPress Coupon Site – Create Initial Blog Posts
You’ll want to make sure to create a least one blog post before officially launching your Clipper coupon site. If you can create more than one blog post before launching that would be even better. Your first post could be on “How the Site Works” or “How to Get Started Using the Site”. You could create a tutorial video that walks them through the process of creating an account and posting their first coupon. The point is to provide as much instruction on how to use the site as possible. Also, make sure to illustrate and sell them on the benefits of using your WordPress coupon site in the first blog post. Whatever topic(s) you decided on for your first post, just make sure that it is at least 550 words long, that it highlights the benefits of using the site and that it explains how to get started using your Clipper coupons site.
Please watch the video below for more information on how to complete your Clipper Theme WordPress coupon site…
Recap of the Final Clipper Theme Setup Steps:
1. Create at least 5 “Dummy Accounts” and at least 10 “Sample Coupons”
2. Write content for the “About” page
3. Write at least 1 Blog post that sells potential site users on the benefits and explains how to get started
4. Make sure that your Privacy Polity and Terms pages are created and their links are in the footer