Built with authors in mind, Elementor for Writers features easy-to-populate book pages, series pages, landing pages, and promo pages that are built with the amazing Elementor Pro plugin. The one-time price includes a high-touch, customized installation and lifetime plugin licensing. You can keep your existing blog posts. I’ll customize your home page, connect your newsletter form(s), select colors/fonts and style your site, and populate one book. You’ll populate your other books (with video tutorials to guide you), and I’ll help you with technical issues (reader magnet delivery, security certificate, etc.)
If you don’t need my help installing and customizing your theme, there’s a premium DIY course ($199) that will grant you access to the theme files and explain how to set it up and customize it yourself. Plan to spend several hours watching videos and then implementing what you learn. The DIY course does NOT include lifetime licensing of premium plugins for legal reasons. Contact Caro for more information.
+ Theme Installation + Video Instructions
No more fiddling with things and swearing that the theme you bought doesn't look like the demo you saw. We'll customize your site's colors and fonts to match your brand, create a custom home page that matches your needs, populate one book, then our video tutorials will guide you in populating the rest on your own.
+ Responsive Design
The site's content will resize and adjust to fit mobile phones, tablets, and desktops.
+ Migrate/Import (If Needed)
For authors with existing sites, the price includes importing your current WordPress pages and posts.
+ Blog Support
If you choose to blog, we can feature your blog posts in various ways. Existing blog posts will remain and you can add more.
+ Built-In Cookie Bar
Cookie bars are required by some countries, and the one that we include will disappear once your visitors acknowledge it (until they clear their cookies).
+ Earn Affiliate Income from Retailers
While we can't join those programs for you, we'll provide instructions on how you can earn geo-localized income from the big players.
+ Custom 404 Error Page
You control what your visitors see when they land where they shouldn't. Might as well promote something, right?
+ Easy-to-Populate Book Pages
Everything you need (and nothing you don't). You pick among the optional sections. Upload book cover, title, tagline, author name, series name, blurb, as many retailer links as you want (pre-order + e-book, paperback, large print, hardback, and audio), praise, collapsable excerpt, and more.
+ Home Page Slideshow
This optional feature will be included on your home page if you want it. We can point the slides to book pages, a newsletter sign-up page, Amazon, etc.
+ Multiple Books/Series Pages
List unlimited books, arranged per genre/series/whatever you want, and customize the layout for each page with the visual drag-and-drop interface.
+ Landing Page Template
Promote something without distraction. The visual interface allows you to do anything: get more email subscribers, upsell a boxset after sign-ups, etc.
+ Unlimited Books
There's no limit to the number of books you can add, and you can organize them by genres, series, authors, whatever tags you want.
+ Promotion Pages
Tile covers pointing to various websites/retailers/BookFunnel pages and host your own promos. Or use it to display a selection of books you've edited/covers you've designed/additional reading resources with affiliate links, etc. The countdown timer is optional.
+ Integration with Your Newsletter Provider
We'll integrate your newsletter sign-up on the home page, in your sidebar, footer, and/or popup. While we won't write your autoresponder for you, we'll gladly recommend a work flow if you don't know how to deliver your reader magnet to your readers.
+ Social Icons and Shares
Include unlimited links and icons to your social media pages and add SHARE icons on any page you want.
+ Audiobook Samples & Video Book Trailers
You can easily display a Soundcloud audio excerpt and/or a YouTube video book trailer on your book pages (optional).
+ Unlimited Retailer Links and Icons
Showcase official retailers links for pre-order (when desired) and up to five book formats (e-books, paperbacks, hardbacks, large print, and audio). We'll pre-populate the major players. You can change/re-order the icons and add new ones anytime you want.
+ Facebook Pixel & Google Analytics Tracking
Include your Google Analytics snippet and Facebook pixel to benefit from these companies' powerful tracking technology.
- Selling direct/e-commerce is SUPPORTED but NOT included in the $599 price.
If you need an e-commerce site, prices start at $999. Contact me to schedule a meeting, and I'll send you a quote.
- The site is only available in one language for the $599 price.
If you need a multi-lingual site, contact me to schedule a meeting, and I'll send you a quote.
After receiving your order, Caro will record a personal video for you and suggest a time for a one-on-one video chat. Depending on your needs, the list of information you'll have to prepare may differ (you'll find out during the video chat), but here's a typical list of things she'll need at least one week prior to the installation date you selected:
- WordPress Administrator Credentials & Hosting Credentials (if applicable)
More details are available here.
- Branding, Image(s), and overall preferences
If you want to use established branding, specific fonts, colors, or style, please share font names/color codes. If you don't have any branding information, we'll style your site with something that works based on your book covers and/or genre(s) as well as sample websites you like.
- Detailed Information for One Book
We will ONLY populate one book, then you can populate the rest using the videos below. Provide the book cover, tagline*, sales blurb, retailer link(s)*, up to 2 snippets of praise*, excerpt*, YouTube video trailer*, SoundCloud audio clip*). (*optional)
- URLs for your Book Retailer Author Pages + Social media profiles
Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, GoodReads, Amazon, Apple Books, etc. Whatever you have, we'll include in the footer of your site. You can re-order and add more later.
- Newsletter Sign-Up Box(es)
If you want to offer a reader magnet (e.g., free story) when people join your mailing list, send me either the API key for your newsletter service OR the code (provided to you by your newsletter provider) along with an image of your bonus and the wording and I'll set up your newsletter sign up boxes in the sidebar and/or footer.
- Landing Page Content
If you want a landing page populated with a sample book offer + form that connects to your newsletter, then provide image, wording, and form code (from your newsletter provider). See example here.
- Tracking Information
If you want to include your Facebook pixel and/or Google Analytics code, please email me the entire snippets. Read Facebook's instructions and Google Analytics' instructions.
- Turning Off Notifications
If your site uses a plugin like JetPack or some sort of theme or feature that notifies visitors when you add new posts or pages, PLEASE turn it off prior to the installation (or else your followers could be swamped with emails).
Google Analytics Tracking
*Extra costs for e-commerce/extra functionality.
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