There are three things that you must have to create and promote a successful website.
You need a great looking modern responsive website that will grab and hold your visitors’ attention.
You need to simplify the process for your visitors to sign up to your email list, newsletter and special promotions.
And you need to make it easy for both you and your visitors to promote your content via social media.
When you sign up with Elegant Themes you get access to all of the above:
You get the Divi theme to create your website without touching a single line of code, you get the Bloom email opt-in and lead generation plugin to grow that list and you get the Monarch social media sharing plugin to promote, promote, promote.
I use all three on this website and in this post, I’ll explain what each one is, what it does and how to use them in combination.
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The Divi theme – the most popular premium WordPress theme in the world
The first thing that you need is a theme that will allow you to create that website that you always promised yourself, and you want to choose the best.
According to BuiltWith.com, Divi is “the most widely-used premium WordPress theme in the world” and it’s easy to see why.
It’s the flagship theme of Elegant Themes and it allows you to create gorgeous headers and footers using the Theme Customizer and create pages and posts using the drag-and-drop Divi Builder interface.
It also allows you to add just about any functionality you can think of, contact forms, sliders, newsletter opt-ins, portfolios and all the other bits and pieces that add creativity and essential functionality to your website, using Divi’s 41 content Modules.
And if you really want to get creative, with the release of Divi 3.0, you can now create your pages on the frontend of your website using the Divi Visual Builder.
This short video shows you the power and ease of use of the Visual Builder.
Divi is the theme for designers who want to create not code and add functionality without installing and configuring dozens of unrelated plugins.
Bloom email opt-in and lead generation plugin for WordPress
Once your site is up and running and you’re happy with your content, you need to start building your followers by building your email list.
The Bloom plugin makes it easy to gather leads and build your mailing list.
It gives you a choice of six opt-in form display types, you can control your pop-ups and fly-ins with a choice of six triggers, it integrates with all of the most popular email marketing systems, it comes with unlimited design options including 115 pre-made templates and you can target your opt-in forms to pages, posts, post types, tags and categories.
Bloom has an easy and intuitive dashboard that gives you access to all your opt-in forms and it allows you to carry out A/B Split Testing to help you increase conversions
Bloom also allows you to customize your opt-in form designs and target your visitors using highly sophisticated targeting methods.
On this post, I’ve added a Bloom opt-in form that fades in from the right when you’re getting towards the bottom of the page. The form is integrated with my MailChimp list, so please feel free to subscribe.
When it comes to marketing, email is king, and if you aren’t building your email list then you are missing out on a huge opportunity! Put your website to work and turn your visitors into loyal followers with Bloom.
Monarch social share and follow plugin for WordPress
Now your site’s looking good, it has good content and you’re building your email list… what next?
Next comes Social Media, to get your content out to as many people as possible and let them know about your great tutorials, your fabulous products and your time-limited special offers.
Monarch makes it easy for you and your visitors to share your content on all the Social Media platforms, including: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin and Pinterest.
The Monarch plugin is the perfect way to get more shares and more followers and it does it without slowing down your loading speeds.
On this site I use the Monarch floating sidebar on all pages and posts and a horizontal sharebar after all posts.
I also use a social follow bar in the sidebar of all posts.
Social Media is the lifeblood that keeps the internet going, and social sharing lets you harness that activity and use it as a positive force for your business.
Divi, Bloom and Monarch the perfect combination to build and promote your website
The great thing about combining Divi, Bloom and Monarch is that they are all produced by Elegant Themes so they work together seamlessly.
And using them together allows you to take advantage of all the current trends in website design and promotion:
The Divi theme – to produce fabulous looking drag-and-drop designs that grab and hold your visitors’ attention.
The Bloom plugin – to build your email list and let your followers know about your special deals and promotions.
The Monarch plugin – to get your content out to all the Social Media platforms and to increase your Social Media followers.
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The deal is not time limited, which means that you can take advantage of it anytime you like.
My thanks and gratitude to Elegant Themes for the video and graphics used in this post and for offering this generous 10% off deal.