Landing pages are great to try and use because they give you valuable feedback to promote your opt-in freebie or launch product. For one, they allow you to test your images and web copy. Is what you’re saying resonating with your audience? Are you converting visitors to customers? Or, when someone lands on a page, do they bail? Landing pages give you that critical information that you need to make changes and try things. Plus, down below, I have some recommended landing page templates to help you save money on expensive systems as an alternative to Leadpages.
Mild shifts – even small ones – like color use, tweaking how a paragraph is laid out, use of fonts, etc. are all things that determine whether or not a customer buys or bails.
I use these all the time instead of blog posts. You don’t necessarily see them on my site unless I’ve pointed you there. But they’ve given me valuable information on select data about you – what you did when you got there, how long you stayed, and whether or not you signed up to receive something I give out. See? Extraordinarily helpful!
Landing pages are MEANT to be tested. No one is really an expert on their brand until they’ve mastered conversion and fulfilling their own brand promise. So test, test, and retest. What works for one business may not necessarily be your voice or how you want your products and services to be laid out.
Here are a few tips for position-specific uses:
- Email Marketers – You should definitely direct your traffic to a solid landing page, and the better the landing page, the better your email campaign.
- All PPC Marketers – We all know how important a well-crafted website is for our PPC campaigns. Use this audit tool to squeeze even more revenue!
- Business Owners and Managers– they are easier to create than ever and it’s likely yours could use a tweak. See how your campaigns stack up against your competitors, or evaluate how your team creates their landing pages!
- Agency Owners and Freelancers– Audit the landing pages of your clients so you can help them improve their campaign conversion rates.
So let’s talk about creating the perfect landing page. To creative one effortlessly and not have to stare at a blank template for copious amounts of time, you need the following elements:
- The title of your opt-in freebie
- The main hook of your freebie
- What is the main benefit or main promise of your opt-in freebie
- What will the freebie solve?
- The topic that your freebie focuses on (e.g. writing, productivity, organization,
- What does your freebie teach/or what will they learn out of it?
- What challenges or problems does your opt-in freebie solve?
- What will they achieve or overcome by consuming your opt-in freebie
- A screen shot, mock-up or visual of your opt-in freebie
Once you have these elements, it’s easier to plug them into the different sections of your website.
There are different landing page templates and services like Leadpages (see below for my recommendation for an alternative to Leadpages) but most of them have these 4 main portions:
- Descriptive Sub-head
- Bullet points
- Opt-in form portion
Here are some example templates from my shop, which will help you create landing pages faster, while being able to customize sections. If you have a WordPress blog, using Elementor is a great alternative to Leadpages, because it’s cheaper and you have more control over your content.
- Nordic Minimalist Landing Page Elementor Template$9.00
- Lady Boss Landing Page Elementor Template$9.00
- 98 Template & Section Lady Boss Elementor Templates$39.00
- In Her Element Landing Page 1 for Elementor WordPress$9.00
- In Her Element About Me Elementor Landing Page 1$9.00
- Lady Boss Mood Board Elementor Landing Page Template$9.00
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