If you’ve bought expensive software, membership programs and e-products online before you’ll understand the bonus culture that circulates around the high ticket items. At $197, X Site Pro attracts enough attention from both it’s raving users and external affiliates to populate Google with plenty of bonus offers.
Get wise to this. You can typically land yourself with thousands of dollars (currency of the net) worth of goods, but remember that there ‘worth’ stated by the vendor means nothing compared to what it is worth to you. Find the best bonus package you can and get more for your money.
I’ve collated a substantial stash of PLR (private label rights) material over the last year and to be frank, most of it is trash. You can do better getting regular free advice from the experts at ProBlogger than buying ‘Build a Blog Empire’ or sign up to a free account at SEOmoz than waste hours looking at a SEO video course. And you literally can waste hours with PLR material – I have!
PLR leaves a bitter taste in the mouth – and most of it is circulated again and again. So when looking for bonus packages, I was looking for something unique… and it was pretty disappointing. Everyone seems to be offering all the same stuff.
- Free xsitepro headers
- Extra XSitePro templates
- Bumper Graphic Packs
- PLR e-Books
- Membership to resell stock sites
Some of this has appeal, but if you know where to look, you can get most of this free. My advice though is don’t bother and plunge your time into building your own long term business and ideas!
Some users however were offering a free course called the XSP Cheat Sheet, written by ozzie James Schramko to aid specifically X Site Pro webmasters with ranking at Google by giving them step-by-step instruction. I had a look at this and the case they make is quite convincing…
…but that does beg the question, what kind of help does X Site Pro give themselves on ranking well? Some of the reviews talk about the on-page optimization facilities, but link building and off-page optimization is more and more important these days.
Also, if everyone is promoting X Site Pro because it creates such gorgeous sites, why then insist on extra headers and templates? I know some people find it limiting being stuck with only a finite number of templates, but the video demo clearly showed how customizeable each aspect was.
I also use Site Build It (lots!) and I really appreciate the ‘all-under-one-roof’ concept whereby you’ve got full tutorials without the need to buy extra stuff in – even if it is a subscription service. There is a ‘Resources HQ’ for some third-party applications but otherwise it’s all there in the Action Guide, Tips and Techniques HQ and forum.
The Action Guide is even open to the public, so why not get X Site Pro users looking at that – ‘Days’ 7, 8 and 10 are particularly relevant.
Regardless, the XSP Cheat Sheet looks important, so if I can’t pick it up in a decent bonus package I’ll buy it and post a review.
…And also piece together an amazing (relevant) bonus package!
One wonders why Paul Smithson and Intellimon (creators of XSP2) doesn’t buy the rights to XSP Cheat Sheet or indeed piece together there own guides. X Site Pro 2 looks good on it’s own, but the bonus structure shows there’s clearly something missing regarding advice on marketing their “gorgeous” websites – for newbies, this could be an expensive concern.
Once I’ve found a good enough bonus package, I’m buying though – and then the story can really begin 🙂