Friday, April 1, 2011

Feature Friday -- Passionate Web Creations -- Book Review, Coupon Code and Giveaway

This past Monday I introduced you all to Alison Silbert, owner of Passionate Web Creations in my Spotlight on Mommy Feature.  If you missed her interview, click here to read it now.

Today, I am going to share my review of her book she sent me, "Boost Your Revenues By Turning People Away."  In addition to my review, Alison has kindly offered a 20% coupon code and giveaway.  The giveaway is a website review and is valued at $350.   So, when you are done reading my book review, don't forget to enter the giveaway.

  • Pub. Date: June 2010
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Group, LLC
  • Formatt Paperback , 148pp
  • ISBN-13: 9781608605255
  • ISBN: 1608605256

This business primer makes it easy to understand how to do business online. How? Boost Your Revenues by Turning People Away.

Part 1 identifies who your company’s ideal client is, and how that ideal client becomes an ideal online visitor
when searching the Internet or looking at your company website. Part 1 also includes links to various worksheets to help a business person identify the ideal client.

Part 2 outlines three simple ways to put together a website, so your ideal visitor feels confident about your
ability to identify and solve problems.

Part 3 tells your ideal visitor how to find your site.

Alison Silbert has been writing articles for six years. This is her second book. Silbert’s aim is to help clients reach their online marketing potential. She wants customers to understand how to leverage the Internet to build their businesses. Most of the book’s content comes from real dealings with clients and providing answers to commonly asked questions.
My Review:

 4.5 stars out of 5

This book is great if you are looking to create a website or have a website that needs revamping.  I currently have a business website that I created last year, but have neglected, as I have been working to get my prototype and final product ready for market.  Now, that I am almost ready for a product launch in May, this book came at a great time, as it provided some great insight into how to draw traffic to my website, as well as ways in which I can improve my current website.

One of the great features of this book is that at the end of each chapter, Alison provides a chapter summary, as well as shares a glimpse at what is in store in the next chapter/section.  Alison did a great job in breaking down the steps in creating a website, connecting with visitors/customers and maintaining customers and keeping your site up-to-date.  You can choose to read Part I to start, if you don't have a website, and need to determine what type of website you need and who you are trying to target.  Then, when you are ready, you can move onto Part II, where you will learn how to create a website.  And, finally, Part III can be used to help you draw your "ideal visitor" to your new website.

Overall, this is a great book for those not familiar with website and how to get started.  Like I said, I found this beneficial, as I originally created by website without first thinking about who my "ideal visitor" would be.  I just felt I needed a website, but wasn't working at drawing traffic to the site.  Now, that I am ready to launch my product, my website is key in having "ideal visitors" stop by and learn more about my product, and hopefully buy and share my url with others.

So, if you are looking for an easy-to-read book about creating a website and drawing traffic to your site, then this would be a great book to pick up.  It is a quick read, but will provide you with invaluable information to help make your business a success.

About the Author:

Alison Silbert is the author of “Winning Websites” published in 2007, and “Boost Your Revenues by Turning People Away” published in January 2011.
Alison's company Passionate Web Creations and Ideal Visitor Inc provides clients with a wide variety of business building, marketing services and web development services. She has helped clients of all sizes, including entrepreneurs, just starting businesses and fully operational corporate structures. Her clients have included such Canadian universities as University of Toronto and University of Calgary.

Alison Silbert is among the prestigious ranks of Stanford Who's Who as a result of her exceptional professional career. Stanford Who's Who empowers executives, professionals and entrepreneurs around the world. During her collegiate career, she earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Programming from Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology. She has also studied Business Management and Marketing. 

When not running her business, she is a mentor, coach, and teacher, supporting individuals in living their dream of having a successful online business. She has taught database courses at the University of Toronto. She lives in Mississauga with her husband, 2 children and a loyal sheltie named Cocoa.

What most web designers don't want you to know is that creating websites is actually very easy, and that a website can be achieved at a fraction of their fees.

Passionate Web Creations is a web design company designed for small organizations and entrepreneurs who feel that the average web design company is too expensive, complex, and controlling, and are looking for a solution to help them take the stress out of re-creating their existing website for minimum cost, effort and time contributions.

Our customers have found Passionate Web Creations to be helpful, supportive and creative in all phases of the web design process. In addition our customers have responded with comments such as "Wow! You completed my site inside 48 hours!" and "Thanks! Your new design has increased my business revenues by 15%! " 

We offer a simple solution: a step-by-step design process using a team environment. You have as much say in the design as you want. When the time comes to add the content, you tell us what information goes where. In the final phases of the project, you tell us how much you need to know about updating your new website. We are more than happy to answer any questions you have.

The result is this: you walk away with a website you are happy with and that you and your staff can update.


Just check out some of the services Alison offers:

1) Website review -- $250

2) Website content rewrite w/ purpose of generating more qualified leads -- $1500

3) SEO and social media marketing/branding -- $100/month

So, what are you waiting for?  If you are looking to revamp your website or improve sales or traffic to your site, why not contact Alison today.  And, just for Inspired by Savannah readers, Alison is offering  a special 20% off coupon code that can be used towards any regularly-priced package purchase from her website.  To take advantage of this offer, please mention "RMCDISC"when ordering.  It is that easy!


Alison has kindly offered to give away (1) FREE Website Review, valued at $350, to one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader.  To enter, please complete the MANDATORY ENTRY first, and then as many EXTRA ENTRIES as you like.  Make sure to include your email address with each comment, so that I can contact you if you win. 


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Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends on April 15, 2011 at 11:59PM EST. I will then use to choose a winner. Winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email to claim prize. If I don't hear back from selected winner, I will draw another winner

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book for review by the author.  The views above are mine and mine alone.


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