This post is sponsored by Mini-Site Gallery and posted by Charles Lau.
If you are looking for a suitable website template to sell your digital product, you would probably have difficulty choosing the right template through the website galleries which are freely available for download. Why am I saying so? If you have noticed, most of the templates are built with the aim of a corporate look where you have some of the menus such as “About us”, “Products and Services” and “Contact Us”. You don’t actually need them in your website since your purpose is to sell your digital product effectively. What you really need is a good sales copy where the words are there to sell to your potential customer effectively.
Mini-Site Template Gallery
I have not found such specialized galleries before until I have found Mini Site Gallery. MiniSiteGallery.com is a mini-site template gallery website. It is a place for mini-site designers to get huge exposure on the Internet for their specialized business by designing a free mini-site template for Mini Site Gallery to showcase for the mini-site marketers to use. All rights will still be reserved by the designers, and the photos and artwork must be belonged to the designers.
Mini-site marketers refer to the Internet marketers who are looking for a suitable template to sell their digital products (especially ebooks). And MiniSiteGallery.com is aiming to provide these templates for free.
This gallery concept of providing mini-site templates is very similar to the WordPress themes gallery. Simply “install” the template, and make some minor changes and your website is ready in minutes!
A press release was recently released at Internet Marketing NewsWatch about this Mini-Site Gallery, saying that mini-sites have become the latest craze and MiniSiteGallery.com is here to provide the webmasters the templates for free.
Let’s have a video review of the Mini Site Gallery below.
Design Contest For Designers To Showcase Their Skills On the Internet
This is a startup website with only three mini-site templates available to download for free. And to get the business a headstart with more templates, Kidino – Owner of Mini Site Gallery – is launching a Design Contest to attract all the different mini-site designers around the world to participate. Kidino has offered a cash prize of $500 from his own pocket to be handed over the the best Mini-Site Designer in his website. And to make the contest more interesting, he is looking for more sponsors to bring in more prizes for the designers to win. And he found some of his friends contributing prizes. Viral Sales Generator by Peter Koning, and 30-Minute Backlinks by Michelle MacPhearson.
You may start doing your submission of your templates from now till 29 February 2008. And from 1st March till 31st
March 2008, there will be an open public voting to select the winner.
In my point of view, any web designer with a good command of HTML should be able to participate this contest easily since there is no actual platform to conform such as WordPress where we have to code according to the template structure given. If you are into web design business, why not give yourself an exposure to the publicity that Kidino is providing you with? Anyway, there is a chance to win $500 in cash…
An Interesting Niche About Mini-Sites
I have never really heard of this term “mini-site” before. But come to think of it, it is just a simple page of selling a digital product that you have. And the focus is to provide a good web design for the relevant business it is in. There is an increasing demand for the mini-sites since they are providing products and services directly in the Internet. And the whole purpose of it is to provide an easy access of the website by the potential customers, and to provide an easy-to-do website for the business owners to set up and get it started in business.
Since most of the business owners aren’t really well-versed in HTML, it makes sense to have mini-sites to get their businesses up and running. Kidino has made a niche market in the gallery business of providing the mini-sites to the potential clients where they may not be found in other galleries. Mini-site designers will start to benefit in their business by providing a template for free as part of their “advertising” expenses. Anyway, the designers are paying virtually nothing to get the exposure for their mini-site design business.
Blogging In Mini-Site Gallery
It makes sense to talk about Clickbank, PayPal and some of the activities in the blog since the its market is doing a business here. For both mini-site designers and mini-site marketers, these are some of the articles that they are looking for. And if the blogger continues to blog about these things on a consistent level, it will start to attract traffic even from the search engines for its contents.
Although the structure remains the same throughout, the blog has a different oontrast of colors from the main website. Probably the owner did it on purpose to let me know that I am now viewing a blog.
About The structure Of The Website
At first, I thought the word “CATEGORIES” on the right belongs to the blog since it mentioned about “AT THE BLOG” on top. It is until I browsed through the blog that I realized the blog has different categories. So, I finally understand that the word “CATEGORIES” belong to the mini-site templates when I clicked them through. Probably it is better choice to put “AT THE BLOG” right below where the “ARCHIVES” is. And also to rename “CATEGORIES” to “MINI-SITE CATEGORIES” since the mini-site categories are supposed to be the first thing for me to click and lead me to the different templates.
No doubt that this is a very interesting niche to work on, the website is still at its infant stage. And we can see Kidino is now very active to bring the web designers together. He even took out $500 from his own pocket to start a contest to attract the designers to submit their templates. In actual fact, I seldom see many mini-site designers out there. So by doing a mini-site design contest, more and more mini-site designers may be born from his contest where the designers can see an incentive to do a mini website which is actually not as tedious as many other types of websites out there. And I believe mini-sites are probably the easiest website template to do. So to all web designers out there, you may submit your template to Mini Site Gallery and find out the kind of exposure you can have.
Charles is an online reviewer, focusing himself on writing reviews on the online materials. He focuses on doing browsing reviews using video, and finishes off his review in his own words about it. He can be found at Charles Lau dot Com.