Whether you are technologically-challenged, or a computer master ... setting up your faceplate is as easy as 1-2-3!
You can keep things ultra simple if you like and have your faceplate up and running in a couple minutes (no joke), or you can put a little extra time into it and really create something amazing!
Either way, it's critical that you at least take the initiative to set it up as soon as possible. Remember, even if you opt for the ultra quick setup, you can always come back later when you have some more time and add some more content or tweak the layout. In fact, your faceplate is so versatile that you can change it as often as you like with just a few clicks of your mouse.
So, let's get right into setting up your faceplate! We have put the easiest and fastest steps first to get you started quickly.
The first thing you need to do is upload your picture. This is a great opportunity to upload a real picture of yourself because it bridges that "internet gap" and makes your communication with others feel more personal and real. But if you are shy about posting your picture, then choose something else that can brand you as a marketer (like a company logo or something).
Add a screen name. This is yet another great opportunity to brand YOURSELF and so you should use your REAL name here. Remember, you are trying to connect with people and they are much more likely to connect with you if they know your actual name and not some internet "handle". If you don't add a screen name, your faceplate will just show your username by default.
Add your social account information for the supported platforms. Things like twitter, facebook, myspace, etc. All you need to do is just put your usernames in the boxes and "save". We then provide links to all your social accounts directly on your faceplate.
Populate your latest twitter tweets and youtube videos by activating these social widget modules and entering in your usernames for each. We will get your most recent tweets and youtube video posts automatically and populate them on your faceplate directly!
Populate your RSS feed directly on your faceplate! Not familiar with RSS? It's not as complicated as you think. An RSS feed is simply a dynamic list of updates from a particular website (typically a blog). If you maintain your own blog, then you can easily populate your latest blog posts directly onto your faceplate by simply entering your RSS feed URL (assuming you set one up). You can also tap into other RSS feeds such as your youtube playlist and other cool stuff. With RSS becoming very mainstream and with so many user-driven content sites out there, the possibilities with RSS are really taking off.
Those first 5 steps were the ultra easy ones that only take a minute to complete. Even if this is all you have time for right now, you will still have a functioning faceplate that will allow you to connect with others in the IMfaceplate community.
The next steps require a little more time but they will take your faceplate to the next level and so you should really try to make time for them as soon as possible.
Do you have something you would like to feature more prominently on your faceplate? You can use the “spotlight” module to feature videos, pictures, or anything you want to write ... like maybe the launch of a new website, or a quick announcement of some kind. The options here are endless and you can even have several spotlights at the same time and they will show up as nice tabs on your faceplate!
Create custom lists! This is a really easy and powerful thing to add to your faceplate. You can quickly create any kind of list you like, such as a “top programs” list, or a “my websites” list. And you can easily link each item in your list to the related website or referral link! These lists are easy to setup and you can even have multiple list modules activated on your faceplate!
Write some quality articles and publish them to the web. Using the article creator, you can easily write articles and publish them instantly to the internet. Each article is optimized for the search engines and given its own seo-optimized link (url) that you can also link to from any other website or social platform that you choose. There are some really important things to consider when writing articles and this will be covered in its own help article.
Build your email list by adding an opt-in box right there on your faceplate. This is one of the most powerful modules in your arsenal. You can easily just drop the code (your autoresponder will provide you with this) into the box and PRESTO ... you now have an opt-in box on your faceplate that allows you to build YOUR email list in whichever autoresponder you choose! The list is always yours and we never have access to it ... you remain in full control of YOUR list!
Make some money off your faceplate and all those articles! Simply add your Clickbank ID (under the make money tab) and we will brand 50% of all the ads (on your faceplate and articles) to YOU. Or upgrade to the PRO membership level and we will brand 100% of the ads to you, or you can choose to remove the ads if you would rather they not be there ... the choice is yours!
Plus, as an upgraded member, you will also get to brand 100% of all ads to your referrals when they are within the community sections of the site such as the groups and discussions.
Make sure you check out the article on the benefits of upgrading ... it’s right HERE!
And that’s it! Seems like a lot, but the process can be easily broken down into little bite-sized pieces. Remember, you don’t have to perfect your faceplate overnight. The important thing is that you just get started ... and once you take that initial step, you won’t be able to tear yourself away! Have fun!