Updated! – Press play on the video below to see exactly how the Smart Slider can rapidly grow your email list, all your social media channels, and sell your products, or promote any page…
You may have noticed this little slider pop out from the left side as you scroll down posts here at Entrepreneurs-Journey…
The slider began as a standalone widget that was coded into my blog design. It was designed to use my blog to help grow my Facebook following.
The results were impressive — since I began testing the Facebook slider I went from 2,000 followers to over 10,000!
However I knew the slider could do so much more.
Why stop at just Facebook? Why not add support for Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+ and two very important channels — YouTube and iTunes Podcast.
I approached my programmer friend Walter Haas to transform the slider into a plugin for WordPress. Our goal was to add the additional channels, and make the plugin available to other bloggers.
We discussed our plans and decided to do a pre-release crowdfunding style campaign.
The idea was simple: We pre-sold 100 plugins before actually making it to ensure people wanted it. This also provided some initial funding to pay Walter to put in the time to create it.
The first 100 spots sold out in less than 24 hours.
Walter then went to work, and a month later we released the very first version of the Smart Slider plugin to our initial 100 backers. They tested it, we ironed out the bugs, then released the plugin to the public.
Yes, that means you too can use the Smart Slider on your blog right now.
The Smart Slider supports Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+, Twitter, YouTube and your iTunes Podcast Subscription.
You decide which of these networks you want to activate with the plugin, which can be changed any time.
If you want to grow your Twitter audience, then only activate Twitter. If you want to grow Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn at the same time, activate all three.
If you just want to grow your YouTube subscribers, or your iTunes podcast subscribers, then only activate that specific slider.
Plus you control the headline and sub-headline that appears above the subscription button for each slider, so you can write a specific call to action that makes sense for your audience.
I asked Walter about one “dream” feature that I would love this plugin to perform.
I’d like it to automatically work to maximize your social media following on whichever networks you choose to focus on.
You install the plugin, configure your profile for each network (or pick and choose the networks), write your headlines, then let it go to work.
The plugin will then automatically rotate through your social networks, showing different sliders to your blog visitors and optimizing the presentation to maximize results.
The plugin will stop showing a slider once a person follows you on the platform (clicks the slider), but it will continue to show the other sliders, working hard to build your following on all of them.
Once a person clicks one of the sliders to follow you, it won’t show them another slider for 24 hours. The next day though, it will get back to work showing sliders to that person, with the ultimate goal of converting as many visitors as it can to followers across all your social network profiles.
For example, here is how I first used the Smart Slider plugin –
The plugin will continue to show sliders to an individual blog visitor until they subscribe to all your channels, or they click the ‘X’ button to close the slider.
This plugin is intelligent. It won’t annoy your readers as abruptly as a popup, but it will keep working for you to grow whatever you want it to grow.
You can order the Smart Slider right now from here –
The new plugin also includes an important feature – statistics.
Smart Slider users know exactly how many clicks each slider generates on their blog.
I’ve been impressed with the results on my blog, with over 1,100 new followers/subscribers added across my various channels every month since I started using the plugin.
You can also view statistics on which type of slider does best each day. You can test just one slider at a time, or all of them at once, activating or deactivating different types depending on what you want to focus on, or what works better with your audience (the numbers don’t lie!).
By far the most common feature request we received after the first release of the Smart Slider was…
Can you add an email slider so I can grow my email list too?
I hear yah! I also wanted to see how well an email slider would do on my blog, so it was the first new feature request I made to Walter to develop.
It didn’t take long for us to come up with a design for the Email Slider. It needed to be a bit bigger than the social sliders since you need to be able to describe the freebie you are giving away to people to invite them to join your list.
Tests show that a two-step optin process works better, so we decided to make the email slider trigger a popup optin box when clicked, which would then restate the benefits of joining the list and present a box to enter their email address.
This is the design we came up with (with my free blueprint report as an example). The third picture below is the popup optin box that appears when the slider is clicked.
We again rolled out the email slider to 100 person pre-order test group, which also sold out in 24 hours. Walter went to work and a month later the Email Slider was added to the Smart Slider plugin.
The first 100 customers tested it, we ironed out the bugs, and I’m happy to announce it’s now included as part of the current public version of the Smart Slider you can order today.
I tested the Email Slider here on my blog and immediately started adding 25 to 50 new email subscribers a day! Why not test it on your blog right now?
You can order the Smart Slider right now from here –
As someone who sells products from my blog there was another type of slider I really wanted to create –
A Product Slider.
The Product Slider allows you to present any product you have for sale on the slider, including a headline, subheadline, bullet points about the product and a picture of the product, along with a big button that you can link directly to the product sales page.
Below is the Product Slider in action. I used this slider during a one-week opening campaign for my Blog Money Finder online course. The slider clicks directly to the sales page for the program.
It’s perfect for selling any product. You can link to your digital products like ebooks, courses, or membership sites, or link to physical products in your shopping cart/e-commerce site, or link to your coaching signup page, order form or checkout.
However then I started thinking…
The Product Slider can be used for ANYTHING!
The sky really is the limit with this slider. Link to anything you like and design the slider however you like to reflect what you want people to do.
Walter built the Product Slider into the latest version of the Smart Slider, which is available right now from here –
There’s one more feature we built-in to the latest version of the Smart Slider – Multiple sliders of the same type.
In the previous version of the Smart Slider you could only have one of each type of slider. With the new version you can add as many as you like.
Why would you want to do this? There are many reasons…
This gives you complete flexibility and control. You decide what to promote, you can test different versions, monitor your statistics to gauge performance, and change things whenever you want it simply by ticking or unticking a box to activate or deactivate the sliders.
You won’t find a plugin that can grow so many different aspects of your online business at the same time, using an elegant design, provides statistics and gives you complete flexibility.
I’m adding an extra 1,000+ subscribers/followers a month I didn’t have before thanks to the Smart Slider. Now you can too.
If you have any questions about the Smart Slider that is stopping you from purchasing it, please leave a comment and I will reply.
Good luck with your sliders!
Smart Slider Co-Founder
P.S. We offer two different Smart Slider licenses –