I was recently approached by someone looking to create a replica of the Club’s Vow Starter Site for their client after they had already paid someone $99 on the Fiverr work platform to help with the task.
They were getting nowhere with Fiverr, experiencing 1-2 week response times for simple tasks, and up against the clock, they asked me if they could buy the Vow Starter Site for 75% OFF the Club’s retail price so that they could complete their project on time.
Pro Tip: You get what you pay for, and I recommend not using services that use a race-to-the-bottom pricing model because, as my father is famous for saying, “The quickest way to get a job done is to have to do it all over again.”
So, how could I help this person, given the amount of money they were looking to spend and what they wanted to get in return? Could I?
I pointed out that I give everyone the resources they need when building a Starter Site and followed that up with a promise to write a guide outlining the approach for replicating the Vow Starter Site.
Signing up for the Ultimate Membership will have you well on your way to replicating one of the Club’s Starter Sites, but you should be prepared to do a substantial amount of work.
Rather than cover what’s included in the Ultimate membership, let’s cover what’s not included that you would get if you bought a Starter Site.
Time and Knowledge
As mentioned above, you should be prepared to do a substantial amount of work to pull everything together, and you also need to know how to do the work.
I promise you will save countless hours and headaches if you use the MyListing Project Template to guide you through your build, covering the tasks below, to name a few.
- Buy, install and configure WooCommerce Subscriptions.
- Buy, install and configure WooCommerce Product Vendors.
- Buy, install and configure Crocoblock JetTabs.
- Buy, install and configure UiPress Pro.
- Buy, install and configure Elementor Pro.
- Buy, install and configure SEOPress Pro.
- Buy, install and configure Permalink Manager Pro.
- Buy, install and configure Perfmatters.
- Buy, install and configure If > So.
- Buy, install and configure Thanks Redirect for WooCommerce.
- Buy, install and configure the Club’s MyListing Add-ons.
- Install and configure the MyListing Parent and Child Themes.
- Install and configure MyListing Theme Options.
- Install and configure MyListing Taxonomies.
- Locate, import, and configure all CSS Packages.
- Locate, import, and configure all Listing Product Packages.
- Locate, import, and configure all Listing Types.
- Locate, import, and configure all Code Snippets.
- Add and configure all pages. (Save time: Starter Site Kits)
- Locate, import, and configure all Templates. (Save time: Starter Site Kits)
- Configure Elmentor Global Site Settings, Global Colors, Display Conditions, etc. (Save time: Starter Site Kits)
Let's Do Some Math
We know Starter Sites are as low as $319, so let’s start there and see how close we can get to that number, again, assuming we want to replicate the design and functionality of the Vow Starter Site.
The items below should get you everything you need to replicate the Vow Starter Site.
On average, let’s assume that you could use the non-licensed premium plugins (WooCommerce Subscriptions and WooCommerce Product Vendors) for 3 months before needing a critical update for the plugin and/or support from the vendor.
- Elementor Pro ($49)
- SEOPress Pro ($49)
- Perfmatters ($25)
- If > So ($139)
- Permalink Manager Pro ($49)
- UiPress ($49)
- WPCodeBox ($79)
- WooCommerce Subscriptions ($50)
- WooCommerce Product Vendors ($20)
- Pricing Table Switcher ($20)
How much of your time and energy are you willing and able to put into putting all these assets to work for you? Wouldn’t it make more sense to focus your time and energy on building your business instead?
How much are you willing to pay someone? Can you trust that they are not learning the MyListing theme on the fly while charging you for that time? What’s their availability now and in the future?
Isn’t it clear that buying a Starter Site from the beginning makes the most sense?