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Don't Go At It Alone
Over the years, we’ve seen so many MyListing projects that have stalled or completely shut down, for a myriad of reasons, most of which could have been avoided.
It’s very tempting to just sign up for cheap website hosting, install MyListing, drop in one of the Demos, install random plugins, and push forward.
We get that…but it rarely works.
One of the most amazing things about using the MyListing theme is the fact that you’ll automatically become part of a thriving global community, where you’ll find more than just people making websites with MyListing.
You’ll find makers and creators, helpers, and collaborators.
You’ll find people who’ll help you if you get stuck and people who’ll guide you.
MyListing Club Facebook Group
While our Facebook group focuses on building businesses with MyListing, from concept to launch, we provide a space where website owners can feel comfortable asking support-related questions.
If you go to sign up for our group, we will remind you that we are not an official support channel, and any support given is voluntary.
So, drop-in, say hello, and introduce yourself.
We all have something to contribute, so don’t just be a lurker!
MyListing Club Website
As customers of the MyListing theme ourselves, it has been important for us to know as much about the theme as possible while giving back to the community.
Since the early days of the MyListing theme, we’ve been producing and sharing guides, code snippets, design inspiration, etc., at no cost.
We will continue to produce the quality of content the community has come to expect from us, with some content being premium, paid content.
In addition to all of the resources provided on this website, we provide a number of services to help you on your MyListing journey.
MyListing Club YouTube Channel
Define Your MyListing Model
The process of defining your MyListing model is one of the most challenging aspects when it comes to building a MyListing website.
It’s not just about the overall difficulty, but also the time commitment.
There will be a temptation to jump in headfirst and start building out your website, without giving it a ton of thought.
We highly encourage you to take the time to map things out first, as best you can, before you start to build your website.
One of the benefits of mapping things out, is you then have that reference ready to go, should you look to seek advice and/or hire someone to help you build out your MyListing website.
You don’t need to map things out 100%.
In fact, that’s pretty much impossible, as you will discover different/better ways to do things along the way.
- Listing Types: What Listing Types will you have? What fields will you use within each Listing Type?
- Taxonomies: What categories will you have? What Regions will you use? Will you have Custom Taxonomies?
- Packages: What types of packages (Listing Package, Subscription Package, etc.) will you have? What’s included in each? How will you present them?
- User Support: How will you provide support for your users? Contact form? FAQ page?
- Marketing: Will you provide an email onboarding sequence? Are you going to provide upsells at checkout?
We recommend bootstrapping your toolset (i.e. spending money only when it’s absolutely necessary) and investing where it really counts, like premium website hosting.
Project and Task Management
We have yet to need more than the Basic (Free) plan, which allows you to collaborate with up to 15 teammates.
For those with a qualifying MyListing Club membership, you’ll get access to our MyListing Project Template for Asana, that’s continuously maintained and packs a ton of value with time-saving, easy-to-follow steps.
Sitemap and User Flow
Our preferred tool for mapping out a MyListing website’s page structure (i.e. sitemap) and the user/customer journey throughout the website (i.e. user flow) is FlowMapp.
- Sitemap: You have the ability to not only create the structure of your entire website, but you can also design the layout of your post and pages.
- User Flow: Imagine being able to map out the journey your users, customers, and vendors will take, from the moment they hit your MyListing website for the first time.
Implement a Solid Foundation
Having a solid foundation is critical in order to avoid derailing your project before it even gets off the ground.
We often see MyListing website owners sinking too much time, energy, and resources into fixing/tweaking their foundation, rather than building their business.
Start off your business the right way and save your sanity.
Websites need a space to exist. This ‘space’ or ‘hosting’ is done on a server, and that server space should be purchased through a reputable hosting company.
If you haven’t already purchased hosting or you’re looking to change vendors, we recommend checking out our Kinsta Website Hosting offer.
Kinsta is fast, secure, and easy to manage right from the start.
This is extremely beneficial for MyListing website owners, as there are so many other moving parts to focus on when building an online business.
All of our MyListing websites and all of our MyListing client websites are hosted at Kinsta.
We know this hosting inside and out, so we can confidently recommend it, as well as assist you with carving out your own space.
Please see our Kinsta Hosting for MyListing Websites guide, to learn how to set up an account, perform the initial set up, and to see why we prefer them.
Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions or to let us know you’ve used our link and would like assistance.
Perform the MyListing Theme Install
Next up is loading the MyListing theme into your WordPress website.
Log into your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Themes, and click the Add New button at the top.
Click Upload and select the .zip file downloaded from the Themeforest website. Click Install and wait for the MyListing theme files to reflect.
Once MyListing has installed, click Activate and, voilà, your WordPress website is officially running MyListing!
We highly recommend using the child theme for every MyListing website, regardless of whether you’re planning to apply custom development right away.
For your convenience, you can download the MyListing Child Theme from our website.
Create Your Staging Environment
With your website’s production environment in place, you want to set up a staging environment.
Staging is extremely important, as it will be at the area where you test new plugins, work with external users (e.g. vendors) to troubleshoot issues, and more.
In short, nothing should touch your production website, until it has been thoroughly vetted on your staging website.
If you happen to use Kinsta, please refer to our Kinsta Hosting for MyListing Websites guide, which covers how to create your staging website. They make it super easy!
Regardless of your website hosting vendor, creating a staging website should be very easy.
If your hosting company doesn’t offer staging websites, we recommend you make a switch as soon as possible, as that’s a big red flag.
While some may want to come up with a design that’s completely their own, sometimes we all need a little inspiration here and there.
There are a number of places you can find or ask for examples to see what’s possible with the MyListing theme.
One of our primary focuses is to help MyListing website owners save money, and here are some of the ways we help.
We are partnering with some of the more well-named vendors in the industry, bringing you deals for their solutions.
Our new Affiliate Program is in the works and will be announced soon!
Those that believe in what the Club is doing, are encouraged to sign up and earn cash for their efforts in helping grow our community.