Hello and welcome to my extensive OptimizePress 2.0 Review. Below you will find my impartial review that is mainly done by video. I decided to put together this huge review of OptimizePress because I know that many people are sitting on the fence with this software, and it is hard to find a genuine review of OptimizePress.
For those of you who don’t know, OptimizePress 2.0 is an all singing, all dancing, marketer’s dream. It is a WordPress Theme and Plugin that allows you to design and create great looking lead capture pages (squeeze pages), sales pages (for your products), membership sites and even blogs.
Cant wait for the review? Go to the sales page here: http://www.smartincomedetective.com/optimizepress
To celebrate the release, I thought I would do something a little bit special. For the first time ever, I am going to record a VideoCast of the whole process – from my purchase of this awesome software, to the installation, to the first play around with it, to then actually rebuilding my eBook sales page. I want to show you guys exactly what bang you are going to get for your buck, prior to you purchasing it.
The VideoCasts will be split up into several videos for your convenience, all of which you can find below.
It’s no secret that I am a
big huge RAVING fan of OptimizePress, I have used version 1.0 for the last 18 months for at least 12 projects. I have used it to build my sales page for my eBook (earnings $10k+), built my membership Video Course site ($20k+), my up and coming project which you can see here, as well as numerous niche squeeze pages – all of which has helped me make a ton of money.
OptimizePress 1.0 was hugely beneficial for me as a marketer – no longer did I have to mess about with HTML and get designers on the job when I wanted stuff like the above built – I could do it all myself. In fact, all I needed to do was outsource the header graphics and the eBook graphics for minimal cost, and wham, bam, I had created my site for just a few bucks.
Now, I want to be honest with you – this software plugin is expensive. But make absolutely NO mistake about it – it is quality software allowing you to do the most incredible things in your marketing career. My first eBook minisite cost me well over $120 for a designer to code it in HTML, if I times that figure by 12 (the amount of times I have used OP 1.0), then I have clawed the cost back in savings alone.
In this full review of Optimizepress 2.0, I want to go over a few of OP 2.0′s most OUTSTANDING features, but if you prefer, just scroll down past this section, and go straight to your videos.
OptimizePress 2.0 Review – Main Benefits
++ Real time editing – WYSIWYG – add elements, add text, add graphics, and see how your sales/squeeze/membership page looks like in real time.
++ Edit ANY TIME you want – no need to get a coder in to make alterations – make them when YOU need to them.
++ Pre Loaded templates – just add your copy, your graphics, and have your page up in a MATTER OF MINUTES.
++ No need to change your existing WordPress theme – the plugin capability means you can build pages within your current theme (GAMECHANGER!).
++ Custom button generator – create your own buy button colours in line with your branding.
++ Easy to use – this is DRAG & DROP at its very best – no learning curve, what you see is what you get.
++ Use it over and over, on all of your WordPress sites.
If you can’t wait, go over now and secure your copy of OptimizePress 2.0 now*!
Here is my full, frank, and largely unedited video review and demo of OP 2.0. Please note the videos below are not perfect, I don’t know my way around the OP software (yet), but they provide a good indication of how easy it is to get to grips with. I hope you find them useful. So without further ado, here is my full Optimizepress 2.0 review:
Purchase Of OptimizePress 2.0
This video shows me purchasing OptimizePress 2.0, and shows the upsells offered:
Notes: The purchase and sales funnel was very simple and fast. As soon as I had input my card details (Paypal is NOT accepted) and clicked the purchase button, I had received an email with my login details. Very, very smooth.
Overall Experience: 10/10
Download & Installing OptimizePress 2.0
After download and installation on the the Smart Income Detective Blog, I have a quick play around going over the main options and features:
Notes: Login to the OP hub was painless, and the site loaded nice and fast. The welcome page is easy to understand, and lays everything out in a neat package, including your download links, API keys and help videos. The actual downloads came in .zip format, and took just a couple of minutes.
The installation was a different story. My first 2 attempts at installing the plugin through my admin dashboard failed, just as they reached ’99% installed’ status. Because I am a man, I didn’t read the setup instructions (what man does?). But I really should have done, because it does explain that due to upload limits placed on your sites by your host, you may need to use FTP to upload the plugin and theme.
Overall Experience: 9/10
OptimizePress Members Dashboard Area
This quick video shows you the dashboard area where you can download OP 2.0, watch the training videos and access your Clubhouse membership (if you bought the upsell, which I did). Have a look at what you get when you login to OP 2.0 right here:
Notes: As in the video, a little disappointed that there was only one additional template – but I am confident this will change very soon. This is a good members area, where you will find everything you need to get started.
Overall Experience: 7/10
Live Editor Demo & Templates
See exactly what templates are included in OP 2.0:
Notes: These templates are ready to go out of the box. They look highly optimised for maximum conversion rates. These templates can also be edited by adding in extra elements (see next video).
First Impressions: 8/10
A Look At Elements (Graphics, Arrows, Guarantee Boxes etc.)
In this review video, I take a breather and simply scroll through all the elements included in OP 2.0. An element, is what makes up your sales page, like ticks, testimonial boxes, buy buttons etc. They are all fully editable, and appear on your page with a click of a button.
Notes: Absolutely SUPERB selection of ‘elements’ that you simply select from the menu, and they appear on your page. Every possible angle has been covered, and I am highly impressed by not only the amount available, but the quality as well.
First Impressions: 10/10
Creating A Squeeze Page Using OptimizePress 2.0
In this video, I create a simple squeeze page and show you exactly how easy it is using the pre formatted templates and the live editor.
Notes: I know I keep saying this. But it is so easy. So easy a child could do it. Impressive selection of templates that you can easily edit and publish within minutes.
First Impressions: 10/10
Creating A Membership Site Using OptimizePress 2.0
In this video, I create a homepage for new members, and then two lesson/content pages.
Notes: This was the first time I had to refer to the training video on my OP members dashboard, as there are a couple of things that need to be done correctly to make your membership site work. It took me about 40 minutes to master it altogether, and once you know how to do it, it becomes a breeze.
First Impressions: 9/10
Inside The ClubHouse: OptimizePress 2.0
In this video, which was created on September 10th 2013, I show you inside the Clubhouse to see what has changed and what is included.
Notes: In a nutshell: 6 additional templates, extra snippets for the blog templates, 4 textured backgrounds, 2 training videos and a partridge in a pear tree. Ok, maybe there was no partidge, but overall I am happy with the templates so far.
First Impressions: 7/10
Pros And Cons Of OptimizePress 2
+ Make no mistake about it – OptimizePress 2.0 is a complete rebuild of the original OP.
+ The Live Editor is simply great, you can see exactly what you are doing and how your page will look.
+ Literally thousands and thousands of customisation options.
+ Pre Made templates mean you can have a sales, squeeze or membership page up in minutes.
+ The results are astounding. From my initial tests, I have been able to create awesome sales pages that would cost $$$’s if a designer created them.
- As an existing customer of OP 1.0, I was promised a discount. This discount was not forthcoming, and I had to email support with proof to get the link. This meant I didn’t get OP 2.0 on release, which I was very dissappointed about. I accept that this was a huge release, and a complex one, but here is my point: When a business promises something to the people that gave them the original success, they should 100% deliver on it.
- The ClubHouse under delivers right at this particular moment in time. There is just the one additional template for immediate use, with the promise of more to come. For the money, I would expect an additional 4-5 templates added before my recurring payment goes out again.
As of August 8th, 16:00hrs GMT, OptimizePress 2.0 has received another minor update to fix minor bugs – Version 2.0.4.
Whilst I have not found any bugs myself, it is good to see that James Dyson and the team are committed to getting OptimizePress 2.0 absolutely perfect. Though, I expect nothing less from him.
I have also submitted a huge Optimizepress 2.0 Review to The Warrior Forum.
OptimizePress 2.0 Review – Final Thoughts
When I first saw the promotional videos for OP 2.0, my initial thoughts were: ‘No Freakin’ Way! This Looks AWESOME!’
After having spent some time with it, I have come to the following conclusion: ‘No Freakin’ Way! This IS Awesome!’
I absolutely love the ease of use and how easy it is to get to grips with, and I just know I am going to push on and build more and more smart income streams for my business. The built in templates are going to make it an absolute breeze for me to design quick but high converting pages, and the real time editor is a huge improvement over OP 1.0. I really cannot think how James Dyson can improve on this, all you need to do is drag and drop a few elements around, add your graphics and sales text, and you have stunning looking pages.
It is a big thumbs up from me
I really hope you found this OptimizePress 2.0 Review and videos helpful.
What I would ask, if you are going ahead and getting OP 2.0, and you have enjoyed my full on review (a bit too full on, sorry!), and you want to help support the blog, then I would like to ask you to consider using my affiliate link in order to purchase the software. Whether you click through my link, or you go and purchase of your own accord, the price you pay will always be the same. If you do, then I will receive a small commission from James Dyson and the team for recommending the product to you. Thank you so much, in advance. (and a big thanks to those who already have!)
Here is the link: http://www.smartincomedetective.com/optimizepress*
Right, I am off to explore the software a little more, this time I can relax a bit as I don’t have an audience watching over my shoulder!
All the best,
A Very Happy Richard Martin