WordPress Help: How to Create a Clickable Image Widget
First of all, why should you bother to build a blog?
I know a lot of people with small businesses, and Direct Sales Company Distributorships, who rely on social media for marketing. The problem with that is, they don’t own that real estate. Facebook changes, often, and when it happens, it can kill whatever method people are using to market there. The same goes for Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.
I used to teach FB Marketing classes, until the algorithm changed in March 2015, and all but killed Facebook Pages for business. My posts used to be rolled out to 10% of my Page Fans, where more than 1,000 people would see them, and begin to engage. If people “liked” the post, commented, or shared it, Facebook would roll it out to another portion of my Fans. I had reach of around 50,000 people, without “boosting” a any posts. Then, when they changed the algorithm, posts started rolling out to about 0.02% of my Page Fans, making it far less likely that someone would engage with the post.
I already had my website, and email list (thankfully!) and it became very clear to me that I needed to focus more on them, and less on Facebook.
Protect yourself. Protect your business. Build a blog! Ok, on with this post.
How to Create a Clickable Image Widget
What is a clickable image widget?
Look over at the right side of my website. There is a photo of me, that says “Hey, I’m Rebecca”. If you click on it, it will take you to the “About Me” page of my blog.
If you scroll down a little bit, I have a graphic that shows my Toxin-Free Cleaning Guide. Anyone who clicks on that graphic will be taken to a capture page, where they can sign up to receive my free guide.
Those 2 images contain links, so that when someone clicks on them, they are directed to a new page on my blog, or a new website. The images are then placed into a text widget and dragged to a location in my sidebar. If none of this makes sense to you, don’t worry, it will.
In this video I will show you step by step how to add an image widget to your blog, that visitors can click on to get to a new page or site. You can use an image widget to direct people to your “About Me” page, a sales link, your Direct Sales Company website, an opt in for building your email list, or anywhere else you’d like people to visit once they’ve landed on your blog.
Keep watching for more posts in this series.