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Last Update: September 07, 2013

Hi each,

I have with excellent help from Craig, aka Labman, designed my own Header Graphic and would greatly appreciate some feedback from all you pros in here. Novice feedback is of equal importance to me, so if you're feeling generous and can spare me a couple of minutes of your time can you check it out here: http://howtoearnincomeonline.com

Thanks fellow WA'ers

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Jacksdusna Premium
Like you I am a newbie. On your first page I would add 2 - 3 seconds before it fades to the next promotion.
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theuggly Premium
it looks great. What theme did you use? Right now I'm playing with the hero theme trying to figure out the same thing. Any advice?
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GregRobs Premium
Hi, I'm using the Theme Buzz, although I'm thinking of changing it to Optimize Press or something similar.
You can get some great banners and logo's done for you at fivver.com if you're struggling with doing your own.
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DoubleTap Premium
Yup, me too... love the banner!!! Nice job!
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TammyE Premium
I loved the banner! Very professional looking and pleasing to the eyes :-)....impressive website as well. Nice layout! Do you mind if I ask what template you used? Thanks for the inspiration!
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GregRobs Premium
Hey Tammy, thanks for the positive review ;-)
The theme I'm using is pagelines...the free version!
Took the opportunity to follow you also.
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sidekick Premium
That's a great banner! It looks awesome! Good job guys! I know where to come for help! :-)
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GregRobs Premium
Thanks for taking a look at my header Mike, it is appreciated. Don't hesitate to ask if you need the help!
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phope1127 Premium
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phope1127 Premium
I'm amazed at the amount that you've accomplished in such a short time! Wondering if you would be so kind as to give my site a view and help me by making some suggestions. I'm trying to knock out content regularly but have a hard time with the research portion of it all. Any help would be great!
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GregRobs Premium
Hi Paul, thanks for your positive encouragement... though you didn't actually comment on my header which is what this thread was for!!!

I've had a look at your site and agree with Beverley in that the front or home page should have your posts on it... this is the same advice I got from Kyle about my site!!

So you can remove the blog menu entirely, maybe have a "sticky" welcome to my site post (this would then stay above any subsequent posts, and still have your welcome message first).

On your "about me" page, in the second paragraph you write "Thankfully, I think I’ve found the answer to my problems"... I would remove the "I think" to leave I've found the answers!

Other than that for less than a month in the business you're proceeding quite well.
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Kjell Premium
Looks great! And professional, has a pleasing color balance. The Planet indicates that this is a global business etc. I wonder how you did this :)?
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GregRobs Premium
Hey Kjell,
Labman did some training on this, you can check it out here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/best-easy-method-to-create-a-professional-looking-header-for-websites.

I got the world picture from a photo I have the rights to use, I just cut only the world part out, then added it to the banner ( I used: http://pixlr.com to edit this, this is not an affiliate link ;-) it is free to use and is a good tool for editing photos) and I had the logo made at fivver for $5

Hope you find this useful!

Greg
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Kjell Premium
Thanks! Yes, very useful. Thank you again for your help:)
Kjell
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GregRobs Premium
Your welcome Kjell and anytime you need anything don't be afraid to ask me I'll always try to help ;-)
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HelenSarah Premium
Looks very good, the website is great, I am a beginner so I also read your profile story, very impressive what you have achieved in such a short time, if I manage to do that then my dreams will have come true.
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GregRobs Premium
Helen, I'm positive that by following the trainings available here you will realise your dreams.

Greg
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Grippy Premium
Hi Greg a very good job should get you much success Cheers
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GregRobs Premium
Thanks Frank, I really appreciate you taking the time to check out my work and leave me this feedback.
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tas88 Premium
very cool!
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GregRobs Premium
Hey Teresa, thanks, I am loving getting all this feedback, gives me the sense that I am heading in the right direction!
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Jenna7 Premium
I like it . Very nice :)
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GregRobs Premium
Thanks very much Jen, working through WA to accomplish my goals has been a godsend. I feel confident that anyone who follows the trainings found here, and does even just a little every day can't help but succeed.
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dwdad99 Premium
I like it. It looks very appealing.
Good Job,
Dave
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GregRobs Premium
Hi Dave, Always a pleasure to hear positive feedback...took the opportunity to follow you!
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skiergal Premium
Nice looking banner Craig.
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GregRobs Premium
Nice to meet you Terri, and thanks I appreciate your feedback.

I gotta laugh...the amount of times I've been called Craig, if I had a dollar etc

I'm Greg ;-)
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Trialynn Premium
That looks much better than the last one!! Uhmm... one little comment - StrategiesTo be found - Maybe a space between the words? Wishing you the very best!!
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GregRobs Premium
Well spotted Tria, I have just been in to fix that little monster! Thanky
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Shawn Martin Premium
Nice,very nice.
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GregRobs Premium
Thank you Shawn, I appreciate the feedback, Labman did some training on it, I just tried to follow what he shows
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Shawn Martin Premium
Well you did a fine job! Now..... I do need a banner designed for a new site...... :)
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tommydillard Premium
Great job on your website keep up the good work
Tommy
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GregRobs Premium
Thanks muchly, I have every intention ;-)
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Von L Premium
Good job!
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GregRobs Premium
Thank you Von L
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mamalama Premium
Nicely done!
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GregRobs Premium
Thank you Deborah, I love hearing these positive comments!
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brianrob Premium
Wow, That's a killer design you have in there, very professional. It's good that you changed the scoring of wealthy affiliate from 100 to 98, now the scoring looks unbiased. Rob, the price of the left book in recommended books is not printed(sorry if you are working on it:)).
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SRF2013 Premium
Clean, simple and straightforward - I like it! The graphic on the left with the $ in the computer screen - excellent. I'm guessing there are always tweaks one can do to a site, but personally I would say let this one ride for a while. Here's to your unlimited success!!
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GregRobs Premium
Cheers Steve, but I only did the header...I got the logo done on fivver for $5, cool hey!
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breadtalk Premium
from a graphically-challenged person, i'd say i love the utter simplicity, pro look and feel, of your site's header and images, Greg.
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GregRobs Premium
Thanks Maria, if you're thinking of doing your own designs, Labman has done some easy to follow training on the subject. Do a search and it'll show up.
By the way I love the pussy cat, I've seen several members with same icon.
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Hudson Premium
Okay please take this as constructive. For me the content is very good but as a banner it does not stand out from the crisp headlines and images which you have in your blog. My eyes were not drawn to your banner but straight to your blog. This may be fine for you, but for me if I had put a lot of effort into the new banner ( which I assume you have), then I would want it to have a greater effect.
Hudson.
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GregRobs Premium
You see that was what I was hoping for, and yes it took me bloody ages, just to get the colour around the world all the same, I couldn't get Gimp to do what Craig was doing in his walkthrough so I experimented, for ages...left the computer...came back played some more and eventually got it to where it is.
I still prefer this header to the one I paid a massive $5 for at Fivver. At the end of the day it's my content that I want my visitors to look at, so no bad thing if they don't get distracted by pretty graphics. I truly appreciate your time and input on this and will revisit it after I've de-stressed!! lol
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DaveAckerman Premium
Hey Greg. I'm a novice, and I think your header is great, and I'm even more impressed with the name of your website, which I'm very surprised no one else already had.

I like your site layout too. I will refer to it for inspiration.

You've got my vote buddy. It's a big thumbs-up!

Very best wishes - Dave.
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GregRobs Premium
Hey Dave thanks for your vote of confidence. I tried several variations and was also surprised that this name was available.

I almost lost the whole layout..was messing with the theme and the update totally moved all my menus around.

I spent most of the day trying to figure out the premium version of my theme, but gave up...It wasn't very newbie friendly, reverted back to the free version and I'm back in business!
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cyberkenpo Premium
I like the banner, very clean and professional. It feels like the outside area needs a color or image in the background to frame the text.
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GregRobs Premium
Hey Randall, thanks for your input. Damn I only just pressed publish! and here you are giving me feedback. I do love this place ;-)

Do you mean a different background colour in the actual banner ( it took me ages to get it this far! ) or should I maybe frame the text itself?

Took the opportunity to follow you and check out your site, you started end of june this year and already have a site that looks amazing...jealous jealous!

Going back there now to leave you a comment.

Thanks again Randall
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cyberkenpo Premium
Thanks for the comments. I mean the area outside the blog itself. You should always leave the area with text as high contrast to make reading easier. By changing the color outside the blog area itself, I think it forces the attention to the text. Like the way mine has an image surrounding the blog; I think it focuses the attention on the text.
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GregRobs Premium
Oh ok I went back to your site and I see what you mean! It's getting late for me now and the meds are starting to kick in so I'll have a play tomorrow and see if I can't spice it up a bit.

I think I'd better get my FTC disclosure done next as well, I understand they're getting quite hot on that at the moment!
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