I Am Passionate About Blogging, but I Know Only the Basics of Coding
If you are a regular reader, you know that I love to try new apps and powerful tools. I am picky about the ones that I incorporate into my regular writing workflow.
For me, acquiring new apps is like a child discovering brand new toys under the tree at Christmas.
When I was 5, I finally received the toy I had wanted for a whole year, an Etch-a-Sketch hidden beneath some of the green branches. Pure Adrenaline!
The shiny red frame and futuristic white knobs were fun and useful at the same time, and they entertained me for years.
Well, I have discovered my Etch-a-Sketch app, and the platform is both entertaining and powerful. And, I can't resist writing about the POWr tools I have been using for the last 6 months.
I am a critical reviewer, but you'll find that I write this critique as if I were an excited 5-year-old, gushing over his new toy.
With all the stress, pressure, and time constraints that you confront daily as a blogger and business owner, the POWr Team earns you money and peace of mind. No other tool beats the pricing of POWR, the aesthetics of design, the ease of use, and the immensity of the plugin library.
You are now free from the far more expensive work of a custom web designer, and you are winning new traffic and clients that pay for your work and make the price of POWr tiny. You made an investment, and it returned big time. You can even start for free, but you'll immediately be tempted to upgrade for a negligible cost.
I hope to help you see why I am so excited about POWr and why I think you will benefit as well. So let's jump in and take a look at some of the awesome features.
1. The Thrill of Discovering the Perfect Design Tools to Develop Your Site
If you look around my website and even in this article, you'll find that my design is reinforced with POWr plugins. They improve and build upon the features Weebly offers, and the plugins are far easier to use.
These tools empower my site aesthetically and allow my to have features that only a programming ninja could pull off.
According to Ben Ross, Co-Founder and CTO of POWr:
POWr is a fast, intuitive set of web tools for anyone building or managing a website. We make over 50 different tools for every possible situation.
The visual appeal, ease of use, and wide variety of tools give me an adrenaline rush, just like that five-year-old kid in my memories. I can work efficiently with POWr and have fun while I do it.
2. The Entrepreneurial Spirit in POWr's Vision and Mission
When I decide to establish a long-term connection with an organization, I closely review its website and vision. I look for passion with a clear direction that captures the values of the people behind the website.
In the video below, Co-Founder Ben Ross presents, to a Berkeley audience, a powerful overview of POWr's direction. He describes a revolution in website design. As he speaks, you can feel the entrepreneurial energy that feeds his vision for POWr.
3. Simple Creation on the POWr.io Website and on Your Own Site
For bloggers who are not programmers, simplicity usually determines whether a tool is brought onboard. As Ross briefly mentioned, POWr focuses on creating plugins with complex coding that are easy to use. They do the difficult programming, and all you have to do is decide on design features.
Whether creating your email sign-up form or pulling in a social media feed, the plugins provide the complex coding that makes professional sites look great. POWr fills a niche that helps bloggers in elaborate website design, without bogging down your workflow. They take care of the power tools and apps so that you can spend time writing and developing content.
4. Integrates with Every Website Platform
So, regardless of your platform, you are guaranteed to find plugins.
5. The Support You Need to Be Successful
POWr creates a tutorial for each plugin they generate, and a massive library is now available to guide you in implementing each tool. You'll find instructions for each tool, specifically for your platform.
POWr also provides a knowledge database and online support, including live chat on their website.
6. The Ease and Speed Embedding Your Plugins
For bloggers, time is a valuable commodity, and many products end up costing rather than saving time for writing. You can have powerful design and features that speed up your blogging process rather than slow you down.
7. The Freedom to Edit on the POWr Site or on Your Live Site
Take a moment to check out the image slider below. I constructed and designed it with a POWr plugin, and the images are screenshots of the plugin gallery, my own personal library, and the front page of the POWr website. I can complete al the design manipulations I need live on my site. I'll show an example below.
8. The Impressive Array of Features You Can Manipulate to Get the Plugin Looking Just Perfect
For my ZipMinis site, I control everything on site after I insert the plugin. In this photo, the gear icon appears in the upper right corner for me, but it is not seen by visitors here, but I see it on my end. I click the icon on this site, from my computer, and a pop-out window sits on top of my browser window, and I can tweak the design on the fly.
I can only describe the process as magic because I don't know how it works, other than it involves complex programming that I don't have to mess with.
9. The Framework for Ecommerce and Monetization of Your Site
10. POWr Plugins Are Superior to Alternatives
Some of the drag and drop apps I have available on my platform are simple and lack aesthetics in design, but the POWr Form Builder has brilliant features that are superior to the skeleton form I can create in Weebly.
I love the ease of my platform, but POWr fills in the gaps that Weebly leaves in their tools. Look at the bottom of this post for an example of the powerful design features in the custom email list form.
11. POWr Decreases Your Stress and Saves Time
I save time using POWr, and I have become a design expert. I hunted several years for a free or inexpensive plugin to produce some high quality email form list builders, without any luck. I failed until I found POWr.
12. A Few of the Most Powerful Plugins
13. The Key Player's Views on Education and Individual Motives
14. Fast Loading Plugins on Site
The coding on the embeds they create is slick, both on the back end and the front. Both Josh and Ben are programmers and designers, a couple of the best I've seen, and the result is super fast loading plugins that do not glitch.
15. Premium Products Without the High Price Tag
With POWr, you are in charge of pricing, and you can change your package at any time. They offer their free package as a benefit to the community of bloggers and website owners, and it is a generous gift. There are also 3 upgrade options, depending on how many Plugins you use. All upgrades can be purchased in the POWr Editor:
16. Integrates MailChimp and Fantastic to Create Customizable Forms for Strong Email Campaign
17. A Strong Affiliate Program for Bloggers
Interested bloggers and website owners will be excited to learn more about POWr's generous affiliate program. Sloan Wilson, the Team's Affiliate Program Manager, now heads partnerships with bloggers and websites, and he is great to work with.
The compensation in this partnership is another way POWr helps people who want to monetize their site. To get started as an affiliate, follow this link.
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