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I want to share with all of you some of the products and services we utilize here at the Female Wrestling Channel.
Listed below are things that may prove useful for industry producers, models, and fans alike.
We process with Paypal here at the FWC for a number of reasons.
Paypal keeps your information on file with them within your account. What this means for you, is that your credit card number will not be revealed over the web during transactions. This helps cut down on fraud. And, with most Paypal purchases you are covered on fraud protection.
Paypal also offers buyer protection. On certain transactions, you can dispute the payment if the seller did not do as described and often get your money back when you otherwise may have had little recourse.
Once you have a verified Paypal account, you can purchase all kinds of things online through Paypal as many businesses offer it now as a checkout option. You can use money that you have in your Paypal account, you can use a debit or credit card that you store on your Paypal account, or you can link your bank account. Any of these options will allow you to purchase through the Female Wrestling Channel and other businesses on the web that offer Paypal as a checkout option as well.
Through Paypal, we can accept 25 currencies securely from 203 markets at the time of this posting. “Wow” is right. For businesses that do a lot of volume through Paypal, they offer Paypal Working Capital to those who qualify. These loans are not based on your credit, they are based on your sales. Paypal is close to having 200 million accounts at the time of this posting if they have not already exceeded it.
You can get a free Paypal Debit Mastercard so you can use the funds in your account anytime. And, you receive 1 percent back on eligible purchases when using the card as a “credit” at checkout rather than a “debit” where you enter in your pin number. There have been many times one of our ladies needed money on the spot. With Paypal, they can have access to funds within seconds simply by sending money from our account to theirs. Monroe Jamison and I use our Paypal Debit cards religiously.
By creating a customer account on this website and by checking out with Paypal you will have a seamless (and quick) experience anytime you want to login and purchase anything from us without having to pull out your debit or credit card.
For the first 20 people that sign up through the following link – you and I both will earn $5 from Paypal when you make your very first purchase – CLICK HERE
Many ladies and companies in the industry use hotels when they engage in mixed wrestling matchups with fans or sometimes when they have a 1 off match against another lady in the industry. In our experience, it’s very hard to find a large hotel room big enough for our 10 X 10 mats, and even when many do, it’s a “look over your shoulder” type of thing because a lot of times these models and producers do not clear things with the hotel ahead of time.
What we do is use AirBNB.
We will use their search function and will look for places that are checked “suitable for events”. We often check other things as well, such as to see if they have high speed internet, parking on premises, how close they are to subways for our customers, and things of that nature. For those of you who like to take your pets on trips, you can search for that as well.
I always send an email to the hosts ahead of time letting them know exactly what we will be doing, how many people will be staying, how many guests we expect, and so on. We only book after we have approvals and have explained things in full.
It’s a much better experience for our customers, because we only engage in situations where we can rent the entire house, rather than a shared room. And, we also make sure ahead of time that they have ample room for our 10 foot by 10 foot wrestling mats. This prevents ankles from flying into TV’s, and crowded spaces, as you need a good amount of room to perform in a proper competitive wrestling matchup.
Are you traveling somewhere this year for business or pleasure? Use THIS LINK and we will receive $40 when you take your first trip of $75 or more. And, we will get an additional $75 in credit when you welcome your first guest who signs up and does the same. Easy way to support us here at the Female Wrestling Channel if you are a traveler who is looking for more comfortable lodgings for yourself and your family.
Insightly is one of the most important tools we use. It’s our second brain in a way. It’s an online database system where we keep track of all of our customers, organizations, opportunities, projects, leads, keep track of our scheduling, and more.
In the early days of the Female Wrestling Channel we were doing everything on a computer notepad program. Notes upon notes, and it was really easy to forget things with a system such as this. With Insightly, all of our customers are in front of us. We use the tags feature so we know what our customers like. Some love Scarlett Squeeze. Some love the bodyscissors submission. Some like real female vs female wrestling. Some like mixed wrestling. We like to know what states they are in. Using tags and linking relationships among contacts help us keep track of complex projects and arrangements.
And, best of all, we know how to serve our customers because we know what they like. It does take quite a bit of time to get in the habit of putting all of your information in a CRM like Insightly, but the good news is that it will make money for you again and again in the short and long term in many ways.
Give Insightly a try. You can even get started for free. If you use THIS LINK you will get a $10 discount when you start service with them. We will get a $25 referral for doing so.
Fiverr started out as a service where people would perform services for you for $5. It has evolved since it’s inception, as users can charge all types of differing amounts now. However, it’s still a good place to check when you need a very small job done. Often times, I have needed something fixed in WordPress and used people on Fiverr. Our intro and exit videos you see at the beginning and end of our videos at the FWC were also made by folks on Fiverr. There are all kinds of people who will do video editing, voice-overs, fix website issues, and more on their platform.
Give it a look and see if there are services you can purchase for $5 OR services that YOU can offer and make money on as well if you have creative ideas.
Mailchimp is a newsletter service.
Not only are they teaching me more ethical methods in terms of how to collect emails, and when to send them, and how to send them, but the best part, is that for the first time ever I can actually see who opens the emails and how many of the emails are getting opened.
– For instance, what subject lines are working?
– Which ones are not?
– Are people even reading the emails I send out?
Learn more about Mailchimp by CLICKING HERE.
Do you want a website? Do you have one now? I highly recommend using WordPress to showcase your website. It’s probably the single best content management system out there right now. Many people think of it simply as a “blog”, but it does way, way more than that nowadays.
It’s fairly simple to learn and use. The majority of people who use WordPress are not web designers or programmers. The best part? It’s open source. It’s free to download, play around with, modify, whatever. The greatness of it being open source is that you can find all kinds of people on the internet to help you fix and improve things. Fiverr mentioned above is a great place for help.
There are thousands of free templates to choose from so you can find the right look and feel for your site. If you can’t, that’s no problem. Consider buying your themes from Elegant Themes like we do here at the Female Wrestilng Channel. More on that below.
Your WordPress website will need a hosting provider. We recommend WP Engine. More on them below.
Plugins are a big part of WordPress as well. There are all kinds of free ones. And, there are a lot of good paid ones as well. We will showcase plugins such as Pretty Link and WooCommerce below so you understand what plugins can do for your website.
Having a website requires two main components. You must have a content management system such as WordPress above. Secondly, you have to “host” the website somewhere. This could be a server at your own home or business if you have the technical knowledge. If you do not, you will need to pay for monthly hosting.
We recommend WP Engine.
Thrive amid high-traffic demands, suddenly changing markets, and unforeseen conditions. Create robust and reliable websites with direct SFTP, Git version control, built-in CDN, enhanced security, and one-click staging and restore. They have a full time engineering staff and a dedicated labs team. An unmanaged server can easily be exploited by hacks. It’s worth outsourcing in our opinion if you don’t have the knowledge and experience.
You can call, chat, or email them through support 24 hours per day – 7 days per week. I have routinely had them take care of things at 1am in the morning and they always do so with ease and speed in our experience.
They host WordPress sites only. The “WP” in WP Engine stands for “WordPress”. Thus, all of their resources and knowledge are dedicated to WordPress websites only. They know their stuff!
Move your current website or start a new one with them now at THIS LINK.
One of the best things I did at the end of 2016 was to get WooCommerce installed on this website.
It’s essentially a shopping cart. But, it’s really increased our sales, as customers can order multiple things at one time upon checkout. When a customer orders a download on this website it is emailed to them. If they create a customer account on this website, they can log in at anytime and access their purchased downloads.
It has a lot of bells and whistles. I like the simplicity of Woocommerce, but what I don’t like currently is that they have all kinds of plugins you need to buy for functionality. For instance, I’m looking to upgrade my current membership software, but it’s going to cost me $200+ to do so with these folks as I have to purchase additional plugins to do it.
With that said, it’s probably worth the investment. They are constantly improving upon the product and it’s constantly getting new bells and whistles.
If you are running a WordPress website, consider WooCommerce for your checkout needs AT THIS LINK.
Pretty Link has been a very important WordPress plugin since I first found it a few years ago. It allows to redirect links on the website AND rename the URL’s.
Download Pretty Link for Free and consider Pretty Link Pro at THIS LINK.
I hope you found some of the products and services we utilize useful.
If you enjoyed this, I might do another series like this in the future on products and services we utilize.
– Ringo –
DISCLAIMER: Some of the products and services on this page pay us a profit or give us a credit if you do business through some of the links above. With that said, I only post links to companies and products I trust.