Archive for July, 2008

Best Free Handwriting Fonts

I have seen anywhere I found quite by accident doing a search through Google.

See, what happened was….

I discovered this cool new online handwritten font tool at vLetter and planned on using that for making some handwritten signatures and headlines for some upcoming web pages, but found that vLetter converted the written text over to images on a flat white background.

And that just wouldn’t do for me.

I needed something better.

Something I could edit out the rear without having to remove the backgrounds.

So, I went on the hunt for some good, free handwriting fonts.

And I hit the jackpot with FontGarden.com

While the fonts are free to use for any personal pages, you can simply “donate whatever you think commercial use is worth to you”, and then you can also use these beautiful handwritten fonts commercially.

( I’m not sure if you have to donate for every single font you want to use commercially or not, but it would be nice to throw the author a few bucks for each one. Plus, you can always contact the owner and find out. )

Pretty cool, right?

I was amazed at the quality and variety of handwritten fonts. Frankly, I hadn’t seen anything like these anywhere else on the web. To boot, they were all free, right there for the taking, and installing!

Of course, when I found FontGarden.com’s selection, I just had to hop right on here and share it with everyone.

So, if you’ve been looking for some beautiful handwritten fonts, then I highly recommend you visit FontGarden.com and see what’s there.

It’s one resource you will want to bookmark and go back to again and again.

Like Video? Then Check Out VSkinZ

So, I was browsing through the Warrior Forum today and stumbled upon a really superb product.

It’s called “VSkinZ” and is produced by a dude named Darren Kaye. But I’ve only known him by his Warrior username: “graphicsgenie”.

Over the past months, Darren has put out some really amazing stuff. And he truly is a graphics “genie”!

This new product, and I’ll give you a $20 off discount code a little later on, enables you to give your videos a more professional interface making you, your product, and your site, look like a pro at your game.

The examples are out of this world. The best I have seen when it comes to “video skins”.

Take a look for yourself

And, Darren doesn’t just give you 4, like in the examples, but 230 different “skin” styles that you can directly edit inside Photoshop. Say, if you like a certain style, but the color just doesn’t match your existing website. Then you can simply open that bad boy up inside Photoshop and change the color so you get an exact match.

Why would you need something like this?

Well, if you host a lot of videos on your website, and want to make them stand out from the rest of your site content, this would be for you.

Or, if you are someone who makes money selling video tutorials, then this would be the perfect solution to further “showcasing” your example videos. Or actual videos.

This is a really cool package, and I give it two thumbs way up.

With the amount of styles Darren offers in his VSkinZ package, there’s sure to be something that can help you improve your website. Not only in the layout design of presenting your videos, but especially when you are in the market of selling products. Darren claims that improving your video layout designs, that this one simple thing that takes less than 2 minutes to do, can ultimately increase your earnings.

Can it?

It could. But the only way you’ll know for sure is to try it yourself. I imagine it can’t hurt anything.

I know if I saw a site using one of Darren’s VSkinZ designs, I would definitely be more inclined to actually watch the video inside it. And maybe even purchase whatever the site owner was selling just because of the exciting design of the VSkinZ video skin.

Sounds funny, right?

Well, that’s not really a far stretch. People really do make purchases based on looks. That’s why having a jazzed up ebook cover or ebook will help convert “lookers” in to “buyers”. People make a lot of decisions based on first looks. Looks are important to making a sale.

Don’t believe me?

Next time you feel an “urge to splurge” on something, take a few moments to figure out why. The answer may surprise you. When we impulse buy, normally, it’s not because we need the thing, but because we want it. And, often times, it’s because we like the way the product looks. Or, will make us look if we need an ego boost.

Think about it. When someone purchases a new car, what are they buying? Just a simple “mode of transportation that will get them from point A to point B”? Or are they buying a super hot sports car that looks awesome and will make them look cooler while getting them from point A to point B?

Bingo!

There’s your answer :-)

Now, if you haven’t already, visit Darren’s VSkinZ site and check out what he’s got to offer.

And, while your there, put in the following coupon code: WARRIOR

That will knock $20 off your purchase.

I don’t know how long Darren will be accepting the above coupon code, I read it was only for the next 12 purchases, so if you like what you see, and I know you will, then you should pick up Darren’s package before he disables the $20 off code and you’ll only be able to get it by paying full price.

Bonuses?

Yep. Darren gives you some really good ones with the package. I won’t tell you what they are, you’ll just have to go and see them for yourself.

But, I will tell you this….

You will NOT be disappointed with Darren’s VSkinZ package. It is a super solution for those that want to spruce up the way they present their videos to the World!

The last thing I’ll say is that VSkinZ is a really well put together package worth the small cost that could improve your earnings bottom line. And it will most definitely attract more attention to your videos and your website by using them.

Yes, it has taken me almost an entire month to put this new package out on the market.

Why?

Because first, I wanted to be sure that I offered only fresh templates I hadn’t done or seen anywhere else.

And second, because I’ve been working on the EZebt Membership site I mentioned in an earlier post — which has probably scooted down beneath this one — and it’s been a true labor intensive project. Suffice it to say that there is much more content to add than I originally anticipated.

Thirdly, because I’m working on a website I’m eventually putting up for sale here, and that’s taking some time away as well.

So, I guess you could say the real reason why it’s taken so long to release EZebt Package 6 is due to over-multi-tasking.

But anyway, let’s get to the good stuff…..

What’s Inside The New Package?

  • 38 New & Exciting .ODT ebook template designs in a Variety of Colors & Styles
  • .PSD & .JPEG Files for Each ebook template style
  • 5 “Quick Start” Videos that shows you step-by-step how to edit the templates from start to finish
  • Full Master Resale Rights to the Entire Package
  • A Pre-Designed Sales Kit for easier reselling
  • A PDF “Your Rights” License file to keep for your records

I think that’s about it.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention….

The file size of this package is HUGE!!! That’s mainly due to the videos, but the grand total is a whopping 442 MB and so it will definitely take some time to download. Just a “heads up” for those interested in getting the package.

Wanna See What The Templates Look Like?

Here’s a “teaser” image for you….

And, to be clear, there are 3 other styles and plenty of different color schemes. In fact, here’s another little tid-bit for you to chew on…..

The actual “special deal page” has lots more screen shots of the templates and the color schemes. You can find that link below….

But….

Right now, I’m offering EZ ebook template package #6 at a very special discounted rate for the first 25 that snatch it up.

What’s The Deal?

Simply put, you can purchase the all new EZ ebook template package #6 for a one time payment of $21.97

But ONLY FROM THIS LINK And Only For The Next 25 People

After that, you will only be able to purchase it for the normal price of $37 from a link I will post once the first 25 packages are gone.

Why Am I Posting This Here?

Well, with the addition of the super terrific, and helpful, 5 “Quick Start” Videos, I want to get this package into as many hands as I can so that all those that make it to the “25 only” list can spread the videos around and make using my template packs that much easier.

Why not just post the videos on here for free then?

Um, because it took a damn long time to make them first of all.

And secondly, because being part of the EZ ebook template pack 6, they come with Master Resale Rights too. It wouldn’t be right to just give them away when others would have to pay to view, and/or resell them.

What Happens If I Can’t Purchase The Pack At The Special Discount Price?

If you try to purchase at the special discount price above, and the order link doesn’t work, well, sorry, but you missed out this time around and will have to purchase at the regular price.

Bummer :-(

Maybe you’ll catch the next package :-D

Okay, that’s it for now. Hopefully I’ll have some more tutorials and free templates to upload in the next week or so.

And, I will definitely be putting up some more freebie tools you can use since I found quite a few more.

Until then, stay safe and beautify your World!

Private Membership Section Coming Soon

I am kicking around the idea of starting up a paid members only section that will include fresh ebook templates, new backgrounds to use, tools, videos, tutorials, etc.

The ebook templates will come with Master Resale Rights and some of the other content, may or may not come with the same rights (or better rights). I haven’t decided just yet. But, I do know this….

All the content included will NOT be found anywhere else except inside the paid members only section. That is a definite!

So far, it’s breaking down to including the following:

  • Fresh Ebook Templates Added As They Are Created Each Month — No Exact Time Frame Set Except For Adding Monthly Templates
  • Pre-Built Website Template Set For Each Ebook Template That Matches The Ebook Design
  • Exclusive Backgrounds To Use Within Your Own Ebook Designs
  • Ecover Actionscripts That Can Be Added
  • Original Photoshop Brush Sets For Photoshop 7 and Up You Can Use Commercially Without Restrictions
  • Blank eCover Designs
  • Any Additional Tools To Help In Ebook Creation & Designing I Can Think Up or Get Hold Of
  • Video Tutorials For Easier Learning That Holds Your Hand
  • In Depth Written Tutorials For Using Certain Advanced Ebook Template Designs Found Within The Members Only Section

I have already set up the section and will be working on getting things finished up and decide what I’m going to put inside there.

The basis of the membership site is to provide more useful content for exclusive members only that are willing to pay for the content.

Anyhow, if you’d like to see the test site, you can check it out below:

EZ Membership Site Test Run

Again, it’s gonna take me a few weeks to get everything situated and in place, but in the meantime, if you have any feedback, please do comment here so I can take all your suggestions into consideration before going officially “live” with the members only section :-)