Create A Website Welcome Mat

Recently I’ve been noticing several websites are using a visual referred to as a “Welcome Mat”. It’s the first image you see and it often has an opt-in and.or a promotional AD.

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I like the effect. It’s bold, in your face, and elicits an immediate response from the viewer.

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So I looked around. Neil Patel offers the “Hello Bar” and this “Welcome Mat” is an option. There’s also Sumome which for $20.00 a month you can create a “Welcome Mat”.

I thought, what do I already have that I could simulate the same thing. Ah HA! I remembered the plugin I have, Instabuilder, and wondered if I could create something similar similar – and it could. Will it have all the “bells and whistles”? No. Bit it has the same feel, I can change it, link it to any page, etc. So I think there’s a lot of flexibility.

I show you how in this video.

Here’s an image of my “Welcome Mat”

Lesly's Welcome Mat

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Cool, yes? Love figuring things out link this …

Hope you can use this idea if it works for you! Comment below …

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Lesly Federici is a Registered Nurse turned Community and Affiliate Marketer. She is the CEO of the Power Affiliate Club, and known as the "Artistic Affiliate". She enjoys helping people learn, create, and manage the blogging experience. She's also an Artist and Author. Lesly believes the best opportunities in life are those self generated. Be sure to reach out to Lesly as she would love to hear from you ...

23 Responses

  1. Hi Lesly,
    Visiting this article for the third time now. Can you tell I like Instabuilder?
    Have my new site up now and have used my instabuilder plugin to create a welcome mat. It’s the first thing people see if I give the domain name. The reason for that is to get them on my email list so I offer a report that I created but if they don’t wish to do that right away there is a link that is VERY visible to the rest of the site. Inside if they like what they see they can sign up to my optin. Can really get creative with this and change it anytime. Will be using the stats as well . Thanks again for the cool video.

  2. Another amazing video and concept Lesly. I have been noticing the welcome mats on various sites. It’s a great idea I think.

    I appreciate that while you are showing a step-by-step in the video, I like that you discuss the options and then give your opinion, which is important to me. It helps people get to know you and why you have chosen what you have chosen.

    Great job!


  3. Hello Hussain,
    Welcome! Glad you enjoyed the video. I’m always looking for ways to use the tools that I have which can be very cost effective … You don’t need to buy all the bells and whistles… thank you for your visit, appreciate it πŸ™‚

  4. Hussain says:

    Great video Lesly,
    Great tool too, it helps those who want to build their mailing list a lot.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Just wanted to say that a further to my post I am starting a new blog and I can’t wait to play with this awesome plug in Instabuilder. I feel like a kid on Christmas morning lol Thanks again for the info and the video.

  6. Hi Viki,
    Welcome back and thank you. I always look for tools that can be easily used and not expensive… πŸ™‚

  7. Hello Lesly thanx for you great efforts on sharing such a wonderful tips… I will certainly work on it.

  8. Hello Rocky!
    How are you and very nice to meet you! You’re right. It is a trend to go BOLD … and I’m glad this was a helpful post for you. When you have the right tools you can do some great things without spending a fortune. What;s your website so I can come visit?

  9. Hello Lesly,

    The welcome mat seemed like something to be trend among bloggers and online marketeers in coming days. So, I am certainly going to work on it for my new site. Thanks for the tips and essential infos.

  10. Hello Rajendra,
    Welcome and thank you for commenting. Yes, I follow Neil Patel and have gotten great ideas from him… come back again..

  11. Hi Ikechi,
    Yes, very easy and you can do lots with it … promote, post a favorite quote, add a video .. endless ideas.. glad you liked it! When you have the right tools .. you can do many things πŸ™‚ Always wonderful to see you visiting .. thank you πŸ™‚

  12. ikechi says:

    Hi Lesly

    Thank you for sharing how to create a Welcome Mat. I never knew this was easy. What a cool video. Thanks

  13. Hi,
    Thanks a ton for sharing this valuable words. I like your article very much because I follow Mr. Nail Patel from startings. Please keep posting and sharing for futures.

  14. Lesly,

    This is a great lead. I just need a dang computer at home.

  15. Hey Barrie,
    I know … when I figured out how to do this with this plugin I was thrilled .. so if you get it, have fun with it. Lots you can do …

  16. Hey Kathryn,
    I love this plugin. There are so many things you can do with it. Glad you liked the video and gave you some ideas πŸ™‚ Wonderful to see you visiting… Thanks

  17. Hi Lesly,
    Thanks so much for this video. I actually have Instabuilder and will
    be using it in the future in a new blog. I love all the features you listed and especially, I liked the welcome mat feature. Gets me excited about setting up a new blog soon with this great plugin.

  18. Barrie Evans says:

    This is a very cool tool. Thanks for this Lesly.

  19. Hi Lesly mam
    Yeah, this is amazing. I see that instabuilder is also paid, not free.
    I thought people are doing this with instapages or leadpages. Wow, you did it. your welcome mat is looking very nice.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great day

  20. This is something that I am working on for my new site. The timing is impeccable. Thank you for the helpful tips.

  21. Hi Mandy,
    Yea, some of them don’t do much, and at times a pain to get out of. But for me it’s a change and a way to put something important up front. We’ll see. I neglected this blog for the other one.. I think this one is more important …. always wonderful to see you visiting …

  22. Paula says:

    I like the effect. It’s bold, in your face, and elicits an immediate response from the viewer.

    Yes it is and I still would like a 3d or hologram effect

  23. Mandy Allen says:

    Yes, very cool! Very good tool you have there too. I love this blog, hope your rank goes way up!

    So, a welcome mat, I have some difficulty with the ones that don’t really have anything on them, they’re just there because someone thought they would put them there but don’t use them for anything constructive. I’ve seen some that are just a graphic and say ‘to enter the site click here’. I don’t really see the point of that. But I can see the benefit of a good one for sure!

    Enjoy the journey!

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