Archive | June, 2010

How To: Make the Switch to the New MyAIMStore Design

Did you hear the news? MyAIMStore has heard your feedback (it is such a good listener) and has implemented changes to make your life easier. A brand, spanking new look, a simpler streamlined Customize section, and support videos galore! Thanks for the feedback, and keep it coming.

Of course, you’re probably here for that New Look information. And I can’t blame you. I would want to have this new MyAIMStore design on my site, too. In fact, I think I’ll follow along to learn how.

To Switch Or Not To Switch

That is the question, although it’s not really a question for a lot of you. Those using Theme One for their MyAIMStore website need do nothing in order to reap the goodness of the new look. Since Theme One was the default theme of MyAIMStore, it is simply being replaced. No extra work necessary.

For those operating with Theme Two or Theme Three, you can make the change whenever you are ready (or we can help, just e-mail us). The plan is to slowly phase out Themes Two and Three, but no hurry. I like to let the idea of change settle in before I do anything, too.

How To Switch

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Super Simple Six-Minute Set-Up

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Alliteration aside, getting your MyAIMStore website set-up the way you want it is easier than you might think. Unless you think it will take two minutes, in which case you are mistaken.

To prep yourself for the Super Simple Six-Minute Set-Up (SSSS for short), all you need is a clear head, a quiet mind, and six minutes of time. Oh, and a computer.

Gentlemen and ladies, start your stopwatches!

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How To: Add A Personal Photo

Site looking a bit sterile? A personal photo may be just the flair you need.

The Quick Way

Adding a photo is one of the built-in features of the MyAIMStore websites. We want to make it as easy as possible on you. Follow these three steps to get your photo up and active:

  1. Log in to your website and click Customize.
  2. Scroll down to the Featured Image section, and click Upload.
  3. Find your photo on your computer, select it, and click Open.

MyAIMStore handles the rest.

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Getting to Know Your MyAIMStore Dashboard

As soon as you log in to your site, you will land on a page packed with information, links, widgets, doo-hickeys, and a whole lot of consternation. It could be confusing. It will probably be overwhelming. But working your way through this newfound wilderness is totally worth it.

The MyAIMStore Dashboard is your friend. And he has connections.

 

  1. The Menu (1). Though not as exciting as a Cheesecake Factory menu but a whole lot more exciting than an HMO pricing menu, the Dashboard’s Menu is your one-stop shop for navigating through your MyAIMStore options. The menu will always be on the left side of the page from now to forever, so you always have a means of getting around.Also of note, the Customize link lives here. This link is where you edit your site’s look and feel. You will get to know it dearly.
  2. MyAIMStore Blog Tips (2). Hey, that link goes to this site! Semi-regularly I post tips and hints and how tos on getting the most from your MyAIMStore site. You can keep abreast of all that simply by checking this part of your Dashboard page.
  3. Sales and Signups (3). Check in on the progress of your site by logging on to AIM’s corporate website to see your sales and sign ups that have occurred through your MyAIMStore.
  4. Visit Site (4). This link takes you to your website’s homepage.
  5. Right Now section (5). For bloggers only, you can see a snapshot of the activity on your posts and pages.
  6. QuickPress (6). Again for bloggers only (man, those guys are needy), QuickPress is a quick-and-dirty means of posting blog entries to your site.

If you have only read one thing I wrote this entire post, I hope it was this: The Customize link is in your Dashboard’s left-side Menu.

How To: View Your MyAIMStore Website

Congratulations, MyAIMStore Member! You have a website, and it is awesome. But don’t take my word for it. See for yourself by visiting your site and having a look around.

Getting There From The Internet

Grab Your Site’s Address

First things first, you are going to need to have your site’s web address handy. This is the address that begins with http://myaimstore.com/ and ends with your storename. For instance, mine is http://myaimstore.com/keeeeeeeeeevan. Yours is probably something easier to remember.

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How To: Log In to Your MyAIMStore Website

MyAIMStore websites could have all the customization in the world and it wouldn’t matter one bit if you could never get into your website to do anything about it. Logging in is an inalienable right of MyAIMStore ownership. Follow these instructions to ex- ex- exercise that right.

Log In Through Your Homepage

The easiest, simplest, straightforwardest way to log in is by web surfing your way to your MyAIMStore homepage. For instance, mine is http://myaimstore.com/keeeeeeeeeevan. Yours probably has fewer e’s. Need some extra help? Try this How To post on for size.

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Tour MyAIMStore

MyAIMStore is the website solution for AIM Members. Take a look around at some of its best features.

Want to get a website of your own? Sign up for a FREE site with your AIM membership.

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