Ok, with the recent launch of Omar and Melinda's AWESOME Buzzinar, I thought I'd write a post that basically explains a little about sales funnels to show you why they are so important and how they can build you Ever Growing, Evergreen Income Streams!
So where do you start?
First, you need to understand that a sales funnel is more like an ongoing process of turning your leads into buyers, rather than simply buying or not buying whatever it is you are offering.
For example, let's say you are selling a product/service, without a funnel in place your prospect will either buy or not buy and that's where it ends!
However, if you do have a funnel in place that is only the beginning, for the same amount of traffic you are going to get a LOT more return for your efforts.
Here's an example of a funnel you could initiate that will DRAMATICALLY increase your conversions:
1. Rather than sending your traffic to a sales page you could send them to a squeeze page, possibly offer a free gift that is related to your product/service in return for their name and email. This gives you the opportunity to sell to your prospect at a later date, possibly multiple times. So even if they don't buy today you have the chance that they will at a later date.
Be sure to only ever offer high quality gifts, we've all got far too much crap on our hard drives!
2. Now you can send your leads to your sales page for your product/service, they still can only buy or not buy, but this time if they don't buy you still have them on your list, so you can possibly sell to them again at a later date.
3. If your prospect does buy, you can now offer them a higher priced second offer (this is an upsell), products/services that are related to your initial product work best, possibly an upgrade or advanced version.
4. At this stage you could possibly add another third offer if they purchase your second offer.
5. If they decline the higher priced second offer then you can now offer them a lower priced offer from that page (this is a downsell), again, keep this related to your initial offer, possibly a reduced/lite version.
6. Once your prospect has purchased, be sure to add them to another list, this is your buyers list, the most important list you can have!
If you follow these steps to initiate a Sales Funnel then you will increase your sales/optins exponentially.
Of course this is just one way you can initiate a sales funnel to DRAMATICALLY increase your conversions, if you are going to initiate your own sales funnel, then the best advice I can offer you is to grab Omar and Melinda's Buzzinar, this gives you everything you need in simple to follow, step by step videos, as well as loads of ready made HTML templates, WordPress themes and plugins that will make your life a LOT simpler with sales funnels!
In fact it's that good I even offered a MASSIVE bonus for anyone who grabs it from my link, check it out here.
I hope this helps you understand the IMPORTANCE of sales funnels.
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Just a real quick post here to announce the winner of my blog post highlights from 2011.
First, I would like to thank everybody who took the time to read and reply to my highlights of 2011 blog post, it was nice to get to know you a little better and also help out wherever possible
As promised, I made the draw live on video, you can checkout and see if you won here:
BIG congratulations to the winner, as soon as you send me your Paypal email I'll send you the cash!
Thanks again to everybody, I'll try my very best to keep helping out in 2012.
Have a great 2012 everybody!
I'm always being asked for additional ways to generate traffic, so I thought I'd create a short video showing a different way that you can Utilize and Benefit from what I call "Lost Traffic". I'm sure you've actually been one of those 'lost visitors' yourself, I know I have many, many times!
In the video, I'll show you exactly how YOU can Utilize and Benefit from this really simple technique. You can also implement it multiple times, for greater success.
I'll also provide you with all the 'easy edit' pages that you need to implement this.
Checkout the video here:
You can download the package I talk about in the video HERE, no optin or anything required, just a zip file download.
I know a lot of people charge for this kind of content, so they may not like this, but I always try to help out as much as I can, so I'm GIVING you everything totally FREE as a subscriber of mine.
If you like the video and the package then please leave a comment.
Also, if you need even MORE traffic, then checkout the BRAND NEW Automatic Auction Traffic, it REALLY will help you to maximize your eBay store and drive AUTOMATIC traffic to your cash generating offers.
Please don't forget to share and comment, even if you just want to say hi!
[EDIT] Oh, I have had a few people asking if they can use this video on their blogs, so here is the youtube version - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa44wvoLubk
All I ask is that you link back to my blog to download the package!
Firstly let me apologize for my lack of posts lately, if you have been following me on Twitter or Facebook then you'll know I've been really busy, buy hey, that's no excuse, so I'm going to try to rectify this with some quality posts that will REALLY help you out over the next few weeks!
Now let's get down to business... So just how safe is YOUR business?
Well, I'm sure nobody can say anything is 100% safe in this day and age, but there are certain things we can do to make things a little safer!
The most important bit of advice I can possibly give to anyone is 'don't rely on ONE SINGLE INCOME STREAM'
For example, what would happen if that income stream all of a sudden stopped? You would be left high and dry, that's what!
Don't think it can't happen to you , as it has happened to MANY people in this business, remember the eBay digital delivery ban for example, this put literally 1000’s of digital product sellers out of business within a matter of days!
I know it's easy to get a little complacent when you have found a way to generate an income online, you may just think you can rely on that income forever, but nothing is forever and you would be naive to think that you are safe in this day and age.
I'm not saying you should start to panic or worry about your current business, far from it, I never think you should worry, it will only make things worse. What I am saying is that you should do something about it SOONER rather than LATER!
I have created a short video that will explain a little more, please watch the video and let me know your opinion on this.
Even if you don't have an opinion on this, at least say hi... It's been a while!
Here's the link mentioned in the video to the FREE webinar with me and John.
Don't forget to send a short comment and let me know what you think.
Also, hit the 'Like' button below and the 'Retweet' button above too please
P.S. Oh, I placed the video on YouTube, so you can feel free to use it on your own blogs or whatever if you like.
P.P.S Don;t forget to checkout our FREE webinar here:
I have had quite a few people ask me how to add a custom optin popup on a website or blog and have it effectively work, so I have created a short video with some additional screenshots that shows exactly how you can do this.
I'm sure we all know the importance of building a list, but just in case you don't, take it from me, it's VERY important! It's also important to utilize every bit of traffic you receive to your website/blog, so if you have an optin form that is not grabbing subscribers attention, then that's nearly as bad as not having one at all.
It really is very simple if you take my advice and use the Aweber method, also, once you have done it once you can use that template for other lists so it's even easier.
I also managed to get a great deal for my subscribers only on a Super High Quality Image to attract those all important subscribers.
The reason I used a very large high quality image was quite simply to attract more subscribers, plus it is a lot harder to miss
Go and take a look at the video and see just how simple it is, please reply to the post if you found it useful.
Aweber Autoresponder - Absolute essential if you want to succeed online!
GFX-1 Graphics - This is a special link for a high quality optin graphic, but there are many other great graphics on there, I use 'Steve' at GFX-1 for just about everything!
First let me say a huge thanks for all of you that shared your 2010 highlights with me.
I really enjoyed reading and replying to the comments, and mostly getting to know you a little more!
I thought I would create a little personal video of me doing the draw for the winner, I thought it would be more exciting
You'll have to watch the video to find out if you were the winner, don't worry, it's only 3 minutes long!