Go High Level Marketing Software Changing The Game

Go High Level Marketing Software Changing The Game

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How Go HighLevel Got My Attention

I first came across the company known as Go HighLevel when I was looking at moving away from Salesforce back in early 2019. My focus task at hand was to be reviewing and creating a matrix of potential CRMs to replace Salesforce but I was only a quarter of the way through my task when I stumbled across GHL (Go HighLevel).

 My frustration was fumbling through 6 different softwares, trying to reconcile leads and connect integrations and zaps between softwares it was quite a clunky mess. I move fast and cover a lot of ground, when I need to use multiple software the term fast doesnt make sense. Using Ontraport was a painful experience for such a popular name brand in CRM software it was a clunky dinosaur in my opinion. 

The moment I picked up GHL I was impressed by the sheer ease of use and vast feature set that allowed me to do everything software like ClickFunnels and Ontraport did but for less of an expense and all in one.

 

Why You Should At Least Consider This SaaS Product

The features are a plenty and they cover so much ground you can cancel a lot of now redundent softwares. Thanks to Go High Level you can run a all in one marketing software that just gets sales. A lot of care and thought has gone into this software to make it a full funnel marketing platform.

Some Key Highlights:

  • Builds landing pages & websites
  • Builds connected integrated sales funnels
  • Email marketing at your finger tips
  • SMS two way messaging built in
  • Paid ad campaign reporting 
  • Local SEO reporting and linkbuilding options
  • Lead capture forms & quizzes
  • Intelligent tagging and triggers
  • Inbuilt automation to the likes of Zapier
  • CRM lead pipeline  board
  • Sales Funnel visulisation dashboard
  • Sub accounts for franchises or agencies

There are possibly another 40 features I could rattle off to impress you but these are the main ones that grabbed my attention. Having all this on one easy to use platform is nuts. An entire business can be managed from this software with ease and another win is that you can manage teams in here as well. I love this feature and how granular the controls are for permissions of access. 

 

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What Does Go HighLevel Cost?

The interesting thing about GHL that many competitors can not hold a candle in comparison is the limitations. For the price of subscription a lot of competitors put limits on plans, where Go High Level shines is the lack of limits placed on subscribers.

Monthly $99.00 USD or $297.00 USD

 

What Subscription Plans Does High Level Offer?

There are several plans available for subscribers to Go High Level.

Light Plan for $99.00 USD per month.

Full Plan for $297.00 USD per month.

Software SaaS Plan for $497.00 USD per month.

There are also some community marketplace subscriptions available as well that make the software even more powerful as if it was not the number 1 software already.

 

 

 How Go High Level Compares To The Other Tools

GHL pricing sheet

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How Does The Price of Go HighLevel Compare To ClickFunnels?

To be fair ClickFunnels and GHL are on par with each other in terms of pricing per plan. The smaller plans for each are $99.00 USD per month with the next step up plan being a $297.00 USD per month subscription.

The difference comes in limitations. ClickFunnels limits custom domains and email, SMS features but Go High Level does not limit these.

 

How Does The Price of Go HighLevel Compare To Active Campaign?

The price of GHL compares quite well when you weigh up the limits that Active Campaign enforces on its plans. The more list size you have the more you pay and thats fair but Go High Level has said it does not matter how many list size you have its an unlimited number within all plans.

Active  Campaign hasnt budged on the limits. The only innovation on their behalf is they have finally released landing pages as a feature as of December 2020.

 

How Does The Price of Go HighLevel Compare To Ontraport?

I wont even bother comparing the two platforms. My experience with Ontraport is that its an elephant in the CRM jungle. I say elephant because I found it big, chunky also clunky and slow moving. Yes it has some powerful features but while you wait for them to load in just about any other software you could of done 2 to 3 more things while waiting for Ontraport to load.

Ive moved away from Ontraport and to be fair they were the main reason that I went all in on Go HighLevel. I was using Ontraport at the agency and it was a huge headache for all people involved.

After some testing with GHL I put the product pitch to my CEO who was all in and we started migrating away from Ontraport. We now get more done in less time with more options at a fraction of the price.

How Does The Price of Go HighLevel Compare To HubSpot?

You will be pleasantly suprised that Go HighLevel is more customer friendly on price points than HubSpot and it provides far more features. Funny that a smaller lesser known software like Go HighLevel can take the competition right to the big boys like HubSpot and do what they do just as well but put the customer at the forefront of their product.

 

The List of Softwares To Cancel If You Use Go HighLevel

with GHL you can stop these softwares

Go High Level Is Built For Lead Generation

 

The defining function of GHL is that it was built by lead generation marketers for business to master their own lead generation campaigns. With all the bells and whistles that it has the primary function is to make driving leads to an appointment form or calendar super simple.

The scheduling system is quite robust but retain ssimplicity for all levels of expereince to implement the form and calendar. Using a tried and tested process that looks like this:

  1. Traffic campaign
  2. Landing page
  3. Lead form
  4. Calendar schedule booking system
  5. Email follow up system to remind people to show up
  6. Followup emails post attending the appointment

Not rocket science but the number one growth factor for lead generation is this exact step by step approach. What I found really interesting is that the guys behind Go High Level Shaun Clark & Chase Buckner had a lead generation marketing agency and became frustrated with the CRMs and funnel builders on the market. This led them to develop their own platform that was purpose built to help people do lead generation better.

The most successful business are spawned from people who built the new company product or software to solve their own problems. This means that Go High Level was built to fill the gaps that the bigger softwares had. I really like the story behind GHL and from all my dealings with the company owners these are people who care about the future of this software and the community. A really refreshing sign. 

appointment setting and calendar

My Key Takeaway

This software is best for anyone who drives paid traffic, runs an appointment setting business or provides marketing services for clients. The ability to do everything in one platform is what most marketers dream of.

Saying that yes it is designed for marketers by marketers but that doesnt mean business owners can not make the most of this. For any business owner who depends on appointments and providing services this is the software that will grow your online business and referrals again and again.

I am still tinkering with the best way to use this for ecommerce businesses but no doubt it will be just as useful for a store as a service provider.

For the price you pay this is hands down a over delivery by the creators. I dont think its the peak either as new features are being developed and the community as it grows so does the integrations and endless feature set.

Im very happy with the software, the development team behind it and the future roadmap of where they want to take Go High level as an organisation. My final words are if you are serious about growing your online business give GHL a try at the very least and see if you can pay for one subscription software to do it all. Thanks for reading I value your feedback.

 

“The CRM and sales funnel industry is vast and very competitive. For a small lesser known software to gather as much momentum and positivity as Go High Level has means something special is being created here. I really went all in on this software moving everything over to GHL and Ive saved time, money and team resources because of how simple they make it. Thanks Shaun & Chase you guys have some real solid SaaS at High Level.”

ShenZu

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Go High Level Marketing Software Changing The Game

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How To Make Money Blogging

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Blogging Guide: How To Make Money With a Blog

Blogging Guide: How To Make Money With a Blog

Blogging started as a simple hobby, but has transformed into a powerful way to capture search traffic and monetize an audience.

While many successful bloggers started years ago, it’s still possible to start a successful blog today. You just need to update your tactics.

I’m Shenzu and I launched this blog in late 2019 to prove that it’s possible. With startup growth tactics Ive got steady traffic and regular commissions coming in exceeding $2k month with around 1-2 hours work a week.

The Riches are in the Niches (So Choose Wisely)

Ultimately, launching a blog starts with planning. And that includes choosing your niche carefully, or your unique target audience to focus on.

So how do you choose a blogging niche that you can easily monetize?

You need to find a niche that is highly monetizable and has affiliate revenue potential.

One of the most common pieces of advice that pro bloggers provide is to write about your passions.

While this advice may work for a few whose passions lie in a profitable niche, it won’t work for most bloggers. They’ll start with a passion in mind, write content for years without a monetisation strategy, get burned out when the money isn’t rolling in, and quit.

That’s why you must choose your niche based on market factors, not passion

First, your blog needs affiliate revenue potential. This is a term I coined that basically means that the keywords that you target need to be monetizable with an affiliate program.

So how do you do this? First, use an SEO tool and find keywords that include the word “best” in them.

“Best” keywords are searches that people do when they’re looking for product reviews. For example, “best credit cards”, “best laptops of 2021”, and “best travel insurance” are all highly-monetizable searches.

Remember, to make money from a blog, you must treat it like the real business that it is.

And for that business to succeed, it must offer something that your target audience is willing to pay for.

To take it a step further, choose a niche that has audience revenue potential.

For example, while college students include a large subset of people, they may not be the most lucrative to target. But working professionals might be.

You need both revenue potential with high-value products AND an audience willing to put up the money. We monetize the blog with a variety of options like:

  • Affiliate offers
  • Display advertising earn per click
  • Dropship products 
  • Actual brand ecommerce products
  • Sponsorship
  • Paid placements

Think about it this way.

Instead of writing about interior design for stay-at-home moms, write about commercial design for hotel and resort managers.

1. Leverage Your Professional Experience

Once you’ve identified some great niche opportunities, narrow it down to ones where you can use leverage.

Your professional leverage will help you tremendously when starting a blogging business.

This is what gives you a unique advantage over other bloggers in your niche.

How do you discover relevant experience to leverage?

Ask yourself:

  • What valuable experience do I have academically and professionally?
  • How can I leverage the connections I have in my industry?
  • How can I leverage this experience into a profitable blog?

The answers to these questions will help you zero in on a niche that will fasttrack your path to success. For example, when you’re first starting your blog, you need to build influence (and Domain Authority) with backlinks and guest posts. If you have no leverage, it’s hard to get noticed.

But if you already have leverage in an industry, it makes it much easier to build blogging relationships and get more guest posts published.

They’ll also help you blog about topics you’re already familiar with, thereby saving you time on content creation.

It can also help you avoid burnout, which is another common problem that bloggers face.

The number one ingredient to running a successful blog is influence. And leveraging your professional experience and connections is a great way to build it faster.

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Before You Start Making Money with Your Blog…

One of the biggest mistakes aspiring bloggers make is to think that blogging is the lazy person’s path to financial freedom.

It is a path to financial independence, but it requires a lot of hard work – especially in the initial stages.

Here are a few things you must get right if you’re to make money from your blog…

2. Get the Right Web Hosting, Domain Name, and CMS

While this may seem obvious, many aspiring bloggers make a business sinking mistake here. They go for the cheapest web hosting.

Web hosting is an essential element of your blogging business as it determines the reliability of your blog.

It also impacts the speed of your website. Poor web hosting can result in your blog occasionally going offline and loading slowly. Both factors can cause you to lose valuable readers.

See my blogging recommendations on what setup platforms you need.

To get the right web hosting, focus on:

  • Speed
  • Uptime
  • Customer service
  • Budget

And if you’re going to rely on a lot of media like images and video, you should also consider storage space.

Aside from choosing great web hosting, you also need to get a domain name. This is your blog’s name, as well as it’s address (URL).

Most web hosting platforms offer a free domain for a year, but after that, this should cost you roughly $10/year.

If you can’t get a domain name with your main keyword (as is the case with most keywords these days), you can always consider using your name as the domain name. This is great for coaching businesses and allows you to pivot your content if a sub-niche doesn’t work perfectly.

Third, get a reliable content management system (CMS) to publish your blog on. WordPress comes highly recommended here as it’s very flexible and 100% free. With WordPress, see my recommendations on the tools and themes you can use for blogging.

3. Create a Content Strategy

Content is the lifeblood of your blog. Get it right, and you’ll be in the right direction to make money from your blog.

But how do you ensure that your content achieves its goals of attracting visitors and converting them into subscribers and customers?

It all starts with a rock-solid content strategy, which involves (among other things):

  • Conduct keyword research. The number 1 skill you need to suceed is keyword research mastery your target audience use in their Google search queries.
  • Understand searcher intent. Understand what your audience is really looking for when they perform a search query. It’s an indicator of their pain points and, thus the problems you can help them solve. Google is looking for answers that end a user’s search journey, meaning they visit your blog and then stop going to others.
  • Semantic keywords. Make sure to use a tool like UberSuggest or SurferSEO to make sure that your blog posts have the best possible keywords and different variations that Google is looking for.
  • Create a content calendar. Create a schedule of blog posts to be published (based on your keyword research and user intent). For this, you can use a project management tool like ClickUp
  • Update posts regularly. Keep updating and adding new content to your old posts to keep them fresh and relevant.

With a solid content strategy, you’re bound to create compelling content that your audience will love.

The goal should be to create content that helps foster meaningful relationships with your audience.

Treat Your Blog Like a Startup, and Scale It Like One

Since most of my readers work full-time, to make money with a blog you need to use your time in the most meaningful ways possible. I write a lot of content early mornings or late late at night hovered over my keyboard in a dark room haha it might not be glamouros but it gets the job done.

You need to treat your blog like a startup, rather than a passion project. I hustle my butt off to get things moving at the end of the day no one else will hustle like me. I want to be the hardest worker in the room, but also the smartest worker in teh room. Outsource the low value work and focus on the high value  work for yourself and your time.

The reason many blogs fail is not from a lack of creativity or passion, but because they struggle to transition from blogger to business owner.

And here are a few areas you have to focus on as you treat your blog as a startup and scale it:

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4. Have a Blog Business Plan

Like any business, start with a business plan.

This is a blueprint that will guide your decision-making, tell you what to invest your time in, and steer you on the path to monetizing your blog.

 

Blog Business PlanIt doesn’t have to be overcomplicated — a simple Google Doc will do. Elements to include in your blog business plan can include:

  • Goal setting
  • Market research
  • Competitor analysis
  • Blog monetization strategy
  • Your unique value propositions, heading, and taglines
  • Tasks to complete

Set SMART goals and make sure to keep track of everything in one place.

5. Scale Your Blog by Boosting Your Blog’s Ranking

To scale your blog’s traffic, you need to both create high-quality content and get links pointing to that content. It’s really that simple.

To do this, you must work on your search engine optimization (SEO). So how can you boost your blog’s ranking through SEO?

Build Quality Backlinks

Backlinks are one of the most important ranking factors search engines consider. They are like the currency of the Internet.

Not only do they improve your Domain Authority (DA), but they also help drive traffic to your blog. You must invest time and resources to build quality backlinks to your blog.

And here’s the key many bloggers have missed — build relationships, not just backlinks.

In blogging, it’s impossible to scale your blog single-handedly. You must build relationships with other bloggers and webmasters if you’re to scale fast.

Once you understand this, you’ll base everything you do to scale your blog on the value you offer, not just what you can get from others.

This will increase the chances of you getting the valuable backlinks others struggle to get.

To scale, consider hiring a VA or outreach assistant to make more connections and build more backlinks.

Audiences

Guest Posting

One of the most effective strategies I’ve used to grow my blog, both in traffic and Domain Authority, is guest posting on sites in my niche.

This simply means creating high-quality content that you publish on other blogs. Reach out to your network, prospect with some link tools and find people and blogs that alow guest posts, this will be a easy way to start getting sweet links.

The reasons this is very effective are it:

  • Drives relevant traffic to your blog
  • Is an easy way to get backlinks
  • Helps you build brand authority

In 2019, I conducted an experiment to try and prove the efficacy of guest posting. The results spoke for themselves.

After eight guest posts on websites with DAs from 60-94, here are the results I got in 15 days:

  • 32 new referring domains
  • 247 new backlinks
  • 268 new organic keywords ranked in the top 100
  • 372% increase in organic traffic
  • +12 to Ahrefs Domain Authority
  • Alexa Rank improved by 600,000

To succeed with your guest post pitches, make sure your content is relevant to your host’s audience, doesn’t exist yet on their site, and focused on a specific keyword.

To sum it up, a guest posting strategy is a surefire way to scale your blog’s traffic and quicken your path to monetization

Create SEO-Optimized Content 

Of course, we can’t talk about SEO without talking about your on-page content.

After all, content is what attracts visitors, helps you build relationships with them, and converts them into your customers.

For your content to achieve all this, you must optimize it for SEO.

This is where your keyword research comes in. Each blog post should focus on one keyword and be included in:

  • Your headline (preferably as close to the beginning as possible)
  • The first few paragraphs of your blog post
  • In your subheadings (H2s and H3s)
  • Naturally within your content

Apart from this, your content must also be easy to read and have high readability scores. To do this, use short sentences and paragraphs and format it properly with subheadings and bullet points.

 

Implement Solid Technical SEO

Technical SEO refers to optimizing your website’s technical aspects that impact how search engines rank your website.

It mainly boils down to ensuring that your blog offers visitors a positive experience. This is critical as Google announced that  they rate page experience much higher now and it should be on every bloggers radar as an important signal for rankings and page visibility.

I like to think I can dive into the tools and get my hands dirty with the technical SEO work and really clean up my sites. The downside is I dont always have the time to be doing it hands on myself. Wearing my Operations hat I would say outsource the technical SEO work if you can afford it and have someone reliable to do it. Time vs reward.

 

Some technical aspects of your website to work on include:

  • Page load speed. Make sure your website loads fast by optimizing it for speed. This is technical and border line developer work.
  • URLs. Use descriptive URLs that contain your keyword. To do this, change your blog’s permalink settings.
  • Internal links. Building internal links helps search engines understand and navigate your website better, making it easier for them to crawl your site.

No matter how great your blog is it will not won’t rank well if your technical SEO is lacking. This will lead to you losing valuable traffic and, ultimately, revenue.

Nailing your SEO will result in your blog’s DA increasing, resulting in it being more visible to your target audience.

Remember, to make money with a blog, you must drive traffic to it. And that’s the main purpose of search engine optimization.

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Image: The technical structure and architecture of a website makes all the difference.

 

Build Relationships with Your Audience (and Monetize Your Blog)

With a regular business, email marketing plays a vital role in driving sales and increasing customer retention.

The same applies to your blog.

If you want to make money with a blog, you will want to put effort into growing your email list and using the best email marketing tools that simplify the communication between reader and you.

Your email list forms the core audience that you’ll market to. But to successfully sell to them, you have to build a trusting relationship with them first.

Let’s go back to basics and see how you can build a list of engaged subscribers.

6. Grow a Profitable Email List

To build a list of engaged subscribers, you need two main things:

  • A reliable email marketing tool.  Here are email tool suggestions that will help you create and manage your database of email subscribers. It will also help you strategically automate your email messages.
  • A good offer. To get your target audience’s contact details, offer them a valuable resource they’d be willing to something of value. This has to be a resource only people interested in your topic will sign up for. For example, a high-quality lead magnet.
  • A well-designed signup form. This is where your readers input their details to gain access to your offer.

Make sure to promote your offer on your blog and social media to encourage as many people as possible to sign up.

First, you can promote your blog posts to your subscribers, helping drive traffic to them.

Secondly, you can promote your products/services to your email list. You can also add affiliate links to your emails and recommend products.

In addition to email marketing, here are the most common ways to make money with your blog.

7. Pick Your Monetization Strategy

Here are the top seven ways to monetize your blog after you gain sufficient traffic.

Affiliate Marketing

This is a traffic dependent monetization strategy in which you promote services or products on your blog via affiliate links. If a visitor purchases through your link, you get paid a commission for that sale.

First, you need to join affiliate networks and then jam pack your offers with value and the messaging that works. Then you add them to your content and track reporting to see how many clicks and conversions you get.

 

Display Ads

Another way to make money from a blog is by joining an ad network and displaying ads. Granted, this isn’t as easy as it used to be.

The main problem with this blog monetization strategy is that you need a good amount of traffic to make real money from ads.

However, if you’ve already got a decent following and your blog receives a good number of visitors, you can consider signing up for Google Adsense or

other ad networks that pay well like MediaVine and AdThrive.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored content refers to content brands pay you to create and publish on your blog.

Of course, the content is usually about them or a topic related to their business.

Again, brands will only partner with you if:

  • Your blog receives a lot of traffic
  • Your audience is mostly made up of people in their target audience.

The advantage with sponsored content is that you can charge a flat fee – it doesn’t depend on the number of impressions or clicks, as is the case with ads.

Online Courses

Learning online with courses are one of the best high-ticket ways to make money with a blog.

The reason for that is that you don’t need a ton of traffic to monetize your blog this way.

You can start by creating a short course on a niche topic to gauge if demand for the course warrants you to invest time, effort, and resources into creating a full-fledged course.

By pricing a course at either $199, $499, or $999, you can generate significant revenue from a limited number of sales.

Create and Sell eBooks

Ebooks are another great way of generating revenue from your blog.

Thankfully, creating an eBook is as simple as compiling your best content and repurposing it into a book format.

The good part is that selling your eBooks (or photos if you run a photography blog) directly from your blog means you get to keep most of the revenue the eBooks generate.

Digital Products

Another great way to make money with a blog is to sell digital products. This could be anything from a handy spreadsheet to a simple tool. I have a few simple digital products on my blog that help users scale their backlinks and affiliate revenue.

Sell Physical Products

There’s no reason that bloggers can’t become ecommerce merchants too.

By using a simple WordPress plugin like WooCommerce or BigCommerce for WordPress, bloggers can add a fully-functional ecommerce store to their website.

Bonus: How to Plan Your Blog’s First 180 Days

Here’s my blog monetization formula, broken down into fours stages based on your blog’s age and traffic:

  • 1-90 days: High-end consulting (0-1,000 monthly site visitors)
  • 90-180 days: Affiliate marketing (1,000-2,500 monthly site visitors)
  • 180-365 days: Create and sell an online course (5,000+ monthly site visitors)
  • 365 days and beyond: Course memberships (10,000+ monthly site visitors)

One of the biggest mistakes most new bloggers make is to launch a blog and start adding affiliate links and ads right away. It simply doesn’t make sense to do that when you don’t have much traffic.

This is a numbers game.

When you’re first starting and have little traffic, if you can monetize with consulting and land one or two high-end clients, you’ll make money from your blog much faster than if you’re trying to earn commissions from affiliate sales.

How to Land Your First High-End Client… Fast

Remember, your blog is a business. To make money from it, you have to do what conventional businesses do — create a sales funnel.

For a brand new blog, all you need are your first five blog posts, a one-page opt-in “freebie,” an email platform and list, and a consulting page.

Once you have these in place, you can use them to strategically lead prospects down your funnel – in five simple steps.

  1. A visitor reads your high-quality blog content.
  2. They opt-in for your email list (thanks to your brilliant offer).
  3. Optional: You can add a lower-priced offer around $50-200 to build trust.
  4. Send an automated welcome email series that tells a story and leads your prospect to set a meeting with you.
  5. Lastly, your ideal B2B client sets an appointment with you, leading to them paying for your high-end consulting offer.

Of course, for this to work, your blog must offer a highly-sought-after service. The key is to master your high-end offer and sell yourself exceptionally well.

Does this mean you should do away with the other ways of making money from your blog?

Definitely not.

And as your traffic increases, you can then start implementing the other monetization strategies outlined above.

 

I love starting and growing blogs. I sadly do not have the time available as I used to focus solely on this part of my business. I do have people I work with and employ now that help me do the heavy lifting with my clients and JV partner sites. Time vs reward is a big takeaway and I want you to be comfortable outsourcing or hiring the small stuff out.

Keeping yourself free to gorw the business or the blog is your number 1 focus. This will take trial and error and finding that special assistant and support that allows you to step back, have faith in them and trust in their abilities. I found this part really tough, my standards were so high when they didnt need to be. 

The key takeaway is to start today even if its a section of the guide. Just do that one thing today with the plan to come back on the weekend and do the second thing. Thats all I can ask and its a great way to at least move one step forward. I want you to be as excited by this as I am and to make money doing what you love.

Enjoy the guide make it work for you and take action. Peace!

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How To Build A Social Media Strategy

How To Build A Social Media Strategy

Social Media Strategy Overview

What’s the PURPOSE of Social Media?

The goal of social media is to connect people to other people. When 90% of businesses do it you could be forgiven for thinking it is as awkward as teenagers kissing for the first time. Cringeworthy and totally off the mark.

If you get the messaging right you get the attention and engagement. 

 

Is Social Media Traffic As Valuable As Other Traffic Sources?

NO. Social Media traffic is some of the lowest converting, lowest quality traffic online. But it has its place in our traffic acquisition strategy.

BUT… Social Media traffic CAN bring us new leads & customers, and at a very low cost due to the viral nature of trending and niche targeted posts. Imagine if your post goes viral how much new traffic you can plant your retargeting cookie on. Its all in how your position your message.

While thsi traffic is not the holy grail of online traffic you should still link to and promote your Social Media accounts anywhere you can.

And… everytime you make a blog post, promote a link to it on Twitter, Facebook, and anywhere else that’s relevant. Hammer away at the content promotion and over time it will pay off.

How to “future proof” your SM strategy

My first step is to plan everything. I use Notion and Google sheets to plan all my content. This keeps me and my teams organised.

Then this might be a suprise but step 2 is to make a video about your topic. A short 20-40 second video shot in 720×720 on your phone or a specific digital camera.

My aim is to always drive traffic off social media into a lead capture where I can get the email address for future marketing. Here is my fave email tools.

This will be our content that we use again and again. We can recreate this content in 20 different ways. This maximises the content lifecycle and allows us to use the spin offs on multiple channels as new content. 

I like to splinter that main content video into:

  1. Youtube video
  2. Blog article
  3. Quote card
  4. Instagram story
  5. Facebook Story
  6. Snapchat story
  7. Facebook post
  8. Instagram post
  9. Pinterest video

These are my main platforms but there are almost 60 others to be used for syndication.

You should always have a website to host your lead capture forms, pop ups and other list building options. Learn how to build a website for any experience level.

A secret platform for helping me get the words from the video into usable format is a place called Rev.com a transcribing service. They help by taking the video speech and making text from it, great for adding quotes and subtitles.

Platform Specifics:

Facebook 720×720 dimension

YouTube 1920×1080 dimension

Instagram 720×720 dimension *Max time 59 seconds

Instagram Story 1080×1090 dimension

*Max 15 seconds

What’s the Purpose of Social Media?

To ENGAGE with some of your target market
To
BRAND your products & services and company To SUPPORT your customers or prospects
To
PUBLISH some of your content
To
SYNDICATE and link to your Web Site content To help others DISCOVER your content & products

WARNING: Social Media ‘surfing’ can be a HUGE WASTE of your time and won’t make you money.

Type Of Social Media Posts

Asking A Question Interesting Images Educational Content Entertaining Content Opinionated Content InfoGraphics

Full Content or “Content Teaser” ‘Some’ Sales Promotions & Offers

What The Heck Is A Hashtag?

A hashtag is simply a keyword with the pound symbol in front of it. i.e. #vacation #gotigers #savingmoney

DON’T overuse hashtags! Rule of thumb to keep in mind is to use a maximum of 1-3 highly relevant hashtags. DON’T use any on Facebook!

How To Achieve The Viral Effect?

NATURALLY FOUND (Organic)
We
ASK People To Share, Like, Follow
We
INCENTIVIZE People To Share, Like, Follow

facebook social media platform

Facebook Tips That Build Momentum

Facebook has been done to death…by crappy marketers. This is still a very viable platform. I am finding Facebook groups to be the a solid source of lead generation and traffic. Start Facebook Groups related to your target market Facebook hates links within posts; Share a link

Getting the messaging right and the targeting is the trick on Facebook. Especially for organic social its harder to get enagement unless you pay for Ads.

Consider OUTSOURCING your Social Media efforts Tell Stories and share ‘real life’ with your audience COMMUNICATE, DON’T JUST SELL

Try to post 2-3 times per week if not more
Post as your Facebook Page on other people’s posts Run CONTESTS!

Talk about “Mistakes people make” in your market Share helpful resources
VISUAL gets most attention – videos & images Post related images WITH content posts

MIX IT UP – post full articles and article teasers Use 80/20 Rule to post more of top engagement Create a SERIES around most popular posts


Try posting late at night or “off” hours and behind the scenes. The behind the scenes works really well when you have more than 2,000 followers. Any less and it doesnt get the engagement. 

The good thing about Facebook is the automation it has with many third party tools. You can schedule a years worth of posts over a weekend. Dont sleep on using Facebook in your traffic strategy.

Instagram Tips To Build A Business

If you have a “visually appealing” product and/or market use it, if not maybe spend your time elsewhere Link to an Opt-in Page in your BIO with a CTA Consider using a URL shorter or redirect for your URL like bit.ly or Link Tree.

CROSS-PROMOTE with similar companies, brands and category kings (Influencers).

Use up to 3 relevant hashtags but don’t overdo it. You can add more hastgas in teh comments.


Pay close attention to competitors’ posts. Do some competitor research and work out their strategy. This will pay off in the long run.


In your post description “encourage” the CTA in BIO link. People need to be told what to do so make sure you tell your audience you want them to click the link in the bio.

Take a video in 720×720 and add some captions before uploading to your profile.

Post “share-worthy” photos and videos
Once you see conversions coming from Instagram activity, EXPAND your Instagram efforts…
Buy a Sponsored Post from large follower accounts in your market — reach out to them directly
Do deals with “Instagram Influencers”… get them to tag your account in their posts and promote you
If it’s really working well… test advertising on Instagram but be very careful to track ROI

If you need to post schedule you can use something like Meet Edgar or OneUp app.

Twitter Tips To Get Traffic


NOTE: I don’t recommend heavy Twitter usage. no more than 3 tweets a day. 

Use an easy to remember/spell username
Try and use a maximum of TWO relevant hashtags

Like you do with most social profiles remember to link to your domain URL in your BIO. In some cases you can link to the most profitable sales offer or highest converting sales page. Test this method out it can work crazy good.


Share links to your blog posts using compelling copy Engage with other users in your market


Retweet relevant posts from your market
Use Twitter for competitive research

Twitter is a great way to get updates out to the masses. It is underrated and you can get a lot of traffic from Twitter especially if you use moments. 

Pinterest Tips That Build An Empire

The most underrated channel on this list, Pinterest is a traffic goldmine. If you take some time to design Pinterest perfect images your traffic from this platform will surge.

If your marketing and/or products are related to a “visually appealing” market then consider investing time into Pinterest efforts. If not, don’t.


Explore Pinterest to see what types of products are the most popular — if what you sell is, go for it!

Write compelling, keyword-driven, SHORT descriptions Pin items multiple times per day
Follow Pinterest suggestions – no hashtags, no promotional language, no CTA mentioning

Vertical pins work best — 600px wide x 900px tall, 800px wide x 1200px tall, 600px wide x 2100px tall, 400px wide x 2800px tall
Overlay compelling copy onto images

VERIFY your web site with Pinterest. This is huge and it pays off. 

LinkedIn Tips To Grow Your Audience

If YOU are the ‘product’ in your business as an expert, and you sell to a certain industry, consider investing time in LinkedIn marketing — if not, don’t. Network appropriately with others in your industry Attach “Rich Content” to your profile – promote CTA Examine competitor profiles for ideas

Optimize your profile with great copy and keywords Participate in discussions and post GREAT CONTENT

Recreate your best articles as on LinkedIn and publish with a CTA to your original article. 

For affiliate marketers the LinkedIn space might not be the best place to focus on. For businesses that have services and eCommerce businesses you should be on LinkedIn drawing people from that platform to your own sales pages and offers.

 

Key Takeaways

Build your social profiles out 100% and make sure you keep them active. The golden rule is working on 3 main platforms. Then you can syndicate to the other platforms that are not your main audience targeted platforms.

Track everything, take the time to add UTMs and review your efforts. Get an understanding of how good or bad your efforts are on each channel.

Have some fun with it, don’t always post serious stuff and mix it up. Thanks for reading and put this to action. Peace!

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How To Build Better Marketing Messaging

How To Build Better Marketing Messaging

Here’s a powerful way to make your marketing stronger.
Write out an offer that your dream clients would love and be hard for them to say no to. Then see how close you can get to creating it. Once you do launch and promote it everywhere.
This sounds simple but so many sales are lost due to weak offers. Note when I say offer I do not mean price discounting. I mean a real sales offer.
Do you know what the only asset that matters in your business is?
  • It isn’t your Facebook page.
  • It isn’t your Instagram followers.
  • It is not your people
  • It isn’t any of your physical machinery or facilities.
So what is it?
It’s your client database and the relationship you have with them.
When businesses are sold this is ‘really’ what the purchaser is buying.
Clients pay for everything and you must treat them as gold. If you don’t have your own client database set up and actively market to it the best time to fix that is right now!
“I’ve always been intrigued by the reality where some clients are happy to pay more for essentially the same thing. The reason is because of how the value is postioned in teh service. I always ask this question.
Have you taken time to look at all potential clients for what you sell?
Have you identified those who can:
  • Benefit the most
  • Benefit the fastest
  • Pay the most
One of the easiest ways to grow sales and reduce headaches is to sell to the best clients you can. If you will do the research now your future self will thank you for it.”
Shenzu

Help Your Clients Discover Their USP

A USP is short for Unique Selling Position. This is a great way to identify the why and how the business is better than its competitors. An example may be that store A& B can deliver in 14 days but store C can deliver in 7 days that is a USP for store C.
Do your clients know the answer to this question?
Why should I buy from you over anyone else AND instead of buying something else with my money?
It’s a profound question and your answer must contain one key thing.
That thing is something they can only get from your company. Now this requires some digging and work but the rewards are there for you if you do it.
Once you can say you are the only one with X you immediately separate yourself from the competition and become THE choice for the clients you want.
So take 15 minutes right now and come up with your list of what clients get only from you.
Then review it and see what would be most powerful from a client perspective. Most importantly start using it in your marketing NOW.

18 Techniques That Improve Advertising Efforts

 

The purpose of all advertising is to take people’s existing desires and direct them towards your product or service. The old problem and solution pairing is a great way to start running ads with copy that calls out pain and provides the segway to the solution.
If you want to make your ads better you need to understand psychology and copy writing. But I know not everyone has time so to save you time here are some of my favourite advertising approaches. All have been used effectively over many years. choose what you believe will work best with your clients.
Don’t be afraid to experiment and test different appeals.

 

Here are 18 Quick Fire Tips

1. News. If you have something genuinely new and different then use a news angle in your ads. Words like announcing, introducing or finally now you can XYZ.      
2. Arouse curiosity. Once a curiosity loop opens in someones mind most people feel the need to close it. I had a great example recently a Facebook ad asked me if I knew the one question to get more sales. I didn’t but was curious and clicked the ad to find out.
3. Tell a story. It seems widely known now that stories sell. So use them in your message. Especially if it’s a story of success for someone just like the person you are aiming the ad at.

4. Add scarcity but make it true. A risk something will end or run out triggers fear of missing out and makes us take action.

5. Sell it well and then take it away. If you can get people wanting what you have and then say who it’s not for this adds more motivation to purchase.
6.Create a common enemy. You can bring people across to your site by sharing a common enemy. A few examples that people use are ‘big business’, ‘the banks’, ‘big pharma’ etc. Notice how the labels predetermine you viewing them as bad.
7. Take a contrarian position. A simple example of this could be telling people not to use Facebook ads whilst everyone else seems to be telling them to use them. You can go really strong on this one if you’re comfortable with it. Be aware though you will get some flack so you need to be able to deal with that.
8. Create controversy. This is a strategy that has been used in Public Relations a lot. Brands like American Apparel have also used it to gain greater exposure. It’s not for everyone and again has risks of flack you need to be aware of.
9. It’s not your fault. If you can absolve potential clients of any responsibility for making mistakes in the past then they can embrace your solution. If they feel as though it was their fault it can be hard for them to move to something new.
10. Social proof. The more people who testify to the fantastic results they get with your business the better. It’s far more credible than anything you can ever say. Aim for video testimonials if you can with specific results they got from your business.
11. Risk reversal. In any purchase there is a perceived risk of making a mistake and this fear reduces sales. You can limit this ‘perceived risk’ with a powerful risk reversal guarantee.
12. Small yesses. If you can get someone to say yes to something in your ad and keep them agreeing along the way it makes it easier for get the main yes to your product or service.
12. Offer a magic pill. People want the magic pill. As much as I hate this it’s the reality of the market. You need to present your offer like a magic pill to get the most people saying yes.
13. Sell to their want not need. It’s amazing how there is always money for what people want. Even if you know what they need sell to their want first or you won’t get the chance to help solve their true need.
14. Offer a sense of community. We are all looking to belong in some way if you can add community to your ads and offers it can bring more people in.
Creating a community around  product, problem, or technique is the nest step. Most popular places are Facebook groups, Reddit threads, Substack style lists and so on.
15.Use the Zeigarnik Effect. In psychology, the Zeigarnik effect states that people remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than completed tasks. This can be really powerful when used at the right time and right place.
The easiest way to use is to give part of the information and then the rest can only be gained by clicking to another page or opting in for something. Don’t make it too hard though.
17. Enter the conversation. You must be entering the conversation already going on in their mind. If you can write your ad to what they are thinking about right now then they will click your ads in big numbers. But you need to dig in and really understand your market to do this.
18. Ask a compelling question. It’s really hard for us to ignore questions especially if they are on a topic we are interest in. So you could ask a question like ‘Do you know the one question all clients want answered?”. If they don’t they will very likely act to get the answer.
In summing up all of the above we are always communicating to the ad viewer self-interest.
If you keep even that in mind at all times you’re on the way to creating better ads and growing your business faster.

Bonus Tip For Clear Messaging

Are your words easy to understand?
The words you use to promote your business matter. If you use big words you lose people. If you use regular words then almost anyone can read your message.
The more people who read or hear your message the more clients you can get.
There is a simple set of tests you can use to make sure your message is well understood.
Yesterday I ran the profile a popular marketer in LinkedIn through these tests.
This person failed the tests.
In fact the writing requires a post-graduate education to understand it.
This is not an unusual case.
If you try and read it you know immediately it makes no sense.
So the solution is to get a Flesch Kincaid grade for all your writing.
You want a grade level of 7.5 or under and a reading ease of at least 60.
For the record this post has a grade level of 4.5 and reading ease of 84.9.

 

Read how to craft crystal clear marketing messages that cut through the noise.

Keeping Your Marketing Message Clear

Your marketing message will be ignored unless…
The very first line contains one of the big 3 elements that grab attention.
Here they are in reverse order of power (my ranking):
Coming in 3rd is curiosity. You see this with click bait headlines if you’re curious enough you click. But what you click to can often be disappointing.
If you use it make sure you genuinely reward the persons curiosity.
Coming in 2nd is news. Especially anything to do with threats to our survival and loved ones. We are hard wired to tune in to any potential threats.
Coming in 1st is self-interest.
That is something that is relevant to what I most want right now.
It’s been said that we need to enter the conversation going on in the minds of our potential clients.
I’ve never seen better advice than this.
All three work and you should test them all in your market.
But if you choose one might as well start with the most power self-interest.
If your marketing messages, websites and social media profiles aren’t already applying these then the time to fix it is right now.
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ClickFunnels Review Is It Worth $297 A Month?

ClickFunnels Review Is It Worth $297 A Month?

ClickFunnels Review True All in One or Hype?

 

It’s hard to believe that not everyone on the planet has heard of ClickFunnels with the volume of advertising and relentless retargeting that they do. In short ClickFunnels is a landing page builder with email functionality and organises all of these pages in a sequence that is called a sales funnel. These are used to help provide visitors with opportunities to purchase your goods and services on every page throughout the buyer journey.

This is a big review and because this product does so much I think it deserves mentioning some of the key features that it provides online marketers.

What I want to do is to provide a review that cuts through the hype as I am a user of this software I have positive comments and some not so positive feedback. ClickFunnels does come with a lot of hype and an often cult like following so Ill give you my experiences using the software without the cult like behaviour 😝

ClickFunnels has made a pretty big name for itself since it started, becoming one of the largest marketing SaaS (Software as a Service) companies around. Why  there is such a devoted following comes from one of their core operating principles and that is about giving businesses software that helps them turn visitors into customers online.

This product has grown at an incredible rate and considering they bootstrapped this and didnt take any external funding it is a very high performing software company.

I associate most and I mean most online marketers as a little shady. I mean what code of conduct do they operate under and who governs them? I just take some of them with a grain of salt and dont buy in on first glance. Saying that the team that own this software company are really takented marketers and developers who understand marketing and have it down to an artform.

They took an average landing page builder and turned it into now one of the best all in one marketing toolkits available online. They turned a very simple software into one of the most in demand softwares that marketers are adding to their tool stack.

In this ClickFunnels review, I’ll go over the features, the pro’s and con’s and then review feature sections so you can see how each part fits into the overall score. There will be positive and negatives here no ones perfect.

Regardless of whether you choose to use it or not, it’s an important software player that anyone selling online needs to take notice of and understand how it could change your business.

Now before we get into the bones of this I rated this product at 4 bags of gold and I’ll explain why later in thsi review. Keep reading to find out why!

ClickFunnels Review Key Points

Here’s a brief list of ClickFunnels’ review key points —keep an eye out for these in this article.

  • ClickFunnels is a good landing page builder, with an easy drag-and-drop editor
  • Easy and ample integrations that allow you to capture emails and take payments right inside ClickFunnels
  • Built with A/B testing capabilities
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Focused on making its users more money
  • They offer a 2 week free trial

Visit the Clickfunnels website here

What is ClickFunnels?

ClickFunnels started back in 2014, but in just three years it’s been, silently revolutionizing the online marketing industry. Here’s the gist of ClickFunnels: It makes it easier for businesses and entrepreneurs to sell stuff online using otherwise complicated marketing technology, called sales funnels (more on those in a second).

The founder of ClickFunnels, Russell Brunson, is as famous as his creation, and for good reason. He’s made a fortune, not only from ClickFunnels, but other marketing adventures. He played around with email marketing for a while, and eventually began to master sales funnels.

Russell Brunson is the bestselling author of DotCom Secrets and Expert Secrets, two books that his fans rave about and that guide people through his marketing methodologies.

You can get his first book free the Dotcom Secrets went viral skyrocketing to number 1 best seller and remained there for almost 2 years as the top selling internet marketing book ever recorded.

His book Expert Secrets is a number 1 best seller and you can get it free on his website here.

ClickFunnels started out as a way to help the creators launch sales funnels faster and have more streamlined connectivity between their assets. After quickly learning just how powerful it was having everything on one platform Brunson and his team decided to take what had worked for them and commercialise it into the ClickFunnels software platform that we all know today.

Developing funnels shouldnt be hard it should be fun and make you a tonne of money.

Image source: ClickFunnels

What Are Funnels? How Sales Funnels Work

I work with sales funnelsl every day they can be as simple as a 3 page flow or as complex as your mind can imagine. But If I was to break it down to its most simliest form the sales funnel is a series of web pages that connect and move a visitor through a series of sales products and offers helping the seller to offer more opportunities to sell in one connected activity.

Another example is visiting an ecommerce store and going from the product page to the add to cart page to the checkout page and that whole expereince of selecting a product and purchasing it is in a nutshell a sales funnel.

Unfortunately, that still doesn’t turn many of your visitors into customers. In a brick and mortar shop, that’s like people walking into your shop but not knowing where the cash register is, so they leave the store without buying anything. In a physical store, you can talk your customers into buying something. In a digital shop, you may be a little more distant from your visitors. This is where your funnel comes in—it’s designed to appeal to your customers’ through principles of psychology. The funnel works step-by-step, bring traffic in closer and closer until visitors end up at a payment page.

I could geek out on teh inner workings of sales funnels all day they are truly amazing when you break them down and tweak specific elements. Using ClickFunnels to build these is a lot of fun. It makes it so darn simple. Russell Brunson drinks his own coolaide and is an avid user of the ClickFunnels toolkit.

 

“There are people today that need what you have to sell. They are waiting for you to find your voice so you can help them change their lives. Thats why we built ClickFunnels to help you showcase your voice in teh market.”

Russell Brunson

Pros – ClickFunnels Review

I really like the simplicity and have everything under one platform. ClickFunnels excels at this. It does the job of saving me time and money and saves my head from exploding by eliminating the sheer number of tools and subscriptions that I need just to make great sales funnels.

This Software Will Make You Money 

This software is developed by some of the best marketers online. It has one purpose and that is to make you more money. Setting up sales pages is easy and theres additional training and support for learning how to get people on those pages to convert into sales.

You should be able to get your first live sales funnel up for a beginner in an hour or two and then improve on those times as you learn the ins and outs of the software.

For people who know their way around websites and domains you should have a sales funnel up in around 30 minutes or so its that easy.

Drag and Drop Page Builder

Built with Ruby On Rails the page builder is a drag and drop interface thats so simple a beginner could design a very attractive web page. You can move and customise almost everything.

To save you even more time they build in a host of templates that have been battle tested to convert. This allows you to get entire sals funnels up and connected in minutes. Change out some content and images and boom you are on your way.

One of the things I have to say is building funnels with ClickFunnels is just fun its so much fun building and connecting these funnels I really give them points for making it so damn easy and enjoyable.

A/B testing

Built in A/B testing is great too. All you have to do is duplicate a page, make your changes, and choose the amounts of your traffic you want to see version A or B.

Integrates Into Almost Everythng

The team at ClickFunnels have thought of most things when it come to integrations. They connect with email platforms, CRMs, CMSs and so much more. The way the API works is a breeze and most people techy or not can connect their platforms with ClickFunnels without needing a developer to help them.

ClickFunnels WordPress Integration

You’ll also find that there is a WordPress integration using a plugin that lets you add ClickFunnels pages to your WordPress website.

The Clickfunnels WordPress plugin is also rated a solid 4.4 stars in the WordPress plugin repository, with over 20,000 active installations. I honestly find it buggy and outdated, It should match the design and user exerience that ClickFunnels platform has but it doesnt.

I do find using the plugin to import my ClickFunnels sales pages much faster than the work I would need to do if this plugin didnt exist. I do save myself a lot of time by using this method of integarting WordPess and ClickFunnels.

 

All In One Marketing Tool Platform

Overall, I love having everything at the touch of my fingertips in one central place. Ive run businesses from spreadsheets and multiple softwares to do a simple task but ClickFunnels make it entirely possible to run your entiure marketing campaiogns from one central platform for one billing price.

All of my marketing needs in one place:

  • Landing pages
  • Lead forms
  • Payment processors
  • Email sequences
  • Email lists
  • Domains

All of this really does save you time and money. If you compound teh time logging in and out fo platforms it adds up to wasted time.

Plus with the ease of using thsi tool you will save thousands on developers and designers.

Reasonable Value

There are 3 price ranges and you can run most of your business on teh lowest level. I run with the $297 monthly fee because it allows email management and an affiliate manager feature with sticky cookies.

The level 1 plan allows you to do a lot and if you take the free 14 day free trial that is more than enough time to get started and get your first sale.

If you have more than 20,000 visitors and need over 100 pages, the level 2 plan is just what you need. It features A LOT of things and you will be able to run your entire online business from thsi tool.

Value add from ClickFunnels is that you get these extras 

  1. Templates
  2. Full sales funnel series templates
  3. FunnelFlix access 
  4. Scripts and flow maps
  5. A very talented company of marketers

Templates – the library is full of different templates and funnel pages.

Funnel series – there are pre built funnel flows that you can upload in seconds and have a full page to page funnel all set up.

FunnelFlix – FunnelFlix is ClickFunnels version of Netflix where they have added all their library of training courses and added some featured guests courses to help you build your skills as a marketer. This is insane value, some people have paid $5k+ upwards for just one of these courses and you have over 100 courses to choose from.

funnel flix upgrade

 

Scripts and flow maps – These are included in teh templates, for every template funnel series there is a map showing you how it works and a script to use with it.

I can highly recommend that ClickFunnels is perfect for beginners and intermediate marketers and business owners who want to get as much ease of use from a marketing tool as they do want to make more money. It covers all the features you need to start or build a online business.

>> Get a 14 day free trial.

 

The Extra Things On Offer

Now there are several extra things that ClickFunnels can do for you once you start using the tool

 

Choose your dream car – Learn More.

If you make a set number of referrals ClickFunnels will help you with paying for some of your new dream car repayments. YES you heard right they will encourage you to pick a car you like and they will cover half of the rental/repayment fees.

Coditions do apply so read those here.

 

30 day challenge – Learn more.

This is a community challenge where you are encouraged to build your next business in 30 days. This is entirely possible with this tool. This is aimed at beginners and people who may be thinking about starting another business.

* I did not take part in this because I had other business focuses. If I get a moment to breathe in teh future I would actually enjoy racing against the clock to start a new business against others. 

Affiliate marketing bootcamp – Learn more.

I found this really helpful for just the way that people would use ClickFunnels for affiliate marketing it showed me how many different use cases there were. I recommend this as a learning ground for affiliates. 

Software referral commissions

Users are allowed to promote the software for a commission and build some extra income by telling people how much they love the software. Here I am telling you its amazing and hoping you purchase as subscriiption to help me with my marketing fund 🤗

 

Cons – Clickfunnels Review

I’ve got some bad news: even though ClickFunnels is overall strong, it has quite a few areas that need work.

Overpriced 💰💰💰💰💰

While yes it can make you money it does cost money to use it. For me being in Australia we have a crumbling Aussie doller and ClickFunnels charges in USD so $297 monthly looks more like $95.17 to me 😥

I could use teh $97 monthly plan but I do really need to have the advanced options inside Actionetics for my email campaigns.

To me its worth it but for others it may not be. I would be much more positive about the price of the subscription when the Aussie doller climbs back to $0.80 of the USD.

the aussie doller

 

Customer Service

I find that most of my questions are crowd sourced, and ClickFunnels does run a community sourced reward system for people who problem solve support requests. I dont really want random community members digging around my account or knowing my campaigns.

Sometimes technical support solves my problems other times I get confusing vague answers. That moves my request into a open source problem solving queue.

 

Cult-like user base and software too reliant on Founder

Looking at the community from the outside you can see a very cult like pattern of behaviour. Russell Brunson has openly discussed how he used to study the worlds cult leader for tips on how to start a cult and get the reactions cult members have for his own product. No harm in wanting to build an army of fans but cults are taboo.

The marketing tactics are amazing well delivered but for anyone watching and paying attention you can see the breadcrumbs. There is a cult like movement happening in the ClickFunnels world. 

It just takes you opting in to one of their funnels to see the writing on the wall. Very hype driven and fast paced leaving you sometimes a little dazed by what just happened. There will be a full suite of tools, courses and ebooks thrown at you if you open your wallet and thats just the start.

Hats off to their marketing team they have grown the company from start up to HUGE with no captial investments and fully bootstrapped.

I just want to say I dont quite know what happens in cults as its not one of my past times.

Ive joined the Facebook group to learn how others are using it and in what niches but my feedback is for beginners maybe dont go into the Facebook group for at least a month or two. There are some good general tips of how someone makes it work for them but in that same breath we are talking about marketers here.

There is usually a landing page linked in teh comments or post that the user is trying to build a list and audience to promote their stuff to. This brings upo another sore point that is a large chunk of the community is people bragging about how much money they made and flashing their sports cars. Though these numbers are may be real, they give an impression that its teh quick buck they are after and not long term success.

ClickFunnels has helped people do great things, but it’s also helped proliferate quick rich schemes, online courses, saturation of coaches and experts, and other spammy internet marketer stuff.

We all know the founder is a marketing wizard, but so much of the product is tied to his brand and his philosophy. As much as I appreciate the landing page builder, everything around it seems like an extension of Brunson’s platform.

Template feel

There are hundreds of thousands of ClickFunnels users and a lot of tehm will be using the templates for landing pages. This isnt really a big deal yet but as they grow more and more of those highly tested fopr conversion template pages will start to lose their feel and convert a lot less as they became the inndustry standard for template look and feel.

A lot of people put minmal thought into their sales pages and use templates over and over again. I like to build custom  pages and have unique features and try to stand out more than the next guy. You should to if you pick up this tool.

Software Outages and Bugs

Every now and then, ClickFunnels will go down or experience some errors. Though this really doesn’t happen often, there’s little you can do but wait. They do have a enourmous user base and are growing weekly. I understand server load issues and trying balance that with resource serving but as a paying cuistomer I really just want it to be sorted out.

If you’re investing a lot in advertising or driving traffic to your funnels and a ClickFunnels’ glitch brings your pages down for even a few hours, you can potentially lose a lot of money.

I would love to see a notification feature or a automated redirect feature where if your page goes down they automatically redirect to the root domain or a safety page for lead capturing.

 

User experience changes

I expect this from a SaaS platform to be continually updating their user interface for better user expereince. The negative is there are times things move and you need to take a moment to find them, constant affiliate and tersm and conditions update d agreements to confirm and new buttons added.

Slightly confusing but again this should be expected for any growing software to be adapting to its user base. I like consistency in my software, especially if it’s a business solution but it wouldnt be a bad thing if there was a way to be notified of these changes and given a view of where and how it has changed.

 

ClickFunnels Pricing – How much is Clickfunnels?

ClickFunnels has three pricing plans—Standard, Platnium and Collective. The level 1 standard plan is $97 USD a month, the Platnuim level 2 plan I use comes in at $297 USD monthly and the newest plan is the level 3 ClickFunnels Collective plan coming in at $1,497 monthly. Huge jump in price points there.

I use the level 2 plan for everything and also don’t miss that 14 day free trial. Ive been able to use that and make that monthly subscription fee back in less than 6 days so you can get the free trial to pay for your actual subscription.

Get a 14 day free trial to try out the service.

sTake the free trial see what its all about and then you don’t need to commit to an expensive plan right away. If you pay annually instead of monthly, you get two months free so a small saving is better than none.

Those fees when converted from USD to AUD are a bit hefty hey? Well, some would say so, and I can see why—especially if you compare to Thrive Themes & Leads, a similar (overlapping, but definitely not identical) service which starts at $25 a month. However, it is important to keep in mind ClickFunnels’ main service is to make funnels more efficient, and it does a pretty good job. I personally consider it a good investment.

The main differences between an entry level account and a premium account are as follows: StartUp gets the main service, the funnel-builder, with some limitations on the amount of pages (100), visits (20,000), custom domains (3), and only some of the full list of features.

These plans have a huge jump in price per month and not as much is reflected in the features per plan. Each of these plans comes with the A/B split testing features meaning you could use that to turn average pages into money making pages.

The unlimited allowances are only for the two laregr plans and really do you need unlimited funnels and pages? prob not.

All plans allow share funnels where you can share ytour funnels and use other peoples shared funnels. FunnelFlix, Funnel hacker forum and chat support are same across all plans.

You should look at the number of custom domains you are allowed per account. This is pretty important, also ClickFunnels is not to be used for agency style client management you should be working in your clients account if you are an agency.

Platnium and Collective are where you have more control around your email marketing and payment gateways and teams.

To summarise the differences, ClickFunnels standard plan gives you everything the bigger plans have except follow up funnels with Actionetics email tool, Peer reviews, and a much lower limit on what you can have active in your account at one time.

 

Features Overview – Clickfunnels Review

How are ClickFunnels’ features overall? I think they’re solid and you get everything you need. They’re very intuitive and you have enough control to make a online business from this platform. 

The way the funnel builder works and organises all the page steps in the funnel it does make it easy to manage your sales funnels and overall your online business.

A/B split testing is a smaller feature, but definitely a notable one.

If you duplicate a page and make changes to the copy, the split test basically lets you choose what percentages of your traffic you want to see per page, letting you test conversion rates very handily. It’s a great function and very easy to use.

I also think ClickFunnels is overall flexible and straightforward for other settings, like your account details or integrations. Maybe very tech literate people would find them restrictive (a common theme among some criticisms), but as the service is supposed to be easy to use, I thought the basic features were pretty good.

There are quite a few types of available pre-made funnels, oriented to different types of businesses, and you can of course build your own funnel from scratch too.

Actionetics and Backpack

These addons didnt make any sense when I first purchased ClickFunnels the naming conventions were not very clear what they did or the importance they played in the ClickFunnels universe.

Actionetics is an email marketing tool that helps you build email lists, segment contacts and manage automated email sequences. This email auto responder is very robust and provides a smart analytics dashboard where you can review campaign performance.

You will have the ability to run SMS text messaging campaigns from this tool as well. I dont do any of that so I wont cover it in this review.

 Backpack tool is used for managing your own affiliate program. This intends to make overseeing the affiliate army you command easier and more efficient.

Here’s the full list of StartUp features
  • 20 funnels
  • 100 pages
  • 20,000 visitors
  • unlimited contacts
  • 3 custom domains
  • A/B split tests
  • Email integrations
  • Optin funnels
  • ClickPops
  • ClickOptin
  • All advanced funnels
  • Sales funnels
  • Membership funnels
  • Unlimited members
  • Auto webinar funnels
  • Hangout funnels
  • Order pages
  • Upsell pages
  • Downsale pages
  • Share your funnels
  • 1 SMPTP integration
  • 1 billing integration per type

You can view the full list of features, along with Full plan limit features, here.

If you’re in a position where you can afford the bigger plan give it a go or take a 14 day free trial. I dont think everyone needs these two added tools to manage a business, but for my business I need that robust email marketing feature and some affiliate management functionality so it suits me.

The level 1 plan will suit most users but again buy this based on your needs and what you are aiming for with your business.

Clickfunnels Review – Page Builder

This is probably ClickFunnels core feature. I feel it is one of teh best features about this product and provides a lot of flexability when building landing pages. The page builder is solid and for beginners this will be a huge plus for you getting landing pages up and running in no time.

Interestingly ClickFunnels shrugs away from labelling itself as a page builder software and advertises itself as a complete funnel building software even though its main function is that of building landing pages.

You can see a lot of templates listed in the images here and thats only a screenshot there are a lot more. The best landing page are the ones that you can create that speak to your audience with your message. Templates dont have that power of connection. You can also purchase add on funnels from teh marketplace, these are tested and have proven sales generated and make it easy to use a specific style of design.

 

When you build a really high converting funnel there is a feature to clone the funnels or save as favourites to use again and again. The template library is really easy to navigate and filter page types by a sidebar filter system. Super easy.

Once you load a template you like everything switches to a drag n drop page builder. This page builder is fun and easy to use.

The editor uses a page structure with four main parts: sections, rows, columns, and elements. The rows, columns and elements sit inside of sections.

Like this:

How Clickfunnels page builder works

 

You can have multiple sections per page. Rows and columns go inside sections, but columns specifically go into rows. This way you can have a row with one column, or up to four. Elements are the dynamic bits that go inside columns and make your page interactive to its visitors.

It may sound complicated, but it’s pretty easy to get the hang of. Everything is color-coded see above image for the colours used. Section is the foundation with everything else sitting inside of it. The row and column work side by side and form the layout of your pages. Then the elements are the filler for the page and its really as simple as that.

You can also edit by section, row, column, and so on, from the side bar. All the little details and parts of your page can be moved or altered. You have full control.

The template editor allows for plenty of customisation, but offers good control too. You can do all sorts of things—mobile previews, edit colors, text, settings, and just about anything you expect. 

The page builder comes with really good UI and it works as intended but the only restriction I see is that you need to work within the columns and rows set by the builder.

If you do save your work in the builder give it 4 seconds or so to actually save before checking your work. It needs to save your edits first before you will see them appear.

You can do a lot in the page builder it is one of the more stable builders available online.Everything in the settings is straight forward and they have multiple settings and adjustments available for all common elements.

Using the page builder is fun. I enjoy how seamless it is to build pages and make changes I do really rate it as a builder. 

Key takeaway: this builder serves ClickFunnels’ goal: to make it easier for you to make money online.

ClickFunnels Integrations

Integrations are exactly what they sound like: other marketing tools you integrate into the ClickFunnels software. There are a few different types of integrations you can add to your ClickFunnels account: email, webinar, SMS/text, and actions.

I have not used the text message options in my campaigns so I wont comment about them. But it is possible to deliver sms marketing campaigns.

You are not limited tio using ClickFunnels built in tools for everything there is a choice. I was using MailChimp  for the emails before I fully converted to the native Actionetics email tool. This was an easy integration that took no more than 3 minutes.

ClickFunnels has partnerships with some pretty awesome third party platforms and when you do volumes like they do it gets easier to negotiate better deals for your community.

Here’s a list of current integrations:

  • Active Campaign
  • Aweber
  • Constant Contact
  • Convertkit
  • Drip emails
  • GetResponse
  • GoToWebinar
  • GVO PureLeverage
  • HTML Form
  • HubSpot
  • InfusionSoft
  • Interspice
  • Mad Mimi
  • MailChimp
  • Maropost
  • Ontraport
  • SalesForce
  • Sendlane
  • ShipStation
  • Shopify
  • Twilio
  • Webinar Jam Studio
  • YouZign

If you go to the integrations settings page, you can search for these or just click the search bar and they will show up as you type. 

When you need to integrate ClickFunnels into other third party tools you can connect most platforms quite easy with a couple of clicks of a mouse button. I did find this process really easy and I understood this on first attempt with very minimal assistance.

Overall they provide a very simple way of adding and managing integrations.

Payment gateways are something you will 100% require if you plan on making money from yoru landing pages. Payment gateways get integrated and on other software platforms are just called integrations, but on ClickFunnels they get a section separate from integrations. They may also be known to ClickFunnels as billing integrations.

Your shop won’t really be much of a shop unless you’re using a payment gateway.

A list of the payment gateways you can add:
  • Stripe
  • Infusionsoft
  • Warriorplus
  • JVZoo
  • ClickBank
  • Taxamo
  • Ontraport
  • Blue Snap
  • Easy Pay Direct
  • NMI
  • Recurly

Managing all of these integrations is pretty easy. In my experience, these integrations usually run smoothly and you don’t need to reconnect them once they are setup and connected.  

“I could run one arm of my business with ClickFunnels and Stripe. In reality thats all I would need to run my affiliate businesses from my laptop with one paid subscription and my Stripe processing fees. Brilliant design, smooth conversion funnel and just simplicity”.

ShenZu

Ease of Use – ClickFunnels Review

If you haven’t picked it up by now, ClickFunnels’ main sell is its ease of use—as their ad says, “Don’t waste any more time with ‘tech guys!’” this is 100% accurate.

The key to their success is simplicity of something thats been such a headache for so long in online marketing. Sales funnels can be complex but they dont have to be. Beginners can pick up ClickFunnels software and do all of the things.

But ClickFunnels is still not a silver bullet for all your marketing needs. You will still need to know how to market and write sales copy. Understanding domains and email SMTPs and all the basics of connectivity are still required. You cant just run ClickFunnels and be sweet.

For beginners: you may be overwhelmed to start with but once you learn the navigation and what things are named you should be fine in a day or sooner. Actually Russells first book Dotcom Secrets is all about how to use ClickFunnels and the art of building a sales page. 

As someone who had multiple tools and platforms for building sales funnels before ClickFunnels I think its a huge time saver and feel much better knowing everything is under one roof. They have the support team in place and a database of docuemnts and videos to help get you doing great things with the tools.

You might be just like me and have such a good time making funnels with the builder and connecting everything that you end up with lots of random themed funnels in your account. The doing is so much fun, the drag n drop editor is great and so easy to use.

The navigation menus are easy to use and everything is 1 or 2 clicks away. The hardest part should be connecting your payment processors and CRMs etc and when I say hardest I mean 2 to 3 clicks of a button.

While the sales approach is its dead easy to use, it is and it isnt there are parts that are buggy and need a little more reading around what and how to do it. But for the most part its very easy to use. Another small problem is updates and when they move buttons or features and you need to go looking for them, some simple communication would be appreciated but it is not the end of the world.

Key takeaway: very easy to use with some reading required and be prepared for a fun time building your online empire.

 

Who is ClickFunnels for?

This is my view on who its really for, I think the people who benefiot from this product the most are business who use onkline traffic as their main source of revenue.

Who gets the most from ClickFunnels:

  • Affiliate marketers
  • Ecoimmerce store owners
  • Marketers
  • Business owners
  • Online coaches & trainers

In short if you use paid traffic in your marketing you will get great results from ClickFunnels. You could run your business with just ClickFunnels and a payment processor. 

You will notice when you subscribe that some templates are very focused towards Dentists, Gym owners, Restaurants and very niche businesses.

In all transparency ClickFunnels benefiets the most from anyone signing up and they want you to stay in their ecosystem and spend with them. I get it and I understand its business. For SaaS businesses competition is relentless, and oh boy does ClickFunnels have a long list of competitors.

While these templates help you get something up quickly you can 100% build from scratch your own funnels. These funnel templates are great but a little template feeling especially if you are seeing a lot of funnels.

The core of this software is to help you build better landing pages. If you dont need landing pages this tool may not be for you, but if you have a product that is just not converting it might be a benefit for you to move to ClickFunnels.

 

Customer Support – ClickFunnels Review

ClickFunnels’ customer support is one of teh products weaker features. I really do appreciate all support workers in IT and marketing it is a tough job. This support team being used is great at trying but at actually solving problems is where they fall over on their sword. 

I like how you are able to search the support knowledgbase for problems that you may be having thats great and saves time.

The only support request I was not able to have resolution around was adding Australian GST tax identifiers to my customer reciepts. They directed me to Stripe who sent me back to ClickFunnels and teh endless loop that I have still not resolved.

Ive not had a many problems with customer support although I do have one tehcnical issue with how I show local tax on reciepts. Apart from that one issue Ive had really good support expereinces with the direct support team.

Overall Support Rating

Direct support does a great job and when they cant handle teh technical questions there is community support and Ive had mostly good expereicnes with community support. 

Conclusion – ClickFunnels Review

My final rating of of ClickFunnels software is 4 money bags out of 5 💰💰💰💰

The speed that you can pick it up and run with it and have live pages is really imnpressive. Beginners will find this helpful.

I really enjoy using it and get a lot out of it for my moneys worth. If I pay $297 and can make even double that in return from using the software then I’m happy with that. Saving me time and money I do rate this highly its just some small things that they could address to make it the most all in one platform for marketers.

I use a lot of page builders and email tools and having this in an all in one rocks my socks. The templates and funnel flows can save me so much time when I find a new niche opportunity and want a funnel launched on that day.

My negatives are the over hyped self promotions, buggy at times and some members of the community who want to empty your wallet.

The key takeaway is for an all in one marketing toolkit this ClickFunnels product is solid. A well polished option that is ahead of most competitors and continuing to grow. Price as an expense verse revenue attributed to this tool I’m fine paying for it because of what it helps me generate in 💰💰💰💰 4 bags of coin for this sweet marketing software.

I found ClickFunnels really easy to use and fast when I want to get a new landing page up I can blaze through the setup and have a new funnel ready in about 35 minutes including emails and payment gateway setup. It really does save me time. 4 out of 5 money bags! 💰💰💰💰

ShenZu

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Being in lockdown is tough the isolation and confinment can get to you. That good news is that everyone else is feeling just like you. Theres all these people stuck at home with nowhere to be and noo where to go.

My focus for the last 7 days has been to jump on opportunity.

“My team and I have been researching products and marketplaces that you can “buy low, sell high.”

I’ve spent the last week scanning the usual suspects trying to understand market demand for this current moment. It was a painstaking task but very important.

My Research Grounds:

  • Marketplaces
  • Amazon
  • Ebay
  • AliExpress
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook Marketplace
  • Empire Flippers
  • Flippa
  • Gumtree
  • Other domain sales platforms

My research produced some really good results and I want to share some of what I found with you here today. Ive found a lot of business categories where you can buy businesses at an all time low. I know this may sound like the behaviour of a vulture but its just business.

I’ve been pretty keen to shift non essential tasks and projects to the side so that I could dig my teeth into the shift in the market. Theres something unusual and almost once in a lifetime happening right now. I know Ive not been through any other world changing event to the scale of this corona virus.

My thoughts originally were to use this for my own portfoilios benefiet but then its better to share so we all get a slice of that cheese. I know a lot of people are in struggletown with businesses collappsing and money running dry.

>> See post about building a resilient business.

There is a huge shift in how people are using online search now and the daily habits of each user. This is new territory for all of us especially online marketers. Ive seen some crazy stuff growing in popularity and search interest thanks to Google trends. At times like this its important to keep your head on the swivel.

 Below I will list what Ive seen and what you can use to sell more while isolated at home.

If you are looking for something to do in quarantine that can make you online money…

Or if you are stuck inside looking for a new side hustle that will make you teh money you want for your next project this is for you…

Or like millions of people and my girlfriend you just got laid off and you need something right now to keep the lights on…

Then I can help you with a strategy thats stood the test of time the “buy low, sell high” tactic will give you some ideas that start you on your online journey.

Here are 3 things that people are flipping right now for fun and profit:

1. Trading Cards.

In my younger years collecting and trading NBA basketball cards was my addiction. Collecting all the rookie cards of the big players took most of my after hours time when I wasnt actually playing ball.

But the unique situation we are in is that all major sports leagues are in exile sadly. So what type of trading cards can be used in this corona virus time? Suprisingly still sporting cards and battle cards.

Most sporting team cards are still growing in popularity the weird thing is with the seasons suspended these leagues are still growing in populaity. There are millions of people at home and what do you think the TV networks are doing? they are showing replays and sports from the past. This is what is helping propell the rising interest in these trading cards.

>> Buy Michael Jordans 20k pointc club card on Ebay.

Michael Jordans rookie basketball card

Ive never been a magic cards collecter guy, Ive got friends who are huge dungeons and dragons nerds, White Dwarf and Magic The Gathering card collectors. These card collections are exploding right now so how can you pivot to include trading cards in yoru product sales? can you make a set of cards on your industry.

I’m seeing huge popularity spikes in this niche. Think of all the dads stuck at home and the lack of live sport on TV, and then think what is one really great way for parents to bond with their kids? sports of course. With the parents and kids at home trading cards with popular sporting stars is one sure fire way to strengthen a bond by using sports trading cards. Kids also love those battle cards and using pwoerups and level up type cards, this is like old school pokemon but with cards.

PLUS… due to the economic slowdown, a lot of collectors are strapped for cash, which means that you can “buy low” right now. This is a perfect product for our buy low sell high strategy.

Proof is in the search results:

NBA trading cards

Just look at those prices for a basketball card. Crazy money for a trading card.

Trading card money is made in two ways:

This niche is one for collectors so finding and collecting full sets is a valuable focus and also finding those rare cards, limited print cards and the big stars rookie cards.

Another tactic is a little more of a gamble but buying stars that are about to rise as as valuable or popular players. This can be a little harder in oru current now because the players are sidelined. But there is big money in flipping these cards much like stocks the players tsock value rises and falls as their performance reflects on impact.

2. Designer hand bags & Perfume.

Weirdly as we are all self isolating and social distancing so why would someone need a designer handbag it boggles the mind. I’m not a fancy guy I really enjoy thrifty shopping and functionality of clothing and accessories. My girlfriend HATES when I buy clothing and accessories based on functionality 😆.

Designer Handbags and Perfume are spiking to all time highs right now. Ive seen post after post after post around these items being hunted online. I get that all the stores that sell these are closed except pharmacies or chemists but they sell knock off garbage perfumes not designer.

When shoppers cant get hold of products they want that product goes into high demand. There are still a lot of people who have excess money that they want to offload and dont forget about people pre corona virus who were excessive shoppers who now have to commit to getting their retail therapy online. 

With designer handbags and name brand perfumes being a huge interest all you need to do is know where to look to find these items at wholesale prices. There is so much fraud in the space that finding real, authentic fragrances can be a challenge so dont just go to AliExpress and get that channels perfume because its a knock off and can get you into all kinds of problems. This does present a real opportunity for selling the real brands and NOT cheap immitation handbags and fragrances.

My advice is to take 2 angles for this and present yourself as a wholesale buyer, liquidator and bulk buyer of goods and look for auctions, liquidations and wholesale places for opportunities. Most people who do this normally may be laid off or on leave.

The second angle is as a seller and store owner of a store that sells these things.

The overview of how this works:

  • Know where to look for these products
  • Know what brands are in demand
  • Buying at a low price
  • Know what marketplaces to be promoting that you have these products
  • Negotiating and promoting your webpages where you will sell these items
  • Sell product at a higher price than you paid for it

Some search terms you can optimise your web pages for:

  • Designer handbag
  • [name brand] handbag
  • Handbag [name brand]
  • [name brand] perfume
  • perfume [name brand]
  • buy [name brand] online

There are entire markets and buyer types to flip high end colognes, designer handbags and perfumes to. I am far from the target market so this niche was new for me to be diving into but the riches are in the niches and as far as I can tell this niche is ripe for the picking. There were so many people searching for and asking for these products that it would be hard not to make money if you have the actual products.

This right now presents a very rare opportunity for you to buy low priced items and sell high on your website to an already hungry to purchase audience.

THIS is a perfect product for our tactic of buying low and selling high. I hope you can start to see the shift in perspective of how Im looking at the markets now.

This bag is a Christian Dior designer handbag that retails for $6,462 see actual handbag here.

3. Buying Businesses and Websites.

I love domain flipping and business flips. These have been a huge part of my income over the last 3 years. In a nutshell I buy a website or business at a low investment price and perfrom some work to these websites using my onlien marketing skills to create a website that now functions as a high converting store or lead generating website.

>> If you want to work with me on a website or business you own contact me here.

This is the perfect time to start looking for investment opportunities. A lot of businesses have closed or are closing their business down. There are also a lot of websites that people who used to have employment that no longer do and c an not sustain teh fees for running and managing websites. This is a sad reality of what this virus has done to the economy. 

I would look at Flippa, Gumtree, Shopify Exchange or FE International and look for businesses for sale. The filters will help you navigate to the most relevant opportunities for you. I set filters ranging from $3,000-120,000 so I have a range of business types.

Now this is a longer play and not a buy today and flip tomorrow unless you work very fast. This takes me riughly 2-4 months to get my hands on teh new purchase and make some cosmetic edits and some backend changes to get that site healthy and looking good. I also like to track activity on teh front end of the website buy adding Google Analytics and reviewing any affiliate programs, ecommerce settings or existing CRM type sale systems.

My process revolves around taking something that is not working for someone else and refining what they have on the front end. It needs to look nice for people using the website. I like to then focus on backend adjustments to make sure the website is Google friendly and in good health. Once Ive done these two steps my entire focus on the UX and conversion rates of the website. 

When I am happy with the data I have and the visitor engagement is looking healthy I will start to get the site ready to flip for a much bigger payday.

This is my 3 tips for selling online while locked down and self isolating but still making money. I use the buy low and sell high method in dropshipping and site flipping all the time and its made me a lot of money 💰💰

I’m focused on businesses that are fun to build, regardless of what the economy is doing.

Ill be setting up a mini course on how I do this so people can see the step by step process to take control of their lifestyle and finances. Stay Tuned. If you want to do this on your own, you can totally do that too.

Take note take action and take advantage of the market. If you liked this drop a comment, share it or show me your results in a month or two ✌️.

How To Make Money Blogging

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We are going to be using our blog as A marketing tactic to grow our list and audience size. This allows us to create a following and platform for which we can then promote offers and services to said audience. Most online businesses work like this 1 Visitor ready to...

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How Do You Become An Affiliate Marketer?

How Do You Become An Affiliate Marketer?

How Do You Become An Affiliate Marketer? Really its quite easy you build up a website that you intend to use for the hub of the promotion and then apply to the affiliate networks that you wish to join. There will be some requirements on your side for each network byt...

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Go High Level Marketing Software Changing The Game

Go High Level Marketing Software Changing The Game

  How Go HighLevel Got My Attention I first came across the company known as Go HighLevel when I was looking at moving away from Salesforce back in early 2019. My focus task at hand was to be reviewing and creating a matrix of potential CRMs to replace Salesforce...

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