What Sales Funnel Software Is Right For Your Business?

Sales Funnels
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When attempting to create a profitable sales funnel, there are a few elements in the funnels that should be addressed.

Are you using a sales funnel software to funnel your subscribers, opt-in leads, sales leads or Newsletter subscriptions? If not, your throwing money away down the toilet.

That means that you have to continue to pay for marketing to get new people to see your offer and one of two things will happen, you’ll run out of money or you will eventually quit because it is one of the fastest ways to close your business.

Now, Imagine if you had a sales funnel where you gave away a free report, free ebook, or free coaching and for this they would give you their email information and after they input their info then you will redirect them to an offer to buy something and if they don’t buy that’s ok, now you can follow up with them and send them other tailored offers they are interested in and still have the opportunity to sell them a product that solves their problem.

Yes, you can create a sales funnel on your website by creating a page with an opt-in form and redirect them to your offer you want them to see. But believe me I tried this method when I had a non-existing budget and learned a valuable lesson, Get a software or a system that has everything you need.

It is well worth the investment, time and money as well. If you are in this exact place right now and struggling to get your funnels created here I’ll discuss a few well known funnel softwares and some of the features and benefits.

In order for you to create profitable funnels you need these elements in your funnels:

  • You need a software that let’s you create an awesome sales funnel like FunnelKitGo, leadpages.net, MegaPhone, WPProfitBuilder, InstaBuilder or ClickFunnels.

Each one does a great job a creating powerful platforms you can use to increase your list building but you need to read every individual system to understand more, see what they offer and see if it meets your needs.

  • The second tool you need to have in place is an Autoresponder Email Management System like Aweber, GetResponse or ConstantContact. Unless you are part of or join an online business training platform like EMP or MyLeadSytemPro. They are both companies who have been online for over 8 years and both have proven track records online. They have helped me grow my businesses online.

Email services are all very great services to use. I’ve used Aweber for over 7 years and have been very happy with their service plus they have a great training program to help you build awesome Opt-In forms and show you how to increase your email conversions. This service will allow you to write a personalized email to your entire list at one time which saves tons to time to do other important tasks in your business.

  • The other piece of the puzzle is a wordpress website for easy and simple to use platform. Hosting is $10 a month to host your private website you control. Domain Name $10 to $15 bucks a year and an autoresponder like Aweber is $19.00 a month.

FunnelKitGo is a Plugin you download onto your computer and then you upload the zip file to your wordpress website and activate. Now your ready to start building some awesome pages for your business or affiliate products/memberships.

Instabuilder ‘s Headline and Features:

Easy-To-Use Drag and Drop Software Creates All Your Landing Pages In Mere Minutes… Without Expensive Fees! Drag-n-Drop Page Builder

  • Mobile/Tablet Responsive
  • 100+ Done For You Templates
  • 2 & 3 Step Opt-in Technology
  • Built-In Image Editor
  • One-Click HTML Converter
  • Export & Import
  • Welcome Gate
  • Split Testing
  • Advance Analytics
  • Scarcity Builder
  • and much much more….

Instabuilder seems to offer great service as well but I’ve never tried it. The testimonials seemed to point to the fact that it works well for some people.

Just keep in mind that the more bells and whistles the more your investment but does not mean that you can’t create awesome sales funnels with a less expensive software either.

This one sales funnel below was created with FunnelKitGo and is the least expensive or the ones mentioned above. I created this one just for this blog post in about 5 minutes.

sales funnels

Here are other examples created with FunnelKitGo…

sales funnel screen shot

sales funnels screen shot

Here is what FunnelKitGo looks like behind the scenes and how simple it really is to use. You will see 5 Tabs in the image below. As you go through each tab you will follow along and preview to see what it looks like before you make your sales funnel live.

funnelkitgo

Here below is a comparison screen shot on each of the competitors except Instabuilder with prices starting out at a one time investment of $77 for a 3-Site License, $97 for Unlimited License or $197 for Developers License.

To see the entire comparison list of funnel creators visit here.

sales funnel comparison

Remember that creating a great sales funnel doesn’t end with getting a software creating beautiful professional looking pages. The content you create inside the pages, email forms, your content marketing and ads are vitally important to the success of your business.

I’ve used many systems and have narrowed to a handful that gets me results and allows my business to grow and scale as needed.

This is the reason I share this information so you can make the right decision without all the trial and error I’ve been through before all these new software’s have come into our new technology to help automate our businesses to a certain extent.

Every type of promotion, content marketing and list building strategy should have a sales funnel in place. For many years I’ve heard the saying, ” The Money Is In The List “.

Well, after many years of testing and trying out different things one thing has always been constant, list building defines how large your profits will be.

This is why it is imperative that you have a sales funnel in place, can’t emphasize that enough!

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How To Create A Lead Capture Page Using Elite Marketing Pro

Having A Lead Capture Page Is A Down Right Necessity If You Want To Enjoy Long Term Success In Business Online or Off-Line!

Why is this so important ?

Lead Capture PageThe answer is quite simple. Today over 90% of consumers are online and most of them are doing their shopping via mobile devices.

If you have a small business you might ask yourself, Why do I need a lead capture page ? All of the major name brand stores and companies are doing it and for good reason.

One thing I’ve learned in online business is that, The Money Is In The List! And this is where smart marketers, big brand name stores and smart business owners have taken their marketing to the next level and so should you.

The most valuable asset you could have in business is a list of loyal subscribers and even better than that, a list of loyal consumers.

The investment is quite small when you compare the value of a subscriber and an email list. For example: Did you know that Microsoft purchased Skype for a whopping $8.5 Billion and Skype was not worth on paper anywhere this kind of money.

But why did they pay such astronomical price because of the list of subscribers. The list of subscribers over a lifetime will be worth many times what they paid.

So, How Do You Create A Lead Capture Page To Start Building Your List Of Subscribers ?

  • First you need a lead capture page system like LeadPages.net, or join a program like Elite Marketing Pro which includes on as part of their membership which allows you to build professional pages to match your brand and business.

This is where Elite Marketing Pro comes in because they have an integrated a lead capture software that makes the sales process automated.

  • The second thing you will need is the Copy you will use in your capture pages. Important to note that your copy must be congruent with your website copy so there is not disconnect in the sales process.
  • Third thing you will need are photos you plan to use in your lead capture forms as you seen in the video. If you haven’t watch the video I recommend you watch so you get a better idea of what I’m talking about.
  • The fourth thing you will need is an Email Autoresponder service like Aweber which is where you will manage all of your lists segmented into individual businesses or niches.
  • The fifth piece if the puzzle is your product. If you don’t have a product and would like to use affiliate products it is perfectly fine. There are free affiliate networks and companies that will allow you to sign up for free as an affiliate. Like Clickbank.com, Shareasale.com or Amazon.com and many others…

If you have your own product then you are going to need additional tools and resources to make everything work as smoothly as possible.

Here are additional things that you will need if you have your own product:

  1. You will more than likely need to have your own website to process order fulfillment and payment processing.
  2. If you decide to build a website on WordPress there are plugins like WooCommerce which allow you to process orders and product fulfillment and also integrate payment gateways.
  3. You will also need a payment processor like PayPal and Shopping Cart or others. Most payment processors will allow you integrate API’s directly with your website so the consumer never leaves your site in the sales process.

To learn more about Elite Marketing Pro watch a free video where I take you behind the scenes and what this is system is about and how it can help you and your business as well.

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How To Be Successful With Your Own Online Business

How To Be Successful In Any Business Is Challenging Specially If You Don’t Understand These Five Things!

Keys To SuccessFirst I want to tell you how I struggled and how I learn to be successful online.

When I lost my job and with over 140K in debt, I worked endless jobs trying to make ends meet, purchased almost every single system and shiny object in my path and lost thousands of dollars online trying to figure this online business thing.

But one thing was certain even through all these failures and obstacles, Giving up was NOT an Option!

Through all this I learned something from each system I failed in and simply wouldn’t do it again but continue to take steps and action into finding how to be successful online.

Here are five things I learned and follow every single day in my business and help others do the same:

  • Focus – This is probably the hardest one on this list. It is easy to get distracted by all the shiny objects, Facebook, Emails, friends and Nay Sayers. You have to develop the focus and discipline to do the daily money making tasks without all these distractions. In other words, turn everything off and get to work.
  • Learning – If your not learning your dying. You need to be constantly learning your business and learning new strategies to improve your business everyday.
  • Implementation – When you learn something it does no good if you don’t implement it. You need to implement what you learn.
  • Perseverance – There will be days where things don’t work out the way you want them to work but you must persevere through these days and say to yourself, tomorrow will be a better day and continue to move forward.
  • Taking Action – It does not how good the system is if you don’t take action you will be at the same place five years from now. I was in a mastermind two days ago and there was one myth that came up, ” Take Massive Action “. Well, as it turns out those who are achieving the most success were just doing one or two simple things a day but doing it consistently everyday.

Here are four other things that are important on how to be successful with your own online business:

  1. Product – If you don’t have your own product then you need to use some else’s product but you need to make sure that it is a quality product that works and does what it promises or you will not have any success for any length of time. Also be a product of the product, meaning get the product yourself and try it out and make sure that it works.
  2. Sales Funnel – You need a sales funnel. What’s a sales funnel ? A sales funnel is having a website, hosting for your website, a Domain Name, and an email autoresponder to funnel all of your leads and prospects through.
  3. Marketing – An effective and attracting message needs to be used if you are to see great results with your marketing. This is why I have studied attraction marketing to learn the behavior of your potential customers and what is their thought process before they make a buying decision. This is very powerful!
  4. A System – If you don’t want to build a website or don’t know how to go about it right now that’s OK. You can join a proven system that has a sales funnel in place and have great products that people are hungry for. I’ve used many systems and the one I use now because it works and does what it promises and personally recommend is Elite Marketing System. If you want to learn more about this system checkout the Start Here Page where I go over all the details of this system. If you have any questions my contact info is there as well so you can contact me.

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Need An Online Business System That Works On AutoPilot?

What is an online business system and how can it run on AutoPilot you might be asking yourself, Right ?

There are a few things to consider when looking for an online business system that delivers results and is not excessively expensive. After all most entrepreneurs starting an online business don’t have a huge budget.

There are two ways to have a online business system that can run almost on autopilot:

  1. You can build your own sales funnel which we will be going over below.
  2. There are also online business systems that are already set up for you and all you have to do follow a couple of steps and your setup.

So, what are the components of an online business system ?

  1. You need a capture page or squeeze page.
  2. You need an email autoresponer service that manages your list for you and provide you with the ability to create opt-in forms.
  3. Preferably you need a website but not necessary. I’ll share the pros and cons of having or not having a website.
  4. You need a product or service to offer your prospects.
  5. I recommend you have a Free eBook or Newsletter to give away. I’ll share why you needs this below.
  6. You need emails set up with your autoresponder to be delivered to your email list.

Now let’s go over each of these areas below:

  • Capture Page or Squeeze Page:

Capture PageWhat is a capture/squeeze page and how does it apply to your business ?

A Capture/Squeeze Page is a page where you can include an opt-in form, a video, images and text which will provide your readers with a message you want to convey to them.

In the capture page you should have these elements to improve the chances of getting the prospect to opt-in your autoresponder form:

  1. An irresistible offer that they can’t refuse and will give you their name and email.
  2. The message should be clear and congruent with what they will find in the next page ( ie. your product or service ) after they have opted in to your list.
  3. If you include a video it is critical that you deliver the message and make sure you have a call to action at the end of the video like, ” Enter Your Best Email Below To Get Your Free Report, Free eBook or Free Newsletter ” etc…
  4. You will need to get the opt-in form HTML Code you will include in the capture page and input into the email autoresponder box you will find when creating your page.
  • Email Autoresponder: 

Email AutoresponderWhat is an email autoresponder ? An email autoresponder is a service that averages about $20 per month. What this service does is it collects the emails through your opt-in forms and places them in a specific list you designate within the autoresponder back office.

This service allows you to manage all of your prospects, buyers, readers, or newsletter subscribers all in one place. What is awesome about this service is it allows you to deliver content in a massive scale regardless of how big or small your list is.

If you wanted to stay in touch with a list of 1,000 or even 5,000 subscribers all you have to do is type up an email and select what group or list you want to send to instead of sending out 5,000 emails individually which would take you a very long time. This service also allows you to build as many lists or opt-in forms as needed.

Some of the more popular email autoresponders are: Aweber, Constant Contact, and GetResponse.

  • A Website: 

WebsiteAs I discussed earlier in this article, a website is optional but if you have your own product or service I recommend you have a website.

Even if you are selling affiliate products it is a good idea to have your own website specially if you plan on doing advertising on Google for example.

Some advertisers are not affiliate marketer friendly and having a website can help you bypass the red tape.

What are the Pros of having a website ?

  1. It is your domain and you can do what ever you want.
  2. You can choose a Domain Name that represents your product and/or company. A Domain Name will run you approximately $12 to $15 per year.
  3. Another benefit is, you can add your own products, affiliate products or what ever service you offer.
  4. You can design your website to your liking or what is more suitable for your products and/or service.
  5. It also allows you to have a blog on your site as well which I highly recommend if your going to be in business for a while. It is the best way to stay in touch with your audience, subscribers, readers and can provide them with solutions they are looking for.

What are the Cons of owning a website ?

  1. It takes work to keep a website updated.
  2. You need to be familiar with the working elements of your website. Including; how to set up your website, how to build pages, how to build a blog, how to incorporate your autoresponder and how to make your website user friendly.
  3. You need to know and understand SEO ( Search Engine Optimization ). Why? If you know how to optimize your website properly it can generate a nice flow of free search engine traffic to your site.
  4. You also need a Hosting account. This is where your website will be hosted and up-kept  for you. This will run you approximately $10 a month. You can use services like Hostgator, 1and1, Bluehost among the most popular.
  • You Need A Product or Service to Offer: 

ProductWhether you have your own product or service or even an affiliate product it needs to provide a solution for a specific problem or ailment the prospect has and more importantly it needs to be of high value.

In business we always try to over deliver and go beyond a customers expectations. Why? Because you only have one chance to impress your customers.

Today with the internet at their finger tips it is easier than ever to find someone else who will provide them with a solution to what they are looking for. So, it is important that you keep your eye on the bigger picture.

Which is having a long lasting relationship with your prospects, subscribers and consumers of your product. What this will do for your business is bring down the cost of marketing and running your business.

  • Free Report, Free eBook, or Free Newsletter:

Free ReportWhy do you need any of these ? Simply put you need to get your visitors and prospects to give you their email in exchange for your Free Report, eBook or Newsletter.

If you want to maximize profits and you keep a good balance sheet of your business costs, profits and losses you will understand why.

It is cheaper to keep a customer for life than it is to get a new one every time you want to sell a product because you can just send them an email with updates, new sales or discounts or just blog updates.

It is a more cost effective way to run your business and give you the opportunity of expanding and scaling your business as it grows with less costs involved.

Picture this for a moment; Imagine if you were to close the doors of your business tomorrow for one reason or another. The next day you can turn around and send your list an email and if you have taken good care of the people on your list they will respond positively to whatever it is you have to tell them.

Your email list will be the most pride possession you will have in any business. An email list is truly, ” Pure Gold ” because you can create cash on demand.

  • Emails: 

Email AutoresponderLastly, You need to have pre-written emails that you will include in your email autoresponder to send out automatically. These emails can be segmented depending on where your prospect, subscribers or buyers are in the process.

Meaning if one of your subscribers becomes a buyer than they should be forwarded to your buyers list and not receive the same email your newsletter subscribers or non-buyers are getting.

You can set this up when building your list inside the autoresponder service. Like Aweber for example they give you an option of selecting a box to forward them to the buyers list after they have made a purchase.

Earlier we talked about building your own capture page which is what we just discussed above and all the working elements of a capture page and a squeeze page.

Now I want to discuss online business systems already designed and set up where you just plugin your products using templates and forms provided to you by the service.

If you search online by the name of, Capture Page System, Squeeze Page System, Lead Generation System, Marketing Funnels, Affiliate Funnels you will find quite a few. The situation will be, Which one works best for my business and will get the results you are looking for.

In the past I have built my own capture pages and funnels and while I have enjoyed the experience I have to say that it is a lot of work.

But, If you don’t mind getting in the trenches I recommend you do it at least once to get the experience of what your funnel, capture page and/or squeeze page should have and what works best for you and your business.

I now work smarter and use ultimate sales funnel system already set-up where I just plugin whatever product I have to offer or just simply to build my list and allows me to mastermind with other entrepreneurs about what is working now and not yesterday. The internet is moving fast and you need to keep up.