List Building And The Best Way of Automating Your Business

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Automation

Automating your list building can free you up for other valuable and important parts of your business you might enjoy doing, like marketing your business, content marketing or creating products etc… We are in the midst of technology revolution with automation and how everything online is a World Wide Web, ” Literally “. Time has connected us into a new era going forward beyond the 21st century.

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As automation grows, generations continue to evolve and improve the way they interact with their world, their business, and their personal affairs it has never before been so convenient to do almost everything using a smart phone while on the move in this fast paced world of technology.

Smart Phones account for more than 50% of searches results online even more than desktop computers. Today mobile marketing is a great inexpensive way to get people to interact with what you offer and potentially a subscriber or even a buyer of your products.

In other words, social media is a great place to be in front of your targeted audience and they have already segmented the audience for you so all you have to do is put in the search your audience would type in their search so you can connect with them. Makes Sense? Would love to hear your thoughts below…

But most importantly, this list building you are doing is a ” treasure chest ” of potential friends, subscribers, buyers, vc’s/jv’s and potentially loyal followers if you nurture your list properly.

List building has been one of the most kept secrets in fear of competition but in reality there are billions of opportunities in each market that competition should not even be in your vocabulary at this particular space in time. Why? Because if you have a good list that is responsive to your content the product does not matter but you have to remember that you have to target the right market with the right product.

This is why I highly recommend you have a third party email management system like Aweber, ConstantContact, MailChimp, or others available online, so you have more control of your list to build a lasting relationship with them which could last years.

Another area to be aware as if you didn’t already know, Right? Facebook continues to grow in search volume compared to other social media platforms at a beak neck pace of 79%.

What this means is that in order to keep up with your business list building efforts you need automation and there is no two ways about it. It would be literally impossible for anyone to keep up with their newsletter subscribers, buyers and communicating with them without using technology today.

In the old days a salesman would go door to door or use the old pony express waiting weeks before they would get a response to their mail orders in hopes of making a sale.

Today is a whole different ball game and the hard cold fact is that if you want to enjoy long term success you must embrace technology and automation or get left behind.

If you would like to find your audience, readers, subscribers and buyers they are online whether on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn or on search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and others.

You could still go door to door but why not leverage technology and reach more people in a single day using technology from the comfort of your home or office.

Which leads me to ” listing building “. The same applies for list building, if  you want to build a loyal list of followers, subscribers and buyers then you need a system in place.

list building

If you don’t have a system in place then you will struggle building a long term business online whether its affiliate marketing or selling your own product or services, either way you need a list building system that helps you grow your business.

List building is the number one concern of entrepreneurs who enjoy online success and it should be your priority as well.

Here are a few things to consider when automating your list building:

  • Capture Page
    Capture page with opt-in form

     Having a Capture Page – A capture page is a specific page where you could express the benefit of what they will expect when opting in to your list. The page will have a form where you will enter the list code from your email management system.

This is where you lay out the benefits of what your product or service you will provide them with in exchange for their email. For example: Maybe you want them to join your newsletter for blog updates, or giving away a free ebook or guide, newsletter about a specific topic they might be interested in or giving away a free chapter of your book.

If you use WordPress for your blog or website you could use a Plugin Software like FunnelKitGo, I have used them for a while and have create several professional looking capture pages like the one you see above. If you are on a budget this is a great option because it is packed with features and the price is awesome too.

  • Having an opt-in form – This is a form usually from an email management system which enables people to join your list in exchange for giving away something of value for free. You would embed your code from your email autoresponder list into your blog post HTML Text of WordPress for example or a page on your site.

The opt-in form can be in the form of a Pop-Up window using the options on an mail management system like Aweber a system I’ve used for more than 7 years. If you seen the one on this website then this one is by MailMunch which I use in conjunction with Aweber.

Always over deliver and give your readers, subscribers and visitors 110% value and the easier it will be to get people to subscribe, opt-in by giving you their email.

target market list building

  • Having an Opt-In Form – You can place it on the right or left column of your blog or website and is a must have and you can select where to show up. If you use WordPress when writing a blog post you can select the layout of the post ( Full Page or with columns when viewed live.

This will give your readers and visitors more opportunities not to miss out on that great free offer plus newsletter updates and can build your list faster.

If you are targeting the right market to your website and you offer a product for free, a free ebook, free report or guide, and give them free newsletter updates to stay in front of your audience.

If you don’t have at least this kind of system in place you are wasting your time and money on your marketing because you will always have to pay for marketing to get subscribers and readers to your website, blog or business which is not cost effective.

The idea is that when you have people subscribe to your email list you will always have them on your list and will make it extremely efficient to communicate with them by sending them new blog posts, business updates or new products you might want to share with them.

Which means that you don’t have to continue to pay for marketing to get the same subscribers, visitors and buyers. List building as you can see is one of the well kept secrets of marketing online. And it is why that the well known phrase in the marketing world, ” The Money Is In The List ” has been coined and associated with list building because it is truly the foundation of any long term business goals.

In order to build a long lasting business today you need to build a list while building a relationship with them so that they will become loyal followers and potentially loyal buyers as well.

If you become a problem solver to your market you will be an authority figure in their eyes and will be more apt to join your list and follow your content. Find what people are looking for and provide it to them, simple as that!

If you want to learn more then the 7 Step Lead Magnet Creation Guide shares some great tips you could apply immediately.

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What Sales Funnel Software Is Right For Your Business?

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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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7 Top Sites To Quickly Get Internet Traffic To Your Business!

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internet trafficWant to know some cool and cheap internet traffic sources you could use to market and get more exposure to your business ?

If you’ve been struggling to find traffic online don’t despair, not only is there enough internet traffic for everyone but there is a never ending long list of sources to find traffic online.

Beware! – If you run into a new source of traffic make sure to take a deeper look at the company, how long they’ve been around and how reliable are they to send you the traffic you pay for. Read reviews and see if it would be a good fit for you and your business.

Quick Tip: Make sure that you track all of your traffic by adding tracking id to your affiliate url’s or your personal product url’s. This will give you data and information of what traffic is working and which traffic is not so you don’t waste your money unnecessarily.

You can easily find huge pools internet traffic from California, to Texas, New York, Florida, Canada  or even United Kingdom if you know where to look.

In this blog post I want to share some great little places for placing ads that won’t bust your wallet with these 7 marketing platforms below.

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The truth is that getting qualified targeted traffic is a hard nut to crack because you must learn and master one medium and one strategy at a time plus learn how to apply it to your business to yield you a high return on your investment.

After all, this is the reason your in business in the first place, Right? But, I must warn you; Don’t go at it blindly.

Learn as much as you can about the marketing platform you feel comfortable using.

There are a host of methods you could use to market your business or products online and below are some methods I’ve personally used to build and grow my business.

I’ve been learning and applying these marketing strategies for a little while now and this is what I’ve learned thus far but continuing to learn more every single day.

1. Blogging – Blogging has been a place where I’ve laid my foundation to educate, share and connect with like minded people whom share the passion of helping others as well and learning from those who know more about a specific subject.

This is a platform I hold dearly because of its leveraged power and how much reach you have to expose your content is infinite. Plus You Brand Yourself while leveraging your value to engage with your followers and readers.

If you don’t own a blog I suggest you start one yesterday. Most successful entrepreneurs I know of have a blog and it is the nerve center of their business and it is your own domain and should be the nerve center of your business.

If a business or a product goes out of business it is no worry for you because all you have to do is change or delete the links going to that particular product or service but your blog will remain and will continue to grow as you keep sharing high value with your readers and visitors.

If you use a WordPress platform use a Plugin like Broken Link Checker. I use it and have experienced this with some going out of business and I immediately correct the problem so I don’t get my blog penalized by Google Search Engine.

I love blogging because it matches my passion of helping others by providing my readers high quality value they can use in their business and grow their own business through my experience along the way.

My Biggest Tip I Can Give You: If you would plan on building a blog of your own, just make sure that you do something you have a passion for and you will never work a day in your life instead you’ll have fun doing something you love to do.

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2. Social Media – Social Media has many platforms available for generating internet traffic and is a great place to connect with like minded people and leverage your connections:

  • TwitterTwitter – Twitter is a free platform to make image posts, text posts, video posts, educational posts, and share value to get more exposure for your brand and your business. Twitter also has Paid Ads as well. Have not used the paid ads yet.
  • FacebookFacebook – Not only can you build a personal profile to brand yourself but you can create a business page to brand your business too. Facebook also has Paid Marketing Ads where you can laser target your market more effectively with all the data Facebook has on buyers. Videos work better, more effective and you could get clicks as low as $.03 cents per click to your website link plus the engagement factor with other like minded people.
  • Google PlusGoogle+ – Google Plus social media platform is a free plus a great place to connect with like minded people who are looking for solutions to problems as well. It is important to build relationships though your content and following people whom you like to connect with. Google+ has many groups in almost every single category you could imagine and a great places to network with them as well. This platform can generate great people who are interested in learning more about your business but must be done while building relationships not just buy my stuff!
  • Youtube – If you don’t mind being on camera or getting videos done for you to put on your channel. This method does get traffic as being the number two of online traffic getting. They also have a paid platform though Google Adwords. Test small and scale as you find winners.
  • Instagram Instagram – Instagram has grown to be a great place to generate free leads from your image posts. Facebook acquired Instagram recently and now are part of the Facebook paid marketing ads as well. So, if you would like to post ads on Instagram you could do it from Facebook. If you want to know what Hashtags are popular on Instagram checkout the Instagram Directory.
  • PinterestPinterest – Pinterest has over 100 Million users, a free platform you can post your image content, your blog posts and your products. Pinterest has a paid ad service where you can target your audience directly.
PPC MARKETINGOther great affordable cheap internet traffic resources to choose from to grow your business:

3. LeasedAdSpace – Instantly reach more visitors online, and
dramatically increase your daily website traffic using this advanced viral traffic system.


4. Microsoft Ads – It is a great place to start and test in your PPC Marketing to hone in on your winning market and find winning ads you can test on other platforms to leverage the power of multiple sources.

5. 7Search.com – I’ve found 7Search to be another inexpensive and great place to test ads and find the winners to scale up to other more powerful and more costly for ppc marketing search.

6. Online Forums – You can find a few forums in pretty much every market or niche your in. Most forums are free to join. The best way to leverage forums is by setting up your signature file where you will place your link to your blog/website or products.

Do not place links on the comments or answers so you don’t get banned. Type your keyword or market and add forums in your search and you’ll find a host of them online.

SimilarWeb.com is a great place to find forums in different categories using their search box. See image below so you could find the right forum for you and your business.similarweb.com

internet traffic world in your hands
Internet Traffic World In Your Hands

7. Fiverr.com – Find internet traffic to your products or service starting from only $5 to grow your audience and your business. One of the hidden secrets I recently discovered from a top six figure earner who has used this cheap internet traffic source to grow his blog to millions of visitors today.

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Facebook Marketing 101 Basics

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Keep in mind that when creating images for Facebook marketing the Text on the image should be 20% of the space or less for starters.
Facebook Marketing

Facebook marketing will automatically – while your creating your Ad, Facebook will tell you if you will get less traffic because of having to much Text.

This is the indicator that your ad probably has more than 20% text.
 
We have experimented with both ways and image with less text always out performs an image with more text.
 
Now for regular posts and wanting to make an image with your complete message in it, then it doesn’t matter as much.
 
Experiment with your Facebook marketing and different ads to see which ones perform well and which ones don’t. The ones that don’t perform ditch them right away and don’t waste money trying to increase traffic. The Ad will dictate to you on how it performs.
 
Look at the stats, if you only have one lead in a week and no sales cut your losses and Run Forrest! Go to your next ad test.
 
Next time you will give it some thought and will not make the same mistakes again and if you do, shame on you.
 
The image has to be relevant to what it is your trying to give away or even if you are trying to sell something but not boring.
This image below is an image that I am promoting a Free Webinar Training that is comes up every Wednesday at 9 PM EST.
Facebook Marketing Training
Facebook Marketing Data
We’ve set our budget at $20.00 for 5 days to test it out and see what results it gets. In two days this is converting at around 18% which is not to bad but would like to see 30% or higher.
This is when you know you have a potential candidate for going viral and things could get interesting.
 
People love images that engage the viewer with emotion and relation to what the image is about. ( This one took me a while to figure out but it is so super important ).
 
Initially we start with as small budget as possible which is $5.00 per day or some type of ads you can set to Total Budget of $20.00 for one week.
 
Make sure you select your target market country or town and city for local businesses and make sure you select the language you prefer.
 
The next area you need to pick wisely is, Choice of Interests. You need to target as many interests that are relevant to your product.
 
What is your market looking for ? What does your product offer ? They both should match or you may have a small problem and will waste your money.
 
Just to let you know. Don’t tell me that I didn’t warn you.
 
Here is an eBook in PDF format on more advanced Facebook Marketing strategies you can use to market your business, checkout the free video: Facebook Training Video + 77 Page PDF to Easily Set Up Your FaceBook Ads for PROFITS.

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The Run Down on Power Lead Systems Revealed

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When we talk about power lead systems we expect to find a system that offers you a way to funnel your leads and prospects into your customer relations management.

power lead system

In the customer relations management area you can stay in touch with your leads and prospects to build a relationship. Inside the power lead systems you will find a software that allows you to build capture pages to generate leads to enter their email and get whatever you are offering.

Most power lead systems offer you a management system for your leads, prospects and customers. We recommend you segment your list depending on what stage you lead is in.

For example: If your lead downloaded the pdf you offered on your capture page then they should be in the Leads List. However if your lead took you up on the second offer and made a purchase then consider creating a buyers list.

This way when you send out an email it will be more targeted as to what your emails intent is.

Some power lead systems provide you with some training and other lead systems provide you with robust training to help your business thrive and gain traction and helping you understand exactly what is it your doing.

If you don’t have experience with a power lead system then getting the right one will save you a lot of money and a huge amount of time.

This is the reason most people fail when they are all excited to use the power lead system but it only gives you 50% of what you need to know which means that you will end up stuck, buying another product or system and possibly quitting before you even got really started.

Having a power lead system is great and I use it every single day in my business but there is a lot more to just having a beautiful capture page and getting a few leads because the fact is that if you don’t know marketing strategies in at least one area of marketing your dead in the water.

Now, Obviously you get what you pay for! There are power lead systems you can get for twenty bucks a month and others will run you a hundred and fifty a month or more.

Most unfortunately will get the twenty dollar system and wondered why it didn’t work for them. It’s not your fault! You just didn’t have the right tools and training to put a complete business together.

Here is one of the power lead systems we use to manage our businesses. This vault of high level training, coaching and software’s is just part of what this system offers and it is priceless as far as we are concerned.

Power Lead System Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of these training’s alone can cost you hundreds or more. The question many ask themselves is, How Do You Know Which One Is The Best For My Business ?

I can tell you with confident that this particular power lead system you see in the image above is one of the best in the industry and will be a fit for some and some not.

We’ve tried several to end up with two power lead systems that we currently use and it all comes to dollars and cents, Right? This depends on what you are trying to accomplish and how much are you willing to pay.

Something to keep in mind is, the least expensive is usually the longest way around to generating leads and prospects and converting them to sales which is the main goal in any business and of course achieve the level of success your looking for. Why?

You don’t have all the tools necessary to get the results you are after. If you would like to grow your business faster and more efficient then invest in a power lead system that gives you everything you need and leave nothing to chance in order to succeed!

Here is an example of just one marketing strategy you should know and understand before launching into the abyss.

Let’s take a look at Blogging. In this image below are a few things that you should be concerned with if your writing a blog post to not only deliver a message but use as an educational tool that helps your readers solve a problem, build trust plus generate leads and prospects and make sales.

This is an image of Yoast SEO analysis of a blog post we were writing. What this software does is streamline the process of optimizing our blog post to get Google to like it and send us traffic and help our website rank better in the search engines which gets us more traffic and leads.

Blogging Analysis

What does this have to do with a power lead system ? EVERYTHING! If not we would be just throwing content on our blog that gets no views and never be found online.

One of the worst things you can do to generate leads for your business is bombard your readers and leads with links and telling them to buy your stuff.

You obviously have to provide some kind of value and build trust in order for anyone giving you their email information into your power lead system capture page.

Blogging is one method we use to provide value and trust for our readers, leads or potential prospects before they decide that they want to get more information about our business.

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