What Is A Sales Funnel And Why Every Business Needs At Least One

Do you know what a sales funnel is?

I bet you do.

Think about it…have you been to a restaurant or drive-thru lately?

Did the person taking your order offer you an additional item?

“Would you like fries with that?”

“Would you like to add a side salad?”

“Did you save room for desert?”

“Would like to go BIG?”

Those simple questions are perfect examples of a sales funnel at work.

A sales funnel is simply a process to take a person from point A to Point B.

Below is a simple sales funnel…

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Businesses of all types use sales funnels to increase value, sell more products and deliver additional services.

Every business should have at least one sales funnel in place!

Below is a simple sales funnel that’s typically used to get a visitor’s email address and make the first offer…

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Typically, a lead magnet (something of value – a PDF, video training, free product, etc.) is offered on the squeeze page in order to entice the visitor to give out their email address. The goal of the squeeze page is to get the visitor’s email address and move them to the next stage of the sales funnel.

The bridge page is used to deliver the lead magnet and introduce them to a product that will solve their problem or make their life easier in some way. The goal of the bridge page is to get the visitor to click thru to the sales page.

The sales page is where the product is explained and sold. This can be your product or service, or can be an affiliate offer.

As you can see, sales funnels are a vital aspect of any business.

Would you like to learn more about sales funnels and how to build them?

One of my favorite digital marketers, JayKay Dowdall, has just released a new training on how to build sales funnels…the right way!

JayKay is one of the best marketing trainers I’ve come across. His Destiny training on Facebook chatbots and his FB Masters Program on Facebook ads were stellar.

Learning how to build sales funnels is a great skill to learn for anyone in business, and is essential for anyone doing business online.

I highly recommend Funnelize!

In fact, I love the training so much that if you pick it up through me you’ll be invited to join my private Facebook group where we will work through the training together and help one another build sales funnels (plus some other great bonuses…watch the video for details).

Click Here To Check Out Funnelize

If you have any questions, please just leave a comment below…

*Note – If you pick up Funnelize through my link I will receive a commission.

 

How To Give Your Videos A Boost Of Energy

In yesterday’s post I mentioned a new conversion-boosting hack that’s been added to Content Samurai that can also be done to your videos, even without using Content Samurai.

But, if you didn’t watch the video you wouldn’t know what that hack is…let me explain it…

What’s the hack?

The hack is a new feature in Content Samurai called “Energy Boost”, and it gives you the ability to instantly increase the engagement, retention and conversion level of EVERY video you make!

Why is Energy Boost so important?

You see, the key to effective selling online is => EMOTION.

If you have a dull or boring voice track, then people won’t engage with your videos, or buy your products.

BUT, if you inject energy into your voice track, then people WILL engage with your videos, and be much more likely to buy.

How does Energy Boost work?

The all new Energy Boost feature allows you to vary the speed of any voice track with a single click of your mouse!

If your voice track sounds a little dull, you just drag a slider and click your mouse to instantly transform the speed and energy level of your video!

To see how this world first Energy Boost feature can help you create engaging, high impact videos to grow your business in 2019, click here.

How can you replicate the Energy Boost feature without Content Samurai?

Now I love Content Samurai and think it’s one of the best video creation tools available, but I know not everyone will choose to use it.

Two ideas for replicating the “Energy Boost” feature…

  1. Be aware of your energy level and vocal speed when you record your videos and make a conscious effort to be more energetic.
  2. Many video editing programs enable you to increase the speed of your videos. Even a slight increase could boost the perceived energy level.

I definitely think the easiest way to create videos and utilize this new Energy Boost feature is to grab Content Samurai.

This week you can get it for 40% off for life.

Click Here To Check Out Content Samurai

Questions? Simply leave a comment below…

*Note – The above links to Content Samurai are affiliate links. If you sign up through my link I will receive a commission.

How To Boost Video Conversions With 1 Click Of Your Mouse

If you’ve read many of my previous posts this year you know I’m a big fan of Content Samurai.

It’s a cloud-based video creation tool that is simple, makes great-looking videos and is continually being improved.

Well I just found out that the Noble Samurai team discovered a surprising marketing hack that allows you to increase the conversion rate of every video you create!

They discovered this hack a while back but have just now integrated it into Content Samurai.

Watch the video below to learn more…

Even if you don’t pick up Content Samurai you can use this hack in your videos to increase conversions!

One of the best things about Content Samurai for bloggers is that you can quickly paste the content of one of your blog posts inside Content Samurai and it will automatically create the slides and pick images to go in your video.

Of course, you can tweak and edit to your heart’s content…select video from their library, add music and even use their AutoVoice feature to speak the text.

Even better, this week you can get it for 40% off!

I love Content Samurai and highly recommend it!

Click Here to Check Out Content Samurai and Get a 40% Discount for Life

Questions? Leave a comment below…

*Note – The above link to Content Samurai are affiliate links. If you sign up through my link I will receive a commission.

How To Get Unstuck And Start Really Making Money Online in 2019

With only a few weeks left in 2018 I want to ask you a few questions…

How was your 2018?

Did you achieve your goals?

Did you attain the level of success you were striving for this year?

Did you make the kind of money online that you were hoping to earn in 2018?

If you answered “No” to any of these do you know why you missed the mark?

I can honestly answer that I have a few “No’s”.

NO I didn’t attain the success I was striving for and NO I didn’t make the amount of money online I was hoping to earn.

Where I think I went wrong is I got stuck when it came to two critically important aspects of my online business…

  1. Consistently growing and nurturing my email list(s)
  2. Creating my own products

I started the year with sales funnels that were going to help me grow my lists, but I abandoned them and ended up going back to more familiar, less predictable methods of income generation like product reviews.

And though I’ve had a couple of product ideas this year, I’ve been unable to force myself to either start them or see them through to completion.

In fact, I can remember a Saturday where I had planned to knock out a full video course, but instead I wasted the day watching Netflix.

Am I the only one? Or, can you relate?

Do you feel like your stuck and can’t seem to see your way forward?

Are you concerned, as you see people on Facebook posting about their detailed plans for 2019, that your 2019 will be no better than your 2018?

If so, I want to recommend an excellent resource that will help you:

  • Learn the truth about succeeding online from a 20+ year marketing veteran
  • Focus on the few things that really matter
  • Discover which tools you really need (much less than you think)
  • Pick a guaranteed smoking hot money niche
  • Create multiple types of products fast
  • Much, much more!

It’s called Get Unstuck and the video on the next page will explain everything…

Click Here to Get Unstuck (Watch the Video)

If you have any questions, simply leave a comment below…

*Note – The above link is an affiliate link. If you decide to buy Andy’s Get Unstuck I will receive a commission.

 

The Safecracker’s Guide To Building A Business

Ran across this video from the team at Noble Samurai, excellent thoughts and an amazing use of Content Samurai to create the video…

What do you think?

Leave your thoughts in the comments below…

Also, if you’d like to easily create videos just like this give Content Samurai a try for FREE for 7 days…

It’s a great tool for transforming your blog posts into engaging videos.

Click Here to Start Your FREE Trial

*Note – The above link is an affiliate link and if you decide to purchase Content Samurai after your free trial expires I will receive a commission.

A Simple Way To Boost Web Traffic To Your Website, Blog or Offer

You’ve probably heard this time and time again, but it bears repeating…

Traffic is the lifeblood of the Internet.

Without web traffic your site is a ghost town…no views, no comments, no sign ups, no purchases…nothing!

The problem is that all traffic is NOT equal.

So, a more accurate mantra might be…

Targeted traffic is the lifeblood of conversions.

What’s the difference?

Generic web traffic is any visitor to your site, whether they are interested in your content or not.

Whereas, targeted traffic is visitors that are interested in your content and are more likely to take the desired action you want from them.

Now when it comes to web traffic you typically see two types mentioned…free and paid.

In reality, if you value your time there is no such thing as free traffic.

 

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One way (money) or another (time) you are paying for your web traffic.

*Note – One exception to this rule is personalities that have a huge audience and are able to tweet or quickly post content that garners a huge response.

But for the rest of us mere mortals we have to try a little bit harder to get traffic.

Let’s look at how the typical paid vs free traffic scenario plays out…

Most paid traffic, no matter the medium (text or video or both), takes time to research and create. And then of course you have to run the ad and hope that your ad and targeting attracts the visitors you want.

The same goes for free traffic.

Time is spent thinking about the message and creating the content with the hopes that your audience will take action.

The difference?

With free traffic you ALSO have to spend time trying to get eyeballs on your blog post, website, social media post or video.

So let’s compare…

  1. Spend an hour creating a great blog post and then create an ad and run it at $5 per day for a week. Cost – $35 (plus your creative time)
  2. Spend an hour writing a great blog post and then an hour a day for a week promoting that post. Cost – 7 hours (plus your creative time)

Let’s say each method brings you 300 clicks to your site…which method makes the most sense to you?

I would much rather go the paid route and use my extra time to create more content.

Here it comes…

“I don’t know how to run Facebook ads or YouTube ads” OR “I’ll blow all of my money.”

You know what, you’re probably right. (Gasp!)

I’ve spent tons of money on paid traffic training and I still struggle to create profitable campaigns.

It’s tough to get it right, but when you do…WOW!

On the flip side, I’ve also exhausted myself trying to get free traffic to my reviews and posts.

What if there was a simpler way?

A way to get quality, targeted organic traffic without all the headaches?

THERE IS!

In fact, this paid traffic method is so simple…here are the 3 steps…

  1. Purchase one of the traffic packages
  2. Submit your target link
  3. Sit back and watch the traffic roll in

Yep, it’s that simple!

(Well, in all honesty you should tweak your target content to maximize conversions but you get the point.)

So, what is this super-simple traffic method?

It’s called the Abandoned Traffic Marketplace and was created by Marty Bostick.

Marty has spent the past nine months buying domains abandoned by other marketers and businesses that still have a steady flow of traffic.

Marty has seen such a large volume of clicks from his organic traffic network that he has decided to open it up to the public.

Let me answer a few quick questions for you…

Which countries does this traffic come from?

Marty has created two traffic packages, Standard and Premium. Standard traffic can come from anywhere. Premium traffic is filtered so that 85%+ comes from Tier-1 countries like the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

What niches is this traffic optimized for?

Check out the image below to see the niches you can currently choose from (Marty is adding more niches as additional domains become available and traffic networks are created):

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Does Marty guarantee conversions from this traffic?

Absolutely not! Neither does Facebook, Google or any other legitimate paid traffic platform. Conversions involve so many factors that are outside of Marty’s control that there is no way to guarantee them.

What Marty guarantees is real human, organic and targeted clicks to your website.

All of this for less than a decent pizza!

Special Update – My Initial Results

I’ve been testing Marty’s service for a couple of days and so far I’m encouraged by the initial results…

First up, Marty was gracious enough to set me up with a temporary package that I directed at this blog post…

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As you can see, there have been 37 clicks to this post since Monday.

Unfortunately, because I’m using the free WordPress site for this blog I don’t know how many of those visitors clicked through to Marty’s sales page or purchased his service. (I’m moving IMwithJay to it’s own site in January.)

Next up, I bought Marty’s Premium package and pointed it at an optin page offering a rolodex of free video and marketing graphics sites…

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The traffic started flowing around Noon yesterday and so far…9 clicks.

Even better, I’ve had 3 optins…

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I’m not sure yet why the landing page says 7 visits and my link tracking says 9, but I will
definitely keep an eye on it.

As I stated above, Marty doesn’t guarantee conversions…but I’m starting to see them!

If my optin rate stays between 25-40% I stand to gain between 75 to 120 new subscribers per month.

Also note, this particular lead magnet is geared towards affiliate sales with offers on the thank you page, in the PDF and within the follow-up email sequence.

My point being…there is plenty of opportunity for me to earn way more than what Marty’s traffic service costs me.

And all I had to do was pick a traffic package, submit my link and sit back and watch the clicks roll in.

This is as simple as it gets!

I’m very encouraged by these initial results and plan to do a more detailed case study after a few weeks of traffic.

Marty has created one of the simplest methods of paid traffic I’ve ever seen.

If you’d like to give it a try, head over to the Abandoned Traffic Marketplace, select the package you want, submit your link and watch the clicks roll in.

Questions? Leave a comment below…

*Note – Links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a commission if you make a purchase through them.

 

Internet Marketing Black Friday Deals 2018

Hey! It’s that time of year again when you can score some amazing deals on Internet Marketing software and training.

Throughout this week I will be updating this post with all the best Internet Marketing Black Friday deals.

Most of these deals last through Midnight Cyber Monday…

Hosixy Black Friday Web Hosting Deals – As low as $2.80/mo

Hosixy has quickly become my preferred hosting platform, especially for my Mass Marketing efforts.

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Their Black Friday hosting deals are AWESOME!

Click Here To Visit Their Site and then Click On Black Friday Sale

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Grab PLR to a SECRET rolodex of FREE Video and Graphics resources and start building your profit funnel and make massive affiliate sales!

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The Pile On Project Black Friday 2018 – $47

Hands down the best Internet Marketing Bundle available for Black Friday! Over $1000 worth of software and training for less than $50.

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Click Here To Check Out The Pile On Project

The Tony Shepherd Collection 2018 – $36

Barry Rodgers has put together a collection of 8 products from 6-figure marketer Tony Shepherd and is selling them at a huge discount!

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Click Here To Grab This Great Collection Of Tony Shepherd Products

The B-Sides – $9.95

Kam Jennings (AKA ZeroFatz) is one of the most down-to-earth full-time Internet Marketers around. Kam has compiled 27 of his trainings into one AMAZING bundle… And look at that INSANE price!

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Click Here To Grab Kam’s INSANE Bundle

IM Traffic Facebook Masters – $16.45 (65% Off)

Grab this excellent 6-part video training from IM expert Kevin Fahey that teaches you how to maximize traffic with Facebook.

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Click Here To Get Your Facebook Traffic Flowing

The Award-Winning Black Friday Mac Bundle – $25

Unlock 10 of the Highest-Rate Mac Apps in photography, utility, security & more…

At an INCREDIBLE Black Friday price…

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Click Here to Learn More About This Awesome Mac Bundle

Udemy Black Friday Sale – $9.99 per course

Udemy is running a special on all of it’s top courses…

Udemy Black Friday Sale! Top Courses From $9.99

Internet Marketing courses like:

  • The Complete Facebook Sales Funnel Blueprint
  • Content Marketing Masterclass
  • Ultimate Google Ads/Adwords Course 2018
  • Many, many more!

Udemy Black Friday Sale! Top Courses From $9.99

Depositphotos Black Friday Deal – $49

AppSumo has partnered with Depositphotos to bring an awesome stock photo deal…

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This deal comes with…

  • 100 stock photo and vector image downloads of ANY size
  • Unlimited stacking (stacking is when you buy the deal multiple times to get additional redemption codes, example: stack 2 and you get 200 downloads)
  • Credits that NEVER expire
  • All images are royalty-free and come with a Standard license (that means you can use them commercially, but you can’t resell the images.)

Click Here To See ALL Of AppSumo’s Black Friday Deals

StoryVideo Black Friday Special – $75

StoryVideo Complete is a 6-volume set of done-for-you videos and training that can help you become a video marketing superstar! (yes, this is a product of mine.)

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As more deals become available I will update this post, so bookmark this page and plan to check back on it every day this week.

Questions? Leave them in the comments below…

*Note – Links to products on this page are affiliate links. If you purchase a product I will receive a commission.

How To Make Money By Flipping Domains

You may not know this, but there’s a TON of money being made in the “virtual” real estate market.

Virtual real estate?

Of course, I’m talking about buying and selling domain names…domain flipping.

Much like the very popular “house flipping” model, flipping domains can be a very rewarding and lucrative endeavor.

Maybe you’ve heard of domains selling for hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars…

Honestly…that’s not what I’m talking about here.

I’m talking about turning $1 to $10 domains into $100 to $500 or even $1000 domains…consistently.

Wouldn’t that be great?

This is something that once you learn the method(s) you can earn a nice side income or scale it to a job-replacing income….it’s up to you!

And I’m also not talking about learning this skill from someone who launches a domain flipping product this month and then a Snapchat product next month…NOPE!

I’m talking about learning domain flipping from a career domain flipper…someone who has spent the last 15+ years making domain flipping his full time gig.

That guy is Gene Pimentel and he’s combined 5 of his best-selling courses for the price of 1.

Check out my review…

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to flip domains…or simply a good income-producing skill…

Gene is your guy…and this is the training!

Check Out Domain Profits Boss Now

*Note – I rarely recommend buying upsells, but in this unique case I highly recommend picking up upsell 2, Gene’s Master Domaining training – it’s 90 videos of domaining gold!

There is some overlap with Domain Profits Boss, but overall Gene expands on all of his methods with details that I think will help you be successful with domaining much quicker.

I’ve been through all of Domain Profits Boss and I’m about 15 videos in to Master Domaining…

The combination of the two is by far the BEST domain flipping training I’ve ever been through.

In fact, I’ve already purchased my first domain to flip and I’m hoping for a sale before the end of next week.

I highly recommend Domain Profits Boss and encourage to grab it and Master Domaining while you can get them for discount pricing.

Start Building Your Virtual Real Estate Empire Today

By the way, I’ve put together a nice bonus package if you buy during this special.

You can view my bonuses here.

Questions? Simply leave them in the comments below…

Building A Business On WordPress

Are you still struggling to get your online business off the ground?

If so, chances are it’s not your fault.

There’s a lot of hyped up products out there promising overnight riches, so-called one-click software’s which bring in leads and sales on autopilot.

Here are the facts about having real success online.

Yes, marketers can make thousands per day or more without working much, sales can come in while you sleep and becoming an online marketer can be the most rewarding job in the world, in so many ways…once you’re successful.

But here’s what nearly every successful online marketer has and usually starts with…

A Blog – The foundation of every online business.

That’s why this email is so important and relevant if you’re still struggling online.

Kevin Fahey who is one of the best teachers in the online space has released a new set of checklists and training videos showing you from start to finish how to Build A Business On WordPress.

Included is 18 detailed checklists providing you with all the knowledge you need from setup, content, traffic and most important earning with your WordPress blog.

Here’s what you get:

  1. Things to Know Before Making a Website on WordPress
  2. Installing WordPress from the Start
  3. Installing and Configuring a Theme on WordPress
  4. Installing and Configuring WordPress Plugins
  5. Styling WordPress
  6. Widgets and Menus on WordPress
  7. Tracking and Analytics for WordPress
  8. Create your First Blog Post On WordPress
  9. Creating and Setting up the WordPress Homepage
  10. WordPress SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
  11. Linking, Testing and Optimization
  12. Guest Posting
  13. WordPress Comments
  14. WordPress Security
  15. Integrating Social Media
  16. Making Money From Your Blog
  17. Sending Emails Via WordPress
  18. Final WordPress Checklist

The cool part about these checklists is that they come with PLR rights…which means you can sell this for 100% profit to your audience.

Kevin is one of the good guys in Internet Marketing and always over delivers with his products.

Check Out Building A Business On WordPress Today

* Please note, the special pricing on this is only available for a few days.

Questions? Simply leave a comment below…

** The above link is an affiliate link.