Nowadays, we hear about startups who have created another innovative software or technology and raked in millions over night.
Are they all truly unique and original?
The truth is, everything under the sun has already been created, and we haven't yet heard about the 101 other companies that came before and failed...
When a new startup blows up all over the news, chances are they have already taken something that has already existed and made it a lot better.
The shape and idea of the wheel remains the same.You can be creative though as to what colour you want your wheel to be, what material to use and the pattern for the wheel... Your wheel needs to be suitable for your business just like how a car wheel is needed for a car and a bicycle wheel is needed for a bicycle.
The wheel can also turn into a gear for instance and be used in other ways! Who says we can't add teeth to a wheel? =)
Try to be a hero who is "unrealistically different" and there shall be consequences to face. Our business needs to work like a full circle.
The idea of a cycle that repeats itself, that's business! Yet, the circle need not be a perfect circle, so to speak, as long as you get your cycles going. So, as you start a business, you draw your first circle, and many more circles as the years go by... Get my drift?
Now, would it make more sense to learn from someone who knows exactly what to do, step by step?
Someone out there has already spent years of trial and error to find out exactly what works and how to shape your wheel. Chuck is one of them. He has not only created a free all-in-one course that I'm personally pretty impressed with, but has also formed a whole community to help beginners build an online business starting from scratch.
The good news is Chuck is also willing to mentor you every step of the way until you see results.
So, CLICK HERE, access the free course aimed to help you become a Super Affiliate, and join up as a Partner when you are ready to go further and receive some great mentoring. It's business, and the best thing to do is to invest in yourself, and invest in a mentor when you are ready to step things up!
There are actually a lot of people who try to do so many things online to make some money. In my opinion, if you have learned how to do affiliate marketing, you basically can market anything to make sales.
It's actually simple to do affiliate marketing if we can do things in a systematic flow, focus on one task at a time, manage well and account for our expenses and income, not be distracted by shiny objects, and have the courage to take the steps towards practical and achievable goals... just to name a few things to get right. Having said that, it's perfectly normal and human to make mistakes. Just don't dwell too much on them =)
Learning is a process, and learning affiliate marketing the correct way is actually very rewarding. Do not be greedy. If you can find a simple way like writing a review to share about a product on your blog and as a result make a commission by selling a product online, you can certainly do affiliate marketing.
If you cannot handle the list building part, do not fret. Do something basic that you can handle first, get it to work well, and then look into the harder parts later... For example, you could first do a posting on your blog where you do an unbiased review of a product and have your referral link that leads to the sales page of your product provided by the vendor included in the review for your visitor to make a purchase after reading from your review post about the solution your product provides to your visitor to solve a problem...
Getting that review post up may not be building a list for you, but it can still make some sales when you test it out by simply sharing that post on say Facebook or Instagram. Before sharing your post, you could learn to track your post so that you would know for example how many click throughs you get to your sales page out of every 100 visitors who read your post.
There's a lot to learn... from getting your own domain name to building up your blog, to outsourcing the tasks that's basically too difficult and time-consuming for you. Learning when to focus on what, and what matters and affects your bottom line is actually not difficult, but it takes those who know the processes inside out to guide you well, and having a vibrant and experienced community you can turn to truly makes a whole world of difference!
Remember this: You need not do everything perfectly before you can start to make money online.
Only those who have joined this program like myself can become an ambassador and can promote this. This is personally recommended by me. I've gone through this, and similar to having been through a good retreat, I shall not divulge what I have had the privilege to learn from Patric Chan.
I'm Patrick Chan, just a "k" more than Patric Chan =) LOL
Attached below is a snapshot of the testimonials, and it's thus obvious that I would highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn from this kind gentleman, Patric Chan, who is also a well-known Super Affiliate from Malaysia.
During this era, especially with the pandemic onslaught, any business that has no online presence can quickly be forgotten.
It is no longer safe to distant your business away from the world wide web.
The world has changed so much over this year 2020 that not going online is no longer an option if survival is at stake!
Yes, there are indeed tools that are already available for use to run entire companies and processes digitally. However, any minimum amount of research would quickly reveal that most of these products are expensive, complex and limited in customization. We need to do a lot of mixing and matching until we simply get overloaded with never-ending tasks of having to create a whole array of interfaces and spend seemingly endless manhours on troubleshoots and patch works.
In other words, not very user-friendly, and definitely not suitable for all business owners, especially those who are less tech-savvy and might even be on a budget. Many business owners would be facing challenges in their business processes as technology advances at warp speeds. Without paying attention to how technology can cripple or destroy a business at an alarmingly increasing rate, many businesses would find moving ahead henceforth increasingly difficult.
Who can afford to invest thousands of dollars a month into a bunch of complex tools, and adding to that, hire more employees to manage the increasing number of systems, right?
Well, if this sounds familiar, I have some good news for you.
As an online marketer, I am always looking for new solutions for these everyday challenges that we face as business owners. Home-based or office-based makes little difference now, if you know what I mean =)
Today, I am very excited to introduce you one of my vital discoveries.
GrooveFunnels is, by far, the best way I have found to be able to build websites, sales funnels and sell digital products online. Nothing has come close.
My friend told me today that he finds GrooveFunnels so superior and high up in the technology chain that it completely baffles him! LOL! Bless this friend of mine! =)
The best part? It’s FREE. But the free value does not end here… You see, GrooveFunnels is not merely a website and sales funnel builder.
The co-founder of GrooveFunnels, Mike Filsaime, is actually a veteran in the Internet marketing space, and has put all his experience and expertise into one of the best suite of marketing tools I have ever seen!
Through GrooveFunnels, he brings to us the technology necessary to move years ahead of others (who either cannot yet see or refuse to see the truth)... and marketers on this platform are getting educated generally for free to market using the cutting edge technology provided!
We pay for the technology, and we receive free training to market online using the cutting edge technology. Awesome, right!
I’m actually a Groovester, as in I had participated in investing in the development of GrooveFunnels, and am thus entitled to lifetime access to all the apps in GrooveFunnels. For instance, I can have secure webhosting completely free by hosting my domain names with GrooveFunnels! No more hosting fees, ever! Isn't this sweet?
I didn’t even mention some of my favorite benefits of GrooveFunnels.
As a member, I’ve also received a TON of community benefits.
I’ve been able to join their private Facebook group, connect with marketing experts inside, get and offer help with all kinds of problems, access private training within their own academy, ask questions through their helpdesk, and meet other like-minded entrepreneurs just like myself to make the best use of these tools.
To have a really great idea of how GrooveFunnels function and who are the people involved, perhaps upgrading and then watching crystalized version of The Epic 14-Day Groove-A-Thon would be something you would want to do. There's so much quality-rich content and lots of gems to pick up especially for marketers.
So, if you’re striving to grow your business, looking to learn more about current and real-world marketing and getting to know some of the best in the industry at a more personal level, then you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to join this Groovy Community.
Sounds great, right?
What’s the catch?
The catch is that GrooveFunnels is free, but only for a limited time.
GrooveFunnels is in its pre-launch phase, meaning that some of the products have yet to fully launch.
When they do, and as the products continue to get upgraded, GrooveFunnels may no longer be free.
Thus, now is the time to sign up for your free account, which would also qualify you for the additional software upgrades that they make as time goes on.
Awesome deal, right?
It’s called being at the right place, at the right time. And that’s where we are at right now =)
Don’t wait! This free offer might just *POOF* Vanish!
It's super easy to work with the guys here and they deliver top quality targeted traffic that converts really well into sales and online income. You owe it to yourself to use them, and chances are, you will use them month in and month out.
As long as you fail to drive targeted traffic to your sales website, you will make zero sales regardless of how well your sales page can convert visitors to buyers.
With Udimi, you will be able to get highly targeted website traffic using other people's lists. The system is pretty much transparent. You are basically outsourcing your task to drive targeted website traffic to people who can match what you're promoting or selling with their lists of buyers.
These list providers want you to be their repeat customer, and will not just drive targeted traffic to your sales pages or capture pages, they will also look at how to best prepare their lists to be warmed up to buying from you.
You can naturally find most of them very helpful to not just help you handle the traffic delivery part, but also the sales conversion part! Remember, they want your business! Driving targeted traffic comes hand in hand with knowing how to phrase the solo ads and how to send them to a good pre-sell page and eventually closing them when they reach the sales page.
If you're new to marketing online and need to learn the sales process fast, advertising your products/services/opportunities here is a great place to start catching on to how the sales process really is and getting people who can truly help you close sales =)
Learning to make sales and actually making sales here is really fun!
Most people can't make any sales online because they did not get this right. You need to get the sales process right in your mind, else whatever you do would not work.
It is of utmost importance to have the correct ideas and intentions during each stage of the online sales process.
The conversion from viewers to buyers would always depend upon doing this process correctly.
Doing this process wrongly would be an error, which when not corrected, would cause you to have zero sales online.
The continuity or progression from one stage to another is just as important. If there's a disconnect, you basically sabotage your whole sales process.
1. Your Ad
The sales process basically starts with an ad.
During this stage, your aim is to attract the viewer to click through your ad. The viewer should not perceive your ad as trying to get them to buy something. More so if we're advertising on social platforms. We must also take note of the kind of language we use. Social language on a social platform.
Get creative here. Your ads should provoke thoughts and emotions, create curiosity and suspense, interrupt patterns, look different, intentionally confuse with ambiguity, challenge beliefs, controversial... basically get people to click!
Have fun thinking out of the box!
If you don't get this stage right, you can forget about the other stages because you'll unlikely be getting the opportunity to convert your viewers to buyers.
2. Your Presell Page
After the viewer clicks through your ad, they would land on your presell page.
There must be continuity. What they see from the ad should be "repeated" here. Not the whole ad, but the elements that remind the viewer of the ad should be present, making the viewer feel at ease instead of having their guard up.
Your aim here is to shift their mindset from being an ad viewer to being aware of their problem and being interested to find out more about the possible solutions you have to offer.
Bring their attention to a certain problem they are facing and then offer them something like a few tips to curb their problem in exchange for their email address or other particulars. You are not selling them your product at this point, but preparing them to look at your product on the next page after they click through the presell page.
3. Offer/Sales Page
After the viewer clicks through your presell page, the expectation needs to be met on the offer or sales page. The sales pages of different vendors convert differently. We need to actually go through the sales page to test and see if it's able to convert cold traffic to buyers. This is what I'll look out for, the ability of the sales page to convert cold leads to sales. Test and track small. Scale up gradually when the rates are acceptable and profitable.
When the first 2 stages are done right, sales conversion would be the natural occurrence. Bear in mind that your visitors are real people who are looking for a solution you can offer with your product(s).
We can test the ad, the presell page and the offer together or separately for their click through rates. I personally think that about 40% CTR is acceptable for us to consider scaling up. The higher the better of course
Many people fail to make money online not because they cannot overcome the learning curve, but because they perceive making money online to be quick or even instant, and thus have unrealistic expectations that can easily be dashed, ultimately preventing them from learning and earning.
It’s like composing a song or writing a book... If you become famous overnight, well done! However, do you think it’s realistic to expect yourself to become famous overnight?
How we perceive mere words could truly have a big impact on us, not just emotionally, but on every other aspect of our life!
Things are slow before they are fast. If you’ve ever run a business offline, you would be ecstatic if you were able to breakeven just after nine months 😉
Thus, when you get your concept of making money online right, you can easily manage your expectations and not give up when you’re actually near success.
Know this. I don’t want you to merely succeed for a short while, I intend to have you build a legacy for yourself 👍🏼
Many people change after they have become a sales person or a marketer or a business person, and I want you to be aware of this and thus be able to stay true to who you truly are.
I see it important today to bring to your awareness the main culprit...
Be careful not to turn your leads, prospects and clientele into mere numbers. It may be a "number's game" to most marketers, but in truth, it's actually an exchange of goodwill and value between people. People buy from us or do business with us because they have placed their trust in us.
Just remember that when we talk about click through rates, sales conversion rates... we are referring to real actual people.
Also, if you are serving with a person in mind instead of just merely trying to ramp up numbers, then you will become a better online marketer and business person, and your sales will also go up because you become closer to your true self, and you will be sending out great and healthy signals for your clients to trust you
When you become the person you are meant to be, your sales will follow suit. So, treating your clientele as people rather than mere numbers is the way to go!
I like things simple. So I’ll do my best to make things simple for you here.
In this post, I’m going to lay down a game plan for you to follow. Please read through to the end and ask me questions (intelligent questioning) 😊
To make money online, you need 2 things up and running for you.
1️⃣ Sales Funnel ☀️ Provide Value Know what your target audience needs and make the relevant offers... ☀️ Build Your Clientele Base Capture your visitors’ email addresses and follow up by offering value, sharing testimonials, building rapport etc. Eventually, some of them will buy from you.
2️⃣ Driving Web Traffic to your Sales Funnel This actually builds up your clientele base and makes you sales.
Let’s first consider the ✒️Sales Funnel...
Either you create one or use one created by someone else. It would take a while for you to learn to create one, so I would move in the direction of using an existing well-oiled funnel created by someone else to start you on this journey.
I’ve chosen Chuck's funnel because it has a free course that is helpful when it comes to shortening your learning curve to make money online doing affiliate marketing. It would take some time for me to build a good course up that can work for everyone. Yes, I’ll be doing so. Meanwhile, this is the plan using what's already available and known to be great.
You’ll be introducing others to Chuck’s free Super Affiliate Marketing Course that will make you some money as your visitors get serious about affiliate marketing. This is something totally do-able, profitable and it also gives you the opportunity to understand the whole online marketing process at the same time 👍🏼
Now, for a start, if you choose not to use an autoresponder like GetResponse in this case, you would still be able to make sales without building up your clientele base. But, if you truly want to turn this into a long term income, using an autoresponder is the way to begin. If you need help here, just let me know.
Let’s move on to ✒️ Driving Web Traffic
Some people classify web traffic into 5 types. I’ll personally prefer to broadly and simply categorize them into 2 kinds: Free and Paid.
Word of mouth is free. Some of you are already experts when it comes to this. Or it could be latent inside you.
Basically, to run any business, we need to connect with people. As we age, sometimes we lose our motivation to connect with people due to the many disappointments we face in life. Think about this.
Social media traffic may not seem relevant, but it is. Think of your business as benefitting someone you may not know directly. Your friend who “knows” you may not actually know you. Similar to the story of Jesus. He is rejected by the very people who were with him when he grew up. Isn’t he the carpenter’s son? But your friends’ friends (like the Gentiles)... they just might see the real value you have to offer!
Even using WhatsApp can be effective, fast and even viral!
BUT... there is a pretty thin line between sharing and spamming... advertising can be a tricky issue.
That’s why starting a personally branded blog is a good way to share without blatantly advertising in your text messages... get the drift? You can point people to your blog where you share your experiences, thoughts, dreams.... plus your biz opportunities or products...
A Facebook page might be a good idea, but a blog is usually far better at getting people to be letting down their guard and be more open to what you have to offer. A Facebook page gives people the idea that you are doing something big, and if they have a different perspective of you, like you’re the “carpenter’s son”, then the results would likely be less than ideal as compared to a blog.
So starting a blog is a great traffic driving strategy that’s long term.
Traffic exchanges (TRAFFIC Ad Bar and TrafficSwarm) work well if you are using a capture page. But Chuck’s sales page converts pretty well there, so it’s worth putting it up there.
Buying traffic from Udimi can work well, but you need to be able to track your sales conversion to decide whether or not to scale things up. Meaning, let’s simply say you have 3 out of 100 people visiting your site and only 1 buying from you, you have a 3% click through rate and a 33% conversion rate. As more visitors are asked to view your site, these numbers go down a little. So you need time to test things out on a small scale, and only scale up your marketing when the results are consistently good. As a guide, if your click through rate is more than 40% and your conversion rate is more than 15%, you can start scaling up progressively. These percentages may drop when you scale things up. So, scale things up gradually to make better decisions on whether to scale them up even further.
Now, it’s going to be an extra long post if I continue to talk about traffic. So I’ll stop here for now. The plan is simple. Keep it simple and you can start making money sooner.