I am locked within sales funnel frustration having not yet found anyone who can explain how to test a JVZoo funnel. I’ve therefore sent a stiff support ticket to JVZoo telling them that their training is not good and asking for help. If I cannot resolve this soon, then I will set my sales funnel up elsewhere.
I have had a consultation with Marc Milburn and this has helped me to resolve a few issues in my mind. With regards to driving some traffic to my sales funnel (once testing is complete), then I am going to buy some solo ads and I have a couple of good sources for this.
List Building with List Liberation
With regards to list building I am going to test the system that Chris Ramsey has created called List Liberation. This involves building a fan page following using Facebook Ads and then running surveys with the offer of a free gift at the end as a reward for completing the survey – of course, the respondent needs to provide their email address in order to get the free gift. The free gift will be one of the free gifts I created for my funnel.
Chris Ramsey is a very clever marketer – I came across him first when I was doing offline marketing and he was really crushing it. In fact he has recently moved to a small Caribbean island to live the internet lifestyle there. Just shows what can be achieved when you get it right.
Progress has been exceeding slow since my last blog post for a couple of reasons:
- I am gridlocked by not knowing how to test my funnel in JVZoo
- I had to take a couple of days out to help my daughter
- I attended the first day of the Ashes at Trent Bridge in Nottingham (cricket – England v Australia) last Wednesday – a great day out with my son James.
- I cannot catch up this weekend because the whole family are descending on us for the weekend to celebrate my grandsons first birthday
My Son, James
Incidentally, we have set up James’ first blog at http://james-salmon.com – we literally set this up in 10 minutes so it requires a bit more work but I am pleased that James is interested in creating his own website. He is going to help me to recruit affiliates during the couple of weeks he has off after leaving IBM (his work experience job) and before he goes back to Nottingham Trent University. One of James’ strengths is that he is a people person i.e. most people like him and he will be ideal in a sales role.
James is living the millionaire lifestyle having just returned from 4 days in Nice with his girlfriend and shortly about to spend 4 weeks in the US travelling from California to Las Vegas by car and then a weeks Caribbean cruise with his girlfriend and her parents – I don’t know how he does it but I hope that he enjoys himself before he gets into his final year at university.
Tweaking The Funnel
Three other issues that arose from my consultation with Marc were:
- to change the headline on my squeeze page
- to amend the sales letters on my upsells within my sales funnels to position the offer in relation to the front-end products in the funnel
- setting up a split test for my squeeze page
I am almost there with my sales funnel and once I am confident about what I am doing then I am going to create a video of how I set the funnel up.
I’ve also been consulting with Manie Amari on his FB CashFuse product and this is almost good to go – I have learnt a lot from Manie about monetising a membership site – his site is full of potential income-earning opportunities.
One of my former offline customers has referred me to a charity who need their website refreshing – I have quoted £500 to £1500 depending on what they want done. I am hoping they will go for the latter figure which will enable me to spend some time on building them a great site using a premium theme. I already have some great marketing messages worked out. Their existing website is horrible to behold so I am confident that I can make them very happy if they trust in me.
I have also negotiated a special deal with Andrew Hunter of Membersonic for both his membership plugin and his theme. It is my intention to use this deal to set up a free webinar to demo the Membersonic plugin with an offer to help the attendees to build their own membership site in a 4 to 6 week workshop programme to include the discounted purchase of these tools. This business model was outlined by Marc in module 6 of Email Cash Siphon and I really like it. I bought Russ Rufinos ‘Knockout Profit System’ some time ago which outlined the same business model but at the time the webinar technology was very expensive. Google Hangouts on Air have changed all that for ever and I now think I will pursue this business model.
Google Hangouts & Other Products
Manie and myself I are using Google Hangouts to carry out our meetings so that we get more used to using the technology. In our last session we used a free tool called Hangout Magix to create customised overlays for the Hangout. 10 days ago we demonstrated Google Hangouts on Air to our coaching group and had some fun doing so.
The only other progress I can report is that I am receiving monthly affiliate commission cheques from affiliate marketing activities and I have imposed a rule that I will not spend more than I earn on new internet marketing products. Buying products is a bit of a sickness as far as I am concerned. I am planning to buy Optimize Press 2.0 when it launches at the end of the month. They have just demonstrated a built in button creator which you can see on their blog. This plugin is going to be awesome!
I am also benefiting from the fact that I get all Marc Milburn’s products – he is currently rolling out several products including Online Wealth Blueprint, Profit Flare and the remaining bonus modules of Digital Millionaires Bootcamp. In addition, I am studying his Email Cash Siphon training about email marketing. So much to do and so little time to do it! It is great having access to all of Marc’s products as I am constantly learning how to do internet marketing the right way.
Whilst progress is slow, on reflection, I am still moving forward inexorably towards my goals – next week will hopefully be a cracker jack week when I can clear up some of the outstanding issues with my sales funnel frustration and I can finish my affiliate page and start driving traffic.