An Internet marketing funnel is a marketing strategy whereby you are constantly funnelling new leads into your business, in the hopes of developing a sale and relationship with the user. A marketing funnel is often seen as an upside down pyramid. As in the image below.
There's a number of elements involved in setting up an internet sales funnel. Lets take a look at what these are.
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Now some of you may not have experienced what has been termed “The white screen of death” but let me tell you as a beginner (IM Apprentice) the first time this happens to your WordPress blog it can be a bit scary. You may not be able to log back in through the WP Admin panel, all you see is your URL in the browser and a blank white screen in front of you.
So I thought I would share my experience here, and point out that all is not lost when this happens.
Firstly, when ever you make changes to your WordPress site by adding themes, or updating plugins, always take a backup. This is good advice but its not always followed. Luckily I did follow this advice this time.
If you were updating or adding a theme or a plugin when you lost the site then the likely cause is the last item added or updated.
This is what happened to me today. Three of the plugins I have installed on my blog were showing updates available, so before clicking the update I took a back up of WP and saved the file to my desktop site folder. So I know where to find the backup if it is needed. See some of the most used plugins.
One by one I updated the plugins. The final plugin update caused the site to fail. I know exactly which plugin caused the issue and I need to deactivate that plugin, but when trying to log back into WordPress the Admin panel is just a “White Screen”.
I wanted to deactivate the plugins but was locked out of the admin panel. This is when I try Google!
I had experienced the white screen of death once before and I remember that there is a number of good resources on the subject. So here is what I searched for “the white screen of death wordpress”
Top blog showing at the number one spot for the google search is www.wpbeginner.com
This site will help any WordPress beginner or IM apprentice. So a quick read of the first page “How to fix the WordPress White Screen of Death” and I find the heading two thirds of the way down the post “Disabling All Plugins” and a link to a new post
“How to Deactivate All Plugins when not able to access WP-Admin.” Using the FTP from the host's file manager is the method I used to recover my blog.
This resource describes how you can find the plugin folder in the WP-content file. All you need to do is rename the plugin folder to “plugins.deactiviate” next step I go to the WP admin and re try log in, SUCCESS!
Once logged in to WordPress all the plugins are showing as deactivated, I just followed the instructions on wpbeginner.com resource and renamed the file via the FTP host to plugins again the returned to WordPress to reactivate the plugins one by one.
So my blog site is restored – all I need to know now is what to do with the faulty plugin?
Any comments anyone?
Are you still looking for that making money online “get rich quick”, “push button system”, or “risk free investment”?
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Get clear about exactly what you deliver, take a look at your products and services, understand what it is that you provide your customers, they want to know “What’s In It For Me” WIIFM. This is how you will grow your online business.
Get clear on the audience that you are actually serving, start out targeting broad, then niche down.
Get very specific so people know exactly who you are helping and how you help them.
Understand why someone will actually buy from you… if it is YOU or Your MAGIC then this can be a roadblock, it’s better to have a message and process that you bring someone through.
a). Find someone's pain
b). Find someone's vision
c). Find the solution
d). Show them the solution for a new reality
Don't rely on one source of lead generation… use multiple sources… Solo Ads, Facebook, YouTube, PPC, Bing or Google ad words, SEO Organic, PR…
Get one working first, then keep expanding… this is SUPER important, if you don't do it, it is the SINGLE biggest risk in your business.
This means, that you should have a couple different sources of revenue.
You want to be able to ensure that if something doesn’t “work”, you wouldn't be out of the game.
To grow your business you need to figure out which part of your business you’re weak on…
Marketing / Sales OR Operations/Finance/Management and then hire your #2…
Your either good at one of the two, most aren't good at both.
If you are good at Marketing/Sales and have no one for the Operations/Finance, you'll get yourself into fire fighting mode.
If you are good at Operations, but not Marketing/Sales, you'll very soon have no customers to buy your stuff.
Plan and Implement a Marketing Funnel that can turn strangers into customers.
Base your lead generation on the first part of this strategy. Think about your product, your sale cycle/conversion times, your audience and calculate the numbers you need to reach $1M, or $100,000.
If you don't know your numbers here, you'll be fire fighting again…
Build an audience/community not just generating leads… this can be on social media platforms like a Facebook Group, or Linkedin Group, a Meetup Group… I don't care HOW you do it, just do it…
However, if you don't build a business that has a community, you will be working blind… Every single lead coming through your funnel should have the chance to both become a customer and a part of your community.
Failing is almost impossible when you have created a great community around your business.
And finally find a Mentor, Coach or Mastermind program
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1. Udimi – Udimi is world's largest email solo ad community. It is my favourite for Solo Ad Buying because you can search solo ad providers based on various categories. You can set the number of visitors, the price per click, percentage of sales, plus the number of positive ratings the vendors have achieved.
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3. Safe-Swaps – The original and still a popular site, but only buy from members with good reviews.
4. Solo Ad Marketplace – A lot like Safe-Swaps. They use a verified vendors flash on the profiles. Three main categories include IM and Business Opportunity, Health and Fitness, plus Investing.
5. Warrior Forum – Spend some time looking around on the Warrior Forum, and other popular online marketing forums, and you'll find plenty of people offering solo ads or “ad swaps.” A good place to start is to google the Warrior Joint Ventures sub-forum.
6. There are over 100+ groups and business pages on Facebook dedicated to buying and selling solo ads. Just do a search for Facebook groups using the phrase “solo ads” and you'll find LOTS. Most are closed groups which you will need to request access to join.
7. Search Google for phrases like this:
“internet marketing solo ads”
“make money online solo ads”
“work from home solo ads”
“biz opp solo ads”
“mlm solo ads”
The top three or four Google search engine results will be from paid ads. Next, the organic results will show below. Do your research and due diligence before making any buying decisions.
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You have probably read a few course descriptions about the Fulfilment By Amazon FBA opportunity. Lots of hype about how you can easily make thousands of dollars or pounds per month.
The truth is it has been done. The reality is that a lot of people will get started and make very a little money and after a few months or so they give up.
It is a simple enough process to get set up. There are a few things you need to think about before diving into the set up process. Let me explain:
You really need to be clear on what type of Amazon Store you want to create from two main options.
There are pros and cons to both of these methods.
First things first: You should set up a new gmail account for you new business, so that you have a dedicated account that you can keep separate from all the other messages you receive. When you have done that, in order to get your FBA business up and running, you’re going to need to create an Amazon seller account. Go to Amazon’s website, scroll down to the footer and look for the heading marked “Make Money with Us.” Then, click on the link that reads “Sell on Amazon.”
You have to choose either an “Individual” or a “Professional” account.
When you sign up as an “Individual,” you will not be charged a monthly subscription fee.
To build a business over the long term, you really should sign up as a “Professional.” The first month is free, and after that, it’s $39.99 per month plus selling fees.
You just need to follow the instructions and prompts until you complete the sign up process. Now you have your account set up with your new gmail account you can go to the mobile app store and search for Amazon Seller Central, the app for sellers.
The app allows you to use your phone as a product scanner, it helps you to easily research and find products to sell. If you have decided to start with “retail arbitrage” you can use the mobile app in a store for example. It can also be used with a catalogue showing images of the products. Seller central is the back office of your new business you can keep track of your sales and inventory. Respond to buyer messages and stay up to date with price alerts.
The difference between retails arbitrage and private label. Starting out with retail arbitrage is the easy method. In the beginning you will be researching profitable items in various stores and wholesale merchants. You will need to pack and have the items labelled and shipped into your nearest Amazon depot. The instructions in the seller central back office can be a bit overwhelming so just take your time. This first method is a lower upfront cost to get started and is also lower risk.
The private label method. What does that mean? It is a way of putting your own brand on a product that you purchase in bulk, you will need some start up capital. You will be ordering products from overseas suppliers that may cost you several thousand dollars. But if you’re looking to build an asset that can later be sold, then this is the direction you want to go in.
I'll leave you with a few resources that you can research for yourself.
Alibaba.com Directory of wholesale suppliers and manufacturers.
Aliexpress.com Similar to above but with a lower minimum quantity order
Made-in-China.com As above a place to find hundreds of products and suppliers
I recommend you buy a training course. Now I personally know friends who have paid thousands for live training events and membership sites that gave them access to videos and one on one support. Personally I did not go down that route when I got started. I did however have a step by step training which was delivered online in the form of a membership site. It was a very good training guide and was set up by a UK FBA seller who was having good results with “retail arbitrage.”
If you are serious about getting started with a home based e-commerce business through Fulfilment By Amazon then I have a very good offer for you here.
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This course will teach you what you need to know to get started, leaving out the “hype” and the “fluff.” It focuses on teaching you what matters in a simple and effective way. In just two hours you will have learned everything you need to know to get started with your own Fulfilment By Amazon business.
Cold emailing is not as awkward as cold calling, but it still can be a frightening thing to do. A well-written cold email could be the key you need to get into contact with employers, celebrities, speakers, and just about anyone else you want to contact. You might be trying to reach out to one particular person you want to partner with or you might be trying to sell your product to two dozen people you met at a conference. Either way, cold emails are a fast and simple way of communication.
Unfortunately, it is often very difficult to find a way to get somebody to notice your email amongst dozens of other messages. Most people have countless spam emails in their inbox that they never read and they might disregard your email in the same way. Here are some tips you can use to make cold emails work for you:
Busy people don’t have a lot of time and they’re not going to stick around to read an essay when they have 200 other messages to read. Make your headline direct and to the point. Avoid the fluff in your message and stick to the bare bones. You should be passionate, but avoid gloating too much over your love for the recipient’s work. The emails should be easy to read and respond to without the recipient having to dig up extra facts or ponder about what you were saying.
If you met the person before, make sure to indicate that. If they don’t know who you are, you must establish your credibility. Tell them what you do or what organization you are from. You can show them sample of your work, if relevant, but avoid piling on too much detail. A quick and easy way to establish yourself without taking up too much space is by linking to your website or LinkedIn profile. These links will explain everything you need to so that you can save time and space.
Remember that there are certain elements of your personality that you want to shine through: your professionalism, your confidence, and your passion. It’s much easier to decide how to display these things when you are behind a computer screen rather than when you are meeting with someone in real life. Avoid generic messages and let your personality show.
You should know something about the person you are reaching out to. Personalize the message so that it meets their needs and expectations. People are far less willing to respond to what looks like a mass email sent to a dozen other people. Take the time to begin the email with the person’s name rather than “to whom it may concern.” If you are sending out a mass email, you can use certain software to automatically add the recipient’s name to the message.
See if you two have anything in common and use that to your leverage. Perhaps you picked them to speak at your conference because of their vast knowledge on biology. Maybe you reached out to them because you both graduated from San Francisco University.
You should also take into account who exactly this person is and why you decided to reach out to them. Let the person understand why you are reaching out to them and not anybody else and how they can benefit from it. Quite obviously, people are far more inclined to perform a favor if they can benefit from it in some sort of way.
Once you click “Send,” the message is gone forever so any mistakes you make will be loud and clear. Sure, you can always send another email with corrections, but that seems unprofessional. Proofreading doesn’t take that long and it always pays to double-check the details. Make sure that your letter to TechCrunch doesn’t say that you are writing to The Verge and make sure that any dates are accurate. You don’t want to send yesterday’s copy-pasted letter if it still has yesterday’s date on it.
It’s true that the vast majority of cold emails will never receive a response, but it’s always good to follow up if you haven’t heard back from them in a week or so. In fact, the recipient might have just forgotten to get around to answering your email because it got lost in their inbox. Make sure that you mention the first email you sent them so that you don’t come across as a complete stranger.
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Getting someone to read a cold email is always a challenge. Most people are natural adverse to opening up anything strange or unfamiliar. However, cold emails can become your business’s top way of reaching out to new clients, customers, and partners. If you want to find out more about how to utilize this, check out my done-for-you system.
Here are my six top types of subject lines to help you get started with email marketing.
The type of subject line is a very important part of your email marketing campaigns. You have to realise that your customers probably get a deluge of marketing mails into their inbox. Savvy marketers will use these types of subject lines to get a response. If you think about it most people will just scan the subject lines before making the decision to open your message. You have just a second or two to get inside the head of your prospect or customer.
Are you coming?
NAME – Surprise inside
NAME, check out these hand-picked tools
Crazy invitation, I am going to buy you lunch…
Seriously, who does this?
? your detailed results…
Thanks for helping us.
I’m deleting your account
The price dropped …
we are not gonna give up on you!
How can you afford xyzzy
Stop wasting money on xyz…
“Your xyzzy issues, solved”
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Text message: “loraine we need help the bathroom has been stolen” (True Story)
“We like being used”
Look what you did, you little jerk…
Urgent, breaking, important, alert,
eg. Uh-oh, Your xyzzy is expiring
[URGENT] You’ve got just ONE DAY to watch this…
Your 7-figure plunges bye-bye at midnight…
[WEEKEND ONLY] Get this NOW before its gone…
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You might be interested to read Six Subject Line Tips to get your emails opened.
Massive email marketing campaigns are a great way to get more eyes on your newsletter or website since. You can reach thousands of people at once. However, your campaign won’t be successful if nobody opens your message. MY six subject line tips will help you to get your emails seen and opened. According to Madison Logic, over 122 billion emails are sent an hour, so knowing how to stand out from the crowd is important.
Your email’s subject line is arguably the most important part of the message since it’s the part readers will see first and make a split-second decision whether opening the message is worth their time. Headlines that aren’t interesting will quickly be marked as read or deleted. In fact, copywriter coach Chris Marlow claims that studies have proven that headlines are responsible for 50-75% of an ad’s success.
Knowing just how much of your campaign’s success rests on the headline alone, it’s important that you really take the time to examine how effective your headlines are. Here are a few great tips to craft better headlines:
A study by MailChimp examined about 24 billion emails and found that subject lines with the recipient’s first and/or last name were opened more often than those without. The most effective emails had both the first and last name. However, those which only used the last name were strangely more effective than emails that only used the first name.
The power of first name personalization varied based on industries. Personalized emails sent to those in the government were opened 92% more often than usual while there was 45% difference for the creative services/agency industry. There were positive effects in all sorts of industries such as software, art, retail, and entertainment, but proved to be ineffective in the legal industry with a -31% open rate.
A headline that compels the user to read right away will surely be opened. Such a headline tells the reader that there is some important information within the email that needs to be read right away and can’t be put off until later.
The aforementioned MailChimp study found that the following words results in a higher open rate:
Note that Adestra similarly found that “alert” lead to a 61.8% increase in open rates.
Try giving a deadline with phrases like “today only” or “last chance”. Make sure that they know they must act now.
Adding a first and last name to a subject line makes the email feel more personal. Adding phrases that make the email sound like it’s exclusively for the reader. Headlines such as “An exclusive offer just for you,” or “For your eyes only”. Try this “A message for our dear customers only”. This makes the reader feel that this message is just for them or their group of people.
Your subject line should ideally be 6-10 words. Keep it under 50 characters. Provide a description of what the reader can expect in the message. People are receiving an a ton of emails and won’t want to waste any time on something that doesn’t immediately meet their needs. Subject lines that are too vague or too detailed won’t be opened very often.
Short headlines are important considering that 40% of emails are opened on mobiles, so longer headlines will get cut off. You can shorten your headline by using contractions and not spelling out numbers. (i.e. “don’t” instead of “do not” and “45” instead of “forty-five”)
MailChimp found that capitalizing each word in the subject line lead to a 7% increase in open rate. However, only capitalizing at least one word lead to a -1% open rate. These numbers are small, but they shouldn’t be overlooked. If you have a very large mailing list, the small percentage points can translate to hundreds or thousands of consumers.
You will likely reach a situation where you have multiple headlines you would like to use, but can’t decide which one is best. You should A/B test them by sending them to segments of your mailing list. Collect some data and then send out the winning headline to the rest of your list.
Make sure to keep as many factors as consistent as possible. For example. When you send Headline A at 2:00 AM and Headline B at 9:00 AM, you should see a difference in open rates.
Using the right subject line hacks can exponentially improve your marketing success. You should use Aweber, Constant Contact, or another email marketing service to send out your emails, track statistics, and watch your numbers grow. You can find more useful marketing tips with my done-for-you service.
I've recently set up my own Shopify store and I'm getting ready to launch.
I followed this step by step Shopify setup checklist that I put together after going through the Tecademics live training's.
I'm really excited about starting a new business, so I just want to share this with other people who might want to become e-commerce entrepreneurs in 2017.
You can join Tecademics as a free member. Tecademics has a special offer available at the moment, I don't know how long this offer will be available, for those of you who want to set up your own Shopify store.
The first 30 days free, then the following two months are given at 50% discount for all Tecademics members.
I was blown away by content in the free training videos, that I joined as a member of the EC Entrepreneurs Club.
There is extra training inside of the EC paid members area to support you as an ecom seller.
Are you confused about what you need to do to sell physical products?
This will help you out a lot.
Everything you need to do, step-by-step with detailed explanations. My Shopify Set Up Checklist – PDF, that I'm giving away to help anyone who decides to take action RIGHT NOW!
You will easily be able to follow the instructions – plus there are tips to guide you through the process. My Shopify Set Up Checklist – PDF covers all this:-
1 – Decide what name you want for your store
2 – Register Your Shopify Store
3 – Buy your Domain + how to find a great domain in your niche
4 – General Settings
5 – Setup to take Payments
6 – Setup Checkout Page Settings
7 – Order Processing Options
8 – Add Facebook Pixel
9 – Define Shipping Zones
10 – Settings for Taxes
11 – Sales Channels
12 – How to customise your store
13 – Create Your Pages
14 – Add Products you want to have in your store
15 – Necessary Apps from Shopify App store
16 – Wholesale account with Aliexpress.com
17 – Facebook Page for your store
18 – Facebook Ads for your product
19 – Using google to research (spy on) other stores – Site: myshopify.com
I will send you the exact step by step process I followed to set up my own Shopify Store.
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For a first store start a General store with a few items in different niches areas.
Unless you already have an audience in your market niche then dive straight in.
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