3 Simple Steps To Online Success

3 simple steps to online success!

Why are some people more successful than others online?

Are they doing something different than you?

Let’s take a look at that.

One of the biggest keys to success is to find a really good working ascension sales funnel.

Wait!

What does that mean? “Ascension Sales Funnel”

Ascension Sales Funnel is:

Starting out with a lead magnet (usually something free)

Then the lead goes to a thank you page where you share the goal for them opting in.

Next is what is called a “trip wire”. This is usually an offer that is small dollar ($1 – $10)

Next comes the core product. This is where you should be making your marketing dollars back. (Usually a $50-$300 product or service)

Then comes the Profit Maximizers!   This is the back-end product or service that will really boost your income.  (These can run anywhere from $500-$50,000)

You can see how if this sales funnel works properly then you really can become very successful…

Right?

There are many programs out there that will provide that for you (usually for a monthly fee).

Here is my personal favorite 🙂

 

Once you have a working ascension sales funnel:

Step 1

Use paid advertising!

There are all kinds of paid advertising available to you. There is Facebook ads, Pinterest promoted pins, Instagram ads, Solo Ads, etc.

Pick one stick with it and have a monthly budget that will support the paid advertising.
Step 2

Use a personal thank you page.

Make sure to personally brand yourself on your Thank You page. A short video is best but you can also just use a nice picture of yourself 🙂

Let your new lead know exactly what to expect from singing up on your list.

Then a strong call to action at the end. Example: “Click here for more information”

Step 3

Communication with your list!

This is extremely important and vital to building a relationship with your list. Story based emails are great to use… (I mean who doesn’t like a good story…right?). You can use video content or a combination of both.

If you would like to see my #1 source of paid advertising just click here now!

I hope you got value from this tip today 🙂

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Are You Managing or Leading?

Leadership

As you may have noticed, your role as an entrepreneur casts you immediately into a leadership role as soon as you bring in anyone to your business.

Honing your leadership skills will help you grow your business.  As you increase your leadership skills it will also enhance your networking efforts.  As you are seen more and more out in the market place as a leader, people will follow.

Now with that said, you don’t just want to people to follow you.  You will want to inspire and motivate people into becoming leaders in their own right.

In researching this topic I ran across a statement by Andy Christiansen, President of High Capacity Leadership Training in Georgia –

“One of the biggest mistakes many entrepreneurs make is confusing management with leadership.  Management is more about overseeing the accomplishment of tasks – it doesn’t go much beyond that day to day.  Leadership is much bigger than that.  It’s about taking people somewhere by inspiring and motivating them.  If all you’re doing is managing, you’re not really leading.”

After reading that statement it really made me stop and think about what I was doing in my business.

Was I leading or managing?

Well I am going to be very honest here…  I was doing both but; I have to admit I was spending a lot more time managing than leading.  What an eye opener for me!  So I immediately planned on changing that aspect of my business and my team.

How was I going to do that?

One word – Vision

I had been managing my business really just as a task-oriented manger.  I needed to change this with a “vision” of where we were all headed.  Not just how to get there!

So my partners and I got together to discuss what that future would look like and what our team’ s real contribution would be to the marketplace and our new partners and clients.

We finally had a direction that got us all very excited!  We as leaders all have different strengths and would build our vision based on those strengths.

We identified a strong need in the home based business industry of people needing one-one-one help and training with how to start their home business and then how to market it.  That’s where we shine!

With all the different strengths our core leadership team has we could provide years of expertise in many different areas to our clients.  How exciting!

Now there is a vision we needed some with guidelines.

#1 – Integrity

As leaders we “must” do exactly what we say we will do.  Every time.  People are looking for leaders with integrity.  This is our core value in our leadership team and we walk the talk.

#2 – Accountability

Our leadership team set goals and hold each other accountable to those goals.  This really has helped the business continue to move forward.  We also pair up people in our group so they have an accountability partner.  This accountability partner program is also for encouragement and problem solving for both their businesses.

#3 – Mentoring

An important part of being a leader is also finding mentors of your own.  You can spend time with leaders that you know or you can hire a leadership coach.  It is important while looking for the mentors for you or your team to not just decide a mentor by age because of experience.  Wisdom travels both ways!

#4 – Feedback

Be open to receiving leadership feedback from others.  This will only make you a better leader and grow your business.

I have to say that researching this topic really helped me put my leadership and management skills into perspective.  I feel more confident about the direction my business and my team are headed.

How are your Leadership skills?  Are you managing or leading?

Click here for more information on the Integrity Networker Team

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

Remember back when you were a kid?

If you had an idea, you tried it.  If it didn’t work you tried something else until you exhausted all your ideas.  Then you tried again the next day!

The reason I bring this up is I was thinking the other day about what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Remember the lemonade stands?

Lemonade 25 cents!
Look Familiar?

My lemonade story:

I remember typing up little business cards when I was about 12 and handing them out in the neighborhood to offer window washing service.  My girlfriend Ann and I wanted to go to the State Fair.

By the way, typing up those little business cards meant using a kid’s typewriter.  It had one ball in the center that had all the letters on it and you had to dial it to the right letter.  One letter at a time!  It took days to create enough cards to get started.

But we were bound and determined to earn enough money to go have a good time at the Fair.  We worked for 2 months that summer washing a lot of windows.  We finally had enough money earned to have a wonderful time at the Fair.

We had an idea, followed our plan, worked hard and then enjoyed our very first time of paying our own way in life!

As children we seem to have the ability to look at the world differently than when we are adults.  Children are very creative and if left alone will come up with all kinds of wild ideas.

Then comes all the training to become an adult…

You must fit in!
You must stand still!
You must not speak out!
You must…etc  (I could go on for a long time)

All of this training teaches us to be little robots that fit into the “normal” category and if by chance you don’t fit into the “plan” you are weird.

We were all taught to go to college, get a job and work for the next 40 years so you can retire and enjoy life.  Well, life just passed you by!

After spending almost 30 years in the corporate world I finally got my “kid” back!  I decided not to spend any more time making money for someone else and taking any more time away from my family.

I took an idea I had about working from home and tried it.  I took a chance and left my job (a good paying job at that).  Then I failed making my first business work.  I tried to be just like everyone else online.  That just does not work!  There is only one me and I needed to celebrate that, just like any kid.

I started to promote me (‘cause there is only one!) and started to make connections with people.  What fun!  I am so glad I got my “kid” back and decided to be an entrepreneur!

Go get your “kid” back and follow your passions in life.  Only you can make that decision.  Only you can make the transformation to get your “kid” back.

Your Life = Your Choice.  Period.

Please share your “kid” story in the comments!