Do you ever lay in bed at night, tossing and turning, all while wondering the best way to build a successful online business?
You’re not alone… when it comes to the symptoms of insomnia, or the frustration with launching a profitable course or membership site.
As someone who’s been able to reach multiple seven figures throughout my career as a digital marketer, I can confidently say that most of your problems aren’t because you’re not capable of making money, but the tendency we have as humans to overcomplicate things.
With that being said, I know there’s a ton of options out there to choose from, but here’s the secret…
LESS is MORE!
That’s right, the simpler and more streamlined you can make your operation, the better chance you’ll have at actually following through with action towards making this whole internet, “laptop lifestyle” thing a career.
So whether you’re running on a super-tight budget, or just need as less options as possible so you’ll actually do work, here are 3 essential tools to grab that will give you the power to make an almost unlimited income online:
Every person who ever has, or has wanted to start an online business, whether that be to sell info products, coaching, e-commerce, etc. needs to be collecting emails. If you’re not capturing emails on a daily basis, your entire operation will be at the mercy of whatever ad platform you choose to buy traffic from.
Don’t get me wrong, paid traffic is sweet!
But the purpose of spending all that money, isn’t just to be seen by potential customers. We also want to communicate with them long after we’ve spent money to get them in our funnel. What we need is an auto responder, and one of the most well built, feature packed, and easy to use software available today, is ActiveCampaign!
So why is this app so amazing?
For starters, ActiveCampaign combines email marketing, marketing automation, and sales/CRM automation, all rolled into one single app! It allows you to create powerful automations and sales processes that help increase conversions, and retain customers. At its core, you can easily send broadcasts, design beautiful email campaigns, although they don’t have to be pretty to sell, and most important of all… Create marketing automations, both simple and advanced.
Pricing starts at $9/month billed annually, so there’s almost no excuse not to have this unless you’re dead broke.
Want to write your first ebook, physical book, or a simple lead magnet but don’t want to spend an entire month trying to write it? Instead of paying for an assistant or doing things the old-fashioned way, aka writing everything by hand, Rev allows you to upload audio files and have them transcribed, add captions to videos, and translate documents.
Need to transcribe a skype or zoom meeting? Rev has you covered.
And it’s super cheap to get started! Again, it’s a complete no-brainer unless you have absolute zero money to spare, or you’re just insanely cheap.
But it’s definitely worth adding to your marketing arsenal. What’s unique about Rev is that they also offer foreign subtitles, so if your audience speaks another language, you don’t have to worry about going to a second source for translating.
Their service is awesome for business owners, but if you’re a student or legal professional, it works just as well for your needs. Just imagine how much easier life will be when you don’t have to stare at a blank page and deal with writer’s block all day. Instead you can voice your projects, then have a writer (if you’re up to it) go behind you and clean everything up. Once your text is polished, it can be added to a pdf, powerpoint slides, or be ready for a physical print!
Out of all the software available today, no other application comes close to the ease, flexibility, and power of ClickFunnels. Myself and many others have been able to build wildly successful online businesses with just a few clicks on this phenomenal platform.
Don’t get me wrong, there’s always been ways to build sales funnels, but never have they been this easy, and with as many seamless integrations with other great softwares that further enhance the functionality of this application. It used to be that you’d have to spend thousands of dollars to hire a developer, just to get ONE of the cool functions that it has.
Then, wordpress came along and brought with it the wonderfully clunky world of plugins. Sure, some of them worked, and a few of the really good ones are still around today, but the truth of the matter is this…
WordPress is old, and no matter how many updates they push out, it won’t help the fact that the platform it’s built on is old… VERY old. And any new plugin, no matter how good the interface looks, and no matter how solid the coding is, can only perform within framework it was created in.
Which brings us back to clickfunnels…
There’s no need to install any plugins, no need to hire a development team, and no need for a giant staff to build out marketing funnels or websites. Just change a few easy settings, click a few buttons, and BOOM! Now you’ve got an entire sales system that can be deployed at any time, and is able to run 24 hours a day with minimal oversight.
It’s like a CEO’s dream come true.
Once you’re done with the initial setup, and everything is in place, all you have to do is create the sales pages, lead capture forms, and start driving traffic to it. When the results come in, you can either scrap the funnel and start over from scratch if it doesn’t perform, or dump as much money as possible once you see it’s good enough to scale with.
Before you ask where the rest of the tools are, you need to understand that you don’t really need a dozen pieces of software to make a lot of money. All you require is a strategic few applications, a bit of an ad budget, and some patience to test things out. Make sure you check out these recommendations and put them in place ASAP!
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Rhonda Swan • FOUNDER & CEO • Unstoppable Branding Agency & Sexy Brand Building Formula Programs