Chapter 5: The Power of Drafting Out Your Sales Funnel and Strategy
All successful businesses start out with an idea.
From these ideas, they will often grow and scale overtime.
However, the most successful and legitimate businesses don’t just happen.
There is a lot of thought and pre-planning that actually goes into the success stories that you see today.
When it comes to starting a business on the internet – something that makes many people fall into a trap – it’s all about creating a business and scaling it in size as you move along and try to figure everything out.
What I mean by this is that you will first register a domain name, start creating content, try to rank on the search results, and then you may even launch your own product or service which you can then market.
While all of this is great in theory, you will have to face many obstacles and you will surely have to deal with unexpected turns along the way.
One way to get around these common obstacles is to draw out a plan for your business and make sure everything is in motion before you even get started.
With more than a billion active websites on the internet today, you’re going to need a lot more than an idea to compete.
One of the most common ways we are seeing this pre-planning being done in online marketing is through the use of sales funnels – many of which actually start with a simple email submission, lead to an auto-responder, and then ultimately get the end-user to sign up for a product or service.
It’s a winning formula that’s been around for more than two decades, and it’s a pure profit-making machine once you master the process.
You can see a simple draft of how this might look for your brand or business below.
While this may not be rocket science, it’s something that many new affiliate marketers and entrepreneurs tend to skip.
No matter what you are currently focusing on for your business, it’s always great to take a moment and draw out the big picture and see what steps currently need to be taken.
Grab a pen and paper, and start getting messy.
Map out your business plan and I bet you will start coming up with some amazing new ideas, funnel improvements, and some extra motivation in the process!
- Chapter 1: Complexity is Killing Your Profitability and Motivation
- Chapter 2: What is an Email Subscriber Really Worth?
- Chapter 3: How a 10 Page Site Can Make More than a 100+ Page Site
- Chapter 4: It’s All a Numbers Game…or Is It?