Hey! Welcome to FunnelXpert.
You are here because your website or blog is not making sales consistently…
… and you need help to turn your blog into a profitable business.
I built this sample sales funnel so that
This is a guided tour where I will show explain you the parts as we go.
A sales funnel is a road map that takes a complete stranger through a series of steps to become your customer.
Most people don’t ever see the funnel. They only see the opt-in forms, the e-mails…
They don’t see the forest, they only see the individual trees.
The ability of your blog to make money for you depends entirely on your funnel.
There are different kinds of funnels, like opt-in funnels, webinar funnels, free plus shipping funnels, email funnels, re-targeting funnels, etc.
70 percent of your visitors never return to your site.
95 percent are not ready to buy when they visit.
Therefore you are leaving 97% of the profits on the table if you try to sell your product straight, without a sales funnel, be it your own product or affiliate products.
The components that you need in order to sell your product are the following:
I am giving you just one example of how stupidly simple it can be to make money with a simple funnel…
Theresa Nguyen is a teenager and this is her funnel:
She shares videos of her homemade slime on her Instagram account that get hundreds of thousands of views. Her account is filled with colorful posts. With just 372 such live posts, she has gathered a following of 1 million people.
Just watch this video – she posted it on 20 Nov and on 3 Dec she has 149,000 views:
From her Instagram account there is a link to her store.
It’s all sold out… And these are some of her FAQs:
“Why is there nothing in your shop? I restock every Saturday 3 pm CST. I sell within 24 hours or so.
“What do I get in my order? Your slime, A baggie of borax, instructions, and a little treat (extras).
“When will I get my slime? Orders are normally shipped within 2-3 days and normally take about a week to arrive. If it hasn’t arrived like said using your tracking number, please contact me by email.”
And this is her funnel… Stupidly simple, right?
Cool Instagram videos – build followers – link to store.
If a teenager can make a few thousand bucks a month selling slime, are you trying to tell me that you can’t?
Coming back to the world of regular products, I am going to show this to you through a very simple example taken from a Mage Omega funnel (which I don’t recommend to beginners, but it is very easy to see).
Mage Omega works with a very simple funnel of selling a single product through targeted Facebook ads.
Let’s say you get 1000 clicks from Facebook ads.
1,000 x 35 cents a click = $350 traffic cost
At 3% conversion
30 Sales x $30 each = $900 revenue
Cost of 30 units = $300
Total cost (traffic cost + fulfillment cost) = $650
Total Profit = $250
Now you slightly change the funnel with a very simple change of offering a second one, which some people will take:
1000 x 35 cents a click = $350 traffic cost
Now you get 5% conversion because of the change
= 50 sales @ $30 each = $1500 Revenue
Cost of 50 units = $500
Total cost (traffic +fulfillment) = $850
Total take home profit = $650
Suddenly your profit increased almost 250 percent.
After this little example you know what a “funnel” is, and how it makes a big difference and you are on the right track. But that’s
just the foundation of things. The special sauce is in how you actually implement it and the little things that go into your funnel.
A year ago I downloaded a free e-book from John Chow and he spoke about a guy named Tyler Cruz, who was from British Columbia and was doing affiliate marketing sending Google Adwords traffic straight to affiliate offers.
Between January and June 2013 he received a total of $607,000 of affiliate commissions and it cost him $392,000 to generate the traffic.
This meant $215,000 of net profit.
Then suddenly all his campaigns died. Too much competition and affiliate offer payments declining.
Tyler didn’t sign these people up for an e-mail list.
All he got was a one-time commission, and these people were then sold additional products by the company that Tyler sent them to, but he got no commission for these further sales.
If he spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on advertising in just a few months, you can easily imagine how he left millions of dollars on the table just because he used the incorrect funnel.
Email marketing is the EASIEST and MOST EFFECTIVE of all marketing tactics.
Email is one of the most important elements in your sales funnel. An automated email follow-up sequence done the RIGHT WAY is what can take a website that only converts 1% of it’s traffic into sales and leads, and easily triple that.
A funnel that consists of content (and ads) that work to attract thousands of prospects into your funnel every week, landing pages and offers that convert them into email subscribers, and finally a sophisticated nurturing and automated follow-up sequence that turns those passive prospects into new and repeat customers can generate 6-7 figures in sales revenue.
A simple funnel would consist of the following elements:
So far it sounds very easy.
When I read John Chow for the first time, it sounded extremely logical. However I couldn’t do anything with the data.
The problem we all face is the implementation.
I literally had 3 or 4 e-mail services rejecting me without even writing a word into their autoresponders. They are that much afraid of spammers.
Have you noticed that spam e-mails are at their highest point? This proves the same thing: e-mail marketing is effective, even for spammers.
But we can go further (towards more simple) in implementation problems:
Have you watched the John Chow video on the home page?
I had no reason why I put that specific video there, other than “Driving with John Chow” is cool and it was on the subject of sales funnels. This was the first one that came up on YouTube when I searched and I am familiar with John.
John is a blogger and he is famous for making 7 figure income just by blogging about how much money he makes, showing off his expensive cars, the “Laptop lifestyle”. He says in the video that he is getting 200 opt-ins a day with his lead magnet.
I was just thinking about the video and I realized that it was BS. Originally I didn’t want to put another video on this page, but i changed my mind. I want you to watch the video and see if you can catch his bullshit.
Did you manage to figure it out?
OK, I will tell you. He says that the funnel is made up of 4 parts:
He says chances are that the reason why you are not making money with your funnel is that one or more parts of the funnel are missing, specifically 3 and 4.
Does that sound right to you? I believe most of the people reading this post already have some kind of a funnel set up. You have a nice-looking site, an opt-in box with a lead magnet and some auto-responder series.
He is right that you may be missing a higher priced core offer and an upsell. However this is a half-truth.
Do you feel that adding these to your funnel will really result in 6- or 7-figure income for you?
Do I guess correctly that your answer to this question is an instant and positive “no”?
Compare the elements he gives for a sales funnel with the list of elements I gave.
What is the most glaring thing missing from his list?
This is superficial information.
He more than likely knows this, otherwise he wouldn’t be making 7 figures…
but he doesn’t mention that after you set up the funnel, as he described it, you will still need to drive visitors to your funnel and maybe out of 200 visitors only 3 will sign up for your list and none of them will buy even your intro product.
Does that scene sound familiar? John makes it sound very easy…
At one point I realized that there is only so much I can do with digging around for free information, trying to piece the parts together.
I realized that a complete system was necessary to create real blog income.
It would just take too long start from zero and to do all the testing that was already done by others that are more proficient than me and have been doing this full time for years.
And the same is true for YOU. The only problem is to avoid scammers that just take your money and don’t deliver.
I have spent a lot of time examining different tools – hosts, autoresponders, funnel building methods.
The best way to learn about sales funnels is to experience them yourself while you are studying about them.
You can test it on yourself if it works, right? Then you can implement it on your own site.
Therefore I have the following offer to you:
I invite you to experience my funnel and copy it if you like it.
My funnel is the kind that you have probably never seen before.
It’s built on engagement.
How do you get your subscribers to engage with your emails, to the point where they just can’t wait to receive and open your next email?
You will get an answer if you put your name and email into the sign-up box below.
I can guarantee that this will be a totally new world for you and using my techniques will boost your sales.
You are already in my funnel. It starts on my home page, which is the most visited page of any website. Therefore there is a button that directs to this page.
This is the “Start Here” page of my funnel. As you can see, I made it very engaging with stories, videos, etc. to keep your interest.
Do you have a page like that? Is it well written?
That’s your first thing to think about.
This is the first thing you need to copy.
A sales funnel is a route, and all routes need to start somewhere.
The next step for you is the sign-up for my free funnel e-mail course, Turn Your Blog Into A 5-Figure Business.
I will teach you, through my course, to get consistent sales on your website.
That’s a bold statement, right?
When you sign up below, you will go through an e-mail series that will point out how you can get sales from your funnel – on your blog.
You will learn by
Additionally you will be e-mailed my personal resource page where I have collected all the articles that have helped me, all the stuff that I learned from. The subjects include:
Experience my funnel … and steal it, copy it if you like.
I could easily charge $150 for this course, but I am giving it away for free.
So, type your name and e-mail below and let the fun begin!
It’s a no-brainer… It’s free!