What exactly is a sales funnel?
In its basic form, a sales funnel is a process where you obtain sales leads, convert those leads into customers, and ultimately make them repeat customers.
Who needs a sales funnel?
Anyone that wants to sell products or services can benefit from sales funnels. They are an excellent vehicle for promoting your business.
Does a sales funnel really work?
In most cases the answer is yes. There are no guarantees of course. And, it isn’t a get rich quick solution. You’ll still need to put in some work creating and promoting your sales funnels. But if done right, a sales funnel can greatly increase your chances for maximizing your online profits.
How do you create a sales funnel?
There are many excellent software tools available to help you build your sales funnels. See below for more specifics.
What tools do you need to build a sales funnel?
Basically, you’ll want to make sure you have the following:
A Website—You can use WordPress or any website builder available. I prefer WordPress and I recommend you get your own domain name.
Web Page Builder—Because, It’s important to create the type of landing and opt-in pages that get people to sign up for your offers, you want a page builder that generates professional looking landing and thank you pages.
Email Marketing Service—Once you get people to sign up through your sales funnel, your communication vehicle will be your email campaigns. So, you want to make sure you have an email marketing service provider such as AWeber, Active Campaign, MailChimp, etc.
Is building a sales funnel expensive?
There are both cheaper and more expensive tools you can use to build your sales funnels. Usually, the less you spend, the more time you’ll need to put into creating your funnels—so, it’s kind of a tradeoff. Keep in mind that for any business to be success (include online businesses), you need to be able to invest some money in the right tools.
Are all sales funnels the same?
No. A sales funnel can be ultra basic, consisting of just an opt-in form and a thank you page, all the way up to a much more sophisticated process that includes upsells, downsells, etc.