what is the point of a blog

What Is The Point Of A Blog? [Blogging in 2020]

Blogs have been around for a while and you likely know someone who runs a blog. But what is actually the point of a blog? Read on to find out.

In the early days of the Internet creating websites requires serious technical skills and know-how. Ranging from writing HTML, Java, Flash, and CSS to transferring files through FTP and understanding about server protocols.

This meant that personal websites were few and far between and created by people who had the necessary technical skills. Most websites were created by companies and if you had no technical skills your ability to interact online was limited mainly to discussion boards, forums, and chats.

In the turn of the Millenium, blogs changed the way content is created online. Suddenly anyone could create content over their favorite topics with almost zero technical skills.

This meant that there was a sudden influx of content around almost anything you could imagine. No matter how small of a hobby or otherwise exotic topic, someone knew about and was writing about it.  Blogging essentially exploded the Internet.

What Is A “Blog”

So what exactly is a blog? Well, that depends a bit on who you ask but the common definition of a blog is that it’s an abbreviation of the word “weblog”. Meaning a personal log that you keep in the world wide web also known as the internet.

So originally blogs were intended as personal logs. Often they were written in an informal diary format and about personal life and experiences. This is what they mostly were in the late ’90s and early 2000s.

The thing that set blogs and other types of the website apart was the introduction of blogging platforms like Blogger and WordPress.org as well as content management systems like WordPress.

They made content creation online possible for anyone who could write and click a few buttons. Before that, you pretty much had to know at least HTML and how to use FTP to create even rudimentary content online.

Suddenly creating content online didn’t require a lot of technical knowledge. This meant that suddenly people from all walks of life could create content online for others to find without the hassle of learning the technical skills.

At some point blogs that were built around certain topics (aka niche) became popular. It soon became clear that both readers and search engines loved content that was built around relatively specific topics.

These days a blog can often simply mean website run by an individual for their own purposes instead of a website run by a company. The line between blogs and other types of websites has become very vague, but generally speaking, a blog will still have chronologically ordered posts instead of static web pages.

In reality, a blog can have both and many small business sites, online marketing businesses and niche websites are built around a blog or on a blogging platform.

What Is The Point Of A Blog

So what exactly is the point of a blog? Well, it can be anything ranging from the original personal log or project diary to politics and hobbies.

In reality, the reason why most people create blogs is money and influence. It’s no secret that having a successful blog can produce significant income and create a real following you have influence over.

This can be used for personal interests, political influence or improving business. These many blogs are either personal brand building or well planned out niche websites that have the single purpose of producing an income to the owner.

Typically people decide to create a blog when they have enough knowledge and expertise around a topic they feel could be useful for other people. Some people start out from a simple desire to help others but financial interests as inevitable on a successful blog.

So if you know someone who is either blogging as a hobby or for a profession, they are very likely doing it to earn an income. There are of course small hobby blogs where people simply want to share their knowledge and help others out.

These types of blogs might never really grow because they are not created with making money in mind. Instead, they offer useful information to people interested in the same topic and can be a creative outlet for the creator.

How To Make Money With A Blog

So how do you exactly make money with a blog if that is what most people create them for? Well, there are many ways to actually monetize a blog but let’s start by looking at what it requires to create a successful blog that can create an income.

If you want to make money with a blog, there are two things you have to accomplish. You need to create original, useful and valuable content and then you have to get people to see it.

Without quality content you can’t make money. And if no one sees your content, you can’t make money. These are also connected by the fact that you usually need quality content to create traffic.

A successful blog will typically have a niche (and are sometimes referred to as niche websites), which means a general topic that the blog posts revolve around or are somehow connected to. This can be broad like “shoes” or very specific like “running shoes for men”.

You then need to create articles around topics people are actually searching for. This requires keyword research that is done with keyword research tools.

You then create content in the form of blog posts around these keywords and search engine optimize that content. This means doing certain technical things on the actual post as well as marketing the post and creating backlinks.

If you do everything correctly, your blog posts will eventually start popping up in people’s Google results and they will visit your blog. When they do that, you better make sure your posts are interesting and full of useful information.

If people like your content, they will likely come back and start trusting you. This is the secret to making money with a blog. You need to have consistent traffic (influx of people) and create trust.

At this point, it’s possible to monetize the blog. This can be done in many ways ranging from selling your own products, offering sponsor space, running ads and probably the most common one, affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is a great way to make money on a blog because it can be completely automated and doesn’t require time-consuming tasks like customer service, handling orders and shipping, reaching out to sponsors, etc.

Learn How To Make Money Blogging

So now that you know what is the point of a blog. If you would like to learn more about blogging and how to make money through blogging, my number one recommendation for educating yourself is Wealthy Affiliate.

It’s an affiliate marketing education platform that has all the tools you need to run a successful online business that’s based on a blog or blogs. The business model they teach is essentially niche blogging combined with affiliate marketing.

Conclusion

That’s it for today. I hope I answered your question about blogging but if anything was unclear, you can ask me literally anything about blogging in the comments section below. I promise to do my best to give you an answer even if I don’t have a clue about the thing you ask for. I’m nice that way.

Blogging is definitely a viable business model still in 2020 so if you like writing and have a topic in mind that might be in demand, I recommend you go through the free training at Wealthy Affiliate and learn the basics and do some keyword research.

If you pick a lucrative niche it’s only a matter of getting the right education and putting in the work consistently to see success. Don’t let anyone tell you blogging or running an online business isn’t hard work. It takes time and serious effort to see results.

But the good news is that you get to decide when you work, where you work and how you work. You are responsible for only yourself. This, of course, means that you can’t blame failure on anyone else either so the question is are you up for the challenge?

See you next time!

Creating Content For Online Marketing

Creating Content For Online Marketing [Simple Tips]

If you are just getting started with online marketing, content creation can feel like a daunting task. Today I’ll share my tips for creating content.

Ever since I started my online business, I’ve been creating content almost every single day. When you are just getting started you won’t even realize how much content you can create over time and how much you actually need to create to see results.

That’s why in the beginning the most important thing is to get comfortable with creating content, be it written, videos, Instagram posts or whatever your main content is.

You have to get into the habit of writing almost daily if you want to succeed with a blog. The same goes with a YouTube channel, you have to produce at least three videos per week. That’s just the way it is these days.

Let’s look why content is so important for the success of your online business.

Why Creating Content is So Important

There is this rule in internet marketing that goes along the lines that 10% of your content will create 90% of your income.

What this essentially means is that you can’t know beforehand which pieces of your content will end up making big revenue and which will never produce real traffic or sales.

Doing research can, of course, improve your odds but it’s likely that most of your work will go unnoticed by the audience and search engines.

But this isn’t a bad thing. All you need is a few successful posts or videos to make it big time. But you have to create a lot of content to improve your odds of creating something really successful.

Consistent content also creates authority on your site or channel. If you don’t have enough content or don’t post consistently, especially in the beginning, you won’t show up in the search results even if your content is spectacular.

So content serves the purpose of both improving your odds and creating authority. This is why it’s important to form a habit out of creating content.

This might seem hard at first but I promise you will get better at it over time. If you write a post every day, or even most days of the week, you will create hundreds of pieces of content per year.

Which site do you think will be more likely to succeed after one year, the one with 30 posts or the one with 300 posts?

Now don’t get me wrong, quality is very important. If those 300 posts are short, less than 1000 words and add no value to anyone and the 30 posts are super long and valuable that’s a game changer.

But if you keep a decent quality and post length on those 300 posts, I can promise you that that site will see much more success.

Just remember to produce value, keep a minimum of 1000 words and vary the length. Beyond that it’s much more important to get done than get perfect.

How To Keep Creating Content Daily

So if you are going to create content daily you either have to be very enthusiastic about the stuff you are writing about or stubborn. Or both.

I’m not going to lie to you. Unless you are creating content about your true passion and you find that writing or creating videos your second passion, you are going to have to force yourself to work at times.

No matter how excited you feel, writing and editing videos can be a handful when you do it every day. The good thing is that it comes easier as you gain experience.

I can easily write the same amount in one sitting that took me a whole day or two a year ago. That still doesn’t mean it’s enjoyable all the time. I just have to get it done and go to work.

This is the attitude you need when you decide to create an online business. If you are hoping to work for an hour or two in the weekends, look elsewhere.

That said, if you have the work ethic, choosing the right niche makes content creation that much more easier. If you can solve the actual creative part of content creation it simply a matter of mechanical work to get things done.

The easiest way is to write about something you are passionate about and know a lot about. Another option is to create content on something you are professional at, even if you don’t feel passionate about it.

This way you don’t have to research and learn every topic, you can simply create content from the top of your head. Of course, you will eventually run out of things to talk about but it’s much easier to learn new stuff about a subject you are interested in already.

This way you can also provide much more value to your followers. If you can share actual experience and kowledge it’s much more useful than to create superficial content based on little research.

How To Find Keywords For Your Niche

Content creation itself won’t get you far unless there are actual people looking for and interested in the content you create. This is why keyword research is so incredibly important.

You can essentially create the same piece of content that is optimized for a profitable keyword or without optimization and no-one will find it.

This is where keyword tools like Jaaxy are very handy. You simply type in a topic and start scrolling through the suggestions and you will soon find better keywords to base your content around.

Another great way to find keywords is to follow other successful bloggers or YouTubers in your niche. See what they are writing about and use keyword research tools to estimate the competition.

Successful content creators will base their content around keywords that are in high demand and usually with low competition. There is no shame in copying ideas of your competitors, this happens in the real world all the time.

But there is shame in copying other people’s content. Be original, add value and create better and more thorough content than your competitors and you will see success.

Tools like Neil Patels’ Ubersuggest are great for digging a little deeper on your competition keywords and traffic. You can instantly find keyword ideas by just throwing in your competitors’ URL in there.

Where To Learn More?

If you want to learn how to do effective keyword research and content creation, my recommendation is to start with Wealthy Affiliate. You can find my review of Wealthy Affiliate here.

They offer free training that teaches the basics of effective keyword research and content creation. The advanced training requires you to become a paid premium member but they are not at all pushy about joining their program so definitely check out the free resource!

I can recommend the premium membership for anyone who is starting out with online marketing. It’s not just an education platform but actually has all the tools you need to build a successful business.

Above all the premium subscription at Wealthy Affiliate includes a hosting service with great technical support, so you don’t have to get a separate hosting service and learn how to install and use WordPress, etc.

The premium membership also includes the keyword research tool Jaaxy, two complete training programs and a great community that really can help you stay motivated and when you feel stuck.

There are also a ton of community-created pieces of training, blogs and tips that are just pure gold. I haven’t found as much useful information on online marketing under one roof anywhere else.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed my tips for content creation for online marketing. I know content creation can feel hard and daunting but it’s all about creating a habit.

If you stick with it for a month, you will find it becomes much easier. You start to form a habit out of keyword research and content creation.

I want to emphasize that most people don’t aim to create content endlessly. The whole point of online marketing is to achieve passive income for most people.

But you have to realize there is not really passive income, you are just putting the work in beforehand. You will reap the results later on. That said online marketing can be much more profitable than regular day jobs.

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Successful Online Businesses (Ideas)

Successful Online Businesses (Ideas)

Today I want to talk about successful online businesses and share ideas about how to create one for yourself. So if you are interested in working for yourself, read on!

I’m sure you have heard about different kinds of online businesses and opportunities, ranging from e-commerce stores to education platforms and from dropshipping to affiliate marketing.

Or maybe you just know someone who makes living blogging. No matter what the online business model, you can be sure there are a thousand unsuccessful ones for each successful one.

That’s why it’s very important to know which model to choose if you are just starting out. The odds for success are not for good with most of them.

But if you follow proven footsteps and put in the work, some of the business models are almost guaranteed to succeed. It all comes down to choosing the right path, sticking to it and putting in the hours.

We are living in a time of information overload, so it can be next to impossible to find all the required information and actually sort through it.

That’s why I have a very simple request for you. Since you are looking for information on creating successful online businesses, make the decision to find a proven system and stick to it.

Endless research will not make you any more likely to succeed, quite the contrary actually. The sooner you make the decision to stick to a proven plan, get started and take action, the sooner you will succeed online.

But what business model or program to choose from the sea of endless promises? Well, let me help you out.

The Most Successful Online Business Model

Before we get on with my recommendations, let’s look at what business model should you choose to improve your odds in succeeding in creating a successful online business.

My number one recommended business model is affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing has several benefits over other types of online businesses that make it superior, especially for beginners.

If you are new to this stuff, affiliate marketing essentially means marketing other people’s products. They can be digital or physical products as many online stores (like Amazon) have affiliate programs.

When you refer a customer that makes a purchase, the vendor pays you an affiliate commission. This process is fully automated in the online world. All you need to have is the correct link to point your customers to the vendor.

So in essence affiliate marketing is a form of revenue sharing. It’s worth it for the vendor because they get paying customers and it’s worth it for you because you get a piece of the pie. Simple as that.

Unlike running an actual e-commerce store, affiliate marketing doesn’t require you to handle all the costly overhead of labor, storage, shipping, customer service, etc. It takes a lot to run even a small online store.

With affiliate marketing, you just refer the customer and get paid. That’s it. Even if you would do dropshipping, where you skip the physical overhead, you still have to handle customer service, complaints, etc.

How about selling your own digital product? Well, that’s a great option. If you know what you are doing. The problem is that most beginners don’t know what they are doing.

It takes serious effort to create a high-quality digital product and take it to the point that other people will actually want to market it. Even then you should offer it to affiliate marketers with high commissions because you will increase your sales to another level. But to even get started you need to create a professional product people actually want to buy.

Because affiliate marketing doesn’t require you to do any of that, it frees up time. You can focus all your efforts on the actual marketing and producing traffic.

The best part is that affiliate marketing can be completely automated. You just create content that people can find, include your affiliate links and the system works on automation even when you are sleeping.

That’s why I recommend it to beginners. You can use the skills you learn doing affiliate marketing to market physical products as well once you have the experience and capital if you still have an interest in such opportunities.

Of did I mention that it doesn’t require any real capital to create a successful affiliate marketing business? You do need some money to get all the necessary tools and training but we are talking about hundreds of dollars here, not tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands like in regular business.

My Recommended Programs

So you want to learn affiliate marketing to create a successful online business? Great! I can recommend two programs for you that will definitely help you succeed if you follow through with the training.

They are Wealthy Affiliate and Legendary Marketer.

Both of these programs are great and which one you choose depends much on your preference. Both have their pros and cons and for the best results, you should actually combine them.

Wealthy Affiliate

Wealthy Affiliate is an online marketing platform that focuses on teaching sustainable affiliate marketing that works in any niche. It covers everything from training to web hosting and includes tools like keyword research tools, community help, and feedback system.

You can get started with Wealthy Affiliate for free but to get the full training and all the tools, you will need to get go premium, which is only $30/month.

Considering that you would have to pay much more than that to just get a high-quality hosting service for your websites and a decent keyword tool, I think WA Premium subscription is a no brainer.

I’ve used the system to build a successful website that produces money on automation even if I don’t touch it for several weeks, so I can vouch for the program.

Wealthy Affiliate mainly teaches how to do affiliate marketing through search engine optimized content creation, e.g. blogging. The idea is to create content around keywords that people are looking for on the internet.

If you can get your content into the search results, people will come to your site where you introduce your affiliate links. Wealthy Affiliate is actually much more than that as there are ever-increasing training by both the creators and the community.

The community is actually one of the best parts of WA as it helps you stay motivated and can help you out when you feel lost.

Read my full Wealthy Affiliate review here.

Legendary Marketer

Legendary Marketer is another affiliate marketing training platform that focuses on faster results than Wealthy Affiliate. Legendary Marketer was created by CEO David Sharpe as an education platform for marketers looking to create fast success online.

Dave has created several successful online businesses in the past and really knows what he is talking about. The focus in LM is on traffic sources that don’t rely on time-consuming SEO. Instead, they focus on traffic sources that provide fast results.

This includes paid traffic from different platforms, e-mail marketing and using high authority content creation sites like Medium for leveraging their SEO value and reader base for faster results.

I’m just getting started with Legendary Marketer but from all, I have seen and heard I have no doubt it’s a very effective program.

You can read my initial review of the Legendary Marketer here.

How to Succeed in Online Business

So there you have it. Two ideas and recommendations for creating a successful online business. I’ve seen first hand that both methods work, so it’s all up to you if you succeed using the information and tools they provide.

This why I want to give you the only three tips you need to succeed in your online business:

  1. Take action. Nothing will happen unless you decide to take action right now and do so every single day until you see success.
  2. Be consistent. Choose your direction, make a plan and stick to it by working consistently towards your goal every day. This means taking the right kind of action every day.
  3. Don’t expect overnight results. This stuff takes both work and time. But if you put in the work consistently, you will eventually succeed. So expect it to take several months or even over a year to see real success. It takes guts to stay consistent that long and that’s why most people fail.

So if you take action every day, do it consistently and stick it out long enough success is inevitable. The question is are you up for it?

Just remember that every single successful affiliate marketer was exactly where you are now at some point. You have to start somewhere.

Conclusion

That’s it for today! I hope you found these business ideas useful and intriguing. If you have anything to ask about affiliate marketing or Wealthy Affiliate and Legendary Marketer, don’t hesitate to contact me in the comments section below.

Affiliate marketing is simply a superior form of online business as it can be automated and you can do it from anywhere in the world.

One thing I forgot to mention that you might be wondering is that you can market almost anything. The product possibilities, both physical and digital are almost endless.

I have seen people succeed with evergreen topics like weight loss and fitness as well as with micro-niches like football snack helmets or drones.

That’s another great thing about affiliate marketing. You can create content on things you are passionate about and find suitable products. There is always something to market so it’s up to you to get creative!

See you next time

Typical Sales Funnel Stages

Typical Sales Funnel Stages (Simple guide)

All right, today we will talk about sales funnels. You will learn what exactly are sales funnels and what do the typical stages of sales funnels look like.

Many people who are new to online marketing think that getting traffic to your site or other content is the hard part. This is not actually true.

While traffic, either natural or paid, is mandatory for successful online business as you can’t run a business without conversion it’s as important to have the right kind of customers and convert them to buying ones.

Which do you suppose is more useful for your business, having ten thousand visitors to your offer in a month but none of them are interested in buying or having ten visitors that are all interested in buying?

It’s actually much harder to get the right kind of traffic (meaning people that are interested in buying) and then actually have them make the purchase decision (converting) than to simply get traffic.

This is why the first part of a sales funnel is always picking the right customers. Now I do understand that the more visitors you have, the more likely you are to make sales, it’s a numbers game. But the point I’m trying to make is that quality matters over quantity.

In the online world picking the right customers is the first part of your sales funnel. I’ll tell you in a second how you can get the right customers, aka targeted traffic, but let’s look at first why you need a sales funnel.

Sales funnels are a must for customer conversion

I hope I convinced you that simply having traffic is not enough to make sales in the online world. To run an actually successful business you will need to have a sales funnel for converting leads into buying customers.

But what exactly is a sales funnel? The purpose of the sales funnel is to move the potential buyer through different stages of building trust and lead them towards a purchase decision.

The whole idea of a sales funnel is to first acquire traffic that is pre-selected to be interested in your offer, then turn that traffic into leads you have direct contact to. You can then build trust with those customers to providing value for free.

Once you have built enough trust with the leads, they are much more likely to convert into buying customers that will buy from you in the future as well.

So a sales funnel guides a customer through a series of steps and offer that are aimed to make a sale. They typically contain upsells and down sells to make sure you convert as high a percentage of your leads as possible.

Yesterday we talked about value ladders. A sales funnel is essentially how you apply your value latter in practice. If you only have a single product with a single price, you could be leaving money on the table.

Let’s look at this through an example. Let’s imagine you have three leads that are interested in your product that costs $50 for example.

The first lead has the $50, is interested in the product. He decides to make a purchase. BOOM! You just made a sale.

Now the second client is on a budget. He really doesn’t have $50 to spare at the moment but is definitely interested in your product. If you don’t apply a sales funnel with down-sell, you will lose this customer.

But if you do offer a down-sell, that still offers a solution to their problem, they are much more likely to make a purchase since they were already interested in your main offer.

Now let’s take the third lead. This time we have a buyer who has a problem and plenty of cash. He might be willing to pay $200 for a more complete solution to his problem. If you only offer the $50 you will leave tons of money on the table.

It’s wise to have a system in place that takes into account all these situations. A well thought out and set up sales funnel takes care of this.

So the sales funnel essentially has two functions. To turn lead into buying customers, and to optimize the revenue you get from a single lead by moving them along the value ladder based on their interest and funds.

Typical sales funnel stages

So now that you understand how important sales funnels are for your online business, let’s look at the typical sales funnel stages in an online context.

There are essentially four main stages that can be divided into smaller chunks. Let’s look at each stage and how they might look like in online marketing with examples.

Typical Sales Funnel Stages

Stage 1: Awareness

The first stage in your sales funnel is spreading awareness. After all, no one can find your business and your offers unless you put it out there.

Building your brand is part of building awareness. A recognized brand will have authority, reputation, and trust. Treat your online business just like you would treat a real business. All your actions need to be in line with your brand.

There are many ways to spread awareness in the online world. Basically they all boil down to content creation as the content is what people consume in the online world.

The most common ways to build awareness to drive traffic are search engine optimized content (i.e. blog), paid ads on different platforms, social media, and YouTube.

There are pros and cons to each. In my opinion, it’s pretty much a preference and resource question which way you want to go.

Search engine optimized content on a site you own is great because it produces passive traffic streams but the con is that it takes a lot of research, time and patience to get good results. You need to build authority for your site.

Paid ads on Facebook or YouTube, for example, can produce great results but you need to know what you are doing. If you don’t know how to create compelling ads and target them properly, you risk losing more money than making.

Social media and YouTube presence and the following can also be great ways to drive traffic to your offers. The downside is that it takes time and talent to become an influencer, your content needs to be good these days.

You also have to produce new content constantly to keep your followers and acquire new ones, this takes a lot of time. But if you enjoy it, it can be very effective.

No matter what your preference is, awareness is the point where you preselect your customers. You want the traffic to be interested in your offer in the first place, so only offer products and services that are relevant to your niche.

So if you create content on a blog or a website, target keywords that are relative to your niche and offers so that the people who find your content through search engines are already interested in the products you promote. Reviews are great for this.

With paid ads, you can, of course, target the traffic depending on the offer, and this is crucial for success with ads. The same goes for YouTube and social media, your following is likely interested in products related to your content.

Stage 2: Leads

The next stage of a typical sales funnel is converting the traffic you create through awareness into leads. Leads are essentially visitors that have shown enough interest in your content and offers that they voluntarily follow you.

The most common way of gathering leads is by building an e-mail list. To get people to join your e-mail you typically use a squeeze page, which is simply a page whose only intention is to entice people to give you their e-mail address in exchange to a tempting gift.

The opt-in offer can be anything from a free ebook to video course or infographic. It can also be an exceptionally good discount of a higher-priced product.

In social media and YouTube also subscribers that receive notifications from you can be considered leads because they have shown enough interest in your content to opt-in for notifications of new content.

Stage 3: Prospects

Every single people that joins your e-mail list is a prospect for sales. This is the third stage of a typical sales funnel. To improve the odds of making sales, you need to treat these prospects with respect.

Before you start selling, you should establish trust by providing additional value to your subscribers in addition to your opt-in gift. This can be anything from tips to personal stories that makes them feel that you are actually a real person that’s communicating with them.

This is typically done with an e-mail autoresponder like AWeber by the way. This way you can automate the whole e-mail follow up process and you don’t have to actually send thousands of individual e-mails. That just wouldn’t make any sense, you know?

Once you have established trust and connection with the prospects, it’s time to introduce your main offer. At this point the people who so your initial content or ad has come a long way closer to trusting you.

If you have managed to build a relationship with them, they are much more likely to buy from you at this point compared to if you would have simply tried to sell them offer at first contact.

If you remember what I said about the value ladder, this is the point of the funnel where you can offer upsells and down-sells as well, which is actually Stage 4 of the sales funnel.

Stage 4: Sales

The final stage of a typical sales funnel is further sales. The best time to offer a down-sell or an upsell is directly after a purchase decision is made.

So a typical sales funnel will have automation to offer a down-sell in case a prospect hits the back button or attempts to close the check-out page.

The same goes for upsells. If a prospect makes the purchase there is usually automation to offer a higher-ticket item like a membership.

Besides direct upsells and down-sells, typical sales funnels will introduce additional offers to existing customers to increase value (remember the value ladder). These could include memberships, loyalty programs, and customer specials.

It’s always valuable to keep in touch with existing customers as they are much more likely to buy from you again compared to new prospects.

Conclusion

That’s it for today! I hope you found this simple guide about the typical stages of a sales funnels in online business useful. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section and I’ll get back to you soon!

I’m sure that by now you see the value a sales funnel can provide for your business compared to presenting offers directly. Building a relationship with potential buyers is an extremely powerful tactic for increasing conversions.

Just always remember you are dealing with real people. Be honest, be respectful and treat them like you would like to be treated yourself and they will trust you.

Oh, and only recommend products and services you believe in yourself of course. Nothing breaks trust as bad as getting conned to buy a crappy product that doesn’t offer actual value.

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