How to Turn Perfect Strangers into Passionate Business-Builders Using Online Sales Funnels
Fabulous article by Ferny. A must read for any aspiring network marketers looking to creates a sales funnel with attraction marketing – from grabbing cold leads to reach out to you and becoming a prospect, connect and teach, convert, join your team and become a leader, whilst also building a system that can be duplicated and leveraged! In other words, creating true leaders in your organization, so you can step back and build the passive income.
If you’ve ever visited an IKEA (or even your local grocery store), then you’ve experienced what’s called a “sales funnel.”
Basically, a sales funnel is a carefully-controlled environment that’s designed to encourage you to fill your shopping cart.
Think about IKEA: you are literally “funneled” through an entire showroom BEFORE you reach the warehouse to pick up your items, thereby exposing you to significantly more products than you were interested in.
(…like when you just went for another KALLAX and wound up wanting to remodel your entire kitchen.)
Even your local grocery store is carefully crafted to provide more opportunities to make you want more items…
Milk, cheese, eggs, and meat are spread out around the perimeter so you have to circumnavigate the entire store to buy the most common staples…
Not to mention how the checkout aisle provides ample last-minute temptations to maximize your checkout value!
It’s an awful clever trick on their part, but here’s the good news…
Your business can benefit immensely from such sales funnels too!
In fact, they can become the major driver of your marketing efforts online.
And on that note, I’m about to reveal…
How YOU can turn absolute strangers into passionate business-builders using online funnels
Plus, in the video below, I’m also going to explain how these funnels have been used to build HUGE network marketing organizations, and how you can unlock these powerful recruiting systems to grow your team.
WITHOUT HAVING TO CHASE PEOPLE DOWN…
… & GROW A BIG TEAM FAST
Here at Elite Marketing Pro, we’ve been using funnels since 2002 (…yeah, way back when Internet marketing was in its infancy.)
A sales funnel is THE cornerstone of any attraction marketing system
It’s a step-by-step process that guides a cold market prospect from perfect stranger, to customer, and eventually, to an advocate of your business.
Here’s an example…
As you walk down the street, you see a guitar in a music shop window.
You happen to be a guitar enthusiast.
You say to yourself, “Oh, interesting.”
And then you walk through the door.
As you enter the store, someone greets you by saying, “Hi, welcome to our store. Can I help you?”
You answer, “Yes, I’m looking to get a guitar. That one in the window caught my eye; can you help me?”
The person asks you a few questions…
- “What do you like to play?”
- “What kind of music do you like?”
- “How much experience do you have?”
After you answer those questions, the conversation shifts.
The person says, “Well, you know, that guitar is awesome, but for where you’re at right now, I’d recommend this guitar over here.”
Eventually, you walk out of that store with a guitar.
And lo and behold…
You had such a great experience you tell your friends about your experience!
Now you’re an advocate.
And that, right there, is a funnel.
You went through a series of steps that transformed you from someone who wasn’t even thinking about buying a guitar into someone who spent hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on a guitar – all in a matter of minutes!
And if you really got value out of the education, recommendations, and experience provided by said store, you’ll likely refer all of your guitar-loving friends to that shop, right?
Now, does that stuff all work?
Absolutely! But those activities are VERY time-intensive and inefficient.
And in today’s age…
Why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of more “modern” options that aren’t as time and travel intensive?
Today, there’s one option you may have already heard of…
Facebook and the other social media platforms allow us to connect with people…
Without EVER requiring us to leave home!
In fact, my friend Julie Burke recruited 80% of her team of 8,300 distributors using Facebook—while at home, raising her two boys, in just a couple of years.
But even with what Julie did with prospecting and recruiting on social media, is still a bit time consuming and there’s still a lot of sifting and sorting involved.
You still gotta eliminate and disqualify the a-holes, the tire-kickers, and the curious to find the few serious ones.
We helped Julie develop her new social media skills, which means she no longer has to prospect at all (offline or online).
People reach out to her everyday interested in joining her opportunity (just last month she sponsored 45 people who reached out to her), and this skill has resulted in her growing a million-dollar home business empire.
This skill, in my opinion, is the #1 skill you can learn today as a network marketer to create maximum leverage, help you recruit more people and you’re upline likely has no clue about… yet!
What is that skill?
When that salesperson in the store asks questions, they’re doing so make you feel understood, to educate you, and to make sure they serve you in the best way possible.
An online funnel does exactly that.
You start by making a few assumptions about what interests the person visiting your site or clicking on your ad.
Then you share value and educate them.
And if the prospect feels good about the interaction, you’ll make a sale.
Ultimately, if they got REAL value out of doing business with you, they’ll recommend you, and go on to spread your good word increasing your internet marketing.
Pretty straightforward, right?
A sales funnel is a process that transforms people from strangers, to customers, to advocates
An online funnel starts by offering your visitor something of value in exchange for their contact information.
At this point, you know they’re interested in what you have because they’ve given you their information.
That makes them a lead.
Providing value to that lead warms them up.
And once they’re warmed up, they become a prospect.
You’ll share value until you propose an offer.
And once they accept your offer, they become a customer.
This process can take as little as a few minutes or as long as hours, days, weeks, or even months.
The power of funnels are they allow your prospects to move at their own pace
Your job is to keep providing value and keep following up until they become a customer.
But that’s not where the funnel ends.
If you want to be really effective – especially in network marketing – your goal is to turn that customer into a recurring customer.
There are several ways to do that.
- Offer discounts for continuing to buy from you (like a loyalty program)
- Continue to educate and provide value to them
- Provide such quality service and appreciation they wouldn’t even think of buying anyone else
Once they become a recurring customer, they become an advocate—referring business to you because they believe so strongly in what you’re doing.
That’s what an effective sales funnel does.
It works from the front end all the way through the back end – even after they become a customer.
In network marketing, using the principles of attraction marketing, the funnel process works like this…
It starts with a visitor.
The visitor becomes a lead when they submit their information – on a website, a web form of some kind, or some type of capture mechanism – because they’re interested in learning about something, but they’re not necessarily ready to buy.
At this point, hold your horses; don’t get excited.
They’re not ready to join you…yet.
You give them some value, they get warmed up.
They become a prospect only when they raise their hand and say…
“Hey, I’m actually pretty serious about doing this, I want to learn some more.”
Visitor, lead, prospect.
You share some information – you direct them to a video or they hop on a webinar, or they are added to your Facebook group to get more specific information.
Now they’re ready to become a team member.
But that’s not where it ends.
If you want to build a massive organization of people who are raging fans of you, your product, and your company…
…then that’s certainly not where it ends!
You’re just getting started.
A lot of network marketers mess up because they stop there.
Many network marketers think just recruiting is enough.
That’s inaccurate. Recruiting is never enough when marketing on the internet.
What should happen is a process to enroll that team member, so that they are educated enough, and given so much value, they think…
“Wow, this is really cool. These people really care about me. Not only that, they’re giving me a process and a system so I can become effective at building my business.”
Your funnel now turns that new team member into a fellow business-builder.
Now they’re actively doing something to build their business.
Now they’re generating prospects and customers on their own.
But that’s still not where the funnel ends, either.
Your funnel now turns that builder into a LEADER, as you continue to provide value and teach them how to build.
So now, you educate them about how they can be effective at helping others accomplish what they’ve just accomplished.
Now they’re also helping OTHERS lead people from the visitor phase to the builder phase.
And that’s key, because only when you’re capable of leading other people and walking them through the process from visitor to builders and all the steps in between, do YOU become a leader.
Investing in people on a leadership level is a higher-level skillset you want to learn
…if you want your funnel to be effective, that is.
Building a funnel using the technologies we recommend here at Elite Marketing Pro allows you to not only recruit a lot of people into your business, but it also leads people past the point where they’ve taken out their wallet and bought.
In network marketing terms, our system helps you turn team members into builders, and eventually into leaders themselves – so that you create true leverage and duplication in your organization.
With the attraction marketing techniques we teach, you can create a perpetual internet marketing machine bringing in recruits and making sales automatically.
This is what my friends Masa Cemazar and Miguel Montero, the “Pyjama Bosses,” do exceptionally well.
They lead new people through a funnel that network marketers don’t often talk about because it happens AFTER someone joins your team.
Using an automated, systematic path through their back-end funnel, they build not only a large international team, but they also build leaders.
That’s true duplication.
You want to create leaders in your organization so you can step away and enjoy true passive income
You know, when you’re making money while you sleep.
When you build leaders, the next step in your funnel is, basically, “See you later!”
And that’s the ultimate goal of network marketing – creating true passive income!
Masa and Miguel have created a large multiple seven-figure network marketing team.
They spend only a couple hours a month overseeing their team because they’ve created that complete funnel that turns team members into builders and then into leaders so that they can step away and do other stuff they’re passionate about.
Their system is sophisticated.
But your funnel doesn’t necessarily have to be.
Social media, if you’re using it properly, also behaves like a funnel
Think about this…
You publish valuable content.
Someone likes or starts following you.
Thus, they’ve qualified themselves as leads.
As you publish more valuable information, your followers will engage with your content.
They feel they know you.
They Begin to trust you.
They probably even genuinely like you at this point.
And at some point, you will make an offer by providing a link to something to purchase.
Your followers will take action because you’ve built so much trust
You have a relationship, a rapport now.
And you’ll obviously deliver on what you offered.
In traditional website-based funnels, people transform from visitor to lead where they share their contact information with you.
On social media, they transform into leads simply by following you.
And even though you don’t own the social media channel, treat it like a funnel.
Because that social media funnel might be what leads people into your attraction marketing funnel.
You can also use your Facebook groups as a funnel.
Move people from stranger to prospect, and then add them into your group to share more information with them.
That might turn those prospects into customers…team members…or even builders and leaders.
Regardless of the technology you’re using, we help you leverage both your own social media funnels and the attraction marketing funnels we’ve created to build your network marketing business.
And you can build your funnel conventionally, by posting on social media, directing visitors to your website, and following the visitor, lead, prospect, customer funnel…ultimately ending when they become a recurring customer and advocate.
You can use your funnel to create team members, builders, and leaders.
So whether you’re building up your retail base or building your team, you’re covered
Author of the Attraction Marketing Formula
CMO, Elite Marketing Pro
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… & GROW A BIG TEAM FAST
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