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Sep 19, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Peter Pru:

Peter Pru has built, grown, and scaled multiple 6-7 figure eCommerce businesses across multiple industries. He is a member of the Clickfunnels 2-Comma Club for hitting over $1,000,000 in sales in his eCommerce businesses using funnels. He's also the host of the Ecommerce Empire Builders Youtube/Podcast where he shares his tactics and strategies for building wilding profitable eCommerce businesses.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Continuity plans and income building. (8:58)
  • Sell digital products also! (10:14)
  • Digital and physical product margins (17:30)
  • Empire Builders: Webinar: (18:38)
  • Card abandonment/Stick Strategies in eCommerce. (24:14)

Quotable Moments:

"You can scale as quickly as you want: In some cases, you may scale to quickly."

"You really don’t have a business until you have continuity income coming into that business."

"If you have an eCommerce business one of the best things to do is add on a membership site on the back end of it then you get that continuity income."

"It’s the idea of marrying both physical and membership sites together. It drops your costs to acquire a customer and increases your lifetime value of the customer."

Other Tidbits:

Peter talks about how he got started in the eCommerce business and how it has changed his professional career. He discusses the joy he gets from coaching and assisting people in transforming their eCommerce businesses into profitable ventures.



Speaker 1:     00:00       Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward.

Speaker 2:     00:17       Hey everybody. Welcome back. This is going to be a ride for your life, so hold on tight because I have the one and only Peter Crew on the show. Peter, welcome. It is an absolute pleasure to be on here with a thank you so much for having me. I always make the mistake of getting going and having to. I wish so bad. I could just like start and not have any top. We started talking beforehand. I'm like, shoot, I forgot to hit record so you guys missed the pre stuff, but this guy's been crushing it online. It's basically a 10 year overnight success, which we'll get into in just a second. One of our two Comma Club award winners. The guy's crushing it with with publishing. You've got so many cool things I want to talk to you about is your actual funnel that you're using as far as teaching people, but again, we were just talking about the importance of impact and with click funnels that we get so excited about our two comma club award winners, but not because of ben hitting it. It's because of the impact that they have on everybody else. And so Peter, you were just talking about, you know, growing up in the Mecca of entrepreneurship and Philly, but you're talking about the impact as far as your, your second fam is. I want to start right there as far as. Tell us a little bit about the impact your feeling and how this changed your life.

Speaker 3:     01:26       Well, the thing is like for so long, like as you said, my 10 year overnight success. So like I always thought I had to be like alone in this space. I didn't really have mentors in the early stages until years went by and I finally was like, you know, I think I should probably get a mentor and cut my learning curve. But then when I started publishing and you know, this empire builder brand, right, that we have going on now and just teaching people with what was working for me, like these people, I spent so much time with them every single day that it's almost like, it literally is like a second family to me, you know, and seeing them succeed, like making their first dollars online or even, you know, turning their struggling ecommerce business into something that's not profitable. A truly like the most beautiful. Absolutely. Beautiful thing.

Speaker 2:     02:11       Well Peter, that's awesome. Well, little backstory here as far as tell people how'd you get started in the econ business and what did lead up to.

Speaker 3:     02:17       Okay, so 10 year overnight success story. So I first got certain ecommerce, uh, when I graduated a college. So in college I discovered affiliate marketing made a couple hundred bucks a month, which was like, oh my God, like I'm making money online. Like this is crazy in college it was short, it was kind of short lived with my affiliate marketing career. But I started with Amazon Fba actually. And invested all the money I had to my name. I only had like $5,000 was everything I made in affiliate marketing and my life savings invested in Amazon Fba. Make a long story short. We'll crush it. Within our first year, we're making close to $50,000 per month in sales. Right? But unfortunately, and I don't want to tell anybody that's selling on Fba here. Maybe this was just me, but I don't want to offend anybody. Uh, I do. I'm totally good with offending people on Amazon.

Speaker 3:     03:06       So the thing was I got some random, uh, I was driving to work still because a lot of when you sell an Amazon Fba, a lot of your money is constantly wrapped up in inventory. Like you're constantly having to ship more inventory. And so I was still having to work full time. Um, but I saw there was like, that was like, I'm getting there. I'm getting to the point where I can finally quit. I can finally pay myself. And it was quarter four. We're nearing $80,000 a month in sales. Like, like I was the happiest person I was driving to work. I was like, I don't even care about this place like Adelaide, it'd be more. Um, but I, uh, I got an email, said my listing has been suppressed. I was like, what? Then a couple minutes later I got another one and another one and another one.

Speaker 3:     03:46       And within like 10 minutes, all five of the listings I was selling on Amazon were suppressed. And what happened was a competitor to explain to people what's that mean? Basically a competitor of mine who went on my list, Amazon product pages and they said that I was infringing on patents, but those were completely false ip claims. Right. And Amazon, they're not going to get involved in like a, you know, illegal or anything. So they just pulled the listing though, took nearly a year to get my account back after that. And it's Kinda at that point like where I kinda got into this dark period where I was like, when everybody else is succeeding around me, like, what, what, what did I do wrong here? Like when is it my turn? Like feeling pity for myself. Uh, and I realized like I was never building my own business.

Speaker 3:     04:29       I was left with, with nothing, no customer data, like wasted inventory and I had nothing, literally nothing to show for that business. And look, months went by, I felt that loop that, you know, so many of us do, like, you know, you go to work, eat, sleep, and you just keep doing that day in and day out. And that's when I was like, okay, why are you seriously going to quit right now? Or you're quitting right now. I have all of the mistakes you've made, everything you've learned over these years. Just quitting. And I was like, no way. I cannot, I cannot. I literally couldn't live like another day if I did. And that's when I started learning about shopify and started crushing it. Like make a long story started getting. I started doing really well with shopify but I still couldn't pay myself. I was like, what the heck is going on?

Speaker 3:     05:11       Like when I'm going to be able to pay myself here. And that's when I started learning about sales funnels and we were doing a fishing business, a subscription business with fishing and our cost to acquire a customer. And we're gonna get a little technical here. I hope that's a gift. I knew the people that have ecommerce businesses that are listening, why she appreciate this, uh, our cost to acquire a customer with our shopify store, uh, was like about 20, $25. Right? And the reason for that is because people don't subscriptional as selling a subscription on front end as a front end product is really, really difficult unless it's like you're the coolest thing in town, like barkbox fat, that font or something like that. So I realized, okay, well our lifetime value of a and average subscriber was about like a hundred 50 bucks. So we're okay delaying gratification.

Speaker 3:     06:02       We're like, I will just delay gratification. We're going to get paid because we know we require them for 25, we can wait six months, we'll make our money right? And the problem with that, when you're not venture back, when you're not venture back, it's go hard and seriously, like we, me and my partners at the time, like we had to invest our money to keep the business afloat, to delay gratification. I was like that it has to be a better way. There has to be a better way. Um, and that's when I started learning about these sales funnels and I started putting in different fishing lures as free plus shipping offers, discount offers, and I was profitable already on my front end offers with the upsells, right? Selling more of the same thing. And then we just injected the continuity piece into that funnel as a step.

Speaker 3:     06:45       So not only were we now profitable on the front end, right? But then we got subscribers for free. Like it was, it was. It's amazing. Like it was like that. Literally, when you understand that, and it's the same way, like click funnels kind of grew, grew as quickly as it did, is because you now know that you can grow as fast as you, you truly want. The only bottleneck is your traffic. At that point, because you're profitable already and then you're getting free sales every month on the continuity plan and that was. That's truly right there guys. Like if you. If you implement what I just showed you to like truly you can, you can scale as quickly as quickly as you want. Some cases you might scale too quickly, right? You might not be able to handle it.

Speaker 2:     07:27       You know, Peter, I love what you just said and I hope those of you guys who are listening understand this doesn't apply just to people who have ecommerce businesses. It's not just a free plus shipping offer. The Peter's talking about this goes both ways, so if you have an econ business, one of the things I love what you just said is you actually need to add a back end of a membership site. I can tell you, we look at the. I was talking with Stu Mclaren the other day about memberships and he's all in on memberships and we're doing some joint metro state with him later, but potentially on some of the stuff we're looking at, but the main thing we've seen is even inside of clickfunnels, so our most successful users or those who have a membership site because it, it gets that stickiness there. And I look at Trey Lewellen obviously trade.

Speaker 3:     08:06       The thing is when I saw I actually had trail on my channel, uh, but you was getting one know more about your channel where, what's your podcast or your video podcasts are just ecommerce. Empire builders just search searching on youtube or just go to [inaudible] dot com. Uh, but when I started doing this and you comfortable, like years back when I joined click, it was like one of the first, like couple hundred users. But um, he was like the other person doing it in ecommerce. I was like, okay, I'm not crazy. I'm not crazy. Like there's others. But yeah, it's when you understand that it's, it's like the most amazing thing. Like it's literally, it's hard to explain like just like this, but when you look whiteboard it out, you're like, holy crap. Like I can. You can, you can scale as quickly as you want any part of your business.

Speaker 3:     08:51       And the look, the beautiful part about it is even if you have like a month of sales, let's say you have a business that's a little bit seasonal, right? But you still have those continuity plans. I can keep that, keep your business afloat, right? So we can reinvest that into advertising, pay yourself, you know, whatever I love, I've always looked at as far. You really don't have a business until you have continuity income coming in to that business and so if, if you have a membership site, one of the best things to do is to actually create a front end product that's a physical product like you just did a, whether it's fishing lures or anything else as a free plus shipping to acquire customers for that much less. And then on the opposite side, you have an econ business. One of the best things to do is to add on a membership site on the back end of it because then you get that continuity income to where you can.

Speaker 3:     09:34       Again, most physical products do have some seasonality to it. It's just the nature of the beast and so it's the idea of marrying both physical and membership sites together. It drops your cost to acquire customer increases, your lifetime value of a customer. It's a huge win win. Again, I look at what we've done at clickfunnels. It's exactly how we built click funnels. We've got front end offers, everything from three different books. We've got a lot of digital physical as well as digital product. We've been, again, one of our biggest ones for the longest time is our perfect Webinar, which was a physical product, was a digital product we created as a physical product as a free plus shipping that drove. People obviously enter click funnels, which is our continuity platform, so love, love what you're doing and like one golden nugget. For those of you that do have ecommerce businesses like so digital products to like.

Speaker 3:     10:18       That's a great way, especially for those of you, I have a lot of students that do like fitness stuff, like they sell fitness equipment, like if you're selling fitness with women and you're not adding some sort of digital content with it, like you're losing out on so much money, right? You can get whole membership could just be, you know, uh, you know, a membership site where, you know, they're, they're getting content every single month and like one little hack, if you guys are like, oh, I don't want to make my own content, like go find some influencers in this space. They don't have to be like huge influencers, but partner up with them, ask them to make you content. We did that for our fishing business. We just reached out to all these people on Youtube, instagram, they're shooting content, you know, recording themselves, fishing, right? Doing what they already love.

Speaker 3:     10:58       So when we come along, but hey, we'll pay you $2,000 a month if you promote us and shoot content for us. They're like, oh yeah, like I already love fishing. Like why would I not take this deal right here? That's such a great tip. Oh my gosh. That is a killer. Love that idea of integration at its best. That's cool. It absolutely. One hundred percent. So you're now obviously the part I love about what you do is you actually teach, but you also do so you're actually. Yes, I understand you have. You're helping other people and your empire builders helping them build their own businesses, but you still keep doing it and I think that's the part I love most about you and your business because it's not just. I'm just teaching people how to do something I did 10 years ago, but I'm actually doing it every day.

Speaker 3:     11:38       I'm in the trenches with them. I'm actually making this thing work. So I was looking at, to be honest, it's ridiculously difficult. It's, it's, but it's like I now have to structure my days like, like to the hour, like everything. Like I have certain days where all I record all my content and just have, you know, my vi like I have so many people believe it or not working on just this little leg because I just want to get. I want to get the message out there and I actually, I enjoy doing it, you know, but it's, it's, it's tough. I'm not gonna lie, it's, it's extremely difficult. Alex Sharpe and I were going back and forth on voxer this morning just about this. He just did a podcast about the million dollar myth and the idea as far as soon as you get to a million dollars, you know, quote unquote made it.

Speaker 3:     12:20       It's like that's where all the problems and the complexity actually come into your business where you have to now start to systematize and the only way you can scale is by building those types of systems. So I completely understand that. And time management obviously is one of the most difficult things because you're getting pulled in so many different directions because you have so much opportunity. Yeah. Like everybody, you know, they want that seven figure business. But I'm like, like you, it's hard, like even like to run a seven figure business. It is, it is not easy by any means. It's not like, oh well I'm just, you know, have my va's now. And that was something, you know, like you start having a lot of employees, you can't do everything yourself. You got to learn. And this is a lot of people in the ECOMMERCE space, they don't, they have like trust issues, like they don't trust somebody can run their facebook ads better or their google ads or their influencer marketing.

Speaker 3:     13:03       You have to, if you're running a seven figure business, you have to be working on your business, not executing like the marketing strategies, right? You have to come up with the marketing strategies and other people can execute it. Who has better experience than you, you know. So Peter, how did you overcome that? Because honestly I think every I, I went to the same situation and in multiple, the multiple business I've been through where it's like I just cannot, they're not going to do it as good as I can. They're not gonna they don't, they're not as invested as it's, I'm totally vested in this thing has to work. If they don't care, they're just getting a check. So how did you overcome that? Mentally, it was the, I'm not going to lie like it was difficult, 100 percent. It was difficult. I went through a lot of people that, um, like for example, the person, it took me a long time to get somebody to run my facebook ads for me because I love doing it.

Speaker 3:     13:50       Um, and I hired people that just wasted a lot of money. I wasted a good amount of money. Um, but what I've realized is you have to go with somebody that has a reference and a proven track record. Like it's as simple as that. You cannot go to like, I wouldn't like upwork or something like that and get somebody to run your facebook ads and I don't mean to offend anybody with that, but go find somebody that specializes in, like actually ecommerce and get them to run your ads for you. Somebody that has a track record right where they can show you actually a, uh, you know, they give you a reference. You can contact that business owner and, you know, get some more information, right? Do your due diligence. If anything, do your due diligence or whoever you're going to allow into your business, you know, I love it.

Speaker 3:     14:31       So where'd you get your first reference? So when I get my first reference facebook, I found my first phase, but I forget what the facebook group name was, but I saw somebody, um, uh, posts some of the, their client work that they were doing. I reached out to them, um, and just, you know, from then hit it off. Peter. That's awesome. So how large is your team right now? My team for just ecommerce, empire builders, like this digital part portion is about seven people right now. Nobody's full time but separate on seven people, mixture of Va's, people that run like, I don't run. Like for this part of my business, I don't run any ads or anything. All I want to focus on is two things. Okay. Content, right? Because I want to create value, right? And my students, that's all I want to focus on, right?

Speaker 3:     15:21       Because those are the two. Those are the two driving factors. I wanted to get it. I don't want to now, you know, not waste, waste my time. Right. Running facebook ads and generating traffic and all that stuff. It is a waste of your time. Your time is much more. It goes back to what's your, what's your specialty, what are you best at, what are the things that only you can do and create content it I forget. I don't know. Did Russell like say that? And I remember I drew that out in my board and I was like, what do I need to do in this business? Right. I did like a, I did a one to do list. I and I did like a need to do list and another like I don't even want to do this list. Right. And the only things I needed to do in this business or wherever my faces.

Speaker 3:     15:58       Right. Like you know, instagram stories or like you know, like creating content for the youtube channel during the pilot. Like nobody can do that by me. Right. So that was like the only thing like facebook ads, Google, everything. Like that was completely. I was like, I can hire other people that can do this, I don't need to go because like facebook ads with this portion, part of the business is a lot different than running facebook ads for ecommerce. It's much different. Right. And I was like, I'm not, I don't, I don't want to learn all this. So I'm like, you know, who's the best person running facebook ads with webinars? I'm going to go get that person. Right. So let's say if you don't tell me kind of the numbers here. So Empire builders, you've got seven different people. What's your payroll for those seven?

Speaker 3:     16:39       So what's my payroll? So I have like $20,000 a month forever. I'm like, for that it's not. I think people got. So I didn't pay that much for um, like in my ecommerce businesses, it's crazy how many more hands you kind of need on this and it's maybe because of the fact that I don't want to be doing a lot of the work, right? I want to just be focusing on those core things. But yeah, it's roughly 20,000, $20,000 in Va's, you know, people that run traffic. So what's the gross revenue of empire builder then empire builders, what is it doing? Probably doing between 30 and 40 a month. Okay. So about almost half of that is going towards towards building that and I think towards us building the audience and I think that's the part that people have realized. Empire builder is, is primarily your digital space.

Speaker 3:     17:38       You still have your econ business running on the side, the differences, obviously your margins are greater on the digital side than it is on the physical. Absolutely. And I'm not one of those people, like some people like cover up the fact that oh he's selling a digital product and you know, but like that's the thing. Like I always tell my, you know, my students and stuff like, no this is another leg of my business, like this is another business for me, right. My business here is to help you. Right. And then I also have my ecommerce businesses as well, like I don't want people to get the wrong message, but like I've been in the ecommerce space for nearly seven years now. That's how I found my success. Only the last six, seven months that I started even doing this empire builder thing. And some people I know in this space, they get kind of offended. Well, oh, he only wants to sell his courses or something like that. No, that's 100 percent. Not The keys. I'm monetizing a skill that I have that changed my life. So, you know, it's, you know, some people feel offended by it, but I'm always honest with my audience about it.

Speaker 2:     18:35       You never have to apologize for me on that one. That's it. I love it. So I want to talk to. So let's talk more on this. So as far as empire builder right now, one of the main things you're doing is a Webinar, correct? It's a, it's a, uh, it's a webinar. Yes. Okay. So it's ECOMMERCE, empire Is that blend? Yes. Okay. So a ecommerce empire, It sends them to a Webinar squeezepage I love when things I was looking at obviously the registration, but big old plus get my free $3,500 per week sales funnel just for showing up. I love the idea as far as the showing up piece. How are you tracking that? I'm so, are you giving it to everybody or you only really just given that to those people show up? So it's, it's actually, honestly, it's sent to everybody.

Speaker 2:     19:20       Um, as a followup sequence. But again, I think that's fantastic because I know if it must be right, if you don't know, I, I, again, I think that's important because a lot of people and I figured that's what you were doing. A lot of people like, well, I'm only going to give it to these people who show up and it's, I have. I think there's a scarcity mindset that comes into that where I can only give away my secret stuff to certain people. I am such a huge believer in abundance that just, it as soon as the person gets something, there's this law of reciprocity that just kicks in. They're going to go, oh, I didn't show up, but I still got it. I feel like I owe him something and they started. They just feel more connected to you and obviously I've seen it in, in what you're doing on youtube and how your audience is growing and everything.

Speaker 2:     20:01       But again, super cool. As far as that, I wanted to talk to you about your actual, um, on your actual page as far as where they buy. If you don't mind, I'm totally impressed by it. There's, there's a couple I'm forward slash go. Okay. Okay. That's the one on the inside. Okay. Okay. So, uh, I've had to get it super cool. One of the things I love is you're phenomenal guarantee. If you implement what I show you a shout out to a sheet for that one act bar. Again, I even see act bars award there in the back for you. That's pretty cool. But my financial guarantee, if you implement what I show you and you don't see a positive Roi within 30 days, not only will I give you a complete refund, I'll give you $100 for wasting your time. Explain to people how that. The

Speaker 3:     20:48       thing is, it's one of those things where people, and I didn't realize this until I was in this space, is you have to kind of like ease people's minds, right? Because they're already going into a situation like it's an unknown situation, right? Joining, joining my program, he's like, it's an unknown, right? It's the fear of the unknown. So I want people to have the opportunity if they, if this doesn't work for them, if they don't like it, right, then they have that opportunity to back out. Right? But they look, the thing is with an, a lot of you know, you guys, it's like you just have to do it though. Like there's homework assignments in there, like if you show me you did this, I will personally look at what you did. I will personally take my time out, try and help you out. And if, if you, you know, if you choose, okay, you know what, this isn't for me, then I don't mind giving you a refund and I'll give you 100 bucks.

Speaker 3:     21:32       Like, no, it's no sweat off my back. But I want people to understand like a lot of, a lot of people they join courses but they won't do like the actual work that's required. Like the thing about my courses, it's my only one. There'll be my only one. I'm constantly updating it and, and, and, and whatnot. But I can give you everything, everything you need, but you have to be the one that goes and clicks the button. It's like I can't hold your hand and push the buttons for you. Like you have to be the one that goes out there. And once this, like I always stress this to people like to get to a high six and seven figure business. Like you have to want this beyond like anything else. And maybe that's just me because I've been in this space for now. That's the reality.

Speaker 3:     22:17       And I failed so many times and literally the only the past five years have I been extremely profitable, my ecommerce businesses and I tell people, I'm like, you are going to hit, you're going to hit roadblocks. There's going to be times where you're like, oh, I want to quit, I want to quit. But that's kind of where like that empire builder, you know, family kind of comes in now. It's like if you feel like crap like Sundays, that's okay. Come into the group, say what's wrong and we're here to lift you back up because there is no easy. I promise you guys, please do not. There is no easy. There is no get rich quick schemes and nothing. Okay? It's every, anything you do in life, anything. You have to give it like a hundred percent, 100, 10 percent to actually make it work for you. I love it.

Speaker 3:     22:57       So how often they've had have you actually had to pay out that hundred bucks? I think we did it like five times, but it was people that just want to come in and, you know, I don't want to say, but the, like the, I get people that have access to everything. I don't really drip feed anything. Um, but I, there's people they'll come in and just like steal my stuff and just. And I hate that. That's one of the reasons I don't like it, but like the space, like there's no way to like lock it down, but you know, I, I can't, you know, I, I believe in like reciprocity or whatever. I can't think of the word, but like you know, a Karma, right? I believe in Karma. So you know, it is what it is. I'm a huge believer that you can lock it down a couple different ways, but I still believe in giving it all away.

Speaker 3:     23:39       We do the same thing. I love those. I was going through it on that same page that, you know, a lot of times people just put their order form up and it just stops the order form. Everything you have below the order form I think is so killer, a just massive testimonials. What's it like to work with three different testimonials? How do I know funnels will work for you? And it literally goes through if people forget how important the copy is on. I mean, it's one thing to get a person to, to click to say, yeah, I want to buy it. It's a totally different thing to make sure they actually fill everything out and actually buy the bias. I mean, cart abandonment, especially for a guy like you has been an econ cart. Abandonment is obviously one of the biggest struggles most people face.

Speaker 3:     24:19       So I want to kind of talk to you about some of your cart abandonment or stick strategies that you got on this page for this one. Um, so I had to. I had somebody set this up for me, Dave. So 100 percent. Um, I do have, if you opted in on that Webinar, there is a term, I mean I think we have probably 25, 30 different emails set up on the automations tab within, within click funnels where if they saw the page or assault if they attended the Webinar or if they missed the Webinar, sorry if the, if they attended the Webinar, but ms dot the offer. And then also if they purchased, we have different sequences for each of those. Um, plus we also have an automation tab under the, that specific order page on the automation tab. More sequences in there. One thing I think a lot of people don't know that you can do this in clickfunnels.

Speaker 3:     25:12       I don't know why. Like you can send emails like based on certain people did or didn't buy from you. I truly don't think a lot of people know that tad and set it up, hey, if they didn't buy this hotel and I'm gonna, give away another one. Right? Guys, if they don't join your continuity program and your ecommerce business, you should have like some email sequences on that page and say, Hey, well here, how about we throw in this extra, you know, fishing lure, right, and you to join our program and send them back to a specific order page. Right. A lot of people, they don't buy from the first time. They will not buy from you from the first time. So take take as much like know to all the research that you have available for you. Like take them. Like if you, if you can email them, email them, right?

Speaker 3:     25:55       If you'd adult span, but you should be emailing them all, you know, at least for the next three days after they saw, you know, first came in contact with you. Oh, I totally agree. Again, I love some of the that I'm going through it here. I love what you've done primarily because so often people will do just one thing or I'll put a video testimonial or I'll put some copy there or I'll put some written testimonials. You literally throw everything in. So you've got the video testimonials. You've got sales copy and then after the sales copy you've got actual testimonials. So again, the great part is you've got as you're going through it, two or three different buttons to actually as far as a call to action to have go order it again. But the cool thing is you also then have more student success stories at the bottom where it's, it's actual testimonials you've either received as a facebook message. You received them as a, as

Speaker 2:     26:43       a text. I'm looking at some these other ones here and a,

Speaker 3:     26:46       I just screenshot it all day long, you know, just like every time I see my screen out, throw it in there, throw it in there.

Speaker 2:     26:52       Yeah. And then you end up with your 30 day money back guarantee and then frequently asked questions. So again, you take a look at your, at your page here and it's, it's as long as a typical sales copy vsl would be at, it's just on the order form. And I think most people miss out on.

Speaker 3:     27:09       That's the thing, it's like use like a lot of um, people that will do webinars to just order page, like a very simple order page and that work they used to honestly do it that way, but then I was like, you know, why not just throw a bunch of testimonials and you're like, it can't hurt. And it did help. It helped tremendously. Like people want to see other people making money. I'm using this and I mean if the a two comma club awards aren't enough that you guys already shown because I already. That's Kinda like what I share is like the click funnel strategies that I use then I don't know. I don't know what else. Could not convince them money.

Speaker 2:     27:41       I love it. I also liked the fact that you've got basically the single pay six figure funnels for one pay and then you also have six figure funnels for, for paid the radio button defaults to the sixth period for the one pay. How many people, what have you noticed as far as how many people take the four papers? The one thing,

Speaker 3:     27:57       um, I would say it's like 50 slash 50, but I want to actually want to comment on that and I don't know if you guys see this too Dave, the people that have gone on the payment plan or like not like if they're not like a serious about it or they're just like, oh there's dipping their toe in and totally. But like I can tell you that people like, like my personal mentoring students, my mentees, like they invest a lot more money to work with me everyday. We boxers but like they are the ones I know I can serve them at the highest because you know I'm working with and they invested on, they know like hey, I just invested online like I need to make this work for myself, you know? And it's those people that I think actually see results and I've taken payment plans for things I've done in my life too. I'm not telling people don't look, don't go into debt to buy anything. But that's just an observation that I've made.

Speaker 2:     28:51       Oh No, it's very valid opposite. We actually got, I was kind of curious because we got rid of our payment plans because of that one thing where I literally all we wanted, we're on our webinars. We just want people who are serious now obviously do we miss out on some? Yes, but for us it's. I've learned, Gosh, only for too many years of experience on this thing and that is those who pay play and if they don't pay, they don't play. They just. It's the craziest thing. If you think you're going to go on a payment plan and you're going to test it, you know what? I would much rather have a person have pain and you know, grant Cardone is the funniest guy in the world when it comes to data. He's like, if your credit card's already maxed out, who cares? Go get another credit card.

Speaker 2:     29:31       You're already in debt. Just his mentality of sales, but I think there's some truth to if the only way you're going to get out is you've got to make an investment and if you're not willing to make that investment, and I. it's hard for some. I know even some of the people who are selling, they feel like, well, I need to give them an easy out. And I'm like, I don't know if I agree with that. I think at times, given people an easy out gives them an excuse to quit and most of them do. I'd rather have a person who's totally serious. He was gone all in on this thing. I actually had this conversation with my wife, uh, because I've got my son Chandler is 22 years old, recently married, got married in January, and then unbeknownst to me, signed up for our two Comma Club coaching program, funnel hacking live paint 1800 bucks a month.

Speaker 2:     30:15       And my wife's like, Dave, you've got to tell him to stop that. I'm like, Sweetie, I'm not going to tell him to stop. I said, I don't want them to do it just because he feels like he's obligated because of my position with click funnels, but I want him to feel pain. I want him to struggle every single month, uh, to try to figure this thing out. Because without putting forth that pain, it's just, it's not without pain. People don't move and there has to be. And it's honestly like the amazing how like different. Some people are like I've had like, like 18 year olds and like I didn't discover it in a marketing team until I was 18. That's when I was in college. Um,

Speaker 3:     30:51       I don't join. I'm going to put your 18. Like what? Like it's crazy how motivated like younger people are right now. A lot of people are like, they're so hungry for this to make it work. I'm so envious of them. I'm like, oh my God, eight years old man. Like I remember when I was 18, I'd, I don't think I would ever personally, um, if I could turn back time, I would tell myself, you know, cut the learning curve. A lot of people they riff. They are so like stubborn I guess. And I was 200 percent. I was to go get like whoever, whoever you, whoever has what you want, right? Whoever it is. Like if you're trying to lose weight or start a business, whatever you're trying to go find somebody that you relate to and pay them for an hour of their time, sort of getting closer to that person. Right? It's, I'm telling you like, why waste five years of your life if you could just talk to this person for a few hours every single month where they cut that learning curve for you. Right. And I wish, honestly, I wish I could tell myself I wish I could tell myself that like 10 years ago, I invested in a mentor sooner. Right? Learn what you want it.

Speaker 2:     31:53       Totally agree. It's funny. I, I've been trying to get in shape my entire life and I, I dabbled again, I'm totally to the type of person you were talking about, right? Dabble with it for two or three weeks I stopped and, and so funnel hacking live was literally six months away and Russell and I, they're talking about is that, you know, I'm going to get. I'm gonna get a trainer and Russel, I work out occasionally and so we thought, all right, we're, we're actually gonna do this. We're going to go all in and, and the trainer was like, well, you know, it's x amount of dollars per month, and I'm like, no, no, no, I'm going six months into this thing. I want to pay you all up front. And so, you know, kind of at 5,000, $6,000, check whatever it is. And I'm like, I need to know I've had the pain. I don't want to have an excuse. I don't want a way out. I want to know. And then I'm getting up at 4:30 in the morning to be there at 5:00, which I hate, but I've never been so consistent in my life. Been I'm three weeks

Speaker 3:     32:40       into this, three days in a row. Should I be doing more? Yes. But at the same time it's a huge win for me and against. Because I went through the pain of cutting a big check and it's a way to take accountability. It is, totally is. Totally is. Well Peter, I could talk to you all day long. I love what you're doing. You're absolutely crushing it. I love how you're publishing like crazy right now. And you realize that's your, that's your zone of genius. So congratulations on all your success. Yeah. Thank you so much for having me on here. Honestly. Um, it's crazy. It's surreal that I'm not even on this, on the podcast where it's amazing. So thank you so much for having me. My pleasure. Any last words for our audience or I'm sure they're gonna wanna know. How do they get ahold of you for.

Speaker 3:     33:15       So tell me how they get a hold yet. Any last word you want to give him, your ecommerce empire or Peter Peru Dot Com. It will lead you to the same place. But one parting word got parting words, right? Is like, just be patient. Just be patient with this stuff. Don't think that anything is overnight. Like I'm telling you, I've. My success story is 10 years long, 10 years a sane person would have quit by now like 100 percent. But I can tell you one thing is, and I think about this often, I'm like, where would I be if I quit? Like, and I'm so happy I don't have that regret. Like 100 percent guy, like, I'm so happy I don't have that regret. Congratulations again, Peter. Always a pleasure. I can't wait to see you again real soon bud. Yeah, thanks man.

Speaker 4:     33:57       Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over 650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people at the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as the people you like me to interview. More than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you, so again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Sep 17, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Noah Lenz:

Noah Lenz is the youngest guest on Funnel Hacker Radio at 12 years old. He joins Dave to discuss building funnels and his future plans of starting his own marketing agency. Building funnels for over a year, Noah started by creating political and marketing websites as learning tools. He is the owner of and does contract work building funnels for entrepreneurs.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Noah’s experience marketing for websites. (3:30)
  • Building funnels to sell your websites. (6:40)
  • Tips for creating a marketing agency. (12:30)

Quotable Moments:

"I should use a funnel to sell all these political websites!"

"It was the worst experience ever trying to build a complete funnel in wordpress."

"I started studying all these legendary marketers and that’s how I got indoctrinated into this."

Other Tidbits:

Noah discusses his journey from creating websites for political campaigns to building funnels for companies. Working with Maddox Publishing, Noah shares his current and upcoming projects and his plans of starting his own marketing agency.



Speaker 1:     00:00       Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody welcome back.

Speaker 2:     00:18       You guys are honestly, I am so excited to have this podcast has been a fun one, but looking forward to all day long. So let me just introduce you to real quick to the one and only know a lens. No welcome.

Speaker 3:     00:33       Thanks for having me on. I'm so excited for this.

Speaker 2:     00:37       So for those of you guys, you might not know Noah. Noah is by far the youngest person I've ever had on funnel hacker radio and I think he's probably one of the youngest attendees at funnel hacking live. He's actually crushing it right now. He's building funnels for Matt and Caleb Maddix and I just am so excited just to keep on saying, well gosh, I just can't do it. I'm like, okay, well I want to bring someone on who's been doing it for about a year, just over a year now, and it has all the excuses in the world, why you can't do it, and yet he's crushing it. So no, welcome to the show.

Speaker 3:     01:11       Thanks for having me on Dave.

Speaker 2:     01:13       So if you guys aren't able to see it because we're doing this via video on zoom, but. So Noah's sitting here and he basically got his, his white Ipod earbuds in under armour shirt on, crushing it. Uh, and I thought, you know what? This will be a ton of fun. So Noah, I tell people, how in the heck did you get started? First of all, how old are you?

Speaker 3:     01:33       I'm 12 years old. Twelve years old. Some ups. Go ahead, sorry, go ahead. Because Caleb Maddix, who taught me about video, about how everybody's needed to read dotcom secrets, and I like to put what I learned into action. So this was the one I was about 10 years old, maybe it was 11, I'm not sure. There was about a year and a half, maybe two years ago almost. Um, so I watched the video and then I go and he had his affiliate link obviously and whatnot, and I go and I go to the website and figuring it all out and my dad's like, oh yeah, I actually took a while ago, I just never read it. I'm like, oh my God. He's like, sure. So I read it and like,

Speaker 2:     02:21       oh my gosh, you can do a one click up sell you my gosh

Speaker 3:     02:33       photo website funnel. And I thought it was gonna be my million dollar idea, what the club was or whatever, but I was still in school and I was kind of busy and it's just about getting done with fifth grade. And so I'm like, okay, I'm going to put this on side for a little bit here. And then I'm freelance websites just on the side. I did a couple for some political campaigns and my dad's like, oh, maybe you should do more of these political campaign websites. So how should I advertise to cold call? Should I, you know, maybe.

Speaker 2:     03:16       So you're 10 years old and you're creating political websites

Speaker 3:     03:24       like on the side, like

Speaker 2:     03:27       get it. Take me back to your younger, younger self. And how in the world did you get involved in marketing and websites?

Speaker 3:     03:34       Um, so like when I sold my parents, I'm buying me a Mac computer, which funny enough is actually the computer I'm using right now, but I sold my computer because I haven't, like my dad gave me like Google sites and whatnot. Actually just found my first day. It was hilarious. Like I asked her, I said, do you want us to share your information anyways? So I started making these little websites like I never got into like video games or anything which is good. Um, but I like making these little websites and whatnot. And then one of my dad's friends was running for public office when I was like nine or 10. So I'm like. And he's like, Oh, here I'll pay you. It was like $200 bucks to build. Sure. What else do I have to do? So I make him the website, whatever. And like, okay, great. Here we go. And my dad's like, you did pretty good job with this one. And I made a few other websites for a couple hundred bucks each, but like, I'm like, oh wait, I could, you know, like I was saying before, scale political clients and then I realized I could sell websites for phones. So that's kind of where we were.

Speaker 2:     05:04       So what were you, were you making these on wordpress? What type of, what were you making the websites on?

Speaker 3:     05:11       Okay. So originally when I was like six and like just getting into it, I was making online google sites, which is like the worst thing ever. Um, but eventually I started making a lot of licks and I realized that was horrible. And, but eventually I just started using wordpress to open source one and that's what I use to make these websites. I remember my dad or my mom, they were at some sort of like, one of them's like musical survivor and I was at my dad's office and I'm like, no sorry, I'm working. And eventually, so it started to move and learn how to make all these wordpress websites. So last one, I first got started with this and again, like when I actually first got started with wordpress, probably like eight when I bought my first actual domain name that like whatever google or whatever.

Speaker 2:     06:17       So tell me how you've gone from creating websites for political people to actually building funnels. So how did you get, how'd you get connected? I mean obviously you heard about dotcom secrets sued Maddix Caleb and his book. What made, what was the next connection?

Speaker 3:     06:34       Um, so I read, I read Dotcom secrets and then I got school on June first I believe. And I'm like, okay, I should actually use a political websites. And I tried, this was the biggest mistake I ever made in anybody who's listening to this and you're on the edge about clickfunnels. Clickfunnels is too expensive. 90 seven bucks a month, two months too much for me. So I went and said, here we go, like my dad paid it with his credit card, but I paid him back, whatever. And then I said, let's try this out. And I have some theories about Samcart, like your guys' partnership, but that's just for a number of days. Come on now. Order forms are good that he can't do do. So I'm like, come on now. No, not Sam Cart, not on lead pages, let's just do it all in wordpress.

Speaker 3:     07:46       And I like, it was the worst experience ever. Try and do a complete form on word press. I'm like okay, maybe Russell Brunson Guide knows what he's talking about. Maybe I should just use clickfunnels. So I hop on over over here to click funnels. I get my free 14 day trial and meanwhile I'm like, so I'm looking over it with my dad and I'm like that's true. Ninety $7 a month plan. Like so that Bourbon is $97 a month plan. So I get signed up for Edison and like lead pages and all that. So again, my first funnel and it took me like 30 weeks because I thought I knew what I was doing and I didn't want any of these tutorials, any template. Probably the first template that time like Berlin bear or whatever. But I opened up the template and I start typing in my stuff and I know how to do everything.

Speaker 3:     08:48       My Dad comes over, I'm asking him for feedback because he's been an entrepreneur for a while, like coffee or whatever like that. I like a couple months later I got into actual marketing because the coffee kind of sucked and whatnot and I realized it went beyond just the design and how'd you get into the actual marketing piece? The actual marketing piece that I. I realized like I was looking over the funnels and I'm working, I'm a few months after I got started with it and I'm like, oh sure to design can be cool and a long and whatnot. But like you actually got to have marketing skills. Something like I came from a world of wordpress and onto websites I was making like just make it look pretty and you'll be awesome. You'll be good to get go. I'm like, well, you gotta actually have coffee and stuff that sells.

Speaker 3:     09:50       So it was doing a bit of research. I think I was looking at it. This was a time where I really started getting indoctrinated to your guys' culture. I found your podcast. They found Russell Brunson's podcast podcast. I found all you guys' podcasts. I read like all the little small boats. I got my formal university subscription. I got all this. I'm like, oh, it goes beyond the webpages. And then eventually, like of course like this is probably not normal for a 12 year old idle. But I started, started studying like Dan Kennedy and Frank Kern and all these legendary marketers and I'm like, and yeah, I just got. I started getting inducted into it, you know, sales copy, this and that, and tell people what are you doing right now as how involved are you in actually building the funnels, the copy, all that kind of stuff. So right now to one of the main things I've been doing is working.

Speaker 3:     10:51       Most Caleb and mathematics are on the team to build all of our funnels and whatnot. Um, we've had a program called the success that we've had a switch in and shut it down a couple of times and whatnot, just because of how busy we are and wanting to focus on maddix publishing and whatnot, but I've Kinda came in on the side and I'm kind of taking over almost basically taking it on as my own project, recreating the funnel, recreating this and whatnot. And we actually have codenamed it project passive income. That's what caleb named it, passive income for him. I do the work and we slid it. Um, but that's, that's kind of what I've been working on in terms of side on my auto fill out an application funnel for them awhile ago, which has been absolutely awesome. We just did a Webinar are we just did a couple of live webinars which are now getting automation, which is actually just push it over to the application, some of which has been doing in my free time.

Speaker 3:     11:56       I've been kind of a marketing agency that kind of helps people with their phones and their marketing and whatnot in there for like six months or eight months. Like after I realized political funnels or call, what should I do? So to try and drop shipping in affiliate marketing and whatnot. And I realized that like I wasn't really passionate about all of this, what I was actually passionate about, what the actual marketing, not necessarily my own course more so an agency, the agency. Then basically what it is is basically a client will come in and we're going to have. So there's going to be video testimonials for them, et Cetera, which is basically going to. The salesperson will get on the phone, close on whatever. Um, there will be a step by step process. So I've found we're finding copywriters and all that so we can scale it up.

Speaker 3:     13:03       So then somebody will comment over here and you know, they'll figure it out. These marketing pieces, hey guys, go get dotcom secrets, go read pages one through eight and submit what you found on that page will actually use that to go out and build kind of a traditional marketing agency. But instead it's like wrapped into idea of like step by step process like hand by hand so that they can actually get as possible. So it's more of a high ticket application program. They get to funnels built out, they vacate often cited to get the funnel done. Um, but the base package, and I'm still figuring out some packages, still just an idea in my head supplementing overstuff on. But basically the idea is look at a couple of funnels built out, we'll make an irresistible offer and basically for the price of one person they charge for everything done and yeah, they just get a couple awesome funnel still out and you know, maybe a little bit of marketing guidance along the way.

Speaker 3:     14:14       I'm still trying to figure it out. What I'm thinking is, you know, possibly four thousand five thousand dollars for tuition and then in probably different packages for different kinds of offers. But we're just trying to make something that, you know, maybe even like into like the whole Click start coaching type thing. Um, which is basically like they teach you how to do it, you guys do, which is awesome. But some people just want it done for so like, you know, we just get everything we need from them and then we teach, we don't teach them. We actually do amazing converting from a copywriting standpoint.

Speaker 2:     14:58       Alright. So a couple of questions here. I'm sure people knew. What the heck is this 12 year old dealing with all this money,

Speaker 3:     15:08       most of it my business to reinvest into other things like ads, etc. Etc.

Speaker 2:     15:21       Thing is, I am surE. I mean it's two different questions where people, one is going to be how in the world where I get ahold of noah to help them build out my funnel. So how do they reach out to you?

Speaker 3:     15:31       Um, we actually sent a really special link for you guys on a different special offer for you guys. You just fill out a form and somebody on my team will actually give you a call and we can discuss different options for actually building out your funnels for you. InvesT no backslash fade and we'd me or somebody on my team will hop on the phone with you and we can discuss what would be best for you.

Speaker 2:     15:58       I love it. So no, so it's a h, l e n

Speaker 3:     16:04       Yeah.

Speaker 2:     16:08       And so I can tell you right now, one of the main things people are going to be wanting to know is how in the world does a 12 year old had a team

Speaker 3:     16:20       contractors and whatnot. Um, but you know, exact numbers. But I started on my own and then I got on. But like I realized that like, so like, like um, it's just not scalable to school starting tomorrow. It's like literally like 40 hours a week in and of itself. So lIke I can't sit here and so a lot of it's like I will instagram actually I had a big instagram following and I said, hey guys, your funnel builders, I, maybe we can cover on a couple of people here. Let's do this, let's do this. Um, but my dad also researching me a few people that he's worked with in the past, but I can actually go in and train to do different things and that's one thing like a lot of people say like surplus some train which makes sense to a degree like the facebook ads person.

Speaker 3:     17:31       I'm not going to train them because I have no idea how to do that, but like the person, like I almost had like this false belief that like, oh well, you know, here's the problem, they might not do it my way and they might do it their way and then that's problem. So I kind to have been training that basically somebody my dad's work flows basically looking for some work and whatnot and in venice just more or less like they come in, you know, pay on her percentage or paying them hourly and then help me the agency.

Speaker 2:     18:11       I love it. So people can reach out to you obviously had a note [inaudible] dot com forward slash dave. And then, uh, as we kind of get close to wrapping things up here, any other words of advice to our listeners?

Speaker 3:     18:23       Um, no, um, I would just say keep following dave and everything he's doing on the podcast and I know guys I'm dropping in same things. They dropped some fridays, new funnel, they start the marketing secrets, black books, I grabbed all those so just keep up with everything, like it's insane. So like anytime that she would have us like biggest burst to get it, like keep up with the content so you can just keep growing.

Speaker 2:     18:56       Oh no, we love you bud. Thanks so much for being on the show. I look forward to seeing you soon and take care of it. And good luck in school.

Speaker 3:     19:04       Thanks so much. Text day.

Speaker 4:     19:06       Okay. Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others? Rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads. And see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people at the same time, if there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'm more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people would like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Sep 14, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Vin Clancy:

Vin Clancy is known for his cutting-edge growth hacks and funnel optimisations. His growth hacking book raised over $100,000 in pre-orders, which he supported a 100-date speaking tour in ten countries around the world. He has been featured in publications like Fortune, Buzzfeed, The Daily Telegraph, and many more.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Incorporating growth hacking into your business: (7:28)
  • Using your group to grow your list: (10:14)
  • Ace the game growth hacking guide: (13:05)
  • Content creation side of growth hacking: (18:25)

Quotable Moments:

"When your looking to grow your business, you are looking for a way to do it on a shoestring budget."

"There are two ways to grow business in this digital age, one is through content and the second is through paid ads."

"Ace the game is a collection of the best 35 growth hackers in the world right now."

Other Tidbits:

Vin teaches company founders, influencers, and marketing managers how to grow their companies through a combination of rapid social media growth, and guerrilla community management tactics, in his private coaching groups, and through consulting with Marketing executives.



Speaker 1:   00:00     Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome back to funnel hacker

Speaker 2:   00:18     radio. I'm your host, Dave Woodward. This is going to be a crazy, fun ride. A guy wanted to break out here. You will not believe this story. I first. I was like, you gotta be kidding me, but first of all, I want to welcome to the show Mr didn't clancy then. Welcome. Welcome. I'm glad to be here. I love clickfunnels, so everyday. I don't know vinny. He's a world famous growth hacker is literally had a world tour speaking and most importantly he's actually went basically in the UK where he was on welfare and ended up raising over half a million bucks. Is now coming over to the states. He's crushing it soon, I think. I actually, I think you're one of our two comma club. A winters are assumed close to be or something like that. Is that right? Seven figures, but yeah, we've used click funnels a lot.

Speaker 2:   01:09     We love it. Yeah. Well then I think the key to all this is there's a lot more to your story here. I want you to kind of fill in the gaps and we'll talk a lot about growth hacking here. Obviously it's a huge thing we spend a lot of time on, but I want you to kind of tell a little more about your story so people can connect with you on this. Sure. So five years ago I was on social welfare in the UK or living on a 71 in British pounds a week in a tiny apartment that had no. People in America say no AC, but in England it's basically saying that because he's in La and it's burning up, it's got to be 100 degrees out there or something right now. Yeah. So I decided, okay to start an online magazine. Never really had a job before.

Speaker 2:   01:54     I had no experience, had no right to do it, but decided to do anyway. Called up every university in the country, got them writing for me. Within six months we have 300,000 visitors a month. Within the year we had a million visitors a month and then I raised seed money and raised a quarter million dollars in the first round and went from being like $5,000 in debt to never being in my overdraft again, literally overnight when the money came in. So I built a team. We raised a second round, got into tech stars accelerator. Uh, I started public speaking one best speaker at South by Southwest v Two v, worked for the British royal family, did a world tour, released my first book on growth hacking $100,000 in pre orders. Um, I moved to United States on the extraordinary ability visa a, been a bit more quiet on the brand front this year because I've been building a company and it's difficult to do both.

Speaker 2:   02:49     But now I'm about to do a final speaking tour for my second growth hacking book the game. Uh, so I'm doing eight dates. Canada, North America, Europe, a it. So what the heck is growth hacking? Growth Hacking is getting a lot done with very little resources. Growth hacking came out of silicon valley when they couldn't afford to do traditional ad spend, they had to hack attention because we're all addicted to our screens. I, if we can get in front of people, you can do a lot with it. So growth hacks can be evergreen, like Uber's invite a friend to you get $20, they get $20 a grove. Facts can be a social media growth hacking, so following and liking people's posts on instagram. So they come back and look at your profile and then you begin a sales conversation that way. Um, so there's a lot in here to unpack.

Speaker 2:   03:39     Um, and a lot of it works well on top of a click funnel. Needless to say, I love it. Well, I want you to kind of talk a little bit about, you've done some pretty crazy growth hacks. Uh, and so if you don't mind, give some like dia as far as what are some of the crazy growth hacks that you've done to get the celebrity status that is now literally putting you in a situation to where a soon to basically walk off into the sunset and retire, enjoy the rest of your life. Okay. So firstly I was asked by a company to help them launch an APP at South by southwest and given zero money as many marketers. So I set about creating multiple twitter accounts, reaching out to everyone who was at south by southwest saying, Hey, sign up the guest list for this competition to win free beers or free food.

Speaker 2:   04:28     And then we hit all the influences on south by South West. Got retweeted by official south by southwest and hour before it launched we had like over 1500 people through the door. We're the busiest by southwest and that was the only promotion just through twitter. So without paying anything, I just had four interns replying to people because everyone was saying, okay. So I realized yeah, twitter was the place for south by southwest. So I did that a second one that's, um, less explosive, but like, uh, I went to a million as a retreat in Utah, Utah, you know, anyone, luckily the event had an APP. So this is a great hack. You're going to any event or conference that has an APP, Ukiah, your intern to message every single person attending going, hey, I looked at your profile. Everyone has a profile on the APP. I googled you and you look interesting.

Speaker 2:   05:21     I'd love you to meet at the conference. I'll be wearing this outfit. It is. And so that, this whole weekends where otherwise networking's awkward, you've got to speak to someone. They ended up being in finance and they're really boring. But this whole week people coming to me. Um, and uh, yeah, so that's another hack that I did. Um, what was your outfit? A multicolored coat. And I'll give one final hack and then I'll get into more usable hacks. Anyone can use it a little bit, but one final hack, my friend had a company where it's a baseball cap of a chalkboard. A how on it. Uh, and uh, we went to comic con and the idea was to get backstage and give them to all the people who are about to go onstage, so game of thrones cast with them and stuff like that. But for some reason we were there 10 minutes for a launch, but they were somewhere else maybe in Conan's room or something. So we couldn't get the hats on. The people who were about to go on stage, it was filmed live like Conan O'brien show and it last minute I realized if we wrote team Coco on the hats and we went to the front rows and implied that we will, we've Conan's team and I could keep the rows are wearing these hats, the millions of impressions we got for free. The produce, the realize as they went live what we did. And he knew my friend. He was furious.

Speaker 2:   06:44     So yeah. So I think the part that we talked about funnel hacking all the time and it's been kind of the culture that we built out as far as funnel hackers and this whole idea of hacking things. And a lot of people think, oh gosh, it's kind of negative, but there's obviously a huge positive connotation to, especially from the growth hacking standpoint, when you're looking to grow your business and you're trying to find a way of, of really doing it on a shoestring budget, how do you actually go ahead and do this? And I know you've got this book coming out. It's built on click funnel saw east the Yup. So tell people, give people a little more ideas for us. What is this book about? And more importantly, they really, I'm sure my audience here is going to, what are some things I actually can do in my business to grow that?

Speaker 2:   07:32     Sure. So there's two ways really to grow a business in this digital age. One is through content, second is through paid ads. Some people would say affiliates fad. I found it to be very difficult. So the first is you build a community somewhere. I still think in the business niche, a facebook group as best I think next year or maybe more difficult, but for now it's still a very hot space. So everyday you put content in that group, you get people into that group, you invite them at your talks, you cold email, you send linkedin messages and your great content in that group every day, and then you don't put links to a blog, but you post into the facebook group. Then once every five or six weeks you do a launch to a click funnels page. And that's how I built my internet marketing business this past two years.

Speaker 2:   08:17     It has been the easiest six figure business. I have a belt. So that's the first way. The second way is facebook paid ads and you have your glorious leader, Dan Henry for any of your facebook ad stuff. You can walk you through that. But yeah, I've always gone about organic traffic, getting it for free. So through all those methods, building a facebook group of getting in front of people on twitter and instagram through cold email, through linkedin connections and messages and through public speaking, there's so much you can do. So are you taking your, uh, when you're on like public speaking or other places, are you driving them to your facebook group or what's your call to action? Typically. So while I was doing 100 date world tour, like the community, I was saying I wanted to go to west traffic and copy my facebook group and that's that, that's still is my main community that are post into pretty much every day because it's a bit different when there's a community rather than you just posting on a profile because you're just one voice versus many other people.

Speaker 2:   09:23     But once you have a community that's known for something, people go to it when they're looking for motivation or actionable stuff. So I still don't think there's a better place. Some people are arguing linkedin is getting good for business and it is. I just think firstly linkedin has an image problem or it's just not cool and you'd really have to have very little going on in your life to browse the linkedin feed. You know, basically all sorts of control, mercy and the business stuff all mixed together. You know, like I knew my audience was on facebook or days that, that was the obvious choice for me. I love it. So like on your traffic trafficking and copy group have got 11,000, 12,000 members or whatever. And as you try to go in there, you've a very first thing you're asking for three different, uh, contact thesis. So tell people kind of how you're using your group to grow your list.

Speaker 2:   10:18     So, um, so yeah, we start by doing lead magnets. So we do the Jeff Jeff Walker formula number one, we're thinking of doing this lead magnet. Should we do it? Second one is, okay, great. So here's why we're launching this third message the next day after is, is what it is. Fourth is, here's how you can get it in the fifties. Okay, it's live now on this link. And then the hype from that causes enough people to like and comment on it to drive a lot of traffic. One we did a couple of times was um, share this, if I'm sharing this and we'll send it to you. And now they got 100 shares, which is very, very powerful in the business to business space because what's great about being in the business, the business space is only a few people can mean a lot of money, millions of followers.

Speaker 2:   11:09     So yeah, we have $11,000 per bear in mind. We've deleted about 35,000 people over the course of the group. If they're not active, we, we killed them off. Um, because they drag your page rank down if you have a lot of, there's a lot of marketing groups with 50,000 people and everything gets zero, zero, zero. One comment, because they haven't deleted it, inactive people, they let anyone in. It's not good community management. It's like I've been the experts in the space also save your email list. You should delete inactive people that never going to buy from you anyway. Yeah, we've looked at that from an email deliverability in actionetics. One of the things we've put in there is not sending people who haven't responded or engaged with you in the last 30 days just to increase as deliverability, it engagement, all that kind of stuff.

Speaker 2:   11:55     So as far as group management, uh, what are some of the things you're doing to manage that as far as identifying who's active and who's not, as you'd mentioned, you deleted 35,000 people, how do you manage that? We had first mover advantage and uh, I actually calms how if it's still working, but there's a software called great sex and that shows you the most active members in the group. I'm just not sure if it's still working since that algorithm change. But, um, we did that and then we deleted about four months ago. We delete 10,000 in one go and we are not going to let it sit. Um, but, uh, yeah, so that's simple and you can tell people, please leave this group if you're not x and you'll get a few people to leave, but I'm going to be showing up every day and your post generally have to be getting engagement.

Speaker 2:   12:46     If you get that part right, you can actually get all the other little hack, um, like people look for the magic bullet, but a lot that phrase, when you hear hooves outside, expect horses. Not Unicorns is normally the right one. Alright, so tell. So what exactly is ace ace the game. The game is a collection of the hundred best growth hacks in the world. If you're looking to grow your business, if you need more clients, if you want to blow up on social media, this is the best guide ever made for that. Now most books are normally, hey, here's some anecdotes about my life. Here's something that worked five years ago, and then I'm going to tell it in a story which goes out over 40 pages for some reason. I like most books are just like, here's my way it works for me. Maybe it will work for you and it won't work for them.

Speaker 2:   13:40     My own hacks in this book, it's a collection of the best 35 growth hackers in the world right now. People who have spent $60, million dollars in ads, people who have raised $50,000,000 on a token sale, ICO, people who have built massive communities, people who do marketing for the biggest brands in the world. So I've collected all these growth hacks from them so that there's just no way that anyone buying this book and course isn't going to get a ton of value out of it because there's so many different growth hacks and people have already started to book new clients and do a lot with it and it's been amazing. So what are some of a me, a couple that I want you to basically to whet the appetite of our app or our listeners here. So they're going to go to ace the and buy the book.

Speaker 2:   14:25     So what are some of the, what are some of the best ones in there, but as one which connects free pieces of software. Uh, and what it does is every visitor who lands on the website, it finds out who they are, email address, finds their company, and then puts them in an email drip sequence every single visitor on your website that, that's an incredible sequence. If you imagine all the people you lose who your website and then never come back. So that's a hack I really liked. Um, so where do they get that software? Lead feeder is the top one that will find all your business. Uh, I forget the name of the second and third one, not many people use, but he's one of the biggest indie game is using a software called linked helper. So linked helper you put in your search. So I want to meet programmers in Chicago if that's who you're targeting.

Speaker 2:   15:20     And then it will automatically connect with all of those people. If they accept that connection request, it automatically sends them the first message to begin a conversation. And you can do this at scale, like a tendency to connect with 100, 200, 250 people a day. So you're going to get connections back and you're going to have conversations happening completely on auto pilot and you just pop in every day and reply to the people who have got back to you. So that's a major one. A lot of people still aren't doing cold email, which is a huge opportunity area. There's software, um, we talk about in the guide, like I find that lead which will basically find anyone's email address in the world. And then there's various in the game for how to smoothly put them in their transition, put them in a drip sequence based on we make all of this a formula rather than something random and cold email as it scales really well.

Speaker 2:   16:15     But once you get it right, it's easy to scale up. I love it. So when you take a look at ace, the, the free plus shipping offer is. I'm taking a look at it right now. Um, so you go in two step order form, what? Where's it gonna take them to next. I'm giving the secret sauce away for the people who were going to buy it. It's meant to be a surprise, right. You know what I'm real good about transparency and my listeners are totally take the transcript. I'm actually going in and right now to buy it myself. So, uh, yeah. So you buy it for $97. There was a order bump for five weeks. Group coaching. We took that off last week because I'm retiring, but that did really well. So, um, then there is a never say die. That's a continuity membership club face the game is all the best growth hacks in the world right now, but going forward they're going to be new ones and they're updated in our private membership club face $7 per month, then you have all of my courses.

Speaker 2:   17:17     So, uh, I've been doing this for about two years. There's over $6,000 worth of courses and Ebooks I've put out so you can get all of those in one package for $300. Uh, and then, uh, the next product in it is the sma, the social media automation course for $97. And then there's the thank you page. Um, I, I don't think people should send them a thank you page. I think it's a bit excessive, um, and it takes away the magic of the one click upsells. So then we take them to join our, the updates and the private community so you can connect to other growth factors. I love it. That's fantastic. So as you're taking a look, um, um, so some of the things as you're taking a look at what I'm does, the other hacks and things that, uh, what would, if a person is a lot of your stuff that you were talking about, it's kind of business to business, but person's kind of getting started and they're trying to get their own business up and running from, whether it's social media.

Speaker 2:   18:19     You mentioned you, it's content and paid ads, so either either have money, you're spending money or else you're creating content. So what are some growth hacks on the content creation side that you've used? So, on the content creation side, I'm like, one thing I do, the main problem is I don't know what to write about. I can't keep consistent content. And if you might talk about it, it's, it's, it's know, it's an obvious hack, but it's just evergreen always worked. You guys read it, you type in your niche in the top right in the search bar. So whether it's programming or knitting or electronic music, there is a subreddit for everything on earth, good and evil on reddit. And then you're going to find ideas, update every single day that you can get inspiration from or make talking points. I just saw this on reddit. What does, everyone was staying committed. It's a controversial post, but you will never run out of content if you go to read it everyday, defined it.

Speaker 2:   19:19     Do you know what I mean? It's strange that there's no money for journalists, but we're at a time of more press than for online. It's because all journalists that on reddit all day and find stories. That's kind of how we used to do at Planet Ivy when we're getting 2 million visitors a month. Um, but yeah, that's, that's how, that's how the biggest, when you say all, but I should come up with original ideas should you. The rest of the world. It's The Washington Post. Everyone sits on reddit. I love it. Well, I again, then I totally appreciate your time. My audience always loves her growth hacks, things they can do to improve things in especially growing your audience, growing their business. In the last minute remarks before I let you go. Um, yeah. Uh, yeah, I, I do believe in the power of growth hacking. It changed my life. It changed the game. Everyone will find facts. They can use it. All right, but thanks so much Ben. I appreciate it. We'll talk soon. Thank you. Bye.

Speaker 3:   20:16     Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few hundred thousand so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and, and get this out to more people. At the same time, if there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, why only just reach out to me on you can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people you'd like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Sep 13, 2018

Dave Woodward discusses freelancer agencies and all the opportunities that exist out there for people to utilize. He talks about why so many freelancers struggle and gives great tips on how to generate leads, selling price points, and maximizing profits

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Freelancers: What works, what doesn’t? (2:46)
  • Joe’s Story: Using a membership site to sell his agency services. (5:24)
  • Rose’s Story: Building funnels for other business owners. (7:37)
  • Cynthia’s Story: Social Media Management (10:11)
  • Tammy’s Story: Sales funnels design, strategies and ads (12:29)
  • Cathy’s Story: Web design agency (14:56)

Quotable Moments:

"There are over 12 million freelancers who are out there and are fighting annually probably for about 3 million jobs."

"Right now, for a lot of freelancers, one of the things they struggle with is they just don't know how to generate enough leads; and these are people who have great skills, but they're spending all this time trying to generate leads and can't get enough leads to really pay for it."

Other Tidbits:

-Dave shares an audio strip from three different people who have used clickfunnels to generate and sell their service.

-What works and what doesn’t as a freelancer.

-Maximizing profits and lead generation.



Speaker 1:       00:00           Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome

Speaker 2:       00:18           back to funnel hacker radio. I've been really thinking a ton about some of the stuff we've been doing and I want to change things up just a little bit here for a couple of episodes, so what you're going to find today is a little bit different at obviously you guys, you guys been list for A. I've been doing a lot of podcast, interviewed others, and I've every once a while we'll kind of intersperse some of my own bots and things into it. Today though, what I want to do is I want to address a unique group of people, and this may apply to you, may not, but it's becoming a larger and larger segment of the audience and of the world that we're dealing with and so I thought it was important that people understood how, what the opportunities are there out there and how you actually can utilize.

Speaker 2:       01:00           Some of the tools and the resources available and then show you some of the success stories of what other people are doing for that. So with all that said, um, right now we're seeing a huge increase in freelancers and agencies and people who are are supplementing their income by doing other types of things. Because of this, we actually are going to be rolling out a brand new product which I'm so, so excited about it. It'll be called funnel Rolodex and there'll be hopefully launching here in October of 2018. And what it's gonna do is it's kind of like a fiverr or upwork for anything funnel related and. Well I'll talk more about that later, but I want to kind of just set the stage for that and what I dress kind of this whole idea as far as freelancers and agencies, what works, what doesn't, and how people can actually utilize some of the tools and resources that are out there.

Speaker 2:       01:53           It's really maximize their revenue potential to profits and everything like that. So right now you kind of take a look as far as you know, why is, why does so many freelancers struggles so much and they just end up fighting for the crumbs on sites like fiverr and upwork and others be in. One of the things I've run across is you can take a look at these sites. It's not uncommon worth over $12 million freelancers who are out there and the are fighting for annually probably about 3 million jobs. So as I was taking a look at this, we've created a inside of click funnels. There actually is a. When you go to, there's a survey and you can take and one of the very first things out there as far as niches and verticals that we serve is this whole freelance or agency community.

Speaker 2:       02:40           And as you go through the survey you'll find there's a whole bunch of case studies and things at the back. And I want to just kind of give you some ideas as far as how this is working. What's working. So what I found right now is for a lot of freelancers, one of the things they struggle with is they just don't know how to generate enough leads and these are people who have great skills, but they're spending all this time trying to generate leads and it can't get enough leads to really pay for it. So they find themselves going onto a fiverr or upwork. Uh, the other thing is when you're in that type of an environment, you're now competing for the crumbs that were left and it's all this whole idea as far as bottom, feeding up other words, you're competing to drive price to the bottom for a service that actually should be extremely valuable.

Speaker 2:       03:25           And I want to make sure people understand why this is. One of the things we really want to combat right now is helping people understand that you as a freelancer or as an agency, if you're running, that you actually need to be selling your services at a higher price point and providing the type of quality that allows people to go, you know what? I want to pay that kind of a russell. I were talking the other day, it's not uncommon where we'll pay $100 just for a headline. If it's the right headline, it's the right quality because that headline, that one little headline literally will change the entire. I mean, it's the hook. It can be a little, it can be what gets someone's attention. So realize that freelancers is our, our. They've always been a huge part of my business, I know of, of Russell's as well.

Speaker 2:       04:08           So what I want to kind of do is, is give you some ideas as far as what's out there. And um, what I'm gonna do is I'm actually gonna play an audio. It's actually, it's an audio stripped from some of the videos that we have on our site that talks about three different people and what they've done to actually how they've used click funnels to generate and actually build a funnel to sell their services, which is really the whole idea behind this. We have a lot of people who are spending all this money trying to create a website for, to sell their agency. It'll never ever worked that way. And you'll see a huge stuff coming out from me later this year on the whole idea as far as the death of the website, and I want to make sure that you understand that as websites are dying or in some industries they already are good for a lot of industries, you've got to find ways of actually building a funnel and how that funnel actually works.

Speaker 2:       04:57           So what I want to do is I'm going to have a jewelry story. Ian, who is one of those amazing women in the world. I love working with her. She actually has created what we refer to as a lot of our funnel stories and she's got three different stories. The first one here is a case study from Joe Burnich and Joe's enrolling clients consistently right now are paying them about 2000 or $3,000 a month and his is an Seo marketing agency. And I want to have her basically tell his story. So I'm gonna. Uh, the next thing you're going to hear basically as Julie telling Joe's story about exactly how that works.

Speaker 3:       05:29           Today, I want to bring you a funnel story about Joe. Now Joe is an Seo and marketing agency, business owner from Montana. Here he is with his family, and I wanted to tell you a story about how he's using a membership site to sell his agency services. Now, Joe tried to put funnels together for his agency in the past and I asked him about it and he said, you know, I just needed five pieces of software all the time and I would get paralyzed. It took too long. It costs too much money. Inevitably something wouldn't work, so every time he went to go build a sales funnel for his agency, he would stop because it was too difficult. Joe Discovered Click funnels one day from a marketer. His name is Brian Burt. Brian is a big fan and friend of Russell and he told Joe About Russell and then Joe went and bought Russell's 108 split test book and he was absolutely hooked.

Speaker 3:       06:20           He saw how easy it was to build funnels. It was an all in one solution and not only that, but split testing was super, super easy inside the editor. So here's Joe's funnel on step one. You can see he's giving away a free book is free book is for business owners who are in the service industry, so they put their information in. He, he gives them the book, the book is free. When they finished checking out, then it goes to a registration page. It says, hey, three secrets to get more high quality jobs in 2018, so they register for the Webinar and from there they go into the big West Academy. Now this is a membership site, so he sells a membership where he teaches business owners the basics of seo, google ranking, facebook ad domination, things like this. So his membership doesn't make a ton of money, but the.

Speaker 3:       07:08           The funny thing is that his membership actually teaches his customers about the things that is agency does. So he gets a little revenue, he gets the leads for free, but then what ends up happening is the customers realize just how much work it is and so they want someone to do it for them even though they understand it and they're learning. So we sells them on services that are two to three k a month. This is brilliant. He's making money getting as leads for free as well as closing his high ticket sales. Now Rose is another agency owner. She told me, she's like Julie Click funnels. It gave me my freedom. She worked as an oil and gas engineer for 14 years and then she started building funnels and she loved the technology. She saw how easy it was. Now she is the funnel nerd and she's making a proximately, 100,000 dollars a month in her agency and she is not us based.

Speaker 3:       08:01           So for her, this isn't near millionaire status and she is exclusively building funnels for other business owners. So I'm both. Joe and rose did not need to know code fancy design. They didn't have to hire their own tech team. And you know, what is so amazing about this is that as business agency owners, because they're selling agency services, um, digital marketing, Seo web, all that kind of stuff, they're able to use click funnels for sales funnels in their own business as well as building sales funnels for others. They're not only are they not wasting time, but they're making so much more money. In fact, uh, the funnels are generating leads, helping them close sales, and they're also starting to make affiliate revenue because when they set up their clients with click funnels, they're getting money from the clickfunnels affiliate program. In fact, you can make about 450, $6 per year per customer that you sell quick funnels.

Speaker 3:       09:01           So if you're a website designer, graphic designer, sales funnel designer, videographer, you can make a simple funnel where you send people into a low cost membership site where they start to learn about all the services that you offer it. And the funny thing is psychologically we expect that people won't hire us if we're an agency because we're giving away the content. But usually the opposite happens. They realize, oh my gosh, this person is actually, you know, really talented and this takes a lot of work and time, can you just do it for me? And so the education process in the membership not only provides joe with revenue, but also helps him close the sale. Now, if you're a full service digital marketing agency and maybe you don't want to do a membership, you don't have a product to sell, maybe you want to just start focusing on building more sales funnels for people you can be like rows and you can create the simple, get a quote funnels what I'm calling it, where she has a service page, a little, a little, um, survey element to ask what they're interested in and then it goes to a video sales letter and explainer video.

Speaker 3:       10:05           And then they hop on the phone with you. All right. What'd you think of the crazy? This next door I want to let you know is actually from synthy Marion. So Cynthia, Cynthia, a digital hold nine to five job and is, has really been able to replace her income and now has the income and the flexibility she needs to, to raise her kids and to be a stay home. Stay at home mom. And she's a social media manager. So Julie's not going to go ahead and tell you cynthia story here as well. Today I want to bring you a funnel story about Cynthia. Now, Cynthia, it's a social media manager as well as a single mom. Now she told us that she had to work full time and are nine to five like most of us and as a single mom, you're carrying the weight of kids and a job and all the other things without an extra parent to help, so as you can imagine, time was definitely a resource she was limited on.

Speaker 3:       10:57           Now one night she discovered click funnels on facebook. She'd heard about it from some friends. She wasn't really quite sure how click funnels or sales funnels would work for her, but then she started to do some research and what she found completely changed her life. There were lots of people working virtually in jobs like a social media copyrighting, facebook ads, virtual assisting. These were remote jobs where you could work from home, but do agency work done for you services for business owners, especially online business owners. So Cynthia decided to get into this world. She thought she would start with social media since she really loves social media and got a little bit of training on how to do facebook specifically. So here is her funnel, very, very simple. You can see on page one, it says social media marketing for local businesses, book your free facebook make over now.

Speaker 3:       11:49           And so she gets name, phone number and email address. She has a little video, she has little countdown timer and she gives this away for free to get the lead. Now once they opt in, you can see that it says, schedule your free make over in our calendar. You Click that button and choose your time and it takes them over to her scheduler. So I asked her how this was working to attract new customers and she said that she's currently making $3,000 a month from the clients who come through that funnel and get their free facebook may go over. So obviously what she's doing is selling them services on the back end. And she said that's more than her full time income, but she's doing it in half the time. Now, Tammy is another sales funnel, freelancer. She had the same thing. She realized that there was, there were all these remote freelancer jobs in sales funnels and ads and social media.

Speaker 3:       12:39           So you can see here she chose sales funnels as her specific industry. You can see her services page here where it says work with Tammy, she offers digital marketing as well as sales funnel design strategy in ads. When people hit the I'm ready or the get started button, it takes them to her calendar where they book a 15 minute discovery call. Now on that discovery call, she sells a $500 VIP business intensive, which basically is a two hour project intensive where she helps them build a strategy for their business and build a report. Um, and she's getting $500 to build this. Now this vip funnel completely changed Tammy's business and helps her generate leads. It helps her get paid to actually do the planning and strategy. And if you are an agency or a freelancer, you know that that whole pick your brain syndrome can be really problematic because people expect to pay you for services but not for your brain.

Speaker 3:       13:33           And yet that's part of the most valuable part. So people are paying her $500 per session. And the best part about it is that once that session is over, she's able to sell her high end $5,000 done for you proposals, and she closes the deal. So neither Cynthia nor tammy and needed to understand code fancy design, and they didn't need to hire a tech team or a marketing team to build their own funnels. They're also able to recreate funnels for their clients, saving incredible amounts of time, overhead and money. They also both sell the click funnel software as part of their agency offerings and they're getting about 450, $6 per year per customer that they sign up. So if you are like Cynthia and Tammy, if you're a freelancer or small agency, you too can create these very simple service based funnels where you offer something for free, whether it's a free discovery call, a free facebook makeover. You get them on the schedule and then you upsell them to hire programs and offers.

Speaker 2:       14:34           Last but not least, I want to share it with you, Cathy Olsen. Kathy Wilson is generating her leads on autopilot. And by doing that, she's able to spend more time providing massive value to our clients and to her to get new clients as well. So she works in her whole thing is really more a web design agency.

Speaker 3:       14:52           So Julie's going to tell you kathy story right now. Today I'd like to bring you a funnel story about Cathy. Cathy owns a web design agency and she's a talented web designer, but her biggest struggle was always trying to figure out how to handle a full plate of clients and generate leads at the same time, if you've been in this industry at all, any kind of service based. Usually when you're fulfilling orders and services with clients, it's really hard to go out and get leads and then you run out of clients and then you go chase leads and it becomes this really vicious cycle. So that was Kathy's issue. She also said she had no low end offers and so when leads would come in and they weren't able to pay for her high end webdesign, she had nothing else to sell them. And so the lead would just go away and she would lose out on, on the money.

Speaker 3:       15:37           So Kathy discovered click late one night on facebook. In fact, I know Kathy, I was the one who introduced her to click funnels. She was at an event and she was hearing about sales funnels, but just didn't understand how click funnels could work for a web design agency. She doesn't build funnels. She builds websites. So how is this going to work? Well, eventually cathy started to learn, she read Russell's books and she realized that she could create a low end offer for all those people who couldn't afford her high end web design. So she created a 50 perfect brand pairings free guide. You can see it here on the left. And then on the thank you page, she offered a $27 logo template project. Think of this, almost like a template where you can print it out except you don't actually have to print it.

Speaker 3:       16:23           So this was $27 and she would teach people how to use the templates and how to create their own customized beautiful logo. Super affordable. So you can see here, brand designer for a day, kickstart order form. She also had a little order bump where she would add the social media pack version for an extra $12. And then on the next page she offers a one time offer for a web template training program. Maybe you don't want to have a full high end web design, maybe you want to do it yourself. And that was $97. She's generated over 7,000 leads and made $40,000 in the last three months alone. So this has created an unbelievable amount of revenue as well as leads. It's created so much visibility that her web design business is always packed with a waiting list of two to four months. So the sales funnel has generated revenue generated leads and kept her agency completely packed all on autopilot.

Speaker 3:       17:22           So Kathy did not need to know code. She did happen to know fancy design, but she didn't need to know fancy design. She didn't need to hire a tech or a marketing team to create this automated sales funnels that served customers that she wasn't able to serve before. As well as generate leads for her high end website design company. She also opened up this entire market of people who might not ever buy her high end services, but that's okay because she's continuing to create other small do it yourself products to continue to serve that customer Avatar. So like Cathy, if you're a web designer, graphic designer, sales funnel designer, videographer, maybe you can create some lower end products and a funnel like Kathy has done where you offer something free, low cost and in a one time upsell to generate leads and revenue for your business. Now, if you are a full service digital marketing agency and you do not have a low end product to sell, that's okay. You can still give something away for free and then on the thank you page you can offer a demo case study webinar. You can offer the gift and maybe a video sales letter and invite them to get on the phone with you so that you can sell your done for you services.

Speaker 2:       18:35           So understand these three stories. These are the types of people were running across all the time. Her utilizing click funnels and what we find for a lot of people is you have to find a way of generating leads and then you've got to nurture those leads and too often people are spending a ton of traffic on facebook or other things and ascend into a website where a person gets lost. I want to make sure you understand the importance and the value of a funnel and if you need more information on this, please, please check out and you can actually go through the survey. You can get a ton more detailed information on exactly how all this works, but the whole idea behind this is making sure that. I mean there's already templates for agency owners specifically in there, so you can pick your sales template.

Speaker 2:       19:16           You pick the page design, go ahead and you basically. A lot of guys understand you're gonna, modify your page. I can say one of the big things we've seen for a lot of agencies is even membership sites and how they're actually working in helping them, but the most important thing is what you'll be hearing me spin a ton of time in October talking about, and that's the whole idea as far as followup funnels, but with that said, I get, I encourage you guys take a and go through the survey and see which of the 10 different verticals or niches that you're in. I appreciate your time today. Again, this is a kind of a different type of a podcast that I've done in the past. Please leave me comments. Let me know what you think of this. If this is helpful for you. I'm trying to provide other people's stories in a very quick, in a quick manner that you can kind of capture them and see how it actually would help you in your business. Have an amazing day and we'll talk soon.

Speaker 4:       20:06           Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to the podcast. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me. We're trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few $100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people at the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'm more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as you'd like me to interview, more than happy to, to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Sep 12, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Bailey Richert

Bailey Richert is a business coach who helps individuals launch and grow profitable online enterprises as “infopreneurs”: respected experts in their fields creating value and generating income by sharing their life experience, knowledge and passions with others in a manner that supports their ideal lifestyles.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • What Bailey Learned From Her Experience: The Takeaway (6:35)
  • The One Funnel Away Challenge (20:33)
  • Business Implementation: Going Forward (25:25)

Quotable Moments:

"The one funnel away challenge is going to help people understand the power of Clickfunnels for their own business."

"What you are going to take away from these individuals is amazing. We have 30 different speakers in different niches."

Other Tidbits:

Bailey discusses how she is able to coach people, supporting their lifestyle plans. She discusses the 30 Day Summit and what it is all about. Bailey discusses how much she has learned from working with her clients and the value they bring to her.



Speaker 1:     00:00         Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Welcome.

Speaker 2:     00:18         So excited to basically have everybody here. We are doing a behind the scenes of 30 So once you guys probably know who I am, I'm Dave Woodward. I'm, I run a lot of our business development opportunities over here at Click Funnels and all the top line revenue stuff. Always having a lot of fun. This is by far been one of our funnest, most exciting things we've done in a long, long time. What I want to make sure is that you guys see and understand behind the scenes of how all this happens. So with that I wanna introduce to you daily. Richard, how are you doing? I'm doing great. How are you? I'm so excited to have you. So, uh, most people don't know that much about you. So those guys just don't know about Bailey. Bailey actually has been a business coach for infopreneurs for quite some time. And also one of her specialties actually is doing this whole virtual summits. So last year at funnel hacking live, she was sitting in the audit. In fact, you know what Bailey, instead of telling your story, you shared your own story of what it was like and how all this thing came about.

Speaker 3:     01:12         Sure. So funnel hiking live. Two thousand 18 was in March down in Disney world and it was an absolutely incredible event and I was sitting there. This was about the third day I was over on the right hand side of the stage because I'm not one of those people that loves to be all claustrophobic in the middle and I'm sitting there and I'm looking at all of these incredible speakers, but I'm also just positioned in a way that I can also see everybody else in the room and I'm thinking to myself, there's only 3,500 people here I think was the number of attendees. And I knew because I've been a click funnels members since 2015, that we had over 62,000 users at that time. And also hundreds. You know, thousands of people here in this facebook group, and I was thinking to myself, you know, this is just crazy to me that so many people aren't going to be able to see these awesome speakers and something needs to be done about that.

Speaker 3:     02:03         I said, click funnels needs to host a summit, wrestled needs to host a virtual summit. I'd already been doing virtual summits in my business for a couple of years. I figured wrestle, obviously knew about them and he definitely did. Later, many weeks down the road after he and I connected, he told me that he actually used virtual summits to grow his business when he was just getting started, you know, decades ago. And so it just so happened that I knew Julie Soy and I'm sure everybody out there in the clickfunnels community. That was Julie. But here's the thing. I know Julie because of a summit that I had done for my business two years earlier, so some. It's a really fantastic for networking. And I reached out to her and I said, Hey Julie, I had this crazy idea. I said, I think Russell needs to host a summit, but no, Russell doesn't know me from Adam and I definitely wanted to run this idea up the flagpole first to see what you thought of it and she knew that I knew summits and was like, I think it's a great idea, so you know, jump forward a of weeks, months later, and we ended up coming up with this 30 days idea because Russell had already been thinking about how he could bring the knowledge of his two comma club speakers to a greater audience.

Speaker 3:     03:13         And so he had already kind of thought about doing the 30 days book and when I came onto the scene I said, why don't we do a book and a summit? Why don't we add an interview portion to this project and really let the speakers be able to tell their own 30 day plans as well. And so what you guys are seeing is the, is the result of all of that?

Speaker 2:     03:35         Well, I am so excited. I'm sorry. I keep looking over my other screen here. Trying to make sure I've got everything working, but the kind of most excited about is kind of going behind the scenes. Let people know exactly how all this happened. So with that said, I'd like to first of all, for those of you guys who aren't familiar with, uh, the whole 30 days summit, um, what I want to do is I'm gonna actually show you here to the video. So I'm sharing my screen here and let this come up so you guys can actually see the video that Russell did that kind of tells the story of exactly how this works. What would you do?

Speaker 4:     04:09         Imagine this. You suddenly lose everything, your money, your name, your reputation, you have bills, pow high of people harassing you for money over the phone. And all you have left is a click funnels account and the Internet access for 30 days. What would you do with nate? Number one, day number 32. Save yourself. It's an interesting question, isn't it? I'm sure that the assets 100 different people, I get 100 different answers. What might work, but what about people who have already done it? People who started from nothing actually created a click funnels account and eventually made it. What would they do? They each had already lived it. What would they do if they just start over again? Right now, I decided to run an experiment. I send out an email to over a hundred people, but not just any people. People who'd actually already wanted two comma club award, meaning that made at least a million dollars inside of a single sales funnel.

Speaker 4:     04:54         I want to know exactly what they would do to get back on top data. Number one, what would you do day number two, date number three, four, five, six. All live today. Number 30. If you had to start over again today, which is your marketing and your photo building skills, what would you do to get back into the two comma club? Again, from the hundred emails I send only 30 people responding back. The eastern sent me a detailed step by step process of what they would do, starting with no product, no list, no traffic, no funnel, and then detailing exactly what they would do and why they would do it. In a simple step by step process, each of their 30 day plans, so different to eat, some lead you on a path of absolute certainty to success. I honestly don't know how anyone are any of these 30 day plans could possibly not succeed. Everyone who's ever tried to make money online needs to see these experiments. Anyone who's ever had a click funnels account now has execution plans to get them back on top. Just pick any of them and follow the path where you are today, all the way to the stage where you receive your two Comma Club award at funnel hacking live. Find success with click funnels and no longer a matter of luck. It's an absolute certainty.

Speaker 2:     06:06         I love, love, love, love, love that video. Oh my gosh. So much fun. So I want to make sure people understand exactly behind the scenes and how all this came about. So you told us how that Kinda gets started. You now understand exactly what was proposed to our 100 of our top two comma club award winning a award winners and basically 30 plans. So what I want to find out from you, as you went through this, you had the opportunity to actually interviewing them. You created the book, you created all the crazy content, the assets, everything. So tell people kind of what did you learn out of? You're pulling all this stuff together.

Speaker 3:     06:39         Oh my goodness. First of all, even though I have been a coach for a couple of years, the amount of stuff that I learned from these people is crazy. So even if you are thinking like, I have a successful business, I'm making six figures a year, you still need this because what you are going to take away from these individuals is ridiculous. It's amazing. But here's the thing also, you know, we have 30 different speakers and they're all in different niches, right? But they're all in different industries. You know, we have some people that are doing info products, some people that are doing ecommerce. Even when I was interviewing somebody who was working in a different niche than I do in my business or in a different industry, even, I was still able to learn something from them about the way they've designed their funnel or something about the way they're using social media to promote their business.

Speaker 3:     07:27         So there's something to be gleaned from every single interview even if you don't exactly do the same thing. And one of the biggest things I've learned is that as I was looking through all of the speakers plans and I, you know, I read every single plan, that $600 book everyone's getting. I've read that at least three times and having of course recorded the interviews and then edited them and watch them over and over again. I feel intimately involved with everybody's plan. You start to see these repeat concepts over and over and over again. You see that these people who have gotten to the two comma club or doing certain things that are getting them there. So you know, we are seeing every single speaker almost talking about their dream. 100 talking about partnering with affiliates. And if you're not partnering with other people in your network, then you are missing out on money.

Speaker 3:     08:15         You see them talking about using auto webinars in order to sell info products and how they're, you know, getting success with those. Um, how, if you need to be getting testimonials for your services and your products. Me Actually, when I was going through these plans, how many speakers were like, oh yeah, the first week I wouldn't be going to get testimonials from people that I've worked with in the past from people that know me from people that, you know, can be character references. Even that's something that they would be going after. So then it was, it was such a huge learning curve for me. I guarantee you you are going to learn something new. Guarantee it.

Speaker 2:     08:50         I love it. Well, I'm so excited. It's, it was more or less safe that it totally kind of blew my action. We made a mistake, to be honest with you. So what was supposed to happen was. So the way the funnel works is you sign up, you register for, for the opportunity basically to get involved in the summit, which isn't going to take place until the 17th, 18th and 19th of September and but if you, once you register, the first op he have is to actually buy the book that Bailey was just talking about and that whole idea was to buy the book of every single thing has been put together literally 600 pages. It is this massively thick book we're having. It's still, I'm waiting for the original to come here. I'm so, so excited about it. But you got that and then you also got put into the members area where it had all the videos of every single person and their daily plan as far as exactly what was supposed to happen.

Speaker 2:     09:42         And then also get signed up with one funnel away challenged with Steven Larsen and Julie Coyne and Russell. It starts in October. Where we screwed up was those people who bought, they weren't supposed to have access to these videos until September 17th. So the member's area went live and people got access and in a way it's been a good thing because people are so, so excited. Oh my gosh, I'm getting blown up on facebook. I'm getting blown up on my personal message. Everyone's going, oh my gosh, trait loads was just the most amazing mind blowing thing I've ever seen. I mean, everybody's. I was going through this thing. A lot of the feelings are going, oh gosh. See Spitzer meagan's one. It's. Anyways, it's been going crazy and I'm excited because it allows people the opportunity of really being a part of it. And I think that one of the biggest problems we run into these days is, is everyone kind of talks about, well, it could happen and maybe.

Speaker 2:     10:32         And it only works for them. And I remember, Gosh, 10, almost 12 years ago when I first got started in this. I have those exact same questions. Those same concerns. It know it. It's, it's just the lucky people. There's some secret to this whole thing. I can't figure it out and I'm frustrated and I keep sitting here going, gosh, there's got to be some way. Something I can do and nothing seemed to work and so I love the idea of Louis saying, yeah, you've already made it, but let's strip it all away. You don't have your friends, you don't have your context, you don't have anything. Nothing but a clickfunnels account and that's it. And Internet access. That's it. So what are you going to go and Bailey? I think the part I've loved as far as working with you on this one, you are so thorough.

Speaker 2:     11:12         I mean one of the most thorough people I've ever seen when it comes to pulling this together because anybody who works with us understands we're real good with macro, but we let you run with it and you did such an awesome job. I was. I was so impressed with your ability to literally extract out of these people day by day what they would do. I, I, I remember we first rolled this thing out. I was kind of questioning going, I don't know how transparent these people are really going to be. How did you, how did you get them to really spill the beans? Okay. Well, first of all, they wrote the plans first actually, so we didn't just dive into an interview. For those of you who have youtube interview channels or podcast, you know that if you just go in and start chatting with someone, you're not going to be

Speaker 3:     11:54         getting the best value out of them. You have to come prepared as an interviewer. So the first thing we did was we actually had them write the plans and let me tell you, Dave, I did not let them get off easy and Julie will tell you this too, because I would message her and I would say I don't think it's good enough and I would really, I would do that and I would go back and I would work with everyone and I would say, you know what, you, you, you skimmed over this. I want to know more like, let's dive deeper into this and I really want to flesh this out. So I really made sure that the plans were top notch. First.

Speaker 2:     12:24         I'm gonna interrupt you because I actually had a couple of people come to me and going deep, whose bailee and ask you, who are you sure, why do I have to do this? And again, none of these people got paid to do this. No, it's literally out of the kindness of their heart and in their generosity and giving back to the clickfunnels community. But they're like, you know, Dave, I don't have the kind of time to go through and create the kind of plan that she wants. She wants it literally like day by day by day. And I'm like, listen guys, please, please just do me a huge, huge favor and just bear with us and most importantly just pour your heart and soul into this thing. And in fact, I was talking to David Asarnow. I'm just a few weeks ago, and he was. He was talking about the fact that he literally was on this fourth of July vacation and shut down his whole, he's old families out there and listen, I'm going to do this. And he's actually taking that is going to use that to create a six figure business out of the business plan that he gave you. So congratulations on your ability to pull that out.

Speaker 3:     13:22         Thank you. And you know, when Russell even said, I think he says in the video where he mentions in some point that we asked 100 people, we really did. He's not just saying that we really. Yeah, we really did contact over 100 different people, two comma club winners for this and a lot of them were like to write such a detailed plan is, it's a lot. So the fact that we were able to get like 30 detailed plans up to the caliber that I wanted, I was, I was thrilled.

Speaker 2:     13:51         Well you did an amazing job and I think again, it's a huge tribute to you. It's also massive tribute to just the fact that they care so much about our audience. They're not. It's their way of giving back. And I think that's the part I love most about this. We joke around all the time about our whole click funnels and the ability that it actually, it, it's really there to help other people and I think once you've had success, the most important thing is to grab a hold of someone else. I'm pulling up to your same type of success and this is a huge tribute to them and all 30 of them for doing it, uh, because I know how much work it was. And again, I thought it was just fantastic.

Speaker 3:     14:30         Yeah. And it's like you said, they did not get paid to do this. They put in so much time writing those plans and then doing the interviews and everything else in order to be a part of this. So we're really grateful.

Speaker 2:     14:41         So one of the things that you learn in doing it.

Speaker 3:     14:43         Oh man, so much. So first of all, I want to say that I feel like we're sleeping on a really important part of that membership area that I feel like people aren't paying attention to. You're getting access to all the interviews, but there's also a second interview, a premium content interview that I recorded with every single speaker. It's actually a little different. It's a screen share interview where they are actually walking me through inside of clickfunnels accounts, how they set up their two comma club funnels and I feel like we're not making a big enough deal about that because honestly I learned so much from watching them for. So for those of you who are even saying to yourself, well, I've been on click funnels for like five years, four years, however long we've even been around. I think with click funnels since the beginning too, and I'm telling you that I learned so much about how everybody is structuring their funnels.

Speaker 3:     15:35         That gave me new ideas, that gave me a new design ideas and all that stuff. So just as valuable as the 30 day plans were. I learned so much from actually diving in and learning and you'll see when you watch the interviews, I don't shy away from the questions. I'm like, wait, why did you do that? What plugin is that? Where does that step lead next? Tell me about that so that you can actually see exactly how it's done. So I mean they were literally funnel hacking themselves and there's so much value to that because when we funnel hack someone else, we have to make assumptions, right? We have to look and see what they did and we used to say, well, it looks like this goes here, and I think this is why they did that, but when we had the two comma club speakers funnel hack themselves, they were able to reveal their secrets and they did. It was cool because they didn't just say, oh, well, you know, we made it green because it's a color. I like. They would say, no, we actually split tested this headline versus this headline and this one was better. We made it this color because of this reason. We did this because of that, and to learn all of that knowledge for a funnel builder invaluable, invaluable.

Speaker 2:     16:41         Oh, you know what? I really appreciate that because you're right. I think we've kind of. We haven't focused as much on that as we have about they're going through and creating their plan and then the one funnel away challenge and then having the actual videos of the videos that you created with them going through it. So I, I appreciate that. I'm going to make sure we'll reach out to everybody and let them know that. I think the other really cool, crazy thing out of all this is when we originally I thought up this whole idea, we thought we don't promote the second we do everything else where we're just going to wait 40 percent commission and then literally two days before is we're setting up the affiliate center. I sit there talking to Russell. I'm like, anything else you think we could do to really entice people to get involved and promote this?

Speaker 2:     17:19         He goes, you know what, Dave, we've never done this before. I'm like, oh no, where are we going with this Russell? Because listen, I've never ever done this. I know, but let's. Let's do a hundred percent commission. I'm like, what? You got to be kidding me? We're losing money on this thing. He's like, no, I want to do it. So we actually are doing a hundred percent commission where they actually get 100 percent xo. Once you opt in, the very next thing that happens is you need. Then you go to the option to buy the book and to get access to the membership site and in that membership site, get their plans, get the but most importantly, get behind the scenes of Bailey going through their actual two comma club funnel in clickfunnels with them. You get all that and instead of us typically keeping 60 percent, we are give a hundred percent. So you sign up for that cost you 100 bucks, you get all that and you get the hundred bucks back. The craziest thing is we're now seeing, we've done almost $300,000, 3000 copies of the book. I thought we actually had to order some more books day. I only thought we were gonna do too fast. And so, um, we've had to order now order 10,000 copies of this book because of the crazy impact it's having on so, so many people. But

Speaker 3:     18:26         it's funny, Dave, because whenever me and Russell and a couple others in the voxer we're talking about like how many books to preorder and people were like, I don't know, 1000, 2000. I knew in my heart and in my head I knew it was going to be more. I'm like, I just, I know from just the power of doing summits, but then also just the value. And then when you made it 100 percent commission, I'm like, nope, we're doing. I know we're going to do more. I know it.

Speaker 2:     18:50         Well we are far surpassed 5,000. Between five and 10,000. It's kind of where I think we'll be here. And that's crazy considering today's the 10th of September, we started this on the sixth and so it's been, we've got 10 more days in this thing and I mean it's just. Anyways, I'm super excited, super appreciative of view and I think we'd really have to focus more on is that those two comma club winners, Ashley funnel hacking themselves. I'm going to make a pointed out today. We'll go out to them. So for those of you guys who haven't, for some reason I haven't purchased it, you can go to 30, you can get a copy of the book, you get access to the virtual summit a, I'm going to end up taking this off. We'll strip the audio. This will put this on a funnel hacker radio, and so those of you guys would listen to it.

Speaker 2:     19:31         I don't even know if this is going to be live. If you're listening to this by the time we get posted, but realize that we want to make sure that if you want to be involved in this, go to 30 by the book and then if you want to go ahead and share it with other people. The part I'm most excited about after all the crazy work that Bailey's done on this, we. Then one thing you have to understand here, clickfunnels is things change all the time. This was not the original funnel. This was nothing. Original offer is changed like four or five times and I appreciate barely being so patient with us because we continue to change it all the time, but uh, so now we have the one funnel away challenge. It starts October 18th and it's going to be really a fun product, our project. So now you're going to go through basically learning about these 30 days and then he get Stephen Larsen and Julian Russell. They're basically coaching you through implementing your own 30 days. And so again, this wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for you. Bailey. So again, massive. Thank you to you.

Speaker 3:     20:22         Thank you. And thank you guys. I click funnels though for helping me see the vision through like, you guys believed in it just as much, you know, it was awesome. So

Speaker 2:     20:30         any other things you can think of? The people who need to know about this. I would also just say, you know, this makes sense.

Speaker 3:     20:35         Fantastic offer for cold traffic or even warm traffic because even if somebody is not necessarily familiar with the click funnels culture and doesn't necessarily know what the two Comma Club award or the dream car award is, everybody wants to be a millionaire, right? Everybody wants to have that seven figure funnel and so the idea of 30 millionaires really coming together and sharing their secrets in business is very, very appealing to even the more cold traffic parts of your audience. And what I would also say is keep in mind that you're not just making those 100 percent commissions on the sale, but sticky cookies guys. I mean because the one funnel away challenge is going to help people understand the power of click funnels for their own business. Because once they get that funnel launched and they really start to see the incredible value that click funnels can bring to their business, they're going to stay and you're the one that's going to be reaping the longterm commission of that. So if you are an affiliate and you're not promoting this, I don't know why because this is one of the best offers. I think you could promote as an affiliate.

Speaker 2:     21:39         I love it. So I have to ask. Out of all 30, who is your favorite?

Speaker 3:     21:43         Oh Man. I don't even hate. I don't even want to answer because first of all, all of them or so were so good. Everybody's been talking about trey. Trey Lewellen. I think his is one of the best because to me it was. It was so different. It's a little bit different than what we normally hear, I think, and he has a really actionable plan that anybody can do. I, of course, I absolutely love Julie. She talks about being a service provider. If you are just getting started in business, how you can really bootstrap as a service provider. Spencer meekum talks about affiliate marketing. I mean, Gosh, I don't want me on the spot. That's not even fair. They're all incredible for for completely different reasons, which is one of the unique aspects of this event as well. You know, if if every 30 day plan was the same, it would be. It would be boring, but trust me, that is not the case. Every single one is so different and yet you will find a successful elements running through them all.

Speaker 2:     22:40         I again, I totally agree. I think the part that I, I liked the most as you were mentioning there is they're each different. The other thing is they're all different verticals. They're all different niches. It's not like these are just people selling info products. I mean, you've got Amazon sellers, you've got affiliate marketers, you've got book publishers, you've got agencies, you've got chiropractors, real estate. I mean, I mean there's something for everyone. It really is, and I think that's the part I thought was really the most important thing is so often people think, well, it doesn't apply to me. Listen, if you can't go through those 30 days and find one, one plan, all you need is one plan. You just find one plan. There's got to be one plan out there that will fit what did that, whatever niche or whatever vertical you're in or that you want to get in.

Speaker 2:     23:23         And I seen a lot of people have been talking to them and saying, well, you know, I don't know which one to go. I'm like, just pick one, you just pick one. I don't care if you pick, just pick one and just go for that one is and implement it. It takes. Just literally go through it step by step, day by day, take the next 30 days, pick one and go through it and it's funny. We were talking about trade and I remember, Gosh, working with trey when he first got started with click is his whole thing was I'm going to do a funnel every single week and I thought, man, that's a lot of fights at this point. I'm sitting there thinking, you know what, if for some reason if you started literally and took one of those and just did one for the next 30 days, if that doesn't work, then do a different one. If that doesn't work, you're going to learn so much in the process that something is going to click. Something's going to work and again, I just, we wouldn't have this asset if it wasn't for you. Bailey and again, we're super, super appreciative for all the hard work and effort that you put into this.

Speaker 3:     24:15         Thank you. It's been an absolute blast. One of the best things in my career so far. Hands down.

Speaker 2:     24:20         Any other parting words?

Speaker 3:     24:22         You know, I would just say the only other thing I would say is that for some people, because I used to work with a lot of beginning and budding business owners, that's, that was my target audience for a really long time in my business and I think that um, not only is this book perfect for them because we are starting from scratch, but the speakers did such an amazing job packing the value into each one of their plans, that the only to do it in 30 days might seem overwhelming to some people. So the only other thing that I would say is that when even if you look at that plan and you're like, wow, 30 days, that's so fast, you know, that's, that's, you know, that's going to go by and just a flash, go cares do it. Ninety days doing 120 days, you know, you've got the plan there, you can do it in your time. That's really what it's all about. The 30 days gives each one of the plans structure and I love that so much, but you know, for those of you who are looking at this and saying like, wow, that's so much, you know, it's, it's okay to do it in your pace. The point is you've got to plan a plan to success and like you said, just pick one.

Speaker 2:     25:22         I love it. So from everything you've learned, what are you going to do differently? What are you going to take and implement into your own business?

Speaker 3:     25:27         Oh, absolutely. So first of all, in my own auto web, in one of my own auto webinar funnels, I've already made some changes based upon the interviews that I did specifically with Julie stowing, Caitlin pyle, and Steven Larsen who were showing us behind the scenes. Again, in those premium interviews, you can only get when you upgrade about how they did their auto webinar funnels. There were some changes that they had done, some things that I saw in there that I wanted to do and implement. It's changes into my auto webinar funnel. That was definitely one of the big things, you know, I was already doing like the dream 100 thing in my own business because of the way I do summits, but I've seen how I can implement that concept into other things in my business outside of just doing a summit, so that's been cool. I'm really going aggressive on getting video testimonials for my products and my services because of how I've seen how all of these two common cold winters are using them in their business. I could go on, but those are just a couple of the ones.

Speaker 2:     26:24         I love it. Well guys, Bailey enough. We're actually so excited. This whole virtual summit thing. It is so funny. It's one of those things where if you take a look, everything that was old becomes new again and this was summit's I remember when it used to be telesummits before we had the all the video and everything else and when I first got started online tell someone's were the rage and then everyone's stopped doing them and no one's done this whole virtual summit. So we actually have a special treat at funnel hacking live because Bailey's going to be speaking on stage about all the craziness, about virtual summits, how they work, how you can do it. So again, sit close to Bailey's Bailey. I know people are gonna. Want to know how they reach out to you? What's the best way they can connect with you?

Speaker 3:     27:05         Well you can check out my website, Bailey, Richard Dot com or you can send me an email at contact at Bailey, Richard Dot com and I'd love to hear from you.

Speaker 2:     27:13         I love it. Again, everyone were super excited. We are to go to 30 I don't know what more we can save you. We haven't told you enough reasons why to get it. Just go and read the sales letter and to the video. Hopefully Russell can, can make it better than weekend. There's no reason you shouldn't be participating in this virtual summit. It happens again on, uh, July, September, 17th, 18th and the 19th. So the way it's gonna work, I don't believe you don't like to tell people how it actually works on those days.

Speaker 3:     27:41         Yeah, absolutely. So when you actually sign, what you're doing is you're grabbing your free ticket, which means that you are now going to be put on the list in order to receive the links that you'll need to watch the free interviews when they go live on September 17th, 18th and 19th. But here's the thing, we are only going to be releasing 10 speaker interviews each one of those days. So 30 speakers three days, 10 per day, right? And you're only going to be able to watch those interviews for 24 hours each. They are only available for a limited period of time. So September 17th, the first 10 are going to go up. Twenty four hours later, they're going to be taken down September 18th. The second side goes up 24 hours later if they're taken down. Okay? So you will be able to watch the first interview, the face to face interview that I did with each one of the speakers where they're going through their 30 day plans. That's what's included with your free ticket. When you upgrade, what you're going to be getting is instant access to the membership area that contains all of those interviews so you can watch them anywhere you want as many times as you want for life. Plus those behind the scenes funnel hacking videos we were talking about, plus a physical copy, that 600 page book of all of the Thirty Day plans from the speakers plus the admission to the one funnel away challenge which starts in October. So that's basically how it works.

Speaker 2:     28:59         That's perfect. If you guys have any question on virtual summits, I highly recommend you reach out to Bailey. Bailey. Richard is Richard Dotcom. Yep. Bailey, Richard R I c h e r t and again, huge props to you. Huge. Thank you for pulling this thing together. Again, it's far surpass whatever I even imagined you guys would have been able to pull off. So thank you very, very much. Thank you for having me. All right everybody again, 30 If you haven't gone there, please go there. Uh, today is, we're recording this on September the 10th and so literally a week from today is when it starts, so please go right now and if nothing else at least registered so you can get the free access, but you'd be absolutely insane and crazy not to get, just upgrade to the premium so you get the, you have to get the videos now you can get, get the video starting today and you start watching them and getting go through finding questions you have. And again, if you promote it you also get 100 bucks. So I don't know what more I can say 30 Go there, Bailey. Huge. Thanks again and have an amazing day.

Speaker 4:     30:05         You too. Hey everybody, thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000. And I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and, and get this out to more people at the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people would like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to itunes rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Sep 10, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Simon Thompson:

Simon Thompson is a podcast content marketer, and founder of Content Kite. In the past he has worked on major content projects for the likes of L’Oreal, Nissan, Disney and Nike to name a few. He now focuses solely on helping B2B companies establish authority and build relationships through podcasting.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • How much content is too much and what's the right type of content to produce? (2:00)
  • How are you and your clients using podcasts to drive traffic? (4:29)
  • Time management with podcasts (6:50)
  • The 4 Pillars Content Kite focuses on (8:15)
  • Pros/Cons of interviewing vs solo content podcasts (12:45)

Quotable Moments:

"There’s certainly no ‘one size fits all’ content approach."

"Time is obviously the most expensive thing any of us as entrepreneurs have."

"Be a guest on other podcasts. Because other podcasts already have the audience built; you just have to put your message in front of them."

Other Tidbits:

Look at a podcast as a win-win-win. The host is getting exposure to the guest’s audience and vice versa and the listener is getting value.



Speaker 1:   00:00     Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome back to funnel hacker radio. I'm your host, Dave Woodward. This is going to be a lot of fun today. Ah,

Speaker 2:   00:21     I wanna introduce you guys to a friend of mine basically who has been in the business world, has done huge things in the branding side, working for l'oreal, Nike, Disney, things of that, but now has his own company and is crushing it as far as all based on content, which is one of the main things we talk so much about as far as try to get free traffic and I'm super excited to welcome to the show, the founder of content type, Simon Thompson. Simon, welcome Dave. Thank you very much for having me on the show. It'll be a lot of fun. I've, so if you don't mind, tell people right now as far as what exactly is content kite and why is content so critical these days. So content content is a content marketing agency essentially and for the last two years after I left the corporate world where we're focusing primarily on, on blog content or text based content, so things like white papers, ebooks, blog posts, that kind of thing and had some success with that with some clients.

Speaker 2:   01:16     But as you know, there's kind of this shift that's been happening for awhile now, but it's really sort of becoming relevant now into podcasting and video content as well. Just richer forms of content essentially. And so that's Kinda what we're primarily focusing on now, which we can get into why that is. But um, uh, yeah, I mean we can get enjoined now if you like. So we produce a ton of content. Obviously you've got funnel hacker radio podcast here that you're on right now and people listen to this. Russell has his own marketing secrets podcast, where do funnel hacker TV and we're always throwing a ton of content out there and people are always saying, gosh, you guys have so much content. How do people consume it all and why you guys spend so much time putting content on facebook and instagram and youtube, all these different places.

Speaker 2:   02:03     So if you don't mind turning that over to you as far as how much content is too much and what's the right type of content to produce? Yeah, it's a great question. So I don't think you can ever produce too much content. That content that you put out. Like I follow a lot of it but I probably don't follow all of it and it's probably because like different people consume content in different types of ways. So some people prefer podcasts, some people just do not like listening to podcasts. Right. So it's not like the bale and video is the same text is the same. What I do like about podcasts is when when people listen to podcasts, they listen intently because like they usually doing something else. I might be at the gym or in the car or washing the dishes or whatever it may be. There's certainly no one size fits all content approach and I mean, to answer your question, yeah, I just don't think you could ever produce too much content. There's never too much student debt. There's always a way to give your perspective on things and give some more value to someone and no one's got not enough time for more value. They can always give more of that.

Speaker 3:   03:08     I'm actually trying to find it. I was literally talking with Russell about this the other day. We just produced a piece trying to find it on my desk here. We've talked about this for a long time. No one's going to be able to see this bitch you. And it's really kind of our own little thing as far as free traffic goes. And the idea behind it was, um, we've talked a long time about this, the, and I've heard this probably from Gary v and others where, you know, you go back to the seventies, eighties, there was really only three networks and those three networks, ABC, CBS, and NBC here in the states. And since then, now with cable, everything else that, the attention span has just been so diluted. And so now we're starting to see from a content standpoint, instagram obviously is a big, is a platform that a lot of people play on. So it's facebook, so as youtube and podcasts are there as well. And so it was kind fun. We were talking about, you know, podcasts, they've kind of become the radio show of the olden days where people would tune in as much content. Youtube is kind of like the Sitcom, facebook's more like the talk show. And that whole reality show is kind of like instagram. And so when you take a look at content, uh, and especially with what you guys are doing, yeah, from podcast, how are you and your clients using podcasts to drive traffic?

Speaker 2:   04:26     Yeah. Oh, well I'm in facade is when you produce a podcast, you have access to like these freight distribution channels. So just by putting your show into things like itunes, stitcher, Google play, if you convert it to video, you get youtube, you can automatically just get yourself like 200 listens per month, which was, you know, like not the, the greatest amount of, of listens, but it's exactly. And it's a really, really good start. Um, and like I said before, when people listen to podcasts, they're listening like, so they're really engaged. I mean, to get that condo of amount of engaged viewers of say your blog content, you'd probably need actually about a thousand readers to get like 200 that are actually going to read the full blog price. So that's one way. And then apart from that, uh, every guest, if you have an interview based show, every guest you have on your show is going to be a promoter of your show if you ask them to be.

Speaker 2:   05:19     Because if you think about it, they, they kind of positioned as a, well perhaps an expert or an authority or someone who knows a lot about a given topic and so they kind of, if they share it, they're going to look good because they are kind of positioned in this, in this way. And so if you ask them, hey, would you share this out? Then that's another promoter who's going to, you know, send your message far and wide and share your brand as well. You have 50 guests on over a year that's 50 people who are promoting your brand and your content and if some of them have really big audiences, that's a hell of a lot of traffic that you can drive. You know, it's not going. I appreciate that because I get the question all the time. People go, I have a podcast and they're all seeing, well, so David, is it better when you have a.

Speaker 2:   06:01     is it better to be a guest on a podcast or is it better to be the host of an interview podcast? So what's your take on that? Yeah, it's a really good question. And I don't know if there's a one size fits all answer. What I will say is if you're a business and you just want to get some leads quickly, uh, be a guest on other podcasts because other podcasts already have the audience built, uh, you just have to put your message in front of them and you can get some, some quick leads that way. However, if you want to play the long game and build your own audience who you can market to on a consistent basis when you want to, then you're going to nature on platform and that could be in the form of, of having your own podcast. So it sort of depends on what your goals are.

Speaker 2:   06:45     There's absolutely nothing wrong with just going on podcast after podcast after podcast. But one thing we always recommend is do both. I mean, once you properly delegate and outsource or, or whatever you do when you have your own podcast, it actually comes down to a pretty small time commitment. You can just bring it down to just doing a call itself. And then going on another podcast is just doing a call. And that's like 30 minutes each time. So, you know, most founders or companies are gonna have a lot of calls every week, you know, whether it be five, 10, 20, could be more than that. It's just one more of those or two more of those. So I'm sort of depends on what your goals are really. So Simon, uh, you and your company, you guys help basically produce a podcast for other people, is that correct?

Speaker 2:   07:35     That's correct. So help people understand exactly what that service does for them because time is obviously the most expensive thing any of us as entrepreneurs have. It's the most hardest thing to come by. And so I know for me that was one of my biggest hesitations when I started looking at doing a podcast with, there was no way I was going to spend the time to do all the tech and do all that crazy stuff that's required. So what does content kite provide? What does things people should look for if they want to create their own show? Yeah. So, so I mean, from, from an overall perspective, there's four main pillars that we focus on. Uh, so it's strategy, creation, promotion and conversion. Now I'll focus this around the production component because that's probably what most people are thinking of, but once you've got sort of the strategy, uh, created and what you want the show to be about, the production is really where most of the time commitment comes in.

Speaker 2:   08:27     So things like editing the audio, you know, publishing it to your hose, get writing up, show notes, putting it on the blog, that's a really time consuming stuff and stuff that as a, as a founder can you, Tom can probably be better spent. So will help a lot in that area. Um, we also do a lot of things in regards to promotion. Uh, so a few things that I mentioned before, so making sure that you're in all the podcast directories for starters, and then promoting it on social media at working in with each guest to find out the best way that they can share it with their audience. And then the conversion point component is sort of multipronged. So we always recommend that every podcast has some sort of lead magnet or content upgrade that goes along with an episode or along with every episode, and I'm sure the listeners are familiar with this. It's a piece of gated content that you can call out on your car, say go to this link, sign up for it and that way you get someone on the email list and then

Speaker 3:   09:25     so let's just do this live so you've got to link. So how would your work and what are they going to get? Again to go to [inaudible] dot com, forward slash

Speaker 2:   09:36     funnel hacker, and that is going to send them to a free podcasting workshop, uh, which we'll go through our entire process, added credit strategy and produce the podcast and promote it properly and set up these conversion mechanisms. And so everyone who goes to that link is going to be added to a funnel. I'm breaking the fourth wall here and you'll see what a sequence like that might look like. Um, there's also, and this might be an entirely separate rabbit hole, which we might not choose to go down, but if you're a B to b business, podcasting is just a great way to build relationships and if you get really strategic about that, uh, then you can start to bring on like prospects who could use, you could potentially work with or referral partners. So that is probably a very deep rabbit hole. But that's kind of another element to this, this conversion component is, is, is building a guest list of essentially people you want to work with or people you want as referral partners, et Cetera. But let's go back to the content upgrade. Um, get somebody, let's stay on that for a second because I,

Speaker 3:   10:44     one of the things, I'm in charge of all of our top line revenue and all of our business development opportunities and so I get approached all the time by people to promote, you know, Dave will promote you if you promote us. And I'm like, well, we don't promote other people's products or services. And they're like, well, there's gotta be some reciprocal going on here. And so I can tell you, for me, and especially for someone, if you're building a list and you're protective of that list as much as we are, um, one of the ways I'm able to protect our list actually is by offering people to come onto a podcast like this to where they know they're going to get some traffic. They know they can basically soft pitch, just kind of like you just did. So I'm aware, you know what you're, they're going to go to content, forward slash funnel hacker where they're now going to be added to your list.

Speaker 3:   11:28     You're going to have the optimum market. And then obviously in exchange for that, they're going to get something. And so as a podcast host and as someone's trying to protect our brand as a business goes, it's actually a great opportunity for me to be able to bring other people on to give them exposure to our audience without and having a direct promotion. And so you guys who are in the same situation, we are as far as click funnels where you're trying to protect your audience. It's a great way of doing where the reciprocal basically if someone then most likely would end up promoting for us because they know they've got access to our audience and is in a podcast because the majority of most podcast listeners we find typically have higher incomes. They typically are bigger buyers. They're typically a much better client or qualified prospect than someone who might just be on a member of a facebook group.

Speaker 2:   12:15     Yeah, exactly, and that's a really good point and it really can turn into a win win, win. So that sort of mechanism that I talked about before where you bring on a particular type of guests, whether they can benefit you in some way, you're also benefiting them by giving them access to your audience and at the same time the listener is getting value so the listener wins. You win as the host and the guest when. So it's, it's, it's a beautiful thing.

Speaker 3:   12:39     I love it. So I get. The other question I get quite a bit these days is, is it better to have a podcast where it's just you talking and you're providing all the content versus you basically bring in like I am right now where I'm bringing you on and I'm interviewing you. So what are the pros and cons to either being a host where you're interviewing people versus having your own content that you're providing?

Speaker 2:   13:01     Yeah, I liked the interview format for a few reasons. One is, as I just mentioned, it's, it's a great way to just build relationships. So if you interview whether it's your ideal prospects or referral or apartments, whatever it may be, you can build a lot of really solid relationships and if you're in like high ticket database services or a high ticket, anything really relationships of the name of the game. So that's one. The second is if you're doing a podcast longterm as a content marketing channel where your guests like free content that you don't really have to think about too much. Um, so it's, it's, it's just a lot easier. I mean, if, if you're doing a podcast where you talk where you have to come up with all of that content every single week and you know, whether you're scripting it out or not, it's still like a lot to think about and possibly not foremost, but um,

Speaker 3:   13:54     it's just,

Speaker 2:   13:55     I find less engaging to be a one person talking kinda show some people do it really well and it, it can be done really well, but I find when there's a conversation that just tends to be a bit more engaging and less so the top news incredibly interesting and something to share. I'm definitely on a ad hoc basis. You can do like a one off episode and share something that only you can talk about. Um, but in general it just, you can get a much more consistent result. Have you interview people for the, for those stories.

Speaker 3:   14:28     That's interesting. I appreciate that. I know I've been going back and forth myself. I my times becoming, I'm getting smaller amounts of time these days to do podcasts and yet at the same time I'm still trying to provide a lot of content and so I'm starting to intersperse now some of my own thoughts just to be able to do it at whatever time of day I want and that's freed up. That's free things up for me and I've appreciated that. I don't know if my listeners like that or not. We'll see as the downloads, uh, whether they prefer me or my guest, but the other thing I've seen and I think you made mention of it and it sounded, I really appreciate it and that is especially in a B to b type of environment. The great thing about the relationships there, I was talking with Markus Maura, exactly how a podcast we just did.

Speaker 3:   15:15     And he's a guy who basically he has, he's done, you know, 40, $50,000,000 now and this whole business is selling franchises in assisted living for a senior type of, of care. And it was interesting. He goes, you know, Dave, I don't know if I should do a podcast or not, and I'm like, man, if I were you, because he targets is really, really specific as far as his prospects that he wants there typically people in the medical field, but typically people who are currently working as a pharmaceutical representative and these are guys who were driving around, they got a ton of time. They're probably listening to podcasts and so it'd be really easy for him just to bring on his success stories and they're gonna be excited to share it and they're going to share it and typically they're going to share it with their other people who were the same place. Thank you. From pharmaceutical reps and so it's been interesting to see, as you mentioned there, the relationships that are created and the ability to share those because everyone loves to brag about I was on a podcast or I was on this or something like that, so I think that's super critical. As we. I want to talk to you real. Go ahead yet some middles.

Speaker 2:   16:14     No, no, no. I was just going to echo your point. I'm in as channels like all day, email and called outrageous. Just get less and less and less effective. Just having a white to be able to access your primary audiences is more important. Yeah,

Speaker 3:   16:31     I love that. So tell people how they can get started because I know that's always the hardest thing. It seems like this overwhelming task. I know it was for me. I was, I remember I went through, uh, John Lee Dumas, of course, a paradise podcast, podcaster's paradise, try to learn all that kind of stuff and I realized, you know, I don't have to learn all this stuff. Somebody else can do it for me. So what if a person, obviously you mentioned there's four different pillars. One of them was the strategy aspects far as identifying what your podcast is going to be about. What are some of the things people need to do and how, how can they get started? If a person wanted to have a podcast out in the next month, what would they need to do?

Speaker 2:   17:05     Yeah. So the first thing I would say, and I know the word strategy can sound like really wishy washy at times, but just like put something down and committed like one page, who do I want to speak to is the audience and who do I want to get on as my, my ideal guests? Right? And you just start to map that out a bit. That will just, you'll find it will help you in. It will inform so many decisions down the track when when you sort of go, should I do this? Should I do this? Once you have that going on, so do that for status and then from there it's literally just download, what we're using right now to record this and start having conversations with people. You can get fancy box if you want to, but you really don't have to like at the end of the day, you will wait given for sub optimal audio quality at the start, just get a feel for whether you like it the next spot, the production process.

Speaker 2:   17:54     Maybe you want to edit your own episodes. I just don't recommend doing it. If you plan on being consistent with it, you might have all the fire in the world when you first get started and you're like, I can do this every week, but you will notice if you're a founder of a company or you have any sort of other job, asshole, you just want to consistently like, well, maybe I shouldn't say you just want, but I have never ever seen it done consistently, but someone edits Aaron show and that have a show that goes for more than, well, I think like seven episodes is the magic number, like 90 percent of shows drop off, popped off to seven episodes. So find someone to delegate all of that nitty gritty production work to um, and, and, and just be focusing on the content itself and having the conversation. And then from there it's just promoting it. So asking all your guests to share it out, uh, creating a lead magnet that you can call out on the show to, to turn listeners into leads and a happy days. It's not that simple.

Speaker 3:   18:55     Well, I can say I went through the same thing. So from a strategy standpoint, when we originally created this, it was a funnel hacker radio, actually, it was click funnels radio at first, and so it was clickfunnels radio and we want to basically, it was going to be clickfunnels listeners and I was going to interview success stories. That was our strategy. We ended up changing it to funnel hacker radio as we kind of did a rebranding with funnel hacker TV and funnel like a radio, um, but, uh, it then grew to expand to be other people who might be able to provide added content or benefit or value to our listeners, you know, people like yourself who could then help them in building their businesses. And it's been interesting. Uh, I did, I think I edited my first three and then I was like, I'm done. I tapped out, had to have someone else do it because it was just too much time and everything that, uh, so I, I appreciate what you've been mentioned that you think you're going to do it at first. And it's like, you know what? This is a waste of my time.

Speaker 2:   19:51     That's just it. It's not the best use of your time, like you know, if you're a founder or partner in a company, it's like you got better things to be done than editing mode here.

Speaker 3:   20:02     I totally agree. Well, as we kind of get close to wrapping things up here, tell me what are the, any other tips, tricks, things you'd recommend people who want to get to a podcast up and running what they should do? Yeah, sure.

Speaker 2:   20:14     The main tip and the main takeaway I would say to people, and I just don't think a lot of people do this when they have the podcast, is it just asked every one of your guests if they will share the show. Um, it, it is just the number one way to get a show out there. They used to be this kind of playbook, like if you google how to get a podcast, listen to the way you know how to get a ton of downloads via your podcasts. There's kind of like this playbook of, you know, ask all of your friends to write and review, get a bunch of people to subscribe and you'll get into new and noteworthy in itunes and then just happy days and thousands of listeners that doesn't work so well. It can work, but it's not, it's not like a shore thing anymore, so you need to get a bit more inventive with how you promote the show and the number one way that we found is just to have every guest to be a promoter of the show. Aside from that, the other thing which I've already mentioned is just get strategic about who your guests are. If there's someone who can first of all offer something to the audience, then start to think about, you know, could I build a relationship with this person? And then could that relationship turned into a potential partnership or a sales conversation down the road. And as long as it's a situation where everybody wins, you know, there's nothing wrong with you. Also benefiting from that relationship as well.

Speaker 3:   21:36     I love that. I think that's probably the biggest mistake I made was I never asked anybody to promote it. You'll be my first ask, I guess a 100 percent, but no. Honestly I think that's, for me, that was probably the biggest mistake I made. I would encourage others to to make sure they do ask you. It's just such a win win. I think it's an opportunity and I think a big reason that

Speaker 2:   22:01     that people don't do it as is they think they're putting the other person out or asking something that they want, want to do, but like they generally want to do it because as you said before, like they look good in the podcast and it's like that. They might as well people share things that make them look good. By having someone on a podcast, you make them good, so it's not a big ask.

Speaker 3:   22:22     Well, I mean I'm over 250 episodes in and I've never asked, so we'll make this inefficient. My first one I'll do, I'll do a better job or my assistant will get. I will. Not that you didn't add additional listeners, but definitely we always do it again. I appreciate your taking the time.

Speaker 2:   22:41     What was that call to action one more time for people that were wanting to find out? Yeah, so it's content, forward slash funnel hacker, and it's a free podcasting workshop which basically takes you through eight is zed, how to start a podcast that gets listened to and producers leds.

Speaker 3:   22:58     Awesome. It'll be in the show notes as well, so again, I appreciate everyone's listening. Simon, thank you so much for your time today and we'll look forward talking to you soon. Thanks for having me on. I appreciate it. Jason.

Speaker 4:   23:08     Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to the podcast. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people at the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people would like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Sep 7, 2018

Dave Woodward discusses his recent experience at Dana Derricks Dream-100 Event. Having a great time, Dave carries forward the momentum of his experience by discussing the importance of event choreography being critical in executing a successful live event.

Tips And Tricks For Event Hosting:

  • Always let your VIP members in first.
  • Make sure to control the room and the stage presence.
  • Using the proper equipment.
  • Setting the tone and energy during introductions.
  • Creating a sales table and taking donations.
  • Having the proper supplies to give the guests.
  • Create an agenda to follow.

Quotable Moment:

"The choreography that has to take place at an event is super critical for you. If you don't have a checklist, if you don't write things down, you just forget about it."

"You have to train the audience how to buy. You have to train sales."

"Choreograph the content based on the results that you're trying to get."

Other Tidbits:

Dave goes into great detail on setting the stage, energizing the room, team member construction and much more. He sets the bar and challenges you to get out of your comfort zone by hosting your own event and maximizing your profits at the same time!



Speaker 1:   00:00     Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here is your host, Dave Woodward,

Speaker 2:   00:17     right everybody. I was recently at a dear friend of mine's event and want to kind of talk to you about vet choreography. So recently I was actually attending day the end of Derek's dream 100 con and if you don't know Dana, Dana is. There's not a guy who gives more of himself to everybody more than data. This is a guy who is a last funnel hacking live. He won our inner circle member of the year because he literally just gives and gives and gives and gives and gives to anyone and everybody I. he's also been known as the guy who's literally have had books that sell for 2000, 4,000, 2000 and $5,000 for a book. This is a guy who knows his stuff. He is totally on top of his game and one of our two comma club award winners, the nicest guy in the world you'll ever meet, also known as the goat farmer.

Speaker 2:   01:03     A dear friend of mine and a guy I just am so impressed with everything that he's doing and he's just always out there giving, giving, giving, giving. And so I had the opportunity of just flying out there with a wrestling with melanie to wrestle with speaking at his event. And it was fascinating for me to, to see how all of us have our own strengths and when you do something new, it's new and if you don't have instructions or guidelines, it's kind of like, oh shoot, what do I do next? And so what I want to do is kind of go through some things. Um, as I was watching an event unfold, uh, the pros, the cons, and almost kind of create a checklist for you guys. If you're ever going to do a live event, things you need to be aware of. So first of all, I've, I've literally been going to events for at least the last 15 years and prior to events even before that, uh, most of the time when I first started, that was basically going as an attendee.

Speaker 2:   01:57     Uh, recently since then I've done my own events. I've done obviously a ton of events from funnel hacking live and events for click funnels. And there is, it's always fascinating for me to, to see the different things that have to take place. And I want you to understand there's an, there really is a choreography. It's like a dance that takes place whenever you're going to host an event. Uh, I saw the same thing when we went out two years ago to grant cardone's event with Russell. There is a guy, again, he's been crushing it for years, but it was his very first event and granted they were able to put 22, 2100 people in any event and literally less than 60 days, which was off the charts. Unbelievable. But there's certain things to get the maximum profit out of the event that you need to do.

Speaker 2:   02:40     So when I was at grant's event that first time, uh, we were talking about, well, do you have sales support staff there? It's gonna help us as far take an order for him. She's like, oh no, no, no, what were you. All we need is just rustled when it gets up, just sent, we'll have a booth out in the lobby considering we're not to the booth and they can, you can just swipe cards there. And I'm like, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, Whoa, no, you cannot do it that way. There is a psychology that takes place. Any event. And they said, oh yeah, okay, then we'll, we'll get you support. No problem. Well I got there that first time and I was like, where's all the support? And they're like, well, we got like two people for you. I'm like, no, no, no, no. You've got an audience of 2100 people were expecting on selling 20 to 30 percent of his audience.

Speaker 2:   03:22     And they're like, what, what, what do you mean? How do I just totally baffled they're mind. Fortunately Alex and Layla for Mozu were there and a Adam t came up and had a couple of other people. We literally have had like six people who just manhandled this crazy, crazy event and we ended up doing, you know, I think $800,000 out of the event and just blew, blew away grants whole team. They're like, I've never seen this done in grant was like, okay, there's something to this, so my only reason telling you this is I want to make sure you understand I'm speaking from having been to a lot of events and seeing what works and what doesn't work and the choreography that has to take place at an event is super, super critical for you. So some of the main things, and again, a lot of stuff, you're gonna go, oh yeah, yeah, of course I'll do that, but if your don't have a checklist, if you don't write things down, you just forget about it.

Speaker 2:   04:16     And it was so fun being there with Dana because some things just kind of forgot. It was like, oh shoot, I forgot about that and I want to make sure you guys are aware of this as you're pulling stuff together. First of all, I'm always make sure that the doors are not just open and people can randomly come in. This needs to be an event. It has to be something where music is playing and it's gotTa. You have to control the energy of a room. The energy of a room is one of the most important things you'll ever have happened at a live event. So you've got to make sure that the doors are closed, that there's pent up demand that people are standing outside waiting to get in. And again, if you have VIP is you always want to let your vip stand first and gives them that first opportunity to feel like I'm special.

Speaker 2:   04:58     I'm, if, if you're going to be in a situation like with grants, he was selling different types of tickets, um, where there was a section for vip section for general admission is section four a platinum. Make sure that those are roped off. There's people guarding those seats. No one else gets them. So they, these people feel special and feel like this is their thing. I'll make sure that when the doors open, people are being greeted, that there's a ton of energy, high fives, things are going on, and that the music is very, very high intensity music. Um, it, and it needs to be loud enough to make sure you get people's attention. You don't want to have just something subtle plan in the background when people are talking. You want to basically control the room. And so as people come in, that's going to be one of the very first things.

Speaker 2:   05:44     You want to make sure that happens. The other thing is you've got to make sure that the stage presence is, is real and legit and is somewhat uninspiring. Um, again, I please understand what I'm talking about, Dana. I'm not picking on. He's a dear friend and we had a ton of fun just working with them to make some tweaks out. One of the things you have to understand is if you're going to host an event and you're expecting to sell at the event and make money at the event, it's got to look right, and one of the things that really truly matters is the stage itself and the lights and the projector. You've got to make sure that you have a very, very high lumen projector and a these days. If you're playing video, ideally it's an hd projector. You got to make sure that when you're taking a look at this kind of stuff, that the screen connect screens are really weird as far as sometimes you can have a projector and even though the projector is really good that the screen is, is gray and it doesn't reflect well enough, it basically absorbs the color.

Speaker 2:   06:43     And so you want to make sure that, that you've got a very high intense ca projector and the screen will receive the light that's being projected on it and that doesn't dim it. Uh, with that said, the other things you want to make sure is, as far as microphones, there's nothing more frustrating for people if they can't hear what the person's saying. So you've got to make sure that the mix, you'll always bring literally a ton of extra batteries. These microphone batteries, they just get consumed like crazy. I don't know what it is. They'd go dead. It's so make sure you've got extra mix and they have extra batteries. Uh, make sure that you always want to have like Lisa Lav mic, if not a headset mic where the person who's speaking doesn't have to actually hand hold the mic. Also, make sure that the introductions of these people, the introduction for ever speaking on your stage is massively critical.

Speaker 2:   07:34     It's got to be an introduction where the person comes out with massive credibility. You do not want the person having to all of a sudden start to spend the first two, three, four, five minutes of their time trying to energize the room and trying to get the energy level up. Because realize, as people are listening, they're gonna. Everyone vibrates at a different level and the energy that you bring on an introduction, we'll set the tone for how people actually respond to that. Um, another thing as you're taking a look at a, if you're going to have a q and a, there's a couple different ways of doing q and a's. I've seen it done both ways. Uh, Mike runners is one way. The other way is actually just having a in like two of the aisle in each one. One of the aisles just having a mic stand and have a mic stand there specifically just for the q and a.

Speaker 2:   08:21     So what it does is it allows you as the, as either as the speaker or as the host to know how many questions people actually have. And then you can cut people off as well. So know what, we're only taking two more questions that way. More people don't get behind the line, otherwise you've got these random got random people always getting up or people trying to run back and forth or you're throwing boxes. Uh, you know, Mike Boxes. So you want to make sure that you're controlling that room on the very first day. One of the things we've found that works extremely well is you have to train the audience how to buy and when you're trading an audience how to buy some of the things that matter. You got to know, you've got to let them know where to actually go to buy and we typically will always have to believe in the back of the right of the room or in the center of the room is the actual table where we are.

Speaker 2:   09:08     That is where sales take place. You have to train sales and on the very first day I always recommend you have have some sort of charity type of donation where it, first of all, it helps people, makes them feel good about contributing to something else. It also trains them on where to go to actually submit their order forms and I know people are. I go back and forth, people will all the time said, Gosh, you know what? You guys are a technology company. You guys should just have order forms. They just go online and do the order form online or create an APP and do it that way. In fact, it grant kronos last event down in Mandalay Bay, everyone, they had all the speakers, they want all the speakers do it on an app and I'm like, no way, no way. I won't do an APP I want.

Speaker 2:   09:50     I want people to see other people coming and creating this whole stage rush or the back of the room rush where there's social proof from that you don't see on an APP. You don't see social proof. There's no urgency, there's no scarcity. You'll always think, I will do it later, so I highly recommend that you always spend the time to make sure that you have order forms printed. You want to make sure that the what they're buying is clear on the order form and that the credit card and the information is there as well. If you're putting in phone numbers in a or even on email addresses, I highly recommend even put the little boxes in so it slows people down. Otherwise they write real fast and you can't see it. So the boxes I've seen it actually slowed people down to get him more, to print a little bit more legible.

Speaker 2:   10:34     Uh, the other thing is please pay attention to when people are coming in. You want to make sure that you have a notebook and pens available for people. Don't assume that people are going to come to an event with a notebook and a pen. Uh, we actually, when we did a grant cardone's Tedx event, we actually stuffed pens into every single seat pockets. Again, we're, I'll talk more about that event later, but just realize you've got to make sure that people have a pen because you want them filling things out, especially order forms. So make sure that you always give them a pen and with that, give him a notebook. A lot of people always ask me about, well, what about the agenda? And we have an agenda all the time. I'm a huge believer if you're going to have an agenda, it's basically it starts today at 8:00 and it ends at 5:00 and that's how they need to know when to get in and when to get out.

Speaker 2:   11:23     A last thing I want is people picking and choosing which speakers they're going to listen to and then going out and doing their own business. I want them to know that, hey, I you dedicated time, you took time away from your business to come to our event. I want you to hear at the event it's, we spent a ton of time making sure that people have, are getting a lot of value out of it, but I want to make sure that they're, they're getting that kind of stuff. Another thing is understand that, um, when you're, when you're looking at at lunchtime, seen people go a couple different ways on this and sometimes people are like, you know what, we're just going to go right through lunch and people can take their own breaks or you don't. We've got 2000 people in a room and we're getting them a half hour for lunch.

Speaker 2:   12:04     Those things, they just don't work. So you need to really, you've got to look at your outline, your and your. And again, this is choreography. You've got to know what does the hotel actually have available. If you were to send 100 people down to the restaurant, can they take care of that? Could they take your $500? Do you need to actually have brown bags brought in for them? Or if you're going to send people out, what are the restaurants nearby and how long is it going to take them to go to the restaurants and come back? Uh, it was kind of fun. Funny Dana. It was like, oh shoot, I totally forgot about lunch and the rest are really. Didn't have half as much to kind of take care of him. So he just told everybody, you know what, why don't you guys all at this time just order uber eats and they can bring their lunch to you.

Speaker 2:   12:43     Which again, I love Dana because he's so quick on his feet. He's like, Oh crap, I forgot that. Well, this is how we're gonna. Take care of it, but be aware of those types of things. The other thing is understand when it comes to selling these days, people don't like to go to events to be pitched the whole time and so you really need to identify who are you going to be, your key speakers who are going to sell and then who are your speakers are gonna, provide massive content and you want to make sure that you choreograph the content based on the results that you're trying to get and usually if you're having a vet, you're going to sell something as well, so if you're selling something, you want to make sure that the other speakers are are basically amplifying your message as far as the need of what it is that you're going to be presenting or what you're gonna be selling.

Speaker 2:   13:26     I'm one of the things that I find is super critical and especially when you're first getting going, you don't spend that much time and that is the amount of of team members that you need adding me that. So you're always going to need to have. I'm. I don't care if you. If your event is a hundred people or more, you need typically at least three, if not four team members there to support you. You need one team member who literally supports you the entire event, their jobs doing nothing else, but to make sure that you are stress free and everything is going perfect, and so it literally is your assistant, your assistant at the event where they have no other responsibilities to do whatever it is that you ask them to do. Whenever it is that you ask them to do it. Some things you wanna make sure is that you've got water for your speakers up on stage.

Speaker 2:   14:11     You want to make sure that you're super hydrated yourself. These events are exhausting and you've got to make sure that you have everything that you need. Um, the other team members are going to be team members who are going to be there basically welcoming people when they first come in and there'll be team members who were there to support the sales process, uh, taking order forms. There'll be there to, for questions. They're there to run the mix. If you're running mics, you typically, again, I can't stress the importance if you're going to put on event, you're going to spend a lot of money because you want to generate a lot of money out of this and so be aware of those kinds of things. Some of the other things is you want to make sure that your order form is super, super. People know exactly what they're going to get, how they're going to get it, how it's going to be delivered, and if they have any questions about who they can reach out to.

Speaker 2:   14:59     I'm trying to think as far as anything else here I've got, uh, some of the main things I really, I can't stress enough is, is the technology and equipment that you have there, the music, the sound, the lights, the screens, all that stuff is highly, highly critical. Especially even far as backlights. You want to make sure that you've got back lighting and that the other things are for a speaker, they want to have a confidence monitor. A confidence monitor basically tells them because they've got monitored, they're projecting up onto a screen, whatever their slides are, they need a confidence monitor in front that tells them how, what is their slide there on and what's the next slide. I've seen a lot of confidence monitors where it's just a slide line there and even though they know their presentation, they. It's stressful when you're up in front of people, you're like, oh crap, I forgot what's the next slide, so make sure you have both on a confidence monitor at the bottom where it's just for the speaker to see what their current slide is and what's.

Speaker 2:   15:53     What's the next one going to be? In addition to that, you want to make sure you have a countdown timer there that people see the speaker sees no one else does and is counting that down because you want to stay on schedule. There's nothing more frustrating than getting way behind because what happens is the only person that's gonna hurt most is going to be you. So anyways, those are a couple of different things. Again, Dan did such an awesome job. I was so proud of him. The thing I love about Dana is he was out there just crushing it and, and just did it all without even worrying about anything else, but just making it happen. So take action. Put together an event. It's I highly recommend you will find out more about yourself putting together your own live event than you ever imagined. So I have an amazing day.

Speaker 2:   16:34     Again, thanks so much for listening. If you don't mind, I would love any comments you have. If you're liking this content, feel free to send me a facebook message, pm me, or send me an email [inaudible] dot, or obviously I'd love the comments or go on to itunes and rate and review this. I really, I'm trying to find out if this is the type of content and the value that you would like to receive. We're coming up on 250, 300 episodes now and I want to make sure this is the format that's really working for, for you guys who are spending the time who were dedicated to listening to this. So please, I appreciate the feedback. I literally, when I read every comment, I read every email and I just want to know, so thanks again and have an amazing day. We'll talk soon.

Sep 5, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Bedros Keuilian:

Bedros Keuilian is a best-selling author, speaker, and business consultant. He is the founder and CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, one of the nation’s fastest growing

Franchises. Talking about his upcoming book launch, Man Up, Bedros gives insight into his journey through entrepreneurship and what he has learned.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Running A Business vs. Running A Hobby: (6:20)
  • The Concept Of Leading Yourself! (10:45)
  • The Business Not-To-Do List: (23:49)
  • What Are The 6 Pillars Of Entrepreneurial Leadership: (33:00)

Quotable Moments:

"It’s not a light switch, it’s a dimmer switch; sometimes it goes up, sometimes it goes  back down. And over a 3-5 year period, I became an effective leader."

"You are not going to build an empire with a group of employees. You are going to build an empire with an effective team around you."

"Create an environment where your employees don’t want to let you down."

Other Tidbits:

Bedros elaborates on the 6 Pillars of Entrepreneurial Leadership he has discovered along the way and how they apply to businesses in general.

He discusses the ups and downs he encountered along his journey and how he dealt with adversity.

Bedros enlightens us on his 5 percent rule!



Speaker 1:     00:00           Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Every welcome back

Speaker 2:     00:18           funnel hacker radio. I'm your host, Dave Woodward. Today I am so excited. I have a dear friend. I have. I've watched this guy, his ups and downs, and this is a man who I am so honored to have on this podcast. It's A. We've been trying to get this thing scheduled for awhile now and his scheduled, my scout does didn't meet. He's the author of a cool, crazy, amazing book that's coming out this September called man up, how to cut the bull crap and kick butt in business and in life. And for me, it's honestly, first of all, fueling welcome to the show. Well, thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much, Dave, for having me. And, uh, I'm, uh, not only a big fan of yours, but also what you and Russell and the whole team there click funnels have created because we are adamant users of the click funnel product for us.

Speaker 2:     01:02           Obviously we appreciate that for those of us who may not be familiar with Pedro Ceo, he's basically built a massive empire in the fitness business and he's got tons of different businesses. But one of the ones I'm, I love the most is just fitness a fit body. Boot camp's a as on track year to have 2,500 franchises by 2022 and has been just crushing it. He's a guy who's a massive leader, is, owns a ton of interest in other private companies. But the thing I'm most excited about as far as bringing bedrooms back on my podcast is this is a man who actually walks the talk. This is a guy who has been through a lot of the entrepreneurial battle. Uh, you know, we were talking just briefly about this whole idea of having a Gary Vaynerchuk and our, our big Guinness World Book of Records thing last year. You know, Gary talks all about hustling and stuff, which, yes, there's an element of that.

Speaker 2:     01:52           The part I like most about this book and most about you bedrooms is there's hustle, but you have this amazing ability to keep a balance with your family and we're talking about your son Andrew and your daughter chloe and Diana and, and just the, your ability as an entrepreneurial leader to run a company that is Ben Again, Inc. Five hundred last two years, a fastest growing franchises by ink as well. I mean, just your accolades go on For miles and miles, but I think the part that's the most exciting thing for me is you're the real deal and that's not always the easiest thing to find in business when you take away all the instagram and the facebook and everything else. When it comes down to it, you're real. And I appreciate your friendship. And I remember, I think it was, um, interest. We were at a, you're a fitness business summit in la jolla and we're out in the mastermind. Yep. So we were there again, I was there learning how to run a mastermind from big grows and as bedrest was we went across the street and we were sitting there at the steakhouse after all was said and done and you started talking about this book is man

Speaker 3:     03:00           up idea and what you're going to go through and if you don't mind, if you could just kind of tell people, first of all, for those of you guys are listening, you have to understand this book is, is really the history and the life lessons of having a massive business literally almost stolen away from him at three year journey of regaining it back and I wanted to bring them on the podcast right now because everything he talks about applies to you and your business from the leadership standpoint to your own individual self. And so metrics, if you don't mind just kind of dive in here. I again, I love the book. One thing that I want to talk to you about. First of all, I've been talking to her. Let me give you a breath of fresh air so you can actually say something before I have you got so many questions.

Speaker 3:     03:39           I'm gonna ask you. Well, let me just tell you this and, and with all the compliments that you gave and I appreciate that and we're dear friends. There was a time in 2011, 12 and part of 2013 that I felt like such a hypocrite and an imposter in my position as founder and ceo fit body bootcamp because while fit body boot camp, we started fit body bootcamp in 2010. We franchIsed in 2012 and in a very short period we've grown to now almost 700 locations and our goal is to get to 2,500 locations and we're on pace for that. In 2012, 2013 men, we were losing more locations than we were gaining. I had gained almost 40 pounds of fat I was taking every evening. I was taking nyquil and a vicodin to go to sleep and when I would wake up in the morning in order to get out of my mental fog from the nyquil than vicodin, I would take adderall and some kind of pre workout.

Speaker 3:     04:37           just just function. I had massive resentment towards my towards my employees. I had this, this functional adversarial relationship with my business partner in fit body bootcamp at the time and I hated my life and I felt like I was a true imposter and I realized in that time, and this was when I had about six or seven employees. I realized in that time that dude, you're a bad leader. I was just an ineffective leader. And for years I was a marketer. Now as a marketer, you and I know dave, that, hey, you know what? If you've got a good product or service and you can create a funnel and run ads to it and make that funnel produce money, then you're doing good. And as things go on, you might then grow your business where you get to second or third employee to deliver more support or service or help out with a sales process.

Speaker 3:     05:29           But what happens when you actually look at your business and you go, gosh, I've got the potential to build a 20, 3,100, $200, million dollar company and then you go, I'm going to do this. So I knew that fit body bootcamp can become 100 million dollar company. What I didn't realize was I was literally putting a supercharger on a 79 toyota pickup, which was a car that I actually owned and I expected the supercharger to perform to make this car perform when really the car did not have the capabilities to the leader myself. So I had a business that had potential of 100 million a year, but the leader was so weak, so Ineffective that I literally almost went out of business and almost destroyed my marriage and my family life. And so, um, it was a product of that that I decided that I need to figure out how to become an effective leader.

Speaker 3:     06:24           And over the next three to five years, people always asking me, you know, so what's the secret to, to leadership? I hear your book has six pillars of leadership. If you can just tell me that I can become a better leader. It's not a light switch. I always tell people it's a dimmer switch that goes up. Sometimes it goes back down and over a three to five year period I became an effective leader. Now I wrote the book so that I can help people ascend to their leadership role faster, more efficiently. Um, but really that's where it started. Man. I was a hypocrite and an imposter. And today I'm a better version of the leader that I'm going to become. It's still a work in progress, but my company's numbers show for it.

Speaker 2:     07:05           I love it. So you actually just have you introduce yourself. You did so much better than I did. I know what I want to ask though. I really do want to address what you just talked about and that is this whole idea as far as being a hypocrite or the imposter because one of the things we hear a lot in a lot of entrepreneurs, I mean I've done it myself where it's like, you know, I'm going to fake it till I make it and if you don't mind, if you kind of expound on this whole idea is yeah, there's an element of faking it till you make it, but also how do you get out of that, that feeling of being the imposter or the hypocrite and actually starting to run a real business versus just a hobby.

Speaker 3:     07:38           Yeah. And you know what? There is some valid need to fake it till you make it. And what I mean by that in one of my favorite movies, catch me if you can, which was the story of tom hanks was in it and also the dicaprio writing. This guy was a con artist and tom hanks was the fbi agent and in real life the con artist, just like in the movie, taught at a university level class. Like for an entire semester, and he, he, he taught, he gave quizzes, he gave tests and you get grades and once they caught this guy in real life, they said, listen, you're a con artist. We know how you, how you were able to con people out of money and get on airplanes by conning people, but how did you

Speaker 3:     08:23           con your way into being a professor for an entire semester? he goes, all I had to do was be one chapter ahead of all the other students in the class and he was just teaching a chapter ahead and he was reading the same book that they were, but he was a chapter ahead and so to me, faking it till you fake it till you make it is that you're doing it, but you're just barely ahead of the people that you're either teaching or selling to or servicing. There has to be a. The next level comes

Speaker 3:     08:53           when you have to be truly demonstrate proof, demonstrate proof. For example, we'll use russel as an example, like one of his first products, the old potato gun that he created, and then he created an ebook that teaches you how to make your own potato gun. Well, that's great. He made the potato gun. He had fun with that. He goes, hey, people are actually searching out how to make potato guns. I might as well make an ebook out of it and sell it and make some money. I'd say that was fake it. You make it like that was a. We all bump into that accidental entrepreneurial spirit and oh my gosh, people are actually paying me for this, but then as time goes on and he writes his books and he goes into many different ventures with click funnels, like now this is a leadership position that he's in.

Speaker 3:     09:32           He's leading a company. He's having to look forward. He's looking to communicate. He's. He needs clarity of vision so the entire team can be on it. He must be decisive because between competition and between marketing and between the economy and the opportunities available, all those things can shift and a strong leader must be decisive and pivot because indecision costs entrepreneurs more time, money and market share than making the wrong decision, and so yes, we all start off as fake it till you make it, but at some point we have to grow into our entrepreneurial skin and be willing to take bigger risks, have those tough conversations and communications, have even greater clarity of vision, be super decisive and go from having a group of employees to a high performance team who is on board with the vision of what clickfunnels, where click funnels is headed and knows that we have to execute this plan because it's us against them. A team team member has an us against them mentality where employees just simply want to come in, clock in a little late, clock out, a little early, do the bare minimum, and off they go. Right? I mean, you're not going to build an empire with a. With a group of employees. You're going to build an empire with a, an effective team around you.

Speaker 2:     10:46           I love that. You know, when the, I, as I was going through your book, man up the, we talked about these six pillars of entrepreneurial leadership and you kind of broke it down into three different sections and leading yourself. That was such a cool section as far as. So often we talked about leading as a team leader and you're kind of alluding to the fact as far as what russell is doing a leading yourself. For me, it was such a foundational thing. I think a lot of people, they kind of skip that. Oh yeah. I'll do that later if you don't mind. I'd like to kind of talk a little bit about this whole concept as far as leading yourself,

Speaker 3:     11:17           you know, and in the six pillars of course, and the six pillars or this self discipline, it's clarity of vision, meaning what do you want your company to go and by when and what's the path. So vision is all about what do you want and when do you want to buy? Um, and of course then there's decisiveness. There's effective communication, there's emotional resilience because lord knows as entrepreneurs, we go through some emotionally challenging stuff that other people simply wouldn't understand. The risk and the exposure that We put ourselves against, and of course the sixth and final pillar is having a high performance team to help you execute your vision, but you know that self discipline piece, the leading yourself is so important. Most leaders, bosses, founders, ceos, whatever you want to call them, believe in this top down leadership meaning I will say, and you guys will do, and that's that, and that is called I call that half to leadership.

Speaker 3:     12:10           Your employees or team, they feel like they have to do it. Otherwise they're going to get reprimAnded or yelled at, possIbly fired the leader who's more of a servant leader, who practices what he preaches or what she preaches and his self discipline, which is why self discipline is pillar number one. Leading yourself leads by example says, you know what? Here's what we have to do and here's what I want you to do, and the team wants to do that because they see that the leader is authentic. So self discipline comes from do the work first. If you expect them to show up on time, you show up on time. First you expect them to be ready during meetings, be ready first. If you expect them to be clear in communication, you better communicate more clearly. If you expect them to do the marketing effectively, you better be clear on how you want them to market and how much of a cost of lead should be in and what are we looking for by will conversions and lifetime value of a client.

Speaker 3:     13:02           BecAuse the moment you're unclear in any of that, your team goes imposter, hypocrite, and all of a sudden you're half to leadershIp instead of the one to the one true leader. If your team goes, you know what, I want to do this for him or her because I believe in his or her vision and I want to do it for them. That's so much better. My team hates letting me down. They'll take getting written up by our two vps over letting me down like, okay, great. WrIte me up. Just make sure he doesn't find out. I'll never do this. Over again, because I've been so lucky, so fortunate to create an environment where they don't want to let me down and I remember when I worked at disneyland man, I worked at disneyland, dave for six years and there was a. I had, I had two supervisors in the carnation cafe restaurant that I worked in.

Speaker 3:     13:49           One's name was cathy, one's name was doug. Kathy. Kathy did not practice the leading herself. she always came into work. This sheldon as she Was our boss, I was a fry cook at carnation cafe and twice a day. Carnation cafe was literally the busiest restaurant on the planet because when I worked there it was on main street and the main street electrical parade would go twice a day and that restaurant, we had a line around the building and we were just just bursting at the seams of people wanting to sit there and watch the prayed while they ate and so kathy would come and you need to do this and the food's not at a minimum of 140 degree and you guys are are, you know, there's a stain on your, on your chef whites. And she would always point point, point, but we would notice that she would come into work a little late.

Speaker 3:     14:34           She was always just shoveled, always unprepared. If we had a meeting with her before our shifts started, half the time the meetings will get canceled and so she was poorly self disciplined and so we had no respect for her. Then there was doug when doug was our shift lead and he was this six foot five heavy said bellowing man. And he would walk in here, this cajun accent. He would walk into the restaurant, carnation cafe. Well, what can I help you with boys? And we say, well doug, we need more help on the window. We're pumping out food but we can't get it up on the window fast enough. No worries boys. And he fLipped his tie over his shoulder and he put on the chef gloves and off he went to helping us. And when doug work for us, we didn't care about taking our break.

Speaker 3:     15:15           We all we wanted to do was make sure we get the food out on time so the service can deliver it to the table. And give the guest experience that disney is known for. When kathy was supervising us. Man, it didn't matter if the electric prayed was happening. Oh, break time. I got to go because you Just didn't want to perform for kathy. The difference between doug and cathy was doug, walk the walk and talk the talk. Like he was in there early. He helped us prep when it was time for us to close. He wasn't just up there doing paperwork. He was down there cleaning with us. He didn't have to be, but we felt so indebted to him and never wanted to let him down. and because of that self discipline that he had, because he worked up from the ranks, we never wanted to let him down where cathy was the opposite.

Speaker 3:     16:00           So self discipline is so important. So we're an entrepreneur is concerned. You can be looked at by your team is an imposter as a, as a hypocrite, just like I was by being unprepared, but expecting them to be prepared by being unclear, but expecting them to be clear. And So self really starts with what time do you wake up in the morning? You beat them up early enough to get the work done. Like every monday morning for the last five years, I send out a monday morning email to my team and it's only focuses on clarity of vision. Here's where we're headed guys. And then personal development tips and professional development tips. Because I know like me, they're human. They just came off a weekend. Maybe some people overrate, maybe they overdrInk. Maybe there was a fight in their relationship, maybe something a car accident had happened, maybe a family member got sick.

Speaker 3:     16:48           Whatever happened, guys, here's how you deal with adversity. You cope with what you have to deal with and you control what you can control and here's how you can use that and work to service our franchisees. But every monday morning I'm disciplined enough to wake up before them at 5:00 AM and send out my monday morning email. The day that I missed. That makes me a hypocrite. So we have to start with yourself first and then go into telling people what to do. Otherwise, we're seen as a, as an imposter by, by not only our team, but even our customers.

Speaker 2:     17:17           I love that. I know a russell. I joke around about it. Uh, I've never woken up as early as I am right now, so I'm trying to get this whole adonis looked at you. You were kind of like chiseled out of stone. So I'm trying to get to that same type of a luckier. So I've got hired a trainer and I met in the morning. I'm getting up and they're at the gym at 5:00 and it was kind of funny because russell always sit there talking about it and this whole idea of it's been interesting in the office now how many other people, because they're seeing our instagrams and everything else where we joke around about it because these were actually working at his gym. So since it's his gym, he comes in at six and I got to be there at five. But uh, it's been fun to see in the, in our office. How other, how many other people are now talking? Oh yeah, I got up to a 5:00. I'm working out, I'm doing this and and again it's, we never meant to come across as far as you know, you need to do this, but as you talk, as far as my leadership, even in your own personal life and personal life, leadership, it, it just carries over into your professional life so much. And so I appreciate that whole concept of, of leading yourself first.

Speaker 3:     18:20           Yeah, that's, that's a must and I think that's probably the most overlooked pillar in, in leadership because everyone says, you know what, alright, I'm gonna start communicating more effectively. I'm no longer gonna, hold things in. I'm not going to be approval seeking. I'm going to be more decisive, clear on my vision, and so they start saying do, do, do, but remember that the people are by what they're seeing, so they can't hear what you're saying because they're deaf. Invite what they're seeing. What they're seeing is un un sprint. Yeah. So we have to get discipline first, lead from the front before we can actually lead the team.

Speaker 2:     18:51           I love that. You know what? I was going through your titles of your books and the chapters there, and there's two that just jumped out at me. One is the five percent rule, so I want to talk about the five percent rule and the other one is you might have crowds. So those are the cliff hangers. Those are the hooks. So let's first of all talk about this on five percent rule and then we'll talk about you might have crabs.

Speaker 3:     19:14           Absolutely. and, and, and, and, and I go into great detail about this in the book, uh, but, but I want to give, give your viewers here, your listeners a really cool kind of visual. So imagine this. Imagine this. I had my first employee, her name was amanda, amanda. She was my assistant and I worked out of my guest house. This was over a decade ago. this is how the five percent rule came to be. And of course since I worked out of my guest house, um, I was close to the, to the home and my wife one day comes up to the guest house and says, dude, the sprinkler has sprung a leak. And as you're shooting up a fountain, like you've got to fix this thing now, keep in mind, I was in a place in my life where I could afford to call a plumber and having fixed the sprinkler pipe, but I'm a pretty handy guy.

Speaker 3:     19:59           And so dave, I just rolled up my sleeves and said, you know, honey, I'm going to go fix that. So I went to the garage, got some, the red hot, the red hot glue, um, my, my, my, my pipe cutters, some sandpaper and the pipe. And I went outside and start digging to find this sprinkler pipe that sprung a leak. Well, as it turns out, the day before I sent out an email to my small list of gym owners and I said, hey guys, I offer a year of coaching phone coaching for $5,000. Like at the time it was a smoking deal. Today we charge $50,000 for our coaching, but as $5,000 per year of phone coaching. And if you want me to help you grow your business, like I grew my five personal training gyms, then let's get on the phone. You know, let me ask you some questions.

Speaker 3:     20:42           If you're a good fit then I'd be more than happy to help you. So that was the email and the whole idea was they would call amanda. She would, if I was free, she'd put them on the phone with me if I wasn't freezing scheduling with a call. And so I'm, I'm downstairs, I'm elbow deep in mud and amanda comes running downstairs and she goes, dude, I've got a phone call for you. This person's totally qualified. There's no point in putting him in your calendar because he says he wants to sign up right now. I'm like, great, let's do this amanda. But I've got mud all over me. So you've heard me close many of a many of our coaching calls before. So we just take them through the page, get his credit card information and set up the first call for tomorrow. Are you sure?

Speaker 3:     21:23           Yes, I'm sure. Go do it. And there I was again, being poorly disciplined and delegating instead of doing what I should have been doing and it's in my five percent. Well amanda went up there. God blessed her. Did the best she could and actually talk the guy out of the sale and back then man, $5,000 was was I was like $500,000 to me. That was a lot of money to me. Like I knew we needed that money. We had just moved into this house and while we've got a guest house for the first time, but every penny counts. And I'll be very honest with you, dude, this was when you could still buy a home on stated income. Autonomy crashed. So it was probably more like 12 years ago and so pretty much lied to the mortgage company. I make $30,000 a month. Dude, I hadn't made more than $15,000 a month and that's in revenue.

Speaker 3:     22:11           My profits were even less like a true entrepreneur. Let's move in there and we'll figure it out. So we moved in there on stated income. I needed that five grand and of course she lost a sale and that was that. And in that moment I realized I could have paid a plumber $25 to fix that pipe and I could've worked on with my five percent the critical few things that move the needle. And for me, my five percent is to delegate, motivate, and sell. And so what I did is I pass the baton over to her. Instead of doing what was in my wheelhouse, my zone of genius, which was to sell. I should have stayed in my five percent today. I want to do anything outside of my five percent, you know, at the house, a light bulb's burnt out. My wife knows to go right to marlin or house manager and she knows how to change a light bulb because if you tell me I'm just going to stare at it.

Speaker 3:     22:53           I don't know how to do it, but I'm not gonna do it because that time could be better spent with family or by creating more financial wealth for us. And so, you know, pipes broken, everyone knows what to do. My five year, I haven't been to a grocery store for over six years. I don't pick up my dry cleaning, my car is don't get washed anymore by me. They get washed by people who just show up to the headquarters here and wash the cars, but all those things keep me focused, so I work eight hours a day in my zone of genius, my five percent, which is to delegate, motivate himself, and the competing ceo of a franchise says, you know what? I'm not afraid of hard work. I'm going to work eight hours a day and do everything. He's writing payroll checks, reading p and l reports, and he's changing out light bulbs.

Speaker 3:     23:31           Who's going to get ahead over the next 12 months? Obviously meat, but that was the most expensive lesson that I learned is that as entrepreneurs, as leaders, you have to work in your zone of genius on the five percent of the things that you need to do that move the needle. The other 95 percent you outsource a competent team members. I love it. I know we've talked a lot about this. You and craig and I about this whole idea as far as a not to do list. If you don't mind, kind of expand on this because people, I mean they go sheets and sheets deep onto do lists, help people understand what is this not to do list. you mentioned a couple of things there, but what are the types of things do you do and then with that, if a person doesn't have money to hire all that, who's the first hire?

Speaker 3:     24:09           They should get a very good question. So the nod to do list is I look at it as non negotiables and these are things like for me, I won't. I won't go to the dry cleaning. I won't go and pick up lunch for myself. I have that brought in. I won't. In fact next time you guys were out here in southern California because the 24 hour fitness is three miles away from my house. I bought a warehouse and I built my own private gym and mile away so that I don't even have to go competing. I don't even want to wait in line for a squat rack or a bench press. I built my own 3000 square foot private gym and I justified it by saying it's a mortgage on that building is $7,500. I've got a $7,500 gym membership as far as I'm concerned, but it's clean, it's clean.

Speaker 3:     24:50           Every equipment is available when I'm there, the equipment instead of a broken and it's a bonus to my team members because they get the work out there in the mornings. We're after at the end of the day, so I won't do anything that creates time theft. That takes away time from me, my health, my finances or my family. Not necessarily in that order. So if it's grocery shopping, washing my car, going to the dry cleaners, driving too far. I believe every entrepreneur should have a two mile bubble. Your office, your home. In my case, starbucks sushi and my gym or all within those five things are within a two mile bubble and I think those two miles, it's unpredictable. I don't know what the freeway is going to be like. All of a sudden what I thought was gonna be a short drive, added 20 more minutes to my time.

Speaker 3:     25:33           I don't want that. So part of having this not to do list is going, what areas of my life are sucking away time, are creating time theft away from my time with my family, my ability to create wealth and significance and of course to work on my health. To me those are the big three areas and whatever those are, you have to ruthlessly chop those things out and they are non negotiable. It can't be like on weekends I'll wash the car because on weekends are my time with the kids or on weekends I'm flying out to speak at events and so you have to create your nonnegotiable list and then of course stick to it because so often people do want to start shoving other stuff into your list and you have to be the anger queen of saying no. Right? And so to me that, that's, that's a massive lesson that I learned.

Speaker 3:     26:21           I learned that it's okay to be a control freak. People out know was like a control freak and I said, oh gosh, that's a bad thing. It's got such a negative connotation. I want to be a control freak. Like dave, you can set your clock to me. You know I'm going to wake up between between five and 5:30 every single day. I'm not going to hit snooze, I'm going to have water and then coffee and then my protein shake. I'm going to go through my gratitude list as I'm playing with cookie. Might 95 pound massive, and then I'm gonna sit on my couch by around 6:30 7:00, work for two and a half hours on my magic time. The things that craig valentine taught me, you know the, the, the list that I do the night before that are going to move the needle, right?

Speaker 3:     26:56           my five percent and then by 9:00 AM I'm in my gym working out by 11:00. I'm here meeting with my two vps and then I do this kind of stuff, which is fun. This is like in my zone of genius. I can't have anyone of my team members sit here and deliver this message, but what I can have them do like a non negotiable for me just because I know how to use click funnels. It's so easy. You guys have made it easy to use, but my team uses that to build our book funnel to build every single funnels that we have. Just because I can doesn't mean I do it. So that's a non negotiable as well. And to me that's been a huge thing. Speaking of which, let me tell you about the crab story. You know, I was asking people, hey, do you have crabs?

Speaker 3:     27:31           And they go, why did I go? No, not, not in the way the, the year was 2005. Dave. And gosh, if it wasn't for my wife's grandparents, I would have never experienced this cruise. We went on, um, on holland America cruise lines, which is a really high end cruise line. We went on an alaskan cruise. Thankfully they paid for the entire family. And thank god I was married to my wife by then because I got to go on a seven day cruise to Alaska and man, I had barely been out of California at that time, let alone like, wow, we're going to Alaska, we get to see glacier, we get to go hiking. Are you kidding me? this foreigner doesn't do that. Right? And so one of the ports that we stopped at was ketchikan Alaska and at this point, you know, I've already started building my business.

Speaker 3:     28:19           I'm trying to figure out how to be an entrepreneur. Um, sometimes I would tell my friends or family members like this is my goal, and created a software product called high tech trainer and it's going to be on a palmpilot and gyms are going to buy it from you. They're going to have these palmpilots and handed out the clients. And now if you can't afford a personal trainer, the workouts are going to be on the palmpilot. And I would have some friends and family that were just, what are you sure? Is that going to work? This going to be expensive. I would even know about software. And they will start and then of course I would just go fists up and want to duke it out with them. And um, so there we are in ketchikan, Alaska and we're walking across the this rocky area that's parallel to the water and we're seeing all these crab fishermen casting out their nets and then waiting a little while and then pulling in their nets.

Speaker 3:     29:05           One gentleman had a five gallon bucket next to him was about this much water in it. And then in the bucket at the bottom of the bucket was maybe five or six crabs. And I was fascinated. I've never seen anything like this. So diane and I stopped and were watching him cast his net and pull crabs in or pull nothing in. And as we're watching him, I noticed that there's one ambitious crab crawling on all the other crabs and this little guy is starting to reach for the rim of the bucket to pull himself up. Now in the, in my head, one part of me is written for him like, hey, you can do this little guy. Get out there and go for freedom before this guy. On the other side, I want it to be a good samaritan, so I said, sir, you're about to lose a crab.

Speaker 3:     29:45           He's, he's trying to make an escape. I think you should put that lid on it. [inaudible]. There was a lid sitting on the ground and he goes, watch what happens next. So I'm watching them. This little crabs hoisting himself, starting to hoist himself up to the top of the bucket. All the other crabs at the bottom. Reach up, grab it by its hind legs and pull it right down. Dave, and I'm hitting my wife. I'm hitting you. See what's happening here because the guy goes, these crabs are self policing. I was like, oh my god. And I realized in that moment I've got crabs in my life. It's not that my dream and my vision and my hope for, for the software that is going to change. The fitness industry is unrealistic. It's the people around me are crabs and they are unrealistic and they're transferring their lack of ability and desire and willingness to take risks on me.

Speaker 3:     30:32           And so I literally got back from ketchikan, Alaska and I started just cutting away friends from high school friends who I new from, other places who were negative, toxic. Anyone who looked forward to the weekend and didn't look forward to mondays. That was one of my criteria. You don't look forward to on monday. We can't be friends now. I didn't of course call them up and say, hey, we can't be friends anymore. Your crab in my life where I slowly. Because people always asking me, no, wait a minute. You just cut them all out. I said, you know, you slowly phase yourself out. You, you replied to the text messages last you answer the phone calls less. And what I found was I created room for a better group. Have people around me who weren't crabs. So here I was trying to be an eagle, but I was hanging out with ducks and wondering why they're quacking, what I'm trying to soar.

Speaker 3:     31:17           while the truth is, once I cut out the crabs out of my life, it made room for egos like yourself and russell and craig ballentyne and frank kern and randy garn. And all these good people to come into my life and allow me to stand on their shoulders and allow me to take a peek into your business and see how I can scale my business or tell me. Yeah, you can do at vedros. in fact, I think you ought to set a higher goal. That goal isn't big enough. Like that's what I want to hear from my peers. Not. Are you sure you can do it? What if you lose money? and what if you. You ended up homeless.

Speaker 2:     31:46           Oh totally agree with you on that one down I think is probably the biggest problem. A lot of people when they start getting down this entrepreneurial road they face because a lot of the friends aren't entrepreneurs and they struggle with that and it's. I Actually had this conversation with my son chandler, who's a. I was in college actually, randy gardens working for skipio skipio to go do his own thing and all of his friends were like, you've got this great job and you why you doing that? And he's like, it's not what I want to do. And, and it was really cool because randy's partner nate was chandler, just go do what you want and I appreciate it again, date and randy's friendship, but just recognizing that sometimes you do have to kind of distance yourself from those people who are pulling you down and sometimes they don't mean to. It's their own lack of security themselves and they're like, I can't do that. So I doubt you could either. And so I, I appreciate that for sure. you know, and that's exactly the, they don't have their intentions

Speaker 3:     32:40           are well placed. I don't have any bad intentions. I just realized that they, they mean well for you, but they're passing along their insecurities, their transferring those feelings on you at that because they're friends. You do put more weight on what they said because you know they have the best interest for me. But in reality it begins to play this negative loop in your head while you're trying to do something positive. And those two things never work out. Well,

Speaker 2:     33:01           I totally agree. Well, last question here I really want to dive in on, and this is so again, if you don't mind, tell people again what the six pillars are. I also want to let them know where they can get the book, but so tell that first will be a little commercial break here, but they don't want to talk about the last one and we'll come back to that.

Speaker 3:     33:17           So good. So the six pillars of entrepreneurial leadership, a real simple, it starts with self discipline is pillar number one. Clarity of vision and clarity of path is number two, clear communication skills as number three, decisiveness, being able to make a decision and make it fast and course correct if it's the wrong decision is number four. Number five is emotional resilience. So many of us tend to react instead of respond, and oftentimes when you react, you leave a wake of destruction behind you instead of responding with clarity to a problem or challenge that entrepreneurs will have. And of course, finally doing away with the idea of having employees and only building a high performance team who can help you get to your outcome and your life and your business. And so in fact, the book now, it doesn't come out until September 18th. However, it's. It's on right now.

Speaker 3:     34:05           You can get it from amazon. You can preorder it. And what I'm doing for actually you're the first person I'm doing this for a click funnels. The first person people I'm doing this for is when they order this book right now from just forward your receipt to orders at [inaudible] dot com. Use forward your receipt to orders that And two months ago I created, I charged $2,000 a head, got 20 people into our learning center here and I did a one day entrepreneurial leadership workshop. And so I'm making a $2,500 course out of that. But if you send your receipt to, you'll get that course absolutely free. We'll just email you the login and the access to it as a giant bonus gift for getting onboard with the amount of movement.

Speaker 2:     34:50           Thank you. I really appreciate that. I. I need you to clarify one thing and that is I had a couple of people were asking say, well, does this work for women too?

Speaker 3:     34:59           Yes. Yes. That's a really good questIon. In fact, manning up doesn't work for women too. It's just mad up as a phrase that we've heard before. Hey man, up and go ask for that. Raise. Hey man. Up and go after the girl of your dreams are. And so the way I look at it is when you look at the word human human up, rIght? And I started to think about this again. I really do explain in the book and I go into great detail with anecdotes and stories of myself and many of my clients who were in the darkest of times as entrepreneurs and how we turn our business and our lives around. Because how you do anything is how you do everything. Like my health is connected to my relationship with my wife, which was connected to my, which is connected to my mindset, which is connected to my significance and impact I want to have on this planet.

Speaker 3:     35:42           No one thing. I can't be fat, sick and out of shape, but I expect to run a business at its full potential. Impossible. And so I started to think in in 2013, but you know what? As a human, I think I'm at the top of the food chain on this planet. I'm pretty sure as a human we are tOp of the food chain yet I'm going to be very honest with you, man. I had taco bell and del taco wrappers in my car for like three, four weeks ago. I had empty starbucks cups and soda cans and you would think that a hobo lIved in my car and I remember looking around in my car and being disgusted with myself. I'm like, wow, I'm living subpar. Like a. Like a dog doesn't even go poop in the area that it leaves. It actually walks away right?

Speaker 3:     36:25           Yet. Yet I had this junk. I had crap around me because I thought so little of myself, so if I'm a human and I'm top of the food chain, but I'm not living to my fullest potential and expectations, shame on me. I better start with self discipline and so I. That's where I started, was with my weight, with my health, with cleaning up things around me and when women always want to put anything man up on social media, every now and again, most women are totally on board with the movement because they understand. Matt up simply means stop making excuses, take control of your situation and rise to your fullest potential. but they go, well, you know, why can't we women up? I said, look, if you want a woman up, you can woman up, but at the end of the day I want you to human up because your top of the food chain is a human and when it's a human up, and so if the word man is in the name isn't the word human, we just need to man up to our greatest potential and if that means warming up and then so be it.

Speaker 3:     37:18           I love it. Well, it's a great book. Again, you guys get it or go to amazon right now and get it beFore it actually goes live in september. Um, my problem is I would love to sit and talk to you for hours because there's so many things I want to talk to you about on this book. So I know your limit on time. There's two different things. I'll let you kind of pick which one you want to talk about. Emotional resilience or else the glue that holds things together. Ah, let's talk about emotIonal resilience because this translates emotional resilience, translates into your personal life and your professional life. And at the end of the day I just want to give back. I'm like, I would have wanted someone to give to me when I was coming up as an entrepreneur and thank god I accidentally found my first mentor, jim franco, who was a personal training client of mine.

Speaker 3:     38:00           I was just complaining to him one day saying, well jim, I'm a personal trainer and a fry cook and a bouncer at a bar. I don't want to be a fry cook and a bouncer. I want to be a full time personal trainer, and he said, you know what, you're a horrible salesperson and I'm going to teach you how to sell, and he took mercy on me and he mentored me and so I figured if I could just pass that message along, mentoring someone else now so that they see the value of mentors and invest in him sooner than I did. It wouLd be huge. But emotional resilience is this. Oftentimes as humans, especially humans who have a business, you have competition because you're an entrepreneur. You have competition, you have regulation. Probably either a state regulation, federal regulation, if you're a supplement company or in my case, a franchise to the federal trade commission oversees us like, like we have an inhouse compliance officer overseeing everything we do.

Speaker 3:     38:50           Right? And so you know, just like people who sell stocks and commodities and all that stuff, and so you have competition regulation, you have taxes, you have people who might even try and steal your business idea and go elsewhere. You have the economy that might crash around you. And while you have advertising that you have to do and all these things cost stress, like nothing, nothing worse than sending a few ads on facebook and then getting a random disapproval message and then two weeks ago that same ad was running this week. That adds not no one's responding to you and you're just, you want to go nuts, you want to send a an all caps email with a lot of profanity to somebody in facebook and say like, what the heck is going on? I'm just trying to serve my industry, makes some money, and it has some significance.

Speaker 3:     39:32           Well, most of the time we tend to over react emotionally and, and here's where that comes from. And I was able to look inside me and react and I'm embarrassed to say the state, but there was a time and 2004, I was on a phone call with a customer who very quickly became a non-customer after my reaction, instead of my response, he said, you know what? I've downloaded this high tech trainer thing on my palm pilot, but it's not working as advertised now. At this point, we were in so much debt and we hardly making any money. I took it as though he was literally saying, you have an ugly child who's horrible human. I said that right, and truth be told I was burning the candle on both ends and I took it personally and instead of saying, well sir, let's talk about what operating system you have on your.

Speaker 3:     40:22           Because I did my own customer support on your palmpilot, et cetera. I just lost it. I'm like, what? You have no idea how long they took me to build a software. You have no idea how many people have to hire from India. And then they screwed it up. Then had to find people in United States and that I'm, as I'm talking and yelling, I'm just. I see my barometer go from yellow to orange to red and then I just started smashing the phone until all that's left is the court in my hands and I look over and there's my wife, like, what in the world just happened to you? Right? And that moment I said, can you believe this guy? The nerve that he would have to tell us this after we've taken six years to build a software and data that, um, well in hindsight years later I realized the guy was having a problem.

Speaker 3:     41:00           He's a paying customer. My job is to help them through a solution instead of reacting and taking it personally. I could have just responded effectively by saying, hey, you know what, why don't you want me to model of your palmpilot? Why don't you tell me, um, when you downloaded this thing, what version of high tech trainer did you download? And walking them through the steps. And so, but I realized were emotional reaction comes from, and I'm gonna share this with you and your audience so that we never do it again when we're born and we're babies, we're in a crib and it's the middle of the night. And being, uh, being a parent, you've had this happen. All of a sudden this baby just out of nowhere, it's just start screaming, holy murder. You just spring up your spring up and what's going on? Okay.

Speaker 3:     41:39           It's a new baby. Okay. Whereas mom, okay, we need to breastfeed or bottle feed. Got it done. All of a sudden the baby two hours later screams again, oh my gosh, what's going on? Oh, the baby has pooped themselves. Now we need to change the diapers. So the baby gets used to asking for things through emotional reaction. It's our job as parents, as they grow up, you go, hey, you know what? You don't have to emotionally react anymore. We've all been into the target or the walmart or the nordstrom's where we see this kid who's now eight, nine years old and having a temper tantrum, trying to get his way just like when he was a two month old baby. Right? And that's because the parents didn't spend the time to teach them how to phase out emotional reaction and phase in logical response like, you can actually talk now, son, so why don't you tell us what your feeling was?

Speaker 3:     42:26           That hunger pains, okay, you want food? Great, let's see how we can feed you. And so I realized that most of us never got past the emotional reaction phase of survival. And so even as adults, we believe that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Yeah, okay. That term exists, but the squeaky wheel also gets hated upon and has lost all trust and respect and authority. And so If you can just step back and go, what is this person across from me saying, is it a personal attack or are they just criticizing my business and product? Okay. It's a criticism of my business and product, not of me personally. If I emotionally react, I only have one thing I can do freak out and no one's gonna benefit. If I respond, I might have three or four options, so I'm going to choose to emotionally or to effectively respond strategically, respond with this answer because I think that's going to be the best and it's having the wherewithal as an adult to not react anymore.

Speaker 3:     43:21           Instead, take a step back, take a deep breath. Don't write that email and send it out. Write the email and just let it sit there and your drafts right? Or don't send that text message just because someone got flared up to right. But it's so easy to react, but it takes a pro. It truly takes a pro. the amateur reacts to the pro. We'll step back, assess the situation. It's not a personal attack. And even if it is, it's probably coming from a place of, of weird emotions that they're having. I'm not going to take it personally. Here's how I'm going to strategically respond. And anytime I've responded to a situation, I've been able to change the other person's perspective and get them to see the light when I've come to them with fists up. Well we've really duked it out. No one's one. And so one of the best quotes I've heard is you never want to argue with someone stupid because it will bring you down to their level and then beat you with experience. But I was pretty emotionally reactive per person and that would just bring people down down to my level and I beat them with just freaking out at them. And then of course they'd stopped doing business with me and they tarnished my reputation and I'd somehow blamed them again. But truly, if we can just manage our emotions and be more responsive instead of reactive, man, the world opens up with so many opportunities.

Speaker 2:     44:37           I love it will be. I get, I could spend all afternoon with you. I love being around you. I appreciate all the, all the wisdom, the value bombs you've been dropping for our audience here. Again guys, go check out [inaudible] dot com or go to amazon and get it there. Again, I appreciate your kindness and offering. It's huge. Twenty $500 course to our audience. That was kind of you. And any other parting words before we wrap things up?

Speaker 3:     44:57           Well, no, I just have to say this, that uh, and you know that when you first opened it up you said, you know, tell us more about self discipline, but everyone on here is going to have room to improve and their leadership skills. And I can tell you that the easiest path you're going to want to take is to become a better communicator or more decisive. We're trying to build a team or clarity of vision. Go back and look in the mirror, start with yourself. And when you can work from the inside out, the outcome that you get in your business and your success and your personal family life is, is monumental. And, and that's the one parting message I want to leave with the audience here.

Speaker 2:     45:32           I appreciate it. Thanks. We'll talk to you soon.

Speaker 3:     45:34           Appreciate it. Take care, dave.

Speaker 4:     45:36           Hey everybody. Thank you so much for takIng the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crushed through over 650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and, and get this out to more people. At the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, I only just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if you'd like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go To itunes rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Sep 3, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Andrew Warner:

Andrew Warner is the founder of Mixergy. Mixergy was created to help motivated and ambitious people learn from experienced mentors on the best ways to grow by sharing their expertise and experiences.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Incorporating Chatbots into your business? (2:55)
  • Tips and Tricks for businesses to stay authentic using chat? (12:15)
  • Other ways to utilize chatbots in an effective manner. (17:00)
  • How chatbots work and how are they available? (21:00)
  • What is the future for chatbots? (38:55)

Quotable Moments:

"Across the board, for every age group, people are spending more time using chat rather than email."

"Every chat platform is going to have to have a chat bot in the future."

Other Tidbits:

Andrew discusses the significance of having influential people at your access to help you start your new company.  Andrew goes in depth on the benefits of using Chatbots and gives fantastic tips on how you can incorporate them into your personal funnel.



Speaker 1:     00:00           Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Welcome to the show. We're so, so excited.

Speaker 2:     00:19           Have you guys here? This is a. I can't date outside of am to have andrew with us. I've been trying to get him back on her podcast for awhile and last time I was with him actually was at euro. Your Scotch dinner? Yes. For Guy who does it was. No, there was no dinner. It was. It was a thing, but chat, chat bots and Scotch. You don't even drink scotch, but you still attended. It was great. It was a ton of fun and you're a great host again for them because you guys who aren't familiar with Andrew, Andrew's got the most amazing podcast in the world. Mixergy, if you haven't been listening to, you definitely need to. In addition to that, he's got the coolest technology and stuff he's been doing. Probably I would say you're probably one of the pioneers in this whole chat Bot thing.

Speaker 2:     01:00           I mean, you've been around this for a long time. Oh, I've been so psyched about it. Yes. So we're going to dive facebook even allowed it before facebook allowed it. That's legit. Well, I, again, I can't tell you how excited I am to have you on this out. So for those of you in facebook land, we're going to be taking your questions and things, so please make sure you put your questions down below. And in addition to that, uh, will be stripping this as an audio. This is the first time we've ever done this where we're actually bringing celebrity specialists expert onto this and we're actually gonna be using this audio for a future podcast on funnel hacker radio. In addition to that, we've got some cool stuff we're doing with Andrew and Russell upcoming here real soon. So, uh, you'll have to stay tuned for that as well.

Speaker 2:     01:42           But Age, Andrew, welcome to the show. So excited to have you on here. So the reason that we switched to zoom at the last minute, we were like four minutes late. I know there's somebody who does not like to be late. The reason we're doing this is because I'm going to show everyone how easy it is to put makeup on my face in real time and switch it because of a chat bot. So I want to show that I want to show how I ordered beer within a minute to a seat at a baseball stadium. Just using a chat bot. You know, you just go to the chat, you say, I feel like a bud light. It says here's your, here's your apple pay. I double tap the side of my phone. I ordered a beer, I'm going to show you that and I'm going to show you how it actually fits in with click funnels and everything else that we're doing with bundles.

Speaker 2:     02:24           So I wanted to show the screen. You said Andrew, it's important you spend like 15 minutes making this first lesson from what you just got is. Those are some of the strongest three hooks I've ever heard any podcast. So thanks for setting the hooks, how good you know what and the reason I want to say that it's because some of it's going to be fun and really practical like for women to be able to see makeup on their faces, way better than looking on a on a phone screen and seeing a selection of it on models faces and I'll show you what that looks like and coming back to. And that's the future. Coming back to today, I'm going to show everyone how chat bots can help grow their funnels. How about we just start with that because I find that people don't. What a Chat Bot is, I want

Speaker 3:     03:00           to do something super concrete so we're all on the same page. Even those of you who are listening and not watching, I promise I'm going to describe everything that's on my screen. Here is what is on my screen right now. You can see that, right dave? Yep. Left side landing page on my desktop. Everyone listening to me probably understands this is a click funnels page. On the right side is my phone and on the left you could see that if we had a, a company that offered a yoga studio, they might say in the past, enter your email address to get the guide. I want to show you what it looks like if it's not, enter your email address, not type in your name, but instead press one button and not after you press the submit button, it goes into an inbox full of thousands of unread messages and a lot of anxiety, but the user gets an alert on their screen and they get the immediate gratification. So here's what's going to happen. I guess. Again, I'm going to describe this for the people who I know are just listening in and not watching.

Speaker 3:     04:01           So on the left, come on desktop, I'm shutting this off and I'm doing it again. Hang on the phone about doing stuff. The whole thing was supposed to hang on that one moment. That one moment that I set up. Okay, here we go. So on the left you could see landing page, user presses, just one button, no fields to fill in the button. Just says, send me a guide, and underneath it is the user's face and their name. As soon as they press it, look at what happens on the right side of this screen. Boom. You see that boom air. It is the user's promise to guide. As soon as they, they press the button there, phone alerts them and says, here's the guide. It says, welcome Andrew. Can I give you the pdf and teach you via this chat? These are presses a button that says yes, give it to me, and there it is.

Speaker 3:     04:46           The guide comes right in. Obviously this is a guy that I use for demonstration purposes, so it's going to be full of stock photography, but you get the picture. The user will get the guide instantly in their chat bot instantly there for them to read, to share with their friends to save for later and it right, and every time I send a message, their phone, we'll get another alert. There'll be brought back into facebook messenger. There'll be able to read it, interact with it, and get things like pdfs, get things like videos, get things like graphics, get things like files. That's what a chat bot is. Does that make sense guys? Absolutely. Loving it. I know we're looking at some of the questions and stuff down here. Yeah. If you see a question, just read it to me, but I want to make sure that James and miles and wendy and everyone else who's listening to us live is actually following through. If this doesn't make sense, if you guys disagree with this, don't just say, yeah, nice to. Nice to hear it, Andrew, but shoot at me. Disagree with me.

Speaker 3:     05:41           I think we're good. Good and date it. I'll tell you one of the big issues that people have when they see this, they say, well, Andrew, if you're saying that someone can easily subscribe to get my messages inside of Facebook Messenger, what happens if my doesn't have facebook messenger? My answer to that number one is one point 3 billion people use facebook messenger every month, every month, number one. Number two, you can collect an email address within this process. You could do it on the click funnels page or in the chat. It doesn't have to be an either or. You could say, you know what, I want to reach people in chat when there's something urgent and short message that I want to send them and collect their email address too so that when I have a longer form message I could reach them via email or maybe at some point facebook decides that they don't like chatbots anymore or they make my life hard.

Speaker 3:     06:33           I have their email address and I could still reach users. That way you don't have a question all the time. Real quick, Andrew, and that is how do I actually get the email from them? Is there any great that or do I have to actually ask for it? So we do two things. One is in some cases we just keep our standard click funnels landing page, the one that has a big button. When people press it, they enter their email address. It works for us. I don't want to mess with it. We leave it as is, but as soon as somebody hits submit and gives us their email address, the next page says, press this one button and I could also reach you via chat. So that's one way we combine it. The other way is what you see on your screen right here where we eliminate the request for an email address from the landing page.

Speaker 3:     07:14           The click funnels landing page just says, press this button and I'll send you the message via chat and one of the first messages that come via chat is, do you like this pdf? Would you like it sent to you via email? All they have to do is hit one button and their email address is passed into my crm and my software can start adding them to the list and sending the messages and the email address comes not from them having to sit and fat finger, type it in with typos and everything. But as soon as they press a button, facebook passes the authentic facebook email address into my email system. That's what we're talking about here through a little bit that we've, uh, we've done some testing on that and that, uh, the social email we find basically it's anywhere from 10 to 12 times greater response than some of the other stuff we get know people typing in different things.

Speaker 3:     08:01           So I think that's awesome. Oh, you mean the email address you get from social? Yeah. You know why that is. I had an email address that was because I thought anyone who wants to send emails, you just send it to mel at mixergy. Facebook came back to me and said, that is not an okay email address. I said, yes it is. It works. So no, that is not, it's a functional email address. So what's that? I went and I googled it. It turns out for many businesses, mail at is like a business wide email address, not a personal email address. Facebook super duper wants to make sure they reach me directly, my personal email address, the main one. And so they wouldn't let me get away with using anything other than the best email address I have. And so I now gave him a different email address, so facebook's putting all that effort to get email addresses. We might a little piggy back off of it. I love it.

Speaker 3:     08:50           Very cool. All right, so now we've been talking about what chat bots are. So from here this kind of go, how, how are people using these? You showed an example here as far as clickfunnels and and going into yoga and all that kind of stuff. What are some. Who are some of the big players who are using this stuff right now? So here's the good news and the bad news. The good news is the big players in marketing are not doing anything huge in it, which means that we have an incredible runway to jump in and lock in as many users as possible. Get my lock and get them to subscribe. There's, they have free to opt out anytime they want, but we have an opportunity to be the big players in this. You know, years ago I had an email marketing company and I remember this guy who was a superstar in the paper mail direct mail business with someone I admired forever.

Speaker 3:     09:38           I invited him into my office. The guy comes around to the twelfth floor of a of my business, five slash 75 Lexington avenue goes, this whole floor is yours, and he looks at me. I'm like 22 years old. And I go, yeah, this is how we run our business. He goes, what kind of business do you guys run? I know you wanted to hear about me, but what does this say? It's an email marketing business because email marketing built all this, how much revenue you guys do? I said, $35 million. He goes, we totally, totally missed the boat on email. Says, we've been doing so well with paper mail. We never thought to get into email and I knew it was big. I didn't know it was this big. So the same thing's happening here. The big guys and email marketing are going to miss this and new people, new, big players are going to come in and I think that's the power of this.

Speaker 3:     10:25           I love it. I think, uh, for me some of the main things, we're super excited. We were adding a Bot technology to our actually next empty. If it's going to be rolling out here next couple months. It's really one of the main reasons I wanted to have you on the show is to help people understand it's, this isn't. First of all, I kind of addressed the issue as far as is it just a fad or is this something that's here to stay? So it's addressed that one first. Okay. So that's a really good question. The thing that I try to ask myself is when I talked to my friends, do I use chat or email? If I'm using chat more and more, that's an indication of something. If I think about what do I like using more chat apps like I messaged which I use with my wife, like facebook messenger, which I use with some of my customers like slack, which we use with our developers.

Speaker 3:     11:13           If those are the fun ways that I enjoy engaging with people and email is the place I feel like I have to go back, that feeling I have to respect that this is what's in my bones and that this is an indication of the future, but I also want data so I went back to APP Annie App. Annie looks at all the apps that people keep on their phones and what they're most engaged in and I saw that across the board for every age group. People are spending more time in messaging than they are in an email except for people 45 and older. In which case email has a slight advantage but you can see it starting to wear out. So my feeling, my experiences were using chat more. The data's showing people are using chat more, especially younger people are using chat more than email and so we have to, as business people say, are we going to be stuck and say email's the only way to reach people or think you know what?

Speaker 3:     12:06           Email is a good way. It's working, let's not get rid of it, but maybe the future is chat and let's jump on board now. Let's learn it. Let's develop our audience there. That's the future. And so that's what I believe. I think chats the future. I think that's the part I liked the most is the personal aspect and people are always asking, well, as I don't want to get into a situation where people are angry because I'm sending them messages and as a business, how many messages are too many? How do I make it personal style so they still want to receive my messages so they don't unsubscribe for me. What are. What are the some of the tips and tricks that you've found that a business can use to actually still stay relevant and be very authentic and in Messenger orange out? You know, before I answer that, I'm going to ask you about the earphones.

Speaker 3:     12:48           What are you wearing? What is this? Uh, these are my favorites. These are, uh, are click funnels. Earbuds. Actually this is a, this was a gift from Russell to our executive team. And it's authentic. It's authentic. Yeah. It's the actual apple earbuds somehow in red and blue, the click funnels colors. That's correct. And we're going to be a most likely having a special affiliate price going up towards the end of the year where people can win these things were top affiliates. Get to have those ear buds. You get it. You know what? I didn't like my white here, but I love the airpods. I have them right here. They're never more than six feet away from me. I thought I could have them died in different colors afterwards because I don't love how bright they are and they're now becoming like everyone else. You're in San Francisco, but you can't get them died afterwards. There's no price you can pay. You got to do it before and it comes in a nice black box like this.

Speaker 3:     13:43           So here's how to not be annoying. Um, first of all, the truth is a lot of this is still new and we're and we're learning and I have to accept it. If I'm learning at times I'm going to make mistakes and I'm not going to be the best, the best communicator out there. One of the things that held me back in high school was I was afraid to go and ask girls out because what if they, what did they think that asking them out is a little annoying. What if they think, what if I get embarrassed by asking them out and they say no, and so I didn't ask them out and I was really reluctant to do it. So what I'm trying to do as an adult is learned from that and say, I'll take a little bit of a risk and say the wrong things and learn from it because my intentions are good and I'll get better.

Speaker 3:     14:24           So with that in mind, here's what I found. Number one, it used to be that going daily with your messages was the best way to engage people. Because if you skipped a few days, they thought you didn't care, it felt like you disappeared if you sent a message on Monday and Tuesday, but not again until Friday or Saturday, people would think it was spam because they forgot that this is part of the interaction and so we did that. We did daily, daily, daily, daily, and we saw that our response rates are going low. We started checking in with the BOT makers I've invested in. I wish I'd invested in clickfunnels. I invested in a few companies, two of the top companies in the chat space, and I started to learn from what they were doing for big brands for smaller marketers, and what they showed me was the world was shifting to every few days and so now I would say the first day, obviously you send a message right away.

Speaker 3:     15:13           They sign up, they should see a message from you and chat. I'd recommend the next day sending another message to so that there's a little bit of a memory. They just signed up. The next day. They see that you're still reaching them. They know this is a relationship where they expect to get from you, maybe again the day after that, and then ease off, then switched to three days or so between messages. Maybe even as far as a week. Now is this hard and fast rule? No Way. I was sitting in my chat, I'm sitting in my chat bot the other day responding to every single person who engaged with my chaplain. There was this guy from Jordan and saying, how big is your list? He says, a million people. I said, how'd you grow up? He goes, and I can't talk. I don't speak English that well. I can't write English.

Speaker 3:     16:01           So I call him up on facebook messenger because you can actually use books. And I say, how did, how did you do it? What's going on? He chats. He says, I've, I've listened to mixergy forever. I like that you're engaging this way. He goes, I created this quiz. People answer seven questions and then they. And then they get to send the response to the, um, the result of the quiz to their friends to show their friends how smart they are. And in that situation, sending more messages more than more than once a week obviously makes more sense. People are looking for more quizzes, they're looking for more things to share. I've seen the same thing happened with Bible quotes. People Create Bible of the day messages. People create joke of the day and those cases daily, even more than daily. Makes Sense. But for the most part you want to ease off.

Speaker 3:     16:44           And that's one way to not be annoying. I love it. Well, I'm dying to find out some of you started off with some really super crazy hooks on. You're dealing with chats. I've got to find out. You have to tell us what are the stuff you're doing that's totally off the wall chat wise. So I want to show you something that it's not what I'm doing. But um, so the reason I know about this is I invested in a company called assist. And let me see if I can show you what we did there. These guys were one of the first companies to do chatbots. Let me share my screen. Here is my phone. Can you see my phone over here? You of let you know what I'm going to actually put, put it on do not disturb so that I don't accidentally get my wife's messages communicated to everyone who knows why she's going to send out. Um, so I want you to see what's Sephora, what they did for Sephora, because I think the floor is doing something really interesting. So let me bring up the flora.

Speaker 3:     17:46           Now. This goes beyond marketing. This is an insight where the future is going and you can see on Sephora when I started out, they address me real quick for those people who aren't the notes before. Just if there are guiding me and I know it's a forest. Oh, so far as a makeup and beauty brand. So do makeovers, they'll sell you makeup and so on. And so you can see that I can shop different looks, I can book a makeover with them. I could share feedback, I could chat with a live person all within the Chat Bot, right? I just hit the start over button by accident, but here we're going to try on different looks.

Speaker 3:     18:21           So let's suppose that I like this winged liner and red lip. Let's try it on now. My camera comes up immediately. That's a great color on you, Andrew. And notice how I'm going to keep on moving and it will stay there. That's impressive, right? Let's try a different look. See My, my eyes. Your lips aren't on, but your eye. There you go. Oh No. That was a more natural look. You see my lips are. There you go. You're right. That's the natural. Subtle. Okay. Now let's suppose that this is something that I like. I might want to share this with a friend so I could take pictures of this. I can do all kinds of stuff with this. Let's try it. Let's go for this.

Speaker 3:     19:12           Look. Stays there. I can choose who I send this to and now I could pick from all of my friends in here or I could add a few others or I could send it to my story for the day and share it with the world. This is really powerful. This is the future. And now watch when I come back I can actually start buying this. They showed me what I tried on so that I can buy it. Okay. For most businesses, this is a little intense. We don't have to do things to that degree. We just need to say the world is switching to chat. We need to anticipate it and be there and I know you guys are there and so we have to think about not replacing email yet, but if we're communicating with people via email, how do we also add chat? How do we also incorporate chat the apps that they love and we need to think that in the future it's going to be more than email.

Speaker 3:     20:05           It's not going to be a reproduction of email. It's going to allow us to do cool things like this, so imagine if you have someone in your audience who sells a couch to be able to bring up the camera right there in facebook messenger, see their room and add the couch in augmented reality in the room. That's not the future. It's here. I'm just saying for most people it doesn't make sense. For most businesses, for most users, it's a little too advanced. Let's be aware that this is where the world is going though. I love it. That's fantastic. So how did you order the beer? Okay, so the reason that the beer comes into play is because whenever I talk about this, people say, this is just facebook. What happens if. What happens when facebook says no more chat bots? What I'm finding is every chat platform is going to have to have a chat bot and in fact, before I even show you the beer, let me show you why that is important.

Speaker 3:     21:01           So real quick, andrew, if you don't mind explain to people. A lot of times people think of Messenger as the only chat Bot out there, right? Can you kind of explain how the chatbots really working? What's available? Sure. In in chat there, it's a very fragmented world with email, no matter what platform you're using. You could be on hotmail, you could be on Yahoo Mail, you can be on Gmail. If I sent, if I know your email address, I could send a message to it. Chat is little fragmented. I have to know that you, Dave, prefer facebook messenger as a way of communicating and you have to know that I might prefer I message and that's the way that we're communicating with our friends. So how do businesses reach us using the chat apps that we love? Well, the way they do it is with something called a chat Bot.

Speaker 3:     21:45           A Chat Bot is the equivalent at this point of sending out message, sending out email via chat, sending out, just like you would have an email marketing solution for reaching people via email. If you want to reach them via chat, you need a chat Bot and you want to know what platform they're on. Awesome. Okay. So let me show you why chatbots are going to come everywhere. Guys, if this, if you disagree or if you're not following because I'm showing too many different things, let me know. Um, let me know in the chat and I'll keep monitoring it. But here's the thing. This is a standard browser in safari. Let's suppose I wanted to stay at the Marriott. Notice how in the past at the Marriott, this is just me typing it into the search bar in the past, uh, apple used to say, here is a link to the Marriott's website.

Speaker 3:     22:31           Then they got a little smarter than they said, here's the link to the Marriott's website, but you probably want to call them or you want directions. And so they put a little icon for a phone so you can just call them and a little icon for directions so you can get directions if that's what you're looking for. What apple's realized is people don't want to call, they don't want to talk, you know, we can laugh at the future and I do, but the truth is people prefer to chat. So look at what they did. They'd now replaced the phone button with the little chat icon. If you look at it on your screen, do you see that on your screen? That's killer, right? So now if I chat, look at what happened. I actually did chat with them and you could see I chatted and I said, hi, look at the response Mary had sent to me.

Speaker 3:     23:12           Thank you for messaging. Marriott associates are available to respond Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM eastern time for immediate for immediate assistance. Call us and they gave me a phone number. So why am I showing you this? We know that an apple knows that consumers prefer to chat with businesses, but when they do, most businesses, even big ones like Mary, I don't have people standing by to chat in real time. Right? So what they need is a little automation in their chat Bot. They need to enable people to say, do you have a room at the Marriott in Los Angeles? And have them say yes, absolutely. And that's where the future is where chat bots will be able to do it. And I believed that the apple is going to enable everyone to carry it, a chat Bot for their platform. They're going to have to have Mary create a chat Bot. This kind of broken experience is not going to survive for long. They know people want to chat. They know that Marriott doesn't have enough people to do it all the time. So that's why I wanted to show you how I bought beer, so now I'm going to bring up beer and show you what that looked like.

Speaker 3:     24:16           This is an actual exchange that I had and I'll read the message to you. Welcome to brew to you. This is a chat bot built on apple today. We, you and I, Dave, even you with all your power, even Russell with all his power, everyone who's listening to us cannot create a chat bot on apple's platform. You could only do it on Facebook Messenger and slack and a few others, but I want you to see that this is coming because assist built this chat Bot. It's already the infrastructure's there. Apple just needs to start giving more and more permission. So again, I'm giving you a glimpse into the future so you could see what the message says. Welcome to brew to you. That's the name of the delivery chat Bot that they created, your automated bread beverage assistant. We're serving until the seventh inning because that's the way the baseball stadiums work. And here's what's on tap. So I hit this little button and I saw what's on Tap Bud Light Miller light, right? I could select it, I don't have to type everything. I could just see it and select what I want including for you dave water.

Speaker 3:     25:21           So what I did was I wanted to be a bit of a jerk instead of tapping and selecting one of those options. I typed in to buds. I wanted to see will they understand the two buds means bud light but a budweiser and they did say to bugs, they spoke right back to me and they said to buds, you got it now type in the section and row and see which I did. And then they said your order is going to be $18 and then you don't see it here because it disappeared. Apple pay comes up and says, here is the credit card you gave apple. Can we use this? I tapped, I paid. We're talking about a minute and this happened and suddenly whoever was sitting at that role, I happen not to be there. It was just a demo and I hope that they're. That they're not non drinkers like you and I didn't, it was introducing something that they didn't want their just sitting there and somebody came over with a real beer and handed it to them. This is the future. This is what we're all going to be able to create. That is crazy. Cool. Right? That is crazy. Cool. So can I have ordered Scotch and since scotch to you know, man, the SCAP, the Scotch Bot needs to be created. You got to get ahold of a cyst. Alright. So as a that's amazing and super, super cool. And we could spend hours just kind of go through other ideas on this. But I wanted to find out a lot of people got concerned that all of a sudden facebook lock things down

Speaker 2:     26:44           a few months ago and we were right in the middle of doing some things with actionetics and d and it kind of impacted us. So why do they shut it down and what's that have to do with the future of what might happen on facebook with chatbots.

Speaker 3:     26:55           See, I was actually really glad they shut it down. Here's why I sold in my chat Bot last week, I followed the rules, Dave. I said, I'm not selling to anyone who didn't interact with my Chat Bot within the last 24 hours because that's the rules. I might. I might talk a good game sometimes, but I'm one of these nerds who has to, if the rules are there, I've got to follow the rules. So I've been following the rules exactly right, and then I see the people create these chatbots that they do nothing but send out deals. They saw the groupon does great. They said, we're going to be the group on of chat and they're sending out just boom, firing off a great deal on a, on a USB hard drive, boom, great deal on a case for your iphone. Boom, great deal. It's just like pounding people with it.

Speaker 3:     27:42           Even when they're not touching the chat bot and I saw that they were making good money and I said, I'm a nerd who follows the rules. Why are these people who don't follow the rules doing better than hand? And then there was something else that was really troubling me. Everything that people say to my chat bot, including the curses, not only do I see it, but I see the person who sends it out. I can see who they're married to. I could see everything. I don't hold it against people they don't know and frankly we all curse is fine. You curse. Not much. I try not don't, so I thought it's kind of interesting that I see all this stuff that's the way the world works in chat and then I see these things like a therapy bought that. The first message a therapy bots said was everything you say to this therapy bought is private and I'm pulling my hair out going, this is.

Speaker 3:     28:38           This is absolutely wrong. Forget minor infractions. Trying to. This is definitely wrong and so all this stuff was going on in the facebook messenger platform. It was super effective so people got away with everything. I said, I'm so glad that facebook is stopping this, checking out to make sure things are legitimate and then bring it back. I mean, you talk about a little bit of regulation, a little bit of looking around and not ruin the platform for all of us, and so they stopped it. They stopped some of the bad actors. They enable this platform to be better for all of us and I think that that's a great way to operate. Even facebook says we're not going to happen. Anything goes platform. Then it shows that this is going to be a place that people can feel safe. I love it.

Speaker 2:     29:21           I think that we felt the same way. I know I was a little frustrated at first for us, but just the idea that it cleaned up the game for everyone I think is again, there's whole bunch of privacy issues and everything else going on legally these days and I think facebook does a great job as far as stepping up to cleaning up the game. So I thought that was awesome.

Speaker 3:     29:36           Can I tell you what I did at the time? I, uh, I called up, uh, one of your competitors. You guys compete, everyone by the way, you compete with ad just like you don't need Andrew Anymore. You don't need Andrew, it's like the next week you are going to have an ad going. You do not need apple. We've got a new phone coming out. So anyway, I compete. I invested in one of your, one of your now maybe competitors because you guys are taking on the world immediately when facebook shut it down, I called them up and I said, how do I put more money in your little startup? I want, I believe in this because I now think because they shut it down, it's going to be an even better platform. So that's how strongly I felt about it. So let me show you something else that they did.

Speaker 3:     30:15           Let's, let's look at one of my box. This is one of the new things that they did that people don't realize. I'm gonna. Share my screen again. I'm glad that you let me do shoot screensharing. Otherwise I'd just be yapping all day. I'm watching it. I'm watching people like Mark Stern. Mark, I'm looking at the screen over here. Thanks for the affection. Uh, thank you. Also Matana. I hope I'm pronouncing your name right. I'm, I'm checking to make sure that I'm not going too far with you guys. So here, this is a standard chat bot. This is mine. I obviously I've been sending them the same message to myself over and over because I wanted to make sure it worked so you can see I sent out my blog post and I have a read button so people can read the blog post and I also have a share button so they could share it.

Speaker 3:     30:55           So there's a little bit of a reality built into the messages that we send out in our chat Bot. Right? Um, so by the way, if you want to, you can see if I hit share, the latest people who I chatted with are all within reach and I could actually hit send to. Let's send it to Rachel now. Rachel's gonna. Get it. Makes Sense. Got It. Okay. So that's how easy virality is within there. But I want to show you something that most marketers are gonna hate, but we should be happy. This exists. You see this little checkbox right here. Let me do that again. Little checkbox right there. I can now turn off messages, I don't like this company so right, because before that wasn't there and it was so frustrating. You get just inundated with some stuff, like how do I get off this list or off this bought and they've quoted it there, but they hit it.

Speaker 3:     31:39           It was harder to spot and what they're doing now is making it easier and easier for people to see. Compare that with expedia. My Assistant Andrea, for some reason she must own shares and expedia. Every time I asked her to book a trip, you're going to see I'm going to come out to see you guys. Where are you in Utah? Uh, we're in Idaho, but we're going to meet you in. You're in Utah, right? So I tell her, can you help me get a trip to Utah? I bet you five minutes after she books, I'm going to get three different expediate information emails and five different subscriptions from them. And I do the same thing. Every time I go in, I hit unsubscribe from each one. It takes me to a landing page that says, give us 10 business days down. Subscribing. I go crazy. So that's the problem with email.

Speaker 3:     32:24           The solution is that anyone can within chat unsubscribing, cancel. Super Cool. I love that. Okay. I've got more data to show, but I want to give you a chance to talk here. I don't want to just keep pounding, you know, I just want to make sure I want to be valued. I want to make sure we're sensitive to your time as well and I've seen the comments are loving this and good back when facebook. And I think that's, that's the whole reason we're doing this. I'm one of the things. So I had you on our podcast, I don't know, probably six months, eight months ago we talking about this whole Bot Academy and I had a couple of guys that actually some of our, even our, our support staff are buying it and people were excited about it. What the heck is Bot Academy? Because at first people thought they're gonna be able to create bots or do things.

Speaker 3:     33:04           So explain kind of what bought academy is why it's important and all that crazy stuff. So as effective as this is, and you and I get it right, because we're in the email space, we're in the subscription space, we understand landing pages, somebody comes to Atlantic page, hits a button, subscribes, we understand that we need to welcome them in a certain way, send a certain sequence of messages. We know that if we bring that into chat world, we're ahead of the game because in the chat world, people don't know this stuff. The problem is when I started investing in this, in these companies, as an angel investor here in San Francisco, I thought everybody got it, and so I would show it to people and they say, this is great, and I go, are you building it? They say, no. I go, why not? They say, wow, I don't know what to say.

Speaker 3:     33:45           I don't know how to create a sequence. I don't know what you mean by sequence. Exactly. So I thought, you know what? Somebody needs to train people, train consultants to build these kinds of experiences for businesses because businesses don't know this stuff. They don't have time for it. They don't want to learn it. They want to run their businesses, they want to sell makeup, they want to sell beer, they don't want to learn drip campaign and landing pages and opt in, and so if autocad. So first I started teaching it to them one on one and introducing them to the software that I was backing and they were building on that software. And then I said, you know, what, we need to place where we can teach it and that's what Bot Academy is. We teach people how to create these sequences, these landing pages, how to get convergence, how to do copywriting, and how to get clients to pay them for it.

Speaker 3:     34:28           And we intentionally are focused on that. How to get people who want to do this for clients, how to get them up and running. I love that. I know that. Uh, it's fun. We rolled out our, what we refer to as our mother funnel and basically changed the whole page to click funnels page now. And on the right hand side, you can select from one of the 10 different industries or niches or verticals that you're in and one of those agencies or freelancers and we're seeing right now, it's probably one of one of our top two or three of those as far as fastest growing segments where people are trying to become an agency, but then all of a sudden they find they're competing with everybody else. I don't know how to, how, how can they really separate themselves from everyone? And it's one of the main reasons I wanted to have you want to talk about, you actually could specialize in bots.

Speaker 3:     35:09           And I'd like to kind of expand on that. Yeah. Um, that's exactly what we're seeing. That there are people who are agencies or have tried the agency thing because they know that it's. If you could get a client to pay, it doesn't cost much to set up an agency. You just have to do good work. And then you can start expanding by hiring a team. The problem is you can be the millionth person selling facebook ad services or websites, services or email services, or you can be one of the handful of people, very small group who say, you know, this whole new chat Bot thing, do you want one? I could set you up with that, and so that's helping people who are already running agencies get more clients or be more valuable to their existing clients and we've seen a lot of good results from people who are already running agencies.

Speaker 3:     35:54           I love it. I know it's for us, again, one of the main reason I wanted to have you on honest, it's actually an opportunity for people to use that as as kind of your lead Gen and officers. They have a chat Bot. The next thing they're going to need is going to be a funnel. They gotta take them someplace and so right up, right, and then we don't separate from email. We don't say no landing page, no nothing. Just say this is what's working. We're going to add chatbots to this, and by the way here, I actually, just for our internal group, I did an interview with this Guy Nick Julia. He's fantastic. He had an agency where he was doing basic copy services, web design, and he said, I'm going to try chatbots. And he started growing. You can see all my typos in here because it's my own person, my own personal notes.

Speaker 3:     36:30           Part one of his clients is a company called completely Keto. He, uh, started working with him. Here's how many subscribers he got for him. 9,000 subscribers. It costs him nine cents to thirty cents per chat Bot subscribers. So that's pretty good. Right? And here's what he sold it. He sold 'em, 211 people are paying for a $165 product around Quito. This is a diet, a, a hundred and 20,000 for a one time thing. $60,000 for recurring. So I'm doing the math as I continue here in my notes to 215. And then book sales is $100,000 in book sales. So a grand total of $315,000 in sales from 9,000 subscribers and it's broken up into the smaller packages that cost 160. Uh, sorry, this is a bigger product, $167. Um, and something as small as book sales. And by the way I'm mentioning the exact name. I don't want to say Nick J or whatever.

Speaker 3:     37:33           You guys should see nick, Julia, if you don't want to build your own chat bot goods, go called Nick Julia. If he can't do it because he's too busy, he'll refer you to one of the other Bot Academy graduates. If, uh, I'm not saying he had some random client, it's completely quito. You guys can actually see them online and see how well they're doing. So the reason I'm saying this is because people like nick who used to do other services are now creating chatbots and getting customers and their customers are getting results because this is so effective. The answer. That's awesome. I love that kind of stuff. So what exactly is bought academy? How do people get involved? All that fun stuff about academy is where we teach people like nick had a great chat bots and how to get clients to pay them to create a chat bot for them. If anyone's interested, they can see or we created a chatbot just for you guys so you can experience the click funnels chat Bot. All you have to do is go to and you will see a book, a Chat Bot we created just for click funnels where you'll see a lot of what we talked about and get to experience. It's one thing for me to say, you can get an email address out. It's super easy. It's another thing for you to go, oh my goodness,

Speaker 2:     38:36           I just press a button. This is the future is amazing. I should copy Andrew. Awesome. So I'm going to a miles if you're walking, listening to put that into the comments so people see that. So it's Bot forward slash click funnels. Make sure that's there for people who are interested in and taking advantage of that kind of stuff. Um, the other thing I wanted to kind of talk about it here is what's kind of, what's next, where do you see this thing going, how is it evolving and you know, kind of what's the next phase.

Speaker 3:     39:02           The next phase is more chat platforms are going to allow this type of automation and they're all experimenting in their own way. So you're going to see it in what's APP, you're seeing it already in facebook messenger. You'll see it on apples I message but assist, which is a company that I, again, I backed and then they showed me how it's going to work in facebook messenger before it launched and facebook messenger and so on. Uh, they showed me, I messaged before it's on message. They're talking to me about how now they're working with big brands, big hotel brands to create this type of experience in Alexa to create this type of experience in Google home. And what they're doing is they create one product in one chat platform and then they say, now we can easily transfer to the next and the next to the next. And so as you walk around, do you have an Alexa device in your house? I do actually. Oh good. All right, good. So you know it, right? Once you have it in there, you start to use it. My Kid, he's four years old. He starting to demand that Alexa, play the theme from frozen.

Speaker 2:     40:01           I love it. Or Andrew, I know a a question. I always get on this kind of stuff. When someone says, well how hard is this going to be? As I'm kind of seeing in some of the questions coming through on personal message of her saying a actually on personal messages. Say, Dave, is this something that I can actually do or is it going to be take a ton of experience and knowledge as do I have to learn a whole new technology? What? When you look at it Bot Academy, how much tech stuff too they need to be aware of and learn.

Speaker 3:     40:29           I can get anybody and I would challenge you guys if you find in in this group, in the click funnels group, somebody who is completely clueless, I will bet a thousand dollars that within an hour I could get them to build a chat bot. So there's my challenge. If there's someone out there who says I'm the most coolest person, I totally get it. Pick whoever's the clue the person, the least cool person. I totally get it because you know what? When it comes to clothing, I'm the clue. Clue in person to hire a personal shopper to buy this shirt. This is not even that fancy, were all clueless and certain things, so if you find the most coolest person, I guarantee you within an hour they'll have a chat bot and probably what it'll be is 20 minutes to create the Chat Bot. Forty minutes for me to ask them about their earphones in their lives and just super easy to create it. So if you're listening to me, frankly, if you're all familiar with clickfunnels, you're ahead of most people. You can do this in 10, 20 minutes. It's not hard. It's not hard at all.

Speaker 2:     41:24           I love it. So that's bought academy dot Com. Forward Slash clickfunnels. It's in there. Yes. And Click on that and go, go check out what the Andrews built. Andrew. Again, it

Speaker 3:     41:34           is always a party having you on. I look forward to spending more time with you as we are kind of close to wrapping things up. Anything else that you want to share with the community here? Yeah, that don't be like that guy who's super smart, who understood one vehicle, which was paper mail, who was afraid to experiment with email. We know how easy email is, right? Be the person who was willing to experiment. Don't be. In fact, forget about him. Don't be like Andrew in highschool. The 16 year old Andrew was afraid to talk to girls because what if it didn't work out? I got to just gone over and sat next to them and talk to them. Just experiment with it. Sign up to. In fact, if you sign up to my chat Bot, I will start referring you to places where you can create a chat bot created.

Speaker 3:     42:09           It will take you no time at all. You're going to get insight into the future and it'll give you a better life and opportunity to get more clients and more customers and more users. This is, this is the future, if you believe in it, just try it. Like I love going to. I can see that and mandarin at school. I see people already buying it. So this is a great tribute to you and what you created. So that's super cool. I know, uh, one of my buddies, uh, on our support team bought this from you the first time we did it and he loved it. And actually, you know, what's the best thing about having click funnels people in this is he is like doing support for our group. Somebody said, how do I add this to click funnels landing page? And I thought I made it easy and he's creating a separate video shown how to do it. Well. He's a great guy on our team. I'm glad he's working for you on yours. Hopefully. Thank you so much for having me back on. Thank you everyone at click funnels. Really, honestly, I want to help you guys create a chat Bot if you're having trouble. If you're getting stuck, let me know. Thanks again, but we'll talk real soon. Thanks. Bye.

Speaker 4:     43:13           Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few $100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people would like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to itunes rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Aug 31, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Raoul Plicket:

Raoul Plickat is advisor and board member to multiple big ecommerce brands and blockchain companies. He is the Founder of the payment provider “CopeCart” and the e-training platform “eTraining Solutions” which enables companies achieving unfair advantages through data driven eTraining; ultra-secured by blockchain technology.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Personal Branding And High Ticket Sales: (3:34)
  • Marketing With Business Owners And Consumers (7:01)
  • Certainty And Confidence Building: (12:19)

Quotable Moments:

No shortcuts to certain levels. You will have problems in different ways. It is all about resilience.”

“What I realized is the money is there, you just need to channel it. And if you have the ability to channel it, you need to realize that confidence to repeat it.”

Other Tidbits:

This year he was awarded by clickfunnels a member of the Two Comma Club X award, for driving more than $10 million on one sales funnel only. Raoul also runs performance advertising-agencies in Germany and Dubai with more than 40 employees. He has been labeled “Kingmaker” because he builds the biggest personal brands all over German speaking Europe!



Speaker 1:       00:00         Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody welcome

Speaker 2:       00:18         back. You guys are literally. I cannot tell you how excited I am. I've been trying to get this guy on my podcast for forever. He's one of our eight figure award winners. He's been crushing it lives out in Dubai and I want to. First of all, I'll let you guys. I'll talk more about him in just a second, but first of all right, we'll look at. Welcome to the show.

Speaker 3:       00:37         Thank you so much for having me.

Speaker 2:       00:40         I am so excited. You're celebrating your first wedding year anniversary here. Pretty quick archer. Yes. Yes. That's pretty exciting stuff. So he lives out in Dubai with his wife and they mean my gosh, you have to understand. Well, first time I started seeing his stuff, he actually invited Russell to come speak in Germany to a group of like 10, 15,000 business owners. I was like, what? Who are you? How did this come about? How have you created this then as you go on to find out, it was basically been selling out live events, literally hundreds of thousands of people. I mean you've been in this business a long time and crushing it and again, I think it's probably one of the neat things I look at is a most people here in the states may not know you, but in Germany and in Europe and now in Dubai, you're kind of like a Tony Robbins, grant Cardone, Tai Lopez all bundled in together as far as this massive celebrity out there. So I'm super excited, super excited to have you on. So help people understand what it is that you really do. I mean, because you've, you're doing tens of millions of dollars a year, that's not an easy feat.

Speaker 3:       01:49         Yeah. Take all the personalities, you know, like all the counterparts in Europe and I'm the guy in the background doing marketing. So like a bunch of salespeople working for me, have a bunch of people were doing websites for me. I do a lot of copywriting, especially facebook advertising, do very campaigns, very big launches. Um, started like this step by step, I got another one.

Speaker 2:       02:36         So tell people a little bit, what are some of the types of results you're getting for these people

Speaker 3:       02:42         you already said over launches? So like for example, we launched for 48 hours, 72 hours, four days, five days, a couple of times in a year was facebook ads and everything. A lot of free plus shipping books right now was one book we sold over 100 and some other books, like five figures and yeah, like getting leads stuff.

Speaker 2:       03:34         So tell me what verticals and niches are you in

Speaker 3:       03:39         branding, personal branding. For example, Greg Robbins was Germany was a personality, high ticket sales in Germany and a fitness business building also.

Speaker 2:       04:02         So you basically help them fill their events and then at the events you help them maximize their back of the room sales?

Speaker 3:       04:10         Yes. Yes, yes. Exactly. Exactly. Yep.

Speaker 2:       04:18         So typically are these paid events that you're getting people to attend? Are they free events? What's the typical range?

Speaker 3:       04:25         No, the lowest ticket prices and um, the highest.

Speaker 2:       04:44         Fantastic. So now they come to the event, uh, it's put on basically by the celebrities in, in Europe or in Germany. And then what types of things are they pitching at the event? What types of products or services?

Speaker 3:       04:58         Yeah, the last two years we started our next live event since the end of last year, we also started the transition to online products like to mix of online products, like information products was super customer service, one life event extra, which is a additionally people can come and I think this is also where the trend is going because people, the only one paid for implementation. This is like the typical life events like the seminar you attended in the past years. They were always like, you get so much information, information, information, information. Like all the content implementation was an online course you can follow. You can give some templates. For example, for

Speaker 2:       06:17         I know you've been doing a ton inside of clickfunnels as far as creating templates for, for your clients and for your users and using the share funnel links and things to make that happen. And what are the typical price points that you're selling at the event? For the next live event

Speaker 3:       06:35         or one thousand nine hundred and three thousand five hundred dollars.

Speaker 2:       07:01         Awesome. So are you working primarily with business owners? Are you working with consumers? What's your target primarily?

Speaker 3:       07:09         Yes. It depends on the more customer focused by himself character, how he is more like 70 percent for the sales guy. For Germany, we attract way more and it's amazing ratio and of business owners like pretty cool.

Speaker 2:       07:51         So how did you get into this? I mean it's not like you've got 50 years of experience doing this thing, so, uh, how'd you get started?

Speaker 3:       08:04         Same day I found my first company was all my savings I had was like a fitness clothing, clothing as the time I didn't have a free program like a went to Alibaba put up the website was wordpress and so many different shops at the time. It took me like one and a half year to get started. But eventually I got started online store but it took so much time. But in the meantime, I acquired all the skills I needed to have like a basic understanding. I got pretty good at facebook advertising, so then I started to partner with some local guy who had like some agency for Seo Agency and then I became like, his partner was like 20 years older than me, like Microsoft Germany in 1920 at the time.

Speaker 2:       09:43         What advice would you give to other people who are trying to figure this thing out?

Speaker 3:       09:48         The focus on and uh, it's unbelievable. So like two books, which I would recommend a book is from Ryan Holiday. Ego's the enemy books and yeah, yeah,

Speaker 2:       10:31         no, I totally agree. The daily Stoic in great books. I've read both of those. And again, maximum mark psycho cybernetics actually is going to be one of the books for two Comma Club x coaching students. They may actually see that coming to them shortly at one of our favorites. So

Speaker 3:       10:47         yeah,

Speaker 2:       10:48         super excited about that. Tell me right now you're out in Dubai. And it was kind of funny. We were sitting here before we got the recording going, you're life, you know, now I'm doing this consulting kind of on a, b, two bcm point and I don't even have business cards and these people like who are you? So I'd like you to kind of address how do you deal when you're working in Btby, when you don't have business cards and yet you still are able to get the sales. What are some of the tactics and things you're using from a B to b standpoint?

Speaker 3:       11:13         Yes. In Dubai there are no, no small deal. Big, big deal. Crazy people here. And it's very funny. So I got more and more involved but they don't have no business cards, no website, no linkedin profile. I deleted it like two years ago I think. And, and yeah, and the thing is like building bullying, like people start talking why you don't need it yet because I'm good to go. I'm focusing so much on the things I work on and I need to acquire new customers right now. Pretty good status. Actually. I'm not complaining.

Speaker 2:       12:19         I've love about you. Is your confidence. I mean, you are so confident for one, I mean you've got the stats to prove it. You can do what you do, but how I live, I was having this conversation, my kids the other day as far as being confident and really when you're talking to people being very, very certain because it, at least my experience has always been whoever is the most certain typically winds the winds in most situations. So how have you acquired that type of certainty and confidence?

Speaker 3:       12:46         Yeah. No shortcuts to some certain levels. You will have problems in different ways. Uh, it's all about resilience and resilience and I'm very fortunate to say that I never had an easy childhood until I was a teenager, but when I'm looking back right now and it was like the biggest and best lesson I ever had. Even the biggest challenges. Yeah.

Speaker 2:       13:42         That's awesome. As far as if people are trying to get ahold of you or would like to find out more information about you. I know you don't have a website, you don't have business cards. How do people find out more about you? If they'd like to reach out to.

Speaker 3:       13:55         But somebody was asking me on instagram and hurt my ego a little bit, so I bought them.

Speaker 2:       14:13         How much that domain cost you? That's a good one. I build brands. I know they get pretty pricey these days.

Speaker 3:       14:30         Expensive right now. It's crazy. I also wanted a few months ago like that was very cheap and I got. We can offer a couple of hundred bucks last week. Yeah, it's crazy. You a lot of good funnels. You can buy the domains

Speaker 2:       14:58         greatly. Appreciate your time. I know a out to buy. It's much later than it is here right now. So I appreciate your taking the time. Any parting words or advice for our listeners?

Speaker 3:       15:08         Um, any advice? Probably, yeah, there was one tipping point when I figured out that was one of the launches when I just did was what Russell was saying. I read a little bit of a funnel university and they've put together like a sales page and didn't look that good. Uh, the tiger tickets. 11,000. And with facebook, just facebook ads. And what I realized the money is there, you just need to channel it. And if you have the ability to channel it, you need to realize that confidence to repeat it, like how you're building the skill and I can sell to yourself even if you're not at the stage right now, did you do generate a lot of revenues for facebook ads, is you can sell this idea to you that all the money is out there and you need to channel it directly. What Russell says pretty much have success. Yeah,

Speaker 2:       16:32         I love it. Well, again, thanks so much for all that you're doing in the clickfunnels community. I know you've been using our platform quite a bit to fill in a lot of events with it. And uh, I wish you all the continued success and enjoy Dubai.

Speaker 3:       16:44         No, thank you so much. I appreciate that.

Speaker 4:       16:47         Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over 650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people at the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people would like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.


Aug 29, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Carolin Soldo:

With over 10 years of experience, Carolin has cracked the code to helping clients go from zero to full-time income in less than four months and break through the million dollar mark. She has helped build numerous multi-7 figure businesses, including her own international coaching company. Whether you’re starting a new coaching business or are ready to scale your existing business, Carolin and her team are here to help you reach your highest level.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Bypassing The Competition: (1:10)
  • How To Identify Your Avatar? (6:23)
  • Utilizing An Application Funnel. (13:20)
  • Problem Solving And Urgency. (17:00)

Quotable Moments:

"I'm building businesses, but I'm giving women a voice, give them power and make them feel confident and they just enjoy life so much more."

"If you are someone who's brand new to building a funnel, you want to be as specific as possible."

Other Tidbits:

 Carolin works with passionate coaches who are ready to live the abundant and purpose-driven lifestyle they’ve always dreamt of. Whether you’re starting a new coaching business or are ready to scale your existing business, Carolin and her team are here to help you reach your highest level.



Speaker 1:     00:00         Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Every. Welcome back to funnel hacker radio. Yeah,

Speaker 2:     00:19         your host, Dave Woodward and I wanna introduce you guys to one of our two comma club winters. I'm so proud of her. She's just been crushing it. Carolyn Soldo, welcome to the show.

Speaker 3:     00:27         Yeah. Hi Dave. Thanks for having me.

Speaker 2:     00:29         I'm so happy for those of you guys. Don't know Carolyn. She said over 10 years of experience, he's cracked the code. Really helping clients go from zero to a full time income. Get this in less than four months and also being able to break the million dollar mark. Huge, huge numbers. A super proud of all the. She's done our. We talked a lot about some things she's doing as far as live events and webinars and really the whole idea as far as how you can actually take your passion, turn into profits, and it fits in exactly with what a lot of our current customers are trying to do. So Carolyn's kind of dive in and talk to people about what it is that you're doing and how you first of all tell people as far as obviously get 10 years of experience here, but what's the big kicker for you? How in the world are you able to help people go from zero and within four months to a full time income? I mean, that's a huge, huge claim to fame.

Speaker 3:     01:18         It is. Well, let me preface that by saying that we don't guarantee anything. Of course we all have to make, but no, I mean we have hundreds and hundreds of testimonials and they're coming in every single day of people going from literally ground zero where they have a job or they're staying at home with their kids and we have lots of female clients to where they were placing their incomes and they're working in the coaching industry pretty much full enough for what I would consider full time. And our secret recipe is that tactical advice. So were, you know, other courses might tell you to do, you know, a Webinar or my tell you to get visibility online and market yourself. You know, what they're not telling you is the how. So they're telling you to run a welder an hour. I tell them go sign up for click funnels, go here, do that. So it's very, very tangible and I've noticed that people need to know exactly how to do it, you know, in the nitty gritty. And we give our clients such detailed advice that they can bypass the competition because there is no guesswork. There's no wondering how to do it or which systems to use or you know even what to say because we have so many templates that have been proven over time and that we can really fast track them to become profitable in a very short amount of time.

Speaker 2:     02:44         I love that. It's so funny you mentioned that as far as this whole idea of giving really, really detailed information on how to literally just had a meeting with Russell and with Julie and we're looking at doing some things, trying to find a way of making it even easier inside of click funnels by providing even greater detail on exactly how to do it. And I think it's probably one of the things a lot of people miss. So many people speak at a high strategic level or you know, 10,000 foot level and it's hard when you've already done it and you've gone through it and you've built it yourself. You kind of assume well by now everyone else kind of knows that. It also. And you forget what it was like two, three, four, five, 10 years ago and you're like, oh, that's right. I really, I didn't know how to drag and drop things.

Speaker 2:     03:27         I didn't know where to put things and I don't know what a headline is and it's those basic things that you kind of take for granted what you've been doing it for awhile yet at the same time, those are those little details is what allows people to feel from what I've seen in your audience and with your group now, they just love you. I mean your testimonials on your pages. It's crazy. I mean people are raving all day long about what you've been able to do and help them build and I think it's because you care so much and you provide such great, great detail.

Speaker 3:     03:54         Yeah. I always tell my clients problems will come up. This is not going to be a cakewalk. You're coming into this. You're running a business or launching a business. There will be trouble, but one thing I can promise you is that I will have a solution for you. Come to me with a problem. I'm going to help you figure it out and we will work on this thing until it works. It may work after a day, it may work after 10 days or four weeks or whatever, but we will have a solution for you because we've seen a lot, you know, maybe I can't say I've seen it all but probably pretty close to it now. So it's about being able to solve these problems and having you know those, those, those steps was just tricks in your back pocket and you can pull out and give to clients and that you said went very detail oriented and giving them exact instruction and steps because we don't assume they know anything.

Speaker 2:     04:42         Well, Carolyn, I know for a lot of people get into the whole coaching business a lot. Them get real frustrated with dealing with the people who are the newbies and they much rather just deal with. Once it got success, then I can take them from making money, whether it's four or five, $6,000 a month to six figures, seven figures, but getting people started is probably some of the most difficult things that any coach deals with. So I'm kind of curious as far as why did you pick that part to focus on so much

Speaker 3:     05:09         compassion and because I started this because I love making women shine and, and men too. I have nothing against man. We have some men in my program, but to me I came to this country as an immigrant. I came with nothing and I literally booked myself to where I am today and I had to go from feeling like nobody feeling like who am I? Am Not Worthy. I looked bad. I have this accent. Like I was an underdog right? To where nowadays, you know, I wouldn't say that I'm the best thing in the world but. But I have a certain confidence now and I see that in my clients. Like I see those, those women come into the program, they have so many self doubts and they think I'm just mainstream. I'm just like this normal woman, Mike. But they go through this and not only do they have a business and clients, but they also changed in sight. They become stars. They appreciate themselves so much more. Like they speak highly of themselves. To show up completely differently than they were before. So I'm building businesses, but I'm giving women a voice, give them power and make them feel confident and they just enjoy life so much more and, and I also know what it's like, you know,

Speaker 2:     06:23         that's honestly one of the things I had this conversation with a figure award winners yesterday about this idea of really knowing who your Avatar is and I've as I take a look at your page and your funnel and everything else. Yeah, I understand you've got a few men. You totally focus on women and I think it's one of the things were a lot of people miss it, especially in the coaching thing where you think, you know, I can help everybody if you tell people a little more about how, how do you identify your Avatar? What exactly is your Avatar and why'd you pick them?

Speaker 3:     06:55         Yeah. My avatar is someone that like me, so I see coaches when they're focused on an avatar that is damn essentially a couple of years ago, maybe even a couple of months ago, and they actually went through it. Experienced felted no, but it's like they succeed more than anybody else that you can study it, right? You can. You can have that work experience, but if you've lived it and felt it, it has to be an emotional attachment to it. Then I think you can really create a powerful messaging and and specific and sharp messaging and the success of your marketing has to do with your message. You can run webinars all day long if the message isn't where it needs to be, it will not work, right? The page can be pretty and in all kinds of colors, but if the words don't say what they need to say, it will not work.

Speaker 3:     07:43         So I always say, look at your own biggest accomplishments. Who biggest failures? Who biggest challenges, what have you overcome in life, in relationships with money, with your career, with your children, with your house, and look at these areas and pull out you credibility. So I love education. Don't get me wrong. I love actual work experience and I have an Mba and I have work experience too, but I focus on the things that I've really felt in my core in my heart because then I can speak passionately and I think as coaches what inspires people to most. It's been a CSP and passionate because that inspires them to follow us and to maybe want to be like us. Right. So, so that's what we have to have.

Speaker 2:     08:27         I love it. So when you're looking at your Avatar, you started advertising for them. You're advertising for more than just women. So what is your. When you kind of dial in your Avatar, is it women? Are they currently employed someplace else? Are they they already have a passion or is it someone who's a stay at home mom? What's. How do you identify or narrow down your Avatar to be more specific on exactly what it is you're looking at?

Speaker 3:     08:48         So you want to start a really narrow. In the beginning I actually only worked with health coaches, so I have a health coaching background by. That's how I started in the coaching industry and then I became a business coach, so I said, I feel comfortable in the health industry. I know the industry, I know the struggles of health coaches. I'm going to be the business coach for health coaches, and then later on I said, well, my system works for any niche really, so I'm going wider. So if you're someone who's brand new building a funnel, you want to be as specific as possible. Just women stay at home. Moms who are over 40 have two kids and our 10 pounds overweight, like really nail it like my because then your marketing becomes very easy because once the right people see it, they'll be like, yep, that's it. I want this and nothing else. There's no convincing. There's no more selling. There's no more funnels that have to be six weeks long. You know? One or two emails could be enough to get these people in the door and say yes to your product.

Speaker 2:     09:45         I love it. What does it take a look at some of your funnels? What things you focused on is the whole webinar funnel and I think you and I were talking about before we started recording here is you actually not only bring people in through your webinar funnel, but now once they're in through the webinar funnel, they attend a live event and while they're at a live event, you actually give them the same funnel that they got into. If you don't mind, can tell people how that works and why.

Speaker 3:     10:10         So I coach coaches, right, and I only coach on things I know work, so I do something, I try it. I tested myself and if it works I gave it to my clients because then I can say this is gonna work and I know how to fix it and do it for you as well. So we have created a template now in click funnels that we're going to give to our clients that is built based on our model that we're actually using like that. The coaches have to coach them the things they actually do. If you don't do it yourself, I'm not going to do it myself either. So coaches have to coach them. What they actually do and many don't do that, but I don't. So we've given them a template. We're going to roll that out to our clients that actually building similar funnels to attract their clients as well. And those could be consumers who are the businesses have a, trying to make it so simple as possible as plug and play so that they have these short cuts, their success, fast track their success, um, and, and do what they want to do is if they don't want to be marketing, they want to coach clients, they want to help people, they want to transform people. So we were trying to really simplify that marketing process.

Speaker 2:     11:19         Also possibly doing a done for you service for them or is it a you've given it to them and letting them do it?

Speaker 3:     11:25         That is on my plan, but not anything I can invest in immediately. But there is a huge demand for done for you services because you know people, especially the new ones in this market, but we don't know a whole lot. They don't know. It can drag and drop. Like I said before, they don't know what a headline is, you know, what are, all of these systems have very confused and they struggle a lot. So, um, I know there's lots of providers out there. Maybe in the future I'll have it. I think it would be great, but we don't have it right now.

Speaker 2:     11:56         All right, so people come in through your webinar funnel. So walk me through the funnel. I assumed basically land on a registration page. They register for the Webinar. What happens next?

Speaker 3:     12:04         Yep. They watched a Webinar. So we run the Webinar once an hour and a webinar or a Webinar. I to actually do it both ways. I do live webinars, but I also have everything supplemented with webinars. So they go through that. I don't sell anything on my webinars. Yes. This is for coaches to coach coaches. If you're listening right now and your coach does this for you. So on my webinars I give, I give steps and if you've ever listened to Russell's perfect webinar strategy, that's one thing you could follow right away. It rocks. It's really good. So do the Webinar and at the end of it we pitch a conversation, so I use the funnel to book discovery calls and the discovery calls are hosted either by me or someone on my team. So I actually have a sales team that works for me and we then enroll clients over the phone.

Speaker 2:     13:02         Awesome. So is it an application funnel? They're filling out an application for scheduling a call.

Speaker 3:     13:08         They are scheduling a call, but they're also going through an application. So we have both. Yes.

Speaker 2:     13:14         Give me an idea as far as how long has this a super lengthy application or is it real short, basic information?

Speaker 3:     13:20         We have to ask this a lot. So we tested several things. We had the application before the call booking at the application after the call booking now, right now what we have is the application after the call booking. So they booked their call first, then they're being presented with an application form and if you, if you don't get the application, we follow up with them and we say, hey, you know, please fill out this form. It's really important for us to have this information to give you the best experience we can on that call. So your name, your your website, what are your goals, what are you struggling with right now? And I had a really short but I also had a really long, so right now we have eight, seven or eight questions on that forum and I feel that that's the sweet spot if I don't have enough questions, it's just an easy for people.

Speaker 3:     14:06         If it's too long, it's too cumbersome for them to fill it out. So you know, you want to really ask them about their biggest struggles. You also want to ask them about their biggest goal is and how they think you can support them. My, what do you think we can do to help you in your business? What do you think we can do to help you with your health? For example, we asked them about their ability to invest. That is on our forum as well. We ask them how they could invest. So credit cards, loans. We actually, because those are the things we believe in in our, in my business, I believe that someone has to have funds to run a business, right? Nothing to hide. And we asked that question, um, you know, which, which gets them into that mindset of knowing what I'm running a business, I'm taking it seriously.

Speaker 3:     14:51         Um, and then they also tell us about their website and what they do as a coach. So they're niche programs, cme half and, and who they want to serve. And we look at the form and it helps us sort of squeezing out some people if they say something that they're not a coach for example, or they don't even know who they want to work with yet effective, too new. It may not be the, my time for them, they may not be ready for us yet. So, um, we sort of evaluate who we want to talk to and then we take the calls and be enroll people consistently. So I don't ever launch anything. I don't open and close my doors. My sales are pretty consistent throughout the month. And if I want to scale, I scale up. You know, that the amount of people that are coming into the funnel, I take more calls, a hire more people for my sales team and that's how I've been able to grow my business very quickly.

Speaker 2:     15:43         So is it a one step close on the call or is it a setter and a closer type of thing?

Speaker 3:     15:48         We have a confirmation, so right now that sort of booking on call and then we have found and we'll call them up to confirms the appointment. Right. So you could call them, we call them apartments specialists. They call up and they say, you know, amazing, you've booked a call with us. We're so excited. I want to make sure that this is the phone number, make sure you really show up for this call. So they kind of feel them out a little bit. Um, and it also helps us reduce down. No, shows my hands, a lot of people that may not be right for whatever reason. Um, and then we have the sales team, we have people sitting in different countries with different time zones and they take a call and then we for the most part in bold over the phone for his time. Um, we also do follow ups. Of course some people need that time. They need to look at their finances, they need to make decisions and it's not about pressuring them. It's about helping them make the right decision.

Speaker 2:     16:45         So from the time of person watches the webinar about how long before they, when they schedule their calls, it scheduled within the first two, three days after that. Is it a week long? How long is that? When do you typically use?

Speaker 3:     16:55         Very interesting. I recently had somebody approach me that's like Helen, you know, much longer funnel because people need to be in your funnel for like a month before they buy it and you need to offer them low on products and you need to like give them all these freebies and things. And I said, well, let's test it. That's actually a look at how long our sales cycle is. And I looked at my client's home last year and, and I looked at when did they join my list and when did they buy it? So my sales cycle of, I know it's about five days. I love that. That's awesome. Come on my list. And then five days later I don't have any low end products. I don't have, I have freebies, we have books and we have and all these things are great and we do email them out and, and you know, we'd be targeted people with that stuff.

Speaker 3:     17:40         But for the most part, I believe that when you offer people a solution they really want and it's a solution to an urgent problem, they experience might now they don't need to test drive you and sample you and warm and being warmed up to it. They have an urgent problem. I'm sick right now. I need a solution. I don't want to sample platter anything. I need this solution right now. And then they see it in front of them. They can usually make a decision quickly. You gotta be able to solve an urgent problem to make that happen.

Speaker 2:     18:15         Yeah. And I think that's the problem a lot of people struggle with is there's not enough pain for their client. If there's not a pain for the client, the client's going to go, oh, I'll take a look at it later. There's no urgency, there's no scarcity involved. It's just a matter of like, oh, I'll get to it later. So I love. I knew you were. I didn't know what is within five days. That's awesome. I knew it was within a couple of weeks, but five days is fantastic. So they schedule and then from the time they schedule a. How quickly does the person, the appointment manager basically call him? Reconfirm their call?

Speaker 3:     18:44         Well, we call same day. So we have someone on the every single day. Yeah. I mean if they book in on a Saturday, we may not reach them until that Monday and she doesn't work on the weekends. But usually it's the same day. And then I'll calendar is open sometimes more if we have someone on vacation or we don't, you don't have the coverage. We may open it up more, but ideally you don't want to have more than two to three days because you know they watch these webinars and the webinars are there for a reason. They get to know you, they trust you. You know when you're watching a webinar and you're like, oh, I got this. This guy has got such good energy and he's still fine, and he he knows so much and you hear his story and he also gives you some really tangible steps so you like him.

Speaker 3:     19:28         You see these opportunities for you. It all kind of makes sense and you want more naturally, but it also screens out people who are not right for you. So the Webinar is a screening mechanism that brings in the web people, but also rejects how, if the wrong people who are not bad for you so you have the leads that you get from the Webinar are amazing because they. They know you, they listened. When we have people come in these calls, they say, Oh yeah, Carolyn set this on her webinar. She, she told me that he thinks they're just so warm. They're so ready. Whereas if they don't have, if they have not seen the Webinar, they'll say, who is this Carolyn? Like, can you tell me more about her? What does she even do? This just not ready to buy yet.

Speaker 2:     20:12         I love it. So what's your price point then when you're selling? What's the actual product?

Speaker 3:     20:16         So we started 8,000 and that's our entry level product and we go all the way up to higher end programs that are a little bit longer for more advanced coaches. So my sweet spot is people who definitely want to enter the coaching field or struggling coaches who want to finally become profitable. But I also work, we work with more advanced coaches too because we have some people in our programs that are stars and the arise quickly and they're just sort of taking off, right? So we give them a chance to work with us for longer and that's our powerhouse coach program where we mentor them for 12 months and then we talk about other things that come up in at this and this, the hiring, you know, managing clients' systems. We showed them how to run events and we go a little bit higher end or upstream with the topics. Um, but yeah, it's fun. It's between 40 and 60,000.

Speaker 2:     21:11         I think that's. I knew, I knew you were in the 50,000 range. I think it's really cool if people understand you have absolutely no real low end. Your low barrier offer basic is eight grand and I think people understand you don't have to. So nothing drives me crazy when I hear somebody say, well I got to start off with a free trip wire or something in the low seven to $27. And then from there I'm going to go to the ebook and my upset. I'm like, you don't have to stop there. Start there. In fact, I think probably one of the easiest ways is to start where you can actually start making money and so that you can actually spend more to acquire more clients even if you're in the four, four 97 to $2,000 range and build your confidence from there. And then take it again. I love 8,000 and $50,000 or 40 to 60 is just amazing. Congratulations on all your success.

Speaker 3:     21:57         It works well. I mean there's so many different business models, so many different teachers out there and they all work well. If you really master those ways of doing business right. For me, I've tried it all. I had the trip wire and I had the $27 ebook and I had all these things but nothing changed. I didn't have more quality. I didn't want to buy more from me. They liked the book, but the ones who wanted it wanted it no matter whether they bought the $27 ebook or not. So you know, I sat next to shortcut this whole thing, kinda down simplify it and do it that way and it works.

Speaker 2:     22:33         I love it. It kind of goes back to what you were saying earlier as far as the pain. If there's not enough, I mean if there's a lot of pain, a 47, $27 book is not going to solve the pain. And so I think that's one of the main things. You've specialized and so well as really finding those people who've got a ton of pain going on and then solving it right away for them. So congratulations.

Speaker 3:     22:52         Thank you.

Speaker 2:     22:53         Was we kind of get close to wrapping things up here. Any other words of advice you want to give to our users? Listeners?

Speaker 3:     22:59         Okay. Stick with it.

Speaker 3:     23:02         I see so many amazing men and women do things and they have such great opportunity and potential, but they give up way too soon. Any marketing strategy, any final you get in clickfunnels, anything you will have a try will only work if you do it until it works. So if it doesn't work the first time, you may have to do a 50 webinars. You may have to change those lights. 100. It doesn't matter. You need to go at this with, I don't want to say radical forest, but like master would really put your all into it and don't stop working on it because then they stopped with this and then they try something else and they stopped and the niche, why this? And they stopped in and, and they give up and then, and then they get frustrated and they say, oh, nothing works for me. It's all, nothing works you, you know, these people. And it's a shame. So I think mastery and sticking with it. That's your secret right there.

Speaker 2:     23:57         Oh, I love it. Well, I know people are gonna be dying to find out more about you. So how do they get more of you and I'm working to connect with you.

Speaker 3:     24:03         Yeah. So my website is Carolin and Carolyn with a c and an I. and if you want to, how about would russell say heck my funnel for you, if you want to check out our Webinar, it's Carolyn

Speaker 2:     24:23         I love it. So it's c a r o l I n s o l d o Dot com. Forward slash passion. I will put that down in the show notes so you guys have it there as well. For those of you guys are driving or working out, listen to this. Want to make sure you get the access to that. So Carolyn, thank you so much. Appreciate your time, appreciate the value, always continue to give to our community and again, wish you all the best.

Speaker 3:     24:42         Thank you so much for having me.

Speaker 4:     24:44         Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, don't we just reach out to me on facebook? You can pm me and I'm more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people would like me to interview. I'm more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do that do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Aug 27, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Marcos Moura:

Marcos Moura is one of the founders of Amada Senior Care. A franchise that specializes in providing home health care for seniors. An 8-figure click funnel award winner, Marcos has franchised over 120 locations and is anticipating putting another 200 locations on the map in the near future.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Teaching entrepreneurs how to start a senior care business? (5:52)
  • How to take your offer and put it in front of the right people? (11:00)
  • Providing a business in a box to the entrepreneur: (17:00)

Quotable Moments:

"We provide a business in a box to the entrepreneur. They are never going to have to go find some other way to do it. All the marketing pieces, all the flyers, everything."

"I hope marketers really see themselves as not just marketers, but as revolutionaries."

"You don't have to start that low. I love that you start at $48,000. Totally extreme. It's like, no, we know what we are. And because of that, you're able to really get super, super dialed in on exactly who you're and you're marketing to."

Other Tidbits:

Marcos discusses his journey building Amada and how he helps entrepreneurs start businesses tailored specifically for the audience they are trying to attract. He discusses how to manage a high-ticket funnel, building a franchise and how to market effectively.



Speaker 1:     00:00         Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here is your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody welcome back. You guys have

Speaker 2:     00:19         of your life today. I am so excited. I've. I've known this guy for a long time and I want to make sure you guys understand. I bring on a lot of people onto the show here who've got everyone thinks, oh, I can use clickfunnels for information products or maybe for for lead Gen, for a retail shop or something like that. I want to introduce you guys to Marcus Mora, who is the founder of Amata senior care and it's the coolest thing ever because they actually are using click funnels for franchises, but as cool as that is, marcus is the guy. Nicest guy you'll ever meet in the entire world. The funnel hacking live. We were in San Diego, the botnet. It's kind of a joke now, but we appreciate it. The time is bringing the jot down the loudest. Take the team out on the yacht and everything else is the Harvard, but without any further ado, let's welcome to the show.

Speaker 2:     01:05         Hey, thank you dave. I really appreciate you having me on. This is a huge honor. I've been waiting my whole life for this interview. Oof. Well now your life is over. So yeah, it's what a homer Simpson tells. Bart. Bart says this is the worst day of my life, Dad. And homer says your worst day so far, but this is like, this is the pinnacle man. It's so cool to be on this call with you. Thank you so much. Well, hopefully this is the best day of your life so far. So anyways, I wanted to kind of for those, you guys don't know what you do. Help people understand how in the world a franchise, especially in the senior care industry would be ended up using clickfunnels. Yeah. So this happened and I think so many people go through this, right? So, um, I think this is so click funnels launched.

Speaker 2:     01:55         What are your Dave? Two thousand 14. So yeah. So, so let's go to 2014 and we're doing what everybody else does out there. You, you need a new landing page because you're trying to attract, uh, I don't know, whatever you're trying to attract, right? Uh, I wanna I want to attract a somebody who is male over the age of 30, who makes this much money that wants this product, right? Or I want to sell this. And what you had to do is whenever I want it to make that page or make a change to that page, I had to either go to an agency, right? The outsourced agency. And we'd say, here's what we want. It's okay. They'll take three weeks, right? Or four weeks or whatever it is. Or we have to go to our, our, uh, our it team, right? And it was the same thing.

Speaker 2:     02:41         It was like, okay, that will take three weeks and you're like, are you kidding me? Three weeks for you to change a title here, do that. And so I remember I was googling, um, uh, I know the, I don't even know if I called it a landing page. I seriously guys, I have no tech skills, I'm a sales guy, right? All I needed as I, I needed content on a page, that's it, right. And I knew what I wanted to say and I knew my audience really well, which is something we can talk about if he is kind of an interesting topic, but I knew that but I, but I had no idea and I think I found one of your competitors first because I think it took me like two or three different page makers into click funnels and so we were testing out and I will set something like all three of them, right?

Speaker 2:     03:25         I went to that stage where I think a lot of, a lot of people go through this where they have like four different landing page creators. Right? And, and, and you're testing all of them and click funnels. Is it it? It was. It's what we use to be able to be nimble. So what, here's what we know is, is a lot of times we start with a message and the message is not quite right. And so we have to tweak it. We have to change it and we have to make the message too that your click through rates improve and so that's how we started using clickfunnels back when you guys, man first launched and we have used it ever since, you know, that's, that's what we use to drive a tremendous amount of traffic to our company. I love it. Well, the cool thing is I know last year on stage or one of our first eight figure award winners.

Speaker 2:     04:13         Ring isn't, I shouldn't say little. It was a decent ring. I hope so. Yeah, bring it back and all the amazing things. You guys are doing tens of millions of dollars a year and I want to make sure people understand. One thing that you just made mention that is of really knowing your audience and how could you guys use linkedin a ton, which is a topic we don't cover that much. So tell people as far as how. First of all, what is your audience? How did you find them and what do you do with them? Yeah. Okay. Now I'll go back. So the ring that I got from you guys on stage, so my partner top of Jefferson played for the Chicago bears. He was a Lineman for the Chicago bears. He played for, played for two years and he got injured. So I no longer have that ring, like softwares.

Speaker 2:     05:01         That top of that is, that's a super bowl ring you never got. So I seriously don't tell Russell this, but I don't know where the ring is anymore because to my office, like what is this? Is that is the wing that we got to click on? It goes. I am taken as he put it on his finger. Actually I got it a little too big and he's a massive dude. He's six foot six, half black, half Samoan, just a massive guy, right? So he's got the ring. I hope that's okay. But that was, that was a cool, a cool achievement for us. So, um, so knowing your audience, uh, we, we, um, we started advertising this franchise opportunity, which, so if you guys think about a franchise, it's anything out there, right? It could be blaze pizza, a franchise that's really growing like crazy right now, right where you make your own pizza, right?

Speaker 2:     05:52         That's a franchise. And a basically an entrepreneur was thinking, what the heck do I do with my life? And uh, they stumbled onto blaze pizza or onto subway or you stumbled onto any of these franchises and ours just happens to be a franchise where we. So instead of making sandwiches, you're caring for seniors in their homes, which is really cool, right? It's a service that, that seniors need a, it, it changes people's lives. So that's what our franchise is, right? So I know that, that Dave, that I don't know how many of your audiences in Franchisee, but, and it's probably pretty different from everybody listening to this, right? Absolutely. Now, uh, so that's, that's who we are. We, we help entrepreneurs start businesses in the senior care space. And if you think about it, and if you go to what you guys always talk about, really what we're selling is a high ticket funnel, right?

Speaker 2:     06:46         Is it, it's a high ticket sale because our franchise fee is $48,000. So think about that. For those of you guys who are selling courses, you're selling a, you know, an information product. Here's what we do. We say, Hey, give me $48,000 and I will show you how to start a business that takes care of seniors. So you can say, well wait, is there like a recipe? No, there's no recipe. Is there like a build out of what the stores? No, nothing like that. Like we're going to coach you on how to become a senior care company, right? For $48,000. So, um, that's, I mean, so think about that. This is what we sell. That's, that's the product, right? So, um, what we knew is we knew something really important that we didn't want to sell the product to just anybody that had the money.

Speaker 2:     07:36         Uh, and in the world of franchising and maybe in the world of, of courses, maybe in the world of selling informational products, you may want to just sell the product to whoever has the money. But for us as little bit different, you've got to think about, we're teaching somebody how to go and take care of seniors in their homes. This has to be somebody that is a good person who's going to be a good entrepreneur, who's going to do a good job and not only that, in our business, we make a royalty for the rest of their lives. So they pay us $48,000 and then we make five percent of all of their revenues forever. So we don't want just anybody to be our Franchisee, right? We don't want to go to war with just anybody. We want to have the marine, we want to have the green baret that's going to go and build this business, right?

Speaker 2:     08:23         And become successful. So it became incredibly important to us that we needed to really know our audience. And I think that people say that they know their audience a lot of times and they really don't write. Like sometimes people say, well, I want to attract, uh, people, okay, that's not an audience. Well, I want to attract people who love energy drinks. Well, that's still not an audience, right? So you have to really drill down into an audience of one, and in fact, I wish I take credit for this, but so much of this is what Russell talks about. Uh, we, you know, all of us, we read his first book like crazy and so much of this we learned from you guys when you're talking, when you're, when you're attracting people, this idea that you're speaking to one person, right? And who is that person?

Speaker 2:     09:14         Um, and so, so, uh, you know, that that's a lot of the work that we did when we first started the company is who is that one person we would want to sell the franchise to. Um, and that I think made us really, really successful. So who is that one for you? Could you, I know you guys got this dialed in really super tight. Yeah. So this is something we also stumbled onto. So, uh, so one of my partners played in the nfl and he's never had a job in his life. The other partner, his name is Chad, and he was a pfizer pharmaceutical rep, so he had been in healthcare for 10 years and then he quit his job and we started a modest senior care and shadow was this amazing salesperson, right? He, he had been trained by some of the best companies out there.

Speaker 2:     10:00         He'd been trained by Pfizer. Uh, he worked for Baxter for a little bit. So these, like amazing sales organizations. So we're sitting down and uh, we start to get these, these leads, right? We start to get these leads of people that want to open a modest senior cares and they're all crap, right? They're just terrible leads. And uh, and by the way people with money, like we had people would have said, take my $48,000. And we're saying, no thank you. Can you imagine like, come, especially as your first that's like, whoa. Yeah, exactly. Right now we're just starting out. And so we're saying no to people and so we're sitting down, it was a late night dinner. We're thinking we've really got to find who it is we want to advertise to. And we said, well, what about Chad? Chad is a pfizer pharmaceutical rep. what if we could advertise this opportunity and say, Hey, those of you in America, if you sell pharmaceuticals, if you sell medical devices, if you're a basically in healthcare sales, this could be the franchise for you.

Speaker 2:     11:00         And we and we all got really excited about. And then we, and then we thought, how the heck do we do that? How do we actually take our offer and put it in front of. And we started like drawing the person male over the age of 40. He is married, he has kids, he has worked for some of the best pharmaceutical companies in the world. Um, he makes about $150,000 a year and he is now to the point where he feels like all he'll ever be is a salesperson. All he'll ever be is somebody who goes and tells doctors to prescribe Viagra, right? Like they get to the point where they want more of life. And, and this is somebody though that makes $150,000 a year, which is not nothing that's a good salary. But they have this pain and so we, we, we, we did all that.

Speaker 2:     11:52         We had a picture, we had a picture of, we got a mind, you're like, this is what it looks like. We pinned it to the wall and we wrote down all these things about this person and then it came, you know, how the heck do we find them? And uh, and then we, we, we were thinking about a different, different job boards and different places. And then linkedin came as maybe the opportunity because on Linkedin, what you can do is if you know exactly who you're looking for, you can then send in an advertisement or an inmail or an ad or something to that one person. So I have an ad for example, and you know, you guys can steal this if you want a funnel hacking, right? So, um, but we have an ad that goes on linkedin that says life after Pfizer and, and it has a picture of a person and that ad only shows up to males over the age of 40 who are salespeople for Pfizer.

Speaker 2:     12:57         And, and so when that ad shows up to that person, you know, they're on their computer, they're on linkedin or they're on their phone right in there, they're looking at it and all of a sudden this ad comes across as life after Pfizer. I'm like, holy crap, I mean, I work at Pfizer. What isn't. So our clicksor rates started going through the roof, right? Because you're taking a message that is so incredibly targeted to one person. And once we started doing that and then came the magic of clickfunnels, because once they clicked on Linkedin to an ad that said life after Pfizer or a pharmaceutical layoffs, you know, we would, we would, we have this messaging that was really a punch in the face, right? I mean, you have to punch him in the face if they're going to listen. And then he'd go to a clickfunnels page and on the click funnels page I think is what a lot of people don't do.

Speaker 2:     13:49         And Dave, if I'm talking too much, you gotta, you gotTa shut me up. Okay, I will. You keep going. You're doing awesome. So, um, so what happens is once you click on the linkedin ad and they go to, they go to the clickfunnels page, we, we kept the conversation going. So I think what a lot of people do is once you've grabbed them, you're throwing them on some website and all the website does is talk about how handsome you are, how nice you are, how amazing you are, and what your product is and how amazing your product is. And you've lost this communication. You've lost the opportunity to tell your audience why this is good for them, how we can change your life. And so our landing page would say, again, life after Pfizer, find out why you, the pharmaceutical rep are ideal to become an entrepreneur, to take care of seniors, what you know is so valuable.

Speaker 2:     14:39         And we would talk about them, we wouldn't talk about us, we talk about them. And so then that conversion, that landing page and click funnels converted better than anything we had ever done. Um, and uh, and that's, and that's what we did. And so, uh, we are one of the only franchise in the world that we were trying to like get this, uh, to be, uh, like, I don't know Guinness Book of Records or something, but we're like the only franchise in the world where almost all of our franchisees are either medical device sales people who left medical devices or pharmaceutical people who left pharmaceuticals. And that's something we're super, super proud of that, that it really did work that if you go out there and you really can service one person and change your life, um, that I believe you, you can be successful. I love it.

Speaker 2:     15:29         I think that's probably one of the main reason I wanted to have you on the show is you're so good at being able to identify exactly that Avatar. I mean literally down to the picture on your wall and exactly what he looks like. And I think that's the problem with so many people when they first get started is they think, oh, I'm going to start off on a $7 tripwire thing. I'm to send it out to the world. And whoever clicks on it, that's where my audience is going to be. I'm like, stop. You don't have to start that low. I love that you start at $48,000. Totally extreme. It's like, no, we know what we are. And because of that, you're able to really get super, super dialed in on exactly who you're, who you're who you're marketing to. And again, you guys are amazing the market.

Speaker 2:     16:08         I know you. You're the brains behind all this marketing stuff there, Marcos. And so it's really cool to see how you've made, been able to build this in. And you guys built a huge, huge company out of this. So help me understand though. Now person spends $48,000 and they get this coaching. Where does it take them? What, what are you getting five percent of? How does it, I mean usually other franchise, they've got a physical building and the seats and everything else. So how you guys, are you guys doing that? Well, you know, I think the, the big part of this is uh, what we, what we really provide to them as the system that, uh, that they would need in order to go out and market their business to hospitals, skinner's facilities into the families, right? So you need to contracts, you need crm, you need a point of sales system to do billing and all that stuff, right?

Speaker 2:     17:01         So we provide a business in a box to the entrepreneur. They're never going to have to go find some other way to do it. All the marketing pieces, all the flyers, a, everything. Seriously, everything they would need is his business in a box for them to go out there. Right? Um, I'm going to cut you off there real quick and I think a lot of people miss is people will pay for done for you. And I think you guys, what do you call it? Business box or whatever you want to name it. I mean, the reality is you've literally done absolutely everything for him. So it's plug and play. They don't have to think beyond just following your exact business model, which I think for, for a lot of people are listening to this realize there's a lot of people who are in that same situation.

Speaker 2:     17:43         Maybe they are in their thirties, forties, fifties. As people continue to age, they're like, I'm not done working. I still want to be able to provide value to people and your service provides is massive, massive value. So I think that's killer. Yeah. You know, and in talking about that, what I think is interesting is people with whatever offer they have, you think about a $48,000 offer to somebody and there's lots of ways for you to, to show that offer, right? And you think about, if you think about what we're doing is just saying, give me $48,000 and I'll show you how to take care of seniors, which is not a glamorous thing, right? This is changed guys. It's changing diapers. It's, um, you know, moving people into the shower giving baths. Right now the entrepreneur is in doing that work. It's the caregivers who are doing it, but in no way are we selling something that is glamorous.

Speaker 2:     18:36         I'm now and I think that sometimes people don't realize this, that the $48,000 franchise fee, the reason somebody who's really paying you that, the reason their pain is that is there's a pain point. There is something that they want in their lives that they cannot get and what they come to believe. And what your, what your. I think your job as a marketer, a with authenticity at least is to give that audience the idea that, hey, this vehicle that I have for you could be the solution to the pain that you're having and yeah, it's $48,000, but it will, it will get you to where you want to, where you want to be, right? It doesn't matter that it's home care. It doesn't matter that a senior care, it's the vehicle that's going to allow them to become somebody different that's going to allow them to achieve something, be be with their families, uh, have control, not have a boss anymore.

Speaker 2:     19:32         Whatever that those things are right. And I do believe people would pay, I truly believe actually, that if we raise our franchise fee to $75,000 today, we would still have people join our franchise because of the, the amazing value we're providing to them, uh, even after they buy the franchise. And also the fact that we're solving such a, such incredible pain that people have in corporate America. Right? Which is our audience. I love it. Oh man marks. I can talk to you for hours on end about this kind of stuff as we get close to kind of wrap things up though. Any other parting words, things you want to make sure people know or learn from you. Um, Gosh, you know what, I, I think with this, for the topic of today that the, what I've learned so much from click funnels that I learned from you, Dave, alert from you, from, from Russell, is really, really understand your audience.

Speaker 2:     20:23         None of us have unlimited dollars. So let me tell you guys, you know, if you, if you study the Egyptian revolution, this is kinda weird, but stick with me on this. What? Gibbins resolution. Yeah. So did jeff, were like, this sucks, we hate our dictator, the dictator is bad, what do we do about it? And it's all these college kids that are pissed off, right? And like, what do we do now? College kids, they have no money, right? Um, and if, if, if the authorities figure out what they're trying to do, there'll be killed. So think about that marketing. So if you're doing marketing, think about that's what you're trying to market is a revolution to topple the dictator and you're going to go take to facebook and you're going to do all that. So what's crazy about the Egyptian revolution is they were able to identify exactly who their audience was, why they were so upset about their dictator, and they were able to rally people in the millions to join the revolution and they actually toppled their dictator.

Speaker 2:     21:26         If you, it's really cool, you see there's an image where, uh, in Egypt and they're in this town square and there's really millions of people on the street and it started with these college kids going, we've got to build a revolution. And, and again, all they did is they knew who the audience was, they knew the pain points were, and if you do that, it doesn't matter if you have a dollar in your pocket, if you have a million dollars, you can actually build a revolution. And I think you guys did that with click funnels as well, you know, we're aspiring to do. And that's what I had hoped that, that marketers really see themselves as not just marketers, but as revolutionaries. That's what you're really doing. I love it when Marcus, thanks so much. If people want to reach out to you, what's easiest way for me to reach out to you? I don't know, linkedin, anywhere. You guys feel free to reach out to me. I love this click funnels community. Uh, people reach out all the time. So just reach out to me on, on facebook or Linkedin or however you call me, whatever. Anyway, you guys can reach out. Happy to, uh, to get that reach. I love it. Marcus, thanks so much for your time, bud. We'll talk to you real soon. You got it.

Speaker 3:     22:34         Hey everybody, thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if you'd like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Aug 24, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Peng Joon:

Peng Joon will be revealing how he built a following of over 2 million people online using the monetization strategy that has generated over $10 million. He details the process of using automating content creation and gives many useful tips on branding and content creating.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Content Multiplier Formula: What is it? (1:00)
  • Pillar Piece Of Content: Ease And Scalability (11:50)
  • Immerse Yourself And Go All In! (15:34)
  • The Power of Live Events: Branding and Monetization (24:00)

Quotable Moments:

"Understand how to create content in a very strategic manner so it actually reduces the cost of ads."

"Understanding that people and marketers have already figured out what kind of content is proven to be engaging."

"Are you willing to be bad at something to be good at something."

"This is the moment when the average person will quit. Do you believe that you are an average person?"

Other Tidbits:

Peng discusses how he automates his traffic strategy that has enabled him to travel the world and speak in over 20+ countries. It was this strategy here that got him to place #1 in the Expert Secrets contest.



Speaker 1:     00:00           Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward.

Speaker 2:     00:17           Everybody. Welcome back to funnel hacker radio. You guys are in for the ride of your life today. I have been trying to get this guy on my show for business guy in the world and traveling around the literally travels around the world the entire time. Any of you guys were there at funnel hacking live. You saw him. And if you know anything about our expert secrets book launch, he was the number one affiliate. So with that, I want to introduce you guys to Peng Joon. Hey, welcome to the show.

Speaker 3:     00:40           They have everybody. I'm so excited to be here and I'm going to do whatever it takes to give you guys so much value today

Speaker 2:     00:48           that's you always over deliver. So I'm not too worried about that. So for people who don't know, uh, this whole crazy expert secrets book launched, literally went nuts and hang ended up just dominating at the end. And I was like, how the heck did you do this? Because I mean he actually ended up creating an audience of over 2 million Pixel people from scratch and I'm like, what in the how do you, how does someone do that? And so he's created this thing called the content multiplier formula and I want him to kind of dive in and talk to you about this. The other thing we're going to make sure we have time at the end is he also is the master at live events. So kind of a little hook there to make sure you guys stay to the end of this thing. So you're learning a ton about the content multiplier, but also about live events. So paying to go ahead and dive in on this whole content multiply. What is it? How's it work? Why are you so successful with it?

Speaker 3:     01:36           Well, let's just start off with how most people use social media and facebook, right? When most people use facebook in one ads, most of the time it's about creating the ad, targeting the audience. I'm choosing the right image. They think it's about the copy, which all those are important to the equation, but you really think about it. That's what everybody is doing. They're running an ad to a completely cold audience and getting that audience to go to follow and while that may have been effective a couple of years ago, here's the biggest turn. The biggest turn is that because that's what everybody else is doing and you will realize that you're running ads for a while, is that facebook ad cost is constantly on the rise and the reason for that is because, well, it's two things. It's all supply and demand, right? So supply which is our newsfeed that is not going to change and facebook can only gem that many ads in newsfeed, so supplies remain constant and the same time demand, which is every single entrepreneur, every single business owner is coming on board now because they understand the power of facebook.

Speaker 3:     02:44           So demand is constantly on the rise and what happens when demand increases and supply stays the same is that crisis of ads is just going to keep increasing. And if you adopt the same strategy of what everybody else is doing, which is just running ads to a cold audience, which is important, that is not going to give you an itch and I believe that the businesses that will not just survive but thrive when it comes to marketing on facebook, are the ones that understand how to create content in a very strategic manner so that it actually reduces the cost of the ads and the only way to reduce the cost of your ads is if you're able to run ads to a semi warm audience. And how do you build a semi warm audience? It is when you're able to start the relationship off first by giving them value so that they know who you are, where you started the relationship off with no strings attached.

Speaker 3:     03:41           And what I mean by that is if you take a look at what most marketers say is that for the last couple of years, Martins have always said, oh, you need to start off by building a squeeze page first. And the first thing you need to do is get some name and email address. Right? And while that has been effective for like the last decade, the problem with that is that if you run an ad and there was some sort of string attached like I'm going to give you this free gift if and only if you enter your name and email address, you realize that's only going to become more and more expensive, but what if you actually did things differently? What if you started the relationship off by giving value? No strings attached and then after that ran ads to people who consumed your content and you retarget them after and if you did that, you will realize that the cost of your ad, your cost per acquisition, your cost per lead, your cost per registration, all of that is going to decrease because now you're marketing to an audience whom you've already served and given value in the past.

Speaker 3:     04:44           And that is what the content multiplier formula is all about.

Speaker 2:     04:49           That is so killer. I think it's. It's been fun for me only because the demand for your content multiplier formula is just going through the roof because people are like, I'm doing it this old way and it's not working, and I hear this crazy thing, that pains joint. What's he doing? And I think what you provided there is the key and that is if you provide value first before you ask for the often totally changes the game.

Speaker 3:     05:12           That's right. So, so what do we think about it? The problem is that most marketers, they wake up, they're all pumped, they're excited, and then it's like I want to start creating content today and then go to facebook or instagram or youtube and they say, you know, like, so what should I talk about today? Right? So that's where I believe that there's the three most important pieces, which is having a systematic way to actually publish your content and having it go out. Number two is automating the process so that it's in a very systematic, strategic manner that doesn't consume your life. And then number three is about monetizing. Ultimately, you can only get your message out there if you have a method of monetizing it. So, so if you really think about it, like step them one, what should you talk about? You start creating videos that actually genuinely help your target audience.

Speaker 3:     06:03           So you start creating these videos, um, and there's a whole formula for it. But basically the whole idea is understanding that people and marketers have already figured out what type of content is proved is proven to be engaging. So this, when you can go to Buzzsumo, this, when you can go to medium and like medium, I love medium. You know why? Because they have the entire hook story figured out. You take a look at their headlines and what are the articles that go up a medium. It's so engaging. So what if you actually went on medium and this is what I call, you know, beginning with the end in mind. You'll look at the headlines, the title that's already proven to convert in your marketplace. And it's not about, you know, this is like content hacking, right? Understanding the content that's really working right and run it and trying to reinvent the wheel, take a look at what's already proven to be engaging and create content based on those topics.

Speaker 3:     07:01           Then that step in what. Okay, and then but two, it's about having that system, whether it's Trello, whether it's using google drive, but having a systematic way to have your content go across all different platforms. Facebook, instagram, youtube, your blog, right? So like I have my content up on all these different platforms because. And it's possibly because of the system and my system is basically every three months, every four months I take three days off, I spend an entire day of shooting videos and then after that all of my videos, it goes on Google drive and that's when my team takes over. That's when they create the 59 second videos for instagram. They create the, the, the, the 15 second stories. They take the most compelling things. I sit in the videos and they create the quote cards from it, all of the. They send it to rev for transcription.

Speaker 3:     07:55           It goes into this shared folder and the transcription is sent to my blog posts, the ones that is proven to be engaging the, uh, my, my, my writer will rewrite the transcription and make it into an actual blog post, so, but only for the winners. So there's this strategy for automating all of the content so that it matches the context of the platform. I think what many marketers do is they post the same thing on all platforms when in fact we need to match the content to the context of platform and finding the third step. So like there's a reason to doing all this. It is to build up that warm audience, that retargeting, retargeting audience, the pixeled audience so that you can run your ads this time to this warm audience. There's, when you invite them to the free plus shipping funnel is when you invite them to a webinar. This is when you send them to the opt in page because now you're going to realize that not only have you built a following, but now your cost of advertising, cost per lead, cost per registration is going to be drastically lower.

Speaker 2:     08:58           I love it. I think that's the part that people don't understand is x seminar says, well, Gosh, I can't create 120 videos like pain does. There's no way, and yet at the same time they don't understand there's a cost for that time and it's actually, if you'll invest the time now, it will reduce your ad cost drastically. I saw that during your expert secrets thing. I saw your ads everywhere. I'm like, he's gotten paid a fortune for those ads it, but you weren't because of all the way he retargeted these things, so it was just amazing for me to see how you're actually able. If you spend the time upfront, you're actually able to reduce the added costs on the back end.

Speaker 3:     09:31           Yes, 100 percent. And I think that the reason why people think that creating content is tough is because they're not beginning with the end in mind. So like my process that I use is that my team, they'll do the research and I think you got to find out what works for you. But what has worked well for me because I'm someone who likes to analyze things a lot and it took me a long time last time if I tried to actually prepare for it and that's when it actually takes a long time. So like what my team does now that's worked really well is they will just give me the title, the book and on the spot, like within five seconds I bogle and I realized that that has actually worked a whole lot better because that's what I'm on natural. I'm not trying to overanalyze things and that's when we're able to create videos really, really quickly.

Speaker 2:     10:16           That's so funny. So as are talking, I basically just got back from Africa and my daughter in law, who's gonna be doing a lot of my social media. I said, you have to go ahead, you got to use pangs course. So she bought your course and I came home and literally last night I said I can't take three days off right now. I've been gone for two weeks. But it was, it was fascinating to me because she did the same thing. She was like, Hey, here's the hookers, the title go. And just that spontaneity piece I think I'm hoping actually he's going to create it to be much more genuine. It's not as as well planned out or thought out, but I think it comes across much more authentic and I think it should be much more engaging that way.

Speaker 3:     10:54           He will be, it will be end and he was thinking you don't even need to take three days off. Like that's just what I do because that's worked well for me to, to, you know, get my videographer in and then just really immersive cells. But you could take half a day off and that will still take care of like nearly an entire month's worth of social media stuff. So. So do what will work for your, your timetable and your schedule.

Speaker 2:     11:17           I love that. So now that you've got that, it's automated. So first of all, people aren't going to be dying on Dave, how do I get this course? Where is it at, how do I, how do I actually do it? So where can they have to get the course?

Speaker 3:     11:29           So it's the typical free plus shipping, which all be very familiar with. You can get this, where I'll talk about how do you create this first piece of pillar content, have it automated and streamlined across all these different platforms using the system that's proven over and over again.

Speaker 2:     11:50           I love it. So help people understand when you're talking about piece of content, what exactly is that?

Speaker 3:     11:55           Okay. So that's basically the first piece of content that is going to be repurposed across all these different platforms. Right? And that starts with a video like that would be the only thing that is unavoidable. It's you creating that first piece of video because everything else can be streamlined and automated. So to me, the video is the pillar content. That's the first step, number one, uh, there's that piece usually. So it's usually like two minutes to five, right? So if so, like I don't have the time, should not be an excuse because the videos that convert well and facebook, they're not long videos, they're short videos, so two to five minutes would be ideal. Um, and then once you have that piece of content, it pillar content, that's when the transcription, that's when the 59 second version, that's when the 15 second version for a story that all of that can happen now as a direct result of that one video. So it's about having the system so that as you grow your team, as you and you could be right now just one person and you could outsource it, get an assistant, help you out, but help having the system up in place first so that as you scale and as you want to go across all these different platforms, it becomes easy and scalable.

Speaker 2:     13:16           I love that. So I want to make sure is, as people who are listening to this, did you understand one of the main things I've always taken away from paying that you could do the most amazing job and that is you have this ability to teach at very complex things in a very simple, simple method and it's one of things I love about your free plus shipping book as I was going through it was what seems to be super complex. You have this talent of really just minimizing it into such small consumable chunks. I think it's, it's even easy to see that even in your, in the stuff that you're producing online as far as social media, the same thing happens and if you don't mind, could you. If a person's not real good at doing that, what type of suggestions would you recommend? How do they get better at being more concise like you are?

Speaker 3:     14:01           So those of you have heard my story, you will know that. You know, I, I was horrible, like really, really horrible at one point in time. And I think that it really comes down to, number one, whether you are willing to be bad at something in order to be good at something. I think that most people never achieve mastery is because most people dabble. Most people are shiny objects seekers will, they'll find something and they'll say, oh, let me try this thing. And then they're on it for like a week and then after that next week they're onto try and drop shipping. And then the following week they're trying, you know, affiliate marketing because they're not willing to be bad at something to be good at something speaking. And the ability to articulate in a way that is easily understood. I believe it comes down to practice.

Speaker 3:     14:49           My videos used to be horrible when I was at doing live events. I used to bomb on stages, you know, I failed over and over again. And, and I think that the thing that stops people from being good at something, they're just not willing to be bad at it at first. And if you are consistently, if you really think about that attitude to what's practice, most people when they have some sort of success, that's when he tell themselves like, oh, I already know that, but if you really think about it, I mean, think about the attitude like Michael Jordan would have if his coach asked him to make a free trial. Do you think Michael Jordan will say, oh, I already know how to make a free trial. Right? So, so I think that the attitude towards getting better at something and how people tell themselves, um, and the teachability index, which is what Russell says all the time, right, will really determine how good a person becomes at a certain skill.

Speaker 2:     15:46           I love that. Totally. I can't agree more with you. Ross were just talking about this the other day as far as one of his skill sets just like you is the ability to literally immerse himself in something and to go all in on it is in the process. Right now I'm getting registered to write his new book, traffic secrets and everything right now is traffic, traffic, traffic, and just totally immersion. Even though we'd been running traffic and literally half a million dollars a month in traffic and yet at the same time it's like, okay, what more can I learn? How can I really, how can I understand it so well that I could teach it in a couple little sketch drawings which she prefers to do and you have that same step, that skill and I love seeing you teach in your live events just because you get people so excited because you come up, you're a master of the content and you come across so eloquent and yet at the same time, so simple that people go, if paying can do, maybe I can't do, and I think that's one of the. Again, it's the skill of a master like you are paying, so congrats on putting in the time.

Speaker 3:     16:46           Thank you. Yes. It took a lot of time. It took a lot of time training, practice, and I think that's the thing people don't see they. They look at. Most people look at the result, right? They look at the tip of the iceberg and then the conclusion is, oh, this person must be good at this because of some sort of talent or skill or it's genetics. Right? And they don't look at the struggles or the journey.

Speaker 2:     17:10           Totally agree. Well, with that, I want to kind of do a little segue into this other portion because I want to make sure we get time for this. And I, I knew you actually before the whole content multiplier formula. I knew you more as the Tony Robbins who is of your. Basically our Asian was flying around the country when you first join our inner circle. I'm like, he's joined the inner circle and yet he's never ever hear. It's because he's traveling around. How many live events do you do a year?

Speaker 3:     17:36           Well, so first of all, let me give you some context too, like event. Okay. Um,

Speaker 3:     17:42           the only reason why I immersed myself into the world of live events was because there was a point in time when I was so bad and I was so horrible and I bombed on stage that I told myself I would never do live events again. And one of the, uh, the CEO of one of the biggest, uh, seminar organizers in the world. I'm the CEO of success resources and I was friends with him and he and I told him, you know, his name's Richard. I said, Richard, thank you very much for inviting me to this stage, but I don't think I'll as you can see speaking's not from you, that that was when he put me in a crowd of 900 people and I sold nothing. Okay.

Speaker 3:     18:24           You know, as you can see, I'm an internet marketer. I'm not a speaker. I'm not a closer, um, but it was a great learning experience. And he told me this thing. He said, he said, I'm so. I said, you know, thank you very much for inviting me, but I don't think I'll be coming back. And he told me this. He said, you know, the last couple of years, over the last decade we've worked with the best of the best people like Tony Robbins, um, and with the bunny have reached speakers and seeing them come and go. And he told me this, he said, this is the moment when an average person will quit. And I thought like, those were very powerful words and he asked me, he said, Peng Joon, do you believe that you're an average person? And those words really well. So it was, and I know it sounds a little bit cheesy, but it was really just one moment of decision and that one moment of decision is, you know, I'm never gonna quit until I become world class at this. So it just became a personal agenda that I can tell you that even though I've been to all these different, I've spoken more than 20 countries now in at least 200 plus different events, speaking gigs, 90 minutes all over the world. And I can tell you that some countries there aren't very profitable. They're not the best use of my time. I'm not going to name the of.

Speaker 3:     19:52           But I do that purely because I don't know, just to, just so that I can get the hours, practice experience. Um, and that's why I do them. Okay. So it's, it's, that's why I do live events was because I told myself at one point in time, I'm only going to quit when I believe that actually will cross at this. So to me, mastery is 10,000 hours and I'm not going to quit until I get the 10,000 hour mark. So it may not be the best business decision. I think that speaking is great for. I mean, it's great, you know, don't get me wrong, it's still good money, but it may not necessarily be the best use of my time at this point in time, but. But that's the purpose of events. I think it's branding, it's great cashflow, it's great monetization. But the reason why I'm doing it today is very different. Just for that reason. I love it. Well, I know you're

Speaker 2:     20:48           well on your way to more than your 10,000 hours, which is super cool. But. So tell me for those people who are sitting there going, gosh, I, in fact I was actually with the people already in Russell when we're out in Africa and we decided to open up our own platform selling and put out the form and everything else on facebook live and it would close it down. Yesterday we have over 200 people now that have basically applied for this and then there's going through some of the application. Some of them were like, well, you know, I just want to be, I want to use this as a starting. I've never done it before. I want to work for you guys. And I'm like, well I don't want to have typically not gonna use our platform to have you practice on. So how does a person who wants to get really good at it, how do they get the practice? How do they start down that 10,000 hours? It's really hard to get on a stage if you don't already have a track record. So how do you do that?

Speaker 3:     21:39           There's two ways. Okay. I believe that this opportunity is something that was not available to us like 10 years ago, 10 years ago, when, when I was just about starting out, speaking on stages. Well, eight years ago I didn't have that opportunity. We just number one, live webinars, live webinars would be low risk. You don't have to spend tens and thousands of dollars. I'm trying to fill up a room yourself and on top of that, that's when you can actually practice with like 10 people live. So if all it takes is to run ads to like you know, to a Webinar, show up with a Webinar, get practice every single week by doing a live webinar because that would be the closest thing to a live event. Now, once you start practicing doing that, and that could be facebook live as well, you know, just interacting with an audience, but nothing's going to be the same as of course in a live event.

Speaker 3:     22:30           But like you said, no organizer is going to want you on their stages if you had zero practice and to use their stages as a practice ground. So what do you do? Use facebook. Get like really swollen. This is what I tell people all the time. Okay? So most of the time people don't start because of limiting beliefs, right? You might not have the confidence to do it yet. And here's what I tell people. I say, right? Do you believe that you can teach someone everything you knew about whatever skills that you had and charge somebody a thousand dollars for three days. Why would we taught them everything you knew, whether it's marketing, whether it's investing or stocks, right? And if you really think about it, if you had 10 people on board, right? And charge a thousand dollars, that's a $10,000 weekend and the way to do it is facebook ads, right?

Speaker 3:     23:20           Facebook ads where you, the people within a 25 mile radius that's in your city and saying, hey guys, and targeting with that interest based as well saying, you know, I'm going to be holding this free workshop this evening. Come and spend half a day with me when I'm going to be showing you Xyz. Result without thing you hate doing. Come and join me for this masterclass, boot camp in person. And you just gave them, you know, crazy value for half a day for hours, and then after that you're sending them to a two or three days if you've been charged them a thousand dollars for it, right? I believe that's the best way to get this. And even if they didn't sign up, you gave them great value and it was great practice for you and you didn't have to risk too much because you need to target 10 people, which is going to be extremely cheap. So that's how you get press.

Speaker 2:     24:07           I love that. And the great thing about is it dovetails into how we started this off with the whole idea as far as this content multiplier, because here you're, you're using your content that you're publishing, putting that out to trap basically as bait to get people to join a list where you can then invite them. And obviously retargeting locally. I love, love that idea as well. So again, I, I would love to talk to you literally for days, uh, because you have a sense.

Speaker 3:     24:32           Let, let, let me show you this one more thing. Okay. So like just last week, one of my students was just showing him like the power of life events and a very, very simple funnel. Okay. So he's funnels like two steps. Step number one is, hey guys, I'm doing a live event to show you how to publish a book and use a book as a marketing tool. Sign up for this life event. Thank you page. Hey, I'm excited having you to come for this slide. Okay. So it was a freeing three hour workshop he spent. So listen to this, he spent on facebook ads wasn't exactly cheap because I know that his face campaign couldn't use a lot of improvement by. He spent approximately $50 to acquire a lead. So a lead was basically just name, email, phone number. She got about 40 percent to show up at his event.

Speaker 3:     25:21           So you've been with free 40 percent show up. Um, and he got a room of approximately. So he did two sessions total about 120 people. So 120 people, right? Um, so that would have been about, I don't know, like 300 leads, 300 leads multiplied by 50 bucks. We spent like slightly over 10,000. Right? But understand something when you sell something that is a $2,000, so he's still at $2,000. You, he needed like, I don't remember the exact number, but it was like less than three percent conversions in order to make all of your money back, not including the back end, including all of the upsells that happens after that. So even if you are not necessarily good at speaking, speaking is actually very low risk. It's simple to set your funnel up, right? It's simple to get 10 people, 50 people come to the event is all a matter of just scaling on facebook and then that's how you can get that practice. So, you know,

Speaker 2:     26:23           I just, I love, love your examples. The best part is you're, you're the guy who's actually out there doing it. It's really fun for me to sit and spend time with young because a lot of people talk about, Oh yeah, I fact I was talking to this guy yesterday who wants to start his own speaking course, and yet he's never spoken from stage like you're gonna cry. He goes, yeah, I've learned everything. I've read all the books. I'm like, how can you have any authority or validity to go out? And he goes, well, I've done webinars. I'm like, no, it's totally different. You have to understand that. I love. I love that simple models. Super easy funnel drive, facebook ad traffic to it. Have a free one there. We're going to send them. I mean we talked about that in extra tickets and dotcom secrets all the time. Any other value bonds before we wrap things up for you? Wanna, make sure people hear about.

Speaker 3:     27:11           Well, I think that when it comes to live events, you just got to do the first one first and understand that. I'd say like 90 percent of people will do their first live event will usually bump and just that's part of the process. It's part of the journey. Expect to bomb, especially you have no prior training, but um, that's just part of the process, but I can tell you that there has not, there isn't a single person I know that did the first live event that never regretted doing it, not one person, not one, and it will be the most fulfilling and lucrative potentially lucrative thing they actually do in your career. And that's when you really think about it. That's when you're able to serve your customers at the highest level. Like, I don't know about you, but I've never been to a webinar. Then as that changed my life. Right? So you can really change somebody's life tool Webinar, but for life event, that's when can change some of these lights.

Speaker 2:     28:18           Oh my gosh, I love that. I know we're about ready to open up the funnel hacking live tickets for next year and that's really Russell's primary focus is exactly what you said is says young people who buy products and things through through webinars, which is great and they get serviced that way. But the community and the culture and the connections that happen at live events. I, I'm where I'm at right now because I attended live events and I think if from one, if you haven't gone to a live event, men go find a lot of them go to it and see how it's done and learn from watching other people do it, but the other thing I think is if you want to serve someone for us as a community, I think the only way we will always have a funnel hacking live because it's the best way for us to serve our community and having them actually there.

Speaker 3:     29:04           In fact, Dave, if you look up like, I don't know if you can of really see it, but like all those folders up here, all these folders and there's like a bunch of white files down there. I'm not kidding, but if I took all those, all those folders are just notes I've learned from attending live events and it's like, oh my gosh, I've spent hundreds and thousands of dollars learning from my events because that's how I grew to understand that if you are somebody been learning to life events, what have you could be that person for somebody else. That's why it's so powerful. Oh, I love it.

Speaker 2:     29:42           Thank. Thank you so much. Again, you're such a dear friend to me personally and to us as a community. I can't thank you enough for all that you continue to give and give and give your a person who is so genuine and always out there providing value to people. Again, for those of you guys, make sure you look at the content multiplier formula and then we were talking earlier about as far as events, if people want to find out more about live events, how can they do that?

Speaker 3:     30:04           You can go to event to learn a five step system on how to run and monetize live events.

Speaker 2:     30:12           Indeed, you can tell people about what they're gonna get in there. It's basically a I. I believe

Speaker 3:     30:16           that all successful live events is basically five pillars. Number one is the ability to sell the tickets to is the ability to get them to show up. Number three is what you actually teach at a live events to serve them the highest level. Number four, which is where the real money is executing the upsell, and number five is basically how do you leverage the live event so that you don't stuck being an events trainer where you're always on the road trading time for money. How do you turn it into a digital asset? How do you really leverage on that event? Create testimonials, you know, digital asset from all of that. It's five steps.

Speaker 2:     30:53           Oh Man, I wish we had more time, so basically people go out and take a We'll have the links down below for sure. Hey, thank you so much again. I wish you all the best and all that you're doing and look for talking again real soon. Thank you.

Speaker 4:     31:12           Okay. Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me or I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people at the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as at the pub like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you so I can go to itunes rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do that do to make this better for you guys.

Speaker 4:     32:01           Thanks.

Aug 22, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Makenna Riley:

Currently a sophomore in high school, Makenna explains how she was able to make 10k in one month and has managed to become a successful internet marketer, specializing  in making other entrepreneurs online dreams possible using funnels to social media work. The author of “Every Company need a Kid,” Makenna has also been interviewed by Ink and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • How to create your own online store: (4:22)
  • Building your own supplements: (6:56)
  • Building a company and selling the concept: (8:15)

Quotable Moments:

"Invest money in a course on how to do internet marketing properly."

"Put them in your own business or make a business for them to start learning how to do things."

"The angle of every company you have is to sell it, or it just dies down."

Other Tidbits:

Makenna discusses her online vitamin store that tailors supplements specifically to customers needs and explains how she has been able to grow her business and be successful at the same time. She also discusses internet marketing strategies and how they have benefited her to this point.



Speaker 1:       00:00           Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome back to [inaudible]

Speaker 2:       00:18           funnel hacker radio. You guys are in for the treat of your life. I am so, so excited to introduce you to my guest today. First of all, let me introduce to you Mckenna and Mckenna. Welcome to the show.

Speaker 3:       00:29           Hello.

Speaker 2:       00:30           I am so excited. Mckenna's 50. I actually met her out and Bradford owns tedx event earlier this year in Vegas and was fascinated by all this stuff that she's doing and people always say, well, you know what? You have to be older to figure this thing out. I'm like, wait a second. Mckinnon is killing it, crushing it online at the age of 15 at that. You know what? I want to bring her on and, and have her tell her story. So without any further ado, let's kind of dive into this. So Mckenna, tell people, how did you, what you were just telling you, you're starting to buy in the shop before you were doing that, then what you're kind of doing, how'd you get involved?

Speaker 3:       01:02           This whole online world. So my mother is Forbes Riley, she's a big online presence, a television person and I was into like coding and computers and I wasn't really doing much with it and I actually did something for her and we generated a lot of money through it. So she was like get on this internet thing, like you will be so good. Alright. And the first thing, the first program she handed me because I was just using a just pages to build sites all with code with no help from any, like besides wordpress. But she put this program, click funnels in front of me and within an hour I had made like six clickfunnels. I was like, oh my God, like why am I not doing this? And that's how like clickfunnels entered me into the Internet marketing world.

Speaker 2:       01:59           That was awesome. So tell people what are you doing now?

Speaker 3:       02:03           I'm working on a vitamin company that selects the vitamin perfect for you without having to go to a doctor having to. So it goes through if you're tired, your blood type, what's in your blood irons? It's this whole thing that makes the perfect vitamin for you. Super excited about.

Speaker 2:       02:24           How'd you find out about this? I mean, how'd you even get it? I mean most 15 year olds aren't too interested in taking vitamins.

Speaker 3:       02:30           I was interesting because my dad, he takes vitamins because he has. He's a really large person so he's just low on certain things like most people are and I found research showing that people are taking vitamins, they're overloading their body with iron and copper, which is actually not helping them. It's like shortening, shortening their life. So I was like, I don't want my dad to like insert shortening his life because I wanted to live as long as can. So I did all this research and it shows people are taking vitamin C and it's killing them because they're overloading. I was like, I don't want this for anybody. So when I'm working on now is doing everything for your blood type so it's exactly what you need without having to go to a doctor and go through the long extensive wait process and money and so this is really easy. It's perfect for you and you know it'll work because it's based on your body drop, drop shipping. Then are these custom vitamins or how's that work? I am going through a company that does the fulfillment and they've got the vitamins and we sell them online with quizzes, a blood scans and whatever information we can take for new medically that you'll provide for us.

Speaker 2:       03:51           That's fascinating. So I can figure right now I've got a. what's going to happen here is I going to get bombarded by two different groups of people, a whole bunch of 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20 year olds are going, how in the world do I get to wear Mckenna's at? And the other group can be. All the parents are going, I've got a 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 year old who would love to get online? How do I, how do I get them to where Mckenna's that so what I'm gonna do is when I asked you a couple questions here. First of all, for others who are in your age group, call it 15 to 20, whatever it might be, what would you do? What would be your advice as far as recommending how does a person get started doing what you're doing?

Speaker 3:       04:29           If I were someone getting started, I would definitely start looking up information on Internet marketing so that your facebook ads will change. So Internet marketers were actually target you and just like a thing to get rolling so you can see everybody out there. But I would definitely invest money in a course on how to do Internet marketing or if I were someone I would do click funnels and clickbank and just try that out. I love it.

Speaker 2:       05:00           So next thing then is your mom basically said, well, Gosh, well first of all, how did you get involved in coding? How old were you when started coding?

Speaker 3:       05:08           Um, I was about eight or nine because someone gave me a honeycomb and I started collecting emails off of Wifi in a hard rock. This is amazing. I want to do this. Oh my God. The best thing to say life when they did that, I was like, this is possible. So.

Speaker 2:       05:45           Alright. So now basically if, if it's a parent or an adult, what advice would you give to them to have their kids get started doing this stuff?

Speaker 3:       05:54           Well, I would definitely made sure that your kids actually interested in this because everybody says I have a four hour work week with my laptop. That is not true. It is a lot of work and if you're not interested in it, it's not even try to push your kids towards it. But if they are, I mean I fully support click funnels because any kid can do click funnels and if they're an entrepreneur, you're k to do that for you. So that would, that's what I would say for parents that want their kids to get involved is just put them in your own business or make a little business for them to start learning. How to do things.

Speaker 2:       06:34           That is so cool. So tell me what were some of the things you're working on? So you have thing going right now. What? What's the next step? Say you're primarily working as an affiliate then for that other company. What other company? So the vitamin shop, the vitamin company who backs is doing the fulfillment? Are you doing

Speaker 3:       06:55           vitamin companies? My company, the whole thing is like my thing. There's actually really cool. So if you want to do a vitamin company but you don't really know much about the vitamins, you don't want to have inventory. There are sites that allow you to go on there, you pick out which vitamins you want. So you want vitamin C, Vitamin D, you want protein, fat loss, weight, whatever to lose weight. Vitamins for that. And all vitamins are pretty much the same. So it's not about changing them, it's just about marketing them. So you can go on these sites, you pick which ones you want and then they do the whole process. They stick your label on it, you pick whichever one you want. They've got bottles, they ship it out. And all you have to do is pay a couple of fees and then they do all of that and all you have to do smart things. I love it. So you're basically white labeling other vitamins. Well, it's not labeling other vitamins, but you just can't change vitamin C. Vitamin C is vitamin C, Vitamin D, iron sufficiency pills, the same. Any brand you buy, it's not like, oh, we found the secret to vitamin C. it's the same thing, just one cost more because someone's face is on it and one doesn't because it's a no name brand.

Speaker 2:       08:15           Got It. So you've got your own vitamin company. Now what? So what's your plan with them? What do you know? How hard you want to take this? How are you going to grow it? What's your strategy?

Speaker 3:       08:26           The guys that created Clickbank, I heard from one of them, they said, the end goal of every company you have is to sell it or it just dies down and you shouldn't put your heart and soul into something that just dies. A, my end goal is to build this up, build the concept of it, and either sell the company or sell the concept of the entire company to a bigger vitamin person so they can really push it out to the world more than I have the energy to do. I love. So where do

Speaker 2:       08:55           you get your funding, your resources?

Speaker 3:       08:58           I. Well, I, I make most of my own money. My parents don't give me money to help me out with any of this. So I promote clickfunnels. I promote this new Kito Diet. It's really cool. I definitely build stuff for other entrepreneurs because a lot of people have such great ideas but they don't know how to use online softwares. So I get them to sign up a shopify is one of my biggest ones. I know got a lot of affiliates underneath that and I build a lot of stores for people because if you're not a tech person it's hard, but if you are, it comes really quickly to you. So that's one thing I'm big into his building. Shopify for people when I need funding. I love it. So typically how much do you charge the for a bit I'm kind of pricey because I can do it really well and do exactly how you want. So I do $1,500 for a basic plan, then another $1,500 on top of that for the performance plan.

Speaker 2:       10:06           I love it. Super, super cool. All right, so you're making your own money at 15 and now you're investing that money into a vitamin company that you plan on selling to a larger, larger company or some exit in the near future. Is that kind of the plan? Yeah, that's what I'm going for right now. I think that's fantastic. So what are the words of advice do you have to our listeners?

Speaker 3:       10:28           Um, I would just say follow your heart and definitely use the encouragement of I missed when I was in eighth grade. I missed 10 weeks of school, which is not looked upon very highly and I was told you're going to have to retake the year you, um, you're not here enough you can do this. Kids aren't supposed to work like your parents have money, just live with your parents. And like, and I kept hearing all of this and I was like, look, you see encouragement of the words you're saying to the fuel, me and I sky rocketed in eighth grade because I just, I went to my teachers and they told me, Mckenna, you can't miss any more school. And it wasn't like I was getting bad grades, they just don't do well if you don't go to school, like the teachers don't get paid as much as a whole system behind the school. And so I got a part by teachers, by the administration, by principals telling me, you can't do this. And I used all of that. You can't, you won't. You're too young. You have to go to college. All of that just fueled me through like the hard days of why did I put money there? That was really not right of me to do that, to encourage me. So just take all the negative and use it as positive because there's a lot of negative.

Speaker 2:       11:49           I love it. Well, Mckenna, it's always so much fun having you on the show. It's great talking you. I look forward to connecting

Speaker 3:       11:54           with you again soon. Any last parting words before I let you go? Um, Internet marketing is the new thing and I will tell you computer work weeks are harder than regular work weeks, a lot of time. So this is from a girl basically who has been working all night long and barely getting up right now because he's been crushing a very, very long day. Is that fair to say? Yeah, I had, I woke up at eight this morning. It's five now and I haven't left the bed all day. Well, Mcginn, if people want to reach out to you, what's the best way for them to contact if facebook Mckenna Riley or make money with should be up right now. If it's not, I'll go put it back up, but that is just a site that I have that you put your name and email in and you can be part of my newsletter as well as see what programs I work with. I love it. Well mechanic. Thanks again. Appreciate your time and we'll talk to you soon. Talk to you soon. Thank you.

Speaker 4:       13:02           Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to the podcast. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, I always just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people you'd like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this. Share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Aug 20, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Corey:

Corey Thomas is a veteran of the digital marketing world. He has helped thousands of entrepreneurs grow their business and worked with some of the biggest names in marketing such as Frank Kern, Michael Gerber, and Tony Robbins. Corey is the Founder and CEO of PicSnippets, a web-based tool to help entrepreneurs boost their conversions through personalized marketing. Corey and Dave discuss the fine details of PicSnippets; creating personalized lead magnets and incorporating them into your funnel.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • How PicSnippets helps increases conversions and decrease costs (2:16)
  • PicSnippets and funnels (3:09)
  • PicSnippets and reducing cart abandonment (4:45)
  • The three steps to setting up PicSnippets (7:45)

Quotable Moments:

"It’s all about engagement."

"Part of this is learning to use your imagination in the business again."

"Being able to inject your own brand and authenticity and personality goes a long way."

Other Tidbits:

Personalizing your customer’s experience with your company from day 1 helps to build and sustain relationships.



Speaker 1:       00:00         Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome back on.

Speaker 2:       00:18         Super excited today. Add. This is one of the rare opties we're going to have someone on who's actually created a product that a lot of our users are currently using. And so I want to make sure you guys know how to use it. So I want to News Corp Thomas who a CEO and founder of pick snippets. Corey, welcome to the show. Thanks Dave. Appreciate you having me on. So tell people what is pics nipples extent that says a marketing personalization tool. So a lot of people have their funnels and they're putting together all these really cool ways that they can get people into their, into their company and introduced them, but they don't spend a whole lot of time making it personal. So we created something called Pixton beds to help people personalize their marketing, to increase their conversions and make that personal connection.

Speaker 2:       00:59         So I love it. Well unfortunate corey, since we're on this as an audio people, I'm gonna be able to see it, which is kind of the downfall of this. I wish we had this as a video and people can actually see the value of it. So you've got to basically portray and draw the picture and images and these people who are listening, what exactly is pick snippets so they can see it in their mind's eye. Pick snippets, helps you create personalized dynamic images that you can send to your followers and customers. So you know if you want to use it on a landing page or an email or text message anywhere, you might use a picture where you're doing communication. If I take a look at it, basically if you go onto a page or I'd received an email from, from corey and it'd be a picture because I've had.

Speaker 2:       01:38         I've received these before and then all of a sudden someone's holding either a postcard or something that says, hey dave, and it's like handwritten on there or something like that. Is that Kinda what we're talking about? The dynamic text and an image. So the image that gets sent to, you know, 100 people, but every person gets the image with their name and, or you know, their information and to make it personal to that person. I love it. So let's talk about obviously one of the main things a lot of our users are trying to do is increase their conversions, decrease their costs, all that kind of stuff. So how does pick snippets actually help them do that? Yeah, it's a, I mean, there, there are so many different ways, right? So we've got, when we think about the funnel, we've got our actual acquisition, right?

Speaker 2:       02:19         Maybe you've got a lead magnet or something that people are using. Um, so a lot of people are using pick snippets to personalize the lead magnet. Um, so that way they're getting a higher consumption rate. They're getting higher conversion rate, you know, on that, on that lead magnet all the way down to you after the order form and a thank you to the customers and you know, having those personalized images to increase the actual, um, you know, the lifetime customer value and the customer satisfaction at any, at any point throughout your funnel, if you know who that person is, you know, it's a great time to try to be as personal and create as much of a one on one. Okay. Yeah. So let's talk about it in the funnel because that's one of the things, obviously a lot of people who are listening to us are very familiar is there, are there funnel pages and things.

Speaker 2:       03:00         So I go to an opt in page, I enter in my name, Dave on the next pages will then show on those images. Yeah. So an example of this, you know, let's say that you are using click funnels to do a Webinar, right? It's really easy to go in and create a, an awesome funnel and click funnels where I'm going to drive traffic and you know, uh, or maybe even my own list write to a webinar registration. So everybody go in, they sign up for the Webinar. Then on that thank you page, you can have kind of a personalized custom ticket, you know, for that person where it says the Webinar date and time, that person's name written on the ticket, you know, seat reserved for, uh, you know, so right away on that landing page, you're creating that really cool connection, that really cool experience like, Oh man, this is different.

Speaker 2:       03:43         This feels really, really bespoke and custom to what the person's doing it. I love it. I know for us, when we take a look at anything associated these days, it's all about engagement, whether it's from a social media standpoint, whether it's in your funnel and that authenticity and congruent. See that goes basically from your, from your ads all the way in, throughout your entire pages. And once you get that contact information and you have the ability then to continue to speak to them on a first name basis, it really enhances that, that fall and actually enhances the engagement in the opportunity that person has. So that was an example you gave. Awesome. Cool. What way? As far as I go, I registered for the Webinar and then on thank you page. It's either a picture of of you basis and a dave. Now welcome to welcome to registration.

Speaker 2:       04:27         Get all your details below, print out this ticket, whatever it might be. What are. Give me an example of how it could use it on a shopping cart page. I know Carter bandom. It's always one of the biggest issues people have. We're always trying to reduce card abandonment. So how do we. How do we fix snippets to actually reduce cart abandonment? Really, it's a really popular one because like you said, that's a pain point, right? A lot of people like, Oh man, I had all these people that opted in. I've got these people that are seeing the offer. Right? Or they're going to the car and then they just didn't buy right. And so we're trying to try to recoup those leads and so a really popular one is we send them a followup email that's got a package on it so it looks like a box that's being shipped and we have already in their name, depending on how you set up your current process, you might already have their shipping address.

Speaker 2:       05:12         Um, and so we'll put all the information on the box, you know, and so they get an image where it looks like they're package is already getting ready to get shipped and it's like, hey, you forgot to finish your order. Click here to go back and finish it and we'll get it sent right out the door. You know, we've got it ready for you. We've had a lot of customers use it for Carter. So they've gotten, they've been able to recover, you know, a lot in terms of revenue and conversions by being able to make that more of a conversation and add a little bit of a visual element to that offer. That's super cool. So tell me, if I'm taking a look at, obviously that was kind of one of the things for our cart abandonment when I'm now looking as far as some of my follow up funnels and sequences and stuff.

Speaker 2:       05:53         What are some of the additional things that you're seeing that are either communicate through email, other image opportunities and uh, you know, part of it is, you know, where can I have a conversation with a person, right? It's about driving that, you know, as, as much as, as possible and authentic and real conversation with that person. And so, you know, doing it as a, you know, for people that are familiar with the indoctrination sequence or you're trying to introduce somebody into your company and what you're all about. And it's sending a welcome image from the whole team, right where the whole team has gathered around. You've got to kind of a group picture and they're holding up a sign that says welcome to the family day, gives you the warm fuzzies and it feels like, hey, this is, this is a real company with real people write that are, you know.

Speaker 2:       06:35         And so it kind of puts, uh, puts them on your side and makes you feel like friends right from the beginning. Um, you know, when you can do it over text message or many chat, you know, these, all these tools are great and integrate with click funnels and putting together a really cool conversational funnel with people, you know, being able to, to kind of take it that step further and put a face to it and being able to personalize that experience. I mean we all, we all love getting text messages from our friends, right? Or you know, we're all on facebook messenger or whatever all the time. And so being able to let a company kind of transition, you know, and have that same conversation and, and keep it lively, not just a bunch of texts. Right? That's super boring and nobody really wants to read.

Speaker 2:       07:15         But those pictures really kind of helped people create that feel like they are establishing a relationship and actually know who this company is. And it's not just some website. I love it to break down some of the tech behind this thing because I know people go, well, how hard is this? How, how, how hard is it really going to be to actually make that happen? It says on your site, it's real cool. You've already got everything set up. It's on click funnels, landing page, and you've got basically three steps is what I was looking at. Is that right? Yeah. Super, super simple. Uh, one of my friends when this was a kind of prototype phase, I was trying to get him to set it up in his funnel and to kind of test it out. Like I'll get to it, I'll get to it. And so one day I was like, hey, la kind of helped him and he was like, man, if you'd have told me how simple this was out had done it right away.

Speaker 2:       07:58         But yeah, it's three steps. You just basically you pick your image so you can upload an image. So if you've got a picture of the team or just yourself or something custom you want to use, you can just upload that image or we have a template library if you're like, I'm not very creative, I don't know what to do. You can just, you know, pick one of our images we already have in our library and then we just have a drag and drop interface. You just, you have your image, you add the text snippet that you want, we integrate with Google Fonts. You can make the font look as cool and customizable as, as real as you can imagine. Um, and then tell us where you want to put it. Uh, do you want to put it on a click funnels landing page? You want to put it in an email?

Speaker 2:       08:34         Do you want to put it on, you know, how many chat facebook messenger and then we'd give you the code to go drop in and you're off to the races. So Howard is that code, where do they put that code and how does it actually work? Is it just a simple. It's literally just, you know, you tell us where you want to format it for you, it's a copy, paste it, copy it. If you're going to put it on the, uh, on a landing page, on the thank you page, you're going to just drop it into the click funnels, click funnels, header, footer, script, and then if you're gonna put it in an email, you just literally drop it into that email template and that's it. Super Cool. I love that kind of stuff. That's a, anything we can do to make things simple and easy for people is all what we're trying to do these days.

Speaker 2:       09:13         So I appreciate that. Any other ideas, suggestions, things you want to make sure that our audience knows about? Part of it is just kind of learning to use your imagination and the business. Again, you know, I think a lot of people think, um, you know, they, they, they become a funnel hackers, right? And that's the whole point. I'm going to go do what's working and that's great. It's the fastest way to success is by going and copying what's already working, but being able to kind of inject your own personality into it, right? So you have that funnel that you've seen work that's awesome, go and it's never been easier to go and write and funnel hack it and use click funnels, build something you're in, you're good to go, but being able to kind of inject your own brand and authenticity and personality into it really, really goes a long way.

Speaker 2:       09:57         So you know, look for those opportunities where you can create that connection with they're just a subscriber or a follower or you know, maybe they're a customer or an affiliate. Yeah. Taking that extra little bit of intentionality and effort to create that conversation, create that. That one on one relationship has always yield at dividend. And so just my encouragement would be to keep on keeping on, in terms of funnel hacking and doing what works, but you know, really take the extra step to flavor and personality. I love it. Any parting words as we get close to wrapping things up now and implement, you know, go do it. It's great, there's tons of tools, so go out and you've got an idea, goes, you know, block the time off your calendar, whatever you got to do to implement. So that's my advice to any entrepreneur. Love it. Well thanks so much for your time and again that's picked snippets. You want to spell that out forms. They've got it. Yup. Pic as in short for picture and then snippets. S N I p p e t s, so pick Got It. Cool. Well thanks so much. We'll talk to you soon. Awesome. Thanks Dave.

Speaker 3:       11:09         Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me or I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people at the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview all, please just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as the you'd like me to interview more than happy to, to reach out and have that conversation with you so I can go to itunes rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do that do to make this better for you guys.

Speaker 3:       11:56         Thanks.

Aug 17, 2018

People always say “It’s all about the money”,  but why? Take a journey with Dave as he talks about his experience with Village Impact in Nairobi Kenya.   He explains why he feels that once your own needs are taken care of as an entrepreneur, you need to share the wealth.  Getting behind a purpose that you are passionate about will come back to you in an abundance of ways.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Dave describes his experience the first day as he arrived in Nairobi and the emotions he felt (2:00)
  • Getting behind a purpose (16:45)
  • Remembering to pay it forward (19:25)

Quotable Moments:

"How can you be so happy, when you have nothing?"

"It’s a lot easier to give it when you don’t have it,then it is when you have it."



Speaker 1:     00:00           Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here is your host, Dave Woodward. Warning, this is going to be a little controversial for some people.

Speaker 2:     00:21           So with that said, uh, you probably saw from the title, this is your moral obligation to make as much money as you possibly can. Now I know a lot of people can think, oh gosh, I'm so tired of people saying it's all about the money. It's all about the money. Let me just tell you why, and I want to make sure you guys understand where I'm coming from physically and also where I'm coming from emotionally. So right now I am out. I'm in Nairobi, Kenya. I've just spent the last 12 days here and we started off and had the experience of being with Stu and Amy Mclaren's village impact. Now you have to understand, I've known Stu Stu Mclaren now for almost 12 years. He was, he and Russell were literally the second seminar ever went to. And is how I actually ended up becoming really good friends with both stu and Russell and all. It's become Russell, like a brother to me because of all the things have happened since then. But I want you to understand where I'm coming from because it wasn't long after that I met stew that I remember seeing a, a teleseminar, I believe is right around that Christmas, almost 12 years ago where Russell was doing a, a pot or basically a teleseminar. This is way before webinars and it was doing a teleseminar to help stu raise money

Speaker 2:     01:50           to go and basically help people in Africa. And that's about all I knew. And then what's happened since then is I followed Stu and amy and I've seen, and I've been with Russell, I've seen stuff with Russell. This is Russell's third time out here. And for STU and amy, they've, uh, about seven years ago they started an organization called world teacher aid. And it, this, some while we were here, they just changed the name from world teacher aid to village impact. And what I want to explain to you guys, and hopefully I can convey the emotion and the feeling, um,

Speaker 2:     02:27           and I hope that emotion and that feeling is what really connects you to why you have any moral obligation to make as much money as you possibly can. So we flew into Nairobi and when we got here we were met with Stu and amy and spent our first night in the hotel here. And then literally that next morning we were put on to little buses and I shouldn't even say buses. These are smaller than many bands. And we went out first to the very first village that they've ever worked in. And this is called a community called Shalom. And we pull in and you first of all, a little backstory for Stu and amy. They worked here in the villages of IDP camps in IDP camps are camps of people who are basically whose homes in about 10 years ago in 2008. What happened was there was a huge uprising and basically revolt against the government.

Speaker 2:     03:33           And the way this whole revolution was taking place with people are going out and they were just slaughtering a lot of these village people and what the government decides to do is to get in front of the revolution and actually take these people out to save their lives and to put basically put them into the little camps. And so they gave up everything. They moved them, the government moved them and gave all that, gave them was a tin roof and said good luck. And then within the year, so the revolution was put down, the government maintained control. But the problem was you have all these people now, literally throughout these camps were all they had was a tin roof and many of them just due to the war and everything else and the violence. Many of the men who passed away. And so you have a lot of single women raising these kids.

Speaker 2:     04:23           And so what student amy decided was this would be the place where they would work and they, they now have built 12 different in 12 different villages, a 16 different schools, some being primary schools and some being primary. And then also a secondary school, so we went to Shalom, which is the very first one and you pull in and you see these kids in uniforms and were greeted and they're so excited to have these little tiny little. It's six people to a little minivans, everything. And we'd come out of the sinks and they've got song and dance and they're just so excited that we're there and they want to show us everything. And so we went through the primary school and then we went to. And Russell took me over to the secondary school where there's two funnel hacker classrooms that were built because of funnel hacking.

Speaker 2:     05:11           And I sat back and I was like in on shocks. I'm sitting there watching these kids who then went onto perform this amazing musical dance. And they were so excited that we were there. And I thought this is, you know, I was really exciting. This is really, really cool. But then we jumped in our little minivans and drove for the next four hours until we got out to this little tiny no poor village where they had just finished building the primary school. And we're coming just before dark and as we're coming in about a mile before we actually get to the camp, the streets are lined with the village with all from all the people from the villages. The kids were out there and they've literally been there for the last 10 hours waiting for us, waiting for us to get there because they were so appreciative of what we did.

Speaker 2:     06:09           Well, this camp was brand new and so there was no uniforms here and the government hadn't gotten involved and I was just just taken back so emotionally to the point where I was like, this just isn't fair. It's not fair to. These kids have to live like this. I'm like, this is just wrong. And I got so angry and I was so mad at night just. And yet at the same time I'm seeing such happiness on their face. And so all of a sudden I'm so confused. I'm like, how can this be? How can you be so happy when you have nothing? So if there's something wrong, what am I missing? And this dancing went on for about an hour as we walk the mile into the camp and then they had this wonderful program for us and, and the kids, they didn't want to leave to go to their homes.

Speaker 2:     07:06           And I was just sitting there going, oh my gosh, where am I at? And as we walked, we walked past these little shanty tin roof type of camps were the walls were just built out of sticks and mud and Dung. And we now walk in and we see the school, eight classrooms built out a cinderblock beautiful white and on the outside. And I'm sitting there going, oh my gosh, what student amy have done is just the impact is so immense. I can't even, I can't even imagine it. And then after the kids left, we had a little campfire and uh, there was about 20, 25 of us there. And I was sitting there and just thinking they went around and Ellen, who's been, who's on the board of village impacts, if you don't want you guys whenever just kind of shared the emotion they're having.

Speaker 2:     08:02           And for me, I was just, I was overwhelmed, it's overwhelmed, I couldn't even, some people were saying anger and frustration and confused and others who had been there before, like Russell said, hope. I'm like, hope this is terrible, this is terrible. And I've never a lane. And then for us they've prepared this. We have tents and we have someone cooking our meals for us and I'm sitting there going what is going on? And I sat there just that night laying in bed and just thinking how, how has this, right, how is this fair? And I went through so many different emotions and the very next day we started and the kids are there at 7:00 in the morning and I wanted to go run over there and ellen and sue were kind of running is that you can't go over there yet. We gotta wait, we have to all go up at the same time or they'll just totally disrupt the entire day.

Speaker 2:     09:00           And so by about 9:30, we walked over to the school and have the opportunity of painting these classrooms and have helped of working with the kids and planting trees and working with the kids to lay down a gravel rock. Basically trail path to where the toilets, which is all it is, is just a cinderblock to set a whole new ground. Basically two holes in the ground, separated by Cinder Block and a tin roof off the top of it and going, this is insane. But then the kids, oh my gosh, the kids would come up and what's your name? What's your name? They want to know who are we

Speaker 3:     09:43           were and the hugs. And I just fell in love with these kids. And one's kid's name was Dave and he was my little buddy the whole time and some of the older kids, Clayton and uh, anthony and caroline was one of the little girls. And I, I just, I remember sitting, they just, they just lit up and they were so happy and so excited. We were there and I'm sitting there thinking, you'll each classroom costs about $10,000. That's all it is, $10,000 per classroom now classrooms changing their lives and I remember talking to stu about it as far as, you know, these kids only get one meal a day, one meal a day. Why aren't we feeding him? Like listen, if we educate them, there'll be able to feed themselves and they'll come back and they'll take care of their community and education is more important than food and I didn't get that until later when I had the opportunity to see in some of the kids who had had come back. The teachers were 17 year old girl, 16 year old girl who had gone on, gone through the school and come back and they were there to help and to teach in the village and to see their happiness and their smiles in these kids.

Speaker 3:     11:07           Words can't describe and I hope some of you have seen my instagram or Russell's or Julie's or anyone else instagrams or I'm sure please check out funnel hacker TV. I will have some episodes there about how this experience was, but after we got done painting and building a trail, everything else, we didn't get to go play with the kids and oh my gosh, there was such such electric excitement and you could just feel their love and their friendship and their gratitude and they just wanted to play and they wanted a hug on you and they just wanted. I just wanted to love you. Just want to love and to know that someone cared enough about them five hours drive from Nairobi out in this little tiny village and they just, they just exuded happiness and love and gratitude and friendship and they all wanted to show us their homes.

Speaker 3:     12:01           Can you, will you come see my house when you come see my house? Will you come see my house? I'm like, are you kidding me? And later that day we did, but before we go to that, I want to share with you the fun we had as we sat there and they brought in some bubbles and so we blew bubbles with the kids and these kids were chasing the bubbles all over the field and we were playing soccer with the kids and playing duck duck goose and seeing how happy. I've never seen her happier people who had so little in my life and yet they were just so the amount of love that was expressed to us, I felt. I felt like I didn't deserve it. I felt like I've done nothing. I paid for a classroom. That's all I did. And yet here you are just hugging and sharing your love and your friendship and you don't know me.

Speaker 3:     12:50           And these kids were so happy and we had the opportunity. Being in the village there for four days. Last year was a real short day. But the emotional rollercoaster that you go on is just it. Honestly, six flags has nothing on roller coasters when it comes to the top roller coaster of emotions I had as I sat there and uh, they came, the government officials all came in one day to basically open the school officially and cut the ribbon and I got so angry at them consume at the government. It just reminds me of a, any other government official. And it was just like, you guys are taking credit for this, this is about the kids and care about what you have to say. And it just drove me crazy and hopefully, fortunately they weren't there very long, but I just thought, you know what, this is about the kids.

Speaker 3:     13:40           It's all just about the kids. And then one afternoon we had the opportunity of going to visit their homes and uh, we broke up into three different groups and within walked 20 minutes, some of these kids travel anywhere from, from two kilometers to almost 10 kilometers and 10 kilometers is, or I'm sorry, five kilometers away, which is three miles. And they walk to school three miles in. As we started the walk, uh, I was with my wife and a couple of others and, and first thing we went by was the stream and there's this woman gathering water and these women are so strong. Oh my gosh. Amazingly, amazingly strong women. And this water is Brown. I mean it is like dirt, dirt, Brown. And I turned to our guide and I like that they're not going to drink that. Are they just, Oh yeah, as long as it's running, they'll drink it.

Speaker 3:     14:39           I'm like, oh my gosh. And I just felt, I mean there's just that can't be healthy for him. And we kept walking in. Maize is just a huge. Corn is one of the main things that they live on. They grind up corn and amazing. They basically make a kick out of it every single day. And so we walked into this first little village in a little hut and it's all made out of sticks and uh, it's basically cow dung and, and water and clay that makes out the exterior. And there was two different rooms, a one room where they slept in the other room where they cooked. And there's no light, there's no electricity, and there's this little tiny fire and that's what they're cooking over inside and that's where they get their heat. That's where they get their food and outside of their place.

Speaker 3:     15:31           They had had created their own little fence to keep their chickens in another little area for a cow and I was just. I was caught off guard by as we walked through there, how happy they were to share. They want to just come in to see their homes. They wanted us to share and to experience how proud they were. They'd gone. They had moved up. They no longer had a tin roof and little sticks around their house. They actually now had created their own roof. They've created their own house and they had their. They each had at least an acre and they grew maze and they grew and they had their cows and their chickens in the love with these kids and their families and it was typically there was an extended family member always living with them as a grandma or grandpa. And we walked back to the camp and I just sat there that night, I couldn't sleep and I thought, you know what?

Speaker 3:     16:29           Every entrepreneur as a moral obligation to make as much money as they can to share it. Once you take care of your own needs, your very next obligation is you have to share it. You've got to get behind a purpose. It doesn't need to be village impact because impact is a great one, but so's operation underground railroad and sorted the other ones, uh, we, we spend time in. But find one and just realize that you've got a moral obligation to. You need to go out. You have to take care of your own needs first. But I would recommend even while you're taking care of your own needs, you need to start right now. Dedicated, attempt a tide. Give 10 percent away. I don't care where it goes to a church to charity to whatever you want, but start right now when you don't have it, because it's a lot easier to give it when you don't have it than it is when you have it.

Speaker 3:     17:13           Everyone always says, oh, I'll give it what I haven't. Trust me people never do. So give it now five. I don't care. You could be flat, broke, busted, and listening to this. I hope you'll take whatever you get and if it's, if you only make $10 a month, give a dollar away and you'll find that the lord blesses you. And more importantly, that you'll find that you can live on less. But then the more you make, start finding ways of giving out to give to more. I Khaled and Russell have had, uh, taken care of a little girl by the name of Jane six years ago and have kind of helped her along the way. She's now at university and we had dinner with her and to talk and to listen to her and her, her journey and her goal. She wants to be. She wants to have her own restaurant where she starts French fries and she wanted to sort of soft drinks and pop and coke.

Speaker 3:     18:07           And that's her dream. And we then met with another one, uh, who they'd helped. I'm 32 years old at this. The man who started in to get his degree but then ran out of money and that they were kind enough to help roughly $800 a semester to put someone through a semester of school here in Nairobi and he got on a motorcycle road three hours to the camp where we were to show collette and Russell his diploma and I just, I took a picture of it and I was like, you know what? $800 bucks a semester. $1,600 a year. Really? I mean six, seven grand and that person now has a four year college degree and that was going onto his master's. And I'm like, and as an entrepreneur you've got a moral obligation. You got to go out and make as much money as you can so you can change the world. Entrepreneurs, the only ones who can. And if you don't have it right now, you still have to give it, give away attempt. And then when you start making more giveaway more than a 10th and you'll find it always comes back to you. And I was just so, oh my gosh, I've got so many emotions and I.

Speaker 3:     19:29           my only prayer I guess, is that you're feeling something deep down inside the descent. You know what I'm going to start giving now and not only mentally given out, I'm going to set a goal to make more and when I make more, I'm going to give away this month and want to make even more. I'm going to give away this amount and just realize that we live at, we're the we live in the most prosperous time of the world, and yet there's so many people who go without and you can give. He doesn't have to be all the way over here and Ken, you can given your own local community, but you've got to give and you've got to make as much money as you possibly can. Tell. Bless the lives of others to give them the opportunity to turn around and pay it forward. Have an amazing day.

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Aug 15, 2018

A few months ago, Russell sold over $3 million from stage at Grant Cardone’s 10X Event. This was not just dumb luck. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes to get events choreographed just perfectly. Timing is everything when it comes to things running smoothly and optimizing sales.  Hear some of Dave’s tips on how to increase your ROI at events.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Tips And Tricks For Event Hosting/Speaking (3:00)
  • Allowing Enough Time To Close Sales (11:07)
  • The Greatest Stage Closer Ever: 13 Steps (David Fry) (13:09)

Quotable Moments:

"You want to have that person typically speaking on the second day prior to lunch. That seems to be the day that we get the most sales."

"Understand that when you are the presenter, you've got to allow time for sales and the transactions to take place."

"You have to know the audience and you have to know how it's going to work."



Speaker 1:     00:00           Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. All right, but this is kind of a wild experience I had just recently, and that is a little background here. Most of you guys are probably familiar. The fact that the Russell ended up doing over 3 million from stage at tedx event back in February. Uh, this is the second year we've actually spoken at grant's event and I just got a phone call or a text from them saying they literally just found out the place where they want to have next year's event. So we're looking at 2019 here on the calendar and this is, you know what Dave wanted to make sure that Russell's able to speak.

Speaker 1:     00:45           We haven't booked the time yet, but we do have the location. I'm like, fantastic. Where's it going to be? We have to understand that like the first time a grants team basically said, you know what? They contact me two months before the event, so they did. We're going to have an almost 3000 people at an event in two months. Ken Russell speaking. I'm like, dude, there's no way in the world you're going to get that many people. I don't need that that fast. He said, oh, we totally will. Sure enough they did and the first event was was crazy. Well, last year we ended up at Mandalay Bay at the boxing arena with 9,000 people and I was shocked they were able to pull that off. Well, this time when he called it, they said, all right, Dave, you're never going to guess where this is. He says, in fact, since you're not going to guess I'm going to send you a video, so he sends me a video of grant on the pitching mound at Marlin's stadium in Florida and I'm like, what?

Speaker 1:     01:36           He got to be kidding me because no one totally serious. We've contracted with the stadium, a major league baseball stadium to have grant basically have our next tedx event. There he goes. We'll plan it all around making sure that it's not, doesn't conflict with what, 10 x or I'm sorry, with funnel hacking live, but we want to make sure that Russell's able to speak. I'm like, how many people you're going to have? It goes, well, you know, we went from 3000 to 9,000. I think this time what we'd like to do is we'd like to get somewhere in neighborhood of 15 to 20,000 people at the video says maybe 25. I'm like, you've got to be kidding me. I said, do you have any idea how many people that she was? Absolutely. In fact, the only problem is we need to make sure that Russell sells a ton to help us cover this.

Speaker 1:     02:22           Like, oh my gosh, and so now my mind's racing, how do you choreograph a major league baseball stadium event to have a back of the room type of event and type of sale. So what I want to talk to you guys about today is realizing all that goes in to the choreography and the behind the scenes to make the amazing selling machine that takes place on stage. Actually happened behind the scenes, so a couple of things, uh, anytime I get asked by people as far as Deb Russel speak, my right now, he won't. He typically doesn't speak to audiences of less than three to 5,000 people, but even at that case when we do have that many people, there's a lot that goes behind the scenes. First of all is the actual time slot. Now realize if you're hosting your own events or you're speaking, these are some things you need to pay attention to.

Speaker 1:     03:18           One of the most important things we found over all these years is the best time for Russell to speak and this would also go for any of whoever your best closer is. You want to have that person typically speaking on the second day prior to lunch. That seems to be the day that we get the most sales and I'll talk to you a little bit about how it has to be set up to make sure that happens. So understand the. There's a couple things about making that all take place. That really works. The first thing is on day one of any event, there has to have been some sort of a sale. You never want your number one keynote closer to be the first sale. You have to warm up the audience, so warming up the audience. A typically like at grant's Tedx event, he is the one on the first day who will usually pitch something and what you're doing is you're.

Speaker 1:     04:07           You're warming the audience up for two things. One is that there are going to be additional sales and offers are going to be made, so they're not caught off guard by that. But the other thing is you're warming up on how to actually make the transaction. So the key to this is we've done this at funnel hacking live for years and you'll find on our first day of any event, the very first thing that takes place or one of the things that takes place on that first day is we always have a charity donation. Now realize the reason we're doing is we actually care about the charity and want to make sure that the charity receives money, but their strategy as far as why we don't put the charity event at the very last part of the event. And the key to this is we want to make sure that people understand and feel confident in getting out their credit cards with their wallets.

Speaker 1:     04:55           They actually spend money. So what you'll find is you have to convince, not convince, you have to condition people on where to go. So for us last year at funnel hacking live, if you were looking at the stage, it was in the back, it was behind you in the back left hand corner, that's where are our sales booth was. If you were at the TEDX event again at grant's event, you had the stage and the floor and then you had all the floor seats, then you had a section of seats, and then there was the main walking, the kind of the first level. And then there was a second level above that. So on that first main level, um, through portal 109 is where grant had 10 x HQ and Tedx HQ is where all of the transactions were made. If you've got questions, if that's where you went.

Speaker 1:     05:44           And so he'd conditioned people, they taught people and train people that that's where you're going to go to actually purchase things. And this is super critical when you have your own events that you let people understand how this is going to take place. Um, with that said, at funnel hacking live, we ended up usually in years past, we've done world teacher aid this year we added a world teacher aid is now village impact, but I'm with this year we ended up doing a operation underground railroad. And again, the same thing. All the, everybody was conditioned to that is the area where this is actually going to take place. Now, with that said, some of the things that have to happen is you've got to make sure that's a very easy, pleasant experience for people. And what I mean by that is you want to make sure that that is a very, very well staffed area, that people get their questions answered, that they're able to go through the process quickly, that there's enough clipboards, there's enough or reforms, what APP, whatever you're going to do, you got to make sure that you train people, that it's smooth, easy transition.

Speaker 1:     06:47           Uh, the next thing is when you're taking a look at the sale, typically I can tell you the best, if you're going to give people time, the best amount of time for most stage presenters is 90 minutes. They're going to take about an hour to go through whatever content they have in about 30 minutes for the close. I've done it less than that, but every time that anybody asks for, you know, said, you know what, we've got to go 45 minutes or an hour for Russell. I'm like, it just won't happen. I'll pass on that anytime. So if you're a stage presenting, realize, uh, find out what your, what your most comfortable closing time is. And if you have an event hosted, realize you're best at right around the 90 minute mark. Um, some of the other things to pay attention to is to really understand that people need to know how to buy.

Speaker 1:     07:34           And the concept behind this is whenever taper example of is on stage, or if it's you and you're selling, you typically are want, you're going to want to meet people in the back of the room by the sales table. You're not going to want to stay up at the front. And I've seen a lot of stage presenters make this mistake too where all of a sudden you have got all of the people who have questions or up in the front and it's taken away from what you're wanting to create it as this whole idea as far as back of the room table rush. So you need to make sure you get to the very back as soon as possible. It's, I can tell you, I've had this happen twice in the last year with Russell to where he, I was in the back and I literally couldn't prevent people from swarming Russell and I couldn't get him back there and it, there's just a disconnect.

Speaker 1:     08:20           So realize if you are hosting the event, you want to make sure that you've got security or anything else that you can actually help get that person to the back of the room so that all the questions are being asked and are being handled. And so as people are looking at it for social proof, they see that everybody's in the back making transactions and that they should be a part of that. Otherwise you've got a divided room and it's super confusing to the people who are on the fence whether or not they should buy. Where do they go? Um, the other thing is you want to make sure that you have enough time afterwards, and this is why I always look at, I typically want it right before lunch because those people are not going to be action takers. They're going to leave and go to lunch.

Speaker 1:     08:58           I don't, I don't want them around because they're typically the naysayers. Um, I had a situation happened with Tony robins group, uh, just two weeks ago, three weeks ago when we got an answer down where I told them, listen, it needs an hour and a half to sell and I need at least 30, ideally 45 minutes afterwards to close the sales. And they're like, well, you know what, we typically get 15 minutes dave, and that's it. I said, well, you know, it doesn't work that way. And the other thing is they, what they wanted to do was to have, have the transactions take place outside, in the hallway by all the other vendor booths. And I said, no, that's not going to work either. I need the table brought in right at the back of the room. I was like, well, we got fire code issues and everything else that you don't have to have the table there until the very too.

Speaker 1:     09:44           We're just about ready to go. So it's not blocking one path or anything, but when we get close I want that table back there. So we negotiated to make sure there was a table in this case for Tony's group and it was literally right in front of the ab table and the risers and everything else directly in the back. I told him, listen, I need to make sure we have at least 35 minutes to 45 minutes afterwards. And they said, ah, you know what, we can only give you 15. I negotiated when we settled on 30. And what happened was they saw such a massive table so they gave me 45, but then all of a sudden they got nervous and started panicking and said, you know what Dave, you got to close it down. And I'm like, listen, I'm not going to close this down because it's not fair to the other speakers.

Speaker 1:     10:23           I'm like, you asked us to sell. We're here to sell and we're going to close the table. And so I got about two another seven, eight, 10 minutes. So we're almost pushing like 45 minutes to an hour. And they said, listen, I will literally come and move those tables myself. You have to get out. It's not fair to the next speaker, so realize you have to know the audience and you got to know how it's gonna work. I can tell you when we closed at grant cardone's, you meant it was most of the people didn't even hear the next two speakers because they're too busy filling out order forms and also be in the back taking pictures with Russell. So understand that when you're, if you are the presenter, basically if you're a coordinated an event, you've got to allow time for this sale and the transactions to take place.

Speaker 1:     11:07           If the salesperson, you've got to make sure that you've set yourself up to allow enough time to close those sales. One of the things that we've done extremely well in the last, uh, two major sales that Russell's done one at 10 x and one at funnel hacking live. And that is, we've actually, we added in a scarcity and urgency aspect to it, which I highly recommend to anybody who's doing this. And that is as, as you are the closer the person onstage, we, you're basically saying, you know what, what I love more than anything is I love to be able to get pictures with people who are action takers. And so anybody who takes, he takes action right now. We're going to be at a booth in the back here and you can actually come and get a picture with me. And what that'll do is you can keep that picture.

Speaker 1:     11:49           It'll be, uh, it'll be symbolic for you as far as your time where took action. It'll be a reminder for you to continue to follow through. And so all of those things kind of came into place. So now you've got urgency because Russ is only gonna. Be here for a certain period of time. You've got scarcity due to the fact that the time, the timing literally is just going to be about two hours. And then the other thing is you've got to commitment that's been reinforced and will continue to be reinforced as the picture that you sent back to them. And it's a way of continuing reminded them to stick to the program. And

Speaker 1:     12:23           what I've seen happen a lot of times people say, yeah, I'll just do a picture with you afterwards. You want to make sure that, uh, that people see that that picture has value. That picture now all of a sudden has a ticket price of a thousand dollars, 2000, 3000, $500, 18th at whatever price point. That picture now has an immense amount of value people and it's gonna help them not only stick the product, but more importantly reinforced their buying decision. A couple of the things to understand is when you are, and again I'll talk to you probably on a different podcast about this whole concept of understanding the importance of, of really setting the stage so that you can close effectively over time.

Speaker 1:     13:09           But right now what I want to do is I want to kind of go through. I had a dear friend of mine, David Fry, because I've known for years, his wife actually roomed with my sister at Byu and Ingrid is just the sweetest woman in the world. And David's just got a heart of gold. It was really neat. He actually a facebook post and I just found that this more a Zapier as I cleaned out my office said this is the greatest stage closer ever and it's, it's his notes about what he saw take place at funnel hacking live 2018. And so I want to kind of go through and show basically the 13 steps of what he saw from his perspective. Know, add some other stuff here. So I basically have just a great stage clothes ever. I've been going to the market center since early 2001 and on Friday and funnel hacking live or what is the greatest stage clothes I think I ever seen for marketer.

Speaker 1:     13:55           It was like watching an Oscar worthy moment. It was truly a marketer's poetry in motion. It was amazing to behold. Here's how it went down from my perspective. Again, this is David fry speaking here. So step one, have all the two comma club winters and deck him million funnel winters walk across the stage, massive social proof. So realize if this is your event and you're gonna, be selling something later, make sure that you, again, the one main reasons we give out these awards at the event and do the recognition is it provides social proof before the offer is actually made. Later.

Speaker 1:     14:27           Step two, we said was hold a presentation given by five super coaches talking about how they would create a million dollar funnel each coach teachers in their respective areas of expertise. Here again, his whole thing was this was massive authority. We're now Russell's basically not selling himself. He's selling his other coaches and he's allowing them the opportunity of establishing their authority, their credibility, all of front during the event. A step three said, was creative vision out people's lives will be different if they could create their own million dollar funnel step for introduced a coaching program with the promise that'll help the average person create a million dollar funnel within the next 12 to 18 months. Explaining to prospects how each supercoach will be. We'll specifically be helping them to achieve the goal. Step six, introduced the discount of today price and how much it actually costs will be if they wait for a couple months when they launched the program again.

Speaker 1:     15:16           So this is one of the things that, uh, we had a lot of success with and we've done this before. Anytime we roll out, we did the same thing with our certified partners program and did the same thing with, uh, any large coaching program where anytime it's the first time will tell people, listen, this is the first time going through it. There may be some bumps in everything. We've tried to work it out. We've tried to make it the very best possible, but you are going through this as kind of our Beta Guinea pig type of stuff. You'll get the results, but because you're willing to trust us right now, we're going to give this to you at a discounted price. So here all of a sudden they realized that there's some urgency to it because of the fact that this price isn't going to stay down.

Speaker 1:     15:55           Uh, the next thing then was a step seventy cent, explain how their potential income could dwarf their required investment and again, how their life will be different if they invest in the program, achieve the same results that all the previous winners have. Step eight, make it non money back downpayment offer that allows them to attend a luncheon that big, uh, that will explain in detail how the coaching program will work and let them decide if they want to make a monthly discounted annual payment. Now, let me kind of talk to you about this. This is one of the things we worked with a company called sage and Barium blue are both just amazing, amazing individuals and I highly, highly recommend that to anybody who's hosting events. A barry and blue have this

Speaker 1:     16:35           amazing ability as kind of a behind the scenes look, they've been event planners for years, but the best part is they are also marketers. And it's very rare that you get a marketer who's an event planner and assets they've actually seen and have experienced and have the opportunity of, of testing a lot of different, uh, stage presentations. And so one of the things that they've seen happen and which we kind of implemented was this idea as far as listen to. The only thing you have to decide today is whether or not this is something eventually that you're going to want to do. If you're all in on this thing and you just gotta decide whether or not you're on a payment plan or annual or an annual onetime pig. All we're asking is that you put down a one time nonrefundable deposit of 800 bucks.

Speaker 1:     17:21           And what that does is it all of a sudden it lowers the barrier of entry. In our case it was $18,000. Now this is only an $800 purchase requirement that they're up against. And it makes it much easier for a person to say, you know, I'm willing to. I'll spend $800 bucks to then make the decision to decide whether or not I don't want to do an 1800 bucks a month or $18,000 one time pink. But it gets. It gets people who are buyers to become buyers right then and there. And it gets those people who are sitting on the fence think, you know what, I don't have to come with 18,000 now. In fact, I've got the next 45 days to actually make $18,000 payment if I want to do it that way. Or I'll just go on a monthly. Uh, we ended up doing a luncheon and the luncheon was there was them plus a guest in the future.

Speaker 1:     18:03           We probably, I don't think we'll do the luncheon. Um, it actually, for us, it actually distracted. I've Seen Jeff Walker, Stu McLaren, Erica roped and some of these other guys do the same type of thing where the luncheon was, was beneficial for them for us. Do the amount of people who came into the program. We oversold it. And so I don't think for us, we'll probably, you'll see us do that again. But again, for a smaller group, it probably, it might work really well for you. A step number nine was make the cutoff with their final decision the next morning after the first presentation to allow people to think it over. This takes away all the pressure. And we actually saw this happened extremely well where, uh, people who wanted to make the decision made the decision, but others who were on the fence too often at an event, it's like, listen, this event, this offer expires in an hour or this offer expires the end of the day.

Speaker 1:     18:55           And it's hard for people to swallow that the dollar, the price amount where there aren't to be able to do it. And so it allowed them basically we've got, we gave them an extra day to kind of figure this thing out and see if it made sense to them. The last thing we wanted was people refunding for feeling like it just didn't make sense. We want to make sure these were serious buyers to step 10 was delivered and overcoming false beliefs presentation the next morning to help increase the persuasion factor and get people to take a leap of faith for themselves and their families. So this week was done with uh, Brian Bowman. Brian is the most amazing man in the world, actually the podcasts with them. Gosh, one of the very first podcast I did, he's just got a heart of gold and he got up and spoke about some of the things that he's gone through in his life and right now as far as with his wife and some of the things that she's been dealing with as far as lyme disease and it was.

Speaker 1:     19:47           I can't, gosh, I can't say enough about Brian. He's just the most amazing guy in the world and adjust just care so much about people and so this presentation wasn't a a hard pitch. It was Louis just as Brian just talking about overcoming false beliefs and the things he's had to do and it. I would highly recommend that if you're going to follow a pattern like this, that you do something where you have someone else besides. You talked about overcoming false beliefs and the things they've done in their own life. Step Eleven, David said here was let a second speaker who has nothing financially. The gain from people purchasing who is already signed up for the program itself. Give more reasons why they should take the leap of faith and make the investment. Well, we had so much fun with Myron. Golden Myron is just.

Speaker 1:     20:32           Mine is a good old boy from the south and I just love Myron at East is so much fun. Seriously, aside from being an amazing Golfer and having dealt with polio and being from basically trash man, the cash man, some of his. He's just got this awesome religious background, super based in the Bible and it gives a ton of of just very, very strong abilities to help people understand why they need to basically take the steps necessary for them to to really move forward. And so the first one is overcoming false beliefs and Myron is actually was just overcoming any believer for any issues you might have. A step 12 is that was caused by telling the prospect exactly what to do next and give them 20 minutes during a break to do that next step and that next step again was signing up for us.

Speaker 1:     21:22           What we ended up telling them is listening. This is closing down in the next 20 minutes because we have to let the chefs know how many planes to have prepared for the luncheon that is learning can take place in about an hour. And that was, again, that was not a false sense of urgency and scarcity. It was totally true. There's only limited amount of space in the, in the ballroom. There's only so much food that's there. And we had to make sure we had enough. The irony to, for, for us is we actually had planned on a really, our goal is right on 250 people. We ended up doing double that in fact just over almost 600 people and so we aren't having to move it to a separate ballroom. And so the hotel staff is moving things around like crazy. But again, it's uh, it was uh, a real issue where we had basically 20 minutes to kind of scramble and make it all happen.

Speaker 1:     22:12           A step 13, he said it was allow some for. Those were to funnel hacking live. You'll get this if you weren't there. This will make absolutely no sense to. You said a step 13, allow some random dude to come onstage, take hold of the mic and start spouting off some religious. You can do it Mumbo jumbo and then watch them get escorted off by Dave Woodward. Lol. Yes. That actually happened and that was. It was kind of a weird situation, but so really the, the 12 steps as I went through it, he then David went on to say, you know, I probably missed a few steps and there's probably a lot more to it, but it was masterful. It was the most masculine clothes I've ever seen and the results speak for themselves. There was a line of people wrapped halfway around the massive conference hall waiting with money in hand.

Speaker 1:     22:50           $18,000 to be exact. Great job to Russell Brunson and screws. We're putting on a marketing spectacle to behold, it was amazing. He has. I honestly believe from the bottom. My heart. Russell wants every single person who signed up to be in the two comma club winners circle next year. I hope this team can deliver on a great coaching experience this year and everyone does end up in the two comma club. So David Fry, thank you so much for that. That facebook post. Um, most importantly, I hope you guys understand how much you really have. There's so much choreography and I didn't go into all the detail this time as far as how the bags were placed in 10 x and all the different pieces to it. But I'll probably end up doing that on a later one. Russell did an amazing job at a, on one of his market secrets podcast going through this as well.

Speaker 1:     23:34           I highly recommend if you're doing an event or if you're speaking at an event, spend the time, do the research, immerse yourself in this kind of stuff. It literally makes the difference if it's at least a 10 x multiple. And what I mean by that is, uh, I had two friends who also spoke at Tedx with rustling a guys I've known for years, both great stage presenters. And they basically got on. They saw what we were doing the night before as far as where you literally put bags on every single seat, 9,000 seats with an order form and and a ton of other social proof and things in there, kind of on a sneak attack. And they're like, holy cow, you guys are going through a lot of work. Why are you doing all this? And you guys don't understand you're sitting in front of 9,000 people.

Speaker 1:     24:16           You got the opportunity of literally having over a million dollar pay day. And they're like, well, we're just going to have our bid. His go to the APP like grant told us to do. And I'm like, listen, I've, I've specialized in understanding sales, psychology and choreography of an event and that will literally backfire on you guys. And sure enough they made sales but nothing, no close. In fact, we ended up, as far as all the sales, uh, I think all the other speakers combined did about a million. And Russell ended up with over 3 million. So realize that if you spend the time, you actually, and you choreograph this thing correctly, every single one of these can be a huge cash cow for you, but more importantly and that the whole reason you're really doing this is it allows you the opportunity of serving people at the very highest and best level possible.

Speaker 1:     25:07           So always make sense to you guys. Have Amazing Day and again, I appreciate so much taking the time to listen to these podcasts. If you don't mind, do me a favor, a rate and review this on itunes and let me know if there's things that you're liking about the podcast or things that you don't like. It just pm me on facebook or send me an email, David clickfunnels. I really do appreciate your feedback. I read every pm. I look at every single email, especially those that are focused on things I can do to, to better enhance this. Uh, as I mentioned, most of these podcasts, I ended up interviewing other people. I've done a couple of my own in here recently and I'm just trying to kind of find out if you guys like the ones I'm throwing in and do it myself or if you prefer the interview content, the interview format, uh, just let me know. I'd appreciate it a ton. So she's got a Dave Woodward and pme on facebook or Dave at clickfunnels. You can send me an email and please go to itunes rate and review this and let me know what you think. Thanks.

Speaker 2:     26:04           Hi everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to the podcast. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me. We're trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few $100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and, and get this out to more people. At the same time, if there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'm more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if you'd like me to interview. I'm more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Aug 13, 2018

Dave speaks about his trip to Nairobi, his tour through the Kazuri Bead Funnel and how great of an experience it was touring the factory and getting to know the friendly staff. He discusses the effectiveness of this funnel, the functionality behind it and how you can implement a similar philosophy into your personal funnel and increase the value of your product instantly.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • How the Kazuri Bead Funnel Operates: (2:02)
  • Increasing Intrinsic and Extrinsic Value For You Product: (12:00)
  • Increasing Commodity Value Through Customer Experience (12:44)

Quotable Moments:

"How can you get people to understand the value of what we're creating."

"When you have things that other people consider a commodity, you've got to create an experience. You've got to find a way of actually making sure that these people, whoever your clients are, have an increase in intrinsic value as well as extrinsic value associated with the actual commodity or product that you're selling."

"What type of an experience can I give to people who are coming in to buy things from me?"



Speaker 1:     00:00         Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here is your host, Dave Woodward.

Speaker 2:     00:17         Hey everybody. Welcome back and most importantly, welcome from Africa. I'm actually out here in Nairobi right now and just had this crazy cool experience that I thought I need to make sure I share with everybody. So somebody may have seen a long time ago there was a movie about a dusty old violin. It was being auctioned off and the auctioneer got up and said, you know, who will give me a dollar or $2? And you see these bids come in at three, four, five, $10 or something. And then all of a sudden from the very back of the room walks this older gentleman up to the front and he grabs the violin from the auctioneer and he tunes it a little bit and he strums it and then all the sudden he begins to play and he plays this almost angelic melody. And soon the bids start going crazy.

Speaker 2:     01:06         $100, $500, a thousand dollars, $5,000, $10,000, and eventually ends up selling for tens of thousands of dollars and it's all because of the experience and the value that was created because of somebody else. And so I was sitting there thinking about how can you do the same type of thing to your audience who you may not be able to see or no, you're not around in your funnel. And so while we were out here, we had the opportunity of going to the [inaudible] bead factory. Now here in Nairobi, uh, back in 1975, an English woman dot. She would do something that she could actually somehow give back to the community. At the time, there was a ton of displaced single moms and she's up know what could we do to, to help. And so she started with just two women and they started basically making these handmade beads and these beads were unique and they were special.

Speaker 2:     02:02         And yet as they started to sell these beads, it was just a commodity like anything else. And she's not, you know, how, how can people get people to understand the value of what we're creating. And so she created the whole cause you were a bead funnel and I want to walk you through how this funnel actually worked. So let me kind of tell you the story. We ended up, we started off over in a different village helping out a lot of these, a lot of people from Kenya and we were back just for a short period of time before we were taken off to a safari. So one of the things that a student, Amy Mclaren from village, in fact that's the organization I'm out here with, one things, they would want to make sure that we all experienced the Kazoo reburied funnel. So what we ended up doing, we took 60 people basically loaded up in buses and we headed over to the factory.

Speaker 2:     02:54         Well you can't just walk into the factory and you can't just go buy beads at the. You actually have to go through the tour. So step one is you need to make sure that if you've got a thing, especially people feel like it's a commodity, you've got to find some way of creating an experience. The experience that the Missouri bead factories created changed what you would think of as cheap little clay beads worth, you know, two or three, four, five cents into literally tens if not hundreds and even thousands of dollars. So let me take you through the step by step. It's very first thing you end up doing is you're, you're met by a guide and our guidance name was caroline and caroline was super excited, tons of energy and just exuded this happiness. And she then told us a little bit about the story of how it got started.

Speaker 2:     03:46         And then she took us into, show us how the beads are actually made. So you walk into this little tiny room and here was a table of about 30 women that 15 on each side and they were rolling these beads. And so there's, first of all, she answered. One of the kids was with us, some clay and then she painted that clay off. So every single one of us gets to actually touch, touch and experience the clay that they were using, and then she went onto show, show us. You have to understand that this isn't just like any old normal clay. This clay has magical properties to it. In fact, he's magical properties. It comes from a certain part here in Kenya and what you'll find is, and she gives us a bead that had just come out of the kill and it was already cooled off.

Speaker 2:     04:30         She goes, unlike other normal beads, when you drop them a big cracks and shat or it shatters and she all of a sudden drops. This bead throws this beat on the ground and it bounces and like, whoa. All of a sudden the the objection of, well, I don't think I can afford to buy these beads here because I'm afraid they're gonna. They'll break while I'm in transit. That objections just shattered it. Whereas the bead is totally intact and then she goes on to start talking and she introduces us to Mama Adeline. Mama Adeline is sitting at the very, very front of the table. She's the most experienced bead maker. She's been here since 1975 and she starts talking about how amazing Madam Adeline is and how Madam Adeline actually has trained almost every single one of these women in here and because of that, they have all captured her same experience in bead making and they now they started off with just two women.

Speaker 2:     05:23         They now have three over 340 different women who come in every single day. They work six and a half days a week and are five and a half days a week and their whole job is just to making these beads. So she'd been basically helps us understand these crazy amazing that these beads are. And then from there she continues to help us understand that these beads, as each one is handmade there not only handmade, they're also going to be hand painted and she'll take us there and just a minute. But before she does that, she decides that she's got engaged. The troublemaker in the group. The person is not paying attention because the last thing she wants to do is to have any problems with not being able to connect with everybody in the group will. Unfortunately, the troublemaker was me and I was talking to the back and was on my phone and doing some other things and so all of a sudden she asked my name and I'm like, oh, my name is Dave, and she goes, would you make sure that everybody gets the same place right away because I don't want to make.

Speaker 2:     06:23         I want to make sure no one's left behind. So all of a sudden now I'm engaged. I'm the one and she starts calling out anytime someone's lagging behind the gate. Can you get them, Dave, can you get them? Dave, can you get the hurry? Hurry, we want, we don't want to make I wanna make sure we get through this real quick and she then engages me and she then takes us up to this place where they are now throwing clay and making pots and plates and these plates were like perfectly made to. You literally could eat off these things. I mean, they were handmade, but they look like they'd been impressed and it was just awe inspiring you, these two guys who are just sitting there literally with it was kind of like the movie ghost, probably the most romantic movies out there as far as, uh, uh, I forget the woman's name basically.

Speaker 2:     07:09         She throws the clay on there and she basically manipulate this clay into becoming exactly what she wanted it to do. And all of a sudden I'm sitting there and thinking, I have to do this. I got to be able to do this. And so I asked, one of the guys said, you mind if I do that? He's like, sure, let me finish this plate. So now everybody's engaged and everyone wants to see me actually try to play with this clay. And so he pinches off the certain amount. That's exactly the size for a bolt for a plate. And then he goes through and literally, probably one of the best coaches I've ever seen. I've never thrown clay in my life. And I thought, I'm going to have this thing spinning. It's gonna break everything. I'm going to have this huge glob of clay, fly off the wheel.

Speaker 2:     07:50         It's going to shatter it's gonna break all the plates that they've already made and yet he coaches me on the speed. He coaches me on exactly what they do to make sure that it has the right thickness, that there's the right edge and my plate actually turned out pretty good, but now all of a sudden I'm thinking I've got to buy a play. So from there we then leave that part and she talks now about the fact that all these beads, as soon as they're handmade, they didn't have to dry for three days and after they've tried for three days, then they go into the kiln and she shows us where the kitchen is and the how, how long they have to be fired at the temperature they have to be fired and how long they have to then cool. And then once all of that's been done, then they get the opportunity of being painted.

Speaker 2:     08:33         So if come follow me and let's go in and I'll show you the next step. So we didn't walk into this room have probably about 50 women each one meticulously hand painting every single one of these beads and the beads were just, I mean all these crazy bright colors and and they were. Each one was customized. It just the most amazing thing in the world. And again, she's like they'd hurry, you've got to make sure people keep up and so she's not allowed us to get to engage and stop everything because she wants to sell something at the end. But at the same time she's making sure we experience every single thing and we literally walked kind of serpentine through two or three different rows of these beads. And then she takes it into a room where now she's got all the beads and they're just loose beads.

Speaker 2:     09:17         She goes, you know what, if you want, you can buy a bag of loose beads. It's only like five or 10 bucks. But if you want, if you'll wait, I'll show you where you can actually get these beads and the ought to be created for you. They'll be in a beautiful necklaces and bracelets and find artwork on the wall. And all the plates and everything else, but you got to wait for that, but if you want you can get them for cheap, real cheap here, but they won't be designed and they won't be made just the way you want them. And like, oh my gosh, this is crazy. So she then goes on to tell us that each woman can create anywhere from 800 to a thousand beats a day and we now have the opportunity now of being introduced to the shopping cart. So we leave, we leave where the glass factory is or the beef factory is and walk outside into now where we've been introduced to buy whatever we want.

Speaker 2:     10:06         So we've now I've experienced this crazy thing of seeing these women hand painting of rolling these out perfectly of these guys literally throwing a pot or a plate on these wheels and it was just the most amazing experience ever to where now the value of these crazy plates and have these beads. They're not like five or ten cents a piece. These are like two, three, four bucks per bead. And now it was. You put them all together and you walk in to the shopping cart and it's this beautiful display of necklaces and bracelets and fascinating wall art and it was just awe inspiring. You're like sitting there going, oh my gosh, this is insane, and then you're handed personally a a shopping cart or a little tiny bats. Not more than just a little bag. It was actually a shopping basket that you would get a at any Albertson's or something like that where you are, have this round your wrist and she goes, fill it up, get get some gifts for everyone else, and so now you're encouraged not to just get one or two pieces.

Speaker 2:     11:12         You're encouraged to fill your cart. And she then goes through and talks about, oh by the way, don't worry if you don't have to worry about pain in in Kenyan shillings, we take mastercard, we take visa. We've been take American Express and to go, oh my gosh, this woman is amazing. And then after a few minutes she goes, you know, how can we help? I'm more than happy to help you find what's the perfect gift? Who are you looking for? And she then helped us go through and every single one of us walked out of their pain, hundreds of dollars for beadwork. It was the most amazing experience ever. And then she goes, and then as we're leaving, oh, by the way, your tour guide, the tour is free, but your guide works on tips, so if you don't mind, please tip caroline. And so after we spent all this money, it's been the upsale real quick.

Speaker 2:     12:00         Oh, by the way, make sure you give a tip, and it was the most amazing experience ever. All this in there. I was just going, oh my gosh, this is how you have to sell. People don't understand when you've got the things that other people consider a commodity, you've got to create an experience. You've got to find a way of actually making sure that these people, whoever your clients are, have an increase in intrinsic value as well as extrinsic value associated with the actual commodity or product that you're selling. The extrinsic value for me was sitting there watching these women and an intrinsic value. I'm sitting there thinking of all my kids need something for sure and my wife wants something, so we ended up buying something for my daughter in law. We ended up buying something for my mom, for my mother in law for, for my wife, for my kids.

Speaker 2:     12:44         All of a sudden I wanted to. Everybody experienced this and that's how funnels work. That's how experiences work. That's how when you can take something that other people would just be a commodity that you could pick up at off the street corner type of thing here in Nairobi, but to get a Missouri bead you've got to go have the experience and now because you've had the experience, the value is so much more intense and so much more valuable to where I would literally, if I saw someone say, Hey, I was in Nairobi and I got some beads. It's not. Did you get some beads? Did you get [inaudible] beads? If you didn't get Missouri beads, then you didn't get real handcrafted beats. Otherwise, your beads may have come from China and then import it over here, but if you've got the [inaudible] beats, you got the real thing.

Speaker 2:     13:27         That thing that actually employs a whole bunch of 340 single moms beads that actually don't. When you throw them on the ground, they don't break beads that are hand painted and hand handcrafted. It was just fascinating to me to see how they took a commodity and made an experience, so hopefully as you listen to this, you're thinking, what can I do? What type of an experience can I give to people who are coming in to buy things from me? For me, it's all about the experience. I'm a huge. The gifts and things don't matter to me, but the experience that's worth everything, so make sure that you're creating some sort of an experience for your members, for the people who you're buying from. All of that is that's how things are sold, so create the experience and have a ton of success. Remember, you're just one funnel away.

Speaker 2:     14:16         Keep crushing it and if you don't mind, I would love if you could go to itunes and rate, give five star review and give me a review. So rank and review this for me. I'd really, really appreciate it. We're trying to get this. Literally, I want to hit a million downloads before the end of the year and right now we're around 700,000 so I'd really appreciate your help if you don't mind sharing this. Go out rate and view it. Have an amazing day and again, remember you're just one funnel away. Everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to the podcast. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others? Rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm

Speaker 3:     14:52         trying to get to a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over 650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time, if there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'm more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if you'd like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Aug 10, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Till Boadella:

Till Boadella is a serial entrepreneur and digital marketing expert who helps small businesses get more traffic, generate more leads and make more sales. In 2017 he made $170,000 in seven days with his own product launch. He now helps successful business owners make an extra $50,000-$1,000,000 per year in the backend of their business with product launches. Tim is the mastermind behind some of the biggest product launches, marketing campaigns and e-commerce stores in the world. He discusses what does and doesn’t work in marketing and business.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Creating An Audience For Product Launch. (7:19)
  • How often should you create content? (8:25)
  • Building a launch list (12:45)

Quotable Moments:

"A lot of people expect that they invest in something and they want it to work right away."

"You're building the type of rapport with them [the people] and then turn around and basically giving them exactly what they wanted."

"The relationship with your list is so much more important than the size of your list"

Other Tidbits:

It’s important to build a solid relationship with your list and provide value to that list.



Speaker 1:     00:00           Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody.

Speaker 2:     00:18           Welcome back. I'm Dave Woodward, your host here at funnelhacker radio. I want to introduce you to till boy della Tillikum to show thanks for having me. I'm super excited. So us zero online entrepreneur who's makes multiple six figures a year. Coolest thing. Actually it was last year, 2017. He made 170 grand in seven days with his own product launch, but since then he's gone on to help others really maximize their back end to anywhere from $50,000, million dollars on the back end of their businesses with product launches and product launches. One of those things you don't spend that much time talking about. So I thought it'd be fun to bring till on here. I'm going to talk about some of stuff he's doing. Most importantly, how it can be a benefit to you and obviously a lot of you guys who have followed us for a while, we started off years ago, one of the first step funnels we ended up making was a one for Jeff Walker product launch formula and did some stuff with that.

Speaker 2:     01:05           But let's kind of dive in and said, tell people a little bit about what you're doing and what's working for you. Um, so basically, uh, was in Jeff's program a few years ago in the plf, I think that was in 2013 or 14, something like that. Um, I remember back then I didn't have the money to pay for his program, but I used the payment plan and I went into a bit of debt know entrepreneur, that's how it works. One hundred percent. So I got into his program on the $200 per month or something, payment plan, uh, went through the whole program and solve these other people doing these launches, you know, everyone in the industry was kind of using jest formula or a lot of people. So, um, yeah, I dove into it and I tried a couple of launches by myself. Those didn't go so well. Um, I realized that this is one of the things I have people talk about all the time that his will, should I spend a whole bunch of time during a product launch and what if it doesn't work?

Speaker 2:     02:09           So let's talk about when it doesn't work, what happened, why didn't it work and what'd you learn from the mistakes? Um, I think when you do a launch to the audience is literally one of the most important parts. Um, so the launch is kind of like this formula that works, but you need to have a really solid audience in the good offer for them. So I would say in the past I was doing launches and I didn't have the right audience and it didn't have that offer. So I was doing these launches with weak offers, kind of selling to the wrong people. And those launches didn't work well in once I had a really, really, you know, irrationally passionate audience and a really crushing offer for them. I was using just formula and it just took off like crazy. So I think it's, it's really about the audience and having the offer and then Jeff formula just, you know, takes that in and creates that, that magical a chemical reaction where people just go crazy and buy.

Speaker 2:     03:13           I love it. I remember years ago working with Dan Kennedy, some things he always talked about was message, market match, and you've got to have the right match for the right market and you got to have the right message. And I think, uh, one of things we spend a lot of time on here and that's the offer, so help people understand when they're trying to create a good offer. What, uh, what are you looking for in an offer that actually works for lunch? Um, well, first of all, I want to be really niche about it. So in the past I was doing these general launches and I didn't really know who I was selling to and what I was selling. Um, so the launches that did really well for me was we're in a specific niche where I was teaching people ecommerce. So in 2016 I had this drop shipping store, um, where I was selling these aliexpress products to people in Germany.

Speaker 2:     04:01           I was selling dark colors. I'm doing free plus shipping and stuff like that. So I built that business too, I think at the time, like 6,000 a month, something really small and I was having a youtube channel back then, so I was starting to talk about drop shipping and in that store that I was building, and back then not many people were talking about drop shipping. So the video's got a lot of attention and a lot of use because I was somehow one of the first, not the first, but one of the first to talk about it. So I've got all this, all these views on youtube related to, to drop shipping. And people started to ask me, do you have a course? How do I set up a shopify store? How do I drop ship? What's the process? So I knew gay people are asking you about this, you know, there's an audience with a strong desire.

Speaker 2:     04:50           And um, then it was just about really talking to that audience. Understanding them, uh, I was doing a daily Qa show answering their question. So after you do that for a few months, you just know what they want, you just know their problems in creating the offer at that point, it's just like super easy, like literally just put it together and sell it to them. So until one of the things I always have people ask me about, and that is, is it more important, chef from first of all, focus on the audience are going to focus on creating a killer offer. Where do I focus first chicken or the egg? Which ones matter most personally? I think the audience matters most because you can have a really. I mean without the audience, you can't really have a good offer, right? Um, so the offer is only as good as the audience that it's being sold to.

Speaker 2:     05:40           So I always, you know, for beginners, I always give them the tip to just post on social media, pick a platform like youtube, facebook published content, build up a following. And once you have an audience can be a social media, can be an email list. You can then understand what their real problems are and then you can easily do a launch, but if you just think about Kevin is going to put together this, this offer, oftentimes it's disconnected from, from the audience or just in your ivory tower coming up with something that you think is awesome, but in reality it might not really be proven and it might not really sell. So how do you create a niche specific audience when you don't know exactly what you're going to sell them? Um, that's a good question. For me it was more luck because I didn't, I was just posting on Youtube.

Speaker 2:     06:31           I was doing this daily Qa show and I was all over the place. So I was doing personal development stuff. I was doing general marketing, direct response, a bit of Ecommerce, a bit of a drop shipping and then the drop shipping videos just got the most traction, the ecommerce stuff. Um, that was God like 20 k, 30 k views the other videos, like 200, 300 years. So yeah, the niche kind of chose me, um, rather than me choosing the neat, the niche. But what you think is real critical and those who are listening to you guys caught onto that and that is if you don't know, put out a ton of content, a ton of content which you can find is certain content resonates and then how does it resonate? Well, you're looking at engagement. You're going to see if you're on facebook or anything else, you're getting comments, you getting shares, you get them likes.

Speaker 2:     07:19           If you're on youtube, how many people are again, are many views you're getting. You get a lot of use in one area and not in another. And I think as you mentioned there till as far as well then just kind of picked me. I think that happens when you continue to go out and produce massive content. I think the scariest part for most people is they're afraid to create the content. They're like, it's got to be right the first time and if I screwed up the first time, no one's going to believe me. No one's going to trust me and then I'll just won't be able to come back to me. So a hundred percent now that you've gone out and you start creating it. So what I'm hearing you say basically is the first thing to do a product launch. You got to create an audience.

Speaker 2:     07:53           You create the audience ideally at some easiest ways on social media. So if you're going to instagram or facebook or youtube, doesn't matter which one right now, obviously video seems to be one of the easiest, fastest ways of creating that type of content. Obviously you can do content through a podcast. It's probably not as easy to see the interaction as much. Uh, it's more from indoctrination and things like that afterwards. So focusing on instagram or youtube or facebook and how often are you creating content? So basically the backstory is I was reading Gary Vee book, I forgot the name, but in the book he said just produce daily content and I was back then, you know, dabbling a bit. So I read the book and I was like, okay, but the big takeaway here is just to go out there and produce content. So I started and I made a decision to post 365 days in a row content on youtube and I chose the q and a format, so I would just first of all go out there and asked people for questions just on facebook, you know, I'm doing this daily show, what questions do you have?

Speaker 2:     09:01           And I would collect these questions, screenshot them, put them in a folder, start recording videos, and then I would get comments under the new videos. I would screenshot those and I would have this massive folder with questions and over time that just turned more and more into ecommerce related questions and drop shipping related questions. And then it was kind of easy to, uh, to serve these people and eventually do a launch because more and more people were asking, you know, do you have a chorus? And back then I didn't have a course. So I brought out a course for $97. I didn't really do a launch, just that was kind of an evergreen thing. So then I was monetizing the audience and then a few months later when my audience was peaking, when the goodwill was the highest, so when everyone was just watching the videos commenting, I was like, okay, now's the time.

Speaker 2:     09:55           Now's the time to do a launch in. Is it more of a seed launch or was natural lunch? No, it was an actual launch was like the classical Jeff Walker's stuff with some some twists. So I just built an early bird waiting list from youtube. So I send people from Youtube to the early bird waiting list in. What was interesting is on youtube I could use the plc, the videos upload that people aren't familiar with Plc. Explain what plc is. It's basically prElaunch content. Plc stands for. So it's a video that jeff walker's for the for. I'm sorry, I'm stealing your thunder. Go ahead, tell you. You can tell it. It's basically a sideway sales letter. So instead of having one of these long page sales letters, you kind of take it and you break it down sideways into three videos. So it's not just about offering content.

Speaker 2:     10:48           A lot of people confuse that and they think, oh, it's just about creating videos and giving value, but it's actually about selling, you know, and, and that's also what people confuse a lot with webinars. They think it's just about offering a bunch of value, but it's actually like, you know, russell says in expert secrets, it's about breaking down those false beliefs, rebuilding them and then leading into the sale. Um, and jeff usually does that with three videos, so I did that as well. And the, the awesome Part was I then upLoaded those videos to youtube also additionally to sending them to my list and I turned the videos into youtube ads and I used youtube retargeting to boost those plCs like crazy. so some people in our catch on to what you just said. Okay. So basIcally you've taken the video that's in a. So typically in a plc type of life, they're going to opt in and they get put into an autoresponder sequence of where they're going to get the next three videos over the next 24 days or five days.

Speaker 2:     11:50           And then they're going to get the fourth video, which basically is the final offer page. So here you're taking those and you're taking each one individually uploading them to youtube and on youtube you're using that as an ad. Yeah. So how long is the video typically? Um, the videos were between 10 and 20 minutes. Um, they were produced not very high quality. I was having, I was using like not that could have a camera back then. the videos were kind of looking at them now it's a bit embarrassing, but they resonated with people and I boosted them. Each video got between I guess 10 k, 20 k views from the ad and in the youtube ad I then send PeopLe also to the opt in page for the early bird waiting list. So, um, I was kind of using the launCh formula and a bit of a different way combined with youtube ads and all of that, and built a launch list.

Speaker 2:     12:46           Then I send out an early bird email and about half of the sales came from that early bird email. And then the reSt of the sales came over a five day period, more or less. How large was the list of generated hundred 70 grand in 2,500 people. That's impressive. Twenty 500 people generating a hundred 70 grand. I'll take that any day because a lot of times people think they have to have a list of 20,000 people to do it launch. So I think it's a. Well, so you created this $2,500. Why? The main reason I wanted to have had you on the podcast here is to help people understand literally this is really for the. How much did you spend in ads? About eight, eight k, so about a thousand bucks in ads. And that was, was that $8,000 spent prior to the launch? Um, I think most of it was spent boosting those youtube videos and using the plc content.

Speaker 2:     13:40           A bit of it was spent on retargeting on facebook. So I was, you know, doing a custom audience and then retargeting people. And he basically spent the numbers, the math simple. Three bucks per opt in. Yeah. So three bucks would put it at $7,500 bucks. Those 7,500 people on your list then, or I'm sorry, 2,500 people on your list. Yeah. So yeah. So basically at that point then what you're looking at is, is my math right on that? I think it's $3. It, it is about $3 per lead. I don't know the earnings per lead. Um, but it was pretty, pretty satisfying. And generally hundred 70 k I'll take that for 2,500 people on the list. Yeah. And what's funny is I once was doing a launch with a guy who had 500 k people on his list and back then I wasn't so experienced.

Speaker 2:     14:34           So I thought this launch was going to blow up. It's going to be like the biggest launch ever in the launch, only did 25 k. It was a big disappointment and that's when I realized this guy has 500,000, a list of 500,000 people and I made so much more money from 2,500 people. So what I really realized is how someone enters your list makes all the difference so much more important than the size of your list, I think help. So now you've got these people, they've purchased your product and everything else. Where'd you take them from there? Um, so I didn't use any upsells or anything like that. I was using click funnels, but it was a simple funnel. I'm Just, it was a long form sales page with a video at the top. The registration or payment form was on the same page. So I didn't make them, you know, click one more time and go to a different page and then they Would buy.

Speaker 2:     15:36           I only offered credit card because I didn't want to have like a lot of disputes or stuff like that on paypal, a vsl, a single page vsl with credit card on, on the vsl page. Yeah. It was like the entire transaction takes place on that vsl. Yeah. Very cool. And then it was just simply sending out a welcome email with the link to register for the membership side. Also in click funnels and offer the payment. They would be instantly redirected to a thank you page where they could set up the account. Then I had a facebook group and they would just go through the content. That was it. Again, I love it. I love how simple it was. Still making great numbers out of it and it works and I think that's the part I can stress anything and you guys have to understand the importance of building a solid, solid relationship with that list and provides that list that much easier.

Speaker 2:     16:33           It is. When it comes down actual time to provide them an offer. You already know what they want. I'm assuming you were asking him, you've already made mention that you were already getting questions from them. You're answering those types of questions. You're building the type of rapport with them and then turn around and basically given them exactly what they wanted. One hundred percent and they were warmed up because I was posting on youtube, so once I even told them get to get on the list, they already knew me. They already liked me. They already had consumed a ton of videos and got a lot of value. So the relationship was actually built before they even got on the list and I think that's also a big part why the 2,500 list was just so powerful because I didn't need much more. No till. That's awesome. Well I totally appreciate you coming and sharing their experience with us.

Speaker 2:     17:21           So if people want to find out more about you, where do they, how do they connect with you? Um, best shot is to go to [inaudible] dot com or people here, t I l l b o a d e l l a. And you can also find me on youtube. Just type in that same thing in youtube and you're going to find my channel. Awesome. Well I appreciate it a ton. Any parting words for our audience? I'm just don't give up. You know, if you invest in a program, it might take you two years, three years before you roi the investment. A lot of people expect that they invest in somethinG and they want it to work right away. Whenever I buy something now, no matter how much I pay, I know it's gonna pay off. Sometimes it just takes a bit longer, might be one year, two years, 10 years, but it's always good money spent. Yeah, love it. Well, tom, thanks so much. Good talking to you. Awesome. Thank You man.

Speaker 3:     18:18           Okay. Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to the podcast. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me. We're trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'm more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people would like me to interview more than happy to to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Aug 8, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Anthony Morrison:

Since launching his first business in 2005, Anthony Morrison has expanded exponentially. A self-taught internet mogul, Morrison devised a one-man business operation while attending college full-time.  Author of two successful books, Anthony devised a systematic approach to entrepreneurs success and used it to develop eleven additional companies, all of which have been highly profitable.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • How To Grow A Successful Business. (1:10)
  • Building True Connections From The Start. (7:42)
  • Scaling Your Business. (13:00)
  • Customer Lifetime Value. (19:37)

Quotable Moments:

"When you have a really good relationship with the people that have bought your product, the people that are investing their money into your knowledge or your software tools and things like that, you created that good relationship."

"The core message that I send to my students is never give up. You can't fail if you never stop trying."

"When I can see the shift in the way people think and the way people feel, the weight, the results they're getting, that's an inspiration for me to never give up, never stop doing what I'm doing, as long as I can keep doing it."

Other Tidbits:

Anthony Morrison travels the country sharing his story and teaching his skills to budding entrepreneurs speaking at large events. He hosts a weekly webinar called “The Success Connection,” focused on marketing strategies. He discusses the importance of building long term business relationships by growing your business the right way.



Speaker 1:     00:00       Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome back to funnel hacker

Speaker 2:     00:18       radio. This is gonna. Be a fun ride. I'm so excited. I'm Anthony Morrison on the show. Anthony, welcome. Thanks for having me here, man. Excited to be on your way. Did you have to understand to get anthony on a show like this is like pulling teeth. It's only taken me a year and a half actually give them a $5,000 ring and it still isn't even close to the rings he normally wears.

Speaker 2:     00:42       He's one of our eight figure award winners. Two Comma Club. Been crushing it for years. Best part about it, anthony, you and I were just talking about is you're actually building real businesses naturally. One of the things I want to talk about is so often people get started in this business. They think they're going to go out and try to make a quick buck and you're not. We're just talking about the sec come in and basically FTC coming down and shutting everybody down, basically one a month, the last six months and these are guys who've been again doing high tens, twenties, even close to $100,000,000 and they're just doing stupid business. So what I want to talk to you about real quick here is how do you grow real smart business because you've been doing this now for over 10 years. I mean you've been crushing this thing, grow a real business.

Speaker 3:     01:22       Well, I've certainly made my mistakes. I've been guilty of follow the follow the leader, follow a path and kind of see what everybody else is doing. The same thing. And when I first got started in this business, I was doing it, you know, of like the top down and I started on television. Most people will start with, let me create an offer or a funnel or whatever and then build their way up the opposite. I just said, hey, let's go put something on TV and sell books. And so I started off with just like blast, right? With tons of tons of customers. We sold a million books and all these people that I didn't really know how to create that relationship and it's something that Russell has always done and it's something that I think is the reason why clickfunnels has grown so quickly and so efficiently.

Speaker 3:     02:18       It's because of the relationship that Russell creates with the audience, with your students, with the people that are using your software, and I've implemented the same thing in our business and I think that is the key to growing a successful business, to growing a longterm business and then to growing it the right way because when you have a really good relationship with the people that have bought your product, the people that are investing their money into your knowledge or your software tools and things like that, um, when you created that good relationship, then you don't have to do all this crap. You see all these other people doing to get people to buy something. You don't have to do. Push the limit and tows the line. You can literally just say, just like you guys did at the event I was at, hey, check out this new coaching program.

Speaker 3:     03:06       We have it's nominal blood and body and it's because they're not just buying that program, they're buying into you and they're buying you because they believe in you and they believe the things that you're saying and, and they, they've gotten there through your actions, through seeing the actions that you know, that you've kind of, you've put in place with them. And so I feel like that is the best way to build a real business. Seeing these people that just go out here and run these offers and create a page and slam it with some traffic and try to sell something that's not worth anything and you know, all that kind of stuff. That's just, it's why, you know, how many people have you seen in the industry since we got started? You know, way more than them still here. Oh absolutely. And I think actually we were talking about the artwork that's behind you and it's one of the things I wanted to vote these guys, this is an audio podcast or you're not seeing it, but I want you to kind of talk about the little piece of art behind you because I think it ties into exactly what you were just referring to as far as the longevity that happens when you build a real business.

Speaker 3:     04:04       Yeah. So I'm always trying to, um, to inspire myself. But I do, I do webinars every single week. I mean, I've been teaching my students for, Gosh, three, I guess three years now. I committed to doing the success connection and it's, it's a weekly training with me and it's every single year we don't sell a bunch of stuff. It's literally just teaching and it. And it really doesn't have anything to do with any specific a course that I sell. It's more of an overall, like, here's what's happening today. It's fluid because it's live every week. And I'm always trying to inspire myself. But I was trying to inspire my students and they always can see what's behind me. And so I kind of started telling them, uh, three years ago, kind of the, the, the core message that I send to my students is never give up. Like you can't fail if you never stopped trying.

Speaker 3:     04:55       And so I had this artwork made and it's like those that I know, people can't see it, but like all throughout it, there's the message never give up, but it's really focused on in order to see it. And so what you'll find is what I find is there's people that are looking at this artwork behind me. They're seeing this message never give up. And I think that's such an important thing. And it's one of the reasons why, you know, why I this one of the reasons why I'm still here doing this podcast with you. Just not even two months ago I lost my dad and I always thought, I always thought that if, when my dad passed away, my dad worked with me. He was very close to me. It was everyday I was working with my dad. I always felt like I would probably just give up, quit and, and, uh, just uh, you know, with beach or something, I'd probably just wouldn't have the drive or the desire to continue doing anything.

Speaker 3:     05:52       And that's what, that's always been my plan. That's just what I've been programmed thing. And I'll tell you, it's kind of funny. I tell my students this all the time, as much as they need that success connection every week, that time with me where I can teach them and kind of show them the new things. We use click funnels every single week in there as much as they need that. For me, I think I need that from them because when I can see what we're teaching actually helping people, right? Actually changing their lives to actually changing their outlook on how to build a business or whether or not they can be successful or whether they failed or maybe they're just still trying. Right? It's like when I can see the shift in the way people think and the way people feel, the weight, the results they're getting, you know, that's an, that's an inspiration to me to never give up, never stop doing what I'm doing and to keep as long as I can keep doing it.

Speaker 3:     06:46       As long as I'm learning and growing and knowing new understanding, new things I can share with people, I should do it. And I think that's another reason why our business has grown so much. And it's another key to growing a real business and not just playing on the Internet. It's, it's a two way communication. You want to teach as much as you can to your students. You want to share as much as you can with them, but you also want to learn from them. And you also want to have this, this opportunity to let them make you a better person. Let them make you a better marketer, let them make you a better teacher. And I think that I've, uh, I've certainly over the last three years with our students and the success I've accomplished that. And, um, it would've been more difficult for me to just walk away from business knowing that I will lead this big group of people that have stuck with me for three years every week, you know, and, and I think that helps. That helps us to do what we do and do it at a high level.

Speaker 2:     07:42       You know, Anthony, I really appreciate that and especially I know how close you were to your dad and how tough that was. And I think that, uh, you know, people see you and they see your success and they see, yeah, you know, you and your family are flying around in private jets and you got exotic cars, you're living at the beach and, and, and I think at times when a person is first getting started, it's like, you know what, I'll be able to real business after I first get my bills paid. And after I, you know, it, it's easy for Anthony to say that because he's already made it quote unquote, if you don't mind, I only, because I know your, your story as a kid and everything else and kind of where you've come from, help people understand how do you build that true connection from the very beginning, realizing, yes, I understand you have to make money. You've got to pay your bills. That's the first first financial freedom aspect. You've got to get to overcome it. How do you do that at, at the same time, building the true authentic business that's going to last.

Speaker 3:     08:31       Yeah. Do you maximize the hours in a day? And um, you know, I, I've had people from telling my story how I got started because in the last few years, because I mean obviously it was plastered all over television for three and a half, four years. And so I didn't want to just be so repetitive, but the fact of matter is, is, I mean, look, I started a business and I didn't have something like a click funnels. I mean I have to go hire somebody to build a website. This was back before there was a just a point and click and drag. That stuff didn't exist, you know, so even though a website building business, I don't know anything about, you know, what I was doing, but what there were, there were a couple of key points that I think really helped me be successful. I was in college, I was going to a medical school.

Speaker 3:     09:21       I had 22 our semesters at the time, which is I had to get the dean to sign off on allowing me to even take that many hours in a semester because I wanted to get finished quickly and get on the medical school. That was my, that was my plan. So those 22 hours, we're actually 30 hours a week of school when you add in all the labs and things don't get credit for it. So I was just like last year whose school? Right far more hours than I would have to spend between school and studying. Then a person would have to spend at their regular job right now, like they had a nine five, and the way I looked at it was, you know, my dad was retired. He, he, we were all set. My Dad always took great care of us, invested his money in Worldcom.

Speaker 3:     10:04       A lot of people listening to this probably know that story. They went bankrupt. My Dad lost almost his entire life savings and so that was point number one. It created my one. My reason why and I think that many people are so eager to just jump on here and make some money. They never really dig deep to figure out why do they want to make all that money. I never started my business so I could fly on a private plane. That was not my, that nothing that didn't care. I don't even know that even existed when I started in business. I started it in my parents house paint and to keep them from struggling, but that was my reason why when you have a real, like a real substantial, real personal reason why people want to be successful, I think it drives you to look past all these little obstacles that life throws at us and you start figuring out how can I get past this instead of why is it holding me back?

Speaker 3:     10:55       So for me, I created more hours in my day. I started a business that literally ran 24 hours a day. So it's three, eight, 40 am. Finding them. I was up on the telephone working and at the time I was selling car parts and the Internet. So I had a little ecommerce store and I never took a minute off. Right. So even though I was in class and even though I was working and doing all these things are studying in class, like a lot of people working. I was working at 8:00 at night and I'm fucking night 11:00 12 because I knew that my advantage was that I was willing to go the extra mile. I was willing to be open and be working when other people were sleeping and play like on the weekends. Right. And that's what gave me the opportunity to have success and build a business while still busy with something else like busy with life.

Speaker 3:     11:49       And my point would be for a lot of people it's, you know, it's. And then once you see the success that you had from that, I mean I've started making 20, $30,000 a month. It's a whole lot easier at that point to then say, Hey, I'm going to quit my job and I'm going to focus full time on this business, but you have to create the opportunity for you to get it done so that you have a job and you certainly don't want to advise people, Hey, just quit your job for a to the wind and build a, build a funnel, right? Like, that's not what. I don't think that that's the message that Russell sends out. I don't think it's. I think what we do is we say, eliminate the waste of time. Don't spend time watching television. Don't spend time sitting on facebook reading everybody's updates, give off of instagram, delete twitter, put your cell phone down when you get home from work and really focus on your business and focus on acquiring knowledge in an implementing that knowledge instead of all these other distractions and you'll find we have so many hours in the day that you can work on your business that you would have already just been wasting anyway, and that's the way I was able to build my business and build a real business while having this whole other thing going on in my life.

Speaker 2:     13:00       Thanks so much for sharing that. I, I'd like to take it to a new step and that is you've obviously you've helped literally thousands, if not even close to millions of people at some point in your career building their businesses. The part I want to talk about right now though, Anthony, is the scaling aspect because you've had the ability to scale. Unlike a lot of the others that I've been in, the situation I'm at right now, I know a lot of very, very successful entrepreneurs, but you have. It's been fascinating for me to watch your ability to scale, so if you don't mind, give some people some ideas as far as once they start getting again, I look as far as, you know, you get in that two and a half to $750,000 range a year. You've got to really focus on scaling and if you don't mind telling me how you doing the scaling aspect.

Speaker 3:     13:44       Yeah. So one of the things that we implemented about two years ago, um, it was something that seemed like a daunting task. Right? And a lot of times I think that, uh, that we, that we look at these, these big complex icon daunting tasks and put them on her note, Adam, he said they were going to get that done and then every time you look at it was building out a robust back end automation. So on a responder or back in marketing funnel that would continue to market to our students' intelligence based on what they were interested in, what they've looked at or clicked on our educational portal of the questions they've answered on surveys. There's all kinds of, all kinds of things. What I found was, was that currently we have about, we're approaching a three year automation, so if we generate a lead through, we to possibly generate a lead through click funnels, our facebook ads, youtube ads, Google ads, solo ads, um, it doesn't matter television, direct mail, all the different marketing channels we use when we leave.

Speaker 3:     15:04       We have a full three year sequence that, that lead goes through base and it's intuitive. It's based on what they, what they respond to, what they say, what they buy, what they buy, all those types of things. And it's three, four years now. I've had written out of my notebook and said, need to do really big automation series, right? This will help me scale to make more money. Um, and then I broke it down and I remember Dave, I remember watching this show and it always, it always stuck. It always stuck with me when I looked at and when I went on to take on tasks that I watched the show and it was, it was on television. It was one of these, uh, like who can eat the big hammer, like, could you finish this big hamburger, you know, faster, you know what I mean, was one of those eating competitions and there was this little skinny kid which reminds me of me because I haven't been able to get in high school, so this is what it is.

Speaker 3:     15:56       And then there's this really big dude and they both got this massive, massive hamburger and they said, okay, who's gonna eat it first and who's going to eat most of it? And they just, they said, go right. Well the small guy sat there and cut that. Literally he said he spent like five minutes flooding that stupid hamburger in these little pieces. All the other guys just hammering down on the hamburger, right? At the end of the day, the little guy way more of a finished the whole thing. The big, the bigger guy literally almost passed out. And here's why. The big guys looking at this massive hamburger, they asked the right. So like every time you take a bite out of something, you're looking at the massive amount of I guess room. You still have to go, right? You still have to go. It makes you sick. Whereas this other guy was eating just like little bitty bites, right?

Speaker 3:     16:48       It's like eating chicken nuggets, right? Instead of trying to eat an entire team is even little bites. It was never as mine was never tricked into thinking he couldn't accomplish it because he didn't see anything in front of them except one piece is a positive and so he was able to just keep going and going and going to end up eating way more than this other guy and I always thought to myself, if you break down these daunting tasks, these big things that when you stare at them, they're gonna Freak you out. You break them down into small little pieces in your compost, this little piece and then this little piece and you stay focused on the piece that you're working on that you won't let your, you know your attention. Go to all of the other stuff you have to do is complete this full task.

Speaker 3:     17:26       You'll be focused, you'll be energized to be able to complete it, and that's what we did this. We started off with a certain set a day on a responder automation and every single week we added seven days to it, so every week we would add another seven, sometimes 10 days to this automation, and over the last three years we've built an autoresponder with automation that's three, this literally three years d and now when we get a lead to scale, it's literally allows us to just know, okay, we've got. We know what our lifetime value of a lead is. We know what we can pay for a lead. Now we can just take our marketing and go generate leads and we already know how we're going to generate that revenue. We don't have to then go create a new product or trying to create some kind of new marketing to make more money.

Speaker 3:     18:17       We've already got it planned out and all automated. I think that that's a massive advantage if you're trying to scale, especially if you're trying to spend, you know, as you spend more money on facebook or youtube or whatever, the more you spend typically the higher lead calls yet, so it's hard to scale because you're always looking at how much money can I make inside of 30 days. I looked at how much money, how you make over three years, and then at what point do I get a break even and then how much profit am I coming in and for me, men that we've tripled our revenue every month since we put that in

Speaker 2:     18:54       to answer that is so cool. I think it's one of those things where people say, Oh yeah, I'm going to get to that sometime. The fact that you guys actually have done it, it's why it's so hard for people to compete against you. It's next to impossible. I mean, you can outspend them on your acquisition. You can. Your lifetime value is huge and you have such an enormous amount of data on on on your customers and you're providing value so often and so frequently that I love, love what you're doing. It reminds me so often. I see people, although they'll create one product, they make money on it and they're like, okay, now I've got to create another product and instead of creating another product, you created the automation which allows you just to double down on your customer and goes back to really truly building a real business versus just a fly by night product. Okay,

Speaker 3:     19:37       real businesses don't look at how much money can I spend today and how much money am I gonna make today? They will get money as it costs us to acquire customer and what's the lifetime value of that customer. Too often in our, in our space, we talked about lifetime value, but all people really care about is if I spend 100 bucks on facebook today and only made 90, oh gosh, I'm going broke because they haven't got a real business. They've got one offer and it got one thing that they're focused on. We have continued to build out trainings, courses, softwares and offers that we can provide to our students that are complimentary. And then what we did was we built the offers out. Then we said, okay, let's build the automation now. Right. And once we got the great thing about a day, it's like seven to 14 days of automation done.

Speaker 3:     20:22       We started buying traffic, right? Because we were 14 days ahead of the game and every week we just get another set in 14 days ahead of the game. So we've got like none of our leads ever get stuck in other words, right? Where they're just sitting there waiting for something. There's always something there and we're always seven slash 14 days ahead of the, you know, the very earliest leads that we, that we got. Then for the new ones that come in today for three years, our automations takeover and do all kinds of awesome stuff that, you know, again, like you said, lets us out on a, on the marketing channels and it lets us not worry so much about how much did it cost today versus yesterday. We just look at the average cost per lead and we know what we're going to make and it makes it very easy to make decisions on marketing.

Speaker 2:     21:14       I love it. Well, I could spend days talking to you. I always love whenever we ever had the opportunity connecting as we kind of get close to wrapping things up. How can people get Ahold of you? How did they get, how do they get onto your weekly success connection?

Speaker 3:     21:27       Yeah, definitely. So we've got, uh, our student portal is probably the best way. It's more than So if you get more education and create a free account and when you get inside of that account, that's kind of our student portal where all of our students go in and access their trainings, forces and softwares and things like that. There's also a success training. It's a completely free. It's what I do for our students. It's almost 100 percent focused on click funnels because that's what I use, you know, so every single week we're building funnels, we give phones to our students, we give them my funnels and we really just try to help elevate their knowledge and their ability to implement and use the clip on software because that's what we're doing anyway, you know. So this is not for click funnels, it's just this is what it is. That's what I do and I always teach what I do and so it just kinda worked out. But every Thursday night is kind of what happens. But uh, but yeah, you can check out [inaudible] dot com. You'll get some free trainings and stuff.

Speaker 2:     22:36       Sounds great. Always great talking to you. Thanks so much. Anthony will be in Texas.

Speaker 4:     22:41       Hey everybody, thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me. We're trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people at the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'm more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if you'd like me to interview. I'm more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Aug 6, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Christian Woodward:

Christian Woodward joins the podcast to speak about the importance of finding your voice, and how it is extremely important to an entrepreneurs success.  Christian talks about the book Expert Secrets, and how it challenged him to step out of his comfort zone. He discusses the Facebook Live 30-day Challenge, in which he made himself very vulnerable, speaking live about the book in front of his facebook peers. He describes his emotions during the process and the improvement he was able to make in such short time. He explains how finding your voice will transform you from being a reporter to a storyteller in no time!

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Finding Your Own Voice As An Entrepreneur: Utilizing Facebook Live. (1:02)
  • Confidence Building Through Being Vulnerable. (3:24)
  • Improving With Repetition. (8:58)
  • Understanding and Utilizing Your Voice. (11:09)

Quotable Moments:

"When you go from being rich or poor and actually influencing your life is the biggest thing. Whenever you go through anything, if you actually input in your life, you actually can see the differences."

"One of the keys to finding your voice is becoming a better storyteller and relating better to people."

"When you feel confident, other people think you're competent and so if you know you're confident, other people think you're confident; you actually will sell more and people will pay more attention to you."

Other Tidbits:

Christian discusses the importance of making yourself vulnerable and the benefits that come through repetition. He talks about the ‘Tiffany Bridge Script’ and finding that ‘Ah-ha’ moment, where people discover true value in something they are pursuing. Christian speaks about the benefits of utilizing Facebook Live and how he was able to understand himself more than ever after completing his 30-day campaign.



Speaker 1:       00:00         Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome to funnel hacker radio radio.

Speaker 2:       00:19         This is gonna. Be a fun episode to a. This actually is. I've got to introduce to you someone who I know extremely well. I've known him his entire life. This is my son, Christian woodwork. Christian, welcome to the show. Thank you. So then a lot of fundraising, the books. I'm excited to do this. A lot of fun. So the idea behind this is all about finding your voice now. There's been a challenge for those you guys who follow me on facebook and we actually started this challenge at our, at Russell's inner circle, probably about a year, maybe two years ago, where Russell challenge people to go out and do a facebook live every single day for a month. Well, I've done that now for probably nine off and on. Probably taken that challenge at least half a dozen different times and it probably add streaks into as many as 90 days where I've done a facebook live every single day.

Speaker 2:       01:02         The whole idea behind this though is finding a way to find your own voice and finding your voice as an entrepreneur is probably one of the most important things you can do and you've heard Russell talk a ton about this idea with trying to. I really see who you are. Telling stories, getting very good at becoming a storyteller and realizing that stories is what sells. So I had the opportunity of a Gosh Christian woman, was it a month ago, month and a half ago, about a month and a half ago, something like that, so a month and a half hour, 45, 60 days ago. We were the. My other son, Chandler, my older son, and they were kind of talking smack back and forth. It seems to be what my boys do a lot of and one of the things that came up with was this idea as far as challenging each other to see who would actually do a facebook live every single day about expert secrets.

Speaker 2:       01:48         So if you haven't read the book expert secrets by owning gold expert, I probably should have. What's your affiliates? Do you have any feeling like you don't have a bitly link up to you, but now that I remember? No, I don't. Ah, phone. Anyways, expert secrets dot Com. And if you do go to expert, I want to make sure that you understand the importance of every single one of these chapters. So what happened here, and I'm going to have Christian kind of talked about it was his experience as far as doing a facebook live. So a little background here. I had talked to Christian about this probably almost six months, a year ago where he started doing one on my facebook page and I think he did what, five, five, six, seven to 10 days, 10 days. And then the challenge came up between he and his brother and all of a sudden it became this thing to wear.

Speaker 2:       02:31         So what's your facebook page? So people go see your story's a Christian would read. So just go to facebook, look up Christian, c, H R I s t I a n and then Woodward, and you'll basically see what he did over the last 22 days. But what am I going to talk to him about right now is one of the things I hope everyone who's listening to this actually implements. And that is what, uh, what are the benefits of doing a facebook live every single day? What were some things you found? Some things I thought I was actually really cool is it's a kind of thing that my eldest brother Chandler, who is challenged me to do this first was he said once he finished, it's like, it's like a natural high really was until I could get really excited when you do a facebook live. And it's also kind of like a little game that you play with yourself because it's something that like if you get yourself to do a facebook live and actually boosts your moral or your self worth throughout the day, really I feel like is the best thing that you could do.

Speaker 2:       03:24         Because once you did a facebook live, you told yourself you can be accomplished something. You actually realize it. Then look at any of the challenge that throughout the week and throughout your day really. And you'd be able to see that if I did facebook live that day, I can do this, I can do this. I didn't. You actually can see actual change your day throughout the day. Awesome. So for a lot of people, this idea of doing a facebook live is really scary. I remember talking with Katie Richardson at, uh, one of our inner circle meetings and she was like, man, I just don't know what I would say. She's now gone on to do amazing, amazing content as far as these facebook lives. But Christian, I want to tell me right now, what were some of the things that you learned about yourself doing this? What was the benefit that you got out of it personally?

Speaker 2:       04:03         Um, possibly how you've either. What were some things you've found about finding your own voice or if you take a look at the first one verses 18, 20 or so days, what was some of the difference between the two? I felt like thing mostly I gained about myself was, um, what's the thing that Russell goes throughout the book is becoming a better storyteller personally for me, the first time I was going through I had like a little green notebook that I summarized everything I wrote everything down I thought was cool and then I would summarize it and not really actually explain it and start influencing in my life how effected me that way other people saw more worth than it. I thought that was the coolest thing that actually went through me. I love that. So I can tell you some of the things I've seen.

Speaker 2:       04:44         First of all, if a person except that first right out the gate, the challenge first and foremost is do a facebook live every single day for 30 days if you don't know what topic to do. Literally get a book expert secrets and do a facebook live on each one of the chapters and one of the things, it was fun for me as a dad to watch Christian, he started off and he basically was acting more as a reporter and was just reporting, these are the facts, this is what I've learned, this is what you will learn through this. And then as you just mentioned, it changed from being the reporter to now being one who's actually implemented some of those things and it was how it impacted him. Is that fair to say? Oh yeah, exactly. Yeah. It was this cool to see how like how 17 year old as me, like how I was able to actually see and go through my life and how actually built to relate it to me.

Speaker 2:       05:31         Same thing you were saying is how actually when you go from being rich or poor and actually influencing your life is the biggest thing. Whenever you go through anything, if you actually input in your life, you actually can see the differences. I think the biggest thing that I noticed. So what's your favorite chapter out of expert secrets? Um, probably my favorite chapter was would either be the, um, and that was hard one like all of them. But uh, I'd say either the company better a storyteller or the epiphany bridge script story as my favorite. So what is this whole tiffany bridge script and why? What'd you get out of it? So the epiphany bridge script is basically the Aha moment that you're trying to discover or get other people to have for themselves. And basically the Aha moment is the moment that you had no, or realizing that this product actually have actually helped other people and then actually be able to realize that, um, with the product that I'm giving you, it's actually quite.

Speaker 2:       06:27         I'm giving you. It's going to help you improve your life or improve whatever you're trying to go for. And it actually will not make you a lower status, but actually it will increase your status and actually will help you. Okay. So we start talking about status. What, what are you referring to? So talking about status thing that you actually see other people look at you. And also the way you look at other people. It's the, uh, the way people look at you, you, and the way you look at yourself also, it's, um, the thing that will honestly. It's basically the one big donald was the one big. Donald was the thing that if you can knock down that one little key things, the status is most probably the most important thing. If you knocked down status and say they want lower your status, people won't look at you.

Speaker 2:       07:11         Your worst actually will, will think like, oh my gosh, this guy is amazing. I can't believe this guy has done it. That's thing you want to get people to think about themselves as this guy is amazing. I want to be just like him. And that's the thing that you're trying to really get from your Aha moment in the 50 prescript I love that. So I can tell you that it's been fun for me, is you take a look at this whole idea or the concept of eight of status. Um, it's probably one of the things that scares people the most when it comes down to doing facebook live. So again, the challenge here is to do a facebook live every single day for 30 days. And if you don't know what topic to use, go ahead and take expert secrets. The first thing you're gonna find that people are concerned about as far as their own status is.

Speaker 2:       07:50         How am I going to look in the eyes of the people who are viewing this facebook live? Is that fair to say? Oh yeah, absolutely. The one thing, uh, luckily for me, I, my facebook, my facebook page wasn't that big because I use instagram more. But I started noticing that, oh, the first thing I want people to think of me as this like nerd or something like that, like lower how my friends look at me if they got onto facebook actually saw me. But once I started doing that and I completely bypass that thought and actually said, okay, this actually won't really affect me as much. I think it will is actually will help me out. I actually had friends who came to my house. They, somebody me with faced with life, like, oh my gosh, that's so cool. Or do them like, I think that's cool.

Speaker 2:       08:27         Awesome. It's actually got really, really excited to even more so. A thing is once you realize that I'm actually will help your staff for like the biggest thing that helped me out there. So you actually, by doing a facebook live each and every single day, it actually increases your status instead of decreasing your status due to fear and concern that people are gonna. Think you're a complete nerd or don't know anything at all. What you're doing. You're wasting your summer as a kid doing a facebook live and reading this book. Is that fair to say? Exactly. Yeah. That's perfect. So the next thing after, as far as increasing and taking a look at that, when you're looking at doing a facebook live, what are some of the things that you learned over the course of those 22 days? Um, I really like. The biggest thing was actually was the way, I guess, the way I flowed better.

Speaker 2:       09:09         And when I first started I was kind of stuttering lot last name. Like, oh, I'm looking like I don't really know what to say, but like by the end of it I felt like I was completely fluent and I like, I actually was able to basically talk in front of a audience actually. Like when you actually find your own voice on facebook live, I feel like we actually get up on the stage actually is a preparatory step, a little baby step to get up there. I love that thing. So finding your voice, one of the keys to finding your voice is becoming a better storyteller and relating better to people. In a way that they actually feel emotion and I think this is the biggest hurdle and the obstacle that most people have is going from being reporter and just telling the facts to helping people to actually engage emotionally.

Speaker 2:       09:47         And I think one of the things I noticed in your facebook lives where that transition took place was when all of a sudden you were no longer started. We're talking just about what you were learning, but you actually got to the point where it wasn't just, these are the facts, it was, this is what I've learned and this is how I'm implementing it. And more importantly, these are some of things that you can do to that fair. Oh yeah, absolutely. This is actually started using it. Say they have to say before you actually realized that, as I said, like, like saying 17 year old because it's actually a lot of people see differently. Um, but anyways, I definitely saw that more holiday. You actually can see yourself going and actually, uh, doing better stuff like that. So I, as you take a look, what would be the advice you would give to somebody who's watching this right now or listening to this and sitting there going, I don't know if I could do a facebook live every single day.

Speaker 2:       10:36         The other thing I thought there's no way I can. I got football in the morning. Every morning I come home, I'm super tired and also I want to go hang out my friends and I feel like I have a thousand other things I could go do anything I was saying before. It's that same thing as like if you wake up in the morning, you make your bed. It's that one. One of the day. Think it's a thing as facebook live, if you wake up in the morning or do it with facebook live, it's a single little accomplishment actually will help you. Uh, do better your life when you come up the business choices or anything else like that. And you think, oh, I don't really know if I could do it. It's super, super hard. I don't know if I can make up this hill or ever go through.

Speaker 2:       11:09         If you do a facebook live every day, actually build two. I saw personally for me, actually, it wasn't like it woke me up. I saw like I was able to look at the world differently and also is able to say yes to more stuff and be able to accomplish more stuff. Felt like that's awesome. So do you feel like you've gotten a better job at finding your voice and being able to communicate that voice? Oh yeah. Absolutely. Yeah. I don't know if I felt like we do this podcast before. I don't know. I think, and this is part I wanted to have Christian. He had no idea he was going to do this. He literally just came out. I asked him to come to the office and I said, now that you're here, I want you to record this and I can get what are you talking about?

Speaker 2:       11:42         And it's the whole reason I want you guys to start doing a facebook live every single day is I want you to find your voice. Because then when you're a situation when someone asks you to go onto a podcast or they ask you to communicate with them, you're already have your voice in a way that you're used to talking and are you able to tell those types of things? So I caught him totally off guard and he's done an amazing job. Um, any other advice you'd give people about finding your voice? Oh, it's perfect. The way that you're saying that. How is it like when you first go out on anything? Like my dad until he my mileage quick, like, yeah, sure, what do you need? Like, oh, can you come from this microphone? Start talking. I'm like, and so, but the thing is I first thought was like, oh my gosh.

Speaker 2:       12:19         Like I don't really don't talk about it clearly came to mind. Sydney is didn't those facebook lives you ever seen like a really good person, like a salesman because up to you talks to you like, wow, I'm a, your thing now. It's like because once you do facebook live, you get more, basically feel more confident. Think is the biggest use visit. When you feel more confident about the way you talk and you actually can look at someone in the eye and actually talked to them and really know that what you're talking about, actually, we'll give them the value actually is the biggest thing. One of the biggest things that I noticed is that when you feel confident, other people think you're competent and so if you know you're confident, other people think you're confident, you actually will sell more and people will pay more attention to you.

Speaker 2:       12:57         Well, I love it. So again, if people will reach out to where they're going to get you a go to Christian would wear it on my facebook page and if you actually want the a link to go get your free book. It is. I'm a bit dot Lys a backslash to y, x m U, C y. So go get your name. One more time. So this is an affiliate promotion for those of you guys. What's going on right now? Christians trying to get you to go get a copy of expert secrets through his affiliate promotion so you can beat his brother. So he's using a Bentley Lake, probably not the best thing on a podcast, but it's okay. So go ahead one more time. So yeah, it's a bitly bit dot l y backslash to y, x, m U C y. So that is my link to go get your free book and that way you could actually, uh, I'll help me beat my brother also.

Speaker 2:       13:48         That way you can find your own voice. It's a great little book to have. You don't know what to sell on a facebook live or even talking about. You don't have to even publish it. But anyways guys, go get that book. It's amazing, amazing, amazing. It helped a 70 year old find his voice and be able to feel more comfortable talking in front of thousands of people and be able to help them go through and actually do better with life. So I always guys, thank you for having me on here. Spend a lot of fun and uh, yeah, thank you guys. I love it. So again, thanks so much for listening. Check out this link. It'll be down in the show notes and follow up Christian on his facebook page at Christian Woodward. Thanks again everybody and we'll talk again soon.

Speaker 3:       14:24         Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me were I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'm more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as the people like me to interview. I'm more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Aug 3, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Nik Robbins:

Nik Robbins is a co-founder of Be Top Local - an online Advertising agency based out of Lehi, UT that serves over 120 medical offices nationwide, He is also the founder of Krusader Nation which is an online agency training course and has taught hundreds of others to start and grow their own marketing agencies. He has grown his agency to 3.5 million in the first  20 months by utilizing ClickFunnels and developing a bulletproof sales process to close high ticket clients. He currently oversees 18 employees at Be Top Local and is growing at a phenomenal pace. Recently he has launched the "Krusader Nation" which is an agency training course that is unlike any other.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Specializing In One Thing: (7:32)
  • Understanding Your Value: (16:57)
  • Effectiveness of Running Trials: (19:30)
  • Systems and Processes: Agency Building: (21:44)
  • Embrace The Difficult Journey: (25:53)

Quotable Moments:

"It's okay to be specialized . That's what I want to tell everybody. You don't need to be everything to everybody. You don't want to be a master at everything. If you're working from your basement and your a Solopreneur, you aren't good at everything. Quit acting like you are. Get good at one thing."

"Jack of all trades. Master of none."

"Learn how to sell that one thing and go help one specific type of client and then once you start to grow, you build a team."

Other Tidbits:

Nik discusses his journey building his own online marketing agency and how he was able to excel so quickly. He speaks about team development and the importance of being great at one particular thing to get your business going on the right track. He has spent years intensely studying sales and personal development and is now focused on training others to improve their psychology and outlooks on life combined with creating a life of freedom online.



Speaker 1:     00:00       Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody welcome back. You get

Speaker 2:     00:18       a double whammy here. You've got miles clipper. What's up guys? And myself, Dave Woodward. Most importantly though is our guests. We're super excited to bring on here. And so without any further ado, I want to inish guys to nick robins. Nick, welcome to the show. Awesome man. Happy to be here Dave. So the exciting thing for us is no miles is in charge of running all of their two comma club winners and all this craziness. We're just joking around about the fact that uh, so nick went from basically zero to seven figures through an agency model in 10 months and in the next 24 months or less, he'll be an eight figure. So we want to talk about that story. But the craziest thing though, Nick, is miles and I would like to hear a little bit about your history because I think people hear about these crazy success stories and how everyone's making millions of dollars online, but everything's well, I can't do it and I love your history and your backstory. If you don't mind just take a few minutes here and tell miles nine our audience about your backstory, where you came from and what's allowed you to get to the point where you can literally start at zero and get to two comma club status within 10 months.

Speaker 3:     01:23       Yeah, absolutely man. Happy to share it. I think it's important to share with everyone dependent because everyone's in different spots in life, right? So in my early twenties, late teens, um, I had a really bad drug problem as well as drinking problem. There was a time in my life were over an 18 month period. I was arrested three times and including a dui and I still didn't get like, you know, a major wake up call or anything. It wasn't until I was actually given a book by Tony Robbins, who I'm actually in Chicago right now, uh, at a Tony Robbins event. That's why I'm in a hotel. Uh, you know,

Speaker 2:     01:52       the kids were just there. What's that? My boys were so my son champion and partner here in Chicago.

Speaker 3:     02:02       Awesome. I love it. Yep. I'm, I'm in here in Chicago. Best amazing event. Um, I read the book awaken the giant within from Tony Robbins when I was 19 years old and I'll never forget, sit in the back of the car is my buddies with driving up. And that changed my life because I had a lot of issues, a lot of problems growing up as far as you know, drugs, alcohol, failed relationships fail in college. I went to, I was a guy who took seven years to get a four year degree and went to, you know, six different community colleges in two universities in order to get to where I'm at, you know, but the biggest thing that's happened in humble unsatiable hunger and following the right types of people in order to get what you want in life.

Speaker 2:     02:39       I love that. I think a fall in the right type of people. It's one of the main things we talked about a ton. Miles were really just talking about this the other day as far as who you associate with and that association really does change. Absolutely everything in your life. We have a ton of fun here in the office. We joke around a lot, but at the same time it's our core group that allows us the opportunity of a building

Speaker 3:     02:59       and growing as quickly as we have. Yeah. And from my experience it's literally the most important thing, like literally because 10 years ago guest to us hang out with people who did drugs, drank all kinds of stuff, and then guess what? I started surrounding myself with over the last couple of years, people who are hustling, making money, serving others, creating value for others, building businesses, doing all kinds of things like that. And guess what's happened? My life has been ruined because of that and it. And it's so important as well because when I started my agency, right, um, I had quit my job, you know, and I was starting this whole online thing, what, 10 months with zero sales, zero six right before we found our actual agency model. And it wasn't until I got into the clickfunnels community and I want to make sure people understand that because like we've talked about two, two different, 10 month categories.

Speaker 3:     03:45       One was 10 months from zero to seven figures. I think the other part is there was 10 months prior to that, zero, uh, basically 10 months of zero. Is that correct? Absolutely. So before we fit settled on the agency model, that actually started making money and where we went, I was a website designer, I was an seo guy, all kinds of stuff. And it wasn't until I actually came into Russell Brunson's world and found click funnels that I discovered the facebook ad agency model that we figured out and once we actually started working on that, that's when we went to over a million dollars in a 10 month period, you know, and, and it's spent 10 months of following the wrong types of people, the wrong groups. I didn't know what I was doing and it wasn't until I found some of these communities and started mentoring under other people and learning from other people that, you know, my life was changed in know, while I appreciate that I know that a miles has. We were just talking about this whole concept as far as agencies and we just rolled out the mother funnel which has taken forever. But one of the first things we're trying to identify as is what type of business people are in. And miles was talking about this whole concept as far as agencies.

Speaker 4:     04:49       Yeah. No, I'm like, it's, you know, a lot of people are like, I don't have a product. I don't have have any information to sell or any of these, any of these things, but with the new monitor phone we've rolled out, there's all these templates and they're literally plug and play replacing an image and the headline and I think that that's going to benefit a lot of people looking to get in kind of the agency realm because I'm to start an agency, you know, there's a lot that goes into it, but you don't have to have your own product. You can help other people. We had west Bewley on just a few episodes ago and he was talking about. He's kind of has an agency model going on. He looks for three things and click clickfunnels. I'm sure you can attest to it. He looks for one that he can build a funnel for two, three hours a day or two. You only need to spend a few hours a month on it and then three a is profitable from the get go. And so, I mean, with click funnels and you can attest to it, it can really help someone kind of get an agency up and going off off the ground and probably see some of the same success, you know, that maybe not the same degree that you as as far as the million and 10 months. But getting that first win.

Speaker 3:     05:53       Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. No, and it comes down to a point. The only challenge really is how do I sell local businesses on this? Because the fulfillment side of things between click funnels, the community people willing to help you out, facebook ads, the ease of it, the, the only challenge is literally trying to sell clients and get them to join you and pay you money in order to run those ads and get new customers in. But the great thing is we are literally doing what most. So I work with small, local, local businesses, right? I work with a lot of small businesses across America. What is the biggest struggle for most of all small businesses across America? Getting more customers. Right? And so it makes it so easy. So we've got something that's great that we can go sell to people and the fulfillment is so easy, man.

Speaker 3:     06:39       Man, I, I can't say enough good things about click funnels. Nick, I want to. Two quick questions. The first one is I want to break down this whole agency model because this is a thing that everyone starts. It's becoming pretty rampant. Is Miles is going to test you right now and that is we have a lot of people say they're, they've got a digital agency but there's so many different facets of that agency that you can focus on. Sometimes it's an agency runs just facebook, others, it's an agency that focuses on creating funnels and another one is an agency that is based on helping systematize and existing product or service. Another one is helping them automate and take things to the next level. So when you talk about a digital agency from what you're doing right now, what, what's that mean? Yeah, absolutely. And that is a really important question because a lot of people screw up at the beginning when they're trying to start agencies because I helped coach what agency or you know, new agency owners and they try and be everything to everybody.

Speaker 3:     07:32       They're an email marketing company, their website design, their seo, their facebook, their everything. My advice specialize and specialize so hardcore that you only are speaking to one specific type of client. And I want to give you an example. We made a million dollar company by selling one ad and one landing page, literally one image, one ad copy and one landing page, right? And it was for osteoarthritis of the knee using hyaluronic acid injections. That's how I can't even smell that. Still can't spell it, but it's so important to niche down and specialize. It's okay to specialized guys. That's what I want to tell everybody. It's like you don't need to be everything to everybody. You don't want to be a master at everything. If you're working from your basement and your a Solo Prenuer, you aren't good at everything. Like quit acting like you are. Get good at one thing.

Speaker 3:     08:26       Learn how to sell that one thing and go help one specific type of client and then once you start to grow, you build a team. Sure you can add more services. Right? But so many people, they're the Jack of all trades. Quote always comes to my mind, you know, Jack of all trades, master of none. You've got to specialize. I'm going to lose even though I'm a better marketer than you know, a majority of the roof guys out there. I could probably be, I could learn the roofing industry and about a week I'm going to lose nine times out of 10 to the roofing consultant, the roofing marketing agency, because they're speaking the language, you know, even though I can figure it out because I understand marketing at this point, like you've got to, you've got to specialize in a niche. The niche, like not only do you want a niche, you want to niche down even deeper, right?

Speaker 3:     09:08       So if you're working with plastic surgeons, you want to work with rhinoplasty, you know, like it really, really specific and it makes it so much easier to sell those clients from a to z. It makes it easier to sell, it makes it easier to prospect, and it also makes it easier to duplicate and scale your advertising and what you're actually creating for the specific clients. Oh my gosh, I love that. I mean from one, it echos everything. Todd and expert secrets as far as basically starting off with the three markets and going down to a son and I didn't plan this. I don't know if we're talking about secrets on his trip to Chicago. I love it there. There's two bucks. And then here's the other one which was also recommended at click funnels of ethics. So, but I think that's real important and that is too often even people in the digital marketing agency, they find themselves in a red ocean and they're going, I'm, I can't make any money.

Speaker 3:     09:57       And maybe that's. Maybe that's what it was for the first 10 months of Zeros is if you're fighting their red ocean, there's just no opportunity. No. So how in the world did you decide on whatever that long word was that ended in arthritis as your niche? So that's a great question. So what I did, and it's super important for anybody who's looking to actually start a local business agency, you've got to find industries that buy leads, right? So not only to have to find issue the bylines and pay money for advertising. So I started looking through newspapers. I started looking through mailers, listening to radio TV and I kind of stumbled upon it, you know, I didn't know that it was hyaluronic acid, I just saw that there was a lot of people who are advertising for knee pain injection. So I had to go look at it.

Speaker 3:     10:37       I'm like, what is this, you know? And so I got drawn to that because one of my mentors always told me, he's like, if you want to find the best prospects, the industries that buy leads and go in there and work with them, you know, don't worry about competition, you know, don't worry about competition if they're, if they're advertising for that means there's money to be made, which means you need to be in that industry. Right? And then it's down once you get in. So I kind of lucked upon it honestly. Like, I mean, we really did, it came up and one of the first calls I heard this hyaluronic acid procedure and they said there was a big insurance coverage so it's easier to close the leads, Blah Blah. And then I was like, you know what, I'm going all in on that. And I decided to really hyper specific focus in on it and worked out all right, I'd say 10 months, seven figures, that's, that's an okay return.

Speaker 3:     11:28       That's not too mad about it. But as, as you brought up before, you know, I spent the previous 10 months when I was trying to do something, you know, an agency or whatever. And I had no, I had no client Avatar that I was working towards. I had no specific niche, I wasn't specialized. I was everything to everybody. I actually went to BNI groups, chamber of commerce stuff and I was told no by like 200 business owners to my face. I was even trying to sell an seo package for $499 a month or so, a million years. And I couldn't sell that, you know? And it wasn't until we literally niched down and got super specialized that I was able to have conversations with the business owner and talk business owner, the business owner and help them with everything. And they're like, Holy Shit, a marketing company, companies never spoke to me like this before.

Speaker 3:     12:16       They've never, you know, use this terminology and it's been so beneficial. And we still stay very specialized today. We don't even know we're doing 4 million this year. Um, we still don't. We don't play outside of our route. And as such, valuable advice, I hope everyone is listening to catching onto that. I actually made the mistake that you talked about where I was literally just thinking any business owner when I first started my agency, Gosh, 10 plus years ago, before facebook, I thought at that time basically anybody know if they had a business. They were a client. And I remember my very first client was an amish furniture store and then he had absolutely no money and I was trying as far as they possibly could to save this company. And bottom line is I lost a ton of money and they ended up declaring bankruptcy and that was the end of that marketing.

Speaker 3:     13:04       And one of the biggest things for anybody who's listening, who's working with an agency, be very, very wary of anybody who is not currently spending money in marketing dollars because they still have to be able to close the leads. So we actually qualify the business owners, right? Like we need to make sure they're spending money, we need to make sure that they're actually have a sales process. They know their close rates, things of that nature. Because there's so many people when they're getting started. Like, oh my uncle owns a flower shop down the road, you know? And maybe we can say, and it's like you never want to be the savior for the company. You know, as you say, like you don't ever want to say that because then all of a sudden they're going to be a nightmare to you and they're going to be texting you at all hours of the night and it's going to keep you up at night.

Speaker 3:     13:47       And it's just, it's not worth it for a $500, thousand dollars management fee, you know, go find people that are already spending money and show them how to spend that money better. That's what it's all about. And right now it's all about going after traditional advertising, right? I mean the newspaper, TV, radio costs are through the roof. I'm not saying you can't get an Roi on those. You can, but they're through the roof and most people don't do it properly. And I always use this example in, in my groups and people I talked to in Oklahoma City for one Sunday run one, one full page answer in the Sunday run in Oklahoma City, got $15,000. Imagine what we can do with a $15,000 budget on facebook where give people like a billion leads using using click funnels van. So go out to people who are spending money. That's one of the biggest things I would tell anybody. Oh Man, I seriously, I hope you guys who are listening and taking, if you're driving the car, you need to pull over and take notes on this one because what you just said I think is so credit to things I picked up there. One is you have to understand there is a language with every single industry and the better you are at speaking that language, the easier it is for you to close that type of a business

Speaker 2:     14:51       owner. The other thing which I think is so valuable what you just said, nick, and that is you know what their cost is for advertisements outside of online marketing because if you know that you know what type of leads and how much they already spent it, they're spending 15 grand. I think it goes a long way in a facebook ad campaign, let alone you know what the Roi is typically there. I mean it's really easy to go in and say, so you're spending $15,000, how many leads do you get out of that? How many of those are you call? I mean, it just opens up. It's a totally different conversation. So nick, it's so cool for me to see, I love people who have immersed themselves in their business as deeply as you have. Congratulations.

Speaker 5:     15:30       Absolutely man. Well, it's been a long struggle. You know, it's been a roller coaster to figure this stuff out and I, you know, I do.

Speaker 2:     15:39       So these basically sitting in a hotel room in Chicago, upw just finished internet crashes because he's just dropping so many value bombs, internet, they could not keep up with nick. So, uh, do you remember where we were? If not,

Speaker 5:     15:51       I don't, but I will say something about ut upw in, in Chicago, and I will say, I want to say to all the listeners, focus on your mind and focus on your psychology. It is the most important gift that you could ever give yourself in regards to life. Man. Aaron knew your son was over here is the coolest thing ever. I wish I could have met up with them. I wish I'd known ahead of time because it's so important because without the right psychology, without the right mindset, you can't get anywhere. Of course you're not going to sound anything. You're not going to be able to grow, so that's what I got on that upw, is that.

Speaker 2:     16:22       I love it. Yeah. So my son Parker or my other son, Chandler and his wife ran were both there. So anyways, let's go back to where we were and that is you were talking about here as far as not being the savior for these companies and situations where so many people, when they think of the agency model, they think I'm going to go out and I'm going to just. I'm sure there's somebody will take, take my business and it kind of goes back to what you just said is about mindset. That is I think when a lot of people start off in the agency model, they don't understand the true value which they're able to bring and so they think I just have to get a client and whoever it is, it doesn't matter. So if you don't mind, kind of pick things up there and let's go from there.

Speaker 5:     16:57       Yeah, absolutely. So one of my, one of my main mentors in life, he has something that I love to say. He's like, look, if you're an online marketer, stop hanging out with other online marketers, you guys, you guys don't charge enough, you know, he's like, go hang out with the big agencies because what we don't understand that the value we provide is so strong, especially in this day and age compared to what the big agencies do. I mean, I was just talking with one of my, one of my buddies who met me out here in Chicago and he is, I'm bidding for multimillion dollar yearly deal with a big agency. The big agencies like boosting posts. There's no direct response. There's no tracking, there's no anything. And that's a big agency they're doing because they don't know what to do. So we don't understand the value that we provide. And as I was saying earlier, like the biggest need for small businesses in America is new customers and that's what we provide. You know? And so many people are so scared to talk to people about that and go do it. So it's important to know your value. And there's a big paradox because a lot of times when people are getting started, they feel more comfortable with, you know, small management fees and small businesses. But what's crazy is those are the hardest ones. Those are the ones that suck the life out of you.

Speaker 4:     18:06       Oh yes.

Speaker 5:     18:08       They suck the life out of you. When you work with someone who's got a big budget and that all they care about is metrics. It's all much easier. It's much easier. So it's like this weird paradox going on because we're nervous or scared, whatever. And they end up being the worst and then they get a bad experience. They might give up too early. Because the other thing I want to mention, just not giving up. You've got it. If you want to build a life from your own, if you want to build a life, bottom line marketing, build an agency role, things like that, it's going to take some work. It's going to take some ups and downs, you know, so you've got to be able to put up with rejection. You've got to not give in when you know you're told no things of that nature and focus on bigger clients and I'm going to take it back to what I said earlier. Some clients that are already spending money, that's what you want to focus on that as the biggest key and it's specifically in in a traditional world because you can be radio, TV, newspaper, all day, everyday, online unfp that good doubt being, you know,

Speaker 4:     19:03       so miles. What do you think? I've been doing most of the talking. I'm gonna let you die down on this stuff here. Okay, well I'm fine. Diamond in the last time I said something when I was starting to sweat, talking too much. No, I think nick, I have a question for you as far as you know, I think a lot of people out there when they get started, they're trying to figure out what they're doing, but then they also want to get that first one. I think that first one is it builds momentum. That's how. I know you said you spent 10. We've had advice for people just starting out. What would your advice be to them to really find that balance of really diving in deep research as much as they can, but also getting that win as quickly as possible?

Speaker 5:     19:38       Yeah, absolutely, and I think this is a great question and the two things I would recommend, and I might catch some flack, there might be some people's and gurus out there who would disagree with me on this, but I think that, you know, coming from the clickfunnels community, Russell Brunson, I think it's important. Run a trial, get results immediately, do it, do it cheap and get results. Go find somebody, family, friend within your network, offer them $500, whatever it might be, to connect you with business owners. Run a trial, guys like, I mean, get some results because it helps you in so many ways. One, it helps you get results for the client. It helps you build confidence in your sales process and it can help you sell, right? And you want to get testimonial videos. One of the most important things we can have, the 2018 is testimonial videos to help us sell our stuff.

Speaker 5:     20:19       So I immediately reached out to friends, family, whoever you've got in gold, get some results, like get results. Okay. You don't have to sell a $10,000 management fee up front with no results. Like that's hard. It's, I, I'll be honest, it's hard, you know. So go run a trial, do something like that. And then people overlook networking events and at what BNI is and chamber of commerce can do, you know, especially getting started now, it's not always good. I spent several months, it'd be an and lost a lot of money and didn't do anything. But with the right process, with the ability to generate, you know, to run trials, things like that. It can be huge. So utilize your family and friends at work and I think a lot of people are afraid of doing that because of the mlm model, because of multilevel marketing. They don't want to ask their friends, but you've got to remember that we, we don't, we're never gonna make money unless we actually bring an Roi to our client. So we should probably go all in on that. Right? You know, we should probably bet on ourselves, you know, if we're going to sell marketing, hopefully we can make our clients money, you know, so p, I people overlook that. So networking and then family and friends. The two biggest things that immediately you can get started with

Speaker 2:     21:27       fantastic women. Take it to the next level and that is, you've talked about this opportunity where you went zero to seven figures in 10 months and now you basically 10 x in ideally within the next 20 to 24 months. So what are you and what are other businesses who are already at seven figures? How do they get to eight?

Speaker 5:     21:44       Yeah, that's a great question. Systems and processes. It is the one thing that I completely overlook. I'm a sales guy on the type of guy who wants to go fast and break shit and sell things really, really hard. And I actually broke our agency at one point, like literally I sold 35 clients over a two month period. To give you an example, we did $275,000 revenue in one month. Two months later we did 100,000 because we lost 60 clients in $175,000 a month because our operations, our systems, our processes were not in place. So the only thing I'm focused on right now because I'm better sales process that you know I can sell stuff for sure all day long is becoming a business operator, a business owner, somebody who can help the people in front of me and my employees. I've got 18 employees now do what they're supposed to do because that is by far my biggest headache.

Speaker 5:     22:36       And then on top of that, it is this, this concept of continually dialing in your x factor, what makes you different and how do you make it so that when you bring a client on, they cannot leave you if they leave you, their business is going to just fall out. So to give you an example of that, so we run ads, we built funnels, we do email marketing lots, but we started a call for it recently in order to schedule appointments and get people in the door. So we can take that off our clients' hands. That right there, that's our x factor, you know, and we've got some hiccups along the way, but that's what we're really working towards and it's gonna make it so that if the client wants to leave us, all new patients are going to stop. They're done. We own everything. We own the funnels, we own the ad accounts, we own everything. So continually dialing that teeth in and you see that in big businesses all across the world. You know, apple is a perfect example. You know, if I wanted to switch from an iphone to an Android, I lose all my contacts. I lose so much stuff, you know. So that's really the biggest operator and then continually being more valuable to your client

Speaker 2:     23:37       man. Value bombs left and right. Okay. Real quick, I'm going to. I'm reading this book right now. It's called play bigger. You haven't read it. You got to get this one.

Speaker 5:     23:47       I have not read it. I'll pick it up right now.

Speaker 4:     23:50       Honestly, it's, it's all about becoming a category king. It's been a game changer for me. I honestly, it is the best book I've ever read, uh, especially for where we are right now. Who is the author on that play bigger? The book is play bigger and the, there's four different authors a l ramp, Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher lochhead and Kevin Maney.

Speaker 5:     24:14       Okay, perfect. Yep. I'm going to get it right now. And one thing on books, Jessica W, we bring that up and you guys saw that I had two books literally with you right now. The more you learn, the more you earn. Okay. Do not use an excuse to not take action, but you must study constantly. One of the biggest things that I feel has been one of the biggest reasons why we've been able to get to kind of explode on the scene is I'm obsessive about getting better. I'm obsessing about learning. I read 100, a hundred books a year in and listened to hours and hours, dozens, hundreds of hours of training and continually getting better. And I've spent over a $100,000 out of my own pocket out of my own pocket and the last 18 months on mentorship and training courses. It is so important. The Roi you get on that is just indescribable and so many people think that learning ends once they're done with school or college or whatever and no wonder they don't actually have a big victory in life. Most people stay in the same spot. Go learn something. You can separate yourself from the field because most people are lazy. They really are.

Speaker 4:     25:16       I teach my kids. The only thing I ever cared about is that they love to learn. I don't care what they do, but you have to love to learn. Well, Nick, I know you've got a ton of things going on. You've been so valuable to us and having you here. Any parting words from you? Miles literally unreal, like I can't wait to this episode drops so I can listen to it a couple times because

Speaker 5:     25:33       just

Speaker 4:     25:34       value bombs, gold nuggets in hopefully a lot of people will listen to this and take it to heart like you know, net net worth is in the network. The more you learn, the more you earn and really immerse yourself into anything that you have a passion for that you want to turn into kind of a career or an lifestyle. So nick was awesome, man.

Speaker 5:     25:53       The only thing I want to leave with one more thing for anybody listening because I think everybody needs to hear this. This is not an easy journey. If we're literally trying to build a life of our own on our own terms as most of us here in the clickfunnels community do, it takes work. Okay? It's scary. It's scary to reach out to the business owner. It's scary to do certain things, but what scares me the most is working till I'm 65 years old and you know, maybe having a couple of years of my life while on my own terms. Right? That should scare you a hell of a lot more than reaching out to a business owner or starting your own business or are betting on yourself. Right? So I just want to give everyone a vote of confidence. You can do this. Anybody can do it. The people who are doing it are no better than you, they just are taking action that you're not willing to take, so get out there, take some action, bet on yourself, burned

Speaker 2:     26:44       the boats and make it happen. That's all I got. Well, one last thing is I know I'm going to get hammered and if I don't tell it right now, people are going to be asking how do I get a hold of nick? So if you want to get a hold of nick is going to be at seven figure crusader nation. This is the facebook page, so go to facebook, look up, look up seven figure crusader, spelled with a k, k, r, u, s a, d, e r, so seven figure crusader nation. You can hook up with all his value bombs. Just drop here. He's doing them out there as well. Any other places that they should reach out to you yet? Nah, man. That's the best place. We got a facebook group, super active. I'm dropping all kinds of free stuff because this is a passion for me. Like I mean there's too many people are unhappy with their lives. What they're currently doing, let's raise everybody up. There's no competition in my eyes. Everybody. There's so much business out there. Let's go help other businesses makes more money. Let's utilize like funnels. Let's build some agencies and let's live life on our own terms for once. Let's go against everything that society taught us to believe and let's make it happen. I love it. Thank you so much nick. Enjoy your time in Chicago. We'll talk real soon, but you're got it. Thanks guys.

Speaker 6:     27:47       Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few hundred thousand dollars so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time, if there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, I only just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as at the you'd like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Aug 1, 2018

Dave Woodward reviews the importance of team building and breaks down how to efficiently design the right winning team. He refers to the latest superhero movies as a good comparison, and explains how every person has a particular set of skills he/she can use to flourish. What is your superpower? When building a team,  it is important to distinguish roles according to personal strengths. He talks about the benefits of attracting the right people to your project who share the same passion and believe in your project/vision. Dave believes power-teams are created when individuals come together, share the same goal, and all contribute in areas they are most passionate about. Are you ready to build a team of superheroes?

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Building A Dream Team (1:03)
  • Replacing Yourself As A Business Owner (8:07)

Quotable Moments:

"First and foremost is you better be creating for yourself, your own power team. It's really super important that as you take a look at who you associate with, that you're attracting as many of the best people as you possibly can."

"The faster you can replace yourself, the quicker you're gonna be able to get to the next level, whatever that next level might be."

"The most important thing for you if you want to climb the corporate ladder fast is you've got to find your replacement. The problem most people have with finding the replacement is they feel like as soon as they replace themselves, they're going to no longer have a job."

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Dave Woodward reviews the importance of team building, attracting the right people to your project and breaks down how to efficiently design the right winning team. He refers to the latest superhero movies as a good comparison and believes power-teams are created when individuals come together, share the same goal, and all contribute in areas they are most passionate about.



Speaker 1:     00:00       Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here is your host, Dave Woodward

Speaker 2:     00:17       back. Everyone. This is kind of a different podcast is a little bit of things in review. What I mean by that is recently there've been a lot of movies that have come out and they've all been based around superheroes and this ideas for our super powers, whether you're looking at the avengers or DC or marvel or whatever it might be. And I want to Kinda relate this to building your own team and I take him if you've seen any of the movies recently. Last year they had justice league, uh, recently we've had the avengers infinity war and one that came up just not too long ago was ant man and the wasp. And I know you guys would probably think I'm going totally crazy here as far as what in the world does this have to do with marketing? Well, it has absolutely everything to do with it and that's what I want to share with you when you're looking at building your team.

Speaker 2:     01:03       One of the things that comes across is what is everybody's super power? What is your superpower? What is your superpower? And the. I had the conversation the other day about Superhero Jealousy or superhero power jealousy, and it was kind of along the lines as far as ant man being frustrated with the wasp and the fact that you're stable flies you to do all these other crazy things, and he was like, why don't I have those powers that this just doesn't seem fair. And it's been an interesting thing is we've been looking here at kind of building a Dream Team with the internal agency here at click funnels. It's gotten to the point where I'm like, man, what is my. I'm almost hopeless that I find myself going. I think I've got a little, a superhero power, jealousy, envy going on. I mean you take a look at our team.

Speaker 2:     01:50       We've got Julie who is just absolutely insanely amazing at time management organization and writing. I mean, this girl can get done more than anyone else I've ever known as fast as possible and yet it's just this crazy quality and Karen is just this phenomenal copywriter. You take a look at. Steven has been crushing as far as offer creation and funnel building and jake has got these mad skills as far as graphics and Nick's been doing these crazy things, pulling everything together literally out of the blue with funnels. And then you take a look at Dana derricks and he's got this dream, 100, these crushing and then you've got James who's just amazing at assistant and, and automation and making things happen. And Jada has now taken her and found her new skillset as far as writing these crazy, crazy storytelling, uh, emails and I take a look at Brent and he's got this amazing ability to be present and, and just so carrying things and I'm saying they're going, gosh, what in the heck am I doing?

Speaker 2:     02:50       What is my problem? Why? What's my power? And it's been a kind of a fun conversation. Russell. I were there other day and I had this. I'm like, Geez, I feel like I've got superhero power envy and my only reason I'm bringing this up is twofold. First and foremost is you better be creating for yourself, your own power team. It's really super important that as you take a look at who you associate with, that you're. You're attracting as many of the best people as you possibly can. If you take a look at the the Justice League and how the Justice League was formed by bringing together. It wasn't just Batman. They brought in Superman and they bring it in wonder woman and Augmentin and all these people have their own different skillsets, but together they're so much better. I'll take a look. The vendors affinity towards same type of thing where you bringing in characters from all all over the world and galaxy and everything else, and my only reason I'm mentioning this is somehow I don't know all these characters as well as my kids do.

Speaker 2:     03:48       I mean, my son Parker seems to know every single person's backstory, their superhero powers and all this crazy stuff, but the one thing I do know, and that is when you're looking at assembling your own team, you really need to make sure that you focus and bring in other people's strengths that you find a way of. So often you want to think, well, I'm just going to find someone who can just do a little bit of what I do and, and duplicated. Realize you don't want them to just duplicate. You want them to literally whatever. You're not good at bringing that person in first. So stop doing the things that you don't like to do. Bring that person in who's great at it. I suck at swimming. So first thing I ran, I, if I needed that would be aquaman because I need that super hero power.

Speaker 2:     04:34       Um, I take a look at, uh, we've had the opportunity here in the last year, every fall I can live with creating different, a comic books and it's been fun kind of pulling together our different vendors, types of characters and things. As I take a look at a click funnels, a vendors group, it's we look at some of our affiliates and I remember taking a look at some of our very first affiliates who are our top affiliates and the way they were doing it, a semen. It was the very first one who really just crushed it because he has this amazing ability to be what he was first when it came to really getting out there with in the blogging community about a comparison between clickfunnels and that time, lucky pages, and so because of that, he was one of our top affiliates, but since then we've had four or five others go on to surpass him with their own superhero powers and I think it's important that you take a look when you're trying to assemble your own team.

Speaker 2:     05:32       Find out who's great at things. It's one that you don't like to do or other things that you may not be as strong APP and don't be afraid to feel that by giving them control over that or the ability to do that, that you're any weaker and accomplishing that. One of the fun things we did on this last comment as we brought together the two comma club x coaches, uh, the, one of my favorite lines obviously came from, I think it was even justice league, where, you know, Batman's being questioned as far as, well, what's your superhero power? And Russell was so excited on this one. Basically say, well, I'm rich. And that happened to be a superpower that's got. Russell's got a million other superpowers. But that was kind of a fun one that we were talking about was just this idea that every single person has their own superhero power.

Speaker 2:     06:18       And I think the problem I've seen in an organization, and you start bringing together all these amazing people, all of a sudden you start thinking, Gosh, I'm, I'm not that great are, I'm not as good as some of these other people. And you start comparing yourself to others. Realize one of the best abilities anyone can have is the ability to bring other superheroes together. And as you have that capacity to bring other superheroes together and allow them to excel and really accomplish even greater things. That is probably one of the strongest superhero powers that you could ever have, is the ability to assemble other superheroes, so as you're looking at building your team, make sure that one of the skillsets that you get very good at is identifying who's better or who can do things in a way that's more effective than you and attract them.

Speaker 2:     07:07       Find ways of attracting them to your project, to your mission, to your passion. It's one of the things that Russell is amazing. That is the ability to attract quality people. The other thing is identify what is your superhero power? What are you really good at? And doubled down on that. Immerse yourself in finding ways of making that skill set even bigger and better and stronger so that you literally control and dominate that whole superhero power. So I know this is kind of a different podcast interview. I was a topic we had literally because of a movie that came out the other day, but I was. I've seen this in our facebook group. I've seen, as I've talked to others, we're all of a sudden as they start bringing something that their team, they start feeling like they're just not as good and all of a sudden it's this weird superhero power envy or jealousy thing that comes up and I just wanted to make sure you guys understand the importance of realizing the most critical piece is the ability to assemble the team.

Speaker 2:     08:07       So bringing that team together, find out who they are. Double down on that and understand as a business owner, one of your most important things is to be able to replace yourself. I remember years ago and one of the very first advisor, the only job I really ever had when I was working for someone was in a large corporate insurance agency model where we were. We had literally thousands of agents across the country and it was fascinating to me as I was, you know, looking at different things, going up the career ladder and everything else. The Guy, my boss at that time, he said, you know Dave, the most important thing for you if you want to climb the corporate ladder fast is you've got to find your replacement, and he says, the problem most people have with finding the replacement is they feel like as soon as they replace themselves, they're going to no longer have a job.

Speaker 2:     08:56       He says it's totally the opposite. He says, the faster you can replace yourself, the quicker you're gonna be able to get to the next level, whatever that next level might be. For you and I, my kids were out at a Tony Robbins event this last weekend that a upw and I've seen the same thing. It reminded me of a conversation that you know Tony had had with people years ago and someone basically said to Tony, you know, next year I'm going to be just where you at next year. I'm going to be exactly where you are, and he goes, great, fantastic. I think you should be just realized by the time you get to where I am, I will be 10 steps further ahead than you and realize that you're never going to be in a situation of of basically not having a skillset that isn't marketable or of not being able to get to that next level, so work on your own superhero power for getting, being jealous of others, and assemble your own avengers team. Have an amazing day and we'll talk to you soon.

Speaker 3:     09:54       Everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to the podcast. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others? Rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over 650,000 and I just want to get that next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people. At the same time, if there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if there's people you like me to interview, more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Jul 30, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Chef Keith Snow:

Chef Keith Snow rose through the ranks to become Executive Chef at one of Colorado's premier ski resorts and now has his own Harvest Eating Youtube Channel that focuses on teaching people how to make local and seasonal cooking a way of life. He authored the best selling cookbook: The Harvest Eating Cookbook, and also runs The Harvest Eating Podcast. Keith talks about funnels, how he used his experiences and passion to create several online learning cooking courses, and discusses ways online culinary learning can change your life. His online learning platform, Tasty Education, uses video to provide detailed and niche-focuses instruction for people.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Using Free Plus Shipping Offer As A Funnel Method (4:28)
  • Creating A Continuity Offer Sales Model (11:15)
  • Funnel Stacking For Profits (17:57)

Quotable Moments:

"If I can get them into more peoples' hands without losing too much money by doing this free plus shipping offer, I'm going to be creating a lot more customers too."

"You have to go into this at the very beginning saying, am I trying to get customers or am I trying to get buyers?"

"A lot of people just always feel like they have to start with the lead magnet. There's nothing better than starting with someone actually paying you money. So start with that."

Other Tidbits:

Chef Keith Snow discusses how he utilizes Click Funnels in his business model and he gives quality tips and tricks based off his own personal experiences. He talks about the specifics behind his online course and discusses the importance of food storage and culinary learning. He prides himself in getting people to understand their pantry should be filled with food!



Speaker 1:     00:00         Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome back this day

Speaker 2:     00:18         Woodward, I'm your host. This is funnel hacker radio and you guys are in for a real treat today. I have the op team having Keith snow, chef Keith snow on the show today and Keith is a guy, has been crushing it as a chef for years and years and he's had his own TV show. He's got his own products and everything else, but he's been just trying to figure out the best way of getting things online as far as or as far as ingredients and spices and everything else, and I talk to you about this funnel he's got that's going crazy, but most importantly some of the cool stuff that you're going to learn not only about funnels, but also about building your own survival pantry and some of the other cool stuff that he's doing in his business. So Keith, welcome to the show.

Speaker 3:     00:58         Hey Dave. Thanks for having me.

Speaker 2:     01:00         I'm so happy. So happy to have you write a little bit of an issue last time on the record is we're gonna make sure this one works. So what I want to do, if you don't mind, is tell people a little bit about this whole idea as far as harvest eating. What is it that, what's this whole harvest eating thing you've got? What is your funnel? How's it work?

Speaker 3:     01:17         Sure. Well, harvest. Anything was a brand that I started back in 2005 and that was right when the farm to table movement started happening. Everybody was still eating some low carb food. Then Atkins Diet and all that. But I was on the forefront with slow food international and doing um, farm to table cuisine. So I put up a website I just left. I'm a big job out in Colorado as executive chef of a ski resort. So I started researching and cooking and doing a lot of stuff in regards to the farm to table movement. I was a little ahead of time because it didn't really start to hit until about 2009. But throughout that period, like you mentioned, that had, um, tv shows and eventually I had my own cookbook still on Amazon. It's the harvest ddn cookbook. During that time I got into selling some products, some spices and sauces. And it's, uh, it's been just a lot of fun since that. Okay.

Speaker 2:     02:18         What has been on your own site? You've got a shopify store. I think we're on a, in fact one of our buddies over at Amazon selling machine or I guess amazing selling machine now. A correct things there. Uh, did a podcast interview with you awhile back and recommended you guys. You take a look at click funnels. So you've only been on the platform here for just about a month, six weeks or so. I want to tell people a little bit about where you were before and what's happened in the last six weeks.

Speaker 3:     02:45         Sure. Well, I didn't want to take my products into traditional retail where they've always been in the past and I had hooked up with, you know, consultants and a guy who helps people with Amazon stores

Speaker 3:     02:59         and we, we were talking back in 2015 and he helped me get into Amazon and then he asked me recently to come on the show again and I did and he mentioned something that I guess was pretty profound. He's like, have you ever heard free plus shipping offer? And of course I'd never heard of a free plus shipping offer. It No. Didn't know what he was talking about. And then, um, he said, yeah, it gives people a chance to try your product to get a new customer. Um, you know, you have to give the product away, but they cover the shipping, shipping and handling. It's a great way to build your list because my product cells, the repeat sales and the lifetime value of the customer is very, very strong. So you said you need to get on click funnels. And of course I'd never heard of click funnels either.

Speaker 3:     03:43         Um, I thought a funnel was something you used to put oil in the car, but he said no, it's a, it's an internet thing and you can sell stuff and it works really well and it's different from a website. So anyway, while I was on the call with them, they promised to help me set it up and I'm, they said a visit click funnels and it took me, I don't know, week or so to um, I got the free trial, quick funnels and started messing around and they helped me with some of the steps inside. Um, but through that time I realized that you guys have just amazing support. I use all kinds of software as a service programs from autoresponders to web hosts, shopify, all these different things that I use. Okay. Kill you when you have a problem. It takes a day or so to get any a help.

Speaker 3:     04:28         But with quick funnels, even though it can be a touch complicated in the beginning, there's such amazing support and I'm talking to support no two, three times a week and those guys are amazing. Creating videos for me and helping me. And I launched the first funnel and it was this free plus shipping offer and it's sitting right and people can get a sample of one of our best selling spices and just pay for shipping. And then I had built a, a, an upsell offer for six jars, put it out there and just sent an email to my customer list and Whammo it started that day and that was like a mid June and I've been getting sales ever since. And what I'm noticing is that even though I give away the, the free jar, I'm getting a lot of people taking the upgrade. I've made a couple of hundred new customers since then and just the average ticket bigger then what I see it on shopify, like people will go there and they'll buy one or two jars. But I'm, I'm getting people, I'm buying the one and then buying six and then coming back and going right back to the bottle and taking another sample and buying six. So it's been a pretty cool

Speaker 2:     05:46         good. I appreciate you sending me the spices. We've tried them over the weekend. Absolutely amazing. These are probably the best biases I've ever tasted. I can see why you've got such a, I think you told me last time you in like the 90, 92, 93 percent reorder rate, some crazy number like that. Yeah.

Speaker 3:     06:04         It's insane. And people, people through the years, I've had customers since 2017, um, that are buying these in. They do not want to be without them and they just, Ah, they just love him. So that's why I thought, you know what, um, if I can get them into more peoples' hands without losing too much money by doing this free plus shipping offer,

Speaker 3:     06:25         I'm going to be creating a lot more customers too. Market to, and to stay in touch with and uh, so far. Okay. It just works, you know, when you're, when you're doing it on Amazon, like I was, I mean, I have no control over the customer. I really can't email the customer. I don't know. I'm not allowed to send them off the site. So controlling the, uh, the, you know, the sales process and using something like click funnels, it's just a smart way to go and, and the software is really easy to use when you're building pages. I mean there's so many templates and it's drag and drop and I've used a lot of different, you know, squarespace wordpress, I mean, you name it, I've used it, but this is very easy to get the job done.

Speaker 2:     07:08         Well, I appreciate your kind words, your testimonial. I want to talk more about your funnel right now and that is to try harvest Highly recommend you guys go get these for one. Spices are absolutely amazing. I think you should fit not only the three northern Italian spice that you get by the way you mentioned as far as why. Why Italian spice? Why is that the first one instead of one of your barbecue spices or other things?

Speaker 3:     07:31         Well, you know what I mean, I first started with that one back on June twelfth and that one really great and then people were contacting me on. I may have been a lot of the same people who knows, but people were contacting me on facebook saying, we want to try your steak seasoning, we want to try your Montana steak seasoning. I have three or four steak seasoning. So I then created a situation where people could choose one of three and uh, so they could go in there, they get a free spice and they just pick the one that they want. And that was working well too.

Speaker 2:     08:03         Okay.

Speaker 3:     08:03         But to be completely honest with you, I, I'm going to start having Amazon fulfill the, the free plus offers for me. I'm connecting my shopify store so that way it's okay. Mean when you get 30 orders in a day, all of a sudden you realize, wow, you're, you're a, you're in the shipping business. I want to be like Trey Lewellen, but I don't want to be a having a bunch of people hired for shipping. So what I've just done is I sent in a bunch of inventory to Amazon and then once they actually just got an email, they're checking it in today. Once it's all checked in, change the funnel to where the products are already built, I'll change it so people can pick up the one they want. But um, they were all going, you know, pretty equally. A lot of people are very familiar with. They like mine.

Speaker 2:     08:54         I love. So the cool thing is, again, it's to ship, it's the two step order form, shipping, address and information on the front end. You didn't go to your range and you pay for the shipping a payment. There's an order form bump. It's a real low order form bump. It's like what was three 99, four 99 for the, uh, the video,

Speaker 3:     09:14         I think it's three 99 for a series of right now it's 10 videos and I've got more of them than I'm editing, showing people how to use the spices because people through the years emailed me countless time. How do I use them, how do I use them? And I just, you know, I've got three, four decades of. I started cooking when I was 14 in restaurant. I'm 51 now, so I've been at the game a long time and I just thought, I mean, you put the spices on, you cook it, what is it? What do you need a recipe for? Why do you need instructions? But okay, you know, that's just me being an idiot because people, people need help with that. So I said, all right, that'll be my order bump. And I shot eight videos, edited those [inaudible] I do a lot of videos and then I um, started putting those for the order bump and a ton of people that have been taking them.

Speaker 2:     10:04         No, I think it's great. I'm noticing basically even your free plus shipping prices. Six 99 even you're going to find there's not much difference. Twenty six, 99 and 99. I'd probably increased that to seven 99. Get an extra buck on the front end. Also on the three 99 on the video, how to bundle. I would, I would totally split test out on a much higher price point. Your take rate, I think you said is way above 40 percent on the video, right?

Speaker 3:     10:29         Yeah. I think it's like 42 percent.

Speaker 2:     10:32         That's honestly I would see about increasing that price point split, test that and see if you can get that into the eight, nine, $10 range, especially if it's you're getting 10 different videos or stuff about the spices and just play around with that. The cool thing is you go from there to the order form after the order form bump, the Oto is six of the spices and your take rate on that was phenomenal and I think the main thing I want people, you guys are listening to this realize that it's all a matter of split testing these things. Every price point and dollars and things they change and realize. You have to kind of go into this the very beginning saying, am I trying to get customers or am I trying to get buyers? I'm sorry, I'm trying to get just people are looking lucky. Loser. I really want buyers. That's the best thing about free plus shipping offers. You get that first dollar and that first dollar is the most important dollar because once they get that, then they'll continue to spend more and more and more with you. Obviously, Keith, you been in that situation to where you're seeing people are spending repeat dollars. Do you have a continuity offer on this?

Speaker 3:     11:32         No, I am thinking about creating a continuity offer. When we talk about my online course, we'll talk about some continuity, but yes, planning on. I'm moving over a lot of my content to click funnels and then creating membership as part of this and letting them take that as an order bump to because there's a lot of that I don't have published. Yes. Dozens and dozens and dozens of videos and recipes that are very popular. So I'll probably create a continuity offer hopper with that. Um, yeah, I mean it's exciting looking at, um, my upsell is about 18 to 20 percent, 45 and a half percent on the order bump, so I think people would, um, go into some continuity as well.

Speaker 2:     12:16         No, I think it's fantastic. So again, we're listening to understand the importance of getting someone. There's a big difference. A lot of people just always feel like they have to start with the lead magnet. There's nothing better than starting with someone actually paying you money. So start with that. I love what you've done on this aspect here. I would definitely keep that. Would take a look as far as increasing your prices. Uh, you're a premium product anyways. People are going to have any problem paying a little bit more for that kind of stuff. And then what I want to talk to you now about it. So now you've got this taste, this flavor for clickfunnels. You've gone ahead and you've started off with the free plus shipping product. You now have moved into a membership site. Tell people about what you're doing on the membership side.

Speaker 3:     12:52         Sure. Well, I've got a, um, an online course. It's called food storage And people can go there and they get a seven day free trial and after that it's $97 a year. And what the course is, oh, there's a lot of people that store food for emergencies for whatever zombies coming, but there's millions of people that store rice, beans, wheat, oats, you can buy the stuff in bulk. And then there's tons of people that are looking to lower their grocery bill. So I created this course, food storage fees. And what it does is it helps people, first of all, understand why everybody's pantry should be filled with food. Particularly if you have children. There's really no excuse not having food in there in case you know there's a power outage, a snow storm and ice storm or hurricane, whatever it might be. Hopefully we don't see a 2008 again, but a job loss. It could be an injury or anything like that can cause people a lot of stress. And if you've got a pantry full of food, the number one thing mess up is taken care of. It's insurance that you can eat. So I, I take people through why they need to store food, which foods to store. And then to date there's close to 60 videos showing people how to cook.

Speaker 3:     14:09         Amazing foods, amazing recipes with very inexpensive food like rice and beans and wheat and oats and that has been a very successful course for me. Um, and people go on there and I can see who logs in and they log in all the time and they're just using the recipes and it's just been a great ride of course, but it's always been and that's a pretty good service. But there's not a lot of, you know, like I called them up and said, hey, uh, what if somebody, you know, a lot of people aren't going to just spend $97, but can I get their email address? And then they said, yeah, you can, you can go to Zapier and you can create a zap and input this and you got to put in custom css code and you've got to call someone checklist Slovakia to program it and you know, all this kind of garbage. And in the end, um, there was just no easy way to collect email addresses. And I just find a lot of limitations on the, um, on the platform as far as the selling side, delivering the course materials quite well. So this is why after I saw the spice funnel taking off and saw how easy it was, I knew that I needed to build the, um, the, the selling effort through click funnels. So now that

Speaker 3:     15:25         the chorus is sitting there at food storage fees that come with the free trial and um, you know, that's continuity there. It's $97 a year and there is just an incredible amount of video material for people to use. And you know, this course was originally designed for, um, you know, preppers and homesteaders and folks that store who, but what we found through the last couple years is that a lot of folks like moms that are looking to save money and families, um, that want to get out of debt. The whole Dave Ramsey crowd, uh, they have found the course and they use it. And I mean, I'm telling you right now, your buddies, if you need an extra $500 a month sitting in your pantry right now and I can guarantee you that if you eat at home or if you eat out and you start cooking at home and using the foods that are in this course, you will save a lot of money. And I, and I witnessed it for myself and we didn't suffer. And that was the important thing is the family loved it, the kids loved it. And they're exciting foods that I have in there. I mean, there's a lot of them.

Speaker 2:     16:28         Ethnic

Speaker 3:     16:29         cuisine. I'm looking inside the course.

Speaker 2:     16:33         I'm just going to give you a couple of things. I mean to interrupt you on this one. So I grew up is that I'm a member of the church. Jesus Christ, Latter Day saints frequently knows Mormons. And so I, we've always been counseled to safe store food, you know, your supply of food and all this kind of stuff. And I remember growing up and having like dried milk, powdered milk was like the worst thing in the world. It was like just terrible, terrible, and I remember seeing all this stuff and I've even, I've got tons of food we've restored and typically it's been this freeze dried stuff that we bought on this. I bought from some, some supplier online and we never ever use it and so I was going through this thing. I'm actually looking here. You've got spiced corn pudding, a Thai fried rice, potato cakes, Korean barbecue beef. Then it's in Chili with beans, salt, cod potato cakes. I'm going, I never had any of that kind of stuff at all when we're looking at.

Speaker 3:     17:25         Right.

Speaker 2:     17:26         And I can guarantee that freeze dried stuff doesn't taste even half as good as these pictures look. So I'm really kind of impressed as far as what you've done. But I want to find out from, from a, from a funnel standpoint, if a person comes in on the seven day free trial, how many of them are actually, uh, taking the $97 per your membership?

Speaker 3:     17:46         Well, to be honest, I don't have a lot of data because I really just. I'm just put it up. I mean, it's only been up a day or so and I have not marketed to it yet, so I don't have a lot of data

Speaker 2:     17:57         that's not a problem. I think the great thing about, and really what I hope people who are listening will take away his. You're doing what we refer to as far as funnel stacking, where you've found one funnel on the front end, which is your free plus shipping offer. You're getting customers and your clients over there. You're making money on, you're acquiring these customers really at a profit and then you're turning around and introduce them, how to actually consume what you just sent them, which is just a brilliant model and I think it's fantastic. It's so you take a look who's ever listened to realized that one of the best things to do to really enhance it from a funnel stack is whatever product you're offering on the front end, you try to find some product they can purchase. They will actually teach them how to consume what they just purchased. It's been great for us. If you take a look at click funnels, we did the exact same thing with funnel Fridays where we go ahead and our funnel Fridays every single week, Jim Edwards and Russell get on and basically teach people, build a funnel for people on exactly how to use click funnels. You're doing it and they're actually paying you for it. So congrats. I think that's awesome.

Speaker 3:     18:59         Yeah, no, I couldn't agree more and I'm, I'm a person that, you know, when those guys told me about click funnels, I immediately went and got Russell's book and read through it and um, I wanted to see exactly how you guys run your funnels and I've got to click funnels. Tee shirts. Alright. A tee shirt. The other day I went to a party and I had on like quickly tee shirts and uh, yeah, I wasn't as in your net. Well you're not in Salt Lake City, Utah and Idaho, but I was up in Salt Lake City and this guy, I walked in and he goes, oh, you're a click funnel. What's that? It was pretty interesting, but that's neat how you guys, um, how you brand yourself. Okay. Yeah,

Speaker 3:     19:41         yeah, I'm finding that with the spices this funnel is giving, giving me a lot more control over the customer and it's allowing me to suggest different things and kind of keeping them, I want them to say no before they leave and this is a great way to do it. So I've got a feeling that the food storage course is going to do real well here and if people go to food storage, they can get a good idea of what's in there because there's quite a few videos that are just on the sales page and those are full length videos they can watch. But it's interesting and this has been something that, uh, that the course has done really well, particularly when I do an interview. Like I've done some pretty big radio interviews and um, you know, it's really, it's really produced. So I'm very hopeful that I can build it up and I think this is the way to do it with.

Speaker 2:     20:35         Well, I appreciate that. Well, we look forward to following up with you probably in a year or so. And Sienna, senior status. I love having people who are brand new to click funnels are just getting started and using this kind of case they will follow up in about a year, see kind of where things are, but for those you guys who are listening to understand, again, the whole idea here is make sure you, you realize the principal, you kind of funnel stack the great thing that keats been doing here as I mentioned earlier, as he's as one funnel, which is basically a free plus shipping offer, acquiring customers at a profit and then turning around and communicating directly with them and introducing them into way to consume their product through his a membership course. So take a look at, try harvest The links will be down in the show notes and then also take a and take a look at that. You'll kind of see the funnels that he's using and how things are working for them and most importantly a applied to your own business. See how things are going there. Keith, as we get close to wrapping things up, any parting words?

Speaker 3:     21:31         No, just um, I would advise people to, you know, if they have anything to sell, whether it be information or products, you know, stores are great, Amazon is great, but um, you know, if you're on Amazon and I know because I'm in the Amazon community, a lot of forums and facebook groups, they can drop you in a moment's notice and I know people that were $50,000 a month on Amazon one day, one day, the next day they have no income, so this is really smart way to do it and sure you can just do an online store, but this gives you a lot more control and your average ticket goes up. So I would definitely advise people to look into quick funnels and the cost of it and the support that you get it, you know, it's, it's a winter. So,

Speaker 2:     22:16         so much. Keith, I appreciate it. Have a great day. Hey Dave, thanks a lot.

Speaker 4:     22:21         Hey everybody. Thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few hundred thousand so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people at the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people would like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

Jul 27, 2018

Why Dave Decided to talk to Loyd Hale:

Loyd Hale is the CEO of Modoma Health and Wellness, and currently owns medically directed health and wellness clinics in Dallas, Texas, specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The clinics combine the benefits of massage with the medical practicality of physical therapy. A member of the prestigious 2 comma club and 8- figure award winner; Loyd discusses how to discover, integrate, and optimize using funnels for lead generation and model building aimed for practice growth.

Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:

  • Lead Generation Model And Facebook Ads: (4:43)
  • Lifetime Value Of Clients: (11:33)
  • Incorporating Clients Into Your Business Model: (14:35)
  • Finding The Right People To Fill The Right Holes (20:03)

Quotable Moments:

"It always comes down to whoever can spend the most acquiring customers wins."

"What would it look like if holistic practitioners were at the forefront of medicine."

"Don't waste money on facebook ads that aren't working for you!"

Other Tidbits:

Loyd discusses how he was able to develop four integrated clinics using a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients. He talks about his journey to the prestigious 2-comma club and what has changed since the beginning. Loyd also passes on great tips about lead generation and advice to pursuing entrepreneurs.



Speaker 1:   00:00       Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast, where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets, and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Everybody. Welcome back.

Speaker 2:   00:18       This is funnel hacker radio. We're kind of on a new little toy car. I bought miles and he's going to help you with the interview as well. Um, my name's Dave Woodward, but the most important person is the one we're bringing on right now. I want to introduce you to one of our winners. He actually happens to be our newest eight figure award winner. And let me introduce you to the CEO of Madonna, Mr Dr. and Mr. which I go by here. Mr. Mr. Mr Lloyd here. Welcome to the show man.

Speaker 3:   00:45       Hey, thanks for having me. I'm excited for this. Actually

Speaker 2:   00:49       this is gonna be a lot of fun for us. So I tell people a little bit about your background. Did Isaac, chiropractor everything else and kind of what in the world are using clickfunnels for?

Speaker 3:   00:59       Yeah, we will. First we use clickfunnels for like lead generation and then coming in for like a new patient, a promotion. And then really how I started was I, I'm actually not a chiropractor too, a lot of people, so we actually own a, an MSO is a management service organization and then uh, so the short of it is I uh, didn't know what I wanted to do with my life.

Speaker 2:   01:27       Join the crowd. A lot of us are in that same situation, not knowing.

Speaker 3:   01:31       So, um, I uh, I've seen him at a conference at school. My wife said, hey, you should probably volunteer somewhere to see if you like it. And I was like, well that's probably smart. And then so I volunteered there and then through the process, a big surgery, the marketing, they're now really liked that. I really saw that I liked the business side of it more in creating kind of an infrastructure so that other people can help people, you know, I saw kind of the compound result of creating a business that could satisfy that, you know, instead of actually being the provider that actually did the treatment, whatever it was. And so, um, you know, I started developing the site idea about incorporating, integrating, like doing an integrated clinic where you incorporate massage, stem cell there, you know, just stuff like that. And then it's uh, you know, we opened the first one about five years ago and I, uh, it was just me and my business partner and then it just kinda snowballed. Now we have four locations, like in the Dallas, Fort Worth area, and then this year, but hopefully next year we'll start franchising it too. So we're, we're getting geared up for that too. We actually have a james frill coming in next week to help us with our systems.

Speaker 2:   02:50       Oh, fantastic.

Speaker 3:   02:52       Yeah. Right, right. Yeah, I'm super excited about that. I'm trying not to like create like change anything right now.

Speaker 2:   03:05       So basically the business model is, so it's the traditional chiropractic and then you've added massage. And what else did you add to it to cut the audio broke up there?

Speaker 3:   03:14       Yeah, no, it's um, w we don't actually do chiropractic at all. Oh really?

Speaker 2:   03:20       I'm so sorry. For some reason I got on this chiropractic kick, right?

Speaker 3:   03:23       Apologize. Oh No, no, no, no, no, um, no because I came from a chiropractic background. Uh, that's what. No, it's just a no, it's physical therapy and Rehab and then we incorporate a massage into it too. Oh cool. So it's just kind of a, I, I, I worked at this wellness clinic that they, he sold this color that was like 150 bucks and like no one wanted to buy it, you know, and then when they did buy it, like it hurt their neck. So I was like, well why don't we sell like a mock, moderately priced pillow that actually people would use people just love like the environment, like massage, spa environment. So I was like, well this way we can really kind of emphasize that, that personalized care component. And so that's where it's evolved in integrated medicine. We created a framework is a discovery, integrate, optimize, and it's a. So at the center of that we put the person at the center of care, you know, so everything's really personalized to their specific needs, you know.

Speaker 2:   04:34       So like on that are you, is a lot of this paid for by insurance? It's all cash and carry type of staff, both. It's a hybrid hybrid. Get and are you looking obviously as far as the franchise before we talked about the franchise thing, let's kind of go back with your current model. Obviously we're looking right now and behind you it's a two comma club plaques. So you've already hit the had. What'd you do first? Hit the first million,

Speaker 3:   05:00       um, spend a lot of money on facebook.

Speaker 2:   05:05       So you driving facebook ads in the application or they come in

Speaker 3:   05:11       is often for a new client, new patient, special new. We actually call people clients before they actually start care, you know, because when we do, we have a massage component where there would, there's not any kind of medical oversight so they can get a massage with without that. And so when they're initiating with us, we typically just call it a of them a client.

Speaker 2:   05:35       So what's the lead Gen model then? You're going from facebook ad, what are they, what's the first thing you're targeting

Speaker 3:   05:41       the targeting as in what kind of person that. No, as far as the funnel, what's, where are you going to a landing page and they opt in there and then they go to what are they opting in for? A new client special, like an introductory like massage package. Yep. And then, uh, they go to, they don't pay for it there. Then you go to the scheduling page and then they request the appointment and then you know, if they, you know, so every step on the process. So if they drop out of it, there's a contingency, you know, we do a lot of text messaging. Okay. So if they opt in, the don't go to the light, you know, don't opt in, like don't actually request the appointment, then there's, we're pushing them to request, you know, and if they don't, uh, if they request and then we're pushing them to show. So we created kind of a methodology like, so like we said, you know, we won't call it different things. So it's kind of like we say no and push to request and that would be our play for that, you know. And so like every step, you know, we systemize it and you know, less holes

Speaker 2:   06:51       for some reason I got the lawnmower, decided to landscape cut the grass anyway, so I want to kind of make sure. So if people are listening here, the idea then is you're taking them on a facebook ad. What's the demographic you're typically targeting then? Is it a female from a massage type of thing? You go and male and female?

Speaker 3:   07:07       Yeah. We've always struggled with guys getting guys in. So a lot of times the women will like a added. They're hooked on the post and that's how we get guys in more than anything we don't, I don't even, I just do all to women. Okay. All right. Best what age group? Yeah, too many. What we usually do 28 to 64.

Speaker 2:   07:30       Okay. So basically we between 28 to 64 to come in for a free massage or

Speaker 3:   07:36       it's 49 bucks or nine bucks. I think we're going to raise the price actually to. I think it's probably too cheap because we don't want to be the cheapest.

Speaker 2:   07:48       So they come in for the 49 bucks a what? What software are you using as far as the texting or using twillio? Skipio what do you typically use

Speaker 3:   07:55       your phone? What does it fix your phone? Yeah.

Speaker 2:   08:01       And then, so the followup that is through text or you also do an email and messenger?

Speaker 3:   08:06       Uh, no, no, I've tried to play with Messenger. I just technically we could but the numbers didn't bear out to focus on it and the text messaging seems to be the best for us maybe for a local business. You know, so I, that's what my assumption was. I was trying to get messaging to work hardcore. I spent a lot of time and money and I just couldn't get it to work. I had this whole idea what I was trying to like get people to opt into messenger and then had this like health tips daily, you know, every other, you know, it just wasn't. Finally I just say, okay, enough's enough. I can't.

Speaker 2:   08:41       So you bought your follow up then is through text at. Walk me through the rest of the funnel. So they come in, basically they sign up for a free client massage type of thing. Forty nine bucks.

Speaker 3:   08:51       Yeah. So then they have a console with our, uh, with our wellness. We call them wellness coordinators and then they do, it feels like it's a good fit, you know, then they'll do introduce our medical staff there and they'll do like a traditional, like orthopedic exam, you see see what muscle imbalances, you know, anybody like anybody would know essentially that because anything about that. And then based off that we develop a care plan for them and then our wellness coordinator goes over it, incorporates the insurance and whatever the out of pocket would be. And then where the sale happens, Levy on patient education. Really not really a hard push type of sales type of thing that we try to focus on that, you know, so a lot of people just don't understand how the other normal sitting at a desk all day is going to affect them.

Speaker 3:   09:46       And I think, well I have a crick in my, you know, like I need to go get a massage and I had a crick in my neck. That's kind of what, you know, it's like, well there's like repetitive injury happening right there, you know, so that's something that you can diagnose and that's something that can be treatable and you know, and then if you're can't change your job, you know, then there's something that, there's a wellness component of that that needs to be had to make sure that your function properly. You know, I'm sitting here adjusting my posture as I'm saying it. I'm like, no, everybody does it. Everybody. I actually bought it. So speaking of little gidgets and gadgets on facebook, I saw this little thing that you put in the middle of your back and it's supposed to trip. And I've learned that his act does absolutely no good if it sits on the desk and not on your back.

Speaker 3:   10:34       Right, right. Well, you'd be surprised that we didn't talk about this. And they're like, oh yeah, yeah, yeah. I find myself adjusting. I'm like, Oh, I have a question for you because taking a step back, you said right now you're targeting only females and then they ended like tagging their spouse or boyfriend or a guy that they know. Would you say is the percentage of female to male ratio coming in for the. Yeah, it's probably 70, 30, 80 slash 20. I mean it's very high in a female. Okay. But you guys pretty quickly not to waste money on a demographic that wasn't paying attention to the ads and letting the demographic retargeting. Right, right, right, right, right. I was just interested in kind of how that works there. So thank you. So a lot of money spent on ads that weren't producing and then you look at the insights and like, okay, it's all female.

Speaker 3:   11:33       Let's maybe just walk me through as far as kind of what the, what's the lifetime value of that client? They're basically coming in at $49 bucks. What's, first of all, what's it cost to acquire that customer? Uh, estimate we are good with $200 acquisition cost then a 250. But our life, like on average is about $3,500. We estimate some, you know, some more, some less. I mean I was looking at the numbers the other day. There's somebody because they did a bunch of stuff that means it was chronic. So this is not, this is super unusual, but I think there one lady that needed like $50,000 worth of stuff. So I mean Shit, you know. But on average we see about 35

Speaker 2:   12:19       did. That's crazy. That's pretty good. I'll take that 10 to 15 next. All Day long. Yeah. Yeah. Great. Ron.

Speaker 3:   12:26       Well, and then allows us to kind of know like, because our basic or you know, like a massage envy is our basically our, you know, we're competitors with them. That's the, I mean technically we're not done functionally from a market standpoint. That's our nearest competitor. And so, uh, you know, I can spend when they, I think their massages are like 49, 69 bucks. So for a membership or something like that. So I can spend more money to acquire a customer and they can then they would make a whole year when I come from, you know what I'm saying? So it's like, you know, it just makes more sense to do it this way. You know,

Speaker 2:   13:08       man, I hope people are listening to understand that. And it's always comes down to whoever can spend the most. Acquire a customer wins the game. Yeah, right. It's always been that way. All of a sudden you'll find that a student massage envy is going to be referring to your clients because it's cheaper for them. Yeah. Oh, right, right, right. So you went from one clinic, not a four, four or five and helped me understand kind of your idea as far as why go to the franchise.

Speaker 3:   13:36       Oh, just because um, um, what do you think? It's because of that I want to. So okay. So really the long and the short of it is I want to in some small way like affect healthcare, you know, like, so people kind of at least like I, I, I had this consultant when we first started that like basically said like what, what, what would it look like if like holistic practitioners that are at the forefront of medicine, you know, shocked me how like self centered it was to think that okay, just to clinics and you know, I'm good, you know, like, you know, and that'd be a lot easier to manage. And then I watched it, I watched this documentary, I think it was on pbs and it was basically this phd. He figured out how to like slow down dementia and Alzheimer's and it was basically like extra size in nutrition petition Medicare and medical pay for it.

Speaker 3:   14:35       And his, his rationale was like, well it needs to be profitable for the doctors to do it. And so like, if I can create a model, like a holistic model that puts the patient at the center and effect in some, maybe in some small way how healthcare is perceived, that's like, that's my end, you know? And then a byproduct of that would be, yeah, make a bunch of money. Right. You know, so, so that's what I mean. And that's why I feel super passionate about this is because, you know, at the end, you know, people might think, well, it's just the massage, you're just doing this, you know, it's like, yeah, but it's like the same thing with the pillow analogy. I'm want to give them something they want and then hopefully that's the domino that affects how they look at their health in general, you know, so like, as we evolve as a company too, we want to incorporate more and more of those aspects of that, you know.

Speaker 3:   15:26       So, uh, and that's why we're, we started a gym because right now the, the, uh, right now it's more manual therapy, like in like a less active things. But the gym is to help us kind of figure out what our niches in that in the more active category, you know, incorporating the medical into that aspect of it too, you know, somebody. Is The gym part of the exact same facility or is it a separate place? Well, we have one location that is, has a, has a gym and like the massage and wellness component of it too. And that's where we're figuring out like what, how we're gonna how are we going to innovate in that way incorporating medical into it, you know, it's kind of like a playground for us to figure that out.

Speaker 2:   16:11       I love it. Yeah. You have your own little skunk works built in.

Speaker 3:   16:15       Yeah, yeah, yeah. What just happened to be that, that location was going to cost us the same amount of money to build out just for the massage. We've got a great deal on that location. So we just figured, hey, let's take the plunge. And then, then you find out how much like gym equipment is

Speaker 2:   16:33       like $250,000 later. You're like, I'll do this to figure this out now. That's fantastic. So you basically got one comma club last year, you just now reached out and cross through 10 million now. It's kind of what, what took you from where you were to where you are now?

Speaker 3:   16:54       Yeah, the combination of the four locations and then help optimize in that process and then getting more exact numbers. And I spend, you know, I spent a lot of money on facebook. I spend probably 40 grand a month on facebook, you know, and now we have a marketing team, you know, you're scaling scaling it. So, uh, what are, what are some of the things you've learned through the scaling aspect? Uh, well I mean a defer to James about that, but.

Speaker 3:   17:27       No, but, uh, I would, I know to me it's just that people are super important and for me I think the biggest challenge for me, I see a because last year we opened two locations, move our original location to a new place that's more a, it looks like more of our friend what a franchise will look like. And so for me, I just realized how much I was like falling short as a CEO, not creating a framework so that people can function independently of myself, you know. So, and then also, I mean I think it's also, you know, the kind of the counter side of that too is like I couldn't in good conscience just let them handle something without them, like really understanding our vision too. So I have to create a framework in which those things can happen, you know, embedded in with the vision, you know. So that's why, that's why I was just like, okay, we need to reach out to Jameson a figure this out, you know. So

Speaker 2:   18:22       No, I love that. That's I think and my entrepreneurial journey. That's the one thing I've realized that there was many times where I was the biggest obstacle in the, of that was as the CEO, I wasn't in a situation to where I was willing to let go of things. And then other times when I did let go of it, I didn't give those people always giving things to know and understanding that really where we wanted to go. All of a sudden I got frustrated with them and they're going, dude, you never told us anything. He just basically said run with it. Yeah. Right, right, right, right.

Speaker 3:   18:54       Yeah. To me and also our hiring process presses evolved like, so like we really want people to be kind of like willing to catch the vision for

Speaker 3:   19:07       can be a tendency to, for entrepreneurs just like, okay, plugging this hole with this person, they're a warm body, you know, when really I'd rather just maybe slow down and find the right person. And we've incorporated a lot of testing, personality testing and you know, um, and so, and then also you get better at hiring too, you kinda can sniff that out. So it's, I mean this is my first company I've ever owned, so it's like the evolution of how I'm thinking about things. And you know, which is nice though, I don't know how other people. I don't know how the people that just do a business to make money, I don't know how they would want to know the creative juices flow a lot more when you're passionate about it and you have a vision for something to and so then now you can connect that vision when you're hiring someone like okay, are they going to fit in that you know, are going to fit in that kind of like for that,

Speaker 2:   20:00       say it one more time. I think it would fit in that part.

Speaker 3:   20:03       No, so I mean if you have a vision, right? So like now you can find the right person to fit where you want to go to not just for that job, you know? So because I mean I'm one person, I know a lot of people. I'm not like, I'm not like the Super Smart, you know, I'm not, you know what I'm saying? It's really more of like that passion about like, and I get very creative when it's connected to that. I've tried to make money in the past just to make money and I just was not good at it. You know, I wouldn't call myself an entrepreneur, you know, like, I mean, I think maybe on the outside looking in I can see that, but I don't, I just more of a creative problem solver in relationship to this vision that we have, like how do I get from point a to point b, you know, the most effective way possible. You know, so.

Speaker 2:   20:53       Well I appreciate that. I know that's a, as we've looked at at hiring staff here, that's the main thing we've really tried to do is to find the very best people and if we have to move them around as far as the right seat on the bus, we'll do that. It's getting the right person then trying to find a person to fill a hole.

Speaker 3:   21:11       Yeah. Right, right. Yeah. Good degree is. It was, it was an eye opening book for me. Yeah.

Speaker 2:   21:18       I also think it's interesting to. You don't consider yourself an entrepreneur and yet at the same time you're extremely passionate about solving a problem. To me, that's really what entrepreneurs do. They see a problem that's out there. They're going, you know what? I am extremely passionate about solving that problem myself, but for all the lives of the people that's going to bless and to me,

Speaker 3:   21:39       you gave me chills when you said it. Honestly. That's what honestly, that's what it is, right? But you want to affect those people and how like the kind of like goodwill hunting was like, he was in there having that interview with that guy and he was like, well, if I take this job, I'm going to be doing this, like doing this and it's going to affect my friend here and he's going to do all. I was just like, man, just to think of the people that could possibly be affected by, you know, in their lives, change in some positive way. You know? That's amazing to me.

Speaker 2:   22:10       You know, I, again, I get chills every time I think about. It's kind of our whole passion with clickfunnels. Everything else is free and entrepreneurs conference whatever it is they really, truly want. And I think the first thing obviously is that financial freedom you guys mentioned. I see the same path for a lot of us. We start off going, I got to put food on my table. I don't care what it takes. I got to get that covered. As soon as that's covered, it's like, okay, what do I really want to do? And that's where you start going out facility. Again, massive congratulations to you at all that you've done. Obviously getting their two comma club plaque is a super cool award over 320 now, but more importantly, I think miles was number 19. Number 21. Hey, first person to get our favorite number two 2121 fate. It was fate. Your 21st person to actually get over $10,000,000 through a funnel. So a congratulations, but we're super excited for you. Yeah, appreciate it. Thanks a lot. Well, Lord, if people wanted to reach out to you, what's the best place or how should they reach out to you?

Speaker 3:   23:09       Yeah, I started a private facebook group. You can check it out. He'll have healthcare professionals, gross secrets, and then um, you know, if you go in there, I said I'll put a template in there of like our process so you can check it out and see. So,

Speaker 2:   23:23       and for those of you don't understand how spelled healthcare like me, I did health space care. It's actually healthcare with no spaces and it comes up real fast that way. Well look, thanks so much, but anything else miles? No, I've got my question answered. Don't waste money on facebook ads that aren't working for you working in. It's simple when you think about it. You don't just do stuff that works and forget everything else. Exactly. Congratulations, but you appreciate it.

Speaker 4:   23:59       Okay. Hey everybody, thank you so much for taking the time to listen to podcasts. If you don't mind, could you please share this with others, rate and review this podcast on itunes. It means the world to me where I'm trying to get to as a million downloads here in the next few months and just crush through over $650,000 and I just want to get the next few 100,000 so we can get to a million downloads and see really what I can do to help improve and and get this out to more people at the same time. If there's a topic, there's something you'd like me to share or someone you'd like me to interview, by all means, just reach out to me on facebook. You can pm me and I'll be more than happy to take any of your feedback as well as if people you like me to interview more than happy to reach out and have that conversation with you. So again, go to Itunes, rate and review this, share this podcast with others and let me know how else I can improve this or what I can do that do to make this better for you guys. Thanks.

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