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334 - Shrink The Funnel, Extend The Value

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334 - Shrink The Funnel, Extend The Value

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Hours before we launch our new book, these are my thoughts.

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You can make a lot of money off somebody once through a funnel, but if you do it right, you make a lot of money off them forever. It should leave them having a better experience than without buying. Or it should make the buying experience better and not a worse experience; otherwise the funnel was a bad thing. And I don’t want these to be bad things for me or for anyone.

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Good morning everybody, guess what today is? Today is book launch day and I’m so excited with this really weird underlying feeling of being so tired. We totally were up last night at the office until 3 and now it’s 9. So that’s 6 hours since we were…..that’s 4 ½ hours of sleep. That’s pretty good. So a little tired, but feel good and excited and nervous all wrapped up into one huge thing.

The book launch goes live in 5 hours from right now. So we’re going in I have to finish the initial sales page, sales page for selling only a free book, it’s pretty intense and amazing and exciting and I cannot wait for you all to see it. In fact, by the time you hear this, it’ll probably be live. So that’s what’s happening today. We’re going live. This is 18 months worth of work and effort and stress all coming down to today.

It’s funny because it’s interesting at our events we do a hack a thon and make people stay up late and work and get a project done. At our certified partner event we make people do a hack a thon where they stay late. At our FHAT event we do that. There’s something about having a deadline that makes things get done. Because we’ve had a long time to work on this funnel but until it was like, k this is happening tomorrow. There’s just something about deadlines that make things actually get done. It’s kind of like how urgency and scarcity makes people buy, urgency and scarcity makes you get stuff done.

So we’ve got 5 or 6 of us hanging out at the office last night, we ordered sushi, working on the funnels and the pages and the videos and all the stuff. It’s turning out cool. So I know they’re all doing testing now and making sure all the order flow works and nothing breaks and all these kind of things. But that’s kind of what’s happening. I’m excited.

This is going to be a short one because I’m almost to the office already and I got a lot of work to do to get this thing live. But my one thing I wanted to share with you guys that I thought was cool, I talked to the inner circle group about this, back in the day I used to think that the goal of funnel was to sell people a thousand different ways. So we used to have these funnels that were really long. Not a good long either. It was like, upsell, downsell, upsell, downsell, just kept going until people hated me. And I thought that was the power of funnels and it’s not.

You can make a lot of money off somebody once through a funnel, but if you do it right, you make a lot of money off them forever. It should leave them having a better experience than without buying. Or it should make the buying experience better and not a worse experience; otherwise the funnel was a bad thing. And I don’t want these to be bad things for me or for anyone.

So I’ve been and you’ve all been into funnels where you get caught in this trap of upsells and downsells and it’s horrible. So my whole mindset this launch is how do we shorten the funnel? Which seems counterintuitive, but I want to shorten the funnel and then extend the value on the back. So what that means is basically when you go to book funnel you notice a couple of things. Page one you put in your shipping address, then page two basically you go from the book, to we upgrade you to the funnel hacker black box and also put in the fast product creation training.

So even though it’s a free book, during the check out process people will spend almost $70. So we increased our average cart, potential average cart value that much even though it’s a free offer. And then we just only have one real upsell. So the upsells there. If you say no to those there’s a downsell, but other than that it’s over. And then the transaction ends and on the thank you page, this is where we start the extending of the relationship building side of it.

So you come in the thank you page, there’s a 90 minute video of me training, which is one of my best, I’m proud of it, one of the best videos. So they get that, they get 90 minutes of education and training and it’s amazing. And the call to action at the end of the training is an opt in to this web class. They opt in to the web class and there’s 2 hours and 20 minutes of training that happens over the next few days.

Anyway, when you look at it, it’s like I’m extending, I’m shrinking the cart while still increasing the average cart value, then extending the value on the back side of it. But anyway, that five day class pushes them into a $997 Clickfunnels thing and then from there it transitions to the next thing. But it’s just interesting.

So my thought for today, first off make your funnels cool so people have a good experience and they enjoy the process. Shrink the size of the funnel while increasing the average cart value in a cool way that people enjoy. Then extend the back end follow up funnels through the training and education to build the relationship moving forward with people. Anyway, that’s my thoughts. I might be completely wrong, but I think I’m right. So we’ll find out soon, like 5 hours from now. Anyway, appreciate you guys for listening. I hope you have an amazing day and we’ll talk to you guys soon.

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