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Journey to $3760 a month

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by ChancellorH, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. ChancellorH

    ChancellorH Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I have been lurking around for quite sometime. This past week I have begun to start and take action.

    My plan is to create an email list to entice people to buy my product (which is a coaching session).

    So far my plan is to:

    Create the product
    Make opt in page for people to give me their emails
    ^Offer incentive in exchange for their emails
    Make a payment page
    Refer people to opt in page directly from Facebook groups to get FREE traffic.
    Once there is a noticeable conversion from particular Facebook groups, switch to Facebook paid advertising to advertise the opt in page.

    What has been done:
    Product/Coaching Session (simply a skillset I have) and the Niche has been chosen

    Currently in the process of creating a website (for the very first time):
    using iPage since that was recommended in the "how to create a website" sticky (under white hat seo)
    considering using optimizepress
    going to use MarketHero (i have no affiliation with them, I just saw their youtube videos and want to follow their guide as close as possible, I am also too much of a novice to create anything on my own) to create the opt in button for me, and let market hero handle all the email auto responsders


    Currently have no idea on:
    how to create a payment page? I am thinking of integrate stripe, but I dont have enough knolwedge on this area yet
    which incentive should I offer, so far I am thinking of creating a pdf book related to what I am coaching
    what sort of autoresponders should I use (i believe markethero has some templates, which is why I just want to use their platform)


    Total expected estimated costs:
    iPage - $30 for a year with whois cloaking and i believe unlimited domains?
    MarketHero - free trial for 15 days, but $90 per month thereafter (this is expensive, but i have no experience to handle anything else)
    Optimizepress - around $100 last itme i checked. but I think i can avoid this by creating the html page on my own? not sure how i would embed markethero's opt-in button into the page though.
    Paid traffic in the future, but i wont worry about this until I have at least 2 clients

    Total expected revenue:
    Charge each client $47/month, aiming to get 80 clients to build full time income


    This is my first IM project and journey. I will do my best to keep everyone posted. I am using this thread to hold myself accountable to keep taking action and trying. I have funds saved up to execute this project, but my biggest concern and problem is my lack of experience in IM and lack of knowledge. My educational background is a MS in Engineering. I am open to any sort of critique/feedback. Thanks everyone.
     
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  2. MisterF

    MisterF Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Good luck with this.
     
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    Plan looks great, id break down each goal to specific actions you can take itll make things clear and help you stay focused.

    GL!
     
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    Good luck to your journey!
     
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    Good luck!
     
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  6. ChancellorH

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    Hello and thank-you to everyone who wished me good luck,

    @zionbar, thank-you so much for that advice, I have created a GANTT chart/schedule of how I want to execute this business as a result of your comment (After figuring out what needs to be completed here is the schedule):

    Day 0:
    [Research] figure out how to make payment page DONE
    [Research] format of email autoresponders DONE
    [Research] actual written content of email autoresponders
    [Action] Join as many fb related groups DONE

    Day 1:
    [Action] create PDF free incentive, topic has been chosen

    Day 2:
    [Action] purchase ipage and optimize press
    [Action] create optin page
    [Action] create thank-you page that goes after optin
    -> maybe include a video of myself on the thank-you page that sells my coaching service​
    [Action] create payment page
    [Action] purchase a $30 wordpress plugin to integrate stripe subscription payments.
    -> currently thinking of using "diggable" (because theres a youtube step by step "hold your hand" tutorial, again no affiliation with them) does anyone else know a better way to integrate subscription payment into my site? It'd be nice to have a page where instead of popping up to enter credit card info, all the credit card info is requested on that page, no additional buttons. but im sure this needs programming.

    Day 3:
    [Action] purchase market hero (15 day trial first, so I have to really make something out of the next 15 days starting from DAY3)
    [Action] get opt in pixel and place it on optin page to link everything together
    [Action] execute free traffic tactic, IF it doesn't work just go straight to paid traffic

    Day 4:
    [Action] IF free traffic works, start using fb ads

    The hardest part for me is accepting the fact that this can fail and all my upfront costs will go to waste, but I have to have the mindset to believe in myself and take it as a learning experience. I should think of it as an investment into this business, and not all investments provide return.

    Currently I am still writing my Thesis (only thesis writeup remaining) for my MS, so every third day I will be taking action and spending the full day executing these steps. Once it comes to Day 3, I need to watch my time and go all in since market hero trial only lasts 15 days.

    My next action is to finish writing the PDF free incentive book. I can research the email content in for the email autoresponders on the side while I execute Day 2's actions.

    Open to comments and feedback.
     
  7. randybishop

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    Seems like a better plan than most, but you may be screwed if you don't have the money to execute.
     
  8. zionbar

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    1.My pleasure buddy, thats how I go about achieving my goals, glad you actually used it.

    2.Change your mindset, nothing is going to waste if you're going to keep at it.
    I just spent $300/400 the past few days on FB ads testing products, and havent even found 1 winner.
    But I don't mind because I look at it as "paying for data".
    You have to pay if you want to learn, and eventually i'll break-through and it will pay me back all of my expenses and 10 times more.

    You know its like they call these startups "an over-night success" which is complete BS.
    They don't tell you how many years, money and energy these guys invested in order to finally find their winner.
     
  9. ChancellorH

    ChancellorH Newbie

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    Hi everyone - thank-you @randybishop and @zionbar for the support and advice.

    I have finished writing my book, 7 pages and formatted quite nicely (imo).

    I am having trouble now deciding how I can close the lead/customer. What I have right now is:
    last page of pdf offers a free consultation if you just email me at [email protected].
    ^ from that i close them over email saying i am offering consultation for membership of 47$/month

    OR OPTION 2:
    i tell them that coaching is available HERE for 47$/m
    ^ and send them directly to the payment page with a URL.
    _________

    I also mentioned the facebook group, but im still not sure how im going to execute this..
    maybe i should just make the fb group membership free, get everyone on board,
    start offering value
    then after two value videos, make a video telling them my coaching and direct access to me is avail for 47$/m

    OR OPTION 2:
    have no fb group for now, just let customers directly consult me, and when i have enough, put them into a group and tell them that they can group coach each other, but further direct access to me is avail at a higher rate of xxx$/m

    ________

    Also, after I give them the free book from the optin, i plan to send them to the thank-you page.
    in the thank-you page I will have a video thanking them,
    in this video, should i also pitch them my coaching membership service?

    Any business or MBA gurus or people with experience, please let me know how i should go about closing my client.
    Really looking forward to the response.