Overcoming Funnel Pain Points for Small Business Owners

Overcoming Funnel Pain Points for Small Business Owners

Overcoming Funnel Pain Points for Small Business Owners

by Hillary Sciscoe

 

A funnel is an important piece of the client journey. It’s all about creating an experience that your prospective clients don’t want to turn away from. 

You’ve got funnels, but do you know how to use them?

Funnels are a pathway to draw people into a specific product or service that you offer and you may have many funnels for your various types of services. 

These are a piece of your client journey that have a specific structure and you shouldn’t need to reinvent the wheel each time you have a new offering. 

Funnel Optimization 

When building momentum, small business owners often find themselves wading through challenges when it comes to optimizing their funnel. 

If trying to do it all yourself, along with everything else, you likely feel the strain of limited resources, then there is the ever-changing digital landscape. The journey to funnel success is fraught with obstacles. Let’s dive deeper into the pain points faced by small business owners and explore strategies for overcoming them.

1. Funnel Tips on Limited Resources

Small businesses operate on tight budgets and with limited manpower. Balancing funnel optimization alongside day-to-day operational tasks can feel like a Herculean feat. It’s key to find ways to allocate resources efficiently while maximizing their impact on funnel performance.

Here are a couple of tips –

  • Use a template or begin with an existing landing page to copy. 
  • Make sure your form feeds into you CRM/email list – Hopefully those two things are the same thing or you are adding more steps.
  •  Take advantage of automation with emails, tagging, reminders – the possibilities are endless here! 

 

2. All the Funnel things: The downfall of Many Hats

Do you feel like you wear multiple hats, or millions of hats? That makes it hard to be an expert in what you do PLUS marketing, sales, and funnel optimization. The technical intricacies of setting up analytics, crafting effective landing pages, and running targeted ad campaigns can feel overwhelming. TIP: Find someone that can help give you the insights you need to close the gap on your goals! 

 

3. Get your Funnel out there: Complexity of the Digital Landscape

Digital marketing is a constantly shifting terrain, with new tools and tips emerging at every turn. Keeping pace with these changes feels daunting, and honestly can made you a bit mad, like insane. Staying informed and adaptable is key to navigating this ever-evolving landscape. TIP: Find some folks to listen or read their content to help you stay up to date on the key topics and needed knowledge. 

 

4. Funnel Messaging: Difficulty in Targeting the Right Audience 

Identifying and reaching the right audience is paramount for funnel success. To get started, you don’t need access to robust market research or sophisticated targeting tools to hurdle the struggle to connect with your ideal clients effectively. You need to better understand your target market, you need to solid message around your unique selling proposition, and you need a plan.  TIP: Take a few days to realign to your ideal clients and your messaging. A great place to start is our Ideal Client Workbook. If you are good there, take a look at our library of additional resources to get you moving in the right direction.

 

5. Measuring and Analyzing Results

Data is where it’s at. However, interpreting that data and deriving actionable insights can be a grewling task for small business owners without access to comprehensive analytics tools or expertise in data analysis. Investing in education and seeking out resources for data interpretation is crucial for making informed decisions. TIP: Confirm you have Google Analytics and Google Search Console set up. If you already do, then review the last few months of data. Take note on where to grow from.

 

So, yes, the path to funnel optimization is full of challenges! You’ve got limited resources, need expertise to the complexities of the digital landscape, you’ve got to navigate these obstacles – and that requires resilience, adaptability, and a willingness to learn.

It’s time to address these pain points head-on and implement effective strategies and solutions so you can build the client experience for success and build momentum for your business.

Realign your messaging

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An Approach to Holistic Marketing

An Approach to Holistic Marketing

An Approach to Holistic Marketing

by Hillary Sciscoe

 

Do you often find yourself juggling limited resources while striving to make a meaningful impact?

From Funnel to Flywheel

What if there was a client-centered approach to holistic marketing that could unlock remarkable results, even on a shoestring budget? Let’s check out the flywheel model – it’s a game-changer for heart-centered service-based entrepreneurs ready to revolutionize their marketing strategies.

The flywheel has been around a couple of decades now and I learned about it when I was in the SaaS world – Software as a Service, subscription-based software. And it’s time more small business owners were aware.

Loving Community

Focus on Existing Customers

At the heart of the flywheel model lies a simple heart-centered concept: prioritize delighting your existing customers.

This means personalized interactions, exceptional (often overdelivering) service, and proactive communication that transforms clients into enthusiastic advocates. By actively seeking feedback and implementing it, you demonstrate genuine care and build lasting relationships.

Loyalty Programs & Community Building

In the flywheel universe, loyalty is the currency of choice. Reward returning customers with irresistible incentives like discounts, exclusive offers, or early access to new services. But why stop there? Forge a loyal community around your brand through engaging events, workshops, or online forums. This not only fosters trust but also creates a tribe of devoted supporters.

Holistic Marketing: Content & Social Media

Ah, the power of content – a mighty force in the flywheel’s arsenal. Harness organic reach by sharing helpful content, answering burning questions on social media, and offering free webinars or consultations. Collaborate with like-minded businesses for cross-promotion, amplifying your message to new audiences. And let’s not forget the magic of customer stories – authentic testimonials and case studies that speak volumes.

Building Momentum

Embarking on the flywheel journey may seem daunting, but fear not – starting small is key. Focus on mastering one or two flywheel activities before adding more complexity. Embrace the abundance of free tools available, from freemium marketing automation platforms to social media scheduling wizards. And don’t forget to track and analyze key metrics to refine your approach over time.

 

So, what’s the trick? There’s not one. 

Be genuine, transparent, and focused on providing real value to your clients. Start with what you have, leveraging your existing skills, resources, and network to your advantage. And above all, keep your gaze fixed on long-term growth – for in the flywheel’s steady spin lies the promise of sustainable success.

So, are you ready to embrace the flywheel and unlock a world of possibilities? With a focus on customer delight, valuable content, and strategic leveraging of resources, you’re poised to set the wheel in motion. And with your heart driving, the possibilities are unlimited!

Are you confident in who you are speaking to? If not, take advantage of our Ideal Client Workbook. It’s free to download and we’ll walk through it with you to help you build your own momentum and  align your strategy!  

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Unlocking Success with Your Marketing Funnel Strategy

Unlocking Success with Your Marketing Funnel Strategy

Unlocking Success with Your Marketing Funnel Strategy

by Hillary Sciscoe

 

The Importance of a Kajabi Marketing Funnel Strategy

Your marketing funnel strategy is the intentional pathway you create to guide potential clients through your content, nurturing them along the way and eventually leading them to invest in something of higher value from you. If you’re offering a course for several hundred dollars or more, you need more than just a sales page. 

Here’s why a robust marketing funnel strategy matters!

The Power of Consistency

The journey to success lies not just in the quality of your sales page alone but in the effectiveness of your marketing funnel strategy. This blog explores why a well-planned funnel strategy in Kajabi is vital for your spiritual coaching brand and how consistency can make all the difference.

Trust Comes First in the Funnel

In the online world, selling advice or courses is highly competitive. You must build trust with your potential clients before they consider working with you. 

Do you notice that when you follow someone on social media and then meet them, you feel like you already know them? This only happens with people who actively share their lives. So, share your life, knowledge, and values, and they will begin to pay more attention.  

You can invite them to free workshops, classes, or live training sessions so they can see you in action. Help them with their questions. Listen. Then, tell them about the solutions you provide to help them.

Focus on Authentic Relationships 

A significant part of your funnel should aim to bring people into your “inner circle” where you can keep them engaged with your weekly content, continuing to share your knowledge and experiences. If you need ideas on how to elevate the strength of your brand, check out these 5 Updates for a Strong Brand and Online Presence.

Present with Purpose

For programs with larger ticket items exceeding a few hundred dollars, you’ll need to pitch an offer to them effectively. It’s more than merely presenting your course on your website. It involves putting together a compelling offer and sharing it with a select group of people, your “inner circle.” 

You are dedicating space, energy, and strategy to making them a direct offer rather than relying on passive sales pages.

Value over Perfection

Obsessively perfecting your sales page isn’t the most effective use of time. You must sell it before potential clients even reach the sales page by focusing on creating valuable content and building a community of followers who follow you because you consistently provide value for free. 

You can use platforms like YouTube, TikTok, and Facebook groups to connect with your audience, demonstrating your expertise and establishing trust.

The Consistency Factor

Consistency is the secret ingredient that holds your funnel strategy together – it holds everything together. The reliability and predictability of your content and interactions nurture relationships and leads. 

Marketing Funnel Strategy

So, for spiritually-based brands, the marketing funnel strategy and the consistency in your approach can truly set you apart. Don’t be overly concerned with perfecting your sales page; instead, invest your efforts in creating content, building relationships, and nurturing your audience

Success comes from your knowledge and ability to connect with and inspire those you aim to serve.

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Kajabi Email Marketing

Kajabi Email Marketing

basic segmenting in Kajabi

The most basic practice of email marketing is not sending a sales email to someone that has already purchased the product you are highlighting. This is super easy to do in Kajabi! And one reason I love all-in-one platforms – no integrations or hours of troubleshooting and testing. It all just works – because it’s all in the same system. So there is no excuse to send someone an email that would just annoy them – to them it looks like you just aren’t paying attention. I personally only try to pay people that are paying attention….

So what is the goal we want to focus our efforts towards?  

The goal is to send fewer emails to everyone and the right emails to the right people.

Kajabi has strong email marketing functionality, allowing you flexibility and power over exactly who you send an email to. 

If you are sending the same email to everyone on your list, it’s time to understand the different personalities of your audience.

Once you get specifics of who your clients are, you can use Kajabi’s functionality to its fullest potential!  

 

Client Data

First, you need to get details of your clients into Kajabi. There are different types of data to get, too. Earlier, I mentioned 2 different types: one has to do with a transaction, and the other would be based on who the client is. 

Here’s a huge tip – Always ask for their first name!! Do this on every form opportunity. A big purpose of email marketing segmentation is to make the emails personalized. You want them to feel like a conversation – like you are speaking directly to them. If you have no first name, take away a point on personalization! 

Let’s review a few data types.

Behavioral Segmenting in Email Marketing

A great place to get started is by adding automations into your marketing funnel emails. For instance, when someone clicks on a link in your email to a sales or opt-in page, you know they have some interest. That is important to know, and you can use that to speak more personally to them. 

You can use the automations within the email functionality to tag them with the theme of that set of offerings.

Doing so allows you to send them a message more specific to people who you know like __________. (You fill in the blank.) 

Transactional Segmenting in Email Marketing

Kajabi makes it a simple step to exclude those who have already purchased a product. You do not want to send them the email if they have already bought it, right?! There is a better fit for them from your offerings – or it’s time to make one. If you have a next step for them to progress to, you send them that information instead, when it’s the right time.

You don’t need to do anything to set that up – you just need to use take the time to exclude when setting up an email. One way is using a custom segment, like below.

 

custom segment

Creating Personas

Creating a customer persona is all about understanding your client, which helps understand what they are looking for. You can do this by asking questions. That can either be on a form, like a registration or opt-in form (this is where you add a first name in).

A popular method of asking questions is with a quiz, which may mean sending their answers into Kajabi through an integration. 

You will store all these details on the contact record in Kajabi. 

Kajabi contacts are a bit… messy, so it’s not where I would want manually/visually have to look at details about individual contacts. Still, when you can send an email to only those who said “yes” to a specific custom field, it’s amazing! 

 

Multiple Data Points

There are times when you need to define the email’s audience with multiple different points. 

So let’s say you want to send someone an email, but they need to have all these points:

  • They said “yes” to that specific custom field.
  • They have never been a participant in x course.
  • They are tagged with x because they clicked to watch a video about x.

This example uses all three 3 data types we discussed above, and you can create a custom filter for this email.

But wait – Are you going to send this grouping of data points only one time, or is this something you can use over and over again?

If so, you can save it as a custom segment. Then, you do not need to redo it every time you want to send an email to this segment. 

The people in that segment will change from month to month, or at least we hope so! New subscribers will say “yes” and click to watch the video. This will add them to the segment. But then, they will purchase x offering down the road and no longer get those emails. 

 

There’s so much more to email marketing in Kajabi! We’ll dive in further soon.

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Kajabi Event Countdown Timer

Kajabi Event Countdown Timer

Kajabi is an all-in-one platform to run your digital course and coaching business. It’s a leader in the market because you can run your business without using third-party services.  On Kajabi, build your website and your sales funnels with landing pages, opt-in forms, checkouts, bundles of products, and even countdown timers. It’s even possible to trigger email sequences and other automation. We are Kajabi experts and can help you with any questions you have!

I’ve heard complaints about it not being possible to create campaigns in Kajabi. How it would be so nice to group the emails for a launch or special event. OK, it’s not just that I had heard it, but I had said it! One day it smacked me in the head and my lightbulb turned on. Since I’d been part of a few of these discussions when I was new to using Kajabi, I know there are more people that do not realize how to group these emails together so I’ve got to share! 

I used the keyword above….
Events!

Events are under the marketing tab in Kajabi. 

 

So why would we want to use Events?

I happened into events because I needed a countdown timer and from there I learned how useful they are. 

When you would like to send a triggered sequence of emails off without having to set up a bunch of separate emails, you can use events. 

First, you’ll need to get people registered for your event, which you can grant through an offer, by an opt-in form, or anywhere there is automation. Once they are registered, they will get all the emails set up for the event. 

The first one can be set up for “at the time of registration” and they’ll get it as soon as they are granted the event registration through any automation. 

Setting up your other emails is easy using the time filters provided, like sending one 4-days before the event to remind everyone of the plan, or an upsell opportunity 2-days after the event. 

Kajabi Event Email

The Flow

So set up your event, and your offer or opt-in, and get that countdown timer into your landing page. 

The countdown can disappear when it is over or you can have Kajabi redirect to a new landing page for the next phase of your launch.

The more people who complete your program can tell others what a difference you have made in their life!

Let us help you make it easier for them to complete each module and be your advocate.

Kajabi Event Email

We’d love to chat with you about the best options for your sales funnel. Let’s hop on a quick call to discuss your next steps. Book a free 15-minute call right here.

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