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A funnel should never require a map...

Happy Hump Day!

Bob may have attended his last therapy session today - yea! - we will see how the next few days go - but trust me when I say he is mentally done with them! LOL, I don't blame him, as he is really doing great and getting around without his cane now, so I can understand why he wants to bid them adieu! It's been a long few weeks but we are both glad that the surgery is done and he can get back to (more or less) normal activity - well within the range of COVID restrictions, that is.

About that Map..

If you have been a reader or attended our Kitchen Sink Masterminds, you know that I am big on giving stuff away - whether as Lead Magnets from your site, on Facebook or by participating in events, Bundles, and Giveaways.

Now, as you may have figured out from the map above - I never took cartography in school - but that is about the way I felt the other day after signing up for what seemed like a really great Lead Magnet - a list of 40+ Facebook Groups where you can post your offer or promo.

The poster asked you to comment 'yes' if you wanted it, which I did..and then I waited...and waited...and waited...I checked back the next day and asked if anyone had gotten the list, assuming that I had screwed up because I am really not a Facebook person...but no one else had received anything either.

So, two days later, I received a reply to my original comment for the list, and I thought "YEA!"...but then the link took me an optin form, and truthfully that would have been fine, but then I had to confirm my email address...

And yeah, actually THAT was ok too....but then, instead of getting the list by email...I was sent to her private Facebook group, where I had to fill out an application (including what my monthly revenue was!), which had to be approved before I could actually receive the darned list.

12 hours later, I was still not approved and had not received anything after confirming my email...so I dropped her a message and said that I thought it was discouraging from the customer standpoint to have to wait 3 days to get the promised Lead Magnet and that I thought the funnel process might be more effective if a few steps were removed (like a bazillion of them!) to make the process more 'real time'.

Well, I did get a response to this finally - I was NOT approved for the group due to my 'negative comments' about the funnel but I was sent a link to the list of groups... unfortunately, it was in Google Docs and could not be copied edited, printed, or downloaded. LOL all that for THAT!!

Thank goodness for screenshots ;-)

I am sure this person is wondering why she is getting very little traction from her list-building efforts and that is a shame.

But one of the first things you should do when you create a funnel is to go through it yourself and ask yourself how YOU would feel about the process if YOU were the customer? Was it easy to navigate? Was the reward (your precious Lead Magnet!) worth the effort?

If you answered no to either of the last two questions, then it is back to the drawing board for revisions.

The goal is to make capturing the email address as painless and REWARDING for the visitor as possible - and for you!

This is an awesome freebie....

From Karon Thackston and Cindy Bidar - It’s called “The #1 Secret Top Affiliates Use To Make More" and it is well worth giving up your email address for it (but I bet they already have it anyway!!). This is a great example of an excellent and classy lead magnet, with a well-priced offer paired with it - it's how top affiliates like Cindy and Karon make money!!


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It's Here!! Ruthie's Amazing Birthday Bash!

40+ Low Content products from some of the top Content Creators in our niche - with a value of more than $1,300!! BUT...there is one thing that separates Ruthie's bundle from all of the rest - Ruthie really strives for original content in her bundles to make sure we, as Customers, get the absolute biggest bang for our bucks, and I can tell you that there some truly amazing contributions in this bundle that I have never seen anywhere else!!

And there are 3 more new contributions added:
  • The POD Designs Club - Unicorn Designs – value $27
  • My First Journal – value $27
  • November's 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – value $27

And of course - the original GINORMOUS bundle....
  1. The Scrap Book Templates 2 (value $27)
  2. The "End Strong..Start Stronger" Money Activities Digital and Printable Planner Bundle + Lead Magnet (value $97)
  3. Confidence PLR Booster Pack (value $27)
  4. RawrSome Dino Bday Kit Templates (value $27)
  5. Where's My Towel Travel Planner (value $37)
  6. Adulting is Overrated Journal, Planner, Digital Paper and Stickers Bundle (value $34)
  7. Planner and Journal Kit #3 - Green Bamboo - Variety Pack (value $27)
  8. Anti-Aging Superfoods (value $27)
  9. Whimsical Desktop Organizers (value $37)
  10. Double Bundle of Fill In Crossword Style & Animal Line Art Coloring Designs (value $64)
  11. Cactus Planner and Monthly Dividers (value $27)
  12. Pink Floral Journal & Calendar PLR Template Pack (value $37)
  13. Inspirational Success Quotes Card Deck (value $27)
  14. Alice Bullet Journal (value $27)
  15. 12 Week Beauty Planner (value $27)
  16. 35 Inspirational Quotes & Messages (value $29)
  17. My Digital Social Media Workbook (value $27
  18. 20 Seasons Of The Year Video Pin Templates (CANVA) (value $27)
  19. Game Stock Photos (value $40)
  20. 30 Day Scripture Writing Journal (value $27)
  21. 2021-2022 Floral Calendar Canva template (value $27)
  22. Boho Clip Art, Digital Paper and Digital Washi Bundle (value $47)
  23. Fall One Word Journal Duo (value $34)
  24. Deluxe Lemony Weekly Planner (value $37)
  25. Wild Orange Essential Oil Coloring Page Designs (value $36)
  26. The World Awaits: A Kid's Travel Journal (value $29)
  27. Affirmations Journal Bundle (value $27)
  28. Herbal Tea Guide and Weekly Planner (value $27)
  29. Back To School Planner Template (value $37)
  30. 21 Days of Nature Based Art Journal (value $27)
  31. Moroccan Dreams Digital Paper & Digital Stickers (value $35)
  32. Kids Journal and Creative Writing Prompt Bundle (value $37)
  33. Easy Learning Quickstart (value $27)
  34. The Ultimate Opt-In Template Bundle (value $29)
  35. Rainy Days and Sun Days Mini-Journal (value $27)
  36. Versa Templates (V1) (value $27)
  37. Three Instagram Puzzle Templates (value $27)
  38. Morning Journal for Busy Entrepreneurs (value $27)
  39. Digital Planner Cover Kit (value $37)
  40. Self Care Puzzles (value $27)
  41. Paper and Pencil Games (Affinity) (value $27)
  42. Interior Room Coloring Pages & Patterns (value $37)
  43. PLR Vacation Planner (value $27)

My BONUS for

Ruthie's Amazing Birthday Bash!

So for my Bonus - I am going to be doing FOUR 90-minute LIVE workshops on how to create a digital planner from scratch!

We will cover pretty much everything that goes into creating a fully hyperlinked planner, and I will demo both the horizontal single page as well as the horizontal 2-pager, with the coil in the middle. You will learn how to create hyperlinks that allow you to add new pages without re-doing the entire planner from scratch, how to create and change tab colors and shapes and much more!

And of course - you will have access to replays afterward! Even if you don't want to create Digital Planners from scratch (it's WORK!!), this workshop will give you a solid foundation for being able to make any changes you want to PLR planners, and get you over the fear of "breaking" them! And this will be different from the training in our upcoming monthly membership, too!

This course will be focused mainly on Keynote - but the mechanics of what you will learn will be 99% the same for Powerpoint!

This is the ONLY time I will do this level of training without charging a full course price for it - and Digital Planner courses are generally in the $197 and up range. I know because I have taken pretty much every one out there, and developed my own techniques, as well!!
To Collect Your Bonus!!!

Ruthie has added something really cool to her checkout: First, make sure that you are NOT logged in to the member area at RitchieMedia.ca (very important), then check at the bottom of the payment section to make sure it shows Melody Wigdahl as the referrer: (PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL THEN BE PROMPTED TO LOGIN TO COMPLETE YOUR TRANSACTION, AND THE REFERRER'S NAME WILL DISAPPEAR - BUT IT'S ALL GOOD AS THE COOKIE IS SET FOR THE PURCHASE AND YOUR BONUS!)
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If you see this, it means you are purchasing through MY link and will qualify for the bonus. The details and a group page will be set up by tomorrow - and you will be able to access it through your member account at RitchieMedia.ca
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I've spent the last two years jumping into every event - paid bundle, giveaway or summit - that I could and unless you have a huge ad budget to feed those facebook algorithms - this is hands down the best way I have found so far to build a list! I have not participated in this one before, but I am in the one coming up!

This is only open for a few more days and is free to join so check it out: Infopreneur Rockstart by Cheryl Moses

Really Helpful Internet Marketing Stuff 4.0

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JayKay Dowdell is back with RHIMS 4.0 (That stands for Really Helpful Internet Marketing Stuff)

This latest training is all about Affiliate Marketing, and he dives deep to share workbooks, funnels and includes: 10 editable PDF workbooks to plan your entire affiliate funnel, affiliate walkthroughs, $5,000 case study walkthrough, a 1-on-1 strategy session, and oodles more...

If you are struggling with the basics of affiliate marketing - at $17, you will be hard-pressed to find a better explanation of funnels and if you also picked up Matt Garrett's new course a few days ago - you have a rock-solid foundation to build on!

And although I love creating planners - list-building and Affiliate Marketing are two of the top skill sets you need to master if you want to have a full-time rev stream!
That's it for today - see ya tomorrow! And be sure to check in - I will have a free lead magnet for everyone!

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