Number of subscribers: 7,498
Most popular opt ins: Free Video Masterclass: Streamline Your Design Process
I spent a whole day refining my newsletter and my list system this month. I went through all the automations I’d set up in Convertkit and deleted the ones I didn’t need anymore. I set up two more sales funnels (which I’ll explain about it a sec!) and I created landing pages for my most popular opt-ins so I could cancel my Leadpages plan and just use Convertkit.
There was a lot of information in that paragraph so I’ll explain!
In Convertkit, an ‘automation’ is a trigger that you create. For example, when someone enrolls in my signature course, Organize & Automate, I have an automation set up in Convertkit that tags the subscriber as ‘Enrolled in O&A’ without me having to do anything. That way, I can keep track of exactly who is enrolled in my course and I can easily contact my students.
Automations are one of my favourite features in Convertkit. Here are some examples of automations you could set up to help make your workload lighter:
- When someone signs up for a lead magnet related to your service, you could tag them as ‘Interested in my services’. Then you can easily send seperate, targeted emails to this group of people you know are definitely interested in your services.
- When someone clicks the link to your course sales page from your email, you can create an automation that tags everyone who clicks the link as ‘Interested in my course’. Then you can send these people more targeted emails because you know they’re more interested than the rest of your list.
Automations lighten the amount of work you have to do with your email list.
In Convertkit, you can reeeeally easily create email courses (or ‘funnels’). Using my newest lead magnet, Streamline Your Design Process, I’ll show you how they work:
- When someone signs up for it, they’ll immediately receive an email with the link to the video class and some info about me.
- I created an automation that then automatically adds the subscriber to an email series that has about 5 emails in it.
Over the next 5 days, the subscriber receives those emails. Most of the emails are helpful and provide the subscriber with even more free goodies, but I also tell them about my course, share testimonials, and help them see how Organize & Automate would be a great next step to the video class they watched.
Sales funnels like these are really easy to set up in Convertkit. Once you’ve set them up, they start converting subscribers into course students while you sleep! But more importantly than that: they help your subscriber become familiar with you and see you as the pro that you are.
No More Leadpages
Guys, I really don’t know what to say about Leadpages. It’s a good tool, but I don’t feel like I’m utilizing it to its best ability.
I mainly use Leadpages to create opt-in pages and boxes, but Convertkit can do the same thing. That’s why I spent some time deleting all the Leadboxes from my site and replacing them with Convertkit boxes. Unless I’m going to fully use Leadpages, I don’t see the point in sticking with it.
Behind-the-scenes this month
You may have already heard that I’m officially going to live in Nicaragua from November to January (with a short two-week stay in Costa Rica also.)
I decided I wanted to go abroad and do more volunteer work, so that’s what I’m doing!
To prepare my business for that, I spent most of this month writing and scheduling blog posts, setting up sales funnels, and doing everything else I could to make sure that my business runs smoothly while I’m away.
I’ll still be working while I’m away (which includes chatting with you lovely ladies on Facebook!), but I want to make sure that I’m as prepared as possible. After all, most of my time will be spent on volunteer work out there!
I can’t explain how happy I am about my decision to do this. Even though I love my business, it’s not my whole world. I believe in balance. I believe in working to fund your dreams, not just working to reach a bigger income goal. That’s why I launched Organize & Automate last month- so I could earn passive income from it in the future while doing what I love (volunteer work abroad.)
Host my first group coaching call. As part of the special bundle I offered last month while prelaunching my course, Organize & Automate, I included a group coaching call. I’ll be hosting it next month and I can’t wait! It’s going to be so much fun answering everyone’s questions and helping my students streamline their design process.
Continue prepping my business for my adventure in Nicaragua at the end of the year. There’s a LOT of prep work to do, but it’s all for a good cause.
Derek Halpern. I’m really into Derek right now. I don’t remember how I found him or when I even opted into his list, but his newsletters started coming through last month and I got hooooooked. Sign up- you won’t regret it.
Pintastic Profit: A free course by our very own she lancer, Summer! Her free course is packed with SO much good advice on using Pinterest to grow your blog and business. Check it out!
Acuity Scheduling: I’m in the process of switching from Calendal to Acuity Scheduling for scheduling all my client calls. If you sell coaching sessions like I do, it allows your clients to pay for the session and schedule it from the same page. It beats my current process!
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