In this article, I’m going to teach you how to make money with ClickFunnels. In my last article, I showed you how to make money with ClickFunnels using affiliate marketing. This time we’re going to talk about how to create an email list.
When I first started my business, I didn’t want to do that because I thought it was too much work. But, I want you to understand that creating an email list is probably the most important thing that you can do for your business.
And, I’m going to show you how you can use ClickFunnels to create that list and therefore make more money using this program.
Why Creating An Email List Is So Important
Did you know that you don’t own anything on Facebook? Plus, you don’t own anything on YouTube either. YouTube owns YouTube and Facebook owns Facebook. So, if for some unforeseen reason, they decided to go out of business, do you realize that everything that you’ve built on those platforms could be gone?
That includes Instagram, LinkedIn or any other social media platform. You’re using these platforms to build your business. And, some of you have really lucrative businesses.
Right now, people have thousands or even hundreds of thousands of subscribers and followers. What happens when those main platforms decide they’re not going to be in business anymore? Your business is gone and nobody cares.
Building an email list is the only way that you can maintain your business. That’s why you need to collect emails. Those subscribers and followers are your customers. They are the people who are interested in what you have to say.
But, you can still communicate with them if you collect their email addresses, even after those platforms go away if they go away. So, let’s discuss how to use your ClickFunnels account to collect those emails and learn another way to make money using this program.
I’m going to give you a quick explanation of the process that we go through to collect emails. And then, I’m going to show you how ClickFunnels can help you do that.
Collecting Emails: The Process
There are certain tools that you’re going to need. I created a video that shows you how to put an email system into place step-by-step. You can watch it here.
Just to explain quickly, first, you want to create a piece of content that you’re going to give away for free.
For example, if you’re in the food or diet niche, you might give away a free recipe or a small book of weekly recipes. These could be about helping people to lose weight. This is a solution to a problem that many people have.
Therefore, they’ll be really interested. Especially if you share your own story about how these recipes have helped you to lose a few pounds. This gives you credibility and people will think that you know what you’re talking about.
So, when people land on your free give-away page, they’re going to click on the button to get your freebie. In exchange for this freebie, they’re going to give you their email address. Then, they’ll automatically receive their free download.
If you do nothing else except collect their email address, this is called an opt-in funnel or a lead magnet.
Once you’ve collected these email addresses, they’ll get plugged into your autoresponder and your new subscribers will receive a series of emails from you. In these emails, you’ll provide valuable content so that your subscribers get to know you better.
Further along, you may have a cookbook that you’ve compiled with your favorite recipes that you want to sell. So, around the 5th email in your series, you might offer this ebook to your subscribers. That’s how you make sales using your email list.
Remember, this will take time. People need to get to know and trust you before they’ll buy from you.
How ClickFunnels Makes This Process Easy
So what does the funnel look like? What does an opt-in page look like? How do you collect these emails? Where do you go to set the system up? This is where ClickFunnels comes in.
I have another video that will show you how. This shows you how to build a sales funnel. You can see it here.
What Does A Funnel Do?
To give you an example, I have a YouTube channel launch checklist that I offer to new subscribers. My goal is to get people to sign up and start building their own YouTube channel.
To get the checklist, people have to enter their name and email address. This then goes into my autoresponder. I use Active Campaign for this. This is much safer than just using a Gmail account because people won’t see it as spam.
In Active Campaign, you pay according to how many subscribers you have. So, if you only have 100 subscribers, it might cost you $15 a month. But, as your business grows, this fee will go up.
Then, once I’ve collected people’s email addresses, I’ll start sending them emails with valuable content. This content is similar to what I share on my YouTube channel. I tell people how to make money with affiliate marketing, with email marketing, and with a YouTube channel. So, I’m teaching people how to build extra income streams.
You Can Have More Than One Funnel
Another funnel I’ve built includes a free 44-page ebook on affiliate marketing. It’s a four-step guide. I have my system set up so that when people enter their email address, the ebook is sent to them automatically.
Once you take the time to set this up, it all works on auto-pilot. This is one definition of passive income. Once you set it up, it just works automatically and you don’t have to keep messing with it.
I also have a funnel set up that gives away an email marketing course. Here’s the link, if you want to check it out since we’re talking about email marketing. It shows you exactly how to set up an email marketing system.
Once you enter your name and email address, you have free access to the course. I’ve set all of this up using ClickFunnels. And, because it’s all automated, I don’t have to touch it.
So, ClickFunnels provides you with the tools that you need to set this up.
Are There Other Funnels Builders Out There?
Of course. But, I love using ClickFunnels because I can make money in more ways than one. As I said, I created a video last week that explains how to make money using ClickFunnels with affiliate marketing.
But, that’s not all. There are more ways to make money with ClickFunnels that I’ll go into in another video. That’s what I love about this tool. You get more bang for your buck.
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