chatbots for lead generation in home based businesses

Using ChatBots as Sales and Lead generators

First of all, let me tell you that chatbots have claimed my heart. Imagine you start promoting your business on Facebook and you have all these comments and messages coming in.  But you don’t have the time to answer them.  Seems like you need a secretary sitting on Facebook.  Sounds pretty dreamy, right?  That’s kind of what chatbots do, and it can dramatically increase your business. It only makes sense because once you’ve spent your time, energy and money to get those people ONTO your page, you probably want to accomplish something with them.  No one likes to send a message and wait 2, 3, 4 days to hear back, and you probably don’t want to lose those hot leads. I’ll be using chatbots in my own business.  To start out, they’ll help me segment my audience to figure out who I should be selling to, who I should have on …

Website Spring Cleaning Challenge

We cull our closets. We paint the walls. We get rid of the old to make way for the new. But what are you doing for your website? If you’re like most people, probably not much. It’s the set it and forget it mentality. I’m challenging you to spend some time next month to go through the #sitespringcleanchallenge. Here’s the 10 things I do at least once a year. Ideally, you’ll do all 10. If that seems insane, pick 5. 1.  BROKEN LINKS.  You can use something like Broken Link Check to see which links are broken on your site.  Take the time to go through each one.  I’ve found links to products I no longer sell, links to defunct websites, and once a typo in a link I had used in a blog post . 2.  CREATE MORE LINKS.  When people are on your site, you want to bounce them around …

time management tips for entrepreneurs

Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs: Free Video!

Everyone is always looking for time management tips for entrepreneurs so today, I went live on my Facebook page to give you some of my top tips on things like: How to properly use your calendar (most people are doing this wrong) Get better sleep by planning and reviewing your day at night Learn that “good enough” is far better than perfection Why multi-tasking and to-do lists are killing your productivity (because there’s no such thing as work-life balance) How to get your family involved in your business Watch the video to hear all my tips.  Tomorrow, I’ll be LIVE again at 11am EST talking about target marketing. Don’t forget to register for the free webinar happening on Wednesday December 15th.  Brand Soldiers are going to band together to understand how to recruit online so you can find new customers and team members every single day.         …

AutoResponder: Mass Update Any Sequence with a Timely Offer

Autoresponder magic? Yes please! What would happen if you could update any autoresponder with an actual USEFUL call to action so you could increase sales? I’m not talking about something general like go answer this survey or like me on Facebook.  I’m talking TIMELY. Maybe you’re running a webinar on Friday.  Or you might be doing a Facebook livestream next week and want as many eyeballs on it as possible. Here’s the thing: a lot of autoresponders are long. Imagine the time it would take to go through 100+ emails in an autoresponder sequence. (it happens, in fact some people have a years worth of content for new subscribers!) Here’s my ninja trick and yes, you can totally steal this. Merge fields.  You know, those things that allow me to call you by your first name whenever I put [firstname] into the email. It pulls in whatever data someone entered …

Knock Out Your First Sales Funnel

Here’s the thing about sales funnels .. they don’t have to be complicated messes and they don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. This week’s video walks you through the 4 things you absolutely must have to create a sales funnel. Don’t have anything to sell?  You don’t need to and I explain it all to you in 20 minutes.     MENTIONED IN THE VIDEO: Facebook Ads How To Gain Facebook Fans Fast (free download: The Facebook Ad System) Create Your First Facebook Like Ad (free download: Facebook Ad Naming Convention Worksheet) The New Facebook Pixel – a video that explains how to set up the pixel and do custom conversions Lead Magnets Download the content upgrade: Creating Alluring Lead Magnets That Will Attract Your Perfect Client How To Boost Your Email List In A Hurry (free download: checklist and video on how I set up …

2,536 Reasons To Love Evernote

Why 2,536? Because that’s the number of notes sitting inside my Evernote account right this minute. I love paper. I don’t care if it’s a handwritten shopping list, a physical book, or a newsletter from my son’s school. There’s something in me that just loves the safety of feeling that paper in my hands. Last year, I really started making the switch to be more digital. Every receipt that needs to be kept gets scanned into Evernote for my bookkeeper, Charyl. Every bill now comes to me electronically, and since it’s paid automatically, it gets popped into the note designated for Charyl. My taxes are even 100% virtual. She fills in the paperwork, I approve it and I get everything I need from my CRA login. But I still have a paper problem. Typed lists are awesome, but I like the way my brain feels when I can map something …