Maximize Your Sales Process

I have created a very quick video that shows you how to maximize your sales process, there is nothing at all for sale. Please allow a few moments for the video to load before hitting play.

As always your comments are welcome.

Please note! None of the methods shown on this blog will work unless you take action!

31 Comments

  • Ray Johnson

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Hi John

    Great video…

    You are 1000% RIGHT.

    SO many people are failing to implement this method, and they are leaving a TON of money on the table.

    Have you been spying on my optin pages LOL! (just kidding of course!)

    (As you know John, as I have just recently sent you just short of $1000 in commissions!)

    I also send my visitors from different funnel entry squeezepages, direct from Adswaps, to a $127 DVD product which converts at 2% approximately… and a $297 DVD that converts around 1% – do the maths here!

    It’s probably my biggest secret to passive income – now it’s out!

    Take care buddy,

    Regards

    Ray

  • Andy Michaels

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the information again.

    Sometimes you really need to hear the same information a few times before it really sinks in.

    I am one of those folks that ad swapped in order to build a list. I have stopped doing it now for various reasons and I had an offer on my confirm page but THE most important part – the affiliate program was missing.

    This is definitely an area that I need to address and will do so as soon as I can.

    Thanks again.

    Andy

  • Ken Soszka

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Hi John,

    The best part about having an offer in the process, is that you truly are getting paid to build your list instead of the other way around. For the same reason (getting paid) it is very attractive to your affiliates to help you out. Hope all is well in the UK!

    Best Regards,

    Ken Soszka
    MoneyLinksOnline.com

    • John Thornhill

      Reply Reply July 3, 2010

      You’re right Ken, it does mean you are getting paid to build your list and that can’t be bad can it?

  • Omar Martin

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Excellent Video John!
    Great advice truly…

    I won’t use this post to brag about commissions or business performance …or for any selfless plugs, but I will do this:

    I will endorse what you are teaching 100% as it has and still is working for me. You taught me this stuff and it is responsible for nearly 1 million dollars of income so far. πŸ™‚

    Thanks again mate! Keep the good info coming!

    Omar
    Omar

    • John Thornhill

      Reply Reply July 3, 2010

      Thanks for the kind Comments Omar, I appreciate it. I’ll never forget when you first contacted me and told me you would be my most successful student. How right you were.

  • Lisa

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Hello John and thanks for this info!! πŸ™‚

    I have a squeeze page with an offer and now I will have to see how to set up the affiliate part. Is that where your Clickbank Affiliate Master comes in to play? I bet lots of folks would definitely send my squeeze page to their list if they were actually getting PAID for it! I have never done an adswap and have just started looking into it recently.

    Let me spiff up the squeeze page a bit and see what happens!!

    Cool.

    Thanks again I appreciate all of your help!

    Lisa~

  • Marc Milburn

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Hi John,

    Great video which will hopefully help to simplify something which some people find very confusing!

    This whole sales funnel process is something which certainly took me a while to get my head around, but now that I have it has transformed the way my business works.

    Keep up the good work…
    – Marc

  • Tommy Roussos

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    You are right. So many people miss that one. That was a great Joint Venture Strategy.

    Making the offer to your JV Partner irresistible is on of the keys to getting solid as swap partners. What’s in it for them too. Always offer the one hand washes the other solution when seeking new JV Partners.

    Great post, keep up the great work John.

    • John Thornhill

      Reply Reply July 3, 2010

      You’re right Tommy, so many people do miss it. Make your affiliates money and you can’t fail to make money. It’s a simple formula really.

  • Sally

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Hey John,

    I know most people are used to seeing you on video but I’m not, I had a break when you all moved over to video.

    It’s kinda funny seeing you on video, but it’s cool.

    You shared some good info for people new to adswaps or even just the squeeze page process.

    I don’t like adswaps, have not done them, I know it will grow my list fast and perhaps I need to implement them, but I just find getting them so bloody annoying I don’t want to annoy people with them either.

    I guess if I choose some really fab ones, and don’t do push them as hard as other marketers do, it shouldn’t be a problem and might even help my subscribers too.

    Sally πŸ™‚

  • Daniel Sumner

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Hey JT,

    Good post mate!

    You could actually expand on this as well by approaching guys who you wish to promote in an add swap and ask them for a discount page for their product.

    This way you could have welcome friends of Daniel Sumner for example or some sort of welcome message on the top of the affiliated page so the opt-in subscribers don’t think they have just been sent right to an affiliated subscription page to buy a product. it’s more personal this way. Your conversions will increase!

    You could also have a JV with your ad swap person where you both provide a product on the subscription page. There are many ways to profit from this!

    Cheers John,

    Dan

  • Andreas Spyrou

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Hey John you are 100% right!

    Since I started building my list and doing different adswaps I noticed that not every subscriber was opening the follow up emails.
    The ONLY way I could thought of to get 100% of my new subscribers see my offer was the “thankyou” page.

    (I even had a few ad-swaps delayed because I knew how important this was).

    BUT still you are *leaving money on the table* if you do it wrong!

    The difficulty though John is to “convert” and make the new subscribers to trust you. Because they dont trust you – yet, it REALLY has to be the BEST offer you can make them.

    I remember when I first asked for your help and you gave me a few tips to increase the conversion rate. Since I started implementing your tips I was making more money!

    THANK YOU JOHN! πŸ™‚

    Best Regards,
    Andreas Spyrou

    • John Thornhill

      Reply Reply July 3, 2010

      You’re right Andreas and this is something I should have mentioned in the video. Make the initial offer as irresistible as you possibly can. You can also follow up on the initial offer at a later date in your autoresponder sequence.

  • Ed

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Hey John,

    Solid advice here, you could actually leverage this by regularly posting on forums like the warrior forum with the squeeze page URL as your signiture!

    You could create a video at animoto.com for $3 advertising the report, you can then upload this to your You Tube channel, point to the live link to the squeeze page via an annotation placed on the video!

    Ed.

  • Edson

    Reply Reply June 30, 2010

    Sup John,

    This is really a great tip that everyone should know about. I do adswaps for list building and I personally know that a one time offer right after the sign up process works.

    Thanks for the tip John!

    Edson Buchanan

  • Mark Terrell

    Reply Reply July 1, 2010

    Hey John,

    As always great free information and a great video.

    I found as soon as i put my one time offer using my OTO confirmation page, my sales went up 10 fold….

    Love the affiliate tip πŸ™‚

    Mark Terrell

  • Graham Price

    Reply Reply July 1, 2010

    Hi John – Yes great point thankyou. I have just done a couple of adswaps with an offer but I have to admit that I to have been lacking in the creation of Affiliate promo’s and J.V’s.

    It is also I feel worth mentioning that most decent auto-responder’s allow this set-up including our friend Randy’s Wizard Responder.

    Should get me some Brownie points there πŸ™‚

    Kindest Regards – Graham Price

  • Paul Hooper

    Reply Reply July 1, 2010

    Hi John,

    Great advice, and i think so many people don’t even consider using an affiliate program for their OTO’s. If you use something like RAP where you can offer instant commissions, and set the commission rate to what ever you want, you could easily offer 100% commissions for the OTO so it will encourage people to promote your squeeze page and help it go viral and really add some big numbers to your list. You could also add an upsell to the process too, and make some money from that while affiliates are keeping the 100% commissions from the OTO.

    Thanks, as always John great advice.

    Cheers,
    Paul

  • Hi John,

    Thanks for the tip here. I use multiple squeeze pages to build my list but I never implemented this method so far, because I’m afraid to make an offer to my brand new subscriber, because I always hear “never make an offer to a brand new subscriber” or “build relationship first prior to offering” and they might turn off when you make an offer immediately to a brand new subscriber. But, I’ll give this a try, I know you will not tell us to do this if it’s bad, so I’ll trust you on this. I’ll make an offer after they confirm their email and see the result it can give me.

    Thanks

    Gary

  • Randy Smith

    Reply Reply July 1, 2010

    Great Video John,

    I started having an offer after a squeeze when you mentioned it way back in your monthlymentorship (a couple of years ago I think…lol)

    As for the adswap part, That was one of the main reasons I give away great content at http://www.EasyCreationMonthly.info and http://www.IM-Phd.com , So that adswap partners can grab an affiliate link and make money from the numerous back end offers after the quality freebie is given.

    I have to be honest and admit I don’t contact enough people to do a swap – but I’m guilty of not wanting to get into too many swaps as I know this can turn a list off from opening emails!!

    Finding the balance is the tricky part πŸ˜‰

    Randy
    http://www.EasyCreationMonthly.info
    http://www.IM-Phd.com

    • John Thornhill

      Reply Reply July 3, 2010

      Yeah Randy, I remember that, it was my very first issue of Mentorship Monthly, way back in July 2007 πŸ™‚

      I also don’t do a lot of ad swaps but I do know a lot of my subscribers do so hopefully the video will help a few people, but you’re right, finding the balance is crucial.

  • Barry

    Reply Reply July 5, 2010

    Howdy Mister,

    All this talk about swapping is over my head but I am happy just to be in the same room as you folks.

    Keep smiling pal.

    Barry

  • Kerie Hinchliffe

    Reply Reply July 9, 2010

    Thanks John this is a great video and very helpful. I will implement this method in my next adswap.

    Cheers Kerie

  • Steve Wilkins

    Reply Reply July 10, 2010

    Hi John,

    Another great free tip which is exactly why I always make return visits to your blog. So simple yet so effective! Thanks again.

    Steve Wilkins
    http://www.flipwebsitesforcash.net/

  • Steve Deerfield

    Reply Reply August 7, 2010

    Thanks so much for making this video John. I just started to place offers on the confirmation page but I was in the dark about the affiliate side of ad swapping. Good content as always. Steve D.

  • Kim Roach

    Reply Reply October 24, 2010

    Hey John,

    LOVE the video!

    I implemented this business model at the beginning of the
    year and it’s made a HUGE difference. Wish I’d done it
    MUCH earlier πŸ™‚

    The thank-you page is definitely one of the most valuable
    pages on your entire website.

    Makes me wonder what other pages and valuable real estate
    I’m not optimizing for maximum profits.

    Also, I really like the idea that Paul Hooper mentioned about
    setting up an OTO (through RAP) with 100% commissions in order
    to create a front-end lead machine. I think that’s a business
    model that way too many people take for granted.

    – Kim

  • Sergio Felix

    Reply Reply November 30, 2011

    Hello John,

    From what I understand, we have to monetize every single bit of our sales funnel process…

    But isn’t the people sick of receiving offers everywhere already?

    I have heard that people would immediately unsubscribe just because they received a non-announced pitch in the middle of a sign-up process.

    I have my doubts about both parts, monetizing it or not but if the numbers are there, and they are converting, then by all means, I guess monetizing is the way to go.

    Sergio

  • Mark

    Reply Reply August 21, 2014

    Thank you John!

    You made an excellent, but extremely subtle and far too often overlooked marketing point!

    And it’s often those extremely subtle marketing differences that truly make all the difference!

    Thanks! Great advice! And congratulations on that outstanding testimonial Omar Martin!
    Very impressive!

Leave A Response

* Denotes Required Field