Wes - I am new to online marketing. I just started my Gluten Free Diva Health Coaching Practice and am launching my first of what I hope to be many virtual programs. I joined aWeber a few mths ago and installed a form on my blog/website for people to sign up for my email list. At the recommendation of a colleague, I bit the bullet and signed up for Infusionsoft. I have my first coaching session in a week. I'm wondering if it's overkill for me. Do you have any advice? Thanks!
Ellen, Infusionsoft is not overkill for anyone wanting to go big. AWeber is good for a start but if you are committed to growing and automating your business (you need to automate to really grow) then Infusionsoft is what you need. That being said, it's like someone asking "Is it overkill to go gluten free? Can't I just 'ease into it' and maybe cut out toast for breakfast at first?" The answer is "you CAN" but what are your long term goals? Marketing your business is your #1 job. Building a big list is the purpose of marketing. Marketing should be fun for you, the business owner, but, like going gluten-free, it takes some planning, it may be uncomfortable at first, it may be frustrating until you get the hang of it but once you start to see the results it all becomes worth it. Building a business is hard work. Just because your business is online doesn't make it any easier. It just means you don't have to get dressed and drive into the office. Stick with it. Buy my book, which will then get you access to my weekly Infusionsoft Mastermind calls. Give yourself 60 days to really dig in and get going. You could also ask to be assigned to my team and me to conduct your Kickstart calls. We get after it!! Good luck and thanks for your question. Wes
Outside of the naming of the lists for a simple opt in all the other complaints can easily be handled. Custom thank you pages can be done, custom forms, etc.. For leads from a single source for a small business I'd most likely recommend Aweber. I say this as both an Infusionsoft and Aweber user, sounds like the business needed a blender not a chainsaw.
Brett, I mostly agree. AWeber is what I set them up with and it's a great start for them. But when people say that Infusionsoft is difficult I say "BS". It's just comprehensive. AWeber is only simple because it does very little. Yet despite its limited features it is still limiting in how it lets you do your thing. But for now it's a fine "blender" for them. Thanks for your comment. Good selling. Wes
As the "sales whisper" I get a sense in this article that you would like to speak in a louder tone... ...thank goodness there is no volume in text! Sometimes it just seems as online entrepreneurs - we can sound like we are from the planet "automateicon" - especially when it comes to explaining how supremely cool technology is for traditional brick and mortar businesses... (noticed I made up my own word... I was paying attention during the mastermind call) Sounds like the tech support dude was "just doing his job"... So what was the outcome with your client? And thanks for sharing this, as well as what you did on Thursday morning, like your style.