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Trent Chapman Fixed His Funnel and You Can Fix Yours Too!

Posted by Wes Schaeffer | Jun 1, 2017 8:21:12 AM

Overcome Your Fear and Grow Your Sales Now!

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  • Started in real estate.
    • Was doing construction lending
    • Hated it
    • Started doing short sales
  • Learned automation and started teaching people how to do it in 2007
    • Did $1.2 million in the first 12 months with automation with Infusionsoft
    • Built tools that Infusionsoft didn’t have
    • 2009-2010 was doing short codes
    • People were confused by it
    • Started experimenting with other tools and that became Fix Your Funnel
    • Direct mail, post cards, inbound and outbound texts
    • Sales is his passion
    • 2-3 year transition period moving from Short Sale Genius to Fix Your Funnel
    • In 2012 the short sale business slowed down so it was an easy transition
  • SWOT analysis when developing code for a company they don’t own
    • Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat
    • There will always be competition and copycats
  • Their team is their asset and their understanding of the core problem they are solving
  • Fear can stop you
    • Am I growing?
    • Am I making more money?
    • Creators vs victims
  • Take an ownership percentage and run the sales and marketing
  • Educate and motivate before sending them to a $999+ sale
    • FB ads to capture the lead without leaving FB
    • Lead Ads - “Can we text you?” 50% conversion
    • “Would you like to receive…immediately via text?” 75% conversion
    • Bought within 2 months
    • Educate and motivate via video
    • 3 months for slower people
    • “Would you be interested in a lower down payment?” Automated webinar every night then send replay link.
    • Spent $180-$200 to sell a $1,700 cost.
    • “Text ‘success’" at the end to see if they are interested.
    • Had 4-5-6 appts/day went to 8/day.
    • Pushed people to a video vs. waiting to see a webinar to get that change. (45 min to 60 min webinar.)
    • Lots of focus on text messaging.
    • 8x more closing when they opt-in.
  • Remarketing is key.
    • Facebook and SyncSumo
    • They focus on the opportunity in the close on the webinar (“It’s a weak webinar.”)
    • Interested in learning more? Let’s talk.
    • Tweak and test.
    • $1,000 strategy call—two calls, one hour each
    • Text “Strategy” 760.621.8199
    • Text “demo” for an automated demo
    • Audience based on video views and retarget those who watch 50%
    • Spend less on the up front


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Topics: The Sales Podcast, Marketing Automation, Sales Training, Entrepreneur

Written by Wes Schaeffer

Wes and his wife just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They have seven kids, which means Wes is motivated to find what works and help you apply it to grow your sales so he can buy diapers, groceries, braces...and bourbon.

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