Other people’s opinion can kill your marketing and your business

Sometimes there is a wall blocking our imagination and this is … what other people think.

We are taught since childhood to care about what other people may think about us. And while this could keep us on the safe side of things it can break and destroy all our business efforts. And it can affect our life overall.

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This is the reason many businesses don’t go all in with their marketing and waste opportunity after opportunity … from the fear of what people say.

I had tons of bad moments in my life and business when I realized that I am all alone in front of the troubles so why should I care. There are companies missing sales, missing growth and going down towards bankruptcy because they fear this one thing — pushing their marketing to new heights. Continue reading “Other people’s opinion can kill your marketing and your business”

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What is a Sales Funnel?

Well, when we are talking about marketing, in many instances it is an exact science because a good marketer knows about his audience more than the people forming the audience know about themselves.

So many clients and social media connections are confused about what a sales funnel really is. Yes, there is a big buzz these days due to the rise of applications like the amazing Clickfunnels but I always say that it is a great strategy to come back to basics and start from there.

The core definition of a sales funnel (which is also known as a revenue-generating funnel or the actual mapping of a sales process) refers to the very important buying process that businesses lead their customers through when they purchase products or services. It is a process starting with the moment when a lead is generated and is a reflection of the customer journey leading to repeated sales. Of course, not all leads will become customers, some will never buy, others may buy later and there will be few which will buy a lot and become raving fans.

A sales funnel is a process and it is backed by science and is divided into several steps, which are different depending on the particular sales model.  Continue reading “What is a Sales Funnel?”