When Was The Last Time You Updated Your Avatar?

You’ve identified your target market. You’ve narrowed it down to your perfect client. Then you created a word picture—an “avatar“—of them. Then, you built your sales funnel to serve this avatar. Your marketing, your sales, your product or service offers… they all work together to speak to this avatar and to solve this avatar’s problems. […]

Go after your leads BEFORE they become leads: How to convince buyers that they want more than a faster horse

I’ve been writing about sales funnels for a while. And if you’ve ever heard me speak about them, or you’ve read my book The Sales Funnel Bible, you’ll know that one of my favorite sales funnel speaking points is this: Your sales funnel starts earlier than you think it does. Unlike how most people view […]

Case study: Ghostwriting a best-selling book

A book is more than just a couple hundred pages that you might sell for twenty bucks on Amazon. Writing a book SHOULD BE on your list of things to do to grow your business. It’s a document that helps to position you as an expert in your field. It has the potential to provide […]

100 small business strategy questions

Many small businesses are fueled by passion. They start because an entrepreneur has an idea (or is sick of working for a boss), they grow because their ideas solve a problem and somehow that solution is communicated to the marketplace. Unfortunately, many small businesses fail… even ones that are seemingly successful and make profitable sales. […]

What Hollywood can teach you about creating a successful sales funnel

I’m looking forward to two movies this summer — The Hangover Part II and Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides. (Feel free to draw your own conclusions about me based on that confession). Although I PVR everything and tend to fast forward through the commercials, I’ll usually stop fast forwarding and play previews […]