Hey everyon! I'm quite new in this community and am trying to get to lvl 3 as fast as possible so I can start using the database reactivation. Any help is much appreciated and will be reciprocated! Thanks!
Thanks to the GHL @Robb Bailey community for helping me move through each level. My family and I have some major transitions occurring in our lives. Our daughter Shekinah is getting married in November, my wife and I are packing and moving to a new home ( we will be empty nesters) and I am preparing for hip surgery in a few months. Also learning and practicing GHL, studying the material in each level, as well as, @Robb Bailey's Elite Membership. In light of all these activities, I am building out a strategy to launch my new agency, not only to replace our household income, but to scale quickly. I did have a "do everything for you" agency and in the day was getting fees as high as $50k. Make no mistake, I am laying a deep foundation so that I can scale quickly and strategically and look forward to sharing those insights and results with this community. To say I am greatful for this community is an understatement! The reason a post this comment is to hold myself accountable before the community and encourage myself to do what I say I will do! For a great plan without execution is merely a dream!
What is a lead? Anyone you can talk to. What is a qualified lead? Anyone you talk to who expresses a keen interest in your product. What is a sale? Anyone who hands over money for your product. I think I have that right. What if I get my client 8 qualified leads and charge him appropriately per month based on what his product sells for. Whether its from a DBR or ads or referrals (anything via me). Of those leads 5 buy, and 3 don't (but may do in the future, so add them to a nurture list). I assume this it a typical result. So what do people do if the client is not happy with the 3 leads that didn't become customers? Thinking it through I guess I could offer to get sales instead of leads, and just bump the price. Ideas welcome 🙂
@Shelby DuBois I think what I'm getting at is; I need to educate my client. *I* know what a qualified lead is but that doesn't mean that *they* do and I can't assume. I can lessen the odds of them from becoming a bad customer by defining what they get from me in terms that they understand, and maybe even going so far as to get them to repeat it back to me! Yes, I've also been closing for my customer because a) he's terrible at it and b) I like talking to other businesses. Not scalable but don't mind - for now.
I'm in the UK but will quote the figures in $$$ A few weeks ago I noticed a FB ad that had a great video but was otherwise, not great. The ad went straight to FB Messenger so I messaged him in the nicest possible way 'love your ad but it will never work' and sure enough, 3 days later he came back to me and said 'you're right, yours is the only message I got from the ad'. This told me 2 things, 1. I was right (duh) 2. he had no concept of speed to lead since he took 3 days to answer. Long story short he agreed to a discovery Zoom, after which I did another Zoom with a MCTB + DBR demo, both of which went terribly as GHL was so slow that day. Typical 😑 He runs a video promo company, 2 employees, been in business for over 5 years. With 1 new customer every week he must have a DB of 500-1000 customers, right? Wrong. Turns out he has a lot of repeat business and his spreadsheet has like 70 people in it. Most of his customers are in Outlook installed on his MacBook. His average price for video is $1200 which is way too low, his product is really really good. His business is him, his 2 employees, some Macs, and a spreadsheet. We had 'that' conversation (GHL will save your business) and I eventually sold him a sub-account at $495pm and 8 leads a month at $1000. I say 'eventually' as I pitched him on the 2nd Zoom and he said he would think about it. I caught him as at a bad time (or was it a good time?) he had no sales on a few weeks and was worried about money. The next day he went to a conference and paid $700 for a pitch and got no sales. The next day I got the text (attached) from him saying lets go. This is not an ideal client and if I was further down the road I would have run a mile. He needs too much attention and essentially I will be more like a 'dragon' business advisor than someone automating his sales. However 1. I like him and want to help him 2. I am learning GHL / SAAS / DBR / MCTB etc. so, need the practice (ie, barely know what I'm doing) 3. If I pull this off I will have an awesome case study for my next client 4. Video prod companies could become my niche?
So I'm in the process of getting my AI automations agency up an running full speed, loving GHL an all it's features, plan on using it for my clients. But I'm mainly focused on the AI Chat bot side of things an there's allot to do to get everything up an going so I was thinking about looking for a business partner, someone who had strengths in the areas where I don't an visa versa, I read allot of comments about having a business partner, watched some videos about it, an about building a team. An it's about 50/50. Some people say don't get a partner, some say it's the best decision they made. So I'm kinda stuck I would love to build a dream team of like minded people to help me build a 50k+ a month business. An that idea of having a partner that works as hard as me, an we keep each other in line focused on the goal is awesome but all the bad stuff I heard makes me erry about it What do you guys think? Does anybody have a partner or had one when they started? Is it a good idea or no,??
This is interesting. I'm an agency of one - for now - but do not relish the thought of staying that way. But, like sharing a room in your house, it would have to be the right person. I guess you could list your strengths and weaknesses and try and find someone who complements you. Or perhaps go by star signs 😁 In the past I have taken the Wealth Dynamics Test https://wealthdynamics.geniusu.com/ which tests whether you fall into one of 8 categories: Accumulator, Lord, Mechanic, Creator, Star, Supporter, Dealmaker or Trader. Curiously after a lifetime in IT (geek!) it turns out I am in fact a Creator (if you put much store in these tests) which explains that despite the fact that I'm not really good at it (just good enough - not exceptional) I excelled over 30 years by being 'creative' in a traditionally non-creative space. A 'people' person perhaps? Also, if you check your profile here in Skool you will see an option for your Myers Briggs score, which is another personality test (that I have not taken yet but will soon). The creator of Skool has seen fit to include it so I assume it must hold value to Sam Owens. https://www.themyersbriggs.com/ Q: would taking a personality test help with finding a business partner or is it BS?
@Kurt Lohmann I know of a couple of guys that partnered. They split the workload into sales & fulfilment, each liked one and hated the other so that was a good fit. So even though your skills overlap, perhaps you could just see what you like / don't like doing?
Hey, just signed up. From the UK. Joined because I wanted to see if I could use GHL to manage my own businesses and partly to sign up new clients in sectors I am familiar with (Healthcare, Real Estate and Construction). If anyone else is in the UK feel free to give me a shout. About to start the free course. Looks like it's packed full of value so really appreciate the effort Robb and team.
One of the greatest ways to grow your business is to find people in your industry who aren't doing as well as you (there are probably a few, even if you're struggling); and if you find out who has a good reputation, but isn't making any money, then you can probably take over their clients, their business, integrate it into yours incrementally. This might be a opportunity using your creator and marketing skills to significantly improve a company and its future either as a complete take over or profit share 👍 Just imagine if you can 2x 4x revenue or even better that is a serious turnaround. If they are sitting on a large database a simple DR could be a massive difference in the profitability of a company. Just think an average sale of just say $2000 LTV and you get 10 of those a month that’s an extra $20k or $240k a year keep doing that and almost any company will be more profitable. It might not even cost a lot of money to service these new clients; you can pay the company a share of the revenue generated by their clients, and they'll probably make more money doing nothing than they currently are by working themselves to death. These companies may already have some pretty good salesmen, who you can take, put out into the field, give them INCREDIBLY generous commissions for their first sale or first couple of sales. You generate them the leads and let them close them imagine the change in dynamic. Have them bringing you more business, making their old company more money than it had made before (cause you can do things more profitably), and everybody wins (more importantly, you grow your business 2-3 times). Even if you don't end up being a successful bidder, just the process of looking to buy another business will teach you so much about what they do, You could even offer your services and earn that way. Jay Abraham was/is the master at these kind of deals. When you ask about buying a business they’ll answer so many questions (it's amazing what some businesses will open up to you if you're looking to buy), so even if you don't end up with the business, it DOES make sense to learn so much about the business, to learn so much about what other businesses are doing
High Level folks reached out to me to show me the new AI goods they’ve developed in house… / This will be a native feature they will offer on every account (plenty of 3rd party integrations out there already). I have it on good authority there’s 1 key feature y’all will really love ya can’t find anywhere else. Once it’s ready to go you can start selling it immediately of course. I can’t show it to ya live, but they said it’s cool for me to spill the beans for you after I get an early demo. Would that be a useful share so you could get a head start on it before everyone else? 👇👇👇 photo is our last meal in San Diego before we fly home tomorrow 🌮🌮🌮 i ate my weight in tacos past 3 weeks!
After toggling this on in labs, I have it in sub-account > settings > Conversational AI but it's been hamstrigged for now it seems the train bot and conversational AI options are missing. So can't do a lot with it for now :-(
OK this is going to be a longer post than I would have liked so apologies in advance. At least it's a bit different! So I connected with a guy in a FB group looking to buy some cheap s/w to fix his problem (LTD means one-time payment) this is what he was looking for ... "Is there any LTD WhatsApp CRM that I can use? I am the only salesperson in the company and have over 900 unread messages. Need something that I can use on WhatsApp desktop or WhatsApp web. Preferably something that will connect with Vbout or Hubspot or MailChimp. Thanks in advance." I DMd him and we are talking; seems a nice guy. Turns out he/his family run a whole bunch of decent sized companies selling bulk food commodities, salt, rice, cotton, cooking oil to name a few, from factories and multiple locations including Dubai. He is from and based in Pakistan and like much of that part of the world they use WhatsApp almost exclusively, so his website have a contact form and WhatsApp number. I am based in the UK. The reason he sites as looking to cut costs is that his market is on a huge downturn and he fears the worst. He seems genuinely worried about the future of his family businesses. He is also technical, has programming experience and uses ChatGPT daily. He also has various teams that manage his websites and branding (not that you'd think it looking at his sites). So while I have been focussing on finding local businesses for MCTB and DBR and not sold GHL as a package or affiliate, I suspect that he would benefit from a good number of features that GHl offers. There's the new invoicing and document signing as well. I have a loose agreement for a discovery call in a week or so and can quiz him a bit more then. I know I need to know a lot more about his current software and sales process. He mentions https://www.vbout.com/ which looks to be very capable marketing automation software and not expensive ($100pm) so why isn't he making full use of that? So I'd appreciate some advice here. I fully expect that GHL has all the tools he needs in one package. He can either replace WhatsApp with website chat (AI or not) into booking bot which can send an email and a quote can be generated and sent out. Or he may be able to use the new native WhatsApp feature. He then gets all the goodness from the CRM pipeline and can nurture and close etc. etc. He would also be a candidate for a bit of DBR as well I suspect.
Wait a minute, I’m the one asking the questions here haha. The plan is to suggest he switch from WhatsApp to web chat. Demo him a whole GHL sales funnel based around replacing WhatsApp/forms/email on his website(s) with a sales chat (either standard or AI), that qualifies them, gets their details and adds customer to CRM (replaces Hubspot), tags them accordingly (use the same sub-account across his various sales channels using tags) and drops them onto the sales pipeline. Fires off email to sales team to request a quote. Possibly use GHL for quotes and invoices (in beta right now). Won’t mention this now but don’t see why estimates can’t be automated if we have access to a DB of market prices and shipping costs. All that remains to be done is to decide how to deal with backlog of WhatsApp enquiries. Have some ideas around scanning WhatsApp web with a web scraper but someone cleverer than me, assure to come up with a solution 🙂
@Sohaib Ahmad Would love to know about your Zappier custom integration. I need to find a solution and it appears HL website chat widget is not going to be much help. Replacing SMS with WhatsApp seems to be key here.
Hi folks My name is Istvan, I would say I coach people and I love that. In recent years I coached people on how to gain hands-on skills for different building jobs, how to start their self-employment and gain traction. While I run my martial art club and coach people to boost self-confidence, reduce excessive fear and gain self-defence skills. In the next few weeks, I hope to soft launch one of my online programs: "Worrier to Warrior coaching program help young women who have a history of trauma to live a Fear Free Life without emotional exhaustion in 90 days." This year, I created many courses, their outlines and initial visual representations for myself and others (see attached some visuals). I would be pleased to teach more of these and help people to unstuck (clear their myths) - blank page syndrome - have no clue of tech stuff needed - believe creating a course takes a long time - expensive to do - have to be very creative and talented - limited self-belief that leads -> procrastination etc. I believe anyone has a minimum of one course in them. If you have the commitment and a clear idea to create a course, Go For It. I hope I can help folk here with my expertise and can get help from others to remove my issues ;) I am happy to chat and hear from other action-takers about their stories. Until having an excellent ride to everyone :)
Yo @Ron Gibson every day I login I see most of my notifications are new comments from you! I love the activity, but I also hope you're spending as much or more time actually building your business, how's that going for you?
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@Johnny Lavene As I'm sure you've realised, this is for when you resell the entire platform rebranded as your own. It's an option for all of us is we find a client that is technical and experienced in using software. The risk of course is that since you rebranded it, you have to support it, and support it well if you want to keep the client (overdeliver). I for one would not resell GHL without something like Extendly.