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In all honesty I’m not sure how I feel about writing this post. You see I’ve always been very upfront that in the world of the internet I prefer to buy instead of renting. I’ve built websites for 2 decades & always used open source systems because I’ve wanted my clients to own their sites & have tfull control over them. My preferred option has always been to build websites in wordpress (although way back in the early days of data driven websites I did build a few sites in Joomla). Don’t get me wrong – there are a number of proprietary platforms on the market that are good value for start-ups – Squarespace & WIX come to mind, but I’ve found they are not always complete solutions these days.
A few years ago I started Enterprise by Design because I wanted to give new or young businesses the skills & knowledge to get their online branding & marketing up & running quickly, ready & able to compete online. It’s no secret that my plan was to launch courses & even a membership. I quickly found that I had a whole lot of learning to do to get me up to speed in this expanding world of online learning.
A whole new world of tools to help us market & sell had been born. Everywhere I went I read about automation using sales funnels, automated email platforms like mailerlite, active campaign & mailchimp – & that was even before I tackled the whole question of what platform to build my courses in if I was not to use a WP course plug-in – good golly there was everything from Udemy, to sophisticated platforms like teachable & thinkific. Then I learned I needed separate tools to upload my training videos to, like youtube & vimeo. And I needed ways my clients could book meetings with me like calendly & book like a boss (which I use daily).
And guess what, when my credit card statement rolled around – it was full of subscriptions to this or that tool that I needed to help automate my new business so I could market & sell my knowledge!
Therein lies the problem
Whatever you are planning to sell – memberships, courses, goods or services there is a plethora of each tool available to confuse you. They all look similar until you know what you don’t know. If you’ve spent anytime here your know that one of my favorite quotes is by Donald Rumsfeld … “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.”
That was until last week when I discovered the groove digital set of tools. OMG, this is the swiss army knife for digital marketers. Of course I did my due diligence:
- I signed up for the free plan
- I joined the facebook group
- I watched tutorials
- I did a costing analysis
The way I saw it, it was a no brainer when I put the cost of one set of tools against individual tools.
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I don’t want you to take my word for it & blindly jump in with-out knowing what you are getting yourself into, so I’m going to video me building a funnel from start to finish using Groove Funnels. Look over my should as I go through the though process.
The only tool I’ll use outside of GROOVE FUNNELS is canva to create my images.
How’s that for a deal – don’t even think twice – sign up so I can let you know when I’m ready to start the trainings.