Day 11 Introduction
Today was focused on teaching the process of creating squeeze pages. This is a skill that will carry over to many aspects of an online business, so it’s great to have exposure to it early. I struggled with it more than I thought, but the exercise was good to reinforce the steps in my mind.
Day 11 Tasks
Today was simple to explain, but took a little time to execute:
- Create a page to introduce a free download (aka “Lead Magnet”)
- Connect that page to my autoresponder, then redirect to a “thank you” page requesting that visitor confirm their email.
- Have autoresponder send out confirmation email
- Set email to redirect to “download page” once user confirms
To make matters easier, steps 2-4 were completed in an earlier training, so today was really focused on step 1.
Day 11 Observations
As usual, I made things more complicated than I probably needed to, but it was fun to play around with the sequence and make adjustments along the way. For example, if I had followed today’s instructions exactly the “free download” page theme looked different than the “thank you” page which looked different than the “download” page, so I took the opportunity to rebuild all of the pages so they looked consistent.
Then, while testing, I found a few errors with my site, so I made some configuration changes to fix those. All in all, it took me longer than it needed to, but I love that I can learn a new skill, apply it, then go back and fix other items on the site as I am ready.
Building this business isn’t too hard, it just requires patience and consistent focus, which is always a challenge for me.
This marks the end of “Phase 1” of the training. Now I move into the next phase, Product Creation. That should be a ton of fun! Onwards and upwards!!
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