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April 15, 2010

Why Does a Coach Need an Autoresponder?

email-broadcastsCoaches –do you need to automatically respond to inquiries, sign ups and the like? Do you need to communicate with your clients and potential clients? Could you benefit from the ability to automate a marketing campaign? The answer is a resounding yes! Of course you need to automatically respond, of course you need to communicate with them, of course you want to maximize your marketing efforts and having an autoresponder can allow you to do just that.  An autoresponder is a program that automatically responds to a filled in contact form, sign up box, or even simple email, automatically sending an email or a series of emails, in the case of a marketing campaign, to a client or potential client.

The autoresponder does the work that you would normally do by automatically sending a response via email using a program that you set up a head of time to send off the information that you input into it. The message or messages you create can be sent via the specific terms you set up, from the moment after the client inputs their information to days or weeks later.

After all, as a coach you want to be prompt with responding to your clients and potential clients so that they know just how important to you they are. We've all experienced the scenario of filling out a contact form or sending an email and not receiving a response for hours or even days. This can be disheartening to a potential or current client causing them to loose confidence in you as a coach. With an autoresponder in place you will not have to worry about being available and at your computer all day everyday, but you can still be prompt with your response to your clients and potential clients allowing their confidence in you to remain and to even grow.

The email response they initially receive may be generic in form, but it will help them to know what they can expect from that point forward and can even help you as a coach to collect additional information from them or to share additional information with them.

As a coach you may very well need to collect a survey or application form them if they are seeking a free consultation or even an additional consult, an autoresponder has the ability to automatically send them the survey or form that they must fill out to move forward.

In addition to this, you can use the autoresponder in marketing campaigns that you create such as e courses or free reports that are delivered automatically upon sign up via the autoresponder. This is a great way to transform your promotional efforts while saving you time, but still allowing you to be effective.

Autoresponders can truly enhance your business allowing you to market to, locate and impress your clients taking your business to new levels.

Coaches need ecommerce solutions too! Contact me for a free 15 minute ecommerce solution consultation, I look forward to answering all of your questions.

Regina Baker -  Ecommerce Solutions Expert

Regina Baker - Ecommerce Solutions Expert

Regina Baker is the co-creator of Wahmcart and the Ecommerce Solutions Expert for Group Coaching Mastery.  She created Wahmcart as a full ecommerce software solution for work at home moms without the huge price tag. She's dedicated to educating the small business individual (sole proprietors) and companies with ecommerce solutions that will allow them to work smarter, not harder while at the same time providing an affordable solution that the “average” person can afford.   More about Wahmcart

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January 12, 2010

Are You Digital Download Ready?

secure digital downloadIf you’ve purchased a report, audio or ebook, then you’ve experienced what a digital download is. The great thing about being a digital product owner is the fact you get to set your own price.

A digital download is a text, audio, or video file that buyers can download instantly onto their hard drive and access immediately. Instead of waiting until tomorrow afternoon to run to their favorite book store, they log in at 3 o’clock in the morning when they can’t sleep and download a book on the topic they want. Poof! Instant cash to your Paypal or other merchant account.

As a Coach, you can create eBooks, eReports, eCourses and Audios to compete with tangibles. You’ll charge a lot more, but you’ll be able to pay your affiliates a lot for their efforts, too.

If you’re not a writer and prefer a different type of product creation for your digital download, you can choose to create a series of MP3 files – audio tutorials that teach your topic to a paying audience. The public loves information they can digest on the go using their iPod or other electronic gadgets.

You can also use a tool like Camtasia and create video productions as your product creation tool of choice. Some people prefer to watch a lesson rather than read it. With both audio and video digital downloads, your price point can go beyond the borders of what text info products can pull in.

Once you’ve created your product of choice, you then create a secure download link for buyers to receive once they’ve purchased.

Digital Download Options

If you haven’t acquired a full feature secure shopping cart service, you can put the download on your domain, create a autoresponder message and attach the file to that message or you can manually send the document each time a customer purchases.

Digital Download BusinessAll of those things mentioned above are solutions, but not very good ‘secure’ solutions. Having a secure shopping cart service that offers a secured digital download feature, not only provides a seamless way of offering your products, it also enables you to capture the name and email addresses of your customers and immediately send them a receipt along with a thank you message.

Now you have a way of not only building a customer list, but also a way to communicate with them on a regular basis telling them about your new products, special sales or anything else you want to share with them.

You'll also find that when you use a secure shopping cart for your site, your customer's information will be protected as well. Shopping cart software will come with a security layer that allows your customer to feel protected when it comes to making sure that their purchases and their method of payment is intact. You'll never have to worry about the idea of your customers getting ripped off or hacked in this fashion. Their information is important to them, so it should be important to you too.

Contact me for a free 15 minute ecommerce solution consultation, I look forward to answering all of your questions.

Regina Baker - Ecommerce Solutions Expert

Regina Baker - Ecommerce Solutions Expert

Regina Baker is the co-creator of Wahmcart and the Ecommerce Solutions Expert for Group Mastery.  She created Wahmcart as a full ecommerce software solution for work at home moms without the huge price tag. She's dedicated to educating the small business individual (sole proprietors) and companies with ecommerce solutions that will allow them to work smarter, not harder while at the same time providing an affordable solution that the “average” person can afford.   More about Wahmcart

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November 2, 2009

Is it Time For a Shopping Cart?

When you first started your internet based business you were probably introduced to the simplicity of using PayPal ‘buy it now’ buttons to sell products and services from your website.  It’s easy, there’s no cost in setting it up and PayPal is used by a wide range of internet shoppers so it really is a great place to test out a new idea.

Once you launch your product or service and know that you’re going to be selling online long term, it is time to move past PayPal buttons. The main problem is that there is way too much manual work involved in processing payments and communicating with your customer. You need a time saving solution that will set you up for business growth.

wahmcart-shopping-cartYou need a shopping cart with the tools and features that will help you to automate your business, organize your products and services and stay in touch with customers and leads as well.

Most merchants when faced with this realization have some fears about the technology and concerns that they won’t be able to find a shopping cart that blends in well with their existing website. They have visions of complicated scripts with limited abilities for customization. The good news for merchants in business is that they don’t have to go in that direction at all.

A full featured ecommerce shopping cart with all of the necessary tools can be found in Wahmcart. Wahmcart is an ecommerce system for small business owners. It provides a shopping interface that works with any kind of website. As a matter of fact, adding the shopping cart links to your website is a lot like adding PayPal buttons – only even more easy to blend into your theme.

Once you implement a quality shopping cart system into your business you are on your way to being more organized and you’ll waste less time doing things manually. You’ll find that your time can be better spent on money making activities rather than in tedious administrative tasks and customer service follow up because Wahmcart provides you with more than a shopping cart. It includes unlimited autoresponders (mailing lists) and a full fledged affiliate management system.

Got questions about shopping carts?  Feel free to contact me for additional information.

Regina Baker - Ecommerce Solutions Expert

Regina Baker - Ecommerce Solutions Expert

Regina Baker is the co-creator of Wahmcart and the Ecommerce Solutions Expert for Group Mastery.  She created Wahmcart as a full ecommerce software solution for work at home moms without the huge price tag. She's dedicated to educating the small business individual (sole proprietors) and companies with ecommerce solutions that will allow them to work smarter, not harder while at the same time providing an affordable solution that the “average” person can afford.   More about Wahmcart

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