Have you ever thought about making money from a website? Whether you’re an independent contractor, freelancer, or even a small business owner, there’s a way you can make extra cash flow from something you already do. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic in full swing, more people than ever are looking for ways to make income from home. If you’re a talented marketer, you could launch a website that allows people to ‘click’ or ‘buy’ your products. In this article, I’ll go over the steps you can take to get started with a ‘click-for-sale’ website and how to grow your audience with the ClickFunnels tool.
Why Start a Website for Sale?
In 2009, Shopify (now a part of Shopify Inc.) came up with an idea that would revolutionize e-commerce. They noticed that while most businesses were closed due to the economic downturn, a small number of online stores had managed to remain open. These businesses were able to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales just from people clicking on the buy buttons on their websites.
Shopify observed that most successful online stores used a very simple, yet effective sales funnel. Starting with a highly targeted list of marketing emails, the e-commerce platform developed by Shopify rebranded those emails to become ‘click-worthy’ content. When a user clicks on one of those links or buttons, they’re presented with a thank you page that encourages them to make a purchase. The whole process is highly automated, which allows the owner of the website to focus on growing their business without constant distractions.
How to Use Shopify to Create a ‘Click for Sale’ Website
If you’re looking to create a website for sale, then Shopify has you covered. The platform makes it easy to set up a professional-looking store in a matter of minutes. If you’ve got a knack for design, you could use the tools provided by Shopify to come up with a unique, eye-catching interface for your product.
From there, you can dive into the analytics and understand what’s motivating your audience to make a purchase. With the click of a button, you can update your product catalog with new items and shift gears to start selling to a different audience.
How to Use ClickFunnels to Grow Your Website
Once you’ve got a dedicated store set up on Shopify, it’s time to move on to the next step: growing your audience. To do this, you can use the ClickFunnels platform. With ClickFunnels, you can create landing pages, sales pages, and more to grow your business.
One of the best parts of ClickFunnels is how easy it is to get started. Just pick a theme, name your webpages, and you’re good to go. From there, you can start building your audience by using a variety of tools, including email marketing, to attract, engage, and convert leads into paying customers.
Setting Up Shopify and ClickFunnels
To get started, you’ll first need to sign up for Shopify. After you’ve created a free account, you can continue on to the ClickFunnels landing page. Here, you’ll need to choose a plan. The most basic plan is enough to get started and launches you into a basic shopping cart where you can add products from various online stores.
If you want to take your business to the next level, you can move to the next step which includes a free trial of Shopify’s advanced platform. With this plan, you can integrate e-commerce with your existing website, social media accounts, and mobile apps.
Integration with Your Existing Website
When you choose this plan, you’ll see a confirmation screen that you can use to access your Shopify dashboard. From here, you can dive into the analytics to find the products that are performing the best and use that information to increase your conversion rates. You can also use the platform to run Facebook advertising, Google Adwords, or Amazon Promotions to drive traffic to your website.