In this episode of the podcast, Alex Beadon shares valuable insights into creating a highly converting sales page. She covers six features that are essential for any sales page: using the customer’s language, creating urgency, leveraging testimonials, making the page mobile-friendly, using analytics, and creating a strategic customer journey. Throughout the episode, Alex provides tips and resources for each of these features, including tools like Markup and the Ideal Client Doc. This episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to create a sales page that converts.
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So you want to scale your online business while purposely prioritizing your most joyful, free and luxurious life. This Podcast is your weekly dose of connection and self reflection. As you set strategic intentions along the way, it’s time to prime your mind embrace your pace and take consistent action towards creating what you truly want from your online business without sacrificing the small moments all around you that are so worth treasuring. So take a deep breath, relax, and let’s get you back to where you belong. On purpose. You’re listening to Episode 24 of season two of on purpose with Alex bead, and I cannot believe we’re already at episode 24. I’m so happy that you’re here. Today’s episode is a very special one. Because today I’m going to be speaking to you about your sales page, non negotiables. What are the features of a highly converting sales page that you need to be focusing on if you want to have a sales page that gets people to actually buy, get excited about your offer and sign up. Now, obviously, there’s so much that goes into a successful launch. It’s not just about the sales page, but your sales page is where you communicate the value of your offer. When I look back to my most recent launch, which I spoke about in depth in Episode 20, it was called course launch confessions, my 2023 sales page crisis. And essentially, the problem that I had is that after my my lead magnet experience, when I went to actually go and sell my offer, I built up all of this momentum, there was all of this excitement about the launch, and then opened the doors and I didn’t have anywhere to send them to communicate the value of the offer. And that took our conversion rate from a 10% conversion rate of the sales page to a 2% conversion rate of the sales page. So your sales page matters drastically. Every percent of an increase that you can make on your sales page conversion is going to have a huge impact on your bottom line. So I really hope that this episode inspires you to focus on these six features. Remember that your sales page is a living breathing thing, so you can always make changes to it. It does not have to be perfect. But hopefully this episode gives you some insight into making it the best it can possibly be. I’m also so happy to announce that after working with Galen from local creative, we now have a brand new sales page for together we launch. If you want to check it out, go and find the link either on my bio or you can find it at together we launched.com We will also be including it in the show notes of this episode. But we’re really proud of the brand new sales page and everything that I share in this episode, you’ll see beautifully represented over on that sales page. So definitely make sure to go and check it out. If you haven’t already, let me know what you think I’m really excited for you to see it. I’m Alex speed in your favorite lawn strategist and your guide to the online business world. I’ve had an online business selling digital products since 2011. And I’ve been helping online businesses scale through launching since 2016. I’ve been featured in Forbes and entrepreneur and have worked with clients ranging from solopreneurs to multi-million dollar small businesses. Here at Team Beadon. We pride ourselves on being the industry-leading destination for all things launch strategy, our 12-month program together we launch teaches our signature rinse and repeat launch strategy that has helped course creators and membership owners from all over the world have their best launches yet. Our goal is to give you the tools to create a wildly profitable online business while prioritizing your most joyful life so that you can truly experience time freedom, location, freedom, and financial freedom. Now without further ado, let’s jump into today’s episode about the six features of a highly converting sales page. And I want to tell you that I tried to narrow these down as much as possible to the absolute essentials, there’s a lot that goes into a sales page, but I couldn’t narrow it down any lower than six. So here they are. The first feature is that you are going to use the language of your ideal clients. This is extremely important when we are communicating the value of our offer. And we’re talking to them about their pain points. We’re talking to them about their desired transformation. We’re talking to them about what is the thing that they’re missing that they need help with, that they can find within our offer. A lot of times what I see people do is use expert language because you’re the expert, right? You know a lot about this subject matter. But what ends up happening when we use those expert words and when we use the language that might be a little bit too advanced for them is it turns them off. We want to remember that when we have a sales page and when we’re selling People are looking for any reason to say nope, that’s too scary. That’s too much. It’s not for me whatever, right. So we’re trying to make sure that we’re using language that’s very understandable to them. So I want you to go through your sales page and just keep an eye out for anything that might be too advanced language for them. Now, one of the best ways to do this that I’ve only recently found thanks to the designer that we just worked with her name is Galen, she works at her company, local creative, is a tool called markup. And you can go into markup and basically just give it your sales page URL. And then it allows you to go through your sales page and leave notes along the way of how it could be improved. And I found that this is one of the best, easiest ways to go through and like critique my own sales page. And then I can go through it after when I’m in editing mode, and actually work on the language or whatever the critiques were throughout the page, right. So think about your ideal clients. And hopefully, by now you’ve learned the importance of having an ideal client doc, this is a living, breathing document that you are constantly adding to that allows you to get to know your ideal client even better. So every time you’re having an interaction with your ideal clients, if they use words, and you’re like, oh, that really beautifully describes what a lot of my ideal clients are going through, then you add that into the ideal client document, right. So hopefully, you have one, we have ours inside of notion, you can keep yours wherever you see fit. And that’s a really great place to lean on when you’re going about creating the sales page and trying to find language that they use, and that they will relate to. Okay, so any kind of patterns in the language of what your ideal clients say, how they describe their problems, what kind of solution they’re looking for, make sure to include that within your sales page and make sure that you’re not using language that’s too advanced. Because the last thing we want them to do is look at that sales page and say to themselves, ah, this is too advanced for me, you know, I’ll maybe see this in a few years, or I’ll come back to it later. So that’s the first feature of a highly converting sales page. The second one is urgency. And urgency is so important because it helps people realize that they need to come to a decision and they need to come to a decision fast. I think urgency is extremely kind. And I know a lot of the times people are resistant to using urgency on their sales pages. They’re like, No, I don’t want to give a deadline. I don’t want to do this. I don’t want to do that. To me, like I said, it’s kind urgency is kind to the business owner. And it’s kind to the ideal client. And I’ll tell you why. If you think about the experience of an ideal clients, who is struggling with whatever your offer is going to help them to overcome, that person has probably been struggling with this problem for a very long time. And so you giving them a deadline and letting them know like, hey, I need you to decide by this date. Are you in? Or are you out? Is this a yes? Or is this a no for you. And what I normally like to do is give them some kind of bonus that’s about to expire, or I’ll even give them a little special price I know. And together we launch, you know, every time someone applies, and then they get invited, they get $1,000 discount if they make that decision within the first 24 hours. And I love that because it cuts out the time for me and my team of going back and forth with that person and having to follow up and be like, Hey, where are you at with this. I’ve also been in the position where I myself am a client, and someone has given me a specific amount of time to make that decision. And it has meant so much to me to be able to really force myself to come to the decision. I’m like, I need to decide by the end of today. Is it a yes? Or is it a no. And guess what most of the time, when you give someone a limited amount of time, they’re going to use that amount of time regardless of what it is if you give someone 24 hours, or if you give someone a week, they’re going to take as long as you give them. Another tactic that I’ve been using that I really enjoy is giving people the amount of time that they say they might need so for example, this obviously works different depending on what kind of promotion you’re going through. Or, you know, if you’re doing a launch where your cards only open for a certain amount of days, then you already have that built in sense of urgency. But if you are someone who has the doors open to your offer behind the scenes, so for example, that’s exactly what we have with both together we launch and the strategic offer incubator, I will very often tell people like hey, here’s this special offer. I need you to come to a decision but I know that we’re all busy. So you tell me when would be a good time for you to come to this decision by you know, is it you need three days do you need five days, whatever. The important thing for me is that we have a date that we’ve agreed upon, under which you are going to make that decision by and again, it’s kind to them and it’s kind of Me as the business owner, it’s
like, I don’t want us to be going back and forth. And on this, oh, maybe I will maybe I won’t, I can’t make the decision. I just want you to decide whether it’s a yes or no, I am not going to be offended, I want you to come to the decision that is best for you and your business. And I want to hold space for you and help you come to that decision. One of the biggest compliments that I get when I go about selling together we launch especially during launches, is that I’m so good at holding that space for people and really creating a judgment free zone where I’m like, I’m just here to support you and making the best decision and helping to answer your questions, and just educate you as much as I can, within this period that we have to help you come to the decision that is good and best for you. So urgency is kind of on the sales page, you want to be super clear about what that urgency is what they’re going to lose access to if they don’t make that decision within a certain period of time. And we also love to use countdown timers, they are a great visual tool to show people, Hey, this is how much time you have left. So if you’re not using urgency, definitely consider it. The third feature of a highly converting sales page is testimonials. And actually, this could have probably been the first thing I want to be clear that none of this is in any particular order. But I truly believe that testimonials are if not one of the most important things, it is the most important thing on your sales page. The amount of times that we have launchers joined together, we launch and we take a look at their sales page. And they just have one or two testimonials on that sales page. I’m like, What are you doing? What do we have to do to get you more testimonials? Is it that and this is a case for a lot of them. You have a ton of clients, but you just maybe haven’t done the best job of actually asking for those testimonials? Like what do we need to set up? And how can we create a system and put a system in place to automatically be collecting those testimonials and making them as easy for you and your team to collect as possible. And I don’t just want the kinds of testimonials that are boring, I want high quality, numerical tons of detail, I want it to be so crystal clear for people that this is the type of transformation that’s possible for them. We then together we launch if you go onto our sales page, you’ll notice that there are so many testimonials that are like, I made six figures, I made multiple six figures, I was able to buy my dream house. Those are the types of testimonials that hit home for people because that’s what people want. That’s what my ideal client wants, they want to make more money, they want to buy their dream house, they want to be able to create a better life for their families. And so you really want to make sure that your testimonials are speaking to that, and that you’re not being lazy with your testimonials. So if you don’t have great testimonials, definitely make sure that you’re upping your game in that area. And I want you as well to be very honest with yourself, read through your testimonials and ask yourself Does this make me want to buy because if it makes you want to buy if you’re imagining yourself as your ideal client, like it should cause this certain sense of Spark and excitement inside of you when you read it. So go through and ask yourself, is this an area in which I can improve? And if so prioritize that because the quality of your testimonials is for sure impacting the conversion rate of your sales page. And by the way, I don’t know that I’ve mentioned this. But when I speak about the conversion rate of your sales page, what I’m really talking about is how many people are buying divided by how many people are actually showing up to that page. So purchases divided by unique sales page visits, that’s what we’re looking for. Right. So like I said, normally our conversion rate of our sales page is around 10%. So in our last launch, which again, I mentioned in Episode 20, for it to go down to 2%. It was a massive indicator that the sales page was the problem, right. So make sure that that is something that you’re tracking, if you are launching or not launching evergreen, whatever, make sure that you’re paying attention to that conversion rate of your sales page. I feel like this is a great time to remind you about the launch expansion method. If you are someone who has a course or membership site, and you want to get more people into it, you want to be able to make more impact with the work that you’re doing in the world and you want to have more clout and build a little bit of a reputation around what you’re doing in the online space, then definitely check out the launch expansion method. Inside of that masterclass, I’m teaching you exactly my launch strategy, you’re gonna get a really good overview of what it’s all about what types of things you need to be considering. And it really is an excellent use of I think it’s like an hour long so go and check it out. You can find the link in my bio. I’ll also make sure to include the link here some Were in the shownotes, you can also find it at Alex beadon.com, it’s 100% free, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. So go and check it out. Just imagine how much more powerful you could be if you had the right launch strategy in place. That’s what it’s all about. It’s going to teach you so much about what you need to be thinking about mathematically. And really just kind of making launching sexy and sales sexy. So go and check it out. That’s the launch expansion method masterclass 100%, for free. And I look forward to seeing you there. The fourth feature of a highly converting sales page is that it is mobile friendly. I know everyone says that we’re differently mobile, mobile, whatever, your mobile phone, you want to make sure that people can access your website from the mobile phone. And I want to just remind you that this is the big problem that we had with our sales page, our sales page was ready and good to go on desktop. But the mobile version was a disaster. Right? So I did a little bit of research into this. And we want to remember that most people are on mobile, right? So in fact, 46, no 41.6% of our website visitors to Alex beadon.com, or on their mobile phone. Not only should your website be mobile friendly, but you should be prioritizing it every step of the way of your sales page creation. So we just switched over to show it, which is how we’re designing our websites. And I’m prioritizing making sure that every step of the way we are comparing it to the mobile version. Because if you leave it to the last minute, you know, that’s what ended up happening to us the last time we thought it was going to be easy to just make it mobile friendly, and it wasn’t. So make sure that as you’re making changes to your website, you’re double checking it over on the mobile site version and updating it as it needs to be updated. But you want it to be something that people can look at on mobile and have that same kind of experience that they would have, if they were looking at it on the desktop version. So make sure that you’re prioritizing a mobile friendly version, something that really is just easy for people to access and to use. And that is going to allow them to be able to see all of the same information. The fifth feature of a highly converting sales page is analytics. So as I mentioned to you, we want to be tracking that conversion rate of our sales page, right we want to be knowing how many unique visits is our sales page getting, how many click throughs are the little Join Now button is getting and what is the actual conversion rate that this sales page is getting. So to get the conversion rate, again, you’re taking how many people bought divided by how many people landed on that page, how many unique people by the way, not how many total people. And that’s going to give you a really good conversion rate, that you can compare time and time again, with every single change that you make to your sales page. I believe it was Denise Duffield Thomas who was tracking her sales page conversion rate. And after she did this huge rebrand that she paid a lot of money for to completely redesign her sales page and all of her graphics and branding and everything, she realized that it drastically impacted her sales page conversion rate. So she actually had to go back in and make everything more simple. But if we don’t track these things, we won’t know there’s so much about running an online business. But we don’t need to be walking around with blindfolds on, the more that we can keep our our eyes on the data. And we can use data to make decisions, the better. That’s everything that we teach inside of together, we launch it’s data driven, that keeps it more predictable, and really allows us to have more control. So another thing that you can consider as well when you’re looking into analytics is heat maps. Now this is something that we’ve experimented with a little bit in the past, I want to be experimenting with this more. If you can see, like, How are people using your website? Where are they stopping to read? Where are they spending the most time, that gives you a better idea of where you should be putting your Buy Now buttons and just making your page even more highly converting. So that’s definitely something for you to think about. And then last but not least,
this is the sixth feature of a highly converting sales page. This is that I want you to think about the strategic customer journey. So I want you to go through your page. As I said, use a tool like markup. Go through your page, put yourself in the shoes of your ideal client. And I want you to study your ideal client talk right before you do this, so that it’s fresh in your mind who these people are, what they’re struggling with. Think about people you’ve worked with, who are your perfect ideal clients, and put yourself in their shoes, pretend to be them. And ask yourself, Does this page flow? Does it make sense is the message that I’m trying to convey really coming across, you know, you want to make sure that when they’re on the sales page that you’re not linking them to all these different things. So make sure that there’s not a menu bar for example, like you know how most websites your website probably has to a menu bar, where they can go to the About Me page and go to this page and go to that page, sales pages should not be sending people anywhere else other than to the checkout page. Okay, so that’s one thing, you want to make sure that you’re not sending them to your Instagram account. No, they’re either pressing the X at the top of the window, or they’re pressing by now and they’re going to the checkout page, you want to go through that page a million times and ask yourself, How can I make this better? How can I make this less fluffy? How can I make this more clear? How can I speak their language more? Am I making something here that as they read it, they’re going to be so inclined to buy what I have to offer? Am I communicating the value, read through it once, write your notes and markup, make those changes, read through it again, write down your notes and markup make those changes. A sales page is an ongoing process. And like I said, as you get that data, you can start to test what’s working better, what’s not working better, you know, little things can make a big difference, like the color of your buttons. So these are all things for you to think about. And consider as you are creating that highly converting sales page. I really hope that you enjoyed this episode. Thank you so much for joining me today. If you got this far in the episode, definitely make sure that you send me a DM over on Instagram. You know, I love to hear from you guys. I also just signed up for threads which went live yesterday and I’m loving it. So if you are on threads, head on over and say hello, and let’s have a conversation there. I want to remind you that if you are in the strategic offer incubator, you can hear more about how to collect testimonials in module eight, which is all about analyzing and tweaking your strategic offer. We also talked about testimonials in module five and module six, where we dive deep into how to create an outline your sales page, if you’re not in the incubator yet, and you really want to come out with your first online offer, whether that’s an online course or a membership site, then head on over to strategic offer.com and sign up today we’d absolutely love to have you and if you have any questions at all, just DM me with the word online course. And let’s have a conversation about how I can help you bring that online course to life and get your message out into the world. If you are a together we launch member I also want to remind you that we have an entire deep dive lesson on collecting testimonials in Module nine lesson three. We also have testimonial collection templates and module nine workbook page 21, where you can get access to the exact video guidelines that we send to our clients, and all of the questions that we use as well. Also for our launchers in module seven, where we talk about your launch assets in lesson three, there’s an entire lesson all about creating your sales page. within that module seven workbook, you’re going to get your sales page structure checklist on page 13, you’re going to get the entire checklist of how to design and build your sales page. On page 14. We also offer all of these other types of pages that you’re going to need opt in page etc. We have cheat sheets for those as well on page 15. We also have the sales page copy planner in Module fours workbook on page four. So if you’re in the incubator or and together we launch, there really is no excuse for you to know exactly what to do exactly how to set up your sales page for success. So definitely make sure that you were relying on those resources and going to check them out. And again, if you’re not inside of together relaunch and you really feel like you’d be a good fit. And you’d benefit from having that level of support. Send me a DM with the word together we launch and I’d be happy to talk to you about the potential of having you joined together we launch. I love you guys so much. I am so grateful for the time that we get to spend together every single week. Thank you so much for listening. And I will see you again next week. Next week, we’re still going to be on the topic of sales pages. You guys will know that like this is near and dear to my heart. Like I said in Episode 20. I shared that our sales page conversion rate went from 10% to 2%. And it’s all because of a sales page mistake. And so I am just taking this as an opportunity to focus on bringing the joy of sales pages to the world. And next week I’m going to be interviewing Galen who completely redesigned our together relaunch sales page, she has solved our problem of it not being available on mobile. And the site is actually now live you can go and check it out over on Instagram at Alex Beadon and we’re really proud of what we’ve created there. But next week, I’m going to be interviewing her all about it so make sure that you don’t miss that episode. I love you guys and I will talk to you next week. Have a beautiful one.