How To Create An Automated Sales Funnel – Updated 2018

Have you ever wanted to build an online business that works for you? Then an Automated Sales Funnel is for you.

The great thing about being a Lifestyle Marketer is that you can build a business that works for you.

Rather than spending 40 hours a week building a business for someone else, you spend your time building your own business.

That’s perfect if you have time but what if you are just starting out, well Automated sales funnels could be the answer.

Having the work/life balance that’s best for you is important once you have set up your Automated funnel you’ll only need 20 or 30 minutes a few times a week to test and tweak it and ensure it’s growing your income.

Put bluntly creating an automated sales funnel should be a big part of your business, they can be lifechanging.

These simple “Automated Selling Machines” are:

  • Simple To Create
  • Cheap To Build (no fancy tools required)
  • Easy To maintain
  • Scaleable
  • Doesn’t Require Many Tech Skills

I am going to show you how to create a simple automated sales funnel that will allow you to sell any product (affiliate or your own product) with very little input from you on a day to day basis.

That simply means that you can spend as long or as little as you want each day sending traffic to your automated funnel and then testing and tweaking to increase conversions.

The criteria for creating a profitable online business is:

1. It should be easy to set up
2. It should be simple to run on a day to day basis
3. It should be scaleable
4. It should be repeatable

The first two are self explanatory. Scaleable simply means that you should be able to grow it as and when you want to.

Repeatable means that you can take your online business model and apply it to any other niche you may be interested in getting into.

The business model I am about to show you fulfills all four criteria.

You can set this smart funnel up in a few hours, it takes anywhere from 5 minutes to check your stats every day to 30 minutes to test some changes.

The more traffic you drive to it, the more it grows.

You can clone your successful funnel and apply it to any niche.

Furthermore, you can use this sales funnel to sell almost anything. Affiliate products, your own products, physical products and digital products.

You imagination is the only limiting factor.

You Only Require 3 Things Build Your Automated Sales Funnel

  • A Great Piece of Content
  • A Content Upgrade
  • An Email Sequence

That is all there is to it, told you it was simple.

I firmly believe that the key to success online is to give each asset you have one single job. .

Each article should be designed to accomplish one task such as get an optin or drive traffic to a pillar post.

Each email sequence should sell a single product. If you have 2 products to sell then have two email sequences.

By keeping things simple we can ensure that we can see what’s working and what isn’t.

I love simple!

The Automated Sales Funnel Business Model:

In the automated sales funnel each of the 3 items has a very specific role to play.

  • The article is designed to get people to opt-in for the content upgrade.
  • The content upgrade is designed to get people into an automated email system.
  • The automated system emails are designed to engage with the users.

Done right this model can be incredibly successful.

So successful it’s actually the model that most well known marketers use. (Amazing they sell other methods but use this method.. go figure!)

I’ve created a short training course that shows you how to set up your first Automated Sales Funnel. It consists of 3 X 8 minute videos delivered daily followed by a short bonus video where I show you how to take this to the next level.

This is the exact model that was used to build a $1.3m online business.

So if you are serious about building an online business that doesn’t require lots of tools, Have very few tech skills required and is scalable then click the image below.

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  1. [email protected] on June 21, 2016 at 10:42 am


    This is a very simple interesting approach – thanks. However when I went to pause the video to do a bit of exercise it closed the video and went to this page and now I’m unable to continue where I left off in fact I now can’t get back to the video.

    Hope you can help


    • Mark on June 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      There shouldn’t be an issue, you can also scroll forward using the time bar in the video

  2. [email protected] on June 21, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I’m now back in – thanks. Hope I can get back after submitting this comment.

  3. Mark on June 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Cool.. let me know if you have any issues I can’t see any outages logged so it may have been a 3rd party issue

  4. Sean S on September 15, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    4 hours later and I’m still on your blog. It’s 4am and I need to sleep. Thanks a lot for keeping my ass awake with this AWESOME info 🙂 Seriously that webinar was GOLD! I basically feel obligated at this point to at least buy something from you through an affiliate link or something haha. I’m sure I will.

    It’s all a blur, but I think I originally got to your site from the Active Campaign vs Convert Kit article that I found organically on Google. I am curious to know if I can set this up with Convertkit because I am trying to keep things as simple as possible. (Active Campaign does seem awesome, but a lot more going on there)

    • Mark on September 23, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Convertkit Is perfect, for setting up funnels, I now use it for all my funnels.. glad you liked it!

  5. Mishra K. on July 20, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Hello! I too found your site from the Active Campaign vs. Convert Kit blog! This was very helpful. I have tried this kind of thing before and didn’t create the success that I was looking for. I’m hopeful that by using these strategies, I will be much more successful this time! Thanks so much!

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