My love for seeing people transform into the best of who they are is my passion and purpose.
This didn’t stop the young woman. She worked tirelessly and progressed through the ranks at Macy’s, moving from a sales associate all the way to a vice president. Despite her adverse circumstances, she kept a strong mindset and continually transformed her life for the better. She was determined to be best the version of herself and provide the best life for her children.
“You are looking at this woman,” Joan said to the captivated audience, some with tears in their eyes.
After sharing her moving story and words of encouragement, she found people lined up after the event, eager to book her to speak at other conferences and high schools. Although hesitant about public speaking at first, she soon fell headfirst in love with it and passionately devoted herself to it. She became a well-known inspirational speaker around her community, providing support for other survivors of abuse.
By 2016, she realized she wanted to expand her reach beyond the local level and help more women recovering from domestic violence. She launched a coaching business, Victorious You, where she helps women go from “stuck to success.”
Gained the same number of signups for her coaching program in December 2017 (the first month she implemented Ontraport) as she had for the entire previous year
Launched a landing page and form to attract clients to her free consultation calls
Streamlined consultation appointment scheduling and email follow-up to save time and stop dropping leads
Lead Generation and Lead Nurturing
Visitors to Joan’s website are invited to provide their name and email address to obtain a free resource, a 14-day “Victorious You” Journal. Once the leads opt in, the PDF journal is automatically delivered to their inbox, their contact information is added to Joan’s contact database in Ontraport, and they’re dropped into a sales funnel for lead nurturing.
Before Ontraport, Joan was using a series of tied-together tools for this entire process. When someone previously filled out her form, it would notify her via email, then she would have to wait until she saw the email to add their information to her marketing automation software to get them into an email funnel. She knew she had to stop wasting time between systems. She needed everything in one place, and she found that in Ontraport.
She only needed to set up her delivery process once and, now, every person who fills out her form gets the download and follow-up emails.
With creating these campaigns, the most effort is when you build it but, once it’s in, everything flows smoothly.
Automated Consultation Scheduling
Joan’s time is valuable — and so are her clients. That’s why she doesn't waste any time with tedious email back-and-forth to schedule consulting calls. Joan makes scheduling appointments easy and fast.
Her campaign for her coaching program involves a branded “Work With Me” landing page with a form, built with Ontraport Pages and Ontraport Forms. Clients interested in a consultation call simply fill out the form and then receive an email to schedule the call. The email links them to a Calendly calendar, which is integrated with Joan’s ONTRAPORT account, where prospective clients can easily pick a time and date. The contacts then receive follow-up and nurture emails throughout the coaching experience.
Before she began using Ontraport, Joan was dropping leads and losing track of prospects she’d been in touch with. She had multiple opt-in forms and was manually emailing each person to schedule the consultations and follow up with them. “I couldn’t build my email list because people were opting in everywhere and there were too many separate emails going on. I spent countless hours wasting time, and I lost revenue because of that.”
Streamlined Order Processing
For the first 18 months of her business, Joan was “spinning around like a hamster in a wheel” and using numerous tools to run her business, none of which talked to one another. Joan has since streamlined her sales process entirely using Ontraport.
She shows off her products, including two best-selling books and “Victorious You” T-shirts, on a beautiful landing page. Customers fill out their payment information on an order form, use a drop-down menu to select their items, and submit their order.
Payments are automatically processed through her integrated payment gateway in Ontraport. If the customer ordered a T-shirt, his or her address is added automatically to a fulfillment list, which is sent to the warehouse to prompt shipping of the T-shirt to the customer’s address. The new customer is also automatically sent an order confirmation email, thanking them for their purchase. The entire sales process is completely automated and streamlined, freeing Joan up to focus on improving and growing her business.
It’s a game changer for me. I feel like I’m really running a business now. I look at business in a whole new way.