Most Online marketers understand the importance of building an email list.
It should be the #1 focus for any marketer that is looking to have a sustainable online business.
To build an email list, you need to capture the emails of potential customers by using a squeeze page, opt in page, or through a pop up window on your website.
There are numerous squeeze page builders in the market that will help you accomplish this lead generation process.
Last year, I purchased a one year membership to Leadpages. Leadpages is a web based service for creating landing pages and email opt in pop ups. I was very impressed with its ease of use and wide variety of free and paid templates. I was able to create pages in under 15 minutes using its’ point and click editor.
Prior to using Leadpages, I used a few different html templates which I edited myself through Coffeecup, a free html editor. Being that I’m not too tech savvy, and definitely not an expert with html, this process took me 3 or 4 hours each time to edit and upload a landing page to my website.
Although the latter method is free, I do not recommend it to someone just starting out online, or to those that have no patience.
The Big Problem With Leadpages, And What I’m Using Instead
Knowing just how painful it was to create my own landing pages, I was determined to find a software that was easy to use, and also saved me time being in front of my computer. So, when I was introduced to Leadpages by a friend, I was instantly hooked. The only drawback with using leadpages, is the price. Back in May, 2015, I shelled out $297.00 for an annual membership…ouch! This really did put a dent in my pocket book, but at the time, I was desperate for a solution. They also offer monthly memberships: $25 a month for the “Standard” package and $49 a month for the “Pro” package.
Although I really enjoyed Leadpages, I don’t feel that it is ideal for someone just getting started online, or for those on a budget. Most newbies are on a limited budget and have no clear direction as to what niche they want to be in, or what steps to take to get their desired results.
What I’m Using Instead
A few weeks before my Leadpages subscription expired, I began looking for a cheaper alternative, but with the same ease of use. To my surprise, I found a few lower priced products that looked really promising. One program that really caught my eye was Profit Canvas, by Brett Rutecky and Michael Thomas. These two marketers are making a killing online, simply doing what they preach. I knew that they are well respected in the Internet marketing community, so I began to do further research into Profit Canvas.
After going through the Profit Canvas sales page, as well as reading a few reviews on it, I decided to purchase it and test it out. This all-inclusive software, which cost me a one-time fee of $67, contains every tool that a newbie needs to hit the ground running.
Inside Profit Canvas
Inside Profit Canvas, you’ll find that you not only get lifetime access to the software, which, in my opinion, is one of the best page builders around, you also get a live webinar presentation software. I know many marketers that spend big money every month on their webinar memberships. The webinar software inside Profit Canvas will eliminate that expense.
Other pieces of software that are built right into the Profit Canvas software are the Video Cash Cow software, Pop Up Anywhere software, as well an A-Z video training library on how Mike and Brett make between $20k – 50K monthly online.
To make this software completely irresistible, they have also included 6 high-quality WordPress plugins with unlimited reseller, giveaway, and plr rights.
In my opinion, the training videos and plugins alone are worth 10 times the price of the software.
Inside the Profit Canvas platform, you will find 5 main tabs.
- Your Pages
- Your Videos
- Your Pop ups
- Your Webinars
Inside the “Your Pages” tab, you will find over 150 amazing web based templates. You can also create a page from scratch if you wish. You have the ability to create sales pages, affiliate promo pages, download pages, webinar replay pages, squeeze pages, and video sales pages. These pages are desktop and mobile formatted with responsive on screen previews.
What I really like about Profit Canvas is its drag and drop ease of use. To start, simply click on the template you desire and customize. You aren’t locked into that template design like some other programs I’ve tried. Customization is extremely easy. Simply click on the component you wish to customize on the template selected, and change to whatever you desire.
Inside the “Your Videos” tab, you will have access to the Video Cash Cow Software. This piece of software is great because it will give you the ability to select any of your YouTube videos, and select from hundreds of amazing lower third graphics that will tell your viewers what to do next: click, optin, buy, and more.
You can also add an opt in form to any video, as well as a Paypal/JVZoo button and a countdown timer. You also have the option to show or hide the video controls, as well as set it to auto play.
The next tab that you will see inside the platform is the “Your Pop Ups” tab. Inside this tab, you will have the ability to create stunning pop ups with pro animated effects. There are over 25 done-for-you templates to choose from, or you can create your own from scratch. These pop ups can be place on any webpage you wish. I was really impressed with the ease of use when creating my first pop up.
With this pop up software, you can overlay opt-in forms, buy now buttons (to your products or affiliate ones), countdown timers, and videos to any webpage. This software alone is priceless.
So, as if all this wasn’t enough, there is yet another tab: “Your Webinars” tab. With this software, you will have the capability to integrate with Google Hangouts and create live webinar presentations without having to pay the outrageous fees that most webinar platforms charge. Plus, with this webinar software, you will be able to see the live attendee list, your Webinar recordings will be saved automatically, and attendees can ask questions in real time. You can also create Webinar funnels with the push of a button.
I haven’t taken advantage of this software…yet. I have plans to implement webinars in my sales funnel in the near future.
Last, but not the least is the “Vault” tab. Under this tab are three sub tabs labeled:
Inside the “training” tab, you’ll find a library of video training that is priceless. It includes:
- General Training
- Affiliate Marketing Training
- Ranking Training
- Product Creation
- Affiliate Income Secrets, a complete training by Mike Thomas.
Inside the “Software” tab there are 6 WordPress plugins with reseller, giveaway, and white label rights. Most marketers like myself, don’t have our own product to sell. With the purchase of Profit Canvas, you will have 6 professionally done WordPress plugins to call your own. This is huge!
The sales page only list 4 WordPress plugins, but the developer recently decided to add two more.
The plugins that are included are:
- Clickbar – This WordPress plug in allows you to put a scarcity bar with a clickable button and countdown timer on any of your posts.
- FB Pixel Insert – This WordPress plugin allows people to quickly and easily add their facebook retargeting pixel to every page/post in their WordPress site.
- Jack Jacker Gold – This WordPress plugin allows you to ‘jack’ almost any website and put clickable links and banners over it.
- Support Chat – This plugin lets you quickly put an interactive live chat box on any WordPress site.
- Facebook Link Post – With this WordPress plugin, you can post clickable call to action graphics to any Facebook group, fanpage, or timeline.
- Mobile Optimize Pro – This plugin makes any WordPress website mobile/Google compliant instantly. It comes in 5 parts: the main plugin and 4 helper themes.
Best Internet Marketing Tool For 2016?
Well, there you have it. I know this post was long, but I really wanted to show you what’s inside of Profit Canvas and the value you get for a low, one-time fee of $67.
One quick point that I failed to mention , was their customer support. I had a few questions when I first got started. Brett personally answered my support ticket within 48 hours. He was professional and very courteous. This type of customer support is really hard to find these days.
I guarantee you that you will not find another product on the market that delivers what you’ll find inside Profit Canvas. It is truly one of the best Internet marketing tools for 2016.
If I had one thing negative to say about Profit Canvas, it would be that I wish I would have found it sooner. It would have saved me a lot of money.
If you are just starting out online, or just simply looking for a cheaper alternative to Leadpages, this software is for you.