[Automated Follow-Up Breakdown] The Instant Automated Webinar Funnel

Automated Webinar Funnel Map

Automated Webinar marketing can be pretty tricky to pull off. There are a lot of details involved with setting up an automated webinar that feels authentic. In this post I will breakdown a recent funnel I came across that gave instant access to a webinar via Facebook.

Objective

To generate leads by running Facebook traffic to an evergreen registration page and convert them into clients by offering a complimentary consultation session.

Call to Action

Schedule a free consultation

Process breakdown

This registration page is accessed via a promoted Facebook post from the entrepreneur’s fan page. The main benefit of promoting a post via your FB fan page is that your post will appear in the newsfeed instead of on the right side of your timeline where all the other FB ads appear.

Once I clicked on the ad and landed on the registration page, I noticed that the countdown timer shows that the webinar is starting in 1 minute. As soon as I opted-in I was given instant access to attend the webinar. When viewing the webinar the controls were hidden. Disabling me from rewinding, pausing, or fast forwarding the webinar to make it appear as a live event.

Around 50 minutes into the webinar is when the pitch was presented. As the presenter started describing the offering a call-to-action button appeared below the video. This button took me to a page where I could schedule a consultation with the presenter. Once the webinar ended it redirected me to the same scheduling page I would’ve landed on had I clicked the button.

What I like about this funnel

  • Immediacy. The fact that I can register and not have to wait to attend is really nice.
  • Urgency. Seeing that the webinar was starting in 1 minute forced me come to a conclusion quickly on whether or not I want to attend.
  • Automatic Scheduling. I’m a huge fan of online scheduling so it’s always refreshing to see people use it effectively.

What I think this funnel is missing

  • Follow up. In my flow map I show the decision on if they don’t schedule a consultation from the webinar to follow up via email and provide them a few more chances to sign up for a consultation. Unfortunately I received no follow up email at all from this entrepreneur.
  • Qualification. The scheduling page is setup so that anybody that comes across the page can input their information to reserve time. Without any form of qualification in place before hand there’s no way to guarantee the quality of lead. In addition, you run the risk of wasting time on non-qualified prospects that could’ve been spent on a prospect more likely to buy from you.
  • Scalability. Pretty much impossible to scale a business (or process) that is dependent on your personal time. Phone consultations for entrepreneurs are never scalable but could be worthwhile if your lifetime customer value is high enough (which is rare).

What I would test:

Instant access vs. scheduled access. It may be worth seeing if providing FB traffic the opportunity to instantly access the webinar performs better than having them schedule to attend at a later date and receive confirmation and reminder emails.

Tools used

  • LeadPages (aff link)
  • Stealth Seminar
  • Infusionsoft
  • ScheduleOnce

If you’re interested in running automated webinars as part of your marketing strategy I would definitely recommend referencing this funnel. By giving people instant access to a webinar you will be able to quickly see if your webinar marketing is working or not.

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