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Work smarter NOT harder…

Here’s the dilemma a lot of face in everyday work life: How to get ahead without working harder!

Look, work already takes up way too much time in our lives.  Studies have shown that we work more now than ever which can be a real detriment to our personal lives. Meanwhile, we all want to get ahead, but is there a way to do it without sacrificing even more of our personal lives to our work?

The answer is…YES!

The first rule of thumb here is that you need to appear to be working harder than everyone else.  One sure way to do this is to make your presence felt in the office even when you’ve left early for the day.  My brother used to grab a fresh cup of coffee around 4:30 pm everyday and leave it on his desk at his office and then leave for the day.

The reasoning is obvious:  Make everyone think he’s still at work, even when everyone else is going home, but maybe he’s in the bathroom or something.  Nice trick, but after a while someone is sure to notice that one.

A better plan on this is to mix it up a bit.  Leave a coffee at your desk one day and your jacket draped over your chair another.  And then, just to keep the hoax alive, actually stay late one night every once in a while!  It’s a pretty good trick.

Second, befriend some of the harder working newbies in the office.

They’re always up for trying to bust their tales to prove to the higher ups that they belong and are on the fast track to success.  This is a particularly easy move when you’ve got a year or two of seniority because any newbie would jump at the chance to grab lunch or hang at the water cooler with one of the more “senior” employees.

Once you’ve gotten in their good graces, propose group work projects.  Then you can slack off a little and let them do most of the work! You’re bound to bask in the light of kudos from the higher ups for this group effort.   Now, it must be said, that I am not actually endorsing this one, but this is how those who attempt to accomplish this feat approach such things!  No one said climbing the corporate ladder didn’t leave some casualties as collateral damage.

Finally, befriend some of the mid level managers.  These guys and gals can make your life a living hell or they can make good things happen for you.  Target the ones who have just been promoted because they still want to seem like “one of the gang.”  Once you get in with these guys and gals, they’ll be sure to help you as you climb over the other losers on that corporate ladder to success!

This all being said, if you are anything like me then one of these days you are going to come to a point where you simply CANNOT stand working for anybody else anymore. I mean really, in less you have a real cushy job that is going to allow you to retire early, what uis the point of working on your career when you can start your own thing and just kick it at home, making more money than your old boss ever did. Sounds sweet right?

Most people are too close minded to even consider that this is a possibility, but like they say if I can do it, why can’t you? I mean it’s not like I’m some kind of genius or something. If you have never considered self-employment there are a lot of options out there. Internet marketing with a sophisticated marketing funnel is definitely one way to go (you can read more about marketing funnels in my Clickfunnels review).

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Don’t sweat the small stuff!

Today I wanted to do a write up for you on a new product that just came out called “ClickFunnels 2.0″ from Russell Brunson.

As you may know, I’ve been messing around online, building websites, building email lists, and building out little cash sucking funnels for quite a few years now, and I can say with absolute certainty that the challenges associated with design and development can really suck all of the fun out of my day if I let them…

Seriously, the time and expense associated with design and building out my sales funnels is a thorn in my side, as it is for a lot of online marketers.  This is exactly what Russell Brunson’s ClickFunnels is designed to help with.  Specifically, it’s designed to help you set up your sales funnel without the need to enlist the services of designers, developers and programmers, or driving yourself trying to learn how to do that stuff for your self from scratch (Pro Tip: you’ll never be able too – DON’T TRY it could drive you completely insane!).

With all the different courses and software platforms out there designed to help reach you business goals, it can be  hard to figure out which ones are actually legit and worth your time.  But when I heard about  ClickFunnels I was PUMPED to take a look, becasue I’ve messed around with a number of landing page builders over the years (like Leadpages etc…) and none of them did all of the things that I wanted them to do!

And like any sane marketer I absolutely love the idea of using a comprehensive, tested and optimized platform to simplify the whole process of setting up my funnels.

Not only that, but I know Russell delivers quality stuff… I bought this book from him a few months ago that explained all of these different split-tests that his company performed (I forget what it’s called as I left it at my office, but it’s something like 101 Split Tests or something like that…) and it was FULL of gold nuggets and I think all I paid was shipping…

Anyhow, he’s been around for years and has been very successful in internet marketing, so naturally I wanted to learn what I can from guys like him who are really the thought leaders of our industry. Anyhow, my hope is that this review can provide you with some insight on Brunson’s software so that you can come to an informed decision on whether it’s worth buying.

Details On Click Funnels…

To keep this relatively straight forward, ClickFunnels is a software platform that allows you to build out every kind of page that you could possibly need for any type of sales funnel that you may want to set up. It’s loaded with customizable templates that you an use right out the box, or if you want to really get creative you can create the pages more or less from “scratch” so you have complete freedom as far as the look and feel and functionality of every page in your funnel…

Basically you just decide what kind of funnel you want, tweak the templates as needed and BAM you just created a brand new funnel in just a few quick minutes without needing to hire any high priced freelancers (who probably could never build pages that look like this anyways!)

Top Reasons Why I’m A Fan…

The Best Templates – You get a wide range of funnel templates to choose from.  For example, you can choose a landing page funnel, a mobile app funnel, a squeeze page funnel, a sales video funnel, or a membership funnel, just to name a few.  Basically, the bottom line here is if you have a business, the platform has a funnel template for it. Like I said I’ve used a number of other landing page builders over the years and ClickFunnels smokes anything else I’ve seen.

Integrations – Obviously, you need your sales funnel to integrate seemlessly with all the other programs and systems you are working with ie. payment processors, email autoresponders, CRMs etc… and from the looks of it ClickFunnels is set up to integrate with all of the most popular platforms like Infusionsoft etc…

Easy Drag-And-Drop Interface – The UI is slick, and super easy to use. YAY!

I’m not alone in digging on this software (obviously) here’s Todd Brown talking about what he thinks of Clickfunnels:

The Verdict:

As I mentioned, the last thing I want to worry about with my business is dealing with all the minutiae of all the technical aspects, nor do I want to pay an arm and a leg to some hot-shot designer.

ClickFunnels fixes this problem and streamlines the entire process.  With all the templates and the ability to tailor everything to suit your particular needs, it couldn’t be any simpler.

Click Here To Check Out ClickFunnels Now!

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