Phone Followup is the brilliant creation of Joel Therien, Mike Potvin, Mark Call and Ken Hammond. The genious behind the scenes is one of the best programmers in he world who's name shall remain silent :-) (we wouldn't want someone else trying to steal our programmer, now would we?).
How does it work?
Well, as you know, email marketing is still one of the best ways to build your business online. You may also be aware that email marketing alone can be ineffective.
Imagine this ... your visitor subscribes to your list from your website and immediately receives a personal voice message OR ... a personal TEXT MESSAGE from YOU!
Statistics tell us that 95% of people who have cell phones, read their text messages right away ... compared to 22% of email readers!
I'm sure by now you can see how Phone Followup can enhance your results and really build that 'Know, Like Trust' factor.
Setting up Phone Followup is so simple, anyone can do it, regardless of your experience.
Best part of Phone Followup to me is that it is connected directly to my GVO eResponder (You can also choose Aweber or GetResponse - my choice is GVO).
Below, I will walk you through the steps to setup your Phone Followup account to connect to GVO eResponder and to promote Earth Friendly Biz (you can replace EFB with your main program).
In this exercise, our focus is going to be on TEXT MESSAGES only. If you wish to use the Voice messages, you will need to record or upload a recorded message.
STEP ONE: Signup for Phone Followup
Once registered, check your email to confirm your account. You must confirm your account to gain access.
RECOMMENDATION: I suggest you use a Gmail account to register with Phone Followup.
STEP TWO: Purchase Credits
From inside your Phone Followup members area, click on Buy Credits at the top of the page. You will have three options to choose from.
Voice & Text Followup
You can try the entire system for 30 days for just $4.95. After 30 days, you will pay $49.95 for either Text or Voice followup or $69.95 for the Text/Voice system.
STEP THREE: Verify your caller ID number
You will need to enter your phone number (Cell Phone) into the system. This is the number that your recipient will see for return messages. It's really simple. Just enter your cell phone number then wait for the message from your phone and enter the code supplied.
STEP FOUR: Setup Your Auto-Responder Campaign
Since we are focused only on the use of Text messaging in this review, we will skip the Recording of a Voice message and go directly to setting up your Text Campaign.
You will need to set aside a bit of time for this section as you will need to setup your Autoresponder campaign as well.
Login to your GVO back office at http://www.gogvo.com/affiliates (if you are not a member of GVO, you can join here http://janetlegere.gogvo.com)
Click on the eResponder icon on the left.
Click on Campaigns, Add a Campaign.
In this example, I am calling my campaign EFB as I am going to use this to direct people to our Earth Friendly Biz funded sponsoring system.
When setting up my campaign, I set my redirect URL to Step 2 of our EFB system as our visitor has already filled out a form. You will set your redirect URL to the program or business website you are promoting.
Once your campaign is added, you need to setup the Optin Message and your Followup message.
EXAMPLE OF OPTIN MESSAGE
SUBJECT: Thank you %%SubscriberFullName%%, please confirm
Once your Opt-in Message is set, you need to add a followup message that your subscriber will receive once they confirm their email address. You will edit this message to reflect your business.
Thank you for visiting my website
and subscribing for more info.
Please click the link below to confirm
your email address and be added to
our in house list.
I look forward to sharing with you,
the tools and resources that work
Internet Training Expert
EXAMPLE OF FOLLOWUP MESSAGE:
SUBJECT: Thank you %%SubscriberFirstName%%
Janet Legere here with a quick followup
to say thank you for subscribing.
When you confirmed your email address,
you were directed to our Earth Friendly
Biz funded sponsoring system.
What is a funded sponsoring system?
Simply put, it's a program that creates
multiple streams of income while sharing
your primary business with your prospects.
Our system is easy to follow and simple
If you didn't join yet, you can try our system
Add me to Skype and let's chat. My Skype
ID is janetlegere. I look forward to chatting
Make it a great day,
Internet Training Expert
STEP FIVE: Your Text Ad Campaign
You will edit the above message to reflect the business you are promoting with your list.
Ok, now we are back inside the Phone Followup members area and ready to setup our actual Text campaign.
Click on My Campaigns
Click on Text Opt-in Campaign
What would you like to name your campaign?
Enter something relevant to your campain. In this example, I am setting up a campaign for Earth Friendly Biz so I entered EFB as my campaign name. You will call it something relative to your business or service that you are offering.
Enter Text To Send In Welcome Message?
This is where you enter your text message that your subscriber will receive on their cell phone. You have 100 characters.
Thank you for subscribing to my list. Reply to this message and let's connect. Janet Legere
What Page Do You Want To Send Them To After They Optin?
the HTTP:// is already listed, you enter only what come after:
You will put the link to your business or opportunity here.
Which Auto-Responder Do You Want To Add?
Now you can choose between three separate professional autoresponders. GVO, Getresponse and Aweber. We are choosing GVO. Setup for GetResponse and Aweber will be similar. We recommend you join GVO through your sponsor once inside your Phone Followup system.
Select GVO from the drop down menu
Enter your GVO username (mine is janetlegere)
Enter your GVO Campaign name (mine is called EFB) NOTE: it must be EXACT!
You will be presented with a Form Code to add to your website. Simply copy it and paste it to your Text Widget on your blog, to the html of a blog post or to the html of your static website.
We are adding it to our Earth Friendly Biz blog. If you are using Wordpress (easy to setup with GVO), it is very simple to add a Text widget with your form code to your Blog.
Check out Phone Followup in Action at