“Hey do you think you could build me a sales funnel?”
How many times has a client come to you asking something like that. Oh, just throw a few email automations together. Set up the tech. Landing page hierarchies. Segments. NBD.
Except it totally is a BD.
Because if you know how to do funnels right they can make both you and your client loads of lovely cash … and be the lever that helps you level up your business. Read on to find out how you can make 6-figures by building premium funnels for your clients.
Hands up: who here got into online service work so they could do boring things that help other people’s businesses look awesome while earning not-as-much-as-you-should?
No need to be shy, if you’re in that kind of situation, you’re far from alone.
But you do need to know that you don’t have to be stuck doing the basics forever — you can absolutely level up and start making 6-fig funnels for your clients … and a 6-fig business for you!
That’s exactly what we’re talking about today. We’re going to get into the exact numbers so you can have the real-talk info about what it takes to play at this kind of level.
Real quick before we dive in — if you already know you want to ease up your workflow, make your clients happy, and make lots of $$$ doing so, check out Funnel Pro.
Funnel Pro is designed specifically for service-based entrepreneurs like you who want to skill-up, level-up, and smash your business goals so you can spend your time doing things you really care about (and making bags of cash doing so!)
Applications are closing this week … so if you’re curious, now’s the time to check it out!
The first and most important thing to know about building sales funnels:
A couple of email automations does not a funnel make.
If you want to upskill and start billing yourself as a funnel expert, a free webinar on how to set up landing pages and segment in ConvertKit isn’t going to cut it.
That’s the way to stay at the “paid by the hour/task monkey” level.
To make the big $$$ you need to actually develop the expertise to set yourself apart and be able to advise on, strategise, and create robust, sustainable, effective funnels that actually make an impact in yours and your clients’ business.
Now, let’s talk numbers.
Let’s say you have someone come in and say, “I need you to build me a sales funnel.”
And you’re like, OK great, that’ll be 5 hours, 10 hours, or whatever.
Now assuming you’re working 40 hours a week on paper — 40 billable hours — chances are you’re actually working about 60 hours a week, which is more than full-time. To make $200K that year, you’re going to need to be charging at least $97 an hour AND working flat-out all the time.
It’s unsustainable — you’re going to hate it within the year. And there’s no way you’re going to be able to bring your best to your clients or make as big an impact as you could.
And, chances are you’re not charging enough right now to even make that possible. Remember, we ran the numbers, you’re not going to get there charging $40 or $50 an hour.
You’d have to double that and work 120 hours a week, which isn’t possible.
Now, the next move most people make is to try to up their prices a little. But let’s be honest, an extra $5 or $10 an hour isn’t going to make it.
The answer isn’t do to more. It’s to do better.
You have to choose to up-skill and up-level, to step away from the task monkey kind of role and into a premium, respected advisor role.
(Which is exactly what we teach in Funnel Pro btw 🙂
If you can start offering premium funnels that really change your clients’ businesses you can start charging a minimum of $5,000 each, and you can usually price your work at $5,000 – $10,000 a funnel, depending on how complex they are.
Now that number might sound HUGE, depending on where you’re starting — but to the right client, that funnel is so valuable, it’s a no-brainer.
Here’s the really cool part:
The way we teach funnel building in FunnelPro, you can easily build two of these a week, it not three. We get really down into the nitty gritty numbers on the podcast, so be sure to listen to hear an exact numbers breakdown. But long story short?
It is absolutely possible to earn 6 figures building funnels for your clients without working yourself into the ground.
In fact, you can work less and earn way more.
Want to know more?
We talk alllllll about this in FunnelPro, and we’d love to have you as a part of the next cohort.
Applications are closing THIS FRIDAY, January 13th, so do check it out — because let’s be real, do you really still want to be doing scutwork come March?