A sales video is not a lead magnet.

Really.

If you think it is, allow me to introduce you to what a lead magnet actually is:

A lead magnet is an incentive that marketers offer to potential buyers in exchange for their email address or other contact information. 

Lead magnets are usually digital, downloadable content, such as a free PDF checklist, report, eBook, whitepaper, video, etc.

If using video as a lead magnet – you get the email address and then give access to the video. Usually, the video is a quality sampling of the product or service being sold. 

Why Must I Say This?

A recent chat that is similar to many this year:

Them: I need 7 emails please

Me: That’s great! What is your lead magnet and who is your target market?

Them: I am using the video as a lead magnet. Here is the URL

Me: That is a sales page that asks for your email address as you place an order. What did you offer to get their email address in the first place?

Them: I didn’t offer anything. I’m sending them to the video. 

Me: How did you get the email addresses?

Them: From (now you pick one – solo ad, social media ad).

Me: Okay, so how are you going to get the emails I write to them?

Them: ??? 

Me. Did you not understand my question?

Them: No. I just want you to write the emails.

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There is a reason 1000 people get into an online business of some sort and only 1% make a lot of money doing it.

The 1% actually know what they’re doing. 

The 99% say they’re learning from the 1%, but really what they’re doing is – 

  • trying to take a shortcut
  • doing it “their” way
  • don’t believe that what the 1% say works actually works. 

I’ve been in marketing in some capacity for over 30 years. 

I did marketing for major corporations and then went online and did online marketing for small businesses.

I don’t do marketing for other people anymore. I like what I’m doing now. 

-> I write email sequences.

-> I create awesome products for others to use in their marketing and that includes lead magnets, blog posts, videos, and more. 

-> I guide people to resources and people that are the solution to their question or challenge. 

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