Lately we have been discussing sales funnels and how they help create a fantastic action plan for your business. To go along with this, we decided it was a good idea to break down the stages of a sales funnel into an infographic that is easy to read and digest.
Sales Funnel Infographic
In this post we will discuss the different levels of this funnel and the types of actions you will take, and try to get your users to take within that level.

The Different Levels of the Sales Funnel

The different levels of a sales funnel vary from marketer to marketer. Since I am Inbound Certified with Hubspot, I have chosen to use their categories to define the different levels of the funnel.

The 4 levels of the funnel are Attract, Convert, Close, and Delight.

Let’s take a look at what we can do within each level to get people to move farther down our funnel, and what actions we are looking visitors and customers to take at each stage.


Attract Sales Funnel Stage

The goal of the Attract stage is basically brand awareness. You want people to know that your brand is out there, and that you have some answers to their problems.

We are not marketing our products here.

What we do in this stage is put out content in a blog post, on social media, in a podcast, video, etc. that answers a question that your target market may have.

You can also pay to drive traffic to your site.

Paid traffic comes from venues like search ads, banner ads, Facebook ads, LinkedIn Ads, and the list goes on.

The sweet spot is to be found organically and drive results that way, but it’s not always so easy to rank for certain keywords.

There is no shame in paying to drop people into your sales funnel.



Convert Sales Funnel Stage

Once people are aware that your brand exists, and you have helped them in some way, it is time to convert.

Conversion items are things such as email opt-in lists, surveys where you have to enter your email for results, teaching someone through a webinar, having them fill out a form of some type, getting them to make a low-dollar purchase, or maybe download a free guide or e-book.

The goal is to get them to transact with you.

If they are willing to make some kind of transaction, you are pulling them further into the funnel.

Now a transaction doesn’t always have to be monetary. As you can see in the infographic, provided an email for a free guide is also considered a transaction.

If they are giving you something, they are showing trust.



Close Sales Funnel Stage

Once the visitor has transacted with you in some way, it’s time to close.

Closing includes sales and order pages for higher ticket items, staging a meeting with the client to close the sale in person, and reaching agreement via email or on the phone.

Closing is the lifeblood of your business.

If you aren’t able to close, you aren’t making the kinds of sales you need to keep your business alive.

One would think that closing is the last stage of the sales funnel, but there is one more.



Delight Sales Funnel Stage

After your visitors have made a conversion with you, it is now time to delight them.

What is the next stage in their journey?

What do they need to learn to meet their next goal?

Teach them more in-depth knowledge on your subject and bring them back around to another product offering that you have.

If you don’t know what else they may be looking for, ask!

The point here is to keep providing value even after the initial transaction.

It costs more to get new clients then to retain clients, so keep them in the loop and delighted.

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The Ultimate Sales Funnel Program

Curious about what program I used to design the funnel featured in this article?

It’s called Funnelytics and it’s a powerful marketing tool that allows you to map out and analyze your marketing funnels.

It’s free to map out your funnels, and they provide awesome upgrades.

Funnelytics Free Funnel Mapping Tool

Upgrades include implementing analytics, and also The Vault. With The Vault you have access to the funnels of top online marketers who have made millions from their sales funnels.

Go ahead and read my in-depth analysis and review of Funnelytics, or sign up for your free account below.

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