Sept 1 – 30, 2015
Gotta love this passive income stuff eh! Though our passive income did decline slightly $1,112 vs. $1,182 in the month of August. This is with us only releasing two templates in the month, AMAZING!! Once again the customer service strikes again as I am spending a lot of time answering questions and trying to keep all our customers happy though the questions we are getting are really more technical because the how-to section is really helping. Although this looks like our income is pretty much stabilized at around $1k with the templates we have out there but we expect a nice jump in sales in the month of October, so stay tuned.
I also would like to welcome our sister Ali Shadle to the TemplateLauncher.com team. She is the one who CRUSHED the two templates we sent out this month (Steve Jobs Favorite Template and Five Star Restaurant Landing Page) and that was with her working part-time, so full-time Ali will be ridiculous. WE ARE PUMPED!!
Further, we think its time…TIME TO ADVERTISE!! We have some advertisements in the works for October which we think will drive potential customers to the site. Just wait everybody this will get interesting but we have gone through some of the on-line learnings, not only on LeadPages.net but have bought some other educational lessons in order to help us advertise the hell out of TemplateLauncher.com.
As noted in the previous post we are experiencing a bottle-neck in the design portion of the process but through discussion and thought we are totally going at that full-throttle and are instituting a PSD (PhotoShop Document) policy on our custom templates driven by paid advertising traffic. This will just mean that for anyone who buys a custom template from the advertising leads we obtain will be charged extra depending on the amount of design work that we will need to perform. THOUGH DON’T WORRY, OUR ORGANIC CUSTOMERS DRIVEN BY LEADPAGES.NET WILL NOT BE CHARGED THIS EXTRA AMOUNT RIGHT NOW AND OUR INSIGHTS WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE PSD OR NOT AT NO EXTRA CHARGE.
CLIENT TEMPLATES LAUNCHED
We launched three new custom templates this month. You can see some of the custom templates we have built for people here, just click on any of the templates which have a price of $500 on them. None of these are available via sale except for one which we have built for Dr. Jarod Carter which you can check out in this link.
Speaking of Dr. Jarod Carter we thought that his testimonial was so great that we would share it with you all here, this will be included on our advertisements as well but check it out.
“I have been burned so many times when it comes to hiring out design and programming projects. What an incredible breath of fresh air it was to work with Lee and the templatelauncher.com team. It helps so much when a designer actually has a great eye for design. What a concept! When you combine that with solid programming skills, you get a product you’re extremely happy with and you get there with minimal revisions. That was my experience with these guys and I will absolutely use them again. Can’t recommend them enough for your custom Leadpages needs.
– Dr. Jarod Carter, www.drjarodcarter.com
Awesome, right?! Just thought it would be cool to note that people are appreciating the time I am spending doing customer service, that made it totally worth it.
This month we launched 2 internal templates as well as 3 client templates. Once again I have to thank my sister Ali who just crushed the two internal templates which you can see below.
Internal Templates Launched:
Also, we are giving you the access to see the custom templates built, which includes Dr. Jarod Carter’s just by pressing here you can see all of them (just look for the $500 price tag).
Unfortunately, I have been swamped and could not build functionality into our processes. This is mostly due to our mother having a bone marrow transplant (that’s another chapter, for another book) during the month which slowed process quite a bit. Though I’ll trade a slow month of development for a mother who just destroyed Leukemia like it was her job. The toughest lady I have ever met I don’t know how she got this tough, probably from raising the four of us troublemakers, but she is home now and doing AMAZING!!
A huge shout out to the anonymous bone marrow donor from everyone here at TemplateLauncher.com. I also would just like to say that you are an amazing person giving up so much time for someone you have never met. I hope that everything went as well on your end as it did on ours and I am eternally grateful that there are people in this world like you that continue to make it better.
The lesson for the month was that distractions definitely cost sales. Even with passive income if you don’t spend the time to continue to grow your offerings and watch everything going on, you will see a slip. But, as noted above totally worth it for a healthy mom, family will always come first but keeping a better eye on the ball is definitely a sales driver.
Below is a screenshot from the Stripe dashboard for the dates of September 1 – September 30, 2015 that shows the sales for the month!
Top Sales Day – $80
A bit down from last month’s high of $88 as our largest day was $80. But dang it I like it!