Writing my first eBook was a big deal. I’ll never forget the feeling I had when I published it on my website and I watched as the downloads went up and up and up. The feedback was awesome and I truly felt a sense of achievement. That was my first big ass lead magnet that doubled my list in six months.

Since then, I’ve created tons of lead magnets. Some of them have fallen flat. Other have made a significant impact in my lead generate efforts. Today, we’re going to explore the five key elements of a high converting lead magnet. The number one thing that will lead to your high converting lead magnet is research. Yes, boring, old, lab coat research.

See, you have to find out what your audience wants most. You can do this by creating polls inside Facebook groups. If you don’t have your own group, choose a group where the profile of the group members closely matches the profile of your ideal client. It’s not your favourite group, it’s your ideal client’s favourite group where you need to ask the questions.

The second thing that leads to your lead magnet being devoured is they have to be able to consume it within 5 to 10 minutes. You don’t have to write war and peace and you definitely don’t have to change their entire business or life in one go. You just have to solve one problem for them that demonstrates that you have the authority to help them create the success they want. Checklists, cheat sheets, blueprints, lists, swipe files and eBooks are all good option.

Number three, get your lead magnet laid out and professionally designed. A lead magnet that looks pretty and has your professional branding on it creates authority immediately. You increase the trust your client has in your capability and you become one step closer to signing up a paying client. You don’t have to spend a fortune hiring the best designer you know. Go to Fiverr.com or Upwork.com and get someone who’s competent who can handle your job and who understands your brand but it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Number four, have a follow-up plan. Your lead magnet is only the start of the relationship with a person who downloads it. What is your plan to turn that person into a client? What emails are they going to receive after they download it? How are you going to add even more value to them so that they get to know, like and trust you? What is the offer you’ll be making to them to turn them into a paying client?

Your lead magnet is the start of your sales funnel. Your offer is the end. Make sure you have a plan for what goes in the middle. Number five, promote, promote, promote. Put your lead magnet everywhere your ideal client interacts with you. That includes your website and every social media platform you have a presence on. Do a huge push when you just launch your new lead magnet and then create social media posts that you can periodically use to remind people about your awesome free thing you’ve got for them.

There you have it, folks. Five easy steps to creating a high converting lead magnet. Don’t be afraid to play around and taste different options until you land on the one that works best for you and your ideal customer. The most important thing is that you keep taking action. Share this video with an inspiring online marketing superhero who’s creating their first lead magnet right now. Have a Facebook fabulous week. Bye.