The amount of software available for internet marketers can be overwhelming.
How many different tools have you recently seen when it comes to the following?
- Landing pages and sales funnels.
- Email marketing autoresponders.
- Even webinars.
It’s like an endless sea of software tools being offered to you, and you need to make sure that you make the absolute best choice for you and your online business. So in today’s article, I’m going to show you how to take advantage of one of the most powerful aspects when it comes to software.
Be sure to continue reading for all of the details.
Internet Marketing Software And (Free) Trials
Software companies are smart nowadays. They know that in order to get customers to pay monthly, they need to at least make sure that you test what they have to offer. With that being said, there are two types of trials when it comes to software.
The good news about free trials is that they obviously don’t cost anything. Even better, sometimes you don’t even need a credit card to get started. You just enter your name and email. There are also demos, but these usually don’t require you to enter any type of information. Trials are better because you can actually get a feel for the software yourself.
Here is what you’ll need to do in order to effectively use a software trial.
Get Your Trial Duration Extended
While this isn’t always going to work, it certainly doesn’t hurt to ask. Sometimes, you just might need more time when it comes to testing out the software. After all, learning anything new takes time. So all you need to do is send an email to support and ask if they can simply extend the trial duration.
Whether it is going from 14-days to 21-days or even 30-days, the extra week or so can really help you out. To make your life easier, there will be a few software companies that secretly offer an extended trial.
Kartra is a great example of this. The company allows you to double the testing duration for making sales funnels.
For other companies, it might take some research, or as previously explained, simply reach out to support
to see if they can assist you with the process.
Test The Most Relevant Software Features First
Most internet marketing tools come with quite a few features. Many times, a 14-day trial wouldn’t be long enough to test out even half of what they offer. Because of this, you want to make sure that you focus on what’s going to help you the most.
So if you’re interested in sales funnels, test out what it’s like creating landing pages.
- Are they easy to create?
- Are there any tutorials to help you out?
If you notice that the software you’re using is hard to use and it’s causing stress even during the trial, then
it’s a good sign that you need to try something else.
Get Immediate Traction From The Software
This is one of the biggest differences when it comes to those who win with marketing, and those who lose. What you want to do, after testing out the most relevant features, is putting the software into motion as quickly as possible. For example, if you’re testing webinar software, create your software and start sending traffic as soon as possible.
This will allow you to truly get a good feel for if the software is beneficial to you or not. And there’s a kicker. Many times, you can make enough sales to pay for the software before the payment even kicks in. This is the reason why so many strong marketers stick around with the software for so long.
- They take fast and massive action.
- They never have to worry about fees because the software pays for itself.
If there’s anything that you take out of this article, it’s this.
Take fast and massive action when you find the right software.
Here’s one more helpful tip for effectively using trials for software.
Don’t Get Discouraged With Software
Nowadays, many people say that they could never learn technology in a million years. This is not the type of mindset you want when it comes to winning as an internet marketer. While this tip doesn’t directly deal with utilizing features of a software, it’s actually the most important tip of the bunch.
Once again, this is the difference between the winners and the losers.
- Winners know their weaknesses and are willing to learn more adapt.
- Losers also know their weaknesses, but they fail to do anything beyond giving up.
So with all of the being said, don’t get frustrated when things don’t click immediately. This is the main reason why people cancel their trial durations, and it can be fixed by fixing the mindset.
So the next time you think about taking internet marketing software for a spin, make sure that you keep
these important tips in mind. While software can’t do everything for you, it can certainly help you accomplish many great feats with your online marketing.