Today we talk about consuming the show and another time scheduling tool. Then we get into the instasuite of products that I discovered after purchasing instatheme.
Betty Scheduling Tool
trybetty.com is a free scheduling tool that works inside your email. I looked at it, but for me personally the biggest hurdle of scheduling on a global scale can be a nightmare when it comes to time zones. I was using calend.ly and it messed them up. I tried timetrade.com and others. Betty makes me manually choose what time zone my guest is in. In some cases I have no idea, and that won't work for me. The other alternative is to let your guest figure it out. No thanks
Schedule Once is My New Solution
Currently I've settled on scheduleonce.com which smacks people in the head when they schedule appointments with me and asks for the time zone. It then emails then 24 hours, and hour and if I want 10 minutes before the meeting and it follows up with them after the meeting.
I purchased instatheme as it looks very flexible and it has a drag and drop feature that makes building pages a snap. It appears to have just the right amount of flexibility, without going to far to where you are overwhelmed by all of the options. I will be talking more about this as I get some hands on time with it.
When I bought instatheme, it was managed (big surprise) by instamember. This has a very cool interface for the end user. It wasn't confused, and knew exactly what to do upon entering. I was like, “This is too easy. What a great user experience.” When I went to the instamember site, they list all these great features like
- Built in affiliate program
- integrates with goto webinar.com
- multiple products, subscriptions, etc.
- Works with multiple payment types, and autoresponders
- Works with affiliate networks like clickbank
It didn't appear to have a drip feature. I emailed their support (once I found it), and got a quick answer. They do have a drip function. When I asked if you get a “10,000 foot overview” of your content and when it would be released, they sent a screenshot showing you did indeed. Cool.
If you're new to dripping, this is where you create a bunch of content and then let it release over time. This helps your membership site retention levels stay high. Very cool.
While there are a few features that Digital Access Pass has (like a dime sale, and stripe integration) I can now see where instamember is something everyone should consider if you're looking to create a membership site. At $47 (that includes a “lite” version of instatheme) you might want to check it out.
Instabuilder is a plugin that allows you to do, well, just about everything. Yes you can make cool marketing pages with video, bullet points, it has great tools like a count down timer, the ability to integrate with twitter and facebook, and a whole lot more. The best part it is also around $47
Please note links in the post include affiliate links.