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Twosun Knives Unboxing

So let’s go ahead and get into it. I actually have two knives in here: it’s just a regular standard, flat rate priority box here and open it got my current. I wouldn’t say favorite, but I like a lot the micro tech, utx, 7000 and open this up here and see what we got inside I’ll, get some more tape on the side here and so inside of that box.

We have these two boxes um, if you’re into knives you’ve – probably heard of this brand, especially recently it’s called to son. They are Chinese brand and their knives are actually start with that I had to adjust the camera angle there um their knives are fairly popular, though I saw these two for a very good price as a bundle combo, so I picked them up, so I’m not sure Which one is which um we do have the two at TS 80 and I believe the TS one something we’ll cover that in a minute.

Let’s go and take a look at this top one first and see what we’ve got in here. Oh, so it’s a box in a box, okay and just show you, the outside packaging, Tucson Tucson, nothing special and a little almost paper, esque box here, okay, so this is the one that actually bought. The bundle for this is the I love to look at the exact number, but it’s called the stingray, I’m initial impressions, it’s very thick, it’s not as heavy as I would have thought it to be.

Um centering is really really good um. This is a front flipper. As you can tell very stylish looking knife as well, I really like the clip a lot, so I’m curious to see how that functions. The one thing I will say if you’ll notice there’s not much ramp there, so I’m a bit worried about how that’s going to function in the pocket. It’s going to see if I need this open a bit of a Miss flip, so really cool.

Almost a tanto style compound grind up there on the blade, very big blade compared to the handle. I really really like that look. It feels really really good in the hand on some slides right in here, and this out almost acts like a finger choil to a degree. I really like this actually and one thing these knives are really known for is their low price point too high value. So let me see if it kind of drops shut a little bit a little bit of coaxing, let’s see if in Spidey Flicka here tight, not really, let me try to do it off camera.

I would so yeah. I can get it there. I’m! Let me try to front flip it again, so yeah I can get it I’ll, probably disassemble this and riilu brocaded here with some kpl in just a moment. I really like the feel this carbon fiber. It’s really really nice as well. If you can kind of see that there we’re the really nice carbon fiber – and this is pretty good overall – I paid, after all of a sudden done like $ 50 for this on.

It is d2 steel, titanium liners carbon, fiber overlay, titanium, clip and stainless steel hardware. So not that bad and the action off-camera I can drop it. I can drop it shut. If I try so we’ll keep that one in mind, that is the hug one open it back up here. If you guess you don’t want to look at that, is the tucson stingray i’ll have the exact model number in the article, i’m also putting down the description? If I remember, if I don’t remember, leave me a comment so next up we have TS 80.

This is codenamed a Jaeger. I really like the guy. Who does this design you can find them on instagram. I believe it’s under vin test design be int, esse um, this knife, I actually for some reason. I thought it would be. I thought it would be thinner or thicker than the stingray here, but they look like they’re about the same. The stingray, maybe a little bit with thicker honestly, lay that back down for y’all, so the Jaeger here same thing: d2, carbon, fiber and titanium.

This one does weigh a bit more. I really your stylings of this. I don’t like the how high the clip is going to set like that much of your of the knife’s going to be sticking out, but the clip is very, very stylish. It goes with it very, very well and let’s check the action on this. Oh that’s really good holy crap, that’s it so I picked these up in as a bundle, and I was honestly intending on selling this one, but I make you both.

These are just really really good. An initial impressions, of course, so take that. Take that for what you will, but right out, the box. These are looking good. This is a lot more of a tanto style, grind, um in hand. This one actually feels better it does. I do feel a little bit of a hollow down here. Um, I have somewhat large hands, but this this is really real nice. I do wish there were some jimping.

I’m right here like there is on the Stingray, because if you sit them side-by-side, I would consider this one to probably be the more hard used knife just looking at them straight on, but this one’s more comfortable, ergonomic Lee and there’s no jumping on this one. So, let’s check the action here: oh the action is much much smoother on this one. Let’s see if it’s going to be very difficult to get in camera, I’m working on getting some new lenses guys to apologize, but that is smooth see if we can spot a flick it it’s very difficult to do under camera kind of.

I will work on the action here in just a bit. I don’t think I’m going to do a disassembly. I’m try to keep my articles a little bit shorter, but my initial impressions of both of these knives fantastic there will be reviews in the coming weeks. These are may featured in my knife collection, article which may air before this – I don’t know not there yet, but I really really impressed these I’m going to go in and play with these expensive fidget toys and I’ll see all you guys later.

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BDGC Disc Review #17: Viking Discs – Barbarian (Giveaway ended 1/28)

We have a bunch of Viking discs. All the way from Finland huge shout out to Viking discs for sending us these discs to review. If you haven’t seen our first Viking discs review, make sure you check it out. We did a giveaway on five different discs.

One was the room which we do have, but it’s in a different plastic, so we’re excited to throw it in a different plastic. This particular review is for the barbarian. It is a stable fairway driver. In addition to these being review, articles they’re also giveaway articles. We are going to give away all four of these discs, so if you’re interested in winning a Viking disk make sure you stay tuned to the end of the review to find out how thanks for reading, and as always, please click like subscribe comment share this article With your friends and help promote disc golf in your area thanks, I thought mine was like.

Oh, this is a viking barbarian who is a 75202 stable fire way driver. It is at 173 to 175, and I love this thing I didn’t. I don’t think I ever threw it back in, but I flicked with it a couple times. It holds any line you put on it. It feels really good, just like the rest of it took a lot of beating abuse, and you know you don’t see nothing on this thing, so Viking guys so even while they got it going up with some good discs, great reviews today, barbarian barbarian.

It’s really really good. This really feels dependable, pretty much the same you’re, getting the same, throw out of every time. You can get some pretty good distance on it for a fairway driver. I would definitely better, no doubt definitely baby. I love this plastic. I love the way all the Viking discs feel, but this one definitely will go my bag. It’s my barbarian from Viking disks. It’s a great, stable driver.

It’s 173, very consistent plastic is awesome. Barbarian um, it’s good disc! I, like it’s very stable boy, it’s very stable. For me, I mean it’s 7-7 speed. It reminds me of an escape from dynamic. That’s the same to me, but great plastic, like we’ve, talked about in other discs, this disc, because maybe one little issue, but it’s a great disc. I love the way it feels even when wet so anyway. Here’s my review of the barbarian from Viking discs.

This is the storm plastic, it’s kind of like a champion style plastic. As you can see it’s transparent there. You can see through it very durable plastic, just like all the other plastics a little bit domi, but not too much it’s a good fairway. It’s got a lot of glad. I was able to get this thing out far some of my distance drivers – and I was really surprised by that. So a lot of glide on it it’s over stable.

I would compare it to maybe something like a VP crave or axiom crave or MVP vote. Just a good oversample fairway driver very versatile, disc, so great disc, from backings get yourself one. Okay, everybody! That’s it for the review. Once again, I want to give a huge thank you to Viking discs for sending us these discs. We can’t thank you enough for sending these to us. Sorry. It took us so long to get to these reviews, but the weather and our schedules have kept us from doing it.

So huge. Thank you to you for sending us all four of these discs. If you want to enter to win this barbarian, make sure you comment down below and number 1 through 100 and we’ll use random.Org to select the winner, make sure you, like the article and subscribe to us in the Viking disks youtube blog. If you don’t have a youtube, do the same thing on facebook, where we share the post with this article? What you want to do is comment 1 through 100, in the comment section where we share this article, make sure you like the Viking disk, Facebook page and the beauty GC facing page and make sure you like the post.

As always, I want to ask that you, please click like subscribe comment share this article with your friends and help promote disc golf in your area, thanks for reading whatsoever. Make sure it’s not as over hey thanks for telling me. Why are you three Thanks barbarian? I wasn’t recording music, oh it’s my father, yeah barbarian. You feel like a barbarian earlier you through it like a barbarian nice like look at that good, nothing on it.

I’ve got the barbarian barbarian. I tell the guys throw this fair way further than I throw my MVP together. I’ll switch my entire bag to Viking disks. Oh my god, vanilla he’s my barbarian from Viking disks barbarian just it’s stable for me. I, like it it’s stable for me. That’s very unstable, unstable there’s, a booty there’s booty anyway, it’s very stable. I, like the biscuit, reminds me even an escape, but that I made disks but great disk from Vikings.

Get yourself one wait. I got to do that again. I said Vikings.


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Life & Apples Wellness Planner | First Impressions

This is the undated Life and apples, the wellness planner. It’s a daily motivational journal for healthy living and it says active life, balanced eating and happiness. This is something that is available on Amazon. I will leave a link below for you guys.

I am currently looking on my Amazon and it is retailing for $ 24.97. I just wanted to let you all know that and then there’s some information on the back as well. So it says the wellness planner, a daily planner and journal for staying healthy, motivated and inspired. It helps you focus on your diet and fitness goals, eat healthy and plan meals, lead an active lifestyle and stay fit, build and maintain positive habits, feel accomplished and happier, and then down here it has 240 pages, it’s a 90 day layout or it’s a 90 day Daily layout, I should say: there’s meal planning, a food journal, gratitude, fitness schedule, goals, weekly review, a habit, tracker and inspirational quotes, so their website is life and apples.

Calm, but, like I said you can get it on Amazon as well. First things: first, there is this elastic band closure, which I do like for these kind of more like softer planners, and let’s pull this guy off here all right here we go. Let’s take take it off. Oh it’s naked now so anyway, on the front, it is like a nice kind of a know like a faux leather and it’s going to be kind of hard to see, but maybe you can see it, but there is like a little embossed Apple on the front.

The spine is just like a softer leather as well, and then the back is just plain but embossed on the bottom. It says life and apples with a little apple on that as well. There is a little pen loop, which is really nice. So, let’s open this bad boy up and it does feel nice. It’s not like a gritty feeling. It’s like a very smooth feeling, even though there’s definitely like you know some. It looks like there’s texture to it, but there’s not, but I don’t know I don’t know.

I don’t mind it so anyway, there’s a little card in there that says, download your free, healthy living, ebooks and printables at life and apples, calm, a /pages, a slash going to sand. It looks like you can sign up to get a 10 % off coupon on your next order. If you sign up there, that’s cool alright, so first impression of opening it. I hadn’t opened it yet. The paper feels nice. It feels thick, but it’s like the front page, so it might feel a little different.

So in the front it just says life and apples, the wellness planner undated, alright. So oh, this is like stitch bound. Oh that’s cool! Alright, so it has different sections. So section 1 is mind, set concepts and guidelines how to use this planner a self-fulfilling promise. Section 2 is a daily planner and weekly project progress. I can’t talk today here: goals daily planner wellness, no daily wellness planner.

I told you guys. I can’t talk today. Weekly progress review and then section 3 is your progress and inspiration, a review, exciting things ahead and notes cool alright. So here is just some information on mindset. I’m not going to read this whole thing because I want to get through this a little faster for you guys, so you can kind of see the inside of this a little bit. So I think it’s just like about talking about what this planner is.

All about is what it kind of looks like of like how to set a short-term goal daily motivation. Things like that, so yeah, oh and then there’s like a little thing of like how to use this planner cool. So it talks about like gratitude affirmation active day. Today’s meal planning a wellness summary and all that good stuff. Alright, so, oh you have to make a promise to yourself. Apparently, when you have this planner all right cool.

Well, let’s make a promise y’all, so the promise to myself the day and date. I will use this wellness planner to create a lasting positive change in my health and wellness, and then you know why basically, but why you want to change it and then you’re prepared to change and commit and then sign it, alright. Okay, this has a lot of structure to it. So if you guys know me in any of my planner styles, I really don’t like a lot of structure, but I think this would be great for somebody that likes a lot of structure, especially if they’re trying to get motivated with meal planning meal.

Prepping being active things like that, so I mean I haven’t looked through the rest of it, but I can just already kind of tell that it’s going to be a lot of structure. So anyway, you got my goals. So then you can put in a bunch of goals, so your goal and you want to achieve them by and then the action steps and there’s three lines with little faint checkboxes. And it looks like there’s five on this page and then now we are into the daily planner okay.

So it’s one day on two pages, so you have the day end date, which it’s undated. So you can start this at any time. You write what you’re grateful for your daily affirmation your active day. It says, exercise workouts and opportunities to keep active today, and it’s got seven different lines with checks and then notes. It says today’s priorities to do special events, etc, and seven category or seven lines as well with little checks.

So I mean clearly you would use this for like food and activity tracking. But if you had like two dues like hey, I need to run to the store. I need to go grocery shopping or I need to like pick up the dry-cleaning like you could put that in here. It looks like and then down at the bottom. It says Universal wellness elements, are you getting enough question mark and it says: Erin, sunlight, water and nutrients, joy and fun, and sleep sleep is something that I definitely struggle with.

I don’t know if you guys struggle with it out there, but I definitely struggle with sleep water. I don’t struggle with that at all. Alright, so over into the right hand, side over here it says today’s meal plan and then it has breakfast and some lines. Lunch dinner and snacks, so you can either plan that ahead or you can even just write it in as it happens, this is small enough that it would definitely fit and I think, most people’s purses.

Let me see if I can find the size on the interwebs here all right, so this is five and a half inches by eight inches. So yeah I mean you could definitely throw this in your bag or your work bag or keep it on your desk at work or just keep it at home too. I mean it’s definitely small enough where it could suit those needs, and it says on the scale of one to five. How was today and how well did you follow the plan and it’s one through five and it just says what could be improved tomorrow? Then it’s got like a little quote from George Eliot and says the strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.

Isn’t that the truth? Gosh, it’s getting it’s getting deep on the FDA Channel today, all right and so day and date all over again – and I believe hmm, let’s see here all right, so you’ve got a whole week and then you have a weekly review. So you have your day and date, success and wins. Oh and all the days are the same like the day and date and then like your today’s meal plan. All of those are the same throughout the seven days.

So your weekly review, you put the day and the date successes and wins, and so celebrate your wins. What were some of the motivating moments, people and things that helped you have a healthier week and then you have three lines to write about that and it says: needs improvement. How can you make next week a healthier one, any pitfalls to avoid and it’s got three lines? The next section is insight and lessons.

What have you learned about yourself this week and three more lines and then over here is the weekly progress tracking and it says, track your daily bi-weekly and weekly healthy habits. So it’s got three sections here and then Monday through Sunday, so you can either check that off or you know, if there’s a certain amount of ounces of water or something like that, you could do that as well and then over here it says, track your progress Towards your goals, use parameters like weight, number of weekly, workouts, new habits, etc, and it says, parameter this week.

My goal that’d be nice. If you’re trying to fluctuate your weight or something like that and then weekly notes, it’s got a bunch of lines and some checkboxes as well all right. So then, we’re back into the week again all right, and then you got another weekly, okay, let’s kind of see what else is going on. I kind of like that. This is stitch because it like lays like it lays flat. Like I don’t know, if you guys can see that, but it does lay flat it’s hard to see because I like tipping it up, but it does lay flat which is kind of nice.

It does have these as well these little ribbons Wow words are hard today. So you could ideally have one of them for your day and then one of them for your week, especially if you’re going to do one of those like weekly habit, trackers or their parameters or something so yeah. But let me find, if there’s anything else going on in this planet, that just might be it I’m not really sure. So, let’s take a peek here and then I’ll talk about paper quality in just a moment.

Okay looks like that’s all the same. Oh, oh there’s different pages hold on hold on hold on okay, so in the back okay. So this is, after all, of the 90 days, so in the back, it has review Congrats on your commitment to a healthier life, write down the accomplishments that you’re most proud of in detail. What you need to continue and improve on your journey to wellness. It says I accomplished and says: look back at your goals and notice the progress you’ve made, what are your big list accomplishments and you can write them down and says I’m committed and then exciting things the head.

Oh and then you’ve got a bunch of notes. Pages. Very cool, alright, so we’ve got 3 1 or 1 2 3 4 line notes pages and then you’ve got 1, 2, 3 3 normal pages that are blank. And then this one’s like more of a Oh 5 normal pages and then this one’s one more like a it’s, not cardstock, but it’s like thick, oh and then in the back, there’s a little pocket. So you can put you know like a something in there.

Some secrets or something so yeah, so this is the planner yeah. So the paper/quality feels pretty nice. It is a little thinner than like the Erin Condren. If you guys readed my regular planning stuff, I use an Erin Condren, it’s a little bit thinner than that, and I can tell by the ink saturation underneath as well. I don’t have time to do a pen test today, I’m kind of in the middle of doing a whole bunch of things in my home right now.

So I don’t have time to do that today, but I feel like any like regular, like ballpoint, not ballpoint, but yeah a ballpoint pen or like a gel pen would probably be really nice with this. Like I said before, there is a ton of structure with this planner like a lattice structure with this planner. So if that’s something that you’re really seeking, I think that this might be a really good. I for you, if you really want to get motivated with your food, and your fitness and tracking things like this might be a good one for you.

I know that some people have a real trouble with planners that don’t have any structure at all. I kind of thrive on minimal structure, which is probably why I’ve never gotten into bullet journaling, because there’s like no structure with that. So I do like my Erin Condren hourly, because it just gives me hours and I can put in what I want to put in. That’s like great for me, but any more structure than that.

I don’t like so this isn’t something that I would definitely use. However, I can see the value in it for sure, especially if you’re someone that just needs to have a question posed and then write it in so like having a category to say, hey. I am grateful for this, and these are my notes – and this is my lunch plan like that – I can totally understand how that works really well for some people, so I think the planner is pretty cool.

I actually really like the size of it just for portability, because if I were to use it, I would want to take this on the go and grab my pen and take it. You know to the office or take it to visit friends or whatever and like really keep track of stuff, because if that’s what this planner is all about with tracking things, it’s just something that I would definitely want to be portable, which it is it’s quite light.

As well, it’s really nice, it’s not bulky, it’s very thin, so I do like that that it would fit in in most purses. I would say again if you are interested in this planner at all feel free to check out the links down below. If you all have any questions about, anything else feel free to leave them in the comments below and if you guys want me to review any other planners out there in the world. Also, let me know in the comments down below you guys have sent me some great ideas and I’ve been trying to get as many of those planner reviews and first impressions on my blog as fast as possible.

So anyway, that’s going to be it for me today. Thank you guys so much for hanging out with me for a little part of your day. If you liked the article make sure to give it a thumbs up, if you like this type of content and want to see more feel free to subscribe, and I will see y’all in the next article bye guys well folks, it’s time to kick it old-school.


 

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Facebook Ad Optimization 2019 [View Content, Add To Cart, or Purchase?]

Content Add to Cart or purchase when it comes to your Facebook ads and specifically specifically for products that you’re selling, like Shopify products drop shipping products and so on, and so on. I’m making new articles every single day talking about Facebook, Ads Shopify. All of these processes to make you an extremely good Facebook ad buyer so make sure to hit that subscribe.

Button ASAP. So before I get into showing or like talking about view, contents Add to Cart and all that I need to get a product up on my store and don’t worry, it only takes like two minutes. Let me just try to find something here. Maybe that’s trending rings from women solar, light running shoes. Let’s do a crossbody bags for women’s, because I see it’s trending, I’m going to search by orders, and this is a topic that I get asked like every single day.

Literally. So let’s go ahead and pick this one. This one looks like it has some good images here and people just want to know hey. You know what do I start with when launching new products do I start with view contents Add to Cart or purchases. So let me just go ahead and answer that in one second, once I get this product all set up and launched I’m actually it only takes me just come minutes, but let me go ahead and import it here, import list.

What do you want to call this? Tassel over the shoulder crossbody crossbody tassel bag. I don’t know how to spell and this description. Well, I need to get to the content in this article, nineteen, ninety five and three: nine. Ninety five, okay, perfect: let’s import to the store – and I am almost there so usually the way I like to do it is it really depends on your pics alright. So let’s go ahead and launch this real quick make the article it’s so funny, because people asked me also like I think I might have already launched a article about this, but like how many projects do you test per day as many as possible? Let’s say comment: yes, if you love heart their thumbnail, let’s call it cross.

Make articles grab the link okay, so the article is being created and we’re just at the point about to be at the point where I I pick my optimization, and it is really really key that you pick the correct, often optimization and like I was saying it Really just depends on where you are in the process. If you’re like me right here, where I’m launching a brand new product, I will usually target view content or Add to Cart and what would decides? Wouldn’t I honestly kind of do it randomly like one product I’ll test? You content one product I’ll test, Add to Cart, but the reasoning behind this and you can see the articles made.

The reasoning behind this is those are easy for Facebook to get, and you can see this is where I’m doing my targeting. So I like have Tassel, I have handbags and then a chill goes and finds more that are similar to that. So, like Michael Kors is probably good runway fashion, JustFab, okay, cool and let’s go ahead and go hit next step. I’m building out my campaign right here so grab yours and then here we go.

I can pick my Add to Cart view, content or purchases. So for a new product I usually don’t do purchases, and that is because, with Facebook’s their suggestions, you know my rep everybody else’s rep they’re, all they all say hey. You want to get 50 conversions in the first three days or so so, if you think you can get 50 purchases in the first few days of a brand new product go for it, but I highly doubt that unless you’re doing huge budgets, you know I’m saying, Like I do probably three to five dollar budgets – and you saw – I picked five different interest, so it’s going to create five ad sets, so it’s going to be 15 bucks.

The one that can get 50 conversions on is view content. For sure I mean if it doesn’t get 50 conversions, I probably kill the product, but I can also probably get Add to Cart. So I’m always picking one of these like higher up the funnel conversions, because I want to feed Facebook what they want. They say they want 50 conversions, okay. Well, let’s get you 50 conversions and then later I’m going to move to purchase, so the the the very correct way to do this would be to do it.

This way, you pick view content because it’s a brand-new product right. So I’ll say like isn’t this crossbody cute and I would pick my page pick. My pixel and I’d say: hey view content because I know, for you know, 3 times 5 interest, which is 5 different ad sets it’s going to be $ 15 going to women 25 plus, I should be able to get 50 convert. Conversions 50 view contents, because that’s just them opening it up the Shopify store and browsing around the page right, so I should be able to get 50 in the first three days off 15 bucks.

Let’s see, let’s say it’s a dollar view content, that’s 45, but I probably want to keep it if it was a dollar view content. So if it was at 75 cent view content, then that would be more than 50 and then what I would do is since I got 50 view contents. I would move it to add to cart. So I just go into the same campaign. Select all of them and then say, hey, Add to Cart conversion now, once it got 50 add to carts and it’s still doing well, I mean the campaign is still running.

I might have turned it off by now by the way, if it’s not showing me good results, I gained some purchases and whatnot. You check out my other article for that, but pretty much. I do like two to three times margin then turn off, but now switches to Add to Cart right and then, if I’m doing really well, like I mean a lot of sales, eventually I’m going to go to purchases because purchases, it’s saying, hey Facebook, go find me Buyers, you know who people who buy things online go find me more of those, so I can crush it.

So do 50, you know start off with view contents or add to cards, get 50 of those and then move to purchases. That being said, some products I’ve had they do better off at the carts, and maybe that’s because the conversion is easier and Facebook can optimize and there’s not a huge fall off from Add to Cart to purchase, but some do better with purchase so later on. In your campaigns, you always want to use add to cart or purchases.

I never really like on late stage, campaigns that are doing well. They can gain sales, I’m never doing well, just based off view contents view. Contents is like a rush of traffic: hey Facebook, here’s the data, you need and, to be honest, I usually start campaigns with add to carts. Sometimes you contents, but I always move to purchases and if the purchases don’t do as well. As the Add to Cart, I just moved back to add to carts, don’t be worried about switching up your conversion.

It’s fine! I’m going to call this ad chill crossbody and you saw how I launched that really quickly. Right click launch ad: it’s going to create the campaign, the article all that good stuff. So that’s another key like people ask me: what’s the key to success with dropship, I mean it’s finding winners. How do you find winners test more products? How do you test more products? Leverage tools like add, show in order to test products quickly.

Let me know in the comments below what are you optimized for you know. What’s your strategy, are you optimizing for add 2 cards of you contents purchases? When do you change them? You can see the campaign’s just been launched. I probably hit refresh over here and see it launched inside of my ads. It’s kind of a test account here for my articles, but you can see the cross body has been launched. Let me know below what do you walk to Mai’s for where you see the best results? For me, it’s usually Add to Cart.

So that’s why I launched /, Add to Cart. You can see they’ve five ad sets been created, women, women, 25, plus all those different interests and I’ll be able to see really quickly. Is this a you know a good product or know if it is I’ll, spend some more time on it? But the key is like spend as little time as possible testing each product. You’ll find more winners. You’ll save more time, see the ad here pretty solid right, so that’s about it guys make sure to go ahead and subscribe.

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WE Gnar (say it out loud) Knife Review

This is a relatively new release from we it’s on the smaller side of their of their knives for sure, um, very interesting design, a very interesting name and which can take a quick look today, not a comprehensive review, there’s more of an slightly more in-depth overview. So let’s go ahead and get into some size comparisons, alright! So first up we have it against the Victorinox classic SD.

You can stay there. So although the SD is a very, very small knife, this isn’t that much bigger here. It is against the Spyderco little native, very, very similar in size about 3/4 of an inch on either side of that, and then we have it here against the Spyderco shaman, which is much much smaller than um. It’s probably directly in the middle between the shaman and the native honestly, so it’s probably the size of a regular native.

Let’s just guess I haven’t actually handled a regular-sized native, but yeah. So it’s it’s mid to small knife, alright, on to what I like about it. So first up is going to be either build quality. This knife is built very, very well. The machining is excellent on it. The materials used are excellent. It’s a titanium as 35 VN there’s, no, you know fit and finish issues. Everything that’s supposed to be flush is there’s nothing that sticks out or stabs into your hand or anything like that when you’re, just picking it up and holding it.

So, overall, it’s it’s a very, very well made knife, all the corners, rounded everything chamfered and it’s it’s just a nice knife. Overall, the blade is very nice as well um. You have a little bit of a harpoon there near the near the tip just to give it a bit of character, and it’s it’s really really well ground for your thumb. Behind the edge. I don’t have exact measurements with my calipers are broken, but it slices very well – and it also is very good at piercing cuts and it’s it’s a fairly small blade at sub 3 inches it’s around 2.

8 or so so very, very legal, very well ground, and it Cuts very well, my only gripe with the blade is it’s very reflective and, as you can see, it takes on scratches very very easily, but that that could just be this one here. The action on it is very good as well. These thumb studs are very, very nice to use they’re just standard thumb, studs, maybe a little bit wider than most, but the action on the knife is excellent.

I’ve had no missed deploys with this at all the thumb studs don’t dig in, they don’t hurt your finger and because these scales have this kind of cut out of this groove on both sides, you can Spidey flick it very easily if you prefer to do it. That way or if you’re left-handed, you can come in from that side, although the framelit part might be a challenge for you, the clip is also very good. This is probably my favorite part of the knife.

The clip is extremely low profile. It’s still a milled clip. You still get that that little bit of spring, but very attention a very nice flowing design. It also has this very cool little logo here the maker’s mark on the clip. This is probably one of my favorite clip logos. It’s it’s! You know it doesn’t stick out. It’s not give CRKT or anything just winding your way down the clip, it’s a bit more subtle than say like the Spyderco spider logo, but it’s just an interesting design.

It’s very geometric! I, like it a lot and the clip works very well with slides in and out of the pocket very very easily. I haven’t had any issues getting it over a thicker material like jeans or anything like that um. But if it’s a very, very thick pant, you might have an issue getting over that just because the clearance isn’t super super high. I mentioned the milling earlier on the scales and what that does is it’s like a it’s like a diamond pattern, milling, I’m very, very nice.

It looks like it is much more aggressive than it actually is. It actually offers just a nice texturing. I mean it’s not aggressive at all. It just kind of gives you a bit more grip. It’s not going to mess up your pockets or anything like that. It’s it’s nowhere near textured is just say our regular g10 or something like that um, but it isn’t nearly as slippery as a radio titanium either. It’s a nice in-between, probably one of my favorite textures on titanium that I’ve held before I’m just in hand like feel wise.

It’s very very nice. They also did an excellent job with the back spacer. It is a almost full length back spacer and one really nice touch, because this knife has really good blade to handle ratio compared to some. They actually brought the back spacer down so that you can’t poke yourself with the end of the blade. So the back spacer goes all the way around and again it’s perfectly flush, there’s no chance of you cutting yourself at the blade or anything like that, and it kind of reduces the chance of you getting debris in there from your pocket.

Anyway, I really like full length and semi full inch back spacers, probably my favorite full details on knives. That makers can do the lock bar relief is also really really interesting. So normally you get like kind of just a weird cut out kind of Kerala paisans. It’s just a massive. You know: yeah got out of there on this. They do something a bit more hesitate, say artsy, I’m a bit more in line with the design.

I think they just did three cuts there. It it just flows a little bit better than there’s. No issue with a lot more attention at all on this knife: I’m I’m not a big fan of the actual, lock bar itself, but we’ll get that later, but those cutouts look really really nice and I really like the way they flow into the design. I actually didn’t notice them until I was sitting there handling that I’m really looking for stuff, so they they don’t interrupt the design at all.

I think they look very very in place, and last thing here is going to be the branding I’m. So I mentioned the logo on the clip and the only other logo and this whole knife is the we logo right there on the pivot, there’s nothing on the blade at all, nothing on the spine in the front, you know the known places people hide stuff, the Branding is just excellent on this knife. It’s very minimal and I like it a lot.

Let’s go ahead and go into what on neutral towards only a few things here, I’m first steps going to be the lock bar. I mentioned. I really like the relief cut on lock bar and I do it’s very visually interesting, but the lock bar it’s self. It has a very, very slender cut out here. You might be able to see it. I’m too kind of help. You get your finger in there, but it’s just it’s a pain for me. I don’t.

I don’t like it very much it’s just too narrow for my finger, I’m so the lock bars it’s not bad. It could be worse for sure. But for me it’s for me. It’s bad for most people. I think it’s going to be just fine. It’s just a little slim a little bit hard to get in there, but it does work just find. A lot of our tension is dialed in very, very well, but that very slim little section for me to get my thumb is a little irritating.

The other thing is, I mentioned the pivot on the weap branded pivot. On this side, is you know it’s flush? It’s you know it’s dead ago, it’s it’s! It is what it is, that’s kind of what we does all their knives and it’s fine. It doesn’t stick out too bad. It almost matches up kind of a lock bar cutout. So it’s it’s fine, but this side over here is not flush um. You can see it does jet out there and I don’t know why they did that.

I’m not a big fan of it. It doesn’t interfere with. You know the pocket clip or anything silly like that, it’s just a minor, annoyance um. I wish they had made that flush as well, but you know it is what it is. Last things going to be the price, so these knives are a little bit high for what you get. I don’t think they’re insane they’re 227. So for 227 dollars you get as 35 VN and titanium. Normally, I would say, that’s a little high, but you have to consider all this milling that was done on these handles and that you know semi fallings, back spacer, they’re, milled clip you know it’s.

You can see where your money’s gone. I think if this knife came in somewhere around like 175 or so um, it would look much much better yeah price-wise, but this isn’t bad. You know I’ve seen more expensive knives with lesser materials and much less milling. You know for for a lot more money, so this is actually really nice. It’s well finished and the materials are pretty good and they’re. Not the price is an outrageous.

It’s a little irritating 230 bucks for what, in my eyes, is kind of mediocre, and I forget it that in the conclusion just a little bit high, let’s go ahead and go on to what I dislike about it all right. So here are my big gripes about the knife. So far, I’ve mentioned that it’s very well made the blade works very well, it’s very well ground. The shape is interesting. The design overall is is a very interesting little design.

It’s it just doesn’t work for me this. It’s just too small. I normally like something a bit more girthy a bit longer in the hand, and this just this doesn’t do it. For me they say it’s not the size of the bow, but if I were in this one I would I would drown I’m I can only get a three finger grip on it. There’s a very little space for my fourth finger just enough to piss me off, because I can’t I can feel it there, but I can’t get a good grip on it and I don’t know.

I think this a knife would have done very, very well with a finger choil. I think that would have made it a little bit a little bit more usable for me, but it’s just it’s just too hard for me to get a grip on and again it’s very well made. The action is rock-solid. It’s not. You know a flaccid flipper. It’s not kind of just wiggling out there. It’s it’s really really nice. It’s very smooth, everything’s done very well, but I ergonomics don’t work for me.

It’s just too short. It’s not chunky enough! It’s not thick enough! I just don’t get any pleasure from this at all. You know in the hand, what’s going on to the conclusion alright. So, in conclusion, the ween R is an interesting little knife, that’s just too small for for me personally, if you really like smaller knives, if you think you can get a you know a comfortable grip on this, you know check it out, especially if you can pick One up used – I don’t normally advocate that, but these knives on secondary market are so soft and squishy price-wise that it’s it’s insane.

You could probably pick one up for like 150 bucks, realistically, maybe 170 or so, which is a much much better price. So if you don’t mind a knife that may just you know be a little too limp for your hand. This is a good place to go. It’s it’s very well made. The design is interesting, it curves just a little bit. You know a little upward, which you know some knives do that it just really depends.

I’ve seen them all different ways, but that little bit of curve there might be really ergonomic for you. I think they could take a few handle cues from fair and Forge as far as how to properly design a handle. They really really fits. You know in a hand, but this isn’t. This isn’t bad. I just wish it were bigger, girthier, chunkier and a little bit more natural feeling in the hand, but that’s going to be it for today, guys um.

If you have any questions about this knife or anything else, just let me know down in the comments I’ll try to do my best to answer them, and I hope you all have a good day. Thanks guys, bye,


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WE Gnar (say it out loud) Knife Review

This is a relatively new release from we it’s on the smaller side of their of their knives for sure, um, very interesting design, a very interesting name and which can take a quick look today, not a comprehensive review, there’s more of an slightly more in-depth overview. So let’s go ahead and get into some size comparisons, alright! So first up we have it against the Victorinox classic SD.

You can stay there. So although the SD is a very, very small knife, this isn’t that much bigger here. It is against the Spyderco little native, very, very similar in size about 3/4 of an inch on either side of that, and then we have it here against the Spyderco shaman, which is much much smaller than um. It’s probably directly in the middle between the shaman and the native honestly, so it’s probably the size of a regular native.

Let’s just guess I haven’t actually handled a regular-sized native, but yeah. So it’s it’s mid to small knife, alright, on to what I like about it. So first up is going to be either build quality. This knife is built very, very well. The machining is excellent on it. The materials used are excellent. It’s a titanium as 35 VN there’s, no, you know fit and finish issues. Everything that’s supposed to be flush is there’s nothing that sticks out or stabs into your hand or anything like that when you’re, just picking it up and holding it.

So, overall, it’s it’s a very, very well made knife, all the corners, rounded everything chamfered and it’s it’s just a nice knife. Overall, the blade is very nice as well um. You have a little bit of a harpoon there near the near the tip just to give it a bit of character, and it’s it’s really really well ground for your thumb. Behind the edge. I don’t have exact measurements with my calipers are broken, but it slices very well – and it also is very good at piercing cuts and it’s it’s a fairly small blade at sub 3 inches it’s around 2.

8 or so so very, very legal, very well ground, and it Cuts very well, my only gripe with the blade is it’s very reflective and, as you can see, it takes on scratches very very easily, but that that could just be this one here. The action on it is very good as well. These thumb studs are very, very nice to use they’re just standard thumb, studs, maybe a little bit wider than most, but the action on the knife is excellent.

I’ve had no missed deploys with this at all the thumb studs don’t dig in, they don’t hurt your finger and because these scales have this kind of cut out of this groove on both sides, you can Spidey flick it very easily if you prefer to do it. That way or if you’re left-handed, you can come in from that side, although the framelit part might be a challenge for you, the clip is also very good. This is probably my favorite part of the knife.

The clip is extremely low profile. It’s still a milled clip. You still get that that little bit of spring, but very attention a very nice flowing design. It also has this very cool little logo here the maker’s mark on the clip. This is probably one of my favorite clip logos. It’s it’s! You know it doesn’t stick out. It’s not give CRKT or anything just winding your way down the clip, it’s a bit more subtle than say like the Spyderco spider logo, but it’s just an interesting design.

It’s very geometric! I, like it a lot and the clip works very well with slides in and out of the pocket very very easily. I haven’t had any issues getting it over a thicker material like jeans or anything like that um. But if it’s a very, very thick pant, you might have an issue getting over that just because the clearance isn’t super super high. I mentioned the milling earlier on the scales and what that does is it’s like a it’s like a diamond pattern, milling, I’m very, very nice.

It looks like it is much more aggressive than it actually is. It actually offers just a nice texturing. I mean it’s not aggressive at all. It just kind of gives you a bit more grip. It’s not going to mess up your pockets or anything like that. It’s it’s nowhere near textured is just say our regular g10 or something like that um, but it isn’t nearly as slippery as a radio titanium either. It’s a nice in-between, probably one of my favorite textures on titanium that I’ve held before I’m just in hand like feel wise.

It’s very very nice. They also did an excellent job with the back spacer. It is a almost full length back spacer and one really nice touch, because this knife has really good blade to handle ratio compared to some. They actually brought the back spacer down so that you can’t poke yourself with the end of the blade. So the back spacer goes all the way around and again it’s perfectly flush, there’s no chance of you cutting yourself at the blade or anything like that, and it kind of reduces the chance of you getting debris in there from your pocket.

Anyway, I really like full length and semi full inch back spacers, probably my favorite full details on knives. That makers can do the lock bar relief is also really really interesting. So normally you get like kind of just a weird cut out kind of Kerala paisans. It’s just a massive. You know: yeah got out of there on this. They do something a bit more hesitate, say artsy, I’m a bit more in line with the design.

I think they just did three cuts there. It it just flows a little bit better than there’s. No issue with a lot more attention at all on this knife: I’m I’m not a big fan of the actual, lock bar itself, but we’ll get that later, but those cutouts look really really nice and I really like the way they flow into the design. I actually didn’t notice them until I was sitting there handling that I’m really looking for stuff, so they they don’t interrupt the design at all.

I think they look very very in place, and last thing here is going to be the branding I’m. So I mentioned the logo on the clip and the only other logo and this whole knife is the we logo right there on the pivot, there’s nothing on the blade at all, nothing on the spine in the front, you know the known places people hide stuff, the Branding is just excellent on this knife. It’s very minimal and I like it a lot.

Let’s go ahead and go into what on neutral towards only a few things here, I’m first steps going to be the lock bar. I mentioned. I really like the relief cut on lock bar and I do it’s very visually interesting, but the lock bar it’s self. It has a very, very slender cut out here. You might be able to see it. I’m too kind of help. You get your finger in there, but it’s just it’s a pain for me. I don’t.

I don’t like it very much it’s just too narrow for my finger, I’m so the lock bars it’s not bad. It could be worse for sure. But for me it’s for me. It’s bad for most people. I think it’s going to be just fine. It’s just a little slim a little bit hard to get in there, but it does work just find. A lot of our tension is dialed in very, very well, but that very slim little section for me to get my thumb is a little irritating.

The other thing is, I mentioned the pivot on the weap branded pivot. On this side, is you know it’s flush? It’s you know it’s dead ago, it’s it’s! It is what it is, that’s kind of what we does all their knives and it’s fine. It doesn’t stick out too bad. It almost matches up kind of a lock bar cutout. So it’s it’s fine, but this side over here is not flush um. You can see it does jet out there and I don’t know why they did that.

I’m not a big fan of it. It doesn’t interfere with. You know the pocket clip or anything silly like that, it’s just a minor, annoyance um. I wish they had made that flush as well, but you know it is what it is. Last things going to be the price, so these knives are a little bit high for what you get. I don’t think they’re insane they’re 227. So for 227 dollars you get as 35 VN and titanium. Normally, I would say, that’s a little high, but you have to consider all this milling that was done on these handles and that you know semi fallings, back spacer, they’re, milled clip you know it’s.

You can see where your money’s gone. I think if this knife came in somewhere around like 175 or so um, it would look much much better yeah price-wise, but this isn’t bad. You know I’ve seen more expensive knives with lesser materials and much less milling. You know for for a lot more money, so this is actually really nice. It’s well finished and the materials are pretty good and they’re. Not the price is an outrageous.

It’s a little irritating 230 bucks for what, in my eyes, is kind of mediocre, and I forget it that in the conclusion just a little bit high, let’s go ahead and go on to what I dislike about it all right. So here are my big gripes about the knife. So far, I’ve mentioned that it’s very well made the blade works very well, it’s very well ground. The shape is interesting. The design overall is is a very interesting little design.

It’s it just doesn’t work for me this. It’s just too small. I normally like something a bit more girthy a bit longer in the hand, and this just this doesn’t do it. For me they say it’s not the size of the bow, but if I were in this one I would I would drown I’m I can only get a three finger grip on it. There’s a very little space for my fourth finger just enough to piss me off, because I can’t I can feel it there, but I can’t get a good grip on it and I don’t know.

I think this a knife would have done very, very well with a finger choil. I think that would have made it a little bit a little bit more usable for me, but it’s just it’s just too hard for me to get a grip on and again it’s very well made. The action is rock-solid. It’s not. You know a flaccid flipper. It’s not kind of just wiggling out there. It’s it’s really really nice. It’s very smooth, everything’s done very well, but I ergonomics don’t work for me.

It’s just too short. It’s not chunky enough! It’s not thick enough! I just don’t get any pleasure from this at all. You know in the hand, what’s going on to the conclusion alright. So, in conclusion, the ween R is an interesting little knife, that’s just too small for for me personally, if you really like smaller knives, if you think you can get a you know a comfortable grip on this, you know check it out, especially if you can pick One up used – I don’t normally advocate that, but these knives on secondary market are so soft and squishy price-wise that it’s it’s insane.

You could probably pick one up for like 150 bucks, realistically, maybe 170 or so, which is a much much better price. So if you don’t mind a knife that may just you know be a little too limp for your hand. This is a good place to go. It’s it’s very well made. The design is interesting, it curves just a little bit. You know a little upward, which you know some knives do that it just really depends.

I’ve seen them all different ways, but that little bit of curve there might be really ergonomic for you. I think they could take a few handle cues from fair and Forge as far as how to properly design a handle. They really really fits. You know in a hand, but this isn’t. This isn’t bad. I just wish it were bigger, girthier, chunkier and a little bit more natural feeling in the hand, but that’s going to be it for today, guys um.

If you have any questions about this knife or anything else, just let me know down in the comments I’ll try to do my best to answer them, and I hope you all have a good day. Thanks guys, bye,


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Review Of The Rapid Fire Knives By Off-Grid Knives

This one here is the OG 220, and this one here is the og 219. So G stands for off-grid, not original gangster. Just a sidebar anyway get sent a lot of knives to review. Many of them never make it to uh the coach, shelter, calm website. These two did and let me get into some detail on why these two knives did make the cut.

I’ve been reviewing off-grid knives for a couple years now, and they just seemed to get better and better quality’s, better more attention to detail. They recently upgraded their manufacturing plant and they came out with a bunch of new models, including these two. The reason why I am reviewing both of them at the same time is that they are pretty identical. Besides, of course, the color and the actual handle the blades on these rapid-fire models are made of us, eight Japanese steel, and they are cryogenically treated.

That type of treatment allows the blade to perform much better last longer and usually reserved for knives. What I have to your price tag usually found in our Special Forces community, so on and so forth. So the fact that you can get this type of treatment on a blade or this type of quality at a budget price definitely was something that I wanted to share with you, as I alluded to earlier. The main difference between these two rapid-fire models is the actual handle the og 219 has the g10 composite handle.

Resin and fiberglass mixture makes it very grippy the. On the other hand, we have the og 220 that has this scalar type handle once again all about personal preference. Both of them are relatively good to go whether you’re handling and operating in an environment where you have alcohol all over you sweating, which is usually an issue of mine, rain or even blood. The blade itself is pretty beefy. Incredibly, sharp, I mean definitely razor sharp and it has this nice serrated edge here.

Also that’ll do some serious damage. It’s made to be able to be deployed with just one hand, so you could you could index it with your index finger rapidly, deploy it. That way closes here with the body close it back down, or you can actually use the thumb to drive it float forward and deploy it. That way. So it’s nice to be able to have both of those options once again, usually reserved for knives with a heavier price tag.

Now the pocket clip itself is also very well made. Well, designed it’s really on are going to stay on there not really loosen up on. You does come with three screws, which is nice, which makes the integrity even that much more on the clip, especially for those of us that do carry it in our pocket, and you could also adjust the clip. So you can put it up here, so it allows you to carry a tip up or tip down depending on your preference and how you decide to Train speaking of training.

The teacher and me definitely wants to harp on the safety aspect. Make sure that you sure, if you do choose to carry this blade or any blade be sure to practice with it open it up, deploy it feel comfortable with it. If you’re going to carry it in your pocket or wherever you’re going to carry it, be sure to practice over and over, deploying it and feel comfortable with it make it a part of you. If not, it’s just going to end up being a liability, and I don’t want that for you at all.

I also wanted to bring up that these rapid-fire models come in an off-grid box, so if you are giving it as a present, it’s pretty cool. As far as the appearance, if I could figure out how to put this back, I guess it does go like this, so pretty form-fitting good presentation, if you are giving it as a gift. Another reason why I gravitated and like these rapid-fire models is because they remind me of my EDC, my everyday carry, which is this zero tolerance, zero, three zero one model.

Now, by no means am I saying that these rapid-fire models are in the same league as this zero tolerance. What I am saying is that many of the features of why I choose to carry this zero tolerance on a daily basis are found in these knives, but keep in mind that these knives are probably about one seventh of the cost of this zero tolerance model. So bottom line, if you’re in the market, for a folder that has a lot of the features that the big boys have, that pretty much a budget price definitely take a look at these rapid-fire models.

I think they’re going to impress you the same way that they’ve impressed me this is Helder. I hope that you found this review helpful.


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Sales Funnel Success: Basics Of Sales Funnels Explained By Jeff Walkner (Business & Marketing Books)

What you know has the ability to change. Somebody’s life right now, it’s being tied from the Google thousands of times Per second, it’s being liked on Facebook, the hashtag goals on Instagram and People are sitting in a classroom paying $ 50,000 per year or more to learn just a Fraction of what you already know now: what if that thing that he loves so much Didn’t have to be just a hobby.

What, if it was your career, your business? What if People actually pay you for your advice, you might be the one that could save a Marriage repair, a family change the course of someone’s health inspire an Idea, expert seekers to help you to find your voice, build a movement and become Your career new, your FREE copy of expert secrets now, because your message matters you’re listening to Jeff, Walker’s sales, Funnel success by Jeff Wagner narrated by the author chapter, one the nature of The beast, no matter what you’re trying to sell on the web, a sales funnel is the Number one way to do it: this is the most systematic way to build trust, to build a Relationship and to encourage people to want your brand before making a sale and It’s incredibly powerful when done we’ll, take a look around the web and chances Are you’ll come across a large number of sales funnels without even realizing it So what exactly is a sales funnel? How does it work and, more importantly, how Can you tap into its power for yourself once you understand the science behind The sales funnel you’ll see why it’s the most effective way to build profits and You’ll be able to turn any product or service into a massive success before we Go any further, it would be useful to explain exactly what a sales funnel is.

For those of you who are not entrepreneurs in essence, as sales funnel Can be imagined like a funnel for customers, you start out with a broad Opening to capture as many leads as possible and then you gradually narrow Those leads down to only the most engaged and interested ones, so you can Sell to them all the time you’ll be building trust, building, engagement and Priming them to make them ready for the sale.

You could also think about it as a Ladder with each rung taking your customers closer to the top, where you’ll Eventually, try to sell to them in practice. What this means is a series of Different marketing strategies each arranged in such a way as to build more And more targeted leads for your business, so you might start with a Simple advert or a blog post and then move on to an email list. Then a free Report then a seminar then a small product sale and then a big sale.

Each of These marketing stages is it wrong on a ladder, it’s a little further down the Funnel each time a customer clicks on the next link or follows you, through the Next, step, they’re becoming more and more likely to buy You, as I mentioned earlier, there’s a good chance. You’ve encountered different Funnels in your travels around the web, you might even have bought some products. For others, through this method, you might have come across a blog and signed up to The mailing list, for instance, and then be told to click on the link in order to See a free seminar and quite probably, that free seminar asked you to sign up For the next seminar, which would cost a little money, there are numerous great Examples on YouTube one and the gentleman will remain nameless is an Inscrutable businessman who’s willing to use everything at his disposal to Capture new leads and sales, even posting, a article with a fancy car and saying it’s His, but he still employs the sales funnel very well.

If you go to youtube You’ll find those ads showing up all the time. The guy then goes on to talk about His cars or his massive house – and this makes you want to read even if the only Reason is because it annoys you at the end of the article he offers to show you How to get his three most important tips for making money and because it’s free Why, wouldn’t you click it? Only at this point, you’re becoming more and more Involved with his brand and more and more likely to become a paying customer, When you read his free article on the blog you’ll, then be told you can get Even more information by signing up for a free report, in fact, this report is key.

To understanding the article, if you do this, then that entrepreneur now has your Details and the confirmation that you’re interested in what he has to sell so You’ve gone from a cold lead someone on YouTube, targeted based on your article Reading choices to a warm lead, someone who has demonstrated an interest and to Eventually, a qualified lead, the way that entrepreneur does. This is a little Transparent and more than a little cynical, but it’s how all the big names Operate and that’s exactly what you should be doing if you want to make Sales, no, this doesn’t mean you have to calm people.

Like the example I gave you Just that you need to think about your marketing strategy and steps and stages. And understand the psychology of the way you’re dealing with people, I’m going to Break down the techniques you need to know and all the different tools Resources and tips: you need to execute a perfect sales, funnel success. You’ll Learn how to sell anything, how to write persuasive copy that people simply can’t Ignore and how to build a massive following, so you don’t have just Visitors and customers – you have loyal fans you’re, going to discover why sales Falls are the most effective tool, you’re going to discover all the tools and Resources, you need to construct the ultimate sales funnel you’ll, learn how To target your audience and bring the right people to the first stage of the Funnel you’ll learn how to use persuasive writing to convince people to Buy anything you’ll learn how to maximize conversion rates to make people Buy from you more and more to utilize, an understanding of psychology to skyrocket, Your sales and you’ll learn the different options for your sales: funnels That will allow you to stand out and be different chapter 2 understanding the five touches Imagine someone coming up to you in the street and asking you if you’d like to Buy a $ 5,000 read, I would say that 99 % of the time you would say no to that.

Offer right well, apart from the fact you might not want to read, there’s also the Small issue of trust, recognition and authority, you don’t know who this person Is you’ve been given no reason to trust them and you’re, probably not going to Want to hand over any cash. That’s why companies don’t do this. Instead, they Give you Flyers fliers are things you can choose to accept or throw away, but Either way they don’t cost you anything and you don’t feel you’re being Pressured other stores do something different: they give away freebies walk Past the Starbucks and you’ll often find them giving away free samples of latest Drinks again, you can easily walk away if you’re not interested, and you won’t feel You’re being strong-armed, but if you like the free sample you can come in and Try, whatever else they’re offering so if you try and sell people right away, On your website, then you’re the equivalent to someone trying to sell Thousand-Dollar reades in the street and if that’s the only thing, you’re Offering and the only way that your visitors can engage with you, then They’re just going to say no thanks and leave, giving you no way to contact them.

Again and no way to get them back, a very poor strategy try to put yourself in Their shoes, they’ve typed fitness tips into Google, found your page essentially By accident and now you’re trying to sell them, your training program for five Hundred dollars, people don’t make decisions on that basis unless they’re Loaded with cash they’ll see you’re trying to sell them. Write you off as Spam and leave now imagine the alternative.

The sales funnel technique, They do the same thing: they type in fitness tips and they land on your site. Where they get some great information right away, that information is unique. Interesting and useful, but at the bottom it tells the audience that if they want More great tips, for example your five most powerful tips – then all they have to Do is enter the details to receive your free report.

There’s very little reason. For them not to do this, because you’ve demonstrated you’re able to provide Value and you’re offering something for free. The only price they pay is to allow You to contact them in future but, as you point out, they can always just Unsubscribe, if they don’t want to hear from you, they get their free report and Once again, they find it’s really good content. At the same time now, they’re Getting emails from you with highly engaging and interesting subject lines: The people who click those emails are now showing very good engagement and you Can see that they’re the kind of people that might be willing to buy these People will receive an email on an automated basis that invites them to an Exciting free conference, where they can hear you talk online about fitness, this Is a great rare opportunity and if they like what you’ve done so far, why Shouldn’t they get involved, so they do that and because they’ve gone so far, Another way to hear you and they’ve listened to the whole thing.

They’ve now made the full transition to fan. They are now engaging with you in a Big way and going out of their way to hear more from you, this makes a massive Difference because in their own mind, it will inform that that you’re, someone They’re interested in hearing more from this relates to an interesting aspect of Psychology called cognitive dissonance did you know the best way to make Someone like you is to get them to do things for you.

Why? Well? Because this Creates a state of cognitive dissonance in their minds, otherwise the brain likes. Congruence it likes to see that your actions are consistent with your beliefs. If you do something for someone that takes a lot of effort, then the brain Assumes that you must really like them to have been willing to do that. The same Thing works here: if someone engages with your brand, if they rush to your seminar, And wait for you to come online they’re telling themselves.

They must be big fans. Of your work, at the same time when someone has put in a lot of effort into Something, and that creates a strong motivation to get something your Audience will want closure, and the best way to do that is by buying from you After your free seminar, the next stage is to sell to them. This is them taking The next step and transitioning from a visitor or a fan into a paying customer This is the point where they become willing to buy from you and where you Start making money, but it’s not going to be the big-ticket item yet instead You’re going to sell something small to start with this, something small could be Along the lines of an e-book or a short course, and it should cost anywhere from Five to fifty dollars, what it’s doing is demonstrating that they can buy from you.

And trust you that’s why your small sale is so important. It’s an important point. To include in a sales funnel, the basic idea behind this is that you’re giving Your audience the chance to buy from you without too much risk because, as you saw From my read salesman example, one of the biggest barriers to a sale is risk. People are naturally risk adverse and they hate the idea they might hand. Over cash, only for you to go running off into the sunset laughing at them.

They Need to see they can buy from you and trust you, and if they don’t know that Then getting them to spend five thousand dollars is going to be very hard, but now Sell them something for five dollars, and can you get them to say why not they’ve Seen you can offer value from the other steps in your funnel and the risk of Losing five dollars is not too serious, so they take their chance only now they Know they can trust you.

They know that you’re able to deliver value and their Details will already be saved to your payment system. That means to make the Big purchase, you only have to persuade them that your product is worth it and Get them to take the plunge, as Amazon would say, with one click. This is much Easier than trying to get them to take the plunge when they’ve never dealt with You before, in fact, it’s pretty much impossible.

And finally, it’s off the back of that sale, you’re going to sell them your Big-Ticket item they’ve heard all your free content. They’ve read your eBook and Now they want to get the very most from you and if they want to see the very Best the most powerful tips, then they need to upgrade to your most expensive Offer, alternatively, you might make multiple sales of products that increase In value gradually over time and that way, each increase in cost will seem very Small, this way you’re making incremental increases in price, and thus people will Gradually increase the value that they’re spending with you and become Increasingly likely to make the transition to the truly big-ticket item.

Bottom line, that is how you sell a five thousand dollar product, one more Important point is to understand and utilize the power of social influence. And membership: this is one more tool: you’re going to use to get people to Really want to take that next step down your sales, funnel the idea of belonging To something and being part of something and the idea of being left out unless They take that step so you’re going to your audience that buying her big-ticket Item means being part of your movement means getting the full experience and Means seeing the VIP content that your regular customers don’t get to see.

They’ll be part of an elite community and they’ll get access to top-secret Information now you’re beginning to see how a sales funnel works. Aren’t you and Why it’s such an important tool for maximizing your sales? At the same time? It’s worth noting that the steps themselves don’t need to look exactly Like this, you might not have a mailing list, you might not have a seminar but You can still create a funnel.

What’s important is simply that you have a Series of escalating steps with each one increasing engagement and building your Fan base further, so the question now becomes how many steps constitutes a Funnel well, this varies from case to case The best answer, as you might have guessed from the chapter title – is 5 That’s because research has told us it takes 5 touches to sell to someone this Means they should interact with your business at least 5 times before you try And shift your big-ticket item: this is enough to take someone from being Completely unaware of your brand to being familiar enough with you that They’re willing to put their money and their trust in your products.

Chapter 3 diving deeper into the sales Funnel so now, knowing you should utilize five unique steps. What are those five Unique steps: what kinds of touches can you employ to get the maximum amount of Buying power, well, I’m going to run them down for you now. The first touch is a Blog, this is the most obvious first touch used by a lot of sites and Businesses, it’s a great place to provide some free value to demonstrate your Knowledge and authority, and to provide tips and advice.

Your blog should include Free information and articles related to your business or nation, and you should Work to make sure these are well-thought-out, well-written and above All providing tons value the more unique, useful and Insightful information you offer here, the more people are going to trust you And believe you can offer the value they’re looking for and that it’s going To be worth paying for another first touch variation is the squeeze page.

This Is a page that is all about trying to get people to subscribe to your mailing List, you can drive people here using PPC and other forms of ads and then simply Set out an excellent case for them to subscribe to you, it can work alongside a Blog or it can work on its own, you can use YouTube as an excellent place to Have your first touch here, you can create a article. You know people will Search for and attempt to offer some real value, the great thing about a article Is that it’s so engaging and will be so effective in grabbing attention holding That attention and allowing you to convey your points to an audience.

That’s Listening, there’s no reason that your first touch needs to be on your own site. If you write a guest post for another big blog, then you get their fans and Followers to find your content, and you can then bring those viewers and readers Over to your own blogs, here are some of the variations you can use for your Second, touch: first up a mailing list: this is a great one, because the vast Majority of brands will use it.

Email still has a great level of conversion. And open rate due to the fact that it’s so personal and direct, it also means You’re not relying on a third party like Google or Facebook, and it allows you Most importantly, to address your audience directly, the next best thing to A mailing list is social media. If you can get someone to like you on facebook, Or follow you on twitter, then you’re, giving yourself the opportunity to Contact them in the future and like subscribers, people who follow you on Social media are taking that psychological step that makes them fans You can also try alternative options for your social media snapchat.

For example, Has surprisingly, high engagement inviting people to take part in a Community is a brilliant way to get them excited about your brand Committed once people start having conversations in a group with your name, In it, they’ll feel they belong, and it will be very hard for them to turn off. From your brand and to break their engagement, the YouTube equivalent of This is to get someone to subscribe to your blog when they do this they’ll Then see new articles as you post them.

This is an excellent way to get them to See your new content and to reach them with new promotions and offers now, let’s Take a look at some of the variations on the 3rd touch. This should be something That requires them to take another action, and it should be something a bit Lengthier that forces them to engage with your content. A free report is a Great example of this, and it’s a good chance for you to demonstrate the value That you’re, capable of delivering article seminars are great because they’re live Events, this means people will need to prepare to listen to them and hopefully Will be looking forward to the event making people wait for something is a Perfect way to get them to want it more, what’s more, a live.

Article seminar is Something that people will feel very engaged with and we’ll give them a Direct interaction with you. Similarly, you could offer some kind of free chat. Or consultation, going back to my example of selling a training program, you could Offer a free fitness consultant and recommend some exercises: diet, plans, etc. This can be one-to-one if you’re willing to put in the time and really it’s a Fantastic way to build fans.

Another option, though, is to have a group chat. Such as one on Google Hangouts – and you can make this more exciting by making it An invite-only event: your fourth touch, is going to be the small sale that will Help you engage your audience. Ideally, this will be something that you will Offer a similar service or value to the main product that you’re trying to shift And that way it should be able to demonstrate that the thing you are Infact selling for more is really going to be worth more money or, if your only Interest is getting people to buy from you and demonstrating your Trustworthiness then, you can always just sell something incredibly cheaply.

This Could be as simple as a phone case or a t-shirt. Anything that just costs a couple of dollars, many a sales funnel – will be Built around just sales, the sales funnel I’ve described so far is one with a low Free line, in other words, the more you give away for free The better, but it’s also possible to put multiple purchases below the free line. Rather than selling one item, then your big-ticket item you can instead go Through gradually more expensive products and build this up to the point, Where your customer eventually pays for something very expensive, this is the Best way to get people to buy the very highest ticket items this way, they’ll be Making multiple purchases that increasing value and each step will seem Slightly smaller, it won’t seem like such a big deal to eventually spend that much Money, the steps are incremental and thus they Seem smaller and more palatable if you’re selling software as a Service Saas, but another good option is to offer a free trial.

This is much easier to Convince someone to try than actually selling to them, but if you handle this Correctly, they’ll still be handing over the details and they might even input Their card details, so you can charge them if they fail to cancel the Membership after the first month, another alternative to actually selling is to Give something away for free one of the best examples of doing this is to give Away a free promotional gift: these are things that have your branding on them.

And might include the likes of t-shirts or coffee mugs very cheap to produce Which makes them ideal loss leaders what’s more, is you can include your Branding and get free marketing and exposure every time your fans use those Items at the same time, by wearing a t-shirt with your brand on it, your Visitors will feel much more engaged and committed to your brand to the point. Where they might want to demonstrate their allegiance in other ways, obviously Your final touch is going to be your actual sale.

This is what everything up To this point has been leading to and when your visitors arrive on your site, Hopefully they should be in-game aged committed and ready to buy all that Remains is for you to make that final push to convert them into a customer and You might do that with a series of emails, or you might do it with an Effective sales page chapter for advanced sales, funnel techniques there Are a number of more advanced techniques and strategies? You can add, however, many Of which will help you engage your audience even more or in an entirely Different way, for example, one step that people often won’t use is to offer a Free app download this works well, because people will often get excited by The prospect of getting an app they can see that this is an exciting free, Product, rather than something dull like a mailing list, this then gives you a Very slick and polished way to reach your audience or for them to check in With you, it also means you can use push notifications to sell products.

Another Example of a more advanced touch is to try live article streaming effectively. This means using a tool like periscope or Facebook, or even YouTube in order to Stream, a recording of yourself, live to your visitors when done correctly. This Will allow you to engage a large audience of followers and they’ll in Turn be able to respond to what you’re saying Live-Streaming is taking off in a big way and it’s a great way to find new Potential customers, because the various blogs are currently so quiet that any Article here will be quickly and easily found by people who are searching for New things to read: what’s more live streaming allows you to interact.

Directly with your audience, people will be able to read you as though they were In the room with you and can ask questions, you’ll be able to respond to Directly, this builds much more trust and makes them feel as though they know you Already – and this can help a great deal when it comes to sales – that it sure Doesn’t hurt that live-streaming makes you look very modern and on the ball at The same time, this is a cool and interesting alternative to having a Seminar on line one of the most important Considerations when you’re building a sales funnel is how you’re going to get People to the start of that funnel in the first place, what’s more is asking How you’re going to get the right people to the start? That’s where something Called targeting comes in going back to my example of the Shady read salesman: One of the biggest problems was that that salesman didn’t know who we were We’ve shown no interest in reades and for all he knows we might hate wearing Things on our wrist or perhaps we’ve just been given a beautiful new read: And we don’t need a new one for this reason alone, our read guy is not likely.

To have much luck, but now imagine that he’s using targeting to sell only to People with a high chance of being interested one way he could do this is To stand outside the read lovers convention, there are read lovers: Conventions right, another option would be to visit people’s homes who’ve Answered a survey saying they’re in the market for a read: Bottom line, shady read, guy is still doing a lot of stuff wrong, but simply by Approaching the right audience he’s going to see a big improvement in his Conversion rates and that’s what we need to do to bring the right people to our Site to begin with, and to do that, we first need to identify who our virus This means working out who our buyer persona or ideal customer is a buyer Persona is a fictional biography of our ideal customer.

That means they’re the Exact person who is liable to buy from you in profiling, this person you’re not Just looking at the demographics like buyers, age, sex location and marital Status, this is important, but you want to go deeper by thinking about their Philosophies their politics, their other interests, once you’ve created your Imaginary biography, this will allow you to market your product in the very Places where this person is likely to be that might mean finding forums that Discuss the other subjects they’re interested in or finding blogs with Similar central concepts to write guest posts for this will essentially allow You to find a good to market which is anywhere your ideal Buyer is likely to spend time a brilliant example might be a magazine on A particular subject, if you can find your route to market and you can match That market with the right product and sales funnel then you’ll, be almost Guaranteed to see success for your products, chapter 5 What the heck is a I da, and why should I care, no matter how good your sales Funnel is it will only be as strong as your weakest link and in many cases that Weakest link is the fifth and final touch, the point where you actually come: To sell your product a lot of people just don’t know how to make their items.

L and they don’t know how to make something, seem really exciting and more Importantly necessary: this is where great copywriting and AI DEA comes in AI Dea is a concept that will make it a little bit easier for you to sell your Products and make money online. The general idea is that you need to take Your visitors from the point they’ve never heard of you to the point where They’re ready to buy only this time were focusing more on the specific product.

Rather than on the brand, more generally so to break it down, for you a ID a Stands for awareness, interest desire and action. You can’t make someone interested In your product, until they’re, aware of it – and you can’t make them want it until They’ve learned about it and you can’t encourage them to click, buy until you’ve. Made them really want what you’re offering this AI da structure is a Highly useful guide – and it has five steps long the same as your 5 touches You can even build AI da into each touch, then start by teasing your product and Then, building on that by providing more and more information and generally Making it sound more desirable either that or you can place awareness in your Second stage and then provide the interest and desire in the next You can even place all five steps in the final touch through your sales page Depending on what it is you’re trying to sell and, of course, your broader strategy, Regardless of how you approach it in order to sell your idea, you’re going to Have to be able to use persuasive writing.

The bottom line is you’re going To need to build interest and desire for your product, it starts with attention. And engagement, which are increasingly difficult things to accomplish these Days, everyone is in a rush and it’s increasingly rare to get a chance to Just sit down and read a long piece of text. Studies even suggest that the Internet and technology in general is causing symptoms very similar to a DD in A lot of people, so your first objective is to get people to stop and pay.

Attention that means you need to write in a manner that’s efficient and to the Point avoiding long-winded sentences or Flamboyant language get to the point in as few words as possible. Another tip is To try writing with a narrative structure, in other words, make your sales Pitches Story, one of the most common and popular ways to do this is write the Story of how your product helped you, this works wonders because people find It hard to turn off from stories.

We always want to know how they end and we Want to learn as much as we can about them. That’s why we’ll often stay up all night reading, trashy TV isn’t it. You can also Grab attention right away by using a controversial or shocking opening Sentence that will increase interest and engagement and make it hard for people To turn off another tip to make sure people don’t just leave without reading Everything is to try and write in a way that makes it easy to skim through Quickly, if you take a look at most sales pages, you’ll notice, they’re very long, And narrow utilizing lots of long detailed headers and they have lots of Bold underlined or red text.

The idea here is that most people will skim Through your content, so you need to ensure they can do so and still get the Whole story, even just the headlines alone, should give enough information. That someone might be interested to buy while the bold and underlined words will Also jump out and grab attention this way, even if people are in a hurry and There always are they’re still going to be engaged and hopefully buy your Product so now they’re reading.

What are you doing with that? Hard-Won attention? The answer is, you need to sell the dream and sell your value proposition. You need To get people dreaming about your product and truly wishing they owned it Ultimately, the objective here is to make sure people think of your product in Emotional terms, they need to understand how your product can make their lives. Better and why they really need it.

What is a value proposition? Essentially it Means understanding how your product really makes lives better? What’s the Real value in your product, why will people buy it? People don’t buy a fitness. Ebook for a good read: they don’t even buy a fitness book to get fitter. They Buy Fitness books to feel good about themselves, to impress women or men and To have confidence in good health, that’s the dream and that’s the emotion you Need to tap into if your product is about making money, then the dream is Power influence and the resources to avoid the stress of debt to go on big Holidays and to own a big beautiful house, of course, you also need to Describe the product itself and precisely what it entails, it can’t all Be just sunshine and blue skies.

The next thing you need to do is build trust and Authority you’re selling this dream and showing exactly how you’re going to help People get there, but that’s not enough on its own, because people need to trust You this is partly what your sales funnel has been all leading up to, but You can also further enhance this effort during your sales pitch. You can help People to trust you and remove your risk by using social proof, like reviews and Testimonials using money-back guarantees and other safety measures that make the Buyer feel safe using stats and statistics such as studies that back Your claims appealing to figures of authority and the thought leaders in Your niche providing your own credentials if you do All this you’ll find people are more likely to take that risk and by finally You need to remove those barriers to sale.

One way to do this is by combating The dreaded buyer’s remorse this is the sense of guilt that people can feel After they bought something, you need to remove this by demonstrating that what You’re selling is a good deal or by convincing them they might even be Making some kind of investment this strategy works, particularly well, when You’re selling, something like a make money online course. What’s key to Understand when selling is that people buy based on their emotions and not Logic: this is the reason that the whole value proposition concept is so Important, if you try and sell based on logic alone, then people will often Realize they don’t really need what you’re offering and talk themselves out.

Of it, but if you convince them based on emotion, then they’ll feel strongly Compelled to buy and will find it hard to resist that temptation. The difference. Is huge and ultimately leads to a lot more sales. This is often why it’s a good Idea to try and get people to imagine owning your product and to make it seem. Desirable in its own right, in particular, using the right language words like feel And looks really help to paint a picture and are often used by thought leaders.

And entrepreneurs who are very successful when they sell their products The bottom line is you need to get people to act on that emotion, while it’s There, rather than going away and coming back and to do this, you can introduce Scarcity and urgency that means pointing out that your audience needs to buy Right now or risk missing out entirely, you can do this by making up that you Have only a very limited number of products left for sale or by introducing A limited time discount, then your readers will understand if they’re Interested at all in what you’re offering they need to buy right away or Risk missing out that way: they’ll act on their emotional impulse, rather than Leaving and deciding against it chapter six polishing, a diamond if you Take all the boxes we’ve just discussed, you’ll have a sales funnel that will be Effective in capturing visitors and converting them into customers, you’re Grabbing their details, every time they interact with your brand and then you’re Building trust and growing your authority, but is this by itself enough? To guarantee your success, unfortunately, there’s just one big thing: that’s Missing here and that’s making sure all of the materials you’ve created are Excellent, take a look around Facebook and you’ll see plenty of adverts for Make money online schemes and fitness programs, if you click them, you’ll, be Taken straight to a sales funnel that will work just like the ones I’ve just Discussed but very often you’ll find they don’t really work on you.

The reason Is because they look like spam, we’ve all seen a thousand make money online sales Funnels and we’ve all been to sales pages with people on yachts or beaches. Telling us how we can earn money from home and live the dream. The problem is We just don’t believe it anymore, and why should we often these sites, look like They were made by a fifteen year old, the promises are over the top and it’s Something we’ve seen a hundred times before and then there’s the question we Always ask ourselves in these situation: if this person is so rich, why does their Website look so cheap and the bottom line.

Why are they doing this at all and The way you’re going to do that is by giving your funnel polish and by doing What you can to stand out, this means building a proper brand and investing in Your funnel hiring people to help you with your design and with your article Creation imagine how much different the exact same strategy would be, but we’re The first age of your funnel was a professionally edited article with premium Production values, high quality, camera quality, editing a good script, terrific Music, obviously, this inspires so much more trust in your brand and makes you Stand out from all the second-rate spammers on the web, The same goes for offering something a bit different and for thinking of new And unique ways to engage with your audience: Never forget to actually build value, don’t just appear to be offering it chapter, seven: what’s it going to cost the next important thing you need to Think about is how you’re going to price your funnel.

You already know that your First, few touches are going to be free and we’ve discussed in detail the value Of charging for something smaller before you try and sell the big-ticket. This Also has the advantage of meaning that even people who will never be willing to Pay for the big ticket will still be able to spend some money with you and Become paying customers now we’re going to look at pricing in a little more Detail because it’s an important consideration once again, there are steps And rungs and you’re going to be increasing the cost of what you offer.

Very slowly as you go up, the first step, of course, is completely free. This is Your youtube article or your blog, something that people can consume. Completely for free and then just leave without any kind of commitment. The free Line is often the term used to describe the cutoff point where your content and Your value stops being free, and often this is shown in diagrams to be the Entry point of the funnel as they enter the funnel they commit to start paying.

Some items that go above the free line might include blogging guest blogging. Easons ebooks press releases, free reports, Camtasia articles seminars and Presentations having a free line and knowing where precisely your free line, Sits can help you a great deal to manage your business and to test what’s working. What’s interesting is that more and more marketers are talking about moving the Free line specifically they’re discussing moving the free line down and Making more of the things they used to charge for free? This is a great way to Get more people to commit to the funnel and to get ahead of the competition Many people even recommend you give away your very best stuff, the company that Provides the most value above the free line is often the company that wins While it’s possible to think about your business like this, what you should also Recognize is that there is another line, the details line.

This is an important Thing to understand, because while a visitor isn’t paying you when they sign Up there is still a cost to them that being their details. This is still a Transaction and you still need to be able to offer something worthwhile to Them in exchange for those details, what’s more is that this moves them Inexorably toward buying from you once they’ve made the step of handing over Their details, they’ve already made kind of a payment.

In one sense. Now it’s going To seem like a smaller step for them to move forward, making a small purchase Especially once they made that commitment so now you know where your Free line is – and you recognize that it’s movable the next thing to consider is The precise price you’re going to set for the items that are below with a free Line this is important because this is still part of your puzzle.

We’ve talked About selling on smaller item, to get people ready to pay for the more Expensive ones, but often your sales funnel will go further than this and it Could involve multiple purchases, each getting more and more expensive, but at Each step you need to ensure that everything you’re providing is offering Value and something in exchange for what you’re charging is worth that amount. Here are a few options? Number one: do your market research look At what other brands and companies are charging for equivalent products and Offer the same number to look at the ways products similar to yours are Calculated, for instance, if you’re selling items you purchased wholesale Then you might well use the typical keystone pricing approach.

This means You’re going to charge your end, customers twice the amount that you paid For the product, thereby making a 100 % profit number three you’ll also need to Calculate your cogs, cogs is cost of woods souls. This tells you how much each Item you’re selling costs you to manufacture working this out; Tells you how much you need to charge in order to make a profit. You can then Think about the amount you’re going to need to grow and scale your business While also maintaining a healthy lifestyle, Number four keep in mind.

This doesn’t work with ebooks because you don’t have Any overheads the cost of manufacturing an e-book is nil. So how can you be sure You’re offering the right value for money, simple, you test the market and see What your ebook will sell for look at similar products, then try tweaking your Price to see if it overall increases your profits or decreases them number Five read your metrics as you get more Advanced, the only real option is to closely read your metrics and see What’s working, this means, for example, identifying how much a customer is worth You once they reach the fifth rung, because you might find it’s actually Worth selling the first item in your funnel at a loss, if it means that you Can subsequently increase the chances of selling your last item but the only way To know this certainly is to carefully monitor your sales and see who’s buying.

What and how much it’s earning you at each point in the funnel and finally, Remember you need to add a little wiggle room in your price if you’re going to Make a big sale quickly, we’ve already discussed, you want to increase urgency. And scarcity, one way to do this is we’ve touched on is by offering a limited time. Discount, but that means you need to make the product expensive enough. You can Offer the discount and still be making a profit and if you’re, selling, multiple Products then there are various different ways that the cost can Interact that you also need to take on board, for instance, if you’re selling More than one item you might use a strategy called contrast.

This means that You’re placing a cheaper item next to a more expensive item. This makes the more Expensive item appear more premium and it again introduces the idea of Increasing the price in small intervals, a customer might convince themselves to Ten dollars more because it’s a small price to pay to get the very best. Conversely, if the customer wants to be frugal, then they might buy the cheaper Item because it will appear to be a better deal, one next to the more Expensive one they can must overcome buyer’s remorse by saying to themselves.

Okay, well I’ll just get the cheaper one. Chapter 8 long-term success strategy: the Coarser thing to remember, regardless of the tips and techniques we’ve discussed, And are going to use is that you’re, building trust and playing for the long Game remember we’re aiming to do the precise Opposite of the shady guy in the street selling reades, we know that we need to Woo, our customers and get them on our side before we try and sell them.

Something worth thousands of dollars, but the next question is precisely how You’re going to build that trust, how do you generate true fans and how do you Make sure that the experience and each stage of your funnel is a worthwhile one. The first tip, of course, is just to make your products excellent, and that goes For the freeline ones, too, I’ve worked with clients that create sales, funnels Where the first product is a folder filled with six silent articles of people, Setting up WordPress, they call this the ultimate guide to generating income.

Online or something similar, what chance do you think that person has of selling Something for $ 1000, a sales concept that relates to moving the free line is a Concept known as over-delivering, instead of creating something that falls sadly, Short, you need to make sure that your products and experiences are over Delivering each time that means you’re, exceeding expectations going above and Beyond, for example, if you promise an amazing ebook, then throw an extra articles, Extra mind, maps and beautiful big images surpass expectations and you’ll create Goodwill that will spur extra sales.

That’s why the best sellers on Amazon Never promise next date. They promised delivery in two to four Days and then make sure it arrives the next day, customers are almost always Blown away by this, which means positive reviews and more Sales, another way to make people want to be fans is that they actually get behind. Your brand, you need to have a brand. For example, easy cash online is not a brand It’s a keyword or over a good brand goes beyond just a name and a logo.

A brand Should begin with a promise, a call to action and with a mission statement, the Best companies, the ones that really inspire people and create big movements; Are the ones that have some kind of vision for themselves and the world Apple was so successful in its heyday, because it was all about disrupting the Establishment and making computers fun and friendly to use it was about taking That power out of the hands of the elite and giving it to the masses.

This was a Vision and a passion and as you well know, it took over the business world and You see this with all the most successful brands in the world. They have An identity, a unifying cause, morals and a vision try to work out what it was. That inspired you to get in business, try to work out where you want to go with. Your business and what you want to give back now put all of that into a mission Statement and make sure you refer to that with every decision you make with Every piece of branding and with every piece of marketing, when you do you’ll Create something that people can get behind and that will excite them.

This is The kind of thing that people become true fans of and it’s what will Encourage people to want to become more and more committed to your brand. You Also need to consider content, marketing content, marketing simply means you’re. Relying on the free content, you, post on your blog in order to reach your Audience you’ll use this content to build up your SEO and to share on social Media, but at the same time, it’s also going to provide that vital.

First touch. And provide value to the user while building trust. There are plenty of Differ options when it comes to digital Marketing but the one that will always work best with a sales funnel is content. Marketing chapter 9, time-saving tools and resources, as I’ve mentioned earlier, One of the most important things that can help you increase your sales and Your conversions is a great sales page with great persuasive language, but your Persuasive language is only one piece of that puzzle.

What’s equally important is That you have a well-designed page that will encourage people who want to buy From you, and that will keep them engaged a great way to do. This is with the right WordPress theme or plugin, and one of the very best to this end is optimize. Press For WordPress optimized press will instantly turn any site into a sales Page using the standard, long, narrow design and lack of buttons leading away From your sales page, the design has been built with a lot of testing and has been Shown to maximize conversions – and this way you aren’t relying on your own Design skills or trial and error, so let the pros take care of the design and you Just focus on the write-up another tool is click.

Funnels click funnels make it Quick and easy to set up landing pages, as well as back and sales pages like Upsells and downloads, an essential service to use, as you might be aware, is Paypal, this is the most popular way to accept transactions and can be used in Multiple ways, the simplest being just to embed the Pay Now button on your site, And then send out the digital products manually. Paypal is well recognized and Lots of people already have an account which reduces the barrier to sale by Ensuring people don’t need to enter their details into an unknown form.

A Staple of good sales funnels is to host webinars and online presentations. There. Are a number of different things you can use to do this and a number of different Tools for creating great online webinars, some of the best include, go to Eating you conference, google, hangouts webinar jam and easy webinar plugin, but As we mentioned before, why not try live-streaming for metrics the most Important thing to set up is Google Analytics and goal tracking goal.

Tracking allows you to look at precisely who is making it to your checkout page And your thank you for buying page. You can then see how these visitors behave. Prior to buying and you can see which searches led to that action, this is Invaluable data to use for fine-tuning your funnel another thing to consider is How you’ll manage your leads? This is going to mean creating a mailing list. For most people and then using an autoresponder in order to manage those Mails, your autoresponder, as you may know, is the tool you use to collect your Emails as well as to send them out, you can log into the autoresponder to create Your mails before clicking to deliver them to Everyone on that list, autoresponders also perform a range of other jobs for Example, they’ll, let you manage unsubscribes and create a double opt-in.

Process, meaning that users need to confirm their email addresses, thereby Avoiding people signing up with fake emails and helping to ensure that all Your subscribers are really going to read your messages, but perhaps one of The most powerful features of many autoresponders is the option to see how Engaged your readers are you’ll, be able to see how many people are opening each Mail and which of your users, really aren’t engaging at all more usefully.

You’ll be able to identify the people who always open your mails and always Click the links – these are your more engaged users and your more qualified Leads, in other words, they’re the ones who are ready to move on to the next Stage in your funnel and you can set up your autoresponder to email them only Once they reach this point, I’ve mentioned leaves a few times so far of Course elite is anyone you can potentially sell to, but they’ll vary in Terms of how useful they are and how likely they are to be willing to buy A cold lead is someone who’s, never heard of you before.

This is someone who’s landed on your site. Seeing an ad a warm lead is someone Who has shown some kind of interest by subscribing liking? You on social media Etc, you’re qualified lead is someone who’s shown interest in a product by Getting a quote or by spending time in your store, this is the person who’s, the Easiest to now convert into a customer. Of course, your job is to take your Visitors from cold leads all the way to qualified and one way to make this Easier is by lead scoring that is calculating just how warm each lead is.

And how far away they are from being qualified the best autoresponder Software will do this for you and make it much easier to message the right. People at the right time, because timing is everything when it comes to sales. Some of the best autoresponders on the market are Aweber, GetResponse and Mailchimp, ultimately, all three of these tools are very similar in terms of Features and services so what’s left, is to consider the pricing and which one Best suits your targets: chapter 10, increasing conversion rates once your Sales funnel is set up and live.

All that’s left to do is read as the sales Come in and then tweak it to try and generate more revenue, the best way to do This is to increase your conversion rates at each stage of the funnel. How do You make sure that more and more people go from visiting your site to signing up. To your list and how do you encourage them to go from buying the cheapest item? To buying your most expensive one, one simple answer is to invest as money.

Starts to come in from your sales! Invest that back into your funnel by improving Each step of the process, this means making your products better, adding more Sheen and more freebies and making your articles better, it means investing in more Marketing and it means building a better brand with the right logo and the right Web design hire writers hire web developers and Really keep growing and improving your business.

Your job is not done once it Goes live one of the easiest ways to increase. Your conversion rate is to Improve your targeting and one of the best ways to get more targeted visitors. To your sites, other than using your established routes to market is to use Ppc to create targeted adverts, the other way to target your audience is through Ppc PPC is pay-per-click advertising and is most commonly associated with either Google Adwords or Facebook ads both types of ads, allow very precise Targeting for your campaigns, so you can ensure your ads are being seen by the Right people, for example, on Facebook, you can choose adverts that are only seen by People with certain hobbies listed people in certain locations or people With certain jobs, likewise, on Google AdWords, you can Target people based on the searches they perform, Google AdWords ads appear on the Serps the search engine results pages.

This means that you can place your ads. For reades on the search by reades online, it’s safe to assume that people Searching that term have an interest in buying reades. The other great thing. About PPC is that you can set your cost per click. This means you can choose a Maximum amount you’re willing to pay for each visitor who clicks your ad and Visit your site, the more you pay, the more your ad will be seen, but if you Choose the right keywords, then: you can get visitors for a surprisingly small Amount of money now, if you can work out how many of your visitors eventually Become paying customers and you can work out how much each of those sales means To you in profits, then you can calculate the amount that you can pay for.

Each Visitor and still be guaranteed a profit. This is the step before your sales. Funnel and it’s equally as important – it’s also very important to look at your Reports and metrics track, which adverts are bringing customers to your site? Look At which products are selling best, and at what times of day. Most importantly, Look at where your best customers are coming from This is important because you can invest more time and money into what’s working.

And move away from what isn’t this is where Google Analytics and goal tracking Is particularly useful. Another way to do this is split testing. This means Creating two versions of a webpage and then introducing subtle differences to Each version you then see which of your two versions, performs best and decide. Whether or not to keep or abandon those changes, there are tools that can let you Do this finally try to think of your objectives in terms of building true Fans, one of the most important things you can do is to really get people Behind your business and feel as though they know you and you’re a friend when You have a true fan, they will not only be most likely to buy from you, but they Will share your content, spread the word and help you grow your business.

This is Why it is worthwhile spending time in one-on-one, chats in answering emails and Comments and in generally, engaging with your audience, meanwhile, don’t think of Them in terms of how you can sell to them just think of how you can provide Value and provide a good free service. Some of these people will never buy from You, but that’s not the point, the ones that will will make all that hard work.

Worthwhile and if you create something really good and deliver a really great Service, then you will be rewarded: chapter 11 Choosing your products now you need to make sure you’ve chosen the right Products to begin with this might seem obvious, but the product you choose will Not only make an impact on your sales, but also on the type of customer you get The type of marketing you use and even the subject you’re right about so how do You go about choosing the right products.

Well, a good place to start is by Thinking about what you want to write about and what resources you already Have available, if you happen to run the world’s most popular fitness site, then You should probably develop or buy a fitness product if you don’t own a Website you might still design that this is a subject. You’d be happy to Write about – and this is important if you’re going to stay committed to the Process of writing every day.

Likewise, you need to know about your niche if You’re really going to offer good value when your blog posts and your reports Another pointer is to consider any routes to market. You might already have So, do you just happen to know the editor of a magazine with a huge circulation? Do You happen to know a big youtuber, then you need to think about how easy the Product will be to sell. What’s the competition like? Is the market saturated Does the product have a value proposition that people won’t be able to Ignore selling people great abs or a better love life is always going to lead.

To more profit than a book on sewing, finally, it’s a good idea to test out Your idea before you invest too much in it. This is called validating the product. And you can do that by checking that other businesses have been able to sell It or better yet building up some interest and some pre-orders before you Actually start building it once you know what you want to sell, there’s just one More small issue making it well: here’s how you can go about making or acquiring A product to sell easily the easiest ones to make yourself are digital.

Products of course, you can easily make an e-book an online course or a article Series yourself or hire someone to do it for you through sites like upwork, you Could also create your own physical products, much harder of course, though. And might mean trying to find a manufacturer and coming up with plans. Whether you sell digital products or physical ones, you might decide it’s Easier to sell products created by other people, this way, you’re acting as a Salesperson and keeping commission it’s harder to find truly big-ticket items.

And you do lose some of the profit, but it can save you a lot of time and Completely remove any risk and it might be a good way to validate your sales. Funnel before investing in your own product creation, you can find digital Products on sites like jvzoo, Commission, Junction or Physical ones, on Amazon, the next option is drop shipping. This means selling Someone else’s product, but with your name on it and with no need to mention The manufacturer, this is a white label service and you can find companies Offering this on sites like Alibaba, so now you should have all the information You need to start building your own sales.

Funnel we’ve looked at a lot of High concept, ideas here and discuss the psychology of your buyers and how you Can work that to your advantage, but remember at the end of the day you still Need a great brand, a great purpose and excellent products. If you’re going to Inspire your audience and make some big sales, so try not to be cynical about This start with the real vision, but then just realize that you need to build a Relationship and thrust before you can sell your most expensive items.

To recap: The best ways to do this are come up with a strong brand and a value Proposition create a blog and use content marketing to build a following. Or use a YouTube, blog drive, cold leads with targeted PPC and other Methods encourage people to sign up to your mailing list, run a free, webinar or Conference to engage with your audience and create fans start moving people past Your free line by charging for smaller products build trust and engagement and Increase the price until you’re able to ship your big-ticket item, use a sales Page with well-written persuasive writing to increase conversions, don’t Forget to employ the five touches method we talked about and also employ the a ID A technique to build interest and awareness, monitor and manage your funnel And gradually increase your sales further and you will see your conversion Rates through the same structure, all this around a well-thought-out product, And spend time really building trust with your visitors.

If you do this well, You’ll have a perfect strategy for attracting visitors and turning them. Into the kinds of loyal customers that will Want to buy the big-ticket items from you. The bottom line is that’s how you Can do it now it’s up to you to get out there and do it. I wish you the very best Of sales funnel success: chapter 12: the importance of influencer marketing in The sales funnel when you picture the sales funnel awareness taking up the Widest part, narrowing through interest and decision finally ending in action.

Where do you think influencer marketing fits in many markers? Would categorize Influencer marketing, as an awareness tactic, which is a reasonable assumption. We tend to measure influencer campaigns based on reach, impressions and Engagement rather than the end sale and influencer shared content is often used. As an introduction to a product or service, however, there’s no single best Time to use influencer marketing because the path from awareness to point of sale, Includes many important touch points along the way.

Today’s sales funnel Process is highly consumer, driven where educated consumers are actively seeking Information that’s relevant to their needs. The bottom line is that influencer Marketing can be used effectively at every stage of this modern purchase. Journey influencers have incredible sway when it comes to familiarizing their Audience with your brand identity, their storytelling and presentation skills are The perfect vehicles for everything from initial product introduction to in-depth Tutorials that help consumers understand complicated features and benefits.

Awareness tactics are far more subtle and effective than they used to be the Outdated model of brands, relying on heavy-handed sales, pitches and Promotional messages is changing to more nuanced approach, with influencers who Can seamlessly weave brand messaging into their own tonal language? Broad-Based awareness campaigns now have a personal touch. Influencers often share Photos or stories that involve their own authentic experience, With a product or service, according to a recent research, when done right, Influencer marketing can work wonders for businesses looking to launch new Products or raise brand awareness by tapping into an influencers already Established audience and reach, but don’t stop at this stage.

There are still Plenty of chances to motivate and connect with potential buyers throughout The sales process, influencer campaigns – can drive engagement in all kinds of Ways whether it’s garnering article views sparking a brand conversation across Multiple social blogs, encouraging participation in a giveaway or driving Traffic to brand websites and social accounts engagement is where awareness Can ultimately turn into action? Likes shares comments.

All of these activities. Help spread the word and influence buying decisions. One recent study, Revealed that a whopping 74 % of people will choose companies or brands based on Other’s experiences that are shared online, it’s clear that third-party Endorsement is critical for today’s socially engaged consumers in the middle Of the funnel consumers are becoming interested in a product or service and Taking steps toward a buying decision influencers can help move people from One stage to the next: by offering the kind of compelling content that leads People to learn more and ultimately share their own experiences and Recommendations, while it’s a common belief that influencers don’t drive Direct sales straight from a blog or a social post.

There are plenty of Strategies for influencers to cut through the noise and ask for the sale On the brand’s behalf, it’s true that influencer campaign sales are more Organic and thus can be more difficult to track, but a campaign can include Creative calls to actions like sharing a coupon or a discount to wavering Consumers, in some cases, influencers can boost in store sales with demonstration. Campaigns such as sharing the benefits of a personalized, fitting and styling For a fashion, retail brand influencers are also starting to take Advantage of the new direct sales features offered by certain social Platforms, any post can include a link to buy, of course, but now Instagram stories.

Has a swipe up feature that can send the follower directly to a purchase page and Buyable pins on Pinterest, let users click to buy products, they’re interested In just remember, sales can and do happen by indirect means. An influencer might Publish a delicious looking recipe sponsored by a spiced brand, the recipe Could include a printable that gets picked up and shared on Pinterest making Its way to a cooking enthusiast, who waits until the holidays, to give the Recipe a try she buys the ingredients makes the recipe then shares the results.

And the shopping list on her Instagram page and on it goes The sale is just one component of developing a valuable long-term Relationship with a consumer combine elements from all of those strategies to Stay on top of mind continue partnering with influencers to share loyalty; Rewards offers re-engage influencers during key seasonal pushes and utilize The existing content via social sharing, digital advertising or even on the Brand’s own site, according to marketing’s Rule of 7 prospects need to consume an advertising message, a minimum of seven Times before, they’ll take steps to buy the product or service a well-planned Influencer campaign will help your brand be seen on different platforms by Cross-Sections of consumers and when you engage multiple influencers, consumers Are likely to be exposed to your brand multiple times and over the course of a Campaign or even a year-long program that can be extremely beneficial.

The Bottom line is that influencer marketing is so much more than an introductory Tactic, well-planned campaigns will help you not only connect with potential Customers, but also motivate them to engage with and contribute to your brand As you guide them toward your ultimate objective, In the end, you want more than a sail. You want the kind of relationship that Fosters brand advocacy chapter 13, the sales funnel on steroids.

What, if I told You there was a way to grow revenue, reduced churn and increase the lifetime. Value of your customers. Well, there is, and let me introduce you now to the Sales hourglass take your enterprise sales organization to the next level and All you have to do is flip the traditional sales funnel on its head, the Sales hourglass is the ideal model for tech organizations that are hyper Focused on customer success, while the sales funnel typically ends with the Customer signing a contract, the hourglass continues the process engaging Your new customer with deeper, more strategic relationships with integral Members of your team: here’s how it works in step 1 prospect engagement, just as With the sales funnel will first need to acquire your qualified marketing leads Once you’ve done, that begin learning as much as you can about your prospects.

Pain points and challenges at this stage, you’re listening more than talking and Taking note of how to help your potential customers meet their goals, This year and beyond, step, two is solutions: alignment, as you Move toward the center of the hourglass previously the bottom of the funnel now Is the perfect time to bring in domain experts and customer success managers to Engage directly with potential customers, they should ensure that the proposed Solutions are aligned with your prospective customers, budget needs and Timeline which, of course, are instrumental in closing the deal Including domain experts at this step of the qualified to closed process will Increase your conversion rate as much as 70 percent step number three Implementation and launch the implementation stage is critical for Long-Term customer success, yet traditional sales funnels risk letting You accom fall into the void since your customer Success managers have already developed relationships with your customers in the Solutions: alignment stage, there’s a seamless transition to implementation; Your customers are set up for successful implementation from day one with experts.

They trust this is where the magic happens. Step four is the continuous value. Add the bottom of the hourglass is the Perfect place to create a strong feedback loop with your product team to Ensure that you’re continuously adding value for your partners being hyper. Focused on customer success creates cross-sell opportunities as your Customers turn to you for help with solving problems in their organization.

Organically increasing customer lifetime value and creating the elusive negative Revenue churn at the bottom of the hourglass Youl simultaneously increase annual recurring revenue and mitigate churn by Solving problems for your customers with precision, turning your sales funnel into An hourglass is as easy as one two three four the hourglass puts customer success. And solutions: alignment at the crux of organizational growth and scale Developing and maintaining a meaningful relationship with your customers beyond The point-of-sale creates a true partnership.

Your customer enjoys Integrated solutions from a trusted partner and your firm benefits from Sustainable revenue, growth Sales Funnel Success, Basics Of Sales, Funnels Explained By Jeff Walkner (, Business & Marketing Books, )


 

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The Dragon Tattoo Balisong – One Year Later

If you’re part of the ballas own community, then you’re probably not used to what we’re going to be doing today, we’re going to be, we are going to be doing a balisong review, a cheap dragon, tattoo trainer $ 10 on eBay or Amazon or whatever you choose To bond I bounty Bey, because I’m in Australia, but the thing is, is that this is not a brand new balisong.

This is it. I have been flipping for about a year now, so today we’re just going to be going over how it’s been doing. What kind of damage it’s gone over and how much it’s changed ever since I first bought this about a year ago, so yeah also guys sorry. I did miss one thing I’ll put this at the beginning of the article, because it’s not because it’s not important. It’s probably the least important part, but if you are planning on keeping the Dragon Tattoo in its sheath, then please try not to drop the knife, because what will happen is after you drop the knife, the first or the first few times, and your latch starts breaking Your latch won’t be able to close a beer, so you’ll be able to push it in, but the light will just come out or just spit out, and the thing is is that the sheath is designed to perfectly fit the knife, so it’ll it’ll perfectly fit it.

But obviously kind of the latch out, so you have to keep the latch closed right. So obviously, if your latch won’t stay there it’ll push out and it will actually break into the bottom of the sheath. As I remember just to keep that in mind, if you do want to keep this the sheath in good condition and also keep the knife in good condition – or you can just do what I’m probably going to do sometime soon and just remove the latch because it’s It’s busted, it’s just.

It’s gone, it’s busted, so before we get into this review, I just want to remind you all that this is a ten dollar a bad night. It’s not a quality, squid industries, trainer or anything like that. So remember just to keep that in mind. I know a lot of you. Basson community people already know that, but for those of you who are new and just want to see how it gets a review on that then yeah just keep that in mind.

This isn’t like $ 150 squid trainer, it’s just a regular $ 10 knife, so it doesn’t have phosphorous prongs of washes or quality tang pins or anything like that. It’s just a normal $ 10 and I made by some Chinese people in a sweatshop okay. So that was a little bit rude, so obviously this knife comes with a latch. So first of all I just want to talk about the latch a little bit. So obviously I, if you’re, if you’re part of the Bastogne community, a lot of you, would be used to flipping latch lists.

I know that there are definitely knives out there like the VRS, replicant and alphabet honor, that those have latches some come latch lists, but for those of you who prefer to flip latch lists, you can just skip this part, because I’m sure this part way – and really It’s part, one really, you know be useful to you, but for those of you who do flick with the latch. Let’s talk about that so, first of all, the latch is if it can be focus it’s very it’s.

It’s really busted. You can just tell it’s. It’s super busted, it’s like really close to coming off. It’s just that the the meadow hasn’t like it’s split, but it hasn’t split far enough for it to be pulled off. So it’s literally just passed the point. It’s like there’s no way to fix it. You have to get a completely new latch, there’s just no way um. The other thing about the latch is that you may notice that my latch is doing with these abnormal movements it’s going in places where it shouldn’t be like when I close it sometimes it’ll be already it’ll, be there or it’ll just automatically close, and that’s because the Spring on the latch to the spring, you might not be able to see it.

The spring on the latch is also broken to do with the actual knife the play there is a lot of play on these handles. Look at that. That is a lot of play. So there’s a lot of play and when it comes to the flipping that can get in the way, no all the time it doesn’t always get in the way, but it definitely can be annoying now from what I remember straight out of the box, because I’ve bought This this was like my first proper knife, so I didn’t know how to do like Chaplin’s and rollovers, and all that when I was first starting out but from the point where I did start to do it, I Chaplin’s sorry I’m trying to stand yeah so chaplains.

They were pretty, they stuck perfectly they weren’t too loose, but at the same time they didn’t stick too much and rollovers pretty basic. They they just were perfect. I didn’t really have any issues with that, but now the rollovers they’re still the same, but when it comes to doing chaplains, the chaplains are a lot more looser and it becomes a little bit harder. So you kind of have to move your finger around with it.

Instead of just keeping it see, cuz I keep dropping it. It just falls out of your finger a little bit looser so that shifting, when it comes to the actual physical damage, you could definitely can see the damage. If you look closely focus, if you do look closely, you can see marks on it. You can see damage, probably not as well as what I can see it, but that definitely is a lot of damage you can see on the blade there’s a lot of marks.

It definitely looks a bit, it obviously looks used. So it’s a bit rough and yeah. That’s the three of the only bad thing about it. Besides that, besides the markings and the latch and the plate, it looks pretty normal. I suppose that’s everything though, but neither the I’m pretty sure these are the tank pins yeah, the tank pins they’re, pretty they’re pretty beat up. So when it comes to actually closing the knife, I found that once the tank pin started to break down a little bit, the knife would close like that, like there would be no gap in between and when I was closing the mouth.

I found myself pinching a lot, so I would because I’ll do like this like that and then the math would be it pinched me or even like that. Even going back to that closed position, I would find that the mass would constantly pinch me and I found that really annoying, and I remember one time I forgot what I was doing, but I got a big cut right there in the middle of my thumb and Indexfinger, because the because of the pinch, the pinch yeah when it comes to flipping wise now, I guess it really depends on how good you are like it’s still a good knife and everything like it does flip.

There are times where you will you wait. There are times where you’ll you’re way you will choke so yeah there is that, because, obviously the play and all that, but a one year on it is safe to say that if you are, you know becoming a beginner in the balance on community, and you just Want to get into flipping, I would definitely recommend this knife, because you know it’s cheap, it’s ten dollars and then again, if you don’t like flipping, then you can always just you know it’s it’s not that big! A deal of ten dollars see ya very nice knife.

I forget the measurements: it’s not really important, but, yes, it is still a pretty good knife after one full year thereafter, you you know obvious problems with it, but all in all, it’s still a pretty solid knife. I was really surprised with this. Considering it was $ 10. I honestly thought that it would have broken down after about a month or two, but it’s still with me about a year afterwards.

I can still do my advanced tricks. It’s a bit hard for me because obviously there’s a big tripod and a camera in between me and the actual knife, but not it is still good for flipping. It’s definitely a good knife. I would definitely recommend again for anyone who’s like just starting out yeah, again $ 10 dragon tattoo butterfly knife on ebay or amazon – very nice, not very great, very good knife.

Obviously, it’s not anything as strong as like a BRS replica, an alpha beast like a squid trainer, but again, if you’re, just starting out and you want to you – know, learn a little bit about butterfly knives or ballast stones and like just how to or you’re just Looking just for something to pass the time, I would definitely recommend picking up something like this again, because it’s it’s $ 10, it’s really nice and cheap.

It determines whether you actually want one, because I knew that from this I wanted to start getting into more professional flipping, but obviously Australia. Our knife walls are really stupid, so we can’t get anything like the BRS replicants or alpha beasts because they’re illegal, but I have bought a squid train, a Triton and a squiddy, so I know that this will become just like Zoe, okay. I know that that will become just solely my sort of practice knife, which would just become the thing that I learn how to do like surgeon chaplains with because I haven’t mastered desert chaplain.

I can do one, but after my second one it all goes downhill from there. So yeah. I guess that’s really it. So. Thank you so much for reading guys, if you did enjoy this article, don’t forget to drop a like. Oh sorry, I it helps me know that you enjoyed this article and if you are new, you hit that subscribe button. I do plan to release more butterfly my articles, I in the future, as I did said before, I did buy squiddy and a trident, so I will be doing a review on those when they arrived.

So yes, so thank you again so much for reading stare at you, melons and I’ll see you on the next article bye, guys


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Benchmade 550 Griptilian Review and Use

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Benchmade I’ve carried it for quite a few years. I don’t really religiously carry it anymore, as there are other options and, of course, being an EDC care reviewer. I try and keep more knives running through the rotation, but this knife kind of is special because it is my first bunch mate and I ever thought, and so that’s why I’ve kind of kept it around and the other reason I’ve kept around is because it is Still, even though it has hateful serrations on it, it still is a pretty capable knife overall, especially in an everyday, carry setting, and so once again does, unfortunately have serrations, but back when I was first getting this knife.

If I was kind of one of those kids at that time, I really liked the whole black blades and serrations, and all that kind of fancy stuff that really it was kind of a trend of being cool. But the trend didn’t really last because practically plain edges just end up being better overall, so yeah. That is, but it’s basically why this one has serrations on it and, as you guys will notice, I tried my hardest.

It still was a little bit hard, but as I was processing up that pizza box of an awesome pizza company, I was trying to actually split some of the testing between just the straightedge in just the serrations. It is a little bit hard because this blade is not the longest blade, and so it can be a little bit difficult when you’re trying to kind of slice through something to just keep it on just the serrations or just the blade.

And I also did a little bit of intermixed, so you know if you’re just a straight slash right through that cardboard, you’d first catch the serrations and then the plain edge, so there’s going to be a little bit of. But I wanted to kind of show you guys what it looked like with just the plain edge and what it looked like with just the serrations. I will say I think the serrations had a bit of an easier time with part of the cardboard.

I think they might be a little bit better and of breaking up the cardboard fiber kind of just going right through it. So partially serrated blades aren’t entirely bad, but they definitely are not my favorite. They do have some batter applications such as fibrous materials like cardboard and especially ropes. Serrations tend to go through a lot faster, but at the same time they can be a little bit harder to maintain and overall, I think they kind of just don’t look that good.

Anyways, so my overall experience with this knife has been, for the most part, really good. I’ve really enjoyed this knife and there’s a reason other than this. Just being my first bench made why this knife has stuck around with me for the past, like five or six years, bunch mates, really it’s just an overall great knife. Now I currently have this one on a lanyard, because I don’t really like the benchmade clips, and so I thought I would just run this one on a lanyard.

I don’t run it that frequently that one I do occasionally run this knife. I kind of like to mix it up and just kind of throw it in the pocket and just kind of run it that way, because every once a while I do enjoy a lanyard knife instead of one that has a pocket clip on it. So that is how it’s running as far as retention or in the pocket carry as far as overall organ of expulsion, a far n handles there, nothing special it’s just like a plastic handle and you can definitely tell they kind of feel a little cheap.

But at the same time that that cheapness does pay off, because these knives are still pretty affordable for what you’re getting and so that the cheap material and the handles helps you to have a better blade material and a higher-quality knife at a lower price. So I really can’t complain about the material as far as the material does go. It has to to test the time and I’ve abused the knife quite a bit and accidentally like dropped this knife in the closed position.

Thank the Lord on things like stone and rock, and it has a few gashes in the handle to prove of that, but the handle hasn’t shattered or it hasn’t really cracked in any ways, though other than that the for the most part, the ergonomic still pretty squared Away this is not really a tactical knife, but it could be used in that way. You do have jumping back here for your thumb, and so it could. I will say I don’t know if the 550 having a kind of reverse sheet foot blade, is the best option for a tactical knife, because it’s not the absolute most pointy, because your tip is kind of downward sloping.

Certainly not like another knife. That’s similar like this. One and the primary reason why the nsync Oh grind is so much better at penetration is because Chris breeze has actually gone in and put cuts on the both of the top to both sides of the top of this tip and helped thin out the overall blade Material here and put a false edge on the top, so it kind of AIDS in penetration, so that I will say is why that downward sloping tip on the nsync.

Oh grind works so well, but this one obviously does not have that so other plate features that I do really enjoy are not the serrations cuz. I don’t really enjoyed those, but I do actually love the opening hole. I am a big fan of Spyderco knives. I wish I could have more of them, but right now only have one of them in the current collection, and even though I only have one, I still love all these Spyderco whole opening knives and including when benchmade put a spider hole hug their knives, regardless to How controversial that is or isn’t? I still really enjoy that? I really do like that, and I, like that, a lot more than 5:51.

I believe it is the one that just has the thumb studs, which is not bad. I have a few thumb stud bench maids. This one included and the 5d sexes – and so some studs are not the worst thing in the world, but I kind of like these whole openers more, but I do like the the whole overall. It also kind of lightens the blade stock a little bit more and as far as the 5d justify 50 goes, I do like the blade shape a little bit more.

This one is in a black. I forget the coating that they use for this, but, as you guys can see, this one has been heavily used in a bit abused on the tip and it definitely has a bit of a we’re on this coating. But for the most part, this coating is a pretty tough black coating and it’s not too tacky. I know some people don’t like st coatings, because they’re really tacky and this one just like any coating – does have a bit of tackiness to it.

But for the most part it is overall pretty smooth and, like I said within reason, pretty durable – I mean most of this tip kind of we’re here has happened when I actually stabbed this knife into some tin cans. This was really early on and I stabbed this knife into some tin cans to like make a Hobo, stove air or a couple Hostos actually, and that’s what actually primarily wore off this coating was that contact with the tin can on this steel, just kind of tough To clothing right off, so that’s a pretty and good abuse to take the coating off.

So I’m not too surprised to cody wore off when doing that, and then on the back of this, I also induced this knife quite a bit for striking feral rods, because it does have a pretty sharp back on it. So the back of this knife is actually the coating is pretty beat up because I’ll use it a lot to strike Ferro rods. As far as the lock goes, this is, of course, an axis lock and I love axis locks. If you guys haven’t noticed, I have or have had a lot of bench maids in the collection, and that is on purpose.

I do really love benchmade axis locks in particular, so overall I really loved their axis. Lock, it’s a fun lock to use. I really have a knife that smooth without a bit of side to side place so like these types of knives will have. You know just a little bit of side-to-side play, but that’s that’s because they’re so smooth or if I said over all up and down play is absolutely nothing and very solid lockup for six years and I do go in and I kind of clean this one every Once in a while, when there’s kind of dirt built up on the actual axis lost, because acting kind of at times hinder your lock up, but that’s about all, I do, for it blade centering for anyone who cares this one’s actually pretty well centered.

Now, on to the actual blade, as far as it goes and at retention, this is, of course a 154cm version, so this isn’t anything special. I know they’ve made some like s30v CPM, 20v blades and higher-end Steel’s for the grip, Tilian and I’m sure those work just like CPM, s30v, normally works or just how CPM 20v normally works in itself, but the 154cm on this works pretty well. I did get one off knife of a bench made barrage that I still have, which was my second bench made – that I think they over heat treated, because that one is really hard to put an edge on.

But I have a few, a CPM or not CPM but 154cm from bench made and they overall they don’t hold an edge forever, but they do sharpen up pretty fast and pretty easily this one included and it holds an edge for at least an amount of time. It’s not the most amazing steel, but it’s definitely better than something like 440 C or even vg10. In my opinion, and so edge retention is pretty good in that regard, the overall blade on this.

I think I would have enjoyed a lot more had it been a plain edge and I do actually really like the 550 in-plane edge. This serration version. A serrated version is not the worst in the world. It definitely in an EDC. Type of format does perform pretty. Okay, like you, can see how well the serrations weren’t able to chew through, like cardboard once again, rope things like paper. It kind of struggles with because there’s just so many angles of contact with a serrated blade that it can cause the paper or thinner material.

So you’re trying to cut to kind of like crinkle instead of just slicing right to brew it other than that. Like I said, I really don’t have any complaints, I find the blade length to be just fine for most EDC tasks. Personally, I’ve always been more a fan of these kinds of more wider and larger blades, so like with this 940 here you can see how kind of like pencil then this 940 is and some people they love just having like a really thin blade, but I tend To like knives that are more like that they’re Tilian here and more like this Sebenza that have more kind of width to them to just overall, they seem like larger, more well-built nice.

It’s not does it. This is not a well-built knife. I’m sure this is but this overall kind of gives more of a just feel like you’re, actually holding more of a knife, and I kind of like that in a knife personally and that’s more aesthetics, so anyways, that’s basically all I have to say on the bench Made 550 grip Tilian with this awesome, lanyard mod that I did to it and that’s basically all I have to say on it.

As always, god bless and I’m not


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