So you have signed up with LeadSanity. What now? Well, this article will help you get started and much more.
1. Picking a template.
Let’s start by asking a simple question: Why do you need a landing page? You may need one to promote a digital product. Or you may want to get people to sign up for your seminar. Or, perhaps, you just want to build a quick lead capture page and get people to sign up for your newsletter by offering a free e-book. Whatever the reason, let’s get right into it by building our first page. In your admin area you will see this button. Click on it.
In the window that pop up, you should try to filter page template by what it is that you need a landing page for. For example, you’re looking to build a squeeze page. Select “Squeeze Pages” in the dropdown shown below to only show squeeze page templates:
Or you can simply type the keyword of whatever you are looking to build. For instance – “webinar” and click GO. You can also create a brand new page from a complete scratch by clicking the button you see below:
2. Making changes.
Once you have made your template choice, it’s time to make necessary changes to it so you can make the page do what you want it to do. The drag-and-drop builder makes it astonishingly easy to customize your landing pages in any way you want. Let’s start with some basic stuff. Watch the video below to see how to make simple textual changes on your new page:
See how easy it is?
Let’s now up the ante just a little bit by adding a background image to our new page. Check out the video below to see how to do it in seconds:
Here is a great free site for you to grab background images from. They have some truly stunning images to use as background and the best part is they are free.
Now let’s say I want to change my opt-in form because I don’t like the default one that the page comes with. Check out how quickly I can do that:
Just like that…
There is a dizzying array of things I can show you how to do with this builder. Some of it will take trial and error on your part, but hey, you are an Internet entrepreneur, which means you are a hard worker and you don’t give up. Plus, don’t forget that you can always just ask me how to do certain things and if there is a way to get it done, I will always help you.
Let me show you one last thing in this section before we move on. Let’s add a logo to our page to class it up a little bit, what do you think huh?.. I will assume you already have a logo ready to upload, but if you don’t, here is a logo maker site you might like. Yes, you will have to sign up to make logos, but you can make small logos without having to pay. Anyway, here is a video on how to add a logo to your page:
3. Capturing Leads.
Let’s now turn to the all important subject of capturing leads. I would like to show you first how to capture leads into a third-party mass mailing platform. For that we will be using MailChimp. Even though the instructions below will seems very specific to MailChimp, the general premise of it remains the same across just about every other platform including, but not limited to, AWeber, GetResponse, iContact, ActiveCampaing, Drip, etc. With that said, let’s watch how to capture leads from you LeadSanity forms into MailChimp:
Again, almost all mass mailers give you the ability to generate a form code for any specific list. Once you have that code, creating an integration inside LeadSanity is a piece of cake.
Capturing leads is such an importnat capability for most people, that I will go ahead and show you another video. This time we’re going to take a look at how easy it is to send leads into your AWeber account. Again, the premise is simple – get a form code and paste it into LeadSanity. So here we go:
Now that was easy!! There is, however, another option for capturing leads for LeadSanity users. Let’s assume for a second that you do not have a third-party mailing platform like MailChimp or iContact. Let’s say you simply want to send every captured lead to your email address. LeadSanity lets you seamlessly accomplish that. You can capture leads into your admin area and later export them into an excel spreadsheet. You can also have those leads emailed to yourself in real time as they are being generated. Pretty cool huh.
I do have to say one thing though – to integrate your forms with third party mailers, you don’t need a paid LeadSanity subscription. However, to store leads in your own admin area and/or email them to yourself, you do have to upgrade your LeadSanity subscription to a paid version. Our Guru plan lets you capture leads from your forms into your admin area and export them at any moment. Our Hero plan lets your do all that AND also email those leads to your email address in real time. Anyway, let’s watch how to do that. Disclaimer: the account used in this instructional video is a Hero account:
And that’s all there is to capturing leads. Leave questions or comments in the comments section below.
4. Hosting pages on your own domain.
I know many of our users have their own sites and simply need our landing pages to be hosted on their own domains. Once again great news – LeadSanity allows you to do that with ease. And yet again I have to issue a disclaimer: to host pages on your own website, you need to be on at least our Guru plan. It’s only $9.95 so I’m sure it’s not going to break the bank. Anyway, here is how to host landing pages built with LeadSanity on your own domain:
If you would like to simply read an article on how to host your landing pages on your own WordPress site, here it is: Hosting Landing Pages on Your Own WordPress Site
And with this, I’m going to conclude this relatively short tutorial on how to get started with LeadSanity. I could no doubt write a book if I wanted to cover everything you can do in LeadSanity, but I really hope this short tutorial will get you started the right way. Once again, if you have any questions, just leave them in the comments section or simply shoot an email to our support department via your admin panel.
20 comments: On Getting Started With LeadSanity
Great how-to. Thank you.
Ive now done what the video on hosting on my own domain said, has got now the permalink for my wordpress site
but if you look at the video tutorial time stamp 3:20 — the cursor disappeared?? and then back with dragging te pop up box? where did this come from??
I pulled up the permalink in a different window and then dragged the window into view, that’s why the cursor disappeared.
Just created my first pages .. I am mighty impressed! Works like a charm, incredible features , even in the free version! There’s only one thing I am missing – or have not found yet.
Is there a quick UNDO for the last thing I did?
Congrats on this – I am putting the pages to test, see how they perform under “pressure” – I mean lots of visitors rolling in LOL. I’ll be recommending your builder to all and sundry once the pages have stood their test.
There isn’t an Undo per se, but there is a “Restore Previous Save”. So you can save your page before you set out on a big change. That way if you mess up you can always restore it.
Ok – no prob, I’ll make it a habit of saving every step.
Just One issue here!
In Chrome … The exit pop fires straight away, on page load
If you are referring to your landing page https://leadsanity.com/ads/clonemybiz/
I just tested it in Chrome and the exit pop fires up when you try to move the cursor off the page, thus signaling that you’re about to leave. So seems to be working in FF and Chrome. Am I missing something?
Thxs for testing! I did some more testing too and it works now for me as well. Great … maybe there was some glitch the first times I did the testing
Great looking squeeze page and popup by the way. Also I see you’re A/B testing it. Very nice.
Hello, can you please show how to integrate with GetResponse?
You need to generate a plain form code and paste it into your form editor. Here is how to get form code from GetResponse: https://ambitionally.com/popupally/tutorials/get-response/
Once you have the form code, you can just follow these instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQbdy8G49jc&feature=youtu.be&t=115
How to preview your landing page?
You will have to publish your page first and then the previews button becomes available.
1 more question, how to attach a link to let’s say a free e-book to your landing page?
Are you talking about a simple text link or a button that links to the e-book? If it’s a button, for example, you just need to click on it in the editor and then click the little gear icon that will appear right below it. Then in the menu on the left hand side, pick “Target Link”. The rest is self-explanatory.
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How can i add a redirect button to my squeeze pages for lead generation?
Can you please elaborate a little as to what you mean by a redirect button? Do you simply mean a button that takes to a link when you click on it?
Great tools, love it!! But the video from youtube does not play when you open the page…Can you help me with that, i did all the right steps but it does not play automatically.
Google introduced some changes to Chrome in April that make it much more difficult to autoplay videos. Here is the article: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/09/autoplay-policy-changes
The browser itself now controls that feature. If you pull up this in your Chrome browser’s address bar: chrome://flags/#autoplay-policy
and then change your “Autoplay policy” from Default to “No user gesture is required”. Relaunch your browser and then pull up your video page, it will autoplay.
I know it’s not really practical as you can’t make your visitors do that, but I just wanted simply to show you that the browser controls that and we cannot do much about it. Firefox still autoplays.
Sorry about the inconvenience.