I was able to create an automated online business in 8 hours using Kajabi. In less than 24 hours, I had a paid client. Mind blown.
Disclaimer: This article is not sponsored and is an honest review of my experience using Kajabi to level up my business.
My workload as a web developer has gone up significantly in the past few months. I have reached capacity and have become unable to take on any more clients.
While it’s a nice problem to have, it means that I have to say “sorry, I can’t” too many times.
I know that I spend a great deal of time on one-on-one calls with clients.
Maybe I could streamline the onboarding process and free up more time?
So, I decide to take a few days and see what I can come up with.
I Try WordPress First
At first, I try WordPress.
Armed with popular membership and LMS plugins, I try to create a customized experience.
But it’s clunky at best and doesn’t give me the clean frictionless result I’m looking for.
So with only one day left, I decide to try a solution where I know I can get good results.
That Solution is Kajabi
It’s been a few years since I’ve used kajabi. I had helped a new company set up a membership site with all the bells and whistles.
Kajabi was fairly new then too; but even so, I’d become a fan.
As a full-stack developer with a background in software engineering, I appreciated their architecture and design from an under-the-hood perspective.
They just did a lot right; better than I’d seen other platforms do it.
But when that project was complete, there was no need for me to use Kajabi.
I Sign Up for Kajabi’s 14-day Trial
Even though I’m familiar with Kajabi, I’m not entirely convinced that the result will be worth the extra expense.
So, I decide to use their free trial, just to be sure.
With an incoming client waiting, 14 days seems like plenty of time to test the new process.
But only a few hours in, I’m already certain I’ve made the right choice.
With Kajabi, I Launch in 8 hours
From the point of sign-up to the point of having a purchasable product is only 8 hours; just eight hours!
What really seals the deal though, is that within 24 hours after signing up, a client has already subscribed, paid, and began onboarding; all without any intervention from me.
I don’t think you can beat that!
So, I thought it’d be helpful to show you everything I did in those eight hours between signing up for Kajabi and having a sellable product.
Maybe through my real-life example, you will be able to see how Kajabi could help level up your business.
It’s 11 a.m. on a Tuesday
I’ve just signed up for Kajabi while cooking lunch at home in my kitchen.
In between sautéing and flipping and doing whatever else, I’m able to set up my account, use my own domain, and create a client login page by 11:30 am (you can check it out here).
The Real Work Begins at 12:30 pm
I start on the meat-and-potatoes of my product at noon-thirty, right after lunch.
When developing a website for a client, a common industry practice is to submit a questionnaire, a website proposal, and a contract for their review and acceptance.
I’m able to do all of that in Kajabi between their Product, Offers, and Checkout features.
At 8 pm I’m done!
In a total of eight hours, I have:
An already existing domain hosted and served by Kajabi
A login webpage customized and representing my brand
A branded members area where paid clients can see the products they’ve purchased from me
A Product that consists of modules and assessments designed to help my client provide the information I need to build their website
An Offer that stipulates the contract and Terms & Conditions of using my services that the client can opt-in to
A one-step checkout process that both establishes a monthly automatic payment for my maintenance fee and a one-time setup fee for initial charges in one fell swoop and
Automations that effortlessly move the client from one step to the next, without any intervention on my part.
A Great Front-End Experience for the Client
Here’s what the front-end process looks like for the client.
Since I’m already in contact with them, I send a prospective client to a sales page that I built in Kajabi.
Once there, they agree to my Terms and Conditions, subscribe for a monthly maintenance fee, pay a one-time setup fee, and set up their log-in information in an easy two-step checkout process.
Then, they immediately access their membership.
This is what it looks like after they log in.
This is their product library.
When they click the library, they see all of their modules.
Each of the modules collects the necessary information that I need to build a website for their business.
Here’s an example of what a module looks like.
Kajabi Review: the Verdict
I was able to use Kajabi for my business with great success.
The new process for onboarding that I was able to create within 8 hours has been live for a few weeks and used by multiple clients; each giving highly positive feedback on their experience.
It has eliminated scheduling conflicts, it has helped to reinforce terms, it has clarified exactly what clients need to do and what they should expect during the development of their website, and (the best part) it has provided a completely automated process that busy clients can tackle in their own time with little to no involvement from me.
Then on my end:
Payments are secure and reoccurring fees automatically charge to the client
I can access client information and see when they log in and what they do when they log in
I inherently establish a digital ‘paper trail’; very important when working with clients, and
I can export the data inside Kajabi so my business is independent of Kajabi’s platform (also very important)
Kajabi has saved me so much time and has helped me to create a super-efficient automated process; I could never go back to my old way of doing things (which was a collection of calls, emails, and documents going back and forth).
And there’s still a whole host of other features that I plan on taking advantage of; like pipelines, marketing features, lead generation, and the ability to create affiliate programs.
Speaking of which…
You Can Create Your Own Affiliate Program!
I only work with people who are referred to me by past clients.
Now that I use kajabi, not only can I take on more accounts, I can also easily reward past clients for sending business my way.
How cool is that?
Kajabi gives users the ability to set up affiliate programs for the products they sell.
So, that means that I can create a program where past clients can get a commission when they refer people they know to me.
And since they are already my hype men and women, this is a really great way to thank them.
Can you imagine what your own affiliate program could do for your business?
Customers and clients who already buy the products and services that they love from you have even more incentive to share their experiences with the people they know.
Word-of-mouth is still the best marketing a business could ever hope for.
So it’s a win-win!
I needed to create a great onboarding experience for my website development clients so I turned to Kajabi knowing that they would have the tools I needed to get the job done.
Even though I’d used Kajabi before, I was blown away by how much I was able to accomplish in Kajabi within one workday.
But most importantly, I was able to create an experience that clients love while saving me a lot of time in the process; making the monthly cost of Kajabi totally worth it for my business.
If you’re interested in what type of websites are a good match for Kajabi, check out this article here.
Until next time, I hope you’re happy, healthy, and building something awesome.