Interview with Ryan Levesque
Leveraging Quiz Funnels to Generate Leads and Sell at Scale with Ryan Levesque
Imagine for a moment that your website could have hundreds or even thousands of sales conversations on autopilot every single week—24hrs a day, 365 days of the year.
And by doing so, you could uncover your ideal client’s exact wants and needs to serve them at the highest possible level.
What kind of impact would that have on your business?
Today, I’m talking with Ryan Levesque—entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, and Founder of The ASK Method®.
Using the power of Quiz Funnels, Ryan has built an email list of over 4.1M people and a highly-profitable $10M+/year business across 23 different niche markets.
In this episode, you’ll find out why his Quiz Funnels strategy is used by over 30M people each year. You’ll also learn how your business can leverage this strategy to lower acquisition costs, increase conversions, and collect valuable data that will allow you to better serve and sell to your market!
Featured on This Episode: Ryan Levesque
✅ What he does: Ryan Levesque is the Founder of The ASK Method® Company, which is a 3-time Inc. 5000 company, and was most recently named the #7 fastest growing company in Austin Texas and the #50 fastest growing educational company in the USA.
💬 Words of wisdom: a quiz funnel is not one of those time-wasting quizzes that you’ve probably seen and taken online. What we’re talking about instead is when someone lands on your website, you begin by asking a series of questions to attract, diagnose, and prescribe. You’re diagnosing a person’s situation so you can prescribe the best next step.” – Ryan Levesque
Key Takeaways with Ryan Levesque
- Ryan shares his humble beginnings starting his first business, which is now a five-time Inc 5000 company.
- Are you handcuffed to safety & security? Learn how to overcome fear, so you can achieve greatness.
- Hear how Ryan built a business around his family (not the other way around) and how passive income gives him the freedom to live a life by design.
- The Quiz Funnel strategy for generating high qualified leads and turning clicks into clients.
- How Quiz Funnels help you get cheaper leads, increase conversions, and collect valuable data about your customers.
- What is a zero-party data strategy and why is it such a powerful driver for connecting and converting prospects.
- Hear about some of the companies who are crushing it using the Quiz Funnel strategy.
- The biggest mistakes people make when it comes to using quiz funnels in their business—and Ryan’s tips to avoid them!
- The 3 quizzes you can leverage to sell absolutely anything online.
- The quiz funnel workshop – FREE for Lifestyle Investor listeners.
Ryan Levesque – Get Cheap Leads and Increase Conversions with Quiz Funnels
Ryan Levesque TweetablesPeople are afraid to give up good, in order to go after great.” - @AskRyanLevesque Click To Tweet The third-party paradigm is done. That era of online advertising is over. And if you’ve been relying on that paradigm, you’re setting your business up to fail.” - @AskRyanLevesque Click To Tweet
- Ryan Levesque Website – The Ask Method
- Ryan Levesque on Facebook | LinkedIn | Instagram | YouTube
- Ask: The Counterintuitive Online Formula to Discover Exactly What Your Customers Want to Buy…Create a Mass of Raving Fans…and Take Any Business to the Next Level by Ryan Levesque
- TLI 001: A Conversation with Ryan Levesque
- Portugal Golden Visa Residence Program
- Front Row Dads
- Goldman Sachs
- True Food Kitchen
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
- American International Group
- The Wall Street Journal
- Golf Channel
- Deirdre Fay
- Guitar Mastery Method
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Justin Donald: What’s up, Ryan? I’m so glad to have you on the show. Welcome.
Ryan Levesque: Justin, it’s been a long time coming, man, and it’s really, really good to be here.
Justin Donald: Well, this is fun. We’re kind of doing this full circle because you and I, when we first started working together, we thought it would be cool as I launched the podcast and you’ve had a ton of experience in the space. We thought it’d be really cool to have you interview me for Episode 1. So, for anyone that hasn’t listened yet, I know most people have, most people kind of find their way, they like an episode, they go back to the beginning. But if you haven’t, Ryan actually interviewed me about why I was doing a podcast and really what was compelling me to want to share all the things that I’m doing with the world. And so, it’s fun now being able to be on the opposite end of the table where I get to interview you.
Ryan Levesque: I’ll say that first episode, the guest was so-so, but the host in that first episode, that was a lot of fun. Before that interview, you asked me about your story and kicked it off. It’s a real honor to be able to do that and it’s a lot of fun.
Justin Donald: Well, it’s cool. Of all my friends, you’re the guy I chose. And I think that it worked out perfectly because you’re just a great interviewer, and this is like your wheelhouse. So, very cool. And I’m excited to be on the other side now. I’ve got some warm-up reps, so that way I can make sure that I’m interviewing you in a way that is quite similar to the way that you walked me through it.
Ryan Levesque: Cool. I’m excited. I’m ready to dive right in and have some fun.
Justin Donald: Well, it’s fun kind of even thinking about how we first met. You and I met at a Front Row Dads event. I think we had a lot of mutual friends, and Hal Elrod had said to me, “You’ve got to meet Ryan. Ryan is awesome on so many levels. Here are all the reasons why.” And so, I remember introducing myself to you and just kind of learning your story. And it was really cool and it was fun because we’re in a season of life where you had a background which we can get into in investing, working at Goldman Sachs, but you hadn’t done a whole lot in the world of private equity and syndicated deals and funds. And you were looking for a little more cash flow and passive income, and you had the resources to be able to do it. And so, it was really fun.
And then I was kind of looking for something to get into because I had just taken time off. I had spent a year really not doing anything. And I remember the conversation, we met at True Food Kitchen, and you kind of wanted to shift a little bit more to my lifestyle. I wanted to shift a little bit more to your lifestyle, and it just really worked out well.
Ryan Levesque: Yeah, I know, it was perfect. It was just a really symbiotic relationship and it was just really cool because I obviously learned a ton from you and I shared that in the foreword to your book. Excellent book, love the book. And it was an honor to be able to share that story. So, you’ve had a huge impact on me, and anyone who’s read the book will know how that impact has played out. But it’s also really cool to be able to see sort of someone like yourself and the success that you’ve had wanted to do some of what we’ve been able to do in our business, in our life. And so, it was a lot of fun and excited to kind of share how some folks were interested in having more of that in their life on this call, in this conversation can do the same.
Justin Donald: Well, it’s an honor to have you as a private client, as a mastermind member, as someone who is just such a student of anything that you do and so hungry for knowledge and information. And then what I love about it is you just take action. And it was amazing to see what you were able to build in passive income and investment opportunities for your family in a short period of time. And that background that you had with Goldman Sachs, I know played in very well.
I’d love to talk about that because, in your younger years, you had a chance to travel all over the globe. You lived in a bunch of different countries. I mean, you’re on this show because, one, your lifestyle is incredible; two, you’re truly a lifestyle investor; three, you helped me build out The Lifestyle Investor mastermind, so it’s just so fun coming full circle.
Ryan Levesque: Totally. Absolutely. So, for me, just to kind of answer that question about how things really got started, I am the first in my family to go to college. And I grew up very blue-collar background, dad worked nights, my mom cut hair for a living, and had the honor and really good fortune of being able to attend an Ivy League school. And I thought I was going to become a doctor. That was kind of what my plan was.
And so, I attended Brown and I studied neuroscience, and my goal was that I was going to become a neuroscientist or a neurosurgeon. My best friend at Brown is a neurosurgeon at the Mayo Clinic. So, he kind of went all the way. But along the way, I kind of realized that it’s not really medicine that I wanted to pursue, but I was really fascinated with the mind and human psychology.
And so, one thing sort of led to another, that led me to become fascinated with the psychology of markets, capital markets, so this irrational exuberance and how markets move in different directions and the psychology behind decisions that people make. And so, I had an opportunity to work for Goldman, work on Wall Street, and I had this other interest along the way as well, which was the psychology of language and language acquisition and learning a new language.
And so, I’m in college. I also studied Chinese. I lived in China for a summer and really had this dream of wanting to combine these two things together. I wanted to pursue finance and I wanted to pursue a career that would take me to China. And I had this amazing opportunity that did just that. And so, a few years after graduating from school, my wife and I had an opportunity to travel to Asia and live all over Asia, based in Shanghai, based in Hong Kong, traveling to pretty much every country in Southeast Asia, going as far as India to Korea to Japan to Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, just every country that you can name on the map, we were there and really having this amazing lifestyle.
And things were going great. And along the way, kind of in my mid-20s, I really sort of had this almost like an identity crisis. And I said, “This is everything that I wanted to achieve in life.” Like I’m making great money, I have a great lifestyle, I have a great marriage, being able to travel the world, is this it? And I kind of had like this quarter-life crisis. And it was then when I started to think about, well, the thing that I really want to do is I want to create something. I want to build something. I want to build and create my own business, but I don’t really know quite what that is.
And this is around 2007 when I came across a book that I know that you’re familiar with as well, which is The 4-Hour Workweek. And I remember we did a trip to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, and I listen to the audiobook version of 4-Hour Workweek when we were on that trip at the Shangri-La. And I was just completely blown away. It was this new paradigm that I hadn’t even really considered as a possibility. And so, it kind of led me down this path of wanting to pursue building a digital business, a digital business that would allow us to travel the world, live anywhere that we want, create an amazing lifestyle for ourselves, and go from there.
Ryan Levesque: Well, fast forward to 2008. 2008 happens. My wife is based in Hong Kong. She’s pursuing a Ph.D. at Hong Kong University. I’m based in Shanghai with this crazy by country marriage. We’re flying to see each other every single weekend on an airplane. I’m getting burnt out. I have this dream to start my business, and I literally walk into my office one day. The company I was working for at the time was AIG, American International Group. And the headline for the Wall Street Journal Asia Edition said AIG to file for bankruptcy.
And I remember seeing that. And I called up Tylene and I said, “Honey, go to WSJ.com, check it out.” And she says, “What does it mean?” And I said, “Honestly, I don’t know.” But it was at that moment in time that I realized this was that sign from the universe that I was waiting for, that now is the time to do that thing. So, literally that day, I drafted a resignation letter, typed it up, signed it, walked it into my boss’s office, the president of AIG Asia. And I said, “You’re not going to love what I’m about to give you, but I have to do this. And I have to do this now.” And I turned in my resignation.
Fourteen days later, I donated everything that I owned up until that point, everything that I’ve accumulated in the last 10 years of my life, except for a suitcase, moved in to my wife’s student housing at Hong Kong University, a tiny little 400-square-foot apartment. We basically started over, and that’s where we started our first business. And that business has now grown into a five-time INC 5000 company. And we’ve built a software technology platform that’s used by 30 million people around the world. And now, a lot of cool twists and turns, mistakes, and bumps and bruises along the way, but that was kind of how everything got started and how things began in our sort of early humble beginnings.
Justin Donald: Well, I love this pivot. I mean, these are not small pivots. You were going to be a neuroscientist or a neurosurgeon. Then you pivot and you’re in the financial space. Then you pivot again to the smallest place you’ve probably ever lived and you start your own company. And you begin writing and you begin building something from scratch. You had no skill set here. You’re brand new. You’ve had a career in education and a career in a completely different path. And I just love the resolve and just the grit to get it done, but also this ability to say, hey, let me step because you’re a guy that’s very detail-oriented. You want to know all the numbers, make sure everything makes sense before you move forward.
So, to me, I feel like there are a lot of entrepreneurs when they go out on their own, and it’s like, yeah, but they’re kind of risky. I could see them doing it. I think in your case, it’s a big step, a big leap because there was so much unknown and that had to totally violate kind of some of the rules and boundaries that maybe you operated from. Am I sensing anything correctly there?
Ryan Levesque: Yeah. I mean, we know each other pretty well. And you’re absolutely right. I think I’m probably one of the most risk-averse entrepreneurs that you’ll probably ever meet. And it’s really why we pursued the strategy that we pursued and what’s evolved into the methodology and the technology that we now teach and deliver, which is very much about eliminating the guesswork out of decisions that you make in your business and in your marketing and in your products and in your process that you’re building in your company. And so, for me, it was very much like that.
My dad worked a union job and work nights, and it was drilled into my mind as a young kid, even into adulthood that you don’t take risks. Like the paradigm for success is you get a good job with a good company and you work there and you stay there for life. And so, for me, I had to unlearn a lot of that kind of thinking around things. And one of the things I realized along the way, and a lot of my friends who have gone on to do very big things, they’re all successful attorneys and doctors and work in finance.
And the friends of mine who have kind of asked for my advice, the thing that constantly comes up is that I find that people are afraid to give up good in order to go after great. And I think that’s the biggest challenge. Like most people I talk to, they’re not living in a cardboard box on the side of the road, like they’ve got a good career, they’ve got a good life, they’ve got a nice house, they’ve got nice things, they send their kids to nice schools, and it’s very scary to think about giving that up or risking that in order to go after great. And we’ll talk a little bit more about kind of the psychology around that and sort of how I’ve spent a lot of time studying the psychology of fear and how to hack that fear response in your brain and certain practical, tactical techniques that you can actually employ to overcome that inertia and overcome that fear. And so, it’s taken work to your point to get to this point.
But the good news is there are strategies that anyone can use who is in that situation saying, I want to become a full-time lifestyle investor, but I’m afraid to give up my career and my job. Like, how do I actually do that? Like, how do I take that tiny little baby step that moves in that direction? And what’s interesting about that is as we talk about kind of the topic that would be focusing on here today, there are a lot of interesting parallels between understanding your own psychology and how you can apply that when you build your marketing and sales funnel that will drive the engine of your business.
Justin Donald: Yeah, there’s no doubt. And I think for most people, there’s this fear of the unknown that holds them back. I think people really are handcuffed to security and safety just as much as they’re handcuffed in most instances to lifestyle and being accustomed to a certain amount of income and really having a certain amount of expenses that are covered by that income. So, a drastic change is really hard for most people to step into the unknown, to walk away from a good thing. Most people think the good thing is so good, but don’t realize the great thing is right around the corner, and it’s not that far off.
So, I love your story also, though, because you’re not just kind of playing it safe and you’re not just building something that is taking all your time and energy. I know you’ve been in a season and building it where that happened, but so much of what you’re doing now is lifestyle. There are so many cool trips that we’ve talked about you guys taking and some of the cool things of traveling around the world recently. Both of our families just proceeded with Portugal’s Golden Visa program, which is really cool to get second citizenship in a European country with access to the entire Schengen region and the whole Eurozone. And so, I’d be curious to hear some of the cool stuff that you and your family have planned and then I’d love to get into some of the specifics of your business and what you do.
Ryan Levesque: Yeah, for sure. So, as a dad, as a husband, for me, I take a look at the roles that I play. And that really for me is number one. Yes, I identify as a CEO. Yes, I identify as an investor. But for me, kind of job number one is dad and husband. And my kids are at an age right now where I can see the end of the time that I have with them at home. And so, when we’ve made decisions in terms of how we run our business and the investments that we make, it has all been in service of creating a lifestyle for our family.
So, for example, on the business side, we’ve built a business that is a 100% remote company, so of about 75 employees spread around the world, but I work from home. We don’t have a physical office. I never wanted to have a commute. I had a long commute when I lived in Manhattan, story for another day. I actually commuted to Philadelphia for about nine months, which is a three-hour commute each way, each day, so six hours every day. And I had that experience and I said, alright, I’m never going to have a commute for the rest of my life.
So, when we started our business, I wanted a model that would allow us to work from home and literally work from anywhere. So, that’s allowed us to do things like homeschool our kids. We homeschool our kids. They’re literally in the other room right now. I’m not sure what they’re doing, but they’re doing something productive, and be able to do things like travel and take time to live life, not just push off retirement to someday maybe, but be able to kind of create an amazing lifestyle for ourselves.
And the same thing on the investment front is investments that are not going to tie us to have a general partner role that’s going to require us to be anchored to a specific location, but be able to invest as an LP in deals that allow us to be totally hands-off and collect cash flow from those deals, but not have to have mindshare or be what laying awake at night, stressed out about some project that we have to get our hands dirty with. So, we’ve made a lot of decisions there.
But just to kind of paint a picture for the life plan, the adventure that we want to take our boys on over the next few years, there are three phases to it. I know you’ve heard this story, but maybe this will give you some ideas for anyone listening to this or some inspiration or maybe motivation for something that you might be able to create for your family. So, three phases to this three-part adventure, and they coincide with my oldest son, my oldest child, probably the time he’ll be at home before he goes off into adulthood and whatever that next step and phase of his life is.
Ryan Levesque: So, phase one is we’ve taken possession of an extreme overlanding expedition vehicle that can go anywhere in the world and we’re going to be taking an extended, basically transcontinental trip across North America, potentially into South America, and basically spending a lot of time in the natural world and going places where most people can’t go, driving up to Alaska, the Arctic Circle, possibly as far south as the southern hemisphere and the tip of South America. That’s sort of phase one of our adventure.
Phase two, in the meantime, we’ve been pursuing second citizenship in EU, in Europe, via Portugal alongside Justin, and with the goal of spending at least a year living in Europe and being able to spend time traveling to all the historic places and have a real-life history lesson that’s not just read in a book, but is spent sort of pursuing that. And then phase three of the adventure is to take a transglobal expedition in a global expedition yacht to be able to circumnavigate the globe. And we’ve already started to kind of plan out what that trip is and be able to visit places around the world, countries around the world that many people never have the opportunity to do so.
And we want to do it as a family. We want to do it in a way that there really, truly is an adventure of a lifetime. And so, when I think about what’s important and priorities, for me, it is about experience, it is about lifestyle. And the call to adventure is strong for me, and for anyone listening to this right now, what I’d say is the decisions that you make today will set you up for the moves that you want to make tomorrow. And there’s no move that you can make that’s too small to inch by inch, it’s a cinch, as the children’s book says.
So, all you need to do is take that first step in the direction of what you want to pursue, have that grand, bold vision, and truly, almost anything is possible. So, that’s just a little bit of insight into our life, what motivates me, and kind of why we do what we do. And Justin, why I’m so grateful for you because the work that you do has allowed us to create a level of passive income cash flow that we can at any time decide to pursue that 100%. So, yeah, it’s just what you do and what you teach is it works. And what we’ve been able to do is, I guess, a living testament to that very thing.
Justin Donald: Well, thanks for the kind words. And I just am so inspired by your travel plans and all the cool stuff you’re doing, the really amazing experiences that your two awesome boys are going to have. It’s fun getting to know them. We went on a camping trip with our kids and our kids just hit it off, and it was so much fun. And now, they can’t wait to hang. So, knowing them, I can’t wait to see that on their eyes as they get to experience all that life has to offer. And I just think it’s so cool that you’re able to do that, that you’re able to carve out that space. So, thank you for sharing that. It’s one of the coolest things that any of my friends are doing, any of the cool plans that exist out there. I mean, this is at the top of the list. And so, I’m excited to meet you up on different portions of this trip. So cool.
Well, you have really made a career of being an entrepreneur, of being an innovator. You wrote a book called Ask, which is based around The Ask Method, and it became a bestseller on every list, even the hardest ones, The New York Times. And you have this methodology that has worked, and I know you’ve since written several other books, but I think it all kind of falls under the banner of your most fundamental idea, which is this whole quiz, like, how do we get information from our target market? Like, how do we ask questions that give us the answers that we’re looking for? Because we may not know them, but the people that we want to be in business with, our partnership with do and we can solicit them for that information.
And I’d love to hear you talk about this because one of the things I’m most excited about is the fact that I recently purchased with you basically your quiz final. We’re going to build one out for Lifestyle Investor and for one of the other brands that I have started. And I’m just excited about everything that is going to kind of go into that and the creative genius there. And this wasn’t cheap. I mean, this is tens of thousands of dollars that I spent for your genius and your expertise because you are literally the master. You’re the Jedi of this space, and there is no one else in the world doing what you’re doing. So, I’d love to hear you talk a little bit about quiz funnels, the importance of them, and I’d love for my audience just to know why I see so much value in it.
Ryan Levesque: Yeah, it’s a great question. And so, speaking of pivots, it’s a bit of a pivot from the first part of this conversation, but I’ll kind of tie it back to sort of how we got to where we are here today. So, I’ll talk about this just in a sort of personally how we got to where we are here today. And then I’m going to talk a little bit about sort of globally on a macro level why this idea of a quiz funnel is so relevant, it’s so topical, it’s so right here, right now, and so important for anybody who is looking to generate leads and clients online to be using this strategy in your business.
So, if we go back in time to 2008 when I had just quit my job and I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do, I had come across the work of a social psychologist by the name of Dr. Glen Livingston, and he was the person I considered to be my first mentor as an entrepreneur. And the approach that he had developed was very deep, sort of analytical, psychological approach. He’s somebody who comes from a family of 17 psychologists, 17 PhDs in his family, so just completely obsessed with the mind. He’s an absolute genius.
And I studied underneath him and I became really his protege. He wrote the foreword to my book and learned that big companies, Fortune 10, Fortune 50 companies were using this very sort of analytical, very detailed psychological process to understand the different segments of their market and markets them in different ways. So, companies like Procter & Gamble, companies like AT&T, Novartis, big companies that we’re all familiar with. And what I found is that this approach was something that you could apply as an entrepreneur, that you could take it down, you could take the essence of it and apply it to any small business.
Ryan Levesque: And so, after leaving my job in finance, I started a business and we grew that business from nothing to about $25,000 a month in a little over a year, then to over $100,000 a month. And because I wasn’t sure if it was a fluke or not, by the way, this was in a totally random, obscure market that was in the orchid care market so like orchids as in the flowers. Because I wasn’t sure if it was a fluke, we repeated that process 23 times, 23 different markets. And every single step along the way, we started refining this process of using the power of self-discovery, using the power of asking questions when someone lands on your website in order to be able to customize the messaging, the marketing, the copy, the angles that you put in front of people based on their answers to this diagnostic, to this assessment, to this quiz.
Along the way, a few big companies kind of got wind of what it is that we were doing and we partnered with them to build quiz models. And a few notable ones that I’ll just share to see get a sense for like the scope of opportunity, and then we’re going to dial it down to why now, why right here, right now, and how to begin actually applying this in your business. A tiny little company in the golf space heard a little bit about what we were doing and reached out and asked if we could partner to create a quiz funnel in the golf market and we did that.
And at our peak, we were generating about 10,000 leads a day. So, 10,000 golfers taking one of our quiz funnels every single day. And eventually, we built this massive audience of about almost 10 million golfers, this incredible database and all the data around it. We were selling millions of dollars a year in product behind it, and we had an unsolicited offer from the Golf Channel in partnership with NBC to buy the company for over $100 million, all in the back of this strategy.
A little bit later, I had a similar experience with a company in the business funding space where we created this quiz funnel to help identify what business loan is right for you. And we refined it, we built it, we grew that over 20,000 loans through this platform. We rebranded it as LoanBuilder and got purchased by PayPal for $186 million. And PayPal still uses this brand to its date, their LoanBuilder product.
Ryan Levesque: And so, it was along the way that I kind of realized that there was something big here, that there was something really powerful. And on the back of a few small exits, I didn’t get $186 million. I got a very small portion. But on the success of that, I realized that there was something here. So, we built a training company and a software company to kind of extend this to the masses.
So, when you think about this opportunity of what this means, I first want to set the stage by talking a little bit about what a quiz funnel is. And then we’ll talk a little bit about why this is such a powerful strategy. So, first and foremost, a quiz funnel in the way that we’re defining it right now is not one of those time-wasting quizzes that you’ve probably seen and taken online. This is not one of those like what Harry Potter character is your dog-type quiz. That’s not worth talking about at all. Those are great, those are fun, those are entertaining, but those are not going to convert clicks into clients. That’s just an entertainment tool.
What we’re talking about instead is when someone lands on your website, you begin by asking a series of questions to just like a doctor, attract, diagnose, and prescribe. You’re diagnosing a person’s situation so you can prescribe the best next step. And there are a few kind of big reasons why this is so important, so valuable. And I’ll talk about those reasons. But first, Justin, I want to give you a chance to get a word in here and anything that you might want to say relative to that kind of setting the stage for this conversation, for anybody who might be interested in growing your business, getting more clients, getting more leads through the Internet and how you can apply this strategy.
Justin Donald: Yeah. When I started doing my research on this and keep in mind, we had known each other for a while and I still wasn’t sure if I should do this. And I remember asking you, and you’re like, “Yeah, it’s a no-brainer. Let me give you all the reasons why.” Like, you’d be crazy not to think about doing this for Lifestyle Investor. And so, I just thought it was fascinating that my mind, I feel like there are so many things where I’m ahead of the curve on in the world of investing or networking or negotiating or relationships, but this is one I’m just so far behind the curve on that I didn’t even see the value prop until it was laid out so nicely by you in front of me. And so, once I understood it, it was a no-brainer. It was like, well, of course, and from a pricing standpoint, it’s a no-brainer, even as expensive as it is. And so, I’m just excited to kind of work hand in hand on this.
Ryan Levesque: Yeah, absolutely. And so, before we kind of dive in and talk about why quizzes, this is a strategy that you can use no matter what type of market you’re in, whether you’re in a B2C market, a B2B market, it’s a strategy that you can use no matter what your price point is. If you sell a $50,000 program or a $50 product, a physical product, a digital product, whether you sell a service, if you’re a financial planner and you use the Internet to get leads for your financial planning business, if you are an insurance broker, if you have a local brick-and-mortar business, if you have an online-only business, it doesn’t matter what your culture or language is.
We have successful quiz funnels in over 63 different countries. We have over 12,000 quiz funnels built on our platform in something over 47 different languages. So, this transcends culture, it transcends language. And the reason for that is because you’re tapping into these certain fundamental desires that are universal in our human nature. And the first one is tapping into this power of self-discovery.
When you have a quiz funnel that’s well designed, you’re tapping into the self-discovery element where people, no matter what market they’re in, no matter what culture or language they speak, the thing that’s universal is that people want to know more about themselves. We are all our favorite subjects. If you ask anybody, it doesn’t matter what you sell. The thing that people care more about than anything else is me, myself, and I.
So, when you can take people through this journey where you’re asking a series of questions and you can tell them something about themselves that they don’t yet know, you can offer this element of self-discovery. It’s an incredible, compelling promise. And just think about your own physiology when I walk you through two different scenarios. So, just imagine for a moment you are browsing on social media and you come across a little post on social media that gets your attention. And the post has something to the following. It says, “Click the link below to get my free e-book.”
Ryan Levesque: Now, think about another alternative scenario. Same thing, social media, post that you see. “Click the link below to find out your personal results.” If you have so much more personal, how it’s so much more intriguing, so much more curiosity-inducing because you’re speaking to the individual instead of selling to everybody in a one size fits all way, so that’s the premise. That’s the paradigm here. And I’ll talk about a bunch of examples to bring this to life.
But before I do that, I want to talk a little bit about why quiz funnels are so valuable, so important. The first big reason is on the back of this strategy, you can get incredibly cheap leads, incredibly cheap traffic. And the reason for that is there are a few forces at play. Number one is that power of self-discovery is a very compelling promise so oftentimes you’ll see a much better conversion rate, a much better uptake rate when you switch from get my free whitepaper to find out your results. That’s number one.
But number two, a well-designed quiz funnel is something that people will share. People will take it, get their results, get value from that experience, and they’ll share it with their colleagues. They’ll share it with their friends. And when that happens, your quiz funnel effectively has gone viral, and all of that additional traffic that you get via referral is free so that drives down your advertising costs.
The third force at play is when you advertise on social media, when you advertise on places like Facebook and Google and YouTube and Instagram and LinkedIn and all the different platforms that exist online and drive traffic to your quiz funnel, every single one of those platforms is looking to improve user experience. And one of the ways they measure user experience is the level of engagement with content.
Ryan Levesque: So, if you have a piece of content, a post on LinkedIn, or a post on Facebook, for example, and people are commenting on it, they’re hitting the share button, they’re hitting the like button while the Facebooks of the world will say, “Let’s expose this to more people. Let’s drive down the advertising cost,” what we call in the industry, the CPM, the cost per thousand impressions. And so, what ends up happening with a quiz is that people in the comments will post their results. “I got OBPF. What’s your result?” They’ll hit the share button. They’ll say, “Hey, Janet, have you taken this assessment? I think it’s really, really good.”
And Facebooks of the world notice this and they drive down your advertising cost. So, the net effect is that you can often cut your cost per lead by anywhere from 30% to 90% or more. And I’m not misspeaking that. If you’re getting leads at $5 a lead, you could conceivably drive down your cost per lead to less than a dollar per lead simply by switching to the strategy. And I could share a case study after case study after case study of businesses who’ve been able to do that.
Now, that’s the first thing, Justin, but whenever I talk about cheap leads, people tend to kind of have this reaction, well, yeah, but how do those leads convert? And that’s the second part of the equation. This is one of these strategies where you can truly have your cake and eat it too because when you are driving people through a quiz funnel, after the quiz and the response and the results, you are able to customize the copy, the creative, the content, the message that you put in front of someone based on their quiz answers.
And when you do that, you can often double or even triple your sales conversion rate on the backside. So, instead of selling to everybody in a one size fits all way, like, for example, just pick a business. Like if you are a financial planner as an example and you take people, we have a lot of financial planners, by the way, who use the strategy, and you say you’re asking a series of questions.
Ryan Levesque: Knowing about a person’s situation will allow you to customize perhaps the client case study that you put in front of them, I mean, even your business. Imagine, for example, if you just take two avatars, just take two avatars, someone who is a business owner and is looking to free up their time by generating passive income via cash flow investments, avatar number one. Avatar number two, person who is working a day job who is looking to supplement their income and eventually exit the rat race by employing passive income cash flow investing strategies.
Now, imagine if we just asked one question to understand which of those two buckets someone falls into, can you think about how you would change your marketing strategy, change the case studies that you talk about, the people in your mastermind that you would say, hey, you’re just like so-and-so? And how much more relevant it’s going to be to them where they say, oh my gosh, if he’s been able to have success or she’s been able to have success, maybe I can have success, too? So, that’s just a very simple example of how this begins to scratch the surface of the power of the strategy. So, cheap leads, high conversion. And there’s a third one that I’ll talk about in a moment, but again, I want to give you a chance to pop in and say anything that’s on your mind.
Justin Donald: Well, it’s just incredible because when you have that type of information, it is a different message. I think, foundationally, a company likely has one message that maybe they want to give, but from a marketing standpoint, you have to appeal to who your target market is. And your target market is likely in a bunch of different industries or has a bunch of different likes or a bunch of different passions. And so, yeah, I think if you can cater that marketing and even the questions you ask for more clarity, I just think it’s fantastic.
I’ve heard it said before and I’m not an online marketer, this is not my world, but I’ve heard that your list is the most valuable asset that you have, that it’s that important. And I think that this method is powerful and the fact that not only do you get to learn what really your target market needs to hear, wants to hear, like what’s important to them, but you’re also adding to that list. And I’ve seen this myself in my own business with The Lifestyle Investor, and it’s just fascinating watching it kind of take shape and organically grow.
Ryan Levesque: Yeah, the list is arguably the most valuable asset in any business, in other words, your audience, your customer list, your database. And I’ll talk a little bit about sort of the third big reason, not only cheap leads, not only incredibly high conversion, but it all comes down to one four-letter word, and that word is data. Now, I want to do kind of a quick, sort of brief macro overview of where the world has come to in the world of digital marketing, but the world at a grander, larger scale.
So, we’re entering what many people describe as this new era of the Internet, what people are describing as Web 3.0. Now, when people think about Web 3.0, a lot of times what it evokes in their mind is the metaverse walking around with virtual reality goggles, things like cryptocurrency and blockchain, all of which are elements of Web 3.0, but they’re arguably not the most relevant and most important based on where we are right now.
So, how do we get to Web 3.0? How do we get to where we are? Well, to understand 3.0, you have to understand Web 2.0 and 1.0. And then we’re going to circle back to how this is relevant to our conversation right now and your business if you have a business right now and you advertise or you generate leads and customers online. So, Web 1.0 was for the first time ever, we entered into this world where we’re experiencing the democratization of information in a way that we’ve never had before. Before Web 1.0, if you wanted to study something, you had to either go to the library or go to a university in order to learn about it. But with Web 1.0, anybody could create any website on any topic in the world. So, you got this mass proliferation of information shared in all sorts of different ways.
People have their own websites. They maintain their own servers. They had all this control to be able to disseminate whatever information that they wanted. But then along the way, it became a little bit of work. Like it’s a lot of work to have your own website and maintain your server. So, we have these big data sources that came up that said, “Hey, instead of creating a website, why don’t you just set up a Facebook page?” Or you don’t need a website, you can just post on Twitter. So, you have the Twitters, the Facebooks, the LinkedIn’s, the YouTubes of the world that said, instead of having to do all this work, we can consolidate all that information. That created a mass consolidation of data in the hands of just a few large big tech companies, companies like Facebook and Apple and Microsoft and Google.
And so, we entered into this era where it’s sort of the place that we’ve been for a very long period of time for the last decade, where you could just go to a company like Facebook and you could say, “Look, Facebook, I have this product that I want to sell. Who should I show this to?” And Facebook, with the vast amounts of data, third-party data that it has access to has been able to just point you in the right direction and say, “Oh, these people would be the perfect prospects for your business.”
Ryan Levesque: Now, in 2021, that all came to a screeching halt to the seminal event when Apple released the iOS 14 browser and operating system. And in that move, Apple made the decision to quite literally cut off the umbilical cord, connecting its data to Facebook and no longer revealing and sharing that data. Now, it did so in the interests of data privacy, but really in response to what’s happening at a much more macro level, which is this general feeling of distrust, the default emotion in the world by pretty much any measure that you study if you study this is an emotion of distrust. People enter into conversations and experiences online, feeling distrust as the default state.
And so, it’s not just distrust with big tech and big data, it’s distrust in all institutions. It’s government distrust. It’s financial institution distrust, which is where blockchain and cryptocurrency have really emerged from, but it’s also online distrust, big tech. And so, Apple, in response to that said, “We’re no longer sharing this information.” And when they did so, they effectively cut Facebook off at the knees. And what it means is Facebook can no longer accurately recommend and drive your product to the right visitors, the right potential customers. It no longer has that ability because Facebook can only now see the data that it has access to on its own platform. It no longer has access to the browsing history that you might have displayed, like, for example, the fact that you were on a camping website and you’re shopping for backpacks and you’re shopping for flights, hey, therefore, probably you’re going to be in the market for camping supplies and going on a vacation.
Now, Facebook no longer has that information. And a few weeks ago, Google announced that they’re following suit, eliminating cookies, as we’ve noted, browser-side cookies. And so, what does that mean? For anybody who drives business online, what it means is we’ve moved from a third-party data paradigm where you can rely on third-party data to now what’s known as a zero-party paradigm.
Now, first-party data, by the way, just to set some definitions, is when someone lands on your website tracking user behavior in the background. What did this person click on? What did they read? What did they watch? It’s all in the background-type stuff. Zero-party data is information that your website visitors explicitly and voluntarily share with you, i.e., you ask them questions on your website, and they provide the answers to those questions. And then you use that information to inform what to sell, what to direct people to.
The third-party paradigm is done. That era of online advertising is over. And if you’ve been relying on that paradigm and you’re continuing to rely on that paradigm as we move into this new era, you’re setting your business up to fail. You must have a zero-party data strategy, a strategy when someone lands on your website where you can ask questions. And then the beautiful thing is, even though Apple has cut the umbilical cord to Facebook, with your own zero-party strategy, you can plug that data back in.
Justin Donald: So, that was the first point that you wanted to make sure that you covered, but it seemed like there is a three-pronged approach. Is that right?
Ryan Levesque: Yeah. So, the big takeaway is there are three big reasons why this strategy is so effective and so important and relevant right now, it’s number one, incredibly cheap leads. Number two, incredibly high conversion of those leads. And number three, incredibly valuable data. And the good news is, this is one of these strategies that you can feel really good about implementing because it not only helps you better sell, but it also ultimately helps you better serve your market. You’re pouring goodwill into the market.
It’s one of these strategies that when your head hits the pillow at night, you can feel really good about the way you’re communicating with people online because you’re truly adding value, you are asking questions in the same way that you would if you’re interacting with someone one on one, like, for example. Justin, imagine for a moment if I came up to you or someone came up to you that you’d never met before and said, “Hey, Justin, I’ve read your book, I listen to your podcast, I love what you do.” And you say, “Justin, what should I invest in next?” Now, it would be absurd for you to just respond to that person and say, “Oh, I know exactly what you should invest in.” How would you respond?
If you’re like most people, you would say, “Well, I don’t know, but do you mind if I ask you a few questions?” Now, imagine that conversation. You might ask like, for example, tell me a little bit about your investment goals, like what’s your experience level? What are you trying to get to? Are you more interested in cash flow or capital appreciation? What’s your risk tolerance? Tell me a little bit about your portfolio right now. And with that information that you ask, you would be able to recommend a good next step for that person.
Now, the only problem is there’s only one Justin Donald, and you can only have one of those conversations at a time, but imagine for a moment if your website was able to have hundreds or thousands of those conversations on autopilot every single week, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. That’s what this strategy allows you to do. It’s a conversational funnel that allows you to have that one-on-one conversation you’d otherwise have with an individual and have that in a leveraged way, thousands of people at a time.
Justin Donald: Well, that is incredibly valuable. I mean, I can see that because it’s the same thing I talk about with earning money and kind of having money work while you’re sleeping. It’s this whole idea that it’s not involving you, it’s not involving your time, it scales much beyond what you can actually do with your time. And so, it’s the same thing here with traffic and conversion. And I just have to say, with some of the other things that you shared, it’s so eye-opening, kind of what’s happening, the shift that’s taking place. I totally feel and understand and even for me, personally, have distrust of a lot of these organizations and institutions because I don’t feel like they have our best interests in mind. I feel like they have their best interests in mind.
And I think that’s been proven in many instances, especially with the banking industry and all the files that you see there with abusing customer information and data. And so, I love that Apple’s making this move that Google is following in suit, but at the same time, I think they still capture data, they still use that data. They’re just not sharing that data with everyone else. And so, I think it’s important to recognize that the data is still being captured and gathered. And so, I do think it’s important that people recognize that that is the case and that’s what’s happening, but there is the danger of what used to work no longer works, whatever worked on Web 2 is not going to work on Web 3.
It’s just like when you scale a business when you’re at $1 million of revenue, the systems that you have in place there generally aren’t going to work at $10 million revenue, at $50 million revenue, and it’s like a whole brand-new company at $100 million revenue. And so, I think you just have to adapt with the times, adopt the new technology, whatever is working, but not get lost in the past thinking that whatever you did is going to continue to work.
And a lot of people had a rude awakening during COVID where they realized what they did for the last 20 years of their business. That work didn’t work for those two years. And they’ve had to go back to the drawing board and figure out a new strategy. And in some cases, the businesses, you don’t figure it out in time and they die, but the other ones, you do figure it out, they grow, they become stronger, they become better, or there’s just a new business opportunity.
Ryan Levesque: Absolutely. And these changes can happen faster than you might expect. These are types of things, just like when COVID hit, and the grocery store shelves were completely empty in a matter of days. It can happen that fast. And so, for anyone listening just right now, if you felt the pressure, if you felt maybe your advertising costs have gone up, maybe the effectiveness of your advertising has not been what it was in years past, some of the forces that we’re talking about right now represent the reason behind it, why that’s happening?
So, the question is, what are the companies that are winning in this new era? What are they doing differently? And they’re using what we’re talking about right now. And I’ll just share a few examples of just different businesses that are absolutely crushing it using the strategy. So, I think it’s like I’ll pick a variety of different businesses just to kind of set the stage, I think of a company called SnackNation that builds a quiz funnel to figure out what type of healthy box of snacks you should receive at your doorstep. So, imagine getting a healthy box of snacks curated for you, built their business on the back of a quiz funnel, multi-time Inc. 500 company, grew from nothing to $24 million a year on the back of the strategy.
I think of smaller businesses. I think of, for example, Deirdre Faye, who’s a therapist, a local therapist who is struggling to get new patients for her practice, created a what’s your relationship-type quiz funnel and now, has a waitlist of patients for her local practice. I think about people like Morgan Gist MacDonald. She has a very small publishing business. She created a quiz funnel. What publishing path is right for you? If you’ve ever thought about publishing a book, Justin, like some of the conversations you and I have had, think about all the decisions you have to make. Do you self-published? Do you go with a traditional publisher, a vanity press? Do you launch a softcover, hardcover, e-book only? Should you do an audiobook? Should you record your audiobook? Should you have a professional voiceover artist? There are so many decisions around the right path to publish your book.
So, she created a publishing path quiz using our methodology, our technology, and she sells a $15,000 to $30,000 publishing package directly on the back of this quiz. She was working for Starbucks as a barista, as a mom with four kids when she started this process. Now, she has a multi-million dollar business all on the back of this strategy. So, whether you’re looking to get clients online, whether you sell a physical product, whether you are a local service provider, like a therapist or real estate agent or financial planner or insurance broker, this is a strategy that you can use to succeed in this new coming era.
Justin Donald: So, when you have this, I mean, it sounds fail-proof, but I know that there are things that can go wrong. I’m curious, so to me, it kind of feels like and it seems like, alright, at the base level, you’re going to perform better just by adding this. So, I don’t see any way that this isn’t going to help someone, but what are the mistakes that people make that maybe limit the potential of how good this can perform, maybe even how quickly it performs?
Ryan Levesque: Yeah. It’s like anything in life. It’s not just doing the thing, it’s the execution of the thing. Anybody can write a book, but writing a good book takes some skill. It takes some practice, it takes experience. And most importantly, it takes working with people who know what makes a good book. Now, one of the benefits of having a technology platform where we’ve had over 12,000 quiz funnels built, we know empirically with data what works and what doesn’t work.
And what we found are few things that I shared here for anybody who’s thinking about, alright, what might a quiz funnel look like for your business? So, every quiz funnel follows the same process. And this is really mistake number one, following the wrong process. And the process is attract, diagnose, and prescribe. And the key when it comes to creating your quiz funnel is you have to start with the end in mind. This is not about creating a cute and creative quiz that you think people are going to actually take. You want to start with the end in mind, which is what do you want people to do as that next step after they take your quiz funnel?
Is it to book an appointment with you online and get on the phone with you or your sales team? Is it to watch your webinar? Is it to join your group? Is it to buy your product right then and there? Is it to buy a copy of your book? What’s that next step that you want people to take? You want to start with the end in mind. So, mistake number one is following that wrong process.
Now, if we go to that three-part framework, attract, diagnose, and prescribe, mistake number two is having what we call the wrong hook. Now, in marketing terms, the hook is the thing that attracts people in the first place. And when it comes to a successful quiz funnel, you could create a quiz funnel on virtually any topic under the sun. I mean, we have a retirement planning quiz funnel for one of our clients. We have a golf swing killer’s quiz funnel for one of our clients, a public speaker quiz funnel, tennis, leadership, art quiz funnels. What’s the perfect painting for your home? So, there are so many possibilities.
But when it comes to the type of quiz, the framework, as we describe it, there are only three to choose from. So, Justin, I’ll invite you to kind of do this in real time, and anyone listening to this, I’ll invite you to do the same thing. As I explain each of these three types of quizzes, just think to yourself which one do you think might make the most sense for your business? So, first type of quiz, one, is what we call a Type Quiz. Now, Type Quiz is one where you’re putting people into different categories or different types based on the answers to a few different questions.
Ryan Levesque: The psychology here, I warn you, I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to psychology is known as the psychology of categorical perception. Basically, that’s just a fancy way of saying that our brain needs to put things into buckets in order to make sense. When we were kids, we learned the difference between a dog and a cat. So, you have the dog bucket and you’ve got the cat bucket. We learned the difference between triangles and squares.
Now, as adults, we operate much in the same way. Even when something exists on a spectrum, like take color, for example, color is a spectrum, it’s an infinite spectrum, but our brain, in order to make sense, we have to organize things into red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and so on and so forth. That’s an artificial construct that our brains have made up. So, when you tap into that, people have this need, not just for things, but for themselves. What bucket do I fall into?
So, you can have a Type Quiz, like, for example, Neil Gordon has a quiz. He was driving for Lyft before COVID happened. He heard about the power of a quiz funnel, had a passion for public speaking, decided to create a quiz, what type of public speaker are you? There are five types. Which one are you? On the back of this quiz, he’s built a public speaking training business that makes six figures a month all on the back of the strategy. So, that’s a Type Quiz example.
And that’s in contrast to the second type of quiz, which is what’s known as a Killer Quiz. Now, a Killer Quiz is different.
A Killer Quiz is where you help people identify the single biggest mistake that they’re making in their life or their business that’s holding them back from achieving the transformation that your product or service helps give someone. So, I’ll give you an example of this. I think of Charlie Wallace. He was a struggling musician trying to make things work, traveling the world, trying to make it as a musician, needed to make extra money so he started teaching guitar lessons. And he started teaching guitar lessons online, and he found that people kept making the same mistakes over and over again with their technique. So, he decided to create a quiz, a Progress Killers Quiz.
And I know, Justin, you play the guitar, but what he found was that there are five major mistakes that people make in their technique. And by helping people identify the single biggest mistake they’re making when it comes to playing the guitar, he can often help people unlock that next level of performance. And so, he created this quiz, launched this brand Guitar Mastery Method, Guitar Mastery Online. That business now makes over $2 million a year teaching people how to play guitar online, all on the back of a Killer Quiz. That’s the second type.
Ryan Levesque: Now, the third type, so we got the Type Quiz, Killer Quiz, and the third and final type is what’s known as a Score Quiz. Now, Score Quiz is you’re helping people identify where they are on a spectrum of success. So, in other words, are they a beginner? Are they intermediate? Are they an expert? Are they a level 1, a level 2, a level 3 based on whatever it is that you help people with in their life or their business?
And the reason why this is so powerful, the psychology here is what’s known as social comparison theory. Now, Justin, you and I know that you shouldn’t ever compare yourself to anybody else, but our brains are actually hardwired to do that. It’s how we make sense of the world. So, we’re constantly asking ourselves questions like, how is it that he was able to make more money in his business than me? How is it that she’s more successful in her career than I am? We’re constantly doing that.
So, when you tap into that social comparison need, people are incredibly compelled to find out what their score is in that area of their life. And an example of this would be, I think, of Dev Basu. Dev Basu has a digital marketing agency in Canada called Powered by Search. He created what is your digital readiness score quiz to help businesses who are offline figure out how ready they are to move their business from an offline paradigm to an online paradigm? So, those are the three types – Type, Killer, Score. And the first kind of micro assignment that I invite even you, Justin, to be thinking about and anyone listening to this or watching this right now to be thinking about is which one might make the most sense for you and your business.
Justin Donald: Yeah, it’s an interesting question. I feel like all of them are great, but it really does depend what your business is. For me, I feel like it’s probably a Type Quiz, but I could easily see a Score Quiz, too. It’s fascinating. I mean, some businesses might be able to use all three, but I have to imagine that there is a scenario where you make the wrong offer, like you really have to figure out what is the correct offer for your business and know the correct quiz to use, right?
Ryan Levesque: And that’s the third big mistake that I’ll talk about. Now, we don’t have time to talk about all the mistakes, but the wrong process is mistake number one. Mistake number two is the wrong hook. You got to attract the right type of people. And the mistake number three is the wrong offer.
Now, as we mentioned, you can virtually sell almost anything on the back of a quiz funnel. You can drive people to a high-ticket offer, a low-ticket offer. It could be coaching, mastermind. It could be to solicit investors if you’re looking to raise money and you’re looking to find out if someone is a good fit for the fund that you’re looking to start, or they’re a good fit for the project that you’re looking to maybe raise money for. So, you can really use it to sell anything.
So, it’s less about the offer itself and it’s more about the presentation, the articulation of the offer. And the big mistake that people make here is that they present the offer in the wrong way. The paradigm that you want to be thinking about is something that we call Band-Aid cure, and it goes like this. So, if you think about your daughter, Justin, or one of our boys, if you think about when they’re playing outside, if they get an injury and they hurt themselves, what do they do? They run inside and they say, mommy or daddy, I need a Band-Aid. Yeah, exactly, right. So, that’s what kiddos think they need.
Ryan Levesque: Now, you, as the adults, know that the Band-Aid is not going to make the injury feel any better. But what do you need to do? You need to oblige. You need to put the Band-Aid on. You’ve got to give your little one a hug, let the tears dry away, and only then can you say, alright, honey, if we really want to make the pain go away, we have to put some ice on it, but it’s only after you’ve delivered the Band-Aid.
Well, your market is the same way. Your market thinks they know what the solution might be. They have an idea of what that solution might be. So, you, as the expert in your space, provide the Band-Aid, which is the free result, the free value you deliver after someone takes your quiz. That’s the offer that you’re giving people, the goodwill that you’re pouring out. But when you do this well and you do this right, what ends up happening is people say, okay, great, so that’s the Band-Aid, but what’s the cure? How do I solve this for good?
And that’s when you can segue seamlessly into your paid product or service. So, it’s this Band-Aid cure paradigm, which is at the critical piece after someone takes the quiz funnel that leads people that paid product or service. So, we’ve got the right process, the right hook, the right offer. You combine these things together, and some more nuance and detail than we’ve got time to cover here in today’s conversation, and you’ve got the makings of an incredibly powerful, incredibly successful engine that’s going to drive the growth of your business for years and years to come.
Justin Donald: This is fascinating, and I love it. And I’m excited about this next chapter for The Lifestyle Investor brand. I have several friends that have worked with you and friends that plan to work with you, and I’m excited about that. My big question is, where can people find out more about you and about quiz funnels and about how to make this work in their business.
Ryan Levesque: Yeah, look, I know in a medium like this where we’re having a conversation, it opens up to so many questions. Like, for example, if you’re like me and you’re a visual person, you might be saying we see some examples like what does this actually look like? I want to see what this looks like in businesses like mine. Well, if you’re listening to this or watching this right now, your timing is perfect. And here’s a reason why.
Once a year, we do a week-long quiz funnel workshop where we go through the process of how to figure out what all of these elements are going to be for you and your business. We work together to figure out what is your topic going to be? What questions are you going to ask? What type of quiz is right for you? What should your offer be? And how do you frame it along with seeing dozens of examples in all sorts of different markets and situations? Now, the ticket price to attend this workshop is normally $100 to attend, but because Justin is awesome and because he really wanted to acknowledge and reward all of his listeners, he has set things up that he is going to pay for your admission. He has set up a special coupon code that you can use that’s going to take your ticket price from $100 to be 100% free.
And the way you do that is by going to a special link that we’ve set up. That is QuizFunnel.com/lifestyle for Lifestyle Investor. And when you get to that page, enter the coupon code Lifestyle, all one word. So once again, it’s QuizFunnel.com/lifestyle, enter the coupon code Lifestyle, and your ticket price will be 100% free. The only catch is that we only do this once a year. It’s done live and it just so happens to be happening right here, right now. So, your timing is absolutely perfect. And for anyone who’s here, I’d love to welcome you with open arms and walk you through the process and hopefully set you up for success to build your very own high converting quiz funnel step by step in your business.
Justin Donald: Well, this is awesome. Thanks so much for welcoming our audience into your network and your arena where you specialize. And so, I’m just thrilled, again, how our paths keep intersecting and how there’s so much opportunity for people in both of our audiences to be able to gain value back and forth from each other. So, thanks for sharing this. Thanks for spending the time today. This is just an awesome session. Any last words of wisdom you want to share before we sign off?
Ryan Levesque: One of the things one of my mentors once told me, and it’s always stuck with me and it’s something I share with all of our students and clients is, look, you don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going, but the best time to get it going is right here, right now, today. So, ask yourself, what’s that next step you can take that’s so small, it’s impossible to fail and take that first step?
Justin Donald: I love it because I end every episode with almost the same thing that I share, which is this, what’s the one step you can take today towards financial freedom, towards a life by design, not by default, a life on your terms, not someone else’s. And so, I love that your mentor shared that with you. I feel like I’ve had mentors that have shared that with me, and I do think that’s it. It’s finding one move, one step, one action item, and then just consistently doing that, getting better than you were yesterday. Very cool. Thanks for joining us, Ryan, and I’m excited to build the quiz funnel with you and for everyone in my audience and my community that also is willing to take this challenge and jump on board.
Ryan Levesque: Love it.