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Our Support Has Real Human Feelings

Say What? Talk It Up with a Helpful Human!

The nice thing about OSP Support is we are REAL humans.  No machines or bots here. We have human feelings and care about finding the best solution for our users. Let me tell you a little bit about it.

OSP Support is built on a team environment, with the overall goal to assist our users (and inquiring potential users) to better understand anything that may come up along the way.  Everyone pitches in to help here at OSP, but the Support Team consists of myself (Jordan), Alice, Kevin, and Rochelle.  We assist via LiveChat and by email. We will even jump on the phone if need be – however, we do prefer helping out over chat and email.  That allows us to send screenshots and links to help get you where you need to be.

Since we are REAL people, as much as we love helping, we have families that we like to spend time with, and we like to think they enjoy our company as well. That is where the Support Center can really come into play.

Our OSP Support Center is located at Support.OnlineSalesPro.com.  With over 170 articles there, there is a great chance the answer to your question will be found with the click of a button.  In fact, 97% of our emails or chats include a link to an article in the Support Center.  That’s how good it is!

No matter the time, rain or shine, you will be able to get an answer to your OSP question.  During normal business hours you will get to talk with a member of our team, but during non-business hours (or even during!), you can access the Support Center to find your answer.  No matter the case, we pride ourselves with the ability to assist and look forward to doing so.

-Jordan Mikals, Head of Customer Support – Team Online Sales Pro



How to Make Your Entrepreneurial Journey a Success

Every entrepreneur, no matter what type of business they are running, will run into enormous obstacles as they travel their own path to success. For some it may be difficult to leave the comfort and stability of their 9-to-5 job, for others it may be difficult to scale their business up and take it to the next level, because they are too afraid of the consequences.

No matter what situation you are currently facing in your entrepreneurial journey, there will be a moment for you when it all comes together: in that moment you will have to decide if you truly want to stay the course and keep moving toward your goals, or if you will choose the easier, more comfortable road.

Whether you are just beginning your entrepreneurial journey or you have years of experience and are looking to take that next step, you will have your moment. Here’s 3 things you can do to ensure that when your moment comes, you will be ready to seize it and alter the course of your life for the better.

#1: Grow Into Your Business

As much as you’d like to think that you can jump headfirst into online business and make millions of dollars, the reality is that it’s not THAT simple. Yes, with proper mentoring, instruction and effort, you can make a lot of money online and live the life of your dreams. But there are very few overnight successes in the world of online business—the ones that experience the most success are the people that continue, through trial and error, to grow their businesses over time. If you can do this you will be ready to take your business up a notch when your moment arrives.

#2: Failure is a Prerequisite to Success

Every person that has experienced success in online business has failed hundreds, if not thousands of times. No one wakes up to an online fortune—it takes months of tedious planning and sometimes years of persistence to make a six-figure income online. However, it is totally possible. If you really want to learn how to transform your business and your life, then take risks early on in your business. Even though you’ll surely fail some of the time, it will lead you to greater success down the road.

#3: Take Periodic Breaks From Your Business

Even though you may love working on your online business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, if you truly want to be ready for your moment, you have to take periodic breaks. It’s not healthy to “go”, “go”, “go”, all the time. Wen you take a break it allows your mind to reset and it will help you come back with even greater focus on your goals. You might think it counterproductive to take some time off from your business, but it’s actually the best thing you can do.

What suggestions do you have for preparing for your ‘moment’ as an online entrepreneur?



3 Things That Hold People Back From Online Success

Starting something new is always a bit nerve-racking, especially when it involves making money.

Starting an online business can be an amazing adventure, but it can also come with some unexpected bumps in the road. You won’t get everything right when you’re first launching your business, but that’s ok as long as you have a plan in mind and know what it is you are trying to accomplish to achieve online success. Did you come up with your own product that you’re selling on an ecommerce site? Do you want to be an affiliate marketer? Are you selling your own digital products, like an e-course or coaching services?

No matter what it is you are trying to do to accomplish online, you must be aware of these 3 things that hold people back from achieving online success. If you can avoid these 3 common pitfalls, you will reach your goals and achieve the success you desire.

#1: I’m Afraid to Fail

News flash: everyone on the planet is at least slightly afraid of failure, especially those who are seeking online success. It’s part of human nature to be afraid of taking risks and falling flat on your face, but if you want to truly be a successful online entrepreneur you will have to endure failure. You need to admit to yourself out loud that becoming an online entrepreneur will come with setbacks and failures. You have to admit this to yourself before you take one step forward, because otherwise you will lose courage as the journey gets increasingly difficult. It’s not a question of if you will fail, but when. As long as you know what you’re aiming for failure shouldn’t scare you.

#2: I’m not an Expert 

The idea that you need a few fancy letters after your name to make money online is a very outdated concept. Yes, to practice medicine you do need to be a doctor—same thing goes for lawyers. But becoming an expert typically does not require you to be certified in anything other than your own life experience. If you are amazing at helping people save and invest their money, then you can make a great living teaching people online. Same thing goes for fitness. You don’t have to be a business expert to sell products online either. If you have experience in a specific area and you know how to get results for yourself and others, that’s all the expertise you need. Don’t let a few credentials keep you from living out your online business dream.

#3: I Have Things to Figure out

All of us have things to figure out. Do you think Steve Jobs knew every thing there is to no about computers and software before he started Apple? Do you think Mark Cuban knew everything about live streaming before he started his internet company Broadcast.com, and later sold it to Yahoo for billions of dollars? If you are waiting for all the stars to align and say you’re ready to launch an online business, you will be waiting forever. None of us are ready to take the next step—not really. What you need to do is have faith that with hard work, you’ll be able to learn what you need to learn to be successful. But what you need to do right now is just take the leap. There will never be a perfect time to start your online business—that perfect time is right now.


15 Types of Lead Magnets You Can Give Away

Lead magnets are an essential part of email marketing, but what exactly should you create?

Every business is different. Your audience is not the same as every other audience out there, so your lead magnet must reflect this. What does your audience need? What is their pain point and what can you offer as a solution?

Once you know the topic, it’s time actually to create the lead magnet. You have quite a few options. Here are some of the most popular email marketing magnets you can design:

1 – Ebook/Report

The most traditional option is to provide a simple book that helps resolve the pain point your audience faces. A report is preferable to an ebook, because people want something short and sweet that will give them answers fast.

2 – Checklist

Can you give your audience a basic checklist to help them reach their goals? This is a nice, simple way to get those emails and works for any niche.

3 – Email Course

Offer a 3-, 5-, or 7-day email course, where information and daily assignments are provided. The course will need to solve a problem your audience faces if they’re going to have multiple emails from you.

4 – Video Course

Like the email course, a video course provides a new video lesson every day or every other day. Again, this needs to solve an issue that is being dealt with by your readers. They’ll sign up if you can solve their problem.

5 – Discount/Coupon

For some, offering a discount is the easiest way to get those sign ups. Who doesn’t want to save money?

6 – Template

Can you provide a template for something your clients need help with? Maybe they need to draft an email and just aren’t sure how to do it. Your template can provide direction and help them create the perfect ebook, Pinterest graphic, or just about anything else.

7 – Swipe File

Many email marketing and social marketing companies use this one. A swipe file is full of examples of whatever it is you do. For example, a writer might offer a swipe file of their best headlines and an email marketer may provide dozens of subject lines.

8 – Script

Does your audience need to call someone, talk to someone, or otherwise speak in an awkward situation? A script that tells them just what to say can be a big help.

9 – Worksheet

A worksheet provides your subscribers with a printable that they can fill out. This worksheet should ideally help them discover something or plan something that will help them. For example, a website worksheet would help readers develop their ideas and what they really want in a website.

10 – Webinar

Could you provide your audience with some useful tips in a webinar? Maybe you could interview an expert in your field. If you can offer a webinar with value, people will gladly hand over their emails.

11 – Calculator

If there is any math involved in what you do, turn it into a simple calculator that your audience must sign up to use. This could be anything from a mortgage calculator to one that helps you decide how much to save each month in order to reach a goal.

12 – Application

Can you develop (or pay someone to develop) an app that will solve a pain point for your audience? An app, even if it’s free, has high-perceived value, and people will be thrilled to trade their email address for it.

13 – Free Coaching/Consult

Depending on your niche, you may be able to offer a short coaching session or a consult to those who sign up with their email address.

14 – Calendar

Could your audience use a calendar that is tailored to their needs? A workout calendar or one that has specific marketing steps to take each day could be a bit hit. If you feel that daily steps could help your audience, this could be the ideal lead magnet.

15 – Toolkit

What tools do you use that would be ideal for your clients? Share them in an easy download or give people access to an “inner sanctum” page with all your favorite resources when they sign up with their email.


Email marketing begins by offering plenty of value. In today’s market, most people are wary of handing over their email addresses. They already have an inbox full of offers and newsletters, so you really need to stand out.



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