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What do you need from your website w/ Greg Merrilees

Training Business

If you’re running a business these days, you need to have a web presence. You need some kind of home page or landing page where people can find you and find out about you. More importantly, they want to learn how you can help them and how you haved helped people like them. If you are a consultant, a trainer, a coach, a facilitator you need a digital space where people can find reasons to connect with you and contact you.  Many people make the mistake of deciding what they want from their website rather than what their prospect needs. In fact, you don’t want a website. You want a system that attracts people to engage with you so you can convert them to paying customers In today’s episode: What the difference is between a web page and a landing page How to to convert visitors into prospects What you need on the front end and on the back end of your site Which kinds of software can capture visitors details What lead magnets are and how to use them to attract clients What the difference is between organic and paid traffic


3 Jun 2021

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002 - Design & User Experience - with Greg Merrilees

SEOLeverage - The SEO Podcast for Online Business Owners

What does Design have to do with SEO? Gert talks with Greg Merrilees from Studio1Design.com about the importance of design + user experience and Greg gives us his 10 tips plus his secret weapon! Podcast Highlights:  0:56 - Guest Introduction 1:30 - Importance of Conversion Focused  3:27 - Humble Beginnings 5:13 - User Experience 6:52 - Getting the right balance between pretty design and conversion focus 8:38 - User Experience & User Happiness 11:47 - The Right Time to Invest on Custom Design 13:59 - Facts about using templates 15:29 - How to Make Sure Your Designs Convert 19:42 - Leading with Value 22:01 - Consistency is Everything. Focusing on Transparency.  26:06 - Doing Work with an Impact. Experience is Key.  28:36 - The Best Way to Engage an Agency 30:43 - Leakage Points 31:07 - Plug those Leaks 33:43 - First Impression is Important! 35:18 - Click Study 38:18 - Your website is never finished! 39:14 - Thanking our Guest 39:24 - Greg Merrilees contact information 39:29 - End 10 Steps Checklist 1 - “Does it clearly explains what problem your office solves?” 2 - "Do you clearly explain how people benefit from your offer, right?" 3 - "Do you clearly explain what's unique about your offer?" 4 - "Do you have social proof to show that your social works?" 5 - “Do you display your authority?” 6 - "Are you being consistent?" 7 -  "Are you leading with value?" 8 - “Do you have a strategy for warming up cold traffic?” 9 - "Do you display a clear pathway?" 10 (Secret weapon) - "Do you have a killer website design that makes you look like an industry leader?"


23 Oct 2020

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Greg Merrilees - The Biggest Website Mistakes To Avoid

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Greg Merrilees - The Biggest Website Mistakes To Avoid Today's short is brought to you by our EPIC Membership We are also sponsored by ConvertBox


2 Apr 2020

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255 - Greg Merrilees - How to Drive Leads with your HIT Website

High Intensity Business

Greg Merrilees is the founder of Studio 1 Design, a website design and online marketing company located in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about creating good looking website design that gets results. Over the past few years Studio 1 has custom designed over 1,500 websites for high level entrepreneurs including Kevin Rogers, Perry Marshall, James Schramko, Chris Ducker, Ezra Firestone, Jordan Harbinger and Frank Oz.  In this episode, Greg Merrilees talks about the importance of a good website, key aspects of effective websites, website tips and best practices, how to create high conversion websites, and much more. Enjoy!  Learn how to optimize your HIT website inside  HIT Business Membership For all of the show notes, links and resources - Click Here This episode is brought to you by the Resistance Exercise Conference Would you like to: Learn from the top strength training professionals and researchers? Network and connect with other exercise professionals from all over the world? And get inspired, rejuvenated, and focused on your strength training business? I certainly do, and that is why this will be my third appearance at REC. It's my favourite weekend of the year, and I am so excited to attend again in March 2020. So why should you attend REC? Well, firstly, there will be keynote presentations from exercise icons like Dr. Bente Klarlund Pedersen, Stuart Phillips PhD, James Fisher PhD, and Luke Carlson. As a studio owner, you will learn business tactics and strategies on how to grow your business from the CEO of Discover Strength, the highest revenue producing strength training company in the nation. Moreover, you will grow your network by connecting with other strength training business owners from around the world. As a personal trainer, REC will provide you with tangible training techniques to take back to your clients to implement right away for better results. REC is approved by ACSM, NASM, ACE, and NSCA for continuing education credits. The conference will be held on the 27th and 28th March 2020 at the gorgeous Graduate Hotel, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Join me and register now over at ResistanceExerciseConference.com If you want to take your strength training business to the next level and build a world class personal training and business network, you must attend. Please register now over at ResistanceExerciseConference.com

1hr 3mins

11 Mar 2020

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#48 Greg Merrilees from Studio1 Design - Websites with Smart-Marketing Elements

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Greg Merrilees is the founder and director of the Studio1 Design.  The company designs websites — not just good looking websites, but with smart marketing and direct response elements on it. The Mission at Studio1 Design is to help create the online presence you deserve that not only captures who you are and the incredible offer you have but boosts your bottom line. In over 20 years of experience in Design and Online Marketing goes into the magic that they create for their clients. And over the past few years, they have designed around 1500+ websites. Browse Studio1Design portfolio to see some amazing transformations with before & after design case studies here: https://studio1design.com/case-studies/ On today’s Podcast 05:00 – Getting to know Greg Merrilees 07.05 – How did Greg get into design and where did he get this passion from? 08:25 – Greg’s Number 1 Superpower 09:37 - The biggest lesson he had learnt in his career 13:01 – Biggest mistake that Greg sees that other people make on their websites 17:53 - Greg gives the “Five - Must Have” for listeners 18:14 – 1st “Must-have” is Clarity 21:47 – 2nd “Must-have” is Lead with value 24: 53 – 4th “Must-have” is Strategy 26:39 - 3rd “Must-have” is Trust-building persuasion elements 30:18 – 5th “Must-have” is Design 32:42 – QuickFire Round – Five Questions for Fun Books Mentioned: Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz  - https://www.amazon.com/Profit-First-Transform-Cash-Eating-Money-Making-ebook/dp/B01HCGYTH4 Links Mentioned: Studio1design.com greg@studio1design.com


20 Feb 2020

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Greg Merrilees: How real estate agents can build trust and nurture relationships online

Elevate: The Official Podcast of Elite Agent Magazine

Robert Cialdini's best-selling book Influence talks about six factors that can help you sell anything to anyone. In case you need a quick recap - they are reciprocity, consistency, social proof, liking, authority and scarcity. What works in the offline - or person to person world - also works with your website according to Greg…


28 Jan 2020

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222: Secrets to a Persuasive Website with Greg Merrilees

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For most people, your website is the first impression they have of your brand. So you really want to have that "wow" factor that keeps them on the site and ready to take action. That "wow" factor goes beyond impressing people with high profile social proof, although that is an extremely important factor in your brand's credibility. In reality, you want your site to speak more about them and less about you in order to assure them that you can meet their needs and solve the problem that led them to your site in the first place. Every inch of your site must be imbibed with your branding from the top nav all the way down to your footer. In my opinion, there's really no one better than Greg Merrilees and his company Studio 1 Design when it comes to creating web design that converts. And that's why I'm so excited to have him on the show today. Aside from the eight websites that Greg and his team has designed for me, I constantly refer him to my clients and colleagues. Studio 1 has custom designed well over 1500 websites. their clients have included such big name internet marketers is Kevin Rogers, Perry Marshall, Jordan Harbinger, James Schramko, Chris Ducker, and Ezra Firestone. They even designed the website of Frank Oz, who's the voice of Yoda, Miss Piggy, other Muppets and Sesame Street characters. Greg doesn't just have an eye for modern engaging design, he goes beyond that by thinking about the entire customer journey as a user navigates through your site. Whether the end goal is to have them buy a product, book a consultation call or sign up to an email list, the site's design and flow is a crucial part of your business strategy. Stay tuned to discover what design elements you can apply today to start getting more conversions on your website.

1hr 8mins

22 Jan 2020

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Greg Merrilees-3 Design Principles For Building A Successful Website

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Greg Merrilees-3 Design Principles For Building A Successful Website Today's short is sponsored by our EPIC Membership We are also sponsored by ConvertBox


8 Jan 2020

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Greg Merrilees - Dialing In The Perfect Website Design

Hustle And Flowchart - Web3 and The Creator Economy

Today we are talking about website design and conversion optimization with Greg Merrilees, the guy behind the websites of Ezra Firestone, Kevin Rogers, Frank Oz and soon our site at Evergreen Profits.  He runs Studio1 Design and is a total ninja when it comes to optimizing websites in order to have visitors convert into leads and leads convert into sales.  He’s been online forever, and we dive into common mistakes he has seen that a lot of people are doing with their website design, breaking down the psychology that happens from a customer's perspective and detailing three key points if you want to have a high converting website.   We also chat about the basics behind Greg’s agency which services 100 people at any one time, and how he’s created a huge business which he’s managed to simplify and give him a truly lifestyle business he loves. And after you soaked all this in, be sure to check out our shows we talked about with Stephan Spencer and James Schramko for more tips about optimizing your site and customer retention.  “It’s quite a trend at the moment to be more organic and not so polished with design. If you look at all social media posts, those are the ones that get shared because people don’t want it to be perfect, they want it to be more handmade and more organic.” - Greg Merrilees Some Topics We Discussed Include: How to create a “mood board” as a branding roadmap How to go the extra mile to grab attention What are some of the biggest mistakes with website design  A simple addition to your thank you page, which most people forget to include How to have the right website components to be in align with your vision Greg’s agency model and how it’s completely dialed in without even doing team calls The main idea behind your homepage and what you should definitely not be doing with it A shout out to some awesome supporters and listeners. Is it you? Listen to find out! And much, much more! Contact Greg Merrilees: Studio1Design.com References and Links Mentioned: Are you ready to be EPIC with us?! Then grab our EGP Letter here where you’ll get not only all of the notes for everything episode we’ve done and will do in the mail, a private forum community, plus new training videos all the time with us and our guests. Today’s show is co-sponsored by Easy Webinar and Casey Zeman.  He has put together a 20% off deal for our listeners. Be sure to check them out as they have live webinars, hybrid webinars, automated webinars, and social media functionality, basically everything you’ll ever need for webinars in a single platform.  We are also sponsored by Steve Olsher and his podcast Beyond 8 Figures, where he and his hosts, Mary Goulet and Richard Otey chat with amazing entrepreneurs who have either run or have exited a business that has produced over eight figures.  ThriveCart The SEO Mistakes That Everyone Is Making - Stephen Spencer How To Scale Memberships And Retain More Customers - James Schramko You can now text “Comp” to “38470” to get our show notes! Studio1Design.com/checklist to download a free checklist to discover 50 things to boost your website’s conversions  Influence by Robert Cialdini Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu Spreadshirt SuccessShirt LeadPages ThriveCart SuperFastBusiness Ryan Levesque’s Ask Method Onlinejobs.ph

1hr 13mins

5 Dec 2019

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695 – The Business Of Website Design With Greg Merrilees

SuperFastBusiness Coaching With James Schramko

Meeting James Schramko changed designer Greg Merrilees’ business and his life. Hear his story in this episode of SuperFastBusiness.


13 Nov 2019