I recently ran my entire launch on wordpress so I know for a fact that you don’t need Kajabi to run a launch. I ran using the “duct tape” method mentioned in the video overview. And you can do a wordpress site too. Heck, you don’t even need wordpress to run a launch but here is what you do need:
- A product
- A list (even a small one)
- JV partners (strong friendships are best)
You might have all those or none of them. Either way, the following information contains important lessons that I want to share with you….
Below were my biggest challenges and problems during the product launch
When you take the duct tape angle you need to be technically savvy and fortunately I am. I understand basic PHP, HTML, Amazon S3, Video streaming (poorly), Content Security (uh..) and the importance of scalability.
Apparently Kajabi addresses all these issues and Andy covers many of them in the latest Kajabi video. Here are the primary ones I have faced that might have been resolved by Kajabi (not entirely sure yet):
- 700+ email questions per day (communication platform)
- Server outages (downtime) mid-launch, luckily minimal
- Video compatibility (ipad / ipod /iphone)
- JV communication (split between blogs and email)
- Effective content sharing and sequencing (timing)
So.. lots of issues that might have been addressed by this new web platform. And I fully intend to find out if they will in fact fix my issues. Apparently when Kajabi is released it will include a 14 day free trial and a very low monthly investment.
I can tell you that dealing with technical issues, display problems and communications challenges is not what you want to face when handling a product launch of any kind…
You just need stuff to work…. period.
But the true test for me will be getting my hands on the product and taking a look at the inner workings. I still have concerns regarding merchant accounts, Paypal and autoresponder integration. I plan to pay very close attention to the promises made and to take advantage of the 14 day trial to dig deeper.
I also plan to share what I find here on my mostly ignored personal blog.
If you want to take a look at it and follow along, you can check out the latest Kajabi Video.
P.S. – I signed up as a JV so the links on this page will indeed give me credit for referring you.
P.P.S. – I am not suggesting you buy this thing. However, I am going to buy it and I will share my personal views here too. Hopefully that will save you the time.