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Flowtrack.co and their unbelievable limited time Lifetime Deal.
This certainly checks a LOT of the boxes as far as covering the bases in the type of systems you will need to run your business…so…should you buy it?
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Ok…so first, I need to start by dating this post because this is a time-sensitive topic. This post is being written in July of 2021.
However, some of the things I will mention in this post will apply to other systems so even if you are well past the point of this deal when you find this, it’s still worth the read!
So, like I said above, this certainly checks a LOT of the boxes as far as covering the bases in the type of systems you will need to run your business.
So what criteria should you use to decide if it’s right for you?
When any one system dabbles in too many arenas, they will inevitably have shortcomings in, likely, all of them.
The best systems I have personally used in my business are the ones that really specialize in what they do.
Any company, especially a small start up like this one, is going to struggle to keep up with the demands and functionality when they are trying to “specialize” in too much.
It brings to mind the old adage of “if you try to market to everyone, you market to no one.”
This tells me that you might suffer with poor quality, few design capabilities (one I have already seen is that their text editor is fairly basic, not rich text, which means that, for example, inside of one text box, you can only have one color for your text, so you can’t emphasize a word by changing it’s color. Not a HUGE deal, but just a small example of less capable design.)
As nice as it would be, you can’t always take the stated cost at face value.
In this case, the $97 one time for life has limitations.
One of the major limitations I see is that you are capped at 100,000 records.
I know that sounds like a lot, but when you consider what they mean by the word “record”, I think this is probably the biggest “catch” in this offer.
Every contact, email, task, lead, opportunity, landing page, form response, payments transacted, etc. is considered a record…and in many cases, that’s going to be cumulative.
They talk about the flexibility in record storage (for example, you can get creative and delete contacts so that you can add contacts and basically they “share” the space on your list…) but firstly, at some point that would become unmanageable as a system, and it doesn’t work for all record types so no matter how creative you get, your records will still start to add up at some point (sooner than you’d think!) and you will have to purchase more storage (which seems to be at increments of $20/mo for 20,000 more records).
Also, when a client of mine asked them about the cost after this limitation, this is what she was told in response.
I think that the fact that no one has ever reached their limits yet is concerning for two reasons:
- It implies to me an even shorter amount of time that they have been in operation than I initially assumed
- They are trying to imply in the chat that it takes a while to reach the limits…which, I completely disagree with! When you truly think about the items that are considered records…I think I could max that out in a year easy…
There is also a limit of 2 domains for the basic plan (you have to upgrade to their Teams offer to get more (which is $294)…this might not be an issue for you, or seem like an issue, but it’s worth mentioning since, as entrepreneurs, we tend to pivot a lot in our businesses which often leads to multiple domains.
Apparently, though, at the time of this post, if you purchase the $97 lifetime offer and then share a link into a Facebook group, you will be upgraded to Teams for free…so perhaps that is an option around the domain limitations for now.
Diversification of Systems
I am also always leery of putting all of my eggs in one basket.
With this type of model, literally everything you use to run your business relies on this one business to exist…and be active.
Think about what would happen if their server went down for a day. What would happen to your business for that day?
Your opt-ins won’t collect
Your sales won’t go through
Your emails and marketing won’t go out…
You literally will be just sitting there, waiting for them to fix their issues.
You would be dead in the water.
Since they don’t have much of a track record yet, that’s a lot of faith to put into one entity.
So, summing up…for me, personally, this is a no right now.
If you happen to be at a place in your business where you are already considering a move of systems for more than one of the tools that you use, then this might just be the deal of a lifetime…but if you are only considering it because it sounds like a deal you just “can’t pass up”…I would highly suggest a cooldown period.
If I’ve learned anything in the past 2 years developing process and systems for a Fortune 5 company, it’s that (system-wise) the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, and when a deal seems too good to be true…it probably is.
If anyone ends up deciding to give this a try…I would certainly love to hear how it goes!
I do believe there is a 50/50 chance that it could be amazing and it seems that they have a 30-day money back guarantee so…just because it’s not for me, doesn’t mean it won’t be for you!
One more thing. If you decide not to give this a try and want to discuss how I can help you to create your perfect business back office, schedule a free Discovery Call with me today!