How can I realistically make $100k online in 12 months?

How can I realistically make $100k online in 12 months?


Here is my blueprint for you on how to realistically make $100k online in 12 months (at least, that’s how I’ve done it):

This basic blueprint is for people who want to make an automated income online through sales and marketing funnels.

Please keep in mind that there are many layers to it and often times, the steps will interchange each other. This should give you a very good idea.

This works for any industry/market.

Are you ready?

Here we go.

1) What is a funnel?

Well, let me give you the textbook definition first ;):

“A sales funnel (also known as a ‘revenue funnel’ or ‘sales process’) refers to the buying process that companies and businesses lead customers through before, when and after purchasing a product/service.”

Every funnel is divided into several steps – which differ significantly at times, depending on the particular sales model.

2) How can you make money from this?

Any market or industry, business owner or entrepreneur,

Can benefit from incorporating an online sales funnel into their overall business model.

And an effective funnel that converts,

Brings more time, passive income as well as scalability to ANY business .

3) Okay, but HOW?

This is where this blueprint comes in.

(A) Pick a market and an industry of interest of you.

(B) Decide on a core product.

What service or product do you possess that you can offer to a specific group of people,

That will solve a problem or a need for this particular group of people?

In other words, where can you add the most value and raise your economic currency?

Trust me, everyone has a speciality like this.

Think hard ;).

(C) Validate your idea.

Next, you want to validate your idea for this core product or service by doing some in-depth market research and analysis.

The best way to do that is by getting some feedback from your ideal target market.

If you have a lower budget, you can do this for free by utilizing social media ;).

NOTE: I teach in-depth on how to do this in my #CONNECT program. 

For more information, click here:

Here are some examples of questions you want to ask your ideal/target audience:

+ What’s your biggest pain point when it comes to XYZ?
+ How would it feel like exactly if this problem would be gone?
+ Why do you do what you do? Why are you in business? Why are you trying to achieve XYZ?
+ Ideally, how does your business look like within the next 3 months/6 months/1 year/3 years?
+ What are your biggest goals?
+ Etc.

You can also get more information on your market by analyzing what your competitors are doing.

A great resource for me always proves to be Google as well as

(D) Create the core product or put together your core service. 

Be sure to understand, pin-point and address the EXACT PAIN POINT your ideal client or customer is having and create a seductive BAIT OFFERING for them.

This bait offering or ‘freebie’ is almost like a trailer for a movie (the movie being your core product).

If you are doing a great job with the trailer, your target audience will hunger for more.

They will want to take you up on your additional offer for your core product.

This process might take a couple of weeks or a couple of months depending on the size and engagement of your existing audience.

Tip: Be sure to create a high quality freebie or bait offering. People will judge you and the potential of your core product by the quality of said trailer.

(E) Come up with the right funnel strategy to sell this ‘core product’.

This is the tricky part.

The wrong strategy can set you back a couple of months or even longer until you figure out the right funnel strategy.

The right strategy though can prove to be a goldmine for you.

The best way to decide on a type is to look at – again – competitors.

We call this ‘funnel hacking’ (never copy or plagiarize from your competitors though!).

You can choose from funnel types such as Webinar Funnels, Free Plus Shipping Funnels, Standard Product Sales Funnels, Etc.

To read more on what type of funnel is right for YOUR business, check out this article:

(F) Invest time into learning how to build a ‘funnel’.

Nowadays, this is very easy to do.

No need to know how to code or anything like that.

All you need to do is invest a couple of months into learning how to use a funnel building software such as: Kajabi, Leadpages, Clickfunnels, etc.

In case you do not have the time to do so, you can always hire a funnel professional to do this for you (like contact moi here 😉 ).

Note: This – next to marketing costs – will be your biggest investment.

(G) Once you’ve finished building the funnel and have gone LIVE with it, you want to make sure to direct sufficient traffic to your funnel.

Are you already a social media influencer of some sort?

Then this part will be easy for you because you can tap into your existing pool of fans.

You can use all sorts of different social media platforms to promote your new live funnel:

Social Media Channels Explained


If you have no existing traffic whatsoever,

This step will prove to be a bit more challenging for you.

How so?

Because you most likely want to be sending paid traffic to your funnel and pay for advertisements (like Facebook Ads).

Unless, of course, you have established partnerships with affiliate marketers or joint venture partners that have a big social media influence or a sizable email list.

(H) Continue testing, analyzing AND optimizing the traffic.

You want to constantly improve conversion rates of your different funnel pages in order to increase your sales and subsequently – your income *yay*.

(I) Don’t forget to have a follow-up strategy in place.

This incorporates caring for your existing customers and clients.

You can also, potentially, up-sell them later on on an extended, premium or new product of yours.

New Prospects vs existing customers


Tip: Add people who didn’t buy from you on Social Media or to your own Facebook group in order to further nurture that blossoming tribe of yours and get them to know, like and trust you ;).

If you earn people’s trust online and you provide great value through ALL your products and service offerings, you will have buyers and even more important – fans for a lifetime <3.

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, this is just a BASIC blueprint of this online journey.

One type of online business journey.

It is definitely possible to make $100,000 online and even far more than that within the next 12 months IF you are smart about:

(1) How you go about doing it.

(2) Work hard on achieving your goal.

If this article was helpful to you, be sure to let me know in the comments down below ;).

Let’s do this!

P.s.: I talk more about sales and marketing funnels in my free Facebook Group that I run (2,500+ members).

You can request access here: Log into Facebook | Facebook


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  2. Peter Aaron Diaz says:


    I loved this blue print! It was a great reminder of how powerful a sales funnel actually is. I’m so excited to get started on creating my content and helping people with my services and products! You’ve inspired me!

    • corneliapauline says:

      This just made my day Peter! Thank you so much for being a loyal reader. And do keep me updated about your progress online. Btw, what market are you going to be focusing on? Of course, if you ever have any additional questions regarding sales funnel and what not, just reply to this comment and let me know ;).

      • Peter Diaz says:

        Update: since this comment I’ve now created a blog and I’m working on creating content to help solo and small business entrepreneurs use digital marketing to grow their businesses. So glad to see you are still driving traffic to this post.

      • Peter Diaz says:

        I’m super excited Cornelia! The name of my blog is Art of Gain.

        It’s not really ready for “launch” yet but I’ve been inviting some friends to check it out and read my first post which is about how I went from being a Janitor cleaning toilets to a Digital Marketer managing thousands in ad spend per month.

        So far I’ve gotten lots of support which has been extremely encouraging! Maybe you could give me some blogging pointers? 🙂

        I’m currently doing market research for what product/offer I should create for the solo/small business entrepreneur market. Having a blast writing some foundational marketing content while I’m at it.

        I’d also like to host a Facebook Group like yours where I share my knowledge and experience. But I don’t want to get ahead of myself. One step at a time, right? 🙂

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