In my ClickFunnels review, I'll try focusing on the actual sales funnel builder as a tool. Not exactly cheap. It may seem popular - it is popular - but if you think ClickFunnels has to be your absolute essential because everyone else's using it, that's not the case. The popularity may simply be down to the referral system - everyone seems to recommend ClickFunnels to whoever around them randomly, because they all desperately need a commission to cover their costs!
Everyone needs a good sales funnel to sell stuff online. Setting up a funnel can be painstakingly complicated; you need to use multiple tools and get them integrated one another. Each tool comes with a monthly fee. Whereas ClickFunnels has it all in one. The slogan reads, "Kiss your website, shopping cart and autoresponder goodbye!"...
It was a few years ago, I first joined ClickFunnels because someone I knew persuaded me to. All he said to me was "pay $97 per month, but refer it to 2 people and your membership fee will be covered." He was unable to explain what it was. Alright, another Pyramid scheme, I thought. But I decided to take advantage of the first 14-day free trial. I only found out myself that ClickFunnels was a very, very good sales funnel builder. I'll talk about it later, but it is a fact that many affiliates randomly promote it without explaining why this tool is so beneficial and who this is for.
Sales funnel builder
Russell Brunson and Todd Dickerson
$97 - $297 per month + upsells
What Is A Sales Funnel?
In short, a sales funnel is a "sales page plus". Instead of a simple one sales page that offers products, a sales funnel gives the customers more options to take, such as an opt-in (e.g. newsletter subscription) form, video link, or maybe a free download link. When your customers click the link, they're directed to a new page where new offers or further discounts are shown, such as "Today only - 1/2 price for you!" or some upsells (other similar products on offer).
Ultimately, a sales funnel exists to persuade customers to spend more money on your products. If you want to maximise the revenue, you want to have a sales funnel in your website. You could design it yourself from scratch, but a funnel creator gives a much more professional look, and of course saves a lot of your time.
That's where the ClickFunnels suite comes in handy.
"All-In-One" Service by ClickFunnels
There are three essential tools to use in order to make a successful, sustainable online sales;
- Domain name and web hosting - to have your own website running.
- Landing page builder - to create a sales funnel.
- Email marketing service (incl. autoresponder) - to sustain your customer (subscriber) to make more sales ("Etison Suite" option only).
The nature of three services is all different, so you'd normally choose separate providers and integrate them one another. But that'll be no longer needed if you switch to ClickFunnels. It provides all three services - you'll have one dashboard to operate, and just need to pay one fee every month.
ClickFunnels was co-founded by a multi-million marketer Russell Brunson and also en experienced entrepreneur and software developer Todd Dickerson.
Russell has been renowned since his first successful product "ZipBrander" was released in 2003, also "How To Create A Potato Gun" DVDs in 2005. He does coaching, consulting, released bestselling books and provides technology services.
Whereas Todd started his web designing career in 2001, owned "Fueled Studios" between 2003-2007, has been known as a specialist in multiple methods of internet marketing as well as programming.
Will ClickFunnels Save Time?
Will it save your time? Yes.
To be able to maintain your site, update your subscribers' information, monitor the autoresponder and monitor the performance in all aspects by accessing from one dashboard is a huge timesaver in my opinion. Plus publications that you receive - if you use three separate companies for each service, each company sends you updates and useful tips periodically. Then each time you have to check whether the update is compatible with others or not. It's good to be able to get rid of that hassle.
...And Save Money?
Will ClickFunnels save you money?
The list shown here is a suggestion by ClickFunnels, how much you'd have to spend if you didn't use their service.
It actually looks a little too exaggerated to me... Website hosting doesn't cost you that much nowadays, you wouldn't pay for a landing page software that much every month - usually a one-off payment. An autoresponder fee depends on the number of subscribers you have, starting from free/$12 per month or so.
If you decided to start selling a product or service online today but without any knowledge in online marketing, you'd probably have to rely on a professional help therefore it would surely cost you thousands of dollars, like ClickFunnels suggests here.
Web hosting cost could be as low as a few dollars per month with reliable companies such as Bluehost. Split testing could be done with Clickmagick for $17 / $47 (depending on the number of traffic to your site) per month. But by all means you'd have to learn the technique first.
What I didn't quite like was that the pricing options are clearly visible to first-time visitors. If you don't see it on your invitation screen, here it is.
ClickFunnels charge $97 per month. It includes a web hosting, funnel page builder, autoresponder, split testing, plus all the training. Unless you have a previous sales funnel building experience and are prepared to spend many hours of trying & testing, I think ClickFunnels will definitely save you money.
Although I'd like to emphasize that there are cheaper option elsewhere. You can learn to create a sales funnel using a landing page builder, which is not too difficult. You might want to keep that in mind if you choose to give ClickFunnels a try.
There is a more expensive option ("Etison Suite") which will cost you $297 per month, which includes email marketing software. Autoresponder that allows you to track your leads' behavior and segment them. I would personally recommend you to use a separate email marketing service such as AWeber, because their deliverability rates are much more trustworthy.
Power Of ClickFunnels' Funnel Builder
This is what I like about ClickFunnels the most. A landing page builder does not normally create a sales funnel for you - you have to create it using a landing page builder. Obviously you have to plan the flow first.
For example, your customers land at your "Prize Competition" page. When they click the link, they'll be directed to "Thank You For Your Entry" page. So you need to create two pages and link them each other. If you want to add more pages such as "Special Discounts" or "Sorry, you've already entered the competition" message page, you'll have to make them all accordingly.
With ClickFunnels, it (=funnel) is already done for you. There are 6 different types of templates to choose from, and you just have to tweak using its drag & drop WYSIWYG page editor. The templates are;
- Best Seller Book Funnel - for an author to sell multiple books. Of course you can use it for any other multiple products.
- Product Launch Funnel - run of several video pages such as introduction, testimonials, instruction video, user experience video, etc.
- Perfect Webinar Funnel - webinar registration, confirmation, live webinar, replay, plus a sales page.
- "Real Stuff" Funnel - ideal for those who sell physical products on Amazon or Shopify.
- Fishbowl Funnel - to generate leads, especially ideal for 'bricks and mortar' offline company.
- Network Marketing Bridge Funnel - also to generate leads, ideal for network marketing.
These templates are fully customizable and, you can also create a funnel from scratch.
100 Pages, Fast and Responsive
ClickFunnels is hosted on the largest public cloud cluster in the world - powered by Amazon and backed up by CloudFlare Security + CDN. So they are able to send unlimited number of visitors to your site without slowing down.
With Standard version for $97 per month, you are able to have up to 20 funnels and 100 pages in total. Your site can receive up to 20,000 unique visitors per month.
Crazy Campaigns Among Affiliate Marketers
I'm hoping that this section will not distract my genuine ClickFunnels review as a tool. But this is true - ClickFunnels is very popular among affiliate marketers 'for the sake of affiliate marketing' because of the simple but unique commission system that it offers;
- If you refer ClickFunnels to someone, you'll receive 40% commission (approx. $40 every month, as long as that person stays as an active member).
- If that person (your referral) refers someone else, then you'll also receive an additional 5% commission.
- If you have 100 referrals per month, ClickFunnels will reward you with a sports car (!)
I've seen many marketers promote ClickFunnels purely based on the commission rate, encouraging people to join without explaining what this tool actually does. "If you refer 100 people, you'll earn 100 x $40 = $4,000 every single month! Plus a car!"
In fact I've been approached by numerous 'newbie' affiliate marketers trying to sell me ClickFunnels in the past few years. None of them - not single one of them - would bother to explain that it is a sales funnel builder tool. Which is, ridiculous.
ClickFunnels Pros and Cons
ClickFunnels Review: Conclusion
ClickFunnels is a fantastic, versatile tool for building sales funnels. $97 per month may seem like a hefty expense, but with multiple functions in one and the ease of use, it is worth comparing it to what you're currently paying for your web hosting, email services and landing page builder.
It's all about syphoning buyers into "funnels", taught by the co-creator, Russell Brunson. Check out his site also if you're interested. (http://www.russellbrunson.com)
I haven’t seen many people who use Clickfunnels as much as I used to now. Is this the end of the sales funnel empire? If so it’s good news because I have been scammed many times by people who sell make money online stuff and almost all of them were using Clickfunnels. Too many people think they can easily scam others if they use a sales funnel and they are lucky if others also buy Clickfunnel they can get 47 dollars or whatever half the cost. They are all scums it’s about time it stopped.
Many people who use CF and promote normal affiliate sites by solo ads see no results and quit. I can tell you there is a cheaper alternatives you shouldn’t jump in to use CF just for making 2 page websites.
Hi KT, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I kind of agree with you. It’s definitely one of the most useful, convenient sales funnel builders, but as you say, there are cheaper landing page builders available if you are new and on a budget. Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it.
This is sounds good but how can I know this can make money. Why do they make a lot of people to call Clickfunnels members. Because I know it for a few years since I didn’t have websites before but now I have it. I don’t know Clickfunnels make money with other members. Please help me. Thank you.
Hi Sunatha, thanks for your comment. Are you talking about the affiliates? I’ve seen many people misled to join ClickFunnels believing it’s some kind of money-making machine. And if they don’t bother to watch the training, they won’t understand what it actually is. But if they understand that this is a sales funnel builder but don’t have any particular products to promote, then they can promote ClickFunnels itself as an affiliate. Good luck!
Hi, you are correct. Click Funnels is a very good system but not many people make full use of it. Many people promote it as affiliates because the 50 percent commission is good.
They should stop because it decreases the reputation.
Thanks for your comment Shakira, I appreciate your input!
Hi Ray, I’ve finally joined ClickFunnels! You are right, it seems easy to use but to me there are a little bit too many features maybe. I don’t know just yet.
I am hoping to create a site to promote products mainly from CB/JV, possibly Warrior.
The only reason is I know 2 people who can sponsor me as my referrals. Do you think I should continue or not?
Hi Martin, that’s great news! Yes, as long as you’re making a profit from it, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t continue. I know you are still using Udimi traffic, just monitor your spending closely, it’ll be great 🙂 I wish you all the best, speak to you soon!
I’ve seen this one for a long time. every1 is using it cos it’s easy to make professional looking sites it’s just too expesive. if it was one off payment I would prob buy it.
Hi, part of the reason why it’s popular is it includes web hosting (=monthly maintenance) fee. If you already have your site running and just need a sales funnel builder software or plugin then this is not for you. Thanks for your comment.
Hi Ray, 2 of my friends were invited to ClickFunnels but neither of them went Premium because they were not informed what it was about. All they were told was to refer to at least 2 people then their monthly fee would be covered. It sounds like this is what’s exactly happening. The main thing is if you don’t have a purpose of using the product there is no point joining in the first place. They had no problem canceling the membership as I understand but what a waste of time for them. Thank you for your review.
Hi Tito, I agree with you, CF is great as a sales funnel builder tool, and it’s only useful for those who need it! Thanks for your comment.
Thank you, Ray. Also thank you for your email. As advised I have started to try GetResponse. It’s good and it’s easy to understand maybe because there are not many options. Thank you so much for your help! Tito
Hi Tito, it’s great to hear that you’re making good progress. Let me know how you get on via email, I’ll catch up with you soon. Thanks again for your comment!
The tool itself is very well made. To me that’s the main thing. I don’t refer ClickFunnels to anyone but I promote my own niche in my own way. I find it easy to customise and I can get a complete control. If you can make sure you make at least a few hundred Dollars/Euro income every month then this is a very good allrounder tool.
Hi Ciaran, thanks for sharing your experience. I think so too, it provides a good, professional looking sales funnel indeed. Good luck with continued success to you!
They promised me that they pay but they didn’t. I referred to more than 5 people but they did not contact me. I think some of them are lies because some of them once said I get paid within 30 days.
Hi Celia, thanks for your comment. Sounds like your referrals may have canceled their account within 14 days of the free trial period? Perhaps you want to check that with them. You should be only eligible to receive your commission while they’re paying their monthly membership fee.
Very informational post. I like the comparison between two companies. Keep it up.
Hi, I have used Clickfunnels in the past and I understand people criticize the way it promotes or low quality training etc. I did not mind any of that. But what I didn’t like was
it was not working in the way I wanted and it kept coming up with error messages.
It didn’t let me add extra upsell page or button didn’t work etc.
If you want a simple sales funnels, surely there are more economical funnel builders around.
If you want to build a complex funnel, Clickfunnels doesn’t deliver satisfactorily.
I would not recommend it.
Hi Alfred, thanks for sharing your experience. Ah, that’s a shame. I would have thought the technical support was quite good but perhaps that’s not the case then.
Until last year so many email marketers were promoting ClickFunnels.
I got invited at numerous occasions but I many of them targeted wrong people who didn’t know how to use it. They were not interested in making sales funnels. They were just ordinary people.
I am email marketing but no chance of promoting ClickFunnels without knowing the leads are interested. Suppose not.
I appreciate your honesty. It is good but not good enough to pay $97 every single month.
I have never been invited to join ClickFunnels. But if I do I will say no to it.
I cannot see my own prospects considering the type of business that I own (dental hygiene products).
Hi John, thanks for your comment. It’s useful as a sales funnel tool but it is a lot to spend. If you’re not interested in referring it to others, there certainly are a lot more website builder for a cheaper price elsewhere.
I think CF is going down (finally) coz more and more people are shifting to Now Lifestyle and BuildFire. They offer more responsive features not just some landing page builders. Try if you haven’t.
Hi Jake, I’ve seen many marketers promote Now Lifestyle and BuildFire, I should really take a look at them! Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it.
ClickFunnels is one of the most reputable sales funnel builders.
It is proven by hundreds and thousands of digital marketers. The history also proves it because it has been running the business for many years.
You might think, it’s not true if you recommend it to more than 100 people you will receive a car. But it is absolutely true!
We recommend ClickFunnels.
It took me 5 years before I made money directly from Click Funnels. I have been using it since 2015. I was making money indirectly it’s ok. But I am more motivated finally I’m on the right track.
Hi Alexis, thanks for your comment. I guess you’re talking about referring commissions? Good for you, I wish you all the best with continued success! Thanks for your comment.
ClickFunnels has been very popular among affiliates, email marketers and all kinds of digital marketers.
It is not accessible price wise but people find it easy to promote, because of the popularity.
It makes new marketers think that they have to follow the same method using ClickFunnels in order to succeed.
Thank you for your review.
Hello, thanks for your comment. The problem is that people who are not particularly looking to build sales funnels are misled and victimized in the MLM loop. But like you say, it is popular.
No ClickFunnels will not save you money. I was a victim 2 years ago. I was paying a hefty monthly fee for 97 dollars without knowing for 8 months. I lost a lot of money from it. I know it was partly my fault not recognizing the payments but they should have the decency to send an invoice. I never received it.
Hi Barry, sorry to hear about your experience. I would have thought the payment notifications were sent to your mail address, perhaps to your spam folder…
Hello, I watched one training video and decided to claim my money back. Because just like you say, it’s too over-hyped and I didn’t understand the guy who was speaking. He looked unprofessional and didn’t give a good direction. Maybe in other videos he did but I could not get through it.
Hi Koman, I think that’s exactly how I felt when I first signed up. Especially when you’ve already started online marketing using another tool, you just want to get straight down to business – what makes a difference with ClickFunnels. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Do you know if Clickfunnels sell your email addresses, because as soon as I signed up for 14 day trial I started to receive spam emails (more than 20-30 a day all of a sudden) that’s the only explanation to it but it may be someone else who is linked to Clickfunnels. I want to make a complaint.
Hi Forma, I don’t know about it but another possibility is that you may have clicked a link in the email from the person who recommended CF, and that may have triggered it (i.e. the person who referred you to CF has sold your email address)? Just a possibility, I can’t say for sure.
Thank you for your review. It is the best sales funnel builder and pays great commissions. It might look expensive for you to spend $97 every month, but all you need is to refer to 2 people to pay it off. If you can refer to 2 people, you can refer to 4, then 8 and so on. It’s the most convincing method for any affiliate marketers. I fully recommend ClickFunnels.
You’re not from ClickFunnels, and you’re not making sense. I would recommend anyone to buy into your words, unfortunately.
I really love what you are saying. Too many people focus on the affiliate system when they review ClickFunnels but hardly mention how you actually use it, which is a grossly biased review. I can see what’s good/bad from your review. Good, informative post. Thanks.
Hi Wale, thanks for sharing your thoughts, and your compliment. I appreciate it. I wish you all the best!
Hi Ray. I agree with you totally. It may be a good funnel builder but it’s charging far too much and over-hyped mainly by the affiliates.
If you want to create a sales funnel, you should make a one-off payment to a different funnel builder. You can learn the technique over time and make full use of it, other than to keep paying monthly.
Thanks for your review. Dex
Hi Dex, I’m not keen on all-in-one web hosting plus web builder services, so yes as you say, I much prefer to have my domain hosted and use a funnel builder plugin as and when. Thanks for your comment, I appreciate it!
Hello, I agree what you say and some others say here that ClickFunnels is all about spreading it to others, making buzz and making more monthly commissions against each other. It is becoming ridiculous because every other sales funnels that I see nowadays is ClickFunnels and hardly any of them actually sell meaningful products. I think we are all learning a lesson here. This is nothing to do with sales funnels. It’s just a typical MLM. Only loud ones win. The rest all lose out by being persuaded to pay $97 for the first few months.
Hi Nicola, thanks for your comment, yes ClickFunnels is an MLM and it’s not much to do with the actual tool. It seems to be working well that way, making money out of ‘nothing’, which I’m not personally interested either!
Hi Ray, I find Click Funnels easy to set up. I have 6 students who also use CF and I teach them how to use it personally. CF tutorials I cannot say are straightforward. There is a lot of unnecessary information. My students find easier to learn from me. This way I think it works. Like you say it’s not for blogging because it’s focused on sales funnels. Thanks
Hi Frank, great to know it’s working out well, and you find the tutorials hard to use, I agree that too. Thanks for sharing your experience, I appreciate it. All the best!
Hi Ray! Great article. Click Funnels is certainly one of the greatest landing page builders I have come across. I also like the fact that it is easy to learn and use. The drag and drop editor is amazing and the templates make it even faster and easier for someone looking to make a sales funnel.
Hi Steve, thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience, I appreciate it!
This is insightful and mind-boggling, because all my friends say ClickFunnels is the platform to have. I was just wondering about exploring it myself.
Now it doesn’t sound like a brilliant idea. I will have to have another research myself again. Thank you.
Thanks Vanessa for your comment, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get back to me at any time 🙂
Most overrated funnel builder. Only popular coz people make commissions. It’s hard to use. Support not good. For me it’s 2 out of 10.
Thanks for sharing your experience Kaji, I appreciate it!
Hi Ray! I’ve seen a lot of scammers use ClickFunnels to promote scammy products. I can tell from the favicon at the top of the browser tab usually. It’s a shame because what most of them are doing is to use about 3 pages max. It’s not worth paying all that monthly fee. Cheers Ray.
Hi Zak, thanks for your comment. Yes there are cheaper ways to build it elsewhere if your sales funnels are so simple!
I find it very, very confusing. Also I was told to refer 2 people. But I was not told how to use it or which type of marketing to use it for. The man who referred me was very unhelpful. I realized he was looking for his commission. I was not for me then I canceled.
Thanks for sharing your experience Rodrigo, many of those affiliates are spammers, they’d do anything for their commissions, sadly!
Hi Ray, geat information. I was rather looking for a platform that I can keep publishing blogs. ClickFunnels don’t sound like one that I was looking for because it’s for sales and I am not selling anything. At least for now, nothing. I would like to in the future. Thank you for your review.
Hi Amanda, it doesn’t sound like CF is suitable for you if you’re not selling anything. If you have any problems setting up your blog/business/website etc, don’t hesitate to get back to me any time. Thanks for your comment!
Hi, I agree with your comparison between Wealthy Affiliate and ClickFunnels.
I think Wealthy Affiliate will give much better options in training and website platform. It includes all the security aspects so you don’t have to worry about it.
ClickFunnels is too pricey especially for new marketers and it doesn’t cover everything that internet marketing requires.
Thank you for your in-depth review.
Hi Jahangir, thanks for your comment. I only decided to compare these I saw some similarities in what they were offering, but some people purely use CF for the functionality of sales funnels (as the name suggests!) which I think as you say, a little too pricey. It’s up to you to decide!
Everybody is promoting Click Funnels as far as I can see. Especially on solo ads and FB ads in order to receive commissions. But nothing else. I cannot see it’s worth spending so much money.
Hi, thanks for your comment. Yes I’ve seen quite a few marketers promoting CF, and I guess that’s part of their missions 🙂
Overhyped and overrated. Too expensive and the video “training” is not training, it wastes your time unless you are a total newbie to this business.
Thanks for your comment Dan!
I used ClickFunnels for 8 months and made quite a lot of affiliate commissions. At the same time I promoted CF itself but nobody was interested. You have to sell CF to at least 2 people to make ROI but the type of audience is different. The only way to sell it is by network marketing which is not for me. I no longer use it now.
Hi Rasel, I see what you mean, you can only promote funnel builders to other internet marketers, so it doesn’t seem so fair on referrals who are not in that niche for the quality and the price that ClickFunnels offers. Thanks for sharing your experience.
Hi, I spent so much money on Click Funnels monthly fee for just over a year and finally decided to give up. It’s not like Click Funnels will automatically let you make money. You have to receive a good amount of training and you have to know what works and what doesn’t.
Partly because I didn’t have my own mentor and I just had to follow the training blindly, I could say. In the end I just used a free sales funnel I was given from someone I know, and I am now slowly trying to build my internet business. You don’t need expensive stuff.
Hi Dennis, thanks for sharing your experience. Yes as you say, it depends what you need your landing page for and how many products you’re looking to promote. For only one or two products you really don’t need ClickFunnels. It only becomes very useful when you want to make a complex system in my opinion. Thanks for your comment.
Hi Ray! I know this one because at least 3 of my friends have said ClickFunnels is the best one to me so far. To me it’s too expensive, I can’t afford it until I make money elsewhere. I’d love to give this a try and I know there is a trial offer but by the time the trial period ends I won’t learn anything. Will this make it easy for me?
Hi Premia, as long as your friends are happy with it…ClickFunnels is a very popular site builder. But there are tons of others out there, you don’t have to use this one. You should only try it when you are ready and you think you can afford to pay for it. Right now I don’t think there’s a point for you (while you think it’s too expensive). If you have any specific questions don’t hesitate to get back to me. Thanks for your comment!
I see so many make money products promoted on ClickFunnels, I can identify it at a glance. That’s the reason why I don’t really want to use it because you get recognized right away. And it’s not necessarily reputable I don’t think…
Hi Duncan, yes we do see many of them. At least CF is equipped with the success formula in its funnel builder and that’s the reason especially new internet marketers simply use it. Whether the referral system is reputable or not… Thanks for your comment!
Hi, I have tried in the past but 2 weeks later I canceled it. ClickFunnels was introduced to me by a very nice affiliate marketer guy, unfortunately I had to apologize because he said I could only introduce it to 2 other people then my monthly fee will be paid off. Unfortunately I couldn’t introduce it to even one person. It’s very difficult if you don’t have a friend who is interested in website business. I will try if I have an opportunity in the future.
Hi Jack, thanks for sharing your experience, and sorry to hear that. It’s very inconsiderate of that person to refer you to a network marketing that way, when he should have known that you don’t have any other potential prospects!
I’ve met at least like 20 people who tried to sell me click funnels. Everyone’s desperate and this is gonna go down sooner or later. I don’t trust that kind of networking sales for what’s supposed to be a web site builder.
Hi Kev, yes it’s quite notorious, the product itself is not bad though. It’s great in fact, apart from the fact that because it’s so ubiquitous and recognizable, I tend not to trust any products that are promoted using ClickFunnels builder, but that’s my biased opinion. Thanks for your comment.
You are totally right. ClickFunnels is one of the most overrated and overhyped products. Hugely because of the hundreds of affiliates furiously promoting it, and new users are fooled for it. Plus when they start paying for it they become desperate to get the money back they promote it to others. Making Click Funnels a monster which is stupid. Over priced, I’m ‘not interested.
Hi Amarachi, thanks for your comment. Yes it’s a little too much for a newbie to pay that kind of amount every month, when there are many other options… It is a very popular website builder though.
In my opinion ClickFunnels is for younger people. Like you say people on the training videos are hyped and do a lot of garbage talk. The videos can waste your time if you want to get to the core point. But they can be fun if you feel like a part of the team. For that reason I felt somehow left out. I cancelled it unfortunately.
Hi Amand, thanks for sharing your experience and thoughts. I think I left CF for pretty much the same reason too. Great funnel maker though!
Hi Ray, good review. I’ve seen many websites made with Clickfunnels and was wondering if was something I should try. No way I’m paying that kind of money every month man. I’m not into networking either. It’s right off the table… Shame! Thanks for the valuable info.
What an awesome post! Thank you so much for your advice. Everything you say makes sense and there are so many things I can learn about. ClickFunnels allows me to make thousands of dollars each week and it is my No. 1 recommendation too. Check my post ===>
Hi Ray Thank you for this kind of review..It helped me to see a bigger picture in comparing WA and CF…This can help others with the same queries doing business in the internet especially on affiliate marketing. Best Regards..!
Hi Jorge, I’m glad to hear that the post has helped. Thank you so much for your comment, and I wish you the best of luck with every success!
I was introduced to Clickfunnels by someone I knew on Facebook who was in online marketing. He said it was easy to set up but he also told me I didn’t even have to do anything to it, all I had to do was to refer 2 people and my monthly fee would be paid off.
Because he was so persistent on me I joined, and I realized I could not refer to 2 people, not even 1 because I didn’t even know what this was. I still don’t understand it. It looks to me like a legitimate system by the looks of it from your article, but I did not like the way it was introduced to me.
I cancelled the membership within a week or so and did not have to pay anything. I was lucky.
Hi Ray, I have used ClickFunnels as 14 days trial but unfortunately it wasn’t what I wanted. Cancelling was easy thank God. I like building website using WordPress but ClickFunnels already has sales funnel made ready for users. In my opinion it’s ideal for people who don’t know how to build website but I do. I can make funnel myself.
Another reason was I did not like ClickFunnels training videos. A lot of talking with no core advice. I’m glad I cancelled but I’m sure it’s very good for some people.
Thank you, Soonji
Hi Soonji, thanks for sharing your experience. I was at the same place as you. What I enjoy the most is to create a website (sales funnel) from scratch. ClickFunnels takes away that joy from me while it’s great for those who prefer the convenience of not having to link funnel stream. It’s undoubtedly sales focused, so I’m not saying it’s bad. It’s great, but it wasn’t for me. I wasn’t keen on the training videos either. ClickFunnels is made by and for network marketers. And it’s popular among them, no doubt.
I can confirm that ClickFunnels are very popular among bizopp/MMO promoters, or affiliates. I would say more than 50% of IM promoters use it. The big question is are they making a good return from it? The problem I can see is that the funnel’s design style is instantly recognizable. I’m in this business for more than 5 years. If I see a squeeze page using ClickFunnels, I know where the site owner comes from. They are also struggling to make money whilst promoting using boring catchphrase that we’ve all heard before thousands of times. Follow the exact steps and you’ll be a millionaire. Autopilot, one-click-system. We know they don’t work, but they can catch some fish if they are lucky. Because there are plenty of “new fishes” available in the sea. Good luck if you are using.
Thanks Jovey, interesting point of view. Yes ClickFunnels’ good design is instantly recognisable which I think is advantageous for the users. Whether you are able to sell products well or not is up to how you promote it, providing the product is genuinely useful and legitimate. Of course it’s stupid to overstate the outcome (“make a million in X days”) – it’s all up to your ability.
ClickFunnels has a perfect platform. As long as you make a decent net profit using this system, it’s trustworthy. Thanks for your comment.
Great information. I’ve been using ClickFunnels over a year and I have 10+ referrals. I’m offering low-cost products using my funnels so actually the referral program that pays a good money. Recommended. Cheers,
Hi Chris, thanks for your comment. I’m glad to hear that you’re doing your business successfully with ClickFunnels. The monthly cost is not exactly cheap, so it’s good to keep referrals to pay it off and make a profit with it.
Everyone uses clickfunnels. The format is the same and it doesn’t come cheap. I’m looking for a cheaper option to build my leads. Can you help? Thanks.
Hi Jona, thanks for your comment. Yes I see a lot of sales pages that are created using ClickFunnels. Means it’s extremely popular, i.e. very good! Yes as you say, ClickFunnels is pretty costly. If you are looking to create sales funnels on a budget, try GetResponse with its free landing page. Any question please don’t hesitate to get back to me.
I have a question. What kind of products can I promote using Clickfunnels? From what I can see the monthly cost is not cheap and if I don’t see ROI it’s not worth joining for. I have seen some websites using Clickfunnels but everyone’s promoting MMO products. I wonder if it’s restricted to MMO or there’s a benefit other than different niches. Can you guide me, thanks.
Hi June, thanks for your comment. To answer your question, you can promote any products in any niches using ClickFunnels. But you’re right, there is a monthly cost to pay, so you’d like to choose products/niches that you are confident with, and you have some prospects in terms of the volume of traffic to your site and whether you have the right kind of visitors or not.
MMO products generally give you a large % of commission per sale, so not surprisingly many affiliate marketers go for the niche. I hope this makes sense but if you have any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask again.
What I don’t like about Clickfunnels is anybody can instantly tell it’s Clickfunnels. I’d like something that stands out and if every marketer is using it there’s no personality. But if it’s proven to sell I guess that’s what it matters.
Hi Jean Paul, I see your point but ClickFunnels is just a platform and it’s a content that makes a difference.
In a way it’s so easy to be mislead by whoever referred you to a sales funnel platform, being told as “all-done-for-you system” “just copy & paste” “step-by-step is all you have to take”… You cannot create an originality by simply following a template. It’s how you sell a product, not which platform to use – though ClickFunnels makes it easier for newbies.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
These are some really good tips to earn money from sales funnels, as of now I am seriously considering about making sales particularly to learn about affiliate marketing. I’d like to have banners displayed in my blog and include text links to my articles.
Hi Milton, thanks for your comment. ClickFunnels is good if you have one specific product (either your own or as an affiliate) to promote but it’s costly, as I explained in the post. If you’d like to learn about affiliate marketing, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I can take you through personally (for free!) Yes if you have your website, you can place banners and text links wherever in the page you want. Good luck! Any questions, just ask.
Great stuff you got there, I must say that really good tips, you have provided. As, i am working on a site that has affiliate program on it but i don’t know, how can i promote my site with bloging. As, i am not using a blogging platform.
Hi James, thanks for your comment. I see you already have a sales funnel like ClickFunnels offers? If you start blogging, you might want to learn about SEO in deeper level, especially about ‘low hanging fruit’ keyword search that plays a major part in order to rank high in search engines.
ClickFunnels is not a blogging platform but Wealthy Affiliate provides all-round training on blogging/niche content marketing. So you might want to join free. Try and see if you like it. Any more questions please don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks for your visit!
I’m confused, Ray. Clickfunnel is worth paying? but standard version USD97 is a lot of money. Is it worth? Thanks, Zed
Hi Zed, if you have no previous experience in creating a sales funnel AND selling products online, Clickfunnels is a great option to start out easily. It depends how you want to sell in the future.
If you’re confident with volume of the sales in the future, $97 per month may be worth it.
On the other hand, if you want to build your own sales funnel from scratch and have a total control over it. You can start learning by joining Wealthy Affiliate and start building a funnel using a builder such as Thrive Architect that I recommend, or Instabuilder etc. That option will work out cheaper and more fun.
It depends where you really are right now. You can email me if you need more detailed advice. Thanks for your visit!
I’ve seen a lot of Click Funnels ads but I see why it’s popular among network marketers. That’s a lot of money to spend, man. I once received a message from a Facebook scammer (born in the US but currently in West Africa for peace keeping process blah blah) who was trying to get my bank detail. When he realized it was impossible to scam me, he tried to get me in to Click Funnels. I blocked this guy anyways. But yeah Click Funnels looks like a legit but you gotta have a business purpose. I see you promote Wealthy Affiliate but does that let you build a sales funnel easy? Cheers for your review, good job. Danny
Hi Danny, thanks for your comment. I’ve had many of the same type of Facebook scammers approached to me in the past few years…in their profile typically they’re from one US State but they were born in another state, always graduated a high school with a major city in its name such as “Chicago King’s High” or “Houston Royal Grand High” lol… and they’re currently in Libya/Syria/Afghanistan for peace keeping. And you can tell from their broken English that they’re fake. Anyway…
Wealthy Affiliate is an all-rounder program with pre-loaded WordPress web hosting service. It does not provide you with a sales funnel template, but there are many training, tips and advice on which sales funnel builders to use, how to use them effectively, etc. If you already have a product to promote, ClickFunnels will provide a quick solution as well as useful training but as you say it’ll be costly. Wealthy Affiliate is great if you have a few different niches in mind and you want to start everything from scratch and build your empire in a proper way. Both are free to start. Give them a try and see which one suits you.
Thanks for your visit Danny, any questions please don’t hesitate to get back to me.
Awesome article! What is the best way to make money fast with click funnels? Keep up the good works thanks.
Hi Sanjay, thanks for your comment. I believe the best way to make money fast with ClickFunnels to (1) choose a good affiliate marketing program to promote (2) buy a traffic from a reputable provider and send as many visitors to your site created by ClickFunnels and (3) networking.
(1) You can choose a program in any niche that pays good % of commissions, but it’s always good if you try it yourself and believe the program. At least you should feel comfortable with it and shouldn’t have any doubts.
(2) If you can’t find a reputable provider, you can always try Udimi.
(3) Networking is the key element to earn referrals. Many people use social media, connect to as many people and keep sending private messages (which I’m not personally fond of – but that’s the start!)
I hope the above tips will help. Thanks for visiting!
Thank you for this wonderful blog post. This is just what I needed to take action 🙂
Thanks for your visit & comment Manik, I’m glad to hear the post has helped whether you’ve decided to use ClickFunnels or not. Good luck!
Great post, I was wondering if paying $97 per month was going to be worth it. Someone tried to persuade me to join. You’ll receive 50% referral commissions, it may be a lot but if you refer 2 people you’ll get your money back. I don’t like the idea of MLM-like system so I didn’t join. After reading your post maybe it’s not for me. But thanks for the great Clickfunnels review. I appreciate it.
Hi Robert, thanks for your comment. Yes as you say, referring others is not exactly an easy job if your primary aim is to cover your membership cost and make further recurring commission income. Unless you have a connection with many online marketers who are open to try new systems. I do receive a lot of invitations via LinkedIn, Facebook message or via LeadsLeap on a daily basis and, I can only see it as a desperate attempt to spam, sadly…
Having said that, ClickFunnels is a well-established system with a good support. $97 per month is not cheap, it’s good for those who want to build a little more complicated sales funnels at ease. Thanks for your visit!
This post is really an informative! But I want to know how to make money with Clickfunnels quickly?
Thanks for your comment & question – ClickFunnels is just a sales funnel builder, so how quickly you can make money relies on the niche and your marketing skill. You’ll find the training module useful. It also pays referral commissions, so promoting ClickFunnels itself (like I’m doing right here!) is another way.
Another alternative is to start off cheap (How To Build A Sales Funnel On A Budget) and when you’re financially comfortable move on to ClickFunnels. Good luck!
Awesome information. Keep it up…
Thanks Russell, I appreciate your visit!
Best of luck with continued success 🙂
Hi Raymundo, thanks for your ClickFunnels review. I’ve been using it for just over 6 months and couldn’t be happier with their service. When I started I had no idea what a web hosting or a landing page meant, but I do now and can’t imagine myself going through all the fuss using several software. I’m slowly but consistently building up my subs with ClickFunnels. I’d recommend it to anyone thoroughly.
Hi Andy, thanks for your comment. It’s great to know you’re making full use of ClickFunnels. I personally like to have my email management service separately (AWeber / GetResponse) for deeper analysis but I believe Click Funnels’ autoresponder function is more than good enough to keep your subscribers updated with your business, it’s good to know that you have your lead generation under control with it.
Thanks again for stopping by, and I wish you the best of luck with continued success!
Clickfunnels only does online funnels, but Vonza is an all-in-one platform. Entrepreneurs and business owners can do more than courses, they can run an online store, sales funnels, email marketing and beyond. So Vonza is a better deal for business owners and entrepreneurs.
Hi Crystal, an “all-in-one” platform doesn’t necessarily mean better though. In fact a lot of all-in-one’s can be of inferior quality as they try to do too much and often none of the features turns out to be as good. Particularly for email marketing, I would strongly recommend you to use a reputable service, not the one that comes with an all-in-one. Having said that, all-in-one’s are convenient for beginners and Vonza is free. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!