All In One Marketing Tool Platform
Overall, I love having everything at the touch of my fingertips in one central place. Ive run businesses from spreadsheets and multiple softwares to do a simple task but ClickFunnels make it entirely possible to run your entiure marketing campaiogns from one central platform for one billing price.
All of my marketing needs in one place:
- Landing pages
- Lead forms
- Payment processors
- Email sequences
- Email lists
All of this really does save you time and money. If you compound teh time logging in and out fo platforms it adds up to wasted time.
Plus with the ease of using thsi tool you will save thousands on developers and designers.
There are 3 price ranges and you can run most of your business on teh lowest level. I run with the $297 monthly fee because it allows email management and an affiliate manager feature with sticky cookies.
The level 1 plan allows you to do a lot and if you take the free 14 day free trial that is more than enough time to get started and get your first sale.
If you have more than 20,000 visitors and need over 100 pages, the level 2 plan is just what you need. It features A LOT of things and you will be able to run your entire online business from thsi tool.
Value add from ClickFunnels is that you get these extras
- Full sales funnel series templates
- FunnelFlix access
- Scripts and flow maps
- A very talented company of marketers
Templates – the library is full of different templates and funnel pages.
Funnel series – there are pre built funnel flows that you can upload in seconds and have a full page to page funnel all set up.
FunnelFlix – FunnelFlix is ClickFunnels version of Netflix where they have added all their library of training courses and added some featured guests courses to help you build your skills as a marketer. This is insane value, some people have paid $5k+ upwards for just one of these courses and you have over 100 courses to choose from.
Scripts and flow maps – These are included in teh templates, for every template funnel series there is a map showing you how it works and a script to use with it.
I can highly recommend that ClickFunnels is perfect for beginners and intermediate marketers and business owners who want to get as much ease of use from a marketing tool as they do want to make more money. It covers all the features you need to start or build a online business.
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The Extra Things On Offer
Now there are several extra things that ClickFunnels can do for you once you start using the tool
Choose your dream car – Learn More.
If you make a set number of referrals ClickFunnels will help you with paying for some of your new dream car repayments. YES you heard right they will encourage you to pick a car you like and they will cover half of the rental/repayment fees.
Coditions do apply so read those here.
30 day challenge – Learn more.
This is a community challenge where you are encouraged to build your next business in 30 days. This is entirely possible with this tool. This is aimed at beginners and people who may be thinking about starting another business.
* I did not take part in this because I had other business focuses. If I get a moment to breathe in teh future I would actually enjoy racing against the clock to start a new business against others.
Affiliate marketing bootcamp – Learn more.
I found this really helpful for just the way that people would use ClickFunnels for affiliate marketing it showed me how many different use cases there were. I recommend this as a learning ground for affiliates.
Software referral commissions
Users are allowed to promote the software for a commission and build some extra income by telling people how much they love the software. Here I am telling you its amazing and hoping you purchase as subscriiption to help me with my marketing fund 🤗
Cons – Clickfunnels Review
I’ve got some bad news: even though ClickFunnels is overall strong, it has quite a few areas that need work.
While yes it can make you money it does cost money to use it. For me being in Australia we have a crumbling Aussie doller and ClickFunnels charges in USD so $297 monthly looks more like $95.17 to me 😥
I could use teh $97 monthly plan but I do really need to have the advanced options inside Actionetics for my email campaigns.
To me its worth it but for others it may not be. I would be much more positive about the price of the subscription when the Aussie doller climbs back to $0.80 of the USD.
I find that most of my questions are crowd sourced, and ClickFunnels does run a community sourced reward system for people who problem solve support requests. I dont really want random community members digging around my account or knowing my campaigns.
Sometimes technical support solves my problems other times I get confusing vague answers. That moves my request into a open source problem solving queue.
Cult-like user base and software too reliant on Founder
Looking at the community from the outside you can see a very cult like pattern of behaviour. Russell Brunson has openly discussed how he used to study the worlds cult leader for tips on how to start a cult and get the reactions cult members have for his own product. No harm in wanting to build an army of fans but cults are taboo.
The marketing tactics are amazing well delivered but for anyone watching and paying attention you can see the breadcrumbs. There is a cult like movement happening in the ClickFunnels world.
It just takes you opting in to one of their funnels to see the writing on the wall. Very hype driven and fast paced leaving you sometimes a little dazed by what just happened. There will be a full suite of tools, courses and ebooks thrown at you if you open your wallet and thats just the start.
Hats off to their marketing team they have grown the company from start up to HUGE with no captial investments and fully bootstrapped.
I just want to say I dont quite know what happens in cults as its not one of my past times.
Ive joined the Facebook group to learn how others are using it and in what niches but my feedback is for beginners maybe dont go into the Facebook group for at least a month or two. There are some good general tips of how someone makes it work for them but in that same breath we are talking about marketers here.
There is usually a landing page linked in teh comments or post that the user is trying to build a list and audience to promote their stuff to. This brings upo another sore point that is a large chunk of the community is people bragging about how much money they made and flashing their sports cars. Though these numbers are may be real, they give an impression that its teh quick buck they are after and not long term success.
ClickFunnels has helped people do great things, but it’s also helped proliferate quick rich schemes, online courses, saturation of coaches and experts, and other spammy internet marketer stuff.
We all know the founder is a marketing wizard, but so much of the product is tied to his brand and his philosophy. As much as I appreciate the landing page builder, everything around it seems like an extension of Brunson’s platform.
There are hundreds of thousands of ClickFunnels users and a lot of tehm will be using the templates for landing pages. This isnt really a big deal yet but as they grow more and more of those highly tested fopr conversion template pages will start to lose their feel and convert a lot less as they became the inndustry standard for template look and feel.
A lot of people put minmal thought into their sales pages and use templates over and over again. I like to build custom pages and have unique features and try to stand out more than the next guy. You should to if you pick up this tool.
Software Outages and Bugs
Every now and then, ClickFunnels will go down or experience some errors. Though this really doesn’t happen often, there’s little you can do but wait. They do have a enourmous user base and are growing weekly. I understand server load issues and trying balance that with resource serving but as a paying cuistomer I really just want it to be sorted out.
If you’re investing a lot in advertising or driving traffic to your funnels and a ClickFunnels’ glitch brings your pages down for even a few hours, you can potentially lose a lot of money.
I would love to see a notification feature or a automated redirect feature where if your page goes down they automatically redirect to the root domain or a safety page for lead capturing.
User experience changes
I expect this from a SaaS platform to be continually updating their user interface for better user expereince. The negative is there are times things move and you need to take a moment to find them, constant affiliate and tersm and conditions update d agreements to confirm and new buttons added.
Slightly confusing but again this should be expected for any growing software to be adapting to its user base. I like consistency in my software, especially if it’s a business solution but it wouldnt be a bad thing if there was a way to be notified of these changes and given a view of where and how it has changed.