What is it? Well it’s exactly what it sounds like.
You’re going to rank for somebody’s product before it launches and “jack” their launch. I actually don’t like the term “jacking” or “jack” because it makes it sounds like we’re doing something wrong. But trust me the product creators love and encourage us doing this. (As long as you’re not giving their product shit which is frowned upon.. I mean unless it’s a complete scam)
FINALLY THE METHOD GUARANTEED TO MAKE SOME CASH
So what I like to do is go look for Clickbank products that are about to be released using a few websites that people use to announce their launches (You’ll find them listed below)
I’ll find ones that I think are good and will sell really well. You’re going to want one that you think a lot of people are going to be interested in because if nobody is interested in it well nobody is going to Google it and you’re not going to make any sales. (I stick to business/internet marketing niches)
The reason we want products that aren’t released yet is because nobody else is doing SEO for these terms yet which means… You’ll get #1 EASY I mean that’s what it’s all about minimal work and major returns.
Then you’ll want to build either a page or website around the product.
You’ll be targeting two keywords that should look like this “product name” and of course “product name review” . Depending on how Googles mood is at the time of the launch the domain matters. You can get exact matching domain names to product launches or you can get relevant domains to use when targeting the launch. Just know what Googles doing with domain names and keywords at the time you build this out.
Information! Don’t be scared to contact product creators and ask them for a review copy or anything can help you. A review copy will help you weed out the crap and see if it’s something you truly want to promote. 99% of the time they’ll be happy having you promoting their product and will help in any way they can.
Here is a list of websites you can use to find upcoming Clickbank Launches
Attention! I bookmark the product launch calendars and any aggregator sites that show me when these products launch so I can come back regularly and scout opportunity for launch jacking. Organisation in this method will add extra $$ to your commission payouts.
Really we boil down launch jacking to having really good SEO so that you rank high for the product terms before the actual product release date. This comes down to having really juiced up web pages and some authority in Google’s eyes already so you are on Google page 1 for any search terms and keywords associated to the product.
To start you can not get anywhere without a website. You need a website, in most cases it doesn’t have to use keywords that the product would use. That tactic might work depending on the time you apply it/ Google is one temper-mental beast if you get it wrong.
There are methods where you can use other websites to promote the offers but these require some more SEO knowledge up front.
So first off comes the on page SEO
On Page SEO For Affiliate Websites
Alright so I set the Meta Title to “Far From It Review” even though the keyword I’m targeting is “Far From It” I did this just because it’s got Far From It in it still and I thought it would look extremely fishy if I used only Far From It and then I included my brand name in the title as well so it looked like this “Far From It Review – Money Mindset”
Now for the meta description I just put a nice little description in there and included the words “far from it” twice within the description. I like to include my main keyword twice ALWAYS in the meta description now I could have also done “far from it” once and “far from it review” once that would have worked as well.
So in short
“Far From It Review” Meta Title + My Brand Name (Money Mindset)
“Far From It” twice in the meta description
I included two images on the page both of which I utilized the Alt Tags. This is an SEO must so hope all you aspiring internet marketers are using it. For the image at the top of the page the Alt Tag I used was “Far From It” and the one I used towards the bottom of the page was “Far From It Review”
Two images both with alt tags, one read “Far From It” the other “Far From It Review”
In the article you shouldn’t focus on keyword density AT ALL. In my example I wrote the article just for what I thought would convert best not once should you consider “Keyword Density” you need to focus on conversions. But for the sake of statistics I used the term “Far From It” 3 times in 500 words so the density was .6% I bet your articles is still using the standard 3%
Never focus on keyword density
In the end my keyword density was .6%
H1, H2, H3, Bold and Italic
Again you should feel the same way about using Heading tags and bolding your keywords. Over optimization is a real thing and you never want to fall prey to it. Don’t focus on bolding your keywords unless it fits the article. Don’t use heading tags unless it’s in your title or the title of a new paragraph. Just use them where they fit! Make your articles for the reader not for what you think will rank best because chances are that won’t rank best. In my article I used the H1 tag once and didn’t use any other headings. I didn’t use Bold, Italic, Strikethrough or underline once in my article.
Never over focus on these things one H1 tag is enough
I used one H1 tag and no other heading tags the keyword was “Far From It”
I didn’t bold, Italicize, underline any of my keywords.
This time I actually did things a little differently because usually you’ll use hyperlinks within the text but for some reason I decided to only use my images as affiliate links (though one of the images is just big text that reads “Get It Here” in large blue text) So I have three affiliate links all together. One of them is in the top left of the article (The Hotspot) which is the headshot of the two authors of the book. The second is actually embedded within a video review which is on the page (I Used Simple Video Pro WordPress plugin to do this) then the last affiliate link is the one I explained above “get it here” at the bottom of the article in large blue text.
Three affiliate links on the page
Two of them are IMG links
One of them is embedded in the video review
Text links are still great I just chose not to use them because I thought they might have made it a little bit more difficult to rank and the original purpose was to win the competition.
Off Page SEO
Preparing your website is 70-80% of the work. There is still something else required when launch jacking, big powered up juicy backlinks from other domains. These help tell Google that your web pages mean something. It’s like a show of trust from other domains to yours.
I look at it 2 ways when building these links:
First: I need social trusted links
Second: I need a mix of backlinks from other websites, press, media, images, video sites and social sites
Method 1: My Social Shield of safe backlinks that I can control and point to parts of my website as I please. This is me building profiles, comments, sharing and writing content to links to something I want to rank. I control these and can switch them at any time. This is very manual I usually pay a link builder to do this.
Method 2: External backlinks from websites, editors, mentions, press or paid for link exchanges or guest posting articles on other blogs. Ill do as many guest posts and paid link exchanges as I can before launch date. Ill also look at hiring a link building to write about me site and product promotion to send me traffic and authority signals that Google can see, and in turn reward me with higher rankings.
It takes me usually (Google owns the rank leaderboard) around 8-18 days to get some rankings that I can start to monitor and push as I get more content and backlinks working. Sometimes they rank in 8 days or so but most take 2-3 weeks to move.
You wont start day 8 on Google page 1 that will happen but you need to be persistent with the work prior to the launch. If you put in that work it will move the needle, your first couple of attempts you will learn a lot about how Google behaves.
What Results can you expect?
Before anyone can answer that there are some variables that are at play. Launch weeks are usually the big money earners and then your sales should trickle in as you get to 2 weeks onwards.
How much commission does your chosen product pay up front?
How much commission is paid if theres a funnel being used? This means you could make 2-5 times more from 1 paying referral.
Where in Google do you rank for the main keywords? How much traffic does it drive you?
What other keyword rankings do you have and what traffic do they bring in?
When you can answer these you can look at it this way to find your answer.
I get xx traffic from the main keywords
I get xx commission for someone buying the front end product
I get xx commission for any other sales during the sales funnel for that customer
Typically you should calculate conversions as 5% of your total web traffic for the first purchase
Then if theres a funnel its 5% of the previous 5% number that may convert again.
Thats your answer
Launch Jacking Niche Sites Lifespan
Most launch jacking sites will churn and burn out. They are all ranked and converting during launch month and then slowly die off as the affiliate moves onto another product launch or affiliate product.
Some launch jack websites will stay ranked for a period of time ongoing after the product launch, as long as that sales page is still active you should leave your sites active just ticking over. They can make you money months and years after the product release. Just schedule a 6 month review of the website so that it gets some TLC and can continue to rank and bank.
Expenses of Building a Launch Jacking Affiliate Website
This can vary but depending on how aggressive you want to go.
If you are doing your first launch jacking campaign you may want to have a website and a landing page set up. Id say you have no sales funnel software at your disposal so you are doing manually. If you want to try sales funnel softwares try these recommendations: GoHigh Level and Click Funnels.
Buying a domain $9-18
Buying web hosting $4-20 per month
Time to build and theme your website will be your own time or a contractor for $$$
Content for your website you can use a contractor for $40-80 per article or ChatGPT for free
You will need social links that you can build with time or use a Fiverr or Upwork link builder for $20
You will need external links ranging from $40-1000 depending on how hard and powerful you go. These links could scale up depending how fast you want to rank. Some links sell for $2k+
Advertising budget if you want to run paid advertising to the landing pages – $100-10,000
You could get started for as little as $300 or as much as you have at your disposal.
Some experienced affiliates go hard with a 5-20 niche sites all targeting the product. This is aggressive and usually the more experienced affiliates who have systems and teams do this method. This is a bit more expensive hence the seasoned affiliates taking this road.
They spend it knowing they will make back 2x at least.
IT SCALES SO DAMN EASY anyone can do it and it MAKES so much money if you scale it.
Do yourself a favor go out and try this for yourself see how easy it is. You’re going to make money and you’ll get addicted to how EASY this truly is no need to over complicate it!
The only thing holding you back is you not taking action. If you pay attention, monitor where the money intelligence is and take action you can get a slice of the new product pie. Rank web pages before products get released in a nutshell thats as simple as it gets.
Rethinking the Effectiveness of Affiliate Product Reviews: Challenging Assumptions
The way that affiliate marketers create product review content has changed significantly with changes with Googles policy, Artificial Intelligence and competition between other affiliates.
To set the scene, a product review or product comparison article is where you compare a product against other products highlighting its features against the others, or you do a in depth review of a single product. You create this on your niche blog and then promote the post across your network.
I would find products that had a high commission, great images and reviews and I had some knowledge about and promote that through a product comparison article between 3 or more other products.
How Ive changed my strategy:
Over the last couple of years the strategy has become more personal and focused on products that I use and want to promote. Im not rolling out a high volume of products and reviews, the strategy keeps a tight focus on a handful pf products per niche blog. I make personable content in text, video and with custom images for the reviews. I may also speak to someone at the company about the product as an extra add on for my review. Its a little more manual but this helps the reviews standout.
How to Write a Product Review
Briefly introduce the concept of affiliate product reviews and their importance in the world of online marketing.
Highlight the dominant narrative surrounding the positive impact of affiliate product reviews on sales and conversions.
Introduce the product landscape and any name brand alternatives
The Illusion of Objectivity
Discuss how affiliate marketers often struggle to maintain objectivity due to their financial incentives.
Share examples of reviews that may be financially compensated or be a competitor bagging the product for other reason
State your stance, are you financially motivated to review this product or do you use it everyday. This is key in setting the ground that your review stands on.
Challenge the assumption that all affiliate product reviews are unbiased and trustworthy.
The Bandwagon Effect
Explain how the popularity of certain affiliate products can lead to a bandwagon effect, where reviewers promote products solely based on their popularity.
Do not just copy whats out there, competitors may have copied it from another source who got it elsewhere making your review source 5 reviews deep of copied material. Know your true competitors
Provide examples of instances where subpar products received glowing reviews due to their trending status.
Encourage readers to question whether popularity equates to quality.
Manipulation of Social Proof
Discuss the influence of social proof on readers’ decisions to trust and purchase products based on reviews.
Highlight the potential for manipulation through fake reviews and inflated ratings.
Encourage readers to critically assess the authenticity of social proof.
Overlooked Negative Aspects
Present a counterargument to the prevailing notion that affiliate product reviews solely focus on the positives.
Discuss the importance of highlighting potential drawbacks and limitations of products to provide a balanced view.
Share examples of reviews that downplay or omit negative aspects, potentially misleading consumers.
The Role of Affiliate Commissions
Dive into the financial aspect of affiliate marketing and how commissions can impact reviewers’ opinions.
Explain how higher commissions might lead to more positive reviews, regardless of product quality.
Challenge readers to consider whether reviewers prioritize products that offer better financial rewards.
Reader Empowerment Through Critical Thinking
Advocate for empowering readers to become more discerning consumers by approaching reviews critically.
Encourage the user to click through and try the product if possible, software works really well this way but physical products are much harder to do trials with. How to pack value in offers.
Provide tips on how readers can identify potential bias, distinguish authentic reviews from fake ones, and make informed decisions.
Emphasize the importance of reading between the lines and looking for balanced perspectives.
Recap the key points discussed in the content, emphasizing the need to question assumptions about affiliate product reviews.
Encourage readers to engage with reviews more thoughtfully, considering both the benefits and limitations of products.
Highlight the potential for more transparent and trustworthy affiliate marketing practices when both reviewers and readers are more discerning.
This thought-provoking content challenges the commonly held assumptions about affiliate product reviews, encouraging readers to think critically about the content they encounter and make more informed decisions as consumers.
Your key point of difference is to provide factual real world reviews of products over pumping and dumping content that has no value for people who buy the product. Theres enough scams and rug pulls out in the world as it stands. be thoughtful and strategic with your affiliate choices.
FAQ: Challenging Assumptions About Affiliate Product Reviews
1. Q: Why do some affiliate product reviews appear biased?
A: Some affiliate marketers have financial incentives tied to the products they promote, which can influence their reviews. They might prioritize commissions over objectivity, leading to biased or overly positive assessments.
2. Q: What is the bandwagon effect in the context of affiliate product reviews?
A: The bandwagon effect occurs when the popularity of a product leads to a surge in positive reviews due to its trending status. This can create an environment where the product’s popularity overshadows its actual quality and performance.
3. Q: How can social proof be manipulated through affiliate product reviews?
A: Social proof, such as positive reviews and high ratings, can be manipulated through coordinated efforts to post fake or overly positive reviews. This can mislead consumers into trusting a product more than they should.
4. Q: Why is it important to consider negative aspects in affiliate product reviews?
A: Comprehensive reviews that address both the positives and negatives of a product provide a more balanced perspective for consumers. Focusing solely on positives can lead to incomplete decision-making and potential dissatisfaction.
5. Q: Can affiliate commissions impact the recommendations in reviews?
A: Yes, some reviewers receive higher commissions for promoting certain products. This can lead to recommendations that are financially motivated rather than based solely on the product’s merits. Consumers should be aware of this potential bias when reading reviews.
I first came across the company known as Go HighLevel when I was looking at moving away from Salesforce back in early 2019. My focus task at hand was to be reviewing and creating a matrix of potential CRMs to replace Salesforce but I was only a quarter of the way through my task when I stumbled across GHL (Go HighLevel).
My frustration was fumbling through 6 different softwares, trying to reconcile leads and connect integrations and zaps between softwares it was quite a clunky mess. I move fast and cover a lot of ground, when I need to use multiple software the term fast doesn’t make sense. Using Ontraport was a painful experience for such a popular name brand in CRM software it was a clunky dinosaur in my opinion.
The moment I picked up GHL I was impressed by the sheer ease of use and vast feature set that allowed me to do everything software like ClickFunnels and Ontraport did but for less of an expense and all in one.
If you cant read the entire Product assessment of Go High Level, then here are the key items that you need to know GHL covers.
Here are those key features in short and by no means limited to only these features:
Simplifying Lead Management with Go HighLevel:
Go HighLevel streamlines lead management, eliminating the need for multiple software tools.
Unified platform captures, organizes, and nurtures leads within one interface.
Intuitive dashboard tracks interactions, segments leads, and automates follow-up processes.
Boosts conversion rates by ensuring no leads fall through the cracks.
Effective Sales Funnel Building with Go HighLevel:
Go HighLevel facilitates designing and optimizing sales funnels.
Drag-and-drop interface visually maps out customer journey stages.
Integrated tools for landing pages, lead capture forms, and intelligent tagging.
Tracks interactions and triggers automated responses for enhanced funnel effectiveness.
Maximizing Email Marketing with Go HighLevel:
Go HighLevel’s email capabilities enhance engagement and conversions.
Creates visually appealing email campaigns and segments the audience.
Advanced analytics track open rates, click-through rates, and conversions.
SMS marketing and two-way messaging integration for holistic communication.
Harnessing Local SEO with Go HighLevel:
Go HighLevel’s local SEO features cater to the importance of local search.
Monitors local search performance, tracks keyword rankings, and analyzes online visibility.
Identifies local search trends to optimize content for specific geographical areas.
Link-building tools aid in acquiring authoritative local backlinks for improved credibility.
Why You Should At Least Consider This SaaS Product
The features are a plenty and they cover so much ground you can cancel a lot of now redundant softwares. Thanks to Go High Level you can run a all in one marketing software that just gets sales. A lot of care and thought has gone into this software to make it a full funnel marketing platform.
Some Key Highlights:
CRM Software Comparison: Go HighLevel vs Salesforce A detailed comparison of Go HighLevel and Salesforce, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each CRM platform.
Simplifying Lead Management with Go HighLevel Discuss how Go HighLevel streamlines lead management processes compared to using multiple software tools.
All-in-One Marketing Solutions: Go HighLevel Benefits Explore the advantages of using an all-in-one marketing platform like Go HighLevel, emphasizing cost-efficiency and feature integration.
Effective Sales Funnel Building with Go HighLevel Step-by-step guide on how to create and optimize sales funnels using Go HighLevel’s tools.
Maximizing Email Marketing with Go HighLevel Tips and strategies for leveraging Go HighLevel’s email marketing features to engage and nurture leads.
SMS Marketing Strategies with Go HighLevel Insight into the benefits of two-way SMS messaging and how Go HighLevel’s built-in feature can enhance customer communication.
ROI Tracking: Analyzing Paid Ad Campaigns in Go HighLevel A guide on utilizing Go HighLevel’s paid ad campaign reporting to measure the effectiveness of marketing efforts.
Harnessing Local SEO with Go HighLevel Exploring the local SEO reporting and link-building options within Go HighLevel for improved online visibility.
Interactive Lead Generation: Forms and Quizzes in Go HighLevel How to create engaging lead capture forms and quizzes using Go HighLevel’s tools to gather valuable customer insights.
Automating Workflows: Go HighLevel’s Intelligent Tagging and Triggers Detailed explanation of how Go HighLevel’s automation features simplify complex workflows and save time.
Seamless Integrations: Go HighLevel and Zapier How Go HighLevel’s inbuilt automation capabilities compare to using third-party integrations like Zapier.
Optimizing Sales Pipelines with Go HighLevel’s CRM Board Tips for effectively managing leads and sales pipelines using Go HighLevel’s intuitive CRM board.
Visualizing Success: Sales Funnel Visualization in Go HighLevel A guide to using Go HighLevel’s sales funnel visualization dashboard to track and optimize conversions.
Scaling with Sub Accounts: Go HighLevel for Franchises and Agencies Exploring the benefits of using Go HighLevel’s sub-accounts feature for managing multiple clients or locations.
Team Collaboration: Managing Teams in Go HighLevel Highlighting the team management features of Go HighLevel, including access permissions and granular controls.
Customer Success Stories: Real-Life Examples of Go HighLevel’s Impact Showcase how businesses have achieved success using Go HighLevel and its comprehensive feature set.
Getting Started with Go HighLevel: Setup and Onboarding Guide Step-by-step instructions for new users on how to set up their Go HighLevel account and get started.
GHL Updates and New Features: Staying Ahead of the Curve Regularly update your audience with the latest enhancements and additions to Go HighLevel’s features.
There are possibly another 40 features I could rattle off to impress you but these are the main ones that grabbed my attention. Having all this on one easy to use platform is nuts. An entire business can be managed from this software with ease and another win is that you can manage teams in here as well. I love this feature and how granular the controls are for permissions of access.
Basically you can get rid of these software below when you use Go High Level. *This is also out of date as the team at GHL ship features FAST! they literally spend hours each week building new features that their user base does not have yet but votes on how important they are to the product. GHL takes this seriously so using GHL you don’t need the Slacks, Hubspots, Calendly links etc you will have GHL>
What Does Go HighLevel Cost?
The interesting thing about GHL that many competitors can not hold a candle in comparison is the limitations. For the price of subscription a lot of competitors put limits on plans, where Go High Level shines is the lack of limits placed on subscribers.
Monthly $99.00 USD or $297.00 USD
What Subscription Plans Does High Level Offer?
There are several plans available for subscribers to Go High Level.
Light Plan for $99.00 USD per month.
Full Plan for $297.00 USD per month.
Software SaaS Plan for $497.00 USD per month.
There are also some community marketplace subscriptions available as well that make the software even more powerful as if it was not the number 1 software already.
How Go High Level Compares To The Other Tools
How Does The Price of Go HighLevel Compare To ClickFunnels?
To be fair ClickFunnels and GHL are on par with each other in terms of pricing per plan. The smaller plans for each are $99.00 USD per month with the next step up plan being a $297.00 USD per month subscription.
The difference comes in limitations. ClickFunnels limits custom domains and email, SMS features but Go High Level does not limit these.
How Does The Price of Go HighLevel Compare To Active Campaign?
The price of GHL compares quite well when you weigh up the limits that Active Campaign enforces on its plans. The more list size you have the more you pay and thats fair but Go High Level has said it does not matter how many list size you have its an unlimited number within all plans.
Active Campaign hasnt budged on the limits. The only innovation on their behalf is they have finally released landing pages as a feature as of December 2020.
How Does The Price of Go HighLevel Compare To Ontraport?
I wont even bother comparing the two platforms. My experience with Ontraport is that its an elephant in the CRM jungle. I say elephant because I found it big, chunky also clunky and slow moving. Yes it has some powerful features but while you wait for them to load in just about any other software you could of done 2 to 3 more things while waiting for Ontraport to load.
Ive moved away from Ontraport and to be fair they were the main reason that I went all in on Go HighLevel. I was using Ontraport at the agency and it was a huge headache for all people involved.
After some testing with GHL I put the product pitch to my CEO who was all in and we started migrating away from Ontraport. We now get more done in less time with more options at a fraction of the price.
How Does The Price of Go HighLevel Compare To HubSpot?
You will be pleasantly suprised that Go HighLevel is more customer friendly on price points than HubSpot and it provides far more features. Funny that a smaller lesser known software like Go HighLevel can take the competition right to the big boys like HubSpot and do what they do just as well but put the customer at the forefront of their product.
The List of Softwares To Cancel If You Use Go HighLevel
Go High Level Is Built For Lead Generation
The defining function of GHL is that it was built by lead generation marketers for business to master their own lead generation campaigns. With all the bells and whistles that it has the primary function is to make driving leads to an appointment form or calendar super simple.
The scheduling system is quite robust but retain ssimplicity for all levels of expereince to implement the form and calendar. Using a tried and tested process that looks like this:
Calendar schedule booking system
Email follow up system to remind people to show up
Followup emails post attending the appointment
Not rocket science but the number one growth factor for lead generation is this exact step by step approach. What I found really interesting is that the guys behind Go High Level Shaun Clark & Chase Buckner had a lead generation marketing agency and became frustrated with the CRMs and funnel builders on the market. This led them to develop their own platform that was purpose built to help people do lead generation better.
The most successful business are spawned from people who built the new company product or software to solve their own problems. This means that Go High Level was built to fill the gaps that the bigger softwares had. I really like the story behind GHL and from all my dealings with the company owners these are people who care about the future of this software and the community. A really refreshing sign.
My Key Takeaway
This software is best for anyone who drives paid traffic, runs an appointment setting business or provides marketing services for clients. The ability to do everything in one platform is what most marketers dream of.
Saying that yes it is designed for marketers by marketers but that doesnt mean business owners can not make the most of this. For any business owner who depends on appointments and providing services this is the software that will grow your online business and referrals again and again.
I am still tinkering with the best way to use this for ecommerce businesses but no doubt it will be just as useful for a store as a service provider.
For the price you pay this is hands down a over delivery by the creators. I dont think its the peak either as new features are being developed and the community as it grows so does the integrations and endless feature set.
Im very happy with the software, the development team behind it and the future roadmap of where they want to take Go High level as an organisation. My final words are if you are serious about growing your online business give GHL a try at the very least and see if you can pay for one subscription software to do it all. Thanks for reading I value your feedback.
“The CRM and sales funnel industry is vast and very competitive. For a small lesser known software to gather as much momentum and positivity as Go High Level has means something special is being created here. I really went all in on this software moving everything over to GHL and Ive saved time, money and team resources because of how simple they make it. Thanks Shaun & Chase you guys have some real solid SaaS at High Level.”
It’s hard to believe that not everyone on the planet has heard of ClickFunnels with the volume of advertising and relentless retargeting that they do. In short ClickFunnels is a landing page builder with email functionality and organises all of these pages in a sequence that is called a sales funnel. These are used to help provide visitors with opportunities to purchase your goods and services on every page throughout the buyer journey.
This is a big review and because this product does so much I think it deserves mentioning some of the key features that it provides online marketers.
What I want to do is to provide a review that cuts through the hype as I am a user of this software I have positive comments and some not so positive feedback. ClickFunnels does come with a lot of hype and an often cult like following so Ill give you my experiences using the software without the cult like behaviour
ClickFunnels has made a pretty big name for itself since it started, becoming one of the largest marketing SaaS (Software as a Service) companies around. Why there is such a devoted following comes from one of their core operating principles and that is about giving businesses software that helps them turn visitors into customers online.
This product has grown at an incredible rate and considering they bootstrapped this and didnt take any external funding it is a very high performing software company.
I associate most and I mean most online marketers as a little shady. I mean what code of conduct do they operate under and who governs them? I just take some of them with a grain of salt and don’t buy in on first glance. Saying that the team that own this software company are really talented marketers and developers who understand marketing and have it down to an artform.
They took an average landing page builder and turned it into now one of the best all in one marketing toolkits available online. They turned a very simple software into one of the most in demand softwares that marketers are adding to their tool stack.
In this ClickFunnels review, I’ll go over the features, the pro’s and con’s and then review feature sections so you can see how each part fits into the overall score. There will be positive and negatives here no ones perfect.
Regardless of whether you choose to use it or not, it’s an important software player that anyone selling online needs to take notice of and understand how it could change your business.
Now before we get into the bones of this I rated this product at 4 bags of gold and I’ll explain why later in this review. Keep reading to find out why!
ClickFunnels started back in 2014, but in just three years it’s been, silently revolutionizing the online marketing industry. Here’s the gist of ClickFunnels: It makes it easier for businesses and entrepreneurs to sell stuff online using otherwise complicated marketing technology, called sales funnels (more on those in a second).
The founder of ClickFunnels, Russell Brunson, is as famous as his creation, and for good reason. He’s made a fortune, not only from ClickFunnels, but other marketing adventures. He played around with email marketing for a while, and eventually began to master sales funnels.
Russell Brunson is the bestselling author of DotCom Secrets and Expert Secrets, two books that his fans rave about and that guide people through his marketing methodologies.
You can get his first book free the Dotcom Secrets went viral skyrocketing to number 1 best seller and remained there for almost 2 years as the top selling internet marketing book ever recorded.
His book Expert Secrets is a number 1 best seller and you can get it free on his website here.
ClickFunnels started out as a way to help the creators launch sales funnels faster and have more streamlined connectivity between their assets. After quickly learning just how powerful it was having everything on one platform Brunson and his team decided to take what had worked for them and commercialise it into the ClickFunnels software platform that we all know today.
Developing funnels shouldn’t be hard it should be fun and make you a tonne of money.
What Are Funnels? How Sales Funnels Work
I work with sales funnels every day they can be as simple as a 3 page flow or as complex as your mind can imagine. But If I was to break it down to its most simple form the sales funnel is a series of web pages that connect and move a visitor through a series of sales products and offers helping the seller to offer more opportunities to sell in one connected activity.
Another example is visiting an ecommerce store and going from the product page to the add to cart page to the checkout page and that whole experience of selecting a product and purchasing it is in a nutshell a sales funnel.
Unfortunately, that still doesn’t turn many of your visitors into customers. In a brick and mortar shop, that’s like people walking into your shop but not knowing where the cash register is, so they leave the store without buying anything. In a physical store, you can talk your customers into buying something. In a digital shop, you may be a little more distant from your visitors. This is where your funnel comes in—it’s designed to appeal to your customers’ through principles of psychology. The funnel works step-by-step, bring traffic in closer and closer until visitors end up at a payment page.
I could geek out on the inner workings of sales funnels all day they are truly amazing when you break them down and tweak specific elements. Using ClickFunnels to build these is a lot of fun. It makes it so darn simple. Russell Brunson drinks his own coolaide and is an avid user of the ClickFunnels toolkit.
“There are people today that need what you have to sell. They are waiting for you to find your voice so you can help them change their lives. Thats why we built ClickFunnels to help you showcase your voice in the market.”
– Russell Brunson
Pros – ClickFunnels Review
I really like the simplicity and have everything under one platform. ClickFunnels excels at this. It does the job of saving me time and money and saves my head from exploding by eliminating the sheer number of tools and subscriptions that I need just to make great sales funnels.
This Software Will Make You Money
This software is developed by some of the best marketers online. It has one purpose and that is to make you more money. Setting up sales pages is easy and theres additional training and support for learning how to get people on those pages to convert into sales.
You should be able to get your first live sales funnel up for a beginner in an hour or two and then improve on those times as you learn the ins and outs of the software.
For people who know their way around websites and domains you should have a sales funnel up in around 30 minutes or so its that easy.
Drag and Drop Page Builder
Built with Ruby On Rails the page builder is a drag and drop interface thats so simple a beginner could design a very attractive web page. You can move and customise almost everything.
To save you even more time they build in a host of templates that have been battle tested to convert. This allows you to get entire sals funnels up and connected in minutes. Change out some content and images and boom you are on your way.
One of the things I have to say is building funnels with ClickFunnels is just fun its so much fun building and connecting these funnels I really give them points for making it so damn easy and enjoyable.
Built in A/B testing is great too. All you have to do is duplicate a page, make your changes, and choose the amounts of your traffic you want to see version A or B.
Integrates Into Almost Everything
The team at ClickFunnels have thought of most things when it come to integrations. They connect with email platforms, CRMs, CMSs and so much more. The way the API works is a breeze and most people techy or not can connect their platforms with ClickFunnels without needing a developer to help them.
ClickFunnels WordPress Integration
You’ll also find that there is a WordPress integration using a plugin that lets you add ClickFunnels pages to your WordPress website.
The ClickFunnels WordPress plugin is also rated a solid 4.4 stars in the WordPress plugin repository, with over 20,000 active installations. I honestly find it buggy and outdated, It should match the design and user experience that ClickFunnels platform has but it doesn’t.
I do find using the plugin to import my ClickFunnels sales pages much faster than the work I would need to do if this plugin didn’t exist. I do save myself a lot of time by using this method of integrating WordPess and ClickFunnels
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 entire marketing campaigns from one central platform for one billing price.
All of my marketing needs in one place:
All of this really does save you time and money. If you compound the time logging in and out of platforms it adds up to wasted time.
Plus with the ease of using this 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 subscription 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 the $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.
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 minimal 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.
ClickFunnels Pricing – How much is Clickfunnels?
ClickFunnels has three pricing plans—Standard, Platnium and Collective. The level 1 standard plan is $97 USD a month, the Platnuim level 2 plan I use comes in at $297 USD monthly and the newest plan is the level 3 ClickFunnels Collective plan coming in at $1,497 monthly. Huge jump in price points there.
I use the level 2 plan for everything and also don’t miss that 14 day free trial. Ive been able to use that and make that monthly subscription fee back in less than 6 days so you can get the free trial to pay for your actual subscription.
sTake the free trial see what its all about and then you don’t need to commit to an expensive plan right away. If you pay annually instead of monthly, you get two months free so a small saving is better than none.
Those fees when converted from USD to AUD are a bit hefty hey? Well, some would say so, and I can see why—especially if you compare to Thrive Themes & Leads, a similar (overlapping, but definitely not identical) service which starts at $25 a month. However, it is important to keep in mind ClickFunnels’ main service is to make funnels more efficient, and it does a pretty good job. I personally consider it a good investment.
The main differences between an entry level account and a premium account are as follows: StartUp gets the main service, the funnel-builder, with some limitations on the amount of pages (100), visits (20,000), custom domains (3), and only some of the full list of features.
These plans have a huge jump in price per month and not as much is reflected in the features per plan. Each of these plans comes with the A/B split testing features meaning you could use that to turn average pages into money making pages.
The unlimited allowances are only for the two laregr plans and really do you need unlimited funnels and pages? prob not.
All plans allow share funnels where you can share ytour funnels and use other peoples shared funnels. FunnelFlix, Funnel hacker forum and chat support are same across all plans.
You should look at the number of custom domains you are allowed per account. This is pretty important, also ClickFunnels is not to be used for agency style client management you should be working in your clients account if you are an agency.
Platnium and Collective are where you have more control around your email marketing and payment gateways and teams.
To summarise the differences, ClickFunnels standard plan gives you everything the bigger plans have except follow up funnels with Actionetics email tool, Peer reviews, and a much lower limit on what you can have active in your account at one time.
Features Overview – Clickfunnels Review
How are ClickFunnels’ features overall? I think they’re solid and you get everything you need. They’re very intuitive and you have enough control to make a online business from this platform.
The way the funnel builder works and organises all the page steps in the funnel it does make it easy to manage your sales funnels and overall your online business.
A/B split testing is a smaller feature, but definitely a notable one.
If you duplicate a page and make changes to the copy, the split test basically lets you choose what percentages of your traffic you want to see per page, letting you test conversion rates very handily. It’s a great function and very easy to use.
I also think ClickFunnels is overall flexible and straightforward for other settings, like your account details or integrations. Maybe very tech literate people would find them restrictive (a common theme among some criticisms), but as the service is supposed to be easy to use, I thought the basic features were pretty good.
There are quite a few types of available pre-made funnels, oriented to different types of businesses, and you can of course build your own funnel from scratch too.
Actionetics and Backpack
These addons didnt make any sense when I first purchased ClickFunnels the naming conventions were not very clear what they did or the importance they played in the ClickFunnels universe.
Actionetics is an email marketing tool that helps you build email lists, segment contacts and manage automated email sequences. This email auto responder is very robust and provides a smart analytics dashboard where you can review campaign performance.
You will have the ability to run SMS text messaging campaigns from this tool as well. I dont do any of that so I wont cover it in this review.
Backpack tool is used for managing your own affiliate program. This intends to make overseeing the affiliate army you command easier and more efficient.
Here’s the full list of StartUp features
3 custom domains
A/B split tests
All advanced funnels
Auto webinar funnels
Share your funnels
1 SMPTP integration
1 billing integration per type
You can view the full list of features, along with Full plan limit features, here.
If you’re in a position where you can afford the bigger plan give it a go or take a 14 day free trial. I dont think everyone needs these two added tools to manage a business, but for my business I need that robust email marketing feature and some affiliate management functionality so it suits me.
The level 1 plan will suit most users but again buy this based on your needs and what you are aiming for with your business.
Clickfunnels Review – Page Builder
This is probably ClickFunnels core feature. I feel it is one of teh best features about this product and provides a lot of flexability when building landing pages. The page builder is solid and for beginners this will be a huge plus for you getting landing pages up and running in no time.
Interestingly ClickFunnels shrugs away from labelling itself as a page builder software and advertises itself as a complete funnel building software even though its main function is that of building landing pages.
You can see a lot of templates listed in the images here and thats only a screenshot there are a lot more. The best landing page are the ones that you can create that speak to your audience with your message. Templates don’t have that power of connection. You can also purchase add on funnels from the marketplace, these are tested and have proven sales generated and make it easy to use a specific style of design.
When you build a really high converting funnel there is a feature to clone the funnels or save as favourites to use again and again. The template library is really easy to navigate and filter page types by a sidebar filter system. Super easy.
Once you load a template you like everything switches to a drag n drop page builder. This page builder is fun and easy to use.
The editor uses a page structure with four main parts: sections, rows, columns, and elements. The rows, columns and elements sit inside of sections.
You can have multiple sections per page. Rows and columns go inside sections, but columns specifically go into rows. This way you can have a row with one column, or up to four. Elements are the dynamic bits that go inside columns and make your page interactive to its visitors.
It may sound complicated, but it’s pretty easy to get the hang of. Everything is color-coded see above image for the colours used. Section is the foundation with everything else sitting inside of it. The row and column work side by side and form the layout of your pages. Then the elements are the filler for the page and its really as simple as that.
You can also edit by section, row, column, and so on, from the side bar. All the little details and parts of your page can be moved or altered. You have full control.
The template editor allows for plenty of customisation, but offers good control too. You can do all sorts of things—mobile previews, edit colours, text, settings, and just about anything you expect.
The page builder comes with really good UI and it works as intended but the only restriction I see is that you need to work within the columns and rows set by the builder.
If you do save your work in the builder give it 4 seconds or so to actually save before checking your work. It needs to save your edits first before you will see them appear.
You can do a lot in the page builder it is one of the more stable builders available online.Everything in the settings is straight forward and they have multiple settings and adjustments available for all common elements.
Using the page builder is fun. I enjoy how seamless it is to build pages and make changes I do really rate it as a builder.
Key takeaway: this builder serves ClickFunnels’ goal: to make it easier for you to make money online.
Integrations are exactly what they sound like: other marketing tools you integrate into the ClickFunnels software. There are a few different types of integrations you can add to your ClickFunnels account: email, webinar, SMS/text, and actions.
I have not used the text message options in my campaigns so I wont comment about them. But it is possible to deliver sms marketing campaigns.
You are not limited tio using ClickFunnels built in tools for everything there is a choice. I was using MailChimp for the emails before I fully converted to the native Actionetics email tool. This was an easy integration that took no more than 3 minutes.
ClickFunnels has partnerships with some pretty awesome third party platforms and when you do volumes like they do it gets easier to negotiate better deals for your community.
Here’s a list of current integrations:
Webinar Jam Studio
If you go to the integrations settings page, you can search for these or just click the search bar and they will show up as you type.
When you need to integrate ClickFunnels into other third party tools you can connect most platforms quite easy with a couple of clicks of a mouse button. I did find this process really easy and I understood this on first attempt with very minimal assistance.
Overall they provide a very simple way of adding and managing integrations.
Payment gateways are something you will 100% require if you plan on making money from yoru landing pages. Payment gateways get integrated and on other software platforms are just called integrations, but on ClickFunnels they get a section separate from integrations. They may also be known to ClickFunnels as billing integrations.
Your shop won’t really be much of a shop unless you’re using a payment gateway.
A list of the payment gateways you can add:
Easy Pay Direct
Managing all of these integrations is pretty easy. In my experience, these integrations usually run smoothly and you don’t need to reconnect them once they are setup and connected.
“I could run one arm of my business with ClickFunnels and Stripe. In reality thats all I would need to run my affiliate businesses from my laptop with one paid subscription and my Stripe processing fees. Brilliant design, smooth conversion funnel and just simplicity”.
Shenzu – ClickBucks
Ease of Use – ClickFunnels Review
If you haven’t picked it up by now, ClickFunnels’ main sell is its ease of use—as their ad says, “Don’t waste any more time with ‘tech guys!’” this is 100% accurate.
The key to their success is simplicity of something thats been such a headache for so long in online marketing. Sales funnels can be complex but they dont have to be. Beginners can pick up ClickFunnels software and do all of the things.
But ClickFunnels is still not a silver bullet for all your marketing needs. You will still need to know how to market and write sales copy. Understanding domains and email SMTPs and all the basics of connectivity are still required. You cant just run ClickFunnels and be sweet.
For beginners: you may be overwhelmed to start with but once you learn the navigation and what things are named you should be fine in a day or sooner. Actually Russells first book Dotcom Secrets is all about how to use ClickFunnels and the art of building a sales page.
As someone who had multiple tools and platforms for building sales funnels before ClickFunnels I think its a huge time saver and feel much better knowing everything is under one roof. They have the support team in place and a database of docuemnts and videos to help get you doing great things with the tools.
You might be just like me and have such a good time making funnels with the builder and connecting everything that you end up with lots of random themed funnels in your account. The doing is so much fun, the drag n drop editor is great and so easy to use.
The navigation menus are easy to use and everything is 1 or 2 clicks away. The hardest part should be connecting your payment processors and CRMs etc and when I say hardest I mean 2 to 3 clicks of a button.
While the sales approach is its dead easy to use, it is and it isnt there are parts that are buggy and need a little more reading around what and how to do it. But for the most part its very easy to use. Another small problem is updates and when they move buttons or features and you need to go looking for them, some simple communication would be appreciated but it is not the end of the world.
Key takeaway: very easy to use with some reading required and be prepared for a fun time building your online empire.
Who is ClickFunnels for?
This is my view on who its really for, I think the people who benefiot from this product the most are business who use onkline traffic as their main source of revenue.
Who gets the most from ClickFunnels:
Ecoimmerce store owners
Online coaches & trainers
In short if you use paid traffic in your marketing you will get great results from ClickFunnels. You could run your business with just ClickFunnels and a payment processor.
You will notice when you subscribe that some templates are very focused towards Dentists, Gym owners, Restaurants and very niche businesses.
In all transparency ClickFunnels wins the most from anyone signing up and they want you to stay in their ecosystem and spend with them. I get it and I understand its business. For SaaS businesses competition is relentless, and oh boy does ClickFunnels have a long list of competitors.
While these templates help you get something up quickly you can 100% build from scratch your own funnels. These funnel templates are great but a little template feeling especially if you are seeing a lot of funnels.
The core of this software is to help you build better landing pages. If you dont need landing pages this tool may not be for you, but if you have a product that is just not converting it might be a benefit for you to move to ClickFunnels.
Customer Support – ClickFunnels Review
ClickFunnels’ customer support is one of teh products weaker features. I really do appreciate all support workers in IT and marketing it is a tough job. This support team being used is great at trying but at actually solving problems is where they fall over on their sword.
I like how you are able to search the support knowledgbase for problems that you may be having thats great and saves time.
The only support request I was not able to have resolution around was adding Australian GST tax identifiers to my customer receipts. They directed me to Stripe who sent me back to ClickFunnels and the endless loop that I have still not resolved.
Ive not had a many problems with customer support although I do have one tehcnical issue with how I show local tax on reciepts. Apart from that one issue Ive had really good support expereinces with the direct support team.
Overall Support Rating
Direct support does a great job and when they cant handle teh technical questions there is community support and Ive had mostly good expereicnes with community support.
Conclusion – ClickFunnels Review
My final comments:
I found ClickFunnels really easy to use and fast when I want to get a new landing page up I can blaze through the setup and have a new funnel ready in about 35 minutes including emails and payment gateway setup. It really does save me time. 4 out of 5 money bags! 💰💰💰💰
The speed that you can pick it up and run with it and have live pages is really imnpressive. Beginners will find this helpful.
I really enjoy using it and get a lot out of it for my moneys worth. If I pay $297 and can make even double that in return from using the software then I’m happy with that. Saving me time and money I do rate this highly its just some small things that they could address to make it the most all in one platform for marketers.
I use a lot of page builders and email tools and having this in an all in one rocks my socks. The templates and funnel flows can save me so much time when I find a new niche opportunity and want a funnel launched on that day.
My negatives are the over hyped self promotions, buggy at times and some members of the community who want to empty your wallet.
The key takeaway is for an all in one marketing toolkit this ClickFunnels product is solid. A well polished option that is ahead of most competitors and continuing to grow. Price as an expense verse revenue attributed to this tool I’m fine paying for it because of what it helps me generate in revenue in return.
In this GroovePages review, you’ll learn everything about GroovePages, GrooveFunnels and the difference between GrooveApps and GrooveKart.
Got confused by all the “Groove“?
So was I went tried to get an overview of all the different products and services from GrooveDigital trying to make sense of the GroovePages pricing, their special lifetime offer and all those apps.
When Mike Filsaime told me he left Kartra and started to create a competing product I was surprised.
However, he convinced me and many of my current subscribers to give GroovePages a try and become a beta tester.
What I found out is that this could be the opportunity of a lifetime, especially if you compare the pricing of GroovePages to other funnel builders like ClickFunnels, Karta or Kajabi. But first of all, let us answer the following question:
What Is GroovePages and GrooveFunnels?
Groove Funnels is a suite of software applications to build sales funnels and websites developed Groove Digital, which consists of the landing page builder GroovePages, the shopping cart GrooveSell, the email service provider GrooveMail along with other software for selling digital and physical products online.
GrooveFunnels.com is currently called GrooveApps.com but the name will be changed when GrooveFunnels will officially launch.
This suite of apps is developed by Groove Digital Inc which first entered to online marketing world with their eCommerce solution GrooveKart which competes with Shopify.
What’s the difference between GrooveKart vs GrooveFunnels and GroovePages?
GroovePages is part of an all-inclusive, email marketing, list building, web-hosting, business management platform designed to run your entire business! It will connect everything in a single account for you to manage.
Play this video below!
There is a close similarity in the naming conventions that is not immediately clear. Many people get confused about the differences between the different software apps.
The full suite of GrooveApps follows a similar sound like GroovePages, GrooveMail, GrooveBlogs etc.
I stumbled across GroovePages somehow and immediately took notice. A one time fee for more features than what my ClickFunnels account had and the winner UNLIMITED domains. I was all in. The sales page didnt sell it enough, logging in for the first time I could see the value right then and there how easy my online marketing was going to be from here on out.
Right now, the GrooveApps is still in beta and closed to the public.
However, affiliates like me are still able to provide early access to the software for a lifetime price.
Groove Pages Pricing
To finance the project and get immediate customer feedback Mike Filsaime and the team behind GrooveDigital decided to launch it via a Kickstarter campaign (They decided not to run this on Kickstarter but their own platform)
GroovePages Lifetime Deal — How much is Groove Pages?
The Lifetime Deal which includes the GroovePages Funnel Builder and GrooveSell costs $497.
This is followed by an upsell to get access to the complete software suite for two additional payments of $497.
+ GrooveSell payment center + GrooveAcademy + GrooveBlog access + Most future apps – GrooveMail – GrooveKart
+ All future apps + GrooveKart Store + GrooveMail + GrooveMember
If you purchase today you will get an email like the one below telling exactly what you have access to and what is in development and expected release dates. The prices might seem high now but when you add up the monthly subscriptions of ALL of your other softwares I think you will agree this small one time outlay will save you thousands in the long run.
What will the price of GrooveFunnels be if I wait?
If you don’t take this insane one time payment option it will be moving to $199 per month. Less for an annual subscription but still way more than the one time price. It’ll be Monthly or Annual recurring. Pledge as a backer & pay only $497 One-Time and never make a payment again for the rest of your life.
If you read this GroovePages review and decide the software is right for you there is a lot more instore for you. You get to join a community of likelminded business owners and access to ALL future integrations and Apps that the GrooveApps team develop. Im up to date with the changelogs and developer notes and this SaaS tool is developing at a rapid rate.
As a online marketer, I’m confident that you really want to create fast conversion friendly and websites and easy to implement sales funnels.
Ultimately, what you want is to make funnel building an easy to do sales activity.
In the past, you’ve experienced failure because people like Russel Brunson make it sound so easy.
In fact, if you’re like most people, you’re frightened of wasting a ton of time and money (like you have been) on outdated and buggy technology like Clickfunnels.
The issue may not actually be you because the people who’ve been teaching you actually charge way too much.
After all that, here’s something that may shock you…
The truth is, what’s really holding you back here is you don’t want to commit to paying $297 every month (=$3564/year) for the full suite of ClickFunnels or $197 per month to get unlimited access to Kartra.
Which means, the real problem here is it’s hard to make a profit if you are paying hundreds of dollars for your software stack.
However, the great news for you is I’m recently interviewed 40+ amazing entrepreneurs, two-comma club winners, and millionaires what it really takes to succeed online. People like Mike Filsaime, Jim Edwards, AJ Roberts, John Lee Dumas and many more.
If you sign up for GroovePages with my affiliate link you get access to a red hot contender for the name Best funnel building software. This platform is developing more and more features every week. ClickFunnels development doesnt move like this and if you want to suggest features it has to go through a vetting process where the GroovePages development team are in the Facebook group and watching the feature suggest list and actively implementing changes.
Before I go on I want to show you a walkthrough of the software and what it looks like on the backend.
Pretty cool right? I love it and it only gets better.
What is GroovePages and why is this called GroovePages 2.0?
GroovePages is a cutting-edge landing page, website & funnel builder. The version 1 platform didnt have the focus behind that v2 does.
GroovePages vs Clickfunnels
ClickFunnels is powered by Ruby on Rails an older codebase.
What makes this page builder different from Kartra of Clickfunnels is that the code is mostly loaded on the browser and does not make requests to a database. This means your website will load much faster. Most landing page builders use a technology called Bootstrap, an older codebase that is not in comparision to todays available options.
ClickFunnels limits your subscription to set number of domains and set actions and features. GroovePages does not you have unlimited everything when you purchase.
ClickFunnels support is helpful and I would rate GrooveApps support on par with ClickFunnels platform support.
ClickFunnels template library is very “templatey” feeling. GroovePages templates are more fluid in what they look like.
GroovePages is just coming out of beta testing for a full public launch and already has equal if not surpassed ClickFunnels in software features and they still have not rolled out all of the apps.
Lets look at that a bit closer and see what you get today and what is coming up.
GroovePages Features Review:
Expertly Designed Templates
Pixel Perfect and Font Perfect Landing Pages
Access to Royalty Free Images
and much more to create sales funnels, webinar funnels and stunning branded websites
How will hosting & publishing work on GroovePages?
You’ll get free hosting with USERNAME.GroovePages.com or Unlimited Custom Domains (CNAME Masking,) as well as FTP to your server, and can even download all your files for to create a backup.
Websites build on GroovePages will load lightning fast because they’re just loading html.
Because Groove Pages is hosted on the Google’s cloud platform this means even faster loading speeds.
After using the software for a few test projects, I have to say I really like it. Currently, they are pushing feature after feature to get ready for the official launch.
How will my websites be rendered on GroovePages?
All pages will be rendered html when you add them live. There won’t be calls to their database because they found that to be an issue with many of the leading builders like Kartra or Clickfunnels. These landing page builders need to call to a database to load all elements and this prevents your website from loading faster because it really slows the servers.
What Are These Other Apps and What Do They Do?
What is GrooveSell?
Groove Sell is a shopping cart platform like SamCart or PayKickStart.
It allows you to sell digital products, e-courses, and digital services.
It’s the perfect solution for
Infopreneurs, Thought Leaders,
Passion Project Experts,
Saas and Software Developers
Groovesell includes and affiliate management platform that allows you to also have the most robust affiliate system on the market, along with reporting and analytics, 1-Click upsells and everything you need to run your online business.
Imagine Clickfunnels Actionetics platform or ActiveCampagin integrated into one system. If you prefer to stick to your current email service provider Mike Filsaime announced that GrooveFunnels will integrate with about 15+ email platforms as well.
A membership CMS management system for a simple digital course with different levels of access, Drip content, etc, It will not have things like Gamification and certification at the start, Maybe later. Maybe not. We will integrate with every other knows platform on the market if enterprise needs are needed.
GrooveWebinars (Or WebinarGroove)
The official name still not final. Originally the launch of GrooveWebinars was slated for Sept 1 2020 and GrooveMember and Groove Video were slated for 2021.
However, after a poll in the GrooveDigital Facebook group, the groupmembers and people who paid to back the project or become a beta tester wanted the option to create a membership for online courses and host their video first.
Right now, GrooveWebinar this is likely to be done January 2021. Mike Filsaime announced that the webinar software it is about 70% complete but put on pause to develop the following Groove Products
GrooveMarketplace — A peer-to-peer place to sell templates and addons and plugins developed for GrooveFunnels.
GrooveAcademy — The one stop shop for all training on the GrooveApps platform suite and for action tips that will help users get the most from each app.
GrooveAPS — OPEN API for developers like the Shopify marketplace.
feedback.grooveaps.com is a place to leave feature requests. (Groovekart is at groovekart.canny.io)
And the Groove Support desk.
A place to get support for Groove Funnels.
Products that don’t belong to GrooveFunnels (GrooveApps)
GrooveKart Is a stand-alone eCommerce platform with state of the art premium features not available in other eCommerce platforms such as Shopify. GrooveKart is a direct competition to Shopify and comes with built-in apps that other competitors require shop owners to pay. It comes with high converting templates, scarcity, timers, layer app, reviews, upsells, down sell, retargeting, bumps and many more features.
With GrooveKart you can sell physical products using different sizes and colors, create several categories for various sub-niches. It comes with powerful reporting tools and analytics, shipping features, one-click product transfer, a built-in support desk and much more.
With the 1-click import feature, you can switch from your Shopify store in seconds
Do the original GrooveKart Customers get access to Groove Pages/ Groove Funnels?
ReviewTrust is a company that was recently acquired by GrooveDigital. and will be added GrooveKart and GrooveSell and will be back live in April 2020.
FreePageBuilder (formerly GroovePages 1.0)
The team of GrooveDigital spent more than $100,000 to develop a tool that is now FreePageBuilder but this project was our deprecated. Unlike GroovePages with is build on a new mobile-friendly development framework FreePageBuilder uses an older technology that is similar to Karta’s Page Builder.
After being two years in development the “GrovePages 1.0” was scrapped for new Groovepages 2.0 which is a complete new software and the code was written from the ground up.
So instead of trashing the code from GroovePages 1.0, the team decided to rebrand the Landing Page Builder and made it free to the world.
FreePageBuilder will be going live in a few weeks and everyone how became a backer of GroovePages got free access.
Currently, FreePage Builder is not available because they don’t want to confuse the marketplace FreePageBuilder will we launch after GrooveFunnels this will go live to the public.
Other Products and Services from Groove Digital Inc.
Besides this impressive list of products Groove Digital offers even more services below the Groove Brand. Among them you will find:
PayDigital is an enterprise gateway and more and more coming soon.
Groove Digital also plans to launch your ads.
When Groovefunnels will be launching in June 2020 Mike Filsaime announced that they plan to partner with an agency to rebrand as GrooveAds.
This agency will manage your Facebook, Google Adwords PPC, and Youtube ads for 10% of your ads spend (Min $2500 a month.)
And for a $5000 Minimum, this agency will build your funnels, write your sales copy, and create your email sequences. (That’s a damn good employee for $5k a month that’s also doing your ads.)
Because the guys over at GrooveDigital realize how important a personal connection is they will host a live event every January called GrooveKon. Admission will cost $497 to anyone part of GrooveFunnels.
For many years now Mike hosted the MarketersCrusie which sets sail every January and starts one day after GrooveKon. As a special incentive, GrooveKon is Free to anyone who will be joining on the Cruise.
GrooveDigital Industry Appreciation Party
If you want another chance to meet the team of GrooveDigital you can get to know them during the Traffic and Conversion Summit in at Sidebar San Diego every year for Free where they will be hosting a party on Thursday night with is the Last Night of the Traffic and Conversion Summit.
The Experienced Team Behind GrooveDigital
Mike holds the distinction of doing more $1 Million Dollar launches for more brands than any marketer. He has generated over $125 Million following his passion, delivering game-changing software designed to eliminate the pain and frustration of running an online business.
Historically, Mike was responsible for a number of well known “classic” software platforms, such as WebinarJam, EverWebinar, Kartra, DealGuardian, Butterfly Marketing, EvergreenBusinessSystem, and PayDotCom.
John’s eCommerce stores do 6-figures per month. John‘s expertise in the needs of a superior platform made it possible for GrooveKart to not only compete with Shopify but to do it better, easier, and more affordable. John also teaches eCommerce and his teachings will be part of GrooveKart to create an unmatched solution.
Matt, the Architect of GrooveKart, has more than 10 years of senior and executive-level management experience in executive operations, sales, P&L, and the field of e-commerce. Former COO of Prestashop as well as former consultant for Office Depot. Matt Brings years of e-commerce marketing and development experience to GrooveKart.
Mike & John have been the minds and leaders behind some pretty big releases over the past several years, and most of them involve platforms that aren’t that much outside of what they’re putting together now with the GroovePages 2.0 offer. Think Kartra. GrooveKart, GroovePages 1.0, EverWebinar, WebinarJam, etc.
Part of the founding team at GrooveDigital and is the CTO at GroovePages and has extensive knowledge in building world-class software products for digital marketers, entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners.
Together this team has a vision and the know-how to exceed the closest competitors like Kartra or Clickfunnels. If someone can have success these four will, as they’ve again & again over recent years.
The Vision Of Groove Digitial
“We want to create THE Most Powerful, THE Most affordable, and THE Easiest to Use Software Platforms for eCommerce and Digital Marketers.”
Will There Be White Labeling for GroovePages?
The short answer is no. You need to be a major influencer with a brand. Otherwise, you will be happy with their affiliate network.
Can I Use GrooveFunnels If I’m An Agency?
Although GroovePages provides unlimited domains with this backer project and won’t later, this is for One Family or Business. No exceptions.
However, if you are an agency GrooveDigital will work with you.
They have not decided on a price for Agencies that are Backers of the LIFETIME.
If you’re interested, purchase now and then put a help desk ticket I when they launch officially.
Will there be API, Zapier & IPN Notifications?
GrooveFunnels will integrate with all major email service providers like MailChimp, Aweber, InfusionSoft, ActiveCampaign, Campaign Monitor as well as popular webinar softwares like WebinarJam, EverWebinar, GotoWebinar and many more.
As well they will have Zapier and a full open and robust API as well as an IPN (Instant Payment Notification) System.
Is GroovePages Right for Me?
In a nutshell, GroovePages software makes it simple to easily create high converting seo-friendly websites and sales funnels
GroovePages, provided by GrooveDigital, is all-in-one software suite that will replace clickfunnels or Kartra
You want this because Clickfunnels and Kartra will become outdated soon because they are building on old technology. At some point, you want to make the switch to GroovePages anyway and then you will pay more for less.
GroovePages is the Fastest Landing & Funnel Page Builder
What makes the GroovePages Deal special as opposed to other funnel builders (even the most expensive options) is you absolutely don’t need to pay for any additional software whatsoever again to run your entire business.
GroovePages OTO and LifeTime Deal
Seriously, never pay for an email service provider or a software like WebinarJam ever again.
Something really helpful GroovePages does that you might not recognize at first is It is much faster than anything else I’ve ever tried.
They are just starting out but given their lightning-fast speed of implementation and having a CEO that helped to jumpstart ClickFunnels, this is a no-brainer.
By the way, GroovePages is not for anyone who wants ALL in one solution that works RIGHT now.
At this point in time, you’ll only get the LandingPage and Funnelbuilder along with GrooveSell. But think of it like this, they are developing this platform to be THE BEST funnel building and ecommerce software available online.
GroovePages can be a long term investment. People who purchased the lifetime payment deal for ClickFunnels are a very rare few that still have those legacy accounts and now you are presented with a very similar offer. Save money right now and get your own GroovePages account.
If you need more than a landing page builder right away try Kartra, instead and replace it step by step with GrooveFunnels. (Just like Mike Filsaime does himself)
GroovePages is for every online entrepreneur that wants early access to a premium software like Clickfunnels, Kajabi or Kartra but wants to avoid the hefty monthly or annual fees in the upcoming years.
Now, nothing’s perfect and I do want to remind you that GroovePages is still in beta, that’s why you are getting this lifetime insane deal.
From my perspective, that’s not a big deal because you either have a website and sales funnel right now, that you can replace step by step with GrooveFunnels and save thousands of dollars…
Or you are still in the startup phase and don’t need all the bells and whistles that will GrooveFunnels will have in a couple of months.
GroovePages Is An Investment
GroovePages is a great investment. Later you will pay more for less.
I love to have this software in my arsenal.
The cost is $497 lifetime and if you want full access to GrooveFunnels it will be two additional payments of $497.
When you compare this to ClickFunnels, you can choose to pay $3564 for ClickFunnels every year and still will not get half of what GrooveFunnels will offer in the next 12 months.
Get GrooveFunnels today because this lifetime deal will not be available any longer when GroovePages moves out of beta and you’ll have to pay monthly fees as you do for ClickFunnels or Kartra.