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Clickfunnels Review

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clickfunnels review
In this review I walk you through the new online system Clickfunnels.

As I’m writing this, it is still in closed beta, so some of my points might change as the product goes out of beta.

ARTICLE UPDATED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE PUBLIC 2.x RELEASE!

I’ll have to test out the new system and I will update this review in a short while.
The background for me writing this Clickfunnels review is that I’ve been a customer since the beta and using the system for almost four months. So this is not just some quick at a feature set and an affiliate link.

What is Clickfunnels

Clickfunnels automated webinar - editorSince Clickfunnels does so many things, it’s hard to difficult to articulate just what it is in just one word.

Is it a landing page and sales page designer/editor?

To start out, it’s an easy to use page designer, like we know from other systems like LeadPages. Just like LeadPages, they offer a long list of templates and let you change any content you like, however, confined to the fields that the template provides you with.

This gives you some awesome looking pages without you having to be a designer or developer (or even pay for one).

Over the past couple of years we’ve seen a lot of these page designers, some offer more freedom, like the Optimize Press 2.x plugin that is more a drag and drop designer, and in the other end of the scale LeadPages which it’s based on templates.

I might sidetrack a bit, but I was really disappointed with OptimizePress 2.x when it came out, because it was slow and I really just wanted some nice looking page templates for my landing and sales pages.

leadpages-logoAnd then I’ve jumped on the LeadPages bandwagon and done a bunch of landing pages on their platform. Most of the time getting a 40%+ conversion even without me is being a professional copywriter.

Clickfunnels is a lot like LeadPages when it comes to the designer.It’s intuitive, easy to use and they offer a lot of cool templates.

They are still adding templates and they are also starting a marketplace where you can upload your own templates and even sell them (just like LeadPages I might add).

But wait there’s more….

But now the similarities to other systems stop. Because, as the name implies, the core of Clickfunnels is not the page itself, but the sales funnel that it is a part of. Clickfunnels know that a landing or sales page will never stand alone, it will always be a part of any part of the funnel.

So besides the page designer, you can create your entire sales funnel inside the system.

But that is not all; Clickfunnels comes not only with page templates but also funnel templates. Want to make a funnel with a landing for a webinar registration page? That leads to a thank you page? That includes a live webinar page? That has a page for the replay? That leads to a sales page?
No problem, Clickfunnels has you covered.

Actually, you can do webinars and membership sites directly from Clickfunnels. No need to use other systems. I know that LeadPages also have some templates for webinars, but they do not have the option to send out emails to different segments, like “send email to all who did not participate” or “send email to all who watched but didn’t see the offer“. Clickfunnels can do this!

Heck, I’m currently using the Easy Webinar Plugin and it can’t segment emails like this.

Another thing to note is that Clickfunnels even does billing right inside the system. You can in a few minutes link a Stripe account with your Clickfunnels account and bingo! You can now make sales directly from inside your sales pages in Clickfunnels.

What I like about Clickfunnels

clickfunnels plusSo why am I really excited about Clickfunnels?

First off I like its focus on the entire funnel! More expensive CRM systems like InfusionSoft typically have a focus on the lead/customer and how their behaviors are, over time, and can also setup processes that people get through, however, they do not have a page designer that is as easy to use (with top converting templates), and also don’t have all the add-ons like webinars and membership sites.

Second, I actually like that it is “self-contained”. This one system will literally be able to replace 3-4 other systems I’m currently using (like my webinar system, billing system, split testing system and page designer).

It really has enormous potential.

What I don’t like about Clickfunnels

clickfunnels minusWhile it was in beta, there were still a bunch of minor glitches in the templates. The designer works really well, but the actual templates are quite faulty. Also, I found several templates where you could not change all texts, which is kind of a show stopper for me when I want to use it for the Danish market (and I can’t change the English words).

This has improved a lot with the public version 2.x release.

Also the price point might turn some people off. Right now the price point is $97 per month, which is more than a system like LeadPages. However, if you look at what you’re actually getting and all the other systems you can replace, I think it’s a quite fair pricing.

Since I’m the one that is using WordPress for pretty much everything, I kind of miss the awesome WordPress integration that LeadPages has. Sure, you can embed something on your site using an iFrame, but that’s just a “hack”.

So instead of having the landing page directly on your site, you will typically create a subdomain and point that to Clickfunnels. That means that if your site was called “awesomeness.com”, you could create a “flow.awesomeness.com” and point that domain to Clickfunnels and have all your Clickfunnels pages being served from that.

When you try to do everything, you might not do the individual thing as well as others who are specialized in this. I haven’t tried the membership part of Clickfunnels, and I probably won’t replace my WordPress and Wishlist Member combo out anytime soon.

Who else wants an integrated system for landing pages, sales pages, webinars, billing and more?

If you don’t receive any technical skills, don’t require paying a designer each time you need a page, but still want top converting landing and sales pages? Then Clickfunnels should be something you would want to check out.

I have been a satisfied customer with LeadPages up until now; however, I haven’t seen anything like Clickfunnels to date. No other product tries to integrate the entire sales process like Clickfunnels does.

Clickfunnels Review: Powerful Ways to Use the System

I’ve literally passed a vast measure of time on this review and using Clickfunnels so I’m fairly sure I’ve had enough experience to insure a portion of ground here.

But in case you think I must have lost something or would like to take me for anything else, please permit me know in the comments or email me. I will be more than happy to answer questions you might have about Clickfunnels.

A Quick Overview of the Benefits of using Clickfunnels

  • It’s super easy to use
  • The only system to give you a full sales funnel overview together with an outstanding page designer
  • You can create an unlimited number of sales funnels, webinars, membership sites, landing and sales pages.
  • You can do split testing easily without external tools
  • Tracking conversion throughout your entire sales funnel has never been easier
  • You pages look awesome on tablets and smartphones with full responsive design
  • Control your brand 100% – from domain to the emails being sent
  • Fantastic support

So here’s how to setup an automated webinar inside Clickfunnels

I have recorded a video that shows you the entire process. You can watch it right here:

* I recommend that you watch the video in full screen mode! NOTICE THAT THE VIDEO IS OF THE BETA 1.x VERSION OF CLICKFUNNELS

The video will show you how to:

  • Use an automated webinar funnel template
  • Use the page designer
  • Created targeted emails to your webinar participants
  • Setup split testing of the webinar registration page
  • Set up the webinar funnel directly on your own domain

Below I have also highlighted the most important steps.

1) Select the automated webinar sales funnel template

Clickfunnels comes with a lot of different funnel templates. These are basically “done for you funnels” where you just need to change the text.

Clickfunnels automated webinar - select page templates

In this example, I simply choose the funnel called Automated Webinar, however there are many more funnel templates like the “Launch Funnel” that gives you a complete Jeff Walker style launch funnel complete with optin page, three free value video pages and one sales page.

Below is a broad list of the funnel templates at the time of writing (some of them just consisting of a single page like the “404 Error Pages”)

  • Optin funnel
  • Webinar funnel
  • Automated webinar funnel
  • Invisible funnel
  • Launch funnel
  • Membership funnel
  • Sales video funnel
  • Two step funnel
  • Micro continuity funnel
  • Youtube pages
  • Tripwire funnel
  • Blackbox funnel
  • Thank you pages
  • Affiliate center pages
  • Presell pages
  • Podcast pages
  • 404 error pages
  • Prelaunch pages
  • Sold out pages
  • Double opt in pages
  • Squeeze pages

Wow, right? I think you get an idea of the enormous potential of Clickfunnels from this list.

2) Select the page templates

Next comes up the template wizard where we need to select a template for each page in the funnel

Clickfunnels Automated Webinar - select page template

This is super simple to do, and remember that split testing is built in, so you can quickly test two different templates against each other. In the automated webinar, you have to select templates for the following pages:

  • Webinar registration
  • Webinar confirmation
  • Webinar broadcast room
  • Webinar replay room

Those are the actual pages in the wizard; however I typically also add a sales page to the end of the funnel (since I want to sell something on the webinar 😉)

After the wizard the funnel is displayed nicely as a list of pages where I can track the conversion from each step to the next.

Clickfunnels automated webinar - funnel overview

 

3) Write the copy for the pages

Next I go into each of the pages and change the copy so it’s relevant to my webinar.

Clickfunnels automated webinar - editor

The Clickfunnels editor is super easy to use. I didn’t think it could be much easier than LeadPages, but I have to admit that the Clickfunnels page editor works extremely well. It’s easy and quick to change all the texts and images, and it’s also easier to jump between steps in the funnel right from within the editor.

4) Select automated webinar times

Right now at the entire automated webinar feature in Clickfunnels 2.0 is limited to two daily webinars (at fixed times), however I’m sure they’re working on letting you customize this.

Also notice that you can of course still do live webinars at a specific date and time using Clickfunnels, it’s only the automated once that are a bit limited functionality (and I believe that this will change once the platform matures).

Clickfunnels automated webinar - signup

5) Setup the email sequence

In the last step I edit the automated emails that go out to the webinar participants.

Clickfunnels automated webinar - emails

Clickfunnels can target different audiences among the webinar signups.

  • Everyone
    As the name implies, it targets all who sign up to the webinar
  • Missed webinar
    People who sign up, but didn’t see the webinar
  • Attended but missed offer
    People who observed some of the webinar but did not beat around until the offer was submitted
  • Saw offer but didn’t purchase
    People who did see the offer but did not decide to purchase
  • Purchased
    People who purchased your product

Each of these segments can be sent at various times based on the date and time of the webinar. So you can send reminders out to everyone before the webinar starts, and you can target people who saw the offer but didn’t purchase 2 days after the webinar.

Pretty powerful stuff.

6) Setup products and up sells

Last but not least, you barely require adding a sales page and any you might want in your funnel. It’s just as easy as editing the webinar pages.

And that’s it, in the video above I go through, all the steps showing you exactly how doing it.

How does Clickfunnels compare to the competition

But as I wrote in the beginning, there are other page builders out there. So how does it match up against these?
(If you want to see comparisons between Clickfunnels and other systems, let me know and I might add them)

Clickfunnels vs LeadPages

Allow me start out by stating that I’ve been really gratified with my LeadPages subscription. They have some awesome templates and a pretty stable system that just works.

Their support is great; however they have a lot of customers so not super quick.

Clickfunnels has an even better editor (in my opinion) than LeadPages and they have a super quick support. But that might be because they are a new service and they don’t have that many customers.

However Clickfunnels really go beyond the whole page designer thing. While LeadPages also has templates for webinars, they are just that simply templates. They look awesome, but do not contain any special webinar functionality. You can sign up and watch the webinar.

LeadPages does however have an awesome WordPress integration and you can even download the raw HTML and stick it on your own server if you wanted to. They also have other features like the LeadBoxes that creates nice popups on your page.

If you wanted to integrate ClickFunnels with WordPress the only way to this, is currently with an “iframe” that isn’t really an optimal way of doing it.

Also one feature I really like about LeadPages that I would love to see in Clickfunnels, it’s the ability to sort the page templates after conversion.

Now this is just my own analysis of the situation, however I think that LeadPages has felt the breath of this newcomer in the neck, because lately LeadPages have had a very aggressive strategy for getting you to either upgrade or extend your subscription for 1-2 years. But again, it’s just good business to bind your customers to your platform for a longer period, so perhaps it’s just an coincidence.

The Clickfunnels version 2.0 is a pretty big re-write from the beta version that I original worked with (and wrote about). So a lot of the “beta bugs” have been ironed out. So they are really working hard on getting the system perfect.

So right now, I’m considering cancelling my LeadPages account.

Clickfunnels vs OptimizePress 2.x

I was never really that fond of OptimizePress 2.x. I really liked OptimizePress 1.x and just wanted more and better looking templates in 2.x. However they created a super slow drag and drop page builder. Now it has probably improved, but there were a ton of bugs when they first launched it. I bought it, but have really never used it for anything other than tests.

Originally OptimizePress 2.x had one advantage over page builders like LeadPages and Clickfunnels, and that was that it was possible to completely change the template. That means adding new items or removing existing. However with version 2.x that is now also possible in Clickfunnels. And it works way better (not to say way faster) than the OptimizePress editor.

I think it’s a deliberate choice from LeadPages (and originally also for Clickfunnels before they changed it), because it’s much easier to give you some rocking templates that are already converting and getting them to convert for you to. So you can’t really mess the template up too much.

However I still think that Clickfunnels has done the right thing by making the editor even more flexible, while still providing some kick ass templates.

What do you want to know about Clickfunnels?

So there you have it, I’m really excited about Clickfunnels.

DISCLAIMER: I hope you have enjoyed this Clickfunnels review. Please notice that any links in this article that links to Clickfunnels will be an affiliate link. That means that if you click a link and decide to buy Clickfunnels, I will most likely be compensated.
(and besides being an affiliate for them, I am also a satisfied paying customer!)

Have I left something out? Is there anything else you want to know about Clickfunnels? Then let me know in the comments below and I’ll add this to the article.

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51 Responses to Clickfunnels Review

  1. Rasmus,

    This is first time I’ve heard of these guys. I have LeadPages, and enjoy it too. Although at times, I wish I could tweak the design at bit. Does Clickfunnels offer any kind of visual overview (like a real funnel for your pages) similar to what InfusionSoft has? And would it replace Aweber?

    Robb

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Robb,

      Actually I’ve just learned about a big update (2.0) of ClickFunnels coming on the 19th, so after I have played with it, I will update this review.

      Regarding your questions:
      – Yes, Clickfunnels will give you an overview of the full funnel. Take a look at the video. Although they say that it will change a bit in the coming 2.0 version.
      – It will not replace aweber. While it does have some email automation regarding the webinars, it is not a replacement for your autoresponder. However it integrates nicely with Aweber (and most other autoresponders).

      /Rasmus

  2. Karnika says:

    In emails sent out and landing pages, the powered by clickfunnel branding can be removed right? In your video it is removed in one of the pages, but not in your emails or other places. I cannot use with such external branding

    • rasmus says:

      Yes, you can remove all mention of ClickFunnels in the templates.

      If you want to change the default email templates, you need an external SMTP service (I’m using mandrillapp).

      So yes and yes 🙂

      – Rasmus

  3. Thomas says:

    Can you add your landing page to your blog and/or Facebook page?

    How do you host these pages?

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Thomas

      Here LeadPages still have the lead.

      With LP you can include pages directly in your wp site using their wp plugin.

      With ClickFunnels you can either host the pages on their domain or by setting up a custom domain name that you map using dns to ClickFunnels.

      So I have created a subdomain to my primary site that all the pages reside on.

      So if the main site is abc.com you could put your CF pages on pages.abc.com or whatever (but not on the exact same domain)

      – Rasmus

  4. Tergaul says:

    I wish Clickfunnels has a new version that can be installed into my own hosting, not theirs.

  5. jo says:

    Thank you..this was most helpful. I’m confused about the webinar service….do I still need a webinar service like gotowebinar or webinar jam? Or is there already a webinar service (live and automated) included in clickfunnels?
    thank you 🙂

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Jo

      Well, that’s actually an excellent question.

      It really comes down to if you want to run “evergreen recorded webinars” that looks like live webinars.

      At the time of writing the functionality is pretty limited (however I’m sure that this will change soon).

      On the other hand, if you want to do live webinars, Clickfunnels is enough and you do not need WebinarJam, GotoWebinar or EasyWebinar (that I’ve been using up until now).

      It runs on Google Hangouts on Air just like WebinarJam and EasyWebinar.

      /Rasmus

  6. paul says:

    hello Rasmus thank you for your review. I’m starting a referral partner program using infusionsoft , can use clickfunnel to create content for the referral partneors to use with infusion soft tracking the results being keep in the infusionsoft back end?

    Paul

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Paul

      Thank you for your question. I can’t see why that should be a problem. On each step of your “funnel” you can choose to lead people to an external page.

      So you could lead them to a url over at infusion soft. As long as you just remember to send them back to the next step in the Clickfunnels funnel.

      It’s really very flexible. Also remember that Clickfunnels got 14 days free trial, so you can simply test it out 🙂

      /Rasmus

      • Vedran says:

        Rasmus,

        Great review!
        I am having some issues linking up my clickfunnels with BlueHost. Any way that you can help? I’ve already created a CNAME xxxxx target.clickfunnels.com and in ClickFunnels I have made a new domain. I keep getting a There is no website configured at this address error. Advice?

        • rasmus says:

          Hi Vedran

          Thank you for reaching out.

          Please notice that DNS changes like creating a new CNAME, might take up to 12 hours before working.

          So if you sleep on it, you might see it working when you get up 🙂

          /Rasmus

  7. Gareth says:

    Best review yet!

    I’m using QCC Tracking Software and it won’t allow sales conversions to be tracked on secure https sites.

    As Clickfunnels pages are all https, how I am supposed to track my sales?!

    Newbie alert!

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Gareth

      Thank you for your kind words 🙂

      Regarding your tracking issues, I don’t really have a solution for you. I guess that my best advice would be to contact Clickfunnels. They are quick to reply and listens to input about their product.

      /Rasmus

  8. Jay Talmer says:

    I signed up for the 14 day trial of Clickfunnels and was really impressed with the interface. I do agree that the $97 a month fee is a huge turn off. I’m still using a wordpress and Landing Page Monkey combo which seems to work ok. not as slick as click funnels but much cheaper.

    • rasmus says:

      Thank you for commenting Jay.

      Absolutely, right now I’m waiting for the Webinar functionality to be updated. I’ve been doing webinars a lot lately and having everything in one system will be absolutely awesome.

      /Rasmus

  9. The Image Doctor says:

    Thanks for your review, and dedication to answering these replies!

    I have a client who has converted a ton of written content (that he sells) into VIDEO content. He heard about ClickFunnels and asked me to check it out.

    Here’s what he actually needs…

    1. Email marketing (list management, opt-ins, etc.)
    2. Sales Funnel (list > prospect > lead > sale)
    3. Payment gateway
    4. Membership (paid, controlled, website access)
    5. Protected video content (no download, view only)

    I know I could piece all this together with WordPress and 3-rd party services, but can ClickFunnel support ALL of that?

    Thanks…

    • rasmus says:

      Hey Image Doc 🙂

      Let me try to go through your points:

      1) Yes and no. You can do follow up sequences directly in ClickFunnels which is great for webinar emails sequences (like you can send emails to a segment of people who “Attended the webinar but didn’t see the offer” and other advanced stuff). BUT it’s not an autoresponder. So you probably want to have something like Aweber, Mailchimp or GetResponse.

      2) Yep, it can create ALL the pages for this. This is the force of the product (and you can split test everything and see the conversion in each step).

      3) It integrates directly with Stripe. So you can say that Stripe is the payment gateway, however the credit card can be charged directly from ClickFunnels order pages. Just notice that you have to accept credit cards over a secure connection, so your customer will probably see “clickfunnels” in the URL even though the rest of the pages run on a custom domain.

      4) Yes it does membership pages. However I find the functionality very basic and will probably continue to use WordPress with Wishlist Member.

      5) I don’t believe that ClickFunnels actually host the video, so this is probably not possible in ClickFunnels. The easiest solution for this (and I’ve been through several solutions, some of them very tech’y) is definitely paying for a Vimeo.com subscription. You can upload videos and control what domains each video should be allowed to stream on. The videos cannot be downloaded or streamed on any other domain. Yes it’s possible to do with other solutions as well, however I haven’t found any that was as easy or cheap to do it with. For all new training videos (that are paid at least) I use Vimeo now.

      Let me know if that answers your questions 🙂

  10. Hi Rasmus – you’re doing great work here – I need to review how I go about future builds – the old way is expensive and exhausting.

    Keep running man.

    And follow your script – retire? My ass!

    Paul

  11. Frank says:

    Great review, rasmus, but there is one thing nobody seems to mention about clickfunnels… the cap of *unique visitors a month*!

    If I use the $97 plan, I can create 20 funnels = 1000 visitors/month per funnel = 33(!) visitors a day per funnel. I simply don’t get over this ridicolous small numbers…

    Am I missing something here? I would appreciate to read your 5 cents on this…

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Frank

      I’m totally with you on that one.

      When I signed up in the beta period, there wasn’t any mention of limitations (although I don’t remember if I accepted some terms and conditions that might have said that they would come).

      So as Clickfunnels went out of beta and I saw the limitations (on my $97/month plan), I felt a bit screwed.

      My maximums are:
      VISITS 20000
      PAGES 100
      FUNNELS 20

      So your analysis is not totally off…

      However I’m nowhere near reaching it. So I guess it all comes down to your business plan. Right now there is too much stuff still missing from the automated webinar funnels that I’m having a hard time using it for webinars. That means that I’m still using my combo of LeadPages and EasyWebinar.

      However I’m sure that they will get it ironed out soon. I really like working with the designer, that’s as easy to use as LeadPages, but flexible as OptimizePress.

      /Rasmus

  12. Greg says:

    Hi thanks for the review, I am a new person to all this funnel stuff and I found a similar program that has somewhat the same features bUT cost a lot less. I’m thinking of using instabuilder 2.0 it look ok to me but the say you need wordpress to run it, I have no idea what that means. I thought you make a funnel and point to to the pages you wanted to make your upsell and downsells to I didn’t know you need certain platforms to make this stuff work properly. Do you have any suggestions on this or am I just the novice who doesn’t get this stuff?

    • rasmus says:

      On WordPress there is also OptimizePress (that I’ve also used in the past).

      You can certainly use other products, but the good thing about hosted solutions like LeadPages and Clickfunnels is that they track your conversions and generally do really good converting templates you can use.

      So you don’t have to be a conversion specialist yourself.

      If price is an issue, you could try and start out with OptimizePress or LeadPages.

      /Rasmus

      /Rasmus

  13. Chel says:

    Hi Rasmus,

    Very interesting review you got here.

    I am wondering which is best to use. I am planning to use SiteSell SBI to create my website and turn it into a membership site later on. I just need your view on which is the best way and perhaps cost effective for me. Would it be using aMember or ClickFunnels?

    Both of them actually works with SBI, I am just thorn on which one to choose.

    Thanks in advance.

    Cheers!

    Chel

    • rasmus says:

      I don’t think I would use SiteSell. Now I don’t know it, but prefer to use WordPress for anything website related.

      When it comes to selling membership sites and online courses, I would really recommend Simplero.com. I’m using them for all my online courses AND you can even build your membership in there. It’s only $100 per month but you can register for free to try it out (only cost you money when you want to charge your customers).

  14. Ivanka says:

    I live in Canada, can I do this business. I have been looking long time for right company to be part of it. How do I make money of this website. I only looking to make 800 Can -100 can. I not want to become rich over night. Thank you

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Ivanka

      You still need to be selling something… Clickfunnels doesn’t help you create a product. It is designed help you get leads and sell your product.

      /Rasmus

  15. vaggelis says:

    Hi there,

    i have a question, do you need an ontraport or infusionsoft account to upsell through clickfunnels?

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Vaggelis.

      No need for any of those.

      It integrates with Stripe for payments (where you only per a transaction fee, no monthly fee for Stripe)

  16. Mae says:

    Is there a way to know if people watched the webinar or not?

    Can clickfunnels tell us what date and time each person chose to view the webinar?

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Mae

      It can send out different emails to people who attended the webinar and those that did not. As far as I remember it, Clickfunnels can even send out emails to those who didn’t see the offer presented in the webinar (logged off early).

      /Rasmus

  17. Anjali @GutsGo says:

    I use SBI and GoTo Webinar subscription.
    By Using Click Funnels, can I do away with my website on SBI and also the webinar subscription on Go To Webinar.
    Please help to understand.

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Anjali

      I’m not quite sure what SBI is?

      You can do webinars without GoToWebinar but please notice that you need to use Google Hangouts on Air (free) for the actual video.

      But it integrates seemingly with Clickfunnels.

  18. Marianne says:

    Hi Rasmus,

    I’m actually following up on Frank’s question (March 1, 2015) regarding unique visitor overages. Have you since learned of the cost for overages? It’s easy to conceive that someone with multiple funnels will go over their allotted monthly cap. I have looked high and low for this information on Click Funnels’ site and elsewhere, but cannot find any mention. And I cannot find a contact email for customer service to ask this question. I’d like to use this company, but would like to know what to expect in additional fees. Thanks for the thorough write up!

  19. Oriana says:

    Hi Rasmus!

    I had a quick question that I haven’t found the answer to yet.
    – Is it best to build my site with Clickfunnels instead of wordpress? Or do I keep my wordpress and link all my optin and membership funels to clickfunels?

    – I’m concerned that since im using wordpress and a specific web analytics tool to see user actions, having wordpress and clickfunels wont allow me to see the whole picture. So I wondered if I did it all in clickfunels it might save me time and be more centralized.

    Thanks in advance!

    • rasmus says:

      Hi Oriana

      I would still keep my WordPress site if I were you, and only use Clickfunnels for landing pages and salesfunnels.

      Also while it does contain some membership functionality, it’s pretty basic and I still prefer to use WordPress and Wishlist Member for my memberships sites.

      But you can signup for a 14 day free trial and test it out yourself!

  20. ClickFunnels says:

    There’s only one problem with what you’re saying Ramus, and it’s how AWESOME ClickFunnels is. WOOOHOO!

  21. Dr E says:

    Can one clickfunnels account and different funnels be pointed to different domains? For example my membership site on one url and my ecommerce site on another?

  22. Tamara says:

    Hi..great feedback ..new question based on current events: It seems that SamCart is all the rage as a one page sales page that you can add everything to..including Papal and payment plan pricing….I love ClickFunnels so much and am thinking of using them but now I am soooooo confused if SamCart is the better choice (though I realize it is not for funnels and landing pages as much as CF is)….is this something where I need BOTH because there are great aspects and different aspects to SC and CF….or can CF do what SC is doing too and then I can just buy CF and avoid paying for SamCart too? Please advise….if I have to get both I will…..but if I can choose one…well that is more cost effective.

    Also…I got easywebinar too…….is CF as good as easywebinar…or do i need to keep easy webiar (I like that EW allows the webinar in the viewers timezone…and you can add boxed comments from prior webinars….can CF webinar area do this too?

    Thanks so much for your advice,
    Tamara

    • rasmus says:

      Hey Tamara

      Thank for you comment. You ask about how CF compares to other systems, but you cannot compare them to each other.

      Clickfunnels is first and foremost a page builder, that has through an integration with Stripe can sell products as well. SamCart (and I’m using Simplero.com myself), is an ecommerce solution first and foremost.

      So they will most likely complement each other. The same goes with EasyWebinar. It’s a webinar platform first. The webinar functionality in Clickfunnels is super basic. And here I’m personally using WebinarJam that I prefer over EasyWebinar.

      /Rasmus

  23. Hi Rasmus,

    first of all, thank you very much the value you give in this detailed review of Clickfunnels. I watched the video and the read the review including all comments.

    I am though confused by the differences/upside/downsides of using Wishlist vs. Simplero for providing membership content like a video course.

    I am giving live trainings and workshops and want to offer the content as individual video courses as well as ongoing membership courses.

    Can you please explain or point me the right way?

    I also downloaded your ebook and I am looking forward to dive into it.

    Thank you for your contribution.

    • rasmus says:

      Hey Amir

      My recommendation would be to just use Simplero for all the course delivery. I’m using WLM because I used it before getting on Simplero, and like that I have a little more design freedom. But when that is said, there is a lot more extra work by having my content in a WP site using WLM.

      With Simplero you also get hosting for your videos, so Simplero basically does it all (although the sales and landing pages doesn’t look that convincing which is why I’m using Clickfunnels for this – and before LeadPages).

      /Rasmus

  24. Jordan says:

    Hey Ramus!

    Thanks for all the info! I’m trying to figure out how to integrate clickfunnels with WordPress… We are currently building a membership website on WordPress (using memberpress) and built a membership funnel using clickfunnels (I prefer not to use their membership option as it’s too limited for what I need).

    So there’s a gap…when someone goes through my funnel and signs up for membership (aka converts), there’s no way for my actual membership site to know that they are now a member and have a log in/access… any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    • rasmus says:

      Hey Jordan

      Clickfunnels has a WordPress plugin (that I’m also using myself), however certain “page types” can’t be used in your WP site.

      I don’t have my membership sites on CF. CF a really cool page builder, but when you get to the e-commerce functionality and also membership sites, you realize that it’s not there it has its strengths.

      /Rasmus

  25. May says:

    Hey Ramus

    Thanks for the great info provided!
    I’m looking to also sell training videos. You mentioned Simplero as a good option. How does this compare with something like New Kajabi.

    Thank you.

    • rasmus says:

      Hey May

      I haven’t really looked much into the “New Kajabi”, but I hear great things. I did try out the “old Kajabi” and was really disappointed.

      My main issue with systems like this is that they are US centric. So I really doubt that Kajabi can create an invoice that is legal here in Denmark.

      For example, on paper I really like InfusionSoft, however it has a pretty steep learning curve and often overkill if you’re a one-person operation (hey you can’t even buy it unless you also buy a “consultant” to help you set it up), but even when paying from $300/month and $1500 setup consultant, you’re left with a system that can’t even sell in the Danish currency (Kroner – DKK). The response from their support? “But we support Euro” (like Europe is one big country ;)).

      So a lot of these systems have trouble when it comes to Europe.

      When that is said, I’ve heard a lot of good about New Kajabi and their designs a least look better then Simplero (although Simplero will launch new design possibilities within a couple of months).

      Hope it helps.

      /Rasmus

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