In this review, I take you behind the scenes of ClickFunnels so you can see for yourself just how super easy it is to build a powerful sales funnel for making your business highly profitable.
Name: ClickFunnels (CF).
Cost: 14-day free trial Click. Then it’s $97/month or $297/month.
Co-founders: Russell Brunson & Todd Dickerson.
My Overall Score: 9/10.
Are you ready to discover how to take your business to a whole new level on the internet?
Then continue reading my FULL review for the lowdown on THE #1 funnel building software…
ClickFunnels – You’re Only ONE Funnel Away…
My experience with ClickFunnels so far has been nothing short of awesome. And in my opinion, it’s the best sales funnel builder on the web – even if some folks do think it’s costly lol.
Excuse me for being so biased here, but it’s the truth!
What exactly does the ‘CF’ software do, you might be wondering?
The software from Russell Brunson enables you to design beautiful high-converting landing pages and also sales pages that can be tied in for promoting your products or services.
Brunson’s ‘drag n’ drop’ builder really simplifies the process of funnel creation – making it such a breeze and super duper fun to do.
How a Sales Funnel works in a nutshell…
A visitor lands on your squeeze page, they opt-in to your email list, they’re offered a number of products or services to purchase, and you make a handsome profit when they buy.
Because that visitor has also agreed to receive your emails, means they could become a “repeat” customer – really ramping up your profits.
A sales funnel really isn’t that complex to understand, especially once you’ve built one with the helping hand of Russell because you can clearly see all the moving parts.
Anyone Can Benefit From ‘CF’, Even Noobs!
One of the best things about the software is that any type of online or offline business owner can use it without needing any design or technical skills whatsoever.
Heck, even your 70-year old Aunt Mable could build a funnel!
Whether you’re an Affiliate Marketer or Network Marketer, into eCommerce or Drop Shipping, a Power Seller on eBay, someone who creates webinars, a book author or a brick and mortar biz owner – the ‘CF’ builder is for YOU.
Whatever business you’re currently building (and in need of more customers or even struggling to make profitable), Russell’s platform can certainly help you in that department.
“But what if I don’t even have a Biz, Neil?”
Mr. B runs a free step-by-step Affiliate Bootcamp – which shows you exactly HOW to use ‘CF’ for promoting his awesome products here for 40% commissions (some even “recurring” ones) and becoming a highly successful Affiliate Marketer.
Funnel Building Has Never Been so Much Fun…
OK, now that I’ve briefly discussed ‘CF’, let’s pop the hood to see how this baby works (step-by-step).
To help you get started off on the right foot, Russell has introduced a fun gameboard called “The 7-Day Challenge” for easily building your first funnel quickly.
The gameboard consists of 5 areas – each one giving you a funnel building task.
What’s also super cool about the gameboard is that you’ll be awarded prizes when you complete the tasks each day.
This fresh new approach to constructing funnels is especially ideal for newbies, so Come on Down!!!
The main funnel building process…
Step #1: Choose Your Funnel Design
There are 22 funnels to choose from based on your industry and the type of funnel that you wanna build – whether you intend to generate leads, sell a product, create an event or do something entirely different.
Here’s just a small taster.
#2: Select a Template
For every funnel design, you have a bunch of templates to pick from. Simply choose one that you find appealing.
An example of some themes available for the “Lead Magnet” funnel.
However, if you’re feeling really creative, you can also put your artistic skills to the test by picking a blank canvas to work with.
You even have the option of using premium themes created by other ‘CF’ users and designers, but we’ll get to the subject of pricing very shortly.
#3: Edit Your Funnel
This is the VERY exciting part because you get to play around with your funnel and design it just the way you like it.
You can easily add your own imagery, create your own buttons, and also edit the text on your page – using various Typography font styles and sizes.
But that’s just the tip of the iceberg because you get access to HEAPS of features inside ‘CF’ that go hand-in-hand with building profitable pages.
Without going into too much detail, you can also:
- View your pages on both desktop and mobile before publishing
- Integrate an autoresponder
- Create SEO Metadata for the search engines
- Insert tracking code for monitoring your results
- Add custom CSS (for advanced web-designers)
- Add/change background imagery & add YouTube videos
- Create & choose to show a pop-up
- Add/manage Sections, Rows, Columns & various Elements
- The opportunity to run split testing campaigns
In addition, you have the option of adding your own personal domain name to your funnel for strengthening your brand. You can either register a domain via ‘CF’ or use an existing one.
See exactly how the software works in more depth…
Although there seems to be a lot to take on board, especially when it comes to the editing options – Russell will help you to get to grips with his ‘CF’ software in no time at all.
You’ll be a WHIZZ!
Are Ya Gonna be Shown How to Build Funnels?
When it comes to the training side of things, there are stacks of options available for helping you to get your funnels off the ground.
#1: You can request a free training demo of the software prior to your free trial.
#2: You can take part in the gameboard challenge (as previously mentioned) – where Russell walks you through 5 different areas over a 7-day period for starting your first funnel.
#3: Register a seat for the advanced “Funnel Hacks” webinar training.
#4: Plus Russell has created numerous free/paid products for building extremely profitable funnels:
- 108 Proven Split Test Winners
- The Funnel Hacker’s Cookbook
- Funnel Graffiti
- Funnel University
- DotCom Secrets
- Expert Secrets
- The Perfect Webinar
- Marketing In Your Car
- 10X Secrets Masterclass
- One Funnel Away Challenge
- Marketing Secrets Blackbook + Binge Guide
- Funnel Fridays
- Funnel Scripts
So there’s certainly no shortage of training resources for creating a successful business with the ‘CF’ software, I assure you that.
Is Help Available When You’re Stuck?
As far as help and support go, you can either contact a member of the customer service team via the chat feature or use the Docs tab for finding advice and answers from the team.
And if you really wanna mingle with other ‘CF’ users, there’s a couple of Facebook groups you can join for getting support from funnel builders with all experience levels.
Firstly, there’s the official ‘CF’ Funnelhackers community FB group with 190,000+ members!
Secondly, there’s the ‘CF’ Avengers community with 50,000+ members! But this FB group’s reserved for ‘CF’ “affiliates” and also Affiliate Bootcamp members only.
What’s The Cost of ClickFunnels: Will it Leave a Hole in Your Pockets?
In my opinion, absolutely not because ‘CF’ is an investment in your future, at the end of the day.
You have 2 membership options available – both “monthly” plans come with a 14-day free trial:
- Standard => $97/month OR $997/year (2 months free)
- Full Suite => $297/month OR $2,997/year (2 months free)
In addition to these costs, you have the option of buying “premium” template themes for creating your funnels.
The theme prices can vary anywhere from $47 to $297 per design and the costs also depend on the type of funnel you choose to build.
PROS vs CONS of ‘CF’
- You get 2 weeks to try before you buy
- There’s a 7-day challenge for helping you get the ball rolling + prizes
- Get everything you need for building profitable funnels
- Additional training + support is included
- The funnel building process is quick & easy
- Premium template themes are available to purchase
- Russell Brunson is a reputable marketer
- Some newbies may feel overwhelmed at first
- The price could be an issue for some folks on tighter budgets
- The free template designs are quite limited in mumbers
- Standard membership has limitations when it comes to the number of funnels/pages you can create & also the monthly visitors to your funnels
- Your credit card info is required for the free trial
Conclusion: Is ClickFunnels Worth it?
Despite ‘CF’ having a few cons, I can honestly say that it’s a fantastic tool for quickly and easily building funnels for growing your online or offline business.
I especially love Russell’s 7-day (5-part) gameboard idea because it not only simplifies the funnel building process for beginners but also adds that extra fun factor.
Besides, who doesn’t love a few prizes, huh? 😉
$97 – $297 per month may seem a little costly for some folks, but in my opinion, the ‘CF’ software pretty much pays for itself MULTIPLE times over once you have a high-converting funnel in place.
My Final Verdict: Highly Recommended!
Your Friend, Neil 😀
If you have any questions, thoughts or experiences with ‘CF’ that you’d like to share, we’d love to hear your thoughts below…