Are you trying to make money online or bringing your business online? Do you know the secrets of all the experts used to grow and scale their businesses online? Had you heard about ClickFunnels?
The answer is: Sales funnels
But first of all, what is a sales funnel, and how does it differ from a website? A website is like your brochure where you show information about your company, what you sell, and what you do. But a sales funnel is a sales process that guides your potential clients when they visit your business.
It’s like your virtual salesman that will guide your clients through the sales process and convert them. But the difference is, this salesman will work 24/7 without complaining. Also, this is the way you duplicate your best salesman and process for better conversion.
By having a well-designed sales funnel, your sales can be increased dramatically as you now have a complete sales process to convert your customers. Also, you’ll be able to provide more value to your customers.
For me, I’m using ClickFunnels to build all my sales funnels. It enables me to build and launch new sales funnels quickly and start collecting leads and generating sales.
Don’t worry if you’re just starting online or totally without any technical background. By using ClickFunnels, anyone can build sales funnels. You don’t need any technical knowledge to use it.
What is ClickFunnels?
ClickFunnels is a software created by Russell Brunson and his team back in 2014. And just updated to the 2.0 version not long ago. Within 3 years, Russell had built it into a $100 million business from scratch without any VC funding.
The main feature of ClickFunnels is to build sales funnels. But of course, there are also some other useful features like the follow-up funnels, backpack, and FunnelFlix.
And if you dig deeper, it means
- Landing pages
- Squeeze pages
- Membership sites
- Every type of sales funnel you can think of, complete with order bumps, upsells and downsells
Basically, you can start building your sales funnel and start selling your product online without having to hire expensive web developers. And, if you still doubt about ClickFunnels. There are a lot of people who already have huge success in the ClickFunnels community.
ClickFunnels has an award called the 2 comma club award for those who earned 1 million in sales using ClickFunnels. And until now, there are over 737 award winners. You can read their journey here. And of course, there are 2comma club-X and 2comma club-C awards for 10mil and 25mil in sales.
How I Get To Know About ClickFunnels
The first time I heard about affiliate marketing was around 5 years back and ClickFunnels is around 3 years ago. It was from Peng Joon that I learn about this software.
Before this, I had been using WordPress to build websites and pages to review and link to my affiliate product. But then, was not getting much success by that time. However, when I discover ClickFunnels and start implementing what was being taught by Peng Joon in his masterclass. It opens my mind to what ClickFunnels can do.
Instead of working on my usual blogs, I built specific sales funnels for different products as well to optimize the sales process and targeting for the different traffic types. Soon I realize not all traffics is the same. Different traffics need different ways to talk.
For example, hot traffic will be those who heard about your products before, but just need a bit more to convince them to take action, while warm and cold will needs more guidance and persuasion.
If you’re talking to cold traffic the same way you talk with a hot traffic audience, chances are you won’t be converting any of them. To read more about different traffic secrets, you can check out the Traffic Secrets book.
What are the best parts of ClickFunnels?
Feature 1: Easy to use
This is what makes it easy to use for ClickFunnels even for someone without any technical knowledge. To build a page in ClickFunnels, all you need is to start with pre-built templates and start adding different elements and content to your sales funnels.
The basic structure of a page in ClickFunnels consists of different sections, and in each section, you can have one or multiple rows and in each row, you can have different elements. And to change the location of each element, you can simply drag and drop.
From here, you can see how easily we build a page in ClickFunnels.
Feature 2: Pre-built templates
As mentioned just now, there are so many proven to-work pre-built templates in ClickFunnels that you can just select and use. For example, if you want to build a lead funnel, ClickFunnels will create the entire funnel with the steps in it.
Then, you can see from the image above, not only ClickFunnels create the entire funnels with the opt-in and thank you page. In each funnel step, you can choose from the pre-built templates and import them to your sales funnel. And if you need more steps like upsell, downsell, order form, and so on, you can easily click the ADD NEW STEP button.
Feature 3: Reporting and tracking system
One of the very important skills for doing business online is to be able to know your numbers. In the reporting dashboard for ClickFunnels, you are able to see your opt-in rate and sales from each page clearly at a glance.
Through the value on this page, you will know which step of your funnel is having problems and need to be optimized.
Feature 4: The ClickFunnels Community
The ClickFunnels community is one of the largest groups on Facebook. And most of the users are open to helping beginners succeed. Some even prefer to keep the discussion open on the comments of each post instead of DM to make it an open discussion within the community. The group is absolutely free to join, but you need to wait for the group admin to approve before joining.
Now, What’s bad about ClickFunnels?
Bad Part 1: Limited Funnels for the Basic plan
Unless you’re getting the ClickFunnels Platinum or Collective plan which costs you $297 & $1497 per month, you’ll be having a limited amount of funnels.
In the ClickFunnels Basic plan, there are only 20 funnels, 100 pages and 3 domains. This is more of a personal plan, but if you’re doing work for clients, then probably you have to opt for the Platinum plan. But there is one feature that I didn’t mention, the share funnels feature. You can easily share the funnels with your clients when you deliver the job for them and they’ll be able to manage it themselves as long as they have a ClickFunnels account.
Now, for starting ClickFunnels, you can get their 14-day free trial here. Then, you can start to build your sales funnels. If you are starting new, and don’t have any product to sell, you can have a look at ClickFunnels Affiliate Program here. And if you want some training, you can join the free affiliate Bootcamp for a 100-day plan to grow from scratch to super affiliate.