So, What is Clickfunnels? Leadpages Logo
Since Clickfunnels does so many things, it’s hard to tough to articulate just what it is in just one word.Leadpages Logo
Is it a Landing Page and Sales Page Designer/Editor?
To start, it’s a simple to utilize page designer, like we understand from other systems like LeadPages. Similar to LeadPages, they offer a long list of design templates and let you change any content you like, nevertheless, restricted to the fields that the design template offers you with.
This provides you some incredible looking pages without you having to be a designer or designer (or even spend for one).
Over the past couple of years we’ve seen a great deal of these page designers, some offer more liberty, 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 upon templates.
I may sidetrack a bit, however I was actually disappointed with OptimizePress 2.x when it came out, since it was sluggish and I actually simply wanted some nice looking page templates for my landing and sales pages.
And 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.
They are still adding design templates and they are likewise starting a market where you can publish your own templates and even offer them (similar to LeadPages I may include).
However 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, however 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 produce your entire sales funnel inside the system.
However that is not all; Clickfunnels comes not just with page templates but likewise funnel design templates. Wish to make a funnel with a landing for a webinar registration page? That causes a thank you page? That consists of a live webinar page? That has a page for the replay? That leads to a sales page?
No issue, Clickfunnels has you covered.
In fact, you can do webinars and subscription sites straight from Clickfunnels . No have to utilize other systems. I understand that LeadPages also have some templates for webinars, but they do not have the option to send out e-mails to different sections, like “send out email to all who did not take part” or “send email to all who enjoyed but didn’t see the offer”. Clickfunnels can do this!
Heck, I’m currently utilizing the Easy Webinar Plugin and it can’t section e-mails like this.
Another thing to note is that Clickfunnels even does billing best inside the system. You can in a few minutes connect a Stripe account with your Clickfunnels account and bingo! You can now make sales directly from inside your sales pages in Clickfunnels.
Exactly what I like about Clickfunnels
So why am I actually excited about Clickfunnels?
First of all I like its concentrate on the whole funnel! More costly CRM systems like InfusionSoft normally have a focus on the lead/customer and how their habits are, gradually, and can also setup processes that individuals get through, however, they do not have a page designer that is as easy to utilize (with leading transforming design templates), as well as 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 have the ability to replace 3-4 other systems I’m currently using (like my webinar system, billing system, divided screening system and page designer).
It truly has massive capacity.
What I Do Not Like About Clickfunnels
While it was in beta, there were still a lot of small problems in the design templates. The designer works actually well, however the actual templates are rather defective. Likewise, I discovered numerous design templates where you might not alter all texts, which is type of a program stopper for me when I want to use it for the Danish market (and I can’t alter the English words).
This has improved a lot with the public version 2.x release.
Also the price point might turn some individuals off. Right now the rate point is $97 each 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 change, I believe it’s a rather reasonable prices.
Since I’m the one that is using WordPress for practically everything, I type of miss out on the remarkable WordPress integration that LeadPages has. Sure, you can embed something on your site utilizing an iFrame, however that’s just a “hack”.Leadpages Logo
So rather of having the landing page directly on your website, you will typically develop a subdomain and point that to Clickfunnels. That indicates 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 attempt to do everything, you might refrain from doing the individual thing along with others who are concentrated on this. I have not tried the subscription part of Clickfunnels, and I probably won’t change my WordPress and Wishlist Member combo out anytime quickly.
If you do not get any technical skills, do not need paying a designer each time you need a page, but still want leading converting landing and sales pages? Then Clickfunnels need to be something you would wish to have a look at.
I have been a satisfied consumer with LeadPages up previously; however, I have not seen anything like Clickfunnels to date. No other item tries to integrate the whole sales process like Clickfunnels does.
Clickfunnels Review: Powerful Ways to Use the System
I’ve actually passed a huge procedure of time on this evaluation and using Clickfunnels so I’m relatively sure I’ve had enough experience to guarantee a part of ground here.
However in case you believe 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 pleased to address questions you may have about Clickfunnels.
A Quick Overview of the Benefits of Clickfunnels
It’s very simple to utilize
The only system to offer you a complete sales funnel overview together with an exceptional page designer
You can develop an unlimited number of sales funnels, webinars, membership sites, landing and sales pages.
You can do divide screening easily without external tools
Tracking conversion throughout your entire sales funnel has actually never been simpler
You pages look awesome on tablets and smartphones with complete responsive design
Manage your brand 100%; from domain to the emails being sent
So here’s ways to setup an automatic webinar inside Clickfunnels
I have actually taped a video that reveals you the entire procedure. You can enjoy it right here:
* I suggest that you see the video in full screen mode! NOTICE THAT THE VIDEO IS OF THE BETA 1.x VERSION OF CLICKFUNNELS
The video will show you the best ways to:Leadpages Logo
- Use an automated webinar funnel template
- Use the page designer
- Developed targeted e-mails to your webinar individuals
- Setup split screening of the webinar registration page
- Set up the webinar funnel straight on your own domain
Below I have actually also highlighted the most crucial actions.
1) Select the automated webinar sales funnel template
Clickfunnels comes with a lot of different funnel design templates These are essentially “done for you funnels” where you just need to alter the text.
In this example, I simply choose the funnel called Automated Webinar, however there are a lot more funnel templates like the “Launch Funnel” that provides you a total Jeff Walker style launch funnel complete with optin page, 3 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
- Release funnel
- Membership funnel
- Sales video funnel
- 2 action funnel
- Micro connection funnel
- Youtube pages
- Tripwire funnel
- Blackbox funnel
- Thank you pages
- Affiliate center pages
- Presell pages
- Podcast pages
- 404 pages
- Prelaunch pages
- out pages
- Double opt in pages
- Squeeze pages
Wow, right? I think you get a concept of the huge potential of Clickfunnels from this list.
2) Select the page templates
Next comes up the template wizard where we have to pick a template for each page in the funnel.
Clickfunnels Automated Webinar – select page template.
This is incredibly basic to do, and bear in mind that split testing is built in, so you can quickly test two various templates against each other. In the automated webinar, you have to pick design templates for the following pages:.
Those are the real pages in the wizard; nevertheless I typically likewise include a sales page to the end of the funnel (considering that I want to offer something on the webinar).
After the wizard the funnel is shown perfectly as a list of pages where I can track the conversion from each action to the next.
Clickfunnels Automated Webinar – Funnel Overview
3) Write the copy for the pages
Next I enter into each of the pages and change the copy so it’s appropriate to my webinar.
The Clickfunnels editor is very simple to utilize. I didn’t think it could be a lot easier than LeadPages, however I have to confess that the Clickfunnels page editor works incredibly well. It’s easy and fast to alter all the texts and images, and it’s likewise easier to jump between actions in the funnel right from within the editor.Leadpages Logo
4) Select automated webinar times
Likewise notice that you can of course still do live webinars at a particular date and time utilizing Clickfunnels, it’s just the automated once that are a bit restricted performance (and I believe that this will alter when the platform develops).
5) Setup the e-mail sequence
In the last step I edit the automated e-mails that go out to the webinar participants.
Clickfunnels can target different audiences among the webinar signups.
– As the name implies, it targets all who register to the webinar.
- Missed webinar
– People who register, but didn’t see the webinar.
- Participated in however missed deal
– Individuals who observed a few of the webinar however did not beat around until the deal was sent.
- Saw deal however didn’t purchase
– Individuals who did see the deal however did not decide to buy.
– Individuals who acquired your item.
Each of these sections can be sent out at different times based upon the date and time of the webinar. So you can send out reminders out to everybody before the webinar starts, and you can target individuals who saw the offer but didn’t buy 2 days after the webinar.
6) Setup products and up sells
Lastly, you barely require adding a sales page and any you may desire in your funnel. It’s just as easy as editing the webinar pages.
Which’s it, in the video above I go through, all the actions revealing you precisely how doing it.
How Does Clickfunnels Stack Up Against the Competition
But as I wrote in the start, there are other page builders out there. So how does it match up versus these?
( If you wish to see contrasts 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 truly gratified with my LeadPages membership. They have some incredible design templates and a quite steady system that simply works.
Their support is great; nevertheless they have a great deal of consumers so not super fast.
Clickfunnels has an even better editor (in my viewpoint) than LeadPages and they have a very quick assistance. But that might be due to the fact that they are a brand-new service and they do not have that lots of clients.
Nevertheless Clickfunnels actually surpass the whole page designer thing. While LeadPages also has design templates for webinars, they are simply that just templates. They look awesome, however do not contain any unique webinar performance. You can sign up and view the webinar.
LeadPages does however have an awesome WordPress integration and you can even download the raw HTML and stick it by yourself server if you wanted to. They likewise have other functions like the LeadBoxes that produces good popups on your page.
Now this is just my own analysis of the circumstance, however I think that LeadPages has felt the breath of this newcomer in the neck, due to the fact that lately Lead Pages have had a really aggressive technique for getting you to either upgrade or extend your subscription for 1-2 years. But once again, it’s simply great service to bind your customers to your platform for a longer period, so possibly it’s simply an coincidence.
The Clickfunnels variation 2.0 is a pretty huge re-write from the beta version that I original dealt with (and blogged about). So a lot of the “beta bugs” have actually been straightened out. So they are truly working hard on getting the system ideal.
So today, I’m considering canceling my LeadPages account.Leadpages Logo
Clickfunnels vs OptimizePress 2.x
I was never ever actually that fond of OptimizePress 2.x. I really liked OptimizePress 1.x and simply wanted more and much better looking design templates in 2.x. Nevertheless they created a super slow drag and drop page home builder. Now it has most likely improved, but there were a ton of bugs when they initially launched it. I bought it, but have actually actually never utilized it for anything other than tests.
Initially OptimizePress 2.x had one advantage over page home builders like LeadPages and Clickfunnels, which was that it was possible to entirely alter the design template. That implies adding new items or eliminating existing. However with version 2.x that is now likewise possible in Clickfunnels. And it works way better (not to state way much faster) than the OptimizePress editor.
I think it’s a deliberate option from LeadPages (and initially likewise for Clickfunnels prior to they changed it), since it’s a lot easier to offer you some rocking templates that are currently converting and getting them to transform for you to. So you cannot actually mess the design template up excessive.
However I still believe that Clickfunnels has done the ideal thing by making the editor even more flexible, while still providing some kick ass templates.
So there you have it, I’m actually delighted about Clickfunnels.
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