ClickFunnels Review & Demo by Real User (2020 Update!)
Hey Folks – Jeff Lenney here with my full ClickFunnels review. If you’ve never heard of ClickFunnels by Russel Brunson, you’re about to get quite the introduction!
Anyways, I NEVER review a product unless I get it, use it, and make sure it does what it claims. That was certainly the case with ClickFunnels, so let’s get to the reason you’re here:
Table of Contents
- 1 Clickfunnels Review - What Is It All About?
- 2 Here's How ClickFunnels Works:
- 3 ClickFunnels Review: Who is Clickfunnels for?
- 4 Now, onto the reason you’re here – How Does ClickFunnels Work?
- 5 My Own Example: ClickFunnels Leads Funnel
- 6 ClickFunnels Pricing
- 7 Does ClickFunnels Offer Any Training?
- 8 My ClickFunnels Review & Final Thoughts
Clickfunnels Review - What Is It All About?
I got it, let me show you in my updated 2020 ClickFunnels Review!
Important: I spent a lot of time putting my clickfunnels review together, and chances are I'm STILL adding more to it as you read this. So grab a drink, make sure you're comfortable, and let me know in the comments below if you have any questions! 🙂
The ClickFunnels web page has an AMAZING video that really sums up sales funnels in about 3 minutes, click below to give it a watch:
The Powerful Clickfunnels Landing Page Solution? (Video)
If you’d rather not watch the video (and you’re free not to), let me give you a brief summary then:
What DOES ClickFunnels Software do, Exactly?
I still find that a lot of people are confused or thrown off by the term "funnel".
What IS a sales funnel, or a ClickFunnel exactly?
Let me explain, using McDonalds as an example!
Did you know that it costs McDonalds $1.91 in advertising to get you into the drive through...?
And when they sell you a burger for $2.09... they ONLY make $0.18... 🙁
But... when they upsell you fries and a coke for $1.77 more... they make (and more importantly keep $1.32 profit).
Yes, 8 times the profit of the initial sale!
Pretty cool, don't you think?
But... what does that have to do with you?
Well, If you're like most people who sell stuff online...You setup a website, and you started selling your product. But just like McDonalds, even if people are buying it, after your advertising costs, you're probably not left with enough to even cover your hosting bills. 🙁
And that's when you realize... that if you want to make it online, you can't sell from a flat website. You need to do what McDonalds did, and setup a sales funnel.
- But instead of having people go through a drive-in window, online they go through a "capture page" where you can gather their contact information and follow up with them through email...
- Then instead of selling them a burger, you have a sales page created to sell your initial product...
- And while you're probably not going to offer your customers fries and a coke, you could upsell them on your other products and services.
This is what we call a "Sales Funnel". Where website visitors can come in the top, And cash comes out the bottom.
You have seen it work at McDonald's, you have seen it work on Amazon... and you KNOW it will work for you.
So, you decide to create your first sales funnel, But after weeks of trial and error, You ask yourself... WHY did it have to be so hard?
All you wanted to do was to sell your stuff online.
But instead you spent weeks (maybe months) playing with web builders, hiring designers and programmers BEFORE you ever made your first penny online.
And to be honest ... well, that seemed kinda backwards.
Shouldn't there be an easy way to create high converting Internet Marketing funnels, without having to hire an entire staff?
Yep - and THAT'S why ClickFunnels was created - a simple way to easily create sales funnels that convert!
To be successful online, there are 2 essential tools that you HAVE to have...
- An email autoresponder
- And Clickfunnels
Go see why ClickFunnels is awesome, and then get your free account here:
"Quickly Create Beautiful Sales Funnels
That Convert Your Visitors Into Leads And Then Customers..."
Here's How ClickFunnels Works:
ClickFunnels was created so that entrepreneurs like you, who aren’t programmers and who don’t know how to code, can easily build beautiful pages inside of a sales funnel, to grow your company online!
The ClickFunnels Landing Page Builder:
- Clickfunnels helps you guide your visitors step-by-step through the entire sales process (so they don’t get confused or LOST, and leave)
- With ClickFunnels, you can point your customer straight to the ONE product or service they need most to help solve their problem
- Using ClickFunnels, it's super easy to follow-up with your visitors, even after they leave your page!
ClickFunnels Gives You The Tools & Features You Need
- A Simple Drag and Drop Webpage Editor
- Smart Shopping Cart With 1 Click Upsells
- Email and Facebook Marketing Automation
- Everything Organized In One Simple Dashboard
Clickfunnels Is A Website And Sales Funnel Builder For Entrepreneurs. While Clickfunnels can be used for many things, it's main uses fall into the following 3 categories (click to expand each):
You can use Clickfunnels to:
(Click to expand each option)
Generate New LEADS That You Can Connect With…
Create simple funnels that quickly capture your visitors’ contact information, so you can generate new leads to follow-up with again and again, even after they leave your page!
Create beautiful pages and funnels that are pre-designed to walk your traffic through each step of the sales process, and convert them from “visitors” into actual paying customers who benefit from your products…
Also, you can add “1 click upsells”, and dramatically increase your revenue per customer!
When you upgrade to ClickFunnels Platinum, you can also connect or reconnect with your audience anytime, anywhere using multi-dimensional marketing.
You can send highly-targeted messages to your customers through email, social, text, and desktop notifications.
(That means, your messages can get delivered straight to your customer, no matter where they’re at, or what they’re doing!)
You can do more, of course - but those are the primary uses.
ClickFunnels Review: Who is Clickfunnels for?
Honestly, ClickFunnels is for anybody who wants to grow their online business and reach more customers using high-converting sales funnels!
- Info Product Creators
- Ecommerce Funnels
- Network Marketing
- Local Small Business
- Bloggers & Affiliate Marketers
Can I REALLY build a Sales Funnel with Clickfunnels in 10 Minutes?
Short Answer, Yes. Honestly, you can probably do it in 5...
As you're learning in my clickfunnels review, one of the most important elements of a successful sales funnel or lead page begins with a simple and well-constructed landing page.
Essentially, your squeeze page is the ‘entryway ’ into your funnel and if it fails to convert visitors into subscribers, you’re going to find yourself struggling to build your subscribers up.
Landing Page Lead Magnet Ideas:
If you're not sure what you can offer as a Lead Magnet to get leads into your funnel, Worry not, even the newest newbie can find something of value to giveaway! 🤓
There is PLENTY of training on that within the Clickfunnels members area, but here are a few of my favorite giveaways:
You could offer:
- Free Report
- Free Ebooks
- Free Designs or Templates
- Free Graphic Packages
- Free Video Guides
- Free Tutorials
- Free Sample Chapter (from a paid product)
- Free e-Courses, Newsletter, Magazine
Best of all, these are all VERY easy to do. It’s simple, but it works – and it works quite well!
It should go without saying, but make sure that your funnel page looks professional with a clean template and simple layout.
Clickfunnels templates are PERFECT for this. You can throw them together in minutes without knowing a single thing about ‘coding’ or html/php.
Now, onto the reason you’re here – How Does ClickFunnels Work?
Having used other funnel builders, and switching over to Clickfunnels from a leading competitor – I had a good idea coming in as to how to use it before I even began writing my clickfunnels review.
Honestly, it can do a lot....
Let's just focus on the Funnel Builders for now...
What I didn’t expect was how EASY it is to use, and how diverse the templates are. What ALSO blew me away was the vast amount of FREE training available, not just on clickfunnels but on marketing in general.
When you first go to build your funnel, you're given two choices - the Cookbook Builder , as well as the Classic Funnel Builder.
- Cookbook Builder Process - Explore different types of funnels and pre-done Funnels in this "Cookbook" style process and find the right Funnel for your business.
- Classic Funnel Builder - The original step by step builder that's super simple and giving a basic funnel scaffolding fast. Select from Lead, Sales, or Event Funnels!
The ClickFunnels Cookbook Builder (New Method)
This is the 'new way', and I must say - it's very much a nice approval over the old/original/O.G. method (below)!
All of your available funnel types & styles are available on one screen. If you're looking for a certain funnel type or a funnel for a specific industry, you can use the filters on the left to narrow things down:
TYPE OF FUNNEL
Again, there are quite a few funnel types. It may SEEM overwhelming at first, but I promise once you find the 2 or 3 styles you like and will be using frequently. You quickly get over that worry, and realize it's quite easy to use, and laid out in a very use friendly manner!
There is a learning curve, but once you accept that, your experience improves drastically.
You find you're learning and getting things done MUCH quicker than you ever imagined!
ClickFunnels Types of Funnels You Can Build:
There are quite a few of them, so just click to expand the blue box below to see the full list!
- Video Sales Letter Funnel - Use video to sell your products or services through a VSL funnel
- Auto Webinar Funnel - Create auto webinars that automatically sell your products around the clock
- 2-Step Tripwire Funnel - Use a low ticket front end product and then upsell them your others products
- Membership Funnel - Create a membership site and sell access to it through this funnel
- Product Launch Funnel - Built anticipation for your new product with our product launch funnels
- Invisible Funnel - Sell access to an event, but charge them after it's over if they like it
- Lead Magnet Funnel - Give people an ethical bribe in exchange for their email address
- Survey Funnel - Find out who your visitors are first and then send them into the right funnel
- Sales Letter Funnel - Use a traditional sales letter to sell your products or services
- Application Funnel - Have people apply to work with you through an application funnel
- Homepage Funnel - A traditional "website" that pushes people into your core funnels
- Squeeze Page Funnel - Use curiosity to generate leads with this simple two page funnel
- Bridge Funnel - Generate a lead, then bridge the gap before you send them to the next funnel
- Reverse Squeeze Page Funnel - Give value first, then ask for their email with a reverse squeeze funnel
- Live Demo Funnel - Demonstrate your product through your own live demo funnel
- Daily Deal Funnel - Make an irresistible offer to get new customers (Nickname: Groupon Funnel)
- Summit Funnel - Grow your list and build your following by running a summit funnel
- Ask Campaign Funnel - Find out what your customers actually want before you create it for them
- Webinar Funnel - This funnel will get people to registered and attend your webinar events
- Cancellation Funnel - Create a survey asking people why they are leaving then try to save the sale
- Storefront Funnel - A traditional ecommerce "website" that pushes people into your core funnels
- Hero Funnel - Let people know who you are and how to connect with you
The Classic Funnels (Old Method)
IMPORTANT - the below info on the 3 Types of Funnels is from the old/classic Clickfunnels builder - as a NEW member you can get access to 100+ PRE-BUILT funnels of all types
Here’s how easy it is to get started.
Step 1: Click “Add New Funnel”, you’ll be given three primary choices:
- Build a Funnel to Collect Emails and build your email list
- Build a funnel to sell your product or services
- Build a funnel to host a webinar and grow your audience
- (You’re also given a 4th option, to Create a Custom Funnel)
Anyway, for sake of example - let me show you how to build a "Generate Leads" funnel, this is the one type of funnel I use 90% of the time:
My Own Example: ClickFunnels Leads Funnel
Okay, so there are still quite a few options for this type of funnel - you can do anything from Bridge Funnels, to Survey Funnels, and Lead Magnets. I this example, I'll quickly build a Leads Funnel, using clickfunnels and a few minutes of my time! 🤓
1.) Clickfunnels Leads Funnel
So just to be clear, A lead magnet funnel is similar to the other optin funnels, except you are actually giving away something in exchange for their email address. It may be a report or video, but it’s typically something tangible that they are exchanging for their email address.
In this example, I’m going with the Lead Magnet Funnel, to Collect Emails and build my audience/base.
My own lead-magnet funnels are structured in a 2-page layout, like this:
- Opt-In Page (Lead Magnet)
- Thank You Page (includes a download for a lead magnet, PLUS affiliate link for another product I’m promoting)
- After this, they’re on my email list and I can promote more offers to them, as well as build a solid reputation with them!
You're given 8 FREE Lead Magnet Funnel styles initially. Once you sign up you can get OVER 100 FREE Sales Funnel Templates added to your account, by simply watching the initial training videos.
There ARE some PAID Funnels available as well, but these are VERY specialized for businesses such as restaurants, Real Estate Agents, Gyms, Doctors, Dentists, etc. If you're just starting out and don't own a business like this, these won't apply to you. 🙂
I'm going with the "Conquer The World" Styled Funnel in this example. I click to select it, and add it to my account (there are HUNDREDS of funnels available, so they're not all in your account initially to save space).
I choose the theme, customize it EASILY, and in about 3 minutes I have THIS beautiful opt-in page & thank you page created!
FYI - This e-book cover and page are a joke do NOT take them seriously! 🙂
(Common, 1 Million in 1 Hour, that's Funny...right guys....right?)
Anyway - I created a few funny eBook covers years ago, including Underwater Yoga for Badasses, and the 240LB Diet Plan (To Lose 240 LBS in 5 Days).
This was VERY easy to do, it's a drag and drop styled page builder, and being that this template was pre-designed for me, I just had to replace a few images, and add my own text & logo.
While I chose to keep my pages VERY simple, you can add a BUNCH of things to them such as videos, popups, audio players, text message signup/notifications, countdown timers, social share icons, pricing table, custom menu options, Facebook Comments, and a bunch more. The design looks amazing, and it's definitely a favorite tool in my online arsenal.
You can also set up A/B testing for your opt-in and thank you pages to see which one converts the best/ This shows you in REAL TIME what's working, and what's not!
There's a lot more things you can do for automation, such as text message alerts and more, but that's a bit more advanced and I won't get into it now.
There are MANY different types of funnels available, let me quickly go over 2 of the other popular ones
2.) Clickfunnels “Sell Your Own Product” Funnel
ClickFunnels also has the perfect solution for those who want to sell their own product. While you CAN customize the steps and pages 100%, the image above shows the layout of a fairly successful funnel you can quickly build with the software.
I’m not going to demo the above funnel as it’s a bit extensive, but the process is the same as with the opt-in funnel. You choose the steps for your funnel, the fully customizable steps, and layouts, and start driving traffic!
Let’s take the example image above for example:
- Your Visitor Lands on your Squeeze Page (Landing Page) and is presented with your lead magnet (remember my 8 Favorite Free giveaways from further up in the review?) usually in exchange for their email address.
- After they sign up, they’re presented with an offer of something for sale. This could be immediately after signing up, or a day or two into your autoresponder sequence.
- After they purchase your core offer, they’re presented with an OTO (One-Time-Offer) as an upsell to the original offer. This is generally not something that’s required, but something made to improve the results they get with your core offer.
- After this, they land on your Thank You Page and are given access to their download(s).
Now, don’t let the above scare you, that’s actually an easy one BUT it’s meant for people who already have their own products.
For affiliate marketing and list building I keep my own Clickfunnels MUCH, much simpler and they work like a charm too, without even having my own product!
3.) ClickFunnels “Webinar” Funnel
Now THIS Clickfunnels feature is 100% Bad-Ass! You can chose to build a funnel leading to registration for a LIVE webinar, or a webinar replay for evergreen lead generation!
The Funnel Consists of 3 Steps:
- Webinar Sign Up
- Confirmation Page (Thank you Page)
- Live Webinar
Clickfunnels flawlessly works with GoToWebinar (and I’m told other Webinar platforms are coming) and allows you to add leads as easy as clicking your mouse a few times.
Again, for this funnel, you get to choose from quite a few different styled templates ranging from simple short pages, to video squeeze pages (Aka Landing Pages) with testimonials and more.
(The below clickfunnels templates are just SOME of the ones already included with your clickfunnels membership)
ClickFunnels has two options, clickfunnels on it’s own, and ClickFunnels with the Backpack and Actionetics bundle. I’ll go into pricing option in the chart below.
ClickFunnels + Backpack + Actionetics
Super Simple Website Builder & Smart Sales Funnel Builder.
ALL of the features and benefits of ClickFunnels PLUS…
With the click of a button, you can instantly create dozens of different type of sales funnels, including optin funnels, sales funnels, webinar funnels, membership sites, and more!
Integrates with your favorite shopping cart CRM’s and Email Autoresponders!
Backpack – Run Smart Affiliate Programs Inside Your Funnels!
20 Funnels, 100 Pages, 20k Visitors/mo.
Actionetics – Create Smart Action Funnels (Email, Text Message and MORE)!
And Much More…
And Much More…
Price: $97/Month After 14 Day Trial
Price: $297/Month After 14 Day Trial
What Is “Clickfunnels Backpack”?
If you read the comparison chart above and find yourself asking “What is Clickfunnels Backpack?” – you’re not alone! It’s actually a super cool feature, BUT probably not needed if you’re a complete newbie, or not launching your own product anytime soon. 🙂
Backpack Is The EASIEST Way To Create Your Affiliate Program, And Scale Your Business…(without scaling your workload or advertising dollars!)
Backpack is for existing business owners, product owners, or those that want to allow affiliates to refer new customers to them in exchange for a percentage of each sale that particular affiliate sends over.
You can do quite a lot with it actually, but I won’t go into that all here.
Watch the video above for a quick explanation of backpack, and how it can possibly benefit you and your business.
What the heck is Actionetics?
Actionetics really helps to takes things to the next level. No, it's not required, and yes you can always upgrade to it later - but let me explain how it works now!
Imagine an autoresponder that doesn't just send emails, but allows you to track which channels your visitors are coming from, segment them based on actions they take and who they are (what they do in your funnels, how socially connected they are, what they purchase and more!), create custom follow up sequences (email, text messages and more!) for each visitor and FINALLY see the TRUE Lifetime Value of each of your customers!
- Action Scores every visitor gets scored based on Recency, Frequency, Monetary Value and Social Scores (RFMS) so you can focus your marketing efforts on people who are most likely to buy!
- Smart Lists Create lists based on actions that people are taking in your funnels and create custom marketing message to each person based on who they are!
- Powerful Email Editor FINALLY create amazing looking emails that are designed to convert! No longer will you have to give up design for conversion. It IS possible to have both with our email editor!
- Action Funnels Build smart action funnels to market to your customers to emails, text messages, move them to different lists based on what actions they take and more!
Does ClickFunnels Offer Any Training?
You know, I often say that you can have the NICEST looking website in the WORLD - but it won't be worth jack without any traffic.
One thing that REALLY sets Clickfunnels apart from the competition is the quality & quantity of FREE training it comes with.
ClickFunnels has FunnelFlix training, included! 😎
With FunnelFlix you get a TONNNNNNNNN of training on not only using Clickfunnels, but EVERYTHING you could possibly need to be successful with it.
- Success Paths Training.
- Documentaries Training.
- Funnel Building Training.
- Copywriting/ Sales Training.
- Traffic Training.
- Business Strategy Training.
- Product Development Training.
Then you also get the Funnelology Training, Two Comma Club Consulting, and the Clickfunnels Community.
With Clickfunnels you're not JUST paying for the funnel building software, but you're paying for a UNIVERSITY WORTH OF EDUCATION in online marketing.
Where I recommend starting
My PERSONAL Recommended Training are the 2 'Quick Start Guides' included in the Funnelflix portion of the training section.
1.) The 30 Days To Success Training
You suddenly lose EVERYTHING in your business. You lose all your money, your list, products, your name, and your reputation.
EVERYTHING. All you have left is:
- A ClickFunnels account
- Internet Access
- A roof over your head
- Food in the fridge
- And just 30 days to make money.
What would you do from Day 1 to Day 30 to Save yourself?
The Clickfunnels team asked 30 Two Comma Club winners this question.
What you’re about to experience is a compilation of each entrepreneur’s day to day plans to rebuild their business and their lives from scratch.
Use any one of these 30 detailed business and funnel plans to start, rebuild, or launch your very own million dollar funnel and business.
2.) The Affiliate Bootcamp
Russell Brunson asked his top-earning affiliates the same loaded question:
“If you HAD to feed your family with nothing but your Affiliate Commissions and you only had 100 Days to turn this hobby Into Your FULL TIME CAREER, what would you do each day for the next 100 days until you were full time?”
They each laid out their entire game plan in step by step detail, where they share with you EXACTLY how they’d go from hobby to Full Time commissions over a 100 day period. Discover how affiliates are earning 40% recurring commissions for ClickFunnels, and a whole lot more. All YOU have to do is follow their lead.
Watch some, watch them all - they're BOUND to get your mind spinning with tons of creative ideas! THESE are the people you want to learn from, they started off where you are now, and have found their way to success online using Clickfunnels.
There are also 2 more coming very soon:
- The Affiliate Bootcamp
- The ECommerce Training & Brick & Mortar Business Training.
But wait, there's More! 😁
On top of the quick-start trainings, there's also full feature documentaries, more training on Funnel Building, Business Strategy, Personal Development, and (my favorite) COPYWRITING & SALES training!
On top of this, there is also LIVE daily training on various topics!
Russel really has taken clickfunnels and built not only the best tool for creating awesome funnels, but...
... he's turned it into a full online university as well - at a fraction of the cost!
The training is AMAZING, it's broken up into smaller 'easy to digest' segments, so you're not overwhelmed and having to watch 3 hours at a time for one lesson.
⚠ CLICKFUNNELS FREE STUFF ALERT!! ⚠
Once you register for your free 14-day trial, you'll be taken to a series of 4 "on-boarding" videos with the opportunity to get a few free gifts - BUT you do need to watch them first.
All you need to do is watch about 24 minutes worth of videos which (honestly) will make your experience with Clickfunnels go much smoother, as a lot of the basic questions you will have are answered right there.
Then you'll be able to add the following to your account, and wardrobe 🙂
- 100+ Bonus Templates
- A Free FunnelHacker T-Shirt
- Funnel Builder Secrets Lite
The Training will teach you the basics of Clickfunnels, and answer some question you'll likely have later if you don't watch it:
- Introduction - Overview
- Length Of Video 0:46
- Length Of Video 0:46
- Step #1 - Creating Funnel
- Length Of Video 9:19
- Length Of Video 9:19
- Step #2 -Types of Funnels
- Length Of Video 4:47
- Length Of Video 4:47
- Step #3 - Editing Pages
- Length Of Video 7:29
The Videos do a GREAT job at explaining the most commonly asked questions, and save you the hassle of having to look them up later.
The Funnel Builder Secrets (Lite)
The Funnel Builder Secrets Lite Training also comes with some additional Homepage Funnels for you to download, the - again - are NOT included with your account otherwise!
Also included (with Funnel Builder Secrets Lite) is a set of 10 Modules titled "Your First Funnel, From Zero to Launch" that walks you through EVERYTHING, step-by-step, in an "over the shoulder" manner. I learned a lot from these videos, as I know you will too.
Your First Funnel - From Zero To Launch (Bonus Training):
Seriously, take 24 minutes, WATCH THE TRAINING VIDEOS - if you don't you'll likely be asking things later. 🤓
You're welcome to skip this training, of course, but I don't advise it.
My ClickFunnels Review & Final Thoughts
Well, if you've read my Clickfunnels review up to this point, thank you! It's probably 4-5,000 words up to this point, so I appreciate your dedication! LOL
I know I've written quite a lot, but to be honest - there is a LOT to cover.
If you can't tell, I'm a huge fan of Clickfunnels and it's been nice to see Russell Brunson grow his company in the way that he has. It's easy to see why Clickfunnels has a bit of a cult following. It's a solid company with solid leadership - dare I say, one of the best in the industry.
Over the past few years (I first created my Clickfunnels account in 2017 or 2018). I've seen the training updated CONSTANTLY, the Funnel Builder get BETTER & EASIER, and the community (the forum, and the Facebook group) grow and become quite helpful as well.
There is plenty of documentation on everything, the customer support is great (though a bit slow at times), and the affiliate program - of course - is amazing.
Pricing is competitive and you get a LOT more training (which you can fully access with your 14 day trial) than all of the competitors offer, combined. My advice, take a leap of faith and immerse yourself in the 14-day Trial.
Do NOT let yourself get overwhelmed with ClickFunnels, there is a LOT of content, but if you stick to and focus on just one thing at a time. It flows together nicely and you get that "ah-ha" moment you're likely looking for. 😎
I hope you found this Clickfunnels review useful, please drop a line below and let me know if you have any questions!