CLICKFUNNELS ALTERNATIVES (With All Due Respect To This Robust Funnel Builder Platform)!
Got Money? Got Big List? Got IM Dreams?
(If so, ClickFunnels is #1)
Since Clickfunnels was founded by Russell Brunson and a partner, right on the heels of an earlier pioneer in the space (LeadPages), the company has grown by leaps and bounds.
The early innovation that powered ClickFunnels to its status as a $100M+ per year software company was how well-suited it was to the needs of sophisticated Internet marketers.
Instead of just being a "landing page builder", it was really designed to emphasize the needs of a full-stack internet marketer, especially in 3 specific ways:
1. "Funnel Builder", Not Just "Page Builder" or "Landing Page" Builder:
The "Funnel" aspect (sequenced, interconnected pages with dynamic redirects, with an interface for ordering the linked pages in the right sequences, as well as having easy mechanisms for upsells, downsells, and converting the clients) made Clickfunnels a favorite over category pioneer LeadPages for the most sophisticated and aggressive entrepreneurial marketers.
2. Membership Site Creator, Not Just Funnel Builder:
Most internet marketing, online business, and "make money online" entrepreneurs and marketers, have to master 3 BIG MARKETING DOMAINS to succeed online:
- Traffic/Lead Generation
- Lead Conversion/Follow Up Marketing
- Monetization / Revenue Generation
By bundling a membership site builder with the funnel system, and landing page builders, Clickfunnels covered #2 and #3 for internet marketers. Powerfully effective!
3. Affiliate Income & Affiliate Education Program
Not only was the product an early hit with internet marketers, quickly rivaling LeadPages in popularity, it was further supported by the in-built monetization stream for its customers (the Clickbank Affiliate program) and some very sophisticated thought leadership marketing (online courses, webinars, youtube, etc) that would eventually become perhaps the most robust of its kind.
Today it extends to books, paid and free courses, challenges, virtual and live events, memberships and masterminds and more.
Russell Brunson's aggressive hustling to evangelize his product cannot be looked at with anything but respect and awe.
Going back to the affiliate and partnerships program, the generous commissions and strategically designed educational support (and conversion funnels) meant that funnel marketers, consultants, and agencies could directly monetize their recommendation of Clickfunnels.
Additionally, unlike the affiliate program at LeadPages, you didn't have to be a paying customer of Clickfunnels to be an affiliate). Everyday internet marketers could get paid very well - on an ongoing basis - for recommending the product.
This blew the roof off the top of what was already a "highly recommended" platform.
The rest, as they say, is history. Clickfunnels hasn't looked back since.
... But there's a valuable new monster on the "funnel technology" racecourse ...
It's called 10xPro.IO
10xPro: MY PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE TO CLICKFUNNELS
(a.k.a. "Why ClickFunnels Is Only My 'Side Piece' Funnel Builder In My Own Business")
10xPro is shockingly impressive
(I say this as a customer and a dedicated researcher of the category). That's the only reason why, despite the high praise I showered on Clickfunnels in the section above, I still went with 10xPro for my main business platform online.
Here's a brief overview of why.
It helps any marketer fulfill the Big 3 ONLINE MARKETING DOMAINS.
- Lead Gen? (Built-In SEO-optimizable website and blog builder included)
- Funnels? (Built-In Funnel pages, Quiz, Survey, Webinar Funnels, and more)
- Income? (Built-In Membership Portal/Mgmt, Online Courses, Forums, Social Walls, Order Bumps, Upsells, External/Offline Product Mgmt, Your own Affiliates,Payment Pages/Shopping Cart, etc)
Education? Very, very loaded. Hype-free Funnel Education. Online Business, etc.
Income? Just about every model is accounted for by a meticulous, detail-oriented, marketer who codes (See "Who is John Lint?") and his team.
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PLAY FUNNEL MARKETING FAST TRACK
There are as many different ways to use 10xPro as there are ways to market a business using the internet; as there are ways to monetize and online audience.
I want to be the World's #1 Authority On How To Get The Most Out of 10xPro (Yes, I want to be more knowledgeable about profiting from using this platform than the creator himself!).
To support my effort in this goal, I've done something a bit ... um, ... aggressive.
I've decided to offer FREE my signature PLAY FUNNEL MARKETING FAST TRACK course along with a specialty rider, to everyone who signs up to try 10xPro through my affiliate link.
Here is a list of SPECIALTY RIDERS:
If you have any familiarity with funnels and the way sales and marketing funnel technologies are marketed online, you've probably found yourself confused about how different types of funnels are categorized:
Some common examples of what we marketers use are:
Email Opt-in Funnels
Facebook Group Funnels
Quiz / Viral Quiz Funnels
Facebook Ad Funnels
Product Launch Funnels
Online Course Funnels
High Ticket Product Funnels
Direct Mail Funnels
Platform Launch Funnels
Just a cursory glance at the list above will tell you that there's no consensus framework for deciding what "funnel types" there are.
Some of the terms above are very widely used, others are only used within the sphere of influence of a specific marketer.
Out of all this, what's most important is how your technologies, sequences, messages, and offers, are connected to YOUR CHOICE OF WHO TO FOCUS ON (target audience), THE DAISY CHAIN OF OFFERS/SERVICES you make to them, and YOUR OVERARCHING STRATEGY for deriving mutual benefit (for you and for them) from the interactions.
Appointment Funnels For Consultants
For years after I started creating lead generation systems and thought leadership platforms for experts, I looked for a simple way to put everything together.
In 2015, I spent over $35,000 dollars and more than 300 dedicated hours of research and concept testing, and began to develop the frameworks - strategy, sequences, systems and statistical pillars - that I would later introduce to the world as the P.L.A.Y. (Platform Launch Activation Year) Funnel Marketing System.
I have had the privilege to guide experts and practitioners in a wide variety of endeavors:
Physicians, Solo consultants, freelancers, coaches, marriage counselors, boutique consulting firm owners, digital agency owners, online course creators, and internet marketers.
In the end, the most important thing about funnels is revenue, retention, and reputation building. With revenue being first and most important.