Want to build your website or landing page for your business.
There are many platforms and tools to build but not all platforms are the same and selling online is not about creating an attractive website or landing pages. You need to build effective Sales Funnel which is the most important part of Online Business.
Leadpages is a standard landing page builder. Many people use it when they first start out building an Online Business. Indeed it’s a great tool but the truth is you need more than just a landing page to build a successful Sales Funnel. That’s where ClickFunnels comes in.
There is a big difference between Leadpages and ClickFunnels, here’s a comparison of the two:
Leadpages is a lead generation tool and a Landing Page builder. Building landing pages from scratch is a challenge. But Leadpages simplifies the process by helping you create mobile-friendly, adaptable landing pages. Leadpages also integrates with your Email Service Providers. So that you can get details of your leads and further nurture them through Email Marketing.
Leadpages is an effective, easy, fast, affordable way to create high converting Landing Pages. You need not have any coding knowledge.
- Create unlimited landing pages using drag-and-drop customization.
- Host landing pages on unlimited domains.
- Create advanced dynamic page elements (Ex. shop buttons, widgets, countdown timers, etc).
- A/B testing features to help you compare landing page versions and/or elements, such as your opt-in form
- Publish on any site.
- A variety of mobile-friendly landing pages that adapt to every kind of screen.
- Analytics tools to monitor landing page performance
- Integrates with a wide variety of platforms to help you in providing good Marketing Service to your leads once you capture them. Integrations include various email marketing tools, CRM software, webinar platforms, and more. Etc
They provided free trial and after a 14-day free trial, you can choose from 3 pricing plans:
- Standard $25/month
- Pro $48/month
- Advanced $199/month
In the Standard Plan, you miss out on key features like unlimited A/B testing and online sales and payments.
Just as Leadpages, ClickFunnels will help you build landing pages but it also has a host of other unique features. It will not only help you to build pages, but it also helps you build your Sales Funnel.
Along with Landing Page templates, ClickFunnels provides full-funnel templates. You can choose from various tried and true funnel strategies that are known to drive conversions online.
- Create unlimited sales funnels from templates that work.
- Customize your pages with their simple drag and drop editor.
- Integrates with a variety of third-party platforms. But you can also use ClickFunnel’s internal tools to build a fully-functioning sales funnel.
- A/B test your funnels, funnel pages, or elements of a page. Test headlines, videos, buttons, images, web copy.
- Custom CSS, padding adjustment, color adjustment, and more.
- Build sales funnels for any purpose, be it webinar signup, lead generation form, product sale, etc.
- Email autoresponder software including pre-designed email templates.
- Actionetics follow-up funnels.
- Add extra pages to your funnels, such as one-click upsells, membership areas, order forms, and affiliate centers.
- Website hosting.
- API connectors.
- Campaign analysis. Get a visual chart of your funnels. Monitor the performance of your lists. Identify your best performing funnels.
ClickFunnels is the best tool for freelancers and small/medium businesses. They provide a 14-day free trial, no credit card required. Plans start at $97/month. ClickFunnels offers a premium plan for $297/month. This includes unlimited landing pages, funnels, and traffic.
How To Transform From Landing Page To ClickFunnels
Step 1: Set Up Your ClickFunnels Account
Once you sign up for ClickFunnels you can access your account profile. Here you need to provide relevant information like your business name, address, phone number, etc. ClickFunnels will send you a free t-shirt after you finish your first funnel, so don’t skip over this stuff.
Next, you need to set up are your timezone and language settings. Make sure these references are accurate.
Another important thing to check is your affiliate settings. Anybody who signs up for a ClickFunnels account automatically becomes an affiliate. You can get a 40% commission on anybody you refer to the platform.
On your affiliate settings page, you can choose whether or not you want the ClickFunnels affiliate badge to appear at the bottom of your pages:
Step 2: Add Integrations
ClickFunnels comes with a lot of important integrations that you need to set up before building your first Sales Funnel. Integrations are the second option below the account details tab.
Integrating your autoresponder
The most important integration you need to add first is your autoresponder. So if you use a third-party tool for email marketing, you can add that in here. ClickFunnels shows a long list of integrations that you can choose from. You can even find your email marketing tool there.
Choosing your payment gateway
The next important integration to set up is your payment gateway. Again ClickFunnels offers a variety of integrations to choose from here. The most popular option is Stripe. So select your integration and follow the setup instructions provided.
Setting up your SMTP
SMTP is the system Clickfunnel uses to send system emails such as transactional emails for products purchased. You can use your own third-party SMTP provider or use Clickfunnel’s integrated one. Fill out the necessary information to set this up.
Step 3: Transfer Your Domain
The next thing you need to do is transfer your domain. Assuming you already have a domain name registered, you can easily switch it over to ClickFunnels after signing up. If not, ClickFunnels can provide you with a domain and hosting.
What you need to do at this step will depend on your situation. There are different instructions for transferring over domains from various hosting providers. Refer to ClickFunnels to help articles on the topic and follow the instructions relevant to you.
Step 4: Set Up Outbound Emails
The next thing you need to do is set it up so you can send outbound emails from ClickFunnels. Assuming you have Actionetics installed on your account, go up to the Actionetics tab and click Email lists.
Then you can name your new list. Add descriptive tags to differentiate the different kinds of lists you plan to have, such as “Options” or “Abandoned cart.”
Then you click “Create New List” and you’re good to go. If you already had listed before when you were using Leadpages, you can add them to ClickFunnels by clicking “Import Contacts.”
Once you set up your lists, it’s possible to create your follow-up sequences. Then move on to creating your first sales funnel with ClickFunnels.
Step 5: Build Your First Funnel
Now you’re ready to build your first funnel. In order to do this, you’ll need to have both your account information set up and your autoresponder set up. So be sure to follow those steps first.
Now from your dashboard click “+New Funnel”.
This will take you to the classic funnel builder where you choose the goal of your funnel:
If you choose a “Sales Funnel,” next you’ll be prompted to name and tag your funnel. This is much like you did when building your lists.
Next, you’ll be taken through a series of funnel steps that you need to create. These are based on the kind of funnel you’re creating.
In this case, we have:
- Squeeze Page
- Sales Page
- Order Form
- Order Confirmation
- Thank you Page
Start by browsing the templates available and choose the one you like. They’re all-powerful options that are scientifically proven to convert. Click “+Select Template” on the one you want:
One more thing you should do at this point is to go to settings and make sure everything you need is connected properly. Check your Funnel name, group tag, domain, and SMTP configuration to ensure all the right ones are selected:
Now click on “Edit Page” on the Squeeze Page:
Then go to Settings>Integrations. This will bring up your email integration settings:
Here you’ll select your autoresponder tool, whether it be Actionetics (ClickFunnels’ native option) or a third-party tool like Aweber. If you didn’t add these integrations in your account set up, you’ll need to go back and do that before you can complete this step.
After selecting your integration, under the “Action” tab, select “Add to list.” Lastly, you’ll select which list to add them to. If you only created one list in the previous step, you’ll only have one option here.
The next important thing you need to do is add your product since this is a sales funnel. Go to the “Order Form” tab and select an order form template, much like you did with your squeeze page. Click “Edit Page.”
Next, go to the Products tab and click “Add new product.”
Now you can fill out your product details such as:
- Product name
- Billing integration (e.g. Stripe)
You can also select if it’s going to be a one-time purchase or an ongoing subscription.
Go through each tab of the “Add New Product” set up and fill out any relevant information that you might need:
- Fulfillment Email (Fill out the HTML body text you want to display on your Thank you page after purchase.)
- Email Integration
- Shopping (For physical products)
- Affiliates (If you want to offer an affiliate program for your product)
Once you’re done with all of that, click “Create Product” and you’re good to go.
Adding your product and email integration to your funnel were the hard parts. All that’s left now is selecting your templates for each stage of the funnel and customizing them to your needs.
Most users start by simply replacing the template logo with their own business logo. Then they rewrite the header and body text of the page. But you can also make more advanced changes, using custom CSS, padding adjustment, color adjustment, and more.
When you’re finished customizing your templates, click on your Launch Checklist. This will show you which steps of the funnel still need templates and other missing information you need to build a complete, functioning funnel:
If you accidentally skipped over any of the steps outlined in this post, your Launch Checklist will catch it.