Is there an alternative to ClickFunnels by now?

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Dear fellow marketers,

I'm extremely unhappy with CF and am looking for an alternative to build multiple funnels. I don't want to combine tools but have all in one. Therefore, Lead Pages is not an option. I also don't mind to pay a fair price, if the program works smoothly, the tutorial videos are really helpful and the support system works. Or does anybody know of a new funnel program to come? If there isn't an alternative, can anybody please create such a program?

Thanks for any recommendations.
#alternative #clickfunnels
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Kajabi is an all in one.

    Or if you're using Wordpress then thrive themes is probably the best option around.
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Thank you, Michael. Is fee content save on WP/Thrive? I'm also wondering, can you create upsell/downsell, affiliate, membership and webinar funnels with Thrive?
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      • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
        Originally Posted by businessrebel View Post

        Thank you, Michael. Is fee content save on WP/Thrive? I'm also wondering, can you create upsell/downsell, affiliate, membership and webinar funnels with Thrive?

        Hi, yes and no.


        Yes, you can do all that and more by getting the tools you need outside of thrive such as member Mouse (what I use for memberships), Go to webinar etc.


        Why would this be optimal?


        Well, you own it. If any of the pieces break, they change, they change their rules, a better mouse trap is built or for any other reason, you can switch in a heartbeat.



        If you're in a system like CF of Kartra and you don't like the direction they're going, they go out of business (it happens), it breaks etc. Your screwed.



        But the funnels themselves, yes, you can build them right in thrive.


        Just my experience is all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
    Well, Frank Kern and Andy Jenkins just launched Kartra with is now a direct competitor to click funnels.


    It's cheaper and does more.

    Plus, Frank wrote all the copy that you can use in your funnels and emails.


    But, for me, it's Thrive all the way.
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    • Profile picture of the author gjfukit
      Oh wow, if Frank Kern wrote the copy for Kartra, I'll check it out just to have in my swipe file for ideas. Thanks for tip! (edit: just checked out Kartra and I'm pretty sure you can set up his whole landing page in Thrive as well)


      CF was my gateway drug into IM but I just recently started with Thrive and I'm personally happy with it as well. As a newbie to IM, CF makes it too easy for you to be dependent on it without really understanding website design and how SEO works with title, h1 tags, etc. Plus, there are many stories of CF going down intermittently.


      With that being said, my hosting company went down for a few hours last week so I'm now looking at how a backup hosting company might work.



      Do any of you have a secondary server for your Thrive Themes? I've been looking at siteground as backup to A2


      Originally Posted by Enfusia View Post

      Well, Frank Kern and Andy Jenkins just launched Kartra with is now a direct competitor to click funnels.

      It's cheaper and does more.

      Plus, Frank wrote all the copy that you can use in your funnels and emails.


      But, for me, it's Thrive all the way.
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    • Profile picture of the author vegaspro
      Originally Posted by YourBizAid View Post

      Kartra will handle all our needs and some . Give them a trial...
      Katra is insanely expensive
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  • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
    Thank you, guys. This was very helpful. I'll try both.

    Wishing you all great business success :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author hectorj
    Who neeeds clickfunnels and it´s expensive membership when you can have wordpress and instabuilder. Oe time payment of 67 a think and that´s it. You can create tons of funnels with it.

    Beside instabuilder, there are some other WP plugins to build funnels, that to be honest to build a funnels you just need the following:
    1 Page for your landing page/squueze page
    1 Page for your tahnk you page
    1 Page for OTO 1 if you have
    1 Page for DS 1 if you have
    1 Page For OTo2 and so on, pretty easy to do with instabuilder.

    You just need to integrate an autoresponder which is not difficult at all as well.

    I hope it helps.
    Oh I forget, what you think looks more professional ?
    1. yourname.clickfunnels.com, or
    2. yourname.com ?
    Think about

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    • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
      Originally Posted by hectorj View Post

      Oh I forget, what you think looks more professional ?
      1. yourname.clickfunnels.com, or
      2. yourname.com ?
      You can use your own domain with Clickfunnels or Kartra and it is easy to set that up.

      As for any platform each has it's pros and cons and anyone would need to decide what they want to do.

      The big mistake I feel a lot of people make is focussing too much on what system or set up to use instead of getting on and making content and selling it.

      People should work with what they've got and what they can afford.

      If you use a paid SAAS then make sure you have your content backed up elsewhere in case you ever want to move.

      Best regards,

      Ozi
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      • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
        Ozi, you're right, with CF you can use your personal domain name. Since I'm better at creating content than at the tech stuff, I need a system that is very easy and simple.

        I'll keep that in mind regarding backing up the content. Great tip. Thank you very much.
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Hector, thank you for taking the time. This sounds really very interesting. Guess I'll have to check out your option too.
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    • Profile picture of the author Slippers
      Originally Posted by hectorj View Post

      Who neeeds clickfunnels and it´s expensive membership when you can have wordpress and instabuilder. Oe time payment of 67 a think and that´s it. You can create tons of funnels with it.

      Beside instabuilder, there are some other WP plugins to build funnels, that to be honest to build a funnels you just need the following:
      1 Page for your landing page/squueze page
      1 Page for your tahnk you page
      1 Page for OTO 1 if you have
      1 Page for DS 1 if you have
      1 Page For OTo2 and so on, pretty easy to do with instabuilder.

      You just need to integrate an autoresponder which is not difficult at all as well.

      I hope it helps.
      Oh I forget, what you think looks more professional ?
      1. yourname.clickfunnels.com, or
      2. yourname.com ?
      Think about

      Regards
      Hector J
      If you like IB you should try Thrive. Trust me you'll never go back. I've used both.

      As for yourname.clickfunnels.com. You can totally connect your own domain. I would never use them though. I like to own my content and funnels.
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      • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
        Thank you, Slippers. I have heard a lot of good things about Thrive.
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  • Profile picture of the author catwoman216
    There is Power Lead System which gives you the ability to create capture pages, sales funnels, as many sub-domains as you want, AMAZING training videos and built in auto-responder. You can promote ANY business with Power Lead System. Everything that you need in one link.


    Passive and residual income, 50% match bonuses on passups, $100, $400 and $1000 one-time commissions.
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Thanks, Catwoman. I'll check that out. It looks like there is no way around trying and testing different systems and find my favorite one.
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckievee
    Anyone have any feedback on using builderall for funnels?

    Just wondering if it is a viable competitor to Click funnels, etc.

    Seems many youtube videos on builderall talk about how much money they are making promoting it but I wonder how many are actually using it to build funnels and websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ruci Balewai
    have a look at ConvertKit and see if it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Orion3003
    Try this OP,

    https://www.convertri.com/

    much more faster and cheaper than clickfunnels.

    Otherwise just use thrive, the set up is more technical though
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Great advice, Orion. Thank you. I'll look into it.

      By the way, are you aware of the meaning of your nickname Orion3003? If you chose that name with the full understanding of its meaning, chapeau.
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  • I agree with using ThriveThemes.

    They have almost everything you need for list building. Multiple useful plugins including landing pages and templates, quizzes, sign-up forms, etc.

    And because you are building it on your own website you will always own it. Just back it up.
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    • you will just need to integrate a few other plugins to use it to its full extent. You can even style your membership pages I think.
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      • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
        Originally Posted by Rocky Mountain Dude View Post

        you will just need to integrate a few other plugins to use it to its full extent. You can even style your membership pages I think.
        Can you share with us which plugins will be needed? Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Originally Posted by Rocky Mountain Dude View Post

      And because you are building it on your own website you will always own it. Just back it up.
      Where do you back Thrive up?
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    If you are using Wordpress, Thrive Architect is a good option you should consider.
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  • Profile picture of the author ayushsocial
    Originally Posted by businessrebel View Post

    Dear fellow marketers,

    I'm extremely unhappy with CF and am looking for an alternative to build multiple funnels. I don't want to combine tools but have all in one. Therefore, Lead Pages is not an option. I also don't mind to pay a fair price, if the program works smoothly, the tutorial videos are really helpful and the support system works. Or does anybody know of a new funnel program to come? If there isn't an alternative, can anybody please create such a program?

    Thanks for any recommendations.
    I'm also not happy with them. I might get some dev to develop a funnel wp plugin for my requirements.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Yes, there are alternatives.

    1. Instalbuilder - if I can remember and spell that correctly

    2. Optimize Press - which I have been using since 2012

    3. WP Profit Builder - an all-in-one plugin by Sean Donahoe


    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author WarWizard
    Builderall is a fairly good, lower priced alternative, if you're not technically inclined and don't want to be fiddling with WordPress. But if you like and can work with WordPress, Thrive Themes with all its plugins does a fantastic job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    I've just signed up for Kartra.

    WOW IT'S FREAKIN AWESOME.
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Originally Posted by Michael Meaney View Post

      I've just signed up for Kartra.

      WOW IT'S FREAKIN AWESOME.
      I signed up too and must say, that I like it much better than CF. However, once I'll understand how to set up funnels on Kartra, I will try out Thrive.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by businessrebel View Post

    Dear fellow marketers,

    I'm extremely unhappy with CF and am looking for an alternative to build multiple funnels. I don't want to combine tools but have all in one. Therefore, Lead Pages is not an option. I also don't mind to pay a fair price, if the program works smoothly, the tutorial videos are really helpful and the support system works. Or does anybody know of a new funnel program to come? If there isn't an alternative, can anybody please create such a program?

    Thanks for any recommendations.
    Couldn't you use your own domain/hosting and build it yourself instead of using CF or an alternative?
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      Couldn't you use your own domain/hosting and build it yourself instead of using CF or an alternative?
      Unfortunately, I'm very untalented with all that technical stuff. Instead of creating a funnel myself I'd rather create 3 online courses at the same time. All that technical stuff is a beg nightmare for me. The more automation, the better.
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      Couldn't you use your own domain/hosting and build it yourself instead of using CF or an alternative?
      Sorry, I misinterpreted your question. Yes, you can use your own domain for CF and Kartra as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amit Patel
    I'm using OptimizePress to build my sales funnels. They are good for the one time fee they have.

    You also get templates and if you become a club member then you can ask for template designed for you.

    They have their own theme but can work perfectly with your current theme.

    I have used CF for 2 to 3 months and then jumped to this. Have not found any problems with adjusting to the new platform.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jwilliams1
    Plugtalent.com...It provides detailed contact tracking along with powerful contact nurturing tools to help you organize your marketing campaigns. It automates the process of finding and nurturing contacts through landing pages and forms, sending email, text messages, web notifications, tracking social media, Webinars, and integrating with your CRM and other systems.
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  • Profile picture of the author chillstepper
    I found Kwikfunnels to be cheaper and easier to use.
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Originally Posted by chillstepper View Post

      I found Kwikfunnels to be cheaper and easier to use.
      Never heard of that one. I'll check it out. Can you do the same like with ClickFunnels?
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Optimizepress is the answer.

    In a world that includes OP, why would you use anything else?
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Optimizepress is the answer.

      In a world that includes OP, why would you use anything else?
      OP was amazing, one of my sites still runs on it - but it took ages to set up, the learning curve was steep, at least for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      Optimizepress is the answer.

      In a world that includes OP, why would you use anything else?
      I used to use OP, but then we had to delete it because it caused problems.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Brazen
    I am loving ClickFunnels, but Kartra is looking really good.

    I have WP Profit Builder but do not like its page builder as you cannot edit on the page itself.

    If I were you I would take a serious look at Kartra. Looking very promising.
    I mean look at that super marketing team of Mike Filsaime, Andy Jenkins and Frank Kern.
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    • Profile picture of the author businessrebel
      Originally Posted by Jay Brazen View Post

      If I were you I would take a serious look at Kartra. Looking very promising. I mean look at that super marketing team of Mike Filsaime, Andy Jenkins and Frank Kern.
      I agree. These guys really know what they're doing. You can't beat that. I'm currently testsing Kartra.
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  • Profile picture of the author top1marktr
    It depends what you want to do. If you want to build opt-in pages/ sales pages there are many plugins in wordpress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bryan
    Builderall is one of the most robust and affordable solutions as you can start for $9.90/month with 1 site but you get hosting, SSL cert and lead gen tools minus the AR at the plan. The lead gen tools alone would cost you 3 figures with Wordpress like exit pops, social proof popup service, split testing and more.

    I recommend you use the Builderall's Pixel Perfect builder for the Web Presence plan if you just want to create quick and easy landing/optin pages, because you get your site hosted with SSL, a bunch of templates and all the lead tools as I mentioned above.

    The other plans are worthwhile as well because you can add a lot more sites and there are many more digital marketing tools included, such as VSL creators, webinar, App creator, Autoresponder and more.
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