Clickfunnels is a popular platform for building landing pages and mainly – sales funnels. It was created by Russell Brunson and Todd Dickerson.
Clickfunnels was launched in 2014 and has gradually gained popularity with digital marketers and entrepreneurs.
In this guide, we’re going to cover exactly what Clickfunnels is and can do, and look at the best Clickfunnels alternative for your business.
What features does ClickFunnels Include
The Page Builder
What kind of pages can you create with ClickFunnels
- Squeeze Pages (sometimes called Email Optin Pages or landing pages)
- Optin Thank You Pages
- Waitlist Pages
- Coming Soon Pages
- Webinar Registration Pages
- Webinar Thank You Pages
- Webinar Waiting Room Pages
- Webinar Replay Pages
- Webinar Broadcast Room Pages
- Automated Webinar Pages
- Sales Pages
- Product Launch Pages
- Order Form or Checkout Pages
- One Click Upsell Pages (OTO Pages)
- One Click Downsell Pages (or One Time Offer Pages)
- Order Confirmation or Order Thank You Pages
- Membership Areas
- 404 Landing Pages and Error pages
- Testimonial Blog Pages
- Hosting Review Pages
Which ClickFunnels alternatives Will We Review
We’re going to review the main platforms for Clickfunnels alternatives including:
- OptimizePress (our star pick)
- Thrive Architect from ThriveThemes
Thrive Architect is a popular WordPress page builder that launched after OptimizePress and took a lot of inspiration from what James Dyson and his team had created with their WordPress platform. Originally Thrive Architect launched as Thrive Content Builder, and has evolved into a fully-fledged page builder in the past couple of years.
Thrive Architect has a number of nice features including:
- A library of over 200 templates for sales pages, landing pages, launch pages
- Nice page colour optimization features with their colour sync options
- Good range of email marketing service integrations
What we didn’t like about Thrive Architect
The critical thing with Thrive Architect is that although their suite of tools includes a range of different applications, it does not contain a specific funnel building tool. There is no checkout solution so you have to use an external platform (additional cost) to build out your sales processes, and they will then become less custom because you are sending visitors to an external platform to complete their order.
This means that you end up duct-taping solutions together to get what you need to build out your funnel. It also means tracking the results/stats of your funnel is very difficult as you’re switching between solutions to do this.
Frequently Asked Questions about Clickfunnels alternatives
Which options are available with lifetime pricing?
Right now the only option available with lifetime pricing is Groovefunnels. This platform was launched by Mike Filsaime and has been gaining popularity since it’s launch in 2020.
The problem with this tool is that it’s very expensive, and is still incomplete. If you read any reviews online you’ll see that most of the reports are that many of the features are not yet complete. They are planning to release a wide variety of tools including helpdesk, checkout, and many other features, but as of yet these are incomplete and very much lacking in functionality
If you know about the reputation of some of the creators of this software, they don’t always deliver on longterm software support so it might be a good idea to avoid Groovefunnels unless you are confident that the features required to make it a viable clickfunnels alternative are going to be released in the future!
Are Clickfunnels pages slow?
There are many factors that affect page speed on a web page or landing page. These can include images, optimization of those images, the code of the page (behind the scenes) and most importantly, the servers.
Clickfunnels pages are known to not be the fastest out of landing page and sales funnel platforms.
Why does page speed matter? Well if you’re doing any kind of advertising, or hoping to get ranked in search engines, Google and Facebook are rating your pages based on speed. This means slower pages provide a worse experience for their visitors – and therefore they are going to increase your ad costs when your pages take longer to load!
We recommend using wordpress with a good host to ensure your site is fast