If you read my Clickfunnels® review, you’ll have discovered that it’s not exactly cheap – starting at $97 per month – to build sales funnels with it.
I did talk about an alternative sales funnel software option called GroovePages which is less expensive at a single $497 fee and gives you unlimited everything.
But, those starting out or who are limited by tight budgets will probably balk at the cost of those sales funnel and page builder options.
To cut costs further, you could look at adding funnel building plugins to a WordPress site as I discussed here.
But even these plugins are in the $97 to $197 range.
So, if you’re looking for a low-cost solution, that introduces you to the world of sales funnels and where you don’t have to commit to spending a lot of money over time, what options do you have?
Well, there are a few low-cost solutions you can look at.
Just bear in mind that these won’t have all the bells and whistles of their more expensive counterparts.
Table of Contents
- 1 1. Builderall
- 2 2. Convertri
- 3 3. Funnelify
- 4 4. SuperFunnels
- 5 5. FunnelsKit
- 6 Other Alternatives
- 7 Email Sequences
- 8 An Introduction To Affiliate Marketing With Sales Funnels
- 9 Conclusion
- 10 Free Resources:
- 10.1 100% FREE TRAINING: The 3 Step System To Kill Your 9-5 Job Selling Other People's Proven Products
- 10.2 Clickfunnels Affiliate Bootcamp
- 10.3 Secret Funnel Strategy Webinar
- 10.4 The Ladyboss Webinar
- 10.5 Funnel Builder Secrets Webinar
- 10.6 Funnel Fridays
- 10.7 Clickfunnels 14-Day FREE Trial
- 10.8 FREE Traffic Secrets Book
- 10.9 FREE Expert Secrets Book
- 10.10 FREE DotCom Secrets Book
- 10.11 FREE Copywriting Secrets Book
- 10.12 FREE Funnel Hackers Cookbook
- 10.13 FREE Marketing Secrets Blackbook
- 10.14 Lead Funnels Swipe File
Builderall was was created in 2017 (3 years after Clickfunnels®) and takes the approach of providing all the tools a marker needs in one place, for one monthly fee.
It cuts down on the expense of subscribing to several different, independent services.
It’s not a service I use myself, but I’ve heard lots of good things about it from different people who do.
And why it’s worth considering is because they’ve just introduced a funnel building service into their line-up.
Builderall offers 5 plans depending on your needs (each has a different number of features not shown here):
You’ll see at the top of the plans the number of domains you can link to that account plan.
These are your own domain names that will be used to display your pages or funnels and you can only link up a set number of domains per plan.
You can, however, create sub-domains for different pages, sites and funnels on those domains if you want.
The best plan to start with is probably the Marketer plan as you can add up to 5,000 subscribers to your lists.
Being able to add, at most, 100 subscribers, with the Free and Builder plans is a bit limiting, though you could test the waters with the Builder plan.
By way of comparison, autoresponder services like Aweber, etc. don’t include the tools that are a part of Builderall and their fees for storing and managing up to 5,000 subscribers are:
- Aweber: $49/mth
- GetResponse: $40/mth (Basic plan); $69/mth (Plus plan)
- Sendlane: $29.95/mth (Essentials 100K plan); $89.95/mth (Pro 100K plan) – SendGrid pricing is based on number of emails send per month, not on the number of subscribers you have. Sending a daily email to 5,000 subscribers would be 150,000 emails per month and you’d need the Pro 100K plan for that.
- Convertkit: $79/mth
- MailerLite: $30/mth
- MailChimp: $74.99/mth
So Builderall is very good value in comparison, especially as it gives you access to a huge number of additional marketing tools.
Convertri is one of the better known alternatives to Clickfunnels®.
They charge based on page impressions (views).
If you think your funnels will get less than 25,000 views per month, their Standard plan is all you’ll need.
If you feel you’ll get more views than that – up to 100,000 per month – then their Pro plan is the one to go for and it’s only marginally more expensive than the Standard plan.
The prices shown are are what you’s average paying monthly but you do pay your fees annually.
Monthly payment options are available – expect them to be more expensive – but are not listed on their pricing page.
You can see how their features compare to Clickfunnels® here on their Features page.
Convertri’s sales funnel software lets you plan out everything, from opt-in to checkout (if you sell your own products).
And unlike some funnel builders, execution is rapid.
Instead of being limited to linear flows (as with Clickfunnels®), you can use click-and-drag arrows to connect your pages.
And when you’re done, share your funnel with your partners in just a few clicks.
The page editor gives you completely unparalleled control.
There are no rows, no sections, no columns (like Clickfunnels® uses) – just take the element you want, and put it where you want.
Dynamic Text Replacement lets you adjust your page copy based on the keywords in your ads.
You don’t need to build pages for 1,000 different sub-niches with different keywords or text. Building one page and using Dynamic Text Replacement makes page management much more efficient and less time-consuming.
One problem some funnel builders have is that you can’t place page elements exactly where you want.
Convertri allows you to put page elements wherever you need to, right down to the pixel.
Using sales funnel software that runs and displays your pages and funnels on fast servers is one thing, and an absolute necessity. But Convertri also adds page acceleration into the mix so your pages will load instantly without any lag.
This is the newest funnel builder software (at the time this post was written).
It allows you to create affiliate funnels, sales funnels and web pages by simply swiping done-for-you templates, and snapping them into place.
It also allows you to get free traffic to your pages in many different ways.
You get 220 done-for-you made mini-template blocks which allow you to make all kinds of pages by simply swipe & snap.
To make things even easier, you also get 50 done-for-you top ranked full page templates which you can customize any way you want.
Other useful features include:
- No Domains Needed, HOSTING INCLUDED
- No Tech Skills Needed – ALL DONE-FOR-YOU
- NEXT-GEN Fully Cacheable Funnels & Pages
- AUTO-GENERATE Even 9 Times Smaller & Faster Pages
- AUTOMATED Traffic, Leads, Commissions & Sales
- Build an unlimited number of funnels and pages
- Commercial license included – so you can build funnels for your own clients
So what’s the cost?
$27 per year.
You do not get any pre-built funnels where you simply just drop in your affiliate links for the products being promoted.
You use the tool to create your own funnels for whatever you want to promote.
There are, therefore, no email sequences included so, if you want to send out emails to your subscribers – which you should – you’ll have to write those yourself and add them to your own autoresponder service.
Now there are 6 upsells in Funnelify’s own sales funnel.
However, all they do is offer more templates and options for getting more traffic.
The basic Funnelify is a full-blown product, not a crippled one that you have to buy upgrades to make the most of.
You don’t need any of the upsells.
SuperFunnels takes a different approach than Funnelify.
In this case, you get access to a set of pre-built funnels, each of which promotes a different product.
All you have to do is sign up to be an affiliate for those products and place your own affiliate links into the funnel pages.
- Turn 100% free traffic into passive income (allegedly)
- No websites, domains, hosting or tech skills needed – it’s all done for you
- Automate your marketing reach for more sales in less time
- Take advantage of Next-Gen Funnels with ZERO monthly fees or commitments
Again, this is a one-time fee.
So what’s the catch with this one?
Well, with the basic package you only get access to 2 funnels which is a bit limiting.
If you want to promote more funnels, you’ll need to buy the first upsell for $67.
There are 4 other upsells, each for $197, that offer a done-for-you solution, ways to get unlimited free traffic, the Complete 1K System course and License Rights.
If you’re interested in these upsells, you’ll save $50 on each by not accepting each initial upsell.
Instead, select the “No Thanks” option and you’ll be presented with a downsell for the exact same product at $50 off.
This system is a good way to get started with funnels if you don’t want to build your own from scratch.
Clickfunnels® has a feature where you can import a fully built sales funnel – one created by another Clickfunnels® user – and simply replace the links in it with your own affiliate links.
GroovePages doesn’t have a similar feature yet, but it will be added soon.
As far as I’m aware, GroovePages will only be able to import funnels built by other GroovePages users.
FunnelsKit takes the same approach as these two tools to building funnels, just at a far lower cost.
The same drag-and-drop approach to building pages is used.
You don’t get access to Clickfunnels®’ inbuilt autoresponder on its basic $97/mth package.
With GroovePages, you will get access to an inbuilt autoresponder when it’s released in a couple of months.
FunnelsKit, on the other hand, already has it’s own autoresponder included.
You’ll also get access to every email funnel that the folks behind FunnelsKit have created.
These email funnels are specifically designed to get your emails opened and get people to click and buy.
Add them to the built in autoresponder, edit, and make them your own.
This is a feature that none of the other sales funnel software offers.
As with all the other tools, FunnelsKit is cloud-based, so there’s no software to download and install.
And all your funnels and pages are hosted in the cloud so you don’t need to have a separate web hosting account.
How much is FunnelsKit?
$67 one-time fee.
And the catch with this one?
If you want to have access to done-for-you pre-built funnels, you need to buy the first upsell for $97 which gives you 10 pre-built funnels and 2 new funnels each month for $9.97 per month.
If you want more than this, then you’ll need to buy the second upsell for $97 which gives you access to 50 funnels plus 10 new funnels each month for $9.97 per month.
Since the 50 funnels plus 10 per month costs the same as the 10 funnels plus 2 per month package, that’s obviously the better option to go for.
Again, if you’re looking for a done-for-you solution, FunnelsKit is a good choice, especially as you also get the email sequences you can send out using the inbuilt autoresponder.
I’m also offering a bonus package with FunnelsKit if you can’t afford to go with one of the other apps.
I talked about GroovePages in this post so I won’t go into great detail about it here.
It’s another dedicated sales funnel software system, designed to rival Clickfunnels®.
It’s not a low-cost alternative though, which is why it’s not in my list of 5 low-cost solutions above.
GroovePages costs a single $497 payment.
To put that into context, that’s the equivalent of paying for 5 months of Clickfunnels® basic (or 2 months of their Pro level account).
You get unlimited everything with GroovePages too, unlike the Clickfunnels® basic account which does limit how many pages (100) and/or funnels (20) you can create.
What’s the catch here?
Well, GroovePages is in Beta testing right now so not all features in it are active.
Anyone who buys this Beta version is asked to help the developers sort out any bugs and to submit feature requests.
Once GroovePages 2.0 is officially launched, pricing will be similar to Clickfunnels® (actually, it looks like it will be a little more expensive).
The unlimited everything option will also not be available to then new customers who will also have to pay extra for access to the advanced features.
So buying in now, while a bit of a risk, means you will always have access to unlimited everything and you’ll get version 2.0 for free when it launches.
Plus, you’ll get all future updates for free too.
You’ll never have to pay for anything GroovePages does or provides.
All in, it’s a great deal if you plan on building and running a lot of funnels.
I’m also offering a bonus package worth $12,000 for this, which you can see here (buy through any of my links and you can claim it).
While the above 5 options are all dedicated sales funnel software apps (or have that option), LeadPages is another alternative that is a page and site builder rather than a funnel builder that is still worth considering.
It helps small businesses, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs connect with an audience, collect leads, and close sales.
While LeadPages is primarily a landing page (and squeeze page) builder, it can be used to build sales funnels as they outline in this article on their site.
Their pricing is competitive and they offer a 39% discount on fees if you pay annually:
FunnelsKit is the only tool that includes email sequences as part of its membership package so you can start email marketing straight away.
If you prefer one of the other tools, you can buy email sequence packages to use with them instead of having to write all you emails yourself.
These are the ones I recommend:
- Affiliate Email Swipes [$9.95] – 427 Original Email Swipes That Generated More Than $1 Million In Affiliate Sales.
- Profit-Producing Emails [$97] – a massive collection of 5,001 profit-producing emails you can adapt, tweak and alter for your own email or even email followup sequences.
- Super-Affiliate Master Swipe File [$27] – these are the most effective products in the Internet marketing niche. If you want to use and promote only the best of the best, here they are.
- Rachel Lee’s Email Swipe Files [$97] – 7 customized email sequences (each with 7-14 emails) targeting over 20 unique offers that are highly converting. Includes a variety of video training and tutorials to craft impactful emails for every offer.
- Email Marketer’s Game Plan [$27] – A collection of 12 done-for-you high performing email campaigns for webinars, product launches, affiliate promotions and more.
I would recommend that you rewrite these emails in your own voice so that they’re not just stock emails that your subscriber could have received from another affiliate marketer.
An Introduction To Affiliate Marketing With Sales Funnels
If you need an introduction to sales funnel software and how using it ties in with affiliate marketing, here are two free web classes.
They come from different marketers, each of whom has used funnels to build a multi-million dollar business.
Sales funnels aren’t the be-all, end-all of affiliate marketing.
They’re simply one tool in a marketer’s arsenal.
That said, building funnels is less labor-intensive than building out a WordPress blog.
And sales funnels are more likely to convert visitors into buyers.
Remember, though, that regardless of what online business model you decide to follow, all of them need traffic in order to work and flourish.
That topic is also discussed in these free classes:
- The 3 Step System To Kill Your 9-5 Job Selling Other Peoples Proven Products
- How I made $10k in 30 days as a Clickfunnels® affiliate marketer
Just to remind you, a Basic Clickfunnels® subscription costs $97/mth and a Pro subscription is $297/mth (but you also get unlimited everything and access to a range of other useful marketing tools).
Compare those monthly fees to the sales funnel software systems above and you’ll see that you can get similar functionality at less cost.
Clickfunnels® is great – I use it myself – but its cost does put it beyond what some marketers are willing to pay for a service like this.
The less expensive alternatives I’ve outlined above are all good alternatives at a fraction of the cost of Clickfunnels®.
Whichever service you decide to use, think long-term before you make your decision.
It’s not easy to move funnels between systems and you may need to rebuild them if you transfer from one service to another.
Not all the services allow you to share your funnels with other users, or import their funnels into your account, if that’s important to you.
Most offer 14-day trials before you have to commit being a subscriber or you decide to cancel your account without having to pay.
That’s a useful way to check out the sales funnel software apps you’re interested in before you make your final decision.
If you do take up one of these services, perhaps you’d come back here and let us know what made you select that service.
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