ClickFunnels is a marketing product that was developed by Russell Brunson in 2015. It had been the leading software tool to build funnels until this year when GrooveFunnels overtook them in users and functionality. Many ClickFunnels users have been faithful to the brand, because of its energetic leader, despite the continuous complaints about the lack of innovation and support.
ClickFunnels has a funnel builder interface that is easy to use but has not been updated in years. Also, the platform has been suffering from a lot of outages. Stuck on an aging framework, ClickFunnels finds it hard to improve its page speed and add to its feature set.
It is only viable if your business already churns out a substantial profit and if you're willing to spend big money on advertising to drive traffic to your site. ClickFunnels users miss out on all of the organic traffic that makes it to the fast and SEO-optimized sites created on GrooveFunnels. They also risk losing money when those expensive ads keep running, and servers are once more unavailable for a few hours or longer.
Starting at $97 per month, they were a good deal a few years ago. Now, users face evermore restrictive funnel, domain, visitor, and hosting constraints at that price point.
ClickFunnels had been the leading software tool to build funnels until this year when GrooveFunnels overtook them in users and functionality.
All new users are automatically signed up to their more expensive $297 per month plan and need to downgrade to get the cheaper plan manually. Tricky tactics like these have turned off many new ClickFunnels customers who find themselves stuck on a platform that costs them money without any real results for months or years. It is also an indicator that the cheapest plan will soon be sunsetted and that the lowest price point will become $297 per month.
Their $297 plan does unlock more funnels and gives access to their in-house affiliate software (Backpack) and email software (Follow-up Funnels). Software and support are not their primary focus. We had multiple tickets open for nearly a year! Bugs in ClickFunnels hardly ever get fixed, and some support tickets haven't even been replied to in months!
ClickFunnels is, first and foremost, a marketing company. They try to draw attention away from the subpar software by adding a subscription to their FunnelFlix training site. They want to get you hooked on learning, but seriously, wouldn't you rather have the right tools and get hooked on earning instead?
Also, some of the advertised training is not (and according to communications I've had with them in support tickets WILL NOT) be available on their training site. At the very least, that indicates mismanagement. At worst, it could be seen as false advertising by ClickFunnels.
So is the claim that the $297 plan's premium support is better than on the $97 option. Tickets on either plan were handled horribly. They have introduced a plan that comes with phone support, at $2,497 per month, though!
Whatever plan you're on, expect to pay an additional $250 to $1,250 per month to other developers for tools ClickFunnels is missing.
For that amount, you can get the entire GrooveFunnels Platinum Lifetime package and not pay a monthly fee ever again.
ClickFunnels is only viable if you're willing to spend big money on advertising to drive traffic to your site.
Their users miss our on all the organic traffic that makes it to the fast and SEO-optimized sites created on GrooveFunnels.
Kartra can do membership websites, lead pages, email follow-ups, has a helpdesk tool, and other features.
It's no surprise, since GrooveFunnel's Mike Filsaime, co-founded Kartra. After they parted ways years ago and after the "non-compete" expired, Mike brought together an extremely skilled team to build GrooveFunnels.
While the Kartra technology is getting old and outdated, some of its users stuck around because it's been a more stable platform than ClickFunnels. But for people who know innovation is vital, GrooveFunnels is the better choice.
While the Kartra technology is getting old and outdated, it's been a more stable platform than ClickFunnels.
But for people who know innovation is vital, GrooveFunnels is the better choice.
WordPress is very versatile. There's a reason why it powers some of the world's busiest sites.
It is very modular, and if you know how to code, you can make it do pretty much everything you want. There are also thousands of plugins. With it comes complexity, confusion, and security issues.
I should know. love writing, and I'm very technical, yet gave up on building and maintaining my WordPress sites. They required constant attention. Almost daily, needed to update the plugins because of security risks.
Certain plugins stopped working or became incompatible with one another. Then a new WordPress version came along, and half of my site functionality was gone. Finally, gave up on it.
If you love to tinker under the hood and know how everything works, WordPress may be for you. If instead, you want to focus on earning money, would recommend giving it a pass.
Yes, there are some free tools, but they will cost you lots of time. And the plugins you need to get the job done will cost you money as well, some even monthly or yearly, with no guarantees they will play nice with other plugins in the future.
WordPress is a fantastic tool for a company's IT/publishing department to distribute freely available information. It is not the best tool to market your products and services cost-effectively.
WordPress is very versatile, and has thousands of plugins.
With it comes complexity, confusion, and security issues.
WordPress is a fantastic tool for a company's IT/publishing department to distribute freely available information.
It's not the best tool to market your products and services cost-effectively.
GrooveFunnels has big ambitions, a strong vision, leadership, and experience.
Mike and the team understand what the market needs and are focused on continually improving the platform. Instead of keeping users spinning their wheels with thousands of hours of extra training, they focus on building solutions that work. And you get the training on top for free! You, being successful, building your brand on GrooveFunnels is their best testimonial.
Expect the GrooveFunnels suite to totally dominate the online marketing industry for many years to come.
The long term cost-savings of the GrooveFunnels Platinum Lifetime plan are enormous too. Moving from ClickFunnels to GrooveFunnels via this plan a few months ago was our best decision ever. We now have a stable, future-proof platform, a full suite of tools, and all future updates and upgrades for life.
It will be the same for you. As soon as your break even on your platform costs, all those extra savings become nearly pure profit!