Trouble was obviously ahead when Dave wrote “You went down the Clickfunnels rabbit hole?”
After eight months, $800 in subscription payments and a ton of work invested in a platform that meant someone else ultimately owned my worked it was time to pull the plug on Clickfunnels.
Every page had to be redesigned anyways. It simply wasn’t the quick and easy shortcut hoped for.
What’s being used now? For starters I’m using the Divi theme by Elegant Themes (running on WordPress). I’ve been with them for 3 years now and they keep improving the product on a nearly weekly basis. It’s a great product.
We’ve copied the theme designs I liked from Clickfunnels and created templates within Divi so I can put together pages even quicker.
Funnel tracking is pretty well covered with Google Analytics and Soda Popper.
That only leaves email automation. I’ve been with Aweber for over 10 years and I have a sweet grandfather deal – $179 per year plus $10 per month for each additional 10,000 subscribers.
But even that has become a not-so-great-deal as Aweber is now years behind the rest of the market so early next year I’ll likely make the move to Drip.
All of this covers Clickfunnels and then some, for about half the money – I own my work and there are no limitations.
After setting up more than a dozen funnels, including full-blown memberships, this wasn’t an easy decision but now it seems like the obvious and best decision.
There are technical aspects that might make my set-up a challenge for true newbies but that was true of Clickfunnels too.
All the best to you – John
PS – Over the years I’ve tried numerous “page builders”. Leadpages, Builderall, Instabuilder . . . too many to recall. I feel I’ve finally reached the end and I’m settled on Divi+Wordpress for the foreseeable future.