Clickfunnels What To Sell
How To Use ClickFunnels To Make
Everyone wants to make money online. But is it realistic? Is it a goal that’s achievable? That’s the question that so many ask. The truth? The internet marketing industry is full of smoke and mirrors. Yes, certain things are not what they seem.
But, behind the curtains, there is real magic taking place. When you can leverage certain principles of selling, you can shatter through whatever you thought to be true in the past.
The thing is that we are all the sum of our beliefs. If you don’t believe in something, and you look for enough evidence that it isn’t true, you’ll find it. Alternatively, if you believe wholeheartedly that you can make money online, you’ll find a way.
Jim Rohn once said that “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Now, I’m not saying that if you can’t figure out how to make money online that you’re just looking for excuses.
But, heck, yeah, I kind of am saying that. However, you can’t just expect to wake up one day, decide you want to earn some cash online, and then it magically appears for you. It doesn’t quite work that way. I’m not saying you have to fail or suffer hardships, but that’s generally the case as you learn the proverbial ropes.
I premise this article with all of that because I’m kind of giving you a disclaimer. Every week, dozens of people write to me and tell me that they’re trying to figure out a good way to make some side income on the internet but they just don’t know how.
They’re stuck in neutral. They don’t know where to go or what to do. Now, if you’re just starting out, I get it. You might not want to be that rah-rah cheerleader jumping up and down promoting your offer. But sometimes, that’s what it takes.
What Is ClickFunnels?
A couple of weeks ago, I returned from Boise, Idaho where I got a chance to hang out with, Russell Brunson. If you don’t know who he is, you’ve probably been hiding under a rock for the past couple of years.
Brunson is the founder of a software company called ClickFunnels. Today, that company has grown into a behemoth and has shot past $100 million in sales and nearly 60,000 subscribers to its SaaS platform.
If you’re serious about making money online, then this is the platform that you have to know, learn, absorb and understand in finite detail. I’m serious. The funny thing is that I was speaking to my brother recently about this, who not so long ago quit his job and has decided to become an internet marketer.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. He probably had a menial job. Nope. He was clocking six figures. But he still quit. Why? I’ll explain that in a minute.
To understand ClickFunnels, you have to understand what a sales funnel is. The funny thing is that Brunson almost called ClickFunnels, ClickFusion. Good thing he didn’t.
Sounds really strange right about now. But, at the end of the day, ClickFunnels is a platform that helps you build out your sales funnel from start to finish. I’m talking about all the nuances of it. Down to every last detail.
If you want to learn more about all the features and benefits, read this post that I wrote about ClickFunnels not too long ago. But at the end of the day, ClickFunnels provides an easy-to-use system that will help you build out your landing pages in a super-simple interface that allows you to quickly integrate email providers, payment processors, drop-ship stations and so much more.
3 Ways To Make Money Using ClickFunnels
When it boils down to it, there are three primary ways you can make money using ClickFunnels. How you start out and where you begin is entirely up to you.
It largely depends on your level of knowledge and skill in the online marketing industry, but also about just how deep your pockets are to crank out some ad spend.
Keep in mind that whatever you launch will take some tweaking to get it right. It won’t happen overnight, so expect to spend some money.
1. Offer ClickFunnels to others and earn an affiliate commission
If you’re not at all into selling your own products or services, you could simply promote ClickFunnels itself. If you have a list or you understand how to drive traffic to ads, then you could easily set this up and start making money online with ClickFunnels relatively quickly.
While most people don’t like the headache of creating their own products and services, there’s something to say about getting the ball rolling and starting to earn some cash quickly.
Since ClickFunnels is a great offer, you should have no qualms with promoting it. You can also promote the other items in the CF value ladder, which would include the Expert Secrets book or the Dot Com Secrets book.
Getting a sale on either of those is certainly not too complicated. But you do have to understand the inherent power of affiliate marketing. At it’s basis is the necessity to add exceeding heaps of value.
Add value? Sure. That’s what it takes. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But if you don’t have a list and you’re still looking to make some money off the bat with ClickFunnels, you can add value.
You can add value in Facebook Groups by posting comments or on YouTube by posting explainer or tutorial videos, or on Instagram, SnapChat or anywhere else for that matter. There’s no right or wrong way to add value. As long as you do things with a desire to help others, you’ll eventually make money.
Sign-up to ClickFunnels and start learning the ropes. Jump into their training and learn everything you can. Join their Facebook Group and look at what others are posting.
All of this will inspire and motivate you to really understand how to leverage this powerful landing page software to not only promote as an affiliate, but ultimately to build your own funnels and skyrocket your conversions.
2. Sell your own info or real-world products through ClickFunnels
Of course, you could also sell your own products or services. You can do this through a variety of mediums, which can all be created through ClickFunnels. Here are some examples of the types of funnels you can create with ClickFunnels to sell whatever it is that you’re peddling:
E-commerce physical products: Free-plus-shipping offers are huge. Whether you sell a free book or a simple product that will help to get consumers into your fold, it’s easy to sell e-com products through ClickFunnels. There are people making millions of dollars per month doing simple, low-competition, high-demand products through sales funnels like this. Of course, this includes having up-sells and other offers to increase your average cart value. But it’s an easy way to make money with ClickFunnels.
High-ticket coaching: If you sell any type of high-ticket coaching, you should setup a lead-to-application-to-phone-call funnel. This is simple to do. And it’s a great way to make money with ClickFunnels. High-ticket coaching can net you a lot of money if you know what you’re doing. However, traditionally, it’s hard to setup. Just like the e-commerce funnels would be without ClickFunnels.
Information products: Any type of information product can easily be sold with ClickFunnels. You can use a variety of pre-configured templates or even purchase a template in their marketplace. It’ll save you the time and hassle of having to design an entire funnel from scratch. Even though this doesn’t take too long when you know what you’re doing, if you’re new or just want to take a shortcut, this is an easy way to do it.
Continuity programs: Membership sites (or continuity programs) offer a great way to earn some passive income. And, adding a continuity program to any funnel is easy with ClickFunnels. As I always say, if you’re serious about making real money and getting rich, you need to make money while you sleep. In order to do that, you need some form of passive income.
Webinars: With webinars, you have an engaged audience that’s akin to being in the same room with others while pitching whatever product or service you’re offering. This is a great way to sell high-ticket products and services as well. Sure, lead to application to phone call is great, but a webinar really sells like there is no tomorrow. Most people also like to combine the webinar with an application, pushing them to the app after the webinar is completed and closing the deal on a phone call.
3. Charge others to build funnels through ClickFunnels Certified Partners
Want to avoid doing everything else and simply charge people to build out their own funnels? If you’re a great funnel builder but you’ve been relatively unsuccessful in launching your own offers, you could become a ClickFunnels
Certified Partner and charge others to build out great funnels. This takes really knowing and understanding the software front and back, including all its automations and integrations.
If you’re great at this, you could easily make money online as a ClickFunnels Certified Partner. When you’re a certified partner, you have way more credibility to sell funnels. But you’ll have to go through the process of certification. It’s not complicated, but it will cost you some time and money. Both of those things are often in short supply. But this is a great investment no matter how you look at it.
Reasons for Selling Physical Products Online
Many beginners and non-bloggers believe that the miracle cure for growing a business and having an outlet for passive income is through digital products. However, they are not entirely incorrect.
Over the years, the trend of e-books, online course, and webinars have gained unmatched popularity – all thanks to remote learning and heavy reliance on gadgets.
In addition, when you are offering digital products, you don’t have to think about high overheads. You can also reach a wider audience and you don’t have to worry about shipping or packaging.
Your products can also be easily updated, and you can make use of your customers’ feedback to create more digital products. But let us pop your bubble of convenience and introduce you to reality. What if we tell you that physical products are also essential for keeping your business running?
Will you automatically assume that we’ve been living under a rock and have no knowledge about the professional blogging industry? Well, here is the thing. While we agree that digital products are an important part of blogging, selling physical products online plays a vital role in converting your traffic into buying customers.
Benefits of Selling Physical Products Online
Regardless of whatever you say about all things digital, you won’t deny that it is the quality of physical products that attract customers. People love products that they can hold in their hands and place in their homes.
We realize that manufacturing physical products can be tedious. You have to get them manufactured, packaged, and shipped. You also have to think about where to store the closing inventory. But you’d be surprised to find out that through selling trending products, you’ll have an advantage over your peers who are producing only digital products.
You Can Easily Build Trust
When you’re selling a digital product, you are basically selling a promise. You are ensuring your customer what exactly will happen if they use your products.
For example, you are telling them that they can write like a pro if they opt for your online course. But when it comes to a physical product, your customers can assess it thoroughly. They’d know how it works and what it does. If they like your product, you can earn their trust in no time.
Physical Products Have a High Perceived Value
There is an old principle for buying that goes along the lines that a buyer should inspect the product before buying. When it comes to digital products, a buyer cannot vet it. This is why, even in the digital age, many people are wary of buying digital products. But when you associate your digital product with a physical one, chances are that people are more prone to buy them.
Physical Products Are Personal
Yes, this should also be taken into account when you’re planning on growing your online business. A physical product will constantly remind your customers about who you are and what you do.
How to Make/Get Your Product
If you’re here, you’re probably convinced that physical products will help you make the moolah. But you may be thinking about what you can sell online, how all of this will be carried out, and how you’d get your product made.
What you decide to sell depends on your type of business. Obviously, if your business revolves around selling online courses on editing, you cannot compliment it with selling cosmetics. For such businesses, selling a small notebook with quick tips for proofreading or editing can be a good choice.
In the end, the product that you have decided on has to be something that speaks about your business and reminds your audience about you. Many small business owners have impressive product ideas.
They try to be creative with their products and want to manufacture one-of-a-kind items that are exclusive to their brands. These brand owners go for hand-printed tote bags or homemade candles. Some motivational speakers/coaches sell personalized badges or mugs with inspiring quotes printed on them.
Whatever you decide to sell, you have to do your research and consider your manufacturing and scaling options. You have to search for a reliable supplier so that you know that your products are genuine. Also, if you are ordering the products from someplace outside your country, for example from China, you’d have to consider the time it will require to reach you.
The one thing that you should strictly consider is your budget. Small business owners are often hesitant to invest because of financial constraints. Such people can go for drop shipping that helps people cut their physical inventory and starting budget.
Promoting and Selling Physical Products
These days, selling a product online is so easy. The free and open internet means that you can reach out to the global audience. Now that you have decided to sell products, you have to actively promote them to make visitors buy them.
Use Social Media to Promote Products
Social media networking sites were initially developed to connect people and provide them a platform where they can chat and share photos and videos. But now social media has become a viable marketing tool which is helping small business owners promote their businesses.
Your Facebook page now offers a Facebook Shop Section where your followers can learn more about your products, see their pictures, and click the buy button.
If you don’t want to incorporate the shop section on your FB page, you can also use the site as a sales channel and use it to direct visitors to your main website. You can engage customers by posting photos, videos, and blogs on topics in which your visitors are interested.
Free Plus Shipping
The free plus shipping funnel is a good way to expand your customer base. The only condition you will impose will be that your customers would have to pay for shipping. But if your product is good, many customers will not mind paying the price of shipping.
This offer will attract so many customers to your blog because of the power of the word ‘Free’. Also, sell products that don’t cost you an arm and a leg so that the amount collected through shipping charges is enough to cover the cost.
Affiliate Marketing System
You may have heard about how companies offer affiliate options which require business owners to create an account on an e-commerce site such as Amazon and market any of their products listed on the site. Here, you have to do just the reverse.
This is a cool feature that you can really work on. Create your own affiliate program and give links to other people to sell your product for you. You can hire them on a commission basis and you will have a sales team that will promote your product.
Selling physical products can help with the growth of your business. If done right, you can have both high profits and loyal customers.