I really love your blog posts. They really complement the builders that you have listed here. I feel like I should start making websites for a living! Jokes aside, thanks for putting up this list and taking the time to write informative content. Keep it up!
Wix does have its own newsletter function called Wix Shoutout (take a look at our discussion under Footnote 15 above). With Squarespace, you should be able to integrate Mailchimp or Aweber, which are independent newsletter services provider.
Second, I actually like that it is “self-contained”. This one system will literally be able to replace 3-4 other systems I’m currently using (like my webinar system, billing system, split testing system and page designer).
Compared to ClickFunnels, Infusionsoft offers substantially more email marketing power and a greater range of landing page design options, but lacks some of the funnel building features of ClickFunnels.
One of the things that separates the tool from other lead generation options is that there’s no need to download anything, and the user doesn’t need to be tech savvy. The tool was made to be as easy to use as possible.
Nothing really happens to bandwidth anywhere (for hosting, clickfunnels, lead pages). The only thing that might happen is that after the soft limit on exceeding bandwidth, you’ll only be asked to upgrade. At least, that’s what happened for my clients.
I love your reviews. They are simple yet thorough, engaging and personal, kind-spirited and buoying for simpletons like myself. That’s the problem, actually. Or I should say that I’m the problem. The information you presented sold me on Squarespace, and I can’t figure out how to get started. I have asked their staff many questions, and I have watched tutorials, but it’s not clicking with me.
Unfortunately none of them have features to do what you want. It sounds to me you’ll have to hire a capable developer to help you custom build something like this. I’m not aware of any software that enables you to build a marketplace. Would love to know if any others know of one!
Another huge benefit from using ClickFunnels, in addition to the product itself, is the education you get along the way. Not just the product training, but the whole mindset that ClickFunnels is built around. If you become a member of the ClickFunnels community, you will find it difficult to avoid raising your marketing game as you almost subconsciously absorb all these principles.
Thank you so much for this very useful information. I’m starting to create my brand and my business. I need a website that can handle my many pages -Blogging, Information on my Plays( Show dates), Motivational Speaking business inquires, email subscription list, a site that can support my podcast/podbean and youtube uploads, would allow monetize my website?
Thanks for all of the detailed info – this has been a huge help to me. My issue is that I have a website hosted by Go Daddy with a Go Daddy Online Store Shopping Cart attached. I will be building a new website as I now need to have a few pages for member login only, and Go Daddy web builder doesn’t seem to offer this service. Would my best choice be to build a new website in Word Press and connect the Go Daddy Shopping Cart? That appears to me to be possible, but I’m not positive. I’m not super techie, and would like the easiest solution that would work. Thanks for your help!
It also comes with a full WYSIWYG page editor. No more guess work when editing your pages in WordPress. You’ll get exactly what you see on your page editor window. You can also use GridBlocks to simply drag and drop elements to your page and build your own layouts from scratch.
Rocketspark is a UK website builder that makes it easy for anyone to build a great looking website and keep it updated with fresh content. You can save thousands on the setup of a new website by building your website with Rocketspark.
Clickfunnels is first and foremost a page builder, that has through an integration with Stripe can sell products as well. SamCart (and I’m using Simplero.com myself), is an ecommerce solution first and foremost.
These ClickFunnels alternatives include Instapage and Leadpages, which can be used to build engaging, conversion-optimized landing pages for lead gen, and email marketing platforms like Infusionsoft and GetResponse for following up with your customers.
ClickFunnels offer a 14 day free trial to help you get to know the product and how it can help you generate more sales in the long run. This will also give you more time to determine if the platform can help your business or not.
I think it’s a deliberate choice from LeadPages (and originally also for Clickfunnels before they changed it), because it’s much easier to give you some rocking templates that are already converting and getting them to convert for you to. So you can’t really mess the template up too much.
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I would recommend looking into a 3rd party Squarespace plugin called ‘Sentry Login’ or ‘Moosko’. These both allow you to restrict on-page access to certain visitors – which you can use to create a members only section. Moosko also allows you to setup a login via Facebook feature.
Here’s a peek at what that funnel could look like: ClickFunnels can host a registration page for a free video training series you’re running, host the thank you page people see after they sign up, host the video pages themselves, and host the follow-on registration page for the Discovery Session you eventually invite your attendees to.
Actually, ClickFunnels would work very well for what you are doing. They a few webinar funnel types that could probably help you with what you need. Russell also uses webinars very successfully to market his business so you can at the very least learn from them as well.
Matthew King is a ClickFunnels Certified Consultant and Local Website Developer located in North Carolina. Matthew loves building funnels and chooses to focus on the HVAC industry in order to get maximum results for HIS clients.
I was never really that fond of OptimizePress 2.x. I really liked OptimizePress 1.x and just wanted more and better looking templates in 2.x. However they created a super slow drag and drop page builder. Now it has probably improved, but there were a ton of bugs when they first launched it. I bought it, but have really never used it for anything other than tests.
I tried to do Site Builder.com and the first thing they asked after taking my CC info was that I should send a copy of the CC and my drivers license. No company has ever asked me for that before. Is this unusual? A little worried here.
ClickFunnels is not constructed to integrate with Shopify. But by using integrating ClickFunnels with Zapier- which does have a direct interaction with the Shopify platform- online store owners can automate all aspects of their sales funnel. With ClickFunnels and Zapier integration, you can:
Not only have I polled my audience to find out what they wanted, but I created that piece of content (*cough* you’re reading it right now), and have sprinkled my lead magnet link throughout this post that helps takes this content to the next level.
Also the price point might turn some people off. Right now the price point is $97 per month, which is more than a system like LeadPages. However, if you look at what you’re actually getting and all the other systems you can replace, I think it’s a quite fair pricing.
Basically, you tell the website builder what are your old page URLs, and what are the new ones. So if your URL for a specific page doesn’t change after you migrate to a new website builder, then you don’t need to do a 301 re-direct for that specific URL.
As of this writing, ClickFunnels offers two plans – the basic account and the enterprise account, also known as the Etison Suite. The basic account is $97 per month and the enterprise account is $297 per month. If you’re just an individual who is looking to create a few funnels (up to 20) then the basic plan is right for you. Unless you’re a big company, chances are you won’t need the enterprise plan. Anyway, I’ve uploaded a chart comparing the different plans below…
2. 7-Day Free Trial as Premium Member – 7 days could be too short for you to asses the need to become a Premium member. However, you still have access to the training and some support if you remain as a Starter member (FREE membership) after the 7 days.
The value received, of course, more than offsets the higher costs and hence gives Squarespace a more prestigious and credible status over most other builders whose user base may include a significant amount of free accounts.
I have tested all the above, I found that the best editor by far is Wix. They have elements that others don’t have such as being able to use your own fonts and delete elements in templates. However their customer support is really bad. They refer you to their on line tutorials and make it incredibly difficult to actually speak to them when you need to. I had something random happen that was not addressed In their online help section. It took a lot of searching to work out how to submit a help ticket. There is no chat and although they say you can call them, that number is not there. When I finally found how to submit a support ticket, which was buried, they did not reply to it. My account showed I had submitted a ticket but they just didn’t deal with it. I also read many other people complaining about the same thing. Its a real shame. Because its so important to get support, as in my case the random technical error meant I had to take the site down, and they just didn’t get back to me. I found a close second to be My website builder, and they provide chat support.
If you need help in building highly converting funnels or want to know more how a funnel can generate ROI for your business feel free to book a free consultation on my site, NewlyPack. I’ll be more than happy to help you.