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Clickfunnels is quickly becoming one of the most popular affiliate programs on the web and with potential long term passive income each and every month it’s easy to see why so many marketers are pushing their affiliate program. If you’re on the fence, here’s how to make money as a Clickfunnels affiliate.
If you choose to promote Clickfunnels you’ll earn 40% of the referrals monthly fee each month. Payments are made 30 days after each payment and it’s all trackable using the reporting feature in your affiliate account.
Anyone can signup for Clickfunnels affiliate program. Despite the rumours out there, you definitely don’t need to be a paying subscriber or actually use the platform yourself.
You’ll be pushing two subscriptions if you start promoting Clickfunnels (Now CF for short) which is the $97 and $297 plan. New clients will automatically get given a 14 day free trial, which is secured with their credit card. This helps with your conversions as they have committed to the platform.
Your tracking cookie becomes hard coded to their account during the trial phase so you’ll get the credit should they bill on at $97 or subsequently upgrade to $297 so a monthly commission of $40 – $118 per client.
Russell Brunson runs an affiliate bootcamp which shows you how to retire after 100 days by simply promoting the CF affiliate program. While it’s definitely possible, most affiliates would never make more than a few sales.
Let’s say you want to make a recurring income of $4,000 per month. You’ll need to refer 100 members at the entry level plan. This is definitely possible but you’ll have to factor in members canceling on a regular basis and those new ones coming on board.
Regardless of the issues surrounding cancellations and upgrades, Clickfunnels is definitely an affiliate program you can quite easily promote and let me show you how.
Make Money As A Clickfunnels Affiliate
|Method||Promotion Method||Start Up Cost||Time Required|
|Free Training Giveaway||$250||20 Hours|
|Funnel Giveaway||Facebook + Adwords||$500||10 Hours|
|SEO Consulting||Cold Call + Adwords||$100||5 Hours|
|Local Seminar||Flyers + Local Ads||$1000||40 Hours|
Disclaimer, these are my own suggestions for what’s worked for me, you can learn Russell’s advice in the affiliate bootcamp free training.
Free Training Giveaway
One of the most popular ways I’ve seen people making money with Clickfunnels is by giving away free training. This could be a course, eBook, webinar, seminar, consulting or something else.
I like to give away free training courses and before you ask, I don’t mean promoting free travel courses such as buy my product and I’ll show you how I traveled to 95 countries while making millions.
You need to think outside the box, really. For example, target real startup businesses, sole traders, self-employed people looking to start their own business. Provide them with free training on how to start their own business in a niche they’ve liked on Facebook or Instagram. Fitness? Camping? Hunting? Ballet? Swimming?
Let’s say you go with the swimming niche you’d provide a free business in a box training guide on how to start a swimming training program. You’ll give them a done-for-you business plan, ready to print business cards, how to get a telephone number, how to use Facebook Ads.
You’re wondering why you’re giving this away for free? It’s simple, you’re building up trust between you and the lead. There’s no point trying to make $97 or $297 up front when you’re going to be making $480 – $1200 a year with your Clickfunnels subscription commission.
Towards the end of your training you’ll include the website setup section, aka Clickfunnels. You’re going to offer to setup the entire thing for them, it’s free as long as they use your aff link.
Now apply this to every single niche out there, I mean there’s thousands of opportunities. Stop focusing on the four categories every Tom, Dick and Harry is promoting:
- Make Money Online
- Drop Shipping
- Travel Blogging
- Real Estate
This is definitely one of my favorites although I haven’t had much time to get started so decided to share with my readers. Clickfunnels offers users the ability to share their own funnels for free with other members as well as non members.
When a non member visits your funnel they are asked to get started for only $19 a month. This allows them to use your funnel (and only yours) for $19. You’ll get a small commission on the monthly fee if they signup. What happens if they want another funnel template? Well they need to upgrade and that will cost them $97. If they do, you’ll get the commission.
So what should you do? Start creating epic (I mean fkn amazing funnels) that other members will go crazy for. Then when the buzz starts to spread other marketers will start to recommend your funnel as well. Can you see where I’m going here?
Create a large number of funnels, share them on your own website, promote on Adwords or Facebook and then wait for the commissions to start rolling through. You could even outsource this to a web designer from India or Phillipines and act as the middleman.
I was in two minds what to call this section but SEO consulting seems like the best fit. You’ll reach out to local businesses offering to increase their revenues through working with their existing website. You’ll recommend focusing on a small section of their website, whether that’s lead generation, product giveaways or upselling a particular product.
You’ll offer them a discount on your monthly fee (usually around $300 – $1000) depending on the size of the business in exchange for signing up with Clickfunnels.
If you’re concerned about how to find clients then cold calling works best in the United States or email marketing if your country allows for it. If you’re not a fan of calling randoms, you can easily outsource this to any number of companies that charge a small fee per call, or even better appointment setters that charge slightly higher fees.
Once you’ve setup their funnels, you can start to optimize their website at the same time. We all know their campaigns will have a higher rate of success thanks to Clickfunnels so you can rest easy. Rinse and repeat.
I’m not a huge fan of this method but it works well for others and if you’ve looked at getting into the real estate market you’ll probably have been invited to something similar before. A free event discussing how to start an online business.
It has to be free to ensure people come, but you’ll have a limit of 100 tickets then it’s $5 or $10. Most seminars I’ve seen tend to use a site such as Eventbrite to give away these tickets.
You’ll familiarize yourself with the process of Clickfunnels, how it works and online marketing. Next you’ll book out a conference room in a hotel or a local bar, school or somewhere appropriate. You’ll organise some tea and coffee and get a big projector and a microphone.
You hire someone on Fiverr to create some flyers for $5 promoting your event, include your ticket URL and a phone number, the location and provide a free gift to everyone in the crowd so you’ll need to prepare something here too, refer to point 1.
The big night comes and you start your seminar, you need to talk for an hour, talk about your free giveaway and then start talking about Clickfunnels. Upsell your service of creating their funnels (consulting) if they signup.
There you have four easy ways on how to make money as a clickfunnels affiliate. If you’ve been sitting on the fence unsure how to get started this should give you some inspiration. Lastly, the affiliate program is free to join so if you don’t try you’ll never know, and you’ve lost nothing in the process, only your time.