Clickfunnels, I’ve used it and recommended it but now I’ve found a much better alternative that doesn’t require paying $297 per month. By leveraging WordPress, Woocommerce (both free) and three premium plugins I’ve found a way to save over $3,000 per year.
I’ve documented the entire process over here at Funnelwoo, it’s a free training video series that will show you the entire process from start to finish. If you prefer reading, keep going.
The first thing you’ll need is a domain name and web hosting. I’m not going to go into much detail however I recommend a web host such as Lightningbase that offers managed WordPress services and a global CDN.
The next thing you’ll need to do is enabled an SSL certificate on your domain. If you’re using Lightningbase then you can take advantage of ‘Let’s Encrypt’ and install a free certificate within minutes.
We need an SSL certificate to bill customers credit cards through our own website.
Plugin 1: Optimizepress
The page builder I recommend using is Optimizepress, it’s a relatively low priced drag and drop page editor starting at only $97 one time for a 3 site license. If you’re making multiple sites or want advanced features such as A/B split testing and premium features then you’ll need the 10 site license ($197).
If you’re planning on building a membership site then Optimizepress offer a free plugin called Optimizemember which integrates with Stripe and Paypal offering instant access for buyers. You can also integrate with other vendors such as Clickbank and Jvzoo.
We’ll use Optimizepress to create our funnel pages. They offer over 30 free templates by default but for $17 per month you can get 300 additional themes from their Clubhouse or use the marketplace and buy templates one by one (starting at $7).
I’ve created a sales funnel for you which you can download for free (in the training course) which includes a sales page, upsell and thank you page.
Plugin 2: Handsome Checkout
If you’ve ever used Woocommerce then you’ll know just how bad the default checkout pages actually are. They suck! Thankfully there are free plugins you can use to customize the checkout process. I’ve gone one further and found Handsome checkout ($97/year) which allows us to create custom checkout pages.
These checkout pages look very similar to Samcart, but aren’t as expensive and rival the likes of Thrivecart which costs 6 times as much. They are very similar to Clickfunnels but you can remove fields you don’t actually want, whereas Clickfunnels requires a default set of billing and shipping fields.
You can edit pretty much every field on Handsome Checkout as well as add one time order bumps which will dramatically increase your average customer order value on the front end.
Plugin 3: One Click Upsells
If you’re not using one click upsells to bill your customers instantly for any upsells then you’re missing out on lots of ‘money.’ One Click Upsells is one of the reasons Click Funnels is so popular for sales funnels.
The plugin I’ve found for handling one click upsells costs $37 per month. This is the biggest expense in the Woocommerce sales funnel solution however after a few sales it pays for itself.
There are definitely cheaper plugins on the market but Chris at Woocurve has developed an awesome plugin with extra features and security for processing customer payment details instantly.
With integrations with Paypal, Stripe and Braintree you can bill your customers instantly without them having to enter their payment details again. Whether you want one upsell or eight, the choice is yours!
You can create any page as an upsell page. You definitely don’t need to redirect them to a Woocommerce checkout page, boosting your conversions through the roof.
Setting Everything Up
The first thing you’ll want to do is to install all three plugins on your WordPress install. Make sure Woocommerce has already been installed using the default setup details.
Once installed you want to create your Woocommerce products. Every product or service needs a separate SKU. For example if you want a front end product of a vitamin bottle, order bump of a training course and an upsell of a bigger vitamin bottle, that’s three products. You can use Woocommerce default shipping settings if you’re selling physical goods.
You do not need to create any descriptions, images. Only variants and price.
Next you’ll want to configure handsome checkout, it’s a simple visual editor and within 5 minutes you can create something very similar to my example up above.
You only need to create a checkout page for the front end product. The one click upsell plugin will store your Paypal or credit card details for handling the upsells.
Next you’ll want to create your funnel pages within Optimizepress. If you got my free training then you will be able to download my done for you funnel template and you can then upload these to the Optimizepress dashboard.
You then need to create the various pages, i.e. the sales page, up sell page and thank you page.
Once you’ve created your pages you need to link the front end page to the handsome checkout page. Then the upsell page needs to have the shortcodes from 1clickupsell plugin. Lastly the order thank you page needs to have the order confirmation shortcode.
You’re all setup, you’re ready to start promoting your funnels.
Imagine if you were giving away a free product + shipping for $10 on the front end. This was followed by 4 upsells with a total of $500. You could increase your average customer value from $10 to $100’s of dollars easily.
This is an extract from a video training course called Funnelwoo – Please watch for full training.