Last updated May 31st, 2019.
I’ve seen many great affiliate programs over the years, but I find Russell Brunson’s ClickFunnels is one of the best programs out there for affiliate marketers for so many reasons. There are 6 qualities I look for in a perfect affiliate program, and ClickFunnels checked all 6 boxes. Those are:
- High commission and recurring
- Good affiliate cookie lifespan
- Reputable branding
- Company transparency
- Professional marketing materials
- Training for affiliates
Although ClickFunnels Affiliate Program provides a lot of opportunities, to make the most out of them, one has to master the ins and outs of ClickFunnels and what it has to offer. And apart from that, you have to complement your chosen strategy with good old-fashioned marketing smarts.
It may seem complicated now, but by the end of this article, you’ll have all the necessary knowledge in using ClickFunnels and the share funnels feature. If done right, both can massively increase your affiliate commissions.
First things first, why ClickFunnels?
Simple, I like the product and what it does for my business.
As someone who has been using ClickFunnels for months now, the results really do speak for themselves. Aside from building up my sales funnels, it has also increased the returns from each of my customers. By no means is it perfect, but for my needs it might as well be. It does what it says it will do, no BS. If you don’t know what the software does then click here to view my in-depth review of ClickFunnels.
I also like Russell and find his marketing strategies are very effective. And though he can be pushy at times, sales wise, his books DotComSecrets and ExpertsSecrets are pure value for internet marketers and entrepreneurs. The books are filled with practical advice that you can instantly implement to any business. In fact, I’ve implemented many of the concepts in my own online businesses, and so far have given me fantastic results.
Promoting ClickFunnels as an affiliate opens you to some enticing commissions. For every sales of ClickFunnels, you are entitled to 40% recurring commissions. Their lowest plan is $97 a month, that means you will earn $38.80 every month for each customer you refer. Now, imagine having 100 customers under you. That’s a whopping $3880 of passive income a month! Enough to replace a day job for most people.
Not only that, you will also earn an additional 40% for sales of any related products. These products include the above-mentioned books and programs such as Funnel Scripts and Funnel University. They have their own funnels (complete with upsells and downsells) created by Russell Brunson himself. Yes, Russell will do all the selling for you once you’ve referred the customer to ClickFunnels.
And to sweeten the deal even further, as a bonus prize, the program allows you to lease or purchase your own dream car. Yes, that’s no typo, ClickFunnels affiliate program enables you to drive home your car of choice. You can check out the list of their dream car winners here. If you pay attention closely, you will see familiar names on the list, such as Robert Kiyosaki, Grant Cardone, or Tai Lopez.
Here’s how it works. If you sign up 100 paying ClickFunnels clients, besides the monthly recurring commission of $3880, you will also receive a $500/month payment goes to the lease or purchase of your dream car. If you increase signups to 200, it rises up to $1000/month. Sweet ride, indeed!
ClickFunnels affiliate program uses what is called a sticky cookie. An aptly-named piece of commission design to credit you for sales (it’s not your typical chocolate chip cookie, but still sounds pretty delicious to me). When your link is clicked by a customer, they get your sticky cookie and entitles you to commissions from all the products they purchase, in any funnel they go to.
Let’s say you promote the free book Dotcom Secrets. You made $1 when a customer purchased the book. After the customer had read the book and felt in love with ClickFunnels, that customer decided to purchase the software. Now you would also earn a reoccurring $38.80 a month from that same customer.
That’s pretty sweet if you ask me. To help you understand sticky cookie better, here is a video from ClickFunnels Team.
According to an article from Forbes, Etison LLC is now a 360 million dollar business. That article was way back in 2017, since then Clickfunnels have grown substantially. More impressively, the company was entirely self-funded. This is not to mention Russell Brunson is a well-known marketer and entrepreneur online as well.
If that’s not enough for you then how about an endorsement from Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad? Or Tony Robbins? Both of these two brand names endorsed Russell Brunson’s books, DotCom Secrets & Expert Secrets.
The company has a clear policy guideline in place for affiliates. You can check out their FAQ’s page, which should have all the answers you might have about their affiliate program.
I would definitely recommend you to join their official Facebook group with well over 200,000 members (and the group is growing rapidly!). The group is very active and helpful.
They also have a separate Facebook group for ClickFunnels affiliates with over 60,000 members. You should join that group as well.
You can find all the marketing copy and graphics in your affiliate dashboard and start promote right away.
Last but not least, ClickFunnels is giving away a FREE Affiliate Bootcamp training course (that could easily be sold for $2000) to help you promote ClickFunnels and start making commission. If you’re a beginner in affiliate marketing, I’d recommend you take a look at the free training here.
ClickFunnels asked their TOP affiliates how they turned their hobby into a full-time career and got their Dream Car PAID FOR. And what they got back wasn’t fluff or theory…
- Have no list
- Have no connections
- Have no tech experience
- Have no social following
What are Share Funnels and how do they work?
This is a built-in feature of ClickFunnels and is definitely one of the best secret weapons to promote the software.
For every funnel created in your account, you can generate a unique shareable URL (called share funnels). Clicking a share funnel link will take visitors to a page similar to this:
The page explains all the steps in your funnel with videos and previews at the bottom. If the visitor happens to be an existing ClickFunnels member, your funnel will automatically be added to his or her account. If not yet, then a prompt to join the service through a 14-day trial account appears. Only by signing-up can the visitor access your funnel. You will then receive an affiliate commission if the visitor stays on and becomes a paying member.
Using this strategy is relatively easy and fast, and most important of all, easily duplicated. This clearly illustrates how powerful share funnels are for your business. It is really one of the most effective ways to make massive income in ClickFunnels.
To simplify, here’s how you can generate your share funnels link. (1) Upon logging into your account, make the necessary changes on the funnel you want to share. (2) Then click on the Settings tab. This will show you several options. (3) Scroll down and you’ll see the ‘Share This Funnel URL’ box. Inside is the unique link you’re after. All you have to do now is copy and start sharing. Easy as 1-2-3!
How do you make money with Share Funnels?
With your share funnels link ready, how then do you make money from the URL? Below are some methods you can use in making massive income from this strategy.
1. The share funnel as incentive method.
A good share funnel can become good incentives for users. Especially those that clearly show how they helped your business grow (preferably with measurable results). These create excitement and push people to sign up and access your funnel. And when they do, you not only add people to your email lists, you also get commissions from your ClickFunnels.
This can be done in so many ways. But to make this super effective, make sure the incentive on the offer is related to the funnel being shared. There should be synergy of sorts.
2. Funnels for local businesses method.
One of the most lucrative ways to use ClickFunnels is signing up brick-and-mortar businesses in your area. You do this by promoting their companies through sales funnels. You may opt to sell or give these funnels away for free, it all depends on your marketing strategy. Either way, the business owners would have to sign up for a ClickFunnels account as part of the engagement. They would also have use your share funnels URL. The cost will be very minimal on your part as you can even search for free share funnels online.
Although it takes a little bit of legwork (meetings and site visits, for example), the potential upside is very much worth it. For local business-owners have little time and know-how to promote their businesses online. They would rather have an expert (ehem, you) do it for them. If done correctly and the sales funnels give them the target results, you’ll have them as ClickFunnels paying members under you for the long haul.
Look for businesses that sell high value items and services such as real estate agents, doctors, and the like. You have to show these business owners how sales funnels can help their bottom line. I highly recommend reading Dotcom Secrets and Expert Secrets on how to prepare a solid and effective sales pitch.
3. Funnel building as a business service.
The popularity of ClickFunnels has created a new profession, that of a ‘funnel consultant’. It may sound funny, but the income potential is nothing to scoff at.
As a lot of entrepreneurs go online to promote their businesses, the demand for sales funnels will just keep on growing. This is an opportunity for you to build funnels for others. Especially if you use ClickFunnels, where creating one is much easier. And if you create a name or a reputation in this space, you can get more work, and can even outsource the building to others.
Go to Upwork and similar sites to find opportunities. Don’t forget to incorporate your share funnels URL in each funnel you create for your bonus commissions.
A clear sign that this space is growing is the launch of Funnel Rolodex, ClickFunnel’s very own funnel building service marketplace. Exclusively for the ClickFunnels community, the service is an excellent way for members to earn while practicing their building skills.
4. Share funnel as an email marketing add-on method.
For an email marketing campaign to be effective, it needs to engage readers every single time. And depending on the niche, sharing funnel URL in your emails can make quite an impact. There are clever ways to incorporate the links in your copy. You just need to be creative in making sure it’s clickable and not spam-like.
There are a lot of other different ways you can use share funnels apart from the methods mentioned above. You can combine, tweak, and use completely new methods; your imagination really is the limit.
In my opinion, share funnels is one of the most effective ways in spreading your ClickFunnels affiliate link. It used to be a secret strategy, I guess not anymore. And with the generous commissions in place, as well as the chance of getting your dream car, the system is really worth a try. Especially if you’re after that prestigious 2 Comma Club.
Hopefully this article gave you a good understanding of ClickFunnels Affiliate Program and how it works. If this sounds like something you might be interested in promoting then go ahead sign up here for your affiliate account.
Make sure to get the FREE Affiliate Bootcamp Training here as well.