How to Create a Free Sales Funnel. Without ClickFunnels!

How to Create a Free Sales Funnel. Without ClickFunnels!

Hi, I will be showing you how you can create a free sales funnel from scratch and without Clickfunnels.

Creating and Marketing sales funnels are one of the great ways to make money online if you have a product/service to offer. But most people do not know how to do it properly.

ClickFunnels is by far the best sales funnel builder out there and there’s no denying that. But the problem is, It costs a whopping $97 per month which is a bit too expensive in my opinion. So that makes most of the beginner bloggers or other business people left out of this.

But like always, There is a way.

I found a great way to create a free sales funnel which is by using a free alternative to ClickFunnels – WIX!

Yeah, Wix is just a website builder. But only a handful of people know that it can be used as a sales Funnel builder too.

But what exactly is a Sales Funnel?

In simple terms, A sales funnel or a marketing funnel is a path that a prospect takes through the site that finally results in a conversion.

So Before we even start building this sales funnel, Let’s see how we are going to make prospects into customers by moving them through the funnel and ultimately reaching a stage where they buy the product/service.

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How to Create a Free Sales Funnel.

Generally, A sales funnel consists of 4 stages – Awareness, Interest, Decision, and Action. I will explain each and every stage and how a visitor becomes a prospect and finally becomes a consumer.

A visitor lands on your website through organic search or through social links. He/She may go through some of your posts and at some point, you ask them to sign up for your email list by giving them some free product/ebook/software in exchange.

And once he or she signs up, they become a prospect. You can now market your product outside through emails, send them emails about your new blog post, sending them discount coupons and much more. This makes these leads come back to your website

At the start of this sales funnel, there will be a lot of people but when it comes to the end, the funnel gets narrowed with fewer people but these people are the ones that end up buying your product/service.

So Let’s begin creating our first free sales funnel!

For your information, There are different ways to make a sales funnel. The method that I am going to show you is just one of them. Put your creativity and marketing skills forward and try different ways.

So, Let’s divide this into the following sections :

  1. Signing Up on Wix and Choosing a Template
  2. Choosing a Niche and Studying your visitors
  3. Choosing a Product that is free and of high value
  4. Create a Free Sales Funnel
  5. Setting Up Automation
  6. The Future Automations.

1.Signing Up On Wix and choosing a Template

Sign up on Wix

Go to Wix.com and create a new account. After you set up your account, Click create your site. It will take you through a series of steps. Click the ones that suit your website the best.

Click here to build a Wix website.

Look for a great eye-catching template. Select the landing pages category. There are a lot of templates that you can use for this marketing funnel.

2.Choosing a Niche and Studying your visitors

Choose a niche based on your current website or if you do not have a website, select a niche like fitness, make money online, software, etc. These niches always have something or the other to sell.

As you can see, my website is on making money online and other blogging stuffs. I would choose something based on this.

So, I decided I would create a sales funnel for those people who are looking to improve their traffic to their blogs/website. And guess what? I found a perfect product on ClickBank.

For those who don’t know what ClickBank is, It’s just an affiliate marketplace that gives away one of the highest affiliate commissions right now.

You can use different affiliate products but just make sure that they are related to your niche.

3.Choosing a Product that is free and of high value

We need 2 products in order to build this funnel. A free product and the Affiliate product that I told above.

Before we can market the Affiliate product. We need an Email List so that people can sign up to us and we can sell more than one product.

But ? What would tempt the visitors to sign up for your newsletter?

That’s the reason we have a second product. A Freebie is the best way to make people sign up for your newsletter!

A freebie can be anything like a physical product, course, training, PDF, eBook etc.

You can make your own freebie or search the internet for a product that is free and that which provides high-quality content. It can be a PDF, a free course, a Physical product ….or anything.

4.Create a Free Sales Funnel

Now that you have a free product, you are all set to make your own sales funnel. Go back to Wix and start creating a great landing page for your visitors.

The landing page should be attractive and must make the visitors want to sign up and grab that free item that you provided. Here’s an example that I did –

sales funnel landing page

The Best and the most useful feature of Wix is that it has its own E-mail marketing tool. And it’s absolutely FREE!

Add a Wix form to your website by clicking add apps button on the left-hand side of Wix Editor. Add the form with just the Email input.

Now, what happens as soon as someone submits the form?

Do you want it to say “Thanks for submitting”?

No ! Never. You want your visitors to be redirected to a webpage which explains something about your affiliate product that you are going to promote. It can be something like this –

thank you page

To do that, just click on the form and select – > form settings. From there, select from the menu which says “Submit message”. You will see four options. Click “Link to External URL” and provide the URL of the page.

This page can be made using Google sites, which is free and takes less than half an hour to build one. Or you could just make another Wix landing page and link to it.

Explain something about your affiliate product in here. And also Say something like “This E-book is incomplete without buying this” or something like that. Go Creative.

After you have designed the landing page and the submit page, automation must be started so that for each person who subscribes to your form will get the product/e-book through E-mail.

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5. Setting Up Automation

Go back to your Wix dashboard. From the menu on the left side, select customer management. Then click on Automations -> New Automation.

You will be redirected to a page like this with three options –

Create a Free Sales Funnel

The first option will be to choose a trigger and For us, the trigger is when someone submits a Wix form.

The next option is to choose an Action. An action can be sending an email, sending a message, etc. We will choose to Send an Email.

Design the Email you wish to send it to your subscribers. This E-mail should contain a free course/product. All Email designing tools are provided by Wix and you need not worry about that.

The third and final option is to specify when the Email should be sent. Select Immediately so that the automation sends the email without any Delay!

Save the automation.

Congratulations, you have now completed the first phase of your sales funnel.

Once you start promoting your landing page, you will start getting subscribers and your email list will begin to increase. You have already given a free product now it’s time for you to promote an affiliate product to these people on your Email list.

6. The Future Automations for you Sales Funnel

Now that you have completed the hard part of a sales funnel, the next subsequent things to do are quite easy.

Design more automation promoting the affiliate product that you wish to sell. Do not just give direct links to buy them. Rather, State why this product can help the customer.

This email should be a detailed one. It should state each and every feature of the affiliate product. If there are any competitors to this product, try stating why it’s better than them.

This is where most people get it wrong, they just thrash some Affiliate links to the Email thinking that people are gonna buy that product. Unfortunately, That won’t work.

NOTE – When designing the automations for affiliate products, Set the time to send the Email to 2 days after a visitor submits a form. This ensures that within 2 days, your affiliate product will be sent to your email subscribers.

Don’t just stop with one product, you can promote more than one product in the same niche. Make sure you don’t send them quite often because they may unsubscribe from the list.

Conclusion

Remember, this is just one strategy/method that you can use. There are literally many ways to build sales funnels.

So, if this particular sales funnel doesn’t convert well, then try and find different ways to build sales funnels

So that’s it! You now know how to create a free sales funnel. Go and share it with your friends and family.

If you have any questions, Don’t forget to ask them in the Comments Section!
Peace!

2 Comments

  1. Hi I been struggling to start a online business do you have any more tips

    • I would recommend you to start by building a blog. But, keep in mind that it can take more than 1 year to make a regular income from it.

      Other business that you can start would be Dropshipping. Dropshipping is really profitable only if you have the right product to sell to the right person. I would be writing more articles on dropshipping in the near future. So stay tuned to this blog.

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