Click Funnels SCAM? Read my Review for the Truth!

Click Funnels SCAM? – Read my Review for the Truth!

Name: ClickFunnels

Website: www.clickfunnels.com

Owners: Russell Brunson

Overall Rank: 8/10

Price: FREE 14 day trial then $97 per month


ClickFunnels is an easy to use software program that builds landing pages, sales pages, and complete sales funnels that you can apply in any niche, with just a click of a mouse.

Click Funnels Scam

Pros Vs Cons:


  • Quickly builds smart sales funnels that convert
  • It’s the only website builder that doesn’t just build pages, but actually builds smart sales funnels!
  • With the click of a button, you can instantly create dozens of different type of sales funnels, including opt-in funnels, sales funnels, webinar funnels, membership sites, and more!
  • Integrates with your favourite shopping cart CRM’s and Email Autoresponders!
  • Affiliate program
  • FREE trial
  • Great training and support
  • Tracks unique visitors, sales and conversions
  • Split testing
  • And much more…


  • $97 per month ongoing cost
  • Have to run your blog elsewhere

Product Overview:

Owned by successful Internet expert Russell Brunson, ClickFunnels is a fantastic piece of software that allows the user to not only build landing pages and sales pages, but complete sales funnels that can be used in any niche or market that you can imagine.

You also have an option to build and run membership sites if you wish, as well as everything being mobile responsive.

Whether you are selling digital products, physical products, are in network marketing, or selling high ticket coaching or consulting, ClickFunnels can build out an effective sales funnel for you that converts.

Compared to similar products on the market such as LeadPages, or cheaper alternatives like OptimizePress, ClickFunnels offers way more value, and is so easy to use as well.

With every funnel that you build out, you can see your conversion tracking, how many unique visitors and opt-ins you have, as well as your conversion rate in percentage terms.

You also have the ability to create split tests to help increase your conversions.

ClickFunnels also offers an affiliate program offering a generous 40% commission, with a variety of high quality products to endorse such as the DotCom Secrets book and The Perfect Webinar Script.

If you promote ClickFunnels itself, they will also pay for the lease on your dream car if you refer 100 members. (This will also give you residual income of around $4000 per Month)


Click Funnels Scam

Who is it for?

Any Internet Marketer, Affiliate Marketer, Online marketer, Network Marketer, or business owner, that wants to increase their sales and profits.

It can work for both online marketers, as well as traditional business owners such as dentists, doctors, chiropractors, and real estate agents.

It can work for eCommerce, selling supplements, biohacking, fitness, weight loss, or any other niche, industry or market you can think of!

Everyone in business can benefit from a high-converting sales funnel.

Tools and Training:

As well as the sales funnel and page builder, there is comprehensive training on anything that you want or need to do that you can access in the help area.

Russell Brunson will also email you a 21 day “Quick Start” training program, that runs you through every aspect of building out your funnels and using the ClickFunnels platform to it’s full potential.


ClickFunnels has a complete email support team that is very helpful with a very quick response time.

And they have a private ClickFunnels Facebook page, which has an extremely active and helpful member base. (As well as some raging fans to boot!)


Starting with a FREE 14 day trial, the basic (And most popular) membership is $97 per Month.

There is also an option to add Actionetics and BackPack, which allows you to have a pretty advanced autoresponder and the ability to manage your own affiliate program, which is $297 per month.


ClickFunnels is in my opinion the best value for money and easy to use software that I have come across, for not only building landing pages, but complete sales funnels for your business.

I have known about ClickFunnels for a while, but only recently have I started using it for my own sales funnels, and I have to say that I am VERY impressed with it all!

I wish that I had gone down this road earlier, rather than try to piece things together with cheaper options.

As an affiliate marketer, I have no problem in recommending not only ClickFunnels, but all of their other programs in the affiliate centre.

Heck, they even give me a free #funnelhacker T-shirt!

Click Funnels #Funnelhacker

So is ClickFunnels a scam?

In my opinion, definitely not!

It is a high quality piece of software that will pay for itself many times over for your business.

I like the fact that you have a free trial to check it all out, and if you want to cancel it is very easy to do so with just a click of a button in the members area.

There is also an option to suspend your account for $9.99 per month if you are a bit strapped for cash, but don’t want to lose your account completely. (Which I think is a pretty cool concept)

The only real disadvantage is that you can not run your blog on ClickFunnels.

For this, I would recommend using Site-Rubix and Wealthy Affiliate’s site-builder and blogging platform.

Bonus Offers:

When you join, as a bonus, you are given 6 complete built in funnels that you can tweak for your own requirements. (Plus the free #funnelhacker T-shirt!)

ClickFunnels scam


Final Verdict: 


As an added bonus for accessing your 14-day trial to Clickfunnels, I want to give you these added bonuses:

Bonus #1 – A Complete done-for-you “business in a box” affiliate marketing funnel! Done for you as in turn-key, plug-and-play, and ready to earn… I’m going to give you the product, the funnel, the emails, the traffic source and the training… If you haven’t started earning money online yet, or you’re not happy with how much you are earning, I’m giving you a complete system (one that I’m currently using to earn passive income online) ($497 value)

Bonus #2 – Dot Com Secrets Share Funnel ($97 value)

Bonus #3 – Expert Secrets Share Funnel ($97 Value)

Bonus #4 – 100 Days of additional Affiliate Marketing Bootcamp Training ($997 value)

Bonus #5 – Wealthy Affiliate’s Online Entrepreneur Certification Getting Started Course and Membership ($497 value)

That’s a $2185 value for FREE!

All included with your (also FREE), 14-day trial for ClickFunnels, my favourite program to both use and promote!


If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.

To your success,

John W. Newman

Helping you create TIME AND FINANCIAL FREEDOM by building a PROFITABLE Business Online!

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  1. John,

    I have clients that I want to create and use ClickFunnels for, but I want to set them up with their own paid accounts. I want to do this in the “affiliate” format and be able to run their campaigns though their own paid accounts. Being unfamiliar with this, whats the easiest way to go about that? To be clear, I don’t need my own ClickFunnels account, I will set up others through their own credit cards and run accounts, but want to receive the affiliate recurring residuals as well, hope that makes sense. Thanks!

    • Hi Ben, I do know of people having success with this strategy of running marketing campaigns for business owners using ClickFunnels, however, I personally don’t use this strategy.
      The best person I can recommend is a mentor of mine named Dan Henry who is having great success with this method. Check him out here.
      Best of luck 🙂

    • Hi Tracy,
      I don’t have a business phone number. You can contact me via email: info (at) my road to financial freedom (dot) com
      If appropriate, we can get on a Skype or Zoom call from there.

  2. Hi very nice article keep it up the good work Wonderful!! Thank you for posting informative blog. Your posts are more interesting and informative

  3. Hey really good and interesting article, im still looking to grow my online business, im only like 3 months in and i am getting rankings but i have not made any sales yet so i dont really want to pay for anything else besides my WA membership. I wonder how much this would help me and if it would help me to start making sales? I still have research to do, thanks for this article!

    • Hey Justin, ClickFunnnels is a great product and also has an awesome affiliate program and training, so I am sure they can help you.

      Seeing as you are only 3 months in though, I would either stick to WA or immerse yourself in ClickFunnels for at least the next 12 months… you really need to focus your time and energy.

      Personally, I like, use and promote both programs and they complement each other… I have my blogs with WA and my funnels with CF.

      Both are great, but I would focus on one program alone for the first year!

      Thanks for commenting.

  4. Just read your article regarding Click Funnels. I’m interested in affiliate marketing and wated to know if this cost of $97 per month is common. It seems a lot of money to outlay when just starting out. Can you advise me if it’s the sort of thing that people sign up for in the early stages, or should I look at it down the track when I’m (hopefully!) making money. Cheers

    • Unfortunately, there is a cost of doing business Nigel.

      You can only get so far with free tools and programs.

      If you want to grow your business then it pays to “invest” in certain softwares and in paid traffic.

      Personally, I think 100 bucks a month is a steal… try costing a franchise in a coffee shop!

      I know that it can be hard to afford a few hundred dollars a month in the beginning… But if you don’t change your scarcity mindset to a growth one, and realise that these tools really are an investment in yourself and your business… Then I’m sorry, but you won’t succeed!

  5. Very nice review I learned a lot from it I have seen many ads about Click Funnels so it started to ring a bell gladly I stumble upon Your review and it helped Me make a more educated decision to try to see it is worth having.
    So I will head to CK and give this a try

    • Thanks Sergio, I am not surprised that you have seen Ads for ClickFunnels, they are growing very rapidly and are becoming huge in the online space!

      Register for your free trial and have a play around with the software, I am sure you will be impressed 🙂

  6. Do you read your email? I canceled 2 weeks ago. today I was charged $297.00 dollars. Remit my account Now.

    • Hi Robert, yes I do read my emails and I haven’t received any either from you or from the email address you have provided here.
      If you have cancelled, then please reach out to Clickfunnels support, they will sort it out for you and refund any money within 30 days.
      I can’t refund your money, you are not one of my referrals and only support can do this for you anyway, please reach out to them: Clickfunnels

  7. Hello John, I dont have a blog but I am currently writing a little ebook that I was planning to sell on amazon soon. I wanted also to start offering consultation. Could I also sell the book through clickfunnel and then use the emails of the buyers to build an email list and then promote other products from Clickbank within the same niche? Would creating Facebooks ads and PPC ads be enough if I dont have a blog?

    Thanks for your time

    • I personally like to have a WordPress blog as it helps build authority and you can get a lot of traffic through SEO, although this does take time, you don’t have to.
      Setting up a funnel and sending traffic to it through paid options such as Facebook Ads and PPC, such as you suggest, can also be very effective and possibly quicker!
      Russell Brunson has set up Clickfunnels to actually do this without a traditional website, so if you want to go that option, go for it!
      You can access a free trial to Clickfunnels here:

  8. John,

    Great article about ClickFunnels. It is hard to find honest training and good software to build an online business. I am a relative newbie and luckily started with WA so that my foundation is now solid and my site is building up.
    However, I realize that is still slow going and will take some time to get more traffic and conversions so I am ready to take the next step.
    How long does it take with ClickFunnels to get substantial traffic and conversions if you already have a niche that is gaining traction?

    • Thanks for your comment Ed!

      If you already have a niche gaining traction with substantial traffic and conversions, then adding in ClickFunnels and a sales funnel is really going to give your business a huge boost!

      I am sure if you are building your business up utilising WA then adding in ClickFunnels will compliment your business and help you take it to the next level!

  9. Hi John, thanks for this comprehensive review. I am always in constant search for the suitable program that will enhance the income flow of my products. I am already into WA and Click Funnel seems to compliment it. As I read, you are using both programs and it yielded good results. I am truly inspired by that. Will definitely check on this. Super thanks chief =)

    • Thanks JR, glad you liked the review!

      You are right, both WA and ClickFunnels do compliment each other, and using both is a big asset for your online business!

      Cheers 🙂

  10. It seems like a very legit program! When there are so many scams out there, it’s nice to finally see something legit and actually useful. Great tool to have in your business!
    Just one question. I don’t really understand how this works, can you use those landing pages on your website somehow?

    • Hey Rich,

      How I do it is by sending traffic to my blog on my website and then I have a link that opens in a new tab leading to my landing page, which then leads my prospect through a sales funnel.

      I can then follow up with them via email offering more value as well as promoting my offers!

      A win-win 🙂

  11. Good morning John I believe that click funnels are pretty amazing and I do intend Gods willing to have a go at this just trying to put some other things in place first. Thanks a million for an excellent review.

  12. Hello, John.
    Great article. It is nice to hear someone’s view from the inside. I have seen the Clickbank logo all over the place…LOL…which says a lot about where I have been! LOL
    All joking aside, I think that this company seems to have a lot to offer to its members, and I love the whole idea of their ‘footing the bill’ for that dream car lease. And of course, the 40% affiliate commission does not sound too bad either. As a matter of fact, it sounds very tempting to give it a try.
    My curiosity is piqued. I guess I will have to look around a bit.
    Thanks so much for such a concise review – as they say – ‘from the horse’s mouth’ to my ears!!
    Much success on your journey.

    • Thanks so much Michelle!
      I think anyone that spends any time on the internet will eventually come across Clickfunnels, and then seen once, you tend to keep seeing them!
      Feel free to check them out, you have a free 14-day trial where you can play with the software and take some of their training, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
      Best of luck 🙂

    • Yes, you can Tanya!
      With the standard account, you can have up to 20 funnels working for you and you can also archive others that you are not using… that is plenty to me.
      If you do decide to upgrade to the full suite, you can have unlimited funnels.
      If you opt-in for the 14-day free trial, you can try out the full suite and then downgrade if you wish 🙂

  13. Hi Jon, what are your results now that you have been doing it for a while now? Have you hit your 100 or 200 mark yet? Just looking for some honest answers. Thanks.

    • Hi Anthony, thanks for your question 🙂
      No, I haven’t hit the 100 sign-ups yet, but I have made some decent commissions.
      I have made some profits from many of their products such as Funnel Hacks, Funnel scripts, The Perfect Webinar, as well as selling copies of their books DotCom Secrets, Expert Secrets, and 10 Split Test Winners!
      While it is nice to build up your residual income stream with Clickfunnels referrals, there are many other quality products to promote that make CF probably the best affiliate program that I have come across.
      This, combined with quality products and online training, make Clickfunnels a clear winner in my book.
      Apply what they teach and you won’t go wrong! 🙂

    • Essentially, a funnel starts out as a basic landing page and after the person opts in then the rest of the sales funnel kicks in.

      The whole goal of the funnel is to break even at the point of acquiring a customer and after that point, it is pure profit.

      To get this traffic it requires two things, number one – You have to have some form of paid traffic, whether it’s solo ADS, Facebook ADS, Pay Per Click or something else.

      The job of your funnel then is to break even as soon as possible.

      Number two – Is to have the blog on your website to basically pre-frame your dream customer to opt-in on your landing page by providing great content.

      You can get traffic to your website by using organic methods such as good SEO methods, using low-hanging fruit keywords and writing valuable content, or you can use paid traffic and run it to your blog first.

      Sometimes, people will opt-in at your site, or you can then run a re-targeting AD to send people to your landing page, as they are more likely to opt-in as you have already provided them value.

      You can get traffic by using good SEO, but eventually, to scale your business you do have to pay for it, unfortunately.

      The job of your funnel is to make this as cost-effective as possible, and make a profit much quicker than just having a traditional website alone!

      Hope this helps Jake 🙂

  14. Hello-
    I’ve currently got three businesses, all completely different, two brand new, the other one I’ve had for a year.. One doesn’t have s website yet- does that matter?
    Also, do I need to purchase three different clickfunnels for each business or can the one generate for each of them?

    • Hi Amanda, It depends on what your businesses are, whether you need a website or not, but generally, I believe that you will want a website for just about any business (online or off)
      You can also just have the one Clickfunnels account and create a different funnel each business. In fact, you can have as many funnels as you like for each business in the one account.
      Hope this helps 🙂

  15. Hey, John!

    I also joined ClickFunnels for the 14-day free trial and Russell Brunson’s software really amazes me. Not just because I can build sales funnels with ease very quickly, but also because they convert into leads and sales extremely well, especially when following Russell’s free ‘108 Proven Split Test Winners’ training book and using his ‘Funnel Scripts’ program. They are a godsend for anyone using ClickFunnels.

    I’ve used a number of sales funnel builder software programs before, but I find ClickFunnels to be the best builder by far. And it really does help when Russell gives you all the training you would ever need for building funnels that ROCK!

    Most builders just give you a simple walk-through of using their software, but no actual training on producing landing pages that convert. ClickFunnels is in a league of its own!

    Cheers for the review, John!

    Neil 🙂

    • Hey, Neil!

      It’s interesting that you mention how easy it is to build funnels with ClickFunnels compared to other funnel builders.

      I have an old online course that I used Optimizepress for the sales pages etc, and I recently logged in to check something out, and I was amazed how cumbersome that software is compared to CF… to be honest, there is no comparison at all!

      It may be cheaper, but you get what you pay for!

      The best thing about ClickFunnels however, is as you suggest, all of the quality products and training (a lot of it for FREE) that come along with it!

      I still enjoy my old WordPress blog, but as Russell says: “The traditional website is dead, and sales funnels (using CkickFunnels) is the way of the future! #OneFunnelAway

      Thanks for your feedback 🙂

  16. Hi John!
    I would like to embark on an Internet Marketing career particularly focusing on affiliate marketing. I am an absolute beginner and as such I see that you recommend the “Wealthy Affiliate” as a starting point. Does this mean that it will still be suitable for someone like me who has absolutely no clue on where to start, or is there something else where I can learn from scratch (from absolute zero knowledge). In addition, I teach Visual Arts and I would like to someday sell my artwork online. Would this type of business be suitable to promote my work so that it can translate into sales? Your advice is much appreciated.
    Thanks John! 🙂

    • Hi Dora, thanks for your question.
      Wealthy Affiliate is the perfect vehicle for absolute newbies to learn the world of affiliate marketing.
      It will give you a solid foundation and take you step-by-step through the process of building a successful business from scratch.
      As for selling your artwork online, that is something that you can definitely do, and WA can help you learn this process as well.
      You can create a free account by clicking here: My Road

  17. Two questions Can we create more than one clickfunnel like different niches?
    And can we use our own domains other than clickfullels subdomains

    • Good questions Andy!
      You can have up to 20 different funnels in any niche you like at the basic level, although you can actually have more and archive them, which is a handy feature, and unlimited with the full Ettison suite.
      And yes, you can have your own domains.
      There are tutorials in your back office to show you how you can set this up.
      Thanks, Andy 🙂

  18. Hi John, am I right in thinking you need a business to benefit from click funnels?
    I have seen so many adverts on facebook leading to webinars essentially saying the same thing….but I really don’t know where to start? or if they are for real?

    • Hey Tom,
      Yes, you either need a business to benefit from ClickFunnels or you need to want to start one!
      You are also right that there are a lot of opportunities on FaceBook and it CAN be hard to work out the right opportunity for you.
      Personally, I can recommend CickFunnels because not only is it an outstanding software to build your business from scratch ( The best in the market ) the amount of free training and resources really is exceptional.
      If you want to build a business online, then you won’t be disappointed with ClickFunnels, PLUS with the free 14-day trial, you check it all out on their ticket!
      Thanks for your question 🙂

  19. Hello John
    I’m thinking Click Funnels is a bit pricy for people new to marketing online.
    There’s also that $297 per month just to run your own affiliate program.
    I see there is the option to suspend your account for $9.99 per month if you’re a bit strapped for cash, but that would still be an added cost to whatever else you had to pay to stay in business.
    I personally have been in the business for a few years so I will be looking into it some more.
    One final question – Is there a good reason a blog has to be ran somewhere else?
    Robert Allan

    • Hi Robert, thanks for your comment. 🙂

      You can’t run a blog with ClickFunnels as it is used for building out sales funnels, landing pages, etc, although I have recently found out that you can build a membership site with it.

      If you want to run a blog (and all online businesses should) you are better off using WordPress, that is specifically designed for bloggers.

      Also, I personally wouldn’t recommend it for beginners either, I would prefer learning the foundations for online business with Wealthy Affiliate, and scale up later on.

      For what you get with ClickFunnels at $97 though, I believe the price is very reasonable, and it beats similar products on the market hands down!

      Why not take a look at the 14 day free trial?

      I am sure you will be impressed!

  20. Nice review. It seems like a really great software to have in addition to your blog. The only concern I have is that $97 a month seems a steep price to pay especially since I’m not making a lot right now (my blog is not even a year old) for someone just starting out on this software realistically, much can I expect to make?

    • One good thing about ClickFunnels is that you are automatically joined as an affiliate when you sign up.

      All you need is 3 referrals and and your costs are fully covered!

      There is also an “affiliate bootcamp” training that you get for free, and if you follow that training, you honestly have a chance of getting your 3 referrals before your 14 day free trial ends!

      In saying that though, if your blog is still relatively new, you may not need this software just yet.

      You can follow Wealthy Affiliate’s free training program and learn how to grow and monetise your blog first.

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  21. Interesting, since the private coaching is not available. Do you mind giving us some tutorial on your page or post and allow us to ask some question ?

    • There is no private training as such, but there is training videos on just about anything you need to set up your funnels and much more Arthur.
      I can certainly do some training videos myself, what in particular would you like me to cover?
      Also, feel free to ask me anything you like, I would love to help out 🙂

  22. What do you mean that this program “builds” smart sales funnels? I’ve built landing pages before and it’s really not that easy to just click a button and boom you have a sales funnel that can integrate towards any niche and is unique.

    Or is the program itself just really well made and building an effective landing page is just really easy? It does look like a decent program, but the price tag is just a little too heavy for me. Any good alternatives?

    • Basically, it is very easy software to use and tie in your landing page, sales page, thank you page, with upsells and downsells etc, and they work together seemlessly.

      If you use some of the actual funnels they have built in for you, all it takes is a few tweaks to get your own funnel up and running.

      I agree it is a bit pricey for a lot of people, but it really is a great product,

      The great thing about using their affiliate program is if you can find 3 people that want to use it as well, it pays for itself!

      If you want to go with a cheaper version, I would recommend Optimizepress which is a one time payment… I have used them before as well and they are quiet good, although not as “Rolls Royce” as ClickFunnels!

      Thanks for your comment Darren 🙂

  23. I like how your compare the wealthy affiliate vs click funnel together. The information that you wrote on your website, tell me if you have WA, and Click Funnel together you will have two of the best software. I would recommend that if Click Funnel do any great upto date on their program, to put the new upcoming program’s on your website.

    • I use both ClickFunnels and Wealthy Affiliate as they are both A class platforms.

      Although you can’t use them together as such, I link out of my main website that I have with WA to my landing pages with ClickFunnels.

      For me, this works well and they compliment each other!

  24. I looked at Click Funnels about a year ago. Chris Farrell recommended it. I can see where Click Funnels can save time but $97 a month seems pretty steep to me.

    Maybe if I was making several sales funnels and earning a good income from PPC it would make sense to spend that kind of money, but just starting out I think I’ll build my own funnels with WordPress.

    • That’s fair enough Gary, and most people would think that way, but I just have to say that I have been using ClickFunnels for about 3 weeks and I have already double my investment with their affiliate program, and that is not even counting using my own funnels as I haven’t converted everything over as yet!

      I guess sometimes you do have to invest in yourself!

      Thanks for your comment 🙂

  25. Very impressive work and full knowledge based website. I never heard of clikcfunnel before and i am wondering if abandoning your site will really make the different although i am not sure i will.

    But the detailed review and the full breakdown is impressive and your full disclosure brings people much closer to the trust needed.

    I will surely bookmark this and come back later.

    Great post here and please keep it up.

    • Thanks for your comment Richard, but I wouldn’t abandon your website altogether!

      I do know that ClickFunnels advertises to abandon your website, but you still need a blog where you can continue to provide content for your readers.

      I think your website and ClickFunnels can work together to get a win-win for yourself and your customers and anyone visiting your sites! 🙂

  26. John,
    Would you recommend Click Funnels for the beginner or would you wait until your website has some content and age. I have an affiliate website that is not new, I just do not spend a lot of time on it. Will this program help build a mailing list.

    • Thanks John, as for a beginner, I would recommend following Wealthy Affiliate’s training and building out your website first before investing in this or any other programs.

      It is best to learn the fundamentals and skills first, and Wealthy Affiliate teach these better than anyone else!

      ClickFunnels CAN help you build an email list and will compliment your website, but to have success you really have to put in the work, the same as you should be doing for your website.

      This isn’t a golden bullet… what you put in you get back out!

      Best of luck 🙂

  27. This sounds like a very interesting app. I’m not real familiar with sales funnels and this has made me want to look into them more. Do you see an increase in your conversions, John, after starting using these?

    • You will find that they will come in very handy as you scale your business Grant… and very profitable.
      I am still in the process of developing all of my funnels, but so far the results are looking very positive.
      Thanks for your comment 🙂

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