Why Systeme.io can prove to be a tough competition to ClickFunnels?
New course hosting platforms and funnel building software are literally coming every month.
Being a tech-loving person I wanted to try out how Systeme.io is working but at the same time, I was sceptical because I was not so impressed by the new line of software that is coming for course hosting and funnel building.
I had already lost a lot of time trying out new course hosting platforms and funnel builders that promised a lot but somehow failed but when I came across Systeme.io
And I was surprisingly delighted by the features that are provided and I thought this could be an alternative for ClickFunnels and I was paying $97 a month to ClickFunnels; so something similar at a lower cost interested me.
It provided the same set of features for nothing; their free plan was allowing me to create three funnels; host my courses do email marketing and whatnot. So I immediately signed up for their free tier, and what I found out was surprisingly delightful.
And I thought I must share my reasoning of why Systeme.io could replace ClickFunnels.
So, let me share with you the 5 simple reasons why Systeme.io could banish ClickFunnels and why it can be a game-changer.
1. Everything that ClickFunnels provides
One of my gripes with ClickFunnels is that it is marketed as a funnel building software; telling people that websites are dead and funnels are the new thing and I completely agree with them. The traditional website designs with a focus on multiple things are dying and funnels are the new thing that helps you in getting more conversions.
But saying that websites are dead is wrong because what is a funnel at the end of the day? It’s a website right? and when you want to create a website or let’s call it a funnel you need a page builder.
So what is ClickFunnels? ClickFunnels at its core is a simple page builder.
Agreed, they provide additional features like tracking and then you know the integration with payment processor then they provide email marketing which is part of their higher pricing plan and features like upsells, downsells, one time offers (OTO).
So in one line, we can define ClickFunnels as a combination of page builder + payment processor + email marketing + sales features.
That means if you want to replace ClickFunnels you need a simple page builder with additional functionality for sales.
And that’s what Systeme.io provides. They give you everything that ClickFunnels is providing
2. Built with older technology
One glaring issue with ClickFunnels is, it’s built with older Technology now during the recently concluded Funnel Hacking Live (FHL) it was announced that ClickFunnels 2.0 is coming which is a completely new system built from scratch using new technology.
With the current version of ClickFunnels, the page load times are really poor and that’s not good when you are running ads and spending a lot of money on them.
But that will be a thing of future ClickFunnels 2.0 is not yet available to everyone and we don’t know what it’s going to cost but Systeme.io is here, and it’s built with new technology.
And you can see from the screenshot below that Systeme.io is providing a great page load performance.
3. Same features available
When you sign up for Systeme.io you will find out that it is not light on any feature whatever ClickFunnels is providing at the moment it is being provided by Systeme.io and more.
Let’s take an example of their email marketing system; you can tag your contact; create multiple lists; build workflows; you can create triggers; then you can add multiple conditions like delays if else so whatever a modern email marketing system should provide; it is been provided by Systeme.io.
In ClickFunnels you can create only membership sites while in Systeme.io you can, not only create membership sites but you can create simple courses as well that you can sell as a stand-alone product.
The major selling point of ClickFunnels is that it is easier for an average user to create ‘one time offers’, upsells, downsells, and other sales-related things; these things are provided by Systeme.io in their free plan itself and you don’t need a paid plan to start with your funnel or course; so essentially you are getting same features that ClickFunnels is providing but at zero cost.
How cool is that?
4. You can start for free
The biggest issue from a cost perspective with ClickFunnels is they provide a 14-day free trial.
But then the basic plan starts from $97 a month the next plan costs $297 a month and the last plan the premium plan cost $2497 a month,
So even if we consider the $97 a month plan, it is still expensive for a person who is just starting out with their courses or just starting out with their funnels and moreover, with their $97 dollar plan you don’t get any access to the membership portal.
All you can do is create funnels and add upsells, OTO etc and cannot do anything more than that.
Plus there is an upper cap of 20 funnels in that account.
So if you want to create more than 20 funnels you need to upgrade to there to $97 a month plan.
Whereas with Systeme.io you can start for free.
The free tier allows you to create three funnels create one workflow create one automation and create one membership site and if you want to upgrade to their higher plan then it is available at just $27 a month.
So it’s easier on your wallet. Their pricing plans scale up in a way that doesn’t break your wallet. Free tier $27 a month $47 month and $97 a month.
That’s how gradual the price increase is.
And with $97 a month, you get everything unlimited which I think great benefit.
So if you are just starting out with your online business you don’t know what to do and you don’t want to spend much on software then Systeme.io is the way to go.
5. Great affiliate plan
An additional benefit of using Systeme.io is that they provide a great affiliate plan. With ClickFunnels you need to generate $1000 in a month for the first time, to be eligible to refer ClickFunnels.
However, you can promote their other products like O Funnel Away, Traffic Secrets book, then Dotcom secrets book and other things like that.
But with Systeme.io anyone can become their affiliate irrespective of how much commission you are generating for a month. Additionally, they provide you 40% affiliate Commission and it’s a two-tier system for the second tier, you get 5% of the commission.
That’s why, along with great software, you are getting access to their great affiliate program as well.