You might be familiar with the software ClickFunnels, but maybe might know it more for being the number 1 sales funnel building software around right now, but…Is ClickFunnels a website builder?
In this post, we’ll be answering that question, and we’ll be showing you some examples of how to actually go about creating the websites.
So Does ClickFunnels Also Build Websites?
The answer to this question is:
Yes! ClickFunnels also serves for building websites. 😀
Even though the main purpose of the software is indeed, the creation of sales funnels (which is what the software is also best known for), not many people know that you can also “build websites” on it.
I put “build websites” between brackets, because it’s technically not a website as it’s commonly known, since you’ll be using the actual funnel pages. But essentially the way it works is…you just create a funnel, where all the different inner pages, are just…geared towards looking like a common website.
This means, stripping the templates for sales pages, oto pages, checkout pages, or any other page you want to work on, to the bare minimum, and working on top of them to build out your websites.
You can create a template from scratch, or use a pre-existing page as a template, but be sure to try to have some sort of template for some of the pages.
This will allow you to clone them, and have them have the same look and feel as the rest of the pages allowing you to save some time (unless you want to create them all from scratch, which you can also do).
To make the funnel look even more like a website, you can also add the menu bar to all of the pages and edit the different destinations, basically having the menu become commonplace on all the different pages, and have them interlink…same as with normal websites! 👍
Here is an example video on how to create a website with ClickFunnels, using the funnel templates “back-bone”.
So from the video, and if you have some experience with the platform, it’s clear to see that this is NOT what ClickFunnels is used for at all. But it does do the trick.
Now, if you wanted to have a more “blog-like” website, where you’ll have multiple pages and multiple posts, you’d probably want to use a content management system like wordpress, which will make it easier for you to have control over the pages, plugins, settings, comments, and so on.
This isn’t to say that you wouldn’t be able to create a blog on ClickFunnels. It’s just that it’s probably not the best idea for long term blogging. ClickFunnels has some SEO features like title and meta description, and you’d have to go in and add every new post as another page in your funnel.
However, if you’re looking to create a basic website, maybe a website for your personal brand, and maybe if your content isn’t so much tailored towards written, but more towards video, or spoken, and you won’t be needing too many pages…then using ClickFunnels as a website builder, can really simplify things for you.
Putting all of these things together…is ClickFunnels a website builder?
Well, no. It’s not a website builder, it’s actually still a sales funnel builder at its core, but you can use every single element inside of the ClickFunnels sidebar, to transform the pages of whatever funnel you want to build, into the pages of a website, and thus, end up with a pretty cool looking website (although it’s probably not the best solution for heavy content creation).
It does work fairly well for building small courses and creating a little blog, like shown in the video below, which is super interesting.
As you can see, Jacques actually did inclued his blog as part of the website inside of ClickFunnels. The pages in the menu bar also load very fast, and it’s easy to navigate.
Quite frankly, the website does look really neat, and he also managed to make the site look amazing on mobile too.
If you want to follow his idea, and actually build your website entirely on ClickFunnels, remember to make sure to have a backup of all the information and all the content, just in case anything happens to the funnel.
As you might have heard, he has the template available, but the whole thing runs only on CilckFunnels. What happens if ClickFunnels decides to shut the doors? You’ll have to migrate everything over somewhere else, and who knows what that can end up looking like.
In conclusion, ClickFunnels is not only one of the best funnel builders out there, but it also acts like a pseudo-website building tools depending on what it is you wish to accomplish.
Can ClickFunnels replace your website?
Technically yes it can, but i’d say ClickFunnels can replace your website, if you’re not going to be building it out too much…but you’ll have to be the judge of that.