ClickFunnels Affiliate Guide: 7 Ways To Make Money with Share Funnels

I’ve been promoting a lot of affiliate products over the years, but in my opinion, Russell Brunson’s ClickFunnels is the most lucrative affiliate program out there for many internet marketers.

But to unlock this potential, you really need to have a good understanding all the opportunities that ClickFunnels provides.

And then use your strengths as a marketer to promote your chosen method like crazy.

In this first article of the series, I’m going to tell you all you need to know about share funnels, which I feel is the best way to make money with ClickFunnels.

It’s a built-in feature of ClickFunnels that can really boost your affiliate commissions if you do things right.

Why Promote ClickFunnels?

Before we begin, let me start by explaining why I have ClickFunnels ranked as my #1 affiliate program to promote.

First of all, I really like the product itself.

While ClickFunnels has some flaws, I’ve been using it since 2015 in my own business.

And it does exactly what it says it will do which is help me build sales funnels that increase the value of each of my customers.

I go into more detail in my ClickFunnels review.

Also, I really like what Russell teaches. Sure, he can come off as super salesy at times, but I’ve read both his books (DotComSecrets & ExpertSecrets) and came away impressed with each.

His message really resonated with me, and I was able to find a lot of actionable ideas in them that I’m using now in my own business.

In terms of the ClickFunnels affiliate program itself, you will earn 40% recurring commissions on sales of ClickFunnels, as well 40% commissions on all the related products in the ClickFunnels ecosystem. This includes both of Russell’s books and other great products like the One Funnel Away Challenge and Funnel Scripts.

Each product has its own funnel with upsells and downsells designed by the funnel master himself, Russell Brunson.

ClickFunnels also uses what’s called a sticky cookie.

Which means that once a customer has clicked on your link, they have your sticky cookie and you will get commissions on ALL products they purchased through any funnel they happen to go through.

Not only that, but you also get 5% commissions that any ClickFunnels affiliates who sign up under you get.

And finally, ClickFunnels has one of the coolest bonus prizes, which is paying you to lease your own dream car.

If you signup 100 paying ClickFunnels customers, they will pay $500 a month towards the lease of your dream car. And if you get 200 signups, they’ll pay you $1000 per month.

Don’t think it’s achievable? Check out this page which shows all the current dream car winners.

I just recently qualified for the Dream Car myself and I’m looking forward to getting my car in the near future.

And that’s on top of all the ClickFunnels affiliate commissions I’ve earned which you can see here:

ClickFunnels Earnings

How do Share Funnels work?

Share Funnels are one of the coolest features of ClickFunnels. Basically, every funnel you create in your account has a unique share funnel url which you can share with others.

When someone visits this link, they will be taken to a page like this:

There’s a video that explains how things work, and at the bottom is a preview of all the steps in your funnel.

If a person is an existing ClickFunnels user, your funnel will get added to their account. But if the person is not, then it will prompt them to sign up for the 14-day trial account of ClickFunnels in order to access the funnel.

And if they stay on as a paying member, then you get the affiliate commission. This is super powerful, and it’s one of the big secrets to making big money as a ClickFunnels affiliate.

Here are the steps to get your share url.

  1. Log in to your account and edit the funnel you want to share
  2. Click on the Settings tab
  3. Scroll down till you see the Share This Funnel URL blue box.
  4. Copy your share url and share!

7 ways to make money with Share Funnels

Now that know how share funnels work, how do you go about making money with them? Here are 7 examples of ways you can promote ClickFunnels by using them.

These are just some ideas off the top of my head. Hopefully, you can use these as inspiration for your own ideas, and get yourself your own dream car.

1) Promote the One Funnel Away Challenge

The One Funnel Away Challenge is a great training that changed the course of my own online business.  It’s also the best ClickFunnels affiliate offer to promote due to its popularity.  It costs only $100 and you get to keep 100% of the commissions.  That’s pretty great!

But if you really want to increase conversions when offering the One Funnel Away Challenge then you’ll want to create a bridge page for it.  This enables you to collect email addresses of your prospective buyers and includes a space to offer your bonuses.

For those that don’t have the time or skill to design something nice, then you can load up one of the many proven One Funnel Away Challenge share funnels that people are offering.

Here’s an example OFA challenge share funnel that Kevin Steven created that converts really well.

OFA Challenge Share Funnel

You can download this share funnel for yourself by clicking this link.

2) Build your own sales funnel to sell your own product or service

The best way to promote ClickFunnels is to get your hands dirty with it and start using it in your own business. So if you have a product or service to sell, use ClickFunnels to create your sales funnel and start selling your product.

Just make sure to advantage of the ability to create upsells and downsells to get even more value out of each customer. Then you can pay more for traffic, and start really kickstarting your sales.

This is what 8 figure marketer Peng Joon did to make a killing with his best selling Content Multiplier Formula. He created an amazing 4-step sales funnel in ClickFunnels to sell the product, along with 2 upsells.

Peng Joon Content Multiplier Formula

And he turned that into over $10 million in sales.

You can take a look at his exact sales funnel here:
Get Peng Joon’s Content Multiplier Formula Sales Funnel

3) Use your share funnel as the incentive for a content upgrade

Share funnels make excellent content upgrades. If you can legitimately say you’re sharing a sales funnel that legitimately helped your business, then that will get people exciting to signup to your list and add your funnel to their account.

Which means you can start building your email list, and earn ClickFunnels commissions in one go.

There’s really a lot of ways you can go with this idea. The key is to make sure the content you’re attaching the content upgrade to is super relevant to the funnel you want to share.

You can see how I’m doing this myself on all ClickFunnel related posts on this site.

As a lead magnet, I’m using a membership course funnel by Dream Car winner Rachel S. Lee.

Rachel S Lee Free Share Funnel Course

It gets a good opt-in rate percentage and gets me affiliate commissions too.

See my ClickFunnels lead magnet funnel

4) Create funnels for local businesses in your area.

This idea requires a little legwork on your part. But if you’re willing to hustle, this can be extremely lucrative.

As you know, many local businesses don’t have the budget or know how to create a good web presence to sell their service.

So what you do is create a funnel for their specific business and then sell it to them for a fixed price… let’s say $500 dollars. Once they agree, you give them your share url and have them sign up for a ClickFunnels account to use it.

What’s great about this, is if your sales funnel is working for them, they are going to stay ClickFunnels members for a long time. And you’ll get to enjoy the recurring commissions.

The key is to scour your local area real estate agents, dentists, jewelers or any business that sells high ticket items or services.

As an example, here’s a share funnel you might use to promote to Chiropractors in your area.
Get the Chiropractor share funnel

5) Create your own funnel building service

ClickFunnels has become so popular that I’m seeing the term funnel consultant bandied about a lot.

Why not become one and create your own business that makes sales funnels for others? ClickFunnels makes it easy to create these funnels and the more you create the easier it gets.

And once you establish your service, and get more work, you can easily outsource to work to someone else.

I recently posted a job offer on Upwork looking for ClickFunnels landing page designers and I got a bunch of proposals. So the demand is definitely out there.

For every funnel you create and sell, remember to use your share url, to earn those bonus commissions.

ClickFunnels also launched a service for selling funnel building services as well.  It’s called the Funnel Rolodex and it’s specifically for people in the ClickFunnels community to market their services.  It’s a great way to earn extra money and get more visibility to your service.

Funnel Rolodex

6) Find other successful sales funnels out there and replicate them.

Every business that sells something has some sort of sales funnel. Find some good ones and replicate them in ClickFunnels. As you’re doing so record yourself on video or write about the experience in a blog post.

By doing so you can demonstrate how easy ClickFunnels is to use. Include the share funnel link to your finished product so your readers or viewers can verify your work. If you show them how easy ClickFunnels is to use, they will definitely sign up to see what it’s about.

For example, let’s say you’re a fan of Grant Cardone. You could take a look at the funnel he used to sell his Millionaire Booklet product. Study it, learn how it works, and then demonstrate it to your viewers.

I’ve compiled a bunch of these share funnels into a free resource called the CF Share Funnel Library.

CF Share Funnel Library

If you’re interested in getting a copy, you can find it inside my Affiliate Profits Mastermind Facebook group.

7) Use your share funnel as a value-add to your email marketing

For certain niches, this can be a great idea. As you know, a good email marketing campaign requires you to provide consistent value to your readers to keep them opening and engaging your emails.

You could easily drop your share funnel url as part of a case study or soap opera sequence. Really, the possibilities are endless.

Final Thoughts

Share funnels are one of the best ways to get people to cookie with your ClickFunnels affiliate link. This is your key to making more money with ClickFunnels and getting yourself that dream car and maybe even the exclusive 2 Comma Club.

Ready to start making share funnels?

Then first sign up for a ClickFunnels account and take advantage of their 14-day Free Trial.  Then sign up for an affiliate account so you can start earning commissions.

Have you had any luck promoting ClickFunnels in this way? Feel free to share your results in the comments.

ClickFunnels Bonuses ($18,570.95 Value)

Did this ClickFunnels affiliate guide get you interested in taking that free 14-day ClickFunnels trial?

Why not get some extra help to start your ClickFunnels journey with my exclusive ClickFunnels bonuses.

One Funnel Away Challenge Bonus

Here is what you will get:

  • Bonus #1: Unlimited FB Messenger Chat Support ($997 value)
  • Bonus #2: Tier5 Mega Software Bundle + Bonus Rights – Get personal access to 6 softwares plus the rights to use them as part of your own bonus offer.  ($15,984 value)
  • Bonus #3: CF Share Funnel Library White Label Rights – 46 share funnels you can directly import into your CF account. ($297 value)
  • Bonus #4: CF Follow Up Pro access – Automatically follow up with your ClickFunnels affiliates to boost your stick rate and commissions. ($297 value)
  • Bonus #5: Ultimate List of Lifetime Recurring Affiliate Programs White Label Rights – List of over 130+ affiliate programs that offer lifetime recurring commissions ($297 value)
  • Bonus #6: Million Dollar Ad Swipe Library White Label Rights – Get the exact Facebook ads that 40 of the top internet entrepreneurs are running right now. ($197 value)
  • Bonus #7: Group Convert account to automatically collect FB Group member leads. ($197 value)
  • Bonus #8: Free copy of DotCom Secrets or Expert Secrets book ($7.95 value)

By grabbing my bonuses, you will save yourself so much time and provide a ton of extra value with a minimal amount of effort on your part.  I guarantee they will help you achieve better success with promoting ClickFunnels as an affiliate.

Take a look at my ClickFunnels bonus page for more details on the above bonuses and how to get them.

About Chris Fong

Chris Fong is a blogger and a 6 figure a year affiliate marketer. He enjoys helping others learn about different marketing tools and helping people achieve success online.

  • Anarhlia says:

    Awesome post! Do you know if someone shares with me a funnel they built and then I share it who gets the sign up commission from the people i shared it to? Me after sharing it or the creator ?

    • Chris Fong says:

      Good question Anarhlia. So if someone shared a funnel with you using their share funnel url, and you shared that exact same url with another person, then the original creator would get the affiliate commission.

      However, when someone shares a funnel with you and it gets added to your account, then what you should do is go into your account and get that funnel’s share funnel url. This will be different than the one you were sent by the creator originally. Then if you share this new url, you will get the affiliate commission.

      I hope that made sense.

  • Elle says:

    When did you start this affiliate program? It is hard to tell in your numbers the time length and how many subscribers you have enrolled. Do you still receive commission money when you qualify for the car lease payments?

    • Chris Fong says:

      Hi Elle. I’ve been an affiliate for a few years, but I haven’t really pushed super hard to promote ClickFunnels till more recently. For example, I only just recently put together my ClickFunnels bonus package. And yes, the payments for the car lease ($500 or $1000) are on top of whatever your ClickFunnels affiliate earnings are.

  • Carol says:

    Can you do affiliate marketing on the basic package or must you subscribe to the Actionetics and Backpack too? And what happens to your email leads if you do not have Actionetics in place?

    • Chris Fong says:

      Great question Carol. Yes, you don’t even need to be paying customer to promote ClickFunnels as an affiliate. And the $97 a month plan works perfectly fine for promoting ClickFunnels as well.

      ClickFunnels stores your contacts in their database whether you have Actionetics or not. You just can’t send followup sequences to them using Actionetics (since you don’t have access to it). Instead you’d have to integrate with another email service if you want to send followup emails to your contacts.

  • Peter says:

    Hi, you mentioned that you should start using CF in your business before promoting it as an affiliate. I was about to begin a business in service arbitrage in website creation. Though it seems that the message of CF is that websites are dead so do you think it would be a good idea to promo my business using CF if this is the case? Thanks

    • Chris Fong says:

      So of course websites aren’t dead. That’s just a ClickFunnels marketing message.

      But if you’re trying to promote a service of yours and you need a sales funnel, then yes ClickFunnels is ideal for that.

  • Shaun says:

    Hi Chris. Love this post. Super inspiring. Quick question. If I receive a share funnel say one the funnels in this article. If I share it with someone else whether a clickfunnels member or not but then sign up, will I receive the 5% share commission for that funnel as it was sent from me even though I originally got it from you? Thanks

    • Chris Fong says:

      Hi Shaun. If you downloaded my share funnel into your account and then you share it with someone else who signs up for ClickFunnels then you will get the full 40% affiliate commission. I would get the 5% 2 tier commission ONLY if you were signed up for ClickFunnels under me (through my share funnel or through some other source)

  • Jon says:

    Great review as always Chris – Genuinely great ways to make money using Clickfunnels

  • Martin says:

    Hey Chris, great article. Very enticing. If I get a local business to sign up with click funnels but I agreed to create the first funnel. All they are paying for after is the same funnel for months? Or would I need to create another funnel after they subscribe so that they don’t cancel? Thank you

    • Chris Fong says:

      As long as they signed up for ClickFunnels under your affiliate link, you would receive the affiliate commission for it. If your funnel is working for them, then it’s likely they will stay with ClickFunnels for a long time. If they are not happy with your funnel, then perhaps you might create another one to keep them happy.

  • Jaxson says:

    Hey Chris, quick question. Can I sign up as an affiliate with out subscribing to clickfunnels? Or do I have to subscribe to become a clickfunnels affiliate?

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