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 ClickFunels is one of my favorite affiliate programs 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 to 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 get enormous value from 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, they now have different tiers for affiliates.

When you first sign up for the affiliate program, you can’t promote the ClickFunnels 14-day free trial directly.  You can only promote products like the books or the One Funnel Away Challenge.

However, there are a couple of ways to promote ClickFunnels indirectly.  The first is by adding a little badge to the bottom of any sales funnels you create.  If someone clicks that badge and purchases, then you would get the sale.

The second way is through share funnels, which I will talk more about below.

Any sales you make through these 2 methods would earn you 20% recurring commissions.

To get to promote the free trial, you will need to first prove yourself by earning at least $1,000 in affiliate commissions.  Once you reach that level you can apply, and if you are approved you can earn 30% recurring commissions on sales of ClickFunnels, as well 30% commissions on all the related products in the ClickFunnels ecosystem like Funnel Scripts.

One exception to this is the One Funnel Away Challenge which offers 100% commissions per sale.  Which means you earn $100 for a $100 product!

If you are able to reach 40+ active ClickFunnels referrals, then you will qualify for 40% recurring commissions.

There’s also a special tier for the top ClickFunnels affiliates which I’m lucky to be a part of.  This lets you promote exclusive offers like OFA Platinum and work directly with your own ClickFunnels affiliate manager.  This is an invite-only program though.

Each product has its own funnel with upsells and downsells designed by the funnel master himself, Russell Brunson.  You can even promote free products like the awesome Affiliate Bootcamp and earn money on the OFA challenge upsell.

ClickFunnels uses what’s called a sticky cookie.

This 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 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.

Dream Car Status

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 that 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 you 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 gives you 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 my friend Kevin Steven created that converts really well.

OFA Challenge Share Funnel

You can try 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.

One of the companies that does this the best is Legendary Marketer. They have smartly built all the sales funnels for all their front end products using ClickFunnels. And as a Legendary affiliate, you can grab the share funnels for them and load them into your own ClickFunnels account.

Legendary Lead Magnet Funnel

This gives you a good base to start from, and you can customize the funnel design and copy to meet your own specific needs.

It’s a genius system for promoting high ticket affiliate products, and it’s why I love promoting Legendary Marketer myself.

Here’s a couple of examples of their funnels that you can promote:

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.

This 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. I’m using this Lifetime Recurring Affiliate Programs guide that I created as a lead magnet and I created a share funnel for it.

It gets a good opt-in rate percentage and gets me affiliate commissions too.  I even made it super simple for you to modify the funnel and use it yourself to grow your own email list.

Get my free Lifetime Recurring Affiliate Programs white label 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 funnel 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 funnel 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.

My ClickFunnels Bonuses

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.

CF Bonus Stack

Here is what you will get:

Bonus #1: Dream Car Secrets Guide - Want to see how I qualified for the ClickFunnels Dream Car? I wrote this guide which documents all the steps I took to go from struggling ClickFunnels affiliate to Dream Car qualifier.

Bonus #2: 30 Days of Personal Mentoring from Me (over FB messenger) – Got a question? No problem. I help all my affiliates by providing one on one mentoring with ClickFunnels and affiliate marketing strategy that will take your business to the next level.

I've been a ClickFunnels Dream Car qualifier (over 100+ ClickFunnels affiliates) and I have a lot of experience promoting ClickFunnels.

See my testimonials page, to see what my students have said about my coaching.

Bonus #3: "Software In a Box” Membership Access – If you want to sell more ClickFunnels (or any other affiliate product), then you need to add a unique bonus package to help sell it.

As a member of the Software in a Box, you will have the ability to create unlimited Group Convert and Watcher Spy accounts that you can use as bonuses to help sell ClickFunnels.

Group Convert is an amazing software that will build your email list from your FB Group. And Watcher Spy is my secret content marketing weapon. Both these softwares are an awesome way to grow your email list or use as bonuses

Plus, I will also be adding future softwares into this membership which you will also get bonus rights to. This includes my next software product called FP Affiliate Extractor.

You will get access to your Software-in-a-Box account once you become a paying ClickFunnels member. And you will retain access for as long as you remain an active member.

Bonus #4: One Software in a Box Bonus License every month

I want to help you make your first ClickFunnels affiliate sale as easy as possible. And help you quickly recoup the cost of your purchase.

So I am also going to be giving you one, 1-year Software in a Box membership bonus license you can give away as a bonus for your first ClickFunnels affiliate sale. And every month you stay active, you will receive one additional license to use.

Creating bonuses is hard, but you now have a Done-For-You irresistible ClickFunnels bonus offer ready to go from the beginning!

You can use these licenses immediately, and all accumulated licenses are yours to use even if you stop paying for ClickFunnels.

Bonus #5: CF Follow Up Pro Access - This is an amazing ActiveCampaign automation system that will automatically follow up with your ClickFunnels affiliates. I use it to boost my stick rate and retain my affiliates longer. Set this up yourself, and you will earn more ClickFunnels commissions over time.

Bonus #6: Dream Car Follow Up System + Email Swipes - In addition to CF Follow Up Pro, you also get the same email swipes that have been working great for me at converting my trials into happy, paying ClickFunnels customers. Plug them into CF Follow Up Pro and watch your conversions skyrocket!

Bonus #7: My Best White-Label Funnels - To make your own ClickFunnels bonus package even sweeter, you will also be getting my best White Label Funnels.

The first, is my highest converting lead magnet which you can use to grow your email list and add to your bonus package.

And the second are my high converting One Funnel Away Challenge funnels which you can use to make OFA sales. Which is perfect for helping you qualify as a 30% CF affiliate.

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?

  • Maria says:

    I’ve been searching a little while to find a software like clickfunnels and I’m glad I found your article with all the details. I’m working to finish my eBook and hopefully I will launch my selling funnel soon.

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