How To Make Your First Affiliate Commission With ClickFunnels

The biggest challenge most of you face as a new ClickFunnels affiliate is how to make your first affiliate commission.

At $97 a month, ClickFunnels is not cheap.  So I’ve found that helping new referrals earn their first affiliate commission is key for getting a them to stick with ClickFunnels long term.

The first step, is to create your own irresistible offer, so that people will be clamoring to buy through your affiliate link.

But this can be a huge challenge to know figure out what kind of offer to put together.  And most people wont have the time, money or inclination to do so.

But luckily for you, you started your ClickFunnels 14-day free trial though my link or purchased my Bonus PowerPack offer right?

If you did, this means you have access to my bonus package that lets you offer some incredible value right now to get people to sign up using your affiliate link.  That’s because you can now include, as part of your own bonuses the following:

  • Group Convert, Link Wizard, InvoicingYou, Magic Zap, and Sticky Reviews softwares
  • CF Share Funnel Library + White Label Rights
  • The Ultimate List of Lifetime Recurring Affiliate Programs + White Label Rights
  • Million Dollar Ad Swipe Library + White Label Rights

CF Affiliate PowerPack

You now have some incredible leverage to go get your first affiliate commission.

Now, how do we get people to discover your new, amazing bonus offer?

We’re not going to be using SEO, Adwords, Solo Ads, Pinterest, Youtube or Instagram.

While each of these methods can be great in their own way, they either take too long to see results, cost you money or both.

I’m looking to get you that quick win.

Where you can earn some money before your 14 day free trial expires.

The method I’m going to share with you is completely free, and anybody who puts in the effort can achieve results with it.

And that method is… *drum roll* please… Facebook.

Let me walk you step by step how this works.

Step 1 – Learn the ins and outs of ClickFunnels

This is super important with any affiliate product you promote and you cannot skip this step.  You must familiarize yourself with the pros and cons of ClickFunnels to effectively sell it.

The best way to do that is to build some funnels with it.

If you don’t know what kind of funnel to create open up my Million Dollar Ad Swipe Library (part of my bonuses)  and look at the funnels these successful marketers are using.

Pick one out each day and try to replicate it. Remember you’re not going to publish your funnel. So it doesn’t have to be perfect. You just need to figure out how everything works.

Step 2 – Setup Your Facebook Profile and Build your Audience

Next, watch this video about setting up your Facebook Profile by my friend Zeky Ahmed.  It’s just 20 minutes so watch the whole thing.

There are so many amazing gems in this video and here’s a summary of what you should have learned from watching it.

  1. Setting up your Facebook Profile Funnel
  2. How to point it to your offer
  3. Daily tasks to build your audience
  4. How to add friends who are engaging in groups you are in
  5. How to engage with people’s posts
  6. Messenger Voice Message Drops

And your first task to do is setup your Facebook Profile Funnel up right now like the video shows.  Then start doing the other tasks each day after your profile is setup correctly.

Step 3 – Start Engaging in Relevant Facebook Groups

Next, I want you to join these 2 Facebook groups to start: ClickFunnels Official and ClickFunnels Avengers (Affiliates)

I want you to dedicate 30 minutes a day in these two groups, asking and answering questions, and leaving comments.  Leave thoughtful answers and try to be as helpful and offer as much value as you can.

Now here’s a great strategy:

At the end of every answer you make, include a variation of the following: “If anyone ever has any questions, don’t hesitate to ask”.

Over time, as you build up your reputation in these groups, you will get more friend requests, and people will start asking you for help.

You can also be proactive and and direct-message (DM) people who are looking for help as well.  But don’t come on super strong or they will just think you’re trying to spam them.

Step 4 – Build a Relationship With the People You Chat With

The key here is to establish a rapport with the people you’re chatting with.  And treat then not as a potential affiliate commission, but as a networking opportunity as well.

During the course of your chats, you’ll want to find out the following:

  • Are they using ClickFunnels already in their business?
  • Would ClickFunnels be a good fit for what they’re trying to do? (ie. they’re trying to sell their own product or service, or they’re an affiliate marketer)
  • Are they looking for some training on how to better use ClickFunnels?

Next, you’ll need to figure out the best way to present your bonus offer.  Don’t worry, this is not as hard as it sounds.

Because the most common thing I get asked is “How do I get started making money with ClickFunnels?”

And I always tell them:

“Hook, story, offer”

When they ask what this means, I then tell them how I learned this through the One Funnel Away Challenge and how it inspired me to create these awesome bonuses.  Which in turn led me to qualifying for the ClickFunnels Dream Car.

They’ll ask me to show them the bonuses I’m using and that’s what gets them hooked.  Simple as that.

And this is the formula you will follow as well to get your first affiliate commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if the person is already a ClickFunnels user?

If someone is already a ClickFunnels user, then there’s not too much you can do, unless you can convince them to purchase Funnel Builder Secrets!  If you can, then that’s a cool $798.80 or $1198.80 commission for yourself.  And you’ll get the sticky cookie!

Otherwise, a good alternative is to tell them about the One Funnel Away Challenge and use your bonus for that instead.  It’s just as effective and you’ll earn a $100 up-front commission.

I’m still new and don’t know anything yet.  How can I provide value?

It’s definitely harder in the beginning.  But here are some tips:

  • Keep building a new funnel every day.  You’ll learn new stuff every time you build one.  And if you run into any issues, ask for help in the groups (and/or) ask ClickFunnels support to help you out.  And when you figure out the solution, write it down for future reference.
  • Read every post in the FB groups. If someone posts a great question (or great answer), make a note of it.
  • Sign up and go through all the free courses that Spencer Mecham has put together. Wouldn’t you want to learn from the #1 ClickFunnels affiliate?
  • Take the One Funnel Away Challenge the next time it opens.

How can I promote the One Funnel Away Challenge if I haven’t taken it yet.

That’s true, you shouldn’t.  Take the One Funnel Away Challenge first so you know what it’s about.  It’s an awesome course, and well worth the investment.

Does this strategy only work for ClickFunnels?

No, it definitely works for other affiliate products as well.

Try using the bonuses to sell Spencer Mecham’s Affiliate Secrets 2.0 training to members of his Facebook group, Automation Nation following this same strategy.  This is a high ticket course ($897) and you’ll earn 50% affiliate commissions on it.

It’s very easy to promote, especially if you use my Affiliate Secrets backdoor method.

I’ve also used these same bonuses to promote BuilderAll, LeadPages and ActiveCampaign among others.  It will work with pretty much any product in the digital marketing space.  So go give it a shot!

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.