If you’re looking for a way to engage your audience and increase traffic to your website, you’ve probably considered using a click funnel.

A click funnel, also known as a lead funnel or a sales funnel, is a simple but effective way to do this. Essentially, a click funnel works by getting your visitors to click a link, visit a certain page, or buy a product. Once they’ve completed a transaction, you can engage with them using an affiliate marketing program such as ClickFunnels to promote your services or products.

From the moment you create a click funnel, you can start leveraging it to gain publicity, grow your audience, and make money online.

The Basics

If you’ve never used a click funnel, the concept behind it may seem complex at first. Let’s take a step back and discuss the basics of creating a click funnel to give you an idea of what to expect.

To create a click funnel for the purpose of this article, we’ll use the powerful tool called Funnel Forge.

Like Google Analytics, Funnel Forge is a free tool that provides you with all the information you need to track visitors to your site and engage them with your content.

To install it, go to https://funnelforge.com and click the big blue button that says “Let’s get started.”

After installing Funnel Forge, navigate to http://localhost:8888/ (replacing localhost with your web server’s IP address or domain if you’re not using a local server). You should now see a screen like this:

As you can see, we have a landing page setup already. To set up our funnel, let’s click on the “Create a Funnel” button.

After confirming our intent to create a funnel, Funnel Forge presents us with a simple form. The form needs a name for the funnell (which will show up as the heading for your funnel on the dashboard), a description (this is the blurb that will appear under the heading on the dashboard), and a grand total of one input field for the objective of the funnel (this is the field that will be used to track our conversions).

Since we’re setting up a sales funnel, let’s name our new funnel “Sales Funnel” and choose the “Visit a Site” goal as the objective.

After clicking the \”Create\” button, we’ll get taken to our “Sites” screen. Here, we can choose which site we’d like to use for the objective of our funnel. Since we’re creating a visit-based goal, we’ll choose getconsumed.com, a site dedicated to providing helpful information for those interested in veganism.

Now that we have our site selected, let’s add more details about our funnel’s purpose by clicking the pencil icon on the right side of the \”Add more details\” section located under the “Sites” tab. Doing this will open up a “Detail” section where we can add more information about our funnel. For our purposes, let’s add that we want to convert site visitors into paying customers.

The next step is to add more conversions. To do this, click the \”+\” icon located on the right side of the \”Details\” section.

This will take us to a screen where we can add our first conversion event. On this screen, we can choose the name of the event, its objective, and add more details about the conversion (for example, the page that the visitor came from or the click through URL if they came to our site from an ad).

Step-by-Step

Now that you have the basics down, let’s go ahead and create a click funnel from start to finish. For this step, we’ll use the “Visit a Site” conversion goal as our starting point.

To get started, click the “Visit a Site” button located on the right side of the funnel creation screen.

This will take us to our \”Sites\” screen where we can select our starting point. For this example, we’ll choose getconsumed.com.

Once we’ve selected our starting point, we can click the \”+\” icon to add a new conversion event.

This will then take us to our \”Conversions\” screen where we can choose the name of the event, set the conversion objective, and add more details about our conversion (i.e., the page that the visitor came from or the click through URL if they came to our site from an ad).

To add more conversions to our funnel, we can continue adding more event names and clicking the \”+\” icon.

More Detail

When you’re creating a funnel from scratch, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one or two sites. You can select any site you want and start building a relationship with them. Once you’ve established that relationship, you can start promoting their products and services.

Since we’re using the “Visit a Site” conversion goal for our purposes, let’s add this site to our list of objectives. Clicking the pencil icon on the right side of the “Sites” screen will take us to our “Details” section where we can add more information about our objective.

To add more details, click the \”+\” icon on the right side of the \”Details\” section.

This will then take us to a screen where we can add more conversions. To create a click funnel, we’ll continue adding more details about our goal and then add more sites. Once we’ve added all our sites, we can add more conversions.

To add another site, go back to the \”Sites\” screen, select the “Visit a Site” goal, and then click the \”+\” icon on the right side of the \”Details\” section.

This will then take us to our \”Conversions\” screen where we can input the name of the event, set the conversion objective, and add more details about our conversion (i.e., the page that the visitor came from or the click through URL if they came to our site from an ad).

Summary

To recap, here’s a quick summary of how to create a click funnel from the ground up:

  • Select your starting point.
  • Click the \”+\” icon to add a new conversion event.
  • Add details about your conversion (i.e., the page that the visitor came from or the click through URL if they came to our site from an ad).
  • Repeat steps 2 and 3 to add more sites and more conversions.

As you can see, this is a fairly basic process that shouldn’t require too much explanation. But, just to be safe, let’s walk through it one more time.

To get started, go to https://funnelforge.com (replacing localhost with your web server’s IP address or domain if you’re not using a local server).

Once you’re on the dashboard, click the “Create a Funnel” button to open up the funnel creation screen.

From here, you can click the \”+\” icon to add a new conversion event or click the \”Visit a Site\” button to select a starting point.

Click the \”Details\” section to the right of the \”Visit a Site\” button to open up this part of the screen.

Here, you can add more details about your conversion event by clicking the pencil icon on the right side of the screen.

To add more details, click the \”+\” icon on the right side of the \”Details\” section to open up a screen where you can input the details of your conversion event. This way, you can always remember what events you’ve set up.

Once you’ve created your first funnel, you can navigate to http://localhost:8888/admin/ (replacing localhost with your web server’s IP address or domain if you’re not using a local server).