A while back, I made the decision to create my own product to replace ClickFunnels. My product, called OptimizePress, grew quickly enough that I had to make the decision to move to a managed hosting solution or continue to host my product myself. After doing a little bit of research, I decided that it was worth the investment to move to a managed hosting solution and give my team and me the extra peace of mind that comes with reliability and support.

Why Did I Build This Product?

If you’ve ever been involved in the e-commerce industry, you probably know that ClickFunnels is the de facto standard for digital marketing tools. What started as a simple landing page builder for Amazon sellers has turned into a full-fledged suite of marketing products that make it simple to set up a digital marketing agency (more on that later).

While the product is fantastic, the cost to maintain the product can become quite high when you’re running a business. The main reason why I decided to build my own product is because I wanted a freer, more affordable option for my readers. I wanted to give them a chance to try out the product before they made the decision to purchase it. As a result, I launched a special deal where if you signed up for a free trial account, you would receive 100 days of free access to the product.

How Does It Work?

OptimizePress is a complete free alternative to ClickFunnels. It has all of the features that you’d expect from a robust product and it also has a few twists that make it a bit more user-friendly. To give you an idea of what OptimizePress is capable of, here’s a quick walkthrough of how to set up a store using the product.

First, you’ll want to visit the dashboard, where you can enter the details of your new store. On the left side of the dashboard, you’ll see the different sections of your store, curated collections, products, and more.

As you can see in the screenshot below, I set up a blog for digital marketing inspiration. In this case, I’m using WordPress since that’s what I’m most familiar with.

The main difference between WordPress and other content management systems is that with WordPress, you don’t have to worry about over-hypeing or under-hypeing your content. What that means is simply that someone can’t tell whether or not you’re speaking literally when you talk about something.

With so much talk of over-hypeing and under-hypeing content, you may be wondering: Can I use OptimizePress to build my store?

The answer to that is yes, but you may want to consider a few things first. One of the biggest differences between WordPress and OptimizePress is that WordPress is free, while OptimizePress is a premium product. There are also a few other differences, like the fact that WordPress is a CMS (content management system) while OptimizePress is a store builder. That means that WordPress is more of a publishing platform than OptimizePress, but either one can be used to build a store.

The Good

One of the things that I really like about OptimizePress is that it has all of the features that you’d expect from a robust product. From creating unlimited products to offering a 30-day free trial, the product has a lot to offer. If you’re considering a free alternative to ClickFunnels, you could do a lot worse than OptimizePress.

The Bad

The major downside to OptimizePress is that it isn’t as user-friendly as ClickFunnels. It takes a little bit more work to get your store up and running. This is mainly due to the fact that the dashboard is clean and uncluttered, which is a nice change from the sometimes-messy interface that you’ll find with most other similar products.

The Overall Conclusion

Overall, I think that OptimizePress is a great option for anyone looking for a free alternative to ClickFunnels. Just be sure to consult with a professional web developer if you’re looking for any kind of complex integrations or customization.