If you’re reading this, I assume you’re interested in trying out the ClickFunnels affiliate management tool. With over 500,000 active monthly users, and a staggering 4.3 million monthly active users, it’s one of the best-known and most-used affiliate marketing software platforms out there.
It’s definitely a high-quality product, and one that you can’t truly appreciate until you’ve tried it out for yourself. Once you’ve created a free account, you can start reviewing the various offers and learning how to use the platform effectively.
The cool thing about ClickFunnels is that they allow you to integrate various other services and platforms to enhance your user experience and grow your business. Integrating with SaaS apps and web services that your target audience uses every day is essential for reaching them and engaging them into buying your products or services.
In this article, you’re going to learn how to test the integration of ClickFunnels with the industry standard email marketing service, Twilio. If you’ve ever used an email marketing platform like MailChimp or ClickHorse, you’ll have no problem picking up where you left off with ClickFunnels.
Setting Up The Integration
Before you begin testing the integration of ClickFunnels with Twilio, you first need to set it up. To do this, navigate to Settings > Integrations > Add New. From here, you can add integration with various SaaS applications and services such as Salesforce, Google Sheets, and much more.
For the purpose of this article, you are going to add a new integration with the Google Sheets app. To add a new integration, click Create a New Integration at the bottom of the page. Name the integration whatever you want (in this case, it’s called “ClickFunnels”).
Next, click Create an API Key to set up your own API key. Make sure that you never reveal this key to anyone except you.
Now, you’re going to connect your Google account to the integration. To do this, click Login to Google and then click Use another account. Select Add account from the list, and enter your email address and the password for the account you just created in the pop-up window.
Once you’ve logged in, click Add New Account. You’ll now see a page with your Google contacts and emails. Look for the icon that says Click here to add a contact. Select ClickFunnels from the drop-down menu, and then click Add Selected.
Setting Up The Funnel
After you’ve integrated with Google Sheets and set up your API key, you can begin creating a funnel. A funnel is a series of steps that you take to lead someone from the top of the funnel to the bottom.
To start, click Create a Funnel at the top of the page. In the pop-up window, provide a name for the funnel (in this example, we’re going to call it “Blogger Funnel”) and then select Step 1 from the drop-down menu. You’ll now see a page with a step input. Type a name for the first step of the funnel (in this case, it’s called “Choose a Blog Topic”).
Click on the + icon next to Step 1 to add an additional step.
You can add as many steps as you’d like by repeating the process. To add a step, select Step 1 from the drop-down menu, and then click +.
When you reach the bottom of the funnel, you’ll see a Submit button. When you click this button, you’ll be taken to a confirmation screen. To create a funnel from Google Sheets, you need to meet the following criteria:
- the funnel must contain at least three steps;
- each step must be composed of two fields (a name for the step, and an input field);
- the final step must be configured as a post-funnel page with a Submit button at the end.
Adding A Post-Funnel Page
After you’ve reached the bottom of the funnel, you can add a post-funnel page that will form the landing page of your affiliate program. This page should serve as the homepage of your website, and it’s where your customers or potential customers will find out more about your products and services.
To add a post-funnel page, click Add a Post-Funnel Page at the top of the page. In the pop-up window, enter a name for the page (in this example, we’re going to call it “Blogger Homepage”).
Then, click Add Another at the bottom of the page and create a new post-funnel page.
You can, of course, add as many post-funnel pages as you’d like. To create a post-funnel page, follow the same steps described above.
Activating The Funnel
Once you’ve created the necessary funnel templates in Google Sheets, you can begin configuring them. You can do this by navigating to Settings > Funnels > Activate the funnel.
You’ll see a pop-up window with the URL of your active funnel. Simply copy and paste this URL into your website’s URL bar, and you’ll be taken to your active funnel.
Editing The Funnel
To edit a funnel, simply open it in a web browser and click on the pencil icon on the bar at the top of the page. You can also go through the individual steps of the funnel and make changes to them.
As you’d expect, the more you know about funnels, the more you can do with them. Some of the things you can do include splitting test groups and varying the copy for some steps.
This article teaches you how to test the integration of ClickFunnels with Twilio, but there’s much more you can do with this powerful tool. For more information, visit www.clickfunnels.com.