I’ve tested a lot of ClickFunnels alternatives over the years. Below is my list of the best online business platforms similar to ClickFunnels – but more affordable, user-friendlier, and better in some areas.

These products offer different features and pricing options, catering to various business needs and budgets.

ClickFunnels helps online business owners create funnels in a few clicks. It has been incredibly popular among business owners, marketers, course creators, and others, because it lets us manage entire sales processes online.

Yet, as I’ve seen from my own experience with ClickFunnels, and from what you’ve told me, the platform may be overkill:

Here are its cons 👎:

  • It costs a premium: ClickFunnels charges between $147 to $297 per month (yes, this is often the #1 complaint).
  • Doesn’t support ads: Even as ClickFunnels 2.0, it still does not let you advertise in your videos/webinars.
  • Limited membership site design: It would be better with more options and mobile-friendliness.
  • Limited student engagement: ClickFunnels 2.0 now supports online courses (LMS), but engagement tools like assessments/quizzes, gamification, and comments/discussions are missing.
  • Limited integrations: Besides a few email marketing integrations, there aren’t many native integrations available (though Zapier can help).
  • Customer support could be more responsive.

To its credit, ClickFunnels 2.0 offers bucketloads of benefits, tools, and time-saving templates.

Consider these:

ClickFunnels

I call ClickFunnels the Apple of sales funnel building (complete with the premium price tag).

So, if you don’t have the budget, or need some of the capabilities it lacks, here are some of the best ClickFunnels 2.0 alternatives that ACTUALLY deliver better or equally good results.

So, here’s the full list and my take on the top funnel-building platforms similar to ClickFunnels to help you decide.

Kajabi – Most comprehensive ClickFunnels alternative

Kajabi

Kajabi is an excellent alternative to ClickFunnels 2.0 because it delivers all that the latter offers, and then some. I’ve used Kajabi for my own courses and digital products and it really can replace ClickFunnels.

Here’s what Kajabi offers.

  • Online courses: Kajabi offers a powerful course builder for creators. The Kajabi platform lets you build, market, sell, and deliver aftersales services. Additionally, the courses include engagement tools such as commenting, discussions, assessments, drip emails, and course completion certificates.
  • One-on-one coaching: You can also include 1-on-1 coaching sessions within your Kajabi online courses. They just added group trainings with breakout rooms, too.
  • Sales funnels: Like ClickFunnels 2.0, I’ve used Kajabi to create some pretty complex funnels. In addition, you get plenty of templates to get you started.
  • Email marketing: Kajabi’s email broadcasts and sequences are pretty robust. For example, you can create beautiful or simple emails, schedule, release, and auto-resend them to certain customer segments based on tags.
  • Marketing automation: Kajabi eliminates the need for a separate autoresponder. It offers a visual sales funnel builder with A/B testing and good analytics to track performance, similarly to ClickFunnels 2.0.
  • Podcasts: Kajabi has a pretty solid podcast management system, too. Check out my Kajabi podcast review guide here for more details.
  • Webinars: Kajabi enables you to create both paid and free, live and replay webinars and podcasts. You can only create webinars with ClickFunnels.
  • Membership sites: Create paid and free membership sites as funnels and manage them, including payments and moderation, without additional tools.
  • Community: Kajabi’s community component now offers more advanced engagement tools, such as gamification, posts, commenting, and discussions.
  • Affiliate management: Like Systeme, Kajabi offers affiliate programs for people who are interested in promoting your products.

Speaking of Kajabi pricing, you get to choose from these three plans:

kajabi pricing

Most people end up going with the Growth plan that costs $199 per month because the 3 product and funnel limitations on the basic plan can be quite limiting.

Kajabi pros 👍

  • All-in-one platform
  • Unlike ClickFunnels 2.0’s new courses feature, Kajabi’s courses include more compliance and student-level accountability tools, like assessments, sequential learning option, and progress tracking
  • Like CF 2.0, it builds complex funnels and automations
  • It’s great for customizing pages, emails, and more
  • Includes well-designed templates for quick starts
  • Community and membership components are excellent (includes gamification features)
  • Excellent email marketing (one-time, broadcast emails, and email sequences)

Kajabi cons 👎

  • Quite expensive, too
  • Despite its premium pricing, you can only create a limited number of contacts and courses
  • In both Kajabi and ClickFunnels, live chat is only available with plans above $200/month.

I have used and reviewed Kajabi in depth in one of my previous blog posts. Do check it out.

Bottom line: Kajabi is one of the best ClickFunnels alternatives because it offers advanced funnel building, email marketing (broadcasts and conditional sequences), and advanced marketing automation (conditional). Additionally, it offers a superior online course platform.

Systeme – Top free alternative

Systeme.io features

When I heard from my network that Systeme is free, I thought, “No way! There must be a catch here”. Yet, unless things change, Systeme’s free plan offers bucketloads of value for online business owners.

Here’s what Systeme.io offers:

  • Courses: I like that you can create well-organized online courses in a few steps. Unlike ClickFunnels 2.0, Systeme offers robust community and membership tools, although it doesn’t offer assessments or course completion certificates like Kajabi or LearnWorlds.
  • Websites and page builder: Yes, you can build simple yet good-enough websites, landing pages, and blogs with Systeme.
  • Sell physical and digital products: Like ClickFunnels, you can do this seamlessly (a third-party platform handles order fulfillment, of course).
  • Email marketing: Systeme offers a good email marketing platform, including sending email sequences and broadcasts, unless you need a lot of customization.
  • Funnels: ClickFunnels 2.0 lets you to create up to 20, more complex funnels, but Systeme allows you to create unlimited, 15-step sales funnels (with A/B testing) to convert casual browsers to paying customers.
  • Affiliate management: Systeme’s free plan lets you recruit affiliates to promote your products. The Systeme Marketplace lets your affiliates choose what products to promote, too.
  • Memberships: Like ClickFunnels 2.0, you can create free and paid (public and private) memberships with Systeme.
  • Communities: Systeme, unlike ClickFunnels 2.0, lets you create both public and private communities, so you can engage your audience more with group discussions and follow-ups.
  • Webinars: ClickFunnels and systems allow you to create, schedule, and manage webinars all in one place.

Here’s a neat way to grow your business with System Pricing – a powerful free plan and three other paid plans based on your business size.

Systeme pricing

And yes, you can also compare Systeme vs ClickFunnels 2.0 head-to-head in my hands-on review.

Systeme pros 👍

  • Offers a lot of value for free
  • Easy to learn, user-friendly
  • All-in-one platform, so no separate tools are needed (mostly).
  • It provides excellent student engagement tools and a community feature that is superior to ClickFunnels 2.0
  • Simple marketing automation workflows
  • It supports unlimited offers, including unlimited courses, pages, and students
  • Promote your products with affiliates with a free plan

Systeme cons 👎

  • Customizations and advanced funnel building are limited
  • The online course builder on Systeme isn’t as powerful as those on dedicated platforms, such as Thinkific or Teachable. There is no drag-and-drop email editor.

If you’re interested in a standalone review of Systeme, please refer to this blog post.

Bottom line: Systeme’s free plan offers a lot of value, including three sales funnels with up to 15 steps each, a complete course platform, and unlimited emails sent. Also, I like that it offers several plans, so you can upgrade gradually as your business grows.

Podia – Top lightweight alternative

With Podia, you get a complete digital business platform, but it feels lightweight in comparison to ClickFunnels 2.0 and Kajabi. In addition, it provides some powerful capabilities at a lower cost, as shown below:

  • Coaching: Teach your expertise via one-on-one sessions (something ClickFunnels doesn’t support).
  • Courses: Create, market, and sell robust online courses and digital downloads. And, unlike ClickFunnels, your courses can have assessments, discussions, and certifications.
  • Visual builder: Not only does Podia have a darn good user interface itself, but it also enables you to build user-friendly workflows, pages, and designs for sites.
  • Emails 2.0: I was looking forward to the Emails 2.0 update. Podia delivered by including more robust email sequence capabilities, which is great for building and running decently-capable funnels/marketing automations.
  • Affiliate management: Like Kajabi and Systeme, you can onboard affiliates and manage them in one place, from commission rates to payouts.
  • Webinars: Like ClickFunnels, Podia offers useful webinars for generating leads and converting them to customers.

If you don’t need ClickFunnels’ more sophisticated capabilities, Podia is quite the affordable alternative.

podia pricing

Podia pros 👍

  • Podia’s embeddable popups let you sell products on any site or page
  • It supports unlimited courses, students, contacts, downloads, emails, etc.
  • Similar features at a lower price than ClickFunnels and Kajabi
  • User-friendly platform
  • All-in-one business solution, so no need for additional integrations

Podia cons 👎

  • Offers basic community-building and engagement tools
  • Compared with similarly priced alternatives like Systeme, Podia’s marketing automation is still limited.
  • Affiliate management is not included in the $33/month plan
  • The Free plan is not free. It charges an 8% transaction fee per sale

If you’re interested in reading my hands-on review of Podia, do refer this blog post.

Bottom line: Podia may not be the best choice if you need to build funnels similar to ClickFunnels. However, it is an affordable option for creating a website, offering an online course, email marketing, and selling downloadables such as ebooks and worksheets.

CartFlows + Elementor – Best alternative for WordPress

Cartflows website

CartFlows is an excellent funnel builder plugin for WordPress sites. For BloggingX Pro, I’ve used CartFlows with Elementor, and I’m impressed.

  • WordPress funnel builder: Integrate funnel-building capabilities right into your WordPress site.
  • Sales flows: In CartFlows, the Canvas Mode enables you to visualize and edit interactive sales funnels.
  • One-clicks: The platform supports one-click templates for various use cases, including order bumps, upsells, and more
  • Checkouts: Includes tools to help you convert more, including anti-cart abandonment, unlimited upsells, unlimited order bumps, re-usable checkout pages, custom fields, express checkout, and pre-checkout offers.
  • A/B split testing: CartFlows enables you to test, compare, and contrast different marketing and sales strategies to find the best-converting ones.
  • Integrations: Works well with other WordPress page builders like Elementor, Divi Builder, and Thrive Architect, e-commerce solutions like WooCommerce, and more. You can also integrate it with your favorite Learning Management System (LMS) for online courses.

CartFlows recently updated its pricing and plans to reflect its current capabilities, too. Check this out and decide for yourself:

CartFlows pricing plans

CartFlows pros 👍

  • Feature-rich WordPress funnel builder plugin
  • Integrates great with other WP solutions to improve functionality (like WooCommerce, Elementor, etc.)
  • Excellent checkout page tools to boost conversions such as upsells, downsells, order bumps, etc
  • Includes a lifetime plan if you want to avoid recurring payments

CartFlows cons 👎

  • No in-built course builder (you’ll have to integrate with LearnDash or create funnels for your WordPress LMS courses)
  • It lacks an affiliate management program like other alternatives to ClickFunnels
  • Doesn’t support memberships or communities
  • Doesn’t allow funnel sharing

I am personally using CartFlows on one of my websites where I also host my online courses using LearnDash. Do read my in-depth review on CartFlows here.

Bottom line: CartFlows is perfect for people who want to run their businesses from their WordPress website, but need a more budget-friendly funnel builder and checkout page optimizer than ClickFunnels.

ThriveCart – Best alternative for checkouts

thrivecart logo

ThriveCart provides a solid online cart platform with a quick sales funnel function. I wouldn’t call it a sales funnel builder, not in the sense of a step-by-step sales process. But it will suffice if you are looking to improve your checkout pages, conversion rate, upsells, average cart value, and revenue.

Consider these capabilities.

  • Checkout page funnels: You can create upsell or downsell pages linked together, provide links to purchases, or add leads to a membership site. It’s certainly not a replacement for ClickFunnels as a lead gen and complete sales funnel builder. My experience is that it can actually help to increase conversions at the checkout stage of your sales funnel.
  • Popup checkouts: I value this because it helps your website visitors buy any offer they like from any page on your website. This makes buying easier for your customers and increases the chance of making a sales for yourself.
  • Cart abandonment recovery: I really like that it includes solutions such as retargeting, downsells to reduce resistance, dunning management to avoid payment issues, and follow-up emails (although you’ll need a separate provider for this).
  • E-commerce store: Like ClickFunnels 2.0, you can sell both physical and digital products with Thrive Cart. Both also include sales tax calculation and order fulfillment tools.

Something else. To avoid paying monthly or annual fees, you can purchase the Thrive Cart Lifetime deal in a one-time payment.

ThriveCart pricing

ThriveCart pros:

  • All-in-one checkout platform
  • Automates upsells, downsells, dunning management, and more with When/Then rules
  • Lots of conversion optimization tools such as embeddable carts, popup checkouts, 1-click order bumps, coupons, and video carts.
  • Seamlessly fulfill physical product orders with Kunaku and Lulu
  • Lifetime plan deal

ThriveCart cons:

  • Not a complete sales funnel platform
  • No in-built autoresponder or email marketing system

Bottomline: I personally use ThriveCart for selling digital products instead of using other platforms like Gumroad. With this, I don’t need to depend on the limited marketing features that other platforms provide, such as upsells, order bumps, and even funnel functionality. In my opinion, Thrivecart offers the highest conversions, especially with their Checkouts 2.0. If you are interested in learning more about ThriveCart refer to my review here.

FunnelKit (formerly WooFunnels)

FunnelKit pricing

Maybe you just need a sales funnel builder (well, and a few other capabilities). And, you want to retain your WordPress site as your business hub. In that case, FunnelKit lets you build conversion-optimized funnels for your WordPress site.

The WordPress sale funnel plugin also includes email marketing automation, which is a bonus over ClickFunnels 2.0.

  • Automations: Like ClickFunnels, use this to build simple to complex funnels on WordPress. With Action Filter, you can trigger conditional workflows based on certain customer actions.
  • Live tracking: This feature lets you monitor your A/B tests, whether its on a funnel page or email or text messaging campaign — or a “free shipping” offer at checkout.
  • Conversion optimization checkouts: Expect a frictionless WooCommerce checkout experience for your customers, but better. Also think: one-click upsells, downsell, order bumps, discounts, recover carts, related purchases, etc.
  • SMS marketing: It’s one of the most engaging ways to communicate with your customers, and FunnelKit offers it alongside email marketing. When you respect your customers’ privacy and GDPR rules, I think it’s great for recovering carts (best cart abandonment).

For these capabilities, here’s what you’ll need to invest.

FunnelKit pricing

FunnelKit pros 👍

  • Visual sales funnel builder
  • Great ClickFunnels alternative for WordPress
  • Quick to learn and use
  • Robust conversion-optimized checkouts over the default WooCommerce checkout page
  • Includes a free plugin for WP (although it’s quite limited)

FunnelKit cons 👎

  • The funnels aren’t sharable
  • No built-in affiliate management program
  • Quite pricey compared to alternatives such as CartFlows and WPFunnels.

I have reviewed FunnelKit in detail in this blog post comparing it with Cartflows, do give it a read

Bottom line: FunnelKit is a top CartFlows alternative for WP. Where FunnelKit beats ClickFunnels is that it offers unlimited funnels for about $100 cheaper and includes more checkout page tools, such as multiple offers on a page, abandoned cart recovery, and conditional order bumps.

Kartra – Advanced automations

Kartra features

My experience with Kartra is similar to ClickFunnels, except that it needs a new leash of life to keep up. I think a fresh coat of paint for the UI would be a great start! Yet, I’ve said before that Kartra is the best ClickFunnels alternative, so let’s see what it has to offer these days.

  • All-in-one online business platform: Kartra offers all the tools you’ll need to build, run, and scale an online business. From online courses to paid memberships to checklists and ebooks, it’s all here.
  • Sales funnels: One area where Kartra still stands out is that you can create unlimited sophisticated funnels while ClickFunnels still limits you to a specific number.
  • Email marketing: Send one-time emails, broadcasts, and email sequences with Kartra. Autoresponder, email segmentation, follow-ups, email list management, all of it is included.
  • SMS Messaging: With text messages, you can send even more personalized communications (not available on ClickFunnels…or Kajabi… or pretty much anywhere else).
  • Marketing automation: It starts with lead generation tools (and tagging and lead scoring like HubSpot). In the next step, you can create a more complex funnel, complete with real-time funnel analytics, behavior-based marketing, A/B testing, and email marketing integration.
  • Online course hosting (Membership sites): Kartra lets you sell courses via paid memberships. Or, you can create a course funnel for it.
  • Customer hub: Create your own customer support hub here so that students, customers, and subscribers can reach you with questions and concerns.
  • Checkouts: Another area Kartra beats ClickFunnels 2.0 is that it lets you use any of 40 currencies, 12 languages, downsells, and handles taxes for you. Otherwise, expect everything else ClickFunnels does; upsells, discount coupons, cart abandonment follow-ups, order bumps, and more such tools to help you sell more.
  • Affiliate management: And of course, Kartra helps you recruit affiliates to promote your products.

Kartra is certainly a big deal. And how much Kartra costs also reflects that. Here’s a quick overview:

Kartra pricing

Kartra pros 👍

  • All-in-one platform with more solutions than ClickFunnels 2.0 and most other funnel building platforms
  • Great dynamic One-time Offers and behavioral marketing automations
  • Delivers more value for about the same pricing as ClickFunnels 2.0
  • Simplified workflows
  • Lots of templates, include for funnel building
  • Thoughtful customer hub
  • Solid starter plan

Kartra cons 👎

  • Will require some getting used to
  • Can be quite pricey for starters
  • No dedicated course builder
  • Needs refreshing to a modern look and feel

Bottom line: Where Kartra beats ClickFunnels 2.0 is that it delivers all you need to start and scale an online business on one platform. In particular, Kartra offers behavioral email marketing, meaning you won’t need a separate autoresponder for that like you would with ClickFunnels.

Groove.cm – Comprehensive

GrooveFunnels

Groove.cm is easily a top ClickFunnels 2.0 alternative because it offers very similar capabilities, such as advanced funnel and page building tools. It’s an all-in-one platform that’s been building its capabilities over the last few years — and boy has it evolved!

Fun fact: Groove founder, Mike Filsaime is a mentor and friend to ClickFunnels’ CEO, Russel Brunson (you may notice how this matters below!)

Groove.cm offers:1

  • GroovePages: This is a visual, drag-n-drop page builder. Expect a wealth of beautiful templates to help you get started building your website, blog, landing page, and other pages.
  • GrooveFunnels: Like ClickFunnels 2.0, Groove offers over eight funnel types to lead your visitors to buy. It includes funnel templates for mini classes, webinars, ebook launches, tripwires, evergreens, and survey funnels.
  • GrooveSell: You can use this checkout solution to integrate single-step or multi-step checkouts, order bumps, upsells, payment plans, and much more.
  • GrooveMail: This is the drag-n-drop email marketing and CRM solution. It includes autoresponder, list management, 100s of email templates (awesome!), forms, segmentation, and delivery optimization tools.
  • GrooveAffiliate: Here’s where you can team up with affiliates to promote your digital products. It has affiliate leaderboards, partner contracts (for sharing revenue), and bonus tax reports you won’t find anywhere else.
  • GrooveMember: This is the memberships hub. It also lets you create courses and memberships – both include tiered plans and support drip-feeding.
  • GrooveVideo: This video hosting hub also lets you customize, manage, and share your videos to any site from here. No need to upload video content twice. Slick!
  • GrooveKart: I initially thought this would be the shopping cart hub (but that’s GrooveSell). Instead, it is an e-commerce hub, a more powerful one than ClickFunnels, I will add. You can import your entire Shopify, WooCommerce, or Etsy store to Groove, completely redesign it, accept payments, and run a dropshipping business.
  • GrooveBlog: WordPress blog killer? Maybe. Maybe not. But I like that you can run a full-blown blog to leverage content marketing, link building, ads traffic, and SEO.
  • GrooveWebinar: Three things got me smiling here; you can release file content gradually to hold engagement, segment attendees and follow up with emails to boost conversions, and pick precisely where to reveal an offer within your webinar. Love it!
  • GrooveProof: You’ve seen those “live” website pop-ups showing that someone nearby just bought the offer you’re looking at, right? Well, that’s what this social proof tool is all about. Subtle but effective.

Here’s how Groove.cm pricing compares to your ClickFunnel subscription.

Groove pricing

Groove pros 👍

  • Replaces pretty much any other platform you have, not just ClickFunnels
  • Offers training to get you started
  • Responsive customer support (includes FB group and online )
  • Offers lots of templates, too
  • More affordable than most platforms, considering the value you’re getting
  • Supports unlimited offerings, from unlimited members for courses to unlimited share funnels
  • Surprisingly well-laid out and refined considering all the tools it offers
  • Lifetime plan that you can pay in 3 installments
  • Limited free account

Groove cons 👎

  • It can be overkill and overwhelming for a starter

Bottom line: Groove.cm is a powerful all-in-on eplatform for online business owners looking for a single platform to run all aspects of their business – more so than ClickFunnels 2.0 and even Kajabi and Kartra.

ConvertKit – Email marketing alternative

ConvertKit features

ConvertKit markets itself first and foremost as an email marketing platform.

Yet, from my experience, you can use it to replace ClickFunnels thanks to its robust marketing automation capabilities.

Here’s what I mean:

  • Sell digital products: Have an existing digital product you want to promote? Among other things, ConvertKit lets you do that when sending out newsletters, e-books, music albums, podcasts, and coaching products. Like Podia, your sites can include “Buy Now” buttons to direct visitors to your products.
  • Email marketing: From one-off emails to broadcasts to follow-up sequences, ConvertKit has you covered (something ClickFunnels isn’t as good at – yet). It includes auto-resending, too.
  • Tag-based audience segmentation: I like this tag-based system (similar to Kajabi) for its ability to send the right message to the right people at the right time.
  • Visual marketing automation hub: Makes it simple to create landing pages, forms, and the steps leading up to them (instead of complicated coding steps).

You can see ConvertKit pricing below to get a sense of the investment you can expect to make.

ConvertKit pricing

ConvertKit pros 👍

  • Provides good customer support
  • Excellent email marketing solution, including as an autoresponder like GetResponse and ActiveCampaign
  • Quickly auto-resend unopened emails to increase open rates (and conversion rates).
  • Quick WordPress integration
  • Automatically adds inactive subscribers to a cold segment for re-engagement

ConvertKit cons 👎

  • Limited A/B testing (email subject lines only)
  • Limited ability to edit templates and autoresponder messages
  • Doesn’t include an affiliate management program for your digital products
  • Doesn’t include an in-built course builder or product creation tool, so you’ll need a separate LMS integration for that.

LeadPages – Best landing page builder

Leadpages features

I like that LeadPages has evolved from a bubbling landing page builder to become a full-blown lead generation platform. Besides creating landing pages for email campaigns and paid ads, you can also use it to create a small business website.

LeadPages is a great choice for several reasons:

  • Lead generation and management: The platform now includes LeadMeter (for real-time tips to improve your copy, page structure, and images for conversions), Lead Library (a CRM-like lead management hub), and checkout forms you can add directly to LeadPages sales pages.
  • Page-to-Page connections (funnels?): To create funnels with LeadPages, you can duplicate pages and use the form and link settings to make the page-to-page connection. Not bad if you are okay with it and want to save bucks. You just won’t be able to visualize your entire marketing and sales funnel as you would with ClickFunnels 2.0.
  • Drag-n-drop page builder: This is a visual builder, which means you don’t need to reload pages to see new changes. You can see and edit your design in real-time.
  • No-code templates: Select from over 250 modern and customizable templates for lead capture, conversion landing pages, offer pages, sales pages, and product launches.
  • Downloadables: You can upload ebooks, checklists, PDFs, spreadsheets, and more, just like ClickFunnels. I use these as lead magnets along with lead generation forms, which has worked quite well. You just won’t be able to create them on LeadPages because, unlike LearnWorlds, which has an ebook writer and content editor in-built, there’s nothing of the sort here.
  • Conversion toolkit: Besides LeadMeter, popups, and the checkout toolkit, you can also A/B test and track your page performances with analytics. A/B testing applies to text, CTAs, images, and more while the analytics include metrics such as conversion rate and traffic volume.

Still, should you find LeadPages isn’t ticking all the boxes for your business, I’ve compiled a list of the best LeadPages alternatives here for you. It includes Instapage, Landingi, and Thrive Themes, so check it out and decide for yourself.

Wondering how much LeadPages costs after its 14-day free trial? Check this out:

LeadPages pricing

LeadPages pros 👍

  • Lots of appealing, conversion-oriented templates to get you started
  • Integrates seamlessly with most email service providers, marketing automation platforms, WordPress, funnel builders, payment gateways, and more.
  • LeadPages popup forms are highly customizable (unlike some other tools I know)
  • Includes A/B testing

LeadPages cons 👎

  • Not an all-in-one lead generation platform
  • The CRM component isn’t rich enough for proper lead management and follow-ups
  • Wish it offered a more complete funnel building experience

LearnWorlds

LearnWorlds logo

I recommend LearnWorlds if you are looking for an alternative to ClickFunnels for creating, promoting, and selling interactive courses online (without burning a hole in your pocket).

Its superior interactive course player, social media-like community platform, one-click funnels, affordability, and conversion-optimized checkout pages are some of the main reasons I consider LearnWorlds superior to many of thebest online course platforms today.

Yet, LearnWorlds offers more.

  • Dedicated online course platform: Unlike ClickFunnels 2.0, LearnWorlds supports 1-on-1 and group training sessions, SCORMs (great for corporate trainings), surveys, assessments and quizzes, completion certificates, and more. Also see my LearnWorlds vs Teachable review for more.
  • Advanced community: Students can DM each other, comment, like, and post in groups, encouraging discussions and accountability partnerships.
  • Builder platform: Expect user-friendly yet solid builders for courses, ebooks, websites, mobile apps, landing pages, one-click funnels, etc.
  • Memberships: You can offer free, paid, private, drip-fed, and curated course funnels, complete with checkout pages, payment gateways, and more.

Like Systeme and Thinkific, LearnWorlds offers great value for money, too. Here’s how it charges.

learnworlds pricing

I’ve compared my experiences using LearnWorlds vs Kajabi and even LearnWorlds vs Thinkific. See the comparisons to know how they stack up.

LearnWorlds pros 👍

  • One of the best online course platforms today (social-first learning)
  • Includes 1-click sales funnels tailored specifically for course creators
  • Supports upsells, cross-sells, subscriptions, bundles, memberships, and ongoing payments/plans
  • Excellent learner enagement tools can promote retention, referrals, and course completions
  • Lots of customizable templates
  • Pre-built forms, popups, and widgets for lead magnets and email capture
  • Affordable course platform
  • Integrates well with plenty of sales funnel platforms, email marketing tools, etc.

LearnWorlds cons 👎

  • Limited funnel building vs ClickFunnels 2.0
  • Specially designed for course creators – not so much for all types of online businesses

SamCart

Samcart logo

If you are most concerned about increasing conversions, sales, upsells, order bumps, and reducing cart abandonment at checkout, SamCart is a robust checkout platform. Plus, it includes many of ClickFunnels other capabilities.

  • CheckoutOS: I like that it supports 1-click pop-up checkouts, A/B testing, and quick checkouts (autofill).
  • Conversion optimization tools: Includes dunning management, order bumps, 1-click upsells, tools to minimize cart abandonment, etc.
  • Checkouts Anywhere: Like Podia and ThriveCart, SamCart lets you embed checkout pages anywhere, effectively turning any website page into a sales page.
  • Affiliate center: And, you can manage affiliate commissions, links, and numbers right from SamCart.
  • Customer hub: This is where your customers can update their payment details, such as credit card numbers and subscriptions. It’s not a CRM, though.
  • Payment gateways: Yes, you can accept mobile payments via Google Pay and Apple Pay along with PayPal and Stripe.

I’ve also shared my hands-on experience of SamCart vs ClickFunnels here, so check that out for more comparison areas.

Now, SamCart may be a bit more pricey than say, ThriveCart. Yet, if you have a tested digital product, you can easily afford it. To help you decide, here are SamCart pricing and plans:

SamCart pros 👍

  • User-friendly page and online course builder
  • Exceptional conversion optimization tools for checkout pages
  • Fast checkouts
  • White-label branding
  • Great affiliate tracking
  • Responsive customer support

SamCart cons 👎

  • Still a bit expensive compared to capable competitors like ThriveCart
  • No membership sites or community building tools
  • No lifetime deal like ThriveCart
  • Not a funnel builder like ClickFunnels 2.0

As per my opinion, SamCart is overpriced. I would instead recommend you instead make use of ThriveCart which offers better value for money.

OptimizePress

OptimizePress website

I like what OptimizePress has become; an all-in-one business platform built on its lead generation tool days. I now find it quite similar to Kartra and ClickFunnels, which is why I’m including it here with confidence. Consider the following capabilities and see what you’ll think, too.

  • Marketing funnels: I’ve had similar experiences with OptimizePress and Kartra funnels. You get a funnel visualizer, complete with real-time funnel analytics, A/B split testing, and seamless checkouts. Plus, you can build unlimited funnels (versus 20 with ClickFunnels)
  • Sell digital and physical products: One of my favorite capabilities here is that you can deliver physical, digital, offline, and downloadable products, including consulting and agency services.
  • Page builder: It’s a WordPress builder plugin, so while it won’t create a custom domain site from scratch, it helps you customize an existing one, featuring over 250 templates, opt-in forms, and lead capture tools. You can also create unlimited pages per site instead of 100 on ClickFunnels 2.0.
  • Unlimited courses: Unlike ClickFunnels 2.0, you are free to create, sell, and promote an unlimited number of courses, memberships, order bumps, upsells, downsells, and more — right on your WordPress site.
  • Integrations: OptimizePress works well with most WordPress tools, including themes, email services, plugins, security tools, etc.

OptimizePress pros 👍

  • Powerful WordPress funnel builder
  • Customizable opt-in and lead forms
  • Supports webinars
  • Conversion-optimized checkout pages
  • More affordable ClickFunnels alternative
  • Richer online course solutions than ClickFunnels 2.0
  • Integrates with many WordPress themes
  • User-friendly interface

OptimizePro cons 👎

  • No in-built email marketing system
  • No in-built CRM
  • Email support only

Here’s how much OptimiPress charges for these benefits:

OptimizePress pricing

BuilderAll

Builderall website

If you’ve seen my BuilderAll review here, then you know that I’ve wondered if it is a jack of all trades (and a master of none). Well, it basically has everything you need to start, run, and scale your online business.

Almost anything:

  • Funnel builder: Like ClickFunnels, you can build some good funnels to nurture your site visitors down the pathway from lead to buyer to repeat customers, with tools for payments and checkouts.
  • Website building: You get a drag-n-drop website and page builder to design how you want to present your brand to the world.
  • Email marketing: Create, send, and follow up on your subscribers with unlimited broadcast campaigns and email sequences. Autoresponder, newsletter, automation flows, remarketing…you name it. It’s all here.
  • Course creator: Build, host, and manage recorded and live classes, interact with your students, and yes, I do like the interface, too. You can schedule appointments for bookings and provide assessments, custom certificates, and more.

BuilderAll pricing is as follows:

Builderall Pricing

Thrive Suite

Thrive Themes Logo

The Thrive Themes suite of tools provides the essentials you need to start and grow your online business on top of WordPress.

It’s now been acquired by Awesome Motives, the home of heavyweight WP plugins such as WPBeginner (free WordPress guides), OptinMonster (conversion optimization tool), SeedProd (drag-n-drop landing page builder for WordPress), and WPCode (widely used code snippets plugin for WordPress)

Thrive Themes already offered solid capabilities on its own (and will continue to offer the following):

  • Thrive Architect: This is a great WYSIWYG page builder plugin for WordPress with 200+ landing page templates.
  • Thrive Optimize: A complementary extension to Thrive Architect, it provides useful A/B split testing functionality.
  • Thrive Leads: One of the best lead generation plugins for WordPress. The plugin includes popups, scroll mats, slide-ins, exit intent, behavior triggers, Thriveboxes, content upgrades, and more.
  • Thrive Ultimatum: This is one of the best scarcity marketing plugins for WordPress; countdown timers, content lockdown, evergreen countdown funnels, fixed date campaigns, etc.
  • Thrive Quiz Builder: Helps you create quizzes on your WordPress site to generate leads and to gamify your marketing. Great for increasing engagement!
  • Thrive Apprentice: Builds rich, self-hosted courses right from your WordPress dashboard. It includes visual editing and all.
  • Thrive Ovation: This is the ultimate social proof and testimonial management app for WordPress. It lets you create and manage testimonials on the fly.
  • Thrive Automator: Now, this is the automation tool that lets you connect all the Thrive Themes capabilities into one platform, sharing data between them to execute any workflows you need.

So, how much does Thrive Suite cost? $300 per year for everything.

Thrive Suite pricing

InfluencerSoft

InfluencerSoft website

What I like about Influencersoft, on top of its visual sales funnel builder, is that you can also add interactive blocks for live broadcasts. To get started quickly, you can also select and customize the templates available to suit your use cases.

Yes, there’s more to it.

  • Funnel mapping: Excellent tool for visualizing funnels as you build them, enabling you to take in the pathway your leads will take to the purchase (and discover bottlenecks you can streamline).
  • Marketing automation: With this, you can segment your leads based on their behavior, so you can nurture them into customers.
  • Infleuncersoft LMS: create and deliver your course content sequentially to any number of active learners. Includes trial access and automated homework assessment.
  • Checkouts: You can turn this into your e-commerce platform because, like ClickFunnels 2.0, it includes the usual suspects; 1-click upsells, downsells, limited-time offers, payment options, myulti-currency settings, and more.

And more.

Influencersoft pricing ranges from $37 per month to $177 per month (not counring the Enterprise plan). You can see here how it compares to top competitors like ClickFunnels, Kajabi, and Keap (formerly InfusionSoft).

Influencersoft pricing

Verdict: ClickFunnels alternative

There you have it. These are some of the best alternatives to ClickFunnels for building sales funnels, generating leads, and selling online courses. I shared some top picks in the upfront bottom line.

Yet, now that you have the all information at your fingertips, I’m confident you’ll choose the one that is best for YOUR online business.

Feel free to leave a comment below with your thoughts, questions, or observations. I’m listening and will do my best to answer your question based on my hands-on experiences.

ClickFunnels 2.0 FAQs

What does ClickFunnels do?

ClickFunnels is an online lead generation platform that supports building sales funnels, automating marketing, and selling courses online.

What is the difference between ClickFunnels 1.0 and 2.0?

In addition to funnel visualization, ClickFunnels 2.0 enables you to build online courses, blogs, customer centers, and e-commerce stores.

How much is ClickFunnels per month?

Pricing for ClickFunnels is $127 per month (Basic plan), $157 per month (Pro plan), and $208 per month (Funnel Hacker plan). Alternatively, you can pay monthly (costs more).

What is a cheaper alternative to ClickFunnels 2.0?

Platforms like Systeme, FunnelKit, and BuilderAll cost less than ClickFunnels 2.0. Be sure to consider the trade-offs you’ll have to make before making the switch.