When looking at the massive range of online marketing software products available on the internet, it can be very difficult to find a baseline for comparison between these software products because they are all slightly or greatly different, fall into different categories, and may offer completely different features and functionality, and are often priced quite differently as well. See the following references:
The overall or final cost of each purchase may be very difficult to determine, from what the initial marketing and sales offer may indicate, since there may be numerous upsells to achieve full functionality, which depends on your particular requirements.
Additionally, the online marketing software may be marketed in different ways to attract different audiences or subscribers, who may then be offered various upsells or enhancements at different stages in order to achieve the best possible functionality whereas it may not have been apparent from the initial purchase that you were not buying that full functionality which you thought you were buying.
Some online marketing software products may not be what they appear to be and there are many products that have crossed over into Multi-Level Marketing, meaning that the software itself is part of a sales pyramid or layered marketing process. Purchasers of the initial software may have been offered a discount or a loss-leader level of pricing because purchasers are being drawn into a Sales Funnel, which will lead to much greater expenditure than was first apparent from the advertising of the product.
For that reason it is necessary to categorise the marketplace and to allocate each of the software products into one of the following categories, to clearly understand how they may compare:
This group of online marketing software products focuses on the education and training of their subscribers and are essentially educational products, which are purchased by subscribers who are interested in gaining knowledge about online marketing with a view to making money online. Even though such software products may have a particular approach and claim that their methods have achieved great success, the making of money online is not part of the sales offer and most of these educational online marketing software products make disclaimers about any particular level of success which may be achieved.
The best example in this category is Wealthy Affiliate, where students are offered great educational training, great technical and website hosting capability as well as community support from the members who vary in capability from beginners (students) up to leading experts in their respective fields in internet marketing and commerce. Wealthy Affiliate is a type of Social Media site, which requires interaction and engagement from subscribers. For our review of Wealthy Affiliate click here.
These products host websites and offer domains for sale at various prices. Some of these companies do not offer training. An example of such a web hosting company would be Bluehost.
Wealthy Affiliate is unusual in that it offers its members tremendously capable website hosting and building capability, as well as the training which is described above.
Companies and products in this category offer software and educational products which are targeted at people wanting to make money online and these may be part of a pyramid type selling operation.
Examples of companies in this category are The4%, where subscribers may be invited to join at an apparently very low rate, but are drawn into a sales launch process, which requires them at each next step or stage to buy more of the educational products which they are selling in order to meet their targets.
An example of a company which has crossed over from category one, educational type products into MLM is Digital Elites, which is now marketed under a different alias, and may even be defunct.
This type of company is selling physical products usually by drop shipping (the customer pays for the product after ordering it online, then the drop shipping company orders from the supplier who fulfil the order directly to the purchaser.
Because it is very easy to get into this market, because of low investment compared to bricks and mortar business, there are a number of companies who offer services to subscribers to help them to get into the E-commerce business. Examples of such companies are Shopify, and there are companies who offer Shopify related products (training and software and services) to enhance Shopify stores for subscribers, for example, Slingly (previously known as Commercify).
For our review of Slingly click here.
Amazon is the most famous and largest of the e-commerce stores, and there are companies which specialize in Amazon, for example, ASM.
Another example of an e-commerce platform is T-REXecom, for which you can read our review here.
Differentiate between the offerings of various Online Marketing Software Providers
We have prepared a matrix which helps to better understand where each product which we have reviewed sits in the marketplace to give our readers a better idea of what they can expect from each product.
Funnel Franchise 2.0 Review 2019 from Mark Wightley is our review of Mark´s new and updated complete business system which you can enter on two levels, either as a Basic (Free) Member or as an Elite Member ($47 per month). It is designed to give you multiple streams of passive income from a totally organised and pre-tested funnel system, as well as giving you training and other products and support for your business.
Both membership categories give commissions, but the Elite level of membership gives a significantly greater remuneration (7x) level than that of basic Free members, no surprise there. See our benefits comparison table below.
This Funnel Franchise 2.0 Review 2019 is intended to give you an overview and appraisal of this software system in order that you can decide whether it suits you to participate in it, and to what extent – as a Free or an Elite member.
Mark Wightley is an experienced and highly successful internet marketer who is based in Australia, and is building his own business by offering you the opportunity to participate in this Funnel Franchise system. He is really good at this and it is a great system.
As a Basic (Free) Member of Funnel Franchise, you enjoy the following benefits:
Comparitive figures for Basic Member income would be typically be for the 5 income streams $300 per month.
As an Elite Member of the Funnel Franchise System, you enjoy all of the above benefits as per Basic (Free) Members, plus the following valuable benefits:
Once you upgrade to the Elite Membership, which typically is the case for 1 in 3 Basic (Free) Members to Upgrade, then you get a full video explanation from Mark Wightley about how the Funnel Franchise system works.
You have explained to you that in order for the Funnel Franchise system to work you need to set yourself up with some Essential Tools And Resources. These are:
1. Your own Domain – which you can purchase from Namecheap, at a reasonable cost. Alternatively, you can use your own domain which you may already have. It is suggested that this should be based upon your name since you are going to be the Go-To Expert in your business.
You also need to set up an email address related to this domain, which again is recommended to be done using GoogleApps, GSuite, which costs $5 per month. You can get the first 14 days as a Free Trial before you need to start to pay for it.
If you wish to use your own domain, then Mark Wightley recommends that you check out using Namecheap, that there are no residual issues with it, which may affect your business adversely.
2. An AutoResponder – for storing all subscribers email addresses.
3. A Page Builder – For Building Landing Pages, Thankyou pages, Funnels and Blogs. Builderall is recommended as the most suitable tool for this purpose.
Mark Wightley also recommends that you purchase a Click Tracker, although this is not essential.
The cost of joining as a Basic Member of Funnel Franchise is $Nothing – it is Free to join!
The cost of joining as an Elite Member of Funnel Franchise is $397 or 10 monthly payments of $47.
You need to budget for the above mentioned Essential Tools And Resources as well as your Funnel Franchise payments.
From our evaluation Funnel Franchise is definitely legit – it is a well thought out funnel system which was created by Mark wightley. You receive training and guidance in setting up your business system, or you can choose a Done For You set up for $67.
Mark Wightley also sends you traffic on a weekly basis if you are an Elite member (but not if you are a Basic Member). You need to know that it is a form of Multi-Level Marketing, so you benefit from the number of new subscribers who you introduce to the Funnel Franchise system.
As an Elite Member you benefit from Tier 2 commissions, so this contributes to the 10 streams of income which you can benefit from as an Elite Member, whereas Basic Members have only 5 income streams.
Comparing income streams for Basic and Elite members
Here is a review of Funnel Franchise 2.0 System from Colin McIntyre:
Here is another review of Funnel Franchise 2.0 System from April:
From our Funnel Franchise 2.0 Review 2019 of the Basic Free Membership, we would suggest that it definitely worthwhile to invest in the upgrade to Elite Membership of Funnel Franchise. We have tried the system and seen the results, and it is a good one to invest in.
You can take the risk and pay the $397 upgrade fee, or you can spread the cost over 10 months at $47 per month for the Elite membership. It should be noted that you are warned that there is no refund policy on the upgrade to Elite Membership of Funnel Franchise. This is because Mark Wightley says that you will receive instant payment of commissions, and since you are dealing with downline members, it would become extremely difficult for him to deal with the complexities of refunds as you are part of a chain of transactions. That seems reasonable.
We are in the process of going through the set up at the moment, so will keep you informed about progress and any successes or notable events. We will keep you posted about future results as well from our own usage of Funnel Franchise 2.0 from Mark Wightley.