Do I Need To Have a Domain Name And Hosting To Promote ClickBank Products Using Clickfunnels®?

Russell Brunson Creator of Clickfunnels®

If you intend to build sales funnels to promote Clickbank products, then you don’t need either a domain name or web hosting.

All funnels built with Clickfunnels® (I reviewed it here) are hosted on their platform as part of your membership and they all have a web address on the Clickfunnels® domain (something like https://xxxxxxx.Clickfunnels®.com/zzzzzzzzz where xxxxxxx is your Clickfunnels® username and zzzzzzzzz is your page name).

However, it is better to use your own domain name for a funnel (one domain name per funnel).

The reason for this is that you can choose a domain name that brands your funnel. This domain name will be easier for people to remember than a long Clickfunnels® branded one.

Personally, I wouldn’t register a domain name through Clickfunnels® itself as they’re a little on the expensive side.

I also wouldn’t register a domain name with GoDaddy, the reasons for which I outline in this post. They have some seemingly cheap domain prices (always read the small print) but they have the highest domain renewal prices of any domain registrar I’ve come across.

My personal preference is Dynadot who have great prices and a great service or NameCheap (slightly more expensive). It’s easier to set up a domain name for Clickfunnels® with NameCheap though. Dynadot’s setup is a little non-standard and if you’re new to configuring domains for use with Clickfunnels®, it might be confusing.

As email list building techniques go, using Clickfunnels® is a fantastic way to building sales funnels and collect email leads and subscribers. You don’t need to have a traditional website or blog to build funnels. So if affiliate marketing appeals to you but becoming a blogger doesn’t, sales funnels are one of the best ways to go.

Want to learn more about Clickfunnels® and how it can be used by affiliate marketers to build an email list and improve sales and commissions? Then click here for a free course that looks at this business model.

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This post is a modified answer to one I originally posted on Quora.

All the best,

Gary Nugent

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  1. Hi Gary,
    I always thought we need a website to collect ’emails’ , I never knew that there is something like clickfunnels through which you can build an email list. Still a newbie in the online market. Your website has tonnes of info on list building something which I am looking forward to reading.

    • Thanks, Satish. You do need at least a web page to collect email addresses, but you don’t need to have a whole WordPress (or other) blog set up before you can create such a page.

      Clickfunnels isn’t the only service available for building optin pages and funnels. There are others like LeadPages. And, if WordPress is your thing, there are several excellent plugins that you can buy that will do pretty much the same thing (though with a little more work). I go over the various options for building optin pages in this post.

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