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What Is A Squeeze Page?

Last Updated: December 28th, 2022 – pricing and features information updated.

What Is A Squeeze Page?

You can think of a Squeeze Page as a specialised type of Landing Page. These pages contain an opt-in form that asks the visitor to provide their email address and sometimes their name in return for something. That might be to sign up to a mailing list; to receive a free gift; to register for a webinar, etc.

That free gift could be a report, ebook, a video tutorial or some software. Or it may be to access some more detailed information about what you’re offering.

But the bottom line is that you’re building your email list as people sign up on your squeeze page.

While a landing page can be a squeeze page, it can also be a standard sales page for a product, one that doesn’t ask a visitor to join a list. So “landing page” is a somewhat broader term.

What Is a Landing Page?

“Landing pages” is a general term given to any page where you directly send traffic. While they can be regular blog posts and pages, they are more usually pages that present an offer, product, service or optin form to a visitor.

The Need For An Autoresponder Service

What Is An Autoresponder?

On the other side of a squeeze page is an autoresponder service, also known as an email service provider.

This actually collects and stores your subscribers’ email addresses and names.

It’s also the tool you’ll use to send out emails and newsletters to your list.

Since these services require physical resources (servers), they are not free.

You need to factor in the monthly cost of an autoresponder service into your business budget.

Most services work on an escalating price model.

You pay a certain fee to send out a certain number of emails to a certain number of subscribers each month.

Each autoresponder has its own limits.

Some Mini Autoresponder Reviews

This isn’t an exhaustive list of autoresponders but it does contain the most popular email list building services.

I’ve listed the various limits each imposes and their prices.

All autoresponders provide tools for creating opt-in pages.

However, these are generally fairly basic and if you want more control over how your opt-in pages work and to make them more dynamic, then it’s better to use a separate tool to create your squeeze pages (see below for suggestions).

1. Systeme

Systeme is the newest entry in this list and it is much, much more than an autoresponder.

It is actually an all-in-one marketing platform for creating sales funnels, pages, courses and blogs that just happens include a free email service provider.

While Systeme does offer a number of paid plans (you can learn more about the platform here), it also offers a Free-For-Life plan that is ideal if you’re just starting out with list building and email marketing:

Systeme Pricing
This isn’t the full list of features for each account. You’d need to check the Systeme Pricing page  to see all the included features. You can save 30% on fees if you pay annually 

As you can see, you can collect up to 2,000 subscribers on the free plan and you can send an unlimited number of emails.

The restriction is that you can only create one list (what they call Tags) and one email campaign to go along with it.

But that’s more than enough to get started with list building and turning your subscribers into paying customers.

Their paid plans compare very favourably to the pans offered by dedicated email services providers.

And you get all the extra tools for building business assets that other autoresponders do not include.

In fact, if you were looking at Clickfunnels or Builderall as marketing platforms, Systeme offers far better value than both.

If you’re interested in Systeme, I’m offering a huge bonus package to you, even if you only sign up for the free plan.

Here are some Systeme resources:

2. ActiveCampaign

In the last couple of years, ActiveCampaign has become the most highly regarded of the autoresponder services among top-level marketers.

The reason is because of the automation tools, great service and support and the fantastic delivery rate for emails sent from the service.

You can try the service out free for 14 days.

If there was any autoresponder I’d switch to in the future, this would be the one.

Here’s their pricing plan (if you subscribe – i.e. hand money over – before September 30th, you’ll get your first 3 months at 50% off):

ActiveCampaign Pricing 2022

Higher priced plans provide additional automation tools such as If…Else (i.e. branching) options.

These allow you to create automations such as: if the subscriber clicks the link in the email, then add them to this short additional email sequence before sending them back to the main sequence.

It’s a powerful construct not offered by the other autoresponder services (at least that I’m aware of) that provides great flexibility in how you interact with your subscribers.

Just bear in mind that the price does escalate pretty quickly once you get at least 1,000 subscribers.

3. ConvertKit

This autoresponder is very popular with internet and affiliate marketers and it’s a good choice if ActiveCampaign (below) is too expensive for you.

It’s also very well suited to email marketing beginners.

And you can try it out free for 14 days.

They recently started offering a free plan for those just starting out in list building and email marketing.

This free account allows you to collect up to 500 subscribers, build an unlimited number of squeeze pages and send an unlimited number of emails.

You’re not limited to a trial period with this account.

Automation tools are not included in the free account though.

There’s a lot more information about the ConvertKit Free Account here .

If you’re planning on moving your lists from another autoresponder service to ConvertKit, they’ll handle the entire migration for you for free…

…providing you have more than 5,000 subscribers.

If you’ve less than that, they’ll show you how to migrate your lists manually.

They’re a little more expensive than some competing services though.

But they do allow unlimited email sends and customizable optin forms.

If I were starting out again, ConvertKit is the autoresponder I’d choose.

The pricing is roughly the same as GetResponse’s but their automation visual editor is much better than GetResponse’s.

ConvertKit Pricing 2021

Probably ConvertKit’s best feature is the automations you can apply in directing people through your emails, depending on the actions they take or don’t take.

Other autoresponders do provide automations but ConvertKit makes visualizing them much easier.

4. AWEBER

This is one of the grand-daddies of email services providers. They’ve been around for years and have a rock-solid reputation.

You can try out the service free for 30 days.

And Aweber now offer a free account where you can collect up to 500 subscribers for free.

Their pricing structure has been the same for quite some time.

This is the autoresponder I’ve been with for years.

Aweber Pricing

They do have a policy of enforcing double-optins – that’s where the service sends a potential subscriber a “click here to confirm you want to join this list” type of email.

So to get a subscriber, they have to fill out your squeeze page and then click a link in an email they’ll be sent.

Needless to say, due to this extra step, subscription rates are lower.

You can disable the double-optin setting for your lists in the Aweber dashboard.

But, even if you do that, and your autoresponder is integrated with a 3rd-party service (like landing page software), Aweber will enforce the double-optin option.

You can get this enforcement disabled for your list if you contact Aweber support and give them a good reason.

I’ve never been turned down when making such a request.

If you have a list that’s dead or dying, Aweber have a good tutorial video here on how to re-engage a dead or dying email list.

5. GetResponse

This service has been around almost as long as Aweber.

People who use it claim that the deliverability rates for emails are better than Aweber but, since I don’t have an account here, I can’t provide an opinion.

It is equally as popular as Aweber, however.

The squeeze pages it can create look better than the ones in Aweber.

The Marketing Automation tool allows you to configure how subscribers are moved between your email lists as they take different actions (opening emails, clicking links, etc).

This is their current pricing plan – all prices shown are for 1,000 subscribers and prices for all plans will increase, the more subscribers you add.

GetResponse Pricing 2022

Since I originally wrote this post, GetResponse have changed their pricing structure and plans and they now also offer a Free Forever Plan though it’s very limited in only allowing you to collect 100 email addresses.

GetResponse Free Plan

The image below shows the plans and prices that were in effect a couple of years ago.

Note that for each plan, the minimum number of subscribers for that plan is listed.

Now all plans can have a minimum of up to 1,000 subscribers.

However, the price of the plans, apart from the lowest-cost plan, has increased in recent years.

The current Pro Plan costs $59/mth for up to 1,000 subscribers whereas the older Pro Plan used to cost $59/mth for up to 5,000 subscribers.

The older Enterprise plan has been removed.

GetResponse Pricing
GetResponse’s old pricing structure and Plans

Getresponse also provide support for integrating webinars into your email campaigns, something Aweber doesn’t provide.

They also don’t enforce double-optins the way Aweber do.

For that reason, this service is more popular with internet and affiliate marketers.

If I were starting over, I’d choose GetResponse over Aweber today.

6. MailerLite

Another popular but less well-known autoresponder.

It used to be one of the few to offer a free plan for new marketers but most of the popular autoresponders do now offer their own free plans.

You can have a list of up to 1,000 subscribers and send out up to 12,000 emails each month for free.

MailerLite’s free plan is quite similar to MailChimp’s (see below) but lets you collect 1,000 instead of 500 free subscribers.

However, whereas MailChimp does not like people building lists in the make money online (MMO) niche, MailerLite has no problem with that.

So, for that reason, MailerLite is the better choice for those in that niche.

They’re also cheaper than MailChimp as you scale up your subscriber numbers.

These are the pricing options for the different plans, depending on if you want to pay monthly or yearly (their pricing hasn’t changed):

MailerLite Pricing

You can build a variety of landing pages with MailerLite but it’s $10 per month whether you’re on the free plan or a paid plan.

There’s no limit to the number of landing pages you can build.

7. Sendlane

Sendlane is a powerful email platform built by marketers for marketers.

It gives you all the tools you need in one place, plus the delivery rates are great.

It lets content creators collect, segment, and automate their customer’s journey through email and SMS marketing.

Since it’s feature set is so comprehensive, it is one of the more expensive autoresponder services out there:

Sendlane Pricing 2022

The smallest Plan you can get is for up to 5,000 email addresses.

They also offer the option to send SMS messages to subscribers who’ve given you a phone number.

The minimum number of credits for this that you can buy per month is 5,000, which doubles your fees.

Sendlane originally offered their Growth Plan at $35/mth for up to 1,000 contacts (subscribers).

But getting up to 5,000 subscribers for $100/mth is better value, especially when you start getting above the 3,000 subscriber mark.

Once you get over 5,000 subscribers, you have to switch to the 10,000 Contacts Plan which costs $275/mth, nearly triple the cost of the 5,000 Contacts Plan.

Contacts Plans go all the way up t0 10,000,000 contacts and the fees go up accordingly.

Paying annually rather than monthly saves about 17% on fees.

8. MailChimp

This autoresponder is very popular because it allows you to build a list for free.

You can create a list of up to 500 subscribers and send up to 2,500 emails per month (it used to be 12,000), totally for free.

If you exceed the 500 contact limit in your Free plan, a hold is placed on sending live email campaigns or test emails until you upgrade to a paid plan or reduce your contact count.

You’ll still be able to work on your campaigns and templates, and collect and import new contacts.

Here’s MailChimp’s current fee structure for a minimum of 500 contacts (these are only the starting prices so prices will rise the more contacts you get in each plan):

MailChimp Pricing 2022

The first paid (Essentials) plan allows to to collect up to 50,000 contacts before you need to upgrade to the Standard Plan, but you start out by being able to collect up to 500 contacts and this plan costs $11/mth.

The number of emails you can send is 10x the number contacts you can have in your Plan level.

So, with the 500 contacts option in the Essentials Plan, you can send 5,000 emails per month.

Put another way, if you have reached your maximum 500 contacts, you can only email them every 3 days.

Not a good position to be in if you want to send emails every day.

Level 2 of the Essentials Plan allows you to collect up to 1,500 contacts and  for this, the Plan cost rises to $23/mth.

Yes, you can now send out 15,000 emails per day but that still doesn’t allow you to send emails daily.

The cost of the Standard Plan, the one that MailChimp recommends, starts out at being $8/mth (55%) more expensive than the Essential Plan and you can only collect 1,000 more subscribers (for a total of 6,000 contacts).

On this plan you can send a maximum of 12x the number of contacts on your plan level.

So at the basic level of the Standard Plan, you can collect up to 500 contacts but you can send 6,000 emails per month.

Still not enough to allow you to send emails every day.

The next level up in the Standard Plan is being able to collect up to 1,500 contacts and being able to send out 18,000 emails per month.

And the price rises to $59/mth for this.

As the maximum contacts increases in their Plan levels, so do the prices.

If you want to be able to send out emails to your contacts every day, or even more than one a day, then MailChimp simply is not the autoresponder service for you.

Here’s the breakdown of what the Essentials Plan would cost you:

# Contacts Essentials Plan
Price Per Month
Standard Plan
Price Per Month
Up to 500 $11 $17
Up to 1,500 $23 $59
Up to 2,500 $34 $59
Up to 5,000 $59  $90
Up to 10,000 $87  $115
Up to 15,000 $150  $189
Up to 20,000 $189  $225
Up to 25,000 $225  $259
Up to 30,000 $255 $299
Up to 40,000 $285 $325
Up to 50,000 $299 $359
Up to 30,000 $255 $299
Up to 30,000 $255 $299
Monthly send limit is 10x contacts for Essentials, 12x for Standard.

So, as you can see, while MailChimp may be a great service to get started with, the price escalates rapidly the more subscribers you have.

Note: MailChimp does not like lists in the Make Money Online niche. I found this out the hard way when I was building an internet marketing list and MailChimp closed down my list without notice. If that’s your niche, you’re better off going with a different service.

How To Create Squeeze Pages

As I mentioned above, you can create squeeze pages, albeit simple/basic ones, directly in your autoresponder service.

But for extra oomph and a bolder, more attention grabbing optin page, use a dedicated landing page builder.

These are the more popular tools:

1. Systeme

Systeme Logo

As I mentioned above in the Autoresponder Mini Reviews section, Systeme is an all-in-one marketing platform that provides a sales funnel builder, a course/membership site builder, a blog/website builder and an integrated autoresponder.

There are some additional tools too.

It also offers a completely free for life plan that allows you to get started with list building and email marketing without having to worry about any expenses as you find your feet.

It’s a well specified Free Plan as well, and allows you to collect up to 2,000 subscribers, create one list, one email campaign and send out an unlimited number of emails.

You can also create up to 3 sales funnels, 1 course and 1 community.

I went into more depth into what Systeme offers in this blog post so I won’t reiterate that here.

When you feel you’re about to or need to exceed these limits, their paid plans are ridiculously inexpensive.

And, if you pay annually, you save an additional 30% on those fees.

Systeme Pricing
You’ll need to check the Systeme Pricing page to see all the included features. You save 30% on fees if you pay annually

If you compare what Systeme offers to Clickfunnels or Groove, you’ll see that it provides far better value than either of those platforms.

Clickfunnels and Groove are really aimed at businesses rather than solopreneurs and the typical affiliate marketer, whereas Systeme provides the tools you need at very competitive prices.

I’m starting to move my sales funnels from Clickfunnels over to Systeme so I can save on Clickfunnels’ fees.

With the release of Clickfunnels 2.0 a couple of months ago, their fees went up by 50%, at least for their Basic Plan.

People like me who joined Clickfunnels 1.0 back in the day were not automatically upgraded to Version 2.

We can still use Version 1 but we have to pay the extra 50% if we want access to Version 2 which, for example, includes their new drag-and-drop builder, something Systeme has had for ages.

Not really a nice way to treat your customers.

So, right now, Systeme is my #1 recommendation (check out my bonuses too).

The down side of me doing this migration over to Systeme is that I have to totally rebuild my funnels in Systeme – there’s no way (at least that I know of) to simply move sales funnels between different platforms.

2. Clickfunnels 2.0

Clickfunnels Logo

When I first wrote this article, I was a Clickfunnels member.

Clickfunnels 2.0 was released a few months ago and the original Clickfunnels was renamed Clickfunnels 1.0 or Clickfunnels Classic.

Unfortunately for Clickfunnels 1.0 users, they were not automatically upgraded to Clickfunnels 2.0.

While we can still use Clickfunnels 1.0, we’re expected to pay 50% more to be upgraded to the latest version.

That puts Clickfunnels 2.0 outside the budget of many affiliate marketers and is, I think, a bad faith decision made my Clickfunnels.

Clickfunnels 1.0 is no longer available to new customers; Clickfunnels 2.0 is the only game in town for them.

That said, Clickfunnels is the biggest and the one of the best squeeze page builders and does so much more than building simple squeeze pages.

It builds entire sales funnels. You can try it out free for 30 days instead of the usual 14-days through this special link.

With this tool alone, you can build a profitable online business.

You won’t need to pay for web hosting, an autoresponder, a webmaster or any of the array of tools and services you normally need to run an online business…

…though you will have to choose the Pro or Funnel Hacker level memberships to access some of the advanced features.

Building and editing your various pages – squeeze pages, sales pages, upsell/OTO pages, order pages, thank-you pages etc. is a simple exercise with all the back-end techie stuff hidden from you.

It also integrates with Ontraport and Infusionsoft, which don’t provide the most customer-friendly order pages, to let you create great-looking order pages yourself.

Clickfunnels also has its own Order Cart so you don’t have to use a third-party payment processor like PayPal, Infusionsoft or Ontraport.

It will even let you create membership sites (also known as courses).

Clickfunnels 2.0, which was released in October 2022,  includes a modern drag ‘n’ drop page/funnel builder and an upgraded user interface.

The features in the Basic and Pro plans are mostly the same but the price has gone up by 50% for the Basic package.

The limit on the number of pages you cam build is now gone although the 20 sales funnel limit is still in place for the Basic Plan.

The Clickfunnels 1.0 aBasic Plan did not include an autoresponder so you had to pay for an external one like Aweber, GetResponse, Convertkit, etc. separately.

Clickfunnels 2.0’s Basic Plan now includes an integrated autoresponder.

The Basic Clickfunnels 1.0 plan used to cost $97 per month but is now $147 per month or the equivalent of $127 per month if you pay annually.

On the other hand, The Pro plan used to cost $297 per month but now that’s been reduced to $197 per month or the equivalent of $157 per month if you pay annually.

If you can stretch to the extra $30 – $50 per month for the Pro plan, it’s far better value than the Basic Plan.

Clickfunnels 2.0 PricingClickfunnels 2.0 pricing. You can save 13%-30% on fees if you pay annually

Classic Clickfunnels (Clickfunnels 1.0) – what the original service has been rebranded as – is no longer available to new subscribers.

Existing Classic Clickfunnels members can still use and access that platform at the original pricing though.

There is a third Plan available called the Funnel Hacker Plan which is currently on offer for $297/mth (or $208/mth equivalent if you pay annually).

The training to go along with Clickfunnels 2.0 is also included in the three plans.

3. GroovePages

GroovePages Logo

This is essentially the new kid on the block where building sales funnels is concerned.

It offers similar, if not even more features than Clickfunnels.

You can actually create a free account at GrooveFunnels where you can build up to 3 funnels.

If you want to have unrestricted access to all its tools, it’s available to buy through this page for a one-time payment of $2,997 (but you also get bonuses) – you need to create a free account first, log in and then go to billing to upgrade your account.

For that fee you get Lifetime Access to all features of the service, present and future, free upgrades and Unlimited everything.

I took a closer look at GroovePages and its features in this post on my sister site.

And there’s a comparison between Clickfunnels and Groovepages here which should help you decide which of the two tools is best for you.

4. ConversioBot

ConversioBot AI Chatbot Builder

This is a departure from building standard landing pages with optin forms.

Istead, you create AI chatbots that can be added to your posts, pages or websites to interact and engage with your visitors in order to get them to sign up for a free gift and join your email list.

You can also create full-page chatbots on their own custom domains so the chatbot is the only thing on the page and there are no other distractions.

The idea is to direct your visitors to certain products, based on the questions they ase asked by the chatbot and, along the way, you can give them a free gift if you want and collect their email address.

With people engaging with the chatbot, they’re more likely to follow through on giving you their email address and using them is a novel way to build an email list.

You can see a full-page AI chatbot I’ve built here with ConversioBot.

Conversiobot Full-Page AI Chatbot

There’s a different chatbot that’s embedded in the website you’re on right now – you’ll see it at the bottom right of the page.

ConversioBot normally costs $47/mth (check it out here) but if you go through this special link, you can get it for a single $37 payment.

If you want to learn more about ConversioBot and how I built my first AI chatbot with it, check out these two posts:

5. Elementor Pro

Elementor Pro

There is a free version of this WordPress plugin with a cut-down feature set that lets you build basic landing pages for your offers.

It’s a good way to gain experience building pages and 5 free page templates are provided with the plugin.

However, Elementor Pro – the commercial version of the plugin – provides over 50 widgets you can add to your landing pages (posts, galleries, price tables, countdowns, Facebook widgets and so on).

Elementor also allows you to create popups – they may be annoying, but they do work.

And the Pro plugin also comes with a over 300 page and popup templates.

The plugin has become one of the most popular landing page builder options for WordPress and has over 3 million users.

These are the pricing options:

Elementor Pro Pricing 2022

There is an option to install the plugin on up to 3 sites for $99 but the 25-site license seems so much better value.

6. Landingi

If all you’re looking for is a landing/squeeze page builder, then that’s something Landingi excels at.

You can build an unlimited number of landing pages quickly and easily.

There are over 400 landing page and pop-up templates already in the system to get you started and you can customize them as you need ore create pages from scratch.

All the popular autoresponder services are supported so you can hook up your landing pages to whatever autoresponder you like.

They also provide a free course on how to create landing pages.

There are four pricing plans (if you pay annually, you get 2 months free):

Landingi Pricing 2022

  • Core – $35 per month or $29 per month if you pay annually (a 17% saving). This is for those starting out.
  • Create – $79 per month or $65 per month if you pay annually (an 18% saving). This is for business owners and smaller companies to build high-converting campaigns that increase sales.
  • Automate – $109 per month or $89 per month if you pay annually (an 18% saving).  This plan is for marketing pros to automate processes and boost conversions at all levels of the customer journey.
  • Agency – $129 per month or $109 per month if you pay annually (a 15% saving). This one’s for agencies, integrators, and resellers to launch offers and scale customer service.

All plans have a 14-day free trial.

7. LeadPages

LeadPages Landing Page Builder

LeadPages is more than just a landing page builder.

It is the only platform that lets you collect leads from landing pages, pop-up forms, social media, text messaging, and email without requiring an external autoresponder.

It includes a Facebook Ad builder, a built-in payments system that can be added to any landing page or popup, lets you capture opt-ins via text message on mobile devices and provides 1-Click signup links.

All pages and forms built with it are fully mobile responsive, so important these days.

You can even split test pages and popups to see which ones are getting the best response from your traffic.

The squeeze pages they provide, out-of-the-box, have already been extensively tested to convert.

LeadPages is really for established marketers.

There are several plans with their new Start Plan coming in at $19/mth.

If you’d prefer to pay annually, it will cost $180 per year (equivalent to paying $15 per month – a 21% saving).

There are other plans as well:

LeadPages Pricing Late 2022

  • Standard ($49/mth or the equivalent of $37/mth if you pay annually, saving $144 per year);
  • Pro ($99/mth or the equivalent of $74/mth if you pay annually, saving $300 per year)

So the two plans are less expensive than Clickfunnels.

But Lead Pages is more of a page/site builder than a funnel builder.

However, take advantage of the LeadPages free trial that lets you test the system out for 14 days.

Then you’ll know if this is a service you want to buy or one you want to aspire to in the future.

8. OptimizePress 3

OptimizePress

OptimizePress 3 is the latest edition of this WordPress plugin.

It has been completely rebuilt to bring it in line with today’s online technologies.

OptimizePress is one of the best plugins for creating conversion-optimized landing pages, sales pages, blogs and membership sites.

So it’s more than just another plugin for building squeeze pages.

It also comes with the SmartTheme theme for WordPress so you can build a blog that not only looks beautiful and is blazing fast, but is designed with conversions in mind.

Create 2-step opt-in forms to help increase conversions on landing pages.

Track which pages are working and optimize your campaigns for success.

The plugin uses drag-and-drop technology to make building pages and forms as easy as possible.

There are over 300 page templates included and all are optimized for mobile as well as desktop.

There’s also a huge library of page elements (such as price comparison tables, social media boxes, etc) to choose from.

If you’re looking for free reports and ebooks to give away to entice people to subscribe to your mailing lists, I can recommend Buzzinar (you can also check out this post for other sources of lead magnets).

One of the upsells is for getting 2 PLR reports/ebooks each month.

Each of these PLR (Private Label Rights) products comes with a squeeze page and an email sequence.

The squeeze pages are built in OptimizePress so if you want to use them you’ll need to have the OptimizePress plugin installed on your blog.

There are the OptimizePress pricing options:

OptimizePress Pricing 2021

Pricing structure has changed somewhat  since 2020 when the plans on offer were:

  • an Essential license is for 1 site for $99 per year
  • a Business license for 5 sites which also has additional features for $199 per year
  • and the Agency plan for $399 per year which gives a 20 sites for clients license and ALL available features.

9. Landing Page Monkey

Landing Page Monkey

If you want a landing page builder that is affordable but does not need WordPress to work, this is one to look at.

This web-based tool (which I reviewed here) makes it incredibly easy to create highly effective and dynamic landing pages that will convert well, because they add all sorts of new features that grab attention and encourage user participation.

Best of all, the web-based interface allows you to dive in and create your own pages with absolutely no design or programming experience whatsoever.

If you can use email and sites like Facebook, you can use this software!

It only costs a one-time $37 and if you decide to buy through the above link, you get all the bonuses listed on that page as well!

Adding a video background to an opt-in form is as easy as pasting in the video’s link. You can use static background images as well.

The software integrates with all the popular autoresponder services.

All your landing pages are hosted for you and when you create a page, you’re given a link to it that you can promote.

If you’d prefer to have the page appear like it’s on your own domain, you can download a small file which you then upload to your web server.

This was the tool I used for creating my landing pages until I switched to Clickfunnels.

Here are some squeeze page examples:

This online app is $37.

10. Genius Lander

Genius Lander - Landing Page Builder

This landing page builder comes from the same company that created Landing Page Monkey.

You can think of it as a souped-up version of that app which offers additional features, including alternative ways of presenting the optin form to visitors.

Genius Lander’s ability to segment and target the perfect prospects for your business not only delivers better quality leads, but it lays the foundation to increased profits and more sales for you long term!

This online app is a single $99 payment, so may be be a better long-time option for you.

11. PageDyno

PageDyno 2022

PageDyno is the newest page builder app from the folks behind Genius Lander and Landing Page Monkey.

It’s another step-up from Genius Lander.

PageDyno lets you easily create multi-step pages and, depending on your campaign, using a multi-step, opt-in can lead to higher conversion rates.

Instead of immediately asking for the opt-in, use a ‘Step 1’ page to ask a question or demonstrate something before visitors are shown the opt-in form.

With PageDyno, running a multi-step opt-in is a fast way to fine tune your audience targeting and segmentation.

You can also turn your pages into ‘Pop-Ups’.

Embed your opt-in boxes (including multi-step boxes) into your web pages directly using a simple, copy/paste code snippet.

You can also configure the pop-ups to ‘LOCK’ the page below it so they have to hand over their email address to unlock the page to see the content on it.

Finally, you can set triggers that govern when the pop-ups will appear on your pages.

PageDyno costs $159/year.

12. Conversion Gorilla

Conversion Gorilla

Now this isn’t strictly a landing page creator.

Instead, it puts an attention bar at the top or bottom of the screen on your site.

You can advertise offers with (affiliate) links to them, add opt-in forms to collect subscribers or show a video, with an affiliate link for the related product.

If you upgrade to the PRO version, you can place an attention bar over any page on the internet!

That’s how to build an email list the fast way if you enjoy sharing links on social media.

This web-based software is a $99 one-time payment and you can create an unlimited number of attention bars with it.

Conversion Gorilla comes with additional bonuses if you decide to buy it through the above link. I reviewed it here recently.

You can see it in action too on this very website – a bar alerting you to some free product or webinar I’m providing is placed at the top or bottom of pages on this website by Conversion Gorilla.

Here are a couple of other examples of this tool in action:

13. Dual Squeeze

Dual Squeeze

This is a 100% free landing page builder.

You can use a pre-built squeeze page to get others to sign up to Dual Squeeze under you, or design your own landing page.

Once someone subscribes on your page, they are redirected to the link of your choice.

That can be to a squeeze page for another product or service or an affiliate link where you’ll earn commissions from any sales.

There is an optional upgrade for $27 per month which allows you to create unlimited squeeze pages, each linking to a different offer.

Using this system is a great way to kick off your email list building for free.

You can integrate your optin form(s) with Aweber, GetResponse or just use the free list storage option in Dual Squeeze until you’re ready to move to a more sophisticated landing page creator and autoresponder.

14. ProfitBuilder [No longer available]

ProfitBuilder

Another plugin for creating squeeze pages and landing pages in WordPress is ProfitBuilder.

If you already own the plugin, then it still works.

This creates professional-quality optin-forms on your blog as well as opt-in overlays (nicer than popups).

It can build a ton of other types of marketing pages like sales pages and funnels, membership sites, social gates, portal pages, etc.

It’s the most complete, all-in-one, WordPress landing pages plugin for online marketers.

ProfitBuilder Pricing 2021

It is a one-time payment.

The plugin comes with over 130 high-converting templates – you just add your own text and/or images.

You can build sales funnels and do split testing too.

15. InstaBuilder 2.0 [No longer available and no longer working]

InstaBuilder

InstaBuilder was a WordPress plugin exclusively designed to create squeeze pages and funnels which work on both desktop PCs and mobile devices.

It came with over 100 pre-designed templates and you can create multi-step optin pages if you need to.

The squeeze page editor was a fully-featured editor in its own right allowing you full customization of your pages.

Integrating the optin code provided by your autoresponder was a simple copy-and-paste operation.

Background videos were supported too, though to have them work, you needed to enable the Mute Sound option.

That’s because the Chrome browser will no longer auto-play videos with sound.

There were 3 plans:

  • a 3-site license for $77
  • an unlimited site option for $97
  • and a Developer Licence option which allows you to install it on an unlimited number of your own and client sites for $197.

InstaBuilder is no longer being maintained as its original developer died some years ago and the plugin no longer works.

These were a couple of basic squeeze pages created with InstaBuilder but none work any more so I’ve removed the links:

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  • Get Step-By-Step Coaching…To Help You Create And Launch Your First (Or Next) Funnel, Totally From Scratch…In Just 30 Days!
  • This Newbie-Friendly Software Grabs FREE Automated Traffic And Banks $233 Per Day On Autopilot

Final Thoughts

And, if the above isn’t complete enough for you, I look at 5 more low-cost page-builder and sales funnel software solutions here.

List building can seem a formidable task, especially for a newbie.

Today, it’s a simple task as the above tools show you how to create squeeze pages (landing pages) the easy way.

There’s a tool for every budget.

Using squeeze and landing page software gives you much greater flexibility with the kinds of squeeze and optin pages you can create and, in some cases, full sales funnels as well.

And if you use a tool like GeniusLander, you don’t even have to host your landing pages yourself.

People prefer squeeze pages with video backgrounds.

They get a 40% better response rate than pages with a static background.

So choose a tool that can create that type of squeeze page.

If you want to put optin popups on your websites, then use PageDyno or one of the WordPress plugins, although Clickfunnels does also provide a WordPress plugin to put the pages you build with it on your existing blog.

You don’t need animated backgrounds on that type of form.

My recommendation would be to start out with a free Systeme account as it gives you all the tools you need to get started with list building and email marketing.

You can think about buying one of the better-featured landing page builder software apps at a later stage or simply upgrade to one of Systeme’s paid plans.

Don’t forget that with some of the page builders above, you will need a separate autoresponder service on the other side of your squeeze pages to store your subscribers’ information and to be able to email your subscribers regularly (Systeme includes an autoresponder, even on their free plan, another reason to use it).

I’d appreciate any feedback you have on how to create squeeze pages and any suggestions for tools you’ve come across that you think I should include in the above list. Just sound off in the comments…

All the best,

Gary Nugent

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  1. I love that there is so much information on the different companies that offer these services. I wasn’t aware of what a squeeze page consisted of so thank you for teaching me something new. I definitely will be incorporating something like this on my sites.

    • List building / email marketing was a side of online business that I ignored for far too long, Viviana. It always seemed like a huge amount of work was involved. Truth is, it’s not that onerous a task. And the rewards are certainly worth the effort! 🙂

  2. I had only heard of a few of these services before reading your post. As someone new to the world of online marketing I really appreciate this easy to understand article. I also didn’t know how to use these but your article makes this much more clear.

    • All the services and tools have tutorial videos that show you how to use them, Rifhat.Q. But there is a bit of a learning curve with some of the services, especially the autoresponders. But it#s a learning curve that pays off. 🙂

  3. Hi Gary, As someone really new to Wealthy Affiliate I found this article very interesting. Will need to read it again and really absorb all the wisdom and advice. Thank you. Kind regards, Jill

    • Thanks, Jill. I’ll be adding additional articles and reviews of many of these products and services in the future.

  4. Thank you for this information Gary! I did not know all of this was available. I’ve been hearing some of these words and phrases, but didn’t know what they were. things just kinda pass me by sometimes! This really helps to clear several things up!

  5. Hey, thanks for the good read.

    I have 2 websites myself, although both are fairly new and i’m very new to the online marketing world so this was a really useful read.

    I have heard of these types of things but only briefly so it was good to read up on them in an easy to understand way.

    • Great to hear that you found my post informative, Stewart. Anything that makes our affiliate marketing efforts easier is always welcome! 🙂

  6. Hi Gary,
    You’ve given us a lot of companies to think about that will help build an email list. I’ve never tried building an email list. Is there one company that you can recommend that is very simple to use and understand?

    • Hi Bob,

      If I were to pick one company, it would be ConvertKit. You can start building a list for free, for up to 1,000 subscribers. You can create as many squeeze pages as you want and send an unlimited number of emails.

      The emails you can send can be formatted with HTML to make them look pretty, add text formatting effect like bold and italics, include images and create clickable links.

      The automations aren’t available on the Free Account but, if you’re just starting out, you won’t need them until you’re more familiar with list building and email marketing.

      All of the free video training I recommend on this site shows how central email marketing is to building a sustainable online business.

      Check the training out to see how different marketers use email. It took me a long time to have my “aha!” moment where list building was concerned. There’s other free stuff over on my Resources page as well.

      There’s also a dedicated course about list building here that comes from one of the best in the business (it’s only 7 Bucks).

  7. That’s a thorough article. I have used MailChimp, clickfunnels, elementor from the list and currently settled on getresponse. Currently have 3 websites on which I am collecting leads. I would like you to explain a few list building strategies if you can in your next article.

    • Thanks for the feedback, Prav, and for the suggestion for a future article.

      Did you ever use Aweber? I’d be curious to know how you think it compares to GetResponse.

      Since I now build all of my squeeze pages with 3rd-party tools, it’s becoming a pain having to contact Aweber Support and ask them to remove the double-optin they enforce when integrating with these tools. I know GetResponse doesn’t have the same policy.

  8. This is a gem post from a most experienced guy in the I.T field. I found it to be highly useful and bookmarked it to keep coming back to as and when needed. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us. It’s highly appreciated.
    Best wishes

    • Thanks, Habib. I wouldn’t call myself an expert by any means. I’m just documenting what I’ve learned as I’ve gotten to grips with list building, email marketing and the tools used.

      It’s a constantly changing thing, but then, everything to do with online marketing seems to change and expand very quickly as old tools disappear and new ones arrive on the scene.

      At least the core strategies used in email marketing haven’t changed in decades. They were around long before the invention of email and have just been adapted to work with the current ways we connect with other people.

  9. All of these are great platforms to build you a fantastic landing page to gain more sales and emails.

    The emails are going to get us repeat buyers and these could be one time stoppers.

    One thing for sure is that you have all the best details that explain what a landing page and squeeze page needs to look like.

    Cheers,
    MnD

  10. HI Gary and thank you for this extensive list of tools that we as bloggers have available.

    Personally, I use Aweber to build my email list. The reason I chose this option is that I am a starter and my list builds very slowly 🙂 Yet, I am very happy that I am able to start already building my list without having to allocate any of my budget to it.

    I also went for a budget ‘page builder’ as well and used the basic block editor in WordPress.

    I am sure using more advanced tooling will allow me to build even nicer landing pages.

    Cheers,
    Tatiana

    • Sounds like you’re off to a great start, Tatiana. Congrats on taking action. I know list building can seem daunting to new people but it’s an essential part of any online business.

      I can’t get used to the block builder in WordPress myself – I much prefer the old-style editing in a canvas approach. I find I have greater control over how a page looks that way. But that’s just fuddy duddy old me, stuck in my ways! Smiley

      I use a free plugin called Classic Editor that restores the old-style editor. I’ve frequently found, as well, that upgrading sites from WordPress 5.x (or earlier) to 6.x breaks the widgets on the site. So I’ve installed another free plugin called Classic Widgets that keeps old-style widgets intact. Saves a lot of headaches!

      All the best,
      Gary

  11. This article has so much depth! You did a great job here Gary. I never knew a lot of these page builders but I’m familiar with a few. I use the Elementor Pro on my site and it works pretty well for me. I also love the Getresponse auto-responder. It has a lot of cool features I love. I think I might have to explore some of these pages that you have shared here. The information you shared here is very detailed.

    Cheers.

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