Funnel Kit Go Review – WordPress Page Creator Plugin
This is my Funnel Kit Go review based on an installation kindly supplied by Marc Grey of TheWolfOfOnlineMarketing.
There are a number of free and paid WordPress page creators out there. Some are just about decent and some are very good indeed. Many of them tend to take over the host server’s resources and slow everything down to a crawl. Fine if you have a private server but if you’re on shared hosting, there could be a lot of upset people – including the server owners who could ban your account.
The main weapon of choice for many is Optimize Press which is very bloated and quite expensive especially once you start with some add-ons or InstaBuilder which does some good work but if you let the license run out all the support goes out the window.
Enter into the fray funnelKit Go (That’s how it appears in the WordPress menu) a lightweight page builder with a lot to offer. Please note, I’ve never used OptimizePress so all my comparisons will be with InstaBuilder. If someone wants to offer comparison comments below, they would be very welcome.
Funnel Kit Go vs Instabuilder – Installation & Pricing
Funnel Kit Go offers an easy installation, straight from the normal plugin dashboard, so it’s off to a good start over InstaBuilder which is so big (35Mb+) that you have to FTP it to your WordPress site. Fine if you understand that sort of thing, but something else to learn if you don’t. Activation for both is by putting in a registration key which connects to a server to verify you’ve actually paid for everything. Score one to FunnelKit Go.
For the basic price Instabuilder offers 3 installs, FunnelKit Go only one but Instabuilder charges you $77 and FunnelKit Go is only $37. However, Instabuilder wants you to renew your license every year for $37 to keep getting updates. FunnelKit Go’s license is for life. This doesn’t mean InstaBuilder will stop working after 12 months, just that you won’t get any more support or updates. Both offer multi-licenses and developer licensing too. Instabuilder charges $97 for unlimited sites you own, FunnelKit Go limits you to 10 installs for your $47.
When it comes to the developer license, the companies attitudes differ too. The developer license is for when you create sites for other people.
Instabuilder will let you install their software if you are building the whole site. They get quite upset if you offer a service on Fiverr or elsewhere to just install it as an extra. You’re charged $197 for the privilege but be prepared to have your license withdrawn if you do random installs for people – leaving them all high and dry.
FunnelKit Go however just let you do installs forever and a day and you’re only paying 47c more than the Pro license. Yup. for $47.47 (at the time of writing), you can install FunnelKit Go for people until the cows come home.
I think FunnelKit Go wins that round too.
Funnel Kit Go vs Instabuilder – In Use
Side by side they are very different beasts when it comes to editing. Instabuilder prefers you to create a page (not a post) first, at least to draft before flicking the InstaBuilder switch that appears on the right-hand side. FunnelKit Go keeps you entirely within the plugin from start to finish. Nothing wrong with either approach, so long as you are aware – and after you’ve used either a few times, you will know.
Instabuilder gives you a number of templates to start from and there are more available from the sales site as an extra. FunnelKit Go has a more basic approach in that you build the page in stages starting with a background and then adding more over the top and there are no templates, BUT… the background and content can be triggered geographically. Yes, you can do different versions of your page depending on the IP address based geolocation of the visitor.
Instabuilder isn’t so adaptable in that sense (no geolocation features), but it can do much more with sections and images – making them dynamically appear from left or right in various eye-catching ways as the user scrolls down the page. With an InstaBuilder template, you start with a more complete page and either edit what’s there or add or subtract elements as you need them. You don’t have to start with a template, but they do make life so much easier.
Both systems are drag and drop and both will integrate easily with any autoresponder that provides HTML code for the form.
We’re now more into ‘horses for courses’ territory. If you’re building a simple squeeze page then FunnelKit Go wins -, especially with the geolocation features. You can sign Tier 1 & 2 visitors to a list and send tier 3 (who tend to be freebie seekers or non-Paypal users) to a CPA offer. However, IMHO, Instabuilder makes it far easier to do mouth-watering sales pages especially from some of the long-form templates. I’m not saying you couldn’t build either type of page with either page builder, it’s just how fast or versatile the page creation would be and how much you want the page to do. Not everyone likes spinny, bouncy graphics, but it’s good to have the option.
Call that one a draw.
Funnel Kit Go vs Instabuilder – Support
I haven’t had to use the support for either so I can’t comment on response times although I would imagine that InstaBuilder, being part of a very large organisation with a lot of related products ought to have a very good response time. Reading the FunnelKit Go sales page makes it sound more like a one-man show, which is not necessarily a bad thing, it just means that support might be more limited. I’d definitely welcome any comments on either channel below in the comments.
Of course, if you have them installed by a developer, your support calls go to them rather than the company who created the plugin.
That will have to be a draw too.
Funnel Kit Go vs Instabuilder – Conclusions
On paper, FunnelKit Go wins on price and ease of use, InstaBuilder does better on features – but given the size of it, it ought to. I would say there’s a place for both in your arsenal if you are in the habit of creating sales and squeeze pages, so neither is hugely important to the affiliate marketer unless they want to create their own bonus pages or eventually move on to selling their own products. Don’t put them both on the same WordPress installation though. One page builder per site is more than adequate so I would suggest that you put them on separate domains or sub-domains, at least.
Given the minimal price differences between the versions of FunnelKit Go, I would say go straight to the Developer version even if you have no intention of installing it for other people. The sheer fact you have unlimited installations for 47c more than a ‘mere’ 10 (which is more than enough for most people, I know but…) makes it worth it and you could put a gig up on Fiverr to recover your purchase costs.
If you fancy InstaBuilder – and it is a very good product (I’ve used it for over 3 years) then the 3 license version for $97 is your best bet unless you know you’re going to use it a lot in which case go Developer as well. You have to renew your license annually though if you want continued upgrades and support (including if you lose your license number like I have). To make use of the developer license to sell it, you would need to be installing a complete WordPress site with InstaBuilder to comply with InstaBuilder’s T&Cs.
To take a look at FunnelKit Go CLICK HERE
To take a look at InstaBuilder CLICK HERE