Clickfunnels VS My Lead System Pro

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CF vs MLSP
This is a review where I do a comparison between two online businesses to see how they stand against each other. In other words a “VS”.

The Contenders

The contenders in this battle are:

CF logo

 

 

Where: https://www.clickfunnels.com

How much: $97/month or $297/month

Who’s behind: Russel Brunson, Todd Dickerson, Etison LLC

Company registration: USA

VS

MLSP logo

 

 

Where: https://www.myleadsystempro.com/

How much: $49,97 – $299,97 per month + upsells

Who’s behind: Brian Fanale, Todd Schlomer, Norbert Orlewicz, Upward Enterprises, LLC

Company registration: USA

 

Let the battle begin…

 

Who are they?

Clickfunnels (CF)
CF is an MLM online business that is USA based and owned by a company called Etison LLC which is associated with a person named Russel Brunson. Russel is a well-known digital author and an online entrepreneur that has worked years with digital marketing. He has a lot of followers, sold a lot of digital books and worked a lot with “sales funnels” in the last years. As far as I have searched he doesn’t seem to have any dubious background or shady involvements in other businesses.

CF Russell

CF company

The website of Clickfunnels was registered 2013-10-02
and been paid to 2026-10-02. The business that’s behind (Etison LLC) has been going for 4 years and have been very successful.

There are however some bad reviews about CF at “Better Business Bureaus” (BBB) but we have to take in consideration how many members this company has. With that in consideration, it’s not very strange to have a few that are disappointed.

 

My Lead System Pro (MLSP)
MLSP is also an MLM online business owned by the USA based company called Upward Enterprises, LLC and is mostly associated with a person named Brian Fanale. Brian is well known for working with copywriting, sales funnels, personal branding, and online marketing. He has worked for about 10 years as a mentor for online business entrepreneurs and has a lot of followers. As far as I have searched he doesn’t seem to have any dubious background or shady involvements in other businesses.

MLSM Brian

MLSP BBB

The website of Clickfunnels was registered 2008-10-30
and been paid to 2018-10-30. so it’s only been paid a year ahead but in this case, with a business that been alive as long as this, it’s no big deal. The business that’s behind (Upward Enterprieses, LLC) has been going for 9 years and have been very successful.

There is no bad review about MLSP at “Better Business Bureaus” (BBB) but 2 complains. The complaints have been answered and for so long time in business and so many members is not so strange.

Winner round 1:

A draw – both are MLM companies but they are legitim and both have been stable for a long time. The owners are well-known and seem to have a good reputation.

 

What do they offer?

Clickfunnels
CF offers two monthly paid memberships who both includes a software that lets you build sales funnels with sales and landing pages. It also lets you create web pages with a page builder called Etison (just like the company behind all this) that can be connected with the sales funnels. Everything is offered with web hosting, autoresponders and split testing.

There is also some other software that they are offering:

Actionetics – is called a “follow up tool” or “follow up funnel” but I would call it a customized email autoresponder that is build to fit with CFs sales funnels. It also has an automatic sending of SMS and Social Media Messages.

Backpack – is a tool to create and manage your own affiliate program. It’s also has a built-in tracking and reporting system that keep tracks of your affiliate and helps you calculate what to pay them.

Pypeline – is a software that is “coming soon” and are some kind of CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) system that’s build to follow your audience from visitor to buyer.

Wasabi – is also a software that is “coming soon” and are described as “membership website template” where you’re supposed to build your own memberships website with ease.

CF products

CF claims that you can save a lot of money and time by using their products and not having to buy web hosting, landing page software or hire designers, programmers, etc. but remember that you don’t have to hire persons and there are great and cheap stand-alone software out there, so it’s hard to make that comparison.

Let’s look at what they include in the basic membership:

  • 20 Sales Funnels
  • 100 Pages
  • Website Hosting
  • Landing Page Software
  • An autoresponder (automated email responder)
  • Split Testing Software
  • 20k Visitors

The premium membership includes:

  • Unlimited Sales Funnels
  • Unlimited Pages
  • Website Hosting
  • Landing Page Software
  • An autoresponder (automated email responder)
  • Split Testing Software
  • Unlimited Website Domains
  • Unlimited Visitors
  • Actionetics (see above)
  • Backpack (see above)

MLSP
MLSP also offers memberships but with three levels and just like CF, MLSP includes different internet marketing tools in their membership. They include tools for building capture pages, sales pages, sales funnels, a blogging platform, training and a CRM system. The tools can be used with their own memberships and products OR with your own products.

Depending on what membership level you paid for you get access to the following products…

Funnelizer: This is a tool where you can make custom capture pages, sales pages and funnels.

MLSP Capture

SITES Blogging Platform: This is a tool to create your own blog and a hosting platform for that blog (also include plug-ins).

CRM (Customer Relationship Manager): This is a tool for managing customers or potential customers where you can have follow-ups: schedule appointments, send e-mails, rate prospects and track your interactions with potential customers.

MLSP also have training and help that you can get in different ways:

MLSP Training

This is what’s included in the basic membership:

  • CRM – 1,000 Contacts
  • Funnelizer – 5 Sales Funnels
  • 1 Custom Domain
  • Pro Media Storage – 200 MB
  • Autoresponder Integration

The professional membership also includes:

  • CRM – 10,000 Contacts
  • Funnelizer – 25 Sales Funnels
  • 2 Custom Domains
  • MLSP Sites Blogging Platform – 1 Blog
  • Pro Media Storage – 5 GB
  • Pure Profit Products
  • Autoresponder Integration

Finally, the premium membership includes all that’s mentioned above and:

  • CRM – Unlimited Contacts
  • Funnelizer – 100 Sales Funnels
  • 5 Custom Domains
  • MLSP Sites Blogging Platform – 2 Blogs
  • Pro Media Storage – 25 GB
  • Pure Profit Products
  • Premium Mentorship Training
  • Live Chat Support
  • The MLSP Training Vault
  • Autoresponder Integration

PS! Here’s a tip if you want 2 blogs with hosting, training etc for FREE instead of $97 as Clickfunnel offers or $250 per month as MLSP offers!

Winner round 2:
A draw – both companies offer a good set of internet marketing product with web hosting and a lot of other products and services.

Pricing and earning potential

Clickfunnels
The pricing at CF is straightforward with two different price points.

  • $97 per month for the “ClickFunnels” level
  • $297 per month for the “Full ClickFunnels Suite”

This is a monthly membership fee that gives you access to the products mentioned above and makes you an affiliate.

CF claims that you get a value of a whopping $10,988 per year with their membership products:

CF Total ValueAs you can see above they estimate that their webpage builder (Etison Editor) is worth close to $2000 per year and that their customized autoresponder (Actionetics) is worth close to $5000 per year!

There are a lot of FREE simple webpage builders and also a lot more advanced ones that still are very affordable. There are even well-known autoresponders that are FREE to use up to a high number of subscribers and there are other well-known ones that cost a fraction of what mentioned above.

To use this kind of values is misleading – if you ask me! I know this is marketing to get potential customers to think they get more than they do and to think that the price they pay is cheap but those values are just too much.  

The main way to earn in CF is to sell products and services through the Sales Funnels that you can create within the membership.

You can also promote the membership with CF:s products to others.

My Lead System Pro
MLSP offers three different memberships price levels:

  • $49,97 per month for the “Basic” membership level
  • $147,97 per month for the “Professional” membership level
  • $299,97 per month for the “Premium” membership level

This is a monthly membership fee that gives you access to the products mentioned above and makes you an affiliate. On top of the recurring monthly payment, there is a lot of up-sells that consist of different online marketing training. Here are some examples and their prices:

mlsp mess marketingMessenger Marketing Pro is basically a video training about how to get leads to your existing online business with the help of Facebook Messenger. They also talk about automat FB messages with bots.

So whats the cost for this training? Well a lot: $497 (!) 

mlsp copywriter

Copywriting Mastery is (as the title suggests) a video course on how to be a good copywriter or as MLSP themselves write “transform you into a lethal copywriter so you never have to worry about money again”. That’s a very bold statement, don’t you think? The man behind this product is MLSP:s own co-founder Brian Fanale.

The only thing left to mention is the price: $497 – just as the product above!

mlsp tube traffic

Tube Traffic Mojo is a video training about video marketing on YouTube and how to get leads that way by using keywords, descriptions, titles, editing etc. This seems to have been created by some of the MLSP members that are the “top leaders” (those who sell or recruit the most).

The price is a little less than the others but very high anyway: $297 

There are a lot of similar products with similar prices that MLSP is marketing to members.

The main way to earn in MLSP is to sell products and services through the Sales Funnels that you can create within the membership.

You can also promote the membership with MLSP:s products to others.

Winner round 3:

A draw (again) – these two companies are both expensive and the premium and professional membership levels are extremely pricey!, CF is using misleading values to marketing their memberships and MLSP have a lot of expensive upsells so both companies fail here.  

 

Try Out and Refund

Clickfunnels
CF offers a 14 day free trial on their membership for you to try it out. They also offer a full refund if you cancel your account without any penalties or fees.

Their membership can be paid with credit card and PayPal so there is the regular buyer protection from those payment processors.

My Lead System Pro
MLSP offers a full refund if you cancel your account within 30 days.

Their membership can be paid with credit card so there is the regular buyer protection from the card company.

Winner round 4:

Clickfunnel  – both companies offer a full refund but CF also offers a free14-day free trial so you can test their products without paying anything first. CF also has Paypal as a payment alternative. 

 

What’s the upside?

Clickfunnels

  • The business is legit and has an owner that is well known
  • Includes a program to create sales funnels, a program to create web pages and web hosting.
  • Easy to set up, design and manage sales funnels and pages.
  • No need to update any plugins or software yourself.
  • Includes step by step instructions.
  • Does not rely on recruiting

My Lead System Pro

  1. The business is legit, has been alive for almost 10 years and has an owner that is well known.
  2. Includes a program to create sales funnels, a program to create web pages and web hosting.
  3. Easy to set up, design and manage sales funnels and pages.
  4. No need to update any plugins or software yourself.
  5. Includes step by step instructions.
  6. Does not rely on recruiting
  7. A lot of training material and courses

Winner round 5:

MLSP – these two companies have both internet marketing tools instructions to offer but MLSP also have a lot of training, even tho some of it cost a lot of money. 

 

What’s the downside?

Clickfunnels

  1. Their monthly premium membership is VERY expensive.
  2. To have a sales funnel is meaningless if you don’t have traffic and there is little information about how to get traffic.
  3. Everything that you produce inside Clickfunnels is their information and NOT yours so if you quite the membership you will lose it.
  4. Doesn’t include as much as WA.
  5. Doesn’t have a mobile app.

My Lead System Pro

  1. Their monthly premium membership is VERY expensive.
  2. There is a lot of expensive up-sells.
  3. To have a sales funnel is meaningless if you don’t have traffic and there is little information about how to get traffic.
  4. MLSP has a membership agreement that forces you to never start a similar business as theirs or never speak or write any negative about them while you’re a member.
  5. Doesn’t have a mobile app.

Winner round 6:

A draw – both companies are expensive and have drawbacks.

 

La Grande Finale!

Clickfunnels and My Lead system Pro are very similar and we can see that when we compare the different aspects of the business. Sadly enough that is also the case with their pricing, they are both very expensive and charge almost exactly the same for their premium membership. Shouldn’t they be competitors?

If we sum up the battle we can see that Clickfunnels has one win and My Lead System Pro also has one win and the rest is equal. No one wins and no one loses…

Do I recommend or promote someone of these two online businesses?

The products they are offering seems good but they cost too much and they don’t teach you how to build and create content or how to drive constant traffic.

If you would like to leave your personal experience of Clickfunnels/My Lead System Pro or have any questions, please do leave them below. I would love to hear your feedback!

Regards, Jan

10 thoughts on “Clickfunnels VS My Lead System Pro

  1. David Donahue

    Sounds interesting enough but I never could fully understand how the funnels work. This gives me an idea and a clear concise view of what to expect. I like the fact you explained both the pros and the cons. Would this work with an existing website I have or do I have to start from scratch? Well written and informative.

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    1. Jan Post author

      Hi, David and thanks for your comment.

      The easiest way to describe a funnel (in marketing terms) is that it is a set of steps someone does to do something you want them to do.

      If you have a website and want visitors to sign up for a newsletter, you can set up the funnel like this:
      1. Get visitors to your website
      2. Get them to focus on your newsletter form
      3. Get them to fill in the newsletter form
      4. Get them to click the signup button

      If the visitor complete the last step it’s called a conversation and that’s the whole purpose with a funnel.

      You can actually setup a free funnel in Google Analytics or use a free or paid plugin (if you use WordPress).

      You can use your own website but none of the company seems to give any support for it.

      Regards, Jan

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  2. Brandon

    Thanks for this comparison review my friend. I’ve tried My Lead System Pro in the past and I love the fact that they are 100% legit and even offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you don’t like your purchase. Not to mention that I absolutely HATE recruiting so I’m glad none of that is involved 🙂 Great review, thanks a bunch!

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    1. Jan Post author

      Hi, your welcome my friend!

      Nice to hear that you hade a positive experience with MLSP and that you didn’t need to recruit.

      I have nothing against them except that both these companies are so expensive in their “professional” and “premium” memberships.

      Thanks for your input!

      Regards, Jan

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  3. Furkan

    My lead system pro has a lot of upsells but other than I liked that. Should I worry about that? Because I am on a budget and really don’t want to spend a lot of money.

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    1. Jan Post author

      Hi, Furkan and thanks for your question!

      MLSP will promote their upsells a lot but as long as you can resist it, there are no problem.

      However the most people (there a studies on that) doesn’t succeed in this kind of online business and actually lose a lot of money. Many online businesses then try to promote more products with arguments like “you only need this one more thing to succeed” and the member loses even more money.

      So if you know that you can stand up against and not fall for these promotions at any time, there are no problem! But if you don’t know if you can…stay away!

      Regards, Jan

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  4. Leah Haar

    this is awesome, I had always struggled with either funnels or leads and the difference and what was available. I love this post as now I can start to understand and make a better choice for my needs. thanks

    Reply
    1. Jan Post author

      Hi, Leah and thanks for your comment!

      Great to hear that you found my post useful, that’s the best feedback I can get 🙂

      I wish you all luck with your online business and welcome back!

      Regards, Jan

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  5. Carsten

    Hi Jan, in totally this is a good article. I am personally with MLSP and I have really awesome experience with it as the Trainings are very good and the Webinars they have are amazing.
    I was with CF before but I need to say that I see much more Value in MLSP.
    One thing: Both Companies are NOT MLM companies. They have just affiliate Programs on ONE Level, so no multi level marketing involved.
    Greetings Carsten

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    1. Jan Post author

      Hi, Carsten and thanks for your feedback!

      Nice to hear that you have good experience with MLSP and their training. I wish you all luck with your online business there.

      I have to disagree with you about these companies not being an MLM company. According to the US Federal Trade Commission and many others an MLM is a:

      “…form of direct selling, and refers to a business model in which a company distributes products through a network of distributors who earn income from their own retail sales of the product and from retail sales made by the distributors’ direct and indirect recruits. Because they earn a commission from the sales their recruits make, each member in the MLM network has an incentive to continue recruiting additional sales representatives into their ‘downlines.”

      I think that suits well with these two companies even thou it’s a definition problem with the term “Multi-level” because the definition seems wider than that.

      With that said… just because they are an MLM company doesent mean they are a ilegal pyramid/ponzi scheme. There are successful companies that are using MLM in their business model.

      Regards, Jan

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