Actionetics Review: ClickFunnels Inbuilt Autoresponder

If you are curious about what is Actionetics and why it is so popular then you have arrived at the right place. Because of the fame, it has gained in the past recent years.

Actionetics is an integrated plugin that helps you in unlocking several features of ClickFunnels.

This article holds the deep key of Actionetics and to understand that you have to read this article thoroughly.

It can be confusing and tricky so be sure you have understood the main purpose of Actionetics and main features of Actionetics. This can be extremely useful and helpful in various cases.

So, if you are starting an online store I would recommend you get an Actionetics pack for ClickFunnels.

What Is Actionetics?Actionetics

Now: let me answer the question of the century. If you are using ClickFunnels for a long time and you have established a well off business from ClickFunnels.

Then you might have heard about Actionetics. Actionetics is an Email responder that performs on an automated pattern.

It words automatically such as when someone sends you an Email then it replies them directly and instantly to make them feel important. 

You can insert a custom message to automate Email. Now why it is important, well it can be used in several cases and it is completely up to you in which case you use this pack.

Firstly this pack is not available in the basic plan of ClickFunnel that is $97/ month. But you can avail this feature with the platinum package that can cost you $297/month and you have to get an Etison pack in ClickFunnels to unlock these features. 

Now: Its time for a history lesson about Actionetics. Initially, Actionetics was not included in the original and basic pack of ClickFunnel.

But in late 2015 ClickFunnels added this feature in a late launch. Another main question is that how does this Email responder work. 

It has the same function as the other Email responder as it collects your contacts creates a list of the people that should be mailed and then it sends them your custom inserted email to attract them to your service or store.

This is also called Email marketing but I would say it is a branch of that. Actionetics also has its own lead scoring that is commonly referred to as Action Score. What this score does is that it rates your contact automatically.

However, when we talk about Actionetics it is completely dependant upon ClickFunnels. hence you can’t use this platform to create various and different forms that you can insert on the site of your WordPress or any other site.

And it will also not work with your preferred and recommended lead generation software as it works independently and separately. Take my advice and use it as a sales scheme because it can only fully respond with the Sales Funnel that you created to sell your product or services. 

There is one more addition to set up this platform. It requires you to connect this plan with he STMP separately. STMP is a service that helps you to generate Emails that look unique and real at the same time.

It looks like the unique and it also feels like the Emails are written by a real person. Now: you might wonder that it can be a hectic job.

But trust me when I say that it can be useful but it also has some disadvantages and advantages to this process and of itself. And don’t worry I will discuss those points later in this article.

Features I like About Actionetics

#1- Automatic Email Segmentation with Smart ListsAutomatic Email Segmentation

Actionetics allows and enables you to create an email list that can be private and similar to other Email responder services. But on the thing, I would prefer about Actionetics that it is able to create smart lists.

And if you want to use this feature then you just have to turn on the option of Smart Lists right before creating an Email.

Now you might wonder what is a Smart List? Well, the smart list is a process with automatically adds or removes irrelevant contacts from your email list. This depends on the set of directions and tasks you imply on the responder to act upon. 

Now the rules that you can choose on the smart list are a variety. You can see several sets of rules that you can imply on the smart list and according to that it adds or removes contacts from your preferred email list.

With all these sets of rules, you can use them in cross-reference to create a personalized email smart list. 

Here are the set of directions and rules that are used commonly among entrepreneurs to enhance their business:

  • Contact Rules – with this rule you can match the reference of your contact according to their action score, the tags that they equip, any random contact field such as email, name and contact info. 
  • Funnel Rules – collect the data of your Funnel and match the contact according to the use of your Funnel. 
  • Product Rules – you can match a contact according to a particular purchase.
  •  Email Step Rules – with this, you can match a contact who subscribed to your Funnel with a specific email.

#2- Unlimited Contacts

Unlimited Contacts

Most of the similar email responders have a pricing criterion that increases or decreases according to the ratio of the contact that you provide.

Here is an example: take  ActiveCampaign, this campaign will cost your around $399/month with their plus package and this varies if you hit up to 25,000 contacts of your list.

And its Ontraport plans kicks in when you hit 10,000 contacts and it can cost your around $297 per month. 

But if you want a larger number of contacts then your monthly bill can exceed thousands of dollars.

And you don’t want to pay that as when you are in the budget these small yet effective expenses can affect your business in a negative way.

On the other hand, this is not the case with Actionetics. The plan may be expensive and you would think that why should I pay this much for a service such small. But when you start using it and compare it you will notice the difference.

As with actionetics, you can create an unlimited list of contact without increasing the bill or expense on a monthly basis. This feature is useful and has helped a lot of users.

Now with this, you can notch up your marketing game and provide your business with multiple and numerous contact lists with a static payment amount that you have to pay on a monthly basis.

#3- Flexibility of ActionFunnels

Flexibility of ActionFunnels

What are ActionFunnels? These are the actions that collide with your Actionetics feature and they both create and email list.

They both are merged to create a platform where you can send an email or direct action. 

The flexibility of Action Funnel is vast and interesting. The highlighted feature of ActionFunnel is that you can perform several tasks and actions that are integrated with Actionetics.

These third-party services of taking action through Actionetics include Facebook, Twilio, and Shopify.

These are the main actions that you are allowed to perform:

  • You can add contacts related to actionetics to your Facebook account so that you can target them again with the Facebook integration and Facebook ads.
  • With Twilio integration, you can send Sms to various contacts. 
  • The Shopify integration allows you to send a related description of your products to your Shopify page where the contact can fulfil the required fields in the process to buy that product.

Features I don’t like About Actionetics

#1- Expensive Pricing

I have said before and previously that it can be a budget-friendly package. But this implies with a condition that you should have a long and large list of contacts then and only then it can be a budget-friendly offer for you. 

But there are some entrepreneurs that use a small list of contacts or they have just started out with a fresh business.

Then I would not recommend this package because it can be expensive for a small list of contacts and can be effective on the budget of your business. 

I would say that in the early stages to create contacts and audience you should use other Email responders so that when you have generated a large list of contacts then you can switch onto this package.

Using this deal right in the initial stage of your business can be nonprofitable.

#2- No Support for Custom Fields

Suppose you want to add personalized and custom fields. Well, with this pack Actionetics does not offer you this feasibility.

Unlike other email services, that you can use you would get a feature that allows you to add a custom field in your Emails. But Actionetics does not support that feature instead you are bound to use the preset fields input that is provided by Actionetics itself.

What’s Inside Actionetics?Inside Actionetics

Now this section of the article is the most anticipated section because here we are diving in the Actionetics features and productivity of this platform.

I have divided this section into further parts where I’m going to discuss different features and opportunities that you are getting with Actionetics.

1- Contacts

Contacts

Starting this section with the contact page because you would want to be familiar with the contact page and the design layout when you are starting fresh with Actonectics.

The contact page of Actionetics is user-friendly as it is standard and basic. There is a list covered in table content that withholds all your contact with their information including their profile pictures, (if they have one).

The table is completely customizable and easy to select.

If you further dig into a particular contact then it expands and shows you their action score, their purchases and either they have subscribed to your any membership.

The worst thing about this page layout is that there is no option for deleting a contact, And deleting a contact can be a hectic job with this platform.

2- Emails List

Emails List

When you direct yourself to this page. This page allows you to create different email lists that you can personalize according to your data collection from different funnels. This page can show you how to be organized in a particular manner.

How you can create an Emal list. It’s quite simple when you think about it, you just have to click on the New Email List button situated on the page.

When you do that, there will be page pop up and on that page, you will fill out the Name, Optional group tag, and the option whether you want to make this Email list a smart list or not.

I have mentioned all the glorious details about the smart list but if you want an overview again then this list allows you to be completely automated.

It automatically adds and removes your contact depending on their use and the set of rules that you imply on it.

3- Broadcast

Broadcast

In this part, you can set whether you want to send Emails to your preferred customers or not.

The Broadcast allows you to do that, with this section you can set up everything that you want from personalized Email to a particular niche-oriented customer list.

What I mean by that is you can set a niche of your Email and send it to those customers who are interested in that specific niche. It is an autoresponder time-sequence that helps you delay an Email or send it on time.

Either way, it can be helpful in several operations. With this method, you can also set a timmer on your Email so that you don’t have to remember and worry about the day and time on which the Email should be sent.

With this automated responder, you can set a time to a specific date or time and at that time your Email would be sent to your customers.

To set up this method you can follow easy steps and processes to achieve what you want. You just have to click on the New Email Broadcast button situated on that page.

When you click that button you will be directed to another page on which you will specify all the details and niche of your Email and you can even select the audience who would consider that Email according to the niche.

4- Action Funnel

Action Funnel

This part is the soul and heart of Actionetics. Without this part, Actionetics is of no use.

First, let me clear off all the problems that you might face while creating an Action. To create an Action Funnel you just have to click on the New Action Funnel button that is situated on the page itself.

When done that, there you will see a pop-up page and in that pop-up, you will fill out your Funnel name, Group tag for organization purposes, a list that associates this Funnel and STMP configuration.

Moving towards the next step you will have too create another Action Funnel and add one more step to that Funnel. You can do that by just clicking the Add New Step button that is present on that same page.

When you click that button you will see, a pop-up page and in that pop-up page, you will have to fill in the name and set a time period when you want to activate your Action Funnel.

In the Action Funnel Step popup, you have to give your step a name and specify a time period. And now in that process, you will have to choose between sending an Email or do an Action.

These are the main factors that were needed to cover to provide you with a better view of Actionetics. These are the main points that you need to understand before using Actionetics, and there is furthermore explanations that you can figure out on your own.

Pricing of ActioneticsPricing of Actionetics

We have discussed a brief plan of the pricing of Actionetics. But here we goo again as here is a detailed review of the pricing of Actionetics. You have to pay $297/month from the Etison suit plan that you integrate with your ClickFnnels.

When you directly compare this plan to another Email responder you have to connect or use 3rd party action that is STMP servers to send Emails.

There is another option when it comes to using 3rd party services such as SendGrid this is a free option and if you want more detailed and more featured service then you can use the STMP web hosting feature that you already bought if you bought one.

Otherwise, you have to pay more for STMP services including payment of Actionetics.

If you want a discount on Actionetics then you might have to pay $997 and get 6 months of free Actionetics. If you do the math correctly then the monthly payment is downsized to $167 per month and this can be effective in a positive way.

Difference Between Actionetics and ActiveCampaign

Difference Between Actionetics and ActiveCampaign

What is the difference between Actionetics and ActiveCampaign these are the head to head competitors of each other?

ActiveCampaign

ActiveCampaign

First, thing is that ActiveCampaign has a visual automation builder that is an awesome feature and it is effective and better in many ways that Actionetics can do.

As I told you Actionetics does not support custom fields then this can be the best alternative to equip yourself with the feature of custom fields. And the automation features are like CF Followup pro.

The with ActiveCampaign you can split test your Funnels and boost up your conversation.

And according to the pricing point of view ActiveCampaign is much cheaper than Actionetics.

Actionetics

Actionetics

Actionetics also does not lay behind its features, It also hides some of the tricks and hidden features up its sleeves.

Such as it is directly integrated into your ClicFunel’s account hence you don’t have to switch between different software.

The user interface is similar to ClickFunnels hence it can be easy to use.

Pros:

  • Creating Funnels with Actionetics is easy.
  • Easy to use and can be maintained by only one person.
  • There is a Split Testing and conversion monitoring feature.
  • Ideally works to Email autoresponder.
  • Integrated with ClickFunnels.
  • There are integrations for different social media platforms.
  • You can use this not zero cost for 14 days.

Cons:

  • It can be an expensive solution of Email Marketing.
  • The customer care service is not that effective and instant.

Final Verdict!

Using this can be a helpful method but as I mentioned before that you should use other Autoresponder if you are starting your business or having a budget problem because it is not budget-friendly and effective ion cost.

So, I recommend you to start it from other responders and email marketing software and when you have gained a following and audience then you can shift to this software if you want to.

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