Many of you probably already know this but Infusionsoft is great. It’s a resource that can do a number of incredible things natively and do them amazingly well.
What you may not know is this:
It’s the 3rd party apps and resources that really make Infusionsoft hum
To get beyond the very good (but basic) functionality of Infusionsoft and start generating some serious ROI through the power of automation, you (the user) are going to need some non-native functionality.
That functionality comes in the form of 3rd party apps and services. Tools like Zapier and ScheduleOnce (just to name a couple) are making the lives of Infusionsoft users incredibly more profitable thanks to the problems they solve or steps they eliminate.
Best of all, this ecosystem of apps and services is GROWING rapidly and Infusionsoft has big plans to better incorporate these kinds of tools into the IS marketplace sooner than you think.
In the meantime, we want to help you get the absolute MOST out of your business. That’s why we carefully curated the following list which features some of the best 3rd party tools on the market for supercharging Infusionsoft.
If you’re willing to take the time and review the wealth of information included in our The Top 10 Tools to Make Infusionsoft Move, we promise you’ll be able to avoid some of those notoriously pesky Infusionsoft-headaches and start crushing your ROI goals.
Hosting – Elite Pro Hosting
Kicking off with Elite Pro Hosting, what’s not to love for us Infusionsoft users?—This is a webhosting company that designed its entire service around meeting the needs of IS powered websites!
Traditional webhosting services (like AWS) are built to provide lots of processing power, but very little memory. The end result? Infusionsoft powered websites, particularly sites that feature a high volume of API calls like membership sites, L-A-G and lag badly.
Elite Pro Hosting was specifically created to satisfy the inverse demands of those in the Infusionsoft-space. So while your IS-powered site may crawl with other hosting services it is going to FLY with Elite Pro.
Best of all, Elite Pro Hosting eats their own cooking. This is a company that not only uses Infusionsoft to run their business and uses their own hosting platform, which means they are constantly pushing their product to the max, a serious benefit of their customers.
Additional perks include:
- 2-Day setup
- 24/7 tech support
- High capacity for large volumes of API calls
- A premium hosting package is less than $100 a month
Membership Site – Memberium
As membership sites go, this one takes the cake—Just as long as you’re a WordPress user.
Memberium gives its users complete control of their branding and presentation efforts for membership. That includes total domain dominance; no being forced to include another company’s domain with yours!
Access one of thousands of existing WordPress themes or build out your own to create a membership site with a complete unique feel.
What else is there to love?
- Home Cooking—Memberium uses their own platform
- Super Scalable—Memberium can slide to scale on the fly
- Price Protection—Not only do they offer new customers a 30-day money-back guarantee but Memberium will NEVER increase your billing rates as long as your subscription remains current
Most importantly, Memberium was built with and for Infusionsoft users in mind. It runs at super speeds and provides stellar support…Few if any other membership platforms can say that!
Appointment Scheduling – Schedule Once
There is so much literature available on the web praising the glory that is Schedule Once we need not bore you with the details here. What we will say, however, is that we love this app for its elegant design, neat Infusionsoft integration (which tags contacts continuously as they move through different stages), and delightfully low cost.
Landing Pages – ClickFunnels
If you didn’t have a chance to check out our blog posting on ClickFunnels, take a look at it now. It does a great job of explaining why we like CF more than Lead Pages or Optimize Press.
Addressing the matter here, ClickFunnels is a landing page designers dream because functionality is not tied to price. All of their tools, tips, tricks, templates and utilities are included with their basic $97 start-up subscription. Even though ClickFunnels is only 12-months old, we have been blown away by how quickly they have been able to design and implement new tools and features.
Ultimately, the real value here is in ClickFunnels ability to beautify your pages with the greatest of ease. We all know that Infusionsoft doesn’t make the prettiest of pages which is why having something like Click Funnels in your arsenal can be a real boost to your business.
Sometimes it’s an amazingly appealing UX can be the difference between modest and momentous conversation numbers!
Web Site Security – Sucuri
In this day and age, if you don’t have website security you’re not just doing it wrong, you’re doing it dumb. If you don’t believe us give Marc Goodman’s Future Crimes a read.
Website security is a very real requirement if you want to operate a successful business in the digital space. Taxes, receipts, billing statements, invoices, payroll, credit cards; these all have a very real and very accessible presence online. If you’re not taking adequate precautions now, the first time your business gets hacked is going to be a brutal wake-up-call.
But forget about the safety of your business for a second…what about the safety of your customers? If your company gets hacked not only is your information in jeopardy, but the information of anyone you’ve ever done business with is at-risk as well.
You don’t want something like that on your conscience…trust us.
Sucuri offers complete website security for your business with powerful malware detection, prevention and cleanup services.
Right now, as you read this, Sucuri is servicing over 250K domains, stopping 33M attacks per month and cleaning more than 300 websites a day on average.
Additionally, Sucuri publically archives all the malware they encounter on their Sucuri Labs database and maintain an unbelievable (and free) knowledgebase on everything imaginable related to web-security.
Video Hosting – DilogR
For longer than we care to remember we’ve been Wistia people, but that all changed with the arrival of DilogR.
At its core, DilogR is a video hosting platform (though they do have other services) and as far as we’re concerned it is the best video hosting platform available.
Basic features include:
- Customizable video chaptering
- Redirect links
- Pop-up Q&A
- Real-time analytics (views, drop-rate, geo-location, device used, etc.)
But DilogR’s best asset (by far) is the trigger automation it can run in Infusionsoft based on how much of a given video is watched. This is just a killer feature and one that will be immensely helpful to your business.
Do note that while there is no maximum video upload size, different subscriptions have different levels of storage so buyer beware.
Surveys and Assessments – DilogR
When we said we were DilogR divas we really meant it:
This is the pinnacle of interactive content, people!
From images and slideshows to quizzes and surveys, DilogR’s tools, functions and features make interacting with your internal or external community an absolute breeze.
- Automated follow-up emails
- Hidden lead-capture fields
- Searchable merge fields
- Flexible call-to-action buttons
Bountiful platform integrations and a special knack for singing in harmony with Infusionsoft means we can’t say “no” to their indispensable service.
PDF Creation – WebMerge
No one genuinely enjoys creating PDFs for their business (especially when it involves merging data out of Infusionsoft) but, just like paying taxes, it’s simply something we have to deal with.
With that in mind, WebMerge is the fastest way to streamline the data merge to documentation processes that all too frequently mire people and resources in digital muck.
Using WebMerge, you can quickly and effortlessly merge data from Infusionsoft (purchase records, contact records, etc.) into a clean PDF.
From there, you can have WebMerge collate and deliver those pretty little PDFs using almost any delivery method imaginable (Box, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.).
From an Infusionsoft-user perspective this is a HUGE timesaver!
Additional WebMerge features include:
- Flexible merging with MS Office (.doc, .xls, .ppt)
- Fillable PDFs so you can type directly into the document
- Simple data marriage: Integrate & Automate, upload using a spreadsheet or just manually enter data
Easy Integrations – Zapier
Zapier is an inexpensive and fabulously easy way to make 3rd party apps chat with each other over coffee without the need to know how to code.
Operating along a very simple “If-This-Then-That” logic, Zapier will use your triggers to fire your actions with the need for any manual oversight.
Though not entirely free (premium apps come at a small cost), Zapier is nonetheless affordable and, frankly, well-worth any expense it may incur given how valuable it is as an integration service.
Not sure which app you might want to take advantage of?—Checkout the Popular Zaps section for fresh and trending ideas.
Reporting – Graphly
Graphly just won the 2015 Battle of the Apps – so you know they must be doing something right – and they are the first-ever dashboard reporting tool built exclusively for Infusionsoft.
Whether you’re looking for a department-specific tool or something that can monitor the various segments of your business, Graphly can tackle any imaginable reporting need. From monitoring web traffic and lead-sources to meticulously measuring funnel conversion and sales rep performance, Graphly will help you optimize your operation.
Custom charts and graphs are completely encouraged but prefabricated reporting templates are also available for those who need them.
When it comes to accessibility, Graphly makes sure your data is available when and where you need it. Reach your reports anywhere, anytime and over any device.
Training – The Art of Campaign Building Foundations Course
Finally, we reach the end:
The Art of Campaign Building Foundations Course
It may seem like a conflict of interest, but we wouldn’t plug it if we didn’t believe it was the absolute best way to turn yourself from an Infusionsoft zero into an Infusionsoft HERO!
For $500 you can enjoy a deep-dive into the wide world of Infusionsoft, with a particular emphasis on how to maximize your usage of Campaign Builder.
Five-hundred greenbacks might seem like a lot money (because it is!), but when you consider that’s just a fraction of what you would spend to attend a weekend at Infusionsoft University in Phoenix, AZ we think our Foundations Course is a pretty smart investment.