Put simply, ClickBank is an intermediary between the product creators and the affiliate marketers. The consumers click on your affiliate link and pay ClickBank. Clickbank then pays the affiliate his commission and the vendor. The platform handles all the accounting, payments and refunds.
As you might expect, chargebacks are not good news for CB’s standing with merchant account providers. Vendors who experience too many chargebacks and also find their accounts suspended or under greater scrutiny. By offering 60 days in which a customer can refund a product there is less chance of these dreaded chargebacks occurring.
As an affiliate, would I get a portion of a $1 trial payment, or would my commissions only show after the monthly membership of a product gets activated after the trial week? I am only asking this since I was wondering if I had to wait a week after my campaign before I start to see results in the CB dashboard.
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Remember there rules. Keep the content clean of promotions (apart from your opt in), give value, establish yourself as an authority and don’t be greedy. That will really set you apart from 99% of affiliates.
that’s the key to success, i know a friend who developped a simple ebook for a specific exotic animal and made 92K$ on his first year, because it was just the only info products available for this niche
The traffic on review keywords is low and the competition is fierce. Every SEO and their sister tries to make money with reviews and you end up sitting in the middle of a negative SEO fest, for trickles of traffic.
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For a period of time, many new affiliates were attempting to scam ClickBank itself. Their method for doing this was to promote certain products on their affiliate websites, and use their own links to purchase those products. They were thus receiving a 50-75% discount on their purchase.
Would be better to learn website development, prior to anything else Bill. Your own website will enable you to do many things and it will be your “online space” where people can find you or your ideas.
Hi Gael, Thank you very much for this great post, it is the best post I’ve ever read about how to generate money online in general (not only ClickBank), enasmudher comment and your reply grabs my attention, if 130 emails is not that much, in your opinion, how many emails is considered a good starting point?
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Understood it is in place to protect against fraud, however to the new marketer who is likely struggling to learn, progress and make sales…it’s like a kick in the teeth to see hard earned money being zapped because of lack of sales. It takes a tremendous amount of faith in oneself not to get discouraged and quit.
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Once you have a working HopLink, it’s up to you to decide how to do your marketing. Some affiliates promote products using email lists, but that’s not the only method. You can use social media, your own site, or any other method that makes the link accessible to potential customers.
Your first step is actually to go to your own site to get an idea of what types of people tend to visit your site and read your content. For example at Quick Sprout, we obviously have a lot of entrepreneurs, a lot of small business owners, a lot of bloggers, a lot of social media professionals that tend to visit Quick Sprout most often. It’s just a good idea to go to your site and just think of the type of people that visit it, because that’s going to guide you when choosing your Clickbank products. Once you’ve done that, your next step is to create a simple but effective spreadsheet just to keep track of all the products that you’ll be looking at.
If you are not sure what you would like to find in the ClickBank Marketplace, then you could just hit the search button without selecting any options or entering any keywords. This way, all availiable products will be shown with the most popular products being displayed at the top of the page. Or else, you might choose to browse the clickbank products instead.
The Order By option allows you to find the most popular products, products with the highest gravity, products with the highest commissions, products with the highest rebill amount and etc. Do not forget to change the Order By to arrange the results in the desired order.
Vendors know the importance of marketing tools. They provide their affiliates with the marketing materials that include the sales letters, banners, and in some cases even the email marketing campaign letters.
Keep in mind the company has been running since 1998, so they have established a very popular reputation within the online marketing industry and have gained the trust of thousands of sellers and affiliates. However in more recent years, Clickbank has taken a slight turn for the worse.
I think your conversions are really going to depend on a variety of things here – including the quality of the product and the quality of the sales page. I don’t think YouTube is the best place to directly link to a sales video – if that’s what you’re doing. It’s a softer sale if it’s from a youtube video, linking to a review on your blog and then on to Clickbank…. or something along those lines. People don’t buy from people they don’t know or trust, (generally). So, your conversions will be very low if you’re getting first time visitors land on your YouTube video and then checking out the product. They will probably then check out several reviews and other YouTube videos etc… If they click on someone else’s affiliate link after yours, then you will lose the sale. You can trust clickbank to pay you, (in my experience so far). You don’t need to worry about the vendors, because the affiliate link you generate is through Clickbank and they’re the ones processing the sales. Vendors can choose to block affiliates though, if they’re promoting the products against their T&C’s… I don’t know if they inform you about that when they do, or not! Hope that helps, Nat.
Total $/sale: For one-time purchases, this number is the same as $/sale. For recurring billing products, it equals the average total of the initial sale plus all rebills, divided by the number of initial sales.
I actually visited this site twice on earlier occasions but chose to ignore it. Its only when a friend of mine told me that she was using it successfully, did I reconsider. I signed up and havn’t regretted it. The system is different, the customer service is amazing and it’s simple enough to set up – no diving into mazes of scripts.
I feel another concern is that so many people who start in this business are simply not organized well enough to deal with the information overload that comes with the excitement of working your own business.
I should also say that once you have met the requirement of five sales from five different credit cards, Clickbank is pretty good about cutting you checks as soon as the pay period ends (assuming you have met the base amount).
@COLINHVC: You can sign up as a Clickbank affiliate at http://www.affilorama.com/redirect/clickbank-application . A hoplink is just what Clickbank calls an affiliate link. You do not have to have a website to promote Clickbank products, however it is certainly advisable. However if you don’t yet have the money to invest in this, you can use free methods like posting links in forums, blogs and social media sites (like Twitter) – just what ever you do, don’t spam! It’s the quickest way to get banned. My advice to you would be to look at getting a site as soon as possible though – you can get some really cheap hosting options, like Hostgator, which you can see here http://www.affilorama.com/redirect/hostgator or Affilorama Premium also includes web hosting.
You can take a look at the sales that have taken place using Transactions Reporting. If you’re using Tracking IDs to differentiate different traffic sources, as described in the Using HopLinks article, then you can see how many sales are coming from each source.
The issue most of these tactics have, apart from the last one, is that they have very limited preselling. People are thrown to sales pages without knowing exactly why they are there or who is this guy trying to sell them an information product.