It’s foolish to rely on any of these “marketplaces” without building up your own affiliate list. I think it’s a terrible idea to rely on ClickBank as a publisher, because they refuse to release the email addresses of your affiliates. At the very least, ClickBank should allow you to send a batch email to your affiliates encouraging them to join the affiliate section of your site. Your affiliates, frankly, are at least as valuable an opt-in list as your “leads”, because your affiliates have a vested interest in bringing YOU sales. This is the biggest reason that I would never rely on ClickBank as a publisher.
Believe or not there is a program right now that people are killing it with because it is automated and the system works. It has the lowest refund rate on clickbank and it has been around for a long time and recently was updated .
Yes, we do provide affiliate storefronts which are ready for promotion as they are pre-configured. In short, it is a great option for newbies and those who want to promote Clickbank products without much bothering about technical things.
The Stats section displays information about the vendor’s sales, commissions, and product category. If you have already promoted a vendor’s products, the My Stats section displays information about your hops, earnings, and sales with them.
You need to make sure you properly research products, before you promote any and be weary of reviews too, because plenty of people will give very positive reviews to scams – so long as it’s making them money!
While promoting the offer is important, it’s also important to “bridge” the offer with the lead magnet they just opted in for. Otherwise, people will be frustrated and think they need to pay for the lead magnet. Trust me we’ve made that mistake!
PS: I’ve been in the digital marketing business since 2000, I’m NOT trying to sell you anything, I just felt it’s time people became educated so you don’t lose your hard earned money and worse borrow to get into this incredibly deceptive industry.
Recurring Billing: This is also important feature of this product. This feature gives vendors the ability to sell their products at an initial price and then setup rebill price for each product and payment for the duration of a rebill product. Creating recurring bills products gives vendors a huge revenue with regular intervals.
6 – Persuasive Vendor Pitch Page – Finally, don’t forget to take a long, hard look at the product’s sales page, since you will be relying on it to convert your HopLinks into commissions! Does it look convincing? Does it address the concerns of the market? Is it persuasive and credible, or does it sound over the top and unbelievable? Would you buy from a site that looked like that?
Steven Clayton and his partner Tim Godfrey are the creators of several best-selling Marketing information products, including Commission Blueprint 2.0, Niche Blueprint, and SEM Business Blueprint. You can get more great advice and information on their blog.
A really big advantage of Clickbank is how easy it is to become a merchant. They provide a ton of support material and it’s really cheap to get started (just $49.95 to activate a product). While this might seem out of reach for beginners, you’d be surprised how easy it is to create a product and start selling it.
The first thing you need to do to make money promoting Clickbank products is make a plan. I advise that you start with something you are familiar with, because it will be easier for you to speak to buyers if it’s a topic you like and/or are familiar with. For example, if you are familiar with finance, you could promote financial products like Forex or Day Trading products which convert really well. Maybe you have worked at a gym and really like fitness, well there are TONS of weight loss and fitness programs just waiting for you to promote them. The key is finding something that you really can review and explain to a buyer and get them through the door.
Many people also buy themselves a copy through their own affiliate link. The online consensus seems to be that Clickbank is OK with this, but if you are going to do that, I’d double check with a Clickbank representative. (If you do that, please leave a comment with the response you received.) I’m interested, but I don’t have an official response to share at the moment. Maybe I’ll send an email after I post this.
I have to be paid by 5 different people to receive a check. This one is just plain weird. You have to make 5 different sales, with 1 being Visa and 1 being Mastercard, before you can get paid as an affiliate. So much for being a “small” affiliate and just using ClickBank to process a few sales a year. I understand that this was likely implemented due to fraud, but I have to think there would be a better way to do this.