The ClickBank analytics tool provides you with statistics including: paychecks, details of transaction or subscriptions, hops per day sorted by vendor, tracking id or customer country and order form impressions
I saw a reference to PayDotCom in a thread about affiliate marketplaces over on the Warrior Forum. I have to say, it looks like they’ve taken some of the above to heart…especially the payment complaints I mentioned. As an affiliate, I couldn’t find very much I wanted to sell on PayDotCom — it seems to be mostly filled with junk ebooks. As a publisher, though, I’d be more willing to use it than ClickBank. Ultimately, I find it likely I will either buy or build my own affiliate system for Hardworking Millionaire. If I decide to just sell an ebook or two in the meantime, I will try PayDotCom. Perhaps I will then write another rant about them. Who knows? 😉
I have asked multiple affiliate marketing advertisers to please give examples of good quality Click Bank products or Amazon stores they own but they all say the same thing, “that’s not the way it works”. WTF, if I knew they had a good quality product I’d buy it. A decent amount of my income comes from plastic surgeons, is that going to put me out of business, of course not. This is all because they all sell training only, yet according to Click Bank that category is nowhere near the top sellers. Then why the hell do they do it? And why if someone is making that kind of money would they offer training instead of making the money from the products they advocate? Pretty sure most know the real answer and that is THEY MAKE MORE MONEY.
1. The great advantage of ClickBank – the ease of signing up as an affiliate for a product – is also a weakness. It is very easy for another to replace your affiliate nickname and claim your commission. Affiliate Cloner can disguise (cloak) your affiliate links.
Looking for up-and-coming products with reasonable gravity numbers is a good way to get ahead of the game. Check the activation dates of products with a gravity number around 20, and you might find some real gems.
To be clear about it, I don’t think up-sells are evil. But I do think it’s wrong to make it look like your product will do everything a person needs done for $37 and then subject buyers to endless “one time offers” that make them feel stupid or like they will miss success if they don’t buy now.
At last, someone I feel I can trust putting the “business” into perspective, especially the final paragraph under “Now, the negative”. This activity really drives me mad and prompts instant refunds, which I hate doing.
Content distribution networks – I don’t have a ton of experience with these but judging by the number of people running this tactic across networks like taboola and outbrain I imagine this must be fairly successful. This works especially well if you’re covering a widespread issue.
A major problem lies within the products Clickbank chooses to sell rather than the company as a whole (although not to say the company is perfect either). They have so many horrible, borderline scam type products within their marketplace that it can be really hard to know which ones you can trust. And because of the nature of a lot of products sold there, many people will demand refunds on inferior products.
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.
My mom fell for this, too. Amazing for her to be billed monthly for digital products when she doesn’t use a computer. There is no way to contact the company, either electronically or otherwise. That is clearly by design. However, the credit card, bank, credit union, Paypal etc., who processed the transaction is more than happy to intervene on behalf of their customers. Mom’s bank refunded the purchase amount, blocked the vendor and even reversed the penalty fees (for the balance of the account dropping below the minimum, as a result)!
ClickBank is a digital marketplace for products created and developed by entrepreneurs. It also has an affiliate network that enables sellers and producers to leverage connections that can assist them in monetizing their personal and commercial pages.
Make sure that the blog address (URL) also contains the keyword phrase you’ve picked in some way. So in our example, best-tinnitus-cure, my-tinnitus-cure, etc., all work just fine. Dashes are fine anywhere, so with a bit of creativity you should have no trouble coming up with a name that’s not been taken.
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I recently started an affiliate website in order to understand how I could build the most awesome affiliate system in the world. My new membership site, Hardworking Millionaire, will be sold mostly by affiliates, so a key step before I opened the site was to become an affiliate of something. I needed to know features to look for if I decided to sell Hardworking Millionaire subscriptions through an affiliate marketplace.
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There are a lot of fake advertisers out there who creates eBooks and dump in the Clickbank marketplace in the form of Clickbank Products. After you purchased you’ll realize that the same eBooks can be bought or downloaded free online. At the same time, not all eBooks can be categorized as fake ones. You must use your knowledge here.
Hello I’m new to clickbank and I was curious to know , when I hit the promote button , it already has the nick name but do we have to to put in a tracking id inorder to promote the hotlink ? because everytime I hit create I never see my nick name at the end of the link so the vendor knows to pay me . Can you please explain? Thanks
That’s for a later date for me at this point though. In the meantime I’ll just have to keep at it on the “content creation” and outreach front so that I can start generating a bit more organic traffic to start experimenting with.
Thank you Charlie for an informative appraisal of clickbank. Net net, It is clear this institution is not a scam, although some offers seem pretty close to being one. I found, with experience, that clickbank was very good at getting refunds for unhappy customers although some vendors were trying their best to prevent it, or at least delay it as much as possible.
Be careful of this though on sites that offer monthly membership fees. Sometimes they will offer a very low sign up fee when you try to leave, but come back with a monthly subscription fee that is higher than what everyone else is getting if they went through the first link. You’ve just got to take a look around to see what will be offered to you.
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Informative article! I’m new to the whole affiliate concept and have made a few sales via my Amazon store, but the commissions are very low. ClickBank is being promoted by many (with obvious agendas) as the high commission white knight in the internet affiliate jungle. Googling them landed me here, so maybe I’ll reconsider and not waste my time and effort.
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Income verification also offers clickbank a fall back position if a company or a product needs to be removed for false advertising. Basic standards and ethics rules could be evenly applied to all parties as well as some manner of dispute resolution process.
What makes sales of ClickBank products is people trusting and respecting you, and being willing to rely on your recommendation because you’re the person making the recommendation. You need to give them a recommendation, not something “compelling enough to make them buy it”.
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I purchased a book called Google Profits which mentioned Clickbank and a few other areas. So far I have made $88.00 in sales on Click bank but that is with only 3 sales. Not only does a person 5 sales, 1 Master Card and one Visa, but hey must also make atleast $100.00 before a check is sent out for the first time. Considering the affiliate is more then likely paying a compay like Adsense for the key words this can be both costly and supprising. I had to stop my sales because at the time I had to direct the funds for the Pay Per Click to other places. The profit I would have made would have covered my costs but since I didn’t know about the delay, my fault for not reading all the fine print, I did some serious damage to my account. Short and sweet expect about 1 of 20 or so of your products to sell well. That is how my encounter with Clickbank went. Hope it goes better for everyone else.
What a great post mate.This is brilliant for newbies who are struggling to get a start and build up some confidence in their ability to become successful.Just getting those first few sign ups and a sale or two is very inspiring when you are starting out.You make some good points about giving value first and then gently selling your offer,too many marketers like to sell,sell,sell…. This drives me nuts,so I guess it happens to most potential customers.I hope to get more brilliant content from you in emails in the future to help me build my business.