Do I just Suck or Are Clickbank Products too expensive?

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I've been marketing online for a while. so many blogs i cant even tell you what happened to the majority of them. websites floating around somewhere in cyberspace that I wouldnt even recognise from years back.

So far, I've been able to sell ebooks pretty consistently on ebay and a few through blogs and email lists, but they've all had to be priced ridicilously cheap for me to get any kind of response. you know, the quick $5 or less special report that can be instantly downloaded.

I've spent money advertising both clickbank and cj.com products through pay per click programs like adwords and adcenter, but i've only been able to get one sale from click bank, and a bunch of impressions and clicks from Commission junction, without any sales, or leads even.

like i said, i'm leaning more towards thinking that its just me who sucks, because everyone else seems to be having no problems finding customers willing to spend $50-200 for an information product.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Smith
    • Profile picture of the author JustinBrooke
      Sounds like you might need to spend a little more time
      researching the hot buttons of these crowds and maybe
      invest in some copywriting courses.

      I first learned how to sell Clickbank stuff through WealthyAffiliate.com
    • Profile picture of the author Seattle Mike
      Are you direct linking or running them through a presell page with an exciting opt in offer?

      I get the occasional cb sale from ads but all my campaigns direct linking have not earned a profit.

      My review sites get occasional sales too but I have to blame it on my copy writing. Other people sell a lot more than me.

      The thing that works in some niches is piling on some bonuses. People bonus shop.

      My best results are setting up a squeeze page for a popular niche and building a list. They get sent to a salespage after they opt in. I give bonuses to opt in and steady doses of content with a related product daily for a week or 10 days. Then every 4 days. The content is all PLR stuff reworded in my own voice.

      A new method I am trying is to really get them worked up about a solution but not telling them what it is. They have to click the link to find out. That page takes them to a squeeze page offering a complimentary video review.

      Depends on the niche. IMers are already on tons of lists and probably have seen the product advertised before. They are also smart enough to go direct if they know what the product is. We all get that "I am NOT giving him a commission" urge at times.

      If you have to really sell people just to opt in, It is easy to see its gonna be hard to get them to buy something. Unless they want it desperately!

      Sell what people are already buying.

      Most people only get the rare purchase so it isn't just you. Unless you have the money to find the converting keywords, it's a struggle getting enough clicks to turn into buyers. It takes 100 clicks to get a sale on many CB salespages. And if you are paying $1 a click or more, the math doesn't add up to profits.
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Originally Posted by princejerome2002 View Post

    I've been marketing online for a while. so many blogs i cant even tell you what happened to the majority of them. websites floating around somewhere in cyberspace that I wouldnt even recognise from years back.

    So far, I've been able to sell ebooks pretty consistently on ebay and a few through blogs and email lists, but they've all had to be priced ridicilously cheap for me to get any kind of response. you know, the quick $5 or less special report that can be instantly downloaded.

    I've spent money advertising both clickbank and cj.com products through pay per click programs like adwords and adcenter, but i've only been able to get one sale from click bank, and a bunch of impressions and clicks from Commission junction, without any sales, or leads even.

    like i said, i'm leaning more towards thinking that its just me who sucks, because everyone else seems to be having no problems finding customers willing to spend $50-200 for an information product.

    I'm going to give it to you straight.

    I don't know what your approach is, but any product can be sold if it
    solves the need of the person looking for a solution. I sell many products
    outside of IM that go for a pretty penny.

    The key is crafting your presales strategy in a way that when they
    actually get to the sales page, they're almost ready to buy.

    Without knowing exactly what you're doing, especially with Adwords,
    it would be impossible to give you a better answer than that. But
    essentially your hypothesis is correct. If the product has a decent
    gravity and is proven to sell then the problem is probably with what
    you're doing and not with the product.
    • Profile picture of the author waken
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

      I'm going to give it to you straight.

      I don't know what your approach is, but any product can be sold if it
      solves the need of the person looking for a solution. I sell many products
      outside of IM that go for a pretty penny.

      The key is crafting your presales strategy in a way that when they
      actually get to the sales page, they're almost ready to buy.

      Without knowing exactly what you're doing, especially with Adwords,
      it would be impossible to give you a better answer than that. But
      essentially your hypothesis is correct. If the product has a decent
      gravity and is proven to sell then the problem is probably with what
      you're doing and not with the product.
      I must be one of the 100 lucky people to get your WSO Steven. You point of view always impressed me!
  • Profile picture of the author Melkor
    If the site linked to in you .sig is any example of your current promotions, your main problem is that you're using afiliate-unfriendly free hosts to promote your offers.

    As Gary Halbert would put it - don't look cheap when you're trying to get people to give you money. Even a squidoo lens would be better than free hosting with a banner you earn nothing from plastered on top.
    • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
      Which method you use depends on the product.

      I have found products I can only get a sale with direct linking.
      Others I need a review site.
      And some I can't get a sale to save my lillte soul unless I collect an email and do email marketing.

      You need to test!

      Life is Great,
      Terry

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