Clickbank Alternatives? ...help

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Hi Warriors,

What Digital product affiliate networks are like Clickbank? And which do you recommend?

I've been looking at a few different ones and can't find one that pays affiliates for you and handles order inquiries (like returns) like Clickbank does? Do you all know of one that is similar to Clickbank that you'd recommend?

I'm currently considering:


o PayDotCom
o click2sell.eu
o affiliate-wire.com
o Digiresults
o jvzoo
o and Plimus

Do you all have experience with these? Which one is easiest to use? How hard is it to do refunds and pay affiliates (with like PayDotCom) ... and are all of these networks like that now where you have to pay affiliates from your paypal account and issue your own refunds?

Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
#alternatives #clickbank
  • Profile picture of the author ryanman
    Paydotcom is pretty good but may I ask why you're not happy with clickbank?
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    • Profile picture of the author AnmolJ
      ClickBank Is The Best!
      You Should Not Find Alternatives For It!
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      • Profile picture of the author Big Rob
        Okay, Let me be Captain Obvious here.....

        Warrior Special offers and warrior plus.

        Sheesh.
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        • Profile picture of the author TheWebGuy
          Originally Posted by Big Rob View Post

          Okay, Let me be Captain Obvious here.....

          Warrior Special offers and warrior plus.

          Sheesh.
          It's not a internet marketing/business product. Completely unrelated but thanks
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          • Profile picture of the author Lena
            Try Rap Bank. Hope it helps
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          • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
            Originally Posted by TheWebGuy View Post

            It's not a internet marketing/business product. Completely unrelated but thanks
            What are you selling?

            The answer may or may not dictate what options you have.


            Daniel
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          how did this help?
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          Why does everyone on tghis site have to be a smart ass with replies??...Just answer the question or DONT!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheWebGuy
    I know Clickbank has the most affiliates and digital products ...but what comes in 2nd place to it? And which do affiliates like to use?

    Also, between these which is the best and why?...

    o PayDotCom
    o click2sell.eu
    o affiliate-wire.com
    o Digiresults
    o jvzoo
    o and Plimus
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  • Profile picture of the author PR0VIDENCE
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    PayDotCom is the largest "all digital" alternative to CB. I sold items there once. It was good. It wasn't clickbank, but it was good. Also, PayDotCom does paypal.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWebGuy
      Originally Posted by enlightenedone View Post

      PayDotCom is the largest "all digital" alternative to CB. I sold items there once. It was good. It wasn't clickbank, but it was good. Also, PayDotCom does paypal.
      Thanks, how do refunds and paying affiliates work? Is it hard to maintain?
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      • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
        Originally Posted by TheWebGuy View Post

        Thanks, how do refunds and paying affiliates work? Is it hard to maintain?
        The product owner does this on his own through his account. It all depends on the product owner. Nothing like ClickBank at all. And to mention that ClickBank accepts PayPal as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
      Originally Posted by enlightenedone View Post

      PayDotCom is the largest "all digital" alternative to CB. I sold items there once. It was good. It wasn't clickbank, but it was good. Also, PayDotCom does paypal.
      Not even close to the largest alternative. Its also NOT an alternative since you use YOUR PayPal account.

      Try:

      regnow.com
      esellerate.net
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  • Profile picture of the author tylamro
    I have been asking myself this exact same question... I have never tried Clickbank but may try it and give my reviews. Plan to research the others listed here as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linerider
    ClickBank Is The Best!
    You Should Not Find Alternatives For It!
    You are right, ClickBank is brilliant, but it is also prudent not to put all your eggs in one basket. If ClickBank gets sued, shuts down, bans you etc etc then you are screwed.

    I had a look at PayDotCom. It doesn't have anywhere near the number of products that ClickBank has, but it still has a fair selection. Also, since they pay over PayPal then you get your money as you earn - no waiting for cheques or payment schedules.
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  • Profile picture of the author orpaz191
    why don't you try CPA? that might be a good alternative.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWebGuy
      Originally Posted by orpaz191 View Post

      why don't you try CPA? that might be a good alternative.
      What do you mean? How would I do this selling an ebook? Thanks : )
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by TheWebGuy View Post

    Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated!
    From the perspective of attracting serious affiliates, there's one very major factor involved, here: you need to use an affiliate network in which the affiliates are paid directly by the network rather than being dependent on the vendor for payment.

    There are some of each on your list above.

    So, it'll help you to be aware of two things ...

    (i) If you use (for example) PayDotCom, there may be a vast pool of professional affiliates who won't even be willing to look at your product at all (because affiliates there are dependent on the vendor for payment, which is an additional business problem/risk many of us feel we just don't need!), and ...

    (ii) As discussed here in many threads, if you're using ClickBank to sell your product, you'll probably want to make sure that the product has no other detectable sales page anywhere else, where an affiliate's ClickBank cookie won't protect him/her when s/he generates customers who (like most) don't buy at their first visit to the sales page, and might later buy through another sales page.

    Originally Posted by orpaz191 View Post

    why don't you try CPA? that might be a good alternative.
    The OP is a vendor, not an affiliate ...

    Originally Posted by Linerider View Post

    You are right, ClickBank is brilliant, but it is also prudent not to put all your eggs in one basket. If ClickBank gets sued, shuts down, bans you etc etc then you are screwed.
    Until the next day, when you'd list your product somewhere else, you mean?

    The one thing that's for sure is that he shouldn't sell it at ClickBank and simultaneously elsewhere. That's just a way of saying "Goodbye" to any serious, pro-affiliates.

    Meanwhile, let's not forget that ClickBank is longer established than Google ...
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    • Profile picture of the author TheWebGuy
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post


      (i) If you use (for example) PayDotCom, there may be a vast pool of professional affiliates who won't even be willing to look at your product at all (because affiliates there are dependent on the vendor for payment, which is an additional business problem/risk many of us feel we just don't need!), and

      You make excellent points. Now if I don't use Clickbank at all ...which affiliate network would you recommend for larger serious affiliates? Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by TheWebGuy View Post

        You make excellent points. Now if I don't use Clickbank at all ...which affiliate network would you recommend for larger serious affiliates? Thanks!
        Sorry, can't help you here - I'd like to suggest DigiResults and/or JVZoo, but I don't really know from experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linerider
    Until the next day, when you'd list your product somewhere else, you mean?
    Then you have to start all over again building up affiliates to promote your products on the new network.

    The one thing that's for sure is that he shouldn't sell it at ClickBank and simultaneously elsewhere.
    I agree, but unless you have another source of income you should be selling more than one product.

    Meanwhile, let's not forget that ClickBank is longer established than Google
    Age is completely irrelevant - you could have said the same about Enron. You should never rely on one source for your business. It's just common sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author anahita56
    Why would you want to go for second best? Click Bank is the largest and oldest affiliate network and they have established fantastic reputation; buyers feel safe, affiliates feel protected and vendors feel well served as all the work is handled automatically.
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    • Originally Posted by anahita56 View Post

      Why would you want to go for second best? Click Bank is the largest and oldest affiliate network and they have established fantastic reputation; buyers feel safe, affiliates feel protected and vendors feel well served as all the work is handled automatically.

      Because they don't host files. I need my files hosted, protected, autopilot sent to customers when they buy, and a time limit so the download experiers, IP lock so only customer can download, etc. Payloadz offers that. Problem is, payloadz doesn't let you host your thank you page, which is what I need.

      I've been using Payloadz for a few years now, but I want to start tracking facebook ad convesion, and for that I need to be able to host my own thank you page. Either that or learn the java script to use google analytics events. action goals.

      Even then, it will only tell me if they clicked the buy now button and not if they bought it.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    In my personal opinion, I love clickbank and make my living from there.

    RAPBANK is also good if you giving away 100% commissions.
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    Clicksure and DigiResults.
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  • I was all amped about JVzoo then saw they only handle 240mb or lower. I have GIGS of videos I sell, like over 60 gigs right now on Payloadz. Problem is when I make 1700, they take like $150.


    Clickbank doesn't host files at all, which sucks. I do not want to host and protect my own files. Payloadz also handles the downloads and everything for me, so it is autopilot. Also the download links expire.

    The downfall of Payloadz is no custom thank you page so I don't know how to track facebook ads that convert to sells.
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  • After checking all those, I say go with Payloadz.com They have great prices. I Just realized I get good pricing from Payloadz.

    $0.49+4.9%
    $0.05 for orders less than $2.00

    That is better than all those other sites. Of course, Clickbank offers a great value at just an upfront of $40 per product and that's it. The problem is, they don't host your files.

    JVzoo seems okay too, but they take more than payloadz does and jvzoo doesn't offer larger file hosting. Payloadz offers unlimited file sizes, unlimted storage, etc.

    https://www.payloadz.com/account/UpgradeDetails.asp

    Check out all payloadz has to offer to see if they fit your needs. Right now, I also host one of my courses on clickbank, then if I make a sell, I send them a download link from Payloadz. Payloadz makes this so simple. This way the file is secure, cannot be shared, has an expiration etc.
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  • Also, you can add Google analytics into your payloads download page by just going to your profile and placing your analytics code into the txt field. I just learned about this. Now I can track if facebook traffic results in sells.
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    Amazon can also be used if you want to keep your customers with you.
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  • Digiresults is pretty cool, actually. The 2nd tier affiliate thing is interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I like Paydotcom. I haven't tried JVzoo yet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Madush
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    RAP BANK it a very good one......they pay out everyday to your paypal account
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