Which is better Clickbank or CPA?

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Hey. I was just wondering which do you all think is better for making money, Clickbank or CPA offers? I know that they both have some great offers & it depends on how you use them, what the offer is etc. I was just wondering which one usually gave better results. I've been working on them some today & really like Clickbank & the fact that they have a 60 day money back guarantee is a pretty good selling point but do alot of people just get a refund or keep it if it works? Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by NeedBucksNow View Post

    do alot of people just get a refund or keep it if it works?
    That's determined by the affiliates, and their pre-selling methods.

    The reality is that different affiliates typically have hugely differing refund rates for the same products.

    As any member of ClickBank's staff with whom you discuss it will quickly explain, affiliates who have very high refund rates tend to have them for every product they promote, while those of us who have very low refund rates also tend to have those for every product we promote, too.

    The individual affiliate, the representations made by the individual affiliate, the traffic sources used by the individual affiliate, the pre-selling methods used by the individual affiliate, and so on, are overwhelmingly the significant factors.

    A product that had high a refund-rate across all its affiliates would swiftly be removed from the Marketplace by ClickBank, because the monetary and administrative costs of processing all the refunds wouldn't cover the 7.5% profit they make on the unrefunded copies, and they'd be losing money on it.

    It's also true that some niches (such as Forex), because of the overall nature of their products and traffic demographics, do tend collectively to have slightly higher-than-average refund rates, but this is mostly a red herring that has very little to do with the realities explained just above: the bottom line here is that affiliate skills and behavior are by far the primary determinants of ClickBank refund rates.

    Originally Posted by NeedBucksNow View Post

    Hey. I was just wondering which do you all think is better for making money, Clickbank or CPA offers? I know that they both have some great offers & it depends on how you use them, what the offer is etc.
    Indeed, it does. You've answered your own question, there, really?


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    • Profile picture of the author nitro37
      For me personally I had better success with CPA offers.
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      • Profile picture of the author WilliamPARKER1
        Hello.

        Can you please share your experience with us??
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  • Profile picture of the author Ammy Singh
    CPA = quick easy money

    ClickBank = Long term

    Or Split test both and choose the one, that works best for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
    Hey. Good to know & I'm currently testing both with my website but may look more into getting some different squeeze pages & expanding on my PPC or trying out some solo ads as it goes. I can see why it takes so long to start seeing results because there are so many different methods & adding content takes time
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  • Profile picture of the author crgargan
    I would be interested as to which one works out better for you. This could become quite interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmanD
    Choose the offers that suit your target audience best, whether it's Clickbank, or CPA offers, or Amazon etc
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  • CPA is great because you don't need people to buy anything, and so it's safe to say that you don't have to promote or sell anything.

    The nice part about being a Clickbank affiliate is that you can promote products that will earn you $20+ for every sale you make as opposed to the $1-5 for every CPA offer you have submitted.

    Both have their benefits and downsides, but both are worth the time to invest in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mikej413
    CPA seems too difficult to get into. I have read something and the requirements seem a bit stringent to me. I am in the process of trying clickbank which hopefully will work out for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    i ti s easier with cpa offers. you are not selling anything. but there is a learning curve. here is what works for me. run fb ads and get likes , then advertise to the likes
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveBowen4
    Both of them are hard to earn with if you don't know your work.

    I've started with CPA and I think it's easier than earning with Clickbank products.
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  • Profile picture of the author iansinfo
    CPA goes well for me. At the end of the day all I need is for someone to click a link with clickbank you need some one to commit to buy. Lots my hoops to jump through
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You can use both the combination of CPA and Clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    Fo me it is CPA
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  • Profile picture of the author C G
    You comparing apples to oranges here. What are your business goals? Do you want to build a brand?

    Cheers,

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    • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
      I understand. That is a good question & right now I've just been adding content & focusing on building up my daily traffic. I guess my goal right now would be to start off small & make my 1st $1K a month. Once I'm able to reach that goal, I'll start thinking about $2K and so on. I would like to build up my brand as I go but realize it may take years in order to do this. Mostly just wanting to make a collection of the best ways to make money online, where people won't have to worry about being scammed. I've been in internet marketing for over 10 years & never had much success because I could never find anything that worked like it said it would. I suppose I also spent too much time jumping from one program to another & never realized that in order to build a successful business you truly have to focus on one thing & spend years building traffic, backlinks & content

      Originally Posted by C G View Post

      You comparing apples to oranges here. What are your business goals? Do you want to build a brand?

      Cheers,

      C.G.
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  • Profile picture of the author web lover
    Clickbank = High Commission And Big Money

    Cpa = less Earnings and Need More Effort

    Good luck Bro
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  • Profile picture of the author arindamb
    I've had more success with Clickbank. If you choose the right products, refunds shouldn't be a problem provided you have the right traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
      Yeah. That was kind of what I was thinking as well. If you are able to give people value with your products & show them how to use them with the right methods to make a profit, you shouldn't really have to worry about refunds I would think

      Originally Posted by arindamb View Post

      I've had more success with Clickbank. If you choose the right products, refunds shouldn't be a problem provided you have the right traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author jempub
    Why not use both like I do!

    Set up your funnel so your rotating different
    CB and CPA offers.

    Test which ones bring in the most money and
    drop the losers.

    It's all about testing and building your list.

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  • Personally I prefer the affiliate platforms..

    Clickbank & JVZoo...

    The best affiliate launches are usually done with though these networks
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  • Profile picture of the author HDRider
    In my opinion I like Clickbank. CPA is great for making some quick money (if done right) but with Clickbank you can build websites around evergreen products and work on building your lists and making sales.

    With CPA they can pull the offer at anytime or cut you off because your traffic did not convert well leaving you scrambling, trying to find another offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author webproishere
    Keep in mind that CPA is mostly geo targeted.

    Meaning you won't get a cut unless it's from the right country. Of course you can always redirect the traffic which doesn't fit but you won't really convert it.

    As for Clickbank, you can always sale the product even if the guy is from China (who knows ?)

    Finally, some Clickbank products have a recurring program. This is where the gold mine IS !
    CPA = a one shot deal
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    There is huge difference in both:

    Clickbank allows you to earn anywhere between $10-$100 on various products. Some product you can earn $10 commission and others you can earn $50 commissions. You get paid per sale.

    CPA offers are also good because they allow you to earn between $1 and all the way up to $5 per LEAD/OPT IN. You get paid per lead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave37
    One advantage of Clickbank over CPA is that you not only can receive your payment weekly even if you have only earned $10 (depending on your threshold), but you can also withdraw it as soon as it's available with your Payoneer MasterCard.
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  • Profile picture of the author GregDeTisi
    CPA is great particularily when starting out as it is easier to get a conversion froma zip code or email. I have found Max Bounty to be great and using personalised weight loss programs and property rent and sales offers best. You can quite easily set up a Facebook PPC CPA ad using one of these types or another high traffic area and start to see commissions pretty fast if you nail the demographic. So ensure you tightly target the right people when placing the ad.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ted K
      I see Clickbank and CPA as two different business models. With CPA, most people start with submit offers, so there isn't really any selling required. With Clickbank, you need to focus on selling, so the process is more important in getting your leads to convert.
      In the end, it really comes down to your traffic generation methods and your conversions. Testing is really important to make sure that your EPC is higher that your CPC. When you've achieved that, it really doesn't matter whether you choose Clickbank or CPA
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I personally use both.. I mean why limit ourselves?
    it's all in the targeting.

    One great thing is often some cb products are in niches that are very unsaturated
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  • Profile picture of the author Sujinb14
    clickbank did not work for me, thinking to get into CPA. i willnot repeat my mistake like i did with clickbank.
    i will get in CPA with prepration and knowledge.
    do any e book help me to understand all about CPA?
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    • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
      Originally Posted by Sujinb14 View Post

      clickbank did not work for me, thinking to get into CPA. i willnot repeat my mistake like i did with clickbank.
      i will get in CPA with prepration and knowledge.
      do any e book help me to understand all about CPA?
      Obviously my dear, you did not do Clickbank right if you're asking if there are any ebooks about CPA! Essentially, there is no difference between the two as for as getting someone to click on your link.

      In regards to Pros & Cons, I believe that there are a few RevShare offers on some of the CPA agencies which essentially give you the same benefit of recurring commissions found in Clickbank recurring offers / subscriptions.

      I believe this question is similar to "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" - thus, "CB vs CPA success is in the application of the marketer".
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  • Profile picture of the author GodsOwnWriter
    For me Click bank products worked great and CPA on some occasions only. It all depends upon the niche, site and advertising we use.
    Comparing is very hard and earning too on these programs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eagle07
    Originally Posted by NeedBucksNow View Post

    Hey. I was just wondering which do you all think is better for making money, Clickbank or CPA offers? I know that they both have some great offers & it depends on how you use them, what the offer is etc. I was just wondering which one usually gave better results. I've been working on them some today & really like Clickbank & the fact that they have a 60 day money back guarantee is a pretty good selling point but do alot of people just get a refund or keep it if it works? Thanks
    Clickbank products and CPA offers are profitable when you market the offers to those people who really want them. I promote some offers from both.
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