I found an CB offer that I am interested in promoting. The product is the Health niche with low gravity. My issue with the product is that the vendor will only provide its affiliates with one link from clickbank. In other words no deep linking options.
This link brings visitors to a landing page with an email opt in for a free e-book download. This is obviously frustrating in that the vendor collects email addresses and directs visitors to a free download instead of the sales page.
I discovered that the download link for the free guide is on an insecure page on the vendors site. In other words, anyone with a link to the download page can get the guide without first submitting an email address.
Here's what I thought about doing.
I create my landing page with an email submit option for the free download and then email the customers the link to the download page. So I will collect their emails instead of them giving it to the vendor.
The downside is that I wont get any commissions from users who decide to click through and buy the product after getting the free guide because my affiliate ID wont pass through to the download page.
The upside is that I would collect a lot of emails and then make a sale later on.
Any thoughts / feedback? Could this result in a CB account suspension?