Is it worth listing my eBook on Clickbank if I'm only charging $2.99 for the book?

by DCross
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Hey gang,
I just have a quick question. I recently wrote my first eBook. I'm pretty excited about it. I just published it on Amazon KDP. But I'm only selling it for $2.99.
So my question is, is it worth offering it to affiliates on Clickbank?
Of course I would offer a high commission, but the cost of the book is so low, I'm not sure if people would find the profit margin attractive enough to become an affiliate for me?
Please advise.
Thanks everybody.
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  • Profile picture of the author MilesBaker
    Not really, no point. Unless you have upsells you're paying commission on, which it sounds like you do not.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    honestly it's not even worth selling at $2.99 unless you have upsells in place. You'll never make any money selling at $2.99

    The whole purpose of the low end front end offer is to prove yourself get a buyer and move them through the funnel and get some repeat business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    You pretty much excluded Clickbank and affiliates by offering it on Amazon at $2.99.

    You are giving potential buyers a place to buy that does not allow you to have a sales funnel to capture names, have upsells, etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author DCross
    Thanks guys. Those few comments demonstrated the difference between just selling directly to the public and the concept of affiliate marketing. That helped, I get it.
    Thanks again,
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Guilfoyle
      Could you re- position the content e.g expand it, add videos, audios, check lists, mind maps, FAQ's etc.
      In other words make it into a different product with higher value attached, selling for a higher price on CB.

      Use the Amaz product effectively as a front end to drive traffic to the CB sales page. Are you able to add links inside the book?

      Give away the amaz book as a freebie. Give your CB affiliates give away rights for promotion of your new CB product.

      Just some initial thoughts- obviously I don't know whether any of this can be applied to your specific circumstances.
      Hope it helps.
      All best
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      • Profile picture of the author DCross
        Thank you. And yes, that helped a lot. I'm not sure if I can create the product or system you're talking about with this particular product, but you have given me about 1,000 ideas. My little brain is now spinning...lol...thanks for the advice.
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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Guilfoyle
          Originally Posted by DCross View Post

          Thank you. And yes, that helped a lot. I'm not sure if I can create the product or system you're talking about with this particular product, but you have given me about 1,000 ideas. My little brain is now spinning...lol...thanks for the advice.
          Send me a PM if you have any questions. I'd be happy to point you in the right direction if I can.
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          • Profile picture of the author Harvey Segal
            Two points:

            1.The minimum price for a standard ClickBank product is $3

            Originally Posted by wealthy20 View Post

            Clickbank's charge rate is $1 + 10% per sale.
            2. It's $1 + 7.5%
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            • Profile picture of the author Paul Guilfoyle
              Originally Posted by Harvey Segal View Post

              Two points:

              1.The minimum price for a standard ClickBank product is $3


              2. It's $1 + 7.5%
              What an amazing forum this is. We get people like Harvey who come here and help out for free.
              One of the few true ClickBank experts as well as being responsible for what has been described as

              "The greatest viral marketing idea of all time"

              Thanks Harvey. I love this place.
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  • Profile picture of the author wealthy20
    Clickbank's charge rate is $1 + 10% per sale. If you add a commission to affiliates of 75% you'll only be earning a few cents per sale.

    However your advantages would be that: what I noticed in Clickbank, the lower the price...the more the affiliates try to promote you. Some of my lower priced items like $4.99 with 75% commission are the most promoted of the lot. And I didn't have to do much, just list it in the Marketplace.

    The other good reason would be that you're letting the affiliates build an email list for you, which you can basically market to over and over again.

    Hope this gives you some insight.
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  • Profile picture of the author JosephGipson
    I'd definitely request you to reconsider your price, you won't be attracting right people in your business with that cheap price point, you can always add more knowledge/videos in the product to up it's price..
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