Hidden Clickbank Policy

by Louis Raven 9 replies
Am I right in thinking you can't sell get rich quick/ make money online products via clickbank?

I remember reading something similar here but can't see anything at the clickbank policies page.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    "Get rich quick" and "make money online" are different things.

    The second one is fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Wilkes
      Funny, I was going through the rules on clickbank tonight, as I am thinking of using them for a book I have just written. I seem to remember someone grousing about how hard it is to get your first check off them and how they lay down requirements that certain credit cards have to be used to buy your product, when you start. I have gone through the website twice now and cannot find a mention of it. Does anybody know if this was true or have they changed their policy?
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      • Profile picture of the author John Wilkes
        Scratch that last question, I just found it and it applys to affiliates.
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        ClickBank will withhold payment of any account balance until the following criteria is met:

        * Sales made with 5 or more different credit card numbers and
        * Sales made with two different payment methods (either Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal). Note: PayPal purchases do not count toward the minimum 5 different credit card numbers."

        guess it is to stop money laundering
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        • Profile picture of the author cremaster
          Originally Posted by John Wilkes View Post

          Scratch that last question, I just found it and it applys to affiliates.
          "
          ClickBank will withhold payment of any account balance until the following criteria is met:

          * Sales made with 5 or more different credit card numbers and
          * Sales made with two different payment methods (either Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal). Note: PayPal purchases do not count toward the minimum 5 different credit card numbers."

          guess it is to stop money laundering
          Call me cynical, but I thought it was so that Clickbank could keep money from people who bought using their own affiliate links.
          So, Clickbank collects the commission, but never pays it out.
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          • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
            Originally Posted by cremaster View Post

            Call me cynical, but I thought it was so that Clickbank could keep money from people who bought using their own affiliate links.
            So, Clickbank collects the commission, but never pays it out.
            Yup, pretty much cremaster. At least until the criteria above is met.

            They've been doing it for ages. I know a couple of people who have over a couple of grand stored up, and CB will not release the money. They (CB) say it's because the criteria hasn't been met yet, and until it does, the money will remain in CB's hands.

            This is one reason I do not run too many affiliate products with CB. At least not anymore.


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    • Profile picture of the author Louis Raven
      Originally Posted by Chris Lockwood View Post

      "Get rich quick" and "make money online" are different things.

      The second one is fine.
      How would clickbank define the two?

      What if I could show you how to get rich whilst online lol??

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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
        Originally Posted by Louis Raven View Post

        How would clickbank define the two?

        The easiest way to find out is by submitting a product approval request. If they approve it, then you're fine.

        Generally what you need to avoid is promising people they will make X amount of money fast or without work or things like that. Yes, there could be overlap between that and the stuff they will accept.

        Also, they don't like products that discuss listbuilding at all, unless your initials are MF. Nobody seems to know why.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Lockwood
    It would be easy enough to make some purchases to get those checks released. Just sitting there passively when you have 1000s of dollars earned is silly.
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    • Profile picture of the author mmurtha
      Chris,

      I agree, but getting some of these people to do something about it is like pulling teeth. I figure, if they want to continue to let CB sit on their money, it's their fault.

      I get mione every month so it's no problem for me. Like I said earlier, I don't do that much CB business anymore. Not enough to worry about their policies.


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