Why People start Affiliate Marketing with Clickbank?

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Many of Internet Marketers I see in my experience start affiliate marketing with Clickbank. Is there any solid reason behind?
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Clickbank has indeed created many millionaire marketers.

    They have just about every topic you can think of covered.

    Heck once you have success on Clickbank you could create a product on Clickbank on the Topic of Clickbank and make a killing. Same with tools we create that aid marketers who use Clickbank.

    The affiliate army you gain access to is incredible.

    That said...

    You have to jump thru a hell of a lot of hoops with Clickbank and they always seem to come up with another hoop to jump. In my humble opinion.

    For example before you get paid you have to reach a certain threshold on certain platforms on an on.

    So like most of the decisions we have to make in life you weigh the advantages Vs the disadvantages as it relates to your goals and business and go with them or not from there.
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    • Profile picture of the author bluemotion
      Originally Posted by Profit Traveler View Post

      Clickbank has indeed created many millionaire marketers.

      They have just about every topic you can think of covered.

      Heck once you have success on Clickbank you could create a product on Clickbank on the Topic of Clickbank and make a killing. Same with tools we create that aid marketers who use Clickbank.

      The affiliate army you gain access to is incredible.

      That said...

      You have to jump thru a hell of a lot of hoops with Clickbank and they always seem to come up with another hoop to jump. In my humble opinion.

      For example before you get paid you have to reach a certain threshold on certain platforms on an on.

      So like most of the decisions we have to make in life you weigh the advantages Vs the disadvantages as it relates to your goals and business and go with them or not from there.
      Probably because it's the easiest one to join and has tens of thousands of products for you to choose as an affiliate marketer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Heck once you have success on Clickbank you could create a product on Clickbank on the Topic of Clickbank and make a killing.
    Sure, because none currently exist.

    Many of Internet Marketers I see in my experience start affiliate marketing with Clickbank
    Because it's the most well known. It also used to be easy to become an affiliate. Now more and more vendors are requiring potential affiliates to apply.

    I recommend against CB.
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    • Profile picture of the author MSutton
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Sure, because none currently exist.
      It doesn't matter how many exist if you are good at marketing your affiliate offers.

      We live in a saturated world. But you can still make it big if you have the know-how.
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  • Profile picture of the author CityCowboy
    I don't know if it's true or not, but i heard that Clickbank is a Google Product!

    Personally, I do not recommend Clickbank, most of the offers there were made people that want to make money quickly without providing much value.

    For Affiliates who still want to promote Clickbank offers... Promote decent products atleast.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Iannotti
    Before affiliate marketing it's much better to create your own product first and promote offers to your customers later, so much easier than starting affiliate marketing with no list or product for that matter,
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  • Is any other affiliate marketplace good enough as Clickbank ??
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    • Profile picture of the author khansaccounts
      Originally Posted by PraveenkumarElango View Post

      Is any other affiliate marketplace good enough as Clickbank ??
      yes Amazon, JVzoo and many other networks are there
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  • Profile picture of the author trobo
    These days, there are quite a few other alternatives that are arguably better than Clickbank.

    Clickbank used to be the dominant player in the industry, but they have many others now that are giving them a darned good run for their money.

    They have made some stupid decisions lately that haven't helped matters ( I won't get into this, as there is already a MASSIVE thread about it on this forum already.)

    Also, it seems like 90% of the products are garbage, and the sales pages are horrible and insult the intelligence of those who read them.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Clickbank was one of the first affiliate merchant networks on the Internet. Clickbank is still very good today. The bottom line is if people can not make money selling clickbank products your not going to make any money anywhere else.

    Also today the whole idea is to leverage our marketing efforts with list building and the number prove that leading into a lower cost product say from warriorplus or jvzoo can yield you better conversions here on the front end thus leading into higher end sale items like found in clickbank and other networks on the backend.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Because:

    -They're a reputable affiliate network.
    -They have thousands of affiliate products to choose from
    -The payouts are quick
    -No approval process
    -Easy account setup
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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    Originally Posted by khansaccounts View Post

    Many of Internet Marketers I see in my experience start affiliate marketing with Clickbank. Is there any solid reason behind?
    because others do it, and others sell information on how to do it on clickbank.

    it's like this:
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  • Profile picture of the author Leli
    Because say what you will, Clickbank STILL is the leader for affiliate marketing. Many of my top partners were with other platforms before migrating to CB - amazon, adsense, jvzoo, markethealth etc... none come close to CB in terms of earning potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3wCorner
    Clickbank is the easiest to start with. However, when you mean serious money making affiliate marketing, I suggest you avoid Clickbank.
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    • Then which affiliate marketing place you will prefer?
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Lots of good answers, but they're all overlooking the BIG reason most people start with Clickbank. They're hypnotized by the lure of 50%-75% commissions, and they start applying "spammer math" - if they can put the link in front of a million people and 1/10 of 1% buy, they'll make big bucks, and since the "average conversion rate is 1%", they'll be sipping umbrella drinks on the beach while pondering where to stack all that money in no time.

    Many of them will soon find their way back to the forum and start a thread asking why they didn't get rich with Clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Here is the skinny to answer this question the best.

    AFFILIATE PRODUCTS - they do the hard work, you market and keep 50% commisions.

    YOUR OWN PRODUCTS - You do all the 'hard work', and the marketing but you get to keep 100% of the commissions.

    I would rather the latter, but I have done well, promoting other products for other people.

    These days it cheap to outsource alot of this, but both can be very rewarding.

    Remember it takes the same effort to market a $27 ebook, than it does to market a $1000 product. So even if you market a $1000 product, and keep 50% commisions, that is $500, you only need to sell 2-4 a week for a nice income. ANd you can set this all up on automated systems as in a 'GET ER' DONE' type style while you can go and work on other stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    how do any of these answers help you or anyone else.

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  • Profile picture of the author semahsedut
    which coaching program offers good tutorial about affiliate marketing for clickbank ?
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  • Profile picture of the author GrowSpy
    The reason I choose clickbank is simple because Because of it's popularity, product options and easy user interface.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author Saiah Davis
    I started using Clickbank lots of years ago.

    The first reason I signed up for Clickbank was how easy it was to get accepted (actually all you had to do was sign up). I remember I applied for Adsense and a bunch of affilaite networks like commision junction, needed a website which I wasnt sure was good enough and sat around waiting to be approved. I did get approved but Clickbank was simply sign up and get access to lots of products to market.

    Many of the products have high converting sales pages and I have made many sales over the past years promoting.

    They send you checks in the mail and I've never had an issue cashing any. I did have a few get lost and had to pay the stop payment fee but always cashed in about 10 business days and they are issued from a reputable bank so no red flags.

    I would recommend Clickbank but its also dependent on the Niche. I wouldn't be interested in any Make money online products but you can sure make some good money promoting ex back, health and weight loss products(and more).
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    Cause Clickbank is the easiest way to promote products to your list

    while you are creating your own.

    There are good products in Clickbank and not good, it depends on you to choose the ones you have tested related to your niche.

    Clickbank is an established company and most of the marketers has started with this marketplace.

    I also promote some clickbank's product i trust in, but there are also other marketplace like MaxBounty, Peerfly, etc...

    ...the best is to publish you own product and in clickbank you wll have plenty of affiliates.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    clickbank is a brand name that carries a good reputation and trust.

    that's why we all 'flock' to it for aff products.

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  • Profile picture of the author JohnTimmins
    The main reason is because it has the largest database and solid reputation.

    What I do not like of clickbank they do not has Paypal as a payment method as Jvzoo
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  • Profile picture of the author shaunybb
    Hey there!


    Do you want my opinion?


    Stay away from CB its over saturated with spammy affiliates!


    Learn how to rank sites and sell amazon products to start then


    venture into health product affiliate networks


    and then create your own product in a NON MMO niche!


    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author alextrevayne
    I think that's what many successful online entrepreneurs are telling their students to join.

    I personally think is really good.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shawn Arms
    Because it is the easiest way to get your feet wet. If you are going for a certain blog or niche, then you can find something on clickbank to match that niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Clifton
    1. Clickbank has a superior catalog. You would be able to find products for most niches there.

    2. It's very straightforward to sign up .

    3. They are reliable and always pay on time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Omarkenawy
    Becoming an affiliate with ClickBank is a very lucrative decision to make money online. ClickBank has paid more than a billion dollar to its affiliates.

    As a member of Clickbank, you can associate yourself to any merchant on the network and be assured that you will get your commission for getting customers to buy the product. That`s why i do prefer clickbank.

    Thanks so much
    Omar
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  • Profile picture of the author ANDREIS
    Money can be made with Clickbank, but it's not easy. Today you really need to try hard and find the good product and the right way of advertising if you want some results. People are much more resistant to the advertising techniques that have been used in the past to sell those products. Clickbank is saturated with bad products and promoting Clickbank products is faced with very suspicious public eyes. There are affiliate programs which are easier to promote and are more sustainable money making models.
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  • Profile picture of the author tone1978
    I just started with clickbank, and I strongly believe that this can be a valuable method for generating income regularly. So far, I've been looking into this for a few months and I am all registered now and currently researching products. May I ask any affiliate programs you would recommend?
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  • Profile picture of the author Courage
    The reason why you want to use Clickbank
    is because they PAY their affiliates. And
    because you can still get good commissions
    on Clickbank products despite what anyone
    says.
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  • Profile picture of the author Path Theory
    Clickbank is garbage. I don't know about you, but I don't have time to sort through garbage offers.

    Get with a real network. With real affiliate managers. That will be there if something comes up - Regardless of time or day. Let me know when Clickbank starts offering you a Gepc. Guaranteed Earnings Per Click - Because they know your traffic converts, and they are confident in the quality of the offer they're pitching.
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  • Profile picture of the author Netway
    I think clickbank is very popular platform and commissions are high. so everybody starts marketing products from clickbank. But there are many other platforms as well with high commissions.
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  • Profile picture of the author masterz
    permit me to ask; when does ClickBank pay its affiliate?
    is it after the refund period or when my threshold is reached?
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  • Profile picture of the author shmol
    The major reason that I started on clickbank was that it was easy to sign up.

    With that said, if I was starting today, I would get a website up start getting traffic, and then apply to be a amazon affiliate for the simple reason that amazon is such a trusted place--who doesn't buy stuff from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Most of the Clickbank products are useless and does not have any real value. Today most of the clickbank products are refused by buyers because they don't like it. In addition to it most of the clickbank products have high refund rates.
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  • Hello there,

    Good question. I believe internet marketers start off with Clickbank because it's one of the easiest means to earn in affiliate marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      In my experience, Clickbank is a goldmine. Because of it's no questions asked, unconditional money-back guarantee (often to the chagrin of nefarious vendors), the products are extremely easy to sell and a powerful vehicle to quickly build lists of ready buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author feedmemoreadscom
    Could be because CB has been around since the time before Moses and has built up trust and reputation throughout the decades. Very few affiliate networks were around when CB first started.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well its the biggest network and you can make good money by selling a product .For example if you seel a 100 product on amazon you get like 5$ but if you sell a 100$ product on clickbank you get like 60$ .So you see the diference
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by masterz View Post

    permit me to ask; when does ClickBank pay its affiliate?
    is it after the refund period or when my threshold is reached?
    Back in the day, when the old Usenet newsgroups were still thriving, a question like this would get a very short answer - RTFM.

    It stands for "Read The F***ing Manual"

    You have two choices - get the answer directly from Clickbank with a few mouse clicks, or you can post on vaguely related threads and wait for someone to answer for you so they can drop a sig in the thread.

    Of course, if you opt for the second, you may or may not get an accurate answer.

    Case in point - several people on this thread have called Clickbank an "affiliate network", which it is not. Technically, CB is a reseller. They buy the publisher's product and then sell to the end buyer. Buyers (and their information) belong to Clickbank.

    Still want to wait for a forum member to misinform you, even if they have good intentions?
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  • Profile picture of the author Maxstyle
    i started with jvzoo and mucheye
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    I'm going with CJ without any problem
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by khansaccounts View Post

    Many of Internet Marketers I see in my experience start affiliate marketing with Clickbank. Is there any solid reason behind?
    Most likely out of popularity and ease.

    Clickbank has tons of high converting offers along with tons of tools to make the promotion process easier.

    Compare that to, say, promoting some random weight loss pills.

    Now all of a sudden you have to be able to properly presell it while (most likely) starting from scratch.

    Big difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    IMO ClickBank used to be a LOT bigger back in the day... especially with the IM niche... but after the FTC came raining down on them, they tightened up their policies.

    Nowadays JVZoo or WarriorPlus are the best places to be an affiliate marketer (if you're trying to promote something in the IM space)... if not, ClickBank is your best bet.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    They don't, it is just the affiliate network most talked about here

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  • easy and lot of money per conversion wih clickbank
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  • Profile picture of the author Tesslady
    Hi there,

    That's actually a great question. As for me, I believe Internet Marketers begin affiliate marketing with ClickBank as it's one of the easiest ways to make money online.
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  • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
    Here are some reasons why I and many others continue to promote Clickbank products (and why I'm in the process of creating promotions for additional products and increasing my efforts):

    1) Clickbank pays like clockwork

    Yes, it makes its new affiliates jump through a few hoops, but that works in everyone's favor because it weeds out potential scammers. Besides, JVZoo and WarriorPlus also make new affiliates wait for their payments - often far longer than Clickbank.

    Once you have moved beyond that initial period, you can get paid weekly if you choose direct deposit, and the delay between earning a commission and getting paid can be as little as 2 weeks (if you made a sale in the Pay Period ending on December 14th, your money can arrive as early as December 28th, provided you have met the threshold, which you can adjust.

    2) Clickbank's product quality has gone up

    Clickbank has cleaned up its act - and its offerings - by removing scammy products.

    3) Clickbank's refund rates can be researched

    You can look up Clickbank's refund rates on CBEngine.com (the paid version). Yes, you'll need the paid version to get the scoop, but it's a one-time payment and will be good for life. There's nothing more useful than knowing whether a product has a 0-5% refund rate or a 55-100% refund rate! Stick to the 0-5% bracket and you'll rarely if ever have to deal with refunds.

    4) Clickbank's products stick around

    As JVZoo and WarriorPlus (and MunchEye) are more and more focused on "Launches" where the price goes way up after the initial promotion period (which sometimes lasts just DAYS), you have to constantly pester your list to make any sales. It's difficult to set up presell materials and continue making sales with most products.

    Clickbank, on the other hand, has many products that sell year after year, so it really pays off to set up a whole funnel and send traffic to it in order to build an income.

    Just make sure to check your link every now and then as some vendors switched over to requiring applications from their affiliates - and you may be driving traffic to a site that then forwards your affiliate link to their regular link. Ouch!

    This happened to me recently and I was quite upset. But then I applied and got approved. Now, I'm getting all kinds of additional resources and my link is working better than ever.

    One more thing... if you're serious about promoting a product, I highly recommend you either buy it yourself or ask the vendor to give you review access so you KNOW the product is up to speed!
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  • Profile picture of the author absolutelee
    Clickbank is an option. There are others. It really depends on your goals and how you want to structure your business. I've got a few friends who are moving their products off of CB now, because of the hoops you have to jump through.
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  • Profile picture of the author fross30
    I think that Clickbank has indeed created many 7 figure earner alone and rising more.
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