Do you think ClickBank's affiliate program is good?

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Hi All,

I want to get started in affiliate marketing and after some research, I believe that ClickBank would be a great place to start.

I came across a review that advised me on the programs they offer if you want to create and sell your own product, or if you simply want to promote other peoples products. I think I am leaning towards promoting someone else's product as of now.

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  • Profile picture of the author marcusvirtelli
    ClickBank is a great platform to get started in affiliate marketing. They have a lot of products to promote and with good commissions. You may grow out of it as you figure out your niche and whatnot, but it's a good starting place.

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    • Profile picture of the author samsonanointed
      Originally Posted by marcusvirtelli View Post

      ClickBank is a great platform to get started in affiliate marketing. They have a lot of products to promote and with good commissions. You may grow out of it as you figure out your niche and whatnot, but it's a good starting place.

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      Yeah, I think you made the right choice. Starting from ClickBank is good because you don't need any approval to promote products and you don't even need to create products. Its all free. With it you can scale and then create your product later on.
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    I myself started with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author senupal
    The best thing about Clickbank is that it offers products in almost all the niches.this means that irrespestive of your demographic audience ,you can find the products which are suitable for your audience.you will have a large number of options to choose from when it comes to clickbank
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  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    I think CB is the worst place to start affiliate marketing. Why? Because they have some of the worst products it seemed to be created by brand new people who don't have a clue about what the heck they're doing online. On top of that top of that, they have almost zero training to offer new marketer. ClickBank needs to have stricter policies for vendors to create products. Most of the products on ClickBank Marketplace seem to have very low value content.

    Most people want to market CB products because it's free.

    But free can be the worst.

    Don't believe me?

    Some of the people have been lurking around this forum for years trying to put all of the make money pieces ALL on their own.
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    • Profile picture of the author wilsonmacgregor
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      I think CB is the worst place to start affiliate marketing. Why? Because they have some of the worst products it seemed to be created by brand new people who don't have a clue about what the heck they're doing online. On top of that top of that, they have almost zero training to offer new marketer. ClickBank needs to have stricter policies for vendors to create products. Most of the products on ClickBank Marketplace seem to have very low value content.

      Most people want to market CB products because it's free.

      But free can be the worst.

      Don't believe me?

      Some of the people have been lurking around this forum for years trying to put all of the make money pieces ALL on their own.
      It is not just clickbank. Look at some of the products in the WSO section, warrior plus, and JVzoo. There are good and bad at all places. You need to get the product and study and possibly use it yourself. Clickbank has some pretty good products outside of the MMO niche, as well as bad ones, you need to vet them yourself
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      • Profile picture of the author MichaelQuinn
        Originally Posted by wilsonmacgregor View Post

        It is not just clickbank. Look at some of the products in the WSO section, warrior plus, and JVzoo. There are good and bad at all places. You need to get the product and study and possibly use it yourself. Clickbank has some pretty good products outside of the MMO niche, as well as bad ones, you need to vet them yourself
        I agree. I think vetting them yourself is what ends up being the hardest part for the beginners though, most of them don't know what makes a product worthwhile or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteNameSales
    Clickbank can be a good place to learn affiliate marketing. If you are new I am sure you can discover a lot of mouth-watering possibilities. The problem with Clickbank, with few exceptions, is that the profit margins are very low.

    Some newbies make the mistake that they can make a killing by using free resources like social media. That can take a long time. The other option is to advertise and that costs money. Hence, the low profit margins.

    I have a few Clickbank products circulating on Twitter, Facebook fan pages and the occasional website banner. I just don't rely on these to make me self-supporting.
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  • They do have their own training, but you do have to pay for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    If you want to get started with affiliate marketing, this is what I suggest you do.

    1. Pick your niche: You can't be all things to all people. What audience do you want to focus on? Ideally, pick an audience you know and understand.

    2. Set up your list: Get an autoresponder and capture page. This is where you are going to direct all of your traffic to.

    3. Find 2-3 affiliate products. Look for 2-3 affiliate products that would be a good fit for your niche.

    4. Update your sales funnel (autoresponder) with some sales letters promoting the products, plus a few educational emails.

    5. Pick 1-2 marketing strategies that make sense to you and then go and learn everything you can about them. Ideally, one free and one paid strategy. Marketing and being able to send TONS of TARGETED traffic to your offer is how the money is made in affiliate marketing.

    I hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author shami
    The Answer is Yes and No

    Yes: if you are a newbie then Affiliate marketing will help you get started but Clickbank is never the best place to start, why, in Affiliate marketing game if you don't know what you are doing then you will make a single sale, hence it will be disappointing and you will feel oh that doesn't work, let me catch another rabbit, (shiny object syndrome will sneak in)

    instead of following any Affiliate network to promote Affiliate Products... Learn everything about Affiliate Marketing, Buy a decent course, watch plenty of youtube videos on the subject, and then make your move...
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  • They are really good for niches other than MMO. Although, I have read recently that some marketers are again listing some decent MMO products again. The problem with that niche has always been the liberal return policy
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  • Profile picture of the author wizbiz
    Basically, if you can Sell any Click Bank Product, then you can sell anything.. ClickBank was around long time, I remember promoting it before y2k, it was really good back then,
    because people wasn't used to so much information... The good part is that you can find a product for almost ANYTHING, - just need to get some eyeballs on your blog and the rest is easy... Click Bank is a Must have in your "portfolio" .. Good luck...
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  • Profile picture of the author Edlund88
    I think Clickbank is well worth your time.

    But you have to be careful when you choose what product you are going to promote because a lot of products on CB are crap.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Clickbank Marketplace is a good start for anyone to make money online. I started with them 8 years ago and i am still making bank from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    I think clickbank its good because its easy to promote a product as you dont need aproval plus you can find a variety of niches
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    I don't know why I am replying since the OP has not responded or given a single thank you. Here goes anyway for any newbies that happen upon this thread.

    Clickbank does not make you a successful or unsuccessful affiliate marketer. It is just a convenient way for product creators and affiliates to manage the financial and fulfillment of transactions.

    There are product creators and affiliates that have made and continue to make in the millions using Clickbank. Seriously. There are also many, many more that make zero. Just like W+, JVZ, CJ and others there are some amazing products and there are some (maybe mostly) terrible, terrible products.

    It is better to choose your niche first and then pick your products to promote. Clickbank may not be the right choice but there may be a dozen other affiliate opportunities from better sources.
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      I don't know why I am replying since the OP has not responded or given a single thank you. Here goes anyway for any newbies that happen upon this thread.
      Yep, another one-post wonder - probably just promoting the site listed (since removed) in the post.
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    • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      [I]I don't know why I am replying since the OP has not responded or given a single thank you. .
      most probably another paid forum / fake poster ?

      edit / and yes as above a near famous seo promoter or spammer / take your pick.
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      • Profile picture of the author MichaelQuinn
        Originally Posted by tryinhere View Post

        most probably another paid forum / fake poster ?

        edit / and yes as above a near famous seo promoter or spammer / take your pick.
        I actually know this guy in real life, literally, lol
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  • Profile picture of the author shorifulshanto
    Yes, you can start your affiliate marketing journey with ClickBank. Clickbank is a really great marketplace for the beginner.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by shorifulshanto View Post

      Yes, you can start your affiliate marketing journey with ClickBank. Clickbank is a really great marketplace for the beginner.
      Could you elaborate as to why it is great for the beginner

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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        And actually contribute? Perish the thought!

        Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

        Could you elaborate as to why it is great for the beginner

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  • Profile picture of the author nimdekvan
    It's a good place to start but you need to find good products don't even try to promote a bad looking ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author brucey666
    Clickbank affiliate program is superb, they pay you on time and they are easy to use. One major problem is that most of the products there are quite shit( in the internet marketing niche), if you want to be successful long term, you need to promote good products so that your customer will trust you in the future. There are some high quality clickbank products as well, you just need to search for them nicely.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    ClickBank is a huge affiliate network and they've been around for years. Been paid by them multiple times and it's properly the most easiest network to work with. Yes, I like ClickBank and promoting other products is the easiest to get into.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    I kicked CB to the curb years ago. They FUBARed my account and then blew off my inquiries. Maybe you'll be one of the lucky ones, maybe not.
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  • Profile picture of the author kungkeng999
    That is just a fact. Clickbank has products which literally sell themselves, and since focus of most sellers there is on upsells, you can get up to 100% commissions.

    Compare that to the Amazon Affiliates where on average you only get 4% commission.

    If you just want alternatives you can try JVZoo Affiliate Program, WarriorPlus Affiliate Program, eBay Partner Affiliate Program, and AliExpress Affiliate Program.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Amazon sofa at 1200 -- 4/100 = 48.

      Amazon HS Williams tool set 30,400--4/100=1216


      Clickbank product 40--75/100 = 30.

      Yes, clickbank paid 75%.

      Clickbank fat loss course, with recurring, 1200--any percentage you want, even 100, is no more than 1200.

      Not to mention that amazon coverts better than most clicbank product sales pages.

      In other words, it ain't that simple.

      Originally Posted by kungkeng999 View Post

      That is just a fact. Clickbank has products which literally sell themselves, and since focus of most sellers there is on upsells, you can get up to 100% commissions.

      Compare that to the Amazon Affiliates where on average you only get 4% commission.

      If you just want alternatives you can try JVZoo Affiliate Program, WarriorPlus Affiliate Program, eBay Partner Affiliate Program, and AliExpress Affiliate Program.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    I started out with Clickbank 10 years ago, it is ideal for beginners and i still use it as one of my sources of income.
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  • Clickbank didn't produce any affiliate marketing results for me for around 6 months until I discovered a new strategy to increase sales with certain products they endorse for affiliate marketing, for the last 6 months I have found Clickbank to be very good and cannot fault them for the amount of products they offer affiliates for promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author toysoldier80
    I think its the best because Clickbank is the organization that got me started in 2011 working from home making money without a typical 9-5 job.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    I have moved to private label as an affiliate and the conversions are astounding.

    Yes CB works as well. It depends on your traffic source, the alpha and omega of a promotion.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Clickbank used to be a good affiliate network. Today 99% of the products are junk and does not have any value. Because most of them are ponzy money making schemes. You can try other networks like ShareAsale, CJ, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author mynameisabhijit
    See, if you are a newbie marketer then go for the Clickbank because you don't need to get approval before promote a product.

    You can also try Jvzoo & Warrior+ but you need to get approval before promote a product.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrrightme
    if a customer want to download your guide for free, it is very easy in Clickbank.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I love your strategy. Yes, if you do not have a product of your own, the best thing you can do is to promote other people's products. So I recommend that you open an account at Clickbank and get started.
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  • Clickbank is an ok place to start just focus on a couple of new and innovative products.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    Clickbank is a good place to begin affiliate marketing but you need to stand out from the clutter and focus on a niche. You should also be careful to market good products as vendors easily litter the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelQuinn
    I'm still waiting to see if the guy that I know (the OP) ever returns to this page lmao
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  • Profile picture of the author Mason Henry
    Yes, It may a good idea to start an Affiliate marketing at ClickBank, But I can suggest you to start your Affiliate marketing through Amazon. Because now it is one of the popular sites to do your marketing. You will get the best option to grow your marketing business fast with a great tool ProfitPeek. Through this tool, you get the important business metrics, including overall sales and profit, total orders and refunds, growth curve & best sellers list over any date range.
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  • Profile picture of the author levihogtheweb
    Thanks for the tips!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheDivine
    I'm also looking to promote clickbank products, does someone know where to find good mailing sequence
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