Jim releases a product on "x".
Bob sees Jim's success and literally copies his website almost to the word.
Sally sees Jim and Bob's high sales volume, and closely "models" these guys.
End result - The first page of most categories (especially the ones outside B2B and IM products) are jammed with cookie cutter products all with the same sales copy and offer (give or take).
What's the deal? I know it's a free market and we're all about capitalism, but is Clickbank becoming some sort of shopping window for copycats?
I know, you can't escape competition and copycats, but this is rediculous! I guess this is the price you pay for selling eBooks which can be easily duplicated and called "y" instead of "x" right?
How far will it go, until 30 people are selling the same product, all trying to add more bonuses on top of the pile until they scare the customer away?
Am I being too cynical? Do I have a legitimate concern? What's the answer?
I know one way is to create a similar product with a totally different pitch/angle, but how long until you get knocked off by a guy with 5 years of building a list in that niche, or has a list of thousands of affiliates, or owns closely related products, who decides to copy your product because he can see it's doing well...and immediately shoot past you with a higher gravity?
Every time I think about going into the world of product creation for places like Clickbank (in order to attract affiliates), I always find myself in this stage of doubt.
Anybody else feel this way?