Question About Starting with ClickBank

by Bob Montgomery 9 replies
I've developed a product and I'm trying to get started with ClickBank but I have some questions about how best to get affiliates involved. Do I need to prepare a landing page that affiliates can copy and use or is that something they do themselves? Where can I find some good basic (very basic) information on getting started with ClickBank? How does CB compare with using PayDotCom?

Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Lorence
    Originally Posted by Bob Montgomery View Post

    I've developed a product and I'm trying to get started with ClickBank but I have some questions about how best to get affiliates involved. Do I need to prepare a landing page that affiliates can copy and use or is that something they do themselves? Where can I find some good basic (very basic) information on getting started with ClickBank? How does CB compare with using PayDotCom?

    Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Visit here for all kinds of info on CB specifically:

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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Bob, getting affiliates with Clickbank, or any affiliate showcase like them,
    requires a lot of hard work. Just getting your product listed won't do it.
    Trust me, I know.

    You need to actively recruit, or advertise, just like you would the product
    itself.

    Then, you need to provide ads for them, banners, articles, etc.

    You don't have to worry about a landing or sales page for each because
    Clickbank will provide them with a unique hop link when they sign up. Every
    affiliate will go to YOUR sales or landing page, squeeze page, whatever, and
    based on the hop link, will get credit for the sale if the prospect buys.

    The hard part is getting the affiliates, and like I said, that takes a lot of
    work.

    Enjoy!
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    • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
      Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post


      The hard part is getting the affiliates, and like I said, that takes a lot of
      work.

      Enjoy!
      Steve,

      yes and no. You can always ask known marketers with solid lists and offer them JVs. Your partner then can put your product on the list, and you both make profit. You can do this via CB, or better even PayDotCom, make your partner a special deal/offer in regards to commission.

      So..if your JV partner has 1000s and 1000s of potential customers on the list...each of them again can sign up on the program also..and start earning. I am sure that's nothing new to you

      I still think starting with CB marketplace exposure is not that bad a start, if the product is good and of quality it will sell. The rest is standard promotion, social bm and the usual. I prefer to hire people for this initial work.
      IIf the product is good, and especially with CB exposure, you soon will have countless other 3rd party sites talking about your product and reviewing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author David McGimpsey
    Bob,

    My experience is that the more work you put into your affiliate resources page, the more likely people are to want to promote your product.

    When you set up your clickbank product you can enter a description that will be displayed in the marketplace- make this description appeal to affiliates, not customers. Add a link to your affiliate sign up page and mention your commission in the description.

    Set your commission to 75%. You want your affiliates doing the work of bringing in customers, so reward them appropriately.

    David
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Hi Bob,

      Sent you a PM regaurding the subject.

      Have a Great Day/Night!
      Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Elliott
      Originally Posted by David McGimpsey View Post

      My experience is that the more work you put into your affiliate resources page, the more likely people are to want to promote your product.

      When you set up your clickbank product you can enter a description that will be displayed in the marketplace- make this description appeal to affiliates, not customers. Add a link to your affiliate sign up page and mention your commission in the description.

      Set your commission to 75%. You want your affiliates doing the work of bringing in customers, so reward them appropriately.
      Thank you for this cogent insight, David.
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  • Originally Posted by Bob Montgomery View Post

    I've developed a product and I'm trying to get started with ClickBank but I have some questions about how best to get affiliates involved. Do I need to prepare a landing page that affiliates can copy and use or is that something they do themselves? Where can I find some good basic (very basic) information on getting started with ClickBank? How does CB compare with using PayDotCom?

    Any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
    You don't need to make any pages for affiliates. Clickbank will give them a hoplink that'll give them credit for all traffic they steer to your page.

    When you start out, make sure you're giving affiliates as large a commission as possible (at least 50%). If your product is in the $49+ range, you should pick up a few (at 50-75%) as there are a lot of affiliates that jump on new products out of the gate if it looks like a good product.
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    • Profile picture of the author liban
      There are some software programs that allow affiliates to search on Clickbank products by commission. Setting your commission at 51% instead of 50% will put you in the "greater than 50%" group.
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      • Profile picture of the author Darth Executor
        Originally Posted by liban View Post

        There are some software programs that allow affiliates to search on Clickbank products by commission. Setting your commission at 51% instead of 50% will put you in the "greater than 50%" group.
        You don't need software programs, just sort by %earned/sale
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  • Profile picture of the author Bob Montgomery
    The many suggestions are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks much!
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