Response: to Making a killing on Clickbank

by marcanthony 9 replies
This is in response to the "Making a Killing On Clickbank" thread in the discussion forum

I sell multiple products on Clickbank. Five to be exact. I make no less than $200 per product everyday.

Once you develop a system... the rest is history.

Honestly, the two biggest stumbling blocks that people run into are:

  1. spending too much time on free marketing.Free marketing almost always should be outsourced. It takes up too much valuable marketing time.
  2. not wanting to spend any money.

You have to spend it if you want to make it.

Another problem that I see is unrealistic expectations.

Example: Some marketers have this notion that if they can't double their money, then it's not worth spending it.

Me personally, I'm willing to spend $3000 in one day if I can make $4500. That gives me a profit of $1500. I've done this many times. And, I'm sure that I'm not the only person in this forum that sees these kinds of numbers.

Here's the scoop with Clickbank.

If you follow these rules. I guarantee that you will make a killing on Clickbank.

  1. Learn how to effectively use PPC
  2. Don't rely on just Adwords. There are two other major search engines. Yahoo and MSN Ad Center. Shameless plug: I have a product coming soon on this topic.
  3. Learn how to effectively search for keywords. I suggest that you use Google's free keyword tool in addition to a paid tool. I like Wordze and Market Samurai(it's in beta, so it may have a few bugs)
  4. Test and refine your landing pages. Personally I don't recommend using video on landing pages. There are exceptions to this rule. Your landing page should be very simple. Also, keep in mind that opt in forms are not necessary in most niches. I've had months where I will make $30,000 with 0 opt-ins. In fact, I don't have 1,000 people on my list. And my list is not very responsive... that's my fault though. Here's a funny one for you... I have only made $200 from mailing to my list over the past year. I'm improving taking better care of my list right now.
  5. Using keywords in your title tags and writing a description should always be done, "just in case." It really doesn't matter... but it won't hurt.
  6. Some people say that picking the right product is important. And, that's kind of true. It's been very difficult for me to test this but, I believe that a strong landing page can boost conversions on your sales page. If your landing page can effectively convince your visitor that they are in the right place. They will completely skip reading the sales letter and buy. So, the real reason that picking the right product is important is to limit refunds.
  7. This goes hand in hand with #6. Buy the product that you are promoting... get ideas from it to test out new landing pages.
Lastly, this is a very advanced tip that I am about to give you. Some may think that it's crazy but, I'm a crazy guy.
8. If you have a product about "how to save money on groceries." Test keywords that don't have anything to do with saving money on groceries. Many people want to save money on groceries... regardless of what they are searching for. It may be beneficial to target work at home moms for a niche on "how to save on groceries" (don't mean to sound sexist). Men shop for deals on groceries too. Now, if you decide to test out this route, make sure you adjust your landing pages accordingly.
Note: #8 is very risky and should only be used on the content network based on my personal success and experiences. And, this step requires you writing extremely eye catching ads... your landing page better be flawless too.

If anyone is burning it up with Clickbank as well... please add to this list.

Even though I am Awesome... I'm still not perfect.
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  • Profile picture of the author One Inch Punch
    Great post marcanthony, or should I call you Maverick?

    Just to clarify, when you say you sell 5 products, do you mean as an affiliate or merchant?

    One other question, what is your AdWords experience as far as advertising sales letters? With user experience being such a large factor in Quality Score, I've found some pages become too costly because AW deems the user experience to be poor (important to remember AdWords employs humans to look at these pages and many are quick to slam a "spam" label on sales letter pages).
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    • Profile picture of the author marcanthony
      Originally Posted by One Inch Punch View Post

      Great post marcanthony, or should I call you Maverick?

      Just to clarify, when you say you sell 5 products, do you mean as an affiliate or merchant?

      One other question, what is your AdWords experience as far as advertising sales letters? With user experience being such a large factor in Quality Score, I've found some pages become too costly because AW deems the user experience to be poor (important to remember AdWords employs humans to look at these pages and many are quick to slam a "spam" label on sales letter pages).
      I prefer being called, "The Most Mavericky of all Mavericks" But don't call me a Democrat or a Republican. I don't gang bang... I here everyone out.

      Anyhow... I will answer your questions in order.

      Answer #1
      As of right now, I only use Clickbank as an affiliate. That will change soon.

      Before I upload my own stuff, I want to do extensive research/testing for my affiliates first. I don't want to give them a suggested list of sh@#y keywords that are non-relevant to use for PPC. Nor do I want to limit my affiliates to the same marketing ideas and strategies that most merchants provide. To paraphrase: I would rather offer high quality marketing material. I want all of my affiliates to produce.

      Answer #2
      Do you mean sales letters or landing pages? I never send PPC traffic directly to sales pages.

      My quality score is almost always great on my landing pages. But, if I do happen to stumble upon a bad quality score. I pause or delete the campaign before it gets out of hand and alters my account history too much.

      Overall, my landing pages are very solid. I really follow the rules. If the "Google Humans" look at my page, which they have, they would not have a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Bogowski
    Good list and Great advice...

    I'll add to it

    Refine your ad groups and be very aware of which keywords are making you the most money. If one keyword is earning you money and another is costing you money then remove the one thats costing.

    In my experience a lot of people have a 'set & forget' mentality with Adwords and this is a sure fire way to lose money quickly.

    Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author JordanFrancis
    Maverick, thanks for giving your advice here on using PPC to sell
    Clickbank stuff.

    A friend and I are wanting to go this path, and are treading
    carefully on this one. We hear plenty of horror stories of
    those "losing their shirts" in the great quest to turn a profit.

    To help, my friend invested in Commission Blueprint and while
    reading your post, thought that perhaps you might know about
    this product ...and if it is a sound system to follow in your opinion?
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    • Profile picture of the author marcanthony
      Originally Posted by JordanFrancis View Post

      Maverick, thanks for giving your advice here on using PPC to sell
      Clickbank stuff.

      A friend and I are wanting to go this path, and are treading
      carefully on this one. We hear plenty of horror stories of
      those "losing their shirts" in the great quest to turn a profit.

      To help, my friend invested in Commission Blueprint and while
      reading your post, thought that perhaps you might know about
      this product ...and if it is a sound system to follow in your opinion?
      I bought Commission Blueprint...

      I think that it's an excellent product. I most definitely recommend that you purchase it.

      I know that some people have mixed opinions about Commission Blueprint. But, the truth is that it's a product created by someone who makes a boat load of money on Clickbank.

      For what it costs, it's a no brainer and you will definitely learn something.
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      • Profile picture of the author JordanFrancis
        Originally Posted by marcanthony View Post

        I bought Commission Blueprint...

        I think that it's an excellent product. I most definitely recommend that you purchase it.

        I know that some people have mixed opinions about Commission Blueprint. But, the truth is that it's a product created by someone who makes a boat load of money on Clickbank.

        For what it costs, it's a no brainer and you will definitely learn something.
        Thanks a bunch for the recommendation. Good to know it is sound.

        My friend will be especially happy!
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcusXavier
    great post.

    i agree that alot of people are getting caught up with not wanting to spend any money to make money.

    free traffic can make you a killing, but it does take time to not only setup but to maintain as well. although i personally use a lot of different free traffic strategies myself, nothing can beat the speed of PPC.

    i personally like to use PPC to jump right into any niche and if it proves profitable, then i will pump up my PPC campaign as well as implement free traffic strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author James Schramko
    You are so RIGHT about free marketing!

    Outsource outsource outsource that time consuming stuff and make a profit on your paid advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author vip
    Yep, this is a great post.

    So, when talking about effective landing pages ... what is the right formula? What should that page look like? Does it need to be quality enough to have paid a web designer create it? Or just a plain jane, good content page?

    Should it be a:

    - review site?
    - summary page?
    - copied material from the actual CB product?

    I'm not new to marketing, however I'm new to PPC and Web 2.0 type of marketing.

    This is where I'm getting hung up ... what kind of page needs to be put up? And what kind of involvement do I need to put into each landing page?

    Hope I've posed my question clearly.

    Thanks in advance to you studs and studettes!

    Mark
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