Is this the stupidest idea you've ever heard?

by wilson765 9 replies
Hi,

I'm always coming up with ideas that are way off centre. Some of them are so stupid that they simply waste my time; other make me a good living. One of them I use is starting to come good and as far as I know I'm the only IM'er in the world who does it - but I may be wrong of course.

However I've had this idea rattling around in my brain for a while and I can't work out if it is just plain stupid.

So in order to move on I need someone to tell me straight.

Here it is - please don't laugh too loud.

There is a product that is being developed by a friend that will pay me $50 in affiliate commission every month. I wanted to add a really great bonus to draw in sales. So my stupid brain came up with: "Sign up through me and choose any Clickbank product for FREE."

Obviously this isn't selling any specific product as a bonus but instead offering to refund the full cost of any Clickbank purchase that is made via my hop link. My research suggest the figures add up and no refund would be given until the return guarantee of the initial product is finished - but am I missing something obvious - would I be in danger of getting lynched.

Your thoughts and honest comments would be most welcome.

Steve Wilson
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  • Profile picture of the author ExRat
    Hi Steve,

    I thought it would be wackier than that. after that build up. Why not just create an original complementary product as a bonus?

    That way you can brand yourself, save yourself a lot of hassle and use your input to make it utterly enticing?
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    • Profile picture of the author wilson765
      Thanks ExRat,

      Yes you are absolutely correct of course. I am developing an ebook that compliments it and I believe enhances the orginal software.

      It's just that I was looking for an idea that might catch the imagination a little and draw in the crowds but as you say the clickbank idea probably isn't as wacky as all that.

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Originally Posted by wilson765 View Post

    Hi,

    So my stupid brain came up with: "Sign up through me and choose any Clickbank product for FREE."

    Obviously this isn't selling any specific product as a bonus but instead offering to refund the full cost of any Clickbank purchase that is made via my hop link. My research suggest the figures add up and no refund would be given until the return guarantee of the initial product is finished - but am I missing something obvious - would I be in danger of getting lynched.

    Your thoughts and honest comments would be most welcome.

    Steve Wilson
    Hi Steve,

    IMO if I was on your list I not only would want to lynch you I would unsubscribe from the list. I also think you would lose a mess of credibility with your list.

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    • Profile picture of the author brad.banks
      i don't know if it's a good idea or not, but i would take you up on it.
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        • Profile picture of the author David Raybould
          Hi Steve,

          I think novel ideas and original thinking should always be rewarded, but I think bigmike's right - refunds/cashback as bonuses to do with clickbank is pretty much a nono.

          It's a good idea though, maybe you can refine it a little and get around the violation...

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