your experiences as a vendor on clickbank ?

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In your experience as a vendor on clickbank, was it harder than doing affiliate sales? How difficult was it getting your product accepted, and more importantly, affiliates promoting it.

I am a coder so I would like to create some product as a vendor to sell on clickbank.

But I don't know what to make, and not sure if affiliates would sell it. I am willing to give up 60% of revenue with affiliates, do you think this is enough?

So, I guess affiliates make more money. But isn't vendor and product creation much more easier, if you possessed knowledge or skills to create the product in certain niche?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by laganja View Post

    I would like to create some product as a vendor to sell on clickbank.

    But I don't know what to make
    It's an unusual way round, really: I think we're much more used to seeing "I want to make XYZ product and am wondering where to sell it".

    Why is it particularly Clickbank where you want to sell something? (Is it because you have some perception that the automated affiliate payment system there is going to make it easy to attract affiliates automatically, too?).

    Originally Posted by laganja View Post

    I am willing to give up 60% of revenue with affiliates, do you think this is enough?
    Affiliates won't decide that according to the commission percentage.

    At least, the affiliates you'd want, who will actually make some sales, won't. Why should they?

    They'll decide it according to their earnings per sale. 60% of $27 is rather a different proposition from 60% of $97, you know?

    But among serious affiliates, even their potential earnings per sale, relevant though it is, will typically be nowhere near the top of their list of considerations in selecting products to promote.

    Your ability to attract affiliates will depend on many factors, about two thirds of which are connected with the quality of the sales page.
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    • Profile picture of the author laganja
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      It's an unusual way round, really: I think we're much more used to seeing "I want to make XYZ product and am wondering where to sell it".

      Why is it particularly Clickbank where you want to sell something? (Is it because you have some perception that the automated affiliate payment system there is going to make it easy to attract affiliates automatically, too?).



      Affiliates won't decide that according to the commission percentage.

      At least, the affiliates you'd want, who will actually make some sales, won't. Why should they?

      They'll decide it according to their earnings per sale. 60% of $27 is rather a different proposition from 60% of $97, you know?

      But among serious affiliates, even their potential earnings per sale, relevant though it is, will typically be nowhere near the top of their list of considerations in selecting products to promote.

      Your ability to attract affiliates will depend on many factors, about two thirds of which are connected with the quality of the sales page.
      yeah I was hoping clickbank had lot of affiliates selling products....

      its a chicken and egg problem. you need high gravity to attract affiliates. but if you are at zero isn't it tough?

      can you elaborate on quality of sales page and what that is exactly?
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      • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
        Originally Posted by laganja View Post

        its a chicken and egg problem. you need high gravity to attract affiliates. but if you are at zero isn't it tough?
        A partner and I had the same problem when we launched a membership site on ClickBank, starting from scratch.

        The first thing you should be doing is building a list of:

        a) potential buyers and,
        b) potential affiliates

        A is easy, tell people what you're planning, tell them when it will be available and make signing up to your notification list a no-brainer.

        If you have something you can give away, or offer a discount on the product when it is released it makes it even easier to get them on your list.

        Finding affiliates is somewhat more difficult, but not as difficult as it could be.

        Networking is very powerful - help people with questions they might have about programming, create a simple tool for clickbank affiliates to track/predict sales and give it away to potential affiliates. Get them to sit up and notice you.

        For affiliates and potential buyers, all you have to do is give them something they need - and they will remember you for it, making promoting/buying easier each time you fill one or more of their needs.

        Hope this helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by laganja View Post

        yeah I was hoping clickbank had lot of affiliates selling products....
        It does ... but you still have to attract affiliates both to your product, and to yourself as a vendor. Few will simply pick your product out of the marketplace (unless the sales page and product look outstanding). It's true, you could find a small handful of affiliates this way, if the sales page is good enough.

        Originally Posted by laganja View Post

        you need high gravity to attract affiliates.
        Only because so many affiliates wrongly imagine that high gravity is some sort of indication that a product's selling well. (It isn't, at all - that isn't how gravity works, or what it measures). If I were putting a product on Clickbank, as a vendor, those wouldn't really be the affiliates I'd want, myself. The affiliates you'd be likely to attract that way would almost all be among the 90% of Clickbank affiliates who collectively make a total of 10% of the affiliate-referred sales. The ones you'd want to attract, of course, would really be the other 10% of Clickbank affiliates who collectively produce 90% of the sales.

        Originally Posted by laganja View Post

        can you elaborate on quality of sales page and what that is exactly?
        Serious affiliates will decide whether or not to promote a product largely according to their assessment of whether or not the product's sales page will convert their traffic (and a few other things, too).

        If it helps you, there's a list of 10 items in this post which will kind of explain that, by showing you how (I think) serious affiliates decide what to promote. It's only my own personal list, but it seems to have been useful to other people, and I think it's fairly representative of how serious affiliates decide whether or not to promote a product.
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        • Profile picture of the author TommyBussey
          Great advice from the Warriors above...

          I just wanted to note a quick method of finding some affiliates.

          Let's say you're ready to launch "Web Coding for 5th Graders" and you need to get some affiliates. First, go to the https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal and put together a list of highly search keywords that relate to your product.

          Next, simply use Google to search for those keywords one at a time. With each query, examine the results that are returned. Are any of the website owners building a list? Are any of the PPC advertisers getting a fair amount of traffic? Do the sites look up to date and active? Could you possibly place a banner on one of the sites that show up organically?

          Compile a list of data based on your research, including: website URL, site owner, site owner's e-mail, site owner's phone number, notes about the site, etc. (use DomainTools.com to find out the site owners' contact info).

          This should help get you on your way. Also here's a blog post from Clickbank about attracting affiliates.

          My last note to you, just do it. Don't get hung up on minutia. If you want to do something, if you want to create something...you have to do it...you have to create it.

          Best of luck,
          Tommy
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          • Profile picture of the author smwordsmith
            For a real example on how to affiliate market on Clickbank, check out the product "Magic of Making Up", a wildly popular affiliate product.

            When you sign up to promote this product, you receive a boatload of affiliate help- keywords, videos, etc., and a huge amount of support.

            When I personally choose a product to promote, affiliate support is the first criteria I use.
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