review clickbank products without buying them

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i want to do reviews of about 100 clickbank products

obviously it would help if I actually had their products in my hands so I can study them and then write an honest review..

but, I dont want to pay for any of these 100 clickbank products...

HOW do I convince the clickbank owners to give me a free copy so I can look it over and review it without paying a dime ?
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  • Profile picture of the author Richard Green
    Originally Posted by letsmakeamillion View Post

    i want to do reviews of about 100 clickbank products

    obviously it would help if I actually had their products in my hands so I can study them and then write an honest review..

    but, I dont want to pay for any of these 100 clickbank products...

    HOW do I convince the clickbank owners to give me a free copy so I can look it over and review it without paying a dime ?
    It's very unlikely a product owner is going to give away his product for free to an unknown person to review it, they will receive requests like that everyday and they will most likely be ignored unless you actually have an established site with a user base.
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  • Profile picture of the author abs007
    Yup - if you have a established site with a user base then you can request my tools should you feel like adding a review to your site - Thats the least a vendor can do for serious affiliates

    thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author AlanT
      Originally Posted by abs007 View Post

      Yup - if you have a established site with a user base then you can request my tools should you feel like adding a review to your site - Thats the least a vendor can do for serious affiliates

      thanks
      Agreed. If someone asks me for a review copy, I'll give them one if they can show me they have reviewed similar products before, and have a ready audience.

      Otherwise, they come across as a freebie seeker, and I just ignore those.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Start with 1 product. Successfully promote it.

        Now you have something to show the owner of the second product.

        If you get your review copy, make a success with that one.

        Now you have two successes to show the next one.

        As you build your track record, you'll have all the evidence you need to get review copies. And if you do it right, you'll also have a fund from which to buy products to review.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by letsmakeamillion View Post

    HOW do I convince the clickbank owners to give me a free copy so I can look it over and review it without paying a dime ?
    Send them an email (if there's no contact address showing on their sales page, try "admin", "info" and "support" at theirdomain.com - one or more copies will normally reach them), explaining all the following:-

    1. Who you are and what you've done before (give verification links)

    2. What your potential interest is in their product, why you're able to promote a product in their niche and why you think from their sales page that theirs might exactly fit the bill for your (potential) customers

    3. How you'd propose to market their product ... be really specific: don't just say "by article marketing" or "by PPC marketing" - anyone can say that - mention your existing lists (if appropriate), your experience, the marketing techniques you've previously found valuable in the niche (if applicable) and so on: mention three or four approaches, the last one of which comes across as a bit "unusual and different"

    4. The research you've done in the niche (show that you've done some!)

    5. The domain-names you already own in the niche

    6. A specific question you have about the product which is designed to draw an answer and at the same time demonstrate that you know what you're talking about (not just "what the conversion rate is?" because you want to demonstrate that you're aware that the average conversion rate will have absolutely nothing to do with the conversion rate for your traffic anyway, so that's a really bad question to ask in the first instance)

    The more you present yourself as someone to be taken seriously, the more likely they are to take you seriously.

    The overall aim is to leave them feeling "Wow, I certainly don't want to let this affiliate pick someone else's product instead of mine".

    (I confess, if I were a vendor, deciding to whom to give free review copies, rightly or wrongly I'd be asking myself "If they can't sell themselves enough to me, as a prospective business associate, for me even to take them seriously, how good are they likely to be at selling my product?").

    Originally Posted by letsmakeamillion View Post

    i want to do reviews of about 100 clickbank products
    I respectfully suggest that you keep that very much to yourself, when asking vendors for free review copies.
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  • Profile picture of the author letsmakeamillion
    thanks for the good tips everyone.. It will be interesting to see what happens. If someone asked me for a free copy of my product, I would probably be very fearful that they have bad intentions, or want to copy or duplicate the product or something like that.

    It would be so much better if people left phone numbers instead of email addresses.. it is very hard to build trust with another person with plain emails...

    actually it just occurred to me that I could buy these clickbank products and then request a refund within 60 days per policy... but i wonder if clickbank would ban me for returning 100's of clickbank products...

    don't you guys think it would be much easier to negotiate JV's etc if you had PHONE NUMBERS of the people whom you want to do business with? I am sick of email !

    maybe i will start listing my phone number at the top of my site if anyone needs help.. i read somewhere that conversions can improve by 500% if you do that... i wonder why? probably because people see you are leaving your phone number and it rockets higher their TRUST of you...
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by letsmakeamillion View Post

      thanks for the good tips everyone.. It will be interesting to see what happens. If someone asked me for a free copy of my product, I would probably be very fearful that they have bad intentions, or want to copy or duplicate the product or something like that.

      It would be so much better if people left phone numbers instead of email addresses.. it is very hard to build trust with another person with plain emails...

      actually it just occurred to me that I could buy these clickbank products and then request a refund within 60 days per policy... but i wonder if clickbank would ban me for returning 100's of clickbank products...

      don't you guys think it would be much easier to negotiate JV's etc if you had PHONE NUMBERS of the people whom you want to do business with? I am sick of email !

      maybe i will start listing my phone number at the top of my site if anyone needs help.. i read somewhere that conversions can improve by 500% if you do that... i wonder why? probably because people see you are leaving your phone number and it rockets higher their TRUST of you...
      I'd be wary of putting your regular phone number on a website open to the public. Lots of nut jobs out there.

      If you want to try it, you might use a 'burner' cell phone you won't feel bad about discarding if need be. Another option would be adding a 'teen line' to your phone with its own number and a distinctive ring. One quick call to the phone company, and the number disappears. I believe Google offers a messaging service where you can have your own phone number, as do several other services.
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