are clickbank products still a good option?

by derh
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thinking about building some sites around click bank products...

is there still money to be made on clickbank?
#clickbank #good #option #products
  • Profile picture of the author Matt Morgan
    Yep there certainly is.

    Go for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author derh
      Is a review site the best approach to Clickbank products?
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      • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
        Originally Posted by derh View Post

        Is a review site the best approach to Clickbank products?
        I think so, especially because of the payment terms. Once you get your first check, it won't be long before you qualify for direct deposit and can get paid on a weekly basis (every Wed.). I would recommend doing both product reviews and articles on related stuff. I get traffic from both. Also, if you find that there are a lot of crappy products selling well, I recomend leveraging that traffic to promote a legitimate product to avoid high refund rates. When a product is bad, there's no point in talking about if you aren't going to offer them an alternative because they still won't know what to do in the end.

        Good luck,
        Joey
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      • Profile picture of the author rondo
        Originally Posted by derh View Post

        Is a review site the best approach to Clickbank products?
        That's a good way, but a better way is to build an email list of interested prospects.


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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by derh View Post

        Is a review site the best approach to Clickbank products?
        I'm not sure, but it's certainly a valid approach, and one that works very well for some people.

        I'm not sure that there is "a best approach", actually: it really depends partly on your own skill-set and on what you want to try to do and the sort of business you want to develop.

        It strikes me that there are various different "stages" at which you can try to "catch" potential buyers of information products.

        At one extreme, you can try to attract people who are "looking for something in the niche" who may not even be aware of the existence of the products you want to sell (this isn't necessarily easy, as one will have to "do more with them, before a purchase", but it has the potential advantage of lending itself to methods that don't make your business entirely Google-dependent, which is a huge plus for your business's long-term security and stability).

        At the other extreme, you can try to attract people who are already considering buying a specific product and almost ready to do so - this typically produces a much higher conversion-rate, but is also more product-dependent and SEO-dependent, both of which can be disadvantages (and perhaps more usual for an "Amazon-affiliate style of approach").

        And there are various other approaches in-between.

        Almost however you look at it, I think it's fair to say that selling ClickBank products steadily all boils down to three main things, though ...

        (i) You have to select the products wisely: obviously enough, without getting this part right, it doesn't much matter what else you do;

        (ii) You have to pre-sell effectively to well-targeted traffic;

        (iii) You have to build a list and form relationships with the people on it, so that they'll buy on the strength of your recommendation. Without doing this, your conversion-rate will typically be somewhere between "very low indeed" and "non-existent".

        These things aren't optional: you really do need to do all three of them. There's a huge turnover of affiliate marketers trying other ways and not being successful. The above overview - simplistic and superficial though it is - is representative of those who make a living from it, however we choose to attract our traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by derh View Post

    thinking about building some sites around click bank products...

    is there still money to be made on clickbank?
    Yeah, there are still some quality products on there. You just have to sift through the junk to get to them.

    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    There are lots of innovative methods people are using for clickbank. I saw a cool one the other day - i will try and find the link...
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  • Profile picture of the author Raquel
    With the changes in internet marketing, I got 50% drop on my overall earnings including CB earnings. But I still earn from CB. You can still make money with CB even in these hard times.
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    • Profile picture of the author derh
      Thanks guys!!!

      Originally Posted by Raquel View Post

      With the changes in internet marketing, I got 50% drop on my overall earnings including CB earnings. But I still earn from CB. You can still make money with CB even in these hard times.
      Raquel,

      why do you think you biz dropped?

      because of things like Google's "farmer update"

      or...

      because the economy is so crappy?
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  • Profile picture of the author JimmyR
    I run a completely legit software product (Spinchimp) through Clickbank, just because it was the easiest way for us to sell it. Yeah there is a lot of crap on there, but plenty of good stuff too.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekmichael02
    I'm not tied to this guy, but I thought it still holds true...

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  • Profile picture of the author JackClayton
    Of course there is, Clickbank is just like any product vendor, but it's just more popular so people for some reason treat it different.

    I still make over five figures a month from Clickbank products.. but I've been doing this for just 3 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author theonegodfather
    hey
    I think clickbank products still are a good option because there are many products on clickbank and you can also get very high commissions
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  • Profile picture of the author hotboy18
    Clickbank still have great products to promote with high gravity and you can still make good money with Clickbank if you get targeted traffic to the products you are promoting.
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  • Profile picture of the author World Marketing
    I suggest building an email list of targeted prospects...And sell clickbank products through that method...Get a free autoresponder and market to your prospects!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by World Marketing View Post

      Get a free autoresponder and market to your prospects!
      I agreed with you as far as that sentence, but I think a "free autoresponder", for all the reasons explained here, is usually a short-sighted mistake.
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      • Profile picture of the author derh
        Originally Posted by World Marketing View Post

        I suggest building an email list of targeted prospects...And sell clickbank products through that method...Get a free autoresponder and market to your prospects!
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        thanks guys....do you think i should:

        1. build a niche site that ONLY offers a "free report"

        2. then...market clickbank products through email marketing....

        Sorry for the dumb questions...i'm so used to setting up amazon product review sites that building a list kinda throws me off..
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by derh View Post

          Sorry for the dumb questions...i'm so used to setting up amazon product review sites that building a list kinda throws me off..
          Not at all ... I understand - Amazon is kind of "different" from ClickBank because everyone's heard of Amazon and you're dealing with much lower commissions and much higher conversion-rates.

          People buy ClickBank products (just about) only on the strength of a recommendation because they have trust in the person offering it. For this, you need to build relationships (typically by autoresponder email, after opting them in by giving them a "free report" or whatever ... "valued content", anyway).

          Originally Posted by derh View Post

          thanks guys....do you think i should:

          1. build a niche site that ONLY offers a "free report"

          2. then...market clickbank products through email marketing....
          You can perhaps do a little better than this, by also having available - in addition to the opt-in and free report, which is really a "squeeze page" approach - some "other content" on the site, too: the possibilities for this include articles, product reviews, other niche information, etc. (This is what I do).

          That said, the approach you describe above is a perfectly reasonable one, and many people do well with it.

          Personally, I like potential customers to see "a content-rich site" as well as the opt-in, free report and autoresponder emails, and I do better that way (after extensive split-testing in different niches), but that's about my traffic demographics: I'm attracting people who like long, wordy articles that surprise and entertain, so they also like seeing a content-rich site that surprises and entertains them. Different courses for different horses.
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by derh View Post

          thanks guys....do you think i should:

          1. build a niche site that ONLY offers a "free report"

          2. then...market clickbank products through email marketing....
          An alternative is to:

          1. build a niche site that ONLY sells a nominally priced report ... (no freeloaders allowed)

          2. market relevant Clickbank products through email marketing ....

          3. market relevant Amazon products through email marketing ....

          4. market relevant Shareasale products through email marketing ....

          5. market relevant Linkshare products through email marketing ....

          6. market relevant CJ products through email marketing ....

          7. market relevant standalone affiliate products through email marketing ....

          8 - 9999. keep on marketing through email marketing .... until they die.

          I've got buyers on my lists who have been buying products regularly for nearly 15 years.
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