Why Clickbank?

by freedom40 21 replies
If I want to sell an e-book, is the benefit of using Clickbank the power of leveraging affiliates to help promote my product?
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  • Profile picture of the author Zach Booker
    Yes, I believe using clickbank is the only way to go.
    Imagine having lots of hungry affiliates ready to sell your product.
    Clickbank is the only way to go if you want lots of affiliates.
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    • Profile picture of the author freedom40
      What percentage of commission is the most enticing for affiliates?
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
      Originally Posted by Zach Booker View Post

      Yes, I believe using clickbank is the only way to go.
      Imagine having lots of hungry affiliates ready to sell your product.
      Clickbank is the only way to go if you want lots of affiliates.
      Not true.

      Putting your product on Clickbank will not magically result in lots of affiliates promoting it. On the flip side, you can manage your own affiliate program and have lots of hungry affiliates. Lots of people do.

      Clickbank is convenient but expensive. If your product is not going to rank well in their Marketplace, there are many better options.
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      • Profile picture of the author freedom40
        Hey Ron, what are the better options?
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        • Profile picture of the author MommyEnterprises
          I would like to create a product to promote on Clickbank in the future. Clickbank seems like a great way to make some extra money with the number of affiliates it has looking for products to promote.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
          Because you can easily attract affiliate marketers to be your affiliate.
          Be sure to add your affiliate page so that affiliate marketers can just copy and paste your promotional materials.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
          Originally Posted by freedom40 View Post

          Hey Ron, what are the better options?
          Clickbank is going to take about 8% of your revenue in fees. You're paying for thier network.

          If you're not going to get lots of affiliates by ranking well in their marketplace, you're better off managing your own program or going with a cheaper network. There are lots of other options which have been discussed over and over on this forum. Here's a few:

          Cheaper networks:
          - Shareasale.com
          - Clixgalore.com
          - Paydotcom, etc

          Manage your own:
          - RAP software
          - 1shoppingcart
          - Amember, etc
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          • Profile picture of the author freedom40
            Nice, thanks for the suggestions!
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            • Profile picture of the author Carl Henry
              Hi guys,

              I tried clickbank about a year & a half ago, one problem was everything is in Dollars which can put European buyers off.

              But my main problem was that my products were lost in the thousands of offerings, the service is great because so much is taken care of but certain people seem to dominate.

              Does anyone have advice regarding making it more effective?

              Or,

              Is clickbank just a good service that requires one to promote that you are there?

              You see, I joined because I thought they would bring me sales but I found that it was the other way around!

              any ideas?

              Carl Henry
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              • Profile picture of the author lgibbon
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                Originally Posted by Carl Henry View Post

                Hi guys,

                I tried clickbank about a year & a half ago, one problem was everything is in Dollars which can put European buyers off.
                I'm not sure that's true.
                On the other hand, if it was all in euro's
                it would put far more people off.
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                • Profile picture of the author dbh
                  Been thinking about ClickBank myself for some products, but let me get this streight: Say I offer a product for $29.97 and 75% commission. That means I pay affiliates $22.48 per sale. Then lets say I pay ClickBank another 8% or $2.40. So I net about $5.09 per sale after all of this.

                  Hardly worth it unless I do massive sales volume.....

                  - Darrell
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                  • Profile picture of the author X
                    Amen, Ron Douglas speaks the truth!

                    To me, the best part of Clickbank is
                    they handle paying affiliates, refunds,
                    1099s, and all that other fun crap.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Carl Henry
                      Hi Jennifer,

                      I do agree it's a good service - I wish they would do a european version. I suppose it's best to see them as one option rather than the be-all-and-end-all.

                      I have listed the other services like this in my research files to compare the services and I do also like to use an instant payment processor like Paypal as it's good for cashflow.

                      Interesting point about building the 'critical mass' so that you reach an attractive price point for all concerned..,

                      Best wishes,

                      Carl Henry
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                    • Profile picture of the author Harvey Segal
                      Originally Posted by dbh View Post

                      Been thinking about ClickBank myself for some products, but let me get this streight: Say I offer a product for $29.97 and 75% commission. That means I pay affiliates $22.48 per sale. Then lets say I pay ClickBank another 8% or $2.40. So I net about $5.09 per sale after all of this.

                      Hardly worth it unless I do massive sales volume.....

                      - Darrell
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              • Profile picture of the author Carl Henry
                Hi Clawson,

                So do you mean that the volume of your sales (I presume still going through CB at the lower price?) helps with visibilty?

                Therefore you appear more often in CB searches - or have I got it totally wrong?

                Thanks for your help,

                Carl Henry
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      • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
        Originally Posted by Ron Douglas View Post

        Not true.

        Putting your product on Clickbank will not magically result in lots of affiliates promoting it. On the flip side, you can manage your own affiliate program and have lots of hungry affiliates. Lots of people do.
        Amen!

        I get tired of reading about the "army of affiliates" there. Unless you work to recruit them or sell enough of your own product so that it ranks highly in the marketplace, you'll find that army is off fighting someone else's war.
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