Use clickbank only for affiliates?

by svedski 5 replies
Since clickbank charges 7,5% per transaction, my thinking was to use stripe on my regular page (which I promote via my autoresponder and adwords), and then have a special link like mywebsite.com/affiliates where I use clickbank.

So, every customer that affiliates send me I get charged 7,5%...but all others will only get charged about 3%.

Is this allowed by clickbank or is it frowned upon by affiliates?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by stolpioni View Post

    Is this allowed by clickbank
    Yes.

    Originally Posted by stolpioni View Post

    is it frowned upon by affiliates?
    "Frowned upon" isn't putting it nearly strongly enough. Few professional, serious affiliates (i.e. the ones you want!) will be willing to promote a product which has additionally a separate, non-ClickBank sales page. It's one of those "terribly obvious once you've seen it" things, which is also terribly difficult to appreciate until you've "seen it"! This subject (and a range of very similar/closely related ones) are discussed in more detail in many other threads: here's just a small selection ...

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    The bottom line, here, is that if you want to attract the top affiliates, who take their businesses seriously, you probably need to be willing to give up to ClickBank the extra 4% (or whatever it is) that it's going to cost you on your own, non-affiliate sales. Otherwise those affiliates will choose someone else's product instead of yours - one that doesn't given them that problem. And that can easily cost you a lot more, in unseen opportunity-cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author MilesBaker
    It's certainly allowed, but it could definitely be frowned upon by affiliates.

    If you were to do this I would use two different domain names and two different websites completely. This could still be frowned upon by some affiliates, but many vendors do this successfully and have plenty of affiliates.

    I'd say whether it will matter much to affiliates will depend on your product/market/niche and how your affiliates are going to be marketing your product.
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  • Profile picture of the author SunilTanna
    Originally Posted by stolpioni View Post

    Is this allowed by clickbank or is it frowned upon by affiliates?
    Let's not conflates two issues.

    Afaik, clickbank doesn't mind if you sell elsewhere.

    But Some (many? Most? The good ones?) clickbank affiliates might mind, in some cases rather a lot.


    If you're going to do it, do it right. At least put the things on separate domains. If it's not worth an annual domain reg fee to do it, it ain't worth doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Harvey Segal
    Originally Posted by MilesBaker View Post

    If you were to do this I would use two different domain names and two different websites completely.
    Originally Posted by SunilTanna View Post

    At least put the things on separate domains.
    How about using the same domain for both but reversing the OP suggestion viz

    Originally Posted by stolpioni View Post

    and then have a special link like mywebsite.com/affiliates where I use clickbank.
    i.e mywebsite.com would be the affiliate landing page with a separate page for the vendor
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  • Profile picture of the author svedski
    Thanks all! That's exactly what I thought as well.

    Harvey Segal: Why didn't I think about that? That is genius my friend.
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