Question to those that use ClickBank

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So I'm getting back into IM after being out for a really long time. I've decided to ease my way in with affiliate marketing through ClickBank.

I've never used ClickBank and am learning the ropes of it. I've found some products that I'm considering promoting. Many people recommend writing up a genuine, personal review of the product so I want to use my own landing page with an honest review to increase conversions and also to make sure that the product is actually worth the buyers' money(it's an ethical thing I have).

My question, though, is that would I have to purchase the product in order to test it and give a real review? Because, if that's the case, I would probably test out selling them without actually having hands on experience to see if they're worth promoting before dropping money to get a hold of the actual product.

Do you have any advice for me on what's worked for you regarding this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by stewie-Y View Post

    My question, though, is that would I have to purchase the product in order to test it and give a real review?
    You need to have a copy of the product, clearly, to give a real review. Whether you have to buy it or not depends on whether the vendor is willing to give you a "review copy". There's some advice about how to ask for one, here: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post3641838

    If you do end up buying one, it's completely legitimate and allowable to do so through your own affiliate-link. You'll read in some threads here the "information" that ClickBank frowns on this or doesn't allow it. That's entirely mistaken.

    Please excuse the observation that - for myself - I wouldn't want to promote it in the way you outline above, because long experience has taught me that I almost certainly wouldn't make anything more than the very occasional, semi-random sale, that way. This post may help you with the "basic essentials" of ClickBank affiliateship: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7110523

    Good luck!

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  • Profile picture of the author stewie-Y
    Thanks for the great advice, I'll check those links out.

    Since I'm just getting back into it you've got to have some patience with my ideas, so thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author YaniB
      I know you said you wanted to ease into affiliate marketing with Clickbank, but I've found that it's easier to work on the JVZoo platform because you can get in touch directly with vendors through their messaging system and I've found getting review copies much easier.

      Also, if a vendor is familiar with you, they put you on Instant commissions straight to your PayPal, so that you won't have to wait on a Clickbank cheque.

      Seeing as you're just getting back into the game, I figured I'd give you another option. Clickbank isn't the only way to go.

      All the best no matter your decision.

      YaniB
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    If you want to give a real review, then you will have to purchase the product. Depending on the product... you could wind up paying $200 for it though lol. But if you have a good selling angle and advantage... you could make it work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Many people recommend writing up a genuine, personal review of the product so I want to use my own landing page with an honest review
    There are much better ways.

    I suggest learning email marketing.

    There are also some good DFY affiliate resources available.
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    • Profile picture of the author James.N
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      There are much better ways.

      I suggest learning email marketing.

      There are also some good DFY affiliate resources available.
      He will still want to give an honest real review of the product regardless of how he promotes it though.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrhmamun
    You can follow some establish affiliaters, they can give you good advice. For better affiliate marketing just write honest review then carry on marketing specially email marketing also social media marketing. i hope you will get extra profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author stewie-Y
    Thanks for the ideas any opinions everyone, I'll keep doing my research.
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  • Profile picture of the author LegendaryGuy1
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    No, you don't actually need to purchase the product. You could ask for a review copy. Most of the time, the vendor would allow you to receive one meaning you can review it and promote it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Zones
      email the vendor and ask for the review copy. if all the review copies are over, then the vendor give related videos etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheehien
    Frankly speaking, i strongly believe many Affiliate Marketers never test or study the product before promoting it.
    My advice is DO NOT purchase the product, except you very interested in it. If you choose not to purchase, you MUST request a review copy from the seller and review it to ensure you fully understand the product.

    All the BEST!
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