I don't really like pushing e-books. However I found one that really fits well with one of my sites. Turns out they use clickbank for affiliates.
So, does anyone here use clickbank, and if so are they happy with them? Thanks much!
So nobody uses clickbank? I guess I'll sign up and use at least this one program that matches my site. I've heard they do well, I will see,,,,
I keep looking at it and trying to learn a bit more about it but havent done anything with it yet!!
I promote the Perfect Pointe Book which uses Clickbank. I wish they used some other platform, because as you say, there is a huge amount of garbage on the site and the "gee whiz" landing pages they encourage look unprofessional.
Having said that, there are some excellent products (like Perfect Pointe) on there, and you do get paid.
Thanks, glad to know there are some good stuff on there. I'm going to research the top 3 "Disney tricks and tips" e-books and then push the best one.
I'll make a full page about it and really promote it. So, I want to make sure it's good so my readers are not mad at me.
Since I use to work for Disney I could make one myself. But they take a lot of time, something I never have!
When you do that, bear in mind your link is going to send your readers to another full page of advertising, so you have to strike a balance.
Oh really? They don't just go right to the product? That's not very smart,,,, maybe I'll make my own after all,,,,,
Yes, that's the thing I don't like about Clickbank. On ShareaSale or Amazon, the link takes you straight to the product page on the seller's website. With Clickbank, it takes you to a landing page where you have to scroll through a sales blurb before you get to the "buy it now" button.
I can only assume Clickbank encourages sellers to use the "but wait, there's more!" set-of-steak-knives type of delivery, because even Lisa (who's a professional physiotherapist selling a serious technical book) does it. I've told her that in my view, it probably puts sellers off because it's too try-hard!
You can check the landing page before you sign up for the advertiser.
I use clickbank, but must agree with Wendy. Most of the products are similar and somewhat spammy. For example, you can find the same products that they advertise for free on some parts of the internet. Some of their products are good to sell, but unfortunately the most selling ones for me are the cheapest ones that don't get you much money in the end.
Sorry, I don't use it yet. Taking a look at how it works and finding information from some friends
I signed up for it but never did anything with it. At the time I was kinda ...stupid...I guess, and didnt really comprehend what it ws all about. I ended up joining hubpages soon after and forgot all about clickbank. Good luck.
I have a clickbank account and haven't been able to receive money as yet due to people ordering and then returning their items.
they have many rules so read the TOS
I once went to that site just to see what it is, and I came away still not knowing what it is. I don't know.. Maybe I just didn't read enough on there, but I still don't have a clue. I guess I get that it's about ads (or something), but I don't get where they go, what people do with them, who does what, etc. etc. (I guess I'm stupid too.)
Well, clickbank is a affiliate program like shareasale and Commission Junction. Only they handle many different companies. You choose what companies you want to join, just like Amazon.
But Clickbank deals mostly with downloadable e-books and stuff like that. Stacie, thanks I'll be sure to read the TOS good.
I use clickbank products on hubs and Squidoo lenses that are within the same topic and I do usually get 1 or 2 sales a month. But I am very picky about what I promote. Some of the products appear really spammy to me.
Basically people buy ebooks from clickbank, referrers get a commission. Pretty much everything there is part of some get rich quick scheme, I doubt I would every buy from them. But apparently plenty of people do.
With clickbank if you don't know what you are doing, you'll end up with spamming around a lot of garbage. I just don't have time for it. Though might be profitable if you find some jems in it. Just don't expect people who found those jems would open their cards up for you.
Yes there does seem to be lots of crap on there. The one I am looking at is a Disney "how to save time and money" e-book.
It's pretty good, even I want to see what they have inside it, and I'm very jaded. So I might make a full page on my site promoting it.
But I agree, most e-books are slapped together crap that tells you nothing new you can find elsewhere free.
Problem with internet is rehashing. People are giving out valuable info for free or with adsense slap or by rehashing so if anyone comes out with ebook on clickbank or e-junkie with rehash content then 90%+ chances are there you find that material somewhere else for free. I don't blame sellers/merchants for this, it's just that internet evolved like this.
I would suggest more than wanting to see the book before promoting it, ask the vendor for an inspection copy.
You can use other formats as a vendor. Many of the technology and wp products use very different landing pages then the annoying info/testimonial/squeeze page you are referencing.
The standard squeeze page at Clickbank exists because it is still amazingly effective.
It amazes me that the format works , but it really does..
Why do you think you have to go to the product landing page. As said these are used because they work. But I am sure you can go directly to the buy now page. Just see what the URL is and link directly to it if you think your promotion is sufficient and better then the actual product page promotion.
I'm sure they do work in some cases. But it depends what you're selling.
To give you an example, I was looking at buying an e-book about the treatment of rosacea. I found a Clickbank product with one of those awful landing pages and didn't buy it because it didn't look authoritative. Instead I found from another website, which was written in professional language with a picture of a guy in a white coat.
When you're buying something like that, I do think you're looking for an authoritative source and are more likely to be suspicious of something too loud.
Many of the ClickBank products likely are poor quality, or me-too products. On top of that, the product vendor's sales page is quite often fairly poor at effectively promoting their product. It may be an ok product, but depending on what it is, and the asking price, many people will not be inclined to buy it without more information.
This is where the affiliate's landing page comes in. If they're smart, and have done their homework, they can create more effective advertising copy, knowing what the customer really expects and explaining the benefits..a sort of soft-sell.
On the other hand, if it's full of hype, just like the sales page, it's a turn-off. Many times the affiliate is only interested in getting people to sign up to a user list, to promote a series of related products.
Oddly enough if you find an "over the top" Clickbank landing page and explain to people what the product is really about, some go ahead and buy it from you. I did this recently while a piece of internet marketing software was being hyped by "everyone" to their email list.
I got a .8% conversion rate which I thought was pretty good. It certainly paid pretty well for the time to create the review. To target such people be sure to include the word "Scam" and "Review" in your title.
E.g. [Product] Review - Is It Just A Scam?
I already signed up with Clickbank but still can't find products that fit my requirements. Many internet marketers have some successes with them so I'm still looking.
How many links can you have using Clickbank? I thought it was 2 links but I keep getting "overly promoted" Even when my original content relates to the products. I dont get it? Anyone she some light on this? If anyone is using clickbank can you direct me to your hub so I cant tell what if anything I am doing wrong.
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