ClickBank Review


Update: 10 December 2018 
Clickbank is an online marketplace for both vendors and affiliates. Vendors create and sell digital and physical product, where as affiliates promote the product of the vendors in order to earn a commission. With global presence, reliable tracking and payouts, an extensive affiliate network and secure payment processing, you cannot go wrong. In this review I will cover every important aspects of Clickbank, in order to help you make the right choice.


What Does it Cost to Join?

Affiliates: Free to join

Vendors:  Once off $49.95 fee, which needs to be paid upon approval of the first product. If the product is not approved for some reason, no fee is required. There are no monthly charges, however, there is a $2.50 charge for every payment issued to you by Clickbank. For single purchases, you receive 92.5% of the retail price minus a $1. With recurring purchases, like subscriptions and memberships, if the price is less than $40 you will receive 90.1% of the retail price minus $1.



What does Clickbank have to offer for Vendors?

  • As a vendor, you can submit your products to the busy marketplace that is browsed by affiliates and consumers. There are thousands of affiliates currently that promote Clickbank products. Many of them are experienced Internet marketers, therefore you can put your product in front of a huge audience.
  • Clickbank is the intermediary between you and the customer and they will confirm payments, process orders and handle customer service. Clickbank takes fee for processing, but it is much easier to work with them and avoid the process of opening a merchant account to take orders online.
  • Articles to help understand what a vendor is and how to get started. 
  • When you are a vendor, you are most definitely going to have to work with affiliates and you are probably going to have more than just one product to sell, this is why Clickbank offers articles to help you and teach you how to do so.
  • There are a multitude of tools to use, but knowing how and when to use them can be a tricky business. Because of this, Clickbank offers you article to explain their tools and how to use them.


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What does Clickbank have to offer for Affiliates?
  • As an affiliate marketer, you can use the marketplace to find all kinds of products that you want to promote. Clickbank has products in virtually any niche you can think of, from popular to new.
  • Vendors know the importance of marketing tools. They provide their affiliates with the marketing materials that include the sales letters, banners, and in some cases even the email marketing campaign letters.
  • The Affiliate side of Clickbank offers multiple articles to help you understand what it is to be an affiliate, how to get started and so much more. 
  • Tracking, Reporting and Tools provided. 
  •  Detailed General Account Help in the form of articles provided.
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How do I get paid with Clickbank?

Check - A paper check is mailed to the address of your choosing.

Direct Deposit - The money is deposited directly into your bank account. (Only available in a few selected countries.)

Wire Transfer - Your money is wired to you. For countries that do not have the direct deposit option.

Payoneer - Your money is paid to you via your payoneer account.

 

Payment Amounts and Schedules.

The question of how much you get paid is really up to you. You set the payment threshold (minimum amount needed before payment), meaning you set the amount that has to be reached before you can get paid. This amount can range anywhere from $10 to $1,000,000.
The schedule is somewhat also up to you. You can either decide to be paid weekly or every 2 weeks. All payments, however, are done on Wednesdays only. 

There are a few charges like, refund and charge-back fees that will be debited from your account.

Basically, as soon as you reach your threshold, you will be paid the full amount minus the following:

  • $2.50 processing charge.
  • 10% return allowance.
  • Debit Backdating
  • Refund charges
Keep in mind, if your account did not make sales in a certain time period, there will be charges.

A few other things to consider:

Your payment will be withheld if you do not have at least 5 sales, using 2 or more of the following methods:

American Express, Carte Bleue, Diners Club, Discover, ELV (European Direct Debit), JCB, Maestro, MasterCard, PayPal or Visa

1099 forms are sent to those who are based in the US, if you generate more than $600 in commissions. 



The Marketplace
 

The Clickbank Marketplace is an online space, where vendors provide products and affiliates choose products to earn an income of. Basically it is where vendors sell their products and affiliates find products to promote.

Vendors can sell more than one product and affiliates can find and promote more than one product. Just find a product you like, generate a Hoplink and you are set to start earning commissions. 


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There are a number of ways to find products in the marketplace and they are as follows:

The Basic Search: This is a simple search bar at the top of the page. This method will yield you with the basics.

The Advanced Search: Located next to the basic search bar, this method allows you to do a refined search, yielding specific products that you are looking for.

Improving Search results: With the use of characters (*? * ~) you can broaden or refine your search results to get a better list of products.

Sorting Search Results: Once you have made a search, a filter sidebar will appear to help you make your product list smaller and more accurate. 


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Attributes: When running a search, a sidebar will appear with attributes to use to shorten your list even more.

Categories: Make use of categories to display certain items only, for example, sports category.

Resources: The resources side of things provides you with tools for viewing and understanding the marketplace. 



Understanding the Clickbank Marketplace Statistics.

 

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The statistical section provides you with the following info:
  • Initial $/sale: This is the average amount the affiliate can earn per sale of the vendor’s product.
  • Avg Rebill Total: This shows the average amount an affiliate will make on recurring sales.
  • Avg $/sale: This is the average amount that an affiliate will earn per sale of a vendor’s product.
  • Avg %/sale: This shows the average commission rate for the sale of a vendor’s product.
  • Avg %/rebill: This shows the average commission rate on rebills, if offered by the vendor.
  • Cat: A Vendor’s category and sub-category in the marketplace.
  • Grav (Gravity): This is a calculation of all commissions earned by different affiliates over a time period of 12 weeks. This gives you an idea of what products are selling and which ones are not. Do remember that high gravity means a lot of competitions, so do not choose a product that is to “hot”.

The section “My Stats” includes the following:

  • Hops Generated: This is the total number of Hops generated by you. 
  • Earning per Hop: Your complete earnings, divided by Hops Generated.
  • Refund Rate: The percentage of your referred customers who received refunds.
  • Chargeback Rate: The percentage of your referred customers who made charge backs.
  • Initial Sales: What you earned from initial sales. (Recurring and stand alone products.)
  • Rebill Sales: What you have earned from recurring sales.
  • Upsells: What you have earned from upsells.


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Viewing and Promoting Clickbank Products

When you want to know more about products yielded in your search, you can click on the Marketplace listing title, (displayed in red) which will redirect you to the vendor’s website. This will provide you with all the necessary info about the product, which will help you decide whether to promote it and how. You can, furthermore, retrieve info about the vendors, all their products and so forth.


Marketplace Categories

Seeing as CB has hundreds of categories, and I am not writing a grocery list, I will only list some of the main categories and one of their sub-categories. They are as follows:

  • Arts and Entertainment (Fashion)
  • As Seen On TV (Health and Beauty)
  • Betting Systems (American Football)
  • Business and Investing (Economics)
  • Computers and Internet (Hardware)
  • Cooking, Food and Wine (Baking)
  • E-Business and E-Marketing (Domains)
  • Education (Student Loans)
  • Employment and Jobs (Job Listings)
  • Fiction (General)

And so much more. 



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What I like...

They offer high commissions for the Affiliates. Some go as high as 75%.

It is rather easy and simple to sign up and start with Clickbank.

They offer a multitude of languages, so anyone can participate.

The payment schedule is rather convenient.

They have a very big pool, if not an ocean of products. So there is something for everybody.

Clickbank gives you the opportunity to earn massive amounts of money. 


Clickbank products are one of the most profitable and highest converting platforms in the online industry with a relative good reputation. 

Loads of helpful articles available for both Affiliates and Vendors.

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What I do not like...

The email support can be rather slow and is not of the best quality.

With so many products to choose from, there are bound to be products that do not sell.

There is a heavy amount of competition within some niches.


Too many “Get rich quick” products – Clickbank is the home when it comes to these types of products that promises the world but delivers nothing. Always make a point to do some research before you choose to promote “money making opportunities”.



Conclusion...

Clickbank is a great place to start if you are new to marketing, whether it will be as an affiliate or a Vendor. Affiliates should always make a point to do some decent research on the products that they plan to promote. Use the statistics that are available to you and browse around Google to find out if the product has a good or bad reputation.

Make a point to test products before you start to promote them. I usually test Clickbank products on my social networks first to see if it has a positive or negative impact on individuals. You can also email a few friends or even get friends and family to give you their honest opinion before you implement your marketing strategy. Remember everyone is different and what you might see as a great product might just be a lousy one for others.

Being a successful affiliate has been just awesome, but a successful vendor is way better!

Clickbank makes it super easy to get your own product online and literally puts it in front of thousands of affiliates that are skilled enough to make tons of sales. Most people think that their only option is to become an affiliate and promote the Vendor's product. If you have skills or knowledge that others can benefit from - then why not create your own product?



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Thanks for reading my Clickbank Review. Feel free to leave your opinions and feedback in the comment box.

74 comments:

  1. What product would you suggest to promote as an affiliate or create as a vendor?

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    1. It all depends on your niche when it comes to promoting.

      As a vendor I would recommend doing LOTS of research and find out what people need and what they are willing to pay for. If you can solve a problem that many have an create a product that people will buy to resolve their problem you will have sales.

      Forums and Social sites are a good place to start. People are always addressing their issues there in hope to find a solution.

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    2. Thanks. Do you always set up a website for the products you're promoting or is not necessary?

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    3. I strongly recommend that you set up a website. This will provide traffic and targeted leads.

      Always a good idea to stick with one or two products at most and give it your full attention.

      I would rather recommend that you pick a niche and build your website around a specific topic. You can then add a few clickbank products that are related to your niche. This is more flexible and you will not be stuck with one product. If a product fails you can just remove it and add one with a better success rate.

      Feel free to mail me directly if you have any questions about niche setup.

      christene.swanepoel@gmail.com

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    4. if you cant buy anything using a visa et al credit/debit card, how could an affiliate ever pass the requirement of five new credit card transactions ?

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    5. Yeah, that is a tricky one Jules, sometimes it can take forever to get five new credit card transactions. Visa, mastercard and so forth. Mostly people just use Visa.

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  2. Clickbank is a very good Thanks

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  3. Hi,
    You apparently are in bed with the Clickbanksters. WHY I HATE CLICKBANK IS BECAUSE IT TAKES MONEY CONVERTING $ into Euro's using a wrong exchange rate> Clickbank comes out profiting more.

    I HATE CLICKBANK BECAUSE IT CHARGES VAT/ TVA/ BTW, value added tax, which is illegal! For when I purchase from the USAetc. my country does not deserve to be payed Value Added Tax. And Clickbank is the traitor who takes my money to give it to the worst enemy of the people: our governments. They all deserve hell fro their crimes against humanity!

    I HATE companies using Clickbank and try to avoid making a purchase from them. They could let me pay using Paypal, or creditcard and these do not add VAT. Countries that are not involved in the sale of product or services, like my own Netherlands, do NOT deserve to be payed VAT. Clickbank is therefore part of a MAFFIA! They deserve to be put to death - all the guilty ones, the Careerists and enablers! God will soon do it! Sending out His angels to harvest all devil's seedsd like these, and throw them all into eternal fire! Matthew 13: 24-50; Revelation 21:8

    Why does Clickbank take my VAT? (21% or there about?) Why do business do business with Clickbank? I encourage every one not to purchase anything from sellers that use Clickbank. Let them go bankrupt, and let their CEO's be made homeless, robbed of all they own, eating grass.

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    1. Dude, you need help...

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    2. "give unto Caesar what is Caesar's, & give unto God what is God's" Matthew 12:17 Ever read that one? Seriously, you should reevaluate your priorities. You seem to be pushing, (with misguided force I might add) the idea that money is somehow holy. Your faith is the currency of God, & that's what you should be concerned about losing, not your little gold coins. Seriously ok.

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    3. Excellent replies to a somewhat 'disturbed individual' who appears to have much bigger problems than little old 'Clickbank' !!!! Quite sad really. I'm sure there's more appropriate forums available that would help you address what ever issues seem to be dominating your somewhat pathetic life. This- my friend - is NOT one of those forums. Good luck and Gods' speed !!

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    4. Debbie Day, Anonymous, & kitsune93 - Hey, I agree with dutchlionfrans1953 (assuming it's true), that a 21% VAT is ridiculously high, and governments that charge a 21% VAT on purchases are acting like an enemy of their people. And countries that are not involved in the [production or] sale of products or services do not add value to the product or service, and therefore do not (logically speaking, anyway) deserve to be payed a VAT (they should at least use an honest name for it, like "steal-u-blind tax"). Central governments typically have an insatiable desire to suck an ever-increasing percentage of the private sector's money out of the taxpayers' pockets. And only return about 50% of that money to the people in services provided (pretty low ROI).

      Where is he pushing, (in any way) the idea that money is somehow holy? I don't see it.

      He appears to be an individual that is a bit "ticked off" at his govt for outrageous taxes, but in what way is he "a somewhat 'disturbed individual' who appears to have much bigger problems than little old 'Clickbank'?" What are these perceived bigger problems and, other than apparently having the misfortune of living in an apparently highly taxed country, why do you presume to know that his life is in the least bit pathetic? If you're going to slander someone, you should at least provide logical justification. I say this because I'm really sick of seeing it in blogs. A lot of people in the blogosphere (usually those far left of center, in my experience) are rude and crude, and without reason. Now, that's pretty pathetic, IMHO. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you (or better).

      It's "God speed." The saying isn't about God's speed.

      Nevertheless, we all make mistakes, we're all sinners (but some of us are forgiven sinners, and provided the righteousness of Christ ... not that we deserve it, of course, but because we asked for it, properly), and may God bless all three of you. A little bit of His blessing on your life and "crude and rude" will fade away, if not instantly disappear. No kiddin'.

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  4. Just looking at Click Bank and found your article useful thanks

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  5. Very informative post. I am new to affiliate marketing and i have no knowledge. But it is hard to find a suitable one. This tutorial post really help new beginners and bloggers to choose a suitable one.

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  6. I read the whole article and learnt sufficient info on how clickbank system works. However, I am not an affiliate marketer and I have a keen passion on this profession. I'd be grateful if you could help me in this issue or at least refer me to the best tutor. Thank you very much.

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    1. Hi Elvin.

      Please refer to my article http://www.christene-marketing.com/2014/12/how-to-make-money-online.html

      A bit of a long read but, it explains the importance of having your own website if you want to succeed with Affiliate marketing. In the article is useful links that you can use to join programs with the best support structure and training.

      After reading, please do not hesitate to shout if you have any questions, will do my best to help.

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  7. I have been slammed by "affiliates" with ClickBank's LottoCrusher and if they are as reliable and legit as you tout, then why in the devil are they sent using spoofed or non existent emails, no way of opting out and on those one in a million that have them if you do the trash continues, there is no way to contact LottoCrusher and their claim of being sympathetic to those receiving spam emails provide an email address that rejects all emails as being non-existent? And why doesn't ClickBank answer emails to those contacting them about their client's spam and abuse? Any help in getting info to these places to once and for all stop their spam, please answer as I would love to know and to stop them. I'd NEVER consider anything relating to ClickBank if Lotto Crusher is the type of client they would take.

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    1. Unfortunately, Yes, ClickBank also have "bad" products. These are usually removed when too many buyers request their money back or if it is reported via the customer care.

      You can contact the ClickBank customer care here:

      https://www.clkbank.com/#!/#ContactUs

      Personally, I would just report them, you can do so by forwarding unwanted messages to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov. Be sure to include the complete spam email and as much information as possible.

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    2. Hello there I had to make sure this was real . I've been burned before. I want to get into this soon.

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    3. so is clickbank logit or not

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  8. well done i like it.

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  9. So do you really think the YouTube views you can buy on clickbank are authentic???

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    1. No, they are definitely not authentic, just a waste of money.

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  10. Christene this is s concise, succinct description of the Clickbank system. I was wondering though- how common is it to be both a vendor and an affiliate ? I have been exploring/researching this online business model for what seems like an eternity and need to be mindful of information overload. So many of the 'authorities' out there distribute the exact same info wrapped in various styles of 'wrapping paper' but with the same goal of enticing you into one of their 'make you a millionaire' training courses, to be honest I've become quite cynical and - need I say - suspicious ??? You never hear about any of their sign ups that "failed" at whatever genre they were promoting - only the success stories. For me, I would give more credibility to someone who was prepared to show the 'real/honest' side of these courses/workshops/programmes that they all so brilliantly offer. Is there ANYWHERE that statistics or even some form of research findings could be viewed that more realistically present the success/failure rate of people who try their hand at different methods of making money on line ? Christ, sorry 'bout that- sort of went off into a tangent there. With any luck you'll be able to make some sort of sense out of what I've been attempting to say ???

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  11. Hi Chris

    Thanks for an elaborate review

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  12. Very helpful, Christine. Thanks a lot!

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  13. I like your honesty. I found another lousy Clickbank product Take Money for Cash. For me it sounds like you get paid for taking surveys. What happens is you pay for being surveyed.

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    1. Yes, most likely just another "buy now or be doomed forever" kind of product. If they make it sound easy to make money, it most likely is just a low quality product.

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  14. Christene,

    Thank you for this review, that I found very educational, easy to read, and good for a starter as I am. It made me understand the basics of Internet marketing through ClickBank. Thank you!

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  15. How can someone filter through the Clickbank offers to find quality products to sell. Sure there are many sales tools and there is a lot of money making potential but I am looking for actual end user quality. After a visitor comment on one of my sites I decided to purchase a few of the products I was promoting and quite honestly, they sucked. Buying and testing every product I would like to promote isn't very realistic but there has to be some way to sort out the crap products.

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    1. Clickbank is such a huge market place with both good and really bad products all mixed together, unfortunately it is a struggle to find such programs. The best they cover, are the stats below each product to give you an idea how popular a program is and the average sale that one can expect to make.

      Keep in mind that Clickbank is not the only marketplace, Share a Sale, Sell-health, commission junction and link-share are a few of many good ones also available to browse for products. Most recently I also discovered Udemy, great products there as well and worth taking a look at.

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  16. Hi There;
    I noticed in your blog you have covered everything except how it would be the best way to promote Clickbank products. Marketing a product is the most important method for affiliates or vendors to know. Why lead people to services without laying the whole package out? Kind Regards:)

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    1. Promoting the products is another ball game all by itself and will take pages upon pages to explain. Check the Autor has a page on top that list the top learning programs to learn marketing.

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  17. Click bank makes money from successful MARKETERS only, If you are not successful marketer than Click Bank receive request from customer to refund payment, in this case Click Bank does not make money.
    So logical think is that if you are not successful marketer Click bank should cancel Marketer account.
    But this is not a case. Instead Click Bank will suspend customer account if customer asks for several refunds due to unsatisfactory product.
    SO CLICK BANK IS A SCAM
    Frank J

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    1. hi frank

      I am having similar issue. My account was being flag as fraud without me knowing and i was only using it for 3 months. There is not notification saying that they have suspended my account due to fraudulent. May i know what was your next step ? did you logged a complain?how does this work?i really need help. all my hard earn money gone based on an accusation.

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  18. Christene:

    I have been an inventor [Eng. Sc. D in metallurgical engineering) for as long as I can remember. Before I officially retired (in 2010 - I'm now 73), I accumulated 8 patents (all of which were assigned to my employers).

    Remaining a very active person both mentally and physically, I developed the following techniques for DIY homeowners...

    1) A simple way to eliminate a basement dehumidifier that still provides excellent mold and dust mite control.

    2) An efficient way to cut air conditioning size and electrical cost by 50%.

    3) Using my metallurgical knowledge, I developed various ways to improve household water supply quality by controlling harmful bacteria, and removing excess amounts of sulfide, and iron - all of which are accomplished at negligible cost.

    However, my passion is healthy living through selected lifestyle changes, customized food intake, advanced exercise methods and targeting herbs, minerals, vitamins (as well as other supplements), each of which has been demonstrated to significantly improve human health in a clinical setting (not mice or other test animals.)

    Obviously, I can't even scratch the surface in this brief note.

    My problem is I have been unsuccessful in marketing these methods. So if you're interested in working with me, please give me a call (315-215-4013), or send me your suggestions in an email (bpribpri@gmail.com).

    Sincerely yours,

    Dr. Roger Altman

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  19. Cristine,

    Just saying "hi" to a fellow wealthy affiliate member.

    Amazing content, halfway i recognized it as 'This must be done by another wealthy member'. I can find myself in most of your statement that Clickbank, itself, is legit. But i have to admit that i getting red flags when i see the "clickbank approved" logo when i see another great offer.

    One advise is to take extreme care if you see a 1 euro 7 day trail or what so ever on a clickbank offer. If you pay the trail price using paypall, you will automatically give permission to extend for the full price if the trail expires.

    Costing me 30 euro for nothing on http://www.goldopinions.com/ , there were simply no surveys targeted to my country while the advertisement says it does.

    Clickbank offers can be a kind of shady, like you already mentioned, so please always look for a review before you get into a Clickbank offer.

    Greats,
    Marcel

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    1. Thank you Marcel

      Yes, I absolutely agree with you. I cannot remember how many times I fell into that trap with Clickbank. Purchased a trial and end up paying the full amount. Getting a re-fund use to be easy, but now it is just a headache not worth the effort.

      Movie sites are another thing to watch out for. The sales page promise tons of new movies and series, once you paid, you are re-directed to sites with old movies not worth watching. Sales pages are always full of glamour, the product, not so much.

      Clickbank has some really great products, just a pity, the bad ones is so plentiful.

      Feel free to stop by at WA, always great sharing ideas.

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  20. OpportunityExists31 August 2016 at 00:19

    Thank you Christine. I too am new to affiliate marketing and have found your information worth the read. Looking forward to reading more from you!

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  21. How good is their ClickBank Univ. 2.0 subscription?

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  22. Hey ! I was registering for Clickbank and it was led to a page that my account is being reviewed. Do you know how long will it be before clickBank approved?

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    1. Anything from 1 day to a week. Depends on the country you live in.

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  23. Do you pay to be an affiliate or marketer?

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  24. No, you do not pay to be an affiliate, it is free to join.

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  25. Christene, I think it's also very important for affiliates who promote Clickbank products to know that Clickbank can simply decide to SUSPEND their affiliate account and keep their commission without informing them. They treat their affiliates like garbage, giving only canned responses. You simply don't get paid. So, not only do they not want you if you're not successful, but also if you are successful. Once you have enough money in their allowance, they simply close your account and keep the money for themselves. I have found that communicating with them is impossible as they think they know everything and their way is always right.

    They also have no way to combat Merchant fraud against affiliates, employee fraud against affiliates, and negative SEO fraud.

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    1. Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated.

      People have been searching for alternative marketplaces with better service ever-since Clickbank lacked to provide for their affiliates in a better way.

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  26. Thanks Christine! Very informative. I came across your article Googling ClickBank.

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    1. It is a pleasure Stephen. Thanks for stopping by, much appreciated. Guess it is not too late to say "Happy new year"

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  27. I've had multiple bad experiences with clickbank. Shortly after my affiliate account started to really pick up steam in 2016, I hit login issues and assumed their site was having problems. However the next time I was unable to login, I finally contacted customer support. They told me my account had been flagged for removal. Upon review, they found their automated system had failed and my account was a victim.

    After two months of missed opportunities and who knows how many people being directed to a broken link, finally I was back in the game.

    A month later, I logged in to see that Clickbank had been charging me a $1 dormant account fee "per pay period" - which, lucky for them, happens to be every single week. When I tried to contact customer support and pressed "2" for affiliate accounts (in the middle of the day, in the middle of the work week), I got "Affiliate Support is not currently available." AKA - "please spend 30 minutes gathering data to write us an email instead of five minutes talking to a live person."

    I'm being charged a fee for not having sales during the time that they erroneously removed my account. And I can't even talk to a real person about it. I can't even weasel my way in for another department. I pushed every number for every option, and each one has the same woman's voice saying, "I'm sorry, ____ support is not currently available"

    I'm not advocating against using clickbank, just hoping to spread the word to potential users that it can be as much a nightmare as paypal has a reputation for being (inexplicably frozen assets, unreachable and unsympathetic customer service, etc.)

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience Jema, much appreciated!

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    2. Question on legalities... Say I create a Facebook Page for the product I've decided to promote. Is it illegal in any way to extract and use information from the original website? I would imagine that since you're promoting THEIR product, that they wouldn't have an issue with using their materials to make your Facebook Page? Maybe, I'm wrong..

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    3. No, usually they will not have any problems if you use the materials on their website to promote a product positively. Most sales pages have a disclaimer at the bottom, better to go and check first just to be safe.

      Depends on the Vendor you choose, but most Vendors will supply "affiliate tools" for you to use for marketing. If a vendor does not supply affiliate tools, I would not use them because a good Vendor will make sure that the affiliates has something to work with. If they can't supply proper tools, it is usually not worth promoting the product anyway.

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    4. And all it takes is one complaint from that vendor, or anyone for that matter, and your account is terminated and ClickBank keeps all your money. Their sandbox. Play at your own risk. I chose not to play.

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  28. I could not register because of I was flagged by Clickbank's fraud prevention software.

    Why do you think this had happened, and what could I do?

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  29. I am cautious about purchasing a product with clickbank as you must agree for future charges on your account that you pay with. It appears to open the door for the vendor to continue to charge my account. The payment page was also flagged as risky with the filters on my work computer.

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  30. I seem to have problem setting up clickbank. It does allow me to proceed but give an error msg:

    "unfortunately we cannot offer you an account at this time. Regrettably we are unable to make any exceptions". Does anyone know why and how to overcome it.

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  31. Hello Christine, are their other affiliate site like Clickbank you can recommend?

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    1. Commission Junction (CJ Affiliates) Also free to join and a wide variety of products.

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  32. Thank you for this info, it was very helpful for my to decide.
    Best regards

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  33. I have put out over 100 clickbanks advertised products and had at least 3 items appear on page 1 on google. Those page 1 has over 500k to 2m views and yet to receive one dollar in over 4 months.

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  34. Awesome review, I'll be checking this out right now. And you're right, everyone should be using discretion when choosing a product or service to promote. Basically, promote something that you as a buyer would use or want to own etc. Don't want it? Don't promote it. Seems simple. Time to dig in! :)

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  35. Thanks Christine for writing great review on ClickBank; beside number of features, Clickbank has adopted a great policy on products and services that occasionally returned, it will cost the marketers that will promote bad products.

    Thanks again

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  36. This is a well known law of economics, that translates to almost every level of sales and marketing. When you build up anticipation and excitement, your readers grow to expect the level of quality that your product offers.

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  37. Shame on you for allowing such free access to your site by spammers, abusers and phishers. First of all, the product I bought was worthless and you did refund my money without question - but ever since the purchase I have been plagued with phishing emails, up to 5 or 6 a day. You are doing a great disservices to your vendors and their customers by not providing a secure site or, more questionably, actually selling customer information.

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    1. That is clickbank for you, be careful what you buy.

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  38. Absolutely fantastic posting!

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  39. Its so amazing and helpfull for us

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  40. I have had a little experience with Clickbank through another company a long time ago. I did not have this knowledge. I really appreciate your time in putting this Review together as I again am a total newbie.

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