So you start promoting an awesome offer and everything seems great, you've got a good commission coming in and you are finally selling a decent product that offers real value to your consumer base. Then out of nowhere the sales stop, you are confused, same traffic and everything and it's just like it dries up. You go and read about others issues with selling products from clickbank and you might run into a post or two from a while back claiming that you should change all your links, or create a new account. This all sounds good right? Because if you are good at what you do as an affiliate, even having to go through CDR all over again, is not that much of an issue. So you change your links, or sign up for a new account, the sales start rolling in but there's a major problem now... You notice that the vendor has changed the commission rates (for new affiliates, or any affiliate that has changed their links) for those same products and that you no longer make enough commission for it to be worth it to promote that product. Moral of the story, NEVER change your links or create another account unless you've looked through the marketplace and know for a fact that the commission rates have not been changed for new affiliates. Learn from my mistakes, as I had to figure this out the "hard way". Maybe some good vendors out there will actually respond to an email from affiliates, asking for the old commission back, but I've had no luck with this, so far. After months of hard work, and ranking for branded keywords, it's really a disaster when you see that a commission rate has been "adjusted" from the vendor to something that hardly makes it worth your time. Just be aware that this can happen. Also watch for vendors that don't credit you as an affiliate for rebills. Read the fine print with the finest tooth comb available. If anyone is aware of any methods to change links and still keep commission rates the same, please let me know "the way". Keep in mind that not every vendor does this and some do it to offer the first affiliates a way to lock in on the higher initial commission rates, I can fully respect that. I just never knew until recently that this is how they do it. They should be more transparent about how a "new" link can affect your commissions. There should be some kind of flag in the system that ensures that even if you change links that your initial commission rate stays the same, if you've previously made sales with that vendor.