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Does Clickbank affiliation works for Indian Market?

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  1. barns

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    Hello everyone,
    I have an e-learning product (25 to 100 dollars) that I would like to promote using Clickbank in India.
    Did anyone of you try such affiliation program? Does it work here?
    Thank you for your answers :)
     
  2. neo3187

    neo3187 Senior Member

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    India is a third world country, most of the people just come online to surf facebook and orkut and to check their mails, half of them dont have a credit card and rest of them hardly take out their card to buy something online. Your product could only sell if you target the people of higher class strata, but still the chances are very thin as most of them are skeptical about buying online, and as you already know we all have habits of searching for free stuff online. So I would suggest re considering your plans.
     
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  3. bricema

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    Just like neo3187 supposed, it will be much harder for you to promote digital products in India than in the USA. What i'm thinking is , if you could retarget your clients, for example, optimize your product and target your audience in major English speaking countries like US/CA/UK/AU.

    In this case, if the product itself is a really good one, then who cares about ur geo location?
     
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  4. BlackSeng

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    No point, seriously. Don't even think of it.
    I remember someone actually joked about eWhoring in India and most of the replies were, "Most of them don't even have a Credit Card. They want it free."

    Believe it or not, after my 3 years with Clickbank with many sales, only 1 sale is from India. ONE!
     
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  5. thinkinghat

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    there are many reasons why you can not potentially target indian market.they can get better help for $30 than buying ebook to solve their problem also not many ppl have cc and indians dont have spending habits like americans.
     
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  6. barns

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    Thank you for all your answers. Our company is selling an Language E-learning product for Indians.

    Right now we are not doing bad with our SEO, but as you have said not a lot of people are looking for those things. (some hundreds of new visitors every day)

    There is of course a trial version and we get 15% registration for it. After that we call each person (we have a team for that) that has registred and try to convince him/her to take a premium package (6% registers, they pay by Credit card or Cheque).

    We have 30 000 emails of potential customers but the transformation rate is even worse. People don't seem to open their emails in this country (the News Letter is not spammy at all and has good design, it would work better in Europe...).

    Well I'm kinda new to this Market and I appreciate all your feedbacks. I hope that we'll find a solution to make affiliation work.

    I was thinking about -http://www.vcommission.com/ is it a good CPA company?

    Thanks again :)
     
  7. neo3187

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    If you really wanna sell something to indians then you gotta get down on the floor and sell it to them physically, that is how you will see some response, setup events, demonstrate your products and/or services , indian market can not be targeted by means of internet, unless its some gym offer or something which is really cheap and targets the youth, and by youth also I am talking about the high class youth who splurge around in pubs and pump some iron to impress chicks..
     
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  8. barns

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    Thank you again for the answer.

    To tell the truth we also have a team that visits companies and universities. The results are below what we were expecting. But I think about making the company switch to Point-of-Sale advertising.

    I was just hoping that we could drive some trafic through affiliation. We'll, I think, give it a try.
    I'll keep you informed of the results. Thank you for your answers and feedbacks.

    Even if this market is difficult and far from being mature, it has some great potential in the future.
     
  9. neo3187

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    Future? I wouldnt wait for that future, with the political state of the country , people work so hard to just earn for their basic needs, its not that the country is poor, but the people are, cz of all the scams and corruptions, the future you are talking about is really far, as of now, if you wanna sell something to the indian public, have a look at whats selling at the moment, otherwise target developed countries
     
  10. barns

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    Everything that you are saying is true and I arrived to the same conclusions.

    Limiting ourselves to the local market is a mistake, even if the market seems big, in fact the segment that we attend to reach is quite narrow.

    We need to get 900 paid registrations per month to make the website really profitable.

    I don't know if E-learning would drive that many people here in India(targeted trafic of 60,000 new visitors each month).
    What is sure is that we'll not reach them through SEO, we are already ranking well on most keywords. The only hope is advertising now.
     
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    OP, try shooglo network from OMG. They have good lot of Indian pubs. You can also try komli ad network.
     
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    Hopefully the Jan Lokpal Bill will change all that;)
     
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  13. neo3187

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    Unfortunately, even thats landed in various controversies, and I lost faith in it after mayavati's demand of including a dalit in the committee... reservation ? oh cmon, atleast spare some area..
     
  14. barns

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    I'll check that out :)
    I'll give them a call right now. Thank you very much!
     
  15. barns

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    Lol tried to call OMG India they hanged up the phone on me.
    I don't understand why they always do that in India :(
     
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    Dude, its 5.30 pm now, time to leave for home. Mostly girls attend the reception so they rush at this time :)

    Try calling tomorrow at 10 am.
     
  17. barns

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    Actually the guy called me back (nice from him :) )
    They just have start working on the Indian Market and they have only 500 publishers in their network. Still, I have sent them all the details and I am waiting for their answer.

    In the other hand Vcommission has 6000 publishers and they "promise" me 15000 visitors per month. (have some doubts on this tho)

    I'll check now with Komli ad. My goald now is to "sell" freebies (our free trial) through CPA and call every one the new members to get a better conversion rate.

    Thank you again for your help :)
     
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    Happy to Help

    -IB
     
  19. balu.syam

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    barns, PM me. Before u try guys like komli, who are costlier, I can help u with e-selling in india.