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Have any of you ever had success launching your own clickbank products?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by CollinEm, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. CollinEm

    CollinEm Junior Member

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    So I'm reading on Clickbank that it's just a 49.95 activation fee for a product, how come people aren't out writing their own e-books? They have an army of thousands of people to sell it for them..
     
  2. codo3500

    codo3500 Regular Member

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    I've written my own e-books, but never bothered to put it on Clickbank. I've always thought that I'd be better off spending that potential commission I'm paying the affiliates on my SEO instead, has proven successful to date.

    I'm considering launching a new book and giving CB a try, but I'm not overly optimistic. There are SO many products on CB already, it'll be hard to get affiliates onto it in my opinion - and if I do, I'm just creating more SEO competition in some cases.
     
  3. CollinEm

    CollinEm Junior Member

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    Interesting. So what are your methods to selling your current e-books? I'm considering writing one since I'm very good at writing. Trying to figure out ways to sell it easily and make a decent profit.
     
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    codo3500 Regular Member

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    Purely SEO. Using a WP plugin to receive payment via PayPal. Pretty straight-forward - find a niche with traffic, write a book, rank for it.
     
  5. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish Junior Member

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    CB does work, but you need to have some kind of already waiting JV partners or your affiliate subscriber list. Otherwise don't expect miracles :D

    People that have been earning a lot of money with CB, have probably spend years building up their contacts and connections.
     
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    The product creation is the least of your worries.

    In fact I have personally experienced vendors that create the sales funnel before they create the actual product. (Selling through Paypal).

    The reason they do this is to find out how much potential their is & if it's worth creating the actual product. You can just refund these guys because the money is peanuts if you know it has potential.

    I launched 4 products before and 2 of them where a complete waste of time.

    What many people seem to think, is that affiliates will randomly jump in and promote your product. This certainly doesn't work that way.

    You don't want to waste anyones time and therefor need to know how to promote your own product(s). If you can't make at least 20 sales with your own sales funnel then why should affiliates?

    You will also want a good back-end setup for up-sells and down-sells, because 30% to 25% on your initial price isn't going to make you wealthy. Dealing with the support tickets, questions etc... takes up a lot of time but can of course be outsourced. These days Clickbank will kick you off if you have a refund rate higher then 15%, especially when your new to their network as vendor.

    More importantly you need to make sure your Product converts. I would say 2% is the bare min to keep affiliates promoting your product, if the return is high enough.

    Don't get me wrong it's defiantly worth it in the long run, but if your not able to generate at least (1)2 sale(s) per day in a similar niche as affiliate you shouldn't waste your time.
     
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    greyhats Junior Member

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    I agreed with Waddup, you should try to sell your product by yourself first before putting it on affiliate program like CB or CJ
     
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    soma56 Regular Member

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    I 'third' that. I've considered CB but there's something 'off' about them. I can't put my finger on it. I just have this feeling I would get screwed out of something - somewhere.
     
  9. JessyCavalari

    JessyCavalari Registered Member

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    I wrote a book last summer called "the ultimate guide to fiverr" and was thinking exactly what you said about 'thousands of people' waiting to help me sell it;
    Overall i've made about 200? from sales so it's ok in that respect, however;
    • Launching the product of a WSO was much more successful (however it made the book a target for piracy) but gave around 500? on the first week and continued to generate about 200? over the next month
    • The amount of refunds with CB is ridiculous - because of their policies (basically no questions asked refunds) around 60% of people file for refunds (wether it is the book itself or just people out to milk CB I'm still not too sure)

    So from my experience, it isn't really too much worth it - maybe upload it for a while so it generates some backlinks and then take it down (there are many automated databases that automatically create said links) or just publish it as a WSO, or if you're good at SEO, just dive in and DIY :p

    (This may be terrible advice, i'm still quite a newbie at this, but thought it wouldn't hurt to share!)
     
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    I sell my own product on cb. I made over $800 one good day. I don't count on affiliates, I sell it myself on free Webinars. I like click bank because they have good processing, tho they take seven percent. I feel I can trust them, and they are well known. The fee is worth to me. I actually show the clickbank order form on the Webinars and explain who they are....it adds some safety for they buyers.