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How do you determine if a ClickBank product is worth promoting?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by madsam, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. madsam

    madsam Junior Member

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    And seriously, are clickbank products worth it or is it major trenchwork just to make one commission sale?

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    JackSparrow Supreme Member

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    Can be a major trenchwork, if you cant get the products viewed by the right buying eyes.

    I get hundreds of clickthroughs with no sales, then i suddenly get 10 sales in a row. Strange but thats the way internet marketing can be especially with clickbank products.
     
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    virtua1337 Junior Member

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    Anything with high gravity (tells me people are making sales), if it's been around on the marketplace for a while (again, tells me it's making sales to stay in the marketplace), OR if it's just a good fit for the keywords or niche I'm in.
     
  4. madsam

    madsam Junior Member

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    Good answer, is it right in thinking that it is VERY difficult to make money promoting clickbank products? IE it's more than just write an article saying how good it is and promote the article in all the usual places?
     
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    It's not more difficult to promote a Clickbank product than any other affiliate product. Just make sure you choose Non Internet Marketing/Making Money related niches.
     
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    In terms of how to pick, it's really up to you.

    Some will say to pick a high-gravity offer, because a lot of people are making sales with it. Others will say not to, because that means a ton of people interested in such an offer have probably seen it recently.

    Some will say pick something that has shown to be in the marketplace for a long time because it has shown staying power. Others will say not to, because it's probably saturated.

    My advice? Pick something with what you would consider to be an enticing sales page. Make it something that is rising in gravity over a few days, and not dropping, but something that isn't on the first two pages (ensures that you're not unknowingly competing with a bunch of affiliates in a contest).

    Oh, and peter's right. Unless you know DAMN sure what you're doing, stay out of the biz-opp/IM/eCommerce/Make Money niche.
     
  7. kittykat

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    I had a heck of a time with Dog products, I find leaks on every page I went to which really brought my sales down. The biggest leaks out there are products that give a mini course through email. Once I found a unleaked product my sales are back to normal.
     
  8. jeancarlin

    jeancarlin Registered Member

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    To piggyback on kittykat, the leaks happen when a merchant sends an email promotion to the user and uses another affiliate link (one which they own).

    The way clickbank works is that the last affiliate link clicked will overwrite and previous cookie. So, pretend I send an email to my list promoting a dog offer. A reader clicks the link and goes to the merchant page. Now my cookie is placed on the users system. If they buy, I get credit. If however they decide to sign up for the merchants newsletter, and the merchant sends them another email with their affiliate link then I would not get credit for the sale because the last affiliate link used was not mine.

    Same thing if the user goes back to Google and clicks "dog product reviews" and then reads someone elses review and clicks someone else's link, I would no longer get credit because my cookie has been replaced.

    I have tried organic and paid (Adwords) traffic to Clickbank products and my conclusion is that it is a waste of time. Now, I did not test hundreds of products but after such low conversion rates (1 out of 1000 and even worse sometimes), I quit.

    Of course there are people making sales on Clickbank but they must know something that I do not.

    JC.