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How to find a product to promote? (warning: newbie questions)

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by sporke, May 16, 2012.

  1. sporke

    sporke Newbie

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    Hi all, I'm completely new to IM but interested and trying to learn. Three questions:

    1. Would promoting a Clickbank product via a webpage be a good way into IM for a beginner?
    2. Are there any special strategies for finding a product to promote?
    3. Does this forum have a beginner's section where I can ask general questions about IM?
     
  2. Heisenberg_

    Heisenberg_ Junior Member

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    Yes this method seems to be working for quite a lot of people. As a newbie you could also try article promoting but I find this method as a good combo for your webpage.

    Search thru this forum and Clickbank and find a product that has potential - Does their webpage look good? Would you buy from them yourself? Do they have catchy articles? How is the competition of other affiliates?...

    Not really. Start reading everything in Affiliate Programs section and learn. Tons of valuable information in there.
     
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  3. hammersnut

    hammersnut Newbie

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    Sporke, I'm the same as you man. I do seo for local businesses at the moment but only have a couple of clients as I've just started really but I'm earning about $700 a month from it. I'm also looking into affiliate marketing as a extra income stream but have not idea where to start or what to promote! I'm ok at getting the traffic and all my sites are on 1st page of G. If you find a decent place to start PM me and let me know!
     
  4. sporke

    sporke Newbie

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    Hehe hammersnut I'm probably the last person to ask :)
    Anyway I was browsing Clickbank products and many of the product pages confuse me: the order form (or the buy button), doesn't it make more sense to put it very early on the page, near the top, instead of close to the bottom like so many pages have? Where's the logic in having to scroll and wade through loads of information before you can actually buy something? Why delay a potential sale?
     
  5. sporke

    sporke Newbie

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    When I promote a Clickbank product on my web page do I link directly to the product's order form on Clickbank or do I have to link to the sellers product page? If so there's two sale's pages the visitor have to read through before they can order?
     
  6. Heisenberg_

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    Let the product page do the major hype. You'll just do review page and send them to the product page with the link that ClickBank gave you when you clicked on the Promote Button. For example- "You can check out the official product page here." and put your clickbank link as html link on the word here. Don't overdo it with the links and banners tho, you want to warm them up, not scare them off.
     
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  7. sporke

    sporke Newbie

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    Heisenberg, it's just that I think many product pages are bad. Screamy and loud if you know what I mean. But maybe that works? But why put the order form/buy button at the bottom?
     
  8. zebrahat

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    If the product page is lousy, but the product itself or the keyword you are using is very good, you might opt for creating an alternative product page, that links direct to the order page while retaining your affiliate data. You don't have to go all out, your own hype page might simply be a duplicate of the original, minus specifically those elements you didn't like on the vendor's product page.
     
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  9. sporke

    sporke Newbie

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    Zebrahat, how do I know whether a product is good? Do I have to buy it myself and try out? I was planning to ask the same question to those who promote via article reviews, do they review something they haven't tried?
     
  10. zebrahat

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    Well it's a judgment call as to whether a product is 'good' or not, but the key issue is whether the product page helps or hurts moving that product. Also, if you are marketing something on the web based on saying it is the best quality item of its kind, you may have to 'know your product" enough to close the sale with knowledgeable site visitors. Reviews are helpful if you want an idea that the product is defendable---if the reviews say the motorbike has no brakes, if you advertise it as having the best brakes around, you could be in for trouble.
     
  11. mrtwister_65

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    There was some firefox addon that was giving clues right on the CB page as which product is better to go after. Can't remember the name. Looked promising for starters.

    You can always substitute seller's landing page with your own, if its not up to par, and direct them to checkout.
     
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  12. Baldor

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    this is all the questions i have my self..
    i dident know if it was legal to make a product page my self and link directly to order/checkout.

    OP im in same situation as you :)

    /Baldor
     
  13. dr.Hus

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    * go check cbengine , lots of good stuff there
    * do not promote products with gravity less than 10
    * check for product activation date
    * its best to promote products with gravity from 20-120 ( low refunds)
    * always check product review ( its important to know what u sell, what ppl think abouth that product and that product that u promote provide value to customers)


    hope you find these tips helpfull and sorry for my bad English
    Hus
     
  14. H2oBoy

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    While I like CBEngine, IMHO..their page is 'loud'...

    If you're just starting out and don't want, or can't handle being distracted, head over to CBSnooper...create a FREE ACCOUNT and then use their navigation to find top performing products/new products/hot products/etc..,etc.,

    All of which should help you find a product/service worth promoting!

    NOTE: Once you see the simplicity of the CBSnooper page...versus that of say CBEngine...You'll see why I like it...and you can get the same basic data displayed!

    Another simple plug-in for Firefox that someone I think before me mentioned but didn't know the name of is...

    CBSurge

    Once activated...and while browsing the CB Marketplace directly..it will inform you which products are worth your time/effort in promoting and which ones are not...of course, no one but the 'creators' of the software know the exact algorithm the app is using...it's still better than trying to 'guess', which could make you spent time/money on trying to promote a product that just won't get buyers to buy no matter how much traffic you send it!

    I've got some more input to add, but FFS...it's way past 3:00 am and I need some serious sleep! :)
     
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