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How to make sales on Clickbank?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by samiejg, May 10, 2014.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I signed up a new Clickbank a week ago and have been trying all week to upload tons of videos to Youtube but have still not yet made any sales. The videos are basically copied from the sales page of the clickbank product, along with a link to the clickbank product, and I have been generating a bit of traffic, but I'm having such a hard time trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong and/or what I can do to get sales. I'm even trying to do keyword stuffing on Youtube and it seems like it's getting me extra traffic but still no sales.
     
  2. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Also, is it possible that I need to do something to my Clickbank account to make it active? Like I created the accounts and then immediately went in and started copying and pasting the promo URLs and then threw them on Youtube. Like do I need to add my SSN or URLs?
     
  3. xsshaxor

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    Maybe the problem is in the fact that you copy the videos from the sales page of the product itself.
    Most people go on YouTube to find a video and review of a person that's NOT affiliated with the product, because they
    want an honest opinion. So if you just copy the video off the sales-page, people won't really buy into it (that's what I think)

    So I think it's better to really create an 'honest' review (of course positive, but make it seem like you're a neutral individual)
    And then get traffic.

    Good luck pal
     
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    xsshaxor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Also, don't paste the hoplink straight into the description box. People will know you're affiliated with the product.
    Better use a bit.ly link or even a custom domain that redirects to your hoplink.

    Once you click on 'promote' on Clickbank, you get a link. That's it.. that's your link.
    People that buy through that link, will get you commission. No need to activate anything.
     
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    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    I'm the guy who made the "broke my first $200 / day" thread with Clickbank.

    And I have *never* in my life stole a vendors sales video straight from their page. For a few reasons -

    1) People are going to watch the same exact video 2 times in a row. This will destroy your conversions.
    2) People on youtube don't want to be sold to, which vendor videos do.
    3) Worst of all, its very easy to strike a copyright violation since some vendors pay between $10,000-$25,000 just to get a video done. Your competitors WILL flag you if your stealing the vendors main sales video.

    You're basically making the mistake that most newbies make.

    First, you're not going to make money in 1 week. On average most people I've seen, including myself, it takes between 3-6 months of testing before the money "rolls in".

    Second, keyword research *is* important, but what is 100xs more important is what you know about copywriting. Affiliate videos need to be crafted a very specific way. For instance, copywriters are use to writing scripts that >>> sell people. Like here is a very generic way of writing copy that converts.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/copywriting-forum/934790-easy-steps-writing-sales-copy-converts.html

    (sorry for linking to WF but its a very concise, good read)

    But with YT, you need to change that formula and remove steps 7 & 8, along with 75% of step 6.

    What I mean is you develop your avatar, define who you're writing to.
    Write a short 3 minute story about how you had the same problem they have and get very detailed.
    Explain how you tried the same things to solve your problem that they're trying.
    Explain that you found a product that really helped. But do NOT overplug the product. I limit myself to mentioning the product just *1* time in my videos. Anything more than that is overselling.
    Start to list the benefits you experienced, and how they'll solve their problems, like they did for you.
    After I plug the product in my videos, I *immediately* say, "if anyone found anything else that worked for them, feel free to let people know in the comments section of this video". I do that to sound unbias and like I'm NOT trying to sell 1 specific product (even though I am).

    Do NOT try to talk about bonuses, and do NOT go for the close. Your main goal is to get the person to watch the vendors VSL. NOT to close or sell them anything. This is the "art of preselling". In some of my videos I don't even mention the product. I just tell people something like "then I found this video, which was the best video I've ever seen in my life. Just go watch this video and let your own brain tell you whether it makes sense or not".

    So basically, I'm following the steps of what copywriters do, I'm just eliminating the end of the process. No bonuses, no overselling the product, none of that stuff. All I do is tell 1 detailed, intimate, believable, story. And I recommend the product like I'd recommend it to a friend. I do not overtalk anything. I *must* sound like a real person, NOT an affiliate. That's honestly the hardest thing to do. People need to believe you're the real deal.

    The affiliates job is to presell and do a form of indirect, take away sales. The vendors job is direct sales. You get the person to raise their hands, the vendor closes the sale.

    If you can rank 1 high quality video, with the copy done right (it generally takes 1-3 months to rank depending on the keyword) then you will see sales. Do not just keep stealing and uploading videos because you'll never make a long term income that way. Not only will your conversions suck, but most of the videos will get taken down in the long run.
     
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  6. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    That is an epic post :) Thank you! I definitely have some work to do. I am somewhat worried about trying to rank videos/pages though. I'm not too great at SEO.. or copywriting for that matter :( My best skill would be programming, but that doesn't help except for making shit.

    P.S. - Do you know if it mandatory to rank videos/webpages in order to get a lot of sales? Since SEO is kind of my weak point, I was wondering if maybe I should just work on the quantity and maybe this will compensate for not ranking them.
     
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  7. fabima

    fabima Newbie

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    I think that it may be good to know what niche you are in and what type of keywords you are going after. When I used Videos to make clickbank sales as I mentioned in my blog post, I was not going for the make money online niche. For that niche I used videos that were about new or upcoming products.

    I agree with Breaknbrix on the fact that using the complete video from the sales letter without permission may not be the safest thing to do if the seller is against it.
     
  8. GroundUp

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    Not great at SEO means either one of two things. Start reading, learning, testing, tracking and tweaking. Or outsource that part of your operations. Most people end up automating and outsourcing it anyway. Its just nice to have a solid grounding in the fundamentals of SEO to know what you are looking for.

    To get your videos ranked in YouTube it will depend on viewer retention i.e. does the viewer view the video in its entirety or at least a good part of the video. People have short attention spans so. Find out what problem the product solves. show people how it solves their problem. and rank for people who are looking for a solution to the problem.

    The video from the sales letter is def a no go. You will most likely get flagged or suspended sooner or later.
     
  9. StrictlyBiznez

    StrictlyBiznez Junior Member

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    With YT reviews, do you hire someone to do the review or do it yourself? I imagine youd write a script for the guy if you outsource right?