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Is Clickbank Really This Dead?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by cjmo75, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. cjmo75

    cjmo75 BANNED BANNED

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    I used to be big into article marketing to promote Clickbank, but haven't messed with it too much in about a month because the conversions were just so bad. I was promoting several niches, such as child anxiety, fishing, get your ex back, online surveys, IM, blogging, and weight loss.

    I started building a list about two months ago and sell MRR products to them at discounted prices and am doing very well that.

    I also started another CB account that I use just for my list, and that doesn't do very well either. I think it might be an economy thing because I can send a $7 offer out to my list and easily get 1%-2% conversions all day.

    Still, I can't help but see threads where people are making $300 a week from Clickbank with article marketing (so they claim).

    Even though I haven't written an article in over a month, I still get quite a few hoplinks, but hardly any sales. The traffic is as targeted as it can get, and all of the products I promote have decent sales page, are priced accordingly, and don't have opt-in forms on them.

    Can anyone explain to me what the heck is going on? Are otheres experiences this as well.

    Just take a look at my stats below. 700 hops this month and only 4 sales.

    Talk to me people.

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  2. cballpro

    cballpro Newbie

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    No, Clickbank's not dead. You obviously can't go around to popular sites and put your link up everywhere anymore like the old days (I'm not suggesting you do this). I know people who get 1000 hops and maybe a sale if they're lucky. You have to be strategic with your marketing.

    Best advice and plan of action to follow is to build a targeted list and send relevant offers to them once in a while once you have a good relationship with your list.

    Hope that helps and best of luck,
    Corey
     
  3. SaraJ

    SaraJ Junior Member

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    On the products that I sell each week I have about a 1% conversion rate.

    There are a few that I have like 1 in 300 that buy.

    It's not too awesome but I am making about 20 cents a click on average.

    I haven't done a clickbank project since January so I'm happy with the money that just comes in automatically.
     
  4. JackSparrow

    JackSparrow Supreme Member

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    No way is clickbank dead, just need to market the right stuff to the right people.

    I still make money from Mafia Wars, Farmville, and Frontierville guides even though people reckon theyre dead!!
     
  5. king8egg

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    Try other niches. I am still making a few hundred each week on some products that i did marketing for a year ago, and still selling. Not dead, thats for sure.
     
  6. cjmo75

    cjmo75 BANNED BANNED

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    That's what thi saccount is. These are clicks that are just coming in from articles that I've written in the past year. Like I said, I kind of quit writing articles because I've found much better ways to build my list quicker and get traffic.

    I've resigned myself to the fact that the competition with article marketing and the search is so fierce that I just acan't be bothered.

    I've recently been putting my writing skills to better use to drive traffic.

    I popped out a couple of ebooks and gave them away like crazy to every site I could find. MRR sites, free ebook sites, traffic exchanges, safelists, forums, JV giveaways,etc.

    It's worked well. I've generated almost a 1000 leads since the first one went out 5 weeks ago, and I did it with no help from Google or article marketing.

    I then got an E-Junkiie account and set up 20 decent MRR products and priced that between $7 and $17 and those are what I market to my leads.

    On a $7 product, I can easily make $100-$150 with one broadcast. I've had conversion rates as high as 3.8% on those. Of course, I throw in a ton of bonuses.

    It just makes me wonder how these people are making $300 a week from writing articles and Clickbank. I pretty much think they aren't. Either that or they are promting a product with a $70 or $80 commissions and just selling a few.

    And I'm of the thinking that those sales pages that show people making $100,000 a week from Clickbank are photoshopped BS. You'd need a list of over 100,000 people to do that.

    I guess it could be possible, but it didn't happen in a month like they say it did to sell their product.
     
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    that looks like great conversion to me! i had 585 clicks and 0 sales...
     
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    Don't feel too bad, heres what I got for the last two weeks

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    No man Click bank is perfect in Internet Market .You need to target ur audience
    according to your product as stated above
     
  12. bobbylove321

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    You are looking at your stats incorrectly.

    It doesn't mean 700 hops and 4 sales.

    That's incorrect.

    You have to promote ONE product and get at least 200+ hops to it to see the conversion rate.

    Example: Based on the "afchild" your conversion rate is actually 5% which is really good, so now you just send more hops to that product.
     
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    Direct marketing conversions of 1 to 5% are the norm. You need more traffic and then you can tinker with improving your conversion rates.
     
  14. cjmo75

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    I understand what you're saying, but actually it is statistically correct. If there is a 2% conversion rate overall, that's 2 sales out of 200 hops, but you can't know if the sale is going to come at hop 10 or hop 200. So these stats are accurate. What I have here is 700 hops and 4 sales. That's a .5% conversion rate, and it's what most marketers I know are experiencing, or even less in a lot of cases.