Is Clickbank worth the effort?

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Hi all

First post for me. I run an agency here in the UK that builds websites, offers SEO to small local businesses and a few ad campaigns. Nothing massive yet, but building. 18 months old now.

Looking for a side project and I'm keen to get into Affiliate marketing. I've initially worked through Matt Diggity's LAB and am now looking into what offers to promote.

Clickbank just seems like most of the products are, well, crap. I'm not looking for recommendations of particular products, but are there any other sites that offer affiliate products?

I'm just feeling like most offerings on Clickbank are spammy, fairly lacklustre and have really tacky landing pages that surely can't convert.

Is it just me expecting too much? Is it just worth a shot at the least awful looking one?

Cheers!
 

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True, most of the products seem worthless; however, affiliates are banking hard with 'em (I've seen cases where people are making thousands of $$$ on a weekly basis). Look, you're not going to hold a gun to anybody's head demanding them to buy a product they don't want. Besides, Clickbank has a very nice return policy, if your potential buyers think the products are shit, they can easily return 'em and demand for a refund (which rarely happens). So, stop standing on the curb, get on the fucking bus already. Let your potential buyers be the judge of that.
 

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True, most of the products seem worthless; however, affiliates are banking hard with 'em (I've seen cases where people are making thousands of $$$ on a weekly basis). Look, you're not going to hold a gun to anybody's head demanding them to buy a product they don't want. Besides, Clickbank has a very nice return policy, if your potential buyers think the products are shit, they can easily return 'em and demand for a refund (which rarely happens). So, stop standing on the curb, get on the fucking bus already. Let your potential buyers be the judge of that.

Tough love but fair points all round.

If there's money to be made shovelling shit then it might be worth a shot. Appreciate you taking the time to reply. I'll select one, see what we can do and go from there. Aiming for the top, just need to take the first step. As you say, time to get on the bus.

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In the short time I've been here, I've noticed one recurring theme in the forum when it comes to which niche is profitable in Internet Marketing. For any given niche, whether it be Instagram, YouTube, Adult, Affiliate, etc... you'll see half the field saying that xyz is dead and no long working... while another half, albeit more silently, are banking hand-over-fist in the same niche.

So you have to ask yourself, why the difference? How does one marketer succeed in a niche that others claim to be dead in the water?

I think it's a combination of things, but surely effort, determination, imagination, and an insistence on adapting to changes in the marketplace have to be way up there. I'm also a huge believer in a positive attitude, not just in IM, but in life as well.

If you read through some of the threads, especially lately, there are tons of folks here who have been to death's door and are still here, making it work for them despite what the naysayers might say or what life has dealt to them.

I also see a lot of "you're not going to be spoon-fed here". It's become obvious to me that these folks are willing to go above and beyond to help those who help themselves. I have tremendous respect for that.

I wish you the best on your journey.
 

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In the short time I've been here, I've noticed one recurring theme in the forum when it comes to which niche is profitable in Internet Marketing. For any given niche, whether it be Instagram, YouTube, Adult, Affiliate, etc... you'll see half the field saying that xyz is dead and no long working... while another half, albeit more silently, are banking hand-over-fist in the same niche.

So you have to ask yourself, why the difference? How does one marketer succeed in a niche that others claim to be dead in the water?

I think it's a combination of things, but surely effort, determination, imagination, and an insistence on adapting to changes in the marketplace have to be way up there. I'm also a huge believer in a positive attitude, not just in IM, but in life as well.

If you read through some of the threads, especially lately, there are tons of folks here who have been to death's door and are still here, making it work for them despite what the naysayers might say or what life has dealt to them.

I also see a lot of "you're not going to be spoon-fed here". It's become obvious to me that these folks are willing to go above and beyond to help those who help themselves. I have tremendous respect for that.

I wish you the best on your journey.

Superb, thanks very much for your words and thoughts on this. Much appreciated!
 

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Well, yes and no, there're some quality products on ClickBank. If you're looking for more quality, you should contact the companies directly and see whether they're willing to work with you.
 

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Well, yes and no, there're some quality products on ClickBank. If you're looking for more quality, you should contact the companies directly and see whether they're willing to work with you.

Thanks and I assume that's just a matter of outreach, finding products that we like and then approaching them with a plan. For an initial project I think I'll find a ClickBank one that's already set up. Then once that's working, look into working with companies direct.
 

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Thanks and I assume that's just a matter of outreach, finding products that we like and then approaching them with a plan. For an initial project I think I'll find a ClickBank one that's already set up. Then once that's working, look into working with companies direct.

Exactly and that's the right step to take since most companies that sell quality products would require a proof of earnings in order to set up an affiliate deal with you.
 

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Exactly and that's the right step to take since most companies that sell quality products would require a proof of earnings in order to set up an affiliate deal with you.

Thanks again, that's a valuable insight. Appreciate your help bud!
 

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In the short time I've been here, I've noticed one recurring theme in the forum when it comes to which niche is profitable in Internet Marketing. For any given niche, whether it be Instagram, YouTube, Adult, Affiliate, etc... you'll see half the field saying that xyz is dead and no long working... while another half, albeit more silently, are banking hand-over-fist in the same niche.

So you have to ask yourself, why the difference? How does one marketer succeed in a niche that others claim to be dead in the water?

I think it's a combination of things, but surely effort, determination, imagination, and an insistence on adapting to changes in the marketplace have to be way up there. I'm also a huge believer in a positive attitude, not just in IM, but in life as well.

If you read through some of the threads, especially lately, there are tons of folks here who have been to death's door and are still here, making it work for them despite what the naysayers might say or what life has dealt to them.

I also see a lot of "you're not going to be spoon-fed here". It's become obvious to me that these folks are willing to go above and beyond to help those who help themselves. I have tremendous respect for that.

I wish you the best on your journey.

Har har. Well said.
 

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Clickbank used to be good a few years ago. But now people preffer to buy physical things (Amazon).

I myself, made good money on CB long time ago. But I left clickbank when my sales went down with no reason and conversions almost dissapeared .in most of the products gravity is Now half of what used to be, which is very significant
 

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hard to believe when you have 0 sales, but these guys still making millions every month. Some offers look really oldschool.
 

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If you know how to get traffic: yes!
But choose the products wisely. Check the sales page as well. Some are really crappy.
 

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Hi, mate. Well, the trick is to learn to weed out the trash products and the gold. The trash are the cheap, poorly made, many times expensive products that don’t live up to the expectations given to them. These can be severely damaging to your brand if you promote them so always watch out.

Best regards.
 
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