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Is promoting a CB product as affiliate still worth?

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  1. businessbira

    businessbira Power Member

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    I'm asking you guys: Is promoting a CB product still worth the hassle or should I stay away from it and promote products from somewhere else?

    I'm asking this question cause I heard that the tracking system of CB is a pain in the ass for affiliates. There are more than one thread here at BHW where a lot of users blame CB for not counting all the sales/commissions to affialiates.

    What do you think about this issue? anybody willing to share his experience?

    thanks in advance, anyway
    businessbira
     
  2. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    In my opinion it's worth it, but only in non IM related niches. I am a CB vendor since 2001 and never had major negative experiences with them.
     
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    I definitely believe that it is still worth it. I don't believe that they "shave" commissions from people. Most people that think that simply don't understand how to take into account fluctuation in conversions from a day-to-day basis and how to average those out.

    Last year, I made so much from CB that they invited me to affiliate summit east and gave me a free Gold Pass just to get me there....I made that money solely as an affiliate.
     
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  4. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    I agree with Peter. Stay away from the Internet Marketing/Make Money At Home niche. Today's IM noobs quickly learn that they can become a CB affiliate and have someone buy the product they want under their affiliate link. Then they pay the buyer back and keep the commission. Which ultimately means that they can get any CB product for 50% - 75% discount. Also, the IM Gurus and Super Affiliates have such a large list they market to, that it would be very difficult to compete with them. Not impossible, but definitely difficult.

    You will do much better by selling in niches for the general public (Non IM'ers).

    Cheers! - "Wiz"
     
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  5. alantan

    alantan Newbie

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    It's very easy to ask for refund! Therefore not good for affiliate
     
  6. peter2002

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    You will have acceptable (= low) refund rates when you promote a good product in a non IM related niche.
     
  7. thedocmillionaire

    thedocmillionaire Junior Member

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    My own experience is that Clickbank really worth it. Like you, I was wondering the same thing. I even start planning to leave clickbank. But when I buy something from Clickbank with my affiliate link, the sale has always been tracked and the commission into my bank account.

    The same when I ask friends to buy products from my link. So I conclude that their tracking system is good and they pay smoothly.

    Really worth build a business around it.
     
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    ultimategamechain Power Member

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    I just got my check last month from clickbank so I think its still worth.
     
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    carsonrathi Senior Member

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    Agree with Peter, market is good for NON IM niche and also stay away from Forex products. Rest you can easily make income promoting residual income product by adwords and 'something'. Easy but takes time to set up proper landing page/blog and right keywords.
     
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    @carsonrahti: Good that you mentioned to stay away from all Forex products. I forgot to list this category in my post. The products are mostly garbage, and the refund rates are insane.
     
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    Don't expect to be spoonfed, dude.
    I started out with ZERO knowledge. I learn and research.
    Over time, I create my OWN methods to earn more money.

    You can read as many 'tutorials' as you like, but they will be overly-saturated. You must be creative - don't just follow blindly, you must understand and be creative to innovate a method.
     
  13. G0D0VERY0U

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    Just do what I did. Buy every good informational product you can find, learn it, try it.

    Buy every good piece of software you can. Learn it, try it.

    What I started doing just to avoid my wife has produced some good income, but you need to take the first step. In internet marketing, that means you need to take the first 100 steps, trust me. It's not like replacing your car's starter. No tutorial is that good. No explanation is that fulfilling.
     
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    I use to be with CB a while back, then I quite, but I started promoting CB products again about 3 months ago. It's very difficult to find the right product to promote, however with enough research I'm sure it can be done. Unfortunately I cannot be of much help here as I'm still looking for that product myself...

    Good luck!
     
  15. Movie

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    actually never made money from it.
    i use different stuff
     
  16. tabish8612

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    Well I earn nearly $300+ selling strategy guide on facebook only. Now, I learn a lot about SEO and start finding some good product related to health niche. Then promote it through SEO
     
  17. Ramsweb

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    A lot of the people who complain about shaving are those who are impatient. They make a few sales in the first 2-3 days and then see that the stats fall. They think it is a scam after just 10 days. You have to run a campaign at least for a month to figure out an average. Even better is to run a campaign for two months and then decide if it is worth continuing.

    Every niche has a certain pattern to it. Sometimes you will notice that sales are stronger during the first half of the month after people get paid. Some other niches will see a lot of weekend sales.

    It all depends on the niche and you have to give it some time before calling it a scam and so on. It takes a little patience.

    I too agree about avoiding the IM stuff. Remember that you are selling to people who also want to make the same sort of commission livelihood that you make. They know about refunds and most of them will claim it at the drop of the hat. A lot of the products in that niche also over promise and under deliver.

    I once picked up a IM related product with gravity of something like 600+ and worked on it for an hour. 3 sales within one hour. All 3 refunded within 10 days - It sucked.

    But if you find a good niche and work a little hard - there is no reason you won't make money from Clickbank.