A bit about myself: I created four clickbank ebooks over the years. Two are big hits. One was a flop. And one was only performing so-so. My products have about 1-2% refund rate. Always remember, affiliates ARE important. 50% of my sales come from affiliates - mostly from the same few superaffiliates. Quality IS important. Take pride in your product and offer the customer more than he/she expects. It's just good, ethical business. My advice - 1. Have a specific niche you're an expert in. Or, at least, something that you can appear to be an expert in. Coin collecting? Gardening? Plumbing? Basket weaving? Whatever... just pick something specific. 2. There are certain niches to avoid, because they're so over saturated: online marketing, adsense, weight loss, get-rich-quick schemes, gambling, and others. 3. You'll need to keep up on customer support EVERY day. Every day I get emails from people who had trouble downloading, have questions about what they read in my ebook, got a double charge from clickbank (it happens at least once a week), or (rarely) even need a refund processed. 4. There are some great products in the clickbank marketplace. And there are some super crappy ones. And even some outright scams. Because of this, clickbank doesn't always have the cleanest reputation with customers. You'll need to make your product stand out as honest and reputable. 5. Despite what I said above, Clickbank has been good to me. They always pay on time. It is easy to attract good affiliates. They accept all types of payments from all countries. They are good about answering emails when you write to them. Their fees are reasonable. 6. When you develop your sales page, don't pay a professional to design a site. That part is easy. Just look at other sales pages that work and imitate the style. Be sure your writing and grammar on the sales page (and in the product) are flawless. Invest in a copywriter to write the sales page, if needed. 7. Invest in some good, brandable graphics. You should have a logo, a graphic header, and things like that. (There are cheap graphic designers all over the internet.) Personally, I don't like to use pictures of paperback books and cardboard boxes - it confuses customers. I used to have pictures of paperback books - and then they'd pay for the product and write back to say, "I didn't receive my book in the mail." Now I just use square logos instead. 8. 95% of successful clickbank marketers have an opt-in list. I don't. Affiliates LOVE the fact that I don't have an opt-in list. Most publishers milk the list to upsell and resell and nag potential customers. Also, customers are less likely to trust sites with an opt-in list. Personally, I think it's spam... and I don't want to be a spammer. I don't think I've ever signed up for a clickbank publisher's list and found that I liked receiving the emails. Most clickbank publishers would disagree with me. Use your judgement. 9. Keep your prices reasonable. My products are under 30. I've sold thousands each year. And remember -it's an ebook. Not costing you a thing to reproduce, print, ship. Most ebooks are overpriced - and it's why most clickbank publishers fail. Customers aren't stupid. 10. Offer a super commission. I offer affiliates 60%. I can then tell affiliates "you'll make more than I do on the sale." When affiliates look for products to promote, they're looking for an honest product, a sales page that converts, and high commissions. If you offer them a higher commission than others, they will flock to your product like birds flock to.. uhh... whatever birds flock to. 11. Patience. My clickbank products are over 4 years old. They didn't start doing well until 6 months or more after I released them. It took time to get ranked in google and to build an affiliate base. But once it gets going - you'll be happily collecting your checks at the mailbox. 12. Offer free content on your website. Make the main sales page your homepage, but offer lots and lots of free articles (written by you) as well. The free articles will bring traffic to your site. And traffic is customers. (Upload your articles to a traditional website format, instead of a blog - this way they seem more current if you don't update them regularly.) 13. Speaking of traffic, learn the basics of SEO. Without it, your site will be lost in Google's rankings. 14. Don't waste your money buying products to tell you how to make/sell things using clickbank. They're a waste of money. You can figure it out pretty easily... and everything you need to know if available for free on the internet. Creating the product, designing the website, writing a sales page, creating articles - it's TONS and TONS of work... It took me hundreds and hundreds of hours. But once it's done, you can sit back and enjoy the profits. The only real work is checking your emails and replying to customers who need help. That's all I can think of now. I wish you success.