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Questions about Clickbank

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by passby, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. passby

    passby Newbie

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    Hi people :)

    I decided that I will start a new IM business including ClickBank. A lot of people are making money with it and I said why not me.
    I have a hosting account with domain name.
    I know the basic stuff about CB and many tricks that I read about here on this forum, but I'm still confused about some things so I'm asking you guys :)

    - Is there anyway that makes the merchant may steal my commission ?
    - What is gravity ??
    - What is average rebill total ??
    - Is it best to promote one product on one website or many products (same niche) on the same website ????
    - Would you add some adsense ads or amazon ads on your CB product's website ?? If not why ???

    I hope that's not too nooby :/

    Thank you
    Cheers.
     
  2. ButcherPete

    ButcherPete Regular Member

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    I'm still somewhat of a noob myself, but I think I can answer some questions for you...

    - Is there anyway that makes the merchant may steal my commission ?
    Nope. It's all automated by Clickbank. If it says 75% or 50% or whatever, that's how much you get (unless there's a refund or something)

    - What is gravity ??
    I don't know exactly, but it's a rough measure of how successful a product is. I've heard most people on here say that you should avoid products with under 1 point of gravity, but not higher than 70, because that means there will be too much competition. But low gravity doesn't mean a product won't sell; maybe it's just that nobody has bothered to find a market for it yet (ripe for your picking!) or the product is brand new and has not had any sales yet. Similarly, a high gravity doesn't mean a product is good. There are ways for vendors to artificially bump up their gravity. The best way to tell is look at the site and the product. If it looks spammy and crappy, it probably won't sell, regardless of gravity.

    - What is average rebill total ??

    I believe it is how much you get on average from recurring billing products, like subscriptions and stuff that keeps charging the customer every month. Obviously, you want a product with a high rebill total.

    - Is it best to promote one product on one website or many products (same niche) on the same website ????
    It depends on what kind of website you are running... If it's a personal niche blog, you don't want to promote TOO many different products because it will make the whole site look spammy. I would suggest you find 2 or 3 high quality products in that niche, and stick with those. Something I did with one of my sites that worked very well was: write a blog post about each product, then make the rest of the posts just regular content with no product links in them, but link back to my posts about the products whenever I can. For example, I'd say "as I mentioned in this post [link] this product is still a good one if you want to blah blah blah" And I also put a banner ad for one of the products off to the side. This way, even if they don't find their way back to the post with the affiliate link, they might still see the banner ad and buy it. On the other hand, if you're doing a review-style site for one particular niche, you can promote as many products as you want as long as they're relevant.

    - Would you add some adsense ads or amazon ads on your CB product's website ?? If not why ???

    Some people put Adsense on the site along with Clickbank products, but I would not recommend it, simply because Google LOVES to ban people for the most minuscule infractions, and it's well known that Google HATES affiliate marketers. You can try it, but just remember you might get banned and never get your payment. As far as Amazon... I don't see why you can't do Amazon and Clickbank, as long as you don't overdo it and make the site look spammy.
     
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  3. passby

    passby Newbie

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    Thank you for your answers Speedo (I mean Mr. Earl) that was very helpful :)
     
  4. Junkfood00

    Junkfood00 Elite Member

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    Don't go by the gravity, instead focus on promoting products that you would actually buy if you were the visitor. Check the sales page and the social communities, see what people are talking about it. Also see if you can rank in top 3.

    Whether if you can promote Adsense/Amazon/Chitika it's up to you, but I wouldn't recommend it if your pages are more of review articles. If your site is informative and provides good value for the visitor then you have nothing to worry about. Don't overdo the ads though.
     
  5. Amsterdammer

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    Gravity just means the amount of sales since introduction according to a YT clip I saw on it. Lots of sales means lots of gravity, it just doesn't measure how long it took to get that amount of sales.

    If it says 50% or whatever that just means you get that percentage from whatever the merchant is selling the product to CB for, NOT what the customer is paying for it.
    Calculate 90% minus 1 dollar and take your cut out of that. The reason for that can be found on the CB site. I am too lazy to search for a link but the whole system is explained very well. 90% is not the accurate amount either, its 92% I believe but it can fluctuate, can't remember the conditions for that though.

    Other than that ButcherPete is completely right I think. :)
     
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  7. williamk

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    Speedo said it all. BTW why do you plan on using clickbank? Try something else like CJ or CPA.
     
  8. jhonson5

    jhonson5 Power Member

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    Speedo that was speedy and very much helpful. And all other replies are also helpful.
     
  9. RumplesForeskin

    RumplesForeskin Newbie

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    Interesting read, thanks for the insight.
     
  10. passby

    passby Newbie

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    I think it's the most trusty !!