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Selling ebooks - PayPal vs Clickbank

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by edc, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. edc

    edc Regular Member

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    Anybody have pros and cons of each? I'm trying to decide which way to go.

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    I have an ebook in the works and I am wondering the same thing. I here crap about both of them. Anyone know if paydotcom any good? Also, will clickbank or paydotcom produce more affiliates?
     
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    I don't know about PayDotCom, but Clickbank at least gives you a shot at them. Clickbank has a pretty generous refund policy, which may or may nt be a good thing for an internet marketing product.

    Also - a good way to get affiliates is to list your product on jv affiliate pro dot com. It's all one word.

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    I also am finishing up an eBook, and I have been researching cb and pdc. From what I can gather, CB only pays out like monthly whereas PDC you get your payments instantly to PP. With PDC, you payout to your affiliates once a month.

    Personally, I am going with PDC for my first venture and then see how things go from there.
     
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    Clickbank takes a higher transaction percentage... but they also have a much more streamlined checkout process that likely increases conversions. They don't ask your customers for extra information, or try to make them sign up for an account, like PayPal does.

    ClickBank also gives you immediate access to a lot of affiliates. Obviously good if you want other people to help you market the system.

    Yeah you can get software or services to do an affiliate program with PayPal, but that's an extra distraction/hassle you don't really need to deal with.

    I tried saving a few percentage points on the fees by switching an ebook I wrote from CB to PP. Turned out to be a bad idea, I made way fewer sales and much less money.
     
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    Oh yeah, I forgot about the immediate PayPal payment, definitely a plus in their favor... but long-term I'd still suggest ClickBank.

    Especially if it's an Internet Marketing product, because you'll make a lot of sales by people buying through their own CB hoplink.

    Don't hate on that BTW... it's still a sale for you and it increases your product's gravity in the CB Marketplace.