Introduction To Clickbank

Lesson 1: Why Clickbank?

What is it about Clickbank that makes it so popular? What makes it a great business opportunity? Why Clickbank?


Why Clickbank?


First and foremost, you will need to understand what Clickbank is. Clickbank is an online retailer. It is the largest digital information site today with an affiliate program network. This simply means that it acts as a gateway for publishers and affiliates. This is what makes it relatively easy for anyone to find products that they can promote and earn hefty commissions from.


One of the biggest pluses about Clickbank is that it is easy to set-up an account with. This makes it easy for you to start earning money right away. It uses a “hotlink” system that allows you to insert your affiliate ID. All you need to do is create a nickname that is embedded in your selected product’s URL and you can start selling or promoting the product.


Becoming a Clickbank affiliate is also free. There are no registration fees, no hidden charges and no other fees that will be charged if you decide to become an affiliate. You can simply go to the site, choose to become an affiliate and register. Once you do that, you can go ahead and browse through the products available in the Marketplace and choose those that you want to promote. You then proceed to promote those products and then earn commissions on every sale that you make. Remember that you can earn anywhere from 10% to as much as 75% of the sale value as commission on any sale that is made through your promotion efforts.


If you have an existing home based business website or blog, you can start making money with no need of creating a product of your own. This is very important because most promoters have problems regarding creating products that will sell. Clickbank gives you a wide choice of products to promote so you can earn money right away. Another of the biggest pluses of affiliate marketing is that you get to earn by selling someone else’s products. Clickbank is the same, except for the fact that the products in Clickbank are digital products like software, e-books, subscriptions or videos.


With Clickbank, you have options regarding how to sell the products. A lot of the affiliate retailers promote products on their Clickbank websites and earn commissions. Others put links on their home based business websites. You have a choice about how you can sell the products. You can choose the option that works best for you.


On the other hand, if you are a vendor or a publisher, Clickbank is a very good place to feature your product because you have the leverage of the hundreds of thousands of affiliate marketers that can promote your product on the web. All you need to do is create a selling page for your product that is well designed and well written so that affiliates will find it attractive and choose to sell your products. This makes it easy for you to start earning for your product that is being promoted and sold by someone else.


Clickbank takes care of the all the payment transactions by customers who buys products. This means that publishers need not go through the trouble of getting a merchant account with credit card companies. Clickbank will accept the payments in e-checks or credit cards. This gives publishers more freedom to work on their next product instead of worrying about transactions.


Clickbank is built on a platform that truly works. People get paid regularly and on time. Products get delivered and it is a win-win for all concerned. For all the ten years that Clickbank has been in business, it prides itself on never being late for payment even once. Considering the sheer numbers of transactions that they handle on a daily basis, their ability to keep track of who gets paid and paying those people on time is not something to be taken lightly.


Clickbank also handles recurring billing subscriptions or memberships through its Marketplace. Anyone with an account can offer up to 500 products. This means that mixing in a few recurring billing products to an affiliate’s portfolio or products means a regular monthly income.


Clickbank has been doing business for so many years especially in the service of credit card payment online. Now, they are also accepting PayPal as a way to pay for products sold in Clickbank marketplace. It gives more flexibility to online users.


Another great plus for Clickbank is that it has been in the business for many years and has built up a name and a reputation as being a brand that can be trusted. Customers know that their credit card details are safe. In this day and age where there are many cases of online customers getting defrauded, being secure in the knowledge that your credit card information is safe means everything.


This is also a big advantage for affiliates as they can be confident that the buyers who buy the products they are promoting will not face any problems. Publishers can also rest assured that their products are being sold in a legitimate and responsible site.


Clickbank also handles all the transactions involving payment of commissions to affiliates. This means that publishers can rest easy and focus on developing new products to sell. Publishers will not have to keep track of who sells what when and how much is due that affiliate. Clickbank takes care of everything.


Clickbank even issues refunds when required. Publishers can go on creating new products without any added stress. All this is available for only a small fraction of the total price of the products. Considering all the advantages, it seems more like a wise investment.


Clickbank also provides its partners with the information that really matters. They provide real-time tracking reports. This means that whenever there is a sale of your product, you can login to your account and see the sales records. You can also check the performance of your promotion efforts at any time night or day.

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