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ClickBank Is Not Dead!

April 1st, 2009 posted by · 8 Comments


Remember ClickBank? You don’t hear much about them anymore, but thousands of dollars are still being made daily by affiliates I know personally.

ClickBank is sort of like the pioneer of affiliate networks. I made my first check online from ClickBank a couple years ago. It wasn’t hard to do, as the products they offer in their marketplace are not found on CPA networks. There have been many differing opinions on ClickBank lately, but I’ve never given up on them. It’s still a good source of revenue without doing too much work. Seriously.

I log into my account about once a week and I’m surprised that I still make sales. For the most part, I haven’t tweaked any links or campaigns in months and the whole thing is just running on autopilot now with my hoplinks posted in multiple places. Can’t complain, right?

ClickBank has also made several changes recently, including their payment system. They now offer direct deposit on a weekly basis with a threshold of only $10.00! Pretty sweet, huh? You can make one sale and then get paid for it the following week. No more waiting to hit $100 or something and then get paid 30-60 days later like some networks. This is one of the reasons ClickBank is great for fast cash. Actually, let me rephrase that so it doesn’t sound so shady… “ClickBank is great for legitimate income in a timely manner.” There we go.

Many top affiliates have even added their own products to the ClickBank marketplace to get other affiliates to push their products. The first ever product I promoted with them was The Rich Jerk. Say what you will about RJ’s attitude and the way he conducts business, but the guy knows what he’s talking about and I learned a lot from being in his program back in 2006.

If you’re not on ClickBank anymore, or have never been, consider paying them a visit and see what they can offer you.

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8 Comments so far
  1. goblogging MyAvatars 0.2

    Yups, ClickBank has made a lot well changes. One of them that I really love is now Clickbank receives publishers from Indonesia.

  2. Webmaster MyAvatars 0.2

    I used to make good money from Click bank but it died. The top products seem to be about cleaning up your PC or Paid Surveys.

    The concept of making 1000’s of $ daily is very compelling.

    The spyware/worm/virus removal route seems best to me, maybe I’ll give it another shot?

    I just need to make a shocking landing page that makes a visitor think their computer is totally infested with worms and viruses I guess 😈

  3. Chris Jacobson MyAvatars 0.2

    @Webmaster: That’s evil, but whatever works. 😛

  4. Mitch MyAvatars 0.2

    I hope Clickbank isn’t dead, but I need some personal proof of it. Not only have I never made a sale in 3 years, I’ve never even been shown that anyone has clicked on one of the links, which seems odd because I’m betting a dog could put up a Clickbank link and get at least a click within 3 years.

    Still, I have a list of products on my blog and most in that list are Clickbank, so maybe one day I’ll at least see that, eh?

  5. Chris Jacobson MyAvatars 0.2

    @Mitch: I went the longest time without making a ClickBank sale and got super frustrated. Some products just don’t convert no matter how much you promote them. You’ll make a sale if you keep at it.

    I don’t spend a lot of time playing around with ClickBank… I just put up a landing page and do some SEO and leave it over time. I don’t make huge sums of money from it, but it’s good enough to fill up my gas tank. 😛

  6. Mitch MyAvatars 0.2

    And maybe that’s my problem. I’ve talked about a couple of the products on my blog, and I have them all listed in their own category on the side, and I have some of these products listed on another website, but I haven’t spent any time creating my own landing page, since they all have their own landing pages.

  7. Chris Jacobson MyAvatars 0.2

    @Mitch: Sometimes the landing pages for the products themselves don’t do a good enough job of selling to the customer. I tend to pick out some keywords from the merchant’s landing page and put them in big red letters on my custom landing page with some time sensitive text like, “Don’t Wait Until It’s Gone”, or “Final Day to Get This Deal!” etc.

    Creating a generic domain for your landing page is a good idea too. Let’s say you went with (for example), then put each offer you want to promote into a sub folder. would host one landing page for one offer and so on. Then you can work on optimizing the root domain for SEO and not each individual folder. For the index page, put up a page linking to each offer you’re promoting and update it as needed when you add new ones.

  8. Mitch MyAvatars 0.2

    So, you’re okay with subdomains, as opposed to having to buy a brand new domain each time you want to promote something, right? See, that’s one thing I’m against, recommending to people to constantly buy new domain names for only one page and product, and then having that product die out and you’re sitting there with a domain for a couple more years. It won’t be me, that’s for sure.

    Thanks; good stuff here.