Some online marketers ask me time and time again if Clickbank products are even any good.
There are so many things I can say about the products from Clickbank, but that shouldn’t make you think differently about their products.
For beginners online, Clickbank is one of the more popular affiliate programs to sign up for and that is not a problem.
In regards to online marketing however, most of the publishers tarnish the Clickbank name by scamming customers just to make sales.
In retrospect, you can say that those kinds of products aren’t going to be the best but then again, you can’t say that all of them are garbage as that isn’t the case.
I personally have tried too many online marketing programs on Clickbank and have failed time and time again.
Do keep in mind that that was in 2014, which was the actual year I did this post.
Things have changed somewhat but was it for the better?
Here is my take on one of the biggest market place for digital products.
What is Clickbank
Clickbank is a a marketplace for digital products for both publishers and advertisers conducting business on the internet.
They were established in 1998 and have grown over the years with many products coming and going on a daily basis.
They offer thousands of digital products from e-books to different kinds of software as well as fitness products and recipes.
Along with the thousands of products, Clickbank has over 12,000 digital vendors that are eager for you to take their products and sell them to earn a commission.
Some Clickbank vendors give you as much as 75% of the pie just for selling their products, which is definitely a great deal.
Although they offer such a high commission, that does not mean it is worth promoting either.
My motto is, “sell something you actually use.”
If you’re not using something or you haven’t tried something, why would you try to sell it to someone else?
I say this especially with the make money from home world.
There are too many people trying to scam you and you need to stay away from them or you will NOT make any money on the internet.
I have used so many products but have stuck to the #1 product that makes me some real honest money and it is NOT a Clickbank product.
How Clickbank Works
Like I mentioned earlier, there are two types of accounts that you can use within their platform.
One, you can join as an affiliate or two, you can become an advertiser if you do happen to own your product.
For now, I would like to focus on the affiliate side of things.
As an affiliate, you are able to join for free.After signing up as an affiliate, you will then get access to their marketplace, where you can choose something to promote.
Once you find that product, you will then be able to get your personal affiliate link that you can then add to your blog to share with the online world.
If a sales is made, all transactions are done through Clickbank and not through the owner of the product/s.
Clickbank becomes the middle man in this transaction and anything regarding payments and refunds will be done with them.
Getting a refund with Clickbank is another task on its own and I will be sharing that with you next.
Refunds With Clickbank
Getting a refund with Clickbank is like standing in line for food stamps.
There are too many vendors on Clickbank that offer a 30-90 day “money back Guarantee” but trying to work within that window is a task and a half.
You buy this product and feel secure and think this product works simply because they’re pretty much giving you a free trial, just to find out that they don’t even work.
Where do I go from here would be your next question.
You will then try to contact the seller who will have nothing to say to you.
If he/she does say something, they would direct you to Clickbank and that is where you will be able to get a refund.
After you jump through some hoops of course.
You will eventually get a refund if you push the issue and are very persistent.
If you’re like the old me me, you will probably say it isn’t worth it and let it go.
Although I tried to get a refund right before the 30 days, it didn’t happen.
Of course the 30 days were up and I couldn’t get the refund.
Can you imagine how much money is being given away to scammers if everyone did what I did?
Don’t add to their wallets please.
Creating a Product
There are more and more people creating digital products and selling them on Clickbank.
Imagine creating a product and having some of the top affiliate marketers pushing your product. That my friend is what they call a win/win situation.
I’m not too sure if you’ve seen any screenshots from these so called “affiliates” that make hundreds and thousands in one day through Clickbank.
But if you have, then you can relate.
Most of these people showing screenshots of “their” affiliate account is actually sales from other affiliates.
They do this type of stuff of course for credibility and “proof”.
I make this much money through my affiliate account with Clickbank, yeah yeah yeah.
Here is what a screenshot of a so called affiliate account holder.
Although this is very possible, I got this from one of the biggest online scams called the Clickbank Pirate. These are the types of scams that you need to stay away from.
Becoming an affiliate with any of the publishers on Clickbank is very simple.
All you have to do is create a Clickbank account and choose a product from their marketplace which has almost anything digital that you can imagine.
From how to train a dog to how to do business on the internet, you can find it on Clickbank.
When I first tried to promote a product from Clickbank I gave in to the awesome marketing schemes by a couple of the publishers in the marketplace and I got scammed from trying to sell something.
How in the world does that happen?
From trying to sell to buying into the product I am trying to promote.
Shaking my dang head.
Cashing in with Clickbank
Making money with Clickbank is definitely something that you can do almost immediately.
There are people making thousands every single day promoting products through Clickbank.
Although I am not a fan of Clickbank products there are a few that are actually worth something and have grown through Clickbank.
Become an affiliate marketer and you can promote products from Clickank or one of the thousands of affiliate programs that are out there.
Once you learn everything about affiliate marketing you will understand how to really make money on the internet.
One day, you too can be your own boss.
Good luck and thanks for reading!