Are Clickbank Products Worth Your Time?
Clickbank is an online marketplace for digital information products that connects sellers to affiliate marketers who can help them sell for commissions. You can have up to 50-75% of the sale which enables you to make from $15 to $25 or more per sale depending on products.
What are the benefits of being an affiliate marketer?
There is no reason you’d even consider doing something that does not work well, right? Here are the benefits you have when promoting Clickbank products and why a lot of people are joining their affiliate program.
- You don’t have to create a product yourself.
- The sellers already has websites to promote and persuade the visitors for you. Your only job is to drive traffic to that page.
- High commission rate and you can also get good recurring commissions from products that offers memberships etc.
- Clickbank is known for paying on time and is a reliable website, so you don’t have to worry about that.
With these, Clickbank is a pretty good platform and that’s the reason why expert internet marketers would recommend it to beginners.
Is promoting products from Clickbank easy?
Yes and no.
It is not hard to promote given the right method. To put it simply, all you have to do is drive traffic to the seller’s sale page. You don’t need a million methods to do that, just one will be enough (it’s important thought that your traffic is targeted and interested in the product).
Although I have to note that as you begin your journey, it’s very likely that you will have to give it time, and work on trials and errors in order to find the best method and execution for you.
Nowadays you have so many information so if you are serious and do your researches, attend conferences and persist (better said than done, I know!)… there is literally no way you will fail.
Okay, there is something important we haven’t covered yet (hint: it’s in the title). Let’s talk about what kind of products Clickbank has to offer.
I know most of us wouldn’t think about the product quality at first but the money part, how much you are gonna get and how easy it’s done. That’s very understandable…!
Think about it, how good is it to sell a bad product? We people of the internet has evolved a lot and we know how to search for reviews before trying our hands at something new. And to expect to effectively sell a product with bad reviews is wishful thinking.
Say you manage to make a couple of sales, your customers will not take long to realize the bad quality and lose their trust in you.
Making money is great but it wouldn’t be so much if you step all over your ethics.
A little story…
I was introduced to Clickbank since I first learned about affiliate marketing and was recommended to use it rather than Amazon because digital products are easier to deliver and Clickbank offers better commission rate. And that’s what I did (that’s why I haven’t tried Amazon and don’t have a lot of knowledge to teach you, ha ha).
I was interested in the affiliate marketing niche and chose the top product on the list, it was the CB Passive Income for those curious.
I clicked on the sale website and it looked like this.
Little did I know back then that the make money niche is home to the most “scammy” products, specifically from Clickbank.
Long story short, I didn’t make any sales with the CB Passive Income and realized the program itself was not very good. I wrote about my experience using and promoting it in my CB Passive Income 3.0 Review (yes, I tried it at one point).
I was forced to take a closer look at what kind of products Clickbank has to offer once I failed to sale the Patric Chan’s CB Passive Income…
There is no better place to test a marketplace’s quality than making researches about it’s top products. Here are the top 5 popular products on Clickbank.
- The Venus Factor by Gwen Millano
- Fat Diminisher by Wes Virgin
- ED Protocol by Jason Long
- Language Of Desire by Felicity Keith
- Diabetes Destroyer by David Andrews
With these products lined up, you can see that they all came from the Health and Fitness category except Language Of Desire being a self-help program.
So here are their sales page, respectively from left to right.
As you can see from first glance, these websites are very similar, so does all the sales pages from Clickbank I have come across.
They are simply composed of 1 page with a single video first talking about a personal experience of the author and how they came to develop a trick that helps them solve their various issues (ie. obesity, erectile dysfunction, lack of sexual attraction, eating disorder). At the end of the video you will usually find an Add to cart button.
There is a clear lack of concrete information about the product. A one page only sale page has been proven to convert well and it’s not a bad thing in itself, until there is no official website or anything where you can further inform about the product and it’s service.
This gives the visitor very limited choices between buying and leaving the site.
The sellers are not very well known. Aside from their claims from their videos, most of the time you can’t find a lot more about them on the internet them up.
Attempt to claim that their sales page or video are gonna be taken down soon. Let’s be real here, you are making a sales page and you want to make the most money out of it. That is simply not true.
A lot of promotional method. For the most part of the videos, there is an excessive amount of misleading sales pitch (such as “you don’t need to work out”, “your life is gonna change forever once you know this trick”, “it’s so easy anyone can do it”) without going into more details about what kind of product they have to offer.
Another thing and this may be my personal preference, I don’t like exit pop-ups with capital letters at all. They seem too desperate for me, at the very least, don’t make them sound too lengthy and urgent (with capital letters, ugh).
No testimonial. It is said that the more simple a sales page is, the more it attracts customers and that may be true and it’s better not to have testimonials at all if they were not real.
Very obscure information about the product, they tell you what it can do but not really what it’s about.
Here’s an interesting article about how to better tell a scam, 3 Affiliate Scams Not To Fall For When Promoting Clickbank Products Online by Codrut Turcanu.
Top 5 Clickbank product reviews
Okay, you have heard my overall opinion about these products. Let’s check what kind of third-party reviews you can find for them.
1. The Venus Factor; all the top 5 reviews tells you to buy with affiliate link. There is also Facebook page with 3 testimonials videos from females claiming they have used and benefited from the Venus Factor.
2. Fat Diminisher is not different from The Venus Factor except you don’t have as much video testimonials.
3. ED Protocol is the same. It’s reviews has a lot of titles such as “Does it really work? Is it a scam?”.
I did find a YouTube video that sounds decent, the guy claims he didn’t use the product but has asked for reviews about it and others are saying it’s quite good and you can find these reviews in his the link under his video…
4. Language of Desire, same with a lot of promotions. You gotta say these are some very good affiliate marketers on Clickbank! I did found an interesting review with screenshots that goes more in depth into what the program is about and what you will get from it.
5. Diabetes Destroyer same with domains such as http://diabetesmiraclecurereview.org/ to help rank in Google.
Wrapping it up
All in all, the credibility of these products are very frail as their reviews are heavily advertised in nature. If you have some decent experience you will quickly realize that these were written by affiliate marketers whom more than likely haven’t touched the product and were simply looking for commission sales.
That means you still can’t be sure about the quality of their quality except the fact that they have phony looking sales page with a lack of information on the product itself and biased reviews.
And don’t get me wrong, being an affiliate marketer is not bad at all. It all depends on how you go at it. There are great people out there who were genuine about their product recommendations. (I will be sure to make something like a top 10 list of great internet marketers soon.)
Some experts mentions you can find gems on Clickbank. I have yet to see any and my searches has landed me on pages like the ones above.
To be honest, the best product I have found would arguably be the CB Passive Income, because Paric Chan was at least clear about what he has to offer and mentions it not an overnight money making machine.
In the end, I think the question is not if you should promote a product from Clickbank but what kind of product you should promote.
And the answer is simple, promote the best.
Find products first then find their affiliate program, not the other way around. Who knows it could end up being a Clickbank products.
An important thing to really be a high ranked affiliate is to only recommend products you have used yourself, the kind you would recommend to your friends.
This is why it’s important to choose a niche that you like so you would enjoy talking about and give the best recommendation based on your personal experience. This will create faithful and trusting audiences, the thing you need to become an authority on the internet and everywhere else.
Know that if you just try to rip off money from others, they will sooner or later realize and avoid your offers.
On the other hand, if you plan or have a product to sell, Clickbank is a good platform for you to meet effective affiliate marketers able to put your products out there… and you don’t have to pay them! (Well, you don’t have to put money on the table, they are just gonna take some of your sales revenue.)
As mentioned above Clickbank is very reliable and in itself, it’s a great site so it would be nice to see better products offers.
That’s it for now, I hope this post gave you good insights about Clickbank, it’s products and gave you the answer you were looking for.
Don’t hesitate to leave me a comment if you if you have any suggestions or comments. I will reply as soon as possible.