Price: $47.00 USD / Month
Founders: Tim and Eileen Barber CEO: Ray Morris – Since Sept. 2015
Overall Rank: 90 out of 100
ClickBank – Product Overview
ClickBank was founded in 1998 by Tim and Eileen Barber. Ray Morris has been the CEO of the organization since Sept 2015. It is a retailer of digital and physical products on the Internet with well over 200 Million customers around the world in 2014.
With a network of 500,000 digital marketing experts in over 190 countries, they are one of the largest digital retailers on the Internet. ClickBank places among the top 100 Internet Marketers with over $3 Billion in annual sales
ClickBank is a subsidiary of one of the largest privately held Tech companies in the North American continent: Keynetics Inc., with offices in Boise, Idaho and Broomfield, Colorado.
Pros and Cons
1. ClickBank has an “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureau
2. It’s easy to sign-up and start promoting. There are no pre-approval processes like with some other Affiliate programs and, you are not restricted as to which product you can or cannot promote.
3. Commissions are quite good. Some commissions are as high as 70% and in some cases, even more.
4. The payment schedule is convenient and somewhat flexible with weekly or bi-weekly payment options. Some companies only offer monthly payments. ClickBank payments are never late which makes it easy to budget your money.
5. There is no threshold for payments. ClickBank allows you to set your own threshold. Set it at $10, $20, or $100, your choice but the minimum is $10.
6. You can promote products in more than one language. That’s pretty cool because it means you can reach more people with the products you are promoting hence, more commissions.
In searching this out, I could only find one small problem and that is, that they are apparently a bit slow when it comes to responding to e-mails. I’m not sure if this means a day or two to respond but, I’m pretty sure they are very busy responding to all sorts of questions and other issues and respond as soon as they can, otherwise their reputation would not be very good.
That said, I actually sent them an email regarding my account and received a response the next morning so, perhaps that was just an exception and not the norm. It has been my experience that most reputable companies are very good when it comes to supporting their clients and solving issues. ClickBank seems to be one of these.
What is the purpose of ClickBank?
What is the purpose of ClickBank? It is a sales platform that allows people to sell their products online and provide a suitable and safe way to retail those products to the public. ClickBank currently markets over 6,000,000 products from vendors all over the world.
They also have an “Affiliate Program” where Affiliates can pick and choose any of these products to promote on their website, products such as e-books, Art and Entertainment, computers, education, fiction, green products, I could go on but I don’t want to write a book, just a review. Every category has its own subcategories.
No matter what your niche website, there is something here for all of you to promote on your website.
ClickBank Tools and Training
There are good training and tools to help Affiliates become successful starting with an understanding the Affiliate role which has several videos and content. There are other topics that include the process for earning commissions and getting paid as well as advice for new affiliates.
There is also “ClickBank University” Which you have access to as a member.
There is a section titled “Working As An Affiliate” and a section for answering frequently asked questions and other reference material.
There are various support functions that cover support for the customer as well as support for the Affiliate and the Vendor. With all the various support avenues I would say that the owners definitely care about all people that come to ClickBank whether it’s a customer, an Affiliate or a Vendor.
What does it cost?
Signing up for the ClickBank account is pretty straightforward. The information required is pretty straightforward with requests for personal information like name, address, some banking info, (so you can get paid) and, setting up a “Nickname” and a password.
Initially, When I was researching ClickBank I was under the preconceived notion, (my bad, NEVER assume anything), that it was free to set up an account. However, upon going through the “Account Setup” procedure I found that the last step required an initial payment of $47.00 USD which would become an automatic withdrawal of the same amount every month thereafter so long as you are an “Affiliate” with the company. This was not mentioned in any of the information that I found.
There does not appear to be any further upsells nor is there a yearly fee that would be a little less than the monthly charges.
My Final Remarks About ClickBank
Based on what I have been able to glean about ClickBank I think it is a reputable company that can be very profitable for anyone looking to make some, or even a lot of money if they are willing to put in the time and effort to make it happen. They have good training resources and good support and the commissions can be quite amazing in some cases.
$47.00 USD is not a lot of money and I think anyone who signs up for this Affiliate platform, Will not be wasting their money. For those of us on a tight budget??? well, I will let you decide.
Based on what I wrote about the cost involved, I do, therefore, think it is not very forthcoming to surprise someone with a payment plan at the very last part of the signing up process. I think that this aspect should be mentioned earlier in the process and thereby give the person the option to continue forward or stop the process. You can stop the process simply by not clicking the last GREEN BUTTON. Outright cancellation of the account is also very simple.
ClickBank as a Glance….
Owners: Tim and Eileen Barber CEO: Ray Morris – Since Sept. 2015
Price: $47.00 USD Per Month
Overall Scam Rank: 90 out of 100
VERDICT: THIS IS BY NO MEANS A SCAM
It is my hope that this has been helpful and I want to say thanks for taking the time to read this review. If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the box below. I would be happy to respond and help in any way I can. If you have had personal experience with ClickBank, I would like to here about that as well.
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