Friday, June 22, 2012

Make Money With Clickbank

I make about $3,000 a month through affiliate programs and similar means (AdSense), I write about it at making money tips with some of it coming from the Clickbank Affiliate Program.

If you've already dabbled in affiliate marketing, but not come across Clickbank before you'll know most affiliate schemes offer a small percentage of the sale, many below 10%! Amazon for example which I've sold over $400,000 worth of products for starts at only 4% share (I've made $33,000 from Amazon from all those sales!!).

Clickbank products share up to 75% to the affiliate (that's you) and so a relatively small number of sales can make a hell of a lot more than you can make from an affiliate like Amazon.

I started with Amazon about 2005 I think, with Clickbank 2008.

Amazon sales over $400,000
Clickbank sales about $26,000

Amazon earnings : ~$33,000
Clickbank earnings : ~$13,000

Most of the Clickbank products I promote (and it's only a handful) give a 50% share.

If you do the Maths you can see if Amazon had the same share as Clickbank I'd have made an extra ~$170,000 (that's our mortgage paid)!!!!

For me to make $400,000 of sales with Amazon I had multiple sites running tens of thousands of Amazon product pages (used their XML feed to generate clones of Amazon which are now penalised in Google etc...). To make $26,000 worth of sales for Clickbank I added a handful of product reviews to a few sites, pretty much ten important pages made the vast majority of the sales.

I wrote a little about Clickbank here: Clickbank Affiliate Program you can see I've only made an extra $2,000 from Amazon since writing that page two years ago, that's because Google absolutely hates thin affiliate site like cloned Amazon stores.

Monday, February 15, 2010

How NOT to Loose Money

We sometimes see men who have obtained fortunes, suddenly become poor. In many cases, this arises from intemperance, and often from gaming, and other bad habits. Frequently it occurs because a man has been engaged in "outside operations," of some sort. When he gets rich in his legitimate business, he is told of a grand speculation where he can make a score of thousands. He is constantly flattered by his friends, who tell him that he is born lucky, that everything he touches turns into gold. Now if he forgets that his economical habits, his rectitude of conduct and a personal attention to a business which he understood, caused his success in life, he will listen to the siren voices. He says:

"I will put in twenty thousand dollars. I have been lucky, and my good luck will soon bring me back sixty thousand dollars."

A few days elapse and it is discovered he must put in ten thousand dollars more: soon after he is told "it is all right," but certain matters not foreseen, require an advance of twenty thousand dollars more, which will bring him a rich harvest; but before the time comes around to realize, the bubble bursts, he loses all he is possessed of, and then he learns what he ought to have known at the first, that however successful a man may be in his own business, if he turns from that and engages ill a business which he don't understand, he is like Samson when shorn of his locks his strength has departed, and he becomes like other men.

If a man has plenty of money, he ought to invest something in everything that appears to promise success, and that will probably benefit mankind; but let the sums thus invested be moderate in amount, and never let a man foolishly jeopardize a fortune that he has earned in a legitimate way, by investing it in things in which he has had no experience.