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Internet Marketing - Clickbank Or Amazon?
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Internet Marketing - Clickbank Or Amazon?

Alot of people want to get into the Internet Marketing business. Most of you will want to join Clickbank for this as it is known for its high percent commission rate. That is why I am writing this article, to change your mind on this matter and tell you why I believe you can benefit MORE from being an Amazon Associate.

So you want to be a clickbank affiliate because of the high commissions? And everyone is doing it right?

Well that is the problem. Everyone is doing it. All the gurus are using clickbank (or at least they claim to), now if you are new do you honestly believe that you can compete with them. Plus half the bs sold on clickbank is a scam so you are ultimately challenging yourself more by competing with these gurus and all that just to scam someone. Why not make a living selling real products (not ebooks and such) that people actually want?

"But won't the lower commissions result in a lower income?" I cant count how many times I have had people ask me this question. The answer could be either yes or no. It all really depends on how you do it.

So lets say you were to become an Amazon affiliate (amazon associates). Okay, now you go to see what the bestselling items are on amazon (details in another future article). Now chances are that this will be some kind of ipad or tablet of some sort. Now these things sell for about 400-600 dollars a pop, and the 15% of this would be like 60-70 bucks or so. Off of one sell.

Now you are saying "But if it costs that much it will be harder to sell!" Not exactly. You see if you use PPC advertising to get people to see your site in which you are promoting Amazon products, you would target VERY VERY SPECIFIC keywords.

Here is an example. I am selling the Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 via amazon associates. I set up a site to promote the product. Good convincing landing page, videos, pics etc. Start an AdWords campaign and target maybe 5-10 very specific longtail keywords. Something like these:

"buy galaxy tab" "buy galaxy tablet" "buy galaxy tab 10.1" etc etc.

Now in the ad text I will say something like "Buying a Galaxy Tab? Buy here for lowest price anywhere, only $489.99" not exactly but something like that

Now yes this will scare alot of people away from clicking your ad. But this is a GOOD thing. The ones that now click on your ad already know the price and still want to buy. This is what we call targeting traffic with "credit card in hand". It is buying traffic.

So yes you get less visitors, which in turn results in only or mostly only interested buyers. And plus it is much much easier to sell amazon products than ebooks from clickbank. And you arent getting that bad karma coming back your way.

Thanks for reading and I hope that I changed your mind or at least opened your eyes a little more from the guru bs. Please feel free to comment. I love constructive feedback. Look forward to writing more articles with tips on affiliate marketing. Till then, see ya!

Street Talk

Ken Lasch  

When you’re considering what product to promote, think about your target market that you are selling the product too. What need is your target market trying to solve? What is the niche market that you want to fill? Research your target markets to find out what need will it be filling? This will make it easier for you to find a product to promote that they can use. Knowing the product makes it easier to explain what you are selling to potential customers. If you can, buy the product for yourself to play around with it to see if it is worth it.

  about 6 years ago

I will definitively be checking out amazon right now. Thanks for the advice.

  about 7 years ago

Nice article over Clickbank. I have to agree with you that Amazon is better because of the rules they follow and guidelines they have. Clickbank also have many products that are outdated, guru related, scam people, and much more. I actually just wrote a massive comment on one of Kyle's posts about what Clickbank needs to change in there guidelines. But when it comes down to it, it's all about advertising products that people will truly benefit from. And if you know who PotPieGirl is, you might know that you can only advertise her products through Clickbank. Even though there are a lot of guru related bs in Clickbank, there are still good products that you can sell from Clickbank, and the public needs to be aware of that when trying to learn how to work online correctly, in the case of with PotPieGirl, or other similar situations.

  about 8 years ago
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