Sell your ebook on its own or put it on Clickbank? What do you think?

Would you recommend

ClickBank

or go on your own?

Hi to all and thanks for visiting.
Please leave a comment so perhaps we can all get some insight about selling your ebook on its own or put it on ClickBank.  I’d like to know what everyone thinks after reading this post in order for everyone to learn.

Lets say you know what you are going to write about for an ebook project.  You’ve done your research and you are now putting your plan together for ClickBank insertion.

You feel like you jumped over important hurdles knowing what you are going to write about and what you are going to do.  You feel into it and start according to your plan.

Then when you are at arriving at the finish line as you normally think about what you are about to complete your mind starts in just like a little guy on your shoulder telling you, are you sure you want to put this  ebook on ClickBank?

What if the ebook sells like hot cakes on it’s own.  Why would you want to give out commissions?  Other people on the web are doing it and earning a lot.   Just think about how much more you can make if you kept all the earnings.  Sell the ebook on its own or put it on ClickBank?

I write this post because perhaps this thought may have come across many marketer’s minds as they are approaching the finish line to their ebook project.  It would be interesting to see what everyone thinks.

Think about it, having your very own ebook on the Internet.  When it comes to selling your own created informational product, the product is unique to you and is not available on the Internet except through you only.  You’ve done your research and know there exists good chances of it selling well.

Also the little guy on your shoulder may make you rethink about what kind of related links you inserted into the ebook?  Would you have only your own related links from your own products or would you have related affiliate links within or maybe a mixture of both?  What would be best?

My view is to eventually utilize all the ways together in your info products in order to bring maximum earnings as a whole, but what do you think is the best way once you have your own Informational product created?  Sell it on ClickBank or on it’s own?

There are many  informational products out there being sold on their own, not using ClicBank, why?  It would be very insightful as to why that is being everyone tends to favor ClickBank and go the affiliate way  straight right off the starting line.

By asking questions,  is how you get great insight into things.  I thought I would mix the sauce around a bit to see what others think about all this.  It can be very interesting for all of us.

We would all get some good interesting insight if we all left a comment to see what our thoughts are.  Please feel free to add your ideas.

I hope as you visit my blog as a whole  you get good quality insight not only from me but from other marketer’s comments and their blogs as well.

As you get insight, its great to  interact and learn off each other.  This is what this blog is all about.  I want it to be a springboard to quality knowledge, learning and sharing.

I want to acknowledge certain other marketers who have given me insight that is making me stronger and more knowledgeable as an Internet Marketer.  Helping each other is what it’s all about.

Click on their names and go to their  blogs and leave comments,  see for yourself the quality content they have on there.  Hey don’t forget me too you know.  :)

Barry Well’s who has and is still feeding me with great knowledge.  If you don’t  believe me go visit his blog and you will see what kind of quality knowledge he has on there.  I also put a link to his blog to the bottom right under other cool blogs titled Great Learning Content for future reference.

Steve King who has taken time out in order to make me understand and explain the important and hard to explain technical subject of ping, pinging and pingbacks and who inspired me to write this post so I can become a stronger marketer.

Puala Brett who has helped me move one of my websites over to her D9 hosting company.  Yes she is an owner of the company.  What other hosting company is like this?  Oh, she is also a very helpful insightful marketer click on her name to see her blog.  Oh, she is also at the John Thornhill help desk helping everyone in the Masterclass program.  She is quite an individual.

Keith Alston who offered to help me by doing  the graphics on my sales page and I refused because I wanted to learn how it’s done my self.

Barry Williams
who provides quality learning with a great sense of  humor that is unique who thinks I’m a Missus, when I’m a Mister.  Maybe he’s joking with me, but I do like the way he writes and what he has to offer.

Hector Jayat who came out of no where who put my link on his blog just like that.  Check out his blog it’s chock full of great resources.  I also put his link to the bottom right under other cool blogs titled Great Resources for future reference.

MandyAllen who is always there to give help not just on my blog but everyone elses.  She is a help angel.

Jacinta Dean who along with Steve King inspired me to write this post to become a stronger Internet Marketer.  Jacinta also inspired me to write John Thornhill Master Class summaries.  I got the idea from her, she does the same thing.  Visit her blog to get a different view point on the John Thornhill Masterclass summaries.  Not only that but she has great quality content as well.

These are just a few of the many people out there that are there for you if you apply yourself.   When visiting their blogs you will see the quality of the type of people they are.

I can keep going on and on here about all the great people and the John Thornhill Masterclass course but it’s time to rest.   There is a time and place for everything.  If not you must make the time.

Terry Conti

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Just a little note here to let you know where I am with the John Thornhill Masterclass program.  I’m not progressing the way I would want with the program as I would want but I am still progressing.

Staying on course at this point in time is not critical to me, learning  is.  As I keep saying just in case this is your first visit here finishing what you plan is very important.  I will be keeping you posted with how I’m doing and continue with the John Thornhill Masterclass summaries, stay tuned.

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If you are interested in The John Thornhill Masterclass Program- leave your name and e-mail address  in the optin-box above (or on the home page of this blog).  Get this controversial free report Why You’ll Never Succeed Online.

You will also get all the information you will need to make a wise decision enrolling in this very informative results driven course and of course you will get to know more on who John Thornhill is.  No pressure here, just information.  Thanks T.

219 Responses to “Sell your ebook on its own or put it on Clickbank? What do you think?”

  1. Barry WellsNo Gravatar
    Twitter: barry_wells
    on July 27th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Hi Terry, first of all Thank You for the mention and inclusion of my url. Not only in your post but also in your sidebar.

    What would I do with the eBook? Simple; Clickbank it! The reason for this that clickbank have thousands of affiliates looking to promote and earn a commission. They already have their lists and systems in place and are ready to put the products out there. Yes you will only get 50% of each sale as opposed to 100% if you sold it yourself, but look on it this way Terry, would you rather have 50% of thousands of sales (possibly) or 100% of a few sales?

    I like your style Terry, and wish you every success.

    Catch up soon, Barry
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Hi Barry, good point but what if you started your ebook on its own to see what would happen. Then if it didn’t perform to your expectations, list it on ClickBank.

    What other business do you know of that you can do this sort of thing.
    What do you have to lose? All are welcome to comment, Terry

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    Barry WellsNo Gravatar
    Twitter: barry_wells
    Reply:

    Hi Terry, you could try it alone 1st IF you have a big list and are confident of making sales.

    Personaly I would go with clickbank.

    What do you have to lose? Many people won’t help promote your eBook as there’s nothing in it for them, ie affiliate commissions. You may be able to ad-swap but you need a list to do that.
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  2. Steven WilkinsNo Gravatar
    Twitter: swilkinshomebiz
    on July 27th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Hi Terry,

    Totally agree with Barry here. I went with Clickbank for my very first product and I made a hell of alot of sales from affiliates that found my product through Clickbank’s Marketplace.

    You can also check your stats nice and cleanly through clickbank to see what affiliates are promoting your product and their success/CTR rate.

    Of course you do not have to strictly go with Clickbank as their are quite a few other decent affiliate platforms out the like Paydotcom but to be honest I find Clickbank the most user-freindly and they also have an excellent automated customer service platform that can be used to deal with your customers queries, complaints, and refund issues etc.

    Also just think, would you rather have 50% of something as opposed to 100% of nothing!

    Hope this helps!
    Steve Wilkins.
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Hi Steve thanks for visiting, just want to let you know you have a great product at a great price. You truly over deliver! So you think 100% of nothing, perhaps. I understand your point and ClickBank is a great resource.

    Gotta ask, do you or anyone reading this know of any marketers out there that didn’t put their product on ClickBank right away and made a killing or who are still promoting their product on their own and doing just fine? Terry Conti

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    Barry WellsNo Gravatar
    Twitter: barry_wells
    Reply:

    Hi Terry I think Jacinta went with paydotcom but don’t know how she got on with sales and affiliate commissions.

    Pop over to the forum and sent her a PM. She’s fantastic and will offer advice on her experience.

    Hope it helps Terry.

    The challenge is working already as i had 23 follow up emails from subscribe to comments this morning.

    Best of luck to everyone taking part, this thing is spreading……
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    Steven WilkinsNo Gravatar
    Twitter: swilkinshomebiz
    Reply:

    Hi Terry,

    Thanks for your compliments on my product it means a lot!

    With regards to finding out whether any marketers have gone it alone with the sale of the ebook/product, I would suggest posting in the Warrior Forum as I am sure you will get a ton of responses from fellow marketers who have gone it alone and used affiliate platforms. This should give you a really wide spec of opinions from those that have done it all before.

    Best of luck!
    Steve W.
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Wonderful idea Steve, thanks. It would really open up my thoughts on this subject even further. Terry Conti

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  3. Mandy AllenNo Gravatar
    Twitter: learn_to_blog
    on July 27th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Wow, Terry, thanks so much for the mention! I am pleased to hear your main focus is the learning. I believe too many people just come into IM to try to make money and they aren’t interested in learning the ropes properly. Good for you!

    So, Clickbank, well I believe they offer a great opportunity for your product in terms of the whole structure of their commission management, so I would choose them. You get the opportunity to attract affiliates who will promote and sell your product for you, and you don’t have to lift a finger.

    Enjoy the journey.

    Mandy
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Mandy, thanks for popping by, it’s always nice to hear from you. Yes, I’m like a learning sponge right now all thanks to the Masterclass Program. It’s not only the content in the MC program that you learn and get inspiration from JT, it’s also people like you.

    Good point about not lifting a finger but what’s wrong as I asked Barry Wells or anyone reading this if you started selling the info product on its own first to see how it would perform. Then if it didn’t sell the way you wanted, go and sell it on ClickBank? T.

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  4. Hey Terry.
    This is an interesting post. It got me thinking.

    I’m quite new to internet marketing and as such I don’t have much of an email subscriber list so I think for me it would have to be Clickbank.

    I don’t mind paying the commisions because that way I get to build my list without breaking too much of a sweat. Lol

    But i suppose going it alone could be something that I could think about in the future.

    Excellent post.

    Gert

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Hi Gert, thanks for visiting and giving your input, I’m glad my post got you thinking. My post and all the comments got me thinking about what to do. I hope the comments can give valuable insight to all, Terry

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  5. Hi Terry

    Thanks for the kind words…and you are welcome anytime you need some help :)

    As for the ‘Listing on Clickbank V’s selling on your own’.

    I think a smaller percentage of a big pot of cash is always going to be better than a big percentage of a small pot of cash.

    I have tried to take this one step further and have recently recruited an Affiliate Manager.

    I’ve done this to make sure I am offering the Affiliates the best possible deal…lifetime cookies, special offers personalised for them and their subscribers,embedding their links in my follow up series…basically anything & everything that makes the Affiliate know that I have their interest at heart before my own.

    The aim is to attract the Super Affiliates who will then accelerate the sales progression.

    Anyway, I wish you well with which ever way you choose :)

    Cheers
    Steve

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Hi Steve thanks for being there, it really means a lot to me.
    Your comment is very insightful. The way you put it makes good sense, it sure has got me thinking. Terry Conti

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  6. Hi Terry,
    Great post with questions to make you think!
    I have two products on Clickbank now. I am sure I would not have made the sales I made had I not had the affiliates pushing it.
    Clickbank makes it fairly easy too because they pay your affiliates for you. That could turn into quite a chore doing it on your own.
    I don’t agree with all of Clickbanks policies…like their payment policy but for the most part I am a Clickbank person…
    Kathy ;)

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Hi Kathy, I feel the comments I’m getting are opening up a lot of issues others (including myself) would not have thought of before. Thanks for your comment about my post and your input.
    Terry Conti

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  7. AAARRGGG!

    I hate it when I call people by the wrong gender! My sincere apologies for that Terry.

    As far as selling our products, I will be going with clickbank when my book is complete because I want to generate value for other people, too.

    Thanks so much for the link in this post, I really appreciate it and the kind words.

    Have a grand day, pal. (I mean mister…)

    Barry
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Hi Barry Williams, I see your view about ClickBank. Terrific way of looking at it Mister Barry.

    Terry

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  8. Terry

    Great site!!

    I always use Clickbank as it creates extra sales through the affilates who promote my ebook plus they make money by doing so. This in the end creates extra sales for me which can never be complained about.

    Stay healthy

    Alex
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Thanks for your viewpoint Alex makes good sense, everybody wins. Extra sales? Are you selling your ebook on it’s own as well? Can you do that sort of thing when you put your book on ClickBank? Others please feel free to comment as well, your answer will be very useful to me and others. Terry Conti

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  9. Hi Terry
    I guess I can only agree with Barry’s advice Clickbank is likely to give you the greatest exposure, if you have a huge mailing list it may be worth trying to go it alone but from the sounds of things you may be better off with the expertise of something that is proven.
    John Thornhill I have not heard of him do you recommend his program.
    Just on recommendations Have you heard of Justin Popovic igniteyouressence.com he has some amazing material and is a really nice guy to work with. Thanks for sharing your ideas look forward to catching up again.
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Hi Stan, thanks for coming over to my blog and leaving a comment about what you think. Your point is very good. I am not against ClickBank however, why do some marketers sell their informational products alone not using ClickBank? Anyone is welcome to reply so we can all learn.

    About John Thronhill Stan, do I recommend the program? I’m a student of his program. Leave your email up top in the optin box to get all the information you need. Get in touch with me at [email protected] if you have any questions.

    About Justin Popovic seems like a very good informative blog. I’ll be checking it out, thanks. Terry

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  10. Hi Terry,

    I agree with you that using Affiliates Platform like Click Bank gives great leverage for our sales in e-products. Click bank is very attractive to me also because of the time and resources it can save me from, like handling of customer service part of payment and possible refund. Is a good choice for 1 man small operation.

    Do you have any life example of a successful story of a One-Man-Operation using Clickbank? It will be cool if you can share some here.

    Cheers
    Jason Ser

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Hi Jason thanks for visiting and sharing your comment with me and others that are reading.

    About Sharing a successful ClickBank story, unfortunately Jason I cannot share any experience about ClickBank as I have my first ebook informational product almost done. I don’t know if I’m going to put it on ClickBank right away, perhaps, I don’t know yet. I believe the comments on this post will help me decide.

    If anyone wants to share a suuessful ClickBank story for Jason, he can be reached at [email protected]
    By the way his blog is very interesting.
    Terry Conti

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  11. Hi Terry,

    All I can say is the famous quote by John Paul Getty –

    “I would rather earn 1% off the efforts of 100 people than 100% off the efforts off myself”

    Regards,

    Bill

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Hi Bill, thank you for your comment. This is a great saying and it truly makes sense. Why are there marketers on the Internet selling informational products on their own, with out ClickBank?

    Take John Thornhill, the masterclass program was selling on it’s own for some time and wasn’t on Clickbank up until now.

    I feel I’m missing something and I don’t know what it is yet.

    Terry Conti

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  12. Hi Terry
    I am still a novice at IM stuff and obviously searching for advice myself…
    One thing I have noticed since taking up this 100 blog comment challenge there certainly no shortage of sound advice flying around!!
    Judging by the previous above comments you have received I think I`d take the Clickbank road….

    Good Luck Whatever Road You Follow

    Regards Mike
    PS Many Thanks for comments & advice on this block I`m having…
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    Reply:

    Hi Mike Thank you for commenting. Be calm and patient (you’re not being timed you know) with your writers block, just don’t give up.

    I know right, everyone is saying go with Clickbank. I’m confused about Clickbank about putting my informational product on Clicbank right off the starting line. Right now I’m having a Block of my own about this, however I am getting needed view points about Clickbank to help me and perhaps others overcome.

    I feel like everyone who creates their own informational product puts it on ClickBank or a site like it when I know some don’t. Why? All the best to you, Mike.

    Terry Conti

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  13. Michael Pedzotti
    Twitter: michaelpedzotti
    on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Terry,

    I have not used CB but I can see the logic in the advice above. At least launch your 1st ebook through CB and when you have made a name for yourself and have multiple links coming back to you from those embedded in the book :-), then you could give “go it alone” a shot to see where it takes you.

    Michael
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Micheal thank you for taking the time out to visit and leave a comment. Good idea Michael, as my internet marketing adventures continue I am sure I’ll be using all the ways to earn. What’s good about it is the learning process never stops. The more you do the stronger you get. Terry Conti

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  14. SallyNo Gravatar
    Twitter: sallyneill
    on August 2nd, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Hi Terry

    I would also say go for clickbank and affiliates, your ebook will simply get so much more exposure and chance of potential sales.

    Once you have an army of affiliates promoting for you, the rest they say is history.

    Sally :)
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Sally thanks for visiting and your comment. Yea everyone is saying go with Clickbank. I think I may go with ClickBank too if I can figure out why some marketers sell their informational products on their own and are also successful. Terry Conti

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  15. Hi Terry,

    I think that most people commented similarly and I have to agree with them.

    I think I know why you almost insist on going it alone but if you do that you’ll just postpone the inevitable.

    Going it alone doesn’t work in almost anything and certainly not online. ClickBank is the way to go right from the start.

    Vance
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Vance thank you for vising and commenting.

    I think if you have an informational product online by itself not using ClickBank selling well making sale after sale. Why ClickBank?

    What’s coming to mind is the thought of business is business and that there are no guarantees to find out what will happen is very true.

    Taking an intelligent, informed, educational risk will be the only way to go. I thank you and all others for the comments.

    Terry Conti

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  16. Hi Terry,

    Your post got my mind racing and I guess I’m earlier in the game than you – just getting my first book ready and joined John’s Master-class programme a few days ago.

    Some ‘Disconnected Jottings’ in the hope that someone finds them useful.

    We have to ask ourselves, do I want 100% of a small pie or 1% of 100 pies. I seems to me as a newbie with a miniscule list that Clickbank is an opportunity to attract some people with much bigger lists than mine into marketing my product. We could call that leverage.

    My second thought is (and I may be exposing my own ignorance here) but can’t you list with Clickbank and say list on Ebay?

    My third thought is this. The question you ask is very much related to a single sale of a single product … what about the upsell, what about the back end mate? … that should all margin no matter which route attracts the initial sale.

    Hope this helps

    Regards

    John

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi John, thanks for coming here and leaving a comment for all to see. First I want to say welcome to the Masterclass program. All the best to you. If you need any help we are all here.

    I like what you said about leverage, very true. If you read through my comments you will find out how true.

    About listing on ClickBank and ebay, I would think so because you are the creator of the ebook and you should have the right to do as you please with your creation. This is just my opinion though, John. I hope someone who been through the ropes can shed some light on this.

    As for your third thought. You are very much correct John. When I say sell your product on it’s own, I mean all that about up-sell, back end (links within your ebook),is included, even getting email addresses for your list. As you know it’s just not about selling an ebook. Thanks for your views. Terry Conti

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  17. To Clickbank, or not to Clickbank that is the question. It’s also something I wondered about Terry, so I’m glad you’ve started this post. 8)

    I haven’t got an eBook to promote, and I also haven’t got much of a list, but my instinct would be to go on Clickbank. It has massive potential.

    Looking on the downside, I wonder whether there is a cost to listing with Clickbank, similar to eBay?

    I shall check back here to see if anyone can enlighten me. ;-)

    John
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi John, If I remember correctly it’s about $50.00 to put your product on ClickBank. Can anyone give some insight on this?
    Terry Conti

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    Barry WellsNo Gravatar
    Twitter: barry_wells
    Reply:

    Hi Terry yes it’s $50.00 to submitt a product to clickbank.

    Barry
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Thanks Barry for bringing this to light.

    Would anyone know if it’s $50.00 for just one ebook or each ebook. I don’t remember exactly but I think it’s $50.00 per account when you Clickbank your ebook and get approved. Joining ClicBank and getting hoplinks is free.

    Upon approval, after you pay the $50.00 for ebook inclusion on ClicBank you can add on as many informational products there after (pending approval). The $50.00 is for the first ebook inclusion only per account. I think this is how it goes but it was a while ago when I got ClickBank info. Do I stand corrected?

    I’m sure when the time comes to put an ebook on ClickBank I’ll review it. Can anyone shed some light for me and others? Thanks. T.

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  18. Hi Terry

    From the replies you’ve made I can see that you would really like to try selling your information product on your own first without using Clickbank.

    I don’t think there is anything wrong with that idea as long as you either have a big list of your own, jv partners to do an adswap with or you have a brilliant traffic generation plan in place to get you those sales.

    However…

    If its your first product and you have none of the above then I would highly recommend you go down the Clickbank route as I feel this would give your product more exposure.

    Good luck

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Dawn thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Very good comment. Based on your comment and other comments I understand what you are saying. Terry Conti

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  19. Hi Terry, i’m putting a twitter list together for the contributors to the 100 blog comment challenge.

    Could you let me have your twitter name please so i can add you to the list.

    Barry

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar Reply:

    Hi Barry, how are you? I hope all is good. My Twitter name is terrycontiblog thanks for adding me. Terry Conti
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  20. Hi Terry –

    I would say Clickbank or PayDotCom unless you have a big list or can jv with people with big lists. The thing is to get the word out about your new product. If no-one knows you’ve got a product, how can you sell it?

    Great post!

    Susan
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Thanks Susan for your thoughts. I’m glad I wrote this post because the comments are truly an insightful learning experience.
    Terry Conti

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  21. Stuart TurnbullNo Gravatar
    Twitter: stuart_turnbull
    on August 4th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Hi Terry

    The benefit of using CB can be summed up in one word: “affiliates”

    When I compare the performance of my eBook products sold on CB to those sold directly to my list there is no contest.

    What you will find is that a very small percentage of your affiliates make 90% of your sales so the key is to get the ‘big hitters’ on board.

    As far as giving away the commission is concerned, remember that our business model revolves around the subscriber list. I’m happy to give away 50% or 60% or even more because I know I’ll make substantially more in the long run from the list.

    Best wishes!

    Stuart
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Stuart, thank you for visiting and commenting about your experience on my blog, real eye-opener for anyone reading. Your comment (experience) brings everything to a complete full circle. Thank you for a piece of your experience it is very much appreciated.

    Terry Conti

    If anyone wants more of Stuarts experience, visit his blog.

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  22. Hi Terry,

    My thought’s would be to give a very good discount to your subscribers first, then go ahead and list it on too click bank so that you will have affiliates promoting the product for you.

    You will hopefully gain new subscribers as well as a little money. Also if it is an Internet Marketing product you could also place onto the Warrior Forum as a WSO Warrior Special Offer.

    This has got me thinking though as I am creating a new product and was thinking what the best way was to start selling/promoting it. I may have just answered it myself.

    Thanks

    Craig

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    Hi Craig, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope my post got you thinking. A very good plan of action, good viewpoint. Food for thought. Thanks for your insight, it is very well taken.
    Terry Conti

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  23. Hi Terry, that is a very good question you pose there… If you have a sizeable and responsive list then you could market a product to them initially, telling your subscribers that one of the advantages of being on your list is that they will get advance notice of new products and special pre-launch offers, if you dont have a list then clickbank marketplace/warrior forum special offer, is the way to go.

    So if you do have a list you could create a product, do a pre-launch special offer to your list at a nice one time only discount, then when you do your main launch you sell the product at its proper price… but you put it on the clickbank marketplace and try to recruit a load of affiliates/jv partners, as many as you can… the idea here is to have a big main launch after promoting to your subscribers (your subscribers will already have had a nice discount… a benefit of being on your list, so they should be happy with you and you should have made a good chunk of cash).

    Then providing you have a few marketers wanting to promote your product, you should be setting yourself up for as big a main launch as you can, so you can generate a big fat payday!.

    Imagine if you have 10 marketers who all want to promote your product, they all have 50,000 plus lists… now providing your product is aimed at an in-demand niche, and you have created as many top notch affiliate tools as you can (think various size banners and graphics, text ads, sample blog/ezine articles, sample emails…do a series of 7 to soft promote your product, plus a free report and anything else a marketer can use to promote your product with ease).

    Think about the potential profits here… but one thing is for certain…if you go it alone, no matter how big and successful a marketer you are, you will be limiting your profits, and there are many ‘proof of income’ statements used by marketers, showing telephone number size profits which look incredibly impressive, but what the marketer does not mention is that over half of this is generated through jv/affiliate partners!.

    Another benefit of having your product on clickbank, so people can sign up to be your affiliate, is that long after you have moved on to products 2,3,4 etc, there will still be people marketing your product, passive income for you without you having to barely lift a finger!.

    One piece of advice I will give you is to do a pre-launch test, to do this put your product on the Warrior forum special offer section for a few weeks at a silly give away price, what you want is the feed back from experienced marketers, this way you can gauge if you are looking at a runaway success or something that will just dribble money into your bank… you could offer a dozen or so copies of your product away for free to the warriors in return for testimonials you can use on your sales page, another advantage here is if enough marketers think your product is good and they can make money promoting it, you may get people signing up as affiliates anyway.

    Hope you find this useful…
    Best regards…
    Pete Chapman

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    Hi Pete, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving this insightful information. Good eye-opener. I also hope it helps other readers. The information you give is very valuable and useful. Terry Conti

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  24. When I wrote my first eBook the advice I got was to put it on Clickbank because they provide a good and easy way to set up a payment facility.

    I think it depends on the price of your eBook as to whether affiliates will promote it or not. Most of them will not bother to promote anything that gives them less than $20 a sale.
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    Hi Sandy, thank you for your comment and stopping by my blog. I love everyone’s view points, it is such a good learning experience.
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  25. Hello Terry,

    Good post and certainly makes people think, probably most people have opinions on clickbank. I think clickbank is quite easy to use and would in most cases lead to more sales and higher revenue than going on your own as marketing a product can be very time consuming and expensive depending how you market. However as previously mentioned there is the alternative of PayDotCom which I would be tempted to try. One thing I dislike about clickbank is their Ebay like arrogance I’m afraid, I suppose it would not put me totally off using them but I would give a more flexible service like PayDotCom my business as a first choice.
    It is also very difficult to get products accepted on Clickbank.

    Regarding your Masterclass progress, timescale is not crucial, just take it at your own pace. It’s clear from your blog you’re making good progress.

    Good luck

    Cheers

    Dave
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    Hi Dave, thanks for visiting and commenting. Good educational points you bring up, Dave. Thanks for the info about Pay.com and ClickBank.

    Terry Conti

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  26. Hi Terry,
    A very interesting and informative post. I’m at the beginning of the product development stage (week 10) of MC and still finalising my niche. At this point in time I am taking baby steps (still have my L plates :))You have made some good points that we don’t have to jump to Clickbank first off but can consider other alternatives. Many thanks for your post.
    Janice
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    Hi Janice, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. All the best to you with the Masterclass program. I’m glad to know you find this insightful. Terry Conti

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  27. Hi Terry,

    I would Clickbank a Ebook. Hundreds of affiliates it to promote it. It could be very profitable. Also Clickbank takes care of everything.
    The only thing I would say is be careful. If your first CB product is a flop, it could be a long time until you get renewed faith from the affiliates.

    Pete
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    Hi Pete thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. You make a very good point that most would not think about. ClickBank is not just a place where to put your ebook on. It’s also a place where you can build a good reputation or a bad one.

    Thank you for this enlightening comment. Terry Conti

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  28. Jess WebbNo Gravatar
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    on August 6th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Terry! :)

    The thing I love about ebooks and other digital info products is that they basically cost nothing to make or to deliver to the customer! Just this fact alone makes it well worth it to list the ebook on ClickBank and pay a 50% or even 75% commission. Sure you’re not getting 100% of the sale, but it’s basically FREE money, since someone ELSE is doing the selling and it doesn’t cost you anything to provide the product.

    Seems like a pretty cool model to me. ;)
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    Hi Jess, nice to meet you too. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Yes, ClickBank is a good model. Thanks to the internet it’s a great way to get known and monetize. I like what you stated that ebooks and info products cost almost nothing to create so why not ClickBank. Good way to look at it, thanks. Terry Conti

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  29. Hi Terry,

    I asked John Thornhill’s advice when I had written my first products and he suggested clickbank. He then sold a lot for me as an affiliate and together with other sales that build my first list of about 1000.
    If you are confident of getting affiliates then clickbank is a good route and relatively easy to setup and run since they pay the commissions.

    Currently I use a different model – I give away a free version of my product and upsell a paid versions. This model is very good for building a list and you can use it in giveaways and adswaps.

    You can of course combine these models and have a free version with the upsell on clickbank.

    Thanks

    Keith
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    Hi Keith, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a such a good insightful comment. Excellent strategy. The insight I’m getting is fantastic, I hope it helps others too. Terry Conti

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  30. Hey Terry,
    I believe in testing the sales process for your own ebook and getting the conversion up to a certain percentage first, then putting it on Clickbank after it is documented. Good discussion man. Thanks!
    J.

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    Hi Carstarphen, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Very good point you offer us. I totally agree with you J. I believe if you don’t test your info product before putting it on Clickbank it will just sit on ClickBank and Collect dust. Terry Conti

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  31. Hi Terry,
    Thanks for the post. Why not do both? I think click bank is great but I feel it’s important to get your conversions up first. That way affiliates will see that they can actually make money with your products.

    Much Success,

    Lorina Noble
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    Hi Lorina, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Very good point you make here. Are you sure you can list your informational product on ClicBank and sell it on it’s own too. Does anyone know the answer? Terry Conti

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  33. Hi Terry,

    I think it’s a numbers game. If you have a great product and put it on clickbank and make it attractive for affiliates to promote it then 25% of thousands of sales is certainly worth way more than 100% of a few.

    Interesting question though.

    All the best for your success!

    Cheers!
    Sally

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    Hi Sally thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Yes what you say makes a whole lot of sense but if you have 100% of a few sales you then can go and put your informational product on Clickbank because you will then know it’s not going to do that good on it’s own.

    If it is doing good on its own you can put your info product on ClickBank when sales start to decline. You don’t have to put it on ClickBank from the starting line.

    I believe there are options. What am I going to do when my info product is finished? I don’t know yet but I am getting very valuable information from everyones comments.
    Terry Conti

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  34. Hey Terry,
    So much good advise …having joined the challenge late makes it difficult to think of anything else to say… Look forward to the release of your book…All the best
    Cheers
    Bryan
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    Hi Bryan and welcome to the challenge. All the best to you. Thank you for visiting and commenting. I hope you learn something from all the good advise here. I hope the comments on this post enlighten all who read. I hope we can all help each other because this is what this blog is all about. Terry Conti

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  35. Hi Terry,
    Thanks for your question, I agree with Pete, it is a very good question, your post bring us to this keen discussion about click bank or not. I am a new blogger in this world and I haven’t created my own production yet, however, I am now learning to study the affilliate market and the clickbank channel. But I would say there is only one way to find out: maybe you can try it out by using clickbank and your own list at the same time and see which one can offer you maximum profit. Maybe it can give you some ideas about the next step of your following ebooks?

    All the best.

    Connie Chen

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    Hi Connie, thank you stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I wish you all the best with your blog. You have very good useful information on it.

    Good suggestion you propose. Doing what you suggested, you can’t go wrong. Terry Conti

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  36. Gwen Tanner
    Twitter: gwentannerit.com
    on August 8th, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Hi Terry,

    I’d definitely recommend Clickbank for selling your first few ebooks. As everyone has mentioned -the affiliates are looking for products to sell and they will help get your site noticed. Also, there are many CB systems that pull feeds of all ClickBank products for affiliates to sell. There are many scripts that automatically will add you CB product to blogs and other sites too. CB handles all the processing and payment and for a beginner, that’s just one less hassle to take care of.

    CB forces you have to have a great product and great service through their 60 Day MBG. So this builds your customer’s confidence and will make it more likely they will purchase from you because they know they can get a refund.

    Probably the only thing I don’t like about CB is that they charge you a $2.50 fee for any chargebacks you get (like when someone fraudulently uses a credit card to buy your product) – its not your fault, but you have to pay the fee. On this issue, because credit card fraud is so prevalent, I’d expect CB to have better systems in place to prevent this – but they don’t. So if you product is attractive to credit card thieves, then you might be in for paying a pretty penny in fees :)

    Thanks for the post,
    Gwen
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    Hi Gwen, thanks for coming to my blog and leaving a very informative comment for all to see and learn. Terry Conti

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  37. Hi Terry
    I would do both and thats not a cop out.
    Its whatever works best in my view.
    Its good to see a reference to the others-nice touch!
    Good luck with the 100 comment challenge!
    Best wishes
    Mike
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    Hi Mike, thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. That is a very good idea. I am about to finish product creation soon and this would be a very good strategy. Also thank you for your good wishes.

    Terry Conti

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  38. Hey Terry,

    I would go with Clickbank.

    Even the people that are selling them on their own, have some sort of affiliate program if they are making decent money and just remember, you’ll never be able to do the amount of marketing that even only 3 affiliates could do for you.

    Just keep going with the program. When you follow a proven plan you’re well on the road to success.

    Reach new heights,

    Nathan
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    Hi Nathan thanks for visiting and your comment. Yes, I understand what you’re saying, makes a whole lot of sense. The power of the many is greater than the power of the one (especially if you are starting out).

    Affiliate marketing is powerful and I’ve gotten a lot of great insights about this subject from all the comments. My views have expanded. Also, I truly hope people reading the comments here will get the same insight on this subject matter. Terry Conti

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  39. Steve DeerfieldNo Gravatar
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    on August 9th, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Hi Terry, That’s an excellent question. If you’ve written an ebook that’s original, current, and well written, then the first thing to do is to create and to test the sales copy and conversions by offering it to your subscribers, blog visitors, and social media sites first. If it converts well then offer it to the Masterclass forum members or the Warrior forum members as a Warrior Special Offer, WSO, at a discount for forum members. If you’re pleased with the results then you’re ready to place it on Clickbank or PayDotCom with the confidence that it’s got market appeal.

    On the other hand if you’re determined to extend the value over time rather than earn immediate, substantial revenue then it’s a good idea to either sell it on eBay as a physical product, i.e., on CD or as soft cover book, or to place it on Amazon as a physical product. In a way it depends on whether you want to be a published author or a product creator and since you’re in complete control as the product owner there’s no reason why you can’t do both and be everywhere at once. Be well, Steve D.
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    Hi Steve, thank you for visiting my blog and giving your view. Excellent comment, what a great strategy, so many great options.

    I decided to write this post because I was scratching my head on what to do with my info product when finished. I knew there were other marketers out there not using ClickBank and wondered why? Now I know why thanks to everyone commenting.

    I thought if I wrote a blog post about it, not only would I get insight so would every one else reading. Thank you for your info Steve. Terry Conti

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  40. Hi Terry,

    Relationships is everything online. It’s a matter of success and left behind. Notice I didn’t say fail because that’s something you decide on. No one is a failure per se because how do you know unless you try.

    I see that the network you got there with John’s program is one heck of a team. It’s something valuable which not a lot of bloggers online have. I admire that you have that support. Keep up with the great job.

    As for the ebook, I would sell it myself first, testing out what the market think, maybe a little PPC and see how it’s received. When I’ve made enough money, I’ll put it up for affiliate grabs. Overall, no product is complete without feedback. Affiliate marketing may help you with that but it probably might not give you the profits which you need to start.

    I’ll start off with my e-mail list, a select group to test and then move towards higher grounds.
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    Hello Nguyen, thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. You have a very good marketing strategy for your ebook one which is very good to model. Market not only to your list and use PPC, as I’m learning through all the comments but on forums and even eBay. Then once you know if your ebook is worthy, put it on ClickBank.

    Terry Conti

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  41. Hi Terry,

    Very interesting question. I would lean towards using ClickBank because the affiliates already have a list of people to market your ebook. ClickBank affiliate’s work on commission so its a pretty good chance that they would only advertise your product if their list was in you niche.

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    Hi Shameka, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I am happy you find my question interesting. I hope my question can help others. I hope you can get some good insights from all the comments found here. Terry Conti

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  42. Hi Terry,

    I vote for ClickBank. The reason is because without having any affiliates you are probably going to fail. No matter how valuable your ebook is you have to find a way to sell it.

    Of course you can try selling it on your own by doing PPC marketing, email marketing BUT I would prefer multiplying myself X100 times and give a percentage of the money to the affiliates. Because if you think about it you would have NEVER made that sale (affiliate’s sale) on the first place.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    Hi Andreas, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Very good comment. A lot of my comments are along the same line of thought. I now have expanded my mind on this and can put an info product on ClickBank and at the same time choose any other option on marketing it, if I’m willing to do the work. Terry Conti

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  43. Hi Terry,

    Nice post and some good comments.

    It’s not the payment processor that concerns me, but rather the way you market your product and who you market your product to.

    You can use Clickbank, eJunkie, Paydotcom, Paypal with stand alone affiliate program and so on and so on. Obviously CB has it own market place which adds extra exposure which is better than the rest in my opinion.

    The affiliate tools and JV’s who promote your products are your main target. Affiliates provide you with streams of traffic from more than one location, therefore you have a better chance at a sale.

    Not only do you have a better chance of sales you also have the ability to list build from these JV partners too. Take your 50% commission for example lets say you make $10 and an email collection. That’s $5 for you and the potential of a broadcast affiliate sale or upsell in the future worth say $13.50, that’s $18.50 from one person. You make your affiliate payment back!

    If you make 100 affiliates sales your further profit from affiliate broadcasts from promotions or profits from further upsells completely outweighs your own none affiliates sales.

    I would take JV’s and list building any day of the week over personal sales.
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    Hi Daniel, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I am very pleased that you think my topic is interesting and that it has good comments.

    Great comment, great way to look at it all. The mailing list prevails. Terry Conti

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  44. Hey Terry,

    This is a good question, I think both ways are successful, and it really is just a case of choice, I mean with Clickbank you have all your transtions including refunds dealt with, but you are at the mercy of their policies!

    On the other hand you have no restrictions of Clickbanks policies and you can receive payments straight into your paypal account but you have to handle all the admin on making sure you have enough funds in your account to pay customers back on refunds, so if you ask me its swings and roundabouts!

    Cheers for the post Terry….Ed.

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    Hey Ed hi, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I’m glad you think my post raises a good question. You do have a good point if you are an established marketer, I think however starting out based on all the insight I’m getting from the comments, I would test my finished product to see if it is ClickBank worthy by promoting it to my list (what every you have of it being that you’re starting out), online forums(like the Warrior forum) and even eBay at first.

    Even keep all the promotions going(remember you have to work it) if you decide and then after you have a good sense on how your info product performs eventually put the info product on ClickBank but you’re right if you are an established well known marketer it
    certainly can swing and roundabout so it would ultimately be an educated decision.

    Terry Conti

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  45. That is an interesting question. But why don’t you do both? Most eBooks on Clickback are sold by their writers as well as by affiliates. I am sure it is difficult to let go of your eBook and let others sell it for you. Think of it this way: these other people will probably bring you buyers you wouldn’t have gotten to yourself. If you do your own selling too, the other buyers coming through affiliates would be your bonus – the extra selling over the selling you can do yourself.
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    Hi Deb, thanks for visiting and leaving such a great enlightening comment for anyone who is unsure on what to do. I was. Thank you,

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  47. Hi Terry,

    Thanks for commenting at my blog. I responded there but wasn’t sure you would come back and see it.

    I’ve deleted the last tip that was controversial. I don’t want to steer anyone into doing anything that would get them into hot water or tarnish their reputation.

    I’ve added some other things that are hopefully more helpful.
    Thanks for your honest feedback.

    Cheers!
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    Hi Sally, thank you. I will go back and check things out. Your blog is jammed packed with a lot of useful IM tips. Terry Conti

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  48. Hi Terry
    Ive been going through all these comments
    and you have indeed gathered a huge amount of valuable information.
    If you are going mainly for the learning and are giving yourself plenty of time I would opt for building your list. This takes a bit of time not only putting up your squeeze page and sales page
    and other bits
    but driving traffic can take some time to show results.
    On the other hand if you want to see some results in a reasonable time I would go the clickbank route.
    Great blog and good luck with the 100- blog comment challenge.
    Eamon

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    Hi Eamon, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a good comment. I hope you find some of the comments valuable, they are here for all. Gotta tell you, building on my list has been pressing on my mind. It’s one of the the most important things as we should all know.

    Both routes can build your list but it makes sense to me now that Clickbank will get faster results. Terry Conti

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  49. Hi Terry.
    Well. That was informative. Reading all those posts helped me a lot. I may need to look into clickbank to see what I can promote on my site.
    Terry, how big is a good ebook? You can always write a few more once you’re famous and post them on your site. See how they compare for sales.

    Alex

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    Hi Alex and thank you for visiting and commenting. I am so pleased that you found this to be informative. All the best to you.

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  50. Hi Terry, Great post as shown by all the responses you have received.
    Obviously an impotant topicto everyone on here. If you are at the beginning of your internet career as I am, I would go with Clickbank atleast until you gain some more experience. Sure it costs 50%, but they handle everything including returns which can be a big hassle.
    Hassle free is what you are looking for, at first anyway.

    Great topic.

    Best wishes, Brian.
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    Hi Brian, thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. Your comment makes sense. I now understand why John Thornhill suggests ClickBank at first starting out however, if you are not in a rush based on the comments there are many options. Terry Conti

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  51. Jennifer
    Twitter: JIMJourneys
    on August 11th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Hi Terry

    You pose an interesting question here.

    My answer would be ….

    It depends how far along the marketing on-line path you are. If you have a relatively large list of responsive clients who have bought from you before, then you have nothing to lose from marketing to them first before going to Clickbank. You could also do an adswap, etc

    If you’ve got a small list again and adswap – and promoting it as a Special Offer in a Joint Venture giveaway.

    However, if you were relatively new and didn’t have that wonderful a list of eager customers with whom you have a steady relationship – then Clickbank would be my prefered path!

    Hope your e-book is a stunning success – when you write it!

    Best wishes
    Jennifer
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    Hi Jennifer, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. Thanks for the insight. Also thanks for enlightening us about JV, giveaways, ad swaps, promoting at a special offer and of course ClickBank.

    Before I wrote this post I never knew there would be so much intelligent ways of looking at this.

    Terry Conti

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  52. Jennifer
    Twitter: JIMJourneys
    on August 11th, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Sorry, Terry, to up the numbers without upping the number of different visitors but…

    I must just ask …

    which plugin gives the box on the bottom asking my Twitter username?

    Thanks
    Jennifer
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    Hi Jennifer, glad to help you and anyone else who may be reading here’s the link to the plug-in http://comluv.com/download/twitterlink-comments/

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  53. RobynNo Gravatar
    Twitter: aussierob7
    on August 11th, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Hi Terry

    Congratulations on a great post. You have received so many helpful comments, which, when read by the rest of us who are looking at (eventually) selling their own product, great advise. It looks as though Clickbank is the way to go if you don’t have a big list.

    Good luck with your decision, let us know what you decide and how you go with the process. It is great to learn from someone who has “been there done that”.

    Isn’t this 100 Comments Challenge great. Really helpful, supportive comments.

    Speak soon.

    Take care.

    Robyn
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Robyn, thanks for stopping by and leaving us your view. It sure does look like ClickBank is the way to go however, (through my new knowledge from the comments) depending on what you want to do and at what stage of the game you’re at there are intelligent options you can use that some would have never thought of before. Terry Conti

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  54. Alex
    Twitter: Alexwhalley23
    on August 11th, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Terry,

    I think you pose a good question here, and also turn it into a nice little post about your blogging progress.
    I personally think to keep your ebook away from clickbank until you have established yourself online to some degree.
    Nice question though, certainly made me think about it :)

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Alex, thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. I suppose you are suggesting I take my ebook and put my toe in the waters first to see if it is ClickBank worthy.

    I’ve learned through the comments here that your ebook better be good to put on ClickBank because if it’s not, not only will you get no affiliates but the next time you put another ebook on Clickbank affiliates will know who you are (the one with the crap ebook) and will not bother to take a look at it. One must be careful not to get a sucky reputation on ClickBank. Terry Conti

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  55. Hey Terry,

    Good blog post about the choices you’re faced with when releasing an e-book. I just released mine and although I’m giving it away for free I am always looking at ways to maximize my efforts. Thanks for posting this advice!

    Peace,
    Darren L Carter
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Darren, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I truly get a good feeling when anyone gets insight on my blog. I hope we can all help each other out.

    One thing I want to mention about the free ebook you are offering. Is there a back end product? Is that back end product going to go on ClicBank or…. Food for thought. I wish you much succes Darren.

    Terry Conti

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  56. Clare
    Twitter: disneyworldtips
    on August 11th, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Hey Terry – my first ebook is for sale on my website via PayPal. Why didn’t I go with Clickbank? Because I couldn’t afford the listing fees! I’ve sold a few copies but not many and it is on my to do list to get it listed over at CB now that I’ve earned enough to pay the fees. You pay more per sale in fees but if it gets picked up by an affiliate then you’ll sell more products so even with commission payments you should make more money in the long run.
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Clare, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Thanks for letting us know about fee’s if you sell your ebook on ClickBank itself from you exclusively and how it out weighs the costs if affiliates pick up the ebook. Terry Conti

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  57. Hi Terry

    My personal view is that we all need affiliate sales. Now clickbank is one method, but as has been said before, getting a few well known people to promote for you can make all the difference. Of course, market to your list as well, but the effect can be mulitplied many times when jv partners jump in. Yes, you give away a chunk of money in return, but hopefully you also have also grown your list in the process.
    Best of luck with the challenge
    Mike
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Mike, thanks for visiting and commenting. Very true, I’ve learned there isn’t just one cut way of doing things. The key is making intelligent choices. Anyone reading this don’t forget the mailing list rules. Terry Conti

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  58. Hi Terry,

    Excellent point about reputation making. I concede. I’m learning that too. Well done. Another important factor and a reason to throw one out there through a less formal channel to see how people relate to your style.

    Thanks,

    Alex
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Alex, thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. Yes, being careful on what you put on ClickBank is very important. If you put crap on ClickBank, your reputation is at stake especially when you list on ClickBank again. Terry Conti

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  59. Hi Terry. Your question assumes that you will attract the same customers if you have your own site or sell your product on Clickbank. This might be the case if your product is well known and people are actively searching for it online. If that is not the case, then Clickbank will bring customers to your site that you wouldn’t otherwise get. This is because affiliates look on Clickbank for products they can promote to their customers. They are unlikely to find your product if it isn’t on Clickbank. Even if they did, you’d have to manage your own affiliate program which is done for you on Clickbank. Why not sell your product on Clickbank and from your own site? I’ve posted a link to this page on identi.ca for you.
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Martyn, thank you for visiting and leaving your view point. I also want to thank you for putting my link on identi.ca/, I truly appreciate it.

    You are absolutely right, Martyn. Now I know why some good known marketers won’t put their info product on ClickBank right away. They will recommend it to their list and get sales from them and the rest of the internet and get full price (no commission payouts). When sales go down, they will put the info product on Clickbank to give it a jolt. Terry Conti

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  60. Hi Terry,

    To answer your question. If I had my own ebook, would I sell on clickbank or go it alone?

    I would decide to go with clickbank.

    Here are my reasons:

    1) You are only one person. If the ebook is good and it is well marketed, then more affiliates will promote it and you will get the word out faster.

    2) even though you are using affiliates to sell your product, you are still able to build your prospect and customer lists and market to these people again and again. So the small price you have to pay your affiliate to get that customer on your list is well worth the investment of 50%-75% of the list price.

    3) Some affiliates have massive lists themselves. What if an affiliate, who has a list of 20,000 subscribers promotes your product for you? Let’s assume you have a product that is selling for $27.00. At a very low estimate at a 2% conversion rate, that’s 400 X $27.00 = $10,800 – $7,020(65% commission per sale) You get a profit of $3,780 and also get 400 buyers on your subscriber list.

    Once you have a successful JV who is happy, you can then duplicate the process and approach other big named super affiliates with the same offer, siting the numbers you were able to achieve.

    4) If the product is of a high quality, the owners of the product will want to tell their friends about it, so you offer them the opportunity for them to become affiliates as well on your thank you page. Give them all the tools they need to promote your product and every customer can be an affiliate as well.

    Just a few thoughts.

    Take Care,
    Steve
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Steve, I see and understand how affiliate marketing using ClickBank can snowball into huge profits. Amongst the good points you bring up, I like what you said about offering an affiliate opportunity on your thank you page for even more affiliates.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and giving your views for all to see. Terry Conti

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  61. Thank you for addressing an important question. Even though I’m not ready to consider publishing an ebook, it is a topic of great interest to the millions of bloggers and ebook developers, out there world wide.
    I dont know much about Click Bank so this is an opportunity for me to go do some research so we can stay informed. Thanks for stopping by my blog to leave a comment!
    Best,
    Eliz
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Eliz, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. It’s good that you are interested in writing an ebook and getting all the information you can about ClickBank. I am happy to know my blog can be of help. I wish you much success.

    One thing I want to say is once you gather all your information you will see just how possible the ebook business is, not only consider writing an ebook and Clickbank but also building a mailing list. A mailing list is most important. Terry Conti

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  62. Hi Terry
    I am way behind you and many others in the IM field so I am not really qulified to comment.
    I have business experience offline and was the owner of some patents in the dim and distant past.
    My experience with them was that the most important thing is to find the right partners, Trying to flood the market with the product led to a plethora of contacts most of which were valueless.
    I have read a lot about list building and my very limited experience has led me to beleive that the quality of the list is all important not necessarilarly the quantity
    Thank you for sharing this interesting post
    Vince

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Vince, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. We are all here to help each other out, in fact it’s what my blog is all about. I will be continuing my John Thorhill Master Class course summaries soon on my blog. They can be very insightful. There are more than some on there now, go check them out and tell me what you think.

    Click Bank is an affiliate website. In other words it’s where ebook authors list their ebooks or any of their digital products to be picked up by affiliates. It is also a website where anyone can go and buy ebooks or any kind of digital product. ClickBank is mostly ebooks.

    It is also a website where you can become an affiliate to someones digital info product through what is called a hop link an affiliate link, it identifies you, it’s like affiliate number so to speak for that certain product you are promoting. When you make a sale it identifies you and gives you your commission.

    Note: There are rules on ClicBank on how payments are made.

    Click Bank takes care of all the money commission money spiting payments, you don’t have to. ClickBank takes care of all the selling process. You don’t have to get a payment processor, ClickBank is a payment processor for all its listed products and splits the money accordingly.

    ClickBank sounds great and is great however if you were to sell your info product on it’s own you wouldn’t have to split commissions.

    This here above Vince is just to give you a basic idea.
    I hope this helps you. Read the comments here for some great insight.

    You are absolutly right that the quantity of your mailing list is not as important as the quality.

    The best quality mailing list you can have is a buyers list, people who have bought from you before. Terry Conti

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  63. Hi Terry,

    I am a little worried that people may be giving you the impression that as soon as you list your eBook on Clickbank it will attract billions of affiliates and will make you a millionaire overnight. I get the impression that Clickbank affiliates are very fashion conscious. If your product captures their imagination and starts getting promoted by one or two big-name affiliates then I can see you will indeed find heaps of affiliates queuing up to promote your product… for a few weeks. But if your product lays unnoticed amongst the thousands of other products on there you may soon become disheartened.

    Earlier this year I was extremely frustrated when going through the affiliate links in my eBooks and websites to discover nearly 25% of the Clickbank products I was promoting no longer existed! Why are such a high proportion of Clickbank products regularly withdrawn from sale? Are they withdrawn by the authors or are their accounts cancelled by Clickbank on the grounds of poor performance or something similar?

    Ian.
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Ian, thanks for visiting and for your down to earth information. As you know ClickBank done right cam be beneficial. Selling an ebook on it’s own done the right way can be beneficial as well.

    I’m not looking to be a millionaire overnight and I won’t be disheartened. When ever it is I decide to put my product on ClicBank I’ll will accept what ever happens. Right now it’s the learning experience I’m after.

    If and when someone picks up my ebook to promote, big quru or anyone, I’ll know that at least my product will be out there on the web.

    I appreciate your experience on this, it truly does enlighten me, though my intentions are just to do it to the best I can.

    About your affiliate links not existing anymore is also very insightful. I’m guessing Ian that the author may have pulled it off ClickBank for whatever reasons.

    Maybe it’s because the info product wasn’t doing well and now perhaps it could be a PLR for sale or free product? I don’t know ClickBank rules 100% but how good (gravity) was the info product(s) selling on ClickBank before it was taken off ClickBank?

    If any one reading can add to Ian’s comment, I’m sure it would be appreciated by all. Terry Conti

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  64. Hi Terry
    First, many thanks for your comment on my blog.
    My strong inclination is to go via clickbank. At this stage in my business (the equivalent of a three week old baby) my whole focus is on building a list. The more people who see my sales page the more chance I believe I have in getting people to sign up.
    On my own the chances are pretty poor but at least through clickbank it’s there for anyone to promote to their list.
    In the remote possibility that the product’s a runaway success I’ll have decent list and some money – I’d call that a real win win.
    Once one has a decent size list is probably the time to question which way to to go. I look forward to the day when I have to face that question!
    Best regards
    Doug
    (Probably JT’s slowest student)

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Doug, thanks for coming over to my blog and leaving a comment. I like what you say. I’ve learned through the comments If you are new, building a list and affiliates is the way to go.

    Selling the info product on it’s own when starting out is not easy but, you can test it for ClickBank by putting the info product on eBay and forums.

    Terry Conti

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  65. Teri:

    Awesome post!

    You have really created some good comments and discussion with this one.

    I have to agree with the majoroty of comments so far that Clickbank is the better way to go.

    I say this because I am on the other side and I promote other peoples products. Having products on Clickbank help me to make a living online.

    Using Clickbank will not generate as much money per sell but will generate more sales as more people are marketing the product. Having other people market the product for you can get you product in front of more people thus resulting in more sales.

    The other positive benefit of more sales is gaining more subscribers for your email list. You can make more money on the backend by sending emails about any new ebooks created for sale.

    – Rick
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Rick, thanks for coming by and commenting. Good comment, we can’t forget it’s all about the list and then I’d like to add getting a quality list of buyers.

    I’ve learned, selling your back end product to your whole list is a good way to make money on your own while still having the product on ClickBank if you wish and also strategically selling more info products in the future. Terry Conti

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  66. Hi Terry,

    Really nice post and good food for thought. Never crossed my mind before reading this post, so you now know that I am yet to create my first product :-) But now, after thinking about it, I would go with Clickbank or similar marketplace to sell the product.

    Reasons being

    – This in itself can be a huge and only business I could run if I can. I need no list, no tools other than having a fantastic product.

    – If the quality is good and people find value, the word spreads and the products markets itself as so many people look are looking for good products

    – Marketers have a huge lists and it always a good ides to LEVERAGE other marketers list and marketing effort. i.e. you are not marketing, you are not selling, but you are getting 50% value of your product value from nowhere – that my perspective.

    Cheers!
    Abizer

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Abizer, thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. Good point about not needing any tools and getting your info product out there on others lists. I understand if anyone just wants to work affiliate marketing that’s OK, not wrong.

    The ebook business is very dynamic, just want to say there are many ways to earn money in this business. Utilizing all the ways to me is best for maximum earnings.

    Terry Conti

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  67. Hi Terry,

    I go by what the overwhelming majority is saying: ClickBank. They’ve got the know-how and the audience. The authors just have to have a little money to begin with!

    Cheers,
    Jose

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Reply:

    Hi Jose, thank you for visiting my blog an leaving a comment. Don’t think that if you put your product on Clickbank it will automatically sell.

    Affiliate marketing is a realistic way to start for the beginner and yes you don’t need a whole lot of money. One must make sure the product is worthy for the audience. For me, I would test my product on eBay and forums before putting it on ClickBank. Terry Conti

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  68. Hi Terry

    Clickbank is a great place for getting your ebook out in front of the masses because of so many people being affiliates. The one thing I found is that you really have to have a good suite of promotional tools for the affiliates to use.
    Affiliates are choosey so they will certainly only look at products that 1. give them a good return and 2. give them lots of promotional help.

    Regards
    Anne

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  69. Terry ContiNo Gravatar
    Twitter: terrycontiblog
    on August 15th, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Hi Anne, thank you for visiting and commenting. You bring up a very important point here. If your info product does not give a good return and have good easy promotional tools it will just sit on ClickBank and do nothing.

    That is why I’ve learned to test the info product on eBay and different forums before putting it on ClickBank. Terry Conti

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  70. 100% go with an affiliate program. Clickbank, e-junkie, or whatever platform you feel attracted to.

    I think the question can be rephrased as “Do I have a large enough network to sell as many ebooks as I want by myself?” If one has a loyal and engaged network and isn’t looking for explosive growth then going solo would work great. But that’s a pretty elite group.

    I’ve read countless personal stories of how an affiliate marketing program was key in making BANK on an e-product. I’m launching my first paid e-product shortly and am really excited about the affiliate aspect. I feel that a commission check is a nominal way to say thank you to people who are successfully marketing for you :)

    Best of luck to everyone at this crossroad. May your e-products be value packed and go viral!

    Peace,
    Lauren
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Lauren, Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Your line of thought about having a large network to market to is very true, if you are going solo.

    Relying on the internet by your self and everyone is going to stop by your sales page and buy is non realistic. How true, I’ve learned it is for the elite few however I’ve also learned you can go solo and still sell your info product on ClickBank.

    Terry Conti

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  71. Hi Terry,

    Granted… I’m a newbie here. But my thinking is that Clickbank is the way to go.

    Having affiliates help us sell our products is a huge gift and one that I certainly hope to take advantage of.

    Affiliate sales cost you nothing (aside from the clickbank fee of $50) and have the potential of increasing your sales exponentially.

    So yes – Clickbank makes sense to me.

    Regards,

    Joelle
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Joelle, thanks for visiting and leaving your viewpoint. I can certainly understand your line of thought. If you want to test your info product to get an idea on how it would do on ClickBank just put it on eBay and/or Internet marketing forums first and see how it performs. Terry Conti

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  72. Terry, I actually do both for my ebooks. I have an ad page tied to paypal and another that is routed through clickbank. I see more traffic at the pages marketed through clickbank, so looks like I have folks promoting them through clickbank.

    Thanks, John
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi John, thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. Your input is valuable. I take it being you have more traffic with ClickBank, you earn more with ClickBank. I glad to know you are doing it both ways. I didn’t know that before writing this post.

    Terry Conti

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  73. Hi Terry

    Click bank is a very popular way to go, but read their terms and conditions very thoroughly as I was doing some research for a tutorial I was videoing and discovered some disturbing facts.
    Check out this post I’ve got on my blog

    http://www.barbara-harvey.com/some-things-you-may-no-know-about-click-bank.html

    This may help you make a decision and not find out the hard way that Clickbank isn’t always the best option.

    Hope you find this helpful.

    Take Care
    Barbara
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Barbara, thank for visiting and leaving this important information on my blog for everyone. I don’t usually allow links in my comments but this is a must see. Terry Conti

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    Barbara HarveyNo Gravatar Reply:

    Hi Terry
    Sorry I just didn’t think I wouldn’t normally put a link in someone elses blog. So please delete the link as this is the post I was referring to:

    I have been carrying out some research on Click Bank for a video tutorial I am doing and have discovered some very alarming facts. In my naivety I assumed if you sold a product through Click Bank you received payment for it. In theory you do, in fact it’s not a simple as that.

    Click Bank has some rules that I was not aware of:

    * Click Bank have a minimum payout threshold, admittedly you can set your own payout threshold but bear in mind that they will charge you £2.50 per payout so to make this economical you have to set a fairly high payout level which in turn means you have to wait much longer to receive any money!

    * The thing that really got me was, you have to make 5 sales to 5 different customers to reach your payout level and furthermore any sales that you receive from PayPal do not count towards your five sales. The 5 sales have to be by credit card.

    * That’s not all, there is also the dormant account scenario! If you do not have activity on your account for 90 days they make the account dormant which means you will have the privilege of paying $1 per payday as a fee. If the account goes into 180 days ‘dormant’ you get charged $5 each payday. So it isn’t rocket science to work out that any monies you have in your account could very rapidly disappear into the Click Bank coffers! At the time I did my research over 90% of all Click Bank accounts were considered dormant!!

    Makes you wonder how anyone makes any money through dealing with Click Bank but I have discovered an Ebook that helps solve this problem and in fact it can also help you make money. The book is called Clickbank for Newbies by Harvey Segal. The book is completely free and there is no optin – it’s certainly worth a read.

    I won’t put another link on here to the book!!! but it’s called Clickbank for Newbies.

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hey Barbara, thanks for writing this second comment with this very insightful info about ClickBank, just want you to know that it’s OK, I’m leaving the link to your blog. Terry Conti

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  74. Hi Terry:

    Wow ! I spent more time in reading comments than your post. However,I can say you can make another eBook out of the comments.

    I could not read all the comments and I feel majority is saying to sell your ebook with click bank.

    I am not going to do that. I will sell it from my site first. A careful business is a better business, than a business that makes other richer. When your book sells at Click Bank, I feel, because of your first book, because click bank charges a lot for services, chances are click bank will make more money than you. Click Bank is a global organization where there are lots of black hat tricks everywhere, and people are always looking for a new seller to take advantage of.

    Because of all these reason, I will sell my ebook from my site, making less profit.

    But if click bank lets you sell the ebook from your own site and then from click book also, may be you can try both. I have a feeling they do not let you sell from your site, once you start selling at click bank. I will like to know what did you decide. By the way I enjoyed your post too, you are a good writer.
    Fran Aslam

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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Fran, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Very good Idea on what you said about my comments. I truly hope you’ve gotten some good insight, I know I have.

    Fran, the only way ClicBank will make more money than you is if your ebook doesn’t sell. I’ve learned ClickBank will charge you minumal dormate fees if your product just sits and does nothing.

    ClickBank works, a lot of marketers do very well however, your info product must be marketable. Terry Conti

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  75. Hi Terry
    Your question gave me something to think about. As a person who is still struggling to create his first book and with no mailing list of my own yet, I think Clickbank is the way to go. I think I don’t mind to give other people a commission if that helps me creating a list fast. Of course there is a lot of work involved regarding creating good promotional stuff, but even if you try to sell it by your own, you need those resources, right?
    And having the book in Clickbank doesn’t stop you to promote it by yourself.
    I mean, you said “What if the ebook sells like hot cakes on it’s own. Why would you want to give out commissions? ” If the ebook sells like hot cakes on it’s own, that’s great, and the income that comes from affiliate sales is extra income, right? Nothing tells you that if you go with Clickbank you can’t make a lot of money by yourself at the same time.
    Best luck.
    Cheers
    Jorge
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Jorge, thank you for visiting and leaving your insight. Jorge I like and respect your comment. Gotta tell you that when I wrote this post I really didn’t know too much about ClickBank except that it was an affiliate website plus more.

    I truly didn’t know you can sell on your own and do ClickBank at the same time. At the time I didn’t know if ClickBank allowed that sort of thing.

    I am so glad I wrote this post because I’ve learned so much. This post’s comments has and is giving me and everyone else reading great insight. If you read the comments you’ll get a great learning experience about Clickbank. Again thank you for your comment. Terry Conti

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  76. Hi Terry,
    Thanks for your follow-up visit to my blog. I just wanted to let you know that I have tweeted your post too!
    Eliz
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Eliz, thanks for the reply and tweeting my post, it is very much appreciated, you have a very good interesting blog.

    Terry Conti

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  77. Hi Terry

    Your blog post is really something we should all think about. There are pros and cons to selling our ebook on its own or in Clickbank. I would think that selling it as an individual involves more hard work, as we need to find the most effective ways and means of traffic generation, learn about SEO etc, whereas CB is already an established marketplace with massive traffic. So unless you are an expert in traffic generation, it might be good to use CB when you start out, and slowly progress to selling your ebook on its own when you move on to your 2nd, 3rd or 4th products.

    CB on the hand, is a very competitive marketplace. Type in a keyword, and it would give u a long list of hundreds (or thousands!) of ebooks. So unless your ebook is very unique and has a high popularity or gravity, the chances of selling it well might be slim.

    Why not try it both ways? Market on CB first, then also sell it on it’s own. At least this ensures that we can capture both markets.
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    Hi Vivien, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Both ways is a good way to market your info product. I’ve learned through the comments selling solo you also need a big quality mailing list. I agree if you are new, you should start on ClickBank.

    Before I list on ClickBank, I would test my info product on eBay and forums. If my info product does well on ClickBank after I tested it I would keep it on ClickBank till sales drop. Then I would go solo.

    Terry Conti

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  78. Hi Terry,

    Your great post has thrown up lots of opinions, all worthy of consideration.

    I look at it like this. We all know so very well that we have to build our own list of responsive prospects in order to make sales.

    So I would think that if you have a good responsive list when your ebook is ready, then offer your product to them first. But ultimately you must get your affiliates to work for you as this is the method that can truly lead to the most sales, so Clickbank is the place for this.

    I feel sure that JT would say this and indeed this has also been endorsed by some of his most successful students in previous posts.

    Keep up the brilliant work Terry and good luck.

    Regards,

    Brian
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    Hi Brian, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I believe you need a rather large list to market the info product on it’s own. Also a lot of work writing articles and work getting the info product out there on the Internet. Also setting up payment processing.

    I’m not saying this is bad. It’s just part of the ebook business. ClickBank is less work but you’re going to have to make selling tools for your product. (Make it easy for your affiliates to sell)

    No matter how you slice it your info product must be want-able or selling on ClickBank or on it’s own will all be a waste of time.

    Terry Conti

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  79. First off, I didn’t see if anyone answered your eariler question about Clickbank fees. It is a $50 charge for your first product, but to add any additional product after that is no cost, if you’re using the same account.

    However, I know that many IM heavy-hitters have many different Clickbank accounts (I think John Thornhill has about 20), and I haven’t yet discovered the benefit to that. I’m only on my first product lol.

    On the whole, I honestly liked the professional presentation I have selling my product on Clickbank. I’ve tried to sell an ebook before just putting up a PayPal button, and it didn’t work well for me.

    And as others have already mentioned, getting affiliates onboard to help sell your product is just invaluable.
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    Hi Noelle, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting your view. Thanks for letting anyone reading this it’s 50 dollars per account.

    The reason some have different ClickBank accounts is to keep order. A separate account for each product instead of having all your products in one account where trying to figure out what product is doing what can be confusing. By keep a separate account for each product tracking each products performance is simple.

    Terry Conti

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  80. Hi Terry,

    It seems you have a whole lot of good advice here. I would opt for the Clickbank thing, though I have never posted a product on there.

    Do not forget to place it on Amazon also. It may not get the sales of Clickbank, but in my book a sale is a sale. They have a whole program there from start to finish for publishing your book in hard form.

    Very nice of you to put links to all of those folks who are such great sources and willing to selflessly offer those helps to us struggling marketers.

    God Speed,

    Justin
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    Hi Justin, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Also thank you for the kind words. This blog is all about helping each other out.

    Good idea you bring here about Amazon and having a hard cover to your info product as well. Terry Conti

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  81. Terry

    An interesting debate and chain of thoughts that you have going on here. I guess for some people the cost of getting started is an issue and therefore they want the cheapest (free) method which is by using a Paypal button or a prover such as PayDotCom as a pose to paying the Clickbank fee to list each product.

    Ultimately the argument remains that the biggest exposure to affiliates is via listing on Clickbank so whilst the fee may be seen to be prohibitive the real question is can you afford not to have that exposure? (and the small matter of their payment processing and automated service systems).

    All the best, Tom
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    Hi Tom, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Based on the comments ClickBank is the way to go. Pay dot com is almost like ClickBank but ClickBank will give you more ex-poser. You get what you pay for.

    It’s also harder to get accepted by ClickBank. Pay dot com can be a good alternative or you can do both as well.

    I’ve learned as the owner of your info product you can pretty much do as you choose with your product. You can give it basic resell rights, you can give it master resell right which is what you would give your product if you are going to have affiliates, you can give it PLR rights and Giveaway rights.

    I’m working on an ebook titled Learn The eBook Business in which a lot of subject matter such as this will be explained fully.

    Terry Conti

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  82. Hi Terry,

    I think you have done well for comments here!

    I think as I remember, somewhere in the John Thornhill coaching he recommends Clickbank every time.
    I think it is because of the backup services like refunds, affiliates etc

    So, if it’s good enough for John it’s good enough for me :o)

    Good luck

    Dave
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    Hi Dave, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. You’re right, John Thornhill does recommend you put your info product on ClickBank. I’ve come across many info products that were not on ClickBank that sold well and always wondered, why?

    So I wrote this post in the hopes that I would get enlightened. The comments here opened my eyes about ClickBank or sell an info product on it’s own more than I would ever expect.

    Terry Conti

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  83. Randy Smith
    Twitter: RandysIMRambles
    on August 17th, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Hi Terry,

    I suppose it’s a matter of opinion based on more factors than just getting affiliates…

    IF – you can get easy CB approval – then it is more trusted by affiliates – so there is more likelyhood that people would promote it.
    But getting it noticed by affiliates is still harder than many will lead you to believe.

    So from that point of view it would depend on how many JV partners you believe you could muster? as to whether one program would be better than another…

    The important factor really is to ensure you do have an affiliate program.
    After all – it’s better to receive the small profit from the efforts of many than all the profit from just your own….

    Randy

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    Hi Randy, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment. I want to thank you for your expertise and being down to earth, your insight it is very much appreciated.

    I intend to promote (test) my info product on eBay and online forums such as the Warrior forum to see if it will be ClickBank worthy.

    Terry Conti

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  84. Hi Terry,

    I’m fairly new to this so haven’t got as far as product creation yet. I’m like you eagerly learning and totally agree that there are so many wonderful people within the forum and blogs giving so much valuable help and advise it’s fantastic .

    As for a product launch – Can’t you just do it both ways and track which gives the best results? The market is so vast it’s unlikely that one would detract traffic from the other.

    To your success
    Michelle

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    Hi Michelle, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your comment. I’m learning too, I hope we can help each other out if you ever have any questions let me know. My blog is all about helping each other out so come back often.

    I am a student of the John Thorhill Master Class and most of my blog posts are summaries of the lessons so check them out they can be very helpful.

    As for doing both. I’ve learned through comments like yours that you can do both. I didn’t know that before I wrote this post. I am learning and have learned so much already. The insight I’ve gotten is very educational. Terry Conti

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  85. Hi Terry,

    On your question: Clickbank or on your own. I would say if you already were known in your market as an expert and had already had several successful products (thru Clickbank or not), then you should promote and sell it yourself. However, if the above credentials are absent and this is your first eProduct, I would say going with Clickbank. Their affiliates are ready with all their lists and I believe you would sell more. You might be paying 50% commission for LOTS of sales but that would be better than 100% earnings of lesser sales.

    Thanks for asking my opinion and thanks for joining the 100 blog post challenge!

    Kat
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    Hi Kat, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. I totally agree with what you are saying, it makes so much sense. I have learned this through comments like yours. Your input is very much appreciated. All the best to you with the 100 comment challenge.

    Terry Conti

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  86. Hello Terry,

    Great article and a great question.
    I would say, go with clickbank, or amazon or a publisher, don’t do it alone.

    Just look at all the best sellers, they are sold in stores e.g. by someone else getting a commission.

    Doing the same on the net gets you a much larger audience and spreads your work to a lot more people making your second product sell directly to a lot more who have bought from you before.
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    Hi, Daniel, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Good point about the real world compared to the Internet world. What’s good about the Internet world is that you can test your ebook on eBay and fourms before putting it on ClickBank. Terry Conti

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  87. Hi Terry,

    Ok first Oh gee shucks I am blushing thank you for the mention! Nice to know this little aussie bimbo can inspire people!

    2: WOW on your comments, how amazing! You only have 24 more 100 members to pop past and give a comment! (I have created a table so I can mark people off as I head around to everyone’s blogs) PLUS your Alexa ranking has dropped by @2.5 million! Not bad at all! Go the power of blog commenting!

    OK now to the point of your post. Not everyone uses clickbank. Some people have their own affiliate programs, others use paydotcom, plimus, rap script etc etc. There are other ways of promoting your ebook.

    The advantage of offering your book through an affiliate network is the bonus of people selling your product for you. My spray tanning manual is listed on paydotcom and I have affiliates who promote it. This has been a great thing for me as I have been really slack in my own marketing side of things. Affiliates will promote your product for you and all you have to do is sit back and let the sales come in.

    TRICK! Make sure you find affiliates in your niche to promote your book for you! This works a treat. I have about 4 major websites to do with spray tanning that promote my book for me. Their websites are dedicated to spray tanning and the beauty industry which is a bonus.

    Keep up with the commenting! Not long to go! :cool:

    Cheers

    Jacinta :D
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    Hi Jacinta, thanks for everything, I am so grateful. Speaking for everyone else I’m sure we are all grateful. You are amazing.

    Thanks for letting all know who are reading there are more options than just ClickBank.

    Your comment has many good examples of how one can go about marketing an ebook. Affiliate marketing is very powerful if done right with the right product and the right people. Thanks for the eyeopener, Jacinta. Terry Conti

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  88. HI Terry
    I am new to IM but I do think the power of working with partners at least at first(for me) is an argument for useing Clickbank. I think there are a lot of links to the offline world of marketing. Unless a brand is well known offline the eaisest way to get it in front of the customer is to appoint distributors to promote it.
    Gongratulations on your successful blog,
    Thank you for commenting on mine
    All the best
    Vince

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    Hi Vince, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. You’re right, the Internet has changed the way marketing is done for the better. If done right the Internet has an enormous amount of potential to succeed. Terry Conti

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  89. Hi Terry,
    Your question is one many of us struggle with. The old system of sales and marketing encouraged you to keep it all for yourself. Look at the economy today. Would you open a “store front” with so much cost and limited potential?
    The net offers unlimited potential. Look, I am talking to you here, right now, Wow.

    I have a great book in the works with a solution to obesity. Imagine how I feel just talking to you and others?
    Pierre

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    Hi Pierre Trudel, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. Your input makes sense and lets us realize how amazing the Internet is. The cost of starting a business in the real world can cost an enormous amount. You can start an online business and the cost is almost nothing and get the same results if you where to start a real world traditional business.

    Terry Conti

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  90. Andy BrownNo Gravatar
    Twitter: andybrownimr
    on August 21st, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Hi Terry,

    Speaking from experience I got to the number one ebook on Clickbank in the golf niche and only moved over to 1shoppingcart when I decided I wanted to sell hard copy versions like books, CDs and DVDs.

    In doing this I had to put a lot more work into developing my affiliate program and set up a merchant account which usually takes hassle with any of the main banks in the UK. My experience is in dealing with HSBC.

    Times have changed now and Clickbank now allow you to offer what they call “shipped media”. I have some reservations with how they process orders to the extent that I won’t be moving back. I can definitely expand on these if you would like me to.

    I’m pleased I moved away from Clickbank and now have a solution that delivers digital products and hard products from my fulfillment company in the States.

    Let me know if you would like any detailed advice as I would be more than happy to help.

    Kind Regards

    Andy
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    Hi Andy, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your input. For now I’m sticking with ebooks not physical products. I’ll take a look at what your doing to learn and see, sounds interesting. Thanks, Terry Conti

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    Hi Terry,

    That’s cool, if you ever feel like you could be making more by shipping hard products (maybe you get the odd person ask for a physical book – I started using Lulu to handle that kind of request) I would simply use SurveyMonkey to understand the exact demand and also gauge interest in other areas of your business.

    Have a good Sunday.

    Cheers

    Andy
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  91. My ebooks are all free currently. But if I were to sell a new one in the future, I think ClickBank would be best. Regardless of how good your ebook may sell on it’s own, there is no point in closing the door on an easy traffic source such as that of the millions of potential affiliates promoting your product. Of course, if you are that huge then you would have no trouble getting links to your product. But not everyone will link to your product without having the chance of getting paid for it.
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    Hi Brandon, thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. Good points, I like what you said about not everyone will link to your product without having the chance for getting paid for it.

    I’ve learned that if and when you get huge with a big mailing list and JV’s it will be a lot easier to sell an info product on its own.

    Terry Conti

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  92. Hi Terry,

    This is a good topic you have posted and your questions are definitely worth thinking about. First of all, you are the product creator and probably don’t have a large list yet. You probably don’t have the financial resources to continuously pay for adds or the time to search for all the advertising possibilities.

    I think it is best to put your ebook on ClickBank and let the thousands of other affiliates use their lists, resources and time to promote your product. This will free you up to work on other products.

    Put yourself in position to leverage the work of others and that will make you more money than trying to do everything yourself. By the way, your blog looks great!

    All the best!

    Mark

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    Hi Mark, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment and also thank you for the compliment about my blog, your blog doesn’t look bad as well, very nice colorful layout.

    I understand if you are not established to put your informational product on ClickBank, it will be so much easier than going on your own. However with Clickbank or any other affiliate method you must make sure your info product is a worth while product or you won’t go anywhere. I’ve learned when starting out affiliate marketing is the way to go thank you, Mark. Terry Conti

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  95. Hi Terry, Thanks for the mention, it’s really appreciated. Regarding your great post I would have to agree with Barry Wells and say Clickbank every time. The exposure alone could be enormous and having other people advertising YOUR product adds a certain level of credibilty to it enhancing it’s chances of success. If you can get 40%/60% of other peoples work then it is a great position to be in. A million marketers can’t be wrong. As your name and reputation gains momentum then so your product prices rise. Good luck in all your ventures mate,
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    Hi Keith, thanks for visiting and leaving your comment. Yes, it looks like ClickBank is the way to go (especially when you’re new) but I’ve learned that you can test your information product before you put it on ClickBank by putting it on eBay and forums.

    Also thanks for your input about as you get more popular you can raise the price of your info product, good point. Terry Conti

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  96. Hi Terry,

    This is such an important post.Glad you bring this topic into discussion.

    Though I’m quite new to internet marketing and don’t much idea about the process of selling the ebook but if i were you i would prefer the Click bank. I’d rather pay the commission than to have some complication in the near future.

    Many thanks for bringing this topic into light.Good luck with the challenge and with your business.

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    Hi Alesandra, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Want to let you know that I’ve learned the complication in the furture would be no sales or very few. If you are going to sell your ebook on it’s own you should be an established marketer with a big list and very popular.

    If you ever need any help in the future and want to know more about ebooks just follow my blog. I will be continuing the John Thornhill Masterclass program course summaries soon, check out the course summaries and learn. Terry Conti

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  97. I would give a bit of of my thoughts….

    If I am trying to build a list – I would give it away.

    Yet, if I was selling a new concept, I would go clickbank. People tend to have more confidence with them over just picking up a new person’s product from their website. Sell low, make it up in quantity…..and oh yeah – find a way to sneak a mailing list signup to get the download….perhaps and activation or unlocking link.

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    Hi Jerry, thanks for visiting my blog and giving your thoughts. Yes, building a list in everything you do is essential, free or otherwise.

    Terry Conti

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  98. Great post. I’ve always had ideas in my head that I have wanted to put out there on ClickBank, but have never made it that far. Now that you have posted this, I think I’ll put something out there and see how it goes!

    Thanks!

    Patrick
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    Hi Patrick, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. The comments here are very insightful. I am so glad the information here has helped. The comments here are a great learning experience about ClickBank.

    Also I am a student of the John Thornhill Masterclass program. I have been posting my lesson summaries on this blog. If you want to get some more insight or perhaps become a student your self keep visiting my blog, Terry Conti

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  99. Hi Terry,
    Man this challenge has really got me a lot of seat time in front of the computer in the last few days but I think I’ve got it now just a few more to go, it’s been a great experience there are some really awesome blogs with some great info.
    Have a great day.
    Enjoy the Challenge.
    Mike
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    Hi Mike, thanks for visiting my blog. I wish you all the best in the 100 comments challenge. Terry Conti

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  100. Hi Terry,

    Back Again!

    Awesome comments! Only 16 challengers to go!

    Hopefully they will get here soon over the next couple of days.

    Cheers

    Jacinta :D

    P.S I stumbled you this time! :P
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    Hi Jacinta, thanks for stopping by and leaving your good words. Catch up later. The 100 comment challenge is a blast. What a ride!

    Terry Conti

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  101. Hi Terry

    Congratulations on a great post, it’s generated some very interesting and useful comments.

    My product creation so far is limited to free reports that I give away to build my list so I don’t yet have any experience of selling a paid product.

    From the comments you’ve received, Clickbank is obviously favourite but I’m a great believer in not having all your eggs in one basket so I would also look at other options as well. And there is so much competition on Clickbank that I would be concerned about my product getting lost in the crowd. I could be wrong but I seen to recall reading somewhere that if you don’t achieve a certain amount of sales your product will get pulled. As I say, I’m not certain about that and I’m sure someone will correct me if that’s not the case.

    PayDotCom and eJunkie are alternatives and I believe RAP (Rapid Action Profits) does things a little differently but seems to be increasing in popularity.

    It’s not too difficult to get a physical book on Amazon now that print-on-demand options like Lulu are available, or a product could be offered in CD or DVD format on eBay. Both eBay and Amazon have massive amounts of customers with credit cards in hand. As Amazon’s Kindle Reader has really taken off, that could be another format worth exploring.

    As I said, I’m not really qualified to comment but am just adding a few thoughts.

    Good luck to you and all your fellow MC participants, whatever sales platform you ultimately choose to launch your products.

    Warm regards
    Lynn

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    Hi Lynn, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. For someone who is new you sure are on the right track. Very well put, explore all possibilities for maximum earnings. Thanks for the info.

    Just want to tell you Lynn, the difference between selling a free and paid info product is that free as you know is done with a squeeze page. If you are selling an info product it is done with a sales page. A squeeze page is designed to get email addresses in order to build your list and sell your back end product.

    Don’t forget you can even sell your back end product within the ebook itself by inserting strategically placed links.

    A sales page is designed to sell your info product. Both should invite email addresses. Always do something to build your list.

    Come to my blog and visit often and learn. I write John Thorhill Masterclass program lesson summaries as posts. I’m up to week 19, will continue summaries soon. The 100 comment challenge has mostly halted everything but it’s been a great ride.

    Terry Conti

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  102. Hi, Terry,
    I am new to all this and haven’t even thought about creating an ebook yet. LOL. You have alot of information just in this comments section. I will be back to learn more from you.
    Thanks for sharing. My apologies for being so late blog hopping.
    Better late than never. I really have learned a bunch from everyone that has been involved in this challenge.
    Thanks again,
    Fran T
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    Hi Fran, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. If you ever need and help come back and visit my blog often and learn. I am a student of the John Thornhill Masterclass program and I have written lesson summaries as blog posts on this blog. I’m up to week 19. There are 36 weeks.

    I am so happy that you have learned something from the 100 comment challenge.

    To continue learning, I hope my blog can be a source of helping each other in the future.

    Terry Conti

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  104. Hi there!
    From my experiences until now, I would strongly recommend to put it on Clickbank. It was easier to me, I hope it will be for you too. And also that you are going to make the right decision!

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    Hi Julia, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. From all the comments I’ve learned a lot. I certainly feel I will make the right decision. Thanks to all the insight I’ve gotten from this blog post.

    I think I will test my ebook on ebay and see if it is Clickbank worthy. A lot of people don’t know about some of the Clickbank rules. Go to my blog post http://terryconti.com/some-things-you-should-know-about-clickbank/

    Terry Conti

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  105. Alex Neill
    Twitter: superaffiliatex
    on December 8th, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Hi Terri

    I have not yet written my own product, but I just wondered did you make a decision on what way forward you would move, ie. clickbank or on it’s own?

    Just so I know what’s the best option when it comes for the time to release my own ebooks or guides.

    Thanks Alex

    ps. found your blog post from the 100 blog comments link on Jacinta’s blog.
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    Hi Alex, writing this post and reading through the comments has taught me a lot about Clickbank and how to go about marketing an ebook on it’s own or on Clickbank.

    There is a lot to read here so to save time I will summarize what I got out of this whole experience. First there are some things about Clickbank everyone should know. To find out go to my blog post dated August 21 called Some things you should know about Clicbank.

    http://terryconti.com/some-things-you-should-know-about-clickbank/

    If you are a big Guru who chooses not have affiliates for your product then I can see why you are happy with your sales. You are popular and you have a huge mailing list and everyone will buy from you.

    If sales start to go down to a point where you are not happy, then I guess this big Guru would choose to start bringing in affiliates. He knows the power of the many is greater than the power of the one. He’ll give his product a boost.

    This is not the way it is for most of us although this big guru may decide to bring affiliates on board right from the start. It all depends on the guru.

    So from reading my August 21 post you know your info product must be good because if it just sits there on Clickbank there will be fees to pay.

    The best thing to do is to test your info product out on ebay and see if it is Clicbank worthy. If it sells on ebay you know it will sell on Clickbank.

    I’ve learned this whole concept is not cut and dry. If you are a big guru it all depends on what you want to do. If you are just starting out (unless you are a lucky SOB) the power of the many is sure better than the power of the one to get good exposure and sales.

    Terry Conti

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  106. Hi Terry

    I am one of Johns Masterclass students as well.

    I am still writting my first e book, I think I will be going down the clickbank route.

    Using article marketing to promote it.

    Great site.

    Regards

    Zahid

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    Hi Zahid, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your comment. By all means use article marketing to promote it but most important is to start a mailing list also use social bookmarking sites such as twitter, face book etc. and if you offer something related on eBay include your new ebook sales page with in the product. Get brandable related eBooks and brand them with your new product as well.

    Terry Conti

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  107. Hi Terry

    Thanks for the advice.

    I will add that to my list promotion methods and go through them one by one.

    Especially brandable content related ebooks.

    Thanks

    Zahid

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  108. I seen to recall reading somewhere that if you don’t achieve a certain amount of sales your product will get pulled. As I say, I’m not certain about that and I’m sure someone will correct me if that’s not the case.
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    Hi Dairy,

    If you don’t achieve a certain amount of sales you will get charged money to keep your product on Clickbank.

    Here’s a post I wrote that will give you more information http://www.terryconti.com/some-things-you-should-know-about-clickbank/

    I hope it helps.

    Terry Conti
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  109. Hi again Terry!

    I believe ClicBank is just right for those that already have a larger number of ebooks written and can’t handle the sales for all. If you only have one, it would be a pity to sell it like that, but it still depends on your time. You could write another one while others take care of the sales.
    So there are pros and cons to this, depends on your needs.
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    Terry ContiNo Gravatar
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    Hi Beth,

    If you have your eBook selling on it’s own and you are happy with sales then don’t put it on Click bank till sales start to go down because the power of the many are better than the power of the one.

    I say again if you have a brand new eBook you just wrote and you want to see if it’s Click Bank worthy, test it on eBay.

    You said it right there are pros and cons to this, it all depends on your needs, however affiliate marketing cannot be avoided because it’s a powerful concept.

    Thanks for visiting and your ideas. Keep on keeping on,

    Terry Conti
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