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Posted By: MaaMaw In Response To: Re: UPDATE: It just took a couple of installments to figure out why this won't work for me.... (Alex from Extra-Paycheck)
Date: Monday, March 17, 2008, at 11:44 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: UPDATE: It just took a couple of installments to figure out why this won't work for me.... (Alex from Extra-Paycheck)
>> The same goes to CB products... Most of the time I purchase the
>> product before promoting it. The only times I do not purchase it to test
>> it out myself is when;
>> a) The product has high gravity = lots of sales
>> b) Refund rate is under 5% = good quality product
>> ... + Clickbank offers an 8 week Money Back guarantee... so if they
>> "client" ever feels like the product wasn't worth his money - he
>> has 2 months to get the money back.
This makes a certain amount of sense:
I forgot about Clickbank offering an 8-week guarantee...
You can't argue with "high gravity" suggesting lots of sales...
But I would never equate less than a 5% refund rate with a good quality product. It is certainly more likely to be a good-quality product -- but it's a fact of life that lots of people just don't have the ambition to return rotten products, they forget all about it in the chaos of everyday life, or they don't even look inside the box until it's too late (instead, they put it on a shelf intending to get 'round tuit tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes). (Information junkies are especially prone to this; I've done it myself on more than one occasion.)
You might not lose anybody else like me so maybe it isn't important, but if I were you, I would include this right up front, instead of stopping with this:
"I would love to purchase every product I want to promote - so
I could know exactly what it's about, unfortunately this could end
up costing a little penny, so we will read the product's website
and maybe try to find some reviews of the product online.
If you think the product is a bunch of bull and no one will buy it -
would you really invest your time on promoting it?"
The problem with that line of reasoning is the fact that this...
"If you think the product is a bunch of bull"
"and no one will buy it"
don't belong in the same sentence.
The sad fact is, there are TONS of products that are a bunch of bull and EVERYONE buys them... especially money-making and money-saving (i.e., water/gas) products.
That's what I don't want to promote -- and without seeing them and actually following through with many of them (i.e., "working the program"), it just isn't possible to know.
>> doesn't feel "right" promoting it - then the best way to go is
>> become an affiliate of eBay (CJ.com) or Amazon.com and promote physical
>> products... like Games, Books, TV sets...etc. The principle is exactly the
The principle is the same -- but the commissions aren't.
I make tons of sales from my eBay affiliate stores, but I make very little money with it... and Amazon commissions are itty-bitty.
Definitely not in the same category as being an affiliate for high-priced electronic products.
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