ClickBank

(or technically resale) from their list of products by anyone who

wants to sign up, paying a commission on any and all sales made
as detailed further down in the summary of their payment
agreement.


ClickBank is a different type of affiliate network in that they are not
just a broker and they are not really a normal vendor ClickBank
fulfills the best of both worlds by supplying a list of available
vendors and electronic media goods broken down into various
categories as well as handling the engines, link creation and
tracking necessary to allow you to market and sell those goods on
your pages. In effect you can think of ClickBank as a broker who
also handles much of the legalities, payment handling and tracking
while providing you assistance and guidelines on how best to
legally market and sell the service products that they have
available. They also allow you to list and sale your own software,
eBooks and other goods if approved and if they meet their strict
guidelines and policies, without a huge contractual obligation or a
minimum qty of sales as many other online vendors require.
ClickBank is quite simply the future of ecommerce for the
everyman ...

As with any business transaction there has to be an agreement, or
contract which stipulates what each party is responsible for and will
be held to. Depending on whether you are just joining as an
affiliate seller or have product(s) to list with ClickBank for sale the
terms and contracts vary, but the client contract which details
exactly what they provide, what you are responsible for and what
arbitration methods are allowed follows:



THE AGREEMENT


A quick summary of the details of this contract as of February 2007
state that the client is:


Bound by the laws of Boise, Idaho and its jurisdiction should
any conflicts, claims or suits arise


Assuming full responsibility to use ClickBank affiliated
services


An independent party and cannot represent or claim to
represent ClickBank directly and specifically that you are


o Not authorized to make any warranty or obligations on
behalf of ClickBank

o Solely responsible for reporting and paying any income
taxes and withholdings


Responsible for obtaining any licenses or permits required to
operate a business on your site


In agreement that by promoting products listed by
ClickBank that you

o Do not imply or suggest warranties or policies that
conflict with ClickBank’s eight-week return policy

o Will not allow unauthorized or unlicensed use of
materials or images and will not take part in such
yourself


o Will not interfere with tracking of commissions or
normal flow of traffic from affiliates

o Will apply by and include any required U.S. Federal
and state regulations and policies regarding
advertising and consumer protection as discussed in
their online form at:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/dotcom
/index.pdf

o Products you submit for sell are subject to the
“ClickBank product and publisher review program” and
that your products may be rejected or the amount
kept in reserve etc. changed as deemed necessary by
ClickBank at their sole discretion

o Will provide up-to-date email addresses and will
respond within 24 hours to communication from
ClickBank at any time.


Not allowed to send or cause to be sent messages by
electronic means for promotional purposes that

o Are sent to people who have opted out or requested to
not receive such advertising

o It will not contain any false or misleading information
including your contact or product representation
attributes

o Such messages will not have invalid message headers
or ‘masked origins’ nor include mousetraps such as
pop-ups or other annoyances

o All messages have a clear and functional way to ‘opt
out’ of future correspondence and that such



functionality will remain functional for at least 30 days
from the date the message is sent


Aware that ClickBank can temporarily or permanently in
some cases seize all funds in your account should it be
determined that you have been involved in:

o Illegal activity or violations of Federal and State
regulations

o Disregarded ClickBank rules and policies

o Are involved with a lawsuit directed at ClickBank or its’
employees or have participated in legal threats,
abusive language, harassment or other behavior
deemed antisocial directed at the company or
associated parties

o If needed to secure payment and performance of any
indebtedness you have incurred


Aware that the contract is subject to modification at any time



To sell goods with ClickBank you need to have a “Publisher
Account” set up, and bear in mind that all products sold by
ClickBank must meet the following criteria:

I. They must be digitally delivered from web pages,
downloadable files or via email

II. They must ship within 24 hours of purchase, immediately
preferred


III. Shipped delivery can be offered as a supplement or a
courtesy but must not be vital to the use or functionality of
the product

IV. There must be a valid technical support email address
which is responded to within 24 hours of receiving an
email, and not by an automated emailer

V. Products must have English support hosted on your own
web site in a domain name you own (no free sites) and be
fully compliant with US law including the
FTC Advertising
Rules
and Disclosure Rules.

If you meet these criteria you need to have two web pages, both
hosted on a web site you own or control under a domain name you
own or that is registered to you, consisting of a:


I. Sales Letter

This page will describe and market the product or eBook to
be purchased at ClickBank and will have the payment link
which the customer can use to obtain the good or service.
Items that need to be detailed on such a page include:

Detailed description

How it will be delivered and in what timeframe

Details about the ClickBank payment link


II. Download Page

This is the page the customer sees after they pay with
ClickBank and will only be seen once payment has been
tendered and approved. It should include details such as:



A thank you for buying your product

Contact and technical support information

A reminder that the charge will show up as
“Clkbank*com” on any credit card or bank statement

Requests for information for follow-up or registration
purposes

An ‘exit’ link to return the customer to your primary page
or away from the thank you page


FINANCES


ClickBank has pay periods that end right after 12:00 midnight
Pacific Time on the first and sixteenth of each month, and chooses
to pay by check only, said checks to be void 90 days after the date
of issue and mailed within 15 days after the end of each pay
period. Any checks for amounts over five-thousand ($5,000.00)
USD (United States Dollars) are sent at ClickBank’s expense by US
Priority Mail and amounts over ten-thousand ($ 10,000.00 USD)
are shipped overnight by FedEx when possible.


You are allowed to set a predetermined minimum for which you are
willing to have a check cut, ranging from ten USD to ten-thousand
in your preferences. The default setting is one-hundred USD.
Once the minimum payable balance is reached and a payment date
occurs the amount minus a $2.50 fee is issued and will be shipped
as described above.


TRANSACTIONS



ClickBank obtains products from publishers at a 7.5% discount plus
a $1 stocking fee, and can also collect EU VAT taxes if required. If
the sale is generated by an affiliate site then the wholesale price is
split between the publisher and affiliate according to the
percentage set by the publisher and credits are generated as
appropriate at the moment of the sale. Should a return occur due
to a customer dispute the customer received a 100% refund and
the payouts are debited back from the accounts and the publisher
will also be charged $1 for returned online check sales but not for
credit card refunds. If a ‘charge back’ or revoked sale is caused by
a customer’s bank there will charges as appropriate and should any
product generate more then 1% charge backs in any 90-day period
a $35 penalty will be assessed and the product may be delisted.


GET PAID


No delivery service is perfect, and sometimes deposits are not
made before a check is expired or a check may even be stolen all
of which can result in payments that have been issued not being
received. ClickBank handles this in a fairly standard manner:
should you wish to cancel a check and have it reissued there is a
$20 cancellation fee and said check will be cut on the next twice-
monthly issuance date. Requests received by the 10th of any
month will be handled in the order they are received. Should a
check grow ‘stale’ that is expire and need to be reissued marking it
VOID and sending it to the Paycheck Department will allow a new
check to be issued.



As required by US law ClickBank will withhold payments until sales
made with five or more credit card numbers including at least one
Visa and one MasterCard account have been made.


Should you ever wish to close your account any balance less then
ten USD ($10) will be forfeited, or if you wish to transfer or move
your account to another name or payee this can be accomplished
with a signed authorization statement via certified mail and a fifty
($50) fee. Accounts that have no earnings for an extended period
may be deemed ‘dormant’ and a fee of $1 a pay period ($2 a
month) or $10 a period ($20 a month) after 365 of dormancy may
apply.

A WORD ON THE IRS

It is recommended that you obtain an IRS issued Employer
Identification Number (EIN) to use as your taxpayer ID number
from the IRS site noted
HERE.

This will help simplify the 1099 reporting requirement and if you
earn more then $600 you are required to have some form of
Taxpayer ID affiliated with your account anyway, and your social
security number is often considered too private to list.

This details most of what ClickBank is about, how it’s contract
works and payment methods are determined, who is responsible
for which elements of the sale and advertisements etc. now only
you can know if this particular affiliate is right for you and your
business, but some key elements to consider include:



I. Do you have product of your own to sell and if so what is
it? ClickBank for instance is an excellent place to market
eBooks, software or downloadable goods but they don’t
handle physical products.

II. How much exposure does your web site have and does
your average viewer seem the type to purchase information
and eBooks or software online? If so, linking to affiliate
sales and eBooks from your site can be a good revenue
generator with little to no risk by participating in
ClickBank’s affiliate program.

III. Is starting to sell your eBook, software etc. at a low cost or
becoming a vendor site for others at no cost something
that appeals to you? Selling some products such as eBooks
can be as low as a $49.95 setup fee and fees of about 8%
on each sale and they handle collections, refunds and
paying of affiliates.

Whether you are a creator and writer of eBooks, software, video or
music that needs a cheap and easy way to market your products or
just a website owner seeking to link to various information to sell to
your visitors and obtain a piece of the profit ClickBank is custom
tailored to your needs. If however you sell physical products or
need a lot of marketing and advertising done for you then this
venue may not be optimum for your considerations.

The next section will give you the exact steps you need to follow in
order to get your ClickBank website setup for maximum profit...


Preparations


This section is dedicated to a fast, low down & dirty system for
making sure that you get your account running without much
hassle or time requirements...


Not everyone has the know-how to create online scripts and secure
credit card processing. That is one reason why companies like
ClickBank have flourished and why they can be such a great
resource to so many individuals but a little knowledge and some
careful application of the right types of feature sets can go a long
way into making your online marketing and sales capabilities for
your ClickBank product or affiliate links go further and do more to
increasing your bottom line.


First and foremost ClickBank requires that you not list your product
on any ‘free’ web sites, and that you own the domain name in use.
This requires understanding a little about domains, how to register
a domain name, how to best select and choose a name etc. so let’s
go over a few of these details of online commerce to make certain
you are currently set up for an optimal ClickBank experience, and if
not how to prepare your site correctly.


Online commerce or ‘ecommerce’ as it is often referred to, is the
process of accepting payment for goods and / or services sold
across the World Wide Web, or Internet. In many cases, as with
ClickBank or other affiliate sales the goods are downloadable
products in the form of information or software, but ecommerce
refers to any sale even of physical goods that are shipped from a
location or locations when ordered online. There are many aspects



(or technically resale) from their list of products by anyone who
wants to sign up, paying a commission on any and all sales made
as detailed further down in the summary of their payment
agreement.


ClickBank is a different type of affiliate network in that they are not
just a broker and they are not really a normal vendor ClickBank
fulfills the best of both worlds by supplying a list of available
vendors and electronic media goods broken down into various
categories as well as handling the engines, link creation and
tracking necessary to allow you to market and sell those goods on
your pages. In effect you can think of ClickBank as a broker who
also handles much of the legalities, payment handling and tracking
while providing you assistance and guidelines on how best to
legally market and sell the service products that they have
available. They also allow you to list and sale your own software,
eBooks and other goods if approved and if they meet their strict
guidelines and policies, without a huge contractual obligation or a
minimum qty of sales as many other online vendors require.
ClickBank is quite simply the future of ecommerce for the
everyman ...

As with any business transaction there has to be an agreement, or
contract which stipulates what each party is responsible for and will
be held to. Depending on whether you are just joining as an
affiliate seller or have product(s) to list with ClickBank for sale the
terms and contracts vary, but the client contract which details
exactly what they provide, what you are responsible for and what
arbitration methods are allowed follows:



THE AGREEMENT


A quick summary of the details of this contract as of February 2007
state that the client is:


Bound by the laws of Boise, Idaho and its jurisdiction should
any conflicts, claims or suits arise


Assuming full responsibility to use ClickBank affiliated
services


An independent party and cannot represent or claim to
represent ClickBank directly and specifically that you are


o Not authorized to make any warranty or obligations on
behalf of ClickBank

o Solely responsible for reporting and paying any income
taxes and withholdings


Responsible for obtaining any licenses or permits required to
operate a business on your site


In agreement that by promoting products listed by
ClickBank that you

o Do not imply or suggest warranties or policies that
conflict with ClickBank’s eight-week return policy

o Will not allow unauthorized or unlicensed use of
materials or images and will not take part in such
yourself



o Will not interfere with tracking of commissions or
normal flow of traffic from affiliates

o Will apply by and include any required U.S. Federal
and state regulations and policies regarding
advertising and consumer protection as discussed in
their online form at:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/dotcom
/index.pdf

o Products you submit for sell are subject to the
“ClickBank product and publisher review program” and
that your products may be rejected or the amount
kept in reserve etc. changed as deemed necessary by
ClickBank at their sole discretion

o Will provide up-to-date email addresses and will
respond within 24 hours to communication from
ClickBank at any time.


Not allowed to send or cause to be sent messages by
electronic means for promotional purposes that

o Are sent to people who have opted out or requested to
not receive such advertising

o It will not contain any false or misleading information
including your contact or product representation
attributes

o Such messages will not have invalid message headers
or ‘masked origins’ nor include mousetraps such as
pop-ups or other annoyances

o All messages have a clear and functional way to ‘opt
out’ of future correspondence and that such



functionality will remain functional for at least 30 days
from the date the message is sent


Aware that ClickBank can temporarily or permanently in
some cases seize all funds in your account should it be
determined that you have been involved in:

o Illegal activity or violations of Federal and State
regulations

o Disregarded ClickBank rules and policies

o Are involved with a lawsuit directed at ClickBank or its’
employees or have participated in legal threats,
abusive language, harassment or other behavior
deemed antisocial directed at the company or
associated parties

o If needed to secure payment and performance of any
indebtedness you have incurred


Aware that the contract is subject to modification at any time



To sell goods with ClickBank you need to have a “Publisher
Account” set up, and bear in mind that all products sold by
ClickBank must meet the following criteria:

I. They must be digitally delivered from web pages,
downloadable files or via email

II. They must ship within 24 hours of purchase, immediately
preferred



III. Shipped delivery can be offered as a supplement or a
courtesy but must not be vital to the use or functionality of
the product

IV. There must be a valid technical support email address
which is responded to within 24 hours of receiving an
email, and not by an automated emailer

V. Products must have English support hosted on your own
web site in a domain name you own (no free sites) and be
fully compliant with US law including the
FTC Advertising
Rules
and Disclosure Rules.

If you meet these criteria you need to have two web pages, both
hosted on a web site you own or control under a domain name you
own or that is registered to you, consisting of a:


I. Sales Letter

This page will describe and market the product or eBook to
be purchased at ClickBank and will have the payment link
which the customer can use to obtain the good or service.
Items that need to be detailed on such a page include:

Detailed description

How it will be delivered and in what timeframe

Details about the ClickBank payment link


II. Download Page

This is the page the customer sees after they pay with
ClickBank and will only be seen once payment has been
tendered and approved. It should include details such as:



A thank you for buying your product

Contact and technical support information

A reminder that the charge will show up as
“Clkbank*com” on any credit card or bank statement

Requests for information for follow-up or registration
purposes

An ‘exit’ link to return the customer to your primary page
or away from the thank you page


FINANCES


ClickBank has pay periods that end right after 12:00 midnight
Pacific Time on the first and sixteenth of each month, and chooses
to pay by check only, said checks to be void 90 days after the date
of issue and mailed within 15 days after the end of each pay
period. Any checks for amounts over five-thousand ($5,000.00)
USD (United States Dollars) are sent at ClickBank’s expense by US
Priority Mail and amounts over ten-thousand ($ 10,000.00 USD)
are shipped overnight by FedEx when possible.


You are allowed to set a predetermined minimum for which you are
willing to have a check cut, ranging from ten USD to ten-thousand
in your preferences. The default setting is one-hundred USD.
Once the minimum payable balance is reached and a payment date
occurs the amount minus a $2.50 fee is issued and will be shipped
as described above.


TRANSACTIONS



ClickBank obtains products from publishers at a 7.5% discount plus
a $1 stocking fee, and can also collect EU VAT taxes if required. If
the sale is generated by an affiliate site then the wholesale price is
split between the publisher and affiliate according to the
percentage set by the publisher and credits are generated as
appropriate at the moment of the sale. Should a return occur due
to a customer dispute the customer received a 100% refund and
the payouts are debited back from the accounts and the publisher
will also be charged $1 for returned online check sales but not for
credit card refunds. If a ‘charge back’ or revoked sale is caused by
a customer’s bank there will charges as appropriate and should any
product generate more then 1% charge backs in any 90-day period
a $35 penalty will be assessed and the product may be delisted.


GET PAID


No delivery service is perfect, and sometimes deposits are not
made before a check is expired or a check may even be stolen all
of which can result in payments that have been issued not being
received. ClickBank handles this in a fairly standard manner:
should you wish to cancel a check and have it reissued there is a
$20 cancellation fee and said check will be cut on the next twice-
monthly issuance date. Requests received by the 10th of any
month will be handled in the order they are received. Should a
check grow ‘stale’ that is expire and need to be reissued marking it
VOID and sending it to the Paycheck Department will allow a new
check to be issued.



As required by US law ClickBank will withhold payments until sales
made with five or more credit card numbers including at least one
Visa and one MasterCard account have been made.


Should you ever wish to close your account any balance less then
ten USD ($10) will be forfeited, or if you wish to transfer or move
your account to another name or payee this can be accomplished
with a signed authorization statement via certified mail and a fifty
($50) fee. Accounts that have no earnings for an extended period
may be deemed ‘dormant’ and a fee of $1 a pay period ($2 a
month) or $10 a period ($20 a month) after 365 of dormancy may
apply.

A WORD ON THE IRS

It is recommended that you obtain an IRS issued Employer
Identification Number (EIN) to use as your taxpayer ID number
from the IRS site noted
HERE.

This will help simplify the 1099 reporting requirement and if you
earn more then $600 you are required to have some form of
Taxpayer ID affiliated with your account anyway, and your social
security number is often considered too private to list.

This details most of what ClickBank is about, how it’s contract
works and payment methods are determined, who is responsible
for which elements of the sale and advertisements etc. now only
you can know if this particular affiliate is right for you and your
business, but some key elements to consider include:



I. Do you have product of your own to sell and if so what is
it? ClickBank for instance is an excellent place to market
eBooks, software or downloadable goods but they don’t
handle physical products.

II. How much exposure does your web site have and does
your average viewer seem the type to purchase information
and eBooks or software online? If so, linking to affiliate
sales and eBooks from your site can be a good revenue
generator with little to no risk by participating in
ClickBank’s affiliate program.

III. Is starting to sell your eBook, software etc. at a low cost or
becoming a vendor site for others at no cost something
that appeals to you? Selling some products such as eBooks
can be as low as a $49.95 setup fee and fees of about 8%
on each sale and they handle collections, refunds and
paying of affiliates.

Whether you are a creator and writer of eBooks, software, video or
music that needs a cheap and easy way to market your products or
just a website owner seeking to link to various information to sell to
your visitors and obtain a piece of the profit ClickBank is custom
tailored to your needs. If however you sell physical products or
need a lot of marketing and advertising done for you then this
venue may not be optimum for your considerations.

The next section will give you the exact steps you need to follow in
order to get your ClickBank website setup for maximum profit...



Preparations


This section is dedicated to a fast, low down & dirty system for
making sure that you get your account running without much
hassle or time requirements...


Not everyone has the know-how to create online scripts and secure
credit card processing. That is one reason why companies like
ClickBank have flourished and why they can be such a great
resource to so many individuals but a little knowledge and some
careful application of the right types of feature sets can go a long
way into making your online marketing and sales capabilities for
your ClickBank product or affiliate links go further and do more to
increasing your bottom line.


First and foremost ClickBank requires that you not list your product
on any ‘free’ web sites, and that you own the domain name in use.
This requires understanding a little about domains, how to register
a domain name, how to best select and choose a name etc. so let’s
go over a few of these details of online commerce to make certain
you are currently set up for an optimal ClickBank experience, and if
not how to prepare your site correctly.


Online commerce or ‘ecommerce’ as it is often referred to, is the
process of accepting payment for goods and / or services sold
across the World Wide Web, or Internet. In many cases, as with
ClickBank or other affiliate sales the goods are downloadable
products in the form of information or software, but ecommerce
refers to any sale even of physical goods that are shipped from a
location or locations when ordered online. There are many aspects



(or technically resale) from their list of products by anyone who
wants to sign up, paying a commission on any and all sales made
as detailed further down in the summary of their payment
agreement.


ClickBank is a different type of affiliate network in that they are not
just a broker and they are not really a normal vendor ClickBank
fulfills the best of both worlds by supplying a list of available
vendors and electronic media goods broken down into various
categories as well as handling the engines, link creation and
tracking necessary to allow you to market and sell those goods on
your pages. In effect you can think of ClickBank as a broker who
also handles much of the legalities, payment handling and tracking
while providing you assistance and guidelines on how best to
legally market and sell the service products that they have
available. They also allow you to list and sale your own software,
eBooks and other goods if approved and if they meet their strict
guidelines and policies, without a huge contractual obligation or a
minimum qty of sales as many other online vendors require.
ClickBank is quite simply the future of ecommerce for the
everyman ...

As with any business transaction there has to be an agreement, or
contract which stipulates what each party is responsible for and will
be held to. Depending on whether you are just joining as an
affiliate seller or have product(s) to list with ClickBank for sale the
terms and contracts vary, but the client contract which details
exactly what they provide, what you are responsible for and what
arbitration methods are allowed follows:



THE AGREEMENT


A quick summary of the details of this contract as of February 2007
state that the client is:


Bound by the laws of Boise, Idaho and its jurisdiction should
any conflicts, claims or suits arise


Assuming full responsibility to use ClickBank affiliated
services


An independent party and cannot represent or claim to
represent ClickBank directly and specifically that you are


o Not authorized to make any warranty or obligations on
behalf of ClickBank

o Solely responsible for reporting and paying any income
taxes and withholdings


Responsible for obtaining any licenses or permits required to
operate a business on your site


In agreement that by promoting products listed by
ClickBank that you

o Do not imply or suggest warranties or policies that
conflict with ClickBank’s eight-week return policy

o Will not allow unauthorized or unlicensed use of
materials or images and will not take part in such
yourself



o Will not interfere with tracking of commissions or
normal flow of traffic from affiliates

o Will apply by and include any required U.S. Federal
and state regulations and policies regarding
advertising and consumer protection as discussed in
their online form at:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/pubs/buspubs/dotcom
/index.pdf

o Products you submit for sell are subject to the
“ClickBank product and publisher review program” and
that your products may be rejected or the amount
kept in reserve etc. changed as deemed necessary by
ClickBank at their sole discretion

o Will provide up-to-date email addresses and will
respond within 24 hours to communication from
ClickBank at any time.


Not allowed to send or cause to be sent messages by
electronic means for promotional purposes that

o Are sent to people who have opted out or requested to
not receive such advertising

o It will not contain any false or misleading information
including your contact or product representation
attributes

o Such messages will not have invalid message headers
or ‘masked origins’ nor include mousetraps such as
pop-ups or other annoyances

o All messages have a clear and functional way to ‘opt
out’ of future correspondence and that such



functionality will remain functional for at least 30 days
from the date the message is sent


Aware that ClickBank can temporarily or permanently in
some cases seize all funds in your account should it be
determined that you have been involved in:

o Illegal activity or violations of Federal and State
regulations

o Disregarded ClickBank rules and policies

o Are involved with a lawsuit directed at ClickBank or its’
employees or have participated in legal threats,
abusive language, harassment or other behavior
deemed antisocial directed at the company or
associated parties

o If needed to secure payment and performance of any
indebtedness you have incurred


Aware that the contract is subject to modification at any time



To sell goods with ClickBank you need to have a “Publisher
Account” set up, and bear in mind that all products sold by
ClickBank must meet the following criteria:

I. They must be digitally delivered from web pages,
downloadable files or via email

II. They must ship within 24 hours of purchase, immediately
preferred



III. Shipped delivery can be offered as a supplement or a
courtesy but must not be vital to the use or functionality of
the product

IV. There must be a valid technical support email address
which is responded to within 24 hours of receiving an
email, and not by an automated emailer

V. Products must have English support hosted on your own
web site in a domain name you own (no free sites) and be
fully compliant with US law including the
FTC Advertising
Rules
and Disclosure Rules.

If you meet these criteria you need to have two web pages, both
hosted on a web site you own or control under a domain name you
own or that is registered to you, consisting of a:


I. Sales Letter

This page will describe and market the product or eBook to
be purchased at ClickBank and will have the payment link
which the customer can use to obtain the good or service.
Items that need to be detailed on such a page include:

Detailed description

How it will be delivered and in what timeframe

Details about the ClickBank payment link


II. Download Page

This is the page the customer sees after they pay with
ClickBank and will only be seen once payment has been
tendered and approved. It should include details such as:



A thank you for buying your product

Contact and technical support information

A reminder that the charge will show up as
“Clkbank*com” on any credit card or bank statement

Requests for information for follow-up or registration
purposes

An ‘exit’ link to return the customer to your primary page
or away from the thank you page


FINANCES


ClickBank has pay periods that end right after 12:00 midnight
Pacific Time on the first and sixteenth of each month, and chooses
to pay by check only, said checks to be void 90 days after the date
of issue and mailed within 15 days after the end of each pay
period. Any checks for amounts over five-thousand ($5,000.00)
USD (United States Dollars) are sent at ClickBank’s expense by US
Priority Mail and amounts over ten-thousand ($ 10,000.00 USD)
are shipped overnight by FedEx when possible.


You are allowed to set a predetermined minimum for which you are
willing to have a check cut, ranging from ten USD to ten-thousand
in your preferences. The default setting is one-hundred USD.
Once the minimum payable balance is reached and a payment date
occurs the amount minus a $2.50 fee is issued and will be shipped
as described above.


TRANSACTIONS



ClickBank obtains products from publishers at a 7.5% discount plus
a $1 stocking fee, and can also collect EU VAT taxes if required. If
the sale is generated by an affiliate site then the wholesale price is
split between the publisher and affiliate according to the
percentage set by the publisher and credits are generated as
appropriate at the moment of the sale. Should a return occur due
to a customer dispute the customer received a 100% refund and
the payouts are debited back from the accounts and the publisher
will also be charged $1 for returned online check sales but not for
credit card refunds. If a ‘charge back’ or revoked sale is caused by
a customer’s bank there will charges as appropriate and should any
product generate more then 1% charge backs in any 90-day period
a $35 penalty will be assessed and the product may be delisted.


GET PAID


No delivery service is perfect, and sometimes deposits are not
made before a check is expired or a check may even be stolen all
of which can result in payments that have been issued not being
received. ClickBank handles this in a fairly standard manner:
should you wish to cancel a check and have it reissued there is a
$20 cancellation fee and said check will be cut on the next twice-
monthly issuance date. Requests received by the 10th of any
month will be handled in the order they are received. Should a
check grow ‘stale’ that is expire and need to be reissued marking it
VOID and sending it to the Paycheck Department will allow a new
check to be issued.



As required by US law ClickBank will withhold payments until sales
made with five or more credit card numbers including at least one
Visa and one MasterCard account have been made.


Should you ever wish to close your account any balance less then
ten USD ($10) will be forfeited, or if you wish to transfer or move
your account to another name or payee this can be accomplished
with a signed authorization statement via certified mail and a fifty
($50) fee. Accounts that have no earnings for an extended period
may be deemed ‘dormant’ and a fee of $1 a pay period ($2 a
month) or $10 a period ($20 a month) after 365 of dormancy may
apply.

A WORD ON THE IRS

It is recommended that you obtain an IRS issued Employer
Identification Number (EIN) to use as your taxpayer ID number
from the IRS site noted
HERE.

This will help simplify the 1099 reporting requirement and if you
earn more then $600 you are required to have some form of
Taxpayer ID affiliated with your account anyway, and your social
security number is often considered too private to list.

This details most of what ClickBank is about, how it’s contract
works and payment methods are determined, who is responsible
for which elements of the sale and advertisements etc. now only
you can know if this particular affiliate is right for you and your
business, but some key elements to consider include:



I. Do you have product of your own to sell and if so what is
it? ClickBank for instance is an excellent place to market
eBooks, software or downloadable goods but they don’t
handle physical products.

II. How much exposure does your web site have and does
your average viewer seem the type to purchase information
and eBooks or software online? If so, linking to affiliate
sales and eBooks from your site can be a good revenue
generator with little to no risk by participating in
ClickBank’s affiliate program.

III. Is starting to sell your eBook, software etc. at a low cost or
becoming a vendor site for others at no cost something
that appeals to you? Selling some products such as eBooks
can be as low as a $49.95 setup fee and fees of about 8%
on each sale and they handle collections, refunds and
paying of affiliates.

Whether you are a creator and writer of eBooks, software, video or
music that needs a cheap and easy way to market your products or
just a website owner seeking to link to various information to sell to
your visitors and obtain a piece of the profit ClickBank is custom
tailored to your needs. If however you sell physical products or
need a lot of marketing and advertising done for you then this
venue may not be optimum for your considerations.

The next section will give you the exact steps you need to follow in
order to get your ClickBank website setup for maximum profit...



Preparations


This section is dedicated to a fast, low down & dirty system for
making sure that you get your account running without much
hassle or time requirements...


Not everyone has the know-how to create online scripts and secure
credit card processing. That is one reason why companies like
ClickBank have flourished and why they can be such a great
resource to so many individuals but a little knowledge and some
careful application of the right types of feature sets can go a long
way into making your online marketing and sales capabilities for
your ClickBank product or affiliate links go further and do more to
increasing your bottom line.


First and foremost ClickBank requires that you not list your product
on any ‘free’ web sites, and that you own the domain name in use.
This requires understanding a little about domains, how to register
a domain name, how to best select and choose a name etc. so let’s
go over a few of these details of online commerce to make certain
you are currently set up for an optimal ClickBank experience, and if
not how to prepare your site correctly.


Online commerce or ‘ecommerce’ as it is often referred to, is the
process of accepting payment for goods and / or services sold
across the World Wide Web, or Internet. In many cases, as with
ClickBank or other affiliate sales the goods are downloadable
products in the form of information or software, but ecommerce
refers to any sale even of physical goods that are shipped from a
location or locations when ordered online. There are many aspects

Clickbank And Social Media
Hybrid Marketing!



Table Of Contents


1. Using Clickbank

2. Preparations

3. CB How To

4. Reputation Management

5. Pros & Cons

6. The World Of Social Media

7. The Active Internet

8. How To Be Social



USING CLICKBANK


The purpose of this section is to help you decide if, in fact,
Clickbank is going to be a good match for your business needs.
Make sure you read this section very carefully.


In the world of affiliates there are affiliates, vendors and brokers
all of which have their pro’s and con’s to consider when it comes to
whether the offerings they have are a good match for you and your
web sites. All affiliates have a contract or agreement of terms
which you should review and understand prior to entering any
agreement, and most of these contracts detail exactly what each
party is expected to do, how payment is made, and what
responsibilities each party has to each other and the public.


One of the biggest areas to be aware of and understand is who is
liable for chargeback’s, fraud and other concerns that can arise
when selling goods to the public. This is normally a very big hassle
to most online companies and can drastically cut into the bottom
line not to mention drive you crazy with constant interruptions to
your workflow and daily tasks to deal with the errant cases. In
cases like ClickBank’s representation all of management of the
online product sales including refunds, collection of funds and
handling disputes is taken out of your hands.


ClickBank really is two businesses in one. On the one hand they
purchase and then resell through affiliate marketing eBooks,
software and any other ‘non-physical’ downloadable goods you can
imagine. On the other hand they are an affiliate broker or service
in that they allow marketing of the eBooks and goods they handle


(or technically resale) from their list of products by anyone who
wants to sign up, paying a commission on any and all sales made
as detailed further down in the summary of their payment
agreement.


ClickBank is a different type of affiliate network in that they are not
just a broker and they are not really a normal vendor ClickBank
fulfills the best of both worlds by supplying a list of available
vendors and electronic media goods broken down into various
categories as well as handling the engines, link creation and
tracking necessary to allow you to market and sell those goods on
your pages. In effect you can think of ClickBank as a broker who
also handles much of the legalities, payment handling and tracking
while providing you assistance and guidelines on how best to
legally market and sell the service products that they have
available. They also allow you to list and sale your own software,
eBooks and other goods if approved and if they meet their strict
guidelines and policies, without a huge contractual obligation or a
minimum qty of sales as many other online vendors require.
ClickBank is quite simply the future of ecommerce for the
everyman ...

As with any business transaction there has to be an agreement, or
contract which stipulates what each party is responsible for and will
be held to. Depending on whether you are just joining as an
affiliate seller or have product(s) to list with ClickBank for sale the
terms and contracts vary, but the client contract which details
exactly what they provide, what you are responsible for and what
arbitration methods are allowed follows:

Clickbank And Social Media

 

Hybrid Marketing!



Table Of Contents


1. Using Clickbank

2. Preparations

3. CB How To

4. Reputation Management

5. Pros & Cons

6. The World Of Social Media

7. The Active Internet

8. How To Be Social



USING CLICKBANK


The purpose of this section is to help you decide if, in fact,
Clickbank is going to be a good match for your business needs.
Make sure you read this section very carefully.


In the world of affiliates there are affiliates, vendors and brokers
all of which have their pro’s and con’s to consider when it comes to
whether the offerings they have are a good match for you and your
web sites. All affiliates have a contract or agreement of terms
which you should review and understand prior to entering any
agreement, and most of these contracts detail exactly what each
party is expected to do, how payment is made, and what
responsibilities each party has to each other and the public.


One of the biggest areas to be aware of and understand is who is
liable for chargeback’s, fraud and other concerns that can arise
when selling goods to the public. This is normally a very big hassle
to most online companies and can drastically cut into the bottom
line not to mention drive you crazy with constant interruptions to
your workflow and daily tasks to deal with the errant cases. In
cases like ClickBank’s representation all of management of the
online product sales including refunds, collection of funds and
handling disputes is taken out of your hands.


ClickBank really is two businesses in one. On the one hand they
purchase and then resell through affiliate marketing eBooks,
software and any other ‘non-physical’ downloadable goods you can
imagine. On the other hand they are an affiliate broker or service
in that they allow marketing of the eBooks and goods they handle


(or technically resale) from their list of products by anyone who
wants to sign up, paying a commission on any and all sales made
as detailed further down in the summary of their payment
agreement.


ClickBank is a different type of affiliate network in that they are not
just a broker and they are not really a normal vendor ClickBank
fulfills the best of both worlds by supplying a list of available
vendors and electronic media goods broken down into various
categories as well as handling the engines, link creation and
tracking necessary to allow you to market and sell those goods on
your pages. In effect you can think of ClickBank as a broker who
also handles much of the legalities, payment handling and tracking
while providing you assistance and guidelines on how best to
legally market and sell the service products that they have
available. They also allow you to list and sale your own software,
eBooks and other goods if approved and if they meet their strict
guidelines and policies, without a huge contractual obligation or a
minimum qty of sales as many other online vendors require.
ClickBank is quite simply the future of ecommerce for the
everyman ...

As with any business transaction there has to be an agreement, or
contract which stipulates what each party is responsible for and will
be held to. Depending on whether you are just joining as an
affiliate seller or have product(s) to list with ClickBank for sale the
terms and contracts vary, but the client contract which details
exactly what they provide, what you are responsible for and what
arbitration methods are allowed follows:

Dave Meholovitch
whowantstobetheboss.com

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