01-24-2017, 12:00 PM #1
Clickbank vs Amazon, which is best for earnings?
I'm looking for information on several affiliate marketing programs and networks and have seen a lot of talk and information on Clickbank and Amazon and their affiliate programs. I'm pretty new to affiliate marketing and want to use my time wisely for my marketing efforts.
So I am wondering which affiliate program is best for affiliate earnings. In your opinions of Clickbank vs Amazon, which is best for earnings?
Any help will be appreciated.
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01-24-2017, 02:43 PM #2
Hey Jen.. Amazon has the people's trust when it comes to shopping, and they up-sell good.
Clickbank has higher commission rates. Sorry Amazon, not even close!
But never let commission rates fool you. Especially when it comes to the super high loyalty rate Amazon carries. If somebody goes to Amazon thru your affiliate link for an item you promote, don't be surprised if the shopper buys items you don't promote. It's nothing rare to see shoppers buy an item you're promoting, Amazon up-sells them at the check-out, and now you're getting more commission than your expected because Amazon up-sells like a pro!
Clickbank is nice because of the 60 day cookies, compared to the short 24 hour time-frame Amazon gives to make a sale for the commission. Sometimes it takes more than 24 hours for people to make a buying decision. Come on Amazon.
Clickbank carries digital training courses, and/or tutorials mostly, but they carry a lot of popular stuff to sell, and you can get statistics about the sales history, popularity, how many affiliates have made recent sales, etc.., from the products.
Both are great programs, what type of website do you have? If your website is more product orientated, go with Amazon! If your website is based around information and knowledge, go with the Clickbank's informational products. See if you can find a way to promote both!
Hope that helps!
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01-25-2017, 07:11 AM #3
01-25-2017, 08:01 AM #4
It's not really a comparison. They are two different types of products. As skull said Clickbank is digital products and Amazon is physical products (for the most part).
Questions like this get asked all the time. And it depends. Depends on the marketer. One could make good money with either. Really impossible to answer or give a good enough answer.
Plus, Clickbank and Amazon are not the only game in town. Well, sure you know that. Couple good places for digital products are JVzoo and Warrior+. And both can pay out much faster once you build your reputation.
Or sell your own products. Instant payment and you get all the profits.
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01-25-2017, 09:10 AM #5
01-25-2017, 08:39 PM #6
Just my opinions.
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01-26-2017, 11:47 AM #7
I think clickbank is for the digital product and amazon is for physical products. In my opinion I like promoting clickbank products than amazon.
01-29-2017, 02:56 AM #8
01-29-2017, 03:24 AM #9
And obviously, market to the right audience you should see better conversions.
Most of the products there are IM or MMO, so that will be the selection.
01-29-2017, 06:27 AM #10
Clickbank is a greater Marketerplace for digital products while Amazon is a giant shopping site. Amazon pays very little Commission for their products expect few categories like technology where they pay upto 10%. While Clickbank have high gravity products with good commission rates. According to me Amazon works great to tech related blog or website. Otherwise you can go with Clickbank. Hope this will help you.Check out my blog @ Technobyet.com
01-31-2017, 02:48 AM #11
01-31-2017, 02:54 AM #12
Saying Amazon pays small commissions is not quite correct. They pay a small percentage of sales. If you promote low priced products you get low commissions. Promote high ticket items you get big commissions.
02-01-2017, 03:40 AM #13
02-01-2017, 05:32 AM #14
That would be one way to go. Although, that would be a very competitive niche, so many people selling electronics. Not just amazon, but the other big competition like Best Buy, Walmart, Dell, ect. Not saying there is not money there, just seems it "might" be tough to grab a piece of that pie.
One other thing, commission rates can vary per category on Amazon, something to think about. To take in to consideration. Though don't want to give to much to think about.
The trick is to find high ticket, even real high ticket items that don't seem to have as much competition. Not that they are easy to find. But you can order by price on Amazon. An idea.
Really just comes down to poking around Amazon. No easy way that I know of.
Look around you in the real world, be observant.
02-01-2017, 06:57 AM #15
Amazon is a big market and has their reputation. Their commision is lower than Clickbank but on the hand, their products usually cost higher and easier to sell than products on Clickbank. And Amazon sells everything while Clickbank sells digital products. However to be approved by Amazon is not an easy thing though, I never try Clickbank but I think you don't have to be approved to be an affiliate
02-02-2017, 09:22 AM #16
02-10-2017, 10:47 PM #17
Most people who start with affiliate marketing start with clickbank. Stick with one network first. Amazon is the better reputable company but I have heard if you don't make sales amazon will send you a notice that they can shut your account..
02-11-2017, 07:21 AM #18
02-11-2017, 03:51 PM #19
No but read their TOS if you just signed up with them you need to make sales with different CC (mastercard, Paypal, Discover) until you do they will hold your earnings.. If you have sales and your account is inactive they will start to deduct your earnings.. (expierence) There are other affiliate networks better than clickbank. If you are just getting started with affiliate marketing find a mentor.
02-14-2017, 05:29 AM #20
02-14-2017, 04:18 PM #21
Yes if you have money In their they will start to deduct because you didn't meet their requirments for payment. Read their TOS.. Are you looking for a place where you can learn how to make money online? Or are you just looking for affiliate programs?
their are CPA networks as well like peerfly and maxbounty
02-15-2017, 03:54 AM #22
02-15-2017, 06:14 AM #23
Hi Jen can I have your e-mail address? I think I may know of a site that may help you out. I did the same exact thing you are doing when I first started out trying to figure it out on my own and I got knowhere. I would post here but I don't think I'm allowed..
02-15-2017, 11:06 AM #24
04-15-2017, 02:13 PM #25
Long term, you want to use Amazon. For churn and burning and fooling the dumb people everywhere, clickbank.
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