Clickbank is a system that works really well for authors and SEO marketers. This is because within its system is a multi-tiered marketing system that gets affiliate marketers selling your ebook for you. If you have a good product, you will suddenly find all sorts of professional marketers promoting your book like crazy, and webmasters putting the link to your ebook on their websites. The key is to base the book on a popular trend in the first place.
It costs just $50 to register 5 titles with Clickbank. You must have two .com web pages – one to serve as an introductory page to the product and another one to serve as a Thank You Page to confirm your client has paid for the product.
The idea is that people click on one of your affiliates’ link and they are led to the Clickbank site. They are then referred to your web page describing the product. If they like it, they can press a Buy Now button that leads them to Clickbank’s payment processing system. Clickbank takes its cut from your affiliate’s profits, and deposits the remainder in your account.
If you are not good in maintaining your website, then Clickbank is not for you. You also have to be on top of emails requesting the book so that your customers get it right away. If you product is late more than 24 hours, Clickbank can suspend your account. Of course, to avoid this problem entirely, you can get a website that automatically delivers electronic informational products directly to your clients.
Another good thing about Clickbank is that you are the one who decides what your affiliates get for selling your ebook. For instance, if your ebook is $24, you would still get $12 per book if it really took off.
Clickbank only pays through checks that are mailed out so that they reach you on the 15th of every month. This can be a drawback if you are outside USA, as you’ll have to wait quite a bit for the checks to clear.