Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Clickbank Money: Is it Real? A Case Study

(Click on the image to visit the Udemy course, "Clickbank Affiliate Marketing Make Money Without a Website")

Okay, so first off, let me say that I haven't done anything worth a crap with Clickbank in years, despite knowing "all about it" and having set up several landing pages and attempting to promote a few products several years back. I *did* make a sale, but left it on the books so long that the Clickbank maintenance fee ate away at it until it was all gone. So much for that, right? 

Well, maybe not. I knew that there MUST be a way to make Clickbank marketing work, otherwise it would have went out of business years ago. But like anything else, the average person either a) doesn't have the knowledge necessary to make it happen or b) they don't have the patience to figure it out. Either way, I'm sure the churn is huge. However, there are people who are making a killing promoting Clickbank products. The real question is, can someone like you or me do the same thing?

I've recently discovered Udemy to be a great source for learning online. They have a ton of free courses, lots of courses that you have to pay for, and they regularly run sales on most courses. For this reason, I've started using Udemy for my own learning and plan in the future to share my knowledge through their platform. So what does all of this have to do with Clickbank sales and marketing? Well, let me tell you.

I stumbled across a course called ClickBank Affiliate Marketing Make Money Without A Website. I was intrigued, because all of my efforts with Clickbank in the past had required a website either dedicated to that vertical, that particular product, or at least a place for your landing pages. This course apparently was going to show me how to make Clickbank sales without a website. Other than Google arbitrage (PPC ads linking directly to sales pages - which is no longer allowed), I knew of no other way to do this. So, what would this course entail?

Well, I don't want to ruin the entire experience for you, but let me say that this course did not disappoint. In fact, it was stellar. The author, KC Tan, is from Singapore, so his English is sometimes a bit difficult to understand, but not overly so. He's recently added subtitles to all of his videos, so even if your ear has a hard time with the dialect, the written text is there to keep you on track. There's another think about KC's classes that I really like. He walks you through the process, live on the screen, step-by-step. He will literally show you everything that you need to do. If you can watch, listen, and do the exact same thing he does, then you can do what he does. It really is that simple.

Following Tan's lead, I picked out a product in the health vertical. I followed his directions, step by step. Now, while his methods in this course don't require a website, they do require some minimal investment. Over the course of my two week case study, I ended up spending $45.28. I made three sales (easily surpassing my previous record of one, lol) for a total of $83.74 for a profit of $38.46, or an ROI of 85%. I didn't ramp up this project - yet. But I plan on it. Oh, and I grew a brand new email list in this vertical from zero to 32 subscribers in the same two weeks.

Now, this might not seem like much, but let's be honest, where else can you get an 85% return on your investment - anywhere? So let's just say this is maxed out and that maybe I can double my profits and make around $150 a month. How many other programs/products would I need to meet my financial goals? 5 successful campaigns would be $750/mo. 10 campaigns would be $1500/mo. Keep in mind that some of these might perform worse, but some will likely perform better.

I don't know where this will end, but I'll keep you all posted. My second case study is on another one of Tan's courses and is currently underway. I'll report on that one as well once it is finished. In the meantime, you should check out  ClickBank Affiliate Marketing Make Money Without A Website. I can promise you'll be impressed with Tan's teaching methods and the overall course in general. And if you put it to work and follow his examples, hopefully you can get some similar results like I have.

Are you ready to give Clickbank a chance? Just do it! And then share your results here with us. :)
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