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There are a lot of reasons that Clickbank has been a successful gateway to internet profitability for so many people. But two big reasons so many findsuccess with the Clickbank system is that it is simple to understand and get started on quickly and everything in the Clickbank system works. It is such a well run Internet Marketing resource that a lot of people have turned to it as a payment gateway rather than PayPal or one of the other more well known funds processing agencies on the web.
Clickbank does an outstanding job of handling third party credit card transactions. It really is a critical part of why their business works because Clickbank lists well over ten thousand products and is used by over one hundred thousand partner affiliates. That kind of marketplace has to handle money reliably and safely to survive. Everything about Clickbank is digital including all products and the means of delivery, the accountability for handling payments has to be absolutely rock solid, dependable and trustworthy.
The ability for any internet marketer to quickly and easily become a Clickbank affiliate is another reason it is such a stunning success. It’s very easy to select a product from the Clickbank marketplace once you have a free account on the service which you can then easily set up on your own web site. Once you have openend that account, Clickbank generates tracking codes so that it can tell when you have selected a digital product and started to promote it online. This means, that with the simple step of creating an account, the doors are opened for you to sell ten thousand products on your websites and other marketing efforts. Suddenly you go from a newcomer to cyberspace to the owner of a Wal-Mart equivalent on the web.
Every marketplace, on the internet or not, relies completely upon the coming together of sellers and buyers. So to be a complete success, Clickbank also has to make it easy for creators of digital products to sell their goods through the marketplace too. For a seller, there is a fee to get started on Clickbank, but considering that by putting the product into this market, it has a chance of getting picked up by an army of 100,000 sellers, a $50 start up fee and a small percentage commission to Clickbank is reasonable. Also, since Clickbank is replacing your routine credit card processor and handling all of those transaction fees, their commission is much the same as you would have paid anyway.
You might have to wait a while once your item is listed because the system will only fully recognize your item once you have made your first sale. Once listed however, the odds are that somebody is going to pick up your product and begin to sell it. Clickbank tracks and records those sales scrupulously so other affiliates will start to pay attention as your sales pick up and before long you are making lots of sales and being promoted by this sales army you have never met and have no idea who or where they are. But you don’t need to know. They are making you rich and earniing a commission for themselves in the process. It’s one of those few areas on the internet in the 21st Century where everybody wins.
Clickbank is a full service marketplace for the seller because you don’t have to find affiliates or even promote your product. Just get it out there and once the momentum of sales picks up, it can snowball into a huge seller for you. The profits roll into your Clickbank account and on the regular distribution cycles you established when you set up the account, Clickbank sends the money to your bank account.