Archive for the ‘Affiliates’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Why do my ClickBank commissions vary ?

 

Why do my ClickBank commissions vary ?
Typical affiliate question: I normally receive $20.10 for an
affiliate sale but sometimes it’s $19.98 or $19.54. Why is
this ?
The answer is that the customer is located in an EU country
where VAT needs to be collected. This affects the
calculation of commission – you can check with the
calculator here 
http://www.clickbankguide.com/vat.htm
Another circumstance where commission varies is when a
vendor has more than one item in his account. Although your
customer did not purchase from the usual landing page his
affiliate cookie was set which meant that when he found
another product you earned the commission.
You can check this by looking at the Transaction report in
your ClickBank account and see different Item numbers for
the same Vendor.

Typical affiliate question: I normally receive $20.10 for an affiliate sale but sometimes it’s $19.98 or $19.54. Why is this ?

The answer is that the customer is located in an EU country where VAT needs to be collected. This affects the calculation of commission – you can check with the calculator here 

Another circumstance where commission varies is when a vendor has more than one item in his account. Although your customer did not purchase from the usual landing page his affiliate cookie was set which meant that when he found another product you earned the commission.

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You can check this by looking at the Transaction report in your ClickBank account and see different Item numbers for the same Vendor.

PostHeaderIcon Can a ClickBank affiliate offer a bonus ?

If you want to make sure that a customer purchases through your affiliate link and not another’s the best way is to offer a bonus after the sale.

People have been confused  over whether ClickBank allows this. You won’t find in their TOS but back in November 2006 they said that their  security team would use the following policy  ’from here on out unless we experience any additional problems’

The Policy

Affiliates may offer bonuses that are not cash or cash
equivalents if they adhere to the following:

1) Affiliate must state clearly and prominently that the
bonus offer is not the responsibility of ClickBank or of the
seller of the primary product.

2) Affiliate must state clearly and prominently that
ClickBank will not honor any refund requests that are based
on non-delivery, quality, or functionality of the bonus
materials.

3) Affiliate must provide their own direct contact
information (email address, etc.) and state clearly that any
issues regarding bonus delivery, bonus functionality, or
bonus quality must be addressed with the affiliate, not with
ClickBank or the seller.

How to do it

You will need to tell your prospective customer on your landing page that they must ensure they are purchasing through your link and that the order form should say [affiliate=yourid] at the bottom.

After the sale they will need to contact you with some form of proof, such as the ClickBank receipt, so that you can forward on the bonus.

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It’s a statement from ClickBank back in November 2006 saying
“It is not posted on the website yet, but our security team will be using
this policy from here on out unless we experience any additional problems
from affiliate bonuses.”

PostHeaderIcon How to bypass the ClickBank sales page

You are a ClickBank affiliate – and you see a product that you would like to promote.

However – you reckon that you could make a better job of selling it than the vendor’s sales page.

So you would like to use your own sales page and link directly to the ClickBank order form.

Can it be done ?

Yes – here are two methods but note: Before you do this you MUST request permission from the vendor.

1. Affiliate Link

Here is an affiliate link which takes the visitor directly to the order form instead of the sales page.

http://ITEM.AFFILIATE_VENDOR.pay.clickbank.net

(there is an underscore between AFFILIATE and VENDOR)

Disadvantages:

  • The normal hoplink takes priority over this link: therefore you will not get commission if your visitor has previously gone through another affiliate’s hoplink
  • The link does not set a cookie: therefore you will not get commission if your visitor later returns to the site without using that link
  • This is an unofficial link. It is not listed at the ClickBank site, so it could be withdrawn at any time (though the last time was back in  August 2002).

2. Scripts

Here are two scripts which include, among many other features, the ability to provide the direct order link without the disadvantages mentioned above

Affiliate Cloner

Affiliate Shield