ClickBank and JVZoo are places where you can both find digital products to purchase, but you can also list your products there. And it's mostly digital to take advantage of the many thousands of affiliate marketers at each of those companies who will sell your product for commission. ClickBank has been around as long as I can remember. And JVZoo came on the scene more recently and they have a feature that made lots of affiliates fall in love with them, which contributed to their rapid rise in prominence.
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Higher Education Webinar – https://screwthecommute.com/webinars[04:24] Tom's introduction to ClickBank and JVZoo [05:24] Getting paid as an affiliate [08:18] Being an affiliate on ClickBank [10:30] Being an affiliate on JVZoo [14:20] Sponsor message
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Episode 321 – ClickBank and JVZoo
[00:00:09] Welcome to Screw the Commute. The entrepreneurial podcast dedicated to getting you out of the car and into the money, with your host, lifelong entrepreneur and multimillionaire, Tom Antion.
[00:00:24] Hey, everybody it's Tom here with episode three hundred and twenty one of Screw the Commute podcast. Today, we're going to talk about ClickBank and JVZoo. These are two places where you can find literally thousands of affiliate products so that you can make a commission selling them. So I'm going to tell you a little bit about the differences between the two today. Now, hope you didn't miss Episode 320. Oh, my goodness. We talked about retargeting. That's where you kind of stalk people around the Internet after they have looked at one of your products or services or blog postings. Very cool. And then I threw in a little bonus talking about lookalike audiences, which is an amazing thing that can help you sell more and more and more. Now, if you like to hear your own voice here on screw the Commute? Well, if the show has helped you out at all in your business or giving you ideas to help you start a business, well, we want to hear about it. So go to screwthecommute.com and look for a little blue sidebar that says send a voicemail mail, click on it and talk into your phone or computer and tell me how the shows helped you and also put your website in there so you get a big shout out in front of thousands of people. All right. Make sure you download our Free Automation eBook. We sell this for 27 bucks, but it's yours free for listening to the show. And it really is a powerful thing that I have used in my business for years.
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[00:04:26] All right. Let's get into the main event. ClickBank and JVZoo are places where you can both find digital products to purchase, but you can also list your products there. And it's mostly digital to take advantage of the many thousands of affiliate marketers at each of those companies who will sell your product for commission. Now, ClickBank has been around as long as I can remember really.
[00:04:53] And JVZoo came on the scene more recently and they have a feature that made lots of affiliates fall in love with them, which contributed to their rapid rise in prominence. That's JVZoo, and I'll tell you about that feature a little later. Now, I'm not doing this episode to pit ClickBank against JVZoo, I'm here to tell you about them so you can make money with them. I've made money with both of them and will most likely continue to do so into the future. Now, in my case, I use both of them to find products I can sell to my list as an affiliate. I've been doing this for many years, Unclick Bank, and more recently I added JVZoo. What happens is that I'll hear about a product on either platform. I'll check it out to make sure it's a good fit for my list and then promote it for commission. Let me tell you about the features of JVZoo that made me really like it right off the bat, but first you got to know a little bit about how you get paid when you are an affiliate. And I'm not going into all the basics of affiliate marketing. I cover that in Episode 52. So if you want to go listen to that, it's screwthecommute.com/52. Anyway, the quick basics are that you have a special link and when someone clicks on it, they go to a person's website that has the product you're promoting.
[00:06:21] If the person you referred buys the product, it's tracked to you through that link and then you get your commission. Now, I'm going to look at this from three different perspectives. One is the product you're promoting is not on ClickBank or JVZoo. It's being sold by an individual through their own shopping cart and their own affiliate program. That's senario what. Number two is being sold through ClickBank. And number three, it's being sold through JVZoo. All right, and we're talking now about how you get paid, remember? All right, in this first situation, the person promoting the product has their own affiliate software. They track your referrals or the people you send to them. And at the end of a certain period, they add up all your commissions and they either send you a check or pay you with something like PayPal. Now, this is a perfectly acceptable way to do things, and this is actually the way I do things, since I don't really rely too much on affiliates selling my stuff. So I have my own affiliate program and I just pay you directly when you're tracked, if you join mine, no problem. The downside to this is that if the person selling the product is not reputable, you may not get paid. You also have to wait a long time to get paid, because most vendors or product creators are worried that you sent them fraudulent customers and they want to wait long enough to pay you to make sure the sale was good.
[00:08:00] They also usually want to wait until the refund period has passed. So sometimes this can be 30 to 60 days. Now, again, I'm not ragging on this method. If the person is reputable and has good products, then the only real drawback is just waiting a little longer for your money. OK, let's look at the second situation where you are promoting a product listed in ClickBank, and let me remind you or tell you, if you don't know the product you're promoting through ClickBank is still a product from a product producer, just like in situation one. It's just they're using ClickBank as their affiliate software and ClickBank is running all the stuff. ClickBank doesn't make products, neither does JVZoo. They just handle all this for product producers and affiliates. The big difference in this scenario is that ClickBank, which is a giant, reputable company, is in charge of all the money. So if you do your job promoting the product, you will get paid. Now, they do have safeguards also to make sure you are a real affiliate and don't worry, it's not that hard to qualify. You just have to have a couple good sales and then they believe you're real. It doesn't mean you won't get kicked out if you start cheating later, OK? But anyway, ClickBank only pays in certain ways. Remember, we're talking about how to get paid by these people. They will either mail you a check, do direct deposit or they will wire transfer you the money and not all the methods are available in all countries, by the way, and I'm putting a link in the show, notes to click banked to a quick bank help page that talks about getting paid.
[00:09:54] Now, their default threshold to pay you is 100 bucks, which means you have to earn 100 bucks in commissions before they'll send you the money. However, you can change this. That's just their default to as little as 10 bucks. OK, so so you can go from 10 bucks, I think up to a million this year threshold. But trust me, if I'm selling a million dollars worth of stuff, I'm going to take a hundred thousand here, 100000 there. OK, or or I'll take a thousand here. I'm not going to wait for the million to add up, that's for sure. Anyway, there's a link in the show notes to talk about that.
[00:10:32] All right, now let's talk about the third scenario, where you are promoting a product through JVZoo. And I believe what I'm going to tell you now is the reason they have grown so rapidly in the two scenarios before you have to wait for your money in the first scenario, it can be shaky that you even get your money at all. All right. If the individual is not reputable with JVZoo, if you prove you are a good affiliate affiliate, in many cases you can get paid immediately into your PayPal account the moment someone buys through your affiliate link.
[00:11:12] Oh, my goodness. Including myself. Affiliates love this. And I mean, love, love, love this.
[00:11:23] Now, keep in mind, if someone refunds, the money will be taken out of your account, so don't go on a spending spree with your commissions until you see if any refunds come in. Also, if you get too many refunds, you may get kicked out of promoting that particular product because you're obviously sending bad customers. And again, I'm not going into on this episode the all the ins and outs of operating ClickBank and JVZoo. I'm just trying to alert you to two places where you can find thousands of products to sell and both programs tell you how well a particular product is selling. In fact, JVZoo you can get signed up on a list where they'll alert you to really highly converting products. In other words, products that are selling really well. Now, another thing that might happen is you might find a product you really like, but the person that created the product may have a terrible sales letter. So it's not converting. There are ways you can overcome this with your own sales letter, sending the product if if you rewrite it, if you're really willing to do that. But that's beyond the scope of this episode. Now, there's another side to this coin, and that's if you want to sell your product using one or both of these platforms. I'm including a link in the show, notes of a comparison blog posting from I think the site is called Clicknewz. But there's lots of info on the Web if you just type in ClickBank versus JVZoo of the fees involved to sell your stuff and, you know, commissions and all that stuff.
[00:13:02] Now, if you want to see the kinds of products being sold and see tons of examples, go to click bank and click shop at the top. You don't have to sign in or anything. You'll see categories and subcategories of products. Like you said, you don't have to log in for this year just as a buyer. You can go look at stuff and buy it right there. I've provided a link in the show notes to a webinar showing you how to sell on ClickBank if you want to. Now, JVZoo doesn't really list their products for sale on their website, they are basically wanting to recruit affiliates that sell sell products and product creators. They do have a feature people really like in that. When you do purchase a product through JVZoo, all your products are there waiting for you. If you happen to forget what you bought or even the name of what you bought with ClickBank, your purchases are spread out all over the web with different logins and all this and that. Also with ClickBank, you will find a much greater diversity of products. JVZoo, best known for Internet marketing type products, but ClickBank has everything under the sun from you know how to teach your kid to drive to health and wellness and all of these subcategories you see when you go visit. Now, if you want help figuring all this stuff out, plus the other myriad of things it takes to be successful online, check out my mentor program at greatInternetmarketingtraining.com.
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[00:16:44] All right. So very powerful. So that's my story and I'm sticking to it. ClickBank and JVZoo, you have thousands of products you can sell for a commission. And hey, I want you in my program. At least call me about it and let's see how how to get you in and get you started so you're not wasting money. The biggest thing people say to me all the time is, boy, I wish I had come to you first because they just blew money like crazy. I'm talking to a lady right now. She spent 30000 dollars on her website. She's still paying three hundred dollars a month to some shyster who who is ripping her off and same thing. God, I wish I had come to you first, so I don't want to let that happen to you.
[00:17:25] All right. That's my story. And I'm sticking to it. We'll catch ya on the next episode. See ya later.
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