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3 Reasons Why ClickBank is Successful

About Clickbank

Clickbank is an online market place for digital information products. Through Clickbank, businesses and individuals are able to attract outstanding numbers of customers who may otherwise be hard to access. Affiliate marketers are provided with secure means of success and profitability.

Clickbank is ranked as one of the most trafficked site on the World Wide Web. It is an extremely secure online retail outlet for over 50,000 digital products and 100,000 active affiliate marketers.

Affiliate Network

Many individuals often wonder what the success factors for Clickbank are. The major factor that has led to the current success of Clickbank is a well established affiliate network. All efforts and strategies employed by Clickbank would not amount to much were it not for the incredible team of highly motivated and innovative affiliates.

Clickbank maintains a simple, low-risk approach to becoming a Clickbank affiliate. As a result, many people sign up for Clickbank accounts. It is estimated that an average of 2000 individuals sign up for Clickbank account every single day. Basing on the clients testimonials, many individuals after signing up for Clickbank account attain high levels of success and earn a decent income.

Customer Support

Another success strategy employed by Clickbank is a well established customer support ticket system and customer receipt page; this facilitates communication between the vendor and customers. All support requests of the customers are well responded to including refund and cancellation requests.

With the enhanced order receipt page for customers in place, an email receipt is sent to the customer every time they purchase from Clickbank. The vendor receives a sales notification. Both of these emails are linked to the order receipt page. In the order receipt page, customers are able to print an invoice, change their email address, request for a refund and make a request for any other technical support that may be needed.

Product Vendors

The success of Clickbank can also be attributed to the availability of product vendors who sell their intellectual property through the Clickbank’s ecommerce network. Vendors at Clickbank network have specific expertise and intellectual property with an entrepreneurial desire to sell their products.

Product vendors get to benefit through instant global product distribution. Vendors pay for marketing exposure only when a sale is made. The entire online system is secure because Clickbank has put in place a very reliable fraud prevention system.

These are among the many reasons why CB continues to rock the Web. If you have a skill or a product that you think someone may want why not try selling it at CB? If you don’t have a product or a service you can dive in and start selling other people’s products and services. The commissions are attractive and many people are making a good living out of them.

6 Business Tips from the Millionaires

Business tips from millionairesSo I’ve been writing here for a while about millionaires and making money online and I thought it might be nice to share some business tips I’ve gleaned for learning about various people who have made it. No, I didn’t interview any of these people. However, I did study them and found some really cool idea that they had to share:

There Is Always Risk Involved

Just as Steve Jobs about this. Or rather, ask his ghost or his autobiography. Jobs took massive risks in order to make money. When he introduced the iPod, he didn’t know if it would succeed at all. But he risked the entire company on the enterprise, buying up stocks of 1.8 inch hard drives for the next six months from all the suppliers.

This allowed him to get a jump on the competition, who had to wait for additional supplies to come online. It could have easily flopped though and Apple would have gone bankrupt if they were stuck with all those hard drives.

Sure You Can Start from Nothing. But You Don’t Have To

Ask Howard Shultz. He joined a little coffee shop in Seattle called Starbucks in 1982 and wanted to expand the business to include Italian coffee drinks like cappuccino. The original owners said no and so he tried to strike out on his own. A few years later, the original owners of Starbucks decided to sell out to Shultz and he took the brand nationwide. The rest as they say is history and a whole of latte grandes.

You Don’t Need to Show Off

My favorite example of this is Warren Buffet, the self made billionaire who runs Mutual of Omaha. He still lives in a very modest home that he purchased decades ago and doesn’t feel any need for a mansion. Samuel Rob Walton, heir to the Walmart fortune still drives around in an old pickup truck. In other words, just because you have money doesn’t mean you need to show it off.

On the Other Hand…

Then again, if you want to keep making more money, then you should treat yourself once in a while. That’s after all what one of America’s most famous billionaires, Donald Trump does. He is ostentatious to a fault…

Raising Funds is Tough

I’ll refer back to my childhood hero, Steve Jobs for this one – he tried to get funding for Apple Computer back in the early days and he kept striking out. Eventually, he and fellow Steve (Wozniak) decided to do it all on their own.

One of Job’s gutsiest moves was when the Apple II came out – the cases were hand made by the two Steves and they had just three of them ready for a trade show. Jobs took those three, put them on display and made it look like they were just off the shelf models. He then took in thousands of orders and then set about assembling the off the shelf stuff for the customers.  No funding necessary.

You Don’t Need to be First

Jobs again (hey, he was my childhood hero so I like to quote him, even if personally he was kind of a jerk). Steve Jobs didn’t invent a single thing. The personal computer and indeed graphical operating systems (Apple II and Macintosh) were both invented by Xerox. The MP3 player was originally from Rio. The tablet PC was a Microsoft concept. Smart phones – RIM and Nokia beat him to it.

But what Jobs did do and what you need to do if you want to be successful, is to improve on these things. He took moribund product categories and made them into things people wanted.

Act Like a Politician at Conferences and Watch Your Business Grow

Acting like a politicianNo, I’m not going to tell you to seek out every baby and kiss them. However, when you go to conferences related to your industry (almost every industry has their own conferences these days and as an Internet marketer, you can always go to conferences about Internet marketing), you should act like a politician. That means taking the time to shake people’s hands and listen to what they have to say.

Treat It Like Being On a Date

Do you know who gets the most accolades when they’re on a date? Whether you’re a man or a woman and whether you’re dating a man or a woman, the person who is a good listener is the one that everyone seems to have a great time with. It’s extremely rare that you will find people who truly don’t want to talk about themselves.

Most People Want to Talk about Themselves

More often, you’ll find that once you break through the shell, 98% of people love to talk about themselves, but the shy ones tend to feel as if no one will listen anyway and so they’ve learned to shut up. However, being a good listener doesn’t mean just murmuring once in a while or keeping your mouth shut. It means reflecting back at people what they say.

I’ll relate how this helps you at conferences in a moment; however I want to explain this concept. If someone is talking about how their mother is always nagging them about something or other (and let’s face it, who doesn’t have a mother who nags them about something? That’s a prerogative of motherhood), then you need to show that you can relate to it. Say, “I know – my mother is the same way about XXX.”

However, once you’ve done that, you need to steer the conversation back to the other person and get your own views in passively so that the person feels as if they are really their own views. It’s a politician’s trick, but it’s used regularly because it’s effective.

How This Helps You At Conferences

Conferences aren’t really about hearing someone speak. If it was, you could attend a webinar or even listen to a recording of the person. Conferences are about meeting people on the sidelines and getting to know them so that they’ll think of you and your business when a particular need comes up.

This means for example that at a conference for Internet marketers, I, as a writer might show up and talk to people about their needs so as to drum up writing work when they need me (although it happens at the moment that I’m really busy). I’d do it by listening to other people’s needs and trying to find a hook that I can relate to them on.

Finding the Hook

The key then is finding the hook. The thing is, you usually can do so if you are creative – if the guy talks to you about baseball, you can mention a great play you saw once at your favorite team’s stadium. If the guy is talking about his wife, you can mention your own wife and compare notes. If the lady you’re speaking to is talking about the difficulties she’s had in making her way in what is still a male dominated profession (Internet marketing), you can talk about your own difficulties and how you overcame them. The key is to be imaginative and open.

Act Like a Politician

Finally, when all is said and done though, you need to act like a politician one more time, by offering to come up with solutions to whatever problems these people have. This will mean increased business for you and more traffic to your website.

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