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LAST UPDATED: September 7th, 2021

ClickBank was created in 1998 but has grown to service 190 countries. They have over 200,000,000 customers worldwide and growing. They have offices in Boise, Idaho and Broomfield, Colorado. 

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The Good

  • Link Appeal
  • Recurring Commissions
  • Progress Tracking
  • Extra Features

With such a widespread influence, ClickBank claims a giant client base and offers unique features to both advertisers and publishers. They refer to advertisers (the people with the product to sell) as "product creators," and they call publishers (people who own the websites with money-making links) as "digital marketers." Though their terminology differs from competitors, ClickBank strives to serve all three parties in affiliate marketing-advertisers, publishers, and consumers.

Link Appeal

Something unique about this company's approach is how attractive they make publishers' links. They upsell by advertising the ability to use quick, one-click purchases, mobile checkouts, and even easy refunds. They accept all credit cards across the globe as well as PayPal and protect consumers from fraud. All of these factors make it much more likely for consumers to click on your links and make a purchase.

Recurring Commissions

Another advantage this company offers is their approach to commissions. As a publisher, you can still earn money from a sale that your link led to, even if someone clicked on your link up to 60 days after the first click.

Tracking Your Progress

After you've created your links, ClickBank makes it easy to track crucial elements of your earnings, such as impressions, clicks, and sales. You can view these updates as often as every hour because of their HopLink tracking system.

Extra Features

Also unique to ClickBank are two features called Insights and the Instant Notification Service. The first informs vendors of potential earnings opportunities that could help increase revenue. The notification service is a tracking system that addresses transactions.

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The Bad

  • No Set Commission Rate
  • Advertiser Fees
  • Phone Number Needed

No Set Commission Rate

For better or worse (depending on whether you're the advertiser or the publisher), publishers are only paid a commission for every sale, not for every click. This is good news for advertisers, who are the ones paying the commission and who also decide what percentage of a sale publishers will make (within reason). This is negative for publishers because the commission percentage depends on the advertiser's needs.

Advertiser Fees

Advertisers don't get off free though. To active one of their products, they pay a one-time fee of $49.95.

Phone Number Needed

To their credit, ClickBank has very thorough instructions and explanations on their site for most questions people would have. They address their unique features, account management, and more. But should anyone have a question that the website does not address, they only provide email addresses, not a phone number, to contact a representative.

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The Bottom Line

Even though ClickBank has its disadvantages, it shines in most other aspects and is an appealing option for a partner in affiliate marketing. Their unique features and widespread influence make them easy to work with, and they pay conveniently too. Despite the fact that publishers only get paid for every sale, they can still get paid as often as every week by check or direct deposit. But what makes this company easy to recommend is their customer care. With the goal to provide safe, appealing links, their approach to business has made them successful, and they want to make affiliates successful too.
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E Jester Baltimore, MD

I like Clickbank. I've found the products to be pretty good if you observe the gravity. Many of the products provide email swipes that are good to insert in an autoresponder series. Recently, I went to my account and it was suspended because I hadn't visited in a while. Now, I have to contact support after the holidays to gain access. Affiliate marketing is not rocket science. It's self-explanatory to some degree and Clickbank makes it easy by providing stats so you know which products work and which ones don't. Traffic is key. You can select the best product in the world but without proper traffic, you'll never excel as an affiliate marketer. I'm trying to regain access so I can earn again with Clickbank.

2 months ago

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DealStar South Jordan, UT

ClickBank is a valuable tool for affiliates, but it could be a little more affordable as far as trainings are concerned. Setting up pages that will earn you an income, and that will also attract others to want to promote what you are selling is a challenge until the learning curve is conquered. With those issues out of the way, it's a way to earn money, and to have others promote your wares while everyone benefits. ClickBank is a valuable service with a tried and true record.

6 months ago

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Eddie Rios Ogden, UT

ClickBank is a superb affiliate service. I felt that they supported the affiliate team with lucrative incentives to drive traffic volume to the right sites. They are dynamic and credit all traffic that you direct to their retailers. They are fair in compensation and affiliate programs are robust and goals are achievable. They are solid players in the affiliate market.

1 year ago

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alex sadak Santa Ana, CA

They are complete thieves. They meticulously construct everything so you walk in circles and don't get a single thing done. NO PHONE NUMBER. OLD TECHNOLOGY. PURELY TO DOOP THE POOR. ACTUALLY ASHAMED I WAS THERE. I WILL BE GOING TO THE END OF THE EARTH TO ENSURE II GET A REFUND. They said they would respond immediately and the next sentence says it will take 2 days. I received an email newsletter title "today I got my first deal" this came in today hence the review and it was dated 2016. THEY ARE CRIMINALS'

3 years ago