I know how the feeling is… I have been there before. I was working with a multi-national in a senior position and was getting a relatively good pay. However the problem is that I had to sacrifice something for that good pay. That sacrifice was my time and to me time is my life. Finally I decided I value my life more than money and I looked for alternative sources of income until I finally came upon a program showing how to make good ClickBank money.
The program sounds legitimate with a promised to guide me to become an affiliate on ClickBank so that I could earn those big and easy ClickBank money, something like $10,000 a week. Sounds familiar so far?
I was taught to create websites and write articles and do all the tasks necessary to generate the traffic required to sell ClickBank products and earn ClickBank commissions. Would you believe it? I got a sale slightly one month after I started my affiliate marketing selling ClickBank products. Boy, was I was so happy.
Thinking that it will be smooth sailing after that initial sale, I waited for the second and subsequent sales to come in. I waited and I waited (of course at the same time writing more articles and website pages). Before I realized it, more than four months had already slipped by and I was not getting any new sales. It was then that I decided to check my ClickBank commission report from its website. (After the second month from my first and only sales and without any new sales, it had become too tiring to be checking my ClickBank earnings report.) To my shock I discovered that I was losing my ClickBank money to ClickBank. ClickBank was deducting my ClickBank money!
After checking around, I found out that the reason ClickBank was deducting my hard-earned commission was because my account had become dormant as I did not have any sales during that certain period of time.
“Accounts with a positive balance but no earnings for an extended period of time are considered dormant. Dormant accounts are subject to a charge of $1 per pay period after 90 days of no earnings, $5 per pay period after 180 days of no earnings, and $50 per pay period after 365 days of no earnings.” – Statement from ClickBank’s policy taken from its site
Its unfair, you may say. However those are ClickBank’s rule and we have no choice but to abide by it if we want to be its affiliate.
Until you have become a successful marketer, you will always have to learn the ropes. Some people may take a shorter period while others may take a longer period. However all of us need to go through this learning curve. Unfortunately, the majority of the new internet marketers will take the longer journey. In fact, statistics from ClickBank has it that ClickBank has approximately 2.8 million members but only 110,000 members are active. The rest are what ClickBank consider as dormant members. So do not be this part of the statistics of the members to lose their ClickBank money to ClickBank.
I know how it feels. I have been there. Fortunately I have found a method to keep my ClickBank money and which also allows me to make more commission in the process.