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Affiliate Programs of the Super Affiliates?

This morning I was staring at piece of paper I printed from the web site 10 Steps To Freedom. There is a picture of the author’s Clickbank statement that reads “$287.18″ for 21 June 2004. I printed and pasted that picture on my “dream board”, a large piece of paper with all sorts of pictures of the things I want to have in my life. I hate the self-help books advice to visualize and repeat affirmations but I quite like this “dream board” where you simply make a collage of all the things you want in your life and look at it every now and then.

Anyway back to the what I wanted to talk about. I was looking at the numbers of his statement and I found a repeated pattern! If you click on the screenshot on the left, you’ll see that I have colour coded his Clickbank statement.

Here are my findings:

  1. 7 sales of a product with a commission of $23.50 (My guess for this is a survey product)
  2. 2 sales of a product with a commission of $22.60 (My guess for this is the ebook Google Cash)
  3. 2 sales of a product with a commission of $16.56 (My guess for this is a mystery shopping product)
  4. 1 sale of a product with a commission of $44.36 (My guess for this is CBMall)

Where did I get my guesses from? I used the software Affiliates Alert (see screenshot on the left) and did a check on the category “Money & Employment” and just by looking at the column “Earn $”, you will see that survey web sites typically pay $23.50, Shopping web sites typicall pay $16.59 ++, Google Cash pays $22.60 and CBMall pays $44.36. I have no way to guarantee if these are the products he is promoting but it is a good guess because Greg Heslin, the author of Google AdWords 1 2 3 recommends this category for money making products. You can simply visit Clickbank or use the Pro version of Affiliates Alert.

Have you heard of the saying “Success Leaves Clues”, in this case I believe the author has indirectly given us clues on what affiliate products he promotes to make that kind of income but its funny how in their ebooks they only talk about generic affiliate products or other affiliate products. I’ve also heard of the saying “Magicians Never Tell Their Secrets” something like that and I also believe affiliate marketers also have a written credo that goes like “Affiliate Marketers Never Reveal Their Affiliate Programs!”. Ok, that’s just a joke! But I think there is really some truth in this.

Before I made a profit I was wondering why affiliate marketers never reveal their affiliate programs. Well there is this feeling that if I do, someone will steal my idea of niche and I will lose money. To be honest I am feeling that now so I understand how it feels to be unwilling to reveal the actual affiliate program I am promoting. But rest assured once I have a firm grasp of selecting winning affiliate programs, I will demonstrate my whole process of how I did it with screenshots, keywords and everything else that goes into it for FREE. Its my way of giving back to people and hopefully someone gets lucky enough to find it on this blog!

Here’s another example of a Clickbank statement I got from Wade Winger, the author of Google Profits. He has a very long list of sales over 4 days from 22 February 2004 to 26 February 2004. The sales are a staggering $1400.37! Greg Heslin makes about $1400 a day according to the sales letter at Google AdWords 1 2 3. I did the same thing as the previous example and here are my observations:

  1. 62 sales of a product with a commission of $14.38 (My guess for this is a car search program because he mentioned it in his ebook)
  2. 9 sales of a product with a commission of $22.61 (No idea what this is…..)
  3. 3 sales of a product with a commission of $8.73 ( My guess for this is an MP3 / file sharing product because I have made a similar sale)
  4. 3 sales of a product with a commission of $23.50 (My guess for this is a survey product)
  5. 3 sales of a product with a commission of $22.60 (My guess for this is the ebook Google Cash)
  6. 3 sales of a product with a commission of $13.35 (No idea what this is…..)
  7. 3 sales of a product with a commission of $17.98 (No idea what this is…..)
  8. 1 sale of a product with a commission of $22.29 (My guess for this is the ebook Google Cash bought from someone outside of US perhaps?)
  9. 1 sale of a product with a commission of $10.69 (No idea what this is…..)
  10. 1 sale of a product with a commission of $14.17 (My guess that this could be a car search program)

What I learnt from all these Clickbank sales statements are that these guys promote a similar type of affiliate products. Namely surveys, mystery shopping, Google Cash all of which are like work at home kind of affiliate programs that teach you how to make money. I still have some question marks over what those products are in the 2nd Clickbank example. I will need to do more searches to find out.

I hope I’ve brought a new perspective on marketing products from Clickbank. This could be what you’re looking for. I’ve been wasting so much time looking at weird affiliate programs because I thought I couldn’t compete with the big players with these profitable affiliate programs in the “Money & Employment” category. To your success, and to mine as well!

 

Posted by Vincent on 23 October 2004 2:49 PM in Affiliate Program Marketing You can leave a comment, or trackback from your own site. |

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