Not Getting paid is the problem –
why most ClickBank affiliates fail
Newcomers – you need to pay attention to this.
Getting credited with a sale does not mean you get paid.
The first reason (easily solved) is that you need to meet a payment threshold before you get paid. By default ClickBank sets this at $100. So what you can do is lower it if you wish, you can go as low as $10 but be aware that $2.50 is deducted for each check payment to you.
The easy step – getting paid
Note also that payment is only sent at pay period end time which is every 2 weeks. You need to have received 2 pay checks before you can opt for direct deposit and receive payment every week.
The second step getting paid – that is the BIG one.
Before getting paid you need to meet the Customer Distribution Requirement.
You can read the full detail in ClickBank’s Accounting Policy but here is the essential bit
ClickBank will withhold payment of any account balance until the following criteria is met:
- A minimum of 5 sales and
- Sales made with two different payment methods (e.g. Visa, MasterCard, PayPal etc).
What this means is – at the very best – you are going to NEED FIVE SALES BEFORE YOU GET PAID.
Feeling frustrated ?
Well it get’s worse.
Let me tell you about ‘dormant’ accounts.
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 inactivity, $5 per pay period after 180 days of inactivity, and $50 per pay period after 365 days of inactivity.
So you could hit lucky on your first day as an affiliate, earn a big commission (the maximum possible is $100) then wait and wait for at least 4 more sales before you can get hold of your earnings.
Meanwhile after 3 months of no sales deductions begin chipping away at your account.
Are you then surprised why newbies struggling to make sales become disillusioned and start to quit ?
Over 90% of ClickBank affiliates are INACTIVE.
(As at July 2010 ClickBank had 2.8 million affiliates of which only 110,000 were active).
The good news is that these restrictions can mean a great opportunity for you.
And here is how we are going to solve this problem by rebranding.
Back from getting paid to get-goodresults.