Work at home on
the Internet: internet marketing and affiliate program help.
Issue 277 |
May 15th 2002
in London early today, watching agitated people
hurrying to work, it struck me that I've no longer got a career
or even a job. And at my ripe old age I'd be hard pressed to ever
find one again.
Not that I'm looking. Or needing one.
But for a minute or two I almost panicked at the
enormity of it all.
What if spam kills this letter?
What if sales from my mini
sites suddenly dry up?
What if one day you have to pay to send every
What if I suddenly stop thinking clearly and can't
string words together?
Then I stopped and smiled to myself, because I've
never been a clear thinker....and really, thinking about it, what
I'm doing now is probably a lot more secure than having a real j-o-b....
and it pays better... and it's more fun... and I'm sitting in a
Starbucks inside a Borders drinking a latte and skimming through
a pile of magazines, while in vast office blocks all around me thousands
of people are
Ok, it's evening. I'm now back in Yorkshire. I've
grabbed my email and WOW! have I got something to show you.
It's not often a piece of software blows me away.
But it's just happened to me this evening.
I'm meeting Harvey Segal for lunch on Friday (back
in London) and while we were emailing each other about where to
meet he told me about some newly launched software called ClickSalez
which is for anyone using Clickbank, either as a merchant or an
I bought it immediately. Within 30 minutes of
downloading it I knew so many facts and figures about my online
business that I'd even impress my accountant who usually thinks
I'm a total dimwit.
And before the evening had got too old I'd sent
this email to the developer, James Jones:
a couple of hours ago. Thanks for writing it. I’m blown away!
It’s exactly the software I’ve been seeking for managing
the Clickbank part of my online business. I half wish I’d
thought of it and hired a programmer to put it together, but I know
I wouldn’t have thought of all the features you’ve managed
to pack into it. Brilliant stuff. Thanks."
As you can tell I'm VERY impressed.
The wealth of data you can retrieve is outstanding.
If you're a merchant you can see at a glance how many sales you're
making, who your most successful affiliates are, and how many sales
they've made. And a whole lot more.
It now means I've gone an easy way to contact
my top affiliates and reward them for their efforts. It also means
I can track affiliate who used to make big sales but now underperform,
and offer them some help or incentives.
But is ClickSalez
any good if you're an affiliate and not a merchant?
Even better I reckon.
When you're an affiliate, selling the products
of other, people you can see which ones are performing best for
you, with how many sales you're making of each and how much profit
you've made from each product (going back over the past one and
a half years which
is as long as Clickbank holds the data).
For instance I found that my biggest Clickbank
profit earner, as an affiliate, has been Joe Kumar's recent release
"30 Days to
Internet Marketing Success".
Bringing me $4990.50 in commissions. This is remarkable
seeing the book was only published a few weeks ago...but it's a
worthy "winner". If you haven't read this book yet I don't
believe you're really serious about earning a living online. It's
a MUST read. A wise investment.
told me that while Joe's book might be the biggest earner, it's
a long way from making most sales. That honor, with 146 sales, goes
to Michael Campbells "Clickin'
It Rich" which is an
outstanding book on profiting from affiliate programs.
In third place came another book on affiliate
marketing, James Martell's Affiliate
Marketers Handbook which I started writing about after getting
excited about the huge sums that James is earning from his affiliate
Mind you, James set up his own 2-tier affiliate
program and no longer promotes it through Clickbank, so the figures
for this book are a few months out of date.
also tells me which affiliate programs I promote are underperforming
In fact it tells me every cent I've made selling
Clickbank products in the past 18 months. Which products made the
money and how many sales I made of each. You can look at daily,
monthly, and many other figures.
I know know of several that I'm wasting my time
advertising and promoting. A couple of them I thought I was doing
well with are making next to no sales. So it's goodbye to them.
As you can see I'm extremely impressed with ClickSalez.
You might think it on the pricey side at $97, but in my opinion
it's a small price to pay for knowing exactly how your business
and showing you where you're better off placing your efforts to
For any merchant using Clickbank this is a must
have piece of software. And for any serious affiliate it's very
A big winner.