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					            6 Reasons
     You Should Be Selling Your
       eBooks on Clickbank




                                By Nicole Dean
                           of www.NicoleontheNet.com




© - Nicole Dean, Groovy Slug, LLC                      page 1 of 7
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© - Nicole Dean, Groovy Slug, LLC                                                                                 page 2 of 7
About Nicole:

                         Nicole Dean is the Mostly-Sane Marketer. (Ask anyone who knows
                         her and they’ll say that the “mostly” part is up for debate!)
                       Nicole loves to help online business owners to earn more money AND
                       have more fun! She is an expert in Affiliate Marketing, Affiliate
                       Management, “Lazy Marketing” for passive profits, Outsourcing
                       Effectively, and Marketing with Content. But, she’s got a secret. She
uses a LOT of shortcuts.
Nicole juggles a lot of things, but she does it all without owning a Blackberry or giving out her
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She enjoys work very much, but lives to spend time with her much-adored husband, her two
silly children – and also her two slightly neurotic puppies, Eddy (short for Edison) & Einstein.

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© - Nicole Dean, Groovy Slug, LLC                                                      page 3 of 7
How this Report Came into Being...
One of the questions that I get asked frequently is “Why Clickbank?”
Sometimes I'm asked by other successful marketers and other times I'm asked by my
coaching students when I tell them that Clickbank fits their lifestyle plans better than other
options would.
And, then I tell them this story of when I first started working for Jimmy D. Brown.
When I first started working with Jimmy, I was really surprised when he told me that he used
Clickbank as his payment processor for most of his products. My previous mentors had taught
me to use a “meatier” shopping cart and that Clickbank ended up to be quite expensive after
you started to sell in large volume.
Well, of course, I wanted to show him how knowledgeable I was so I told him how much
better we could do if we switched to a heartier shopping cart.
That conversation didn’t go as I’d planned, but I did learn a lesson that stuck with me to this
day, three years later. I can’t find the original emails to share the actual conversation, but it
went something like this…

       Me: You could do all these great things if we switched to a full-blown shopping cart…
       blah blah blah (me going on trying to make my point and look smart…)

       Him: Why on earth would I do that? They handle everything for me including credit
       card processing and tax paperwork for affiliates. It frees me up to play more tennis and
       spend more time with my family.
I stopped as if the world just turned upside down on me.
Inside my head I could hear – “But… but… but… the other cart will do all these other things…
but… OH! I get it.”
That lesson has stuck with me since that day. Every single decision that I make in my
business now has to pass the “Does this choice fit with my lifestyle goals?” test. It keeps me
in line with my long term goals.
But, before you can ask yourself that question, you really need to make sure that you know
what success means to you. You’ve got to have goals if you plan to hit them, right?
What is success to you? Once you know that question, it'll help you to make all of the
decisions in your business.
But, I digress. Let's get back on topic.




© - Nicole Dean, Groovy Slug, LLC                                                        page 4 of 7
So, why Clickbank?
Clickbank.com has paid out nearly $2 Billion to online business owners just like you in the last
10 years – and that number is growing fast. Yet, for a lot of marketers, Clickbank has a bad
rap. I'd like to spend the next 2 minutes showing you why you absolutely should sell your
ebook on Clickbank.
Who does this apply to?

   •   You! If you're currently selling your product with a simple paypal button. Consider
       switching to Clickbank.

   •   You! If you have a shopping cart (like 1ShoppingCart.com) that you're using to sell your
       products. Consider also setting up a separate page or URL where you sell your product
       on Clickbank.
Here's why...
Diversification of your Payments.
You may not be aware of this, but PayPal.com has been known to “freeze” accounts while
looking into them after they've been flagged by one of their employees. While Paypal.com is a
trusted company, they do have to watch out for their own interests. So, if this happens to you,
your account will not be accessible during that time.
What exactly does that mean?
       You can't withdraw money.
       You can't pay affiliates.
       You can't even process refunds.
       You're stuck.
I don't know about you, but I have bills to pay – which is why I recommend that you also sell
products via a secondary payment method like Clickbank. They pay via direct deposit into
your Checking account every 2 weeks, like clockwork. If, heaven forbid, your account gets
flagged by Paypal – you'll be able to pay your mortgage while getting it cleared.
Less Book-Keeping.
With Clickbank, you get paid weekly or when you reach a certain dollar amount that you've
set. That means that you can pay less in accounting fees – because you'll have a maximum
of FOUR transactions per month, assuming you're getting paid weekly. Compare that to using
a paypal button or shopping cart – where every single transaction has to be entered by your
bookkeeper – and you can see the advantage.




© - Nicole Dean, Groovy Slug, LLC                                                     page 5 of 7
100,000 + Sales Force.
Yes, Clickbank has the eye of over 100,000 registered affiliate niche marketers in 145
countries. Many of these affiliate search the Clickbank marketplace first when looking for
products to promote. If you're not listed there, they can't find you.




Hands Off Affiliate Management.
If you're using your own shopping cart like 1ShoppingCart.com then you have to manage your
affiliates or hire someone to do so. While this is definitely a profitable thing to do, some tasks
can be a nuisance, like collecting W-9 forms (if you're in the United States) for taxes.
If you sell through Clickbank, that's not an issue. They handle it for you.




© - Nicole Dean, Groovy Slug, LLC                                                      page 6 of 7
Clickbank's HopAds Program.
You may be familiar with Google Adsense, but, did you know that Clickbank also has an
advertising program? As a vendor, you can create Ads that automatically show on affiliate
websites – based upon keywords.
So, if your ebook is about “Saving Money on Groceries” and someone with a frugal or
homemaking site puts the HopAd on their site with keywords “grocery” or “save money” - your
ad may display in rotation with the other ads – as long as that ad is live on their site.




Affiliate Payment Safety Cushion.
If you're selling your products through your own shopping cart,
then every month, you have to make sure to keep a “cushion” in
your paypal account so that you have enough money to pay
them. That's not an issue with Clickbank. You ONLY receive
your profits after affiliates have been paid. And, Clickbank
handles paying them for you. You're totally out of the loop.
There you have it. Six reasons why you should put your ebook
on Clickbank for sale.
If you're considering selling your products on Clickbank, be sure
to check out my "15 Quick & Easy Steps to Getting your
Ebook on Clickbank".
It'll save you time (and money).
Warmly,
Nicole Dean


© - Nicole Dean, Groovy Slug, LLC                                                  page 7 of 7

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Clickbank has a number of advantages over other eBook publishing sites and traditional ecommerce sites like PayPal and 1ShoppingCart. This ebook explains six compelling reasons for publishing and selling ebooks on Clickbank.