Good Move From ClickBank, Or A Bad One?

As with any big company like ClickBank that provides a service to the public, it’s always nice to see them updating and improving it! Plus making the whole experience for the user much better, cleaner, and have more options available with should appeal to even more people.

Well almost a week ago now, on Thursday 23rd October, ClickBank rolled out Phase II of their Platform Globalization. (And at first, it looks pretty good! But more on that in a bit!…)

So if you haven’t been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ll know that they introduced multi-lingual and multi-currency capabilities. (Sounds good huh?) Well this means you can now sell/promote Spanish, French and German language based products. That is in addition to English which we had before.

Now instead of just the United States Dollar (USD) which we had before, ClickBank now supports a total of 13 different currencies!… Just take a look. :D

  • Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • Danish Krone (DKK)
  • Euro (EUR)
  • British Pound (GBP)
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
  • Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • Norwegian Kroner (NOK)
  • New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
  • Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • United States Dollar (USD)
  • South African Rand (ZAR)

All of these, along with the 3 new languages, can now be used on the order page. Talk about giving us some whole new options, or ways in which we can use this to our advantage. But can you see any potential problems with the new features?

If you’re a member of any marketing related forums, go take a look and see if you can spot any thread related to this topic. If you read through some of the posts made, I could take a good guess that there will be some happy and unhappy people!

Some problems occur when you have a $97 product for example, and when you reach the ClickBank order page, you see the price might have jumped to a figure that is higher then the price of the product. From what I can tell, it will convert the price into your home currency. (But if the price increases, then you’ll start asking some questions don’t you think?! It might take a few minutes to work out what’s going on, but that could be 2 minutes were it loses you a sale!)

Only time will tell I suppose! Has anyone faced any kind of problems with this from their potential customers? I’d love to hear what your thoughts are on this subject if you have any!

Start SMALL And Work Your Way Up

(This sadly wasn’t the post I wanted to bring to you today, let’s just say I’ve misplaced the sheet of paper that I’d written it on! Saying that though, I think you’re going to enjoy this post just as much!) :D

Just like when I first got started online, all I was looking for was some quick cash! After a week, I was very upset that I hadn’t even made $1. Yip, on measly dollar! – In other words, I was a complete newbie who didn’t really know what he was doing!

Moving on!…

A few days ago I headed on over to my domain registrar, as I wanted to just see how many domains I had exactly. Over my past couple of years online, I’ve gathered a few over the time. I can safely say though, that I don’t own anymore then 20. Considering there are people with 100+ I don’t think I’m that bad, maybe I still am!

So after taking a look at them all, I decided that there were a few I didn’t want to keep, so instead of just letting them expire I decided to sell them on the NameCheap Marketplace. Now remember, at the time of purchasing these domains, they cost me $8.41 or something like that.

I picked this particular domain and set upon listing it into the marketplace. After writing a small description, I set the price I was asking to $12. The default 7 days was just left the same, and I hit submit and there we had it. The domain was successfully listed, and I’d hopefully get $12 for it if someone wanted to purchase it from me.

3 days later I logged back into NameCheap, and there was my $12 (Minus 10% NC take!) sitting there in my account. Now I know it wasn’t much, but there was still a slight smile coming from me. But WHY some might ask?

$12 -$8.41 = $3.59 PROFIT

Now that’s not bad for what turned out to be 10 minutes work.

I still enjoy making these small profits though, even after I made $269.32 through ClickBank for the first time. (As I blogged about here on my blog!) – I mean, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time! ;)

Been Looking For A ClickBank Ad Rotator?

ClickBank Ad RoptatorIt was only about 3 weeks ago that I managed to grab this piece of software with my very hands! There were several reasons as to WHY I went and purchased this, but the main one was because I’d never found something I liked before.

OK maybe the fact that it’s another product from Dave Nicholson swayed me towards the decision as well, you never know!

Within minutes of paying, I instantly got access to the members area, and away I was playing with this new product. To cut a long story short, you input certain details into the form, and generate your code! – Not to mention, that before you generate your code, that you can in fact preview what your ad will actually look like. (Nice feature there Dave!) ;)

Now I’ve never used AdSense before, and if I’m being completely honest, I wasn’t even going to use it in the future. At least I don’t think I am! Over the time I’ve been online, I have read many a time when people start complaining about it. Every few weeks they login into their account, and to put it bluntly, they don’t see very much. (Everyone is literately fed-up because it’s taking months upon months to hit the $100 threshold! – The problem is the amount you earn from the clicks. Is this a similar kind of picture with YOUR account?)

Another thing people are often complaining about is how they are the latest one to be banned from placing the AdSense ads on their sites. At the amount of money I’d be earning, I would rather get rid of them myself than be told to taken them down!

The good news is that there IS an alternative, and this is were ClickBank Ad Rotator comes into play. CB Ad Rotator is a new script that has been developed over the last 6 months by Dave Nicholson and his team consisting of John Thornhill and Dan Sumner. This script is a direct replacement to AdSense, but if you like then you can always use both! – Look on the brighter side though, you’ll be able to earn more if the user clicks through and purchases the item. You can check out the comparison chart over on the site, and I’m sure you too will see the differences in a one week period of the two programs.

Because the ClickBank Ad Rotator uses the ClickBank marketplace to advertise commission based products which you will be affiliated too, your earnings potential is far far greater as you will see. Commissions for a product can be anything upto 75% of the product price. (This is a high end commission!) But to be realistic and honest, the average commission is usually set at 50%. So this means, for an average product sale from one lead worth $47, you will receive $23.50. Out of a little curiosity, how long would that take you to earn from AdSense? (I’m guessing that it would take loo long!)

Dave and his team of trusty men, have spent a long time and a lot of effort creating this alternative to make people like you, and me, a little more automated income from our websites. (It’s like Christmas has come early!) – Don’t miss out today!

A Year Old And I Hadn’t Even Noticed! (Let’s Party!)

Can you believe it, cause I really can’t! Mark-McWilliams.com is just over 1 year old! Our official birthday should have been 8th August 2007 when I first registered the domain name. However the first post I made, was actually done on the 4th October 2007.

So over that time period, I’ve written 63 blog posts and have about the same number on ‘draft’ just waiting to be finished writing, and published.

I have received 1,344 spam comments, which have all been stopped by the amazing Akismet plugin! (Which comes by default, just ready for you to activate!)

Between the total number of posts, my blog too has 175 comments! :)

In actual fact, I’m really looking forward to this year and have a handful of things planned. So make sure you keep updated, and if you haven’t already then I’d suggest you get onto the blog notification list that you see to the right of this post!…

The last thing I’d like to do is thank YOU. Yes without you coming and reading my posts, then I don’t know were I’d be. My only hope is that you enjoy what I talk about, and hopefully learn a thing or two.

WordPress 2.7 And A Demo From Matt Mullenweg

Just a REALLY quick and short post from me today. You see I’ve just come accross a video from Matt, co-founder of WordPress, were he gives us a little demo of the new version which is due to be released/launched in November!

When I started this blog, I’m 99.9% sure that we were on version 2.4 – Now that just shows you how quick WordPress is evolving, and my blog isn’t even a year old actually I just spotted it is! – Just were do you think they will be in 5 years time, even 10 years?!

There are a few ‘big’ changes in this version, one of them being the fact you can have Threaded Comments. A few people had developed plugins for earlier versions, but WordPress is finally making it a default thing. From what I believe, you can decide if you do want this enabled, and/or decide WHO can actually use the ‘threaded’ part.

I guess all will be revealed when they launch the new version. :D

Enjoy the video!…