January 27, 2011

Clickbank: Scam or Goldmine?

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Clickbank is an online company that allows internet marketers to buy or promote digital products to sell to the majority of people desperate to making money online. It is known that Clickbank networks amongst some of the biggest online scams to date and perhaps have helped tar the phrase ‘Make Money Online’ altogether.

Much of the products I’ve noticed that Clickbank promotes try and lure punters into believing that the product advertised will rewardingly make them rich with very little work involved. You will also notice that the products are often featured on pages that take forever to scroll down on, often packed with testimonials, case studies, videos and babbling content that go on forever and a day about how the product in question is a no fail. You’re then greeted with a big fat PayPal Buy It Now button in hope that they’ve said enough to convince you to make the purchase. Oh but wait there is more, for one time only the system will only cost you the price of a pair of new shoes!, from supposedly a reduced price of hundreds of dollars… Catch my drift?

Unfortunately there are many consumers out there that end up investing in these promises with very little knowledge about the products or even Clickbank themselves. Don’t get me wrong I’m sure that you can make some level of income using their products but more than often the products themselves promises way too much. It’s a system they like to call bait and switch.

Here’s the breakdown, Joe Public creates a system that he claims have made him thousands of dollars over night quite literally, and he actually does that for fact and you know how? Simply by selling thousands and thousands of copies of his system using Clickbank, and as mentioned there is no doubt that the system works in some small way, but the real money is being made from luring people into believing that the product will make them rich overnight, and unfortunately as mentioned there are thousands of gullible souls out there for the taking. Think about this, if you came up with an online system that could make you money or even rich overnight, why in the world would you want to share it with the world?

There are by far less complicated and more legitimate ways to make money online through affiliate programmes, blogging and advertising. If you’re thinking about investing in a Clickbank product be sure to check it out fully before parting with your cash. What are your thoughts on this? Is Clickbank a well organised scamming opportunity? Are you a Clickbank user? Have you been scammed from purchasing a product through Clickbank, please leave your comments below.

About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Fabrizio Van Marciano is a fulltime international selling artist and blogger working from home. His insight into online business marketing and website design has lead him on the path to becoming one of the UK's biggest selling modern contemporary artists with over 3,000 original canvas paintings sold worldwide. You can follow Fabrizio on Twitter & Facebook.


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