Individuals who want to venture into online selling but have no physical product of their own to sell could well investigate sourcing digital product to sell from a provider as an affiliate. One such provider is Clickbank.
Clickbank is in fact a privately held online marketplace for thousand of digital products. Digital products are products or services that can be delivered online such as eBooks, memberships and software. It is possible for a person to sell a product to Clickbank or to buy from Clickbank or else to promote product.
Clickbank serves as a connector between digital content creators and affiliate marketers who promote the products to consumers.
There are advantages to be had by selecting digital products to trade online. Digital sales for example are made instantly and commission payments are received quickly.
There are also very large volumes of stock and an enormous range of items to be selected. Last year Clickbank had over 46,000 different products to offer to its affiliates so there is a lot of choice.
In order to assist affiliates to make a suitable selection the products for sale are listed in popularity across a number of categories. Products are ranked by their productivity score which is based on affiliate sales.
If a product hasn’t had a valid sale in eight weeks it falls out of the market place. This makes it easier to ensure that you are not buying a dud.
Another feature of the Clickbank system that might help a potential affiliate decide to purchase or not is that there is a feature of the programming that allows key word searching.
Keyword searching on products will allow a potential purchaser to obtain extensive information on commission’s sales for the product and its ranking thus making it easier to make an informed decision as to whether or not to proceed with a purchase.