I know you’ve heard of marketplaces like ClickBank, and others, where you can signup as an affiliate to sell other peoples products, or post your own products - so others can sign up as your affiliate. In terms of marketing, its a win-win for all concerned. Clickbank has over ten thousand products and has processed billions of dollars in orders and affiliate commissions. Thats made it difficult for new marketplaces to grab market and mind-share from people like you and I.
Now there’s a new player, RAP Bank, that may have what it takes. It already has several hundred products listed and is growing very rapidly. It seems that new products that may get lost in the massive size of Clickbank can gain some traction at RAP Bank. Bottom line, if you have a product to promote or if you’re looking for a product to promote as an affiliate then you need to take a look at both of these markets.
So, besides the opportunity to make money… why else do people use these marketplaces?
- First, they’re free and easy to join. Grab an account at either place ( ClickBank or RAP BAnk ) and you can be in business in just a few minutes.
- Second, simplicity and ease of use! Everything you’ll need is in one place. Affiliates know they can always find something to market and vendors know that listing their product for $50 should help them to recruit people to help them sell it.
But each marketplace runs with its own rules and some are more user friendly than others. Clickbank, for example, presents a problem, for the newbie affiliate marketer, because you not only have to wait at least two weeks between paychecks, they also have a bunch of requirements like having 5 different buyers with credit cards and the like. And, if you don’t make sales fast enough, you get to sit by and watch your account slowly be penalized back down to $0. That can be frustrating!
RAP Bank says there’s an easier way! They promote products that pay instant commissions and send payments directly to your PayPal account. Instead of getting a cut of total sales after who knows how long, you get full sales every so many sales (ie., a 50% commission pays out every other sale).
But, until now, there’s been no single marketplace for this kind of instant commision affiliate product. Some have tried, but it took too much effort for the vendors — often with large inventories to manage — to get their products into the system. Others have even created and sold ebooks products made up of just a bunch of links to different vendors who market using the Rapid Action Profits script (the recognized leader in instant commissions). Thing is, then you’d have to go sign up as an affiliate to each of those programs.
You probably noticed I wrote “until now” above, right? That’s because RAP Bank thinks it has a solution that’ll make everyone happy.
- Vendors can automatically upload all their products in one fell swoop.
- Affiliates only need a single affiliate id in order to sign up for all of them in one spot.
- Instant commissions via PayPal – no waiting 2-4 weeks for payout
- Exclusive reporting showing which product’s getting a lot of traffic over past 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, 1 month… and more!
- Ability to promote a single product directly - sending them straight to the vendor’s site
- Ability to promote an actual page, category, etc.. on the marketplace – and get paid even if the customer buys a different product! (powerful feature!)
- instant integration, upload, product reports for those of you who actually have RapidActionProfits as your sales and affiliate marketing system!
- and many, many more ….
Is this the winning combination that affiliate marketers are looking for? Maybe, but in fairness to Clickbank, while the free deal is good, to get the best affiliate commission deal at RAP Bank you have to pay a monthly membership fee – which is pretty low now but will be raised in the near future. Its like everything in the business world – you have to evaluate whats best for your situation.
Disclaimer: This post contains affilaite links that may compensate me should you signup for the services discussed.