For affiliates who are looking to make money online, discover 3 affiliate scams you should not fall for when promoting ClickBank products on the Internet.

You and I both know how awesome it feels like to get paid 25%…. 50%… even a whopping 75% in affiliate commissions. The question is: do you know what are you promoting or are you doing it solely for the irresistible payout?

Can you go that far and promote anything just because people don’t know you?

In nowadays Internet society, trust is a precious skill. It takes years to build it, and seconds to lose it. That is why I think you should never promote scam artists or their programs.

We have seen those red-screaming sales letters, heavy-graphic oriented: large mansions, flashy cars, ClickBank screen shots.

I close the page each time I smell one of these.wr

Now, let’s take a close look on the 3 affiliate scams you should not fall for when promoting ClickBank products.

These are shady tricks product vendors are using (can you imagine the hugely insane smile on their face?) to fool clients (and affiliate) put money into their pockets.

#1 – Misleading sales pitch (you don’t know what they are really selling)

They tell what the product is not, what you don’t need to know or buy, but they give no clues on what is it they are really selling. Just to “whet” your appetite and waste your time.


  • You don’t need a blog
  • You don’t need html
  • You don’t need any previous experience

Some go crazy enough to claim: “you don’t need any computer skills” yet you have to download their ZIP file, unzip its content, save it on your computer, remember where you downloaded it, phew. For most newbies this sounds like Chinese, until they learn it.

#2 – Fake Deadlines or Limited Offers (if you don’t buy this now, sky will fall)

Way too many affiliate marketers are falling for this one. I have seen similar tricks being used to attract JV (Joint Venture) partners and get them on board for whatever “BIG” prize contest.

Look, if you have an honest product and affiliate program available, emphasize that, but don’t claim it’s the best thing on earth and if I don’t buy into it, I will lose big time.

I think that’s a pretty deceptive tactic and leads me to believe the guys behind this program are nothing but scam artists or shady marketers.

Don’t misunderstand me: I like fair deadlines and real limited offers, but I am anti-hype in all cases.

If you and I both feel the same way, imagine what people you refer to such web sites feel.

You wouldn’t send your best friend to buy from a scammer, do you? In fact, you advise him to run from one.

#3 – Hard sell frenzy (on-page up sales, pop-up down sales, $1 trial deals)

Don’t’ get me wrong. I sometimes use up sells and cross sells and all these strategies to enlarge the sale and offer my customer a better buy/deal. But using the entire arsenal at once is too much and will scare most of the visitors.

These tips help prevent scam deals and avoid promoting ClickBank products that are not worth it.

Next step would be to start writing product reviews. I will cover this topic in future posts.

About the author:

Codrut Turcanu (the most productive Internet Marketing copywriter) shares free affiliate marketing tips and product review templates on his super affiliate marketing blog to help affiliates looking for the best ways to earn money online

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