Q: I have been exploring & investigating the industry of Affiliate Marketing. I have read quite a bit (including your blog), and have tried learning a system. Consequently, I spent some money and they used Clickbank to process the sale. Clickbank doesn’t seem upfront as I found unknown charges on my card. Do you know/find clickbank reliable?
A: I’ve worked with ClickBank in various capacities dating back to the 90’s, and have never had any kind of issue with them at all.
That said, ClickBank provides a platform, and there is always the chance that somebody using that platform is trying to cheat somehow.
I would encourage you to investigate those charges and determine if they came from that transaction or the source of the charges otherwise.
If these charges were not authorized, charge them back.
As far as trying to learn a system, there are a lot of people trying to hawk various systems and programs on how to get rich quick or whatever.
None of those are real. Don’t waste your money on them. I actually created a site to combat the get rich quick garbage out there at extramoneyanswer.com
On this site, I go through all of the steps from choosing a topic for your site to setting up WordPress, hosting, and a domain, as well as coming up with content, driving traffic, and monetizing the site.
So, the whole site goes through how I create my affiliate sites, and it’s all free.
Don’t spend $100 or $1,000 on a program on some affiliate marketing system, because it will be money down the drain.
Ask Shawn Collins your affiliate marketing question and it will be added on the affiliate blog.