Sneaky ClickBank Affilate Trick…

Here’s a very sneaky ClickBank trick that I’ve never seen anyone else use.  It’s not a get-rich-overnight type of trick… more like something useful to have in your toolbag for those times when it’s needed.

Here’s the Story…

On occasion I want / need to get an advance copy of a ClickBank product.  This came up to day when I started to get a flood of emails for Andrew Fox’s new Dominating ClickBank 2.  I may be able to get a preview copy from Andrew… but in this case I just didn’t have time.  It launches tomorrow and I want to preview the content to determine whether or not I can create a value-added offer for the launch.

I do this on occasion and it’s usually a quick way to make $4k – $10k.  In fact, I used this with a friend of mine recently and he made over $20,000 in the first week doing a launch product like this.

Here’s the Problem…

Affiliates are already promoting the heck out of the product.  Some of them have advance copies… most don’t.  I want a clear advantage on launch so I definitely want a copy of the product before-hand.  Waiting until launch before I see the product could cost me several thousand dollars.So how do I get an advance copy?  I could simply ask Andrew for a copy.  But that takes time and he’s probably up to his eyeballs with other launch stuff with just a day to go (even I admit I’m cutting this one close).

So I have the sneaky little ClickBank trick I use.  You see, even though his sales page isn’t even up yet his product is in the CickBank database.  And that means I can use a little bit of technical magic to go straight to the order page.

Solution, Please?

I created a nifty little software utility that finds all the possible shopping cart pages in ClickBank and lists them for me.  Then I can simply double-click on the product I want (there’s usually just 1 or 2) and order it.I’ve even had vendors sometimes email me wondering how I already bought their product.  It can be funny… one panicked because he thought he had a premature launch.  High comedy.

There’s a little risk that the vendor may not have downloads and content ready yet, but I haven’t had that problem yet.  Every time so far I’ve been able to get access to everything.  On occasion the content will be updated after I have it… but most people offer perpetual downloads these days.

Besides… worst case I just get a refund from ClickBank or I wait until the actual launch and get it then.

Anyway, this can be a very powerful (if infrequent) strategy to use to really take advantage of product launches.  You can have a gigantic edge over the poor schleps who don’t have access to the content pre-launch.

Click here to get my Sneaky ClickBank Cart Trick software.  It’s FREE.

Watch The Video…

I made a short video of the software in action so you can see what I’m talking about.  Click here to watch it.  Tricky, tricky, tricky.

Automating AdWords Campaigns…

Recently I’ve been playing around with the Commission Blueprint product that launched a couple weeks ago.  So far it appears to be working fairly well.  My first campaign is up and making about $120 / day.  Not bad… but I can make it better.

I feel like when they built the $6,000,000 Man (for those of you old enough to remember that series).  I can make it bigger, faster, stronger 😉

Without giving away any of the details, the first part of the process involves creating a *lot* of AdWords ad groups.  In the videos they advocate using SpeedPPC… the obvious downside being that it costs almost 500 bones.

Not a big deal for me since I own SpeedPPC.  But even after using SpeedPPC to create my ads there was a fair amount of additional work I had to do to get my ads ready to go.  I *HATE* work!  If I can automate it, I will.

So I searched around on the web and found a pretty slick little utility called AdGrenade.  It does most of what I used SpeedPPC for plus it automates the part I had to do manually for the Commission Blueprint process.  I got it for free.  Your mileage may vary.  I think the author is giving it away as a bonus.  You may be able to contact him and buy it standalone.  I don’t know.  (website: www.adgrenade.com).

What’s funny is his interface is a very obvious ripoff of my Laser Keyword Generator.  And before you ask… no, I didn’t write them both.  I’m pretty open about my tools and software development stuff when people ask, so I assume he asked and I told him how I developed LKG.  Because I’m such a nice guy, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt 😉

Anyway, his software still didn’t completely automate things because I needed to interface with some Excel files.  I created my first project without any Excel integration.  AdGrenade created 630 ad groups in about 5 seconds (I’m not even kidding).

For my second go ‘round I decided I’d add the Excel integration myself.  I created the AdGrenade XLS Reader to make it an *almost* totally automated process.  I’m very pleased with my results when I combine the 2 programs.  It does pretty much exactly what I want it to do.

The only thing that would better is if it were just one program.  I’ll probably send my program to Chris, the AdGrenade author and offer him the source to integrate it.  We’ll see.  He already made one change for me to his program so I could make my XLS reader.  He had it done later on the same day I emailed him.  Pretty good for a free program… it’s like he’s trying to steal my gig, or something

If you’re familiar with Commission Blueprint then this is totally and ridiculously cool (would I do anything else?).  If you don’t know about Commission Blueprint then this won’t really matter to you (unless you’re looking to replace half of SpeedPPC without spending $500).

Anyway, here’s a quick video I made.  The video is about 6 minutes.  In real life I can do everything in the video in about 30 seconds.  Cool beans!

You can download my add-on to AdGrenade here.  It’s free.  The interface isn’t nearly as refined as most of my other freebies… but I only spent about an hour writing it.  I don’t suppose there’s much of a market for this… free or otherwise.  Enjoy!

Here’s the link to the video.  I wanted to show it live in the post… but I’m embarrassed to admit I don’t know how.  Yet!