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Clickbank chrges for dormant accounts

Discussion in 'ClickBank' started by Gaffer, Mar 19, 2011.

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    I have recently fallen foul of clickbank because i did not have any sales for a number of months they started charging me and after a period of three months without sales the charge went up. So be warned if there is any money in your account and your account is dormant clickbank will take money from this every month This is just a warning as i fell foul of the rules
    SEMrush
     
    Gaffer, Mar 19, 2011 IP
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  2. smonline

    smonline Active Member

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    This rule is part of clickbank's effort to make sure only serious marketers get credit for the sales.

    This rule is an effort to stop link hijacking by customers. Because even if
    a customer replaces the original affiliate's link with his/her own nickname, he/she is bound to fall within the dormant account rule, because he/she is not involved in active promotion.
     
    smonline, Mar 19, 2011 IP
  3. Gaffer

    Gaffer Peon

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    I understand clickbank is trying to safeguard accounts i just wanted to point out that i hadnt read the rules properly so others may not have done either thanks for explaining why they do it that is usefull
     
    Gaffer, Mar 19, 2011 IP
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    daniell Active Member

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    I was also surprised when I noticed this happening to me years ago, I was wondering where my money was disappearing to- lol.
     
    daniell, Mar 19, 2011 IP
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    Ace Lasher Peon

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    I had no idea. That's crap. Funny how the best solution to combat fraud is to take an affiliate's money. God forbid you're a novice or not considered "serious". Of course, you should always pull your money out as quickly as you can. Clickbank isn't a real bank after all.
     
    Ace Lasher, Mar 19, 2011 IP
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    zeekstern Active Member

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    Sure it is. You just have to be in the "Click" to get anything out of the bank:)
     
    zeekstern, Mar 19, 2011 IP
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    kb24 Well-Known Member

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    I have had this happen to me... just keep making sales and you won't have a problem..
     
    kb24, Mar 25, 2011 IP
  8. GrandRoyal

    GrandRoyal Member

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    I was also charged a sum of $1 if you do not make a sale in 3 months and you should immediately make a sale and you will be safe for another 3 months.
     
    GrandRoyal, Mar 26, 2011 IP
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    blogaboutnothin Peon

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    I remember this happening to me before. Lost about $60 because I didn't check my account for a longggggg time lol
     
    blogaboutnothin, Mar 28, 2011 IP
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    dess71 Well-Known Member

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    What if I made no sales? One of my accts is very old and never made a cent. And no charges till now.
     
    dess71, Apr 7, 2011 IP
  11. smonline

    smonline Active Member

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    If you make no sales then there is no problem (that means no deduction). Your account
    balance remains zero in that case.

    But if you make a sale and then make no further sale for a long period then you would fall
    within the dormant account rule. This "long period" means 90 days have passed without
    any further sale, and then amounts are being deducted from your account.

    If i am not wrong, then the dormant ac rule is:-

    $1 deduction from 90 days onwards of making the previous sale ($1 deduction for per 15 day pay period)
    $5 deduction from 180 days onwards ($5 deduction for per pay period)
    $50 deduction from 365 days onwards ($50 deduction for per pay period)

    And this will continue until your account balance becomes zero or you make another sale.
     
    smonline, Apr 7, 2011 IP
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    emmaponting16 Peon

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    to avoid dormant, just ask any friend to buy lowest price product with your affiliates.
     
    emmaponting16, Apr 7, 2011 IP
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    blogaboutnothin Peon

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    This actually works but it is quite a hassle. If you really have no choice then pick this method.
     
    blogaboutnothin, Apr 8, 2011 IP
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    Assuming for a moment that someone has more than US$10 in
    a particular ClickBank account that's not getting used, why not
    just close the account?

    Here's some information straight from ClickBank's website:

     
    NathanFalkner, Apr 10, 2011 IP
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    sar420 Notable Member

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    I think this is a pretty crazy rule by Clickbank. Maybe they're going it to keep their affiliates motivated to drive more sales, but the novices will suffer big time. So yeah, take out the money before the bank swallows it
     
    sar420, Apr 10, 2011 IP
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    I have kind of the same problem - only I can't get my money because most of the sales were made with Paypal and CB don't count PP towards the 5 or so sales from different CCs one has to get before being paid. It's not easy getting started with CB! :mad:
     
    protea, Apr 14, 2011 IP
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    zeekstern Active Member

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    No, it is not as easy as it used to be when first starting out.
    Do yourself a favor, and start selling physical products. Much easier, no BS to put up with, and you don't have to worry about getting a bad reputation for selling crap products.;)
     
    zeekstern, Apr 14, 2011 IP
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    If CB doesn't count PP as individual sales but you only need 5 sales to activate payment, that should not be a problem. I like having a credit card account available so I can get any sales coming in. Sure it costs a little, but I got the sale... and the commission.
     
    BlackHatMaster5000, Apr 15, 2011 IP
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    Infact, I have lost one CB account for not developing any sales.
     
    markov, Apr 16, 2011 IP
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    I have had this happen to me..it's weird right
     
    Ogut, Apr 20, 2011 IP