Ed is the guy who will spend hours researching and analyzing product listings on eBay, Amazon and other independent online merchants to get the best deals.
He proudly announces his ‘wins’ whenever he buys something on eBay for $24 that sells in town for $79.
He’s equally proud when he saves just 5 bucks.
To acknowledge his online shopping prowess, I had just posted a compliment on Ed’s blog about his ability to find great deals online when not even 15 minutes later he tells me that he’s just purchased a Clickbank product to learn how to make his own solar panels.
He then somewhat sheepishly adds “… but I forgot to use my Clickbank ID“.
The product that he bought is GreenDIYenergy which sells for $49.97, pays a 75% commission ($32.54).
There’s also an upsell that increases the commission to $79.00.
Because Ed didn’t buy into the upsell, he only flushed $32.54 down the toilet. (I say “only” rather sarcastically, as I don’t like wasting money period — it’s better saved and then spent on shoes. 🙂 )
Actually, Ed probably flushed the full $49.97, considering I would have contacted the merchant to ask for a “review copy” which is mentioned on his Affiliate Support pages.
So folks… don’t make the same mistake that Ed made.
If you’re buying something from a Clickbank merchant in order to do a product review, save yourself some money and request a review copy (if they are offered) or at very least, buy the product through your affiliate link.
Hey, even if you’re NOT planning to do a product review and are just purchasing it for your own use – use your Clickbank ID and save some money! (Assuming you’re a good Clickbank affiliate, one who makes sales).