Make Money Online with Click2Sell

In case you haven’t noticed, affiliate marketing can be one of the most lucrative ways to make money online. The trouble is that you simply cannot be bothered with signing up for an affiliate account with all the different companies on the ‘net. It’s just too time-consuming.

Making the situation a little easier for everyone involved is Click2Sell. They ordered this review to promote their online merchant platform and marketplace with an integrated affiliate network.

Affiliating with the Merchants

You’ve probably come across CPA advertising networks that are very similar to Click2Sell. From an affiliate’s point of view, you get access to a range of products and then your goal is to send targeted traffic to the advertiser. That’s not enough for you to get paid, because the site visitor needs to follow through and actually make the purchase. Some advertisers provide ad creatives, but most just leave you with an affiliate link. It would be nice to have a greater level of support, but this is more the fault of the merchants than it is the fault of Click2Sell.

From the merchant’s point of view, adding products to the Click2Sell marketplace is a pretty straightforward process. You provide a product name, description, and price. The cool thing is that you are able to set the commission rate, which can be anywhere from 5% to 95%. The marketplace will accept downloadable products (e-books, software, etc.), physical material (requiring a shipping address), and subscription services (memberships, etc.).

Navigation and User Experience

Navigating through the control panel on this online merchant platform is done through a series of tabs near the top of the page. These include For Merchant, For Affiliate, Payments, and Marketplace.

Under each of these tabs are additional options. Under Reports, for example, you can click through to a daily report, conversion report, referral report and so on. The general report is shown below. You get all the basic information like the conversion rate, the number of refunds, and — most importantly — how much money you’ve made.

Browsing the Marketplace

Strangely, there are two ways to access the marketplace. You can either click on the main Marketplace tab or you can find a link to the marketplace through the For Affiliate tab. From there, you can search for specific keywords and browse categories. Results can be sorted by a variety of criteria, like rank, payout per sale, and conversion percentage.

Products range from an instant article wizard to a guide on LCD monitor repair. If you click on the “More Info” link attached to any product, you get presented with a page similar to this one below for Adwords in Detail, a downloadable online “private lesson” on Google AdWords. From this page, you can then create an affiliate link and it is added to your list of campaigns under “For Affiliate”.

Posting Fees and Referral Program

There are no fees for the affiliate to join or use Click2Sell. The merchant is charged a flat fee for each transaction and this is dependent on the value of the transaction. For products that are US$19.99 or less, the fee is $1. For $20-$39.99, the fee is $2. The fee for a transaction of $40 or more is $3. Any PayPal payment processing fees are on top of this.

Click2Sell also has a referral program where you can earn 30% of every transaction fee. This applies to both referred affiliate and merchants, as long as they stay active.

Promote Products and Make Money

In the end, I don’t think that there is anything particularly special about Click2Sell, but at the same time, there’s not a whole lot to complain about either. The products in the marketplace are typically accompanied by those long single-page sales letters, so that gives you an idea of what you’d be promoting if you were to sign up as an affiliate.

The user interface is fairly intuitive and the payout levels vary considerably. Some merchants might only offer a dollar or two, but there are others that have fairly massive payouts as well. There is one merchant that sells a limited edition platinum ruby, diamond, and sapphire ring. A referred sale results in a $625 commission. And that’s with a 5% commission rate.


34 thoughts on “Make Money Online with Click2Sell”

  1. Paolo U says:

    I don’t see anything special about them.

    1. They’ll have a tough sell against more established competitors that’s for sure. What’s the USP?

      1. Yep. Yet another program. The field is so crowded that a new comer really needs toad something special to get noticed.

        1. Robert says:

          I agree with this. With such a saturated market of affiliate programs, if you want to start and promote a new one, you have to set yourself off from the rest of the crowd. You have to create a new niche and be different.

          1. I agree as well. It’s a very dilluted industry, with more popping up everyday.

        2. Ashley says:

          What are some of the other affiliate sites you use?

    2. Sha says:

      Me neither.

  2. pennyblogger says:

    yeah dowesn’t look too special, and seriously looks pretty complex… i prefer the system of just posting a piucture of the product and having it send the visitor to a link. boom! buy it! no selling LCD monitor repair guides!

    1. Robert says:

      Absolutely. If anything this affiliate program just complicates things. We all want to make money, right?? So the easier you make it for us, the more likely we are to use it.

  3. mahdi yusuf says:

    way too much work. pennyblogger got it right.

  4. AhTim says:

    I think John Chow’s TTZMedia definitely work better than this Click2Sell. Just my two cents! 😉

    –blog for dream–

    1. Paolo U says:

      I think that its better if I’m going to try TTZ media on my blog than this new ads campaign.

      1. Syed Balkhi says:

        It really depends on what your blog is about … TTZ Media will only be good if you are reviewing some type of products … like electronic products or so on.

  5. Sha says:

    Eh, I’m already happy with the programs I’m with now. And like someone else said, this is complicated. I just like to cut to the chase.

  6. Swearpidia says:

    I always thought you need to pay some kind of deposits to get a good affliliate program started.

  7. Siddharth says:

    Well, I will give it a visit and look what they have to offer. It is really good progress that you have started your own advertising platform Chow. 😉

  8. Robert says:

    A lot of problems with these affiliate programs are that they’re too complicate sometimes. They need to be user-friendly, and Click2Sell doesn’t make any headway in that area.

  9. Felex Tan says:

    The reason John Chow shared with us is to let us know there is an opportunity to make money online is not for us to judge whether it is good or bad.I agree there are too many affiliate programs in the market,click2 sell might not suitable to us,but perhaps is suitable to some one ,who know,he/she can make a tons of money!

  10. Gadget says:

    I will give it try…

  11. Blogmastr says:

    They don’t seem at all unique to me…

  12. Chetan says:

    John, you not lately talking about any cars??

  13. Grizzly says:

    Do any of you regular readers know if John ever succeeded in his “From Nobody to Somebody” challenge from back in August?

  14. To be honest; it needs work and also they need a unique selling point.

    Theres only one way a new affiliate company can succeed; offer better payouts/programmes to use or another method (which will be kept underwraps as this may form part of the new when it relaunchs with a new business model although it is more ppc then anything else).

  15. Ashley says:

    A lot of the comments talk about people being happy with their current affiliate site and this being a very crowded market – what are some of the other affiliate sites that people use?

    I’ve used, Amazon’s affiliate program, and Ebay’s – but that’s it. What have other people used and had success with?

  16. Wade says:

    I am looking for an Affiliate Marketing program that has a huge variety in presenting the content on my site. If I just get a text link, then it is useful unless I at least have the right to use their company logo to link to them. It falls short.

    Shudogg Dot Com – Make Money Online Blogging

  17. Hannah says:

    Yeah, I must say I agree with most people here in saying it really doesn’t stand out all that much from the competition. You could have just inserted any affiliate company in there and it would have been exactly the same.

  18. The Merchant says:

    Wow, there’s no unique selling point?
    It’s easy to strip off just *one* module of the system and compare it to the one-sided systems of all other companies.

    You’ve gotta be kiddin. The first reason I use click2sell is to make my own selling. And this system made it very convenient: easy product adding, superior statistics (i really love to see which keywords are profitable), I can control refunds. I simply can’t be just cheated by any bastard who buys my product and instantly requests a refund!

    Affiliate network is a very nice addon to all my above mentioned merchant stuff. I have some affiliates there and I keep communicating with them. I’m able to track performances (in very great details) of each my affiliates and I have rewarded the most successful of them with increased commission rate.

    If you don’t see anything unique in such combination (well, some kind of all-in-one solution), please tell me what other system offers all this (not merely basic features, but in great details)?

  19. Michelle says:

    😉 I always investigate new ways to make money. I find it valuable to read others experience with it but I agree we should bash it because the industry may be saturated. Keep up the great work! You have a new fan!

  20. Ronin 1770 says:

    well I am pretty happy with CJ at this moment

  21. Googlelady says:

    CJ is good… But we need an affiliate program that have many payment options and click2sell offering MoneyBookers is a good start but it needs to improve more. I will do a review about them as well soon.

  22. Clickaton says:

    all of these programs are basically the same

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