With the increasing unpredictability of the CPA space, more and more affiliates are increasingly flocking to digital marketplaces as an alternative to making money online. As with the CPA side of the industry, though, there exists an initially overwhelming amount of options in regards to who to run with. But thankfully for you, we’re going to be discussing three of the best digital marketplace networks currently available and informing you just why it would behoove you to give them a go.
So let’s get started, shall we?
Unsurprisingly, the first digital marketplace network we’ll be recommending today is Clickbank. Founded all the way back in 1998, Clickbank has grown immensely over the years into a full-scale online retail service provider with a whopping 12,000 digital product vendors and over 100,000 active affiliates.
Averaging just over 700,000 unique visits a month and processing over 26,000 different transactions daily, it’s easy to see how and why Clickbank’s name has risen to the top of the hill when it comes to the best digital marketplace networks around.
Once signing up you’d do well to stroll about the Clickbank Marketplace. They have literally thousands of different products to choose from, all available to be sorted via different filters. Your best bet is to check the “gravity” score of any product you’re interested in running, as said score is a calculation that represents (more or less) how many different affiliates have made a sale with said product in the past 8 weeks. (So, the higher the gravity score, the better.)
Due primarily to compliance reasons, ClickBank actually completely shed any and all biz-op related offers on their network (more on this later). Clickbank also pays out commissions every two weeks – which many believe to be one of their greatest advantages. Even better, you can choose the payment threshold and set it to as low as $10.
Similar in almost every way to Clickbank, Clicksure allows both vendors and affiliates to make money with their digital products. However, whereas Clickbank generally has a lot more variety in the types of products you can promote, Clicksure tends to focus more on biz-op and make money online style offers — which certainly isn’t a bad thing.
Many of said offers available on Clicksure are excellent, high-converting products – and one’s that you can only promote through them. In fact, the vast majority of biz-op offers that were dropped by ClickBank due to compliance reasons simply shifted over to Clicksure.
In regards to payouts, the minimum payout with Clicksure is $250, but considering the multitude of different offers available for you to promote (many of them are great digital download products available at a low, low price), this isn’t really an issue unless you’re just starting out in affiliate marketing.
Unlike our other two recommendations, JVZoo is generally the new kid on the block, but boy have they made a splash since they arrived!
It seems JVZoo has gone out of their way to streamline both the vendor and affiliate process, as both listing products to sell and getting links for offers to promote is incredibly simple and easy. Perhaps the biggest advantage to using JVZoo, though, is that they offer instant payments upon commission. As soon as any of the products you’re promoting makes a sale, you’ll be paid in whichever payout method you have listed on your account. This includes instant Paypal payments directly into your own Paypal account.
Although JVZoo offers started out a bit on the lower priced side — and were actually similar to Warrior Forum Special Offers (WSO’s) in that regard – they’ve been only getting much better and of a better quality as time goes by.
The biggest gripe people seem to have with JVZoo is, again, that they’re so new, but upon signing up it’s quite obvious that they know what they’re doing. And not only that, but they’re also interested in offering a digital marketplace on par with industry stables, Clickbank and Clicksure.
All in all, you really can’t go wrong with either three of the aforementioned networks. Even better, why not sign up for all three and see for yourself which you like best? Each offers distinct advantages while managing to not offer any major disadvantages, so there’s really no downside to giving them each a trial spin.
Signing up with all three will also give you access to about every possible digital affiliate offer currently on the market as well, which is obviously a plus.
If you happen to have had any past or present experiences with any of these three networks, though, please feel free to share them with us in the comments. We’d certainly love to hear from you!