There are over a hundred affiliate marketing businesses running actively nowadays with people striving to earn a stable income online. One of the most popular trends is to become an affiliate of Clickbank products and to sell these to interested customers through a sales page. But of course, with such a strong competition and lack of knowledge on how to effectively sell these digital products, a lot of internet marketers tend to lose the will and the resources to continue selling as they encounter problems and issues regarding the products they sell, the links being used, and the like. For this article, the issue whether sales page opt ins are a factor of decreasing commissions will be discussed to provide insight and understanding as to how this internet marketing tool works and how one can actually benefit from it.

As we all know, the role of the affiliate is to sell the product through a sales page to customers online. The sales page would normally contain the content introducing the product, the link that will lead them back to the main website where they can purchase the product, and of course an opt-in list for the customer to receive mails and updates with regards to the product. These opt ins are usually paired with freebies and bonuses that the customer can avail of, so by entering their email addresses in the opt in box they are not only signing up for the bonuses and email updates but crediting your page for commission. But the issue raised here is whether or not the affiliate still has a role in the business if the customer simply opts in without actually purchasing the product. Will that decrease one’s chances of earning commission?
 
The truth is affiliate marketing systems as well as Clickbank websites track the referrals of their affiliates through cookies and the IP address used, in which the former would normally be saved into the computer not less than 60 days at the most. So most likely if the customer decides to opt in to the mailing list of the vendor, the ID of the affiliate will be identified and the sales will be credited to his or her account. Though there is no assurance that the customer will buy the product, the fact that he or she found his or her way to the mailing list through the affiliate’s sales page will already indicate that the commission will still go to him or her and that he or she will still be paid months from now.
 
But of course, there are certain possibilities that you as the Internet marketer would lose commissions if there are opt ins on the sales page. Supposing the customer decides to opt in into the mailing list but decides to check out the product a little later. If he or she erases all cookies in the PC or decides to use a different browser to buy the product, then most likely the commissions won’t go to you.


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