Clickbank and Some Notices. Risk Management Tier
Clickbank has implemented a system since January 2nd ,2013 that automatically puts a rating on how much risk an account poses based on refunds and chargebacks because there are some complaint about product’ quality and high refund product. If the account is on a high risk for a significant amount of time, it gets terminated.
Clickbank new system brings a lot of annoyances to Affiliate. A lot of people say that product quality depends on sellers while they are just the promoter. If the product is refunded, it will be their disadvantage. However, those views are from the genuine Affiliates, there are some Affiliates whose products are spam, so they are highly – returned products. In addition, some Affiliates exalt product that give disappointment to the buyers.
Clickbank’ Risk management purpose is to help Vendor and Affiliate to work effectively.
The new risk tiers are composed of 6 color-coded tiers, each with an indication of the risk management level for the account:
Violet Tier – Lowest risk account, great performance, exceptional customer satisfaction
Blue Tier – Low risk account, great performance, strong customer satisfaction
Green Tier – New or Good quality with good customer satisfaction
Yellow Tier – Some risk issues, these should be identified and corrected
Orange Tier – Major risk issues which must be improved, account termination potential
Red Tier – Out of compliance with risk standards and must be improved as soon as possible, at risk of account termination
Clickbank Risk Management will give you 100 point when you sign up.
If your account is Red Tier, Orange Tier, you will be subtracted 2 points, 1 point respectively until your account is 0, and it gets terminated.
Green, blue and violet tier will get 1 point until the account reach maximum at 100 point.
In order to limit refund product, you need to select it carefully. In addition, if you build Review website, Bonus package is a good idea to limit this situation, especially product in Internet marketing.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a Federal law established in 1998. It criminalized the development or use of software that makes it possible for people to access materials that are copyright protected, like music files, DVDs, or software programs. It also makes it criminal to disseminate copyright protected materials.
If you are reported in piracy, Clickbank will notice you until you fix it, if not, you account will be got terminated.
The product that you use in Bonus package needs to belong to MRR (Master Resell Rights). MRR means that sellers give you rights to share and sell their product.
Some people use paid product like Theme, plugin or software as bonus. Even though having Unlimited rights, you are not allowed to share but to use in your website. There fore, you need to be aware of DMCA when working with Clickbank, especially Vietnamese people where we are familiar with piracy.