Randy’s Ramblings 19th March 2012
In this Post
* Catch Up & Update
* CB, W+ Or JVZoo
* Coming Very Soon – Link Supercharger!
* Reminder – Meet Up Saturday 31st March
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* Catch Up
WOW – I can hardly believe it’s around a month since my last post!
In terms of being busy – the time has flown by….
But in online terms – That’s an AGE!
I’ve gone down in rankings – so be sure to post regular updates on your
own blogs, or you might suffer a similar fate…lol
I have been saying for weeks that I should post – but with all the
final bits and pieces on a couple of projects, plus family stuff and
general enjoying the weather finally picking up here in the UK… I
guess I just didn’t get around to it.
So as usual – this will probably be a huge post detailing what I’ve
been up to…lol
Actually – I’ll try and keep the topics limited and related so I don’t
bore you too much… haha
On the Home Front – Camping season is about here, so Rachel, myself and
her girls will be looking forward to getting out for some weekends in
the wild, along with some friends and family who share a similar
passion for the great outdoors. We’ve also bought some new bits and
bobs to take with us… Like our new Hammocks from DD Hammocks that
have mosi nets attached and water proof bases so they can double up as
a tent when used with a tarp…. (Sorry – nothing to do with anything
but we’re excited at the thought of getting them out and using them
this coming weekend ;))
On the IM Front, I’ve told my techy partner Simon to do the last few
tweaks of our software so I could get a heap of new products added to RandysMoreMonthly.com
as it was around a month ago that I posted with this months update!
So yeah – the site has been updated with next months downloads
There are the usual 16 products in the main download area, and a
further 15 in the forum bonus area!
That’s THIRTY ONE IM Products with MRR or PLR for just $14!
So if you’re a member go have fun grabbing anything that might be
useful to learn from or sell on
And if you’re not a member:
Do pop along and take a chance… You can cancel at anytime… but
trust me when I tell you not many people do when they see this sort of
value on a monthly basis.
Plus – even if you do – you’ll have all these products AND access to
the last couple of months too, So I reckon for a $14 investment –
that’s better value that all those firesales people keep having for a
few products at a lot more money
(Hehe – that save a couple of minutes just editing last months mention
As for the new product final bits of development…..
Well I did say another couple of weeks…
I guess I should have said a couple of couple of weeks LOL
But yeah, we are just days away from launching so I’ll share some
videos further down this post
Just before that, I’ll share some hassles we had and what our solution
was.. In fact – let’s get right into that…..
* CB, W+ Or JVZoo
OK, You’ve got your new product ready for launch and all that’s left to
do is add a payment button and you’re ready to go…
You pop over to clickbank as you usually do (or have been told to do
for years) to register it so you can gain affiliates to promote it….
Or Do You?
Once over 99% of all your mentors or gurus will have said to get it on
clickbank … But not anymore!
Due to changes within clickbank, as well as the popularity of things
like Warrior Special Offers on the Warrior forum… MANY people now
seem to be using alternative payment processors and affiliate programs.
The challenge is obviously picking the right one!
If you’re not a big name with a huge list – then using your own isn’t
going to get you a bucket load of affiliates. So that is ruled out for
most of us right away.
We’re then left with some alternatives, and the choice of alternative
programs seems to be growing…
PayDotCom has been around for a while, But I know many people who don’t
like it for two main reasons. 1 – Their fees tend to be higher, and 2 –
It’s still down to the product owner to remember to pay affiliates (and
some affiliates just don’t trust you to pay them… hence they wont
Clickbank always was an affiliates favourite, and for a long time had
no real competition. (There are others like Plimus who do a similar job
– but they never did get enough of a good reputation to be used by more
than a handful of marketers I’ve personally seen use it, and we
naturally want something EVERYONE trusts!)
However – lately, even some die hard clickbank super affiliates have
been moving away from them due to their new policies on refund rates.
Apparently if your refund rate exceeds 15% you get fined!!!
I do understand clickbanks position – but I think 15% is a little on
the low side…. I know it was set up due to the mega launches that got
up to 70% refund rates (where the product just plain and simply didn’t
deliver), so that was a good thing. But now they seem to be penalizing
those who just do a good job of selling, and get the serial refunders
along with genuine customers!
So where are the die hard clickbank vendors listing their
Well a lot are still happy to use clickbank, and I know with my refund
rates being non existent (cos I do make sure my products
deliver…lol) I would have been happy to use them again too…..
Yep – I always seem to have a big BUT in my posts somewhere don’t I?
… lol – That one But with ONE T by the way!
On Completing Link Supercharger (Under a different name)
and submitting it to clickbank – they refused to approve it first time
around as it can cloak links!
(On reading CB’s terms and conditions – it’s apparently ‘Not Allowed’
… you are not supposed to cloak your clickbank hop links! (WHO KNEW??))
The fact that they already have 85 types of cloaking software in their
marketplace didn’t sway them – as it’s something they NOW wont
approve… but those already there and breaking CB’s terms are fine to
keep selling something they say is not approved of …
YEAH – we got frustrated too! – In Fact some of them are clearly not only
breaking CB’s terms – but also don’t work any longer due to changes in
other websites … but that’s another story!
SO – We had to look for alternatives and decided to investigate what
everyone else was doing.
The TWO MAIN sources of most the links I see coming from other
marketers now seem to be Warrior Plus and JVZoo.
I’m a member of both and haven’t had any issues or problems…. BUT
(there it is again…lol)
I do know a lot of marketers who have had, or know someone directly who
has had either their paypal account suspended, closed or limited!
This seems to be due to Paypal not liking the way Warrior plus pays the
commissions, or the products not being good quality, or the buyer
putting in charge backs to get a refund due to not even remembering
where they bought etc.
In fact – no one really knows what the issue is, other than a lot of
folks have had some challenges!
I believe the guy behind Warrior Plus is trying to make changes to
prevent it from wrecking his and others businesses, and also plenty of
others seem to be fine…. However – when it comes to risking ones
paypal account, there are many who just wont risk promoting that type
I know my good friend (and part time boss man) John Thornhill recently did a post
about it, and how he prefers to use clickbank with his CBAffiliateMaster software for his wso’s.
He is also among a number of good friends who have large lists and
refuse to promote anything on W+! (And they number greatly!!) – so that
could be a challenge to get affiliates for many of us.
Personally – I haven’t had an issue promoting as an affiliate – but I
don’t think I’d want to risk adding a product for fear of losing my
That leaves us with the new boy – JVZoo
I say new boy – but in reality the massive growth of this platform has
been amazing to watch.
I’ve been a member for a while and had NO Issues getting paid for
products I’ve promoted….. But I still wanted to double check that I
would be in no way risking my paypal account if I decided to launch any
products on there!
Well thankfully – although it seems similar – the way JVZoo works is
actually approved by paypal, using Paypals own Adaptive Payments thingy
… Yeah thingy, hey I’m not techy but for those who are here is a link
to what Paypal Say.
I also called paypal to discuss putting cash through via their adaptive
payments and they were happy that my account is fine to use it …
So as you can see JVZoo has been approved by them and spent 3 months
having paypal check over everything for them. PLUS – After speaking to
one of the owners, I’ve learned that not one affiliate has had any
So I am more than happy to add our new software to JVZoo, and will be
doing so over the next few days!
BTW – If you haven’t checked out JVZoo
– pop over and take a look – they are listening to their vendors and
affiliates and adding new features all the time
You might want to promote some of the products or even consider using
them for your own next launch
So there you are – a few options…
Personally – after getting back answers to support tickets from
clickbank that didn’t seem as though they actually read what I asked! –
I figure they are big enough to manage without my few products, so I’ll
be adding more products to JVZoo from here on
Starting with ‘LinkSupercharger‘ – see below
* Coming Very Soon – Link Supercharger!
OK – here we go with a sneak peek at LinkSupercharger.
After months of development and testing, then upgrades and extra
features added, then more testing and tweaking……
I’m thrilled to say we’re finally ready to launch this powerful ‘newbie
and me friendly’ software.
You can see the full salespage at (BUT DON’T Buy It!) – www.LinkSupercharger.com
Just in case Simon hasn’t updated it yet, and to make sure you don’t
buy it today – It will be priced at $47, With A Greatly Reduced Offer
to get it launched sometime next week!
In order to give you a heads up so you can grab the discounted rate, I
thought you might like to see the video demos we will have on the
Here is our short 3 Minute ish intro video:
And to show how EASY it really is to install it – checkout this 90 Second install video:
And a demo of using it at around 2 Minutes:
And Finally – Our UNIQUE Hot Page Creator & Social Sharing Video Demo:
So what did you think?
Hopefully you loved it and are looking forward to my post to say it’s
live and how massive a discount we’ll be making when it is
So – Watch This Space
* Next Meet Up – Sat 31st March
Well the last meet up got cancelled, as there were only 2 people, plus
myself who were interested….lol
(So depending on how the next one or two fair, I may finally give in
and agree to hold them in Sunderland at John Thornhill’s office – Any
Comments/Thoughts Would be appreciated)
Here are the details for our next meet up
1pm til around 5pm, Saturday 31st March 2012:
The Oddfellows Arms
251 High Street,
Tel: (01609) 773018
Chips and Sandwiches for our consumption.
There will be a charge of around £25 per person to cover the costs.
Any issue – give me a shout:
Or Skype – randolf.smith
Get your ticket booked here
You can find the dates etc. on the Facebook page at
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