Frustrated because you are unable to join Clickbank as their affiliate? Malaysians may have the solutions!

Mention Clickbank and every internet marketers and money makers would normally smile since it is to most people their most treasured gold mine! Yes, they made a lot of money through Clickbank. After all, Clickbank is the largest digital marketplace for digital products in the online world. Most of the digital products are actually eBooks but I do notice that the current trends led by successful Clickbank publishers are more towards producing video products. It doesn’t really matter as long as both Clickbank publishers and their affiliates can make some decent money. Tonnes of it would be better, eh?

To be an affiliate on Clickbank is chicken feed. Registration is fast and you can quickly join the rest of the 100,000 registered affiliates in no time. Unfortunately, many could not do so due to certain Clickbank’s strict (Loose actually! Read further and you would know why!) policies. Due to past histories of mega spamming and credit frauds by super smart idiots, residents of certain countries are banned from joining Clickbank as both publishers and affiliates. One country that I can provide as an example is Malaysia. How embarrassing, isn’t it? My very own country!

Even though Malaysians have been banned from joining Clickbank, some resourceful and sneaky Malaysians have found a few solutions that could go around this apparent problem. Their workarounds by far have mixed results but let me share with you what Malaysians have been using to fool Clickbank:

Using paid package and mail forwarding services

  • This is the most popular solution used by most Malaysians.
  • Malaysians would normally chose paid package and mail forwarding services that are run by companies established in Clickbank-friendly (not in their ban list) countries such as US, UK and Singapore.
  • Almost all of this package and mail forwarding service providers would give customers physical addresses in their operating countries. So if you are subscribing a package and mail forwarding service in Singapore, the company would give you a physical Singapore address. Simple as that!
  • Once registered as customers, Malaysians would then join up Clickbank and register their physical addresses provided by their package and mail forwarding service providers. Ingenious!
  • The most popular package and mail forwarding service provider for many Malaysians at the moment is the one provided by US2Me Dot Com, operated and established in US. US2Me Dot Com would normally provide customers street addresses somewhere in Texas! They have a number of membership plans but it is their Bronze membership plan that most Malaysians are gunning for. The Bronze membership plan starts with a one time setup fee of US$23.00. There are no monthly fees to worry about but everyone must take note that the setup fee as mentioned earlier does not include shipping costs for your packages and mails.
  • Fat checks from Clickbank would arrive at the office of your paid package and mail forwarding service provider and they would later forward them to your local address. Simple but a darn brilliant way to go around Clickbank!

Using paid virtual office services

  • This option is gaining popularity among Malaysians especially among Malaysian Chinese.
  • Frankly speaking, it is no different than the one mentioned earlier since they are more or less the same. The difference is only in the name. While paid package and mail forwarding service sound like a personal service, paid virtual office service have that big businesslike ring to it.
  • You basically get all the stuffs as mentioned in the paid package and mail forwarding services. Physical address in Clickbank-friendly countries and package plus mail forwarding as well. The best thing is that most virtual office service providers would also gives you free web hosting, virtual fax and phone numbers manned by virtual receptionists! Great!
  • Many Malaysians that opted for this workaround or solution to take care of their Clickbank money making dreams chose Singapore as their favorite virtual office haunting ground. It figures since Singapore is the closest Clickbank-friendly country for Malaysia.
  • Singapore virtual office service providers normally charge service fees ranging somewhere between US$200-300 per annum. Some requires some sort of deposits for their free courier or mail forwarding services while others do not but would charge each shipment separately.
  • Like I have said earlier, this option is gaining popularity among Malaysians because some Singaporean virtual office providers are giving guarantees that their services can solve not only problems with regards to Clickbank but also PayPal! Malaysians all this while cannot make money on their money making dream machine Clickbank because of direct banning. Malaysians with PayPal accounts also could not directly withdraw funds straight into their local Malaysian bank accounts due to PayPal’s strict requirement that Malaysians could only withdraw funds to actual US bank accounts. These two magical baits hooked Malaysians for good! No folks, this is not a scam. Singaporean virtual office service providers can indeed help you in you PayPal dilemma. Upon signing up as their customers, they would later provide you with a recommendation letter that you can furnish to DBS, Singapore’s largest bank and that would help you in opening up your very own genuine new Singaporean bank account. Take note that PayPal grant Singaporeans the privilege to withdraw funds straight into their local Singaporean bank accounts. Malaysians who opted for Singaporean’s virtual office services actually kill two birds with one stone. They solved both their Clickbank and PayPal problems just by providing Clickbank and PayPal their paid Singaporean physical addresses! Smart, aren’t they?

Please bear in mind that both of this solutions or workarounds have mixed results. Some Malaysians using either one of this solutions or workarounds have in fact got into some sort of trouble with either Clickbank or PayPal. Their accounts were either terminated or frozen. The weird thing is that it did not happen to everybody. So far Malaysians have more or less draw the conclusion that those running into tight problems with either Clickbank or PayPal could have been flagged because of their dirty trade tactics such as resorting to spamming and so forth.

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8 comments:

Nordin said...

Thanks Zaidul for this post. I have been searching for hours today for this.

The method in your post solve the problem of the mailing address.

However, how about the bank account of which the FAT ClickBank cheque will be deposited? May I deposit it into my local Maybank account?

Really love to communciate with you by email: nordin(dot)rahman(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks.

Saidul A Shaari said...

Nordin said...

Thanks Zaidul for this post. I have been searching for hours today for this.

The method in your post solve the problem of the mailing address.

However, how about the bank account of which the FAT ClickBank cheque will be deposited? May I deposit it into my local Maybank account?

Really love to communciate with you by email: nordin(dot)rahman(at)gmail(dot)com

Thanks.


Salam Nordin..

Glad to be able to help.. :)

Don't quote on me, okay.. But so far Malaysians that relied upon the solutions that I have highlighted to make money on Clickbank did not have any problems with their Clickbank check deposits. Just make sure that you do not resort to any bad online trading tactics such as spamming though. Clickbank is always watching, you know.

Sure, you can deposit your fat checks (I wish u all the best!) in any local banks here and that includes Maybank.

Kinggo said...

Hi Saidul,

I just came across your post today. I found it extremely useful as I had the same problem of not being able to sign up for a ClickBank account.

Your suggestion solves the problem of filling in the mailing address section in the signup form. But most average mail forwarding service providers do not provide dedicated phone number. And to get a dedicated phone number is very expensive.

Can I use my Malaysia home phone number? Will ClickBank find out from the phone code that the phone number is in a different country from the mailing address? (If found out, I suppose they will terminate the acccount!?)

With your experience and knowledge, I hope you can help me out here and give me some advice.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Leslie.

Saidul A Shaari said...

Dear Leslie...

Glad to be able to help. :-)

I would not recommend giving Clickbank your Malaysian phone number. Just stick with the number that your mail forwarding service provider is giving you. Under normal circumstances, every mail forwarding service provider will give their customers at least one American phone number that comes with your own receptionist or answering machine. You can take messages from there.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions.

Kinggo said...

Hi Saidul,

Thanks for your reply.

I have contacted usa2me.com and they told me that they don't provide phone no.

Can you recommend me a company which provides both a physical address and a phone no. for their customers? (The cost must not be expensive).

Waiting for your reply,

Regards,

Leslie

Saidul A Shaari said...

Dear Leslie..

Sorry to hear that.

Perhaps you should try this one Singaporean company known as SMART Virtual Office Singapore. It is quite popular among Malaysians too.

Davelu said...

Hi Saidul,

Great Stuff!! Thanks for posting this, i have been searching the web all over for the past few hours on how to create a clickbank account.

Hope you don't mind 1 question (simliar to one raised by Nordin), i noticed that clickbank cheques have the mailing addresses printed on them as well, will local Malaysian banks allow them thru? (coz the cheque might show a US address but my maybank2u account has a local address?)

Hope you are able to help out on this.. and btw, what are your opinions on which is better? reselling as a affilitate or creating your own product.. especially on clickbank...

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Saidul A Shaari said...

Dear Dave...

Thanks 4 visiting and I'm glad that you found this page. We need to have more Malaysians making good money from Clickbank. :-)

"Hope you don't mind 1 question (simliar to one raised by Nordin), i noticed that clickbank cheques have the mailing addresses printed on them as well, will local Malaysian banks allow them thru? (coz the cheque might show a US address but my maybank2u account has a local address?)"

As of time of writing, no banks in Malaysia asked too much questions about addresses on checks (or cheques). I have not heard of cases where Malaysian banks reject Clickbank checks just yet. Just make sure that the name printed on your Clickbank checks are the same as the one shown in your MyKad and local bank accounts.

"Hope you are able to help out on this.. and btw, what are your opinions on which is better? reselling as a affilitate or creating your own product.. especially on clickbank...

Of course it would be better if you can sell your own digital products. Your profit margin will be higher but you have to make sure that you have the right niche product, the one that people are seeking for. Else, you would be wasting your time. Perhaps you should try being an affiliate first, get to know the market and master the art of affiliate marketing before creating your own products.

Good luck, Dave. Grab those American dollars before they collapsed.

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