Eligibility to receive the first Clickbank check

Eligibility to receive the first Clickbank check

As a Blogger earning through affiliate marketing, I use ClickBank often and am very much satisfied with their performance and support. Today, I will share information about the conditions to satisfy to receive your first ClickBank check.

If you are reading this because you have not yet received your first check from ClickBank even though you have satisfied the “payment threshold” you have set in your account settings, don’t panic, simply read on.

ClickBank pays its affiliate webmasters through paper checks (mostly from Wels Fargo Bank here in India). To be eligible to receive this check below are the simple conditions:

  • You should earn commissions and meet the threshold value you have set in your account.
  • Your CB account status has to change from CDR (Customer Distribution Requirement).

What is CDR (Customer Distribution Requirement)?

The Customer Distribution Requirement is the first requirement that must be met in order to begin sending paychecks to any account. Our Customer Distribution Requirement states your account must reflect sales made with 5 or more unique credit card numbers, and the sales must have been made with two different recognized payment methods (Visa, MasterCard, or PayPal). Note: PayPal purchases do not count toward the minimum 5 unique credit card numbers.

While a sale by Amex or Discover will count toward the “5 unique credit card Numbers” part of this requirement, they do not count toward the “at least two recognized payment methods” portion of the requirement.

Eligibility to receive the first Clickbank check

This example does not meet the CDR:

  • 2 American Express sales
  • 2 Discover sales
  • 1 Visa sale

The above example still needs another sale through an recognized payment method (Either MasterCard or a sixth sale through PayPal) to meet the “at least two Recognized payment methods “portion of the requirement.

This second example, however, would meet it:

  • 2 American Express sales
  • 1 Discover sale
  • 1 Visa sale
  • 1 MasterCard sale

This example is perfect because there are 5 total unique card numbers, at least two of which came from recognized payment methods (Visa and MasterCard, in this case). This requirement is in place to help prevent affiliates from abusing the ClickBank Affiliate Program by using their accounts for the sole purpose of Collecting rebates and/or discounts on their own ClickBank purchases.

Please note that once you have met the Customer Distribution Requirement, the full balance from your account will be paid on the next payment issuing date. Also, please keep in mind that you only need to meet the Customer Distribution Requirement one time per account (not per payment).

For more information please see the Customer Distribution Requirement on the following page: http://www.clickbank.com/accounting.html. Hope this tutorial has helped you to understand Eligibility to receive the first Clickbank check.