ClickBank Knowledge Base /General Account Help/Payments & Paychecks


posted this on December 26, 2012, 14:07

Getting paid is the best part of being a ClickBank affiliate or vendor! So remember, if you receive a paper check, you have only 90 days to cash it. You don't want your check to become stale! Direct deposits and wires obviously do not have this limitation, so if you qualify for direct deposit, we highly recommend that you sign up for it.  If you reside in a country in which we do not currently offer direct deposit, then we do offer direct wire payments to your bank account for ClickBank accounts with sufficient volume.

Accounts that are paid via direct deposit (U.S. or International) are eligible for payments once per week or once every two weeks. All other accounts receive payments once every two weeks. Pay period end times and payment send dates are dependent upon your selected Payment Frequency, but will always be at midnight at the beginning of the day on a Wednesday (either weekly or bi-weekly).  

Additionally, you will receive a separate payment for each ClickBank account you have. Remember, all changes to payment details will adhere to the Payment Change Deadlines.

Paychecks are calculated according to the following formula:

Payment = [(previous balance) + credits - debits + allowance release] - return allowance*.

*Return Allowance = allowance percentage (typically 10%) x [(previous balance) + credits - debits + allowance release]

Things to keep in mind:

* No Return Allowance is held on payments that total $25 or less.

* The standard Return Allowance is 10%. However, this percentage may be raised to 20%, 50%, or 100% if our Security Department associates your account with high-risk activity.

Here is an example:

Previous Balance = $50

Credits = $100

Debits = $25

Allowance release = $35

Here's the math:

$50 (previous balance)

+ 100 (credits)

- 25 (debits)

+ 35 (allowance release)


$160 (preliminary total)

Allowance = $160 x 10% = $16

$160 (preliminary total)

- 16 (return allowance)


$144 (payment amount)

Accounts receiving payment via check are charged a $2.50 pay period processing charge that will be deducted from each payment we issue.  For those receiving payment through direct wire, a $35 wire fee will be deducted from each wire sent.  

For the most up-to-date and specific information about getting paid please refer to our Accounting Policy.

Payment and Refund Schedule

The following calendars shows an example month, with notations for which Sale/Pay Period Start and End Date, refunds that are calculated through Debit Backdating, and Payment Change Deadlines.  

Bi-Weekly Example:


Weekly Example:



Q: Why is my payment less than I expected?
A:This could be due to one or more of the following:

Q: Why is my balance decreasing?
A: Accounts with a positive balance but no earnings for an extended period of time are considered dormant. Dormant accounts are subject to a charge.

Q: I listed a business name in my account but I cannot cash a check under that name. What do I do now?
A: Return the check to: Click Sales, Inc. Attn: Paychecks department 917 S Lusk Street Boise, ID 83706 Be sure to add a note requesting a change to the payee name and we will reissue the check. You will also need to permanently change the payee name in your account.

Q: I did not receive my payment. What do I do?
A:If this is your first payment there are two possible reasons:

If this is not your first payment, our accounting policy provides instructions if you did not receive your paper check or if you did not receive your direct deposit.

Q: Why isn't direct deposit an available payment option in my account?
A: Direct deposit is not an available payment option for one of the following reasons:

1.      Your country is not currently supported for direct deposit. Check our Accounting Policy for a list of countries supported for direct deposit.  If your country is not supported for direct deposit, you may be eligible to receive wire payments.

2.      You have made an update to your email address or password within the last seven days. If you have made a change to your email address or password you must first wait seven days before changing your payment method.

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