Timotheus Update: This post was originally published on 5 March 2020 on this website – Passive Online Revenue. Due to rebranding and consolidation of the two sites, the post is now on this website – https://timotheuslee.com/business/how-to-make-money-with-clickbank/
As an affiliate marketer, I would look for products or services to promote, and make money online. From the superb online training course I subscribe to, I learned about affiliate networks. One of the useful lessons I learned was How to Make Money with ClickBank?
In this article, I will share what I have learned; such as What is ClickBank? What is affiliate marketing? How to join ClickBank? And of course, How to Make Money with ClickBank?
So, whether you are exploring ways to make money online, or doing research on affiliate marketing, or even considering ClickBank, this post will provide you the answers you seek.
What is ClickBank?
Essentially, ClickBank is an affiliate network. This means that it is home to thousands of products and services. All of which you can be an affiliate with.
Why is it Good to Join ClickBank?
As an affiliate marketer, I would look for products and services to sell. I would search on Google to find businesses that match my niche. Then I check if they have affiliate programs.
When I find a match and with affiliate program, I would write to them, and ask to be their affiliate. There is the whole process of proving I will be a good match for their business.
Many businesses would like to see that I have a good history of success with sales. I also promote via a website. As such, they would like to see that my website has high traffic. Upon approval, I get to promote their product or service. And get commissions when I make a sale.
It is very time consuming. And that is just for one product or service. Can you imagine me doing that for hundreds or even thousands of brands?
As an affiliate network with thousands of products and services, ClickBank offers easier search and application processes. The ClickBank Marketplace is quite intuitive to help you find a product and service that matches your niche. And the approval process is also quite simple.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
I have often been asked this question. And here is how I explain what is affiliate marketing.
In the old days (and even today), before Internet existed, sales people would promote a product or service. They would do it from an office, at a showroom or travel about to meet people and promote it.
When they make a sale, the business that owns the product or service would pay them a percentage of the sale. This is the ‘cut’ or commission earned.
Click image below to watch this video to find out more
Online affiliate marketing works the same way. An affiliate promotes a business’ product or service on the Internet. They are given an affiliate link by the business that they can add to an article on a website or blog post, or promote on emails or online advertisements such as paid search ads or social media ads.
Similarly, when they make a sale, they get a commission from that business for the product or service that they promoted. This is a summary of what affiliate marketing is all about.
To learn more, go to my article where I wrote what affiliate marketing is all about.
Is ClickBank Free to Join?
Yes, it is free to join ClickBank as an affiliate. And anyone can join.
If you are asked to pay to join, double check the website address or url. Chances are you may not be on the real ClickBank website.
How to Join ClickBank?
It is very easy to join ClickBank. Simply open a ClickBank account by going to their website, and click on Create Account. Fill in the required fields on the create account form.
For easier reference, watch the video below to learn how to sign up and join ClickBank.
How to Make Money with ClickBank?
Find your niche
Before you join ClickBank, I highly recommend that you find and decide on what niche you would be in. It is not an easy choice.
When I first heard about this step before doing online business, it took me a long time to figure it out. This is because it is an important decision. The niche you choose will decide the level of success you will have.
In time, I found a training platform that really helped me learn how to find the right niche to do my online business. Click on the image below to go to the site, and learn how to find your right niche.
Find a Product or Service
After you have decided on the niche your business will be in, you need to find a product or service on ClickBank. Rather than write a long list of steps to achieve this, I found this video on YouTube to help you learn how to find the right product or service to sell from the ClickBank Marketplace.
Tip: Find products that are converting very well on ClickBank. These have GRAVIT of more than 20.
At the same time, do note that when the GRAVIT code is high, the competition is also high. Another point to note is that sometimes a low GRAVIT rating may not mean that there are no high conversions. It could be that it is a new product or it is in a niche that does not have high competition.
Get Affiliate Link
After you find the product or service, and you are an affiliate with the vendor, you get an affiliate link. Use this link to promote the product or service. When people click on the link and make a purchase, you get a commission.
Promote the Product
Next, you will need to promote the product or service. There are many ways to do this.
You can have a website or blog, and write about the product or service. This can be a review or just your thoughts about it. In that post or article, share the affiliate link. Encourage people to click on it and buy the product or service.
You can also do banner ads to promote the product or service. Add the affiliate link to the banner ad. When people click on it, they buy the product or service, you earn a commission.
Social media is a good place to promote, too. You can do it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, or YouTube. But just a word of caution: some social network do not approve of affiliate links. So, do learn how to do it right so that you do not get your social media account suspended.
How to Make Money with ClickBank? – Passive Online Revenue Final Word
There are many affiliate networks around. I will be writing about them, too.
Today, this article is about How to Make Money with Clickbank? And my final word is that this is a viable way to make money online.
Many people have had success making money with ClickBank. You can do it, too. You just need to learn how to do it right.
When I first started doing online businesses, I was doing a lot of trial and error. I made a lot of mistakes. And I paid dearly for them.
I have since found an excellent training program to learn from. And I am finally seeing success with my online businesses, especially with affiliate marketing.
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2 thoughts on “How to Make Money with ClickBank?”
Thanks for this informative article on how to make money with Click Bank. I am under the impression that ClickBank mostly deals with digital products. For example, I was told that if one has an audio book the would be better going to ClickBank because that might result in a higher conversions. On the other hand, an ebook might do better on Amazon than on ClickBank. So, is true that ClickBank is really focused on digital products?
Hi Thabo. You are welcome. Glad you found this article helpful. And you are right. ClickBank has made a name as a marketplace more for digital products. But that is not to say that this genre is the only type of products sold here. ClickBank does offer vendors to sell physical products. And as such, affiliates can promote these products, too. So, that is why I did not differentiate in this article.
An ebook does better on Amazon only because the people visiting that site is huge. With ClickBank, the potential number of consumers are as large as the affiliates’ website traffic. So, of course when you promote an ebook on Amazon, it would do better.