How To Become A Clickbank Affiliate
What exactly is Clickbank?
Clickbank is more than “just another” affiliates platform. Unlike traditional affiliate platforms Clickbank also doubles as a marketplace for people who create products. I allows for both parties to make money without complexed paperwork or agreements. Alot of money can be earned on Clickbank if you have an idea of what you are doing and also an idea of the best products to promote.
How to earn money on Clickbank
The best way to make money on Clickbank is to become an affiliate. Almost all affiliate marketers know about Clickbank but if you don’t already have an idea of what it is and how you can make money off it I will be giving you a rundown. The usual procedure for a new affiliate marketer includes signing up and finding some bad product with an high commission and afterwards they start having delusions about the product making lots of sales. They then find some way to get random traffic to click their links and they don’t actually make a dime from it. After some pondering they finally come to the conclusion that the platform sucks and they will never be able to make any money off of it. Does this sound like you or like someone you know?
Many are wondering what it takes to become a Clickbank Affiliate. There are many affiliate programs but the most recommended is Clickbank. It is a website that connects people from all over the World who are looking to do business. Buyers, sellers and even advertisers all use Clickbank in order to make their products, brands and services more accessible to the Worldwide market .I will explain the steps required to become a affiliate on their website. Anyone can do it as long as you have access to a computer/phone ,a stable internet connection and meet the requirements of the website.
The following Steps are to be completed in order to join their Affiliate Program:
- Create A Clickbank Account
- After Creating an account , on the dashboard at the top click Marketplace
- Go to Categories (choose the products to promote that have the highest earnings)
- Health And Fitness Is one of the Highest earners
- Click Promote, put the code that was given to you by Clickbank and Copy the hop Link
- Promote The Link On the Internet via Blogs or Social Media
- You Can Also go to the affiliate Page by clicking on the Affiliate Page link in order to get a overview of earning percentages ect.
How Does It Work?
In other words, Clickbank is the middleman between creators of digital products, such as ebooks, video, music and so on, and people who can sell those products, i.e. affiliate marketers. Obviously, depending on which party of the marketplace are you, Clickbank fulfills one of the two functions:
As Product Marketplace For Affiliates
As an affiliate marketer, you can jump right in, create your unique affiliate links for thousands of products (more on that later) and start to drive traffic right away to start making money. You will also see your earnings in real time. It’s free to join and there’s no screening process. No cap or complicated metrics. It’s basically a simplified affiliate network, open to anyone that wants to give it a shot. In case you want to try it out, simply go register on their homepage.
Clickbank can be used as a E-Commerce Platform For Information Product Owners
As a product owner, you can add your product to the database and Clickbank will take care of all the checkout and e-commerce part, as well as offering an affiliate program for it. You will be charged $49.95 one time activation fee, for becoming a seller on Clickbank. I believe this fee does a good job of keeping some low-quality vendors out of the platform. This is great if you don’t want to handle the technical part of things but you have to know that the platform will take quite a bit of money off your sales ($1 + 7.5% of the sales).
That’s why if you start making some serious sales volume, you may want to move out of the platform to platforms like Thinkific or Teachable because these don’t take a % of your sales. In addition to % of sales, you’re charged $2.5 dollars payment processing fee, every time you take out the money. Clickbank can also approve customer refunds and charge you $0.50 or $1 for that. The rise of the LMS platforms like the two above is probably why Clickbank has been losing some steam in the last few years …
As an affiliate marketer you might ask yourself, why sell ebooks and online courses from unknown producers, if you can just sign up with say CJ or Amazon Associates and sell reputable products. Firstly, online education is a huge market and Clickbank itself generates close to a quarter billion dollars in sales revenue each year. Secondly, there’s a beauty to digital products. That beauty is the highest margins possible. Because, to make a copy of a video and sell it, costs nothing. 100% of the revenue can be considered the profit (outside of marketing costs). High profits = high affiliate commissions. And Clickbank pays up to 75%.
Pros & Cons Of Clickbank
I really like ClickBank and I think it’s a fantastic place for new affiliate marketers to get started and earn money online without the hassle of more advanced affiliate networks. There’s no cap, you don’t need to be approved for 90% of the offers and you can start selling straight away. Trust me, that’s a huge plus when you get started and have no track record to show to those big affiliate networks. Here is a short list of the pros & cons of the platform:
- Highly paid offers (75% commission is common)
- You can sell in most countries
- Several recurring offers to sell, for ongoing income
- Takes the tech out of the way
- Lots of shitty products & sales pages
- Lots of competition on popular products
- Hard to tell what does well without investing traffic
- High costs associated to the e-commerce platform
How To Pick The Right Product To Promote
One of the best ways to make money on Clickbank is to start as an affiliate, promoting pages that have already been optimized, in order to build your sales funnels. Much like keyword research for SEO, picking the right product to promote on ClickBank is extremely important. No matter how good you are at promoting if you drive traffic to a sales page that doesn’t sell, you will not make much money. Here is a short video of me going through the ClickBank affiliate marketplace to find juicy products to promote.
Different ClickBank Metrics
Initial $/sale: The average amount of money affiliates make per sale.
Avg %/sale: The % of the sales price affiliates take as a commission on average.
Grav: Gravity, the number of affiliates that sold this product in the last 12 weeks.
Avg Rebill Total: Average $ affiliates take as a commission as a result of rebills.
Avg %/Rebill: % of rebills paid to the affiliate, on average.
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