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How To Promote Clickbank Products

Affiliate marketing is very simple, yet very few newbies understand its power to earn money. Unless they actually make a sale…I started promoting Clickbank products over 10 years ago and instantly saw success. However, when the product was no longer hosted on Clickbank, I was at a loss as to what I should do.

I want to help you understand how Clickbank works, and the marketing methods to use not only to be successful once, but time and time again.. Once you set an automated marketing system up, you will never be at a loss for want of a Clickbank product to promote like I was.

Clickbank – Digital Download Shop

Clickbank is a very well-known internet company. They have a huge arsenal of products consisting of e-books, software and digitally downloadable products. They have over 10,000 products in at least 10 categories ranging from

  • Health and Fitness
  • Languages
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Cooking, Food & Wine
  • Education
  • E-business & E-marketing
  • Home & Garden
  • Parenting & Families
  • Sports
  • Travel, etc

Clickbank offers the largest selection of unusual and unique merchants. Besides this, they will set up and manage your affiliate programs and account for you. Clickbank also manage sales and any returns automatically.

Your possibilities to partner up with any of these companies are endless, and limitless. If you haven’t already done so, you can go to their website here:  Clickbank.com

You can select any product here on the marketplace and partner up with whichever companies you want to work with.

I found that products from an evergreen niche were always in demand. These include Health and Fitness, E-business and E-Marketing which are the hottest niches to choose from.

How To Choose a Profitable Product

Remember, affiliate marketing is always centred around promoting a product from a topic which you not only have an interest in, but also knowledge. Why? Because you want to come across to your audience as someone who has experience and can understand the product they are promoting. So let’s get started in choosing one.

  1. You want a product that costs at least $20 to promote

  2. A recurring billing is excellent as you can make money on autopilot every month from satisfied customers

  3. A sales page that gives out information over exaggeration will be more convincing. You don’t want to promote a product whose sales page is an instant turnoff.

  4. A ‘gravity’ rating between 5 and 50. Even low gravity products could be excellent to promote. Low gravity doesn’t mean low quality.

Here is an example of what I mean:

This product is one I picked from the Business and Investing Niche. It is called ‘Forex Trendy’.

In the Stats section you can see it says ‘Initial Sale’. This is the amount a customer pays on joining Forex Trendy.

Avg Sale means the amount of commission you receive for each sale. In this case it is 75% of $24.81.

The Avg Rebill is 75% and the Avg Rebill Total; $121.95. This means you get 75% of $121.95 every time, a customer continues paying monthly for Forex Trendy.

Can you see how the figures can mount up over the course of 5 months?

Obviously, not all Clickbank products cost this much and can be even as low as $4 with no recurring bill. This is why you have to pick a product that will be worth your while to promote.

Now, the one thing I have learnt is how to create a website with wordpress. You will need one to promote Clickbank products on. The easiest and most comprehensive training program that will teach you all you need to know about creating your site and marketing your products is Wealthy Affiliate.

It is the most cost-effective training program on the net. For what Wealthy Affiliate offers – you will be amazed at the support and friendships you will make as you learn. You will not only learn from Kyle and Carson who are the founders, but all the members who have learned from WA training and are now walking the talk.

You can be a free member for as long as you want to get a taste of all Wealthy Affiliate can give you.

Anyway, as we are on the subject of promoting Clickbank products, you will need to get your affiliate link.

Once you click on the ‘Promote’ button in red, you will be brought to this page. All you do is put in your account nickname which is your Clickbank sign up name.

Click ‘Create’ and your affiliate link will be automatically created. You will need to copy and paste this link into your wordpress site while it is in ‘text’ mode. Update as usual and view your article to test that the link is working.

What’s Next?

Promote your sites page link (the page referring to your chosen Clickbank product) with any method you choose.

This could be by;

  • PPC using Bing Ads/Google Ads

  • Email marketing

  • Viral Marketing

  • Social Media

  • Article Marketing

PPC or Pay-Per-Click is my preferred method of promoting Clickbank products or any product for that matter. Simply because your site is put on Page 1 of Google for all to see. This is for as long as you are paying for your ads to be up.

The trick is to use low-competition keywords in your ad that are relevant with a Call to Action in the 3rd line.

Email Marketing is a method that most people on the internet use. Whenever you see a pop-up or a part of a post that asks you to insert your email address, that person or company uses email marketing to promote ideas news and other valuable information to their customers. It is also a brilliant way to market your products.

Viral Marketing is not new and is simply asking for referrals or simply put “Tell a Friend to Tell a Friend’. If you have a product to promote and run a 14-day giveaway contest viral marketing is an ethical way to make a lot of money in that time. Because there is a prize that you can giveaway and if say, you ask people to tell 5 of their friends to promote your website or link, they are inspired to do exactly that. Simply because everyone like to win prizes.

Social Media Marketing is useful for engaging with your audience through Facebook Groups, Pinterest Boards, Twitter Messaging, etc.  You can end up meeting people online and making real friends.  One thing that is important is Social Media Etiquette.

This means give value 80% of the time. 20% promotion of your service or product.  And there is a simple way to do that outlined in Magistudio’s teaching at Wealthy Affiliate…

If you want to know more about that, just join Wealthy Affiliate for Free as a Starter Member and look up his webinar training on Live Events.  He holds them once weekly on Saturday morning.  There is a Live Question and Answer section for 20 minutes after the training so you can ask questions during this time.

If you miss a webinar you need to watch, don’t worry.  The recorded version is available in Live Events.

You also get fast 24/7 support from the Top 200 WA Members to Get YOU Started.

Conclusion

By now, you should be able to see the amazing simplicity of combining your Wealthy Affiliate training with Clickbank product promotions. Yes, you have to put the work in, but if you automate some of your marketing methods, for example PPC campaigns or email marketing – you can eventually see substantial income.

It doesn’t have to take years and years – because the internet is here to stay and there is cost effective training to match it.

So what are you waiting for? Join up both programs! I will be looking forward to welcoming you on the other side.

Further more, sign up for me to email you about 15 Tips on Creating Awesome Content for your 1st Website.

If you want to know about this further, feel free to ask in the Comments Section below…

Stella

38 Comments

  1. I have heard about Clickbank over the years and have even watched some of their promotional videos. I thought to join at one time but for some reason, I pulled back. What you are sharing is pretty amazing. Thanks so much for sharing as you have me thinking again about joining this program.

    • Hi Norman,

      Yes, you can achieve a lot of success selling Clickbank products. It is free to join and you just pick one or two categories that you know about. Simply set up a niche website of 4-10 pages and photos of the product. Make sure all your affiliate links are working. And your site is easy to navigate.

      If you understand PPC advertising, use Bing Ads to start off with and run a small ad campaign for at least 3 days. Tweak your ads and spend a little more money on the more successful ads. And scale up. It is very simple…and practice makes perfect.

      Wishing you all the best Norman!

  2. Hey Stella, Thanks for the information on How to promote clickbank products. I enjoyed reading the article. I’m building my website on WA and clickbank products will be something to consider. The article is very informative and inspiring. Thanks for the tip on the products from an evergreen niche, and PPC.

    • Hi Clement,

      Yes, Clickbank products are fun to research and promote.  You will find the whole process of joining Clickbank and promoting their products using PPC very easy.

      The trick is to pay attention to detail when tweaking ad campaigns.  I am glad you find the article inspiring. I have only scratched the surface of Clickbank…You will see what I mean when you join.

      All the best!

  3. I liked the little bit of personal history given in relation to Affiliate Marketing and then moving on to talk about Clickbank and how it works.

    There was the step-by-step guidance on how to select a profitable product and the advice about the niches that were in high demand was good. The example of how a low gravity rated product could be made to work was also good.

    The lead-in to Wealthy Affiliate for additional training and marketing was excellent.

    • Thank you.

      One thing I try to do is keep notes of everything I research online.  Though I am not an expert on Clickbank and how it works, I believe that all you  need is a product you understand and can write a good review about.

      Then market it to the hills!  Anyone can do this as Clickbank is easy to join.  So I hope I have done Cliickbank and Wealthy Affiliate proud as they compliment one another. 

  4. Thank you for the great overview of how to promote products using clickbank. I am new to affiliate marketing and am at the point where I’m ready to start promoting products. Thanks to your article I feel confident in using clickbank as an affiliate network.

    Are there any other affiliate networks that you would also recommend? Thanks for your insight!

    • Hello Jon,

      Glad you enjoyed reading how to succeed with Clickbank.  Amazon is also an affiliate network you could consider.

      It is mostly physical products that are sold on Amazon.  The good thing is, even if people do not buy from your site – if they are linked to your affiliate link while browsing around Amazon stores, and eventually buy, you will receive commission.

      For example, if they want to buy a camera from your site and you have links to Amazon, if they decide to buy a television instead, you still get paid a commission on that purchase.  That is the main difference between Clickbank and Amazon.

      I suggest you start off with those 2 affiliate networks first, and see how you get  on before your branch further out. Make sure all your internal and external links are working as well.

      Hope I have answered your question adequately. If you need any more assistance, contact me and I will be pleased to help you out.

      All the best Jon!

  5. Hey Stella,
    Interesting! I didn’t understand half of those things that’ happening at Clickbank but after reading your article, it’s actually pretty simple.

    I’ve always wanted to promote Clickbank products because I have this feeling that one day, I can create an ebook myself and put it up there. Would you recommend that though, or is better to just be an affiliate?

    • Hi Raz,

      Yes, it is very simple to start as a Clickbank affiliate and I would recommend you begin with that first.  As I haven’t  been a vendor, I cannot give advice about that.  

      You may have to ask them at Clickbank or even at WA as they could know better.

      All the best Raz!

  6. Hi Stella, thank you for the information on Clickbank, it is really something I was looking for. It is interesting that you are preferring PPC over organic strategies, are organic growth strategies not successful with Clickbank products?

    • Hi Louis,

      I am more used to PPC strategies than organic growth strategies. PPC is more for instant access to traffic.

      On the other hand, I notice that you can gain more trust by building traffic organically. It takes more time and effort, but could have longstanding results.

      Here’s To Your Success,

      Stella

  7. Hello Stella,

    Your website is amazing and full of potential information.

    I wish to promote products from Clickbank, but since my website is based on promoting Wealthy Affiliate, now I am stuck… How do I promote Clickbank products which will match with Wealthy Affiliation?

    I will love to hear your advice.Thanks

    • Hi Bunyige,

      All you need to do is join Clickbank, choose a product you like and buy it to review without bias. If it is good, promote it on your site.

      The more reviews you do the better.

      Do not jump ahead in WA training courses, but follow each lesson in the right order and you will start seeing the bigger picture of how affiliate marketing works.

      All the best,

      Stella

  8. You did a nice job with your post on clickbank with the way you outlined every step. I just love the way you went head to explain how to find a product to promote on clickbank plus factors to look out for in choosing a product. 

    I couldn’t agree with you more about products with rebills being the best because you keep getting the recurring commissions. Thank you for sharing!

    • Thanks David!

      You are right,  Clickbank with email marketing make a great couple…

  9. Hey Stella,
    What a nice article you write. I’m also a member of WA. But I’ve no idea how to promote Clickbank product. And also I don’t know the benefits of it. But your article clear my all solved. So, I’m going to build up a website in WA( Wealthy Affiliate). And I’m quite sure it’s not disappointing me.
    Thanks for share this article.

    • I am glad you enjoyed the article Pronay….

      Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate. May you have much success here.

      Best regards, 

      Stella 

  10. I consider clickbank as one of my best affiliate networks that I use in promoting products and this is because of the high-interest rate they normally pay with some products offering up to 75% to affiliates. The obvious problem is getting the traffic that would buy the clickbank product that one is promoting and I think the most effective way that I have seen this been done is through email marketing.

    I consider it the most effective ones you already have an email list to promote to. You can be seeing sales up to thousands every month. It is pretty cool and those not making use of clickbank and email marketing to promote clickbank products are really missing out on a lot of money.

    • Well said Jay,

      I couldn’t agree with you more.  It is very easy to set up a Clickbank account.  With Wealthy Affiliate, you  can learn how to do email marketing with Jay alias Magistudios.

      I find the training with Wealthy Affiliate is easy to understand and when I get stuck, just ask someone for help and it is given in record time…!

  11. I think Clickbank is a good option but I want to know more about the conversion rates. For example how I can determine the conversion of a product before I write a blog post. I am actually quite a newbie about this platform and I think it can be a good option form my sports niche and this is why I am asking this.

    Do you have any recommendation for me?

    • Hi Alaba,

      What you need do is choose a hot product.  The only way to do that is sign up with Clickbank (it is free) then look in the marketplace for products in the sports niche.  They are mostly information products.

      When you see  an interesting product name, take a look at their sales page.  

      If the product is $27 or more, it is worth promoting.  More details are in this post.  

      Also remember that service and helping people by answering questions, is what is going to push you into the limelight.  It is best to try the info product first and make sure it is a recurring one.  (Not to worry, you will only be trying it out for 1 month. You cancel the subscription before the end of that first month so you do not lose any more money, if it is an expensive membership.)

      I hope this helps. However, if not, just PM me in Wealthy Affiliate. 

      All the best,

      Stella

  12. I see the health and fitness niche as a big one to promote on ClickBank, so it’s definitely going to be worth my while when I build out the content on my fitness-related blog. Since I am a personal trainer by trade, I’m sure I’ll find numerous avenues in the health and fitness niche to promote on Clickbank. 

    I never actually went to Clickbank in the past, instead using search engines, share-a-sale, and WA’s affiliate programs tab to hunt, so this will open up some new doors for me. 

    • Yes, Health and fitness is a great niche to make a website around.

      I wish you lots of success. 

  13. Hi again Stella. 

    I used a lot of affiliate programs and networks throughout the years, but Clickbank was never among my favorites. I do have an account even today, which I made a long time ago. But when it comes to promoting their products, I haven’t been very involved in it. In my first years of affiliate marketing, Clickbank seemed like a really complicated network – so I wish I had found your guide at that point, 

    It would have been really useful. Anyway, I know Clickbank has a lot of quality products – but it also has enough that are low quality. How exactly do you recognize a quality product? Is there a rating that shows the conversion rate on that landing page – or a per cent of people who buy the product for a second time? 

    I’m not sure if you know these things and it’s totally fine if you don’t. But you might be more informed than I am, this is why I am asking. Thanks.

    • Hi Heather, 

      I did explain how to find a product, but maybe I could have made it simpler to understand.  

      Once again,  and search in the Marketplace for a product in your niche. Look at the stats as I explained in my post and follow the instructions.  

      Read the preview of the product and check out the sales page for it.

      Then get your hoplink as per Clickbank’s instructions.  A  PPC campaign s a briliant way to gain an audience, some of whom will buy your product.  Only buy an info product from Amazon that you can afford and stick to the membership for at least 2 months before calling it quits if you don’t  reap any financial rewards.  

      I do hope this helps.

  14. I’ve heard a little bit about Clickbank but haven’t had a chance to really check it out, so a post like this is helpful. I appreciate your experience and you letting us know that your product on Clickbank had once expired, and provide for ways to overcome this challenge. 

    I like that Clickbank has the largest selection of unusual and unique merchants. I see that it helps to pick a product that is over $20 and to choose products that auto-renew when possible. 

    Pay-Per-Click is definitely something that I’m interesting in. Wealthy Affiliate is a tried and true product and I’m looking forward to checking Clickbank out further from your link here, thank you!

    • Yes,

      Clickbank got me hooked on affiliate marketing and I am glad  to have had the experience.  Wealth Affiliate is just the icing on the cake for tying all the internet marketing knowledge together. 

      I hope you profit from your endeavours.

      All the best,

      Stella

  15. Hello Stella, this article is very helpful and informative. I am currently an Amazon affiliate but I plan to move on Clickbank as commissions are pretty good. You explained well those terms as honestly, I could not get what all that means like gravity, rebill, etc. I will apply right away. Thank you for sharing.

    • Hello Daniel,

      Clickbank is very easy to join, but the trick is to find hot products to review and promote.  There are maany Cliickbank products on Wealthy Affiliate’s Affiliate Programs.  

      The commission can be as high as 75% so you could stand to make a packet.

  16. I must admit that somehow it seems like I got Clickbank and Click Funnels confused.   I hear people talking about both of them alot.   Yet, from reading this, it sounds like Clickbank is a free service that helps us find affiliate programs that we can sign up for. 

    I need to check Clickbank out.  I had been using the Amazon affiliate program but you do not get recurring commissions when people buy through your link.    Your post helped me.  Thanks for explaining Clickbank and how to promote Clickbank products.       

    • Hi Sondra,

      Yes Clickbank is an affiliate network company that you can be an affiliate for. They have tonnes of products by vendors.  It is an art to choose the right hot products to promote.

      Clickfunnels is a new company run by Russell Brunson. He understands how to run effective email campaigns and you can also be an affiliate of Clickfunnels.  However, it costs $97 monthly.  Better choose Aweber for $19 monthly and buy Russell Brunsons book, Dotcom Secrets instead!

      We live to learn…

  17. Thank you for the great article Stella!  I have been considering what I can do to earn extra monthly income.  Your article about how to begin with Clickbank was very informative and gave me hope of using that platform.  

    I saw in your article that I would need to be a member of Wealthy Affiliate to create a website.  I’m gathering that Clickbank does not offer that service.  But if I join both I’m not sure I can afford that expense right now.  Can you give me an idea of how much it would cost to join both Clickbank and Wealthy Affiliate?  Thanks.

    • It is free to join Clickbank, an affiliate network.  

      All you need is make up a nickname and they will give you a unique password.  It is very easy to understand the join up process.  

      As for Wealthy Affiliate, it is $19 for your 1st month then $49 per month or you can pay yearly which s $359 per year.  It is cheaper to pay yearly, but if you can only afford $49 that’s fine till you can move to yearly.

      I have been scammed plenty of times by signing up to internet schemes that promised the earth.  Wealthy Affiliate stands head and shoulders above the rest in terms of quality and thorough step by step training which sticks. 

      I have been with WA for more than a year and am loving every minute of it.  Plus the support is exceptional too.  If you have to get your cousins to help out with the WA fees, do it!

  18. Thanks Stella, this is one affiliate network I’ve always wanted to join but don’t really know how they operate. your guide has made everything so simple, I am even surprised at how easy everything works.

    I will waste no further time in signing up and checking out products that can benefit my audience and same time make me money, At least now I know what to look out for in selecting any product.

    Cheers..

    • I am glad you now find it easier to understand Clickbank.  It is very simple to join and get started.  Amazon is much harder even though they are simple too!

      Wishing you all the best,

      Stella

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