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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 to not only 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.:

https://www.marketplace.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 Weathy 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

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.

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.

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 Wealthy Affiliate Insider secrets.

 

 

 

 

Stella

16 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

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