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
- Arts & Entertainment
- Cooking, Food & Wine
- E-business & E-marketing
- Home & Garden
- Parenting & Families
- 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.
You want a product that costs at least $20 to promote
A recurring billing is excellent as you can make money on autopilot every month from satisfied customers
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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