Make Money With Clickbank

One of the questions I get asked the most is…

How do I make money with Clickbank…?

Well, the answer is different for everyone...

But here are some good places to start…

What is Clickbank?

I am guessing you've heard about Clickbank by now…

And if you haven't, then it's time you did !

Clickbank is a MASSIVE web site that works in two ways:

1) Product creators can put their product in the Marketplace and attract other people (called affiliates) to sell it for them in exchange for large commissions - up to 75% !

2) Everyday people can promote ANY product they like to anyone they wish and get paid for it !

I'm going to assume you're NOT a product creator and want to make money promoting other people's products…

This is what most people do as it's generally the easier way to do things.

So How do I Make Money with Clickbank?

Well first of all you need to choose a good product. 

Fortunately Clickbank has a load of stats to assist you in your choice.

Click here to read more about the Clickbank Marketplace.

When choosing your product to promote, if it is too popular you will be competing against thousands of other affiliates and may have a problem making big commissions.

On the other hand, if the item is not popular enough then you are probably looking at a potential dud.

Products from the top gurus have frequently been sent out to their email lists which are vast. 

This means that you may struggle to find a new buyer.

Similarly you should look at the quality of the product. 

If you want a good reputation AND an easy sale, then consider looking for a product that has good reviews or you have tested yourself.

Lastly look at the affiliate commission that you will receive from each sale compared with the price of the item.

Too little may not reward you for your efforts.

Most products offer 50% to 70% commisions, which is normally what you want.

A cheap product may be easier to sell if you have a good list and/ or a highly ranking web site.

There is an element of trial and error here but usually products between $37 and $67 make affiliates the most commission as they tend to sell in greater volume.

Now you need to look at...

How Do You Get People to Buy From YOUR Affiliate Link...?

The two most visited sites on the internet are Google and Facebook.

Looking at Facebook first, there are 3 obvious choices :

  1. Set up a Fanpage.
  2. Promote to your friends.
  3. Set up a Facebook marketing campaign.

Now looking at Google...

Your obvious need is to get your website (if you have one) noticed on this and other major search engines. 

You can do this by:

  1. Promoting the product on a high ranking web site that you own.
  2. Setting up a review site and then promoting the product on it.
  3. Setting up a blog about the product and/or its subject matter and promoting the product on it.
  4. Setting up a new site for the product and then promote the product on it.


OK, But How Do I Get Traffic To My Site or Blog…?

There are many ways you can do this…

Here are the most usual ways:

  1. Promoting to your existing mailing list of subscribers.
  2. Pay per click (PPC) or pay per view (PPV).
  3. SEO supported by article marketing.
  4. Pinging your blog.
  5. Promoting on forums, blog comments and similar.

It is easy to see why so many people make money with Clickbank.

As we've seen above, there are MANY ways to generate affiliate income…

And combined with the very useful Clickbank Marketplace and informative statistics they provide it has helped Clickbank to become one of the largest and most popular "hubs" for affiliate success.

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autonmike said:

There are MANY ways to make money with Clickbank and over the coming weeks I'll be looking at many of them...

If you can't wait that long, check out my proven systems here

Mike Auton
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July 20, 2011
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Robert Bridgen said:

Home Business And Utilizing ClickBank

Over 10,000 web-based businesses and over 100,00 affiliates use ClickBank. Businesses use this program to instantly deliver services and products online. EBooks and software programs are the most common purchases. It also provides websites with unlimited traffic so they can be promoted more easily. It is great for people who want to start their own home business. Individuals can either start off by promoting other businesses services and products, or they can choose to start their own business.

When affiliates use ClickBank products or services on their site or in ads, they sometimes make as much as 75% on commissions on most of their sales. They also earn commission by referring other affiliates or vendors. It does not cost anything for individuals to become an affiliate. Many people start off as an affiliate, and then they recommend as many people as they can to make even more money. In individuals are not familiar with this product, information is provided to help them learn about the service.

Free eBooks and guides are provided to help people learn about the service, activating an account, picking a product from the marketplace, ways to keep commission from being stolen, and how to calculate commission. Other information includes how to to track a promotion, and learning how to detect factors that could reduce commission.

Vendors typically use this service to process an entire order, and to help manage affiliate accounts. Commission is automatically paid to affiliates that has linked the customer to the vendor. In simple terms, ClickBank pays the affiliate and vendor, and bills the customers. When people choose to sell their own product or services, they can decided how much commission they want others that are promoting their product to receive. For example, they could set the commission at 15%.

Guides are provided to vendors to give them useful information on how to price a service or product, operating the account, managing the processes, and how to navigate and use the marketplace. Free eBooks are given to explain how the system works, and the tools needed to get the best selling process while e resolving restrictions.

It is for people who want to earn money by promoting other people's products. The program is the biggest provider of digital products all over the globe. It is a trusted marketplace that makes a sale around every 3 seconds. It is free to open an account and there are thousands of services and products to choose from to start making money from home.

Many online businesses use this program to process a payment. It is a highly secured process that has level-two fraud protection for sixty days. If a client is not completely satisfied within the sixty days, a complete refund will be immediately process within about 24 hours, with no questions asked.

Individuals like this program because they can work from the comfort of their own home. They to not have to handle, pack, or ship any products, or process any transactions for the customer. Many individuals start the home business by opening an affiliate account. Once the account is activated, they start earning commission by promoting a vendors products or services, or by promoting their own.
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July 21, 2011
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Kelly said:

Hi, lots of good content on here. Quick question. I have recently purchased CB Cash Code. What's your take on that?

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autonmike said:

@kelly - i help the creators with cb cash code and it's a great little product...

it helps you create affiliate sites literally at the push of a button and it even has a tool that helps you get traffic to your auto sites. pretty cool :)

Mike Auton
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September 05, 2011
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Andrew Hand said:

Hey Mike,

Great to see you doing so well with affiliate marketing and helping others model your success!!! I just made my first ClickBank product "Music Made Easy" and would love your help in promoting it if you were interested.

Keep doing the great work you're doing and I'd love to hear from you sometime.


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anne said:

After reading this, and checking your other pieces of advice, I'm going to get started and hopefully make more money than I can use, and then be able to help others and charities.
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