Get started with Clickbank!
If you are thinking of becoming an affiliate marketer, there is one place that offers all of your digital products in one place, and that is Clickbank! This is a great place to start, and once you see the catalogue of products, you will see how much earning potential there is with affiliate marketing!
With thousands of digital products in almost every niche, Clickbank makes it easy to sell products that are easy to purchase and download. Easy for you and easy for your customers. Check it out!
Sign up at https://www.clickbank.com/
The sign up process is fairly straightforward, and is free, but is only available in select countries. If your country is not on the list, then try another affiliate program such as Shareasale or Cj.com. The beauty of affiliate marketing is the vast amount of products available to us!
The other great thing about Clickbank is that signing up does not require a bunch of back and forth or submitting of tax information. You can be signed up and ready to go in a few minutes.
Once you have signed up, go to the upper menu and choose “Marketplace”.
This is where you will find the products available to your for your niche! Go on in and have a look around 🙂 You do NOT need to purchase any product that you want to promote unless you want to try it out. That would be helpful for review posts, to give an honest opinion on whether you think that the product does what it says it does, but again you do not have to purchase the product.
You can click the red title and see a description of the product and the landing page that customers will also go to when they click the link from your website.
All products have different commission levels.
If you choose to promote a product, clicking the PROMOTE button will take you to a pop-up window that will give you the option of adding a TRACKING I.D to your hoplink. The tracking Id is just text that helps you identify how each hoplink that you create is performing, since you can create multiple links should you choose to promote your product in more than one place, for example your blog post and twitter. See about hoplinks below.
You add a different Id at the end of each link, and then watch to see which sells better or where you may have to tweak your promotion. You can see your stats for each promotion on your REPORTING > SALES > BY TRACKING Id.
You can use these unique Id’s to create different A/B tests, testing out different keywords, landing pages and ads.
Just click the CREATE button to move to the next screen, whether you create the tracking I.D or not.
The next screen takes you to where your custom generated HOPLINK will be found. Clickbank does not recommend typing this link by hand, but instead always copy and paste it.
The hoplink is your unique identification code that links sales of the product to you, so that you get paid. You will put this hoplink into a text box somewhere on your website or through a link from a blog post. Customers who click your link will be taken to an identical page to the one that you visited when previewing the product, but when they purchase the sale will generate a commission for you! Easy peasy 🙂
There are several things to consider when choosing a product to promote. Not all the products available are “quality” products; you also do not want a product that will work against your reputation in the future! You can see the stats for each product underneath the main description of the product.
This information is from the Clickbank website and is current:
Gravity/GRAV: “The gravity performance statistic is an approximate, relative measure of how many affiliates have successfully promoted products from an account, with a higher number meaning more conversions. You can select this checkbox and enter criteria to search for products with a gravity performance score above a specified value, below a specified value, or between two values”
In other words, a high grav would indicate that many affiliates are making money promoting this product. It can also mean the product is new and getting lots of activity, however that does not equal quality. There could be tons of people promoting a new product, only to find a lot of returns in the future. Grav is not the only thing to consider when choosing a product.
Avg $/Sale: This number represents the average dollar value of the sale, including both initial and rebill payments, to the affiliate who drives the sale. You can select this checkbox and enter the criteria to search for products with and avg $/sale above, below or between two values.
Initial $/Sale: This number represents the average dollar value of an initial sale, not including rebills, to the affiliate who drives the sale. You can select this checkbox and enter criteria to search for products with and avg $/sale above, below or between two values.
Avg Rebill Total: This number represents the average total dollar value of a sale, including only rebill payments, to the affiliate who drives the sale. You can select this checkbox and enter criteria to search for products with an avg rebill total above a specified value, below a specified value, or between two values.
Avg %/Sale: This number represents the average affiliate commission percentage for a sale, including both initial and rebill commissions. You can select this checkbox and enter criteria to search for products with an avg %/sale above a specified value, below a specified value, or between two values.
Avg %/Rebill: This number represents the average affiliate commission percentage for a sale, including only the rebill commission. You can select this checkbox and enter criteria to search for products with an avg %/rebill above a specified value, below a specified value, or between two values.
Clickbank does not advertise the return rate on products that you can promote. Try to choose products that you would buy if you were shopping for a product.
Clickbank works hard to make sure that customers have a positive experience with their products and give refunds up to 90 days after sale. I would suggest reading all documentation on the Clickbank site to see all the different reasons for refunds and what Clickbank’s policies are before you sign up to promote products.
As you can see, signing up for Clickbank is not difficult. Choosing a product to promote will be the challenge! With so many choices from so many categories, it may take you a day or two to find the ideal product for your website. You can promote as many products as you like!
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