How To Make Money With Clickbank As An Affiliate Marketer (Step By Step Guide)
Clickbank.com is the biggest digital marketplace in the world and has given birth to multiple 6-7 and even 8 figure earners. Clickbank has been around for over 15 years and has paid out hundreds of millions dollars and sells over 30,000 digital products per day.
What You Will Discover
- How To Pick A Winning Product On Clickbank To Promote
- How To Drive Traffic To Your Affiliate Links
- How To Convert Those Traffic Into Leads Then To Buyers
- Watch My Case Study And Discover How I Generated Over 357 Sales On Clickbank In 60 Days
Before we can get started, you will need to create an affiliate account on Clickbank. I also recommend you go through their ‘Knowledge Base’ articles as it will give you a very good idea on how to get started and navigate around their marketplace.
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There are really only 3 big steps to setting up a typical Clickbank campaign.
- Pick an offer to promote
- Drive traffic to your affiliate link
- Visitors buy the product and you get paid a commission
Step #1: Picking A Product To Promote
A lot of people struggle when it comes to picking a niche or choosing a product to promote. Different products have different conversion rates and different payout rates. Also, depending on the niche you choose, you may or may not be able to scale big.
For example, would you rather promote a weight loss product or a wedding speech product?
A wedding speech offer may give you a tighter return on investment because your target audience is so tight and small. But you will never be able to scale like what you can with the weight loss offer.
Of course, there is a balance between “Competition VS Scalability” but trust me when I say, tapping into competitive niches isn’t as hard as you think. I recommend you read this guide on choosing a product to promote. After reading the guide, you should have no problem finding a product to promote.
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The next step is to generate your affiliate link. You want to make sure you use their tracking ID feature, which will allow you to track exactly where the sales are coming from.
Basically, if you’re driving traffic with Facebook ads, you can have your Clickbank’s tracking ID as: FBADS.
This will then get passed through to your Clickbank’s analytics and you can see exactly which traffic source is bringing in the sales.
Here is an example…
I recommend you also use a third party tracking tool to enhance your marketing experience. The tool I use personally and recommend to everyone is ClickMagick.com. Click here for a full review on ClickMagick Tracking Tool.
After you have set up your affiliate links with your tracking tool, the next obvious step is to drive traffic to your tracking link.
Step #2: Driving Traffic To Your Affiliate Links
Lots of people over complicate this step and end up doing absolutely nothing. I want you to step back and think about it for a second. Driving traffic to an affiliate link just means exposing your offer to the right audience, right?
So what you need to do is think of ways that can get you as many targeted people viewing your offer as possible. There’s literally no rocket science behind this.
Now, there are free methods to drive traffic and there are also paid methods. If you’re starting out and have no experience, I highly recommend you read Andy’s Niche Site Tutorial and YouTube Marketing Tutorial.
These two free methods of getting traffic to your affiliate links have been proven to work over and over again. The best thing about these tutorials is that Andy will walk you through the complete process in a step-by-step manner.
This means that even if you have zero experience, you will still be able to implement the strategies straight away.
Another very popular method when promoting products on Clickbank is to build your very own list. I’m talking about building your own subscribers list, where you can email them whenever you want while promoting whatever you want.
In fact, most affiliate millionaires were able to break the million-dollar mark, because they have built a massive subscribers list. I know because I’m a list builder myself and I can say with confidence that most of my income actually comes from my list.
If you want to learn about how to build your own list, I recommend you read my List Building Strategies & Tutorial here.
The three methods that I have mentioned above can easily earn you a full time income just by promoting products on Clickbank.
Three more paid methods which I highly recommend you check out is Search Engine Marketing (SEM), placing pop ups on people’s computer (pay per view aka PPV) and placing banner ads on other people’s website.
Below are three in-depth tutorial I recommend you read if you prefer paid traffic
- Getting started with Bing PPC Ad Centre
- PPV tutorial for beginners
- Media buying 101 for affiliate marketers
As I said earlier, when it comes to traffic, don’t overcomplicate the process and just focus on a few methods you’re comfortable with.
There is however another skill you need to know… And that is converting your visitors into buyers.
Step #3: Converting Your Traffic Into Buyers
Lots of newbies these days think the more traffic they can send, the more sales they can make.
This is right in a sense, but a better way is to increase your conversion rate.
If you can increase conversion rate while increasing traffic, we’re talking about massive profits here. The number one tip that I can give to anyone, who is doing affiliate marketing, is to give VALUE first before asking for a sales.
You see, unlike most affiliate marketers out there – who only focus on getting sales.
What you want to do instead, is to provide your leads and traffic with good quality content and build that trust first.
Once you have established rapport and relationships, then you go and ask for the sale.
Without a doubt, the easiest way to build trust and relationship with your leads is through email marketing. Read this guide on how to increase your conversions with email marketing.
Another example is this very blog you’re reading from right now. If you would like to create your own blog, please read this tutorial here “How To Start A Blog“.
Andy and I have made a commitment to write quality content to give value to our readers and visitors. Our goal is to help others who want to tap into the world of affiliate marketing so they can start on the right path.
However, the truth is we also have our own coaching program which we sell and by building a blog where we can give value first, it makes it a lot easier.
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Another very good person to model is Mike Chang from YouTube.
He has a YouTube channel, where he uploads free training videos on workout routines, dieting plans and all sorts of stuff.
That being said, he also has a library of products, which have easily made him millions. That’s because his subscribers trust him and want to learn more from him.
I’ll be completely honest with anyone reading this, if you can master the art of conversions. Affiliate marketing becomes so much easier and more profitable.
Before I end this article, there is one thing I would like you to remember. Affiliate marketing is very awesome because we do not need to create the product or handle any complaints, support or refund.
That being said there are hundreds and thousands of other affiliates promoting the same products that we’re promoting. That’s why if you do what everyone else is doing, you won’t get very far.
You need to step back and think of ways to separate yourself from the competition, so you can build trust, relationships and rapport with your leads and ultimately, make more sales.
If you have time, I recommend you scroll up the page and watch my Clickbank case study video.
It goes for 48 minutes, but contains lots of valuable information that you can use to grow your own business.
Remember to leave a comment and share your experience or leave any other tips and strategies below.