As a top 100 online retailer with 200 million customers, ClickBank sells digital products worldwide created by entrepreneurs. From advice for getting in shape to healthy cooking recipes and dating advice, ClickBank delivers digital lifestyle products to customers in 190 countries.
What is Clickbank:
ClickBank is a privately held online marketplace for digital information products. It aims to serve as a connection between digital content creators (also known as vendors) and affiliate marketers, who then promote them to consumers. In 2011, Revenue Magazine named the company as the top affiliate network in the United States. The company has headquarters in Boise, Idaho, and offices in Broomfield, Colorado.
The company is a subsidiary of Keynetics and is the sister company of Kount, an online security company. It was founded in 1998 by Tim and Eileen Barber.
In 2011, the site had attracted over 1,500,000 affiliate marketers, approximately 100,000 of whom were designated as ‘active’ at any given time. In June 2011 the company claimed to have paid affiliates and vendors over $1.8 billion, processed 35,000 transactions per day and generated over $350M in annual revenue. It offered over 46,000 individual products to its affiliate marketers and provided services in over 200 countries.
Follow the steps mentioned below and you should be able to create your account and start promoting clickbank products in next few minutes.
- Navigate to Clickbank website, on right top corner you should see an option “Create Account” click on it.
Complete your registration and confirm your account. Any changes to your account details can be done by navigating to Settings option in the dashboard.
Now you have an account what’s next? Selecting products on the marketplace which belongs to your niche or expertise and promote them to your audience. Even though it looks simple when I say it but the actual difficulty lies in how well you market them.
Most of the people out there say clickbank is almost dead and its full of junk. Some people ask whether the products on clickbank can be sold? As per my expertise when it comes to marketing or selling a product online you need to have right techniques, tools and consistency.
I personally divide the entire process in to four steps while promoting clickbank products or in general when it comes to any kind of Online products.
Clickbank is very old and they have tons of variety products on their website. At the same time we have N number of promoters who are promoting their products. So, you need to analyze whats working and what is best to the audience while promoting. Always keep yourself in customer position and see to yourself whether you are convinced with the promotion you are doing is promising enough to make the purchase, if it is not then don’t even try to promote that product.
Once after you navigate to Marketplace on Clickbank try to choose the category which best suits you and your target audience. For example sake I am selecting Health & Fitness category, On the left hand side you will see an attributes section select recurring option and required languages English.
Next thing you should be doing is filter the category by Gravity from High to low. More the gravity better the chances for selling.
Initial screening has been done. The next biggest difficult task is for you to click on the products and see how well the landing pages are designed. Try to select the product that has well designed landing page.
Next important step is RESEARCH, even though the product which you selected might have very good landing page but still you need to do research about it and see how well others are promoting it. For example sake I am selecting the second product i.e., The 3 week diet program, landing page looks neat and clean and the commission also looks good which is recurring at the same time.
I am going to use SEMRush to do research on the product. I have entered the website name in the SEMRush and found all the details when it comes to Organic Keywords they are ranking for and their competitors list. I will discuss in depth about my Marketing research in next step, but their is one more step to do before we jump to next step i.e., is to find out in which countries the product would be best suited for. In this example since I am trying to promote diet program so, I have googled about countries with more % overweight or obese and following are the search results google has displayed.
In the next section you can use this data to target top 10 countries and promote your products.
Next important step is marketing, as mentioned in previous step we can use those countries to target our ads. But before we jump I would like to do more research on Organic Keywords and In depth analysis on countries the product is famous for.
So, in SEMRush it displayed me the top Organic Keywords the website is ranking for and I filtered them based on volume.
SEMRush helps me reduce intense work that I need to perform to understand what people are exactly searching for in google adwords. So, with the help of this tool I am able to understand what terms are people are exactly searching for. So, the best way to attract them is create blog posts around these keywords and topics with Whitehat SEO Techniques and try to rank for those keywords. So, once we start ranking for those keywords and others as well we can get free easy traffic to our website or blog posts.
Now once I start getting constant traffic to my website I will try to capture their email addresses and market the Clickbank product to them.
Pro’s of this Method:
- Having relevant leads to your niche.
- Constant traffic to your website.
- Up-sell so many other relevant products to your leads.
Con’s of this Method:
- Time Taking Process.
- Need to Invest Money.
- Constantly update the blogs with latest tips in your Niche.
Alternatively, you can also try your luck by capturing leads through Facebook Ads. It is one of the best way to capture leads without having to invest on website or content and can still have a list of users who are interested in your product.
Choice is yours, Few people feel comfortable with starting a blog and few without it. Whatever might be the situation please ensure you build the trust with your user base and sell only those products which are genuine and are of Good Quality.
In this example I am not going to explain all other features of SEMrush, but you can use the tool to analyze for what keywords they are advertising for, competitors websites and their keywords etc. Which will help you market your affiliate product accordingly.
Alternatively, you can also promote your product on Social Networking channels like Twitter, Google+. If you are a complete newbie you can check my article on facebook advertising.
Last and final step Repeat. If the above steps worked out well with a product you are trying to promote and made profit then this is the best way to go and promote for products in same niche or different niche.
If you are complete newbie you can start with the above mentioned procedure with small amount of budget and see whether things are working for you or not. If you are a pro at these things then I would suggest you to take your A game to next level by redirecting your users to a landing page and capture their email addresses which in long run would benefit you a lot.
Remember if you don’t meet Clickbank sale requirements you may never receive the money you see in your account. So, clickbank can be a good place if you select the right products but not the best in my opinion which is why I gave them a rating of 3.5.
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