What is ClickBank? | How to earn an income from it.

This is a very basic and to the point overview of what ClickBank is and how to make money from it.

ClickBank is a privately-owned retail business, founded in 1998.
Being in business for more than 20 years and having sales of more than $3.5 Billion is testimony of a well-established business with great ethical values.

What is ClickBank? | My Business Why

ClickBank has a global online presence. It is specialising in digital products and it is enabling vendors and affiliates to sell products worldwide, from anywhere in the world.


ClickBank offers vendors and affiliates secure payment processing and reliable tracking.

 

ClickBank for Vendors:

Through ClickBank, vendors can sell their products, mostly digital products for instance like E-books, software, or membership programs. ClickBank has a secure order form on which customers can make purchases. It accepts credit card payments as well as PayPal payments.

 

ClickBank for Affiliates:

ClickBank can be viewed as “heaven for affiliate marketers”
Affiliates can earn large commission percentages by promoting vendors’ products. Affiliates create a referral link that is product specific as well as affiliate defined for each product they choose to promote. It is called a Hop-Link and the link will direct customers to the vendor’s sales page. Should a customer then make a purchase, the affiliate is earning commission as a percentage of the sales price. The different portions of the sales price is credited by ClickBank directly to the vendor and the affiliate.
The system is known for reliable tracking and commission pay-outs that are made on time, every time.
Both vendors and affiliates are earning exponentially in the process!

 

How to be successful as an affiliate:

Actually, it does not take rocket science to become successful in the ClickBank retail market. Inexperienced online marketers can sign up for a detailed step by step paid course offered by ClickBank University.
Everything that needs to be learned is covered by the 8-week video tutorials for affiliates and the 12-week video tutorials for vendors.

…Tip:
First complete the 8-week section of the course and learn how to profit as an affiliate before you continue with the 12 week section on becoming a vendor. By doing this, you will have a good understanding of the retail market and product structure inside ClickBank before you venture out and start creating your own products. You may even do so well as an affiliate, that you stick to affiliate marketing and don’t even bother to create your own products.

Four very basic steps that will bring you success:

1. Establish a niche:

When you decide to set up your marketing business, the first decision that you will need to make, is for which market sector you will be catering. Call it your market niche. Your niche should be something you can easily relate to. It can be an interest that you have, a hobby or a cause that you would like to support. If you relate to your niche, it will be easy to stay focussed and motivated to market products related to your niche.

2. Create your own space:

You need to create an online space that you “own”. My number one recommendation is that you need to have your own website, registered on your own domain. Having a blog section added to your website is even better. Other spaces or platforms that you may want to use are YouTube, Facebook Business Page, Twitter, etc.

You will also need your own e-mail list. Ask any established online marketer. They will tell you: “The money is in the list” For this, an auto responder system comes in handy.
An auto responder system allows you to build lists of prospective customers to which you may choose to communicate through follow up e-mail series and / or e-mail broadcasts. There are different options available. I tried a few different options until I consolidated everything into Aweber. I found the deliverability of messages best from Aweber and once you understand the functionality of the Aweber system, it is actually easy to use. You can get your own Aweber 30-day free trial acount in this link.

3. Create and grow an audience:

So many new online marketers fail in this step. They try and promote directly to a “cold” market and then can’t understand that they do not get the desired success.

This is crucial.
You first have to create and build your audience, then you have to warm them up and only thereafter you promote your offer to them. This is where the importance of an auto responder system comes in.
I’m always telling new entrants in the online space to do three things.
– Build your list in numbers and;
– Build your list in relations;
– Warm up your audience by sharing high quality content with them on regular and constant intervals.

Set yourself a target of getting at least 10 new subscribers to your list per day when you start out. Then scale it up as you gain experience. You will learn from the training in Clickbank University exactly how to get the attention of subscribers and you will even be provided with examples of lead magnets you may use.
Can you see why I mentioned the importance of an auto-responder in the previous step?

4. Promote products:

Once you have completed the previous steps and you have established trust by sharing high quality content with your audience, you can start promoting products to them.

…Tip:
People do not like to be told that they have to buy a product. You have to find a way to offer a product as a possible solution to a problem or a need. Tell someone “why” they need a product rather that telling them “that” they need a product.

 

How to get started:

Let me introduce you to Justin, one of the tutors in ClickBank University.
Here is a very short video clip in which Justin will tell you about real ways to make money while you sleep.
Please watch and then continue with the steps below:

So now that you’ve heard from Justin what can be done, I’m sure the question that immediately comes up with you is, “But How?”

Here below are the two first steps on your journey that will lead you on your way to success.

Step 1:

Get your own Aweber e-mail autoresponder system.
When you register from this link, you will be getting a FREE 30 day trail period to set it up and get familiar with it.

Step 2:

Learn everything you need to know about:
1. Affiliate marketing, and
2. Becoming a vendor
Enroll in the 8 week affiliate marketing and/or the 12 week vendor course and learn first hand how you can set yourself up for success. …Yes, there is a monthly fee payable, but view it as an investment in your own knowledge base. With the to the point training that I received from ClickBank University, I empowered myself with the knowledge to gain momentum in my own online marketing journey.

So, are you hungry for success in online affiliate marketing?
You can now learn everything about all that was mentioned above from ClickBank University.

…Tip:
First subscribe for the basic training level only.
The system is immediately going to try and up-sell you to ClickBank Builder. You will not need that during the first 4 weeks of training. First find your foot hold in the training. If you are familiar with creating web pages, you may not even need Builder at all. If you have no experience of creating web pages, ClickBank Builder will however be a life saver for you.


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…If you found value in it, please comment below.
Tell me your story.
Ask the questions you may have on the subject.
Make use of the comment section below.

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CobusvdM / https://mybusinesswhy.com/


Disclaimer:
This is not a ClickBank / ClickBank University owned or official web page.
The web page is owned by Cobus van der Merwe, an independent affiliate marketer.
Affiliate commissions and earnings are made from products promoted on this website.


 

24 thoughts on “What is ClickBank? | How to earn an income from it.

    • July 23, 2018 at 3:19 pm
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      Thanks for your reply Mariette.
      I’m glad that you have found the article informative.
      Cheers 🙂

      Reply
  • July 23, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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    wow this is a must read for anyone interested in click bank and becoming an affiliate or vendor. Thank you so much for the great post.
    David

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    • July 23, 2018 at 3:32 pm
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      Thanks for your reply David. … Much appreciated.
      I’m glad that you found this an interesting read.
      All the best to you on your journey.
      Cheers 🙂

      Reply
  • July 23, 2018 at 3:32 pm
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    This is a good overview. It can be difficult to establish yourself online. It does take a bit of time, effort and persistence, but it pays off in the end! You do start to see steady sales come in when you put the effort into it.

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    • July 23, 2018 at 3:51 pm
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      Thanks for your comment Melinda, much appreciated.
      Yes, it is not easy to establish oneself in an online business, but then again, it takes only the discovery of a few very basic principles to actually find success. Once we start making profits, it suddenly is worth the whole learning curve.
      All the best to you on your journey.
      Cheers 🙂

      Reply
  • July 23, 2018 at 3:49 pm
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    Like the Article…very useful information as I am currently using Amazon and Linkshare but am always interested in other sites that promote affiliate marketing that could offer better commissions for the same amount of work.

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    • July 23, 2018 at 4:32 pm
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      Great to hear from you Josh.
      I’m glad your’e having success in Amazon and Linkshare.
      What I like best about ClickBank are the high percentage commissions.
      All the best to you on your journey.
      Cheers 🙂

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  • July 29, 2018 at 9:04 am
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    Thanks for the information, very educative and resource full

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    • July 29, 2018 at 2:25 pm
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      Thanks for you comment Samuel, much appreciated.
      I’m glad that you have found value from the article.
      Best is now to act on it.
      Cheers 🙂

      Reply
  • July 29, 2018 at 6:13 pm
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    I don’t know why I have not checked out click bank. I have used a few other Affiliate companies and it is really hard to find affiliates for the travel industry believe it or not. I was with commission junction, but somehow they have banned me from using them. For what I honestly don’t know. So I am definitely going to check out click bank and see if they have what I need. Thanks for the great review! I am glad I found this information, as I have been kind of desperate to locate another company with affiliates that might work for me.

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    • July 29, 2018 at 6:28 pm
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      Wow!! This is great Matts Mom,
      I’m so glad that you found value in this article.
      All the best success to you on your journey in ClickBank.
      Keep up your good work in the travel industry.
      Cheers 🙂

      Reply
  • July 29, 2018 at 6:35 pm
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    Great review. I’m a fan of clickbank. I have succeeded in making some consistent sales with a clickbank dietary product. It is a great affiliate marketing network.

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    • July 29, 2018 at 6:38 pm
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      Thanks for your kind comment Melinda.
      Also thank you for your testimony of success in promoting ClickBank products.
      All the best to you on your success journey
      Cheers 🙂

      Reply
  • July 29, 2018 at 9:08 pm
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    Thanks for the informative article. I was a little confused as to how the whole PPC thing worked. Your article has had it quite clear now. Will definitely be looking into clickbank.

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    • July 29, 2018 at 10:08 pm
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      Thanks for your comment Cathryn, I’m glad If the article shed some light for you on what ClickBank has to offer, though not PPC in the real sense of the word. All the best to you on your journey.
      Cheers 🙂

      Reply
  • July 29, 2018 at 9:12 pm
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    Cobus, this was a really great article. Got a lot out of it. I assume though that you recommend finishing WA training before doing Clickbank correct?

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    • July 29, 2018 at 10:18 pm
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      Hi Evan, thanks for your reply. Before I did the ClickBank training, I did WA training. In WA I learnt Affiliate marketing with the emphasis on creating a content rich website ideal for SEO generic traffic. In ClickBank I have learnt about the benefits of paid traffic. Each has its place. My advice, when you’re busy with one, complete it before looking into the other.
      Hope it helps.
      Cheers

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  • July 29, 2018 at 9:58 pm
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    Some great information for anybody looking at using Clickbank and something I shall be looking at further.

    You hear about the so-called gurus who have made millions using Clickbank but like you mentioned for that to work then I guess they must have a large subscriber list, and they always seem to not mention this when you look at some of the videos that you can find.

    Great advice and thanks for sharing.

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    • July 29, 2018 at 10:22 pm
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      Thanks for your comment Mick.
      In Clickbank you have to build a subscriber list by using paid advertising.
      All is taught in the training and it is far easier than most think it to be.
      I found it to really really be the way to fast track results in affiliate marketing.
      Cheers 🙂

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  • July 29, 2018 at 10:02 pm
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    Hi Cobus,

    Nice explanation of ClickBank as the platform. I had a look in there and they have so many niches in there to promote. Just have a question. When selecting a program how would you determine which one is good to promote? Basically, what are the indicators of the good high-quality program?

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    • July 29, 2018 at 10:38 pm
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      Thanks for your comment Eugen, appreciated.
      You’re asking a very valid question. Without proper step by step training, ClickBank may seem like a over supply of options.
      Selecting a niche is one of the detailed first lessons taught in ClickBank University. It is not a short tutorial that I can repeat here in the comment section. I suggest you dig into the training and find your answer first hand.
      Thanks for your interest in this.
      Cheers 🙂

      Reply
  • July 29, 2018 at 11:27 pm
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    Great overview of the ClickBank. It is a great place for both affiliates and vendors. Thanks for the useful tips. Cheers!

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    • July 30, 2018 at 8:21 am
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      Thanks for your comment Blanka, much appreciated.
      Thanks for confirming that ClickBank is a place of value.
      Cheers 🙂

      Reply

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