Clickbank is the largest affiliate network online. You can literally choose from thousands of products to sell and promote, and it’s free to become an affiliate. But, is is that simple to set up an affiliate marketing on Clickbank account and actually earn money? Yes and no. Let’s go through what successful affiliates take into account as well.
Account Setup: Choose Your Niche
Setting up a Clickbank account is free. Just visit the site, fill out your personal information, set up a payment account (Paypal or bank account), and you’re good to go, right? Not really. You need to find a niche. For example, if you already have a website and following online, that’s great. Choose those products. If, however, you’re new online, and plan on building a following, where will they come from? Are you a blogger that plans on setting up an e-commerce site selling clothing?
To select the right niche you must
- Know your audience’s needs
- Choose the right products (only promote products you would actually buy)
- Know your interests
- Ask yourself “would people spend money on this?”
These are a few questions to help get you started in choosing the right Clickbank products to sell.
Build a Platform
Your platform is your website, your social media accounts, and any online presence you have including a blog. In order to succeed with affiliate marketing on Clickbank, you’ll have to promote the affiliate products you’re selling through all of these sites. Once you choose your affiliate products, you’re provided with an affiliate link. This is what you’ll add to your website, blog, social media, to share with your followers/niche. From there, they’ll use that link to purchase the product. And, for each purchase made using your link, you earn a commission.
Sounds easy, right? It is, if you have a following in place. So, once you’re platforms are set, you have a steady visitor base, and you’re engaging with your audience regularly, you’re close to the point of promoting.
Grow your Audience Base
Building off the last point, you’re going to use your platform to grow your audience base. If you’re a successful blogger, share your blogs (with your affiliate link) on social media. Share, like, ask influencers to retweet your posts. You might also choose to guest blog. Yes, this is writing content for free, for another site. But, it will help you gain exposure. It is going to result in more people reading your content, and seeing your affiliate link. That’s the purpose, to share your link with more people.
With a steady audience, you need to promote. You’ll want to
- Share the actual products you’re selling
- Discuss these items in-depth, let your audience know you’re an actual user
- Discuss the good/bad features of the product
The more important aspect here is to be honest. Remember, this is your audience, and you don’t want to alienate them by selling them low quality items they don’t need (remember, that’s why you chose a niche and picked products you would actually use). So, don’t veer them the wrong way. Promote on social media, your blog, your website, and share your affiliate link through as many avenues as you can online.
In order to earn through affiliate marketing on Clickbank, you need to share. You need to have people use your affiliate link to purchase. These are some things you’ll want to do to get started, to grow your presence, and eventually start earning commissions through your online sales link.