Clickbank is deemed to be the leading site for selling digital products. There are more than 12,000 publishers or vendors that sell different products on the site and there are about 100,000 affiliate marketers that are registered with the site.
If you are interested in making income while being within the comforts of your own home, Clickbank may be the perfect thing for you. You can earn money either by selling digital products that you have created (like e-books, videos or software), or by becoming an affiliate and promote products that other people have created.
Publisher or Vendor
Getting started on Clickbank is simple. All you need to do is follow these steps and you are well on your way to becoming an internet entrepreneur.
Go to the Clickbank site and register for an account. Registering is free and there are no joining fees.
Take a moment and think about how you would like to earn money. Would you find it better and more suitable to create a product like an e-book and sell it? Or would you rather just promote a product that was made by someone else? The choice is all yours.
If you decide to be a vendor or publisher, you will need to create your product. Make sure that the product you create is unique and creates value for a person who may buy it. The best way to find out if it is any good is to think as a customer, look closely and honestly at your product and ask “what’s in it for me if I buy this?” If the pluses (advantages of using the product) outweigh the minuses (expense of buying the product), then you are on the right track.
Once you have your unique and high-quality product, you need to design your sales page. Include a picture or graphic of your product to make the page more exciting and interesting. Write a great sales pitch about what the product can offer people who will buy it. Have testimonials by real people. Make a “thank you” page too.
Complete a form on Clickbank and submit it for approval. Once Clickbank approves your product, log in to your account and pay a small investment of $49.95 as activation charges. Once your payment has been processed, you can begin selling your products.
Make use of the affiliate marketers by writing an email requesting that your product is listed in the Clickbank marketplace. Specify the category you would like to have your product classified as.
Once your product is listed in the marketplace, affiliate marketers can now help promote your product for you so that you can sell more of them and earn good money.
If you would rather promote a product that has been created by someone else, here are the steps on how you can get started.
Log in to your Clickbank account. Go to the marketplace and browse through the products that are listed there.
Choose a product that you feel you would be able to promote effectively. When choosing a product you need to make sure that you opt for one that has a gravity of about 50% or higher. Gravity refers to the potential of the product to sell. The higher the gravity, the higher the potential of that product is. However, this does not mean that products of lower gravity percentages are useless. If you find a product that you believe is of good quality and of value to customers, you can always choose that product and promote it.
Once you have chosen a product, under that product, there is an option that says “create uplink.” Type your account nickname on the field provided and click the “create hop link” button. Copy and paste the hotlink onto a notepad or any other word processing software and save onto your PC. This will help you in your efforts to promote the product.
Hoplinks are links that take the customer, once they click the link, to the start page of the vendor.
The next step is using your hop link. You can now use your uplink and incorporate it into your blog, or website. Or you can promote it by writing articles and submitting them to article directories, using pay-per-click and much more. If you have a website or blog, you can incorporate the uplink into your pages or blog entries.
Whenever a customer clicks the uplink that customer is taken to the sales page of the publisher where a sale will, hopefully, be made and you will earn your commission.
Whether you are an affiliate or a publisher, you need to make sure that your product is something unique. Another important thing is to choose a product that is not in a category where there are already hundreds or thousands of other competing products. Creating or promoting something that has to compete with so many other products in the same category may mean you will have a tougher time getting sales.
Also, worth noting is that you need to be patient. Do not give up if your attempt at selling does not produce instant results. Instead, take the time to learn where the problem lies because it will help you improve. Being involved with Clickbank is a business and like any business, it needs time to grow and develop.
Keep focusing your efforts on selling your product. Be confident and learn from your experiences. Success does not come overnight. It takes a lot of effort. Look closely at your product. If you are an affiliate and you feel that you have tried your very best but things are not working out, try choosing another product and see if that helps.
If you are a vendor and your product does not sell but you truly believe in it, maybe your start page needs more work. Write a better sales pitch. Include a video testimonial. Upload a more attractive product photo. Offer your affiliates a better deal. Maybe they are not attracted to your product because the commission you offer is not at par with others within the same category.
Clickbank can provide you with countless opportunities to earn money provided you use it effectively and invest time and effort.