Introduction To Clickbank

Lesson 5: Payment Reliability

There are a lot of people who go in for Clickbank affiliate programs. This is because Clickbank commissions are always regular and always on time. Clickbank has the reputation of never being late in sending their checks to the many thousands of affiliate marketers since they first started.


Payment Reliability


Affiliate marketers who are looking for an automated way working from their home can take advantage of the affiliate programs offered by Clickbank. The biggest advantage being that registration as an affiliate is easy and free.
If you are a newbie in affiliate marketing, being able to earn by promoting someone else’s products can be confusing at first. With Clickbank, you will need to first register and then find a set of products to promote. Then you need to create a Hoplink after which start promoting the products.


When a customer sees the Hoplink and clicks on it, he or she is taken to the publisher’s website. If that customer buys a product, then you get your commission.


The commission you will get depends in the sales price of the product that you have sold and it is then credited to you in your account about two to three minutes after the sale is closed.


It should be worth noting that each and every Clickbank product has a commission rate. The commission rate is set by the product’s publisher or vendor and it can be anywhere from 1% to 75% of the selling price of the product. The maximum commission that you may be able to earn per product is $150.


Once a customer buys a product you have promoted, Clickbank takes care of the payment transactions, it then applies any charges on the sale and then your commission is calculated based on the net sale value.


In order for you to receive your first commission earnings, you need to fulfill two requirements. First, you need to reach your payment threshold which you yourself have set in your account settings. Second, you need to meet the requirements as under the Customer Distribution Requirement. If you meet both requirements, you can then start receiving your commission earnings.


After you have received two checks via ordinary mail from Clickbank, you become eligible for receiving a direct crediting of your earnings in your account via direct deposit.


One important thing you need to remember is that when a product is returned by a customer, or if the customer requests a refund, then you will not be able to get your commission. Clickbank returns the money to the customer so the portions of your earnings and the vendor’s earnings are returned as well. Clickbank uses a return allowance policy to cover situations involving refunds and returns.


In order to take full advantage of Clickbank’s payment reliability, you need to ensure that you promote your chosen products well. It all starts with your choice of products to promote.


After you have created your Clickbank account, you need to browse through the marketplace and look for products that you feel you can promote very well. You need to check the product’s gravity. Ideally, you should choose a product whose gravity is 50 or higher so that it has a high selling potential. However, this does not mean that you cannot choose a product that has less gravity if you truly believe that you can sell the product effectively.


After choosing a product, you now need to think about how to promote that product effectively. There are many ways you can do this. If you are a good writer, you can try article marketing. This means that you will write articles about the niche in which your product belongs to and submit it to article directories.


In the part where the directory asks for the author’s bio, you can include information about your product and a link which features your affiliate ID. Once a reader of that article clicks on the link, they will be taken to the product vendor’s landing page or your own site’s landing page.


In order to make sure that you take full advantage of all article writing has to offer, you will need to submit articles to more than one article directory in order to spread out your promotional efforts as wide as possible.


This last step will really be the main part of this article. Once you have an article ready to be published, you will want to get it as much publicity as possible. So in this order, submit to these sites. There are hundreds of article sites online that will accept your articles provided they are high-quality and are not plagiarized copies of other articles that have already been published by someone else.


You can also promote your product via social networking. You can create a page for your product and promote it to your friends and this makes the promotional effort visible to their friends and so on.


There are so many ways you can promote products online and you are free to try them and take full advantage of those methods. Remember that the more exposure a product gets, the higher the chance it will sell and once it sells, you earn a commission on the sales. The more sales you make, the more your earnings will be.


The largest digital marketplace that is Clickbank is an efficient machine that allows you to earn money by simply promoting someone else’s product. Although the job of promoting a product may mean you need to put in a lot of effort, it still means that you are selling an already existing product and need not worry about creating your own.


Also, becoming a Clickbank affiliate is affordable because you need not pay anything to become one. Clickbank offers you great earning potential by working from within the comforts of your own home selling an already made product using tools that are provided by the publishers and vendors themselves in most cases.


Clickbank also guarantees that you get the commission income that is due to you regularly and promptly so you can enjoy the fruits of your labors.

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