One of the key questions that new affiliate marketers ask is how to make money from ClickBank. I hear this question a lot – a lot. If you have already signed up with ClickBank (CB) and know how to get started, you’ll know it is a competitive marketplace.
Before I jump to the exact techniques on how to make money with ClickBank, I want to clear one thing. Making money isn’t straightforward. It isn’t easy. If earning money was so easy and all it takes was a few clicks every single day, everyone will become Bill Gates and nobody will ever remain poor.
Whether you want to make money with CB, Amazon Associates, CJ, or any other affiliate network, be sure of one thing – there aren’t any free lunches.
You need the right attitude, resources (especially time), commitment, dedication, consistency, and patience if you want to see your ClickBank dashboard look like this:
How to Make Money with ClickBank
There are several proven techniques and methods to make money with ClickBank. Some ways are easier while others are more complicated. Similarly, there are methods that are absolutely free while you’ll need to invest money for others. The list below covers the best methods to make money with ClickBank:
1. YouTube Video Review
Product review videos on YouTube are the most watched videos on the platform. Creating a product review, uploading the video on your YouTube channel, and optimizing video are the three main tasks that you have to do to earn money from ClickBank products.
Here is an example of how to promote an affiliate link in a YouTube video description:
Creating a video isn’t a big task. You don’t have to buy professional equipment (such as a mic, camera, or editing software) rather use your smartphone camera or laptop camera to get started. Viewers are more interested in content than video quality.
Focus on content.
Use these steps to create an amazing product video and generate CB sales:
- Identify the right product from the ClickBank marketplace. Check out this post on how to find the right products
- Buy your target affiliate product. This is the only way to create a high-converting product review. You must use the product to guide viewers and appear credible
- Record your video. Show product in the video so viewers know you have access to the product and aren’t just recording a review to promote a product
- Clearly tell viewers if you recommended the product or not. If you don’t recommend it, provide an alternative better product
- Add your affiliate link in the video description. Tell viewers in the video that they should click the link in the description to buy the product from your affiliate link.
2. Create a Blog
This is my favorite method to make money with ClickBank because it helps you build your business and a passive income stream without relying on any third-party. Using third-parties such as YouTube, Facebook, micro-blogging platforms, etc. is a risky move.
Imagine if YouTube terminates your account for a policy violation. You’ll lose all your review videos, subscribers, and your affiliate commission will get to zero overnight.
This doesn’t happen with your blog. You own it and you are free to use it the way you like. Importantly, you don’t have to follow someone’s rules.
There is, however, a downside. It takes years of hard work and dedication to growing your blog. People are reluctant to buy from a blog that they’re seeing for the first time as compared to seeing a YouTube product review.
If you are serious about affiliate marketing and want to earn passive income, create your blog. Here is how to do it:
- Buy a domain name and hosting plan from a reliable hosting company
- Install WordPress
- Install a blogging theme based on your niche and the basic WordPress plugins
- Create and publish high-quality content.
Here is a ClickBank blogging case study from Warren Wheeler who uses a smart tactic to generate ClickBank sales. He earned $39K+ in 8 months from his ClickBank affiliate blog:
He sends traffic to his coupon site from his affiliate blog and then diverts the traffic to the ClickBank sales page. You can replicate his strategy in your niche and make a lot of money from your affiliate blog.
3. Social Media
Social media is everywhere. Half of the world’s total population is using social media making it an ideal place to promote your affiliate products. You can add your affiliate links freely in your posts, here is an example:
Instagram is the best social media platform for promoting affiliate products as it is the most important channel for influencer and affiliate marketing:
You need to identify a niche, select an appropriate social media channel, create a powerful profile, develop your content strategy, engage with your target audience, and promote affiliate links. Follow this 6-step social media strategy to get started like a pro.
You need to grow your followers (both quantity and quality), engage with them, and publish quality content regularly on the social media platform of your choice. The idea isn’t to spam your followers with affiliate products rather be authentic and problem-solver.
For instance, you can choose to add an affiliate link to your social post once per week. All the other posts must be informative and interesting. Try solving the problem of your audience and recommend the most suitable affiliate product that can help them solve their problem.
These three are the proven ways on how to make money with ClickBank. Pick one method and master it instead of starting all three together.
When promoting ClickBank products, it is important to have an affiliate disclosure statement that tells your audience you are promoting an affiliate product and that you’ll get a commission from the seller. In most cases, simply mentioning ‘affiliate link’ is enough. If you have a blog, you don’t have to have a disclosure statement on every page. Use a standard statement like this:
This is essential as FTC wants that your audience must understand your relationship with the company whose products you recommend. An affiliate disclosure will save you from legal issues and improve your credibility.
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