So you’ve come across the site Clicksure and noticed that there’s an opportunity there for you to make money.
But how do you actually make money with Clicksure? This is a question that you’re no doubt asking yourself.
There are actually two ways for you to make money with Clicksure. I’ll cover them in this article and I’ll also tell you why you should probably skip Clicksure altogether and use the other alternatives available.
Making Money with Clicksure
Making money with Clicksure is very similar to making money with Clickbank. Clicksure and Clickbank are two affiliate networks that operate in pretty much the same way.
You can sign up to both as either a merchant meaning that you have a digital product or service for sale or you can sign up as an affiliate marketer to promote merchants for a percentage of every sale. These are the two options you have for making money with Clicksure.
More than likely, you’re probably looking to earn money as an affiliate marketer because you don’t have a product of your own. This site deals with affiliate marketing so I’ll focus more on that in this article.
How Affiliate Marketing with Clicksure Works
If you’re going to make money with Clicksure, you’ll need to first know how affiliate marketing works. Below you will see a simplified diagram of the process.
The first step says that you add the link to your website. If you don’t have a website as yet, don’t worry because getting one isn’t as hard as it may seem. You can usually start for very little investment and I can even recommend a place where you can get one for free.
To make money with Clicksure and affiliate marketing, the first thing you do is to click the “Affiliates” link on Clicksure and click the “Get Started” button. There is no fee to join Clicksure or any network as an affiliate.
You then set up your Clicksure account by entering some personal details so that you can get paid. When your account setup is complete, you can then begin the earning process by selecting merchants to promote.
The Earning Process
To earn money promoting Clicksure merchants, you’ll need a good knowledge of affiliate marketing and how to advertise online with a website. You won’t become an expert overnight from reading just one webpage but I’ll just give you a quick overview of how everything works.
You can either research each of the steps below by searching on Google and Youtube for tutorials or you can get structured step by step training by creating a free account at Wealthy Affiliate, a site where I learned how to make enough money to quit my day job.
Ok so here’s how it works.
Step One: Find a product to Promote
The first thing you need to do is to find a product to promote. You can browse the Clicksure marketplace to find something or you can join a list like JVNotifyPro where they announce new launches. Most of the products you’ll find at Clicksure caters for the “make money online” niche but there are other products as well.
Step Two: Setting Up a Blog or Web page
After you’ve found something to promote, you’ll need to get the word out so that you can send people to the merchant and hopefully earn commissions after those people buy.
One of the best ways to do this is to set up a blog or webpage and write content that relates to the product. Kinda like what I’m doing here with this blog. Writing reviews of the product works very well and if you can get the keyword (“product name + review”) at the top of the Google search engine, then you have the potential to earn a lot of money without spending anything on promotion.
Once you own your own website, you can also promote other programs and make money for months and years to come.
Setting up a blog or website is very simple. You’ll need to get a domain name (less than $10/year) and you’ll also need to get web hosting (about $7/month). The other option is to set up a free website which you can do to get a hang of the process.
Either option involves installing WordPress, which may sound intimidating at first but once you have web hosting it’s just a matter of clicking a couple of buttons and your site is built for you by the software. You’ll need to choose a design to make your site look unique and you’re ready to go. It’s that simple.
Step 3: Target Relevant Keywords
This step is part of a process called SEO or search engine optimization. You choose a keyword that you think people will be searching for to find the product you’re promoting and you write an article about it.
For example, if you’re promoting a product called “The Clicksure Profit System” (I made that up), then you can be sure that people are going to search for things like “clicksure profit system review” or “does the clicksure profit system work” or “can i make money with clicksure profit system”.
All you need to do is pick one of these keywords (or all of them), write an article about it and post it to your site. You’ll name your article after your keyword and Google will pick it up and post it to their search engine. If you write a great article, you may even find that you’re #1 for the keyword. This means you’ll get more visitors and more sales for your effort.
What I’ve outlined above is basically how promoting stuff online with a website works. It doesn’t matter if you’re using Clicksure or Clickbank or any other affiliate program.
Warning about Clicksure
Although you can make money from Clicksure and I’ve outlined the process for you, I would recommend going with an alternative like Clickbank.
The reason I say this is because Clicksure has gotten a bad reputation among affiliate marketers for having a lot of scam or low quality products in their marketplace.
Promoting such products can give you a bad reputation as well and it can also lead to high refund rates so even if you do make money initially, you’ll probably find that they get refunded and you end up with very little.
I’ve written about this before as one of my reasons why people should stay away from a certain product on the Clicksure marketplace and sure enough that product turned out to be pretty much worthless.
There are also lots of discussions online from affiliates about their experience with Clicksure and they all painted a not so pretty picture about the affiliate network.
In any case, you can make money with Clicksure but there are other more reputable networks available with much better products.