How To Promote Clickbank Products

Clickbank homepageWhen it comes to making money online, one of the places that is recommended for affiliates now starting out is Clickbank.

Clickbank is an affiliate network where you can find information products and services that you can promote and earn up to 75% commissions.

The reason why Clickbank is recommended is because it is very easy to get started – just fill out the form and you can start promoting within minutes. However, it is not as simple as grabbing your affiliate link and posting it everywhere online, a typical newbie mistake.

Where To Start

There are lots of different ways you could go about promoting Clickbank products from posting ads in magazines to posting a link in your forum signature.

Results may vary depending on your choice of promotion and even the product that you chose to promote.

No matter how you chose to promote your product, you still need to get a couple of things right before you can even grab your affiliate link. This is something that held me back in the beginning because I didn’t understand until a bit later.

The first key to promoting Clickbank product is either (or both) of the two points below.

  1. picking the right product
  2. picking the right niche

A common mistake first time Clickbank affiliates make is to chose a product that looks good to them (probably one they think will make a lot of money) and they try to promote it. Inevitably, they’ll check their account and stare at the zeros, then they’ll go to Google and type in “how to promote Clickbank products”.

The first thing you should do though is to find a niche market (group of people who the product is for) or find a product then try to figure out who it is for.

Finding the perfect niche could be about what you’re interested in personally, one of your hobbies or something you’ve had experience with.

moneyfishingMaybe you’re passionate about fishing – in this case you could promote Clickbank products in this category because of your knowledge about this niche market. If you chose a fishing product instead with no knowledge of the niche, you’ll have a tougher time promoting the product.

Whether you chose the niche first or the product, your next step would be to do the proper niche research.

Get To Know Your Niche

This is a key part of promoting products on Clickbank. If you decide to skip this important step, you would run into all types of problems with your promotion.

Someone who has a passion for the niche they’re promoting already has some type of knowledge they could use. If you decided to choose a product where you don’t have much experience with the niche, then this is even more important.

You can go about getting to know your niche by finding relevant forums (like fishing forums using our example) and seeing what people are talking about. You can get content ideas, keyword ideas and even ideas about other things to promote. Most importantly, you’ll grow your knowledge of the niche so that you can write about topics without sounding ignorant.

Promoting Clickbank Products with a Website

The preparation techniques above are very important  to promoting Clickbank products – do not skip them.

For the actual promotion, you’ll need some type of website or a place where you can create content. This can either be a free website or a hosted website where you buy a domain name (www.mysite.com).

I recommend buying a domain name for this though (but you can still use a free website if you want to test things out first).

Your first step is to buy a domain name that is relevant to the niche you’re promoting. Continuing with our example, you can buy a domain name like:

  • FishingWithJay.com

After buying your domain you’ll need to get hosting and install WordPress ( you can get free web hosting and free websites at Wealthy Affiliate).

Once you’ve set up your site, you can then write your site’s content which should comprise:

  • Main pages (home, contact, about me, etc)
  • various articles targeting your niche
  • a page dedicated to the product you’re promoting – can be a review of the product
  • a page comparing your main product to at least 2 similar products (optional)
  • dedicated pages for those products (optional)

You will then promote your site, especially your product review page, with various methods of promotion. You can continue to add articles to your site in the form of a blog. Each post should attract more and more people who will be interested in the Clickbank product which should get you consistent sales.

Because you now have a hub for your niche, you’ll now be able to add more relevant products from Clickbank and other affiliate networks that are useful to your readers.

Promote Your Site

So you have your site set up but you’re not done yet. You should then have a plan to promote your website in order to maximize views. This can mean more sales for you.

Here are a few ways you can go about promoting your website:

  • Write articles (link to applicable pages, ideally the product review or comparison page)
  • Add your site to your signature on forums where you participate
  • Set up a Facebook page for your site
  • Make other social media profiles (Pinterest, Twitter etc) and participate
  • Do Youtube videos and like either directly to the Clickbank product or to your reviews. Embed these videos in your site

Each day you should be maintaining your site and adding new content. This can help you to become an authority figure in your niche which can only lead to more sales and opportunities

This is just an outline of a method that works for promoting Clickbank products. You can get free step by step affiliate training at Wealthy Affiliate if you’d really like to become a better affiliate marketer.

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Comments

  1. I have been trying so hard to promote my clickbank affiliate products on facebook and my website but I am not getting sales. What’s the best way to promote my clickbank affiliate products?

    • I checked out your website. I’m not sure if targeting freebie seekers is going to get you any sales. People are looking for free recipes might not want to buy a guide on recipes. I’m just not sure but that’s the logic.

      The best way to promote Clickbank products is to identify your the problem is in your niche, find the keywords that they’re searching for and create content that helps them get rid of this problem. Their solution would be the affiliate product.

    • Sure Ainudin. You can use Weebly to build a website so you can just put the content on your website hosted at Weebly. Hosting has little to do with marketing Clickbank products.

      Obviously you need a web host with minimal downtime but that’s it. I think Weebly does a good job with this but they’re more of a website builder with their own hosting platform than they are web hosts.

  2. Can I promote clickbank product by google adword ? I created a clickbank account and I created a good landing page and I also created a auto responder to give a gift like a PDF file for free who are not instant interested with my current clickbank offer . All that I made to promote clickbank product on google adword by paid campaign . But problem is they terminated my clickbank account yesterday. I tried to contact by phone contact but the result is currently they have not available any affiliate support . I send email to clickbank but they are not responding me. So what can I do . And why the terminated my account ? If possible please help me Mr. Jay Gumbs. If you want to see my landing page i will show you my friend .

    • You can promote Clickbank products using Google Adwords but you definitely have to do a landing page. However, the website that the landing page is one needs to be relevant to the product that you’re promoting and it also needs to have great supplementary content (just like what I talk about in this article right here). Google does not just want to see a “gateway page” meaning a page that is only designed to be a midway step between a Google visitor and the product you’re promoting.

      About the Clickbank termination, I would say you probably did something that is against their terms. Did you spam anyone using your autoresponder? Maybe you got reported for that or some other violation. Without knowing how you were promoting Clickbank products, I can’t say for sure but if you’re honest with yourself you probably have at least a nagging idea of what you might have done to get your account terminated.

      Anyway, don’t let being terminated stop you from making money online. There are lots of other alternatives to Clickbank that you can affiliate with. Just make sure to read the terms of service/rules and try not to violate them.

      • Jay Gumbs my friend thanks to you for your excellent information. Your discussion is supper . The article is so much helpful for me. If you would like to visit my landing page. please. I am glade-full to you if you visit my landing page and show me that wrong was . If you have time please .

        • Well, there are a couple of things that stand out. First of all, people don’t want a free e-book – they want to get abs or lose weight. You need a better headline than the one you’re using that appeals to what people want.

          There are a few spelling errors. I understand that English may not be your first language so what I suggest is that you get someone to look it over for you so that they can point out errors.

          The third thing that I’m concerned about is whether or not you got permission from Mike Geary to give away that ebook? If not then that might be why Clickbank terminated you but I’m hoping that this isn’t the reason.

          Lastly, it looks as though this is the ONLY page on your website. That isn’t good if you’re using Google Adwords. Check the Adwords guidelines again and you’ll see that they need a little more than a one paged website for you to succeed. One question I also have is whether the content on your landing page is actually yours? It looks like it might be copied from one of Mike Geary’s sites. You need to create your own content for affiliate marketing to work out for you.

  3. How I promote my click bank is solo ads and craiglist and twitter messager. I just started using click bank any more ideas that I can use as tools to promote my affiliate?

  4. I work for 3 months Clickbank and i promote on Tribaladnetwork.com. I get a good ROI.For $300 invested in advertising i earn $500 profit.

    • Good job. The above method isn’t the only one that works. You can buy traffic also – that’s a good strategy as well but not one that works for the long term.

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