You have probably heard about Clickbank, but do you know enough to start with Clickbank affiliate marketing? Read more here, and you will be ready to become a Clickbank Affiliate.
What is Clickbank and why should I use it?
Clickbank is a retailer of information products that process payments worldwide. What makes them so popular is that they give information product owners an easy way to collect payment securely. Also, they have a well-known affiliate system. So the product owner's can offer a commission privately or publicly on Clickbank. This way they can sell their info product securely by a well-known retailer. And they can scale their business and make more money through affiliates. A win-win for both affiliates, Clickbank, and product owners.
Clickbank have offers in most categories so you can pick and choose between offers that you believe in and fit your niches. They have an easy system to find products you can promote that is popular, and it's easy to start with. You don't need to be approved like many other affiliate networks.
How to find your niche on Clickbank
So you probably want to see what you can promote on Clickbank. First, you need to go to Clickbank and click on the Affiliate marketing Marketplace tab at the top of their page.
Then you want to read the categories, is it something that interests you there? Is it something you know about or something you want to know more about? Click on the drop-down menus, is it something there that you want to write about? Click on the different categories and subcategories. Familiarize yourself with all the categories and browse around.
The most used niches online are:
The most significant niches online are:
- Online marketing
- Health & Fitness
- Back problems
- weight loss
- Relationship niches like
- How to get your ex back.
- How to please your man/woman.
- How to save your relationship.
There is more out there, but this should not be an extensive list, just some to get you going.
Is the niche big enough?
Now you need to confirm that the niche you have chosen is big enough. I usually do the checks below to both prove it and be able to get a fast start.
You want 5 or more products to promote
You need to have some products to promote. The perfect number in my experience is 5, why 5? This usually shows that the niche is lucrative enough and big enough for you to write about and make some money. If you find only one product and the visitor didn't like it, then you don't have any more to promote. Maybe your visitor didn't want the first one, but loved the third offer?
You can also find other affiliate offers on other affiliate networks or stand-alone programs. If you want to write about a niche, do a google search to find more affiliate offers. To write about something you love, but with less affiliate offers is better than writing about something you don't enjoy.
Do you have enough content ideas to write about?
If you are doing a website, you should brainstorm 20-30 topics you can write about. If you know the niche, what do you think others will be interested to know? If you are new to the niche, what do you wonder about the niche? Write down some topics and ask yourself that is this enough for a website? Remember each post need to be at least 1000-1500 words long if you are planning to do SEO.
If you want to start a youtube channel, can you have a 5-15 min long talk or presentation about 20-30 topics?
And remember that the topics should be helping the visitors.
How to pick the correct product to promote
Now I'm going to show you how to find products on Clickbank to promote. The most important factor is the gravity score.
The gravity score
The most important thing is to check if the product sells today. Clickbank is full of affiliate offers that is both old or bad. Great products in the past will often get old and not sell anymore. So you need to check if it sells. To do that you see the gravity score. It should be above 15 and preferably above 20.
What is gravity you may ask? Gravity is a score that is given to each product that indicates how many affiliates have earned a commission on that product. This is calculated for the last 12 weeks, and a recent sale was given a higher value than one 12 weeks ago. The gravity score is weighted and calculated based on an algorithm that is unknown for people outside Clickbank.
The sales page
Go to their sales page and see if it have the requirements below:
- Do the sales page looks professional?
- And do it look legitimate?
- Will it fit in your chosen niche?
- Is this page something you want to send your visitors to?
The last requirement is the most important one. You don't want to send people to an illegitimate offer, so your visitor loses the trust in you and doesn't listen to you anymore.
What can Google tell you about the product?
Google is a significant source of information. Google the product and see what you can find about it. Most likely you can find a lot of information that will tell you if this product is a good product but remember one thing. If it seems like a bad product, you can still write about it, but don't let it be the first product you write about. And don't promote it as a good product if you think its a bad one. Be honest and helpful!
If it seems like a good product and something that you want to promote, go to the next step.
The product seems reasonable, but do you need to buy it?
This is a difficult question. I like to test the product before I promote it. I have checked all of the products I have written about. If I have not tested the product, I have researched the product, and I have also written I have not tested it. Sometimes I understand what the course or product is about, maybe because I recognize it as similar to something else I have bought.
Occasionally other reviews can tell you all you need to know, but be sure to read several reviews. You don't want to write a review that is based on another review that is based on other reviews…Do your own research and add something new to your visitors. That is my advice.
Summary of niche and product selection
I want to make a little summary of what you should watch for.
- Find a niche that you are interested in or want to know more about
- Is the niche big enough? Can you write 20-30 articles about the topic?
- Find at least 5 products that have:
- Gravity score above 15
- A professional sales page
- Looks legit
- Google the product and see what others write about it
- Do the product fit in your chosen niche?
- Do you think this product will help your readers?
- Do you want to promote it?
How to promote the Clickbank product
There is several ways to promote products from Clickbank, and I will go through the most common methods.
Promote by using a website and SEO
You can use a website. Start a site and write about different topics. If you are unsure about how to start a website, you can read this guide. Write 20-30 articles related to the niche.
Write 10 articles that are "how to" articles that answer some specific questions that a new reader can have. This articles should answer a question a reader will type in google.
Write another 10 very shareable articles. Articles like "12 things you didn't know about [your niche]". This types of materials should be targeted for sharing on social media.
Then you can write another 5-10 articles that answer a broader topic and is almost like a guide. People love guides and will rank for multiple keywords people search for.
Promote Clickbank products on Youtube
Youtube videos are an excellent source of traffic, and you can promote products there. Start a youtube channel with a name related to your niche. Do some videos where you talk about problems in your niche and then give them the solution that is the product you are promoting. Or you can ask them to read more on your website to get more traffic to your site. You can read more about doing affiliate marketing on youtube here.
Promote with paid advertising
Paid promotions at google, bing or Facebook can be lucrative, but you need to test it before you can be sure it works. Make an advertising account to Facebook, google or bing and make ads for the product and promote it to people that are hopefully interested. Send them to a bridge page where you write about the product, why they need it, what it solves and why they should buy it through your affiliate link. Its highly advised that you collect email addresses on that site so you can promote more products to them.
Probably the best thing is to give away something for free that people in that niche will love to receive. Give them a mini-course, an ebook or other information that people in your niche will like to have. To obtain it they need to sign up to your email list, and then you can promote the products. The best software to use for this is ClickFunnels. You can read my review here.
If you want to know more about how you can use ClickFunnels, you can read my post on how to use ClickFunnels to promote Clickbank products.
Clickbank is one of the biggest affiliate networks with a lot of products for you to promote. You need to know what to look for and how to use Clickbank as an affiliate network. I hope you have received most of your questions here.
Also important to remember that the more popular a niche is, the more people are trying to earn money in it. This means that you need to work harder to get people to your affiliate offer.
CB Passive Income is a course that teaches you how to do affiliate marketing with Clickbank. You can read more about it here:
Have you tried Clickbank or want to start promoting Clickbank products? Comment below what your experience or questions.