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5 Fail-Proof Steps To Make Money With Clickbank

written by Michael Chibuzor on November 9, 2012

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Enough of the noise, it’s time to make money with clickbank.

Before I share the five fail-proof steps with you, I want to point out that you can’t make money online by merely joining clickbank.

You can only make money when you select and promote one or multiple affiliate products from Clickbank.

A lot of people are overwhelmed when they visit this #1 affiliate network – they’ve questions that bug their minds every day. Keep reading for answers…

I’ve experimented with Clickbank, Paydotcom, AdSense, Highprofits, Commission Junction and several others.

CB happens to be the best in terms of commission they pay, and how easy you can get started immediately.

When you join commission junction or shareasale for instance, you’ll have to wait for approval from the vendors. But clickbank is not like that.

Without much ado, let me show you the 5 fail-proof steps to make money with clickbank.

You already know what I’m talking about – affiliate marketing. Once you get the basic knowledge, you can use it to earn extra income online. Enjoy and leave a comment below…

Step one: Choose a profitable niche

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I’d assume that you’re a member of clickbank. If you’re not, you need to register and it’s 100% free. After registering, you’ll gain instant access to the member area. There, you can add your payment information and view transactions.

Most people think that the only way to make money from clickbank is to promote “make money online products.”

Believe me; you’re not alone because I once walked in those false assumptions. The truth is, you can make more money in other niches, especially health and computer related if you drive targeted traffic.

And if you’re just starting out with clickbank affiliate marketing, I suggest you stay away from internet marketing offers – it’s difficult to convince target audience to buy such products.

Other profitable niches you can choose from are:

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Health & Fitness
  • Cooking, Food & Wine
  • Games
  • Computer & Internet
  • Languages
  • Software & Services

Step two: Choose a hot product

You can determine how hot a digital product is from its gravity. When a lot of affiliates are promoting a particular offer, it’s a sure sign that it’s converting well.

As a rule of thumb, always go for a high gravity. But there are other ways to know if a product can convert more sales.

Visit the salespage. Is it professionally written? What about the design, the e-cover, the graphics, the call to action, the text color, font and styling? Let’s assume that you’re a potential buyer, does the salespage prompt you to click “buy now” button?

If at first sight, you fell in love with the copy, you should promote such products. Everything online changes, but the way people buy products online and offline is always constant. So, choose a hot affiliate offer and run with it.

Step three: Build a squeeze page

A squeeze page is a website, but has one important focus – to capture email leads of potential buyers. Most people don’t even have a squeeze page, which is the #1 reason why they don’t earn a significant affiliate income.

If you’ve a blog, you might be more comfortable with a landing page. A landing page also has a sole objective of building your email list, but it educates first. You need a good autoresponder service for email marketing.

The truth you’ve to know when promoting Clickbank products is that “people buy from who they know, like and trust”. And to build such relationships where people can trust you, you need to capture email leads and follow up.

I recommend Aweber or Getresponse for your email list. If you’re not a web designer, you can find good squeeze page templates or use software to generate high converting squeeze pages.

Step four: Drive targeted traffic to your squeeze page

It doesn’t matter who you’re or what your business is about online, you need people who are interested in what you’re offering. In affiliate marketing, especially that of clickbank, what you need more than anything is targeted, real-time, desperate and willing buyers.

The importance of targeted traffic can’t be underestimated. If you’re promoting an acne product, the type of traffic you need would be different when you’re promoting acne scar product.

And the best way to drive targeted traffic to your squeeze page is through content marketing. Yes, knowing your prospects, their needs and how they respond to various content formats – is the key.

So, when you write an article that shows the top 7 ways to eliminate acne scars, the only people you’d attract to your squeeze page already have scars all over their body.

See, you don’t need people who are suffering from acne or skin rashes, but acne scar problem. In other words, they’ve succeeded in curing the acne. All they want right now is how to get rid of the scars.

Other proven ways you can drive targeted traffic to a squeeze page are:

  • Blogging
  • Video marketing
  • Guest posting
  • Forum marketing
  • Adswap strategy
  • Collaborating with a super affiliate
  • Pay per click advertising (PPC)

Step five: Follow up, educate and recommend an offer

The fifth stage has three important arms. Step 4 helps you to build your email list. Afterward, you’ll need to follow up with subscribers – by educating, entertaining and solving their problems.

Yes, you already know their problems, which caused them to subscribe to your list in the first place. “According to the Holy Bible, it’s the sick that needs the physician.”

In order words, people can only subscribe, click or buy a product if they have problems plaguing their lives. And they believe you’ve the right answers.

As an affiliate marketer, your primary role is not “selling.” You’re to stand in the gap between the product owner (vendor) and potential buyers.

Every step you take must be geared towards building a relationship – so that potential buyers can make buying decisions based on inner convictions, and not by trickery or hype. That is inbound marketing at its very best.

Don’t be too desperate to recommend an affiliate offer, build the relationship first. And it doesn’t have to take months. You can establish a strong connection with your subscribers within 7 days.

It all depends on what you do to help subscribers’ life better, and much more rewarding than you met them. But don’t forget to recommend a helpful affiliate product. If you fail to do that, you’ll still be broke – and that’s what you don’t want to experience.

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An affiliate marketer is like an agent. You’re neither the principal nor the buyer. When you write product reviews, blog posts and content for promoting your affiliate offer, make sure it can bring the buyers closer to their goals – not yours.

And don’t send a prospect to the salespage directly, no matter the temptation. Capture their email address and name (for personalization) first.

Encourage them to join your email list at all legit cost. “The money is in truly in the list,” once you build a strong relationship.

With clickbank, you can make a lot of money from digital buyers. Unlike Amazon shoppers who wants to buy nutribullet blender – which can only bring in 4% commission.

Are you a clickbank affiliate marketer? What is your experience so far? Please add your 2-cent in the comment below. Your success is certain!

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