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How To Really Make Money with Clickbank

written by John Chow on March 15, 2010

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The following is the business model I use to make thousands of dollars every week with Clickbank. This is going to be long and detail post (over 2,300 words). I encourage you to read though the whole thing because this model works and has been proven over and over by myself and other affiliate marketers. While this model shows how to make money with Clickbank, the model can be applied to any other affiliate network or product (even a blog). I just happen to like Clickbank because information is one of the easiest products to promote and sell on the Internet.

Hit And Run Marketing Doesn’t Work

Most new affiliate marketers getting into the business do what I call hit and run affiliate marketing. It’s the model they’re all familiar with because it’s the one they hear about the most. The hit and run marketing steps goes something like this.

  1. Select a Clickbank (or any affiliate) product to promote
  2. Send traffic to the landing page with PPC/PPV
  3. PROFIT!

I’m sure you’ve all heard stories of affiliate marketers spending $10K a day to make $20K? It sounds great doesn’t it? The only problem is there are not many affiliate marketers who can do that. Also, those who are making a profit using the hit and run model are leaving a ton of money on the table.

Spending money on advertising to get one customer that you will never see again is one of the dumbest business move you can make. That’s like Best Buy spending $50K on a front page ad on the Wall Street Journal to have those customers buy one item and then never visit the store again. They’re go under in less than six months if that’s the case!

Another problem with the hit and run model is it’s not very stable. You have to keep spending money on advertising or the sales stop. You risk the chance of Google slapping your landing page because of a low quality score, you may run out of money tweaking the ads/keywords/landing pages, competition can drive up bids to the point where you can’t make a profit, the advertiser may pull the offer, etc.

Real Businesses Are Built On Repeat Customers

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Too many people think of Internet marketing as a game. It’s not. It’s a real business and real businesses are built on repeat customers. A restaurant can’t survive with first time customers only. The Apple Store, or any retail store, would go under in a few months if their customers visit the store once and never visit again.

If someone buys one Apple product, then he is likely to buy another product from Apple. The same thing holds true for affiliate marketing. If someone buys a Clickbank product from you, he is likely to buy another one. But that will never happen if all you do is hit and run marketing because you’ll never see that person again.

Repeat business is the key. It’s a lot easier and cheaper to market to a repeat customer than it is to acquire a new one. In fact, the average business spend seven times more in marketing cost to get a new customer than it does to keep an existing one. When you’re doing hit and run affiliate marketing, what you are in fact doing is spending that 7X more money to acquire a customer for SOMEONE ELSE! Can you see now why most hit and run affiliate marketers don’t make money?

A Clickbank Affiliate Model That Works

My Clickbank business model is more complex than the hit and run model. It will require more work on your part but unlike the the hit and run model, you will make way more money with it. Here are the steps.

  1. Choose a series of Clickbank products in the same niche to promote
  2. Create a free eBook about the niche to give away
  3. Create a squeeze page offering the free ebook
  4. Send traffic to the squeeze page
  5. Capture the lead coming to the squeeze page
  6. Deploy email auto responders with the Clickbank products
  7. Watch the money rack up in your Clickbank account

The main difference between my model and the hit and run model is I’m building a customer base. Instead of sending leads directly to the Clickbank landing page to buy the product and never see them again, I send them to my squeeze page to capture their emails so I can market products to them for weeks, months and years to come. This is a far more powerful marketing method.

The Money Is In The List

I’ve said many times before that the money is in the list but it bears repeating. The money really is in the list. Look at all the really big affiliate marketers. Guys like Frank Kern, John Reese, Shoemoney, etc. They all have huge mailing lists. And because they have huge lists, they don’t have to spend hundreds of thousands per month on advertising. John Reese refers to his list as his ATM. He just goes to it whenever he needs to make a withdraw.

When Shoe launched Shoemoney System on Clickbank, he built a prelaunch list of over 100,000 names. While Shoe did well with his system, that list he built is worth an extra $1 million a year in additional revenue because he’ll be able to use the list to promote other related products.

If you want to become a big Clickbank affiliate marketer (or blogger), you absolutely need an email list. That is your customer base. Without one, you’ll just be another hit and run affiliate marketer working for peanuts. Stop building other people’s customer base and start building your own.

Step 1 – Choose a Series of Clickbank Products

Clickbank Marketplace

The first step to making money from Clickbank is to decide on the niche you want to target. Ideally, the niche should be a niche that you have a knowledge of and a passion for. If that’s not the case, then you can still make money with it but you wouldn’t have as much fun and to me, having fun is even more important than making the money.

The Clickbank Marketplace list thousands of products for you to promote. You can sort search results based on commission, sales, popularity and a bunch of other criteria. I like to get a copy of the product before deciding on whether to promote it. You can either email the advertiser for a copy or buy it from them and then refund it if you don’t want to promote it. All Clickbank products are covered by a 60 day money back policy.

Step 2 – Create a Free eBook

The best way to make people give you their email address is to offer them something they find valuable for free. This is where the eBook comes in. You can write it yourself or hire Michael Kwan to write it. If you’re really cheap, you can use a PLR eBook. They’re just like PLR articles but in eBook size. Personally, I recommend you write it yourself or hire out the writing. The quality of PLR leaves a lot to be desired.

The free eBook doesn’t have to be very big, 20 to 60 pages should do, but it does need to cover the same niche as the Clickbank products you plan to promote. This is why I said you should have a knowledge of the niche you plan to deal in.

Step 3 – Create a Squeeze Page To Promote The eBook

Affiliate Marketing 101

A squeeze page is a special kind of landing page that is created solely to act as an opt in for information – primarily email addresses – from potential subscribers. When people visit my blog, I want them to subscribe to my email list. However, because there is so much to see and read, the number of sign ups isn’t as high as it could be. By creating a separate squeeze page, the email sign up rate can skyrocket. While I can capture maybe 5% of people visiting my blog, I have seen squeeze pages with conversion rate has high as 60%!

The above screen shot is the squeeze page Jonathan Volk used to capture emails. By offering his Affiliate Marketing 101 guide for free, Jonathan was able to get 50% of the people visiting that page to opt into his email list.

The easiest way to create a squeeze page is with Squeeze Theme by Unique Blog Designs. Squeeze Theme is powered by WordPress and will allow you to create custom squeeze pages in minutes. Jonathan and I both use Squeeze Theme to create all our squeeze pages.

To use Squeeze Theme, all you need to do is choose the theme you want to run, add the text, photo or video, your Aweber email codes and let Squeeze Theme do the rest. Before Squeeze Theme came along, I had a designer do all my squeeze pages. Now, Squeeze Theme does it for me in just a few minutes.

Step 4 – Send Traffic To The Squeeze Page

Once the squeeze page has been created, you need to send traffic to it. The quickest way to do that is to use pay per click or pay per view advertising. However, that’s also the most expensive way. There are tons of lower cost or free methods for traffic generation. A little creatively can go a long way.

Try to think outside the box when it comes to traffic building. Look at what Jonathan did for his eBook. Instead of using PPC to send traffic to his squeeze page, he set up a contest to give away three Apple iPads. Two iPads will go to the top two affiliates who send the most referrals. However, the the 3rd iPad will be awarded to a random affiliate on a draw based on one entry per referral. By referring a friend to download Jonathan’s eBook, you earn an entry. Refer two friends and earn two entries and so on.

The three iPads will cost Jonathan about $1,800. Not cheap but not out of the budget for someone who want to build a real affiliate marketing business. So far, Jonathan’s promotion has worked extremely well and he should have a list of over 10,000 names before the contest is over. If 100,000 names are worth $1 million a year, 10,000 names would be worth $100,000 a year. That’s not a bad return on $1,800!

Step 5 – Capture The Lead

$1 Aweber Offer

Lead capturing is the most important part of affiliate marketing. Your business is built around your list. Anything you can do to increase its size means more money for you. During the Affiliate Marketing 101 contest, Jonathan offered a 27″ iMac to anyone who can take over my 1st place spot in seven days. Nobody was able to beat me but you can bet a lot of people tried and Jonathan’s list benefited as a result.

While a squeeze page maybe the best way to get someone to give you his email address, you still need a system to handle and host the list. My recommended email service is Aweber. I’ve been using them for years and they are by far the best in the business. Aweber works seamlessly with Squeeze Theme and its web interface allows you to access it from any computer, anywhere in the world.

Aweber offers a $1 trial account for all new customers. The account is just like a normal Aweber account and includes unlimited email campaigns, newsletter, broadcasts and follow ups. It’s a great way to test drive Aweber to see what it can do for you. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. If you find that email marketing is not for you, contact Aweber within 30 days and they’ll give you the $1 back.

Step 6 – Deploy Auto Responders

Auto responders are emails that go out at a set date and interval. When someone subscribe to my blog, they are sent a series of auto responder emails. These emails are design to do three things.

  1. Build a relationship with the subscriber
  2. Promote my blog and brand
  3. Recommend products and services that help solve the reader’s problem

Email auto responder

Setting up the auto responder is extremely easy and is no different than sending out a normal email. If you’re using Aweber, all you have to do is click “Follow Up” in the Message tab. This will allow you to create a follow up message to be sent to your new subscriber at a later date. Aweber allows you to set up an unlimited number of auto responders.

If you check the screen shot above, you’ll see that my first auto responder email goes out the instant someone signs up to my list. The second follow up email out goes out four days after the first and the rest goes out in one week intervals until there are no more follow ups.

This is also known as a sales funnel. The first few emails helps build your relationship with the subscriber. Later emails in the funnel are used to promote the Clickbank products. This setup works far better than any hit and run system. Research has shown that most prospect won’t buy on the first visit or email. They need to be hit over and over again. This is where the auto responder comes in. The sooner you set it up, the faster you’ll be in the money.

Step 7 – Watch The Money Rack Up In The Clickbank Account

7 Day Clickbank Earnings

This step is optional but I really enjoy it. :)

You now have the formula to a make massive amounts of money with Clickbank (or any other affiliate network). It takes more work than the hit and run model but the payoffs are much higher. I hope you enjoy this post and I hope it opened your eyes to what it really takes to make money with Clickbank. Your comments are welcome. If you felt I’ve left anything out and you have a question, please post it.

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{ 276 comments }

Bobby Huang March 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Wow, this is some great information. I’ve signed up for all those people mentioned in this post, and John Chow.

It’s great to see the content and method unfold before my eyes and seeing you explain it helps as well.

Thanks John.

DotCom Note March 15, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Good luck on making money. But you have definitely made lots of money for John by signing up using his link

Justin @ Monetize Zone! March 15, 2010 at 8:51 pm

John definitely wins either way. He wouldn’t do this out of the goodness of his heart. He’s got a family to feed.

Weight Loss Diet Plans March 18, 2010 at 10:45 am

There’s a ton of money to be made by folling the advice in this post, who cares if John makes money off of a sign up!

jmumaw March 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I agree. I feel if someone is taking the time to educate you, from his personal experiences. The least you can do is buy from his link. Kind of way of saying thanks. affiliate businesses are hard to get going without proper education!

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm

That’s true. Since John gives his advice freely, instead of charging a fixed fee, the very least we can do is to let him earn some referral fee. That is a win win situation.

Sharninder March 24, 2010 at 6:44 am

I agree. John is not running a charity here. He’s giving everyone some invaluable advice and if he profits a little bit from each of us that’s a good thing, IMO.

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i prefer using SEO technique to catch traffic… a lot cheaper than PPC..

Home Business May 2, 2010 at 7:41 pm

You don’t lose anything if you sign up through John’s links. You just show him that you’re thankful for sharing his tips and you don’t have to pay for them. I think signing up through John’s links shows that you respect what you get from him for free.

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I tried to make some money with CB and its hella hard! I got about 150 hops and 0 sales :(

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm

My first sale comes after a few months of hard work. On some days, I have closer to 500 hops and 0 sales. Hopefully those viewers do not delete their cookies and decide to buy within 60 days.

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Brandon March 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Thank you for this! I plan on getting widely into affiliate marketting in the summer and I have lots of unique ways to generate traffic for free :)

Mike B. March 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Great information here. I am still in the process of tweaking my autoresponders to get the best results but soon after I will have screenshots like yours haha

John Chow March 16, 2010 at 7:51 am

Writing good auto responders emails can be another few posts just in itself. LOL I may do a series on that.

Weight Loss Diet Plans March 18, 2010 at 10:46 am

I’d like to see some tips on writing good emails because that’s one of the things I’m not too good at.

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Sohail March 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

What a great post John, it could have been an ebook. A precise way to go for affiliate marketing. i will certainly apply this cycle.

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog March 15, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Nice idea Sohail.

May be John can wrap it up as ebook after your suggestion.

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John Chow March 16, 2010 at 7:52 am

When I showed this post to some friends, they told me not to publish it because it could be an eBook. lol

Sharninder March 25, 2010 at 5:47 am

So, are we going to see an ebook soon ? ;)

infopediaonlinehere March 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm

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Wynne March 15, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Hey John, another great post. I especially like the part about brainstorming for creative traffic sources. I personally like PPC although other people ‘bag’ it. The traffic quality can be amazing when it isn’t been click-frauded to hell.

And using viral techniques like getting other people to recommend your free-bees to, is a great trick too which Frank Kern was talking about the other day.

I need to spend more time building lists.

Edgar March 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I agree, now this is a great post. Makes me want to give it another try.

thanks John.

Mathew Day March 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Hey John, excellent post. I’m sure this is going to help a ton of people make real money online.

You really made everything crystal clear on the two types of affiliate models that most people use and you’re right. The first model you may make a few sales once in awhile, but the second affiliate model can turn you into a Super Affiliate. ;)

Garen March 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Hey John,

Good post! I really haven’t had much success with Clickbank in the past. I have had a lot of success with CJ and Shareasale. I did do the hit and run method, but this gives me some good ideas. Maybe, the problem I have had with Clickbank is the quality of products I was promoting in the very beginning?

John Chow March 16, 2010 at 7:55 am

You can apply this model to any affiliate network, including CJ and Shareasale.

Samuel March 15, 2010 at 4:19 pm

This way always made sense to me. I’m just thinking about friends I know in the PPC game that drove thousands of dollars worth of traffic to a campaign and never built up a list. Ooch!

S Ahsan March 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Am bookmarking this post. i also have a new upcoming post similar to this and could use this for reference. Cheers

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog March 15, 2010 at 10:23 pm

This one is really a great post.

John this is going to be the most viewed and read posts soon.

We will retweet this posts many times because this post deserve this kind of attention.

Internetsalsa March 16, 2010 at 10:21 am

ZK–are you his associate? :)

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Kristie March 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Wow! Great detailed info! Following and learning from you! Check out my new dating blog – and get a FREE ebook : ). Just listening, John and doing, and taking action, and HAVING FUN!!!!!!

Maximus March 15, 2010 at 5:15 pm

It’s posts like these that helped me get started over 3 years ago. Thanks to you, other research and $10 million later… I’m still at it :)

Hope this helps others as much as it did me.

mcdamas March 15, 2010 at 5:35 pm

it really is an amazing article. I just realize that I belong to the hit and run marketer. I will certainly switch my way as JC has shared. Thanks a lot JC

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

I like the descriptive term “hit and run marketer”. I belong to this club too.

I Make Money Online April 10, 2010 at 3:51 am

Lol, so do I. I’m actually on break from working on my own sites and just made my first $1000 via clickbank. Not bad for 9 hours work imo.

Michelle Kulp March 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Hi John,

I really loved your detailed, step-by-step, instructions on how to make money on Clickbank.

I have been making money online for years creating and selling ecourses (and teaching others how to do the same), however, I have yet to try my hand at affiliate marketing through Clickbank. So your blog post has given me a lot of food for thought.

Also, I was wondering about the squeeze theme product…if it was any good, so your recommendation has confirmed that for me.

Keep up the good work!
Michelle Kulp, the 6-Figure Woman Coach
http://www.becomea6figurewoman.com

Sharninder March 24, 2010 at 6:45 am

What kind of ecourses do you sell Michelle ?

Onuora March 15, 2010 at 7:01 pm

That’s all good and well but with 40,000 names on my aweber list, I still find it hard to monetize effectively. Maybe it’s my niche, or my pitch or the type of products from ClickBank.

I find that my readers are very jaded at this point and are not responding to the pitches and products.

Must be something I’m doing wrong…

Sharninder March 25, 2010 at 5:48 am

Definitely something wrong. With 40k subscribers you could be making a decent amount of money.

squashberry March 15, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Great Post John. Very inspiring. Question.

Reading your ipad scenario was interesting.
But when a visitor refers another visitor, how can you tell how many referrals come from each visitor.

John Chow March 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm

Each person was given a referral link they can use to invite others to download the eBook.

Jonathan Volk March 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm
MaxR March 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Simply brilliant !
Thanks to both John & Jonathan for sharing those little technical details that can make a difference.

BIZZNURSE April 12, 2010 at 10:45 am

Two brains are better than one ! Two better brain are much much better though! ;)

Todo List March 15, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Thank you for this great post. A precise way to go for affiliate marketing. It helps me a lot to do my business.

oceanlu March 15, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Wo, I love this post so much

Daryl Lorette March 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm

What a great read! If I can pull all that together I should be able to get somewhere.

Brian Campbell March 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm

Hey John,

Great post. I’ve used autoresponder sequences profitably over the years. what you’re talking about here has been my bread and butter for the past 8 years online. I’m only saying that to confirm that I know that your system works from firsthand experience.

The autoresponder is still the best marketing tool that I know of. Thanks for sharing this with everyone.

Diabetis March 15, 2010 at 7:33 pm

The money is really in the list that you build but it also requires money to be invested. Do you hae other ways that doesn’t require any money?

Geeky Ninja March 25, 2010 at 5:50 am

No sweat No gain buddy :-)

surozo March 15, 2010 at 7:48 pm

What if I use free autoresponder service? Does it work?

John Chow March 16, 2010 at 8:11 am

THere are no rules against it. However, keep in mind that as your list gets bigger, you may not be able to use the free service anymore.

Ivan Walsh March 25, 2010 at 6:17 am

John.

Do plain text or HTML emails work the best?

Ivan

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That is the best most well written post on internet marketing that I think I have ever read. Lots of meat and no fluff.

infopediaonlinehere March 15, 2010 at 8:03 pm

appreciate your help john…thanks a lot

Alex March 15, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Awesome post, I see why are you so big on this arena.

I do have a question, when you drive traffic to an affiliate page. You first set an opt-in page. Do you use double opt-in or not?.

Looking forward hearing from you!

Alex

John Chow March 15, 2010 at 9:42 pm

I always use double opt in.

Brad March 16, 2010 at 8:45 am

You’ll get more sign-ups if you don’t double opt-in, but you’ll get more spam complaints as well.

John Chow March 16, 2010 at 8:47 am

Also, the canspam rules requires double opt in. If you don’t want the FTC coming down on your, better stick with it.

Max March 15, 2010 at 8:14 pm

So, one more question, you don’t use the blog broadcast option for your e-mail lists? Thanks btw for the info, I am learning. :)

John Chow March 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm

If you want to have your email subscriber counted towards your Feedburner counter, you should turn on blog broadcast.

Hazoor Hussain March 15, 2010 at 8:29 pm

That’s very informative post which is the real guide for those who want to earn money from clickbank. I like it really.

Vance Sova March 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Hi John,

I find your post quite helpful even though you couldn’t have covered everything in sufficient detail.

The post is reasonable long as it is.
Perhaps you could have just mentioned a download page for the free e-book.

P.S. I’ll be sending you an email with a question.

Vance

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I used to have many spam mails from my site, I did all the editing and recording manually. Eventually, I give out. I disable the mailing form. ….
After reading this article, I realized how silly I was, I push away all my potential customers out of the door.

Watch avatar online March 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm

More tips about:

1-Squeeze page
—A good design of ecover and the theme can attract more people to download our report

2-Money is in the list.
100% not.There are people that still fail to make money online even he has thousand list.

people who has 500 list can make money more than people that has 1000 list.why?

because the people who has 500 list above have a good relationship with her subscribers.

so we want to make money with our list,yes we should has a lot of list but after that try to build up a good relationship with them so that they will trust us to but product from us…

thanks for your posting John and it`s really great

Juan March 17, 2010 at 2:40 am

..and as long as your not delivering Bullsh*t LOL ;-)

Diana Tan March 15, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Very well written. Money can be made by using the right steps but it takes some effort and time.

Jason March 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm

This is an awesome post. I have always believed this information to be true. I find that list building and building your relationship with the list has always been effective. The worst thing is to spam your list or send CPA offers. If you really want a quality list, write your own emails and make them personal. I find that adding …”Your Friend…” to the signature works really well. Building trust and like-ability will keep you in the game. To your success!

PPC Ian March 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm

John,
Awesome post – very insightful. I only started collecting e-mail addresses in 2009 and am working hard to play catch-up. Better late than never! Thanks for sharing these tips!
All the best,
Ian

MAKE MONEY ONLINE|D3Marketers March 15, 2010 at 10:10 pm

This is the post that I been looking for. Very clear and concise article on how to make money with clickbank. I’ll try to implement these and hope to make real money online. Thanks and God Bless you always Mr John!

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm

I like this post. It gives a broad overview of affiliate marketing.
Some people are successful with just bum marketing. Some are good with PPC. I agree the most important is to have a good landing page.

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog March 15, 2010 at 10:14 pm

So finally we got which we were waiting for.

This post was most waited posts for me. The time when you announced that you are going to share your secrets we were eagerly waiting.

Martin loh March 15, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Hey..John

Thanks for this tips and I am very grateful.
Thank a lots

Learn Affiliate Marketing March 15, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Great post John Clickbank is the best way to make money online hands down. Building a responsive mailing list is the ticket to a full time lucrative business hands down. When you here the money is in the list people need to take note that that is the truest statement there is.

Great post!

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm

True, Clickbank is a solid company for both vendors and marketers. Some people even join as both vendors and marketers.

Dana @ Blogging Update March 15, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Great complete information to start a great affiliate. As my conclusion. the first important thing that we must do is to get others subscribe in our list — money in the list indeed. Thanks a lot John.

BIZZNURSE March 15, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Hi John. another good tips. I have been joining clickbank but don’t know how to make money from it. Really appreciate the tips. Making money by helping others make money ;)

James March 16, 2010 at 12:35 am

Great info! I will definitely follow your steps to make money with clickbank.

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog March 26, 2010 at 8:32 am

This kind of information is valuable for every affiliate program.

Proson March 16, 2010 at 12:43 am

yes it is true John so why I always use a squeeze page to promote an affiliate products. This is truly a business model but many of people seems not really care about it

TYCP Magazine March 16, 2010 at 12:49 am

Seriously, great post. Very informative – straight to the point with no BS. I’ll be using many of these tips soon.

Maxie Collier March 16, 2010 at 1:04 am

I’ve read many ebook that dealing with clickbank money. Almost overall the same with the points in this post. John chow re-emphasized the route to get money from clickbank indeed like it.

Cebu Tech Blogger March 16, 2010 at 1:04 am

Your business model is great and I can see that to work on long term goals… I will definitely consider this advice… thanks.

Dean March 16, 2010 at 1:23 am

John Great post. when you break this business down, this can be a simple business model, many people look for that golden nugget!!!, find something that works and build from there and dont spead yourself to thin at the start
Thanks again
Dean

skyrule March 16, 2010 at 1:56 am

Yeah now I know the frame work. Now the challenge is to write an ebook. My bad english will make it longer time to finished. Maybe we can’t try to promote other guys free ebook and at the same time selling his clickbank products?

Jonha March 16, 2010 at 2:08 am

Thanks for the helpful information. I always ignore your message and glad that I finally looked into this. Definitely helpful.

Candy March 16, 2010 at 3:27 am

This is great information. Very generous of you. Have not ventured into affiliate marketing as yet because its fear of the unknown right now.

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm

Hi Candy, actually you can start small. Just write some articles and submit to Hubpages. You can put the affilitate links within the articles. Once you have enough confidence, then you can seriously consider having a domain

Sarah March 16, 2010 at 3:28 am

Of Course Its So Easy to Make A Gorgeous Post Like This Because You re Blogging for A Long Time, While You Keep The Big Secrets to Your Self That You Will Never Mention One Of Them Even If They Offered You …… ?

Simply Because This is How You Making Living … Why in The World Would You Share it .. !!

John Chow March 16, 2010 at 8:25 am

I don’t understand a word you said.

Sarah March 17, 2010 at 11:50 am

what i mean is : why big gurus always give us a rehashed info over & over while they keep the working methods to them selves …..

i mean seriously if you have a method of earning like 10k a month would you share the blueprint of this method ….. of course not you will keep it to yourself ……

no offense at all its just one from the most opinions in the IM today & please correct me if i am wrong.

Mathew Day March 17, 2010 at 3:00 pm

If you follow John’s blog and read many of his previous posts, he does give you the blueprint for making money or starting your own online business.

He has many posts with complete tutorials and tips. Maybe you missed some of them.

I am a Full Time Internet marketer/blogger and it’s partly due to implementing what I’ve learned from John and from some of the resources he suggests.

Manvij March 18, 2010 at 7:52 am

I agree here. Even your best friend will not share his secrets once he is super rich. At least John is writing out so many tips and lessons that people down the line can follow. Once you do that develop your own techniques and skills!

Aaron April 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm

What was said may not be completely new information for some people but it is still a method that can deliver. In other words it lives up to the title. There may be many other ways to make good money with affiliate programs, and some people might have their own methods that they keep secret, or sell for big cash. It’s that way with many industries or fields.

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Actually John is taking a win-win approach. He teaches us the method to earn online. When we join through his referral link, he will earn a portion of what we earned/paid. That is why he is so generous with sharing his knowledge.

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:10 pm

By the way, Sarah, please do not assume that all rich and successful people are selfish. They are willing to share. The problem is that people do not want to learn.
Even if a person is making a million bucks per month and shares every trick with you, that does not mean that you become his competitor and takes away his income. The best is both of us making a million per month.

Internetsalsa March 16, 2010 at 10:36 am

he is simply not just sharing it..but making money out of it. Not all the comments are honest here. They are just commenting to be noticed and some just want to be on the top of the list. Nothing wrong with that…
Whatever john wrote is good but at the same time nothing new if you are following this blog or any other blog that concentrates on money making stuff.
There is notthing wrong with John on writing this kind of post….If you also want to join the club then you should also take action rather than just saying..”Oh yes I will bookmark this post and will start similar.”
90% of the time one ends up nowhere except just reading posts like this. Even guys like ZK who is into marketing finds this post as a secret coming out of John…
It is not as easy sounds. It takes lots of effort and luck as well.

Good Luck…

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I guess there are certain things we have to learn through our own mistakes. Even in article marketing, no matter how much we read and learn, we still have to learn from our failures and successes.

TYCP Magazine March 17, 2010 at 9:23 am

And where is your site? Oh, that’s right.

Internetsalsa March 17, 2010 at 9:52 am

excuse me? are you asking me whether I have sites or not? If so then, yes I do have several and the oldest commercial site have been running since 2000. (average age of all sites is 6 years)
Personal site since 1997.

TYCP Magazine March 25, 2010 at 6:17 am

I was referring to Sarah.

Juan March 16, 2010 at 4:10 am

Thank you for sharing your heart, knowledge and wisdom with us. This has lots of quality information and value. :-)

Web Hosting Solutions March 16, 2010 at 4:15 am

That’s a great sharing John !
Follow what John said to the “T” is almost guarantee to make you money from CB. More importantly, stay focused and take consistent action.

David Smith March 16, 2010 at 4:22 am

Thanks John! I’ve been toying around with internet marketing for awhile now – got into giveaways, got out of giveaways (sorta’), got into product creation (that rocks, I’m lovin’ it, but it is time-consuming as hell; no time for promotion) – and now I’m veering off into affiliate marketing (where all I have time for is promotion!).

So far, the only thing I can see that beats it is finding excellent information about how to do it from people who do it, succeed at it and are willing to share their knowledge of it.

Thanks John!

facebookgolddigger.com March 16, 2010 at 4:37 am

Hi John, This is another great write for anyone to make money online. I guess this can also be used on facebook too.

Free Picks March 16, 2010 at 5:37 am

Hi John, Thanks for the detailed tutorial about click bank, its really helpful

Steve March 16, 2010 at 5:37 am

Great article, one of the more detailed explanations of affiliate marketing with Clickbank that I have seen. I have tried creating a blog and obtaining natural search traffic around a niche and it works ok. Building a list is something I have not done.

David Rachford March 16, 2010 at 7:13 am

This is a very informative post; good strategy, and a great subtext if you read between the lines…

So here’s my question / conundrum with Driving Traffic…

What about organic / SEO traffic? Do you find this converts poorly, or is not worth the time & effort involved?

It seems that by it’s nature, SEO traffic wouldn’t work with a squeeze page.

John Chow March 16, 2010 at 8:28 am

SEO traffic rarely works on a squeeze page. There’s not enough information for Google to index. And it takes a while as well.

David Rachford March 16, 2010 at 10:42 am

So it appears the best way to handle SEO traffic, if we’re getting it, is to apply the same formula:

Give the free report, build the list, follow up.

Sounds like a much better long term strategy than just sending the SEO traffic to a sales page / hoplink.

Thanks for elaborating!
David

Felex Tan March 16, 2010 at 7:14 am

First of all we need to brand our service,it applies to every business. No one like to be oversold…when we approach customers in our daily life, what they are looking at is SOLUTION is not HOW MUCH and etc..

We should take some time to research and get some niche PLR product that are useful to the buyers,give these away to the customers,from there,customers start accepting your service.

Internet business is an art, it is really a miracle business as long as we use a right method.

Dev | Technshare March 16, 2010 at 8:47 am

thanks for this great post john :)

fas March 16, 2010 at 9:53 am

This is no secret really. All it takes is some effort and research.

Glenn Magas March 16, 2010 at 10:03 am

Awesome info! Makes my stomach rumble with excitement! Your 2300 word article didn’t seem long at all!

Internetsalsa March 16, 2010 at 10:42 am

but the process will be long :) sad but true..

Messenger March 16, 2010 at 10:08 am

Well you said it clearly and honesty. What most PPC gurus and program don’t tell you is written all over your post. I went through that phase where I though PPC was the end to my riches. Hardly. You don’t control your traffic platform it belongs to big search engines. You get slapped and run over their rules. They jack up keyword prices on you, they want to make more money off you and you end up not making anything. Most PPC seminars are dupes in fact, they dont tell you everything.

nina March 16, 2010 at 10:59 am

Great post – the money is in creating a list and building trust. Anyone have ideas on how to create an ebook?

David Rachford March 17, 2010 at 8:29 am

Don’t make the task of creating an ebook that big of a deal.

Here’s a few tips:
1) if you blog, look at some of your posts (articles) which can be compiled into a book.
2) If you write articles – compile a few; perhaps they’re too brief, but you can go into depth.
3) Most of all, your book should be something you care about deeply, and have some knowledge about.

4) if you don’t write, you can hire someone on elance or some marketing forum to write for you.

Most of all, don’t get overwhelmed. I have a friend who wrote an ebook in 1 week (fitness related) and now he sells it on Clickbank for an extra $1000 / month, mostly passively – through affiliates. It’s by no means a best seller, but he’s making about $24/unit x 40-45 units a month with no effort on his part.

cooliojones March 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm

My question to you is…why haven’t YOU done the same thing?

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm

You mean he still make $24 per month after paying affiliates? That means his ebook must be selling at least $48.

Jill March 16, 2010 at 11:02 am

Great post! About Aweber – what if you want accounts for more than 1 website? Can you run it all from one account, or will you need a separate account for each site?

John Chow March 16, 2010 at 11:03 am

You can set up separate list for each website. Aweber lets you create an unlimited number of lists.

bigmovingstock March 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm

John what’s the importance of your rss subscribers vs your email list? I’m gathering the email list is much more important from what you explain here – also, did you start with aweber right from the get go? thanks

Matthew Meyer March 16, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I like the fact that you are getting people away from the hit and miss approach and telling them to go for repeat customers not just one off sales using risky traffic arbritrage techniques. I think your traffic ideas are a bit light though. Still not easy to make it with ppc using a squeeze page. Your costs can easily be more than your profits even using autoresponders. If you are promoting products which are not yours it is hard to have contests though I really like that idea. What are some other “out of the box” cheap traffic ideas? I think if you can just break even with your first few autoresponder messages on your advertising your are doing great! Then you can promote to that crowd over and over. Great post thanks! Matt.

Blake @ Props Blog Reviews March 16, 2010 at 4:30 pm

This is definitely one of the best MMO models around. There are a couple of drawbacks to it though.
1) It either limits you to a single niche. This possibly leaves you competing with more people on the same product.
2) It requires a lot of time to build content for ebooks, blogs, etc.. the hit and run has far less time investment.
Even if you’re spending $10/k per offer to make $20k leaving (cough only?! cough) a $10k profit, that’s still solid money. If you can produce 10x-20x of those in the same time it takes to make a valuable ebook and push it… why not just stick with hit and run?
Obviously, there is a point where hit and run will dry up and a list is a better long term investment.
Competing with people like you, John, Shoemoney, and some of the other A-listers makes building a list a lot trickier than most A-listers make it out to be.

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Good contrast. I think I stick to the hit and run for the near future. I like to complete an article for submission within 20 minutes. The articles in Ezinearticles provide backlinks to my blogs as well.

Felex Tan March 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Thats why i like using aweber, compare to other autoresponder ,aweber is the best choice.

DA - Financially Elite Blog March 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Great and valuable content. I’ve been guilty of the hit and run method with Clickbank myself. I have also thought of why in the world am I building someone else’s list and figured i needed to get a mediation process between the landing page and the sales page of the product promoted. This is right on the money with your post. very valuable stuff indeed.

SEO Marketing March 16, 2010 at 8:04 pm

I think this is the not really close to “hit and run” process in getting profit. but if we talk about stable business and for long term then this is a definite way.

Thanks John I barely read any complete Blogpost but I read it even it was long. :)

Best of luck

V.C March 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm

This is the most informative post of yours that I’ve ever read John.
I’m still at the beginning of affiliate marketing and trying to make some bucks with a few affiliate links. Most of them were not successful because everybody seems not to trust me.
Anyway, thanks for this great information.

Paolo Volpi March 16, 2010 at 10:58 pm

So far this is the best info on affiliate marketing I’ve seen. Not even ebooks have this sort of information.

asanka March 17, 2010 at 3:54 am

yes im not wonder if someone create an ebook about this. but i have a comment about clickbank. as i understand most of the clickbank products are not worth for that price. who buy an ebook for $25-30?? that’s my question. also what do you think about selling something on clickbank? i thin it’s easier

Dev | Technshare March 17, 2010 at 6:18 am

awesome idea………:)

Richie March 17, 2010 at 7:22 am

John, if you are doing ppc to capture the emails, how do you track the conversions, prosper202?

Melvin March 17, 2010 at 8:32 am

Exceptional post. Its ironic that most of the times you criticize digital products like eBook, yet you make a lot of promoting those kinds of products.

Internetsalsa March 17, 2010 at 9:43 am

true and its also ironic that we talk so negative about spammers (or those who sends tonns of emails about products that will help you make millions of $$, and getting to know about the same product from more than one so called gurus) yet they are banking a lot.
Recent example–About Frank Kern’s List Control….I am sure most of you have got an email from more than one person about his product…

Manvij March 17, 2010 at 10:15 am

Good article! One question I have is – can we use a Squidoo page or Hubpages instead of a squeeze page though I do understand it may not bring about the same results. It may be a good idea for beginners, though(I am one). Btw, I have read all your posts as soon as I get a message in my mailbox and they are all good. Thanks.

John Chow March 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I would stick with the squeeze page.

lina@women's perspectives March 17, 2010 at 10:41 am

very very informative post; I learn a lot here.

Lynette Verity Jane March 17, 2010 at 3:13 pm

John Im confused with some words youre saying,Im sorry but I WANT TO ASK A QUESTION. (Im still a newbie and a really really beginner..)

I dont have a website and other stuffs,all the things that is necessary to do.

Can you give me an Idea how to start UP?

thanks.
chang

Chris March 17, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Thanks for this useful information! Really great but also lots of work to do!

Keep up your work..I really like the way you write articles

snipermoney March 17, 2010 at 4:58 pm

great info, clickbank is a great money making opportunity

LifeTime March 17, 2010 at 5:31 pm

This is great stuff here. Except since Clickbank is about promoting various products in your niche, is it necessary to write ebooks for every product you promote?

John Chow March 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm

If you want to capture the leads, yes.

AffiliatePaying March 17, 2010 at 10:42 pm

What a great post John, I learned a lot here. thanks so much.

get my ex back March 17, 2010 at 11:29 pm

Great post John, Congrats!

I’ve been doing Clickbank for two years now and went through several ups and downs until I corrected some of my greatest mistakes.

To top that, I have cashed over 50K in checks last year alone and that’s double the earnings I’ve made back in 2008. The biggest mistake I was doing, was that I was implementing squeeze pages/ email opt-in forms on my landing pages and that can drastically lower the overall sales.

As far as I’ve noticed, by building lists anyone can double or even triple their income, if done the right way. A list is not a one time sale, hence it’s important to keep everyone updated on your offers.

Evelina

aatif March 18, 2010 at 4:30 am

thanks for this post . I now understand that clickbank is not scam i thought that they are scam man

Diabetis March 18, 2010 at 6:15 am

since when Clickbank become a scam?

Dev | Technshare March 18, 2010 at 7:33 am

lol :D clickbank become scam ……:DDDDDD)

millionaire secrets March 18, 2010 at 10:01 am

what a good and coolest

Jay March 18, 2010 at 7:18 pm

I think that you can generate a revenue with click bank as they have so many different products that you can promote. However, affiliates tend to think about the commission rather than the product. Some affiliates have never even tried the product that they are promoting.

My motto is a truthful affiliate is a wealthy affiliate. Just look at John for example. I have talked to many webmasters and for some reason they all have said when they actual promote a product that they’ve actually used and truly recommend their sales go up.

jtGraphic March 19, 2010 at 6:20 am

Is there much of an issue with promoting Clickbank offers in your niche competing with your product? I know it’s a free eBook, but when you put out additional content – do you feel it competes?

games388 March 19, 2010 at 11:03 am

Great post John! It’s really useful to me.

D. James Rice March 19, 2010 at 4:19 pm

This is a great post because it is a blueprint. I am still fairly new to the blog community so I am still building my traffic. But once I get the traffic right I will get my clickbank account going.

Taylor March 20, 2010 at 9:47 am

Honest to God, one of the BEST blog posts I have ever read. Something like this is so simple, yet EXTREMELY POWERFUL!

I’m at awe right now. I may just have to try this.

Harsh Agrawal March 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm

I have been thinking of Email capture from long but never give it a Shot.. This is a high time I should give it a try now…

Xuan tuyen March 21, 2010 at 8:55 am

Thank you, naturally participate Citybank required for high-blog?

Warren March 21, 2010 at 11:35 am

Great article! I’ve been trying out too many different formulas, and not being as effective as I know I could be. This is exactly what I needed! Lets see if I can make it work for me….

piwshop March 21, 2010 at 3:03 pm

I really miss your tutorial john, at this time I just started learning clickbank, paydotcom, and ejunkie, I realize that I use hit and run strategy, I believe its the fastest way, but sounds too easy for hit and run and I realize its not effective.

Warren March 22, 2010 at 3:18 am

Hi John
As usual great content. So many people are looking for the hit and run approach and not prepared to do the hard work. Thanks for reinforcing the value of providing service and customer satisfaction to internet marketing, At the end of the day it is no different to any other business. Tremendous value to customers is the key to building lists and business profits.

Net Age | Web Design March 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

Great Recipe! The money is in the list folks! Let’s face it!

RMP Infotec March 22, 2010 at 10:12 am

Cool!, I never read Click Bank can be so easy. Thanks for this wonderful training

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Easy! John’s method is one of the best yet need a lot of effort. Not many people have the talent to write articles, much less to write ebook.

Lakhyajyoti March 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

Another great post John.You make it simple for a newbie like me.Thanks.

Joe March 22, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Hey John,

Thanks for this post. I am working on a project right now that uses a system like this. This post helps bring things into perspective

TimmyLicious March 23, 2010 at 4:15 am

Thanks for the tips John. Affiliate Marketing is really rewarding if you play it right. And you can do it again and again. And when you do have branded yourself for some niche, you would likely to get even higher income

Forearm Tattoos March 23, 2010 at 5:29 am

Time to start from the beginning again. Thank you for the great post.

Sharninder March 23, 2010 at 9:46 am

From what I’ve understood, the key is 1) Traffic 2) A list of opt-in members 3) A good product. But, I guess the last two will come once there is traffic of repeat visitors. No ?

Audality March 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Hey John i’m a long time reader, first time commenter.
i just wanted to say i really enjoyed the post and i started using clickbank because of it. I signed up for an account with clickbank and put it on my own blog but its still small with minimal traffic so its not really doing anything. The real point of this comment was just to thank you for reinspiring me to write a blog and get involved in writing again.

James Howard March 23, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Hi John,

Great info. When I finally gave in to what I had been told to do right from the start I started to see the money come in.

Over and over again you get told, the money is in the list but it’s not until you actually start building a list that you realise that it’s true. I can’t believe I left it so long before I started my list but I am trying to make up for it now.

Every business needs a good soild customer base to survive and this is after all a business, not a hobby.

Thanks again,
James

Sharninder March 24, 2010 at 6:49 am

Quick question: How do you get the popup to display on your website asking for users to register ? It is set to popup after a couple of seconds and not immediately, as far as I can tell. Is it some wordpress plugin ?

ricki March 24, 2010 at 8:05 am

Sharninder – In using Aweber, you can elect to use a popup registration box and also control the duration of delay you would like.

Mathew Day March 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I had just recently joined Aweber and one of the reasons I choice them was because of all the different options they had to easily create different web forms.

Geeky Ninja March 29, 2010 at 8:16 am

Thanks ricki.

ricki March 24, 2010 at 7:54 am

In reference to using Clickbank products..Have you ever created your own products for resale at Clickbank? Just curious if you have and can you make more money by having others market these products?

John Chow March 24, 2010 at 8:07 am

I haven’t done it yet but it’s something I’m looking to do in the future. There’s huge money in it.

Neville March 25, 2010 at 1:46 pm

I’m actually pretty surprised you HAVEN’T made a CB ebook yet.

With your connections to top affiliates (plus the goodwill of your JohnChow brand) I’m sure you could blow it out of the water!

Jahangir Alam March 24, 2010 at 8:19 am

WOW mind blowing article. Great information and its is exactly the kind of information I was looking for.

I think I am a hit and run affiliate, but now that I have the proper process to follow I think I will change the attitude of my marketing.

Affiliate Marketing should be taken seriously as other business as this is what pays your bills and get cash to your account.

I liked the Squeeze page idea and thanks for the link.

Great job.

Thanks

jay

Scott March 24, 2010 at 9:21 am

John – this is an amazing and motivating article – thank you!

Here’s my question: what’s the best way to integrate squeeze page marketing into a site that _already has_ a bunch of traffic coming in? i.e. I have relevant keywords pointing to existing pages driving 50K+ organic users/month, I don’t want to replace those pages for obvious reasons.

Have you seen the best luck with lightbox-style popups? (Full screen or small box? Embedded form or no?) Big links on the page? Something else?

Thanks!

Mark - Sydney SEO March 24, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Hi John,

Very useful guide into the land of affiliate marketing indeed. Makes the industry much more transparent and open when people start to understand how it works. I am following your blog for a little while now, I hope you will post more of these in depth articles.

Thanks,
Mark

Mohd Razil Zaini al-hafiz March 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Thanks JohnChow for the sharing. It’s really a nice full tips.
Thanks a lot! :-)

Sachin Bisaani March 25, 2010 at 3:35 am

Wow with this informative post from JOHN CHOW I can see Click Bank Money comming to my pocket. Thanks

Joe March 25, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Hi John,

This is great, thank you for sharing. Do you think you could do the same thing with Amazon affiliate sales?

jason March 25, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I dont think many people realize how much a list is worth! We have been databasing for a long time and are still making money on lists we built 5 years ago

ZK @ Web Marketing Blog March 26, 2010 at 6:54 am

Awesome post.

Just one question … how much time you have invested to write this post?

Stefan March 26, 2010 at 9:08 am

Great post! I am planning to check clickbank for our projects, too. And the infos i found here will help a lot. Keep up the good work.

Edgar March 27, 2010 at 4:36 am

Thanks for the article John. When you say the money is in the list is that applicable to Twitter as well?

Search Engine Marketing March 28, 2010 at 6:53 am

Useful guide, John, for people who want to make money online with Clickbank. It’s another alternative in the online marketing world.

CK March 28, 2010 at 10:50 am

very good article, its all about e-mail marketing and targeted advertising

Marlyn Warner March 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Awesme

I really loved it

SEO Consultant March 28, 2010 at 11:12 pm

Clickbank is the beginner’s way of making money online.

The way John describes how to use Clickbank is the best way to do it.

Too many people simply grab their affiliate link and use URL shorteners and spam them all over the web.

Nobody is going to buy anything from you if they don’t know you.

Build a relationship with them first. Gain their trust.

Get them ready to buy from you.

That’s the key to online marketing success.

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:23 pm

I think some gurus recommend that spamming methods. The reasoning is that the more people see your link, the chances of getting sales are higher.

Theblogismine March 29, 2010 at 4:54 am

Hey John, another great post. Thanks

YC March 29, 2010 at 6:03 am

John, I haven’t been to your blog for a while now due to being busy working on my own site and something made me check in this evening. I’m so glad I did! What a fantastic post! It reminds me of why I became a fan of yours some years ago when I was living in Japan.

I have tried using Clickbank as a revenue stream for some time with limited success. Maybe it’s time to re-evaluate and put in motion your suggestions. Now I just have to find a niche :-)

Goh March 29, 2010 at 6:42 am

Great valuable info for newbies in affiliate marketing. Its a proven method for long term profit.

Shaun March 29, 2010 at 8:43 am

Hi John

I already have a premium theme running. Does squeeze theme allow you to create a page without interrupting my current theme. Or do I have to use squeeze theme as my default blog theme and restructure everything? What’s the best solution. I have an ebook ready and I am planning to do this, this week. Your response would be very much appreciated!! Shaun

juco March 30, 2010 at 6:32 am

Simplicity at it’s best “Make Money Oline Telling People how to Make Money Online” ingenious, informative, helpful. Helping others does have its advantages!!! 8)

Forex Robot March 30, 2010 at 6:36 am

I’ve recently started building a list, and call me crazy but I’ve never thought about promoting different clickbank products to the list. I’ve only thought about every promoting one.

I guess I should change that and see how it works.

Fazal Mayar March 30, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Thanks for helping others John Chow! I should try AWeber soon enough

Entrepreneur Key - Your Key To Success March 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm

This has got to be one of the best posts on any blog.. this is killer information that anyone can easily use to make money online…. great stuff

Brian March 31, 2010 at 6:35 am

Anyone making big money with CB?

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Not me. Just a couple of sales so far. And the customers are paying with paypal, so I can’t even reach the requirement for payout. So sickening! Why can’t some of them use Master and some of them use Visa!

Ex Back March 31, 2010 at 10:22 am

Yet another important factor when promoting clickbank is to know how to target the right people in the right market.

The only way to do that is by optimizing your landing pages and the keywords you use in your articles, linking campaigns, ppc ..

It’s a crucial factor, however it takes time to correctly learn how to promote a certain niche or micro niche.

Al.

Caleb eMail Series Starter Kit March 31, 2010 at 4:14 pm

Still one thing that is missing for many -especially newbies- is a starting place for getting content for the email series itself :!:

Profit Addiction April 1, 2010 at 12:27 am

You are supposed to create this yourself too!

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:27 pm

it is better to write the content yourself. If you need writing ideas, you can download those free PLR articles, and rewrite the articles. Just dont send the PLR articles out. Most of them are very low quality.

Dre @ WebpageLottery April 1, 2010 at 6:21 am

I think this works for the big bloggers. Because they are big so their words are more convincing. That’s how the world works. The big ones get bigger.

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I dont think it’s a matter of big or small blogger. As long as you are willing to pay for domain name, hosting, writers to write the ebook, autoresponders, and web designers, you can get it done without doing all the hard work.

W3Mag April 1, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Clickbank has become one of the most powerful tools for generating online income.

Straight Line Downline April 1, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Hey John,

great post.. The problem I always had with clickbank is that learning curve especially for technically challenged people such as myself. One of the biggest challenges is creating a website to promote click bank products. When I say your own site I am not talking about blogs like blogger.com where you can promote anything without knowing HTML.

It is really important to stand out from the crowd with your own website. That makes you look more professional.

It will be even nicer if one day the clickbank products affiliate will provide marketers with a landing page that they can customize with their own content. This will save us affiliate marketers a lot of time. I would like to hear what other members got to say about this.

If any of you guys can recommend a site that is already customized with the necessary content for promoting niche products? I really appreciate it.

scheng1 April 11, 2010 at 11:04 pm

If Clickbank offers landing page, then more affiliate marketers will enter the market and make it harder to earn money.
The current system allows the hardworking and creative marketers to make more money than the lazy ones.

joann April 2, 2010 at 3:56 am

Your strategy is the best one I think since you can sell to your customer repeatedly. Unlike on the hit and run you can’t promote other offers to them after the initial buy.

alex April 2, 2010 at 8:54 am

Interesting…But you get money telling us how to do it (getting more visitors) and we don´t really earn money, so what´s the point?

Cell Freedom April 2, 2010 at 4:59 pm

You have to be incredibly dedicated to make money online. It’s not for everyone.

Mahmud Ahsan April 3, 2010 at 12:59 am

I like the post and the way you have shown to earn more money.

Great Post

StarDog April 5, 2010 at 11:38 am

Great info. When I finally gave in to what I had been told to do right from the start I started to see the money come in.

Samuel April 5, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Thanks John Chow. I will change my marketing methods starting today this very hour. To be honest this is the first time I actually read through a full post of yours.

Web design April 6, 2010 at 12:37 am

Its a great write up John, but hate to say it nothing new. I guess all beginners know about clickbank and how an affiliate link looks like when it end at the clickbank payment screen.

The only difference I can see is that you write up the whole thing in a different presentation.

Ample

Florida SEO April 6, 2010 at 10:46 am

Good stuff, but I always thought that the whole clickbank, ebook, affiliate thing grew too saturated years ago.

Shaun April 7, 2010 at 12:19 am

Well would you look at that. My first Squeeze Theme page gets 100 emails in the first day, compared to 3-4 a day from the blog. John is not bluffing folks, thank you John.

Here it is. http://www.stayfitbug.com/build-muscle-guide/

Chirag April 7, 2010 at 9:13 am

H3y thnks for sharing such a usefull information with us but i have some problems dear….

i am really not getting some useful traffic in my website…. i dont know whats the matter with it can u plz help… plz plz plz

Anyways i really like your website and it has helped me a lot in many other ways for earning some money in my early age of 14…

SO THANKS A LOT

scheng1 April 11, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Have you tried bum marketing? You can write articles, submit to Ezinearticles. That is one of the best ways to get traffic and backlinks to a website.

Debbie April 7, 2010 at 11:44 am

Although in general my affiliate business is growing, sales of Clickbank products continue to fall for me – however who says you have to use Clickbank? Thank you for the information.

Get Ex Back April 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Clickbank earnings can dry out if you don’t constantly promote your sites, that’s true..

Charles April 8, 2010 at 6:35 pm

This is definitely the best post I read for making money with Clickbank. I need some tips for writing good emails cause no hardly opens mine.

lapanhaz April 9, 2010 at 2:51 pm

As U already said, this post is like ebook and i really learn a lot from it and i will quickly starting my first ebussiness with click bank.
However, Mr. John Chow, some of my frds, said that : we must really need website for earning money from click bank.
Thank
By The way, I really wish ur good luck cos u are my super hero.

Crystal Tao April 9, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Thanks for a well-written explanation.
Now here is a proof that few hits are needed before any decision is made. I read in other blogs about importance of mailing lists, Aweber, free e-book as a good incentive.
Your article was a last drop ;-). Finally I began writing an e-book. It should be fun!

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 6:26 pm

My goodness, writing an ebook! I prefer to write a few short articles than writing a lengthy ebook. However, I agree that is the best form of affiliate marketing.

scheng1 April 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I doubt I have the patience to write an ebook, even one with just 20 pages. I rather write many short articles instead.

Jes April 10, 2010 at 5:51 am

I think this article rocks and I’ve followed the steps pretty well i think. my biggest challenge is getting online traffic. trying to search the website to see the best advice for generating relevant traffic so if anyone has any tips let me know ok?

leon April 10, 2010 at 10:09 am

something i have been struggling :(

link building services April 10, 2010 at 12:34 pm

This is so cool. Now I will try again to make money. Thanks man.

Brissa Jordan April 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Been waiting for someone who knows what they are doing to make a post like this. The hit and run is a joke. I sure as hell would not spend 10k to get 20k, it should be 10k to get 30k at the very least with repeat customers for the back end. Alsas this post has all the commens sense which is greatly needed in this market and for newer marketers like lil ole me. I’m sure I will reread this multiple times so it sinks in.

Thanks JC
- Brissa

scheng1 April 11, 2010 at 10:59 pm

HIt and run is more for beginners and those who do not have the capital to make it big.
Many college students are living on a limited budget, and bum marketing works for them. They can write as much or as little as they like, and earn enough as pocket money.

Business Entrepreneur April 11, 2010 at 8:11 am

I have never tried making money online using clickbank but I will try to apply recommendations or tips in this post to my own blog. So far, most of my online stream of income is from Google Adsense. Thank you, John.

Hector Jayat April 11, 2010 at 9:52 am

Wow, excelllent info John
Congratulations to share with us
Regards

Marc April 11, 2010 at 6:50 pm

Great post John.

I do have a question about the PPC method.

It seems Google does not like “Squeeze” pages and basically won’t allow them and will give the G-Slap.

Is there a certain way it needs to be set up so as to make it Adwords safe? The free clever traffic methods are grand, but would like to incorporate PPC traffic as well.

* lot of comments so far, didn’t see this mentioned. *

Stocks on Wall Street April 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Thanks for the tips John will try and implement these into my own ClickBank products.

Sam April 19, 2010 at 11:05 am

John, excellent post. Keep up the good work.

George185 April 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm

Really fantastic post for newcomers like me. I used the hit and run approach several years ago, was successful, then the game changed and I got a job. Now I’m looking to get back into it. Thanks for the information.

Nathan Hangen - Digital Emperor April 20, 2010 at 9:10 am

Quick question…what tracking software do you use to track affiliate email referrals? I can’t find a good way to do that.

Kevin April 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Thanks for sharing this model with everyone!

www.vector-eps.com April 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Seo rulz, this method is for a short term. Anyway, here are great informations, thanks

blogging for money April 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Thanks JC! You have the steps for success laid out perfectly here! Thank you for a great article!

bolehngeblog April 24, 2010 at 7:02 am

my first visit time..it’s nice blog

great,
Bolehngeblog

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francisco April 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Excelente el articulo, soy afiliado de Clickbank desde hace un tiempo y la verdad es que leyendo este articulo excepcional creo que mi posicion mejorara mucho.
Muchas gracias.

ucuz tatil April 27, 2010 at 2:23 pm

tnx

Peter Jay April 28, 2010 at 5:21 am

Great John..
There’s nothing to hiding.
Really enjoy this post and the value of information..

Bruneian Dollar April 28, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I knew how to go about affiliate marketing from his steps 1 to 4. But I never thought about step 5- Capturing the lead. That is an awesome step. Thanks for the revision Mr. Chow. :)

Sara Viator April 28, 2010 at 10:42 pm

This is a great step by step on how to build a profit from Clickbank. I think a lot of people believe there is a magic point and click formula to build a business and that is just not true. Thanks for the post!

Chris S. April 29, 2010 at 2:32 am

This post has been super helpful. I like how you treat the affiliate marketing like a traditional business that is built on repeat customers. That is totally true, but it is hard at times to see that from my computer. I have been guilty of the hit and run approach, which incidentally produces hit and miss results! Time to change! Thanks for a great post!

Bryan Hee April 29, 2010 at 7:26 am

3 simple steps to make money online:

1. Product
Product that solve people’s problems.

2. Website
Capture email list! The money is in the List!

3. Traffic
Targeted traffic that looking your product/service to solve their problems.

To your success,
Bryan Hee
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http://Twitter.com/BryanHee

cmrctube April 29, 2010 at 8:25 am

thank you john it is my first visit to you and i find your artice very useful & i will make this kind of business soon because you explained it in easy way

Sebastian Ashear April 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm

This is basically what I read on BHW the other day. Gathering leads into a list and mailing them continually is a lot more effective for ROI (investment being time/effort).

Nando April 29, 2010 at 7:52 pm

This is very interesting coming from a blogger like yourself. Most people do not equate list building with blogging and as a result miss out on huge profit potential.

When you consider how easy it is to attract traffic to a blog especially if it’s a self hosted Wordpress blog, an individual can start building a list pretty quick and start increasing their opportunities to make more money.

Cheers!

Mike Saf April 30, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Great article, I will give it a try. Thanks.

Stefan May 1, 2010 at 1:43 am

Do you think you would make more selling affiliate products with clickbank then selling your own ? I am interested in creating my own theme, would it be suited for the marketplace of clickbank ?

Tyler May 1, 2010 at 1:28 pm

The only thing I can’t stand about Clickbank is there search results. They really could use some improvement to their search engine.

Mike G. May 1, 2010 at 8:05 pm

What are the advantages of clickbank over adsense? I am learning the whole blogging stuff and need alot of advise.

free forex demo account May 4, 2010 at 4:08 am

Thanks for this trick. but i have a question. can i use clickbank alongside google adsense?

wingky May 6, 2010 at 2:29 am

i try so hard to do this..but its very really hard..

pigeon forge attractions May 6, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I think there isnt any rule about using clickbank using by adsense ads.

moneybrown May 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm

this is a great great great article..love it.. gave me some good ideas on how to promote afflitiates and other ideas to promote other producets. I have a small list of emaill from one site because you must sign up as a member. and another site you can subscribe by email.. I use those list to promote my other sites…didnt think of it for a affiliate site…nice post chow chow..and like you said..can work with any affiliate and blog set up

Catherine May 7, 2010 at 3:33 am

This is a great post thanks for sharing it.
Catherine Curran

Bibokz May 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Not a massive amount of earnings but not bad for about 10 hours in total work. Now If I was to do the same thing month in & month out I’d be growing the number of articles I have online, growing their inbound links using articles & other sources.

mra May 8, 2010 at 8:29 am

This is great.You always post great idea with well researched.You Business Model is really impressive.Most of the affiliate are based on Hit-and-Run method.I agree making a brand will help more to make money. Nice ideas!!

jobucks May 8, 2010 at 11:47 am

such a great information on how to realy make money online with click bank.

Lakhyajyoti May 14, 2010 at 10:59 am

One of the most informative post from you John.Thanks for such a great article.

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