How Do You Resell Clickbank products Without A Website?

Profile picture of the author Joe Giannetti by Joe Giannetti Posted: 06/27/2010
One of the common misconceptions made by those thinking about entering the world of affiliate marketing is that in order to do so you need to have a website. This is not true at all I will explain how.

“How do you promote Clickbank products without a website” is probably the most frequently asked questions.

It’s certainly the easiest way to do things, all you need is an affiliate (hop) link and a pay per click campaign sending visitors to it. Sounds simple enough, it is, but if you’re not careful of what you are doing, especially with the pay per click, you could end up costing yourself a small fortune.

So here’s a way to move forward, taking one small step at a time.

First you need to get yourself a ClickBank reseller account. In the sign up process you will receive your unique ‘hoplink’ identifier which you will include on all links you have to the sales pages you are promoting.

The next thing to do is to choose a product to promote. Check out any clickbank directory and have a browse through the categories and offerings. There are tens of thousands of them and the number is growing rapidly.

There are few factors you need to find a balance on when making your final choice but the following are the main two.

The amount you get per sale is an obvious one. If your cut is in the region of $20 to $40 per sale then you are about right. Some would argue that smaller amounts bring more sales and others would argue that the high cost items pay more in the long run. Most lie somewhere in the middle.

The next thing to look at is the gravity. The exact algorithm which calculates Clickbank gravity is a secret, but it is understood by the most to be sales or ‘conversions’ per visit together with its popularity among the affiliates.

The higher the gravity the more sales the product is getting, but so too are the number of your competitors selling it. Aim for products with a gravity of between 100 and 150 to start.

Once you have decided on your product you will need to get your hoplink to it. You can do that in Clickbank. There’s a simple structure to the URL of the product pages which includes your hoplink and the vendor code. It’s simple to do so make sure you get it right.

Also it’s important to learn how the tracking component works. You will need to track which of the keywords you will be using are making sales.

Next you need to drive traffic to your hoplink. The only sure fire way of doing this is using pay per click advertising. All other kinds are slow to pick up or too hit and miss, especially if you don’t know what converts yet.

Google Adwords, Yahoo Search Marketing and Microsoft Ad Network are the only three pay per click networks to use. Yahoo offers payment through Paypal so this can be quite useful to some.

Open your pay per click account (get one if you don’t have one) and create a campaign for the new product.

When creating the ads take a look at the product sales page and use the words used by the writer of the sales letter, especially in the headline grabber, page title and opening paragraph. By matching the words in your ads to those on the sales page will position you for a good quality index, leading to cheaper prospect clicks.

Don’t use the automatic text replacement functions for your ads as these will also adversely effect your quality score. The pay per click providers make life difficult for affiliate linkers so make yours match the sales letter as much as possible. You can experiment later when your quality scores are already high.

Obviously, use your hoplink as the destination URL.

Next get as many keywords as you can. The best place for this is the Adwords keyword tool. Once you have got a good list of keywords, delete any which are not relevant, you’ll save yourself paying for wasted clicks.

Load the keywords into your campaign and set them all to ‘exact phrase’ for Google, or ‘standard’ for Yahoo. Turn off the Content Network and make your bids low, say no more than 25 cents a click. Turn off ‘ad optimization’ as you will split test your ads yourself.

When the Campaign is on see how many of your keywords are active and adjust your bid price accordingly. Keep an eye on the campaign for the first few hours to make sure it’s not running away with itself. Once you’ve had two or three days of clicks take a look at keyword impressions, clicks and conversions, removing non performers.

By now you also should have received quality scores for your ads. You’ll need a minimum of three out of five bars, the more the better, but you should try to get it to five out of five by improving the number of clicks your ads are getting.

Do this by trialing two or three different ads. When you have a reasonable number of impressions/clicks see which were getting the best response. Remove the laggards and experiment with the winners.

Once your ad rates and expenditure have settled, tweak your campaign by increasing bids on keywords that are working and decreasing on others. If your quality scores are good then you will see your click costs remain low as you bid for higher spots.
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    x3xsolxdierx3x
    I've done every single thing I've done online WITHOUT my own website.

    Of course, this doesn't mean that I don't value that approach....I diverged from the norm a bit because, well, having my own site was a bit intimidating to me. Soon, I think it may be time to create my own website or blog, though.
  • Profile picture of the author minitg
    minitg
    I tried this in the past and my google quality score was really, really low and even times the ad was declined by google. Google favors a landing page other than the affiliate page. That was my experience, unless I missed something.
  • Profile picture of the author __internet__
    __internet__
    It's not that easy to use an affiliate clickbank hop link and promote on Google adwords. You get slapped, and then you have to pay about 5 dollars a click for the top spot. Plus everyone is already doing the same thing, so you're competing for one spot that is already taken. Also, you're putting yourself at risk by doing this method. You're not showing that you're an affiliate anywhere, and this is against the law now. You need to disclose that you are an affiliate or you're breaking FTC rules.
  • Profile picture of the author tycoon828
    tycoon828
    Thanks Alexa.

    BTW, I like your new photo.
  • Profile picture of the author lerxtjr
    lerxtjr
    It's not that easy to use an affiliate clickbank hop link and promote on Google adwords. You get slapped, and then you have to pay about 5 dollars a click for the top spot.
    Yeah, I'm really struggling right now with even keeping a Google AdWords account active and live. I spend good money with AdWords and have for years, promote good products without being deceiving, get pretty good clickthrough and conversion rates and bring visitors to opt-in pages, and have full disclosure...all the things I'm supposed to be doing. But, yet I still get shut down. I can't even IMAGINE going back 5 years in time and just "direct linking" from an AdWord to an affiliate landing page. Talk about a huge whopping target to flag Google staff. You'll get shut down inside of two weeks for sure.
  • Profile picture of the author FrenchieATX
    FrenchieATX
    Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

    If you'll excuse a dissenting voice, in my opinion, this is advice which will actually prevent many people from making money, often without their ever understanding why. Like many others, when I first started out as a Clickbank affiliate (yes, we're actually called "affiliates", not "resellers"), it was what I did, and I earned almost nothing for 4 or 5 months and didn't understand what I was doing wrong. I then started promoting products with gravities under 30, and within another 3 months was actually making a full-time living. And even then, I didn't fully understand why - it took me a few more months, after that, to work it out.
    I have to thank you for this - i've read a couple of your recent posts on the matter and you've set off a light bulb for me. I just happen to have swapped the product I'm promoting to one that is leak-free and has low gravity, but a promising sales page. I hope to prove your advice is accurate pretty soon!

    Thanks again.
  • Profile picture of the author regska
    regska
    You can promote Clickbank products without a website. If you have thousands of subscribers in your list, then you can just send them an email with your affiliate link and include some of your bonuses and you can get sales in just a matter of hours. That's the power you can get if you have thousands of subscribers in your list. So build your list, focus on it, before trying to sell anything. List building should be the number 1 focus, because that's how you can build a stable business.
  • Profile picture of the author xstrobex
    xstrobex
    Direct linking with a PPC traffic source other than google. i.e pluse360 bidvertiser aol etc
  • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
    tryinhere
    @ matty-81 ? mate the best option is to delete that / those campaigns for now at least. do not pause but delete.

    if the vendor corrects them re fire them, but it really is not worth losing your account over a stand off in the night with the big G.

    @ Alexa Smith
    Also, if you'll excuse the observation, I suspect that in any case the method you suggest may actually be contrary to both Google's own terms of service for AdWords
    in regards direct linking this is ok with G terms, not probably the best option but it is one.

    There are several factors like the one affiliate ad displaying so it can be restrictive dependent on what or how, each to their own on it.
  • Profile picture of the author killier88
    killier88
    im new to and i want to start affiliate without a website or money. if im able to see money than maybe il open a website.
  • Profile picture of the author DotComBum
    DotComBum
    If you don't have a site, it would be best to promote through PPC ads or mailing list.
  • Profile picture of the author M42
    M42
    It's clear that Alexa knows her stuff when it comes to Clickbank. Thanks Alexa
    BTW I promote through YouTube
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
    Alexa Smith
    Originally Posted by killier88 View Post

    im new to and i want to start affiliate without a website or money. if im able to see money than maybe il open a website.
    This is a rather counter-productive approach.

    Having your own website is high on the list of things that determine whether or not you'll ever make any money.

    At the moment, you're saying "I'll start off with something that stacks the deck totally against me, but if I just happen to get miraculously lucky with it, then I'll try something that might work instead".

    Here are the realities of promoting ClickBank products: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7110523

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