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Hi,

I just wanted to know your view what is the best way to promote promoting clickbank products as an affiliate. I see 3 options:

1) Use payed add like Google Ads to direct ad directly to vendor sales page
2) Use a specific funnel, like clickfunnel
3) Use own website, write article or review and add affiliate link to vendor's sales page

My view is that 1) might be the best if you start with a new product that you don't know. So with minimal effort you can check if the product is interesting and finds enough buyers. When the product looks "good" you can start putting effort into 3). Starting with own webpage looks dangerous for me if you start a new product because you might invest lots of time in website design and SEO and at the end nobody is interested in the product.

What do you think?

Thanks,
Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Mabu Map
    To me

    The best and the fastest that i love is PAID traffic.
    Here's Google & Bing

    the beauty from this is the if we master one of them
    we can easily master them both.

    It's fast and extremely targeted because we can target BUYER KEYWORDS
    I would like to build my list so i can follow up.

    That would be the best way in my own view.

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    • Profile picture of the author chris011980
      Linh,

      thanks for your response. When you use Google Ads, two questions on that:
      1) Where do you add your Clickbank affiliate link? Is it under "Tracking Template" in our Ad?
      2) How do you crack conversions, e.g. if any of the add visitors also get to the order form (to know who is a "good" audience for you)?

      Chris

      Just to understand your point.

      So, for you the key objective of the site is not a conversion (visitor but product) but collecting emails for later campaigns. Is this correct?

      And can you tell me which software can be used to send out the email campaigns? Or do you just use your regular email account (I can image if you send to many mails, your provider might block you)?

      Thanks

      Thanks for your response. Also here some clarifications:

      1) Clickbank is probably one of the best solutions but maybe to expensive for me at the beginning. Are there also any free tools or can I even build a funnel with free WordPress plugins?

      2) I don't know Solo Ads, will research. Are there any specific providers / portals that you can recommend for Solo Ads?
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    The best way is to create a site where you collect their emails, then market to them in your email follow-up.

    Think about the cost per click and how much you make per sale.

    It is easier to get people to give you their email address than to buy.

    Once you have their email address, you can put offers in front of them many times.

    Let me put your choices differently.

    1. Make $21 for every $20 you spend
    2 and 3. Make $53 for every $20 you spend.

    Which one do you choose?

    By the way, 2 and 3 have to end up with you getting an email address.

    If 2 gets them to a product sales page, it is worse than 1.

    Originally Posted by chris011980 View Post

    Hi,

    I just wanted to know your view what is the best way to promote promoting clickbank products as an affiliate. I see 3 options:

    1) Use payed add like Google Ads to direct ad directly to vendor sales page
    2) Use a specific funnel, like clickfunnel
    3) Use own website, write article or review and add affiliate link to vendor's sales page

    My view is that 1) might be the best if you start with a new product that you don't know. So with minimal effort you can check if the product is interesting and finds enough buyers. When the product looks "good" you can start putting effort into 3). Starting with own webpage looks dangerous for me if you start a new product because you might invest lots of time in website design and SEO and at the end nobody is interested in the product.

    What do you think?

    Thanks,
    Chris
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    • Profile picture of the author ertankoca
      Originally Posted by DABK View Post

      The best way is to create a site where you collect their emails, then market to them in your email follow-up.

      Think about the cost per click and how much you make per sale.

      It is easier to get people to give you their email address than to buy.

      Once you have their email address, you can put offers in front of them many times.

      Let me put your choices differently.

      1. Make $21 for every $20 you spend
      2 and 3. Make $53 for every $20 you spend.

      Which one do you choose?

      By the way, 2 and 3 have to end up with you getting an email address.

      If 2 gets them to a product sales page, it is worse than 1.
      I agree with you it is best way to promote. But we need to have a responsible email list which you get good open rates
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by ertankoca View Post

        I agree with you it is best way to promote. But we need to have a responsible email list which you get good open rates
        You can dramatically increase open rates by consistently providing quality relevant content daily and offering a free gift or bonus by purchasing through your link.

        Consider also collecting additional contact information and marketing through other communication channels such as direct mail, telemarketing, social media, downloadable pdf reports, webinars, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author ayomyde
    Hi, as a beginner, I will not advise you to start with Adwords. Reason is that Adwords has a lot of complexities especially for beginners. It is not also adviseable to direct your traffic to the vendor website. You should rather have a bridge page that captures your lead first before directing the visitors to your vendor. Your list is an asset!

    My best recommendation to you is to:

    1. Build a landing page (clickfunnel or any other one, depending on your budget)

    2. Use Solo Ads to drive traffic to your landing page. Using solo ads is magical (from my experience). your visiors are ready to buy and if your landing page is good enough, you could be converting at a very high rate (30-40%)/

    I hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheese1688
    Personally I think(I am using this strategy and it works very well), best is to do proper keyword research and find low competitive keywords which get a quite nice number of searches, for example, 1000-3000 searches per month, find 10 such keywords each one targeting your niche. These keywords MUST be low competitive so you could rank them pretty easily. Build a website, start uploading high-quality content with your keywords, start building links (PBN's) and your site will start ranking in SERP's, so visitors will click on your site, they will find high-quality and engaging content and hopefully, they will buy your affiliate offers.

    This is just a broad explanation and process, this works 100%, but you need to dig deeper by yourself.

    Good Luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    Originally Posted by chris011980 View Post

    So with minimal effort you can check if the product is interesting and finds enough buyers.

    you can check this when you understand clickbank offers better.
    do your own research and use the parameters clickbank gives you to see whether you are promoting a good product or not.


    and don't forget to think about yourself: would you buy what you are offering to others?


    these steps decide if the product finds enough buyers.
    You don't need to run ads to find this out.


    -> once you know that you just need to find the right targeting
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Well of course you want a product that is high in demand and has a good gravity. Second I would build a list. Create a page offering something of value in the niche and warm up the traffic. Build an email sequence again offering value and pitch your affiliate in like 2 out of 5 or 7 emails.

    You want to build trust with your subscribers and just not sell to them all the time because then your open rates and click through rates will get lower and lower.

    Shorter subject lines work the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author megamind22
    From personal experience, the best way is through paid traffic. Initially, you might lose a few bucks at the beginning which is normal when you're just starting out but as you continue to test new campaigns you'll become good at it and be able to determine winning campaigns the product you are promoting.

    More importantly, make sure that the product is of high demand and try and have a good sales funnel in place. Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author incomenow
    Originally Posted by chris011980 View Post

    Hi,

    I just wanted to know your view what is the best way to promote promoting clickbank products as an affiliate. I see 3 options:

    1) Use payed add like Google Ads to direct ad directly to vendor sales page
    2) Use a specific funnel, like clickfunnel
    3) Use own website, write article or review and add affiliate link to vendor's sales page

    My view is that 1) might be the best if you start with a new product that you don't know. So with minimal effort you can check if the product is interesting and finds enough buyers. When the product looks "good" you can start putting effort into 3). Starting with own webpage looks dangerous for me if you start a new product because you might invest lots of time in website design and SEO and at the end nobody is interested in the product.

    What do you think?

    Thanks,
    Chris
    Though it's faster to use ads like Google Ads or Facebook Ads, it can give you a long-term success if you start building a blog around the niche product you want to promote on Clickbank. Most people run away from blogging just because it takes time, energy, and resources to achieve results, but it's the best way to go about affiliate marketing online. It lets you earn income passively.
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  • It depends on your affiliate commission, amount of traffic, and conversion rate. The higher the commission rate the more room for error you have.

    The smaller the commission you get, the more paid advertising is out of the question.

    Email capture is fine, but you need to always know your cost per click, cost per lead, cost per sale... and if the results from all these metrics makes it worthwhile to promote that affiliate product.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    You are doing a mistake starting with paid traffic ,only if you have a lot of money to loose then its ok .But if not be prepared to loose a lot of money as paid traffic its not easy ,you have competition also ,and you need to learn a lot ,Why not combine both of them ,work hard with free traffic and your earnings invest them in paid traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    first, you need to develop your website. generate traffic before linking it to a click funnel you have chosen.
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    Is it possible to create sites for promotion on free site designers?
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  • Profile picture of the author prvegas
    Youtube videos are always a good source of traffic. If paid ads are not working for you then consider making videos about the product with a tag line, click link below for more information.

    Sell the Sizzle not the Steak
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  • Profile picture of the author sogeshirts
    I definitely agree with those recommending getting them to subscribe to your list. If you can't afford a paid service like Aweber then use Mailchimp at first.

    Create an email sequence that presells whatever Clickbank product you are promoting. Paid traffic like Bing or solo ads can help build your list quicker. For free methods targeted YouTube videos and building a targeted Twitter following can work, but it is a much slower process.
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    • Profile picture of the author Medon
      Originally Posted by sogeshirts View Post

      I definitely agree with those recommending getting them to subscribe to your list. If you can't afford a paid service like Aweber then use Mailchimp at first.

      Create an email sequence that presells whatever Clickbank product you are promoting. Paid traffic like Bing or solo ads can help build your list quicker. For free methods targeted YouTube videos and building a targeted Twitter following can work, but it is a much slower process.
      There is the Tick Tok social media. I hear it can bring you a fortune if you target anyone between 14-30 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author prvegas
    Short YouTube videos work to drive traffic for specific niches but always always give something away or anything you can do to collect an email address from your efforts.

    Once you have an email address then marketing becomes easier and more direct. If you are shy to be on camera, use a screen capture software to record and just talk about your offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    I recommend utilizing Google Adwords be sure to research the Golden keywords for your niche market that convert into sales. Find your biggest competitors then use Spyfu to get their keywords list.
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  • Profile picture of the author chris011980
    Thanks for your response. Would like to hear you experience with selecting a clickbank product based on their parameter.

    I have selected a clickbank product with the following parameters:

    Stats: Initial $/sale: $37.75| Avg %/sale: 75.0% | Avg Rebill Total: $0.00| Avg %/rebill: 1.0% | Grav: 206.07

    I was able to get around 120 visitors to the vendor's page now through Google Ads but just few visit the order form and no purchases so far.

    Based on the parameters, do you think this product is suitable for payed ads?

    And how do you select your products based on the clickbank parameter?
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by chris011980 View Post

      Thanks for your response. Would like to hear you experience with selecting a clickbank product based on their parameter.

      I have selected a clickbank product with the following parameters:

      Stats: Initial $/sale: $37.75| Avg %/sale: 75.0% | Avg Rebill Total: $0.00| Avg %/rebill: 1.0% | Grav: 206.07

      I was able to get around 120 visitors to the vendor's page now through Google Ads but just few visit the order form and no purchases so far.

      Based on the parameters, do you think this product is suitable for payed ads?

      And how do you select your products based on the clickbank parameter?
      You will most assuredly waste all of your money if you're going directly to the vendor page, especially since the product has such an extremely high gravity metric. You are perhaps competing against hundreds or more other affiliates with this offer.

      As others have said, you will do better by building a list and promoting through an incentivized funnel system. I always offer buyers a free gift or bonus by purchasing through my link. The perceived value of the bonus should be close to or even slightly above the purchase price.

      As for choosing a product, I simply ignore every parameter. These hardly ever are relevant to my own marketing system or prospects. Choose a niche or demographic for which you are knowledgeable and can provide value and build a list. Then choose relevant products based on your subscriber interests or pain points.
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      • Profile picture of the author Medon
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        You will most assuredly waste all of your money if you're going directly to the vendor page, especially since the product has such an extremely high gravity metric. You are perhaps competing against hundreds or more other affiliates with this offer.

        As others have said, you will do better by building a list and promoting through an incentivized funnel system. I always offer buyers a free gift or bonus by purchasing through my link. The perceived value of the bonus should be close to or even slightly above the purchase price.

        As for choosing a product, I simply ignore every parameter. These hardly ever are relevant to my own marketing system or prospects. Choose a niche or demographic for which you are knowledgeable and can provide value and build a list. Then choose relevant products based on your subscriber interests or pain points.
        I agree, developing your own funnel and promoting your product through it will give you better results.
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by Medon View Post

          I agree, developing your own funnel and promoting your product through it will give you better results.
          I have never had any of my own products to sell . I use the methods I mention to promote over 300 Clickbank products, as well as many hundreds of other affiliate products through Amazon, CJ, Shareasale, MLM, etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author chris011980
        Hi,

        just to understand your response. You are saying: "You will most assuredly waste all of your money if you're going directly to the vendor page, especially since the product has such an extremely high gravity metric. "

        I do not fully understand it. If I was running my own website with organic traffic, I agree that this would be very hard to sell the product as I would have a high competition with other sellers in terms of Google search.

        However, when I am routing a visitor directly from my paid Google Ad to the vendor site, I should have exactly the same chance of a purchase as any other seller that brought a visitor to the vendor's page? Or is your argument that also many other affiliate marketers already brought the same visitor to the vendor's page so that my chances get reduced?
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by chris011980 View Post

          Hi,

          just to understand your response. You are saying: "You will most assuredly waste all of your money if you're going directly to the vendor page, especially since the product has such an extremely high gravity metric. "

          I do not fully understand it. If I was running my own website with organic traffic, I agree that this would be very hard to sell the product as I would have a high competition with other sellers in terms of Google search.

          However, when I am routing a visitor directly from my paid Google Ad to the vendor site, I should have exactly the same chance of a purchase as any other seller that brought a visitor to the vendor's page? Or is your argument that also many other affiliate marketers already brought the same visitor to the vendor's page so that my chances get reduced?
          You have a snowball's chance in hell of getting sales from one click of an ad compared to more professional marketers who send their subscribers to the same vendor sales page multiple times in a marketing campaign. Particularly with high gravity Clickbank products, buyers will almost always do a Google search of your ad offer.

          For example, I have never made a Clickbank sale from the first click of my subscriber lists. It takes 3-5 contact points on average for a 10-12% response rate. Most sales (70%) are made on the 5th-12th promotion. Conversion rates can be significantly higher by offering a relevant bonus which has a high perceived value as I mentioned earlier.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrispop
    What about using social media paid ads like FB Ads? Or do they have some kind of ban against direct affiliate links?
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    • Profile picture of the author Amit Thawrani
      Originally Posted by chrispop View Post

      What about using social media paid ads like FB Ads? Or do they have some kind of ban against direct affiliate links?

      Hi,

      Yes, they actually ban your direct affiliate link and that's the reason you need to first create a sales funnel with bridge/landing page which will mask your direct affiliate link. Facebook will allow you some affiliate links through chat but not with ads. In order to run your Facebook ads successfully, you'll have to create a landing page or else they'll just banned your ads account.
      Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Google ads is expensive especially if you are a beginner. I suggest you build a review site with wordpress and put affiliate links on it and do some seo work to get the website ranked. You need to write articles based on low competition keywords to get them ranked quickly. You should also offer like a free ebook to collect emails and build up a sizable email list that you can market to over and over again.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I suggest you own any product that you want to promote as an affiliate. That way you have an authority to tell your prospects about that product.

    Never send to an offer unless it has a follow up funnelbut you want to capture leads first before you send any traffic to and producr's own funnel.

    Hope this helps.
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  • if you have capital you go for the paid ads to promote clickbank products
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    Paid traffic to build a niche e-mail list, then e-mail them constantly.
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  • Dear Chris

    I would always direct to your own optin page the redirect to new product. At least if product does not work out, you still have a list to promote with and therefore paid traffic is not wasted.

    All the best

    Dominic
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  • Profile picture of the author James Cheng21
    The very best method is to produce a website where you gather their e-mails, then market to them in your e-mail follow-up.

    Think of the expense per click and just how much you make per sale.

    It is much easier to get prospects to provide you their e-mail addresses than to purchase.

    As soon as you have their e-mail address, you can put deals in front of them many times.
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  • Profile picture of the author kjblitz
    I still think 2 and 3 are more viable since you build a list and you control the assets. If u send the traffic to the vendor page straight and they do not buy anything, it is money wasted I feel
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  • Profile picture of the author prvegas
    Build your email list and the money will follow.

    Market To Your Readers Of Your Blog or Website, they know you and trust you, but always have integrity
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  • Profile picture of the author H_Wilhelm
    Chris,

    The answer to your question really isn't an easy one because there's things about YOU (or anyone else who might ask the same question) we don't know!


    We don't know how much money you have to start!
    We don't know how 'techy' you are!
    We don't know your attention span!
    Etc., Etc., Etc.,

    Side Note: All these things will determine how fast/slow it'll take you to start earning an income!

    That being said, if I encountered someone who was "just like me" and they asked what route or option would be best to follow when it comes to making affiliate marketing work, here's what I would tell them.

    Get a Clickbank* account, find a product that interests you, put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer and do some preliminary keyword research. There are A LOT OF FREE TOOLS out there that will help you in this regard.

    Paid Traffic Source: Microsoft/BING ADS!

    Google "Microsoft Bing Ads Coupon" ~ Often times, Bing will give you $100 AFTER you spend/fund your account with at least $25.00. So, technically speaking, you'll have $150 to use on paid traffic.

    Use the "Direct Linking Method" for now....and cap your "daily budget" to $5.00 to $10.00 per day!

    Why?

    Because it's going to take a few weeks to get paid by Clickbank, so you're going to need "working capital" (assuming you even make sales before the budget runs out) until you get paid!

    Unlike Facebook/Youtube-Google and most other paid traffic sources, Bing allows you to 'direct link' to the vendor's sales page!

    Side Note: FB/Google/Youtube and most Native Ads DO NOT ALLOW that so you MUST have a bridge/squeeze/landing page between the 'ad' and the 'sales page.


    I've just started doing this myself and was able to get a few sales w/in the first 24 hours, so I know the sh** works! :-)

    Once sales start coming in and you're getting paid by CB (aka ClickBank) on a regular weekly basis, then determine if you want to put money into someone else's pocket for their "page builder" (ClickFunnels/GroovePages/Kartra/Converti/BuilderAll/Etc. Etc.,)


    If you're somewhat 'techy' and feel confident in your skills, buy a domain name that's based around whatever 'niche' you want to get into, get hosting from SiteGround that includes WORDPRESS and then pick-up a reasonably priced "Page Builder" such as:

    ~ Divi
    ~ Elemanto
    ~ InstaBuilder
    ~ Whatever Floats Your Boat

    Then checkout either Aweber/GetResponse/SendLane/ActiveCampaign or any other 3rd party auto-responder you can find online, review their pricing and account limitations and then decide which one suits your taste buds.

    SIDE NOTE: This is MailChimps stance on Affiliate Marketing:
    https://mailchimp.com/help/about-aff...-in-mailchimp/

    Read It! Understand It! And if you feel you're not going against their T.O.S. feel free to give their services a look over!

    After all that, then you can incorporate your auto-responder into your Page Builder and THEN start sending potential buyers to your Squeeze/Landing/Bridge Page in order to 'Get The Lead' and start building an asset.

    On the other hand, if you have a little bit more capital to start with and you know/understand the importance of 'building a list' but you don't want to spend an arm and a leg to get started in fear you'll get distracted easily, go with "The Conversion Pros". (Just Google their name and you'll find their site! Not an affiliate/user of them any more but I did use them for about a year or so a while back!)

    You got all the 'necessary tools' at your fingertips in order to start building a list and it won't break the bank! ($50/Monthly)

    Bottom Line: You want to get going ASAP w/the fewest possible "hiccups" and spending the least amount of money. Coughing up $97 for ClickFunnels or a similar competitor, then another $20/$30 for an auto-responder and then trying to learn both of them and getting them integrated with one-another is often times frustrating and can easily lead to distractions which in turns squashes your motivation to make this "online business" a success!


    Once the money starts flowing on a regular basis, THEN YOU CAN BRANCH OUT to Facebook Marketing, Youtube/Google Ads/Native Advertising.

    This is, of course, just MY OPINION and like gas mileage, yours may vary!

    Good luck and let us know how things go!
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    • Profile picture of the author bizwebman
      Good explanation of some achievable ways to get the show on the road and start putting the building blocks to a business in place.


      Originally Posted by H_Wilhelm View Post

      Chris,

      The answer to your question really isn't an easy one because there's things about YOU (or anyone else who might ask the same question) we don't know!


      We don't know how much money you have to start!
      We don't know how 'techy' you are!
      We don't know your attention span!
      Etc., Etc., Etc.,

      Side Note: All these things will determine how fast/slow it'll take you to start earning an income!

      That being said, if I encountered someone who was "just like me" and they asked what route or option would be best to follow when it comes to making affiliate marketing work, here's what I would tell them.

      Get a Clickbank* account, find a product that interests you, put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer and do some preliminary keyword research. There are A LOT OF FREE TOOLS out there that will help you in this regard.

      Paid Traffic Source: Microsoft/BING ADS!

      Google "Microsoft Bing Ads Coupon" ~ Often times, Bing will give you $100 AFTER you spend/fund your account with at least $25.00. So, technically speaking, you'll have $150 to use on paid traffic.

      Use the "Direct Linking Method" for now....and cap your "daily budget" to $5.00 to $10.00 per day!

      Why?

      Because it's going to take a few weeks to get paid by Clickbank, so you're going to need "working capital" (assuming you even make sales before the budget runs out) until you get paid!

      Unlike Facebook/Youtube-Google and most other paid traffic sources, Bing allows you to 'direct link' to the vendor's sales page!

      Side Note: FB/Google/Youtube and most Native Ads DO NOT ALLOW that so you MUST have a bridge/squeeze/landing page between the 'ad' and the 'sales page.


      I've just started doing this myself and was able to get a few sales w/in the first 24 hours, so I know the sh** works! :-)

      Once sales start coming in and you're getting paid by CB (aka ClickBank) on a regular weekly basis, then determine if you want to put money into someone else's pocket for their "page builder" (ClickFunnels/GroovePages/Kartra/Converti/BuilderAll/Etc. Etc.,)


      If you're somewhat 'techy' and feel confident in your skills, buy a domain name that's based around whatever 'niche' you want to get into, get hosting from SiteGround that includes WORDPRESS and then pick-up a reasonably priced "Page Builder" such as:

      ~ Divi
      ~ Elemanto
      ~ InstaBuilder
      ~ Whatever Floats Your Boat

      Then checkout either Aweber/GetResponse/SendLane/ActiveCampaign or any other 3rd party auto-responder you can find online, review their pricing and account limitations and then decide which one suits your taste buds.

      SIDE NOTE: This is MailChimps stance on Affiliate Marketing:
      https://mailchimp.com/help/about-aff...-in-mailchimp/

      Read It! Understand It! And if you feel you're not going against their T.O.S. feel free to give their services a look over!

      After all that, then you can incorporate your auto-responder into your Page Builder and THEN start sending potential buyers to your Squeeze/Landing/Bridge Page in order to 'Get The Lead' and start building an asset.

      On the other hand, if you have a little bit more capital to start with and you know/understand the importance of 'building a list' but you don't want to spend an arm and a leg to get started in fear you'll get distracted easily, go with "The Conversion Pros". (Just Google their name and you'll find their site! Not an affiliate/user of them any more but I did use them for about a year or so a while back!)

      You got all the 'necessary tools' at your fingertips in order to start building a list and it won't break the bank! ($50/Monthly)

      Bottom Line: You want to get going ASAP w/the fewest possible "hiccups" and spending the least amount of money. Coughing up $97 for ClickFunnels or a similar competitor, then another $20/$30 for an auto-responder and then trying to learn both of them and getting them integrated with one-another is often times frustrating and can easily lead to distractions which in turns squashes your motivation to make this "online business" a success!


      Once the money starts flowing on a regular basis, THEN YOU CAN BRANCH OUT to Facebook Marketing, Youtube/Google Ads/Native Advertising.

      This is, of course, just MY OPINION and like gas mileage, yours may vary!

      Good luck and let us know how things go!
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    • Wow, really helpful post, thanks for taking the time to wrote it with that amount of information.

      Not many people will take the time to post a lengthy one like yours.

      Originally Posted by H_Wilhelm View Post

      Chris,

      The answer to your question really isn't an easy one because there's things about YOU (or anyone else who might ask the same question) we don't know!


      We don't know how much money you have to start!
      We don't know how 'techy' you are!
      We don't know your attention span!
      Etc., Etc., Etc.,

      Side Note: All these things will determine how fast/slow it'll take you to start earning an income!

      That being said, if I encountered someone who was "just like me" and they asked what route or option would be best to follow when it comes to making affiliate marketing work, here's what I would tell them.

      Get a Clickbank* account, find a product that interests you, put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer and do some preliminary keyword research. There are A LOT OF FREE TOOLS out there that will help you in this regard.

      Paid Traffic Source: Microsoft/BING ADS!

      Google "Microsoft Bing Ads Coupon" ~ Often times, Bing will give you $100 AFTER you spend/fund your account with at least $25.00. So, technically speaking, you'll have $150 to use on paid traffic.

      Use the "Direct Linking Method" for now....and cap your "daily budget" to $5.00 to $10.00 per day!

      Why?

      Because it's going to take a few weeks to get paid by Clickbank, so you're going to need "working capital" (assuming you even make sales before the budget runs out) until you get paid!

      Unlike Facebook/Youtube-Google and most other paid traffic sources, Bing allows you to 'direct link' to the vendor's sales page!

      Side Note: FB/Google/Youtube and most Native Ads DO NOT ALLOW that so you MUST have a bridge/squeeze/landing page between the 'ad' and the 'sales page.


      I've just started doing this myself and was able to get a few sales w/in the first 24 hours, so I know the sh** works! :-)

      Once sales start coming in and you're getting paid by CB (aka ClickBank) on a regular weekly basis, then determine if you want to put money into someone else's pocket for their "page builder" (ClickFunnels/GroovePages/Kartra/Converti/BuilderAll/Etc. Etc.,)


      If you're somewhat 'techy' and feel confident in your skills, buy a domain name that's based around whatever 'niche' you want to get into, get hosting from SiteGround that includes WORDPRESS and then pick-up a reasonably priced "Page Builder" such as:

      ~ Divi
      ~ Elemanto
      ~ InstaBuilder
      ~ Whatever Floats Your Boat

      Then checkout either Aweber/GetResponse/SendLane/ActiveCampaign or any other 3rd party auto-responder you can find online, review their pricing and account limitations and then decide which one suits your taste buds.

      SIDE NOTE: This is MailChimps stance on Affiliate Marketing:
      https://mailchimp.com/help/about-aff...-in-mailchimp/

      Read It! Understand It! And if you feel you're not going against their T.O.S. feel free to give their services a look over!

      After all that, then you can incorporate your auto-responder into your Page Builder and THEN start sending potential buyers to your Squeeze/Landing/Bridge Page in order to 'Get The Lead' and start building an asset.

      On the other hand, if you have a little bit more capital to start with and you know/understand the importance of 'building a list' but you don't want to spend an arm and a leg to get started in fear you'll get distracted easily, go with "The Conversion Pros". (Just Google their name and you'll find their site! Not an affiliate/user of them any more but I did use them for about a year or so a while back!)

      You got all the 'necessary tools' at your fingertips in order to start building a list and it won't break the bank! ($50/Monthly)

      Bottom Line: You want to get going ASAP w/the fewest possible "hiccups" and spending the least amount of money. Coughing up $97 for ClickFunnels or a similar competitor, then another $20/$30 for an auto-responder and then trying to learn both of them and getting them integrated with one-another is often times frustrating and can easily lead to distractions which in turns squashes your motivation to make this "online business" a success!


      Once the money starts flowing on a regular basis, THEN YOU CAN BRANCH OUT to Facebook Marketing, Youtube/Google Ads/Native Advertising.

      This is, of course, just MY OPINION and like gas mileage, yours may vary!

      Good luck and let us know how things go!
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    Hey Chris,
    As you see, all this information is correct and so are your assumptions. I've been struggling with these questions for years and finally decided I didn't want to go through this journey alone.
    Some say you don't need a website...I say it's better if you do,
    Clickfunnels helps you build your most important asset, your email list,
    Paid ads (Google) can get very expensive while in the learning stage...
    Just my thought...You don't want to try to do this alone...Melvin
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  • Profile picture of the author sitebuilder82
    Just make sure you're capturing emails to remarket to later.
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    • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
      Originally Posted by sitebuilder82 View Post

      Just make sure you're capturing emails to remarket to later.

      capturing the lead is worth nothing if he is not able to write very good emails for the follow up.


      I guess it's one of the biggest mistakes people do online. They hear marketers say 'the money is in the list'



      Yes it's true but that doesn't mean that you will make money just because you have subscribers. You need real skills to convert subscribers into buyers in the end. And unfortunately most of the people don't have these kind of skills yet, which is why I am myself use a system where someone else does the work for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Originally Posted by chris011980 View Post

    Hi,

    I just wanted to know your view what is the best way to promote promoting clickbank products as an affiliate. I see 3 options:

    1) Use payed add like Google Ads to direct ad directly to vendor sales page
    2) Use a specific funnel, like clickfunnel
    3) Use own website, write article or review and add affiliate link to vendor's sales page

    My view is that 1) might be the best if you start with a new product that you don't know. So with minimal effort you can check if the product is interesting and finds enough buyers. When the product looks "good" you can start putting effort into 3). Starting with own webpage looks dangerous for me if you start a new product because you might invest lots of time in website design and SEO and at the end nobody is interested in the product.

    What do you think?

    Thanks,
    Chris
    Options 2 and 3 are the best.

    I am pretty sure that Google does not allow direct linking to an affiliate page or sales page. If you do this they will not approve you and they can also ban you.

    Just make sure that you have multiple places to market your funnel/website because when you rely on ONE, you are at their mercy.

    Years ago Google banned me for some reason and I had to look for other ways to market successfully online.
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