How do you make money with clickbank?

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As to date I haven't made a dime with clickbank and adsense isn't doing that well either, total of 19 bucks or so. I am getting somewhat depressed. My lack of knowledge definitely keeps me in neutral. My email is flooded with IM pitches that it makes me sick to my stomach. I just need someone to teach a broke cripple how to make money online without saying purchase this and I will show you.

Im still working on my fiverr gigs, but they have slowed down.
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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    I see you are active user in warrior forum and by the time you should know at least how click bank works..

    You should know that by now you need to pick a clickbank product and start promoting. I think I know your problem, you are not stick with one product, I think you want to promote plenty of product in the same time.

    If you know how to pick a product and make a website than I suggest you to stick with one product for one month and than move to second one.

    Basically this is the way to make money from clickbank, by building website and ranking in search engine or building email list or by giving away free offer or promote in facebook.. I hope this helps..
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
      My problem is how do I promote using a link. Only thing I know about affiliate marketing is sticking an ad in a wordpress widget and hope someone clicks it.

      I am kind of from a reseller mindset, like drop shipping.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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      Originally Posted by alamest View Post

      You should know that by now you need to pick a clickbank product and start promoting
      :p

      @OP: According to your Fiverr profile you have been working with SEO since '99. The way forward would seem pretty simple then to start off. Build a website around your niche, a list to sell to your customers on, and rank that sucker.

      As soon as you can though look into diversifying traffic methods. Relying 100% on Google is not the way to go; but since it seems to be all you know it would be better to start with that then nothing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shawn Wilson
    The best thing to do is not get stuck on going from offer to offer. Do a lot of research on this forum and take the best advice (which most is free) and stick with one method. Master that method and don't get distracted. Take action and more action always.

    I suggest starting here: http://www.warriorforum.com/make-mon...ms-2012-a.html

    Good article with great information.
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  • Profile picture of the author tess47
    Here's a blog post I wrote about Clickbank marketing, hopefully it will open your eyes a bit!

    Clickbank Tips: How to Make Money with Clickbank | ProsperWithTess.com

    To be successful with Clickbank, you will need to believe in your product, use it yourself and be able to honestly promote it to those with a need for a solution. "Soft" selling is best, rather than sending your visitors straight to the vendor's sales page.
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  • Profile picture of the author gasman
    First of all I would say ignore all the IM pitches. 99% of them don't even have a clue how to make money other than to sell you a product about making money that doesn't work. If you want to make money with Clickbank or any other type of affiliate/Internet marketing, you can pretty much find all the information you need for free by using the search button at the top of the page. Take it slow and make sure you understand everything and don't go into information overload which is very east to do. There is no magic button, it's a learning curve.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
      So what do I do, take content from the vendors splash page, slap it on my page, throw a call to action button to redirect?

      Then promo my page? I would like to know the techniques people are using. I dont know maybe it is overload. If I had my own item, or if I would resell an Item like standard ecommerce I can wrap my head around this a bit more.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
        Originally Posted by Chris Silvey View Post

        So what do I do, take content from the vendors splash page, slap it on my page, throw a call to action button to redirect?
        Chris, I"m sorry to say, but you need to start fine tuning your skills a little bit more. There is a lot of free information on to market using a ClickBank product. I don't know your level of experience but this is not the way to do it - to take content from a vendor's splash page and slap it on yours.

        Why don't you begin by studying all the free info that CB provides, spend a weekend reading over the many posts on WF related to CB.

        Good luck.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
        Yeah dude List, List, List!!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Chris Silvey View Post

        So what do I do, take content from the vendors splash page, slap it on my page, throw a call to action button to redirect?

        Then promo my page?
        No - it isn't possible to make more than the very occasional, fairly random sale, that way.

        It's easily and understandably possible to get into trouble for the "taking content" part, though: don't imagine for a moment that you're trying to help the vendor to sell his product will necessarily make it ok to "take his content" without permission!

        Originally Posted by Chris Silvey View Post

        I would like to know the techniques people are using.
        It depends whom you ask: people are using a huge variety of different techniques. The reality, though, is that only a very small percentage of them are making any significant money from them.

        And those few successful people are almost all doing it the same way: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5210243
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        • Profile picture of the author hashbury
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post


          And those few successful people are almost all doing it the same way: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5210243

          Follow alexa's advise! I was promoting clickbank products and getting sales, but nothing to astonishing. I posted in one of her threads about clickbank when I first joined here and she nicely corrected me and told me a few things about CB that I didnt know. I went back and found some of her other threads about clickbank and read through them. I applied quite a few of her ideas, and my clickbank sales are probably 3 or 4 times higher than before.

          The product selection is also very very important. So make sure you read
          You have to select the products wisely:
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  • Profile picture of the author maestro_mr
    Here is some tips :
    - Build on same niche based on review site, so you make a "clickbank semi-authority review site"
    - Yes, you ought to know a research keyword, what is suitable to your niche
    - Think about to start list building, get your autoresponder, build list on the same niche, this is looked like slow, but it will be your best investment in the future.

    Maybe I can add some later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Find a niche, get a website, create a squeeze page, generate leads, insert your affiliate link into every email (cloaked), then make money. You will need alot of leads though. Whats your traffic strategy like?
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  • Profile picture of the author SarahSalah
    A Clickbank Affiliate Model That Works

    It will require more work on your part, you will make way more money with it. Here are the steps.

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

    The Money 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.

    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.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
      Originally Posted by SarahSalah View Post

      A Clickbank Affiliate Model That Works

      It will require more work on your part, you will make way more money with it. Here are the steps.

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

      The Money 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.

      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.

      This is the first sensible post in this thread I came across. Good work Sarah.

      And to the OP of this thread... this is a business so sit down and plan accordingly. Most people have the "quick cash" mentality and end up spinning their wheels on useless functions.

      Re-read what Sarah has posted and you'll realize this is a business, so start looking at it as a business, make a plan (Sarah just gave you one) and go to work.

      You may not know how to do all of the technical things but that's what YouTube and Google are for. Search for what exactly you want to do, for example setting up a squeeze page, and voila you'll see how on YouTube... Tons of useful instructions on there.

      So, like I said go back and read what Sarah outlined and get busy
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve McBride
    Making money with clickbank products is the same as anywhere else that you would be promoting products as an affiliate.

    Drive traffic to an appropriate offer that converts well.

    I know this is a drastic over-simplification, but you need to remember, it's the heart of what selling in IM is all about.

    What I would do, is not to worry about the offer yet. I would first focus on building a list in a specific niche. Don't let your list get cold while you're building it, I made that mistake when I first started. Keep sending them helpful tips and links from time to time, don't promote offers on every email.

    Once you're list is starting to grow, find products that would be helpful to your list. Don't pick offers on what would make you the most money. Focus on HELPING the people on your list. Picking offers that give your list the most help, is what will make you the most money in the long run.

    If you need help getting started with list building, there are plenty of threads on here about it. There are also inexpensive WSO's. If you're a member of the war room, I know I've seen a couple good list building ebooks in there for free.

    Good luck!

    -Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author AustinDigital
    have you tested out driving paid traffic to various offers? List building and them mailing works well too. Plenty of opportunities, but I would recommend you avoid all the stuff you are getting in your email and just do it.

    Affiliate marketing is not just "about hoping someone clicks on it". You need to be pro-active in your approach with everything, otherwise you will get nowhere. The "hoping" someone clicks on it is not pro-active. Hell make some Youtube videos and spend all day using onlywire to syndicate a site to all the social networks. Then start pushing hard on twitter & FB. That's how you get around the "hoping" part... you make them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bill Hugall
    Chris,
    Keep your head up! Being an affiliate isn't easy it takes planning, prep and tracking. I am wondering how are you getting traffic to you sites? What methods are you using? How big is your list? Who are you selling to! Remember to treat this like your business..... Because this is your business. There are so many ways to create a flow you just have to keep at it and find out what does and doesn't work. Don't get stuck on the not succeeding at this point. Focus on the learning part of it because if you remember what hasn't worked you won't waste time trying it again. There is a way for you to get there. Just keep with it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
      Well I found a product to promote. Actually something I can relate too and believe in. It is just the presentation of it all, the content, and getting them to click and buy. I was thinking of SEOing the heck out of it but also do a bit of ppc to throttle it. k, all I can do is do some brainstorming. see if i can write some content which I'm just a novice.

      Anyways all thanks for the advice. I guess the best practice is discipline and fortitude.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    What people normally do when promoting a affiliate product is do some keyword research to find a low competition, high traffic keyword, then create a blog and write a 500+ article/review then do some SEO to get it ranked.

    That's an overview of how it is done.

    James Scholes
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  • Profile picture of the author EvolBaby
    Excellent thread! I'm not promoting someone else's product I have an illustrated childrens book and a technical ebook on crowdfunding. I'm going to offer those up for people to promote via clickbank. I figure building a list and providing content is the key.
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    • Profile picture of the author marco005
      Hi,

      So when I read your posts, it is not possible to make good money every month with promote cb products without have a email list?

      Does building micro niche sites not work with cb products (without list)?

      Many affiliates makes good money every month with amazon or squidoo and they not have a list nad they have lot of such sites.....

      Say 50 niche sites, 30 of them makes $150 every month= "$4500
      is that no possible? $150= 3 sales with $50 commission every month, come on people, makes 3 sales in a month you don't need a list to make 3 sales-or you need?

      Why I need a list especial to promote cb products-are most people not trust cb products wehen they see it on a website?

      best wishes
      marco005
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

        Does building micro niche sites not work with cb products (without list)?
        No.

        Nor would it be a sensible way to do it, even it did work to some extent.

        There are one or two people here (I think literally one or possibly two) who claim that it does, and that it produces reliable monthly income for them, but when you look carefully at what those same people are saying about other things, in other threads, you don't need to be Einstein to work out that they're merely regurgitating tired, old myths of internet marketing and actually have little if any experience, themselves, of what they're talking about.

        Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

        Many affiliates makes good money every month with amazon
        Some, with Amazon. Maybe not as many as you imagine. But Amazon is very different indeed from ClickBank, regarding "customers' recognition of where they're buying from" and their trust. Take it from someone who does both that that makes it a totally different ball-game.

        Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

        or squidoo
        Wrong. Even some of the people who (less than a year ago) were selling Squidoo-related WSO's are now (for their sins) openly advising people to avoid Squidoo. This thread may tell you most of what you need to know: Squidoo

        Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

        Say 50 niche sites, 30 of them makes $150 every month= "$4500 is that no possible? $150= 3 sales with $50 commission every month, come on people, makes 3 sales in a month you don't need a list to make 3 sales-or you need?
        Marco, I mean this in a friendly way, not a rude one, but you're living in a dream-world. I think you've been reading too many of those free-download "alternative-reality" books from Kindle direct, or something?

        I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but here on planet Earth it's all different.

        Originally Posted by marco005 View Post

        Why I need a list especial to promote cb products-are most people not trust cb products wehen they see it on a website?
        That's correct. To trust it enough to buy it, they need a recommendation from a person they trust, who has built up a relationship with them such that s/he has credibility and is respected. Becoming a successful ClickBank affiliate means becoming that person.

        Here's the point: most of the available income in ClickBank affiliate marketing comes from two main activities: keeping your traffic returning to the sales page (because very few people buy a CB product at their first visit to one!), and making repeated sales to the same people who trust you and happily rely on the strength of your recommendations.

        It isn't possible to do do either of those things without a list.

        The last person with whom I had a serious conversation about this subject in a thread, here, set the ball rolling by commenting that he had had 3,000-4,000 hops for a grand total of 4 sales, 2 of which were promptly refunded. Those are typical figures for what you're suggesting. If that's your idea of "possible" and "viable", go for it.

        Here are some threads which will tell you what you need to know. (It may not be what you want to know, but it's what you need to know! ).

        What are the best ways to promote click bank products?

        Is it a good idea to spend some time on building a mailing list ?

        Without Building a List, How Consistent is Your Income from Affiliate Marketing

        Does anyone even make money online without an email list?
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  • Profile picture of the author run
    Different people with different techniques. One technique works for a person doesn't mean that apply to you.

    Yet, here's my technique to make money with ClickBank. I do actually not earn much with ClickBank as I am not so comfortable with the majority of the products there but some products are well worth promoting.

    - I created a blog based on my interest and experience and gathered audiences through various methods such as engaged through various related forum in my niche, interacted in the question and answer sites, built relationship with bloggers in my niche and did guest blogging, made some valuable comments to the popular articles in my niche, doing article/video/document marketing, as well as SEO and social marketing.

    - With qualification and trust from various sources of audiences, I could obtain many visitors as well as increased the list.

    - I didn't fond of ClickBank products but some products were ticked me. Because I bought it and read to see if it's valuable enough to pass to my audience, it was really help and gained much success of commission.

    Everything won't be working out of the box, so I think you must do some exercises to be able to gain the value from it in this online marketing world.

    If you're good at SEO, why don't you use that skill to serve yourself rather than server others. And, just to make sure that you don't just rely on SEO for you only one source of traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexGeorge
    There are a lot of different ways to promote links and make money with Clickbank. It would be best if you invest some money into building a website but it's not essential. You could try promoting them on social network sites, although its hard to get good conversions from this. HubPages and Squidoo still works, so you could write an honest, quality review on the product on there and include an affiliate link.
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