How does ClickBank work?

How does Clickbank work? ClickBank is a free to join online marketplace for digital products, including digital information products and physical goods. There are more than 180,000 items for sale on ClickBank, with the top categories being software, gadgets and business services.

ClickBank was created as a place to find digital solutions for small businesses. Since then ClickBank has grown into the world’s largest marketplace for digital products.

ClickBank is a good option for anyone who is looking to make money on the internet as long as you know what you are doing. There is also the potential to spend a lot of money and end up with nothing. Be careful!!

Internet marketing with ClickBank

How does ClickBank work?

Many people have heard of ClickBank but do not know how to use it. ClickBank is a site that offers digital products for sale by the owners and a network for affiliates to earn commissions by recommending those products to other users. For example, if someone registers with ClickBank and chooses to purchase an ebook on the subject of gardening, then the affiliate who recommended that particular ebook might earn 7% of the cost of that product. They might earn 75% of the cost of another product.

If you are someone who is looking for a way to make some extra cash on the side, or long-term as a full-time business, ClickBank could be just what you are looking for. Created by e-commerce giant Jeff Cohen in 1998, ClickBank is an online marketplace that connects merchants and affiliates.

 

ClickBank is legal

Is ClickBank legal?

Yes. ClickBank is a popular affiliate marketing program that pays its affiliates a commission for the sales they generate. This question has been debated in many forums, including the FTC. It’s important to note that ClickBank does not offer any products or services, and their affiliate program is structured around pay-per-sale with different commission rates per sale.

ClickBank is one of the most popular affiliate programs on the internet.

How to get started

 

Join ClickBank here

This link and some others on this page are affiliate links. If you click on any of these links, I will get a percentage of what you pay. The terms and conditions for me might be different for each product, but you don’t get charged any extra. It is worthwhile for the seller because these are digital products. The cost for creating digital products are all upfront. It may seem a lot to give away 75%, as some people do, but if people like me or you promote these items and the vendor ends up selling an extra 1,000 or even a million, over time, of their product, then it is very worthwhile for them to reward its affiliates well.

The best way to make money with ClickBank is by using the “Clicks to Cash” program which provides you will a free report on how to earn money from ClickBank. There are products across every category imaginable, from eBooks and music downloads to software and templates all ready for you to promote. (And you can promote ClickBank itself. The money you earn from this will depend on who you attract and what sales that person makes.)

Basically, for each product, you are given a personal link to share and then earn money from anyone who purchases after clicking on that link.

For more detailed training I recommend joining Wealthy Affiliate. For my Wealthy Affiliate review click here. There are different levels for beginners and seasoned affiliate marketers.

Large payouts from ClickBank are possible

Large referral payouts on some ClickBank products

ClickBank offers some of the largest referral payouts in the business for its products and digital downloads. They have programs where you can make money by selling other people’s products, such as the “Hype” program, which allows you to receive up to 75% commission for each sale that you generate.

The highest paying product (average $ per lifetime purchase) is The Rich Dad Summit. BTW, if you are interested you can get 2 days training for $1! You then pay more for any extras you want.

The commissions come from people who choose to pay for these extras.

ClickBank Digital Products

Sell your own products

ClickBank can also be used to sell your own products if you have them. You can use their “Sell Your Own Product” application to list your items on their site.

You could start off quite simply by creating a booklet of useful information to sell. It is not too difficult to add video and audio resources to this.

There are straightforward instructions on ClickBank to tell you how to upload your product.

Tedswoodworking

Top 3 ClickBank products.

These products are hot items that have some of the best reviews and ratings on ClickBank. They may not be the best ranked when you look as I believe that the rankings are automatically updated.

1) Ted’s Woodworking

This has been the number one ranked ClickBank product for years.

You can earn Up To $125 Per Sale – With 11% Conversions!

Tedswoodworking is a website geared toward those who are looking for a well-crafted workbench or piece of furniture. The site offers an abundance of resources to help beginners with their projects and give them options for supplies, plans, and more. Once you’ve found the project that you would like to tackle, Tedswoodworking has the how-to articles necessary to walk you through the process from start to finish.

Review of the product I came across:

After taking a carpentry class, I decided to try my hand at woodworking. I went online and found Tedswoodworking, a website devoted to sharing the secrets of woodworking. It was really helpful for me to see all the different types of tools that were available so that I could explore what would work best for me. The site has videos that show how you can use some of those tools as well as great tutorials on how to make specific projects.

2) The Okinawa Flat Belly Tonic

The Okinawa Flat Belly Tonic claims that it is safe and effective and that it only contains all-natural ingredients that are free of allergens, so it’s fine for people with food sensitivities or allergies.

It wouldn’t be something I would choose to try without getting medical advice

3) Biofit

This company claims that 27,293 people have lost 20 pounds or more by eating food they enjoy.

There are a lot of weight-loss/fitness products that are highly ranked, however, some of the other categories are of more interest to me.

If you are interested in this category there are 311 pages of products to choose from.

Food category on ClickBank

Categories in ClickBank

In each of the categories you will find cover a wide variety of products –

Arts & Entertainment

As Seen On TV

Betting Systems

Business / Investing

Computers/Internet

Cooking. Food & Wine

E-business & E-marketing

Education

Employment & Jobs

Fiction

Games

Green Products

Health & Fitness

Home & Garden

Languages

Mobile

Parenting & Families

Politics/Current Events

Reference

Self-help

Software & Services

Spirituality/New Age & Alternative Beliefs

Sports

Travel

It probably won’t surprise you to know that 2 of my favourite categories are E-business/E-marketing and Education

Social Media

Some examples of E-business/E-marketing products

These sound very enticing and I know I could easily spend a fortune if I wasn’t careful.

Here are some I haven’t bought!!

I think you need to choose something you are confident and stick with it. – Wealthy Affiliate in my case.

1) Get Paid To Use Facebook, Twitter And YouTube

 

2) Perpetual Income 365 – Brand New 3.0 Version This 2021!

 

3) The 12 Minute Affiliate System – Hot Offer!

 

4) Millionaire Society – Already Paid $7,042,774.72 To Affiliates!

 

5) Super Affiliate System – John Crestani’s Autowebinar Funnel

 

Education category on ClickBank

 

Educational Products

Now these I would recommend

1) GCSE Maths In Four Weeks

 

2) Fun Workbooks For Preschool And Kindergarten Kids

 

3) The Spelling Bee Toolbox Tm

For US Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8

 

4) Kids Music Made Easy – Teaching Resources

 

If you are or were a teacher it would be worth considering whether you could create your own products. You will have plenty of expertise.

In summary

So, if you have an audience, join ClickBank here, choose appropriate products in the area called “Marketplace” which is broken down into the categories I mentioned earlier, and use your referral link to promote them. If you are interested in this but need support see Wealthy Affiliate.

Alternatively, create your own digital product and upload it to ClickBank for affiliates to find and market for you.

Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions. And if you create your own product on ClickBank feel free to mention that in the comments and I will add it to my Pinterest boards.

 

What to Create an Online Business In?

What to Create an Online Business in?

So, you want to create an online business. But the question you have is – What to Create an Online Business in? Perhaps you enjoy working online and love the idea of staying at home and working on your computer and earning money from what you do. Better still you can choose whatever topic you want to write about?

However, you wonder to yourself,

  • Should you choose the topic you’re really interested in or concentrate on what other people are looking for?
  • Should you choose a topic that’s hot or should you choose something evergreen?
  • What’s the best website platform to use?
  • Who are the best trainers?
  • How can you avoid scams?

My answer has been to join Wealthy Affiliate and to learn as I build my affiliate marketing business.  This works particularly well for me, as my websites also support my tutoring business.  Wealthy Affiliate is sometimes referred to as Wealthy Affiliate University and I think that is particularly appropriate. There are hundreds if not thousands of hours of training available, an amazing community and many other benefits. It is far cheaper than going to university but for me, I think it offers many of the benefits. Here is my review of Wealthy Affiliate if you’re not already familiar with it.

How to Create an Online Business

Here is a great video by Dylan Rieger

Here he shows you some of the success stories in Wealthy Affiliate and also gives a really good overview of Wealthy Affiliate.

Dylan Rieger explains how he was able to create an online business so successfully  – within a year!

First of all, let’s be clear Wealthy Affiliate is not a get rich quick scheme so so it is important not to think that you’re going to make money instantaneously. It’s about putting in some hard work at the beginning so that long term you can benefit from some passive income. Unlike a job where you get paid for what you do at the end of the month, with any article that you write you might not be getting any money for it for a few months but then you might get paid a small amount for many years if you keep your website. Some people may choose to sell their website so that they can get a quicker return.

In this article, Dylan talks about how he made it to Vegas in the first year. Basically, this means that he was very successful in attracting people to his website and many of those not only bought from his website but also chose to join Wealthy Affiliate themselves. Any year that 300 people or more join Wealthy Affiliate through your website or other links, you win an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas to meet with the founders of Wealthy Affiliate and the other ear people who have won the trip. Those who get to go say they gain an immense amount from it but also the rest of us benefit from the wealth of their wisdom as training etc is added to the wealthy affiliate platform from their experience.

You can read his full article here

You will need to join (for free) to read the article – but it will be worth it! Even if you only read this one article!

Create an online business and go to Las Vegas
Create an online business and go to Las Vegas

He tells you about the niche (area of interest) he works in and his method to find suitable products to review.  He shows you a few things that don’t work and explains why they don’t eg copying other people’s keywords, reviews of older products, etc.

Dylan’s New Strategy – In Just 6 months Dylan went from $0 to $3000+

Now although Dylan has already had some very successful strategies after going to Vegas he decided to try and promote a product in a new niche. It paid off handsomely.

Once again he was using reviews to help grown numbers visiting his website but here he does something very interesting to make sure his targeting new products.

Basically, it is to do with looking at adverts and then reviewing them but there is a little bit more to it and he goes into this in greater detail in this article.

 

Get the basics in place first.

Now, I’m sure Dylan would agree that all of what he does works partly because he’s got the basics in place first.

So to make sure that can happen for you, there are two courses to choose from when you join Wealthy Affiliate. When you join for free, you can do the first 10 lessons from either of these courses. By then you should know if you want to upgrade and get access to all the premium material. I upgraded two days later as I was hungry for the rest of the material and have never regretted it.

So to answer some of the initial questions regarding how to create an online business:

  • Choose something that you have an interest in and maybe expertise in but also find out what people are interested in by researching adverts and keywords.
  • Look for hot topics and then within that, there should be some evergreen opportunities
  • Use WordPress but managed by Wealthy Affiliate as this gives you: up-to-date training; technical support for when things go wrong, and they have for me; a community that supports you and shares your successes and bumps along the way, and will comment on your website.
  • The best trainers will include Dylan Rieger, Kyle, one of the founders of Wealthy Affiliate, Jay, who does a weekly hour-long training session live webinar, which are then available for Premium members. Start with those and you will soon find others you resonate with as well.
  • The training will help you spot scams and people will also blog about the more unusual ones they come across.

I hope this has been informative – Get in touch – I would love to hear from you!

PS Once you join Wealthy Affiliate all these links open automatically.