Making money through affiliate marketing is one of the most rewarding careers one could ever have. What’s good about this business is that anyone can join and make their way to success. Affiliate marketing has been known to be cost-efficient, asses sable method of conveying long-term results. In fact, you can start even with a shoe string budget. And with affiliate marketing, you can have the benefit of working from home and enjoying the freedom and flexibility of working for yourself.
But there are also some people who failed in this kind of business. It could be because they lack knowledge and tactics. If you are a web site owner and you want to join in an affiliate marketing business, you should know where to get good affiliate programs.
Clickbank is an ideal place to start. Here, you can find one of the largest affiliate marketing programs in the industry. You just need to visit their site, http://www.clickbank.com and secure a clickbank ID. From the Clickbank’s home page, proceed to Earn Commissions and look for the products and services that perfectly fit you and your site. These products are typically ranked according to their popularity.
Clickbank is one of the affiliate networks that serve as a 3rd party between the web merchants and the associated affiliates. It is responsible in providing the technology to deliver the merchant’s offers and campaigns. The affiliate network also do the job of collecting commission fees from the merchant and giving it to the affiliates involved in the program.
Clickbank provides you a large and increasing network of publishers or affiliates to tap into. To be more specific, clickbank has more than 100,000 affiliates who are experts in finding potential customers for your affiliate program. The reason why more and more affiliates are joining Clickbank is obvious the process of gaining commissions in this network is absolutely fair and transparent.
For web merchants, joining Clickbank is so easy. You just need to sign up in their site for free and allow them to sell your products. Keep up a promotional web site that gives your potential customers detailed information about your offered product or services. At your website, you must also maintain a comprehensive technical support pages for your product. In return, Clickbank will promote and sell your product, give customer service for your product, allow their affiliates to pass on traffic to your web site, enable you to encourage new affiliates to advertise your web site, furnish real-time sales reporting for you and the affiliates and send you and all affiliates a paycheck twice a month.
If you’re a Clickbank affiliate wannabe, you surely won’t find it hard to be a part of this network. First, you are required to place their link on your website and if you don’t have a Clickbank account, you need to complete the Clickbank affiliate form and create your own account. Then, if you already have a Clickbank username, you are free to choose whatever marketing tools you want to use bring in more clicks and generate more sales. After selecting marketing tools, you can now get your affiliate link.
That’s how simple it is to join Clickbank. But being a Clickbank super affiliate is no minor achievement. It means you need to possess the ability to sell lots of affiliate products. You also need to have expertise in search engine optimization, email marketing, newsletter marketing, reciprocal linkage, link exchanges and other methods of promoting your merchant’s goods and services.
Among the secrets to become successful in affiliate marketing is to come up with good content based website and put your affiliate links in all your content. Your main purpose here is to give your visitors good quality content about the things they are interested in. Set aside the job of selling. It must be done by the sales letter page you are transferring them to.
Promote multiple affiliate programs in your website but don’t promote everything the world has to offer. Just choose the affiliate programs that fit your site and focus on it. Then, it is advisable to automate the whole process, giving you more time for other ventures. Yes, you’ve read it right! Automation is another key to become a super affiliate.
Of course, you have to spend more time in reading, learning and taking up the changes in affiliate marketing business. Through this, you’ll remain on top of the trends. If you are knowledgeable with online marketing, you’ll understand how important it is to stay up-to-date. In this kind of business, what worked and what was accepted few months ago may not work at present. So always see to it that you know what’s new in affiliate marketing everyday.
It’s really hard to be a Clickbank super affiliate, but you shouldn’t say NO to the thought of giving up. Bear in mind that in affiliate marketing business, you need to develop persistence, patience and knowledge. These traits will teach you to carry on no matter how tough the job is. Also, check your statistics. This will help you find out what is working and what is not. Make necessary changes if needed but do it one at a time and be patient.
So how do you actually make money from Clickbank? One of the most popular methods has to be combining Adwords and Clickbank but that’s already passe especially with the Google slap already ‘slapping’ so many sites.
I’m assuming you’ve already researched a niche and found a product or products to promote. If you haven’t already done so, please do that. Once you’ve done that, create a ‘landing page’ that pre-sells the product.
This is a must-do. In this page (and you should keep it short), bring out the 3 biggest benefit of the product and create an opt-in form. If you’re selling a dog training product you could list out points like
- Train your dog up to 10 new tricks per day using just 5 minutes with this ‘secret’ obedience model
- Potty training that is guaranteed to work! No more stinky and stained furniture!
- Your friends will wonder in amazement and scratch their heads wondering how you managed to train your dog to such obedience (not to mention the tricks) in just a matter of days!
Of course, theses are just a few examples of what you could include in your landing page. I’m sure you can come up with many other better examples. Remember to include an opt-in box that re-directs them to the sales page once they opted in.
This is the crux of the ‘secret’. Start pumping out articles and submit it to as many article directories. I would say write an article a day and mass submit it so it works out to around 30 articles a month. Include a link to your landing page in the author resource area.
Keep this up and you’ll have a steady stream of traffic and sales coming in. Now this is where the fun begins, set your articles to be displayed to them on your auto-responder.
You can promote other dog training related products at the end of each article.
There’s no additional work, just load the articles you’ve already written into the auto responder and your prospects will be exposed to your quality content and offers over and over again!
This really is an easy way to build a super targeted list and get a stead flow of sales from Clickbank!
Clickbank is one of the largest and most popular marketplaces for digital products (eBooks and software).
It has the advantages of:
- Having thousands of products under several categories including
- All products are digital. This means that the product can be downloaded immediately rather than having to wait for it to be shipped.
- Signing up as an affiliate to any product within the Clickbank marketplace is extremely simple.
Despite these advantages, most Clickbank affiliates struggle to make a few hundred dollars per month. However, there is an elite few “super-affiliates” that are making well over $1,500.00/month.
These folks are using Clickbank to create and grow a successful online business with affiliate marketing.
How can you as new Clickbank affiliate achieve this? The following is a summarized lists of what would be required is the knowledge of how to:
1) The ability to find the most profitable products. With thousands of product available, you have to be able to sift through the crowd and find the products that:
(a) Pay good commission – at least $20.00
(b) Are in great demand – You can find out which products are in demand by doing thorough keyword research.
(c) Have a good sales page – try to promote products that you have brought because that means that the sales letter was good enough to convince you to purchase.
2) Create your own affiliate websites (sending visitors straight to the merchants website through your affiliate link is common, but terrible mistake).
- One of the best kind of affiliate sites to create is a review site!
- When creating affiliate sites, think about ways to make your site unique
3) Create landing pages with an opt-in mechanism which allows you to capture the names and addresses of visitors. This is very effective. When you capture your visitors information, you can follow up with them, which has been proven to increase your conversion ratio.
4) Once you have captured the names of your visitors and have built a substantial subscriber list, you have to how to convert them into buyers… and even better… long term customers.
5) Get FREE *targeted* traffic to your affiliate sites. There are a number of strategies which are free but are proven effective in getting quality traffic to your site.
(a) Writing articles and submitting them to article directories
(b) Posting at forums and online boards
(c) Using signature files in emails and forums
(d) Surf for traffic exchange sites
These are some of the techniques currently being used by a handful of Super Clickbank Affiliates.
These are the techniques you need to learn to start seriously increasing your earnings online.
Don’t forget that in affiliate marketing, everything won’t take place overnight. And it will not happen without blood, sweat and hefty time commitment. Again, just encompass patience, persistence and knowledge; then do above mentioned tactics. Before you recognize it, you will start gaining profits. Believe me, the fruits of all your efforts here in affiliate marketing will be way too sweet.