Have you always thought that you need to have a website or a blog in order to earn money via ClickBank? if you did, you are completely wrong. You can make money from ClickBank without having a website. I understand that people hesitate to invest money in getting a website developed and maintaining it because it is not cheap. You may have to spend $500-$1000 USD for a website alone apart from domain, hosting and maintenance charges.
In today’s article I’ll be teaching readers how to make money from ClickBank without having a website. I will cover all the necessary steps involved in this process to get you started right away ! Let’s start with a very basic question for those who have no idea about ClickBank.
What is ClickBank?
Well, many of you who have been searching information about making money online, you must have came across this name before because there are lots of people already writing different tips & tricks for ClickBank at their blogs however for those who haven’t heard about it, here is the brief introduction.
In a simple language, ClickBank is one of the largest marketplace for digital content creators and the affiliates (I’ll discuss who affiliates are and what affiliate marketing is). It is a place where the vendors (businesses or the individuals) list their products OR services and the affiliates promote the products and get paid commission on each product sold by them. There are lots of products to choose from at ClickBank where the vendors pay one time commission in one case or recurring commission in other case. How much commission affiliates can get paid per sale varies from offer to offer.
ClickBank was founded back in 1998 and became one of the largest marketplace in the world. This global internet retailer has more than 10,000 active product vendors and more than 100,000 affiliates promoting the products and making big bucks.
Who are affiliates and what is affiliate marketing?
According to Wikipedia, Affiliate Marketing is…
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.
In layman term, affiliate marketing is a form of online marketing wherein the marketer (generally referred as affiliate) convinces buyers to buy the product (of a vendor, not his own) he is promoting and entitle to receive pre-defined percentage of product’s total monetary value called commission when the sale materialises.
Below are some interesting stats about Affiliate Marketing.
- The US affiliate marketing spend will cross $ 6.9 billion in next 5 years- Source
- Out of $107 billion total earning of Amazon.com in 2015, affiliates generated atleast $10 billion- Source
- UK advertisers spent 1.3 billion pound in 2015 on affiliate marketing – Source
Affiliates are the people who are interested in promoting third party products and receive percentage commission for each sale they make. To put it in more simpler words, you will be called affiliate if you signup for amazon affiliate program, sell their products and receive commission on each product sold by you.
There is a huge earning opportunity for affiliates on the internet and many top affiliates such as Pat Flynn owner of smartpassiveincome.com, John Chow of johnchow.com, Mathew Woodward of matthewwoodward.co.uk earn really good money through affiliate marketing and other stuff. According to the reports posted by Pat Flynn at his blog, below are the incomes of last 4 months:
- January 2016 – $ 176,649.93
- February 2016 -$ 171,010.60
- March 2016 – $ 150,616.15
- April 2016 – $ 166,123.99
How to make money from ClickBank without a website
I understand that you have a ClickBank account, in case you don’t just go their website and sign up for an account. Registering ClickBank account wouldn’t take more than 5 minutes. Just fill out the form which requires basic information to be entered and you are ready to go.
Once you have ClickBank account approved, its time to find the product to promote. We need to find the product that converts well and also offers good affiliate commission for each sale. I like the products which pay recurring commission over one time commission however you may or may not find vendor offering recurring commissions for chosen product.
Let’s see how to find a good product to promote.
Login to your ClickBank account and choose the category that you are familiar about from left had side menu. Why it is recommended to choose category of your choice is because in order to promote the product well, you got to have a good knowledge of the product. You must select the product which you have bit of knowledge about and you could convince buyers to buy the product. For example if you have ever worked as recruiter or HR professional, you must have good knowledge of Jobs/Employment etc. So the best category you can select products from is Job/Employment. Under the selected category, any product will be good to go with if it satisfies below conditions.
- Gravity – more than 20
- Avg $ sale – $20 or more
- Onetime commission/Recurring – Recurring is better but one time isn’t bad either
Whatever product you choose and it satisfies above said criterion, its time to open its landing page and analyse it. Based on my experience, you must select the product whose landing page contains:
- Payment proof
- Call to action button (such as BUY NOW) on the upper half of the page and at the end.
- Offering discount on original price
How to sell the product and earn commission
Now we are ready with the product and its time to promote it. There are free as well as paid methods of promoting the product on the internet. The free methods might take sometime and its more likely that by the time you could see the results, you have already given up. However if you go with paid methods, you can expect some real quick results. Whether it is a free method of paid one, you must A/B test your campaign in order to improve ROI. Let’s take free as well as paid methods.
Free method – The only free method that worked for me without having a website was article marketing. The article marketing is to write an article about the product you are promoting and publishing that article on high traffic article directories with your affiliate link. One such directory that I want to recommend is Ezine.
Go to ezinearticles.com and register for an account. Once the account is created, write article of no less than 400+ words and include hoplink of the product you are promoting at the bottom of the article. HopLink is nothing but a unique URL that helps ClickBank to track all the sales being made by you. To create HopLink, click “Promote” button. A new window will pop up with two text boxes asking for “Account Nickname” (already filled) and Tracking ID. Enter tracking ID of your choice and hit “CREATE” button. You are ready with HopLink !
This free method requires you to published atleast 70-80 articles to see some results. I know its too much of work but again free methods take time.
Paid method – There are plenty of paid methods such as Bing advertisement, Google Adwords but they are big expensive. The cost per lick with these networks is pretty much higher. One source which gave highest ROI to me is Adhitz.com
Adhitz is one of the biggest ads network delivering millions of ad impression every single day. Imagine what magic this ad network can do by making your ads available for such wide audience. The average CPC rate with adhitz is $0.18 for the US and as low as $0.10 for countries like New Zealand, Ireland, Greece etc. Some country’s CPC go ridiculously low at just $0.06. That’s really great !
Sign up for ADVERTISER account and create the ad. Give HopLink in the URL which you have created above while creating an ad so that all the sales are tracked and you get paid for each of them. Including HopLink is one of the most important thing that you have to keep in mind at the time of setting up campaign. Creating ads is super easy however youtube have tons of videos explaining how to create ads with adhitz.com. If you still have any doubt, you can always reach out to me through email.
All the methods, let it be free or paid methods, you must A/B test your campaign and see which ad gives highest ROI. It is about experimenting and repeating the same stuff to improve ROI as much as possible. You can start off with a small investment of $50 with adhitz and monitor the results and scale it up.
I wish you liked this article and hope it helps you make some money online.