How to Sell ClickBank Products on Your Website
ClickBank is a huge affiliate marketplace that has paid affiliates hundreds of millions of dollars. Like clockwork every two weeks. So of course you need to know how to sell ClickBank products on your website to get your piece of the pie!
I like ClickBank a lot. Their commissions are excellent. Some products pay out 100% on the initial sale. The average is 50 to 75%. That’s a lot better than the commissions of most affiliate programs.
There are thousands and thousands of ClickBank products to choose from in about every niche imaginable.
I have made a lot of money on ClickBank so let me tell you how.
Placing ClickBank Links Inside Your Blog Post
This is by far my favorite way to sell ClickBank Products on my website. By placing links to products relevant to the blog topic inside of my post.
This should be done in a natural way. Not spammy.
The most effective way to sell ClickBank products on your website is through problems and solutions. Your post will address a problem and the product will offer the solution.
I will hyperlink words relevant to the ClickBank product inside my post. Let’s say I am writing a post on building a backyard shed. I would hyperlink words like shed plans to a product such as Ted’s Wood Working, one of the top evergreen products on ClickBank.
The products you link too need to be relevant to the content and helpful for you reader.
Links towards the top of the post tend to get the most clicks.
Banner Links and Ads
Many of the merchants on ClickBank have an affiliate center.
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A banner can go on your sidebar, or in the actual post itself. I have found from experience, that inside the post will convert the most sales.
Different themes offer different options. On one of my sites, I have the Socrates Theme and it has a rotating banner across the top. This allows me to place three different ClickBank banners on my site. Note my Hyperlink to the theme I use on one of my sites above (it’s a ClickBank product).
I have popped smaller banners in the middle of posts before. I wouldn’t put something huge there. That’s spammy. Something that fits well inside your post.
Banners can go anywhere inside your post really. A popular place is often at the bottom of the post but closer to the top will get more clicks..
One thing I do is test the banner ads. If one isn’t converting very well, I will switch it out. You can do this using ClickBank tracking ids explained further down in this post. Most merchants that have an affiliate center will have a wide variety of banners and sizes.
See Clickbank Banner Below:
Product Reviews of ClickBank Products
While this is not my favorite was to sell Clickbank products on a website, there are some advantages to it. The reason it’s not my favorite is because it the product has good gravity and is very popular, the competition will be steep and your chances of ranking are slim to none.
On the other hand, it’s a good source of content to interlink from other relevant posts. An internal linking structure on your site is powerful Seo if done right.
Now it it’s a brand new product that is about to be or just been released, a product review can be a temporary goldmine.
This happened to me when a vendor released a new product once. I was one of the first to do a review and I ranked for the product name immediately.
Now granted no one was searching for it yet but after the launch, the searches picked up. I made a lot of money for the first year after that product was released off of that one review.
Using a Resource Page to Promote ClickBank Products
A resource page can be very effective on a tightly relevant site. For example, if I had a site on Breakups, in my menu bar I may create a page that says Breakup Resources.
Then I would write a small review on the products that I support on ClickBank and link to them from there.
This is helpful to your readers. A woman looking on how to get her ex back is highly likely to check out my breakup resource page.
I can also link to it from other blog posts.
Strong Calls to Action on Your Website
I have found when I build trust with my readers, I can just flat out tell them they need this product and that it will help them.
I made many a sale by just flat out telling them to buy.
If your content makes them hang on your every word, by the time they get to the end of the post, they are likely to buy whatever it is that you are selling.
How and Why to Use a ClickBank Tracking Id
Knowing where your sales are coming from is important. You can see what works and what doesn’t by tracking where your sales are coming from.
For example if I write a blog post and put in a contextual link and a banner link, I would create two separate tracking codes to see which one is converting more sales.
Once you find the ClickBank product that you want to promote, you click on the red promote button and the box below will pop up. Your affiliate id or account nickname will populate. Then you put the tracking id in the box below and hit create.
The following is a tracking id I created for the product Long Tail Pro, a popular keyword too. I have ltp and banner meaning I used a banner ad. I would repeat the process again and use ltp plus the word text to tell me it was a text link. This way I can track which performs better on my website. A banner or a Contextual link.
You get two links here as you can see. These are called HopLinks.
The top one is a direct url. You can use it in a private message, email or on social media where allowed. Of course you can also use it to create a contextual link inside a post.
The bottom one is formatted in html code and would be placed in your text editor on your site. You can replace the words “click here” with any promotional jargon of your choice.
Get creative with your tracking ids. If you have several blog posts for example promoting the same product, you may want to use hoplinks to identify which post the sales are coming from.
Do what works for you and helps you to track your conversions.
ClickBank is Not a Scam
ClickBank has gotten a bad wrap in the past. Many believe it can’t be trusted or that ClickBank products are all spam. While not every product on ClickBank is equal, there is some really great value there.
In 2013 clickBank cracked down on the low quality merchants in their marketplace.
I do suggest that you actually personally review the product that you are promoting. Sometimes merchants will give you a free copy if you ask. If not, just buy it. It will help you sell more clickBank products on your website.
You can make that back over and over again.
Also check out the sales page. Sales pages play a big part in the conversion.
Now, this is not a ClickBank product, but if you have made it this far into this post, just buy it>>> It will help you convert more ClickBank sales >>>How to Write a Blog Post That Converts Sales.
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