ClickBank is one of the largest sources of digital products, and some 10,000 merchants use ClickBank to sell their products.
ClickBank is great for merchants. It provides an affiliate scheme and processes credit cards on behalf of the merchants.
If you’re wanting to start making serious money by selling products as an affiliate, ClickBank is also ideal. Just set up a free account, decide which ClickBank products you want to promote, get the special ClickBank “hoplink” for those products and start sending people to the merchant’s sales page through your ClickBank affiliate link. Then start raking in the cash – usually at least 50% of the selling price.
There’s nothing to it, is there? Sorry, but yes there is! Unless you’re going to follow the example of most people trying to sell ClickBank products and making little or nothing for their efforts, you’ll need to avoid the common mistakes that they make.
Promotion techniques such as putting banner ads on a website or adding affiliate links to either email and forum posting signatures, are not enough to convince people to buy anything through your ClickBank affiliate link.
Let me show you a method which I’ve used to great success. OK, you have to work at it a bit, but it will be well worth your while:
Writing Review Pages
You need to write a review for any product you want to promote as an affiliate. The purpose of the review is to “pre-sell” the product. You need to get people in a favorable frame of mind so that when they visit the sales page through your affiliate link, they are much more inclined to buy.
The reason why this technique is so successful is that more and more people, before they buy something online, look for reviews of the product. If you type “review” + a product name into Google, you’re likely to find examples of product reviews.
Unfortunately, many people, even though they realise the benefits of review pages, still make elementary errors.
How To Improve Your Review Pages:
1) If you simply write about the good things in a product, you will be unconvincing. It’s not hard to find a few minor faults in a product. And, of course, you make sure that the good points heavily outweigh the bad points!
2) Remember that you’re not aiming to “sell” the product. Leave that job to the merchant. What you should convince visitors to your review page is to really want that product. Then you want them to click through your affiliate link to go to the merchant’s sales page with their credit card in front of them!
3) You mustn’t use words and sentences taken straight from the merchant’s sales page. Your review will lose all its impact if you do this. It will no longer be seen as impartial.
4) Ideally, you should already have used the product before you write the review. Ask the merchant for a complimentary copy of the product saying that it’s for a review. Many merchants will be happy to do that.
5) “Comparative reviews” are very powerful. Just find other products which satisfy the same sort of needs, and review them alongside the product you really want visitors to buy. A “star rating” system is a good idea in a comparative review. You will, of course, give the main product more stars than the others!
I hope that you’ve gained some good ideas from this article, and that it will help you to improve your ClickBank income. You’ll find it even easier to promote ClickBank products by using the tools included in my ClickBank ToolKit.